/ 9-11-2001

Hmmm…

<p>OK, let&#8217;s see.  There are missile launchers on the streets of Washington, bellicose rumblings from North Korea in response to our assertion that they can reach the west coast of the US with nukes, and we&#8217;re at &#8220;Threat Condition High&#8221;.  The troops are massed (over 150,000), and Dubya gave a pep rally, during which he no-doubt uttered the following: &#8220;eye-rack&#8221; (Iraq), and &#8220;nook-you-lur&#8221; (nuclear), several times.</p>

<p>Man, I&#8217;d say things are pretty screwed up right about now. </p>

<p>This is not a political forum, and I&#8217;m a political agnostic anyhow (I&#8217;m pretty sure there are some people doing some good in Washington, but I haven&#8217;t seen any evidence), so don&#8217;t expect some &#8220;answer&#8221;, or &#8220;cure&#8221;, from me for all of this.  I just needed to vent.  </p>

<p>And while we&#8217;re on the topic, what&#8217;s the deal with the <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=29&#38;content=320">DHS&#8217;</a> threat level system, anyway?  Condition Severe means &#8220;Severe risk&#8221;, and Condition High means &#8220;High risk&#8221;, but Condition Elevated means &#8220;Significant risk&#8221;.  Shouldn&#8217;t Condition Elevated mean &#8220;Elevated risk&#8221;?  This is all very confusing.</p>

<p>Actually, it&#8217;s all very scary.</p>