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CDC Getting 800 Calls a Day About Possible Ebola Cases - and They're All False Alarms

Image via Shutterstock Today during a press briefing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said the CDC has been receiving about 800 calls a day from hospitals and other sources about possible cases of Ebola -- and to date, they've all been false alarms. As of today, Liberian Thomas...

PBS Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien Calls Out Fox News's Irresponsible Coverage of Ebola

Media Matters On CNN's Reliable Sources this morning, Miles O'Brien, science correspondent for PBS NewsHour, had some very strong words for the irresponsible coverage of the Ebola virus from many media sources -- especially Fox News, where they've been in non-stop fear-mongering mode. Perhaps the most outrageous comments on Fox News came...

Meet the Anti-Science, Anti-Women Republican Running for Governor of Colorado

The Denver Post's John Frank and Lynn Bartels have a jaw-dropping report on the debate between gubernatorial candidates Gov. John Hickenlooper and his batshit crazy Republican rival Bob Beauprez, a microcosm of the sheer insanity that has taken over the GOP, not just in Colorado but across the nation. Beauprez has...

Every Suspected #Ebola Case in the News Has Now Been Cleared: DC, Maryland, Honolulu, Newark, Toronto All Negative

Image via Shutterstock There's some good news on the Ebola front today; first, the patient in Washington DC's Howard University Hospital who was admitted with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the disease. And another patient in Maryland has also tested negative for Ebola: Meanwhile, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, said...

Patients in Washington DC and Maryland Suspected of Having #Ebola Test Negative

Image via Shutterstock There's some good news on the Ebola front today; first, the patient in Washington DC's Howard University Hospital who was admitted with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the disease. And another patient in Maryland has also tested negative for Ebola: Meanwhile, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, said...

Update: WFAA Reports It's Not Even Confirmed the Ebola Patient "Vomited" at All

Following up on our story from yesterday about Gateway Pundit's ridiculous, false fear-mongering post about "Ebola vomit" being cleaned up by WORKERS WITHOUT SUITS OMG!, here's a video clip from WFAA in Dallas, in which we learn reports that the Ebola patient "vomited" on the ground outside his apartment are...

Right Wing CO School Board Member: The US "Voluntarily Ended Slavery"

The new conservative cause is attacking history courses because they don't teach enough "American exceptionalism," and instead focus on liberal left wing progressive stuff like facts and truth. The latest example is taking place in Colorado right now, where the state Board of Education is under siege by demagogues like...

Another Mind-Bogglingly Dumb Post From GatewayPundit: "Unprotected Workers Cleaning Ebola Vomit!"

DERPThe entire right wing noise machine is now in full-on panic-spreading mode about the single Ebola patient in Dallas, and of course, the idiots at Gateway Pundit are getting in on the fear-peddling too. Second Dumbest Man on the Internet Kristinn Taylor has an utterly ridiculous post today with the...

Hilarious! Stephen Colbert Makes Mincemeat of Bill O'Reilly's "Mercenary Army" Idea

Comedy Central Video Bill O'Reilly took great umbrage at Stephen Colbert's relentless mockery of his moronic idea to use a "mercenary army" to fight terrorists like ISIS, so Colbert doubles down and mocks the living [bleep] out of O'Reilly in this utterly hilarious segment. Colbert at his best.

Life With Gohmert: Obama Sent "3,000 Military" to Catch Ebola and Bring It Back to the US

YouTube It's just bizarre how Texas congressman Louie "Terror Babies" Gohmert pretends he's concerned about President Obama's safety at the same time as he spews insane conspiracy theories that Obama sent 3,000 military personnel to Africa so they could catch Ebola and bring it back to the US. That's not all. In...

Talk Radio Screamer Michael Savage: Obama Is Deliberately Bringing Ebola to America

SoundCloud SoundCloud SoundCloud As always and forever, the US right wing has launched into a deranged orgy of fear-mongering and blaming President Obama over the patient diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, and talk radio screamer "Michael Savage" is probably the first out of the gate to claim Obama is deliberately bringing in diseases...

Conservatives Now Blaming President Obama For Ebola Case In Texas

It's interesting watching the conservatives and right wingers attacking Obama over his assurances that Ebola was unlikely to get into the US on flights. For instance: Bingo, @ByronYork: http://t.co/quGtCLcLjJ pic.twitter.com/uX3LyC4w8Q -- jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 2, 2014 Let's unpack this shall we? 1) The person who has Ebola was asymptomatic on...

Wednesday Night Stunt Guitar: Joe Satriani w/ Marco Minneman and Bryan Beller - "Satch Boogie"

YouTube Joe Satriani will be featured on a new episode of NPT's music series Front And Center! This hour long special was filmed recently in New York and will begin airing on October 21st. Check local listings & FrontAndCenter.com for air times The new season also includes Counting Crows, Dierks Bentley,...

Are You Ready for Another Condescending, Insulting Ad From Republicans?

YouTube This new ad from the College Republican National Committee, pushing Rick Scott for governor of Florida, is about as grotesquely condescending and demeaning to women as it's possible to be. Imagine the "brainstorming" sessions for this: "You know those women, all they think about is makeup and clothes -- so how...

In an "Open Carry" State Like Ohio, Why Was John Crawford Shot by Police in Wal-Mart?

Image via Shutterstock Here's a great article at Salon by Heather Digby Parton on America's messed up and often racist gun culture, and why "Open Carry" groups don't understand the factors that create police brutality like the shooting of John Crawford in an Ohio Wal-Mart. After finally being allowed to view...

Bad Lip Reading: Walking and Talking Dead

YouTube Hey, I get it, man. A dolphin ain't the same as a apple.

First Diagnosed Case of Ebola in Texas

This will probably be the big story for the rest of the week: CDC: First Diagnosed Case of Ebola in the U.S.. (CNN) -- A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and...

Your Teabonics Moment of the Day

Another classic for our Teabonics file, courtesy of @michaelcoleman on Twitter. "IRA" Scandal - check Benghazi misspelled - check Comic Sans font - check (h/t: Backwoods_Sleuth.)

Creationist Ben Carson: The 2016 Elections Will Be Canceled Due to Anarchy

SoundCloud Dr. Ben Carson is a complete lunatic; a hard core young Earth creationist who thinks America is becoming Nazi Germany and abortions are the same as human sacrifice, and who's now warning that the country is on the brink of such massive anarchy that we'll be forced to cancel the...

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