Friday, July 28, 2006

Homeland Security & the Fish Fry

Your federal tax dollars supplied rural Vermillion County, Indiana with 11 flashing emergency signs. Homeland Security money to protect part of the state the Department of Homeland Security considers the most at-risk state to a terrorist attack.

The fine folks in Vermillion County have been using the signs to advertise fish fries and spaghetti dinners. Not like they have a lot of terrorist warnings there to use them for.

But they'll be going into cold storage until al Qaeda blows up a grain elevator or comandeers a John Deere. The state Homeland Security folks have warned the county people the signs are for official use only.

Meanwhile, the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Brooklyn Bridge are not considered terrorist targets so none qualify for flashing warning signs. (AP via ABC News)

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