Stammer Inns & Suites by Marriott.
I thought it was an bleeped expletive. Like, "Nigga no! We are having problems with the phone!"
As a former hotel employee, I would find it very unlikely that they would bug her phone. The room, yes, but not the handset. You can easily listen in on any in-room phone conversation through the PBX or any of the mechanical rooms with phone patch boards. Not that I ever did that. Ever.
btw, I hate to say this, but I can't stand Cindy Sheehan's voice. It's awful. I agree with most everything she has to say, but her voice just grates on me. Especially when she shouts.
Please make a note of it.
but the handset is a convenient power source for a room monitoring bug, conceals it well, and is in the open. it's a very good place to place a bug.
Though I still feel sorry for her loss and agree with many of her causes, I think Cindy Sheehan has become irrelevant. Is she still running against Nancy Pelosi?
First, it's Michelle's dress; now it's Cindy's voice. What next? Hillary's tears of remorse? God, as much as I hate to admit it, 'fair comment' is still a defense against shallowness - I mean it's their fault - their inability to please us.
Oh Plebes, don't be such a bore. Her voice annoys me. I annoy you. It's no big deal. Relax. Have a cocktail.
And, for the record, I thought Michelle looked lovely. I have no problems at all with her dress. Truth be told, she could have come out in a feed bag with a head and two arm holes cut in it, and I would have been enchanted.
The dress was adorable but the wrong color...it clashed with the set...
The stammering was likely due to being confronted with a paranoid crazy person who's accusing you of being one of 'them'.
Can we stop noticing her yet? Please? Jesus, what a paranoid nut. I've also worked in hotels, and several things must be noted:
A. @3, the ability to listen to an in-room conversation depends on 1: your level of creepiness, 2: what type of PBX is in use, and 3: how much you care about this kind of thing
B. Hotel employees are not part of the ruling class. They're paid for shit, and they're typically disorganized and distracted by their personal lives. They don't care enough to join a conspiracy and bug your phone.
C. When maintenance goes in your room while you're gone (which does happen, *gasp*), they tend to leave your bolt thrown so you'll know someone's in there if you come back. That's normal.
D. If someone leapt to an immediate accusation of phone buggery, I think I might stammer a bit, too!
E. Insane people who accuse hotels of bugging their phone or otherwise conspiring against them tend to get asked to leave by said hotel, sometimes with police involvement. It may be in order - she's just gone completely nuts.
She doesn't have a cell phone cause those have trackable GPS devices in them.
Sheesh, don't you guys keep up on tech?
Lindy West give Cindy Sheehan bite of giant alien fungus, Cindy Sheehan eat fungus, freak out, 9/11 Truth out, CINDY SHEEHAN BECOME 9/11 TRUTHER!
9/11 TRUTHER WILL ACT LIKE GENE HACKMAN IN THE CONVERSATION, TEAR APART OWN APARTMENT LOOKING FOR IMAGINARY PHONE TAP!
And no, I don't feel like letting it go.
@12: It's pointless to keep saying you're not letting "it" go if nobody knows what "it" is. What is "it," Sulk? You know, if you dropped the compulsion to put that last sentence on everything you posted, you'd totally be an entertaining, if somewhat obtuse, commenter, but as it is, nobody knows what "it" is. Please explain.
@7 CV-DR - You're right,it's boring when a squeaky hole needs some grease or whatever that old saw says. But, like you, I am one of the Patricians; otherwise I wouldn't have noted or noticed. I will be having a Cosmo soon @ Quinn's and then watching the convention in retrograde when all of the sackcloth and ashes have been swept away and the tears of Niobe for her children dried up like the unmoisturized skin of Mother Teresa.
Who discovered her phone needed to be fixed? It doesn't make sense to me that they check people into rooms, then go through and check to see if they're phone is broken and send an maintenance guy up there. And isn't it far cheaper to have the maid unplug the broken phone and plug in an new one than to have a technician make a house call?
I believe Cindy. And I'm sad for you who cling so tightly to your bitterness and hate that you can't see and can't think. All you can do is mock those who believe in something.
What is the "it" you refer to when you say "It's pointless..."?
Is it the same "it" that Aretha Franklin's backup singers were referring to when they once oh-so-wisely declaimed, "What it is what it is what it is"?
You're a writer, Paul--easily one of The Stranger's better ones--so you should know by now what curious creatures these pronouns be. "Please explain"?
Who do I look like, Noam Fucking Chomsky? Sheesh.
Its kind of a shame it wasn't her killed in Iraq.
Thank you, @16. That's all I wanted to hear. I officially love you now.
what is (sic)? Please help, I've never understood that. My life may just be complete if someone can explain that to me: maybe?
Sorry, but... what a bloody loon. If I was the maintenance guy, I would have stammered and gotten the hell out of there too. Someone's looking at your phone in a hotel room, dressed in a maintenance uniform, and the first thing you say is "are you bugging my phone???" Not "Hello....." or "Sorry, who are you?" Hell, I'd rather vote for a sane republican than Sheehan, and that's coming from someone who's practically a communist. A lot of people have had kids killed in Iraq - it is sad, it is a tragedy... it isn't high on my list of senate qualifications.
1) Sheehan isn't even remotely a threat to our government in any kind of realistic way. They're horrible, but they're not stupid. Individuals within the government may be stupid, but as a whole they've got a pretty good track record for sneaky.
2) We have better equipment than this. Hell, it wouldn't be hard to take the room next door and use a bloody plastic cup to listen through the wall.
19 - it's used to indicate that spelling/grammar issues were done by the original person and are quoted without change. Basically it's something to say "Our editors aren't on crack, this is how the letter looked when we got it."
@19 -- take 4 seconds and type sic into google or wikipedia to get your own answer.
Honestly, who would bother? Who really finds Cindy Sheehan scary/important enough to bug her phone?
(and BTW, if I happened on the same situation and suspected my phone was being bugged, I'd wait until the guy left and, ummm, CHECK THE PHONE!!! Then I might have PROOF that someone was out to get me.)
As I you, Paul, as I you. Now go read Chomsky's crazy informative, if dreadfully written, "Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding" (1982) for more on that whole crazy pronoun thing. If, that is, you dare.
I've tried googling. I still don't get it. Is it because the refridgerator is spelled wrong? There's so many instances! I'm so confused!
Anything for media attention! Cindy is in deep trouble because even the lefties have discovered that their Emperor, their "peace mom" has no clothes! Whoa! A naked Cindy Sheehan? Now there is one scary thought my friends!
I suspect the only "bug" here was the one up Cindy's ass!
Cindy and Ralph Nader are just further proof the far left can be equally as goofy as the far right!
Peace brother...and sister!
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