Friday, August 28, 2009

Have you ever noticed how reasonably each incision is delivered?

by Smitty

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.
If they screwed up and left me alone with the legislation, I'd throw in a rider:

Immediately after restoration of service, there is a national referendum on whether or not the President finishes out the term office in Fort Leavenworth.

Blogprof covered this story with significant additional detail.


  1. Not in Fort Leavenworth. In Gitmo.

  2. POTUS Chiquita Obama and his banana-boat first mate Holder are taking pages from Chavez in Venezuela and Castro in Cuba on how to control a media which resists takeover by BIG GOVERNMENT. First prosecute your predecessors and then cut off opposition media sources. This guy is shaping up to be worse than Gee-Mah Carter already, and in GWB's first term, 9/11 hadn't even happened!