Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

The army blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone on Thursday, a senior officer said, after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst-ever outbreak of the disease, which has killed 932 people…

Though most cases are in the remote border area of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, alarm over Ebola’s spread grew last month when a U.S. citizen died in Nigeria of the virus after arriving from the region.

A nurse who treated Patrick Sawyer has now also died in Lagos and at least five other people have been isolated with symptoms, raising fears of an outbreak in the city of 21 million people, Africa’s largest metropolis.

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Already an unprecedented outbreak, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden says the number of infected and killed by Ebola will likely soon outnumber all other Ebola outbreaks in the past 32 years combined. According to the CDC, there have already been more than 1,700 suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola in West Africa, and more than 900 deaths—numbers which Frieden later called “too foggy” to be definitive. Ken Isaacs, the Vice President of Program and Government Relations for Samaritan’s Purse (SIM), painted an even bleaker picture. According to SIM, West Africa has counted 1,711 diagnoses and 932 deaths, already, which could represent only a small fraction of the actual number. “We believe that these numbers represent just 25-50 percent of what is happening,” said Isaacs.

In a six-hour meeting with the president of Liberia last week, Isaacs said SIM workers watched as the “somber” officials explained the gravity of the situation in their countries, where hundreds lie dead in the streets. “It has an atmosphere of apocalypse,” Isaacs said of the Liberia Ministry of Health’s status updates. “Bodies lying in the street … gangs threatening to burn down hospitals. I believe this disease has the potential to be a national security risk for many nations. Our response has been a failure.”

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Samaritan’s Purse believes these numbers represent fewer than half of the real number of cases, Isaacs said Thursday at an emergency congressional hearing on the Ebola outbreak.

“The Ebola crisis we are now facing is not a surprise to us at Samaritan’s Purse, but it took two Americans getting the disease in order for the international community and the United States to take serious notice of the largest outbreak of the disease in history,” Isaacs said.

He characterized the initial international response to the Ebola outbreak as a “failure” because the virus spread outside the country where the outbreak originated. He said that a broader coordinated intervention is the only thing that will slow the size and speed of this disease.

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Among the traditional practices the WHO says cannot be followed with Ebola victims: family-led body preparation and religious rituals that require direct contact with the corpse. Muslim tradition, for instance, requires that family members of the same gender should wash the body themselves before burial.

There are religiously driven rules about who can handle a dead body, and how. But those rules are often in direct conflict with the procedures health officials must follow to minimize the risk that the disease will spread, because after death is a particularly dangerous time for Ebola infection.

“When the person has just died, that is when the body is most contagious,” WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told The Post on Thursday. “It’s when the virus is overtaking the whole body.”

The problem is compounded because Ebola can force a victim’s body to release infectious fluids including blood, vomit and diarrhea, especially in later stages of the disease. That includes the most visually harrowing symptom of Ebola, present in some late-stage patients: bleeding from bodily orifices and rashes covering the skin.

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A young man lies dead in the streets of Liberia, left to rot in view of passers-by and local children.

He is just one of many Ebola victims to have been dragged out of their homes and dumped on the country’s roads by terrified relatives in a desperate bid to avoid being quarantined…

With less than half of those infected surviving the disease, many Africans regard Ebola isolation wards as death traps, he said.

‘They are therefore removing the bodies from their homes and are putting them out in the street,’ Mr Brown told Reuters.

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Tolbert Nyenswah, the deputy chief medical officer and assistant health minister, said the outbreak had forced a number of hospitals and clinics to close because staff were scared to work in them. He disclosed that some 67 health workers had become infected, and that many of the 6,000-strong work force were reluctant to return to their jobs…

In Liberia, Mr Nyenswah said that the authorities were gradually getting the message across that Ebola was a threat, ending widespread myths such as that it was the work of witchcraft, could be cured by prayer, or was simply a ruse by the government to frighten people.

But he warned with 95 per cent of the country’s health infrastructure having been destroyed during the civil war of the Nineties, it was still “simply too weak” to cope with major challenges.

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Treatable diseases such as malaria and diarrhea are left untended because frightened Liberians are shunning medical centers, and these deaths could outstrip those from the Ebola virus by three or four fold, he said.

But his biggest concern is the spreading epidemic.

“We are hearing it is going to get worse before it gets better. We do not know how much worse that will be. My main worry is the fear of how many people will die. Right now it is out of control and jumps from place to place,” Ngafuan said.

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A Spanish priest has become the first person carrying the deadly Ebola virus to be brought back to Europe for treatment, as the death toll from the killer disease continues to rise…

Missionary Miguel Pajares, 75, was flown to Madrid from Liberia after he was put in quarantine on Saturday.

Mr Pajares had been treating patients infected with Ebola at a Catholic hospital.

Madrid health official Javier Rodriguez told a news conference yesterday that Mr Pajares and a nurse he had been travelling with had both been placed in quarantine.

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West African patients infected with the Ebola virus will not have access to experimental drugs being used to treat American cases of the disease for several months, if at all, Nigerian health authorities said on Thursday.

Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told a press conference he had asked the US health authorities about the unproven medicines used on two American doctors, but was told such small quantities existed that west Africa would have to wait for months for supplies, even if they were proved safe and effective…

A spokesman for the US Centres for Disease Control said “there are virtually no doses available” and they would take several months to manufacture.

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“We can stop Ebola” and “we have to stop it at the source in Africa,” Frieden told the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations…

Isaacs, who is now vice president at Samaritan’s Purse, an aid group working in Liberia, said the African governments are overwhelmed by the Ebola epidemic and not capable of containing it.

Nonetheless, he said “The public health of the world is in their hands.”

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going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:12 AM

Good move in that Gibbs is a top notch outfit..:)

PS..Downside is that Toyota doesn’t quite seem to have their ducks in a row..:)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 2:23 AM

no one ever saw things like this coming..

“First female warship captain stripped of command over affair allegations”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11020480/First-female-warship-captain-stripped-of-command-over-affair-allegations.html

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:23 AM

I’m taking a HotAir poll right now. How many of you think Cruz will run for president this time? Say aye or nay.

bluegill on August 8, 2014 at 2:24 AM

No it’s Evil Minions Local 7662…

oscarwilde on August 8, 2014 at 2:06 AM

That the group I want to join..:)

PS..Good evening Ralph..:)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 2:25 AM

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:23 AM

Smells like “double standard” to me…then again, I’m a reformed femina-zi…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:26 AM

No it’s Evil Minions Local 7662…

oscarwilde on August 8, 2014 at 2:06 AM

That is the group I want to join..:)

PS..Good evening Ralph..:)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 2:25 AM

Sorry..Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 2:26 AM

Cripes, it IS past 2 already…but good news the router is still holding up…maybe I can get by with just a firmware update…

Sigh, anyway, I better turn in myself: Nite to one and all..Newtie, G2M, WillG…

And since the main topic of the thread was Global Pandemic killer bugs, Stephen King Books & music, I got the perfect song to exit on that combines all 3!

Don’t Dream Its Over – Crowded House

(for those that remember or saw The Stand TV movie….

Keep up the Fight, everyone…We ain’t done till the last sword is drawn…

Nite-Nite!

BlaxPac on August 8, 2014 at 2:27 AM

Keep up the Fight, everyone…We ain’t done till the last sword is drawn…
Nite-Nite!
BlaxPac on August 8, 2014 at 2:27 AM

Niters and sleep well, Blax!

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:29 AM

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 2:23 AM

you are correct the Toyota’s are a bit off this year…
and you cant say that about all the Fords..
the 2 and the 22 are winning in Fords..
Jack is having a rough time finding cash,,
maybe Edwards wanted a ton of cash and Jack had to say no…maybe
sponsorship is tight in this economy..
and the National Guard is getting out now too…
(foolish move…imo…do the math)

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:31 AM

…and the National Guard is getting out now too…
(foolish move…imo…do the math)
going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:31 AM

Wasn’t it not-so-Feinstein who got that passed? Pithant move, that, if’n you ask me…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:33 AM

oscarwilde on August 8, 2014 at 1:56 AM

No auxillary? Even henchmen need molls, Oscar… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:07 AM

That’s so 1940… It’s 2014, Evil Henchmen these days are just like the guy across the street (hell, they probably are the guy across the street), married, a couple of kids, a mortgage and trying to put their kids through college.

oscarwilde on August 8, 2014 at 2:34 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:26 AM

wait till they get women on nuke subs…
what could go wrong…. :)

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:34 AM

No it’s Evil Minions Local 7662…

oscarwilde on August 8, 2014 at 2:06 AM

That the group I want to join..:)

PS..Good evening Ralph..:)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 2:25 AM

Evening Sam, why be a minion when you can be a full fledged Henchman?

oscarwilde on August 8, 2014 at 2:35 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:33 AM
Claire McCaskill,, I think..

http://www.newsmax.com/US/military-recruiting-NASCAR-National-Guard-Claire-McCaskill/2014/05/08/id/570355/

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:38 AM

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:31 AM

Agreed..Very bad move by the National Guard..:(

PS..Harvick is pretty much the only Toyota that is “cooking with grease”..:)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 2:43 AM

Evening Sam, why be a minion when you can be a full fledged Henchman?

oscarwilde on August 8, 2014 at 2:35 AM

Minions are way cooler..imho..:):)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 2:44 AM

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 2:43 AM

psst..the 4 car is a chevy..

http://www.kevinharvick.com/

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:46 AM

williamg on August 8, 2014 at 2:34 AM

Now THAT is funny lol!

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:50 AM

Good Evening

For G2M: Alternative to river rafting. We should give it a go. Teehee.
Been enjoying the lurk mode.
Re: Female Captain stripped of command…
Remember chatting with some officer’s wives who were peeved when women were first allowed to be on board ships.
I ended the conversation by piping up, “There isn’t anything they can do out there that they don’t do on land here.”
I also added that I thought they should give women their own ships, subs, and planes. The fleet would be in “ship shape” due to the competition of who’s the best.
Hubs was on board the Lady Lex with women. The only thing he complained about was a ship made in the ’40′s didn’t have plumbing made for women. A lot of time was wasted in heads instead of general up keep.
Late one night, group of women sailors where finding it hard to make it up the gangplank to the ship. Just about died of laughter seeing one of them in a T-shirt, sleeves rolled up, and a large heart with “DAD” tattooed in the middle.

31giddyup on August 8, 2014 at 2:53 AM

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:38 AM

I’m not one to call someone a “stupid cow,” but that would be a compliment to the Senate equivalent of Delores Umbridge…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:56 AM

Late one night, group of women sailors where finding it hard to make it up the gangplank to the ship. Just about died of laughter seeing one of them in a T-shirt, sleeves rolled up, and a large heart with “DAD” tattooed in the middle.
31giddyup on August 8, 2014 at 2:53 AM

Oh, I am SO rolling here with that picture!

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:57 AM

[sends out a round of Whatchudrinkin's...enters under "Miscreants Anonymous Meeting Adjourned"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 2:58 AM

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 2:46 AM

Sorry..I blew that one..I had a “brain fart”..Stewart-Haas is indeed a Chevy team..Again I am sorry..:)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Firefall – So Long

And on that note, I bid Friends and Lurkers niters and sleep well!

[tosses bar keys to Giddyup and G...]

Those with bar key, y’all know what to do ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 3:01 AM

evening 31…
wow that was crazy..
they are lucky to live thru that..

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:02 AM

Sorry..I blew that one..I had a “brain fart”..Stewart-Haas is indeed a Chevy team..Again I am sorry..:)
Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Please, Dire…”brain fart” is SO 20th century…

The PC term is MAM–Middle Age Moment… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Hey Miss Newtie,
Too funny them wimmens.
You’ve had an interesting life. I’m with TXUS on his comment. We’re lucky to have you here.

31giddyup on August 8, 2014 at 3:03 AM

You’ve had an interesting life. I’m with TXUS on his comment. We’re lucky to have you here.
31giddyup on August 8, 2014 at 3:03 AM

(((HUGS)))

Thank you, Giddyup!

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Nite Miss Newtie {{{hugs}}}

31giddyup on August 8, 2014 at 3:04 AM

evening 31…
wow that was crazy..
they are lucky to live thru that..

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:02 AM

Yep, so much could have gone wrong.

31giddyup on August 8, 2014 at 3:06 AM

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 3:00 AM

maybe Marcos Ambrose will get PettyMS 2 spots in the chase this weekend..

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:16 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 8, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Sounds good to me..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 3:16 AM

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:16 AM

That would be cool to me..:)

PS..We are going to have to lobby for a road course in the Chase..:)

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 3:19 AM

Dire Straits on August 8, 2014 at 3:19 AM

we can Lobby for it…
but the France family will never go for it…

besides.. those 10 tracks are hand picked for JJ don’t ya know

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:22 AM

the 43 and 9 cars did a 2 day test at the glen..

http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=84748

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Evening Dire
Hope life is treating you well.
G2M, read you’ve been working hard.
Hope you get out sometime this summer for some R & R.
RE: above comment. I’m a realist. Once the powers that be said women could serve there wasn’t much anyone could do about it. I see/saw the pros and cons to it.
All I know is, as much as I’d like to learn to fly now, I don’t think i’d like it very much, if I was a young whipper snapper, had my pilots license and was told I couldn’t serve in some way flying.

31giddyup on August 8, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Cool about the spaceport.
Time to hit the hay.
Nite G2M and Dire.
Sleep tight HA

Blessings to all

31giddyup on August 8, 2014 at 3:36 AM

nice to know the WHO is on the case…nothing to worry about..

“Countries with Ebola transmission should conduct exit screening of all persons at international airports, seaports, major land crossings – @WHO”

https://twitter.com/WHO/status/497644512312041473

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Tomorrow, August 9th, is the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation. A quick search of the news shows that the press is once again going to make a big deal out of the holiday. They are very proud of that scalp.

DisneyFan on August 8, 2014 at 3:36 AM

night 31..sleep well…cheers..

ps.. I don’t mind woman doing what ever makes you all happy…

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:41 AM

and don’t think he’s not well respected..

“Russian students beam racist laser show depicting Obama eating a banana on the side of US embassy in Moscow on President’s birthday”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718863/Russian-students-beam-racist-laser-depicting-President-Obama-eating-banana-US-embassy-Moscow-American-leader-s-birthday.html

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:45 AM

1. BP agent arrested for allowing illegal alien from Ghana into our country (Ghana is on what continent? refresh my memory.)

2. Breitbart item says leaked ICE report states illegal aliens from 75 countries, including ebola countries, have entered this calendar year.

3. ICE is secretly shipping tens of thousands of illegal aliens, many of school age, all around the country, including HI and AK.

4. Public schools, obliged to educate all illegal alien children, are about to open in all 57 states.

5. Obama will be busy on the links when CDC alert of national ebola pandemic arrives and will get filed for the following week.

My problem: I was going to write a non-fiction book and screenplay about this crisis but the title “Perfect Storm” is already taken.

fred5678 on August 8, 2014 at 3:48 AM

“Israeli military confirm they are striking targets in Gaza after end of recent ceasefire – @IDFSpokesperson”

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 3:59 AM

UK to Launch Commercial Spaceport by 2018

http://www.space.com/26749-uk-spaceport-commercial-space-plane.html

going2mars on August 8, 2014 at 4:17 AM

Tomorrow, August 9th, is the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation. A quick search of the news shows that the press is once again going to make a big deal out of the holiday. They are very proud of that scalp.
DisneyFan on August 8, 2014 at 3:36 AM

There’s a president I like listening to. Love hearing him in debates, give speeches, interviews, etc. Even in those secret tape recordings he is an interesting guy to listen to. He has such great recall. In a later interview he did about his life it was incredible to hear all the details he remembered from his childhood and early career.

He wasn’t any kind of principled politician at all, though. But he was a strong man, smart, capable, good husband. Not sleazy trash like Clinton.

bluegill on August 8, 2014 at 4:24 AM

There’s a president I like listening to. Love hearing him in debates, give speeches, interviews, etc. Even in those secret tape recordings he is an interesting guy to listen to. He has such great recall. In a later interview he did about his life it was incredible to hear all the details he remembered from his childhood and early career.

He wasn’t any kind of principled politician at all, though. But he was a strong man, smart, capable, good husband. Not sleazy trash like Clinton.

bluegill on August 8, 2014 at 4:24 AM

Yes, those recordings are very interesting. He was obviously one of our smartest Presidents.

On the downside, he wasn’t conservative at all. EPA, affirmative action, bad SCOTUS picks, secretly wanted to ban all handguns, etc. And he was paranoid as heck.

DisneyFan on August 8, 2014 at 4:50 AM

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, OPEN BORDERS, GOVERNMENTAL INCOMPETENCE, AND EBOLA: WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/07/Political-Correctness-Open-Borders-Governmental-Incompetence-and-Ebola-What-Could-Go-Wrong

And this…

“Individuals and families immigrating to the U.S. legally are required to pay for and undergo medical examinations by approved physicians; those who are deemed as having “inadmissible health-related conditions” are not allowed into the country. But the same standards are not applied to illegal immigrants, many of whom remain in the U.S. despite testing positive for diseases that would prevent law-abiding migrants from entering.

The current border crisis has involved tens of thousands of Central Americans entering the U.S. illegally. Some of these individuals have tested positive for illnesses including tuberculosis, chicken pox, and other viruses–despite this, most of them are not immediately deported. Rather, they stay and receive medical care subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet–a preventive medicine physician, the former Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and a recipient of a 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor–told Breitbart Texas, “Legal immigrants are required to pay for medical exams and screening tests conducted by approved physicians before they arrive here. They’re not arriving in the U.S. carrying diseases, and then being dispersed into cities across the nation.”

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all legal immigrants must be screened and approved before entering the U.S. The agency states on its website, “The health-related grounds for inadmissibility include persons who have a communicable disease of public health significance, who fail to present documentation of having received vaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases, who have or have had a physical or mental disorder with associated harmful behavior, or who are a drug abuser or an addict.”

But the same rules apparently do not apply to illegal immigrants.
According to Vliet, “vaccine-preventable” diseases include chicken pox, an infection common among the new wave of Latin American illegal immigrants.

So, while a prospective legal immigrant who has not been vaccinated for chicken pox would be barred from entering the U.S., unvaccinated individuals who enter the country illegally are being allowed to stay. “The CDC’s own guidelines are clearly being violated with regards to the illegal immigrants currently crossing the border,” Vliet stated.

The CDC website also claims that tuberculosis (TB) is a “disease of public health significance” that “would cause an applicant to fail a medical examination or be inadmissible” to the U.S.

TB has also been identified within the illegal immigrant population; the TB-infected individuals remain in the U.S. and receive subsidized medical treatment.

In some cases, Border Patrol agents and other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff have contracted diseases from infected migrants–many of whom are unaccompanied alien children (UAC)–in the U.S. illegally.

A DHS report issued last week stated, “Many UAC and family units require treatment for communicable diseases, including respiratory illnesses, tuberculosis, chicken pox, and scabies. DHS employees reported exposure to communicable diseases and becoming sick on duty. … Two CBP Officers reported that their children were diagnosed with chicken pox within days of the CBP Officers’ contact with a UAC who had chicken pox.”

Agents have also been exposed to TB by the migrant population, according to the DHS report. Fox News recently reported that at least one Border Patrol agent contracted a “severe” case of TB from infected illegal immigrants who he was caring for.

Many feel that by allowing infected illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. and receive free healthcare, they are being given preference over those who follow the rules by attempting to enter the U.S. legally.

“It’s not who we are as a nation to break our own laws and give preference to those who do,” Vliet stated. “In this case, those who follow the law have to pay….”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/07/Feds-Bend-CDC-Rules-for-Sick-Illegal-Immigrants

workingclass artist on August 8, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Good morning

So the lsm is praising lamars win against those wacko tea party folks

Ugh

cmsinaz on August 8, 2014 at 5:55 AM

I I I is what the lsm keeps showing obamas speech…..I ended the war in Iraq (using Bush’s. SOFA agreement no?)

Did he screw up the SOFA or post SOFA?

The reluctant CIC according to the mj panel…..why didn’t they see this coming they ask? Because they didn’t want yo know

cmsinaz on August 8, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Looks like a busy news day. I think I’ll opt out. I think they are talking about rain but it’s supposed to be mostly in the south.

crankyoldlady on August 8, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Irs the death of the tea party according to the panel

cmsinaz on August 8, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Good Morning, Y’all!

The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year.

– President Barack Hussein Obama, October 21, 2011

My take: Obama Bombs North Vietnam…Err…Iraq

kingsjester on August 8, 2014 at 7:08 AM

The reluctant CIC according to the mj panel…..why didn’t they see this coming they ask? Because they didn’t want yo know

cmsinaz on August 8, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Face it, Snuggles is boxed in politically. He did victory laps over how his super-smart policies left Iraq a better place than when the US military was there.

Congress isn’t going to let him put boots on ground so he can make empty promises about not starting a new war in Iraq. His party isn’t going to be too happy that there are any operations going on. And then there are the visuals of women and children trapped in the mountains of Northern Iraq. There is no good solution here so Snuggles made a speech last night and is leaving town for a couple weeks. Rest assured Mr. President, these problems will still be here when you, your disguting spouse and filthy brats come back from the vacation.

And BTW, did you catch that he said ISO instead of ISIS? I guess he must be thinking Islamic State of Obama.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2014 at 7:09 AM

And BTW, did you catch that he said ISO instead of ISIS? I guess he must be thinking Islamic State of Obama.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2014 at 7:09 AM

heh

and the panel was joking about Obama and other presidents golfing (except for W)…..nevermind their outrage when W played golf at the beginning of the Iraq war….game #200 during this vacay….

infuriating…

cmsinaz on August 8, 2014 at 7:20 AM

And BTW, did you catch that he said ISO instead of ISIS? I guess he must be thinking Islamic State of Obama.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2014 at 7:09 AM

I thought he said ISL. I heard the beginning.

crankyoldlady on August 8, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Eisenhower got a lot of flak for playing golf.

crankyoldlady on August 8, 2014 at 7:22 AM

kingsjester on August 8, 2014 at 7:08 AM

great take KJ
don’t hate being right….glad your voice is out there :)

cmsinaz on August 8, 2014 at 7:22 AM

crankyoldlady on August 8, 2014 at 7:22 AM

and the next gop president will as well…

cmsinaz on August 8, 2014 at 7:23 AM

cmsinaz on August 8, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

kingsjester on August 8, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Looks like a busy news day. I think I’ll opt out. I think they are talking about rain but it’s supposed to be mostly in the south.

crankyoldlady on August 8, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Morning COL, 90F and 90% humidity today through Tuesday with 50% chance of showers, some locally heavy.

Son gets his car back today from paint shop. He likes muscle cars, which is unusual for his age group. I rarely go out for lunch, but today I am taking some folks to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Their homemade nuoc mam sauce is the best.

Hope you are well and have a great day to you and all other folks.

HonestLib on August 8, 2014 at 7:34 AM

It’s 7:30 in DC and the lights have been burning in the White House for hours. Not because of operations in Iraq or the continuing trouble in Ukraine or Israel. No! The vacation starts tomorrow and there is tons of stuff that needs to be done to get the royal entourage ready for their annual trek to the land of Millionaire donors and lobster (Mooch brings her dressy bib for these occasions).

BTW, Obama leaves for vacation on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation. I so wish that something else could be official at noon tomorrow other than this filthy family going off and spending millions of taxpayer dollars on yet another entertainment outing.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2014 at 7:36 AM

I guess he must be thinking Islamic State of Obama.

There is a Heinz 57 joke in there somewhere…I just know it.

HonestLib on August 8, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2014 at 7:36 AM

They have a lot of shredding to do.

crankyoldlady on August 8, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Q: Have you traveled to Africa recently?

Q: Are you a crazy bible thumper who doesn’t believe in science like epidemiology?

ezspirit on August 8, 2014 at 2:16 PM

My take: Obama Bombs North Vietnam…Err…Iraq

kingsjester on August 8, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Deeply insightful as always

DarkCurrent on August 8, 2014 at 4:24 PM

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