‘Sign’ of the times
Bill Engvall, a stand up (blue collar) comic has made famous the phrase “Here’s your sign.” He does bits about people that do stupid things, saying they should all wear “I’m Stupid” signs.
He gives dozens of examples, like the time he had a flat tire. The gas station attendant came out and said, “Looks like you got a flat tire.” Bill Engvall looks at him funny and might say, “Nope! I was just driving around and the other three (tires) just swelled right up … here’s your sign!”
Well Bill, I have a day job for you. Your services can be used at the Obama administration. You could travel around Washington visiting nearly every federal department and agency handing out signs.
Bill, you could start at the Treasury Department. Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, is the one who cheated on his taxes, the one who now is in charge of our nation’s fiscal policy, and the one who believes we can spend our way to prosperity.
He needs a sign.
Then there is Nancy Pelosi and her now infamous line about the health care bill, “We have to pass it before we know what’s in it.” And about jobs, she says, “If you want to create jobs, the quickest way to do it is to provide more funding for food stamps …”
Think she needs an “I’m stupid” sign?
Now Bill, just a heads up. When you visit the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security, allow yourself more time than usual, and bring more signs than you think you’ll need. Eric Holder, Attorney General of the U.S.A. is suing the state of Arizona because Arizona passed a law that would actually help him enforce our own laws.
He needs a sign. Don’t think so? Read on.
Jerry Seper, a reporter for the Washington Times, reported earlier this year the Department of Homeland Security warned the state of Arizona’s law enforcement that armed Mexican assassins have crossed into the United States and will attack anyone who disrupts their flow of illegal drugs. Why? Why warn Arizona law enforcement? If they help they get sued, if they can’t help, why warn them?
Janet Napolitano, ironically the former governor of Arizona, now head of Homeland Security needs a sign!
These armed assassins, according to Homeland Security’s memo, are “very well equipped and armed sicarios (assassins) complete with bullet proof vests … disguised as groups of backpackers.” They are there to protect their shipments of multi-ton loads of cocaine, heroine and marijuana, and are operating on American soil in southern Arizona.
The local sheriff has told of Mexican scouts on high points that “literally control movement.” He says they have radios, optics and night vision goggles and are 70 to 80 miles inside the U.S. operating only 40 miles from our fifth largest city, Phoenix. The sheriff also asked the Obama administration for 3,000 National Guard soldiers to be sent down there to help out.
Even U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), part of Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security Department, said violence has risen dramatically and is now targeted at drug cartel rivals and federal, state and local police.
Bill, get your signs ready. What did the feds do about this? They posted signs, warning Americans that traveling here was unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers! The signs warn travelers they are entering an “Active drug and human smuggling area and that they may encounter armed criminals traveling at high rates of speed.”
Somebody in our government needs to wear a sign, ya think?
Maybe we should have done this at Pearl Harbor. We could have had signs displayed on our battleships, “No torpedoes allowed.” Or maybe we should have had signs hanging from the World Trade Center’s towers, saying “No Fly Zone.” That would have worked, right?
Or maybe the Obama administration should just “man-up” and protect the sovereignty of the United States of America and get these armed drug smugglers out of here instead of putting up signs warning Americans there are bad guys around.
Or maybe we all need to wear “stupid” signs for allowing this to happen to America.
Or maybe we just accept it and say, “It’s a sign of the times.”
If that’s how you feel, then, “Here’s your sign!”