Rick Noriega on FISA

I was just watching some videos for this previous post and I ran into the one below.

That video was posted in June.

This is the story [posted here], from this week.

WASHINGTON – The Senate Select Intelligence Committee is looking into allegations from two U.S. military linguists that the government routinely listened in on phone calls of American military and humanitarian aid workers serving overseas.

“These are extremely disturbing allegations,” said Committee Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., in a statement issued Thursday. “We have requested all relevant information from the Bush administration. Any time there is an allegation regarding abuse of the privacy and civil liberties of Americans it is a very serious matter.”

ABC News first reported the charges Thursday, citing one current and one former military linguist by name. They are contained in the book “The Shadow Factory,” to be published next week.

Rick Noriega was one of the guys they listened to.  His was some of the pillow-talk they recorded and passed around.  He didn’t like it.  Now he’s running for Senate.  Works for me.  Heckuva lot better’n Cornyn who spent 2004 talking about how great the war on Terror (in Iraq) was going, not fighting it in Afghanistan.

BTW, here is Cornyn on voting with Bush to approve warrantless wireless of the communications of American citizens.

Earlier this week,Vince Leibowitz of Capitol Annex
mentioned an article written on Texas Insider in which Senator Cornyn made clear his stand on FISA.

[John Cornyn:]

America’s elected leaders have a duty to keep the American people safe. We know that the ability to obtain the right information at the right time is critically important in our struggle against radical Islamic terrorists….”

Yeah right.

With all due respect, Mr. Cornyn, it is also the duty of our elected leaders to serve the people whom they represent and to protect our Constitutional rights. The warrantless wiretapping of American citizens is not only unconstitutional, it is also a mechanism only a police state would use. We elect Presidents in this great nation thank you. We do not install dictators or crown kings.

[full post]

To be clear, Obama also voted for that dang FISA bill.  Hopefully he’ll flip-flop on that now that we know what it has been used for.  I can understand why he’d vote for it to avoid the “weak vs his Mulin terrist brothers” nutters, but that’s about it.   It needs to be fixed.

Soon.

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5 thoughts on “Rick Noriega on FISA

  1. Rick Noriega

    No for border wall
    Yes for illegals to go to school in Texas

    No for alternative energy tax credits
    No for drilling domestically to increase national security

    No for bipartisan upgraded GI VETERAN legislation that Cornyn helped pass.

    Yes for immediate surrender in Iraq
    Yes for exploiting war after removal of soldiers and then drilling in Iraq
    Yes his campaign said this was a joke (5 times)
    Yes Senator Schemer removed Noriega’s name from his campaign emails after this insane statement

    Yes Noriega said he was against the bailout
    However;Yes he was lying and waited for Cornyn’s vote to announce his position. We all know he would have followed suit with the democrats that voted for it.

    Yes Noriega said the Economic Stimulus bill would do nothing
    Yes the next day the Market had its largest gain in US History
    Yes John Cornyn wants the CEO’s in jail and responsible for their actions
    Yes John Cornyn wants to protect constituents from the market effect in Texas

    Yes Noriega says he is a Hurricane relief expert
    However; Noriega was in Killeen fundraising for money and leaving his current constituents out in the wind and rain away from his State district. Wow

    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!
    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!
    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!
    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!
    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!
    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!
    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!
    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!
    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!
    YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!YES OBAMA VOTED FOR FISA!!

  2. The border wall is retarded. If you think, as John Cornyn does, that politicians in Washington should control ranch land in Texas, by all means, support him.

    If you read up on that wall, and how the deals were made and not made to get it started, it smells like the stuff that comes out of bulls.

    I have no problem educating people. I’m educating you now. Property taxes and sales taxes pay for schools. People who pay property taxes and sales taxes pay for schools. From what I was told last year, every cigaratte I buy is $.05 for the kids. I’m fine with that, even if they are brown.

    You obviously missed my post on “Drill, Baby, Drill”.

    https://robotpirateninja.com/2008/10/13/the-truth-about-drill-baby-drill/

    If you think that offshore and ANWR drilling, and staying forever in Iraq, is the cure for domestic security or energy independence, this conversation is going to be long and fruitless.

    Cornyn has been in lockstep wish Bush. Whom I see you didn’t mention.

    I noted that Obama voted for FISA..

    https://robotpirateninja.com/2008/07/21/how-they-justify-spying-on-american-citizens-and-baracks-betrayal/

    Note that part where I say, and “Barack’s Betrayal”.

    Now STFU and read up a little tand try to make a coherent argument rather than loaded statements of opinion. There’s no need to repeat yourself so foolishly, my reading comprehension skills are formidable.

  3. Wait a sec….is this someone I know IRL?…just wondering…if it is I’ll be much more polite than I would be to someone who commented so rudely out of the blue… 😉

    Do you know more about “hurricane relief” than you ever thought you would?

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