Saturday, September 26, 2020
Unless Trump has some sort of surprise up his sleeve–which, frankly, wouldn’t surprise me, since he loves “surprises”–his nominee for RBG’s seat will be Amy Coney Barrett.
The edit function has returned. Now there’s a nice surprise. 🙂
The Florida headline of the day-
Boca Raton police: Charity chief spent more than $100,000 of foundation’s money on her dogs
I think this is what will happen too, but I would not be surprised at all if Trump did a full Florida pander move and nominated Barbara Lagoa.
The headline of the day-
Kim Jong-un apologises for killing of South Korean official – South
Or J. Snerdley Hickenbottom, just to own the libs.
Argentinian politician quits after kissing partner’s breasts in online legislative session
I just don’t see the problem here.
This is interesting: “Russia claims Venus” (Yahoo news, CNN science). It seems the Russians are trying to say that the planet Venus is theirs based on their “successful” lander that sent back some pictures years ago. Based on what they found, it is tempting to just tell them they can have that God-forsaken place. But why come out now with this? Is there something that they have found there?
“Russians Claim Venus As Their Planet After Signs of Alien Life Discovered” (News 18)
The edit function has returned. Now there’s a nice surprise.
Alas, I don’t know why it left! Ditto why the markup plugin works sporadically all of a sudden.
I may have spoken too soon. It’s true the edit function is back, but now I have to hit “refresh” to get it. And the format is different.
@Tyrell: Claiming any moon or planet as a single country’s property contravenes The Outer Space Treaty which says that “the exploration and use of space shall be carried out in the interests of all countries: outer space is the “province of all mankind”.
So either the Russians have decided to violate the treaty or the article you cite is wrong.
My reading of it was they weren’t claiming it belonged to them, just that they were the best at it.
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@OzarkHillbilly: “Venus is a Russian planet –say the Russians” (Lianne Kolirin,9/18 CNN).
I expect a retraction any month now.
@Tyrell: Joked a few days ago when you mentioned this story that the Russians were planning to colonize the place. Seemed a poor little joke so didn’t go in the comment where my mind was going: Imagining plantations and incentives for Russians to emigrate….
Want an honest opinion? Betcha there is so much interest recently in the Moon (hell, INDIA put an orbiter around the Moon!) and in Mars that the Russians looked at their space equip’t from the 70s and said ‘how can we seem cool like those countries’. Then along came that amazing report about phosphine gas on Venus and they had that experience of putting a short-lived rover there. So — they’re not in the ‘race’ to the Moon or Mars because … VENUS IS OURS! So there!
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