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.

It seems that the Department has

been creating various animated characters for materials intended to ‘prepare’ kids for disasters…

Of course, why we need animated characters for this project may forever remain a mystery.  As will why or what the government could possibly do to prepare kids for disasters.

But, here comes the best part.

…Senator Ron Johnson (R. Wis.) reports that Washington could save $2.6 million over ten years if the bureaucrats could simply settle on one mascot. [emphasis supplied]

And those on the left wonder why conservatives are opposed to raising taxes on anyone.  Next time someone asks you why you are “Taxed Enough Already”, direct them to this example of a ridiculous waste of taxpayer money.


11 replies
  1. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    Looks like bureaucratic incompetence and waste overseen by the dumpy lil’ Homeland Security Oberf?rher is the new whipping boy for this blog.

  2. winnie
    winnie says:

    Janet could travel to the Island of Misfit Mascots Commune (South Park episode)…there are several to choose from, like:
    Willie-the-don’t-stare-directly-into-the-sun Worm
    Oinky-the-run-around-with-scissors Pig
    Jimmy-the-don’t-hold-onto-a-large-magnet-while-someone-else-uses-a-fan-nearby Falcon
    Sexual Harassment Panda
    & finally, Happy-the-don’t-do-stuff-that-might-irritate-your-inner-ear Badger
    While none of these mascots specifically addresses disasters, I’m sure there is an Obama? job training program out there somewhere to fix that glitch.? 🙂

  3. NH-Jim
    NH-Jim says:

    How about Taz, the Tasmanian Devil?? He enters on screen in a flurry of a tornado, stops and exclaims,
    Narrator: “Kids, that means, run for your lives a tornado is coming.”

  4. JBS
    JBS says:

    How about: Abdul, the armed terrorist bomb-vest wearing slogan shouting swarthy Muslim extremist? Freshly shaved, too. Hmmmmm . . .
    O.K., too real. (Damn, I’ll never get that $2.6 million!) What are they looking for, a transformer?
    Believe it or not, Ms. Napolitano, kids know just what is happening. And, they have plenty to be scared about.? Why do you want to scare them even more? Is this retribution for having to hide under your desk practicing for when the big bomb exploded? Play-acting a disaster with a mascot is not going to make children accept the reality of it. No amount of preparation will ever totally prepare anyone for disaster when it happens.
    This is a slippery slope, stuff happens.

  5. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    I wish I could take credit for the moniker ‘Janet Incompetano’, but sadly cannot.? If the shoe fits though….

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