All swine flu, all the time

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  • First let’s check Fox News. Hmmm. Geraldo Rivera is there reporting on the outbreak at the high school in Queens.

    A search on twitter shows thousands of tweets… sixty-nine more swine flu tweets came in while I wrote the preceding sentence. Oops, now it’s 179 tweets since I looked. This is like drinking from a fire hose. (247 more tweets) @carrieedwards says she’s effing scared about the the swine flu :( @kevpham says, “This swine flu epic is outrageous! Its talked about on every news channel.” (In the two minutes since he shared his critique, another 271 swine flu related tweets have come in.)

    Okay. I’m bored. Anybody think the whole thing is sucking more media bandwidth than it’s worth? Does the fixation say anything about the lingering culture of fear left behind by the Bushies?

    Wake me when it’s over or when they indict Karl Rove, whichever comes first.

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    1. Posted April 28, 2024 at 10:44 | Permalink

      our electricity was out for 12 hours here yesterday. i’m pretty sure a swine flu into the line. who knew? pay no attention to the man. wear a mask. danger. danger. and so on. cough.

    2. Posted April 29, 2024 at 5:36 | Permalink

      I liked the input from MOCC… “They said the US would have a black president when pigs could fly, and sure enough — the swine flu.”