Looking for the answers to ax² + bx + c = 0? A mathematician has rediscovered a technique that the ancient Babylonians used. –> This Professor’s ‘Amazing’ Trick Makes Quadratic Equations Easier
“A young Waylon Jennings, playing bass in Holly’s backing band” –> Waylon Jennings’ role in ‘The Day the Music Died’
February 3rd: The Day the Music Died (1959).
Indeed! “There’s a lot of people we can put a bust of that didn’t raise arms against the United States of America.” –> House has impassioned debate on Forrest bust removal
“[G]oddammit, we need more people in the public arena who stick to their principles even in the face of constant criticism and vicious personal attacks.” –> Agree or Disagree With Him, We Need People Like Judge Napolitano
“[T]he thing to remember is that she is not stupid — but she thinks you are.” –> What Do We Even Say About Marsha Blackburn at This Point?
“Third grader Henry Boyer, of Howell, Michigan, was so blown away by the University of Michigan marching band that he wrote a letter to them saying how he’d love to sign up someday – approximately in 2029. Their response struck a major chord in this young man’s life.” Strike up the band!
“A small team of agents spent years investigating whether one of Washington’s closest allies was involved in the worst terror attack in U.S. history. This is their story.” –> The Saudi Connection: Inside the 9/11 Case That Divided the F.B.I.
“Still, it is telling that Trump and his allies have all but admitted to the basic charges against him, and that the best defense of Trump involves admitting his guilt.” –> Did Trump Just Admit To Withholding Material From the Impeachment Process?
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“all you gotta do is start making things go wrong and Virginia can spiral out to fucking full blown civil war.” –> That Pro-Gun Rally in Virginia Wasn’t Exactly “Peaceful”
“Senator McConnell to the white courtesy phone; a Mr. Hamilton would like to have a word with you.” —> Hamilton on Impeachment and ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’
“Australia’s biggest mining company announced today that coal output was down because of smoke from wildfires, a crisis exacerbated by climate change, which is caused in no small part by the burning of coal. The irony was not lost on many Australians.“
“Stressing that their duty to uphold the Constitution required impartiality in their role as jurors, Republican senators told reporters Friday that they would weigh all evidence before lifting President Donald Trump into the air and carrying him outside on their shoulders.”
Michael Shannon was wrongly convicted of murder, even though two jurors voted to acquit him — a result of a Louisiana law rooted in discrimination. Why are split-jury verdicts still allowed in America?
It’s about fucking time: “A freshman representative has filed a bill to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest Day from the state’s official list of special observations“
“If recent history is any guide, President Trump’s impeachment trial will be an intensely partisan display that will make the polarization of the Clinton era look like a bygone period of political harmony.”
“Neil Peart, the longtime drummer for the Canadian band Rush [was] perhaps [rock’s] most articulate libertarian lyricist.” Neil Peart, Champion of Individualism
“Trump came into office promising to eliminate the national debt in eight years, and that’s even more of a joke now than it was then.” The 2020s Will Be the Decade of Deficit Doomsday
“The Rush drummer and lyricist known for his intricate yet explosive playing has died at 67. […] Here are 10 essential tracks from rock’s beloved rhythm scientist.” Neil Peart’s Essential Songs: Hear 10 Tracks
R.I.P. Neil Peart Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dies at 67
“The truth is rather different. Given the reckless and incompetent way Trump dragged this country to the brink of war with Iran, imposing a little restraint on the executive sounds like one of the better things Congress could be doing.” Reason
Music City Miracle +20 years. Music City Miracle #Titans #TitanUp
“The vice president says assassinated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was involved in the September 11 plot. That’s as true as when Republicans said Saddam Hussein was.” Don’t Believe Mike Pence’s Spin About Iran and 9/11