Killing JFK’s Vision of NASA and American Technological and Military Superiority

    Ever hear someone speak, then scratch your head wondering “is this guy serious”?  President Obama seems to fit this category quite nicely lately (ok, maybe not just lately, but you get what I’m saying).  If it’s not chastising the Supreme Court in front of Congress; it’s his recent plans to cut NASA’s budget.  NASA has been defending itself and its budget for quite a long | Read More »

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    Rep. Posey on the Attack

    I think Charlie Crist is under the Obama bus as well. “Just weeks before the 2008 election, then-Senator Obama came though Central Florida promising the nation and the residents of Brevard County that if elected President, he would close the space gap and keep America first in space. If this news report is even half right, this plan, if you can call it a plan, | Read More »

    Neoliberal Climate Intervention Could Cause Health Problems, Inflammation

    In July, Energy Secretary Stephen Chu promoted the idea of whitewashing roofs and roads to reflect heat and slow global warming. America should attack global warming by … painting rooftops and road surfaces white. Seriously. No kidding. Among those promoting the idea is Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a big-thinking physicist who has a bully pulpit and influence over billions in research and stimulus funds. At | Read More »

    The Moon we abandoned, actually.

    Somber opinions on the space program from Charles Krauthammer: WASHINGTON — Michael Crichton once wrote that if you had told a physicist in 1899 that within a hundred years humankind would, among other wonders (nukes, commercial airlines), “travel to the moon, and then lose interest … the physicist would almost certainly pronounce you mad.” In 2000, I quoted these lines expressing Crichton’s incredulity at America’s | Read More »

    This Isn’t The Future We Were Promised

    Way back when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, way back before personal computers, way back before cyberspace became the new frontier, there was Science Fiction and I was addicted to it. I read everything that I could get my hands on. I cut my baby teeth on Jules Verne and H.G. Wells but came to love all of Isaac Asimov’s works, read Heinlein until dizzy, lingered | Read More »

    Combat global warming. Fire up your charcoal grill this weekend!

    News flash: Global warming might really be caused by human activity after all. Seems we have too much clean air lately. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/09/arctic_aerosols_goddard_institute/ New research from NASA suggests that the Arctic warming trend seen in recent decades has indeed resulted from human activities: but not, as is widely assumed at present, those leading to carbon dioxide emissions. Rather, Arctic warming has been caused in large part | Read More »

    Bush Administration Wastes Billions On Deep Space Probe

    **In these tough economic times it is discouraging to find the Bush Administration wasting money on space exploration. I’m speaking of the deep space probe that was sent out to explore our galaxy last year. So now all the data is in. Photos of all the other planets and stars. Air samples, soil samples, and pictures of rocks. Billions of data samples streaming back to | Read More »

    Obama’s 245th Flip Flop…

    Along with throwing Jeremiah Wright under the bus, flip flopping on Jim Johnson within one week, the status of Jerusalem flipping within ONE day, his positions on gun control and abortion and the surge in Iraq, timetables for retreat, campaign finance money, debating Mccain “anytime anywhere” and about one hundred other issues we can add YET ANOTHER flip flop.. Anyone else see a trend here? | Read More »

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    Happy First Moon Landing Day

    Remembering Tranquility Base. It’s been 39 years since we heard those famous words announcing that humans had finally reached another world: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. When mission commander Neil Armstrong finally took the “small step,” I was watching in the Fillmore West in San Francisco. In a corner of the huge | Read More »


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