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Rocket Flight declared Impossible!

Cartoon about space flight

Yep… on this day in history, specifically, January 13, 1920, the venerable New York Times published an editorial flatly declaring that space flight using rockets was physically impossible.

Of course, they couldn’t print this if it wasn’t true… right?

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Shame on One Million Moms

Did you catch the mini-uproar over the whole ‘lesbian-video’ thing recently?

In a nutshell, The Hallmark Channel, known especially for its heart-warming, if somewhat bland holiday movies and mini-series, ran an ad featuring two lesbians sharing a loving kiss at the altar on their wedding day.

This horror of horrors so enraged the ultra-conservative One Million Moms that they instituted a campaign beseeching their membership to sign a petition ‘asking Hallmark to do what is right and reject airing movies and commercials with LGBT content!’ Unfortunately, Hallmark, rather short-sightedly, caved in to the pressure of and pulled the ads, resulting in a public reaction it probably did not expect…

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