We Won't Fly
I was about to delete an offensive comment on this blog – one of the very few we get – and thought, hmm, I wonder where this guy is posting from? Because, really, it is quite unusual for us to get nasty comments. Lo and behold, the troll posted to our website from an IP address controlled by the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security! Here is the taxpayer-funded troll’s gem of a comment, for your entertainment:
Here is a link to the screenshot of the WordPress comment. As you can see, the IP address it was posted from is 188.8.131.52. Here is the publicly accessible whois record for that IP:
NetType: Direct Assignment
OrgName: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Address: 7681 BOSTON BLVD
Address: NDC I
OrgTechName: DHS IPv6 ADMINISTRATION
OrgNOCName: DHS IPv6 ADMINISTRATION
- Is this an official statement?
- If not, is it an accurate representation of the DHS position?
- Was this person on the public dime when he or she posted this?
- Who posted this and what is their position with DHS?
EDIT: In fact, there are are 19 comments from that IP address in our comment database! Here are some choice ones:
November 15 from firstname.lastname@example.org
They get to go home once their shift is over, no matter how long the lines are.
Less passengers flying means less work for them!
TSA must be doing something right if no hijackings or attacks have occured on American soil since 9/11.
I’d feel much safer if everyone was screened thoroughly. A terrorist can be anyone.
Think about it!!!