Archive | May 10, 2020






The Editor:  Are things bad, LL ?

Yes Cat:  They sure are, change OPEC to China and toasters to smartphones and this clip is up to date.

TE:  What’s the deal with The Red Dragon, LL ?

Import Cat:  We are their slaves.  In the past few months I have seen how dependent our government has made us on China.  I have reported on shortages of pharmaceuticals, respirators, ventilators, Purrell sanitizer, bottles,  and a dozen other things.  Now we have a shortage of monkeys, monkeys, monkeys.

Check the HOR Democrats and MSM rantings if you want monkeys.  Here are Nancy, Schumer, and Schiff.  In a couple of months they won’t know Joe Biden.

A blind man would be better than Joe.  The dems and America are in bad shape.

Good Stuff

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Porpoise Galaxy from Hubble
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Raul Villaverde

Explanation: What’s happening to this spiral galaxy? Just a few hundred million years ago, NGC 2936, the upper of the two large galaxies shown, was likely a normal spiral galaxy — spinning, creating stars — and minding its own business. But then it got too close to the massive elliptical galaxy NGC 2937 below and took a dive. Dubbed the Porpoise Galaxy for its iconic shape, NGC 2936 is not only being deflected but also being distorted by the close gravitational interaction. A burst of young blue stars forms the nose of the porpoise toward the right of the upper galaxy, while the center of the spiral appears as an eye. Alternatively, the galaxy pair, together known as Arp 142, look to some like a penguin protecting an egg. Either way, intricate dark dust lanes and bright blue star streams trail the troubled galaxy to the lower right. The featured re-processed image showing Arp 142 in unprecedented detail was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope last year. Arp 142 lies about 300 million light years away toward the constellation, coincidently, of the Water Snake (Hydra). In a billion years or so the two galaxies will likely merge into one larger galaxy.

Tomorrow’s picture: behind betelgeuse