SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER -- 1/28/1986 -- REMEMBERING THOSE WHO PUSHED THE FRONTIERS OF EXPLORATION FORWARD
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONS MUST BE OUTLAWED TO PREVENT POLITICAL CORRUPTION

A DOSE OF REALITY: OBAMA AND HIS FELLOW TRAVELERS ARE SMALL, SMALL PEOPLE

As I wrote today’s tribute to the Space Shuttle Challenger crew, I couldn’t help but think of those who loved the United States, mankind, and pushed forward so that we may know our planet and the stars beyond. People willing to sacrifice everything for a noble achievement that benefits all. Backed by thousands of employees with pride in their nation and their assistance in moving mankind forward into space.

And, I couldn’t help but think of President Barack Obama, Joseph Biden, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner and all of the other politicians who claim credit for great things by virtue of funding them with the taxpayer’s money. Whose names are placed on schools, public buildings and other infrastructure in remembrance of their political activities in the same manner that former Vice President claimed credit for inventing (or at least funding) the Internet. As if Jon Postal, Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and many, many others didn’t exist.

I couldn’t help but think of the day when astronaut Charlie Bolden, the Director of NASA, explained to Al-Jazeera that one of his "foremost" tasks was to reach out to the Muslim world.

"When I became the NASA administrator, (President Obama) charged me with three things," Bolden said in the interview which aired last week. "One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, 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, math and engineering."

I was unaware that the United States space program included feel-good self-esteem conditioning for foreign people who contributed virtually nothing to the world in modern times other than chaos and terrorism.

I am embarrassed that we are paying Russia $43.4 MILLION for each astronaut ferried to the International Space Station. (up to $63 MILLION in 2016) while NASA slowly cripples America’s space capabilities and flushes talented people into unwanted retirement.

And if NASA wants to claim credit for anything other than funding JPL's exploration of MARS, remember it is the politicians who are talking.

Take a moment and remember those aboard the Challenger on its last flight.

Remember those who are fighting in foreign lands to keep the United States safe and secure.

And, ask yourself, if any politician is worth supporting today.

-- steve   


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS

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