'Patriot Act' extension to be brought up again next week?
from kenny's sideshow: The good news is that for the first time in years an unconstitutional police state law is 'shot down.' At least for the time being. The bad news is that Patriot Act extension failed because of a procedural move that required a two-thirds majority that fell short with 277 voting yes and 148 voting no. Which means that the majority of Congress are still traitors who don't give a flip about our rights and who remain shills for the lies of the 'war on terror.' Some are predicting the bill will return to the House floor for a regular vote that would only require a simple majority to pass. Obama, doing his best George W. Bush impression, wanted the extension to go through December 2013. A Republican sponsored the extension until December 2011. Most democrats voted no, all repubs but 26 voted yes. That's a crazy mix even for the false left/right paradigm.
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