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May 19, 2006

Phone Taps: Paranoia Sweeps Nation

For those of you who think that perhaps the MSM is losing its hold on Americans, consider the findings of this recent poll:

One in four Americans think it is likely that the government has listened to their phone calls, according to a CNN poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation.

That's right: 25% of those polled think that the president and his administration are concerned about which movie you and your friends are planning to see tonight, as well as which restaurants you're calling for takeout and how much weight you've gained recently.

A couple of reminders: Those phonecalls that were listened in on were phonecalls made to or by people with known al-Quaeda connections. So unless your grandmother is an Uzi-toting al-Quaeda sympathizer, you most likely don't have anything to worry about. Unless, of course, you've been using the phone to complain about having Chimpy McBushitler in the White House. We all know how many people have been tossed into the gulag for that! (Er, how many again?)

The recent story about collecting phone records in order to look for calling patterns, which has been neither affirmed nor denied by the government, makes me want to laugh. People are worried about steps being taken to ensure that another terrorist attack doesn't take place, but they don't seem to mind that their phone numbers, addresses, and shopping habits are constantly being traded and sold by catalogs and other retailers who are dying to get you onto their mailing lists. They also don't seem to mind that CNN and other pollsters have access to their phone numbers in order to call them during dinner to ask their opinion on what they like to call "domestic spying."

Here's a poll question I'd like to see: Are you worried that someone is leaking information to the press that is hampering our government's ability to protect us from another terrorist attack?

Don't hold your breath.

The government wants to know: are you having
General Tso's Chicken or pizza tonight?

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Posted by Pam Meister at 09:42 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0) | MSM

Actually, Echelon listens to our calls for key words, and has been since its inception by the CLINTON Administration.

And yes, the traitorous press and their leakers need to be brought up on charges.

Posted by: jimmyb at May 19, 2006 10:28 PM

I knew about the NSA and key-words on international phone calls 20+ years ago. Since I don't make international phone calls to anyone of the Islamist vein, I don't have much to worry about.

All of this currently rates about a 3 on the 1 to 10 scale. If we get Hillary and a Democrat Congress, it will rise to a 6 or 7. I don't think I have to explain why.

Posted by: joe-6-pack at May 22, 2006 01:52 PM
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