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Scott Jagow Apr 28, 2009

You know it’s coming — someone Tweeting their swine flu symptoms. I can hardly wait. In the meantime, the rest of the media are acting like they usually do in times like this. Even NPR has started a swine flu blog. As Inspector Clouseau would say… swine blogs.

Other things to look at:

Why Didn’t They Fly The Terror Plane On A Sunday? (Clusterstock)
“… conducting the fly-by at an hour so close to the hour of the deadly attack of 2001 is an indicator of something beyond tone-deafness. It’s beyond carelessness, a step further than recklessness. The word maniacs would be a fitting description except that it misses the banality of the time-serving bureaucrats like Louis Caldera who authorized this mission.”

Can Ken Lewis hold on at Bank of America? (NY Times)
The answer to that question, much anticipated on Wall Street, is expected to arrive Wednesday, when Bank of America shareholders are to vote on whether Mr. Lewis, the bank’s the embattled chairman and chief executive, will remain on the board.

AIG’s Fall: Bad Business Or Criminal Acts? (CBS News)

Why the unemployed won’t get swine flu (Unemploymentality)

  • You rarely, if ever leave the house.
  • The closest you’ll get to Mexico is Taco Bell.
  • The symptoms you think you have: headache, sore throat, coughing and dizziness, are actually being caused by your diet of ramen noodles, Little Debbie Snack Cakes and cheep beer:

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