Ingenious! I knew about this but I had forgotten about it. Before Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong blasted off for the moon, they spent a month in quarantine. On their GS salaries, they couldn't afford life insurance in their high risk careers, so they spent that month signing envelopes that they sent to a friend who mailed them on the day of the mission. In case they died, their families would be provided for by selling the autographs.
Of course Ohio will appeal because the Secretary of State is a republican operative first and being a public servant is way down the list, but he got bitch-slapped by a federal court today who struck down his scheme to shorten the early-voting period for everyone except active-duty military personnel.
The peanut-throwing was just the beginning. Thewhole freakshow was fraught with racial hatred by disgusting jackasses who make me embarrassed to be white. Like the cretins from South Lead Mine somewhere who went to Epcott Center while in the area for the convention and had a fit when they found a hispanic person working in the American pavillion. Apparently the fact that we're a melting pot evaded these backward fucktards.
He'll be broke in five years because he's a moron. A dumbfuck from Arkansas who won the seventh-biggest Powerball jackpot in the history of the game is pissed that taxes are taking 29% of his winnings. He took the lump-sum payout instead of the more tax-efficient annuity option, leaving him with "only" $158 million and change.
Dempsey speaks out about the idiocy of an Israeli strike against Iran. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey told reporters in London this week that an Israeli strike against Iran would slow, but not destroy, Iran's nuclear program -- but it would destroy the international coalition that is working to pressure Iran diplomatically and via sanctions.
Holy Crap...Bloody Bill Kristol and I are in complete agreement. We were both horrified that Willard the Warmonger was all about talking tough about Iran and Russia (Yes! Russia!) but DIDN'T EVEN MENTION our forces still fighting in Afghanistan, or mention the military that he wants to be the Commander in Chief of, and the word "veteran" never passed his lips.
They're utterly shameless and thoroughly despicable. The janitorial staff that cleaned up after the racist jackasses who converged on Tampa for their freakshow make less than minimum wage because the company they work for pays the minimum then charges them for their uniforms, and if they have cars and want to park in the garage, they have to pay for that, too.
...and finally, a little midnight music. Since Neil Armstrong was laid to rest Friday, here's The Killers doing Spaceman.