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Starting today, keep an eye on the sky (the Air Force won’t be…)

Sequestration Asteroid

From Fox News:

“The Air Force says it can no longer afford to scan the sky for extraterrestrial threats that could doom the planet, all because of the sequester cuts Washington forced on itself when it failed to rein in the exploding national deficit. Called the Air Force Space Surveillance System, it’s “critical” to defense, the Air Force has said. By October 1, they’ll have to pull the plug.”

Apparently the extraterrestrial threats include about 1,000 asteroids large enough to “potentially unleash global catastrophic devastation to the planet upon impact.”

Kind of a big deal, yes? From this bit of asteroid news you probably shouldn’t expect much of a reaction from our elected officials. Last spring, when one asteroid actually did hit earth and one closely missed us on the same day, Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) asked NASA chief Charles Bolden what NASA would do if a large asteroid was expected to collide with earth in three weeks.

“The answer to you is, ‘if it’s coming in three weeks, pray.’ The reason I can’t do anything in the next three weeks is because for decades we have put it off.”

So break out the space suits, America, and give Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck a heads up. Looks like we’re on our own again.



Starting today, keep an eye on the sky (the Air Force won’t be…)

Sequestration Asteroid

From Fox News:

“The Air Force says it can no longer afford to scan the sky for extraterrestrial threats that could doom the planet, all because of the sequester cuts Washington forced on itself when it failed to rein in the exploding national deficit. Called the Air Force Space Surveillance System, it’s “critical” to defense, the Air Force has said. By October 1, they’ll have to pull the plug.”

Apparently the extraterrestrial threats include about 1,000 asteroids large enough to “potentially unleash global catastrophic devastation to the planet upon impact.”

Kind of a big deal, yes? From this bit of asteroid news you probably shouldn’t expect much of a reaction from our elected officials. Last spring, when one asteroid actually did hit earth and one closely missed us on the same day, Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) asked NASA chief Charles Bolden what NASA would do if a large asteroid was expected to collide with earth in three weeks.

“The answer to you is, ‘if it’s coming in three weeks, pray.’ The reason I can’t do anything in the next three weeks is because for decades we have put it off.”

So break out the space suits, America, and give Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck a heads up. Looks like we’re on our own again.



Thriller 1. Look what you missed this week.">Thriller 1. Look what you missed this week.

Silly you. Paying attention to the election this week… and all the while the real news was breaking elsewhere.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller on Saturday, people all over the world – YES WORLD – teamed up to dance the world’s largest simultaneous dance. Here, Seattle.

And that isn’t even the weirdest part of this news that you missed. Stay tuned for “Thriller 2” to hear the rest.



The Village Idiots: Resolutions">The Village Idiots: Resolutions

If you missed Dinner at the Square Tuesday night, you missed a bunch of REAL IDIOTS…





(If you’re not from Tallahassee, “Desloge probably sleeps 13 hours a day” refers to Republican County Commissioner Bryan Desloge who works so hard sleep is pretty much a thing of the past for him, thus qualifying it as a joke – or at least a good college try at a joke – especially coming from a Democrat. I should know how busy he is, I try to catch up with him because he’s on our board.)



The Village Idiots. . . achieve world peace in 3 acts






Thanks to the Marshall family and to our hired gun, Naveed Easton.