Bush is Spying on All of Us!

May 14, 2006

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It’s not just Al Quaeda. 224 million Americans have been spied on to date! 2,000,000,000 — that’s 2 trillion phone calls — have been monitored.

Do you have a phone number with AT&T, Verizon, or BellSouth? Then the Government has been spying on you, recording who you called and who called you WITHOUT A WARRANT. In fact, it has now been shown that THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS HAVE BEEN SPIED ON BY THIS GOVERNMENT. That’s you…and its me.

This is a gross violation of the United States Constitution and hundreds of Federal Laws. But Bush apparently believes he is above the law. And he has been consistently LYING to Americans about it. When asked yesterday, Bush did not deny the spying but could not name a single Constitutional or statutory source for his Big-Brother program.

As I warned on the show often in the past, there is no need to go outside the law to spy on Al Quaeda. But there is a need if you want to create an East-German-like totalitarian, Big-Brother monitoring service to watch over citizens.

The story was broken in none other than USA Today yesterday, and no one in the Administration has denied the truthfulness of the report. But the President vowed to punish those who leaked the report to the press. He did not feel the need, of course, to brief Congress about his actions. But the man he is promoting to be head of the CIA — Michael Hayden — developed the program.

If there was ever a time to filibuster a Presidential nominee, the time is now. Hayden should be PROSECUTED for violation of American laws against criminal eavesdropping: he should not be placed as head of the CIA where all of us would be at his mercy.

Who is a greater threat to American freedom and way of life: Al Quaeda? or George W. Bush?

Al Quaeda only killed 3000 Americans. Tragic to be sure. But Bush, and the Republicans who enable him in Congress, has spied on YOU and 224 million others. Did you call your mother today? Did you call an alocholic-abuse hotline? Did you call a liberal radio show? The Administration knows. They’ve been watching you. Heck, I doubt the Soviet Union its prime achieved this level of spying on its own citizens.

Under the law, the penalty is capped at $130,000 a day or $1,325,000 per violation. As there have been 224 million violations, the FCC could legally assess a financial criminal fine of $296,800,000,000,000 or almost 300 trillion dollars — more than 30 times the national debt. The level of crime here is monstrous.

(I’m proud to say that the toll-free numbers I use for my show are not part of AT&T, BellSouth, or Verizon. Maybe the only way we can stop the President is to leave these companies in massive numbers. On the other hand, I believe the companies I use rent their numbers from Verizon so the radio show calls may have been spied on as well.)

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  • Akmed McAkmed May 21, 2006 10:14 am

    No cr-dit–$46 will get you a pair of boxers-slightly soiled with Osama’s DNA tracings

  • He's not Hooked on Phonics May 20, 2006 5:54 pm

    Robt – You shouldn’t have tempted the “Supplier” above with the thought of hookers.

  • He's not Hooked on Phonics May 20, 2006 5:54 pm

    Robt – You shouldn’t have tempted the “Supplier” above with the thought of hookers.

  • Robt May 20, 2006 3:02 pm

    Would you take $46.00? I’ll have $46 from the tax cut soon.
    You can go ahead and send the boxers. I am good for it. After all I am living in one of the red states that still give our President a near 50% job rating. That alone should tell you I am a God fearing, ethical, Family Values, Republican Party line, Type of trust worthy fellow that is “good for the Money”. I would never cheat on a bribe or allow a lobbyist to cheat me out of what I deserve for selling out those sheep I represent. So what do you say, is my credit good? Pehaps I can talk to the Republican leadership and get some hookers for you or maybe some PAC money for your kid to run for a republican office. Does your back itch? Need some scratching?
    Hey, You think if GW sends the Nat’l Guard to the border that he will pull them after the November elections? Will it be that when “the Border Patrol stands up, We will stand down”?

  • Al Qaeda Memorabilia and Surplus, Inc--c/o Akmed McAkmed May 20, 2006 10:19 am

    Robt.–give me the C-note and I’ll send you a year’s supply of Osama Bin Laden underwear(or Osama Bin Laden’s old and autographed underwear)–stipulate size and style (boxers or briefs)

  • Robt May 19, 2006 4:37 am

    Dave G,
    I can’t believe you doubted him.
    One way to find out.
    first- Place a $100 bill and a picture of you and Bin Laden in your underwear drawer.

    Second- Go to the CIA site and sign in and surf it, Then go to Al-Jazeera and surf it. And for good measure do a search on dirty bombs.

    Third- call a friend and tell them your coming over for a visit.

    Next- return home and check your drawer for the money?

  • Dave G. May 18, 2006 5:14 pm

    Damn. If all this keeps leeking out, a time may come when some may ask; I wonder if there migh just not have been something to old crazy Dave’s clames about being bugged and hacked. That day could yet happen.

  • Robt May 16, 2006 4:20 am

    Bush really rallied his base for the November election with his immigration speech!
    Just when you think you heard pretty much everything, along comes something from the bleacher seats.
    I have heard Republicans I know know saying Bush is really a liberal Democrat. Then to my amazement I heard a caller to a talk show raise the same thing. Great Gatzby! What next???

  • The Shaman May 15, 2006 9:36 am

    Do the people remember the flaming bits of the disintegrating space-shuttle falling from the sky all over Texas just before the start of the incursion into Iraq?

    Do the people see that as a heavenly sign?

    Do the people see Bush’s mandate disintegrating?

    Did pieces of the shuttle hit near Crawford?

    Expect a flaming end to the Bush administration when it tries to come back to Earth

  • Sean May 14, 2006 6:28 pm

    At last!!

    The thread that will unravel the whole administration is the rat Karl Rove.


  • Robt May 14, 2006 2:49 pm

    Does the President think all Presidents after him will be as trust worthy and honest as he thinks he is with all this spying? The polls that he says he does not pay attention to,( but we know Rove does), says the President is not trusted that well. So GW gets in the press and tells us to trust him? Like when he says he wasn’t wiretapping but in fact was doing so around the FISA oversight for the reason that the law was too cumbersome for a KING.
    GW stood in front of America and said he knew nothing of the CIA (V. Plame leak) but as it turns out he now says he knew and that he in fact declassified it over cocktails at lunch. That was a wag the finger lie. He is of the thought that he is beyond oversight in his own mind that we think he is the most honest man on the planet, Oh and closest to God? And this is why we should submit to the sheering as good little sheep? His own party enabled GW’s dreamland of honesty for never once taking the oversight duty of the President they were obligated to but allowed partisanship of their party to come before the American people.
    OH, don’t even get me started….

  • Robt May 14, 2006 5:39 am

    So Quest Communications asked them to provide a court order of some type for the info they asked for. So they left without getting what they wanted and there are some that think Quest is trying to kill Americans because of their non submissive arrogance to ask for the court order for the private information of its companies subscribers. No court order has been presented as yet, And Bush says it is legal?

  • Optimistic Optimist May 13, 2006 11:45 am

    Interesting perspective Pessimistic Porpoise – although I don’t agree or see it your way!

    MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Russia must take steps to increase the birthrate, calling the persistent population decline one of the most serious problems facing the country.


    (Russia aborts approximately 50% of their children and Romania is over the 50% mark)

    And of course there are also other countries who are realizing that their concerns of “too many” people are backfiring!

  • Flipper May 13, 2006 9:50 am

    A Pessimistic Porpoise’s Perspective

    They dare to procreate in a dying world.

    Does the planet really need more people?

    Expanding a gene pool slithering in the mud,

    trapped in crap, unable to escape their egos’ rape.

    Do they deserve a fate different from the dinosaur?

    Mother Earth quakes trying to shake off its human fleas,

    trying to guard against further infestation,

    from a species that destroys most everything it sees.

    Telekinetic Flipper

  • Bob May 13, 2006 9:45 am

    For future reference, the world is up to about 6.6 billion now and growing at about three people per second or about 260 thousand per day. The US population is about 1/20th of that. In roughly three years another US-size population will be added to the earth. Alarmed?

    In regards to the NSA “spying”, they say they are only studying statistics of anonymous phone records to look for patterns. If that is actually the case then no big deal. What is of more concern is what they are doing without saying, or saying without doing, or denying they did but are still doing. Classification is a nice way to cover up programs founded on shaky legal grounds and we know how far we can trust what they say about them…

    It’s not clear to me why a program that monitors anonymous phone, email, and other communication statistics needs to be kept secret at all. Would terrorist not already expect this and more? My guess is that they assumed that understanding how this differs from targeted eavesdropping would be too demanding a task for the general public – better to just classify it and avoid all those pesky questions.

  • Mother Bin Laden May 13, 2006 9:22 am

    All my calls are being monitored

  • Vicky May 12, 2006 11:03 pm

    But wasn’t the project to log calls started in 1999 under Clinton?

    FYI – Mother’s Day is the busiest long-distance phone calling day of the year. Over 300 million and those are just the ones being monitored by the White House. ;-)

    (Hi Ben!)

  • ben May 12, 2006 6:17 pm

    Ehh…thought we had 2-3 billion here….must have been thinking the world…my mistake.

  • Mark Levine May 12, 2006 3:40 pm

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the current population of the United States is estimated at 298,724,148. 224 million is, of course, the majority of 298 million. In fact it is three-quarters of the U.S. population or 75% that have been spied on.

  • ben May 12, 2006 3:22 pm

    how is 224 million the “majority” of americans?