WTF Open Thread

Carol TWD S5

The last post is rolling forward with 130+ comments, so I guess it’s time for a new one. I’m off today. #Yay!

If you saw last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, you know it was an explosive introduction to Season 5. I won’t spoil it for those who have yet to catch up by elaborating any further. Let’s just say that as we limp along toward midterm election 2014, the media is cooperating with additional explosives.

Case in point: The Left decided today that after two weeks of whatev-ing the ebola panic, it was time they took proper advantage of the rising fear with this new angle: Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director.

While I totally get the reaction of The Right to argue against that by inspecting the NIH budget for waste, I’m not sure this headline was the way to go: Fat Lesbians Got All the Ebola Dollars, But Blame the GOP. *STOOPID*

In other WTF news, the US military is now on board with Climate Hyptivists: Pentagon Says Global Warming Presents Immediate Security Threat. Interesting little paragraph buried halfway down:

“Climate change and water shortages may have triggered the drought that caused farmers to relocate to Syrian cities and triggered situations where youth were more susceptible to joining extremist groups,” Dr. King said. The Islamic State has seized scarce water resources to enhance its power and influence.

So urban living is the way to go in the United States, but not so much in the Middle East. More of the for me, but not for thee thinking so common in certain quarters these days. WTF? See this dazzling piece of self-absorption for what I’m talking about with that type of mentality.

In other news, the FBI missed 1,000,000 rapes. But this patriarchy apologist would like to remind you not to get too zealous about that.

The Klown had this to add:

Fremdschämen: A German term which describes the process of being vicariously embarrassed by someone else.


The Wendy Davis campaign has descended past farce and is now just embarrassing to everyone. Somebody should implement the Mercy Rule and pull the plug on her campaign before she humiliates herself any further.

Seriously, this is not fun to watch.

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83 Responses to WTF Open Thread

  1. Here’s what’s going on with FergusonOctober: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/10/13/1000-plus-protesters-begin-sit-in-at-st-louis-university-following-march/

    Dr. Cornel West was apparently arrested during demonstrations today.

  2. Lulu says:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/13/health/ebola-cdc/ “Here are five things they say the CDC is getting wrong.” No wonder the CDC head said today they may need to rethink a few things.

    • My husband, who is a nurse, took a look at the Dallas CNA case and the case of the nurse in Madrid and said he didn’t think they were being honest about how it is transmitted.

      • votermom says:

        I’ve seen speculation that the caregivers really need to be using respirators with their own air supply when the patient is getting critical and the viral load is at its peak.

      • Lulu says:

        Oh they are not being honest. She was wearing a disposable jump suit, gloves, a mask and head covering. She got her certification for acute care TWO months ago. She graduated from TCU in 2010. This was not a super experienced nurse. I think she is a very good nurse but not a particularly experienced one especially not in acute care with someone dying while leaking from every orifice. The thing that really galls me is that the CDC was in the frigging building supposedly overseeing things. This nurse followed the CDC protocols which are obviously not sufficient especially when the patient is in the later stages and just one big human container of Ebola virus. I was especially glad to see the nurses union and the infectious disease specialists going after the CDC and today they kind of admitted their protocols are not sufficient. Blaming a brave young nurse was a huge mistake.

        • swanspirit says:

          I had to back off the news for a bit . It made me physically ill to watch the MF head of the CDC stand up there like the arrogant bastard he is and BLAME THE NURSE . I am absolutely certain he would not come within 100 yards of a patient himself , but he can BLAME THE NURSE !
          They do not have enough information about how ebola is transmitted . Fruit bats can harbor the disease , and they are mammals , Both nurses who have contracted this disease have dogs . They euthanized the dog in Spain because they do not know whether the virus can be transmitted that way . So to jump to the conclusion that there was some breach of protocol by the nurse is up there at the height of ignorance .
          It is entirely possible that this nurse was involved because she volunteered for this assignment out of her sense of duty , so yes by all means let’s blame her . But seriously , I have to back off , I am far too angry . Blaming the nurse makes me want to commit murder .

  3. votermom says:

    There was an Emirates flight out of Dubai that got met by a hazmat team in Logan Airport today because 5 passengers were exhibiting flu-like symptoms.
    5 passengers puking? That’s probably food poisoning, not Ebola.

  4. Hey Klown,

    I added your post to this WTF open thread. Hope you don’t mind. I never asked if I could keep my posting privileges. I just figured since I never went yttik on you, and you haven’t yanked them, it was okay. LOL

  5. Constance says:

    Regarding the fat lesbian study. The thing is we are all fat now and it is a public health problem, but the gay men demo has less fat people. So why is that and why does the lesbian demo have more fat people or is that just a sterotype? I think it is a question worth asking but call for volunteers to fill out food and exercise logs I don’t think it should cost millions to study this. I know I am in several long term medical studies and no one pays me for my participation which is fine by me.
    But if you throw more money at research you are going to get more esoteric crap researched, you won’t necessarily get an Ebola vaccine. Besides there are different strains of Ebola and it is a virus that changes a lot. That means a vaccine is a moving target and it means it is likely a virus that is most common in some animals that don’t show symptoms. If the USA or Europe or worse any third world country develop a reservoir of wild Ebola carrying animals now that will be a disaster.

  6. So whatever happened to Louise Troh, the mother of Thomas Eric Duncan’s son, who he came here to see? I can’t find anything recent on her searching google using the last 24 hours search tool.

    • Constance says:

      I thought she was still in isolation along with her kids. So far no one but Duncan’s nurse has Ebola.

      • DeniseVB says:

        What’s even weirder is that the people Duncan was puking on hasn’t come down with it ? I’d think they’d get it before his medical team.

      • Well, as far as we know, anyway. But you would think if she was clear, they’d be broadcasting that. I’m not saying her absence is evidence that she and her group are not clear, but it’s a pretty conspicuous absence.

        • votermom says:

          They are in quarantine until Oct 19

          • Somebody says:

            I want to know if they’re quarantined how come the nephew keeps showing up in media interviews? That doesn’t seem like a quarantine to me. My husband read somewhere that they’d flown to Chicago with JJ too.

  7. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/one-obamas-military-commanders-says-obamas-ebola-plan-worthless/

    This General has the guts to say backtrak’s ebola plan is worthless

    • Constance says:

      I just hope Obama doesn’t infect the American troops he sent to west Africa to do whatever they are doing. Building hospitals? maybe, but maybe they know the Epidemic is out of control and fear a complete breakdown of government.

      • votermom says:

        I think he sent them to get infected.

        • swanspirit says:

          I wish I didn’t agree with you , but I do .

          • I think it has a more likely explanation. I can’t find the article now, but in the last few days I read one that compared the efforts at ebola containment in Liberia and, I think, Ghana. What I read suggested that Ghana had effectively contained the disease at something like 20 deaths due to superior management and monitoring their borders/ airport traffic. Liberia, on the other hand, has some issues with droves of people coming in from one of the other countries where it’s raging (either Sierra Leone, or Guinea) and the medical system as it relates to the ghettos in that country, and that’s the problem. They simply have no infrastructure to contain it, and a tricky political climate to boot. IIRC, their leader hasn’t been taking it seriously, either. I think the troops have been sent to address these issues, and while I don’t like or trust Obama, I can’t say that’s a bad call.

          • leslie says:

            I believe the country that had contained the Ebola effectively was Nigeria. At least that is what I remember reading.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Why wasn’t that young man in the Wendy video in a wheelchair ? I’ve spent many years with kids and young adults (including my own son) with varying degrees of disabilities and have NEVER seen one pushed in a CHAIR. Awkward. Miss Wendy would probably help her campaign more if she just stayed home til election day.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Number 3 is a {{facepalm}} false flag issue. Teh Precious could’ve closed it down whenever he wanted. Instead, it’s his ticket to glory, he thinks.
      At least if he ends up in Rancho Mirage we’ll know where to serve the warrants.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    WTF ? Yes, a personal Twitter best ! Meh, my others in the hashtag game, not so much 😉

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Local Boston news coverage of the “sick” flight…

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/10/13/medical-crews-respond-to-emirates-plane-in-boston/

    There, y’all are probably more updated than Obama now 🙂

  11. 49erDweet says:

    Getting sick and tired of entertainment industry “brainiacs” mis-stating reality and pushing PC junk. Latest “Bones” did a two-fer. Denigrated anyone not supporting Teh Won’s administration AND THEN claimed anyone doubting AGW hated “science”. Failed to mention AGW proponents hate “statistics”, but that’s probably not important.

  12. 49erDweet says:

    Selective memory are good. Never mind his predictions re: homicide rates, hand gun violence, global warming and world peace all tanked………………….the world in which Greil Marcus personally exists is definitely more racist than in 2008.

  13. How did I miss this??

  14. The Klown says:

  15. HELENK3 says:

    I saw different episodes of Watter’s World. people think it is funny. I think it is one of the saddest statement on today’s education system. What the hell have we done to our future?

  16. votermom says:

    Walking Dead joke

    • Ha! I do have my criticisms of last night’s premiere, but I’ll wait to see what the season brings. Suffice it to say I’m NOT looking forward to a season full of flashbacks or moving back and forth in time. Nevertheless, there will be zombie-killing, so I will remain a faithful viewer. 🙂

  17. The Klown says:

  18. The Klown says:

    A guy’s parrot disappears for four years. When it comes back, it speaks Spanish.

  19. angienc says:

    Anyone else watching Dancing With the Stars? That little Sadie Robertson (16 year old daughter of Duck Dynasty guy; Phil Robertson is her grandfather) is absolutely adorable.

    • The Klown says:

      Yeah, she’s a doll. It’s gonna be between her and Antonio Ribeiro.

      • angienc says:

        Do you mean Antonio Sabato (dancing with Cheryl) or are you talking about someone else?

        Personally, I think Antonio Sabato is too stiff. That girl dancing with Val (Janelle Parish) — personally I don’t like her (she’s got “resting bitch face” and just overall rubs me the wrong way) but the judges are slobbering all over her, is in the running. And of course Derek Hough could dance with a cardboard cut out and the judges are going to make sure they score him high enough to get into the top 3.

          • angienc says:

            Of Alfonso Ribeiro — I didn’t recognize the last name. Alfonso’s the best dancer of the stars, no contest, and I’m sure he’ll make top 3. But he *is* paired with a “new” pro (the older pros have their own fan bases, which helps with voting) & he has a tendency to talk over the judges, which doesn’t help his likability. I’m pulling for Sadie — I always prefer the ones without obvious dance training plus I’m sure it will piss off he libs. 😉

  20. The Klown says:

    • 1539days says:

      It’s the Heisenberg Voting Principle. Since we don’t do anything to look for voter fraud, we find none. Therefore, it doesn’t exist.

      This is not to be confused with the Walter White Heisenberg Voting Principle where Democrats pay people in meth to register more Democrats.

  21. 1539days says:

    Here’s what researchers wear when dealing with Ebola.

  22. Lulu says:

    The CDC screwed up in Dallas. The initial team of 10 apparently ignored the health care workers to concentrate on the Ebola dude and his family. The CDC protocols have been completely revamped AFTER the fact. NOW the health care workers are being monitored and tutored on how to use the crappy protective gear they were using. They knew they were screwed when the beautiful brave young nurse’s identity (with the darling dog) was going to be made public. Damned asshats! http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20141013-cdc-changes-ebola-care-guidelines-for-u.s.-hospitals-after-dallas-case.ece
    “Ebola care instructions at a Dallas hospital and across the country were changed by federal officials on Monday — a tacit admission that training and procedures used for America’s first case of the disease had come up short.”
    Infectious-disease experts said Presbyterian was probably as prepared as most other large U.S. hospitals for the surprise of an Ebola case. And that raises questions about how ready hospitals across the country are for the same shock.
    “They have never been confronted with a virus like Ebola,” said Dr. Alexander Garza, associate dean of public health practice at St. Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice.
    “They have never had to deliver care under such conditions,” said Garza, a former chief medical officer of the Department of Homeland Security.”
    “The need to now shift plans on the fly, after weeks of providing care, is evidence that many health officials figured Ebola was a remote threat, Garza said. It wasn’t a topic for conversation when he was at the Department of Homeland Security until last year.”
    The TOP health and threat agencies in the country have not been paying attention to Ebola and have been concentrating on other “stuff”.

    • votermom says:

      “Stuff” – lemme guess – the horrible health threats of gun ownership and childhood obesity.

      • Lulu says:

        And Obamacare. The CDC transferred funds to pay for the website implosion. Money down the toilet. That is why they tried to handle Ebola Dallas on the cheap. I thought at first they were just deeply incompetent but I think now it is because they spent their money on Obama agenda shit. Every agency is used as a political arm of the Bronco for his social justice or prog agenda or to pay off contributors. The “Republicans did it” is an attempt to cover this up. The change in protocols, etc is politically huge because they were caught right before an election. Bronco has very bad karma. Notice that Ebola dude’s family and Jackson have disappeared. They were going to be their political diversion until the young, attractive, ASIAN and sympathetic nurse got Ebola from caring for the guy. It became a PR war of the immigrants. West Africans sneaking in vs assimilated Asians with high achieving children with Cav spaniels. Then they had to switch gears fast to it is the Republicans fault. Bronco’s idiots are so easy to read. They do the same shit every time.

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