I can’t believe this crap! Okay, yes I can, but it still makes me sick. Not only is this moron in the Oval Office (who shall remain nameless) trying to make us pay for everything from his ridiculous Cap-and Trade nonsense to healthcare for people in other states but now he is destroying what I consider to be one of the few worthwhile government institutions, one of the only ones (other than the military) which I might willingly pay for with my own money, NASA.
He is nixing the entire Constellation program; the only real hope we have of manned space-flight in the future since we have now decided to retire the existing space shuttle. No more lunar-landers, no more moon bases for blasting terrorists from space and essentially no more NASA as we currently know it. Space technology is not something you step away from for a few years to save some quick cash and then come back to when your student loans have been paid off. If we do this now, we will never lead the way in this field again.
I did take a moment to think about this and say, “Well, with all the recent giant leaps forward in space flight from private companies, wouldn’t it actually make sense to turn our nation’s future extra-terrestrial ambitions over to the private sector,” and that might not be a bad idea but we are not there yet and I think we all know quite well that this means our future in space is going to be in the hands of the Russians and possibly the Chinese. There’s a bright prospect! The lives of our astronauts will now be entirely in the hands of a bunch of vodka-swigging commies who cannot even build an airplane that doesn’t burst into flames as the wings fall off upon leaving the runway.
That’s not the kicker though. I was already incensed enough when I got to our socialist savior’s next plan for my beloved space agency. “…the White House will direct NASA to concentrate on Earth-science projects — principally, researching and monitoring climate change.” AHHHH! No! No! NO!!! He is turning NASA into some inane bullshit think-tank so that the government can just create their own ‘data’ to support global warming without needing the UN to do it for them. I give it two years before Al Gore is running things in Houston and we decide that we cannot even permit ourselves to hitch a ride to the ISS with the Ruskies because their shuttles are powered by highly-combustible fuel rather than rainbows and puppy-dog smiles. Their going to start making the Tang from ground up algae powder and turn the freeze-dried meals into some gluten-free crap grown by a 3rd-world slave-driver who never passes one iota of his massive boosts in sale price along to the poor saps working the fields.
I thought we were all doomed down here on Earth already. I thought our decades of free-wheeling, gas-guzzling, fancy-free living had already done so much irreparable damage to our planet that the Himalayan glaciers would be gone in 20 years and we would all be sinking into our respective watery graves like so many polar bears searching for their long-lost ice-floats. If things are so bad down here, shouldn’t we be focusing our efforts ‘out there’? Putting solar blockers in place, creating an artificial ozone, finding a new planet to colonize? We all saw Moonraker, we can do this people!
I can’t take it anymore! Somebody needs to derail this ‘good-intentions’ train that the world is on and get back to reality. Wake up, you morons, the concept of ‘best intentions’ has no more place in the world of government than non-data-driven hypotheses has in the scientific community.