: Back after 9.11, I made fun of folks who went out to buy gas masks.

Now I wonder.

Congress just appropriated $4 million to buy gas masks for New York police.

Gas masks have been distributed throughout Congress.

The Pentagon is training its workers to wear masks.

Saudi Arabia is importing gas masks for its people.

mask.gifHey, what about us?

What happens when the toxic cloud comes? Our officials and protectors get to stand there watching us gasp and die. This isn’t like the mask that comes down on an airplane — put on your own mask first and then assist children — this means they live and we don’t because they have masks and we don’t. What’s wrong with this picture?

I’m going shopping.