Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Good riddance! Michael Chertoff steps down

This Saturday ends the reign of terror that Michael Chertoff, as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has wrought on our borderlands. By invoking the Section 102 of the Real ID Act his projects were waived from having to comply with environmental laws, and he has abused his authority time and time again.

But, that SOB won't go quietly into that good night. Nope. Instead, he decided to bulldoze a five mile road through a California Wilderness Area as his parting shot. At least, we hope this is his parting shot! There isn't too much more he could trash before Saturday, is there?

And speaking of Saturday, if you are in Texas, drink a beer among comrades to celebrate the end of Chertoff. Details here.


Anonymous said...

There are parties for this in Tucson and Phoenix too.

Ron K. said...

The Grim Reaper is gone but his scythe of environmental destruction—the Real ID Act—remains.

Chertoff’s looks and actions personified the environment's 'Angel of Death' along the Mexico/US border.

One of the first actions President Obama must do is requesting Congress’ repeal of the overreaching Real ID Act and NAFTA in the first steps towards restructuring a sound immigration policy.