Archive | April 27, 2019

THE SPHINX—-POTPOURRI

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https://nypost.com/2019/04/22/earth-day-20-beautiful-photos-of-our-planet/slide-20/

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The Editor:   What is potpourri,   LL ?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potpourri

Language Cat:   It’s just an article about different things.   The first is the Baltimore, Maryland mayor taking a leave of absence for health reasons.   The previous mayor was the one who said let the looters express themselves, as they tried to burn down the city.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/04/25/feds-raid-baltimore-mayors-city-hall-office-n2545368

https://nypost.com/2019/04/26/raids-signal-something-bigger-in-baltimore-mayor-probe-expert/

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/04/25/baltimore-mayor-gave-those-who-wished-to-destroy-space-to-do-that/

Consumers are tired of new phones with few new features.   Apple will have to sell phones in China and censor the calls like the government demands.

https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/consumers-mobile-phones-apple/2019/04/23/id/912950/

The invasion continues, what a corrupt government !

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/25/mexico-300000-migrants-traveled-through-country-in-2019-including-from-africa-asia/

It would take a mighty effort to surpass the corruption in Illinois,   home of Obama and Chicago.   The legislature is thinking of making everyone running for governor serve five ( 5 ) years in prison as part of qualifying.

https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/of-illinois-last-governors-went-to-prison/article_570fe718-8c52-5db3-8bc5-13d49974d930.html

Here is the state song of Illinois.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

From: Hank Ashmore

The Deplorable Infidel

 

“If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.”

Noah Webster

 

“Bernie Sanders is beloved by a lot of people who live in their parents’ basement and work part time to pay the bare minimum on the student loans they collected in pursuit of their Gender Studies degrees. Ostensibly, this is because your typical millennial never-do-well is fascinated by the idea of receiving things for free from the government in return for maintaining their citizenship, or because they heard about Bernie Sanders in their subversive knitting group or picked up a campaign flier at Urban Outfitters.

But if it turns out that the “takers” of the world are seeking their own reflection in Bernie’s LensCrafters clearance section specs, it’s because, it turns out, Bernie Sanders is, indeed, one of their own; a man who failed to earn a decent paycheck for actual work until almost his 40th birthday. Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck – and it was a government check. “I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances – “We will raise taxes, yes we will.” One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there. Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”

Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out Bondo-coverded VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment – and this is what his friends had to say about him. The only thing he was good at was talking, non-stop, about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off.

So, Bernie Sanders was that jobless friend who hangs around coffee shops where he cons you into buying his drink, only to talk your ear off about how amazing Che Guevara was, and how he’s living off the grid in an apartment without flooring or heat because he doesn’t trust The Man because The Man is totally in the pocket of corporate America, even though you’re meeting in a Starbucks and his order was way more complicated than yours. Every once in a while he mentions running for office, but it’s usually left as a pipe dream because he is too lazy to ever get around to forming a campaign, so he hangs out in his basement or yours, writing terrible stories for his “alternative political zine” and scouring thrift stores for drab, vaguely militaristic clothing.

Somehow, this guy managed to make it to Congress, where he earned his first real income, making him, of course, a career politician – if only because being a politician was literally his only career. And it’s not as though Sanders had the kind of rough upbringing that would lead one to assume his level of success was unprecedented within his family. Although he did grow up poor, as Business Insider notes, he did well enough – and his family did well enough – to send him to the University of Chicago, presumably where he acquired his left wing views, to get a degree he, apparently, never used, except as a resume builder when he was angling for his government paycheck forty years later. But, I suppose, his utter lack of economic education had to come from somewhere.”

Emily Zanotti (The American Spectator)

 

I don’t believe this is the type of person Noah Webster had in mind. I have to agree with Clarence Darrow when he said: “When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.” If Bernie Sanders or any of the people running for the Democratic nomination is elected President, they will not only destroy everything President Trump has worked so hard for to make America great again, they will destroy our Constitutional Republic.

The Deplorable Infidel

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

The simple most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.

If incompetence was bliss, Washington D.C. would be the happiest place on earth.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Galaxy, the Jet, and the Black Hole
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Explanation: Bright elliptical galaxy Messier 87 (M87) is home to the supermassive black hole captured by planet Earth’s Event Horizon Telescope in the first ever image of a black hole. Giant of the Virgo galaxy cluster about 55 million light-years away, M87 is the large galaxy rendered in blue hues in this infrared image from the Spitzer Space telescope. Though M87 appears mostly featureless and cloud-like, the Spitzer image does record details of relativistic jets blasting from the galaxy’s central region. Shown in the inset at top right, the jets themselves span thousands of light-years. The brighter jet seen on the right is approaching and close to our line of sight. Opposite, the shock created by the otherwise unseen receding jet lights up a fainter arc of material. Inset at bottom right, the historic black hole image is shown in context, at the center of giant galaxy and relativistic jets. Completely unresolved in the Spitzer image, the supermassive black hole surrounded by infalling material is the source of the enormous energy driving the relativistic jets from the center of active galaxy M87.

Tomorrow’s picture: All of Mercury