Sunday, April 26, 2009

Never Waste a Good Crisis?


I've been around long enough to remember some of the past flu scares around the world, and here in North America. Now "swine flu" is back again.

Make no mistake. I sympathize with those who have lost loved ones due to this illness. By last count, there have been more than 60 deaths, with most in Mexico. Influenza of any stripe tends to get laughed off like a common cold, and it's NOT a common cold. It can result in complications, and death can result from those complications.

Having said that, I can't help but cast a jaundiced eye towards our beknighted government, wondering what new things they'll try to impose on our population through this new "crisis." After all, Rahm "Dead Fish" Imanuel and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both referenced the need to "not waste a good crisis."

I think we need to keep eagle eyes wide open, even as we take our Tamiflu.

4 comments:

Stan McCullars said...

I was thinking the same thing. I'm just waiting for Bush to get blamed for it.

lee n. field said...

"Dead Fish"???? No comprendo.

Hmmm, yeah. Watch.

Solameanie said...

Rahm Imanuel once sent a dead fish via package to one of his political opponents. Hope that explains!

lee n. field said...

Ahhhhh. Chicago politics. Not quite a horse head. Quite the crony, Barak has there.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/swine_flu.png (Because XKCD may not be something you watch.)