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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

What a Numbnut!

Source: CNN.com

I'm the first to admit, I'm "gun-shy" since September 11, 2001. I don't want anything to do with anyone and trust no one. I still grimace when I see an airplane flying low over the city (which they do all the time--we are in the middle of three major airports).

The Bush administration has faced criticism this week over its decision to let a subsidiary of UAE government-controlled maritime management firm Dubai Ports World run ports in New York and New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Miami, Florida; and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Critics say the takeover raises security concerns, noting that two of the hijackers in the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington came from the UAE and that the hijackers drew funds from bank accounts in Dubai, the financial center of the Persian Gulf. Who thinks this is a good idea? Seriously, leave us alone. New York City has taken enough sh!t and I'm sure the other locations aren't thrilled about this either.

Of the facilities to be sold, the port in New York and New Jersey is the largest, handling about 4.5 million container units in 2004 and is among the nation's top 10 in terms of containers handled, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. Awesome! What a great place to store and ship things to kill Americans! Am I paranoid? You betcha! Should I be? That's what they tell me (why else are we always on "high terrorist alert"?)!

"Nothing in this acquisition has anything to do with the responsibility for security in American ports," State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said. "That remains very firmly in the hands of the Department of Homeland Security. What we're talking about is the management of some port operations."

Hey, George, why don't you go live next to one of these ports. You numbnut!

5 Comments:

At 10:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's such a fu*king moron, he wouldnt survive a day in NYC alone. He doesn't give a rats a** what NY'ers think about this deal. Put this loser in the middle of Time Square I bet he would sh*t his pants.
carmie

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger Liz said...

I think Ol' Georgie boy needs to be bitch slapped!

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger v said...

Check out this article from today's NYTimes:

nytimes article

The UAE company would be taking over from a British company. Also, the security is still conducted by the US Military. In the article, most port security experts said it would be no different than any other major company taking over.

I hate to say it, but this time the Prez might have a point.

 
At 8:57 AM, Blogger TheIdleReceptionist said...

I never even knew our ports were run by foreign countries.

Part of me concedes that if all it is is ownership on paper, it can't be all that bad.

BUT the other part is all, "WTF?" If we're on high fucking alert here and I can't even BOARD a plane without having the lining of my flip-flops scanned?

Something just isn't right...

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger brendalove@gmail.com said...

We're all going to die. Dubya is going to make sure of it!

Begin drinking heavily.

 

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