May 29, 2012

Just play along

I am not a lunatic that demands transparency across all levels of government.  Yesterday I read a lovely piece of journalism written by a reporter that was invited to go along on a staff ride in Normandy. Among the memory-stirring descriptions of Colleville Sur Mer, the reporter also talked about the media's role during World War II:
But intuition and sheer grit helped overcome the pure chaos in the days and weeks that followed the D-Day invasion. The weather didn't cooperate but the allies maintained the element of surprise. They did not telegraph all that they were doing through the media. The media, which were embedded, kept their secret because their lives depended on it.
Which is as it should be.   There are things that the general public has no business knowing about for the integrity of a mission, plan or policy that protects the greater good.

Now, I admit that Blowie and his crew don't even begin to reach a level of trust that results in the respect of those parameters.  The douche won't release his college transcripts - why in the world do we trust him with anything remotely related to national security?

And he thinks we are stupid.  Case in point:
The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.
You can click over to the article for the full list.  It is ridiculous beyond words.  Some wonk sat at a computer and typed a few hundred topical words so that Homeland Security would have some bogus list to turn over to comply with a court order.  There is no way, on God's green earth, that the list is bona fide.  If it is...we are screwed.

Crash has the flu.  If he had the vaccine, he wouldn't be infected with the virus.  Maybe the doctor will prescribe some Tamiflu.  I need to go to Target anyway, to get ice, Crest and pork chops.  The Avalanche needs gas so I will take the Smart car or ride the subway. 

See, I can speak-a the G-man lingo.  I probably just ordered up a dirty bomb hit on Shitholeistan.

1 comment:

CenTexTim said...

If I recall correctly, this is not the first flu attack Crash has experienced. I hope his diarrhea symptoms aren't too severe - that would certainly result in a dirty bomb requiring an emergency response on your part. Just the threat of a breach of his underwear would trigger a state of emergency in the Harper household. An incident like that would require an evacuation of the facility due to the toxic nature of the biological spillover.

(Italics = DHS keyword)

I could go on, but I think that's enough to get DHS knocking on your door.