“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I always feel like somebody's watching me

Remember the old Crime Stoppers promos narrated by Mike Shumate? The idea was that wimpy P.C. libruhls were saying that Crime Stoppers used unfair and possibly unconstitutional tactics like spying on citizens and "airborne surveillance" to catch criminals. Shumate listed these tactics as he mockingly demonstrated himself using them. Finally, he concluded, those limp-wristed ACLU types were saying Crime Stoppers used the shocking tactic of

your own neighbors turning you in.
He grinned maniacally and then smirked
Well, maybe we do!
Officers had responded to the Shumates' home in the 6200 block of Adirondack Trail about 12:20 p.m. after receiving a call from a person who reported that a woman told him to call the police.
Mike, I don't know why people are complaining about NSA spying and all the other civil-rights abuses of the early 21st century. If you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to worry about.