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Sebelius Describes Federal Government As 'Our Federal Family'
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Posted on 09/05/2013 8:09:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Sebelius Describes Federal Government As 'Our Federal Family' September 5, 2013 - 10:34 AM By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) - September is National Preparedness Month, and in a news release urging everyone to be mindful of potential terror attacks, natural disasters, and pandemics, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the federal government is ready to help:

"While our federal family is becoming better prepared to support the nation, we know that being truly resilient requires the whole community coming together," she said.

"Simply put: bystanders can’t stand by. We’ve seen countless times that bystanders are truly the first responders. They save lives. Each of us must be ready to help others when every minute counts."

Sebelius said being ready means being aware of potential risks, knowing where to turn for help, and being willing to help one's neighbors:

"While taking a first aid class or a CPR class is always helpful, we may not need formal training to save someone’s life or provide them with basic care they desperately need at that moment. Sometimes, we just need to be willing to help carry someone who is hurt to safety, provide comfort to someone who is frightened, or help someone find the medical care they need."

Several other Obama administration officials have used the phrase "federal family" in recent weeks.

At his swearing-in ceremony on Aug. 29, B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, talked about the ATF agents who pitched in to help local law enforcement in Aurora, Newtown, Boston, and West Texas: "It's as close as you're going to get to blue-collar law enforcement in the federal family," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: federalfamily; federalgovernment; sebellius
Oh good grief...........
1 posted on 09/05/2013 8:09:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Sebelius must be our old, crazy aunt.


2 posted on 09/05/2013 8:10:17 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

good response


3 posted on 09/05/2013 8:11:06 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Sub-Driver

The black sheep, no doubt.


4 posted on 09/05/2013 8:11:42 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: Sub-Driver

Good grief is right!


5 posted on 09/05/2013 8:12:01 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is that like a Mafia Family?


6 posted on 09/05/2013 8:12:07 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Sub-Driver

7 posted on 09/05/2013 8:13:28 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m filing for emancipation.


8 posted on 09/05/2013 8:14:28 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah. “Family”, in the same context as it’s used by the mafia.


9 posted on 09/05/2013 8:14:53 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Moonbatshit crazy!


10 posted on 09/05/2013 8:16:04 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver

No, they worship Satan.


11 posted on 09/05/2013 8:16:44 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Sub-Driver

ever notice that this Fedbeast is presenting itself more and more as what the CHURCH is supposed to be?

now we can get all offended at that, yack about various conspiracy theories and isms and sniff, and then go our own private ways as before...

or we can wake up once more to the fact that whatever good the world in vain claims to do... GOD can do in spades!

by all means, starve the Fedbeast of glory...

and give GOD all the glory you possibly can!

who’s bigger? the Fedbeast? or GOD? try changing who you bow to and watch the miracles happen... and when they do, you’ll wonder why you ever went with Brand Z.


12 posted on 09/05/2013 8:18:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Sub-Driver

As in the Manson family...


13 posted on 09/05/2013 8:18:21 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: fwdude

And Biden is our crazy uncle.


14 posted on 09/05/2013 8:18:52 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: reg45

Actually, it is like a mafia family. I’ve tried to warn people here about being careful about who they let do favors for them. Take favors from the mob and you get the trouble you ask for. Same thing goes with letting fedgov do favors for you. Don’t take the benefits if you don’t want strings to get attached later.


15 posted on 09/05/2013 8:19:48 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Feral Government would would be more fitting.


16 posted on 09/05/2013 8:22:05 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Orangedog

hey ‘dog.

blessings sometimes take the form of material favors, however the ultimate point is what are the favors used to DO. the Fedbeast wants the favors to redound (now there’s a not very common word, and it’s not rebound which is what happens in basketball) to its glory, rather than to do good in the sight of some independent God.

by the way re your tag. a REAL optimist tells you how things can go in your favor too and give you a reason to cheer up!


17 posted on 09/05/2013 8:23:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Instead of yourself, God, and your family, Rats want the government to be your first source for anything.


18 posted on 09/05/2013 8:25:47 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: fwdude

...the old, crazy aunt who should NEVER have been allowed out of her locked room in the attic. Up there, all she could do, was to make faces out the window.

But down on the ground and out on the streets, she was snapped up immediately by the Current Regime now squatting in the White Hut, in order to give them credibility.

And their closest degree of elevation to respectability.


19 posted on 09/05/2013 8:26:01 AM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They aren’t including us in their “family.” Read what she said again. This is clearly all about US vs THEM, the ruling class, and the ruling class intends to win by raping us and bleeding us dry. They don’t give a crap about making our lives better.


20 posted on 09/05/2013 8:28:55 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver
Lady, your Greedy Obese Federal Government is not a welcome part of my Family.

You represent an aberrant mal-formed branch of of the American Family Tree that forgot it's roots and is strangling the healthy growth and vitality that allowed you to sprout.

You forgot the Constitution, Traditional Christian Family Values and Individual Liberty.

God willing...one day we will restore healthy vigorous growth to the American Family Tree. You will be welcome into that Family if you respect the Values and the Morality that nurture it.

21 posted on 09/05/2013 8:29:46 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Blessings aside, anyone who choses to lay down with dogs shouldn’t complain when they wake up with fleas. And considering any favors fedgov does for anyone must come at the expense of someone else. And that expense is taken at gunpoint.


22 posted on 09/05/2013 8:30:18 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yup they do, Blood bro.

But frankly I don’t concern myself with the blood of tyrants; let the tyrants deal with God for themselves whatever the consequences.

The blood of the Lamb is what made the difference. We are instantly forgiven. No moral 8-balls to live down. Just engage the battle against evil from a fresh start.

Big news here: Satan tells whopping lies! Wow, let’s put that on our newspaper headlines.

Bigger news here: Satan is a pip squeak before the Lord. Go back to the right place for your courage and watch that pip squeak get trimmed back to size so fast you will wonder why you didn’t go back sooner.


23 posted on 09/05/2013 8:31:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Our "Federal Family" is printing tons of soon-to-be worthless dollars as a temporary "fix."

Adolf Hitler did the same thing in the 1930s.

That "fix," virtualy always, leads to WAR.

Wake up, America.

24 posted on 09/05/2013 8:31:13 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Sub-Driver

This imagery has been used before, usually in propaganda to make dictators look like benevolent figures, and totalitarian governments look like altruistic instruments of the people. One common thread is that these characterizations are never true.


25 posted on 09/05/2013 8:32:09 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver

Send her back to Topeka...


26 posted on 09/05/2013 8:32:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Orangedog

Well, if the fleas are not taken for the lesson God wants them to be, we’ve kept a stiff upper lip in vain.

As far as God is concerned, glorify Him right where you are with what you got, no matter how it got to you. Yes even if that was a “government” favor. Because this is how God really galls Satan. Every single time. God grabs what Satan owned and blesses it to His use. Really it sucks to be the devil. It sucks big time.


27 posted on 09/05/2013 8:33:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kathleen Sebelius: "While our federal family is becoming better prepared to support the nation, we know that being truly resilient requires the whole community coming together," she said.

As in..."Our client constituents will bring their 'needs," and you bring the money to address those 'needs."

Honestly, lady...I have plenty of financial deadbeats in my natural family as it is. I don't need to be adopted by all the HolderFolk out there just so they can lay claim to what little money I've managed to save.
28 posted on 09/05/2013 8:34:46 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Orangedog
Actually, it is like a mafia family. I’ve tried to warn people here about being careful about who they let do favors for them. Take favors from the mob and you get the trouble you ask for. Same thing goes with letting fedgov do favors for you. Don’t take the benefits if you don’t want strings to get attached later.

"Someday - and that day may never come - I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this justice as gift on my daughter's wedding day." -Don Corleone

Actually, isn't the individual mandate an offer we can't refuse?
29 posted on 09/05/2013 8:35:44 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Yup they are false. And they fill a vacuum that never had to exist.


30 posted on 09/05/2013 8:36:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is best removed surgically, along with its other ganglions
who spend their time infecting the entire system.

31 posted on 09/05/2013 8:37:02 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Slyfox

Yup, more or less, without quibbling over terminology (a ganglion is a branch of a nerve). But mere human effort and cleverness won’t do it. Never could and never will.

Call in the Great Physician. At once. Cheer Him on. Give Him credit for all He can do. Your head will spin at what will begin to happen if you do. You will be tempted to brag on yourselves... don’t. Stay humble. Remember it’s not you who will be dealing with the trouble.


32 posted on 09/05/2013 8:41:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
ever notice that this Fedbeast is presenting itself more and more as what the CHURCH is supposed to be?

There is no doubt that it IS a pagan religion, but this one has the state's absolute authority.

33 posted on 09/05/2013 8:45:02 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am forced to give to Cesar - but she can KMA if she thinks I’ll go any further, or believe her tripe.


34 posted on 09/05/2013 8:45:22 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
As far as God is concerned

I'd say the message in most situations is ...

"Brother, you asked for it."

35 posted on 09/05/2013 8:47:51 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Slyfox
Call in the Great Physician. At once.

Great point! And, He obviously will not be beholding to the tenets of Obamacare.

He has His own tenets.

36 posted on 09/05/2013 8:53:02 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Phillyred
actually more like this. The Munsters were harmless

37 posted on 09/05/2013 8:56:36 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Sub-Driver
Several other Obama administration officials have used the phrase "federal family" in recent weeks.

It is the idea of George Lakoff for libtards to reject facts and substitute metaphorical reasoning for common sense reasoning and logical reasoning.

The outline of the steps of the process goes like this:

1) first develop models of the family based on family based moral systems
2) then create the metaphor of the nation as a family where the government is a nurturing,caring parent with lots of empathy
3) then create frames that support the libtard narrative by picking words and phrases to produce a form of discourse and mode of reasoning that support libtard political stands.

The same process can be used to create negative metaphors and negative frames and narratives for the conservative world view.For example, the conservative view of the nation as a family contains the metaphor of the government as a strict parent who is cruel and uncaring.

38 posted on 09/05/2013 8:59:46 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I love you.


39 posted on 09/05/2013 9:08:18 AM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: Sub-Driver

Ain’t my family. That family’s dysfunctional at best.


40 posted on 09/05/2013 9:10:08 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Sub-Driver

Throw her into our federal penitentiary.


41 posted on 09/05/2013 9:28:05 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, Sebelius and the rest of her “family” work for, and are paid by, the U.S. FAMILY!


42 posted on 09/05/2013 9:31:40 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s an idiot. Probably closer to a crazy uncle than a crazy aunt.


43 posted on 09/05/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I seem to recall that Lenin was often portrayed as a benevolent parent or grand parent.
44 posted on 09/05/2013 9:47:30 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Send her back to Topeka...

I know that Kansas should take one for the team but we don't want her back. Maybe we could arrange a room for her and her Obama-administration colleagues in Leavenworth where they belong - then we'll take her back.

45 posted on 09/05/2013 9:51:40 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: needmorePaine
Actually, isn't the individual mandate an offer we can't refuse?

Not really. That part was the big, sloppy wet kiss to the insurance industry that they were all too happy to have in whatever bill was passed. They just got mad when team red stuck a knife in their back with forcing them to cover pre existing conditions. Those two groups of crooks were made for each other.

46 posted on 09/05/2013 11:17:32 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jim Jones’ family is all dead.


47 posted on 09/05/2013 11:41:15 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: bimboeruption

agape


48 posted on 09/05/2013 5:13:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: OldNavyVet

And so many people want the story to stop there, or cannot believe it goes further, not realizing an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.


49 posted on 09/05/2013 5:16:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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