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Somedays I miss that ol’ ‘War Monger’, George W. Bush. With him, you knew if you were “Fer him, or agin’ him”.
Conversely, you knew if he were, “Fer you, or agin’ you” too.
I find myself looking back with a fair bit of nostalgia to our ‘Cowboy President’.
He, at least, was what he purported to be…
Bob Dylan sang it best – The times they are a changin’…
The Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an “indefinite delivery” of an “indefinite quantity” of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK.
U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over five years, according to a press release on the deal.
The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer “optimum penetration for terminal performance.”
This refers to the the bullet’s hollow-point tip that passes through barriers and expands for a bigger impact without the rest of the bullet getting warped out of shape: “this bullet holds its jacket in the toughest conditions.”
We’ve also learned that the Department has an open bid for a stockpile of rifle ammo. Listed on the federal business opportunities network, they’re looking for up to 175 million rounds of .223 caliber ammo to be exact. The .223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.
The deadline for earlier this month was extended because the right contractor just hadn’t come along.
Looks like the Department of Homeland Security means business.
[Moos Note: And Business, presumably, is… Good.]
So, what’s with all the ammo? Somebody looking to start a war or something?
Hey, just for giggles, let’s ask Candidate Obama!
Well, certainly Candidate Obama wasn’t being ‘literal’, right? He was most-likely misquoted and taken ‘out of context’. Perhaps Rahm Emanuel can shed some light on this…
[Hint: Mr. Dobbs left CNN in November of 2009. Not sure about the female reporter’s status as I have an allergy to Ted Turner’s News channel. It’s an ‘audible allergy’ to CNN – I begin shouting ‘bad words’ loudly whenever it’s on. This makes my infrequent trips to Mickey D’s for lunch particularly interesting. Store management has this bad boy Crazy Glue’d to CNN. Well, at least until somebody tossed a Shamrock Shake into that 40″ bad boy. And no, I have no idea who would have done such a thing… I love Shamrock Shakes. I’m not going to waste mine on CNN. But thanks for going there for me. What, you think I’m some kind of animal???]
But wait, there’s more!!!
I end this post the way I began it:
Why does Homeland Security need 1.44 bullets for every American alive today?
For your protection of course…
The question is, then, I guess, WHOM are they protecting you from?
I don’t know.
All I do know is that when the going gets weird – the Weird turn Pro.
In 2012 – we’re all Pros – because it’s ALL weird.