Tag: civil liberties

Obama’s Gentle Parting Words To Trump: Don’t Fuck It Up Too Bad, DUMBASS.

Barack Obama was much classier to Donald Trump than we would have been.
He is an actual, biological tortoise. And NRA stooge.

Mitch McConnell Kills Nice Bipartisan Gun Bill, Because He’s Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell, faced with the risk of allowing a vote on a widely supported gun bill that the NRA didn't like, pulled a pretty neat switcheroo. Give the old coot credit for being crafty.
It's kind of like pennies from heaven

John Oliver: Cops Legally Stealing All Your Cash And Cars Because ‘Civil Forfeiture’ (Video)

John Oliver takes on one of the more boring but insidious scandals in Our Republic today: the phenomenon of civil asset forfeiture. That's when police seize cash, vehicles, or any other property they believe was used in a crime,...

Boy, That Edward Snowden Really Screwed Up, Says Edward Snowden

Though it's always nice to be right, we really wish we had been wrong about Edward Snowden. We wish that he truly had been the super-genius martyr for freedom depicted by his most fervent supporters -- and, if we're...

Three Possible Explanations For The Snowden-Putin Tele-Potemkin, None Of Them Very Nice (VIDEO)

Spongy-faced Russian Emperor Vladimir Putin did some kind of Face The Motherland forum on his own personal television network, and he had a Very Special Guest: American/Russian hero/traitor Edward Snowden! Snowden began by stating that America’s intelligence-gathering methods are...

Arizona Helping Prostitutes By Arresting Them, Sending Them To Church

Vice has a pretty disturbing story about a "diversion program" in Phoenix that's aimed at getting women out of prostitution, whether they want to get out or not. Yr Wonkette is officially libertarian on the question of sex work,...

Retired Wyoming Pastor Just Too Sexy To Not Solicit Sexytimes From Undercover Cop

Rev. Bryant Badger, 75, a retired pastor in Casper, Wyoming, was arrested near a park Sunday and charged with public indecency after trying to have sex in an SUV with an undercover cop. The sting operation was prompted when...

NSA Chief Used Replica Of Set From Popular ‘Star Trek’ TV Program To Impress Congresscritters, Win Support For Spying

Foreign Policy has a detailed, insightful profile of the "cowboy" approach to surveillance taken by NSA Director Keith Alexander. There's a lot of important, outrageous, we-should-be-worried-about-this stuff in there about his cavalier approach to the law and to civil...

Edward Snowden, We Need To Talk

First things first: Thank you, Edward Snowden. You made a few more people care that we pawned away some valuable shit that might be tough to get back. (There was some panic buying on Feeling Safer, can you blame...

Boston Police Anti-Terror Unit Too Busy Investigating Peaceniks To Notice Tsarnaev Kids

So there's all sorts of weird stuff turning up about the background of Boston bomber guy Tamerlan Tsarnaev, like how Florida cops shot and killed a boxing friend of his the other day ... after the friend implicated himself...

Megyn Kelly Simply Does Not Care For Those Black Helicopters Coming To Spy On Our Elections

Oh, Megyn Kelly! Don’t ever change, OK? Here is Megyn Kelly on Fox “News,” informing us that there may be an “extra set of eyes” on election day and those eyes may belong to the United Nations. Note the...

Rep. McKeon: Due Process Should Be Treat for Good Little Humans Only

Now look here, whiners. The tearful consternation over the United States executive branch's special new indefinite detention superpowers over any human Earthling including its own citizens that it can pin down long enough to slap a "TERRORIST" sticker on...

Florida GOP Lawmakers Propose To Drug Test Everyone But Themselves

It is a very tough job finding something to do in the Florida legislature these days, what with everyone having a job and home values doing well, and certainly the state isn't being invaded by hordes of rapidly-multiplying, large-mammal-eating...

San Francisco’s BART Blocks Protester Cell Phones For (Totalitarian) Fun

We would not have picked San Francisco for the first American city where "They" would start using autocratic control tactics on its disgruntled citizens, but here it is: civil liberties advocates are binging on tinfoil hats full of margaritas...

Feds End Their ‘Watch On Muslin Men,’ Newspaper Reports

Wonkette operative "Paul G." sends in this rewritten AP article printed in the St. Petersburg Times. Look, the death of bin Laden actually resulted in a slight restoration of civil liberties! But we're still going to call them "Muslin."...

Obama Forced To Listen To People Sing About How Terrible He Is

President Obama held a fundraiser in San Francisco yesterday, and, would you believe it, some people don't like the fact that he hasn't honored his campaign promises! Slow-working security guys failed to wrangle a group of protestors at the...