Archive | February 6, 2018

Saint Nancy

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Last Saturday afternoon in Washington , D.C. an aide to Nancy Pelosi visited the Bishop of the Catholic Cathedral in D.C. He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day’s Mass, and asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling Pelosi a saint..
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The Cardinal replied, “No. I don’t really like the woman, and there are issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over some of Pelosi’s views.” Pelosi’s aide then said, “Look, I’ll write a check here and now for a donation of $100,000 to you if you’ll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint.”
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The Cardinal thought about it and said, “Well, the Church can use the money, so I’ll work your request into tomorrow’s sermon.” As Pelosi’s aide promised, Nancy Pelosi appeared for the Sunday worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the center aisle. As promised, at the start of his sermon, the Cardinal pointed out that Ms. Pelosi was present.
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The Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation, “While Ms. Pelosi’s presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not numbered among my personal favorite personages. Some of her most egregious views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other issues. Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker, and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief. I must say, Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative obligations both in Washington and in California . The woman is simply not to be trusted.”
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The Cardinal concluded. “But, when compared with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi is a saint.”
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THE SPHINX—THE BEST OF 2017 AND OTHER WEIRD STUFF

The Editor:   Do we have a ” Best Of “, LL ?

Wut Me Cat:   We have something that could be considered  ” Best Of “,  or most stupid.  The first is a creature made to guard Japan’s farms.  It looks like Maxine Waters.

https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/wolf-bot-created-to-guard-farms-in-japan/

The second is a little more bizarre.   You would think that a 100 million dollar plane would have a buzzer or a voice say,  ” we have reached 5,000 feet of altitude–please raise the landing gear “.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/air-india-forgotten-landing-gear-low-fuel/

Trump rips Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut for lying about his military service.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/01/president-trump-rips-senator-blumenthal/

The last Hawaii Princess is having problems.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37400926/hawaiis-last-princess-fights-for-control-of-her-fortune

If you are hunting for geese, ducks, etc., be careful.

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/02/02/waterfowl-hunter-hit-by-dead-goose/

Saturday was the  anniversary of the Buddy Holly plane crash.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Music_Died

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Galaxy NGC 474: Shells and Star Streams
Image Credit: CFHT, Coelum, MegaCam, J.-C. Cuillandre (CFHT) & G. A. Anselmi (Coelum)

Explanation: What’s happening to galaxy NGC 474? The multiple layers of emission appear strangely complex and unexpected given the relatively featureless appearance of the elliptical galaxy in less deep images. The cause of the shells is currently unknown, but possibly tidal tails related to debris left over from absorbing numerous small galaxies in the past billion years. Alternatively the shells may be like ripples in a pond, where the ongoing collision with the spiral galaxy just above NGC 474 is causing density waves to ripple through the galactic giant. Regardless of the actual cause, the featured image dramatically highlights the increasing consensus that at least some elliptical galaxies have formed in the recent past, and that the outer halos of most large galaxies are not really smooth but have complexities induced by frequent interactions with — and accretions of — smaller nearby galaxies. The halo of our own Milky Way Galaxy is one example of such unexpected complexity. NGC 474 spans about 250,000 light years and lies about 100 million light years distant toward the constellation of the Fish (Pisces).

Tomorrow’s picture: open space