Archive | July 10, 2018

The Lion’s Cage

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A little girl was leaning into a lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, all under the eyes of her screaming parents.

A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.  Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, “Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.”

The Harley rider replies, “Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.”

The reporter says, “Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed.  I’m a journalist, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page. So, tell me about yourself.”

The biker replies “I’m a U.S. Marine, a Republican and I voted for Trump”.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions. On the front page he reads:

** U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT & STEALS HIS LUNCH. **

And THAT pretty much sums up the media’s approach to the news these days.

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THE SPHINX—-LARGER THAN LIFE & ANIMALS

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Trump has his Supreme pick.  All the Republicans have to do is stick together,  Kavanaugh has already said that Roe v Wade is settled law.

https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/07/09/kavanaugh-judges-must-interpret-not-make-law-interpret-statues-and-constitution-as-written/

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The Editor:   What is larger than life, LL ?

Mt. Rushmore  Cat:   Here are some larger than life links.

Here is a protester captured under Lady Liberty’s foot.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/07/04/abolish-ice-group-distances-self-from-woman-who-scaled-statue-of-liberty-n2497351

This is bizarre,  why use a copy of Lady Liberty when the real one is free and original.

https://twitter.com/komonews/status/1014285409495416832/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1014285409495416832&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.al.com%2Fnews%2Findex.ssf%2F2018%2F07%2Fpostal_service_must_pay_35_mil.html

Here are some unusual animals.  Some bulls get a little payback.

https://www.afp.com/en/news/2266/one-gored-four-hurt-day-one-famed-spanish-bull-run-doc-17a83y1

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/07/03/British-couple-encounter-talking-crow-at-castle/9741530639682/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=5

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drunk-seagulls-rspc-alcohol-beaches-somerset-devon-dorset-a8435761.html

Here is a squirrel telling an owl to hit the road.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/07/06/Squirrel-ejects-invading-owl-from-tree-nest/5321530892950/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=7

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Noctilucent Clouds over Paris Fireworks
Video Credit & Copyright: Jean-Luc Dauvergne (Ciel et Espace);

Explanation: It’s northern noctilucent cloud season — perhaps a time to celebrate! Composed of small ice crystals forming only during specific conditions in the upper atmosphere, noctilucent clouds may become visible at sunset during late summer when illuminated by sunlight from below. Noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds known and now established to be polar mesospheric clouds observed from the ground. Although observed with NASA’s AIM satellite since 2007, much about noctilucent clouds remains unknown and so a topic of active research. The featured time-lapse video shows expansive and rippled noctilucent clouds wafting over Paris, France, during a post-sunset fireworks celebration on Bastille Day in 2009 July. This year, several locations are already reporting especially vivid displays of noctilucent clouds.

Tomorrow’s picture: exploding star art