Columbus, Clemson, and the Perpetually Offended (UPDATED)

Today, October 12, is Columbus Day. Except for the fact that the mail didn't come, I hardly noticed.In the 1950s, Columbus Day was a pretty big deal in America: Flags waved, offices were closed, parades marched down Main Streets in countless small towns, and schoolchildren learned about the hero explorer whose fleet--the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria--made landfall in the Americas in 1492.After the Fourth of July, October 12 was our nation's second birthday celebration-- because it … [Read more...]

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NASA Found Water on Mars? Great–Let’s Baptize the Martians!

 In a press conference Monday, September 28, scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration confirmed that they have identified liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars. NASA researchers, using data from an imager aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, confirmed that the dark streaks on the planet's surface advance and recede, depending on the season. It's now believed that what scientists are seeing is running water. And this finding increases the likelihood … [Read more...]

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$100 Million Alien Search May Yield Potential Converts

BREAKING:  Stephen Hawking Launches $100 Million Search for Extraterrestrial Life; Pope Francis Stands Ready to Baptize Any Little Green Men That Hawking FindsOn July 20, the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his business partner, Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Yuri Milner, announced a breathtaking new project to find intelligent life in the universe. The project, called Breakthrough Listen, will combine Hawking's astronomical brain power and Milner's financial … [Read more...]

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