RUSH: Just sitting here watching CNN. CNN has an exclusive. CNN just did 10 minutes on how the waste of the Ebola patient hasn’t been removed from the house. It’s still in there. They had Anderson Cooper out there describing this in great detail. They then did five minutes on how the Ebola patient’s sheets are still on the Ebola patient’s bed in the house where the Ebola patient’s waste hasn’t been removed.
Now, folks, shouldn’t somebody be doing this? It may be a bit much to ask the family to be doing this. After all, we don’t require self-reliance of our own population anymore. So shouldn’t the CDC, shouldn’t somebody be over there monitoring this? Is this patient not being monitored? We got a major news network. Look, quarantined woman, patient’s sheets still on bed. Now they got another expert talking about this on CNN. I wish I had the exclusive, but I didn’t. They didn’t call me to tell me. CNN unearthed it somehow.
I checked the e-mail during the break, “Rush, what happened? If a Secret Service director had said, ‘We need to be more like Disney World,’ you would have been laughing yourself silly.” I know. Years past, we would have been. And if it were an isolated thing, we still would be. But it’s become all too common. These institutions, traditions, that’s what I refer to ’em as, that have always defined our greatness, that we’ve always had this utmost respect for, the best people we had were there — look at what’s falling apart here. I mean, it is funny, but at the same time it’s not good.
It’s not enough to say, “Well, if we elect a new president, we’ll get this taken care of.” Some of these people are in career positions that do not leave when the president that put them there leaves. And, by the way, look at George W. Bush. Look at all the people he left in place after he was inaugurated in 2001 just to be fair because of the controversy over the Florida recall. Bush thought it would be a sign of cooperation and no hard feelings if he left a bunch of Clinton people in office at the Department of Justice and elsewhere. Look what that got us.
Anyway, anyway, welcome back, great to have you. We’re here at 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
Look, I wasn’t gonna mention this. I wasn’t gonna talk about it, but since CNN is, let me find it here real quick. There’s a story: “Dallas Ebola Patient Vomited Outside Apartment on Way to Hospital.” It is a Reuters story. Shouldn’t people in hazmat suits be cleaning this stuff up and removing the vomit outside the apartment?
You know, Moynihan said that as we give up trying to stop certain kinds of crime and we say, “You know what? It’s just the way the culture is now.” It’s called defining deviancy down. We are defining competence down. We are now elevating incompetence to incompetence. We’re elevating incompetence to supremely qualified, and that is the overall concern.
RUSH: By the way, since I mentioned it, I’ll give you a little taste of it. Anderson Cooper, with his exclusive on CNN today about the dirty sheets and all the waste that hasn’t been removed from the Ebola patient’s house in Dallas.
COOPER: In the apartment, the sheets that he sweated on are still on the bed. The pillows are still on the bed.
COOPER: The towels he used, she has put into a plastic bag or plastic bags.
COOPER: They are still in the apartment. She’s not clear what to do with them. The CDC has visited her apartment, she tells me, uh, have told her not to go outside, that she’s quarantined. She has to stay inside for 21 days. She’s taking her own temperature every hour, she says. She’s taking the temperature of the young people who are in the apartment with her. Uh, but she’s clearly very concerned.
RUSH: Now, this is the woman identified as Louise that Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the US, was staying with. He was staying with her while visiting their 13-year-old son in Dallas. So it gets a little bit more complicated. Duncan Thomas, Eric Duncan was visiting her while visiting their 13-year-old son in Dallas, and she’s the one that told Anderson Cooper (paraphrased), “My God, I got all this stuff piling up here, and I don’t know what to do about it.”
Here’s Peter in Roswell, Georgia. I’m glad you called, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It’s an honor and a pleasure talking to you. So many years of listening to my hero. Listen, I think there’s way too much attention paid to the ineffective hospitals in our system and little on his accountability, which I think has a lot more culpable. I’m talking about Duncan Eric Thomas, Thomas Eric Duncan. And I’m saying this because I’m examining the timeline.
Even though the conventional wisdom is that, upon being infected, he took off, got on the plane and got to United States. Logically, as you were saying. Anyone would do that. However, if you go back, that the day she took the plane was the 18th. The day he got infected was the 15th, with that pregnant woman. But before that, on September 4th, he gave up his job unexpectedly without explanations. On September 4th, he was working in FedEx.
RUSH: Let me cut to the chase. Your point is that he knew that he had Ebola, and some of this is on him. He knew that he was sick, and he made no effort not to mingle with people? Is that your point?
CALLER: He had family in the United States that was preparing things. Then he quit unexpectedly on the 4th. On the 15th he got infected. On the 18th he got on the plane. On the 20th, he is in the United States, and he is in touch or in contact with children. Nobody explains what kind of contact, but someone who knows full well that he’s infected is in touch with children. On the 24th, he checks in the ER. On the 30th he has fully blown Ebola.
RUSH: Right. Okay. So, you are of the belief that he is culpable, that he bears some of the responsibility of this ’cause he knew he got on the plane suffering from Ebola. It’s a good point. It’s a fair point, folks.