Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Trump looked at the solar eclipse without glasses on

Mod: I'm telling you, he just refuses to listen. And what are we going to tell the kids? What if he starts running with scissors, too? Not that any of this should come as a surprise, though. His vision is pretty screwed up anyway.

Trump looked at the solar eclipse without glasses despite a shouted warning from an aide (Business Insider link): President Donald Trump took in the solar eclipse from the Truman Balcony of the White House on Monday, even briefly glancing at the sun directly despite a shouted warning from an aide.

Sporting eclipse glasses — for only part of the viewing — and standing alongside Melania Trump and their son, Barron, Trump viewed what was a partial eclipse in Washington, DC. It began at 1:17 p.m. ET, peaked at 2:42 p.m., and was set to end at 4:01 p.m., The Washington Post reported. The moon covered 81% of the sun at the eclipse's peak in Washington.

At one point, Trump did look up at the eclipse without wearing the glasses, which can cause eye damage. According to a White House pool report, one of Trump's aides shouted "Don't look!" when Trump came out and pointed at the sky.

Much of the nation focused on the event, the first total eclipse to cross the country in nearly a century. The path of totality, where the moon fully eclipsed the sun, stretched from Oregon to South Carolina, but much of the rest of the country could view at least a partial eclipse.

Ouch!

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36 comments:

  1. I laughed, but I did so too yesterday. The pinhole projector just wasn't good enough. Call me an idiot, and I probably am, but I bet you I'm not the only Tattler reader who did.

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    1. The symptom you should watch out for, 5:45, is if you have any difficulty reading clearly in the center of your field of vision. Good idea to get a check-up even if you don't think you need it. One of the tricky things is that the retina has no pain receptors, so it doesn't feel badly when it's hurt.

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  2. "Mr President, the news is saying you shouldn't look directly into the sun"
    "Who's saying it" ?
    "CNN"
    Trump: Fake Eclipse

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  3. Why didn't God arrange the ecllipse to occur during the Obama years?

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    1. Because there is no god

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    2. There is a God. He just doesn't want to hear from us too much.

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    3. Can't say I don't blame Him.

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  4. I shouted all sorts of warnings of why we should not have voted newly elected Senator Obama in as President, not too many voters listened! and I am sure that Ms. Clinton was holding onto those scissors you mentioned and that she wished that she could run full speed in the then, Senators direction.
    The Eclipse was epic; many of use viewing the phenomenon utilized a variety of devices.
    Solar glasses, pin hole and paper and yes, I too will admit; I looked directly up into the Sun a time or two without protection!

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    1. Thankfully viters didn't listen to your paranoia then. With Obama the great majority of Americans felt a return to prosperity, stable diplomacy, and great equality.

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  5. Barron needs to get his attorney to look into a possible child endangerment lawsuit.

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  6. Of course Trump looked at an eclipsing sun! Impulse control is not one of his strengths.

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  7. Question, what pin-head likes to look into the sun? and can not read the instructions afterwards? Warning, Do Not Look Directly Into The Sun Before Placing Special Sunglasses On Face?

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    1. Pin hole

      Pin head

      Gets confusing

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  8. Such a poor example of an American Presidentn, at least #45 is a male and not a person of color. Let's also not forget he is a Christian and rich.

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  9. What's going on in South Pasadena ?

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  10. Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion... trump's last remaining top advisories an elitist banker / Hollywood producer


    Poor fool trolls trumped yet again!

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  11. 8:15am. Duh! Elaine!

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  12. 7:40am. Please explain how the universe(s) came to be?
    If you follow the old Newton; then just where did the protons/neutrons rearrange from? If something is created out of nothing, or nothing is created out of nothing to make something; just where did all that "matter" come from?
    The more in debth question that inquiring minds want to know... which came first? the chicken or the egg?
    I believe in the power of the Eclipse and it's creator.

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    1. I sincerely doubt that you, or I, or anyone else for that matter is capable of getting a convincing grasp on what exactly our role is in this vast and unexplainable universe. I have found my explanation through a belief in God. It really does take the pressure off and frees my mind up to pursue more productive things than agonizing about our fragile insignificance. There are some people out there who claim to speak for God, yet have political agendas that are insane and offensive. They have nothing to do with any authentic search for God and should be ignored.

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  13. Perhaps these reads might enlighten you:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_lie

    Good luck.



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  14. 7:40 Where did your god come from? (Say something better than "he was always there" because, after all, the same statement can be made for the non-devine origins explanation; namely, that the conditions for the Big Bang and subsequent formation of protons and electrons were "always there.")

    11:52 Role? Pressure? Agonizing? Why feel any of those things when our exploration via the scientific method reveals such profound beauty, especially when compared to the angry, vengeful god sends loving son myth cobbled together from the tales of scores of cultures brimming with fearful, uneducated desert dwellers?

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    1. Just because you believe in God does not mean you cannot appreciate the achievements of science. Quite an assumption on your part.

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    2. Clearly 6:33 is some paragon of intellect who has the true answer for all....
      Yeah, just another extremist.

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    3. Same old Luddite troll

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    4. Didn't mean to shake the crumbling foundation of your mythology 9:26.

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  15. You, uh, sidestepped the questions.

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    1. I was not aware I owed you anything.

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    2. Another pivot.

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    3. You never stood a chance. Have a nice Newton night. Don't let the apples bite.

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    4. I had hoped your faith would guide you to answers. Oh well....

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    5. It was never all about you.

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    6. Never said it was. That's why your wisdom was sought. Oh well....

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  16. Who said anything about apples? That was a metaphor; wisdom/good/evil that sort of human trait.
    Still how did the universe and eclipses arrive in this moment in time?
    Too much for our tiny minds...

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  17. Teacups in an ocean.

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