Archive | October 6, 2017



Our readers on the Gulf Coast and cone forecast of Nate should get their water and gas today.


The  Editor:   Do you know about the Bill of Rights, LL ?

The Patriot Cat:   I sure do.   The Americans, in the olden days, voted for the creation of a new country, on the condition that a BILL OF RIGHTS be approved for the New Constitution.  These amendments were approved to KEEP THE GOVERNMENT FROM ABUSING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.  The government was created by the people.

I have a simple solution to those who want to do away with guns.  Lets have a Constitutional Convention and do away with the first ten amendments (  THE BILL OF RIGHTS ).   Then everyone will be happy.   All  guns can then be forbidden.  None for the police, none for law abiding citizens, none for killers, none for the armed services  and   ESPECIALLY  NONE FOR SECURITY PERSONNEL FOR ANY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE OR RICH PERSON.    The plan will work just like Prohibition in  The Roaring Twenties,  and the War on Drugs for the last 70 or so years.  Let’s do it.

The Editor:  Are you serious, TPC ?  Is there some other remedy to try ?

John Adams Cat:  Let’s ban all guns for security personnel  for politicians and everyone else——NO  EXCEPTIONS, NONE, NADA, O.   Many countries have tried it except for the government and rich people having guns.  Even Frankie’s gun would be confiscated.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Global Aurora at Mars
Image Credit: MAVEN, LASP, University of Colorado, NASA

Explanation: A strong solar event last month triggered intense global aurora at Mars. Before (left) and during (right) the solar storm, these projections show the sudden increase in ultraviolet emission from martian aurora, more than 25 times brighter than auroral emission previously detected by the orbiting MAVEN spacecraft. With a sunlit crescent toward the right, data from MAVEN’s ultraviolet imaging spectrograph is projected in purple hues on the night side of Mars globes simulated to match the observation dates and times. On Mars, solar storms can result in planet-wide aurora because, unlike Earth, the Red Planet isn’t protected by a strong global magnetic field that can funnel energetic charged particles toward the poles. For all those on the planet’s surface during the solar storm, dangerous radiation levels were double any previously measured by the Curiosity rover. MAVEN is studying whether Mars lost its atmosphere due to its lack of a global magnetic field.

Tomorrow’s picture: Eclipsosaurus Rex