Thursday, August 04, 2005

A Question For Roberts

I've got it! I've figured it all out. I know, in one question how we can find out what sort of Justice John Roberts will be.


Ok, here goes...

Mr. Roberts,

Boxers or Briefs?

If he says boxers it might mean he would have a loser more free flowing idea of how to interpret the Constitution.

Briefs, on the other hand would indicate a more constrictive, confining interpretation.

If he goes commando it would say he's probably a flaming liberal and would most likely make underwear un constitutional as soon as possible.

If he says he wears both from time to time, and every once in a great while goes sans shorts, hire him he's a centrist!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Bush appoints Bolton to U.N. post - Politics -

Bush appoints Bolton to U.N. post - Politics -

Just another in the litany of terrible mistakes that preznit dufus has made. Hopefully President Annan will be able to ignore John Blowton's insane rantings.

Friday, July 29, 2005

I Woke Up This Morning in the Twilight Zone

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Frist breaks with Bush on stem cell research - Politics -

Bill Frist has done a 180 degree turn and now supports increased funding for stem cell research?

So NOW he decideds to be a doctor! Instead of ignoring science, freely dispensing bullshit to the public he now embraces knowlege and the acquisition of it, yeah right.

Don't get me wrong i'm happy he's FINALLY seen the light but this just reinforces my view of him as a worthless piece of human flotsam. I might have hated him (still do) but as long as he stuck to his ideals i could work up a luke warm respect for him.

Don't be fooled by this! Frist is a political opertunist and is just courting voters outside of his narrow church group. He want's Bush's job in '09 and will stop at no lie to get what he wants. Lets wait and see if he actually does anything to further medical research or just keeps changing his stance.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

NASA grounds future shuttle flights - Return to Flight -

NASA grounds future shuttle flights - Return to Flight -

I've heard reports on CNN saying there is some minor tile damage to Discovery near the front landing gear compartment. Never the less NASA still hasn't gotten a handle on the falling foam issue and has grounded the fleet possibly until next year.

Discovery was photographed by the ISS Astronauts as it docked this morning and NASA will go over those photos today. There is also a planned laser inspection using the Canadarm for tomorrow which would show in 3D the extent of any damage done.

Shuttle does a flip, then docks with station - Return to Flight -

Shuttle does a flip, then docks with station - Return to Flight -

Shuttle docked with ISS succesfully! Before docking the shuttle turned belly up to the Space Station in order to let the Astronauts aboard the station to inspect the heat sheilding tiles on the shuttle for damage.

Some damage to the shuttle was reported by NASA. It is located near the front landing gear compartment and caused by falling foam durring launch.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

She's Away!

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Shuttle Discovery launched successfully.

The internet coverage was pretty good. NASA's site bounced between four cameras. AOL's showed all four cameras simultaneously, both used only the NASA launch control audio stream.

The TV coverage was good too. I watched NBC and CNN. NBC was showing the same thing on both MSNBC and the parent network. The shots from the camera mounted on the external fuel tank were amazing. CNN and Miles O'Brian were great, very informative. O'Brian's is always a pleasure to watch during one of these things because of his knowledge of the space program. Prior to the Columbia disaster O'Brian was slated to become the first journalist in space. Had it not been for the accident O'Brian may well have been on board today's flight.

NBC's coverage was excellent as well, they showed a lot of shots from the fuel tank camera. Their coverage has now switched to MSNBC. Brian Williams is on now with NASA veterans and engineers talking about the future of the program.

CNN is beginning to do other news now but cutting back to Miles at the Cape often. They started their main coverage about two hours early this morning.

I think some of those shots from the external fuel tank are going to wind up becoming the most memorable pictures of the shuttle program, akin to the stage separation shots from the Apollo era. Unfortunately so will the shots of Challenger exploding and Columbia's wreckage.

NASA Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

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The internets will provide coverage of the STS-114 Shuttle launch today.

NASA has streaming video here.

AOL has coverage here. (This site is not compatible with Mozilla browser) boo hiss.

As for those old media forms:

CNN and Miles O'Brian are covering the launch live on TV... great coverage too.
MSNBC is also going live for the launch.
ABC's "Good Morning America" is going to cut away to show the launch it's self.

I've got my fingers crossed. Good luck to the Crew.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Bush Names Corporate Flunky To Fill Court Seat

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After all the high minded talk of Minorities and Women getting nominated to the court bushco. went ahead and nominated a right wing whitebread corporate flunky by the name of John G. Roberts.

Bush talked about this being his legacy.

His legacy may well be an end to regulation of corporate damage to the environment.

His legacy may well be damaging your civil rights.

His legacy may well be damaging your human rights.

His legacy may well be an end to separation of church and state.

and as expected his legacy may well be an end to Roe v. Wade.

Roberts has a very short Judicial record but as a corporate lawyer he defended Mining companies In front of the Supreme Court against the National Wildlife Association in a case involving the mining process of Mountain top removal.

He worked for this administration in it's battle to keep the House and Senate from defending the Voting Rights Act. When a widely popular bill in the republican controlled House and Senate tried to re instate a pre 1980 (Mobile v. Bolden) court ruling standard making it easier for minorities to argue that their voting rights had been infringed.

He has taken a very vocal pro Bushco. stand on the recent Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (PDF) case arguing that GITMO Detainees have no enforceable human rights.

He has co-authored a friend of the court brief on the 1992 Lee v. Weisman case on religion in Schools.

He is on record in a brief on the 1991 Rust v. Sullivan case as saying that Roe v. Wade was incorrectly decided.

I'm sorry but if given free reign corporations will wreck the environment in favor of profits. Someone has to keep them somewhat in check.

During it's occupation of the White House this regime has done so much damage to the electoral process in this country with the help of Roberts that it cannot be allowed to continue.

No matter what someone has done they retain "certain unalienable Rights" despite what Bushco. and Roberts may say. Wasn't defending democracy and restoring human rights part of the administration's reasons for the war after the WMD's were proven a lie? Under the Bushco. standards of human rights one could argue that Saddam was within his rights to gas the Kurds because they rebelled against his government.

The founding fathers set up the separation of church and state in order to keep any one religion from becoming state sponsored. We, after all are a nation built on religious freedom of worship of whomever or whatever we want.

The republican party was a party of small government. Government that stays out of people's lives. This administration has attempted to put the government into the most intimate details of your life either by the Schaivo debacle or attempting to end Roe v. Wade. These people want to tell you what you can do with your body and when you can do it, there will be no property rights at all if you don't control your own body.

I learned all this from a Google Search and it was enough to make me oppose this nominee. I urge you to contact your Senators and Congressmen to voice your opposition to this nominee.


Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Bush Will Name Supreme Court Nominee Tonight

Preznit dufus will adress the nation this evening at 9pm/8pm central. He will announce the name of his nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Conner on the Supreme Court.


come on chant with me!


Ahh, to dream....

Plus i love a good congressional bloodletting.