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)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Coalition Relationship Woes

(Image by Gary Varvel)
The minions of Team Obama are relationship troubles with our Anti-ISIS Coalition. 

The Viral Threat Inside the Ramparts

(Image by Michael Ramirez)
Border security is more than safeguarding American jobs, or even stopping terrorists.  It's also about stopping diseases from infecting our populace
But Our Dear Leader and his minions refuse to bar the gates, while assuring the masses there's nothing to worry about here inside the ramparts.
(Image by Bob Gorrell)
Of course, the leftists are trying to blame GOP-proposed budget cuts for the Ebola Crisis, while forgetting which political party is in charge of the agencies that are suppose to protect us.
Meanwhile, two questions (at least) remain unanswered:
Probably on his way to the next fundraiser...
(Image by Gary Varvel)