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UPDATED (1/5/019): NEW COLUMN: Will CDC Trace Polio-Like Outbreak, Or Just Shout ‘Racism’?

Ethics, Family, Government, Healthcare, Homeland Security, IMMIGRATION, Kids

NEW COLUMN IS  “Will CDC Trace Polio-Like Outbreak, Or Just Shout ‘Racism’?” It’s currently on WND, The Unz Review, Townhall.com and American Greatness. An excerpt:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used to trace outbreaks to Patient Zero, the index case—the first patient to get, then transmit, a disease. Is this government agency doing due diligence in the cases of the polio-like paralysis infecting hundreds of America’s kids?

By the dictionary’s telling, epidemiology is “the branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.”

By WND’s telling, “the diagnosis of the first cases of AFM, acute flaccid myelitis, in 2014,” coincided with the dispersal of thousands of Central American children among U.S. school children. More conspicuous at that time “was an outbreak of a deadly respiratory illness” that put hundreds of America’s children in intensive care. “Both types of symptoms can probably be caused by enterovirus D68, which happens to be endemic in Central America,” opines Dr. Jane Orient.

Are the state’s epidemiologists—whose job it is to trace and terminate outbreaks of contagious diseases—following these connections?

An outbreak necessitates the tracing of “Patient Zero,” the “single individual who bears the unknowing responsibility for having introduced the disease” to a certain population.

The same taxpayer-funded medical sleuths impressively tracked down the index case in the AIDS epidemic in North America. As documented in the late Randy Shilts’ And the Band Played On, he was Gaetan Dugas, a dashing, promiscuous, Canadian flight attendant, who had had approximately 1,000 sexual partners.

Although the CDC has provided a perfunctory status-update of its AFM Investigation, the  agency’s mention of a possible genetic etiology for Poliomyelitis, a dreadful, highly infectious viral disease, is bizarre. It reads like a cop-out.

What next? Like the legendary Lancet has done, can we expect the CDC to diagnose “right-wing politics” with folly and fervency for daring to correlate “migration to infection”?

Lest you worried that “the nation’s health protection agency” was putting America First, the CDC boasts of making strides, between January 2017 and September 2018, “Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication”—in Pakistan. (I guess CDC could argue that lots of Pakistanis will end up in the U.S., “looking for a better life.”)

In any event, along for the ride with the thousands of migrants poised to pour into the U.S. from Central America is a healthy array of microbes: measles, Chagas disease, hepatitis and much more. Diversity, baby.

According to Tijuana’s Health Department, via Fox News, 60 percent of the migrants currently encamped on the U.S. border carry respiratory infections. There are, moreover, confirmed cases of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, chickenpox, and skin infections galore, in addition to lice—these “serve as vectors of diseases like typhus.”  …

… READ THE REST.  NEW COLUMN,  “Will CDC Trace Polio-Like Outbreak, Or Just Shout ‘Racism’?,” is currently on WNDThe Unz Review, Townhall.com and American Greatness

UPDATED (1/5/019):

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: “These aren’t my facts, these are the facts.”

UPDATED II (1/9/019): The Newly Branded Trump Admin: Out With The Old (John Kelly), In With The Glitzy & The Ditzy

Celebrity, Donald Trump, Economy, Family, Government, Intelligence

Is Jarvanka, the First-Couple-in-Waiting, AKA Ivanka and Jared, senior White House advisers, no less, branding the Trump Administration with their own glitzy, ditzy, anti-Deporable brand?

It sure looks like it.

The most excellent John Kelly, whom the couple have always hated, likely because he is a hardliner who limits their access to Pater–-he is out.

Kelly’s replacement, the 36-year-old Nick Ayers, “has the endorsements of Jared [Kushner], Ivanka [Trump], and Pence, but not a lot of fans beyond that.” Understandable.

Or, perhaps I should I have written, “Out with the Old; in with the Nauert, to hint at the “nomination of former Fox anchor and State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.”

AGAIN, the deciding factors in the selection of Ms. Nauert, a former “Fox & Friends” host, is that she is “telegenic,” and the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, like her.

Looks like I voted for the Jarvanka agenda without knowing it.

RELATED: “Simple Guide To Future Trump Cabinet Picks. Very Simple.”

Tucker tells it like it is:

 

UPDATE (12/15/018):

Free Marketeer Chris Edwards, of CATO, had tried to explain to Laura Ingraham why the Kushners’ Opportunity Zones “Will Help Connected Developers, Not the Poor,” but Fox’s host prefers talking non-stop more than learning important things.

Testing the waters for La Familia:

UPDATED II (1/9/019):

Ann Coulter Kneecaps Jared Kushner; Here’s Hoping Ivanka’s Next

Ann Coulter, Democrats, Donald Trump, Family, Left-Liberalism

In the “What Ivanka Wants, Ivanka Gets” (April, 2017), Jared Kushner was described as looking “low T—like he might one day go the way of Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Jenner.”

In other words, Kushner looks like he’s transitioning.

Recently, Ann Coulter went one better and called Jared Kushner “THE BIRDBRAIN OF ALCATRAZ,” a moron, and a “a wispy little fellow.”

For that Thanksgiving gift we must be thankful.

However, Jared is second fiddle to Ivanka. The silly woman (Steve Bannon’s assessment) is The Boss. And Ivanka believes—again, in Steve Bannon’s estimation—that she and Jared are First Couple in waiting. She wants to be president.  Or, at least, make it onto the celebrity circuit at Davos.

More than anything, Ivanka and Jared crave respectability. Both have been scarred by the scandals of their fathers. Befitting young Democrats in high society, the Kushners would like to be able to press flesh with local and global elites. There will be none of that—no warm welcomes from the gilded and the glamorous at Davos—with Donald’s unsexy America First agenda.

URGENT: Ivanka needs to be neutralized. Let’s hope Ms. Coulter doesn’t take too long to dispatch Ivanka. Behind every weak, bloodless man there’s a mightily ambitious woman.

RELATED: “Steve Bannon Said Ivanka Trump Is ‘Dumb As A Brick.’ You Can Take That To The Bank.”

Fabulous FLOTUS Floats Like A Butterfly AND Stings Like A Bee

Conflict, Donald Trump, Etiquette, Family

Hooray. First Lady Melania Trump shows her political chops. FLOTUS floats like a butterfly, and stings like a bee, to parrot Muhammad Ali.

Melania got angry at Mira Ricardel—some rude, disruptive underling, also a top national security official—and took action:

The first lady’s anger stemmed from a dust-up between Ricardel and the East Wing over an October trip to Africa, when Ricardel allegedly threatened to undermine the trip after learning she didn’t have a seat on the plane. Melania Trump’s staff also came to suspect that Ricardel was responsible for unflattering stories about the first lady, people familiar with the matter said.

Next, perhaps Melania will fire Jared and Ivanka for us Deplorables?

The Koch’s Agenda.