Obama has yet to fill empty seats at civil liberties watchdog committee

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15 Responses to “Obama has yet to fill empty seats at civil liberties watchdog committee”

  1. cymk says:

    Mr. Schneier’s logo has some odd and disturbing connotations, is he trying to say the TSA wants to take your hooch, lick your balls then kiss your feet?

  2. Thebes says:

    Like I’ve said in the past, the new boss is the same as the old boss.

  3. Anonymous says:

    In Obama’s defense, anyone he appoints will instantly be labeled a communist or a pedophile by the Becktards and driven out of office.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Though articulate speechmaking is preferable to the lack thereof, the POTUS does occasionally need to *do* stuff, or delegate to other competent people at least.

  5. Notary Sojac says:

    These empty seats are obviously something that was inherited from the previous administration. So it’s clearly Bush’s fault.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Everytime I hear that “old boss” catch-phrase, I get a little more weary of reading comments threads on any article.

  7. Bill Albertson says:

    I say we get a campaign going to have Bruce Schneier assigned the job.

  8. futbol789 says:

    It seems odd to me that Harman is in a rush to get a civil liberties watchdog in place given her track record on domestic wire tapping.

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2008/03/harman-its-not/

    Wasn’t she also the one who was in the awkward news last year as coming out in favor of stricter wiretapping laws when wiretapping caught her having some inappropriate conversation with an Israeli?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Do people still believe that one single person can rule a country so big as the USA? Would you connect all nation’s electricity grid to a single small switch operated by a single individual?

    Obama is a puppet controlled by the Congress like all other US presidents were in the past.
    Being a much more likable person compared to GWB won’t change anything if he’s getting the same orders by the same people. If the ruling class didn’t like him he would have never been elected, or alternatively he’d be dead now.

  10. not_kevitivity says:

    I would be really curious to know what the hold up is. I didn’t for for Obama, but I’m willing to give him the benefit of doubt.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The dog is licking the man’s arm, crotch and foot

  12. Anonymous says:

    Just stop flying and start demanding changes. Boycott *all* airlines and find alternative transportation unless flying is an absolute necessity, even if it means sacrificing some convenience. And let every piece of related bad news give you renewed desire to continue boycotting. You’ll find it in you to do this if you feel strongly enough about the growing human rights issue of TSA abuses. After all, the sound of wallets snapping shut in their faces is the only thing people seem to pay attention to these days.

  13. corposant says:

    These things take time, and he’s clearly moving in the right direction. Just last week the administration appointed the Officer for Civil Liberties for the Dep’t of Homeland Security. Margo Schlanger is about as passionate a defender of civil liberties as you’re likely to find.

    http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/bio_1264628078956.shtm

    • Anonymous says:

      These things always seem to take less time, though, when the administration prioritizes them. I’m willing to wait, but it would be nice to see some indication that civil liberties is actually high up on the queue.

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