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March 6, 2005 1:34 AM   Subscribe

wolves join federal sheep board (via dailyrotten)
posted by Tryptophan-5ht (16 comments total)
The Bush Administration: jaw-droppingly immune to being satirized.
posted by orthogonality at 1:48 AM on March 6, 2005

Privacy advocates are unpatriotic. After all, only someone with something to hide would worry about loss of privacy and if you have something to hide, well maybe you're not the kind of person we want here in these United States.

Besides, a "federal privacy board" sounds like it might actually hinder the ability of people - good people, I might add - to make an honest buck. So how can that be good for the country?

/Trying my best to prove orthogonality wrong
posted by kcds at 4:38 AM on March 6, 2005

[This ain't gonna be good]
posted by lobstah at 6:04 AM on March 6, 2005

posted by grouse at 6:23 AM on March 6, 2005

as long as the opening minutes of their meetings include "someone in this room is a shady motherfucker" i'll be alright
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 7:01 AM on March 6, 2005

posted by NickDouglas at 7:45 AM on March 6, 2005

This is none of our business.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 7:56 AM on March 6, 2005

The story neglects to mention that the DHS chief privacy officer quoted, Nuala O'Connor Kelly, used to be at DoubleClick, so this is just a followup appointment to freshen the irony.
posted by Axaxaxas Mlö at 9:09 AM on March 6, 2005

So the Mark of the Beast will just sort of end up on your person without your really noticing it, a la how Gator software ends up on your machine? Then it'll be damn near impossible to take off?
posted by raysmj at 9:24 AM on March 6, 2005

Who better to keep tabs on the population? The market works!
posted by stratastar at 10:28 AM on March 6, 2005

stratastar - thats what i was thinking. doubleclick and gator's business is gathering data on US citizens (and probably non US citizens as well). Made me think 'creepy FBI pinko files' except aggregated and stored in the private sector. frightening.

strikes me as more reason for the utter divorce of business and government (similiar to government and religion)
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 11:38 AM on March 6, 2005

Ha. Good luck.
posted by gottabefunky at 11:58 AM on March 6, 2005

The nature of Freeman's previous duties at Claria/Gator.

And speaking of strange bedfellows, want to picture Carly Fiorina heading the World Bank?
posted by artifarce at 1:20 PM on March 6, 2005

Oh, come now, everyone knows the next World Bank president will be Bono.
posted by Axaxaxas Mlö at 2:54 PM on March 6, 2005

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:42 PM on March 6, 2005

"Fight the good fight"???? I'll be impressed if any of the fights they choose are what anyone outside of the spyware/malware industry would consider "good".
posted by Four Flavors at 11:05 AM on March 7, 2005

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