Archive | January 12, 2018

A Criminal Lawyer

“Excuse me,” a young fellow said to an older man, “I’ve just moved here and I wonder if this town has any criminal lawyers?”

“Well,” replied the older man, “I have lived here all my life and all I can tell you is we are pretty sure we do, but no one has been able to prove it yet.”



The Editor:   Has the new year been OK, LL ?

Muckraker Cat:   It has been pretty good so far.   Alabama held their nose and voted a DemocRAT for U.S. Senator instead of a crooked Republican ex judge.  Speaking of ex judges here is one trying to change the Georgia law that gives the voters a fighting chance against crooked politicians.

Here is a case going before the Supreme Court  that will decide how much water Atlanta gets to take from Lake Lanier.

The Northern California District Court is at it again.

Here are a couple of definitions for politicians.

I want to compare politicians to buzzards, but buzzards serve a purpose in the natural order of the environment.  Politicians hold committee meetings and ” group get togethers ” so individual blame is impossible to assign.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027 from Hubble
Image Credit: Hubble, NASA, ESA; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt

Explanation: It is one of the brightest planetary nebulae on the sky — what should it be named? First discovered in 1878, nebula NGC 7027 can be seen toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus) with a standard backyard telescope. Partly because it appears there as only an indistinct spot, it is rarely referred to with a moniker. When imaged with the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, however, great details are revealed. Studying Hubble images of NGC 7027 have led to the understanding that it is a planetary nebula that began expanding about 600 years ago, and that the cloud of gas and dust is unusually massive as it appears to contain about three times the mass of our Sun. Pictured here in assigned colors, the resolved, layered, and dust-laced features of NGC 7027 might remind sky enthusiasts of a familiar icon that could be the basis for an informal name. A leading previous suggestion was the Pillow Nebula, but please feel free to make new suggestions — for example, in an online APOD discussion forum.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space