Let’s whistle up a chorus of Whack-A-Doodle Dandy and march over to The American Thinker and see what the genius crowd of über-patriots over there is up to today. Oh, look! It’s Ed Lasky, the unemployed “investor” from Northbrook and also the News “Editor” of the American Thinker. He’s worked up into a lather about the next big threat from Big Brother government — a device designed to spy on ordinary Americans while they’re taking a dump or picking their noses with crumb-encrusted index fingers.
And that device is . . . (Drum roll please)
. . . the RFID chip
That’s right. The RFID chip.
Now comes one more example: recycling bins with tracking chips to monitor whether people are obeying Big Brother.
Except when you read the news item quoted you find out that it involves the City of Alexandria, Virginia, putting RFID chips in their own, city-owned recycling bins to keep track of where the fuck the bins are, not to enable satellite spying on teabaggers on their way to KFC for a Double-Down Sandwich.
Now, Ed’s certainly got some significant tin foil action of his own going on here with respect to the diabolical RFID devices, but he’s got nothing on the geniuses in the comment section which, as habitués of the Thinker’s comment sections will already know, is a treasure trove of third-grade spelling errors, looney-toon conspiracy theorists, pimple-faced Randians, and buck-toothed dimwits.
Commenter ked5 sets the bar:
you have now entered the twilight zone.
and lib’s *still* don’t “get it”. Actually, they do, they’re *promulagating it*!
JQAdams works some spy satellite juju into the RFID chips:
And the Liberals get their panties in a bunch over Arizona’s supposed “Paper Please” Law. Nothing like getting a knock on the door from the government. After they were monitoring you via satellite. Asking you about your trash collecting habits. Liberals are “unhinged”
Commenter jmc sees the black visage of the Kenyan socialist behind this chip stuff:
Had enough Hope and Change yet?
And CaptSpaulding gets a whiff of unconstitutional involuntary servitude from the city program and bravely steps up to the plate with a little civil disobedience:
First you pay taxes (most places) for trash pickup or, like us, pay directly to Waste Mgmt. Corp. Then, the municipality orders you to “work” for them by sorting the trash you pay them to pick up? Do I work for the Gov’t? Yes, one could say so. But I wonder how they’ll like it if I bill them the $54.13/hr I normally receive for my work as an engineer for sorting “their” trash. And, as someone else pointed out, what about my deposits I’ve paid on every container I’ve purchased? They get to keep that, along with my “free” labor, too? Gee, what if the microchip got “accidentally” damaged?