The Center for Disease Cluelessness

Nina Pham, the first nurse to get Ebola from Thomas Eric Duncan, is about to be moved from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to NIH in Bethesday, Maryland.  The other nurse, Amber Vinson, has already been moved to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

So it looks as if Texas Health Presbyterian is finally getting out of the Ebola business, which they never should have been in in the first place.

Aside from Emory and NIH, Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana have the specialized containment units and the expertise to deal with diseases like Ebola.

Awkward!

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) cynically repeated his plan to do the impossible in a debate yesterday with his Dem challenger Allison “Secret Ballot” Grimes.  He wants to destroy Obamacare “root and branch,” but keep it in Kentucky!  Um, you can’t do that.  He said he wants to keep the “website,” but Kynect isn’t just some website, it is the state version of Obamacare and would automatically cease to exist if Obamacare were repealed.  If he recognizes that Kynect is good for the people of his state, why would he want to deny health care to people in other states?

 

 

Quote of the Day

“I’m not an idiot. If Rupert Murdoch sat me down tomorrow and said, ‘We want to put you on the Fox network in primetime.’ … Well, I’m not stupid.”

Fired CNN host Piers Morgan.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/piers-morgan-cnn-111549_Page2.html#ixzz3F0tv6KFz

Fox News — perhaps the one place in the world where Piers wouldn’t be the biggest a-hole in the building, not by a long shot.

Quote of the Day

“If the latest round of polls is accurate, Democrats will lose nearly every competitive Senate race, giving Republicans full control of Congress for the first time in 10 years.

This is excellent news for Democrats.

Instead of another two years of the same old gridlock that has turned voters off of both parties, Democrats will get to kick back with a large tub of buttery popcorn and watch the Republican soap opera hit peak suds.

In the House, the Boehner vs. Tea Party plot line will heat up, as several anti-Boehner party rebels are expected to win seats now held by more genteel Republicans. The Senate may end up more like a classic sitcom: Can two grandstanders like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz run for president at the same time without driving the majority leader crazy?

The inconvenient truth for the Republican Party is that it’s not ready for prime time, yet it’s on the verge of fully sharing with the president the responsibility of running the country.”

Bill Scher, “Good News Democrats, You’re Going to Lose!,” Politico

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/good-news-democrats-youre-going-to-lose-111467.html#ixzz3EpMWX08G

Quote of the Day

“The reality is that this [Ebola] epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better.  But right now, the world still has an opportunity to save countless lives. Right now, the world has the responsibility to act, to step up and to do more. The United States of America intends to do more.”

President Obama

I wish he’d given this speech sooner, but I’m glad we’re finally getting more involved.  There’s certainly plenty of other awful stuff going on in the world, but Ebola has to be a priority too.