Friday, December 11, 2009

Really COOL photo from TIME's 2009 Year In Pictures

Isn't this beautiful? I'd rather be there. Rather than this right-wing whacko, lonney tune country that we live in these days.

Can we please just outlaw the following: Scary Dick Cheney, the US political institution called Christianity, the Pope, Dim-wit Sarah Palin, Jon Gosselin, Carrie Prejean, Ann Coulter, the porcine Rush Limbaugh and all of the Tea Party people.

Please! SILENCE....the cacophony is too exhausting......Go away..........bury yourselves. Just don't inflict yourselves and your wretched screeching on this world anymore. It is just too torturous. And utterly devoid of any possible constructive benefit.

Sorry for venting but I just can't help myself anymore. We are literally barraged by the din of these whining, shrill, extremely limited individuals and their Über limited thought processes.

There is nothing intellectually required to exert and spew hatred and violent and myopic emotions. It takes no effort spiritually or philosophically to practice pure hatred. I'm not Christian (I'm actually an atheist) but as far as I'm concerned it takes more rigorous substance as a human being to overcome one's own hatreds and prejudices rather than to give in to them and feed them. Practicing hatred is simply laziness.

Hatred really is a "no-brainer."

Another World

The planet Saturn is captured in a photograph taken by the Cassini orbiter. Carolyn Porco, the leader of the Imaging Team on the Cassini mission to Saturn, comments, "This year we had the thrill of observing the Saturn equinox. That's the moment when the sun, seen from Saturn, crosses the equator going from south to north. The sun sets on the rings, illuminating them edge-on. The geometry revealed structures and phenomena in the rings we had never seen before. We saw this famous adornment spring from two dimensions into three, with some ring structures soaring as high as the Rocky Mountains. It made me feel blessed."


For more information and beautiful photos of the Cassini Project visit the link below:

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you, Mr. G...right down the line.

    And thanks for posting our glorious equinox image. It was processed here at CICLOPS in Boulder, CO. We're very proud of it.

    Carolyn Porco