I was driving to work today thinking about dial-a-shots. I know, many of you out there were. Now I must admit that I'm no DaS regular. I have done two. One with Pauly and one with Otis, both on the night of the Little Willie Invitational ( I should add that one of those was a dial-a-hit for one of the parties). But then I started thinking about how many WPBT's call cross country and even inter-country to perform a DaS.
The NSA has those records. They also know all about those late night calls from NYC to Philly to LA and back to G-Vegas. They know that those same cell phones have been on the same network in Las Vegas several times.
How high on the NSA Al Queda watch list is this guy? I mean he has people from all over the world calling him at all hours of the day and night, and then at random times he jumps on a plane to go visit these people. He went to the Carribbean, Las Vegas, Los Angles, A.C. and Greenville. The DaS activity, intra and inter national calling records, cell phone records that merge onto the same network a couple of times a year, etc, etc... Doesn't that all sound like the type of activity that the NSA fishing expedition would scrutinize?
No I am not a conspiracy nut. But I do think that since September 11, 2001 we, free Americans, have turned a blind eye to the governement and its intrusion into our personal lives. I really believe that "the governement that governs best, governs least." I am for a smaller government, lower taxes and libertarian principles of freedom.
Lets just say that the CIA, FBI of NSA never actually scrutinized the Dial-a-Shot crowd, isn't knowing that they have the ability to know exactly how many DaS's Al had last year reason enough for outrage? I think it is. I am pissed.
As full disclosure I think I should add the following: I am a registered Republican and I voted for W. (really I voted against Gore and Kerry). I want lower taxes AND smaller government, not lower taxes and BIGGER government. In addition, the chickens are coming home to roost on the war as well. This summer I will have 3 cousins deployed in the US military, One in Iraq, one in Afghanistan and one yet to be determined.