LOL

A wild eyed (and butt ugly) old woman walked into a crowded bar in downtown Washington, DC waiving an un-holstered pistol and yelled out, “I have a .45 caliber Colt 1911, with a seven round magazine, plus one in the chamber. I want to know who’s been sleeping with my husband?”

A female voice from the back of the room called out,

“You Need More Ammo, Hillary!”

THE SPHINX—-NEWS BITS

 Muckraker Cat:    Equifax had a previous hack-job before the one they released.  They are concerned about the banks, not the people whose data they get for free and sell for big bucks.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/09/19/Equifax-suffered-another-breach-5-months-before-July-hack/2271505820928/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=7

The land of Finns has an economic problem, as all socialist countries do when they run out of other peoples money.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-19/finland-s-welfare-state-has-a-massive-baby-problem

California needs more houses or maybe less illegals.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article174026561.html

Ken Burns has another great achievement.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/9/17/16315234/vietnam-war-review-ken-burns-pbs

Cotton is racist.  America should get control of its schools or give the country to brainwashed fools.  America is pretty much busted.

http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/hobby-lobby-cotton-racist-viral/2017/09/19/id/814513/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Solar Eclipse Solargraph
Image Credit & Copyright: Chuck Bueter (Nightwise.org)

Explanation: Today is the September equinox. Heading south, the Sun’s path through the sky will cross the celestial equator at 20:02 UT. Of course the equinox date results in (mostly) equal night and day all over planet Earth. But on August 21 the Sun’s path through the sky found a little extra-night for some. Made with a drink can pinhole camera and light-sensitive paper, this creative solargraph follows the Sun’s path on that date. An all-day exposure, it traces the Sun’s arc still rising high in northern skies, aligned with a panoramic snapshot of the local landscape at the bottom. The gap in the arc represents the duration of the partial and total phases of the solar eclipse in clear skies over Lowman, Idaho, USA. There, the extra-night (totality) lasted for about 2 minutes. The broad gap in the Sun’s arc also covers the loss of sunlight during the more extended partial eclipse phases.

Tomorrow’s picture: a few light-minutes

THE SPHINX—–AUTUMN OR FALL

The Editor:   Is Summer over already, LL ?

Equinox  Cat:   It sure is Friday is the first day of Fall or Autumn.

https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-seasons

Here is some more info on the thieves at Equifax.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/09/15/Equifax-hack-a-result-of-months-lag-installing-vital-security-patch/7901505486523/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=10

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/09/16/Senior-executives-to-leave-Equifax-following-security-breach/3401505581865/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=4

Since Obama has no business skills, one can only assume he is being paid for favors done or prosecutions not made while he was President, like The Clinton Creeps.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/obama-goes-from-white-house-to-wall-street-in-less-than-one-year

The Navy is cleaning house.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/admiral-charles-williams-captain-jeffrey-bennett-navy-fired/2017/09/18/id/814239/

Boat Number 99

At a boat rental concession, the manager went to the lake’s edge and yelled through his megaphone, “Number 99, come in, please. Your time is up.” Several minutes passed, but the boat didn’t return. “Boat number 99,” he again hollered, “return to the dock immediately or I’ll have to charge you overtime.”

“Something is wrong here, boss,” his assistant said. “We only have 75 boats. There is no number 99.”

The manager thought for a moment and then raised his mega-phone.

“Boat number 66!” he yelled. “Are you having trouble out there?”

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A September Morning Sky
Image Credit & Copyright: Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN)

Explanation: The Moon, three planets, and a bright star gathered near the ecliptic plane in the September 18 morning sky over Veszprem Castle, Hungary. In this twilight skyscape, Mercury and Mars still shine close to the eastern horizon, soon to disappear in the glare of the Sun. Regulus, alpha star of the constellation Leo, is the bright point next to a waning crescent Moon, with brilliant Venus near the top of the frame. The beautiful morning conjunction of Moon, planets, and bright star could generally be followed by early morning risers all around planet Earth. But remarkably, the Moon also occulted, or passed directly in front of, Regulus and each of the three planets within 24 hours, all on September 18 UT. Visible from different locations, timing and watching the lunar occultations was much more difficult though, and mostly required viewing in daytime skies.

Tomorrow’s picture: equinox friday