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(NYPost)   According to Sen. Tom Coburrn, zombie homeland security programs are sucking the life out of the Department of Homeland Security budget   (nypost.com) divider line 14
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2012-12-06 05:39:19 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk: There shouldn't even BE a DHS budget

/nor should there be a DHS


I always though even the title, "Homeland Security", was kinda skeevy. Conjures up images of jackboots and dying for the motherland.
2012-12-06 05:46:22 PM
2 votes:
I don't have a problem with the robot. It's probably supposed to be used to search for bodies or evidence in the water rather than risk divers. In that way, it's probably cheaper than paying divers.

Those trucks though. Those are just police departments having a dick waiving contest with their neighbors.
2012-12-06 05:38:06 PM
2 votes:
Well, when you flood the trough with some rich, greasy slop, you're gonna attract pigs.

Remember, folks, the "party of small government" was all about establishing the DHS.
2012-12-06 03:39:27 PM
2 votes:
There shouldn't even BE a DHS budget

/nor should there be a DHS
2012-12-06 10:19:16 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: theorellior: MaudlinMutantMollusk: There shouldn't even BE a DHS budget

/nor should there be a DHS

I always though even the title, "Homeland Security", was kinda skeevy. Conjures up images of jackboots and dying for the motherland.

Yeah... that always creeped me out a little, too


The first thing that occurred to me when I heard that phrase was "hey why not have a Bush Youth program too?"
2012-12-06 09:12:24 PM
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Kit Fister: MaudlinMutantMollusk: There shouldn't even BE a DHS budget

/nor should there be a DHS

Kill DHS, retask the FBI to handle the CT/investigative stuff, Broaden NSA to handle security stuff, and done


I'd say yeah, kill the DHS as an administrative entity, and expand the FBI's counter-terrorism prerogative, but the NSA should remain a pure crypto/sigint organization, that's all they do.

Return the Coast Guard to the Department of Transportation.

Disband the TSA and return airline screening to the private sector while you're at it.

All remaining DHS functions should be more like a bureau/agency-level organization within the Dept. of Justice, not a cabinet level department. Homeland Security Agency or something like that.
2012-12-06 08:38:05 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: There shouldn't even BE a DHS budget

/nor should there be a DHS


Kill DHS, retask the FBI to handle the CT/investigative stuff, Broaden NSA to handle security stuff, and done
2012-12-06 08:05:03 PM
1 votes:

ButterMule: The federal government wastes money? Since when?


Guess how I know you've never worked for a large company.
2012-12-06 07:51:26 PM
1 votes:

NightOwl2255: reillan: I for one am incredibly surprised that Coburn, one of my horrible state's senators and author of that stupid list of government "waste" that's 99% non-wasteful, said he's willing to raise taxes on the wealthy in an attempt to avoid the fiscal cliff. It'll pretty much ensure that, in the heart of the teapartiest state in the country, he'll not only lose his job next time around, he'll also probably have his head cut off by roving mobs of Islamic Christian fundamentals.

What's sad, and I mean really sad, is that of our two senators, Coburn is the rational one.


haha, yeah. Coburn is at least sane 25% of the time, which is at least 24000 times more often than Inhofe.
2012-12-06 06:06:11 PM
1 votes:
The odds that someone who went to one of these things will use the skills learned is infinitely higher than the odds that the TSA will ever stop a terrorist.
2012-12-06 05:50:05 PM
1 votes:
I for one am incredibly surprised that Coburn, one of my horrible state's senators and author of that stupid list of government "waste" that's 99% non-wasteful, said he's willing to raise taxes on the wealthy in an attempt to avoid the fiscal cliff. It'll pretty much ensure that, in the heart of the teapartiest state in the country, he'll not only lose his job next time around, he'll also probably have his head cut off by roving mobs of Islamic Christian fundamentals.
2012-12-06 03:56:16 PM
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Apos: $98K for an underwear-clad robot?! $257K for an armored truck? Are we sure this isn't a satirical piece?


That was an underwater robot, not underwear. The question I have is: Does that get you a robot capable of functioning and maneuvering under water, or does it get you a robot that can only function under water (like an R/C sub)? I'd like any robots I purchase for the purpose of disarming bombs to be able to do so in just about any environment.
2012-12-06 03:50:05 PM
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SD zombie event = run-of-the-mill boondoggle, vacation dressed up as work so someone else can pay. Outrage +2 for use of public funds, ho hum. Real bfd here is large scale distribution of paramilitary equipment to rural police and sheriffs, where it is used in WoD since there is no WoT in Bumblefark.
2012-12-06 03:33:37 PM
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