Monday, April 07, 2014

Priorities...

If only the government applied the same level of scrutiny to the whereabouts of its nuclear weapons blueprints as it does to the contents of our phone conversations or the tax exempt status of various Tea Party-type organizations.

I swear, when it comes to raw milk co-ops and home schooling organizations, the government is like a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Robocop, but with matters of actual external security it's suddenly the love child of Inspector Clouseau and Colonel Klink.
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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

No need for "external security." There's no such thing as Muslim terrorists, Chinese spies, or Russian aggression. 9-11, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Crimean crisis, the TWA hijacking, the Achille Lauro hijacking, and the Pan Am bombing were all inside jobs by the evil vast right-wing conspiracy.

And if you can't see Emperor Obama's new clothes, you're a racist.

Tam said...

Yeah, Obama invented government incompetence.

#ThanksObama

Anonymous said...

"the government is like a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Robocop"

Rather more like a cross between Inspector Clouseau and Ed 209. Their dim-wittedness equaled only by their ham-handedness.

Joe in PNG said...

I'd say they were less Clouseau and more Mr. Bean. Chief! Insector Clouseau usuall got the job done- though never intentionally.

Charles Pergiel said...

Nobody says it like you do.

billf said...

Outstanding analysis,and what's more,if a citizen questions their intent/effectiveness,they start an investigation of said citizen.

MeatAxe said...

If you dig back a little ways, you'll find that not only is the Gummint fairly casual about the blueprints, but that when inventories have been done, physical weapons components have gone missing as well.

Geodkyt said...

Dear Anonymous (2:45 PM, April 07, 2014):

I guess Obama must have used a Way-Back Machine and convinced an Air Force wing commander to "forget" that the B-52 he was sending on a multi-stop tour (with only regular security) had a full load of nuclear weapons.

Just like he used the Way-Back Machine and had US laboratories lose track of DOZENS of laptops with nuclear design data, has dumped hard drives with nuclear data off to be sold as surplus, etc.

Oh, wait, those incidents occurred during the Bush and Clinton Administrations. . .

Data spillages due to incompetance occurs ALL THE TIME, dude. Because people get pretty casual about stuff they work with every single day.

Just like the fry cooks at your local drive through think nothing special about prying up the frozen patty the just dropped behind the garbage can, flopping iton the grill, and serving it to you for lunch tomorrow.

George P. Burdell said...

Please don't insult Col. Klink or Inspector Clouseau by comparing their combined level of ineptitude with that of the government's. Those two nitwits are Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein when compared to the federal government.

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RevolverRob said...

Look at the upside. What are the chances they can effectively file and maintain their surveillance of all of us, if they can't keep track of a few sets of blueprints?

There are what a couple of hundred, maybe a thousand sets of nuke blueprints, but there are ~314 million of us. Numbers are in our favor...

-Rob

EgregiousCharles said...

Nah, they're not actually that great at finding homeschoolers or raw-milk co-ops. They're only good at making horrifying examples of such villians when they find them. ED-209 with programming upgrades from 4chan/b/.

mikee said...

As a child in the 1960s, I recall the edition of The Progressive magazine that used public source documents to detail the design of fusion weaponry in sufficient detail to allow manufacture of one.

That, and the one with the cover showing the design and contents of an effective Molotov cocktail, which was more in line with my technological expertise at age 9.

CarlS said...

The first thing which came to mind was Eric the Holder . . .

In criminal parlance, a “holder” is a member of the gang who “holds” the stolen goods, burglar tools, or murder weapon so that the boss can be protected from any link to the evidence. In a way, eerily similar to the way accessories give plausible deniability to their nominal superiors.