Let's Spy on THEM!

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The Bush Administration, the Republican Party, and the conservative movement all think it's perfectly ok for Big Brother Bush to spy on Americans.

Of course, angry Americans are demanding hearings to stop this spying. But will the Republicans who control the White House and Congress stop their own spying? Of course not - just look at how the White House sabotaged John McCain's effort to stop torture, even after 90 Senators voted for it.

So what can we do that will actually stop Big Brother Bush?

We can turn the tables and start spying on them - thanks to commercially available phone records, as John Aravosis reports.

Anyone can buy a list of your incoming and outgoing phone calls, cell or land-line, for $110 online...

So I went to their site, plopped down $110, and within a day I had a list of every single phone number that called my cell, or that I called from my cell, for the month of November. I even had the dates the calls were made, and for a premium I could find out how long the calls were.

Aravosis highlights all the people who should be especially worried about this massive invasion of privacy - FBI agents, police officers, journalists, Members of Congress, Bush administration officials...

Hmm.......... think of the possibilities!!

The trick, of course, is to find the phone numbers we want. Obviously the phone numbers for Bush, Cheney, and other top White House officials are carefully protected. But lots of the people we're interested in are outside the White House, and they are all busy people who run around with cell phones.

Phone records are available from companies like these

If money is scarce, Democrats.com will reimburse you if you buy the records for an important phone number and discover gold when you get the records.

Whose records would we like to see? Just think of all of the major Republican scandals, and identify the main players. Here are some names to get you started:

NSA Wiretapping: Michael Hayden, Alberto Gonzales, John Ashcroft...

Plamegate: Bob Novak, Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, Judith Miller...

Torture: Alberto Gonzales, John Ashcroft, John Yoo, David Addington, Stephen Cambone...

Niger Uranium Hoax: Stephen Hadley, Michael Ledeen...

L'Affaire Abramoff: Jack Abramoff, Michael Scanlon, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed, Tom DeLay, Bob Ney, Adam Kidan, Ed Buckham, Tony Rudy...

Dukestir: Duke Cunningham, Brent Wilkes, Mitchell Wade, Dusty Foggo...

GOP leadership fight: Tom DeLay, Denny Hastert, Roy Blunt, John Boehner, Eric Cantor...

And if you really want to have some fun, go after their lawyers too!

Now I know there are people who think it's wrong to behave like Republicans. I do too - but Big Brother Bush is completely out of control and Congress is a Republican dictatorship. If we don't take action ourselves, Big Brother Bush will never stop watching us.

Do we have any volunteers?


John Yoo numbers in Berkeley

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Tel 510-643-5089
Fax 510-642-3728

there's also a phone listing for a john yoo in berkeley at 510-849-4918

Jeff Gannon aka james Guckert number?

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Has anyone got the phone numer(s) for Jeff Gannon aka James Guckert? I believe his SSN number got published and from that a phone number may be easy to obtain, if it is not already published. This would be a great target for your program.

Ask Chucky Schumer

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He and his staffers know how to get someone's SS#, (remember they checked Lt. Gov. Michael Steele's credit report.)Why stop at phone numbers?

Let's not!

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Look, acting like Republicans is not the answer. For one thing, it gives them ammunition about us. See for example:

And as for any independent readers, we look just as bad as them, so how do we convince them we're different? What we want is voters to be outraged by Republican shenanigans, not ours.


I agree, Tony.

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We don't need to give the Repugs any more
ammunition to smear us with.

They do a good job fabricating "reasons"
as is. No real ammo, please.

The only thing that your

The only thing that your argument is missing is "motive." When a neocon Republican government secretly spies on its citizens, that is un-Constitutional.

When the citizens disseminate publicly-available information about a neocon Republican government, that is one way the Constitution provides checks and balances for its intended beneficiaries.

So, how is keeping them honest "acting like them?" How is applying the spirit and meaning of the FOIA a bad thing, as opposed to circumventing the FISA?

P.S. Your link to the NM Republican site is indicative of the RR extreme-right mindset, and will not change no matter what we do, or don't do. Running scared from these idiots is the "centrist" DLC answer. How has that worked for you for over a decade?