Sunday, July 21, 2013


Big Sis is leaving the DHS to go manage the California college system. This from her proposed replacement:
“I don’t think it ever should have been made secret. I think the American public can accept the fact if you tell them that every time you pick up the phone it’s going to be recorded and goes to the government … ” Ray Kelly, possible new DHS head.

Gives you a warm fuzzy feeling about both the government and the American public, doesn't it?

H/T to Daily Pundit for this gem.


Brad K. said...

I am confused.

The US Government built the US Post Office, now the US Postal Service. It was meant to convey information. And privacy for everyone was, and is, harshly protected by Federal law.

So, when private companies build phone systems and computer networks, when banks create private contracts with customers to manage deposits and arrange for third part payments -- the Government gets to snoop at will, knowing there has never been a database the government hasn't sold, lost, misplaced, mismanaged, or has been hacked by outsiders (often more than one each)?

Too bad there isn't someone ready (Congress? Supreme Court?) to smack the government's hands. Now, if they were only able and willing to honor their oaths to defend the Constitution. .

Billll said...

The mindset of the government is much like that of the "Prince of Pompadoodle" from the Walt Kelly poem of the same name. Job 1 is self-preservation which makes the Department of Whatever not noticeably different from an elected pol.