Friday, February 14, 2003

People Are Morons

I guess we do deserve the leaders we have.

WINSTED, Conn. (AP) _ Paul West didn't take the federal government's terrorism alert lightly.

By Wednesday, half his entire 19th century farmhouse was covered with plastic to protect his family from a chemical or biological attack. He planned to finish the job

West paid $250 for 3,500 square feet of plastic and other supplies Wednesday morning.

"Why wait?" West said. "If there is an attack, how are you going to get the plastic?"

West said he had a hard time finding enough plastic for his Platt Hill Road home. He initially wanted to make a "safe room" using plastic.

"It's an 1800s house so there's no modern insulation and it has the original windows too," West said. "I thought it would be best to cover the whole thing."