Friday, September 04, 2009

welcome to your local police state

please proceed rapidly
from the transit exits
refrain from talking
to police & security personnel
unless spoken to
prepare to have your handbags & luggage
scanned for illicit items
the retina of your eyes will be processed
painlessly
remove your glasses at the checkpoint
and again
please refrain from idle conversation
if you're clean
you have nothing to be worried about
you have our word
your personal privacy is our main concern
this is all a painless procedure
if questions should arise with security personnel
please have your id available
there is no point
in being belligerent
remember your security forces have
the training determination & resources
to control you & your immediate family
even your livelihood
welcome to our temporary modified republic
be sure to fill out our feedback survey
& have a nice day


--- e b bortz

1 comment:

smith said...

too true. our first outrage when we returned to the u.s. in the george bush airport in houston was the endless announcements that we could be arrested for making a joke - guess the joke's really on the constitution.