The unofficial blog/forum of the CDC cdcchatter.net is noted in a recent posting on the Science newsletter Volume 311, Number 5761, Issue of 03 February 2006. I went over to CDCchatter to see the kinds of things that are being posted and talked about. I was so surprised to see such a wide variety of challenges, and so many unhappy people. It was of explicit concern since we are being bombarded by news of a looming pandemic, and the science community that should be keeping their eye on the developments are too miserable, or understaffed to perform at their peak. A good bit of the ranting was in response to continued budget cuts, and executive leadership that is taking resources out of the field. I understand their concerns and implore their management to become active in the forum so that they can learn the true sentiments of Center for Disease Control staff.