April 30, 2009

Coolheaded, Comforting Vice President Reassures Nation on Swine Flu: I Don't Want to Say It's Time to Panic, But OH MY GOD IT'S TIME TO PANIC!
— Ace

Don't close the borders-- that would be an overreaction.

However, you should yank your kids out of school and also avoid public transportation like planes and subways. "Wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now," he says. "That's me." He cites the difference between someone sneezing in an "open field" and someone sneezing in a classroom, plane, or subway.

: I would tell members of my family, and I have, that I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now. It’s not that it’s going to Mexico, in a confined aircraft when one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft. That’s me. I would not be, if I had another way, another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway.

He stops just short of recommending locking yourself in a stainless steel sensory deprivation pod for the next year, year and a half.

But -- don't close the borders. That would be rash.

I haven't been this reassured by an executive officer since Barack Obama threatened to crash Air Force One into the Statue of Liberty.

But "that's me."

Rahm Emmamuel just emailed me to say "Never waste a pandemic." He thinks he can link swine flu to support for doubling teachers' salaries. "They're operating in a war zone 24/7," he explains. I asked him if that meant soldiers should double their salaries, too, but he pirouetted away, which is sort of hard to do in an email. And yet he pulled it off, with moxie and panache.

Incidentally... I had to visit a friend in the hospital yesterday (everything's cool, don't worry). That's why I disappeared.

Anyway, let me tell you, it was wonderful standing amidst likely illegal aliens who were all wearing the facial masks recommended to anyone exhibiting "flu-like symptoms."

I could almost taste the pathogens. Mwah! They were, how you say, magnifique.

So, in related news, it turns out I'll be dead in 72 hours.

Avenge me.


But Seriously... Political correctness is a clear and present health risk. Yes, diseases often afflict one minority group before they hit the general population. and Mexico is brimming with swine flu, it seems, and yet we are to act as if this isn't the case, because to notice reality would be "insensitive" or something.


Tapper Asks Gibbs to "Clarify:" As Allah says, Gibbs can't spin this, because it's quite clear what Biden said and meant. And yet it tries spinning anyway.

Watch the video. Tapper objects "That's not even remotely close" to what Biden said in Gibbs' first attempt at "re-contextualizing" the remark; when Gibbs then says "I'm telling you what he meant to say," the press room breaks out in laughter.


Joe Biden Clarifies: And does so in the comments section of this blog. Odd. But I'll take a vice presidential quote when it's offered to me.

So the other day, some friends of mine and I were sitting around Katie's Diner, having waffles and goofing around. Without warning, this guy at the table sneezed three times. We knew it was swine flu, and we didn't want to cause a panic so we calmly and rationally beat him to death with our chairs.

God love 'im.

Posted by: Ace at 09:47 AM | Comments (123)
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1 Ace, you're crackin' me up. Please, that last line.....too funny!

Posted by: Dave at April 30, 2009 09:49 AM (Xm1aB)

2 I just wanted to let you guys know, other people in your family may have swine flu. Best to lock them in a closet or basement until the crisis passes.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 09:50 AM (qjKko)

3 Okay, folks.  As we know, children are most likely to carry swine flu. Limit their exposure to others by renting a van and picking them up off the street.  Your neighbors will appreciate the gesture.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 09:51 AM (qjKko)

4 Another helpful tip. Always carry Lysol. If someone near you sneezes, give 'em a dose right in the nose.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 09:51 AM (qjKko)

5
Dan Quayle just called and said, "WTF?"

Posted by: D-ling at April 30, 2009 09:51 AM (ick02)

6

It's been awhile since Uncle Joe, that joker, has been seen or heard from. He's coming back with a roar.

God love 'im. Somebody has to.

Posted by: Who Knows at April 30, 2009 09:51 AM (7FgWm)

7
But the LAST thing we should do is close the border.

Posted by: D-ling at April 30, 2009 09:52 AM (ick02)

8 And they say there's nothign funny about this administration... Damn... you're nailing it today.

Posted by: Guvnah at April 30, 2009 09:52 AM (Rg8DN)

9 Traveling in enclosed spaces can spread the disease. So Obama just signed an executive order mandating travel by open-air rickshaw.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 09:54 AM (qjKko)

10 In Joe's defense, he thought they were talking about "shined shoes" which, as we all well know, are...killers!1!!

Posted by: Toad at April 30, 2009 09:54 AM (o5vMm)

11 Say it so Joe!!!

Posted by: Penfold at April 30, 2009 09:54 AM (lF2Kk)

12

pan - dem - ic 

 

Just putting it out there.

 

By the way, if you missed Gibbs press conference today it was funny as hell.  Tapper, apperently the only reporter left in DC, asked Gibbs about this and Gibbs said that what Biden actually meant to say was if his family was feeling ill he would tell them not to fly.  Tapper responded with something like that's not even in the universe of what Biden actually said. Everybody was laughing at Gibbs.  Funny.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2009 09:55 AM (VW9/y)

13 There are still some mexicans down in Mexico?  I'll be damned.

Posted by: pendejo grande at April 30, 2009 09:56 AM (PXZI9)

14 Yes I know, 6 horses left the barn, so no use closing the door to keep the other 6 thousand in the barn. Might as well let them all go now.....

Posted by: Michael C Keehn at April 30, 2009 09:57 AM (0q2P7)

15 #13 Yes.  And they speak Australian!

Posted by: Winston at April 30, 2009 09:57 AM (FggW0)

16

This is the Joe we all knew would emerge sooner or later.

As long as he doesn't get the world blown up or anything, he's pretty good value. No one else is quite as ludicrous as he is or gives as many laughs.

Posted by: Who Knows at April 30, 2009 09:58 AM (7FgWm)

17 Now, I don't want to create a panic, or cause anyone to overreact, but if a loved one or co-worker shows signs of the swine flu, the only way to stop them is to somehow destroy the brain.  The pathogen must be eradicated.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 09:59 AM (qjKko)

18 He's creating panic in all 57 states!!!111

Posted by: Dang Straights at April 30, 2009 10:00 AM (Haq+B)

19 joe is smarter, apparently, than the public health apparatus of this country, our homeland security director and the president.  why mock him-everything he is saying made sense.

Posted by: ed at April 30, 2009 10:01 AM (Urhve)

20 Hey, nobody, nobody messes with Joe!

Posted by: kelly at April 30, 2009 10:01 AM (rVs8s)

21 Obama's "Sheriff" is high-tailing it outta' town cause there's a rumor the bad guys are a-comin'.

Posted by: FreakyBoy at April 30, 2009 10:01 AM (4s1it)

22 http://tinyurl.com/chcdnq

That is the LA times article that says this flu is not such a big deal, yet ...

In fact, the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which emerged in San Diego and southern Mexico late last month, may not even do as much damage as the run-of-the-mill flu outbreaks that occur each winter without much fanfare.

... mounting preliminary evidence from genetics labs, epidemiology models and simple mathematics suggests that the worst-case scenarios are likely to be avoided in the current outbreak.

... As the virus adapts to its human hosts, it is likely to find ways of spreading more efficiently. But evolution also suggests it might become less dangerous, Olsen said.

"If it kills off all its potential hosts, you reach a point where the virus can't survive," he said. Working to calm public fears, U.S. officials on Wednesday repeatedly stressed the statistic of yearly flu deaths -- 36,000.

"We are making all of our decisions based on the science and the epidemiology," Napolitano said. "The CDC, the public health community and the World Health Organization all have said that closing out nation's borders is not merited here."

Though scientists have begun to relax about the initial toll, they're considerably less comfortable when taking into account the fall flu season. They remain haunted by the experience of 1918, when the relatively mild first wave of flu was followed several months later by a more aggressive wave.

The longer the virus survives, the more chances it has to mutate into a deadlier form.

"If this virus keep going through our summer," Palese said, "I would be very concerned."


Posted by: bill ___I WON at April 30, 2009 10:01 AM (zIEEc)

23 Are they setting Tapper up to be Obama's white knight to save him at some future time? 

If Tapper does the interview, he will do it straight, etc.  He was not known as hardcore journalist or right winger before this Administration.

Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2009 10:02 AM (L64A6)

24

But does he give us any guidance on dealing with zombies?? Noooo.

 

 

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 30, 2009 10:02 AM (X6Zdh)

25 First they tell us the zombies are coming while they soak up the sun on the beach, and play golf.....Then they tell us everything is cool, don't worry, while they are madly loading there shotguns and taking to the hills.....Really?

Posted by: Michael C Keehn at April 30, 2009 10:03 AM (0q2P7)

26

Great Moments in Press History

 

What Biden “meant to say” as explained by Gibbs.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2009 10:03 AM (f6os6)

27 Ace, for God's sake don't die but if you do can I haz your computer mine sucks.  kthnxbai.

Posted by: Eleven at April 30, 2009 10:03 AM (7DB+a)

28

I mentioned in a different thread that the Waterloo, IA paper urged Mexicans to stay at home.

We harbor university students here in Black Hawk County and I'm a little worried about all the little University STD carriers who went to Mexico on Spring Break.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 10:03 AM (oRJZj)

29 So the other day, some friends of mine and I were sitting around Katie's Diner, having waffles and goofing around.  Without warning, this guy at the table sneezed three times.  We knew it was swine flu, and we didn't want to cause a panic so we calmly and rationally beat him to death with our chairs.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 10:03 AM (qjKko)

30 WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE, MAN!!

Posted by: that dude from that movie at April 30, 2009 10:05 AM (7DB+a)

31 Hey, now, leave Sherrif Joe alone! He goes out and tries to be honest with you people and this is the thanks he gets??? LOL. I love it. Where was Major Garett? He is getting to where he doesn't ask any good questions, these days. It used to be he would tag-team with Tapper, but lately Tap is the only one asking anything. Think they have Tapper's house and car bugged?

Posted by: di butler (New and Improved. Now with 20% more boobs!) at April 30, 2009 10:05 AM (qPIRP)

32

I just love the looks that Barack has to give Joe when he does one of his monster cock ups in his presence....you can see how ashamed and pissed he is.

 

Posted by: Who Knows at April 30, 2009 10:05 AM (7FgWm)

33 Demagogues in government, lethal plagues, I read a cool story about that somewhere.....A real page turner. Ending was kind of cool, depending on who's side you were on.

Posted by: Michael C Keehn at April 30, 2009 10:06 AM (0q2P7)

34 Good to see Ace back in the mix. Didn't want to jinx anything, but privately I thought that he'd gone into a funk after getting kicked to the curb by Tri-Corner Tea Party Babe.

Oops. Maybe I shouldn't have said that....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2009 10:07 AM (uwPRk)

35

Now, I don't want to create a panic, or cause anyone to overreact, but if a loved one or co-worker shows signs of the swine flu, the only way to stop them is to somehow destroy the brain nuke them from space.  The pathogen must be eradicated.  This is the only way to be sure.

I went through a lot of work to format this properly.  You bastards better enjoy it.

Posted by: reason at April 30, 2009 10:07 AM (kZVsz)

36

I would like to see that band geek gal who beat up some mugger-thugs with her marching baton be in a room alone with Gibbs and Biden. 

Long live the band geeks! 

Posted by: Trish at April 30, 2009 10:08 AM (0U5Kd)

37

"Good to see Ace back in the mix. Didn't want to jinx anything, but privately I thought that he'd gone into a funk after getting kicked to the curb by Tri-Corner Tea Party Babe."

She left him for Slu.  Apparently once you go ewok, indeed, you can go back.

Posted by: reason at April 30, 2009 10:09 AM (kZVsz)

38 AoSHQ! Now with 25% more apocalyptic predictions! 

Posted by: Michael C Keehn at April 30, 2009 10:09 AM (0q2P7)

39 Uh, if we get sick but manage to kill the swine flu anyway, is that a hate crime?

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2009 10:09 AM (T0NGe)

40 This would be an excellent time for cable to air a bunch of pandemic and apocalypse movies.  My personal favorite:  The Stand. 

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 10:09 AM (oRJZj)

41 Mmm. Pudding.

Posted by: helen thomas at April 30, 2009 10:10 AM (MGu62)

42 So, in related news, it turns out I'll be dead in 72 hours.

Yes, but will you return as fast zombie!Ace or slow zombie!Ace? 

Also it's so nice of Tapper to step into the role of reporter whom I find weirdly hot which was vacated by Brit Hume.  It's the bitchiness, I'll admit it.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 30, 2009 10:10 AM (SHHaV)

43

Mexico is brimming with swine flu, it seems, and yet we are to act as if this isn't the case, because to notice reality would be "insensitive" or something.

Eh. Only 7 comfirmed dead of this thing. So either it's not that bad, or the info is extremely slow in getting out.

If there aren't actually cases of it between Mexico City and my little border town, it probably is overkill to close the border. OTOH, if it is or could get bad, why don't we try harder to slow it down until there is a vaccine and a lot more than 12 million doses of Tamiflu waiting??

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 30, 2009 10:12 AM (X6Zdh)

44 Sure dodged a bullet with that Palin hick, huh?

Remember:  The selection of Joe Biden shows the brilliance of Barack Obama.

Posted by: nickless at April 30, 2009 10:12 AM (MMC8r)

45 Thank goodness we have Gibbs to correct all the misunderstandings of those listening to Biden or Obama ...  otherwise we might think they are idiots ...

Posted by: bill ___I WON at April 30, 2009 10:14 AM (zIEEc)

46 when Gibbs then says "I'm telling you what he meant to say," the press room breaks out in laughter.

Undoubtedly, the warm embracing laughter heard among good friends as they relax together after work. 

Ten-to-one says NY Times either a) doesn't mention Biden's ludicrous statement at all, or b) plays it exactly the way Gibbs has suggested, as "re-contextualized".

Posted by: DelD at April 30, 2009 10:16 AM (DqLUN)

47

 rationally beat him to death with our chairs

That I made in a Saturday morning class at Home Depot.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 30, 2009 10:16 AM (X6Zdh)

48 Is Obama keeping us safe from the Mexican Flu?

Posted by: SterileOne at April 30, 2009 10:16 AM (+sBB4)

49 If you must travel by airliner, insist on opening a window.

Posted by: lmg at April 30, 2009 10:17 AM (A/vgC)

50 Good news for Biden's fellow commuter train patrons!

Posted by: FreakyBoy at April 30, 2009 10:17 AM (4s1it)

51 I'd pay good money to get a reporter to ask Gibbs, "Can you tell us what the Vice President meant to say?" at every press briefing.  Regardless of what Joe says.

Posted by: rockhead at April 30, 2009 10:18 AM (DvaIL)

52

Gibbs:  Obviously if someone was unduly alarmed by [Joe Biden's comments], for whatever reason....

Hey, guys, seriously.  If you listen to Joe Biden, and you take what he says seriously, there really are no warranties implied with that.  You do so at your own risk.

Gibbs has a hard enough time trying to explain Barry's various moments of nuance to these dogfish.  Now he's gotta cover for The Sherrif every time he lets his mouth get ahead of his brain.  You can sense the dread Bobby is feeling before he even calls on Tapper.  It's fun to laugh at Bobby, but I do sympathize for the man.  He has a job so bad, Mike Rowe won't even touch it.

Posted by: reason at April 30, 2009 10:19 AM (kZVsz)

53

Ugh.  Drank too much bourbon last night; still hungover.

Any virus that can withstand the level of alcohol in my system last night deserves to spread, just for being that badass.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 30, 2009 10:19 AM (plsiE)

54 Very hilarious.  Particularly the chair riff.  Must be the toothless redneck in me.

Posted by: iowavette at April 30, 2009 10:19 AM (0JTac)

55 This would be an excellent time for cable to air a bunch of pandemic and apocalypse movies.  My personal favorite:  The Stand. 

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 03:09 PM (oRJZj)

Funny you said that, I am reading it again now. King's best book, by far. The part where he describes the pathogen being passed from one person to another just destroys any sensible person's thoughts of avoiding a virus. Captain Trips! What a great name.

So, in related news, it turns out I'll be dead in 72 hours.

Live it up, Ace! VVVVodka for everybody!

Posted by: Mikeyslaw at April 30, 2009 10:20 AM (QMGr1)

56 I will be traveling with Joe Joe from now on.

Posted by: VPTOTUS at April 30, 2009 10:20 AM (+sBB4)

57

Guaranteed that any other nation that bordered the originating, epidemic nation, would have closed their borders immediately. 

On another note, Joe Biden is calling for a ban on all of those small circus cars that contain an inordinate amount of clowns.    

Posted by: polynikes at April 30, 2009 10:20 AM (m2CN7)

58 Damn it!!! Joe picked the lock on his cage again.....

Posted by: Baary the O at April 30, 2009 10:20 AM (RNwpX)

59

Look, I said this on the other thread and I'll say it here, Biden said exactly what he meant to say. Remember, his fantastic gaffes usually have an element of truth in them (clean coal, VP selection, etc.)

Is it coincidence that Biden said what he did and several hours later Gibbs confirms a member of the delegation traveling with Obama in Mexico (and his family) had the flu?

Maybe Biden isn't alarmed over nothing, maybe he is alarmed over something.

p.s. Don't die Ace, this place is my non-terrorist Cheers. Even though nobody really knows my name.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2009 10:21 AM (AJ4xq)

60 If I were you, I'd panic.  But you really shouldn't panic.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 10:21 AM (/Mla1)

61 I don't know if you understood what I said, but I think you ought to know that what I said wasn't what I meant.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 10:22 AM (QMGr1)

62 And, alexthechick, I'm with you about Tapper. I find him strangely appealing.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2009 10:22 AM (AJ4xq)

63 Remember back when Dan Quayle was the dumbest VP ever? Man, I didn't think it was possible to be a bigger dullard than that guy. And yet...the Democrats once again manage to one-up the GOP. In a season of misery, at least I can look to Joe "Jackass" Biden for amusement.

He's really...not that bright, is he?

Posted by: Monty at April 30, 2009 10:23 AM (/0a60)

64

Ace is on fire today!

Hazza!

Posted by: Max Power at April 30, 2009 10:23 AM (q177U)

65 ERRR!!! UGGGHHH! LIMBIC BRRAAAIINNNS!!!!

Posted by: Zombie at April 30, 2009 10:24 AM (0q2P7)

66 The gaffe machine is spinning so fast it could power a jet turbine

Posted by: Village Idiot at April 30, 2009 10:24 AM (KuHTm)

67 There's a man pig flu gremlin on the wing of this plane!

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 10:25 AM (mD4t/)

68

@ 40.

Hypothetically speaking if art were to imitate life and we were to reference The Stand (one of my favorite books) wouldn't that make Obumbles The Walkin Dude/Randall Flagg?

Biden would have to be Trashcan Man

Posted by: Saluki at April 30, 2009 10:27 AM (Lh1qk)

69

Biden is a relief. Imagine what stupid thing Palin might have said. She could have come out with some idiotic statement like how she was afraid to send her kids to school, and how she was afraid to travel on planes and subways.

Posted by: di butler (New and Improved. Now with 20% more boobs!) at April 30, 2009 10:28 AM (qPIRP)

70 One helpful soul here t'other day said she knew a doc who put Bactroban under his nose before he flew; Slow Joe's daughter doesn't use that.

Posted by: RushBabe at April 30, 2009 10:29 AM (LKkE8)

71 joe's epidemiological advice is better than obama's-let's see, if we keep bringing in carriers, will it be easier or harder to contain or limit an outbreak.  hmmm

Posted by: ed at April 30, 2009 10:33 AM (Urhve)

72 Joe Biden is a man's man .. he recommended raising the bag limit on Mexican border jumpers from one to five ... despite awareness of how this will hurt the rotten boroughs ...

Gibbs explained Biden didn't mean to shoot them, but to provide them with bags of goodies to survive their illegal entry ...

Posted by: bill I WON at April 30, 2009 10:33 AM (zIEEc)

73 Thank God Ace wasn't reading the comments last night, we all would have been grounded.

Posted by: MrsPaulsFishSticks at April 30, 2009 10:35 AM (iYbLN)

74 The stinkin flatulence that pours out of Biden's mouth is really something to be heard.  The boob continues to flap his pie hole and step in piles of feces, even after several kicks in the ass by his boss.  Uncle Joe wears a sign on his back..."please kick me in the nut sack as hard as you can". 

Posted by: Sparky at April 30, 2009 10:35 AM (J1f2W)

75

King's best book, by far.

The book is better than the movie even.  King is a literary genius.  I'm amazed and very disappointed he's a liberal.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 10:36 AM (oRJZj)

76 It seems like you can't go in to an emergency room or low cost clinic to have your flu treated without having a Mexican accent.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 10:36 AM (HAib+)

77

The book is better than the movie even.  King is a literary genius.  I'm amazed and very disappointed he's a liberal.

 

Yes, that book would have been a lot better if he did not go out of his way so much to trash the military.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2009 10:41 AM (f6os6)

78 I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect. I went to Harvard law school on a full scholarship. So, when I tell you not to panic just because I told you to panic, then you know I know what I'm talking about.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2009 10:43 AM (HAib+)

79 The movie was just okay. The book was just great. Yeah, I know King's a liberal. Cut him some slack, he got run over by a van. Or was it a Prius.

Posted by: Mikeyslaw at April 30, 2009 10:44 AM (QMGr1)

80

that book would have been a lot better if he did not go out of his way so much to trash the military.

Y' know, evil military is such a staple in movies, I barely even notice it anymore.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 10:44 AM (oRJZj)

81 Vic, you shrunk my font!

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 10:45 AM (oRJZj)

82

..."please kick me in the nut sack as hard as you can

 

Where can I buy one of those signs?

Posted by: Barney the Frank at April 30, 2009 10:47 AM (RNwpX)

83 Hehe...our Joe Biden's quirky sense of humor sounds oddly familiar...

Posted by: Anniee451 at April 30, 2009 10:49 AM (tvKK4)

84 Even though nobody really knows my name.

Name no.  Breast size yes.  We focus on the important around here.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 30, 2009 10:52 AM (SHHaV)

85 King is a literary genius.

Um...I gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you there. He peaked with The Shining, and it's been downhill ever since.

If you read a good horror novelist like Fritz Lieber or Richard Matheson or Peter Straub's early stuff (Ghost Story) and you'll quickly see the difference. Even Ray Bradbury did better with Something Wicked This Way Comes. If you like good pulp horror, Robert McCammon did it better; if you like literary horror, Robert Aickman did it better; if you like dark fantasy, T.E.D. Klein did it better.

Posted by: Monty at April 30, 2009 10:52 AM (/0a60)

86 Interestingly, while it's not time to close the borders, all US Government official temporary duty travel to Mexico has just been suspended, effective today.  The only exception is travel in support of the swine flu outbreak.

I guess it's fine that potential carriers are still able to cross into the US. 

Posted by: Dan at April 30, 2009 10:54 AM (Jr2NW)

87

Was talking to a friend of mine who works for Expedia.com and told her good luck with next quarters earnings after what VP Biden said on the Today show.  She told me Expedia just started an ad campaign with the Today show, today.

How "ironical".

Posted by: AndrewsDad at April 30, 2009 10:54 AM (4cofd)

88
I don't want anybody to panic, but:

- If Obama dies, Joe Biden becomes president.
- If Biden dies, Nancy Pelosi becomes president.
- If Pelosi dies, Harry "Sheets" Byrd becomes president.
- If Byrd dies, Hillary Clinton becomes president.

Man, we sure dodged a bullet with that Palin chick!

Posted by: Brown Line at April 30, 2009 10:54 AM (VrNoa)

89

76 It seems like you can't go in to an emergency room or low cost clinic to have your flu treated without having a Mexican accent.

heh heh.

I'm with you PGiS. I kinda wonder if Slow Joe knows something we don't. He tends to always have a kernel of truth in his tales, doesn't he? Makes ya wonder what is really going on. I guess we'll all find out whenever the MSM gets through with their jerking off to clips of Barry's Enchanted Evening.

Posted by: di butler (New and Improved. Now with 20% more boobs!) at April 30, 2009 10:55 AM (qPIRP)

90

Vic, you shrunk my font!

 

Sorry

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2009 10:56 AM (f6os6)

91

My font seems to be stuck on miniature.  help

 

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 10:57 AM (oRJZj)

92 "Never waste a pandemic."

Ace, its why I come back day after day.  If I could think em up, I would be the master!  Keep up the good works, and don't EVER let them see you sneeze.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at April 30, 2009 10:58 AM (ympAm)

93 DEER LORD! THIS MAN IS ONE HEARTBEAT AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENCY!

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at April 30, 2009 11:01 AM (1hM1d)

94 I dunno, it might be kind of funny to see Biden as President.  I'll bet the MSM won't protect him as much because he's not their Rockstar.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 11:05 AM (oRJZj)

95

Okay, quit calling in, folks!  Threadwinnah is #58.  Congrats!

Biden could reprise the Heston caged-freak role in a remake of The Planet of the Apes...

... but this time called "Planet of the Smart People".

Posted by: sherlock at April 30, 2009 11:07 AM (h6sl7)

96 "He was not known as hardcore journalist or right winger before this Administration." Apparently, all it takes is for a journalist to actually ask pertinent, non-fluff questions and KABOOM, they become a right winger to the administration. Not marching in lockstep dictates your political affiliation these days.

Posted by: Twinks at April 30, 2009 11:15 AM (dTt9I)

97 Something Wicked This Way Comes  -  Haven't read it, but a line from a song by a great band depending on your musical tastes. Check out true-northmusic. com and listen to some clips. Also monty you got on us all in an earlier thread about being illiterate philistenes having not read "Ovid" was it? I asked for a list of your top 10 I should read but I think I was the last post and you might not have seen it. tks

Posted by: teej at April 30, 2009 11:16 AM (lG7ds)

98 I still consider King to be a literary genius but I love Starbucks coffee and am a Wal Mart shopper.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 11:18 AM (oRJZj)

99 Thank you I am # 58, it is said that I have a gift........

Posted by: Todd at April 30, 2009 11:20 AM (RNwpX)

100 Ummm... Re: Gibb's "clarification"- Coughing, Sneezing and Runny Nose are symptoms of a cold, not the flu.

Posted by: NotADoctorBut... at April 30, 2009 11:23 AM (W0Th/)

101 #93 - Yeah, but voted to have Sarah one heartbeat away from the oval office. Of course that stinkin McCain would have probably lived out the whole 4 years and we wouldn't be all that much better off than we are now.

Posted by: teej at April 30, 2009 11:28 AM (c459z)

102 oops "but I voted"

Posted by: teej at April 30, 2009 11:28 AM (c459z)

103 Last week I watched Joe fending off softballs being interviewed by Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes but  now I've learned Ms. Stahl was interviewing the wrong person.If she was trying to determine what  Joe thinks she should  have interviewed Gibbs.   

Posted by: ADK46er at April 30, 2009 11:37 AM (QE45j)

104 Are there any private room open at GITMO, with waterboading included to wash away the germs? Sounds like the only safe place left in the world.

Posted by: Scrapiron at April 30, 2009 11:47 AM (1kwr2)

105 Too funny...well struck Ace! Thinkin' Uncle Joe should always make remarks in the presence of an interpreter so that we'll know what the hell he said.

LP

Posted by: The Last Patriot at April 30, 2009 11:56 AM (L4+96)

106 Hopefully this swine flu will prove to be the Comet Kohoutek (spelling?) of diseases.  I think re: the border non-closure, economic factors are as imoportant as political correctness.  However, I was interested and amused to read somewhere the other day that Cuba had no problem closing its borders to travelers from Mexico! 

Posted by: rjm319 at April 30, 2009 11:57 AM (AkM1a)

107 That's 'cause Cuba doesn't care if the world likes them.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2009 11:59 AM (oRJZj)

108 Does this remind anyone of the STAND? Obama just has to move to Vegas.

Posted by: Dagny Tagert at April 30, 2009 12:14 PM (nfhng)

109 We're doomed, I tells ya!! DOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!

Posted by: The Last Amtrak Passenger at April 30, 2009 12:20 PM (gftD1)

110 Baghdad Bob Gibbs to the rescue again....

Posted by: someone2 at April 30, 2009 01:01 PM (/Y+ag)

111

Biden would have to be Trashcan Man

No.

M-O-O-N, that spells Joe Biden.

 

Posted by: tsj017 at April 30, 2009 01:11 PM (TV9JE)

112 I thought the only reason that people liked Biden is because he rode on a train. He's taking away his only substantive bullet point from his resume.

Posted by: adagioforstrings at April 30, 2009 03:20 PM (xuWF4)

113

Biden reminds me of the old when God was handing out brains jokes.

Posted by: di butler (New and Improved. Now with 20% more boobs!) at April 30, 2009 03:29 PM (qPIRP)

114 This is all part of the master plan.  We don't own the airline industry yet.  We own just about everything else, but airlines still needed a little push towards insolvency, and Joe just helped give it.  Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Posted by: Dave S at April 30, 2009 04:00 PM (4it72)

115 Gibbs reminds me of Bagdad Bob.

Posted by: scif at April 30, 2009 04:09 PM (7dcDX)

116 110 Baghdad Bob Gibbs to the rescue again....

Posted by: someone2 at

 

Sorry, I jumped to the end before I saw your post.

Posted by: scif at April 30, 2009 04:11 PM (7dcDX)

117 I'm really beginning to love having Joe around.  The inadvertent moments of honesty (nee gaffes) make the unrelenting mendacity of this administration easier to bear.

Posted by: thecork at April 30, 2009 08:28 PM (L0cxG)

118 I don't think Barry likes having him around. It's funny that, the day after this flub, the White House announced that Biden will travel to Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo on the week of the 18th this month.

Posted by: AES at May 01, 2009 03:21 PM (dkcp2)

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