From our political correspondent Dorothy "Lottie" Dawe:
I think it was about a week ago that President Trump accused former President Obama of wire tapping phones in Trump tower. Of course, Trump offered no evidence of this claim, but today, his spokesperson Kellyanne Conway came through, and she announced that Obama had spied on Trump through his microwave oven (I'm not making this up).
Actually, microwave spying is not unheard of. As a matter of fact, it was first suggested in the late 1800s by Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request).
Dickinson was quite a visionary, and he realized that spying would be quite prevalent among politicians, hackers, and foreign agents in the 21st century. He foresaw spying through microwave ovens, toaster ovens, Keurig coffee makers, slow cookers, rice steamers, deep fryers, and Roomba cordless iRobot vacuums.
Dickinson first mentioned microwave spying in his now classic poem "There comes a warning through a spy" (below on the left). His poem then inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem "There comes a warning like a spy" (below on the right).
Pictured at the right, top to bottom: Internet responses to Kellyanne Conway's announcement that former President Obama spied on Donald Trump with a microwave oven. Click the images to enlarge.
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
There comes a warning from a spy
So watch how you Behave
They’re stealing info with their stealth
All through the Microwave –
By Emily Dickinson:
There comes a warning like a spy
A shorter breath of Day
A stealing that is not a stealth
And Summers are away –