Wednesday, February 08, 2006


My friend Tom Leete and I have had an ongoing "conversation" about the Patriot Act ever since the thing was first written. Tommy has the perfectly reasonable idea that the government needs the expanded powers to fight terrorism, and that I am an old curmudgeon for not trusting them.

Well, here we go. The government is protecting me from the evil empire created by a bunch of nuns. Just think... we are being protected by crack operators like this. Man. them bumblers at Al Quida must have Suleman the Magnificent spinning in his grave. On to Vienna, right?