There’s a Super Moon and a lunar eclipse tonight. It should make for pretty skywatching. You can find details HERE.
I went to Salt Lake Comic Con on Friday and Saturday. A good time was had by all. Here in SLC, the Comic Con ran Thursday-Saturday. There’s not a lot going on Sundays here. I think I’ll drive up in the mountains later and look at the leaves changing.
My new job is going well for the most part. It’s a small facility, but I also support entomologists and naturalists deployed to various places around Utah, southern Idaho, western Colorado, and eastern Nevada, so I’m driving a lot.
I saw a thing on CNN this morning about Boehner’s retirement from Congress. All the talking heads were going on about how it’s a sure sign of “the dysfunction in Washington.” They were wrong, of course. It’s a sign of the dysfunction in the Republican party. The Democrats are doing just fine, thank you very much. But our media is so cowed by the right wing, and in many instances controlled by them, that there has to be some way the Democrats are at fault. It’s been like this for most of my life, and I don’t expect it to change anytime soon.
Dana Milbank at the WaPo has an editorial up about Carly Fiorina, the Flavor of the Week. The media is never better at self reflection than when they’re sniping at each other.
Also, Berkley Brethed has hit upon one of the signal issues of our time.
GO Broncos! Beat the Lions!