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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:27 PM
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Bush: U.S. Not Listening to Domestic Calls
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060516/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush...


WASHINGTON - President Bush insisted Tuesday that the United States does not listen in on domestic telephone conversations among ordinary Americans. But he declined to say whether the government's compiling of phone records was an invasion of privacy.

"We do not listen to domestic phone calls without court approval," Bush said in an East Room news conference with Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

"What I've told the American people is we'll protect them against an al-Qaida attack. And we'll do that within the law," Bush said.

"This government will continue to guard the privacy of the American people. But if al-Qaida is calling into the United States, we want to know, and we want to know why," the president added.

However, Bush did not respond directly when asked whether it was a violation of privacy for the National Security Agency to seek phone records from telephone companies.


Wow! I can't even count all of the LIES!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:28 PM
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1. ou know if the lips are moving
you know he is lying
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:29 PM
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2. Methinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much
Lying sack of shit.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:32 PM
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3. Is this even LBN he said allthe same bullshit last week. EXACT same
script.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:34 PM
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4. But that's the "stratergy" from Rove: Repeat,Do Not Rinse, Repeat
And by saying the same words enough times, it becomes "The Truth". :sarcasm:
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 03:43 PM
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28. Yep. One word: "TERRA"
"TERRA" "TERRA" "TERRA" (** catapult$, catapult$, catapult$, ...)

Nothing new. Where would the little tyrant king George be without "TERRA" & where's bin forgotten by **?
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:36 PM
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5. What a nutjob! He thinks al-Qaida
is calling everyone just to say hello, like stevie "I just called to say...."
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:36 PM
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6. Bullshit. Bush only listens to those who disagree, which is 75% country!
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:37 PM
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7. There it is, my friends, concrete confirmation that domestic calls
are being listened to, en masse, without any court approval whatsoever.
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:37 PM
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8. Definintion of ORDINARY AMERICAN -
Ordinary Americans can fall into one or more of the following categories-

1. Gipper Level RNC Donor.
2. Current PNAC Member.
3. The Bush Family (except for Neil).
4. The Bin Laden Family.

EVERYONE else is suspect and subject.

Get back to work!!
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:47 PM
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9. what a total asshole this man is
I am tired of being treated with no respect.
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:48 PM
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10. Bullshit
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 12:50 PM
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11. So the 9/11 hijackers were living within the U.S.
for several months to a year before the attacks, if there is an Al-Quaida cell here in the U.S. right now planning an attack within the states, how do we know?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:14 PM
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12. Protect the CONSTITUTION! that is what prez is supposed to do.
NOT protect the PEOPLE. argh argh argh.
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fshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:31 PM
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13. This is getting boring.
I have no indignation left. Almost no anger either. Exposure to systematic and blatant deception just wears off any impulse to counter, explain or even comment. Time to stare at the sky.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:47 PM
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14. I just called Verizon
and let them have it. I asked them, "Why did you betray me?" "Why did you turn over my phone calls to Bush?"

Then I said, "I'm switching over to QWest".
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primavera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:56 PM
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17. Did they respond with "No comment"?
That's all I got for the multiple emails on this topic I sent them. I finally gave up and instructed them to close my account. I don't have access to qwest, but I do have Working Assets.

Actually, though, this was something I ought to have done a long time ago - apart from their crimes against the fourth amendment, Verizon is, of the telecom companies, by far the biggest contributor to the GOP, with special generosity being shown to Tom Delay and his Americans for a Republican Majority PACs. So, for a variety of reasons, Verizon is amongst the slimiest of the slimeballs and deserves no one's business.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 07:45 PM
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40. No, she read a statement from Verizon
which is basically a disclaimer. "We will not comment on this".

Meaning = guilty as anything.
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primavera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:50 PM
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15. Tom Tomorrow: The revised revised story
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 04:58 PM
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36. I was just trying to figure out how to put all that in a post
and must have that cartoon for my journal! Thanks!

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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 01:53 PM
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16. "When Bush plays tennis, he beats his wife."
Important: "Without court approval."

What court? Who? What kind of process?

Important: "We do not listen in"

Look for "Recordings are made of everything, but without Scalia's say-so we don't listen to them."

A six-year-old could write this crap.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:01 PM
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18. Dream DEM response: "On what basis should I take your word for it?"
"Please point to an issue, any issue that this admin has not lied (and use that word) about and I'll consider this statement. As it is, I have to assume everything Bush says is either half true or an outright lie (and use that word)...But I'm open minded- is there a single issue-any issue- that he has NOT lied about?"

Of course, as the title says- this is a "dream" DEM response- we all know they are too frightened to be that agressive or creative.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:08 PM
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19. Unless keywords indicate the caller might oppose his nefarious reign.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:16 PM
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20. He seems to not be listening to overseas calls either...
Otherwise he would have stopped 9/11. Or so one supposes...
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Kenergy Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:44 PM
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21. Bush is a F***ing LIAR n/t
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:44 PM
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22. but Bush dearest it is against the law for phone companies to hand over
without the person's consent - George read the contract.
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cain_7777 Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:51 PM
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23. A lot more people want to atack us now, thanks to Bush.
"What I've told the American people is we'll protect them against an al-Qaida attack. And we'll do that within the law," Bush said.
What if another terrorist organisation attacks us? If its not al-Qaida will Bush do nothing like the first time they attacked us, and then they'll get put on the list. He did nothing about hurricane Katrina, but maybe if it was hurricane al-Qaida he would have sent troops.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 05:16 PM
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39. I thought * decided to declare a global war on hurricanes (n/t)
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 02:53 PM
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24. Who I call is also none of their business - nt
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 03:09 PM
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25. "fully briefed to members of the United States Congress"
"the program referred to by a reporter in a question "is one that has been fully briefed to members of the United States Congressin both political parties."

I wonder if that's a lie too. If so, it could be a very bad one.
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Infomaniac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 03:28 PM
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26. Technically correct. The US doesn't listen. That job was outsourced
probably to some outfit in Mumbai. Just like we outsourced the task of finding Bin Laden and torturing prisoners. Notice Bush says "We do not listento domestic phone calls..." That's giving the asshat a whole lot of plausible deniability. Trust me. Somebody's listening.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 03:32 PM
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27. Depends on what the definition of "we" is.
"We do not listen..."
Actual listening subcontracted?
Voice recognition technology pulling keywords for closer inspection (by subcontractors)?
Not the administration, but rather the RNC?

Who, specifically, is this "we"?
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 03:49 PM
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29. Why isn't headline: Bush refused to rule out compiling US phone records
Edited on Tue May-16-06 03:50 PM by Supersedeas
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 04:02 PM
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30. Bush: Saddam has WMDs
Bush: Tax cuts increase federal revenues
Bush: Privatization will save Social Security
Bush: I have political capital and I plan to spend it
Bush: Brownie's doing a heckava job at FEMA
Bush: We are making progress in Iraq
Bush: The war on terror is being won
Bush: The United States does not torture people

ETC, ETC, & SO FORTH!!

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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 04:04 PM
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31. Great, Now answer THIS question! The one you were JUST asked!
...NOT last month's question BushBot2000.

Did the guy who programs what he says quit or something? He's just repeating the answers to last month's question.
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Colonel Bat Guano Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 04:07 PM
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33. Just wondering....
...how long before we learn that key banks are turning over huge credit card and banking database information as well? That's even more telling and specific about who you are than your phone calls.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 04:07 PM
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32. That's worth a ONE star * vote = trash talk!
Liar! We know that they are up to all kinds of criminal activity. The way they parse words, even outright LYING to the American people probably gives them immunity in one of his asinine (but legal) signing statements.

I don't believe a word anyone from Dear Leader's Administration says. :grr:
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 04:10 PM
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34. Jeff: You're lying again, aren't you, you drunken loser?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 04:18 PM
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35. Keep lying you fool!
Make the ditch deeper...put another nail in that coffin...
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DFLer4edu Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 05:10 PM
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37. He is setting himself up
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 05:13 PM
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38. Bush has spent his truth 'capital'...
oh wait..... he didn't have any.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:18 AM
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41. they aren't listening, just recording phone numbers of every call both ways
there is a record of who called who when and how long they talked, actually it is just the numbers but it takes only 5 seconds to get the name and address and all the bank records and what political party they are registered with. so if they need to twist an arm they just arrest all your friends and threatened to have them all ass raped in prison if you dont give a list of all the Islamic terrorist agents you know.

why isn't there something being done about the government allowing institutional homosexual rape as torture in our prisons..??
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:47 AM
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42. I don't believe that the NSA is competent to do anything that the
press claims they are doing. It's essentially a worthless agency that has been credited with doing things they have never demonstrated in any way or form. It's science fiction, none of the "leaked" programs make any sense. It appears to be somebody's half ass idea of wartime disinformation to make the "enemy" believe we have capabilities we don't have.
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ama Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 08:34 AM
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43. bending the truth
We do not listen to domestic phone calls
We have out-sourced that to the British, THEY listen for us
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