Geoffrey Long
Tip of the Quill: Archives
No funding for TIA.

Awesome. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted to block funding for the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness project. It's not dead yet – the project is only being financially blocked until the Pentagon "explains the program and assesses its impact on civil liberties" – but it's nice to know that at least some people in Washington are standing up against this post-9/11 civil liberties bonfire.

Related joke: the Total Information Awareness project was originally known as the Total Knowledge Awareness project, until someone pointed out that the President kept referring to it excitedly as the T N' A project. Ba-doom-boom. Thank you, thank you, I'm here all week. The 7 o'clock show is completely different from the 9 o'clock show.

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