Friday, January 19, 2024

Friday Femme Fatale Farrago..... Next Exit.....






We Can Let Phil's Granbaby Take Us Into The Weekend.....


  Embed won't work so go HERE <<< 





Current Affairs - Boeing... DEI...




Meanwhile , back in 2019 







 And some memes

Current Affairs...









Thursday, January 18, 2024

Thursdump Meme Load....






Martha's Vineyahd Was The Proof...


On January 9, students at James Madison High School in Brooklyn discovered that they would be spending the next two days in front of their computer screens learning from home. But it wasn’t the usual winter weather causing this cancellation of in-person classes – instead, it was because the city of New York was planning to move nearly 2,000 illegal migrants from their encampment and resettle them at the school, displacing the students.

The move prompted understandable outrage from parents and recriminations from local officials who pleaded helplessness. What were they supposed to do? Allow the migrants to freeze to death in the coming storm? In a single cold evening in New York City, one example illustrated the bankruptcy of two decades of liberal discourse on immigration.

When history is written, the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who was widely mocked by the mainstream media when he announced it in 2021, to bus migrants from the border into blue-state sanctuary cities may be remembered as one of the most momentous in modern history. It was definitely among the most politically clever.




H/t to PS

When You Invest In Something You Hope To Profit From That Something, Correct?




 Dec 12 (Reuters) - Pfizer (PFE.N) opens new tab said on Tuesday it expects to close its $43 billion deal to buy cancer drugmaker Seagen (SGEN.O), opens new tab later this week and plans to create a new oncology division that includes the acquisition early next year.

Pfizer also said Chief Commercial Officer Angela Hwang would step down, and that it will split the its commercial business, not including oncology, into two divisions, one focused on the United States and the other on the rest of the world.
In October, Pfizer slashed its full-year revenue forecast by 13% and said it will cut $3.5 billion worth of jobs and expenses due to lower-than-expected sales of its COVID-19 vaccine and treatment. 


h/t to JF

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Bracken Sends


via WRSA

As We Move Forward, What Does The Future Hold?


 A good read during your morning covfefe:


Embracing Realism with an Attitude of Pessimism and a Foreboding Sense of Fatalism


 January 15, 2024

by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:


We perceive our civic challenge as some vast, insoluble Rubik’s Cube. Behind each problem lies another problem that must be solved first, and behind that lies yet another, and another, ad infinitum. To fix crime we have to fix the family, but before we do that we have to fix welfare, and that means fixing our budget, and that means fixing our civic spirit, but we can’t do that without fixing moral standards, and that means fixing schools and churches, and that means fixing the inner cities, and that’s impossible unless we fix crime. There’s no fulcrum on which to rest a policy lever. People of all ages sense that something huge will have to sweep across America before the gloom can be lifted – but that’s an awareness we suppress. As a nation, we’re in deep denial.

– Straus and Howe (1997):  “The Fourth Turning”, FIRST EDITION page 2


The books “Generations” (1992) and “The Fourth Turning“ (1997) by historians William Strauss and Neil Howe identified and categorized recorded cycles of history across multiple cultures and eras.  Both books analyzed the timelines of historical events and correlated them to specific life cycles identified as generational “types”.   Strauss and Howe addressed the concept of time in the context of both circular and linear perspectives.  In so doing, they described the “saeculum” as a “long human life” measuring approximately 80 to 90 years and comprised of four turnings, each lasting around 20 to 22 years.

Just as there are four seasons consisting of spring, summer, fall and winter, there are also four phases of a human life experienced in childhood, young adulthood, middle age and elderhood.

Each generation experiences the historical turnings according to their life stage; and the Seasons (i.e. order of societal “turnings”) are identified by each generation as they reach middle-age.  Amazingly, history shows a consistent pattern in how the generations similarly cause and affect historical events. 


Sunday, January 14, 2024

Never Ever Mess With Texas Boomers...

and, if the cops show up, no one saw a thing...







Architect gets stuck in a vase at Mt. Brook NYE party

Most of us have been guilty of doing stupid things when we were younger (most, but not all of us have grown out of these types of antics), but I have never seen this. In the second video he is whining "somebody get a hammer". This is funny, but would have been hilarious with some of my running buddies around back in the day.  I can think of a half a dozen things I might have done with him had I been there in my younger life.  LOL

 Man stuck in urn

Connor Padgett, the Birmingham architect who got stuck in a vase at a New Year’s Eve party, doesn’t feel much like a genie.

“From what I’ve heard, the genie is able to come out of the (expletive),” Padgett said in an interview on the JortsCenter podcast about the incident. “I don’t have that superpower.”

Padgett said he got into the vase after two other people at the party had successfully gotten in, then out of it, as part of a game that someone thought up.

“One person had gotten into it,” he said. “I saw them get out of it beautifully. Another person who slightly had a bigger ass than I do (got in and back out).”

That convinced him to try the party trick that he would soon regret.

“If they can get into it and get out of it, I figure, hell, I can too,” Padgett said.

“I had boots on,” he said. “My boots were kind of like the heels of them were pushed up and pushing my knees … I think that’s what locked my knees into place.”

Finally convinced of the urgency of his situation, a man he met that night began chiseling at the urn and broke it.

Then Padgett took his pants off.

“When I stood up, I could feel the shards of that vase in my ass crack,” he said. “I said, ‘I gotta get these off right now.’”

Padgett found out later that video of his predicament went viral, with more than 14 million views by Monday.

“Well, that’s fabulous,” Padgett said of his reaction.

Padgett said he has since tried to apologize to the people at the party.

“I’m saying the most foul things, cussing everybody out,” he said.

“I’ve tried my best to apologize to everybody that I talked ugly to that night,” Padgett said. “I felt so bad cussing everybody.”