Shoot yourself — or not (Poll)
Posted by Jeff Id on July 6, 2010
The true colors of the progressive movement have come out yet again. I’m an Aero engineer as most here know. As a young boy I loved the idea of space travel. As a middle age man, not much has changed. Why travel to space when we have problems here, you ask? The reasons are endless but there isn’t space to make all of the points today. First, it is absolutely and unequivocally our end goal as a race to travel to the stars. Travel over interstellar scale distance is fundamental to our survival, the cosmos is cold and flatly doesn’t care if a quasar in the soon to collide Andromeda galaxy gets upset by our own galaxy’s influence and projects massive life sterilizing X-ray beams at an entire 1000 X 1000 light year section of our galactic disk for half a million years. —Yes that does happen. Imagine spinning on a disk, telescopes trained to the sky as we pass through hell.
Stars end, planetary bodies race between them undetected in the pinball game which is our galaxy to randomly collide with whatever. This is absolutely real.
Imagine being hit by an earth size planetary core hurled from a star system which exploded eight billion years ago. Fortunately statistics, gravity, space and time have conspired to form the illusion of a relatively safe environment…while some of the most extreme events imaginable happen every day.
It’s real, and we must travel, and we will. Maybe too late.
Today, we learned of a slight and unnecessary 20 year delay in those plans. Of course, had I chosen to work toward government space flight, my life ambition would be basically ruined today. Because today, our leader has determined that the primary goal of NASA, the world leading, human race leading, spacefaring hope of humanity, has the primary goal of reaching out to the Muslim nations. Of course, after the media noticed, the administration lackey’s have been assigned backtracking duty from the top dog’s extensive comments, but we have heard the truth. It’s like ‘hide the decline’, the reality has escaped Pandora’s box and sophistry cannot shove it back in.
Never mind that Muslims don’t have any new technology because they are ruled by immeasurably oppressive governments. We need them! We cannot continue without.
Bolden created a firestorm after telling Al Jazeera last month that President Obama told him before he took the job that he wanted him to do three things: inspire children to learn math and science, expand international relationships and “perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering.”
Now Bolden is a great man, if you look up his history, he has done more with his life than most we will ever meet. Still, he’s the messenger of this drivel, he repeated the nonsense, and he’s lost a ton of respect from me.
In my opinion, his only option should be resignation. This is not SPACE policy, this is appease the Muslim extremist…… IT IS politics. And it’s the extremists they’re trying to appease. Nobody’s worried about appeasement of the reasonable Muslims, they don’t fly planes into buildings, chop childrens hands off, or wish to wipe Israel off the map. Bolden (wrong name for him) feels we should appease the evil, then it will heal. Didn’t Churchill (who’s bust used to reside in the oval office – pre Obama) make some speech about signing for peace with Hitler, just before…..
Why do we want to appease Muslims with the space program when we should be using our few dwindling dollars toward traveling to ….UM…. space. Do we want Iran or Turkey or Egypt or Packistan or Saudi Arabia or Kuwait or or or .. to have access to the most sophisticated technology in the world? Is this really a good idea.
Perhaps we should send our minuteman missile plans to Iran or Syria, that’s a good idea right? The plans are probably 40 years old after all, and Muslims are good governments too.
People, we are in big trouble with this guy. We are in trouble and you had better admit your error. I didn’t like bush (little b) either but that’s no reason to shoot ourselves in the head – I wish it were a foot.
People must, on moral ground and without exception be assumed equal, governments must, for the same moral grounds…..NOT. I’m sure you get the idea.