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.
And Ayn Rand also pointed out that existence (i.e., the sum total of everything that exists) precedes consciousness–our consciousnesses are a part of existence, not outside of it–therefore reality cannot be a “social construct” as so many of you fucked-up-in-the-head people seem to think.
So much for Leftist douchebag lurkers. 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.
Let’s Go, Brandon!!
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.
(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.
Things are up…a bit. But then it would be hard to fall off the floor.
The James Webb Space Telescope took a gander at Neptune a couple of weeks ago.
Wht you see here is Neptune itself (and you can see detail in the atmosphere), as well as seven of its moons. Back when I was a kid, Neptune was known to have two moons, Triton and Nereid; Triton is one of the larger moons in the solar system–back then they thought it might even be the largest, but our estimates of its size kept decreasing. It’s now known to be the smallest of the seven “big” moons in our solar system (the other six, being, largest first, Ganymede, Titan, Callisto, Io, our Moon, and Europa–all but Titan and our Moon orbit Jupiter.) The other moons of Neptune are far smaller. Small enough, in fact, that they don’t reach hydrostatic equilibrium–fancy talk for “they don’t crush themselves down to spheres under their own force of gravity.” (Which the Earth did, comma dammit.) Triton is also unusual for being the only large moon to orbit retrograde…in other words, from over Neptune’s north pole Triton appears to be orbiting clockwise, not counter-clockwise. That makes astronomers strongly suspect it was once a Kuiper Belt object (like Pluto) but got captured by Neptune, rather than forming in orbit around Neptune originally.
But the other thing to notice in this picture is the rings. Yes, Neptune has rings. All of the giant planets have rings, but only Saturn’s are superduperOMGspectacular (that’s a highly technical term). In fact this picture is SO good, we are seeing details in the rings that we have not seen since Voyager 2 flew by in 1989.
In natural color Neptune looks pale blue:
(Yes, just for once, a non-false color image…this one is from Hubble.)
And I saw a comment in an article about the JWST image from someone who wanted to see it blue.
I had to laugh because JWST can’t see blue.
I’m not saying JWST is colorblind (it is not); I am saying JWST cannot see blue, period. Even a profoundly colorblind person, taken outside during the daytime on a bright sunny day, can see the sky…he can’t tell what color it is, but he can certainly see it’s bright. JWST would see nothing, it would be dark, at least at those dominant wavelengths. Of the colors we can see, JWST can only see reds and oranges. But it can see dozens of colors, redder than red, that we can’t see. You could put one of us in a room with glorious artwork painted with all of those colors (presumably created by an alien artist), and all we’d see is black paint on the walls. This is why we actually need false color representations of what JWST can see.
The Picture We’ve Been Waiting For
Hands down, the most famous image Hubble ever took is this one:
This is “The Pillars Of Creation.” And I’ve seen them with my own eyes, because they are part of the Eagle nebula. And the reason that nebula is called the Eagle nebula is perhaps a little more obvious in the next picture, also by Hubble, from 2014:
In your mind’s eye, rotate that clockwise 90 degrees and you should see an eagle. Well, sort of. And indeed if you look in the constellation Serpens (near Sagittarius) with a telescope, you’ll see this as the centerpiece to the broader Eagle Nebula:
If you imagine that, not nearly as sharp or bright, and in black and white, and smaller, that’s what I saw in my telescope…roughly twenty years ago. Notice that the “tallest” of the pillars is very hard to see, leaving only the wing, body, and talon of the eagle obvious. And what you can see of that tallest pillar could even be the far wing of the eagle.
The Eagle nebula is an “emission nebula” which means the gas in the nebula is actually glowing from its own heat, having been heated up by stars. Stars are actually forming in this nebula, which is the reason it has been nicknamed “The Pillars of Creation.” It’s 6500 light years away, which means what we see is what it looked like 6500 years ago…it has taken that light that long to reach us. In miles that’s something like 39,000,000,000,000,000 miles. (In words, 39 quadrillion miles, or on continental Europe it would be rendered as 39 thousand billion or even 39 billiard miles.) (No, I am not joking about billiard, it’s a thousand billion just like a milliard is a thousand million, on the “long scale” in use in many parts of the world–where a “billion” is a million million not a thousand million as it is here.)
OK, so that’s what it is…now, JWST has gone and taken a gander.
The first thing you’ll notice is the coloring is different. Well, remember these are false colors (but this looks a lot like the same false color palette as was used on the other nebula picture released a few months ago). And it makes sense to use different ones from Hubble (that’s a false color image too), because they really are different colors.
The second is, LOTS more stars. In fact, “My God it’s full of stars!” (To quote the 2010 novel and movie). That’s because infrared radiation, which JWST is expressly designed to see, cuts right through a lot of the dust and gas of the nebula…we can actually see through it, in many cases. Areas that were just green background in the Hubble image are now deep blue with zillions of stars. And the level of detail is just phenomenal.
OK, six minutes to midnight ET…I’ll wrap this up.
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 !!!