Featuring new videos from Kris Kristofferson and Bearfoot.
What’s on your mind tonight?
Hey Eureka – new Kris…
Aloha, ES…! Long time no see…! ;-)
Hail muse ES!
Hey, did they change the search function? Not sure it looks at the comments any more… does it? Tried to find a few choice recent comments in the past few days, but it comes back bupkis.
Dangit, newt, ya beat me to the zed…! ;-)
CT… he ‘s alive!
Not on purpose, I swear…
Zed is newt.
Here is one for Alan Grayson
Hi Hmmm… lots of changes. I so rarely used internal search on the old system.. I wouldn’t know.
I use teh google
whatever search words followed by site:firedoglake.com and google worked best for me.
If Keck got images of the plume, will they be publishing any time soon?
What finds! I’ve always like Kristofferson Thanks for intro to Bearfoot, they’re great.
Yep, the aliens on the dark side didn’t retaliate against us…! ;-)
“I have been called a lot of things, but this tears it.”
Hi Margot.. Glad you liked them. Loved the simplicity of Kris’s video.
Fat chance…! Keck has the worst record on releasing any images to the general public and they jealously guard their intranet usage so us peons can’t even have a look-see…! 8-(
Wow, thanks ES,
Ooooh, excellent tip! Thank ye kindly, sir.
Alan said “hissy fits” too funny.
“But… you’re dead! We killed you!!”
Sorry, we watched RoboCop the other night, Pulp Fiction shortly before that.
Was that for me? *sheepish grin*
I still have not taken photos. We have so much fun running around outside I never think of the camera till later on.
She has restless kitty syndrome, real bad. *s*
Why is Keck so chintzy with the images? That doesn’t make sense…
You are welcome.. wish I could thank whoever taught me that trick.. it’s a lifesaver.
From Zed (aka dead):
“Grisly. I’m sure you slept very well.”
It’s funded primarily from the Cal State system and private big donor$, and, they have a lot of serious dickheads that are in charge…! I’m not really sure, but, that about sums it up…!
I’ll quit when you confess she’s an imaginary playmate *g*
Cal State? You mean UC, yes? Cal State doesn’t have $$$ for research on that scale, except maybe SDSU. The SDSU money would be Federal bux (NSF), anyway.
Bearfoot — pretty amazing.
Dickheads in charge would explain it, though. Have they ever been able to link the two scopes up as planned? I’d heard through the grapevine they were having some problems with it, but that was a long time ago.
Oh she’s real alright.. I’ve never had such a personable cat.
Please do keep after me.. I need kitty pics. You know the grow so fast.
The whole UC system takes part… Caltech has it’s own observatory up here too…!
CT, Did you all monitor the plumage? I still have not watched.. had NASA television on for a while this weekend in hope of a replay. But nooooo.
From what I’ve heard they’ve been able to sync the two scopes for awhile now…!
Bearfoot is surprising.
NASA completely flubbed the cams for the visual impact… I was kicked off the mtn 2 1/2 hrs prior to impact… Cost me half a night’s pay… Ironically, I got home 5 mins prior to impact and I was yelling at the TV to have them lower the cam a mere degree and they’d have caught the plume… Altho the plume didn’t rise but a few meters above the crater’s walls…!
I’m off to sit up with The Sweetie for a while. She’s got a cold and feels punk.
It’s been very very good to sit up with all of you, my friends. I miss all y’all and will try to be around more often like I used to be.
Be excellent to each other, and sweet dreams to all.
UC and CSU are entirely separate systems. UC has the research mission, CSU has a teaching and pedagogy research mission. That was codified in the Donahoe Act of 1960 (a/k/a the California Master Plan for Higher Ed). Basically, the CSU campuses were screwed because they didn’t get a seat at the table. Clark Kerr (then President of the UC system) masterminded the whole thing.
SDSU is the exception: they were locked out of offering doctorates by the Donahoe Act, so they did it with postdocs instead. I’m really surprised more schools didn’t follow that model: there are real advantages to hiring postdocs instead of graduate students. They’re a little more expensive, but much more capable and require much less in the way of system resources.
CT, you are a famous man! Even if the degree was off…it is great to hear about it.
They really are.. I want to hear more…)
And I want them to play in Eureka Springs.
Thanks, I am glad you enjoy it.
Heh, a legend… in my own mind, eh…? ;-)
Well, time for me to earn my paycheck… See ya’ll in an hour…!
Well, good night, folks.
I have young minds to pollute with liberal things like facts tomorrow.
How far away is Fayetteville?
And they’re in Berkeley later this month.
Good to see you, Hmmm. G’ night.
About 60 miles one way. April 10th!
CT, May I ask why they booted you off the mountain? Seems awfully rude of them.
And.. I guess if the plume didn’t make it beyond the crator.. the mission was a dud?
sounds like a plan
nite hmmm, bct
A man seen dressed as a ninja on the side of the road in Vernon, Conn., swinging nunchucks and yelling about wanting to beat up Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), was arrested Saturday and released to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
According to the Hartford Courant, 30-year-old Garland Eastman became calm and cooperative once police pulled out their tasers and bean bags. He was charged with breach of peace.
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10 to 1 odds the police will tie this guy to a Lefty blog and the MSM will lead with this story for 3 days Drudge and Rush will say he is connected to us even before the police confirm it.
Of course the police never announce right away when Right wing nut cases shoot us! But now the MainStreamMedia will do another false equivalency.
Thanks, CT, for sending a response. See you on FB.
I’m finally out. Damn, those cuffs were tight.
Forde’s activities before she, Jason Bush and Albert Gaxiola were arrested in the home-invasion killings of Arivaca residents Brisenia Flores her father Raul, and the attempted murder of Brisenia’s mother.
Adams, 59, said he reported Forde to federal agents after receiving the e-mail. He declined to identify the agency until he receives permission from them, but said he contacted the agency’s “intel division.”
A spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, which has an intel division in this area, said it had not had contact with Adams.
Around the time of Forde’s arrest, Adams said, he heard from others in the movement that Forde was recruiting people to help her confront the drug cartels.
Not once does the News article mention they killed a nine year old girl. This guy reported her to somebody and when a gun nut thinks another gun nut is dangerous that says to me at least investigate.
Still the Media played this down especially Rush and Fox.
Todays story about a Ninja Front page.
You I thought it was Jane:) I’m sure someone official will ask her a few questions after all Joe is the GOP’s favorite Senator.
Well.. I guess the Baucas bill passage is a certainty tomorrow.
I guess you forgot to bring your signed copy of a Billo book.. in order to throw them off track.
Funny how Joe is now trying to pass don’t ask don’t tell and suddenly that very day he is threatened. Does anyone else smell a Plant?
Listen, Jane paid for the ninja duds, and threw my bail (eventually), but I mistakenly brought Naomi Klein’s latest tome. That did not go over well.
It was bloody rude of ‘em…! They said they wanted no ‘distractions’ as the reason for giving us the boot… They just called us in now because they’re utilizing Natural Guide Star observations… The mission was a success, or so I was told by the Gemini crew…
Just tell Joe you are a card carrying member of AIPAC… all will be forgiven.
I haven’t been on FB in eons…! ;-)
If them Al Queda dudes hadn’t been dressed like me in those training videos, I could have pulled it off.
Joe has been off even Jane’s radar for how long? Last time he made news it was that Sarah got picked as McCain’s VP instead of him.
If this guy is not a blogger then he is angry about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in which case the Right Wing Media will have a laugh for a day and burry the story. No mention of how the Crazy person listened to Right wing talk Radio and Fox news. I wonder if Beck or Rush threatened or suggested harm to Joe for backing don’t ask don’t tell?
Joe of course will say that all the Ninja’s in the world won’t stop him from fighting for Gay rights!
The Plant might be GOP might be Rahm’s or even Joe’s if its not a Blogger.
What you messed up the Job I’m surprised Jane bailed you out:)
Sodium layer laser guide star adaptive optics.
in his last election we learned he’s not a model of scrupulousness – eg, his alleged web site attack.
Was Joe even driving on that road that day I thought he was in Washington?
Better luck next time… How’s about DiFi instead… She’s now pushing for a Surge in Afghanistan like right now…! WTF…?
I would say last major Joe news.. was when the Senate Dems allowed him to keep his Homeland Security Committee Chair.
I don’t know where RGJoe was, but under Huckleberry’s skirt would be my first guess.
True thats why I think Joe might have set this up. The goof could give the GOPers with guns cover! I am not happy. Well the thought of Jane roasting Joe in a post again many of those posts were her funniest:)
I saw an interesting t.v. interview by Charlie Rose. He spoke with a Harvard professor on political philosophy and morality. The man discussed different aspects of our thinking wrt certain political positions and ways of thinking.
He raised an interesting question about how a society functions based on how the moral understanding of it’s people decides some basic questions.
For example, here in America we have a larger divide between the rich and poor than any time since 1929. I wonder, do the Rich in other places in the world emulate us, use us as an excuse or just do as all Rich do. In Moscow, Buenos Aires, Islamabad, Riyadh, London?
What morality says it’s alright to deny healthcare to a child while the Rich have no similar problems? What morality is that?
What morality says it’s alright to deny a people a livelihood and thus require them to work in the black market (perhaps selling drugs) just to survive?
I don’t seek to indict anyone, but there are less than perfect arrangements in many places in the world and we all must be open to discussing them and trying to find better ways to function for ourselves and future generations.
Have you ever seen a child smile and laugh when they have stolen something and they think they’re getting away with it. I saw that with adults when the Republicans (and Bush) were in charge of the U.S. gov’t. I also saw it tonight.
Tonight I watched Tzipi Livni give a speech to the Knesset in Israel. Her opposition, including Netanyahu, were smiling, laughing, sometimes yelling out to disrupt her speech and generally acting like bratty children. Didn’t their parents teach them to behave? I can’t help but think their political system is as broken as California and the people are a bit too placid (or tired) to protest and force change. They may be able to bear it for now, but it only makes me admire some Iranian protesters more for their courage and it makes me wonder what change in the lives of typical Israelis would encourage them to begin thinking that this dysfunctional government is really unbearable. Sure sure there are Katoushkas hitting southern Israel, but what will change their overall view from military defense to peace offense.
On the one hand the hard Right feel SECURITY is everything and they shouldn’t negotiate with anyone or even talk. Livni said you can do that to protect Israel, but in the end LOSE ISRAEL with that policy. She said what they needed was leadership with a vision for a lasting security found in peace with their neighbors.
But, as I said, Netanyahu and his colleagues just laughed and talked to one another. Can they hear? How much public noise would there have to be for them to realize another direction is needed. Already Livni won the popular vote. Can Netanyahu hear her or others in Israel who want a lasting peace instead of just more missiles, tanks and rifles?
The clock is ticking.
That be’s exactly what they run here at Gemini and Keck… The only two observatories up here that do utilize lasers, since Subaru’s laser was knocked out of service by that rattler we had a few years back…!
The Senator from California can go pound salt. She is the shame of our state, and that’s saying something, considering the brain-donor in the Governor’s chair.
Did Fox or Rush issue any threats to Joe today?
Does she want to kill every single Taleban person in the country? Surge to do what?
Building a nation is good, but it’s not our nation. It’s theirs, for good or bad.
For example, here in America we have a larger divide between the rich and poor than any time since 1929. I wonder, do the Rich in other places in the world emulate us, use us as an excuse or just do as all
Actually the GOP is following Mexico the rich pay almost no taxes check. The rich run the government and bleed the government dry mostly oil revenue while in America war profiteers bleed the troops check.
Infrastructure is not replaced in critical industries in Mexico the oil wells need new tech here we have how many bridges that need repairs now?
Karl Rove wanted to create a GOP majority here forever. Mexico had 50? years of one party rule then the right wing party of Mexican President Fox stole the election before Bush stole his election.
My sentiments exactly…! Btw, that’s truly a different tone from Livni, I wonder if she’s pushing back as FM against all that sabre rattling Bibi is doing against Iran…! He’s been saying of late that he’ll take out that recently disclosed Nuke site if somebody else doesn’t(namely us…)!
Tonight I watched Tzipi Livni give a speech to the Knesset in Israel. Her opposition, including Netanyahu, were smiling, laughing, sometimes yelling out to disrupt her speech and generally acting like bratty children. Didn’t their parents teach them to behave?
I think they are Authoritarian bullies most kids are better behaved.
…considering the brain-donor in the Governor’s chair.
Ah, that’s not a very nice thing to call Ah-nuld…! ;-)
I speak with more and more old friends who own small businesses these days… most of them have been in business for at least ten, often twenty or more years.
All of them have told me they are not health insured because of the price. These hard working folks are no longer living “middle class” lifestyles.. you can see it in their eyes, their demeanor… haven’t been for several or more years. You know what that means for any employee they have.
Something has got to give.
Already Livni won the popular vote.
For what job can her and her party change things Bibi well as long as he is in charge there will be no peace.
Truly, he is a disaster, and for once, the Dems in the race aren’t complete hacks. No.More.Angelides.
The JoeL posts here were high entertainment. On another thread someone suggested FDL jammies should be put on sale at Cafe Press.
Immediately came to mind, they should be longhandles with Joe’s face on the flap.
There is so much humor there, I don’t know where to start.
I don’t expect politicians to be models of scrupulousness. But I expect something better than a whiny baby saying “He jammed my web site! I can’t prove it but he did, i just know it! Wahh.”
I mean really, how weak.
Really pisses me off that she has such a conspicuous financial conflict of interest re the military. Particularly after the announcement of her husband’s new contract.
OMG, Firedoglake thongs at cafe press. I kid you not. (scroll down)
Jammies are a great idea.
Garland G Eastman Sr
August 2nd, 2009 3:08 pm ET
When will America wake up the Insurance Company are Paying the Republian to stop the health bill and some Dem have got on the boat that why they are delating it to get money How can a country spent more on other countries than it willing to spent on it on People.
From Anderson Cooper 360 This might be the guy he might be one of ours.
That would kill romance :)
Isn’t L.A.’s mayor (I’m not even gonna attempt to spell it) tossing his hat in the ring…! Btw, I agree completely about Der Gropenfuhrer…! ;-)
Imagine if RGJoe were running against someone with the stuff of Alan Grayson…
“Lieberman, if it is proven false that my campaign rogered your webbie, will you promise to kiss my hairy ass on the 50 yard line of the SuperBowl halftime show?
Nut-up, you crybaby.”
Shucks, Jane’s not modeling them…! (kidding, mods…!)
And SF Mayor Gavin Newsome, who has some serious skills, and former Governor Jerry Brown, who knows how to run a state.
It’s one ting when voters fall for articulate salesmen (women). But when it’s some whiney ugly excuse for a human being like Joe or Mitch McConnell… and so many others. You know something has gone terribly awry.
All the true ‘leaders’ don’t want to put themselves(nor their families) through the meatgrinder that is a campaign…! Particularly in today’s 24/7 newscycle…!
Didn’t Prop 13(?) occur on Brown’s watch…? The one that hamstrung the taxation…
Agreed… And only ugly people are willing to do what the paymasters demand.
I thought it was Reagan?
I’m not even sure that shlub initially acknowledged there was any lack of proof. My contempt for him knows no bounds. *G*
I believe it was passed in ’77 or ’78…
It was ’78…
Yep. He fought it and lost in court, then refused to use a state surplus to offset it a little. But it didn’t matter – once the courts upheld it, we were doomed.
It was June ’78
You know all we FDLers are all suspects in the Lefty conspiracy to Stop Joe:) Heck I think a few more of us might try and claim credit.
Funny. I hope FDL benefits.
Any bets on who will be more hysterical about this story Drudge and Rush or Holy Joe?
No, he didn’t. But it was sort of “well my website’s down, draw your own conclusions.”
Well.. the finance committee is on CSPAn 10 am to 12pm tomorrow. Think I will call it a night and try to catch it in the morning.
Good night firedogs.
Rather ironic that Reagan used it as a springboard to the presidency and Brown ended up wearing it like an Albatross around one’s neck…!
ES, I’m lucky to say I’ve seen Bearfoot twice at Strawbery Music Fest in the past few years.
And once, at CBA Father’s Day Fest, in Grass Valley, CA.
They are great on stage, and fun in the camp jams.
Thanks for bringing them to the attention of the Firepup Freedom Fighters.
Only the late and lamented Reel Time Travelers have jived me like Bearfoot has.
Great old timey, blue/new grassy torch/swing gypsy music, all in one!
Aloha, ES…! It was great chatting with ya again…! 8-)
Larue, did you get caught up again in moderation…? ;-)
Some call it irony, but here in CA, we call it destiny.
Raygun rode his parsimonious nature to the White House, and the country sucked it up like beer.
A whole new genre, eh…? Say it 3 times quickly…!
I actually voted for him in ’84, I blame it on youthful inexperience…! The one and only time that I voted repug… However, I did vote for Nader in ’00…!
However, I did vote for Nader in ‘00…!
Oh yeah, you’re redeemed.
Reagan destroyed CA, so thoroughly, Brown never stood a chance.
And then, he went and didn’t do so well, either.
And Prop 13 kinda sunk him further.
Newsom? I’m not a fan of his. Another corporate shill.
I’d rather vote for Brown, anything but a GOP member.
But without repeal of the 2/3rds legislature issue, NO one can fix this state.
Heh, especially since I voted here in the Isles which Gore took overwhelmingly…!
But without repeal of the 2/3rds legislature issue, NO one can fix this state.
Sad, but true…!
I like Newsome, and for some other things. He has takes San Francisco a long way, and health care in SF is a model of the Public Option that the country could learn a great deal from.
Between Newsome or Brown, the state, as fucked as it is, still has to overcome the initiative blockade before anything improves. You are right about the two thirds.
Immediately followed by tears and an “Our Martyr St Joe” replay.
sweet dreams eureka
I wouldn’t sacrifice a limb to see him cry tears of real electoral anguish, but pretty close.
Reidar Visser still rocks…!
i am out pups
see you all on another night
*aargh* WTF is this noise…?
…President Obama announced in March that he would be sending 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But in an unannounced move, the White House has also authorized — and the Pentagon is deploying — at least 13,000 troops beyond that number, according to defense officials.
I know why, but, as a rule the numbers announced include the support troops…
“There are admittedly some challenges over the next 10 to 12 months as we are downsizing in Iraq, and therefore any schedule for increasing in Afghanistan might have to be more gradual,” said Michael E. O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
I’m sure that Chickenhawk, O’Hanlon, is disappointed they’re not already there… Btw, why is he still gainfully employed…?
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