Yesterday I learned that the Department of Homeland Security's list of most vulnerable sites includes a petting zoo in Alabama, a kangaroo conservation center in Georgia, and a bean festival in Arkansas. [Read story.]
The list does not include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, or the Brooklyn Bridge. Those little items are not considered national icons or monuments, so not worth protecting.
We just need to focus our tax dollars on defending the goats and ponies at that Alabama petting zoo. The Statue of Liberty can take care of herself.
Now don't you feel safe and well protected?
And, while I'm no conspiracy nut, isn't it interesting to consider that Alabama, Georgia, and Arkansas are "red states", while New York is blue?