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Wednesday, September 08, 2004 
"The terrorists will already have won" dep't. 
Dick "Dick" Cheney, who's emerged from his underground bunker, says that voting for Kerry will increase the risk of terror attacks:
"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice," Mr. Cheney told a crowd of 350 people in Des Moines, "because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States."
Whereas right now there's no danger whatsoever, huh? Then what's up with this? Straight from the Dept. of Homeland Security Web site:
August 1, 2004 - The United States Government raised the threat level to Code Orange [ed. note: high risk of terrorist attacks] for the financial services sector in New York City, northern New Jersey and Washington, D.C. The rest of the country remains at Code Yellow [ed. note: significant risk of terrorist attacks].
There's not very much more increasing that the risks can do. And does anyone really think that voting for the Dubya/Dick Squad is going to reduce the threat of terror attacks? Like, all the terrorists are going to say "great, that's the result we wanted" and take apart their bombs if Bush gets reelected? Yyyyyyeah, sure. Whatever Cheney's smoking, can I have some?

(Incidentally, if you search for "terror alert level" on Google, the first result is the Sesame Street Web widget; the second is the actual Dept. of Homeland Security; the third is another satire version, with John Ashcroft's face turning the various colors (my favorite: for Blue, "This is what happens to little girls who chew too much gum"—you can never have enough Willy Wonka references!); fourth is the White House Web site's homeland security page; fifth is "What Terror Alert Level Are You?" on Quizilla (I'm Bert); sixth is a Simpsons Web widget; and after that it descends into news stories. The point being, of the top six individual Web site results for the search, four—including the highest-ranked—are satirical. Which says two things: a lot of Internet users don't take the government very seriously [well, duh], and the government really needs to work on their search engine placement if they're going to compete with Sesame Street and Code Elmo.)

[ at 12:11 PM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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