Why DC is Losing Its Terrorism Protection Money

Chances are, it’s incidences like these that are costing DC at budget time for Department of Homeland Security funds. Our cohorts in Minneapolis think it’s probably just as ridiculous as it looks, but it seems that events like these are used by other states to drum up support for increased budgets to protect things like the Mitchell Corn Palace or some other roadside wonder instead of being used to protect real, actual targets instead of things that are bullshit excuses from middle american politicians to “protect omaha from them dern terrists!”

Fact is, it’s our big cities, like this one, like LA, like NYC, that are going to be the targets, not Omaha, not Minneapolis (even if they do throw sweet zombie parties!) not Kansas City.

But still, those congresscritters think the best way to protect their jobs is to “prevent terrorism” in the same way that our city council believes the best way to be reelected is to “prevent crime” by adding useless cameras.

Eventually, it’s going to cost lives.

1 Comment so far

  1. Tiff (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

    While it’s doubtful that al-Qaeda has all that much interest in Wall Drug as a target, it’s worth pointing out that pre-9/11, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil was in Oklahoma City by angry midwestern Americans.

    I agree that the large coastal cities are bigger and more attractive targets, but the Timothy McVeighs of the world are just as dangerous as the Mohammed Attas, and their preferred targets aren’t as “hardened” as the targets in DC and New York.

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