February 3, 2013, - 5:19 pm
Homeland Security’s Napolitano, Morton Livin’ It Up @ SuperBowl; ICE . . . We Keep You Safe From T-Shirts!
Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano a/k/a “The Lesbionic Woman,” and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) chief John Morton are livin’ it up in N’awlins, this weekend, allegedly in the name of keeping you safe. The photo below shows John Morton with a ring that he claims was seized from street sellers and is a counterfeit New Orleans Saints ring. (He’s posing in front of an “HSI” sign, which stands for Homeland Security Investigations–ICE’s new branding name, which cost a ton of money to switch over to. But, hey, branding and style are more important to this Obamanik than substance.) Every year, I write about how ICE agents are sent to the Super Bowl to engage in the charade of pretending they are taking dangerous, counterfeit merchandise funding Islamic terrorists off the street. But they are doing no such thing.
Instead, it’s a hollow PR ploy on which the mainstream media eagerly bite while ICE agents–who aren’t enforcing immigration laws much anymore–act as the personal trademark police for billionaire NFL owners and multi-millionaire NFL players, while you foot the bill. As I’ve noted before, ICE agents will seize t-shirts from innocent vendors trying to make a buck to survive in this economy.
People selling shirts with phrases like “New Orleans Football” or “Big Game – New Orleans ’13” will be threatened with arrest unless they turn over these items, which break no laws and are merely an exercise of the First Amendment. The NFL and ICE officials spend your time and money compiling giant reference books, chock full of words, slogans, phrases, and symbols that they claim infringe on their copyrights, when in most cases they do not. These unsophisticated street vendors don’t know better and, rather than challenge the seizure of their merchandise, they hand it over.
While it’s true that a lot of Muslims linked to HAMAS and Hezbollah, sell counterfeit merchandise to fund their favorite Islamic terrorist groups, not a single t-shirt seized or baseball cap grabbed by ICE agents near the Superdome is linked to Islamic terrorism. If there was any nexus to terrorism, then why are the vendors immediately set free in exchange for the t-shirts, caps, and pins? ICE agents know this is a BS mission they’re on, but they don’t have a say in the matter because John Morton wants to mug for the cameras along with Big Manet, er . . . Janet. After all, in four years, he’s gonna need to find a job. And his last two years of seeking high-paying legal jobs with Comcast and Viacom have failed. Look for him, also, at the Oscars and the Grammys–he’s at both every year, partyin’ in style, complete with a whole posse of tax-paid ICE agents serving as his bodyguards.
So, when you see his mug in the paper and his claims about keeping you safe, ask yourself how many poor shnooks trying to sell a t-shirt, emblazoned with “San Francisco Football Minus the Village People,” pose a threat to your and your family’s safety versus the many illegal aliens in our midst that he lets roam free even when they have committed serious crimes.
If he really cared about stopping Islamic terrorism (which is actually the domain of the FBI, not ICE), he wouldn’t be at the Super Bowl and neither would Janet Reno Napolitano. They’d be sweeping America’s streets and deporting people and he’d put a lot more agents on money laundering investigations. Now, though, those people are set to get a golden amnesty path to citizenship. And there isn’t much to do.
So they are living the good life with the beautiful people and pretending to do something that has some tangential connection with America’s security. Don’t believe the hype.
ICE . . . we keep you safe from baseball hats and sweatshirts! Only in America.
Tags: counterfeit merchandise, Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, HSI, ICE, Immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Janet Napolitano, John Morton, NFL, NFL Trademark police, Super Bowl