Well, given the "blood meme" from September 11th, 2001, I think it at least fair we ask what became of all those extra liters of A+ and O-.
So many preposterous requests for blood donations were put out by the media on 9/11, the effect of which can easily be imagined, that in hindsight, we can see the insincerity and calculation behind the talking point and now realize it as a decoding shibboleth.
The award for Worst Actor Jonesing for Blood in a Television Appearance goes to Health and Human Services Director Tommy Thompson, speaking on CNN at 7:22pm*
"Americans all over are calling up and asking what they can do. The best thing that they can do is respond to this great call, by volunteering to give blood. We need Americans to continue to answer that call. No matter where you live, please, do your civic duty and assist us by donating blood Because our primary job is to ensure that Americans harmed by this tragedy get the help that they need."I used to have an extensive image file on my hard drive depicting numerous publicity seeking politicians, and others, with a sleeve rolled up, but the file is long gone to hacking. As I come across interesting new references, I'll plop them here.
Tommy Thompson needs to go wherever they put Christy Todd Whitman---like the naval brig in Charleston, South Carolina, for a good long period of deep isolation. I want to break their personalities and find out what they did with all that plasma. Glug. Glug.
*[EDT (09:18/41:41) CNN Sept. 11, 2001 7:13 pm - 7:55 pm (September 11, 2001)]