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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 95
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2014-08-05 08:45:53 AM  
10 votes:
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?
2014-08-05 08:49:01 AM  
6 votes:
He is apparently really bad at geography. And racist. And needs to stop talking. And not be a congressman
2014-08-05 08:44:18 AM  
6 votes:
Considering most Americans have 0 sense of geography it will gain traction.
2014-08-05 09:29:18 AM  
5 votes:
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.
2014-08-05 08:47:46 AM  
5 votes:
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.
2014-08-05 08:47:26 AM  
5 votes:
he's making terrorist threats and inciting riot.
Lock him away.
2014-08-05 08:44:01 AM  
4 votes:
That actually took longer than expected.
2014-08-05 09:53:58 AM  
3 votes:

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 09:04:45 AM  
3 votes:
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/03/Leaked-CBP-Report- Shows-Entire-World-Exploiting-Open-US-Border

Leaked border patrol document show in list of countries crossing southern border.

Yes liberals. Only central americans cross illegally.

You are as stupid as the Congressman.
2014-08-05 09:04:20 AM  
3 votes:

MyRandomName: http://aun-tv.com/ebola-already-in-the-usa-across-mexican-border-doct o r-alleges/

Only central Americans cross the southern border. Well as long as you ignore all the non central americans crossing the border. Hint, several people from African nations have also been caught crossing the border.



The person in NYC didn't cross the border, and nobody has suggested he or she an illegal alien.  It is just someone who flew in from West Africa.  possibly a West African tourist, or an American who went to West Africa for whatever reason.

And the virus has a maximum incubation rate of 21 days.  The people who cross the US/Mexico border spend a lot longer than that getting ready to cross.  They would have been dead before even reaching the border.
2014-08-05 08:59:42 AM  
3 votes:
The real threat to America are the religious missionaries!
2014-08-05 08:55:36 AM  
3 votes:
since there aren't a lot of central americans traveling to Africa, isn't it more likely that some gringo would bring back the disease to this hemisphere and set off the chain that gets Ebola into Central America?
2014-08-05 08:49:39 AM  
3 votes:
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.
2014-08-05 08:46:09 AM  
3 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Central Africa is essentially the same place as Central America. Study that shiat out.


I wonder how many Americans would think that North Dakota and North Carolina are basically the same thing, on the grounds that their directional statuses are identical.

/probably more than 0%
//and that's terrible.
2014-08-05 01:30:32 PM  
2 votes:

LazyMedia: BTW, dumb people, Ebola is hard to catch. It requires close contact with bodily fluids. The reason it spreads in Africa is because people there hand-wash their dead before burial, and get exposed to the virus. In antiseptic America or Europe, it wouldn't spread at all.


media.boingboing.net
2014-08-05 12:41:39 PM  
2 votes:
Yay. Another thread ruined by trolls, even though there are no trolls on Fark.
2014-08-05 12:04:31 PM  
2 votes:

abhorrent1: Herp Derp. Central is exactly the same as Africa.

/Another clueless republican.
//how do these farking people get elected?



Whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, the GOP is not the least bit interested in solving it. They are interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character. And wave an old photo of the President's middle name and you scream about patriotism and you tell them he's to blame for their lot in life, and you go on television and you call him a muslim.
2014-08-05 10:31:20 AM  
2 votes:
Since there are cases of Ebola being reported in South America; you can almost bet its going to show up in united states eventually; our current administration wanting to "babysit" illegals; its bound to be an epidemic eventually; question is whether it can be contained; I seriously doubt it will.
Besides as Dr, Ben Neuman  put it; there isn't enough panic for anyone to actually give a shiat about it yet; sounds logical - wait until a massive epidemic happens then decide to do something rather then focus on it now and eradicate it.
2014-08-05 09:50:17 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:40:35 AM  
2 votes:

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


The difference being, that Liberals don't have to constantly lie to make a point. If you want to be lied to, bo back to Freeperstan.
2014-08-05 09:19:17 AM  
2 votes:

Purdue_Pete: I hate defending a Tea Part nutjob, but that is 100% not what he said at all. He basically was saying "with everything we have going on globally (including an Ebola outbreak) placing 1000's unchecked children into out local communities is a health risk. ALSO refugees are coming to the USA from Africa, Asia, etc through (not from) Central America.

That is in fact a valid worry - he should have never used the word Ebola though.... and he's still a dillweed that shouldn't be in office.

Referencing a conversation he had with U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Newburgh, who is a heart surgeon, Rokita said they agreed there is a public health risk associated with the federal refugee agency placing immigrant children in the homes of U.S. relatives or sponsors.
"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.

And I think the leaked report from the CBP was the source of his concern regarding Ebola:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/03/Leaked-CBP-Repor t- Shows-Entire-World-Exploiting-Open-US-Border

The report reveals the apprehension numbers ranging from 2010 through July 2014. It shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union, either to illegally migrate there or as a possible stop in their journey to the United States. The data are broken down further into the specific U.S. border sectors where the apprehensions and contact occurred.

So yeah - there won't be backlash - he has a valid point on our now apparently completely open borders to the world. I am an extremely compassionate person, but we're farking up a lot of stuff lately.


Let's assume that Breitbart article is telling the truth: kids from West African countries that are currently experiencing a massive Ebola outbreak are getting run through smuggling rings to eventually get to the southern border of America. The incubation period of Ebola is, on the very high end, a few weeks. If those kids are going from the western part of Africa up to the northern part of Africa, then into the European Union, then to a Central American country, and then finally up to the border with Mexico, how quickly could they possibly make that trip? A month maybe? If any of those kids had Ebola, they'd be dead long before they even got to this hemisphere. And on the completely ridiculous chance that they did make it to America, Ebola is transferred through contact with body fluids like blood, urine, vomit, feces, and sweat. Ebola in Africa is really contagious because they generally lack public sanitation. When was the last time you saw sewage flowing down the streets anywhere in this country other than Detroit?

Like you, I don't think there's anything necessarily wrong with saying we need to do a health screening of the refugees streaming across the border. I even said so when I posted this story on Facebook. But the pathological need to say the most batshiat insane things...I don't get it. I would never be able to vote for this guy if he were running in my district because he apparently thinks saying the stupidest possible things will make him more attractive as a Congressman. They make him completely unqualified IMO.
2014-08-05 09:15:13 AM  
2 votes:

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

Yep, they look illegal to me.
2014-08-05 08:57:26 AM  
2 votes:
I hate defending a Tea Part nutjob, but that is 100% not what he said at all. He basically was saying "with everything we have going on globally (including an Ebola outbreak) placing 1000's unchecked children into out local communities is a health risk. ALSO refugees are coming to the USA from Africa, Asia, etc through (not from) Central America.

That is in fact a valid worry - he should have never used the word Ebola though.... and he's still a dillweed that shouldn't be in office.

Referencing a conversation he had with U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Newburgh, who is a heart surgeon, Rokita said they agreed there is a public health risk associated with the federal refugee agency placing immigrant children in the homes of U.S. relatives or sponsors.
"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.


And I think the leaked report from the CBP was the source of his concern regarding Ebola:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/03/Leaked-CBP-Repor t- Shows-Entire-World-Exploiting-Open-US-Border

The report reveals the apprehension numbers ranging from 2010 through July 2014. It shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union, either to illegally migrate there or as a possible stop in their journey to the United States. The data are broken down further into the specific U.S. border sectors where the apprehensions and contact occurred.

So yeah - there won't be backlash - he has a valid point on our now apparently completely open borders to the world. I am an extremely compassionate person, but we're farking up a lot of stuff lately.
2014-08-05 08:54:13 AM  
2 votes:

Farking Canuck: they are knowingly exploiting the stupidity of their constituents?


Bingo.

They have absolutely nothing, NOTHING to present in the form of a political platform, so they are now pandering to the stupid in hopes of keeping that voter.  They have no hope for a vote from anyone who can get their own shoes on the correct feet.
2014-08-05 08:50:55 AM  
2 votes:

untaken_name: It's completely impossible that of millions of illegal aliens, some of them are sick.


It's completely impossible for any of them to have Ebola.  There has never, NEVER been a case of Ebola that was contracted in the western hemisphere.
2014-08-05 08:50:22 AM  
2 votes:
Phil Gingrey already said it.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/18/phil-g i ngrey/rep-phil-gingrey-says-migrants-may-be-bringing-ebo/
2014-08-05 08:46:34 AM  
2 votes:

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?


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2014-08-05 03:44:54 PM  
1 votes:

Joe Peanut: MyRandomName: http://aun-tv.com/ebola-already-in-the-usa-across-mexican-border-doct o r-alleges/

Only central Americans cross the southern border. Well as long as you ignore all the non central americans crossing the border. Hint, several people from African nations have also been caught crossing the border.


The person in NYC didn't cross the border, and nobody has suggested he or she an illegal alien.  It is just someone who flew in from West Africa.  possibly a West African tourist, or an American who went to West Africa for whatever reason.

And the virus has a maximum incubation rate of 21 days.  The people who cross the US/Mexico border spend a lot longer than that getting ready to cross.  They would have been dead before even reaching the border.


Follow-up:  the patient in New York does not have ebola.  They are still testing exactly what it is, but have definitely ruled out ebola.
2014-08-05 02:02:09 PM  
1 votes:

grumpfuff: Yay. Another thread ruined by trolls, even though there are no trolls on Fark.


Yup, we've seen attempts to deflect to:

"No, he's totally right"
"Fark is biased"
"Democrats are the real racists"
"The left are the ones talking about impeachment. "
"No it's an environmental concern."
2014-08-05 02:00:46 PM  
1 votes:
Many of these illegal aliens coming over aren't even potty trained...and that's the adults! In the Illegal Alien holding centers the Border Patrol and immigration have to teach adults and teens how to use a toilet

Ebola is spread by lack on sewage and sanitation. Ebola can spread easily among mestizos who do not practice proper hygiene and sanitation...just as it does in Africa

Ebola is Cholera on steroids
2014-08-05 01:38:30 PM  
1 votes:

Tricky Chicken: I said no lie about you.  You were unclear.  And you do not seem to understand how questions work.  Go back and re-read the interaction.


Your "question" had absolutely no relation to what I said. You were not asking for clarification, because what I said was 1. not unclear and 2. completely unrelated to what you were "just asking". Here's a summary:

1 - Poster claims only Democrats make race an issue.
2 - I respond with two examples of racism from non-Democrats. I mentioned Tea Partiers in my reply, but did not mention Republicans.
3 - You ask if I think Republicans have a monopoly on racists.

You're not as tricky as you seem to think.
2014-08-05 12:38:28 PM  
1 votes:
Sorry, I don't have the patience to go through 400 posts on this, but I will say...

This is a perfect example of how our political system is ruined. The ignorant fool who made this comment is a farking Congressman, someone who helps shape the nation, yet I'm not sure if he should be driving the short bus or simply be a passenger...
2014-08-05 12:37:35 PM  
1 votes:
Dear US friends, isn't it time you started testing your politicians for a measurable IQ and at least a basic knowledge of the world outside your borders as well as current events ?

/Yes, so should we.
2014-08-05 12:22:10 PM  
1 votes:

Lord_Baull: The Why Not Guy: LazyMedia: So, localized litter and erosion. Yep, that's an environmental disaster, all right. Oddly, most Superfund sites can't be cleaned up by a Scout troop.

Isn't it odd not unusual to hear the folks who brought us "Coal Rolling" whine about litter?

Okay when they do it.



To expand, conservatives hate paying property taxes, then complain how our education system is failing.
They hate voter fraud, then go out of their way to demonstrate it.
They love freedom, but hate having to give freedom to gay people.
They love Jesus, but what he preaches is communist socialism.
2014-08-05 12:21:11 PM  
1 votes:

The Why Not Guy: LazyMedia: So, localized litter and erosion. Yep, that's an environmental disaster, all right. Oddly, most Superfund sites can't be cleaned up by a Scout troop.

Isn't it odd to hear the folks who brought us "Coal Rolling" whine about litter?


Rolling coal is a constitutional right under the First Amendment. Picking up litter or requiring corporations to clean up the messes they make is big-government socialism. Preventing people from dumping their old furniture and shiat in the desert is another form of government interference.

If you make illegal aliens pick up their litter, that means you have to let them into the country to do so.

A side note, one can go out into the deserts of SE California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas (and pretty much any rural area in the country) and find giant piles of old televisions and household appliances and broken bottles surrounded by thousands of empty shell casings. But that isn't illegal aliens doing that, so it's ok.
2014-08-05 12:13:41 PM  
1 votes:
BTW, dumb people, Ebola is hard to catch. It requires close contact with bodily fluids. The reason it spreads in Africa is because people there hand-wash their dead before burial, and get exposed to the virus. In antiseptic America or Europe, it wouldn't spread at all.
2014-08-05 12:10:13 PM  
1 votes:

LazyMedia: So, localized litter and erosion. Yep, that's an environmental disaster, all right. Oddly, most Superfund sites can't be cleaned up by a Scout troop.


Isn't it odd to hear the folks who brought us "Coal Rolling" whine about litter?
2014-08-05 11:30:14 AM  
1 votes:

dwrash: harrym: dwrash: The southern influx of immigrants is already an environmental disaster

How so? Are they building dams or coal stations on their way in?

Idiot... plain and simple.  Did you even bother reading other comments and looking at the pictures of the trash heaps left behind.


www.lieffcabraser.com


Now you are suddenly worried about Environmental Disasters?

ionenewsone.files.wordpress.com
cnx.org
www.mnn.com
2014-08-05 11:29:12 AM  
1 votes:

dwrash: the usual load of horse manure


So when a Democrat is racist - See? They're playing the race card!
And when a Republican is racist - Irrelevent. Besides, it's probably PhotoShopped.
2014-08-05 11:27:41 AM  
1 votes:

Triple Oak: But seriously, how is this not exhausting for these politicians? To lie and twist every day, all day, to fuel a rabid fan base of idiots?



I personally find it amusing how they rile up the base for 3 years with this shiat, then spend the election year explaining how they are moderate and bi-partisan and how it's really Oblahma that's not compromising. Then spend the next year wondering why their message didn't resonate.
2014-08-05 11:23:54 AM  
1 votes:

dwrash: I know EXACTLY who is playing the race card... the democrats...


So when we see people at Tea Party rallies with shirts that say "Put the White Back in the White House" or a bumper sticker that says "Don't Re-Nig in 2012" that's Democrats?
2014-08-05 11:20:38 AM  
1 votes:

JusticeandIndependence: dwrash: Fart_Machine: 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.

Who the hell cares what friggin color they are?.. seriously.  You lefties are the biggest racists ever.  (FYI, my daughters kids are half pakistani and my sons kids are half african-american)... people need to quit playing the friggin race card.

Your ability to distinguish who is playing the race card is noted.


I know EXACTLY who is playing the race card... the democrats... they make a living off of it because a few fringe groups on the right are asses and they what to characterize the opposition as racist (even though the vast majority are not).

You also seem to hide the fact that your party and the last KKK member in congress, formed the KKK itself and has done everything to kill reconstruction since the civil war.  You thrive on race bating... and you embrace racists like Sharpton and Jackson and give them a pass.
2014-08-05 11:13:53 AM  
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: 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.


Who the hell cares what friggin color they are?.. seriously.  You lefties are the biggest racists ever.  (FYI, my daughters kids are half pakistani and my sons kids are half african-american)... people need to quit playing the friggin race card.
2014-08-05 11:02:22 AM  
1 votes:

maxheck: Meh... That's how car salesmen politicians talk on AM radio. They are just asking questions.

We need to consider the possibility that those people have Muslim prayer rugs, that they are here with scabies, rabies and terror babies.


snltranscripts.jt.org

Dr. Jack Badofsky: A- A- A lot of doctors are telling you how dangerous the summer sun's rays can be. So here's my summer tip: watch out for creatures that are foaming at the mouth. That's right. Summer is a prime time for abdivorus, commonly known as rabies.

[holds up a stack of cards, which he reveals one at a time]

"Rabies." But I doubt that you are aware of the many strains of rabies that you can fall victim to. For example, should you be bitten by an ownerless dog, that's "Straybies." And a foaming French poodle can give you "Qu'est-ce Que-C'estbies."

A- A mad Mexican hairless can give you "Alejandro-Reybies," a crazed reindeer can inflict "Sleighbies," a spider bite can lead to "Curds- and-Wheybies," and a demented gorilla's a potential killer with "Fay- Wraybies."

A grandmother frothing at the mouth can inflict "Crochetbies," and being bitten by a stuttering bigot can lead to "K-K-K-bies." Getting bitten by Elmer Fudd can give you a real painful case of "Waybies," and if you're making love to a woman and you finish before she does, she's liable to get mad and bite you. That's "Mislaybies." [applause]

I was once bitten by my former wife and got "Ex-Raybies." She was a radiologist. [some groans] A bite by a wry humorist can give you "Carawaybies." [more groans] That's a wry humorist...OK.

Being bitten by a rabid rabbi can get you "Oy-Veybies," [applause] and if you leg gets chomped on by a crazy poet, that's "Edna-St.-Vincent- Milaybies." And "Paraguaybies" is what you get if you're bitten by two mad Latin American homosexuals.

Linda Lovelace could get you "Fellabies"-
2014-08-05 10:56:52 AM  
1 votes:
So.. Why is it that the "Pants-shiattingly-scared vs Not freaking out" divide is tracking pretty much exactly along "Republicans vs Everyone Else" lines?
2014-08-05 10:47:04 AM  
1 votes:
Damn, you liberal farkers will circle jerk to anything. I find it interesting that 0bama wants to allow illegals in wo any screening, but his birth state keeps inbound pets quarantined for 3 months. Let's just dump all the illegals in Hawaii. What could go wrong?
2014-08-05 10:44:06 AM  
1 votes:
Purdue_Pete:

And I think the leaked report from the CBP was the source of his concern regarding Ebola:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/03/Leaked-CBP-Repor t- Shows-Entire-World-Exploiting-Open-US-Border

The report reveals the apprehension numbers ranging from 2010 through July 2014. It shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union, either to illegally migrate there or as a possible stop in their journey to the United States. The data are broken down further into the specific U.S. border sectors where the apprehensions and contact occurred.

So yeah - there won't be backlash - he has a valid point on our now apparently completely open borders to the world. I am an extremely compassionate person, but we're farking up a lot of stuff lately.


Linking to Breitbart?? Seriously??


www.geekextreme.com
2014-08-05 10:40:23 AM  
1 votes:

Misconduc: Since there are cases of Ebola being reported in South America; you can almost bet its going to show up in united states eventually; our current administration wanting to "babysit" illegals; its bound to be an epidemic eventually; question is whether it can be contained; I seriously doubt it will.
Besides as Dr, Ben Neuman  put it; there isn't enough panic for anyone to actually give a shiat about it yet; sounds logical - wait until a massive epidemic happens then decide to do something rather then focus on it now and eradicate it.


This is factually wrong in nearly every possible way.  Congratulations, I guess?
2014-08-05 10:39:02 AM  
1 votes:

Friction8r: CheapEngineer: Purdue_Pete: I hate defending a Tea Part nutjob, but that is 100% not what he said at all. He basically was saying "with everything we have going on globally (including an Ebola outbreak) placing 1000's unchecked children into out local communities is a health risk. ALSO refugees are coming to the USA from Africa, Asia, etc through (not from) Central America.

That is in fact a valid worry - he should have never used the word Ebola though.... and he's still a dillweed that shouldn't be in office.

Referencing a conversation he had with U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Newburgh, who is a heart surgeon, Rokita said they agreed there is a public health risk associated with the federal refugee agency placing immigrant children in the homes of U.S. relatives or sponsors.
"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.

And I think the leaked report from the CBP was the source of his concern regarding Ebola:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/03/Leaked-CBP-Repor t- Shows-Entire-World-Exploiting-Open-US-Border

The report reveals the apprehension numbers ranging from 2010 through July 2014. It shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union, either to illegally migrate there or as a possible stop in their journey to the United States. The data are broken down further into the specific U.S. border sectors where the apprehensions and contact occurred.

So yeah - there won't be backlash - he has a valid point on our now apparently completely open borders to the world. I am an extremely compassionate person, but we're farking up a lot of stuff lately.

Sorry, but Breitbart isn't s source, as much as a cesspool. I put more faith in things scratched in the paint of truckstop bathroom stalls.

Thanks for making my point. ZOMG Breitbart is teh devil cuz libs.


no brietbart was the devil because he had no problem being dishonest, disingenuous, flat out lying and sponsored frameup artists like james okeefe, but now he's a decomposing corpse whose digital legacy still stumbles around the internet trying to bash people over the head and feast on the brainy goodness inside. and nary a fact has ever been found on brietbart.com that hasn't been twisted and tortured into whatever pretzelized shape necessary to plug into that day's two minutes of hate.
2014-08-05 10:32:07 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Not at all related to the observation.  The fact is, if you read the headlines in the politics thread, over 90% read as if posted by a liberal. Now I understand that this particular demographic is overwhelmingly liberal, but there are some of us middle of the road people that notice the huge slant.  Many of the stories that mock liberal talking points never get green light probably because they aren't right bashing.  Sort of like how the story about Nate Silver proving that it really IS the democrats talking about impeachment got submitted by somebody and buried. Or that almost any article submitted to TPM gets a green light.

We are not democrat talking points, we are Fark.com
2014-08-05 10:27:52 AM  
1 votes:
I love this game. You take two totally unrelated current event stories and put them together to further your own agenda. We clearly need to join Israel in squashing Hamas. There are no depths to which Hamas won't stoop. In fact, you can't rule out their involvement in leaving US children in cars with the windows up on sweltering hot summer days. Won't somebody think of the children!?!
2014-08-05 10:10:52 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:09:59 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-08-05 10:03:25 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:57:57 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:54:12 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:51:37 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:50:37 AM  
1 votes:
The problem with stupidity:

Having it is easy.
Fighting it is tiring.
2014-08-05 09:48:14 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:45:36 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:42:20 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:34:21 AM  
1 votes:

Mrs.Sharpier: Oh shiat...he might think we're still Pangaea. Someone get him an updated map.


That works, except that they are still going all of the way across before entering the US. At least they don't have to magically navigate almost 3,000 miles of farking ocean.

i.kinja-img.com
2014-08-05 09:31:43 AM  
1 votes:

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?


It's mostly the first one: stupid people being elected to congress by stupid voters, resulting in stupid positions.

However, the few who are in the second category are the ones actually running the party. The sociopathic billionaires the party actually serves are happy to cater to moronic rubes with idiotic positions on "social issues" so that they (the billionaries) can enact their actual goals of setting up government to cater to them and their business interests. In this case, the voters are just useful idiots. I'd also lump Ted Cruz into the latter group, since he almost certainly doesn't believe anything he says to get the rubes going, but is using them as a vehicle for his own personal advancement.
2014-08-05 09:31:40 AM  
1 votes:

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


If by "promoted liberal positions" you mean "accurately reflected reality."
2014-08-05 09:30:12 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-08-05 09:26:08 AM  
1 votes:
For what it's worth, our local radio program last week had the Union President of the Border Patrol agents on. Everyone who is "detained" is regularly screened and vaccinated / treated as necessary before they are transferred to ICE. So while there are folks who are eluding capture of course, the ones that they do detain are treated so avoid exposure to the Gen Pop.
2014-08-05 09:24:59 AM  
1 votes:
Welcome to totally not liberal Fark, where over 90% if the politics articles over the last day have promoted liberal positions.
2014-08-05 09:20:02 AM  
1 votes:

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?


Some from column A, some from column B. Among the hucksters and snake-oil salesmen, there are some true believers.
2014-08-05 09:15:46 AM  
1 votes:

CheapEngineer: Purdue_Pete: I hate defending a Tea Part nutjob, but that is 100% not what he said at all. He basically was saying "with everything we have going on globally (including an Ebola outbreak) placing 1000's unchecked children into out local communities is a health risk. ALSO refugees are coming to the USA from Africa, Asia, etc through (not from) Central America.

That is in fact a valid worry - he should have never used the word Ebola though.... and he's still a dillweed that shouldn't be in office.

Referencing a conversation he had with U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Newburgh, who is a heart surgeon, Rokita said they agreed there is a public health risk associated with the federal refugee agency placing immigrant children in the homes of U.S. relatives or sponsors.
"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.

And I think the leaked report from the CBP was the source of his concern regarding Ebola:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/03/Leaked-CBP-Repor t- Shows-Entire-World-Exploiting-Open-US-Border

The report reveals the apprehension numbers ranging from 2010 through July 2014. It shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union, either to illegally migrate there or as a possible stop in their journey to the United States. The data are broken down further into the specific U.S. border sectors where the apprehensions and contact occurred.

So yeah - there won't be backlash - he has a valid point on our now apparently completely open borders to the world. I am an extremely compassionate person, but we're farking up a lot of stuff lately.

Sorry, but Breitbart isn't s source, as much as a cesspool. I put more faith in things scratched in the paint of truckstop bathroom stalls.


Yup. Liars gonna lie.
2014-08-05 09:15:18 AM  
1 votes:
If he were really concerned about health and not just about creating a political climate of fear, wouldn't he be advocating for funds to provide medical screening for immigrant children rather than have them slip surreptitiously into the underbelly of the nation? More and better housing for them so they don't live in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions that precipitate disease?

But no, fear justifies power.
2014-08-05 09:09:34 AM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName: http://aun-tv.com/ebola-already-in-the-usa-across-mexican-border-doct o r-alleges/

Only central Americans cross the southern border. Well as long as you ignore all the non central americans crossing the border. Hint, several people from African nations have also been caught crossing the border.


French Gyuana to Sierra Leone is as close to coastal and a horizontal line. That's 2,885 miles of OCEAN.
2014-08-05 09:09:26 AM  
1 votes:

Purdue_Pete: I hate defending a Tea Part nutjob, but that is 100% not what he said at all. He basically was saying "with everything we have going on globally (including an Ebola outbreak) placing 1000's unchecked children into out local communities is a health risk. ALSO refugees are coming to the USA from Africa, Asia, etc through (not from) Central America.

That is in fact a valid worry - he should have never used the word Ebola though.... and he's still a dillweed that shouldn't be in office.

Referencing a conversation he had with U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Newburgh, who is a heart surgeon, Rokita said they agreed there is a public health risk associated with the federal refugee agency placing immigrant children in the homes of U.S. relatives or sponsors.
"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.

And I think the leaked report from the CBP was the source of his concern regarding Ebola:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/03/Leaked-CBP-Repor t- Shows-Entire-World-Exploiting-Open-US-Border

The report reveals the apprehension numbers ranging from 2010 through July 2014. It shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union, either to illegally migrate there or as a possible stop in their journey to the United States. The data are broken down further into the specific U.S. border sectors where the apprehensions and contact occurred.

So yeah - there won't be backlash - he has a valid point on our now apparently completely open borders to the world. I am an extremely compassionate person, but we're farking up a lot of stuff lately.


Sorry, but Breitbart isn't s source, as much as a cesspool. I put more faith in things scratched in the paint of truckstop bathroom stalls.
2014-08-05 09:07:11 AM  
1 votes:
Well, now we know what it takes for conservatives to be concerned about 'environmental disasters'.
2014-08-05 09:06:03 AM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/08/03/Leaked-CBP-Report - Shows-Entire-World-Exploiting-Open-US-Border

Leaked border patrol document show in list of countries crossing southern border.

Yes liberals. Only central americans cross illegally.

You are as stupid as the Congressman.


And this might be relevant if he wasn't specifically referencing Central American kids.
2014-08-05 09:04:43 AM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName: http://aun-tv.com/ebola-already-in-the-usa-across-mexican-border-docto r-alleges/

Only central Americans cross the southern border. Well as long as you ignore all the non central americans crossing the border. Hint, several people from African nations have also been caught crossing the border.


No. No way because the FECKLESS crowd says so!
2014-08-05 09:03:43 AM  
1 votes:

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.


You sound Suddenly Concerned.

\it's 'cause they're brown, isn't it
\\with calves like cantaloupes
\\\that's my new cover band name: "Calves Like Cantaloupes"
2014-08-05 09:02:42 AM  
1 votes:

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.


You misspelled every single one of those disease names.
2014-08-05 09:00:46 AM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName: http://aun-tv.com/ebola-already-in-the-usa-across-mexican-border-doct o r-alleges/

Only central Americans cross the southern border. Well as long as you ignore all the non central americans crossing the border. Hint, several people from African nations have also been caught crossing the border.


And this might be relevant if he wasn't specifically referencing Central American kids.
2014-08-05 09:00:23 AM  
1 votes:

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
2014-08-05 09:00:15 AM  
1 votes:
"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.

It's funny because even when they have a sensible concern they have to phrase it in the most idiotic way possible. You could say "I am concerned that these kids being placed in crisis foster homes might not have had the robust medical screening needed to protect the generous families taking them in"..hey throw a bone to your constituents and say "generous christian families".
2014-08-05 08:59:59 AM  
1 votes:

Sofa King Smart: the 'heart surgeon' he mentions discussing this with, Larry Bucshon, is my congressional representative... tea bagging derper extraordinaire.


Indiana heart surgeons are well known experts on rare African infectious diseases like Ebola.
2014-08-05 08:59:08 AM  
1 votes:

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo


Look at him. That man molests collies.


That man is Lacey Underall's uncle??

For the record, here's what a Lacey Underall might look like:

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2014-08-05 08:56:51 AM  
1 votes:
http://aun-tv.com/ebola-already-in-the-usa-across-mexican-border-docto r-alleges/

Only central Americans cross the southern border. Well as long as you ignore all the non central americans crossing the border. Hint, several people from African nations have also been caught crossing the border.
2014-08-05 08:55:53 AM  
1 votes:
What an ignorant fark-stick
2014-08-05 08:52:39 AM  
1 votes:
"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,"

Ah, the cowardice of "I'm not saying, but I'm just saying..."
2014-08-05 08:51:58 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2014-08-05 08:50:32 AM  
1 votes:
Central America is where Kenyans run in the World Cup, right? Dude. This is Obama's PLAN!
2014-08-05 08:50:24 AM  
1 votes:
I'm traveling through IN later this month. I'm going to enjoy taking a dump there.
2014-08-05 08:50:07 AM  
1 votes:
Goddamn it, America. How is it possible for you to be this galactically stupid? Of course this is going to work. Right now some Wal-Mart-Generic-Mountain-Dew swilling chucklehut is breaking out his breakfast of Ding Dongs and Marlboro Lights, having this same exact thought. And in a couple days he's going to see this Stepford Congressman on TV saying the exact same thing, and the Toddmeister will have a voter for life.
2014-08-05 08:48:36 AM  
1 votes:

BitwiseShift: This is the guy who served Ebola-tainted road kill monkey BBQ at a fund raiser. The poor lab monkeys escaped from the Ebola Research Center across the street, and he personally ran them over to save on the food bill.

[bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 620x500]


Look at him.  That man molests collies.
2014-08-05 08:47:11 AM  
1 votes:
Yes, this is true.

The Honduran kids are jumping on a plane, traveling halfway around the world, catching ebola, jetting back home, and then thumbing it the last few hundred miles north.

Brilliant.
2014-08-05 08:45:43 AM  
1 votes:
FFS.  Another liar without shame.
2014-08-05 08:44:01 AM  
1 votes:
The sad thing is, he'll get no backlash at all, even though what he said is pure fantasy.
2014-08-05 08:43:44 AM  
1 votes:
It's a valid worry. Both the refugees entering our border from the south and the outbreak of Ebola originate in Brownistan.
2014-08-05 08:43:16 AM  
1 votes:
Central Africa is essentially the same place as Central America. Study that shiat out.
 
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