Tuesday, April 28, 2009


It's on every channel, it's in the newspaper, and on the radio. Every news web site I go to, there it is in large type with photo's of the people with masks on. The end of the world will be caused by a Mexican microbe! Welcome to the CNN, MSNBC, FOX, boogie man of the week.

Every few years, the news media needs some kind of bug to juice things up when touting a war, or predicting the end of our economic system just won't cut the mustard. When salacious sex scandals are far and few between, the news vultures find a germ of a story in "The Disease Du Jour". We had the SARS scare a few years back that caused airline passengers to turn on each other if one so much as cleared their throat. Then there was the "bird flu" that caused Colonel Sanders to roll over in his grave, as thousands of chickens were turned into land fill. They even got into a froth over a bug that humans couldn’t even contract, the Y2K bug. People were filling bomb shelters with food, batteries, and other essentials, while waiting for the end of life as we know it. The outcome of all of these scares was, that nothing happened. Yes a few people got sick, and a few computers might have had a problem, but the end result was that the vast majority of humanity was unaffected.

Now we have this new ‘swine flu’ scare, that is causing the news readers to pee in their pants. Once again, I don’t think it will affect anyone much more than any other flu bug that has gone around every year. The sad thing is that the news media goes bananas over crap like this, when the real threat to human life in the United States and Mexico is ignored. The threat from guns, and the nuts who want everybody to carry one. 30,000 people die every year in the United States from firearms, including suicides and accidents. Maybe if you called getting shot, 'gun flu', people might pay more attention.


  1. YOU GO, ALAN!!!! The scare-stories about this stupid flu are ridiculous and I wish the expert medical doctors "they" are interviewing would just SAY SO!!! As for guns....the nutcases will always win on that one. I just wish those who promote them would be the ones who get injured.

  2. Here we go - they just closed a school in Rogers Park because of "possible swine flu". They don't even know if anyone has it! Wonder if they would close schools in Chicago because of another "gun flu" outbreak??

  3. Ita very over the top here in th uk too, most people are wondering about it, accusing each other of having it etc. When people are drooping dead in the streets I will worry, nice post !!