Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cash for Clunkers: Don't do it! It's a plot!


(i knew it! big brother is watching me!)


Cue the Twilight Zone music ...
Go to grainy black and white ...
Enter a shadowy figure in a black suit and hat ...

The end is near. The signs are everywhere. Thank God we have Glenn Beck to enlighten us.

Last night he exposed the latest nefarious plot of the Socialist Muslim Underground Obama administration: Cash for Clunkers will take over your computer. Forever.

Here is a link that explains what Beck has discovered.

Here is a quick explanation in case you don't want to follow the link. (I don't blame you. A single link could take over your computer. Forever.)

Beck logs into the dealer section of the Cash for Clunkers website. He makes a big point of using someone else's computer because "I wouldn't do this on mine" - and by the way, "Do not try this at home."

Ok, so here Glenn goes, into the dealer website. Except, oops, it won't open for him. But take his word for it, here is a disclaimer that he found on the website:

"When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a federal computer system and it is property of the United States government. Any and all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.’”

Weird, right? Scary. Strange.

Is it true? I have no idea. Is it a hoax? I certainly hope so. I haven't been able to find any news coverage of it so far this morning.

If it really is a government disclaimer, then the Obama administration has a lot to learn. You do NOT have to notify people that you are taking over their computers, intercepting emails, or tapping into phone calls. Just do it, for Pete's sake.

If you need to, you can always pass a patriotic-sounding law or get some lawyers to write briefs justifying your position or send your vice president on a fence-mending tour.

Meanwhile, let's all sit down for a beer together. Might as well. The end is near.

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3 comments:

  1. Wonder what Beck is hiding on his hard drive? hehe

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  2. Funny you're bringing this up. I just wrote my last post on your computer. Hope you don't mind. By the way, I found your system riddled with encoded FBI messages. You really should have that checked out.

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  3. Bruce, that totally explains why my browser keeps re-directing me to ESPN.com! haha

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