Special to INS - Liam Breton, who several months ago failed in his attempt to foment a second American Revolution, announced today that he has nearly completed constructing a cosmic ark.
Named the Celestial Bunghole, the ark is designed to transport the few remaining liberals to "HD 189733b," an extrasolar planet more than 60 light years from Earth that was found to have organic molecules in its atmosphere.
An earlier prototype soared almost 30 feet before Florida neighbor Villin Smutty shot it down with an anti-tank gun, a deed featured in the NRA publication, American Rifleman.
To avoid Smutty's weaponry, Breton has moved the launch pad to the dense forest on Florida's Panhandle. Rumors that it is really a missile aimed at Governor Rick Scott's home are unfounded, said Breton.
"You can't get close enough. He's got a small army of bald look-alikes in brown shirts guarding it. Besides, there's a sign on the front gate that says, 'No One Over 55 Allowed.'"
Now that the Space Shuttle program has ended, public attention has shifted to the Celestial Bunghole. The parking lots around Tallahassee are filling up with motor homes and walkers from as far away as Alaska to witness the launch. The passenger list includes activist Ralph Nader, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Horace Tromper, noted castrato and a runner-up on the TV show, "America's Got Talent."
Breton is concerned about reports of Tea Party agitators in the area: "They're angry because the Bunghole has ticketed only 27 liberals. I've told them repeatedly that they're all that's around. The men are lined up trying to get visas to Scandinavia, which a Gallup poll says boasts the happiest countries in the world. And their wives are on Amazon.com buying rain gear and Rosetta Stone language software."