Sunday, May 22, 2011

HnC Vault: Earth To Janet...

Originally published November 9, 2009

Before anyone gets their prayer rugs in a twist, we are not equating Islam with swine flu. We are, however, suggesting rather strongly that Janet Napolitano shows a continuing inability to identify or act on real threats to our country.

The Homeland Security Secretary, while visiting Abu Dhabi, told Arabs that her department would be working to prevent any possible "wave of anti-Muslim sentiment" after the killing spree of Major Nidal Malik Hasan.

That's an interesting choice of words, Janet. Why should Homeland Security be involved with shaping the "sentiments" of the American people? Shouldn't you be doing other things like, oh, giving heightened scrutiny to people with access to military bases who post praise of suicide bombers online?

And why, when speaking at an international forum, would the Secretary continue to paint an ugly, untrue picture of America's citizenry as a potentially dangerous, anti-Muslim mob? Apparently, encouraging a wave of anti-American sentiment is still considered acceptable by this administration.

Update May 22, 2011

Today's cartoon has had the cobwebs brushed off in honor of Barack Obama's big speech this week in which he made yet another outreach to Muslims, offering them billions of taxpayer dollars and, as a special bonus, throwing Israel under the bus.

Since the cartoon above originally ran, we haven't seen a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment or actions in the United States...which could mean that Americans are basically decent people, or that Homeland Security is working overtime to keep us from hearing anything we might consider "upsetting."

Like, oh, making sure that most mainstream media outlets didn't report the story of the crazed Muslim on American Airlines Flight 1561 who tried to crash through the cockpit door while screaming "Allahu Akbar" a few weeks ago. Pro-Islamic supporters point out the possibility that the man thought it was the bathroom door...and that culturally, "Allahu Akbar" is always the pair of magic words one uses if "Open Sesame" doesn't do the trick.

As always, Mr. Obama and Ms. Napolitano would appreciate it if none of us "jump to conclusions" when it comes to such incidents.

Or about their increasingly indefensible policies.

Readers: Sorry about the technical snafu in getting today's cartoon posted on time. It was a little technical glitch (in fact, my very words on discovering it were "son of a glitch!").


Jim Hlavac said...

The president is a putz. Mr. President, give me back my money. I'd rather buy Israeli bonds than give it to a Muslim country. That would be patriotic.

Meanwhile, in good news, wholly unrelated to this sad story of a sad excuse of a president -- though apropos perhaps since he's driving us under water and I'd like to deep six the administration:

I went across the Morganza Spillway twice in the past few days -- and man o' man, I never did see such high water. It was a lake on one side miles and miles across, and roiling waters coming out the sluices opened on the other. The height difference is still 20 feet or so, but when it evens out, it'll be done. But it's working. And the swamp which is being swamped is working as it does. 3,000,000 acres under water, wow. All of it not much used and certainly not settled. And the crawfish crop is gonna' be bumper! And nothing in "Cajun Country" is being flooded, as I saw in so many reports, blog, local news and the lamestream press. But yikes, water right to the tippy tops of the dikes on one side, and the road too.

And I crossed the new James Audubon Bridge -- the largest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Wow, what a structure, and only 1/2 a billion bucks for the few hundred cars that no longer have to use the ferry each day. Maybe traffic will pick up in 20 years. But the job done, the jobs are lost, oh well, thanks Obama, for nothing, since it was slated under Bush's term, not yours.

And the this-coming-Tuesday 89 year old WWII vet I assist got the thrill of his life when he was specially honored at the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow by being brought front and center and feted with praise. Little did the crowd know that he fought the Nazis and the Japs by playing piano at the officers club in San Diego for the duration; no one asked, he didn't tell, (wink) he did his job and served his country.

Which is more than Obama is doing, that's for sure. Happy Sunday folks, it's a glorious day.

Pete(Detroit) said...

Not only offering $$B to "Muslims" but actually to (effectively) the Muslim Brotherhood.
And he says nothing about stopping payments to the Pali's, when Hamas 'blends' into the group.
So, now, not only are we funding terror indirectly w/ petro-bux, we'll actually be giving funds directly to the terrorists themselves.
Then again, he wants to negotiate w/ the Taliban and al-Q too.
Jackasshatted D-Baggery of the first water.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Jim Hlavac- Thanks for the travelogue (interesting stuff!) as well as the amusing story of the 89 year old vet. Hey, we all serve as we're best suited: he played piano, I make cartoons.

@Pete(Detroit)- While budget debates rage in Washington, the president is still coming up with interesting ways to blow billions of new (and borrowed) dollars on goodies for radical Islam. Perhaps this is his not-so-subtle way of saying "I'm sorry" about his inability to prevent the execution of Osama bin Laden.

robsan19 said...

Stilton, I received a cartoon today that I thought you might enjoy. Is there a way to share it here, or email it to you?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Robsan19- There's not a way for readers to post images directly here (even I can't post images in the comments section). You can email it to me at "Stilton(at)cutcheese(dot)com"

Earl said...

"... swine flu needs a hug." Loved it. Kind of Johnny Optimismish but in a sarcastic sort of way. Janet's naive and a foolish tool; Johnny's naive but pure.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Earl- Johnny is pure, which is why so many people in his world (which is a lot like ours) find him mystifying.

Napolitano, on the other hand, is indeed a foolish tool. I've had no use for her ever since she issued her warnings that the real terror suspects in our country are the military veterans, the people who care deeply about the constitution, those who oppose the murder of the unborn, and those who actually care about seeing our immigration laws honored.

With that sort of idiocy in writing, I don't know how anyone can still wonder if this country is culturally at war...or where the battle lines are drawn.

Doktor Paulie said...

Still recovering from the four hour bicycle ride that wife Judy drug me on yesterday. She's 60 and whipped my posterior! Our answer to Obamacare: sit on it and spin.

Today's cartoon reminds me of a phrase from Latin. "Cogito, ergo armatum sum." "I think, therefore I am armed." I only took one concealed handgun with me to church today, together with my Bible, and I was not bitter but joyful. Sorry BO. Since DHS, lead by Big Sis, seems determined to defend muslims from imaginary threats rather than all of us from real ones, it is up to each of us to do our duty as citizens and arm ourselves with weapons and proper training so that, in the awful necessity, we can defend ourselves and others.

Of course, the wonderful professionals in the DHS, and in the other security and law enforcement agencies have in reality been doing a marvelous job despite all the amateurs like Janet and Barry. We know because there has been only the one sucsessful attack on America since 9/11, the terrible event at Fort Hood. There will certainly be further attempts. Armed citizens will have to be the first line of defense against any attacks that slip by the professionals. Friends, arm yourselves.

Since The Magnificent One came out with his absurd "peace" proposal for the Middle East late last week, I have been busily telling all my Jewish friends, who were in the tank and feeling all sorts of tingles for Barack in 2008, them I have been telling, "I told you so," every chance I could. Oh, how they shut their eyes and ears and minds to the reality back then! For a few, the awful truth seeps through now. ANY friendship BO feigns for Israel is only an attempt to dupe Jewish voters into supporting his re-election.

Hell's a comin', friends, but we'll be alright, and so will Israel, because we look out for ourselves, and our friends.

John the Econ said...

We're just lucky he's not demanding that we return to our 1803 boundaries...

Andrew said...

We cut Napolitano way too much slack when we let her off as merely a 'naive fool'. Fool she is, and incompetent, but she's not ignorant of the Muslim threat. She's totally, willingly, knowingly in bed with our Muslim enemies, for whatever complex twisted reasons that only a skilled psychiatrist (or good waterboarding team) could uncover.

Inadequate personalities and second rate minds like Napolitano are always attracted to totalitarianism and its trappings of power, which in the West usually manifests as 'career bureaucrat'. ( In military speak, 'diligent and stupid'.) Wretched sociopaths.
But she knows exactly what she's doing, just as those at Nuremberg knew exactly what they had been doing (and Janet would have eagerly fit right in to the Thousand Year Reich. Her incompetency would have prevented her rising any higher than, say, local neighborhood block gauleiter--but she would have been an unstable, vindictive terror to the couple of apartment buildings she was assigned to inform on.

Andrew said...

PS Off topic, I'm watching MSNBC's tingly groupie newsgirls covering our First Black President's taxpayer-funded self-awarded all-expenses trip to Ireland to 'find his roots' on our dime. The prez' advance team must have had orders to find photo opp locations that would look like 'The Quiet Man' sets, replete with stock extras.
It's like an ONION parody. As Dave Barry says, you can't make this stuff up. With BO, you don't even need to make it up.
Stilton, this trip BEGS for your attention...

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Andrew- I agree that Napolitano is not just incompetent, she's pursuing a distinctly anti-American agenda (as is Obama).

As far as Obama's search for his Irish roots, that's definitely on my short list for tomorrow's cartoon.

Andrew said...

Those Irish pubs are a lot more photogenic than the tin-roof shacks his much closer blood-kin relatives reportedly live in.
Air Force One won't be filing any flight plans for African family reunions anytime soon.

Favorite on-camera quote from an Irish local : "He doesn't, ah, much resemble any of the families around here, you know?'