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(Northwest Indiana Times)   Representative Todd Rokita(R-IN) is first to link Ebola to Central American refugees based on likelihood of morons believing it and blaming 0bama   (nwitimes.com) divider line 431
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2014-08-05 09:42:11 AM
Breitbart, Drudge and aun-TV.com?

I mean, doesn't get more respectable than that, really.
 
2014-08-05 09:42:20 AM

Khellendros: This guy's a dangerous idiot.

There's a legitimate health concern with people coming out of Central America carrying communicable diseases into the United States.  Of course, all of the kids coming in should be tested and held for a period of observation to make sure nothing particularly nasty comes into the country.  Absolutely legitimate concern.  Totally fine with that.

Then you have this guy going off about Ebola, and turning the minor - but legitimate - health concern of refugees crossing the border into a political football to scare people and blame the Executive Branch.  That's irresponsible from every conceivable angle.


during one of the GOP primary debates, Michelle Bachman actually said that the HPV vaccine gave mental retardation to a girl. Even the idiots that believe in the autism/vaccine link blame the immunizations received during infancy, which is when a parent or doctor may determine that a child has missed out on developmental stages and probably has a cognitive disability. But Bachman brought it to a whole new level by suggesting that a vaccine administered to girls ages 11-12 could cause spontaneous mental retardation. Her response when the media called her out on the dangers of making such uninformed statements that could cause a health panic... "well, i'm not a doctor".

This is the republican party... a bunch of idiots giving their uninformed opinions on subjects they do not understand without any regard for the consequences
 
2014-08-05 09:45:36 AM
It is so scary to see how the mentality that lead to the Japanese Internment camps of WW II still exists today.
 
2014-08-05 09:47:41 AM
FEAR the BROWN PEOPLE!  Not only are they taking your jobs, they may take your LIFE!  Donate to the GOP to save your very life!
 
2014-08-05 09:48:14 AM

Mikey1969: Tricky Chicken Farker: Welcome to totally not liberal Fark, where over 90% if the politics articles over the last day have promoted liberal positions.

"Promoting liberal positions" is NOT the same as 'laughing at conservative positions because they are absolutely retarded', sport. Fixed your Fark handle for you, too, BTW.


Fark, like reality, has a liberal bias.
 
2014-08-05 09:48:32 AM

BlindRaise: Fark.com is hands down of the most feverish liberal circle jerks in existence... yet somehow I can't look away!


Good. Maybe you'll learn something.

We'll find out if you're a real American or a RINO. It's pretty easy because fact are like kryptonite to conservatives.

1) Where was Barack Obama born?
2) The economy is in ________ shape now than when George W Bush left office.
3) True or False - Ambassador Chris Stevens knew a secret about Hillary and that's why he's no longer alive.
 
2014-08-05 09:48:55 AM

Deathfrogg: dwrash: Mrs.Sharpier: dwrash: Ebola... probably no.  But we do know they are bring other diseases like scabbies, measels, small pox, etc.

We should apprehend them all and put them in quarantine, like we used to do on Ellis Island, until we are sure they are safe to be moved elsewhere among the general public...

The southern influx of immigrants is already an environmental disaster, lets not allow it to become a public health disaster.

How has it been an environmental disaster?

They are crossing in environmentally sensitive national and state parks and leaving their trash all over the place.. and trampling endangered flora.  This issue has been known for over a decade.

http://www.nyu.edu/classes/keefer/EvergreenEnergy/oakesr.html

[cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]

Yep, they look illegal to me.


No, there is a very legitimate issue here. Having lived in AZ(And having spent a lot of time in a town 10 miles from the border), this is a real thing. The farmers and ranchers complaining about this around 2000-2004 or or so is where this started. They actually have a legitimate beef.

i.ytimg.com

This gives no credence to the "Ebola monkeys are dressing up like Mexicans" shiat they're spouting here, but the environmental damage is far worse than a couple of rednecks on ATVs.
 
2014-08-05 09:49:29 AM
Farking Canuck:...

Is it that they are phenomenally stupid or that they are knowingly exploiting the stupidity of their constituents?


Yes.
 
2014-08-05 09:50:17 AM

Tricky Chicken: Welcome to totally not liberal Fark, where over 90% if the politics articles over the last day have promoted liberal positions.


Oh for fark's sake. Fark is a silly-news aggregator that also mixes in a few important issues that get lots of comments because both kinds of links get clicks and generate ad revenue. The fact that so many conservative positions fall in the silly-news category is hardly Fark's fault.
 
2014-08-05 09:50:21 AM

Destructor: Why did he reach for hyperbole when we have perfectly good reality.

Incurable ("Drug resistant") highly infectious tuberculosis is scary enough, thanks.


And is no more common in Central America than it is in the US,,,
img.static.reliefweb.int
 
2014-08-05 09:50:34 AM
He didn't actually suggest that the south american illegals actually HAD ebola, he mentioned that they could well have diseases (a legit concern) and used ebola as kind of a "worst possible thing" example.  I realize he's a republican and everything, but this is some pretty tepid stuff for this much outrage.  This is a guy filling in silences in a local radio show.
 
2014-08-05 09:50:37 AM
The problem with stupidity:

Having it is easy.
Fighting it is tiring.
 
2014-08-05 09:51:25 AM
1. A Madrassa in Indonesia

2. Better- but only because of the Republican Congress !

3. False. It was *Bill* Clinton's secret that got him killed!
 
2014-08-05 09:51:37 AM

dr_blasto: Is he stupid?
Is he a liar?
or
Is he a stupid liar?

Since he's a congresstain from IN, I think the last is most likely.


Having gone to college and attended political science classes with Todd "the Tool" Rokita, Luke Messer (R-IN 6) and former IN Secretary of State and current inmate Charlie White, the answer is an emphatic "yes".

// Side note, there's a special place in hell for anti-gay politicians who are...
// Not saying he was gay in college, but those guys he slept with sure were
 
2014-08-05 09:52:43 AM

Nadie_AZ: Serious Black: Tricky Chicken: Welcome to totally not liberal Fark, where over 90% if the politics articles over the last day have promoted liberal positions.

Okay, smarty-pants, tell me exactly how a poor kid from Liberia is supposed to get infected with Ebola, smuggle him or herself to Honduras, link up with a coyote there, get taken to the American border, and get released by the authorities into the public before the incubation period ends and he starts bleeding out.

The CIA is flying them over in a black flag operation targeted at Conservatives who live in Border States. All the Border states voted Romney in the last election, so this is revenge for their politics.


Of course the Liberians kids are first being processed in Benghazi.
 
2014-08-05 09:53:04 AM
Mikey1969:

maxheck: It's been all of three weeks since Freep lost it's mind over a piece of cloth they thought was a Muslim prayer rug on the border.

Warning, autoplay videos.

Turned out to be a poncho, not even a Mexican poncho, more of a Sears poncho.

Do you have a link to that followup? I'd forgotten about that one.


Google "camarillo brillo," a Zappa song. He'd have something to say about this clown.
 
2014-08-05 09:53:28 AM

Chameleon: And is no more common in Central America than it is in the US,,,


Thanks for the data.  I would have thought TB would have been worse in Central America. I'm pleasantly surprised.
 
2014-08-05 09:53:58 AM

fireclown: He didn't actually suggest that the south american illegals actually HAD ebola, he mentioned that they could well have diseases (a legit concern) and used ebola as kind of a "worst possible thing" example.  I realize he's a republican and everything, but this is some pretty tepid stuff for this much outrage.  This is a guy filling in silences in a local radio show.


So instead of saying something that I'd hope almost everyone agrees with is an issue that needs resolution, he took off his pants, put them on his head, coated them with gasoline, and lit them on fire.
 
2014-08-05 09:54:12 AM

Tricky Chicken: Welcome to totally not liberal Fark, where over 90% if the politics articles over the last day have promoted liberal positions.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-08-05 09:56:24 AM
Didn't I hear something about Representative Todd Rokita(R-IN) being caught up and arrested in a gay prostitution scandal? Because I am pretty sure that is a fact.
 
2014-08-05 09:56:59 AM

Mikey1969: Deathfrogg: dwrash: Mrs.Sharpier: dwrash: Ebola... probably no.  But we do know they are bring other diseases like scabbies, measels, small pox, etc.

We should apprehend them all and put them in quarantine, like we used to do on Ellis Island, until we are sure they are safe to be moved elsewhere among the general public...

The southern influx of immigrants is already an environmental disaster, lets not allow it to become a public health disaster.

How has it been an environmental disaster?

They are crossing in environmentally sensitive national and state parks and leaving their trash all over the place.. and trampling endangered flora.  This issue has been known for over a decade.

http://www.nyu.edu/classes/keefer/EvergreenEnergy/oakesr.html

[cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]

Yep, they look illegal to me.

No, there is a very legitimate issue here. Having lived in AZ(And having spent a lot of time in a town 10 miles from the border), this is a real thing. The farmers and ranchers complaining about this around 2000-2004 or or so is where this started. They actually have a legitimate beef.

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

This gives no credence to the "Ebola monkeys are dressing up like Mexicans" shiat they're spouting here, but the environmental damage is far worse than a couple of rednecks on ATVs.


Just remember.. environmentalism is only good when it doesn't run counter to other 'humanitarian' issues.  The hypocracy is rampant.

On another note, don't people that own land/live on the border deserve equal protection of their property like everyone else (not all border land is public lands)... if I lived on the border, I would have the trespassers will be shot signs everywhere, in English and Spanish.. since the Government seems to be doing very little about it.
 
2014-08-05 09:57:06 AM
A bigoted moron from The Region? I am shocked.

Munster is a shiat-hole.
 
2014-08-05 09:57:13 AM
I read  BlindRaise's comment as a sort of sarcastic representation of what people like tricky chicken are doing in this thread (and others). Not as something he/she really meant.
 
2014-08-05 09:57:57 AM

Serious Black: fireclown: He didn't actually suggest that the south american illegals actually HAD ebola, he mentioned that they could well have diseases (a legit concern) and used ebola as kind of a "worst possible thing" example.  I realize he's a republican and everything, but this is some pretty tepid stuff for this much outrage.  This is a guy filling in silences in a local radio show.

So instead of saying something that I'd hope almost everyone agrees with is an issue that needs resolution, he took off his pants, put them on his head, coated them with gasoline, and lit them on fire.


"He said, look, we need to know just from a public-health standpoint, with Ebola circulating and everything else -- no, that's my addition to it, not necessarily his -- but he said we need to know the condition of these kids," Rokita said. "

Yeah. That's some fire-breathing lunacy right there.
 
2014-08-05 09:58:20 AM

Chameleon: Destructor: Why did he reach for hyperbole when we have perfectly good reality.

Incurable ("Drug resistant") highly infectious tuberculosis is scary enough, thanks.

And is no more common in Central America than it is in the US,,,
[img.static.reliefweb.int image 680x481]


This is not reducing the scare factor. It is, in fact, increasing it.

/Shut... Down... Everything.....
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-08-05 09:59:28 AM

fireclown: Serious Black: fireclown: He didn't actually suggest that the south american illegals actually HAD ebola, he mentioned that they could well have diseases (a legit concern) and used ebola as kind of a "worst possible thing" example.  I realize he's a republican and everything, but this is some pretty tepid stuff for this much outrage.  This is a guy filling in silences in a local radio show.

So instead of saying something that I'd hope almost everyone agrees with is an issue that needs resolution, he took off his pants, put them on his head, coated them with gasoline, and lit them on fire.

"He said, look, we need to know just from a public-health standpoint, with Ebola circulating and everything else -- no, that's my addition to it, not necessarily his -- but he said we need to know the condition of these kids," Rokita said. "

Yeah. That's some fire-breathing lunacy right there.


Just wait until he bemoans all the spending wasted on dealing with these individuals and how Obama just wants a blank check.
 
2014-08-05 10:02:00 AM
2.bp.blogspot.comwww.bethisad.com
All those dark skinned continents look alike.
 
2014-08-05 10:03:25 AM

eagles95: Considering most Americans have 0 sense of geography it will gain traction.


Is this really true?

I know my daughter has a bit of a failing with geopraphy.  But she's 13.  Still...  It drives me up the wall when she asks things like, "is Virginia in Maryland?"  Or, is Mexico a state?"

So needless to say, my wife and I give her geography lessons pretty much every day.  Should they be teaching this stuff in school?  Obviously, yeah.  But evidently, it's not getting through.
 
2014-08-05 10:03:44 AM
Anyone else notice the right-wing rants of paranoia arguing to not let these true Christians back into the country because of their cooties?I swear, I wonder how they overcome their fear just to get out of bed in the morning.
 
2014-08-05 10:04:08 AM

Destructor: Chameleon: Destructor: Why did he reach for hyperbole when we have perfectly good reality.

Incurable ("Drug resistant") highly infectious tuberculosis is scary enough, thanks.

And is no more common in Central America than it is in the US,,,
[img.static.reliefweb.int image 680x481]

This is not reducing the scare factor. It is, in fact, increasing it.

/Shut... Down... Everything.....


Heh.  You want scary?  TB is treated with a 6-month long drug regimen including at least two front-line drugs.  MDR TB is treatable with a 2-year long drug regimen including at least three second-line drugs with nasty side effects.  XDR TB is resistant to all currently known drug regimens.

www.tbfacts.org

/Note the relative colors of the US and Honduras/Guatemala...
 
2014-08-05 10:05:24 AM

fireclown: Chameleon: And is no more common in Central America than it is in the US,,,

Thanks for the data.  I would have thought TB would have been worse in Central America. I'm pleasantly surprised.


It is significantly worse than in the U.S. or Canada.

Important to consider: the people fleeing crime and poverty are more likely than the average populations of those countries to carry untreated disease. They live is below average conditions with lower access to health care.. It would not matter if Mexico had the same rate as America, disease is still an issue.

I am sure someone will call me racist for that.
 
2014-08-05 10:05:28 AM

Farking Canuck: What is it about republican representatives that they always taking incredibly stupid positions?

Is it that they are phenomenally stupid or that they are knowingly exploiting the stupidity of their constituents?


yes
 
2014-08-05 10:06:59 AM
My crazy tea party FB friend is way ahead of this guy!

"So, just to clarify....... we are supposed to *trust* the CDC and their competence regarding their actions of deliberately bringing Ebola onto U.S. soil for the first time ever.
The same CDC that has toed the Obama line and been *completely silent* on warning the general public that those pouring over our Southern border illegally, are carrying smallpox, scabies, Bubonic Plague, drug resistant strains of Tuberculosis and various other biological threats to our population's health, safety and welfare? Right. Got it. Thanks."


If only there was some way to combat these diseases in the form of immunization!
 
2014-08-05 10:09:46 AM

JAYoung: Anyone else notice the right-wing rants of paranoia arguing to not let these true Christians back into the country because of their cooties?I swear, I wonder how they overcome their fear just to get out of bed in the morning.


Their desire for money exceeds any sense of self-preservation they might have.
 
2014-08-05 10:09:59 AM

fireclown: Serious Black: fireclown: He didn't actually suggest that the south american illegals actually HAD ebola, he mentioned that they could well have diseases (a legit concern) and used ebola as kind of a "worst possible thing" example.  I realize he's a republican and everything, but this is some pretty tepid stuff for this much outrage.  This is a guy filling in silences in a local radio show.

So instead of saying something that I'd hope almost everyone agrees with is an issue that needs resolution, he took off his pants, put them on his head, coated them with gasoline, and lit them on fire.

"He said, look, we need to know just from a public-health standpoint, with Ebola circulating and everything else -- no, that's my addition to it, not necessarily his -- but he said we need to know the condition of these kids," Rokita said. "

Yeah. That's some fire-breathing lunacy right there.


He could have said TB was a concern. He could have said measles was a concern. He could have said virtually any communicable disease was a concern. I agree that the kids coming to our border need to be screened. But why the flying fark did he have to throw in Ebola? When he's talking about a disease that has never once been contracted anywhere in the Western Hemisphere being a huge public health concern, yes, that is lunacy.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-08-05 10:10:03 AM

Free Radical: My crazy tea party FB friend is way ahead of this guy!

"So, just to clarify....... we are supposed to *trust* the CDC and their competence regarding their actions of deliberately bringing Ebola onto U.S. soil for the first time ever.
The same CDC that has toed the Obama line and been *completely silent* on warning the general public that those pouring over our Southern border illegally, are carrying smallpox, scabies, Bubonic Plague, drug resistant strains of Tuberculosis and various other biological threats to our population's health, safety and welfare? Right. Got it. Thanks."

If only there was some way to combat these diseases in the form of immunization!


I know I trust someone saying things like this. That's the kind of rational person we need leading this great country!
 
2014-08-05 10:10:19 AM
Where there's smoke there's fire. Methinks she doth protest too much.

Indiana must be ground zero for this Ebola outbreak, in which they managed to export a sample to Africa to throw everyone off and planted a story in Breitbart.

They have a bill to change the state symbol to this: img.fark.net

Why refugees from Indiana are met at the border with quarantine tents and decontamination gear is the real coverup. Any Indiana produce or meat products should be disposed of by calling the local Hazmat authority.

upload.wikimedia.org  So scary they paid Germans to run the decon.
 
2014-08-05 10:10:30 AM

dwrash: Just remember.. environmentalism is only good when it doesn't run counter to other 'humanitarian' issues.  The hypocracy is rampant.

On another note, don't people that own land/live on the border deserve equal protection of their property like everyone else (not all border land is public lands)... if I lived on the border, I would have the trespassers will be shot signs everywhere, in English and Spanish.. since the Government seems to be doing very little about it.


Yeah, they don't get to shoot trespassers though. It doesn't actually work that way. Even with Castle Doctrine, you still have to show that you were threatened and feared for your life or the lives of those around you. If the people are inside your house, that's pretty easy. Outside? not so much.
 
2014-08-05 10:10:52 AM

durbnpoisn: eagles95: Considering most Americans have 0 sense of geography it will gain traction.

Is this really true?

I know my daughter has a bit of a failing with geopraphy.  But she's 13.  Still...  It drives me up the wall when she asks things like, "is Virginia in Maryland?"  Or, is Mexico a state?"

So needless to say, my wife and I give her geography lessons pretty much every day.  Should they be teaching this stuff in school?  Obviously, yeah.  But evidently, it's not getting through.


Eh, why bother memorizing that which you can easily look up?

Instead teach her to be curious enough that if she reads an article about country X and doesn't have relevant info she will look deeper.

I don't begrudge people their geographical ignorance. I do get annoyed when they have opinions that hinge on such knowledge and then lack the knowledge. That just screams willful ignorance and stupidity.
 
2014-08-05 10:12:28 AM

dwrash: Mikey1969: Deathfrogg: dwrash: Mrs.Sharpier: dwrash: Ebola... probably no.  But we do know they are bring other diseases like scabbies, measels, small pox, etc.

We should apprehend them all and put them in quarantine, like we used to do on Ellis Island, until we are sure they are safe to be moved elsewhere among the general public...

The southern influx of immigrants is already an environmental disaster, lets not allow it to become a public health disaster.

How has it been an environmental disaster?

They are crossing in environmentally sensitive national and state parks and leaving their trash all over the place.. and trampling endangered flora.  This issue has been known for over a decade.

http://www.nyu.edu/classes/keefer/EvergreenEnergy/oakesr.html

[cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com image 620x350]

Yep, they look illegal to me.

No, there is a very legitimate issue here. Having lived in AZ(And having spent a lot of time in a town 10 miles from the border), this is a real thing. The farmers and ranchers complaining about this around 2000-2004 or or so is where this started. They actually have a legitimate beef.

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

This gives no credence to the "Ebola monkeys are dressing up like Mexicans" shiat they're spouting here, but the environmental damage is far worse than a couple of rednecks on ATVs.

Just remember.. environmentalism is only good when it doesn't run counter to other 'humanitarian' issues.  The hypocracy is rampant.

On another note, don't people that own land/live on the border deserve equal protection of their property like everyone else (not all border land is public lands)... if I lived on the border, I would have the trespassers will be shot signs everywhere, in English and Spanish.. since the Government seems to be doing very little about it.


So do you feel that people who harm the environment illegally should be killed without a trial?
 
2014-08-05 10:12:37 AM

dwrash: Just remember.. environmentalism is only good when it doesn't run counter to other 'humanitarian' issues. The hypocracy is rampant.


Just remember, environmentalism is bad unless scary brown kids are involved.  Then we've got to shoot them in the head for Jesus.
 
2014-08-05 10:14:15 AM

Free Radical: My crazy tea party FB friend is way ahead of this guy!

"So, just to clarify....... we are supposed to *trust* the CDC and their competence regarding their actions of deliberately bringing Ebola onto U.S. soil for the first time ever.
The same CDC that has toed the Obama line and been *completely silent* on warning the general public that those pouring over our Southern border illegally, are carrying smallpox, scabies, Bubonic Plague, drug resistant strains of Tuberculosis and various other biological threats to our population's health, safety and welfare? Right. Got it. Thanks."

If only there was some way to combat these diseases in the form of immunization!


these are the first shots in the liberal war on not having autism
 
2014-08-05 10:14:48 AM
As a side note. I once had a rather old great-aunt in all seriouslness ask me if AIDS originated by someone farking a monkey. Weirdest conversation ever.

Said great-aunt had grown up in Appalachia during the Depression, so all I had to ask was "Have you ever eaten squirrel or possum? They don't have squirrels in Africa, they have monkeys."
 
2014-08-05 10:14:54 AM

Serious Black: When was the last time you saw sewage flowing down the streets anywhere in this country other than Detroit?


When was the last time you saw sewage flowing down the streets of Detroit?
 
2014-08-05 10:15:31 AM
I grew up in Indiana, and people like this are why I'll never move back.  This is the rule, not the exception.
 
2014-08-05 10:16:46 AM
"He said, look, we need to know just from a public-health standpoint, with Ebola circulating and everything else -- no, that's my addition to it, not necessarily his -- but he said we need to know the condition of these kids," Rokita said.

So is he going to put forward a bill to pay for more doctors and nurses for the increased level of medical screening that he wants to see?
 
2014-08-05 10:17:25 AM

anniesmom: Great.
Now my Facebook  is going to blow up with this  ignorant crap.
Again.


Sorry, but there never was such a thing as "my Facebook"
 
2014-08-05 10:18:08 AM

WI241TH: Serious Black: When was the last time you saw sewage flowing down the streets anywhere in this country other than Detroit?

When was the last time you saw sewage flowing down the streets of Detroit?


i dunno, when was the last time the lions played
 
2014-08-05 10:18:39 AM

Smackledorfer


Eh, why bother memorizing that which you can easily look up?


So you don't waste your time - and other people's time - digging for answers that can easily be remembered?


Instead teach her to be curious enough that if she reads an article about country X and doesn't have relevant info she will look deeper.

I don't begrudge people their geographical ignorance. I do get annoyed when they have opinions that hinge on such knowledge and then lack the knowledge. That just screams willful ignorance and stupidity.


I begrudge people their geographical ignorance when it includes their home countries. IMO that indicates willful ignorance.
 
2014-08-05 10:19:10 AM
Boy howdy, this thread went straight to hell.
 
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