Friday, March 17, 2017

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING AND LISTENING AND READING

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Now that we know about the wiretapping of Trump Tower by President Obama, it seems to be a perfect Friday for a



with this post I published on June 19, 2013. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING AND LISTENING AND READING has had 152 page views.

While you read, I'll get back to peering into my microwave to find the cameras. Thank God Kellyanne Conway warned me about them. No more heating up a snack while topless.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug



I've been hearing a lot about how the NSA, under the guise auspices of Homeland Security, has continued to read our email and listen in on our conversations – a practice begun during a previous administration, and because no one is minding the store, the shoplifting continues. I realize that this behavior annoys, pisses off, or even inflames some people.




But I read a very interesting article about how government spying on the American people averted a tragedy earlier this year when a couple of young men planned to plant some bombs at the finish line of the Boston marathon.

What's that you say? Huh? Those guys did that and didn't get caught till AFTER they killed and injured some people and caused all sorts of trouble? Oh, shit crap what the fuck my bad. Haven't watched the news since . . . I don't want to bring up that tragedy.

Well, since the covert actions continue, I want to volunteer to be of some assistance. I'm not very good at spying on people. I don't even make a good nosy neighbor. Sweet Young Allison was several months into her pregnancy before someone mentioned to me  I noticed she had a baby bump.

Because I'm not a good spy, then I want to volunteer to be spied on. If the government will concentrate on me, they can stop bothering some of the people who are upset about the whole schlemiel.

I don't mind at all if they watch me. They can put a nanny cam in my house.



The government can listen to me 24/7, including in my bedroom.



They can read my letters to my mother-in-law. They can read my email. They can follow me everywhere I go, which is usually from the house to the yard and back in the house. Maybe a spy will even remind me not to weed whip my leg again (and I was not wearing shorts when I did that, Coffey).

American Public: I want to be the U.S. Government's Whipping Girl.

I am so fascinating that no one will bother the rest of you ever again.




Please. Martyr me. I can take it.







37 comments:

  1. My partner used to work for a large TV company a few years ago and at the time we thought our house may have been bugged. But our lives are so boring I think they gave up and moved on to spy on a more exciting family.

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    1. It's nothing but dull here with the exception of Penelope's occasional pooping in the living room, which she says she hasn't done in months.

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  2. Hi Janie - have a good weekend ... St Patrick's Day and all ... I'm staying as well clear of politics as I can ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I think it's become impossible to stay away from politics in the U.S.

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  3. I copy the NSA on all my emails:)
    R

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  4. I'm looking forward to seeing those microwave photos.

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  5. HAHAHA! I had a good laugh with this. We bought a new microwave last month and I'm a little suspicious of it. You never can truly trust these gadgets, especially the newer models.

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    1. I want to see the cameras in a microwave. I can't find them in mine.

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  6. Very appropriate post for a flashback. This "wiretapping" fiasco is just another example of T. Rump's attempts to distract people from the things that are really going on in his administration.

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  7. ROFL!! Yes, I have thought of how boring it would be for them to spy on me, too. Although Trump might well be interested, come to think of it, because I do say some not so nice things about him and he'll take an enemy anywhere he can get one. ;) ;)

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  8. Martyr you? Be careful what you wish for. Just say'n....

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    1. Well, not in the gory way that some saints were martyred.

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  9. Our bureaucracy carries, and the orange tweeter is clueless. Happy volunteering.

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  10. I don't know why the government would want to listen in on the average person because most of us have boring run of the mill lives that would put people to sleep

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    1. Supposedly the NSA has quite a collection of nude photos. None of them are of me.

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  11. LOL, JJ! I'll never look at my microwave or tv the same way again. I nearly fell over laughing when I heard Kellyanne spinning in circles trying to explain why the Obama wiretapping was true. It's been fascinating to watch her and Spicer expand what wiretapping consists of. And now it's the Brits who are behind it. This gets better and better. I'm with you ~ I volunteer to be spied on, and I'll have to remember not to run into my kitchen in my skivvies! LOL Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    1. Kellyanne provides us with so much entertainment--and so much distraction from other things that the president is doing.

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  12. I don't see how the government would have resources to spy on the average American. Just a thought.


    www.ficklemillennial.com

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    1. Test the system: Send emails to all your friends about your nefarious plans to see if anything happens.

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  13. I put a sticker over my camera on my computer !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Not I. I blog topless and want to frighten everyone who takes a look.

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  14. I shall pop some popcorn and wait for the live feed to go up-smile pretty!

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    1. I'm smiling, smiling, smiling, face starting to hurt, smiling, have a headache . . . DONE! No more smile.

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  15. HA! Funny post. I'm glad you ran it again, because I missed it the first time around.

    The government can watch me all it wants, too. Mostly, I'm pretty boring, except for some of the, um, stuff I research for my writing. My dear sweet husband has already told me if someone from NSA comes knocking on the door to look into the searches about homemade explosives and the like, he'll direct them to my office at the end of the hall...

    Have a super weekend!

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    1. If anyone questions me, now I know how to send the investigator to you. Thanks!

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  16. After hearing Kellyanne tell us about cameras in the microwave I am in terror. All these years I thought I was being clever hiding the last of a pan of brownies in the microwave. My gig is up!

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    1. That darn Kellyanne. She ruins everything.

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  17. Hey, Grammar Queen, you need some tutoring in Yiddish. You didn't mean schlemiel when you said "They can stop bothering some of the people who are upset about the whole schlemiel." (unless you meant Trump was the schlemiel, in which case you were right.) I think you meant the whole "megillah". A schlemiel is someone who spills his soup & a schlimazel is who he spills it on.

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    1. Let's leave it as it is and say that Trump is the schlemiel.

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  18. Meh, let them listen all they want! I am a kind, gentle person... they will just see my mid-20s angst and laugh it off as that.

    Love,
    Jessica

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    1. Mid-twenties angst seems so long ago.

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  19. So sorry that I continue to be the slacker of commenters.

    Very funny post. I totally agree that if the government wants to spy on me, I hope that they have plenty of Nodoz on hand. Nothing here of interest.

    As for Trump and Conway.... their continuing tales of conspiracies exhaust me.

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