Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Real ID?


The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on "Will REAL ID Actually Make Us Safer? An Examination of Privacy and Civil Liberties Concerns" for Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

By order of the Chairman

Revised Witness List

Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on “Will REAL ID Actually Make Us Safer? An Examination of Privacy and Civil Liberties Concerns”

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226

10:00 a.m.

Allen Gilbert
Executive Director
The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont
Montpelier, VT

Jim Harper
Information Policy Studies
CATO Institute
Washington, DC

Dr. James Carafano
Assistant Director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies
Senior Research Fellow, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies
Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC

Bruce Schneier
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
BT Counterpane
Minneapolis, MN

Janice Kephart
9/11 Security Solutions, LLC
Alexandria, VA

The committee hearing can be seen at the Judiciary Committee Site by clicking on the 'webcast' feature.

This issue is extremely important as it would effect our Civil Liberties and cost the taxpayers a small fortune to implement.

Senator Patrick Leahy will chair the hearing.


DEN said...

Well the hearing was a hoot, I don't think Leahy liked the ID thing very much which is good, hope the Senate can keep the unfunded Federal mandate of a National ID, off the table.

DEN said...

Tony(the turd)Snow is back on the job of Misinformation Minister:

JENNIFER LOVEN | AP | May 8, 2007 03:08 PM EST
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WASHINGTON — The Bush administration and Kansas' governor started Tuesday pointing fingers at each other over the response to last week's devastating tornado. By lunchtime, both sides had backed down.

With President Bush set to travel to now-razed Greensburg, Kan., on Wednesday to view the destruction wrought by Friday's 205 mph twister, Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she planned to talk with him about her contention that National Guard deployments to Iraq hampered the disaster response.

"I don't think there is any question if you are missing trucks, Humvees and helicopters that the response is going to be slower," she said Monday. "The real victims here will be the residents of Greensburg, because the recovery will be at a slower pace."

Sebelius said that with other states facing similar limitations, "stuff that we would have borrowed is gone."

White House press secretary Tony Snow fought back aggressively.


There is not one ounce of compassion in the Mis-Administration of the Neo-Fascist regime.

Makes you proud to be an American......NOT!!

David B. Benson said...

I'm verrry busy so far this week...

DEN said...

Doc, so, apparently is everyone else.

Me too.

º¿carol said...

I'm here, keeping up, but I don't have much to say. As usual. You never know what I might come up with later though.

micki said...

Just back from Canada. Found out firsthand, once again, that they really do despise bush up there.

In fact, one fellow said that less than 10% of Canadians even "sort of" like bush and said Canadians never trust "gunslinging cowboys who take the law into their own hands." "And all that security nuttiness!"

Sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes one becomes president.

micki said...

Bill just brought in the snail mail.

Carey's postcard informs that her computer is down; doesn't know when it'll be fixed.

So. That explains her absence!

micki said...

Oh, BTW, the Canadians absolutely loved that the Queen was so, very, very polite but had absolutely nothing good to say about her host, GWB.

In fact, they laughed at how she basically told him, between the lines, that he just wasn't up to handling the challenges of today's world!

Pretty bad when the Queen of England "politely" informs her host that he's not in the same league as previous presidents.

DEN said...

No worries Carol, drop in whenever.

Micki, I used to go fishing in Canada,(Manitoba) that was fun, pretty rural there, yummy Jacks and Pickerel. Laid back compared to the US.

Carey's dilemma with the computer leaves me helpless to help.
Pretty hard to fix by postcard.

micki said...

You never know what I might come up with later though.

Make my day! ;-)

•¿•arol said...

I'm here, but I'm hitting the shower in a second. We finally, at long last, had a hot day here in Michigan. I'm a sweaty mess. I just burned all the trash and that was hot work. MY FIRST BONFIRE! Except I didn't put any logs on. Just the trash.

Later then....xoxox

º¿carol said...

I'm clean again. Had to go sit out on the patio to cool off after the shower.

Been doing some posting on the Lansing paper. I'm getting into reading the comments posted on just about every kind of article. What I've noticed is how vindictive people are. Every story about a local that gets in trouble be it DUI or whatever, everyone that posts wants the worst punishment for them. It's all I can do to keep my fingers still. Phew.

It's only confirming my already considerable opinion about my fellow human beings.

Made a friend there. Sort of. The guy said he went and looked up all my posts. Made my day!

Now I have to make my daughter's birthday card. Crap. Thought I had a couple more days to procrastinate, but we're going to have to see her tomorrow because they're going on vacation for a week starting Friday. Guess who has to go to their house to take care of their dogs three times a day. FOR 8 DAYS STRAIGHT! Guess where I'll be spending the night, too! No satellite, no fast internet. I'll be roughing it!

Later guys........§º¿º§

Alan said...

I missed most of it, but... on Boston Legal, Alan Shore represented a person tortured at Gitmo. 'Twasn't as good as some of his interesting rants, but it wasn't a trial either, just a motion to dismiss that he fought off (his client was suing the government). Maybe they'll cover the 'trial' later.

Alan said...

Star-uhmm, Sin Trek