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Sunday, July 02, 2006

 

The Space Shuttle is America

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.

Comments:
Occasionally your analogies or your conclusions can really strike me as nothing less than bizarre and maybe even a bit desperate.

And then occasionally you throw one out there that is just plain pure 24K gold......one that sums up the big picture with utterly perfect alacrity, as creative as it is incisive ....one that makes me think without having to think about it.

I couldn't have thought of a better way to express how I felt, watching the pre-launch hype yesterday and the phony, flag-waving, money-burning motives behind it. It was such a spectacle, Saturday 7/1 of Independence Day weekend with Cheney rolling in just before launch time, that I suddenly had this dreadful feeling that the fix was in.....the juggernaut was going to do away with the shuttle program, launch a new mind fuck operation on America, and start a new war all in one fell swoop --- by shooting it down and blaming some new enemy (Iran/North Korea.....Canada....hehe).

Really, Jason, very nice post!! ......sometimes our best work is done in a flash....and we don't even know it until later.
 
Surprised that you have not included that a big whig engineer in the program was summarily FIRED because he gave kudos to his fellow engineers for their caution on the timing of the launch....he was PLACED in another job with NASA....more BUSHIE whistleblower dampening....more govt freaking cold warism.
We are turning fucking communist.
Office of misinformation and all!!!
I never thought I'd live to see the day when the US govt turned Orwell on its head, but welcome to the 21st century.
 
Great post Jason.

If I got to choose who went up in the shuttle, it would be Bush, Cheney, Laura and the twins, Jeb Bush, Bush Sr, Condi, Rummy, Rove, and Ashcroft. Then our problems would be over.
 
Yes, you hate America. Okay, Okay. Jeeze. And the link to Kos means you really are nuts.

If you believe that bastard, you'll fall for anything.
 
"Folks, it does not take complex metaphorical thinking to see that the Space Shuttle is Bush's America in a nutshell."

And the 70's Ford Pinto is your blog... smack it in the rear and it explodes!!

Jason, you are beyond contempt.
 
I'm sorry, just had to log in again after reading your lame post.

Jason, you don't have a mental handicap, do you? Otherwise I'd feel bad about harshing on you.

Just asking. Can you post a note from your doctor saying you aren't mentally "challeged"?
 
Uncle V,

To give you an idea of hoe inept your "harshing" is...until you spoke of it - I had no idea that you were "harshing" on me.
 
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"If I got to choose who went up in the shuttle, it would be Bush, Cheney, Laura and the twins, Jeb Bush, Bush Sr, Condi, Rummy, Rove, and Ashcroft. Then our problems would be over."

Why limit yourself?? We have the whole payload bay to fill :

Gonzalez, Wolfowitz, Perle, ADDINGTON (strap his ass to the booster rocket), Hayden, Mehlman, Bartlett, Fleischer, McClellan, Katherine Harris, Ken Blackwell, Every Bush 'Pioneer' (they can pioneer vehicleless human space flight), Ollie North, Poindexter, Chertoff, Ridge, The rest of the Bushes......

They can all be the first on site for Dubya's Mars mission.

Godsakes, can you imagine these criminals trying to run a whole planet??? It's like some horrific nightmare even to contemplate inflicting them on some poor unsuspecting globe.......oh wait.......shit!!!!

Maybe I should be the one volunteering to get off the planet......
 
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