Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Domestic Spying
I always feel that somebody's watchin' me
And I have no privacy
- Rockwell
Well the reich wing wants investigated who was the individual who leaked the TOP SECRET, CLASSIFIED information that the government is "intercepting" the phone calls of American citizens. Today I heard them describe this "leaking" as treasonous and that the leaker should so be charged (never mind that they leaked Valerie Plame's name to the press. She was a CIA covert operative, but THAT'S not treason. No.) Apparently, this information was super-ultra top secret and now the country is in jeopardy cuz we all (including those pesky terrorists) know that our phone calls are being listened in on.
Well my answer to this is simply... NO SHIT!! Even BEFORE this little tidbit of information was leaked to the press, who DIDN'T know that the government was listening to our phone calls? Now we simply have confirmation.
Back when I was in high school and later college, everyone knew that if you were gonna call your marijuana dealer, you had to speak in code. EVERYONE knew this. And why the code when trying to score a mega-illegal dime bag?? Cuz THE GOVERNMENT MONITORS PHONE CALLS! And this was WAAAAAAAY back in the early to mid 90's. I have been well aware of this fact for almost 15 years or so. It's absurd to think that every stoned college student is aware of this fact but sophisticated terrorist organizations, able to plan huge attacks and construct massive car bombs, are completely ignorant of it. Please. Any terrorist "cell" operating within our borders is more than aware that the PHONES are not safe ways of relaying information. Which is precisely why they use the INTERNET. Stop allowing these inane reich-wing LIARS and SPIN DOCTORS to fool you into believing that Al-Qaida SUDDENLY discovered the phones are tapped as a result of the New York Times article.
People need to stop acting astonished when they learn of the domestic spying program. That's not the news story. It's the fact that Bu$h is so CONCEITED, completely unconcerned about prosecution and continually BRAGGING about this illegal activity that is the news story, NOT the spying itself.