Saturday, February 11, 2006

What The Democrats Claim The NSA Is Doing

“If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.” ~ George W. Bush

The Following is the second installment of a three part series of vignettes depicting -- 1. What the NSA is doing; 2. What the Democrats claim the NSA is doing; and 3. What the Democrats apparently want the NSA to do. If you haven't read the 1st scenario yet, read the previous post first. Tomorrow I will post the third in the series.

Scenario 2. Same scene. Same three men as before.

An alarm sounds.

Harry throws the switch and puts his ear phones on, and listens in. In a few seconds, he looks up at Tom and Dick., with a quizzical look on his face.
Harry: What am I to make of this?

(He reaches over and flips another switch, and the sound of a telephone conversation fills the cubicle.)

Voice on phone: Hello, Richard?

Richard’s voice: Hi, Jack. Listen. I saw the way you were looking at my woman last night. What’s up with that? You hittin’ my squeeze?

Dick, (reaching over and squelching the speaker phone): That’s nothing to worry about.. The computer picked it up because the guy said “Hi, Jack” You can get off now.

Tom: Wait a minute. (he switches the speaker back on) I want to hear if they’re going to fight.

(As soon as he says that, another alarm sounds.)

Dick: Here, Harry try this one.

(Harry switches on another switch and listens in.)

Harry: Oh, this is just two teenage girls talking about the prom.

Dick: Put it on speaker. You never can tell.

Voice on phone: Oh Gawd, Jeremy is just awwwwwwesome!

Other voice: He is, Rachel, but Chris is the bomb!

Dick: OK, that’s enough. Turn it off.

Harry. Wait a minute. I want to hear who Rachel’s going to the prom with.

All three: Ha ha ha ha!



Timothy said...

Just some thoughts... I think those who worry about being tapped are worried because of their own delusional self importance, or they are guilty of something. I never worry about my phones being tapped because those listening in would get bored quick enough. I don't have THAT much to hide! :) (Makes you wonder about how much I do...) But the point is that only if you have something to hide, do you have something to worry about.
Just some thoughts.

rusty shakelford said...

I dont think the computers listen and decide which calls to tap. I remember someone saying all the numbers are pulled off of the laptop computers we seize and other intel. gained on the ground. From there the NSA just watches the swithes until a call is routed to the number of the terrorist.

Gayle said...

Hello Mark. Sorry I haven't visited often. I have a very bad cold.

I agree 1000% with Timothy. In other words, if you ain't got nothin' to hide, why worry? If they want to listen in on my phone calls about what we will be having for the Church dinner, then let them. Most of my phone calls consists of women friends calling me anyway, and going on forever and ever about the same things and all I get to do is sit here and say "Yes, I know what you mean." "Uh huh. That's right."
"Mmmmmmm, that's too bad, sorry to hear that." In other words, I listen and they talk. And talk. And talk! That may sound unkind, but it is the honest truth, I swear.

So if the NSA can stand to listen to my phone conversations they have a world of patience and they are welcome to go for it! :)

Son of Lilith said...

The scary thing is that none of us know what really is going on behind closed doors. It is far too easy to lie, and as far as documentation goes...well, it would be a shame if an NSA official took some "documents" to Joe's Pub for happy hour, and "spilled" some vodka on them then "accidentally" dropped his cigarette on the pile of suddenly-flammable paper, wouldn't it?

By the way, I hear you're bad-mouthing ER on other blogs, blogs that he doesn't even read. Now I haven't seen this first-hand, and I wish not to rehash another argument or start another one, but I will say that's low Mark.

Real low.

Francis Lynn said...

I think the Dems would demand special prosecutor to see if the 3 girls were strip-searched & ask White House to turn over all videos related to the matter. Oh wait...that was the Clinton White House.

Fish said...

My brother's phone was tapped for about six months. He knew it because it was sloppy enough you could hear the click. His son was a career Marine and in a pretty sensative position and I suppose that had something to do with it. One day his son did call and as the click happened the Marine said "Dad, you're phone's tapped". My brother said, yeah, I know, it's been tapped about six months now. Within a couple of days they either got a much better tap or took that one off because he never heard the click again.

My brother didn't care at all. He thought it was funny someone was bothering.

rusty shakelford said...

fish, as a member of the military myself I would be very worried if my phone was tapped essentially if I hear the "click" we now live in a digital age where their are no more "clicks" if you do hear a click then go outside and look at the phone polls. Our government is not the only one that taps phones.