Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Congressional Ass-Bite

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Leaders of both parties on Capitol Hill accused the FBI on Tuesday of overstepping constitutional boundaries designed to protect Congress when it raided a Democratic lawmaker's office over the weekend.”

Yeah, it’s a real bitch isn’t it? We’ve been pissing and moaning about similar things and not so many on Capitol Hill gave a damn until these new and unfettered bushkin laws came up and bit them right on their own Congressional asses. They hugged the Patriot Act. (Acts 1 and 2). They showed so much outrage over the NSA wiretapping deal that they are about to hand the architect of that plan to us as the head of the CIA. When we are being invaded daily through patriotic prying, most of them ignore our hue and cry. Funny now that they are feeling the fear of their own offices being the target of FBI raids, they raise hell. I have an idea. Why don’t they hold an investigative hearing about this and then forget about it? That’s how they’ve handled everything else.

(Update to this post)
“The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI, which is seeking to determine his role in an ongoing public corruption probe into members of Congress, ABC News has learned from senior U.S. law enforcement officials.
Federal officials say the information implicating Hastert was developed from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government.”
More at ABC News

Now it all makes a bit more sense, doesn't it?

17 Comments:

Anonymous The Heretik said...

Sad, but true. Some people only care when the criminals are in their own house.

May 24, 2006 7:36 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Amen, heretik! As long as he's next door, no worries.

May 24, 2006 8:01 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Yep, now the legislators may want to repel the Patriot act! lol

May 24, 2006 8:33 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

That's how it'll end - an investigation will start, and go nowhere, and then quietly die.

May 24, 2006 8:34 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

...And be replaced with mindless debate about English being the national language.

May 24, 2006 8:43 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Kind of makes you wonder doesn't it. Reckon what they have hid in their offices? "If they werent't guilty the police wouldn't arrest them" is a conservative stand by originated by Barry Goldwater the "defoliate Viet Nam" candidate for president, 1964. Some things never change and have a certain unmistakable nervous condition attached.

May 24, 2006 8:55 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

English isn't a language. It's a collection of words from many languages spoken by people unsuccessfully trying to communicate with each other. There's no such thing as a statement in English that can't be twisted to mean the opposite of what the speaker meant.

What's that in the road ahead? What's that in the road? A head? I don't see nothing. Well then what do you see?

May 24, 2006 9:01 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

They told us if we had nothing to hide we shouldn't worry about our phones being tapped by NSA. If they have nothing to hide they shouldn't worry about their offices being raided by the FBI. Right?

May 24, 2006 9:08 AM  
Blogger Reflections said...

No one is above the law, even law makers, it is about time they learned that. I'm glad they are feeling the pinch as we do. If they weren't so stupid, they would realize they get investigated just like we do. Remember J. Edgar and his collection of information on people, politicians, actors etc.? They have to be fools not to believe they get investigated, possibly more than we get investigated.

May 24, 2006 11:11 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Oh gosh, no. They couldn't possibly investigate this. They aren't through with steroids in baseball for heavens sake. A national emergency if I've ever seen one.

May 24, 2006 1:05 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

It's amazing how many rights and freedoms have slid away, with so little fuss, so little muss...

I hope the political winds shift hugely this fall.

May 24, 2006 3:42 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

Maybe this time, impeachment will be within reach...there is a system of checks and balances for a reason, but the congress needs to rent a spine to get there. Good thing we can vote one in there come november.

May 24, 2006 3:53 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Rent a spine...LOL! Yeah...I'm waiting for the vote in November...look out suckers!

May 24, 2006 5:05 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

...love your catchy titles! Oh, not to mention your slightly abrasive edge... you go, girl!

May 24, 2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger The Fat Lady Sings said...

I think the only reason The White House is getting all twitchy about the FBI raiding Congressional offices is the fear that when subpoena season finally comes around they will be next. It’s OK that a Democrat has been taken down, of course; but they know it will be Republicans like Hastert next – so they want to plug up any loopholes that might allow this to happen to them.

May 24, 2006 10:03 PM  
Blogger spadoman said...

And such a 'juicy' ass-bite it is!

Raiding offices, investigations.....sounds a lot like the fiasco in the Watergate a while back. They were Republicans if I'm remembering correctly. But alas, we also had Rostenkowski in Illinois.

Oh well, burlap sacks with heavy rocks could take care of them all. Maybe I won't vote. It'll just encourage them.

May 25, 2006 4:38 AM  
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