”Do everything you can to keep infected people from entering our country.”
While I certainly agree with the above statement, it is not as easy a task as one would think; especially when one considers the ‘Monty Python’ like exchange at a press conference with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden:
“My first question is, did the CDC vet this video message before it was released and posted on U.S. embassy websites, and is it true that a person runs absolutely no risk of contracting Ebola on public transportation, such as a bus?”
“Yes, CDC vetted the message, and, yes, we believe it’s accurate,” Frieden responded.
“I think there are two different parts of that equation,” he continued. “The first is, if you’re a member of the traveling public and are healthy, should you be worried that you might have gotten it by sitting next to someone? And the answer is no.”
“Second, if you are sick and you may have Ebola, should you get on a bus? And the answer to that is also no. You might become ill, you might have a problem that exposes someone around you,” he said.
So – can anyone answer Clay’s question?
It is a FACT that if anyone posting here’s wife/daughter were raped (or even had a ‘whoops’ at a high school party), they would be running to the nearest women’s clinic. Anyone denying this is a bald faced liar.
Abortion is murder…..until we say it’s not.
I have to respectfully disagree with your assessment of Bush being ”the worst president in several decades.”
Shrub was by far THE stupidest, and THE worst President ever. I think he may have been a living bobble-head.
With Obama whipping the mare (donkey?) down the home stretch with everything he’s got, he won’t be able to beat Duh.
First report: Caught at the fence.
Second report: Well, uh, he actually got farther.
Third report: He was actually captured inside the White House.
Correction to third report: He was chopping vegetables in the kitchen.
Clarification: He was apprehended in the Oval Office being interviewed for Attorney General.
~Props to Jeff Danziger
”If there were lies, they were all in it.” FALSE
”BO's just as much into the Middle East as Bush was.” FALSE, but not for lack of trying.
” Most people conclude the way the economy collapsed somebody had to do something crooked, but actually very little was illegal.”
Mmm, while you're executing a bit of political dancing semantics, (a lot of financial institutions did a lot that would be considered criminal fraud) the fact of the matter is the US govt. was bought off to the point of writing out what was once illegal – and with a stroke the pen – ta da - legal.
”Bush and Snow tried to warn congress of Fanny and Freddy's over extension.”
SNOW, not Bush, warned Congress & the White House – and was summarily dismissed because of it.
Zableedofisterix contends that, ”Nobody lied to anyone on wars.”
Oh yes they certainly did.
Dude -don’t attempt to re-write history. That dog don’t hunt.
Timbo thinks my interpretation of what Holder did (or didn’t do was actually the crux of my commentary) was bizarre.
You may think so but - Truth is more often than not stranger than fiction.
Great cartoon Clay. I do however feel a bit of sadness over Eric Holder's resignation.
When Eric Holder joined the new President Barack Obama's cabinet as Attorney General in early 2009, he was presented with a rare, historic opportunity to demonstrate the (novel) principle of equal justice under the law in action. Clear federal crimes had been committed - and sometimes publicly boasted about - by high and middle ranking officials of the outgoing ‘Cheney and his boy George’ administration as well as the gangsters on Wall St.
Instead of making criminal prosecution of publicly exposed or even publicly boastful confessed criminals his top priority, he joined the massed chorus of military, intelligence establishment, and Homeland Security minions who made waging a continued, expanded war on terror and spying on all Americans their top priority. In several of his major policy speeches, Eric Holder mentioned how every single day he thought, and studied, and strategized with top national security officials about how best to keep America safe, how best to avoid another 9/11
That, however, was not his job. His job was to be the head of the Justice Department, the top federal prosecutor of federal crimes. That is the basic core of his cabinet post level job description. Eric Holder put his energies elsewhere instead.
Everybody got a free pass - on torture, NSA/CIA snooping, lying the country into wars as well as banking and financial fraud on a massive scale.
I feel enormous sadness about that.
Meanwhile, the bad guys are laughing all the way to the bank. I'm sad, deeply disappointed, and very pissed off about that too.
I hereby nominate Elliot Spitzer as Holder’s replacement, but his attitude toward Wall St will probably guarantee he's off the list.
Quote: "Why have you rejected Christianity?"
It’s not a matter of ‘rejecting’. It is simply a matter never acquiescing to superstition.
When it comes right down to it, "Religion (in all its varieties) is "so absurd that it comes close to imbecility; and is opposed to everything true humanity holds in veneration--courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth." - H. L. Mencken
Thus; people that are together in the wonder of the universe don’t carry ‘Theocratic’ cards. And feel not the need to shunt another for top billing.