Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Is there enough miracle vaccine in the syringe ?
He forgot the puckered lips
Trump's making this train run
Be My Baby
Where have all the dollars gone?
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Vermin in public housing
A special on gasbags
It should be this simple
Is Donald Trump racist
Trevor Noah, Racism Detective, has the answer
Another Closer Look at Trump's Racism
The smell of Racism in the morning
The American Fever Dream
They pale in comparison...
Fixed that for you
Monday, July 29, 2019
Lake Street Dive
Not all worlds are alike
Tom Tomorrow gives us a detailed look at another world so much like ours but not.
Internal passports coming soon
Finding Senator Graham
Something has to work
Did not know rats tweet
R.I.P. Russi Taylor
With the death of one human voice, so many beloved characters go silent.
If Trump had a brain
John Oliver on Boris Johnson
You see, I see
One more time
Moscow Mitch protects his loved ones
He's so polite
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Knockin' Myself Out
All the protection Moscow Mitch needs
From the pen of Steve Sack
Beware Moscow Mitch Bearing Gifts
From the pen of Adam Zyglis
The Party of Moscow Mitch, Russian Rand and a Useful Idiot
Let's End Aid To Dependent Corporations
This Seals it
Let's Clean House
The Mulvaney Brothers - Seperated At Birth
Saturday, July 27, 2019
All I Really Need To Know
GOP Hog Farming
From the pen of John Darkow
Only when the movie comes out
John Gotti was good on TV, too
He's working on it
Governor Weiner Boobies
Don Jr. can write ??
They always had much in common
That's what he said
The real Fox Fake News
Black Lung's best friend
Friday, July 26, 2019
Clean My House
Moscow Mitch explains
Moscow Mitch wants to lose the padlock
Because you never know when a sizable chunk of space rock may decide to fly into the same patch of space as our planet does, scientists are scanning the skies to keep an eye potentially dangerous wanderers. Sometimes even they are surprised.
“I thought everyone was getting worried about something we knew was coming,” Duffy, who is lead scientist at the Royal Institution of Australia, told The Washington Post. Forecasts had already predicted that a couple of asteroids would be passing relatively close to Earth this week.Turns out it was not a 'dinosaur killer' but it could have taken out a city. So maybe if it had struck DC then maybe you could call it a dinosaur killer, but the rest of us would have felt sorry for whatever city that got wiped out and cut the science budget again.
Then, he looked up the details of the hunk of space rock named Asteroid 2019 OK.
“I was stunned,” he said. “This was a true shock.”
This asteroid wasn’t one that scientists had been tracking, and it had seemingly appeared from “out of nowhere,” Michael Brown, a Melbourne-based observational astronomer, told The Washington Post. According to data from NASA, the craggy rock was large, an estimated 57 to 130 meters wide (187 to 427 feet), and moving fast along a path that brought it within about 73,000 kilometers (45,000 miles) of Earth. That’s less than one-fifth of the distance to the moon and what Duffy considers “uncomfortably close.”
The asteroid’s presence was discovered only earlier this week by separate astronomy teams in Brazil and the United States. Information about its size and path was announced just hours before it shot past Earth, Brown said.
“It shook me out my morning complacency,” he said. “It’s probably the largest asteroid to pass this close to Earth in quite a number of years.”
So how did the event almost go unnoticed?
First, there’s the issue of size, Duffy said. Asteroid 2019 OK is a sizable chunk of rock, but it’s nowhere near as big as the ones capable of causing an event like the dinosaurs’ extinction. More than 90 percent of those asteroids, which are more than half a mile wide or larger, have already been identified by NASA and its partners.
“Nothing this size is easy to detect,” Duffy said of Asteroid 2019 OK. ″You’re really relying on reflected sunlight, and even at closest approach it was barely visible with a pair of binoculars.”
Brown said the asteroid’s “eccentric orbit” and speed were also likely factors in what made spotting it ahead of time challenging. Its “very elliptical orbit” takes it “from beyond Mars to within the orbit of Venus,” which means the amount of time it spends near Earth where it is detectable isn’t long, he said. As it approached Earth, the asteroid was traveling at about 24 kilometers per second, he said, or nearly 54,000 mph. By contrast, other recent asteroids that flew by Earth clocked in between 4 and 19 kilometers per second (8,900 to 42,500 mph).
“It’s faint for a long time,” Brown said of Asteroid 2019 OK. “With a week or two to go, it’s getting bright enough to detect, but someone needs to look in the right spot. Once it’s finally recognized, then things happen quickly, but this thing’s approaching quickly so we only sort of knew about it very soon before the flyby.”
About your recycling...
Colbert on the Massive Media Failure
More of Trump's 5 Star Bullshit
Here's your sign
King Jack, the First of His Name
Just after receiving his orders
Donny at his best
Thursday, July 25, 2019
It just keeps rising
They have a dog in this hunt
From the pen of Jack Ohman
The heart of the matter
From the pen of Jack Ohman
It's a crime. In America. Right now.
I got an Article 2 for you!
A wise man
How to tell them apart
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