Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Planned Parenthood became the center of a budgetary coup in Washington yesterday, as House Republicans voted to cut all federal funding to the program. To top off an already tumultuous Friday, the organization found itself the subject of an hour-long Glenn Beck screed.
The Fox News host spent his entire show yesterday railing against the non-profit, saying that it assists in sex trafficking operations involving underage girls. He even brought on pro-life activist Lila Rose to try to corroborate his claims.
Here’s Beck’s introductory montage on Planned Parenthood, edited with the explicit purposes of scaring your socks off:
Next, Beck — for whatever reason — conjures tales of sex trafficking in Afghanistan and Egypt before bringing the narrative back home to the U.S.
Finally, Beck talks to Rose about her covert attempts to implicate Planned Parenthood in child sex trafficking.
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
For what it’s worth, Media Matters has a point-by-point rebuttal to Beck’s argument.
Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.More Peter Finocchiaro.
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.