Know Your Enema

Homeland Secretary Michael Chertoff says he has a gut feeling that Al-Qaeda might attack here this summer.

“Summertime seems to be appealing to them,” he said of al-Qaeda. “We do worry that they are rebuilding their activities.”

Still, Chertoff said there are not enough indications of an imminent plot to raise the current threat levels nationwide. And he indicated that his remarks were based on “a gut feeling” formed by past seasonal patterns of terrorist attacks, recent al-Qaeda statements, and intelligence he did not disclose.

Proof positive that most of the stuff that this administration tells you is pulled out of their ass.

Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.



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15 responses to “Know Your Enema

  1. Richard Wolffe was on Countdown last night. He said:

    We have gone from color coded warnings it to the intestinal rumblings of Michael Chertoff. It is amazing what you get for all those billions we spend our homeland security.

  2. “Mike! We gonna be hit?”
    “No, I’m just hungry.”

  3. Proof positive that most of the stuff that this administration tells you is pulled out of their ass.


  4. Paul the Spud

    I heard this on the radio this morning. They’re beginning the pre-election fear of terrorism stuff already.

  5. Constant Comment

    And this was treated as “Breaking News” last night on CNN…

  6. And this was treated as “Breaking News” last night on CNN…

    As Keith Olbermann noted, it’s more like “Breaking Wind.”

  7. Them: HEY!! HEYY!!!! LOOK OVER THERE!!!! AL QEADIA!!!!!!!!

    US: Uhhh, We’re not falling for it anymore……

  8. I say let them beat the intestinal terrorist attack drum as much as they want. The more they do that, the more they undermine their own claimed success of beating terrorism in Iraq and fighting them over there etc.

  9. But then they’ll just say “we haven’t been hit since 9/11 so the President is right, blah, blah, blah.” Coincidence doesn’t imply causality, but the media never talks about how worldwide terrorism is up a zillion percent.

  10. NameChanged

    Get him some Pepto and a new fucking job. I have a gut feeling that I might like some ice cream later today. That does not mean that the fucking Good Humor man is going to break into my house.

    I am not scared of terrorism, therefore it is not terrorism. I am scared of the lies and the shredding of our Constitution. Does that make this admin the ones who terrorize?

  11. larkohio

    Now look, El-Quaida will hit us when they can, and we all know it. I really don’t think they care about the season.

    That being said, Bush is doing what he always does. He is down in the polls, no body likes him, so he wants to scare us into needing him. His buddy skull man is assisting him with his gut, that’s all.

    They have done it too many times. Won’t work. We’re tired, and they lie too much.

  12. Proof positive that most of the stuff that this administration tells you is pulled out of their ass.

    Also, that they just have the one collective ass. Scary, but not surprising.

  13. Jay in Oregon

    Chairman Thompson Responds to Chertoff’s “Gut Feeling”
    Words have power, Mr. Secretary. You must choose them wisely—especially when they relate to the lives and security of the American public. What color code in the Homeland Security Advisory System is associated with a “gut feeling?” What sectors should be on alert as a result of your “gut feeling?” What cities should be asking their law enforcement to work double shifts because of your “gut feeling?” Are the American people supposed to purchase duct tape and plastic sheeting because of your “gut feeling?”

    The Committee on Homeland Security has repeatedly emphasized the importance of getting specific, actionable information to our first preventers in law enforcement and other emergency response providers. I urge you to follow up on your “gut feeling” and share whatever information our nation’s first preventers need to be on alert and prepared. Otherwise, we run the risk of communities taking it upon themselves to mobilize for every possible threat. This not only would result in communities depleting their scarce homeland security resources but runs contrary to your efforts to move toward a risk-based approach to homeland security.
    Damn straight; make Chertoff give us some concrete answers, or tell him to STFU and stop the fear-mongering.

    I wonder if he can be subpeonaed to appear before a closed session of the Committee on Homeland Security — closed, y’know, for security reasons — and make him ‘fess up?

  14. Pingback: Chertoff: Guts and Gareth at Shakesville

  15. My gut feeling tells me to vomit. I bet Cobert going have fun with this..

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