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January 04, 2019

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henry

Jack, I still feed raccoons to the buzzards.

Jim Eagle

Buzzards like Chicken, henry.

Jim Eagle

These two guys spent 10 minutes trying to extract their ball out of the bunker on 18. Shot from my perch on the 2nd floor terrace.

daddy

Good Mormon Morning!

From that Surber column Kev posted 200 comments back:

President Trump: "I wish Mitt could be more of a team player, you know? I’m surprised he did it this quickly. If he fought really hard against President Obama like he does against me, he would have won the election."

What a gem to wake-up to:)

Texas Liberty Gal

Instant pots are for people like me who have no idea what banzino filets, chermoula sauce or couscous are 🤨

henry

Trump:

V.P. Mike Pence and team just left the White House. Briefed me on their meeting with the Schumer/Pelosi representatives. Not much headway made today. Second meeting set for tomorrow. After so many decades, must finally and permanently fix the problems on the Southern Border!

henry

Moar Trump:

Drug makers and companies are not living up to their commitments on pricing. Not being fair to the consumer, or to our Country!

daddy

when we do those calculations, we find that the Earth migrates away from the Sun at ~1.5 centimeters per year.

Enjoyed Kev's link to that article on why the Earth is very slowly moving away from the Sun, due to the Sun's slow loss of mass. I didn't know that but I recall reading this fact a long time ago and finding it fascinating: Why the Moon is getting further away from Earth

The Moon continues to spin away from the Earth, at the rate of 3.78cm (1.48in) per year, at about the same speed at which our fingernails grow...The migration of the Moon away from the Earth is mainly due to the action of the Earth's tides.

So nobody stays put but apparently for different reasons.

henry

Even Moar moar Trump:

“Former @NYTimes editor Jill Abramson rips paper's ‘unmistakably anti-Trump’ bias.”

Ms. Abramson is 100% correct. Horrible and totally dishonest reporting on almost everything they write. Hence the term Fake News, Enemy of the People, and Opposition Party!

henry

Daddy, I guessed on the sun losing mass. But assumed the earth and moon both gain mass over time. Gotta think about that tide thing, what with the oceans rising due to Al Gore’s chakra.

henry

As the deformed moon rotates away from the connecting line, gravity exerts a torque which acts to diminish the rotational angular momentum of the moon, gradually slowing its rotation rate. ... The Moon's tidal force on the Earth likewise influences it so that energy is being dissipated by tidal friction.

It’s always the angular momentum. I knew that from p chem.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Astro/tidfrict.html

clarice

You know I do find astronomy scary--we're just hanging on to a rock spinning in infinite cold space. Think about it. OTOH it makes all our cares and worries seem trivial.

Narciso79

Nature in all its forms should make us himble:
https://mobile.twitter.com/davereaboi

daddy

It’s always the angular momentum

Speaking of Physics type stuff, did you guys click on this 7 second video in Narciso's link above?

Narciso79

The link is to a professor at u Illinois who wants to be the next Dan drezner.

henry

Another explanation... less math:

This slowing rotation means energy is lost by the Earth. This energy is transferred to the Moon which is speeding up, and as we've talked about in previous episodes the faster something orbits, the further and further it's becomes from the object it's orbiting.

https://phys.org/news/2014-06-moon.amp

henry

Daddy, the angular momentum got him. That and the fact he had the coefficient of friction holding his beer.

Jim Eagle

The only reason the Sun is losing mass, and the moon is moving away is Trump.

anonamom

clarice quoted at Instapundit (again!)


I’M SO OLD, I CAN REMEMBER WHEN THEY ONLY HATED WHITE MEN: Why some on the left hate white women. In the new tribal leftism, white women who vote Republican are traitors.

As Clarice Feldman wrote in November, “Since the left cannot — oh you know why — attack Black or Latino voters, they’ve aimed their bile at white women voters. To paraphrase Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller: First they came for the White Men, and I did not speak out. Then they came for the White Women…With the women should vote for a woman (Hillary) and white men are all rapists (Kavanaugh) tactics having failed, the left is now turning against white women as the enemy.”

(Classical allusion in headline.)

article referred to

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/01/02/why-some-on-the-left-hate-white-women/

daddy

The Hill headline: Trump, in profanity-laced meeting with lawmakers, said he preferred 'strike' to refer to government shutdown

Anyone know which Dem muthaphucker told the Hill that Trump used profanity?

daddy

we're just hanging on to a rock spinning in infinite cold space. Think about it.

I was searching images of this
to try to make a bit of a joke with Clarice's 04:48, but then came upon this image which cracked me up:)

daddy

Daddy, the angular momentum got him.

Hell of a divit!

daddy

Even more lessons in angular momentum!

clarice

Imagine if that were the penalty for every missed golf shot, daddy!

henry

I note the golf ball was unaffected by that hold my beer moment.

henry

Daddy, that second one approached spherical distribution of mass. Simpler equations that way.

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Plus it's going thttps://www.forbes.com/sites/kirkwakefield/2019/01/02/why-you-might-get-in-cheap-to-the-2019-national-championship-game/#7c0e08dd2c62o be played on a Monday.

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sorry. s/b Plus it's going to be played on a Monday.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/kirkwakefield/2019/01/02/why-you-might-get-in-cheap-to-the-2019-national-championship-game/#7c0e08dd2c62

daddy

And even more Angular Momentum:


Henry,

What was that equation again describing moons escaping from the gravity of their partner?


henry

Daddy, never give your vital energy to moons. It speeds their escape, but as you’ve shown it also provides good visuals to the rest of us.

henry

Aah. Astrophysics, the study of rotating bodies. :)

Account Deleted

An author who can challenge a Jonah Goldbergerie kind of writer with Cardinal Newman, while citing Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, is bound to leave a mark.

For those who missed the original link post this is worth the read. (h/t to our JOMer who posted originally):

https://amgreatness.com/2019/01/04/the-character-that-matters/

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Regarding the Week In Pics, there's a guy named Tito who posts anywhere from 5 to 30 extra memes in the comments. I won't do this every week but I'll post a few here in a bit.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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Tito is a scream, JimNorCal. :D

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Romney was on his mind ...

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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Jane

I like them Jim!

It's freezing in Florida, particularly if you've lived here for awhile.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Tomahawk and sickle

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Ouch.

Jane

Clarice,

What are you talking about tomorrow?

Captain Hate

My first job after military service was in Southern Maryland, a power plant on the Potomac by the 301 Bridge. CH knows it most likely.

Morgantown? That's down in Charles county.

hoyden

Jim, thanks for the afternoon treat in pictures.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Hey, kk. Been enjoying your comments!
The rain has stopped so we have some full sunshine for a bit.

It may take some time but I've been meaning to drive up and hang at the Oakland Museum. When I do, I'll be sure to let you know in case you have time to stop by for a coffee at their snack bar.

daddy

Good read Kev at 06:10. For instance:

What is this “decent and elevated conservatism” of which Kristol speaks? It is, of course, the conservatism that he and his friends represent—the conservatism Michael Anton anatomized in his remarkable essay, (The Flight 93 Election) a conservatism, alas, that may have the right opinion about morality but is too feckless actually to choose it.

Dennis Prager for me is easier to listen to on ethics and morality than Kimball since that is and has been Prager's focus for the majority of his adult life, so when he interviewed his friend Jonah G way back before the election and very effectively quizzed Jonah on his moral blindness re: the Trump/Hillary choice, he exposed Jonah's illogical pseudo-morality and Jonah and the audience knew it when he exposed it.

Back to Marcus Aurelius: "“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”

Captain Hate

Dammit

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

On Saturdays, then, be sure to stop by PowerLine WIP later in the day to check out Tito's addenda LOL.

clarice

Jane--Romney, the demise of the Never Trumpers and the Democratic clown show.

daddy

Do the comments at JOM emerge in the thread quicker if they are slanted at 22.3 degrees from true vertical during Winter perihelion, than when the thread ain't Lauryned?

Captain Hate

You aren't lacking for primo material, clarice.

Here's possibly the most famous person to come from where I think JiB worked:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Gatton

I saw him play in a small club in Ocean City less than a month before he ended it all.

henry

Jane, it was 50 here today. Balmy.

Jane

Perfect Clarice.

Henry, it's 66 here. I need to find some pants!

MissMarple2

If we want Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race, we will probably need to prop her up. Here is her crowd today in Iowa:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwLvPBjV4AAoUz_.jpg

Another Bob

Colts killing the Texans, but are losing players to injury.

MissMarple2

Jane,

If it was 66 here I would be outside in shorts! LOL!

henry

Hehehehehe, none within 10 yards of her.

MissMarple2

Another Bob,

Hopefully not too serious. The city is wild for them as they have exceeded all expectations.

Captain Hate

If we want Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race, we will probably need to prop her up. Here is her crowd today in Iowa:

Who in their right mind would go see that boring bat?

Andrew Luck's return from the scrap heap is one of those rare feel good stories during the reign of King Roger the Pudgy.

daddy

High today 7, currently 5, and low tonight -3F.

I get more exercise every day just changing from the shorts and T-Shirt I wear inside to the Eskimo outfit with Boots, Gloves, full face mask with eye/mouth hole, gloves and bear spray than I do on the actual dog walk itself. On the plus side, what with all the practice, if I decided to rob a bank, I'd be in and out of my bank robbery mask and costume way faster than any of you guys.

lurkersusie

A Mother’s Message:
Pierce Corcoran was only 22 years old when he was killed by an illegal immigrant in a car crash on December 29th, 2018.

Pierce Corcoran, born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. A responsible, hardworking and loving son, brother and grandson. Pierce’s life is to be remembered and celebrated for his relationship with his Heavenly Father, his love for others, and his determination to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Was he perfect? No, but he was taught to care about others and his impact on them. He was taught and practiced personal responsibility throughout his life. He was compassionate towards others, others whom might look differently than he or whom might speak differently than he.

As we mourn our precious son and try to honor his memory, we are also faced with the fact that there is much discussion surrounding his tragic death.

For us, there are two issues: safety and responsibility. As it pertains to safety, we are not the first, nor will we be the last to lose a loved one on a road known to many as dangerous. This is something we feel must be addressed. As it pertains to responsibility, we as parents taught all three of our children to be responsible for their actions. We discussed with them their need to maintain their vehicles and always have their license, registration and insurance up to date.

Everyone is well aware that the 44 year old man involved in our 22 year old’s death did not practice this same responsibility and has not done so for 14 years. Yes, it was an accident and yes, it could have been anyone.

It’s not about where this man came from–it’s the fact that he takes no personal responsibility for his actions. Not only in the financial sense, but no responsibility at all. He will most likely face very little jail time when all is said and done. He believes he should remain in our country illegally. Not only that, but we provide his counsel to fight for his rights.

We are all aware, as a family, that nothing will bring Pierce back, but don’t tell me my son, who lived in this country and followed its rules, doesn’t deserve better. For God’s sake, out of respect for the men and women who fought and fight to make this country such a desirable place to live, DO THE RIGHT THING and come here legally and become a responsible citizen.

Jane

"Who in their right mind would go see that boring bat?"

I went to see her (as a reporter) at the convention that nominated her. The conventioneers alone blew my mind.

MissMarple2

This is funny!

https://themindcircle.com/golden-retrievers-help-toddler-escape/

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

That is heartbreaking lurkersusie.

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((Anyone know which Dem muthaphucker told the Hill that Trump used profanity?))

It appears The Hill is just regurgitating what the WSJ, CNN, & The Daily Beast reported.

Here's the Daily Beast article - https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-referred-to-shutdown-as-strike-in-profanity-laced-meeting-with-democratic-leaders

"according to three people familiar with the meeting."

"One of these knowledgeable sources told The Daily Beast ...Along with saying the word “fuck” at least three times throughout the meeting, the ..."

and then this -

"Another person familiar with the meeting disputed that Trump said “fuck” three times, though conceded he said it once."

Why in the world couldn't anyone be named?
It is ridiculous.

It's a made up story put out to neutralize the deranged Dem. congresswoman that called President Trump a motherfucker.

The CNN article - https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/04/politics/trump-calling-shutdown-strike/index.html

"a person familiar with the meeting and a Democratic aide told CNN."

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/STUinSD/status/1081241239163408384

This is a thread where the democrats actually find themselves now. Pretty interesting.

Momto2

If you find yourself driving by Hurricane Mills and Grinder's Switch and you wish to stop by the Love's at the top of the hill I might could swing by and say hi. Do you like baby goats? I could bring one along. Just sayin'.

Oh - wish I could have met you AND your baby goat, Pin! That would have been a bright spot in our sad journey. It was raining as we drove on past Nashville late last night and I did not see your message until tonight.

Account Deleted

(( Here is her crowd today in Iowa:))

No.
That doesn't look like Warren. The people are in short sleeves.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Proof that there are other sources of memes than PowerLine.
Then I'll shut up and let people talk LOL


henry

How did that Clayton Mo rally to today?

henry

A bit of search. And looked like a small crowd in Clayton.

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/trump-supporters-rally-in-clayon-for-border-wall/article_93498076-24d8-5dca-a8f7-ed7b0018fda7.amp.html

Account Deleted

JimNorCal: drop a dime the morning yer headed to Oaktown and i'll get to you for a cuppa joe. -Kev

MissMarple2

https://www.wthr.com/article/caught-cam-possible-cougar-sighting-noblesville

Noblesville is a suburban town just north of Indianapolis.

daddy

Thanks for the link to Steyn's history of Girl From Ipanema (Hat tip Caro and Mr Gimbel).

Contrary to legend, Jobim and Moraes didn't write the whole thing in the bar. That would have been too neat, even for an and-then-I-wrote anecdote. But they jotted down the gist of the music and text on two napkins - and then they parted and returned to their respective pads and put their respective napkins through some rewriting and polishing. And the girl from Ipanema started walking and never looked back. "It's the oldest story in the world," said Norman Gimbel, who would write the English lyrics. "The beautiful girl goes by, and men pop out of manholes and fall out of trees and are whistling and going nuts, and she just keeps going by. That's universal."

lurkersusie

The link has the video

The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸
@ColumbiaBugle
Hahhahahhahahhahhahahaha!!!!!!

On her first full day of campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Iowa, Elizabeth Warren was asked about her DNA test.

She responded with: "I am not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe,"

https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1081683026575208448

lurkersusie

This was never supposed to happen

Liz Peek
@lizpeek
Manufacturing jobs added under @BarackObama: minus 210k; two years under @realDonaldTrump : plus 473k. That’s a heck of a magic wand

daddy

Just a reminder about those who tell us what's what and who write our History:

Doris Kearns Goodwin: ‘Thrilling’ to See Dems Return ‘Joy’ to Washington

Goodwin:---...for all the angst that people felt about who the speaker should be, between the election and today, there’s no question she’s the right person at the right time in the right place.”

---“...she knows procedure, she knows strategy, she knows politics, and she’s confident as hell.”

---“It’s an incredible thing to see this diverse House. I must say, I’m ever-optimistic when I watch them. A lot of young people must be feeling, ‘I can be one of them.’ So it’s a pretty exciting thing.”

--- '...it’s about time. It’s about time that the House of Representatives, the peoples’ house, begins to look more like the people of the United States. And I think it’s thrilling, I felt that at the time of the midterms.

---"We’ve had so little joy in politics in these last months. I mean, there seems to me so little joy in President Trump as a person, you know, except when he’s fighting against something. So to see families together at this moment, to see the joy of new people thinking that maybe things will be different, you know, that maybe something will change and this fever will break, we just have to celebrate that moment. And it’s a great thing.

---"...just take this moment and feel good about it. I just have a little bit better feeling about things right now, as of this moment.”

Kumbaya!

jimmyk

“That doesn't look like Warren. The people are in short sleeves.”

Agree, it looks like Hillary.

ab, sbw, thanks for the info on VPN. I’ve noticed that I sometimes have trouble connecting to Amazon while connected via the VPN. I did check that the provider does not maintain logs. At least that’s what they say.

daddy

NEW THREAD!!!

Extraneus

It's a made up story put out to neutralize the deranged Dem. congresswoman that called President Trump a motherfucker.

Right on, Janet.

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