Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
What fresh Orwellian hell is this?
Steel yourselves, kids. President Obama dared to stand in front of children — “human shields,” according to Rush Limbaugh – when discussing gun control measures. Limbaugh straightened him out by making fun of those kids. (Weepy voice: “They don’t want to die.” Then he simulated crying.)
(Some Fox gasbag agreed: “Is there no level to which the left won’t stoop …”) You know the drill.
Via Media Matters:
“I’m gonna have a different set of rules for my kids.” This is what the left does. They assign rules for everybody to live under, and they exempt themselves on the basis of class. They’re better than you, or they’re smarter, or they’re more capable. See, you can’t make the wise decisions you need to make because you’re not really good. You’re not a decent person. You’re not qualified. You’re not smart enough. They have to control things for you in order to save you from yourself, to protect you, your kids.
You don’t have the smarts to do that.
Another Matt Yglesias tweet: “Sorry[,] haters, a kidnapping of the First Kids would be a way bigger deal than the kidnapping of your kids.” So, you see? As far as the left is concerned, the number one, most important thing is the state and the people who run the state. That’s what’s more important. Not you. Not the individual. This is what’s happened. The relationship between citizen and state, which has always been unique and exceptional in this country, is being turned into what it’s always been everywhere in the world, “Citizen? (Raspberry)! State? Everything.”
Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.More Alex Halperin.
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.