Friday, March 24, 2006

Homeland Security

I took this picture of Homeland Security's exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower show last year. Do you find yourself wondering why Homeland Security had an exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show? So did I. That's the Asian Longhorn Beetle terrorist in the poster.

What is it about the term "Homeland Security" that's just too cute? I don't know. It just makes me want to ask "What does that mean?"

But here we see how broad an umbrella the agency has become. They're working -- no! continuously working, to protect American Agriculture from non-indigenous and invasive species -- at the same time they're protecting us (probably continuously) from hijackers and bombs.

1 comment:

LauraHinNJ said...

How ridiculous!

Those asian longhorned beetles are bad news... have english sparrows and starlings been added to the watch list yet? japanese knotweed?


Funny you should post this, as I just had a run in with homeland security myself, via customs. Seems the mixed-grass hay I order for my rabbits from Canada (like other imported animal feeds) now has to be inspected... and they had the nerve to charge me for the inspection!