Tag Archives: moon

  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: The Moon Is A Planet! No, It’s A Star! Is It A Star? (Video)

Hide your eyes, here comes the derp
This may be the goofiest thing the Maddow Show has ever run. On the QVC shopping channel, host Shawn Killinger and designer Isaac Mizrahi got into a debate over the true nature of the moon, after Killinger remarked that the swirly pattern on a cardigan looked like the view of Earth from zillions of miles away, like “from planet Moon.” Planet? No, that’s not right. The moon’s a star, isn’t it? And so a shopping channel became the forum for a debate over whether the moon is a planet or a star, or maybe something else. When someone off set finally looked it up on Wikipedia and said it was a “natural satellite,” neither Killinger nor Mizrahi were ready to buy that. Read more on Morning Maddow: The Moon Is A Planet! No, It’s A Star! Is It A Star? (Video)…
  the final derptier

House GOP Will Explain To NASA All About This Space And Science Stuff

Hello, have you met the Republican wingnuts on the House Science Committee? They include: Paul Broun, who has told supporters that evolution and the big bang theory “are lies straight from the pit of hell,”  and Dana Rorhabacher, who once suggested that temperature fluctuations on earth millions of years ago can be traced to dinosaur flatulence. There is also good old Todd Akin, who has stated that “legitimate” rape cannot result in pregnancy because women’s bodies have a way to “shut that whole thing down.” So it is not really a big surprise that these learned men reviewed NASA’s carefully prepared plans, shot them to shit, and gave them new marching orders to complete on a reduced budget: Read more on House GOP Will Explain To NASA All About This Space And Science Stuff…
  nice try moon

Man Doesn’t Believe In Gravity, Will Interview President

Let’s all cue this video up to 1:40. Yes, this atheist is rather dumb, because he doesn’t seem to understand either: The Moon creates the tides. It’s called “gravity,” a revolutionary new theory. Will NASA please tow the Moon away from Earth so we can show Bill O’Reilly his single belief is incorrect? Hopefully in time for Barack Obama’s interview with him on Super-Bowl Sunday. What? Read more on Man Doesn’t Believe In Gravity, Will Interview President…
  my name is laika

Obama Wants To Send Stray Dogs Into Space, To Die

About two-hundred years ago, our enemies The Rooskies put an alive dog in a space capsule and shot it into orbit, for laughs. Russians have a very dark sense of humor. But Americans — especially the kind of Americans who run things, in Washington — do not have any sense of humor at all. Instead of coming up with something even more ridiculous, like putting a cat in a submarine or setting Elvis Presley on fire, the Americans freaked out and said “Good Gravy we have got to also send some unwanted little creatures into space,” so they captured John Glenn and next thing you know Tom Wolfe was selling the movie rights to The Right Stuff and half a century later it’s almost impossible to remember that by the 21st Century we would most definitely have human space colonies all over the Solar System and mod orbital sex resorts. Anyway, Obama says today is our “Sputnik Moment,” even though that was pretty clearly 53 years ago. It’s like Obama doesn’t even know how to use Wikipedia, probably because he’s afraid it will leak all over the place. Read more on Obama Wants To Send Stray Dogs Into Space, To Die…
  rumors on the internets

Democrats: No Longer Able To Bribe Women With Free Abortions?

Sarah Palin reminds Jews of the real meaning of Passover: America, 9/11 and Support The Troops! [Weekly Standard] And over here we have a children’s treasury of all the mundane things Barack Obama has been constitutionally required to look at while pretending not to be bored to the max. [The Daily Dish] Read more on Democrats: No Longer Able To Bribe Women With Free Abortions?…
  military-industrial complex getting desperate

NASA To ‘Bomb The Moon,’ Because What Else Do They Have To Do?

It’s not Iran, but the Washington Post editorial board should be pleased to know that we’re bombing the dickens out of something: “NASA’s going for full impact Friday, firing a bomb-laden missile at the moon in a dramatic search for water. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sending its Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) on a mission to fire a missile into the south pole of the moon as twice the speed of a bullet.” Read more on NASA To ‘Bomb The Moon,’ Because What Else Do They Have To Do?…
  galactic portraiture

Reader Fotos: God Hates America, Loves Taiwan

Oh well looky here! Two (2) brave Wonkette readers have sent us photographs of the night sky showing a frowning Space Jesus in North America and a happy lil’ Sky Monster in “the nation most likely to be confused with Thailand.” To your left you see the adorable Taiwanese sky, pictured at about 7:30pm local time yesterday. Paul, who sent us this picture, would like to remind you that Taiwan is in the northern hemisphere, so no bellyaching from you Americans and Canadians about how God just likes the down-under peoples better. In truth he just prefers those nations where people wear slippers around the house instead of keeping on their street shoes like common slobs. Read more on Reader Fotos: God Hates America, Loves Taiwan…
  god hates america

SPACE JESUS WILL FROWN AT YOU TONIGHT!!! Here’s a fun astronomical thing you can enjoy even if you live in the filthy light-polluted city: Figure out how to go outside and look at the sky, to the south (Google can help you find “south,” maybe!), about 20 minutes after sundown, and you will see what looks like a shitty sideways frowny-face emoticon up there, in space! That’s Jupiter as the top eye, Venus as the other eye, and the Islamic Moon as the frowny mouth. Allah really does hate you! But He loves the people of his homeland, Australia, so those people got to see a happy face! [National Geographic/Fox News] Read more on …
 

Deborah Jeane Palfrey To Be Remembered On Moon

For the great crime of hooking up willing ladies with horny politicians, “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Paltry was facing four to six years in prison, and today she was found dead in a shed behind her mother’s house in Florida. The men who paid for hookers through her service, such as Republican Senator David Vitter, have paid no price for their crimes, and they remain in power as the very people who make up the laws. Anyway, good-bye, Deborah Jeane. Though we didn’t know you at all, you had the grace to hold yourself while those around you crawled. They crawled out of the woodwork, and they whispered into your brain. They set you on the treadmill and then Dick Cheney had you killed. But Wonkette just sent your name to this moon spaceship, Deborah. Enjoy the ride to a better place! [Washington Post] Read more on Deborah Jeane Palfrey To Be Remembered On Moon…
 

SAFE … FOR NOW: The Pentagon claims it shot down the Satellite of Death about an hour ago, somewhere west of Hawaii (coincidence?), and now we will not die, at least not tonight, because it’s pretty much tomorrow already. ALSO: Did you people see that Blood Red Lunar Eclipse? Awesomeness. [CNN/AP} Read more on …
 

Internal Paultard Chaos Erupts Over Possible Astronaut Endorsement

In one of the better recent threads at Ron Paul Forums yesterday, someone floated the idea of courting Neil Armstrong‘s support based on a blurb from the famous astronaut’s Wikipedia page: “The first man to walk on the Moon was also approached by political parties from both ends of the spectrum. Unlike former astronauts and United States Senators John Glenn and Harrison Schmitt, Armstrong has turned down all offers.” Later in the thread however, Armstrong’s ties with the CORPORATES are revealed — he’s a Freemason and a Skull & Bonesman, it seems, and therefore made up the moon landing! Read more on Internal Paultard Chaos Erupts Over Possible Astronaut Endorsement…