Not the Camp of Your Childhood
Tevya is Very Worried
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Our dear friend, Wasp Tevya, is at the breakfast table. He is shaking like a leaf and totally inconsolable. Tevya is very concerned about America's ability to deal with the Ebola threat. He has asked me to invite you all to breakfast this morning. He is preparing a batch of apricot pancakes with thick warm maple syrup. Bring your appetite and your patience, because Tevya is on edge. We will be waiting for your arrival at the door with warm Irish coffees.
Camping Out Has a New Twist
Thank you all for coming this morning. I have been following the Ebola trail for quite some time and I am very concerned about recent events which have brought the disease to our doorstep. I have been reading about detention camps that are being built all over the United States. Quite honestly, I chalked these reports up to hysteria and hyperbole, but now I am not so sure. You won't hear about this in the mainstream media, but it is widely believed that the Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have begun the construction of domestic detention camps and CDC quarantine centers should Ebola become a national threat. Considering that Ebola patients are already in the United States it is easy to believe that these centers may become an ugly reality. The goal will be to move people into these camps in order to treat the disease and stop its spread. The whole thought of this leaves me speechless and shaking in my boots. It also conjures up visions of catching a virus and being thrown into an Ebola center. If the government handles this crisis the way they handle everything, Americans and bugs are in for a rough time.
Ebola is Flying In
The United States government has invited the virus into the country. They have flown known victims into the states and quarantined them for treatment. Personally, i am highly skeptical of the government's ability to contain this disease. All it takes is one fool to misdiagnose the disease and send the virus out into the states. Oh wait, that has already happened. A nurse in Texas did that very thing. Because of this tragic mistake in Dallas, over 80 people are now under observation with four being in quarantine. Your President Obama told the nation that in the unlikely event Ebola appeared in the United States it can be dealt with easily because America has world class facilities and professionals. Two weeks after his remarks the "unlikely" event became a reality and one of the "professionals" blew it. There are many compelling reasons to secure the borders and Ebola has just been added to the list. This is a hell of a time for President Obama and Congress to be doing nothing.
Dr. Gil Mobley is a Missouri resident who has accused the Centers for Disease Control of being "derelict in its duty." According to Dr. Mobley the agency is not telling the public about the real possibility of Ebola spreading in the country. He made his point by arriving at the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport in a hazmat suit. The hazmat suit had the words "CDC is lying" across his back! The good doctor had recently flown back into the country from Guatemala. The only thing he was asked about upon re-entry was whether or not he had alcohol or cigarettes in his possession. If there is screening going on at airports, thus far it is not apparent.
If you have turned on your televisions lately, it is hard to miss the repeated public service commercials urging families to prepare an emergency family plan. Often two different versions of this ad are on the air back to back. Clearly, the government thinks something is coming. It may be Ebola, it may be ISIS marching down main street or it may be the destruction of our power grid. Honestly, this bug doesn't know what to worry about first!
Perhaps this is the time for Americans to start taking preventive measures. Stocking up on supplies is starting to be a good idea. Personally, I want a hazmat suit!
Dear God, you made so many bureaucrats
It's no great shame to be a bureaucrat
But it's no great honor either!