It doesn’t send a positive message that Democratic Party officials are getting special police protection from bicycles. If I were head of the Democratic National Committee, I’d make sure to issue an official statement condemning the paranoid police pursuit of bicycles – and I’d tell the Denver Police to back off. [...]
Deine Papieren, Bitte!
Did you forget your identification card when traveling by air earlier this year? Congratulations! You were added to the Transportation Security Administration’s terrorist watch list, and your name was shared as that of a potential terrorist with state and local law enforcement agencies. The security of das Heimatland demanded it…
… because [...]
In the completion of the first military commission, not trial, a man has been “sentenced” to five and a half years for the crime of driving Osama bin Laden’s car. I say “sentenced,” because the Bush administration asserts that the U.S. government actually doesn’t have to release him even when his sentence is complete.
There is no requirement that the owners of electronic equipment be suspected of any crime or any other form of wrongdoing. Homeland Security will take your computer at will, without explanation, just because it wants to, and you might never get it back. [...]
Once you accept the truth of what Secretary Chertoff is saying, it becomes plain that terrorists are flooding across the borders into the United States every day. The new generations of terrorists look like non-terrorists, see. They have legitimate passports, and they’ve never committed any act of terrorism, or even been caught associating with terrorists. That’s how you know they’re terrorists. [...]
If September 2008 is the 5th annual National Preparedness Month, doesn’t that mean that the four previous National Preparedness months didn’t actually get America prepared? Perhaps it ought to be renamed National Not Quite Ready Yet Month. [...]
With these two airplanes, there were two different versions of normalcy. In one country’s normalcy, shooting at people’s houses from miltary attack aircraft is okay. In another country’s normalcy, it’s not okay even to have nipple piercings, because they might be part of an insidious plot to kill somebody on an airplane. [...]
Homeland Security depends upon Americans not knowing how to get where they’re going. [...]
If Walter Piergorsch actually based his research on historical facts of what bioterrorism has been in the United States, he wouldn’t have ever said that railroads, natural environment or critical industries in a city would be a factor. Think about it: When has a bioterrorist attack in the United States targeted a railroad or used a railroad as a means of pathogen dispersal? [...]
This afternoon, I went to the airport 2 hours early to make time for security checks, sat on the airplane for 30 minutes before takeoff, flew for an hour and a half, and waited for another half hour for my baggage before driving 45 minutes to get to my final destination.
Total travel time: 5 [...]