Friday, December 16, 2005


Good. The Senate rejected the Patriot Act. Maybe because this all-but-unprecedented spying and prying on American citizens just now came to light? Hmmm...


Bill Frist, currently under investigation for insider trading, had this to say about the law:

"We have more to fear from terrorism than we do from this Patriot
," Frist warned.
Remember, the opposite of what almost every Republican says is true. In fact, this happens so often that there needs to be a shorthand term for it--I'll go with "oppositism." I also think it could be called "opposite honesty" since that term describes itself. I'll have to remember to start using those (oppositism could be said to be a conjoining of the terms "opposite" and "terrorism"--because the rightwing is terrorizing America by proclaiming that a given fact or circumstance is the exact opposite of what it actually is)

So Frist has confirmed for us that the Patriot Act is more harmful than terrorism. And he's right, because terrorism is very infrequent, whereas we'd have to live under the Patriot Act every single second of every single day of our less-free lives.

However, another Republican quoted Benjamin Franklin when he said

"Those that would give up essential liberties in pursuit in a little temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security," said Sen. John Sununu R-N.N.

That is not an oppositism, but only because it's a quote.

1 comment:

Subcomandante Bob said...

National Nitwit has an update on the Patriot Act and the Bush plan to rename it.