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January 25, 2012

Oh, Bother. Space Again? What Are You, Ten Years Old?

We've gone around on this before; in fact it seems that we must do it at least once a year.

Yes, space travel and moon bases and mars missions are cool. No, there's not a single reason the taxpayers should be paying for it simply because you think it's cool. You know what Liberals think is cool? On-demand abortion. No, there's no reason taxpayers should be paying for that either.

The idea that we must have some culturally significant and symbolic government project to spur the next generation to new heights of blah blah blah is utter crap. The moon race and the space agency incidentally aided other industries. And it eventually gave us Tang and that weird freeze-dried astronaut icecream stuff. Which is very cool and all, but I suggest to you that neither represents a GREAT WORK in the history of mankind that we would be worse off for not having.

I suppose the Baby Boomers and their parents would have just been demoralized all to hell if the Soviets had beaten them to the moon. Well, good for them, they beat those commie bastards. Now you're telling me that we have to go back to the moon and eventually Mars because if we don't we'll have lost the race against . . . who? Who are we racing? And why are we racing? And what are we racing for?

We've been to the Moon. There's nothing there. There was nothing there then and there's still nothing there except the garbage we left behind the first times we were there.

We've scoped and prodded and had our little mouse droids running all over Mars. There's nothing there either. Nothing that would justify spending taxpayer money, anyway, chasing a dream so that Newt Gingrich can call himself "visionary."

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posted by Gabriel Malor at 08:15 PM

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