Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mass Murder Results in Outbreak of Misandry

That the recent incident in which a deranged person shot and stabbed a bunch of people because, apparently, he couldn't get a girlfriend would result in calls for more gun control was a given and could be endured.

Democrats Are the Party of Racism, Homophobia, and Sexism Against Conservatives

The Democratic Party is the party of racism, homophobia, and sexism where it comes to conservative minorities, gays, and women. Recent history is replete with examples.

Shinseki, Carney Improve Obama Administration Through Their Absence

Two top members of the Obama administration, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and White House spokesperson Jay Carney, resigned on the same day. Both will improve the administration with their absence.

Friday, May 30, 2014

SpaceX reveals its piloted spacecraft Dragon V2

The Last Public Schools in New Orleans Have Closed

The Washington Post notes that public schools as we know it are now on the ash heap of history in New Orleans. It is a dream come true for school choice advocates and a nightmare for teachers' unions.
Not Much History in the History Channels 'The World Wars'

At first glance, the premise of The History Channels "The World Wars" is a good one. It attempted to tell the stories of the First and Second World Wars as a singular whole through the eyes of several historical figures.
Hillary Clinton's Bengazi Strategy Revealed

Politico has gotten a look at the chapter on Benghazi in Hillary Clinton upcoming memoirs, "Hard Choices." The substance and tone are what one might expect, much like Nixon trying to explain Watergate.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

FAA gives SpaceX final approval for south Texas space port

Project Morpheus Free Flight 14

Planetary Society supports NASA's asteroid redirect mission -- with reservations

Not Surprisingly, the Economy Shrank in First Quarter 2014

The news that the American economy actually declined by one percent in the first quarter of 2014 should not be a surprise to anyone. The economy has been anemic ever since the "recovery" was officially declared to have started.

Colin Powell for VA Secretary

The Washington Examiner notes that the calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's head has risen to a crescendo, with law makers on both sides of the aisle wondering why there is no accountability in the scandal that has involved the deaths of so many vets.

President Obama was Against American Exceptionalism Before He was for It

It is customary for the commander in chief to deliver the commencement address at one of the service academies each year. This year it was the turn of the Military Academy at West Point. The reaction was decidedly unimpressed.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day Prayer
Gareth Edwards to Direct First Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Movie
NASA officials suggest that the moon could be a practice field for Mars

Michelle Obama Finds Opposition to Her Health School Lunch Program 'Unacceptable'

On the surface, Michelle Obama's crusade to get young people to eat healthier in order to fight childhood obesity is a noble effort. But, as with so many Obama era initiatives, the execution leaves much to be desired.

Hillary Clintion 'Proud' of Her 'Accomplishments' as Secretary of State

If some of the excerpts that have reached the media of Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoirs are any indication, it looks like she is going to actually boast of everything she accomplished as secretary of state. Hot Air is having none of it.

Tea Party Romp in Texas Primary Runoff

It turns out that the tea party is alive and well in Texas if a number of victories in the recent primary runoffs are any indication. Texas, being a Republican state, is going to send some more tea party conservatives to elected office in November.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NASA/MIT announces success of laser broadband space communications system

Republican Agenda to Focus on Liberation from Big Government

It's not quite the Contract with America, that ten point agenda that propelled the Gingrich Revolution to victory in 1994. But according to Pajamas Media, the evolving agenda being developed by congressional Republicans could be as exciting.

The Martyrdom of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim

It is very rare these days that anything can united the civilized world, but the impending flogging and execution of a Sudanese woman, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, for the crime of being a Christian seems to have done the trick, according to Hot Air.

Liberals Not Waiting for Hillary

One of the perverse rationales for a Hillary Clinton candidacy as the next Democratic presidential nominee is the quality of her opposition in her party. She may be bad but the Democrats could nominate someone worse.

Monday, May 26, 2014

On Memorial Day, RIP Fred Barnhart and Thank You for Your Service

I never knew my granddad Frederick Barnhart since he died roughly 20 years before I was born as the result of wounds he suffered while serving on the western front during World War I, the war they said to end all wars.
'Mad Men' focuses on the Apollo 11 moon landing

John Edwards is Back Chasing Ambulances

A person who has been as thoroughly disgraced as John Edwards, former senator, former candidate for vice president and president, has been might have been expected to make some kind of personal recompense with the rest of his life.

A Muslim Man Did Not Mean to Kill His Wife Because His Culture Encourages Wife Beating, Says Lawyer

The fact that Noor Hussain, age 75, beat his wife, Nazar Hussain, 66 to death for cooking him a vegetarian dinner is not disputed. His defense lawyer tried to cast the crime in context, in order to argue he was only guilty of manslaughter.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Three Men Who Went to the Moon Twice

'The Americans' Sets Up a Story Line About Child Spies

Season Two of "The Americans" ended with a couple of awesome twists, which foreshadow one would imagine things that are going to happen in Season Three. Some spoilers surely follow noted in an interview with the show's creators.

VA Health Care Scandal to Result in Partial Privitization

The VA health care scandal is causing the Obama administration to start thinking about the unthinkable, which is expanding a program that allows vets to get the treatment they need at private health care facilities.

'Population Bomb's' Paul Ehrlich Says that Soon We Shall Eat Our Own Dead

Most people in the 21st Century never heard of Paul Ehrlich, but back in the late 1960s he was famous world-wide for a book he published called "The Population Bomb." So when he predicts we shall soon be eating our own dead, we should all notice.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ted Cruz warns that Senate Democrats seek to repeal the First Amendment
NASA holds contest for best Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter image

States Cast About for More Options to Execute Criminals

Execution by lethal injection, which is nearly universal in the United States, has been taking a hit recently due to shortages of the drugs and claims by death penalty opponents that the method is not as humane as many think.

The Politicalization of Climate Science Proceeds Apace

Der Spiegel takes the experience of Lennart Bengtsson, a climate scientist who has been persecuted for his skepticism of human caused climate change, to suggest that the entire discipline has become politicized.

Local Elections Herald the Rise of the UK Independence Party

The Daily Caller notes that a new political party in Great Britain, the UK Independence Party, has made "surprising" gains in local elections. The UKIP is a conservative party which bears a great deal of resemblance to the tea party in America.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Russia still intends to make money on the space station with space tourism
Have Mayo Clinic Researchers Found a Cure for Cancer?

Measure Giving Fort Hood Shooting Victimes Full Awards and Benefits Passes Senate Armed Services Committee

Thanks to the efforts of two senators from Texas, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, it looks like the "workplace violence" canard put out by the administration to characterize the Fort Hood shootings will be put aside.

In Iran, Being 'Happy' Will Get You Put in Jail

A group of Iranian young folks cut their own music video of themselves dancing to the tune of Pharrell Williams' song "Happy." This act of rebellion earned the dancers and the director of the video a stretch in jail.

The Russia/China $400 Billion Natural Gas Deal Less Than Meets the Eye

On the surface, the $400 billion natural gas deal between Russia and China is of great benefit for both countries. Russia gets a lot of cash. China gets a lot of clean burning natural gas to start to replace dirty coal fired plants.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Military's Plan for Fighting Off the Zombie Apocalypse
NASA's Morpheus flies for the first time with ALHAT automatic navigation system

Greek Orthodox Priest Encourages Israeli Arab Christians to Join Israeli Army

One of the not often reported facts about the Middle East is that there are about 1.5 million Arab Israelis, about 20 percent of the entire population, who enjoy full civil rights in the Jewish state and are arguably freer than most citizens of Arab countries.

How the VA Scandal Became Watergate as Mass Murder

President Obama took to the podium to express his shock and outrage at the VA scandal, which has featured government death panels putting wounded warriors on waiting lists. But the Washington Examiner suggests that he only made things worse.

Democratic Insanity: Howard Dean and Jay Rockefeller Erupt

A couple of recent incidents makes one wonder if there are elements of the Democratic Party that have gone, for the lack of a better word, stark raving mad. Two prominent Democrats exhibited symptoms of paranoia of the sort that needs medical treatment.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Trailer for 'The Last Man on the Moon' Apollo program documentary released

Dr. Monica Wehby Wins Senate Nomination Admidst Stalking and Harassment Charges

Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, is the Republican nominee for the United States Senate in Oregon, running to unseat the current senator, Democrat Jeff Merkley. She has a couple of problems to overcome in order to do that.

The 'Arab Oil Sheik', the Hollywood Environmentalists, and James O'Keefe

The irrepressible James O'Keeffe has struck again. He has produced another of his videos taken by hidden camera that has captured a group of Hollywood heavy hitters conspiring with whom they think is an Arab oil sheik to make an anti-fracking movie.

How Mitch McConnell Became the New Hope of the Tea Party

One of the signs that the tea party right has come to realize that it has come to recognize who the real enemy is can be illustrated the new respect that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gotten from the moment he beat Matt Bevin.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Space Colonies: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
SpaceX's Elon Musk claims 'progress' for Mars colony goal with reusable rockets

Sarah Palin Weighs in on Hillary Clinton's Brain

The incomparable Sarah Palin has weighed in on the whole Hillary Clinton brain injury kerfuffle. Clearly, she suggests, it is out of bounds to make inquiries or make snarky remarks about a woman politician's health.

Send Rambo to Rescue the Nigerian School Girls

The latest Hollywood people to jump onto the hashtag activism bandwagon are some of the cast of "The Expendables 3," including Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes, who flashed signs with "#BringBackOurGirls" on them on the red carpet at Cannes.

Michelle Nunn, Candidate for Senate, Flubs Obamacare Question

One of the questions that every Democrat running for the House or Senate is being forced to answer is, "Would you have voted for Obamacare?" Michelle Nunn, candidate for the Senate in Georgia, is refusing to answer, according to Hot Air.

Monday, May 19, 2014

NASA's Charles Bolden claims the ISS can work without Russia

Now Camels Are Considered Racist

Proving once again that the grievance culture on too many American college campuses has gotten out of hand, one has to turn to the story of the University of St. Thomas at St. Paul and the camel.

Sarah Palin Causes Outrageous Outrage Over Gun Gift Tweet

On one recent episode of her Sportsman Channel show, "Amazing America," Sarah Palin visited a gun manufacturer that produces, among other things, a left handed AR 15, favorite of hunters and home defenders.

How to Repeal and Replace Obamacare and Why Democrats Could Go for It

It has been conventional wisdom among many Washington elites that Obamacare, all devouring monster that it has become, has become inevitable and would be repealed only at the peril of the Republicans who propose it.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

NASA takes one small step for a robotic lunar lander
Conservative pundit demands Ted Cruz resign as vice chair of the NRSC
How the Luna Wash Could Make the Washer, Dryer, and Laundromat Obsolete
45 years ago The Flight of Apollo 10
NASA revives Kepler space telescope using solar wind to stabilize it

The Great Society 50 Years On

George Will not so much commemorates but laments the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's speech in which he first proposed that slew of social welfare programs that have become known as "the Great Society."

Is Julian Castro the Great Hispanic Hope for the Democrats?

The New York Times is hyperventilating about the impeding nomination by President Obama of Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, to become secretary of HUD. This surely has implications for the 2016 presidential race.

How Moshe Dayan was Barred from Speaking on an American College Campus Nearly 40 Years Ago

There has been a lot of news about campus protest against speakers that a minority of what might be charitable described as thugs find unacceptable. Condi Rice being disinvited from Rutgers University is one of the latest examples.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Russian rocket engine embargo could benefit Elon Musk's SpaceX

On the Smooch Seen Around the World

George Takei, the actor best known as playing Lt. Sulu on "Star Trek," who now doubles as a gay activist, ruminates on the "kiss seen round the world" in which first openly gay pro football player Michael Sam smooched his lover on national TV.

Will the VA Scandal 'Engulf' the Obama Administration?

The Financial Times speculates that the VA scandal may be the one that will finally "engulf" the Obama administration. Considering that even Democrats are taking this one seriously, that is a defensible position to take.

Hillary Clinton Condemns the Obama Economy in a Prototype Campaign Speech

The Washington Examiner's Byron York took notice of a speech Hillary Clinton made at the New America Foundation in which she damned President Obama with faint praise and condemned the economy he has presided over these past five years.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Japanese company to launch first drink product to the moon
Russia to boost spending, seek China partnership for its space program

Why Harry Reid Wants to Destroy the First Amendment

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and some of his fellow senate Democrats would like to destroy the First Amendment of the Constitution to stop the Koch brothers. Byron York of the Washington Examiner suggests that they are quite serious.

Accusations of Politically Inspired Suppression of Climate Skeptic Research

A new piece in the Times of London tells a story of politically motivated suppression of science that indicates once again how political global warming, or climate change, or climate disruption or whatever it is now being called has become.

India Elects Its Own Reagan

India, the world's largest democracy, has finished a marathon election process that that has led to the fall of the ruling Congress Party and the election of a free market supporter named Narendra Modi.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The latest Vampire Gabriella story is now out:

Congress demands answers from NASA concerning Russian space station eviction

Do We Want to Go to Mars or Not?

The recent Humans 2 Mars conference that was held at George Washington University contained a lot of high faulting rhetoric about how sending astronauts to Mars in about 20 years would not only be wonderful, but will actually be necessary for the long term survival of the human race. This may well be, but according to the metric that counts more than anything, that being money that is actually being spent on the project, the government is not being very serious about saving the human race.
A petition circulated to start a Lunar COTS program.
Lunar COTS (LCOTS) is a term to describe a public-private funding approach for the development of a infrastructure based upon the use of lunar polar ice to facilitate transportation throughout cis-lunar space. It would be the logical follow-on approach to NASA's current commercial partnership programs. By helping to establish such a commercial infrastructure, the sustainable, permanent opening and settlement of the solar system can be achieved.
Seems like a good idea to me.

Rush Limbaugh is Now a Best Selling, Award Winning Children's Book Author

It looks like Rush Limbaugh can add the title of award winning children's book author to his vast resume. He has become "Author of the Year" as the result of winning the 2014 Children's and Teen Choice Book contest.

Is the New York Times' Firing of Jill Abramson Part of the War on Women?

Jill Abramson being fired as executive editor of the New York Times is currently the talk of the Internet. The incident that led to her sacking is unclear. The fact is that the first female executive editor of the Times has been let go after only three years.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ridley Scott eyes director's chair for 'The Martian' film

SpaceX's Elon Musk's Political Support Takes a Turn to the Right

Elon Musk, the celebrity entrepreneur who made his fortune by founding Paypal and is now the CEO of such companies such as SpaceX and Telsa has had his critics, but not it appears that he is being attacked from the left.

Bipartisan Support for Benghazi Investigation Complicates Hillary Clinton's Life

The spin that the House Benghazi select committee is nothing but a Republican witch hunt took a hit when two Democrats at the center of the scandal lent their support to the investigation.

Ben Sasse's Nebraska Win Shows Tea Party Not Dead Yet

Last week, the tea party was considered dead and buried thanks to the victory of the so-called establishment candidate for the United States Senate in North Carolina. Ben Sasse's win in Nebraska proves that pronouncement was premature.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ted Cruz to visit the Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Israel
Russia to evict NASA from the International Space Station in 2020
ABC Renews 'Marvel: Agents of SHIELD' Greenlights 'Marvel's Agent Carter'
NASA's Charles Bolden downplays private sector space exploration

On Benghazi, Eleanor Cliff is Still Ranting After All These Years

When I heard the Eleanor Cliff claimed that Ambassador Chris Stevens had not been murdered but "died of smoke inhalation" the first thought that occurred was wonderment that she is actually still around.

Wendy Davis Plays the Cancer Victim Card Against Greg Abbott in Texas Governor's Race

The Washington Free Beacon is reporting that Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, a candidate for governor of the Lone Star State, has decided to play the cancer victim card against her Republican opponent, state Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Karl Rove Suggests Hillary Clinton May Be Brain Damaged

Karl Rove, a former advisor to President George W. Bush and currently a pundit and political activist, stunned an audience at a conference recently by suggesting that Hillary Clinton may have sustained a brain injury.

Monday, May 12, 2014

'MIssion Control' sitcom to feature a woman of Apollo

Farewell to 'The Crazy Ones'

From time to time, a network decides to cancel one's favorite show, causing annoyance, withdraws, and occasionally campaigns to bring the said show back in some form. A case in point is Robin Williams' "The Crazy Ones."

The Advent of Internet Self-Esteem Activism

While the Daily Caller notes the hypocrisy of Hollywood getting up in arms about the Beverly Hills Hotel being owned by the Sultan of Brunei, George Will condemns that so-called hash tag activism campaign to free the Nigerian school girls.

Republicans May Prosper by Opposing Big Business Subsidies

The Washington Examiner notes that Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah has hit upon a strategy that allows Republicans to cut the federal budget while painting the Democrats as tools of big business and themselves as champions of the free market.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio gives a graduation speech from space

Is the Tea Party Attracting More African Americans?

Star Parker suggests that pronouncements of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated. As proof, she points to a Pew Research poll that suggests that 17 percent of African Americans are leaning toward voting Republican in the 2014 midterms.

Will 'Blazing Saddles' Be Condemned as a Racist Movie?

2014 is the 40th anniversary of one of the funniest and one dare say profane movies ever to make it to the big screen. That would be, of course, "Blazing Saddles," the hit movie by Mel Brooks which could never be made in these politically correct times.

Hillary Clinton Refused to Designate Boko Haram a Terrorist Group

Powerline delves into and interesting question is that is likely to bedevil a certain once and possibly future presidential candidate. Why did the State Department not designate Boko Haram as an official terrorist group?

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Calls for private sector involvement in Russian moon base

Why Obama's Latest Climate Disruption (aka Global Warming) Gambit Won't Work

One of the latest gambits coming from the White House to try to distract people from the bad economy, the ravages of Obamacare, and various foreign policy disasters is to issue a report to try to scare people about the crisis formerly known as global warming.

Nancy Pelosi's Nuanced (For Her) Approach to Benghazi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is being what for her is somewhat nuanced on the Benghazi select committee. She wants it made perfectly clear that the whole thing is a sham and a farce and Democrats will not participate.

How the Politics of Keystone XL Continues to Weigh Down Mary Landrieu

As a possible vote to force approval on the Keystone XL pipeline is starting to look iffy in the Senate, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana's prospects for reelection are starting to look iffy as well, as the New York Times reports.

Friday, May 09, 2014

'Gotham': A Cop Show Before the Advent of Batman
Russia to shoot for the moon

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Gets Ron Paul Endorsement

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is locked in a primary runoff battle with State Sen. Dan Patrick. Dewhurst, thanks apparently to some adroit maneuvering, has won the endorsement of one former Rep. Ron Paul.

'The Americans' Takes on the Nuclear Freeze Movement

In the most recent episode of "The Americans," that wonderful FX series about a pair of deep cover Soviet KGB agents, there is a scene that suggests that the show is going to take on the nuclear freeze movement.

How the Nigerian School Girl Incident Undermines Hillary Clinton

Boko Haram has, if nothing else, made a name for itself by kidnapping school girls into sexual bondage and otherwise committing mass murder and mayhem in remote Nigeria. But it seems that there is a reason the group has snuck up on the world stage.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

House NASA spending bill has language concerning asteroid, Mars flyby missions

Scandal: Vets Wait Twice as Long in VA Hospital ERs as Civilians in Regular ERs

The Washington Times is reporting that yet another example of the perils of government run health care has cropped up in the form of veterans having to wait twice as long in VA hospital ERs as civilians do in regular ERs.

Hollywood Discovers, Belatedly, that There is Islamist Fascism

A strange thing has occurred in Hollywood, that home to extreme left wing politics. Some celebrities have discovered that there really is such a thing as Islamist fascism, according to a piece in the Washington Times.

FEC Chairman Warns About the Drive to Regulate Conservative Media

Lee E. Goodman, the current head of the Federal Election Commission, has a bone chilling warning that government bureaucrats are casting about for excuses to rein in the growing power of conservative media.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The 'Godzilla Methodology' for Resolving the East China Sea Conflict
Can an Artifical Intelligent Computer Be Made Safe for Humanity?
Former NASA chief Mike Griffin supports 2021 Mars/Venus flyby mission

White House Climate Disruption Report Perverts Science for Political Purposes

The Obama administration has released a report that announces that the crisis formally known as global warming and then climate change and now known as climate disruption is real and government must be grown to deal with it.

Monica Lewinsky Rises like an Unquiet Ghost

Like an unquiet ghost, Monica Lewinsky, whose high school-like fling with President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office made the late 1990s so entertaining, has arisen once again to try to explain herself and to take a shot at Hillary Clinton.

Find the Nigerian School Girls, Rescue Them. And Kill Their Bobo Haram Captors

Americans, almost 13 years into the War on Terror, are understandably weary of foreign intervention. However a group of Islamists thugs kidnapping Nigerian school girls have provided a reason for one such that all can get behind.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

NASA, French cast doubt on SpaceX reusable rocket project

Joni Ernst Rides Up to a Shooting Range on Her Harley, Takes Aim at Obamacare

Joni Ernst, wife, mom, far girl, veteran, and candidate for United States Senate from the great state of Iowa, continues to amaze and delight. Her latest campaign ad has her riding up to a shooting range on her Harley.

Obamacare Kills Romneycare

Back during the 2012 election campaign when Mitt Romney was arguing against Obamacare, the rejoinder was that it was inspired by the former Massachusetts governor's own health care reform law, popularly known as Romneycare.

With the Return of '24' Jack Bauer is Back and Terrorists Better Beware

When "24" was in its eight season run, its main character, super operative Jack Bauer, was both celebrated and reviled for his willingness to do what it took to take down terrorists. Baptize by waterboarding? That is Jack being restrained.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Grant and Lee Clash Again at the Battle of Spotsylvania April 8-21, 1864
NASA moves to commercialize Kennedy Space Center space shuttle landing strip

How a Possible Diabetes Cure May Pay for Over 50 Years of NASA Spending

A recent story in the National Review suggests that a cure for diabetes may be drawing nigh thanks to a long ago physics experiment conducted on the space shuttle Challenger. It casts money spent on NASA programs in an interesting light.

Russia's Putin Conducting Disinformation Campaign Against Fracking

Back when the Soviet Union was still in full bloom, its government was the master of a strategy known as disinformation. Much of the 1980s nuclear freeze movement could be linked to this strategy, for example.

Democrats Mull IRS, Benghazi Obstruction and Stonewalling Strategy

The Washington Times suggests that House Democrats have a conundrum concerning the IRS and Benghazi scandals. Should they go along with Republicans demands for investigations or should they obfuscate and stonewall?

Sunday, May 04, 2014

SyFy Channel to Produce 'Pax Romana' a Time Traveling Miniseries

What was the Real Reason Condi Rice was Hounded Off Rutgers Campus

As Twitchy notes, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was forced to withdraw as the commencement speaker at Rutgers University by a small group of student and faculty protestors who called her a "war criminal."

Why Obamacare May Be Unconstitutional After All

Those people who have declared Obamacare settled law of the land, inviolate (like prohibition and Jim Crow) and have commanded that opponents must move on, might want to read George Will's latest column and think again.

Why the Death Penalty is Still Necessary

| Recently a man in Oklahoma suffered a botched execution when a new drug meant to put him down malfunctioned, causing him to suffer before he expired from a heart attack. Naturally this has death penalty opponents running wild.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

NASA microgravity research could lead to diabetes cure
Researchers create jet fuel from water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight

Andrew Jackson Latest American Hero to Be Reviled

The American Prospect notes that President Andrew Jackson, the victor of the Battle of New Orleans, and Democratic Party hero had a somewhat darker side because of his role in the Trail of Tears.

The Global Warming Hysterics Are Scaring the Bejesus Out of Our Kids

The Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail notes that young people are suffering from anxiety thanks to climate change doomsday hysteria. This suggests to skeptics that global warming hysterics are engaged in a form of child abuse.

With the House Select Committee Benghazi Finally Becomes Serious

It looks like that the House is going to form a select committee to delve into the Benghazi massacre and along to way to answer former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's infamous question, "What difference does it make?"

Friday, May 02, 2014

My nephew-in-law just soloed for the first time as part of his Air Force pilot's training in a T 6 Texan. A regular eagle he is.
New 'club sandwich' model of Ganymede has implications for life

Should We Have Tried a Rescue Mission at Benghazi?

Should the American military at least tried to rescue the Americans trapped at Benghazi? That was the implication of the testimony of retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

So What If John Kerry is Driven from Office?

The American Spectator poses the question, what if John Kerry resigns as secretary of state? A lot of people, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have demanded that he do so because of his Israel apartheid state remarks.

Former Obama Staffer on Benghazi 'Dude that was Two Years Ago'

If there is any rule about being interviewed by a member of the media, whether it' s a local radio talk show host or a talking head of a major cable news network, it has to be never to call him "dude." Yet Tommy Vietor did just that to Fox News' Bret Baier.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Johns Hopkins Working on Drug that Could Eradicate Most Heart Disease
NASA picks Moon Express, Astrobotics, Masten Space Systems for lunar landers
NASA selects new prototype space suit design for testing

An Appeciation of Bob Hoskins

As CNN notes, the pudgy, menacing British actor Bob Hoskins has recently died at the age of 71, two years after he was obliged to retire from acting after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Obama Administration Rejects Russian Proposal to Curb European Missile Defense

The Washington Free Beacon is reporting that the administration has rejected out of hand Russian proposals that would further restrict missile defense systems in Europe, with the Ukraine crisis being cited as the reason.

Congress: Only Two Thirds Have Paid for Obamacare on the Federal Exchanges

Remember when President Obama thumped his chest and spiked the football, claiming that eight million people have signed up for Obamacare, thus claiming victory for the health care law? It seems that only two thirds have actually paid for it.