First posted on Mark Is Cranky:
I know that our Department of Homeland Security is making our whole country safer. That’s the theory anyway. I mean, that color-coded thingy was a little embarassing, but at least we know when it’s safe to go to the mall & stuff.
Seriously, there is surely a lot of work to be done there, and I’m positive that they’re getting down to it. But this is going a little too far. Check out this bit from Working Waterfront:
- Ushering in a new dimension to the definition of irony, new restrictions put upon the transportation of fireworks by the Department of Homeland Security has rendered them unaffordable for the celebration of Independence Day. In Article 32, residents voted overwhelmingly against raising the fireworks budget from $6,600 to the necessary $9,800 for procuring the same holiday lightshow of years past. Discussion of possibly having fireworks every other year generated little enthusiasm.
That’s right. The tiny town of Swan’s Island, Maine can’t have fireworks this year because the Department of Homeland security has created new rules for waterborn transportation of explosives.
What? Terrorists are going to intercept the ferry leaving Bass Harbor, scoot down to D.C. and blow up the White House?Powered by Sidelines