#Gunwalker becomes a real threat to the Obama administration

July 21, 2011

When even a Democratic Party house-organ such as the Los Angeles Times begins to take notice, you know the wall of obstruction and denial is crumbling fast.

via Melissa Clouthier and others

RELATED: Earlier posts on Gunwalker.

 

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


And so it ends not with a bang, but a whimper

July 21, 2011

Yesterday was the 42nd anniversary of America’s greatest triumph in space exploration, the first manned landing on the Moon. Here’s a video commemorating that moment:

(via GinTheGin)

And late last night, 42 years after Neil Armstrong first stepped on another world and 49 years after John Glenn became the first American to enter orbital space (1), our manned space program came to an end with the landing of the shuttle Atlantis.

In the dark, as if to spare us the embarrassment:

(via The Jawa Report)

And, yes, I know there are plenty of reasons why a private space exploration program is a good idea; I even agree with many of the arguments. But I don’t want to hear them just now.

I’m not in the mood.

Footnotes:
(1) Of course, Alan Shepard went first in Freedom 7, but that was a suborbital flight. Impressive and heroic, but not quite slipping the “surly bonds of Earth.”

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Worried about our nation’s finances? Take Spenditol!

July 21, 2011

Here’s a clever ad from Concerned Women for America that hits at the irresponsible ways of Washington and correctly identifies the root of the problem — overspending — and does it in the right way: with satire.

I especially like the line about how popular “Spenditol” is.

via Dan Mitchell

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)