Patriot Act Passes, Few Americans Notice. Now that the Patriot Act, otherwise known as the Police State Act, has passed hands down, with nary a bleat of protestation on the part of our cowed and bought-off Congress critter-whores, we can expect the Straussian neocons to be emboldened to further carve up the Bill of Rights, slathering barbeque sauce on large sections, and roasting the document wholesale. In fact, thanks to the NSA’s vacuum cleaner approach to snooping at the very portals of the electronic communication grid—with enthusiastic telecom participation—the Bill of Rights is more or less a dead letter, little more than a “g.d. piece of paper,” as our court appointed ruler declared a few weeks ago with little corporate media commentary..... http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=258