End of Color-Coded Fear
No more shall the late night comedians and those of us frequently in airports be able to chuckle about the oft-ignored announcements over the loudspeakers that we are endangered by the colors Yellow or Orange. The Department of Homeland Security has ended
the program, opting to replace it with an approach that is hopefully more sensible; there are certainly better ways
to do this. Alas, we will still be subject to intrusive security measures in the airports-- and, despite the president's attempted tongue-in-cheek comment to encourage his railway plans in the State of the Union ("For some trips, it will be faster than flying - without the pat-downs."), the long arm of the DHS is intent on extending its intrusive reach beyond the airports
. Hopefully they will follow the colors to the dustbin of bad policy soon, for "tis too much prov'd that with devotion's visage and pious action, we do sugar o'er the devil himself."
6:25 PM / January 27, 2011
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