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Gang Activity: Herman and Mort Iron Out the Details of the National Security Surveillance Act

July 19, 2006

Despite the failure of past efforts to get this feature off the ground, Your Montag tries once again. Maybe Wednesdays are better than Saturday to solicit reader participation. Here’s my alternate take on a Bazooka Joe comic. Dear Reader, you are cordially invited to leave your take on the joke in our underpopulated comment area.

Bazooka Joe 4

“Herman, the Senate Judiciary Committee and I have been expecting some answers from you on your domestic spying operations— and how you can possibly argue that they are fucking legal in light of current law, namely the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act —for months!”

“I know, Mort!”

“I’ll tell you what, I’ll forget about all the individual warrants you should have got before wiretapping US citizens, if you submit the program as a whole for judicial review!”

“Fine! Just so long as the judicial review is optional, takes place in a secret court, that that court has the power to dismiss the case for any reason whatsoever, and that there is no plaintiff to argue against us or to bring any appeals!”

[Reason: A Specter Is Haunting America]

  1. MarkC permalink
    July 19, 2006 11:08 AM

    Much of Bazooka Joe is actually based on the Bodhicaryavatara Sutra (often translated as the “Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life”), which is why it is so often pertinent to issues dealing with semblances and shadings of the dharma. Actually, I think that Arlen Specter is that most useful of tools: the formerly human being whose insides have been sucked out and who is now under the control of screaming neocon hell demons. But he still looks like he in concerned, and so he can play the part of an erstwhile administration critic on talk shows. The only downside for him, of course, is that he is on track to being reborn as a heroically flatulent vulture with no anus.

  2. July 19, 2006 7:53 PM

    Dear Montag, that is a WICKED revision. I can not surpass it.

  3. July 20, 2006 1:19 AM

    I would have commented earlier, but I keep failing the math verification.

  4. July 20, 2006 7:54 AM

    MarkC: LOL “heroically flatulent.”

    Fehlly: Thanks, but the only thing that prevents it is your restraint.

    JR: That’s our small contribution to keeping the little man down.

    Since I put the math verification up, only a handful fo spam comments have made it as far as the moderation queue on the WP back-end. Much better than the thousands per week we were going through for a while there. I understand if you register as a user on this site, you don’t have to do the math if you’re signed in.

    Impromptu Stump Lane privacy policy: we won’t sell your information to anybody.

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