Scientists: "There Was Almost a Rush to Assure the Public That We Knew A Lot More Than We Did" About Ebola; Experts Now Concede Ebola May Be Transmitted by Purely Airborne Route

Incidentally, the Washington Post, which is itself an Expert at Writing to whom you should bow and scrape, reported his words as "there was a rush to ensure the public," which is not what he said, because it's stupid. And if he did say it, you throw a "(sic)" after it to indicate the error is in the quoted material, not in your own writing.

But anyway, Yay Experts. I love being falsely "ensured" by them as if I were a child in constant need of Daddy's Comforting Hand.

A team of prominent researchers suggested Thursday that limited airborne transmission of the Ebola virus is "very likely," a hypothesis that could reignite the debate that started last fall after one of the scientists offered the same opinion.

"It is very likely that at least some degree of Ebola virus transmission currently occurs via infectious aerosols generated from the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract, or medical procedures, although this has been difficult to definitively demonstrate or rule out, since those exposed to infectious aerosols also are most likely to be in close proximity to, and in direct contact with, an infected case," the scientists wrote. Their peer-reviewed study was published in mBio, a journal of the American Society of Microbiology.

The study's lead author, Michael T. Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, touched off a small furor and was condemned by some experts last Sept. 11 when he raised the same possibility in an op-ed piece in the New York Times as concern over the spread of the deadly disease was increasing rapidly....

"There was almost a rush to ensure the public that we knew a lot more than we did," Osterholm said in an interview Wednesday night, repeating a theme he has raised many times before. "But we're saying you can't rule out respiratory transmission."

Yeah. Almost a rush.

I assume he is speaking here of a proper airborne transmission, and not the layman's "airborne" transmission; either way, the experts who so ensuredly ensured us that there was no way to get ebola from the air were wrong.

Not just wrong. Arrogantly and loudly wrong.

See, the media is not particularly bright but they are Bossy and they like pretending they Love Science. So when they see an opportunity to Pretend to Be Scientists and Yell At Their Dumb Readers, they seize upon it, even if they don't have any idea about what the fuck they are talking. (Note preposition smartly undangled, all expert-like.)

The media were always wrong on this, and the CDC was always deliberately deceptive. This new information about an actual airborne route of transmission is new (ish), but even before, the CDC was falsely suggesting that "no airborne transmission" meant that you could not catch ebola except by direct contact with an infected person or his fluids, like his blood and stool.

They sort of forgot that his "spit" and vapor in his breath counted as "liquids," so you could in fact catch ebola by what the layman would call an airborne route. (Scientists do not call this path of transmission "airborne" transmission, but rather "spray" transmission or "droplet transmission.")

The CDC deliberately lied to people, and the demented little Apple Polishers of the media rushed to scream at the rest of the class that you could not possibly get ebola by anything other than direct contact.

And they were either lying or ignorant, and on this one, I'm pretty sure it's "ignorant," because seriously, they're not very smart at all and barely show any interest in doing their jobs.

And now it turns out that even that false "ensurance" was... well, even more false, I guess.

Lies In the Public Good: Vox's prolific idiot Max Fischer confessed today that he just basically always lies about Islam, in order to #StopH8.

Oh and I don't mean that in one of those blogger-lies-about-someone-admitting-to-lying sort of ways. I mean he admits it.


Yes idiot we know, we've been saying so for a long time now.

Posted by: Ace at 05:27 PM




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1 NOT FIRST?!?!?!?

Posted by: Al Sharpton at February 19, 2015 05:30 PM (2Ayux)

2 Or "assurance"?

Posted by: wheatie at February 19, 2015 05:30 PM (IAZFm)

3 Dustin Hoffman was in this movie right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2015 05:30 PM (rDqRv)

4 Not second.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker at February 19, 2015 05:31 PM (k8xvx)

5 What's wrong with "ensure"?

It's tasty.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 19, 2015 05:31 PM (L2xDv)

6 Haha, see I was right!

Posted by: lurkingestlurker at February 19, 2015 05:31 PM (k8xvx)

7 The CDC deliberately lied to people,

Not the first time, won't be the last.

Posted by: Comrade Moron ZKzrr at February 19, 2015 05:31 PM (ZKzrr)

8 Right twice this week. Damn.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2015 05:32 PM (IBmPN)

9 Can we be infected by that thing which you keep doing in our mouths?

**Govt types: No.**

Oh. Ok. Keep going.

Posted by: MFM at February 19, 2015 05:32 PM (u9UUM)

10 But, But, GLOBULL WORMING!!

CONSENSUS!!

WHY WON'T YOU BELIEVE US!?!

Posted by: Lamestream Media Betters at February 19, 2015 05:33 PM (E7Iyp)

11 CDC lied? No? I don't believe govt agencies would lie.

Posted by: Carol at February 19, 2015 05:33 PM (sj3Ax)

12 Ebola virus transmission currently occurs via infectious aerosols generated from the gastrointestinal tract

Oh damn! You mean Fartbola is a thing?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2015 05:34 PM (DMJw2)

13 ProgMedia were ignorant. That sucks but is excusable.

CDC was lying. That isn't.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 19, 2015 05:34 PM (ZPrif)

14 Yet when all of this was pointed out to the "experts" we were the crazypants people.

It's almost like these Mensa geniuses think they have any credibility left.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 19, 2015 05:34 PM (V+kmg)

15 Spot on.

In an instant, it became politically incorrect to utter a belief that didn't agree with the media or the CDC or the tweeting progressives.

Posted by: fb at February 19, 2015 05:34 PM (JVEmw)

16 It's becoming irrational to believe anything reported by the media.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at February 19, 2015 05:34 PM (IAe6t)

17 They.... lied? Fetch me my salts.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 19, 2015 05:34 PM (QCo5R)

18 Why won't they tell us the truth?

It's Cooties.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (0HooB)

19 We're from the government, and we want to help you.

Posted by: Soona at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (/HX7u)

20 Government: Your Source For Nearly Competent Science!

Posted by: The CDC at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (FcR7P)

21 Doesn't anybody science anymore?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (LA7Cm)

22 CDC was lying. That isn't.

They were lying for our own good.

We should be thankful. They allowed us to keep faith in our betters.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (L2xDv)

23 Gov't lied? Let's expand gov't, maybe they won't lie to us again. They said they were sorry and baby we didn't mean it, it's just because we care about you so much.

Posted by: fb at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (JVEmw)

24 I knew that.

Posted by: Bill Nye, MS Mechanical Engineering at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (F2IAQ)

25 But it was a "white" lie. Get it?

Posted by: The Prez at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (QCo5R)

26 But, wait! The ebola czar is gone and...whatever.

I am currently more worried about getting whooping cough and if my pertussis vaccines still work. Whooping cough would not be fun. At all. I panic over a cold like Sheldon...give me good old surgery any day and I will be fine. A cold? Much drama.

The CDC is quite the outfit these days. So, was this all to make money on a vaccine? A test? A dog wag to make the preznit look good (cause, whoa,how pathetic).

This administration makes me weary.

Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (dMEBN)

27 Air 'borne" (snicker).

Posted by: Ieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore at February 19, 2015 05:36 PM (q1BtP)

28 uh yeah it's called "lying" CDC...

either you were lying then or lying now...both can't be true..

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 19, 2015 05:36 PM (/4AZU)

29 Jen Psaki promoted to White Communications Director.

Now she can lie to us about everything, not just foreign policy.

*spit*

Posted by: fixerupper at February 19, 2015 05:36 PM (FviSe)

30 Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 19, 2015 05:34 PM (V+


I think Olsterholm has been saying this for more or less months and their plan was generally to attack him in that ad hominim style.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and his daughter at February 19, 2015 05:36 PM (HDwDg)

31 Don't breathe the air. The answer is obvious.

Posted by: Neely Grassy Tyson at February 19, 2015 05:36 PM (F2IAQ)

32 Not hard to figure out. When highly trained doctors were getting it, eith they were totally incompetent, or they were getting it another way.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2015 05:36 PM (IBmPN)

33 The rumors of zombies being burned in Yucca Mountain are utterly false and ridiculous.

Posted by: eman at February 19, 2015 05:37 PM (k01nS)

34 That Ebola Czar is still somewhere pulling down six figures, that you may count on.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2015 05:37 PM (JgC5a)

35 Hmm. Does the word "aerosol" mean anything to these twits?

Or are they actually talking abut "esurance"...

Posted by: anon a mouse at February 19, 2015 05:37 PM (/jpU8)

36 Because I obsessively latch on to a debate like a rabid dog, I pulled up a good bit of the published research on Ebola at the time, and it was all pretty explicit about the likelihood of droplet transmission and the possibility of airborn transmission, especially because of the Reston monkeys.

But all my yelling did nothing and so I dropped it. No I feel very validated. Not that anyone will notice this now that the hype is over.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2015 05:37 PM (MYCIw)

37 Chris Wallace can blow me.

Posted by: George Will at February 19, 2015 05:37 PM (i55o+)

38 Where da white wimmin at?

Posted by: Sheriff Joe Biden at February 19, 2015 05:37 PM (FHh8u)

39 I told you. Several times.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 05:37 PM (39g3+)

40 even if they don't have any idea about what the fuck they are talking. (Note preposition smartly undangled, all expert-like.)

Wait a minute isn't this how the blog pays you? Well that + dick jokes.
No dangle in the deep freeze.

Posted by: DaveA at February 19, 2015 05:38 PM (DL2i+)

41 Your right wing debunking of our lie caused the lie. In fact, it just encourages more lies.

Posted by: The Prez at February 19, 2015 05:38 PM (QCo5R)

42 Mmmmm....get over here. Let me sniff you for Ebola, baby.

Posted by: Joey Biden at February 19, 2015 05:38 PM (tUyNq)

43 Truthbomb!

Posted by: Incoming at February 19, 2015 05:38 PM (NuPNl)

44 Trust me, I know what I'm doing.

Posted by: Sledge Hammer, now working for the CDC at February 19, 2015 05:38 PM (u9UUM)

45 Look, we only lie to you cause we have total contempt for you.

Posted by: CDC at February 19, 2015 05:39 PM (ZPrif)

46 Aerolized. Yes.

But the hype, me included, was overblown apparently.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at February 19, 2015 05:39 PM (wVWRM)

47 >>>The CDC deliberately lied to people, and the demented little Apple Polishers of the media rushed to scream at the rest of the class that you could not possibly get ebola by anything other than direct contact.



And why did they rush? Because Obama. They'd have been screaming bloody murder about all this if it was a republican president. They'd have been working to incite the public. Of course the public was already invited about this so they were playing coverup for president boyfriend all while he was claiming the publics concern about Ebola was due to media hype.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 19, 2015 05:39 PM (z/Ubi)

48 No dangle in the deep freeze.
Posted by: DaveA

It's where he keeps the pudding

Posted by: JarvisW at February 19, 2015 05:39 PM (E7Iyp)

49 Next thing you tell me is that the Global Warming data and the Hockey Stick are false.


Who can I believe?

Posted by: MSM Reporter at February 19, 2015 05:39 PM (0FSuD)

50 Your right wing debunking of our lie caused the lie. In fact, it just encourages more lies.

thread winna

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 05:39 PM (39g3+)

51 Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 05:35 PM (dMEBN)

I find that unlikely since the actual Infectious Disease Czar (and undersecretary at HHS) stayed out of this because she has put the kibosh on an ebola vaccine in favor of...wait for it...one of her friends other products that didn't' work as well

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and his daughter at February 19, 2015 05:39 PM (HDwDg)

52 Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2015 05:37 PM (MYCIw)

Come closer and let me validate you some more.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 19, 2015 05:39 PM (QCo5R)

53 Ebola just needs more jobs.

Posted by: Marie Harf's Weird Red Sexface at February 19, 2015 05:39 PM (FHh8u)

54 The MSM rushed to an erroneous conclusion my ass Ace, they were just doing damage control for their boy. His administration and the people in charge of immigration were((and still are) letting people with known diseases and viruses into this country. Gotta minimize the backlash by rationalizing a narrative. FFS...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead on a new tablet at February 19, 2015 05:40 PM (TqXhf)

55 If Ebola needs more jobs, why did our Ebola czar disappear?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2015 05:40 PM (W6Tct)

56 They didnt say as much but any body who has launched a loogie or even sneezed or coughed or talked knows it carries all sort of germs. What's infuriating is when people call you nuts over the obvious.

Posted by: Bruce J. at February 19, 2015 05:40 PM (iQIUe)

57 I drink ensure every day, keeps the yang and the yin good

also do 20 reps with my hand grip exerciser

Posted by: Super Creepy Joe Biden at February 19, 2015 05:40 PM (W6iIX)

58 If we had told you the truth, you might have taken the wrong precautions.

Like voting against our patrons.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 19, 2015 05:41 PM (J0IP0)

59 45 Look, we only lie to you cause we have total contempt for you.
Posted by: CDC at February 19, 2015

That's the first honest thing I've heard from TFG administration

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2015 05:41 PM (W6Tct)

60 Does the word "aerosol" mean anything to these twits?


AquaNet!!

Posted by: Comrade Moron ZKzrr at February 19, 2015 05:42 PM (ZKzrr)

61 #saveebloajobs

Posted by: MSM Reporter at February 19, 2015 05:42 PM (0FSuD)

62 Gabe Malor hardest hit.......

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 19, 2015 05:42 PM (Zu3d9)

63 This is something up with which we should not put.

Posted by: al zimer at February 19, 2015 05:43 PM (ScUhd)

64 A rule to live by.

EVERYTHING THE OBAMA REGIME SAYS IS A LIE.

That. Is. All.

Posted by: Jukin at February 19, 2015 05:43 PM (WGm5T)

65 Remind me. Were these lies told right before an election where preezy's party was in danger? My salts. Now.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 19, 2015 05:43 PM (QCo5R)

66 I don't understand how this is even comp[arable to what the British did in Malaya in the 1950's

Posted by: Humongous, King of the Wasteland at February 19, 2015 05:43 PM (W6iIX)

67 Every time I hear the word "ensured" I see that scene from Space Cowboys where the young whippersnappers send the Ensure to the old fart's lunch table.

I guess the King's English is no longer taught in skoolz.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 19, 2015 05:44 PM (0HooB)

68 his "spit" and vapor in his breath counted as "liquids," ... airborne route. rather "spray" transmission or "droplet
transmission.")


We still don't have good lay terms for all the steps from virus laden cell explodes in patient zero to virus starts reproducing in a cell in patient uno.

liquid or dry stops some.
vapor is just molecules - evaporate = one little molecule at a time breaking away from a liquid.

I never saw anything that said how long a guy had to be dead before the virus couldn't use his cells anymore.

Posted by: DaveA at February 19, 2015 05:44 PM (DL2i+)

69 Gabe Malor hardest hit.......


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 19, 2015 05:42 PM (Zu3d9)


Come now, CBD, the lawyer will be along in a bit of time to tell us that we're overreading the highly technical work.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and his daughter at February 19, 2015 05:44 PM (HDwDg)

70 oh and my time is soon

Posted by: Humongous, King of the Wasteland at February 19, 2015 05:44 PM (W6iIX)

71 62 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 19, 2015 05:42 PM (Zu3d9)

Indeed...

none of the Ebola scenario was rocket surgery....

of course I'd probably have gotten a "go fuck yourself sven" earlier if I'd posted the link I was tempted to back then...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ga%C3%ABtan_Dugas

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 19, 2015 05:44 PM (/4AZU)

72 But the hype, me included, was overblown apparently"

The Beeb reports totals of over 23,000 cases with over 9,000 deaths, but admits that those numbers are "underestimates".

They end with "there was a slight increase in cases at the beginning of February"

Hardly "overblown"

Posted by: anon a mouse at February 19, 2015 05:44 PM (/jpU8)

73 I wouldn't have died of Ebola if my parents had ensurance.

Posted by: zombie kid from the Super Bowl commercial at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (u9UUM)

74 "The media were always wrong on this, and the CDC was always deliberately deceptive."

and yet the media will hype their unnamed inside government expert sources, their outside expert witnesses who have only just that minute even heard of the crisis of the hour. (See "Surviving the End: a practical guide by James Jay Carafno -- still free for a few more days on PJMedia store) because it is all about hysteria (Orson Wells "War of the Worlds"), creating it, manipulating it, managing it, profiting from the buzz.

Posted by: Phillipi Tesphousterous at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (1H6kg)

75 We all knew this but lied about it to protect the first affirmative action president.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Brian Williams Truth Bomber at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (WGm5T)

76 Apple Polishers

Weirdly, they also have this fetish for typing on Apple products, too.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Rascal Scooter Brigade at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (MbqmP)

77 69 Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and his daughter at February 19, 2015 05:44 PM (HDwDg)

How ironic...

I value Lawyers' analysis of science *almost* as much as I value Ray Maddow's...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (/4AZU)

78 Can Ebola be spread by Handy McVeep-like groping?

Posted by: dfbaskwill at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (MVitU)

79 O/T How's that reset button working, Hill?



http://tinyurl.com/p64e8zb

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (0FSuD)

80 Does the word "aerosol" mean anything to these twits?

Ozone layer! Save the earth! Love your mother!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (39g3+)

81 I never saw anything that said how long a guy had to be dead before the virus couldn't use his cells anymore.


#twoweeks

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (IBmPN)

82 62 Gabe Malor hardest hit.......
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February

ooooooh my

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2015 05:46 PM (W6Tct)

83 >>And they were either lying or ignorant, and on this one, I'm pretty sure it's "ignorant,"

This one?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2015 05:46 PM (g1DWB)

84 Weirdly, they also have this fetish for typing on Apple products, too.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Rascal Scooter Brigade at February 19, 2015 05:45 PM (MbqmP)

Ghey company president, so must have Apple

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 19, 2015 05:46 PM (0FSuD)

85 They end with "there was a slight increase in cases at the beginning of February"

Yeah we haven't heard the end of this story yet.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 05:46 PM (39g3+)

86 Why, look, it's not the only time today someone admits this:

https://twitter.com/CuffyMeh/status/568444869292609536

Cuffy, quoting a Vox lying liar who is a lying idiot.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 19, 2015 05:47 PM (0xTsz)

87 When anything happens that is good we will be telling you all about how it was all OBAMA that did it. Three months later when it turns to shit. We won't report on it.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Brian Williams Truth Bomber at February 19, 2015 05:47 PM (WGm5T)

88 Well, the good news is, we did not all die of ebola.

Yet.

Posted by: blaster at February 19, 2015 05:47 PM (Rx8ML)

89 Thanks for all the employment well wishes from the previous threads.

*sniff* I luv you guys...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (0HooB)

90 Hey remember when we proved that a Chevy truck would catch on fire when we rammed another vehicle into the side and put a road flare into the gas tank?


good times ! good times !

Posted by: Dateline NBC at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (W6iIX)

91 I wouldn't have died of Ebola if my parents had ensurance.

I thought you died of terminal genital warts after a bad Gardasil injection.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (4WhSY)

92 Yeah we haven't heard the end of this story yet."

Only according to the MSM...

Posted by: anon a mouse at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (/jpU8)

93 I'd watch the local news, but the damn auto dealer commercials just drive me, no pun intended, crazy.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (0FSuD)

94 the lawyer will be along in a bit of time to tell us that we're overreading the highly technical work.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) and his daughter at February 19, 2015 05:44 PM (HDwDg)

The big reason why I have very little respect for lawyers....the assumption that because they were taught how to read legal documents in a particular way that they have immense skill in understanding every other profession's documents and concepts.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (Zu3d9)

95 I'prettty sure that assure and ensure can mean the same thing, and I think in this context, they do. It's all in the mind of the speaker or writer.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (2o6Wj)

96 I travel with my special masks for me and a loved one or two. If nasty goes bad on a plane, try to pry it off me.

But I was like this before ebola, so there's that. My travel bag is ready for any emergency as I leave the rest of the plane via the exit door (like George Castaza mowing down people in a fire). I will help whoever is near me, just don't be throwing up or leaking blood out of an orifice as you are on your own. Oh, and I am fully prepared to take seat cushions for floatation devices if you are too hysterical to use yours. And my life vest will be fully inflated before i hit the raft, I don't care which tag to pull, it will be pulled.

And, the new planes have nearly zero padding, so your floatation devices are basically a piece of plywood. Good luck! I fly often and it gets worse every year.

Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (dMEBN)

97 'Overblown'

Don't think its possible but I wouldn't mine being on the receiving side of the experience.

Posted by: se pa moron at February 19, 2015 05:49 PM (zxQ4h)

98 Off topic but always useful here: instant rimshot, for the jokes and gags people throw around in here. Next time someone sockpuppets Thomas Jefferson, hit this:

http://tinyurl.com/2qr8dv

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 05:49 PM (39g3+)

99 Politifact Hardest Hit

That's the second "Lie of the Year" in three years that's turned out to be true.

Posted by: Caiwyn at February 19, 2015 05:49 PM (s26zM)

100 The big reason why I have very little respect for
lawyers....the assumption that because they were taught how to read
legal documents in a particular way that they have immense skill in
understanding every other profession's documents and concepts.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (Zu3d9)

INORITE?

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 19, 2015 05:49 PM (FHh8u)

101 88 Well, the good news is, we did not all die of ebola.

Yet.
Posted by: blaster at February 19, 2015

Convert infidel or you will die quicker
Posted by: Abdul outreach minister

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2015 05:49 PM (W6Tct)

102 The CDC on the Strain is a model of transparency compared to our CDC.

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2015 05:50 PM (cbfNE)

103 But the hype, me included, was overblown apparently.

No it wasn't, some of the containment worked and something else also. Probably it's unstable over generations in humans.

Y2K wasn't a false panic it was a damn big job well done. This was a mess, several lies and luck.

Posted by: DaveA at February 19, 2015 05:50 PM (DL2i+)

104 Link didn't come through, let's try again:

Politifact Hardest Hit: http://bit.ly/1GJ0z3O

That's the second "Lie of the Year" in three years that's turned out to be true.

Posted by: Caiwyn at February 19, 2015 05:50 PM (s26zM)

105 95 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (Zu3d9)

Look the Andrew WK bong signal is flashing...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 19, 2015 05:50 PM (/4AZU)

106 There were hundreds more cases of Ebola that we spiked. I'm the guy that decides if it goes on or not and well.

Posted by: Brian Williams Truth Bomber at February 19, 2015 05:51 PM (WGm5T)

107 @95

In this content assure was the proper usage. People also can't seem to understand how this affects us, it's called the effect problem.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 19, 2015 05:51 PM (0FSuD)

108 Text adventure game....


There's a young woman in front of you. She possibly has Ebola.


You're Vice President Joe Biden.


What is your next move?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 19, 2015 05:51 PM (AC0lD)

109 Please God, put your two cents in on BackwardsBoy's behalf.

Posted by: nope, it's not me at February 19, 2015 05:51 PM (Axa8z)

110 Are high horses immune from Ebola? Asking for a friend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2015 05:51 PM (W6Tct)

111 It's where he keeps the pudding

Clonk, ouch - that's not soothing or congratulatory at all.

Posted by: DaveA at February 19, 2015 05:52 PM (DL2i+)

112 I'prettty sure that assure and ensure can mean the same thing, and I think in this context, they do. It's all in the mind of the speaker or writer.
Posted by: bergerbilder at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (2o6Wj)


I ensure you, transitive & intransitive verbs are complicated.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Voxplainers at February 19, 2015 05:52 PM (MbqmP)

113 The Pentagon is leaking the exact details of the Military plans to retake Mosul? What the fuck is wrong with these people?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2015 05:52 PM (rDqRv)

114 Well this is reensuring.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (tu3iY)

115 @89...add one more prayer to your job, darlin.'

Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (dMEBN)

116 Thanks for all the employment well wishes from the previous threads.

Congo rats on the job, whoever you are!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (39g3+)

117 "Yet when all of this was pointed out to the 'experts' we were the crazypants people."

Likewise Obama's foreign policy, Obamanomics, Obamacare, et cetera.

If we didn't realize how well these things were actually working, despite these things _by every appearance not working at all_, it was because we were ignorant and backward, bitter clingers, toothless illiterate redneck losers.

The lavishly credentialed academic "experts", quoted at length by their friends in the media, have been wrong straight down the line with all this stuff. Time and again.

At bottom, it's tribal. Solidarity within the in-group. Obama is one of them. A resident of the faculty lounge. An Ivy alumnus. He invokes all their key tribal signifiers and in-jokes and dog-whistles. They thus can't help but endorse what he's proposing even when it's self-evidently bullshit.

I am again put in mind of Mike Rowe's recent comments about credentialism versus competence.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (noWW6)

118 What is your next move?


------
Invite to a swim party after finding out their favorite flavor of paste.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (WGm5T)

119 Politifact Hardest Hit

That's the second "Lie of the Year" in three years that's turned out to be true.
Posted by: Caiwyn

It's analytically incomplete, now with integrative complexity.

Lying is so.....passe'.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....in the bleak midwinter at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (RFeQD)

120 113 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2015 05:52 PM (rDqRv)

You ever consider there are guys )-6 and above who are terrified of having Imam Giggles Obama as commander of US forces in ground combat?

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (/4AZU)

121 107 @95

In this content assure was the proper usage. People also can't seem to understand how this affects us, it's called the effect problem.
Posted by: Nip Sip at February 19, 2015 05

There, their

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (W6Tct)

122 Posted by: Abdul outreach minister

This gives me an idea. Are ebola-infected fruit bats halal?

Posted by: Comrade Moron ZKzrr at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (ZKzrr)

123 "there was a rush to ensure the public,"


Hellooooo Ace, anyone knows we meant 'insure'...
but you have to jump on a technicality.

I certainly hope we have cleared this up for you because it was oblivious to everyone else from the start.

Posted by: Wash Po at February 19, 2015 05:54 PM (JgQLj)

124 letting people with known diseases

Can't show people their children crippled by Obama induced Honduran Polio now can we.

Posted by: WhatNews at February 19, 2015 05:54 PM (DL2i+)

125 Are high horses immune from Ebola? Asking for a friend

You cannot catch Ebola from a high horse.

Posted by: Andrew Mendoza at February 19, 2015 05:54 PM (W5DcG)

126
There, their

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (W6Tct)

You're right with your analysis.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 19, 2015 05:54 PM (0FSuD)

127 Hey, at least we can trust Obama.

Posted by: Hepcat at February 19, 2015 05:55 PM (IeR2g)

128 Politifact has to be one of the most misnamed sites on the internet.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 05:55 PM (39g3+)

129 89 Thanks for all the employment well wishes from the previous threads.

*sniff* I luv you guys...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (0HooB)

Count me in, BB

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2015 05:55 PM (W6Tct)

130 Signing the Turks to train the moderate syrians is like asking the fox to guard the chickens. These fucks are out of their minds

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2015 05:55 PM (rDqRv)

131 112
I'prettty sure that assure and ensure can mean the same thing, and I
think in this context, they do. It's all in the mind of the speaker or
writer.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 19, 2015 05:48 PM (2o6Wj)



I ensure you, transitive intransitive verbs are complicated.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Voxplainers at February 19, 2015 05:52 PM (MbqmP)

Ensure is perfectly cromulent.

Posted by: flounder at February 19, 2015 05:55 PM (FHh8u)

132 The words 'ensure' and 'assure' are not even synonyms of each other.

Posted by: wheatie at February 19, 2015 05:56 PM (IAZFm)

133 122
Posted by: Abdul outreach minister

This gives me an idea. Are ebola-infected fruit bats halal?


Posted by: Comrade Moron ZKzrr at February 19, 2015 05:53 PM (ZKzrr)

No, butt goats are.

Posted by: flounder at February 19, 2015 05:57 PM (FHh8u)

134 Behead those who confuse ensure with assure.

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2015 05:57 PM (cbfNE)

135 There Was Almost a Rush to Assure the Public That We're All Going to Die of Climate Change


No ... wait, there was a rush.

Posted by: Hepcat at February 19, 2015 05:58 PM (IeR2g)

136 My friends you have nothing to fear with an Obama presidency.


Posted by: John McCain, Card Carring Maverick at February 19, 2015 05:58 PM (WGm5T)

137 #saveebloajobs

Yes! Errr....

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 19, 2015 05:58 PM (yl/WE)

138 Us dumb knuckle draggers have to be "ensured" otherwise we might attack our betters with our boom sticks while clutching our bibles.

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2015 05:59 PM (KETbL)

139 134
Behead those who confuse ensure with assure.

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2015 05:57 PM (cbfNE)

We defriend you

Posted by: The WaPo at February 19, 2015 05:59 PM (0FSuD)

140 I had a high horse once. He just sat there and looked good and refused to do anything. He was seriously high, and not in the wacky tobaccy. My Daddy used to "find" horses from another local rancher who actually knew horses. Imagine Green Acres and that was Daddy. I cannot remember this one's name but I looked regal going no where.

I had another horse named Tony. Tough mouth. Liked his feed and would round the acre path and gallop to his trough. Every time.

My Yankee husband had one pet: one of those green turtles that have salmonella. That is all his parents allowed. We had many cats (three great cats), several good dogs, a goat, an evil rooster, a few hens foxes got and left evil rooster to chase us, horses, a Shetland pony, cows and a parakeet named Ricky Ricardo (who pecked me. I am not a big fan of birds due to childhood traumas).

So, I know high horses. I may be on one soon if things don't go my way.

Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 05:59 PM (dMEBN)

141 Don't spaz about Ebola, wingnutz!

Also, Glerbal Werming is gonna kill us all!!!

Posted by: CDC at February 19, 2015 05:59 PM (ZPrif)

142 107
Assure
to pledge or promise; give surety of; guarantee:
He was assured a job in the spring.

Ensure
to promise; guarantee: he assured us that he would come

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 19, 2015 05:59 PM (2o6Wj)

143 #IgnoranceIsStrength

Posted by: Jen Psaki at February 19, 2015 06:00 PM (8ZskC)

144 128
Politifact has to be one of the most misnamed sites on the internet.

Politifuckededfacts

Posted by: Hepcat at February 19, 2015 06:00 PM (IeR2g)

145 Jeeezzee, it's not like Google doesn't have an online dictionary or thesaurus. Look at some of the words those clowns over on NRO insert into their work that you have to look up. Worse than Readers Digest "It pays to increase your word power."

Posted by: Phillipi Tesphousterous at February 19, 2015 06:00 PM (1H6kg)

146 138
Us dumb knuckle draggers have to be "ensured" otherwise we might attack
our betters with our boom sticks while clutching our bibles.

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2015 05:59 PM (KETbL)

Stupid wingnutz. You have to catch it to find out what's in it.

Posted by: Nanzi Pelosi at February 19, 2015 06:00 PM (FHh8u)

147 Just a bunch of non Mensa dummies.

Posted by: Angora Arugula at February 19, 2015 06:00 PM (W5DcG)

148 "Yet when all of this was pointed out to the 'experts' we were the crazypants people."

Oh, and illustrating that this phenomenon is not necessarily of recent provenance, we have this classic:

"What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass."

-- Lord Melbourne

Posted by: torquewrench at February 19, 2015 06:00 PM (noWW6)

149 They admit to being full of bs after the Ebola czar!!!!!!!! eleventy!!!!!!!!!!! steps down.

Hmmmmm.

But trust us, IS is not Muslim.

How about this? You are either lying or making it up because you DON'T FREAKING KNOW!

But global warming is definitely happening because science and shut up!

Got it.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at February 19, 2015 06:02 PM (DV1jM)

150 Well even if all the Journo-lists and Scienco-tists made a tiny mistake about trivialities like Ebola and Islam it is reassuring to know that they are still infallible about Global Warming.

Whew.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 19, 2015 06:02 PM (9hikC)

151 Congo rats on the job, whoever you are!

No job yet, but an interview which went pretty well.


You're new here, aren't you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 19, 2015 06:02 PM (0HooB)

152 Seriously.

Even I didn't think that King Barky the Liar of Fecal Touch could screw the pooch anymore than on the domestic economy. I was wrong. This SMART Power!!!11!!!!elebinty of foreign affairs is an order of magnitude worse.

Final thought, talk amongst yourselfs.

Kerry is he worse than Hillary or just totally fucked by how world endingly bad Hillary was?

Me, hate Kerry but Hillary screwed the nest SoS over as bad as Obama has screwed the next POTUS.

Posted by: Jukin at February 19, 2015 06:02 PM (WGm5T)

153 146
138

Us dumb knuckle draggers have to be "ensured" otherwise we might attack

our betters with our boom sticks while clutching our bibles.


I have had car ensurance for years, what the problem

Posted by: LIVs at February 19, 2015 06:03 PM (0FSuD)

154 Suddenly everything is clear.


ObamaCare is ensurance, not insurance.

We just misunderstood him yet again...

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 19, 2015 06:03 PM (0xTsz)

155 I am assured part of Joey's restless hand syndrome is from lactose intolerance of ensure, which insurance does not cover.

Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 06:03 PM (dMEBN)

156 So, I know high horses. I may be on one soon if things don't go my way.

Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 05:59 PM (dMEBN)

Hey man, can I buy some weed off you?

Posted by: High Horse at February 19, 2015 06:04 PM (FHh8u)

157 Jen Psaki got promoted.

Truly, we live in a time of great wonder.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2015 06:04 PM (g1DWB)

158 Oh, this looks like it's going down hill quickly

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 19, 2015 06:04 PM (0FSuD)

159 I don't know about the rest of you on this smart military blog, but I got into a lot of trouble with my daddy, years ago. And I knew I was really in trouble when he said,

"Yer too damn smart for your own good."

Until the nurse asked about the bruises on my backside. After that it was all psychological.

Posted by: Phillipi Tesphousterous at February 19, 2015 06:04 PM (1H6kg)

160 Transitive Transvestite?

Hmmm....

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at February 19, 2015 06:05 PM (E7Iyp)

161 157 Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2015 06:04 PM (g1DWB)

The Simpsons was every bit the work of prophecy that Idiocracy was Jack...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 19, 2015 06:05 PM (/4AZU)

162 That Vox bit does highlight something though: most of the avoidance of using words like "terrorism" and mentioning that Islamofascists did something is not delivered by people secretly harboring Islamic faith or a desire to spread Sharia law.

Its flat out fear of being racist, or promoting what they consider racism. They think that noting the truth will cause crazed stupid knuckle dragging sister-marrying idiots to cry havoc and unleash the dogs of war, lynching arabs from every lamppost and burning crosses all across America. That's the contempt and hatred they hold everyone not from Manhattan in.

They saw their "mistake" in accurately reporting honestly about Iraq which led to war, and like that tool inspector that withheld horrors he witnessed in the country for fear of war starting, they swore they'd never do that again.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:05 PM (39g3+)

163 The Canadians were saying this approximately a decade ago.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 19, 2015 06:05 PM (hlbmD)

164 I was printed in what? 1995?

Posted by: The Hot Zone at February 19, 2015 06:06 PM (fY+fw)

165 The Vox lie in the update pisses me off not so much because of the lie, but because of what he's choosing to lie about.

Not exaggerating actual violence against Jews and Christians. Nooo.

Fucking making up Islamaphobia and then exaggerating to "curb" it.

Well, great job, Max. You curbed it so well I can't find any trace of it.

What an asshole.

Posted by: Mama AJ, borrowing Allen's vocabulary words at February 19, 2015 06:06 PM (0xTsz)

166 I smell a jewish conspiracy.

Posted by: Zombie Ron Paul at February 19, 2015 06:07 PM (FHh8u)

167 You're new here, aren't you?

No I'm just old and don't remember names.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:07 PM (39g3+)

168 >>The Simpsons was every bit the work of prophecy that Idiocracy was Jack...

Obama has gone full YOLO. He just doesn't give a shit and doesn't care who knows it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2015 06:07 PM (g1DWB)

169 I passed the Bullworth Truthbomb thing on to a friend and they howled over it.

Bullworth Truthbomb lol.

You're a funny guy Ace. And yes, I mean funny like a clown who's around to amuse us.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 19, 2015 06:07 PM (oFCZn)

170 So tired of the lies.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2015 06:07 PM (6myBl)

171 No I'm just old and don't remember names.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:07 PM (39g3+)

No wonder you can't land a decent sexbot.

Posted by: flounder at February 19, 2015 06:08 PM (FHh8u)

172 Well, I'm gobsmacked. Not.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 19, 2015 06:08 PM (FsuaD)

173 My rage meter is on overload...

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at February 19, 2015 06:09 PM (Bn6aD)

174 The media is more afraid of seeming racist and encouraging people they hate than they are in lying, distorting, misleading, and doing a horrible job. They'd rather fail utterly at their calling than hurt the narrative or be open to being called racist.

Rush said it years ago and I didn't buy it at the time but I think he's right: 90% of leftist ideology is wanting to seem like the good guy in the room. Not actually be the good guy. But seem like it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:09 PM (39g3+)

175 And it is cold as [redacted] here. Jeebus.

*fingers frozen not worky very well*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 19, 2015 06:09 PM (FsuaD)

176 >>>Vox's prolific idiot Max Fischer confessed today that he just basically always lies about Islam, in order to #StopH8.

We had to push a false narrative! Just think of all the NASA outreach work that would be undone by saying that Islamic terrorism is Islamic!

Posted by: fb at February 19, 2015 06:09 PM (JVEmw)

177 We need a list of all the most likely cities, major and minor, which might be the target of an Islamic nuke.

Then, put 'em over to Intrade, and other betting venues.

It might help inform the Moronosphere as to which places to un-ass, as another factor to go with anti-gun laws, leftists mayors, community organizers, etc.

'Cause frankly, I think this administration is A-OK with the mud-hams getting their nukegasm on, in an American city. I've not seen a damn thing to show me otherwise.

Duck. And. Cover.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 19, 2015 06:10 PM (RzZOc)

178 So all those people on planes with ebola sufferers....

Something something about breaking a few eggs something omlette.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 19, 2015 06:10 PM (FsuaD)

179 Ok. Here's the deal, morons. There was something going on to cover during the Ebola Emergency of 2014. On the bright side I cooked like crazy and froze meals which has come in handy during the nervous breakdown of 2015. Now I have to cook again.

I feel sure, under the reign of terror and incompetence of Baroque I, if we really have a bad pandemic that kills tens of thousands it will appear out of no where and we be daid. That is their idea of emergency preparedness. Or they are waiting for it to mutate with influenza or bird flu or multiple choice airborne diseases! Yehaw.

Had President Bush done this fubar he would never live it down. Ebola Czar? No one met but the media does not question this wisdom and choice. Right? pfft hand farht

Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 06:10 PM (dMEBN)

180 The Ebola Virus may live for up to eight weeks in the semen after the patient has recovered. The gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 19, 2015 06:11 PM (hlbmD)

181 I not only love science sexually, I love its infectious bodily fluids.

Ebola bukkake? I volunteer!

Posted by: zombie at February 19, 2015 06:11 PM (K4YiS)

182 WOW just saw SI's swimsuit cover. Pron comes to SI yet again.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 19, 2015 06:11 PM (0FSuD)

183 'Cause frankly, I think this administration is A-OK with the mud-hams getting their nukegasm on, in an American city. I've not seen a damn thing to show me otherwise.

Well not places like Manhattan, Chicago, LA, or vacation spots like Martha's Vineyard. But certainly anywhere else would not cause them much alarm or disquiet. And you know, never let a crisis go to waste.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:11 PM (39g3+)

184

Voxsplain it, don't spray it!

Posted by: zombie at February 19, 2015 06:12 PM (K4YiS)

185 I ensure you that I will not do that thing in your mouth.

Posted by: rickl at February 19, 2015 06:12 PM (sdi6R)

186 Ensure
to promise; guarantee: he assured us that he would come


Comedy gold here, folks!

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Voxplainers at February 19, 2015 06:12 PM (MbqmP)

187 .....alleged extreme disease violence....

Posted by: Jen Psaki, Voice Of Reason , Regime Inc at February 19, 2015 06:12 PM (7GI9v)

188 177
We need a list of all the most likely cities, major and minor, which might be the target of an Islamic nuke.



Then, put 'em over to Intrade, and other betting venues.



It might help inform the Moronosphere as to which places to un-ass,
as another factor to go with anti-gun laws, leftists mayors, community
organizers, etc.



'Cause frankly, I think this administration is A-OK with the
mud-hams getting their nukegasm on, in an American city. I've not seen a
damn thing to show me otherwise.



Duck. And. Cover.




Well, that's frightening. But I agree. I don't think Hussein Obama and his merry band of Marxists would give two hoots about a city in the South going boom.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 19, 2015 06:12 PM (FsuaD)

189 183 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:11 PM (39g3+)

I'll bet Ogabe would do the telemetry for them to hit Dallas or Kansas....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 19, 2015 06:13 PM (/4AZU)

190 Baltimore schools delayed tomorrow morning, due to cold weather.

And I love being lied to by my government, for my own good.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2015 06:13 PM (3kdx6)

191 The swimsuit issue was always a tough sell as being actually sports, but the more body paint and basically buck naked girls they put in there, the harder that sell becomes. Easy on the eyes, but Sports Illustrated is becoming like "Music" Television.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:13 PM (39g3+)

192 Oh and it isn't "islamaphobia" if the fear is based on the truth.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2015 06:13 PM (6myBl)

193 "There's a young woman in front of you.
She possibly has Ebola.
You're Vice President Joe Biden.
What is your next move?"

It depends: am I sporting an engorged throbbing member?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 19, 2015 06:13 PM (9hikC)

194 Why you should never ever read any news source other than Vox at the link: http://thesatanictemple.com/

Posted by: Voxsplains it all at February 19, 2015 06:13 PM (NHtMs)

195 Ebola Akbar!

Posted by: wheatie at February 19, 2015 06:14 PM (IAZFm)

196 Where is that whiny Nurse Hiccup and Amber (who shut down bridal store) these days? I fully expect Hiccup to be on Senator SittlingBullShite's staff (staph for you medical morons).

She was quite the pompous petunia, Hickaxe. I now forget what her bf's name was but it cracked me up. Oh, the ebola memories of yore.

Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 06:14 PM (dMEBN)

197 193
"There's a young woman in front of you.

She possibly has Ebola.

You're Vice President Joe Biden.

What is your next move?"



*types*

*deletes*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 19, 2015 06:14 PM (FsuaD)

198 A Phobia is an irrational fear.

Sooo.... how can you, by telling lies... then curb that irrational fear????

If its irrational... then REASONING will do no good.

Yet you justify telling lies... in order to 'curb' that irrational fear?

They are not... they are telling LIES to cover for Islam...

The Islam that Terrorists are TELLING US they are killing in the name of.

Now.... who would know more about said Religion... the Practitioners? (who are killing in its name).... or people who do NOT practice said religion... but then need to LIE to cover up its crimes.

Posted by: BB Wolf at February 19, 2015 06:14 PM (qh617)

199 You actually know less if you consume the state media that if you consumed no news at all.

Posted by: toby928(C) at February 19, 2015 06:14 PM (rwI+c)

200 Unless MaxFisher abandons party loyalty then apology not accepted.

But I cannot really care either way. I never did pay attention.

Posted by: bour3 at February 19, 2015 06:15 PM (5x3+2)

201 I don't believe a [redacted] thing out of the CDC. Just another mouthpiece for Hussein's administration.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 19, 2015 06:15 PM (FsuaD)

202 199 You actually know less if you consume the state media that if you consumed no news at all.
Posted by: toby928(C) at February 19, 2015 06:14 PM (rwI+c)


^^THIS. The media deliberately creates LIVs.

Posted by: rickl at February 19, 2015 06:16 PM (sdi6R)

203 Posted by: bour3 at February 19, 2015 06:15 PM (5x3+2)

17!

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Voxplainers at February 19, 2015 06:16 PM (MbqmP)

204 196 That store went out of business btw.

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2015 06:16 PM (KETbL)

205 >>They think that noting the truth will cause crazed stupid knuckle dragging sister-marrying idiots to cry havoc and unleash the dogs of war, lynching arabs from every lamppost and burning crosses all across America.

If that didn't happen after September 11th, why are they so convinced it's probable??? I don't understand.

In 2001, one person was killed by idiots so stupid they couldn't tell he was Sikh.

But we remain THIS CLOSE to roving bands of bitter clingers.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 19, 2015 06:16 PM (0xTsz)

206 People cannot be allowed to completely think for themselves- they may think incorrectly. People, especially half-educated white trash from Jesusland red-state hellholes who cook meth in trailers and fuck their sisters, cannot be trusted to do the right thing without influence. Panic and wrongness may result.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, Vermont at February 19, 2015 06:17 PM (KwXW4)

207 Aw, Rowan Farrow's show on MSNBC got canned. Fives of viewers brokenhearted.

...what, family members probably tuned in, right?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:17 PM (39g3+)

208 Analytically incomplete is a nice euphanism for filthy lie

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2015 06:18 PM (6myBl)

209 Well, that's frightening. But I agree. I don't think Hussein Obama and his merry band of Marxists would give two hoots about a city in the South going boom.

Posted by: Jane D'oh


The South is the easiest target. Mexican Petro tanker trucks waved through the border crossing or loaded onto 4WD trucks just over the Rio Grande. Drive to drug house in Ariz, New Mexico, California and Texas with one or two sent up to DC or New York and Boom.
Bet there aren't any radiation detectors on the Southern border to speak of.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at February 19, 2015 06:18 PM (NHtMs)

210 You know you're doing too much math when you see a formula in someone's hashtag

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:18 PM (39g3+)

211 196 Where is that whiny Nurse Hiccup and Amber (who shut down bridal store) these days? I fully expect Hiccup to be on Senator SittlingBullShite's staff (staph for you medical morons).

She was quite the pompous petunia, Hickaxe. I now forget what her bf's name was but it cracked me up. Oh, the ebola memories of yore.

Posted by: ChristyB now looks like Duchess of Alba at February 19, 2015 06:14 PM (dMEBN)


You have a way with sarcasm.

Here's a bottle of vodka with a rose in it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 19, 2015 06:18 PM (oFCZn)

212 Aw, Rowan Farrow's show on MSNBC got canned. Fives of viewers brokenhearted.

...what, family members probably tuned in, right?
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:17 PM (39g3+)


I wouldn't watch that shit if you paid me.

Posted by: Woody Allen at February 19, 2015 06:19 PM (MbqmP)

213 I have a friend -- actually, an ex-friend, because he is stupid stupid stupid and pissed me off -- who thinks that this African disease is called

E. boli

(Pronounced "EE-Bowl-Eye.)

Why? Because, in his stupidity, he thinks its related to E. coli infections, which he refers to simply as "getting E. coli."

Apparently, in his sciencey science brain, there are an entire family of related diseases:

E. boli
E. coli
E. doli
E. foli
E. goli
...etc.

Oh, did I mention he is a flaming liberal who Loves Science Sexually? Of course.

Posted by: zombie at February 19, 2015 06:19 PM (K4YiS)

214 "'Cause frankly, I think this administration is A-OK with the mud-hams getting their nukegasm on, in an American city. I've not seen a damn thing to show me otherwise."

Why would any jihadi do that before Obama leaves office?

It would ruin the kid-gloves treatment which international jihadis are receiving from Obama's administration.

It's AFTER Obama leaves that the danger factor spikes.

It's highly unlikely that even a Democratic successor will be as radical as Obama has been in terms of kowtowing to militant Islam. So the incentive to refrain from attacks is diminished.

And, the new incoming President will have to deal with a national security apparatus which has been gelded and lobotomized by eight years of Obama personnel policy and operations policy. (And it's not as though that apparatus was in good shape when Obama originally got hold of it, either.)

Posted by: torquewrench at February 19, 2015 06:20 PM (noWW6)

215 212 Posted by: Woody Allen at February 19, 2015 06:19 PM (MbqmP)

You watched ME though didn't you Woody?

//Ol Blue Eyes "Wrestling" Mia

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 19, 2015 06:20 PM (/4AZU)

216 Posted by: Mama AJ at February 19, 2015 06:16 PM (0xTsz)

Its because a constant State of Fear, is useful when trying to limit Liberty...

Thus, the people being fearful is in the interest of those who run the Government...

ergo, they must not actually be able to SOLVE the problem which brings on said fear....

Like.... CO2 caused Global Warming... which can NEVER be solved... because CO2 is not the cause.... thus it can be used as an excuse for more and more control.

Posted by: BB Wolf at February 19, 2015 06:20 PM (qh617)

217 205
In 2001, one person was killed by idiots so stupid they couldn't tell he was Sikh.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 19, 2015 06:16 PM (0xTsz)



On my way home from work on 9/11/01, I stopped in a gas station to buy a newspaper. There was a Sikh behind the counter. I knew he was a Sikh. I smiled and said, "thank you".

Posted by: rickl at February 19, 2015 06:20 PM (sdi6R)

218 E. boli
E. coli
E. doli
E. foli
E. goli
...etc.


You should try the fries dipped in E. Aoli.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at February 19, 2015 06:21 PM (MbqmP)

219 I'm still waiting for a container with a dirty bomb to go off in like Green Bay or Charleston. LA is the most probable target, but they're also probably the most carefully examined. I mean, the odds of it not eventually happening are basically meaningless.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:21 PM (39g3+)

220 Oh, did I mention he is a flaming liberal who Loves Science Sexually? Of course.

Banana

Fana.

Fo.

Fana.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at February 19, 2015 06:22 PM (0HooB)

221 You should try the fries dipped in E. Aoli.
Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausage


Luckily, E. aoli is merely a plant pathogen that only affects garlic bulbs, and can't be transmitted to humans, except through bad breath.

Posted by: zombie at February 19, 2015 06:22 PM (K4YiS)

222 You watched ME though didn't you Woody?

//Ol Blue Eyes "Wrestling" Mia


Are you talking to me?

http://youtu.be/ihHw3de86xs

Posted by: Woody Allen at February 19, 2015 06:22 PM (MbqmP)

223 I saw Analytically Incomplete open for The Talking Heads at the Hollywood Bowl back in '88...

Posted by: JarvisW at February 19, 2015 06:23 PM (E7Iyp)

224 O/T Jeeeebus. On the way home from the store, I had Fox on the radio.

Someone in the administration has announced to ISIS that we're coming to re-take Mosul (this summer, I think?).

My mind is no longer boggling. My brain is spinning around like a Jack Russell on a squirrel.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 19, 2015 06:23 PM (FsuaD)

225 Incidentally I've discovered the high horse

http://tinyurl.com/kjhd467

There's a Sikh who runs one of the 97 cash registers at the local Wal*Mart. His moustache is glorious, but he's a bit of a sourpuss. Really nice to my mom but otherwise very stand offish and unfriendly. It might be cultural or religion, I don't really know enough about it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:23 PM (39g3+)

226 223 I saw Analytically Incomplete open for The Talking Heads at the Hollywood Bowl back in '88...
Posted by: JarvisW


Dude: The Name of the Band Is Talking Heads.

Posted by: zombie at February 19, 2015 06:24 PM (K4YiS)

227 Just talking, no heads.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:25 PM (39g3+)

228 Yay! I was right! It's probable that Ebola is now airborne which explains why this outbreak seems so different!

Yaaaaay.

Hey, Vox Boy, you know what else is condescending? Refusing to acknowledge that the members of ISIS have their own intelligence, agency, and will and thus really are capable of believing what they believe and acting for the reasons they state. That's pretty damn condescending.

Posted by: alexthechick - Come to us SMOD at February 19, 2015 06:25 PM (IrByp)

229 Max Fisher is a fake name, yes? Like Buck Naked?

Posted by: toby928(C) at February 19, 2015 06:26 PM (rwI+c)

230 214
"'Cause frankly, I think this administration is A-OK with the mud-hams
getting their nukegasm on, in an American city. I've not seen a damn
thing to show me otherwise."



Why would any jihadi do that before Obama leaves office?




I can think of a very good reason. Obama will declare a national emergency and suspend election under martial law and stay on to "protect" us aka, open up the camps.



Bye Bye Constitution, hello Obama dictatorship, for our "safety"





Posted by: Nip Sip at February 19, 2015 06:26 PM (0FSuD)

231 219 I'm still waiting for a container with a dirty bomb to go off in like Green Bay or Charleston. LA is the most probable target, but they're also probably the most carefully examined. I mean, the odds of it not eventually happening are basically meaningless.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:21 PM (39g3+)


That is hasn't happened yet is amazing.

In most parts of LA would anyone even notice if one went off?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 19, 2015 06:26 PM (oFCZn)

232 Whatever, I heard it on The Intertoobs

Posted by: JarvisW at February 19, 2015 06:26 PM (E7Iyp)

233 225 Incidentally I've discovered the high horse

http://tinyurl.com/kjhd467

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:23 PM (39g3+)



LOL.

Posted by: rickl at February 19, 2015 06:26 PM (sdi6R)

234 219
I'm still waiting for a container with a dirty bomb to go off in like
Green Bay or Charleston. LA is the most probable target, but they're
also probably the most carefully examined. I mean, the odds of it not
eventually happening are basically meaningless.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:21 PM (39g3+)


How about Savannah? We've got Hunter Army Airfield (home of the Night Stalkers) right here and Ft. Stewart, home of the 3rd ID nearby. And one of the busiest ports in the nation. Busier than Charleston.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 19, 2015 06:26 PM (FsuaD)

235 Actually, I heard it on THE X!

Posted by: ZZ Top at February 19, 2015 06:27 PM (E7Iyp)

236 Solution there, it seems to me, is to create vaccines with no side effects.

Posted by: Fritz at February 19, 2015 06:27 PM (dVmLD)

237 Religious murder is forever descending on America, and landing in Europe.

Posted by: toby928(C) at February 19, 2015 06:28 PM (rwI+c)

238 I did notice that deft writer's dangling participle avoidance, and I thought in that moment, "Man, that is ace! Very clever dangler avoidance indeed."

Posted by: bour3 at February 19, 2015 06:29 PM (5x3+2)

239 237 Religious murder is forever descending on America, and landing in Europe.

Posted by: toby928(C) at February 19, 2015 06:28 PM (rwI+c)


Europe is so gauche.

Filled with violent, knuckle dragging Koran thumpers!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 19, 2015 06:30 PM (oFCZn)

240 I guess I shouldn't be surprised that he chooses to exaggerate something that isn't real.

It still makes my head hurt.

At least with global warming, the temps really were going up for a bit.

I mean, assuming you start from an unusually cold period.

And build stuff around the thermometers to keep them warm.

And lie a bunch.

But still...

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 19, 2015 06:30 PM (0xTsz)

241 The answer to yesterday's CRYPTOQUOTE seems on topic: The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it- Daniel Webster

Posted by: delurk ergo sum at February 19, 2015 06:30 PM (lWrWY)

242 In most parts of LA would anyone even notice if one went off?

Need to check the numbers to see what happens to cheaply chromed aluminium rims when bombarded with neutrons.

Let's see, hrm, looks like most everything above normal Al27 decays to Silicon (with a half life in the minutes to nano-seconds range), so just making the rims slightly harder to melt & recast. Chrome looks like all the heavy isotopes decay to Manganese, so again, probably won't hurt the rims at the rates we'll be seeing.

Conclusion: ain't nobody gonna care, yo.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at February 19, 2015 06:33 PM (MbqmP)

243 So, can I say "I told you so!" now?

I remember being admonished by someone here that it wasn't so, not to poke a certain Ewok with a sharp stick.

I figure that having been on the planet just slightly less longer than Vic it's pretty safe to say personal experience with diseases and first hand experience in seeing how they spread, I made the right call the first time.

And no, I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night..

Posted by: Gmac- Pulling in feelers in preperation... at February 19, 2015 06:34 PM (74McK)

244 So, sometimes Is is, even without law, and science.
Definitions. And bleeding out.

Posted by: first and last at February 19, 2015 06:34 PM (FviSe)

245 222 Posted by: Woody Allen at February 19, 2015 06:22 PM (MbqmP)

CLASSIC

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at February 19, 2015 06:36 PM (/4AZU)

246 Reposted from the last thread:


225 Incidentally I've discovered the high horse

http://tinyurl.com/kjhd467

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2015 06:23 PM (39g3+)

Posted by: rickl at February 19, 2015 06:38 PM (sdi6R)

247 Disregard that. I meant to repost that in the next thread.

Posted by: rickl at February 19, 2015 06:39 PM (sdi6R)

248 YOU CAN'T GET IT FROM SITTING NEXT TO SOMEBODY ON THE BUS!

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at February 19, 2015 06:41 PM (Y92Nd)

249 But is Max Fisher a rapist? That's the important question. If not, then, well, it's all good.

Posted by: Sabrina Rubin Erdely at February 19, 2015 06:48 PM (Yq8Z8)

250 But is Max Fisher a rapist?

No penis.

Posted by: toby928(C) at February 19, 2015 06:50 PM (rwI+c)

251 So they lied ... but it does seem they were mostly right about Ebola (almost never, or seldom) not being transmitted till symptoms are showing ... the Dallas guy was sick, even vomiting while in the house with those folks, and the nurses were out and about ... and nobody got it from them. Only the nurses that were around the Dallas guy when he was super infectious contracted it.

Not creating a panic is worth something I suppose.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 19, 2015 06:52 PM (m2kvo)

252 We didn't get an outbreak in America because we were lucky. No other reason. And if we had HAD an outbreak, we would have been trusting the people who gave us Obamacare to save us.

Apparently God still sometimes looks after fools.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 19, 2015 07:16 PM (XO6WW)

253 It's almost like you was saying black people couldn't possibly know anything about African diseases.

Posted by: Eromero at February 19, 2015 08:18 PM (go5uR)

254 Which is why when I hear something so vehemently stated over and over, with the implication that only an ignorant peasant would disbelieve the plain truth, since it was trumpeted from On High, I not only doubt their honesty, I disbelieve them until further notice.

This applies to the CDC's "public health" announcements, as well as other government pronouncements.

So far that approach has rarely steered me wrong.

Posted by: Nancy at February 19, 2015 08:34 PM (iQoIE)

255 All things considered, I believe that the BHO response to Ebola was the kicker in the 2014 election. Look at how his favorable survey results plummeted due to Ebola right before the election. Nobody believed the lies.

Posted by: Great Reagan's Ghost at February 20, 2015 07:03 PM (kfoLf)

256 Escort girls models in Moscow http://RegModels.Ru

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