Be Very Afraid: Avian Bush Derangement Syndrome Outbreak

What was that poem about 'ignorant armies clashing at night' or something like that? I think of that phrase everytime I see one of these things.

Posted by Eric Blair at April 27, 2006 12:42 PM

Answer to that last question:
...uhh, yes.

Posted by ed in texas at April 27, 2006 2:09 PM

As one who has trouble seeing and during allergy season has trouble hearing, I can understand their trying to get "the message" out and noticed.

Hence: !!!!!!!!!!!

Looking at the polls, even the relatively truthful ones !!!!!!!!! looks to working.

Perhaps we should consider, with tongue in cheek of course.

I don't know if there is a "tongue in cheek" keyboard pictogram. ":-p" Have been told that is "sticking out one's tongue" (not how I was raised). ":-?" Best I can do. Admit it is lame.
Culture of Treason!!!!!!!!!!
Culture of Sedition!!!!!!!!!
Pelosi Lies!!!!!!!!!!
Reid Lies!!!!!!!!!!

Above is why I'm not getting the big bucks - but hope you know my heart if pure in offering this thought.

Not all the voters out there, particulary the masses that automatically respond to the DEMS' !!!!!!!!!! have not graduated high school.
They definitely have never read "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves".

Posted by LARWYN at April 27, 2006 2:56 PM

Snicker... I am continutally amazed at the lengths some will go to concoct these shocking stories.

Hmmm... maybe these things have their roots in the Six Degrees of Separation theory?

Posted by Dan at April 27, 2006 3:17 PM

Hate to tell whoever wrote that e-mail-- but it's been shown that cats can suffer (and die) from avian flu. The veterinary folks are already looking into whether it can jump the species barrier into dogs and other domestic animals. So far there are no known cases of humans getting avian flu from a cat or any other pet.

About the human body count: it may be higher than "official" reports indicate. Hugh Hewitt posted this update from the Wall Street Journal yesterday: 3:30 a.m.: WSJ's Nicholas Zamiska reports. Local health officials in China have failed to report possible human cases of bird flu to the central government, raising the possibility that China's death toll from the disease is higher than the official tally of 12 people.

(Gee, whoda thunk?)


Posted by Connecticut Yankee at April 27, 2006 3:54 PM

We know of 112+ deaths from Avian Flu. How many people have had Avian Flu and survived?

Trust not disease statistics that focus exclusively on mortality.

Posted by Alan Kellogg at April 27, 2006 6:55 PM

The overuse of exclamation points is a blatant waste of our precious natural resources. Those photons are NOT free, people. Use some discretion.

Another waste of light is the preponderance of "scare quotes" in modern lefty writing.

Take for example the following: "President" Bush is fighting a "War on Terror".

In the above sentence, the word President is scare quoted to indicate that the writer does not believe that Geroge W Bush is the leader of America. This is a symptom of a belief in a shadowy villian named Chad Diebold Haliburton who stole the election from the Democrat candidate, John F. Gore.
Also please note the SQ around War on Terror. A typical Liberal knows that the War on Terror is complete farce and has figured out the truth about September 11th. And the truth is that Zionist members of the KKK flew remote controlled planes into the World Trade Center so that the members of The Bohemian Grove could seize control of the oil fields in Afghanistan. The passengers on the planes were secretly flown on secret Air Force jets to secret prisons in Secret, Montana.

Please, ladies and gentlemen. think of the children and save our valuable punctuation marks for future generations.

Posted by Mumblix Grumph at April 27, 2006 10:28 PM

You know, Oscar Wilde is accused of having said, about multiple serial exclamation points, "More than three and you're playing with it."


Posted by Mark Alger at April 28, 2006 5:24 AM

Hewitt is such a tool sometimes. When he first pointed out the WSJ 'bird flue ticker' or whatever its called, he noted that it cost some amount to subcribe to and instantly recommended that all hospitals pay up and subscribe.

Yeah. Right. If the WSJ was so concerned they'd be providing that service for free to everybody.

More stupid hype.

Posted by Eric Blair at April 28, 2006 6:13 AM

Do you know that there is anise from trees and also a plant related to parsley that looks very similar to celery and tastes like licorice? I wonder which aniseed is used to make the Tamiflu.I do know that the former grows wild in Southern California having tasted it from along Hwy 395 years ago.

Posted by Sam at April 28, 2006 11:08 AM

So...Rumsfeld is still profiting over the fears of this alleged bird flu, right? I think that's the point, asshole!

Posted by Joe at May 11, 2006 6:44 AM