Quotes of the day

posted at 10:11 pm on October 13, 2014 by Allahpundit

The DCCC launched paid online ads today hitting House Republicans for voting to cut the Centers for Disease Control’s budget, which goes to fighting epidemics like Ebola, while protecting tax breaks for special interests.

The House Republican budget cut funding for the CDC, our country’s first line of defense against the spread of diseases like Ebola, while protecting tax breaks for big oil, the ultra-wealthy and companies that ship jobs overseas. These flawed priorities have real and dangerous consequences—as the head of the National Institutes for Health detailed Sunday, saying that: “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready.”

“House Republicans’ priorities aren’t just out-of-touch, they’re dangerous – and in their fervor to protect special interests’ tax breaks, Republicans even used their first budget vote to cut funding for the CDC that protects us from epidemics like Ebola,” said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel. “Few issues better illustrate House Republicans’ out-of-whack priorities than their determination to protect special interest tax breaks, even when they come at the expense of our ability to fight the spread of diseases like Ebola – that’s why the DCCC is launching a national paid online effort to hold Republicans accountable for their dangerously misguided priorities.”

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Since the West Africa Ebola outbreak grabbed the public’s attention, Republicans have had the political field to themselves. They have largely lumped imagery of the rampaging virus with other frightening video clips of Islamic State fighters, illegal border crossings and terrorism to perpetuate a sense of dread ahead of the Nov. 4 midterms.

The liberal response has just begun. Democrats are noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has had its budgets cut by $585 million since 2010. The National Institutes of Health have not had real budget increases since 2003, before across-the-board “sequestration” cuts siphoned off $446 million.

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[The] ad is pretty low-rent. But it does appear that Democrats/liberals are at least toying with the idea of hitting Republicans for voting to cut funding to things like NIH and CDC.

As we’ve noted before, though, Americans at this point are actually pretty unconcerned that Ebola will have an impact on them directly. It’s a really buzz-worthy news story, but it’s not clear that it’s a huge voting issue for many folks right now. Pryor, for instance, hasn’t gone back to the well on Ebola, and probably won’t after what happened last week.

That could certainly start to change if the disease starts to spread more quickly. But we’re just three weeks before the 2014 election, and right now this feels like a trial balloon.

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The National Institutes of Health’s budget for the past decade has been stagnant. In today’s dollars, it’s lost 23 percent of its funds due to inflation. But the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a part of the NIH that has been working on a vaccine since 2001, has seen its funding decline even more. In fact, Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, told the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein that the NIH would have a vaccine by now if the agency had not seen these budget cuts. It is testing a vaccine right now, but on monkeys, and it could be be years before it is ready. Collins says a full-scale “dream” vaccine development would be to test two different vaccines, being developed in Canada and America, with 30,000 people. Those are resources the NIH just doesn’t have. “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready,” Collins said.

This isn’t a new warning, by the way. But the same Republicans now calling for a czar have opposed restored funding for the NIH. “I support the NIH’s core responsibility of basic research, but believe it should stop the frivolous, politically motivated, and wasteful grants it has been funding,” Kingston, who is chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee in charge of the NIH’s budget, wrote to Collins last year. “On behalf of the American taxpayer, my committee will continue strict oversight of the NIH budget and encourage Dr. Collins to work with us on spending tax dollars effectively and appropriately.”

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In January, that allegedly miserly and cruel and callous GOP-controlled House also approved a budget that increased CDC’s budget by a lot:

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will see an 8.2 percent budget increase for fiscal 2014, thanks to a $1.1 trillion spending bill announced by Congress Jan. 13.

“This influx of cash will raise the CDC budget to $6.9 billion, which is $567 million more than it received in 2013. This is more than the agency anticipated, because the president’s fiscal year 2014 budget request for it was just $6.6 billion — a decrease of $270 million from fiscal 2012.”

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It’s a defensive ad that reeks of desperation. At a time when more and more Americans, including millennials, are concluding government just doesn’t work, it probably won’t be effective. And Republicans can respond in kind.

For example, instead of studying Ebola, the National Institutes of Health were studying the propensity of lesbians to be fat.

Then there was the money for a study on wives who calm down quickly.

And the Centers for Disease Control spent its budget on gun violence studies on order of the President as part of his agenda to curtail the second amendment.

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Meanwhile, other Democratic Party voices are saying calm down, we know how to control outbreaks, and fear is unhelpful, a problem in itself. The cynical among us assume that politicos tell us to fear when they think they can manipulate our fear to serve their interests. With this new ad, the Agenda Project shows it believes it can work fear effectively, so it invites panic. But it’s stepping all over the dominant message from the President’s party, which is anti-fear. This fear/don’t fear message is confusing. It’s like: Don’t fear, but if you do fear, blame Republicans for whatever is scaring you. And yet, if confusing people were thought to be a good move, it would be made, would it not? The lofty voices in the party say don’t fear, we know how to handle this, and we are diligently on duty, while the fringe groups crank out viral paranoia.

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This morning RedState received an email from the group responsible for this reprehensible ad. In the email Erica Payne, the President of Agenda Project Action Fund – which I will get to in a moment, lays out her team’s strategy to win the election through fear mongering…

This isn’t the first time Payne has resorted to such low class tactics.

Back in August the Weekly Standard called out Payne for encouraging people to go out and deface Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) book as it hit the shelves.Payne’s new improved version of Paul’s book cover featured the conservative congressman pushing a grandmother in a wheelchair, assumedly off a cliff.

Of course this sort of behavior should be considered par for the course for someone who was the Deputy National Finance Director for the Democratic National Committee in 1996 and went on to co-found the Democracy Alliance.

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Beyond the generally stable [CDC] funding levels over the past five years, note the uptick between 2013 and 2014, especially in the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The proposed 2015 request is lower than 2014’s but again this figure is coming from the president’s budget plan.

Then there’s the National Institutes of Health (NIH), whose role in developing new medicines and interventions has been supposedly destroyed by cuts over the years, right? According to its budget documents, the NIH got about $23 billion in fiscal 2002 (George W. Bush’s first budget year), a figure that rose to $30.2 billion in 2009 (his last budget year) before peaking at $31 billion in 2010. It dipped a bit from then and came to $30.1 billion in 2014, which is about the same amount the NIH requested in President Obama’s 2015 budget plan.

You can argue that the United States needs to be constantly and massively increasing its spending on everything and that every time spending doesn’t go up in a lockstep fashion (and faster than inflation, as it did throughout the Bush years) that you’re killing people. You can also argue that the topline budget figures for various agencies don’t matter, but then you’re really talking about the ways in which bureaucracies, especially in the budget sector, misallocate resources. The one thing you really can’t do is say that the federal government, which is not actually controlled by the Republicans (just saying), has been slashing its spending on anything.

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The National Institute of Health wastes hundreds of millions annually on grants that are meaningless to anyone except the people/organizations receiving the grants.

10 Most Wasteful NIH Grants:

http://tvceli.org/2012/12/tvc-unveils-top-10-worst-nih-grants/

bw222 on October 14, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Because of the markers from the lupus?

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Yep.

Doc Holliday on October 14, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Here’s the direct link on the most wasteful NIH grants, and the D-rats put out an ad that Ebola is caused by budget cuts, which obama enabled, btw.

h/t bw222

Schadenfreude on October 14, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Doc, you are the HA WebMD :)

Schadenfreude on October 14, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Is there talk of this being a possibility?

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 12:25 AM

I was checking out current news and events while shopping for air tickets and hotels yesterday and there have been a few deaths and lots of injuries of civilians due to paki firings in the last couple of weeks in India . Looks serious this time.

burrata on October 14, 2014 at 12:31 AM

I’m worried about Pakis attacking India in the next 2 months , before the snow sets in the Himalayas :(

burrata on October 14, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Is there talk of this being a possibility?

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 12:25 AM

They are pretty good at hating each other, have nukes and Pakistan is now about as stable as Ted Kaczynski.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:31 AM

And it gets even more complicated, because some people have unique markers and/or antibodies that make crossmatching very difficult. I once ordered a transfusion on a lady with anemia who also had lupus–we had to get her blood shipped in from Florida. That was the only donor in the South that matched her.

Doc Holliday on October 14, 2014 at 12:21 AM

HLA typing, or just a lot of antibodies?

malclave on October 14, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Ok gang. Thus ends the hematology lesson of the day. I need to go to bed–day 1/5 starts tomorrow, bright and early. Y’all have a good night, and get a flu shot ASAP.

Doc Holliday on October 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM

And it gets even more complicated, because some people have unique markers and/or antibodies that make crossmatching very difficult. I once ordered a transfusion on a lady with anemia who also had lupus–we had to get her blood shipped in from Florida. That was the only donor in the South that matched her.

Doc Holliday on October 14, 2014 at 12:21 AM

All I know, Doc, is that if it comes down to it, I ain’t taking a blood transfusion from anybody from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone or . . . Kenya.

TXUS on October 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Nite Doc

Schadenfreude on October 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM

HLA typing, or just a lot of antibodies?

malclave on October 14, 2014 at 12:31 AM

lot of weird antibodies–lupus anticoagulant and that kind of stuff. Lupus is a royal pain.

Doc Holliday on October 14, 2014 at 12:33 AM

TXUS on October 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Nor Nigeria, though they think they have it under control.

Schadenfreude on October 14, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Good night, again.

Doc Holliday on October 14, 2014 at 12:33 AM

I was checking out current news and events while shopping for air tickets and hotels yesterday and there have been a few deaths and lots of injuries of civilians due to paki firings in the last couple of weeks in India . Looks serious this time.

burrata on October 14, 2014 at 12:31 AM

:(

I guess it’s inevitable, though.

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 12:33 AM

D-rats put out an ad that Ebola is caused by budget cuts, which obama enabled, btw.
h/t bw222
Schadenfreude on October 14, 2014 at 12:30 AM

With the mandatory increases from the various Budget Control Acts, what “budget cuts” are you talking about? Just curious…rhetorical question…

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Doc Holliday on October 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM

My mother spent 5 days in the hospital after getting a flu shot. I’ll pass.
I could go for the Shingle vaccine.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:34 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Hope they are as warm as they claim…

OmahaConservative on October 14, 2014 at 12:35 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:34 AM

I never get the flu shot either.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Ok gang. Thus ends the hematology lesson of the day. I need to go to bed–day 1/5 starts tomorrow, bright and early. Y’all have a good night, and get a flu shot ASAP.
Doc Holliday on October 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Niters and sleep well, Doc! Blessing to Dear Lady Doc for allowing you to come out and play with us!

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 12:37 AM

OmahaConservative on October 14, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Lubbock rarely gets below 30 in the winter. I hope they’re good on black ice.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:37 AM

I have no idea what my blood type is and when I ask doctors they think it’s weird that I wonder. All the blood tests I’ve had you would think it wouldn’t be a tough question.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Unless they ever ordered a cross and type match on you for a blood transfusion from the hematology dept. of the lab, they have no idea, darlin’

OmahaConservative on October 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM

My mother spent 5 days in the hospital after getting a flu shot. I’ll pass.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:34 AM

The flu vaccine c1976 was NASTY!! I was never so sick before…but it was a *ahem!* Bad Batch…or something…

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:36 AM

I don’t turn 44 for another week, and have had shingles twice,
That vaccine I need.
I might be too young for it.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM

I never get the flu shot either.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Dittoes…

OmahaConservative on October 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM

When I was in high school I came down with ‘Taiwan’ flu.
That think was a Beetch!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Dick Cheney built the ebola machine with parts left over from the Katrina machine.

BatBoy tried to stop him but the technology the extraterrestrials provided was insurmountable.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Quick Pop Back in:

Tsunami threat Alert:
———————

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/74-earthquake-near-usulutan-el-salvador-october-2014/

https://twitter.com/USGS

7.4 earthquake near Usulutan, El Salvador, October 2014
San Miguel, San Miguel, SV

6m
Photo: Light damage seen on wall of hospital in San Miguel, El Salvador, after earthquake – @UliSaenz
see original on twitter.com
===========================

El Salvador
11m
Tsunami threat issued along coasts of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras after magnitude-7.4 earthquake hits off western coast – @NWS_PTWC
Read more on weather.gov
=========================

Costa Rica
17m
Editor’s note: Twitter reports suggest that the magnitude-7.4 earthquake that hit off the coast of El Salvador was felt in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. We’re watching for reports of damage. – Jillian
================================

El Salvador
25m
No tsunami threat immediately issued after magnitude-7.4 earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador – @USGS
Read more on usgs.gov
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El Salvador
38m
Preliminary magnitude-7.4 earthquake strikes 66 miles southeast of Usulutan, El Salvador – @USGS
Read more on usgs.gov

https://twitter.com/NewEarthquake

canopfor on October 14, 2014 at 12:41 AM

I hope they’re good on black ice.
annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:37 AM

White ice doesn’t bother you but black ice does…interesting…

:P

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 12:41 AM

If you’ve donated blood check your donor card for the most basic typing.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Repeat of last time, with same result.

Schadenfreude on October 14, 2014 at 12:42 AM

:(

I guess it’s inevitable, though.

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Maybe pakis are firing to cover the jihadys they are pushing through the border in to India , before the snow sets in ? There have been ISIS flags seen in Kashmir recently
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/10/11/ISIS-Flags-Unfurled-at-anti-India-Protests-in-Kashmir

burrata on October 14, 2014 at 12:42 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM

I hear shingles are very painful. I didn’t know there was an age limit but it seems if you’ve had it twice you might get some extra consideration.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:43 AM

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:42 AM

They don’t want my blood.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Dick Cheney built the ebola machine with parts left over from the Katrina machine.

BatBoy tried to stop him but the technology the extraterrestrials provided was insurmountable.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:40 AM

The Keytones – “I Was a Teenage Monster”

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 12:44 AM

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:42 AM

They don’t want my blood.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:44 AM

“The unexplained charges. The hidden fees. I’m taking my blood to another bank….”

—– Kramer on Seinfeld

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Repeat of last time, with same result.

Schadenfreude on October 14, 2014 at 12:42 AM

What if he’s all the repubs have got?

Great. Now I’m depressed.

Diluculo on October 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

When I was in high school I came down with ‘Taiwan’ flu.
That think was a Beetch!
annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:40 AM

I remember the Hong Kong flu epidemic over Christmas vacation c1968/9…everybody (Mom, Dad, Bro, Sis and Yours Truly) had either the regular flu (aka “The Lucky Ones”) or the Hong Kong flu…not a good way to spend the holidays…

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

If you’ve served in the military your blood type will be on your dog tags or equivalent.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Maybe pakis are firing to cover the jihadys they are pushing through the border in to India , before the snow sets in ? There have been ISIS flags seen in Kashmir recently
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/10/11/ISIS-Flags-Unfurled-at-anti-India-Protests-in-Kashmir

burrata on October 14, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Human ebola…

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 12:48 AM

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM

I tried but no one wants it.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Good night everyone, I have to work tomorrow. Sweet dreams.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Pop Back Ins Part Deux:

Now its New Zealand:

And Possible Wave ImPacT TIme Of Arrival:
=========================================

New Zealand
6m

Preliminary magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits off North Island of New Zealand – @USGS
Read more on usgs.gov
=====================

7.4 earthquake near Usulutan, El Salvador, October 2014
1m

Officials: 1st waves of possible tsunami estimated to hit El Salvador at 10:42 pm local time after earthquake – @MARN_Oficial_SV
End of alert

https://twitter.com/MARN_Oficial_SV

canopfor on October 14, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Mötley Crüe – “Too Young to Fall in Love”

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Good night everyone, I have to work tomorrow. Sweet dreams.
Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Niters and sleep well, Cindy!

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 12:51 AM

I tried but no one wants it.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2014 at 12:48 AM

That’s odd unless anemic.

They can use donor blood for the plasma, the clotting factors, the cells, globulin all sorts of stuff besides transfusing it.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:52 AM

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:52 AM

i can’t donate blood anymore because last time I donated(2001), my blood was tested and got a false positive on something.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Human ebola…

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Not possible ever, Dr. Hussein said so ! He knows everything .

burrata on October 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Not possible ever, Dr. Hussein said so ! He knows everything .

burrata on October 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

He & his cult are so stupid, they literally make my head hurt…

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 1:00 AM

If you’ve served in the military your blood type will be on your dog tags or equivalent.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Whenever I donate, I always get a little card with the date of my donation and my blood type. Last time they checked my cholesterol gratis as a courtesy for the donation and those results were on the card as well.

WhirledPeas on October 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The Dinks – “Kocka Mow Mow”

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Like I said on an earlier thread…. I can’t see why the Chicago messiah hasn’t cured everyone?

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:02 AM

He & his cult are so stupid, they literally make my head hurt…
Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Walls and desks hardest hit…

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Prayers to that nurse in Dallas. Bad enough that she’s in danger because of helping out an artful dodger that played his game, but worse she (and her hospital) were vilified for “a protocol breach” by the CDC director, the former health nazi of Herr Bloomberg in NYC, who is playing his game, too.

God bless her, and all those who risk their own lives to better the lives of the rest of us. They remind us of how great this country is, despite what the libs think and are trying to do to it, starting with Obama.

TXUS on October 14, 2014 at 1:06 AM

i can’t donate blood anymore because last time I donated(2001), my blood was tested and got a false positive on something.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Same here… got a positive for a test that says I’ve had hepatitis B in the past, even though I never had it.

Hmmm… I lived in Lubbock for a year in high school, maybe it’s something in the water? :)

Besides blood donation and military records, another common reason for doing a blood type is pregnancy.

malclave on October 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

50 were arrested in Ferguson on ‘Moral Monday’.

Made me laugh – not sure why.

WhirledPeas on October 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

I can’t see why the Chicago messiah hasn’t cured everyone?

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:02 AM

because we the people have disappointed him and unless we make a sacrificial offering of atleast 300 million white people who pay taxes, he will not lift a finger to cure Holder’s brothas and sistahs .

burrata on October 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Besides blood donation and military records, another common reason for doing a blood type is pregnancy.
malclave on October 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

The Rh factor can come into play during pregnancy. I have a cousin who had the first intra-uterine blood transfusion in the Jersey Shore area because of that…the baby was preemie, but survived and is now the proud mother of three…

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 1:09 AM

WhirledPeas on October 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

About twenty years ago I was donating blood to help cover that for a friend who was in hospital and what was neat about it was the number of old-timer veterans there that day for a social hour as well as donating. Probably a habit they picked up in WW II or Korea of donating often for benefit of their fellow Marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors etc.

On 9/11 morning I went to donate blood along with several friends. A TV reporter interviewed me asking if I thought it necessary. I told the fellow “We don’t know yet…that’s why I’m here. Even if it isn’t needed for further 9/11 attacks any other emergency might benefit as well.”

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

50 were arrested in Ferguson on ‘Moral Monday’.
Made me laugh – not sure why.
WhirledPeas on October 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Ironic, isn’t it… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 1:12 AM

Walls and desks hardest hit…

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM

From the album “Smash Your Head Against the Wall”

John Entwistle – “What Kind Of People Are They?”

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 1:14 AM

Was that moral looting in Ferguson or the immoral kind ?

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 1:14 AM

Quiet Riot – Bang Your Head (Metal Health)

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 1:16 AM

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Yep, the blood banks here always seem to be dealing with shortages. My workplace would always sponsor a blood-mobile a couple times a year and I never minded giving. It was hilarious, though, the number of people that had needle phobias at that place. My boss was one of them and I teased him no end.

The hospitals here will also send requests around the big holidays if your blood type is rare.

WhirledPeas on October 14, 2014 at 1:17 AM

The Rh factor can come into play during pregnancy.

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 1:09 AM

Right. If the mom is Rh Negative, and the baby is Rh Positive, the mom can develop antibodies to the Rh antigen, which can cause problems in later pregnancies. So they test for Rh to see if the mother will need “Rhogam” (Rh Immune Globulin) to stop her from developing antibodies on her own.

malclave on October 14, 2014 at 1:19 AM

When I first donated blood back in high school the phlebotomist rolled the vein which hurt like hell. A true WTF moment until she got it right. Then it was like giving a sample only larger.

I was talking to my father ( doctor) later that day glad to learn that experience was very much the exception lest they’d have to cuff donors to the tables to get the donations.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Even if it isn’t needed for further 9/11 attacks any other emergency might benefit as well.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

With the anticoagulant most commonly used, blood can be stored for up to 42 days after donation. If it’s not used by then, it’s discarded.

It’s pretty common for there to be blood shortages around Christmas every year, since a lot of people are busy from the holidays (starting in November), and the blood supply gets used but not replenished.

malclave on October 14, 2014 at 1:24 AM

Tommy James – Draggin’ the Line

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

[tosses bar keys to WhirledPeas, A/C and Viking]

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

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 1:27 AM

malclave on October 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

My false positive was HIV. I’m non-risk for HIV.
This happened in Chicago.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 14, 2014 at 1:29 AM

malclave on October 14, 2014 at 1:24 AM

I figure you mean sodium citrate.

One would hope they would at least freeze the plasma and packed cells and figure out a use for other components.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:30 AM

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:23 AM

That would put me off. I’ve always been lucky and the techs have been great at their jobs — no pain at all, just a tiny little jab.

I got my flu shot last week and omg my doctor’s nurse is The BEST shot giver! We were chatting and the next thing I knew she was slapping the bandaid on lol.

WhirledPeas on October 14, 2014 at 1:31 AM

Nite Newtie :)

I’m right behind you.

WhirledPeas on October 14, 2014 at 1:32 AM

Canadian military officer just returned from Sierra Leone and is in isolation with Ebola symptoms….

They aren’t going to start tracing his contacts until they completely confirm that he has it.

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TXUS, indeed. She should sue Duncan’s estate, as RWM suggested. His lot will sue the hospital and the gov’t, the rats. He caused this to her and they should not get a single penny, ever.

Schadenfreude on October 14, 2014 at 1:37 AM

I got my flu shot last week and omg my doctor’s nurse is The BEST shot giver! We were chatting and the next thing I knew she was slapping the bandaid on lol.

WhirledPeas on October 14, 2014 at 1:31 AM

Whenever my father needed to give someone a shot, especially kids, he’d have it all ready to go, get them into conversation, swab the site, get their mind on something else, then a quick alcohol swab again and the shot before they knew it happened. It’s the tensing up during the shot that makes it hurt.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:38 AM

Quiet Riot – Bang Your Head (Metal Health)

Newtie and the Beauty on October 14, 2014 at 1:16 AM

The Ethiopians – “You Give Me Headache”

Anti-ControI on October 14, 2014 at 1:42 AM

Della Reese – Won’t You Come Home, Bill Bailey?

Nite HA

Nite America

Schadenfreude on October 14, 2014 at 1:44 AM

evening late night purple penguins..

<<<working.. lightly lurking..

just a reminder Mr President..
(while your watching the temps of passengers at 5 airports in 5 states)
and golfing/fund raising.. someone warm up golf cart one..!!
Texas is not one of those 5 states..
and flight UAL 143 non stop from Lagos will land in the morning..
as it does every morning… NON-STOP…
http://www.flightradar24.com/#UAL143/4905ac0?&_suid=1413266475969012872723044017092

who is watching these people Mr President??

going2mars on October 14, 2014 at 2:15 AM

I don’t think ebola should be capitalized. Thoughts?

NotCoach on October 14, 2014 at 2:31 AM

To The Media And Liberals: You Suck!!!

williamg on October 14, 2014 at 2:49 AM

Just finished my last Midterm… Gah… I think it took me 2 whole hours…

oscarwilde on October 14, 2014 at 2:51 AM

One would hope they would at least freeze the plasma and packed cells and figure out a use for other components.

viking01 on October 14, 2014 at 1:30 AM

CP2D with AS-3 is what we get for most red cell units. Plasma is usually frozen (1 year expiration).

malclave on October 14, 2014 at 3:06 AM

who is watching these people Mr President??

going2mars on October 14, 2014 at 2:15 AM

Who TF cares ? It is Texas
/Valery

burrata on October 14, 2014 at 3:42 AM

I don’t think ebola should be capitalized. Thoughts?

NotCoach on October 14, 2014 at 2:31 AM

EBOLA!

kcewa on October 14, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Soooooooooooooooooo, it appears Military Troops, are in harms way after all!
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Ebola outbreak 2014
22m

Battalion of 800 Sierra Leone soldiers bound for Somalia peacekeeping have been quarantined after positive Ebola test – @Reuters
End of alert

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2792237/Sierra-Leone-peacekeepers-bound-Somalia-quarantined-Ebola.html

AMISOM – African Union Mission In Somalia | Peacekeeping

http://amisom-au.org/
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Ebola outbreak 2014
24m
Doctor treating Spanish nurse with Ebola at a Madrid hospital says she is in a stable condition – @VicCNN
End of alert

canopfor on October 14, 2014 at 6:53 AM

canopfor on October 14, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Claiming to be wise, they became fools. – Romans 1:22

My take: Death By Internet “Trolling”

kingsjester on October 14, 2014 at 7:11 AM

The Democrats are trying to blame Republicans for Ebola.
Sounds ridiculous? Frustrating? Loathsome?
Yes. All of the above.

But realize that this absurd claim is being made for one purpose only – to increase voter turnout by the Democrat base, especially amongst blacks.

justltl on October 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Somehow, some way, the black community needs to wake up to the fact that blacks have been cynically used by the Democrat party for years. And that the Democrats are, in reality, the single biggest cause of their social ills.

Pick an issue, any issue, and see whether the Democrat Party *spit* benefits or harms the black community.
How about abortion?
How about illegal immigration?
Unemployment?
Black on black violence?
Fomenting racial tension?
School choice/vouchers?
The list goes on and on.

Not surprising, since the Democrat Party has historically been the party of slavery and bigotry against blacks.

justltl on October 14, 2014 at 8:24 AM

The Republicans should hammer this home time and time again.
Why? To draw blacks into their voting fold?
No, because it is true. And just.
Stand fearlessly on the side of truth and real justice. Let the voting chips fall where they may.

justltl on October 14, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Considering the CDC doesn’t know it rear from its head, has wasted billions of our hardearned dollars on non-essentials such as bonuses, junkets, etc. and are now wanting more money, no way, Jose! You have never proven your worth and are as far down the totem as is WHO. Both rant and rave, and try to spout untruths, they actually need to be disbanded and unfunded. They have provided so much disservice over the years, it is sad they have no shame. Ebola was rampant once before and they and Big Pharma knew it and drugs made. Now, however, no drugs available? Why not? Just another way to gouge us and raise our taxes. Frankly, we don’t need them anymore so why play games and keep them around. Oh, right,they have buddies in our government as well as other governments so everyone makes a big salary, travels on our dollars, eat high on the hog, and nothing accomplished for health in the long run.

Roselle on October 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

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