36 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. thanks, jack.  love that version.

    BTW note the 1972 price on that NY cover. today’s price is $ 8.99 

  2. and in space tomorrow

    NASA testing planetary defense by crashing spacecraft into an asteroid – The Washington Post

    Heart rates are spiking in the Washington suburbs, where scientists and engineers on Monday evening hope to witness a vending-machine-sized spacecraft that is 7 million miles from Earth crash into an asteroid.
    If everything goes as planned, and the laws of gravity and motion don’t change at the last minute, this will happen at 7:14 p.m. Eastern time — or, to be precise: 7:14:23.
    There’s nothing major at stake here, other than demonstrating a technology that someday might save civilization.[continues]

  3. BBC:

    Russian soldiers who surrender to Ukraine will be treated in a “civilised manner”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
    In his nightly address, Mr Zelensky appealed to Russians to run away or surrender once at the front.
    It comes after Vladimir Putin signed a law doubling the punishment for Russian soldiers who desert or disobey orders.
    Russian human rights organisation OVD-Info reported that 700 people were arrested on Saturday, while more than 1,000 were detained earlier in the week. Unsanctioned rallies are banned under Russian law.
    Speaking in Russian – his first language – Mr Zelensky urged Russians to surrender to Ukraine rather than risk being tried as a war criminal after the conflict.
    Ukraine will treat deserters in line with international conventions and will not return anyone to Russia if they are afraid of repercussions, he said.
    “It is better to surrender to Ukrainian captivity than to be killed by the strikes of our weapons,” he added.
    President Putin signed a law on Saturday which means Russians who desert, refuse to fight, disobey orders or surrender now face 10 years in prison.

  4. My conservative friend is in Tampa with plans to visit his son in Miami. He’s arguing with our other conservative friend- his wife- over whether to stay or leave. He wants to leave, she wants to stay. I’m in the leave if you can camp.

  5. The main reason to flee a hurricane  is all the days which follow the big blow where it’s 90° and there is no air conditioning.
        Before I was 16-17 or so the only place there was A/C was at the movies or in department stores and such.
    Them were not the good old days.

  6. Judging by all the bodies trying to leave Russia trying to avoid conscription, you have to wonder how many of the soldiers currently in the military would surrender to Ukraine immediately if they didn’t have family at home who might suffer otherwise.


  7. echoing and underling craig’s LEAVE!!!

    but NOT to miami nor anywhere east close to the storm cone.  get the heck out of tampa and florida altogether – maybe a nice trip to atlanta or the smokies for a week?  

  8. Last time i fled the hurricane I had to go all the way to knoxville just to find a shitty little motel next to a Waffle House and it cost over a thousand smacks to wait for power to come back on.
    During the recession.  
    Sometimes they ain’t no easy answers.

  9. Mary Trump: “There is not going to be some mass uprising to protest the fact that Donald finally, for once in his life, is being held accountable. The real problem is that we’re probably going to run out of beer.”

  10. Jamie, one of the most amazing things is they’re drafting protesters when they arrest them. Now that’ll make some loyal soldiers, they’ll probably run to the other side.

  11. i venture Putin is planning a draw-down and needs extra troops to reinforce Russian borders to prevent Ukrainian advances, he’ll try and keep Crimea because if he loses it, he’s done

  12. changing my storm warning, pogo, for your friends in tampa:  bypass atlanta and come visit you and mrs Pogo.

    updated track/cone

    When and where will Hurricane Ian hit Florida? Here’s the updated forecast track

  13. another day, another book about you-knw-who

    Trump calls McConnell a ‘piece of s—‘ in Haberman book | The Hill

    Former President Trump called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a “piece of s—” during an interview with New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman for her forthcoming book.
    The Atlantic published an excerpt of Haberman’s book on Sunday, including Trump’s criticisms of the top Senate Republican, whose relationship with the former president soured over their disagreements on the 2020 election.
    Haberman’s book, titled “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” will be released on Oct. 4. Haberman said in the released excerpt that she interviewed Trump three times for the book following his time in the White House. [continues]

  14. Cheney just said she will campaign for Democrats against Trump Republicans for midterms, specifically said she will “do everything I can” to stop Kari Lake in Arizona Gov race

  15. I know that old Wyoming Liz probably got a head like a rock, but I can’t help but think she’s learned a bit of a thing or two out of all this.   Like it or not, Dick the dick Cheney’s daughter has become a democrat.   The HARD way.

  16. One measure of success in life, I guess, is The Number of People Who Will be Glad When You’re Dead index.

  17. A Twitter News Flash
    BREAKING: Liz Cheney just said the J6 Committee received the missing Secret Service texts and they prove that some agents LIED to the Committee.

  18. https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/25/migrants-texas-flights-desantis/

    “Perla offered migrants $10 McDonald’s gift cards if they signed waivers in which “an entire paragraph about liability and transport” and “language specifying that the journey would take place from Texas to Massachusetts” was not completely translated into Spanish, according to the class-action suit. Jose said the forms he signed were in English and that he couldn’t read them.”

    That contract for DuhSantis to avoid liability isn’t going to hold up, plus, there’s also mis-use of state funds.

    If they were misled about where they were being taken, could it be construed as kidnapping?

  19. Some one should start a gofundme for raising money to continues the payments for russian soldiers that want to defect

  20. Of a little interest is there is a bit of a push back from some population of certain countries where the “anti-war” ruskies are running.  These are the people who have dealt with the russians in the past.  They do not want them or trust them.

  21. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/09/08/italy-evicts-steve-bannons-right-wing-group-from-medieval-monastery

    Bannon tried to start a school to indoctrinate little fascists. Italy gave him the heave-ho.

    “After a protracted legal battle, the Italian culture ministry has evicted Benjamin Harnwell, a British Catholic conservative, from the 13th-century Italian monastery where he planned to launch a right-wing political academy with Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon.”

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