Thursday, July 19, 2012
- This morning, Hurley the Historian told us to move over because tomorrow’s e-dition belongs to him. After all, won’t it be 43 years ago (July 20, 1969) since we were all watching Neil Armstrong walking on the moon? From 1971 to 1979 Neil Armstrong was professor of Aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati. And no doubt, today everybody will be echoing our Quote for Today Committee choice of Armstrong’s immortal: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
- But according to Jennifer Rosenberg at About.com:
It seemed as though Armstrong had missed a word. Before the word “man,” there was supposed to be the letter “a.” The line was supposed to read, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
In 2006, an analysis was made of the tapes of the now famous phrase and it was determined that there was a bit of static just at the point where the “a” might have been. So, although it is entirely non-conclusive, Armstrong might have actually said the line correctly.
One wonders, however, if it really matters. The statement was obviously powerful enough that even most school kids know where it was said. Isn’t that more than can be said for nearly every other historical achievement?
- Then there’s this bit of fanciful urban legend about the moonwalk, where Neil Armstrong not only gave his famous “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” statement, but followed it by several remarks, usual communications between Armstrong, the other astronauts, and Mission Control. Just before he re-entered the lander, however, he made the enigmatic remark “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky.”
Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky” statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.
On July 5, 1995 (in Tampa Bay, Florida) while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had finally died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.
When he was a kid, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball which landed in the front of his neighbor’s bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. & Mrs. Gorsky.
As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, “Oral sex! You want oral sex?! You’ll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!”
- All of this real history may be overshadowed today, if our Kneepad Liberals in the Press weren’t still eulogizing over the death of Walter Cronkite three years ago (July 17, 2009). The life of this Liberal Icon seems to have been almost as important to humanity as Michael Jackson’s. As Liberal Mourner-in-Chief, Obama got his eulogy video out there first.
- Former Pants-Dropper-in Chief Bill Clinton got his CBS interview shortly afterwards.
- It was the least they could do for Cronkite, the well-known Good DemocRAT Clinton-Obama Supporter.
- But according to Joseph Farah at World Net Daily, Uncle Walter, “the most trusted man” in the country during his reign as CBS News anchor, was actually pushing a radical agenda. Imagine that!
- But that was back when real history was being made— not all that “historic” claptrap Obama Supporters in the Press have been feeding you for the past four years.
- This week we can hardly wait to see all those TV newsbimbos (who weren’t even born at the time) claiming they watched Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk or Walter Cronkite’s Vietnam War reports.
- Unfortunately, today’s network anchors are nothing more than political partisans. Why then is their credibility lower than that of Congress, bankers, used car salesmen, and Masturbating Township Trustees?
- Last year, you witnessed another historic event during the Obama Administration— when our spaced-out president cancelled the space program and astronauts had to drink their own recycled urine on the final trip.
Instead of boldly going where no man has gone before, Obama’s astronauts were forced to report to the unemployment line and Obama’s giant step for America became trying to catch a ride Russian space ship.
- They sure don’t make our leaders like the used to. Maybe that’s why back on Earth, Award-Winning Photo Illustrator Artis Conception compared Neil Armstrong’s One Giant Leap for Mankind with local RINO Party Chairman Alex T., Mall Cop GOP’s “Wandering in the Wilderness.”
- And as Walter Cronkite would’ve said tomorrow, “And that’s the way it is, Friday, July 20, 2012.”