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House Speaker John Boehner today sided with President Obama, saying NSA leaker Edward Snowden is traitorous for leaking top-secret information and putting Americans in danger.

“He’s a traitor,” the Republican said in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk. It shows our adversaries what our capabilities are. And it’s a giant violation of the law.”

Boehner endorsed President Obama’s characterization of two government surveillance programs, which allow the NSA to spy on phone calls made in the U.S. as well as information on foreign suspects collected from major internet companies, ABC News reported.

“The president outlined last week that these were important national security programs to help keep Americans safe, and give us tools to fight the terrorist threat that we face,” Mr. Boehner said. “The president also outlined that there are appropriate safeguards in place to make sure that there’s no snooping, if you will, on Americans here at home.”

“I’ve been briefed on all of these programs,” he added. “There is no American whose going to be snooped on in any way unless they’re in contact with some terrorist around the world.”

“I believe that when you look at this program and what it does, you’ll find that we protect the privacy of the American people, while at the same time, giving us tools to keep Americans safe and to go after the terrorist,” he said.

Editor’s Note:

Edward Snowden was aware of an immoral and illegal program being carried out by the feds and saw himself as having no other option but to expose it. Yes, he violated orders to keep it secret, and he will be prosecuted for it.

The important thing is that Mr. Snowden refused to keep his head down and just “follow orders,” putting the rest of his life in jeopardy in order to confirm Americans’ belief that the government IS spying on us. We knew it all along, and now we have proof.

Boehner’s remarks make it official. There is no right or left anymore. Only right and wrong… and our government is on the wrong side of it.

19 thoughts on “John Boehner sides with Obama, calls Edward Snowden a ‘traitor’

  1. there has to be black mail involved. If the government has been listening to us for years, just think what dirt they have on Everyone. Government employees too.

  2. commenter side: If it wasn’t for Snowden, we wouldn’t have been informed. I think in the future that Bradley Manning and Snowden will be remembered as heros in the dark night of the soul of America.

  3. Considering a recent story by The Guardian profiling a former drone operator which listed statistics that a few hundred drone targets were simply listed by the CIA as “unknown extremists” with no known affiliation to al Qaeda, why would anyone believe Boehner’s assertion that innocent Americans are safe? Who gets to deem someone an extremist?

    And even if his words are true now–that innocent Americans aren’t snooped on–everything is in place. Put that power in the wrong hands, and suddenly innocence matters not. Slippery, slippery slope. (FYI, I don’t think Boehner’s words are true.)

    Agh.

  4. “We assure you, this information is not being used to spy on Americans”

    IRS: “We assure you, we are not targeting specific groups of Americans”

    IRS Later: “Ok, so we may have been targeting specific groups of Americans. We’re sorry. Our bad.”

  5. View full post on chicago o hare ufo
    It’s debatable whether space aliens exist. What’s certain is
    that there is an alien in our midst, and he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Not another crazy birther in our midst… My guess is
    you are just another right winger loser racist.

    Get a life loser!
    he meant illegal alien, moron
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    Chicago O Hare Ufo Schummy | August 24, 2010 |
    no comments CHICAGO O?HARE AIRPORT UFO SIGHTINGCHICAGO, IL Another UFO sighting has fueled speculation that we are not alone!

    Read More
    VF Daily wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptA
    if it is debatable aliens exist would mean that you doubt your own existance
    every cell phone has a camera now and yet there are no pictures or video of the ufo from the airport. It just fake , sorry E.T doesn’t exist
    they are coming…
    I say it wasn’t an UFO, but a couple of ex-governors.
    This Article is nice, but we have to study deep……..
    Why do all the alien or ET’s or ufo’s pics r never clear, always having some kind of gloomy gloomy picz, is that our techonology is not that advance to have a clear click of this ufo’s
    I want better pictures of the UFO.
    “i dont mean to be spacist, but mars blows…they found fossilized bacteria? …not only is it just bacteria, but we are late. I didnt know NASA was spending a squillion dollars for bacteria.” -Randy Kagan
    This seem very legit. I say that as a expert.

    I have had close encounters through out my life.
    .and this video shows speeds of which we cannot achieve.

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    days ago? Any positive?
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    lol the lastone…
    wtf is that it’s a bird you dumb piece of ….
    “WTF is this?”
    its all lies, the photo’s are photo shopped
    if your too dumb too tell
    OK I can clear all of this up very easily
    No it was not alien it was pheonix sperm. Now you will be able to set yourself alight,
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    Ok so I just watched the last one and almost shat myself in laughter too
    funny
    German Nazis UFO will be back soon.
    you go to native land U ASS impostor! ! !!!
    Eyyy, I want to download the second video!!! It’s absolutely perfect!!!! I really love it!!! It represents all the people who waited for the 141008 Ufo!!
    no. it is real video!!!!!!!!!
    Bird video was making fun of the first.
    that your problem. You mentally deranged? they go to your own country and remain there.
    lol anyone with eyes can see that that is a bird…. most likely a crow
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    i lold so hard at the last one
    but its clearly just making fun of the hole ufo thing or maybe he drank to much for to long
    HAHAHAH You must be kidding us with that second video-IT’S A BIRD,NOT UFO!
    !!
    Happy to see this, YourPost will be the bestin the world!

    !
    Everyone nowadays carries a cellphone with a camera.
    Yet no one thought of taking a picture?
    I first heard about a ufo flying over Ilinois ariport which I saw it on CNN
    it was on video.
    I thought wow.
    Neat little article about possibly the weirdest thing to ever happen in my hometown.
    I was in middle school at the time of the UFO sightings, and
    remember staying up late eyes glued to the skies for weeks, and never seeing
    a thing. My grandfather however worked for the state police
    and knew several of the police officers who were adamant that they
    had seen something they couldn’t explain. He also had a cousin who worked at the courthouse who also claimed that she had seen a UFO. From what I remember of her she was a very level-headed lady who worked as a clerk in county treasurer’s
    office. She was very much a deals-in-facts-and-numbers sort of person,
    not someone given to flights of fantasy. I’ve always hoped one day the whole mystery would be solved, and it’s nice to
    know the whole incident hasn’t been completely forgotten.
    One sentence about a prototype iPad and the rest of the article is trash, the whole thing is hearsay “oh we know someone who saw something” right, who doesn’t?

    I actually prefer that there are no pictures leaked.
    I thought the unveiling of the iPhone 4 would have been a little more spectacular had Jobs not
    had to say “So stop me if you’ve seen this before..”. Although, people did find
    that funny.
    It’s like a UFO sighting, wish there was a photo though!!!
    me thinks given the apparent rate of roll/banking, it looks exactly like an rc plane
    Well, It is clear enough to see any “Props” or propellers on it. Have not seen any jet powered RC aircraft around lately. i also have not seen any RC that has no vertical stabilizer, required on all aircraft except helicopters, for flight. Looks fairly authentic to me. been wrong before though.
    I’ve seen a triangle UFO before and this seems like it is very
    similar; obviously video quality is an issue, hard to pick up and
    focus on something moving quickly on a normal consumer cam but aside from
    what I assume is a focus issue (when it looks like you can see
    the top of it and it appears to be silver/grey) I can’t see anything that makes me believe this is fake.
    Ahhhh… So awesome !! So stoked that my bro is part of this epic trip!! Y’all fckin rock!

    ! Cheers!!
    UFOs and aliens often create a display (like a spiral over Norway
    or even crop circles) to draw attention to their presence without actually coming out in the open.
    They would prefer the governments of the world to announce their existence rather
    than do it themselves (mainly to avoid a panic). It is the US military/intelligence community that does not want the truth about advanced aliens
    visiting from outer space to be revealed, since that would undermine US military and economic dominance of
    the world. This elaborate coverup has been going
    on for almost 60 years. See ufocoverup.org for more
    info
    Cyberlocker (free and resumable)
    it would be great if someone could coach these actors to produce facial expressions that would support the
    science… it would make the show much more interactive allowing the viewer to join in on the hunt for
    clues…
    In the snapshots where the character Martin is compared to Richard Ramirez and Ted Bundy, what does their facial expressions mean?

    I would also like to know what kind of information the expressions of Bundy and Ramirez portrayed.

    The expressions of Bundy and Ramirez could be a “duping delight”- a sense of happiness that they are getting away
    with someone. Ironically, the pictures that
    they showed during the show was at their trials, so why would they be happy after being convicted?

    When one reads the Bible, a broken spirit
    and a contrite heart God will not despise. One must believe God is he, odd (John 8:24).
    Satan is him, even strange. The earthly church is described as a woman, her, she, women, daughters, wife.
    She gives birth to religion, (Exodus 34:15) a false god in
    the land (Leviticus 25:23). *Galatians 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which
    is the mother of us all.* Synagogue Jews choose virgin Mary as their
    idol, what is the difference between a statue and the golden calf?

    (Luke 15:30). The heart of man is desperately wicked, the world is afraid of truth!
    *Luke 2:51*
    i saw this strange light in iran, like this picture!
    !
    Cool! I never would have thought I could take my dog with me to this place.

    I know I’ve seen break dancing robots from Japan before. Isn’t it the least we should
    expect? Don’t they realize how cool a break dancing robot on the moon would be?.
    This has happened several times in many countriesobjects that at first sight would have you thinking you’re watching just balloons but under closer inspection reveal interesting characteristics as described in this article, just search
    on youtube “ufo fleets” or “ufo flotillas” and you will see several
    cases, some even at night, there’s a video particularly intriguing, recorded in Mexico, it shows an object releasing spheres, very, very interesting…
    THere are not 3.. but 4 UFOs in the pic
    The triangle coincidence depends on where the observer is standing. Viewed 50 miles away, they might appear to be in a line or in no particular arrangement whatsoever.
    Please take me away!
    Hard to tell what it is, we used to let helium balloons with tin foil go up. When it is bright and the sun is rather low above the horizon you get effects like this.
    JL is correct, there are actually 4 points of light in the pic. The 4th is to the left of the antenna. The points of light seem to be equidistant from each other. These points of light were not the ony things seen and filmed at the time. H.E. Miller, please keep your skepticism to yourself and open your eyes.
    “the two in the middle are in direct line with each other.”{
    god forbid that anyone should do anything other than to blindly accept that this is an alien invasion…skepticism bad…blind faith good!
    Ok i live in Rochester NY and my whole family saw EXACTLY the same kind of lights in the sky at sunset but i couldn’t tell you exactly what day.
    We made all kinds of comments about what they might be.
    …it was my 12 year old who said and i quote “better look around for the mother ship”
    Finally…I always knew this day would come.
    The years spent in solitude preparing, contemplating, devouring everything ever written about aliens,
    struggling to discern fact from fiction, the sit-ups
    and karate exercises, all that effort and
    energy spent gloriously validated. I was right.

    I WAS RIGHT!! AND I AM READY!!! BRING IT ON!
    !!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
    The video was of very poor quality, another consistency with alleged UFO sightings.
    I believe they are as the school claims them to be:
    Balloons. You can say what you want, but until the
    evidence is provided otherwise that it’s not (With today’s digital technology available to ordinary consumers).

    Read the REAL story at:
    if its a balloon why its visible both in us and china
    Please tell us the danger of UFO`s over NY or anywhere compared to
    the Aliens from over the border?
    Over 11 millions Aliens in America that dont not belong here andy
    its big news to see more of nothing that has never harmed America.

    TRUTH: Why is it that it’s always the guy with the wrong camecorder taking the shot. Com’n.
    …people it’s New York. There’s got to be a person with an Red One, DSLR .
    … something that can zoom all the way to it.
    From the video, the description in the story is BS. It wasn’t four UFO’s
    in a symmetrical formation. It was a cluster
    of white balloons, probably all set free at the same time.
    The picture above just happened to catch four in
    a “formation” which was merely chance.
    Hate to burst the UFO bubble (and I certainly think it is possible there
    are other life forms in the universe) but this was apparently
    12 shiny pearl colored balloons that escaped the hands of a woman with 4 dozen
    (then 3 dozen) for a surprise engagement party close to Manhattan.
    The wind carried them over the city…
    Hello Earthlings. We come in peace, as we have for thousands
    of years. Our interest in your planet is scientific research.
    We are preparing for contact with you soon. Please send your best representative,
    Kim Kardashian would do just fine
    They are clearly balloons. To see a few faint sunlit objects in the sky and immediately assume it’s otherworldly is grossly ignorant. I wish we weren’t alone as much
    as anyone, but we are. Grow up, this is NOT NEWS.
    In the 45min? nobody thought to whip out a set of binoculars and nobody owns a telescope in that city?

    I guess doing so would KILL the BUZZ? We are a spec of dust
    in the overall cosmos. Yes, other life exsists “out there”.
    . but odds are, they have no intention of booking
    a spot on Jerry Springer anytime soon…
    Oh, hey Roland. Just wanted to let you know youre a complete idiot.
    Grab something to measure those balloons instead of your shitty eye and youll see that they are in no way
    in any sort of pattern. They coincidentally appear to be in a crude triangular
    shape. Any jackass with a brain can deduce that. And every video Ive seen shows that
    they are moving. Soooooo yeah…. Try some real reporting and stop wasting our time
    with this garbage.
    I watched 2 of these in the eastern sky 2 weeks ago. I live near
    Charlotte. This was in the evening just as it got dark.
    There were 2 bright stars where there shouldn’t be any. Then I watched them just fade away. They never moved from their position.
    It takes a while for the sun to set on objects at high altitude. They are seen to just fade away.
    Hey tucker was just wondering where your from actually, be honest of course? If you have actually witness these U.F.O? (unidentified Flying object)
    Man we know how balloons look in the sky. Why every time its the same cover up.
    I and my friend,were at a park in Colorado Springs on Labor Day 09/06/10, where there is an annual balloon fest;there were no hot air balloons anywhere around that day.The event had been cancelled.
    I think the reason there are fewer reports of faerie sightings is more due to the fact that reporting a ghost sighting is more acceptable. Even among a group of open minded people discussing the paranormal I’ve gotten patronizing reactions and
    pats on the head if I even hint about my many experiences.
    Seeing little people from the garden is somehow crazier than little green men from space
    This object was seen from Sinai which is almost
    2200 KMs away. It is highly unlikely for a missile to
    be seen that far away so clearly. It may be man-made
    but it was not the Russian Topol ICBM.
    I don’t know what that was. More than likely man made.
    I am loving the boots and dress, i would rock that shit,
    I actually like this outfit.
    SHE IS A BAD BITCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lol Lol Lol, The best part of this picture is the Dick Rider caption……..He is indees a Dick Rider and she does indeed have a DICK!!!!!!!
    Really?
    Okay.
    And yeah I like the outfit too.
    Shades, not so much. Too ~edgy~ for my old arse.
    .. the oddest thing .. I saw this in bristol, ct on feb. 3rd .. a few of them.. no noise.. but they did blink out and on .. so I guessed they are helicopters?
    Thank you for the video. Follow up article with the video will be posted soon.
    Man…acid trips are rough, huh?
    Nice post, Brain.
    Thanks, I’ve only been using it a couple of months, but
    fell instantly in love. As you may know, it’s perfect for fiction (built for it really) this was another way of using it. I hope it didn’t come across
    as “the autobiographer’s program.” There was some assumption
    going in that most readers were familiar with Scrivener as
    they are a sponsor of NaNoWriMo.
    Great product promo. Can’t wait to check it out… if only I had time to write more!
    Well, it wasn’t originally intended as a promo. But after commencing
    writing it, I contacted them to see if I could offer a discount, so it worked out that way.
    Thanks!
    RELIGION & SCIENCE CONNECT!BIBLE CODE UNLOCKED!-According to
    the Bible the world has been created in six days,but according to the Science this process has taken billions of years.

    If we exclude the difference in time and we pay attention to the SEQUENCE,we will
    see that there is no contradiction between both,but only the question-why in
    the Bible things happened so fast?There is an answer
    and it`s in the Bible itself.Moses described the Creation from his own sight as
    an eyewitness.Where and when he saw It,how could he have
    seen something happen before his existence?Answer:For forty days he has
    been at the mount Sinai where he got information about the past,present
    and future.The Creation had been REcreated to him
    in six days there,he had seen how the already existing world
    had been made.The long process of evolution had been shown to him in the
    first six days and the SEVENTH day had been dedicated
    to human`s appearing.After that he had seen the difference between Adam`s origin and Eve`s one.

    Adam comes from the dirt in the process of evolution,but Eve comes from DNA material out his body,which marks another jump for the
    evolution or in other words-the missing section of the
    chain which Science is looking for.The Creation continue and The
    Next Jump Is Coming…2012 ?!
    If I contacted to You by mistake and this is the wrong address,
    please make sure that you send me the correct e-mail or You can send that to the people who are interested on the subject.

    (Wire Image/Media Outrage)
    What old man wouldn’t want to hang out with Hugh at the mansion?Wait a minute what young man wouldn’t want to hang out with Hugh at
    the mansion? I want too.
    As much shit as Bill talk about the progression of our people/youth, should have known he was blowing smoke
    up our asses about being a positive pillar in the community.
    SMDH
    Well if grandfathering is the reason they must have one hell of a lot of labels in some warehouse, because I’ve seen Champagne’on Barefoot’s label as recently as last week. The term is always modified (as above); the stuff is not called simply Champagne. Korbel does the same thingtheir labels read California Champagne.’
    Hey, I recognize that picture!
    I think most people are aware that Champagne is a region and therefore not applicable
    to all sparkling wines. I see that Barefoot actually has
    the California Sparkling designation on the label (although less prominent than the Champagne).
    So maybe they’re trying to wean their consumers off of that designation… maybe not. However, if drinking sparkling white zinfandel is what it takes to get some consumers to try wine… then I’m all for
    it.
    Those who pay $8 for a “California Champagne” may assume that it
    is not from the Champagne region (or from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and/or
    Pinot Meunier).
    Twitter Comment

    Twitter Comment

    Karen’s comment brings us full circle back to the discussion on whether or not Roederer went overboard protecting the Cristal trademark. Protect it or lose it. It is not unreasonable for interested parties to pursue litigation in order to protect a name.
    This article was just referenced by the Champagne Bureau Facebook page as proof that “…over 50% of the sparkling wine sold in the U.S. is improperly labeled as “Champagne?”
    Woah! I’m really loving the theme.
    were able to conveniently explain away some of our local UFO
    sightings. This one, however, had us scratching our
    Being an alien abductee since childhood myself, I always find such tales riveting.

    Truth be told, I’d never heard of the Wood-Wright case, but look forward to seeing the film when it’s released.

    Take care guys, for all you know you may have hybrid kids somewhere who might come
    pay you a visit someday.
    Veru nice post
    ET PHONES HOME!!
    Congratulations on two years of blogging. I am with you in your choice to include Sufjan Stevens to commence such a great event.

    Have you heard Damascus by Sufjan Stevens?
    Congrats on the two years.
    hi there, thank you so much for all your Sufjan posts !!! I have found some really great stuff
    here !!! THANKS !!
    Several UFO mentions here. I’ve pretty much never talked of possible UFO sightings I may have had. I was young, maybe 10ish. Everyone was asleep. I heard a slight strange sound outside and looked out the window. we were 2 -3 stories up. I saw something with many different color lights and an almost flat shape. It disappeared in seconds. Another time I saw a neon green glow zig zag and take off in the distance. My mother told me when I was an infant, during one trip her and my dad went on (with me) they were driving through the mountains (I believe it was West US). When they say they saw a UFO. I am more used to the Paranormal, ghost, spirits, angels, demons. My whole life I’ve been around those and
    have so many stories to tell. But, UFO’s. I find more difficult to comprehend, though the very knowledge of my soul tells me “you saw it, it exist”.
    OnlineRehabClinic.com also offers Dr. Dan on twitter as smartmedicine. Please let families know 90 days of rehab is available for only $399.
    I’ve got to hand it to you, you did a good job. The info is really appreciated.

    I saw something like that in Denver 2 years ago.
    It turned out to be a parachute troop that had flame packs
    on their backs.

      • If a frog had wings, it wouldn’t bump it’s tail when it hopped…
        and I would respect democrats. As it is, this frog doesn’t believe in ufo’s, conspiracy theories, democrats with common sense, or that if you kiss me…. I’ll turn into a Prince.

      • Perhaps LiTHium, mixed with kielbasa, would have been more palatable for our UFO friend ?

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  7. Dear SuperDuper aka Kenny the Cancer,
    Kielbasa is a Leprechaun word for Vampire. *Trust me* And stuff like this faux-botnet GENRE should be printed in the Voice and not on the venerable property of the hard-working Ms. Chasmar. It’s an affront. And given its verbosity and euphemistic style, it’s an oblivious personal one. BAD STYLING indicating POOR JUDGEMENT (But I’ll finish reading it seeing that Ms. Chasmar OK’d the slough-g.i.n.) *Boo*

    • Ok dork-boy…. whatever you say. You da man. How would Jessica do without your help and post-monitoring ? Weirdo ; /

  8. Too much narcissistic self promotion for just five bloggers. I’m taking my thesaurus and dictionary and going somewhere else !!! You all are missing the big picture, which is this :
    As the New Island is created, as we step, fresh-minted and fresh-minded onto its sacred shores, the old island is destroyed behind us… The old’s usefulness has been served. Now the old stage set is to be struck, the special effects lab shut down, the electricity extinguished…
    All the old effects of living on the nearby-in-time-departed island behind us, back at the bridge’s beginnings, are complete. With no further need or desire to sustain the old stories, that old world is veritably rolled up like a worn, treasured carpet.
    Allowed to be extinguished & then recycled–for we have no need to return back into that squalid past, however much we loved it despite all its flaws.
    Because your energies lie focused into the new direction. Into your footsteps–and your wing flights–you enter upon this vast New Island life–where, it’s true:
    you have no need for the past, successfully graduated from– because in advancing across the bridge to this New Island–you have moved into fuller use and possession of your true, honest senses.
    Please note: your old island past is NOT for you to willfully destroy– because in doing this, you would censor your abilities of awakening peace, which would tend to negate your crossing of any necessary bridge in the first place. Instead, honor with respect every place you have ever been.

  9. Granted Ignatius T. Justice aka Nude Mannequin but if Snowden does what I tell him he can be a Latin King in Puerto Rico and he can start killing people for real now to repent.

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