Nation’s Leading Epidemiology Groups Oppose Mandatory Quarantine

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Some of the nation’s leading organizations that specialize in epidemiology and infectious diseases have come out against the mandatory quarantine policies being pushed by paranoia-pandering politicians. Here are statements from The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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1 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 12:14:30pm

Pff, what do they know about Ebola?
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2 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 12:15:43pm

Reposting from downstairs, since it fits here:

From the link:

Q. How do you feel about Governor Cuomo’s easing the quarantine rule?

A. Governor Cuomo did not ease any restrictions at all. The same policies we put into effect on Friday are still the same policies now. That’s been reported incorrectly. I spoke to Governor Cuomo last night. He’s in the exact same position that’s he’s been all along. So I have no response to him because there’s nothing to respond to. And remember, Illinois has since adopted this policy. So has, now, the state of Maryland. So, I’m telling you guys this is going to become a national policy eventually. Eventually the C.D.C. will come around. And remember, they were late to the game in Texas, and we have people infected because of it.

Except Maryland isn’t doing what Christie did:

Under the plan, screeners at the airports of entry will provide the names and contact information for all travelers from the affected countries with destinations in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will make contact through a new outbound call center and provide specific guidance, information, and 24-hour numbers for assistance.

The state will coordinate daily contact with the travelers during the 21 days following the last possible exposure when illness might develop. The state will work with local health departments to conduct direct outreach as needed. Should a traveler need medical attention, health officials will provide advance direction to the emergency management system for transport and the local hospital for evaluation. Maryland’s public health laboratory is available 24 hours a day for Ebola testing.

3 Charles Johnson  Oct 27, 2014 12:18:11pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

What an ass. Even when he does the right thing he can’t just say so.

4 HappyWarrior  Oct 27, 2014 12:19:19pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

What an ass. Even when he does the right thing he can’t just say so.

He just can’t help himself.

5 Rev_Arthur_Ebolaing  Oct 27, 2014 12:27:14pm

You and your science. pshaw!

6 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 12:28:58pm

Chris Christie is reverting back to his being an asshole schtick, i.e., he’s trying to placate the GOP base.

7 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 12:36:19pm
8 wrenchwitch  Oct 27, 2014 12:37:19pm

Parking lot screening is still OK, though, right?

Roosevelt General Hospital Parking Lot, Portales, NM

The approach might seem extreme in a small town like Portales, but the staff believes it’s needed. “Nobody’s completely isolated,” Leaming explains.

At the first checkpoint, volunteers ask all vehicles if they’ve traveled to Africa or if they know anyone who has in the past 21 days. Since the start of the checkpoint, no one has.

[…]

If the hospital feels like the threat of Ebola is going down, they will move their screening to the front desk. But as of right now, Leaming says the parking lot checkpoint is here to stay.

“If it’s two days, if it’s two weeks, if it’s two months… Whatever it takes, we’re not going to back off until we feel comfortable.”

Portales, New Mexico, a city from the United States

9 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 12:39:21pm
10 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 27, 2014 12:40:33pm

re: #8 wrenchwitch

Parking lot screening is still OK, though, right?

Roosevelt General Hospital Parking Lot, Portales, NM

Portales, New Mexico, a city from the United States

Job Creation!
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11 Mike Lamb  Oct 27, 2014 12:41:14pm

Pshaw…what do those ivory tower liberal elites know? They’ve never had a real job.

12 wrenchwitch  Oct 27, 2014 12:41:19pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hes goin to nom her haid!

13 De Kolta Chair  Oct 27, 2014 12:41:40pm

Man Infected with Ebola Misinformation Through Casual Contact With Cable News
By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker, October 7, 2014

CANTON, OH (The Borowitz Report)—An Ohio man has become infected with misinformation about the Ebola virus through casual contact with cable news, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed.

Tracy Klugian, thirty-one, briefly came into contact with alarmist Ebola hearsay during a visit to the Akron-Canton airport, where a CNN report about Ebola was showing on one of the televisions in the airport bar. “Mr. Klugian is believed to have been exposed to cable news for no more than ten minutes, but long enough to become infected,” a spokesman for the C.D.C. said. “Within an hour, he was showing signs of believing that an Ebola outbreak in the United States was inevitable and unstoppable.”

Once Klugian’s condition was apparent, the Ohio man was rushed to a public library and given a seventh-grade biology textbook, at which point he “started to stabilize,” the spokesman said.

But others exposed to the widening epidemic of Ebola misinformation may not be so lucky. “A man in Oklahoma was exposed to Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox for over three minutes,” the C.D.C. spokesman said gravely. “We hope we’re not too late.”

14 wrenchwitch  Oct 27, 2014 12:42:23pm

re: #10 Feline Fearless Leader

Job Creation!
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Actually, they are using volunteers, for extra safety.

15 lawhawk  Oct 27, 2014 12:44:12pm

Christie is playing politics with his handling of the Ebola quarantine. Instead of letting the experts deal with this - and he did set up an Ebola committee to do just that, he’s pushing a mandatory quarantine for people who are asymptomatic. The same thing can be accomplished by voluntary watches by these health professionals with check-ins with local health officials.

Dr. Spencer did just that (voluntarily checking his vitals 2x a day), and he didn’t put the public at risk despite the bloviation by the media because the only way you’re able to get Ebola is to be in direct contact with someone who is actively showing symptoms of Ebola.

It doesn’t matter that he was on the subway at some point earlier in the week, because he wasn’t symptomatic. He could go bowling because he wasn’t showing symptoms there either.

Once he did begin showing symptoms, he called it in, and the emergency response was then proper - treating him like a suspected case, isolating him, and using proper protocols (though some like the Daily Fail fixated on police officers dumping their gloves and other materials into a garbage bin even though they were never actually inside the apartment or ever came into contact with Dr. Spencer themselves). The politicians are more interested in optics than facts, and the media is more than happy to oblige in that.

Cuomo is little better than Christie in that regard; they both have presidential aspirations, and are using this as a way to separate themselves from Obama’s treatment, and to look “presidential”. Instead, they’re both showing how not to deal with an outbreak.

16 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Oct 27, 2014 12:45:34pm
Public policy should not be driven by fear

When all you have is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail.

17 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 12:46:19pm

re: #16 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

When all you have is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail Frost Giant.

18 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 12:46:33pm

So, did Christie actually meet with Hickox at any time between when she was forced into isolation and when she was released? Show any sort of sympathy or empathy towards the situation he was forcing her into?

Or did he, in grand asshole tradition, decide that laying down the law was all that mattered, and that her “inconvenience” wasn’t his problem?

19 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 12:47:45pm

*FLIPS DESK*
*LIGHTS IT ON FIRE*
*HURLS OUT THE WINDOW*

20 lawhawk  Oct 27, 2014 12:48:32pm

re: #18 Targetpractice

Nope. Wont meet with her. Too busy trying to show he’s presidential.

21 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 12:48:50pm

re: #18 Targetpractice

So, did Christie actually meet with Hickox at any time between when she was forced into isolation and when she was released? Show any sort of sympathy or empathy towards the situation he was forcing her into?

Or did he, in grand asshole tradition, decide that laying down the law was all that mattered, and that her “inconvenience” wasn’t his problem?

Mr. Christie said he had no reason to talk to Ms. Hickox. “My job is not to represent her. My job is to represent the people of New Jersey.”

22 b_sharp  Oct 27, 2014 12:50:45pm

re: #17 Kragar

Don’t be a thor loother.

23 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 12:51:16pm

So the President hugged an Ebola survivor, and Christie’s too important to meet with a woman he effectively imprisoned just to boost his resume.

Fuckin’ A.

24 lawhawk  Oct 27, 2014 12:51:25pm

Christie:

“We’re very happy that she has been released from the hospital,” said Christie, who Hickox had criticized for making comments about her health that she said were untrue while calling her quarantine unjust.

“She hadn’t had any symptoms for 24 hours and she tested negative for Ebola so there’s no reason to keep her,” said Christie, a potential Republican Party 2016 U.S. presidential candidate known for his combative style.

Christie said he sees no reason to talk to Hickox and expressed “goodwill” toward her. “But she needs to understand that the obligation of elected officials is to protect the public health of all the people,” Christie said.

Christie said his state was providing transportation for her to Maine, whose health officials “will take over her care and monitoring from there” as she completes a 21-day quarantine at home. The quarantine matches the incubation period of the virus.

That’s not the policy he put in place initially.

And the policy of home quarantine is different than the mandatory quarantine he imposed, and it not what the NIH or CDC recommends either.

25 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 12:52:31pm

If President Obama forced someone into quarantine, the HItler/Nazi analogies would be screeching across every social media site.

26 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 27, 2014 12:52:34pm
27 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 12:53:03pm
28 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 12:53:59pm

re:
#24

….Christie, a potential Republican Party 2016 U.S. presidential candidate known for his combative style.

Combatives styles are OK for politicians ICYAR.

29 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 12:54:34pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

And Andy Borowitz confirms Christie’s medical expertise//

Saying that he was “sick and tired of having his medical credentials questioned,” Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) had himself sworn in as a medical doctor on Sunday night…

“I can usually diagnose someone with Ebola in under a minute,” Dr. Christie said. “Even faster if I don’t actually see them.”…

“We’re used to hearing that the nurses and doctors who treat Ebola patients are heroes,” he said. “But the real heroes are the people who lock up those heroes.”

30 Mattand  Oct 27, 2014 12:55:31pm

The fact that so many people throughout the country think Christie would make a great President just makes me want to gargle with roofing nails covered with fruitcake extract.

31 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 1:00:30pm

re: #30 Mattand

The fact that so many people throughout the country think Christie would make a great President just makes me want to gargle with roofing nails covered with fruitcake extract.

HURR HURR HE’S A RINO!!!!!!!

32 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 1:00:37pm

Semi-serious question. When is the last time the rightwing has been on the right (as in correct) side of an issue? (And before the MBFs arrive—yes, I know that Cuomo and Manchin etc. are Democrats—I’m not asking about outliers and random people—I’m asking about policy positions.) I really can’t remember that far back.

33 Khal Wimpo  Oct 27, 2014 1:01:06pm

re: #11 Mike Lamb

Pshaw…what do those ivory tower liberal elites know? They’ve never had a real job.

I can’t even bear to look at my social media feeds any more.

I’m coming around the the opinion that right-wingers WANT to exist in a state of constant terror and upheaval. Everything HAS to be an emergency. It’s all they’ve ever known. It’s what they are comfortable with.

Thus, every little thing, no matter how trivial, has to be elevated to the status of World-Ending Catastrophe!!!1elevnty1! or else they then have to deal with the shitty state of their lives, interpersonal relationships, and whatever remains of what was once a human soul.

34 Mattand  Oct 27, 2014 1:01:33pm

re: #32 BeachDem

Semi-serious question. When is the last time the rightwing has been on the right (as in correct) side of an issue? (And before the MBFs arrive—yes, I know that Cuomo and Manchin etc. are Democrats—I’m not asking about outliers and random people—I’m asking about policy positions.) I really can’t remember that far back.

Maybe Bush’s sending resources to fight AIDS in Africa?

35 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 1:03:20pm

re: #34 Mattand

Maybe Bush’s sending resources to fight AIDS in Africa?

Ah, yes, that’s a good one, but did he have much support from the right wing when he did it? I’ll need to go back and look.

36 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 1:03:34pm

re: #30 Mattand

The fact that so many people throughout the country think Christie would make a great President just makes me want to gargle with roofing nails covered with fruitcake extract.

The loudest clamoring is coming from the media.

37 Mattand  Oct 27, 2014 1:04:21pm

re: #31 Vicious Piebola

HURR HURR HE’S A RINO!!!!!!!

I know at least two teachers who support Christie. One claims to be a true-blue Dem (who blamed Obama for last year’s shutdown.)

If you’re a New Jersey teacher and you support Christie, it’s no different than a cow urging people to eat at Outback as often as possible.

38 nearly-headless smith25  Oct 27, 2014 1:04:34pm

re: #34 Mattand

Maybe Bush’s sending resources to fight AIDS in Africa?

Did they really belive in it for the legitimate reasons, or was it more about making all those Savages Blah People Christians.

39 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 1:04:37pm

So, if Hickox does or did work for the CDC, why does that matter? It basically proves she knows more about Ebola than all the RWNJ twitter-idiots combined.

40 sagehen  Oct 27, 2014 1:05:10pm

re: #8 wrenchwitch

Parking lot screening is still OK, though, right?

Roosevelt General Hospital Parking Lot, Portales, NM

Portales, New Mexico, a city from the United States

I’ll bet they’re not asking people if they’ve been to Dallas….

41 Mattand  Oct 27, 2014 1:07:05pm

re: #38 nearly-headless smith25

Did they really belive in it for the legitimate reasons, or was it more about making all those Savages Blah People Christians.

Anything’s possible, but if that was a major motivating factor, I would imagine it have surfaced by now.

I’m desperately trying to hold on to the idea that a Republican President did it for humanitarian reasons.

42 De Kolta Chair  Oct 27, 2014 1:09:52pm

“Sir, I’m going to have to ask you to leave the hospital. And don’t touch me.”

43 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 1:10:05pm

re: #36 Dr. Matt

The loudest clamoring is coming from the media.

The media’s looking, as Charlie Pierce has noted time and again, for a unicorn: A moderate Republican who has enough broad appeal that he can win in the general election. So far, they’ve been unable to find one who isn’t radioactive.

44 nearly-headless smith25  Oct 27, 2014 1:10:29pm

re: #41 Mattand

Anything’s possible, but it that were a major motivating factor, I would imagine it have surfaced by now.

I’m desperately trying to hold on to the idea that a Republican President did it for humanitarian reasons.

Slight sarcasm with that, but I belive that Bush did it for the right reasons. I also belive that the push for Immigration was truly about doing the right thins, but we saw how the right rafter to that.

45 Rev_Arthur_Ebolaing  Oct 27, 2014 1:11:21pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m glad that nurse is standing up to Christie’s grandstanding ass. Don’t fuck with the nurses!

46 Rightwingconspirator  Oct 27, 2014 1:14:08pm

re: #45 Rev_Arthur_Ebolaing

I’m glad that nurse is standing up to Christie’s grandstanding ass. Don’t fuck with the nurses!

Those smart professionals have to stand up to doctors and specialists with big egos all day long. Christie never had a chance.

47 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 1:14:34pm

RWNJs are pissing themselves over this: cdczilla.com

48 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 1:15:12pm

re: #41 Mattand

Anything’s possible, but it that was a major motivating factor, I would imagine it have surfaced by now.

I’m desperately trying to hold on to the idea that a Republican President did it for humanitarian reasons.

Well, I do think Bush himself did have humanitarian reasons, however…

Some critics of PEPFAR feel that American political and social groups with moral rather than public health agendas are behind several requirements of PEPFAR, pointing to the mandates that one-third of prevention spending in 2006-2008 be directed towards abstinence-until-marriage programs and that all funded organizations sign an anti-prostitution pledge.

en.wikipedia.org

49 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 1:15:46pm

re:
#24

“We’re very happy that she has been released from the hospital,” said Christie, who Hickox had criticized for making comments about her health that she said were untrue while calling her quarantine unjust.

This “nurse” is obviously a Democrat party and an Obama thug flacky who’s on Obamacare.

50 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 1:16:49pm

re: #42 De Kolta Chair

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“Sir, I’m going to have to ask you to leave the hospital. And don’t touch me.”

That illustration is all kinds of creepy. McNaughton?

51 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 1:17:06pm

Sexual harassment Jesus.

52 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 1:18:04pm

re: #42 De Kolta Chair

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“Sir, I’m going to have to ask you to leave the hospital. And don’t touch me.”

White Jesus. haha.

53 Mattand  Oct 27, 2014 1:18:51pm

re: #48 BeachDem

Well, I do think Bush himself did have humanitarian reasons, however…

Some critics of PEPFAR feel that American political and social groups with moral rather than public health agendas are behind several requirements of PEPFAR, pointing to the mandates that one-third of prevention spending in 2006-2008 be directed towards abstinence-until-marriage programs and that all funded organizations sign an anti-prostitution pledge.

en.wikipedia.org

LOL, idea that Republicans can’t do shit without ramming Victorian morals down people’s throats officially shattered.

54 Mattand  Oct 27, 2014 1:22:03pm

re: #51 Vicious Piebola

re: #52 Dr. Matt

I chatted up some Jehovah’s Witnesses who came to the door on Saturday, and their literature featured what I call Vitalis Jesus: a white guy in robes with a 80’s CEO power hairdo and neatly trimmed beard.

If they show up again, I’m going to point that if Jesus was real, he’d look more Sasha Cohen Baron than Tom Selleck.

55 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 1:23:13pm

Someone, perhaps the C.S. Lewis we discussed the other day, mentioned that the theologians are always the last ones to the discussion.

Anyway:

Archbishop of Canterbury warns right-wing politics causing rise in racism

Justin Welby said that he was “really worried” by politicians who treat immigration as a “deep menace”

Who could’ve guessed?

56 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 1:24:12pm

re: #54 Mattand

I chatted up some Jehovah’s Witnesses who came to the door on Saturday, and their literature featured what I call Vitalis Jesus: a white guy in robes with a 80’s CEO power hairdo and neatly trimmed beard.

If they show up again, I’m going to point that if Jesus was real, he’d look more Sasha Cohen Baron than Tom Selleck.

Which one is Mary Magdalene?

57 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 1:24:42pm

re: #47 Dr. Matt

RWNJs are pissing themselves over this: cdczilla.com

I’ve been seeing that and just don’t get it.

58 Charles Johnson  Oct 27, 2014 1:25:30pm
59 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 1:26:23pm

re:
#58

Obama Admin Spies!!!!!!1111

60 Mattand  Oct 27, 2014 1:26:43pm

re: #56 Dr. Matt

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Which one is Mary Magdalene?

My brain just froze.

61 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 1:27:05pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve been seeing that and just don’t get it.

Either do I. EIS is a two-training program on field epidemiology work. In other words, she’s a fucking expert on the topic. Jebus.

62 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 1:28:47pm
63 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 1:28:55pm

re:
#61

She’s a CDC AGent!!!!!!1111

64 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 1:28:57pm

Happening now on twitter:

65 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 1:30:28pm

This is interesting, at least to me.

No way to stop human population growth?

An asteroid impact that wiped out hundreds of millions of people would barely slow down human population growth. That’s one of the surprising results of a new computer model, which still finds that there may be a couple of things we can do to keep our numbers in check.

Every dozen years or so, we add another billion people to the planet. If the trend continued, we’d eventually run out of food and water, and we’d be unable to handle the massive amounts of waste and pollution we produce. Yet we know that population growth is already leveling off due to a combination of family planning programs and education for women. Is it possible to slow population growth even more in the next few decades? Corey Bradshaw decided to find out.

[…]

For the religious right, any broaching of population control is akin to worshipping Satan.

For the rest of us, we now live in a world primed for some serious resource competition.

66 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Oct 27, 2014 1:31:14pm

re: #54 Mattand

I chatted up some Jehovah’s Witnesses who came to the door on Saturday, and their literature featured what I call Vitalis Jesus: a white guy in robes with a 80’s CEO power hairdo and neatly trimmed beard.

If they show up again, I’m going to point that if Jesus was real, he’d look more Sasha Cohen Baron than Tom Selleck.

You can also throw 1 Cor. 11:14 at them:

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

67 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 1:32:35pm

re: #65 freetoken

we now live in a world primed for some serious resource competition.

Nothing a few years of total genocidal warfare couldn’t fix.
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68 EPR-radar  Oct 27, 2014 1:32:37pm

re: #32 BeachDem

Semi-serious question. When is the last time the rightwing has been on the right (as in correct) side of an issue? (And before the MBFs arrive—yes, I know that Cuomo and Manchin etc. are Democrats—I’m not asking about outliers and random people—I’m asking about policy positions.) I really can’t remember that far back.

Bentham deploring the excesses of the French Revolution?

As far as the US goes, I honestly can’t think of a single example.

69 TedStriker  Oct 27, 2014 1:32:41pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

Happening now on twitter:

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70 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 1:33:59pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

Happening now on twitter:

71 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 1:34:02pm

re: #69 TedStriker

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yeah, the shirt jumped out at me right away.

72 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Oct 27, 2014 1:34:09pm

re: #32 BeachDem

Semi-serious question. When is the last time the rightwing has been on the right (as in correct) side of an issue? (And before the MBFs arrive—yes, I know that Cuomo and Manchin etc. are Democrats—I’m not asking about outliers and random people—I’m asking about policy positions.) I really can’t remember that far back.

They were in power when the USRR collapsed and can at least technically claim credit for that.

73 EPR-radar  Oct 27, 2014 1:35:00pm

re: #62 Kragar

Denying or twisting the basic facts of the Matthew Shepard case has been a ‘family values’ talking point for some time, although it is usually reserved for preaching to their chorus of the damned.

74 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Oct 27, 2014 1:36:36pm

re: #56 Dr. Matt

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Brain Bleach, stat!

75 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 1:36:52pm

re:
#65

For the religious right, any broaching of population control is akin to worshipping Satan.

Although in the End Times scenario everyone basically burns. But, yeah, tell me again how bad birth control is, Evangelical person.

76 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 1:37:21pm

re: #74 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

You’re nuts. Those girls are pretty darn cute.

77 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 1:38:05pm

re: #76 Dr. Matt

You’re nuts. Those girls are pretty darned cute.

Sacha is hot too!

78 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 1:38:39pm

heh…

79 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Oct 27, 2014 1:39:04pm

re: #76 Dr. Matt

You’re nuts. Those girls are pretty darn cute.

Well, it would need to be selective bleach.

80 Rightwingconspirator  Oct 27, 2014 1:39:49pm

Well this is a surprise. Not an energy funded study either BTW.

No Water Contamination Found in Ohio’s Fracking Epicenter

81 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 1:39:53pm

re: #69 TedStriker

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Do you still get residuals for that Hollywood movie you made about going to the moon?
{have no nerve to really ask him that. he’d kick my ass}

82 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 1:40:31pm

re: #81 bill d

Do you still get residuals for that Hollywood movie you made about going to the moon?
{have no nerve to really ask him that. he’d kick my ass}

I forgot the

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83 lawhawk  Oct 27, 2014 1:41:25pm
84 3eff Jeff  Oct 27, 2014 1:42:08pm

re: #81 bill d

Do you still get residuals for that Hollywood movie you made about going to the moon?
{have no nerve to really ask him that. he’d kick my ass}

Literally. There’s a youtube video of him kicking the ass of the last guy who asked him that to his face. (That one is up there on the list of Most Deserved Punches in the Face of All Time.)

85 TedStriker  Oct 27, 2014 1:43:19pm

re: #82 bill d

I forgot the

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You mean when Buzz was ambushed and badgered by Bart Sibrel (who, unfortunately, is apparently a cab driver here in Nashville in his day job) on camera, then Buzz hit the shit out of him?

I could watch that clip all day…

86 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 1:43:43pm
Some economists argue that shrinking populations create an unsupportable burden of elderly dependents that leads to economic collapse. But the team’s model showed otherwise. When the population is growing, more of the dependents are children, and when the population is shrinking, more are older adults, the model indicates. A dependent is always supported by 1.5 to two workers. The idea that shrinking populations cannot support older adults is a “fallacy,” Bradshaw says.

Two factors did have an impact on human population growth: eliminating unwanted pregnancies, which make up about 16% of all live births, and adopting a global one-child policy. Eliminating those births year after year resulted in population sizes in 2050 and 2100 that are comparable to those produced with a global one-child policy—about 8 billion and 7 billion, respectively.

Clearly this is the work of Satan.

87 Charles Johnson  Oct 27, 2014 1:47:00pm

re: #83 Vogon Poetry

John Podhoretz @jpodhoretz

You’re not dishonoring health-care workers by quarantining them; moon astronauts were quarantined and were national heroes at the same time

This has to be one of the stupidest right wing talking points in favor of mandatory quarantine I’ve seen yet. Absolutely brain dead.

Ironically, Podhoretz despises Chuck C. Johnson, but Chuck was spewing this same dumb talking point a couple of days ago.

88 jaunte  Oct 27, 2014 1:47:19pm

re: #83 Vogon Poetry

moon astronauts were quarantined

They must be passing that false equivalency around in a email somewhere.

89 Charles Johnson  Oct 27, 2014 1:47:38pm

Hey, I just got followed on Twitter by Frank Luntz. Uh oh.

90 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 1:50:47pm
91 garzooma  Oct 27, 2014 1:55:28pm

re: #83 Vogon Poetry

Also, they only quarantined the first few missions:

The quarantine requirement was eliminated following Apollo 14 once it was proven that the moon was void of life (and moon germs) and the facilities were no longer necessary.

92 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 1:55:35pm

A continuation/update from the thread below:

No, Paul Rudd Didn’t Tackle A Homophobe At The Dallas Airport

93 Stanley Seabola  Oct 27, 2014 1:57:02pm

re: #92 Dr. Matt

A continuation/update from the thread below:

No, Paul Rudd Didn’t Tackle A Homophobe At The Dallas Airport

:(

94 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 1:57:38pm

re: #91 garzooma

Also, they only quarantined the first few missions:

Though the trailer was neat to see at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

95 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 1:57:48pm

re: #92 Dr. Matt

A continuation/update from the thread below:

No, Paul Rudd Didn’t Tackle A Homophobe At The Dallas Airport

Well, it was fun while it lasted! (It really does look like Paul Rudd.)

96 Lidane  Oct 27, 2014 1:59:49pm

WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT REPUBLICANS DON’T?!

Buncha Obama stooges.

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97 Decatur Deb  Oct 27, 2014 2:00:31pm

re: #94 Targetpractice

Though the trailer was neat to see at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

Bet it had heat, shower, and crapper.

98 TedStriker  Oct 27, 2014 2:01:27pm

re: #90 Targetpractice

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All because he’s still holed up, waiting for his PD and DA comrades to finish sweeping his Michael Brown clusterfuck under the rug for him.

Whoops…

99 Lidane  Oct 27, 2014 2:02:38pm
100 De Kolta Chair  Oct 27, 2014 2:03:41pm

re: #69 TedStriker

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“The flags we’ve planted on the moon have turned white. Are you up for going back and replacing them with new ones?”

spaceindustrynews.com

101 TedStriker  Oct 27, 2014 2:04:13pm

re: #97 Decatur Deb

Bet it had heat, shower, and crapper.

It was an Airstream, IIRC, the RV state-of-the-art at the time, even before NASA got its hands on it.

102 Lidane  Oct 27, 2014 2:05:15pm

‘Scuse me. Imma have a fangirl moment right about now:

103 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 2:05:44pm
104 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 2:06:09pm

Evening Lizardim from the cold and cloudy wild north country. Bent a rim on the Fishmobile today - easily fixed, but more money I really didn’t need to spend. Sigh. How go things among the lizardfolk on this dreary October evening?

105 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Oct 27, 2014 2:07:48pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

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chimeras like that disturb me greatly for some reason

106 dog philosopher  Oct 27, 2014 2:10:05pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

Hey, I just got followed on Twitter by Frank Luntz. Uh oh.

your tweets will now become data in his database

no joke

107 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 2:12:02pm

re:
#99

Reince Priebus: Hillary Clinton Is ‘Not That Good at Politics’

Who’s Reince Priebus?

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108 piratedan  Oct 27, 2014 2:13:56pm

re: #107 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

just another indentured servant/savant of the GOP ruling elites.

109 Flying Squirrel Girl  Oct 27, 2014 2:17:42pm

re: #99 Lidane

Fun fact: If you remove all the vowels from his name you are left with “RNC PR BS.”

110 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 2:19:00pm

Got to love the BBC with their knife twisting:

111 blueraven  Oct 27, 2014 2:21:49pm

So stupid to compare astronaut quarantine to Ebola healthcare workers.
Among many more important reasons (SCIENCE), these guys were paid the big bucks, and they knew what they were signing on to before any mission.

112 Rightwingconspirator  Oct 27, 2014 2:24:21pm

Just thinking one could refer to the wrongly quarantined as state political prisoners. Since there is no medical basis….

113 Lidane  Oct 27, 2014 2:27:12pm

re: #112 Rightwingconspirator

Just thinking one could refer to the wrongly quarantined as state political prisoners. Since there is no medical basis….

THEY GAVE UP THEIR RIGHTS WHEN THEY DECIDED TO EXPOSE MILLIONS TO EBOLA!

No sarc. I’ve seen this exact argument used to justify mandatory quarantine.

114 garzooma  Oct 27, 2014 2:27:14pm

re: #111 blueraven

I think another salient difference is that the astronauts were military, and therefore used to obeying stupid orders, even at great personal cost:

“Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Someone had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

115 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 2:27:18pm

re:
#112
#111

And as was said in the other thread, or earlier in this one, if Obama had quarantined someone the RWNJ media would be foaming at the mouth.

116 b_sharp  Oct 27, 2014 2:32:52pm

re: #99 Lidane

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This is coming from the Donald Duck of politics.

117 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 2:33:02pm
118 Lidane  Oct 27, 2014 2:34:44pm

Please proceed:

119 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 2:35:38pm

re: #113 Lidane

THEY GAVE UP THEIR RIGHTS WHEN THEY DECIDED TO EXPOSE MILLIONS TO EBOLA!

No sarc. I’ve seen this exact argument used to justify mandatory quarantine.

Which would be a debatable point, if they actually exposed millions to Ebola. However, very few people have actually been in danger.

120 bratwurst  Oct 27, 2014 2:38:00pm

re: #113 Lidane

THEY GAVE UP THEIR RIGHTS WHEN THEY DECIDED TO EXPOSE MILLIONS TO EBOLA!

No sarc. I’ve seen this exact argument used to justify mandatory quarantine.

5 minutes listening to Rush Limbaugh today was enough for me to hear words to this effect. Nothing like demonizing the most compassionate people on earth!

121 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 2:38:14pm

damn…

122 De Kolta Chair  Oct 27, 2014 2:39:41pm

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

I spent part of my NYC afternoon yesterday at one of my favorite taverns, downing a few IPA’s and doing the Times crossword. The only sign of panic I saw was a guy who was upset about how badly the Jets were playing. Just a typical day at the office.

123 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 2:42:10pm

re: #120 bratwurst

5 minutes listening to Rush Limbaugh today was enough for me to hear words to this effect. Nothing like demonizing the most compassionate people on earth!

Oh no—don’t you know that these health care folks only go to Africa to pad their resumes? I’ve seen that bullshit as well.

124 De Kolta Chair  Oct 27, 2014 2:43:50pm

re: #118 Lidane

Please proceed:

I’m not getting why this guy is so insistent about antagonizing his own party. It’s not like there won’t be any other elections in the future.

125 Stanley Seabola  Oct 27, 2014 2:52:00pm
126 WhatEVs  Oct 27, 2014 2:52:25pm

re: #124 De Kolta Chair

I’m not getting why this guy is so insistent about antagonizing his own party. It’s not like there won’t be any other elections in the future.

Pandering and ginning up The Base. They’re the only ones who care about McDaniel.

127 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 2:54:55pm

Monday morning, Foster’s Daily Democrat in New Hampshire published a blistering attack on Sen. Jeanne Shaheen by former House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh. Cobleigh wrote that she “is a big part of the problem” in high gas prices. Which should have been the Daily Democrat’s first clue to take another look at this letter, which was submitted by the New Hampshire GOP. Because gas prices aren’t all that high right now.

That, and the fact that Cobleigh died in 2009…

dailykos.com

128 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 2:55:29pm

Asshole Alert!

129 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 2:57:47pm
130 jaunte  Oct 27, 2014 2:58:39pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

“There’s got to be a pony in there somewhere!”

131 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 27, 2014 3:01:22pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

Asshole Alert!

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He’s going to go to Africa and help fight ebola?

He’s going to resign from politics and live a life of monastic reflection?

Other than that… not much he could say that would impress me.

RBS

132 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 3:01:46pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m curious how the wingnuts might have reacted to such a story. Would their “compassionate conservative” routine kicked in and damned the President for not keeping this children from traveling overseas? Or would they have just sniffed that he should have been left in West Africa to die instead of put their own (hypothetical) kids at risk?

133 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 3:07:40pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

Alternatively, one could watch the SC Lt. Gov Debate.

Streamed live at 7 p. at scetv.org

Why, you ask, would one want to do that? I contend that Bakari Sellers will be a name that everyone knows in 10 or so years. (Although he’ll probably lose to McMaster this go around. Sigh.)

Bakari Sellers

134 jaunte  Oct 27, 2014 3:09:41pm
135 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 3:11:39pm
136 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 3:12:56pm

re: #135 Kragar

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Truer words were never spoken.

137 De Kolta Chair  Oct 27, 2014 3:20:19pm

re: #50 Vicious Piebola

That illustration is all kinds of creepy. McNaughton?

“Inspirational fine art by Nathan Greene.” nathangreene.com

Nice draftmanship I gotta admit.

138 Maxwell Not So Smart  Oct 27, 2014 3:29:05pm

OT:

Any space nerds online. Antares launch in 16 minuets if you want to watch it live.

139 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 3:29:52pm

It is sad that there is a certain segment of the populace that genuinely disappointed that kid doesn’t have Ebola because of the political narrative they’ve built.

140 EPR-radar  Oct 27, 2014 3:32:10pm

re: #135 Kragar

The best “ethics in gaming journalism” snark I’ve seen yet:

141 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 3:34:15pm

re: #140 EPR-radar

142 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 3:35:27pm

I have had some lame conversations on Twitter today.

What is it with them and the Walmart-worship?

You can buy the exact same shit for the exact same price at Costco or Target but they prefer Wally World because THEY FUCK THEIR WORKERS IN THE ASS.

They make fun of low-wage workers and then celebrate when workers are laid off BUT NO FOOD STAMPS OR WELFARE OR UNEMPLOYMENT FOR YOU LAZY MOOCHERS.

This is so evil and sick.

143 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 3:38:04pm

re: #142 Vicious Piebola

I have had some lame conversations on Twitter today.

What is it with them and the Walmart-worship?

You can buy the exact same shit for the exact same price at Costco or Target but they prefer Wally World because THEY FUCK THEIR WORKERS IN THE ASS.

They make fun of low-wage workers and then celebrate when workers are laid off BUT NO FOOD STAMPS OR WELFARE OR UNEMPLOYMENT FOR YOU LAZY MOOCHERS.

This is so evil and sick.

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Actually, it’s not even the same stuff. Wal-mart is known to buy products that failed traditional quality control standards in the name of cutting costs. Cheaper store, cheaper shit, cheaper work environment.

144 Floral Giraffe  Oct 27, 2014 3:39:58pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

That picture is just WRONG!

145 Charles Johnson  Oct 27, 2014 3:42:47pm

And this, folks, is why I’m still going to stay on Chuck C. Johnson’s case:

His lies are being spread to an audience of millions of people.

146 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 3:44:00pm
147 EPR-radar  Oct 27, 2014 3:44:11pm

re: #142 Vicious Piebola

Wealth is often a proxy for power, and there is nothing an authoritarian likes better than to see some powerless other get “the boot in the face, forever”.

148 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 3:44:16pm

re: #145 Charles Johnson

And this, folks, is why I’m still going to stay on Chuck C. Johnson’s case:

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His lies are being spread to an audience of millions of people.

I keep waiting and hoping for someone - ANYone - to twig that this guy has been wrong about literally every single thing he has written on his horrible little blog. I suppose I’d probably be better off getting on the Batphone to Satan and suggesting he turn the temperature down.

149 Charles Johnson  Oct 27, 2014 3:45:03pm
150 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 3:45:20pm

re: #143 theEbolafishlives

Actually, it’s not even the same stuff. Wal-mart is known to buy products that failed traditional quality control standards in the name of cutting costs. Cheaper store, cheaper shit, cheaper work environment.

Yes the wingnut I was talking to this morning was all HURR HURR YOU MEAN THE IPHONE THAT I BUY AT WALMART ISN’T THE SAME IPHONE AS OTHER IPHONES!!!! and then after being confronted with fact after fact is all HURR HURR WHO BUYS AN IPHONE AT WALMART ANYWAY!!!!!!

151 EPR-radar  Oct 27, 2014 3:46:31pm

re: #148 theEbolafishlives

I keep waiting and hoping for someone - ANYone - to twig that this guy has been wrong about literally every single thing he has written on his horrible little blog. I suppose I’d probably be better off getting on the Batphone to Satan and suggesting he turn the temperature down.

In this respect CCJ is no different than millions of US conservatives that live in their own fantasies and avoid dealing with reality at all costs.

CCJ is merely more public than most conservatives and more obnoxious than nearly all conservatives.

152 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 3:50:41pm

re: #150 Vicious Piebola

Yes the wingnut I was talking to this morning was all HURR HURR YOU MEAN THE IPHONE THAT I BUY AT WALMART ISN’T THE SAME IPHONE AS OTHER IPHONES!!!! and then after being confronted with fact after fact is all HURR HURR WHO BUYS AN IPHONE AT WALMART ANYWAY!!!!!!

This is why I’m glad that Minneapolis is Target’s world headquarters. Wal-mart? We have one that I know of in the entire west metro area. I think I’ve been in there once, and I felt dirty going in there, like I was committing a crime.

153 Charles Johnson  Oct 27, 2014 3:53:38pm

Am I the only one who’s pointing out that these conspiracy theories about Kaci Hickox and the CDC are flat out lies? Why isn’t anyone else standing up for her?

154 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 3:54:10pm

re: #148 theEbolafishlives

I keep waiting and hoping for someone - ANYone - to twig that this guy has been wrong about literally every single thing he has written on his horrible little blog. I suppose I’d probably be better off getting on the Batphone to Satan and suggesting he turn the temperature down.

Sadly, being wrong about everything doesn’t seem to hurt rightwingers’ careers—see Kristol, Bill.

155 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 3:54:33pm

re: #154 BeachDem

Sadly, being wrong about everything doesn’t seem to hurt rightwingers’ careers—see Kristol, Bill.

Or Limbaugh, Rush.

156 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 3:54:37pm

Oh, Captain…

Launch of Antares rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia scrubbed due to boat downrange in hazard area - @NASA
end of alert

157 blueraven  Oct 27, 2014 3:56:19pm

re: #148 theEbolafishlives

I keep waiting and hoping for someone - ANYone - to twig that this guy has been wrong about literally every single thing he has written on his horrible little blog. I suppose I’d probably be better off getting on the Batphone to Satan and suggesting he turn the temperature down.

Oh, I don’t think there is a lack of people pointing that out.
Truth doesn’t matter to him, his followers or anyone who would use him as a source.

You don’t see many so called “respectable” republicans or conservatives interacting with him.

I don’t even know if he believes half the shit he posts. I think it is all about hits and money. Yes, Rush and Levin will push him. He is one of them. He is a Shock Twit.

158 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 3:59:50pm

Hey Sleuth, you around? Good stuff:

As long as we’re on the subject of newspaper endorsements, and I’m not sure either whether they mean anything any more, the Lexington Herald-Leader endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for the U.S. Senate, and it pretty much freight-trained Mitch McConnell while doing so…

And, just as the Herald-Leader disappeared around the bend, along came the Louisville Courier-Journal coming down the track in the opposite direction.

159 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 4:00:53pm

re: #153 Charles Johnson

Am I the only one who’s pointing out that these conspiracy theories about Kaci Hickox and the CDC are flat out lies? Why isn’t anyone else standing up for her?

Mediaite had it earlier today.

ETA: and they give you a H/T

160 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 4:01:12pm

Chuck may get his 15 minutes but it will be very short lived. Chuck can’t play the game. Chuck is too stupid to hear the wingnut dog whistles and go along with the club that is the very closed and cliquish wingnut media circuit.

161 ObserverArt  Oct 27, 2014 4:04:44pm

I am so hoping that more and more people are finding out Chris Christie will say anything to anyone for political expediency.

He is painting a fine portrait of a political opportunist bully. I hope everyone remembers that picture next time he runs for anything. The only interest he has is in his own power and what that means for his piggy bank and huge ego.

And if he decides to run for president his new slogan should be: “I’ll say anything to get elected. What do you want to hear!”

162 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 4:04:49pm

IF you want to see Foghorn Leghorn live, check out Henry McMaster
debating my guy, Bakari Sellers.

scetv.org

163 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 4:05:26pm

Breaking news:

4 yr old breaks his leg in horseplay accident w/6 yr old cousin yesterday. Full cast on; wheelchair being ordered so he can attend PreK classes where he’ll have to learn to leave the chair and sit on the toilet since school personnel are not allowed to help (molestation liability issues).

He’s taking it all in stride and once the temporary splint was removed this morning, he’s been pretty pain free, as compared to yesterday after the closed fracture of the tibia at the growth plate. Also, Motrin 100 makes him throw up, piling up the bed linens—so luckily, he doesn’t need it anymore. He’s a real trouper and won everyone over, too.

Took a while, but I found a place that carries 12 and 14 inch wheelchairs; they’ll bring out both to find out the right fit and teach us a few things about it.

It will be Spiderman in a wheelchair for Halloween, I’m afraid. : )

164 klystron  Oct 27, 2014 4:06:37pm

re: #163 Justanotherhuman

Breaking news:

4 yr old breaks his leg in horseplay accident w/6 yr old cousin yesterday. Full cast on; wheelchair being ordered so he can attend PreK classes where he’ll have to learn to leave the chair and sit on the toilet since school personnel are not allowed to help (molestation liability issues).

He’s taking it all in stride and once the temporary splint was removed this morning, he’s been pretty pain free, as compared to yesterday after the closed fracture of the tibia at the growth plate. Also, Motrin 100 makes him throw up, piling up the bed linens—so luckily, he doesn’t need it anymore. He’s a real trouper and won everyone over, too.

Took a while, but I found a place that carries 12 and 14 inch wheelchairs; they’ll bring out both to find out the right fit and teach us a few things about it.

It will be Spiderman in a wheelchair for Halloween, I’m afraid. : )

Breaking news, indeed.

165 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 4:07:58pm

This is what we are fighting and what Chuck’s life goal is to become a part of.

166 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 27, 2014 4:10:05pm

what was Rand Paul’s great announcement?

167 ObserverArt  Oct 27, 2014 4:10:30pm

re: #163 Justanotherhuman

Breaking news:

4 yr old breaks his leg in horseplay accident w/6 yr old cousin yesterday. Full cast on; wheelchair being ordered so he can attend PreK classes where he’ll have to learn to leave the chair and sit on the toilet since school personnel are not allowed to help (molestation liability issues).

He’s taking it all in stride and once the temporary splint was removed this morning, he’s been pretty pain free, as compared to yesterday after the closed fracture of the tibia at the growth plate. Also, Motrin 100 makes him throw up, piling up the bed linens—so luckily, he doesn’t need it anymore. He’s a real trouper and won everyone over, too.

Took a while, but I found a place that carries 12 and 14 inch wheelchairs; they’ll bring out both to find out the right fit and teach us a few things about it.

It will be Spiderman in a wheelchair for Halloween, I’m afraid. : )

Sorry to hear about that. Sounds like he has a good attitude…must have gotten it from you!

168 EPR-radar  Oct 27, 2014 4:11:26pm

re: #163 Justanotherhuman

I hope the recovery goes well. Odds are good at that age.

169 Floral Giraffe  Oct 27, 2014 4:13:04pm

re: #163 Justanotherhuman

Best of luck to you & spidey!

170 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 4:14:06pm

re: #133 BeachDem

Why, you ask, would one want to do that? I contend that Bakari Sellers will be a name that everyone knows in 10 or so years.

If only he had more Je$u$, then he might get somewhere in SC.

BTW, the live feed keeps stalling. Perhaps too many people trying to stream?

171 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 4:14:57pm

re: #163 Justanotherhuman

Poor kid, sorry to hear that news.

:(

He will rake it in on Halloween sympathy candy though.

172 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 4:16:25pm

re: #166 RealityBasedEbola

what was Rand Paul’s great announcement?

No idea…I was cleaning catboxes…

173 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 4:16:51pm
174 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 4:17:29pm

What a stupid question about “apology”.

This is a direct play on the ODS APOLOGY!! dynamic.

The inability of a leader to acknowledge that any nation state has as many “bad” things as “good” things is a sign of insecurity.

175 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 4:18:23pm

re: #168 EPR-radar

I hope the recovery goes well. Odds are good at that age.

That’s what the ortho said, that at that age, they heal incredibly fast. The cast will be on until Nov 24, when he’ll take if off and check the break,which looked like a spidery fracture at the end of the tibia at the knee.

Best of all (for him), he was given his choice out of the toybox and chose what he called a “Voltron” lion which actually looks more like a tiger to me. : )

176 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 4:21:11pm

re: #171 bill d

Poor kid, sorry to hear that news.

:(

He will rake it in on Halloween sympathy candy though.

Well, he certainly disarmed the nurses with those big brown eyes of his. He’s small, and incredibly cute for a kid who’ll be 5 on 12/7.

177 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 4:21:49pm

Bakari is a bit too young, I think. He’s falling for repeating the memes constructed to defeat him, rather than turning the mind.

This has to be really difficult for him, given quite a few cards are dealt against him.

I do agree that he seems like a young guy who some day could play a major role in politics. He needs to be able to define and control the conversation though, rather than try to play the other guys’ game.

178 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 4:24:56pm

Love in the time of cholera.

UN: Niger has had more than 1,300 cases of cholera this year, with 51 people dying of the disease - @AFP
read more on france24.com

179 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 4:26:06pm

LOL I just got a robocall from Rick Santorum

180 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 4:26:27pm

re: #178 Justanotherhuman

Love in the time of cholera.

UN: Niger has had more than 1,300 cases of cholera this year, with 51 people dying of the disease - @AFP
read more on france24.com

Cholera is caused by contaminated drinking water.

181 blueraven  Oct 27, 2014 4:27:04pm

Yeah, I saw Sarah Palin on Greta. Spinning word salad…

“we need our medical community to tell us what to do”
“10th amendment - states will decide”
“lets quarantine everybody!”

My head hurts trying to decipher her position. Oh, except, of course, that it is all Obama’s fault.

182 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 4:27:41pm

re: #179 Vicious Piebola

LOL I just got a robocall from Rick Santorum

Ha! I got one from Ben Carson last night!

183 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 4:30:31pm
184 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 4:31:42pm

re: #180 Vicious Piebola

Cholera is caused by contaminated drinking water.

Yes, it’s hard to imagine not having clean drinking water and what the consequences are, for first worlders.

And it seems like such a simple thing.

185 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 4:33:21pm

re: #184 Justanotherhuman

Yes, it’s hard to imagine not having clean drinking water and what the consequences are, for first worlders.

And it seems like such a simple thing.

Folks in West Virginia and Kentucky know that very well.
It’s not just a “third world problem”.

186 Charles Johnson  Oct 27, 2014 4:34:47pm
187 EPR-radar  Oct 27, 2014 4:35:41pm

re: #175 Justanotherhuman

That’s what the ortho said, that at that age, they heal incredibly fast. The cast will be on until Nov 24, when he’ll take if off and check the break,which looked like a spidery fracture at the end of the tibia at the knee.

Best of all (for him), he was given his choice out of the toybox and chose what he called a “Voltron” lion which actually looks more like a tiger to me. : )

I have some personal experience with this. Broken hip in 2nd grade, healed completely with no limp etc. At least the weeks in traction and a half-body cast were worth it.

188 Jenner7  Oct 27, 2014 4:36:07pm
189 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 4:36:08pm

re: #184 Justanotherhuman

Yes, it’s hard to imagine not having clean drinking water and what the consequences are, for first worlders.

And it seems like such a simple thing.

Sure, but it tends to be more prevalent in third world conditions.

I’m sure NC still has outhouses here and there, too.

190 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 4:40:34pm

Holmes should probably be locked up for the rest of his life and given psychiatric therapy, but not the death penalty (I don’t wish that on anyone).

Colorado judge postpones the death penalty trial for movie theater shooter James Holmes for a 5th time - @AP
read more on hosted.ap.org

191 Shiplord Kirel  Oct 27, 2014 4:44:21pm

Known this forever but haven’t mentioned it before: In Lubbock, Hobby Lobby and Chik-Fil-A are located on opposite sides of the same strip mall. There is a giant liquor super-store between them that keeps it from being
a complete fundy one-stop (or does it?) .

192 jaunte  Oct 27, 2014 4:46:43pm

re: #191 Shiplord Kirel

Oh hi, yes, we were just going over to Hobby Lobby, too.
See you in church!

193 Jenner7  Oct 27, 2014 4:46:51pm

Saw the end of Paul on Greta, the chryon said he’d move bills if they take senate. So, he’ll do his job if they take the senate, but pretty much do nothing if senate stays the same.

Then he wonders if Obama will be an obstructionist.

Dick.

194 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 4:47:50pm

re: #191 Shiplord Kirel

Known this forever but haven’t mentioned it before: In Lubbock, Hobby Lobby and Chik-Fil-A are located on opposite sides of the same strip mall. There is a giant liquor super-store between them that keeps it from being
a complete fundy one-stop (or does it?) .

Well, you know what they say about Southern Baptists: Get drunk Sat night, but be sure to make it to church on Sunday.

BTW, this is how “conservative” Chik-Fil-A is about resources: To gain 3 feet of frontage for parking spaces, they tore down a perfectly fine bldg and are building a new one in Mooresville, NC.

195 Kragar  Oct 27, 2014 4:48:34pm

The stars have reached the proper alignment

196 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 27, 2014 4:48:47pm

re: #191 Shiplord Kirel

Known this forever but haven’t mentioned it before: In Lubbock, Hobby Lobby and Chik-Fil-A are located on opposite sides of the same strip mall. There is a giant liquor super-store between them that keeps it from being
a complete fundy one-stop (or does it?) .

gives you plausible deniability. And if you happen to see another church member while in the liquor store, proper protocol is to simply avert your eyes and keep walking. (just like at the adult toy store)

RBS

197 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 4:48:47pm

re: #193 Jenner7

Saw the end of Paul on Greta, the chryon said he’d move bills if they take senate. So, he’ll do his job if they take the senate, but pretty much do nothing if senate stays the same.

Then he wonders if Obama will be an obstructionist.

Dick.

Obama will be an obstructionist, but only because he will be vetoing all of the pointless, stupid, and/or dangerous bullshit that the Republicans will try to ram down the country’s throats. I’m guessing he’s going to be out of a job in 2 years.

198 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 4:49:28pm

re: #195 Kragar

The stars have reached the proper alignment

[Embedded content]

My head just asploded.

199 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 4:49:37pm

re: #191 Shiplord Kirel

Known this forever but haven’t mentioned it before: In Lubbock, Hobby Lobby and Chik-Fil-A are located on opposite sides of the same strip mall. There is a giant liquor super-store between them that keeps it from being
a complete fundy one-stop (or does it?) .

Every time there is an election up here on whether to allow booze sales in a dry county the churches and the guys who own the liquor stores on the county lines always team up to fund the opposition.

200 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 4:50:23pm

re: #199 bill d

Every time there is an election up here on whether to allow booze sales in a dry county the churches and the guys who own the liquor stores on the county lines always team up to fund the opposition.

The church leadership, by and large, don’t imbibe. The holier-than-thous that sit in the pews, though? Heh, you don’t really want me to go there.

201 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 4:53:02pm

Wingnuts have received their Koch talking points:

HURR HURR MOST OF ALL TEH JRBS ARE CREEYATED BY TEH SMALL BUSINESS!!!!!!!

202 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 4:53:18pm

re: #199 bill d

Every time there is an election up here on whether to allow booze sales in a dry county the churches and the guys who own the liquor stores on the county lines always team up to fund the opposition.

This county was dry up until about 5 yrs ago, when it officially became a bedroom community of Charlotte and some heavy hitters started moving up to the lake. Now you can get whatever you want, although liquor stores are state run (“ABC” or Alcohol Beverage Control stores).

203 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 4:53:26pm

As if we need one more example of how denial of man-made climate change is similar to denial of evolution, none less than good old Institution of Creation Research offers up a (stale and out of date) review of our own local (to San Diego) denier wingnut John Coleman:

Weather Channel Founder Blasts ‘Climate Change’

[…]

Christians should remember a few key points about this issue. First, much of the panic over climate change is tied to a denial of the biblical worldview. Despite suggestions that our climate is inherently unstable, precariously perched on a “tipping point,” the atmosphere of our home planet has been well-designed by our all-knowing Creator. […]

204 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 4:55:12pm

re: #201 Vicious Piebola

Wingnuts have received their Koch talking points:

HURR HURR MOST OF ALL TEH JRBS ARE CREEYATED BY TEH SMALL BUSINESS!!!!!!!

[Embedded content]

It’s not necessarily false; I’ve heard similar variations on the theme several times over the years. What is false is their interpretation of what that means. Also interesting in that this contradicts their claim that they need TAX CUTS FOR TEH JOB CREATORS - aka rich people - when, by their own admission, those “job creators” aren’t actually creating all that many jobs.

205 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 4:55:56pm

re: #199 bill d

Every time there is an election up here on whether to allow booze sales in a dry county the churches and the guys who own the liquor stores on the county lines always team up to fund the opposition.

I live in a dry country, except alcohol sales are allowed in the county seat.
Guess who owns those places and guess who is right up front to oppose a vote on letting the entire county go wet?

206 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 27, 2014 4:59:09pm

re: #202 Justanotherhuman

This county was dry up until about 5 yrs ago, when it officially became a bedroom community of Charlotte and some heavy hitters started moving up to the lake. Now you can get whatever you want, although liquor stores are state run (“ABC” or Alcohol Beverage Control stores).

When I lived in Washington State many years ago, the only place to buy liquor (not beer / wine) was one of the state run liquor stores. They seemed to specialise in finding the most out of the way strip malls, and took the art of non-marketing to a whole new level.

RBS

207 Lidane  Oct 27, 2014 4:59:12pm
208 lawhawk  Oct 27, 2014 5:00:15pm

re: #203 freetoken

John Coleman, who while being the former head of TWC, has never actually gotten a degree in anything weather or climate related. He’s not credentialed - not a PhD, not even a bachelor degree in meteorology or climatology.

209 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 5:01:12pm

Ok yeah, OK yeah, Damn right!, OK….what!?!?!?!

210 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 5:01:33pm

I want to know how he killed it. Did he have Bilbo Baggins’ sword?

211 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 5:02:01pm

re: #208 Vogon Poetry

But he hates Al Gore, which makes him all the expert the know-nothings require.

212 nearly-headless smith25  Oct 27, 2014 5:02:48pm
213 lawhawk  Oct 27, 2014 5:02:51pm

re: #211 freetoken

The King of Know-Nothings is still a know-nothing.

214 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 5:03:26pm

re: #209 bill d

Ok yeah, OK yeah, Damn right!, OK….what!?!?!?!

[Embedded content]

Agreed. Agreed. Also agreed. Agreed. Wait… WHAT THE HELL?

She had me right up to the “I blame” part. Douchecanoe.

215 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 5:06:57pm

re: #174 freetoken

What a stupid question about “apology”.

This is a direct play on the ODS APOLOGY!! dynamic.

The inability of a leader to acknowledge that any nation state has as many “bad” things as “good” things is a sign of insecurity.

Welcome to South Carolina. Notice nobody mentioned apologizing for being secessionists…or for Mark Sanford.

What did you think of Bakari?

216 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 5:09:23pm

Just might stay up late tonight…

217 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 5:09:40pm

re: #177 freetoken

Bakari is a bit too young, I think. He’s falling for repeating the memes constructed to defeat him, rather than turning the mind.

This has to be really difficult for him, given quite a few cards are dealt against him.

I do agree that he seems like a young guy who some day could play a major role in politics. He needs to be able to define and control the conversation though, rather than try to play the other guys’ game.

He is magic on the stump. Appeals to young and old (of course, he’s stumping with Democrats who actually have minds.)

Yeah—he’s young, black and a Democrat in South Carolina—the hat trick for defeat, unfortunately. But he’s the real deal and I don’t think this will be the end of his political career.

218 Kid A  Oct 27, 2014 5:11:23pm

Hickox’s lawyer is on Hayes’ show crushing Christie.

219 EPR-radar  Oct 27, 2014 5:13:04pm

re: #211 freetoken

But he hates Al Gore, which makes him all the expert the know-nothings require.

You might be a wingnut if you think “Al Gore is fat” is a substantive point to make in a scientific dispute.

220 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 5:14:26pm

Ted Cruz just called!
Some sort of telephone conference happening right now, I held on until I was connected and then laughed and laughed and laughed and told them they were just too fucking funny.

221 Kid A  Oct 27, 2014 5:15:29pm

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ted Cruz just called!
Some sort of telephone conference happening right now, I held on until I was connected and then laughed and laughed and laughed and told them they were just too fucking funny.

Some wingnut tried to hand me a Dan Patrick (R-Hades) “voting guide” the other day and I told him “Oh, hell no.”

222 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 5:15:37pm

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ted Cruz just called!
Some sort of telephone conference happening right now, I held on until I was connected and then laughed and laughed and laughed and told them they were just too fucking funny.

Should see if I can get them on Skype. I have a great soundboard with the following quote:

“ARE YOU FUCKING STUPID?! HELLO??? THAT’S A SERIOUS FUCKING QUESTION!!!”

223 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 5:15:39pm

re: #209 bill d

Ok yeah, OK yeah, Damn right!, OK….what!?!?!?!

[Embedded content]

I read that tweet three times to try to figure out if it was a spoof or a typo—nope, just more insanity from the Fox team. Yeah—Christie locked her in a tent with no heat or plumbing, but it’s Obama’s fault. Ugh.

224 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 5:16:35pm

re: #215 BeachDem

What did you think of Bakari?

He’s young.

His political homiletics are reminiscent of Barack Obama’s, down to the phrasing.

Because of the above, he comes off to me as someone really wanting people to like him.

Given, as you noted, the hat trick against him, that is understandable.

We need ideologues.

Let me repeat that: we need ideologues.

There are different kinds of politicians for different times and places. Some are the get-along types, some are the rabble-rousers.

I still prefer the FDR-Truman school of campaigning - hit the opponent where they need to be hit. Don’t go easy on the important issues.

225 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 5:17:19pm

“Potential”—wut?

The University of Maryland Medical Center says it has accepted and isolated a potential Ebola patient - @baltimoresun
read more on baltimoresun.com

226 teleskiguy  Oct 27, 2014 5:18:03pm

re: #210 Vicious Piebola

“Puppy-Sized Spiders” would make a great band name.

227 Justanotherhuman  Oct 27, 2014 5:19:44pm

Lone comment: “God damnit”.

228 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 5:19:46pm

re: #222 theEbolafishlives

Should see if I can get them on Skype. I have a great soundboard with the following quote:

“ARE YOU FUCKING STUPID?! HELLO??? THAT’S A SERIOUS FUCKING QUESTION!!!”

dammm….I should have written down the call back number for you!

229 theEbolafishlives  Oct 27, 2014 5:20:53pm

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

dammm….I should have written down the call back number for you!

I used to play quotes from that soundboard for my World of Warcraft raids. Unfortunately, some people actually took me seriously one time and I had to stop doing that. It would be perfect for this, though.

230 Mike Lamb  Oct 27, 2014 5:20:58pm

re: #210 Vicious Piebola

I want to know how he killed it. Did he have Bilbo Baggins’ sword?

[Embedded content]

Fuck that noise—or as Family Guy put it “Damn nature…you scary!”

231 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 5:22:30pm

Really, Ted Cruz calling about how important it is to elect real conservatives like Mike Lee, Joni Ernst (my brain farted at that point because I was saying “do you KNOW you are calling someone in KENTUCKY????)

Good to see all that conservative political money getting put to good an efficient use.

:D:D:D:D

232 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 5:23:08pm

re: #224 freetoken

He’s young.

His political homiletics are reminiscent of Barack Obama’s, down to the phrasing.

Because of the above, he comes off to me as someone really wanting people to like him.

Given, as you noted, the hat trick against him, that is understandable.

We need ideologues.

Let me repeat that: we need ideologues.

There are different kinds of politicians for different times and places. Some are the get-along types, some are the rabble-rousers.

I still prefer the FDR-Truman school of campaigning - hit the opponent where they need to be hit. Don’t go easy on the important issues.

Hmmm—thanks for answering. I thought he was hitting pretty hard, but maybe I’m too close to the campaign. Part of his approach tonight, I think, was because The State paper endorsed McMaster, saying they disagreed with many of his ideas, but because he’s older and experienced, he should win. (Oddly, they then endorsed Vincent Sheheen, the Dem running against Nikki Haley.)

His background is really interesting—he touched on it tonight, about the Orangeburg Massacre and his father going to prison. Happened earlier the same year as Kent State, although not nearly as many people know about it. (I had never heard of it until I met Bakari.)

233 Floral Giraffe  Oct 27, 2014 5:24:01pm

re: #227 Justanotherhuman

SO glad I don’t live near there anymore!

234 Jenner7  Oct 27, 2014 5:26:31pm

re: #209 bill d

Greta, are you fucking kidding me??? Wow. I didn’t realize Obama was governor of NJ too.

235 EPR-radar  Oct 27, 2014 5:30:24pm

Regarding the giant spider of #210, the idea of being able to hear a spider as it moves about in underbrush is thoroughly disturbing.

236 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 5:31:49pm

re: #232 BeachDem

Your state paper’s editors are probably lying to themselves. There is little that is said about politics which can hold up under the torch of a good bit of research.

What I perceived in that debate is that the people of South Carolina want to feel good about themselves. The questions were selected and framed so the two “debaters” could tell their fellow South Carolinians about how good South Carolina is and all the people in it are wonderful.

This is not uncommon.

It is de rigueur for American politics today.

I noticed how Bakari didn’t try to challenge the Gospel of Ronnie religion though the well worn claims are false.

I noticed that when it came to the local health facilities closing, which Bakari wants to maintain open, that the meme was “jobs” rather than simply that people in those areas need health care. Bakari seemed to go along with the “jobs” as the ultimate meaning of humanity meme. Such manicured talking points are rarely challenged, even though they are opposite to what we need.

237 sagehen  Oct 27, 2014 5:32:38pm

re: #217 BeachDem

He is magic on the stump. Appeals to young and old (of course, he’s stumping with Democrats who actually have minds.)

Yeah—he’s young, black and a Democrat in South Carolina—the hat trick for defeat, unfortunately. But he’s the real deal and I don’t think this will be the end of his political career.

And good-looking, that never hurts.

238 BeachDem  Oct 27, 2014 5:49:36pm

re: #236 freetoken

Good points all—and when he talks about the hospitals in rural areas on the stump, he definitely does talk about the needs of the people (seriously, Henry—just call your doctor and show him your arm on your cell phone? And he’s creating jobs in prison?)

Like all of the “debates” down here, the questions are definitely skewed from the Republican point of view. At least they finally got to debate—Henry at first refused, then cancelled the day before the debate was to take place (notice, that didn’t come up.)

It just kills me—Sellers and Sheheen have worked their hearts out—6-7 stops a day, all over the state. And Nikki Haley just lies and gish gallops across every issue.

Supposedly Bobby Harrell, the guy they were talking about who just got indicted, is turning state’s evidence and has stuff on Haley and a few others. But, of course, it will never come out before the election, and probably wouldn’t make any difference to the right wing idiots anyway.
It’s just very depressing.

239 lostlakehiker  Oct 29, 2014 4:56:48pm

Atavistic science haters seem to be in charge now of the defense department. Because they’re imposing a 21 day quarantine on returning military personnel and maybe others.

This isn’t the doing of Christie. This is the policy of the United States of America, determined by the Secretary of Defense. If it is really atavistic science hate, then it’s coming from the very top.

Alternatively, somebody has decided to just be on the safe side. A lot seems to depend on which party the guy making the decision hails from.

240 Charles Johnson  Oct 29, 2014 5:17:05pm

thehill.com

In a response he gave during a Tuesday press briefing, the president suggested a 21-day quarantine ordered by the Army was appropriate for soldiers but not for civilian health care workers because troops “are not there voluntarily” and are used to more restrictive conditions.

“It’s part of their mission that’s been assigned to them by their commanders and ultimately by me, the commander in chief. So we don’t expect to have similar rules for our military as we do for civilians. They are already, by definition, if they’re in the military, under more circumscribed conditions,” he said.

The president went on to say, “When we have volunteers who are taking time out from their families, from their loved ones and so forth to go over there because they have very particular expertise to tackle a very difficult job — we want to make sure that when they come back that we are prudent, that we are making sure that they are not at risk themselves or at risk of spreading the disease — but we don’t want to do things that aren’t based on science and best practices.”

“Because if we do, then we’re just putting another barrier on somebody who’s already doing really important work on our behalf. And that’s not something that I think any of us should want to see happen,” he added.

241 lostlakehiker  Oct 29, 2014 7:02:44pm

re: #239 lostlakehiker

To those of you who downdinged this, what is the point? Charles exceeded himself with incendiary language damning those who thought quarantine was appropriate.

That was when it was a Republican.

Now that Democrats, including the president himself, are doing the exact same thing (the Sec. Def. is not on his own page here!), you don’t like to be reminded of Charles’ comments.

But he wrote what he wrote. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

242 klystron  Oct 29, 2014 7:08:36pm

re: #241 lostlakehiker

Your repeated posting on dead threads is getting really old. That might have something to do with the downdings.

243 bill d  Oct 29, 2014 7:11:55pm

re: #241 lostlakehiker

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Mitt is that you?

244 Charles Johnson  Oct 29, 2014 7:19:09pm

re: #241 lostlakehiker

I “exceeded myself?” Apparently you missed the fact that this post is quoting the nation’s leading epidemiology organizations, who have ALL issued statements against these ill-advised quarantines.

And apparently you missed the statement from President Obama saying that mandatory quarantines are NOT appropriate for health workers.

I’m fine with being on the same page with that company.

245 gregusmeus1  Oct 31, 2014 5:07:17am

The difference between UK and US coverage:

9gag.tv


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