Sunday, August 03, 2008

DEATH ON TWO LEGS 2

On this occasion, words almost fail me. Apart from the totalitarian extent of these kinds of powers, it's clear that this absolute moron Chertoff has not the slightest clue how easy it'd be for the types he identifies as 'threats' to bypass physical border controls with this 'contraband' without physically carrying it, and I quote, "on any device capable of storing information in digital or analog form, including hard drives, flash drives, cellphones, ipods, pagers, beepers, and video and audio tapes... also... all papers and other written documentation, including books, pamphlets and written materials commonly referred to as 'pocket trash' or 'pocket litter'". Have a nice day.

2 comments:

Rob said...

well so much for some possible shows in the states with this bit of information. Our lawmakers strike again.

Thomas Bey William Bailey said...

We're all counting down the days here (barring an "October surprise" whose consequences I don't even wish to think about), after which this ghoul and several other cabinet members of a similar totalitarian inclination will be kicked to the curb. Conveniently enough, Chertoff holds a dual citizenship, and can scuttle off elsewhere should the climate of irrational fear he's engendered actually end up working against him at some point.

As for that climate of fear- DHS policies under Chertoff have arguably done far more to terrify ordinary civilians into a state of cowed compliance than any act of asymmetrical warfare on the part of our "enemies", and, more than that, have likely done their part to further damage the reeling U.S. economy. He has this impish habit of predicting possible terrorist attacks at times when people would normally be out shopping in droves, oiling the machinery of commerce...