The Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday that it’s cutting New York City’s antiterrorism dollars by 40 percent. I would be speechless, but I am still gloating over the fact that my Nano survived a wash cycle, a spin cycle, a rinse cycle, and another spin cycle.
New York officials were given a one-page tally that explained, in part, how the region’s risk-based standing was calculated. The document said the region had no “national monuments or icons,” four banking or financial firms with assets of over $8 billion, 28 chemical or hazardous material sites, as well as nearly 7,000 other possible important, high-risk targets, like hospitals or major office buildings, a tally that some city officials said had major omissions or errors.
Are you kidding me? The Brooklyn Bridge isn’t an icon? The United Nations? Times Square? What in the hell?
“This is indefensible,” Mr. King said. “It’s a knife in the back to New York, and I’m going to do everything I can to make them very sorry they made this decision.”
I agree with Mr. King for the most part. But methinks that the NSA might want to put on the ol’ headphones and give Mr. King an eavesdrop.
Seriously though, Omaha? Really? Louisville?
Also, it’s a good thing this has become common knowledge don’t you think? That’s why the catcher always just yells to to the mound during a baseball game.