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Ichingcarpenter's Journal
Ichingcarpenter's Journal
February 10, 2013

Rand Paul Says Ashley Judd is Attractive, Articulate and Doesnít Represent Kentucky

Tea Party representative Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was on CNN’s State of the Union this morning in an attempt to establish his SOTU address pre-buttal narrative. Asked about the negative ads running against Ashley Judd, Mitch McConnell’s potential 2014 opponent in Kentucky, Rand Paul said she was attractive, articulate and and doesn’t represent Kentucky.

Asked about Karl Rove’s negative ads against Judd in Kentucky, Rand said, “Part of politics is making sure people know about who you are running against. Ashley Judd’s a famous actress, she’s an attractive woman, and presents herself well, and from what I understand, is articulate. But the thing is, she doesn’t really represent Kentucky.”

I guess Rand’s Kentucky doesn’t want to be represented by an attractive, articulate woman. Or maybe it’s that Rove’s GOP PAC Crossroads painted Judd out to be a radical liberal from Tennessee who loves ObamaCare because you should really “know” who is a Muslim Kenyan socialist without a birth certificate, rather than focusing on the people who are still clinging to the Affordable Care Act as a get out the vote tool even though they know they can’t overturn it. After all, the last thing Republicans can afford is to have actual policy discussions with voters.

Rand also offered up his peculiar brand of Tea humor, “When I heard Ashley Judd might run for office I thought maybe it was Parliament since she lives in Scotland half the year.” Oh, European boogeywoman! Good one, Senator.


I really don't have to explain this do I/


February 10, 2013

World Photography Awards 2013

They are all great
here are a few samples


Contest by Sony.

February 9, 2013

Winter's New Normal-NOAA 1930-2012

meanwhile two feet of snow

Hang tough east coast.
February 8, 2013

John Yoo: The Real Problem with Assassinating U.S. Citizens? We Canít Torture Them ... Not the onion

John Yoo, George W. Bush’s Assistant US Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel, has a real problem with Obama’s use of drones. But his problem isn’t that Obama claims the right to kill U.S. citizens without charge or trial—it’s that we can’t capture and torture them without charge or trial.

This is a terrifying example of how the extreme militarist fanatics on the right can make Obama’s most damaging Constitutional precedent look benign, and, in the process, put the left in the position of defending him. “Rather than capture terrorists—which produces the most valuable intelligence on al Qaeda—Mr. Obama has relied almost exclusively on drone attacks,” he wrote in The Wall Street Journal today.


Bizarro World

February 8, 2013

13th-century 'travel guide' for Vikings heading to Scotland

The chronicles have been interpreted by Gisli Sigurdsson, a historian at Reykjavik University, who believes the sagas - part fiction, part fact - reveal how the ancient Norse were far from the fearless pirates of legend.
Sigurdsson said the tales were a warning to travellers that they would encounter a general foggy area, dangerous landings, hostile natives and language problems. They wrote that the people would probably attack you immediately.

A new historical study gleaned the information from stories that filtered back from travelling Vikings and were written on yellowed calf vellum eight centuries ago.
The stories paint a picture of a dangerous country but claim Orkney and Shetland offer a friendlier welcome.
'Icelanders who want to practise robbery are advised to go there,' says one saga. 'But it may cost them their life.'
Another tale tells the story of Icelandic merchants who sailed into a west coast sea loch where they met 13 ships bristling with angry natives.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1214985/Vikings-travel-guide-Scotland-warns-bad-weather-language-problems.html#ixzz2KIUr5PcW

February 8, 2013

Fox News Claims Solar Won't Work in America Because It's Not Sunny Like Germany

Ah, the Sun baked beaches of Germany in the dead of winter, where southern europeans go in winter.

Thanks to Fox News and its expert commentators, millions of Americans now understand the real, hidden reason why Germany's solar-energy industry is so much further along than ours. Turns out it has nothing to do with the fact that Germany's government has long supported the industry far more generously, with policies like feed-in tariffs that stimulate investment in green technologies. No, the real reason is much simpler, explained a trio of journalists on Fox & Friends: It's always sunny in Germany!

"The industry's future looks dim," intoned host Gretchen Carlson at the beginning of the segment, which was preserved for posterity by the liberal blog Media Matters for America. She and her co-host went on to ridicule Obama's "failed" solar subsidies, adding, "The United States simply hasn't figured out how to do solar cheaply and effectively. You look at the country of Germany, it's working out great for them." Near the end of the segment, it occurred to Carlson to ask her expert guest, Fox Business reporter Shibani Joshi, why it might be that Germany's solar-power sector is doing so much better. "What was Germany doing correct? Are they just a smaller country, and that made it more feasible?" Carlson asked.

Joshi's jaw-dropping response: "They're a smaller country, and they've got lots of sun. Right? They've got a lot more sun than we do." In case that wasn't clear enough for some viewers, Joshi went on: "The problem is it's a cloudy day and it's raining, you're not gonna have it." Sure, California might get sun now and then, Joshi conceded, "but here on the East Coast, it's just not going to work'


Washington State gets tons more sun than Germany. Germany is around Hudson's Bay Latitude

February 7, 2013

Fly Over a Pristine Lunar Crater

Linné crater on the Moon is one of the youngest, most well-preserved lunar impact craters. This cone-shaped crater thought to be less than 10 million years old – a mere whippersnapper when it comes to impact craters. Scientists have been studying this crater for years, using it to investigate how cratering occurs in mare basalt. This “barnstorming” flyover video was created with data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Published on Feb 5, 2013
This flyover was generated from 3D model of Linne Crater with the image draped on top. The 3D model uses the DTM derived from LROC NAC stereo images

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/99778/fly-over-a-pristine-lunar-crater/#ixzz2KDNRCKBv

Hey, NASA, mind your vertical exaggeration. If you do it, state it, so we know--this crater is 500m deep and 2400m wide, the video distorts the depth to the point of being unphysical.
February 6, 2013

Idaho Republican Proposes Bill Requiring Students To Read ĎAtlas Shrugged

Idaho state Senator John Goedde (R) has introduced a bill requiring students to read the Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged. The conservative lawmaker’s bill would force students to pass a mandatory test before graduating from the educational enslavement of high school.

Sen. Goedde said he introduced the bill primarily as a rebuke to the State Board of Education, though the new requirement would also foster egoism and “rational selfishness” among high school students, a population known for their selflessness and excessive empathy.

While he hasn’t read the book in thirty years, Goedde claims, “That book made my son a Republican.” The anecdote undoubtedly relieved some of the state’s more conservative lawmakers, who distrust reading on principle.


February 6, 2013

"I like big butts' and the NFL

NFL generates 9 Billion dollars a year....Pays 0 in taxes

The NFL's Billionaire Owners
Forbes list of the 400 Richest Americans includes the owners of the 15 of the 32 National Football League teams. That’s almost half of the league.


I don't like the racket its like stale cigarette buts.

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