-you'd admit that the entire point of that post was to try and indicate that people shouldn't be talking about the NSA because its an old story.
Lot of dumb things said around here, but that is exceptional dumbness.
The point, which is what you heard whizzing past your head, is that dozens of posts a day here about what the problems are without any hint of solutions has turned the place into a Complaint Box and a Conspiracy Theorist's Wet Dream.
"The government overreaches if not carefully watched?! OMG! Who could ever have predicted that!?"
Since you missed it the first time, read it again...
I love all the folks these days who either are kids just now discovering, "The Man", or are oldsters who didn't believe us when we discovered him in the '60's and are now radicalized converts trying to evangelize everyone else.
We've known about Project Ajax since that time, about the military-industrial complex since Ike, and about the joy of some rwingers when JFK, RFK, and MLK were shot down in cold blood a few years apart when I was a teen.
We've known about the collusion of Big Bidness 1 Percenters and government subverting the rights of the average citizen forever... FDR taming them somewhat, as did JFK and LBJ... and about Ronald Ray-Gun ZAP! making the GOP their Party.
So, please forgive me for not wetting myself every other day over this fantastic "new" understanding some folks have.
Comparatively speaking, as that is all we can do in the real world of the alternatives we have, I have little empathy for thumb-sucking crybabies who whine about the candidates they have to choose from (because they are not willing to go out and do the hard werk of grooming better ones) or the fact that government will ALWAYS overreach if you let them, no matter who is in charge.
One party has always been better in handling these systemic problems than the other, if far from perfect, so the idea that we should make "the parties the same" in this or many other examples, is merely being a fool for a meme created by the GOP to spread apathy and dissolution.
If you think that Mitt Romney and the GOP would have reacted anything but much worse to these problems, if not celebrated in helping create them... then I have some swamp land down here in FL in which you might be interested.