Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan

Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian citizen who came to the United States knowing that he had moved a woman dying of Ebola, has done us a favor.

Duncan's ability to get to the U.S., most likely to take advantage of our medical care, reveals that the Obama government and the CDC is failing to protect American citizens.

Who is Duncan?

From CNN:

He is a 42-year-old Liberian citizen, said a friend who knows him well but asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of his case.

Duncan's Facebook page indicates that he's from the Liberian capital of Monrovia, where he attended E. Jonathan Goodridge High School.

Why did he come to the United States?

To visit family and friends, according to the friend, who noted this was Duncan's first trip to America. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas Frieden has said that Duncan was "staying with family members who live in this country."

Stanley Gaye, a Liberian community leader in Dallas, said Duncan was in Dallas visiting his girlfriend.

When did Duncan leave Liberia?

He departed the West African nation on September 19, Frieden says.

How did he get Ebola?

Authorities haven't said.

The New York Times reported Thursday that Duncan had direct contact with a pregnant woman stricken with Ebola on September 15, days before he left for the United States. Citing the woman's parents and Duncan's neighbors in Monrovia, Liberia, the newspaper said Duncan had helped carry the ailing woman home after a hospital turned her away because there wasn't enough space in its Ebola treatment ward.

A CDC spokesman told CNN on Wednesday that he hadn't seen the newspaper's report and couldn't comment.
Duncan got on the plane only 4 days after moving a woman dying of Ebola.

He knew that he was at risk.

When he became ill in the U.S., he and his family did not make it clear to medical officials that Ebola was the possible cause.

The family allowed to children to have contact with him and they sent them to school.

Sorry, but that is shockingly irresponsible.

The children attend American schools. I assume the family functions in American. They must be able to communicate. How difficult is it to scream, "HE COULD HAVE EBOLA"?

And what about hospital? Talk about dropping the ball!

I take no comfort in the fact that others in contact with Duncan aren't showing Ebola symptoms. The incubation period is 2 to 21 days.

Let's see what the situation is after 21 days have passed.

Let's see how much, if any, blood will be on the hands of Obama and his administration.




Ebola: Parents Remove Children From School

If I had a child attending a school where a student had contact with the diagnosed Ebola patient, I would definitely pull my child out immediately.

Is that overreacting?

I really wouldn't care.

I would do anything to protect my child.

I also wouldn't trust what the school district or the government is telling me.

From the Star-Telegram:

Parents on Wednesday were removing their children from a Dallas school where a student may have had contact with the Ebola patient diagnosed Tuesday.

A letter to parents of children at L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School, 6929 Town North Drive, says in part:

“This morning, we were made aware that one of our students may have had contact with an individual who was recently diagnosed with the Ebola virus. This student is currently not showing any symptoms and is under close observation by the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department. As a precautionary measure, the student has been advised to stay home from school. Since this student is not presenting any symptoms, there is nothing to suggest that the disease was spread to others, including students and staff.”

At a news conference at noon Wednesday, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said students attending four different Dallas Independent School District schools possibly have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

He said the district was informed the five students were in contact with the Ebola patient over the weekend. They have been in school since, but are now at home and likely will be kept there for 21 days.
This Ebola patient gets around, doesn't he?

The parents keeping their children out of school are doing the right thing.

I expect the government to keep people from Ebola hotspots out of my country.

Period.

If such steps aren't taken, I don't think it's a good idea to go out to eat or use public transportation. God forbid you find yourself in need of a public restroom.

And if you go out in public, hope no one sneezes anywhere near you.

The line is the flu is much more of a threat to the public than Ebola.

That's stupid.

We have a flu vaccine. I already got my shot for this season, and so have all members of my immediate family.

The flu isn't a death sentence. The odds of recovering from the flu are dramatically better than surviving Ebola.

Give me an Ebola vaccine and I'll relax.


Jimmy Fallon: Ebola Virus

JIMMY FALLON: A new survey predicts that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be the most popular Halloween costumes this year. The least popular Halloween costume this year: Slutty Ebola Virus.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Marquette Law School Poll: Walker 50%, Burke 45%

Good news for Scott Walker.

Good news for Wisconsinites.




Obama Ebola Statement

Listen to Obama's remarks about the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Listen to him tell the American public we are safe.

Yeah, right.


Meg Kissinger: Michelle Obama, Mary Burke Event

Mary Burke's campaign is getting some national attention, but not in a good way.

According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Meg Kissinger, things got a little weird at Burke's event featuring Michelle Obama in Milwaukee on Monday.

People around the country need to know that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is openly hostile to Governor Scott Walker. It's a propaganda rag for Democrats and Leftists.

So, it is a bit unusual for Kissinger to be making the waves that she is.

Apparently, this little move by a White House aide left Kissinger really ticked off.

From FOX News:

A Milwaukee reporter is claiming that journalists covering first lady Michelle Obama’s speech at a campaign rally for Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke were told not to speak with the crowd at the event.

Meg Kissinger, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, posted on Facebook that she was “creeped out” after she was told by a White House aide and an aide for Burke not to speak with people attending the Monday event.

“This is what reporters do in America: we speak to people,” she wrote. “At least that's how I've been doing things -- at all kinds of political events -- since 1979.”

Kissinger added in the comments on another post that she had “never seen anything like it in 35 years as a reporter covering dozens of political events.”

Kissinger later said on Twitter that she did not comply with the aides’ rule, and spoke with “plenty” of crowd members.
It is insane that a White House aide would instruct journalists covering Michelle Obama's speech to not speak with people in attendance.

What is that?

It's especially goofy given that supporters of Mary Burke and the Obamas would have been at the event.

There is no way that a White House aide should be dictating rules like that to the journalists. No free press in Obama's America?

Good grief.

Wouldn't you think that even the Leftists would find these tactics by the Obama White House completely out of line?

Michelle Obama will be back in Wisconsin on Tuesday, this time in Madison to campaign for Mary Burke.

Will reporters be told not to talk to the crowd again?

I suppose.

Jimmy Fallon: White House Fence Jumper East Room

JIMMY FALLON: Two weeks after the White House fence jumper made news, there are now claims that this guy not only got into the White House, he actually made it as far as the East Room. Even crazier, there's also reports that President Obama almost made it as far as the Oval Office. 'Did I lose a golf ball here?'

ISIS: Obama Blew It

What did Obama know and when did he know it?

From the Washington Free Beacon:

President Obama blamed the U.S. intelligence community for the rise of the Islamic State on Sunday’s 60 Minutes.

But intelligence officials are pushing back, saying there is a paper trail that proves Obama knew of the growing threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) for quite some time.

The president blamed Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for “underestimating” the threat ISIL posed to the region and to Western countries. But officials say Obama received daily briefs on the rising threat going back to February.

“I mean, publicly, there’s a paper trail of intelligence officials before Congress saying ISIS is a problem,” CBS This Morning host Norah O’Donnell said.

Co-host Charlie Rose agreed, saying Obama dodged accountability for the rise of ISIL in Iraq and Syria and essentially threw the intelligence community under the bus.
Even the Leftists at CBS are holding Obama accountable, acknowledging that the selfish Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus.

Every day, Obama proves how unqualified he is to be the president of the United States.

He is a disaster. He is a disgrace.

The buck stops with Obama.




Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ebola in Dallas

So now what?

From FOX News:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on Tuesday that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case diagnosed in the United States.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials said in a statement Monday that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history.

...CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that the patient arrived in Texas from Liberia earlier this month and exhibited no symptoms. The patient sought care last Friday and has been hospitalized in isolation since the weekend. Frieden said that officials don't believe there is any risk to anyone who was on the flight at that time.
I don't trust any information about Ebola from the CDC.

From ABC News:

Frieden said he was confident there would not be an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

"There is no doubt in my mind we will stop it here," he said.

He later added that Ebola is a "scary disease," but vowed, "We are stopping it in its tracks in this country."

...Frieden declined to identify the patient other than to say, "The individual was here to visit family who live in this country." Frieden later indicated the patient was male when he modified the comment to say, "He was visiting family members and staying with family members who live in this country."

Health officials are tracking down the patient's close contacts to determine whether they contracted the virus, Frieden said.
I am not reassured by Frieden's assertions.

I don't trust the Obama government to take the necessary measures to prevent an outbreak.

Obama has tranformed the U.S. into the JV team.


Michelle Obama, Milwaukee: 'Folks Like Us'

Michelle Obama was in Milwaukee yesterday, campaigning for Democrat Mary Burke.

Michelle has a history of saying weird stuff in Wisconsin.

In February 2008, at a campaign event in Madison, Michelle made her infamous statement about being proud of her country "for the first time."

The same day, in Milwaukee, Michelle made her infamous declaration that "our souls are broken."


Well, she's back and she's talking again.

This time, Michelle was with Mary Burke, perhaps the most unqualified candidate for public office since Obama.

What did Michelle say?



"Folks like us"?

"Folks like us."

This is so typical of the Democrats and their approach.

The Obamas divide to conquer. They've been doing it since 2008, and they're continuing.

It's truly unfortunate.

It's so important that "folks like us" do NOT stay home home on November 4, 2014.

We need to elect Scott Walker the governor of Wisconsin a third time.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Milwaukee Shootings: Violent Weekend

Will there be protests in response to the weekend shootings in Milwaukee?

At least seven shootings and one death took place.

No big deal?

Same old, same old?

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting Saturday night that killed a 39-year-old man, as well as three Sunday afternoon shootings that injured three men.

The homicide occurred around 10:45 p.m. in the 100 block of E. Auer Ave., where the victim was hit by gunfire while standing near the street.

...Sunday afternoon, Milwaukee police responded to three more shootings.

A 39-year-old West Bend man suffered a serious gunshot wound in the 3600 block of N. Teutonia Ave. at 4:16 p.m.

...At 12:21 p.m., officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 2800 block of N. 24th St. and found a 20-year-old Milwaukee man who said he was walking when he heard the sound of shots and realized he had been wounded.

...Three hours later, a 19-year-old man reported he was driving near N. 10th and W. Atkinson streets when he heard gunshots and realized he, too, was shot.

...The string of shootings brought the number of weekend shootings in Milwaukee to at least seven, including a man who was shot in a vehicle by a gunman in another vehicle.
Why is this violence accepted?

Where is the outrage?






Sunday, September 28, 2014

SNL: 'Weekend Update' Bush Bash

Of course, Obama was spared in Saturday Night Live's season premiere.

George W. Bush was not.

During "Weekend Update," there was a segment giving a pep talk to the struggling Obama. It was called "CHEER UP, PRESIDENT OBAMA."

COLIN JOST: Everyone loves ex-presidents no matter how good or bad they were. I mean, the last guy spent eight years wrecking the economy, bombing every country with sand in it, and all he had to do to make us forget what he did was paint an OK picture of a dog.

Video:




SNL: No Don Pardo Tribute

I expected Saturday Night Live's season premiere to include a tribute to Don Pardo.

There was no mention of the announcer's passing, just a quick still photo after "Weekend Update."

Pardo was part of SNL for nearly 40 years. He deserved better.