“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ron Klain, less qualified to be Ebola czar than Obama is to be president, if you can believe that

The only person in Washington LESS qualified for his job than Obama, gets named by Obama as Ebola czar. Ron Klain is a democratic hack and who knows what he was promised to be Obama's lightening rod during the Ebola scare?
On Saturday Obama spent almost 5 hours on the golf course and then made 20 administration officials and cabinet members attend a night-time Ebola meeting, the second Ebola meeting since Klain was appointed point-man. But Klain didn't attend either meeting.
Maybe he was over at the library reading up on rudimentary virology since he knows nothing about his new job and had literally nothing to contribute to the meeting.
I'm gonna go ahead and predict that the Ebola scare is over in the US. I'd be surprised if any new cases arise, unless they contracted it in Africa and lie to get here by plane. There still has not been a single case of Ebola in the general US population and I think the hysteria is a bit much until there has been.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ed's first-world problems

So in between binge-watching episodes of American Horror Story last night, Netflix paused for at least 15 seconds to load the next Ep. I was left in uncomfortable silence to contemplate my life or something. 

I already know that practically every decision I've made in my life has been the wrong one, I don't need you Netflix, to provide me with unentertained down-time to consider it. ;-)

CDC in full "CYA" mode

Like everybody else even remotely associated with health-care in this country, even the NIH is covering it's ass on the Ebola scare, specifically why they don't have a plentiful, fool-proof vaccine. Because it is a massive, government bureaucracy, the bean-counters there whine that it's because of funding shortages that they couldn't afford to produce a vaccine. Well, here's what they did have enough money to do.......

From Breitbart.com...

-$2.4 million for a new condom design whose inventor is now being investigated for fraud,

-$939,000 to discover that male fruit flies prefer younger females,

-$257,000 to create a companion website for first lady Michelle Obama's White House garden,

-592,000 to determine that chimpanzees with the best poop-flinging skills are also the best communicators, and another $117,000 to learn that most chimps are right-handed.

-$325,000 to learn that marriages are happier when wives calm down more quickly during arguments with their husbands

-$548,000 to find out if 30-something partiers feel immature after they binge drink while people in their mid-20s don't.

And that's only a short list of the outrageous nonsense that gets funded by pointy-headed bureaucrats at the NIH, with tax money that was forcibly taken at gunpoint from any citizen who has a job.

And here's some helpful advice on how to save three quarters of a million dollars studying handedness in monkeys: for the price of a notebook, pen, and a ticket to the local zoo, observe with which hand they throw their poo and masturbate. 

I don't know the cost of developing an Ebola vaccine, but cut out the idiotic research that IS being funded and you'll have a nice start on Ebola. 

CNN cancels "Crossfire", the show that got me interested in politics

I credit the early years(early 1980's) of the CNN show "Crossfire" featuring Pat Buchanan and Michael Kinsley, with getting me interested in politics and issues in general. CNN cancelled the show again this week as that network's ratings continue to spiral downward.
I don't really care at this point because I haven't watched it in 20 years, but I do occasionally click over to ogle the libertarian-leaning conservative SE Cupp and her nerd glasses. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Real clowns resent accurate TV portrayal of clowns

Here's the murderous clown in the excellently scary show, "American Horror Story - Freakshow".
Normal clowns, if there are such people, and I'm not saying there are, protested that AHS is unfairly portraying clowns as villains. Uh, that ship sailed the day we learned that John Wayne Gacy pretended to be a "normal clown".....it's how he abducted kids, killed them, and buried them in his basement crawlspace.
Get over yourselves because the world will never get over the sneaking suspicion that the clown persona hides the evil psychosis lurking behind the makeup smile.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

John Kerry...effete aristocrat, liberal demagogue, half-witted rube

Our embarrassing secretary of state, Gigolo John Kerry, who's parlayed seducing and marrying fabulously wealthy widows into a lifestyle, had this to say about the Ebola scare and how we should handle it.....

“We need airlines to continue to operate in West Africa, and we need borders to remain open”

That's not a plan, that's simply a counter-argument regarding what we should have done already, but which liberals are adamant about not doing. 

The plan to combat terrorism is to fight the terrorists in their own yards before they come to America, why is that not the strategy to fight infectious disease as well? It sounds like pure insanity to insist on welcoming with open arms the diseased dregs of west Africa who can lie or cheat the lame TSA screening process. And does our economy really depend, I mean at all, on continued flights to and from west Africa? Pardon me if I'm a tad skeptical of that statement. 

By this revealing statement, Kerry inadvertently hinted that this administration is deliberately trying to contaminate and damage the US from within, the purpose of which is anybody's guess, but knowing Obama's background and formative influences, it is to punish the US for her past, colonial, imperialist sins. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Media hysteria, not facts, drive the Ebola scare

So jumping on the Ebola-hysteria bandwagon, the World Health Organization is calling the current Ebola outbreak, accounting for only 4,000 deaths in Africa, 1 death in the US(but contracted in Africa) and 1 current case in the US, "the modern era's worst health emergency".
Really? Really?
The flu kills between 3,000 and 50,000 people every year,
30,000 die of yellow fever, 200,000 a year die from measles. Indeed, the list of pathogenic, vector-borne and human-to-human infectious diseases is long and far more distinguished than Ebola. 
I seriously doubt Ebola will go down in history as our worst health emergency, but it might be the moment in history when we recognized our hysteria-driven media for the fear-mongering outfits they are. 

Indigenous people didn't settle America, Europeans did

It's Columbus Day, or as a lot of guilty, white liberals like to call it, "Indigenous Peoples Day". European colonists didn't, as Hollywood would like you to believe, invade an already peaceful, developed, settled land occupied by forest pixies communing with nature. The "peaceful natives" were comprised of thousands of primitive, nomadic tribes warring and slaughtering each other in ways too savage to imagine.....not unlike middle-east Muslims of today.   

European settlers brought industry, government, commerce, and modernity to an otherwise backwards, barely populated wilderness. Consider the grievance groups who whine about white, European colonists being evil usurpers, specifically Native Americans, Inuits, Mexicans, and even some African-Americans. Look at how they currently live in lands where they are still the majority after all these centuries......they live in decrepit squalor for the most part, as unevolved non-participants in the modern world. 

Christopher Columbus, or which ever European you believe settled the Americas, did this part of the world a favor 500 years ago. 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

US slouches toward mediocrity

The IMF announced Wednesday that China has overtaken the US as the world's largest economy. We are at $17.4T and falling fast under an intentional mountain of debt, while China is at $17.61T and still rising with no ceiling in sight.
The pathetic decline of America is the shameful legacy of the appalling presidency of Barack Obama. It is doubly disgraceful that it was deliberate, that he warned us he would do this, and still we voted for him not once but twice, purely because of the politically beneficial color of his skin. 

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Obama applies idiotic TSA terror screening rubric to Ebola flights from west Africa

So the Obama administration announced today that the incompetent, groping fiends who staff the TSA will be screening inbound air passengers from west Africa, for fever. They have designated 5 airports where 94% of those flights come in.....but they are limiting the number to about 150 total passengers per day screened. 

There are more passengers on each flight than that! Are they following the same idiotic rubric they use for terrorist screening? Spot checking randomly? They should be checking literally every single passenger that arrives on any flight from any west African country where Ebola has appeared. 

I have additional concerns.....if the incubation period for Ebola is 21 days, will every person infected present with a fever regardless of where in that 21 days they are? I don't think that's the case, and aren't the implications of somebody getting through too high to not check everybody? Why 150?