Some quick news…

I rarely do updates until I have compiled enough for what I consider a substantive post, but I wanted to drop these three snippets for your enjoyment.

First, watch as the threat of a global pandemic further emboldens our president to action in his quest for social change in America. 

The Big O spoke this morning about the outbreak of swine flu and its potential implications and was sure to mention that we are no longer a world leader in science and therefore we are in greater danger.

Despite the fact that the 40 cases so far in the U.S. have not resulted in a death and despite the fact that we have millions and millions of doses of flu medication to help alleviate the illness stockpiled for such an ocassion and despite the fact that we have the greatest health care system in the world where we can get treatment the same day we choose to, Obama will have you believe that because we don’t dedicate more money to scientific research and because our health care system isn’t run by the federal government, we will all start dropping like flies…soon.  Swine flu. Economic downturn. “Thou shalt let no crisis goeth to waste.” The book of Obamanation.

Second, I will attach a link of a story about two Obama supporters struggling to make ends meet in the economic downturn. It is extremely well written and details the inner turmoil brewing amongst the blindly faithful. Even though it still has some liberal overtones, it was published in the liberal bastion, The Washington Post, and does at least show some growing discomfort among the herd.


Finally, I saw this little ditty and I can’t help but wonder if my “Obama runs on batteries” theory might have some truth to it. Here is a clip of Obama talking to his teleprompter at his swine flu news conference and catching himself repeating introductions he made just minutes before. I’m telling you, Michelle is going to have to start accompanying him everywhere armed with a stick to jam into the back of his head every time he malfunctions. It’s like smacking a TV with fuzzy reception. It works sometimes.



8 Responses to “Some quick news…”

  1. 1 JS
    April 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I thought you said you only do updates when you have a “substantive post” – what is substantive about this??

  2. 2 treehugger
    April 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Josh said “despite the fact that we have the greatest health care system in the world where we can get treatment the same day we choose to”

    Reply – Yeh Josh that may be so for the people who HAVE health care coverage. If there was a major outbreak of the swine flu here in the US many people would go without care. Who will get those appointments to see the doctor? Those who have insurance/medical assistance or those who have no coverage? Many people who have no insurance coverage will put off going to the doctors until they are too sick to save because they don’t want to go into debt. Sometimes I think you are really out of touch with reality when it comes to this healthcare issue. And so what if Obama said we are no longer the leader in science. Maybe this is true.

  3. 3 joshkrysak
    April 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Most of my family is working class poor and do not have health insurance. They pay as they go. And I have no doubt that should they need care they would be able to get it. I’m sorry you live in some sort of vacuum where the only reality is that spun by the liberal elitists who ramrod their patented playbook moves into susceptible minds. Just because they say you can’t get help when you need it doesn’t make it so. In fact, visit a hospital and tell me who you see getting care. Everyone. Every person who walks in the door. Now, I’m sure there are certainly some exceptions to the rule, but don’t let the socialist push for yet another government-run catastrophe cloud better judgment.

  4. 4 Rich
    April 30, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    So the conservative president would have said ” We are America…we have agreta health care system, best in the world. We have millions of doses of flu medicine stockpiled. We don’t need to research this. We are America!” So then what would his response be a couple days later when the count jumps frpm 40 to 100+ ? Oh yeah, Mr Conservative president, those millions of flu doses you have are worthless against this new strand. A little scientific research would have told you that. 😉

  5. 5 Ed
    May 1, 2009 at 1:34 am

    There it is again…the “go to” S-Word in the back pocket of any right-winger. Socialism. How many times do we need to hear this? In some ways, weren’t we living for the past 8 years in a socialist society for the rich? Tax breaks for the wealthy? I suppose it’s okay to take money from the middle class, but it’s not to take from the wealthy??? Last I checked Josh, we hold middle class jobs.

    And before anyone out there calls me a “Bush-basher”, I’m not. In fact, I was never more proud to be an American on 911 when he stood on that pile of World Trade Center ruble. I liked the guy. I felt good and safe that something would get done. But then something happened…something that gave him the worst approval rating ever! I just want someone on the right side to admit that. Let me guess, Clinton was to blame for our current economic crisis?

    Look, I guess the point to my post is give Obama a chance. He’s been in office for 100 days. Good old Fox News reported that the only thing he’s made good on is a dog for his kids. Come one!!! Is that the level of journalism they’ve dropped to? If the guy sneezes, you guys pounce on him like he did that wrong too. I’m sure he’s to blame for the swine flu also. Wait, let me rephrase in the Fox News reporting way, “how did our current administration fail and not do anything to prevent this pandemic.” In some ways I expected that.

  6. 6 matthewpropes
    May 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Good post. I missed the press conference, so I’ve got to see that video where he repeats the introductions.


  7. 7 matthewpropes
    May 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Just saw it, that’s great. Thanks for posting that.


  8. 8 treehugger
    May 2, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Sure Josh, they get care in the ER. And this is why the ER has become so overburdened. Visit any large city and go to the ER and see how long you have to wait. Now add in something like a major outbreak of Swine flu or something worse. You could be waiting days. Hold a sick child who is dying in your arms while you wait for all the others in front of you to be seen and tell me how that experience is. You have been living in Fayette County too long my friend. Experience the real world.

    Also, what is going to happen to those working class poor when they make just a little too much money to qualify for medical assistance and something catastrophic happens to them? I know first hand about this issue as I have worked in the medical field for over 30 years. Patients who make too much money for medical assistance and who don’t have insurance are told that they have to pay. Yes, they can go on a payment plan but when you have to pay the doctors for follow up visits, physical therapy, testing, etc and/or pay for your medications every week you eventually run out of money. Why do you think there are so many people out there who have lost their homes and have gone bankrupt because of a medical condition? Sick people often times put off going to the doctor because they know it is just more money that they don’t have. Josh, YOU are the one in a vaccuum who can’t see reality. Hopefully, the family members that you refer to are never “unable to pay as they go” and will not become that exception to the rule that you refer to!

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