JPL is wanting to buy the road that their "temporary" security checkpoint is on, and that spawned a fake internal memo, complete with the now-obligatory Cheney quail-hunting joke. Here's a taste:
"Originally we planned to buy the road in order to increase security by installing a permanent checkpoint on it," stated Dr. Charles Elachi, JPL's Director. "Upon further reflection, though, we realized that this was fundamentally a Homeland Security issue and thus the President, under Article II of the US Constitution, having absolute power over the law, could simply seize the land." The transfer of the land from the cities of Pasadena and La Canada-Flintridge was completed (at gunpoint) earlier this week at the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office."