7/11-12 News Roundup & Open Thread
Most Democrats Don’t Want Biden in 2024, New Poll Shows
For Mr. Biden, that bleak national outlook has pushed his job approval rating to a perilously low point. Republican opposition is predictably overwhelming, but more than two-thirds of independents also now disapprove of the president’s performance, and nearly half disapprove strongly. Among fellow Democrats his approval rating stands at 70 percent, a relatively low figure for a president, especially heading into the 2022 midterms when Mr. Biden needs to rally Democrats to the polls to maintain control of Congress.
In a sign of deep vulnerability and of unease among what is supposed to be his political base, only 26 percent of Democratic voters said the party should renominate him in 2024.
Mr. Biden has said repeatedly that he intends to run for re-election in 2024. At 79, he is already the oldest president in American history, and concerns about his age ranked at the top of the list for Democratic voters who want the party to find an alternative.
The backlash against Mr. Biden and desire to move in a new direction were particularewly acute among younger voters. In the survey, 94 percent of Democrats under the age of 30 said they would prefer a different presidential nominee.
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More from that poll. Reason #4 is correlated to “new” and “job performance”.
Just up from Rational National
And if creepy Dr Grande is accurate in this video, how is he going to respond to this information?
Dems were so willing to prop up Joe to beat Sanders, that they could easily overlook Hunter, or a million other reasons that Biden was not the man for the moment. In this willingness, they also gave tons of ammo to republicans on ‘censorship’ and ‘free speech, despite their obvious lack of care for either. Boosting the likes of desantis, musk, etc.
Again, not because they liked or believed in Joe.. but to stop Sanders.
Not that i’m defending him but he has 2 DINO’s that got their 10 minutes of fame by blocking a lot of his agenda for better or worse…
To me thats just more of the same ‘stop Sanders’ no matter the cost mentality that is given cover by Biden’s lack of care/effort on issued that dont matter to him. If there was as hard of a public push by establishment for ending the filibuster as there was for boycotting spotify over a MMA commentator/comedians podcast, manchin and sinema migh have less room to manuever.
After the DNC royaly screwed over Bernie to me Byedone was a lame duck that stopped the damage by cult-45 but man the Byedone presideny is depressing and no way he needs to run in 24. We do need someone to step up in a big way, the question whom is that man or woman that can defeat the R that the GQP will put out their?
Dems would rather have a lame duck Joe risking they will lose the next election all the while knowing they can fundraise like hell off it/, than allowing any kind of progressive policy to be enacted, knowing the popularity would be their (neolib) long term demise.
Damn right LD!!!!!
How old is AOC?
32… and with an October birthday that makes her just old enough to run in 2024. Something to consider.
Now that’s a candidate that I could get behind! Big time! Run AOC run!
The DNC’s assumption was that Sanders was a flash in the pan, that they could contain by tightening ranks and manipulating the primary process. That was a gross miscalculation. There are more progressives in Congress and the country today than there have been in avery long time. The flash in the pan is the rogue DNC, and their delusion. That will pass, soon enough. There is a new DNC coming, or there will be a new party. It’s as simple as that.
Triangulation, Clinton style, within the party? This guy is triangulating within his own administration! It’s very clear that leadership is lacking.
I remind Trump voters that they got everything they wanted under Trump, and more with SCOTUS. Now they exercise veto power than Biden ever will.
The Republican party is terrible. So why may Democrats lose to them this year?
Right now it’s about 50/50 whether the Dems keep the Senate. The House is a different matter
Because they lie, cheat, and steal? Oh yes, and because their pastors tell them to vote GOP against their interests, and they do.
California cities ban new gas stations in battle to combat climate change
AFTER BUCKING AIPAC LINE, REP. SEAN CASTEN RETURNED $50,000 TO RIGHT-LEANING PRO-ISRAEL DONORS
Every day over 100 since before the 4th, and no end in sight on the 14 day forecast.
Luckily our leadership is focused on dealing with this and not busy loading the culture war catapult with the latest Faux (FOX) outrage.
If the power goes out again its an entirely new race…
Hope you and JD are prepared eventhough your young, heatstroke can effect anyone.
It used to be the 3rd world that had rolling black outs, boiling water orders. hey wait thats the USA now…
Saagar is full of sh#t. He’s on this stupid rant that Biden is too old to run when in actually, Biden is too mentally compromised to run. I’ve known people (my mother-in-law) who was mentally compromised at a much younger age than Biden and I’ve known older people (my mom who lived to age 94) who was alert until the end. Saagar is making the case against age so that he can retrieve it in the event that Bernie decides to run so that he can make the same case against Bernie. Wake up my peeps!!! Saagar is not on our side!
Saagar is a social libertarian who drinks from Milton Friedman’s fountain of youth.
Saagar is Tucker Carlson’s former employee.
explains a lot
Hell yea, politics aside you can listen to Bernie speak and Byedone speak and its no contest whatsoever whom the mentally compromised one is.
X’s 27 googleplex.
It’s all a game to the 1% at our expense.
If they didnt have O I L the US would give two shits about them, i just increases the need for green ⛮.
Rage! Rage! Rage!
A poster child for CTE and he needs help.
Follow up from my last posting om voyager
NASA’s Voyager 1 from the ’70s is glitching. Engineers are consulting 45-year-old manuals to troubleshoot.
NASA reported its Voyager 1 spacecraft was sending strange data back to Earth in May.
The glitch is ongoing and might be due to the spacecraft’s age or location in interstellar space.
Engineers are looking through decades-old manuals to debug it.
In May, NASA scientists said the Voyager 1 spacecraft was sending back inaccurate data from its attitude-control system. The mysterious glitch is still ongoing, according to the mission’s engineering team. Now, in order to find a fix, engineers are digging through decades-old manuals.
Voyager 1, along with its twin Voyager 2, launched in 1977 with a design lifetime of five years to study Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their respective moons up close.
After nearly 45 years in space, both spacecraft are still functioning. In 2012, Voyager 1 became the very first human-made object to venture beyond the boundary of our sun’s influence, known as the heliopause, and into interstellar space. It’s now around 14.5 billion miles from Earth and sending data back from beyond the solar system.
“Nobody thought it would last as long as it has,” Suzanne Dodd, project manager for the Voyager mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told Insider, adding, “And here we are.”
Unearthing old spacecraft documents
Voyager 1 was designed and built in the early 1970s, complicating efforts to troubleshoot the spacecraft’s problems.
Though current Voyager engineers have some documentation — or command media, the technical term for the paperwork containing details on the spacecraft’s design and procedures — from those early mission days, other important documents may have been lost or misplaced.
An engineer works on vibration acoustics and pyro shock testing for one of NASA’s Voyager spacecraft on November 18, 1976.
An engineer works on an instrument for one of NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, on November 18, 1976.NASA/JPL-Caltech
During the first 12 years of the Voyager mission, thousands of engineers worked on the project, according to Dodd. “As they retired in the ’70s and ’80s, there wasn’t a big push to have a project document library. People would take their boxes home to their garage,” Dodd added. In modern missions, NASA keeps more robust records of documentation.
There are some boxes with documents and schematic stored off-site from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Dodd and the rest of Voyager’s handlers can request access to these records. Still, it can be a challenge. “Getting that information requires you to figure out who works in that area on the project,” Dodd said.
For Voyager 1’s latest glitch, mission engineers have had to specifically look for boxes under the name of engineers who helped design the attitude-control system. “It’s a time consuming process,” Dodd said.
Source of the bug
The spacecraft’s attitude-control system, which sends telemetry data back to NASA, indicates Voyager 1’s orientation in space and keeps the spacecraft’s high-gain antenna pointed at Earth, enabling it to beam data home.
“Telemetry data is basically a status on the health of the system,” Dodd said. But the telemetry readouts the spacecraft’s handlers are getting from the system are garbled, according to Dodd, which means they don’t know if the attitude-control system is working properly.
This archival photo shows an engineer working on the construction of a large, dish-shaped Voyager high-gain antenna. The picture was taken on July 9, 1976.
An engineer works on the construction of a large, dish-shaped Voyager high-gain antenna, on July 9, 1976.NASA/JPL-Caltech
So far, Voyager engineers haven’t been able to find a root cause for the glitch, mainly because they haven’t been able to reset the system, Dodd said. Dodd and her team believe it’s due to an aging part. “Not everything works forever, even in space,” she said.
Voyager’s glitch may also be influenced by its location in interstellar space. According to Dodd, the spacecraft’s data suggests that high-energy charged particles are out in interstellar space. “It’s unlikely for one to hit the spacecraft, but if it were to occur, it could cause more damage to the electronics,” Dodd said, adding, “We can’t pinpoint that as the source of the anomaly, but it could be a factor.”
Despite the spacecraft’s orientation issues, it’s still receiving and executing commands from Earth and its antenna is still pointed toward us. “We haven’t seen any degradation in the signal strength,” Dodd said.
Voyager 1’s journey continues
As part of an ongoing power management effort that has ramped up in recent years, engineers have been powering down non-technical systems on board the Voyager probes, like its science instruments heaters, hoping to keep them going through 2030.
From discovering unknown moons and rings to the first direct evidence of the heliopause, the Voyager mission has helped scientists understand the cosmos. “We want the mission to last as long as possible, because the science data is so very valuable,” Dodd said.
“It’s really remarkable that both spacecraft are still operating and operating well — little glitches, but operating extremely well and still sending back this valuable data,” Dodd said, adding, “They’re still talking to us.”
WI–Think about it were still in contact with those craft 14 billion miles away using 70s tech. Hell my advanced smart phone will drop calls or missspell on talk to text on planet earth. I’m not sure they even had floppy disk back then for data storage. Credit the engineers back then on the construction of theses probes though i doubt few are left alive to lend a hand. The taxpayer certainly got their bang for the buck on those probes,sadly the same cant be said for several MIC projets. If thier is a “VE-GER” out thier and they come to earth just maybe we”ll grow up a little by then.
Amazing! And to think, the money that the government could afford to go to projects like this now goes diminishing the tax liability of the oligarchs. Better we allow assholes to store money in offshore accounts than to sponsor scientific exploration. We are f##ked!
Update Voyager II just ofically left the solar system today.
The First Lady Compares Hispanic People To Tacos At ‘Latinx IncluXion Luncheon’
Sounds like FLOTUS needs some schooling by AOC.
She needs to fire her speech writer–yeesh, She’s “supposed” to be the one that has her faculties yet?