Ebola Patient Was Sick In Texas For Four Days Before He Was Admitted To The Hospital

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Makes me think of the old commercial “and I told two friends, who told two friend, who told two friends, and so on and so on…”

Via Vice:

The first case of Ebola has officially been diagnosed in the United States after the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that an unnamed patient in Dallas has the disease. What now?

Well, as we’ve noted before, the disease is only spread through bodily fluids after someone presents actual Ebola, so we’re not all doomed. But that doesn’t mean this case is going to be the only one we see in the country.

In fact, CDC director Thomas Frieden admits that the man, who is visiting American family members from Liberia, was sent home to his family’s house from the hospital for two days after he was initially sick. Frieden also says the man was sick for a total of four days in Texas before he was ultimately admitted to the hospital on Sunday. That’s not good.

In a press conference, Frieden said that “because the initial symptoms are nonspecific”—that is, they are similar to flu or fever—the patient was sent home for two days, when he could have theoretically infected others.

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Douche Alert: ESPN Host Says He Feels Bad For Americans Who Join The Military…

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According to doucheface (aka Colin Cowherd) Americans join the military when they have no other choices and need money.

Via PJM:

ESPN’s Colin Cowherd went off on a rant today about Americans who do and do not, in his view, deserve his “sympathies.”

Those who do not include those who choose to smoke, eat fast food or drink “13 cokes” every day. “That’s on you,” Cowherd said, delivering a sentiment that many Americans would probably agree with.

Cowherd says that he does “sympathize” with Americans who enlist in the military, because of the reasons he believes they join.

“My sympathy goes to the military members in this country,” Cowherd said toward the end of Tuesday’s show. “Socio-economically, no choices, paid almost nothing, lose a limb, lose a life. That, I feel sympathy for.”

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GOP Rep Livid After Another Secret Service Breach, President’s “Life Was In Danger”

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Via The Blaze:

An armed felon was allowed to get “within arm’s reach” of President Barack Obama on an elevator in Atlanta early this month, a serious breach of Secret Service protocols, according to sources familiar with the incident.

Obama was visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address the severe Ebola outbreak when the man, a security contractor, reportedly started video recording the president with a cellphone. When Secret Service agents told him to stop recording, he refused.

It was only then that Secret Service questioned the man and ran a “database check,” uncovering his criminal history, the Washington Post reports. The man reportedly has three past convictions for assault and battery.

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No Joke: Black Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin Says It’s Racist To Call Him A “Player’s Coach”…

So it’s now racist to compliment someone?

HT: Honcho via Moonbattery

Lindsey Graham Goes Full RINO On Holder Resignation

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Lindsey is the RNC/Rove candidate.

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ISIS: “After Sham, After Iraq, After Jazeera, We’re Going For You, Barack Obama, Allahu Akbar!”..

ISIS won’t have a hard time finding him, just check the closest golf course.

Via Your Daddy

HT: Greg

Obama Regime Spends $4 Million On Lawyers For Illegal Immigrant Minors…

Then again, I’m sure Mexico or the countries from Central America would pay for my kid’s lawyer if he was caught in their country illegally… or, maybe not.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, said on Tuesday that it is the first time the office that oversees programs for unaccompanied immigrant children will provide money for direct legal representation.

The grants to two organizations are part of a bigger $9 million project that aims to provide lawyers to 2,600 children. The move comes after the number of Central American children arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border more than doubled this past year, many of them fleeing violence.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, said the funding violates federal law “and only makes the problem worse by encouraging more illegal immigration in the future.” He urged the government to focus its efforts on deterring future border crossers.

Most of the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children who arrived on the border in the last year don’t have attorneys, and immigrant advocates have been scrambling to secure grant funding and ramp up efforts to recruit and train pro bono lawyers to take on their cases.

Despite Obama’s Claims He Never Heard Of ISIS, Group’s Leader Has Been On State Dept’s Most Wanted List Since 2011…

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The State Department’s “Reward for Justice” page on October, 2011:

Abu Du’a aka Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

HT: John Sexton

Worst Timed Tweet Ever? CDC Asks Americans To “Tell Us How We Are Doing” Just As News Breaks Of First Ebola Case In U.S.

D’oh!

HT: Alo Konsen

Gross: Stage Production For Measly 18-Minute Obama Speech Cost Taxpayers Nearly $100,000…

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Via Free Beacon:

The stage, drapes, and sound system for an 18-minute speech by President Barack Obama cost taxpayers nearly $100,000.

“Elite Productions,” the go-to company for prominent Democratic politicians such as Bill and Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, put on the set for Obama’s speech to troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 17. The company provided “stage, drapery, and audio/visual equipment,” according to a contract document made public by the Air Force last week.

The government paid the company $94,360 for a speech that lasted from 12:04 p.m. to 12:22 p.m., at a cost of approximately $5,242.22 per minute.

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Man Who Allegedly Threatened Woman With Beheading In OK Says He Was ‘Joking’

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We reported on this case on Sunday.

Oklahoma City Police arrested Jacob Muriithi on a terrorism charge Friday after he allegedly made a reference about beheading a female coworker at a nursing home.

An unnamed woman working at the Bellevue Nursing Home in Oklahoma City filed a police report on Sept. 16th about Muriithi, Oklahoma City PD Captain Dexter Nelson said.

The incident is believed to have occurred Sept. 13th.

The alleged victim and Muriithi were talking when she made the comments, and she thought he was joking due to his dry sense of humor.

“The threat precipitated from a piece of religious jewelry,” Capt. Nelson said. “It does appear to stem from [the victim's] ethnicity.”

According to an incident report from OKC PD, the victim was wearing a star of David necklace and following a remark on that, Muriithi allegedly told the victim he was Muslim and affiliated with ISIS, and that they “killed Christians by cutting off their heads.” He then made a suggestion that he “was going to wait until she got off work and cut her head off” and then post it on Facebook.

When asked why ISIS kills Christians, Muriithi said “that is just what we do,” an affidavit states.
“The suspect did make references to ISIS, and an affiliation with them,” Nelson said.

The woman apparently did not know what ISIS was at the time and after asking others about what the organization was, later thought Muriithi wasn’t joking, and her concern prompted her to file the report on the 16th.

Muriithi was her supervisor at the nursing home, although not her direct supervisor, the report states.

The DA filed a probable cause affidavit. It was in fact the beheading in Moore last week that “greatly elevated” the alleged victim’s concern and it’s believed that she contacted police again, which led to Muriithi’s arrest, and the DA’s upgraded charge of a terroristic threat from the misdemeanor. Muriithi told police during questioning that “he was joking.”

The FBI was also contacted in the case.

We checked out Mr. Muriithi’s Facebook and discovered a pretty normal Facebook, with a NY Giants avatar, lots of Christian friends. Indeed his family is Christian, very much so, and there is no evidence whatever that he is even a Muslim, let alone a radical Muslim.

The victim thought it was a joke, because of Muriithi’s sense of humor, but then after the local beheading, got freaked out by possibilities.

Moral of the story? Beheading is really not a good subject for joking, not unless you want to make international news and land in the hoosegow.

MailOnline Hires Piers Morgan As Editor-at-Large…

Are they trying to self-implode?

Via Mail Online:

MailOnline, the world’s biggest English language newspaper website, today announced that Piers Morgan has joined the website as Editor-at-Large (US).

Piers, one of the best known journalistic faces on both sides of the Atlantic, joins MailOnline from CNN where he was host of Piers Morgan Live from 2011 until 2014.

He will write several times each week, bringing his own experience and perspective to bear on the big US stories of the moment.

He will continue contributing a weekly column to the Mail on Sunday newspaper and hosting Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV in Britain.

He will also be pursuing new television ventures in the US.

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House Dem Survey Asks Supporters If Seeing Pro-Obama Bumper Stickers “Makes Them Smile”…

The Chicago Jesus worship still going strong despite the steep decline in membership.

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Full survey here.

Prosecutor Says Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Was Motivated By Racism, Not Islam: “This Is About Him Not Liking White People”…

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In reality he was most likely motivated by a combination of the two.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker’s head, and had “some sort of infatuation with beheadings,” but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man’s suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Alton Nolen, 30, could face the death penalty after being charged with first-degree murder in the attack Thursday that authorities say appears to have been an act of revenge for a co-worker’s complaint that got him suspended.

The FBI also is investigating the attack, given Nolen’s interest in beheadings and a recent surge in Middle East violence.

“There was some sort of infatuation with beheadings. It seemed to be related to his interest in killing someone that way,” Cleveland County Prosecutor Greg Mashburn said. “Other than that, it seemed to be related to his being suspended earlier in the day.”

Mashburn said the human resources department at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore had suspended Nolen earlier Thursday after another co-worker, Traci Johnson, had complained she had had an altercation with Nolen “about him not liking white people.”

“It had more to do with race rather than trying to convert people,” Mashburn said. He said there was a “back and forth with Ms. Johnson and that led her to make a complaint to the HR department.”

Now: Hagan Embraces Clinton At Fundraiser. Then: Once Begged Reporters Not To Print Pic of Her Near His Portrait…

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What changed between 1998 and 2014?

Via Capitol City Project:

Today, former President Bill Clinton is attending a fundraiser in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in support of Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.). Ironically, 16 years ago she begged a reporter not to print a picture of her nearby a portrait of then scandal-plagued Clinton, telling them to “do something” about the photo.

In September 1998, as Hagan was running for state senate, she was so concerned with how the optics of a picture involving a portrait of Clinton would look she asked a reporter not to run the photo because she didn’t want to give the illusion she supported his actions with Monica Lewinsky.

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Politico Runs Story On GOP And Race, Uses Pic Of Democrat George Wallace…

Well done, Politico.

Story here…

HT: Instapundit

UNREAL: FCC Chairman Says They Are Considering Banning Use Of Term “Redskins” On TV And Radio Stations…

Considering FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler refused to say the team’s name during the press conference, I’m guessing there’s a good chance they will ban it.

Via The Hill:

The Federal Communications Commission is mulling whether TV and radio stations should be banned from repeatedly saying the name of the Washington Redskins.

Earlier this month, the FCC received a petition to deny renewing the license of Washington sports radio station WWXX-FM because it “deliberately, repeatedly and unnecessarily broadcasts the word ‘R*dskins’ during most of its broadcasting day, and especially in prime time.”

The word, which many consider to be an offensive slur against Native Americans, is no different from other racist, homophobic or sexist names, legal activist John F. Banzhaf III argued in his complaint.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters on Tuesday that the commission is examining the complaint.

“We will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we’ll be responding accordingly,” he said.

If the FCC decides to pull the radio station’s license, it would seem to effectively ban stations from repeatedly using the name of the Washington football team.

Wheeler himself is a critic of the team’s name. He recently called the name “offensive and derogatory,” and said that he did not use the term personally.

During Tuesday’s press conference, he repeatedly sidestepped naming the team, instead referring to the organization as “the Washington football team.”

Mooch: Beating Scott Walker “Just As Important” As Husband’s 2012 Presidential Race…

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Disregard those endless claims she made in 2012 about it being the most important election in our lifetimes.

Via NRO:

First Lady Michelle Obama told Wisconsin voters that defeating Republican Governor Scott Walker is “as important as” her husband’s presidential elections.

“And we all need to be as passionate and as hungry for this election as we were back in 2008 and 2012,” she said at a voter mobilization rally after telling voters to go to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s website.

“In fact, we need to be more passionate and more hungry, because races like this governor’s race here in Wisconsin will be even harder and even closer than those presidential elections. But they are just as important.”

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UPDATED: Ebola Comes To America… “We Can Control It”

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Isn’t this how literally EVERY single biological disaster movie starts?

Via Associated Press:

Officials with the Center of Disease Control have confirmed the first case of Ebola in the U.S. in Dallas. The CDC will host a press conference at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to address the issue.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the patient is being kept in isolation until preliminary results came back Tuesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 12 other people in the U.S. have been tested for Ebola since July 27. Those tests came back negative.

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Author Stephen King: ‘Under Circumstances Obama Has Done Terrific Job’

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He’s officially mentally trapped in one of his books where everything is messed up but slowly becomes the norm…

Via Newsbusters:

Stephen King should stick to giant spiders, haunted hotels and evil, sentient hot rods, because in the world of hard facts, King isn’t exactly shining.

King has a long history of making ridiculous, phony and inaccurate statements, particularly in the political realm where he has a habit of closely aligning with the liberal left and blaming the nation’s ills on conservatives and the Republican party.

In his most recent interview, which aired September 24 on HuffPost Live, the novelist pointed the finger once more at Republicans, blaming them for everything from the Government Shutdown in October 2013, to blocked government appointments and un-passed legislation. He claimed the “large blocks of Republican’s” sole reason for doing so, was because they were “offended a Democrat could get elected at all.” He said “Republican’s only response to President Obama, was to “Sit down in the middle of the road and go ‘wah, wah, wah,’ and if it means we have to shut down the government we’ll do it, and if we have to block all these appointments we’ll do it …” Gosh, it sounds like Steven King has been writing for Barack Obama’s teleprompter … Or Brian Williams’.

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