LOCAL AND REGIONAL
* St. Anthony’s Med Center and Hospital (“Holy Tony’s”) in recent years sorta let itself go. After realizing that and getting the train back on the tracks, its administration recently started a PR campaign to reintroduce itself to people who live in areas where its patients come from, mostly South County, Jefferson County and Monroe County. It’s called “Caring For Generations.” And in my professional opinion, it stinks to high heaven, no pun intended. I’ll see if anyone else is thinking what I’m thinking about it. Except for you, Norm; You already know what I’m thinking, in fact, you thought the same thing.
* Anyone could have seen this coming: The app has resulted in the first arrest. And naturally, SJW/BLM are bitching. Let me assure them with some pretty close to certain confidence that the only kind of panhandler they would arrest is a violent or very aggressive one.
* The Game of Their Lives: St. Louis has always been something of a soccer hotbed. And I think some of the reasons why youth soccer is growing in popularity is that it’s inexpensive, it’s severely lacking in diversity, and also for another reason I allude to below: Because soccer is a relatively niche sport in the United States, it’s hard for dad to live out his jock dreams through his son if his son is playing a sport that his father didn’t. The kids are actually enjoying it because their parents don’t enjoy it.
* You don’t think they’re engaging in a form of political propaganda, do you? You know what I’m thinking they’re up to, just for the fact that I’m putting this in the immigration section.
The modern Olympic games have always been a weird scene to me, because they’re a paradox — They try to mash together sublimated nationalist passion with globalist pipe dreaming.
* About a quarter of American households have two or more refrigerators. In related news, about a quarter of Americans have two or more chins.
* Turning over dirt begets turning over dirt.
* In that which we see proof that safe spaces are nothing more than places that are safe to launch attacks from but never receive any counter-attacks.
* This won’t be the first time the Empire State Building appears in this week’s wrap-up.
Spike Lee flipped the switch to light the top of the ESB in orange lighting to heighten awareness for gun control, and especially to call attention to the fact that New York City has no gun control ordinances.
* Most educated, until you back out the colleges whose campuses are in suburban strip malls and advertise on daytime Who Beez My 26th Babydaddy TV.
* Speaking of edumacated affirmative action black women, it isn’t enough that Donald Trump doesn’t have to pay any rent to live in her husband’s head, he’s also living rent free in her head as well.
* It has always seemed to me that the evening prime time talk shows have featured the same universe of about 200 talking heads constantly being recycled. My instinct was right about the fact of the matter, but I was a little low on the actual number.
* The problem with AQ and ISIS is that they tweet. Good to know.
* Fifteen years too late. Latins were helping the 9/11 hijackers.
* One easy way to see how the 2016 image is better than the 2001 image is by comparing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in both shots. It’s the suspension bridge on the northwest corner of both images.
Also, if you squint really hard and know what to look for, you can see Nicholas Stix’s house.
One house that I know everyone wants to look for on this image can’t be found. The Empire State Building is well south of Central Park, meaning Trump Tower is in the other direction.
* Between failed jock fathers trying to live out their jock dreams through their sons, and parents exploiting and abusing backroom politics of youth sports leagues, I’m wondering when the kids are going to revolt and say “fuck it” and just play video games. In my day, kids had fun playing youth sports, parents stayed home to do parent-y things.
Get migranes? Oh, my bad. I thought you meant cause migranes.
Twenty years ago these stories would have been accompanied by prurient “oohs” and much vivid speculation over what message these women were trying to send.
Actually, twenty years ago, we would have thought every one of these women to be bat shit crazy and in need of professional help. Yes, twenty years ago was 1996, not exactly the Paleolithic Era. But it only goes to show you how quickly the other side has been racking up victories in the culture wars.