Getting back to our paranoid rootz: The Palfrey “suicide”

My original vision for Wetmachine was that it would be kind of an anti-Boing-Boing: a technology-themed site full of fear and dread, skeptical of the notion of “progress” and paranoid about machines from nanoscopic brain-rearrangers to the DNA-sniffing, face-recognizing satellites in the sky– the Overmind emergent. Then of course 9/11 changed everything.

I’m sorry, that was a joke.

Or no, actually it wasn’t. For what’s the point of a half-joking technoparanoia site when Dick Cheney is in the White House? What I’m trying to say is, do you think the “D.C. Madam” killed herself, or do you think she was suicided?

By the way, that’s a link to the site “”, where the motto is, “Because there is a war on for your mind”. That site, like its sister site Prison Planet, represent the deepest fears of my fellow Wetmechiners about what Sundman may turn our little site into if he ever sets free his technoparanoiac demons. I guess with Infowars and Prison Planet out there, there’s no need for me to go nutz on Wetmachine. (But Harold, Greg, Howard: Watch out! The first danger sign is when he starts to talk about himself in the third person!).

Anyway, do *I* think Palfrey was suicided, that is, murdered?

Let me just say that I think it’s not unlikely. Read the article and tell me what you think.

Google can find vague hints of a Cheney-Palfrey connection too, but they’re all in the mumble/noise range, nothing even fourth-hand (“I have a friend who has a friend who heard that Cheney was a client. . .”). If anybody has anything better than that, please speak up! It’s been pointed out that she was hanged, not shot in the face, so it’s unlikely Cheney did the deed himself. But I’m sure he knows people. . . Which reminds me, anybody seen Jeff Gannon lately?

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