How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun?
When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting on death row?
(From The Guns of Brixton by The Clash)
Investor's Business Daily: Can't-Do Congress
Those who voted for a Democratic Congress last year thinking it would end the war in Iraq weren't listening. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi never promised specifics -- and now she claims Congress is powerless.
Next time, VOTE COMMUNIST. At least they are honest about their willful ignorance.
Hee-hee! You socialist totalitarians better vote for Ron Paul...
International Hrald Tribune: U.S. Democrats seem ready to extend wiretap powers
Two months after insisting that they would roll back broad eavesdropping powers won by the Bush administration, Democrats in Congress appear ready to make concessions that could extend some crucial powers given to the National Security Agency.
Administration officials say they are confident they will win approval of the broadened authority that they secured temporarily in August as Congress rushed toward recess. Some Democratic officials concede that they may not come up with enough votes to stop approval.
As the debate over the eavesdropping powers of the National Security Agency begins anew this week, the emerging measures reflect the reality confronting the Democrats.
How they hate reality!
Although willing to oppose the White House on the Iraq war, [WTF? See first story above. - F.G.] they remain nervous that they will be called soft on terrorism if they insist on strict curbs on gathering intelligence.
A Democratic bill to be proposed on Tuesday in the House would maintain for several years the type of broad, blanket authority for NSA eavesdropping that the administration secured in August for six months.