June 8, 2013

"Obama says federal judges can be trusted to keep data mining/PRISM programs honest."

"Why? When his administration got one, meaning a judge, to sign the Rosen one."

16 comments:

tim maguire said...

With many of the government overreaches, I hold judges ultimately responsible. I expect politicians and bureaucrats to over reach--lust for power is why they're there. It's the judge's job to keep them in check and the judiciary fails regularly and miserably.

MayBee said...

Ha! He didn't like the judges so much in Citizens United. In fact, Democrats are blaming that decision as the reason the IRS had to target tea partners.

Rusty said...

""Obama says federal judges can be trusted to keep data mining/PRISM programs honest.""


I'd like to meet the people who believe that.

MarkD said...

Obama says a lot of things. The 2008 Obama said this was a choice that did not have to be made. I stop listening when people lie.

Trust judges? You mean like like Chief Justice Roberts on Obamacare? I'd trust a used car salesman first.

Mitchell the Bat said...

That wouldn't be so bad a parody of a Marvel Comics superhero.

Crusader Judge.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

Obama and his cohorts judge shop. They use this unethical practice to get what they want. So even if we can assume that most judges are angels on earth, we have proof that Obama and team will just keep going to different judges, one of the non-angelic, to find one who will grant their request. So no, in the aggregate, NO we cannot trust judges to keep data mining (Prism) "honest". BTW there are no angels on earth, at times judges do act based on their own biases, political motives or in error.

Humperdink said...

In his former life, Eric Holder WAS a judge.

Aridog said...

Trust judges? Okay. Now tell me who enforces the rulings of judges? Who enforces any law not favored by the administration?

Oh, wait ...

Nomennovum said...

I think we can assume that the federal government has access to all personal information about us. This is frightening.

We should be asking about what our banks, brokerage companies, and credit card companies are providing the government. Likely everything. Regardless, it appears the Federales now have access to your online banking -- and if they do, who doesn't?

Pogo said...

Everything Obama says is a lie or in service to a lie.
Shit, why even parse what he says anymore?

It's a toss-up whether it's an evil lie, bullshit, exaggeration, fabrication, confabulation, transposition, or stupidity, but it has no veracity.

Learn to read Obama like the Soviet lumpenproletariat read PRAVDA:
Between the lines, where some truth escapes.

Hagar said...

The President also says his administration believes in a "light touch" with regard to regulations.

Exactly what do you mean by a "light touch," Mr. Capone?

edutcher said...

Judges are picked for their agendas, confirmed or shot down for their agendas.

Why would a Choom (or Willie or Bucketmouth) judge go against the crowd that put him there?

Chip S. said...

PRISM imposes a burden on society, just like a tax.

There. Now it's all nice 'n' constitutional 'n' stuff.

Aridog said...

Chip S. said...

There. Now it's all nice 'n' constitutional 'n' stuff.

Only in Chief Justice Robert's weasel semantic delusional opinion...however, *at this point, what difference does it make*?

In other words, who enforces anything not administration approved?

Robert Cook said...

"Obama says federal judges can be trusted to keep data mining/PRISM programs honest."

Says the man who can't be trusted.

Robert Cook said...

Moreover, it doesn't matter if "federal judges can be trusted" to keep government evesdropping "honest," (an oxymoron from a moron, as Bullwinkle Moose might say)...Obama can claim that, as "Commander in Chief,"--(that title that has come in the past decade to refer to one we must view as a minor deity)--he can ignore and overrule any speculative block a maverick federal judge might try to place in the government's way in its rape of our civil liberties.

An accountant or auditor who tries to keep his dishonest superiors "honest" is soon...unemployed!