Friday, May 29, 2009

It Was Nice While it Lasted

The internet, that is. The great national fresh start, Barack Dubya Obama, moves to extend the federal death grip yet further:
President Obama is expected to announce Friday the creation of the position of cyber czar, a person who will coordinate the nation's efforts to protect government and private computer systems from hackers, criminal gangs, terrorists and spies, people familiar with the plan said Thursday.

The czar will report to both the national security adviser and the head of the National Economic Council, the sources said.

Obama will not name anyone Friday to the post because the selection process is ongoing, they said.

In addition, the White House will release a 40-page report that sets broad goals for combating cyber intrusions, but does not spell out in detail how to do so, said the sources, who would not agree to be identified because the report has not been released.

Shortly after taking office, Obama ordered a 60-day review intended to ensure the federal government's cyber initiatives were "appropriately integrated, resourced and coordinated with Congress and the private sector."
So, now "private computer systems" -- including the one I'm currently sitting in front of, no doubt -- will be protected from "terrorists and spies." How long before we'll have to get groped by some federalista swine before approaching a keyboard?

C'mon, partisan Democrats, I'm challenging you. Be honest. Pretend that the players' names have been redacted from the news you get and tell me, with a straight face, that you can tell the difference between the rule of the current God-Emperor and the rule of the previous Deciderer.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Well said, Jim! God help us whenever the government says it's going to "protect" us.