It looks like House Dems led by Nancy Pelosi have succeeded in keeping their fucking knees from knocking long enough in fear of the shitheel Republicans to pass a FISA amendment bill that lacks the most egregious of Bush’s self- and corporate oligarch-supporting measures. And Pelosi stood up strongly against the sick-fuck right-wing accusation that Dem opposition to expanded warrantless eavesdropping powers and retroactive telecom immunity is gonna mean YOUR CHILDREN ARE GOING TO DIE DIE DIE!~!!!~!W!!!11!11!~!~1~1111!!!!!:
Bush appeared on the White House’s South Lawn Thursday to demand House passage of the Senate legislation, warning lawmakers: “The American people understand the stakes in this struggle. They want their children to be safe from terror.”
Then the House went off script. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded by all but calling the president a liar.
“We understand our responsibility to protect the American people. What the president is trying to do is something that we think should be stopped,” she said. “I am stating a fact. The president is wrong, and he knows it.”
Kick ass! [Read more...]