If I were an Islamic extremists hanging out in the mountains of Pakistan or Afghanistan, where would I want to strike the infidels in America? Would it be the iconic sights of New York City? Perhaps the halls of government in Washington, D.C. like the White House or Congress. Or maybe go out west and take out Hollywood, the purveyor of all the unholy shit that is made there. Well forget about that, because the Department of Homeland Security knows where the next attack is going to be, right in the gambling center of Colorado Springs.
From The Colorado Springs Gazette:
Colorado Springs-based Ramblin Express, which shuttles gamblers to mountain-town casinos, including Cripple Creek, has received $382,000 in anti-terrorism grants.
The most recent grant, for $184,415, was announced this month as part of the Department of Homeland Security's $844 million Infrastructure Protection Activities program.
Ramblin Express' grant is among the $11.2 million allocated to the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program, which is intended to assess risks and prevent attacks on that part of the nation's transportation system.
It's not clear what threats Ramblin Express is addressing or what the grant money has gone for because the company's owner, Todd Holland, couldn't be reached for comment.
Even the Heritage Foundation couldn't defend this crap. This is another example of the ridiculousness that goes on in the Bush Administration. Funds to prevent attacks in places like NYC and DC get diverted to rich bastards like Todd Holland. I wonder what McCain sycopha...errr, Senate Homeland Security Chair Joe Lieberman thinks about this? Maybe Holland is a patriotic American just doing his duty for the country, and certainly not a lobbyist-funding, Republican donor either.