Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo 11 Launches Humans to the Moon
Video Credit: NASA

Explanation: Everybody saw the Moon. Nobody had ever been there. Humans across planet Earth watched in awe 50 years ago today as a powerful Saturn V rocket attempted to launch humans — to the Moon. Some in space flight guessed that the machinery was so complex, that so many things had to go right for it to work, that Apollo 11 would end up being another useful dress rehearsal for a later successful Moon-landing mission. But to the Moon they went. The featured video starts by showing astronauts Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins making their way to the waiting rocket. As the large and mighty Saturn V launched, crowds watched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA and on television around the world. The events that unfolded over the next few days, including a dramatic moon walk 50 years ago this Saturday, will forever be remembered as a milestone in human history and an unrivaled demonstration of human ingenuity. This week, many places around the world are planning celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon.

Tomorrow’s picture: moon landing

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

From: Hank Ashmore

The Deplorable Infidel

 

 

NO,  ILLIGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE CENSUS

It is useful to start with a not-so-hypothetical possibility. Suppose that next April 1, the official counting day for the 2020 census, a caravan of 10,000 citizens of Honduras storms across the U.S. border into Texas. Their leaders proceed to proclaim intent to remain as permanent residents. According to the Census Bureau’s Residence Rule, they can immediately fill out census forms and be included in the population of Texas for purposes of determining the state’s number of House seats and Electoral College votes. Similarly, the 1 million people subject to final deportation orders who remain in this country must be counted. The bureau’s current test is whether someone resides here, regardless of legal status, and nothing in its rule excludes them. The common sense response to these conclusions is: excuse me? To which the bureau would likely reply that the Constitution requires it. Move along. Nothing to see here. The law may be an ass, per Charles Dickens, but when a result so contradicts common sense it should make us pause and take a closer look. Sure enough, there is a lot to see here, and the answer underneath it all is illuminating.

The essential question involved in this situation, does the U.S. Constitution require that illegal immigrants be counted for purposes of appointing House seats and electoral votes. The answer depends on a proper interpretation of the  Constitution. Article I, Section2, Clause 3 ,as modified by the 14th Amendment, says representatives are apportioned among the states “according to their respective numbers,” as determined by “counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed.” The clause goes on to require a decennial enumeration – we know as the census. So as a matter of constitutional interpretation, does the phrase “whole number of persons in each state” include illegal immigrants? Without getting too into the weeds, the best conclusion is that it does not. In 1789 (U.S. Constitution ratified) and 1868 (the 14th Amendment ratified), the nation’s borders were open, and citizenship easily obtained, so the category “illegal alien” did not exist.

The drafters clearly wanted to extend the count beyond citizens but had no need to distinguish further. No matter your method of constitutional interpretation, however, it is hard to argue that the Constitution requires counting illegal immigrants. Instead of being added to the census, they should be subject to immediate deportation.

The Deplorable Infidel

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

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

-Walter Williams-

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

Uncle Joe Biden refuses to apologize for high deportation numbers during the Obama years. Wonder just how long it will be before he does apologize. Knowing Uncle Joe, it won’t be long.

 

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

Isn’t it about time we found Congress in contempt of The People?

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THE SPHINX—-FUTURE

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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/13/black-pastors-call-on-nike-to-sever-relationship-with-colin-kaepernick/

https://apnews.com/2559c3fd14a444b8912282b8d2886ec7

Christmas came early in The ATL.

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The Editor:  Can you see the future, LL ?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/07/11/this-minnesota-town-just-scrapped-the-pledge-of-allegiance-want-to-guess-who-represents-them-in-congress-n2549890

Flux Capacitor Cat:  I can see a little.  Here is America’s future.  Once a great country run aground by greedy politicians and the media.

The national debt is over three ( 3 ) times the value of all the gold ever mined in human history.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

Too many believe the lies of the media and politicians, and not enforcing laws.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/07/06/infuriating-five-police-officers-reportedly-told-to-leave-local-starbucks-because-some-snowflake-felt-unsafe-n2549599

https://news.gallup.com/poll/259841/american-pride-hits-new-low-few-proud-political-system.aspx

https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2019/07/10/greg-abbott-make-austin-regret-desire-become-california/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/07/09/michelle-and-cbs-anchor-obama-administration-faced-no-scandals-n2549681

Amigo thinks these attitudes are reinforced by schools and the media.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/victoriamarshall/2019/06/25/nancy-pelosi-asks-whats-the-point-of-enforcing-immigration-law-n2548923

https://www.thedailybeast.com/baltimore-mayor-gave-permission-to-riot

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/02/democrat-rep-frederica-wilson-people-who-mock-members-of-congress-should-be-prosecuted/

TE:  Do you still work as a reporter-cat just for entertainment, FC ?

FC:  I sure do.   Never have I seen so many ignorant politicians do so little,  for so few,  for so long.  I don’t see much improvement unless there is a major catastrophe or Trump has a second term and can appoint judges who follow the Constitution.  Keeping the faith is hard work.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Space Station Crosses a Spotless Sun
Image Credit & Copyright: Rainee Colacurcio

Explanation: That’s no sunspot. It’s the International Space Station (ISS) caught passing in front of the Sun. Sunspots, individually, have a dark central umbra, a lighter surrounding penumbra, and no solar panels. By contrast, the ISS is a complex and multi-spired mechanism, one of the largest and most sophisticated machines ever created by humanity. Also, sunspots occur on the Sun, whereas the ISS orbits the Earth. Transiting the Sun is not very unusual for the ISS, which orbits the Earth about every 90 minutes, but getting one’s timing and equipment just right for a great image is rare. Strangely, besides that fake spot, in this recent two-image composite, the Sun lacked any real sunspots. The featured picture combines two images — one capturing the space station transiting the Sun — and another taken consecutively capturing details of the Sun’s surface. Sunspots have been rare on the Sun since the dawn of the current Solar Minimum, a period of low solar activity. For reasons not yet fully understood, the number of sunspots occurring during both the previous and current solar minima have been unusually low.

Tomorrow’s picture: moon launch

He leaves no doubt how he feels, very refreshing

Written By: George Roof, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired)

 

FOR THOSE NOT FAMILIAR WITH MILITARY RANK, THE STRIPES ON THIS MAN’S UNIFORM ARE WORN BY ONLY “ONE MAN” IN THE ENTIRE USAF, THE “CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE”. HE IS THE HIGHEST RANKING ENLISTED MAN IN THE USAF. HE IS SAID TO SPEAK TO ONLY TWO PEOPLE, GOD AND THE AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF !!! LIKE IT OR NOT. THIS MAN PUT HIS NAME AND PICTURE TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. ONE HELL OF A LETTER!

 

Because I am a “lifer” in the military, I’ve seen the impact of a president more than many of you can imagine. I enlisted with LBJ and saw just what a Democrat cluster flock was all about. I went to Vietnam and saw how we were constantly and incessantly bombarded with micromanagement from Washington that got thousands of military people killed. I sometimes wonder if I’ll get to heaven, but if I go to hell, I’m sure I’ll still be a few hundred floors above that bastard Robert McNamara, LB Johnson, John Kerry, Jane Fonda, and yes, even the “hero” John McCain.

After Johnson “abdicated” rather than having his a** waxed, I lived through Nixon who was hawkish but allowed the generals (and there WERE a few real generals back then versus now) run the show. Nixon was so out of touch that he never knew North Vietnam was about to surrender when the Paris Accord was presented.

Only God could help us after Gerald Ford was beaten by Jimmy ‘Peanuts’ Carter who’d been funded by Saudi money. The military was turned into Section 8 and even the White House suffered the austerity.

Then the light began to shine and Ronald Reagan swept into the fray. He not only loved the country and the military, they loved him back. Esprit d’corps was off the scale during his presidency. The Liberals were slowly turning into socialists, however, and about this time all the draft dodgers of the 1960’s who’d been given amnesty by Jimmy ‘Peanuts’ were turning out college graduates with degrees in socialism. Bush 1 was an enigma from the CIA and though he never did much either way, he NEVER DID MUCH EITHER WAY.

Welcome to Bill Clinton. Clinton spent most of his two terms wagging the dog and creating the ‘Oral’ Office, sending a bomber to blow up Quaddafi’s tent and killing a goat or two, while allowing the UN to set up the infamous Black Hawk Down situation He made history by becoming only the second president to be impeached.

I actually felt sorry for Bush 2. He was doomed to infamy from the start. He thought most of America was still the rah rah patriots of WWII when they were ‘simply socialists’ waiting to feed him to the sharks.

Then there came the Manchurian Candidate Obama with a faked (OK Democrats, let’s say “of questionable origin” to assuage your PC brains) birth certificate, who’d gotten a free ride through college under a foreign student exemption, and whose college records and complete life history had been ‘sealed.’ (We know more about Thomas Jefferson’s bastard children than we do about Obama, Michelle , OR their two faked kids.)

From his inaugural address, he slandered America and within days had begun to encourage dissension of the races as well as slandering police who “acted stupidly.” That was mild to the crap that would come in doubling the national debt from what had been built by ALL THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS COMBINED, feeding us bullshit about how Muslims built this country, and nationalizing American industries.

Fueled by George Soros’ money and using the Air Force fleet as his personal charters, he appointed malcontents and traitors into positions of authority. He trashed the Constitution by installing “czars” (interesting he chose a title like that) to bypass Congressional authority. By that time, Congress was completely corrupt on both sides of the aisle. No one had balls to impeach this charlatan Obama.

Mysteriously, the lone outspoken conservative Supreme Court Justice Scalia suddenly dies in his sleep at an Obama pal’s hunting lodge and the Supreme Court is evenly split. Finally, Congress shows some balls and rejects Obama’s Supreme Court, Justice nomination. The Libertards aren’t worried because the fix is in. Soros ‘has paid’ demonstrators to cause turmoil at all the Republican gatherings.’ Obama concedes that illegal aliens should vote as they won’t be prosecuted, and Soros-manufactured voting machines are caught switching votes in certain precincts Hillary has cheated her way to the nomination and her lies are completely ignored by the brainwashed minions of sycophants who follow her.

But a shocking thing happened on the way to the forum.

Middle America had had enough and although the pollsters and the pipers tried to convince middle America not even to bother to vote, they were fed up with the denizens of the swamp. It was time. Florida was designated a “swing” state ignoring that all those old retirees living in St. Petersburg, and the fed up Cuban Americans of Miami weren’t interested in their platform. Ohio and Pennsylvania, where coal production was blacklisted and where Obama had ridiculed them for “clinging to their Bibles and their guns,” lay awaiting this supposed “landslide” Hillary vote,…. and creamed it.

The Socialist world of the Democratic Party disintegrated. An American who expressed unbridled love of country and respect for police, firemen, and military steamrolled across the heartland and the liberals realized their scheme was trashed. A CONSTITUTIONALIST would be nominated to the Supreme Court and if the old hag Ginsburg who’d claimed to retire if Trump were elected would actually retire and leave, the Supreme Court would have a massive majority of CONSTITUTIONALISTS for the next 40-50 years.

Now, the same party who’d ridiculed Trump on his comments about the election being rigged, started screaming that the election ‘was’ rigged. They even advocated having the election repeated. They created mobs that burned and pillaged, stopped traffic, threatened murder, battery and rape of Trump supporters, and became the anarchists that the socialist dream thrives upon. They run like castrated pigs for safe zones and use diaper pins as their national symbol.

This is exactly what happens when political correctness takes over and participation trophies are awarded to everyone. They can’t conceive how disgusting and subservient they have become.

Donald Trump may NOT be the best person for the job, but he’s such a welcome respite from the candy-assed wimps who’ve been running the swamp that it’s refreshing to see. At the very least, Donald Trump derailed the Socialist train and bought us precious time. If he only does half of what he’s promised, we’ll still be legions ahead of where Obama has dragged us. Already countries who held us in contempt are lining up to be found in the favor of America. Donald Trump has done more in his short time in the public eye…he prevented Hillary Clinton from becoming president!

So for you liberal lurkers and you half-assed fence-sitters, Tough shit! You had your big hurray and now your party is over For you staunch Republicans in office, don’t gloat so much yourselves. You’ve been put on notice by the American people that we’re fed up with ALL YOU BASTARDS and if you don’t start putting America first, you do so at your own peril. You might want to buy a copy of George McGovern’s autobiography and see how shocking and humbling it can be for a professional politician to have to try to find legitimate work once he falls from grace.

This election was pure, unadulterated AMERICAN!!! Hillary was beaten and AMERICA WON THE ELECTION. You can claim he’s not “your president” all you want, but unless you ‘forfeit’ your American citizenship, …..

YES, HE IS YOUR PRESIDENT!!!

Go cry a river some place they need water.