If we’re doing the Homeland Security thing, we need a leader who will do whatever it takes to protect the homeland – including lining up America’s impaled enemies on stakes outside the White House, and drinking the warm blood of terrorists as it surges out of their ripped necks. [...]
The Americans Elect corporation has made a pretty interesting release of a Google map of its “Campus Leaders” tasked with organizing students to participate in the nation’s first ever privatized online presidential nomination, taking place in just 110 days’ time. It’s interesting for two reasons:
1. Inadvertently or on purpose, Americans Elect has released data [...]
“If the cost of a movement based on persuasion rather than coercion is occasional freelance action, by impetuous followers, the larger benefit is a movement that distributes initiative to its farthest outpost. Movements that expect people to take the personal risks inherent in nonviolent action have no alternative; they have to become what they want [...]
One of the oddities of the Transportation Security Agency is its knitting needle policy. You can’t bring the thinnest and tiniest of drill bits on board in your carryon bag. You can’t bring a pair of pliers onto a plain in your carry-on bag. You can’t bring a Dr. Scholl’s gel insert for your shoe [...]
Referring to the Transportation Security Agency’s “program of naked body scans and bodily invasive patdowns without a warrant” is a bit cumbersome. There’s got to be a name we can call the TSA airport search escalation that’s catchy, quick and evocative of something nasty. What should it be?
Mail to our senators and representatives is being subjected to weeks of extra screening, as if an anthrax attack is likely at any time. [...]
Another day out of thousands on Orange Alert. Another day without a terrorist attack. Another day with billions of dollars spent to herd people like cows. Another day with agents of the state watching your moves and your words.
To the agent looking for words describing a Homeland Security threat, let me offer a few [...]
the Supreme Court’s new motto: A Secure, Reinforced Area To Screen For Weapons, Explosives, And Chemical And Biological Hazards [...]
A letter-writer responds to someone who suggests cutting the military budget to better satisfy “domestic needs”:
Personally, I have a domestic need, as most other people do, to feel safe within my own country, unafraid of attack from without – and filling that need is not without cost.
Too right that is. According to the [...]
Joseph Andrew Stack, an anti-government, anti-IRS, anti-tax personality who would have blended in well at Tea Party protests, intentionally flew his airplane into an office building in Austin that contained an IRS office. What’s the point of all this Homeland Security stuff, when it doesn’t even protect people from terrorist attacks like this? [...]
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, will Americans contemplate King’s ideas about understanding those who contend against us, or will we continue to believe that our nation’s basic weakness is a failure to conduct full body scans of all travelers? [...]