The Foo Alert System

On Jan 26, 2011, the US Department of Homeland Security discontinued its feckless attempt at a color-coded warning system pioneered in the wake on the 9/11 terrorist attacks by then-Secretary Tom Ridge and President George W. Bush. Since the end of the color-coded alerts, Americans have yearned for an easy-to-understand system that tells them exactly how frightened they should be of the vaguely Middle-Eastern guy who works at the falaffel stand on the corner.

We are Darth Politico do not condone such race-baiting or fearmongering. However, we do strive to find a way to take our daily collective temperature.

For parsinony's sake, we could think of nothing more simple, universal, and emotive than the many emotions and looks of Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters.

And, as the Foo Fighters remind us, it is not terrorists, or Muslims, or Mormons, or spiders, or swine flu that we should be afraid of, but of Foo of all kinds. We therefore present, with sanction from the Department of Homeland Security, the Foo Alert System.


So, based on the emotional angst and content of the song, we can judge the nation's status from Green:
A Small Chance of Foo-lery, to Red: FULL FOO FRONTAL ASSAULT!!!!!!!!

We'll try to give you a daily, or near daily update, on the likelihood of Foo in our nation. For those who like a color wheel approach, we also present this:


This concludes our public service message.  Brought to you by Footos: The Fresh Fighter!