Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Political Correctness Gone Amok

Political correctness gone amok:

"The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday. Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and 'we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu,' he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel."


"At a news briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took pains to repeatedly refer to the flu as the 'H1N1 virus.'"

The "Mexican flu" is better because....? why? We don't mind offending Mexicans? Stupid.


Porky Pig said...

I'm just offe offe offended by the fac fac fact that they even call it the saswi saswi swine flu.

Sarah said...

How about we call it the "stupid bastards in Washington won't close the border so we're probably all going to die" flu?

G.R. said...

I have been saying that for the past few days.
I've been saying that for a long, long time. We have all but eradicated some of the most deadliest diseases through inoculation and vaccination, but we allow people who are carriers of deadly and debilitating diseases all for the sake of possibly boosting the rolls of the Democrat party.