Thursday, January 05, 2006

James Moore placed on TSA's "No-Fly" List

Moore co-authored the book Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George Bush Presidental.

This is the same list that Ted Kennedy found himself on recently. Oh, and the number of those on the list has grown from 35,000 to 80,000 in the last few years. Hmmm.

Apparently critics of the administration are now officially "people who might have terrorist connections".

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Blogger Kyahgirl said...

reading that article I got a real sense of the impotence of the comman man against the government. That doesn't feel much like life in a democracy. I'm thinking 'Police State'.
(The government is sounding more and more like a bunch of terrorists).

Thursday, January 05, 2006 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

or course, that would be 'common man'. I may need a spelling intervention.

Thursday, January 05, 2006 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

I have had more spelling interventions than George Bush has had vodka tonics.

I suspect that the "no-fly" list is somehow related to the "must-spy-list." It would be a rational way to organize the opporations. It's a little like marketing, you pay for a list and then you use it to the best of your ability. If someone is on the no-fly list, then they are clearly a risk and must be spied upon, that's clear.

By the way, according to the NYT, the NSA was spying on 500 people a day. Not all were new people, but they were not always the same people either. That means that the NSA potentially spied on tens of thousands of people. That's not a small scale program, and if the facts come out, people will be going to jail.

Thursday, January 05, 2006 1:13:00 PM  
Blogger pawlr said...

Demo can you link to that NYT article?

Thursday, January 05, 2006 3:03:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Actually, I heard that from the fellow who broke the article for the NYT, he was interviewed on CNN or something. I'll look for a link later. The reporter's source only knew how many NSA employees were working on the project, and therefore how many calls they were tapping each. He figured that they were able to tap 500 lines a day, all day, and that they could easily switch targets when they wanted to.

Thursday, January 05, 2006 3:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Zenaida said...

I've donated money to some liberal causes and to some political candidates who are very opposed to Bush. Does that make me a terrorist? I'm hoping to go to DC in a couple of weeks, I hope I don't have to drive!

Thursday, January 05, 2006 3:54:00 PM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

quite a long drive for you! better get started :-)

Thursday, January 05, 2006 6:48:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

I feel the same way, I wonder if I am being watched. I probably am since I already had an FBI file because of the Peace Corps. Also, I have traveled in some pretty unusual places, several of which are Islamic states. I also gave and worked for the DNC last election cycle. It's pretty scary.

Thursday, January 05, 2006 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger Steve O'Keefe said...

There is a tasty excerpt from James Moore's new book, "Rove Exposed" on the Democrats.com Blog. It's about the infamous campaign for chair of the College Republicans involving Karl Rove, George Bush Sr., and Lee Atwater that earned Rove a reputation for dirty tricks. Maybe that excerpt is helping keep Moore grounded?

STEVE O'KEEFE

Friday, January 06, 2006 2:25:00 PM  

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