July 13, 2003
"Patriot" Act indeed. This burns my ass. It should be called the "Stasi Act." We are now employing some of the same tactics used by former Eastern Bloc countries we considered such menaces not that long ago.
The current administration, comprised of right bastards, compelled me to join the ACLU, something I've been meaning to do for years.
I wonder if Bush is the best thing to happen to the ranks of the ACLU in recent times.
The Original Dumbass is what prompted me to join back in 1990. I guess it's a proud Bush family tradition.
The ACLU has seen a huge swell in membership. I recall hearing a piece on NPR a couple of months back in which someone from the ACLU said they see an upswing in membership during oppressive times such as these. He also said the hard part is to get people to re-up their memberships once the threat is gone (or percieved to be).
I'm in for the long haul, myself. I'm thrilled to be a true card-carrying member of the ACLU.
Bite me, Georgie!
(On second thought, don't. My mother always said one must be careful when telling someone to bite oneself or kiss one's ass because you don't know where they've been.)