Monday, August 20, 2018

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

I just saw a giant spider in the bathroom, so I tried to kill it by spraying it with hairspray. It's not dead, but its hair looks fabulous...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

New York State's First Clown Doesn't Measure Up To His Dad

Mario Cuomo served as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994, Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1979 to 1982, and Secretary of State of New York from 1975 to 1978. He was a liberal icon who exhausted NYS residents with his incessant desire of running for President, which he never did. He was a clever man though and could talk his way through his contradictory beliefs in Catholicism and abortion without a hint of embarrassment.

His son Andrew, the current Governor of New York, lacks the political skills of his dad. Even as Attorney General of NY Andrew was more prone to putting his foot in his mouth rather than in a shoe. As Governor, his cancellation of the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption was an indication of his proclivity towards the Dark Side of politics.

Andrew Cuomo's foot-in-mouth talent was once again showcased yesterday in a bizarre public outburst.
Earlier in the day, the governor was signing legislation dealing with human trafficking when he took an awkward swipe at Trump’s famed campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” 
“We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo said at the Lower East Side event. “It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged.” 
The line went over like a lead balloon and the crowd groaned. 
Cuomo even took heat from the left, with his liberal gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon blasting him. “I think it’s just another example of Andrew Cuomo trying to figure out what a progressive sounds like and missing by a mile,” Nixon said.
Of course President Trump had some fun with NY's First Clown.
President Trump mocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday for saying America “was never that great.” 
[...]Can you believe this is the Governor of the Highest Taxed State in the U.S., Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!” Trump tweeted in the wake of Cuomo’s gaffe.
More here.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Older relatives always used to nudge me at weddings and say, "You're next".  They stopped doing it when I did the same thing to them at funerals.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Boston Globe Calls For War Of Words Against President Trump

According to The Associated Press, the Deputy Managing Editor of the editorial page of The Boston Globe, Marjorie Pritchard, is coordinating a response to President Trump’s “rhetoric” regarding the news media.

The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a "dirty war against the free press."

As of Friday, Pritchard said about 70 outlets had committed to editorials so far, with the list expected to grow. The publications ranged from large metropolitan dailies, such as the Houston Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Miami Herald and Denver Post, to small weekly papers with circulations as low as 4,000.

Pritchard suggested editorial boards take a common stand against Trump's words regardless of their politics, or whether they generally editorialized in support of or in opposition to the President's policies.

Pritchard said she hoped the editorials would make an impression on Americans.

"I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable," she said. "We are a free and independent press, it is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution."

Oh, honey.  It will make an impression.  Studies conducted by the Pew Research Center, Media Research Center and the liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy show coverage of President Trump is overwhelmingly negative. That’s not surprising, given that other surveys show that the vast majority of reporters, editors and commentators hold liberal political views.

These failing newspapers think Trump can’t possibly win a fight with the people who buy ink by the barrel and paper by the roll.

Trump drives them bonkers with his contempt of them and is an enormous threat to their liberal world view. He is actually governing in a mostly conservative manner by cutting taxes and reducing regulations, appointing conservative judges and breaking with tradition in foreign affairs. So, not only do the media hate his personality, they hate his governance. They are near hysteria.
NOTE FROM OUR ATTORNEY:  The front page depicted above is no more dishonest than the paper itself.  At least we didn’t hire a woman named Patricia Smith who lied about people and made up quotations which forced her to resign. Nor did we employ a disgraced Globe columnist, Mike Barnicle (now with MSNBC) who plagiarized a George Carlin book and made up false tear-jerker stories about two children hospitalized with cancer.
In 2004, the Globe apologized for printing graphic photographs that the article represented as showing U.S. soldiers raping Iraqi women during the Iraq War. The photos had already been found by other news organizations to be from an internet pornography site.

The paper was also forced to retract a story describing the events of a seal hunt near Halifax, Nova Scotia that took place on April 12, 2005. Written by freelancer Barbara Stewart, a former New York Times staffer, the article described the specific number of boats involved in the hunt and graphically described the killing of seals and the protests that accompanied it.  Extreme weather delayed the hunt which had no yet taken place proving the details of the story were a lie.

We’re Not Going To Build An Arby’s On Pluto

“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”Voltaire

For decades, America’s satellites like the Titan, Delta and Atlas series have circled the Earth at a largely safe distance from geopolitics. These satellites provide reconnaissance, surveillance, global positioning, navigation and early warning missile detection.

An informal global moratorium on the testing of anti-satellite weapons had held since 1985; the intervening decades had been a period of post–Cold War peace—and unquestioned American supremacy—high overhead. During those decades, satellites had become linchpins of the American military apparatus and the global economy.

By 2007, ships at sea and warplanes in the air had grown reliant on instant satellite communications with ground stations thousands of miles away. Government forecasters relied on weather satellites; intelligence analysts relied on high-­resolution imagery to anticipate and track adversaries the world over. GPS had become perhaps the single most indispensable global system ever designed by humans—the infrastructure upon which the rest of the world’s infrastructure is based.

On the afternoon of January 11, 2007, California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base began getting readouts from China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center.  A missile rose into low-Earth orbit closing in on an aging Chinese weather satellite.  Then the 30th Space Wing of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) telescopes showed a bright flash.

The test raised concern in Washington, where officials and analysts interpreted it as a signal by China that U.S. military satellites could be vulnerable to attack.

Not only was this an astonishing technological achievement—to launch a missile from the ground and hit a celestial target moving as fast as 17,000 mph—it also showed a level of rashness not seen in space for decades.

China has embarked on an accelerated military modernization program, repeatedly emphasizing its desire to be able to compete in 21st Century warfare. The Chinese military, which runs that country’s space program, has identified space-based communications and sensing systems as key to such efforts. Some Chinese military theorists also have advocated asymmetrical warfare, in which pinpoint weapons would be used to disrupt the more advanced and better-equipped U.S. military.

In the years since, the U.S. quietly made a series of decisions—involving procedures, promotions, and the deployment of new sensors and devices in outer space, most of them highly classified—that began to address the problem.  Meanwhile, China and several other countries have built up their capabilities—with traditional and cyber weapons—against not only satellites but the ground stations that receive and transmit the data.

Popular Science notes, “While the vast majority of operating satellites and satellite constellations are commercial, governmental, or civil (around 1,374 satellites as of September 2017, according to a database maintained by the Union of Concerned Scientists) there are many military satellites in space (about 363). When it comes to military satellites, the United States already has numbers on its side. Of those military satellites, 157 are owned by the U.S., a number that dwarfs China’s 57 and Russia’s 83.

According to a published report from Space News, in April of this year Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned China, Russia and Iran are developing space-based surveillance, navigation and anti-satellite systems challenging America’s dominance in outer space.

On the issue of whether foreign adversaries have the technology to take down U.S. satellites, Coats cited a report his office released in February, “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community.”

Todd Harrison, Director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, says there are effectively four categories of space weapons: kinetic (aimed at destroying a satellite), non-kinetic (aimed at disabling a satellite without touching it), electromagnetic (aimed at interfering with a satellite’s signals), and cyber (aimed at corrupting the data sent to a satellite).

Have the Russians restarted a program it shut down after the end of the Cold War known as Satellite Killer?

The last time an arms race appeared poised to overtake space, the world’s superpowers banded together to sign the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which banned weapons of mass destruction in space and held that “the moon and other celestial bodies” should be reserved for peaceful purposes. The Outer Space Treaty is still in force, but it is by now full of holes. Legal scholars had a hard time proving that China’s 2007 anti-­satellite test, for instance, violated the agreement. That’s because the missile that China fired was not technically addressed in the 50-year-old treaty.

The astounding ignorance of the fruitcake Left like Stephen Colbert and the baby killers of Planned Parenthood is a shining example of wanton denial of a legitimate threat to national security.  The evidence is everywhere.  They can hide in their spider holes and mock this President all they want.

Mr. Trump is acting on a verifiable threat that the swamp has chosen to willfully dismiss since 2007.  He is preparing this country for a possible attack that would leave our country in disarray and make us helpless.  His Space Force is being tasked with the urgent priority of figuring out how to prevent that threat.

At 5:00 AM this morning The Washington Free Beacon published a report warning, “China has conducted a flight test of a new hypersonic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead against advanced missile defenses, according to U.S. officials.”

The flight test of the Xingkong-2 or Starry Sky-2 missile was disclosed by Chinese state media and touted as an ultra-high-speed missile capable of thwarting missile defense systems.

Space-based defenses could be used to counter the high-speed missiles. "The utility of space for hypersonic defense is in the indications of warning, the launch detection, the surveillance, acquisition, tracking—the whole arena of persistent global timely awareness," said Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

That Was A Rake You Stepped On Honey

CNN scripted reader Alisyn Camerota got a little snotty on Tuesday following a brief report about a severe hailstorm hitting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO.  She wondered how some people still don't think "climate change is necessarily happening."

Fellow scripted reader John Berman alerted viewers about large chunks of hail that hammered the area on Monday, killing two animals at the zoo and injuring 14 people.

Camerota frowned at the footage of hail splashing into the water at a bear habitat and remarked sarcastically, "Is it August in Colorado as well?"

"I believe it has reached August there," Berman said.
Those who worship at the altar of anthropogenic climate change are convinced the global relevance of hail and a worldwide warming climate increase the chances of hailstorms and morons like Camerota spit out climate change drivel robotically.

Erie Insurance published a report stating, “Each year, hailstorms lead to crop and property damage across the United States. While every state can be the target of a hailstorm, some states are more at risk than others.”

“Landlocked states in the Great Plains and the Midwest are most frequently impacted by hailstorms. That’s because hail commonly occurs in regions where the air’s freezing altitude dips below 11,000 feet.”

“The region where Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming meet tops the list as the most common location for hailstorms. It is appropriately known as Hail Alley. Hailstorms can occur during the spring, summer or fall months. The majority of these storms appear between May and September.”

And according to in Denver, “Hail is something that Coloradans are very familiar with. Part of the Interstate 25 corridor, including Denver, gets more hail storms than anywhere else in the country.”

“A report from the Storm Prediction Center shows the area from the Denver Metro to Colorado Springs gets an average of 13 large hail events every year. That's more than most areas in the Central Plains known as "Hail Alley" and equal to the number of severe hail days in southwestern Kansas.”

“If you count days that any size hail occurs, you could call the Front Range the 'Second Hail Alley'”.

“The Front Range, the High Plains just east of the Rocky Mountains definitely leads the country in those types of days. Anywhere between 12 and 15 days a year in that area,” said Paul Schlatter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.

Colorado Springs (elevation 6,035 feet above sea level) and Denver (5,280 feet) are both seated much higher than cities like Oklahoma City. This means as hail falls out of a storm below the freezing level, it doesn't have as far to travel down to the ground and so not as much of the hailstone will melt. This is why “Hail Alley” and the “Front Range” get so much more hail compared to other cities; they’re physically much closer to the storm and the hail stays frozen long enough to be damaging.

The geologic age of the Rocky Mountains varies based on location. The youngest parts were uplifted 100 million to 65 million years ago during the close of the Mesozoic Era or what is commonly known as the Age of Reptiles, whereas the older parts rose 600 million years ago.

Al “ManBearPig” Gore predicted the polar ice caps would melt by 2014. Didn’t happen.  If you want to know what the weather will be like tomorrow ask your local weatherman, but if you want to know if it’s going to rain two weeks from now forget about it.  That’s not how the weather works.

I blame those damned dinosaurs for not stopping that cataclysmic asteroid that messed with Earth’s climate for 100,000 years after impact.  No wonder they died out.  Big dummies!

Weather is gonna weather.  Climate change is a natural phenomenon millions of years old. 

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