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Rumors of the Egyptian president's death have been greatly exaggerated -- maybe

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Rumors fly that Egypt's president died during gall bladder surgery.

    More than a week ago.

    That's right, no one can confirm that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is still alive following surgery on March 6.

    All is well! says Egypt's government. He's just sleeping it off. Or something.


    BLOGS!!!!!!!!!!!! and Twitter say other things.

    Whatever the case, Egypt's stock market took a nosedive.
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Maybe he was troubled by the horrible asp.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    He's still (was) in charge?
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Bubbler, are you goofin' on Elvis?

    (Briefly drove me nuts while I tried to place the lyric.)
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
  6. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Have we stepped through the looking glass in journalism when anonymous "tweets" are quoted in hard news stories
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member


    Very dangerous!
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    So he can no longer walk like an Egyptian?
  9. If you want to find all the cops, they're hanging out at the donut shop.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Rumors of the Egyptian president's death have been greatly exaggerated -- m


    I'm feeling much better.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Weekend at Hosi's
  12. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    In this case, yeah. This might be fitting into a long tradition of leaders ailing behind closed doors, such as Soviet premiers who used to be out six to 12 months with "the sniffles," and Castro feeling however he felt. Heck, in Chicago (of course) a whole primary election turned on making sure absolutely zero news got out about how severely ill Cook County Board president John Stroger was, so he wouldn't lose his hotly contested primary. He didn't lose, so suddenly the family announced that John Stroger was near death. So we got stuck with his son, Todd "Urkel" Stroger, who was mercifully tossed out in the most recent primary.
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