The Department of War

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… add one

  • Icepick

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

  • The Department of Enforced Paranoia?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Sho nuff.

  • 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.

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

  • steve

    Department In Charge of Knowledgable Security.

    Steve

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