Archive | August 23, 2019

THE SPHINX—-AUTHORITY OR THE MAN

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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/21/donald-trump-cancels-federal-student-debt-for-wounded-warriors/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-shale-permian-civic-stress/texas-shale-towns-grapple-with-growth-as-oil-bust-fears-fade-idUSKCN1VB0Z3

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The Editor:  Is authority and ” The Man ” the same thing, LL ?

Do Wut I Say Cat:   They usually are.  There is one big problem with giving someone  authority/power over you.  A lot of people are not only power hungry would be despots , but also stupid.  By the time their unsuitability for any job is discovered they have killed people or in some cases countries.  The first example is about a government agency that prized hiring employees  ( prison guards ) with narcolepsy.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcolepsy/symptoms-causes/syc-20375497

https://www.cnn.com/videos/justice/2019/08/14/guards-watching-epstein-suspended-fell-asleep-falsified-records-gingras-dnt-newday-vpx.cnn

The second example is just as stupid.  It makes you wonder who gets the rebuilding contract.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/08/21/swedish-police-accidentally-blow-up-own-building-after-motorbike-bomb-discovery/

The reason Trump wants to buy Greenland is that he isn’t sure the people of Northern Europe can take care of it  ( like the police station in Sweden ).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/19/trump-greenland-tower

The GROUP is still trying to destroy our Constitution.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/08/20/aoc-wants-to-abolish-a-system-that-protects-rural-americans-n2551989

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/08/21/watch-dana-perino-reminds-aoc-of-one-important-tidbit-about-the-electoral-college-n2552049

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/08/20/surprise-ilhan-omar-downplays-palestinians-lgbt-ban-pivots-to-slamming-israel-of-course-n2551942

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 1499: The California Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Sara Wager

Explanation: Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud by chance echoes the outline of California on the west coast of the United States. Our own Sun also lies within the Milky Way’s Orion Arm, only about 1,500 light-years from the California Nebula. Also known as NGC 1499, the classic emission nebula is around 100 light-years long. The California Nebula shines with the telltale reddish glow characteristic of hydrogen atoms recombining with long lost electrons. The electrons have been stripped away, ionized by energetic starlight. Most likely providing the energetic starlight that ionizes much of the nebular gas is the bright, hot, bluish star Xi Persei just to the right of the nebula. A popular target for astrophotographers, this deep California Nebula image is a 6 panel telecopic mosaic and covers a wide field of view. The nebula lies toward the constellation Perseus, not far from the Pleiades.

Tomorrow’s picture: millions of stars

Aphorisms…..Enjoy them!

 

The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
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Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
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If you don’t have a sense of humor you probably don’t have any sense at all.
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Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
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A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.
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How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
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Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
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Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?
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Stroke a cat and you will have a permanent job.
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No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.
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There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
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There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m. for example, it could be the right number.
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No one ever says “It’s only a game” when their team is winning.
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I’ve reached the age where ‘happy hour’ is a nap.
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Be careful about reading the fine print there’s no way you’re going to like it.
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The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
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Do you realize that, in about 40 years, we’ll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?
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Money can’t buy happiness but somehow it’s more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a VW.
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After 60, if you don’t wake up aching in every joint, you’re probably dead.
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Always be yourself because the people that matter don’t mind and the ones that mind don’t matter.
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Life isn’t tied with a bow but it’s still a gift.