Daily Commentary – Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Preview of Tonights Podcast with Blink from Blink on Crime
- Blink will be with me discussing the Morgan Dana Harrington case and the Hannah Graham case and how the two are connected
Daily Commentary – Thursday, October 16, 2014 Download
WAPO/ABC Poll: 67% of Americans Support a Travel Ban From Ebola Affected Countries of West Africa Like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
TWO THIRDS, 67% OF AMERICANS ARE IN FAVOR OF TRAVEL BANS FROM COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY EBOLA … BARACK OBAMA GOLFS.
According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, 67% of Americans are in favor of travel bans for individuals from countries affected by Ebola, namely the West African ravaged countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. JUST 67%? Look for this number to grow considerably after a second transmitted case of Ebola has now been diagnosed in Dallas, Texas.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about a widespread epidemic of the Ebola virus in the United States, and about as many in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the federal government is not doing enough to prevent it.
Indeed, more than four in 10 – 43 percent are worried that they or an immediate family member might catch the disease. That’s similar to the level of concern about other viral outbreaks in some previous ABC/Post polls, but more consequential, given Ebola’s high mortality rate.
From The Daily Caller points out that this is not a Republican or Democrat partisan issue … their is support on both sides to put a travel ban in place. Except from the always political, PC, community organizer, Barack Obama.
The public’s support for an Ebola travel ban is growing fast, prompting more Republican and Democratic politicians to demand a White House policy reversal.
Sixty seven percent of Americans said they would favor “restricting entry to the United States by people who’ve been in affected countries,” according to a new poll by The Washington Post and the ABC News.
Only 29 percent opposed the travel curbs on people arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where 4,000 people have already died from the lethal and invasive disease.
That attitude is spurring politicians to challenge President Barack Obama’s repeated opposition to any restrictions on the entry of apparently healthy Africans who may carry the disease.
Obama’s progressive-style opposition to the travel ban may become a problem for Democrats during the remaining three weeks of the 2014 campaign, especially if more Americans are infected with the deadly disease.
New England College Polling Center: Republican Scott Brown Leads In NH Senate Race Over Incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen
Hmm … new poll has Brown ahead of Shaheen in NH Senate race …
In the most recent poll from the New England College Polling Center, has Republican Scott Brown leading the incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen for the US Senate seat in New Hampshire, 48.0% to 46.9%. The Brown lead is within the margin of error; however, trending into the lead in the final weeks before the November midterm elections is key. Breitbart.com discusses Brown’s hammering of Shaheen on being the same as Obama and too soft on immigration, too soft on ISIS and incompetent in their Ebola response. If the polls continue to trend toward Brown, currently Shaheen has a lead, the midterm elections could get really ugly for Democrats. Sorry, but partisan Democrat tracking polls do not count. If Democrats lose the Granite state, Senate Democrats could lose up to 8 or 9 seats in a wave election.
Hey New Hampshire … What can Brown do you you?
It comes after a brutal series of political bouts between Brown and Shaheen. Brown has hammered Shaheen and President Barack Obama for being too soft on immigration, creating national security and public health risks while ISIS terrorists surge into more power in the Middle East and Ebola runs rampant through Africa and has crossed into America due to Thomas Eric Duncan—the first case diagnosed in the U.S.—allegedly lying to immigration agents to get into the U.S. when asked if he had come in contact with the disease.
Interestingly, this new poll shows Brown has actually picked up a point and a half with women voters since the previous New England College poll on Oct. 3. The previous poll showed Brown getting 41.9 percent of female voters—while the new poll shows Brown getting 43.1 percent among female voters.
That’s significant because it suggests a series of Democratic Party and Shaheen campaign attacks on Brown in the vein of the infamous 2012 “war on women” have either fallen flat or backfired.
RUT-ROH … DSCC Pulls TV Advertising for Democrat Senate Challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes … VIDEO of Grimes – McConnell Senate Debate
Democrats waiving white flag in Kentucky Senate race …
Bad news for Democrats ahead of 2014 elections, the TV ads go dark from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for Kentucky Democrat Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has had a consistent lead in the polls and seems to be pulling away at the end, even after the DSCC has spent millions in ads. Put a fork in her, Grimes is done. In their Senate debate, challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes once again refused to answer the simple question of whether she voted for Barack Obama or not. She claimed her lack of a response was based on principle. I think we all know it was based on politics as Obama is very unpopular in the Blue Grass state and lost 60% to 38% to Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air.
DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky
“The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state,” a DSCC official told CQ Roll Call.
Democrats pulled their TV advertising in Kentucky from now through election day, leaving Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes without air support from the national party, which had invested heavily in trying to unseat the Senate’s top Republican.
It’s a sign of how stretched Democrats are in defending their own turf across the country that they can no longer afford to go on offense in the marquee race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
But Grimes sources insist they’ll be fine on their own. The campaign, sources said, is flush with $4.4 million cash on hand — much more than other Democrats on the ballot this year.
“Money is not an issue in this campaign,” a Grimes source said.
Note to Grimes, yes money is the only thing in a campaign when you are the challenger and the Democrats have claimed they have more than the GOP and plan to carpet-bomb the airwaves with political ads.
- Ratings for the 3rd quarter 2014 have hit an all time low, even for their more popular shows like Rachel Maddow
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A SECOND POSITIVE CASE OF EBOLA IN DALLAS, TEXAS …
A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX. This healthcare worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan, now deceased, after he was diagnosed with Ebola. The second unnamed hospital worker is a female that lived alone with no pets. UNREAL The first Texas Health Presbyterian nurse to become infected was Nina Pham. What is the CDC and the Obama White House waiting for … a full scale Ebola pandemic in the United States? It is obvious that this hospital cannot contain the spread of this virus, through no fault of his own. Hospitals and healthcare workers were woefully prepared for this. Get these patients who are infected with Ebola to the four hospitals in the US that specialize in infectious disease!!!
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has tested positive for the disease.
The health care worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital.
Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored. The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.
The worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was diagnosed with Ebola.
The preliminary Ebola test was run late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and results were received at about midnight.
Confirmatory testing on a separate specimen will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of a sick person or exposure to contaminated objects such as needles. People are not contagious before symptoms such as fever develop.
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, health officials said Wednesday — casting further doubt on the hospital’s ability to handle Ebola and protect employees.
The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said.
The preliminary Ebola test was done late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and the results came back around midnight. A second test will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
IT IS UNBELIEVABLE HOW INEPT THE FEDS HAVE BEEN IN DEALING WITH EBOLA. PUT A TRAVEL BAN IN PLACE NOW FOR ANYONE FROM WEST AFRICA COUNTRIES RIDDLED WITH EBOLA.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo and over 30 years later the CDC does not have an ironclad strategy and response to it. WHAT!!! Now after the Feds ineptitude and their spokes people looking like the keystone cops, now the CDC says they are going to start to rethink their strategy. GOD HELP US!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday said it is starting to “rethink” its Ebola strategy after the first-ever US transmission of the virus put a “relatively large” number of healthcare workers at risk.
“We’re concerned, and unfortunately would not be surprised if we did see additional [Ebola] cases in healthcare workers who also provided care to the index patient,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said.
A nurse at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was diagnosed with Ebola over the weekend, raising questions about the procedures that were followed when treating Thomas Eric Duncan.
The nurse’s infection “doesn’t change the fact that its possible to take care of Ebola safely, but it does change, substantially, how we approach it,” Frieden said.
Frieden said the government would work with state health departments, hospitals, and outside agencies to bolster outreach and training about handling the virus. That effort will “increase awareness of Ebola and increase the ability to respond rapidly,” Frieden said.
Hmm, there are many Conservatives who feel the same if Christie became President of the United States.
Addressing the NAACP New Jersey Conference on Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie offered no further clues as to whether he’d declare his candidacy for president next year, but one thing he was Waterford crystal-clear on: He really, really does not want to be a U.S. senator:
“Believe me: When I say I am never running for public office in New Jersey again? I mean I am never running for public office in New Jersey again. The only job left for me to run for is United States Senate, and let me just say this: I would rather die than be in the United States Senate. Okay? I would be bored to death. Can you imagine me bangin’ around that chamber with 99 other people? Asking for a motion on the amendment in the subcommittee? Forget it. It would be over, everybody. You’d watch me just walk out and walk right into the Potomac River and drown. That’d be it.”
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – FoxNews Pundant Dick Morris Knows Why Panetta is Bad Mouthing Obama
- He believes Hillary Clinton is behind it since it makes her look good and Obama look bad.
7 Year Old Lilleona “Lilly” Rose Badtke Missing Since 10/13/14 in Sheboygan, WI (Update: Missing Girl Found Safe)
7 year old Lilleona Rose Badtke has been missing since Monday, October 13, 2014 in Sheboygan, Wisconsen. Lilly was last seen on Monday afternoon around 3:15 pm going west on Georgia Avenue from Ninth Street. According to police, Lilleona Badtke and her sibling parted ways, and the girl was last seen walking west on Georgia Avenue near 9th Street on what would be her normal route home. The missing 7 year old was last believed to be wearing jeans, a black T-shirt with monkeys on it and a pink, white and black plaid jacket and she was carrying a Tinkerbell backpack.
Facebook page: Searching for Lilly
The girl’s stepmother said Lilly was walking home from school with her sister. She said the sister looked away and when she turned back around, Lilly was gone.
She was believed to be wearing jeans, a black T-shirt with monkeys on it and a pink, white and black plaid jacket. She was carrying a Tinkerbell backpack.
Volunteers have been gathering all night at Topper’s Pizza near 8th and Erie to search for the girl. A map has been posted on the wall and people are marking off areas that have been searched.
UPDATE I: Police Searching for Missing 7-Year-Old Girl.
Community members have gathered at the Topper’s Pizza restaurant, which is serving as a headquarters for the search. A large pizza delivery map is being used to help plot out the search areas. Searchers are being sent out in small groups to comb the neighborhood and wooded areas.
“At this point the map is actually a delivery map for Topper’s, so it’s got the quadrants, so it’s helping us quite a bit being able to divide the groups up between 4 and 6 people,” said organizer and family friend Melissa Toch.
About 80 to 100 community members have joined the search effort, and more are expected to join during the daylight. People are handing out fliers with Lilleona’s photo and information on the little girl.
Lilleona’s stepmother says she is thankful for the community’s outpouring of support. Tina Badtke says they are staying in contact with police during the search.
“We are in contact with the police, and we let them know what’s going on, if we find anything suspicious, anything like that,” said Tina Badtke.
UPDATE II: Missing 7 Year Old Lilly Found Safe!!!
Sheboygan police confirmed at 7:50 a.m. that Lilly has been found safe. We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.
Anyone with information on Lilleona’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333.
UPDATE III: Missing girl found safe after nighttime search.
This is a bit bizarre. The 7 year old spent the night at a classmate’s house but no adult in that home called this girl’s parents to tell them as such?
The 7-year-old girl who went missing Monday afternoon was found when she showed up for school Tuesday morning.
Lilleona Rose Badtke was found safe and sound at Longfellow Elementary School after apparently having spent the night at a classmate’s home, according to information released by the Sheboygan Police Department.