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Is This A TEST? Is This Only A TEST?

Is This A TEST? Is This Only A TEST?


I dunno. You tell me. Yeah-ya. IF you think you can. Because really, I just don’t know, and I don’t really know what to say . . .


It seems Congressional Representative Peter Welch is coming to town, and will appear at a local supermarket. Never mind which one, if you weren’t on the call list, then I guess you’ll just have to contact his office. He’ll be there tomorrow - so I guess that means the clock is ticking . . .


Yeah-ya. Ticking . . .


Just to be clear, I don’t plan to be there - in fact, I plan NOT to be there. Really. You do know why, right? I mean, I don’t have to spell it out, do I? Everybody knows . . .


shh . . . he’s a whack job . . . nuts . . . cookoo . . .



Yeah-ya. Fuck you.


So don’t they purge the call lists of wing nuts? Extremists? RADicals? Terrorists? Because I mean, I’m in there somewhere, right? Somewhere off the edge and beyond the pale? It’s true isn’t it? Wouldn’t you say I’m just so extreme I don’t even need a camo suit? I mean, common. It’s not like I’m going to blend in anywhere, is it? I mean, just one loud sound of an engine revving out of sight and I’m outed like . . . like . . . a Hell’s Kitchen refugee at the homecoming ball . . .


Yeah-ya. It’s true. It is. I start revving right back, and barking like a dog . . . and I’m sure I scared those two ladies silly.


So I dunno. I mean, just because a motorcycle engine revved yesterday, and I reacted with instantaneous spontaneity in a way that is quite likely to have terrified two female passers-by, that really isn’t much to go on is it? But clearly it’s enough to suggest that perhaps, just perhaps, my phone number should likely be expunged from among the Congressman’s call list, even though I’m a supporter.


I wonder . . . do the repelican’s do that? I mean, they probably should, but don’t tell them, ‘kay? In fact, I’ve a white paper around here somewhere, Report from Bald Knob outlining a program currently underway that depends in no small part on their NOT doing just that . . . but don’t ask me for it now because I haven’t written it yet.


Ha HAA GOTcha!


No? Wait till you read the report . . .


So anywayz . . . I dunno. Maybe it’s a test. Probably that’s what they’ll say, after I show up, carrying a gun just because I’m worried something might happen -


someone says ”That’s him” as someone else reaches for a cell phone . . . the wing nut freaks . . . and gets tackled, arrested . . . only to find out it was all some practical joke . . .

Yeah-ya . . . a practical joke - one everyone can laugh at because it’s funny as hell - but shh . . . don’t day a word . . .


I dunno. I just know I don’t plan to be there. No way. I don’t like these kinds of jokes. They really aren’t very practical. I don’t want any part of this TEST . . . or in undermining the man’s belief system . . . or anything else . . .


Say, did you hear Secretary Gates is investigating the privatization of information operations? It’s true, and here’s a link:


http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14740501?nclick_check=1


What are information operations? Well, see for yourself:


The review comes amid a separate Pentagon investigation into whether an official hired private contractors to run an off-the-books spy operation for tracking suspected insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


"Information operations" include such activities as electronic warfare, computer network operations, psychological operations, military deception and others generally used to influence, disrupt or corrupt an enemy's decision making.


What I wanna know is, how many of these private contractors are there? Whom do they contract for besides the Pentagon? Private industry? Organized Crime? South American drug cartels? And who is the enemy . . . Democrats?


REPELICANS?


Wait, wait, wait. Shhh . . . The Report From Bald Knob isn’t out yet. In fact, it isn’t even written yet.


© D. Winter
March 29, 2010

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Tags: american, dissent

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Comment by ZenDog on April 12, 2010 at 1:31am
AND IT'S IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
Comment by Kittycat on April 6, 2010 at 2:37pm
Sounds like a job for the CIA... They wouldn't have to be as concerned about "proper oversight and guidelines" if the CIA was still doing it's job instead of outsourcing... But it really should be looked into because, how much do you want to make a bet, that there's very little oversite and few guidelines.
Comment by ZenDog on March 29, 2010 at 3:31pm
It seems to be working for me . . . I don't understand. Here's the text:

Gates orders study of Pentagon 'information ops' By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer
Posted: 03/23/2010 11:09:33 AM PDT
Updated: 03/23/2010 11:44:50 AM PDT

WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Robert Gates has asked for a wide-ranging study of the Pentagon's information operations and given officials just 15 days to complete it.
The review comes amid a separate Pentagon investigation into whether an official hired private contractors to run an off-the-books spy operation for tracking suspected insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"Information operations" include such activities as electronic warfare, computer network operations, psychological operations, military deception and others generally used to influence, disrupt or corrupt an enemy's decision making.
Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell told a press conference Tuesday that Gates asked a small group of officials to study whether the programs are being run with proper oversight and guidelines.
The review was prompted by the case of Michael D. Furlong, who had directed a defense contract to gather information in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region that could be shared with military units. After military officials suspected he was using Defense Department money for an off-the-books spy operation, defense officials shut down that part of the contract, officials said last week. The New York Times reported that some of the intelligence gathered was used to track down and attack militants.
Furlong denied the allegations. He said last week that the program was authorized by military commanders.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14740501?nclick_check=1

Or I'm sure you can google any of the key words and it should turn up on different news services.

And I'm sure that you would be fine, Pru, just point at me and announce "I'm not wih HIM"

LoL!
Comment by Kittycat on March 29, 2010 at 3:15pm
I couldn't get the link to work either Pru.

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