July 11, 2006, - 3:06 pm

Homeland Security Farce: “Mr. Burns” Takes a Ride

By Debbie Schlussel
A cold, stale bit of left-overs from Friday: To show America that we are safe (we aren’t) on the anniversary of the London 7/7 bombings, Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff a/k/a “Mr. Burns” took a little ride on a choo choo train. Well, sort of.
He went took a brief ride on the Boston “T” (Boston’s mass transit train and subway system) to prove it was secure. If you’ve ever lived in Boston, as I did, or ridden the T, as I have, then you know it is probably the world’s most non-secure train system. Many T stops are above ground in the middle of the street. Anyone packed with explosives could easily ride one. There is no-one searching your bags on these “streetside” stops.

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He may have all the Harvard degrees you could ever imagine–and use every opportunity, as he did this one, to brag about them–but Mr. Burns is the best argument of why we DON’T want a Harvard policy wonk ostensibly running anything having to do with law enforcement. A top official riding a brief second on a train doesn’t make us safer. Actually stopping illegal aliens and terrorists at the border and kicking them out of the interior does. As does stopping money laundering and smuggling by terrorists. Under Chertoff, DHS has been a whopping failure at all of these and more.
Aside from that, Chertoff doesn’t even have jurisdiction over safety on the “T.” Homeland Security has nothing to do with it, unless he’s going ahead with plans to put the Federal Air Marshals on “T” cars. And he isn’t. It’s all about the photo op, baby!
Watching Chertoff in his silly train stunt bragging about Harvard degrees makes me feel as safe as watching that 9/11 widow who tried to trademark “Let’s Roll” flying after 9/11. Yet, last week, a Muslim Arab with hollowed out shoes, bomb components, and a Koran, who lied to TSA officials, was cleared to board a flight by our friends at Famous But Incompetent.
Safer? Nope. Less safe. And a silly Harvard Yard jaunt on a train won’t convince us otherwise. Two Harvard degrees or not.

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3 Responses

Photo-op, that’s all it is

KOAJaps on July 11, 2006 at 4:38 pm

What a JOKE this guy is!!
If he is Burns, who is Smithers? Do tell!

va87 on July 11, 2006 at 5:55 pm

I think it’s very obvious that this Big Brother outfit, amusingly named ‘Homeland Security,’ was created as yet another intrusive eavesdropping tool by an out-of-control federal government as a way to:
1) spy on American citizens and curtail the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and 2) bilk taxpayers and enrich private contractors who benefit from wasteful govt contracts on this fake ‘war on terror’ nonsense.
Another NWO swindler and traitor to the nation, Negroponte, was on CSpan this morning speaking to the US Chamber of Commerce, of all groups, about the necessity for “information sharing (spying)” and how US businesses can “benefit ($$$)” in the ‘war on terror.’
You see, it is NOT simply, crazy ‘conspiracy talk’ to out these characters’ conspiratorical agendas, especially when they THEMSELVES freely discuss them right on CSpam!
You see, this is how it works: If you are in private industry and you know the right ‘connected’ people or you leave govt service and go into the private sector, you can make a bundle bilking taxpayers from this entire ‘terrorist’ scam business shuffle.
(A relative of mine made an easy, cool, $4grand, simply for burning some DVDs for the local cops; the money came from HomelandSecurity.)
Meanwhile as these thieves loot the Treasury, the rest of us minions and peons, get hassled at the airport, spied on while we surf the net, investigated if we protest this phony ‘war on terror,’ etc, etc.

joemccarthy on July 11, 2006 at 9:05 pm

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