Saturday, July 11, 2009

Somebody's watching me

(if nobody's watching me, how come these cameras are EVERYwhere??)

Somebody's watching me. I know it.

Here is my evidence:

1. Many of my favorite blogs contain a little thingy on the side that says, "Frisco Texas arrived at X:00 p.m." ...

2. When I go to Blog Catalog, each section I visit shows my little icon for the world to see. "Lesleymo has been here. You just missed her. Try Facebook, she's always there" ...

And 3. All of my online identities are now very much entangled. I'm on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Flickr. Anyone with a few hours to spare could find out that I am actually a gorgeous 22-year-old pretending to be a boring Baby Boomer.

Not to mention 4. Anyone with a basic Spy Kit from Toys R Us could also listen to my phone conversations, except that the only person I talk to is my 2-year-old grandbaby. She is part of my Baby Boomer cover.

So who is watching me? The CIA, of course.

There is a lot of hubbub right now over the Bush administration's top secret surveillance program, which the AP reports "was more far-reaching than imagined and was largely concealed from congressional overseers."

According to the AP story:
"The program included the wiretapping of American phone and computer lines and was intended to detect communications from the al-Qaida terrorist network." ... "most of the information gathered under the wider program ultimately did not have any connection to terrorism."

Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden has angrily refuted the implication that the CIA kept Congress in the dark. He insists that he had briefings with top members of Congress, and that he clearly spelled out exactly what was going on.

"One of the points I had in every one of the briefings was to make sure they understood the scope of our activity 'They've got to know this is bigger than a bread box,' I said," said Hayden.

Oh... yes, that explains it. Bigger than a bread box. Thank you for that clear and specific explanation.

Maybe I'm just being paranoid.

Silly me.



  1. Nice post... here in Chicago we have those damn cameras all over the city to issue people tickets for "running red lights".
    The internet tracks everything we do while surfing the net.
    And as for Michael Hayden, that guy doesn't even know what the 4th Ammendment to the United States Constitution states.
    He butchered that one three or four years ago when questioned by a reporter at a press conference.
    Alex Jones' "Terrorstorm" has it all on DVD. It's sad really when you think about it. Elected officials and people appointed to important positions in our government don't even know the Constitution.

  2. I just keep thinking of 1984 by Orwell. Hubby says if you're not doing anything wrong, why care who's watching? I don't know why, but I do care! Gives me the heebie jeebies... Now, I'm going to be leary of bread boxes!

  3. Lesley, I can't help but think of that expression, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean the world isn't out to get you. I try not to get to wound up because if I do it is very easy to start my own conspiracy theory but alas I'll leave that to the government.....LOL, Hopefully Big Brother isn't watching, wink, wink!

  4. I have family that has worked for the CIA and Secret Service. My dad was a chemical engineer for the Pentagon under Lyndon Johnson. There are things our government does that should not be revealed. They are not meant for political games. They are used to protect us from some very dangerous people. The jobs they do are very dangerous. From Valerie Plame to wire taps, politicians needs to quit making this a political game because they do not like someone. If someone listens to my phone call, fine. I am not doing anything illegal and I will probably never know about it. These are not agencies that are going to publish what they hear on the internet. The wire taps are a fishing game to catch terrorists. Cast a broad net and hope something turns up. It is equivalent of us going through security at the airport.