Friday, October 24, 2014

Best Astronomy Binoculars Ever

The best astronomy guide?

"Backyard Astronomer's Guide"
This recently updated classic is -- if not the best -- a very good place to start.

"NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe"

Another classic whose spiral-bound edition lets you lie on a backyard blanket and not worry about "keeping your place."

If you intend to use a small telescope -- although many say that binoculars are a better viewing tool for most people -- consider:

"Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them" 


Fox News Math

The debt ceiling is only raised to pay debts for goods already delivered or services already rendered.

Since 1939, when the debt ceiling was first established, it has been raised by every president but Democratic president, Harry Truman. 

Ronald Reagan holds the record, having raised the debt ceiling 17 times, more than twice as many hikes as Obama.

Who would have known?

And what whimsical fetish will Republicans represent as the next "existential crisis" 
on which Western Civilization hinges?

Here is a breakdown of debt ceiling increases by presidency:
■ Dwight D. Eisenhower (R): 4
■ John F. Kennedy (D): 5
■ Lyndon B. Johnson (D): 7
■ Richard M. Nixon (R): 7
■ Gerald R. Ford (R): 6
■ Jimmy Carter (D): 6
■ Ronald Reagan (R): 17
■ George H. W. Bush (R): 5
■ Bill Clinton (D): 4
■ George W. Bush (R): 7

Barack Obama's current toll: 7

God, Save Us From Your Followers

After "suffering the little child come unto him", Jesus teaches the fundamental importance 
of taking out an enemy - real or perceived - with a well-placed shot right between the eyes.


"Love Your Enemies. Do Good To Those Who Hate You," Luke 6:27-42


"Bad Religion: A Definition"


"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." 

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." 
Devout Christian, Blaise Pascal

This New Testament Exhoration Is Egregiously Immoral

1 Timothy 2:11-13New King James Version (NKJV)

11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.

Weird Enuf Fer Ya? News From Barbaria #156


"People Who Watch Only Fox News 
Know Less Than People Who Watch No News"