Al Franken is the U.S. Senator from Minnesota. He recently gave a local TV interview. He is the chairman of — get this — the Senate subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law. He said this.
“As chairman of the Privacy, Technology and Law subcommittee, probably no one looks at the right to privacy more than me. We have to draw a balance between the government’s responsibility to protect Americans and also Americans’ right to privacy.
Ah, yes. Balance. Here is the balance. The NSA, FBI, and CIA will continue to do whatever they want. Meanwhile, Al Franken will continue doing comedy. It’s sit-down comedy today, but it’s still comedy. Black humor.
“I can assure you that this isn’t about spying on the American people. I have a high level of confidence that this is used … to protect us, and I know that it has been successful in preventing terrorism.”
This guy is funnier than Henny Youngman. “Take my privacy. Please!”
With Al Franken overseeing privacy, technology, and the law, we can be sure of this: there will be no privacy, but there will a lot of fabulous technology. That’s the law.
Funny thing – when I read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, I find no mention of government having a responsibility to protect the people. The Declaration does say that the purpose of any government is to secure our rights.
Good point…I caught that too. In fact, if you Google "no duty to protect", you will find court case after Supreme Court case, saying that the government has no obligation to protect you, or even to provide any service at all.
What is a citizen? Someone who as "an obligation of allegiance in return for a duty of protection". And since they have no duty to protect, how can any of us be citizens? And if we are not citizens, what does that make us? Hint: It starts with an S.
When it comes to this Frankenstein, why not call him what he is, an Anti- American idiot, if he had a working brain cell is would be very lonely .
I new a long time ago when every day Americans were saying “the government should help us”. I don’t want anything they need to stay out of my life. Everything is over controlled from safety to (OSHA) cable TV to trying to parent your own kids. Obama is the hammer that’s been over our heads. He plans to bring it down on the good people.
Hey Al Franken, we heard from your proctologist, he found your head! You can use this one, oh that's right you "work" for the gov't now, in a disfuctional senate, what a puke. Nothing funny about a slobbering, demented, loser comic, pulling strings in gov't. Just dangerous to allow spider monkey mentality loose on society. Of course minnesotoan's have always enjoyed electing idiots, they think it is a Joke! Not on us, but on them.
Must be running out of new material, this whole NSA thing gives him the inside views of those who really have talent so when Minnesota gets it's fill of this walleyed hack he'll have material for his in the crapper career.
No matter how you look at this, it is a violation of the 4th amendment, The Patriot act was to monitor calls COMING I N FROM MUSLIM COUNTRIES. This is and was a way to monitor activities of known Tea Party and Patriots and others who want our freedoms back, the fact of the IRS abuse against known members and those of Christian Faiths who are against Govenment oversight.
The people who voted for this walking cluster**** clown need a brain transplant. Let's see, what lower life form can we get as a donor? Anything would be an improvement, You must admit, however, that he's as good a politweasel as he was a comedian.
Another reason why they call him Al "Left Gatekeeper" Franken.