Tuesday, July 18, 2006


In a fresh bit of information straight out of the "Wait A Second, Am I Missing Something Here?" Files, we learn from AP that "Federal Officials" on a sweep for illegal immigrants detained 58 workers Monday.

Nothing too weird about that story, right. So what makes it noteworthy?

Well . . . maybe I'm making something outta nothing, but this is the part that strikes me as juuuuuuust a bit strange: They were caught with false or fraudulent identification as they tried to enter Fort Bragg to do contract work. Fort Bragg, for those of you wondering, is the home of both the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and the 82nd Airborne Division. According to the article, "People trying to enter Fort Bragg with false IDs can be charged with criminal trespass and presenting false identification." Well that's reassuring.

Since no one else seems to have asked, let me be the one: shouldn't we be checking the qualifications of civilians -- illegal, legal, domestic, Martian -- before they're hired to do contract work at one of our army bases?

Come to think of it, someone better get down to Gitmo and start checking IDs! They may be fake.

The War on Terror, baby. Fought everywhere except Reality.


Blogger DED said...

Oh don't worry, Mike. The millions of illegal aliens have used up all the fake IDs. There's none left for the terrorists.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Then what the hell are the underage high school & college kids using?!

When a 19 college student can't get wasted on Bud Light served in plastic cups with a chaser of Jagermeister, then we know the American way is shot to all hell.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous petropest said...

The war on terror is very good for giving your corporate buddies huge amounts of funny money. Besides that they couldn't find their own butt if they looked for it all day.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Shakespeare's Sister said...

Darn you for not having a public email...

Sorry I caught you in the crosshairs of my ire earlier, doll.


7:51 PM  
Blogger Otto Man said...

We don't check IDs because that would make sense and keep us safer. Plus, there's no way to browbeat Democrats over it.

12:02 AM  
Blogger DED said...

Bud Light and Jagermeister? Wow! I guess the economy is good after all. When I was that age it was the Beast (Milwaukee's Best) and Skol vodka (plastic bottle, bottom shelf).

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Yeah, you're right Ded.

It was Piels (or the Beast, or Old Swill) when I was a lad.

Man, I feel old.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Mr Furious said...

Ugh. Piels. Not a good memory. And I LIKE my beer watery and weak. That stuff was nasty.

12:04 PM  

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