Tag Archives: United States Department of Homeland Security

Kelly Keisling is an Embarrassment to Tennessee

What sort of mental deficit must he be walking the streets burdened with that he could actually send out an email

… containing a rumor that Obama and the Department of Homeland Security are planning a series of events that could lead to the imposition of “martial law” and delay the election. Among the events hypothesized in the email is a staged assassination attempt on the president that would lead to civil unrest in urban areas and martial law.

He’s a representative but he doesn’t know how the system works in America????  I feel sad for our state.  I feel sad for the United States.  I feel sad for the tragically ignorant people who believe what Keisling says.  I feel sad for all those who have or who will vote for him.

And I’m embarrassed that he’s a resident here.  I wish he lived in Texas.

Keisling’s assistant, Frankie Anderson, confirmed that the email was sent “at Keisling’s request” from a state account under the name of Holt Whitt, who is identified in the email as Keisling’s assistant. Anderson said he is filling in for Whitt.

Mr Anderson should quit and so should everyone who works for this travesty of malignant stupidity.

Naturally, now Mr Keisling is backtracking-

The Tennessean reported Wednesday that Keisling released a statement Wednesday morning through a Republican legislative spokesperson expressing regret for sending the email to his constituents.  “Earlier this week, I forwarded an email from my legislative office that should not have been sent out. The message was inappropriate for distribution. I regret the error and pledge to be more cautious regarding the information distributed from my office in the future.”

Sure.  He’s not sorry he did it.  He’s only sorry it caused an appropriate uproar.  He should be impeached and so his constituents could remove the stain of shame presently hovering over our state.

Why in the World Has Chris Tilling Been So Quiet?

I think we know now

Federal authorities announced Monday that they have seized the domain names of 150 websites accused of selling counterfeit or pirated merchandise. Agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI coordinated the effort for “Cyber Monday,” the day that for many shoppers kicks off the online holiday shopping season. Undercover agents had been buying phony merchandise from the websites for three months. Then they contacted big companies to make sure the items were phony before taking over the domain names.

So that’s what happened… unsurprising really.

If Terrorists Don’t Know Security Loopholes, The Press Will Happily Point them Out

Perhaps ABC and CNN and Fox and the other networks can just do a series of reports on all the aspects of American security that are lacking.  Post the list online too.  That way, instead of trying to figure it out for themselves, the terrorists can just go to http://www.heres-where-we’re-lax.com and find all the ways in which to sneak weapons and persons in to do us harm.

The discovery of U.S.-bound mail bombs reveals the vulnerability of air cargo, which is governed by a patchwork of inconsistent controls that make packages a potential threat even to passenger planes, experts said Saturday. Companies that regularly do business with freight shippers are allowed to ship parcels that are not routinely subjected to X-Ray or sniffer dog checks, said Philip Baum, editor of Aviation Security International. Packages placed on passenger flights are supposed to be checked for explosives but screening protocols differ greatly from country to country, analysts said.

There ya go. Nice work, AP.

Next, how to build a device that evades lax security.  Brought to you by your friends at CNN.

More Government Waste

Though I suspect in fairness ‘government’ and ‘waste’ go hand in hand.

The Department of Homeland Security is backing off what was to have been a multibillion-dollar effort to build an “invisible fence” that was meant to catch drug and human traffickers with cameras, vibration sensors and other high-tech devices. Of the projected 2,000-mile impenetrable wall of technology that the project was supposed to supply, only about 53 miles of unreliable monitoring systems were built. And the price tag for that work, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times, was in excess of a cool $1 billion. Homeland Security is not renewing its contract with Boeing, the main contractor on the project, saying the technology hasn’t yet been perfected for the high-quality monitoring that comprehensive guarding of the border requires.

Thank you President Bush- it was a fantastic program… except it wasn’t.