This is totally not a “round the tubes” post. I already did one of those today.
FrnakJ would win “Quote of the Day if I let him in the contest, but I won’t cuz he’d win every day.
So lax gun laws in other states than Illinois cause gun violence in Chicago but not in the states with the lax gun laws.
Heh. He’s consistently made me laugh for 9 years. But don’t tell him. He’ll get a big head.
What with the problems in their global warmmongering, (Mann, hockey stick, lying sacks of shit, etc.) Penn State must have moved some global warmmongering ‘scientists’ over to their astronomy dept.
We all know the “Goldilocks Zone” (GZ) in astrogeometristics means the zone that’s ‘just right’ for life. In other words, the distance from a star where a planet could conceivably support life. We only know of one planet, currently, that supports life so we used to base the GZ on Earth’s orbit. That was the ignorant ‘before’, we’re in the glorious ‘now’ so we have super-genius global warmmongers on the job.
the Penn State team suggests… farther away planets into the fold of life-sustaining planets, a… it also kicks some planets out of the hunt for life as too hot — including, oddly enough, our very own Earth,
Brilliant! You’d think one of them might look at that and say, “Uh, guys…..” You’d be wrong.
So why do I say it’s global warmmongers?
Clouds are just one factor that neither definition of the zone takes into account,
Neither do any global warmmongering models, and that’s why nothing they do is useful. They just can’t figure out how to model clouds (neither can I, but I admit it), so they just ignore them. It’s Ostrich Science.
Seriously, it always make me laugh to think of going back to 1970 and trying to explain 2013. The crackpots living in the mountains waiting for the Russkies to invade because the US gov’t invited them would think I was a paranoid loon.
Speaking of which, assuming there are around 250 million adults in America, does anybody really think that there aren’t 249,999,999 people more fit for that job than Hagel? You know who this helps? That’s right, Joe Biden. He’s number 249,999,999. He’s coming up smelling like…not shit!
Okay, this is heartening. Chicago and Boston have always been uber-corrupt but well run. They both had the biggest necessity for any, effective, political machine, a top-down hierarchy where the top tries to make sure Teh Peepul are happy. As we’ve seen in Boston, that might crumbling in Chicago . The fall of the Kennedys and the $billions in Big Dig money made insurrection thinkable in Boston.
Now we see something funnier in Chicago.
How, in the city of Chicago where the Democrat Machine is so strong, could there be 17 Democrat candidates vying for one open seat? It could hardly be imagined under the iron rule of former Mayor Daley.
How indeed. What we’re seeing is people who want power, but think power means you tell people what to do and you know more than anybody else. Rahm doesn’t understand what it takes to run a political machine, it’s like a mafia family but with more guns. Daley was raised and taught by his father who perfected Chicago’s political machine, and that was one of the most vicious but well run in the country.
The candidates run the gamut from completely clueless, yet dangerous in their ignorance to practiced Chicago pols like Alderman Beale and Robin Kelly,
Oh man am I rooting for the ignorantly dangerous. Chicago likes its politics and believes all the stupidities MSNBC spews out, let them actually live in that world. I picture people like Barbra Boxer or Maxine Waters, except even more stupid or they’d be in national politics instead of Chicago-city politics. They can pass a law mandating that all guns sold in Chicago have remote safeties that the police control or that they have smart bullets that don’t shoot people with police badges.
Chaos is the best outcome from stuff like that.
A perplexing note. I understand economics and stuff like that about as well as a duck knows Thursday.
DrewM has a post about funemployment going up .1% (going up, that’s the key point) and includes tweets from Ezra Klein (point and laugh) and the Wash Post (spit) where they claim that at that rate we’ll be at full employment in 2022.
Unemployment went up, if we follow that trend we’ll have full unemployment in 920 years. I don’t see how we can have full employment if we’re not creating enough jobs to actually lower employment.
I mean, I know Ezra Klein is an idiot, is that why DrewM posted those tweets? I hope so. If not, don’t explain it to me, I’d have to burn you as a witch.
This needs to be posted again, not because I like it, but because it’s so scarily true.
No links, just some uselessly late movie reviews.
Your Highness. Very funny. The only jarring note is the Hero Brother, they really needed someone much more Cary Elwes in that role.
Big Hand For The Little Lady. Old Henry Fonda movie with lots of people you’ll know. One of the very best endings in any movie I’ve ever seen. I watched it on a rainy day while my friend and I played Scrabble or something otherwise I wouldn’t have watched it. Great movie, great ending. A homesteader gets in a big money poker game, threatening to leave his son and wife destitute.
Gold Diggers. A 1933 movie about show business types in the Depression, it was on earlier. It’ was very timely and hilarious.
Flapper/actress, “He’s a genius!” about a singer/songwriter.
Director, “Hmmm, maybe show business could use a genius.”
Red with Helen Mirren, excellent movie. John Malkovich rocks and Bruce Willis is at his best. They hide it (not sure why) but the girl has nice breasts. They don’t hide Helen’s, which I applaud. They didn’t work in any tasteful topless scenes (I saw at least 4 chances with another chance for a light-petting, lezbo scene), but you take what you get.
Bubba Ho Tep, one of Bruce Campbell’s finest. Elvis got sick of performing, traded with an impersonator but kept the right to take it back then lost the papers so now he’s in a cheap nursing home about to be killed by a mummy. If you need any other endorsement, Lemur King doesn’t like it.
And last but not least, the hockey strike was over like 2 weeks ago, why didn’t anybody tell me? Are the Islanders mathematically eliminated yet?
Some Hotassery, we need it.
I have a few Kathy Ireland left from the last post. She’s yummy.
Important update, I talked about nice breasts and didn’t even look for them? Man am I slipping.
Behold, Mary Louise Parker (from the movie Red) and her breasts.