An open letter from a suspicious package…

Good morning. Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a suspicious package. It would seem my brothers and I are causing a bit of a problem in the Crescent City these days. At the WWII Museum, at the Superdome, on Canal, on Poydras, on Rampart: though my first impulse might be to apologize for the…

The GOP’s final solution…

When it comes to… …disaster aid, clean air, clean water, financial regulation, voting rights, health care, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, mortgage reform, banking reform, union support and collective bargaining, jobs programs, unemployment insurance, infrastructure repair, fairness in taxation, energy assistance, coal, natural gas and oil industry regulation, overall environmental concerns including endangered species and especially global…

What me, worry? With privacy rights, Obama worse than Bush…

So yeah, the FBI is getting set to get all new powers…which could be used to make past illegal activity by the FBI now legal, and to make new activity by the FBI as legal as they want it to be… But one still might ask: but if you’re doing nothing wrong why worry about…

A Few Thoughts About Wikileaks…

For anyone not following the story, Wikileaks has begun to publish more than 250,000 secret State Department documents on its website, in one of the largest leaks of classified information in history. Previous to their release, the documents were shown to the New York Times, the Guardian, El Pais, Le Monde and Der Spiegel and…

Government Porn Booths and Molestation Makes Me Safe?

Talking about the new porn booths she’s rolling into airports across the nation, Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Chief says “Each and every one of the security measures we implement serves an important goal.” Okay, but what is the goal? Violation of the fourth amendment? Invasion of privacy? Profits for a company, Rapsican who makes the…

Hey TSA…Can You Record Obscene Finger Gestures On Your Body Scanners Too?

The new airport body scanners the Transportation Security Administration have been unrolling into airports across the country penetrate clothing to provide highly detailed images so accurate that critics have likened it to a virtual strip search. How accurate might you ask? Due to child pornography laws, children are not permitted to be scanned by the…