Today, it is still the case that Joe Biden didn’t Win.
I realize that to some readers, this might be a shock; surely at some point things must change and Biden will have actually won.
But the past cannot actually be changed.
It will always and forever be the case that Joe Biden didn’t win.
And if you, Leftist Lurker, want to dismiss it as dead white cis-male logic…well, you can call it what you want, but then please just go fuck off. No one here buys that bullshit–logic is logic and facts are facts regardless of skin color–and if you gave it a moment’s rational thought, you wouldn’t either. Of course your worthless education never included being able to actually reason–or detect problems with false reasoning–so I don’t imagine you’ll actually wake up as opposed to being woke.
As Ayn Rand would sometimes point out: Yes, you are free to evade reality. What you cannot do is evade the consequences of evading reality. Or to put it concretely: You can ignore the Mack truck bearing down on you as you play in the middle of the street, you won’t be able to ignore the consequences of ignoring the Mack truck.
Anyhow, for the rest of you, the regular readers and those lurkers who understand such things: I continue to carry the banner once also carried by Wheatie. His Fraudulency didn’t win.
Or rather, “Hey Chinese Communist Party and your entire array of servitors, ass-wipers, and fellators!”
You’re not even worth my time this week. When you decide to act like civilized people, maybe I’ll give you a lesson or two in how non-barbarians behave.
Meanwhile, enjoy being a laughing stock after that rancid syphilitic c*nt Pelosi called your bluff. I think she finally did something right, by mistake.
(Or, Whoever Has Their Hand Rammed Up That Putrefying Meat Puppet’s Ass)
You and yours have caused a lot of injury. Literal injury with your war on people who don’t want to take an untested vaccine. When people die in an emergency room because a hospital won’t admit them because they haven’t had their clot shot, that’s a crime.
I’m going to address here the insult on top of the injury, because I am among the insulted. I still have my health but apparently you want me to live under the 8th Street Bridge (which actually isn’t on 8th Street, but whatever, that’s what the I-25 overpass over Cimarron is called), so maybe if you have your way that won’t be true for long. Dreadful time of year to become homeless.
No, you’re just trying to make me unemployed, because I won’t take your fucking shots.
Well, that threat is NOT going to work. I. Won’t. Take. Your. Fucking. Shots.
And it looks like enough people agree, that you’re having to back down, you worthless asswipe.
You Chinese-bought ratfucking traitor.
I would love to see you die an agonizing, humiliating death. (This isn’t a threat, because I am not threatening to cause that death. I am just announcing my intention to party if it happens.) It would be just recompense for the way you’re killing America…and millions of Americans.
Joe Biteme, properly styled His Fraudulency, continues to infest the White House, we haven’t heard much from the person who should have been declared the victor, and hopium is still being dispensed even as our military appears to have joined the political establishment in knuckling under to the fraud.
One can hope that all is not as it seems.
I’d love to feast on that crow.
(I’d like to add, I find it entirely plausible, even likely, that His Fraudulency is also His Figureheadedness. (Apparently that wasn’t a word; it got a red underline. Well it is now.) Where I differ with the hopium addicts is on the subject of who is really in charge. It ain’t anyone we like.)
Justice Must Be Done.
The prior election must be acknowledged as fraudulent, and steps must be taken to prosecute the fraudsters and restore integrity to the system.
Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2022 or 2024 is hopeless otherwise. Which is not to say one must never talk about this, but rather that one must account for this in ones planning; if fixing the fraud is not part of the plan, you have no plan.
Lawyer Appeasement Section
OK now for the fine print.
This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines, here, with an addendum on 20191110.
We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.
And remember Wheatie’s Rules:
1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)
Kitco Ask. Last week:
This week, markets closed as of 3PM MT.
James Webb Space Telescope
It has settled down into normal observations.
They’re putting out weekly schedules here https://www.stsci.edu/jwst/science-execution/observing-schedules and there’s an overall list for the first year “cycle 1” here: https://www.stsci.edu/jwst/science-execution/approved-programs/cycle-1-go
From the weekly schedule, it looks like today for part of the day:
1373:15:1 MOVING PRIME TARGETED MOVING 2022-08-06T21:33:24Z 00/00:25:56 MIRI Medium Resolution Spectroscopy IO Solar System Satellite
1373:22:1 MOVING PRIME TARGETED MOVING 2022-08-06T22:03:45Z 00/00:46:26 MIRI Medium Resolution Spectroscopy BG-GANYMEDE+20N Solar System Offset
1373:19:1 MOVING PRIME TARGETED MOVING 2022-08-06T22:56:45Z 00/00:53:45 NIRSpec IFU Spectroscopy GANYMEDE Solar System Satellite
1373:18:1 MOVING PRIME TARGETED MOVING 2022-08-06T23:57:16Z 00/03:06:27 MIRI Medium Resolution Spectroscopy GANYMEDE Solar System Satellite
Note that start times and durations of observations are specified down to the second; the first item in the list starts at 21:33:24 Zulu, runs for 25 minutes, 56 seconds, then at 22:03:45 it starts on the next item.
This thing is a priceless scientific resource; it won’t be allowed any down time not absolutely necessary for maintenance (mirror alignment must periodically be checked, for instance). And of course it takes time to rotate the thing from one target to the next, so no doubt they spend a lot of time figuring out which sequence spends the least time on just moving JWST; a sort of “traveling salesman” problem. (And note that Jupiter’s moons are considered “moving.” They’re in orbit about Jupiter, Jupiter is in orbit about the sun, we are too–Jupiter and the moons move across the sky and the telescope must track that motion perfectly. Which it could not do if we were as clueless about physics as some pseudoscientists like to bray.)
To return to the current instance, the JWST will be examining Jupiter’s moons Io and Ganymede from about 5:30 PM to 8PM ET, using spectroscopy in both near and mid infrared…someone wants to know what they’re made of, methinks. The second entry is actually to look away from Ganymede a bit (I don’t know how to interpret how much, but it says “OFFSET” and “+20N” so I figure it’s an offset, and if I really want to know I need to figure out how much an N is and multiply by 20. Or maybe N means north and the unit is implicit…)
Note that it’s all spectroscopy. Most of the instrument modes are spectroscopy of some type or another.
That’s because spectroscopy is the astrophysicist’s power tool. It is impossible to overstate how important spectroscopy is to astronomy and astrophysics.
After you spread the light out into a spectrum of its component frequencies:
Where is the peak intensity? BOOM. Now you know the temperature.
Are there any dark bands, or is it bright stripes? Either way, BOOM. Now you know what it’s made of, because every substance absorbs or emits certain characteristic wave lengths.
Are those dark bands or bright stripes a bit off from where we would normally expect them? BOOM! Now you now know how fast the object is approaching or receding, because of Doppler shift.
Are the bands or bright stripes a bit fatter than you would expect? BOOM! Now you know the object is rotating. One side is moving away, shifting its part of the band to a lower frequency; the other side is moving towards you, shifting its part of the band to a higher frequency, making the band or stripe fatter than it would otherwise be.
(If you can look for a while, or come back later) Do the dark bands move, from one time to a future time? BOOM! Now you know the object is being orbited by something else (or it is orbiting something–technically they are the same thing!); that puts a wobble in its motion; speeding it up and slowing it down as seen from here.
If you’ve ever wondered how we can possibly know what some other star is made of, when we can’t possibly collect a sample, that’s how. If you wonder how we can tell things are moving towards or away from us and how fast, even when it’s billions of trillions of miles away, that’s how. And how we know a star–which looks like a point of light in even this telescope–is rotating when there’s no detail to see moving left to right (or whichever way), that’s how.
Or for that matter how fast a galaxy spins even though it’s so big it takes a quarter of a billion years to do so. (We can’t see the motion, and trying would be a quadrillion times duller than watching paint dry or Joe Biden try to think.) That’s how we know.
And it seems like people keep coming up with clever ways to use spectroscopy for other things, surprising things.
We wouldn’t know jack schiff about the universe, compared to what we do know, without spectroscopy.
Obligatory PSAs and Reminders
China is Lower than Whale Shit
Remember Hong Kong!!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!
China is in the White House
Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.
Joe Biden is Asshoe
China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.
But of course the much more important thing to realize:
Joe Biden Didn’t Win
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!