Pre-SOTU Obama Outrage: Denies Rightbloggers Escape to the Moon!
You'd think conservatives would be pleased that there's at least one big-ticket item Obama won't finance. (Ann Althouse is.) But many of them are sick of sharing this planet with littlebrains and looters, and consider Obama's NASA cut part of his dastardly plan to deny them escape.
"Obama hates science, hates human achievement and panders to junk science," says Peoria Pundit. "We will never get to the stars until we learn how to live off of this rock."
"NASA will become a bigger cog in the wheel purposed in fooling the American public and Western nations into believing the global warming hoax," says Brutally Honest. Imagine -- trying to fix this dump instead of going to the moon, where we might find oil and gold!
21st Century Schizoid Man is enraged that "all that money saved will be wasted on government programs that make the problems here on Earth, that 'need to be solved,' all that much more worse." But he sees an opportunity in the crisis: America could allow untaxed entrepreneurs to take up NASA's slack. "Let the pioneer spirit return, financed by crazy old men with stars in their eyes. It worked for Heinlein."
"In yet another blow to progress and achievement and the advancement of man, Obama aims to ax moon mission. *sigh*," says Atlas Shrugs. "The age of the Philistine. It's hurts the heart, this rapid deterioration of conditions where free men produce, invent, prosper because of government taxation and regulation," which is an odd way to mourn a big government program, but whatever.
Everything is Backwards thinks it's even bigger than that. "Obama has stripped young Americans of a very big dream," he says. "He's done a disservice to every science teacher in the country. He's robbed the Treasury of untold mountains of tax revenue." Wait -- the moon was going to be a high-tax jurisdiction, like Oregon? Better to leave it to the Russians, then!
We, too, wish Obama would rethink this plan, and allow these folks to take the first spaceship out.