Health Officials Monitoring “About 80 People” In Dallas For Ebola…

Why Obama is refusing to issue travel restrictions on countries where Ebola is rampant is beyond me.

Via BBC:

Texas health officials are monitoring as many as 80 people for Ebola after a man was diagnosed with the disease in Dallas, officials have told US media.

About 12-18 people, including five children, had contact with Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, who is in a serious condition in hospital.

The larger number includes individuals who had contact with those people.

Four of Mr Duncan’s relatives have been ordered to stay home and not receive visitors until 19 October.

In a statement, Texas health officials said a “strict public health control order is needed to ensure compliance”.

“This order gives us the ability to monitor the situation in the most meticulous way,” Dr David Lakey, Texas health commissioner, said.

Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman Erikka Neroes told CNN that about 80 people in the area – the patient’s contacts and people with whom they had contact – were being monitored for signs of the illness.

HT: Neal

Slate Race Baiter Defends Ebonics, Thinks It Should Be Taught In Schools…

Yo, dis is mad stupid.

Via Slate:

“All right, hear me out,” begins the young black woman in a video uploaded to the website LiveLeak last Friday. “There is no such thing as ‘talking white,’ … it’s actually called ‘speaking fluently,’ speaking your language correctly. I don’t know why we’ve gotten to a place where as a culture—as a race—if you sound as though you have more than a fifth-grade education, it’s a bad thing.”

She continues like this for nearly two more minutes, emphasizing the point that her speech reflects proper English and attacking the idea that it’s a deviation from black identity.

If she was hoping for a positive response, she got it. In addition to thousands of shares and tweets, it reached more than 560,000 views andmade the front page of Reddit.

Not that this was a surprise. The main ideas—that black Americans disparage “proper English” and education and use a “broken” version of the language—have wide currency among many Americans, including blacks.

“Ebonics” is mocked as a fake language, and efforts to use it in schools have sparked vocal opposition. When the Oakland, California, school board approved Ebonics for use in its schools in 1996, a flurry of public figures condemned the decision. “I understand the attempt to reach out to these children, but this is an unacceptable surrender, bordering on disgrace,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who later reversed his stance, but not before he was endorsed by a wide range of people.

At the time, linguists protested the criticism, noting the extent to which Ebonics—officially known as African American Vernacular English—is recognized as a language system with its own grammar and pronunciations, with roots in the regional dialects of 17th-century Great Britain. Far from being slang or broken, AAVE is a distinct form of English used by many blacks in informal settings.

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Wyoming Elementary School Bans Five And Six-Year Olds From Speaking English…

¡Ay, caramba!

Via Opposing Views:

Kindergartners and first grade students will not be allowed to speak English in half of their classes at a Wyoming elementary school this year. The reason, said officials at Park Elementary School in Casper, Wyoming, is the school is now offering dual-language education.

The 5- and 6-year-old students will speak Spanish for half the school day, and English for the other half. It is all part of a new program in the state designed to help students learn a second language more quickly.

“They don’t do this at every school, so I am lucky to be doing this,” said Saul Rodriguez, a bilingual teacher and native Spanish speaker.

The program was developed based on research that indicates children can learn to speak a second language more easily at a young age.

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Member: Mosque Attended By Oklahoma Beheader Encouraged Jihad Against Non-Muslims….

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And this is what qualifies as a “moderate” mosque.

Via Breitbart:

A member of the mosque attended by Alton Nolen, the man who beheaded a woman and stabbed another in Oklahoma recently, said that the mosque taught members to wage jihad against non-believers on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.

The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity, and was identified as “Noor,” reported “to the public, the mosque will not promote terrorism or any kind of radical acts, but when they’re among friends and congregants only, they will promote the true teachings of Islam which include the offer to non-Muslims the choice rather that you must convert, live under Islamic rule, or be fought against. Jihad, for the sake of Allah.”

“Noor” outlined some of the radical teachings of the mosque, stating “I was specifically told, for example, concerning suicide bombings in Israel that we do support these acts because as it was told to me this is the only weapon the Palestinians have, but do not mention this to the media because they would not understand.” And “beheadings were discussed [as] the means of which you confront the infidel as it is related to in the Koran that when you meet the unbelievers you should smite at their necks.”

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Steny Hoyer On Surge Of Illegals: The U.S. Does Not Have A “Border Security Issue,” We Have A “Much More Secure Border”…

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Steny, the Jedi Mind-Trick only works in movies.

Via CNS News:

House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) made an unscheduled appearance at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual public policy conference on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., where he said that the recent surge of Central Americans across the U.S. border with Mexico does not represent border insecurity but rather people who want to be in the United States.

“There’s not a border security issue,” Hoyer said at a panel discussion about the more than 66,000 unaccompanied alien children and 66,000 plus “family units” who have crossed the U.S. border over the past year, according to Customs and Border Protection statistics. “We’re a much more secure border.

“We’re having people show up and say ‘We need to be with you. We have family members here. We want to be reunited with our father, our mother, our brothers, our sisters,’” Hoyer said.

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House Dems Want FCC To Unblock Gay, Transgender Websites At Public Schools And Libraries…

Apparently this is a top priority among House Dems.

Via PJM:

A group of congressional Democrats has joined with a group of activist organizations in asking the Federal Communications Commission to ensure that online filtering software at schools doesn’t block “access to important LGBT resources for library patrons and high school students.”

By law, libraries and schools must block online content that is “obscene; child pornography; or harmful to minors.”

“It has been reported to me that filtering software also can be used to block much more,” said Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), chairman of the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus. ”Regrettably, Internet content filtering software can — intentionally or unintentionally — be used to block access to particular viewpoints in a discriminatory manner.”

The congressional letter cites the 2011 PFLAG v. Camdenton R-III School District case, brought by the ACLU because the school’s filtering software blocked the websites of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG), the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Campus Pride, and DignityUSA. The school district unblocked those sites but the lawsuit continued because of its “sexuality” filter that blocked “all LGBT-supportive information, including many websites that are not sexually explicit in any way.”

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Liberal Boston Herald Cartoonist’s Dog Whistle Racism Was Just A Mistake

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Special little snowflakes have a major meltdown, blame global warming.

Via NY Mag

The cartoon above ran in today’s Boston Herald. Like the vast majority of editorial cartoons, it’s pretty dumb. Unlike the vast majority, it has been widely denounced and (sort of) apologized for, on account of its boneheaded choice of toothpaste flavors.

Obviously, using watermelon as the punch line was a terrible idea. The question is whether something worse than an inadvertent slip-up is at work here. Ta-Nehisi Coates says yes, there was:

Get it? It’s funny because of the original, and informative, insight that only black people like watermelon. https://t.co/F8QwwnIWbQ
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) October 1, 2014

Sorry, cartoonist claiming the “racial element” was nowhere in his head is lying. Lying is a thing that humans do. So is racism.[...]

The cartoonist, Jerry Holbert, explained that he came up with watermelon because he was thinking of his kids’ Colgate watermelon-flavor toothpaste. Possibly he made a subconscious connection between a black president and watermelon. But it seems very doubtful this was his intent.

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Video: ACLU Member Claims Christians In America Just As Extreme As ISIS…

Sadly, this fruit loop actually believes this.

Via Newsbusters:

… Watters asked another woman, “Do you think that America deserves being attacked by terrorists?”

“How else are they going to get our attention?” the ACLU member whose name was blurred, responded.

Watters played along, “Do you think if we listen more to ISIS, then maybe some of the terrorism wouldn’t be happening?”

The unnamed woman responded,“They’ve got their own very extreme agenda. But we have people in this country, who have their own very extreme agendas, very fundamentalist Christians.”

Watters responded, “I don’t know if that’s a valid comparison.” To which she stated, “Well, the people who were killed, are just as dead!”

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Vinnie Sheheen Candidate For SC Governor Says Confederate Flag Should No Longer Fly At SC State House

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Vinnie gets his grits from NYC. Vinnie is down in the polls and needs a new social issue to run on. SC does have an international presence.

Via WISTV

Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen said Wednesday that he wants South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag that flies on State House grounds. Governor Haley’s campaign calls the move “desperate and irresponsible.”

Sheheen was joined by the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Bakari Sellers and several mayors Wednesday in calling for the removal of the flag. Sheheen becomes the most prominent political voice to call for the flag’s removal since it was moved from atop the capitol dome to a pole just south of the Confederate soldier’s monument in front of the State House in a 2000 compromise.

Sheheen said the flag needs to be removed for South Carolina to compete effectively in a global economy.

He proposed replacing the flag with an American flag in front of the State House. The American and South Carolina flags still fly over the State House dome.[...]

South Carolina started flying the Confederate flag on top of its capital in the early 1960s, both as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Civil War and a protest of the civil rights movement. It remained for more than three decades, until Republican Gov. David Beasley called for it to come down, leading to protests from civil rights groups that marched from Charleston to Columbia in support of Beasley and counter protests from groups that felt the flag was a part of the state’s history and should be honored.

Beasley served one term and was beaten by Democrat Jim Hodges in an election where supporters of the Confederate flag protested almost every campaign stop.

The compromise that moved the flag to its prominent place in front of the Statehouse was widely supported. Two of its main authors, white state Sen. Glenn McConnell and black state Sen. Robert Ford, both out of Charleston, are no longer in the Legislature.

The Associated Press asked Sheheen when he ran for governor in 2010 whether he wanted to remove the flag. “I think it would be in the state’s best interest to try to work together to resolve that issue in a way that helps us move past this fight that has continued forever,” he said then.

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Oklahoma Beheader Asks For A Muslim Lawyer…

But according to the prosecutor he was motivated by racism.

NORMAN — Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Wednesday he will seek the death penalty in a beheading case.

Mashburn said he met with the family of the beheading victim Wednesday morning. He said the relatives felt the death penalty was appropriate.

Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was charged Tuesday. He asked a Cleveland County judge Wednesday afternoon to appoint him a Muslim lawyer, if possible.

Nolen is accused of beheading a co-worker and attempting to behead another at Vaughan Foods in Moore Sept. 25 after he was suspended for racial remarks.

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HT: ROP

Racist Lesbians Sue Sperm Bank Over Delivery Of The Wrong Sperm

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Jennifer doesn’t want to be accused of cheating on Amanda.

Via Chicago Tribune

A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community.

Jennifer Cramblett, of Uniontown, Ohio, alleges in the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court that Midwest Sperm Bank sent her the vials of an African-American donor’s sperm in September 2011 instead of those of a white donor that she and her white partner had ordered.[...]

Cramblett, 36, learned of the mistake in April 2012, when she was pregnant and ordering more vials so that the couple could have another child with sperm from the same donor, according to the lawsuit. The sperm bank delivered vials from the correct donor in August 2011, but Cramblett later requested more vials, according to the suit.

Cramblett is suing Midwest Sperm Bank for wrongful birth and breach of warranty, citing the emotional and economic losses she has suffered.[...]

Raising a mixed-race daughter has been stressful in Cramblett and Zinkon’s small, all-white community, according to the suit. Cramblett was raised around people with stereotypical attitudes about nonwhites, the lawsuit states, and did not know African-Americans until she attended college at the University of Akron.

“Because of this background and upbringing, Jennifer acknowledges her limited cultural competency relative to African-Americans and steep learning curve, particularly in small, homogenous Uniontown, which she regards as too racially intolerant,” the lawsuit states.

Part of that learning curve has included getting her daughter’s hair cut, which according to the suit requires Cramblett to travel to a black neighborhood, “where she is obviously different in appearance, and not overtly welcome.”

She fears that her “all white and unconsciously insensitive family,” which has never been able to fully embrace Jennifer’s homosexuality, could have a negative effect on her daughter, according to the lawsuit.

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Unreal: White House Says No Travel Restrictions On Countries With Ebola Outbreaks…

Feeling safe yet?

Via The Hill:

The White House said Wednesday it will not impose travel restrictions or introduce new airport screenings to prevent additional cases of Ebola from entering the United States.

Spokesman Josh Earnest said that current anti-Ebola measures, which include screenings in West African airports and observation of passengers in the United States, will be sufficient to prevent the “wide spread” of the virus.

The chances of a U.S. epidemic are “incredibly low,” he said.

“The reason for that is that it is not possible to transmit Ebola through the air. … The only way that an individual can contract Ebola is by coming into contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is exhibiting symptoms.”

The comments were made after federal health officials confirmed that a man with Ebola traveled to the United States from Liberia on Sept. 20. He is now being treated in isolation in a Dallas hospital as public health workers trace his contacts.

Earnest said President Obama has “strong confidence” in the man’s medical care and the measures currently in place to prevent Ebola’s spread.

AWOL Afghan Soldiers Reportedly Sought Asylum Out Of Fear Of Taliban

Not willing to secure their own country. Let America do it. Update to this story.

Via FOX News

Three Afghan soldiers who vanished during training in Massachusetts last month and resurfaced days later at the Canadian border said they want asylum because returning to the homeland they are sworn to defend could mean death at the hands of the Taliban.

“They catch us, they kill us,” Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, 48, told the Boston Globe of the Taliban, the terrorist government driven into exile by coalition forces. “They tip those who kill us.”

Arash and the others, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar, say the lives of their relatives back home have been threatened. The soldiers fear they’ll be targeted by Taliban militants for fighting alongside Americans if they return to Afghanistan, they told the newspaper.

The soldiers, who were seeking asylum in either Canada or the U.S., said they researched their trip on YouTube and spent more than $1,600 on taxis to travel from Cape Cod to a border checkpoint in Niagara Falls. That’s nearly four months’ pay for dodging sniper fire in Afghanistan, they said.

“For me is not important, Canada or America,” Arash continued. “I need just asylum.”

The men, who spoke to the newspaper on Tuesday at a federal detention center in New York, are scheduled to appear in immigration court in upstate Batavia on Wednesday. Military officials said the soldiers had been participating along with officers from Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia in a U.S. Central Command Regional Cooperation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. They were reported missing Saturday after leaving Camp Edwards on an off-day visit to Walmart.

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Taliban Threatens New Afghan Government With “Sharia Punishment” After They Sign Security Pact With “Infidel” Americans…

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Via CNS News:

The Obama administration welcomed Tuesday’s signing of a document governing the presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond Dec. 31, while the Taliban vowed to continue its jihad against American “infidels” and to deliver “shari’a judgment and punishment” on the Afghan leaders who signed it.

U.S. Ambassador to Kabul Jim Cunningham and Afghanistan’s national security advisor Hanif Atmar signed the bilateral security agreement (BSA) at the presidential palace in Kabul. Afghan and NATO officials signed a separate status of forces agreement covering international troop deployments once the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission concludes at year’s end.

Both agreements had been on hold since the end of last year because former President Hamid Karzai, who had an often-turbulent relationship with the U.S., refused to sign them.

In a scathing statement, the Taliban on Tuesday condemned Afghan leaders for what it called an act of treason against “their own religion, people, history and nation.”

White House To Media: Sit Down And Don’t Interview…

U.S. President Obama speaks about Iraq and also the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri on Martha's Vineyard

Great piece on the most transparent administration ever…

Via National Review:

Even though Barack Obama rode into office in 2008 on a wave of media adulation, the Obama administration has exhibited a fiercely hostile attitude towards reporters. It has vigorously prosecuted low-level national-security leakers — while it ignores friendly leakers from the White House who puff up its image. This has led former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie to observe, “In the Obama administration’s Washington, government officials are increasingly afraid to talk to the press.” Last year, the Committee to Protect Journalists concluded that Obama “will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom.”

The White House’s contempt for the news-gathering process extends to the most petty incidents. On Monday, Michelle Obama came to Milwaukee to campaign for Democrat Mary Burke, who is challenging Governor Scott Walker. To the astonishment of reporter Meg Kissinger of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, aides to Obama and Burke told her she could not talk to the crowd at a Burke event in Milwaukee.

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Farrakhan: Whites Invented Ebola To Kill Blacks

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Oh noes, he’s onto us!

Farrakhan: In a national security memo dated April 24, 1974 titled, “Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for the United States Security and Overseas Interest,” Henry Kissinger, the Secretary of State under George Herbert Walker Bush, wrote: “Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the Third World.” Depopulation—to depopulate something means: “To ravage, to ruin, to reduce the population of, especially by violence, disease, etc.” Mr. Kissinger continued, “The United States economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries”—this means they are going to destroy the population of mainly Third World countries. [...]

What is the method that they are going to use to depopulate? Through civil wars in which depleted uranium and Agent Orange are used. Currently, there are 39 states in America that have already been polluted by depleted uranium. Look at the target areas: El Salvador—what is there in El Salvador that America wants? It is oil. America already has a military base, embassy, and CIA operatives working to kill off the Indigenous population so that nobody can threaten their takeover of oil.

Another method is disease infection through bio-weapons such as Ebola and AIDS, which are race targeting weapons. There is a weapon that can be put in a room where there are Black and White people, and it will kill only the Black and spare the White, because it is a genotype weapon that is designed for your genes, for your race, for your kind.

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Pelosi: Democrats Are Going To Sweep In 2016…

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Maybe she should be worrying about 2014 instead of 2016 right about now…

Via KETK:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — About a month from the 2014 midterm elections House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was already predicting a sweep for her party in the 2016 election.

Referring to Republicans, Pelosi said, “Their days are numbered. I know that in two years there will be a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President.”

Pelosi has publicly urged former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president and said if Clinton does decide to run she would win.

While she was clearly looking ahead the top House Democrat was careful not to concede the election this November. Pressed about the prediction she made earlier this summer that her party would pick up the 17 seats they would need to regain the majority in the House, Pelosi replied, “I think we will do OK.”

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Paul Ryan Says If Romney Runs For President (Again), He Won’t…

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“I would support Mitt. If he were to run, I would not. But I don’t even know if I’m going to either myself. That’s something I’m going to decide in 2015.”

Via Hot Air:

Not the first time lately that Ryan’s swooned at the thought of another Romney candidacy. In August he said he was so gung-ho for Romney 3.0 or 8.0 or whichever version we’re on now that he’d drive Mitt’s campaign bus if need be. But saying it two months ago, when the prospect of Romney actually running was still a pipe dream, and saying it now, where we’re on dude-I-can’t-believe-this-might-be-happening red alert, are two different things. After listening to Ryan here, now I’m wondering if Romney’s entrance would actually clear the field in the center (assuming Jeb Bush doesn’t jump in first, of course). Rubio’s still going to run, but he’s not a pure centrist candidate; he’ll run as a center-right guy who can appeal to RINOs and true conservatives alike. I’m thinking more about Chris Christie. Would Christie reluctantly pass (again) fearing that he’d be no match for Romney? And is that maybe the point of this whole Romney boomlet lately — convincing Christie, a damaged candidate, that he shouldn’t jump in and screw up the center’s chances of beating Ted Cruz and Rand Paul?

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Barack Obama Wishes Jimmy Carter A Happy Birthday With A Picture Of . . . Barack Obama…

The raging narcissist never fails to make it all about him.

Boehner: I Haven’t Spoken to Ted Cruz ‘Since He’s Been Elected’

Boehner Speaks After House Vote To Suspend Debt Limit

What? That has to take a lot of effort to steer clear of someone on the Hill like that…

Via Mediaite:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) talks to a lot of people in the course of doing his job, but for some reason, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) isn’t one of them, how very curious.

“I’ve not talked to him since he’s been elected,” Boehner revealed in an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, and left it at that. Cruz was elected in 2012 and played a major role in recent events that threatened to derail Boehner’s agenda, like the times Cruz attempted to hijack down the federal government over Obamacare, the debt ceiling, border patrol, etc.

Boehner didn’t elaborate further, according to the wide-ranging interview, but did admit that he had at least one best friend in the Senate:

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