STS – 134

Space shuttle Endeavour set to launch at 8:56:28 a.m. EDT today. 25 flights. 139 different astronauts.  115,000,000 miles.

Second to the last mission for the aging fleet.

NASA even has a blog:



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22 responses to “STS – 134

  1. TempeBev

    May they accomplish their mission and return to earth safely and healthy.

  2. TempeBev

    What a surprise! Donald announces he won’t run for Prez. I’m just dumbfounded and I was so sure he would win the nomination and beat Obama.
    Yuck, Yuck.

  3. dog's eye view

    I hope that Ryan loses to a Democratic challenger, propelled by Obama coattails in 2012.

    Don’t know much about Ryan’s district, but hopefully it’s not territory that is just fine being represented by Michele Bachmann types and that ilk.

    Ryan drinks his own KoolAid. No reason he should be a “serious” purveyor of it to the rest of us.

  4. TempeBev

    Oh Arnold, you just couldn’t keep it in your pants. But you did keep it a secret from Maria. How do you like being alone now that you told her. Did you expect her to stand up for “her man” like so many other political wives have done? Like Mrs. Edwards?

    Good for Maria for leaving.

  5. My, my, my it looks like a certain pundit we all used to know and love is being evicted from his online home at

    What took them so long?

  6. dog's eye view

    The GOP candidate I fear the most is Jon Huntsman.

    In the event he makes it through the primaries, which brings out the crazies, he could be quite electable in the general.

    But, were he elected, you would still get the incompetent crazies in Congress and the government agencies.

    About that time, I would be fleeing north or maybe to South America.

  7. Dooty

    wasn’t it Cranky McPants that was pronounced done in the last cycle? Didn’t he just keep on keeping on? Didn’t do him any good but he kept at it against all the prevailing wisdom. The Newt is done but he could just keep on plugging.

    • dnd

      Gingrich loves the attention. And as we’ve seen is shameless and willing to do or say anything to get attention. He won’t get the nod, but he’ll be getting a lot of TV time.

  8. dog's eye view

    Sean Holton (to the world)/Lardass Liberal (to us) is fighting a particularly virulent return of his brain cancer.

    Here’s his blog; leave a good word if you so desire.

    I hope he’s got a lot of tomorrows ahead.

  9. Dooty

    this is interesting that the current GOP leaders during the Bush years voted Yea to increase the debt limit 19 times.

    here is the story

  10. dog's eye view

    Kudos to UCLA and the the University of Louisville for this breakthrough.

    LA Times: Small steps for paralyzed man, giant leaps for treating spinal cord injuries

    subhead: A device helps a man paralyzed from the waist down make an ‘unprecedented’ recovery, taking steps on a treadmill and regaining other key functions. The treatment could potentially allow 10% to 15% of people with spinal cord injuries to regain some use of their legs.

    “The treatment, devised primarily by UCLA neurobiologist V. Reggie Edgerton, is designed to activate a patient’s spinal nerves just enough to make them responsive to sensory signals coming from the legs. The approach, which Edgerton has been using in animals for nearly three decades, is like using a hearing aid to amplify sound.”,0,1799162.story

    Gotta love science-based miracles.

  11. dog's eye view

    I love the visual on this one. Do click on the link. It will do your heart good.

    Tea Party rally in Columbia, South Carolina fizzles after Donald Trump cancelled his appearance.

    Yes, South Carolina, home o’ the crazy and birthplace of the civil war.

    They couldn’t rouse more than 30 alleged Tea Partiers, and only about 7 are pictured in the event photos.

  12. dog's eye view

    At least this couple has their asses parked in lawn chairs, and not on Medicare-paid for scooters.

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