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    I'm amused, in a gallows humor (or something, I don't even know what these feelings are anymore) at the way people are shocked to know that everything they say and do online or on a phone is being hoovered up and stored.  The "hair on fire" "conspiracy theorists" are not surprised at all because they've been, you know, paying attention to traitors whistleblowers and reading things other than cheerleader sites. Okay, so now that you know this, there's more to learn.  Go look at what's being hoovered up from other places and put into a counterterrorism center data base.  Check out the progress on surveillance cameras too.  Countdown for another dkos diary mocking those who see the march toward police state in three, two, one...  Just a buncha conspiracy theorists!  ZOMG, my president and my government would never lie to me.  ZOMG what are you worried about?  If you're not doing anything wrong, you've got nothing to worry about.  
    Heh I am also amused in a gallows kind of way. Don'tcha know only Ron Paul types are worried about the 4th amendment? OMGZ! I kind of always assumed it was true but ti's getting worse. It's because of the idiotic reaction you mention. Reminds me of this.

    Today's #Uppers was also pretty disappointing. You get the feeling Steve Kornacki still thinks this is 2008 and elections have hope. But we don't have a functioning legislature and it's either going to be about filibuster reform or nothing. Not the baseball card stats of 2014 and specifically not 2016 which always pisses me off talking about it because it's so sensational. It was also about the Syrian civil war and that Israeli bombing in Syria, and for some reason Anthony Weiner.

    Oh well I had an interesting debate on the War Powers Act which was more interesting than the show. Now #Uppers.

    Hopefully Steve will bore me less in the future. Still I am sort of addicted to this tradition but I may quit #Uppers if it gets too bland. The same roster needs to come on. Thank you for reading, joanneleon and everyone here at WH.

    I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

    by priceman on Sun May 05, 2013 at 07:47:25 AM PDT

    •  Hi priceman (4+ / 0-)

      I have to say I'm having a hard time being as psyched for 5 AM on the weekends for Kornacki's Up than I was for Chris's.  I get up pretty early due to many hungry four-leggers, but if I turn on Uppers now, it is more background noise than getting my full attention.  I'll give him more time to get his own groove going, but Hayes is still the best thing on that station, by far.

      Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top. ~Edward Abbey

      by cosmic debris on Sun May 05, 2013 at 08:00:33 AM PDT

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      •  I'm with you cosmic debree (4+ / 0-)

        I'm liking All In. I just don't feel it yet on #Uppers. Chris Hayes's presence leaves quite a void. Hopefully Steve will improve. It's mainly the #Uppers community I tweet for now(and it's become sort of a ritual in itself) though I have been tweeting All in too because Hayes is the best thing on the station by far as you say even though I disagree with him sometimes.

        Steve Kornacki has just really been pissing me off all the time lately though. Unless Congress changes his whole interest in who is getting elected means very little. There are not enough policy and issue discussions like Hayes goes into.

        I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

        by priceman on Sun May 05, 2013 at 08:06:42 AM PDT

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