Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Neil Armstrong's Humble Heroism

A quiet hero, whom we'll miss:
My hat goes off 
to Neil Armstrong.
His final journey 
much more profound
than one small step
or a moon held bound.

With such astounding moral courage
I have no doubt,
I am quite certain,
he will glimpse beyond Creation's Curtain.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NASA's Curiosity Nails the Landing ... "Olympiosity?"

After millions of complex lines of computer coding and complicated engineering calculations.  And after hundreds of millions of miles through a harsh, frigid vacuum riddled with extreme doses of high-energy radiation. And then followed by high-speed and precision re-entry procedures through immense frictional forces and scorching temperatures, NASA's rover, Curiosity nails the landing.  Credit (and a hat tipped) to the creative dreamers and dedicated minds of the men and women at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who accomplished this historical, extraordinary feat of human endeavor and spirit ... true Olympians ... Now for the real work.

Stay up to date on the mission's progress here:  Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory

Friday, July 27, 2012

Corn Fears Grow Amidst Drought

The ethanol mandate and feeding farmers' livestock might be big concerns in this lingering 2012 drought ... but get between an American and his sugary appetite then all bets are off.

Click on the following articles for a tad more insight into these issues:

Ethanol Mandate Worse than Drought from The Wall Street Journal
Corn v. Cattle: Renewable Fuels Mandate Taking Heat During Drought From The Daily Republic in   South Dakota
Spreading Drought Fuels Growing Attack on Ethanol Mandate from The Lincoln Journal Star in Nebraska
Food Prices Heat Up from Cedar Valley Business Monthly Online, in Iowa
- And see this Google Search for more ...

Friday, July 13, 2012

"Cow-ish" Class Warfare in Nebraska

Gary Larson, where are you now?????
For insight into this Nebraska issue see this Lincoln Journal Star editorial, Chewing the Cud on Grazing Fees, or this article from the Journal Star 2012 Election Headquarters.  But don't stop there,  any Internet search engine will return various articles and opinions on this important subject that extends beyond Nebraska borders. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Layman's Hopeful God Particle Logic

Read this Huffington Post article for a little insight into this cartoon.  This is only one of many news stories regarding the recent, tantalizing evidence that hints strongly at the existence of the Higgs boson particle (known by the layman as the "God Particle," though, don't let a physicist hear you call it that).

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Feel Good Pure-blood Wisconsinite

Sheldon knows Wisconsin ...
Sheldon sees the Winter looming ...
The time is now, the Summer's booming ...
Humanity's book will soon be closed
As the Mayans say in twenty-twelve,
in December our dusty pages to be shelved.
And this is what Sheldon knows.
So, like Sheldon, crack a brew and hit the beach
and mend that nasty political breech ...
or can't you see the Winter looming??

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Middleman Suffers the Insufferable Fencemen

Political noise-makers throw the American people under the fence in favor of their own angry opinions. 
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Obama's Coup at Heaven's Gate

Obama finagles health care into the foundation of religious freedom.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Hypocrisy of Moral Ambiguity


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On January 17 recall petitions were turned in.

Two months earlier petitioners were hard at work.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Madison School Board Fills Achievement Gap

A recent article (Madison Prep at Front and Center of School Board Races) in the Wisconsin State Journal – regarding the upcoming spring elections for the Madison School Board – paraphrased a former School Board member who acknowledged that for the last 20 years "the achievement gap has been a critical issue for the district."
20 years?!!
Perhaps, this spring, fresh minds would be good for the Madison School Board . . . not to mention the Madison students.

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