Around 3:30 this afternoon the space shuttle will launch over the objections of NASA safety officers. Folks, it does not take complex metaphorical thinking to see that the Space Shuttle is Bush's America in a nutshell.
If you want the most compact summary of everything wrong with America today, it is fueled up and awaiting launch in Florida right now. Maybe it will accomplish its mission, and maybe not, but it's not about results any more, it's about going with your gut. It's about feeling good about the thrills. It's about telling the experts to shut up and spending large for a big adventure. And most importantly, it's about keeping taxpayer money flowing to the corporations that run the country. Let's go down the list of American folly and see how it all comes together in the Space Turkey (Shuttle).Read the whole Kos Diary here.