Saturday, June 30, 2018

Where Democrats and Other Evil Creatures Go For Happy Hour

Sometimes even the dark dust of interstellar space has a serene beauty. One such place occurs toward the constellation of Taurus. The filaments featured here can be found on the sky between the Pleiades star cluster and the California Nebula. This dust is not known not for its bright glow but for its absorption and opaqueness....

Read More about the Dark Nebulas..... 



  1. Definite clotting problem going on there. Too much Coumadin?

    It's particularly interesting when enlarged.

    Did you see the strawberry moon last Thursday? I was about 12 hours post op on second eye, and boy oh boy - could I ever see it. Beautiful!

    1. I did not see it Adrienne. One of the major problems living in the "ohio valley" - cloud cover is guaranteed during any sky event.

      Definite clotting problem there. The left does like to clot.

    2. PS, outside of a few blue stars I see nothing good in that image.

    3. Looks like large blood clots to me as well. Too little Coumadin.

  2. The blue stars are nice, I will admit. The rest? Disturbing...

  3. My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was reading Kid's Diary.
    She asked, 'What's on the screen?'
    I said, 'Dust Pillars.'
    And then the fight started...

    ok, not really. btw, Mars was looking orangie this morning as it saddled up next to the moon. Very cool.

    1. Mr Blade ! Nothing more sexy than fighting over 'dust pillars'. Mad and I have had some of our best intimate moments.....

    2. DaBlade, heard there was a planet wide dust storm on Mars, maybe made it look more orange than usual.

  4. What the loony left refuse to recognize is that the more hate filled and angry these idiots in Hollyeird get the stronger President Trump and his supporters becomes. And the more of us will be going to the polls in November to show them just how little their stupid message's are.

  5. I didn't think democrats liked the Heavens.

    1. Odie, no they don't like to be reminded of their sins.

  6. I don't know what they're drinking, but it's not good for ya.

  7. There's something beautiful and calming about these things, to me, anyway...they're all SO different from each other and the colors, shapes,!

    1. I love all the different images and most of these are just from our lonely little galaxy.

    2. Do you think there is any limit to the number of galaxies? What if our whole Universe is no bigger in relation to all of Reality than a single drop of water is to the edge of a sink or a bathtub?

    3. Franco, I subscribe to something Carl Sagan proposed which is that size is both infinitely large and infinitely small in both directions of scale. I also think there are multiple universes so no I don't think there is any limit to anything.

      Another Carl - There is no largest number. Think of the largest number you can and just add 1.

      Anyway, the latest estimate from the 'experts' on the # of galaxies in our universe is ten trillion.

    4. I never liked Sagan, because he came across an arrogant, cocksure atheist who gave the impression he had all the answers whenever he spoke. I could never see a trace of humility in him, but he was a smart guy in many ways, and I happen to agree with what you just reported, The same thought about inifinitely large and infinitely small has occurred to me many times. Any day now some research scientist will discover that whole worlds and solar systems, etc. exist in each sub-atomic particule.

      Another question: We know that sound and light with travel at measurable speeds. That makes me wonder if they ever die, or do thy just go on and on traveling through space forever? If sound never dies, someday it might be possible to find and capture, then record and replay George Washingon, himself, giving his Farewell Address, the eight-year-old Mozart playing before the European courts of his day, Ben Framklin meeting with the French Government, private conversations between Disraeli and Queen Victoria, and every other happening in history great and small.

      Is anything really impossible other than finding a way for human beings to get along wth each other?

    5. Franco, I'm not a Sagan enthusiast though some of his thoughts like these remain stuck in my brain. I appreciate Enstein's appreciation for intelligent design of our universe. To think that all this came from some random collection of chemicals makes no sense to me. Macro-evolution makes no sense to me though micro-evolution is obvious.

      imo, If we could capture and isolate distinct sounds we could easily travel faster than sound (but only radio waves) and record them again. Sound itself travels through the air so once you're out in space, no more sound waves.

      It's interesting to think if we could travel faster than light and look back on the Earth from enough distance we could observe the past. Jesus on the Earth for example. But Einstein, who has been right about everything so far, tells us we cannot travel faster than light, and it is a stretch to think we'd have the power to look upon the Earth from that far away and pick out individuals. INteresting things to think about though.

    6. Until the telescope, our vision of the sky remained scant. Progress since has been remarkable, as your photos show. But those infant optics were a bit troublesome-
      I trace my words into the sand
      words at one time that were banned
      earth circle sun, by math explain
      recant or die in burning pain

      the heavens revealed, my telescope
      disagreed with priest and Pope
      The sun doth circle earth, they said
      your sorry science we shall shred

      For we the Church Triumphant stand
      Inquisitors with burning brand
      Do not use your curious mind
      For we insist that you stay blind

      Only we proclaim the truth
      less we fear the curious sleuth
      our pious knowledge we proclaim
      enforced by dungeon and the flame

      Recant your words and follow us
      or face the Stake that burnt Jan Hus
      for we despise your faith in science
      our faith in faith is our reliance

      three hundred sixty years have past
      my words in sand now concrete cast
      earth has circled all along
      for I was right and they were wrong
      - for Galileo

    7. BB, Great example of why I laugh every time some 'scientist' proclaims they have 'the answer' to anything.

      They've been wrong for thousands of years but still believe they can be finally right.

    8. Very clever rhyme! It contains much that is true, but it is not the Ultimate Truth.

      Entrenched Power of ANY kind always becomes self-serving and self-protective. Roman Barbarians had thle power in the pre-Christian. era. "The Church" had the power in the Middle Ages, "Science" has it now.

      The thing we need to fear the most is ORTHODOXY of ANY kind.

      The arrogance and self-righteeusness that come with any sort of cocksure attitude is the Achilles Heel of any form of dogmatic or doctriinal cant and rhetoric.

      Life is fluid, evanescent, ever-changing, unpredictable and never competely knowable. Life by its very nature is not stable, so the attempts some have made to solidify it have always been doomed to failure.

      Even so the Spirit who created and guides all is "unresting, unhasting, and silent as light, nor wanting nor wasting yet out of our sight. We blossom and flourish iike leaves ina tree then withereth and fadeth, but naught changeth Thee."

      True faith, which is always questing, is not at odds with Science just as true Science, which is also always questing, is not at odds with faith. Both Science and Faith search for the same thng –– TRUTH –– they only approach it frim different angles.

  8. Replies
    1. Franco, I was thinking more Dali.

    2. Dali used realistic images in odd, dreamike, extremely unrealistic settings. Pollock's stuff is totally unrealistic, usually has no central focal point, and looks like he smeared the canvas with his elbows and the heels of his hands and squiggles of paint squeezed directly from the tube. So, I really do think the image you picked from space looks more like a Jackson Pollock than a Dali.

    3. Franco, Ok sir. I shall regard your opinion as valid, just different than mine.