Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Luckily, we still have our fear

I know you're disappointed that Osama bin Laden is dead. What will happen to our fear now? Will we have to go back to fearing illegal immigrants, or black people, or Canadians? (I know, you never stopped, huh?)

But don't worry, we still have our fear to keep us warm. Al-Qaeda is still out there,... and they might be closer than you think!

From Indecision Forever:
Remember people — in the wake of the U.S. military's successful surprise raid of Osama bin Laden's suburban home in Pakistan — this is no time relax and enjoy a well-earned moment of national success.

We must remain ever-vigilant in our quest for ever-vigilance. We must not relent one tiny bit in our fear of all things and all people. We must remain strong in our belief that we are weak and helpless
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who chairs the Senate's Homeland Security Committee, warned Americans on Monday to be vigilant against homegrown radicals who may improvise attacks in response to Osama Bin Laden's death…

While the threat level has not been raised as there is no specific evidence of any credible threats, Lieberman said that he was concerned Bin Laden's demise could inspire an attack along the lines of the Ft. Hood massacre, in which a radicalized individual soldier killed 13 people. He urged Americans to be especially vigilant in reporting any leads to authorities in the coming days.

"This is a classic 'If you see something, say something' moment," he said. "If you see suspicious behavior, call the police immediately — and that includes if you see suspicious behavior by someone who is a friend or family member."

You know, the last time I saw my brother, he looked a little bit shifty around the eyes.

You know, he could be right. I thought my own brother looked a little suspicious yesterday. Not shifty around the eyes, exactly, but certainly wild-eyed. All I did was nearly drive us through a red light, and he started acting really peculiar.

Maybe I should turn him into Homeland Security, just in case. You can't be too careful these days, right?

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