Yes, we most certainly need to renew the Patriot Act. We can not live without the pork within that friggin bill: Can anyone with half a brain tell me what mandatory drug testing, cigarette taxes and methamphetamine restrictions have to do with protecting America from terrorists? NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
But that craps all in there. Can you beleive it? I can, those bastards will stick anything in a bill.
Declan McCullagh has a good article over on TomPaine.com and Cnet about this bill. Only 16 friggin sections are going to expire Dec 31st, but they want to renew the whole damn thing. I smell a rat and its name is pork. Thats why the Repubs want to vote on it this week.
To read his entire article, the link is here.