Monday, April 27, 2009

Stay Calm, Janet Napolitano Is On Top Of Things

In an update that should make us feel safer, we find that Janet Napolitano is in charge of the swine flu crisis.

Normally a situation like this would be managed by the Health and Human Services Secretary but getting a HHS Secretary seated has been a bigger struggle for Obama then finding a Democrat that has paid their taxes.

First we had Tom Daschle who withdrew because he did not pay taxes, which brings up the question, just how bad of a tax cheat do you have to be to not be able to work in the Obama administration? With the standards of the administration so low, one has to assume he has never paid taxes and is counting his 10 cats as children.

Now we have Kathleen Sebelius, Governor of Kansas, attempting to be confirmed. At first she was delayed because of taxes. Luckily for her she only cheated the government out of several thousand dollars. This isn't even enough to get yourself attention in the Obama administration. You can even imagine the other secretaries laughing at her behind her back for her amateurish accounting, only a few thousand dollars, charming.

Now she is being held up because she "misrepresented" how much she is connected to a late term abortion doctor performing illegal abortions in Kansas. The doctor Sebelius supports is performing some of the latest late term abortions in the country. Bottom line is the man is a murderer and our soon to be HHS Secretary seems to think he is peachy.

The whole point of this is that we do not have a HHS Secretary currently. Obama is out golfing and can't take care of it. Therefore since things are quiet on the Canadian border, Napolitano isn't doing anything over at Homeland Security so she thought she would help out.

White House: Obama Updated Regularly, Despite Golf Outing

WASHINGTON -- President Obama went golfing and the Department of Health and Human Services is short a secretary, so other U.S. officials took the controls Sunday as the Obama administration ramps up efforts to find and isolate U.S. cases of swine flu.

During a White House briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that HHS will issue a public health emergency warning that will free up resources to address the outbreak that has hit 20 Americans in five states.
Meanwhile, as Napolitano, Besser, presidential homeland security adviser John Brennan and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs addressed reporters, Obama golfed with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Trade Representative Ron Kirk and White House aide Marvin Nicholson.

The White House permitted journalists no opportunity to video Obama golfing. Gibbs denied that the rare weekend White House briefing was designed to minimize attention that otherwise might have been paid to a presidential golf outing during a public health scare.

"I'm not sure I would draw a direct conclusion between the news today and the president's golf," Gibbs said. "The president has been updated regularly on this and will continue to do so as we will continue to regularly update you."

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Interpretation: "This is nothing like when Obama dined on $100/pound steaks while people were freezing to death this winter."

To show she was on the job, Napolitano promptly held a news conference to announce that she wasn't going to do anything about the crisis.

US says not testing travelers from Mexico for flu

WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The United States is not testing airplane travelers from Mexico for the swine flu virus that has heightened fears of a possible pandemic, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Sunday.

"Right now we don't think the facts warrant more active testing or screening of passengers coming in from Mexico," she said at a White House briefing


I personally would prefer the Health Secretary from Britain (they actually have one)

Swine flu: Every passenger arriving in Britain from Mexico screened

Every passenger arriving in Britain from Mexico is to be tested for signs of swine flu amid fears that the disease has spread across the world.

Two travellers were admitted to a hospital in Scotland when they complained of flu-like symptoms after returning from holiday in the country.

Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, said Britain was on "constant alert" after the previously unknown influenza spread from Mexico to America and cases were reported as far afield as New Zealand, France, Spain, Israel and Canada.

He said he had no doubt that there would be more cases of travellers coming into Britain with flu-like symptoms and promised that they will be examined "very, very quickly" by the NHS.

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But, isn't he afraid of offending Mexicans?

This just in: While I am writing this Obama is giving a press conference. He's in a suit, must be done golfing, no wait, is that a golf cart off to the side?

Anyways, he is assuring us of two things.

-The government will respond to this accordingly depending on how the story goes. Interpretation: "We don't know what the Hell to do. I have a Homeland Security Secretary that's an idiot, the Mexican border is a sieve, and my golf cart went into the pond."

-He will promptly increase the federal funding of health care because the real problem here is that we are not spending enough money.

I'm feeling sick.


Flavor Country said...

I know you are not worried about a little flu are you Chuck?

This will amount to nothing much like the bird flu did. While I will criticize the government for most things the U.S. is always on top of these diseases.

With the amount of travel we have around the world coming in and out of here, are percentage of outbreaks is nothing compared to countries elsewhere.

Other countries can do testing of passengers arriving from Mexico because they are not a border country, it's useless here.

Also with things like this Napolitano and anyone at the top become no more than spokespeople for these things. It's the people at the CDC and other agencies who have been there for years that are running the show.

Lastly so the leader of the free world can't relax for a day because some germ freaks start having a fit. Should he sit by the phone? Maybe hold a another press conference? I know maybe have a birthday party like Bush did during Katrina when Americans were actually dying.

When this turns out to be nothing, I hope we see another post praising the administration for handling this outbreak.

Off my soapbox now :)

stormin said...

nothing to fear folks! Obama the messiah will heal the sick and raise the dead from this scourge.

Toronto Real Estate said...

You have to love Janet, I mean she's the funnies politician I've seen in a long time. She makes me laugh and doubt the limits of stupidity every time. She is a real winner.

Take care, Julie

shoprat said...

I wonder if he will start worrying when someone in the White House suddenly has symptoms.

It could be a false alarm, but then again . . .

My Blog said...

Great stuff my friend, did you see today's NY Post?
The New York Post has a piece up today called 100 Days, 100 Mistakes, detailing the mistakes of the Obama Administration.

mksviews said...

Hussein goes golfing ey, so is that fat sack of crap michael moore there with him to you know, bring us the truth!

Hussein golfs while the nation starves, something along those lines. Maybe there was a donut shop nearby and mickie was detained, the poor he pretends to give a crap about will just have to suck it in for the team.

"To show she was on the job, Napolitano promptly held a news conference to announce that she wasn't going to do anything about the crisis."

You see Chuck, in this world, looking like you're doing something is more important than actually doing something. We the public are partly to blame for it.

I wonder if anyone in the hussein camp will wake up to the fact that keeping the border secure would have helped in a situation like this. nah, they wouldn't give a crap if a few Americans died.

On a side note, i see that the Europeans have advised all to avoid America, i wonder if hussein regrets his earlier tour of polishing euro-ass. Nah, he'll probably think that more ass-polishing is needed.

Z said...

"My Blog"...only 100 mistakes? He's made more than 1 a day!
OH,'re right, those Wednesday night cocktail party/rock star events give us all a break. How much trouble CAN the Obamas get into while drinking martinis and dancing to Stevie Wonder?

Chuck, your humor at Pasadena's..."Obama stopped by the senate in 2006??" Kills me.

And yes, I feel sick thinking of Napolitano in charge of OUR HEALTH now, too.

Flavor Country...You doing any telethons for all those Midwesterners drowned out the last year or so, on and off? Oh, I forgot; they're not even asking for help. And Obama's not being accused of anything. right.

Chuck said...

Flavor, actually it's not the flu, it's DHS I sworry about. As far as writing a blog retracting this, no. For one thing the obvious answer is it could averted through no doing of the administration at all. Will you right one critical of him if I am right?

Stormin, this is the hope (or change? I get confused)

Julie, welcome and thanks for stopping by. If you really are from Toronto you've gotta love the whole bit with Janet N (and McCain)

Shoprat, I was a little concerned when I heard he was in contact with it. Like him or not we are not going to wish ill will on him

My Blog, for a minute there I thought it read the NYT. I was going to take another pill and look again

MK, I've no doubt Moore is right on it

Z, they're only counting the major mistakes

Flavor Country said...

Chuck, you know I have criticized Dems on my blog before, I even done Obama.

You have my word if you're right, I trash his ass!

Always On Watch said...

On the CBS Morning News today, I heard that we can't control our borders. I think that Napolitano said that, meaning, of course, that we shouldn't even try to control our borders in the middle of a flu epidemic. Of course, she is the same person who stated that illegal immigrants aren't breaking the law.

As for BHO's golfing, it sends the wrong message. He's such an elitist! He thinks he's above all of us and won't be touched by any of the troubles most Americans have to deal with. I don't know if I can stand to watch his celebratory press conference tomorrow night. But I might watch, just to see how far up into the air he tips his chin, like Mussolini's pose.

luckyneko1 said...

Obama's crew are tax cheat and Bush's crew hired undocumented workers. Why do you only see one side of things??????? People need to grow up, quit trying to divide this country even more and realize that most of the powers that be do not follow the same rules most of us do.

Chuck said...

Lucky, thanks for stopping by. While I do agree that Bush did nothing to stem the flow of illegal immigration, I'm not sure he hired any of them. As far as blaming it on Bush, your off by about 8 years. A lot of the illegal immigrants that are here now came in during the Clinton administration.

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