Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What a Week! (And it's only Tuesday)

Swine Flu

To think that just a short week ago, the vast majority of us were blissfully unaware of the H1N1 strain of the flu, which is a blend of genetic material from pigs, birds and humans. Wow, that must have been some party!

Several cases of the illness (but no deaths) have been reported in the United States, with most of the sickies having recently returned from trips to Mexico, where the virus is suspected to have claimed 159 lives thus far.

Maybe we should, um, close the borders to prevent unnecessary exposure of the swine flu to Americans. I wonder what inept
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano would say to that plan of action? She doesn't like it much. In a press conference, she stated "We're already doing passive surveillance at the border. You would close the border if you thought you could contain the spread of disease, but the disease already is in a number of states within the United States."

Wow, what would make her call for the Mexican border to be closed? A horrific drug war that's killed dozens of American Citizens caught in the crossfire in the past few months? Oh wait... Speaking of Napolitano, here's a fun site to check out- firejanetnapolitano.com

Air Farce One

Thousands of people evacuated from buildings on both sides of the Hudson yesterday after a 747 was spotted flying just 1000 feet over Ground Zero. You can imagine the terror felt by those in New York as they remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Manhattan and DC less than a decade ago.

Turns out that the plane was one of the two that serve as Air Force One, the President's personal aircraft. What was it doing flying so low to the NYC skyline? Come on, do you really need to ask? Photo op.

The Air Force apparently had permission for the 10a.m. flyover, but no one bothered to warn the masses. Whoops.

Arlen Specter
Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter officially switched teams today. He now bats for Team Democrat. This came as no surprise to many, as the stimulus supporting moderate has made no secret of his liberal leanings. A few of my favorite comments on Twitter-

@Crevek: Would I be mixing metaphors if I said it is a glorious day that Arlen Specter has finally come out of the closet?

@snarkandboobs: Upset about Specter. I mean, where else are we gonna find a completely unreliable vote and someone to quote irrelevant Scottish law?

@TLOT: NEWSFLASH: Specter leaves GOP, joins DNC, everyone says "He was in the GOP?"

Lingerie Bowl

And to top it off in sports news, San Diego is now the proud home of the San Diego Seduction, a Lingerie Bowl Team. I have not yet been officially asked to join the team.

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