QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid 2018 QR1 was discovered today–nine days after it passed between Earth and the moon.
We missed it at the time because of the direction it came from. Something about the sun getting in our eyes.
But look on the bright side, so to speak.
If it had traveled only 55,000 miles to one side, we would have discovered it instantly.

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But at least he’s, like, really smart


News Headline:
“White House counsel Don McGahn will leave post in the fall.”
It may be that McGahn tired of seeing Donald Trump spell the title as “council.”
And “councel.”
Neither of which was an “unpresidented act,” as Trump has put it.
And there is always the day he “hear by” demanded an investigation.
Which he later saw was wrong and corrected to “hearby.”
After which he turned to his payoff to Stormy Daniels to hush their affair.
He wanted everyone to know that his campaign “played no roll in this transaction.”
So Trump has not been deterred:
“I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!”
Sigh.

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John McCain (1936-2018)


News Headline:
“Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain.”
News Headline: “Donald Trump doesn’t have the standing to lick John McCain’s boots’ : Republican strategist Rick Wilson.”
The many tributes to McCain this week are heartfelt.
But some are overstated.
Donald Trump has exactly the standing to lick John McCain’s boots.

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