September 17, 2008

Wait, we're supposed to regulate what?

The kids over at Time bring us the moderately disturbing news that the (now read the name carefully) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - new name, same old ATF acronym - have lost "hundreds" of laptop computers over the last half decade.

Perhaps more troubling, since, again, they're supposed to be regulating four things including firearms, is that over the same period of time the agency also lost dozens of ... well ... uh ... weapons.

I would have liked this article even more if it reported that the agency had also lost a few cases of Stoli and 200 boxes of Marlboro Lights. It's like they're not even trying to cover all the bases.


bugs said...

why do we care if they lost computers?! i'm sure all the computers contain are emails, blogs & the like, right?!

Your escalator operator said...

Probably mostly blogs.