Saturday, November 8, 2014

We Want Our Epidemic Back!

So, I was in the supermarket today, and I noticed that one of the tabloids is featuring a story titled "Obama's Ebola Blunders Revealed."

Blunders.  Here's the story to date:

Number of Ebola Cases in the U.S:  4

Number contracted in a foreign country by someone who then came to the U.S: 2

Number of those who died:  1

Number contracted in the US: 2

Number of those who died: 0

Number of American citizens who contracted Ebola:  3

Number of American citizens who died:  0

In summary: two people got Ebola in the United States and both of them survived.

By contrast, since Thomas Duncan, the one fatality listed above, first went to a hospital in Texas, something around 1300 people have been killed in this country with firearms.  And that many die every day from smoking related causes.

And let us remember that President Saint Ronnie Reagan saw over 20,000 people in this country die of AIDS before he even mentioned the subject in public, let alone did anything about it.

Of course, you will have noticed that once the recent election was over and the Republicans have no need to paralyze the American populace with fear, Ebola has pretty much totally disappeared from the news.  Still, while it lasted, it was great fun, I guess, beating up on the President for a situation which he seems to have handled pretty spectacularly.


Jerry Critter said...

Republicans make up their own reality.

Anonymous said...

Yes he handled it so well. Those speeches make for really good policy

Weird Dave said...

Glad to know Ebola is no longer a problem.

Green Eagle said...

Oh really, Anonymous...If only he had done more, think how many American lives might have been saved. I mean, that would be, let's see now, zero. I guess he did all he had to do.

Bush and Cheney wouldn't have been satisfied until they had channeled billions into private enterprise, without accomplishing a thing.

Magpie said...

“Bush and Cheney wouldn't have been satisfied until they had channeled billions into private enterprise, without accomplishing a thing.”

Probably a firm that would get sold out in 2 years so the funds actually end up in someone’s Cayman islands account.

Just more to add to all the millions that remain ‘unaccounted for’ amid their hair-brained schemes and monumental corruption and incompetence.

Anonymous said...

ahh yes saving companies that were on the brink anyway.
Look who parks their cash at Bain Capital. Whoa is me!

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund ($2.2 million)

* Indiana Public Retirement System ($39.3 million)

* Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System ($177.1 million)

* The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System ($19.5 million)

* Maryland State Retirement and Pension System ($117.5 million)

* Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada ($20.3 million)

* State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio ($767.3 million)

* Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System ($231.5 million)

* Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island ($25 million)

* San Diego County Employees Retirement Association ($23.5 million)

* Teacher Retirement System of Texas ($122.5 million)

* Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System ($15 millio

Green Eagle said...

And these funds, etc. are all vultures for doing so. Of course, so is anyone who spends a dollar at Wal-Mart, killing someone's job so they can save a couple of bucks on a pair of sneakers, but that's America the Reagan way- fuck you, I've got mine.

Anonymous said...

and yours is "Fuck yours,give it to me"

Green Eagle said...

Of course, giving everything we have to the Koch Brothers is just fine with you, Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes the Koch boogey man. Just hand it the politicians being they can waste it better than anyone