The Department of War

by Dave Schuler on February 3, 2013

From 1789 to 1949 the United States had a Department of War. In 1949 the department was dissolved, the Navy was brought into a unified command structure with the Army and Air Force, and the Department of Defense was formed. 1949 was also the year in which George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four was published.

I think it would be beneficial to return the DoD to the old name: Department of War.

I’m at a loss to come up with a name for the Department of Homeland Security that would describe what it really does. Department of Security Theatrics?

I’m taking nominations for a renaming of the DHS.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Icepick February 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Department of Gropes and Snoops most accurately gets to what they do, but Department of Busybodies is pithier.

Janis Gore February 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

The Department of Enforced Paranoia?

Janis Gore February 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

When my brother and I went to Oregon a few years ago, I went outside to have a cigarette (which I haven’t had for 6 weeks now) at DFW, then had to go through one of the nekkid-izers.

What they wound up doing was confiscating the the zip-loc bag with the generic aspirins my SIL had given me for back pain.

Dave Schuler February 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

What they wound up doing was confiscating the the zip-loc bag with the generic aspirins my SIL had given me for back pain.

Now don’t you feel more secure?

Janis Gore February 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Sho nuff.

Janis Gore February 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm

I told the woman running the unit that they should at least give us a printout of proper exercises to take care of those “problem” areas of our figures.

Dave Schuler February 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm

You know, Janis, that’s actually a great idea. When life hands you lemons, etc.

steve February 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Department In Charge of Knowledgable Security.

Steve

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