If we’re going to elect a president from reality television, he should fill his cabinet with appointees from that same world. Here are my suggestions for how he could do so.
Paris Hilton (The Simple Life)
No one books more worldwide travel than Paris, and from what I learned from Obama’s first Secretary of State, that’s the most important qualification.
Todd Hoffman (Gold Rush)
I’m not sure if he makes more money from gold mining or being on …
Although it’s received minimal mainstream news coverage, one of the more interesting stories of the last week or so is the Reuters report that a number of banks are threatening Democrat lawmakers, in reaction to Elizabeth Warren’s call for them to be broken up. Says the article:
Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party’s tone toward Wall
So, if you’re going to appoint an Ebola Czar, don’t you think just maybe he or she should have some experience either in Ebola in particular or infectious disease control in general?
Otherwise, if just looks like you want someone to handle the political and perception issues.…
I was on the road last week, so I’m just now getting around to posting my thoughts on developments of the last few days.
Thomas Eric Duncan, the patent diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, passed away this week. Sad, but not surprising. There’s legitimate reasons that this disease is so scary.
The charges that he received inferior treatment because he was black are stupid, however.
The charges that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital erred by sending Duncan home the first time …
From yesterday during the Baylor-Texas post game, actually.
“I’ll have to be honest with you, my head is still spinning trying to think about it [the Texas defense]. They threw so many looks at us, coverage wise…I couldn’t tell you what they did on consecutive plays.”
— Bryce Petty
Great game by the Longhorn defense. Fix special teams and get even a mediocre game from the offense, and we’re in it to the end.…
As always happens with major news, further details have brought clarity and inflection to the situation.
First of all, the patient allegedly lied on his exit paperwork in Liberia, claiming that he had not knowingly been exposed to Ebola. He had, in facts been helping Ebola patients.
Apparently, Liberia plans to file charges against him.
This is unfortunate, but not unexpected. Someone who’s been exposed to Ebola, will likely face any consequence to come to the United States, where his …
Some backgrounds: My wife works in an ER. I’ve been around medical professionals my entire life. I work with quite a few in my professional life.
With that in mind, here’s why I’m not panicking over yesterday’s announcement of a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas.
1) I’ve had time to mentally prepare.
It’s been clear for months that a diagnosis of Ebola within the United States was going to happen sooner or latter. The world is too flat …
“PRESIDENT OBAMA’s declaration of war against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria marks a decisive break in the American constitutional tradition. Nothing attempted by his predecessor, George W. Bush, remotely compares in imperial hubris.”
– Bruce Ackerman in the New York Times…