MULTICULTURAL ENRICHMENT DEVICES STRIKE BACK – Via Tim Blair:
Tired of being stereotyped as passive defensive barricades against Islamic terrorism, Parliament House bollards have lately commenced attacks of their own.
Tony Wright reports:Multimillion-dollar security bollards designed to protect Parliament House from a terrorist attack have destroyed five luxury cars used to ferry federal politicians around the national capital.The heavy steel bollards, driven by powerful pneumatic motors, are capable of springing out of the roadway with such force they can fling large trucks into the air.But in five separate incidents since November last year – two in the past couple of weeks – bollards have been impaling Commonwealth cars, smashing everything from transmission systems to motors, and piercing the vehicles’ undercarriages …The problem, apparently, is human error.
So anti-terrorist bollards have done more damage around the Parliament House than terrorists. It’s funny – and let’s keep it that way.