And now for something slightly different

Thom Haslam takes the liberal blogosphere to task for obsessing over R&R (Rove and Roberts): "now would be a good time to take brief break from bingeing. Your country really does need you...you can make a huge difference–as a citizen and as blogger–with the Patriot Act.

"This, as the saying goes, is a limited opportunity. Congress will vote to renew and possibly expand the Patriot Act today, tomorrow or early next week. This will all be over long before Roberts has a hearing, before Fitzgerald finishes his investigation."

"If Congress renews or expands Section 215, as they seem intent on doing, you can kiss the 4th Amendment good-bye... What two World Wars and a Civil War could not accomplish, al-Qaeda and the cowardly leadership of George Bush will."

"Please e-mail and/or call Congress. Please spread the word. Protect the 4th Amendment and your other rights. We are in the final hours for the Patriot Act. Take a brief break from the Rove-Roberts controversies, just a few hours, and defend your rights as American citizens." (Societas via Billmon)

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