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July 27, 2007

NASA is a Corrupt, Phony Plot

Filed under: Democratic Idiocy,Science,Taxes,Weirdos and Hippies — Sisyphus @ 9:53 am

NASAThis certainly appears to vindicate my well-documented feelings about the NASA boondoggle:

America’s space agency was shaken Thursday by two startling and unrelated reports: One involved claims that astronauts were drunk before flying. The other was news from NASA itself that a worker had sabotaged a computer set for delivery to the international space station.

Why not get drunk? All they’re going to do is drive the thing into the desert and spend some time gambling taxpayer money in Las Vegas. NASA is a hoax, outer space is a hoax, and you, the American taxpayer, are the victim of a con game.

Aviation Week & Space Technology reported on its Web site that a special panel studying astronaut health found that on two occasions, astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so drunk they posed a safety risk.

This is only serious because if they crash it into the landing strip in Arizona, we’ll have to buy them a new one with which they an carry out their boondoggle on us.

The independent panel also found “heavy use of alcohol” before launch — within the standard 12-hour “bottle-to-throttle” rule, the magazine reported.

A NASA official confirmed the report contains such details, but said they were from anonymous interviews and not substantiated. The official asked that his name not be used because NASA will discuss the health report on Friday.

The Aviation Week story did not say how long ago the alleged incidents took place, nor did it say whether it involved pilots or other crew members.

In defense of the “astronauts”, maybe they were flying back from Las Vegas at the time, and had lost heavily on the games.

At a news conference to discuss the upcoming space shuttle launch set for Aug. 7, NASA’s space operations chief was asked repeatedly about the drunken astronaut report.

That sentence, alone, shows why NASA should be disbanded.

But Gerstenmaier had more news. He revealed that an employee for a NASA subcontractor had cut the wires in a computer that was about to be loaded into the shuttle Endeavour for launch.

The subcontractor, which he wouldn’t name, contacted NASA 1 1/2 weeks ago, as soon as it learned that another computer had been damaged deliberately, Gerstenmaier said. Had the contractor not discovered the problem, NASA would have uncovered it by testing the computer before launch, Gerstenmaier said. Safety was not an issue, he added.

He refused to speculate on the worker’s motive. He also wouldn’t say where the sabotage occurred. He said it did not happen in Florida and had nothing to do with an ongoing strike at the Kennedy Space Center by a machinists’ union.

Wonderful. Union Communists are stealing from the Communists stealing our money at NASA. I don’t even know which band of thieves to root for. The bottom line is that they’re all stealing from us. They know perfectly well that space travel is as impossible as time travel, yet they use it as a handy extortion-measure, saying that if we don’t conquer the ether first, the Chinese will. Well, unless the Chinese can invent a flying nuclear submarine, I think we have little to fear from their conquest of the watery Heavens. Should they penetrate this body too far, they risk travel into the Infernal regions. Satan will prepare a warm reception for any foolish enough to travel into his domain within their mortal shells.

I propose that we abolish NASA, and use the savings to construct a prison in which to house those who have used NASA as a means of robbing and stealing from the American people for all these years. It is poetic justice, if you will; but more importantly, it is justice.

February 18, 2008

Womens’ Suffrage: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone

When women vote...The real problem with American elections isn’t just that we don’t have adequate voter verification procedures to keep our leaders from being chosen by illegal aliens and terrorists with blood on their hands and axes to grind. The problem goes much further than that. Clearly, as the results of the past 90 years have tended to show, granting women the right to vote was a serious mistake.

Women have always found their proper role tending the hearth and home, as well as breeding future generations of decent Christians and proud warriors. God Himself speaks of such matters in the Bible. A society that allows women to usurp the roles of men is a society that will exchange slavery for freedom. In other words, a liberal society.

Back in 1911, California was still a decent, freedom-loving, Christian state. During the debate on whether or not to listen to the harlots and allow them to corrupt decent God-fearing women by granting them the right to vote, Democratic Caucus head J.D. Sanford made the following points:

Votes for WomenSuffrage is not a right. It is a privilege that may or may not be granted. Politics is no place for a women consequently the privilege should not be granted to her.

The mother’s influence is needed in the home. She can do little good by gadding the streets and neglecting her children. Let her teach her daughters that modesty, patience, and gentleness are the charms of a women. Let her teach her sons that an honest conscience is every man’s first political law; that no splendor can rob him nor no force justify the surrender of the simplest right of a free and independent citizen. The mothers of this country can shape the destinies of the nation by keeping in their places and attending to those duties that God Almighty intended for them. The kindly, gentle influence of the mother in the home and the dignified influence of the teacher in the school will far outweigh all the influence of all the mannish female politicians on earth.

The courageous, chivalrous, and manly men and the womanly women, the real mothers and home builders of the country, are opposed to this innovation in American political life. There was a bill (the Sanford bill) before the last legislature which proposed to leave the equal suffrage question to women to decide first before the men should vote on it. This bill was defeated by the suffragettes because they knew that the women would vote down the amendment by a vote of ten to one.

The men are able to run the government and take care of the women. Do women have to vote in order to receive the protection of man? Why, men have gone to war, endured every privation and death itself in defense of woman. To man, woman is the dearest creature on earth, and there is no extreme to which he would not go for his mother or sister. By keeping woman in her exalted position man can be induced to do more for her than he could by having her mix up in affairs that will cause him to lose respect and regard for her. Woman does not have to vote to secure her rights. Man will go to any extreme to protect and elevate her now. As long as woman is woman and keeps her place she will get more protection and more consideration than man gets. When she abdicates her throne she throws down the scepter of her power and loses her influence.

Woman suffrage has been proven a failure in states that have tried it. It is wrong. California should profit by the mistakes of other states. Not one reform has equal suffrage effected. On the contrary, statistics go to show that in most equal suffrage states, Colorado particularly, that divorces have greatly increased since the adoption of the equal suffrage amendment, showing that it has been a home destroyer. Crime has also increased due to lack of the mothers in the home.

Woman is woman. She can not unsex herself or change her sphere. Let her be content with her lot and perform those high duties intended for her by the Great Creator, and she will accomplish far more in governmental affairs that she can ever accomplish by mixing up in the dirty pool of politics. Keep the home pure and all will be well with the Republic. Let not the sanctity of the home be invaded by every little politician that may be running up and down the highway for office. Let the manly men and the womanly women defeat this amendment and keep woman where she belongs in order that she may retain the respect of all mankind.

Back then, Democrats were still Americans, not harlots and those who lust after harlots. Hillary Clinton buttresses every statement Sanford made, and her own utterances provide further support for the repeal of the 19th Amendment.

Hillary ClintonTake, for example, this insanity, uttered by Hillary Clinton on the very subject at hand, taken from her own blog:

I could say that it’s a pleasure being up here with all of the women running for President in 2008. But I’d like to make a prediction: that while there may be plenty of room on this stage tonight — some day, there will be enough of us to transform this event from a lecture into a debate.

I hope so. Because women have no place in politics, and the American people deserve to see that Truth and not have a female Fascist president shoved down their throats.

[Applause]

Yeah, right.

Finally, I want to thank the members of Mary Louise Smith’s family who have joined us tonight. Talk about a trailblazing woman in public life. Mary Louise Smith started at the grassroots right here in Iowa, working her way up to become the first woman Chair of the Republican National Committee. This was not an easy feat for a woman in 1974. But with her signature poise, and her intelligence and integrity, Mary Louise Smith proved to be more than up to the challenge.

RINO harlots, an inspiration to the Socialists among us. Proof positive that allowing these closet leftists in the GOP is the worst decision Reagan ever made. The Eleventh Commandment was the great error that gave the Democrat Party its 2006 electoral victory.

In addition to being an accomplished organizer and leader, she was also a passionate advocate for women’s rights, reproductive choice, and many other important causes. She was a role model and an inspiration for many, and I am honored by this chair that bears her name.

Naming a chair after her is appropriate. Woman is man’s footstool, just as Man is God’s.

And of course, there is this Center’s namesake, the great Carrie Chapman Catt. I and every other woman who holds this chair does so in part because of her life’s work. Raised right here in Iowa, a graduate of this university, she served as a teacher, a school principal, a superintendent, and a reporter before joining the women’s suffrage movement and realizing her talents as a gifted organizer and dynamic orator.

Banter banter banter. Boring platitudes. Yada yada yada. How can you people support this woman?

She did two stints as President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and she helped to found the International Woman Suffrage Alliance to reach out to women across the world. In the end, it was Catt who devised the “Winning Plan” for the suffrage movement — a plan to campaign simultaneously for suffrage at both the state and national levels. The rest, as they say, is history.

If we’d had a real President instead of Woodrow Wilson, she’d have been arrested and shot as a traitor.

And it really is quite a history, isn’t it? There has never been a better time to be a woman in America. It’s almost hard to explain to young women today how much things have changed — even just during the course of my lifetime.

Women were better off when they enjoyed the liberty of keeping a decent home, raising decent Americans, and not having to go out and toil in the world of men and harlots. Anyone who’s read the Bible cover to cover knows this, Hillary. What are you really saying, here?

Growing up, there were sports we couldn’t play, schools we couldn’t attend, and jobs that essentially had a “men only” sign on them.

Well, we can’t go into the “women’s only” restroom, but you don’t hear us complaining, do you?

As an eighth grader I was captivated by space-travel. I wrote to NASA asking how to apply to be an astronaut — they wrote back explaining that these positions weren’t open to women.

Hillary ClintonQuite right. NASA is a hoax. The astronauts fly the shuttle into the desert, then spend the time in “space” gambling and patronizing brothels at taxpayer expense. Even those degenerate perverts and inveterate liars wouldn’t want Hillary Clinton tagging along. She’d spoil all their fornications.

Well today, Iowa’s own Peggy Whitson has been appointed the first female Commander of the International Space Station.

[Applause]

Yes, lemmings. Applaud the shameless lies. It’s the best you deserve.

Years later, when I was deciding where I wanted to attend law school, I was coolly informed by a Harvard Law professor, and I quote, “We don’t need any more women at Harvard.” So I went to Yale. [laughter] And my entering class at Yale Law School — where I decided to go instead — had 235 students, of whom just 27 were women.

This may be the first time I’ve ever agreed with a decision of Harvard Law School.

Today, women are the majority of students in law schools.

Everything you ever needed to know about what’s wrong with the legal profession today.

As a young lawyer, when I told a colleague that I might want to practice courtroom law, he replied that, that was impossible, because I didn’t have a wife. He asked me, “When you’re in trial, and you’re busy, who will make sure you have clean socks for court?” [laughter] Well, I had honestly had never thought about that. I had always washed my own socks. [laughter]

And now, you could have a “wife,” since you perverts have legalized Sodomy. That’s the kind of progress that will have America legalizing human sacrifice in the next 35 years.

Today, women are serving across America as judges, partners, as law professors — and yes, even successful courtroom lawyers with clean socks.

I highly doubt their socks are as clean as they were in the days when decent Christian women tidied them for their menfolk.

The norms are changing on Capitol Hill. Back in the mid-1980s, women were not allowed to wear pantsuits on the Senate floor. Clearly, I would not have survived. [laughter]

Finally, she tells the truth about something!

And today, we’ve sworn in the first Madame Speaker of the House of Representatives.

[Applause]

We’ve even seen, much I’m sure to that old Harvard law professor’s chagrin, the first woman President of Harvard University.

Harvard should hang the American flag at half-mast. If they haven’t burned it yet, that is.

Women are now a majority of students in colleges — and the majority of those who voted in 2004. It is nothing short of breathtaking when you stop to think about it.

Thank God we still outnumber them. Enough decent women know to vote for the party that represents them in Christ.

But all of this progress is not a quirk of fate. It didn’t happen by accident. It is the result of the contributions of women and men from every background, serving at every level, using their diverse array of skills and talents to move our nation forward.

Moving our nation “forward” on the path to Hell is apparently not a problem to President-Never-Elect Hillary.

Contributions from national leaders like Carrie Chapman Catt and her colleagues in the suffrage movement. Trailblazers right here in Iowa like Arabella Mansfield who, in 1869, became the first woman in America formally admitted to the Bar. Women like Sojourner Truth who campaigned both against slavery and for women’s suffrage. Or Harriet Tubman who risked her life time and again so others could taste the fruits of freedom. Courageous women around the world like Aung San Suu Kyi who has been a virtual prisoner for decades in the cause of freedom for the Burmese people. Women who run for office in their own countries against some tough odds like Angela Merkel in Germany and Michelle Bachelet in Chile, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in Liberia.

SneezeHalf those names sound like mens’ names, and the other half sound made up. “Aung San Suu Kyi”? Gesundheit!

But it is not just the women leaders in the history books who’ve made history. It is also those unsung heroes who transform lives and communities every single day.

The teachers who tell our daughters, “You are just as smart and capable as the boys, don’t you fail to live up to your potential.” I think about my 6th grade teacher Mrs. King quoting from the Bible said not to hide your light under the bushel basket.

The Bible also says, “for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but (A)woman for the man’s sake.” (1 Corinthians 11:9) I guess Hillary’d rather quote the Good Book out of context than actually read the thing. Typical Satanism.

The women on the PTA who wonder why aren’t more girls in those honors math and science classes. I remember when my daughter was in first grade joining up with a couple of other mothers to do extra science programs for our first graders. And all those mothers who work all day — sleep a few hours — do the night shift, because they want something better for their children.

Then they should work at home, tending hearth and home. The men should work outside in the world; women are far too susceptible to temptations, and children sense something is wrong now, too, which is why they now play video games all day instead of reading Scripture with their mothers.

Some women have fought lonely battles, forging ahead on their own when no one else would stand by their side. I think of Edna Griffin, called the “Rosa Parks of Iowa.” On July 7, 1948, she was refused service at a Des Moines lunch counter. But Edna Griffin responded by organizing pickets in front of the store — and when no one else joined her, she would picket alone. She took her case all the way to the Iowa Supreme Court — and she won.

Way to confuse civil rights with womens’ suffering. Typical of Democrats to ennoble their sordid struggle by fraudulent misrepresentation.

Other women have had the benefit of networks of women drawn together by shared experiences and aspirations. I’ve had the privilege of traveling to more than 80 countries. And everywhere I’ve been as First Lady and now as Senator, I have tried to find time to meet with women in the countries where I find myself- to ask them what their lives are like, what kind of opportunities and challenges they face. I remember a woman in Northern Ireland by the name of Joyce McCartan. Joyce, a Catholic, had lost more than a dozen family members during the so called “troubles” — including her own seventeen-year old son who was shot dead by Protestant gunmen. But instead of retreating into anger and grief and wanting revenge, she brought together a group of both Protestant and Catholic women to set up a safe house for women of both traditions to talk about their needs and their fears over cups of tea.

That is heroic. It also involves religion, and staying at home. Learn the right lesson here, Hillary!

I sat down with those women one day and I listened as they talked about how they had discovered that they all worried when their husbands and sons left their homes, and they were all relieved when they returned safely. And despite their differences, they wanted a better future for their country and their children. It was these women — and others like them — sitting around at kitchen tables, sharing pots of tea, who helped chart the path to peace.

Amen! (Do you know what that word means, Hillary?)

Here at home, during my time in the Senate, I have cherished the opportunity to work with my women colleagues in both Houses and on both sides of the aisle. Now we may not see eye to eye on everything, but we get together and we trade those very important bits of advice like what kind of shoes to wear on marble floors when you’re on your feet all day. And when it comes to the issues that we can agree on — whether it’s afterschool funding or healthcare and education for women here in America or for women in Afghanistan– we are a force to be reckoned with.

Shopping for shoesThe truth finally bubbles out: Women are far too busy shopping for shoes to focus on decent governance.

I’ve been honored to work throughout my career on issues like foster care and adoption, family leave, equal pay and preschool for our children. And I have always been struck when people label these as women’s issues. I disagree with that characterization. While these so-called “kitchen table” issues are certainly women’s issues — they’re also men’s issues and children’s issues. They’re issues that we all have a stake in.

Don’t muddy the waters. They’re womens’ issues, just like the economy and the military are mens’ issues. Ultimately, men should vote on womens’ issues, but decent men should heed their wives’ advice on the best stance for a Christian to take on the womens’ issues. Or, at the very least, take such advice into consideration. No loving husband could do less.

Today, too many men have to choose between health insurance for themselves or for their children, because they can’t afford both.

If they spent more time praying and housekeeping and less time stealing their husbands’ jobs, this might not be such a problem.

When women make just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns — it’s not just women who are affected, but families with less income to pay the bills.

See above.

We’re all worried about whether the next generation of children will have the tools they need to compete in the global economy.

Today, many fathers are struggling to spend more time with their families just like mothers always have. In fact, the issue of family leave provides a particularly good example. I’ll never forget a newspaper advice column that I read in the early 1980s. I was working at a law firm at the time and my daughter was about three years old. Someone had written into this column asking: “I’m about to get a big promotion and I’m going to have my own office for the first time. What kind of decorations are appropriate for my office?”

Well, the advice columnist responded that he needed to know if the writer was a man or a woman because it would affect the answer. If you’re a man, he said, and you have a family, put up lots of pictures of your family because people will think when they come into your office “this is a stable person with a good set of family values.” But if you’re a woman, don’t put any pictures of your family in your office because people will think you can’t keep your mind on your job.

If you’re a woman, let your husband have your job, and go home to be with your family. That’d be my advice, Hillary.

So, of course, I immediately filled my office with pictures of my family.

Of course you would. Degenerate atheist.

Well, a lot has changed since then. But unfortunately this attitude is still around. It kind of sums up too many people’s feelings towards women and parents in the workplace: Keep your family life to yourself, struggle on your own to meet the demands of work and family and don’t let it affect your work.

But think about this for a minute. A lot of working fathers wish they had more time with their children. All employers want employees to be focused and productive — which is hard to achieve when work and family are out of balance. And every American has a stake in how the next generation is raised — after all, we’re raising our future innovators, our college professors, our nurses, our business leaders, our farmers, teachers and so much more.

Blah blah blah, banter banter banter, gobbledygook platitudes, Hillary is struggling under the weight of her own lies and distortions.

So when we fight to strengthen family leave — that helps not just women, but all Americans who want to spend more time with the people they love and care for. That’s why I’m fighting for paid family leave — because no one should have to worry if they need a couple of hours to take their child to the doctor. And no one should be denied the chance to bond with their newborn or adopted baby or to care for an aging parent. I think we should encourage the development of families working to take care of one another. There’s so much care giving that goes on in our country, we sometimes overlook it. But if all the caregivers, people who devote most or all of their time caring for a child, caring for a parent, caring for a loved one with a disability, if all of those Americans were to decide tomorrow to stop giving that out of love, to replace that care would cost 300 billion dollars a year. People give it because they love, they have a sense of family obligation, they want to do the right thing and we make it very, very hard for families to care for one another.

Sleeping CheneyBoring! I almost fell asleep halfway through this, then skipped to the end. I bet the audience was really snoring at this point.

Instead of focusing on what is really going on in people’s lives, too often our politics is about distractions. Who’s up, who’s down. What people are wearing more than what they are saying.

Well, there will always be that kind of analysis. But in the end, none of that really matters very much.

Exactly. Which is why we can’t have women running for office. They focus far too much on fashion, and not enough on the issues. It’s as simple as that, folks.

What matters are the lives of people I meet every day who feel like they’re invisible. Like no one’s paying attention to them and their struggles.

Good!

Like the woman I met from LeClair who had to sell half her family farm to pay for her family’s medical bills. She sure feels invisible.

Maybe she is. Maybe you made her up. Who knows? Who cares?

Or the woman I met at the Maid-Rite in Toledo who was working two jobs and still struggling to get by and she wonders whether anybody really sees how hard she’s been working.

I’m sure you were shopping there, right?

The woman in Greenville whose daughter got sick, but didn’t have health insurance. She died a year later. She was just eighteen years old. Her death certificate listed the cause of death as unknown, because she was never able to afford to get a proper diagnosis.

When God calls, you come.

Well, I don’t think that any of these people should be invisible in our country. They’re certainly not invisible to me. I see them, I hear them, and I carry their stories with me where ever I go. And they shouldn’t be invisible in our political process.

Breaking news: Hillary is insane.

One of the aspects of politics that has changed dramatically with the entry of some many women is that a lot of these stories are now just out there, people are talking about them, trying to determine what to do to give someone who is struggling a better chance. When I think about the struggle that women had to even get the vote I don’t get discouraged, I get inspired.

And decent Americans get traumatized. That’s the difference between Red America and Blue anti-America, in a nutshell.

The first women’s convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. It was a hot July and a group of women decided that they wanted to meet together at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls to see if they could draft a statement claiming their rights as women. At that time of course our laws didn’t really give women rights in any aspect of life, not just at the voting booth but in inheritance and marriage and child custody and so much else. So these women and a few brave men joined together on that hot July day to begin a process that led to the Declaration of Sentiments. It was the first document that we know of anywhere in the world where a group of people had come and said women deserve their rights. Only one woman who was there are that convention lived long enough to see women get the vote in America. It took more than 70 years from the start of the movement until nineteenth amendment was passed. More than 70 years of faith and devotion, protesting and lobbying. And when I think about the challenges we face today in politics, I always am in awe of how hard these other women had to struggle to get what we take for granted.

Ultimately, they did succeed, because even in the face of the most heartbreaking set-backs, they never lost sight of what mattered and they refused to give up.

I’ve always loved the story of how, back in 1915, Catt and her colleagues believed that winning in New York was critical to winning at the federal level, so they fought their hearts out. They held 10,300 meetings. They handed out seven and a half million leaflets. And they raised nearly $100,000 — a staggering sum in those days.

But in the end, they lost by nearly 200,000 votes.

That night, Catt was asked how long this defeat would delay their fight nationally. She replied, “Only until we can get a little sleep.” And two days after that loss, they started a new campaign with a new slogan: “Victory in 1917.”

I’m grateful to her and countless others because I know that every day I walk in the paths they cleared and benefit from the victories they won.

YawnZzzzzzz…. …. whu? …Zzzzzzz……..

Now, some might say that their work is finished in America since women no longer face legal obstacles to education or employment or the right to vote. But we know that even though legal barriers have fallen away — economic and attitudinal ones still remain. And that so long as there are gaps between our aspirations and our reality, their work and ours is not finished. That more perfect union still awaits.

We Americans must do everything in our power to strengthen, thicken, and raise those barriers. It’s our duty to our God, our country, and our selves.

If we truly want to finish what Catt and her colleagues had started, then it is time we stopped paying women 77 cents on the dollar when they work 60 minutes of the hour, just like men.

[Applause]

Women aren’t men. Why should they be paid like men? You’re insane, Hillary. You want to treat genders like they’re the same, just like you want Sodomites to wed. If you become President, I’ll probably have to divorce my loving wife and marry one of my coworkers. (They’re all men, by the way. It’s a man’s world out there. Don’t like it? Complain to HE who made it.)

We can see that we are still not where we need to be because just this year the United States Supreme Court heard a case of a woman named Lilly Ledbetter. Lilly Ledbetter worked in a factory in Alabama. She worked there for over 20 years. She was a good worker. She became a supervisor- the only woman to become a supervisor and year after year she did the same work that all of the male supervisors did. And about 20 years into her work she learned she had never been paid the same as all of the men. Men with lesser seniority, younger men, and she wondered why. And she tried to find out and basically her employer wouldn’t answer her questions. And Lilly Ledbetter didn’t want to take that for an answer. So she started talking to people in town and somebody sent her to a lawyer and the lawyer said that’s against the Equal Pay Act, we’ve had an Equal Pay Act on the books since 1963- they can’t do that. The lawyer called the factory and the factory wouldn’t talk to the lawyer so the lawyer brought a law suit. And Lilly Ledbetter won in court and the factory appealed it. And she won in the appellate court and the factory appealed it to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has changed in composition as you know and all of a sudden after everyone thought that the cases had been settled, that if you were discriminated for doing the same job as a woman that a man is doing you are entitled to back pay for as long as you have been doing that job as a way to deter other employers from practicing discrimination and to make good on the many hours of work that were not fairly compensated. Well, the new Supreme Court found a reason to deny Lilly Ledbetter back pay for all of those years. They came up with a theory that nobody had ever heard of before. So don’t believe that the hard work is over- we still have a long way to go.

If we truly want to finish what Catt and her colleagues started, then it’s time we did more than just talking about family values — we need to adopt policies that truly value families.

[Applause]

YawnShut up! God, when does this nonsense end? Hillary talks for days on end! Shut up!

We stand for universal pre-kindergarten all the way through to affordable college.

[Applause]

From quality, affordable healthcare for every American to retirement security for every American. Paid leave. Flexible workplaces.

We need to recognize the challenges that so many people face today. You know, the economy is much more difficult. The average American family has lost a thousand dollars in income in the last six years but the costs of everything else have gone up- health care, education, energy and gas. It’s much tougher for young families to really pull together the time they need for each other.

The biggest concern that a lot of young families tell me is that they don’t have enough time. They’re working as hard as they can, they’re worried about their future, they’re anxious about everything from whether they have enough to put away to tide them over on a rainy day to what happens in the mortgage market and what’s going on if somebody in their family gets sick.

If we truly want to finish what Catt and her colleagues started, then we need to do something about our national debt — $9 trillion and counting.

That’s enough of this nonsense. It just goes on like this, for ever and ever and ever.

Anyone who thinks someone who talks like this belongs in the White House as anything other than a maid or an ornament needs to have their heads examined. God, what a crazy dullard! Only in Moonbattia could such a character avoid living under a bridge or hoarding cats or something.

No Woman SuffrageWe need to repeal womens’ suffrage posthaste. The work has already begun, but undoing the damage done in the last 90 years will be a long, hard slog. Fortunately, we have God on our side, and with the love of God in our hearts and the Fate of America in our hands, we know we shall prevail.

God bless America, and God bless each and every one of His servants!

May 31, 2007

Further Hilarity from the Aerospace Conspiracy

Filed under: Democratic Idiocy,Faith,Science — Sisyphus @ 5:47 am

The liberal treefrogs would have you believe that this [MSNBC] isn’t a hoax:

Two Russian cosmonauts climbed out of the international space station Wednesday to install protective panels designed to shield the orbiting outpost from dangerous space debris.

Even without access to a complete description of the alleged “incident”, we can use the biased CNN moonbatty summary to see through this concocted occurrence. Space, as we know, is either ether (rendering space flight impossible), or it is empty. If it is empty, why would it have debris in it? Moreover, if empty, why wouldn’t the planets rip themselves apart to fill this void? Nature abhors nothing more than a vacuum. Already, at paragraph one, the lies and inconsistencies in this story evanesce.

Let’s read on:

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Oleg Kotov opened a hatch on the Russian side of the space station at 3:05 p.m. ET. The spacewalk ended about 5½ hours later.

Russia, which can’t even hold Chechnya and which only abandoned Communist ludditism 16 years ago, has people in outer space. Yes. You’re actually supposed to believe that.

“Hooray! We’re back home!” one of the cosmonauts said after climbing back into the space station airlock. The only lament from the first-time spacewalkers came at the end, from a cosmonaut who complained about an ill-fitted glove on his spacesuit.

They were back home the whole time, so don’t bust out the champagne for them just yet. Moreover, why do spacesuits have gloves? Any chink in this armor will supposedly suck the cosmonaut through the hole to his agonizing, squishy doom. Yet, they send them into space with gloves that don’t fit correctly. If this story is to be believed, sometimes they probably send them into space with no gloves whatsoever. Yes. You are supposed to believe this.

Both men were tethered during the spacewalk to keep them from floating away. The station’s third occupant, U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams, remained inside.

They have ropes keeping them from being sucked apart in the void of space, while a tennis star, and a woman at that, waits inside to help them. Absurd.

Space debris includes objects such as discarded rocket parts, planetary dust and rocks. Scientists consider it the greatest threat to the space station, orbiting about 220 miles above Earth.

So the planets are pulled apart. But, they aren’t. Or something like that. Let NASA change its answer!

I’d go on laughing at this article, but I think I’ve made my point. It’s a hoax. You’d have to be brain dead or on the take to fall for something like this, yet that’s just what those NASA fatcats want you to think.

Excuse me while I go laugh myself silly.

UPDATE: I couldn’t let these slide without a refutation:

Kotov rode at the end of a crane operated by Yurchikhin to reach the stack of aluminum panels about 60 feet from the hatch.

How can there be stacks in space? I thought your precious gravity-less vacuum was supposed to make them float away…

“The consequence of small particles is not so great,” said Kirk Shireman, NASA’s deputy program manager for the space station. “Then there are the midrange particles. Those are the ones we worry about.”

This is easily one of the strangest/stupidest things ever said.

The spacewalk started about 45 minutes late, but a bright moon allowed the cosmonauts to catch up by working through what normally would have been darkness after orbital sunsets. The space station circles the Earth every 90 minutes.

Yeah, right. The Earth is supposedly a sphere about a million miles in circumference, yet they can orbit it every 90 minutes. I thought your precious Einstein said objects can’t move faster than the speed of light!

This article is a treasure-trove of unintentional hilarity. Thank you, CNN!

Update 2 (by Psycheout): CNN link, as usual, has broken.  Added MSNBC link.

May 22, 2007

I Have a Doubt

Filed under: Science — Sisyphus @ 8:08 am

Articles like this make me begin to seriously question NASA:

The launch of a privately funded US space module, Genesis II, has been delayed by a month for testing, the second such delay for it, its American makers said Monday.

Genesis II was scheduled for launch in Russia by a civilian Dnepr rocket, based on a modified intercontinental ballistic missile. But a Dnepr launch vehicle crashed shortly after lift-off last year.

The Nevada company Bigelow Aerospace, which constructed Genesis II, said on its website: “The Russian authorities have requested additional tests on the Dnepr rocket and its ground equipment.”

If I’m to believe NASA and the Soviet cosmonauts, we’ve had objects in space since 1957. Yet, 50 years later, we can’t figure out how to send one rocket up without doing a gazillion tests on it first. Why not use one of the rocket technologies that have supposedly worked so well for, oh, the last 50 years? Why the endless testing of tried-and-true techniques?

Incidents like this make me seriously question whether or not we’ve ever even really been into “outer space.” I’ve never been there; have you? Weren’t we supposed to have moonships charting us all to jobs on Mars by now? Yet when it comes time to put their money where their mouth is, NASA has been backing down for at least the last 40 years.

I’m not normally a conspiracy theorist. But things like this do give me pause:

Genesis II will test new systems, as well as carrying additional cameras and pictures and items that are part of a “Fly Your Stuff” programme.

Under the programme, the public has been able to purchase slots to provide photos and other small mementos to be carried aboard the craft for a fee of 295 dollars (220 euros).

The photos and items will be photographed and recorded by Genesis IIs interior cameras and displayed on the Bigelow Aerospace website.

There’s definitely a huge financial incentive involved in hoodwinking the public, if that’s what’s going on here. Conversely, the uproar if the space programs were found to be a hoax would be quite enormous.  Mobs would tear Cape Canaveral apart, for starters.

Philosophically, I’ve always had some qualms about the space race. After all, it purports to discount the idea of ether, which makes much more sense to me than a huge vacuum. Nature abhors a vacuum, so if the Universe consisted of one, why wouldn’t all the planets and stars be pulled apart trying to fill it? Also, NASA is a Kennedy program, so you have to think to yourself, “Money Pit.”  There’s nothing Democrats like more than a cash-siphoning boondoggle to their corrupt cronies; even when I was a Democrat, that was one of the triggers that made me vote Republican on occasion.

 The third problem I’ve always had with arguments for the space race are that scientists, as a class, seem so smug and dishonest to me.  Not to besmirch the reputation of every single scientist, but as a class, they seem like the kind of people who’d tell you that Martians colonized the Earth just because they found some rock with weird marks in it.  Snake oil salesmen, to put it in laymens’ terms.

None of that is necessarily reason enough to disbelieve NASA, of course. But the more I read of this website, the more questions I have.

As we begin to make this argument, we acknowledge beforehand that we are aware of the property of matter known as friction. Yes, we realize that whenever two surfaces are held together by any force there will be a static frictional force that will resist any motion by either surface in any direction other than parallel to the force. The example we are using is an extreme situation, and would involve the object in question to travel a considerable distance (tens of degrees of latitude) from the “top” of the planet.

Using the “round Earth” theory, setting an object on the earth would be like setting grains of sand on a beach ball. Certainly a few grains would stay – right around the top, the surface is nearly horizontal – but when you stray too far from the absolute top of the ball, the grains of sand start sliding off and falling onto the ground. The Earth, if round, should behave in exactly the same fashion. Because the top is a very localized region on a sphere, if the Earth were in fact round, there would be only a very small area of land that would be at all inhabitable. Stray to the outside fringes of the “safe zone”, and you start walking at a tilt. The further out you go, the more you slant, until your very survival is determined by the tread on your boots. Reach a certain point, and you slide off the face of the planet entirely. Obviously, something is wrong.

In order to avoid the aforementioned scenario, (which obviously is inaccurate, as you very rarely hear of people falling off the face of the planet) we are forced to assume that, in the “round Earth” theory, there would be a gravitational field radiating from the center of the planet. All objects, be they rocks, insects, humans, or other planets would have, under Efimovich’s theory, have a gravitational “charge” that would, under a certain alignment, cause them to be attracted to the center of the Earth. Unfortunately, like a magnet in a stronger magnetic field, it would undoubtedly require a long time to re-align an object’s gravitational charge, were this the case. And so we go to argument four, which deals with difficulties in having different “downs” for different people.

I can’t say I’m sold on this yet, and I can already envision the reaction the Helioleftists (hat tip: Marcia P.) will have to this post. But I’m serious. I think we need a dialogue- how do we know that NASA has, in fact, been into space? If they haven’t, how can we prove the world is round, instead of being (for the sake of argument) a flat disk with all continents perched on top? I know this sounds crazy, but at one point in time people thought the idea of splitting the atom was crazy, too. Or, probably, slicing bread. Or controlling fire. Or building an Ark just because God told you to.

 The point is, sometimes if we discuss things that sound crazy, we can arrive at the correct answer. I think that’s much better than, when someone proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the Earth doesn’t move, a bunch of yes-men glad-handing one another by citing telescopic data from rocketships they’ve never been on and have never conclusively proved even went into space. Why do you people keep asking me to assume the Bible is wrong, if you won’t, yourselves, assume for a moment that NASA might be lying, too?

That’s all I have to say about that for now. I acknowledge that my thoughts on it are all pretty muddled, but I’m keeping an open mind on the issues. Let’s discuss this in a civilized manner- I’ll refrain from calling you Darwinists if you’ll refrain from citing Darwin and Copernicus to blaspheme against my religion. Is it a deal?

UPDATE: Articles like this only deepen my suspicion.

The strongest evidence yet that ancient Mars was much wetter than it is now has been unearthed by NASA’s Spirit rover.

A patch of Martian soil kicked up and analyzed by Spirit appears to be rich in silica, which suggests it would have required water to produce.

Assuming this “rover” on Mars even exists, it found silica (sand). That, to them, indicates there was water there. Why? Because they rely on Darwinist geology, never even questioning the broader implications of their junk science.

Maybe there was water on Mars 5,000 years ago. Maybe not. But any attempt to look for water older than 5,000 years is doomed to fail, and if NASA had any grown-up thinkers in the show, they’d know that. Instead, they get all a-twitter over allegedly finding some sand on what they tell us is a barren red rock thousands of miles from here. What articles like this make ME think is that these scientists had a hot weekend in Vegas with YOUR tax dollars. They invented this story to cover up the expenditure of taxpayer dollars, to keep the money train rolling.

If President Brownback wants to keep NASA as a back-door means of funding programs he doesn’t want the moonbats to find out about, I’ll understand. I won’t say peep about it, either. Otherwise, he should shut this boondoggle down and kick these hedonists out on their posteriors. Let them find real jobs, doing real work.