Not because we will have heavily armed soldiers, whoops excuse me police, patrolling the streets though. But because we WON'T have heavily armed police patrolling our streets. Well let me rephrase that, "STREET' (we have streets but only one main road if you don't count the shortcut through the woods to OUTZ's TOO grill and Biker Bar).
But this article from the New York Times does make interesting reading (also provides the citizens of New York fair warning that their rights are toast) if only for the insanity of it.
OK, are ya ready? Here we go.
First paragraph, "beginning next month, officials said on Friday." 3rd paragraph, "Officials said the operation would begin in March."
A. If the government says it will do something next month, plan on next year O.K. and
B. BE ABSOLUTELY SURE you announce it to the freaking newspapers so that any terrorists that are planning anything know they need to move their plans up a bit. Jeez don't you feel like your in good hands New York?
"For instance, after the bombings of three trains and a bus in London on July 7, 2005, police officials in New York took steps to protect the city’s subways, including random inspections of train riders’ backpacks and packages, a program that continues today."
Oh, they waited that long?
“There have been several thwarted plots against New York’s subway system as well.”
You know we keep hearing about these "thwarted plots". Could somebody please give us the details of one or two? I mean like after all if you are going to warn the terrorists that your going to look for them you can at least tell us about something that you stopped. Or can you (wink, wink)?
"Officers with high-powered rifles have patrolled sensitive sites above ground in New York, like the Empire State Building, and have guarded subway entrances after attacks in other cities, but have never made daily patrols."
Hello, what days were they off?
"Mr. Balboni said that having heavily armed city officers routinely patrol the subways was an important first step."
And how right he is. The second important step is when they patrol your showers. Oh, wait a second. Whose doing the sewers? You can go anywhere in them sewers.Now, as if anybody needed reminding, I ain't the sharpest knife in the light bulb socket and you can call me crazy if ya like. But I'm thinking, Hey! What would happen if you sealed the borders? I know silly Idea. But it would seem to me that if you kept terrorists out of the "country" you would not have to worry about them in New York.
Yes I know it is more fun to run around a city full of millions of people with automatic weapons than running around in the desert with weapons. After all there ain't no Donut shops in the desert. Also we must not forget that it is preferable to strike fear into the hearts of Americans
rather than the Mexican and other governments. Damn I forgot, we did jump Iraq's ass. Yeah I know, they didn't send any terrorists over here. Picky, picky!
Might I suggest to the government the St. Marks, Florida plan (and "yes" to those who know what I am talking about, we are still in the forefront of the St. Marks Post Office resistance movement).
See, St. Marks don't even have a cop. Can't afford one. Yet we have little crime (hey whats a stray Meth lab here and there? What else are the fishermen supposed to do since government regulations put them out of business?). No, see what we have is "armed Americans" that will not hesitate to come to their neighbors aid ( I think). And we have thwarted several plots out on the river. Yeah O.K. so it was plots by the Fish and Wildlife Commission, Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement and every once in awhile a Sheriff's deputy. They was still plots wasn't they?
Hell a plots a plot, it don't matter where ya bury them. Whoops TMI.
But you want to know why New York is really doing what they are doing???
"But more broadly, he said, linking security plans for the disparate rail systems in the metropolitan region was “key in securing additional funding from the Department of Homeland Security.”
Remember the guns for cash programs? This is the "your rights" for cash program.
Yeah, Ride Free in New York, Home of the Statue of Liberty
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