Lessee: so far, dozens of health-care killing bills, but not a one addressing jobs. Anyone surprised about that?
Meanwhile, for the governmentsmallophiles among us, there's this:
Now I'm not naive enough to think that the government isn't already capable of knowing every site to which I've surfed. After all, having embedded a couple of lines of free code on this here blog allows me to know the IP addresses of who comes by, when, from where, for how long, from what general area (I can zoom down to street location, but, based on checking my own visits, it misses by several miles), what browser and operating system they're using, screen size, and probably a bunch of other stuff, too. For ten bucks a month, I could be getting lots more.
WASHINGTON — Representative Darrell Issa calls it a way to promote transparency: a request for the names of hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens, business executives, journalists and others who have requested copies of federal government documents in recent years.
Mr. Issa, a California Republican and the new chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, says he wants to make sure agencies respond in a timely fashion to Freedom of Information Act requests and do not delay them out of political considerations.
But his extraordinary request worries some civil libertarians. It “just seems sort of creepy that one person in the government could track who is looking into what and what kinds of questions they are asking,” said David Cuillier, a University of Arizonajournalism professor and chairman of the Freedom of Information Committee at the Society of Professional Journalists. “It is an easy way to target people who he might think are up to no good.”
Sure. He only wants the info for our own good. But can you imagine the noise from the RWS™ if it were a Democrat doing this? How about if it were our president? The black guy? Would Rush be silent?