For more than twenty years we have been sending shuttles into space, what happened. Why all of a sudden can we not get off the ground without life threatening damage to the shuttle. More than that why isn't anyone else asking this question? What changed between the discovery launch in 2001 and the Columbia launch in 03. I have heard they are using a more eco friendly foam, but that doesn't answer why haven't they gone back to the old stuff. There seems to be a conspiracy of idiots inside NASA ruining our hopes for space exploration. It pisses me off to think that there is a good chance 7 people died for some eco foam and now they are to embarrassed to fix it. Space hold so many answers, things that could save lives, it is stupid to think that some thing we have done dozens of times cannot be duplicated and therefore we now have indefinately grounded our space travel. I believe the Government should be responsible for what happens with space and space travel but the more I see happen the more I think that NASA has no energy left. No one at NASA seems to have the adventurous spirit to go where no man has gone before (no pun intended). Our future is out there floating in the heavens, if we give up now we might not have much future to look forward to.
If you're into Stealth bombers, cool special effects, and flying, I still don't recommend the movie, "Stealth," out Friday. Starring Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, and Josh Lucas, I thought I would like this film. But I was wrong. Action-packed? Yes. Patriotic? No. The soundtrack comes from anti-war, leftist proletariat band, incubus That should tell you all you need to know. But here's more: Like most Hollywood anti-American, anti-military trash, "Stealth" has its evil commanding officer willing to kill his own men to protect himself (complete with an evil Southern accent--Southerners are always evil or stupid in the world according to Hollywood), corrupt Pentagon official, plus a Stealth plane run by a robot gone haywire. Then there's Foxx's character, a walking, talking version of every Black stereotype imaginable. (Strangely, it didn't seem to bother the largely Black crowd with whom I saw the flick.) I remember when defense-minded conservatives pushed against Congressional leftists to get funding to develop Stealth bombers. And I'm glad we have them, now
Hat Tip to Debbie for letting every one know what should seem obvious. www.debbieschlussel.com Jamie Foxx should have bought this movie before it was released and burned it.
Welcome To The Jungle, We Got Fun And Games - Guns 'N" Roses
My job SUCKS. The store I work in is run like a circus, by monkeys. I have been chided now by two different managers that I m not cutting it in my job. Truthfully, I am not. I am so busy doing other people's jobs I don't get the time to do mine. Plus it seems like some of the people in my department do not charge the customer for my time, I do the work but don't get paid essentially. On top of it all I am expected to turn out the same amount of business as a full time employee, yet I am lucky if I get 25 hours a week to do MY JOB. I always have one or two shifts a week doing something other than what I was hired for. This also leads to my customers disliking me because I can't get their work done in a timely manner. So for a recap, my boss thinks I am slacker, my customers hate me and the store manager is putting an ad in the paper for another person to do my job, but swears he's not gonna fire me. I guess that means I will be splitting my hours with another person GREAT. So like my title says I am looking for another job. I will probably have to keep my current job too. This means I will be working two crappy part time jobs and still not be making the money I made a year ago.
You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave - Eagles
I am flying my flag half mast for William Westmoreland. A true American Hero. Thanks to army.mil for the info.
William C. Westmoreland
William Childs Westmoreland was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, on 26 March 1914; graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1936; was commissioned a second lieutenant, June 1936, and served with the 18th Field Artillery at Fort Sill, 1936 to1939; was promoted to first lieutenant, June 1939; was a battery officer and commander and a battalion staff officer of the 8th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, 1939 to 1941; was promoted to temporary major (February) and lieutenant colonel (September), 1942; was operations officer of the 34th Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, in the United States and North Africa and a battalion commander in operations in Tunisia and Sicily, 1942 to 1944; was executive officer of the 9th Division Artillery in Western European operations, 1944; was promoted to temporary colonel, July 1944; was chief of staff of the 9th Infantry Division in the closing operations of World War II in Germany, 1944 to 1945; commanded the 60th Infantry, 1945 to 1946; was promoted to permanent captain, June 1946; was chief of staff and later commander of the 71st Infantry Division, 1946; received airborne training at the Infantry School, 1946; commanded the 504th Parachute Infantry, 82d Airborne Division, 1946 to 1947; married Katherine S. Van Deusen, 1947; was chief of staff of the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, 1947 to 1950, receiving his promotion to permanent major in July 1948; was instructor at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, 1950 to 1951, and the Army War College, 1951 to 1952; commanded the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in operations in Korea, 1952 to 1953; was promoted to temporary brigadier general, November 1952, and permanent lieutenant colonel, July 1953; was deputy assistant chief of staff, for manpower control, 1953 to 1955; attended the advanced management program at Harvard Business School, 1954; was secretary of the General Staff, 1955 to 1958; was promoted to temporary major general, December 1956; was commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, 1958 to 1960; was superintendent of the United States Military Academy, 1960 to 1963; was promoted to permanent ranks of colonel, June 1961, and brigadier general, February 1963, and to temporary lieutenant general, July 1963; was commander of the Strategic Army Corps and XVIII Airborne Corps, 1963 to 1964; was successively deputy commander and acting commander of United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1964; was promoted to temporary general, August 1964, and permanent major general, August 1965; was commander of United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, and United States Army, Vietnam, at the peak of the Vietnam War, 1964 to 1968; was chief of staff of the United States Army, 3 July 1968 to 30 June 1972; supervised the Army's disengagement from Vietnam, the transition from the draft to an all-volunteer footing, and the employment of troops in a period of active civil disturbance; centered attention upon efforts to improve service life, officer professionalism, job attractiveness, and public understanding; retired from active service, July 1972.
Day is done, gone the sun,From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. Fading light, dims the sight,And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night. Thanks and praise, for our days,'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;As we go, this we know, God is nigh. Sun has set, shadows come,Time has fled, Scouts must go to their bedsAlways true to the promise that they made. While the light fades from sight,And the stars gleaming rays softly send,To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend. - TAPS
I am not the biggest fan of the EU but the Britons and Tony Blair Have Stood by US and are true friends. And when you hurt one of my friends I will be on the hunt to pay you back tenfold, with a friggin cherry on top. So all I have to say to the scum slurrping, ass monky terrorist is remember WE ARE GOING TO FIND YOU, WE ARE GOING CAPTURE YOU. YOU WILL BE GIVEN GOURMET MEALS AND LISTEN TO CHRISTINA AGUILERA. OR YOU CAN HOPE YOU CATCH ONE TO THE THROAT LIKE UDAY & QUSAY.
I know this is canada but canada is liberal and it proves my point. A BULLET IN THE BRAIN- NOTHING LESS. Hat Tip to FOX NEWS for the story Notorious Sex Killer Karla Homolka Freed MONTREAL — One of Canada's most notorious female criminals says she's going to live in Quebec now that she's been released from prison. Karla Homolka (search), 35, was secretly spirited from prison Monday after serving 12 years for the rapes, torture and murders of three teenage girls, including her younger sister. Homolka received the relatively light sentence in return for her testimony against her ex-husband Paul Bernardo (search). Homolka told the court and psychiatrists she was a battered wife who took part in the rapes and murders to protect herself and her family. Months after prosecutors made the deal, however, Bernardo's attorneys handed over homemade videotapes by the couple that indicated Homolka was a willing participant, drawing the ire of Canadians. "I don't want to be hunted down," Homolka told RDI, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's French-language news network, after her release. "I don't want people to think I am dangerous and I'm going to do something to their children." Speaking in slightly accented French, Homolka said in the interview she's "unable to forgive myself." "I think of what I've done and then often I think I don't deserve to be happy because of this," said Homolka, who appeared drawn and tired. Homolka said she went directly from the prison to the television studio. She said she decided to give the interview after consulting with her lawyer. She plans on living in Quebec and acknowledged those in the French-speaking province know less about the horrific details of her case. "It's certain that the mood in Quebec is not like the mood in Ontario. I have a support network here," Homolka said. Her lawyers and father have said for months that she intended to resettle in Montreal, having learned French during her 12 years in a Quebec prison. Michele Pilon-Santilli, a spokeswoman for the correctional service, confirmed the release of Homolka — who has changed her name to Karla Teale — but would not say where she was headed. Homolka became the symbol of evil in Canada in 1993 when she was convicted of manslaughter for her role in the kidnappings, rapes, sexual torture and murders of Ontario teenagers Kristen French (search) and Leslie Mahaffy (search). She was also convicted in the 1990 death of her 15-year-old sister, Tammy, who died choking on her own vomit on Christmas Eve after Homolka held a drug-soaked cloth over her mouth while both she and her husband raped her. "What I did was terrible and I was in a situation where I was unable to see clearly, where I was unable to ask for help, where I was completely overwhelmed in my life and I regret it enormously because now I know I had the power to stop all that," Homolka said. Homolka said she didn't leave Bernardo because she was young and afraid of being abandoned. Tim Danson, the lawyer representing the French and Mahaffy families, told The Associated Press his clients were stunned that Homolka was free. "They thought that they had made the necessary mental and emotional adjustments to get ready for today, but when I gave them word that she'd been released, there was just stunned, painful silence," Danson said in Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario. In return for her sentence, Homolka testified against Bernardo, a Toronto bookkeeper serving a life term for two counts of first-degree murder. One of the videos released months later indicated Homolka had offered up Tammy as a Christmas gift to Bernardo in 1990; it showed Homolka performing oral sex on her unconscious sister after slipping sleeping pills in her alcohol. Tammy died choking on her own vomit. In the following two years, the couple kidnapped and videotaped the rapes and beatings of 15-year-old Kristen, then 14-year-old Leslie. By the time the videotapes were revealed, Homolka's plea bargain had been sealed. But Canadians were outraged that she would be released in 12 years.
I wasn't going to get political on my blog but I have been watching the news and I can't take it anymore. Another kid gets molested and murdered by some sick freak who is a "registered sex offender". This means little more than we know their name after they have offended again. BLOW THEIR BRAINS OUT. In the street, for all to see, that's a deterrent, not registration. I am so sick of liberal softies talking about how much they care about people, but let these MONSTERS out of prison to KILL OUR CHILDREN, WTF. I don't get it, how do you care for the criminal more than the kids. "Oh well they deserve a fair trial and a fair prison term and to be respected members of society when they get out of jail". When you molest children all you deserve is a bullet in the friggin head. It's not too much to ask for a prison term or even a death penalty for a guy or gal that molest (then sometimes murders)kids. I know it will be hard to watch or hear about to some ACLU commie shark of a lawyer, but its what the people want. Take a poll ask one question,yes or no, DO YOU LIKE TO SEE STORIES ABOUT CHILDREN MOLESTED AND MURDERED ON THE NEWS? I promise you other then the offender you interview everyone else will say NO. Not some not 51/49%, no party line, no partisan babble just no. And if they try to answer the question with : Well, I think ... Than shoot them before they take your child in the night.
Deep Down Inside I Feel The Pain, This Terrible Silence Shocks Me - Metallica