A month ago Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, following President for Life Obama's kinder, gentler approach to terrorism, announced that there was no longer any such thing. Acts that we unenlightened proles might mistake for terrorism would henceforth be called "man-caused disasters."
The same progressive approach has been placed in the service of our health. "Swine flu" is officially over. The Council on Swine-Human Relations objected to the old tag. It has been rebranded "H1N1 flu."
Blinking hell. Now we have to be politically correct so as not to offend diseases.
It's an ill wind that blows no good at all …
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