10/19/14

Dim Crims: Jail tale

One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.
The Van Buren County sheriff's department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County jail for the bar where she was trying to pick up her boyfriend.  The department says Deputy Robert Miersma spotted the Hartford-area woman backing into the jail parking lot in Paw Paw about 2 a.m. Sunday and noticed she smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated.  It says a breath test showed her with more than twice the 0.08 percent blood alcohol considered drunk in Michigan. She's expected to face drunken driving charges. [BJS]

10/18/14

Barack Obama's Diary: Don't panic, dudes. Don't PANIC!

Oh happy day! Let others worrry about Ebola, ISIL and the rest of the petty little things that intrude upon my days. I'm playing golf at Fort Belvoir,Virginia, with aides Joe Paulsen, Marvin Nicholson, and sportswriter Tony Kornheiser. We must not be seen to panic. There's enough hysteria as it is.

10/17/14

Bam 'plans to import Ebola victims'

Washington, DC – Judicial Watch claims that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment.  Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.
It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients.  The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola.
One source tells JW that the Obama administration is keeping this plan secret from Congress. The source is concerned that the proposal is illegal; endangers the public health and welfare; and should require the approval of Congress. [Source]

PC madness: 'Carmen' closes over smoking

A decision by the West Australia Opera company to drop Carmen because it features smoking has left Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, fuming about “political correctness gone crazy”.
The state-owned opera company is ditching George Bizet’s masterpiece from its repertoire under a A$400,000 (£220,000) two-year partnership with Healthway, a state government health promotion group
Opera is “an exaggeration and if we are running around looking to take offence or looking to spread some politically correct message, just about every opera would be forbidden”, he told Melbourne Radio 3AW.
We don’t stop ‘Macbeth’ because it promotes killing kings.”

Ebolunacy continues...

President Obama has asked Ron Klain, who served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former vice president Gore, as his Ebola response coordinator, according to a White House official. With a superb military command and  world-leadng private enterprise  leadership, this is the best the Bungler-in-Chief can manage. We are truly screwed. [Source]

10/16/14

Halleluja! Bam sees the light on Ebola Czar

President Obama has suggested for the first time he is open to appointing a single person to oversee the federal response to Ebola, bowing to numerous demands from Capitol Hill and elsewhere. [Source]

Ebolunacy: Dallas hospital's cutting edge Ebola machine sits unused

The military is using an Ebola screening machine that could have diagnosed the Ebola cases in Texas far faster, but government guidelines prevent hospitals from using it to actually screen for Ebola. [Source]

Cartoon: Aftermath

Ebola: What must happen NOW

"We have a legitimate crisis of confidence on our hands," writes Sean Hannity, with an emerging healthcare emergency and an incompetent government response.  Here are three things that should happen immediately when it comes to this Ebola crisis:
"1. CDC Director Tom Frieden should resign immediately
2. We should implement a commercial travel ban from these West African countries immediately
3. We need to secure the borders immediately
And if I had to add a fourth thing, it would be for these government officials at the CDC and the Obama administration to be honest with us.  Quit with the government happy-talk and be realistic about your capabilities and your expectations...."

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10/15/14

Obungling continues: CDC cleared fever nurse before Dallas flight

Not only did nurse Vinson call the CDC multiple times before boarding her Dallas flight, she was already running a fever and they still allowed her to board the flight, which means she was infectious while on the plane. Here is what Dr. Jon LaPook told Scott Pelley on CBS Evening News:
One health official said to me somebody dropped the ball. I then called the CDC and the agency said that this nurse, nurse Vinson, did in fact call the CDC several times before taking that flight and said she has a temperature, a fever of 99.5.
But the person at the CDC looked at a chart and because her fever wasn’t 100.4 or higher, she didn’t officially fall into the group of high risk. Now I think what’s disconcerting to people is that you would think common sense would tell you, well, after the first nurse, Nurse Pham became sick with Ebola, you would have thought, well, out of an abundance of caution let’s just keep her there and not have her get on the flight.
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Obama deceit will bring Ebola panic

Laughing Conservative predicted two weeks ago that this lying, incompetent  Administration had already squandered  too much of its credibility on petty deceitfulness, to be able to stem panic on a major issue like Ebola. And so it is turning out to be. 

We're doomed... DOOMED, I tell ya....

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—The president of CNN Worldwide attempted on Wednesday to defuse the brewing controversy over his decision to change the network’s official slogan from “The Most Trusted Name in News” to “Holy Crap, We’re All Gonna Die.”

Barack Obama's Diary: Librarians

Dear Diary: I don't know why Librarians founded a country of their own. But, being somewhat educated, they should be able to figure a way outta this Ebola problem. If it's too dangerous to travel by Librarian public transport, why can't they just call for a limo, like I do? But enough about me.

10/13/14

Barack Obama's Diary: Debating Ebola

Dear Diary: I met today with national security and health care advisors to discuss the Ebola situation. At the gathering were National Security Advisor Susan Rice, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, White House Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden, who  insisted on participating  only by telephone, despite my assurances that he was no less likely to  get Ebola near me  than on a Librarian bus." My point exactly," said he.