Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Boating -- The New Terrorist Threat

If you water ski -- the terrorists have already won. Or something like that.

Seems the latest terrorist threat getting eyeballed by our dauntless Department of Homeland Security -- is Bubba's bass boat. Actually, all recreational boats.

"Just the sheer numbers and ability to hide among recreational traffic is something that makes it difficult for me to find the threat and address it." -- Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, US Coast Guard, quoted by

Uncle Sam's solution: red tape and regulations. Washington's idea so far include: a license for every boater in every state and radio transponders installed on every boat so DHS can track you whenever you're on the water. (

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