Archive | May 6, 2020

I applaud “The Deplorable Infidel”


Congratulations to Hank Ashmore!

I am proud to announce that Tolley’s Topics contributor, Hank Ashmore (The Deplorable Infidel), is headed to Charlotte.

Hank has been selected as an alternate delegate to the GOP National Convention.

The convention will be held from August 24 to 27, 2020, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. By tradition, because Republicans currently hold the White House, their convention will be held after the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which is scheduled for August 17–20.





RIP Don Shula


The Editor:  What is odd, LL ?

Unusual Cat:  It’s just interesting news happenings.

Nothing has changed—more Chinese imports.

Money does grow on trees.

The WHO is even more crooked than first thought.

Stonehenge is the first Lego construction.

The dems are cheating again.

Kim Jong-Un has emerged from his burrow.  He saw his shadow, which means there will be thirty-one ( 31 ) more years of starvation in North Korea.

Good Stuff

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. –Ann Landers

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. –Farrah Gray

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at. –Jesse Owens

Education costs money. But then so does ignorance. –Sir Claus Moser


Astronomy Picture of the Day

LDN 1471: A Windblown Star Cavity
Image Credit: Hubble, NASA, ESA; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt

Explanation: What is the cause of this unusual parabolic structure? This illuminated cavity, known as LDN 1471, was created by a newly forming star, seen as the bright source at the peak of the parabola. This protostar is experiencing a stellar outflow which is then interacting with the surrounding material in the Perseus Molecular Cloud, causing it to brighten. We see only one side of the cavity — the other side is hidden by dark dust. The parabolic shape is caused by the widening of the stellar-wind blown cavity over time. Two additional structures can also be seen either side of the protostar, these are known as Herbig-Haro objects, again caused by the interaction of the outflow with the surrounding material. What causes the striations on the cavity walls, though, remains unknown. The featured image was taken by NASA and ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope after an original detection by the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space