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Spy Agency Sought U.S. Call Records Before 9/11, Lawyers Say

June 30 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court.

The allegation is part of a court filing adding AT&T, the nation’s largest telephone company, as a defendant in a breach of privacy case filed earlier this month on behalf of Verizon Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. customers. The suit alleges that the three carriers, the NSA and President George W. Bush violated the Telecommunications Act of 1934 and the U.S. Constitution, and seeks money damages.

“The Bush Administration asserted this became necessary after 9/11,” plaintiff’s lawyer Carl Mayer said in a telephone interview. “This undermines that assertion.”

The lawsuit is related to an alleged NSA program to record and store data on calls placed by subscribers. More than 30 suits have been filed over claims that the carriers, the three biggest U.S. telephone companies, violated the privacy rights of their customers by cooperating with the NSA in an effort to track alleged terrorists.

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I watch a lot of TV

OK, at Bear/Tim ‘s request I am putting this up. It’s no secret that I luvz my TV, and this is my short list of shows that I have seen 50 – 100 % of. I’d like to say that I have seen 75% + of all these shows, but that’s just not the case.

But if you know me at all – you know I love the sitcoms. I will talk about sitcoms all day if given the chance…

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Bizzaro Protozoic

I was looking for an MP3 of “We are Machines” by Animals & Men and stumbled across this site.

Robots, comics, articles about conspiracies, the occult, physics, film, and Mary Timony….

It’s like our deformed blood-craving twin that we carry around in a basket.

Grue’s Essentials

I know this isn’t supposed to be a blog, but I can’t help but list my favorite classic hits…

1 – Screaming Jay Hawkins – I put a spell on you

2 – ? and the Mysterions – 96 Tears

3 – Del Shannon -Runaway

4 – Donovan – Wear your love like Heaven

5 – Supremes (really Freda Paine)- Band of Gold

6 – The Animals – House of the Rising Sun

7 – The Four Tops- Reach Out I’ll be there

Sting and the Kensucky Derby

Fuck you Sting. Fuck you and the horse you rode in on – literally.

As you may have heard, a long shot named Giacomo won this year’s Kentucky Derby at unheard of 50-1 odds. This was the second largest pay-out ever in Kentucky Derby history.

Normally, I am a big champion of the underdog. No one likes an upset more than me. But Giacomo’s win sucked for a number of reasons, and I blame Sting.

FYI: Giacomo is the name of Sting’s 9yr old son. The owner of the horse was a cofounder of A&M records and gave his thoroughbred the same stupid name Sting gave his stupid kid. Long story short, this horse should not even have been a contender in this race – let alone win the thing….

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Grue’s Lusty Lady Index

Let’s face it, whether you’re looking to assemble an elite gang of sexy diamond thieves or just want to start a go-go bar, you’re gonna need personnel: namely, chicks with rap sheets.

Thanks to the wonders of the one-stop, jerk-off shop we call the Internet, your HR problems are now a thing of the past!!

The proceeding hoosegow hotties come to us by way of internet personal ads. Maybe she made a few mistakes in the past, maybe she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, maybe if you ever meet in person she’ll kill you in your sleep and steal your stuff, but one thing is certain – these lusty ladies need some lovin’!!

I’ve already taken the liberty of forwarding Thom’s address info to these juicy jailbirds, but I just wanted to make everyone aware so there will be no surprises when we meet the next Mrs. Webb.

Let’s get retarded….

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An Impossible task…

I was going over some of my MP3’s and was wondering…. can any one of the regular readers of this site (all 5 of you..) come up with a top ten listening list?

I’m not asking you to rank your all-time favorite bands, but I’d sure like to know what everyone is in to right now.

I want your top-ten. It doesn’t have to be popular. It doesn’t have to be cool. Don’t try too hard. It can be as lame and stupid as you want.

I will go first. I’ve been listening to a bunch of Jap-Girl-Punk shit at work, but this is what dominates my leisure-time. (in no particular order)

  1. Beta Band – To you alone
  2. Afghan Whigs – Rebirth of the Cool
  3. Scarface – My Block
  4. God Lives Underwater – from your mouth
  5. Kimya Dawson – the beer
  6. Lambchop – Your fucking sunny day
  7. Mos Def – Umi Says
  8. Spooks – Thing’s I’ve Seen
  9. (50 Cent and the Game) Hate it orLove it
  10. Pogues? – Bottle of Smoke
  11. (I cheated) – Outkast – Roses

There are about a dozen more songs I want to name, but this is what I find myself listening to most often. If I wanted to be hip I’d pepper my picks with bands like ‘the pebbles’ and Watusi Zombie, but alas I am lame, and I just really want to know what everyone else is listening to.

The best song I have never heard of until today….

Dammit I think this song is so cool. ‘Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Summer Wine’

I heard this song on WPRB tonight and I can’t tell you how much I dig it.

Evan Dildo from the Lemonheads and some porn chick already covered it once. But I think it needs to be redone again.

A new cover of this song would be a big indie hit. Say Willie Nelson does the male vocals, and the chick from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s does the female part. It’d be fucking huge.

I’d provide a link to the MP3 if I could, but I can’t find a decent one. So go to your favorite P2P and get a copy of this song.

As a rule, I hate movies. But If I ever shot one, this would roll first over the closing credits.