sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Curiosity Lands

Gale Crater
PASADENA, Calif.—Precisely on time and target, NASA's Curiosity rover touched down safely on Mars Monday to begin an ambitious two-year trek through a mountainous crater that promises to reveal whether the red planet was ever hospitable to life. LINK
The one ton, $2.5 billion Curiosity is the most scientifically equipped probe ever sent to another planet. It will begin an intensive search for signs that Mars may have once hosted life. Almost immediately upon landing, the Curiosity craft transmitted a series of photos to Earth showing its own wheels safely on the surface of Gale Crater near the equator of Mars.

Curiosity will make history, and no matter what it finds on its mission of exploration, we will be wiser and richer for the experience. I never tire of the vast complexity of the worlds around us and feel that their exploration tells us a lot about our planet and about ourselves. Even in tough economic times, the need to stretch ourselves is critical ("A man's reach must exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for."- Browning) to keep pushing the learning envelope.

Homosexuals equate with the 'Black Experience'

Chick-fil-A is becoming a lode stone for the homosexual union issue and it's making the chicken restaurant rich.
Chick-fil-A said it set a one-day sales record Wednesday after thousands of diners poured into the chain's stores from coast to coast. 

Doesn't eat at Chick-fil-A
"We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on Aug. 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country," Steve Robinson, the company's executive vice president of marketing, said in a statement. "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was not a company promotion; it was initiated by others."In what was dubbed "Appreciation Day" by organizer Mike Huckabee, the GOP presidential candidate-turned-Fox News show host, thousands came out to show support for the company after its president, Dan Cathy, made controversial comments about gay marriage that month and in June. 
The privately held company declined to provide revenue figures. The company has released annual sales figures in the past, though not profits. 
"While we don't release exact sales numbers, it was an unprecedented day" Robinson said.
Stores throughout metro Atlanta and the state were packed with diners, who waited in lines that snaked out doors. Drivethru traffic also outpaced capacity, reaching into streets and stretching for blocks. LINK
In the youtube video below, black conservatives in support of traditional marriage square off against pro-homosexual demonstrators in Los Angeles at a Chick-fil-A restaurant. (Discussing anything with "progressives" is much like arguing with children. All they know is what they want. Nothing else matters. Never try to teach a pig to sing, you waste your time and you annoy the pig. Never roll in the mud with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig enjoys it.)

(h/t Gateway Pundit)
A few reactions from the Black Community:
"This will be a little more like “the black experience” once someone takes a fire hose and washes them off of the street. It will be more like “the black experience” when someone sets the dogs loose on them. It will be more like “the black experience” when they can be arrested for protesting."
"It's insulting to equate being gay to having black skin. We didn't march one inch, not one foot, not one yard for gay people. We marched for equal rights for black folks. The right to vote and not be discriminated against. For the gay movement to try to make civil rights for blacks equal to saying a man should marry another man is very insulting to me."

Bottom Line: Traditional marriage is recognized as a natural right (by the US Supreme Court) that existed for thousands of years before the US Constitution was written. Traditional marriage is the core of ALL human civilizations, whether they choose to reproduce, or not. ‘Gay marriage’, on the other hand, is a modern invention. Government doesn’t have the authority to generate that, or any other natural right.