Bush Got More Campaign Requests Than He Could Meet

From Breitbart:

In 2006 Bush Received More Requests To Campaign With Republicans Than He Could Meet

By Debra Heine | October 14, 2014

During the 2006 campaign season, President Bush was seen as a drag on Republican candidates. With his approval rating hovering in the low forties, it was considered politically risky to be seen with the president.

Despite that, in October of 2006, Bush wasn’t so unpopular that candidates were unwilling to be seen with him.

The Los Angeles Times reported on October 1, 2006 that he the "Fundraiser in Chief" was still in demand.

Bush will spend more time campaigning for GOP candidates in these weeks before election day, aides said. The White House continues to receive more requests for Bush’s time as a campaigner than he can meet, said Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino.


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WP/ABC Poll: Democrat Party Favorability At 30-Year Low

From the Washington Post:

The Democratic Party hits a 30-year low

By Aaron Blake October 15, 2014

The Democratic Party is held in worse regard than at any point in the past 30 years, according to a new poll. The poll, from the Washington Post and ABC News, shows 39 percent of Americans now have a favorable impression of the blue team, while 51 percent have an unfavorable impression. Both are new records.

Through it all, of course, Democrats continue to have a better image than their GOP counterparts, whose favorable/unfavorable split with the American people is currently 33/56.

We will see how true this last part is in just a couple weeks. We suspect a lot of people are afraid to admit that they don’t hate the GOP when talking to the storm troopers from the DNC, that is, the news media.


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Guatemalan Prez Wants Billions To Stem Flood Of Illegals

From Reuters:

U.S. should stump up billions to curb Central America migration: Perez

By Dave Graham and Sofia Menchu | October 14, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – The United States should provide billions of dollars to help Central American nations curb the flow of illegal migrants, Guatemalan President Otto Perez said, and his government warns the problem will get worse if Washington fails to help.

We believe this is what people in law enforcement call ‘extortion.’ Others might just call it blackmail.

Last month, [Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador] pitched Washington an ambitious development plan to confront the issue.

They want to pump about $10 billion into the region to create jobs and lift living standards, with the bulk of funding coming from the United States, Perez told Reuters.



New Charges Brought Against Benghazi Attacks Suspect

From the Associated Press:

US brings new indictment against Libyan militant in 2012 Benghazi attacks

By ERIC TUCKER and PETE YOST | October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant already behind bars was indicted Tuesday on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said…

Abu Khattala, 43, the first militant to be prosecuted for the Benghazi violence, had initially been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, resulting in death. U.S. officials had described that initial, one-count indictment as a placeholder to allow for him to be brought into court and for a grand jury to hear more evidence.

That also gave them the leeway to only charge him with these lesser crimes if he cooperated and identified the other attackers.



NYT: DOD Withheld Info About Iraq’s Chemical Weapons

From Fox News:

Pentagon withheld information about decades-old chemical weapons during Iraq War, report claims

October 15, 2014

American troops were exposed to chemical weapons multiple times in the years following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, while the Pentagon kept their discoveries of the expired or degraded weapons secret from investigators, fellow soldiers, and military doctors, according to a published report.

The New York Times reported late Tuesday that American troops reported finding approximately 5,000 chemical warheads, shells, or aviation bombs in the years following the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The NYT article is about has eight parts. It is over 20 computer pages (including photos) and over 10,000 words long. Which is ridiculously long, even by NYT standards.

On at least six occasions, soldiers were wounded by those weapons, which had been manufactured before 1991.


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Nurses Union: ‘There Were No Protocols’ for Dallas Case

From Breitbart:

Nurses Union: ‘There Were No Protocols’ for Dallas Ebola Case

14 Oct 2014

CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported that he received a statement from the National Nurses United that during the treatment of Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, CDC guidelines “were constantly changing,” and “there were no protocols” on Tuesday’s “AC360” on CNN.

Cooper said that statement declared that “when Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was here at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital ‘the guidelines were constantly changing,’ and ‘there were no protocols.’”

He added that the vice president of National Nurses United reported that “the protective gear that nurses wore at first left their necks exposed.”  …

Hence the tape around the neck ‘protocol.’

[Cooper] also reported that “there are precious few facilities that are specially equipped to safely treat Ebola patients…there are just four of these centers in the United States” “if you’re thinking that these are hospitals with dozens or hundreds of beds each and that they can handle a real outbreak, well we’re learning something far different.”

CNN Special Investigations Unit Reporter Drew Griffin declared that there were only 19 beds total at these four facilities, but that because of logistical constraints at the facility in Omaha, the US really only has 11 beds.


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Nurses Union: Duncan Was Not Isolated, Waste Piled Up

Via Breitbart:

Nurses Union: Duncan Not Put In Isolation, Waste Piled Nearly Up to Ceiling

October 14, 2014

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on further allegations made by a nurses union that Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was not put into isolation, allowed his blood to circulate through the hospital’s tube system, and that waste “piled up nearly to the ceiling” inside patient’s rooms on Tuesday’s “CNN Tonight.”

Gupta said that the National Nurses United [union] stated that they were informed by nurses that “Mr. Duncan was not in isolation. He was not in isolation for several hours, despite the fact that a nursing supervisor asked that he go into isolation, and that he may have come in contact with seven patients at that time.”

Presumably they are talking about while Mr.


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Second Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

From the Associated Press:

Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola


DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

The department said in a statement that the worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Health officials said the worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan, who was diagnosed with Ebola after coming to the U.S. from Liberia. Duncan died Oct. 8.

The department said a preliminary Ebola test was conducted late Tuesday at a state public health laboratory in Austin, Texas, and came back positive during the night.


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Obama’s Columbus Day: ‘Violence, Disease, Deprivation’

From CNS News:

Obama’s Columbus Day Proclamation: History ‘Marred’ with ‘Violence, Disease, and Deprivation’

By Penny Starr | October 13, 2014

(CNSNew.com) – In a presidential action issued on Friday, proclaiming Oct. 13 as Columbus Day, President Barack Obama noted that a “new history” launched by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the new world included the history of American Indians, which he said is “marred with long and shameful chapters of violence, disease, and deprivation.”

Was Mr. Obama talking about history after Columbus or his own tenure in office?

“In a new world, a history was written,” said Obama’s proclamation, required by a 1934 Congressional Joint Resolution. “It tells the story of an idea – that all women and men are created equal – and a people’s struggle to fulfill it.



Chuck Hagel: Climate Change Will Challenge US Military

From the Associated Press:

Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | October 13, 2014

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America’s military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday.

So the US military isn’t as tough as the US Post Office? Which is not daunted by ‘either snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night.’

Addressing a conference of military leaders as the Pentagon released a new report on the issue, Hagel said, "Our militaries’ readiness could be tested, and our capabilities could be stressed." …

And none of that is due to Obama cutting trillions from our defense budget.


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Army Faces Equipment, Training Risks With Budget Cuts

From an unfazed Reuters:

U.S. Army says it faces huge equipment, training risks with budget cuts

By Andrea Shalal | October 13, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army warned on Monday that mandatory budget cuts due to resume in fiscal 2016 would be devastating to a service that is already facing huge risks as it tries to keep forces ready for battle, replace aging equipment and respond to crises around the world.

The only cuts that are left in the sequester are cuts to the military. And, in reality, they are chicken feed compared to the in cuts that Obama had already implemented over the next decade. Which amount to trillions of dollars.

But, of course, none of this will be allowed to hurt the Pentagon’s efforts to combat climate change.


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ISIS: Enslaving Yazidi Women, Children Is ‘Spoils Of War’

From Reuters:

Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq

By Isabel Coles | October 13, 2014

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) – The Islamic State group said it enslaved families from the minority Yazidi sect after overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq, in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of war.

Wow. ISIS sound almost as bad as Republicans. Of course, the media and the rest of the left will never attack them like they attack Republicans

In an article in its English-language online magazine Dabiq, the group provides what it says is religious justification for the enslavement of defeated "idolators". The ancient custom of enslavement had fallen out of use because of deviation from true Islam, but was revived when fighters overran Yazidi villages in Iraq’s Sinjar region.


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ISIS Takes Training Camp, Bombs Baghdad On Holy Day

From the Associated Press:

Militants take Iraq army camp as bombs hit Baghdad

By VIVIAN SALAMA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | October 13, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group on Monday captured a military training camp in western Iraq, inching closer to full control of the restive Anbar province, as a spate of deadly bombings shook Baghdad, hitting mostly Shiite neighborhoods and leaving at least 30 dead.

How much US blood was spilled fighting for control of the Anbar Province? One casualty counting website says that at least 1,335 ‘Coalition’ troops were killed there.

The attacks, which came as Iraqi Shiites marked a major holiday for their sect with families crowding the streets in celebration, raised new concerns that the Sunni militant group is making gains despite U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.


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Turkey Denies Any Air Base Deal With US, Bombs Kurds

From the Associated Press:

Turkey: No new deal with US on using air base

By SUZAN FRASER and RYAN LUCAS | October 13, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO allies Turkey and the United States differed Monday on where they stand on the use of a key air base, with Turkish officials denying reports from the United States that there was a new agreement on its use for operations against Islamic State militants. The impasse suggests that major differences remain between the two sides…

Ya think?

U.S. officials said again Monday that Turkey would let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including Incirlik air base, which is within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against the Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.



CDC Wants ‘Dedicated Hospitals’ To Handle Ebola Cases

From Bloomberg:

Dedicated Ebola Hospitals Sought After Nurse’s Infection

By Caroline Chen and Kelly Gilblom | October 14, 2014

U.S. and local health officials want to set up dedicated hospitals in each state for Ebola patients, part of a new emphasis on safety for health-care workers after a nurse caring for an infected patient in Dallas tested positive for the virus.

And never mind that the CDC director has repeatedly said that every hospitals in the US knows how to stop the spread of Ebola, even though it is difficult.

In fact, Dr. Thomas Frieden stated in written testimony to a House foreign affairs subcommittee in August that: "We know how to stop Ebola with strict infection control practices which are already in widespread use in American hospitals, and by stopping it at the source in Africa."– And, of course, he says we can stop it at its source in Africa by allowing people from Africa to come to the US.


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