March 26th, 2013
Watching one-time funny man Jim Carrey's career implode is one thing, but watching him make fun of a man who died in 2008, while simultaneously making fun of a thing that most Americans hold dear, is quite another.
Carrey despises guns, at least those which are not in the hands of either his adopted country's officials, (Carrey was born a Canadian) or his high-priced security detail. However, even 5 years after Heston's death, many remember Charlton Heston's "cold dead hands" pledge to this day, and for good reason. Heston was a powerful advocate for the rights of Americans, to include freedom to bear arms, in his day.
Carrey's disrespect of the dead, in severely spoofing Charlton Heston, while actually making fun of Heston's manhood in song, shows a remarkable lack of both wisdom, depth, and lets not even mention couth.
Cold, Dead, Career?
Also not to mention the fact that Carrey's recent movie appears to be tanking dismally at the box office. Maybe Carrey is simply trying to garner attention by the cheapest means possible.
In addition, however, Carrey also makes fun of southern and midwestern culture by spoofing Hee Haw, which was a highly successful entertainment show for middle America, while also being a ratings bonanza in its day.
I watched it every Friday night, almost, while growing up, or was it Saturday nights? But anyone that watched ever-humble Hee Haw, knows that spoofing a show that constantly spoofed itself, doesn't really work very well, a thing Carrey is completely oblivious about, apparently, but not surprisingly.
But, according to my background knowledge of Carrey, his family at one time, actually lived in a cardboard box, homeless in California when he was a boy. Carrey, in many ways, exemplifies American exceptionalism with his ride from living in a cardboard box to stardom, too bad he obviously misses that point as a flaming Liberal fanatic.
I sincerely hope, despite his spewing of hate for the dead and his disrespect for an opposing belief system grounded in the free market and the US Constitution, that he doesn't end up the same way he started.
But southern culture teaches us to never, ever, make light of the dead, it has a methodology of back-firing in ways that no one could ever fathom, not unlike a damaged firearm that back-fires.
Good luck to Jim Carrey, he may truly need it and probably sooner than later.... and RIP Mr. Heston.
March 24th, 2013
Thanks for the highly valued visit but, seriously, what is a Neo-Con?
A Neo-Con is, strictly, a political label installed in reaction to what took place in the 60's, when a number of traditional Liberals fled the coop of the Democratic Party in disgust and became members of the Republican Party. It does not pass muster when simply applying it denigratingly to a Conservative who does not completely agree on all Libertarian issues.
A more accurate example of a modern-day Neo-Con would be a RINO; those who agree with John McCain, Lindsay Graham and numerous other Moderate Republicans are perfect examples of Neo-Conism.
March 21st, 2013
"The bottom line, as always, the funding did not come."~NASA Administrator James Bolden, who blames a lack of funding on NASA being increasingly unable to find and halt meteor and asteroid strikes.
We were just kidding, folks...or were we?
In a very popular article published about 1o days ago, titled:
We poked fun at Obama's sequestration chaos by engineering some very outrageous scenarios which might, inconceivably, be traced to the sequester cuts. In one particular scenario we blamed and fully explained how the sequestration chaos might engender future asteroid and meteor strikes on Earth, as follows:
#6- Sequester Cuts Responsible for Meteor Nearly Taking out Earth
So, many might be asking how in the world, could the sequester cuts have caused a meteor to veer into earth's atmosphere nearly taking out a section of the entire planet? To be certain, many scientists and meteorologists, who believe that climate change is not at all man-made, might have a serious problem with this theory. However, there are those other types prayerfully congregating in the low-information threshold, who might eagerly grasp onto the belief the global warming and meteor strikes belong in a related missing link type of category.
The idea of random natural earth phenomena being connected to global warming was first put forth by cerebrally noted celebrity and Hollywood actor, Danny Glover, a man who has shown a singular brilliance in slowly constructing random sentences while simultaneously voicing them.
In his initial hypothesis, it was Glover who first made the scientifically fantastic notion by stating the following after the cataclysmic Haitian earthquake:
Indeed, a wordsmith to be sure. Duly noted, now, that the initial link has been established by a voting member of the Hollywood erudite class rendering it beyond reproach, but where do the meteor strikes and sequester cuts come in? Enter the media elite and one of its better known trophy-blonde, dataticians, CNN news reader Deborah Feyerick, who first postulated to Bill Nye that an asteroid nearly entering Earth orbit has a climate change connection, as initially communicated to science guy Bill Nye:Something else is falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid...uh..what..what is coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, global warming
Mr. Guy, Bill Nye, was quick to respond that "the words Meteor and meterology come from the same root" and voila'! The eagle has landed and with an answer to our puzzling question. The fact that the Latin word "meteoros" as a root, which means "something in the air," could not dissuade either the science guy nor the dizzy info babe from surmisingly postulating that their next flight out of town could also be aboard a Latin described meteoros, nor did Nye correct Feyerick's alert dis-assertion.
So, now that the connection between meteors and global warming has been made, the question must next be asked: How might that work? Once again, quite simple to explain in using modern-day climate change scientist parlance, which can explain pretty much anything. You see, the earth's atmosphere has supposedly been altered to such a degree by man's constantly pumping carbon dioxide into the air that the atmosphere has become statically loaded with humongous amounts of both moisture and energy.
These two forces then combine, in effect, to alter the earth's orbit through the solar system by way of atmospheric drag, operating much like a solar sail in reverse. It's, in effect, much the same way as placing a roof-flap on a Nascar racer, to ostensibly keep the car from becoming airborne and smashing into fans, albeit, if it's installed correctly by the GM workers union members.
But how does that apply to the meteor? Simple, the atmospheric drag has altered the earth's orbit to such a degree that the earth has now swerved into an asteroid field, which is how all of this can easily be traced to the sequester cuts; by way of the closure of numerous regulatory enforcement agencies which operate to keep as many carbon dioxide producing entities and companies in a constant state of couch potato flux.
These agencies' newly sequestered inability to curb industry and keep the unemployed dozing in front of their TV's, rather easily explains the Earth's veerage into an asteroid field, by virtue of increased carbon dioxide output. The meteor didn't come to us, we came to it.
And God ain't Han Solo......
Indeed he ain't, and the below article actually endeavors to twist the stranger than truth scenario into sequesterial badness as written by Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida, edited by Sarah Titterton and published at the UK Telegraph.
You just can't make this stuff up.....
Nasa's advice on asteroid hitting Earth: pray
One of the closest asteroid approaches and fly-bys of the Earth’s atmosphere happened on February 14th. The very next day, a meteor hit Russia’s Chelyabinsk region. The two celestial events were unrelated. “One was predicted; the other was not,” House Space Committee members Reps. Rush Holt and Donna Edwards wrote. And unless the government is able to maintain NASA’s pre-sequester funding levels, the U.S. may not be able to predict what’s falling towards us–or when–for much longer.
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology had Part 1 of its hearing on Threats from Space. John P. Holdren, Senior Adviser to President Obama on science and technology, testified before the House panel on Tuesday, along with U.S. Air Force Space Command’s General William L. Shelton and Charles F. Bolden Jr. from NASA.
NBC reports that “representatives from both parties were receptive to the idea of putting more resources into the effort to counter cosmic threats,” but more money in a time of cries for austerity and sequester furloughs is not easy to come by. Committee Chairman Lamar Smith acknowledged the painful reality, saying he doesn’t expect NASA to “somehow defy budget gravity and get an increase when everyone else is getting cuts.” But, he said, scientists must still be able to explore.
That may be difficult when the panel’s technology wish list–an infrared-sensing telescope that Holdren describes as an “asteroid hunter”–could cost $500 million to $750 million. The witnesses described a telescope similar to one already being developed by the B612 Foundation, a nonprofit. Another item with a tricky price tag would be the $2 billion over 12 years that Holdren estimates it will take to put astronauts on a near-Earth object (that is, an asteroid) by 2025, a goal set by the Obama administration.
But while Washington figures out the sequester, NASA is working towards a Congressionally-mandated goal of detecting 90% of NEOs larger than 140 meters, a goal which Holdren says they won’t reach until 2030 even if spending levels remain at their pre-sequester levels. The orbiting infrared telescope could help NASA reach its goal that much more quickly. His urgency is understandable: while 95% of objects larger than 1 kilometer are being tracked, Holdren says, only about 10% of asteroids bigger than 140 meters are accounted for in NASA’s Near-Earth Object program. Put another way, we’re tracking only 1,300 to 2,000 asteroids of a possible 13,000 to 20,000 at a size that “could devastate the better part of a continent” if they were to strike land. It’s true, however, that the probability of these objects hitting Earth is very low. “A deadly ‘city-killer’ asteroid has a probability of about one in 20,000 years,” Holdren said. However, that doesn’t mean that Earthlings have another 19,999-years-and-11-months to prepare a defense.
Smith’s post-hearing press release concluded:
“Today’s hearing provided an overview of the U.S. government’s plans and programs to track, classify and mitigate the threat of NEOs. Witnesses estimated that between 13,000 and 20,000 objects exist that are over 140 meters and considered “near Earth.” Of those objects, we only have knowledge of and track around 10 percent. In order to improve on these capabilities, witnesses discussed the need for better international collaboration and more space-borne telescopes to track NEOs.”
Part 2 of the hearing is scheduled for April and will address international, commercial private sector, and philanthropic initiatives to survey the skies for asteroids and comets.