Skip to comments.A pandemic of panic -- are we dead yet?
Posted on 04/28/2009 8:56:19 AM PDT by Zakeet
We were all supposed to be in the graveyard by now, done in by AIDS, SARS, bird flu, poisoned peanut butter, Hong Kong flu, killer tomatoes, global warming and strangulation by kudzu. But here we are, proof that there really is life after death.
Now we learn that we might freeze before the pigs get us. (The chickens failed.) NASA scientists have observed that the solar wind is the weakest since we began keeping such records, that the magnetic axis of the sun is tilted to an unusual degree, and Ol' Sol is the quietest he has been in a century. A chill, say the solar scientists, may be on the way. (Or not.) Worse, says one of them, this could compel reappraisal of the science of global warning. Try as he might, poor old Al Gore just can't keep the cosmos in line.
But this week Ol' Sol has been put in the shade by a new panic du jour. The cable-TV networks and the Internet are bubbling with sunspots, even if the sun isn't. Sample these latest headlines from the Drudge Report: "Two flu cases confirmed in Scotland. Has globalization made us more catastrophe-prone? Swine flu sweeps the globe. Swine flu closes football stadiums. The world must work together against this threat."
We haven't seen a panic quite like this one since the last one.
The medical researchers say [the flu virus] might mutate. Or it might not. If it does, it might, possibly, maybe, potentially be the worst killer since the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. Or it might not. Researchers are working on the vaccine, and the media is working on the panic. We may not get a vaccine, but soon there won't be a dry pair of pants on six continents.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Thanks to MSM idiots, soon there won't be a dry pair of pants on six continents.
Call me Dec22nd,2012;I’ll be in the cellar until then!
I’m still here LOL
LOL - That’s funny.
That is most disgusting, I could just see the poor kids inbred parents standing there thinking it was cute. Sometimes I wish a giant meteor would just come in and take us out ....
Ok... at first I was going to say OH PLEASE! But then I realized you forgot the /s.
We’ll all be stone dead in a moment. That’ll be ninepence each please.
I sure can understand your disgust Scythian. Very poignant profile statement by you BTW, I wish I could offer something profound but we just have to keep muddling through this and believe that yes, there is a purpose—and there is.
Confirmed case at the Orlando Disney resort today. At this point, it looks like a mild flu but the cat is out of the bag!
Personally I love all the doom and gloom stuff on the history type channels. Good popcorn stuff.
Don’t forget mad cow.
Men are pigs.........
LOL. Exactly - the calliope goes on and on, whistles, steam, confusion and noise...
Its January 2012 and we are still alive!
Someone needs to write a similar article based on today’s economy.
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