Archive | September 9, 2019



From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel




The right to keep and bear arms was considered by the Founders to be an unalienable right connected with the preservation of life, liberty, and property. Today Americans are the best armed civilian population in the world. The number of private citizens owning arms is estimated to be over fifty million. The number of firearms in the possession of private citizens is estimated to be between 350 and 400 million weapons.

It is a historical fact that in nations where the political leaders want to curtail the rights of the people and take away their property and freedom, they always begin by trying to disarm them. This is usually done by first requiring them to register their firearms and imposing a heavy penalty on those who do not. It has been determine that in many instances the next step is to deliberately provide widespread rioting and violence (Antifa). The government can then use this as an excuse to confiscate all firearms in the possession of law abiding citizens and do it on the grounds that “we have to somehow stop all this killing.”

There are also those who feel it would cut down on crime if there were a federal law prohibiting the people from having guns. Former Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) said: “If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying – that they must sweep under the rug the southern attempts at gun control in the 1870-1910 period, the northeastern attempts in the 1920-1939 period, and the attempts at both Federal and State levels in 1965-1976 – establishes the repeated, complete, and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime.”

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

Thomas Jefferson



“If our country is to survive and prosper, we summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda and we had better do it soon.”

-Walter Williams-


“You Just Can’t Make This S**t Up” category

The elevators in San Francisco now have to have operators to keep the homeless from using them as toilets.



“The American heritage was one of individual liberty, personal responsibility and freedom from government … Unfortunately … that heritage has been lost. Americans no longer have the freedom to direct their own lives … Today, It is the government that is free – free to do whatever it wants. There is no subject, no issue, no matter … that is not subject to legislation.”


“It took about 150 years, starting with the Bill of Rights that reserved to the states and the people all powers not explicitly delegated to the federal government, to produce a Supreme Court willing to rule that growing corn to feed your own hogs is interstate commerce and therefore regulated by Congress.”

David Friedman



When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.


Astronomy Picture of the Day

M31: The Andromeda Galaxy
Image Credit & Copyright: Amir H. Abolfath (TWAN)

Explanation: How far can you see? The most distant object easily visible to the unaided eye is M31, the great Andromeda Galaxy, over two million light-years away. Without a telescope, even this immense spiral galaxy appears as an unremarkable, faint, nebulous cloud in the constellation Andromeda. But a bright yellow nucleus, dark winding dust lanes, luminous blue spiral arms, and bright red emission nebulas are recorded in this stunning six-hour telescopic digital mosaic of our closest major galactic neighbor. While even casual skygazers are now inspired by the knowledge that there are many distant galaxies like M31, astronomers seriously debated this fundamental concept only 100 years ago. Were these “spiral nebulae” simply outlying gas clouds in our own Milky Way Galaxy or were they “island universes” — distant galaxies of stars comparable to the Milky Way itself? This question was central to the famous Shapley-Curtis debate of 1920, which was later resolved by observations favoring Andromeda being just like our Milky Way Galaxy — a conclusion making the rest of the universe much more vast than many had ever imagined.

Tomorrow’s picture: pluto in true color

Today’s Accidental Invention…The X-Ray Machine

On November 8, 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen was in his laboratory in Wurzburg, Germany, experimenting on a vacuum tube covered in cardboard when he noticed a mysterious glow emanating from a chemically coated screen nearby. Confused and intrigued, he named the new rays causing this glow X-rays due to their unknown origin—and after playing around some more with the new rays, he discovered that putting his hand in front of the glow allowed him to see past his skin to his bones, thus leading to the world’s first X-ray.

doctors looking at an x-ray and going over medical terminology