Monday, 24 August 2009

An amazing photo taken within the eye of Huricane Bill

Kelvin-Helmholtz instability waves in the eye of Bill



Photo credit: Jack Parrish of NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Fighting For Health Insurance Reform

I found this email with a video request from the White House today. Please take the time to read it and view the video. Use it inform the debate about health care this must indeed be done now or make no mistake, there will be no economic long term recovery or financial safety for anyone.

Friday, 7 August 2009

President Obama's Statement On Confirmation of Judge Sotomayor

The following is the President's statement on video after the 68-31 vote affirming Judge Sotomayor's appointment to be the 111th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Judge Sotomayor is scheduled to be sworn in by Chief Justice Roberts this Saturday (9.Aug. 2009). She will become the first Hispanic justice of the court and only the third female justice. She is an affirmation to me that all is possible in the United States regardless of one's race, gender or station of birth. I can only imagine the source of pride she is to all people of Hispanic heritage and to all reasonable women regardless of their ideological disposition.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

HST Jupiter Image

 

The Hubble Space Telescope was taken out of calibration mode today to image the new gigantic impact sight on Jupiter in the south polar region. The image was taken with the uncalibrated (and new) Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) in the visible spectrum. The illustration drawn on it by NASA clearly show degradation due to atmospheric turbulence in the impace sight which is larger than the planet earth.
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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

President Throws Down Gauntlet On Health Care

One taken from the playbook of Lyndon Johnson who was the last president able to pass fundamental change legislation through congress (think Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, Medicare, Medicaid et al):

Saturday, 27 June 2009

President Obama's Weekly Web Video (On House Passage Of Clean Energy Act)

This is an event likely to enter history alongside initial house or senate passage of Social Security, Civil Rights, Voting Rights, and Medicare. Please enjoy. I cannot approach here the simple grace and dignity of the president's video statement.


Thursday, 25 June 2009

President Obama On "Public Option"

In answering a question from Jack Tapper (ABC) in yesterday's press conference I believe the president make a powerful and simple rationale for why he strongly urges an option for people to choose a health-care plan run by the federal government to compete with any/all private plans in the proposed "exchanges".

The video:

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

President Obama's Statement Re: Iran (Tuesday 23.Jun.2009)

The President today in his opening remarks to the sixth full press conference of his presidency made a powerful moral and literal case for the American people's outrage at the violent suppression of the freedom of assembly and speech by the Iranian government of it's own people. In my opinion this statement is far more powerful than the cheap and easy words of Senator McCain or his stooge Senator Graham. Please watch:

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Keith Olbermann's Comments On Prop. 8

In the fews days since the hate-filled decision by the CA Supreme Court to create a bizarre 3 part system of apartheid in regards marriage, I came upon this commentary from MSNBC's Keith Olbermann posted to Daily Kos. I could not agree more nor say it better as a member of the now totally unprotected minority of people that may not legally marry. I live in NY state but this nontheless impacts me both strongly and directly.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

President Obama's First East Room Prime Time Speech

My early childhood memory of JFK come back to me. The world is indeed watching and hoping that the United States can once again return to the moral leadership of the world. It seems to me we just might.

Friday, 6 February 2009

President Obama's Stimulus Speech Dem Caucus Retreat

Say what anyone will to attempt to negate this man's greatness, you'll not likely convince me or the world. Underestimate him at your own peril naysayers.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

DemConWatch Called This "An Instant Classic"

I could not agree more. My earliest childhood memories were of the inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1961 and I have to say even that cannot compare to the wonderful events about to unfold 21 Jan 2009.