Monday, August 10, 2009

The Obama Bug!!

The first cases appeared early in 2008 and were confined to relatively small areas of the country mainly a few metropolitan centers and on some university campuses. In the beginning it was thought to be a somewhat benign virus affecting only certain minorities and some in the younger groups---those in the age range of 18-25 were found to be the most susceptible to this new and rapidly spreading virus. In the early stages of this outbreak, many thought it was confined and most went about their daily life's unaware of the approaching epidemic. Some sounded the alarm, but few listened and all the while this alien virus was growing and spreading rapidly. Whole areas of the west coast became infected and the new disease spread rapidly on the east coast while the major metropolitan areas of the country were hit the hardest. People were beginning to take notice of this spreading menace and attempting to understand why some were effected and some were not. A theory was quickly emerging, but no plan of action was taken to control the spread. It seemed that those most prone to the effects of this new virus were indeed those in the 18-25 age group and of this group it spread most rapidly among those in the confined classrooms on the great university campuses. Those in the same age group in the rural areas did not develop the symptoms of this new and unidentified virus. The first noticeable symptoms of this virus appeared to be a sense of euphoria and some early victims described a unique tingling feeling in their legs while others seemed to swoon while in large crowds, the most serious effects however was the loss of personal identity and individuality---a growing sense of herd mentality was beginning to develop among those affected. The new virus peaked in early 2009 when it was finally identified and attempts were initiated to quarantined and control its spread. A vaccine is now being developed at certain locations and will soon be distributed to the masses. Finally, the virus has been isolated and given a name, Obamaititus2008!

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