That’s Wisconsites to you, bub.
Given the disgraceful amounts of cronyism the administration has already displayed, I see no reason to assume why the DHS should be any less apolitical and agenda driven than any other agency that derives the bulk of its powers from the actions/legal interpretations/predations of Bush & Co.
I expect to see them manipulate the American people mercilessly until the election, with vague and non-specific threats that grow increasingly more strident and more frequent as we move towards the election; I fully expect that the majority of these ‘alarms’ and ‘warnings’ will just happen to correspond to major election events or information that could damage the Republlicans and the administration.
Not to say that there isn’t substantial basis for some of these warnings - I have no doubt that Al Qaeda is in the process of planning major attacks, and that many, many people in local, state and federal government as working desperately to stop it.
However, given the past actions, lies, and gross manipulation of the American public to date, I would put nothing beyond Carl Rove and his minions of propaganda.
Oh, crap, this is the Pit. Okay, here goes:
Fuck the adminstration and their propaganda machine. To quote a new tune I’m working on:
How much blood are we gonna spill?
How many Iraqi’s do we gotta kill?
How many Marines are going up that hill
To catpure that oil for Jesus?
You got your fat cat no bid government contracts
And you really don’t care who knows it
Propaganda machines working overtime
And it doesn’t really matter who shows it
'Cause no matter which way those pundits spin it
The liberal media’s the ones to blame
Heaven forbid that you might talk straight
Shame ain’t part of your game.
Many more verses coming soon - i’m guessing I can get Reeder, Elucidator, Muffin and Olentzero to join me in the chorus…