From an Associated Press article:

The governor of Texas wants to turn all the world into a virtual posse. Rick Perry has announced a $5 million plan to install hundreds of night-vision cameras on private land along the Mexican border and put the live video on the Internet, so that anyone with a computer who spots illegal immigrants trying to slip across can report it on a toll-free hot line.

I’m not sure whether to categorize this as “scary” because it’s our government asking us to spy on one another (again), or “staggeringly stupid” because they think people are going to sit in front of their computers watching a web cam of the Texas desert, waiting for a fuzzy ten-pixel blob to pop out of the sagebrush and make a move for the border.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe the kind people running this place.