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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Republican calls for email and IM monitoring

A bill introduced to the US House of Representatives would require ISPs to record all users' surfing activity, IM conversations and email traffic indefinitely.

The bill, dubbed the Safety Act by sponsor Lamar Smith, a republican congressman from Texas, would impose fines and a prison term of one year on ISPs which failed to keep full records.

"A crime is still a crime, whether it occurs on the street or on the internet," said Congressman Smith.

Iain Thomson

Just makes you proud to be a Republican, doesn't it, Andy? It is official now: I loathe the Republicans just as much as I do the Democrats, maybe more. The Democrats are just Marxian socialists, the Republicans have decided to become full-blown fascists.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Republican Party, with W Bush as its figure head, has been flirting with Fascism ever since 9/11. The "Patriot Act" is probably the scariest piece of legislation our country has seen since the federal income tax was allowed almost a century ago.

Anyone who is not scared by the direction the GOP is heading (pro-war/anti-civil liberties/ anti US Constitution) probably isn't paying close enough attention or doesn't want to admit what a dangerous monster has been created by the forged alliances of war hawks, "religious" conservatives, & big business.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:30:00 PM  

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