“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
-John F. Kennedy- speaking at the 1962 dinner honoring Nobel Prize winners
“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” (Sound familiar?)
“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than a man who reads nothing but the newspapers.” (More true today, than any time in American history.)
“When the mass media in some foreign countries serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of their government, the result is ludicrous propaganda. When the mass media in our country serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of the U.S. government, the result is responsible journalism.”
“If Washington D.C. is a swamp, then the Okefenokee is the Garden of Eden.”
President Trump wants illegal immigrants to be shipped to sanctuary cities where they will be welcomed with generous and protective arms.
Cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle are already accommodating law breakers anyway, so why not take in more homeless illegals—thousands more—the more the merrier? Cher reacted by tweeting that California should take care of the tens of thousands of homeless living in her state already. For once Cher spoke what she knows is true instead of repeating lines from the limousine liberal script of political correctness.
Cher’s concern backfired on her quickly.
Trump agreed with her—what an unendurable embarrassment! The left quickly accused her of repeating ‘white nationalist’ sentiments, so now she’s furiously virtue-signaling and reaffirming her TDS. Yet in her heart, she knows Trump’s wall is necessary.
Explanation: This group is popular in the northern spring. Famous as the Leo Triplet, the three magnificent galaxies gather in one field of view. Crowd pleasers when imaged with even modest telescopes, they can be introduced individually as NGC 3628 (left), M66 (bottom right), and M65 (top). All three are large spiral galaxies but they tend to look dissimilar because their galactic disks are tilted at different angles to our line of sight. NGC 3628, also known as the Hamburger Galaxy, is temptingly seen edge-on, with obscuring dust lanes cutting across its puffy galactic plane. The disks of M66 and M65 are both inclined enough to show off their spiral structure. Gravitational interactions between galaxies in the group have left telltale signs, including the tidal tails and warped, inflated disk of NGC 3628 and the drawn out spiral arms of M66. This gorgeous view of the region spans almost two degrees (four full moons) on the sky. The field covers about a million light-years at the trio’s estimated distance of 30 million light-years. Of course the spiky foreground stars lie within our own Milky Way.
Shown below, are a couple of photos of the Otter Creek Covered Bridge, a 112 feet long, Howe truss bridge built by Thomas Hardman in 1884, in Ripley County, near Holton, Indiana. It is one of two, almost identical bridges built by Hardman still standing in Ripley Co. It was in service until 1996. There currently are close to a hundred antique covered bridges still standing in Indiana. Last week I discovered that in February 2019 much of its roof was blown off during a storm. Without a roof this bridge will quickly deteriorate, I have started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise some money for repairs. If anyone would like to contribute to this project to protect this historic bridge, the link is shown below.