Thursday, January 31, 2013

This just in??? Seriously??? @CBSNews

@CBSNews really???

JUST IN: Beyonce admits singing to background track during presidential inauguration but says she will "absolutely" sing live at Super Bowl


Tell us something we DON'T KNOW!!! Like how many of our soldiers died overseas this day. Like how many people are dying of cancer, yes my own Father included in that group. Like how many people suffer from Alzheimer's are living lives as vegetables because we're too busy pissing away our money overseas on wars that could be settled in a boardroom through discussion. Like how many businesses borrow money from people and then file bankruptcy to avoid paying that debt while lying to investors to get new money in.

Why not tell us about things that really matter? Why not tell us why Homeland "security" is moving vans of ammo and automatic weapons around strategic points of attack of every major city in the USA?? Are we at war with ourselves or does KING OBAMA have some bigger plan for us like Hitler had for the Germans, and the Poles and the Jews back in WWII?

Why not focus on those things instead of why someone lip-synched our NATIONAL ANTHEM because she was "saving her voice". How dare she. We should BAN her from the Superbowl. That's what should have been backtracked, not the National Anthem.

So why the hell not do that. Report some REAL NEWs. Not this CRAP you're putting out!!

Sincerely yours,

Michael Murdock

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Monday, January 28, 2013

"Challenger you are GO for Throttle-Up" "Roger, GO for THROTTLE-UP"

and almost immediately after that command acknowledgement it happened. 73 seconds into launch, Challenger was gone.

This day in 1986 time stopped for a lot of us and the space program took a break as Challenger left the launch pad for a date with destiny. President Ronald Reagan spoke to the world that evening, not just to the United States about the State of the Union. We all took a breath, and we all remember where we were the moment Challenger left us. God Speed. I know I'll never forget that day or time.

Here's the speech that we all heard that evening:

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d planned to speak to you tonight to report on the state of the Union, but the events of earlier today have led me to change those plans. Today is a day for mourning and remembering. Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger. We know we share this pain with all of the people of our country. This is truly a national loss.

Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost three astronauts in a terrible accident on the ground. But, we’ve never lost an astronaut in flight; we’ve never had a tragedy like this. And perhaps we’ve forgotten the courage it took for the crew of the shuttle; but they, the Challenger Seven, were aware of the dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly. We mourn seven heroes: Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe. We mourn their loss as a nation together.

For the families of the seven, we cannot bear, as you do, the full impact of this tragedy. But we feel the loss, and we’re thinking about you so very much. Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace, that special spirit that says, "give me a challenge and I’ll meet it with joy." They had a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths. They wished to serve, and they did. They served all of us.

We’ve grown used to wonders in this century. It’s hard to dazzle us. But for twenty-five years the United States space program has been doing just that. We’ve grown used to the idea of space, and perhaps we forget that we’ve only just begun. We’re still pioneers. They, the member of the Challenger crew, were pioneers.

And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle’s takeoff. I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It’s all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons. The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we’ll continue to follow them.

I’ve always had great faith in and respect for our space program, and what happened today does nothing to diminish it. We don’t hide our space program. We don’t keep secrets and cover things up. We do it all up front and in public. That’s the way freedom is, and we wouldn’t change it for a minute. We’ll continue our quest in space. There will be more shuttle flights and more shuttle crews and, yes, more volunteers, more civilians, more teachers in space. Nothing ends here; our hopes and our journeys continue. I want to add that I wish I could talk to every man and woman who works for NASA or who worked on this mission and tell them: "Your dedication and professionalism have moved an impressed us for decades. And we know of your anguish. We share it."

There’s a coincidence today. On this day 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama. In his lifetime the great frontiers were the oceans, and a historian later said, "He lived by the sea, died on it, and was buried in it." Well, today we can say of the challenger crew: Their dedication was, like Drake’s, complete.

The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God."

For any and all who venture skyward, each and every day I pray for your hearts, your souls, your families and all those you touch. I believe in a far greater good and a far greater existence than we have here in this time. I know that we're all here with a mission and we all affect many in our time here. May your time be a gift for many to appreciate and form a deeper bond with themselves and others as a result of your reaching out and touching the light that is theirs.


God bless you always,

Michael Murdock

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