July 26, 2005

odds and ends

There are a lot of things to blog about, but life keeps getting in the way....


I was hoping to get a chance to write about the shuttle launch this morning, but this will have to suffice since I have to take DH for his physical so he can get paid in his new job:

lump in throat (check)
goose bumps (check)
heart stop at "throttle up" (check)
amazing relief at the main engine separation (check)....

Weren't those pictures from the outside camera amazing? Makes you wonder why they never did that before..... If you missed the launch you can see it on yahoo! video all day via this link.

Also wanted to bitch about the Supreme Court Nom(s).... Anyone else laughing at the Dems having to eat it because of the so-called "Ginsberg Rule"??? Thanks Ruth. Thanks a bunch. As a corollary, SDO'C is one of my favorite justices because she has always been sane, unlike some who are more extreme on both sides. More on her departure some other time.

Finally, a shout out to Tony Blair for trying to force his fellow Britons to see what they've come to, and that terrorism is nothing new, and will not go quietly away, no matter what the attitude of Britain is towards muslims.


Posted by caltechgirl at July 26, 2005 03:05 PM | TrackBack

My husband's company makes the SRBs...Let me tell you, there is one BIG sigh of relief when those babies seperate. It was a good day at the rocket ranch!

Godspeed to the crew of the Discovery!

Posted by: Pam at July 26, 2005 06:22 PM

Unfortunately Americans tend to forget that other countries have being dealing with terrorism long before 9/11. Britain being a case in point, the acts of terrorism carried out by the IRA where awful(see article in wikipedia), and resulted in draconion anti terrorism laws. The added tragedy for the British from the recent bombings is that the IRA and now ceasing operations (and have been in cease fire since 1997). So just as normality has returned another bunch of extremists show up to put everyone on guard again.

Posted by: Conchubhar at July 29, 2005 12:42 PM