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2009 April 26 — Why Now?
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The BBC tells us that the World ‘well prepared’ for virus

The international community is better prepared than ever to deal with the threatened spread of a new swine flu virus, a top UN health chief has said.

As the UN warned the outbreak might become a pandemic, Dr Keiji Fukuda said years of preparing for bird flu had boosted world stocks of anti-virals.

Canada is the latest country to confirm cases after as many as 81 deaths in Mexico and 20 cases in the US.

Washington has warned the flu may yet claim American lives.

“I do fear that we will have deaths,” Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters.

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April 26, 2009   12 Comments

The Crazies Will Always Be With Us

It is appropriate that this comes from the St. Petersburg Times: Florida Senate approves religious license plates

TALLAHASSEE — If you want Jesus on your license plate, the Florida Senate is looking out for you.

Because why worry about a budget impasse or property insurance when you can spend more than an hour talking about Jesus, the devil and license plates?

Religious specialty plates offered by Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, and Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, made it onto a bill Friday even though many members had not seen images of those plates and none was produced for the debate.

Senator Ronda Storms is on a crusade to replace Michele Bachman as the Craziest Christianist Conservative in Congress. I will include the graphics below the fold so no one will be offended or outraged. If you think I’m protecting atheist sensibilities, it is only because you haven’t seen the plate – something to offend everyone.

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April 26, 2009   21 Comments