Barack Obama's Diary: I dub thee Barack the Brave

Dear Diary: I hugged an Ebola patient today -- I was assured  by my Ebola czar that the patient had fully recovered and was of no danger to anyone any more.  But it took some nerve,  on my part, I can tell you. I have since been on constant  alert for the slightest suggestion of nausea, fever or diarrhea. Thank goodness I do not have to take the subway, like the common folk. Barack the Brave...I really like that moniker. But enough about me.

Cartoon: Stilton Jarlsberg

Obama's Keystone docs fail again

Dr. Craig Spencer, NYC's first Ebola patient, was not flagged by the CDC's 'enhanced screening' protocols.
'He went through multiple layers of screening and did not have a fever or other symptoms of illness,' the CDC tweeted. He spiked a 103-degree fever six days later and landed in New York City's Bellevue Hospital. Critics are slamming the CDC and the Obama administration for letting west African travelers into the country while requiring airport screening that can't identify patients.  Read more:

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Barack Obama's Diary: Don't PANIC...Don't PANIC!

Dear Diary: A doctor who rode the subway and spent several hours at a busy Brooklyn bowling alley has been diagnosed with Ebola. Only one case in a city of 8 million people... that is no cause for concern. I have already reassured the American people that you can't catch Ebola on a bus. They will intuit that the same applies to the L train. Of course Vlad Putin has been rubbing salt in my wounds. He called late today and said: "Obamavitch,  I have ordered for you Dictatorship for Dummies, from Amazon, which I have personally found very helpful. Tell your Democrat lackey De Blasio that, if Manhattanites show any tendency to storm Gracie Mansion, a few bursts of automatic  fire should nip open rebellion  in the bud. Always works for me."

Dim Crims: Weed request plants man in jail

A not-so-bright criminal is heading back to jail after accidentally texting his probation officer asking if he had any weed. Alvin Cross Jr.’s amateur approach to arranging a drug deal quickly landed him in trouble when the officer alerted police.
According to WALB, the probation officer received a text from Cross, asking: “You have some weed?”
A drugs squad promptly raided his home in Albany, Georgia, where they found a bag of cocaine.
Mr Cross will spend another year in jail after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine. [TG]

Presidential lies contest

TG, our man in Alaska, found this Presidential lies contest:

We were attacked (in the Gulf of Tonkin )

I am not a crook

GHW Bush:
Read my lips - No New Taxes

I did not have sex with that woman... Miss Lewinski

I will have the most transparent administration in history.
The stimulus will fund shovel-ready jobs.
I am focused like a laser on creating jobs.
The IRS is not targeting anyone.
It was a spontaneous riot about a movie.
I will put an end to the type of politics that "breeds division, conflict and cynicism".
You didn't build that!
I will restore trust in Government.
The Cambridge cops acted stupidly.
The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk
It's not my red line - it is the world's red line.
Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration.
We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest.
I am not spying on American citizens.
Obama Care will be good for America .
You can keep your family doctor.
Premiums will be lowered by $2500.
If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan.
It's just like shopping at Amazon.
I knew nothing about "Fast and Furious" gun-running to Mexican drug cartels.
I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups.
I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi .
I have never known my uncle from Kenya who is in the country illegally and that was arrested and told to leave the country over 20 years ago.
And, I have never lived with that uncle.  He finally admitted (12-05-2013) that he DID know his uncle and that he DID live with him.
If elected I promise not to renew the Patriot Act.
If elected I will end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan within the 1st 9 months of my term.
I will close Guantanamo within the first 6 months of my term.
I will bridge the gap between black and white and between America and other countries.
And the biggest one of all:
"I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America ."

I believe we have a winner

Last gasp in Rome

The UK Spectator reports rgThe Rome Opera House sacked its entire orchestra and chorus the other day.Financed and managed by the state, and therefore crippled by debt, the opera house — like so much else in Italy — had been a jobs-for-life trade union fiefdom. Its honorary director, Riccardo Muti, became so fed up after dealing with six years of work-to-rule surrealism that he resigned. It’s hard to blame him. The musicians at the opera house — the ‘professori’ — work a 28-hour week (nearly half taken up with ‘study’) and get paid 16 months’ salary a year, plus absurd perks such as double pay for performing in the open air because it is humid and therefore a health risk. Even so, in the summer, Muti was compelled to conduct a performance of La Bohème with only a pianist because the rest of the orchestra had gone on strike.
After Muti’s resignation, the opera house board did something unprecedented: they sacked about 200 members of the orchestra and chorus, in a country where no one with a long-term contract can be fired. It was a revolutionary — dare one say Thatcherite? — act. If only somebody would have the guts to do something similar across the whole of the Italian state sector. But nobody will. Italy seems doomed.


Joke of the Day...

I've torn out my alarm system.
 I’ve de-registered from Neighborhood Watch.
 NOW .... I've got two Pakistani flags raised in my front garden,
one at each corner and the black flag of ISIS in the center.
 The local police, FBI and other agencies
are all watching my house 24/7.
 I've never felt safer. [EM]

The last words on Redskins

 Here is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of The Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington  Redskins.

Dear Mr. Page...

I always love your articles and I generally agree with them. I would suggest, as in an email I received, they change the name to the "Foreskins" to better represent  their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in Washington, D.C.

I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional  football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must  be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.

Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta  Braves and the Cleveland Indians.  If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes  to skin color, then we need to  get rid of the Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60's alive. Gone. It's offensive to us white folk.

The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy?  No!  There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that  cost this country so many young men's lives.

I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names.  Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children.  The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits.   Wrong message to our children.

The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.

The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.

The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message to our children.

So, there you go.  We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should.  Just the kind of thing the do-nothing  Congress loves.

As a diehard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women's athletic teams to something other than "the Beavers."


Outrageous: King Obama plans to admit 100,000 Haitians by decree

It's all part of his fundamental transformation of America [Source]


BH, our man in Sydney, and disdainful observer of all things hypocritical, pretentious and/or socialist, found this on The Guardian's website.  It seems that ladies of pallor are attempting to usurp the black woman's birthright of  ample black buttocks. For shame! [Read it all]

Cartoon: Aftermath

Barack Obama's Diary: Why I know that buses are Ebola-proof

Dear Diary: Out of a super-abundance of caution, I have warned the masses again today that Ebola can't be caught on a bus. This I know from my childhood in Kenya, Indonesia Hawaii when I often traveled by bus and never caught Ebola. There are things I know that would astonish  most people. Did you know, for instance,  that choom smoke is best inhaled near the ceiling of a minivan? But enough about me.

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

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