Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kaci Hickox, Jackass Of The Moment

In a case so filled with @$$clowns, it's hard to stand out, but this crybaby clearly has what it takes:
(Reuters) - New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa will likely face its first legal test this week, after a lawyer for a quarantined nurse said she would file a federal lawsuit within days.Norman Siegel, a civil rights lawyer, said Kaci Hickox's isolation upon her return from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," given that she shows no Ebola symptoms and has not tested positive for the disease.
Michelle Mello, professor of law and public health at Harvard University, said courts in such cases seek to balance the level of danger posed by the disease with the likelihood that the individual poses a public threat.
But she said courts have found reason to uphold past quarantines, even when there was no definitive proof the individuals were ill.
"I don’t think it is clear, but I suspect when all is said and done, it won’t be successful," she said.
Emboldened by the fawning publicity from her childish tantrum, and today's governmental pique over her quarantine by the state of New Jersey, woman-child and alleged nursing professional Kaci Hickox is now electing to quite literally make a federal case out the state's decision not to let her wander hither and yon until she goes symptom free from Ebola for 21 days, after arriving in the US only 48 hours from working amidst the outbreak of same in pestilential Conkary, Guinea.

Her entire rationale is that the state should wait until she, like medical assclown Craig Spencer, starts shedding virus all over a major metropolis before the state should have the right to keep her from walking hither and yon like a modern-day Typhoid Mary.

Because after all, what 's most important here is not the rights of 317M Americans to not be exposed to Ebola, but instead Hickox's inalienable right to dine at Olive Garden and Taco Bell, and shop at Old Navy.

Let us grant that she has the right to be at liberty. Fine.
What she doesn't have is the right of return to the country from a place in the middle of a massive epidemic. So that leaves a simple solution.

Ship her fat whiny ass back to Conkary, and let her do her quarantine for 21 days there, under the auspices of the CDC. If she goes 21 days symptom free, then permit her return to the US. (Oh, and bill her personally for the accommodations.)

Everybody wins, and she can go down in history as the most lunkheaded excuse for a medical professional since someone threw a bag over Tom Frieden and made him stop holding international press conferences.

But I'd rather a federal judge elects to wait 19 more days before issuing the ruling that her case is moot, and dismissing it.

"You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred."
Unlike NY Gov. Jellyfish, Chris Christie has indicated that NJ is not backing down despite the whinging:
"New Jersey is not changing its quarantine protocol. The protocol is clear that a New Jersey resident with no symptoms, but who has come into contact with someone with Ebola, such as a health care provider, would be subject to a mandatory quarantine order and quarantined at home," [Christie spokesman] Roberts said. "Nonresidents would be transported to their homes if feasible and, if not, quarantined in New Jersey."
Psst! Hey, Princess! Guess what?
We've quarantined ACTUAL HEROES before, and they didn't piss their pants or sue anybody about it.
Get OVER yourself.


  1. The statist appears to want to share our society with just about everybody, everywhere, and preserving that beneficence is their singular and overriding priority.

    They simply cannot allow a border in one area to be enforced, for any reason, as this will serve to bolster the arguments of those of us calling for enforcement of borders in other areas that are currently left wide open.

    Why all these borders must be left open, at such cost and risk to those of us inside them, is a question that must be asked.

    That being said, it is interesting to observe that there are in fact some borders that the statist does protect, and at that, they protect them vigorously!!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/capitol-lockdown.jpg

    Note, those borders that they do take seriously, dead seriously, don't protect you and I.

    And note as well, that the motive of the statist is power, it always has been and always will be. Do understand that when this power is fully secure in their hands, these open borders will slam shut faster than you could possibly imagine. But they won't be there to keep people out, they will be shut and impenetrable for the sole purpose of keeping we the people in.

    Citizen, we live in Interesting times.

  2. Daily mail reports that she is being kept in an unheated tent, in what appears to be a parking garage. At least the astronauts got an airstream. Just sayin. I can't imagine that a body adjusted to equatorial africa is coping that well in late autumn/early winter NJ. Personally I'd be overjoyed at the prospect of 21 days with nobody bothering me, but some heat would be nice. I still don't know why they haven't stopped the flights. It feels like Obola WANTS the virus here. BTW, the hospital has issued us paper scrubs for taking care of potential ebola patients. I would consider just running out the back door, but half the people who show up have n/v/d and headaches; no one finds out till they've exposed everybody that they had ebola.

  3. Oh, and I'd want a call light too. Or several. I'd light those suckers up like I was ringing in the new year. Just for fun.

  4. Everything the statist does is political, every move is evaluated only as to it's impact on state power. The health of our citizens has no relevance whatsoever.

    Hence no travel ban.

    Hence Ebola Screening theater at the border, that is travellers returning from Africa via EWR, JFK, etc.; the brother of TSA screening to fly. Totally ineffective.

    Hence we have Kaci Hickox who, on top of everything else, turns out to not really be a nurse, but a CDC apparatchik, and promptly seeks to sue the first Republican governor she can.

    She is not a jackass, she is an agent of tyranny.

    I feel like we are living in a poorly written bio-thriller novel.

    Interesting, as I said.

  5. She's not really a nurse?? What is she?

    1. I am not speaking in the literal you understand.

      Does not a nurse operate along the same lines as a doctor, that is 'first do no harm'. How can someone who acts so fleetingly with the health of 300 million people, all the while making political points to bolster her socialist masters, really be considered a nurse?

      As I said, agent of the state. All you need to know.

    2. I have no doubt she has a nursing license somewhere.
      But of course I haven't actually seen it.

      So I can only go by her asinine behavior, and point out that everything she's said and done since returning to the US this week points to her having obtained such license inside a box of Cracker Jacks.

  6. Gov. Christie, who is supposed to be so tough, folded when she lawyered up. "Home quarantine" is just a fiction.

  7. She actually is a nurse, and has several years of what sounds like serious administrative work for MSF in rough places. I agree that she's wrong, but she's not a fraud from what I can see.

    1. Interesting. If you go here:, and click the 'quick confirm' box (in the middle), and do a search for her having a nursing license in Maine, she does not come up. I also searched for Nevada, and got nothing. Where is her license?

  8. Here is hoping she doesn't have any Ebola, because if she goes hot it's curtains for her.
    I'd not be kind if some of my children got Ebola from her stubborn refusal to get with the program.