July 20, 1969

The Blacksphere (Kevin Jackson) Facebook 7/20/2012

On May 25, 1961 before a joint session of Congress, President John F. Kennedy stated that the United States of America should set as a goal the “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth” by the end of the decade. On this day […]

A celebration of American exceptionalism

20 February 2012

On 20 February 1962 Col. John Glenn orbited the Earth in Friendship 7. From Wikipedia:

…In April 1959, despite the fact that Glenn had not earned the required college degree, he was assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as one of the original group of seven astronauts chosen for […]

A century of world history from 1911 to 2011 summed up in 10 minutes of YouTube clips

Ted Thornhill Daily Mail [UK] 3rd January 2012

It’s a great way to brush up on your history – but some may find parts a bit depressing.

YouTube user derDon1234 has squashed 100 years of world events from 1911 to 2011 into a 10-minute clip using authentic footage.

It charts some of our greatest achievements, […]

Quote of the day

27 January 2011

“Now keep in mind that this is a man who just last year single-handedly took an ax to NASA’s budget even canceling a project that would have returned Americans to the moon. Now at the time Neil Armstrong warned that the president and his plan would cause this nation to be on […]

‘Look! We’re sitting together!’

Mike Pence on the SOTU: ‘We Sat On the Republican Side’

Dana Loesch Big Government 1/26/2011

I felt the same as cartoonist Michael Ramirez (and likely many of you) when congress made a spectacle of themselves with their SOTU prom:

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I’ve spoken to several legislators who […]