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Bloviating Zeppelin: Swine Flu & Your Intelligent Government

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Swine Flu & Your Intelligent Government

Vice President of the United States of America, Joseph Biden, said this regarding swine flu:

I would tell members of my family — and I have — I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now,” Biden said on NBC’s “Today” show.

“It’s not that it’s going to Mexico. It’s [that] you’re in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft. That’s me.

“So, from my perspective, what it relates to is mitigation. If you’re out in the middle of a field when someone sneezes, that’s one thing. If you’re in a closed aircraft or closed container or closed car or closed classroom, it’s a different thing.”

Mr Biden apparently speaks from the heart and considers his family as the benchmark by which decisions should be made.

On the other hand, however, regarding Janet Napolitano's Homeland Security and ICE agents:

. . . a different administration official said earlier that agents at the U.S. border and at airports have been told not to wear surgical masks until they are needed.

The official said the "science indicates" no need for the masks at this time.

And now it appears Mr Obama's Mexico City team (from his recent visit) is infected as well? Would you not bet your ass Mr Obama received a preventive injection (and others) of Tamiflu?

So which is it? Either the sky is falling or it is not. Perhaps Mr Biden knows something he's not coming directly out and saying -- intimating that the American public at large should heed his words?

And then, once the words came out of his mouth, the Obama Administration flacks instituted immediate BDC (Biden Damage Control) and began parsing the shit out of his statements.

Yes, we're giving masks to our employees? No, we're not, we don't want to look oppressive and reactionary?

I swear to Christ, you can't write material like this. If it weren't so sad, I'd say the handling of this issue resembles a classic episode of an Our Gang comedy.


Thanks to TF for the cartoon!


Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Zero confirmed cases in Los Angeles County.

The Pooh cartoon drew me in, and then I laughed my @$$ off!

Fri May 01, 07:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

I agree with sanju.

BZ. i am totally in the same line of thinking with you on this.. As a lot of times I am, but of course you articulate it a lot better than I! ;0)

It is hard to know what to believe with this government. You can't trust the info. they give out!

I say, be cautious and wash hands, but there isn't a whole heck of a lot one can do except get to the hospital if you start getting horrible flu symptoms.

If this does mutate in the fall and start taking lives and becomes a pandemic then if you haven't gotten it yet, buy groceries and lock yourself up in your house.

Sat May 02, 07:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

But then we read this:

Sheesh.. Now they are saying:
"WHO fears complications if HIV and H1N1 viruses combine".

and "GENEVA, May 2 (Reuters) - People with HIV are at high risk from the new flu strain that the World Health Organisation said is on the verge of a pandemic, the WHO said on Saturday."

and then:
"HIV and the new flu strain could also mix together in a dangerous way, as has occurred with HIV and tuberculosis, the WHO said in guidance for health workers on its website."

They don't know. that is the truth. They haven't a clue and that is scary.

Sat May 02, 08:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Carlisleboy said...

My Tinly Little village on an Island in the Bering Sea now has enough Tamiflu for everyone here, Even though there have been NO cases in Alaska. Lots of Cruise travelers are switching from Mexican/Carribean Cruises to Alaskan Cruises because of the outbreak.
Thank you Mr. Biden!! In your usual idiotic way some good has come out of your hysterical rants.
You are still a complete and utter idiot, much like your boss, but Thanks!

Sat May 02, 10:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

You just can't help but laugh when you read or hear what each miscreant in the Obama Administration says on each subject on each day. I reiterate, FICTION WRITERS can't come up with material this wacky.


Sat May 02, 12:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

Yeah, not only can no fiction writers come up with this stuff, you couldn't find it in the dark recesses and corners of your mind. Even if you think of the most outlandish thing, it would never match this!

Sat May 02, 05:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Rivka, you are completely SPOT on.


Sat May 02, 05:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Maggie Thornton said...

I understand that Biden got on his public train and went home after his comments. I guess he was sacrificing for his country.

Not only did one of Obama's administration get the flu on the visit to Mexico, but one of the Mexican museum officials died the day after meeting Obama. Of course, the man didn't die of the flu, but of complications of a pre-existing condition." Well enough one day to meet the U.S. President. Dead the next.

I followed Rivka's link. Frightening. I wonder if they are saying, without exactly saying it, that HIV and this virus could mix and then spread?

Sat May 02, 10:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Carlisleboy said...

Has everyone else noticed all the people that "Die" Around Obama? Almost as bad as Clinton. Maybe Souter got out while the getting was good.......

Sat May 02, 11:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

I agree, BZ. All the Obama administration succeeds at doing is confuse the hell out of everyone.

Sun May 03, 07:28:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Average American said...

Those stupid paper masks that half of Mexico City and the NObama people are wearing are ABSOLUTELY USELESS against flu virus. They are made to filter out dust particles and such and they can't even do that well.

Also consider the regular flu that comes around every year. There were like 37,000 deaths last year. Is this really a big deal, or is it just a "crisis" to take advantage of?

Like with ANY airborn illness, take a few basic precautions. Wash your paws frequently, don't sneeze in other peoples faces, don't drink from dirty glasses, etc. Drink plenty of liquids, get enough rest (sleep) and keep your fingers crossed. Then take 2 aspirin and call me in the morning. That will be $150.00 please. You may pay the receptionist on the way out.

Sun May 03, 08:15:00 PM PDT  
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Tue May 05, 06:51:00 PM PDT  

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