Thursday, May 19, 2022

This is a new one on me - you ever heard of 'Monkeypox'?

 Honest to god I never heard of it, and it'd be pretty friggin' embarrassing to be the first one to get it... 
Don'tcha have to be doin' some kinda monkey business with 
the monkeys to get this from them? (Asking for a friend...)
 
A man who had traveled to Canada has been diagnosed with the monkeypox virus, a rare and potentially fatal disease, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported on Wednesday.
This is the first report of monkeypox this year in the United States. Officials in Texas and Maryland recorded one case each last year. But the new case follows a series of unusual clusters in other countries that have begun to alarm public health officials.
In the past few weeks, Britain has identified nine monkeypox cases. Only one patient had recently traveled — to Nigeria, where a strain of the monkeypox virus has been commonly seen — while the remaining British patients, who did not travel, may have acquired the infection through community transmission. Three patients shared a household.
Spain has 23 suspected cases. Portugal has confirmed five cases and is investigating another 15. Canadian health officials are investigating at least 15 possible cases in Montreal, according to an infectious disease specialist who was familiar with the effort but was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
“The fact that it’s in the U.K. in multiple unrelated clusters, plus Spain, plus Portugal, is a surprise,” said Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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I made this for one of last night's posts but I'm really impressed with how incredibly creative and smarmy it is (and I am, of course), so here ya go in case ya missed it...
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Wouldn't that have been a really cool promo item for them to give out? 'Buy a bug, get a toaster...'
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Leave it to my home state to be so fuckin' anal about bullshit where 
the only reason they do this is to get in to your friggin' wallet.
New Jersey drivers who bolt a frame around their vehicle’s license plate - to profess their allegiance to a sports team, pets or provide some free advertising for a car dealer or for no good fuckin' reason at all - could get a break from annoying traffic tickets if bills proposed by two state lawmakers are passed.
According to the state 'judiciary', 501,699 summonses were issued in the five years between 2017 and 2021 for license plate violations. The most summonses were written in 2019, with 127,680 issued.
If there is an indication of how annoying this infraction is, two legislators from two different parties proposed bills in both houses of the state legislature to relax the current law.
Even the state Supreme Court in August ruled about the validity of two traffic stops made by police for the license plate violations that resulted in arrests for more serious charges. It also addressed strict enforcement and ticketing that have been a pain in drivers' asses for years.
 
“Frames cover a small fraction of ‘New Jersey’ on the top of the license plate or the bottom of ‘Garden State,’ but the words can still be easily identified. That is not true if a frame instead covers a single letter or number of the registration marks in the center of a license plate,” Chief Justice Stuart Rabner wrote for the court.
“If ‘Garden State,’ ‘New Jersey,’ or some other phrase is covered to the point that the phrase cannot be identified, or the plate numbers can’t be read, the law would likewise apply. But “if those phrases were partly covered, yet still recognizable, there would be no violation,” he said. Isn't that so nice of him?
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Effa Manley was the first (and still only) woman to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame – and the second Negro National League’s Newark Eagles franchise she successfully co-owned -  with husband Abe- and general managed from 1936-48.  
Manley’s Eagles teams consistently performed well on the field and at the gate, and her deft management style culminated in a Negro World Series championship for the Eagles in 1946, and fueled the careers of no less than six eventual baseball Hall of Famers (Larry Doby, Ray Dandridge, Leon Day, Monte Irvin, Biz Mackey, and Willie Wells), as well as dozens of other players who soon found their way into the majors after the demise of the team and the Negro Leagues in the early 1950s.   Manley, herself, gained Hall of Fame induction in 2006 - albeit posthumously - alongside a number of her fellow Negro League pioneers.
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Is this a real ad? I seriously doubt it...
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Yeah - I had a girlfriend that stupid once...
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Every once in a while you come across some editorial art that is so good, so on the money, that it really doesn't need a caption, so why did I put that in it, and for that matter, why did I write this comment? See - that's exactly why I'm so confused all of the time. Fuck.
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So. If you're gonna have pizza for dinner,  ya might as well make it yourself...
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Joe couldn't get to Buffalo fast enough to pander to all of us about the white guy who purposefully murdered a bunch of black folk, but did the motherfucker say word one about all of these mass-murderers who killed under his watch? 
Of course he didn't - it wouldn't have any political value for him to talk about all these black guys killing white people. The duplicitous, adle-brained suck-up fuckwad. Juss' sayin'...
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