|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday August 24, 2011 8:00 pm|
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|By: Bill Egnor Saturday August 20, 2011 8:00 pm|
In June the Dawn probe from NASA decelerated into orbit around the mini-planet. Since then we have been getting more and more images. The picture above is one such. It is three large craters that overlap just enough make them look like a snowman.
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday August 17, 2011 8:00 pm|
So a member of the leadership in Washington is saying that Republicans should refrain from brinksmanship when it comes to the upcoming continuing resolution and the budget fight. That’s not that interesting, what is interesting is who said that, Majority Leader Eric Cantor!
Believe it or not but the oft confused Republican from Virginia sent around a memo laying out the reasons why the House Republicans should not engage in the same kind of economic and policy hostage taking they have been successful with for most of a year.
|By: Bill Egnor Saturday August 13, 2011 8:00 pm|
So, Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Ames Iowa Straw poll. One might be tempted to say “So what?” but it really is of a bit of importance. Think back the first time you really noticed Rep. Bachmann.
For all the conventional wisdom of the GOP operatives that she can’t become the nominee, winning this silly straw poll and all of the coverage of it will give her a patina of respectability and inevitability. It will attract donors and volunteers that Rep. Bachmann can use to fuel a chance at winning in Iowa sometime this coming winter.
|By: Bill Egnor Friday August 12, 2011 8:00 pm|
Tonight is the peak night of the Perseid Meteor shower! It is one of my favorite things of the whole summer, the night when you either stay up really late or get up really early, go to some darkened field and watch little flecks of fire streak across the sky.
Now, not everyone can get out of their Mega-City to watch this yearly occurrence; but not to worry, the guys at NASA will hook you up! That is what we have at the top of this post a live composite of the meteors that have streaked across the sky.
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday August 10, 2011 8:00 pm|
Say what you like about the things the the US is no longer great at, we still are the Big Dogs when it comes to building and running long term space missions. Today the Opportunity Mars Rover finished a two year trip to the Endeavour Crater. There it will look for signs that water persisted on the surface of Mars for long periods of time. Not bad for a probe with a 3 month estimated mission life, eh?
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday July 30, 2011 8:00 pm|
Kick back, let the cares of the day drain away, and give the Fluffies a doggie treat or two. Welcome! (And woof!)
|By: Jim White Thursday December 16, 2010 8:00 pm|
So, Mr. Banana Holder was happy to do his job when that job was getting Chiquita cleared from funding death squads, but now that his job says he should prosecute a former president for torture, he refuses to do it. Why won’t Mr. Banana Holder do his job and prosecute Georgie B.?
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday December 7, 2010 8:00 pm|
Since Sarah wants the government out of our kitchens, let’s keep ‘em out of our bedrooms too! And our living rooms! And our backyards!