Speaking of elections …

“Elections, especially of representatives and counselors, should be annual, there not being in the whole circle of the sciences a maxim more infallible than this, “where annual elections end, there slavery begins.” These great men … should be (chosen) once a year—Like bubbles on the sea of matter bourne, they rise, they break, and to the sea return. This will teach them the great political virtues of humility, patience, and moderation, without which every man in power becomes a ravenous beast of prey.”

– John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President

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The Register’s fatal paradigm

The Register’s Sunday editorial, We Can’t Back Either (their refusal to endorse Branstad or Hatch), makes you either want to cry or pull your hair out. The article is rather intriguing at first blush, their disgust with both Branstad and Hatch. But when the 800 pound gorilla in Iowa politics is so myopic, it is truly scary.

When something so big and powerful as the Register is completely blind (or stupid), how do you fight that? It’s true, neither Republican Terry Branstad or Democrat Jack Hatch are worth voting for. So what do we do? Stay home? Not vote? Hmm … or is there a third option?

Since when do you denote “5” by the word either? Maybe they got a different ballot than me, but I have 5 people running for governor. Along with the two candidates above, my ballot also has Libertarian Lee Deakins Hieb, New Independent Party Iowa candidate Jim Hennager and Iowa Party candidate Jonathan Narcisse. Using a calculator and all the ‘new’ math I got in school, that comes to a total of 5 candidates in my book. Not “either”.

Does the Register really not know that they are a large part of the reason the two major parties put up ‘dumb and dumber’ as candidates? They are the major ‘print’ player in Iowa media. For years their propaganda has conditioned people to the autonomic response that they have to vote either Democrat or Republican. Bullshit! In the same section Obradovich suggests Iowa Republicans have to vote for David Young in the 3rd District, that they have no where else to go.

How can you possibly not understand that competition makes any race stronger? If you have a historical duopoly, rot and lethargy will indeed set in. This stuff is so basic I question their intelligence and character. I have to assume they take this position to foster the illusion of only “two” choices.

The two major parties benefit from keeping the duopoly. The Register benefits (they think) from promoting the idea there can only be one paper in central Iowa. It’s like in government, a corrupt judiciary supports the corrupt things the legislative branch does, who in turn supports a corrupt executive branch, who in turn comes full circle and doesn’t call out a corrupt judiciary. Follow the money.

In 1999 you knew who the Governor of Minnesota was. You had no idea who the Governor of South Dakota was, but you knew who Minnesota’s was. Why is that? Because Jesse Ventura got elected Governor of Minnesota and the establishment promptly crapped their collective pants.

Ventura put the fear of God into the establishment because he wasn’t bought and paid for like the Democrats and Republicans. They were scared to death he would threaten the status quo, upset the apple cart, and end business as usual.

Minnesota didn’t die with a third party as Governor. They didn’t secede and become annexed by Canada. Life went on. No one died because of it. In another 4 years things got back to usual. Cronyism continued, backroom deals were made, and no one cared further who the Governor of Minnesota was.

Iowa will elect Braindead for his 28th term. Secret payoffs will continue to be made. DCI agents will get fired if they speak out. The Governor’s kid will continue to get away with murder. The same ole same ole goes on.

Jim Roach

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“One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.”

– General Douglas MacArthur
(1880-1964) WWII Supreme Allied Commander of the Southwest Pacific, Supreme United Nations Commander




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Headhunters in the subway!

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Muslim Zale Thompson in New York tries to show his brothers in Headhackeystan that he is down with the struggle, follows their lead and goes headhunting on two New York cops. The media doesn’t talk about it, but that’s what he was doing. Luckily he was shot dead. Unfortunately a woman bystander was also shot. With any luck the woman and the cops will recover fully.

Along with the beheadings in the Middle East, this brings home to me once again the stupidity of bringing tribal savages practicing Islam into America. Their beliefs are obviously incompatible with Western Civilization. To think you can make a silk purse out of a sows ear is ridiculous.

ISIS has shown repeatedly what they are. I suggest we start to believe them. Primitive headhunters are not who we need in this country. Rather than stop the exodus of their brothers already here, I suggest we hire several large ships, load them on the ships, and assist in them in the return to their wonderful homeland.

Why stop enemies of America from leaving? We want them to leave.

Jim Roach

[Kudos to Mark Steyn for inventing the phrases, "Headhackers, Headhackeystan".]

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Religion of Peace killing like crazy in Canada

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Wow, isn’t that odd, to be using the words “crazy” and “Muslim” in the same sentence? In the first instance a crazed Muslim in a car runs down two Canadian soldiers. The next day another crazed Muslim in Canada storms Canada’s Parliament building and kills another soldier, then fortunately is shot dead.

In Thursday’s USA Today, two articles on page 3B report the incident in Ottawa. The first was, Gunfire erupts at Ottawa Parliament, by Pierre Chauvin and William M. Welch. The second, Canadians laud sergeant-at-arms, by Alan Gomez. Guess what the funny thing was about both articles? And they weren’t small articles, they covered about 20 column inches. Guess what both articles failed to mention?

That’s right, they failed to mention the key damn point of both instances! That both were attacks by Muslim radicals. You’d think reporters might just have more of a damn clue then that.

Jim Roach

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Ebola on the subway!

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Dr. Craig Spencer returns to New York and brings Ebola with him. He was feeling bad on Tuesday, and went out on the town. Thursday morning he came down with a fever. What struck me as staggeringly stupid, was once again they wait weeks for advanced symptoms to show, then they hospitalize the patient. Hmm…. is there a quicker way?

Is there a way to tell if a person is sick within 3 days of being exposed? As opposed to 3 weeks? Is there a quicker way to tell if a person is sick, before they become highly contagious?

Yes! A blood test!  A count for white blood cells! Shazam! Because with any virus, the first thing to happen is a rapid drop in white blood cells. You don’t have to wait 10 days to become highly contagious with a high fever, vomiting and diarrhea, no! You can tell within 3 days after exposure, long before symptoms become advanced, we have what we call early symptoms.

Is a white blood cell count something that can only be done at CDC headquarters by a specialist? No! It can be done by any monkey with a microscope. Anyone with a biology background, high school science teacher, vet, college biology student. But for reasons unknown, the U.S. healthcare system, is waiting for the actual virus to show up in the blood. A week or weeks after exposure.

Jim Roach

[On Twitter CNN/Time are saying "the doctor had no symptoms until Thursday". Bullshit. The doctor himself said that "He felt tired starting Tuesday...". Fatigue and nausea are symptoms. Fever is not the only symptom. Why do they keep saying that? Even now they are saying he "exhibited no symptoms". That is wrong. He wasn't experiencing advanced symptoms. He most certainly was exhibiting early symptoms. Why are medical professionals acting so dense? And, it still doesn't answer why no blood tests. Plus, as has been reported, he was told not to come to work for 3 weeks, so why expose all those people on the subway and in the restaurants to risk? And this was also pointed out on CNN, if Ebola is so hard to catch by casual contact, and we saw pictures of the Doc over there in his spacesuit, how did he get it? If you are in a hazmat suit, and you still catch it, why are you telling people on the subway there's no danger? They're not in a spacesuit. Evidently it's pretty damn easy to catch. And why are they rushing to decontaminate Spencer's apartment? The virus only lasts 2 hours on surfaces, right?]

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Are U.S. Hospitals ready for Ebola? Evidently not …

The Dallas hospital failed the patient, failed the nurses, then they failed the public by letting the two infected nurses travel all over creation. Not once have I heard the call for the resignation of Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief clinical officer for that hospital. Inadequate equipment, inadequate training, no blood testing of the care staff, no travel restrictions, I’m not sure how his failure could be any more complete.

USA Today points out there are only 4 hospitals equipped to treat Ebola patients. Between them, there are a sum total of 8 – 13 beds. Not per hospital, total. 13 beds in the United States of America, the world’s lone superpower, to treat Ebola.

Nurses training nationwide has been a complete failure. “Nurses have been given a CDC handout and directed to the website.” This outbreak has been going on for 5 months, and once again the Obama administration is playing catchup. An Ebola Czar isn’t appointed until Friday, and then it is a political hack. Joe Biden’s chief of staff? Are you kidding me? He doesn’t need to be a doctor, but he does need to be an expert in crisis management.

Someone like Utah millionaire Jeremy Johnson who showed the world what relief effort was all about after the Haiti earthquake. While the government was formulating “strategic assessment plans”, Johnson was flying food, doctors, generators and other equipment into the Dominican Republic and trucking them into Haiti. While the government was holding press conferences, Johnson was putting food in peoples belly’s. That is who Obama should have gone to for Ebola Czar, someone from the private sector who knows how to get it done. Not some schmo on Biden’s staff.

In the article by Graham Gillette, NBC News shows how not to atone for mistake, he talks about how during their quarantine because of an infected cameraman, the chief medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman goes to lunch at a New Jersey restaurant. He references Snyderman saying, “We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal.” Once again they are waiting for the disease to advance 3 weeks, rather than start daily blood tests that would show sickness in 3 days.

This outbreak in the U.S. has become so serious  that Obama even cancelled a campaign trip. OMG! Has it come to that? In the same article he mentions that he is not in favor of a travel ban from west Africa. Good God who is this man working for? You isolate an epidemic, you don’t spread it. Our open southern border is likely to cause many deaths also. Marine Corps General John Kelly last week pointed out that as people become more desperate in Africa, they will pay smugglers to bring them into Mexico and central America so that they can make their way into U.S hospitals to receive treatment. he called it an “existential threat” to U.S. security. The mainstream media completely ignored him.

The USA Today Thursday had an article titled, Hospitals’ infection controls questioned. They point out that there were “700,000 hospital -associated illnesses each year”. In 2011, 75,000 people died from those infections contracted at hospitals. More than twice the number killed in auto accidents. Most commonly from staff who did not wash their hands and equipment. How tough is that? Wash your damn hands. They spend millions upon millions on public health boards, and committees and centers, but they have 8 beds to treat patients? They can’t wash their hands? Priorities people.

Jim Roach

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["The 722,000 infections acquired in hospitals during 2011 represented a decline of 58 % from a decade earlier, when the annual number stood at 1.7 million. The number of deaths linked to those infections dropped nearly 25 % over the same period."]



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“Why no news coverage until Butzier’s death?”

Dennis Dowell of Fort Madison absolutely nailed it in a letter to the editor Thursday. The Libertarian Party’s senate candidate died in a small plane crash Monday night. Dowell points out that Mr. Butzier was one of six candidates on the ballot in Iowa for US Senate. The Register, like all media, has this absolutely pathological obsession with convincing us that the only 2 parties that exist are Democrat and Republican.

As has been pointed out brilliantly time and again on this blog, why would you return to office the people who caused the problems you are now trying to solve?

Before 1900 there were many political parties. Some minor, some major. You could assert that many ideologies were to blame for the failures of the 19th century, as many parties held office and influence. You had Whigs, Federalists, Toleration Party, Anti-Masonic Party, Free Soil Party, Greenback Party, Socialist Labor Party, Anti-Nebraska Party, American Party, Opposition Party, and many, many others. The issue of who was at fault was confused.  But! Since 1900, only 2 parties have been in control, Democrats and Republicans.  It is crystal clear who is to blame.

Who on God’s green earth would insist on only covering, promoting, giving legitimacy to, and voting for, the people who caused the problems??? Why would you vote for the people who drove us off the cliff? How the hell can a political system get stronger without competition? How stupid is the media? How stupid are the voters? How long does this country have?

Jim Roach

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American health care system no match for Ebola

Despite the head of the CDC assuring us that America is not Liberia, Ebola in America is winning. A second case turns up from a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. My God this is a pathetic response to deadly epidemic. That hospital sends the patient home. When he does come back he sat for hours with other patients. Then he dies for lack of effort. Two nurses have to wait for the disease to advance and fever shows, before they are diagnosed as sick. It was just reported on CNN that Ebola, like any virus, has an effect on the blood long before outward symptoms show.

A simple white blood cell count test will show in 3 days of exposure. There is absolutely no need to wait “3 weeks” for a fever to develop. 3 days is all that is necessary. 3 days. This is the first I’ve heard of it. Our “leaders” are so far behind the curve. The nurses union is now coming out with the dirt on Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. One example was when nurses complained about their exposed neck. They were told to “wrap their neck with medial tape”. What??? Are you kidding me?

Doctor Gupta on CNN was showing the procedure for doffing the protective gear after exposure. It was essentially identical to the procedure for taking off Chemical Warfare gear in the military. Having done that, you quickly realize you would be toast in a real world crisis. The military didn’t even have showers to do a first stage decontamination prior to proceeding. Part of the reason was that the suits were cloth! The contaminant would have soaked in! With water proof suits and showers, you would have at least stood a chance.

This hospital wasn’t even up to the task of effectively donning and doffing gear, let alone have the right gear. Their failure is complete. The CDC’s failure is complete. Bureaucrats are not leaders. Emergencies require leaders not bureaucrats. The bureaucratic system we have is not equipped for this. An example of this is the second case in Texas. The list of care givers to the original patient that have to be watched is now 70. Daily blood tests should have been going on for a week now on all 70. They won’t. They’ll wait weeks for fevers to show and the disease is advanced.

When the epidemic starts to spread in the US, they will say “hospital labs are over burdened”. Yeah? Then utilize veterinarian clinics and university science departments to also do the blood tests. White blood cell counts are child’s play. That is just criminal they would wait weeks, when 3 days would show with a blood test.

Jim Roach

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Liberals are full of it? Go figure…

“I am not a conservative but I have spoken out for years against the staggering amount of blind hatred directed at black conservatives by liberals. Liberals are shockingly quick to demean and dismiss brilliant black people like Rice, Carson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Professor Walter E. Williams and economist Thomas Sowell because they don’t fit into the role they have carved out for a black person in America. Black Americans must be obedient liberals on all things or risk being called a race traitor or an Uncle Tom.”

– Juan Williams
(1954-) Panamanian-born American journalist, political analyst, author
Source: Rutgers rage against Rice — why do liberals have so much hate for black conservatives?, March 6, 2014

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The Bell Curve

“The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can ever help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population — the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it’s the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it’s the fools that form the overwhelming majority.”

– Henrik Ibsen
(1828-1906) Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet

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