Monday, October 20, 2014

Larwyn's Linx: Ten Things the Ebola Crisis Tells Us About the Obola Administration      

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Nation

Ten Things the Ebola Crisis Tells Us About the Obola Administration: Michael Walsh
Cruz Destroys White House Arguments Against Ebola Travel Ban: WFB
"No partisan attorney general should be rammed through a lame duck session": Scoop

Obama ‘Seething’ NYT Leak All About the Midterms: WFB
Obama rediscovers an old accent, tells blacks Amnesty is good for them: Rick Wells
Crowd Leaves as Obama Tries to Rally: Daniel Halper

Election 2014: Latest Polling Tilts Redder: Rich Baehr
If the Clintons were serious about the South, they’d stump in West Virginia.: Moe Lane
Bobby Jindal Puts the Boot In: Instapundit

Democrats’ embarrassing attempt to blame GOP for Ebola collapses: Noah Rothman
Ebola: Politics, Failure, And Opportunism: Derek Hunter
45 Attacks by Gangs on U. of Illinois Campus Since 10/1: ABC-7

Economy

School Choice Works Wonders in Ohio: AmInt
Now That They Have A Choice Wisconsin Teachers Are Abandoning Unions: Lid
15 Insane Ways NIH And CDC Wasted Taxpayer Money: MRC

Scandal Central

U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS: Daily Beast
101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa: GWP
Donna Brazile: ‘Voter fraud is a big ass lie'; James O’Keefe: You’re ‘going to regret saying this’: Twitchy

Climate & Energy

Warmist Neil Bhatiya Has Four Questions For All Candidates On Hotcoldwetdry: Cove
Two Turnarounds: Tim Blair
Fire at Didcot power station means the UK power grid is in for a rough rider this winter: WUWT

Media

Tell Your Obamacare “Fail” Stories Here: Sharyl Attkisson
Reince Priebus Rips Into Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Scoop
Illinois governor’s race: Rauner sweeping newspaper endorsements: DTG

Introducing the Oppression Index!: Jon Gabriel
But It's Not a Cult: GayPatriot
Man Jailed For Legally Owning Gun Publishes Book: Pat Kane

Ted Cruz Schools Candy Crowley on Travel Ban From Hot Zone Ebola Countries: NB
NYT's Frank Bruni: I’m beginning to think this Obama chap isn’t as competent as we were told.: Instapundit
MoveOn.Org Changes Its Contest Rules After Conservative Group’s Video Takes Commanding Lead: DC

World

The Blood on Obama’s Hands: David Horowitz
Isis: Shocking Image of Baby Being 'Beheaded' Recovered from Phone of Dead Militant: Priya Yoshi
Human meat a specialty in Quetta, Pakistan: EPToday

The Ebola bogeyman: Scott Gilmore
Modi Wave Continues to Surge: AmInt
Nazi War Crimes Suspects Collected Millions In Social Security Payments: LoneCon

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Leading U.S. scientist warns deadly virus is already changing to become more contagious : DailyMail
What are tech's biggest blunders?: Gizmodo
Enterovirus Infection May Increase Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes In Children: ScienceWorld

Cornucopia

Hitler Finds Out About Ebola Reaching USA: MB
The 10 Best Modern Black-and-White Movies: Bazaar
Three Little Pigs Read by Christopher Walken: Dangerous Minds

Image: Fire in Fresno with rescue by hero in blue cap
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QOTD: "... the casualties of Obama’s reign in Benghazi are dwarfed by the hundreds of thousands of deaths his policies have led to in Syria and Iraq, and the millions of Iraqis, Syrians and Lybians that those same policies have caused to flee their homes and become homeless in Turkey, Tunisia and other places of refuge. Obama’s legacy is defined by his ideological aversion to American power, his rule as the most anti-military president in our history, and his deeds as an “anti-war” activist, opposed to the “war on terror” because he believes that America’s (and Israel’s) policies are the cause of terrorism and the hatred that Islamic fanatics direct against our country.

Because of his ideological opposition to American power, Obama deliberately and openly surrendered America’s gains in Iraq, which had been won through the sacrifice of thousands of American lives and tens of thousands of American casualties. By deliberately handing over America’s massive military base in Iraq – a country that borders Syria, Afghanistan and Iran – Obama turned that country over to the terrorists and Iran, as his generals and intelligence chief and secretary of defense warned it would. Obama disregarded the warnings from his national security advisers – as no other American president would have – because he regarded America rather than the terrorists as the threat. In abandoning Iraq and deliberately losing the peace, he betrayed every American and every Iraqi who gave their lives to keep Iraq out of the hands of the terrorists and the Islamic Republic of Iran." --David Horowitz

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NICOLE LURIE: Obama's First Ebola Czar Was Embroiled in a Massive Scandal in 2011 and Still Holds Her Job

In November 2011, David Willman of The Los Angeles Times described another instance of taxpayer abuse by the Obama administration, this time in the Department of Health and Human Services. Obama's first "Ebola Czar" -- Dr. Nicole Lurie -- is said to have directed nearly half a billion dollars to a huge Obama donor for a vaccination no one wanted.

Perhaps some of the geniuses in the GOP can dredge up this article when they're accused -- falsely -- of slashing someone's budget. First off, no one's budget's been slashed. Second, MRC has documented the copious, criminal waste of money by the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control.

But back to the original Ebola Czar, Dr. Lurie. Let Willman tell the tale:

Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal


A company controlled by a longtime political donor gets a no-bid contract to supply an experimental remedy for a threat that may not exist.


November 13, 2011|By David Willman, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Washington — Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work.

Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor...

Costs "well above what" specialists said was reasonable


When Siga complained that contracting specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services were resisting the company's financial demands, senior officials replaced the government's lead negotiator for the deal, interviews and documents show.

When Siga was in danger of losing its grip on the contract a year ago, the officials blocked other firms from competing.

Top 20 Quotes From The Intelligent Investor

Some excellent advice, culled from 74 Quotes From The Intelligent Investor, Revised Edition, via BadBlue Money.

20. If fees consume more than 1% of your assets annually, you should probably shop for another adviser.

19. There is no reason to feel any shame in hiring someone to pick stocks or mutual funds for you. But there’s one responsibility that you must never delegate. You, and no one but you, must investigate whether an adviser is trustworthy and charges reasonable fees.

18. The distinction between investment and speculation in common stocks has always been a useful one and its disappearance is cause for concern.

17. Wall Street has a few prudent principles; the trouble is that they are always forgotten when they are most needed.

16. Never mingle your speculative and investment operations in the same account nor in any part of your thinking.

15. Thousands of people have tried, and the evidence is clear: The more you trade, the less you keep.

14. No matter how careful you are, the one risk no investor can ever eliminate is the risk of being wrong. Only by insisting on what Graham called the “margin of safety” – never overpaying, no matter how exciting an investment seems to be – can you minimize your odds of error.

ANALYSIS: Ebola Czar Ron Klain was Appointed to Cover Up New Cases of Deadly Virus, Not Protect Americans

Did you know that President Obama already has an "Ebola Czar"? Dr. Nicole Lurie is the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Nicole Lurie, a Scandal-Plagued Bureaucrat


Lurie has been mysteriously absent from discussions of the Ebola outbreak. The media seems rather incurious about her even though she's served in her very high-ranking position for five years. She is one of only eight direct reports to the HHS Secretary.

But Lurie has a sordid background: she was implicated in a major scandal three years ago, reportedly directing a $433 million grant to a major Obama donor "and away from a company that was developing a treatment now being used on Ebola patients."

So Lurie has been carefully written out of the media's stories on the government's response to Ebola. She's an embarrassment; one of thousands of incompetent, political hacks who have burrowed into the federal bureaucracy, seemingly more intent on thievery than on their actual jobs.

That explains why Lurie has been "unavailable for comment".

So who is the new "Ebola Czar", Ron Klain?


He's a far left Democrat political operative, who has served as a chief of staff for both the dumbest Vice President ever (Joe Biden, who previously served as the dumbest senator in American history) and the infamous global warming grifter and Al Jazeera supporter, Al Gore.

As Mark Levin pointed out on Friday, Klain has a "shady past" and was involved with Gore's lawless efforts to steal the 2000 presidential election.

And, like so many Clinton cronies, Klain is said to have profited from protecting Fannie Mae from proper oversight, one of the primary factors behind the 2008 housing meltdown.

What does Klain know about Ebola, or any infectious disease, for that matter?

What qualifies him to lead this critical effort?

It turns out: absolutely nothing.

My contention is that Klain is there to to cover up new cases of Ebola, to threaten hospitals and other medical facilities with financial retribution, and to otherwise attempt to salvage Democrats' midterm hopes by excising the word Ebola from the nation's headlines.

There is no other rational reason for Klain to serve in this capacity.

As Dan McLaughlin notes, putting Klain in charge of the government's Ebola response is somewhat akin to George W. Bush naming Karl Rove the head of Katrina recovery in 2006.

As with every decision this administration makes, politics trumps protecting the American people.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: Obama Quietly Begins Unilateral Immigration Reform

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Nation

Obama Quietly Begins Unilateral Immigration Reform: Keith Koffler
Baby Lancen Kendall Becomes Enterovirus Victim #7 – Phoenix, AZ: Treehouse
Guy running government 'seething' about government screwups on Ebola: Scoop

Obama: Our House is Your House: Clarice Feldman
Democrat 'Honor System' For Ebola Carriers, Illegals, Terrorists: Donald Joy
Obama to allow 100,000 Haitians into America without a visa: Rick Moran

Blood on the Gun: Bearing Arms
Hey, Let’s Watch Obama Undercut His Administration’s Own Spin: Ed Driscoll
600,000 Can't Vote in Texas: Sara Noble

It’s Time to Back a Different Team: Rick Jensen
FDA halts Dallas hospital from using Ebola-screening device: Times
Obama hits the links with ESPN host: The Hill

Economy

Yippee. Obamacare Kills 22,000 Health Plans In Colorado: Poor Richard
Obama's "Affordable Health Care" Making health care unaffordable.: Virginian
The Ebola risk premium: Tyler Cowen

Scandal Central

Obama Critics Too Late, Not Too Little: Thomas Purcell
New Ebola Czar Missing From First Meeting, Won't Start Job…For Five To Six Months: WZ
White House's new "ebola czar" has already missed two meetings: Poor Richard

The Government Wants to Monitor ‘Social Pollution’ on Twitter: RightPlanet
Blame the victim? Federal officials rile health care workers with Ebola claims: Barnini Chakraborty
Operation Choke Point, Operation Communism: Sara Noble

Climate & Energy

Some Good News For a Change: Elephant
SRP: Impossible to meet EPA coal edict on time: Ryan Randazzo
Groups sue EPA over failure to reduce air pollution: 89.3 KPCC

Media

It’s time to remove Obama from office — before he gets us all killed: PersonalLiberty
11 Gifs That Take Us Through Josh Marshall's Day Yesterday: Ace
Orwellian whitewash: CDC deletes faulty Ebola guidelines poster; Paging Ebola czar!: Twitchy

Dallas Hospital Publishes 'Letter To The Community', Defends Standards Of Ebola Care: Caleb Howe
Newt: If Ebola Gets Out of Control, It's Going to Kill Millions Worldwide: RightPundit
WashPost Buries Own Poll Showing Historic Low for Obama, More Energized GOP Voters: NB

World

Deep Inside the Islamic State: Meeting ISIL (Documentary): Unveiled
Holy War Erupts in Germany: Unveiled
Temple Mount defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti: Times of Israel

Bye Bye Baghdadi: Kurds Announce Islamic State Routed From Kobane: WZ
Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram jihadists mount deadly attacks after “ceasefire”: Robert Spencer
China: The Slow But Certain Road To Conquest: StrategyPage

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Leading U.S. scientist warns Ebola is already changing to become more contagious : DailyMail
US Army Handbook From 2011 Confirms Airborne Ebola Cases: AmmoLand
The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ): Roger Cheng, CNet

Cornucopia

Some day they will ask “how could we not have known?”: MOTUS
The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy: IEEE Spectrum
Presenting the NFL’s Biggest Camera Hogs: WSJ

Image: Some day they will ask “how could we not have known?”
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QOTD: "Any day, any minute, illegal immigrants sick with Ebola could be walking across our border.

Worse, how easy is it for our radical Muslim enemies to send Ebola-infected terrorists across the border? How simple is it to infect and send hundreds of Ebola suicide terrorists into our hospitals and children’s schools?

All our radical Jihadist enemies have to do is inject tainted Ebola blood into volunteer suicide bombers or, worse, innocent children and send them across the border. Undetectable, they walk across our southern border showing no symptoms and surrender to U.S. border agents. Obama disperses them across the country where they sneeze or cough on their lawyers, caretakers and classmates. It’s that easy; it’s that simple to start a deadly Ebola pandemic across America.

Equally disturbing, what if Ebola spreads to Mexico, Central or South America? Suddenly panic ensues and hundreds of thousands of their citizens (or even millions) run for the U.S. border looking for America’s medical system to save them, spreading Ebola like wildfire… into your home and mine.

Our border is wide open to bring death and disaster, ending America as we know it. Yet President Obama is unwilling to do a thing to secure it. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

The question is why?" --Wayne Allan Root

Saturday, October 18, 2014

WHY, OF COURSE HE WILL: Obama Plans to Let Ebola-infected Foreigners Into U.S. for Treatment

By Judicial Watch

Washington, DC – Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.

It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola.

One source tells us that the Obama administration is keeping this plan secret from Congress. The source is concerned that the proposal is illegal; endangers the public health and welfare; and should require the approval of Congress.


Related: VIRAL SUICIDE: Obama DHS Now EXPEDITING Visa Requests From Ebola-Infected Countries.

Marxist Propagandists at "The Advocacy Project" Blame Obama's Dysfunctional CDC on... Republicans

By Roger Aronoff

A new ad put out by the left-wing Advocacy Project seeks to link Republican budget cuts with the spread of the Ebola virus, a shameful fear tactic that could take hold among a populace rightfully concerned about this epidemic. While media organizations such as Time Magazine and Real Clear Politics have reported on the existence of the video, all they did was cite the ad, not challenge the veracity of its information. In doing so, they’re acting as vehicles for spreading its misinformation.

The Heritage Foundation’s news website, The Daily Signal, reported that “Erica Payne, the founder and president of The Agenda Project, told CNN that ‘people should be deathly afraid of Republican policies,’ and that there is ‘no question’ about the link between budget cuts and Ebola.”

The Washington Post’s fact-checker Glenn Kessler calls the arguments in this ad, and the similar strategy by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee of blaming Republicans for cuts, “absurd.” He bestows such claims with four Pinocchios. According to him, appropriations for the Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health are down, but this has as much to do with bipartisan action and inflation as anything else. “Obama’s Republican predecessor oversaw big increases in public-health sector spending, and both Democrats and Republicans in recent years have broadly supported efforts to rein in federal spending,” he writes. In other words, both parties have increased and decreased health care budgets. “There’s no doubt that spending has been cut, or at least failed to keep pace with inflation, but the fingerprints of both parties are on the knives,” he writes.

But the news media have taken this Democrat message and tried to further it in its own reporting, either by disseminating the ad or through outright partisanship. MSNBC’s Joy Reid tweeted on October 12, “To the anti-government wingers in my thread: so far, the only ‘spread of Ebola’ in the U.S. was caused by a private hospital in a red state.” This comes from the same news channel where a host claimed that Alton Nolen’s beheading of an innocent woman in Moore, Oklahoma had as much to do with Islam as what the alleged perpetrator ate for breakfast.

HELPFUL ILLUSTRATION: The 24 Types of Authoritarian

Davi Barker provides a rebuttal to the 24 Types of Libertarian:



Hat tip: American Digest.

Email Conversation with a Drone

Email sent to a hard-core Leftist drone:

Just wondering: how's that Obama vote working out for you these days?

Response:

World is still here

Sent from my iPhone

My reply:

I want you to consider the following list, then think about what this means 5, 10 and 15 years down the road for your kids. Or do you just not give a crap about your kids?

• Ebola.
• IRS targeting of political opponents.
• Gun-running to Mexican drug cartels with hundreds dead as a result.
• Wiretapping 100 reporters.
• Mass genocide in Syria.
• Mass genocide in Iraq.
• The most powerful army of Islamic terrorists ever seen on Earth (ISIS).
• A nuclear Iran.
• A U.S. ambassador murdered by terrorists after all security was stripped from him.
• Open hatred of Israel.
• Open love for the Muslim Brotherhood, a direct offshoot of the Nazi Party.
• Russia invading Ukraine.
• China claiming control of large swaths of the Pacific.
• A doubling of the federal debt.
• Record numbers on food stamps.
• Record numbers on Social Security Disability.
• Record low labor force participation rate, with drops every year of his presidency.
• Record numbers losing their private health insurance plans.
• Record numbers of criminal illegal aliens released into the U.S.
• Record numbers of illegal aliens entering the U.S. with Enterovirus, Tuberculosis, Smallpox, and Leprosy.
• Record amount of taxpayer funds redirected to his campaign contributors through the "Stimulus".

That's just off the top of my head.

Say a prayer tonight, because we're all gonna need it. Oh, forget it. You're happy with all of these developments, which can only mean you despise this country.

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The term "low-information voter" comes to mind.




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CHART: Results of Economic Policies by President

The Obama administration's own statistics -- doctored though they may be -- offer a harsh indictment of the policies proferred by a radical ideologue.



Larwyn's Linx: Six Reasons to Panic

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Nation

Six Reasons to Panic: Jonathan V. Last
The Protocols of the Elders of Liberalism: WS
Why's Obama sending reservists out of civilian life and into hot zones?: Allen West

Obama To Bring Ebola-Stricken Aliens To U.S. For Treatment…: William Teach
Seeing Ebola Through Obama's Eyes: Cliff Kincaid
Why I Oppose Barack Obama: John Hawkins

Illegals Now Bringing in Leprosy: Tea Party
Australia: No Visa? You Are Not Welcome Here: Yehuda Remer
Africa: Border Closures Saved Us: AP

Obama appoints Ebola czar… and we are so screwed: RS
Did You Know We Already Had an Ebola Czar?: EIB
Dianne Feinstein May Retire If GOP Takes The Senate: Downtrend

Economy

Government: where people fail upward: JWF
Common Core Question Even Dumber Than You Can Imagine: PunditPress
The social democratic state is destroying Europe: Daniel J. Mitchell

Scandal Central

Another Secret Service scandal: Agents tried to enter home of Obama critic using fake warrant : Unyielding
REPORT: Karl Rove kept public from learning about WMDs found in Iraq in 2004: Scoop
Gun Control Hypocrites: Democrat Representatives Use Gun To Repel Armed Robbers: GJWHG

No Evidence to Support Civil Rights Charges Against Officer Darren Wilson: Scoop
DHS Started Expediting Visa Extensions from Ebola Countries in August: Sarah Rumpf
White House celebrates another Muslim holiday... for the first time ever: Scoop

Climate & Energy

Federal Government Posts Article Blaming Ebola on Global Warming: MB
2008 NASA: Arctic Ocean Could be Mostly Ice Free in 2013: AmDigest

Media

Rand Paul Engages in Fearmongering By . . . Accurately Citing CDC Advice on Ebola Exposure: Patterico
Philadelphia Mayor: Young Black Men Are Not Responsible For Their Actions: Downtrend
Bus Driver Organizes Black Mob Violence Against White Family: Colin Flaherty

Bush Didn't Lie: Deroy Murdock
New York Times Story Covers Up Hamas Destruction of Gaza Antiquities: CAMERA
Frank Luntz on CBS: 'Collapse in Confidence' of Government, Media: CNS

World

UNREAL: U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training Before Deployment To West Africa: WZ
Good news: ISIS is training an air force: Noah Rothman
While the world watches IS, Iran quietly advances: Times of Israel

Kerry Links ISIS Recruiting Success to Israel: IPT
Thugs on the Temple Mount: David M. Weinberg
Tamaulipas Tuitera/ Blogger Kidnapped and Killed: Borderland Beat

Didja Know About 550 Tons of Yellowcake Uranium Bush Shipped Out of Iraq to Canada?: DailyPundit
The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority: Ben Shapiro
A Shocking Demonstration Of ISIS Brutality Just Took Place On The Streets Of London: WJ

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Tiny Box Promises To Keep You Anonymous On The Internet: ReadWrite
Of Mice and Men: CDC Answers 11 Ebola Questions: Sharyl Attkisson
A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster: Sarah Buhr

Cornucopia

Three Days and Counting...: Mark Steyn
Ebola: It Continues to Taunts Us: MOTUS
Ultimate Warrior: One-Third Of WrestleMania VI Competitors Now Dead: ThePostGame

Image: Obama says Ebola quarantines could make things worse
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QOTD: "Eli Lake at the Daily Beast has a piece out which is quite interesting as a follow-up to the New York Times’ expose earlier this week on the undisclosed massive chemical weapons finds in Iraq during the Bush presidency.

Lake has several sources who answer the question of why, if our troops were finding chemical weapons in significant quantities in Iraq as early as 2004 and some were becoming injured as a result of contact with those weapons, the Bush administration didn’t trumpet the discoveries as proof it wasn’t lying about Saddam Hussein’s weapons-of-mass-destruction program.

The answer? Because Karl Rove didn’t want to fight that battle anymore.

...Rove is a loser, to put an overly fine point on it. He doesn’t have the ability to move public opinion in a way favorable to the Republican Party because he doesn’t offer good political strategy. Rove wouldn’t even use truth to defend his boss from provable lies told by power-hungry leftist demagogues. Nobody like that should ever get access to major electoral campaign resources again." --The Hayride