Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Topics: Talking Points Memo, Twitter, Neo-Confederate, white supremacism, Golden Dawn, Racism, Thad Cochran, Chris McDaniel, Mississippi primary, Mississippi GOP, Tea Party, GOP Civil War, Media News, News, Politics News
Chris McDaniel, a state senator from Mississippi and primary challenger of GOP Sen. Thad Cochran, has already gotten into some trouble for hanging out with neo-Confederates, but according to a report from Talking Points Memo, it would appear the blowback wasn’t sufficient to put McDaniel off the practice altogether.
Per TPM’s report, McDaniel’s Twitter account (which is unverified but frequently tweets material suggesting it is being run by McDaniel or a member of his team) retweeted on Sunday a message from RRSmith #WR (@rrsray) urging others to support the Tea Partyer and former radio host’s campaign. Here’s a screen shot from TPM:
The @rrsray Twitter bio describes the user as “Nationalist, staunch proponent of 2nd & 10th Amendment, GoldenDawn & Southern Nationalism.” (Golden Dawn is a greek neofascist party, recently embraced by many political white supremacists in the U.S.)
A better sense of @rrsray’s political racism, however, can be found by perusing their tweets, which are frequently and unsubtly bigoted. @rrsray tends to retweet the most virulently racist material (which we’ll spare you) but their racism is nevertheless apparent:
RT-Support Golden Dawn in Greece, they are the first Nationalist party in Europe to actually make headway in decades— RRSmith #WR (@rrsray) February 18, 2014
The American Race and the Fate of the World http://t.co/wbNoyhFAya America needs a Golden Dawn RT— RRSmith #WR (@rrsray) February 18, 2014
Pro-Kremlin Lawmaker Says Jews Destroyed Russia in 1917 and 1991 http://t.co/z6vkAZROG8— RRSmith #WR (@rrsray) February 18, 2014
Black Murders White Girlfriend, Their Unborn Child and White Police Officer http://t.co/IpGskRi9Lc Mudsharking is Hazardous to White women— RRSmith #WR (@rrsray) February 16, 2014
The most recent poll we could find of the race between Cochran and McDaniel shows the latter trailing by more than 20 points.
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.