Tough day at work. Came home, had a couple drinks. Cruised the news. Got pissed. Pardon my rant . . .

Two news stories today illustrate how America is going to the dogs. Wait! I wish that were the case because dogs are good, loyal, and protect their territory and loved ones. So, instead, our country is going to hell.

1. Remember how Democrats used to support privacy? You know, like a woman’s privacy regarding her body? But, when it comes to our personal, private emails, to hell with that:

CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

Revised bill highlights

âś­ Grants warrantless access to Americans’ electronic correspondence to over 22 federal agencies. Only a subpoena is required, not a search warrant signed by a judge based on probable cause.

âś­ Permits state and local law enforcement to warrantlessly access Americans’ correspondence stored on systems not offered “to the public,” including university networks.

âś­ Authorizes any law enforcement agency to access accounts without a warrant — or subsequent court review — if they claim “emergency” situations exist.

âś­ Says providers “shall notify” law enforcement in advance of any plans to tell their customers that they’ve been the target of a warrant, order, or subpoena.

âś­ Delays notification of customers whose accounts have been accessed from 3 days to “10 business days.” This notification can be postponed by up to 360 days.

I’ve said it before but, Sen. Patrick Leahy is a piece of shit and contrary to the post before this, I must now say (again) that I am ashamed to be from Vermont. Alas, the majority of people (both born and from away) in this state are total a-holes for voting for Leahy again and again.

2. A third state - Illinois - is now moving to grant “illegals” driver’s licenses. Well, isn’t that special. From the Washington Times:

Top Illinois state officials said Tuesday they’ll push to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — a move backed also by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who for years stood as Democrats’ key impediment to pushing immigration in Congress.

State Senate President John Cullerton said he’ll try to pass a bill in the legislature’s veto session next week to remove restrictions on illegal immigrants getting licenses there, and Gov. Pat Quinn said he’ll sign it, if it reaches his desk. Both men are Democrats.

So, when these fucking illegals apply for a driver’s license and are asked for identification (as is the case in any state so that you can’t just obtain a pile of bogus licenses) and they don’t have any . . . The DMV will just, what? Say, “Never mind?” And not report an illegal to ICE or other law enforcement agencies? Heck, just give them the license.

And now, armed with a driver’s license, when pulled over by a cop for violating a traffic law, they will have a license to show the officer. Probably not registration or insurance card but what the hell, they have a license so the cop won’t suspect that they are an illegal and report them to . . . who?

We now know that most law enforcement has given up on dealing with illegals because ICE and other government agencies no longer care that these illegals are here in our country. If the feds don’t care, why should the average cop on the beat bother with it? I don’t blame them. After all, our piece-of-shit president wants to make them all legal and the Democrats can then make them voters?

And, as we read during the last couple of days, our fossilized Republican leaders are willing to cave on the issue to Democrats.

This country is fucked.

Buy guns and ammo and be prepared.