An Opus Dei Supreme Court

On July 1, the Supreme Court decided two major cases. In both, the 6-3 majority – of whom 5 of the 6 are Catholic – dealt a grievous blow against democracy by increasing the power of the Republican minority and the plutocracy. This is a reminder that Opus Dei has a malevolent influence over the judicial branch of our government.

Increasing the Power of the Republican Minority

What they actually mean when they say "Russia hacked us"

"Russian hackers."
What is actually implied is that the Russian hackers were really working out of the Kremlin.
MSNBC and CNN will come out and tell you that Putin personally hacked our computers, while Washington will never correct them.
But they know better. They always knew better.

Name Luke Harding's Brand of 'Journalism' ; )

Just for the abject hilarity of it:

‘Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House; Exclusive: Documents suggest Russia launched secret multi-agency effort to interfere in US democracy’, Luke Harding, Julian Borger and Dan Sabbagh, Thu 15 Jul 2021

Vladimir Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of Russia’s national security council, according to what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Earliest memory of a wildfire was kindergarten. A community wide request for all able-bodied adults to grab a shovel and head to the fire line to protect the city. Dad picked me up early so he could go fight the fire. Great Grandma's house was close enough we could watch the flames. If it got too close instructions were to get down to the other side of the river about 20 blocks away.

Friday Night Photos - OT

Hi all! I don't see anything here yet, so maybe everybody is busy... Hope all are doing well! I'll toss a couple up here to get things started and please do let it rip!

Mrs.Dysto and I did a few mile walk Sunday at the local state park. A highlight for me was one of the 'hummingbird hawkmoth' group of Sphinx Moths. Genus Aellopos, species probably clavipes. They are diurnal moths, though tending toward crepuscular.
They use front legs to steady themselves when nectaring.