Studs Terkel: 94 and STILL Kicking Ass

“Idiocy is part of the administration’s work.”

The Sun-Times reports that living legend Studs Terkel has joined a lawsuit against AT&T in an attempt to end their practice of supplying the government with your phone records. The suit is being brought by the Illinois ACLU and several other Chicagoans, including “Illinois House majority leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago), Rabbi Gary Gerson of Oak Park Temple, Loyola University law professor Diane Geraghty, former Chicago corporation counsel James Montgomery, and former American Public Health Association president Dr. Quinten Young.”

“This is the kind of insidious, coercive relationship we’ve seen before in our history,” said ACLU legal director Harvey Grossman. “These are ominous times.”

“Terkel, 94, derided AT&T brass as “toadies.”

“Anything the corporate boys do these days does not astonish me,” Terkel said.

Terkel also chided the Bush administration for invading Americans’ privacy.

“Somehow, idiocy is part of the administration’s work. Along with that is an arrogance and a vulgarity that is unprecedented,” he said.”

Studs Terkel, STILL not afraid to stick it to the muthafuckin’ man! Go Studs!

1 Comment so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 11:31 am

    You have to love Studs!

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