A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 29, 2012
Department of Hopeless Security (Department of Homeland Security or DHS nickname)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed in 2002, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The DHS operates the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The Department of Homeland Security nickname of “Department of Hopeless Security” has been cited in print since at least September 2004 and the nickname “Department of Hopeless Insecurity” has been cited in print since February 2006.

Other Department of Homeland Security nicknames include “Department of Homeland Insecurity” (the title of a Frank Rich article in the New York Times of June 8, 2002), “Department of Homeland Surveillance” (cited in a 2003 book), “Department of Homeland Stupdity” (cited in print since at least June 2003), “Department of Homeless Security” (cited in print since at least March 2003) and “Department of Homeless Insecurity” (cited in print since at least October 2004), “Department of Homeland Sabotage” (cited in print since at least February 2009). The Department of Homeland Security nickname of “Department of Fatherland Security” has been cited in print since at least 2002 and 2006.


Wikipedia: United States Department of Homeland Security
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States of America and U.S. Territories (including Protectorates)[vague] from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters. In fiscal year 2011 it was allocated a budget of $98.8 billion and spent, net, $66.4 billion.

Where the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect the United States within, at, and outside its borders. Its stated goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism. On March 1, 2003, DHS absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service and assumed its duties. In doing so, it divided the enforcement and services functions into two separate and new agencies: Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Citizenship and Immigration Services. The investigative divisions and intelligence gathering units of the INS and Customs Service were merged forming Homeland Security Investigations. Additionally, the border enforcement functions of the INS, including the U.S. Border Patrol, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service were consolidated into a new agency under DHS: U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Federal Protective Service falls under the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

With more than 200,000 employees, DHS is the third largest Cabinet department, after the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Homeland security policy is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Council. Other agencies with significant homeland security responsibilities include the Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, and Energy.

Die Laughing
Friday, September 24, 2004
Of Cats and G-Men
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In other words, the Department of Hopeless Security wanted to keep a former pop star off U.S.-bound aircraft, but couldn’t manage it. Hopeless indeed.

Daily Kos
Thu Dec 22, 2005 at 05:17 AM PST.
Department of Hopeless Security
by Stirling Newberry
This morning the Washington Post’s Susan B. Glasser and Michael Grunwald delivered an article which blasted the Department of Homeland Security - pointing out that it began with a branding exercise, and has descended into a hopeless morass of incompetence and cronyism: ...

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Tim Daneliuk
Feb 9 2006
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I find myself visited regularly by The Department Of Hopeless Security.

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quibbler
Feb 22 2006
The UAE isn’t a race, moron and neither is Mickey Chertoff or the department of Hopeless Insecurity, despite your pathetic spin and playing of the “race card”.

RealPolice.net Forums
Swat1
05-05-06, 10:53 AM
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Maybe us here at the Department of Hopeless Security (how funny), could drop everything and deploy a special reaction team out to get those pesky landscapers.

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rojodiablo
Jul-03-2006, 09:11 PM
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Fucking Department of Hopeless Insecurity.

LewRockwell.com Blog
Words That DHS Monitors
Posted by Michael S. Rozeff on May 28, 2012 05:22 AM
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DHS stands for Department of Harassment Services or Department of Hopeless Security.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 • Permalink