Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I'll Take Silly Superstitions For $200 Alex. Bush Administration Puppet Escapes Assasination.

I'll Take Silly Superstitions For $200 Alex

In the "You Ain't Gonna Believe This Shit" category, we have a Russian astrologer who is attempting to sue NASA for... oh, just read the story I cut and pasted from Russian Astrologist Sues NASA NASA has been taken to court in Russia over its plans to crack open a comet.

Marina Bai, a Russian astrologist, filed a lawsuit last month with the Presnensky district court in Moscow, demanding that the U.S. space agency call off its $311 million Deep Impact mission. As reported in, Bai is also asking for 8.7 billion rubles ($311 million) in compensation for moral damages.

“The actions of NASA infringe upon my system of spiritual and life values, in particular on the values of every element of creation, upon the unacceptability of barbarically interfering with the natural life of the universe, and the violation of the natural balance of the Universe,” Bai said in her claim.

Deep Impact, which is already in space, is scheduled to collide with Comet 9P/Tempel 1 on July 4th of this year. The spacecraft carries explosives, which will be used to dig out a crater in the comet. Scientists will then hope to learn what a typical comet is made of. The district court dismissed the Bai’s case, but the Moscow City Court took up the appeal and will rule following a hearing scheduled for May 6.

Benny Peiser, a researcher at Liverpool John Moores University who follows asteroid science and the surrounding media and public attention, said even some Russian scientists have jumped on this court case, calling the space mission an act of "vandalism that cannot be justified."

"I can only hope that this irrational technophobia is not a sign of things to come in other parts of Europe, which is already falling worryingly behind internationally in science and technology, never mind space exploration," Peiser told

Wait... this just in:

Michael Griffin, new head administrator of NASA had only one brief comment: "As a scientist, I have to say that this is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. I'd be laughing out loud, but I'm waiting for the reactions of Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. Oh, and the new pope might have something constructive to add as well..."

And Senate Republicans think that we have too many frivolous lawsuits. Thanks to fellow space enthusiast Em Jeigh for alerting me to this mind-numbing development.

Bush Administration Puppet Escapes Assasination

In yet another shining example of the Bush administration's success in Iraq, puppet prime minister Iyad Allawi survived an assasination attempt last night. Excerpt from Yahoo News Rueters wire:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's caretaker prime minister Iyad Allawi escaped an assassination attempt on Wednesday night when a suicide bomber in a car attacked his convoy near his home, a government spokesman said.

The attack killed one policeman and wounded four, the spokesman said. Allawi was in a meeting on forming Iraq's government and then headed to his house near his party headquarters when the suicide bomber struck, said the spokesman Thaier al-Naqib. Allawi was unhurt.

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So how many more assasination attempts, car bombings, roadside ambushes and other dangers are we going to experience in the now "free" Iraq? Are the douchebags running this charade EVER going to be held accountable for their endless fuckups? How many more "caretaker" puppets are there left to act as targets for the insurgents? When Iraq's new government is finally formed, are the members of this body going to be stupid enough to let the Iraqi people know their names? Talk about painting a target on your own back.

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