Archive for August, 2011
Yes, Murdoc’s email was hacked and sent out tons of spam Sunday night and Monday morning.
I think it’s under control now, but if you’ve received any crap after about 10:30am EDT today (29 Aug) let me know.
Gallup finds that Obama’s overall approval rating is down to 39%, the lowest of his Presidency. My gut tells me that whatever the polls tell me his approval rating is publicly, it’s probably a bit worse. I’m sure internal polling at the White House has them in a panic.
The people who worked so hard to get this guy elected should be ashamed. The people who voted for him should be embarrassed.
Speaking of being ashamed and embarrassed, why don’t the Conservatives have someone who is a slam-dunk winner over Obama?
The unmanned aircraft, dubbed Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, was meant to test new technologies that could give the Pentagon the capability to deliver non-nuclear military strikes anywhere on the globe in less than an hour.
But the Falcon’s test flight ended prematurely and it plunged into the Pacific Ocean. It was the second and last scheduled flight for the Falcon program, which began in 2003 and cost taxpayers about $320 million. Both flights failed to go the distance.
Bummer. The HTV-2s were launched aboard Minotaur IV boosters, converted MX Missiles.
“Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask about or collect data on citizenship or other matters not related to the treatment needs of the patients seeking health services at the center,” [Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Spokeswoman Judy Andrews] said.
ObamaCare to cover all comers. US residents or otherwise. Despite assurances from the President.
This only makes sense because of the inexpensive nature of the program and the fact that the government is running such large surpluses these days.
A few days back MO pointed out that Tennessee legislator Joe ‘Crybaby’ Armstrong whined about the Disappoint-Mints poking fun at Barack Obama. Now the whiner has his own:
Yeah. Because otherwise they would have set up concentration camps and genocided someone.
Honestly, the story reads like it was written by whoever directed that Coke commercial where everyone wants to teach the world to sing.
Army announces switch to 9-month deployments
Applies to Division-level and lower deployments everywhere.
Hobbyists’ toy truck saves 6 soldiers’ lives in Afghanistan
It would have cost DARPA 1.3 bazillion dollars to develop one that is half as good.
Royal Navy warship HMS Liverpool comes under heavy fire
Rockets from Lybia missed but earned a response from the ship’s 4.5″ gun.
France to withdraw Libya carrier by mid-August
French warplanes will fly from Sicily instead.
Ron Paul Introduced Pro-gun Legislation
To abolish Federal “gun free zones.”
Pilots lose currency as F-22 grounding drags on
They’ve been grounded since May 3rd.
US suspends F-35 ground, air tests after device failure
F-15s, F-16s, F-18s still flying though.
FBI: ‘Credible Lead’ Surfaces in D.B. Cooper Case
But cautioned that investigators were not on the verge of breaking the case.
UAV likely shot down by pro-Gadhafi forces
Fire Scout lost in June was brought down by enemy fire, not mechanical or operator errors, says Navy.
Common PTSD drug not effective, study finds
Works no better than a placebo.
Naked Eye Sunspots
Murdoc was just asking if the sunspot activity had flared up again.
Texas drought exposes debris from shuttle Columbia
Lake Nacogdoches’ waters recede, revealing spherical fuel tank linked to fallen spaceship
Hanging of ‘Truck Nuts’ Grows into a Free Speech Debate
Though not obscene, Murdoc thinks those things say something about the vehicle’s driver. And it ain’t what the driver thinks it is.
Swedish Man Builds Nuclear Reactor in His Kitchen
Police in the western town of Angelholm were alerted when he contacted Sweden’s nuclear authority and asked if it was permitted for an individual to build a nuclear reactor in his home.
The coming hazard you haven’t heard about
New EPA regulations might have meant a week of widespread blackouts and brownouts in Texas.