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Senator Isakson’s CDC Double-“Tap”

June 17, 2013

This may be another case of my seeing zombies where they may not be, but this evening on the floor of the U.S. Senate, in colloquy with Senator Brown (D-Ohio), Senator Isakson (R-Georgia) stuttered a bit.

This wouldn’t be noteworthy except that the topic was emergency preparations of the Center for Disease Control as related to terrorism (anthrax). And the stutter was specifically regarding agency efficiency, and the actual stuttered syllables were “tap-tap”, as in double-tap.

CDC is kind of the crucible … it was CDC within days that tracked down the anthrax … That’s the kind of tap-tap, timely effort

As described in Wikipedia, “double-tap“:

A double tap or controlled pair is a shooting technique where two well-aimed shots are fired at the same target with very little time in between shots.[1][2] Instruction and practice of the double-tap improves overall accuracy as shooters often do not have the gun fully extended on the first shot meaning the second of a double-tap is usually the better. … shooting zombies with a double tap is one of Columbus’s rules in the movie Zombieland.

AND the CDC has also officially endorsed the use of zombies to teach emergency preparation. The CDC has used zombies in official government promotional health awareness campaigns and also published scholarly article showing useful educational effects for teaching emerging infectious diseases through zombie pop-culture.

I doubt Senator Isakson’s stutter was intentional and even if it was he probably wouldn’t admit it. But either way it sure was zombie-coincidental.

[Also his word choice of “crucible” is related to witchcraft through the classic modern American play by Arthur Miller]

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