goodbye, columbia
Friday, February 7, 2003

i've been a fan of NASA's Space Program since the early 60s — Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Galileo — and remember well all the many successes — most notably, the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing — and the two previous disasters: the Apollo I fire on January 29, 1967, the Challenger Shuttle Disaster on January 28, 1986, and now, the Columbia Shuttle Disaster last Saturday, February 1, 2003. It was the 113th mission in the 22-year-old shuttle program and the 28th flight for Columbia, which was NASA's oldest and heaviest shuttle. Bad tiles?, Worn-our airframe? Aging concepts? Mmmmmmm. President Bush addressed and comforted a grieving Nation. At least the seven Columbia Astronauts died doing what they loved to do — the bigger the risk, the greater the hurt — when my time comes, I hope the same can be said of me. RIP, Crew of STS107. God bless their souls, and their families, who mourn them. I lowered my Garden Center's flag to half mast, at 10am on 2/1/03, for the next 30 days, as I did on September 12th, 2001.

Around The Garden Center.
I was up early Saturday, and on this thread on, when the news that NASA had lost communication and tracking with the Columbia Shuttle, so I left for work and figured I'd hear about it either on the radio or when I got to work and logged-on again. The reports from AP News weren't good; the reporter was just coming short of calling it a disaster. I got back on, on this thread, and then this one. Plus, the 13" color TV I have in my office — which I'd bought the morning of September 11, 2001 to watch that unfolding massacre — had live NBC coverage with the annoying Brian Williams. Here's some heart-tugging pics of debris collected so far; look at the helmet, patch and shoe sole. Now, the search & recovery teams are finding all human remains. Here's a tribute to them; worth a look. And here's the tribute to them, by W&Co. Also, worth a look and listen. What do you think happened?
I was wondering how long it would take for these kinds of theories to come out.
On a brighter note, the weather's warmed-up 20-30°, the snow and ice are melting away quickly, gas is "only" up to $1.49.9/gal (87 octane) and my InterNet-stolen credit card (Nov-Dec '02) has been credited $5400 by Sears Bank. Life is good, still.
Why hasn't someone shot that pesky, lying rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, yet? Six more weeks of Winter? BS; more like 8-10 weeks.
We got almost 2" of rain on Tuesday morning, from a fast-moving front out of the Gulf of Mexico, followed by another cold front coming from the Midwest. Since the ground is frozen with about 15-18" of frost, the water pooled and flooding was everywhere. Temps were in the mid-40° F range, and it was almost "balmy". After two-and-a-half weeks of almost zero temps, this was a welcomed break.
Tax increases are coming for us in Pennsylvania. Big increases. After ruining Philly, the lib-dem moron Gov "Fast Eddie" Rendell is after the rest of us. Fortunately, Harrisburg is controlled by the GOP and they'll fight it all the way. I hope. Maybe. The concept of reducing spending is abhorrent to most, if not, of those political morons.
Agri-terrorism? Hmmm; hadn't thought of that possibility.

Are You Aware That?
There exists in Our Nation today, a privately-run organization — The American Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — with only 3,000 members, several hundred of whom are US Government "officials". But even though this organization possesses enormous influence over the actions of our national government, most Americans have never heard of it. This same organization's members dominate our nation's mass media, multinational corporations, the banking industry, colleges and universities, even the military. Yet its domination is unknown to the average citizen. The members of this small but extremely influential group are responsible for a parade of foreign policy disasters in China, Korea, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, and Africa. The group itself has always sought to lead the United States into a one-world socialistic system led by its members and their like-minded associates in other nations. Shouldn't you know about this organization and what its members are planning for the l990s? This article will introduce you to the Council on Foreign Relations, the little-known New York City-based organization that is both the seat of the liberal establishment and the main force pushing the United States into the new world order.

The Massacre of September 11th..
Never, never, never, never forget what subhuman Mooooos-lim garbage and Islamic pigshit (my apologies to pigs) terrorist filth did to the US on 9-11-01. To put the destruction into proper scale, this GroundZero photo essay helps. As do these remarkable photos, even more drive home the point that it was a massacre of innocents. Here's another image gallery of the sad events of that horrific day. And if you'd like to ratchet your anger and hatred up, as mine has been since that awful day last September, read this account of the dozens of people jumping from 100+ stories from the WTC Towers. As this reporter says, "embrace the rage". And The Washington Times weighs-in with their commemorative edition of 9-11 horror.
Here are the 2998 Victims of The Massacre of September 11th, 2001.
After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which whacked six and injured 1,000; President Rapist-Liar-in-Chief Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. After the 1995 bombing in Saudi Arabia, which whacked five U.S. military personnel; Rapist-Liar-in-Chief Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. After the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which whacked 19 and injured 200 U.S. military personnel; Rapist-Liar-in-Chief Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. After the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa, which whacked 224 and injured 5,000; Rapist-Liar-in-Chief Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. After the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, which whacked 17 and injured 39 US sailors; Rapist-Liar-in-Chief Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished. Maybe if Rapist-Liar-in-Chief Clinton had kept his promise, an estimated 3,000 people in New York and Washington, DC, that are now dead, would be alive today. The Criminal Clinton lowlifes Klintoon Kriminals; ahhhhh, what a pair!
I don't want justice; I want revenge!

Islam The Religion of Peace™
President George Bush tries repeatedly to reassure us about the “religion of peace”, but: Why is the religion of peace directly responsible for 28 out of the 30 violent conflicts raging in the world today? Why is the religion of peace responsible for the vast majority of chattel slavery in the world today? Why is the religion of peace responsible for nearly every single act of terrorism in the 20th and 21st Centuries? Why are the practitioners of the religion of peace routinely slaughtering unarmed practitioners of every other religion wherever they can get away with it? Why does the religion of peace call for the murder of anyone who converts from the religion of peace to another religion? Why do so many of the believers of the religion of peace look forward to the opportunity to rape 72 virgins in heaven if they die while Killing innocent women and children of other religions? Is it a god they worship, or just sex? If a god, then shouldn’t heaven have more to do with him than their libidos? Why do the leaders of the religion of peace routinely issue fatwas (death warrants) for anybody who questions their holy book of peace and their holy prophet of peace? Why is the religion of peace responsible for the sexual mutilation of millions of little girls and the savage oppression of women? Why did millions of the practitioners of the religion of peace laugh, cheer and dance in the street because 3,000 innocent men, women and children were murdered by seventeen men who supposedly "hijacked" the religion of peace? And why don’t the real practitioners of the religion of peace condemn the supposed “hijackers” of their religion? Why the deafening silence? Why the smiles? Why the cheers and high fives? Hmmmm? Perhaps I just don’t understand this whole PEACE thing. Did the definition of the word change, or is somebody just blowing a lot of smoke?
The filthy A-rabs and moronic Mooooooos-lims think their moon god, Allah, punished the US and Israel by blowing-up the Columbia Space Shuttle. Unbelieveably stupid creatures, aren't they?
Get this filthy Somali Moooooos-lim shit out of my country!
Bravo U.S. District Court Judge William Young, who spit on the Mooooooos-lim idiot half-breed Reid scum: sentencing him to life in prison, but should have sentenced him to immediate death. With me as executioner.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh, Islam, The Religion of Pieces™, torturing young children.
Another reason to track, find, imprison, torture and whack all Moooooos-lim terrorists and suspected terrorists. Who cares if we err; just whack as many as we can find.
Iraq will unleash thousands of suicide attackers against the United States if American troops invade, a senior Iraqi official was quoted Saturday as saying. Good; my AR-10 (.308cal) and AR-15 (.223cal) and Remy 870 12ga Tactical Riot Shotgun are ready, diaperhead filth. Your lunatic moon good sucks pigshit; your boy-buggering prophet is a deviant pedophile homo. Pigshit be upon both. Any questions?
NO, "Palestinians" do not need a state. There are no Palestinians, pre-1964. They are simply filthy, degenerate, criminal A-rabs from Jordan and Syria; and they need to be executed en masse, and bulldozed into a massive pit of liquid pigshit. End of problem.
Don't just count mosques in the US, raid them, arrest all the militant Islamic filth, torture and interrogate them, execute and dispose of them.
The more I read about Islam's so-called "history", the more I want to see it eliminated from the face of the earth.
Saudi Arabia must fall after Iraq; they're state sponsors of terrorism.
I agree: no more Mooooooos-lims, Islamics or Arabs should be allowed into the US. And all existing here should be rounded-up, interrogated, and then deported or executed.
The subhuman Islamic pigshit filth are about to celebrate their deviant "holiday", EID, and slaughter millions of sheep and goats, as a tribute to their false, degenerate moon god, what's-his-moron (pigshit be upon him). Bomb the Mooooooos-lim garbage into hell!
Another massive attack on the US by al Queerda? Bring it on, homo Islamic Mooooooos-lim filth! There are millions of us, who are well-armed and waiting anxiously, to whack you.
Here is a real danger to America from within: black Mooooooos-lim filth in the prisons.

Looks like some black Conservatives are finally waking-up to the hordes of illegals swarming into America.
Time to stop H1-B visas for immigrants, especially in the IT Field. Importing illegal Indians to fill American jobs is a crime.
Wow, does CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) have some great bumper stickers, or what?
The Bush administration's plan to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling suffered a major blow on Friday, as six Republican senators RINO scumbags said they opposed inserting language to give oil companies access to the refuge into a must-pass budget bill. In addition to John McCain, the letter was signed by Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, Peter Fitzgerald of Illinois and Mike DeWine of Ohio. morons, all.
President Bush's proposed $15 billion to Africa for AIDS is a waste of money, our hard-earned tax dollars. AIDS is 100% preventable and no funds should be spent against it, for anyone. Change the behavior, Africa! If they don't/won't change, let them die and cleanse the world.
Disgraced, ex-governor criminal scumbag George Ryan (RINO-ILL) is a lowlife, piece of shit, for pardoning 643 murderers, rapists, armed robbers, child-molester-murderers etc, from death row. Here's hoping Ryan dies a slow, painful death, real soon.
The United States must temporarily stay the executions of three Mexican citizens on death rows in Texas and Oklahoma, the World Court ruled Wednesday. Ummmm, US to World Court: piss off, morons!
Come on, GW, it's time to pull the plug on the irrelevant, impotent UN. Pull the frigging plug, already! Get the US outta the UN, and the UN outta the US!! Now, dammit!!!
Yes, I was impressed with Sec'y of State Colin Powell's presentation on Iraq. Now that he's "on board" with W, he's okay with me.

Lib-dem Scumbags.
Simply put, US Sen Tommie "The Dwarf" Dass-hole (Lowlife-SD) is a traitor for undermining America and President for political reasons.
AOL is dogshit shit, lib-dem scumbag trash. Steve Case is a fraud and con-man. He needs to be charged, tried, convicted and imprisoned with a 560lb lifer named "Bubbles". I can hear the screams 15-20hrs a day. I hate AOL; go belly-up, filthscum Case garbage.
I love it: fat Al Sharp-scum for democRAT president. Go Al, go! Don't forget to iron your hair, moron.
More proof, that Joey "Whatever You Want" LIEberman, hates Israel and is actively campaigning against it.
African-American American Blacks "drowning" in wave of illegal immigration? Hey folks, welcome to The Club.
Here's why all trial lawyers should be whacked: frivolous lawsuits.
A good article explaining why the liberal-democRATs are vermin and garbage.
Turd-boy Turner and Mikey Wall-ass reminisce about the $7-8 billion Turd-boy lost during the AOL-Time-Warner merger; screw you, lib-dem moron filth! Get prostate cancer and die, both of you morons.
Georgie "Looney Tooney" Clooney is an moron, liberal-democRAT supreme. His 'criticism' of Charlton Heston, an Alzheimer's Disease victim, is way, way over the top, even for moron liberal-democRATs. Hey Georgie Boy: c'mon over here where the MEN congregate. We'd enjoy putting a bullet thru your empty lib-dem head, homo.

Lowlifes, Scumbags & Degenerates.
Get the US out of the UN, and the UN out of the US. NOW, President Bush!
Nelson Mandelladelusional, once again. Hey scumbag boy, do the world a favor and die. Get some fatal cancer, idiot boy. He should have been whacked in prison in Rhodesia. He needs Killing removal from the world's scene; he's a sicko.
Lowlife, lib-democRAT shitfilth Rosie O'Donut The Piggy garbage. Lot of laughs, at the fat, waddling piglet!
The mentally-ill and physically-mutilated Michael "I molest love young boys" Jack-scum admits to sleeping with young boys. He is sick and needs institutionalization. Then execute him for child molestation.
Aw geee whiz, illegal aliens hispanic garbage: wake-up and face the truth, illegal aliens. You subhumans are drug dealer filth! Got a problem with the truth, illegal alien filth? Ummmm, thought so, lowlifes.
Courtney Love "acting up" on my flight? Well, I don't fly, so I don't have to accomodate subhuman lowlife bitches like her, but if I did, I'd beat her to death in 5-10secs; there'd be no reply from that $0.33 slut-whorebag, after her first outburst. Tag her and bag her, coppers. End of incident.
Put this lowlife, subhuman, homo filth into prison, where it belongs, and whack them. Homos are spreaders of STD and AIDS diseases; they deserve to be imprisoned and executed for pollution of the Human genepool.

Some People Just Need Killing™.
whack this lowlife, degenerate, stinking subhuman piece of shit murderer, Granville Riddle, Texas. Send the filth to hell, where he belongs.
Confessed "Preppie whacker" Robert Chambers will exit an upstate prison on Feb. 14 after serving the maximum time on his manslaughter conviction for Killing Jennifer Levin on Aug. 26, 1986. Sorry, 14 years for murder isn't enough; he must die for his heinous crime.
A man subhuman, John Elliott, 42, convicted of beating a woman to death with a motorcycle chain after raping her while he was free on probation for another Killing was executed Tuesday by lethal injection, in Texas. Thank you Texas, you made my week! Bravo!

Bullitt Locations in San Francisco.
When Bullitt hit the theaters in 1968, the movie's high-octane car chase on the steep hills of San Francisco set a new standard for chase scenes. One fan decided to honor the film by taking screen shots of the locations as they appeared in 1968, then photographing the locations 31 years later in 1999 and again in the summer of 2002. He's compiled the photos here, creating a site that recaps the movie while showcasing an ever-changing city. Check out the different colors of Frank Bullitt's apartment at 1153 Taylor Street — blue in 1968, beige in 1999, and a tasteful gray in 2002. The famous car chase covers the entire city, with little regard for actual streets and locations. In some scenes, Steve McQueen's Ford Mustang can be found in one neighborhood, make a right turn, and magically jump to the other side of town. Although Hollywood's Hollyweird's navigation swhacks are questionable, the movie and this site prove plenty entertaining.

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