Saturday, April 25, 2009


To say that President BO has had a few troubles with those he has chosen to serve him would be an understatement.

Those he has put in charge of money matters, even the IRS, itself, have had more than a little trouble with their federal income taxes.

But some are constantly demonstrating that they are just plain ignorant of what is happening IN THE VERY FIELD THEY HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO HEAD!

Already, you have read here that Janet Napolitano has lumped ALL conservatives who are "anti-abortion," anti-big government, and so on into one basket and declared them a threat to Homeland Security.

It seems that she, who is in charge of Homeland Security, has little knowledge of the laws she is supposed to enforce.

Venerable CNN interviewer, John King, spoke with Napolitano about her take on illegal immigration.

During the interview Director Napolitano said:

“What we have to do is target the real evil-doers in this business, the employers who consistently hire illegal labor, the human traffickers who are exploiting human misery.

And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.”

If I were choosing someone to head up an agency as important as Homeland Security, I might select a person who is better informed about the law as it pertains to the job.

As it turns out, crossing the border illegally is, indeed, a criminal offense, not a civil one.

The applicable statute reads: “Any alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers . . . shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.”

OK, so one mistake is perhaps understandable.

But there is evidence that the problem with the DHS is, to use a word bounced around a lot these days, systemic. Perhaps symptomatic would fit better.

During an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Janet Napolitano discussed the Canadian/US border.

Neil MacDonald said, "...there's going to be 10-mile-long traffic jams, especially at the big crossings where a lot of trucks go through, that a lot of Americans don't carry passports, that the countries are going to be taken by surprise, that it's going to be very costly and very snarled.

Janet Napolitano answered, "Well, I certainly hope that doesn't come into play...

I mean, I understand how important borders are. I'm a former border state governor myself, and you need to keep those lines short and moving...

Canada is not Mexico, it doesn't have a drug war going on, it didn't have 6,000 homicides that were drug-related last year...

Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it's been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there."

Neil MacDonald asked, "Are you talking about the 9/11 perpetrators?"

Janet Napolitano responded, "Not just those but others as well. So again, every country is entitled to have a border. It's part of sovereignty. It's part of knowing who's in the country."

So, if I understand the conversation correctly, Director Napolitano believes that the 9/11 perps came into the U.S. from Canada?

And she's one of President BO's better choices.

You can read more about this at:

Let me ask you liberals: Does this level of intellect and knowledge bother you in the least? Why or why not?

Given her lack of accurate information, should Janet Napolitano be the Director of DHS?


sue said...

joe - have you read Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury? (book burning)

I rented it and it was pretty good but I suppose that reading it would be better.

Lone Ranger said...

Since Obama is totally unqualified for his position, it only makes sense that his appointees would also be unqualified.

Joe said...

Sue: Indeed I did read it. When it first came out, as a matter of fact.

LR: There has never been a man less qualified to hold that office, in my humble, but correct opinion.

bluepitbull said...

Hey, your right. Even Carter had at least military service.

TAO said...

Oh, and what on Bush's resume made him such a great choice? Business failure? Snorting cocaine and or being AWOL in the National Guard? Born with a silver spoon in his mouth (subconsiously THAT is the real reason you all loved him so much!)

Then we could look at his appointments...Brownie (whew he was so deserving of a medal!) Bremer (order the flags for the parade) or Gonzales

So, why not list out the job requirements and share them with the rest of us...

Hint, try to write them in a way that makes Sarah Palin the obvious choice....

Joe said...

Bluepitbull: Yeah, but Carter could only say, "nuklar."

TAO: "Oh, and what on Bush's resume made him such a great choice?"

Nothing that I know of. I certainly never said he was a great choice.

But he was certainly a lot better than Bill Clinton and miles ahead of John Kerry.

All three of them had more going for them in terms of ability and experience than President BO.

OK JOB REQUIREMENTS: Good Looking; Shrill Voice; Logical Thinker; Great Smile; Conservative Values; Cold Hands; Confident in Personal Beliefs; Type AAA Personality; Willing to Learn and to be Taught; Able to Shoot Straight; Oh, and did I include Good Looking?

Sarah Palin....PERFECT!

Look, except for JFK and WJC, we've had 200 years of the ugliest men on the planet serve as President.

Isn't it time we added some beauty to the White House?

TAO said...

"Drill, baby, Drill" is proof of logical thinking?

If you look at your definition its looks to me like Obama has all the qualifications you are looking for!

Joe said...

TAO: I thought you might say that.

But I noticed tht you did not address the beauty issue. I mean, don't we need SOME relief?

Anonymous said...

She isn't smart enough to be a rent-a-cop at a mall.

Joe said...

Kris Eveland: Thank you for the visit.

Personally, I'd be happy if we filled President BO's cabinet with mall security guards. It would be a step up.

shoprat said...

It's not about qualifications at all. It's about destroying us so they can have their childish revenge on the entire world.

sue said...

Joe: 'With the exception of JFK and WJC, we've had 200 years of the ugliest men on the planet
serve as President.'

Franklin Pierce was considered to be the most handsome president of
his time.

(What did you think of F451?)

Joe said...

Shoprat: That's a pretty lofty, if somewhat evil, goal.

Sue: Fahrenheit 451 was good reading, from my viewpoint, and a little prophetic in some ways.

Well, Pierce may have been good looking from a woman's point of view...but then I don't have one of those.

Mark said...

To answer the question that is the title of your entry, I believe he looks for the most Liberal, anti-American people he can find and then appoints them to the most unlikely positions.

"Why" is another question entirely, but I'll give you my answer to that one as well:

Because he's an idiot.

Joe said...

Mark: You know, I hate name calling, but in this case it is warranted.