Saturday, March 29, 2003

  • "TANGERINE" AGAIN Less than a week after Fearless Leader had appeared to do the right thing regarding security within SEPTA - by ordering 12-hour shifts for its police department - the agency has backtracked from that position rather quickly. The Daily News reports that SEPTA has resumed its "normal" patrol routine of 8 hour shifts with days off. And now, for your humorous review, the lastest BS from SEPTA's Minister of Dis-Information Richard Maloney:

    "Based on our current assessment of security, we reduced our level, but are still in a heightened state of alert..."

    What lovely double-speak, even for Maloney, eh? And now, some more foolish spin that would anger Bill O'Reilly:

    "We believe we have the security of the system in hand as best we can."

    Really? Of course, it wouldn't happen to have anything to do with the fact that the added police overtime would cost SEPTA $400,000 to $450,000 per week, now would it? Nor, of course, is it because of the ongoing contract dispute between FOP Lodge 109. As stated before, why doesn't SEPTA just send a press release to potential terrorists to let them know that the system really isn't as safe as they want it to be? Just asking...
  • No comments: