Alex (yakshaver) wrote,

Someone set us up the bomb!

Or so the Boston Police claim. In reality they set themselves up to look like idiots. But rather than take a deep breath, square their shoulders like adults and admit to overreacting to something perfectly innocuous, they're going to continue to strut around blame the people behind the ad campaign for it. Indeed, WBZ is already reporting they've arrested someone.

Security theater, meet theater of the absurd.

Yes, there is a real risk of terrorist attacks in the United States. Quick, which is more likely to be a terrorist bomb: some conspicuously strange object, or some everyday object?

The administration has spent the last five years telling us to be frightened, and convincing us that taking our shoes off at the airport and generally behaving like sheep is going to make us safe. So now we are a nation of paranoids. I am increasingly embarrassed to be an American.

Oh say does that star spangled banner yet cringe
o'er the land of the cowed and the home of the scared?
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