Thursday, July 13, 2006
Homeland Sec's Big Concern:Petting Zoos... but are they evil petting zoos?
In light of the train bombings in India, isn't it refreshing to see that the Dept of Homeland Security isn't worried about D.C. or NYC's subways (and in fact drastically cut the money to D.C. & NY) but is worried about that reknown haven of terror.... the petting zoo? Dr Evil must be so proud (via NYTs): "The inspector general of the DHS, found that as of January, the state of Indiana, w/ 8,591 potential terrorist targets, had 50% more listed sites than NY (5,687) and more than twice as many as Calif (3,212), ranking IN the most target-rich place in the nation. (And coincidently, IN is 1 of THE most RED states in the nation). Some of the top terrorist targets listed: Old MacDonald’s Petting Zoo in Woodville, AL, the Mule Day Parade in Columbia, TN, the Apple and Pork Festival in Clinton, IL, the Amish Country Popcorn factory in Berne, IN, has 5 employees, grows/ distributes popcorn, and has several Amish buggies on the property. Also high on the terrorist target list is the very unspecified "Beach at End of a Street," "Nix’s Check Cashing," "Mall at Sears," "Ice Cream Parlor," "Tackle Shop," "Donut Shop," "Anti-Cruelty Society" and "Bean Fest." Ah yes... I can see why terrorists would target tackle shops and petting zoos: The worms & animals must all have frickin laser beams attached to their heads...sigh... Why must we be surrounded by frickin idiots?