One more attack on the privacy and freedoms of Americans

Ok, here come the letters and comments from angry fellow bloggers and readers.

Whatever. I have to call it like I see it.

Yesterday was a pretty bad day for the Bill of Rights. 68 Senators voted to pass S. 2248, a new law designed to replace the so-called "Protect America Act."

  • It permits the President to spy on Americans without a warrant.
  • It grants retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies that collaborated with the Bush administration in previous warrantless spying, thereby creating an incentive for other companies to engage in similar crimes in the future (only Qwest Communications insisted on warrants).

Not a good day for the Constitution.

But that's ok, American Idol is announcing their Top 24 tonight!