Friday, April 29, 2011
When Galaxies Colide--The Antenna
Here are galaxies NGC 4038 and 4039 in slow motion collision, throwing out dust, molecular gas and other matter in the usual rat tail arcs.
Labels: Galaxies in collision
Monday, April 18, 2011
Scenes From Another Wedding
Katie is in Med School in Houston and Austin is in business. Here they are with Groom's paternal grandfather.
Here are the fathers of the Bride.
An Uncle and Aunt of the Groom
My son and his girlfriend.
The mothers of the Bride and Groom.
My sister and bro-in-law.
Some of the young male cousins.
The Bride and Groom in the First Dance (in the dark).
Austin covers quite well the Beatles "Don't Let Me Down". Brother Charlie, 15, does a nice job on guitar and then comes back to really tear it up on "Little Wing".
One of the two cakes--this one looked like books but tasted of Heaven.
Labels: Katie and Austin's Wedding
Saturday, April 02, 2011
This Day in American History
Labels: American Civil War; Last Days
Thought of the Day
Labels: Mark Steyn quote
What Muslim Extremists Have Learned
Under the Bush 43 Administration, tyrants of the Muslim sphere learned that if they were not friendly to us and were murderous both inside and outside their country, and ignored enough UN resolutions, that we would eventually invade, shoot the tyrant's sons, find the tyrant and turn him over to be hanged. On the other hand, tyrants who helped us fight against terror, no matter how murderous, would receive billions of dollars for the effort.
Libya's murderous tyrant, Ghadafi, learned that it was a bad idea to keep developing ABC weapons and he tried to change his spots in order to escape the fate of murderous tyrant Hussein.
There seem to be different lessons learned under the Obama Administration. Friends of America, like Egypt's Mubarak and recent road to Damascus convert Qaddafi, who were tyrants of various degrees, learned that we would not support them effectively dealing with domestic unrest and that we would actively support their countrymen's efforts to depose them, even if they used rubber bullets.
Tyrants who were our solid enemies, like in Syria and Iran, on the other hand, learned that they could put down protests brutally, with live non rubber bullets and arrests and torture, and we would do squat.
Our friends get deposed and bombed; our enemies have nothing bad happen to them, under Obama.
Those are not the lessons I want the Muslim extremists to learn.
Labels: Obama; foreign policy