"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jun 15, 2011

Guess Who Is Reading Over the Beak of the Crow

Someone from here:

http://www.justice.gov/

Lovely.

16 comments:

Karl Franz Ochstradt said...

eh... it's probably my little brother, tracking his big brother's activity.

JM said...

Oh dear.. What'd ya do?

BDR said...

You decide whether this would be good or bad news, but I've four or five regulars at justice, one of whom is a buddy who has mentioned he likes what you write. Interesting choice - being monitored as a subversive or read by someone who thinks you're smart.

The one time I mentioned the Maryland senator I call Babs by her real name I got two weeks worth of scrutiny by four people at senate.gov. Weird in a weirdly satisfying way, actually.

Another Kiwi said...

We have someone from there look at Riddled too.
Page views is page views in my book.

Randal Graves said...

You both simply share a passion for justice.

Weldon said...

I used to get readers from DoJ and other .gov and .mil domains all the time back when I had traffic--even cia.gov on a fair number of occasions. I just took it to be slackers and the idly curious unless they were senate and house addresses, in which case I took it to be staffers obsessively cruising the intertubes looking for the boss's name. If it's somebody inimical the address will probably be something more like imabouttokickyourdoorin.gov.

Jack Crow said...

Good to know, folks. Thank you.

Another interesting visitor was the State of Minnesota. I never got them as a hit or referral until I posted about Michele Bachmann.

It's fascinating and a little creepy. That there are people, perhaps, whose job it is to track mentions of their bosses on the intertubewebz. I know the state of NH has an inhouse "clipping service." I wonder if Minnesota has the same.

Jack Crow said...

BDR,

I made my first entry in the FBI's files sometime back in the earlyish 1980s, after I was questioned for an affiliation with a Palestinian.

My "affiliation" was that I watched his kids for him, for extra money, when he was a way on trips to the Middle East. He paid very well.

He was an arms dealer. For one of the biggies based in Colorado or Florida, IIRC.

My second interview came after I made some "intemperate" remarks about the first pretzel Bush, when he came to the region with the future Governator, sometime after Gulf War One. I was handing out communist literature and my comrade in arms was the son of a retired Admiral.

We were too stupid to figure out that daddy might have taken his worry and put it into material action.

I'm used to the self-image of loser has been subversive. Don't know what I'm supposed to with appreciation.

Coldtype said...

There is actually software out there let alerts whenever your name pops up on the internet. I suspect that may have played a factor.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have a friend from H.S. who is high at the FBI...
~

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

These days, I'm just as worried about Google as I am about the Government.

Do no evil, my ass!

W. Kasper said...

Note to self:
Sign out of Google before looking at porn...

Jack Crow said...

That's funny.

W. Kasper said...

If they've got an FBI profile of me, I must look like a drunken Cthulu wearing a backwards baseball cap, a Karl Marx beard, with pants permanently round my ankles.

I'd definitely buy that portrait - be handy for keeping burglars away...

Susan of Texas said...

I had a Koch pr flack show up once. I told her to repent.

Jim H. said...

I suspect that if 'Agent Mike' were tracking you, he'd use a dummy IP.

I stopped tracking my readership long ago. I don't care. I write what I write. Like it or don't. Read it or don't. Troll the comments; I don't care.

I'm not Juan Cole.