(The Ebola Virus via Wikipedia)
If the Ebola virus comes to the United States, it’s easy to imagine tea partiers yelling and screaming about how Obama didn’t do enough to stop it, right? That could very well happen. But this is what they’re saying now:
As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) takes over large swaths of the Middle East and beheads American journalists, our Commander-in-Chief is putting “boots on the ground” to fight, not ISIS (or, as the Obama regime calls the Islamic terrorist group, “ISIL”), but to somehow fight a deadly, highly infectious disease on foreign soil.
As reported by FOX News, Obama is diverting up to 3,000 of our U.S. military to “combat” the Ebola virus in West Africa:
President Obama is expected to announce Tuesday that he’s sending up to 3,000 military personnel to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa.
Obama will announce the stepped-up offensive against the outbreak, which has killed more than 2,200 people in five West African countries, in an appearance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
So while Obama admitted that he has no real plan to combat the Islamic State, he does have a plan to use our military to “fight” a disease not affecting the United States.
The unspoken word, of course, is that since Obama is from Kenya he’s looking out for his fellow Africans, wasting resources that could go toward defeating a rag tag band of maybe 30,000 people in Iraq and Syria who, ahem, intend kill every single white person here in the U.S.
After a quick perusal of the stats regarding our military forces, it looks like we have about a million people at the ready to be deployed anywhere in the world. 3,000 is a pittance which actually kind of worries me because if the CDC is issuing time-to-prepare-warnings, I’m thinking it’s about time to prepare. They’re usually so cautious so I’m kind of scared. I’d just as soon the virus get nipped in the bud in Africa instead of here in the U.S.
(My husband was a U.S. Letter Carrier during the anthrax scare and it was terrifying.)
Anyway, tea partiers are all about the USA, USA, USA huh? If it isn’t here in Amerrica, forget about it, unless, that is, it’s ISIS and defense contractors making billions and Obama being a Muslim-loving Kenyan.
September 16, 2014 at 5:56 PM
It’s good to know that Colorado is such a crime-free, graft-free, corruption-free state that the number one priority of the Republican Attorney General is to stop the Boulder County Clerk from issuing marriage licenses to people of the same sex who love each other and want to get married:
(Image via ColoradoAttorneyGeneral.gov)
The Colorado Supreme Court today ordered Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The order was issued in response to a filing by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers on Friday asking the court to stop Hall — who was the only clerk in the state at that time giving marriage licenses to gay couples — from issuing the licenses.
The Supreme Court said it will take up the case and ordered a stay on Hall while the case is resolved.
In Friday’s filing, Suthers argued that Hall issuing licenses was causing “statewide confusion and legal chaos.”
Suthers has previously tried to stop Hall in two other courts and was unsuccessful both times.
ARE YOU HAPPY NOW JOHN? What an idiot. He’s obviously pandering to the Tea Party while trying to position himself for a run for governor but by the time that happens he’ll look like a dinosaur. Gay marriage will likely be legal in the U.S. next year.
Kind of funny actually. Guys like Suthers live in such a bubble. When you only watch Fox and you only listen to Rush you think the whole world thinks like you do.
July 29, 2014 at 6:16 PM
The word awesome is so overused but seriously, this is awesome. It’s a must-read:
(Image via GreenCoalitionofGayLoggersforJesus.us)
So, About Those Gay Loggers for Jesus and Independence Day
A town’s July 4 celebration says a lot about a community, and this holiday in Bozeman promises to be relatively laid-back, with locals typically heading for nearby Livingston or Ennis to catch their parades, then back home for stirring music and fireworks at the fairgrounds.
Just five years ago, however, Bozeman woke up to controversy when the newly formed local Tea Party decided it wanted to march down Main Street on the Fourth to protest taxes and government spending. But rather than follow the normal process for a parade permit, the Tea Party stormed a Bozeman City Commission meeting and demanded a parade permit for July 4. The commissioners were so intimidated that they ignored both the usual application process and Montana’s Open Meeting Law. On the spot, the Tea Party was granted a parade permit.
The town then learned that the Tea Party’s plan to close down Main Street for its tax protest was going to cost city taxpayers $1,100 in staff and police overtime. The irony turned out to be too much to pass up, so I applied for a second parade permit for Independence Day. And because city regulations only allowed an organization to apply for a parade permit, I made the application (with tongue firmly in cheek) on behalf of a new, contrastingly “big tent” organization: The Green Coalition of Gay Loggers for Jesus.
Included in the application was a promise that the coalition would raise the $1,100 needed to reimburse city taxpayers for the cost of the parade, a thinly veiled attempt to shame the Tea Party into not relying on government spending to finance its tax protest. Ironically, the Tea Party, based 30 miles outside Bozeman, had no qualms about asking city residents to pay for its protest event.
The coalition began raising money…
Click on more, above and read the rest. You won’t regret it. It’s wonderful.
July 6, 2014 at 2:01 PM
Funny and so true. They really have boxed themselves into a corner.
My Tweet of the Day:
June 11, 2014 at 10:23 AM
(Image via Wikipedia)
Eric Cantor (R), the supposed next Speaker of the House, lost his re-election bid tonight in Virginia to a an even more extremist candidate, Tea Partier, David Brat.
Per the chatter on the MSN (which I take with a grain of sale), I’m hearing that Brat defeated Cantor because of Cantor’s willingness to entertain the notion of amnesty for immigrants. I’m also hearing that, because of this result, any kind of immigration reform before the 2016 election is dead because Republicans are now scared shitless.
A time will come when Republicans can’t win without the Latino vote. But hating on “illegals” is a central part of their message and it brings their voters to the polls, as in what happened today in Virginia.
So what do they do?
They’ve created a monster.
June 10, 2014 at 7:55 PM
This is happening right now:
Gay couples began marrying in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Look at these awful people:
(Image via NicholsUprising on Twitter)
As the marriages took place, the state’s [Republican] attorney general moved swiftly to stop them.
Republicans are craven ideologists who can’t see the tsunami of change that’s already happened. This is a done deal nationwide. But oh no, they’ve got to appeal to those 28%ers (as in the Teabaggers).
Fools. Just freakin jackass fools.
(My brother is gay and has been since the day he was born. He came out in 1977. I am so done with this issue. Full rights to everybody already and then, to those of you who want to fret endlessly about this? Get a life. Get a hobby. Do wood carvings or sand paintings or something. Geezus. Let people be!)
June 6, 2014 at 7:18 PM
In July, 2012, just after Republicans voted — for the 33rd time — to repeal Obamacare, CBS reported that Republicans spent roughly $50 million of our tax dollars and two full work weeks on those votes knowing full well there was no way Obama was going to sign a bill voiding his own legislation.
Again, that was almost two years ago. Since then, the GOP has voted an additional 14 times for repeal, underscoring the hypocrisy of their screams about reducing the deficit and working to create jobs, neither of which they’re doing.
When I see polls and read articles about how the Republicans have a good shot at retaining control of the House and of taking the Senate in the fall, I wonder what in the hell people are thinking.
March 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM