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  • CDC ADMITS TX PRESBY FOLLOWED PROTOCOL

    10/20/2014 5:53:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Breitbart
    CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported that the CDC admitted during a phone conference with the press that Texas Presbyterian Hospital “did seem to be following CDC protocols” in their treatment of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan on Monday’s “
  • Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the di*do card.

    10/20/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT · by sunmars · 29 replies
    Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the sex aid card. This is not a joke....She is now attacking Abbott now on sex aids.......following on from the marriage attack earlier.....
  • Catholic center in Dallas took in Ebola contacts (Duncan's fiancé & nephews)

    10/20/2014 12:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | October 20, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Bill Hanna
    Louise Troh, her son and two nephews of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are released from mandatory monitoring, but will stay at the Catholic Conference Center in Dallas for several more days, until authorities can find them a place to rent, government and church officials said Monday morning. Troh was Duncan’s girlfriend. She and the other three have been staying at the Dallas Diocese's Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Oak Cliff for the last 21 days. The gated conference center sits only a few blocks off of I-35E and is enclosed by gates and a chainlink fence. Bishop Kevin...
  • Mike Huckabee Asks Pastors Across the US to Send Sermons, Bibles to Houston Mayor

    10/20/2014 8:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/20/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said pastors from across the United States should send "thousands and thousands" of Bibles and sermons to the Houston mayor who demanded pastors turn over their sermons to the government due to their objection to an LGBT discrimination city ordinance. "I hope she gets thousands and thousands of sermons and Bibles," Huckabee said on his Fox News show Saturday, referring to Mayor Annise D. Parker. "It ought to make you mad that the mayor thinks she can turn in her pastors. And so I got an idea," Huckabee explained. "If she wants a sermon, here...
  • Constitutional fight launched over election of senators

    10/20/2014 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    t’s a movement that’s been building in recent years: efforts by states to reclaim their constitutional authority by declaring Washington’s health care laws, gun control or other restrictions simply don’t apply within their boundaries. After all, the Constitution stipulates that, except for a couple of dozen specific issues such as national defense, the powers in the U.S. rest with the states. Now a new lawsuit contends states can regain their authority by returning to the practice of having state legislatures elect U.S. senators, as the Constitution originally required. The case is being brought by author, columnist, commentator and activist Devvy...
  • Frontier employee: Airline told cleaning crews to stop wearing masks ( Ebola )

    10/18/2014 6:02:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    KDVR TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Justin Joseph
    A Denver-based Frontier Airlines employee blames the company for panicking after an Ebola sickened passenger traveled on one of its airplanes. Now, the employee, speaking anonymously, says the airline is putting employees at risk. “Frontier hasn`t done enough to train cleaners to get us the proper cleaning solution to clean the plane,”... “I think I should be able to wear a mask to protect myself,” the employee said. ... “They`re telling us now we can`t wear the mask,” the employee said. “Management said because the passengers would be freaked out by it.”
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organization’s protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • Denton fracking ban may be unconstitutional

    10/20/2014 5:22:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Wichita Falls Times Record News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Alex Mills, President, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
    The good citizens of Denton will be voting on Nov. 4 whether or not to ban hydraulic fracturing. They have been told by former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Phillips the ban on fracturing is unconstitutional. “Under the Texas Constitution, I do not believe that a municipality may ban all oil and gas drilling within its borders,” former Chief Justice Phillips said during a hearing before the Denton City Council on July 15. He said the ban is incompatible with state law, and it amounts to a government taking of private property of many mineral interest owners and operators....
  • Josephus Weeks: Ebola didn’t have to kill my uncle (Racism! he shouted)

    10/19/2014 10:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | October 20, 2014 | Josephus Weeks
    DALLAS - On Friday, Sept. 25, my uncle Thomas Eric Duncan went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He had a high fever and stomach pains. He told the nurse he had recently been in Liberia. But he was a man of color with no health insurance and no means to pay for treatment, so within hours he was released with some antibiotics and Tylenol. Two days later, he returned to the hospital in an ambulance. Two days after that, he was finally diagnosed with Ebola. Eight days later, he died alone in a hospital room. Now, Dallas suffers. Our...
  • Ebola Nurse Nina Pham’s Boyfriend Rumored Admitted To Hospital With Ebola-Like Symptoms;

    10/19/2014 9:26:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/19/14 | Maria Vultaggio
    Rumors swirled Nina Pham’s boyfriend was “secretly” admitted to a hospital with Ebola-like symptoms though nothing has officially been confirmed. Pham was the first person to contract the deadly virus on U.S. soil after she treated Thomas Eric Duncan. National fear rose the Ebola diagnosis rate would grow in the U.S. after Pham contracted the infection, especially if she had spread it to her unidentified boyfriend. Jeff George, the CEO of Alcon, a Fort Worth, Texas, company that specializes in eye care products, sent an email to staff saying someone at the company was hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms, Got News
  • Plans in place to make new hospital primary Ebola facility (TX)

    10/19/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    wfaa ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>To pick up the load, he says Parkland Hospital will now stand up a Go Team, including 50 medical specialists who can assist at any local hospital.</p> <p>There are also plans to identify a new hospital as the primary Ebola facility as soon as tomorrow. Back at Presbyterian, the health care workers enter another week of closely monitoring their temperatures for any signs of fever -- a symptom of Ebola.</p>
  • Religious Liberty Under Attack as City of Houston Subpoenas Church Sermons

    10/19/2014 4:50:40 PM PDT · by Red6 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- The battle over Houston's non-discrimination ordinance has moved from the ballot box to the church pulpit, as a group of pastors fights efforts by the city to subpoena their sermons and private communications with church members. The law, passed last June, was criticized because it could be used to allow men to use women's bathrooms, among other objections. Opponents to the law had collected more than 50,000 signatures to place a repeal measure on the ballot this November, far more than the 17,269 required. However, the City of Houston moved to invalidate the majority of the signatures,...
  • Ted Cruz Schools Candy Crowley on Travel Ban From Hot Zone Ebola Countries

    10/19/2014 4:34:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Candy Crowley should always be prepared to be schooled on her liberal assumptions whenever Senator Ted Cruz is a guest on her State of the Union show as happened today when Crowley parroted the administration line that a travel ban from the Ebola Hot Zone nations of West Africa was both unnecessary as well as harmful. Watch how well Cruz set Crowley's mind on the path to learning that a ban on such travel, not liberal shibboleth talking points, is what is needed to halt the spread of that disease into this country. Cruz follows up with a tasty after...
  • Ted Cruz Is Coming To South Carolina

    10/11/2014 8:56:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    FITS News ^ | Friday, Oct 10th 2014
    LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz - a presumptive candidate for president of the United States – will travel to early-voting South Carolina this week for a series of events.Cruz’s trip is focused on the socially conservative Upstate – where “Republicans” are currently up in arms this week after the U.S. Supreme Court’s “non-ruling” on gay marriage appears to have paved the way for the demise of the state’s 2006 same sex marriage ban. In fact Cruz will campaign at one point with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who has drawn criticism for his defense of the...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama’s Public Health Experts Can’t Be Trusted

    10/19/2014 4:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rob Garver
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday dismissed President Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar as a “political operative” without the medical background necessary for the job — and he urged Americans to ignore the judgment of government health officials because they “are repeating the administration’s talking points.” Cruz is one of a number of politicians calling for a more drastic response to the disease which, to date, has infected two Americans, both nurses who cared directly for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who contracted the disease in his home country and fell ill in Texas. Cruz’ and other Republicans have...
  • CDC to Revise Ebola Protocol, Pentagon Preps Team [ CDC Protocols used in Dallas were wrong ]

    10/19/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 34 replies
    abc news | oct 19 2014 | Mike Stobbe
    snippets- Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed. "So there were parts about that protocol that left vulnerability, parts of the skin that were open," Fauci said.
  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    10/19/2014 12:14:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo via AP ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    Troh plans to partially recover financially with a book written about her life, from growing up in Liberia, meeting Duncan in a refugee camp in Ivory Coast, Duncan's years-long quest to come to America to be reunited with his girlfriend and their 19-year-old son, and his death in an isolation ward. "It will be a love story," she said.
  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola

    10/17/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    DENVER The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought.Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He said the CDC has assured the Denver-based airline that crewmembers on the flights are at a very low risk of exposure.The airline put the pilots and flight attendants on leave for 21 days, which health experts consider the outer limit of how long it would take someone...
  • Cruz dismisses Klain as a 'political operative'

    10/19/2014 6:44:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | October 19, 2014 | LEIGH MUNSIL
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday dismissed new Obama administration Ebola czar Ron Klain a "political operative" without health-care experience. "Mr. Klain is not a doctor, he's not a health care professional, he doesn't have background in these issues," the Texas Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We don't need a White House political operative, which is what Mr. Klain has been. What we need is presidential leadership. The person who needs to be on top of this is the president of the United States." Klain is a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, and served...
  • If I Were Gay, I’d Oppose Houston’s Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I’m not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when they’ve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, “he must be gay.” Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, they’re the homosexual’s champion. For what it’s worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 146 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Family of Ebola victim Duncan holds memorial service in N.C.

    10/18/2014 8:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 18, 2014 | Ben Brumfield and Ray Sanchez
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.As questions continue to swirl about how to deal with the ever-growing fears of Ebola, relatives of the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States gathered to grieve Saturday. Wiping tears from their eyes, family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan told CNN affiliate Time Warner Cable News Charlotte he was a "compassionate and respectful young man." As relatives said their final farewells to Duncan, a Liberian national and father of four, at Rowan International Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, they...
  • 2014 Voter’s Guide For The Texas Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 1

    10/18/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 10/17/2014 | Hardhatter's Team
    On November 4th, 2014 (early voting starts October 20), Texans will have the opportunity to vote on one proposed amendment to the state’s constitution. Hardhatters offers our views on Proposition 1. Prop 1 (HJR 1)Ballot: "The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads."Summary: Proposition 1 will require the Texas Comptroller to transfer 50% of oil and gas tax revenues away from the economic stabilization fund (Rainy Day Fund) to the State Highway Fund....
  • Editorial: We recommend Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor (Wise Latina quota queen)

    10/18/2014 5:25:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    There are a couple of ways to keep your house warm this winter. You could choose the reliable heater you’ve known for years. Or you could keep gasoline and matches handy next to a fire pit you dig in the living room. Most of us are going to pick the heater. The other choice seems … reckless. Your vote for lieutenant governor isn’t so different. Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a San Antonio Democrat, has been a steady legislative hand for two decades. Her opponent, Republican Sen. Dan Patrick, is potentially explosive, impact unclear. Also on the ballot are Libertarian...
  • Editorial: We recommend Greg Abbott for Texas governor (Dallas Morning News!)

    10/18/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2014 | The Editors
    Texas’ two leading gubernatorial candidates have earned our respect despite their flaws. Republican Greg Abbott is the model of perseverance for fighting back in a wheelchair from a spine-crushing 1984 accident to become attorney general. Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis demonstrated exceptional courage with her 2013 Senate filibuster to halt legislation aimed at restricting abortion rights. These two uphold Texas’ fighting spirit. When this newspaper weighs all the issues, however, Abbott tips the balance as the candidate most capable of sustaining the state’s economic success and holding in check growing extremism in the state GOP. Texas Republicans’ hard-right swing in...
  • VANITY- CDC updated published protocols on Ebola. STILL no staff protection gear protocols! None!

    10/18/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    CDC ^ | Oct 18,2014 | NLZ
    The CDC just today updated their Ebola protocols. STILL they have no idea what protections the medical staff needs!!!!!!! They had no protective gear protocols for the medical staff in Dallas. NONE. Do a Page Save As, because when the Ebola Czar sees this page it will removed. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html
  • Oct. 18: The latest developments in Ebola

    10/18/2014 1:32:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Obama: US can’t cut itself off from West Africa President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama also pushed back against calls for the U.S. to institute a travel ban. Lawmakers have called it a common-sense step to prevent more people with Ebola from entering the U.S., but Obama said such a ban would only hamper aid efforts and screening measures. “Trying to seal off...
  • DART: Woman ill at train station not on Ebola list

    10/18/2014 12:29:50 PM PDT · by Raebie · 304 replies
    WFFA News, a Gannett Company Dallas ^ | October 18, 2014 | WFAA
    <p>DALLAS — A woman who was being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus was reported ill at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station Saturday afternoon.</p> <p>DART spokesman Morgan Lyons said the person fell ill with a low-grade fever at the station in Northeast Dallas after deciding that her quarantine period was over.</p>
  • One Last Hurrah for Texas Voter ID

    10/18/2014 11:55:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Overnight the Supreme Court refused to reverse the stay imposed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and thus allowed voter ID to be required in the mid-term election in Texas. This is procedural delay based on the idea that election rules shouldn’t change at the last second. So voter ID gets one last hurrah in Texas. But election integrity advocates shouldn’t celebrate too much. Texas Voter ID is doomed. After this next election, it is prohibited from being used. Nor should much faith be placed in any appeal. The plaintiffs won on two separate theories under the Voting Rights...
  • Ebola Victim's Family Prepares to Leave Quarantine (47 exposed to Duncan to be cleared Mon. 12am)

    10/18/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | October 18, 2014 | Randy McIlwain
    The first group of people exposed to Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die from Ebola in the United States, will no longer be considered at risk for the Ebola virus at 12 a.m. Monday. After three weeks of isolation or self-monitoring, 47 people -- including Duncan's fiancee Louise Troh, her 13-year-old son and two nephews --- will be cleared and allowed to go on with their lives.
  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    10/18/2014 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2014 | SAM HANANEL
    The Supreme Court will allow Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, the court said Saturday morning, despite a lower court’s ruling that the law unfairly targets minorities. By a 6-3 vote, the majority of justices rejected emergency appeals from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots in the state. “The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax...
  • President of Liberia apologizes to Dallas mayor for Ebola landing in the U.S.

    10/17/2014 10:58:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    The President of Liberia apologized to the Mayor of Dallas, saying she felt 'responsibility' for Ebola spreading from Africa to the United States. Ellen Johnson Sirlead, president of the nation hardest-hit by Ebola, called Mike Rawlings to express regret that the killer virus had crossed the Atlantic. Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen, brought Ebola to America in late September when he flew from the capital of Monrovia to Dallas. He was taken in to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where he died after infecting at least two nurses, who are being treated in secure facilities. Rawlings revealed the...
  • Ebola 'Screened Positive' Patient Leaves Texas Hospital After Mere Hours of Isolation

    10/17/2014 10:28:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 17, 2014 | Michelle Moons
    DALLAS, Texas – Thursday in Dallas, the center of national attention amidst multiple cases of Ebola, a woman arriving at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas “screened positive” for Ebola-like symptoms, after which she was transferred to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. She was authorized for release less than 24 hours from when she arrived at Baylor. Friday afternoon, Baylor Health released the following statement, “Baylor Scott & White Health has not received any confirmed cases of Ebola.” It continued however, “A patient presented at Baylor University Medical Center Thursday evening reporting Ebola symptoms and indicated contact with someone with the disease.”...
  • Senators Call For Travel Restrictions, Halting of Visas For West Africa Countries

    10/17/2014 2:22:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Senators on both sides of the political aisle are calling for travel restrictions on West African countries as government officials in the U.S. fail to quell concerns about the threat free travel poses to the health and safety of Americans. Democrat Senators Kay Hagan and Bill Nelson have called for temporary travel restrictions and today, Republican Senators Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn sent a letter directly to President Obama demanding the administration stop issuing visas to people currently living in Ebola stricken countries. Here is the text of the letter in it's entirety: Dear...
  • Texas Health Care Workers Who Treated Ebola Patient Told to Stay Out of Public Places

    10/17/2014 3:04:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 17, 2014 | By GILLIAN MOHNEY
    Hospital workers who treated the Ebola patient who died at a Texas hospital are being asked to stay away from any public space for 21 days. The Texas Department of State Health Services has asked the approximately 70 health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who entered the room of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan to stay home while they are being monitored during the 21-day Ebola incubation period.
  • Patient ‘Screened’ For Ebola At Baylor, Testing Not Confirmed

    10/17/2014 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10/17/14
    On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ‘ebola similar symptoms’ also triggered a positive on a verbal screening questionnaire.
  • Texan's truck has possibly the most racist decal ever

    10/17/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 104 replies
    SA Express News ^ | 10/17/2014 | By Kolten Parker
      This Texan takes bumper stickers to a whole new level. A photo of a truck with Texas tags that features on the tailgate one the most racist decals, complete with a real (and fresh) banana, that targets President Barack Obama was posted to Reddit on Thursday. "Does this Socialist a** make my truck look too big," the decal, which appears to be professionally done, reads. It also includes photo of Obama dressed in Somalian garb from a 2006 meeting in the country.  The image was taken in the East Texas town of Tyler at the intersection of Loop 323...
  • Obama sends White House aide to Dallas to coordinate Ebola response (Adrian Saenz)

    10/17/2014 12:11:01 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Dallas News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON –The president is dispatching a top aide to Dallas to coordinate Ebola response. Adrian Saenz, a seasoned political operative from Texas who has worked in Congress and, for the last 13 months, at the White House will serve as the administration’s Dallas-based liaison. “Saenz will be on the ground in Dallas and in close coordination with senior White House officials involved in the Ebola response, including Ron Klain, the Ebola Response Coordinator,” a White House aide said. The deployment helps to “fulfill the president’s pledge that state and local authorities are able to call upon any and all necessary...
  • Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches

    10/17/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Five Christian pastors will no longer have to turn their sermons over to attorneys for the city of Houston. Instead, they will be forced to turn over their speeches related to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). I don’t mean to point out the obvious here—but what do those attorneys think a sermon is? It’s a speech. According to an amended motion filed Friday in Harris County, Texas court, the city’s attorneys will no longer demand sermons related to homosexuals, gender identity, or Mayor Annise Parker—Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor. The amended subpoenas do require the pastors to turn over...
  • American Airlines flight crew shuts sick Texas passenger in lavatory [claims of racism]

    10/17/2014 9:37:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2014 | Dane Schiller
    A University of Texas professor said Friday that she was "disgusted" on an American Airlines flight as the crew, fearing the spread of Ebola, kept a woman who had vomited shut in the plane's bathroom. "I was outraged by what I saw," said Martha Selby, who is the head of the Austin university's Asian Studies Department. Selby was on Flight 2325 Thursday evening from Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago as she made her way to an academic conference. "She was making her way to the bathroom and vomited in the aisle," Selby recalled. "The flight attendants, I think, over-reacted completely. It...
  • New Patient ‘Screened Positive’ For Ebola At Baylor Hospital, Testing Not Confirmed

    10/17/2014 9:48:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | October 17, 2014
    DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ‘ebola similar symptoms’ also triggered a positive verbal screening questionnaire. Although a positive test has not been confirmed, sources says it’s not unusual to have a patient screen positive considering the wider net for ebola now over Dallas.
  • Dallas hospital that treated three Ebola patients had machine that can detect disease in just min.

    10/17/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    The Film Array can screen for Ebola with 90percent accuracy It is being using by US military doctors in West Africa Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital had one of the $39,000 devices but could not use it to diagnose diseases The military has given the Utah-based developer of the machine a $240million grant to perfect deadly virus detection The Dallas hospital that sent home Thomas Eric Duncan the first time he showed up at the emergency room has a machine that could have detected Ebola in less than an hour - but doctors were barred from using it because of federal...
  • Church Worship Is About to Change in a Big Way in This Texas City With Newly Issued Guidelines...

    10/17/2014 5:34:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 17, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth in Texas is taking precautionary action in the wake of recent Ebola cases in Dallas, issuing a “liturgical adaptation” aimed at setting amended standards for worship that could help stem the spread of infectious diseases. “Due to the upcoming influenza (flu) season and questions regarding communicable diseases, such as Ebola, we will be re-instituting the liturgical adaptations we have used in the past,” reads a document published Wednesday on the diocese’s website. “Please begin utilizing these adaptations immediately.” The document goes on to outline actions that Catholic priests and congregants should take in an...
  • Christians Can’t Accept Houston’s Intimidation Tactics Without Protest

    10/17/2014 5:14:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10-16-14 | Mollie Hemingway
    Support for legalizing same-sex marriage dropped from 54 percent to 49 percent since February, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Analysts said they had no idea why or if it was just a random blip. I joked on Twitter that my April article “Rise of the Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents” probably was the cause. But in all seriousness, perhaps seeing the totalitarianism of extremist wings of the gay rights movement has soured some people on efforts to change marriage law — or at least given people pause about the tradeoffs involved with redefining marriage or enacting broad legislation around sexual...
  • Ron Paul’s Son.. Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”

    01/16/2012 11:34:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Ron Paul’s Son Sen. Rand Paul Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”; Israelis Suprised Congressman Made Analogy Supporters of Ron Paul have been trying to make the case their candidate is pro-Israel despite his past statements and opposition to foreign aid to the Jewish state. Their job got a little harder after a two-year-old interview Rep. Paul gave to Iran’s Press TV was recently posted on YouTube in which he compared Israel’s treatment of Gaza to that of a Nazi concentration camp. In the 2009 interview, Paul talks about the “tragedy of Gaza,” comparing it...
  • Ron Paul: Israel had US OK for war on Gaza (Ron Paul sides with Hamas)

    01/05/2009 11:50:56 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 267 replies · 4,621+ views
    Press TV ^ | 1/5/09
    Outspoken Republican congressman Ron Paul says Israel had received a green light from the United States to launch an offensive in Gaza. The Texas congressman said the Israeli attack on the impoverished Gaza Strip shapes a bleak future for the whole world as it means that, "the whole idea of preemptive or preventive war is spreading." He went on to challenge the idea of Hamas threatening Israel's security and argued that "Palestinian missiles are so minor compared to the fire power of Israel, who has nuclear weapons." The US Congressman's remarks come as Israel continues to rebuff international efforts to...
  • Video: Ron Paul denounces Israel’s flotilla raid, of course

    06/03/2010 7:24:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 92 replies · 917+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    No surprise here. Remember when he called Operation Cast Lead, which was Israel’s response to thousands of Hamas rocket firings, a case of “preemptive war”? America’s Greatest Patriot wants you to believe he’s a study in non-interventionist neutrality, with his knocks on Israel a mere function of the fact that we continue to prop them up with foreign aid. Because the U.S. is kinda sorta responsible for their behavior, goes the logic, they’re fair game for criticism. Why he’d want to maintain a posture of neutrality between Israel and an eliminationist outfit like Hamas, I have no idea, but lay...
  • (Anti-Israel) Ron Paul: Blame Israel First

    12/14/2011 6:39:27 AM PST · by xzins · 81 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 13 Dec 11 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ron Paul: Blame Israel First http://frontpagemag.com/2011/12/13/ron-paul-not-anti-foreign-aid-anti-israel/2/ Posted by Daniel Greenfield on Dec 13th, 2011 Do you know who the latest Zionist on the block is? It’s the man who called Israel, “an aggressive, national socialist state” and suggested that the original World Trade Center bombing may have really been carried out by Israel. Then there’s the solicitation letter which boasted that this courageous fellow was exposing the, “Bohemian Grove–perverted, pagan playground of the powerful. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress’s Mr. New Money. The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like...
  • Airline notifying 800 people in Ebola scare: Amber Vinson's symptoms may have come earlier

    10/17/2014 2:23:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    KETV-TV / CNN ^ | October 17, 2014 | Faith Karimi and Greg Botelho
    A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner than originally believed, authorities say, and an airline is notifying up to 800 passengers linked to flights she took between Dallas and Cleveland. In addition to Amber Vinson's round trip, Frontier Airlines is also reaching out to others who were in five subsequent flights that used the same plane. Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, a day after she returned from Cleveland to Dallas aboard a Frontier Airlines flight. The nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was part of a team that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed...
  • Here's How an Ebola Quarantine Would Work in America

    10/16/2014 9:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 15, 2014 | Rebecca Leber
    On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Amber Vinson, the second Dallas health care worker with Ebola, had flown from Cleveland to Dallas on the day before she reported symptoms. Vinson apparently showed no symptoms while on the return flight to Dallas, meaning fellow passengers are at extremely low risk. Still, CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a press conference, "she should not have been on that plane." It's unclear if the CDC or officials ever instructed the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital workers caring for Thomas Duncan to avoid crowded areas and not to fly. Vinson,...