Friday, October 24, 2014

Back to Fast & Furious

(Image by Gary Varvel)
Fast & Furious, the lead in the "parade of phony scandals," is back in the news. 

So far it's been Judicial Watch, not Congress, nor the mainstream media, that's been uncovering the cover-ups. 

The latest coup:  Obtaining a list of Fast and Furious documents held under Obama's Executive Privilege.

Of course, if President Ebola had an "(R)" at the end of his name, his administration would have ended here at Fast and Furious.

Breaking News: School Shooting in WA State

I'm just getting ready to start my workday, when I stumble across this headline:  Shooting reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

Post-Election Amnesty?

While everyone's attention is now riveted to the jihadi wannabee attacks in Canada, along with  Ebola cases popping up in the onesies and twosies here in the US, we may be in for another "surprise" after the November Midterm Elections.
I stumbled across this bit of news a few days ago, from a Facebook post by Paula Priesse.
I wonder if any of the violent criminals the White House released during the sequester will be among the 34 million?
So far this story has been merely percolating on the back burner of conservative news sites.  I guess we'll see what makes front page news on November 5th.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CDC Bureaucrats Devoted to Bureaucracy

(Image by Henry Payne)

The on-going Ebola Crisis illustrates that the people we're relying on to protect us from the Andromeda Strain and the Zombie Virus, are led by a bunch a bureaucrats who are slavishly devoted to their bureaucracy.  

Or, put another way, the CDC is like the DMV with test tubes.   

While I don't usually like to bash folks on the front lines of any fight, I do have some questions.

When Patient Zero (Thomas Duncan) arrived at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital supposedly telling a staffer he arrived from Liberia, should this have triggered a Red Flag?

I know doctors, nurses and hospital staffers are busy, but doesn't anyone there keep up with current events?

Then there's Nurse Amber Vinson.  Maybe she should have decided not to travel, especially after her coworker Nina Pham contracted Ebola.  To her credit though, when she started running a mild fever, she contacted the CDC--several times.

Each time, she was told she was okay to travel because her temperature didn't reach the 100.4 Degree Trigger Point.

True, but herein lies the problem.

Everyone in this tale relied on "established protocols" to some debatable extent.  No one appears to have been willing to make a judgement call outside the parameters of these protocols.  Common sense hasn't been coming into play at all as this situation continues to unfold.

This slavish devotion to bureaucracy reminds me of the insane "Zero Tolerance" policies no imposed on all K-12 schools, where kids are threatened with expulsion and even a criminal record for doing things like drawing pictures of guns.

Speaking of insane, there's still the issue of not imposing travel bans, but I've already addressed that, especially since we won't be cured of the PC and Big Government Viruses anytime soon...

(Image by Rob Ariail) 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ebola in the US: Time to Panic?

(Image by Michael Ramirez)
We're finding out now that, instead of implementing travel restrictions from West Africa, Team Obama instead streamlined the process.

Since the CDC Director hasn't been able to calm the masses, Our Dear Leader has appointed an Ebola Czar.

An Executive Order is in the works to deploy National Guard forces to Ebola ravaged areas.

Of course, attack ads blaming Ebola on GOP "budget cuts" are still playing over the airwaves.

The attack ad is just one manifestation of the politics of Ebola.

With all the arrogance and incompetence Team Obama has demonstrated, not only during the current Ebola Issue, but during the past six years; the question is:  Is it time to panic?

Here's six reasons to do just that.

(Image by Bob Gorrell)

Friday, October 17, 2014

If Baghdad Falls--Then What?

(Image by Nate Beeler)
With Baghdad International Airport within range of ISIS's artillery, folks are wondering if Baghdad itself will fall.
What would be the consequences if this were to happen?
Either way, I'm sure support for any allies in the region will remain the same...
(Image by Bob Gorrell)