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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wisconsin: Second Most in Danger

Oh my, Jessica McBride has been right all along.

The National Asset Database was released Tuesday and little old Wisconsin is number two on the list by Homeland Security. Yes, Wisconsin has been identified to have more than twice the number of terrorist targets as the most populous state in the Union, California. The state that comes in first? Why, Indiana of course. Read on:

It reads like a tally of terrorist targets that a child might have written: Old MacDonald’s Petting Zoo, the Amish Country Popcorn factory, the Mule Day Parade, the Sweetwater Flea Market and an unspecified “Beach at End of a Street.

... In addition to the petting zoo, in Woodville, Ala., and the Mule Day Parade in Columbia, Tenn., the auditors questioned many entries, including “Nix’s Check Cashing,” “Mall at Sears,” “Ice Cream Parlor,” “Tackle Shop,” “Donut Shop,” “Anti-Cruelty Society” and “Bean Fest.” Even people connected to some of those businesses or events are baffled at their inclusion as possible terrorist targets.

“Seems like someone has gone overboard,” said Larry Buss, who helps organize the Apple and Pork Festival in Clinton, Ill. “Their time could be spent better doing other things, like providing security for the country.”

Angela McNabb, manager of the Sweetwater Flea Market, which is 50 miles from Knoxville, Tenn., said: “I don’t know where they get their information. We are talking about a flea market here.”
Anyway, someone let Jessica know. Please.

In the meanwhile, I have a suggestion to make us more secure. Perhaps our conservative blogger brethren (and Jessica) could line up along the borders with those terrorist havens of Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan. You know, like the wall F.(at) James is recommending along the southern border of the U.S.

We then can drive by and wave, secure in the fact that conservatives have got our back.

7 Swings of the bat:

James Wigderson said...

Let's be fair. It's JB Van Hollen worried about the terrorists. Jessica is worried about crazy professors. Paul Bucher is worried about illegal immigrants.

For the record, I'm worried about the brid flu, politicians that don't live in their districts, and Peg Lautenschlager driving a state car.

Other Side said...

That's a good point. I have been corrected. But someone has to do it.

For the record, I'm worried about trolls, spelling errors and Mark Green's expense account.

Billiam said...

I'm worried about Doyle. I also want concealed carry. I got your back. Then, I want someone to explain to my why the morons that make up the HSD, didn't listen when Nancy Reagan said to "just say no"!
Random drug tests needed!

Clint said...

Wisconsin is rich in real targets. Some of those on the list are hardly are target. My question would be how did those 'targets' get on the list?

Clint said...

I will answer my own question.

I think that it is the work of our elected officials (from both sides of the aisle) pawning and fighting to get federal aid- i.e. pork. I think that with that list, every congressman/politician should be identified as the person who put the targe on the list.

Dad29 said...

Umnnhhh...you lefties just HOPE that we Conservatives will "watch your 6."

Heeheeehehhheeeeee.....

Other Side said...

You obviously don't get it, daddio. While you're standing in the freezing rain guarding our borders, we'll be inside laughing our asses off.

Hee hee.