KOK Edit: Your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM)
KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) Katharine O'Moore Klopf

Friday, January 20, 2006

Big Brother George

Keep the hell out of my job and my personal life, George Bush.

As an editor, I'm on Google constantly to verify tidbits of information my clients' authors put into their manuscripts.

As a self-employed woman trying to provide financial security for her family, I'm on Google day and night in a fruitless search for affordable health care insurance (part 1 and part 2).

As a supporter of gay rights, I'm on Google every single day to keep abreast of news affecting GLBT people everywhere.

As an active Presbyterian and progressive Christian, I'm often on Google to research ways to counteract the cultural insanity perpetrated by conservative religious zealots of every stripe.

As a parent and wife, I'm frequently on Google to research education and medical issues affecting my children and husband.

As a liberal American, I'm on Google constantly to keep abreast of all the ways you seek to curtail my freedom, destroy my country, and foment hatred among nations.

I'm a very open person, George, but I won't stand for your fascist invasions of my privacy. Back the hell off, or sooner than you can rationalize invading Iran, you'll be impeached.


KathyF said...

Uh oh. I was on Google today researching drug testing on students. Found out lots of ways to beat the tests along the way (although I can't imagine getting a dog to cooperate like that!). So I'm probably on a watch list now and will be detained for hours when I try to enter the country.

Katharine said...

And in my research on various issues, I've come across subject matter from porn to instructions for making bombs. Guess that makes me someone who should be arrested too.

Joyful Alternative said...

It's pure hell for us copyeditors to be tied to the subject matter we search for proper name spellings and the like. I'm subversive enough on my own account!

Anybody else have a really bizarre Amazon Recommendations page based on finding correct book titles?

Of course, I already get the extra-thorough treatment at airports on account of my titanium hip.

George, mind your own business!

Mickey Z. said...

Bear in mind that AOL, Yahoo, and MSN have already rolled over for the gov't.

Katharine said...

Yes, Mickey Z is right. There aren't too many courageous corporations out there. We are headed toward a fascist state, I fear.

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