Your Friendly Neighborhood Wiretap Man

I already posted my thoughts on warrantless wiretapping over a year and a half ago, back when it was still illegal. Remember when I made long-winded posts like that? I think we can all agree that our lives are far richer with my more limited posting regimen.

Still, it’s an issue I’m deeply concerned with. I don’t want to repeat what I said oh those many months ago, but it’s hard not to. Anyone who’s willing to give up a good chunk of their freedoms to feel a little bit safer against an unlikely threat is an asshole. Those “if you’re not doing anything wrong, what are you complaining about?” assholes are the worst.

I’m obviously not plotting the end of the world when I take a shit, but that doesn’t mean I’m cool shitting in full view of the feds. I’m a very private person. I don’t like it when my friends learn about my weekend plans that don’t involve them, so you can imagine my consternation at a government that insists on tracking my every dorky move across our fair continent.

The insanely retarded Protect America Act is supposed to sunset in six months. If it doesn’t, the ghost of Thomas Jefferson should stick things in all of our butts as we sleep.

Anyway, others have covered this topic far more eloquently than I. Like Ben.

Next Week:
Recalls from China (Non-PC Version: Recalls from Ching Chong China)

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