Monday, December 04, 2006

Big Brother is Here

Get this: Commenter "Baggi" posts this comment on a right-winger Kevin's blog:

Glenn Greenwald departed the United States on June 22, 2006 and hasn't come back since. If you want to know how I know that and more, send me an Email.

Posted by: Baggi at July 21, 2006 06:30 AM
Glenn confirms:
The information provided there by "Baggi" was accurate. I left the U.S. on exactly June 22, and as of July 21, had not re-entered the country.
So, then, how did Baggi know this? Simple. He probably for the Department of Homeland Security (from UPDATE II of Glenn's post):
Via some creative Google and Technorati searches and the like, Todd Larason and Mona in comments have rather conclusively established that the "Baggi" referenced above is (or at least repeatedly claims on right-wing blogs to be) an employee of the Department of Homeland Security.
So there you have it: When they want to smear and intimidate those who disagree with them, sympathizers of our Dear Leader have the full resources of the Department of Homeland Security ($36.5 billing in 2004, 184,000 employees), including domestic spy data obtained without Congressional approval, at their disposal.

Who said the spirit of the Soviet Union was dead?

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