CDC Director Tries to Reassure Public, Fails Abysmally

He actually worries the hell out of me.

I've been noting this for some time. The media and the government -- essentially, these two institutions have fused; they are partner operations in the same corporation -- endlessly peddle fictions to the public on the theory that the public cannot handle the truth, and will panic, or bomb mosques, if they are told the truth.

Witness the government and media assuring us -- falsely -- that Alton Nolen's religion was all but irrelevant to his Jihadi Beheading Rampage.

This interview of the director of the CDC -- the first, best, and only line of defense against a major outbreak of a deadly disease -- with Sanjay Gupta of CNN seems to be of a piece with that idea of telling the morons whatever you have to tell them to keep them quiet and peaceable.

The director of the CDC says that you have no fear of infection by ebola unless you are in direct contact. So, he says to Gupta, neither of us is at any risk of infecting the other just standing here, talking to each other, at a distance of a yard or so.

The CNN anchor in the studio asks about a sneeze, and Gupta then points out that the CDC's own guidelines state that infection is a risk in cases of either direct contact or close proximity of three feet or less with an infected person.

The CDC guy then blathers something about taking each case individually on its own merits or something.

What?

These are general guidelines, and apparently the CDC's own general guidelines do say that close proximity (three feet or less) is enough to create a risk of infection.

"We would look at that" and "it depends on the situation" are very, very different from "no risk" of transmission.

So why is this guy claiming that only direct contact is enough for transmission?

This is very worrisome.

You know what would make me not panic? If the officials in charge of protecting us actually sounded like they knew what the hell they were talking about and weren't forever censoring the truth to keep us from panicking.

And by the way, this guy didn't seem to be prepared to discuss this. He did not have a ready explanation for his seeming contradiction.

Now some of this stuff is complicated, and maybe it's the case that (he seems to have been hinting clumsily at this) if a patient is in his most highly infectious stage, he can transmit it by simply being within close proximity, but in those cases, he would almost certainly be a known ebola victim and kept under medical quarantine.

And maybe he meant that in non-diagnosed cases, the patient may be infectious but not as infectious as in full-blown all-symptoms-presented ebola, and in that case, the case where the public is more likely to encounter such a person, only direct contact will suffice.

But if that's what he meant, he sure didn't do a very good job of explaining it.

And this is the head of the CDC. It's kind of an important part of his job to accurately and articulately broadcast information about public health threats to the public.

So what the hell happened here?

Why was Gupta's question about three-feet-or-less such a curveball for him?

Shouldn't he have been more ready to address that?

Eh, watch it yourself.

What the hell. What the hell.

You tell me if you feel "reassured" by this, or if your doubts about the Expert Officials tasked with protecting us have in fact increased.

Hey guys:

Try just treating us like educated adults and fellow citizens with a full right to know the information that affects us and our republic for a change, huh?

The best inoculation against rumor and panic is the truth, the straight truth, the Adult Version of the truth, not the child-safe version of the truth where you tell everyone (as Obama did) that it's "unlikely" that ebola will ever come to the US, or that no one need fear ebola unless he comes into direct physical contact with an infected person.

The government's and media's insistence on withholding information from us that it doesn't think we can handle is causing panic and rumors, not tamping down on them.


Posted by: Ace at 04:36 PM




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1 Have the Italicans gotten loose?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at October 01, 2014 04:32 PM (hLRSq)

2 scares me too

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 01, 2014 04:32 PM (IXrOn)

3 the Italicans are behind this

Posted by: the Overton Window - traveling leftward at 3.0 x 108 meters per second at October 01, 2014 04:32 PM (mHOnK)

4 Yes they have.

Ace, report to the barrel....

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at October 01, 2014 04:32 PM (hLRSq)

5 I blame the Italics.

Posted by: garrett at October 01, 2014 04:33 PM (3ZR0C)

6 If the government says don't worry, it's time to worry.

Batten down the hatches and hold down your personal fort.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at October 01, 2014 04:33 PM (25HWz)

7 Way to drive the bus, Ace.

Posted by: garrett at October 01, 2014 04:33 PM (3ZR0C)

8 The CDC is not competent

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at October 01, 2014 04:34 PM (R8hU8)

9 I plan on barricading myself in my house. What round is best against airborne viruses?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 01, 2014 04:34 PM (J0IP0)

10 bring out yer dead

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 01, 2014 04:34 PM (6/J77)

11 The Italicans have been driven back. All is well now.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at October 01, 2014 04:34 PM (hLRSq)

12 I am waiting for the Pentagon to announce that the Army can save a whole lot of money by just purchasing the wrong caliber ammo for the infantry.

Posted by: mallfly at October 01, 2014 04:35 PM (bJm7W)

13 Any chance it'll mutate into a zombie virus?

Posted by: Toastrider at October 01, 2014 04:35 PM (YegTc)

14 Try just treating us like "educated adults" and fellow citizens with a full right to know the information that affects us and our republic for a change, huh?

You answered your own question, Ace.

Posted by: dillhole12 at October 01, 2014 04:35 PM (uURnG)

15 Mentioned this yesterday, but my 11 year old son watched the press conference yesterday. He's been keeping up on the Ebola outbreak for over a month. Even he knew that guy was lying.

So they think we're dumber than 6th graders is what I'm saying.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2014 04:35 PM (D/504)

16 Servicing all the guys at the Liberian bath house doesn't count as direct contact, does it?

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at October 01, 2014 04:35 PM (tv7DV)

17 You should have 3 days of food and water for each person in the house and a roll of trans-vaginal mesh to seal the windows and doors.

Posted by: CDC Director at October 01, 2014 04:36 PM (3ZR0C)

18 The CDC leadership is obviously foolish, or being politically influenced, or both. It seems to me italicizing everything is the minimally fearful response.

Posted by: MTF at October 01, 2014 04:36 PM (LISuA)

19 You know a so called "plague" that kills off most people over35 would really help bring down future medical costs, as well as save Social Security.

Posted by: The Architects of Obamacare at October 01, 2014 04:36 PM (25HWz)

20 aren't the guys at the CDC also the people who keep saying that gun ownership is like a disease that needs to needs to be dealt with pronto..?

Posted by: mallfly at October 01, 2014 04:36 PM (bJm7W)

21 Aaaaachhhooooooooo!!!!!

My bad.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2014 04:36 PM (g1DWB)

22 The one good thing was that he didn't give that cutesy smile while spewing utter b.s. like other Obama spokesholes Psaki, Earnest, Harf, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2014 04:37 PM (D/504)

23 "If we tell you that you can catch it without direct contact, you'll stop responding to all those Nigerian fund-raising ads we email you."

Posted by: OFA CDC liaison at October 01, 2014 04:37 PM (J0IP0)

24 Where is SMOD when you need him/her?

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at October 01, 2014 04:37 PM (25HWz)

25 In addition to my day job being the disease-chasing flunky in a Tyvek suit and rebreather [if it comes to that] the TB and other refugee health services clinics are located on the first floor along with the school kid immunizations clinic, all of whom share the same door with us.

So, if we get an ebola case coming through it should affect about a thousand people on the first day. My sister does the xrays, so who knows maybe I'll get a heads up.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Fingers at October 01, 2014 04:37 PM (3ZtZW)

26 Top Men vs Ebola Virus.

Now that is not a fair fight.

Posted by: Age of Obola at October 01, 2014 04:38 PM (hKyl0)

27 "Try just treating us like educated adults and fellow citizens with a full right to know the information that affects us and our republic for a change, huh?"

You new here (America, that is)?

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 01, 2014 04:38 PM (gXRIG)

28 Like I said this morning. This admin has screwed up everything they have done. We can not afford for them to screw this up.. But they are well on their way to just that.

Posted by: Vic at October 01, 2014 04:38 PM (T2V/1)

29 I think the unwillingness to actually say anything may also be the increasing CYA jargon everyone seems to be using to prevent future lawsuits. You hear it in statements/policies from cops or school principals or medical personnel or corporate talking heads. Nobody wants to say anything at all that has even the remotest chance of coming back to haunt them in a lawsuit.

Posted by: kathysaysso at October 01, 2014 04:38 PM (jPT60)

30 So let me get some clarification here..

When President TFG or anyone in his administration tells me it's unlikely that anything untoward is going to happen in my mouth, you are saying I shouldn't believe him?

The Deuce, you say!

Posted by: krakatoa at October 01, 2014 04:38 PM (eCtnP)

31 It's been some time since I checked in. Has all the worlds ills been cured or is it coming to an end.

Should I put on my druids robe and sign and stake out a street corner?

Posted by: GMB (et al) at October 01, 2014 04:38 PM (e5dKk)

32 I would totally believe a government official in the Obama Administration. Would they lie to protect themselves from political fallout?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 01, 2014 04:39 PM (SLea8)

33 "being politically influenced"

Again, you new here or what?

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 01, 2014 04:39 PM (gXRIG)

34 >>You know a so called "plague" that kills off most people over35 would
really help bring down future medical costs, as well as save Social
Security.


Well, if you look at Ezekiel Emanuel's "Total Lives System" and then look who's getting the sickest from all of these lovely "mystery" viruses - the weakest children, old people - you kinda get the feeling they might not be so upset w/the culling of the (American) herd, Cuts down long term medical costs they might incur down the line.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2014 04:39 PM (D/504)

35 That dude makes me look smart,

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 01, 2014 04:39 PM (q+zA9)

36 It depends on what the meaning of 'is' is.

Posted by: CDC : We Totally Got This at October 01, 2014 04:39 PM (mHOnK)

37
Kan we haz koo?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (CMkNk)

38 Look, I am pretty sure that the CDC is about to unroll a hashtag real soon that will stop the spread.

#NoEbola

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (OWjjx)

39 These unforced errors are going to be the death of us. We are going to end up with draconian measures later that could have been avoided.

Posted by: Chris Vaughn at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (h+2SD)

40 Anybody else feeling a little queasy?

Posted by: huerfano at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (bAGA/)

41 so is Doctor Science dropping science or what?

I mean, come on, evolution anyone?

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (Xr7hz)

42 @28

You're assuming that the actions of this admin are "accidental."

I am less generous than you are. I think this is all being done intentionally, including bringing Ebola to the U.S.

It's not incompetence, it's evil.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (25HWz)

43 Fomite.

Fomite is an interesting word.

Hard surfaces actually are worse.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (RJMhd)

44
Damn, thousands of dollars down the drain for ads for my new product: Touch My Hand Lotion

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (mgE2f)

45 The CDC head essential said "people are going to travel" when asked about restricting airline flights to West Africa. He followed with restricting travel to places like Liberia would PARADOXICALLY increase transmission rates and harm efforts at control.

In other words, quarantining the area, the preferred method of controlling a disease WITH NO CURE, would increase transmission rates to the US.

When Obama speaks about Ebola, he is getting his advice from this guy--hence his declaration a week or so ago that Ebola would not come here, something that freaked Chris Mathews the fuck out.

Posted by: Peter S. Dee at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (nbOS6)

46
Decades and decades of work to clean out all the hacks in DC and the alphabet soup of agencies.

decades and decades

and that is only if we can break the power chains

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (IXrOn)

47 39 These unforced errors are going to be the death of us. We are going to end up with draconian measures later that could have been avoided.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (h+2SD)


Or maybe that's the intention all along. Something about not letting a good crisis go to waste?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:41 PM (CMkNk)

48 A major infectious disease outbreak.

A fitting end to the Age of Obola.

Posted by: Age of Obola at October 01, 2014 04:41 PM (hKyl0)

49 top. men.

Posted by: brak at October 01, 2014 04:41 PM (Tj+s6)

50 Obama Slashes CDC funding


WASHINGTON -- The lead agency tasked with responding to the threat of Ebola both within the United States and abroad has seen its budget drop dramatically in the past four years....

2010: $6.467 billion
2011: $5.737 billion
2012: $5.732 billion
2013: $5.721 billion
2013 (after sequestration took effect): $5.432 billion
2014: $5.882 billion"

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 01, 2014 04:41 PM (rwI+c)

51 look, it would be a shame if diversity were to suffer from diversity's importing of ebola into America, and by diversity, I mean open borders nutjobbery.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 01, 2014 04:41 PM (Xr7hz)

52 It's been some time since I checked in. Has all the worlds ills been cured or is it coming to an end.

Should I put on my druids robe and sign and stake out a street corner?


Posted by: GMB (et al) at October 01, 2014 04:38 PM (e5dKk)


I was wondering if it was too early to break out my warlord clothes.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2014 04:41 PM (FMbng)

53 "Look, I am pretty sure that the CDC is about to unroll a hashtag real soon that will stop the spread. "

#bringbackourfluids

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 01, 2014 04:42 PM (gXRIG)

54
Hey, where's Neal Declasse Tyson and Bill Nye?

They should lick the ebola guy's anus to see if they catch something besides a Liberian dingleberry.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:42 PM (CMkNk)

55 Affirmative Action hiring in Government has Consequences.

/yes, Virginia, there is affirmative action everywhere...

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at October 01, 2014 04:42 PM (25HWz)

56 When a govt official says don't panic, you better fucking start panicking.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at October 01, 2014 04:42 PM (0LHZx)

57 >>>Try just treating us like educated adults and fellow citizens with a full right to know the information that affects us and our republic for a change, huh?

Persons in power, no matter the party, always behave this exact way. They will tell you they're in control and there's nothing to worry about, even as they step onto the last flight out holding a bag of money. When they say "No reason to panic" that should be taken as a code phrase for "have a few month's worth of food put by, and clean your guns"

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Fingers at October 01, 2014 04:42 PM (3ZtZW)

58 Sweat is a body fluid and contains the Ebola virus, or so I read yesterday, before we were told the Dallas patient was positive. I have not seen that anywhere since. If a person has Ebola and is not symptomatic, they still have the virus in their bodily fluid. That is what they are not telling everyone. IF they are not symptomatic but they sneeze or cough that shares bodily fluid with everyone around them, bodily fluid that contain the virus. Being asymptomatic just means that the virus hasn't settled on an organ it likes. It is still floating around inside the person. They never mention that.

Posted by: megthered at October 01, 2014 04:42 PM (iR4Dg)

59
I'm pleased to report that I'm ready for the Ebolocalypse. Just received another case of 5.56, my stainless steel colander face mask is polished, hair clippers are oiled and battery charged for the mohawking, and my assless chaps are unpacked and aired out in the closet.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (TIIx5)

60 And since traveling to and from infected areas won't spread the disease, but actually combat it, we need to enact Amnesty and have open borders to combat ebola.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (OWjjx)

61 Wonder what the etymology of fomite is?

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (RJMhd)

62 I happen to know from professional experience the CDC will straight up lie to you about HIV infection possibilities and rates.

The good news about that though is they lie to over state the risks. I assume the same is happening here.

Because it's not about public safety. You aren't going to catchEbola, Ace.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (lY0cw)

63 So they think we're dumber than 6th graders is what I'm saying.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2014 04:35 PM (D/504)

No, 4th graders. 6th grade is post-doctorate for LIVs...

Posted by: Mr Wolf at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (wLKxc)

64 An Ebola outbreak, God forbid, would kind of be the cherry on the top of the Obama Presidency, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (AC0lD)

65 When a govt official says don't panic, it's too f*cking late"

There, FIFY

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (gXRIG)

66 You say Obama
I say Ebola
Let's call the whole thing off.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (g1DWB)

67 you know what causes ebola?
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
that is right...

swimsuits

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (q+zA9)

68 RE: druid/ warlord outfits:

HUNKER DOWN first!!!

Then claim your right as King of Thunderdome.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (25HWz)

69 The only disease this administration cares about is political defeat and they work on that one all the time.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (OWjjx)

70 Ebola as a conspiracy theory? I do not think so. Ebola would effect more people that the progtards depend on.

Posted by: GMB (et al) at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (e5dKk)

71 Look, this is science, and if there's one thing I know about science it's that you aren't supposed to think about it but do what your betters tell you.

Back off, man, he's a scientist.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (97jPt)

72 There's kind of a big difference between me being in direct contact with Kate Upton, and me being three feet away from Kate Upton.

Posted by: goatexchange at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (oncKl)

73 No I do not feel reassured.

Their guy yesterday was an idiot and this interview is not helping.

Sweet Jesu... Innocent babes might be infected with Ebola because of the failures of this administration.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (8uMxZ)

74 etymology

Fomite


The Italian scholar and physician Girolamo Fracastoro appears to have first used the Latin word fomes,
meaning tinder, in this sense in his essay on contagion, De Contagione et Contagiosis Morbis published in 1546

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (RJMhd)

75 If we told the truth then we'd not have power over you.
A form of low expectation discrimination? Racist mofo!

Posted by: Fewenuff at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (zPNX5)

76 It's kind of an important part of his job to accurately and articulately broadcast information about public health threats to the public.

That's what intelligent, articulate spokespeople are for!

*twirl hair*
*giggle*

Posted by: Marie Harf at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (IFKzP)

77 60 And since traveling to and from infected areas won't spread the disease, but actually combat it, we need to enact Amnesty and have open borders to combat ebola.
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (OWjjx)

__________

We like the cut of your jib sir.

Posted by: GOP Leaders at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (0LHZx)

78 THE TRUTH?!!! YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!

Posted by: The Media Governmental Complex at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (XUKZU)

79
Start the rumor that ebola is spread via golf clubs just send Prezzy TMZ into a tizzy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 01, 2014 04:45 PM (1Jaio)

80 I guess people should be looking into the SARS epidemic and the Canadian response to it if you wanted to guess what a US response may look like.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 01, 2014 04:45 PM (AC0lD)

81 it's highly unlikely ebola will get to the United States.......oops.....

it's highly unlikely the many that has ebola spread it to anyone else.....oops


getcher body bags!

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl, I Heart the SF Giants at October 01, 2014 04:45 PM (u8GsB)

82 " ...the public will panic and bomb mosques if they are told the truth..."
And the longer they go on treating the public like fools and children, the more likely that very scenario plays out one day....

Posted by: JoeF. at October 01, 2014 04:45 PM (1OGRH)

83 "There's kind of a big difference between me being in direct contact with Kate Upton, and me being three feet away from Kate Upton. "

Umm, a restraining order?

Posted by: anon a mouse at October 01, 2014 04:45 PM (gXRIG)

84 And since traveling to and from infected areas won't spread the disease, but actually combat it, we need to enact Amnesty and have open borders to combat ebola.

-
And higher taxes. Don't forget the higher taxes.

Posted by: The Media Governmental Complex at October 01, 2014 04:45 PM (XUKZU)

85 Well, that's it. "Our Betters" basically think we are children and they are our parents. They behave as if that were so in countless areas of life.

Posted by: rickl at October 01, 2014 04:45 PM (zoehZ)

86 Complete nonsensical ramblings from government.

But, hey, historic first! You know what's a good cure for when your liquified organs start pouring out of every orifice? A nice pat on the back.

Posted by: shillelagh at October 01, 2014 04:46 PM (hRzu2)

87 Are all these director putts going to have to resign? Who the fuck is in charge?

Posted by: why I am, Al Hague at October 01, 2014 04:46 PM (zPNX5)

88
I got on a plane from West Africa,
and tastes just like Coca Cola.
C-O-L-A cola.

He sneezed in my face
and I said 'gesundheit'
Now the CDC says it looks like stage two ebola
EBO-L-A ebola . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:46 PM (CMkNk)

89

What would Brian Boitano do
If he was here right now?

He'd bleed from an orifice or two.
That's what Brian Boitano do.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2014 04:47 PM (kdS6q)

90 What, Ebola in the US? You mean to tell me that one of the deadliest, most contagious viruses is on this continent?

um..... well, it's not like the infection has spread, right? We're equipped to handle this. It's not like we're a third world country, run by third-world despots. Our despots are of the first-world variety!

Posted by: Ebola Anti-Scaremongers at October 01, 2014 04:47 PM (lJJaE)

91 Not embarrassed at all to say that after seeing this moron and the slow release of more info on what's going on with Dallas I have purchased a majority of what's on the SHTF list of things you need in your house (masks, suits, goggles gloves) for the family and instead of kicking back on the couch tonight will be going to the store to stock up on canned food, water and cleaning materials then making a trip over to the gas station to fill up the cans.

Basically after watching the shit show that was the USSS mess yesterday I am taking no chances with this idiot who is POTUS and his appointees.

I'm not even anywhere near Dallas, but if the number of infected starts including people outside of Dallas we have a problem and I don't want to be in line with everyone else getting prepared.



Posted by: H Badger at October 01, 2014 04:47 PM (n/0Nw)

92 I always imagine the media reaction to things like the CDC guy/CNN douchebag interview if it had been someone with the Bush Administration.

Completely opposite of what is happening now.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at October 01, 2014 04:47 PM (OWjjx)

93 Oh yeah!


Fomites play a conspicuous role in Steven Soderbergh's 2011 film Contagion about a pandemic.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 01, 2014 04:47 PM (RJMhd)

94 The President sure seems to get late-breaking news late, doesn't he?

Posted by: Hadoop at October 01, 2014 04:47 PM (Ph479)

95 California banned plastic bags today. Not only will this act stop global warming, I hear it may also cure ebola.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at October 01, 2014 04:47 PM (0LHZx)

96 sue that guy for spelling errors. Al Haig U wannabe putz

Posted by: Fewenuff at October 01, 2014 04:47 PM (zPNX5)

97 look it would be a shame if an ebola epidemic caused by Obama's contemptuous regard for America's safety and security were to affect his approval ratings or plans to destroy america.

signed, xxoo
that general that really cares about the micro-moral issue at the expense of macro-moral issues.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 01, 2014 04:47 PM (Xr7hz)

98 All according to plan.

Billy Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and Obola.

Thanks dumfuck 52 percenters

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at October 01, 2014 04:48 PM (ucDmr)

99
Ebola as a conspiracy theory? I do not think so. Ebola would effect more people that the progtards depend on.

Posted by: GMB (et al) at October 01, 2014 04:44 PM (e5dKk)









Not if you consider applying the phrase "never let a crisis go to waste".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 01, 2014 04:48 PM (TIIx5)

100 Was the head of the CDC appointed by Obama? If so he probably shares the characteristic of Obama's minions of having been educated in Ivy League schools where he was taught that "Truth" is merely a social construct.


If he actually comes from a science background, there is a good chance that the reason he has his current job is that his predecessor was fired for insisting that reality is not subject to the requirements of the narrative or the whims of Obama. He is likely to spend a lot of time with Obama's army of twenty something know nothing ideologues with the power to send him to the corn field.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at October 01, 2014 04:48 PM (PD6iL)

101
#StopTheHateEbola

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 01, 2014 04:48 PM (7V0lh)

102 'Bola 'Bola go away and
Come again some other day.

Did that work?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 01, 2014 04:48 PM (XUKZU)

103 I'm pleased to report that I'm ready for the
Ebolocalypse. Just received another case of 5.56, my stainless steel
colander face mask is polished, hair clippers are oiled and battery
charged for the mohawking, and my assless chaps are unpacked and aired
out in the closet.





Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 01, 2014 04:43 PM (TIIx5)



Some moron used the phrase "colander face mask world" a few months ago (you maybe?) and I still fucking laugh every time I hear that. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2014 04:48 PM (FMbng)

104
The only thing I learned from the CDC press conference was that Sanjay Gupta has teh hivs.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 04:48 PM (4ZE3R)

105 Something I'm working on with one of my MSM buddies (an actual reporter who takes his gig seriously) is the lack of communication from the CDC in situations where they're supposed to take the lead.

We had a recent maritime Ebola scare that turned out to be nothing, but it didn't stop the CDC from shitting the bed in terms of communicating their intentions. The feds are showing an incredible incompetence in calling and executing the plays after announcing that they're taking control of a situation.

When the story's done and published, there'll be more on this.

For what it's worth- the Texas public health folks are truly top-notch and are far more equipped to take care of the situation effectively than the feds have demonstrated themselves to be.

I do think that the Texas folks will keep it to the people they're currently worried about, and that this will burn itself out by the end of the month.

Posted by: tmi3rd at October 01, 2014 04:49 PM (cxomr)

106 OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, I'm going to avoid anyone with a sneeze, the sweats, or a passport stamps in West Africa.

Captain Trips is coming.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at October 01, 2014 04:49 PM (iIzG7)

107 "The media and the government ... endlessly peddle fictions to the public on the theory that the public cannot handle the truth, and will panic, or bomb mosques, if they are told the truth."



Apparently they do still give us some credit for intelligence and good judgment then...

Posted by: Reactionary at October 01, 2014 04:49 PM (+xakf)

108 Didn't Bill Ayers say the US needs 1/3 of the population to die?

Oh wait. I remember now. The nice man on ABC News said just because Obama and Ayres go back 20 years, they hardly know each other.

Never mind.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at October 01, 2014 04:49 PM (0LHZx)

109 No one has explained to my satisfaction:
(a) why this virus is so lethal, and
(b) why it is more contagious after symptoms appear.
Both are atypical for usual human viruses.

Posted by: Not a virologist at October 01, 2014 04:49 PM (gLt83)

110 JJS but did you drink champagne all night?

Posted by: Fewenuff at October 01, 2014 04:49 PM (zPNX5)

111
So ebola haiku then?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 01, 2014 04:50 PM (mgE2f)

112 one thing I hope for when Cruz2016 gets sworn in?

reprisals.

every fed douchebag who has lied to US will be given the Fitzpatrick treatment.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 01, 2014 04:50 PM (Xr7hz)

113 I may have been born at night, but it wasn't last night.
Try blowing smoke up someone else's ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 04:50 PM (AO6kL)

114 And look, maybe our borders are being over run and plague is about to descend upon the nation but when Obama was inaugurated *that* was the moment the oceans began to recede, the earth began to heal.

SUCK IT, WINGNUTZ

/laters all

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Fingers at October 01, 2014 04:50 PM (3ZtZW)

115 Never get off the boat.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 01, 2014 04:50 PM (rwI+c)

116 I know I predicted a lot of crazy stuff happening before the election, but this is just getting stupid. Whats the October surprise going to be?Gotta be a big one to make up for the incompetance of this week.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at October 01, 2014 04:50 PM (hqVUe)

117
Apropos of gornisht, I went to school with Nigerian twins whose last name was Ebo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:50 PM (CMkNk)

118 You know what would make me not panic? If the officials in charge of protecting us actually sounded like they knew what the hell they were talking about and weren't forever censoring the truth to keep us from panicking-Ace

Well, on the other hand this may help people pay attention rather than depend on the government and their false claims.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 04:51 PM (F2IAQ)

119 Haiku is the Criss Angel of poetry.

Posted by: now limericks, on the other hand at October 01, 2014 04:51 PM (IFKzP)

120 Is the CDC guy an MD, a bureaucrat with an MD degree, or just a bureaucrat? And what is his specialty with hemorrhagic fevers, specifically EBOV?

You know what would be helpful? A panel of hemorrhagic fever experts who work with EBOV, an epidemiologist, a virologist, and a doctor or two who have seen it firsthand. IOW real information.

This bubblegum and fairy tales BS PR spokesman song and dance has got to stop. You want to ward off panic? Give truthful, unvarnished, useful knowledge. Hiding the truth, while politically convenient, is going to make things much worse. You haven't seen panic until a) the wrong prescriptions are trotted out and b) the public has reason not to trust any of its guidance anymore.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at October 01, 2014 04:51 PM (1CroS)

121 Posted by: Chris Vaughn at October 01, 2014 04:40 PM (h+2SD)

Hard not to think that's the *point*.

1.Mismanage situation until it reaches crisis

2.Demand extraodinary powers to deal with crisis

3.Profit! (or at least *never* give up that power)

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 01, 2014 04:51 PM (GDulk)

122 Aw man, that indian dude sneezed and got gupta on me.

I'm dead.

Posted by: FuzzTone at October 01, 2014 04:51 PM (/GgDU)

123 110 JJS but did you drink champagne all night?
Posted by: Fewenuff at October 01, 2014 04:49 PM (zPNX5)


Under electric candlelight. But with those new fluorescent poison mercury bulbs.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:51 PM (CMkNk)

124 Chaps are by definition ass-less.

Posted by: nip at October 01, 2014 04:51 PM (a6Odp)

125 I'm going to attach a yard stick to the front of my chest . I will establish my perimeter . Now if I can just figure out how to get in and drive my Jeep I'd be golden.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 01, 2014 04:52 PM (qMZp1)

126
What's really unsettling is that they're talking about One Thing, ebola.

And Frieden keeps saying "we look at this on a case by case basis". Tom, this case is ebola. And then when Sanjay throws the whole sneezing curveball, Frieden he says "we look at each situation individually".

It's like a politician trying to sound all impartial about how he'll handle supplicants.

This isn't a case by case issue, Tom. This is HOW DO WE PREVENT A PANDEMIC!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 01, 2014 04:52 PM (JtwS4)

127 If we look at the official statistics from WHO.

Just over 6,500 official cases.
Just over 3,000 deaths.

So about a 47% mortality rate from a disease that basically makes your whole body liquify and bleed out.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 04:52 PM (8uMxZ)

128 If the director of the Secret Service has to resign, the the guy at the CDC has to resign.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at October 01, 2014 04:52 PM (D7xhJ)

129 For what it's worth- the Texas public health folks are truly top-notch and are far more equipped to take care of the situation effectively than the feds have demonstrated themselves to be.

I do think that the Texas folks will keep it to the people they're currently worried about, and that this will burn itself out by the end of the month.


That's Texas. What about the other 56 states?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 04:52 PM (AO6kL)

130 A panel of hemorrhagic fever experts who work with EBOV, an epidemiologist, a virologist, and a doctor or two who have seen it firsthand.

I think they're all dead.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 01, 2014 04:52 PM (rwI+c)

131 >>Not embarrassed at all to say that after seeing this moron and the slow release of more info on what's going on with Dallas I have purchased a majority of what's on the SHTF list of things you need in your house (masks, suits, goggles gloves) for the family and instead of kicking back on the couch tonight will be going to the store to stock up on canned food, water and cleaning materials then making a trip over to the gas station to fill up the cans.

Pfft. I'm skipping the interim steps and going right to the ultimate preparation.

Assless Chaps - Check
Goalie Mask - Check
Nitro Dune Buggy - Check
Cache of Weapons - Work in Progress

Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2014 04:52 PM (g1DWB)

132
Some moron used the phrase "colander face mask world" a few months ago (you maybe?) and I still fucking laugh every time I hear that. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2014 04:48 PM (FMbng)







Nah. Wish I'd said it though. I did steal the "stainless steel colander face mask" thing, I think it was from Tam on the gunblogs.

I'm claiming "assless chaps" though. Sure, I stole that too, but it's too funny not to claim.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 01, 2014 04:52 PM (TIIx5)

133 Not a joke: ThinkProgress has a column out about how now that we have Obamacare on the books it'll be no problem fighting Ebola. Yeah, we're in the sweet spot now.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 01, 2014 04:53 PM (XUKZU)

134 SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: Filoviruses have been reported capable to survive for weeks in blood and can also survive on contaminated surfaces, particularly at low temperatures (4C)

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 01, 2014 04:53 PM (RJMhd)

135
Ebola, crack and AIDS were invented by Joo/CIA Mossad agents to exterminate black folk.

Maxine Waters sez so.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:53 PM (CMkNk)

136 I was watching some "official" or "doctor" this morning, talking about the ebola case in Dallas.

He was giving off the same vibe: "I'm makin' this shit up as I go along, desperately trying to keep people from panicking"....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 01, 2014 04:53 PM (wtvvX)

137 Bronco Bola will lasso those viruses with his trick rope!

Posted by: zombie at October 01, 2014 04:53 PM (/UYSJ)

138 If we look at the official statistics from WHO.

Just over 6,500 official cases.


Like, doubling to possibly 4 MILLION by January.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 04:53 PM (AO6kL)

139 >>>
Well, if you look at Ezekiel Emanuel's "Total Lives System" and the....

Then what you are saying that a producing white guy should live and some little dark skinned person on the dole should die. Ok.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 04:53 PM (F2IAQ)

140 An epidemiologist, a virologist and two doctors walk into a bar ...

Posted by: jokes for the Age of Ebola at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (IFKzP)

141 124 Chaps are by definition ass-less.
Posted by: nip at October 01, 2014 04:51 PM (a6Odp)

What sayeth Ralph Lipschitz?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (CMkNk)

142 Ebola is here
Riding on a pale white horse
I had bet on SMOD

Posted by: Keith Arnold at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (iIzG7)

143 No one has explained to my satisfaction:
(a) why this virus is so lethal, and
(b) why it is more contagious after symptoms appear.
Both are atypical for usual human viruses.
Posted by: Not a virologist at October 01, 2014 04:49 PM (gLt83)


goto the Mayo Clinic site to read up.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (IXrOn)

144 The man from the CDC smiled as he spoke and made me feel comfortable with the thought of dying.

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (MNq6o)

145 Five of the research team who traced this outbreak to that funeral last December have died.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (8uMxZ)

146 You know how I think Obama wants to handle this? By demanding that tnt and fx cancel the last ship and the strain. Because that is how this administration thinks. Pop culture only. Remove the pop culture references and that will probably stop any chance of a panic.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (e1Rzb)

147 I'm going to go out on a limb here and postulate that it won't be long before the CDC puts out a letter to all hospitals and clinics that any more confirmed cases of ebola will not be made public, but will be reported immediately to the CDC. Any deviation from this policy will result in all government health payments being canceled to doctors that disregard this order.

If there's one thing that this regime will not abide, it's anything that will make it look like it's Dear Leader's fault.

Posted by: Soona at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (DkhX8)

148 zerohedge @zerohedge 4m
So why 160,000 hazmat suits? RT @WhiteHouse: #Ebola cannot be spread through air, water, or food in the U.S.

Posted by: Doom News at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (ZPrif)

149 October Surprise: Martial Law!

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (25HWz)

150 Centers for Denial and Confusion

h/t some broad on Cavuto.

Posted by: Peter S. Dee at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (nbOS6)

151 There's no excuse for the pat-the-child-on-the-head talk from the CDC. However, is it possible that the Cleveland County DA in Moore, Oklahoma, blabbering on about workplace violence is helping to see that the dead woman and the injured woman are able to collect at least some money under workers comp?

Posted by: Furious George at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (UlJ3l)

152 Rule 1) Mother Nature wants you dead.

Rule 2) Mother Nature never loses.

Conclusion 1) Mother Nature is a bitch.

Conclusion 2) The only variable is when your time is up.

Just like the old TV commercials "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature", viruses are her weapon of choice. They mutate faster than a Democrat that's 10 points behind in the polls.

Obviously, this is going to get much worse before it gets any better. But as is the case with any crisis, this is God's will playing itself out. Prayer should be part of everyone's PPE in the next few weeks.

Posted by: Pete Moss, Basal Pruner Extraordinaire at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (GgGgG)

153
So, they've isolated his family, the kids he came in contact with, the paramedics who transported him.

But really, hard to catch. Huddle up.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (kdS6q)

154 If the CDC isn't worried about Ebola spreading, then why did they bother to send out a message about the handling of Ebola corpses to every Funeral Director in America?

BEFORE anyone knew it was here.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (PZ6/M)

155 #46

"Decades and decades of work to clean out all the hacks in DC and the alphabet soup of agencies.

decades and decades

and that is only if we can break the power chains."


no worry...EBOLA will thin out the ranks quickly...

Posted by: Tom Terrific at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (SNqwm)

156 Does the "three foot" rule apply when the chick is topless or the club serves alcohol? I thought knee-to-the-crotch was okay if she wears pasties.

Posted by: wooga at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (XkfWS)

157 People with ebola shouldn't be calling regular ambulances.

Posted by: Madamex at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (vaWdD)

158
If ebola does break out, may it spread to predominantly Muslim countries.

G-d forgive me for saying so, but that's how I feel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (CMkNk)

159 Not a joke: ThinkProgress has a column out about how now that we have Obamacare on the books it'll be no problem fighting Ebola. Yeah, we're in the sweet spot now.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 01, 2014 04:53 PM (XUKZU)


never let a crisis
an uber-crisis...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 01, 2014 04:56 PM (IXrOn)

160 The HazMat suits are for having to deal with the rotting corpses and those disease vectors.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 04:56 PM (8uMxZ)

161 To our Lords and Masters in the Government, we are all Low Information Peasants and Serfs.

And they are the better than us by right of position.

Posted by: rd at October 01, 2014 04:56 PM (J7NUM)

162 If ebola does break out, may it spread to predominantly Muslim countries.

G-d forgive me for saying so, but that's how I feel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (CMkNk)

yo, those peeps goin to the haj... no fears there


now where is my swimsuit

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 01, 2014 04:57 PM (q+zA9)

163 "We're planning on quarantining all Republicans until after the elections."

"For safety."

Posted by: Barack Obama at October 01, 2014 04:57 PM (oFCZn)

164
Ebola, crack and AIDS were invented by Joo/CIA Mossad agents to exterminate black folk.

Maxine Waters sez so.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at

Spoken like a true Anti-Semitic Semite

:-)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 04:57 PM (F2IAQ)

165
If I do get Ebola, there are a number of people I want to kiss full on the mouth.

And it's a LONG list. . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:57 PM (CMkNk)

166
[a] No one has explained to my satisfaction:
(a) why this virus is so lethal, and
(b) why it is more contagious after symptoms appear.
Both are atypical for usual human viruses.
(a) because it breaks down the fibers of your internal organs and turns them into mush; mush organs can't do the things that keep you alive; and there's no known cure for it.

(b) it is after the symptoms appear that organ mush containing the virus can be bled or spewed onto the next victim.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 01, 2014 04:57 PM (JtwS4)

167 My wife is a nurse and talked to one of the Infectious Disease Dr and said that EBOLA can live in the Sperm for 6 months after you are no longer sick.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 04:57 PM (Brehq)

168 Pfft. I'm skipping the interim steps and going right to the ultimate preparation.

Assless Chaps - Check
Goalie Mask - Check
Nitro Dune Buggy - Check
Cache of Weapons - Work in Progress
Posted by: JackStraw


That ain't nothin'.

Here are my preprations:

- Gatling catapult
- Solar-powered potato gun
- Mealy-worm grub farm in backyard
- Urine-to-water purifying tablets
- Zombie makeup kit.

I will survive!

Posted by: zombie at October 01, 2014 04:57 PM (/UYSJ)

169 so,

who wants to go hot-tubbin?

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 01, 2014 04:57 PM (q+zA9)

170
#YourGameIsThroughEbola

Posted by: The CDC at October 01, 2014 04:58 PM (7V0lh)

171 So you're telling me ebola has nothing to do with bowling?! Bullshit!

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 04:58 PM (MNq6o)

172 You know how I think Obama wants to handle this? By
demanding that tnt and fx cancel the last ship and the strain.
Because that is how this administration thinks. Pop culture only. Remove
the pop culture references and that will probably stop any chance of a
panic.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (e1Rzb)


Don;t forget Helix
I'm actually more curious as to why shows like that all seemed to pop up out of nowhere.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2014 04:58 PM (FMbng)

173 I think the Saudis are taking it all serious. They already had one scare a few years back because Muslim clerics in parts of Africa were telling people the Western vaccines were designed to sterilize them. So Africa had a polio outbreak and it made it to Saudi Arabia.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 04:58 PM (8uMxZ)

174 161
To our Lords and Masters in the Government, we are all Low Information Peasants and Serfs.



And they are the better than us by right of position.

Posted by: rd


If they declare a right to Prima Nocta, I may have to think about joining them. You guys are on your own.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 04:58 PM (4nR9/)

175
You know how I think Obama wants to handle this? By demanding that tnt and fx cancel the last ship and the strain. Because that is how this administration thinks. Pop culture only. Remove the pop culture references and that will probably stop any chance of a panic.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 01, 2014 04:54 PM (e1Rzb)








Cancel The Strain? The series that has the CDC corrupted and lying to the public in order to enable the spread of a deadly virus that destroys the US?

Yeah, I can see that. It's so meta, it's painful.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 01, 2014 04:58 PM (TIIx5)

176 164 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 04:57 PM (F2IAQ)


I don't hate Jooz. I hate hook-nosed, fat-cat, money-grubbing, bank-controlling, child-molesting, media-finagling, bloody matzo baking Yids!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 04:58 PM (CMkNk)

177 149 October Surprise: Martial Law!
Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionall

Not really a surprise when I expect it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 04:58 PM (F2IAQ)

178 >>>The director of the CDC says that you have no fear of infection by ebola unless you are in direct contact. <<<



My friendsh, you have nothing to fear from Ebola...

Posted by: John McCain at October 01, 2014 04:58 PM (RQ3Sr)

179 167 My wife is a nurse and talked to one of the Infectious Disease Dr and said that EBOLA can live in the Sperm for 6 months after you are no longer sick.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio


So my protein cache of full condoms is not safe for post-apocalyptic consumption? Damn!

Posted by: zombie at October 01, 2014 04:59 PM (/UYSJ)

180
Democrats: Never let a crisis go to waste.

Republicans: Yeah, whatever the Democrats said in this time of national crisis.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 04:59 PM (4ZE3R)

181 For what it's worth- the Texas public health folks are truly top-notch.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 04:52 PM (AO6kL)

Not in Harris County they're not. Docs maybe, my only interaction is a pediatric neurologist and her nurse, but the office staff is clearly aware that they work *for the county* not the Dr.s or patients. Hopefully the staff in Dallas is better, but that's a pretty blue area so I hate having to bet lives on it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 01, 2014 04:59 PM (GDulk)

182 Not a virologist: "(b) why it is more contagious after symptoms appear."

Probably because when symptoms appear, you are oozing virus through and out of your entire body. Your vasculature becomes essentially permeable as one's ability to clot diminishes. Any irritated membranes (epithelial cells) are less able to heal and you leak virus everywhere. Think about your nose, for example, and all the blood vessels lining the nostril there just gushing out virus. A sneeze and it's within spitting distance of the next victim.

IOW your body has a difficult time keeping it with the tissue.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at October 01, 2014 04:59 PM (1CroS)

183
Can't wait for a televised address from President Cliff Notes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 05:00 PM (CMkNk)

184 Have we already talked about the CDC trying to track the other passengers?

http://tinyurl.com/ne9cv9o

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 01, 2014 05:00 PM (G2dqF)

185 This administration will be directly responsible for the hell we are going to be in within the next to years. The media are accomplices of this criminal administration and should be held accountable but this new generation, generation "gimme my iphone" couldn't care less as long as their "chievos" on xbox aren't interrupted. This administration and its catastrophic results literally scare the hell out of me.

Let us all remember who foisted this ignorant fool upon us, the media. Ever since the election of GWB and his subsequent re-election, there has been a level of hatred in politics that one can only describe now as visceral.

I remember when there were effigies of GWB literally burning in the streets, and make-shift guillotine with GWB depicted with is head in a basket. These same people now want us to "respect" the man that as done more damage to EVERYTHING he touches or talks about. Not to mention how poorly he speaks of political adversaries vs. people that actually want to kill Americans. To call this man incompetent would be a compliment.

It is time for the people that actually CARE FOR and LOVE this nation to refute the lies carried by our media for this and any future administration that may even be worse than what we have now. I wholeheartedly believe that once the mass media is as discredited (or ignored) our country will never face the likes of an administration such that we are enduring now.

No more internet memes for president. This country deserves an experienced an patriotic individual who has a resume with substantial accomplishments. I understand I am wasting my thoughts here on this website, but there is nothing left to do but lament how we got here, and the fact that it is most likely only the beginning of the end for a once powerful and shining beacon of hard work and pride.

Thank you Democrats. Thank you MSM and your insultingly stupid/corrupt 'reporting' as it were. You have succeeded in your goals of fundamentally transforming this wonderful country into a collective common sense free environment where a simple phrase of "Hope and Change" somehow grants one access to the world stage.

Congratulations.

Yes you did indeed.

Posted by: melodicmetal1 at October 01, 2014 05:00 PM (MV2jA)

186
I asked the question yesterday - "...doesn't meet the *medical* definition of airborne, but you still don't want someone sneezing in your space??"

Nyah! Nyah! Snoopy happy dance. Do I get a prize? I get a prize don't I? What do I get? What? Throw it. Just throw it. Throw. The. Damn. Ball. Already!

Squirrel!!
What?

Posted by: Fen at October 01, 2014 05:00 PM (1OMtW)

187

Vox: Here's how you can (and can't) get Ebola

1. You can get ebola from reading Vox. Aughh! Ick! Cooties!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2014 05:00 PM (kdS6q)

188 Is there anyone remaining in government whose job it is to actually KNOW things, not just SAY them?

Posted by: irright at October 01, 2014 05:01 PM (aSKRB)

189 so are the zombie movies surging on Amazon?

anyone checked on that?

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 01, 2014 05:01 PM (q+zA9)

190 so are the zombie movies surging on Amazon?

anyone checked on that?

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 01, 2014 05:01 PM (q+zA9)

191 167 My wife is a nurse and talked to one of the Infectious Disease Dr and said that EBOLA can live in the Sperm for 6 months after you are no longer sick.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio



The pearl necklace of DOOM.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 05:01 PM (CMkNk)

192 @JackStraw

I got the cache and I'll just make do with whatever is laying around the garage...if I'm doing that the rest of the family is already dead and won't be shamed by the catchers mask on my face, sock on my junk ensemble.

Posted by: H Badger at October 01, 2014 05:01 PM (n/0Nw)

193 "Because of how the disease is being spread, and how close human contact leads to infection, we are closing all places where people gather. First on our list: polling places. Next week's election is being postponed until this crisis is over and it is safe to gather in public again. It does not appear that this will happen in the near future. Until then, all incumbents will continue in their official capacities. Out of an abundance of caution."

- Your Elected Overlords

Posted by: Keith Arnold at October 01, 2014 05:01 PM (iIzG7)

194 Probably because when symptoms appear, you are oozing virus through and
out of your entire body. Your vasculature becomes essentially permeable
as one's ability to clot diminishes. Any irritated membranes (epithelial
cells) are less able to heal and you leak virus everywhere. Think about
your nose, for example, and all the blood vessels lining the nostril
there just gushing out virus. A sneeze and it's within spitting distance
of the next victim.


Suddenly I'm hungry for dinner.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:01 PM (4nR9/)

195 Is this going to be Obama's Hurricane Latrina moment?

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:01 PM (MNq6o)

196
I don't hate Jooz. I hate hook-nosed, fat-cat, money-grubbing, bank-controlling, child-molesting, media-finagling, bloody matzo baking Yids!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton a

Yeah you and the CBD say that all the time.

;-)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:01 PM (F2IAQ)

197
#StopTheBullshitEbola

Posted by: The CDC at October 01, 2014 05:02 PM (7V0lh)

198 toby928(C): "I think they're all dead."

You know you may be right. It probably is (was) a pretty small group.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at October 01, 2014 05:02 PM (1CroS)

199
I can imagine looking in microscope and seeing an Ebola virus taking a puny AIDS' kids lunch money and making him cry.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 05:02 PM (CMkNk)

200 195 Is this going to be Obama's Hurricane Latrina moment?
Posted by: Dang

He's had several and has failed miserably on all of them.

Wonder what Malaria and Skanki, the first daughters, have to say about Daddy's failure to stop the Ebola?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:02 PM (F2IAQ)

201 There's no excuse for the pat-the-child-on-the-head talk from the CDC. However, is it possible that the Cleveland County DA in Moore, Oklahoma, blabbering on about workplace violence is helping to see that the dead woman and the injured woman are able to collect at least some money under workers comp?
Posted by: Furious George at October 01, 2014 04:55 PM (UlJ3l)


---------------------------------------


As I stated yesterday, keeping this murder as "workplace violence" keeps this case inside the jurisdiction of the OK courts. A charge of terrorism would bring in the fed.

OK will try him and then kill him.

Posted by: Soona at October 01, 2014 05:02 PM (DkhX8)

202 #DONTbringBackYourVirus

Posted by: zombie at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (/UYSJ)

203 Well it's going to be an interesting #threeweeks until we get this all sorted out.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (D7xhJ)

204 >>Probably because when symptoms appear, you are oozing virus through and out of your entire body. Your vasculature becomes essentially permeable as one's ability to clot diminishes. Any irritated membranes (epithelial cells) are less able to heal and you leak virus everywhere. Think about your nose, for example, and all the blood vessels lining the nostril there just gushing out virus. A sneeze and it's within spitting distance of the next victim.

Well that was a ray of sunshine.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (g1DWB)

205 I'm pretty sure we can solvethis with a carbon tax.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (JtwS4)

206

#PleaseDon'tGoViral


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (CMkNk)

207 JJ Sefton. Wait until Ebola gets among the HIV community and anyone with a damaged immune system.

As I said before. Be like a John Deere combine going through 50 acres of wheat.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (8uMxZ)

208 what...no hast tag for the new gender Ebola class demanding the whole schmo of protection, financial aid, health benefits, MSM propaganda, from the libtards and feds?

Posted by: Neal Tyson at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (SNqwm)

209
Alternate post title:

obama's CDC Director: BE CALM, NOW'S NOT THE TIME TO PANIC!!

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (4ZE3R)

210 188
Is there anyone remaining in government whose job it is to actually KNOW things, not just SAY them?


Milt in maintenance seems to know his way around a mop.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (4nR9/)

211 It's a weird mirror image of the climate change discussion where the desired state is to induce a slow panic. But the strategy is the same: treat the public like idiots by presenting a ridiculously simplified narrative that must be true because the experts have deemed it so. Instead of having an adult, scientific conversation that would include things like risk, uncertainty, etc.

Posted by: db at October 01, 2014 05:04 PM (t4ld1)

212 Is $12.95 too much for a good dry cleaning? My druids robe is musty as heck.

I'll have to make a new sign also. One of the kids threw the old one into the fire place.


Posted by: GMB (et al) at October 01, 2014 05:04 PM (e5dKk)

213
Remake of "Andromeda Strain" with global warming and Bush administration Bible Belt villains in 5-4-3-2 . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 05:04 PM (CMkNk)

214

KEEP CALM
AND
CHOOM ON

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 01, 2014 05:04 PM (rwI+c)

215 The Master can lie to his servants and slaves... he can tell them what he thinks they need to hear. He can, and does, treat them as children.

The Servant or Slave cannot DEMAND of the Master that he tell the truth... that he gives them information... that he ANSWERS questions.

A Master would force a Slave to work for him... take his Labor for his own...

The Government takes your labor, in the form of Income Tax, and if you do not pay, you can go to Jail.

It is Legal for the Government to LIE to you. It is ILLEGAL for you to lie to the Government...

The Government will not even follow its OWN Rules and Laws, about Freedom of Information Act 'request'.

Who is the Master.... who is the Servant.... and are you a Slave.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 01, 2014 05:04 PM (f0pWu)

216 It's government fail at every level and the fucking GOP is silent. Assholes.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (XzRw1)

217 @209, Soothsayer:

"Remain calm! All is well!"

Posted by: Keith Arnold at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (iIzG7)

218 Well it's going to be an interesting #threeweeks until we get this all sorted out.



With flights arriving daily!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (AO6kL)

219 Tomorrow's Headline:

Epidemic Meme Goes Viral on Internet

Also: Actual Virus Goes Viral in Real World

Posted by: zombie at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (/UYSJ)

220 Andromeda Strain - "The system is perfect! It will bury our mistakes!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (8uMxZ)

221 Wait until Ebola gets among the HIV community and anyone with a damaged immune system.

Or the chemo community. Damn.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (4nR9/)

222
Alternate post title:

CDC Director: I Have Good News And I Have Bad News...

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (4ZE3R)

223 #PleaseDon'tGoViral




Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 05:03 PM (CMkNk)


Thread winner....

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (f0pWu)

224
Original Star Trek episode "Omega Glory." Now THAT was a fucking virus!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (CMkNk)

225
You know the line in The Departed where Alec Baldwin says, "I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy"?

So, who's the guy in the last couple dozen news cycles who does his job? It's been all shambles all the time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at October 01, 2014 05:05 PM (JtwS4)

226 "Witness the government and media assuring us -- falsely -- that Alton
Nolen's religion was all but irrelevant to his Jihadi Beheading Rampage."

And of course the prior jihadi rampage by Nidal Hasan. No, no, just a rampage. No jihad here. None whatsoever. Despite Hasan screaming allah-snackbar slogans as he mowed people down.

I'm wondering when the government is going to start describing people who contract Ebola virus on the job as having suffered "workplace violence".

Posted by: torquewrench at October 01, 2014 05:06 PM (noWW6)

227 NOT THE WORST OF IT.

CDC claims there can be no transmission until symptoms appear - BUT the American doctor (the second one who was treated in Nebraska, I think, after coming back from Africa) wasn't dealing with the virus. He ran a maternity clinic and claims to have had no contact with anyone showing symptoms.

So how did he get it, then?

Posted by: Adjoran at October 01, 2014 05:06 PM (QIQ6j)

228 220
Andromeda Strain - "The system is perfect! It will bury our mistakes!"

Embrace me.

Posted by: Sterno at October 01, 2014 05:06 PM (XzRw1)

229 I'd feel more comfortable if the CDC were run by Rene Russo and Dustin Hoffman. And the president was played by Morgan Freeman.

Outbreak, 1995.

Posted by: wooga at October 01, 2014 05:06 PM (XkfWS)

230
"Remain calm! All is well!"

Yeah, that's the one I wanted.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:06 PM (4ZE3R)

231 I'm Lester Holt, still filling in for Brian Williams who...is resting comfortably."

Posted by: NBC Nightly News at October 01, 2014 05:06 PM (oFCZn)

232 I don't believe a word these lying fucksticks say. If they say something declarative you can be pretty sure they mean the opposite.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at October 01, 2014 05:07 PM (32Ze2)

233 >>You know the line in The Departed where Alec Baldwin says, "I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy"?

Marky Mark not Baldwin.

Or was it Dennehy?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2014 05:07 PM (g1DWB)

234 227 So how did he get it, then?
Posted by: Adjoran at October 01, 2014 05:06 PM (QIQ6j)


He sat on a dirty toilet seat?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 05:07 PM (CMkNk)

235 220
Andromeda Strain - "The system is perfect! It will bury our mistakes!"


Soooooo, we just have to wait for the winds to blow Ebola out to sea?

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:07 PM (4nR9/)

236 #remaincalm



http://tinyurl.com/nhlxskd

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 01, 2014 05:07 PM (0FSuD)

237 #HandsInTheAirNotInfected

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:07 PM (AO6kL)

238 You know, it's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open, watch this... *sniffs pepper, holds eyes open, blood shoots from eyes*

Posted by: The Man from the CDC at October 01, 2014 05:07 PM (MNq6o)

239 From the site linked from 134:
"Ebolavirus has been isolated from semen 61 to 82 days after the onset of illness, and transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks after clinical recovery."
So, even if it doesn't kill you, you gotta wear a rubber. As if it weren't bad enough!

Posted by: Not a virologist at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (gLt83)

240 ZH has it that the State Department ordered 160k hazmat suits (designed expressly for ebola) 3 weeks ago.

Nah, it's probably nothing. At least they weren't body bags.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (7mYqA)

241
RIP Sanjay Gupta

We hardly knew ye.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (4ZE3R)

242 201 OK will try him and then kill him.
Posted by: Soona

I missed that post. Good point. Do you know whether the work comp angle works to put some money in the pockets of the victims of the Mahometan's knifey antics?

Posted by: Furious George at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (UlJ3l)

243 40ish Arab male with a thick Arab accent makes unauthorized entry in to a Moore OK schools, asks how many police patrol and where is nearest police station.

Cops say nothing to worry about.

http://tinyurl.com/le6yzty

Posted by: navybrat at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (JgC5a)

244 "Hands up"
"Don't infect me"

Posted by: The People of Ferguson at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (G2dqF)

245
Stanley Gaye, president of the Liberian Community Association of Dallas-Fort Worth, said the 10,000-strong Liberian population in North Texas is skeptical of the CDC's assurances because Ebola has ravaged their country.

"We've been telling people to try to stay away from social gatherings," Gaye said Tuesday at a community meeting.




NB4 Obama declares ebola has always been a part of America and that Thomas Jefferson had ebola.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (kdS6q)

246
Bob Geldof with a new benefit song?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (CMkNk)

247 NOT THE WORST OF IT.

CDC claims there can be no transmission until symptoms appear - BUT the American doctor (the second one who was treated in Nebraska, I think, after coming back from Africa) wasn't dealing with the virus. He ran a maternity clinic and claims to have had no contact with anyone showing symptoms.

So how did he get it, then?



Ejaculate Conception?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:09 PM (AO6kL)

248 If I go to Walmart tomorrow and the shelves are empty, I'm really gonna be upset.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at October 01, 2014 05:09 PM (D7xhJ)

249 Is there not a single vacant, stupid, no-experience, liberal f*cker that the current administration WON'T hire and put in charge of something vital to the very existence of this country?

Posted by: MWTexas at October 01, 2014 05:09 PM (N05oL)

250 "Ebolavirus has been isolated from semen 61 to 82
days after the onset of illness, and transmission through semen has
occurred 7 weeks after clinical recovery."

So, even if it doesn't kill you, you gotta wear a rubber. As if it weren't bad enough!

Posted by: Not a virologist


On the plus side, you're still getting some. Assuming that by some, you don't mean Sandra Fluke.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:09 PM (4nR9/)

251 *does robot dance*

Beep boop everyone's ok blip bloop.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 01, 2014 05:09 PM (oFCZn)

252 "Ebolavirus has been isolated from semen 61 to 82 days after the onset of illness, and transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks after clinical recovery."
So, even if it doesn't kill you, you gotta wear a rubber. As if it weren't bad enough!

Posted by: Not a virologist at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (gLt83)


Damn.... when Fapping isn't even safe...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 01, 2014 05:10 PM (f0pWu)

253 All touch, but no contact
It stabbed me like, it stabbed me like
A knife in the back, oh-oh-oh, all touch
All touch, all touch and no co-ontact
All touch

Posted by: Rough Trade at October 01, 2014 05:10 PM (4yhS4)

254 The media and the government are engaging in a reverse "Wag The Dog." Instead of fooling the people into thinking we're at war to boost the POTUS' approval ratings, they're fooling the people into thinking others ARE NOT at war with us to keep a floor under the POTUS's approval ratings.

Posted by: Oschisms at October 01, 2014 05:10 PM (oSS/M)

255 Okay I guess I better get to writing that Ebola-chan story...

Anyone up to tackling cover art? Payment will probably be hobo pelts and Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:10 PM (8uMxZ)

256 Here is a good article on droplets vs aerosol.

http://tinyurl.com/p8xwwyo


Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:10 PM (Brehq)

257 When this Ebola outbreak takes off, you can be sure that the left will find a Ryan White like character, to put a human face on the virus and to calm us knuckle draggers down. We should simply accept our fate. Government as Jim Jones.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at October 01, 2014 05:10 PM (32Ze2)

258 #StopOrganLiquifaction

Posted by: wooga at October 01, 2014 05:10 PM (XkfWS)

259 Ya know, I'm glad we moved 2 tank fulls from any urban center and have preps for at least 18 months. Our families thought we were crazy. LOL


Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at October 01, 2014 05:10 PM (XzRw1)

260 Hello all. I am super busy today and have another conference call in a few hours but if there is anyone here who thinks we will not get more cases of Ebola in the US, I got this Bridge in Brooklyn you can buy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 01, 2014 05:11 PM (nzKvP)

261 Don't worry, we are working with our corporate partners, Umbrella Corp., to develop a vaccine to the Ebola virus. You have nothing to fear!

Posted by: The CDC at October 01, 2014 05:11 PM (OmZWA)

262 Damn.... when Fapping isn't even safe...



The terrorists have won.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:11 PM (AO6kL)

263 On the plus side, you're still getting some. Assuming that by some, you don't mean Sandra Fluke.
Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:09 PM (4nR9/)

just fap 2x per day for 5 days and you are good.

that is what we do in Scranton

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 01, 2014 05:11 PM (q+zA9)

264 Hey you can't really blame them for thinking you are drooling imbeciles. Look at who the fuck you put in charge. You got the government you deserve, and I'm here to collect my due. Get primed.

Posted by: Ebola, see you soon! at October 01, 2014 05:11 PM (xWW96)

265 Years ago I read a book about a pandemic that broke down social order and featured a local warlord in Seattle tossing his arrogant former lawyer out a high-rise window and shackling his trophy wife.

Surely it can't get that bad, can it?

Posted by: Bob Crane at October 01, 2014 05:11 PM (l3vZN)

266 I'm not worried. When the left starts to panic, then I'll worry.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at October 01, 2014 05:12 PM (D7xhJ)

267 239 >> "Ebolavirus has been isolated from semen 61 to 82 days after the onset
of illness, and transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks after
clinical recovery."

Wunnerful. You're just full of good news. We be boned.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 01, 2014 05:12 PM (7mYqA)

268 Here is a good article on droplets vs aerosol.


http://tinyurl.com/p8xwwyo





Posted by: Patrick From Ohio


Sharts?

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:12 PM (MNq6o)

269
but if there is anyone here who thinks we will not get more cases of Ebola in the US

obama is literally flying in the deadly disease to our shores.

This is obama. This is ALL obama.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:12 PM (4ZE3R)

270 265 Years ago I read a book about a pandemic that broke down social order and featured a local warlord in Seattle tossing his arrogant former lawyer out a high-rise window and shackling his trophy wife.

Surely it can't get that bad, can it?

Posted by: Bob Crane at October 01, 2014 05:11 PM (l3vZN)


So you're saying there's an upside?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 01, 2014 05:12 PM (oFCZn)

271 On coordination: Yesterday, Frieden said, "The President has leaned forward...."

On transmission, he also said (and was quickly corrected and/or shooshed by other doctors present) "We are all connected by the air we breathe...."

Posted by: A pot of message at October 01, 2014 05:13 PM (Ft3+l)

272 260
Hello all. I am super busy today and have another conference call in a
few hours but if there is anyone here who thinks we will not get more
cases of Ebola in the US, I got this Bridge in Brooklyn you can buy

Posted by: Nevergiveup


Does it have a yellow stripe down the middle? I like those.

Posted by: B. Hussein at October 01, 2014 05:13 PM (4nR9/)

273 What I love most are the snarky comments along this vein:

"Ebola is not a threat. You can only get it by rolling around in fresh, bloody diarrhea. If you don't eat and lick dead Ebola bodies, you won't get it, mmkay? You anti-science wing nuts need to stop with your racist scaremongering. Only 800 people have died - few than the flu. Sorry, scratch that, only 80,000 have died so far. Still less than 2 years of the flu."

Posted by: ElKomandante at October 01, 2014 05:13 PM (CSdQP)

274 I would like to take this opportunity to be proactive and accuse everyone here of being racist for getting a mild chuckle out of this Boston Herald cartoon:

http://tinyurl.com/k8t2u9o


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 01, 2014 05:13 PM (Zu3d9)

275 Obama's CDC

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 01, 2014 05:13 PM (rwI+c)

276
That really chaps my ass!

Wait...nevermind, I had them on backwards.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 01, 2014 05:13 PM (mgE2f)

277 Posted by: Bob Crane...

I thought you were dead?

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at October 01, 2014 05:14 PM (q+zA9)

278
I'm gonna be Charlton Heston in OMEGA MAN.

You? You gonna be furniture.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:14 PM (4ZE3R)

279 The left is too stupid to panic. If breathing wasn't automatic most of the left would die

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at October 01, 2014 05:14 PM (32Ze2)

280 Sneeze into your elbow and all will be well.

Posted by: Kathlene Sebeluois at October 01, 2014 05:14 PM (WGm5T)

281 It depends on what your definition of "contact" is... is?

Posted by: creeky at October 01, 2014 05:14 PM (XemiY)

282 262 Damn.... when Fapping isn't even safe...

The terrorists have won.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:11 PM

Eventually somebody will knock over a bank wielding his ebola cannon.

Posted by: irright at October 01, 2014 05:14 PM (aSKRB)

283 246
Bob Geldof with a new benefit song?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at O

Blood drops keep falling on my head?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (F2IAQ)

284 @227 my money is on from eating fruit bat stew, but I'm not a virologist.

Posted by: Not a virologist at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (gLt83)

285 "40
Anybody else feeling a little queasy?"

I am! I feel like hurling right now...

Posted by: The Supervolcano under Yellowstone. at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (BK1BZ)

286 Judging by past performance Obama's Team SMART Power!!!! will have Ebola distributed to 80% of the population within 4 months.

Posted by: Jukin at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (WGm5T)

287 "The best inoculation against rumor and panic is the truth, the straight truth, the Adult Version of the truth"

Agreed. Just remember that there are many out there who would greet even that as a lie, a story that's What They Want You to Believe.

Which would irritate me, except that the government has given them so many reasons to assume that.

Posted by: JPS at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (cO7vK)

288
I think we need a Favorite Apocalyptic Movies thread.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (4ZE3R)

289 a local warlord in Seattle tossing his arrogant former lawyer out a high-rise window . . .
Surely it can't get that bad, can it?
Posted by: Bob Crane

Bad? In that context? I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Posted by: Furious George at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (UlJ3l)

290 How we used to do things - even in the fucking sticks of Spokane:

http://tinyurl.com/k33wk57

Posted by: kathysaysso at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (jPT60)

291 Is Ebola like other diseases. Once you get it and recover you can't contract it again?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (qMZp1)

292 I have a feeling that some of our elites are going to be treated to a real life enactment of The Masque of the Red Death.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at October 01, 2014 05:16 PM (nFdGS)

293 There are people walking this earth today,
who will die of this disease before the end of next month.


How many rounds of golf do you think Barky will play between now and then?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 01, 2014 05:16 PM (G2dqF)

294
Remake of "Andromeda Strain" with global warming and Bush administration Bible Belt villains in 5-4-3-2 . . .
Posted by: J.J. Sefton



Reality beat you to it. Evil President Bush Hitler assassinating anyone who can reveal his plot to mine the ocean's thermal vents:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Andromeda_Strain_%28miniseries%29

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2014 05:16 PM (kdS6q)

295 Mebbe da Zero can send Lurch to negotiate wit me.

Posted by: Ebola, see you soon! at October 01, 2014 05:16 PM (xWW96)

296 Why Ebola will never make it to the United States.

Opps I already went with that one.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at October 01, 2014 05:16 PM (WGm5T)

297 We are so totally boned.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 01, 2014 05:17 PM (mx5oN)

298 291
Is Ebola like other diseases. Once you get it and recover you can't contract it again?

Posted by: Bob Belcher


Yes. They're talking about recruiting survivors to work with the newly sick. Think of it as jobs created or saved.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:17 PM (4nR9/)

299 291
Is Ebola like other diseases. Once you get it and recover you can't contract it again?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM (qMZp1)
Correct

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:17 PM (Brehq)

300
You know what I worry about the most?

Food.

I tend to frequent establishments who employ all foreign people. I mean really foreign. Dunkin Donuts, Wendy's, etc.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:17 PM (4ZE3R)

301 >>My wife is a nurse and talked to one of the Infectious Disease Dr and said that EBOLA can live in the Sperm for 6 months after you are no longer sick.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio

OMG! Say that isn't true.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 01, 2014 05:17 PM (3rrMW)

302 Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And

You're commingling movies.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 01, 2014 05:17 PM (qMZp1)

303 You can't handle the truth.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 01, 2014 05:18 PM (KK+mC)

304 There are people walking this earth today,
who will die of this disease before the end of next month.


How many rounds of golf do you think Barky will play between now and then?


60.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:18 PM (AO6kL)

305 Going fishing tomorrow, I'll let you know if there are bodies floating down the river.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at October 01, 2014 05:18 PM (jtgkZ)

306 Sneeze into your elbow and all will be well.
Posted by: Kathlene Sebeluois
-----------------

I wish someone would explain to people that sneezing into a *bare* elbow is pretty much the same as publicly declaring, "I'm an idiot!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:18 PM (F2IAQ)

307
Again??

Omega Man and Soylent Green, right?

Damn. I was doing this with songs the other day, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:18 PM (4ZE3R)

308 293 There are people walking this earth today,
who will die of this disease before the end of next month.


How many rounds of golf do you think Barky will play between now and then?
Posted by: Village Idiot'

You must think I am a freak. I don't have that many fingers and/or toes to count.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:19 PM (F2IAQ)

309 No fucking shit.

A woman contracted ebola from touching her boss' sweaty skin for 5 seconds. Oh but it's "hard to catch"...

Posted by: prescient11 at October 01, 2014 05:19 PM (q5APL)

310 Somebody last night mentioned How in Africa there is a Black Market for survivors Blood of EBOLA.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:19 PM (Brehq)

311 CNN 'Breaking Alerts' now actually catch my attention!!

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 01, 2014 05:19 PM (AC0lD)

312
#EverythingIsTotesFine

Posted by: The CDC at October 01, 2014 05:19 PM (7V0lh)

313 305
Going fishing tomorrow, I'll let you know if there are bodies floating down the river.


Posted by: SpongeBobSaget


You never know what might cause that.

Posted by: Hutus at October 01, 2014 05:19 PM (4nR9/)

314 Something about that Ebola drug the doctor took and got well; some people (maybe all) who survived the plague did so because of their genes. That could be what happened with the doctor. They could have nothing that will do anything.

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:19 PM (MNq6o)

315 Bush's fault!!!!! His Afrikaner policy purposely allowed the CIA/Mossad/Chick Fil A to infect the black race!!!!!

Racist to use the word "ebola"...................

Posted by: Chrissy Matthews at October 01, 2014 05:19 PM (SNqwm)

316 Is Ebola like other diseases. Once you get it and recover you can't contract it again?

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 01, 2014 05:15 PM


Correct
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio



Care to tempt fate & bet your life on that?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:19 PM (AO6kL)

317 f we look at the official statistics from WHO.

Just over 6,500 official cases.


Like, doubling to possibly 4 MILLION by January.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 04:53 PM (AO6kL)

Common core math strikes again.

Posted by: Jen at October 01, 2014 05:20 PM (CYQ/g)

318 305 Going fishing tomorrow, I'll let you know if there are bodies floating down the river.
Posted by: SpongeBobSaget a

Free kitty fish bait.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:20 PM (F2IAQ)

319 The real threat is Global Warming. No really.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at October 01, 2014 05:20 PM (WGm5T)

320 308
293 There are people walking this earth today,

who will die of this disease before the end of next month.





How many rounds of golf do you think Barky will play between now and then?

Posted by: Village Idiot'


Tricky question. Are there any golf courses in areas with NO confirmed cases of Ebola?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 01, 2014 05:20 PM (AC0lD)

321 Back in the old days a high school education was equivalent to college. My mom would talk about how their house was quarratined because her sister had scarlet fever. Her sister stayed in the house. It was not racist, it protected the rest of society. Lofos don't get that. Lots of drama coming.

Posted by: Madamex at October 01, 2014 05:20 PM (vaWdD)

322 It's a broken record of "everything is fine" from the media, when anyone with eyes can see that it's not. And then, they wonder why we don't trust them.

Posted by: Cato at October 01, 2014 05:21 PM (3HxZe)

323
Alternate post title:

obama's CDC Director Is, Evidently, Bobby McFerrin

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:21 PM (4ZE3R)

324 I wish someone would explain to people that sneezing
into a *bare* elbow is pretty much the same as publicly declaring, "I'm
an idiot!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


OTOH, you occasionally get lucky and make a reeeeeeeally loud fart noise.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:21 PM (4nR9/)

325 So, we are taking this outbreak so seriously that we are sending 3,000 troops to Liberia to help contain it. Meanwhile, anybody who wants to can just get on a plane in Liberia and fly to anywhere they want inside the United States. WTF?!? Is this or is this not some serious shit? Who is in charge here?

Posted by: Rob in Mass at October 01, 2014 05:21 PM (88u4B)

326 54
Hey, where's Neal Declasse Tyson and Bill Nye?

They should lick the ebola guy's anus to see if they catch something besides a Liberian dingleberry.

Oh, man, pleeze, I was just cutting into my snozberry pie when I read that. Ugh. Disgusting.

Posted by: Andy Frank at October 01, 2014 05:21 PM (CYS6Q)

327 Is Ebola like other diseases. Once you get it and recover you can't contract it again?



Posted by: Bob Belcher


You can catch Whooping Cough a second time. Not sure about Ebola.

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:21 PM (MNq6o)

328 Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:18 PM (4

That's okay. Furniture is my favorite misogynist term ever.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 01, 2014 05:21 PM (qMZp1)

329 "I do think that the Texas folks will keep it to the people they're
currently worried about, and that this will burn itself out by the end
of the month."

Yeah, top men.Where's the plane he flew in on? What did he have to drink? Who was sitting next to him, and where are they now? Where's the ambulance that brought him to the hospital? Where did he come from? Are they still letting people get on planes there?

Posted by: Jerome at October 01, 2014 05:21 PM (gCCON)

330 Don't you dare compare me to the CDC.

Posted by: Maginot Line at October 01, 2014 05:22 PM (MnDil)

331
btw, what kind of IDIOT secret service agent allows a STRANGER to ride an ELEVATOR with the PRESIDENT?

obama deserves them.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:22 PM (4ZE3R)

332 OTOH, you occasionally get lucky and make a reeeeeeeally loud fart noise.
Posted by: pep
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A skill?..., or a talent?

Tough call...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:22 PM (F2IAQ)

333 301 >>My wife is a nurse and talked to one of the Infectious Disease Dr and said that EBOLA can live in the Sperm for 6 months after you are no longer sick.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio

OMG! Say that isn't true.
Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 01, 2014 05:17 PM (3rrMW)


*************


Well you could go to Canada.

Supposedly their opinion is 7 weeks.

But it's colder there and Canadians whack more it's a FACT!

Call it Cabin Fevaaah!

COMMUNICABILITY: Communicable as long as blood, body fluids or organs, contain the virus. Ebolavirus has been isolated from semen 61 to 82 days after the onset of illness, and transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks after clinical recovery.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at October 01, 2014 05:23 PM (RJMhd)

334
A skill?..., or a talent?

Tough call...
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Skalent?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:23 PM (F2IAQ)

335 I missed that post. Good point. Do you know whether the work comp angle works to put some money in the pockets of the victims of the Mahometan's knifey antics?
Posted by: Furious George at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (UlJ3l)


--------------------------------------------


Don't know. Worker's comp is a mystery to me.

Posted by: Soona at October 01, 2014 05:23 PM (DkhX8)

336 US Ebola Patient Had Contact With Sick Woman in Liberia

Four days before traveling to the US this month, Duncan came in direct contact with a female Ebola patient in Monrovia, her family and neighbors tell the newspaper. Duncan rode in a taxi with the woman to the hospital along with some of her relatives.

Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 01, 2014 05:24 PM (QVQ/e)

337
I'm learning that as I get older, my entire past is congealing into one singular memory.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:24 PM (4ZE3R)

338 If you really want to get in the spirit, just think how soon the holidays will be coming up!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 01, 2014 05:24 PM (Lqy/e)

339 You can catch Whooping Cough a second time. Not sure about Ebola.


Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:21 PM (MNq6o)
Whooping Cough is bacterial and EBOLA is a virus,

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:24 PM (Brehq)

340 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:18 PM (F2IAQ)

I started doing that when I worked as a grocery bagger. Would you prefer I had used my hand? At least I don't turn many doorknobs or flip many light switches with the inside of my elbow.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 01, 2014 05:24 PM (GDulk)

341
Don't know. Worker's comp is a mystery to me.
Posted by: Soona at October 01, 2014 05:23 PM (DkhX8

In my state, injured during the course of employment there is coverage for WC.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:24 PM (F2IAQ)

342 One of the American missionaries who contracted Ebola was given a treatment made from the blood of an Ebola survivor. Since he lived, yes a black market has erupted where scared people are buying what is claimed to be blood from Ebola survivors. Story has been around a couple weeks at least.

Just remember it is a black market and it is only claimed to be blood from survivors. A few years ago the PRC busted this one blood ring that would simply pour the blood, even HIV blood, into one vat.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:24 PM (8uMxZ)

343 "Is Ebola like other diseases. Once you get it and recover you can't contract it again?





Posted by: Bob Belcher"


Yeh, I think that either way, you only get it once.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 01, 2014 05:25 PM (G2dqF)

344 Skalent?
Posted by: Misanthropic
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Skillet

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:25 PM (F2IAQ)

345 Well, as far as how effective we'll be at stopping Ebola, it looks like we're about to find out. Reality trumps politics every time.

Ever hear of a "natural experiment"? You're in one.

Posted by: Deniable Sources at October 01, 2014 05:25 PM (/Bq5s)

346 Duncan rode in a taxi with the woman to the hospital.

So NO CONTACT.

See how that works?

Posted by: CDC : We Totally Got This at October 01, 2014 05:25 PM (mHOnK)

347 339 You can catch Whooping Cough a second time. Not sure about Ebola.
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Oops did a double take thought you wrote Whoopi Goldberg. Yuck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:25 PM (F2IAQ)

348

btw, he was allowed on a AIRPLANE!!

There is ABSOLUTELY NO WORSE PLACE to allow a person with a deadly contagious disease.

This is insane.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:26 PM (4ZE3R)

349 "He was holding her by the legs, the pa was holding her arms"

The woman and another died. He knew he was infected and got on a plane here.

Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 01, 2014 05:26 PM (QVQ/e)

350 MUMR shows up.
Yawwwwwwwn.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:26 PM (F2IAQ)

351 344 Skalent?
Posted by: Misanthropic
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Skillet
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I bow to you Sir.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:26 PM (F2IAQ)

352

The Ebola patient was named today as Thomas Eric Duncan, who had traveled to the U.S. from Liberia on September 20 to visit family
Mr Duncan, a Liberian national

According to The New York Times, Mr Duncan worked moving cargo for Fedex in the Liberian capital Monrovia but had recently quit his job and gotten a visa to come to the U.S. where his son reportedly lives.

The Times also revealed that Mr Duncan may have contracted Ebola while helping carry his landlord's seriously ill, pregnant daughter to hospital.

The woman, named by The Times as 19-year-old Marthalene Williams was taken to a hospital on September 15, but turned away because there was no room to treat her. She died the following day.

The landlord's son and three neighbors who came in contact with the woman also died soon afterwards.

DailyMail


Oh no, totes hard to catch....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2014 05:26 PM (kdS6q)

353 I wonder if the elites hate the masses?

MUMR? Any thoughts?

Posted by: Arthur J. Cognomen at October 01, 2014 05:27 PM (RwwCT)

354 Whooping Cough is bacterial and EBOLA is a virus,


Posted by: Patrick From Ohio


True, but if a mutation occurs, you might catch "it" a second time, just like with influenza. Of course, the new version might not make you sick, it might just make you break out into show tunes.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:27 PM (4nR9/)

355 Isn't this the disease you get from fucking Monkeys? It always comes down to fucking monkeys....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at October 01, 2014 05:27 PM (32Ze2)

356 Never share a cab in Africa, duly noted. Did they do a lot of body-fluid-smearing en route?

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 01, 2014 05:27 PM (2cS/G)

357
"For what it's worth- the Texas public health folks are truly
top-notch and are far more equipped to take care of the situation
effectively than the feds have demonstrated themselves to be."


"Dr. Mark Lester confirmed Wednesday that a nurse asked Duncan on his
first visit whether he had been in an area affected by the Ebola
outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa, but that "information
was not fully communicated throughout the whole team."

Yeah, top men.

Posted by: Jerome at October 01, 2014 05:27 PM (uIGjr)

358
Really. File this whole deadly fiasco under: You Had One Job!!

You have one job: Do Not Allow Very Sick And Contagious People On Flights. Ever.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:27 PM (4ZE3R)

359 Yippee, we're all gonna die!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 01, 2014 05:27 PM (mx5oN)

360 "There is ABSOLUTELY NO WORSE PLACE to allow a person with a deadly contagious disease."

Sure there is.
The international departure terminal of any major airport.

Think about that for a moment.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (G2dqF)

361 Being an EMT in a major city- world travel hub... yeah, I'm a bit worried

Posted by: jeez at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (HIXzV)

362 335 I missed that post. Good point. Do you know whether the work comp angle works to put some money in the pockets of the victims of the Mahometan's knifey antics?
Posted by: Furious George at October 01, 2014 05:08 PM (UlJ3l)

It does but limited. It will replace the injured workers wages at 2/3 until she reaches a point and then will evaluate her for permanent disability which equals a monetary figure. The deceased 's dependents would receive benefits subject to limitations set in the WC statute.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (qMZp1)

363 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2014 05:26 PM (kdS6q)

Thomas is an asshole, he knew.

Posted by: Madamex at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (vaWdD)

364 356 Never share a cab in Africa, duly noted. Did they do a lot of body-fluid-smearing en route?
Posted by: Lincolntf at October 01, 2014 05:27 PM (2cS/G)

Just the EPA workers.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (mx5oN)

365 349 "He was holding her by the legs, the pa was holding her arms"

The woman and another died. He knew he was infected and got on a plane here.

Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 01, 2014 05:26 PM (QVQ/e)


OF course he did...

Here he might survive because of the FREE Health care he will get...

There? he was as good as dead if he was infected.

Expect to see the same thing very often, soon....

(its like Mexican women coming over the border to have kids.... not only do they get citizenship, its FREE).

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (f0pWu)

366 i am so glad we have top people w*rking on this problem.

(we're all gonna die)

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (q+fqH)

367 I started doing that when I worked as a grocery bagger. Would you prefer I had used my hand? At least I don't turn many doorknobs or flip many light switches with the inside of my elbow.
Posted by: Polliwog
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Point well made..., but a false choice. What I would 'prefer' is that you use hand sanitizer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:29 PM (F2IAQ)

368 Why don't the CDC and FAA declare viruses a form of Produce? Can't get a fucking leaf past Customs.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 01, 2014 05:29 PM (2cS/G)

369 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (G2d

Okay, now I want to watch 12 Monkeys again.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at October 01, 2014 05:29 PM (qMZp1)

370 Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 01, 2014 12:56 PM (lJaja)


Remember public health physicians are the ones that chose a civil service job that doesn't require them to have personal malpractice insurance!

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 01, 2014 05:29 PM (o3MSL)

371 >>Sure there is.
The international departure terminal of any major airport.

>>Think about that for a moment.

Given that I spend a large amount of my life in various international terminals around the world, I'd rather not.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2014 05:30 PM (g1DWB)

372 Dr. Mark Lester confirmed Wednesday that a nurse asked Duncan on his

first visit whether he had been in an area affected by the Ebola

outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa, but that "information

was not fully communicated throughout the whole team."

Yeah, top men.


Posted by: Jerome


Please define, "fully communicated", whatever that is. *rolls eyes*

Posted by: The Whole Team at October 01, 2014 05:30 PM (MNq6o)

373 that "information
was not fully communicated throughout the whole team."

Posted by: Jerome at October 01, 2014 05:27 PM (uIGjr)

Maybe I'm just being a little sensitive to the possibility of an epidemic of a disease with a 50%+ mortality rate....but shouldn't the fact that this guy had JUST COME FROM LIBERIA be of more than passing interest to any health care worker with functioning synapses?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 01, 2014 05:30 PM (Zu3d9)

374 The woman and another died. He knew he was infected and got on a plane here.


Liberian Ebola screening test to travel?

They take your temperature.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:30 PM (AO6kL)

375 355
Isn't this the disease you get from f*****g Monkeys? It always comes down to f*****g monkeys....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy


Yeah, we're the problem.

Posted by: Monkeys tired of being used for meat and sex at October 01, 2014 05:30 PM (4nR9/)

376 Stupid panicky RethugliKKKan trailer trash from red state Jesusland flyover state hellholes that no one cares about need to be lied to in order to achieve the socially correct results. Let Barack Obama rule you, haters. You are cattle in His fields.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at October 01, 2014 05:30 PM (iqpjH)

377
262 Damn.... when Fapping isn't even safe...

The terrorists have won.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:11 PM

Eventually somebody will knock over a bank wielding his ebola cannon.

Posted by: irright at October 01, 2014 05:14 PM (aSKRB)








My favorite Hustler cartoon was a guy at a bank teller window holding a hose over the counter saying "gimme all the money or I'll squirt you with my colostomy bag"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 01, 2014 05:30 PM (TIIx5)

378 Can you catch ebola again? There have been reports that the virus outbreak consists of two different strains, plus the fact the virus is mutating rapidly.

Can you catch the common cold more than once? Ahem.

I wouldn't want to bet my life on it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 01, 2014 05:30 PM (7mYqA)

379 Oops ,CPT C that was a very stale paste header!

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 01, 2014 05:30 PM (o3MSL)

380 362
Being an EMT in a major city- world travel hub... yeah, I'm a bit worried


Posted by: jeez at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (HIXzV)
just wondering how well they clean the ambulances? I am asking because they used the same ambulance that transported the EBOLA patient for 2 days.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:31 PM (Brehq)

381 To prove that Ebola can't be transmitted through airborne particles, he should tell us that from the hospital room of the patient with no mask on either him nor the patient

Posted by: kbdabear at October 01, 2014 05:31 PM (aTXUx)

382 And last night I saw a commercial for what seems to be a 12 Monkeys series.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:31 PM (8uMxZ)

383 The woman and another died. He knew he was infected and got on a plane here.

Posted by: New Improved Ebola at October 01, 2014 05:26 PM (QVQ/e)

Kill'em with fire.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 01, 2014 05:31 PM (FMbng)

384 Baracka Obola said that this will be contained to Africa because people were being screened at the airports over there. TOP. MEN. Are we comforted yet?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at October 01, 2014 05:31 PM (32Ze2)

385 Thomas is an asshole, he knew.
Posted by: Madamex at October

Well this puts things into a different light. I would criminally prosecute him if he lives.
Is the Dallas DA as bad as the Austin DA?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:31 PM (F2IAQ)

386 Thomas is an asshole, he knew.

Posted by: Madamex at October 01, 2014 05:28 PM (vaWdD)

Bingo!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 01, 2014 05:32 PM (Zu3d9)

387 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:29 PM (F2IAQ)

Wasn't readily available 20 years ago. Still not always "to hand" when dealing with kids who I would much rather use their elbow than my face to sneeze in (and you *have* to cover the sneeze *somehow*). Admittedly, the real trick is getting them to understand that they have to have their arm *in contact* with their mouth, not just sneeze over it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 01, 2014 05:32 PM (GDulk)

388 Li-ber-ia,
Li-ber-ia,
They border,
on the Idiotic..

Posted by: Coach at October 01, 2014 05:32 PM (2cS/G)

389 "Four days before traveling to the US this month, Duncan came in direct
contact with a female Ebola patient in Monrovia, her family and
neighbors tell the newspaper. Duncan rode in a taxi with the woman to
the hospital along with some of her relatives."

If this asshat survives the disease, he should be shot dead with rifles, and then have his body incinerated on the spot with thermite.

He knows that he was just inside a vehicle with an Ebola victim, in a country where people are keeling over left and right from Ebola, and then just four days later he knowingly GETS ON AN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE FLIGHT?

Posted by: torquewrench at October 01, 2014 05:32 PM (noWW6)

390 You have nothing to fear unless you are in direct contact. Really.

Posted by: Guy in Level 4 Hazmat suit at October 01, 2014 05:32 PM (m0le6)

391 Typhoid Mary is still a catchy phrase to hang on people who deliberately share/spread diseases.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:33 PM (8uMxZ)

392 The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that the masses hate the elites.

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 01, 2014 05:33 PM (rwI+c)

393
We need ebola-sniffing German Shepherds.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at October 01, 2014 05:33 PM (4ZE3R)

394 Obama hates America and Americans. The man will bring in as much Ebola as possible. The only silver lining is that it will be the blue hell hole cities that get it the worst. The whole reason we are where we are is 52% of the population would have died by 9 but for the producers that 52% hates so much.

Posted by: Jukin at October 01, 2014 05:34 PM (WGm5T)

395 "Ebola got started from people eating monkeys?!?"


Well, shit.

Posted by: The Evening Manager at Monkey-To-Go at October 01, 2014 05:34 PM (MNq6o)

396 Wonder if EmpireofJeff will come back and chime in?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at October 01, 2014 05:34 PM (F2IAQ)

397 **breath sounds** The CDC never told you what happened to your father ... **breath sounds**

Posted by: toby928(C) at October 01, 2014 05:34 PM (rwI+c)

398 Typhoid Mary is still a catchy phrase to hang on people who deliberately share/spread diseases.
Posted by: Anna
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I did that at lunch today..., and realized that I don't actually know her history. Thanks for the remider.

* dashes off to Bing *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:34 PM (F2IAQ)

399 He knows that he was just inside a vehicle with an
Ebola victim, in a country where people are keeling over left and right
from Ebola, and then just four days later he knowingly GETS ON AN
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE FLIGHT?



Posted by: torquewrench


You're missing the big picture. How many Muslims have self-detonated over the last 10 years. You can bet your ass that ISIS is right now buying plane tickets for Liberia, where their willing dupes will roll around in infected poop and then get on a plane.

It's coming.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2014 05:34 PM (4nR9/)

400
And my "he knew" theory comes to fruition.

*Pats self on back* Ew, is that blood?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 01, 2014 05:35 PM (mgE2f)

401 A lot of us here in Atlanta are a bit under the weather, we're running a mild fever and bleeding out of our orifices and what not, but we're attacking it with a regimen of orange juice and super serious hashtags. We should be right as rain by tomorrow.

Posted by: The CDC at October 01, 2014 05:35 PM (7V0lh)

402
Mr Duncan is reportedly not being treated with the experimental serum ZMapp - because there is none left.




*morbid chuckle*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 01, 2014 05:35 PM (kdS6q)

403 Typhoid Mary is still a catchy phrase to hang on people who deliberately share/spread diseases.
Posted by: Anna
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I did that at lunch today..., and realized that I don't actually know her history.



At this point...what does it matter??!!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:35 PM (AO6kL)

404 Dear Abby, Would it be wrong of me to stock up on sugar pills to sell to suckers when the outbreaks encroach on our neighborhood?

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 01, 2014 05:36 PM (2cS/G)

405 It depends on what your definition of "contact" is.

Posted by: Bill Clinton, working that legacy at October 01, 2014 05:36 PM (MNq6o)

406 Africa; the petri dish of the world.

One of the reasons deepest Africa was so late in being explored is because the EXPLORERS ALL DIED!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 01, 2014 05:36 PM (KK+mC)

407 395
"Ebola got started from people eating monkeys?!?"


Well, shit.


Posted by: The Evening Manager at Monkey-To-Go


Don't go to a no name place like that.

Posted by: Chimpotle at October 01, 2014 05:36 PM (4nR9/)

408 Nood up!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 01, 2014 05:37 PM (AO6kL)

409 Wiki - Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 - November 11, 193, better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever. She was presumed to have infected 53 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook. She was twice forcibly isolated by public health authorities and died after a total of nearly three decades in isolation.
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She immigrated from Ireland, btw.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:37 PM (F2IAQ)

410 Don't remind me. I was in Atlanta this weekend for an anime con. Just glad I did not stick around for all the exotic wildlife that emerges for rave dances.

The black chick dressed as Scooby Doo with light-band around her neck along with her obese slutty Velma friend looking for Scooby Snaks was off-putting enough.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:37 PM (8uMxZ)

411 hmm...if the Presbyterian hospital ER is like most, am sure the 12 hour wait did little to further expose the populace.

Posted by: Dr. Oz at October 01, 2014 05:37 PM (SNqwm)

412 Interesting seeing the real time ban hammer in action.

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 01, 2014 05:37 PM (o3MSL)

413 "Ebola got started from people eating monkeys?!?"


Well, shit.


Posted by: The Evening Manager at Monkey-To-Go

Don't go to a no name place like that.
Posted by: Chimpotle at October 01, 2014 05:36 PM (4nR9/)
************
Word......

Posted by: Monkin' Donuts at October 01, 2014 05:38 PM (32Ze2)

414 Typhoid Mary stomped...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:38 PM (F2IAQ)

415 Did any of you see the Frontline special on PBS on gram-negative, drug resistant super bacteria?

"Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria":
http://preview.tinyurl.com/mdxr6go

Viruses, of course, are already antibiotic-proof. This special, though, shows how nearly impossible it is to totally quarantine infectious patients, even at the National Institutes of Health, which has state of the art isolation wards.

Posted by: Beverly at October 01, 2014 05:38 PM (txlOc)

416 Hmmmmm. Monkey-on-a-stick...., good eatin'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 01, 2014 05:38 PM (F2IAQ)

417 "Ebola got started from people eating monkeys?!?"


Well, shit.




Posted by: The Evening Manager at Monkey-To-Go

Don't go to a no name place like that.


Posted by: Chimpotle
Eating monkeys or having sex with them... In-N-Out Monkey.

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:39 PM (MNq6o)

418 >>You're missing the big picture. How many Muslims have self-detonated over the last 10 years. You can bet your ass that ISIS is right now buying plane tickets for Liberia, where their willing dupes will roll around in infected poop and then get on a plane.

How many African Muslims do you think are on their way to Mecca right now for Hajj?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2014 05:39 PM (g1DWB)

419 In-N-Out Monkey Drive Thru

"I will have the animal please."

Scratchy tin voice, "Do you want the secret sauce with it?"

"Uh... no thanks. No Bunga-Bunga."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:40 PM (8uMxZ)

420 410
Don't remind me. I was in Atlanta this weekend for an anime con. Just
glad I did not stick around for all the exotic wildlife that emerges for
rave dances.

The black chick dressed as Scooby Doo with
light-band around her neck along with her obese slutty Velma friend
looking for Scooby Snaks was off-putting enough.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:37 PM (8uMxZ)

Is that a big convention?

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:40 PM (Brehq)

421 You should remember that this head of CDC was formerly Bloomberg's head of public health. Yeah, he's the fascist who banned trans fats, smoking, slurpees, etc. and mandated the calorie counts in restaurants.

So yeah, I don't t trust this nut job one bit.

Posted by: PJ at October 01, 2014 05:40 PM (cHuNI)

422 Posted by: Dr. Oz at October 01, 2014 05:37 PM (SNqwm)

Yeah, was wondering how many people he was in contact with on that visit. Hopefully treatment records would give a general idea but, once again, we're having to bet a lot of people's lives on that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 01, 2014 05:40 PM (GDulk)

423 Anime Weekend Atlanta.. at a guess maybe 12,000 this past weekend.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:41 PM (8uMxZ)

424 Chimp-fil-A

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:42 PM (MNq6o)

425 I heard the director in another interview say between the lines that we have to realize that Ebola is not a local problem but our problem too.

So that explains why flights from West Africa were not canceled and why Liberians got another two years of amnesty from Obama last week.

Posted by: PJ at October 01, 2014 05:43 PM (cHuNI)

426 WGNTV Chicago: New details are emerging about the American hospitalized with Ebola in Dallas, Texas, including his identity.

---

Funny that. "The American."

Posted by: ElKomandante at October 01, 2014 05:44 PM (CSdQP)

427 >>> Try just treating us like educated adults and fellow citizens with a
full right to know the information that affects us and our republic for a
change, huh?


Semi connected thought. There are a lot of people who are ticked, TICKED, that the identity of Jack the Ripper might possibly be identified as a very mentally disturbed Jewish immigrant. (Most of them are literary types and ripperologists that I suspect refuse to even consider it because they find the answer to be clunky, racist, and unromantic. Sorry, life is not always like a novel folks. And mental illness affects all races, nationalities, genders; that is just Science.)

One theory is that Scotland Yard figured out it was that guy, but were afraid of the backlash that would ensue, the antisemitic attacks and protests that would rage against innocent Jews if Londoners learned the attacker was Jewish. So they buried the truth, locked the guy up in a madhouse where he later died, and washed their hands of it, pretending that it was unsolved so as to prevent a riot.

It is actually not that far fetched a premise from what we keep seeing from our betters in this administration, and now the CDC. Peasants cannot handle the truth! They would go mad and riot! Must keep them in the dark! That only works as long as they are snookered; once they are onto you and you lose all credibility, you are done. When you are a group like the CDC you need people to believe you and actually follow your guidelines. Who is going to believe a word they say now? Idiots.


Posted by: LizLem at October 01, 2014 05:44 PM (yRwC8)

428 Posted by: JackStraw at October 01, 2014 05:39 PM (g1DWB)

{{{{{{Shudder}}}}}}

Posted by: Golfman in NC at October 01, 2014 05:44 PM (wVWRM)

429 I was big into Anime but with young son I just can't go to any Conventions any more. I still watch via crunchyroll

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:45 PM (Brehq)

430 New restaurant with a Planet of the Apes theme... Little Caesar's Pizza.

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:45 PM (MNq6o)

431 @399 God forbid!
Just to be on the safe side, hadn't we better heat the threat areas to a million degrees in milliseconds? Followed by napalm/bacon grease application? Then make the charred rubble bounce to ensure complete combustion?
That'd more sure than detergents, even though the pleomorphic virus fragments are contained within a lipid membrane.

Posted by: Not a virologist at October 01, 2014 05:46 PM (gLt83)

432 Patrick, there were toddlers present in their strollers. IIRC there was even an area set aside for kids.

One dad even had Slenderman hold his kid up for a photograph. Reality is tres tres warped.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:46 PM (8uMxZ)

433 Bob Crane: "a local warlord in Seattle tossing his arrogant former lawyer out a high-rise window . . .
Surely it can't get that bad, can it?"


Bad? AmishDude just had an orgasm. Hell, I even stood up and clapped. At the lawyer's demise, not at AmishDude, you pervs.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at October 01, 2014 05:46 PM (1CroS)

434 The elites hate the masses. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney


Does that post keep showing up and then disappearing for anyone else when reloading the page?

Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:48 PM (MNq6o)

435 I had the same convo with my wife last night. This bozo presents no information, has no sense of urgency, sounds like a mother trying to calm a child. I want my head of CDC to freak out at anything that looks like it could start the zombie apocalypse. I will give him slack if it seems like overreaction after the fact but being calm about the black plague is not ok.

Posted by: swchach at October 01, 2014 05:49 PM (7DUJ2)

436 Posted by: Dang at October 01, 2014 05:48 PM (MNq6o)

Real-time banhammer. MUMR was banned a while ago but keeps trying to post. One of the cobs has made a hobby of thwarting him.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 01, 2014 05:52 PM (GDulk)

437 432
Patrick, there were toddlers present in their strollers. IIRC there was even an area set aside for kids.

One dad even had Slenderman hold his kid up for a photograph. Reality is tres tres warped.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 01, 2014 05:46 PM (8uMxZ)
We watch Yowamushi Pedal together, My wife thinks he will speak Japanese before english.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:52 PM (Brehq)

438 We really need an ACE OF SPADES hashtag on twitter so I can follow other morons

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:54 PM (Brehq)

439 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 01, 2014 05:54 PM (Brehq)

I use #AtTheHQ for comments I steal from here. I have a list of the Horde I've found also, some of whom rarely comment or have left here. https://twitter.com/Polliwogette/lists/unmissable-tweets

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 01, 2014 05:57 PM (GDulk)

440 Kill'em with fire.

I'm on it.

Posted by: R.J. MacReady at October 01, 2014 06:02 PM (YEelc)

441 This was only ONE infected Liberian Look how much chaos and cost ONE infected Liberian has caused. He knew he was infected. ONE RUNNER like Patrick Sawyer to Nigeria.

Shut down travel from West Africa now!

Taxpayers paying his medical bills.
Parents pulling their children from schools.
EMT workers quarantined
One ambulance now out of commission
All those govt. workers probably getting overtime pay

Posted by: New & Improved Ebola at October 01, 2014 06:03 PM (Liss2)

442 "Are they still letting people get on planes there?"

Have you heard anyone say differently? Have you even heard any of these pathetic press suck-ups ask the question - a question so fucking obvious that about 100 million people screamed it at their TVs 2 or 3 nanoseconds after they first heard the story?

Posted by: Rob in Mass at October 01, 2014 06:07 PM (I0Qd+)

443 It makes me wonder if this was made possible by the open borders shenanigans this administration has been doing

Posted by: A.G. at October 01, 2014 06:12 PM (tnSmW)

444 Personally I love the CDC's definitions.

1) You can't catch this from "causal contact".

2) You can catch this from people sneezing/coughing near you.

Why do I love this?

Because I never realized how many people I have been "intimate" with. Damn, I'm a PLAYA after all.

Posted by: gekkobear at October 01, 2014 06:38 PM (qqVuf)

445 One guy gets sick.

The government calls a press conference, with several so-called experts talking calmly.... too calmly... for a breaking news press conference... with network news standing by on the phones... on the phones, not in person...

One guy is sick.

No this is not a strange reaction to one guy who is sick.

I hate our lying government.

Find the people on that plane! Isolate them and everyone they were in contact with. This is a serious disease, stop it NOW!!!

Posted by: petunia at October 01, 2014 07:13 PM (TFk/S)

446 You may want to upgrade to the Triple Ultra-Platinum ObamaCare plan.

Posted by: Ebola germs at October 01, 2014 07:23 PM (wAQA5)

447 Apologies if someone already said this. I didn't have time to go through all the comments. A few months ago when Ebola became a big problem in West Africa, we heard that the virus stays alive on surfaces for many hours, even days, and that people were getting infected by using taxis that people with Ebola had ridden in earlier. So clearly proximity is not required.

Posted by: Emily at October 01, 2014 07:32 PM (7Rn+/)

448 Just read a group of scientists, in a paper published on PLOS, predicted Ebola would reach the US by the end of Sept based on their modelling. Surely O had this information when he said it was highly unlikely.
I wonder what else about this they know but aren't telling.

Posted by: publius(NotBreitbartPublius) at October 01, 2014 07:49 PM (dvuhZ)

449 BUT WUZ COUGH FACE?!

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 01, 2014 07:52 PM (dvRYt)

450 Of course the enlightened left assume their job is to keep you from panicking. They can't comprehend that there's anything in between Condition Green and Condition Red. Condition Yellow, Orange? What are you, a mantis shrimp? Their stunted amygdalae can't handle that degree of threat assessment, and they project that cognitive disability onto everyone else.

Whatever you think you're doing, seeking all available information about possible threats so you can take measured proactive precautions, must therefore be impossible, leaving these remaining possibilities:

A) It's actually a form of panicking, which is going to make people uneasy and want to panic too, so we may have to limit your behavior in order to protect everyone.

B) Whatever you think you're doing is actually impossible so you must in fact be insane, and thus must be committed to a health facility for your own good.

C) Whatever you think you're doing is not a normal human ability, and the fact that your reasoning seems to work despite all its dark alien ineffable inscrutability only proves that you must be in communion with Cthulhu.

Posted by: Geoarrge at October 01, 2014 08:15 PM (0B7M0)

451 Hey, didn't we halt flights to and from Israel during the scuffles with Hamas - which have absolutely not effect on the American public...but, but, we are unwilling to halt flights to and from Western Africa - Ebola Central???

Here comes the Zombie Apocalypse!!

Posted by: Jen at October 01, 2014 08:30 PM (msAGT)

452 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVmB3lRjCmc


Posted by: exdem13 at October 01, 2014 10:13 PM (lJaja)

453 You can't be treated like an adult and receive the full information because you might vote the wrong way.

Posted by: Ken in NH at October 01, 2014 11:41 PM (WKtqM)

454 Has it occurred to anyone else that the "look" on this CDC guy's face is similar to the scary look of the interim director of the IRS when he was giving testimony before congress? What kind of drugs give you that manic look in spite of the situation?

Posted by: Jim Clark at October 02, 2014 08:52 AM (ydb8s)

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