Skip to comments.Release the Illegals, But Keep the Zombie Simulations & Steven Seagal
Posted on 03/01/2013 9:29:18 PM PST by Maelstorm
The very first dollars the federal government stopped spending in the face of sequestration were the $16,400 to $164,000 per day it spends detaining several hundred illegal immigrants.
I suppose you could say not informing local and state law enforcement was a cost-saving measure, too. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery tells Arizona reporters that we dont know what the criteria was to determine who was safe to release we dont know why they were detained in the first place, or the crimes they may have committed.
The editors of the Arizona Republic reassuringly inform us, These may all be non-violent offenders, but no one knows. We simply have no way to measure how much, if at all, our communities have been made less safe.
The Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is part of the Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Janet Napolitano. Say, how have they been spending their money lately?
Columbus, Ohio recently purchased an underwater robot using a $98,000 UASI grant. Known also as a remotely operated underwater vehicle, the robot is mounted with a video camera providing full-color display to a vehicle on shore. Officials on the Columbus City Council went so far as to declare the purchase an emergency, not because of security needs, but because of federal grant deadlines.
If the money was not spent quickly, it would have been lost. The Columbus dive team, however, is responsible only for underwater search and recovery missions not for rescue missions that may happen during a terror attack.
One of the teams higher profile missions in recent years was the recovery of a $2 million sunken treasure in the Scioto River.
Apparently the only requirement to justify a purchase of an underwater robot with federal taxpayer funds is a body of water.
In Keene, New Hampshire residents revolted against the towns plan to acquire a BearCat, developing their own motto thanks, but no tanks. Residents viewed the vehicle as an unnecessary purchase even though it is being paid for though a DHS grant worth $285,933. Although the town has had just two murders in the past 15 years, Keene Police Captain Brian Costa argued that when this grant opportunity came up, it made a whole bunch of geographic sense, since none of the five armored vehicles already in the state are not located in southwestern New Hampshire where Keene is located. He further stated that the vehicle would have been useful during the 2005 floods where the police department lost a cruiser.
The grant application for the BearCat cited the 2004 Pumpkin Festival and the 2007 Red Sox Riots, when the Red Sox won the World Series as examples of incidents when the BearCat could be used. The Pumpkin Festival is an annual event with 70,000 visitors, many who come to Keene in hopes of breaking the world record of lighting the most JackoLanterns.
And we all know how unruly and dangerous the Keene Pumpkin Festival can get.
One notable training-related event that was deemed an allowable expense by DHS was the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit 2012. Held at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa on an island outside San Diego, the 5-day summit was deemed an allowable expense by DHS, permitting first responders to use grant funds for the $1,000 entrance fee. Event organizers described the location for the training event as an island paradise: the exotic beauty and lush grandeur of this unique island setting that creates a perfect backdrop for the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit. This luxury resort features over 460 guestrooms, five pools, three fantastic restaurants overlooking the bay, a world-class spa and state-of-the-art fitness center. Paradise awaits
The marquee event over the summit, however, was its highly-promoted zombie apocalypse demonstration. Strategic Operations, a tactical training firm, was hired to put on a zombie-driven show designed to simulate a real-life terrorism event. The firm performed two shows on Halloween, which featured 40 actors dressed as zombies getting gunned down by a military tactical unit. Conference attendees were invited to watch the shows as part of their education in emergency response training. Barker explained that, the idea is to challenge authorities as they respond to extreme medical situations where people become crazed and violent, creating widespread fear and disorder.
Finally, some wise research on the part of the federal government. So, can bullets stop a zombie or not?
A review of Arizonas UASI grant awards shows that several police departments and the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office used UASI grants to purchase armored vehicles.
In 2011, the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office used two armored vehicles and a SWAT team to conduct a raid of the residence of a man suspected to be involved in cockfighting. The actor Steven Seagal, who was then filming his television show Lawman, participated in the raid and rode in one of the armored vehicles.
Simulated zombie attacks and Steven Seagal. Your tax dollars at work!
Folks this is the game they plan to play. Its a mind game. Instead of cutting the expensive pet pork projects the Obama admin is going to do stuff like this. Realize that this is them threatening you and I the citizens. They are saying if you dare require us to tighten our belts even a little we will make you pay and wish you didn’t. We’ll shut down your public parks while we build zombie simulations and maintain our personal fiefdoms like nothing happenned at all. There is a reason why Washington DC is the fine wine purchasing capital of the world and they want to keep it that way at your and my expense.
What’s really kind of fun about this is that Obie’s finally in a situation where he can’t duck responsibility for spending money wisely. Every time he “gets even” for not getting his way by doing some draconian cut instead of one that does little damage, he proves he’s incompetent. I really have some optimism that most Americans will ignore his “The Republicans made me do it” routine and go looking for the guy who makes the decisions when one his of “firefighters first” stunts takes a bite out of them.
Sequestration wasn't till today, or technically yesterday.
Yet they let these undocumented criminals out of jail days ago supposedly to save $$,
But its really to convince us that we need the House to raise our taxes fast before they let loose even more Dreamers from jail and the police and border patrol are furloughed and 911 gets you a recording.
More proof we need guns and the 2nd amendment to protect our families.
It is a bit “fun”. I think Obi may have finally gotten himself into a box of sorts. A lot of folks are worried about Republicans taking the blame. All of these cuts are coming under agencies ran by Obama appointees. Its going to be endless fun if the GOP are up for it.
Hey Republicans in Congress!!!! BULLHORN THIS NEWS, WOULD YA?!!
This has the potential to backfire on BHO2, bigtime!
Government spends $99,000.00 on vodka alone. You'd think, the with millions the politicians scam for themselves, they could at least buy their own drinks.
Moochels dress for her 60 second "I wanna be a movie star" appearance at the Oscar costs $9,000.00. That's just for the dress. That doesn't include the additional costs of spray paint, clay artists, or hair sculpturers she needs to make her look female.
They want US to share our wealth and live in poverty, but don't you DARE suggest THEY give up their totally awesome, unlimited, tax slave funded luxuries. No way!
George Bush looks sooo good right now. I'll bet 90% of the population wishes for those good ol days to come back (but the vocal oboma supporters from 2008 would never admit it. They'd look like total fools if they publicly admited what they'd done).
"How's that hopie changie thing workin' out for ya now?"
or, OTOH, more *proof* that we need universal background checks, as we have this many more illegal felons that might buy illegal guns in the parking lot of gun shows...
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