Monday, August 6, 2012

One Last Glimpse Of American Greatness?

Last night I got to watch a historic event as NASA once again triumphed in landing a new rover on Mars. As we all know, we were once the leaders in Space. I for one am afraid that this is the last hurrah as to the greatness that was once NASA and our space program. I felt the goose bumps as I watched an amazing achievement last night and then began to wonder if this was it? Is this in fact one of the last glimpses we will have at once was America’s Greatness?

 After all, we have all but ceded the space race to other countries now, an action blessed by a completely “Lost In Space” (please, no disrespect intended against the original TV show which while schmaltzy was a hell of a lot of fun. And June Lockhart was on hand last night to witness this to boot!) sad sack excuse of a President.

As one watched the raw emotion in that room as the events unfolded, the pride of a job well done was well deserved by all. To me, it is such a shame that under this President, the efforts of these great people in the end are rewarded with a kick in the teeth. And then to add insult to injury, we have to suffer and listen to the President as, in my view, he issued another patented line of bullshit (one note, I’m not taking a shot at the first sentence below! We did make history!) and in effect  tried to link himself and his failed agenda to this great achievement! How dare he!

“In a statement issued Monday shortly after the rover Curiosity landed, Obama said "Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history." 
He says the feat, which gives the space agency a much-needed boost, proves that even the longest odds are no match for American ingenuity and determination. 

The president says the mission, which cost taxpayers $2.5 billion, shows that American preeminence "depends on continuing to invest wisely in the innovation, technology, and basic research that has always made our economy the envy of the world." 

Yes, it was historic and so forth. But what in the hell does he mean by the last quote above? Invest wisely? This no count has gutted the space program and hell, we have to now hitch rides with the Russians for God's sake! Invest wisely? This clown now wants to hitch himself to the efforts of true Americans who he has literally stabbed in the back? I almost wanted to puke when I saw this! He killed the Shuttle! He cut funding to almost nil for space exploration! The A.P. even asks “Why Mars Again?” something one would be sure the lost cause known as the President is in full agreement with!

You see, this President does not believe in American superiority of any kind! His idea of our country and its future is “get use to the new norm” as in his view we must regress backwards until we are the same as the rest of the world. In his eyes, American strength, success or leadership in any field is something we need to be sorry for! Heaven forbid we let one believe we are the best! That is against the “all world” view of this idiot!

I don’t say the above lightly. We witnessed greatness last night. Other than the President horning in and hoping to ride the coattails of the men and women who accomplished this great achievement, it was a fabulous event, one well worth remembering. The fact is however that I really felt having the person that is shoving a knife in their backs while patting them on the shoulder was in fact something that made me want to puke and took away from the real success and excitement of what we witnessed last night.

As I ask above. Is this one of the last glimpses of America’s greatness? Looking at the destructive path this President, the Dems in general and the RINO scum are taking, one must assume the Golden Age of America is over. And that I say with deep sadness to say the least! Under this President for sure, it is apparent the will to lead the Free World is nothing but a memory. And NASA and its underfunding is just the tip of the iceberg.

None the less, my heartfelt congratulations to the men and women of NASA, the contractors who built this wonderful machine and all who had the foresight and will to shoot for the stars! We all owe you our thanks and support!

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