Homeland Security chief skipped EunuchBomber review, shows up for SOTU

posted at 11:36 am on January 29, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

The most embarrassing thing Janet Napolitano did on Wednesday turns out not to be napping during her boss’ State of the Union speech.   Instead, as CNS News reports, the Secretary of Homeland Security apparently ditched a meeting with Congress over the handling of the EunuchBomber.  Even Democrats want an answer to the question, “Where the hell is Secretary Napolitano?”

Top Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee publicly scolded Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for failing to show up at a Wednesday hearing where the committee examined the attempted Christmas Day suicide bombing of Northwest Flight 253. One Democrat on the committee said he wanted to know “where the hell” Napolitano was.

That evening, Napolitiano [sic] did prominently show up at the Capitol to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. But earlier in the day, she dispatched Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute to testify on her behalf in the Homeland Security Committee on what went wrong in the homeland-security process that allowed would-be suicide-bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board a plane bound from Amsterdam to the Detroit.

The committee has primary oversight over Napolitano’s department, and top Democrats on the panel made it clear they were angry that she failed to show up for such an important hearing.

Napolitano instead sent an aide rather than deal with the committee.  Why?  The first part of the clip gives us an idea.  Chris Carney (D-PA) says he wants an answer to the question of why Napolitano went on television to claim that “the system worked,” when it clearly did not.  Bennie Thompson (D-MS) spoke with Napolitano earlier in the week, and she had given him no indication that she would be unable to attend.

Her high-profile catnap during the SOTU speech shows pretty clearly that she didn’t use the time to get some rest.  So what pressing business took priority over fixing the problems that almost led to 300 deaths and the first foreign terrorist attack in years?  Because if something else takes priority over counterterrorism for the Homeland Security Secretary, then that’s just another reason why we need a replacement — now.


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So what pressing business took priority over fixing the problems that almost led to 300 deaths and the first foreign terrorist attack in years?

A brazilian bikini wax.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM

FIRE HER NOW!! She has been sleeping on the job all along.
She is not qualified and needs to go away.

Ed Laskie on January 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I doubt she knows anything about the inner workings of Homeland Security. She’s a figurehead, just as are Panetta and Sebilus. Perfect examples of the Peter Principle.

a capella on January 29, 2010 at 11:50 AM

DO NOT discount Sebilious. In the Obama/Sunstein scheme of things she would be running the largest most important cabinet position in Gov’t. It is under the innocuous heading of HHS that true peril to our freedoms would come about. She revealed a glimpse of what her position would entail in an interview regarding the since shelved plan to bar smoking in the military. Shelved I beleive because it tipped their hand too soon.

She had stated that because the gov’t was responsible finacially for the the extended health of military personel, they had the right to to insist that members not burden that system with irresponsible behavior. The interviewer then asked if that member was deemed to be overweight, would that mean her office from indulging in ice-cream?

Her response, “I would certainly hope so!”

Now if the Gov’t is finacially responsible for everyone’s health, under this logic HHS would be able to dictate that all Americans quit smoking. And for that matter dictate proper diet, healthy behavior, what have you, under the rubric of insisting citizens “irresponsibly” over-burden the system.

Styen had a great piece (and funny as hell) under “Warm-mongers”. It stipulated that if the Gov’t can regulate anything that might effect peoples’ health or enviroment, that there was pretty much nothing left outside of those parameters. Defacto, total control.

We all grew up hearing some version of “I put clothes on your back, food in you stomach and a roof over your head> So you have to do as I say.” This pretty much puts parents in the position to dictate to those they are charged to take of. Indeed if they fail to do these things they can be criminally charged. It is against the law not to dictate to children what is best for them. There-in lies the danger of the nanny-state.

It is under feel-good headings such as Health & Human Services, that in true Orwellian fashion the greatest evils manifest themselves.

Archimedes on January 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how the democrats manage to find the most hideous looking women for top government jobs.I give them an A+ on that !!!!

LODGE4 on January 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM

I feel safer. Do you feel safer? I feel safer.

Bishop on January 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM

A brazilian bikini wax.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Oh dude… I must go vomit now. Thanks a lot.

KeepOhioRed on January 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM

This is nuts……………Do these states not look to their neighbors? OR can has a single payer and it is not working. They will have to be bailed out by the fed.
Obama has got to be printing money. There is no way there is enough money for what these damn libs are hemmorhaging.

ORconservative on January 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Never saw AnninCA get angry before. Interesting…
Liam on January 29, 2010 at 12:08 PM

She obviously didn’t read the article and focused like a laser on the most insignificant aspect. When called out, she was embarrassed and threw her faux tantrum regarding that large segment of voters we are losing by demanding accountability from our national leaders. She’ll be back,..her contract demands it.

a capella on January 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

will, of course, if this blog subscribes to this type of story as relevant.

Do you? Really?

AnninCA on January 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM

When the leader of Homeland Security fails to attend a hearing directly relating to her leadership (or lack thereof) takes a pass? Yes, really. This story is relevant.

Oh, and if you don’t mind, please pass me whatever it is that you’re smoking today.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Oh dude… I must go vomit now. Thanks a lot.

KeepOhioRed on January 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Sorry… I just couldn’t resist.

P.S. I’m not a dude :o)

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM

I’ll leave this blog to you.

And I will exit.

AnninCA on January 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I’m afraid to hope…

ladyingray on January 29, 2010 at 12:24 PM

I feel safer. Do you feel safer? I feel safer.

Bishop on January 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM

To be honest Bishop, I do actually feel a tiny bit safer when JNap is, uh, napping. Sure, I’d rather have someone that gives a sh!t about our safety in that role, but I take what I can get.

JusDreamin on January 29, 2010 at 12:24 PM

AnninCA on January 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Any bets?

ORconservative on January 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

a capella on January 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Exactly. Why would I care if Janet slept thru the speech? I imagine millions of Americans did, or took a pass watching at all. I know I kept dozing, or channel surfing. LOL

capejasmine on January 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

BTW, I think you’re going to blow this opportunity by pushing us out.

I think you’ll really rue this partisanship move.

AnninCA on January 29, 2010 at 11:56 AM

To be lectured about partisanship by the filthy lying coward in the White House is absurd. The time for being nice is over. Bill after bill, massive debt after massive debt is being passed on a party line basis with the Rats on the wrong side each and every time. This administration has been nothing but partisan and childish so it’s time for the adults to take over. The GOP simply cannot work with this Dem leadership.

highhopes on January 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

A brazilian bikini wax.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Make posters with pictures of that event. Place them 100 feet apart along the borders and at immigration booths.

We will be safe.

Yoop on January 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Janet has her own priorities. None of which appear to have anything to do with public safety. After all – ‘the system works’ – no problems, no worries.

GarandFan on January 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM

So what pressing business took priority over fixing the problems that almost led to 300 deaths and the first foreign terrorist attack in years?

A brazilian bikini wax.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM

—–
Well, I just lost my appetite.

Jed_Eckert on January 29, 2010 at 12:30 PM

And I will exit.

AnninCA on January 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Goodbye Ann!

AsianGirlInTights on January 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Use the preview button Archie, sorry about the freakin typos! But I think you can spot the missing words and ctual intent of my post.

Nappy will prolly be gone soon enough, the Dhim’s are getting seriously worried as the danger she presents is all too obvious. Retaining her services will increasingly become indefensible, and after Brown’s capitalizing on security issues in MA, they are going to want to cede this ground again to the Rep’s.

The evil intents of Sebilious however lurk in the background and just under the surface. The danger she poses will not be realized until it is too late.

I’m telling you, keep an eye on the man woman behind the curtain.

Archimedes on January 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Make posters with pictures of that event. Place them 100 feet apart along the borders and at immigration booths.

We will be safe.

Yoop on January 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Yoop? You just laid out our immigration reform solution.

American ingenuity and excellence, at its finest!

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Yoop on January 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM

One more place, in Airplane bathrooms with a caption—These are what your 72 virgins look like that await you!!!!

Ladywolfnl on January 29, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Archimedes on January 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM

You’re right about the risk of HHS telling people what they’re allowed to have, and we have a start of that here in NY. Fois grois (sic) is banned for sale in NYC restaurants, and there’s a proposal to tax soda pop state-wide at a penny per ounce.

The limiting will come first in the form of taxation, with a ban of certain foods and drinks inevitable.

In the meantime, we have a National Security chief who doesn’t seem to much care for her job.

Liam on January 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM

In fairness to my ex-governor… Obama didn’t say anything about security anyway so why not sleep through the stupid boring speech!

petunia on January 29, 2010 at 12:42 PM

A brazilian bikini wax.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Eewww…

loudmouth883 on January 29, 2010 at 12:43 PM

So what pressing business took priority over fixing the problems that almost led to 300 deaths and the first foreign terrorist attack in years? Because if something else takes priority over counterterrorism for the Homeland Security Secretary, then that’s just another reason why we need a replacement — now.

Ed,

Thats an easy one to answer. She was doing exactly as you suggest above. She was putting the final touches on the latest report of domestic terrorism. This year, it’s the Boy Scouts.

BobMbx on January 29, 2010 at 12:45 PM

The GOP people of this country simply cannot work with this Dem leadership something that does not exist.

highhopes on January 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

FIFY

BobMbx on January 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM

So what pressing business took priority over fixing the problems that almost led to 300 deaths and the first foreign terrorist attack in years? Because if something else takes priority over counterterrorism for the Homeland Security Secretary, then that’s just another reason why we need a replacement — now.

Even if Napolitano had shown and testified that she personally called Amsterdam International Airport to lobby for Umar’s boarding pass, Congress can’t tell her not to do that anymore. It can only pressure the President into telling her not to do that anymore, or firing her.

She deprived Congress of their fireworks, rudely, and she ought to know better if she wants a seat at the top table. That doesn’t have much to do with the operation of her department. Secy. Geithner, for instance, took his lumps before the green table–think he’s running Treasury any differently than last week?

Chris_Balsz on January 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM

When the leader of Homeland Security fails to attend a hearing directly relating to her leadership (or lack thereof) takes a pass? Yes, really. This story is relevant.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Nepolitano needs to testify under oath, as do all the other people who were screwing off when this incident occurred. There is a crisis in confidence that can only be resolved with a real investigation and some “personnel changes.”

My top question: Why is Eric Holder the only person involved in national security decisions.

highhopes on January 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Ann leaving, Bleeds Blue and Simplesimon banned.
I think we face a troll shortage!

AsianGirlInTights on January 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Ann leaving, Bleeds Blue and Simplesimon banned.
I think we face a troll shortage!

AsianGirlInTights on January 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Oh, there’s no shortage at all! We still have a target rich environment here.

Liam on January 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Ann leaving, Bleeds Blue and Simplesimon banned.
I think we face a troll shortage!

AsianGirlInTights on January 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Don’t Ann fool you, she isn’t going anywhere. She just got a wee bit embaressed and flustered. She made a big drama production out of it once she figuered out we knew she did not read the article. I give her an 8.9 for the flounce, she would have gotten a 9.9, but I know she really doesn’t mean it.

Johnnyreb on January 29, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Johnnyreb on January 29, 2010 at 12:59 PM

I agree. She’ll be back.

ladyingray on January 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM

This is especially galling, given this Administration’s clear philosophy that “protecting the homeland” is preferred to taking the war to the enemy. Democrats for the last six years have been running a narrative that Bush and the Republicans have ignored and underfunded homeland security, which could actually stop terrorists and prevent attacks, while spending trillions on unnecessary wars that have not stopped the terrorists from trying to attack us. John Kerry yammered about this all through the 2004 campaign and so did Obama in 2008. The whole debate over creating the DHS centered around this phony choice between war abroad and security at home. Democrats seemed prepared to hunker us down into a Fortress America with metal detectors and cameras everywhere and Jersey barriers around every important building.

Well, they have had a year to implement that philosophy, and the result is dozens dead at Fort Hood and a near-catastrophe in the skies over Detroit.

Could it be that they were never serious to begin with?

rockmom on January 29, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Even Democrats want an answer to the question, “Where the hell is Secretary Napolitano?”

Asleep at the switch. That picture will haunt this administration, forever. It is incredibly symbolic.

Schadenfreude on January 29, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Anyone else agree?AnninCA on January 29, 2010 at 11:50 AM

No. As the person in charge of homeland security Incompetano should have dealt with the terror attack properly, reported about it accurately and appeared before congress when they asked her to.

What part of “in charge” is hard to understand? She’s responsible by virtue of her position and authority. What she has and is showing is that she’s completely useless and incapable of performing her duties.

dogsoldier on January 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM

I’ll leave this blog to you.

And I will exit.

AnninCA on January 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Well don’t let the tent flap hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM

3:00am call? Hell, Nappie won’t even answer the a 3:00pm call to a Congressional committee call…

d1carter on January 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Not sure what to wish for. Napolitano is an incompetent tool, but that may be better than competent flaming liberals like Holder, who are smart enough to accomplish their destructive goals. We may be better off with more bumblers in the administration than liberals who are smart and malicious, such as Cesspool Sunstein, whose effort to destroy our economy through regulation is well underway.

GaltBlvnAtty on January 29, 2010 at 1:17 PM

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Totally uncalled for dude.
That is disgustingly crass & you should apologize.
No one deserves that kind of comment.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM

I think AnninCa forgot to see the video…even Benny Thompson seemed to be miffed…

d1carter on January 29, 2010 at 1:21 PM

All of this shows that she insert name of an Obama appointee has no managerial skills and is unfit for the job she holds in this administration.

highhopes on January 29, 2010 at 11:43 AM

FIFY

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Totally uncalled for dude.
That is disgustingly crass & you should apologize.
No one deserves that kind of comment.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Bite me.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I’ve never understood how Napolitano can continue to fail upwards. She waltzed into the AZ Attorney General, then waltzed into the governor’s office. Her greatest achievements were renaming a mountain and getting all day kindergarten. She actively thwarted border security measures. Now she is in charge of the nation’s security.

azkag on January 29, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Agreed. I’m glad she’s gone from AZ, but sorry for our country. Maybe her approval for the job got a boost when McCain endorsed her:

“Gov. Napolitano’s experience as the former U.S. attorney for Arizona, Arizona’s attorney general and as governor warrants her rapid confirmation by the Senate, and I hope she is quickly confirmed,” McCain said in a statement Thursday.

Desert Gardens on January 29, 2010 at 1:24 PM

A lil off topic here, but does anyone else notice that look on Rahms face? Like an adoring, longing face? LOL Makes me wonder if Rahm is Obama’s Monica Lewinsky? LOL

capejasmine on January 29, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Me thinks Rahm is Gepetto and Obama is his Pinocchio.

redridinghood on January 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM

She was probably drunk… or carpet munching… or both.

Seriously, we are in danger here. She is clearly incompetent, over her head, and at arm’s length from her core responsibilities. I’ve got to believe that Obama is keeping her in his back pocket to throw out as a sacrificial lamb after the next terrorist event.

lionheart on January 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I guess I was under the impression that I was addressing a rational individual who had perhaps made an inconsiderate oversight.
I see now that I am addressing an unreasonable prick.
Cheers.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 1:32 PM

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Guess my reply was not posted, so I will say this again:
I thought I was originally addressing a reasonable person who had inadvertently made an uncharacteristic slur by just not thinking.
In reality I was addressing an unreasonable jerk.
Stay classy.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Me thinks Rahm is Gepetto and Obama is his Pinocchio.

redridinghood on January 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM

So you think Rahmmy is wishing for a real boy?

Racist!
/s

JusDreamin on January 29, 2010 at 1:37 PM

lionheart on January 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Your disgusting comment is no better.
God people, you are no credit to HA at all.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 1:37 PM

She is not asleep – she is feeling the tingle.

Texas Mike on January 29, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Guess my reply was not posted, so I will say this again:
I thought I was originally addressing a reasonable person who had inadvertently made an uncharacteristic slur by just not thinking.
In reality I was addressing an unreasonable jerk.
Stay classy.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Every time you post on this, you make it clear that you either haven’t read the thread, or that you have and still are in the dark.

Since you apparently came in on the end of it and weren’t one of the folks who challenged Ann on her moronic assertions, you should probably just mind your own business. And though I’m sure of what you are, I will refrain from naming you.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:41 PM

lionheart on January 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM
Your disgusting comment is no better.
God people, you are no credit to HA at all.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Umm, Ed and Allah seem to do a good enough job of policing HA. I don’t imagine they need your help with it, grandma.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Ah she’s just takin a world-class dump!

jgdp on January 29, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Ah she’s just takin a world-class dump!

jgdp on January 29, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Ooooo! Badger40′s gone git you!! :)

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:47 PM

KeepOhioRed on January 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM

+1000

Where can I get mind bleach!

Al in St. Lou on January 29, 2010 at 1:49 PM

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Ann’s points are moronic.
I never disagreed with you on that.
I am calling you out on your disgusting epithets.
Clearly you feel it acceptable to refer to a woman’s anatomy in vulgar ways when you disagree with one of us ‘grandmas’.
I guess at 40, I could be a grandma.
But I still have school aged kids at home.
And I did read your threads.
You are just a nasty person for saying disgusting things when you don’t need to.
Ann has proven herself to be delusional.
You detract from her unsound arguments by showing yourself to be a pig.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Well don’t let the tent flap hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM

In reality I was addressing an unreasonable jerk.
Stay classy.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Ok, this might be a stupid question, but what was offensive?
Does tent flap have some sexual innuendo/meaning like teabagger or something??? If so explain if you can without getting banned.
I thought the tent flap was the same as the door. We have a saying in the South “Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya”- which means, Don’t let the door hit ya on the butt on your way out” – or leave and be quick about it!

redridinghood on January 29, 2010 at 2:16 PM

redridinghood on January 29, 2010 at 2:16 PM

This is exactly what I’m wondering. And how is what I said worse than – or how does it merit – being called a prick and a jerk?

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM

You know, when you tell someone to ‘bite you’, it isn’t exactly very nice.
Sorta like F-off.

We have a saying in the South “Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya”- which means, Don’t let the door hit ya on the butt on your way out” – or leave and be quick about it!

redridinghood on January 29, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Talking about where someone is split means 2 things all over:
your butt-crack & a woman’s other ‘crack’.
It’s a common enough slur that I felt it warranted a comment.
And the carpet munching comment went beyond that.
Split was a word IMO that shouldn’t have entered into that phrase, IMO.
I am not a PC kinda gal-but I do teach HS I can tell you that word coupled with that phrase is what a lot of people think of.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM

I have a theory as to where she was that day.

Feasting on the souls of homeless children. Though I could be wrong.

madmonkphotog on January 29, 2010 at 2:41 PM

But she showed up at a meeting with the Arabs – obviously more important.

Friendly21 on January 29, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Well, she obviously didn’t miss lunch…

right2bright on January 29, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM

So far, in the past hour or so, you’re the only one who’s seemed to be bothered by it. That’s not a lot of people. It also seems that you’re pretty much occupied with a certain portion of the female anatomy.

My post to Ann had nothing to with that. It was meant as redridinghood explained it. You are the one who grasped at something and have ended up looking foolish. If anyone is owed an apology from anyone, I am owed an apology from you.

I won’t hold my breath.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Well, she obviously didn’t miss lunch…

right2bright on January 29, 2010 at 2:47 PM

You got dat right. And in the pic I don’t believe she’s snoozing. She’s serene, and filling with the spirit of the lord president. And she could speak in tongues at any moment, “The system worked!”

curved space on January 29, 2010 at 3:03 PM

So what pressing business took priority over fixing the problems that almost led to 300 deaths and the first foreign terrorist attack in years?

300 deaths?

The plane was on approach to DTW, which took it over densely populated areas. Had Fruit-of-the-Loom succeeded, the death toll would likely result in just as many if not many more deaths on the ground than on the plane itself.

Del Dolemonte on January 29, 2010 at 3:24 PM

AnninCA on January 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Any bets?

ORconservative on January 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

It was about a year ago that getalife “banned” herself.

That lasted less than 24 hours.

Del Dolemonte on January 29, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 29, 2010 at 3:29 PM

I don’t think she ‘banned’ herself. It only said she will leave ‘this thread’.

Sir Napsalot on January 29, 2010 at 3:41 PM

So what pressing business took priority over fixing the problems that almost led to 300 deaths and the first foreign terrorist attack in years?

A brazilian bikini wax.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Excuse me while I go and dunk my head in boiling bleach.

mizflame98 on January 29, 2010 at 3:44 PM

I don’t think she ‘banned’ herself. It only said she will leave ‘this thread’.

Sir Napsalot on January 29, 2010 at 3:41 PM

See below.

I’ll leave this blog to you.

I will always say, btw, you so missed the boat.

There is a HUGE middle group, including me, who are not right-wing or left wing, and we would love to be invited or at least, comfortable.

But if you want only right-wingers?

I don’t pass your purity test.

And I will exit.

AnninCA on January 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Del Dolemonte on January 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Badger I don’t know what part of the country you’re from, perhaps Wisconsin? I took a wild guess because of your online name. Trust me this is a common saying that is not considered offensive or sexual in the South. :)

redridinghood on January 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM
Badger I don’t know what part of the country you’re from, perhaps Wisconsin? I took a wild guess because of your online name. Trust me this is a common saying that is not considered offensive or sexual in the South. :)

redridinghood on January 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM

In fact, I think it was the character named George Jefferson, who lived in a New York hi-rise on the show “The Jeffersons” who often used that line in the show. He said it whenever he was throwing someone out of his apartment.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I won’t hold my breath.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Considering that your 1st reply to my rebuke was ‘bite me’, I hardly think you were anxious to get at the truth of what I was offended about. I consider bite me, as I said before, to approximate F-off. Which if I were to say that to anyone myself, the reaction I would get would be the same as the one you got from me.
So no-no apology.
And just bcs I am the only with with a vocal opinion on it, does not mean that it was inapropriate. We can agree to disagree about it. I promise I won’t stalk you on any other threads on HA about it.

redridinghood on January 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I live in ND. But I am not from here & I have grown up my whole life living from one coast to another-
IL, IN, TX, OH, CA, KS, WA, OR, WY, DC, VA to name a few.
So I am not ‘from’ anywhere.
But that ‘split’ reference means both things in all the places I’ve ever been.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 4:51 PM

It was about a year ago that getalife “banned” herself.

That lasted less than 24 hours.

Del Dolemonte on January 29, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Well I for one don’t mind trolls that try & articulate their points of view with respect.
Ann is amusing bcs she talks circles around herself, yet never sees the contradictions in what she proposes.
I wonder how many “Independents” really live & think that way.
It sounds like a horrifying existence.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Not totally off topic here, but WHY isn’t Brown seated in the senate. Why is Kirk still voting as the 60th vote for Obie’s trash/voodo economics?

SEAT BROWN NOW.

TimothyJ on January 29, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Which if I were to say that to anyone myself, the reaction I would get would be the same as the one you got from me.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 4:51 PM

That’s highly doubtfull. You jumped at what you thought you saw, and instead of asking what I intended, you accused me of rudeness and demanded an apology to Ann.

If you can’t keep up with conversations without making ill-placed accusations and assumptions, you shouldn’t get involved.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Napolitano rode in on Sheriff Joe’s coattails for getting things done in Arizona even though she fought him every step of the way, yet took credit for everything Joe accomplished.

She should by riding a rail, tarred and feathered, out of DC ASAP.

dthorny on January 29, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Agreed. I’m glad she’s gone from AZ, but sorry for our

country. Maybe her approval for the job got a boost when McCain endorsed her:

“Gov. Napolitano’s experience as the former U.S. attorney for Arizona, Arizona’s attorney general and as governor warrants her rapid confirmation by the Senate, and I hope she is quickly confirmed,” McCain said in a statement Thursday.
Desert Gardens on January 29, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Arizonas gain (by getting rid of Napolitano) is the countrys loss!
Now you Arizonians owe us one and need to make it right by takin McCain back and puttin Hayworth in!
And I’m not kiddin doin’t be sendin your trash north for the rest of us to suffer through!

Before someone busts a kidney defendin the Senile Old Codger I will say he has takin it to Pinnochio better than anyone else since he failed to do his duty during the election!
He’s way past his prime put him out to pasture!

dhunter on January 29, 2010 at 7:48 PM

dhunter on January 29, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Agreed! I’ve long been tired of McCain’s antics. It’s time for him to come home to stay.

Desert Gardens on January 29, 2010 at 8:41 PM

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