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Saturday Lecture Series: Early Morning Comet Pan-STARRS Lecture

by coldwarrior ( 100 Comments › )
Filed under Astronomy, Open thread, saturday lecture series, Science, Uncategorized at March 16th, 2013 - 5:00 am

Good morning, all! Welcome to an early morning lecture on Comet pan-STARRs here at the Blogmocracy Observatory. Yes its early, yes our grad ass CJ has a side table of bagels and donuts and coffee for us. So, let’s get started:

 

Comet Pan-STARRS is becoming visible in the northern hemisphere. The details are from our friends at spaceweather.com: Do read on!

 

THE MAGNITUDE OF COMET PAN-STARRS: “There seem to be a lot of pictures, but a shortage of magnitude estimates for Comet Pan-STARRS,” says Richard Keen, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Colorado. “I saw it for the first time this evening, and got a magnitude estimate before the comet slipped behind a narrow cloud bank.” Keen is an expert observer of astronomical brightness, especially that of lunar eclipses which he uses to study aerosols in the stratosphere. “The comet is magnitude +0.2 with a short, but bright vertical tail. It was quite visible to the unaided eye. After the [head of the comet] set behind the mountains, the tail was visible for two or three more minutes.”

A growing number of observers say they can see the comet with their unaided eye. Here it is on March 14th at sunset over Valley Forge, PA:

“The comet looked fantastic through my 10×70 Fujinon binoculars, and it was barely visible to the naked eye,” says photographer John Chumack. Note: “Barely visible” is an improvement over recent nights.

Visibility should continue to improve in the nights ahead as Pan-STARRS moves away from the sun. Keen’s magnitude estimate of +0.2 means that the comet is approximately twice as bright as a first magnitude star. When it is framed by darker skies, it will really stand out. Tonight when the sun goes down, step outside, face west, and take a look: sky map.

More: NASA video, 3D orbit, ephemeris, light curves.

Realtime Comet Photo Gallery

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  1. BatGuano
    1 | March 16, 2013 5:19 am

    The seeing has been pretty bad in Bakersfield, Ca. Besides the bad air pollution there has been high clouds. I hope to see it with my 7 by 50 binoculars.


  2. BatGuano
    2 | March 16, 2013 5:22 am

    BatGuano wrote:

    The seeing has been pretty bad in Bakersfield, Ca. Besides the bad air pollution there has been high clouds. I hope to see it with my 7 by 50 binoculars.

    “have been” PIMF.


  3. 3 | March 16, 2013 8:45 am

    Especially with DST, I’m just not up late enough these days…


  4. 4 | March 16, 2013 9:41 am

    Gosh, is evrybody practicing their St. Paddy’s Day hangovers or something?


  5. 5 | March 16, 2013 9:48 am

    IF I MAY TAKE A MOMENT TO INFORM….a FOUR-LEAF CLOVER has nothing to do with St. Patrick or the Irish and is NOT the same as a SHAMROCK which has THREE “leaves”. The shamrock was, as the legend goes, used by St. Patrick during the conversion of Ireland, to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) which is at once ONE and THREE entities.

    Again, a SHAMROCK (three leaves) is the symbol relating to Ireland and St. Patrick, NOT a FOUR-LEAF CLOVER!

    Thank you, now go forth and correct the misinformed. Thank you for your time.


  6. 6 | March 16, 2013 9:51 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Uh, who didn’t know that? (Says the Celt that went to parochial school…)


  7. 7 | March 16, 2013 9:54 am

    @ MacDuff:

    And along the same line, corned beef and cabbage is NOT traditional Irish food. Essentially American, adopted by the Irish (and others.) Derived from mariner’s traditional salt beef. “Corn” referred to the size of the salt pellets layered with the beef in the storage barrels.


  8. 8 | March 16, 2013 9:59 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    Uh, who didn’t know that? (Says the Celt that went to parochial school…)

    To those, such as you, who already knew it, my apologies. Alas, the ignorance on this subject is rampant, however. I’ve been watching Fox News this morning and after every commercial break they show a little St. Paddy’s themed animation adorned with four-leaf clovers.

    Every year I see the same thing, sigh…….


  9. 9 | March 16, 2013 10:01 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    And along the same line, corned beef and cabbage is NOT traditional Irish food. Essentially American, adopted by the Irish (and others.) Derived from mariner’s traditional salt beef. “Corn” referred to the size of the salt pellets layered with the beef in the storage barrels.

    Once the misinformation takes root, it’s near impossible to root it out. It takes on a life of its own.


  10. 10 | March 16, 2013 10:06 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Actually, St. Patrick’s Day is not all that big a deal in Ireland, or so I’ve been told.

    But that reminds me, I need to go get out the ROI flag…


  11. coldwarrior
    11 | March 16, 2013 10:06 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ MacDuff:
    And along the same line, corned beef and cabbage is NOT traditional Irish food. Essentially American, adopted by the Irish (and others.) Derived from mariner’s traditional salt beef. “Corn” referred to the size of the salt pellets layered with the beef in the storage barrels.

    funny how that works. its available in every pub in ireland, was served by my ex father in law at least twice a month (sundays), and i had never heard of it until i lived there.


  12. coldwarrior
    12 | March 16, 2013 10:08 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ MacDuff:
    Actually, St. Patrick’s Day is not all that big a deal in Ireland, or so I’ve been told.
    But that reminds me, I need to go get out the ROI flag…

    it wasnt until all the people who left in the 70′s and 80′s returned home from abroad.

    now its a big party there as well instead of simply a holy day


  13. 13 | March 16, 2013 10:22 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    My parents referred to corned beef, cabagge, potatos and carrots as a “New England boiled dinner.” I grew up eating it. I guess it went back across the pond with the contributions to the IRA.


  14. lobo91
    14 | March 16, 2013 10:22 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ MacDuff:
    Actually, St. Patrick’s Day is not all that big a deal in Ireland, or so I’ve been told.
    But that reminds me, I need to go get out the ROI flag…

    Sort of like Cinco de Mayo in Mexico.

    It’s an excuse for American college students to drink Corona.


  15. coldwarrior
    15 | March 16, 2013 10:25 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    My parents referred to corned beef, cabagge, potatos and carrots as a “New England boiled dinner.” I grew up eating it. I guess it went back across the pond with the contributions to the IRA.

    yeah, that and some ‘donations for the cause’.

    ;)


  16. 16 | March 16, 2013 10:39 am

    Well, I dug out the flag and got it up at least. It’s a proper flag with grommets, and all I have is one of those bracket-mounted poles for sleeved flags, so it was a bit more work, but whatever.


  17. RIX
    17 | March 16, 2013 10:40 am

    @ MacDuff:
    Morning Mac. The story told to me is that the association of corned beef
    & the Irish began in New York with immigtants.
    Cash was tight , so the would buy the cheapest cut at Jewish delis.


  18. 18 | March 16, 2013 10:43 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    My middle name is Emmet, a traditional Irish name, from the last name of Robert Emmet.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Emmet


  19. eaglesoars
    19 | March 16, 2013 10:58 am

    anybody watch Ben Carson’s speech?


  20. coldwarrior
    20 | March 16, 2013 11:04 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    anybody watch Ben Carson’s speech?

    ??? missed it.

    got called off today, was watchin the american lemans race and getting ready to brew some beer.

    gotta link?


  21. eaglesoars
    21 | March 16, 2013 11:13 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    gotta link?

    too early he just finished -- I caught the last 5 mins -- forgot it was going to be on -- I’m looking now if I find one I’ll post it


  22. eaglesoars
    22 | March 16, 2013 11:17 am

    This is where it will be posted apparently. All speeches are here up to Bachman who spoke before Carson

    CPAC speeches


  23. 23 | March 16, 2013 11:21 am

    …getting ready to brew some beer.

    Gonna try my hand at making a traditional Irish soda bread myself. And I almost never do any baking -- that’s the wife’s gig. But what the hell?


  24. coldwarrior
    24 | March 16, 2013 11:49 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    …getting ready to brew some beer.
    Gonna try my hand at making a traditional Irish soda bread myself. And I almost never do any baking — that’s the wife’s gig. But what the hell?

    that is great stuff. some kerrygold butter and smoked salmon with that!

    YUM!


  25. 25 | March 16, 2013 11:51 am

    I’ve been reading up on the history of church bells in the 1741 Cyclopedia. It looks like everyone took them for granted until Saint Bede -- and it looks like when Bede was asked about the history of church bells, he made something up. (sometimes Bede does that)

    By the 680s AD, the Syrian churches were using wooden rattles. Some say that the Arabs had banned church bells.


  26. coldwarrior
    26 | March 16, 2013 12:10 pm

    Zimriel wrote:

    and it looks like when Bede was asked about the history of church bells, he made something up. (sometimes Bede does that)

    :lol:

    true! true!


  27. Guggi
    27 | March 16, 2013 12:19 pm

    Video: Ben Carson — Obama Trying to ‘Destroy the Country’

    “Let’s say somebody were [in the White House] and they wanted to destroy this nation,” Carson postulated in remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.”


  28. Lily
    28 | March 16, 2013 12:21 pm

    Mike C. wrote:

    Gosh, is evrybody practicing their St. Paddy’s Day hangovers or something?

    Nope not I. Sloooooooooooooooow day. Besides St. Paddy’s is tomorrow.
    No party for me.


  29. Lily
    29 | March 16, 2013 12:23 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    IF I MAY TAKE A MOMENT TO INFORM….a FOUR-LEAF CLOVER has nothing to do with St. Patrick or the Irish and is NOT the same as a SHAMROCK which has THREE “leaves”. The shamrock was, as the legend goes, used by St. Patrick during the conversion of Ireland, to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) which is at once ONE and THREE entities.
    Again, a SHAMROCK (three leaves) is the symbol relating to Ireland and St. Patrick, NOT a FOUR-LEAF CLOVER!
    Thank you, now go forth and correct the misinformed. Thank you for your time.

    And….you can order Shamrock seeds..I know awesome huh? I did and because of health issues never got around to planting them..plus you can even order some special dirt to plant them in. ;)


  30. huckfunn
    30 | March 16, 2013 12:26 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Video: Ben Carson — Obama Trying to ‘Destroy the Country’

    “Let’s say somebody were [in the White House] and they wanted to destroy this nation,” Carson postulated in remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.”

    Dr. Ben is right on the money and is one of the few people who has the goonads to stand up and tell it like it is. (I almost said “call a spade a spade”, but I’m glad I didn’t :mrgreen: )


  31. Lily
    31 | March 16, 2013 12:26 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Mike C. wrote:
    @ MacDuff:
    Uh, who didn’t know that? (Says the Celt that went to parochial school…)
    To those, such as you, who already knew it, my apologies. Alas, the ignorance on this subject is rampant, however. I’ve been watching Fox News this morning and after every commercial break they show a little St. Paddy’s themed animation adorned with four-leaf clovers.
    Every year I see the same thing, sigh…….

    To which I say another reason NOT to watch commericals. They are annoying and spread bad information. I perfer to download to my DVR. Plus I haven’t been watching the news …giving myself a break.


  32. coldwarrior
    32 | March 16, 2013 12:32 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    @ Guggi:

    thanks yinz!

    the good doctor’s speech is up in the ‘special report’


  33. Lily
    34 | March 16, 2013 12:34 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Video: Ben Carson — Obama Trying to ‘Destroy the Country’
    “Let’s say somebody were [in the White House] and they wanted to destroy this nation,” Carson postulated in remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.”

    Carson going straight for the jugular of obama I see. It’s a lovely thing to read…the truth for once!


  34. Lily
    35 | March 16, 2013 12:36 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Tingles: “I Don’t Understand How People Can Elect Somebody Like Ted Cruz,” Cynthia Tucker Calls Him An “Overbearing Extremist”…

    Tingles is an idiot…and on display each and everyday.


  35. huckfunn
    36 | March 16, 2013 12:37 pm

    Here’s a clue as to why there’s been a pattern of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
    Paedophilia is an illness NOT a crime, says cardinal just days after papal conclave

    The Catholic Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier, told BBC Radio 5 live that people who were abused as children and became paedophiles were not criminally responsible for their actions in the same way as somebody ‘who chooses to do something like that’.

    Cardinal Napier, who was among the 115 cardinals in the conclave at the Vatican that elected Pope Francis earlier this week, called paedophilia a ‘psychological disorder. He told the BBC: ‘Don’t tell me that those people are criminally responsible like somebody who chooses to do something like that.

    Uh-oh!


  36. coldwarrior
    37 | March 16, 2013 12:37 pm

    Fat Beagle Brewery will be up and running this afternoon!

    first up to brew: India Pale Ale


  37. Bumr50
    38 | March 16, 2013 12:37 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Part 1 at least.


  38. huckfunn
    39 | March 16, 2013 12:38 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Carson going straight for the jugular of obama I see.

    And he does it with the demeanor of a Sunday School teacher. Love it!


  39. Lily
    40 | March 16, 2013 12:41 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here’s a clue as to why there’s been a pattern of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
    Paedophilia is an illness NOT a crime, says cardinal just days after papal conclave
    The Catholic Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier, told BBC Radio 5 live that people who were abused as children and became paedophiles were not criminally responsible for their actions in the same way as somebody ‘who chooses to do something like that’.
    Cardinal Napier, who was among the 115 cardinals in the conclave at the Vatican that elected Pope Francis earlier this week, called paedophilia a ‘psychological disorder. He told the BBC: ‘Don’t tell me that those people are criminally responsible like somebody who chooses to do something like that.
    Uh-oh!

    I’m not real sure that is going to go over well with this new Pope even though he was in the conclave.


  40. 41 | March 16, 2013 12:41 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    *facepalm*


  41. Lily
    42 | March 16, 2013 12:42 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    Carson going straight for the jugular of obama I see.
    And he does it with the demeanor of a Sunday School teacher. Love it!

    I think it is awesome! Someone actully having the backbone to tell the truth!


  42. huckfunn
    43 | March 16, 2013 12:44 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    I should be able to see the Pann Starrs comet tonight provided we have clear skies. This will be my first opportunity to see it. I was in OK this past week and the skies were overcast.


  43. coldwarrior
    44 | March 16, 2013 12:46 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    I should be able to see the Pann Starrs comet tonight provided we have clear skies. This will be my first opportunity to see it. I was in OK this past week and the skies were overcast.

    give us a report! it is just damned shitmist gray here


  44. huckfunn
    45 | March 16, 2013 12:51 pm

    Lily wrote:

    I’m not real sure that is going to go over well with this new Pope even though he was in the conclave.

    I wonder how wide-spread that misguided criminal enabling theory is within the upper echelons of the Church. I hope the Pope directly contradicts that wayward cardinal.


  45. waldensianspirit
    46 | March 16, 2013 12:54 pm

    eeeheeeheeeeheee! oooowhoooowhoooo! Bwahaahaaahaaahaaaaa!!!


  46. Bumr50
    47 | March 16, 2013 12:54 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    shitmist

    Yes.

    (Assimilating new word into vocabulary…)


  47. RIX
    48 | March 16, 2013 12:55 pm

    @ Lily:
    The way the story goes, St. Patrick left Briton to minister to the Irish
    after ordination.
    He entered a culture where the provincial kings Druid had all of the prestige
    and power of the number two man.
    Patrick explains the Trinity using the Shamrock & the Druids all just rolled
    over? Gotta be more to it.


  48. Lily
    49 | March 16, 2013 12:56 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    I’m not real sure that is going to go over well with this new Pope even though he was in the conclave.
    I wonder how wide-spread that misguided criminal enabling theory is within the upper echelons of the Church. I hope the Pope directly contradicts that wayward cardinal.

    Within the upper echelons of the Church? Who knows….but I would wager a guess that not every Cardinal thinks like the other.


  49. RIX
    50 | March 16, 2013 12:57 pm

    Lily wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    Carson going straight for the jugular of obama I see.
    And he does it with the demeanor of a Sunday School teacher. Love it!

    I think it is awesome! Someone actully having the backbone to tell the truth!

    I hope that he has a food taster. Committing truth is a capital offense in the
    Age of Obama.


  50. Lily
    51 | March 16, 2013 12:58 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ Lily:
    The way the story goes, St. Patrick left Briton to minister to the Irish
    after ordination.
    He entered a culture where the provincial kings Druid had all of the prestige
    and power of the number two man.
    Patrick explains the Trinity using the Shamrock & the Druids all just rolled
    over? Gotta be more to it.

    There is always something more to it. Probably along the mystical lines…


  51. coldwarrior
    52 | March 16, 2013 1:00 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    shitmist
    Yes.
    (Assimilating new word into vocabulary…)

    i have described this in that manner for over 20 years now.

    shitmist.


  52. coldwarrior
    53 | March 16, 2013 1:01 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ Lily:
    The way the story goes, St. Patrick left Briton to minister to the Irish
    after ordination.
    He entered a culture where the provincial kings Druid had all of the prestige
    and power of the number two man.
    Patrick explains the Trinity using the Shamrock & the Druids all just rolled
    over? Gotta be more to it.

    he knee-capped two of them.

    that did the trick.


  53. Lily
    54 | March 16, 2013 1:01 pm

    @ RIX:

    I wonder if my Shamrock seeds are still good? Shamrocks are bigger than just regular clover. Plus down here if you see a batch of clover in the summer it looks all cool and welcoming and just perfect to go lay down in! Then make necklaces of the flowers.


  54. waldensianspirit
    55 | March 16, 2013 1:02 pm

    Obama is a real shitologist


  55. waldensianspirit
    56 | March 16, 2013 1:02 pm

    Proof:
    Obama Jokes About The Sequester


  56. 57 | March 16, 2013 1:03 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here’s a clue as to why there’s been a pattern of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
    Paedophilia is an illness NOT a crime, says cardinal just days after papal conclave
    The Catholic Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier, told BBC Radio 5 live that people who were abused as children and became paedophiles were not criminally responsible for their actions in the same way as somebody ‘who chooses to do something like that’.

    Cardinal Napier, who was among the 115 cardinals in the conclave at the Vatican that elected Pope Francis earlier this week, called paedophilia a ‘psychological disorder. He told the BBC: ‘Don’t tell me that those people are criminally responsible like somebody who chooses to do something like that.
    Uh-oh!

    A person who cannot stop himself from molesting children needs to be put where he can’t harm anybody, without delay. We used to lock up that sort of offender in institutions for the criminally insane.

    Having such a perverse sexual attraction and NEVER under any circumstances acting on it is a disorder, but not a crime or even a sin, in and of itself.

    Acting on it is a crime.


  57. Lily
    58 | March 16, 2013 1:03 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    huckfunn wrote:
    Lily wrote:
    Carson going straight for the jugular of obama I see.
    And he does it with the demeanor of a Sunday School teacher. Love it!
    I think it is awesome! Someone actully having the backbone to tell the truth!
    I hope that he has a food taster. Committing truth is a capital offense in the
    Age of Obama.

    Yep…but he may bring his own food…obama is the one that doesn’t want the truth known.


  58. RIX
    59 | March 16, 2013 1:04 pm

    There is always something more to it. Probably along the mystical lines…
    @ Lily:

    I’m guessing that the provincial kings & the High King at Tara were impressed
    with the Romanized Christian Padrig.
    It was probably that the Druids lost the power struggle.


  59. Lily
    60 | March 16, 2013 1:06 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    Even to entertain the thought is a sin but not a crime. Because if you think about it enough you just may act on it.


  60. Lily
    61 | March 16, 2013 1:07 pm

    RIX wrote:

    There is always something more to it. Probably along the mystical lines…
    @ Lily:
    I’m guessing that the provincial kings & the High King at Tara were impressed
    with the Romanized Christian Padrig.
    It was probably that the Druids lost the power struggle.

    Yep and out of all the Saints I’ve read about…it’s a shame I haven’t studied St.Patrick. Don’t know why…


  61. RIX
    62 | March 16, 2013 1:08 pm

    Yep…but he may bring his own food…obama is the one that doesn’t want the truth known.
    @ Lily:

    When you are busily destroying the country due to racial & class grudges,
    you probably don’t want too much public.


  62. Lily
    63 | March 16, 2013 1:09 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Yep…but he may bring his own food…obama is the one that doesn’t want the truth known.
    @ Lily:
    When you are busily destroying the country due to racial & class grudges,
    you probably don’t want too much public.

    No kidding.


  63. RIX
    64 | March 16, 2013 1:12 pm

    Yep and out of all the Saints I’ve read about…it’s a shame I haven’t studied St.Patrick. Don’t know why…
    @ Lily:

    He was quite a guy. He was taken hostage by Irish Pirates & pretty
    much sold into slavery & forced to tend the flocks.
    Under Brehon Law , he was released in I think two years.
    Instead of bitterness, he came back to minister to the Irish.
    By all accounts he was very kind.


  64. huckfunn
    65 | March 16, 2013 1:13 pm

    1389AD wrote:

    A person who cannot stop himself from molesting children needs to be put where he can’t harm anybody, without delay. We used to lock up that sort of offender in institutions for the criminally insane.

    Having such a perverse sexual attraction and NEVER under any circumstances acting on it is a disorder, but not a crime or even a sin, in and of itself.

    Acting on it is a crime.

    Yep. Those pervs need to be permanently removed from society. Decades of research shows that they cannot be “cured” or “rehabilitated”.


  65. coldwarrior
    66 | March 16, 2013 1:14 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Yep and out of all the Saints I’ve read about…it’s a shame I haven’t studied St.Patrick. Don’t know why…

    from last year


  66. Lily
    67 | March 16, 2013 1:14 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Yep and out of all the Saints I’ve read about…it’s a shame I haven’t studied St.Patrick. Don’t know why…
    @ Lily:
    He was quite a guy. He was taken hostage by Irish Pirates & pretty
    much sold into slavery & forced to tend the flocks.
    Under Brehon Law , he was released in I think two years.
    Instead of bitterness, he came back to minister to the Irish.
    By all accounts he was very kind.

    Sounds like a Saint…ordinary people who live extraordinary live’s.


  67. RIX
    68 | March 16, 2013 1:15 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ RIX:

    I wonder if my Shamrock seeds are still good? Shamrocks are bigger than just regular clover. Plus down here if you see a batch of clover in the summer it looks all cool and welcoming and just perfect to go lay down in! Then make necklaces of the flowers.

    Try to plant them in an ND configuration. you know Gods team.
    I await the incoming.


  68. 69 | March 16, 2013 1:15 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    Even to entertain the thought is a sin but not a crime. Because if you think about it enough you just may act on it.

    That is also true.huckfunn wrote:

    Yep. Those pervs need to be permanently removed from society. Decades of research shows that they cannot be “cured” or “rehabilitated”.

    True.


  69. coldwarrior
    70 | March 16, 2013 1:16 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Try to plant them in an ND configuration. you know Gods team.

    god must be a baptist from ‘bama then.

    :lol:


  70. RIX
    71 | March 16, 2013 1:18 pm

    Sounds like a Saint…ordinary people who live extraordinary live’s.
    @ Lily:
    One of his first acolytes was St. Bridget.
    Notice all of the Paddy & Bridget jokes.
    Those names kind of gave way to Megan, Colleen, Sean & Brian.


  71. Lily
    72 | March 16, 2013 1:21 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Thanks!


  72. RIX
    73 | March 16, 2013 1:24 pm

    Correction, Patrick was not released from captivity under Brehon Law,
    he escaped back to Briton.


  73. Lily
    74 | March 16, 2013 1:25 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ RIX:
    I wonder if my Shamrock seeds are still good? Shamrocks are bigger than just regular clover. Plus down here if you see a batch of clover in the summer it looks all cool and welcoming and just perfect to go lay down in! Then make necklaces of the flowers.
    Try to plant them in an ND configuration. you know Gods team.
    I await the incoming.

    That would be interesting and pretty to boot!


  74. RIX
    75 | March 16, 2013 1:29 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    Try to plant them in an ND configuration. you know Gods team.

    god must be a baptist from ‘bama then.

    Yeah there is that.
    You heard the joke about Our Lord & Savior Jesus Chris turning down
    the head coaching job at Notre Dame.
    “I am flattered by the offer & it is my mothers school and all.
    But it is too hard to recruit, bad weather & all of that mandatory
    on campus living. I think that I will just stay as Defensive Coordinator
    at Middle Tennessee State.”


  75. Lily
    76 | March 16, 2013 1:29 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Sounds like a Saint…ordinary people who live extraordinary live’s.
    @ Lily:
    One of his first acolytes was St. Bridget.
    Notice all of the Paddy & Bridget jokes.
    Those names kind of gave way to Megan, Colleen, Sean & Brian.

    Because of our last name my brother starting looking into ancestor’s…whoa..we thought we were Irish..nope Scottish …Highlander Scottish. Weren’t we surprised. (On my father’s side, my mother’s side German and Canadian French) I truly am a mixed breed! :)


  76. Lily
    77 | March 16, 2013 1:29 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Correction, Patrick was not released from captivity under Brehon Law,
    he escaped back to Briton.

    Because an angel scolded him to do so!


  77. RIX
    78 | March 16, 2013 1:30 pm

    That would be interesting and pretty to boot@ Lily:

    I think that it would be eloquent.


  78. RIX
    79 | March 16, 2013 1:32 pm

    Lily wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    Correction, Patrick was not released from captivity under Brehon Law,
    he escaped back to Briton.

    Because an angel scolded him to do so!

    That sounds right. He did a lot of introspective soul searching,
    tending the flocks.


  79. Lily
    80 | March 16, 2013 1:33 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    RIX wrote:
    Try to plant them in an ND configuration. you know Gods team.
    god must be a baptist from ‘bama then.

    Lot’s of Baptist’s in ‘bama for sure.


  80. Lily
    81 | March 16, 2013 1:35 pm

    @ RIX:

    He prayed very heavily….100′s of prayers in the day and the night…I suppose God wanted some action now. :)


  81. 82 | March 16, 2013 1:37 pm

    Highlander Scots were colonists from Ulster, Iona and Dal Riada. So not surprising to find Gaelic names from there.


  82. Lily
    83 | March 16, 2013 1:41 pm

    @ Zimriel:

    Thanks Zimriel! Yes lots of Gaelic names.


  83. 84 | March 16, 2013 1:43 pm

    @ Zimriel:

    Yup. The Scots were Irish. Hence the name “Scots.” From Scotia, the Latin name for Ireland. ‘Course, they intermingled with the Picts, who were also Celts.


  84. Lily
    85 | March 16, 2013 1:46 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    We were orginally MacGregors but the King made us change our name under penality of death (head cut off)…some went under ground and didn’t change the name. Our line of the family did change the name..but kept the Mc part.


  85. Bumr50
    86 | March 16, 2013 1:56 pm

    @ Lily:

    Likewise with my grandmother’s family, the McCools, although we’re not real sure what it was anglicized from.


  86. Lily
    87 | March 16, 2013 2:01 pm

    Really slow day today.
    Okay on a side note…yesterday I worked a little bit at the shop I use to work at…just some lite work. Pricing some jewelry. I also did cardio rehab and blood pressure isn’t all over the place like it has been the past couple of months. Also had an abscessed tooth pulled Thursday, which by the way is still hurting…darn it and finally got full…I was sooooooooo hungry yesterday and this morning from all the action.
    Okay I shared and probably bored everyone to death…well let’s hope just to sleep. ;)


  87. Lily
    88 | March 16, 2013 2:04 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    Don’t know what the McCools did I know what the MacGregors did..they killed a very well known and high ranking personw within the Kings circle it was a bridge too far as far as the King thought.


  88. Bumr50
    90 | March 16, 2013 2:07 pm

    SARAH PALIN SIPS SUPER BIG GULP DURING SPEECH

    Say what you want about Palin, she certainly knows how to get under their skin.


  89. RIX
    91 | March 16, 2013 2:08 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ RIX:

    He prayed very heavily….100′s of prayers in the day and the night…I suppose God wanted some action now.

    I guess that he was kind of a mystic.


  90. Lily
    92 | March 16, 2013 2:11 pm

    @ Lily:

    Or the McCools could have once been MacGregors??


  91. Bumr50
    93 | March 16, 2013 2:14 pm

    @ Lily:

    Mostly the McCools were MacDowells, but there were some other families that fell into the “McCool” fold.


  92. Lily
    94 | March 16, 2013 2:16 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    More Than A Third Of Illegal Immigrant Detainees Released By Feds In Arizona Over Sequester Cuts Were Convicted Criminals…
    Good job, morons…

    Fun, fun, fun!!!! Now why in the world would they release criminals?
    With this administration common sense and what they do are like oil and water. Fools. A book name for the obama years:

    The Years Americans Went Bat Sh*t Crazy and Let The Fools in DC Run Things
    Lets Not Forget How Treasonous the Administration Was and the Media Too!

    Sure it’s long but hey it fits the bill.


  93. 95 | March 16, 2013 2:18 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    Septs of a clan. The Watsons were a sept of Clan Buchanan.


  94. Lily
    96 | March 16, 2013 2:21 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    SARAH PALIN SIPS SUPER BIG GULP DURING SPEECH
    Say what you want about Palin, she certainly knows how to get under their skin.

    It’ so damn easy!!!!! Really it is. I have family like them. Really it’s low hanging fruit to be honest. They are so easily offended. When you have people in congress that think that putting more people on an island might tip it over….yes indeed it is so easy to make fun of them. Really. And more people should be doing it. Because then actually people might look into to how stupid these people are.

    They couldn’t have really said that??? Let me look and find out….dear heavens that was only one thing they said that was stupid..there’s more.


  95. Lily
    97 | March 16, 2013 2:22 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ RIX:
    He prayed very heavily….100′s of prayers in the day and the night…I suppose God wanted some action now.
    I guess that he was kind of a mystic.

    I have noticed that Saints pray, pray, pray. Then some of them are called to action.


  96. Lily
    98 | March 16, 2013 2:23 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Mostly the McCools were MacDowells, but there were some other families that fell into the “McCool” fold.

    I’m not doing the research my brother is…were they Highlanders also?


  97. Bumr50
    99 | March 16, 2013 2:53 pm

    @ Lily:

    I have no idea, but…

    THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

    ;-)

    //


  98. RIX
    100 | March 16, 2013 4:13 pm

    I have noticed that Saints pray, pray, pray. Then some of them are called to action.@ Lily:

    My all time favorite Catholics are the Knights Templar.
    They were the Navy Seals of the Church.
    Saladin ordered that no Templars be taken alive.
    He feared them even in chains.


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