One of the great mysteries of the Ebola crisis has been the administration’s refusal to consider a travel ban from countries with active Ebola outbreaks. This technique is tested and proven. The technical term is “quarantine.” It has been in use since the days of sailing ships when a ship entered port it was inspected for any occurrence of an infectious disease and, if found, | Read More »
Via the Washington Post President Obama has asked Ron Klain, who served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former vice president Gore, as his Ebola response coordinator, according to a White House official. Biden. Gore. And Klain was the guy who gave the green light to pissing away billions of federal dollars on Solyndra. We are all dead.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Ebola outbreak’s impact on the airline industry, how they are dealing with an unexpected threat and why the hospitals lack the appropriate equipment and protocol.
Big Money Donors Are Leaning to The Left On the same polo field where Britain’s Prince Harry played the Sport of Kings during a goodwill tour of the U.S., President Barack Obama helicoptered to Connecticut’s Gold Coast on Tuesday on Marine One for a VIP fundraising dinner to help Senate Democrats try to protect their slim majority in the midterm elections. | Read More »
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden is the Director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past few weeks, the American people have seen him flail about spectacularly. He has tried to instill calm in the public and instead made the situation worse. Under Frieden’s leadership, hospitals across America are confused about Ebola protocols, a nurse with Ebola and symptoms traveled on a | Read More »
A few weeks ago, Republican Senate candidate David Perdue had a Senate win within his reach with no runoff. Now, it seems the best he can hope for is an overtime victory. Reporters nationally, since the 1970’s, have warned of a demographic tide building, making it more difficult for Republicans to win. Pollsters, statisticians, and others claim that is happening now in Georgia. That is | Read More »
PC Epidemiology Is Not The Cure I previously opined that barring a series of catastrophic bureaucratic snafus, the United States had very low risk of a major Ebola epidemic. Being the eternal optimist that I am; I’m only putting on enough gear to reach MOPP-Level 2 as I head for the Cube Farm.* I’m still fairly certain that we will endure | Read More »
To call CDC Director’s Thomas Frieden’s performance in front of today’s hearing of Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)39%‘s House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations disastrous would be like saying the Titanic had a leak. It was epic in its incompetence, One of the most hotly debated topics was that of a travel ban. Since the first patient presented at a | Read More »
Can’t add to, or subtract from, this: Republicans have 24 hours to lock in a travel ban position. Democrats are going to try to flank you on it. Git on it, boy and girls.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 16, 2014 …unless it’s to add this: How do I know the ban thing? Because they're getting national numbers back like I am, and the travel ban | Read More »
Yesterday I detailed how the claim by NIH director, Dr. Francis Collins, that with more money an Ebola vaccine would have been developed was patently nonsense. In an annual budget of nearly $30 billion, a paltry $12 million a year, which is roughly equivalent to what Lindsay Lohan spends on blow, was earmarked for Ebola vaccine development. While the comment by Collins was ass-covering hyperbole | Read More »
We are approaching an anniversary of sorts and while I will concede this is, to a degree, trolling the foreign policy big brains who belittled Sarah Palin it is also offering you, loyal RedState readers, a second helping of schadenfreude. Yesterday, you recall, we saw a stake finally driven through the crotch of the Bush Lied meme that the left used to try to defeat | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Joshua Stanton to discuss the long absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, if the pictures that have now surfaced indicate anything about his hold on power and the state of the North Korean nuclear program.
So in case you missed it last night, at the beginning of the Charlie Crist/Rick Scott debate, one of the most bizarre moments in recent political history unfolded when Florida Governor Rick Scott refused to take the stage because of controversy over a fan. Here is video of Fangate in all its cringing, awkward glory: Let’s just acknowledge the blindingly obvious right off the | Read More »