A pointless blog post about guns and gun violence that won’t solve anything. Continue reading
As people do better, they start voting like Republicans – unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing. -Karl Rove
If you didn’t know, we are at war with the Moon. Seriously. We are going to shoot the Moon in the butt for all the things it has done to us over the years. I’m serious. You doubt me? Don’t take my word for it. Check out Scientific America:
The missile, a Centaur rocket, will be steered by a shepherding spacecraft that will guide it towards its target – a crater close to the Moon’s south pole. Scientists expect the blast to be so powerful that a huge plume of debris will be ejected. The attack on the Moon is not a declaration of war or act of wanton vandalism. Space scientists want to see if any water ice or vapour is revealed in the cloud of debris. Though the Moon mostly a dry airless desert, they believe ice could be trapped in crater shadows near the south pole which never receive any sunlight. If so it could provide vital supplies for a manned moonbase. The spacecraft will not head straight for the Moon. First it will orbit the Earth a number of times while its precise target is identified. Finally, it will send the missile into the Moon at twice the speed of a bullet on October 8.
I don’t care what that article says. We are at war with the Moon! Reasons! For being bright and getting people all crazy during Full Moons. For …uh…being a Moon. And stuff. And…ok, we aren’t going to war with the Moon. But we are going to shoot the shit out of it. For water? No. Because we are Americans. That’s all the reason we need.
I am very much aware that the “Mainstream Media” tends to find a topic, latch onto it, and hold on to that puppy until the lead story dies like the sad thing that it is. However, I also think it is very, very, very important to yell fire when you see a ton of smoke. First, a man that performed abortions gets killed in his church. While he was at his church, someone walked in and shot him. Today, pretty much down the street from me, someone walked into the Holocaust Museum, which is hallowed grounds in many ways, and opened fire, killing a guard. There are two things that bother me about this. One, the idea that these people not only exist, but are armed and willing to kill people. Two, it is the very reality that these people are armed, that they have guns and have a very easy means to get a gun and shoot people with it. Is this what our world is going to become? People from other countries wanting to kill us, that is nothing really new. Considering how we’ve treated the world the past decade, it isn’t surprising that terrorist overseas have us in their sites. But here at home? Americans killing other Americans merely because they disagree? It explodes my brain. I’ve never understood racism and I’m completely confused about ignorance. It isn’t that hard to figure out, this whole “living peacefully” thing. We all have different ideas, and we have a right to exist with them. Men shouldn’t get shot guarding a museum, a museum created to enlighten people. It blows my mind. Completely.