Thursday, October 1, 2015

I Hate Mercury...

It is as if Mercury is sitting in my living room, drinking my premium scotch and smirking at me while laying back in my brown leather Laz-Y-Boy recliner. I hate Mercury when it's in retrograde.

You may not believe in such things, but after 2 week of my DSL line being down because of a "construction mistake" and the "upgrade" to my Ipad taking 8 hours to "correct", Mercury in retrograde is just pure evil. Needless to say, with so many celestial events in the last week - Pope sightings and Blood Moon lunar eclipse* - I am now a believer and I am exhausted from the stress.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Mercury seems like such a small, insignificant planet just out there next to the Sun all molten and stuff, but it is has to power to wreak havoc everywhere on Earth or maybe just in my living room...while drinking my scotch and lounging on my recliner. It's pure evil.

By contrast, national politics, domestic social issues, and international politics just seem so insignificant. So, I don't have anything but celestial wars to fight right now. And if Mercury hasn't done enough damage, now there's a freaking hurricane heading my way!!!

Let's open the floor to discuss anything other than Mercury...

*Hopefully you got a glimpse of the Blood Moon/Lunar eclipse because it was spectacular!


LL said...

I like Mercury. I just do.

Anthony said...

Bernie Sanders is catching up to Clinton in the money race and in her State emails rejected a symbolic gay friendly move because she feared Fox News might attack her over it.

She is an incredibly terrible candidate. Not necessarily doomed (her biggest asset is her opposition) but she would be if she had stronger, saner opponents.

Sanders, in short, isn’t having to work for the money he’s raising. Much of it is pouring in online. Clinton, by contrast, has labored hard for her cash. Though her campaign said that 93 percent of the third-quarter donations were in amounts of $100 or less, she also attended nearly 60 fundraisers this quarter. Sanders, meanwhile, held only seven fundraisers in the same period.

Both candidates' campaigns said that the money they raised was for primary funds exclusively. But while the Sanders campaign revealed how much cash it currently has on hand -- $25 million -- the Clinton campaign did not. Clinton's team had about $29 million in cash-on-hand after the second quarter.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has lately positioned herself on the forefront of gay rights, but tucked into a newly disclosed batch of her emails is a reminder that she had long taken a more cautious approach to the issue.

While secretary of State, Clinton personally intervened in early 2011 to reverse a policy change at the State Department that had been a symbolic gesture to nontraditional families, the messages show. She fretted that the change would give fodder to Fox News to attack her.

Anthony said...

The greatest hero of the 21st century will not be charged for killing some anonymous person who never even had a single sex change. The old Simpsons song about LA celebrities immediately came to mind when I read the decision.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has decided that Caitlyn Jenner will not be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter or any crime in connection with a car crash last February that left one woman dead, reports TMZ.

The district attorney's office made the decision after receiving a report from the LA County Sheriff's Department in mid-August and found that the 65-year-old's conduct was not "unreasonable" based on all the facts presented in the report.

Investigators had determined that Jenner was not speeding, but she was still traveling at an unsafe speed for road conditions when her Cadillac Escalade rear-ended two cars, pushing Kim Howe’s car into oncoming traffic, causing the fatal crash.

You're Checkin’ In: This satirical swipe at glamourised celebrity rehab clinics won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics - and rightly so. "I should put you away where you can't kill or maim us," sings a judge, waving his hammer at a Robert Downey Jr lookalike movie star in trouble with the law. "But this is L.A. and you're rich and famous."

Anthony said...

Two days ago Rush thanked his listeners for helping make one of his books a bestseller on Amazon and warned them that liberals want to genetically modify them to prevent global warming.

Some widely ridiculed academic once proposed it, so now Rush felt compelled to share this credible thread with his listeners. He told them they could read the article for themselves, but warned them they would have to enter the Gawker network in order to do so. I took the plunge. If you have the courage, you can too.

In 2012 a philosopher named Matthew Liao co-authored a paper that proposed altering human biology to combat climate change. In the paper, Liao and his colleagues propose a number of possible changes to human biology to help us combat climate change. When the paper came out, it got a lot of attention. Some people thought that Liao and his colleagues were trolling the academic community or that it was some sort of early April Fools joke. Bill McKibbon, a prominent environmental advocate Tweeted that the suggestions in the paper were the “worst climate change solutions of all time.” And, of course, climate skeptics thought it was totally insane to alter human genetics in response to a problem they do not believe in.
I’m not saying we’re one step away from Nazi-style eugenics here. But this is a road we’ve been down before, and it didn’t end well for us. So we should think carefully about this possible future. Climate change is a really tough problem. It’s going to require a whole lot of different (and even weird) solutions to make the future livable and just. But we can’t forget history as we forge into the future.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, It could be worse. It could be Pluto squatting on your lawn! Or Uranus in ascension... that sounds really bad too.

Yes, I'm still a high schooler mentally. :D

Critch said...

My wife has accused me of laying around and drinking premium Scotch and doing nothing...they're funny that way.

BevfromNYC said...

LL - If you insist on liking Mercury then I shall be forced to demand that you leave...;-D

BevfromNYC said...

Anthony -
1. This is why Hillary is not fit to hold any public office. She worries to much about what Fox News thinks about her.

2. As for Jenner (maybe it is just easier to refer by the last name since it isn't gender-specific), I am not too worried about this issue. I am almost certain that the families of the people who were injured and died are going to sue for all that Jenner is worth.

3.Yeah, we aren't too far off from just euthanizing useless humans - probably going to be anyone over the age of 75. But the conversation about "climate change" needs to be about what it really is about - finding a cheap, clean, renewable source of energy, not about "climate". Because our "climate" has been changing with or without human intervention for about 6 billion years. [See: Most of North America was covered in a giant sheet of ice and ended up melting away and creating the Grand Canyon]

BevfromNYC said...

Btw - Did you hear the one about how Putin is now bombing the rebels in Syria and not ISIS and has called up 150,000 troops? And Iran is poised to help them. And Abbas officially raised the flag of Palestine at the UN and has dropped any pretense of trying to make peace with Israel.

Yeah, Obama has managed to completely unravel and destroy every foreign policy achievement of the last 70 years.

BevfromNYC said...

Oh, yeah, and now Obama is rethinking that whole completely-pulling-all-of-the-troops-out-of-Afghanistan-like-he-with-in-Iraq thingy. Maybe it had something to do with the Taliban taking over Kunduz..

BevfromNYC said...

"...It could be Pluto squatting on your lawn! Or Uranus in ascension..."

Well, Uranus is in the bathroom taking a bubble bath and Pluto is now occupying my TV remote and won't give it up...and he keeps growling. What's up with that?

BevfromNYC said...

Critch - You're Mercury, aren't you??? Admit it.

Koshcat said...

Thinking distant planets have any effect on your life is so primitive. On a positive note, by biorhythms are all at a near high although my absolute peak will be Oct. 29, 2016.

BevfromNYC said...

Koshcat - If I add that most likely aliens are causing Mercury to retrograde and wreak havoc on earthlings, would that make it less primitive?

Are "biorhythms" like drums and bongos?

Kit said...

No post tonight, sorry folks.

But maybe tomorrow afternoon!

Rustbelt said...

"It could be Pluto squatting on your lawn! Or Uranus in ascension... that sounds really bad too."



Okay, that's it. As an esteemed representative of L.A.M.E. (Loves of All Matters Extraterrestrial*), it's my job to alert you that this is your second strike and final warning!
Any more quips involving the most overused joke in all astronomy, (that being related to the seventh planet from the sun), and L.A.M.E. will take action.
We intend to skip the "whole jury of your peers" crap and go straight to the sentence: You will be tied down to a chair with your eyes taped open. From this position, you will be forced to watch a 72-hour loop of the movies "500 Days of Summer," "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy," "Elf," and "The Happening."

Remember, this is your FINAL warning!

(*- Thank you, Svengoolie!)

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