From your CDC

The CDC “quietly” changed their recommendations yet again this week, suggesting that otherwise healthy patients under the age of 65 should wait up to two months between the first two shots. Would you care to make up our minds for us?

The CDC also made the startling admission that patients, particularly younger males, who wait two months “may diminish… a form of heart inflammation seen in some young men.”

 

 

At a Glance

 

On the 11th anniversary of the Libyan revolution. Here is an updated conflict map with the current state of play.

 

 

Brandon doesn’t Frighten Putin

(NY Post) ​Russia’s ambassador to Sweden said President Vladimir Putin doesn’t “give a s–t” about sanctions that the US and its allies have threatened to slap on Moscow if it invades Ukraine.

“Excuse my language, but we don’t give a s–t about all their sanctions,” Viktor Tatarintsev told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in an interview published on Saturday.

“We have already had so many sanctions and in that sense they’ve had a positive effect on our economy and agriculture,” Tatarinstsev said, adding that Russia has become “self-sufficient” and will weather any economic penalties imposed by the US and its allies.

“​We are more self-sufficient and have been able to increase our exports. We have no Italian or Swiss cheeses, but we’ve learned to make just as good Russian cheeses using Italian and Swiss recipes​,” he said.​..more here.

 

25 COMMENTS

  1. Reminds me of a story my father told me. He was a salesman and traveled up and down the eastern seaboard. He would usually take a flask along to help him relax at the end of the day. On one trip to the Carolinas he realized he had forgotten to bring a bottle so he went looking for a package store. He drove all around the town but couldn’t find one. Finally he stopped in front of a house where an elderly gentleman was sitting on the porch and asked the man where he could find a store.

    “Mistuh,” the man replied, “in this county the Presbyterians don’t drink but vote wet. The Baptists do drink but vote dry. Unfo’tunately, they is mo’ Baptists than Presbyterians.”

  2. Love him or hate him, Trump would have called Putin on his private cell number, “Listen Vlad, you do anything aggressive and the Kremlin will be my next development project, starting with demolition down to the footings. Don’t test me.”

    Instead we have Addled Brains offering Zelensky a ride away from the fray…because, unlike Zelensky, Joe is a weasel, and that’s what weasels do. We saw it with Trudy Sponge Pants. Our so-called leadership – at all levels – are weaklings and cowards, always walking around afraid of their own shadows…most of whom are owned by [pick a foreign power].

    CDC: Bums, the whole lot. Not to be trusted. Anyone listening to these arrogant SOB’s over the last two years is a fool.

  3. CDC shot reschedule. Since I am over 65 I will put getting the initial shot on my schedule…right after hell freezes over.

    Russian concern about sanctions. You can bet that the “elite” (Nomenklatura, is that still a thing?) in Russia still have access to all the items that are supposedly no longer available due to sanctions.

  4. Working West Texas a few years ago a young man in our employee who had a drinking problem found himself in Lubbock one night. He called my cell ranting he couldn’t find a bar. He had never heard of a dry county.

    • I ran into the dry county dilemma many years ago. I said, “What’s a dry county?” They said, “This is.” Yet at the next county over you could get Jack and Coke at the drive-through window.

    • I grew up there. One had to go out past the city limits to “The Strip” to buy booze. There was no problem with bringing it back into town. I always thought the whole thing was silly.
      I don’t know if it’s still that way.

    • In East Tennessee (Tennessee has 95 counties, a bunch of little ones each with different laws) the section of I-75 between Chattanooga and Knoxville was dry, at least in the 70s-80s. It was about an hour and a half drive between the two cities.
      I had a friend in school who was from the dry counties and until I met him I hadn’t known about that (we were both too young to drink, anyway). I was amazed to learn from him that there were still small-scale “bootleggers” who’d go to one of the wet cities to fill up the trunk of the car, then go to the dry counties and sell out of their car.

  5. LL, any lack of faith in the US government has probably been borne out of prior experience.

    Had a lot of interesting experiences with the Weapons Storage and Security System when we initially brought it on line in the 90s. I won’t put one down on paper except to say it was very startling when an F15E was running its engines up outside the hardened aircraft shelter and you had to get closed up in the WS3 to adjust the limit switches. We went from double hearing protection and could not hear yourselves think to the only thing you heard when the WS3 lowered to fully closed was your pulse in your ears. No noise whatsoever. Ahhh confined spaces, gotta love em.

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