Ebola Spreading Like Wildfire In Western Sierra Leone…

Forty-nine cases on Monday alone, and these are just the confirmed ones, countless cases go unreported.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) –  After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem.

Forty-nine confirmed cases of Ebola emerged in just one day, Monday, in two Ebola zones in and around the capital, the National Ebola Response Center, or NERC, said. Lawmaker Claude Kamanda who represents a western area said more than 20 deaths are being reported daily.

Kamanda told the local Politico newspaper that authorities are experiencing challenges collecting corpses from both quarantined and non-quarantined homes.

Authorities say the uncontrolled movement of people from the interior to Waterloo which is the gateway to Freetown, the capital, has fueled the increase of Ebola cases in the west. There is a strong feeling that people are violating the quarantines elsewhere and coming to Freetown through Waterloo.

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BREAKING: Homeland Security Announces Travel Restrictions On West African Countries To Stall Ebola Outbreak…

Wait, hasn’t the White House been claiming any restrictions could “make it worse?”

Via National Journal:

Travelers flying between West African nations affected by Ebola and the United States will now be subject to additional screenings and “protective measures” in order to help prevent the disease from spreading into the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.

All passengers flying from Sierre Leone, Liberia and Guinea into the U.S. will be required to enter the country through five major airports: Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.; John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City; Newark Liberty International Airport; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“These airports account for about 94 percent of travelers flying to the United States from these countries,” Johnson said. “At present there are no direct, non-stop commercial flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea to any airport in the United States.”

All five airports will now be required to specially screen passengers whose trips originated in any of those three countries and perform additional “added protocols, including having their temperature taken,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a release on Tuesday.

Johnson stopped short of announcing a full ban on travel between the three nations and the United States, despite increasing calls from members of Congress to do so. The White House has said as recently as last week that it opposes such a restriction. However, Johnson added: “We are continually evaluating whether additional restrictions or added screening and precautionary measures are necessary to protect the American people and will act accordingly.”

Illinois: Cook County Voting Machine Casts Republican Candidate’s Vote For His Dem Opponent…

Nothing to see here folks…

Via Illinois Review:

Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.

“While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race. It is unknown if the machine in question (#008958) has been removed from service or is still in operation.
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Über-Crank Ron Paul: Obama Is Correct, No Travel Ban On Ebola Countries Is Needed, GOP “Politically Motivated”…

Then again, this is the same guy who opposes a border fence because it could keep people from leaving America.

“For a government to just ban all travel, I’m not much interested in that… So right now, I would say a travel ban is politically motivated more than something done for medical purposes.”

Michelle Obama: “You Like Barack. I Think He’s Pretty Cool, Too”…

And because I think he’s “cool” I get to donate $10 to the DNC. Greatest. Day. Ever!

I know you’ve heard me say this before, but I don’t think anyone can hear it enough: I’m so grateful to you for your support, and I’m so proud of everything that we’ve accomplished together. At the end of the day, I think you’re great, Drew — and here’s why:

  1. You’re committed. If you’ve posted on Facebook about these elections or talked to a friend — you’ve done more for this election than your vote alone.
  2. You care about the future. These elections are about the country and world we want to leave for our kids and grandkids. You get that.
  3. You’re smart. Smart people are tuned in to these elections because they know how much ground we can gain.
  4. You like Barack. I think he’s pretty cool, too.
  5. You are standing by your convictions. Each time you chip in that extra $5 or $10, you are putting your name and your hard-earned money behind Barack and Democrats. It makes me so proud — and so grateful.
  6. You’ve got a lot of friends. With hundreds of thousands of Democrats across the country coming together to elect leaders who share our values, I think you’re in good company!

I hope this makes your day, Drew, and I hope you’ll think about chipping in that $10 before it’s too late.

Video: U.S. Drops Weapons Meant For Kurds Into Islamic State Hands In Kobani…

I guarantee this is the result of the absurd restrictions the White House has placed on our forces.

Vile: Dems Backing Sen. Kay Hagan Leave Fliers Warning Of Lynchings If GOP Wins…

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It’s OK, they’re Democrats.

Via Fayobserver:

Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote.

The front of the flier blares: “Kay Hagan doesn’t win! Obama’s impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014.”

The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching.

Someone tucked the flier under McNair’s windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road.

“My daughter said, ‘Mom, look in the background. They’re lynching somebody.’ It’s the lynching of an African-American man,” McNair said.

At the bottom, the flier reads, “Not endorsed by any candidate. Paid for by Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County.” No contact information for the group was on the flier.

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HT: Noah Rothman

Islamic State Overruns Two Towns On Mount Sinjar, Yazidis Plead With U.S. To Save Them As Massacre Looms…

These are the same Yazidi towns Obama claimed we had secured from ISIS in August.

Via IBT:

The Islamic State group has taken over two towns on Sinjar Mountain Monday, indicating that the Sunni militant group is advancing on territory that the U.S. had said that it had secured during its airstrikes on the region back in August. U.S. officials warned months ago that if ISIS militants succeed in advancing this far, the Yazidi population could be at risk of “a potential genocide.”

U.S. airstrikes on the area in August seemed to have secured the region. “The situation on the mountain has greatly improved,” President Obama said in am Aug. 15 speech. “We broke the ISIL siege of Mount Sinjar. We saved many innocent lives. Because of these efforts, we do not expect an additional operation to help rescue people off the mountain, and it is unlikely that we are going to need to continue humanitarian air drops on the mountain.”

But the Washington Post reported Monday that Yazidi volunteers who have been protecting the area for more than two months retreated from villages north of the mountain after the extremists attacked. The volunteers said they had pulled back to a shrine on the mountain but the militants were close by.

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Report: Obama Admin Considers Allowing Iran To Operate 4,000 Centrifuges, Up From Just 1,300…

Why not give Iran a few of our nukes and get it over with?

Via LA Times:

The Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating 4,000 centrifuges, up from the previous 1,300, according to a semiofficial Iranian news agency.

The Mehr news agency also said Monday that Iran and the six world powers seeking to negotiate a nuclear deal remained divided over how much uranium-enrichment capacity the Middle East nation should be allowed to maintain, and how to lift punitive sanctions from its economy.

With a deadline for negotiators a month away, the two sides still differ on how to deal with two nuclear sites that have stirred international concern, the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor and the Fordow underground enrichment facility, according to Mehr.

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Man To Obama At Chicago Polling Station: “Don’t Touch My Girlfriend”…

Yeah, he doesn’t have anything to worry about.

Via The Hill:

While casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, President Obama was given an unusual voting instruction.

“Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend,” a Chicago man, later identified by CNN as Mike Jones, quipped as he walked by the pair casting their ballots.

“I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama shot back with a smile.
Jones’ finance, Aia Cooper, flushed with embarrassment and apologized for her boyfriend.

“I am sorry, please excuse him… I can’t believe Mike, he is such a fool,” she said.

Obama joked Jones was “an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason whatsoever” but said the pair would at least have a story for their friends and family.

Obama said to Cooper: “Fortunately, the president was nice about it, so it’s aiight.”

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Jersey City Dem Mayor’s Chief-Of-Staff: “All White People Have A Little Hitler In Them”…

Louis Farrakhan last seen shaking his head in disapproval.

Jersey City, New Jersey (My9NJ) – Mayor Steven Fulop’s chief of staff, Muhammed Akil, has decided to resign a week after news broke that 20-years-ago he made racially inflammatory remarks in a speech at a conference in Chicago.

As Chasing previously reported, Akil’s comments included: “all white people have a little Hitler in them,” as well as referring to the Pope as the “anti-Christ”. Akil also repeatedly used homophobic slurs.

However, while Akil may have stepped down from his $120,000 a year job as the Mayor’s chief of staff, he will stay on the city’s payroll as a systems analyst with the health department, making about $85,000 a year.

Mayor Fulop was not available for comment on Akil’s resignation, but previously he was quick to defend his staffer after his comments were originally made public.

“…As the grandson of holocaust survivors myself they are offensive, however, I also know people change and grow over time and the comments made 20 years ago is not consistent nor reflective of the person I have known for the last 10 years,” Mayor Fulop said weeks ago.

Tingles And Howard Fineman Agree: Conservative Talk About Ebola And “Brown People” Has A Racist “Subtext”…

And Tingles wonders why nobody watches his clown show on MSNBC.

Via RCP:

HOWARD FINEMAN: Can I mention race here?

CHRIS MATTHEWS: You may.

FINEMAN: Let’s put the cards on the table here.

MATTHEWS: You mean the word Africa?

FINEMAN: No. The brown people coming from the South, the Arab people coming from the East, the black people coming from Africa, nobody’s saying that in so many words. Nobody’s saying it at all, but it’s in the background of this whole discussion, and anybody who would deny that doesn’t know how this country operates. It’s not the only way this country operates. We’re bigger than that in the end, but that’s definitely a subtext of a lot of what’s going on here. There’s just no question about it. And I’ll say it if other people won’t.

MATTHEWS: It is the arrival of them, even though African-Americans, hint hint, have been here before we got here.

Obama Declares Ebola Crisis In America A Media Myth…

The nurses fighting to keep their organs from liquifying beg to differ.

Via Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama claimed Oct. 20 that the left-leaning established media invented the Ebola crisis that has deeply damaged his chances of keeping the Democratic majority in the Senate.

“The Ebola crisis… [which] has been the only story here in the United States for the last couple of weeks, is not an outbreak and epidemic here,” Obama complained to his donors at a Chicago fundraiser.

“To give you some sense of perspective, around 20,000 to 30,000 [American] people die of flu every year. So far we’ve got one person dying of Ebola.”

Even though the economy is growing, Obama claimed, “people are still anxious” about the Middle East, Russia’s slow-motion invasion of Ukraine, the Islamic jihadis in Iraq and the media-magnified fear of Ebola.

But “we’ve had one case of a person dying from Ebola that brought it in from outside,” he said.

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Obama At Dem Fundraiser: “Whenever People Ask Me How I’m Doing, I Say, ‘Actually, I’m Doing Pretty Good'”…

Apparently he still smokes a lot of weed.

Via The Hill:

Despite a slew of international and domestic challenges, and “a lot of just nailbiter” congressional races on the horizon, President Obama told high-dollar donors that he is actually “doing pretty good” in his sixth year as president.

“Whenever people ask me how I’m doing, I say, ‘Actually, I’m doing pretty good,’” Obama said Monday. “I love the work. It is an extraordinary privilege to every single day work on behalf of the American people.”

Obama acknowledged that there was a “sense of urgency overseas” and that in recent weeks stories such as the struggle with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, and the outbreak of Ebola were weighing heavily on the American people.

Rev. Franklin Graham Not Afraid To Tell The Truth: Islam Is No “Religion Of Peace”…

Considering the Koran is the rantings of a 7th-century warlord who needed a new and very violent “religion” to unite the Arab tribes under his rule so they could conquer new land, how could it be?

Via CNS News:

Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,  has sometimes criticized Islam, and in a recent Facebook post questioned whether Islam is “really a religion of peace” noting that the Islamic State, in the latest issue of its magazine, Dabiq, defends slavery and the use of women as sex slaves “as a firmly established aspect of the Shariah.”

Sharia law “guides all aspects of Muslim life, including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings” in most Muslim countries, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.  “It is derived primarily from the Quran and the Sunna—the sayings, practices, and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed.”

In his Oct. 18 Facebook post, Rev. Graham, who also runs the international aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said, “Is Islam really a religion of peace? Islamic State justified kidnapping women as sex slaves in the new issue of their online magazine. They said that it is a ‘firmly established aspect of Shariah’ and anyone who denies this is denying the Koran.”

“These are the militants who are currently terrorizing innocent Iraqis right now and advancing throughout the Middle East,” he said.  “Does this sound peaceful to you?”

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Obama At Fundraiser: There’s A Stack Of “Unpaid Bills” On My Desk In Chicago – Dems Omit Remark From Official Transcript…

Via TIME’s Zeke Miller:

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And here comes the least surprising part of this story:

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Terror Attack In Canada: Radical Islamist Hits Two Canadian Soldiers With His Car Before Being Shot Dead By Police…

Here in America we call this “workplace violence.”

MONTREAL (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car Monday in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman David Falls said the suspect “was known to Federal authorities” and “authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized.”

An official familiar with the case identified the suspect as Martin Couture Rouleau, 25, of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and said he was influenced by radical Islamists. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the case.

Quebec police shot the man after two members of the military were struck by the motorist in a parking lot mall near Montreal. The suspect died a few hours after being shot.

Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet said earlier that police ended up shooting the man after a car chase in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) southeast of Montreal. After the man hit the two soldiers, he fled the scene in his vehicle, triggering a police chase that ended with the man losing control and his car rolling over several times.

Brunet said the man exited the car and was shot. He said they found a knife on the ground but he could not say if he had it in his hand when police fired their weapons. Television images showed a large knife in the grass near his flipped over car.

Police said one of the soldiers was seriously injured, while the other’s injuries were less serious. Brunet said he didn’t know if the soldiers were wearing uniforms at the time they were struck.

Lib Blog: “Brilliant Man” Barack Obama Is Being “Lynched” By Conservatives Over Ebola…

The “Progressive Christian” website Patheos gives us this gem titled:

The EBOLA Lynching of America’s First Black President: Obama, Ebola, Religious Nuts and Racism

Obama is black! They are black! He’s African! They are African! He wants to let them in with no travel ban! He wants us all to die! He hates America! He’s a secret Muslim! He wasn’t born here! He wants to take away our guns!

The white/Fox News/Tea Party/Republican/American reaction to Ebola is moving into the high gear of xenophobia, victimology and fear of the other… and a thank-you-Jesus! phase of naked opportunism: Ebola is just what’s needed to help win control of the Senate for the Republicans!

Once again ignorant white people, who fear the wider world–the world where high speed trains work, there is healthcare for all and a good education is a right–and who dismiss Christian charity as “socialism,” are about to find a new lie to comfort themselves with:

Ebola is President Obama’s fault!

And that’s the “respectable” white Republicans in Congress and Fox News talking. At the millions-strong conspiracy idiot-fringe of course (the sludge that produced and circulated the thousands of online types of silly-to-ugly anti-Obama defamation shown above) there will be talk that “He did it on purpose!”

“He” of course is President Obama. We’ve been watching a slow motion lynching of this moderate brilliant family man, a father, and faithful loving husband for near on 8 years now. He’s been accused by every kind of lie. Now he’s in the White House when God is sending us a biblical-style plague! Need more proof Obama is the devil? Need more proof God is on the side of the Republicans taking back the Senate?

I am a white privileged well off 62-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago.  The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my former friends I’m considered a “traitorous prince” since my religious right family was once thought of as “evangelical royalty.” [...]

The Republicans in Congress are so dedicated to lynching the President they’ve been willing to shut down our government and risk the future of our economy. Now they are on their knees thanking their white mean “god” for sending Ebola just in time to help them win in November and to counterbalance the facts of Obama’s monumental achievements he’s made while they have been willing to wreck the country to take the black man down.

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Moonbat Outraged By “Fascist” Students Protesting Outside Hillary Clinton Event Tries To Lick Them While Screaming He Has Ebola…

Very mature stuff.

Via Campus Reform:

A self-described progressive socialist in Michigan attacked a group of conservative students outside of a Hillary Clinton speaking engagement by attempting to lick them while yelling that he has Ebola. [...]

A group of around 25 conservative students protested the event with campus police and the Secret Service quarantining the students to an area far away from the line of people to get into the event hall. Larry Mitchell, a 63-year-old member of the St. Clair Shores Democratic Club, walked across the street to the group of students.

According to witnesses, Mitchell licked his hand and tried to wipe his saliva off on the students.

Mitchell called the students “fascists” and blamed their political beliefs for the spread of Ebola.

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Racist And Xenophobic Harvard University Tightens Travel Ban On Ebola Countries…

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Confusion ensues on the left.

Harvard Tightens Travel Restrictions as Ebola Outbreak Worsens –  Harvard Crimson

Harvard affiliates wishing to travel on University business to the countries most affected by Ebola must now obtain the approval of University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 and their respective School dean, according to a new set of guidelines the University disseminated on Friday.

Unrelated to that approval process, the new policy also mandates that any Harvard affiliate returning from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia must complete a medical screening with Harvard University Health Services before arriving on campus. Travelers could also be asked to stay away from campus for 21 days, the length of the virus’s incubation period.

The guidelines, outlined in an email from Garber and UHS Director Paul J. Barreira, expand on those detailed in August that asked for Harvard students, faculty, and staff to avoid nonessential travel to the three countries.

In an interview Friday, University President Drew G. Faust added that UHS is also undertaking a set of planning exercises to prepare for a case of Ebola at the University, training staff so that they can properly respond and recognize the disease.

“The CDC is working out its procedures, the President’s sitting in the White House trying to figure out what the next steps are, so we’re all very eager to do the right thing and define the parameters of our engagement,” Faust said.