Saturday, June 07, 2003

The sun's not yellow, it's chicken

About those color coded alerts:

WASHINGTON (AP) - When Portland Ore., receptionist Colette Belusko was asked to name the current level of the nation's five-color terror alert system, she guessed correctly and flapped her arms in an imitation of a distressed bird.

"Right now, we're at yellow for chicken," said Belusko, 52. "It's chicken because that's how silly these alerts are."

Not that the terror alert system could possibly be a cheap ploy to make us think the administration is on the case, when actually it doesn't want to spend any money on the problem at all, having given the money away in the tax cuts. No. Of course not. Inconceivable. Never happen. Not a chance. Absolutely out of the question. [repeat]