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First Diagnosed Case of Ebola in Texas

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This will probably be the big story for the rest of the week: CDC: First Diagnosed Case of Ebola in the U.S..

(CNN) — A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

Several other Americans were diagnosed in West Africa and then brought to the United States for treatment.

The person who first tested positive for Ebola in the United States is a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, hospital spokesman Stephen O’Brien said Tuesday.

The adult patient developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from West Africa, and was admitted into isolation on Sunday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Your Teabonics Moment of the Day

A Comic Sans masterpiece
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Another classic for our Teabonics file, courtesy of @michaelcoleman on Twitter.

  • "IRA" Scandal - check
  • Benghazi misspelled - check
  • Comic Sans font - check

(h/t: Backwoods_Sleuth.)

Creationist Ben Carson: The 2016 Elections Will Be Canceled Due to Anarchy

Off the rails and into the deep weeds
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Dr. Ben Carson is a complete lunatic; a hard core young Earth creationist who thinks America is becoming Nazi Germany and abortions are the same as human sacrifice, and who’s now warning that the country is on the brink of such massive anarchy that we’ll be forced to cancel the 2016 elections.

Carson: If in fact we continue to have all these decrees being made the way they’re being made, if in fact we don’t fight the kind of war that needs to be fought in order to really put and end to the threat that is brought on ISIS, if we continue along a pathway of financial irresponsibility, if we continue along a path of envy, greed, hatred, what happened with Occupy Wall Street will be a cakewalk compared to what will begin to happen in this country.

Colmes: What do you mean though when you say there won’t be an election in 2016?

Carson: There may be so much anarchy going on.

Colmes: Anarchy? You think really risk having an anarchic America to the point where elections may be put on hold or some kind of emergency is declared with such anarchy that there wouldn’t be a presidential election in a couple of years.

Carson: I don’t want to find out, I really don’t want to find out. I don’t want to continue down this pathway that we are going down. This pathway where everything is framed in a political sense and our representatives are not working for the people, they’re working for their party.

And this raving loon is considered one of the Republican Party’s front runners for the presidential nomination. A picture of a party that’s completely off the rails.

Pamela Geller’s Latest Anti-Muslim Ads Featuring Beheaded Journalist James Foley Are Pulled

Foley’s parents were disgusted and appalled
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The always disgusting hate group leader Pamela Geller has suffered a setback in her campaign to demonize all Muslims, as the family of James Foley (one of the journalists murdered by ISIS) strongly objects to Geller’s use of their son’s image in her ugly NYC subway advertisements, forcing her to pull those ads: Anti-Islamic Ads Depicting American Journalist James Foley Moments Before Death Pulled in NYC.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - A group running a series of anti-Islamic ads in New York City’s transit system is pulling an ad that shows James Foley with the masked militant who killed him.

The ad, which depicts Foley moments before he is beheaded, is being yanked after criticism from the American journalist’s family.

The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller, whose attorney said the Foley family was notified that the ads were being pulled.

Attorney David Yerushalmi said he wrote their lawyer that “Geller understands and feels intimately the pain” they are suffering.

And that of course, is a pathetically obvious lie; Geller fully intended to exploit the image of their son to spread her hateful agenda, and she obviously did not care about anyone’s pain or suffering. This is what Geller and her cronies do.

British tabloid The Daily Mail has more details:

In his letter, the lawyer asked on behalf of James Foley’s family to withdraw the ad and stop using it.

‘Having lived in and reported from communities in which nearly everyone as of Muslim faith, he had great respect for the religion and those who practiced it.

‘The advertisement you are preparing to run seems to convey the message that ordinary practitioners of Islam are a dangerous threat.

‘This message is entirely inconsistent with Mr Foley’s reporting and his beliefs.’

Mr Rowan concluded his letter by warning the organization that using James Foley’s image to draw funding and attention to the AFDI will cause his family ‘profound distress.’

The Lawlessness of the Ferguson Police Department - Some Officers Still Not Wearing Name Tags

Still not complying with either Department regulations or DOJ demands
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Two DOJ letters weren’t enough.

FPD regulations aren’t enough.

The FPD keeps flouting their own rules and regulations, let alone the DOJ letters requiring that all officers comply with Department rules and common sense, and have IDs showing at all time on duty. The fact that they’re not displaying their names shows that they do not want their identities easily known and that they may think that they can act with impunity against a community still angry that the officer who shot and killed an unarmed man, Michael Brown has not been indicted, let alone arrested and charged in that killing.

The Department has repeatedly shown a disregard for the law, including what information was released in relation to the shooting, how the investigation was being handled, and even the identity of the officer involved, his injuries, and other factual evidence that was gathered at the scene.

This is not only reckless disregard for the law, but shows just how lawless this organization is. Ferguson deserves better, and that includes everyone from the mayor to the city council (which includes a former who-should-be-disgraced FPD officer who was involved in another excessive force incident), to the police chief and the officers of the Department itself.

Note too that the Department of Justice issued one of the letters in response to officers wearing bracelets stating “I am Darren Wilson,” which is precisely the wrong message you want to send to the community grieving over the death of Brown, and where eyewitness accounts essentially concur that Wilson not only used excessive force, but engaged in an extrajudicial killing of Brown. They are, in effect, saying that they would do the same thing — and implying that Wilson did nothing wrong.

If you scratch deeper, you’d probably find the same problems with other Greater St. Louis area police departments, including the county police.

A house cleaning will not be sufficient. The rot and stink is too far entrenched for a hodgepodge firing of a couple of officials.

And that also means that Ferguson residents (and those elsewhere in the STL area) have to vote - and vote in every election to see all these folks gone. Antonio French has a big job ahead of him, but he can’t do the lifting alone. It takes time, a GOTV effort, and sustained efforts beyond just this election cycle.

UPDATE at 9/29/14 10:54:32 am by Charles Johnson

Gateway Pundit Listens to Obama Speech, Hears the Word “Great” When Obama Said “Grey,” Derp Ensues

“Barack, we’re praying for you - boy, you’re so GREY.”
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Jim Hoft, Dumbest Man on the Internet, now has a co-blogger who’s giving him competition for the title, Kristinn Taylor (who is a man). Today, Taylor has posted yet another mindless attack on Barack Obama, trying to picture him as a narcissist (right wing code for “uppity,” one of Gateway Pundit’s favorite endlessly recurring race-baiting themes) — and to do it, he mistakes the word “grey” for “great:”

OBAMA: “Wherever I See Folks, They Always Say… You’re So Great” (Video) | the Gateway Pundit.

Now, to be fair, Taylor includes a quote from a White House transcript that does (incorrectly) use the word “great,” but he also includes a video clip of the speech at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner in which the word “grey” is crystal clear — and yet still somehow manages to churn out a stupid post claiming Obama called himself “great.”

Here’s the official video, cued up at the section in question, in which Obama is joking about people telling him his hair is turning grey. Could not possibly be more obvious.

YouTube

Another classic in the annals of Gateway Pundit derpitude.

National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson: Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Hanged, and So Should Doctors

This is “pro-life?”
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National Review columnist Kevin D. Williamson

So this morning on Twitter, this happened; National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson made the real “pro-life” agenda very, very clear, expressing his opinion that women who have abortions should be put to death — by hanging. And not just the women; he says the doctor who performs the abortion, the nurses who assist, and the hospital staff who enable it should also be executed.

This was not satire, or a “joke.” He really believes this, as you’ll see if you read the following Twitter collection from the bottom up.

UPDATE at 9/28/14 12:13:31 pm by Charles Johnson

Quite a few people have now jumped into this; here’s a search page for the discussion still raging.

UPDATE at 9/28/14 12:36:47 pm by Charles Johnson

A few more exchanges:

What Happens When a White Man Parades Around Outside a School in a Bullet-Proof Vest With an AK-47?

A: Nothing
US News • Views: 29,066

With all of the police shootings of unarmed black people in the news lately, it’s interesting to note what happens when a white man shows up outside a high school dressed in a bullet-proof vest, with an AK-47 and a full clip of ammunition.

Nothing, that’s what happens.

And Leonard Embody says if you think there’s something wrong with what he’s doing, you need psychological help.

Witnesses say Embody was pacing Hillsboro Road, dressed much like a soldier, and it had a lot of people nervous. So nervous that 911 dispatchers had their hands full.

[…]

When Channel 4 met up with Embody on Thursday, he offered no apologies and even called Wednesday’s demonstration a success.

“A school is a prime place to be able to hand out my leaflets and educate children that guns aren’t dangerous as people think they are. Certainly a man carrying a gun doesn’t mean they’re going to get shot,” he said.

[…]

Embody said he’ll continue making the rounds, defending the Second Amendment, no matter who it offends.

“I don’t think I look terrifying. Other people may think I look terrifying, but that’s in their own minds and that’s something they should deal with … with maybe a psychologist,” Embody said.

Metro school officials said their resource officers were aware of Embody’s demonstration, and had he set foot on campus, they would have arrested him.

Outside that, what he was doing is perfectly legal because of Tennessee’s open carry law, meaning there’s nothing that prohibits people from carrying a gun out in the open.

Live Stream: Police Officer Reportedly Shot in Ferguson, Situation Very Tense

Demonstrators in standoff with police
US News • Views: 29,727

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