Monday, December 19, 2005


Ok, people. It's not EAVESDROPPING when the government listens in on your phone conversations or emails. Eavesdropping is when you overhear the next table at the restaurant discussing Aunt Flo's last stroke. Eavesdropping is when you crane to listen to the snarled argument between the soon-to-be-divorced couple standing in line at the post office.

What the Shrub secretly authorized is called SPYING. On Americans. S-P-Y-I-N-G. Not eavesdropping, which has a slighly naughty-but-harmless air to it, but spying. Allowing the NSA to secretly monitor your words.

Let's at least be honest about the terminology.

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