Which One Is Worse: Racism or Ebola?
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 fewer than 1,000 Ebola fatalities this Winter. I’m just less | Read More »
Mr. Frieden’s disastrous testimony
To call CDC Director’s Thomas Frieden’s performance in front of today’s hearing of ‘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 Dallas hospital suffering from Ebola symptoms, a | Read More »
Tweet of the Day, Republicans ABSOLUTELY Need To Establish A Travel Ban Position NOW edition.
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 | Read More »
How biomedical research fails the nation why no one cares
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 »
Sarah Palin: Prophet
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 »
The Vanishing Kim Jong-un
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.
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Charlie Crist, Troll
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 bat: | Read More »
The President Who Cried Wolf
ISIS was just a group of amateurs. They were the junior varsity team. Now they are overrunning Iraq. But the President told us that. We could keep our doctor if we wanted to. The President told us that. Insurance rates would not go up and no one would lose their insurance. The President told us that too. He also said the Syrian rebels were too | Read More »
Tech at Night: Anarchists attempt to intimidate the Silk Road trial judge
Delay, obfuscate, distract. The anarchists are doing everything they can to try to keep Silk Road drug ring founder Ross Ulbricht from facing justice. His lawyers want his trial delayed and are slinging mud about FBI, and his fellow anarchists are attempting to intimidate the judge. America used to bar anarchists from entering the country. These days it’s easy to see why that was wise.
Michelle Nunn cowardly refuses to stand with Barack Obama.
There is a hierarchy in the Democratic party, and when one enjoys the hereditary rank in it that Michelle Nunn does then one can expect special consideration.
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Liberal Website Deadspin Pushes Out a Democrat Lie Against Cory Gardner. Blows Itself Up.
Look, this is just the latest bit of desperation sweat to drip from the Colorado Democrats’ sulfuric pores. The blind partisans at Deadspin crafted a nice narrative but didn’t bother to fact check it. Predictably, every Democrat partisan hack in the state dutifully jumped on the issue and promoted it as if it were their October surprise. Seriously, you can go look at the #cosen | Read More »
Mayor Annise Parker Needs a Bible. Will You Send Her One?
The mayor of Houston, TX, has subpoenaed the sermons of local pastors and the speeches of local religious leaders to see what they have to say about homosexuality. I fear Annise Parker has never read the Bible. If she wanted some sermons so bad, she could go to church, but I don’t know that she will. So I think we should help her out. You | Read More »
World Health Organization Priority is Taxes, not Ebola Crisis
I wrote last week about the WHO’s plan to push for a massive, de facto global tobacco tax at a big confab in Moscow (because, obviously, there’s nothing more pressing – cough, cough, EBOLA, cough, cough – that the WHO should be focusing on than people smoking). Well, from Russia comes word that at the conference, that plan was passed, after members of the public, INTERPOL, people | Read More »
Follow the Money: Human Rights Campaign
In November of 2006, Wisconsinites went to the polls and a purple-to-blue state handily re-elected Democrats to statewide office, namely then-Governor Jim Doyle and then-Senator Herb Kohl, who took a whopping 67 percent of the popular vote. Yet, those same voters approved, through the state’s constitutional process, the passage of Referendum 1, an amendment explicitly recognizing marriage solely between one man and one woman in | Read More »