Different Floors of the House

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Obama administration supports Patriot Act in Congressional hearing

The House Judiciary, Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee held hearings yesterday to discuss the three parts of the U.S.A. Patriot Act that are set to expire under their sunset clauses. The three parts were renewed upon review in 2005.

I'll post the video (although it is sort of boring) when I can get access to it. C-SPAN is currently having some technical difficulties. In case I don't get it. Here is the link to the hearing. You can try to load it at your own leisure.

Anyway, Click here to read the article!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ACORN rank and file under assault?

A lot of speculation is going around on the web about these women found in the recently released undercover tapes of ACORN. Some say they are victims of an elaborate, scheming entity—the conservative right. Some say they were acting defensively. Terms like “morally bankrupt” are being bandied about to describe these ACORN workers. Some pundits have gone so far as to call them “stupid”.
I don't think they are, and I think it is, to some extent, disingenuous to place them in generically dispossessed categories of the poor and/or stupid. Maybe there are a couple questions we should be asking before we leap on the bandwagon of labeling everyone as a victim, as a rube.

Read the full article here.