I don’t know why I didn’t expect this

 

 

DHS police, weapons ready

DHS police, weapons ready

The Department of Homeland Security has its own police force, and used it today to monitor Tea Party protestors outside an IRS building. St. Louis’s own police can’t control a peaceful protest? The mystery over why the DHS has been buying a billion rounds of hollow point bullets has been solved, I suppose, but I don’t feel any better – or safer.

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13 responses to “I don’t know why I didn’t expect this

  1. Anonymous

    Lois Lerner of the IRS is invoking the Fifth and has requested avoiding an appearance before the House Oversight Committee.

  2. Walt

    Dude –
    Why are they needed? WHY ARE THEY NEEDED!!! TO SHOW WHO IS THE BOSS!! TO SHOW WHO IS CALLING THE SHOTS.

    Pure intimidation and thug tactics on the part of the Chicago Sewer Rats. Read this most excellent article from the WSJ on the scandals currently going on and what they mean:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324787004578495452059152758.html?mod=rss_mobile_uber_feed#articleTabs%3Darticle

    From the article:
    “As we wrote Friday, this will be a scandal like Watergate if it turns out that the IRS was acting under orders from Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett. If the White House’s conduct turns out to be unimpeachable, then it is something far worse: a sign that the government itself has become a threat to the Constitution”.

    Whose orders do you think they were acting under? PETER FRIGGING PAN?? This is a government turned against its people, doing what IT thinks is best, believing the Constitution is an archaic, racist document that is irrelevant and must be ignored. This behavior CANNOT be tolerated if we wish to live in a free and just society.

    That is as obvious as a slum at a Synagogue.
    Comments Francis? Comment?
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  3. Toonces

    a “slum at a synagogue” – say whaaat? love your humor but you lost me there.

  4. Chris R.

    i sure wouldn’t do this:

  5. Same in Cincinnati –

  6. AJ

    Homeland security?

  7. Anonymous

    Pretty much EVERY Federal agency now has heavily armed muscle.

    Seven years ago in Yosemite National Park – where I was working as a volunteer – I called Park dispatch (911) to report an after-midnight drunken revelry keeping neighboring campers awake. It took 1 1/2 hours for rangers stationed five minutes away to arrive but then they did if was four vehicles with all of them dressed in black swat team garb. By that time – 3:00 AM – the revelers were mostly asleep (passed out) but the rangers didn’t let that keep them from ordering the offending campers to be out of the park before 8:00 AM.

    When I later suggested to the head ranger that problems like the one I reported – usually a couple of nights a week – could be contained if the patrol ranger who drove a car back and forth on the main cross-park highway all night simply drove through the campground once an hour as part of his/her routine patrol he dismissed the idea as “too much trouble”.

    • The real reason, I suspect, is not that it’s too much trouble to send a solo ranger but rather it’s too much fun to dress up in ninja outfits and go SWAT.

  8. Anonymous

    I am confused all of a sudden

    To the libertarians.

    Thugs in army uniform good

    Boston PD thugs good.

    Nypd fighting ‘terror’ cells good.

    Dhs thugs bad.

    Blasting our bloated dhs budget is a great idea, but giving the pentagon a pass is crap.

    I mean, what’s the difference ??

    • I don’t recall any libertarians giving the defense department a pass on its budget. But the beef I, at least, have with the DHS is that they accomplish nothing: their airport screenings would be a joke if the harassment of travelers weren’t so offensive, their fireboats and army tank giveaway programs for small towns is all show and all our money, and random citizen checks miles from our borders just shouldn’t happen, regardless of what the citizens of Arizona want.