On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)sent out a list of helpful winter safety tips, including one instructing Americans: "If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside."
The tips sent via Twitter contained such admonitions as "stay indoors during the storm," and "walk carefully on snow, icy, walkways."
The DHS alert also shared ideas for dealing with frozen pipes and on how to conserve energy in your home.
This vital information comes to us only days after DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano confirmed that she is staying on with the agency through Obama's second term.
It looks like she's wasting no time in making her second term as laughable as her first...
In her first year as head of the DHS, Janet Napolitano refused much-needed funds for her department, leveled unfounded accusations at veterans, accused conservatives of being potential terrorists, stopped worksite immigration enforcement, weakened the highly effective 287g program, and began her ongoing lobbying efforts for amnesty legislation.
During her tenure, our Southern border has become incredibly violent and the scene of many murders, including those of Arizona rancher Rob Krentz and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Of course, hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals have continued to enter this country illegally. However, this does not seem to bother Napolitano.
During an April 2009 CNN interview, the woman charged with enforcing immigration laws, stated: "crossing the border [illegally] is not a crime per se."
In addition to her dubious performance record, during one of her visits to Capitol Hill, Napolitano downplayed the growing threat from the narco-state to our south. She was there in part, to explain why she had denied Texas Governor Rick Perry’s request for 1,000 federal troops to help protect his state’s long and dangerous border with Mexico.
Napolitano claimed that the violence posed by the drug cartels has yet to affect this country. She took this stance, despite a 2009 FBI report which claimed that Mexican drug cartels were already operating in 230 U.S. cities.
In fact, within days of her sugar-coated testimony, Attorney General Eric Holder announced:
"International drug trafficking organizations pose a sustained, serious threat to the safety and security of our communities. We can provide our communities the safety and the security that they deserve only by confronting these dangerous cartels head-on without reservation."
Holder's statement was made during a press conference following a February 2009 nationwide raid, which netted 750 drug cartel operatives.
Regardless of Napolitano's political beliefs and her apparent sympathy for those who lack respect for our laws and enter this country illegally, the Homeland Security Secretary has the responsibility of securing our borders and removing criminal aliens from our communities…The same criminal aliens who kill our neighbors in horrific drunk driving accidents, who poison our fellow citizens with drugs such as methamphetamine (80-90 percent now coming from Mexico) as well as those who take jobs from U.S. citizens during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
It is not however, the job of the Homeland Security Secretary to lobby for citizenship for this nation’s illegal alien population.
President Obama's appointment of a longtime open-borders advocate as Homeland Security Secretary, to oversee the defense of this nation's borders, is every bit as absurd as the insane Roman emperor Caligula bestowing the title of consul on his favorite horse, Incitatus.
In making their respective, laughable appointments, both Obama and Caligula showed not only incredible arrogance, but their absolute contempt for the public they were charged with protecting.
Napolitano is too late...Drug cartels have already issued their own warning