Joe Garcia Hits the Ground Running

Wasting no time after winning the Democratic primary, Congressional Candidate Joe Garcia (FL-25) put out a YouTube video about his Republican opponent with the arresting title David Rivera Breaks His Promise to God:

How do you top that?

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4 Responses to Joe Garcia Hits the Ground Running

  1. Just me says:

    Haven’t seen teh video yet, but first impression, isn’t the title just a bit over the top?

    In other news, Chief Judge Kozinski of the 9th Circuit writes a great dissent in US v. Pineda Moreno, No. 08-30385 issued August 12, 2010. Too many great quotes and concepts to mention here, but this one caught my attention, “[l]ast year, law enforcement agents pinged users of just one service provider—Sprint—over eight million times.” (citing Christopher
    Soghoian, 8 Million Reasons for Real Surveillance Oversight, Slight Paranoia (Dec. 1, 2009) http://paranoia/dubfire.net/2009/12/8-million-reasons-for-real-surveillance.html.). Crazy. Maybe our friend Joe can look into this 1984-esq abuse when he gets to congress.

  2. michael says:

    It would seem so – until you see the video.

  3. Just me says:

    A little more from the dissent:

    If, as the panel holds, we have no privacy interest inwhere we go, then the government can mine these databases without a warrant, indeed without any suspicion whatsoever.

    By tracking and recording the movements of millions of individuals the government can use computers to detect patterns and develop suspicions. It can also learn a great deal about us because where we go says much about who we are. Are Winston and Julia’s cell phones together near a hotel a bit too often? Was Syme’s OnStar near an STD clinic? Were Jones, Aaronson and Rutherford at that protest outside the White House? The FBI need no longer deploy agents to infiltrate groups it considers subversive; it can figure out where the groups hold meetings and ask the phone company for a list of cell phones near those locations.

  4. Just me says:

    Last thing on the 9th circuit (I will watch the youtbe video next), Judge goes on to say:

    I don’t think that most people in the United States would agree with the panel that someone who leaves his car parked in his driveway outside the door of his home invites people to crawl under it and attach a device that will track the vehicle’s every movement and transmit that information to total strangers. There is something creepy and un-American about such clandestine and underhanded behavior. To those of us who have lived under a totalitarian regime, there is an eerie feeling of déjà vu.

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