Friday, October 10, 2014

That's Gonna Leave A Mark...

Fresh on the heels of getting bitch-slapped by noted neocon Jimmy Carter is this new bumper sticker, seen and reported by Stretch:


Ouch. If it wasn't such a serious matter, being completely and utterly bumbled by the current clown-in-chief (apologies to clowns everywhere) with lives on the line, I'd laugh.

And yes, before you point it out, I know that the flu kills more people every year. So does pneumonia. Do a little analysis, though. Very rarely does the flu kill perfectly healthy people. Usually the fatalities are those whose immune systems are already compromised.

The other thing is that it was entirely preventable. Travel restrictions, screening of passengers, etc. - except that, in the name of political correctness, we didn't want to screen people from Africa for fear of appearing racist. For the love of all that's good and wholesome, just step in front of a bus now if you really think that way.

There's a disease that's pretty much limited to one geographical area. There's nothing racist about applying a little extra scrutiny to folks coming from that region. It's not everyday that we have a clear cut case of political correctness killing someone, but after this debaucle, it's a near-certainty.

And don't even get me started about us putting thousands of boots on the ground in West Africa to combat ebola but not a single one in Syria to combat ISIS...

That is all.

4 comments:

Bob said...

Vox Day has a worrying pair of graphs over on his blog charting possible progression of the disease if it continues at the current pace.

Jennifer said...

Saw one of these stickers just yesterday but was unable to snap a picture due to traffic. That's gotta sting a bit

PhilaBOR said...

"Getting bitch slapped by noted neocon Jimmy Carter"
Quote of the month!

Brigid said...

As much as I travel, including abroad, I'm looking more and more forward to retiring, and getting off the grid.