Archive | April 7, 2020

THE SPHINX—GOOD NEWS

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The owner of The Sphinx is thirty nine years old today.  Happy Birthday MST.

https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/us-aircraft-carrier-should-never-have-been-sent-to-vietnam/

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/05/usa-today-true-no-indication-obama-admin-replenished-mask-supply/

https://nypost.com/2020/04/05/trump-admin-weighs-legal-action-over-alleged-chinese-hoarding-of-ppe/

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-briefing-pritzker-stimulus-checks

https://www.oann.com/

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The Editor:  What do you have that will uplift our spirits, LL ?

Town Crier Cat:  I have a bunch of stuff.  The first is new judges.

https://www.redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2020/04/03/mcconnell-confirms-he-will-continue-to-fill-court-vacancies-this-year-including-on-the-scotus-if-necessary/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-judge/trump-taps-kavanaugh-ally-for-seat-on-influential-appeals-court-idUSKBN21L2CC

Maybe Obama’s boot licker Brennan will get his.  Here is another link to good news.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/john-durham-investigation-intensifies-focus-on-john-brennan

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/former-cia-station-chief-dni-richard-grenell-bringing-much-needed-efficiency-to-bloated-intel-community/

Maybe the FISA Court will help Durham’s investigation.

https://www.redstate.com/jeffc/2020/04/04/fisa-court-slams-justice-department-demands-review-of-faulty-surveillance-applications-2/

Adios, amigo.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/trump-fires-intelligence-official-involved-in-his-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN21M04U

CNN  still sux.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/04/02/nolte-cnn-fails-to-place-one-show-in-top-20-during-q1-of-2020/

This is partial good news.  Disney ( who owns ABC ) won’t refund season tickets.  I hope they never reopen, and everyone cancels their agreement that Disney breached.  They should get a class action lawsuit.

https://www.disneytouristblog.com/disney-world-disneyland-offer-annual-pass-refunds-pause-ap-payments/

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/04/04/report-disney-executives-protest-pay-cuts-as-company-set-to-furlough-park-employees/

Oh, look.

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/disney-annual-passholders-backlash-coronavirus

This Bud’s for you!!!!

These horses are historical as they are beautiful and amazing. More than 300 years ago, this imposing breed was first developed for farm work in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland.

They are most easily recognized for their substantial feather — the long hairs of the lower leg that cover the hooves.

Despite an unusual appearance, they are capable of pulling a 1-ton load at 5 MPH. WHOA!

The Clydesdales made their very first appearance on April 7, 1933. A gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition, the presentation of the original two six-horse hitches of breathtaking Clydesdales moved father, sons, and drivers to tears. The phrase “crying in your beer” was officially coined shortly after that.

They heralded a new era of prosperity for Anheuser-Busch, and a weary nation’s return to optimism. From their first appearance in 1933 to their enduring presence on the American landscape, the Clydesdales are more than the symbol of Budweiser beer; they are the living embodiment of America’s great industrial spirit.

Budweiser Clydesdales are famous all over the world for their exquisite beauty and majestic aura. These durable and beautiful gentle giants are pleasant to look at, and as it turns out, they are kind of funny as well. The video is an adorable Budweiser commercial featuring a group of Clydesdales having some fun in the snow.

One of the things that come to mind when it starts snowing is a snowball fight. I was in hysterics when these adorable horses began doing just that. The brewing company Anheuser-Busch says it owns around 250 Clydesdales. According to them, “the Clydesdales continue to be an enduring symbol of the brewer’s heritage, tradition, and commitment to quality”.

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Path North
Image Credit & Copyright: Mario Konang

Explanation: What happens if you keep going north? The direction north on the Earth, the place on your horizon below the northern spin pole of the Earth — around which other stars appear to slowly swirl, will remain the same. This spin-pole-of-the-north will never move from its fixed location on the sky — night or day — and its height will always match your latitude. The further north you go, the higher the north spin pole will appear. Eventually, if you can reach the Earth’s North Pole, the stars will circle a point directly over your head. Pictured, a four-hour long stack of images shows stars trailing in circles around this north celestial pole. The bright star near the north celestial pole is Polaris, known as the North Star. The bright path was created by the astrophotographer’s headlamp as he zigzagged up a hill just over a week ago in Lower Saxony, Germany. The astrophotographer can be seen, at times, in shadow. Actually, the Earth has two spin poles — and much the same would happen if you started below the Earth’s equator and went south.

Tomorrow’s picture: contrasting skies