The National Security Agency of the United States government has informed the people of this nation that, on occasion, and they mean, only on occasion, did their snoops snoop on your email or phones. Oh, I know there are people in America who complain that evil doers are a threat to their lives so whatever the US government does is done to protect them against spies, terrorists, and themselves. The NSA just released hundreds of documents which reveal that sometimes, and they mean, only sometimes, they were engaged in surveillance of American citizens. However, they want each and every American to understand that “NSA protects privacy and civil liberties while safeguarding the nation and our allies.”
I trust that makes you go to bed tonight feeling safe knowing that someone is checking your email or phones against bad guys whose goal is blowing you up. There is something ironic in having a President who once taught courses in Constitutional law but today believes that he, and the entire government, have a Constitutional right to engage in surveillance of your private lives. Oh, the NSA revealed that one of those who was involved in surveillance checked out her spouse’s activities. I assume that falls under the Bill of Rights that allows me to find out if my spouse has a wandering body.
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Each day there are more and more signs that Jeb Bush will seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America. You can expect him to blast Obamacare as the worst event in modern history since it only provided health care for the poor and did not do anything for job creators. Well, actually, Jeb and his fellow Republican job creators sort of like this law because they can make money. And, whenever a job creator makes some money, they have every right to denounce health care as long as they make dough from it. Jeb just announced that he was stepping down from his job on the Board of Directors of Tenet Healthcare Corporation. From 2007 to 2013 Jeb was paid $2.3 million from a company that has made a few hundred million since it has received thousands of folks who are covered by the infamous health care law. According to Al Fernandez, former head of the Republican party in Florida, “all the public wants to know is that you behaved honorably and that you care for them.”
Mitt Romney cared for the people of Massachusetts, when as governor he fought for a health care program which is a twin for the Obama one. The moral of this story is: as long as we make money we will do so even it requires following laws that we hate.