At this point, everything being said on the news, and on the web is pure speculation. From previous experience, we know most of it will turn out to be false, and we also know that the typical political actors and the MSM will make their typical political comments. Freepers know that, and generally are not so self-important to feel they need to add to the useless speculation.
So in this period, the only thing one can do is crack jokes. Some comments are quite funny. I like it.
Many folks deal with crisis and the unknown with gallows humor.
It is a normal behavior.