Thursday, April 16, 2009

Today's American fascism update..

CNBC gets called on the carpet by GE boss for bashing Obama.

THE top suits and some of the on-air talent at CNBC were recently ordered to a top-secret meeting with General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker to discuss whether they've turned into the President Obama-bashing network, Page Six has learned.

"It was an intensive, three-hour dinner at 30 Rock which Zucker himself was behind," a source familiar with the powwow told us. "There was a long discussion about whether CNBC has become too conservative and is beating up on Obama too much. There's great concern that CNBC is now the anti-Obama network. The whole meeting was really kind of creepy."

The NSA is breaking the law, reading your email "too much".

The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews. Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional.

Yeah. They are already allowed to do pretty much whatever they want, so I'd interpret this to mean they collected all the email in the country since January. Send those love notes by snail mail kids. Big Brother still needs a warrant for that.

Republicans finally say WTF?!!! to Janet. Wow, those guys are right on the ball there, eh?

Republicans on Wednesday said a Homeland Security Department intelligence assessment unfairly characterizes military veterans as right-wing extremists.

House Republican leader John Boehner described the report as offensive and called on the agency to apologize to veterans.

I like this part the best:

The commander of the veterans group the American Legion, David Rehbein, wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expressing concern with the assessment, which made its way into the mainstream press after conservative bloggers got wind of the analysis.

"Conservative bloggers" broke this. That'd be "rightwing" extremist bloggers, according to the memo. If Republicans wanted my vote they'd have been the ones who broke this story, not drindling along three days later saying "Hey, me too!" Day late and a dollar short, boys.

And finally this which I include for the headline from the Wall Street Journal, aka "Greed's Paper Of Record".

Fear and Greed Have Sales of Guns and Ammo Shooting Up

Buyers Foresee Anti-Weapon Legislation; Collectors Hope to Get Bang for Their Bucks

When you read the article you discover some people are investing in guns because the prices are going up. Its a no brainer. Prices will be going up at least until November 2012, and that's if they don't pass a gun ban. If they do pass one prices will -rocket- upward, jet propelled by yet another genius move by The One to oppress the dangerous Conservatives.

This concludes today's Phantom Fascist Update.

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