|Comments on Friday 19 July 2002:|
|Some nice links people have posted in my comments, which I'll bring to the front: RATS, a spoof of Bush's PG TIPS, and government-sponsored computer security, which sounds like a good idea except that I, for one, wouldn't be inclined to trust any software from such a disreputable source. Also, I am vastly amused by what I just accidentally discovered is at whitehouse.com.
|To those who scare peace loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: your tactice only aid terrorists.|
|For the record, whitehouse.gov is the USA government site. Whitehouse.com is porn like Raven says, and whitehouse.org is a parody site that occasionally manages to be funny.|
|bv728: Those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither security nor liberty.|
|Most goverment webpages that should end in .gov are porn when you change them to .com I guess porn peoples think that if you go there accidentally once that you might come back. Or that if you're caught looking you can say "but I was just trying to be patriotic!"|
|Tom: Yeah. I was, well, amazed that someone in our government could say that. Of course, I was also amazed when Regan said that Atheists should not be considered citizens.|
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt
|bv728: Terrible dissapointment. At first I thought you were an Asshcroft supporter with nothing but a single quotation to support that point of view. Now it seems that you agree with me. I was vaguely hoping for a bit of a flame war. Ah well, was saving this for later:|
"What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that its people preserve the spirit of resistance."
(Personally, Jefferson is my favourite US president, and not just because he shares my name. Always seems to me that he is the most uncompromising for individual freedom, without getting trapped in a search for personal glory. The quiet guy who does the right thing, I guess.)