Saturday, August 29, 2009

Vonnegut and Orwell Couldn't Write Something This Surreal

From CNET news comes this link. But remember, George W. Bush was the tyrant. Bold and italics emphasis mine.

"Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet .... CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency."

(ht Verum Serum)