American Thinker reports that Obama voters seem to be in the first stage of grief—denial. According to polls conducted by USA Today, fewer voters in five of six states with toss up senate races say they voted for the President that actually did.

In 2012, Obama carried three of the states surveyed by USA TODAY and Suffolk University’s Political Research Center with more than 50% of the vote. But now just 47% of likely voters in Iowa, 46% in Colorado and 48% in Michigan say they voted for him.

Of the six states, only in Kansas did the percentage who remember voting for Obama match the actual election returns, at 38%. His standing slid 5 points in North Carolina and 2 in Arkansas.


Comet Siding Spring

Siding Spring MROThese images were taken of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 19 October during the comet’s close flyby of Mars. The comet is on its first trip this close to the sun from the Oort Cloud at the outer fringe of the Solar System. These are the first resolved images of the nucleus of a long-period comet.

The images of the comet were acquired at a range of about 138,000 kilometers. The scale is roughly 138 meters per pixel. Telescopic observations had suggested that the size of the nucleus was about 1 km wide. However, the best Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter images are two to three pixels across the brightest feature, suggesting that the size of the nucleus is less than half the earlier estimate.

This composite image shows two versions of two of the best images take by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. At the top are images with the full dynamic range, showing the nucleus and bright coma near the nucleus. At the bottom are versions where the fainter outer coma is brightened, saturating the inner region. The left and right images were taken about nine minutes apart.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has claimed that he is somehow injured by the fact that Hogewash! has a Tip Jar. For instance, in paragraph 10 of his opposition to my motion to dismiss his first amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness he wrote,ECF 29-10The “they” he refers to are Aaron Walker and I.

In order to demonstrate that Hogewash! has such a donate button that raises money to “target” TDPK, he included Exhibit D—ECF 29-ExDpopcorn4bkThe sharp-eyed Gentle Reader will note that Exhibit D is a page from Paul Lemmen’s now-defunct blog Dead Citizen’s Rights Society. I suppose TDPK chose to use a page from that blog because it did have a link button to Bomber Sues Bloggers, something that couldn’t be found at Hogewash!. TDPK offered no explanation of how a page from someone else’s blog established the content of mine.

This is typical of the muddled thinking shown in Brett Kimberlin’s court pleadings. As I’ve said before, I look forward to seeing what manner of bizarre legal “reasoning” he employs in his omnibus opposition to the motions to dismiss his second amended complaint. I suspect his exhibits will be similarly disconnected from reality.

One more thing … Feel free to annoy Brett Kimberlin by hitting the Tip Jar.