Give up your guns? Drudge takes on DHS: ‘You go first!’
June 15, 2016: Just months after Department of Homeland Security advisers claimed “the threat from right-wing extremists domestically is just as real as the threat from Islamic extremism,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson suggested his department should be in charge of implementing gun control.
But media pioneer Matt Drudge reacted to Johnson’s comments with his own demand. He insisted the DHS secretary give up his own guns first.
“Homeland Jeh says Give up Your Guns!” Drudge tweeted Wednesday. “You go first, Brah.”
As WND reported, after a terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, Johnson told CBS News’ “This Morning” on June 14 that he believes implementing gun control in America is critical to protecting homeland security.
“We have to face the fact that meaningful, responsible gun control has to be part of homeland security as well, given the prospect of homegrown, home-born violent extremism in this country,” Johnson said.
“We need to do something to minimize the opportunities for terrorists to get a gun in this country, and this is now something that is critical to homeland security as well as public safety,” he told the show.
He also argued that another issue “that has to be addressed” is stopping Americans on the federal no-fly list from buying guns.
Simpson, eh? Homer voted greatest American
June 15, 2003: A BBC poll to identify the “greatest American,” run in advance of a program promising to “confront the critical question … what does the world think of America?”, awarded the honor to Homer Simpson, the beer-drinking, donut-scarfing, bumbling nuclear-power plant technician of the Fox cartoon “The Simpsons.”
The animated buffoon ranked ahead of real-life heroes including Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
Ironically, not only is Homer Simpson a fictional character, he apparently is also not an American.
His creator, cartoonist Matt Groening, told an audience in Montreal that Homer was named for Groening’s real-life own father, Homer Groening, who hails from Canada.