Thursday, May 13, 2010

Leery About Elena

The Republicans will vote against nearly every nomination
It doesn’t matter what one’s done or what’s their station
it’s all about the fact that they are across the aisle
They want to let all their constituents have a smile
So please don’t let this process fill you with frustration

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Romantic Verse

A romantic young fellow named Will,
Used to bring his ladies to his still.
They greatly enjoyed his brew.
Made from the best mountain dew
which he tried very hard not to spill.

Jupiter loses a stripe

Its observed Jupiter has lost a stripe
And now scientists have a new gripe
Conservatives may have much to say
Why the stripe has lost its way
and MSM will be blessed with new type

Jupiter has lost one of its prominent stripes, leaving its southern half looking unusually blank. Scientists are not sure what triggered the disappearance of the band.

Jupiter's appearance is usually dominated by two dark bands in its atmosphere – one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere.

But recent images taken by amateur astronomers show that the southern band – called the south equatorial belt – has disappeared.

The band was present at the end of 2009, right before Jupiter moved too close to the sun in the sky to be observed from Earth. When the planet emerged from the sun's glare again in early April, its south equatorial belt was nowhere to be seen.
No cover

This is not the first time the south equatorial belt has disappeared. It was absent in 1973 when NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft took the first closeup images of the planet and also temporarily vanished in the early 1990s.

The bands may normally appear dark simply because pale, high-altitude clouds prevalent in other regions of the planet are missing there, revealing darker clouds below, says Glenn Orton of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "You're looking into different layers of the cloud structures of the planet," he told New Scientist.

According to this theory, the south equatorial belt disappears when whitish clouds form on top of it, blocking our view of the darker clouds. But it is not clear what causes these whitish clouds to form in the south equatorial belt at some times and not others, Orton says.

The disappearance of the belt comes at a time of widespread – but mysterious – change on Jupiter, which has seen changes to the colour of other bands and spots in its atmosphere. "There has been a lot going on," Orton says.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A fun holiday is coming!

May 12th is International limericks Day! Here is a limerick to commemorate that occasion

It’s Limerick Day — did you hear —
It needs to be every day of the year
I like them both ribald or refined
They help me through the daily grind
So I raise a brew to thee Edward Lear

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A limerick in honor of Mothers Day

A hard-working mother named May
Had very little time for play
Although she worked very hard
Her disposition was not marred
So she felt very pleased every day

Monday, May 3, 2010

Another limerick 5/3/10

An eccentric soprano named Brett
Used to cap underwater oil wells on a bet
And it is really so sad
her abilities have gone bad
So Gulf Coast needs can't be met

Assorted limericks by moi

An eccentric soprano named Brett
Voted for every politician she met.
She voted for Herr Obama
and despite all the trauma
She didn't have any regret

A wealthy old woman named Kate
Went fishing with scorpion as bait
She liked things her exotic
Twas something hypnotic
When it stung she didn’t feel great.

A miserly fellow name Joe
Had a fall and injured his toe
It took a turn bad
And was quite sad
Cause when the docs
wanted to operate
he said, no.


There once was a baker, Lenore
who cultured yeast into something more
As she started to drink
she lost her ability to think
And couldn’t tell the ceiling from the floor

A symphony cellist named Kate
Grew bigger from the food she ate.
When eating a whole veal
Met he requirements for a meal.
She used her kitchen table as a plate

An unemployed person named Nick
When working usually took sick
He excelled in excuses
He used many ruses
Cause working was not a scene he’d pick

A woman whose hair was quite gray,
Was opinionated with lots to say
She’d talk a blue streak
Endlessly each week
As she frightened her beaus away.


There’s a hint of sweet spring in the air
and I have a peaceful feeling, quite rare
Though bullets may fly
in both June and July
On my spring vacation I haven’t a care.