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  • Barack Obama is really serious now about pushing that thing he campaigned on a couple of years ago, whatever it was. Senate and House Democrats continue to be insufferable. [Business Week]
  • Joe Biden is in the Middle East solving all their problems over there. [BBC News]
  • Teen-aged girls will be lined up outside bookstores for the next several months because Twilight heartthrob Arlen Specter is writing a new book. [USA Today]
  • A new space engine could get people to Mars in 40 days, rather than six months. Still need a spaceship, though. [Space.com]
  • Happy International Women’s Day Week, ladies! And if you don’t want to get fat, you might want to drink more. [New York Times]
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28 COMMENTS

  1. Specter may be writing another book because he doesn’t see much of a future in politics. Or maybe that’s how he blows off steam. It’s better than underaged boys at least.

  2. All you need is 200 megawatt power source with a power density of 1kW per Kg for this new space drive to work. That’s all. Hahaha, I just crack myself up some times.

  3. Biden should offer the Palestinians free rides in his Corvette. Everyone likes Corvette rides. Peace will just break out all over.

  4. In re: headline – yes. Wait, no. What?

    It’s better that Joe’s over there solving their problems rather than solving their problems over here. Uh.

    HCR: strike! Strike now, while the iron is cold!

  5. Anything Specter writes would probably be dull as hell, but still easier to read than that crap by Meier. And it should have a lot less misogyny.

    Since most of the talk on a mission to Mars insist on sending just six or seven people, a journey that takes less than a year round-trip should greatly reduce the likelihood of one of them snapping and trying to kill the rest of the crew.

    But wait, where is this new NASA funding for developing new technologies coming from? The conservatives (and right-wing political cartoonists) have been telling me that Obama’s budget has completely destroyed NASA, and they would never just flat-out lie about that for political gain.

  6. If the trip to Mars is down to 40 days, that’s not much more than it took a sailing ship from England to reach American shores, back in the day. I propose Mayflower II. If Jesus doesn’t show up for you on May 21st, 2011, y’all can just rapture your own asses on out of here.

  7. [re=526958]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: If we could find a way to convert homosexual self-loathing into electric power at a decent efficiency rate, we could power the damn thing with Republicans politicians.
    Then, at least, they’d be good for something.

  8. [re=527041]proudgrampa[/re]: But all evidence is that tachyons don’t exist; in fact, predicting them is a sign of mathematical inconsistencies in a theory in physics.

    On the other hand, Trek-style warp drives most likely could be physically possible (depending on the still-unknown realities of quantum gravity), and for allow pseudo-FTL travel, although it would require amazingly huge amounts of energy.

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