Friday, August 12, 2005

Bird Flu Replication

The Agonist | thoughtful, global, timely: "Bird Flu Replication"

What are the possible elements of a political "perfect storm"? Who were (will be?) the four horsemen of the apocalyse? War (arrived, thank you); famine (housing bubble about to burst?, China not interested in restocking Wal-Mart?); Pestilence.

Ah, pestilence. This is the crew, who, last year, managed to screw up the flu vaccine supply. And, this year, the world awaits the mutation of bird flu into some lethal epidemic, while they fart around. Hmmm. But, not content to place a single bet, when something as essential as pestilence is concerned, you will be happy to know that the Bushies are loosening the rules on mercury contamination of the environment, and, as a special bonus, are doing their level best to avoid discovering "mad cow" disease.

War, famine, pestilence. Coming together for the big reunion tour.

Wait, I said, four horsemen, didn't I. The fourth horseman is the the Antichrist. Gee, I wonder who wants that role?

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