It was last week that we heard Jimmy Hoffa Jr. talking about Obama's army waiting to do battle. They were identified as armed and eager to "take those sons-of-bitches out." Which would those be? Why those mean old TEA Party folks who quietly express their desire for free markets, low taxes, individual responsibility and the principles our Founding Fathers established in our Constitution. Was that simple rhetoric? Or does "take out" really mean what it has always meant?
On Thursday in Seattle-Tacoma harbor we saw 500 union members storm the gates, attack the six security guards, destroy shipments of grain, vandalize vehicles, and cut the brake lines on railroad cars. This was planned, willful violence which could have led to death. The imagery of a train of loaded grain transporters roaring unchecked through housing isn't a movie this time.
Boys Will Be Boys. No Arrests.
Now, I'm no fan of Big Sis and the DHS. Walking barefoot through airports holding my pants up with one hand while trying to keep an eye on a conveyor moving my lap top and wallet out of sight as a sweaty bubba mouth-breathing high-school drop-out fondles my nether regions is not my idea of a good time.
But, isn't this the week of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and don't we have reasonable belief that a memorial attack could be pending? Haven't we long listed our ports and transportation hubs as prime targets? Where the hell is DHS on this? Isn't this a port? Isn't this a security issue? Isn't this already identified as a target?
Note to terrorists: Flash-mob a couple of hundred rag-heads. Wear T-shirts with union logos. Rally at nearest harbor with baseball bats and wire-cutters. Expect unarmed resistance by six rent-a-cops munching on donuts. If caught, claim labor rights and mumble something about collective bargaining. Don't expect arrest. Happy terrorizing.