Archive | January 3, 2019

This is incredibly interesting……

Image result for January 1 cartoons

So, since FOREVER ago, people were seeking ways to cheat in politics. (Ref: bold print below)  I hesitate to read more about this…..I may find that The Roman body overseeing the calendar was COLLUDING with The Man in the Moon!

Oh no, this Mueller investigation could last for hundreds of years!

I bet they were Roman Democrats with a false Dossier.

-Sheila Tolley-

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January 1, 45 B.C., was celebrated as New Year’s Day for the first time in history as the Julian calendar took effect.

Soon after becoming Roman dictator, Julius Caesar decided that the traditional Roman calendar was in dire need of reform. Introduced around the seventh century B.C., the Roman calendar attempted to follow the lunar cycle but frequently fell out of phase with the seasons and had to be corrected. In addition, the Roman body charged with overseeing the calendar, often abused its authority by adding days to extend political terms or interfere with elections.

In designing his new calendar, Caesar enlisted the aid of Sosigenes, an Alexandrian astronomer, who advised him to do away with the lunar cycle entirely and follow the solar year, as did the Egyptians. The year was calculated to be 365 and 1/4 days, and Caesar added 67 days to 45 B.C., making 46 B.C. begin on January 1, rather than in March. He also decreed that every four years a day be added to February, thus theoretically keeping his calendar from falling out of step. Shortly before his assassination in 44 B.C., he changed the name of the month Quintilis to Julius (July) after himself. Later, the month of Sextilis was renamed Augustus (August) after his successor.

Celebration of New Year’s Day in January fell out of practice during the Middle Ages, and even those who strictly adhered to the Julian calendar did not observe the New Year exactly on January 1. The reason for the latter was that Caesar and Sosigenes failed to calculate the correct value for the solar year as 365.242199 days, not 365.25 days. Thus, an 11-minute-a-year error added seven days by the year 1000, and 10 days by the mid-15th century.

The Roman church became aware of this problem, and in the 1570’s Pope Gregory XIII commissioned Jesuit astronomer Christopher Clavius to come up with a new calendar. In 1582, the Gregorian calendar was implemented, omitting 10 days for that year and establishing the new rule that only one of every four centennial years should be a leap year. This is our present day calendar.

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THE SPHINX—THE MEDIA AND DEMS HATE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP

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Georgia had a bad Sugar Bowl.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25664318/texas-mascot-bevo-xv-charges-georgia-uga-x-sugar-bowl

The Captain died.

https://www.tmz.com/2019/01/02/captain-and-tennille-daryl-dragon-dead-dies/

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The Editor:  Do they care about us, LL ?

New Years Cat:  The Dems/Progressives, and media couldn’t care less about the average American.  They want the Open Border requirement to put America in her place.  They want Americans divided and speaking two main languages.  Here is how much they care about the average American.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/12/27/where-was-the-media-outrage-when-18-migrants-died-in-custody-under-the-obama-administration-n2538105

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2018/12/29/watch-stanislaus-co-sheriff-says-cas-sanctuary-state-policy-to-blame-for-cpl-n2538250

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2018/12/29/seriously-almost-every-ca-politician-ignored-slain-officer-killed-by-an-illegal-alien-n2538243

This couldn’t happen to a better propaganda enterprise.

https://apnews.com/78c2948b326f4baab79d61956fbfc831

Trump still likes Pocahontas.  He really cares.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/01/01/here-was-trumps-response-to-liz-warrens-2020-announcement-n2538326

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Ultima and Thule
Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins University APL, Southwest Research Institute

Explanation: On January 1 New Horizons encountered the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. Some 6.5 billion kilometers from the Sun, Ultima Thule is the most distant world ever explored by a spacecraft from Earth. This historic image, the highest resolution image released so far, was made at a range of about 28,000 kilometers only 30 minutes before the New Horizons closest approach. Likely the result of a gentle collision shortly after the birth of the Solar System, Ultima Thule is revealed to be a contact binary, two connected sphere-like shapes held in contact by mutual gravity. Dubbed separately by the science team Ultima and Thule, the larger lobe Ultima is about 19 kilometers in diameter. Smaller Thule is 14 kilometers across.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space