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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sometimes It’s Called a Slippery Slope…
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...because that’s exactly what it is.

The next step in tightened security could be on U.S. public transportation, trains and boats.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists will continue to look for U.S. vulnerabilities, making tighter security standards necessary.

“[Terrorists] are going to continue to probe the system and try to find a way through,” Napolitano said in an interview that aired Monday night on “Charlie Rose.”

“I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime. So, what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?”

Oh come on, like you really didn’t expect this?  Maybe the Obama administration can maintain some goodwill amongst left-wing urban hipsters by promising, “cross their heart and hope to die,” that they’ll be sure to take light rail off that list.

The Hill, of course, made sure to run cover for their Bestest Friend:

Editor’s note: This story and its headline have been clarified to show that the Department of Homeland Security has not indicated it plans to use body scanners to tighten security at transportation sites beyond airports.

Yeah, sure, fellas.  That’s why the head of the Department of Homeland Security stated flat out that they “have to be thinking” about extending tighter security measures to these transportation venues.  “Oh gee, gentle readers, this was just a thought experiment!  They’re not REALLY serious about this!”

This crap comes on top of a laundry list of snide editorials on this subject in our nation’s fine birdcage liners last week.  Matt Welch at The Best Magazine in the World took the time to compile them here and here.  Some choice ones to add to your turkey and pumpkin pie-induced heartburn, full of false dilemmas, appeals to authority, and good old-fashioned juvenile taunting:

Sacramento Bee:

Would you rather board a flight with all passengers fully screened, or one for which they haven’t? (note:Hmm, didn’t one of our commenters say this very thing a few days ago?) If they’re honest about it, the answer is obvious to even the most ardent civil libertarians.

Baltimore Sun:

Whatever happened to the notion that we need to stick together to overcome extremists? U.S. soldiers are still dying for that cause in Iraq and Afghanistan on a regular basis. Under the circumstances, it seems a small sacrifice for the citizens back home to keep a stiff upper lip and voluntarily agree to measures that experts believe are needed

Louisville Courier-Journal:

At what point did Americans turn into a nation of crybabies?

Santa Fe New Mexican:

B-b-but even if it isn’t the indecency of it all, it’s the principle of the thing, comes the bellowing from the would-be offendees. Well, yes — so, for the moment, you can stand, or bend over, on principle and suffer attendant indignities.

The Los Angeles Times, bless their hearts, don’t even bother trying to be clever; nothing but fascist authoritarianism will do for their readers:

Shut up and be scanned (Yep, that’s the actual title of their editorial.)

The cover that the media is providing the Obama administration on this is a fascinating case study in how political loyalties trump civic principles, particularly ones that are so directly tied to the fundamental freedoms explicitly outlined in the Bill of Rights.  No way in HELL would these assclowns be defending this shit if Dubya was still swaggering in the Oval Office.  But because it’s Captain Wonderful in charge now, it’s time to circle the wagons and deflect criticism from their Bestest Buddy; see this odious piece by Eugene Robinson for just one of many examples.

Keep these condescending remarks by the media in mind for all future issues they choose to comment on--absolutely nothing epitomizes their real opinions about Americans, and the spirit of the laws the country was founded upon, better than the hackery they’ve displayed in defending the TSA.

Posted by on 11/25/10 at 07:16 PM in Decline of Western Civilization   Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   The Press Machine   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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