Oh. My. Over at firedoglake, "ReddHedd" reports on something happening down south that has umlimited entertainment value:
Imagine, if you will, that you've been spammed by a fellow who also happens to correspond with someone who happens to be tangentially connected to al qaeda in some way (relative? pen pal? internet porn spammer?). You have absolutely no connection to these folks whatsoever, other than the fact that your e-mail address happens to have been the recipient of some e-mail spam, but your address shows up on the directory of the initial spammer. Whose address shows up on the hard drive of the al qaeda-connected-somehow fellow. (Who may, coincidentally, have also been the recipient of some mis-directed e-mail or piece of spam that might somehow have been connected to someone who is somehow connected to al qaeda...see where I'm going with this?)
ReddHedd goes on to describe how U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan has decided that that's enough to start checking you out. Upset? Infuriated? That's only because you don't see the potential amusement.
I'm thinking about creating a few transient accounts, and firing off a few e-mails. Let's see, I figure the first one is going to go to, oh, prominent al-Qaeda operative Ayman Al-Zawahiri, with a carbon copy going to, say, Tom DeLay.
How about dropping a note to "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla, with simultaneous copies going to prominent GOP hacks Bill Frist and Dennis Hastert? And, of course, it wouldn't be Valentine's Day without showing some love to Osama bin Laden and new Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the same time, eh? With a Cc: going, naturally, to U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan.
Don't get mad. Get even. That's what I always say.