Friday on The Conservative Cauldron:
Ebola updates-The Ebola outbreak could eventually create a $32 billion dollar drain on African economies over the next two years, if it continues to spread. World Bank president Jim Kim told CNN that the steps some countries have taken are equal to “putting a towel under the door of a building on fire”. The president of Liberia has postponed a senatorial election that was set for this week due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus. U.S. Marines and Airmen will arrive on Thursday to help with Ebola response efforts. They will bring with them 4 V-22 Osprey aircraft and 2 C-130 transport planes. This will bring the total number of U.S military personnel to 334. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died last Wednesday, 10 days after he was admitted to a Texas hospital. Five of the busiest airports in the nation will step up screening measures. Passengers arriving from the nations hardest hit will receive special screening including having their temperatures taken.
The Secret Service- According to a Washington Post report last week, a volunteer member of the presidential advance team may have had a prostitute in his hotel room when the President visited Columbia in April of 2012 for an economics summit. People who are close to the investigation say they were asked by superiors at the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office, to withhold certain pieces of information in the report until after the 2012 presidential election. While nearly two dozen Secret Service agents were disciplined in some way over the scandal, through termination or fines, the person at the heart of the investigation, Jonathan Dach, whose father, Leslie Dach, is a major contributor to the Democrat Party, was given a job in the Obama administration as a contract advisor in the State Department’s Office on Global Women’s Issues. Prostitution is legal in Columbia, that kind of good time was not why the Secret Service was in Cartagena at that time. Republican members of Congress have urged the White House to come clean with all information regarding the latest Secret Service “security breaches”.
In about three weeks, Americans will go to the polls to elect members of the House of Representatives and Senators. There is a fairly good chance that not only will Republicans maintain control of the House, but need at least six Senate seats to flip to the GOP. There are several hotly contested races in all parts of the country. Many of the vulnerable Democrat Senators were big supporters of Obama care, and have supported President Obama’s agenda at almost every turn. Because of that, many seats that might have been thought of as secure for Democrats are up for grabs. Mark Begich in Alaska, Kay Hagen in North Carolina, and one of the most interesting races, Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. Many of these Senators are doing their best to distance themselves from the President because of his failed policies. Voters are angry and are looking to send a message. It will be a fascinating election night.
St. Louis not only enjoyed the return of playoff baseball to the Gateway City, but was also treated to the “Weekend of Resistance”. The four-day event was put on by a group calling itself “Ferguson October”, but also had many other sponsors, groups like Code Pink, socialist and environmental groups. The biggest question might be, why are some of these groups even involved in a protest designed to keep awareness on police shootings and possible police brutality? The movement for justice for victims like Michael Brown in Ferguson appears to have been hijacked by the Left Wing and groups who have very different agendas.
And of course, in the WTF segment, a man in Detroit is willing to trade his three-bedroom fixer-upper home for, wait for it, a new iPhone 6. There is the minor detail of $6,000 owed in back taxes, but the owner of the house says he would also be willing to trade the house for a 32GB iPad. Good deal or not? You be the judge.