Skip to comments.Sebelius Describes Federal Government As 'Our Federal Family'
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 cant stand by. Weve 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 someones 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.
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Sebelius must be our old, crazy aunt.
The black sheep, no doubt.
Good grief is right!
Is that like a Mafia Family?
I’m filing for emancipation.
Yeah. “Family”, in the same context as it’s used by the mafia.
No, they worship Satan.
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.
As in the Manson family...
And Biden is our crazy uncle.
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.
I think Feral Government would would be more fitting.
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!
Instead of yourself, God, and your family, Rats want the government to be your first source for anything.
...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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adolf Hitler did the same thing in the 1930s.
That "fix," virtualy always, leads to WAR.
Wake up, America.
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.
Send her back to Topeka...
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.
Yup they are false. And they fill a vacuum that never had to exist.
It is best removed surgically, along with its other ganglions
who spend their time infecting the entire system.
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.
There is no doubt that it IS a pagan religion, but this one has the state's absolute authority.
I am forced to give to Cesar - but she can KMA if she thinks I’ll go any further, or believe her tripe.
I'd say the message in most situations is ...
"Brother, you asked for it."
Great point! And, He obviously will not be beholding to the tenets of Obamacare.
He has His own tenets.
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.
I love you.
Ain’t my family. That family’s dysfunctional at best.
Throw her into our federal penitentiary.
Well, Sebelius and the rest of her “family” work for, and are paid by, the U.S. FAMILY!
She’s an idiot. Probably closer to a crazy uncle than a crazy aunt.
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.
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.
Jim Jones’ family is all dead.
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.
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