Jane Hamsher at FireDogLake has alerted us to a coalition of bloggers and citizens concerned with the way the FISA battles are tilting in Congress (link on over to her post):
Enough is enough.If you have a blog, you can join the fight.
The deal that's been cut by the Democratic leadership to give George Bush everything he wants and grant retroactive immunity to the telecoms is an outrageous betrayal of the public trust. With the passage of this bill, we'll never be able to discover the extent of the lawbreaking that the Bush Administration and the telecos engaged in as they spied on American citizens.
So we're joining together with some strange bedfellows indeed -- the ACLU, the Break the Matrix folks (who did the money bombs for the Ron Paul campaign), and others we are in discussions with to go after the people responsible for this travesty. The ACLU has a press release here.
Update: Simon Owens of Bloggasm has alerted me to a post he as done wherein he reports on his interviews with members of the
Update II: Well, it looks the deal went down. Thanks, Steny, Blue Dogs, Bush Dogs, just, well, dogs. Jane says we're Screwed, Blued, and Tattooed:
...We'll never know what happened. We'll never know the extent of the lawbreaking. That possibility will be gone forever...Here's to making a difference.
We've now raised
$207,573$211,433 to exact a pound of flesh from Democrats who did this.
Update III: Will Obama weigh in?
Update IV: Oh, bollocks.