Thursday, April 30, 2009

Overreaction To "Swine Flu"

This H1N1(erroneously referred to as "swine flu") virus has people's panties all in a wad. The main stream media would have all of us believe that our lives are in jeopardy. This LA Times article puts it in a little more perspective.

In fact, the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which emerged in San Diego and
southern Mexico late last month, may not even do as much damage as the
run-of-the-mill flu outbreaks that occur each winter without much fanfare.

That's not surprising. The media nowadays seems bent on a high drama style of reporting or manufacturing facts. The World Health Organization indicated that the number of cases is up to 257 (two HUNDRED fifty-seven). See this article. It seems the WHO is going to try to stop the swine flu misnomer.

"Let's not lose track of the fact that the normal seasonal influenza is a huge
public health problem that kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. alone
and hundreds of thousands around the world," said Dr. Christopher Olsen, a
molecular virologist who studies swine flu at the University of Wisconsin School
of Veterinary Medicine in Madison.

Tens of thousands in the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Two hundred fifty-seven versus hundreds of thousands. That's startling. Any chance the current administration is propagandizing to assist in its ambitious health care reform program?

Just a thought.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oblahma And Torture

As The One waffles about on the torture issue, depending upon which way the political winds blow, he is in a position to seriously damage the country's intelligence community and the national defense as a whole. Here's Ol' BC's biggest problem with the present situation. I don't feel making someone uncomfortable constitutes torture. If this is the case, I've had bosses that should be imprisoned. We're getting completely carried away here simply because of the left's hatred of George Bush. John McCain was tortured. Some nut who got waterboarded was not. I have friends who have been waterboarded and they are just fine.

Those of you who read from time to time know I'm not a big Dubya fan. Amazingly though, The One is finding many of Dubya's policies good enough to continue. The left is starting to squeal, Oblahma is starting to cave and the country is going to suffer.

Just an observation.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Parties

Tax and government size protests (tea parties) were held across the nation today. Observers found a surprising fact. Tea parties were much more heavily attended than anyone thought possible. The one Ol' BC attended in south central Indiana was much much more of a hit than I had ever imagined it could be. Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) spoke to the crowd. One eleven (11) year old delivered a remarkably eloquent address to the crowd. Ol' BC's son in Florida attended a tea party in West Palm Beach and said it too was much better attended than anticipated. This msnbc piece tells a little about tea parties.

President Obama vowed a simpler tax code in response to the vastly attended tea parties. Hellooooo. You're not listening. Simplifying the code would be alright. Scrapping it altogether would be preferable. LIGHTEN OUR TAX LOAD would be a much better response.

Just an observation.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Oblahma Mocked In Black Face

On Turkish television, they mocked the president in black face. Where in the world are the reverends Jesse and Al? They should already be in Turkey. What in the world is taking so long? If this was Fox, they would have a demonstration in progress with tens of people in the crowd and making the talk show circuit drawing attention to themselves. Suddenly, they are eerily quiet. What gives?

This doesn't lend much credibility to the left's claims of regaining respect in the world. Well, the president did get thumbs up from Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. Does that speak volumes?

Just a thought.