Jan 01 2013

President Obama is up to his same old tricks (if one gets the drift).

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Hi, everybody:

Read this:


and either weep or gnash your teeth!

Hmm… -ek hornbeck

Obama Quietly Signs Abusive Spy Bill He Once Vowed to Eliminate

After Senate rejects oversight amendments, bill sails into law

Lauren McCauley, staff writer, Common Dreams


Under the cover of holiday weekend slumber, President Obama signed into law a five-year extension of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, successfully solidifying unchecked surveillance authority for the remainder of his presidency.

Known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the law extends powers of the National Security Agency to conduct surveillance of Americans’ international emails and phone calls without obtaining a court order for each intercept.

The spying bill would have expired at the end of 2012 without the president’s approval.

Remind you of anything else?  Bueller… -ek hornbeck

Please note:

This is cross-posted from docudharma, and the link is cross-posted from commondreams.org.


  1. TMC

    when, as a senator, he said he would filibuster but then voted for passage. I knew if he lied then he would lie even more later. I resigned my membership in the DNC after they rigged the nomination in Obama’s favor.  

  2. mplo

    which he most certainly did.  My decisions not to vote for him were reinforced when Obama took the exact same positions as John McCain during the 2008 Pre-POTUS Election debate on Foreign Policy.

    Fast foreward to 2012;  Although I’d secretly toyed with the idea of voting for Obama despite my dislike for him, due to Mitt Romney’s run for POTUS,  the Obama Administration’s (continued) disgusting treatment of Bradley Manning (who exposed the USA’s crimes in Iraq) caused any  idea I’d had in mind of voting for Obama to go out the window…completely.  Whereas I’d done a write-in vote of Sanders vs. Kucinich ticket (my own) during the 2008 POTUS Election, I voted for Jill Stein this time around at the polls during the POTUS Election.

    Neither the ardent supporters of Obama on the Left or people on the Right who call Obama a Socialist, imho, have an inkling of an idea what’s really happening, imho.  There are times when I wish I could say to such people  “Hey…pull your heads out of your asses and look around you a bit more.  Obama is not what you believe him to be!  Not by a long shot!”

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