Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson has bowed out of the first manned flight of the first “Starliner” flight because it conflicts with his daughter’s wedding.
I wholeheartedly approve:
It was a defining moment for Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson when he chose dedication to family over a flight to the International Space Station.
Serving as the commander of Boeing’s first astronaut-led flight, Ferguson announced Wednesday that he has pulled himself off the crew so he can attend his daughter’s wedding next year. Ferguson posted a video on Twitter that revealed his decision to stay at home with family.
Republican Kevin Nicholson is running in the primary for a chance to run against Tammy Baldwin’s for US Senate.
His parents have donated the maximum to the Baldwin campaign:
This is amusing. Apparently, Kevin Nicholson’s parents are staunch Democrats, so much so they’d rather give their money to Tammy Baldwin than a Republican, even if he’s their own son.
Sharper than a serpent’s tooth, neh?
It’s clear that the sexual harassment situation in Congress is a bipartisan phenomenon, but the Republicans have really nailed the skeevy side of things.
Case in point, Trent Franks (R-AZ) will be resigning because he tried to coerce his women staff members into renting out their uteruses (uteri?) to him:
Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican who is among the most conservative members of the House, said he would resign his seat after House officials learned that he had asked two female employees to bear his child as a surrogate.
Franks’s announcement came as the House Ethics Committee said it would create a special subcommittee to investigate Franks for conduct “that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment.”
His resignation, which Franks said is effective Jan. 31, will end the ethics investigation.
Franks said in his statement that the investigation concerns his “discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable.”
While Franks’s statement left the circumstances of the “discussion” murky, three Republicans familiar with the allegations said that he had asked the staffers, who worked for him at the time but have since left his office, if they would serve as a surrogate mother for his child. A spokesman for Franks did not respond to a request for comment on that claim.
Seriously, this is just f%$#ing creepy.
One would have thought that natural selection should have made them extinct by now, because it appears that the required preparation for coitus would require some seriously sick, and hard to find, sh%$.
Apple’s New $5 Billion Apple Park Campus Has a 100,000-Square-Foot Gym and No Daycare
Considering that this building was designed with input from the late Steve Jobs, this is not particularly surprising.
Job’s relationship to parenting was (at best) problematic, so this development is rather unsurprising.