Claim Chowder, Ebola Edition

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New York (CNN) – Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola in New York City last month, is now free of the virus and will be released from the hospital Tuesday, city officials said.

“Dr. Spencer poses no public health risk and will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow,” the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said in a statement Monday.

So, remember than pandemic that was going to kill us all because: Obama?Remember how Wingnuts ran on it, and promised to close all the flights in from West Africa (you know, as soon as the elections were done)?

The media so got played by Wingnuttia. If my math is correct, and I carried the 2… this means that there are exactly ZERO cases of Ebola in the United States.

Some Stupid For Your Coffee?

Let’s watch in amazement as Petunia II tries to advise shutting down the borders over fighting the eBolluhs with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institiute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

(Raw Story)

Stormy Weather

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Slab-faced national treasure of the Id run amok Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R- benghazi! Benghazi! BENGHAZI!!1!, the perversion of the Boy Scouts, IRS, and the White House spying on Fox News) has introduced legislation to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to “prioritize weather-related activities, including the provision of improved weather data, forecasts, and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy” over researching the effects of Climate Change.

The legislation passed the House, by the way, just two days after the UN report that warned of increased famine, war, and poverty from unmitigated carbon emissions.

(Think Progress)

You know what today is?

Remember the last time Wingnuttia tried to do social media?

Today is the launch of Tea Party Community, the new facebook-like social networking site for conservatives-only! (Which sort of looks a lot like Facebook, so I’m guessing Faceberg’s attorneys are already drooling.)

A group of conservatives is launching their own social networking site after enduring what they call years of censorship and liberal bullying on Facebook.

The Tea Party Community is expected to officially launch on Saturday – but the social networking site for conservatives has already drawn nearly 50,000 members.

Yes, that’s right – Facebook for Conservatives!

(The Censorship? Probably the infamous watermelons on the White House Lawns, or Witch Doctor Obama, but I’m only guessing. The Bullying is probably getting lotsa thumbs-down when they suggest assassinating The Kenyan Usurper or beating up the gay kid in gym class. Again, I’m only guessing.)

So now maybe all those creepy Facebook stalkers and weirdos from your past will finally leave you alone?

(Fox News)

The howling of the weremouse!

“A species of mouse that lives in the Southwestern deserts of the U.S. eats scorpions and other living things, hunts by night and howls at the moon. According to New Scientist, the grasshopper mouse (Onychomys torridus) will eat crickets, tarantulas, even other rodents.”

Even the fearsome Arizona bark scorpion is not safe from the grasshopper mouse. New Scientist said, “It fights bravely, stinging its attacker on the nose. To no avail. The mouse ignores the painful venom and cruelly breaks the scorpion’s tail by pummelling it into the ground, then bites its head and feasts on its flesh.”

Grasshopper mouse don’t care.

(Raw Story)

On this day in history…

…in 2011 member of Congress Gabby Gifford was shot and 6 other people killed in a domestic terror act in Tucson AZ. You know, guns.

The GOP loves it when a plan comes together!

ECONOMISTS: U.S. POVERTY ON TRACK TO HIT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 1960S

It’s like that whole War on Poverty thing never happened. Thanks GOP, you guys are swell.

According to economists and other experts surveyed by the Associated Press, the U.S. poverty rate is on track to hit its highest level since the 1960s. The consensus among those surveyed is that “the official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010, climbing as high as 15.7 percent.” Just a 0.1 percent increase would put the poverty rate at its highest since 1965.

We should note, for the record, that this also includes the fraying social safety nets.

(Think Progress)

And this is also how it ends

This is proof that Robots are becoming self-aware that one can catch up to the others and that the others slow down a bit to allow it to happen, and before you know it Ahhhhhnold is the governor of California, and Maria Shriver goes back to journalism…

(Time)

Mad Cow Found

The local fishwrap used a 2012 Goat Rodeo campaign picure of One-L touring the beef packing plant for the mad cow story. I cannot stop laughing.

(Mercury News)

Jeebus loves Scissorheads the most!

A brokered convention: Jeb Bush vs. Sarah Palin

PLEASE!

(The Hill — Read the comments for shits and giggles. Seriously, I died laughing. )