From College Humor.
H/T Becky on FB
Pushed into the background with the outbreak of Ebola in Texas, and possibly Ohio, and other locations, is the stunning increase of the deadly Enterovirus D68. The EV D68 is the illness that strikes with symptoms similar to polio, affecting children almost entirely. Between 1970 and 2006, this virus was considered exceedingly rare. In the 36 year study, only 26 cases had been reported in the United States, an average of just under one case per year. In 2014, the number of cases has reached 691. What has happened to cause an increase of more than 960% in this rare and potentially deadly pathogen? Well, let’s see. Barack Obama has allowed untold numbers of illegal immigrant children into our country, our cities and towns, our communities, and our schools. Most are from Central America, an area where such diseases are relatively common. The locations of these children have been kept from the American public. How many children? Thousands and tens of thousands. Where are there clusters of EV D68 cases? Kansas City. Chicago. Areas where significant numbers if illegal immigrant children have been moved. What has the CDC to say in the matter?
“There is no evidence that unaccompanied children brought EV-D68 into the United States, we are not aware of any of these children testing positive for the virus”
The wording would lead one to assume that these many tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children were tested for EV D68. Which is, of course, not the case. It also might cause one to believe that the CDC has the slightest idea what diseases these illegal immigrants brought in with them. Such as drug-resistant tuberculosis. For which the CDC remained ominously silent. While the medical staffs of the holding facilities were forced to be so. The CDC, in reality, has no real idea what pathogens are crossing our borders, even if what they do know paints a grim and dangerous picture.
Seems Joy Reid and Alex Wagner brought a whole deck of race-cards. From the Daily Caller. Seems the race-baiters have few limits on their claims. Allowing people in from countries where a deadly and contagious pathogen is running rampant and uncontrolled is somehow wise policy. Otherwise, you be racisssssss!
As the ebola outbreak continues to spin out of control in western Africa and ramps up here in the United States, remember these comments from these people. They, along with the race-baiting Attorney General, the sycophantic and incompetent Director of the CDC, and the arrogant and feckless President, are fanning the flames.
Had this disease emanated from Finland, there would have been a travel ban months ago. But then, the Finns don’t have nincompoops like these two nitwits screaming into microphones how not allowing carriers of disease into the United States is racist. Most Finns are the wrong color to have microphones for that purpose.
A pox on both your houses. Perhaps sooner than you thought.
It seems that Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, aged 44, has been booted out of the Navy for being a cocaine user. The NY Post has the story. The younger(-ish) Biden is reportedly “embarrassed” by taking the oath of a Commissioned Officer in the US Armed Forces under knowingly false pretenses, violating Article 92 and Article 112a of the UCMJ on what I suspect strongly was a regular basis by seeking out drug dealers, buying the coke, and either smoking, snorting, or ingesting the psychostimulant narcotic. And please, spare the nonsensical bullshit about how this might have been his first time and how he deserves the benefit of the doubt.
One has to wonder how many strings were pulled, and how many waivers signed, to get Biden, aged 43 at the time, into the United States Navy Reserve as a Public Affairs Officer. One also has to wonder how many lies he told during his recruiting interviews, if he had any at all. And what aspiring and honorable person was bumped out of serving in this time where the Navy and the rest of the services are shrinking like a puddle in the sunshine.
But, of course, young Hunter there is “embarrassed” to have popped for coke as Navy Officer. Most people are “embarrassed” by getting a parking ticket or having an overdue water bill. What he really deserves is to be recalled to active duty and disciplined. A Summary Court Martial would do nicely. Sixty days’ restriction has a nice ring to it. At least he has a good civilian job to go to, and Dad can always send him some taxpayer-provided spending money, once Burisma gets its cut, at least.
Ahh, the US Navy. A Global Force for Padding Your Resume for when you seek office. Perhaps the coke pop hurts poor Hunter in that quest, perhaps not. It isn’t as if he would be the first elected official to openly admit to using illegal drugs routinely. If elected, he might go ahead and tell us that coke is less harmful than cigarettes.
And if he doesn’t win, we can always commission a USS Hunter Biden.
Know what? I was wrong in my above assertion about what Hunter Biden deserves. I am not afraid to admit my error. For a first offense, I think Ensign Biden should be retained. In fact, he should be activated on an individual call-up. And sent to Liberia to have direct contact with ebola patients.
The news broke a bit ago that Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation. His six years as the senior law enforcement official in the United States has been particularly damaging to the civil liberties of American citizens. Holder’s race-baiting tactics, which include refusing to investigate and prosecute cases which he believed reflected poorly on “his people”, was typical of his lack of integrity and character. Appointed by the first black President as the first black AG, Holder more than anyone else made skin color an issue.
Holder also was in constant full-court press in executing his boss’s Alinsky-esque plans to treat political opposition as enemies, use the powers of government for extralegal persecution of those opponents, and curtailing individual freedoms in order to promote a politically-favored class, his own. His conduct while in office has been blatantly dishonest, most notable being the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal which took the lives of a US Border Patrol agent, hundreds of Mexican civilians, and unknown US citizens at the hands of the criminal elements Holder was responsible for arming. Worse, Fast and Furious was an effort to make a case for draconian gun control measures and the disarming law-abiding American citizens. His testimony regarding the scandal was unadulterated lies and evasion, again typical of his lack of character and integrity. Holder was made to recant some of his falsehoods when proof came to light that he had not only been briefed on the operation, but briefed on several occasions, and in detail.
There were other scandals. There was the subpoena of phone records of AP reporters without cause, for which Holder was responsible but faced no consequences. There was his leaking of Justice Department information to Media Matters so that they could dutifully spin the scandal stories. There was Holder’s active role in ensuring that IRS officials would not be brought to trial during his tenure for their use of their government apparatus in persecuting political opposition.
Inexplicably, it is to a man like this that many Americans are willing to cede their Constitutional rights under due process in determining Federal Government actions to kill US citizens without conviction, or even trial. Holder, and men like him, in the star chamber of “informed Government officials” making decisions on who presents a “threat” and who does not, with the winners being awarded a Hellfire for their troubles, is perhaps the worst of situations I can imagine.
Eric Holder is a malignant tumor to the liberties of a free people. A race-baiting, gun-grabbing, lying, cheating, bullying Communist of the most corrosive ilk. You can bet he is not going of his own accord, despite what his public proclamations might be. Someone has something on him, big enough that Obama wants him under the bus, otherwise he would not be going anywhere. No matter what it is, Holder can be guaranteed a Presidential pardon from Bath House Barry, or from Hillary Clinton, if we are faced with that particular catastrophe. Holder is an enemy of freedom, and of the Constitution. He is without honor, without any redeeming value whatsoever.
Whomever replaces him should face extreme scrutiny in the confirmation process. One hopes those who love freedom have the courage to apply that scrutiny.
This one has been around a while, but still worth a giggle.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one…
From US News and World Report:
U.S. officials are concerned that secret stockpiles of chemical weapons remain within Bashar Assad’s arsenal despite international efforts to destroy them, and that they may have fallen into the hands of the Islamic State.
You don’t say. Well, you shouldn’t be concerned in the least. I mean, Bashir Assad is at least as trustworthy as Saddam Hussein. And then there are the Russians supervising. What could go wrong? And besides, there is “no proof” that Assad would do such an underhanded thing. And as of yet, no remaining stockpiles have been located.
The issue first caught international attention in early September when Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., suggested there may be gaps in the Assad regime’s accounting for its chemical weapons.
Some can be explained by the haste with which the Syrian government had to declare its stockpiles, said Holgate. But international observers must also consider “less benign” moves by the historically evasive Assad regime as well, she said, including purposefully hiding chemical agents and weapons.
This is all a ruse so that Obama can go to war in Syria. Right? I mean, there is NO EVIDENCE. None. Whatever intelligence there is regarding these weapons has likely been “cherry-picked” to justify Obama’s reckless “cowboy” foreign policy. Sure. See how utterly stupid such tripe sounds now?
At least old friend Ben Connable adds some common sense and perspective to the discussion.
Those who study the region agree that the Islamic State’s potential access to chemical weapons would achieve one of the fundamental goals of a terrorist group.
“The strength of chemical and biological weapons is the fear factor,” says Ben Connable, an intelligence analyst with the RAND Corporation and a retired Marine Corps intelligence officer. “That’s what really separates them apart from other munitions: There’s something inherently terrifying about chemical and biological and radiological weapons.”
“I’m not terrifically concerned about it,” he says, “except for the use in terror attacks.”
So NOW chemical weapons in the hands of Islamic terrorists, taken from hidden stockpiles of a brutal dictator, are a problem. Unlike 2003, when another brutal dictator was looking to peddle them for hard currency. Tsk. Trusting the Russians? Just icing on the cake. Darned good thing we have secure borders.
Shame on those who shrieked, and continue to shriek, that Saddam didn’t have any chemical weapons. And that some in Syria don’t have Iraqi origin. More shame on those who willfully ignore the stockpiles since captured in Iraq by ISIS. To what should be the surprise of nobody, a nearly identical scenario is now playing out in Syria, as the childish and naive stupidity of John Kerry and the Obama Administration has evaporated like the morning dew.
The Bush-hating far left began and perpetuated a pack of lies regarding Saddam Hussein’s chemical stockpile that didn’t pass the first blush of the test of common sense. It was perpetuated incessantly by the beholden media and the liberal elite like a North Korean propaganda effort. The litany was so pervasive that the unthinking masses began to parrot it back en masse. Well, it was all a contrived lie, promulgated by any and every left-leaning entity whose hatred of George W. Bush trumped objective truth. Those of you out there who continue to cling to such abject foolishness need to re-examine everything you have been told, and everything you have come to believe about the origins of the Iraq War.
As for the hypocrites who so virulently trumpeted the “Bush lied!” meme and now sound the alarm over ISIS, you are as intellectually dishonest as it gets. And are not to be trusted with a thing you say.
Perhaps we can find the hidden Syrian chemical weapons. I nominate John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Fareed Zakaria, Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, and Sean Penn to go look for them. Don’t come back until you find them. And if ISIS finds you, perhaps we can send a rescue mission to save you from beheading. Or not.