We'll be touching down at Hobbiton International presently...
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Of course this means Leia is officially a Disney Princess. And maybe she will show up on "Once Upon a Time" along with Han Solo
Addendum: Keith Cowing, not surprisingly, has a decidely negative take. The problem is that none of these missions will fly until the 2020s at the earliest. Predicting the budget situation for ten years from now is folly to say the least. In the meantime NASA is playing it smart by imagining what the extra capabilities the SLS will buy it. This gets the planetary science community behind continuing the rocket's development.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
A wonderful and disturbing combination of humor and utter Hollywood rich guy cluelessness as I have rarely seen. Joss, I love your work, but really, seriously?
Addendum: It occurs to me that Joss is wrong and it was Obama who started the Zombie Apocalypse in the form of the Occupy movement. Fortunately, unlike in the movies, it was contained in time.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Rand Simberg is being named in a lawsuit brought by Michael Mann, a climate scientist and global warming advocate who apparently does not take criticism very well. Rand will likely set up a legal defense fund, but in the meantime feel free to contribute to his regular tip jar.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Some apologies from Barack Obama.
Addendum: Sure enough, the return of the bitter clingers.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Addendum: The Chronicle's swipe at Obamaspace has caused a bit of a raucous, including this boiler plate piece that expresses astonishment that anyone would think that Obama's space policy was not the most excellent idea ever to issue from the mind of Man and that, besides, everything wrong with NASA was George Bush's fault. Or maybe Mike Griffin. In any case it is the left refuge of the Obamanista.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Felix Baumgartner is safe on the ground after breaking the record for the highest parachute jump ever from over 24 miles.
Addendum 2: Guess who else who breaking the sound barrier, just as he did 65 years ago.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Addendum: Vice President Giggles...
Malala is the same age as another writer, a diarist, who inspired many around the world. From her hiding place in Amsterdam, Anne Frank wrote, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Today, for Malala and the many girls like her, we need not and cannot wait. We must improve their world.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Monday, October 08, 2012
Today is the day that Columbus Day is celebrated, four days early because of the need to have a three day weekend for federal workers. Along with the celebration is the usual tiresome grousing about the poor, put upon Native Americans beset by all of those European immigrants. I wish everyone Happy Columbus Day -- Despite the Naysayers
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Jed Bartlett gives Obama debate advice according to a Maureen Dowd fantasy. Of course liberals have this problem understanding that real life does not follow a Hollywood script.
Next up, advice on space exploration from Captain Jean Luc Picard, the war on obesity by Eric Cartman, and just good old sensible advice from the Sage of Arlen, Texas, Hank Hill.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Friday, October 05, 2012
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Hitler finds out and is not pleased.
So do those animators from Taiwan, with greater mirth.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Addendum: This screed from Keith Cowing is almost beyond belief.
In case you were wondering, for $51 million, according to a per-person cost of $2.58 from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, you could vaccinate 19,767,442 people (yea 19+ MILLION) in developing nations with "5-in-1 vaccine" or "pentavalent" vaccine which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and hepatitis B. You could also buy 275,675 OLPC XO-1.75 laptops for students in a developing country at $185 each.
Similar arguments have been used by the far left as an excuse to shut down space projects dating back to the Apollo program. What makes this rant even more egregious is, as Cowing freely admits, Sarah Brightman is spending her own money, earned from a lifetime of practicing her art. She has a right to use her own money that she earned as she sees fit without busy bodies trying to guilt trip her about sick children. This is class warfare at its most odious.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Monday, October 01, 2012
In my opinion, quite a number of adults should be hanged for what is being done to Alana Thompson (I refuse to use the stage name that sounds like something you would give a two year old's first doll.)