Archive | May 2, 2020

ON MY QUOTEBOX….Who’s on first and what’s on the third?

“According to the new Emerson College Survey, more than half of Democrats are only “mildly excited”  about supporting Biden. That is good… because there is only a mild chance that Biden will remember something important is supposed to happen on November 3.”

-Sheila Tolley-





The Kentucky Derby has been post-poned.


The Editor:  Is this about Ivory Soap, LL ?

Statistic Cat:  No, it will turn out to be a whitewash by the media.  The Wuhan panic is a media driven attempt to harm Trump.

Thousands of people are listed as Wuhan deaths when it isn’t the cause of death.

TE:  Are there other things going on, SC ?

It’s About Time Cat:  Here is some news about General Flynn.  The people with knowledge of the lynching include Obama, Lynch, Rice, Brennan, the love birds, Rosenstein, Clapper, Mueller, McCabe, Comey, and a few other FBI and CIA employees.

De Blasio and Cuomo are in control.

Here is a dramatization of the DNC sticking with Ole Joe.  Loyal reader MST sees a Clinton in the woodpile.

Good Stuff

The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs.

You have never seen a fish on the wall with its mouth shut.

Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money.

On the first day of school, a teacher was glancing over the roll when she noticed a number after each student’s name, such as 154, 136 or 142.

“Wow! Look at these IQ’s,” she said to herself. “What a terrific class.” The teacher promptly determined to work harder with this class than with any other she ever had. Throughout the year, she came up with innovative lessons that she thought would challenge the students, because she didn’t want them to get bored with work that was too easy. Her plan worked! The class outperformed all the other classes that she taught in the usual way.

Then, during the last quarter of the year, she discovered what those numbers after the students’ name really were: their locker numbers.

Springwater Volunteer Covered Bridge

49-70-01 – Springwater Volunteer CB – Wisconsin- Built in 1997 Spanning Pine R. on Covered Bridge Rd. in Waushara Co. 44 ft. long Town lattice trusses

Springwater Volunteer Bridge over Pine River was built in 1997. It was built primarily with the volunteer labor as a replica of Wisconsin’s last standing historic covered bridge at Cedarburg. The bridge was dedicated on June 1, 1997 costing just under $50,000 to build.




Astronomy Picture of the Day

Radio, The Big Ear, and the Wow! Signal
Image Credit & Copyright: Rick Scott

Explanation: Since the early days of radio and television we have been freely broadcasting signals into space. For some time now, we have been listening too. A large radio telescope at Ohio State University known as affectionately The Big Ear was one of the first listeners. The Big Ear was about the size of three football fields and consisted of an immense metal ground plane with two fence-like reflectors, one fixed and one tiltable. It relied on the Earth’s rotation to help scan the sky. This photo, taken by former Big Ear student volunteer Rick Scott, looks out across the ground plane toward the fixed reflector with the radio frequency receiver horns in the foreground. Starting in 1965, the Big Ear was used in an ambitious survey of the radio sky. In the 1970s, it became the first telescope to continuously listen for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. For an exciting moment during August 1977 a very strong, unexpected signal, dubbed the Wow! Signal, was detected by the Big Ear. But alas, heard only once, the source of the signal could not be determined. In May 1998 the final pieces of the Big Ear were torn down.

Tomorrow’s picture: a message from Earth