The Dark Winter Exercise and the Current Ebola Problem
In June of 2001, Johns Hopkins University hosted a Bio-Terror Preparedness Drill known as The Dark Winter Exercise. The effort is described below. On June 22-23, 2001, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention Terrorism, hosted a senior-level war game examining | Read More »
George Orwell, Heather MacDonald and “Yes Means Yes”
History doesn’t repeat per se, but it seems to rhyme. In 1979, The Dead Kennedys sang “California Uber Alles” in honor of the statism embodied by then Governor Jerry Brown. Whether his aura smiles, frowns or requires a prune juice enema, Governor Brown remains Governor Brown. Like Big Brother, he is watching you. It could also be argued that like Big Brother, he has formed | Read More »
Barack Obama: The Concern-Troll of The 1%
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. – Connecticut Post Barack Obama has traveled to a new place. He | Read More »
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 »
Liberal Vs. Progressive: Reality Vs. Delusion On ISIS.
I included the Youtube scene from the Movie Cloverfield for reasons other than the fact that I truly enjoy popping that DVD into my machine during a long flight. It also gives us a nice analogy to how America’s current Democratic Party reelection campaign of ineffective and symbolic airstrikes against ISIS has actually worked so far in suppressing the latest incarnation of Middle Eastern menace. | Read More »
Bill Maher Has a Point about Islam, Liberalism and Morality
“We’re liberals … we’re trying to stand up for the principles of liberalism! And so, y’know, I think we’re just saying we need to identify illiberalism wherever we find it in the world, and not forgive it because it comes from [a group that] people perceive as a minority.” – Bill Maher If I live long enough, then I’ll probably see crap stick to the | Read More »
Barack Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow and the Pathetic and Grotesque 1%.
“It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass.” – Gwyneth Paltrow When Fred Reed called Post-modern America’s entertainment industry “Hollyorc,” he knocked the ball out of the yard. He had conjured with a simple neologism the extent to which our celebrities and entertainers wanted our | Read More »
The Sick Math of State-Sponsored Euthanasia in Holland
The latest official figures also revealed a 15 per cent surge in the number of euthanasia deaths from 4,188 cases in 2012 to 4,829 cases last year. The incremental rise is consistent with a 13 per cent increase in 2012, an 18 per cent rise in 2011, 19 per cent in 2010 and 13 per cent in 2009. – The UK Daily Mail David Goldman | Read More »
Wonders of the Internet: An Online Abortion Course At UCSF
The Medical School University of California, San Francisco argues that we live in a genuinely sick and debased world. Their solution is to make it sick and debased in a more efficient and effective manner. To deliver that wonderful product they have come to enlighten us through the first online course in aborting people. Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications; taught by Dr. Jody | Read More »
Human Rights, Slavery and Idiot Democrat Martin O’Malley
Image Source: CNN.com When the produce gleaned from someone else’s labor and resources gets declared a human right, an unfunny thing then happens – Slavery! After the effluvium-flood of fail that was ObamaCare Anno I; this lesson should have been written on the prominent, sloping foreheads of the brilliant people who make public policy in DC. But floating atop that flotsam and jetsam the way | Read More »
The Candidate I Hope the Dems Run in 2016: Luis V. Gutierrez
It’s amazing the distance Leftward of rational thought that committed Progressives are willing to travel to find and recruit their own personal Anti-Hillary. They seem to like the DNC about as much as I and several of our other Front Page Contributors at Redstate like the RNC. Today the meme amongst the Progressive Unwashed seems to be that Hillary has a Hispanic problem. Perhaps this | Read More »
The Worst Possible GOP Candidate for 2016: Lindsay Graham
It took two insignificant events for to become the worst possible GOP candidate for 2016. First, John Huntsman had to become independent in the proud tradition of Lincoln Chafee, and then !RONPAUL! had to hang-up whatever it is that certified nut-jobs hang up when they retire. With the entrenched professional nobodies out of the way, there was a hole in the GOP roster. The position | Read More »
Kay Hagan: Winds of War or Hot Air of Election Season?
Image Credit: Pro Wrestling Scoops So what do Jeff “Man-o-saurus Rex” Merkley , Bruce “The Beastinator” Braley , Al “Da Warhamma” Franken and Kay “Haggar the Horrible” Hagan all have in common? All four of them are out to make ISIS pay! They are all out to rain down the fire and brimstone on Iraq. They are all out to seriously sear Syria and mess | Read More »
Only Bureaucratic Neglect Could Make Ebola A Problem For The US
“Everybody counts or nobody does.” – Detective Harry Bosch If the US Government handles the threat of Ebola well, then I, my family and my community should have absolutely nothing to worry about from the disease. The only way this disease could be a major problem for a significant portion of the US population would be for a lot of people in charge to make | Read More »
Is Chris Matthews A Fire-Breathing !RACIST!?
Chrissie, Chrissie, Chrissie…. I just watched your recent segment on President Obama’s 2nd Term, and your heartbreak is showing on your sleeve. Did the thrill that tingled down your leg really go that far away? I’m a Republican, Chrissie, I get how disappointing it is when politicians say one thing and do another. But did you really have to get catty? “Let’s get tough here,” | Read More »