Meet Your ‘Federal Family’


Did you know that you have a Federal family, comrade?

A news release from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelious announcing National Preparedness Month informs Americans highlights the use of a new phrase entering the lexicon: Federal family.

The statement reads in part:

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

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.

Being ready means being aware of potential risks, understanding where we can turn for help, and being prepared and willing to help our neighbors and community members. So I encourage everyone to talk with family, friends and neighbors and together think through what to do in an emergency. Find out who has special needs and requires a little extra help. As bystanders and neighbors, we can make a tremendous difference in the health of our families, our communities, and our nation.

According to CNS News, the phrase has turned up multiple times over the past few weeks.

David Heyman, an assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, recently lauded the help of the Federal family in tornado relief efforts.

Richard Serino, the deputy administrator of FEMA, said the Boston Marathon bombing “was determined to be a high risk event. This determination resulted in enhanced attention to the event across the federal family…” recently.

And B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the BATF was “as close as you’re going to get to blue-collar law enforcement in the federal family” last month.

Just one big happy family…


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  • Nowell Sanders

    What the #€ll is the “federal family” ? Is that the IRS, NSA, obamanites and the hundreds of federal bureaucratic institutions that are wasting taxpayer dollars?

    • podunk1

      What planet did Sibelius grow up on? Send her to Cuba or maybe Syria – maybe let her help the poor by digging graves or moping up the blood left behind by the brotherhood!

      Americans help themselves, their communities, and just about every other nation without government intervention. We know what to do and don’t need some clueless idiot gumming up the works! Progressives like Sibelius, like to order people to help those too damn lazy to help themselves! Detroit & Chicago are icons of their “works”. Millions and millions of otherwise good useful humans writhe in the cesspools progressives created and savagely protect against productive independent lives of value!

      Government families are noted for waste, arrogance, selfishness, greed, lying, and endless corruption

      • peter

        Sibelius may of course be an alien you know. There are ET theorists that firmly believe that aliens even today walk among us! Can we be sure that they are wrong? Has she ever been to Area 51?

        • jaybird

          I have seen pictures of Obummer changing into a reptilian being and something about their eyes being reflective.. Really!

  • Dick Fitzwell

    Why did we spend so much money fighting the Cold War, and Communism, if we’re just going to vote the bastards into office. Wake up, folks.

  • marcdepiolenc


  • Jenasus Parks

    The New World Order within our government want to take the babies and kill their parents and the rest of the people that resist the New World Order.

    • Robbie

      How many babies has the government kidnapped so far? Any at all?

      • guest

        Hello, troll.

        • Robbie

          Jenasus had said that the U.S. government was kidnapping kids and killing their parents in order to set up what was called a new world order. I simply asked how many cases of that have been reported. Of course there has been no answer. Maybe you know the answer?

  • GWY

    Comrade Sebelious is just letting us quietly know her true allegiance is to the communist cause. It must be hard not to come straight out and identify one’s self as a Communist head case.

  • Carlucci

    How stupid do they think we are? This reminds me of the old “It takes a village” crap from the Clintons. Or “Our new economy” (which meant the economy was going straight into the toilet). If the “federal family” in the district of criminals wants to do America a great big favor, they should all pack up and move to Siberia.

    Federal family my a**.

  • Nance51

    Commies! What the ### are those people doing in almost EVERY government position that is both elected (by the educated to be ignorant), and appointed?
    I truly wonder just how many that helped make this happen are waking up to the reality that they’ve helped sink the once “born to be free” America.

    • peter

      I am truly getting concerned abut what Obama and his cronies are doing to America. Each and every day my soul is pervaded by dark thoughts about these criminals and I feel concerned that it may be too late for America to recover from the damage that these idiots have wrought. Time to get our act together or capitulate to the NWO. Sadness prevails if we do not stand up and say;- Enough already – we are not prepared to be their slaves at any price, even be it death. Rather dead than a slave to an abomination, who parades as a human being! Peace be upon us all!

      • Robbie

        So what are you actually going to do about it? Besides hot air that is.

        • guest

          That’s you, hot air, troll.

        • peter

          When they come for me they will find out just how hot my air blows. Until then I shall engage in every way to question them and vote them out until we get sensible and accountable leadership. You are welcome to accompany them when they come, but make sure you know what you are doing. BTW what are you going to do about it or are you happy with things as they are?

          • Robbie

            Please let us know when “they” are on their way for you. I’ll see if I can make it.

  • Charlie

    Does the “”Sugar Daddy”” of this Fed Family read The Holy Bible ?

  • Chester

    So, what do all of you tell the Military Family who helps keep you safe from all those who would do this country harm, at least from the outside? Do you tell all those who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan that they are members of a family YOU don’t approve of, so they deserve no more than what the nearest nasty wants to throw at them? From the comments I am reading here, that appears to be the general consensus, that anyone involved with the government in any way is a corrupt, vile, thief who would as soon rob you as ask for your help.

    • Bob in Florida

      Chester –

      Maybe I read your comment incorrectly(?) – but, do you really lump our military in with the “Federal Family” that is pushing this crap?!

      I would never include the Men and Women who put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms, in a group that contains so many unpatriotic, non-freedom loving, entitlement-minded, politicians and bureaucrats!

      I would happily include our military and their dependents in our “American Family;” but, I suspect most of them would object to being included in “Federal Family” (at least, that particular definition of one.)

      • Chester

        Bob, I will agree to a certain extent, but those in our Military Family are hired by, and paid by, the very people so many here keep slamming. Until each and every one of these people walks a few miles in the shoes of those they slam, they have no real right to slam. I have never been a politician, per se, but I have held elected office in groups where politics was a part of getting that office. Once you start down that road, you quickly learn that you can not do all you thought you would be able to, simply because it takes a coalition to get anything done, and that means that nasty word the tea party hates, compromise.

        • Bob in Florida

          Chester, I agree that anyone who has worked in a job that involves a ‘team,’ a ‘squad,’ (any group consisting of more than one person) has to consider and understand the concept of ‘compromise.’ If not to accomplish the mission, or task; then to keep the group working together as a cohesive unit. Even in a military unit, or any other organization where there is a defined leader, it is helpful to occasionally take the suggestion of another team member evenif it is not the way you would have done it (when the difference is not important). It maintains the feeling among the team members that their ideas are heard and accepted.

          I would not, however, consider the agenda of this “Federal Family” (as defined above, and not including those whose paychecks may come from Uncle Sam, but who are definitely not party to that agenda) as something that allows much more compromise if we expect to maintain the country as we would like to see it.

          We have ‘compromised’ ourselves nearly into oblivion. In my opinion, compromise with the Progressives has been an endless series of “We give an inch, they take a mile.” The Republican Leadership has shown itself to be incompetent at negotiating anything resembling a fair compromise when dealing with the progressive elements of the Democratic Party.

          The first few times they make a ‘fool’s deal’ we can chalk it up to the ‘honest man’ being taken advantage of by the ‘scoundrel.’ When it happens over and over, you have to abandon that naive outlook and consider alternatives.

          The alternatives I have settled on is the Republican Leadership is either:
          1) hopelessly inept at negotiating with Democrats; or
          2) not really disagreeing with what the Democrats are trying to do.

          In either case, I can no longer justify enabling the Republican Leadership by agreeing with their policy of givng away the farm, acre by acre.

          We can no longer accept the ‘lesser of two evils.’ Either one is still ‘evil’. The Republican Leadership either has to be replaced; or, be left to go down with the ship they are piloting.

          I, for one, am in favor of setting sail on a different vessel, with a different skipper and crew.

          • Chester

            Bob, the problem we have is one side wants to negotiate in good faith, while the other side says basically, “My way or the highway”. Wonder who it is that keeps threatening to “Shut the government down if we don’t get EVERYTHING we want.” For sure it isn’t the Democrats, and it isn’t most of the Republicans, but there is a group, pushing Mr Boehner ahead of them, which is insisting that they are the only ones who should be allowed to run anything, and they are willing to shoot a bunch of their comrades in the foot to get their way.

        • jaybird

          Compromise?? When they start writing common sense bills and take out the waste and pork that benefits someone or their state, that we cannot afford anymore, that’s when it will happen. In the immigration bill $100,000 was for NV for tourism (Harry Reid), illegal immigrants could commit up to 3 crimes before DHS would even consider them for deportation, would you want one of them driving drunk, kill someone in your family and not be punished, they could stay here and become a citizen?? There are many more bills like that. None of the Conservatives have said they want to shut down the government, POTUS has said that he will shut down the government if he doesn’t get what he wants, I call that blackmail. Every bill that is written has something other than what it is intended for in it. Harry Reid throws a temper tantrum when he can’t get his way. You can stick compromise because there is always a good reason not do do it if it is not good for all the people. The way both parties “used” to do things has got to change, no backroom deals.

  • JimH

    Every family has their weird “Uncle Joe”.
    “just take a double barrel”

  • railrider

    Obama; Kiss my @$$!!!

  • duif100

    If we now have a Federal Family then we also must have a Black Sheep in the family.
    Is by any chance Obama that black sheep?

    • Oldmonkey

      Then explain why he acts like a White Radical Staitist partial to Radical Islam? A better description is a wolf in sheep’s clothing; a Fabian.

  • Average_Joe56
  • rhcrest

    Federal family? More like a mafia family that demands that you do whatever they tell you to do and demands 40% of everything you make and more otherwise they will send Uncle Louis to break your legs

  • mathis1689

    Obama and Sebelious can both go to he-l as far as I’m concerned. There they’ll be with their real father-Satan!

  • rivahmitch

    Sieg Heil!! Heil Obama. Damn the Constitution and individual rights! All for the clooective! KTNN!

  • MontieR

    Just don’t defend yourself or others with lethal force, let them die or be prosecuted.

  • US Army (retired)

    If the Demonrats gun bans are passed, I will not comply. Millions more will not comply.

    DHS and other alphabet agencies have purchased over 1.8 BILLION rounds of hollow point ammo – enough to shoot every man, woman, and child in the country 5 times or more – ammo that’s illegal for military use under international law, and have just ordered more and an additional 7,000 FULLY AUTOMATIC “personal defense” weapons. How does anyone with the capability of rational thought escape the conclusion that our government is preparing for a war on its own citizens?

    Feinstein, Schumer, Obama, Holder, Bloomberg, Cuomo, and their whole gang are tyrant wannabes. To them, anyone who does, or might, oppose their control over every aspect of our lives, is “a criminal” because they said so.

    To quote a few of their heroes, with explanatory comments in ( ):

    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” – Mao (They revere Mao and the way he ruthlessly grabbed power in China. The fact that he murdered about 100 million Chinese to do it is, to them, a “feature,” not a “bug.”)

    “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves. … The only real power comes out of a long rifle. … Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. … We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns? … The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” — Joseph Stalin

    “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.” — Adolf Hitler

    (These PSYCHOPATHIC SOCIOPATHS in our government, and THEY ARE PRECISELY THAT, never make the mistake of doubting it, believe that they are anointed to be our rulers and that we are the equivalent of Hitler’s “subject races.” And we know what they did to “them.”)

    Don’t tell me, “It can’t happen here in America.” To borrow a quote from Mike Vanderboegh, “Anyone who tells you that ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ is whistling past the graveyard of history. There is no ‘house rule’ that bars tyranny coming to America. History is replete with republics whose people grew complacent and descended into imperial butchery and chaos.”

    Hitler disarmed the Jews and others, then murdered millions
    Stalin disarmed the Russians, them murdered millions
    Mao disarmed the Chinese peasants, then murdered nearly 100 million.
    The Turks disarmed the Armenians, then murdered 1.5-2 million.
    Pol Pot disarmed the Cambodians and murdered millions.
    Rwanda disarmed its ethnic groups, then murdered millions.

    The list goes on … about 262 MILLION people MURDERED BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENTS in the 20th century – AFTER they allowed those governments to disarm them. They ALL thought “It can’t happen here”, until they were disarmed and it started, then it was too late. Don’t make the same mistake. Don’t EVER let your government disarm you.

    The Founders knew that government, if not constrained at every step, will continue to accumulate power and control until it becomes tyranny. That’s why they feared standing armies and insisted that the “right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    “A tyrannical rule cannot in any reasonable construction be accounted lawful, and therefore the disturbance of such a government cannot be esteemed seditious, much less traitorous.” – Thomas Aquinas

    “When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance becomes Duty.” – Thomas Jefferson

    • peter

      Agreed and Americans need to take heed of Thomas Jefferson’s words for that time may be sooner than we all might think. Many of course are in for a shock and a rude awakening because they are in serious trouble. Maybe those of us who are aware of what is really going on will be better prepared to survive……Hopefully. I sometimes wonder what it takes for some folks to actually take the time to examine the folly of their ways. Maybe it is too much trouble and they are too pre-occupied to care about what is really happening and how the future of their offspring is being compromised by villains.

  • US Army (retired)

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive TREASON from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the TRAITOR moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself…A murderer is less to fear. The TRAITOR is the plague.” — Cicero

  • MNE41

    One dictionary definition of family: A group of people united in criminal activity.
    Now that fits!


    Screw you dad…

  • Guest

    Thanks, but I would rather be an orphan shivering in the streets in the rain than have that kind of ”family”.

  • 1baronrichsnot1

    Ha! That Sebelius, always clowning around, I think maybe that’s the reason no one takes her serious. She broke Kansas as gov. They chased her out! BHO latched onto her, and now she is the clown of the whole us. Federal family? Is that where you pay a guy to mow your lawn, he then thinks he is in charge of you, starts asking for money without working, and calls himself “just family”, This group operates like godfathers guiding surrogates. Is that a family? Count me out of this funny farm, where these inmates are running the asylum. Why they are just one of the family. HA,HA,

    • peter

      It is absolutely necessary for Obama that he surrounds himself with idiots. It makes him look less of an idiot. Idiot’s and the idiot master. God help us.

  • oat21

    I put my trust in God, My Family, the Constitution and the Second Amendment, not the left wing socialist commies some americans have opted to put into power. Americans, Vote in 2014 & 2016 to take them out of power, stand together and strong.

  • captj@sea

    Federal family? Is that anything like . . . Big Brother, maybe? The more I see of where this country is headed, the more impressed I am with George Orwell’s clarity of vision. He, along with the Founding Fathers, understood what it’s all about – be wary of any kind of government and absolutely DO NOT TRUST big government.
    “Federal Family” – damn, he even had the ‘newspeak’ thing right!

    • Robert Messmer

      I would say that “Federal Family” is just a logical extension to that crap about it “takes a village”.

  • Debbie

    The Federal Government need to get the heck out of the way. We don’t need anyone telling us how to raise our family or how to take care of our neighbor. Lord they act like we are 2 years old and only they know best. Tired of being treated like a child.

    • jaybird

      Remember when they said “our children do not belong to us”? Now we know that is the other family they belong to.

  • Ol’ Grey Ghost

    A “Federal Family?” Some kind of surrogate family, I suppose. But isn’t that what “street gangs” are?

  • mari

    The government has swallowed the constitution and all of our freedoms and spit out “The Federal Family’. How much more intrusive could the government get? God help us and our true families.

  • wavesofgrain

    OMG…sounds like a Communist Commune!!!!!