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Open mouth, insert foot

I love our secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. She is the perfect example of the More than a year ago, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, former chairman of the First Bank of Nigeria, warned American Embassy officials about his son, a jobless drifter with ties to al Queda. A big mistake was not putting the 23 year old, Umar Farouk Abdullatab, on the no-fly list. Instead, the young Muslim radical was granted a visa and, with plastic explosives sewn in his underwear, attempted to blow up Northwest Flight No. 253 as it flew from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day. His incompetence 364 days a year to keep the American people safe.My roommate and I just returned from a seven-day cruise aboard Royal CaribbeanThe price of those geese-a-laying, lords-a-leaping, French hens and the rest of the gifts for the 12 days of Christmas are in. This year, the total price for the dozen gifts, according to the guys over at PNC Wealth Management, totaled $98,824. PNC has been calculating the increase in costs for the last 27 years. It announced that the price tag has risen 10.8 percent over last year. And the boobs in the District of Columbia tell us there is no inflation. YEAH! RIGHT!IIn his pre-Christmas press conference, President Obama stated that he takes border security very seriously. Everybody! All together now!

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