Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Things that went up yesterday

More things went up yesterday than Rush’s Viagra powered crank.

The shuttle finally lifted off as the nation held its breath. Looks like the duct tape and spit held the thing together. If there is a goddess of space flights the shuttle will stay intact until it returns safely to earth.

The funky looking guy with the Chia Pet hair, who is the head of North Korea, fired off six missiles which apparently pretty much fizzled. Not sure what his plan is but if this was his best shot he probably needs to head back to the planning table and drawing board. Sadly the bush administration has been too hardheaded to continue President Clinton’s successful mission of keeping the guy content and busy doing other things rather than building new missiles. Imagine that! A Clinton plan that worked trashed by an unsuccessful bush plan.

Finally yesterday the climax came. A nation full of junk food and alcohol played with explosives. All over our country beautiful exploding things rose up into the night sky and people cheered.

It was, as Cartman would say, a hella-Fourth.


Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Hella-fourth: it was a great day


July 05, 2006 4:12 AM  
Blogger coldH2O said...

I spent the day with family & it was fun. I agree with you re: N. Korea. The only thing Bu$hCo knows how to do is act like a frat boy bully. What a disgrace.

July 05, 2006 5:48 AM  
Blogger billie said...

see- kim was testing the things. he knew that they wouldn't reach or he wouldn't have sent them. he is telling bushco- hey guess what boy-os- i have missles and we are getting them right. bushco forgets that we aren't a world superpower anymore. so- now more sabre rattling and possibly war on another front. comforting. glad i don't have kids.

July 05, 2006 6:59 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

The most exciting part of the day were all the Peace posts that went up. We raised our blogger flags and we mean business!

July 05, 2006 8:39 AM  
Blogger SecondComingOfBast said...

I think the North Koreans were so determined to send off their missiles by the fourth of July, they rushed through all the various testing phases and just weren't ready.

In the meantime, we took our time, made sure everything was in order, and in combination with a few days of bad weather, experienced the lucky coincidence of a successful fourth of July launch.

Couldn't have been better if it had all been planned out. If somebody wrote all this in a novel he would be called trite and obvious.

July 05, 2006 9:14 AM  
Blogger Darius said...

I share your sentiments.

Yeah, the wisdom of George is grand indeed. Calling countries "evil," invading countries, saying "Bring 'em on," and explaining how it's ok for the US to torture and ignore the Geneva convention, so just get over it...

These are all great tactics for helping to solve the world's problems. No wonder things are running smoothly.

July 05, 2006 11:21 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

"Bring 'em on" is a pretty dangerous tout, esp. coming from someone who thinks nuclear war can be won. Well, here they come. Hope Dubya likes his birthday candles.

July 05, 2006 12:03 PM  
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July 05, 2006 12:24 PM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Hi, PoP. What's new? Have to admit I was one of those who had more to eat/drink than I'd advise my kid is prudent and enjoyed fireworks while standing in the rain. What an idiot, but had a great time.

July 05, 2006 12:26 PM  
Blogger Grish said...

I raised more than enough fireworks myself yesterday. I was powered by Pepsi and watermellon.:)

I tried to keep up with the shuttle for a while until I decided they were going to do whatever they wanted to do, no matter how much advise I shouted at the TV...

Have a nice day!

July 05, 2006 1:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Kim is really giving us the "finger" as he chooses the 4th of July to launch his puny rockets.

Set against the background of us launching another shuttle, Kim is laughable.

But if you were sitting at your NORAD radar screen watching the shuttle go up and then see multiple rockets go up from Korea at the same time, mabey not so laughable.

If Bush thought Sadam was a dangerous nut job, then our troops should be in North Korea by Christmass.

July 05, 2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just a small question PoP: Why is it that we can invade a country with no WMD, but we can't stop a country who could strap on nuclear warheads to rockets from launching them?

July 05, 2006 3:56 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

It's too bad that blowing things up has become such an integral part of our culture.

July 05, 2006 5:35 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

I was happy about the Shuttle launch.

July 06, 2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

As someone who lives on the left coast in the Pacific NW, I am very concerned about the loon in Pyongyang and his toys. I suspect the real reason Bush won't talk with the loon is that the loon supposedly watches lots of porno, so Dumbya wouldn't stoop to talk with someone who is beneath his high moral standards. Plus, talking with other countries with whom we disagree was a Clinton thing, and Dumbya decided long ago that he can't do anything Clinton did, just because Clinton did it. Nuff said. Besides, I believe there isn't any oil under the ground in North Korea.

July 06, 2006 11:12 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Blueberry, I live in Oregon, which is a "blue state", but out here in NE Oregon everything is strictly "red state". During our community 4th of July celebration, I observed a couple of little girls who must have been four or five years old, playing with toy swords, and one shouted "Bring it on!" to the other one. Sigh... If our children are indeed our future, how much is there to really be celebrating on the 4th?

July 06, 2006 11:14 PM  

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