Bush adminstration prepared for pandemics, Tevi Troy, Wall Street Journal :
Swine flu has presented the Obama administration with its first major public-health crisis. Fortunately for the Obama team, the Bush administration developed new tools that will prove critical in meeting this challenge.
Under President Bush, the federal government worked with manufacturers to accelerate vaccine development, stockpiled crucial antivirals like Tamiflu, war-gamed pandemic scenarios with senior officials, and increased the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) sample identification capabilities. These activities are bearing fruit today
Criminal Stupidty, so says Fran Townsend of the one, via Kathryn Jean Lopze, Natiional Review :
“I would call this felony stupidity. This is probably not the right job for Mr. Caldera to be in if he didn’t understand the likely reaction of the New Yorkers and the mayor. And while the White House have said they are furious, I think they have to look at whether or not this is the right job for Mr. Caldera.”
“I think this office is too important to have somebody who doesn’t have the judgment to understand the impact of this. This was not necessary.”
Ten minutes and fifteen dollars. Mark Hemingway, National Review :
This reader writes, “I am a graphic designer in Southern California. I spent ten minutes throwing this together this morning, which at my rates equals about 15 dollars. However, I will settle for the thanks of a grateful nation.”:
Maybe Eric can Photosop one of Nightlly Ramble One:?
Does sodomy make you stupid ?, Mail( UK)
A senior teacher has been suspended from his £50,000-a-year job after he complained that a training day for staff was used to promote gay rights.
Kwabena Peat, 54, was one of several Christian staff who walked out of the compulsory session at a North London school after an invited speaker questioned why people thought heterosexuality was natural.
The presentation was given by Sue Sanders, a co-founder of the Schools Out organisation which campaigns for gay equality in education
Note that natural is not some synomym for good. Rather, natural meerly refers to existing in nature. If hetersexuality wsa not natural, Sanders would not be around to ask her stupid question.
Common sense in the face of stupity, Donald Douglas, American Power :
Same-sex couples cannot claim to be biologically equal to heterosexual couples. What they seek is to change society’s discourse and overturn the historical and regenerative conception of marriage as between one man and one woman.
Same sex couples need to talk to God if they seek equality.