We’re spending how much for a mascot?

While we are distracted by a jobs bill and taxing the rich even more than we already are, I thought you might be interested in learning what Secretary Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security is doing with your hard earned money. Read more

Just When You Thought You’d Seen It All…

… you get something like this:

Foes of illegal immigration are up in arms over plans for a weekend disaster exercise in western Iowa with a fictitious scenario in which young white supremacists shoot dozens of people amid rising tensions involving racial minorities and illegal immigrants.

The exercise is planned for Saturday at Treynor High School in Pottawattamie County and will involve more than 300 people, confirmed Doug Reed, the lead exercise planner for the county’s emergency management agency. Some 30 to 40 “victims” will be transported to area hospitals. He said a terrorism scenario is required by federal officials for the exercise to be eligible for funding.

The exercise scenario describes shootings occurring after rising tensions in the community because of an influx of minorities, Reed said. The newcomers, some who are American citizens and some who are illegal immigrants, were to have moved into a rural area from urban areas in search of more-affordable living. The newcomers are not welcomed by racial extremists, and controversy sweeps the community, he said.

Now, I know that Big Sister over at the Department of Homeland Security thinks that “nativists” are the biggest problem facing the United States, but this is really without precedent, at least as presented.  It sounds like the attack in Mumbai, executed by “misunderstanders of the religion of peace,” but to flip the script this hard seldom happens outside of Hollywood.

Napolitano: Blame Canada!

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano just keeps digging it deeper with Canada. The gaffe machine admits she got it wrong when she said the 9-11 hijackers came through Canada but that’s not what makes this bite so good. She blames the bruhaha on the Canadians who are unhappy she’s decided to tighten up the Canadian border.


So let me get this straight. You blunder by blaming 9-11 on lax Canadian security, which wasn’t and then you blame their anger on the fact you are tightening up the Canadian border anyway while the wild west show continues along the Mexican border where you said crossing illegally is not a crime. Yup … glad she could clarify that.

Editor’s Note: You can catch all of her gafftastic comments over the past few weeks in Erik’s post here.

Oh and Janet … this one’s for you … (CONTENT WARNING … THE KIDS DROP THE “F” BOMB)


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: political stunt woman

Homeland security chief Janet Napolitano needs to be fired immediately. As everyone knows last week she came out with and defended this document which asserts that Americans carrying out their constitutional and patriotic duty to have their voices heard are right wing extremists.

This was a political stunt designed to lump together military veterans and anyone with a conservative ilk, with Nazi skin head white supremacists and consider them all a threat. This is an attempt to disassociate credibility from anyone that wishes to express and defend their constitutional rights.

I honestly do not think I personally lean to the right, nor do I lean to the left, I am politically agnostic. I look at what I personally think is in the best interest of this country and that is what I support. Napolitano is derelict in her duty to defend the homeland and defend the constitution.

Homeland security is not a joke. It is not an agency that should be used as a tool to inject the suggestion that patriotic Americans are dangerous threats to our republic.

I have read a couple of articles today demonstrating her inability to concern herself with real problems.

Napolitano raised concerns in Canada with remarks indicating she wants to clamp down on border security, which businesses fear could throttle vital trade flows.

Janet, there is a border to the south. Swarms of people, many of which are criminals, flow across that border on a daily basis. In some areas there are terrorist drug lords threatening and killing our police officers. These are not Islamic terrorists but they are terrorizing citizens of this country and they are making our country less safe.

Stop marginalizing the major issue with the southern border. In the text of this speech she seems to have this attitude of fairness, she almost personifies the border and doesn’t want to cause one to feel like the red-headed step child. These borders are NOT equal by any means.

First, here is our approach. There needs to be some level of parity between the two borders. We don’t want to appear to go heavy on the southern border and light on the northern border. We will have a balanced approach, consistent with effective security for our entire country.

The bottom line here is that she is NOT fit to serve. She is a political hack carrying out a political agenda and this is unacceptable.

UPDATE: (Jim) Apparently the GOP agrees with Erik (via Hot Air) …

She doesn’t know immigration law or how the 9/11 hijackers got here, and she can’t manage a report on a topic as sensitive as domestic terrorism without insulting vets, but hey — at least she doesn’t owe back taxes. Who could have guessed that the title of Most Hapless Obama Appointee would pass so soon from Geithner?

and based on Erik’s post I can’t say I disagree. I will say it is refreshing that if she does resign, for once it won’t be because of taxes, it will just be incompetence.