Posted by Supreme General Rayegun @ 15:00
Well, if you THOUGHT your electronic mail was safe from the prying eyes of the guvmint….think again. Here comes the “Email Police”.
So here’s the basics (full article here):
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has drafted a substitute bill for the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which was originally written in 1986 long before things like electronic archiving and cloud storage. The update, which will be under review next Thursday, modernizes rules for police seeking to obtain private email for investigative purposes — rules that had been surprisingly lax.
And in a nutshell, here’s what they’ll be able to do:
“Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans’ e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct message without a search warrant,” wrote CNET’s Declan McCullagh.
Oh yeah, that little Constitutional RIGHT called “due process” as well as “no illegal search and seizure” well we’re from the government and we don’t have to obey those pesky things that we don’t like. That’s EXACTLY the attitude that Leahy and his PROGRESSIVE co-conspirators are seemingly taking with this bill re-write. Folks, if you cannot (or worse, will not) see what this band of carpet baggers is doing to our country then personally IMHO you don’t deserve to be a citizen of this country. Now that they’ve got another four years to trash the Constitution, overthrow “We The People” and put the economy on a one-way trip to Hell….the America I grew up knowing AND DEFENDING has become something of an anathema.
Want to fight this?
Welcome to the world of encrypted email. Darth, Vicar, anyone else, just contact the Southern Command HQ and we can get the Cybersecurity team to assist in getting you set up. We have a tested, proven package that we can put in place that will thwart any prying eyes. Personally, your General uses this setup for his communiques and given that my email is protected with an encryption algorithm that is somewhere in the neighborhood of FOUR TIMES that of current Military Strength specs, I’m confident that the guvmint eggheads would be pounding away for quite some time trying to read my emails. Can you say millennia? Yeah, that sort of stuff.
But, you might want to get on board quick. This is a limited time offer.
This just in.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 16:14
Denizens, this week’s episode of the Perfect Football Weekend opens with that Mickey Mouse network, ESPN (and I mean that literally; they’re owned by Disney), infringing upon the free-speech rights of one Hank Williams, Jr.
BOSTON (Reuters) – ESPN pulled Hank Williams Jr.’s theme song from its “Monday Night Football” broadcast in a rebuke to the country music star for comments earlier in the day comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
Williams, a Republican, had appeared on a Fox News’ morning television show “FOX and Friends” on Monday, and was asked which of his party’s presidential candidates he liked.
Obama and Boehner played side by side that day against Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich at the height of the congressional budget debate.
Asked what he did not like about the friendly bipartisan golf match, Williams replied, “Come on! It’d be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.”
For Hank’s part, he wound up apologizing for the comparison – which, if you ask me, he absolutely should not have done – and the four-lettered bastards wound up making the removal permanent.
Now, I seem to remember a helluva lotta libtards comparing Bambi’s predecessor to this Hitler character beginning sometime around November 2000. And it continues to this very day. But you don’t hear any angst – mock or otherwise – over that, now do you?
Nah, didn’t think so.
Memo to the four-lettered: I don’t have to watch your network. I don’t have to do business with your sponsors. And I don’t have to apologize for happening to agree with Hank Williams, Jr’s first impression on the matter.
For the record, yeah – I think Bambi is another Hitler. Come do something about it ESPN, you chickenshits.
Awright, on to the football. It’s Yet Another Thursday Game for Ged Kates and my Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets, and it’s a Guaranteed Win Night as well, for they are playing the North Side Steers. North Side generally wins one game a year.
Heights in a major squash.
Saturday, Gary Patterson’s unranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs – yes, I meant to point that out, why do you ask? – travel to Mrs. Venomous’ hometown of San Diego to take on the Aztecs of SD State.
Coach Brady Hoke is no longer there, having migrated to Michigan, and he’s been replaced by former New Mexico coach Rocky Long. But they still have a helluva quarterback (Ryan Lindley) and a helluva running back (Ronnie Hillman), and they damned near beat the Frogs at Amon Carter last year. However, Vegas has the Frogs as a four-point favorite.
I think that’s bogus. I think TCU loses this game, and it won’t be that close. You think SMU
T bombed ‘em out of the stadium? SD’s offense is better.
Also Saturday, it’s the annual…ahem…
VENOMOUS: RED RIVER SHOOTOUT, YOU PC PANSY-ASSED DOUCHEBAGS!!!1!!ONE!1!!ELEVENMILLIONTY!!1!
KORRIOTH: Feel better now, m’liege?
VENOMOUS: Why…yes. Yes, I do.
…in which Bob Stoops’ 3rd-ranked Oklahoma Sooners (Great Honkin’ Cthulu, how bad do you gotta beat someone to keep a ranking around here?) take on Widdle Mackie Brown’s (hack, spit) 11th-ranked TU
Shortdicks Longhorns Shortdicks. The major news this week for whom, was the announcement of the departure of one Garrett Gilbert.
Imagine. From playing in the BCS National Championship Game two years ago, to being ejected out the third-string chute last week. How the mighty have fallen.
Early reports have Gilbert possibly headed to…SMU
T. (Please, Lord, please make that happen. Little Junie Jones’d start him over Padron, and we’d kill ‘im…(cackle))
Things don’t get much easier for Bo Pelini’s 14th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, as The Ohio State University comes a-callin’ up in Lincoln.
Believe it or not, Vegas is actually making the Huskers an 11½-point favorite in this game. But NU doesn’t have a secondary either, so don’t exactly etch that in stone, if you know what I mean.
And this week, Tony “El Choko” Romo is guaranteed not to lose the game for his team.
OZY McCOOL: The usual reason, m’lord?
VENOMOUS: The usual reason, Ozy. Cowgirlz don’t play this week.
MERLIN: Plug Kansas back in for a game, sir?
VENOMOUS: Kansas is a 31½-point road dog at Oklahoma State, Wizard. Whaddya you t’ink?
MERLIN: Shutting up now, m’liege…
VENOMOUS: Thank you.
We’re back Monday or so with the recap. In the meantime, Bucky’s reward for destroying Nebraska is an off week, so my question for HDD is…dude, you ever gonna get a day off again?
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 21:34
(Hat tip to Tallulah over at the Rott.)
When – no, not if, when – God finally decides He’s had enough and brings the United States to its knees and relegates it to the ash heap of history, no one should wonder why:
But back to the question of genius. The U.S. government under Barack Obama is deeply committed to battling any belittlement, criticism, or questioning of Islam. (“I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States,” he said, “to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”)
At the same time, however, it is OK, in the Obama regime [SEE BELOW FOR AN UPDATE], for the U.S. government to burn Bibles. Yes, that’s right. Bibles were sent to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. But the U.S. government determined that the presence of Bibles in this “devoutly Muslim country” might inflame the natives. So they burned them. Why did they burn them? Because it is military policy to burn its trash.
Isn’t that nice? Handle it “as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art.” But burn the Bible because it is just part of your trash.
Not gonna be long now, I think, Denizens.
Posted by Supreme General Rayegun @ 17:05
Okay folks, my blood pressure is WAAAAY up after reading this one, and the RCOB is on the verge of exploding. AAMOF, just get me the Sam’s Club size of duct tape cause my head is 3 seconds from exploding.
“The area they were standing in and singing is an area that is restricted for this type of activity,” said Sgt. David Schlosser. “The United States Park Police is absolutely content-neutral when it comes to any sort of demonstrations in these areas.”
So that pesky little CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT of FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY or hell, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, is outlawed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?????? WTF are you dirtbags gonna do in 18 days when there’s likely to be ohhh gee, a MILLION or SO people doing the same damn thing????? FYI, if you’re not sure what I’m referring to you might want to visit this site.
“It’s not the content of their activity – that being the national anthem – it’s the location,” he said. “A couple steps and it would have been no problem whatsoever.”
Hey douchebag, they were singing the NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Ya know, the country you’re LIVING IN!
Schlosser explained that performances, regardless of content, are banned to “maintain a contemplative and reverent area for the Lincoln Memorial, for the other guests and visitors.”
Once again I say, IT’S THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I don’t there’s much more of a song that could be more contemplative and reverent given the locale!!! Except maybe “God Bless America”. I’d love to see how that one would have gone over….then again, I’m sure it’s planned for the rally.
Folks, it’s this sort of horseshit that is all due to the fact that we’re letting our FREEDOMS and our LIBERTIES be eaten away by Congress, by activist judges at all levels, and by a White (bet that really chaps Al-Obambi’s illegal citizenship black ass to say that, ya think?) House that is hell-bent on “fundamentally transforming” this country into a Marxist progressive Soviet commune.
Over my dead body they will! This shit has got to stop, and November can’t get here soon enough.
Posted by Supreme General Rayegun @ 12:14
In this little tidbit of news, it seems that certain folks in NYC are following the progressive agenda in perfect goosestepping fashion. Between this and the flag t-shirt flap over in Californication it certainly appears that these coastal states have been drinking to koolaid a little heavier than others. And as Darth has already pointed out above….VIVA ARIZONA!
Now I know that those of us here get it. It’s been clear for some time now that the “fundamental transformation” Jugears McHopenchange was talking about was the complete and utter destruction of America as it has been known for the last 230+ years. The progressives have been wanting this since the early 1900′s when Woodrow Wilson first spewed forth the progressive agenda from his piehole. Remember, it was Wilson that brought forth the lovely redistributor of wealth called the “Internal Revenue Service” and then coupled that with the so-called private agency to manage all that “revenue” named the “Federal Reserve Board”. And not to mention, he also started the group that is now trying to turn the intertubes into a “public utility” so they can get the grimy fingers on it….yes, that fun-loving, happy face agency known as the “Federal Communications Commission”.
Getting back on point though, sure the Empire State building can make their own decisions on whether or not to allow the request for Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday….it is still a free country (subject to change without notice) after all. But going whole-hog for the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Revolution and NOT wanting to honor a Nobel Peace Prize winner don’t exactly do much to even out the scales there gents. Is that nationwide petition starting to be a thorn in your side yet? Guess what, it’s likely to get worse as the news of this spreads.
Your call though.
Posted by Supreme General Rayegun @ 13:54
ALL HANDS MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS
THIS IS NOT A DRILL, REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL
offer President Obama emergency control of the Internet and may give him a “kill switch” to shut down online traffic by seizing private networks
Not on my watch!
This piece of shit legislation reeks UNCONSTITUTIONAL all over the place. If this is not a clear attempt at a total power grab by the DEMONSHITTERS and the WHINE HOUSE you obviously are a DEMONSHITTER yourself or are living in a DRUG INDUCED coma.
Attention all SENATORS who even CONSIDER voting yes on this bill. KISS YOUR JOB GOODBYE at the next election. WE THE PEOPLE will not for one iota of a second stand for this overt attempt at turning OUR country into a socialist/marxist oligarchy with Al-Obambi as your puppetmaster.
All Comm channels are to remain open until further notice.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 13:32
And so it begins.
Union thugs & goons attacked senior citizens and other protestors last night at townhall meetings in Tampa & St. Louis.
This comes on the heels of Al-Obambi encouraging their brownshirts to “punch back twice as hard” against America’s citizens during these meetings.
You people who’ve wrung your hands in angst every time one of us mentions a second civil war? Think this all can be resolved sans bloodshed and violence now?
War is coming, people. Bank on it, and prepare.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 19:49
2003: The Duchess Hilarious thinks dissent is patriotic.
2009: San Fran Nan Piglousi doesn’t think dissent is so patriotic anymore.
From the House GOP Conference Secretary’s office:
Democrats Gag Debate on Failure to Follow House Rules
(WASHINGTON, DC) – In an astonishing acceleration of the stifling of debate and transparency in the House, Democrats tonight voted to adjourn and gag the planned special orders speeches of U.S. Representatives John Carter (R-TX) and Steve King (R-IA).
Carter and King had announced they would discuss Democrat Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) statement that the upcoming health care reform effort would fail if Members were required to read the legislation. House Democrats accordingly silenced floor debate on the issue by voting to close early.
The watering can is on the verge of having its handle grabbed.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 20:41
Guys, by chance didja hear about this?
A San Diego pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a county official and warned they will face escalating fines if they continue to hold Bible studies in their home.
The couple, whose names are being withheld until a demand letter can be filed on their behalf, told their attorney a county government employee knocked on their door on Good Friday, asking a litany of questions about their Tuesday night Bible studies, which are attended by approximately 15 people.
Granted, Conventional Wisdom mandates that such gatherings should, by definition, be open to all, even (theoretically) those off the street. Carrying the gospel to the nations ‘n all that.
Given who it was that was asking the question, however, I think I’d've been tempted to reposnd, “Just what the Hell business is it of yours, douchebag?
“Do you have a regular weekly meeting in your home? Do you sing? Do you say ‘amen’?” the official reportedly asked. “Do you say, ‘Praise the Lord’?”
The pastor’s wife answered yes.
She says she was then told, however, that she must stop holding “religious assemblies” until she and her husband obtain a Major Use Permit from the county, a permit that often involves traffic and environmental studies, compliance with parking and sidewalk regulations and costs that top tens of thousands of dollars.
Okay, just before typed this blurb, I uttered both “Amen” and “Praise the Lord”.
I am now patiently waiting for San Diego’s brownshirts to come knock at my door. C’mon, pussies – I fucking dare ya.
And if they fail to pay for the MUP, the county official reportedly warned, the couple will be charged escalating fines beginning at $100, then $200, $500, $1000, “and then it will get ugly.”
Dunno ’bout you guys, but the minute this chickenshit said that, I’d've been overwhelmingly tempted to let things “get ugly” right then and there. Starting with shoving my .357 in said chickenshit’s face and inviting him to get his ass off my doorstep before I escorted his ass off this mortal coil.
But that’s just me. Just sayin’.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 22:11
ARDMORE, OK – How nice to see the Cuban excuse-for-a-government reverting to type.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 17:49
The Department of Same Song, 16,572nd Verse™ shows us the latest leftard attempt to silence conservatives. This time, it’s the so-called “Interfaith Alliance” trying to shut up the pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, for daring to suggest that Mormons in general – and GOP presidential pretender Mitt Romney in general – aren’t Christians.
Which, as it so happens, is true.
Look. Jesus Himself said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me. (emphasis added) It is faith in Him, and nothing else, that will get a person into Heaven.
But the Mormons don’t believe that. They believe that it’s not Christ who determines who gets to the Father, but Joseph Smith. This runs directly counter to what Christ said, and in essence calls Christ a liar.
Mainstream Christianity, particularly the Southern Baptists (of which I am one) have held to this for the entirety of our existence. So when Robert Jeffress of FBC Dallas tells his congregation that Mitt the Mormon isn’t a Christian, he’s not exactly dropping a bombshell on anyone, y’know?
But apparently when he tells the Dullest Moaning Snooze that he thinks it’s important to elect a Christian president – welllllll, we can just toss his First Amendment rights out the window, can’t we?
So thinks the “so-called” Interfaith Alliance – and I say “so-called” because I’m not sure who or what these jackasses have faith in, but it’s not the God of the Bible – or His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 17:50
You may have noticed a slight change to the sidebar. (Read down a few posts – you prob’ly need to, anyway. (grin))
See that little red icon there above the counter? That’s courtesy of the redoubtable Mr. Kim duToit, and he has invited those of us who think similarly to likewise display said icon in our own environs.
Don’t like my free speech, Senator McManchurian? Come do something about it, you socialist-humping freak.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 19:38
Pooooooooooooooooooor widdle Howie Stern.
I mean, you really gotta feel for him…don’t you? Here he is, ripping Infinity (or was it Clear Channel?) and the FCC for constantly censoring him and fining him, and how, now that he was finally leaving the FCC’s jurisdiction, how he was gonna be free to…well…be himself.
And then Sirius has to go and pull the very same stunt.
Howard Stern may curse the day he decided to leave terrestrial radio and jump to Sirius – the satellite broadcaster is taking steps to censor the shock jock.
Well, that certainly didn’t take long. Think it might have been one too many “Hard over, Mr. Sulu!!!”s aimed at new announcer Georgie Takei? (snicker)
The morning drive-time radio host said he left terrestrial radio because he was fed up with censorship by individual stations and FCC fines for indecency. Now, in what must be a painful irony for Stern, Sirius executives are developing an internal document that will set boundaries for his show.
Stern’s new show is also being broadcast with a time-delay that facilitates censoring, the New York Post reports.
Wellllllll, dang. Just dang. (chortle)
It’s not clear if Stern knew he would be subject to guidelines regarding indecency when he signed on with Sirius, according to the Post.
Oh, you’re damned right this blindsided him. As much as he was touting the show as “Howard Uncensored”? You guys had best fucking believe widdle Howie thought the shackles were coming off for good.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy, IYAM.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 0:01
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Just in case you’d forgotten. Certainly John McCain and Russ Feingold did a long time ago.
They’re now talking about extending this unconstitutional piece of bullshit called the Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 to the Blogosphere.
If the McRINO-Foolsgold Dissent-Squashing Brigades get their way, episodes like Forgerygate threaten to become a thing of the past, as ISPs will be required to shut down bloggers who get too uppity. Can’t have no squealin’ whilst pickin’ dat dere cotton, y’know.
For my part, let me make my position on this very clear: