Woman-Caused Disaster

Napolitano ushers in new era of political correctness as Homeland Security chief

By Rick Saunders
America’s Right

Janet Napolitano, The Chosen One’s selection for Secretary of Homeland Security, recently gave an interview to the German online version of Der Spiegel, in which she kow-towed to the First Rule of the Party Line: “Evil shall never be called by its true name.” In the interview, Napolitano stated that neither she nor presumably her underlings will, in the future, use the term “terrorism” to describe that which normal people–thus excluding most Obots–would identify as the wide spectrum of deadly mechanisms being used by Islamist jihadists against everyday Americans.

Because she never used the word “terrorism” in her testimony before the Senate last week, Napolitano was asked in the interview: “Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?”

Her response: “Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word ‘terrorism,’ I referred to ‘man-caused’ disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”

Napolitano’s blurb is tantamount to asserting, for example, that “peace through strength” had nothing to do with the winning of the Cold War and that preparing for “all risks that can occur” properly includes the danger of invigorating and emboldening our enemies with the sweet, faintly almond fragrance of appeasement.

Neville Chamberlain would be proud. By whispering sweet nothings into the ears of the cave-dwellers who so desperately want the sever the head of western civilization, we can finally have peace in our day.

The laissez-faire, pillow-talk foreign policy approach of the Obama administration aside, some things simply do not compute. The hijacking and intentional piloting of three civilian aircraft into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon are merely “man-caused disasters?” Semantic gymnastics on this order would tie the most talented of Orwellian linguists into knots.

Henceforth, pursuant to Napolitano’s surreal spin on reality, that fellow who confronts you in the parking lot, points a Glock at your head and demands the contents of your wallet will not be deemed a “robber.” Instead, he must be referred to in politically correct terminology as an “involuntary wealth re-distributor.” A Muslim jihadist who boards a subway train and detonates himself along with a few hundred other travelers will now be deemed to be a “mass transit interrupter.” Kinda like those guys did in Madrid and London.

This, Virginia, is the species of intellectual claptrap which now characterizes the mindset of the head of the federal agency charged with the duty to provide “security” for the “homeland.” Sleep tight, America.

Indeed, for those familiar with Napolitano’s prior history as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona (appointed by William Jefferson Clinton), as Arizona Attorney General and finally as Arizona Governor, these verbal games should come as no surprise. There, Napolitano honed her skills at “nuancing” reality into PC-acceptable images, particularly with regard to the issue of illegal immigration. For those who are unfamiliar with her stance on the topic, and as a preview of coming attractions in the days ahead when the United States will face ever-increasing threats from Islamist terrorists–yes, here at America’s Right, we insist on calling evil by its true name– take a look at a couple of past America’s Right posts: Mexican Government-Sponsored Call Center for Illegals Raises Questions about Napolitano, and Napping On Duty. For those still on the fence with regard to the danger of this mentality of political correctness in general, try Coddling Ourselves Into Oblivion.

Back in Arizona, Napolitano did backflips to avoid using the term “illegal alien” when, as a matter of fact, illegal aliens by the thousands were pouring over the southern border each week. Quick to criticize the federal government–i.e., the Bush Administration–when she was no longer U.S. Attorney in Arizona, but ignoring–go figure–her own feckless efforts on border enforcement while she was there, she continually resisted any local attempts to stem the tide of illegal aliens. Her weapons included bromides like “show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder,” (wow, if that doesn’t get her a spot on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, nothing will) and “immigration reform [a.k.a. amnesty] is the answer.”

In her 1984 lexicon, these folks were, instead, “undocumented immigrants.” Among the “undocumented immigrants” who entered the country illegally while Napolitano was either (a) the Justice Department’s chief law enforcement representative in Arizona, (b) Arizona’s chief law enforcement official, or (c) Arizona’s governor, was one Erik Martinez.

On Tuesday, September 18, 2007, Martinez, an illegal alien from Mexico, was jaywalking across 24th Street north of Thomas Road in Phoenix. Martinez had, in 2006, been deported following a felony theft conviction. Shockingly, he had re-entered the United States. Illegally. Again.

Phoenix Police Officer Nick Erfle saw Martinez jaywalking and was attempting to stop him for questioning. Martinez–presumably back in Phoenix only to find day-labor tasks that Americans won’t perform–pulled a gun and shot Officer Erfle point blank in the face, leading to his death one hour later. Martinez fled the scene, carjacking a motorist’s vehicle. A short time later he was cornered by other Phoenix Police officers and, when he refused to surrender and threatened the officers, was dispatched to his fate.

Tragically, the same species of story regarding the assaults upon and murders of scores of American law enforcement officers and Border Patrol agents–not to mention ordinary citizens–could be repeated time and time and time again but with different surnames . . . without phasing Napolitano or her characterization of these people.

Her performance in Arizona on the issue of illegal immigration was, to utilize mixed-company terminology, abysmal. Yet from the looks of things so far, she intends to bring the same brand of “change” to the Department of Homeland Security regarding Islamist terrorists that she brought to the State of Arizona regarding illegal aliens. Not good.

“Man-caused disasters?” In this, the era of Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, how about we discuss “woman-caused disasters?”

Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008.



  1. SLICK WILLY playbook says:

    It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.

  2. Anonymous says:



    This president, an ignorance-caused disaster.

  4. toto says:

    This woman is not only repulsive, but dangerous. Things, from what I’ve heard have changed in Arizona now, they are starting to deport these illegals back to Mexico, something she suppossedly was going to do there before. Like all these politicos, she let her bleeding heart get in the way. Frankly, I’m getting really sick of all of it. I wonder, just how long before we have an honest to God revelution in this country? Its getting closer IMHO.

  5. A PRAYER says:

    Ronald Reagan, I so miss you. Give our guardian angels hugs (tho it’s probably a busy time for them right now). Tell God we need so much help right now with man-caused financial debacles (he probably has his eye on these men already….Dodd, Frank, Reid). The man-caused election disaster has us reeling also. We have a man in the White House man-causing a lot of things right now. Please, God, watch over our troops in this short period where this ‘woman’ Michelle speaks somewhat nicely of them. Bye.


    All that I can say in response to this is…….. WOW, who is that blond reporter?? Ha Ha Ha

  7. tm says:

    Just another left leftie her record speaks on how very unsafe we are: The question is what the administration will do with this idiot after we are attacked? and it’s not an “if” we are attacked as in a question it’s a definite “when” end of sentence.

  8. Dee says:

    I also doubt that we will be able to call them “the bad guys”. Maybe we can say “those who do not have our best interests at heart” or “peace loving impaired individuals”. Good article. These next 4 years will make a great comedy show in the future, if we still have a future.
    Thank you.


    Another woman-caused disaster…. watch Nancy Pelosi espouse her love for no border security, no deportations, outright amnesty. This has got to stop people. That un-American Italian needs to be removed. Get on it Jack Bauer.


  10. Rix says:

    I wonder who will be first politician on the official record to call this administration for what they are, i.e. a bunch of thieves and retards… oh, I meant “a group of criminally challenged and alternatively gifted individuals”.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The problem is that “man-caused disaster” attributes terrorism to humanity in general. There is no guilt or culpability on the part of a specific group that must be confronted. By that logic, the Holocaust was a man-caused disaster, and you as a human are as culpable as the SS.

    This crowd in Washington now is as troubling as they are troubled.


  12. Anonymous says:

    It’s not what you’re called, it’s what you answer to!

  13. BrianM says:

    Hi Jeff,
    Here’s an idea I had, I’d like to throw it out here. What if a large portion of the country were to change our tax witholding status to 10+exepmtions? Wouldn’t that actually get noticed, when witheld income tax begins to drop quickly, that maybe people have a problem??

  14. Gail B says:

    You can call an onion a rose, but it still smells like an onion.

    I like what Neal Boortz calls ‘em: ISLAMIC TERRORISTS! –Not just terrorists.

    And, if you are in the United States illegally, you are not a citizen; you are breaking the law, ILLEGAL ALIEN!

    I know of numerous people who have lost a son or daughter due to a drunk, unlicensed, uninsured ILLEGAL ALIEN.

    I have added the occupants of the White House to my list of terrorists. Seems that the man in the Oval Office is an ILLEGAL ALIEN, too!

    Guess we will be praying together as a nation tonight at bedtime.

    All he has in Washington is a bunch of power-hungry thugs, in my opinion! Look who his friends are!

  15. Gail B says:

    P.S. Excellent article, Rick!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Leo Donofrio has opened the book of wisdom and laid it before the feet of Mr. Taylor. I pray he seeks the path of honor for his destiny.


  17. Brandon says:

    “Man-caused disasters” that one made me laugh, since liberals say global warming is man made, everyone who pollutes the air is a terrorist when ever a disaster occurs “linked to global warming”. so now that we’ve established that every American is a terrorist by the definition given by our homeland security chief, what’s next?

  18. Jeff Schreiber says:

    Brandon said…

    “Man-caused disasters” that one made me laugh, since liberals say global warming is man made, everyone who pollutes the air is a terrorist when ever a disaster occurs “linked to global warming”. so now that we’ve established that every American is a terrorist by the definition given by our homeland security chief, what’s next?

    Brilliant point. Absolutely brilliant.

  19. goddessdivine says:

    Another great piece Rick. And I have enjoyed some of these snarky comments. PC-ness is ruining this country.

  20. dc says:

    “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Prov 29:2

    The “man-caused (made) disasters” reminds me the saying on an Insurance claim: “Acts of God” Once again man lifting himself up to heights ‘more worthy’ and grander.

    The Utopia mentality glorifies “certain” wo/men and their great ability … in this case the “ability and power to destroy.”

    But, that goes with the thinking too of this “Pride” Piper false leader: Break down the structure and the foundation, then rebuild, in your image. “How great thou are.”

    As long as the TelePrompTer is telling a certain person [remember Clinton wore a 'hearing aid' in his ear when he was being 'aided' in his comments] what to say, and a BlackBerry texting instructions, these anti-American fake leaders will force what they can and their media-mania peons will follow ~ but not all, not everyone falls for the LIE.

    “Know this also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as their’s also was.” 2 Tim 3:1-9

    Now that “is” some Foundational Truth!

  21. AZRobert says:

    I’m am very glad she is no longer in Arizona but I am sorry she has to be in charge of Homeland Security.

    It should now be called Homeland InSecurity as she is as lame as the rest of the liberals in Washington.

    She was never well thought of here and she has a long liberal track record tied with the clintons. I now fear for my Country more than ever and pray that God will have mercy on us all!!

  22. Gail B says:

    Where’s that Anonymous who was asking about Obama’s birth certificate?!

    I just found this:
    Leo Denofrio said, “As I’ve stated, over and over again… as long as the public continues to believe that the Obama eligibility issue hinges on the Birth Certificate, then Obama controls this game through and through. The core issue which actually controls Obama’s false eligibility is that his birth status, as was admitted by Obama at his own web site, was governed by the British Nationality Act of 1948.”

    Thank you, “Somebody” who put the link to Natural Born Citizen in a comment! I’ve copied to a Word document the first 56 pages of the paperwork. Will finish reading it later.

    Right now? Good night! I’ve already said my prayers, and He seems to have heard my (and those of the rest of America) prayer! What a wonderful feeling!

  23. Anonymous says:

    I agree Rick! Thanks for the great article. Every single day I am more and more outraged with the policies of this corrupt leadership. Here is another eye opener!!!


    I think the released prisoners should be welcome at the homes of Pelosi and Napolitano.

    P.S. Word verification is “noroo”..should be NOROOM

    God bless you Jeff and all the wonderful writers at Americas Right

  24. Patty says:

    Great piece. Loved the humorous take on it. Woman-caused disaster, classic.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I wholeheartedly second SEVEN SECONDS WERE UP’s response. Wow, they didn’t make em like that when I was young.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Department of Defense
    NUMBER 1404.10
    23 January 2009
    SUBJECT: DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce
    References: See Enclosure 1
    1. PURPOSE. This Directive:
    a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 1404.10 (Reference (a)) under a new title to establish the
    policy through which an appropriately sized subset of the DoD civilian workforce is preidentified
    to be organized, trained, and equipped in a manner that facilitates the use of their
    capabilities for operational requirements. These requirements are typically away from the
    normal work locations of DoD civilians, or in situations where other civilians may be evacuated
    to assist military forces where the use of DoD civilians is appropriate. These employees shall be
    collectively known as the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce. Members of the DoD
    Civilian Expeditionary Workforce shall be organized, trained, cleared, equipped, and ready to
    deploy in support of combat operations by the military; contingencies; emergency operations;
    humanitarian missions; disaster relief; restoration of order; drug interdiction; and stability
    operations of the Department of Defense in accordance with DoDD 3000.05 (Reference (b)).



    Janet Napolitano doesn’t deserve to be inhaling the carbon dioxide that beautiful reporter is exhaling right there next to her. On the other hand, I feel worthy of it. Jeff, have her call me.

  28. CTU says:

    We will not work for this 'woman'.
    Bauer & Associates

  29. 9mm ARMY says:

    We are screwed if that civilian force ends up as just a coalition of the Crips & Bloods protecting their black Messiah. It would be like living here in Memphis.

  30. BEN JERRY says:

    Every time I go to eat my favorite 3-flavored Neapolitan ice cream I throw up a little bit because it makes me think of this sad pick for a security chief. Dear ice cream companies, can you please change the name of this ice cream????

  31. Gail B says:

    Anonymous at 8:48 a.m.–
    9mm ARMY–

    If that Directive means what I think it does, it’s connected to the GIVE Act and Senate 277 that the D.C. Mafia is pushing, in which case, we’re in–Rick’s mixed-company terminology: a pile of “O-bysmal!”

    Thanks, Anonymous. Am checking it out now.

  32. Anonymous says:

    I still like the term “evil doers” the best, so I’m sticking with that. It’s more encompassing.

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