Comments on: More primary math, Boeing’s second chance, and DHS mission creep Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nomos Mon, 06 Feb 2012 17:15:13 +0000 I trust Mr. Brill will forgive Ms. Napolitano if she ever offers her lay opinion on how to excel in journalism, due to her crude understanding of its workings. No doubt, she forgives him for his ignorant comments above.

She keeps a busy travel schedule like all cabinet officials because they are speech makers, non-essential political executives who forward an administrations agenda by such activities–not by delving into the day-to-day operations of a 372,000 member government agency.

Mr. Brill may be aware of recent news items covering homicides believed related to on-line dating and other such internet services? If so, he would understand that DHS is rightfully addressing a public concern through public education of potential victims at conferences such as in Miami.

As for Boeing, space does not allow for proper elucidation beyond saying that defense procurement is a bit more complex than, uh, the ad to which you refer. And if you think the DHS border network fiasco is outrageous, please refer to NASA or the Pentagon.

By: bwalker Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:11:30 +0000 I just found this searching for an article on DHS mission creep!

By: ARJTurgot2 Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:51:46 +0000 My reference point for understanding all things American is Alex Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. If you haven’t read it in a while a refresh is in order. Al spends some time talking about how our democracy might die, and comes to the conclusion that if it does, it will be through paternalistic involvement from the central government (case in point: DHS).

Interestingly, he also observes that we really don’t do much with that free speech right. We are hyde-bound conformists. We hush up alternative visions by disdaining ‘extremism’. One of the worst things that could happen now is a Obama – Romney election. How do you like your oatmeal – hopefully plain because that’s what your gonna get. Right now about the only alternative vision on things is coming from Ron Paul. He’s a bit of fruitcake, but certainly exhibits more capacity for original thought than the rest. If you actually listen, you will hear him talking about the Boeings and DHS creep problem. Obama and Romney won’t, Newt will, but he will expect a product endorsement fee.