Hello and welcome to the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we award the golden plastic Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be publicly slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations and check back Thursday to see which Weasel gets the votes and walks off with the statuette of shame!
Here are this weeks’ nominees:
Science Fiction Writer And Self Accalimed Expert On Everything David Quammen!
The Independent Sentinel : David Quammen, alleged Ebola expert, for saying this on Anderson Cooper 360Thursday:
“You can’t isolate neighborhoods, you can’t isolate nations. It doesn’t work. And people talk about, “Well, we shouldn’t allow any flights from Liberia.” I mean, we in America, how dare we turn our backs on Liberia given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery. We have a responsibility to stay connected to them and help them see this through.”
Liberia was founded in 1826 after prominent American abolitionists helped thousands of freed African-American slaves colonize a patch of western Africa. The ex-slaves set up slavery for the locals.
After a bloody coup, the Liberian-Americans left and moved back to the United States.For the most part, the people now living in Liberia have nothing to do with American slavery and live in a brutal culture.
This was – excuse me – over 200 years ago. Hello!?! This is irrational.
If we all contract Ebola over here, that will really help all those people over there.
Mr. Quammen should get his butt right over to Liberia and help everyone with Ebola. If he gets Ebola, he can consider it atonement for slavery in 1826.I can’t take this crazy talk any longer. It has to stop.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden!
The Noisy Room : I nominate with enthusiasm, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden for saying a travel ban to the countries facing an Ebola outbreak could paradoxically make the problem worse. Right… That’s insane. He is also claiming the Ebola outbreak in the US is totally under control and it is unlikely it will spread in the US, because wait for it… they know how to contain it and stop the spread of it in its tracks. Because they’ve done such a bang up job so far, you know. Nothing to see here, keep flying and just ignore the vomiting in the next aisle over. The CDC and the Obama Administration have done nothing but lie about everything concerning this pandemic from day one. But don’t panic, for heaven’s sake.
Virginia Right!: I nominate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden who is in denial of the dangers of Ebola spreading in the US. Preventing people with the disease from entering the country can only help contain the outbreak.
Obama Consigliere Valerie Jarrett!
GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD: For her role as President Obama’s behind the scenes fixer, her championing of self-identified communist Van Jones (as green jobs czar), and the die-hard advocate of wealth redistribution Cass Sunstein (as regulatory czar), and her role as the White House’s unofficial compass on minority issues.
Vice President Joe Biden!!
The Right Planet : Like a bad case of herpes, VP Joe Biden is the “gift” that just keeps giving. The vice president recently apologized to Turkey and UAE for his recent comments linking the two nations to al-Qaeda (although I don’t necessarily disagree with that), and may or may not apologize to Saudi Arabia for similar comments. He apologized to the ADL for using the derogatory term “shylock.” He’s taken heat for using the term “Orient” to describe Asia. He praised Bob Packwood in front of a women’s group. He’s mocked the EU’s economy. And “Jumbled Joe” struck again by claiming China was part of North America. Biden recently joked to a student body vice president at Harvard that being vice president is a “bitch.” I’ll tell ya what’s a “bitch” … thinking this guy is just a heartbeat away from the presidency.
The Supreme Court Of The United States!
Rhymes With Right : The United States Supreme Court. On Monday the nine Justices of the Highest Court in the Land abrogated their responsibility to hear a case and provide precedent on gay marriages. In declaring their refusal to hear any of the pending appeals, they in effect legalized gay marriage in every state in several judicial circuits and put their thumb on the scale in pending appellate decisions on the matter that were likely to provide contrary decisions.
Well, there it is! Are these worthy weasels or what? Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!
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