Friday, October 24, 2014

Salag-Ebola Mechick-Ebola Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo — Put 'em together and what have you got — Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

Too bad there is no Disney-style “Magic Song” to get us out of this Ebola mess

No, just like in Dallas, the plan is really more of the same   —   "We want to state at the outset there is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed...."  —   Almost exactly like President Ebola Obama said several weeks ago  —   “... the likelihood of [Craig Spencer, M.D.] spreading the virus is low....” 

Can any of the authorities now talking about New York answer these questions:  Why, was there any likelihood that Craig Spencer, M.D., might spread the Ebola virus at all ?   Why wasn’t  he in quarantine for a full 21 days ?

It looks like we have learned very little from the Dallas Ebola fiasco

The CCN report on the most recent “Ebola Incident” seems to have a title that seems a little incredulous about the cover story that is being put out by the New City and Federal authorities (See  “N.Y. doctor positive for Ebola had no symptoms until Thursday, officials say” by Ray Sanchez & Shimon Prokupecz, 10/23/14, CNN/ Health []). According to CNN, “A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday. ***   The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea October 17 and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Thursday. He is in isolation and being treated at New York's Bellevue Hospital, one of the eight hospitals statewide that Gov. Andrew Cuomo designated earlier this month as part of an Ebola preparedness plan. ***   Spencer, who is hospitalized in intensive care, went for a jog, may have gone to a restaurant, traveled the city's vast subway system and went bowling before feeling ill, but authorities stressed that the likelihood of him spreading the virus was low. *** ‘We want to state at the outset there is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed,’ Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters late Thursday.”


This healthcare cowboy, Craig Spencer, a doctor without discernible boundaries or conscience, who obviously cared more about the poor natives of West Africa than his own neighbors, was so on top of things that he caught the Ebola himself; who then self-monitored his condition, because he knew that he had been in close contact with Ebola patients; but he didn’t think he had the disease, even though he did have some symptoms; such that he “limited his contact” in the days immediately before being diagnosed to restaurants, bowling alleys and subways; before realizing he had all of the symptoms and needed immediate special treatment (only a bit of a run-on sentence could give the story of this joker, Craig Spencer, M.D., the full flavor of the moment).

“...[A]uthorities stressed that the likelihood of him spreading the virus was low....”  —  Are these people nuts ?   Why, was there any likelihood that Craig Spencer, M.D., might spread the Ebola virus at all ?  Why wasn’t this sociopath in quarantine for at least twenty-one (21) days after his arrival back on our shores ?   Why didn’t the CDC and NIH have protocols in place to mandate that ?   Why weren’t Doctors Frankenstein Fauci and Faust Frieden on top of the possibility  of a returning health worker bringing the disease back with him, didn't that happen enough already to notice the possibility ?  Needless to say, I wouldn’t expect longtime Democrat political hack Ron Klain, "The National Ebola Czar," to be on top of this  —   because he has decided to hit the deck doing a slow crawl, which seems just fine with his boss Barack Hussein Ebola, full-time Democratic fund raiser and part-time President of the United States.

This really bears repeating  —  "We want to state at the outset there is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed...."  —   again, that was what Mayor “Wilhelm” de Blasio told reporters late Thursday, according to CNN.  Of course not, Mayor, why would we be alarmed when even the emergency press conference was more than a half hour late, and that this gathering of “authorities” thought that your words would help to reassure anybody ?

Governor Cuomo spoke and sounded serious delivering his own very sick joke to the people of New York

Mayor de Blasio and the other “authorities”  “...were joined by Gov. Cuomo at a news conference to allay concerns about the spread of the virus, especially via public transportation. ***   ‘We are as ready as one could be for this circumstance,’ Cuomo said, adding that the situation in his state is different than what happened in Texas, where a man from Liberia was diagnosed with Ebola and two health care workers who treated him later contracted the virus. ***   ‘We had the advantage of learning from the Dallas experience,’ Cuomo said.”

Governor Cuomo must have missed the part where after the Dallas experience, it was pretty much decided that heath care workers that have treated Ebola patients shouldn’t be traveling around with the general population like one of the infected nurses did – oh, and like Craig Spencer, M.D., just did all around New York City.

Oh, oh, oh !   And didn’t Nancy Snyderman, M.D., and television journalist, have a similar “problem” with her self-monitoring regimen along the same lines as Craig Spencer, M.D. ?  Didn’t anybody from the gathered authorities learn anything from that, either.

I almost think that I’d be more comfortable if I knew the folks at Disney were in charge of all of this

Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Put 'em together and what have you got


Anonymous said...

Well, well, well. CNN.

It is a pleasure to see one move along the continuum of news sources from "Crazy" at one end toward "Reason" at the other. It's a gradual migration but keep coming (and don't drop anchor at Democracy Now). Mother Jones awaits you at our end.*

*I mean Mother Jones the news magazine and not The Most Dangerous Woman in America. She was that union lady from Cork - not to be confused with the most dangerous woman in Brooklyn - as we know who she is too.

Anonymous said...

It looks like Dr. Spencer and Pres. Obola got together to give Ebola to a bowler - - - or abunch of bowlers from Brooklyn

Anonymous said...

Its obvious your a Broadway show tune type of guy

Galewyn Massey said...


I don't count Disney music as "Broadway Show" tunes....

Nor do I count a Disnified Times Square as Times Square....

Anonymous said...

Well, you know you can still find a Blarney Stone in Times Square if you're nostalgic for what used to be. I myself have never nor would ever walk into such a place but the smell of days-old corned beef still reaches the streets and it might even still be made they way you may have used to like it. And you can go in whistling that Damn Yankees song about the good old days whose lyrics if you really listen are so incredibly appropriate for you as to make my thinking of it seem almost providential.

Anonymous said...

Last of the Old Time Bars (in Brooklyn) is Smiths on 5th ave.

Or maybe Feeneys. Enter at your own risk

Anonymous said...

The bachelor above is living in the past.

Anonymous said...

What about Three JPs or The Leaf?

Anonymous said...

Reading these comments is making me thirsty.

article review said...

Wow Gale! That's a great article! You always hit the nail on the donkey (dens)

Anonymous said...

Three Jolly Pidgeons turned into a hipster bar and The Leaf just re opened.
OSullivans on 89th & 3rd is ok.

Galewyn Massey said...


Thanks for the kind words from whomever thought it was a great article... Given Guvs Cuomo's and Christie's imposition of the 21-day quarantine on medical personal returning from the Ebola hot zone, what more proof do we need that they are reading my blog...

And for the Bay Ridge pub crawl map maker's assistant, thanks for your info -- also, how about you add Kelly's on 4th Avenue near 95th Street to your list.

Anonymous said...

Article review at 717 -

Please, don't encourage him. You'll be having him think he's The King of Siam.