Rep. Mike Rogers: Guardian reporter ‘doesn’t have a clue how this thing works’

House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers says that Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald doesn’t have a clue how these programs really work. But his main concern is the person who leaked the data in the first place, a person who he contends only knows enough to be ‘dangerous’ and believes should be prosecuted.

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(h/t: NRO)

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  • Orangeone

    This one made the Sunday talk shows, saw him with Schieffer too.

  • kssturgis62

    Mike Rogers is a Congressmen from Lansing, Michigan area, district 8. He has been in office forever. I had a HUGE Rant the other day. MIKE ROGERS NEEDS TO BE PRIMARIED AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
    Yep he is a Republican, but has gone against the US Constitution more than once. Recently he Gave us CISPA. The Guardian has it right, We are not stupid Mr. Rogers. It is because of shameful people like you that Ron Paul has to introduce the 4th Amendment Restoration act. Funny from people who are supposed to uphold the Constitution of the USA.

    • Orangeone

      kssturgis62 Thank you for letting us know.  His FreedomWorks score is 50 out of 100 which says a lot too.  When someone sits next to Feinsteins and agrees with that creature, gives ya cause for pause.  So the gov’t is seizing every record possible on innocent American citizens and the concerned citizens should go to Congress? The same Congress that knows that the gov’t is violating the Constitution?  I think not.  Good on the Guardian for publishing the truth. That will be another news source for me after the Daily Mail.

  • “the person who leaked the data in the first place, a person who he contends only knows enough to be ‘dangerous’ and believes should be prosecuted. ”

    Because whoever leaked this info pissed off you corrupt lying no good politicians who have spindled, folded and mutilated our Constitution.

    • Orangeone

      MadJack They have been outed. Maybe he should talk to Durbin.  Durbin actually said Obama lied, Congress is not aware of what is going on.

    • patriot077

      MadJack I haven’t forgotten how fast Rogers threw Michele Bachmann under the bus when she had the audacity to inquire as to what the National Security Clearrance procedures consisted of … especially for folks like Huma Abedin in the State Department.

  • kong1967

    Oh, yeah.  It targets foreign persons on foreign lands, but you’re seizing everyone’s phone records here in the states. Do you think we were born yesterday?

    • tinlizzieowner

      kong1967  
      I was born at night but it wasn’t last night. 😉

    • tinlizzieowner

      kong1967  
      I was born at night but it wasn’t last night. 😉

    • WordsFailMe

      kong1967 NSA maintains a user friendly app to demonstrate the concentration of e-data they have collected–The program is called “BOUNDLESS INFORMANT.”
      Watch the yellow prince try to squirm out of this one.

      • kong1967

        WordsFailMe Do you think they will even address it?

        • WordsFailMe

          kong1967 WordsFailMe Ha. I don’t think there enough hours in the coming week.

        • kong1967

          WordsFailMe With all the scandals I don’t think there are enough hours in the coming three years, lol.

    • badbadlibs

      kong1967 So far, they are all still in business….every single lousy gov. official who has wronged and abused the American people during this hellish tenure of Obama. So, why wouldn’t they believe we were born yesterday?

  • Rshill7

    Hasn’t a clue? And you do right? The fact that they “work” at all is very troubling to me. It seems the majority of the Bill of Rights is like an teetering old edifice they’ve already condemned, and they’re just trying to figure out way to get the wrecking ball in place to finish it off. Perhaps they’ll just use something more akin to explosives.
    If they’re looking for us to bleep like sheep, they should reevaluate that notion. I’d wager that massive thing they’re building in Utah could store every keystroke from everywhere in the world. 
    Maybe the “Beast” will have an office there? Everything is looking quite beastly to me right now.

    • WordsFailMe

      Rshill7 People who know are talking about NSA data storage capacity in terms of mega’s of ZETA-bytes.

    • Orangeone

      Rshill7 If this puppy is in UT that would be the last state I’d live in even though some of their reps are good.  It has a huge bulleye on it for terrorists.

  • WordsFailMe

    Great. If you want to save your nation, testify before Congress. That’ll do it. 
    These politicians are the problem. Government- Get out of my life and go pick up garbage and catch stray dogs and feral cats like we told you to do. It’s comments like these from  National Socialist Republican Congressmen that reminds me how truly late it is.

  • MichaelPayton

    His jerk wants to listen in to everyone’s phone calls and read their emails and he wants to prosecute the NSA whistleblower. Frack him. I don’t care what party he is in, HE is the one that deserved jail time, along with every other member of Congress and the WH that supports this fascist agenda.

  • MichaelPayton

    His jerk wants to listen in to everyone’s phone calls and read their emails and he wants to prosecute the NSA whistleblower. Frack him. I don’t care what party he is in, HE is the one that deserved jail time, along with every other member of Congress and the WH that supports this fascist agenda.

    • WordsFailMe

      MichaelPayton Rogers is a real American. along with commie Feinstein, he’s already declared Ed Snowden a criminal Jeez! Even on the tv program “Bait Car,” the blubbering, socially deprived, victimized, mental defectives who are videod while they take the bait are designated innocent until proven guilty and viewers are encourage not to judge the morons.
      Is there a need to continue to respect or consider the views of a Congressman or stein anymore?

      • Orangeone

        WordsFailMeMichaelPaytonThere is no more due process in America. Didn’t you see Rand Paul’s statement after the drone filibuster:

        “Fighting terrorism and capturing terrorists must be done while
        preserving our constitutional protections. This was demonstrated last
        week in Boston. As we all seek to prevent future tragedies, we must
        continue to bear this in mind,” the statement concluded.
        However, “someone” leaving a liquor store with a weapon and $50 in cash
        isn’t quite “fighting terrorism and capturing terrorists,” yet that is
        exactly a situation where Paul said he wouldn’t care if a drone was used
        to kill an American.
        Here’s the video.  He is totally fine with someone being judge, jury & executioner, no 4th amendment and death for stealing $50 (2:25 minute mark). https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JibKfETwNmU

        • WordsFailMe

          Orangeone WordsFailMe MichaelPayton I agree–that’s a problem.

        • Orangeone

          WordsFailMe Orangeone MichaelPayton Yes sir.  So he’s against collecting the information but okay with someone’s finger on a drone button. What the heck do we have representing us?

  • Matt2Matt

    Frank Luntz and Mike Murphy have poisoned the well, the Republican Party is dead.

  • MarieCowsert1

    This makes me laugh….

  • Laurel A

    See therein lies the rub…
    Did the leaker exhaust all avenues available for redress? If the answer is No then we have a problem/s. For starters one would be why management at NSA didn’t recognize a problem in their midst. If the answer is Yes, then we have an even bigger problem in that we have a rogue government that is untouchable.

    • WordsFailMe

      Laurel A The man has put his life on the line for what he believes is the right thing to do. Patrick Henry said Give me liberty or give me death” to try to exhort his fellow Americans to take up knives, clubs, firebrands and guns and drive the tyrant from our lives.
      He knows of and will be paying for the consequence of his choice and his actions. That’s how we are; that’s what we do. I don’t deserve the free air I breathe, I earned it..

      • Laurel A

        WordsFailMe Laurel A  Really? Who has threatened his life? Now he may have put his liberty on the line but I’m going to keep my powder dry on this and wait and see before I label this guy a ‘hero’.
        He can believe that he is doing the right thing but time and consensus will tell whether he is or isn’t. A bank robber may be robbing to feed his starving family or pay his dying mother’s hospital bill but it still doesn’t make him ‘right’.

        • Orangeone

          Laurel A WordsFailMe The Benghazi 4 didn’t survive did they.  Lesson learned from Fast and Furious, leave no whistleblowers behind.
          What I find strikingly interesting is this. This young man’s data was probably collected. So how come the gov’t didn’t detect that he was planning a possible illegal act?  Of course, it’s because that is never the intent.

        • badbadlibs

          Laurel A WordsFailMe ” A bank robber may be robbing to feed his starving family or pay his dying mother’s hospital bill but it still doesn’t make him ‘right’.”
          But, he won’t have the ire of the world around him..

        • snowshooze

          Orangeone Laurel A WordsFailMe  
            Oh, they leave them behind, they just try to make sure they are not alive. 
            Hey, what ever happened to the Benghazi Survivors? Are they still all locked up, or have they all died of old age?

        • Laurel A

          Orangeone Laurel A WordsFailMe What was the Benghazi Four leaking?
          The data could only be collected if he spoke or wrote about it to someone. NSA cannot mind read yet. Or maybe the data collection isn’t what it’s made out to be if he didn’t get caught?
          What I find a problem is this guy was disgruntled and as per his own statements complained many times…and was blown off! that is a serious mgmt issue at NSA. The same thing happened with Bradley Manning. The government had better learn to spot the leakers.

        • Laurel A

          badbadlibs Laurel A WordsFailMe Yes he would or5 at least should. Bank robbing drives up the cost of living and doing business.

      • Orangeone

        WordsFailMe Laurel A I do believe our liberty tree is in need of some blood.

      • Orangeone

        WordsFailMe Laurel A I do believe our liberty tree is in need of some blood.

  • Proudhispanicconservative

    What is sad about all the revelations we have learned during the last few weeks is that we are all under an illusion, and are no longer free man and women anymore. It is really sad to have to admit it but it is the truth.

    • PAWatcher

      Proudhispanicconservative 
      Some are free, acted as free men………they are now in Hong Kong, Siberia, prison and other outposts, though.

  • Rshill7

    You’ve heard that “justice delayed is justice denied” right? One problem I see with all of these things which violate our Constitutional rights is this. First, someone has to be aggrieved., I guess that gives them “standing”…then, unless they are represented by a great foundation like the ACLJ for free they can go to court, then another court, and another, until they get to the Supreme court years later,  after spending hundred of thousands, even millions, then that court takes it’s dear sweet time ruling on it. 
    They also use that idiotic notion called Stare Decisis, which basically means, ” “to stand by that which is decided.”. In other words making more bad decisions because a bad decision was made in the past. Precedent. See what nfty names they give crap? How dumb is that?
    Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some type of mechanism that could shut down unconstitutional things as soon as they were hatched, based on what the Constitution actually says?
    “Yes Rs, it would.” “How would it work though?” “How should I know, I’m just a guy trying to have a conversation with himself.”

    • Orangeone

      Rshill7 Good points. But since We The People do not have access to the data illegally collected on us, the court will rule we can substantiate our claims and dismiss the case.

      • badbadlibs

        Orangeone Rshill7 That is how the powers that be get away with things we wouldn’t even come close to getting a pass on.  It’s a dreadful thing to have such power and let it corrupt you to the point all others are held to accountability but you’re above the law. That won’t end well, eventually.

  • poorhardworker

    I think Kelly and Feinstein are married now:  “I do!”  Personally, I have so much more respect for the Greenwald than I do for virtually any elected politician at this moment!  You want to prosecute a man that says the “PEOPLE NEED TO DECIDE”?????  Have you no shame???  We truly are unrepresented in DC…we all have to inundate Washington with e-mails, letters, petitions to make our wishes known NOW!  Take heart…we knew what was going on.  And for encouragement take a listen to Ronald Reagan’s solution to defeat liberalism & socialized medicine:  

  • Orangeone

    Well apparently he does Rep Rogers because he WORKED there!

  • ebola131

    Mr. Rogers,
    You are what is known in the Marines as a jackwagon.
    Do you really think anyone with half a working brain is going to believe anything that comes out of a politicians mouth?
    Now, repeat after me….IRS, Fast & Furious, James Rosen, a President with NO Public Records.
    And why should we believe you?
    III/0317

    • ebola131 Well said, but remember Benghazi as well.

      • ebola131

        AmericanborninCanada ebola131 
        Sorry ABC, but my anger clouds my memory.
        What a bunch of pantywaists we have for leaders.
        A hero is someone who would give his life for another..would leave no one behind.
        We have an entire Administration that left four behind….made no attempt to save them.
        How sad….what have we become?
        III/0317

        • ebola131 sigh… I understand and share your anger. 🙁

        • badbadlibs

          ebola131 AmericanborninCanada I wouldn’t be so quick to blame your anger for clouding your memory. It’s just darn hard to keep track of ALL the lawlessness of this administration. I keep saying it’s comrade Obama’s version of shock and awe.

        • NYGino

          badbadlibs ebola131 AmericanborninCanada   Sensory overload.  Hard to stay focused on one target let alone multiples at the same time.

        • PAWatcher

          badbadlibs ebola131 AmericanborninCanada 
          You’ll learn to like it when obama and his ilk keep explaining how much you will benefit from it………..you know it’s all for you and your safety, right? Their boot on you throat is protection.
          Pay no attention to lost lives, failures to catch/stop terrorists before they act- Santa Monica being the latest- loss of liberty AND safety, these are all necessary, so, don’t be angry, be happy. Sarc

  • strangernfiction

    With friends like these…

  • Spartan4Palin

    I’m still trying to understand of ALL the books he would be reading, it would ‘Angler’ by Dick Cheney? Me thinks that this is going to get twisted back to the ‘ol, say it with me,,,,the Bush administration! I don’t hold a lot of credibility at the moment as to how and when these stories break. There always seems to be one that gets everyone’s attention when ‘popularity’ seems to be waning and boom, it’s someone else’s fault and O is popular again! He gets another straw man for an overreach he either wants showcased or passed. I still think Benghazi holds the key to the undoing. And these scandals break for a while to deviate off that very subject!

  • ebola131

    Mr. Rogers,
    What PRISM intel was used to hang General Patraeus?
    What PRISM intel was used to get Justice Roberts to change his vote on OBOZOCARE?
    You cannot win this debate…there is no trust remaining…this government is tyrannical.
    I will live and die a free citizen….not a subject of this government.
    III/0317

    • PVG

      ebola131 We should all tweet your post to Rogers. Difi is a waste of time……….

    • BearNJ

      ebola131 Interesting speculation on Justice Roberts because it was comfirms that that gelding changed his vote and rewrote the bill.

  • Skylark57

    And yet WE THE PEOPLE CANNOT get hold of a legitimate copy of Obama’s college records. Evidently “some pigs are more equal than others” (channeling Orwell….)

    • c4pfan

      Skylark57 Great point!

  • snowshooze

    Foreign persons on foreign lands?
      They don’t even look at Foreign persons on our lands… as in Boston.
      More worried about maintaining power and control than anything else.

    • PapaLouie

      snowshooze  I caught that too. If this was all about foreign persons on foreign lands it would not be called “domestic spying.” Either Mr. Rogers is lying or someone lied to him and he hasn’t figured it out yet. They are storing all kinds of records on American citizens not just foreigners. A few days ago, an example was given of a mistake that was made at the NSA when someone keyed in the wrong telephone number and collected volumes of data on an innocent American. When they discovered the mistake, the FISA court made them destroy the data. But the important thing to note here is that they had such data on an innocent American in the first place. They just had to retrieve it. It is also noteworthy that the only punishment for this mistake was erasing the data. What IRS workers did in releasing tax information is against the law and can result in prison time. But retrieving NSA records on an innocent American is only “frowned” upon. So if Lois Lerner’s twin sister works at the NSA and “accidentally” keys in phone numbers for the Koch brothers, she can duplicate the information for her Democrat friends and then destroy the original copy to satisfy the FISA court. Since there is no real punishment for this kind of “mistake,” what incentive is there not to do it accidentally on purpose?

    • keats5

      snowshooze That’s so true. This goes beyond a reluctance to profile.

  • PAWatcher

    If the surveillance was of illegals, terrorists, or criminals Rep Rogers, then there would be no need for whistleblowers to let US know the tyrants in DC have overstepped their bounds with likes of the IRS, PISM/NSA. TSA, EPA, etc- that included all that have added to the patriot act and distorted it beyond all recognition. Bet Rogers voted for all the add ons!
    When the law abiding citizens become the target/enemy of the state- i.e: gun control, spying, harassment, oppression, religious exploitation, taxation without representation, highway robbery, intimidation, police intimidation at orderly protests it brings in the infringement of Our rights under the constitution. Mr. Snowden informed US not a foreign nation of the peril We are in. Kind of like a good patriot would do IMHO.

  • stage9

    Prosecute Lois Lerner, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice and then we’ll talk about prosecuting this hero to the American people.

  • K-Bob

    I suspect barack is thrilled with the NSA leaks.  That’s because the NSA and CIA are mostly doing what folks expected them to do after 9-11, and barack himself probably doesn’t know jack about it anyway, being the golf-tard, lazy Marxist that he is.  I’m less concerned with the NSA than I am with:barack’s criminal decision to http://politichicks.tv/column/benghazi-truth-will-ultimately-prevail/ with a massive lie about a stupid video.
    barack’s use of http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/05/bookworm-room-this-is-worst-scandal-in.html to have the instrumentality of government be the tools for removing his competition.the stupid Immigration bill coming out of the Senatebarack’s constant and http://michellemalkin.com/2011/02/03/document-drop-judge-kicks-obama-interior-department-ass-again/ Massive http://nation.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/07/2008-voter-fraud-investigation-heats-indiana that keeps http://www.humanevents.com/2012/09/17/vote-fraud-alert-one-out-of-five-registered-ohio-voters-is-bogus/The push for Gun Registrationa and removal
    And the list goes on and on.  I don’t trust any aspect of government very much at all, but I tend to trust the security apparatus more than the executive and bureaucratic ones.  Yes, I’m angry over the growth of the citizen espionage, the cameras, and the wire taps.  But we live in an age where we get to play, too.  We can “watch back” by doing things like they do at http://www.theprojectveritas.org/.  We can buy our own listening devices, we can and should video every interaction with the law, and any clash of citizens that can turn violent.  So anyone going to any rally or meeting or protest needs to be vigilant, and needs to be getting video.

    Buit yes, there’s a massive apparatus involved in national security, and it all needs to be better controlled.  My point is that the distraction over the NSA, and the wiretapping of reporters to “find the leak,” all plays to barack’s advantage.  Lefties hate having their chat sessions watched. So they will actually pay attention to this.  And who do you think they want to “fix” it?
    None other than Barack al-Husseini Vissarionovich Obama, that’s who.
    So be wary of this entire NSA business.  It’s not going to go the way you hope.

    • strangernfiction

      <i>It’s not going to go the way you hope.</i>
      That’s a bold prediction.

      • K-Bob

        strangernfiction Like getting on first with a bunt to the catcher’s bad knee side.

        • Keyes

          K-Bob strangernfiction 
          I dunno Bob, I’ve got a creepy looking really big white van parked just a couple of buildings down from me and I can’t help but wonder if it’s DOHS.

        • K-Bob

          Keyes K-Bob strangernfiction  
          That’s just Chris Matthews.  He’s so white he looks like a big white van.

        • Dr. Strangelove

          K-Bob Keyes strangernfiction Stop it, I’m getting a thrill up my back wheel.

    • Freempg

      K-BobI’m with you for the most part, but when you have the likes of Obama, rather his minions embrace the apparatus they do so only to turn it against domestic political enemies. It was a gift laid at their feet by the previous administration who at least gave a damn about our safety and stopped any further terrorist attacks on our soil after 9/11. 
      The Obama fascists don’t give a crap about our safety or they would had listened to the Russians about the Boston bomber. They are turning the machinery against us at the bidding of the puppet masters seizing the opportunity to advance us toward a one-world, totalitarian superstate, which could never be done without the complicity of the major media and tech giants, all controlled by the left.

      • K-Bob

        Freempg K-Bob Well, that’s my point.  It isn’t this bill or that bill, or this governmental unit (I R S, EPA, USPS, whatever) or that GU, it barack and his determination to distort, pump up, and overstep the bounds of all original intent.  He is using it all against us, all the time.

      • publius69

        Freempg K-Bob excellent point!  could not agree more…

      • palintologist

        Freempg K-Bob Former NSA staffers while W. Bush was in office have admitted they did they same thing under him.

        • K-Bob

          palintologist Freempg K-Bob Well, sure.  This kind of overreach and tendency to step across the boundaries goes back to well before Woodrow Wilson.  However the salient point is that barack’s overreach dwarfs all previous forms of overreach COMBINED by a huge margin.

    • publius69

      K-Bob I agree with you. basically why would any clear thinking person trust this admin, given all the scandals…this is the most corrupt administration, ever. Yet I do not agree that papa doc doesn’t know what’s going on.  people have been underestimating this guym while he is not very high on the IQ scale, but he is very fluent in Chicago mob politics and he is a committed anti-Republic idealogue; hence all the scandals

      • K-Bob

        publius69 K-Bob  
        I only meant that barack is not a tech guy.  He wouldn’t know the difference between the NSA and the CIA if you spelled it out in crayon.  That doesn’t matter.  He’s simply green-lighted every totalitarian scheme anyone can dream up, to make sure he remains in control.  Unlike previous Presidents, he is completely willing to go out and read a freshly-minted lie right off the teleprompter to support whatever nastiness any agency gets up to.
        He’s not a mastermind, he’s just the unassailable man-child that cannot be brought down, no matter how bad things have gotten.  It’s that aspect of his Presidency that he can use to cover for the worst sorts of evil being done in the name of “security”.  No other President could get away with this.  Not one.

  • DHardy

    Mike Rodgers appears to be one nasty liberal Nazi

    • badbadlibs

      DHardy I read one of the greatest lines ever on another board written by a poster:
      “If we can put a robot on Mars to see if there is intelligent life, why can’t we put one in Washington D.C. to do the same?”

      • The Sentinel

        badbadlibs DHardy 
        Brilliant.

  • tinlizzieowner

    ” Mike Rogers says that Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald doesn’t have a clue how these programs really work”.
    So, this guy who has worked on the inside ‘is clueless’ and you know everything, Rogers? Have I got that right?

  • I listen to Rogers and Feinstein on this…They are defending the policy THEY know…they do not know what Obama is doing with the policy they are defending…I’m confident of this.  They sounded like Pollyannas or parrots. 
    I would have like to tell them both…you are discussing a program that requires 1000% trust in our government…Obama is untrustworthy…the IRS scandal alone glaringly highlights that.
    Knowledge is power and power in the wrong hands is dangerous!

  • Pyrran

    Not buying it, Mike.  I guess you knew all about this and decided it was ok, huh?  Now you saying again, “Believe me because I’m in Congress”.  In a word, nope.

  • JohnCraven

    The other day,  I think it was Rush who likened the drones of the Nero Obama regime to the Borg of Jean Luc-Picard’s Star Trek tv series.
    If it was Rush, I think Rush was dead on the money with that.  Probably others have made similar comments.
    The Nero Obama apparatus is – for all intents and purposes – a Borg Collective – “In their collective state, the Borg are utterly without mercy; driven by one will alone: the will to conquer.  They are beyond redemption, beyond reason.” – Jean-Luc Picard,  quoted by Kathryn Janeway (http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Voyager: “http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Scorpion_(episode)”). http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Borg_Collective
    The Borg are basically Identity Theives and, by analogy, Nero Obama is the Borg Queen – the Identity-Thief-In-Chief, who controls every aspect of Borg – Obama drones – existence for which “resistence is futile” as we have heard in the Borg episodes on Star Trek even though The Enterprise seems to always manage to resist assimilation into the Unimatrix of the Borg collective.  It’s kind of analogous to the English Defence League’s resistence to submission to the imposition of Sharia law on England by the lards – yes, I meant lards – and ladies in Parliament as appeasement to Islam.
    The NSA, IRS, EPA, State Department, Benghazi, Verizon scandals, et al., all taken together would serve to make everything appear to be the case that “resistence is futile.”  And if we listen to Rogers and FrankenFeinstein, as Levin calls her, then resistence is futile without a miracle.  Nevertheless as a free people we must resist the mercilessness of the Borg Collective that has become our government and its Borg Queen, the Identity-Thief-In-Chief, Nero Obama.
    John Craven – New Orleans

    • deTocqueville1

      JohnCraven How about 1984 and the screens which watched and listened?

      • JohnCraven

        That would work too, but with the new Star Trek movie out featuring the latest reworking of Khan (Wrath of Khan with Ricardo Montalban was the best), the Star Trek analogy seemed to be more current.  And the Nero Obama drones do function as a BORG collective – BORG being an acronym for let’s say Barack Obama Re-education Gulag.
        Now, if you remember your BORG history on Star Trek, the BORG Seven was played by the actress who was married to a Republican congressman from Illinois who ran for the US Senate but who somehow managed to get outed in a sexcapade with his wife at strip clubs and it was none other than Nero Obama who won the US Senate seat that year.  Imagine that! What a coincidence.  Now I could be wrong about that but I think that is what happened.  Please correct me if I am wrong about it.
        I think the actress who played Seven turned out to be a big time Obama supporter afterall but I could be wrong.
        In any event, I think with the IRS producing its own Star Trek parody at our expense, using the BORG was more apropos but “screens which watched and listened” is interesting too.  Could be a scandal there.  Through a “Prism” darkly, you might say.
        Wouldn’t Hillary make a great evil old twin BORG for the original Seven – call her Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven.
        John Craven – New Orleans

    • publius69

      JohnCraven  so true and you can throw in the muslim infiltrators as par of the Collective as they are mindless, monomaniacal beings

  • Leel004

    In the event that Mr. Rogers and or Mr. Krauthammer read these comments….are you sure you want to say there is harm in having the gov snoop, due to ‘we are not terroritsts”….remember when prolifers were put on the watch list, and the vets were put on the terror lists, but NOT Muslim Brotherhood….so do you STILL say not to worry, it is only for terrorists.  This gov does not define terrorist as the common Americnn

  • yazz55

    The tone of the known politician commentary indicates to me that they’re quite paranoid about this latest leak.  They need to cap it off asap, by whatever means it takes.  Rogers tv interview here is more like doubletalk in triplicate.  My perspective is that the proletariat believes their own rhetoric, that the killing of BinLadin means that Alqueda is dead or dying.  Accordingly, their is no reason to pursue any sort of muslim terrorists.  But SHHHHHH! don’t tell ’em about the Boston bombings.

    That leaves domestic politics as the real agenda behind the agencies spying on the domestic population.  They need to identify and defeat any potential political opposition.  So, if you still “cling” to a bible and a gun, you are the intended target.

    • deTocqueville1

      yazz55 Exactly. These bast%rds know very well what is going on and are complicit in the invasiveness. Mark levin has calld this SOB out before. Two sides of the same coin. And, incidentally, the Bush’s  heve been involved from day one. Rememebr Bush 41 cut his teeth as CIA Director.

    • strangernfiction

      yazz55 Anyone that wants to live free is an enemy of the ruling class. Otherwise known as Hobbits, knuckle draggers, wacko birds, paleo cons….

  • ConservativeFromHell

    Sad to say that my congressman has now sided with Big Brother government.  He WILL be primaried in 2014 and, hopefully, he will lose.

  • MiltonBassHayek

    Yeah! Go to the government and tell on the government. That will work out swimmingly. Screw them all. It’s time to collapse this monstrosity and start over. Thank God for Whistle blowers!

  • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

    Not only is that guy safe in Hong Kong, he’s a gold mine for the Chinese.

  • ConservativeFromHell

    I honestly believe there is some good coming out of all these scandals.  For instance, Mike Rogers has finally been exposed as a Big Brother/Big Government Republican instead of the constitutional conservative he has pretended to be when he visits local Tea Party groups.  The same story is playing out all over the country.  If your congressman or Senator favors the abolishment of the 4th amendment in order to “protect the American people” he or she might be a Big Brother Republican.
    The IRS scandal has now reignited the Fair Tax debate which would abolish the IRS once and for all.  That’s a real good thing.  The AP and Fox News spying scandals have finally got the attention of the media who have been asleep for 6 six while Nero-Obama fiddled and the Constitution burned.
    Membership in Tea Party groups and the NRA is blossoming as each new scandal grows.  That’s fun to watch!
    These can be great times if we capitalize upon the crisis in the same way that the progressives have been doing for years.  Let’s head into the 2014 midterms with true conservatives on the ballot everywhere and let’s take back our country!

    • bfunk

      ConservativeFromHell It’s funny you should mention it. I just heard from one of my friends at the local gun dealership that NRA membership in the area has more than tripled since the beginning of the year! Amazing. It’s finally coming out for people to see that it’s DC vs the rest of America.

  • texasadprint

    Its these republicans & demo-RATS that are dangerous.Mike Rogers is a FRAUD! Its these politicians that need to be tried
    for treason.

    • bfunk

      texasadprint My thoughts exactly.

  • NJK

    Mike Rogers is the cluless one. He is the one who dosn’t think we’re infiltrated with the MB. He’s not fit to be where he is. How is it after everything Zero has done , he doesn’t see it, or does he?

  • BS61

    I used to really like him, but I wrote to tell him, this is Wrong!

  • RReaganRepublic

    Hmmm..  Is this the same Rep Mike Rogers, who with his crony RINO pals McCain,Graham, and Boehner, viciously vitriolically attacked Rep Michele Bachmann, who was on the House Intelligence committee, for rightly pointing out that in investigation was needed into US National Security risk of Sec Hillary Clinton’s personal adviser and deputy assistant, Huma Abedin, and her direct family connection to the Muslim Brotherhood, that which she gave the Muslim Brotherhood access and influence in US National State Dept policy, instituting an anti-Israeli / pro-Islamic Muslim Arab govt middle east policy.
    Oh, it’s that Rep Rogers..  Rogers needs to look in the mirror the next time he has a sudden case of self-righteous indignation..