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San Francisco State University grad (Psychology).

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Nothing to do with the solar eclipse, but a great website that has updated solar info & photos


They're on vacation this week, so no regular updates until August 25.
However, current space-weather data and imagery are available in real time

The current solar wind speed is 559.7 mph
Sunspot activity is low right now
Check out Lasco C2 real time photo of the sun taken from SOHO
(Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) satellite orbiting the sun 24/7

What's your favorite song or songs from 1965?

Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys
King of the Road - Roger Miller
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds
Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
We Gotta' Get out of This Place - The Animals
All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks

Senate Republicans getting fed up with Trump

The Hill
August 20, 2017

President Trump's relationship with Senate Republicans is deteriorating every day.

Senate Republicans are getting fed up with what they see as Trump's lack of discipline and chaotic leadership style.
Several are criticizing him more openly than ever before.

The sharpest critique came from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) who told constituents in Chattanooga that Trump "has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful."

GOP strategists say Corker was likely unhappy with Trump's improvised line a week and a half ago about how threats from North Korea "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."

Trump's comment was one of the latest examples of an unscripted moments undermining his administration's or his party's more carefully crafted strategy.
"I suspect the fire and fury business got Corker's attention because that came out of nowhere," said Rich Galen, a Republican strategist, who called Corker "a truly decent man" who has "just had enough."

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Friday criticized Trump for not unequivocally condemning the white supremacists who clashed with liberal protesters in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

Meanwhile, senators have rallied behind Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), one of Trump's most outspoken critics, after the president tweeted Thursday morning that he was glad to see that conservative candidate Kelli Ward is running against him in the GOP primary.
Trump called Flake "toxic."


What's your favorite song or songs from 1961?

There are many great songs from 1961, including the following:

Runaway - Del Shannon
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Bristol Stomp - The Dovells
Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
Quarter to Three - Gary U.S. Bonds
Who Put The Bomp - Barry Mann
Blue Moon - The Marcels

Any fans of Trailer Park Boys out there? - Favorite episode and/or character?

My favorite episode is the one where Ricky took a job as a cop at the mall; and then busted Bubbles for stealing shopping carts.

My favorite character is Bubbles, who wears spectacles which magnify his eyes to an unusual extent.
Bubbles lives in a shed with many cats, earns a meager living by fixing broken shopping carts, and gets upset when Ricky & Julian fight.

Julian always has a rum & coke in his hand.

My least favorite character is Randy, the "Shirtless Wonder"

Name a song with an animal in the title

Crocodile Rock - Elton John

What's your favorite song from 1960?

Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison

GOP Debates Retroactive Tax Cuts

The Hill
August 11, 2017

Republicans are debating whether parts of their tax-reform package should be retroactive in order to boost the economy by quickly putting more money in people's wallets.

Already under pressure to secure a significant legislative victory prior to next year's midterm elections, some Republicans argue that having tax changes take effect as early as January 2017 could help their cause.

The House Ways and Means and the Senate Finance committees are weighing the issue as they write legislation that can be introduced after the August recess.

Those pushing for retroactive tax changes in recent days include several prominent Republicans.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said last week that retroactive tax cuts are important so that the benefits of the tax changes are realized sooner.

"We need to make it retroactive so that we unleash the cash and the capital that is sitting there that's waiting to be invested," Meadows said.

Publishing executive Steve Forbes, who backed President Trump during the 2016 presidential election, said Tuesday in an op-ed for his magazine that it's crucial for tax cuts to be retroactive.

"Very important, the GOP must make these reductions retroactive to the beginning of 2017," he wrote.
"We want this tax bill to kick up the economy ASAP. And it wouldn't hurt if people got big tax refunds next April."


What's your favorite song from 1958?

To Know Him is to Love Him - The Teddy Bears

Your favorite quote or scene from Porkys?

WENDY (Answering the phone at the diner)

PEE WEE (Disguising his voice)
Hi, I'm looking for a friend of mine...He's supposed to be there.

Uh, what's his name?

His name is Michael Hunt....Um, Mike....Mike Hunt

OK, just hang on a minute
(Raising her voice to address the patrons)
Is Mike Hunt here?
(Pee Wee laughs)
Mike Hunt?
I'm looking for Mike Hunt?
Has anybody seen Mike Hunt?
(Patrons begin to cackle)

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