Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Today, Dr. James David Manning, founder and pastor of Harlem’s ATLAH World Ministries, is putting Barack Obama on trial. Manning will first prove that Columbia University “sold” Obama his degree, and then he’ll move on to the obvious question of whether Obama is a natural born citizen. (Hint: no.)
There will be a rally this morning (it will supposedly start at 9), and some time after noon, the trial will begin. “Most people think it’s not real because it’s taking place in a church,” a representative of Manning’s church said when Salon called yesterday afternoon. “But it’s all under the Constitution.”
You know — impeachment trials, in absentia, in churches. It’s all in the constitution.
According to Manning, “up to 30,000 people are expected to appear overall.” LCD monitors will be set up at the church and on the Columbia campus for the overflow, of course. I will be among those 30,000. I’ll make sure to report whether Louis Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson respond to their subpoenas.
I’ll be checking in periodically with updates throughout the day. For background on Manning, make sure to read Mike Madden’s report from a birther event back in 2008.
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @pareeneMore Alex Pareene.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.