Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Orleans Snark about Swine Flu

Oooh, the locals are turning on Swine Flu media coverage down here in New Orleans. Below are only some of the comments posted to a story at The Times Picayune, NOLA.com, about suspected but not confirmed cases of Swine Flu. Wondered how many of these comments are from the same person changing personalities/screen names.
Posted by wuzzup67 on 04/30/09 at 12:41PM

Damn!, They just wasted a good crisis. Oh well I'm sure they'll have another chance to panic the populace.

Posted by skepticism on 04/30/09 at 12:50PM

Does that mean we can't participate in the national hysteria. There are a group of people who so want to be apart of the buzz, Monday through Friday though.

I always find it interesting that folks don't worry about the national hysteria when the Saints or LSU are playing or when they want to go shopping for a new outfit.

Is the TP going to be running articles non-stop over the weekend. Are people going to be checking the TP for articles non-stop over the weekend. Probably not. They are going to be doing things they want to do as compared to being at work and doing things they would rather not be doing. The hype just let's them rationalize their lack of attentiveness to work.

And Mr. O can't let a good crisis keep from distracting his health plan and economic agenda. Please pay attention to his new ideas that the deficit won't be that bad because he will contain health care costs by rationing health care. THERE IT IS FOLKS, JUST LIKE JOE THE PLUMBER, AND NO ONE CARED BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO INTERESTED IN ALL OF THEIR QUALITY TELEVISION PROGRAMMING.

Unbelievable.

Posted by skepticism on 04/30/09 at 12:58PM

Oh and by the way, Mr. O is sooo concerned, but he won't close the borders.

There's that logic, Mr. O. What an intellect.

Posted by KSchmill on 04/30/09 at 1:00PM

Is this the same boy that the TP reported yesterday was from Mexico, that the tv stations said he was around a group that just returned from Mexico? The same one, who the doctor said he thought it was swine flu? As if the doctor would know for sure without test confirmation.

Posted by mospeada on 04/30/09 at 1:11PM

Everyone make sure you stay tuned in to the news networks 24/7, soaking up those commercials! That is, when you're not out buying medicine and surgical masks...

Posted by KSchmill on 04/30/09 at 1:13PM


Skepticism

I am curious about closing the borders. I hear it is too late to close them because it is already here. Trueit is here, but wouldn't closing the borders contain what we have and prevent more cases from coming in? I hear other countries are stopping flights.

If anyone out there is in the medical field, I would be interested in your views.

They said on the radio that the family in Houston where the little boy died, had taken the sick child out to the Galleria while he was sick and now many have possibly been exposed.

Do officals really believe people will stay at home if they are sick?

Posted by imo123 on 04/30/09 at 1:22PM

Just like I said yesterday - media getting everyone worked up for nothing. It just amazes me how many people are so guliable and stupid.

Posted by nanunanu on 04/30/09 at 1:22PM

one more example of being terrorized by the media. in reality, the media is becoming comic book like. Think about it. how much of what is reported about everything would fit right into a comic book? deadly disease! its the freaking flu!!!!
at some point, the populace should wake up and realize that the "news" has NOTHING to do with reality. It is all about creating a fantasy that insures viewership.

Posted by nanunanu on 04/30/09 at 1:24PM

KSchmill,
relax. it's the flu!!

Posted by smallwos on 04/30/09 at 1:30PM

Yeah, I'm not going to succumb to the hysteria! My regular handwashing and avoidance of peoples' uncontained coughing will have to suffice. Relax folks!

Posted by secdef on 04/30/09 at 1:33PM

Skepticism: Are you that much of a retard? It's now a pandemic so that means this little virus has spread beyond the Mexican borders which means that those people in California, New York, Texas, and abroad so closing the borders won't prevent the further exposure. I know you idiots want so desparately for Obama to fail but you'll have to wait for something else..

Posted by capnkrunch on 04/30/09 at 1:35PM

OMG! I ate bacon two days ago and now I have a runny nose!!!!!!!WHAT SHOULD I DO? MR. OBAMA PLEASE GIVE ME SOME GUIDANCE.

Posted by capnkrunch on 04/30/09 at 1:37PM

Yeah, secdef everything is still Goerge Bush's fault for at least the next 4 years.

Posted by nanunanu on 04/30/09 at 1:41PM

capnkrunch,
biden is handling this one. according to him we should all go stand alone out in a field.

Posted by KSchmill on 04/30/09 at 1:42PM

nanunanu,

I am relaxed as I can be with this sinsus infection.

I am tired of the gloom and doom of the media. If its that damn bad (which I do not blieve), close the friggin borders.

We have flus every year. But we have the WHO screaming gloom and doom, just like with the bird flu.

Posted by MrLouis on 04/30/09 at 1:45PM

Swine flu = A politician with a cold.

(Read story that prompted the comments here.)
Also gathered that lots of conservatives frequent NOLA.com.

Other links:

1 comment:

llhaesa.org said...

Some of those are rather amusing in a rather twisted sort of way.

It would be interesting to read their comments at a subsequent date, as they sit at the computer with a temp of 102.7° trying to go a minute without coughing.