October 25, 2013

"The big embarrassment here isn’t the spying..."

"... but rather the fact that it has become public due to the incompetence of those charged with keeping it secret — and, of course, the inept response once the news has come out."

22 comments:

Big Mike said...

Exactly correct.

The Drill SGT said...

exactly

damikesc said...

I agree. Us spying on our allies? Hardly a shocker. Israel spies on us heavily, after all --- it's what you do. It's nothing personal.

But we keep people in positions they shouldn't be in and are stunned when they leak.

...though, I still applaud Snowden for what he did.

betamax3000 said...

When I Peek in People's Windows at Three AM I Am Doing it Solely for National Security. Baby.

betamax3000 said...

Creepy Government Spy Robot says:

I Need to Confiscate Your Lacy Underwear on behalf of the Government.

betamax3000 said...

Creepy Government Spy Robot says:

I Have Read Your Personal Emails; Now I Would Like to Tickle You on Behalf of the Government.

betamax3000 said...

Creepy Government Spy Robot says:

I Have Your Facebook Photos in a Special Secret File on My Laptop, on Behalf of the Government.

betamax3000 said...

Creepy Government Spy Robot says:

On Behalf of the Government I Must Know Your Secret Thoughts and Desires: Please Write Them on the Appropriate Form.

betamax3000 said...

Creepy Government Spy Robot says:

You Can Not Put the Government On a Restraining Order: Do Not Antagonize Creepy Government Spy Robot.

PB Reader said...

How can you embarrass people who have no shame?

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betamax3000 said...

Creepy Government Spy Robot says:

In Reviewing Your Files The Government Has Determined That it Preferred Your Previous Hairstyle: Did You Have Government Authorization to Adjust Your Appearance?

betamax3000 said...

Creepy Government Spy Robot says:

I Know What You Buy Through the Althouse Amazon Portal: It Will Be Our Secret, Just You and the Government.

betamax3000 said...

Creepy Government Spy Robot says:

I Have Been Paid Hundreds of Hours of Overtime Just So That I Can Keep My Eye on You on Behalf of the Government: Doesn't That Make You Feel Special? You Are Creepy Government Spy Robot's Special Princess.

No One can Love You Like Government Can, Baby.

A Little to the Left, Please.

Annie said...

Betamax has it covered. That is exactly how I see this administration. Creepy little thugs collecting dirt, to use for their own personal gain.

Mick Havoc said...

Government is the only place that Col. Flagg types can make a good living. Otherwise the best life they could aspire to would be greasy little PI's working divorce cases.

Woodrow Wilson gave J. Edgar Hoover his startup opportunity.

Hammond X Gritzkofe said...

Sure. We hope our Government spies on our enemies, even on our friends. We expect our enemies, even our friends, spy on us.

But when the size of the covert organization increases, and the targets become domestic not foreign, chances increase that someone will blow the lid off.

And rightly so.

Paul said...

Snowden has alot more to expose.

No doubt there is systematic spying on everyone. Disk space is cheap and they can record everything you write on the INTERNET, including this post.

And with data mining they can for a complete dossier of YOU, at their leisure.

Spying of other nations? True one expects some, but the total spying on all their phone calls, emails, voice mails, etc.. shows our lack of trust with the very nations we may have to have as allies in any war.

It's time for total encryption of anything you say on the phone or post, and flood the networks with spoofs. For the only way to stop this spying is to use up so much CPU and bandwidth then they will be overwhelmed with traffic.

For like our founding fathers wrote, I love my country but I fear my government.

Lucien said...

I guess "We don't discuss sources and methods" no longer cuts it.

Levi Starks said...

The big embarrassment is that it would have really been a big embarrassment if Bush, or any Republican were president.
With an Obama presidency it's pretty much meh, get over yourselves, everyones doing it.
Move along.

Smilin' Jack said...

If the Euroweenies mind us spying on them, they must have something to hide, which means we can't trust them, which means we have to spy on them.

damikesc said...

The big embarrassment is that it would have really been a big embarrassment if Bush, or any Republican were president.

I still remember the hue and cry when NSA was perusing LIBRARY records. Scandal city.

This? Not as big a deal. Odd.