Smarter America? Via Fox News…

Good Evening!

So earlier today, I was looking for updates on Sandy…I mean we all have been watching the news reports, seeing the photos of the destruction. Anyway, as I was reading about the homes that were on fire in the Breezy Point section of Queens, I came across this little nugget on the Fox News website.


Ah yes, a Smarter America ? Via Fox News…there has to be something ironic about that.

An entire section, full of news stories that…are about, well check it out:

Yes, you can learn about Robot Tunas that work for Homeland Security!

Or perhaps you will be amazed at a company who has made the most streamed-lined semi-truck in the world?

No, I am not kidding! Check out the screen shot on the left…or just go straight to the source.

Smarter America | U.S. | Fox News

And read the following articles:

MAN unveils super-streamlined semi truck | Fox News

  • mantruck660.jpg
  • mantruck6602.jpg

This gives the phrase “Keep on Truckin’” a whole new meaning.

MAN trucks has teamed up with trailer builder Krone to build a futuristic, streamlined semi that could improve the fuel economy and range of long haulers by 25 percent.

MAN trucks? Am I the only one who finds that funny?

How about this one? World’s first spaceport nearly ready in New Mexico | Fox News

Spaceport America Concept
  • Plane lands at Spaceport America
  • Spaceport America Run.jpg

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. –  New Mexico Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson says it will be New Mexico’s Sydney Opera House. Virgin Galactic Chairman Richard Branson has hinted it will host the first of his new brand of lifestyle hotels. And the eclectic hot springs town of Truth or Consequences has been anxiously awaiting all the economic development the nearly quarter-of-a-billion-dollar project is supposed to bring to this largely rural part of southern New Mexico.

Looks like one of those bed pans they give you in a hospital…or perhaps its more like a vagina…maybe it is influenced by Georgia O’Keefe?

This next one is great: Robot tuna joins Homeland Security arsenal | Fox News

  • robot-tuna-02.jpg

Speedy tuna capable of swimming tirelessly in the Earth’s oceans have inspired the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fund a lookalike robot for underwater patrols.

The “BIOSwimmer” robot features faithfully replicated fins and a flexible tail to pull off quick maneuvers like the real-life fish.Homeland Security made the choice to fund the robot made by the Boston Engineering Corporation in Waltham, Mass., with an eye toward missions such as exploring the flooded areas of ships, inspecting oil tankers or patrolling U.S. harbors to watch out for suspicious activity.

Oh yeah, there is nothing like a robot fish to come between us and al Qaeda.

A smarter America today? A Fox News Nation tomorrow…

This is an open thread.

22 Comments on “Smarter America? Via Fox News…”

  1. Took me a while to get this done, I know, but tonight there was a choice of two movies featuring little people…Poltergeist and Freaks. So I was a bit distracted.

  2. ANonOMouse says:

    “Oh yeah, there is nothing like a robot fish to come between us and al Qaeda.”

    ROTFL!!!! Good one JJ.

  3. RalphB says:

    Heck of a truck. In the outback of Australia they sometimes haul with what they call a Road Train truck which has 3 or more trailers and can be over 150 ft long. No sharp turns for those 🙂

  4. RalphB says:

    Sign of desperation? 😉

    Romney Says He Favors Abortion in Cases Where It Makes People Vote for Him

    KETTERING, Ohio (The Borowitz Report)—Hitting the campaign trail one day after the arrival of Superstorm Sandy, Republican nominee Mitt Romney tweaked his position on abortion today, saying he now supports it in cases where it makes people vote for him.

    “I would make an exception for abortion in cases where the life of my campaign is at stake,” he told a crowd in Kettering, Ohio.

    Sandy, which slammed into the East Coast last night, was such a powerful weather system that it prevented Mr. Romney from changing his position on abortion for twenty-four hours.

    “It was important for Mitt to come up with a new position on abortion today,” said his campaign manager, Matt Rhoades. “It sends a message to the American people that in the aftermath of Sandy, things are getting back to normal.”

    Mr. Romney made no reference to his comments about eliminating FEMA, which have been declared a disaster area.

  5. RalphB says:

  6. NW Luna says:

    Meteorologist-approved editorial on storm forecasting. Great job, but we need to catch up to the Europeans.