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Turn Right When You Reach Mars

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 2:28 PM

When I was a teenager, I remember going to see the movie: 2001 A Space Odyssey on the huge screen at the Arvada Plaza theatre in metro Denver. At that time, America was very close to fulfilling the dream of landing on the Moon.

Back in 1968 when this movie came out, I totally bought into the idea that by 2001, we would have a base on the Moon. I really thought, that in my lifetime, I would be in the generation that got to see men landing on the Moon, and by the time I'd retire, men would be landing on Mars.

Our Space program kinda fizzled out didn't it?

China is gearing their space program up. Back in January of 2009, NASA reported that China was planning on landing folks on the Moon by 2015, and as of right now, our country does not even have a way to get our own astronauts into space.

This is where I get so frustrated with leftists and Liberalism. I think about how much money Liberals have sucked from the producers in this country since we landed on the Moon back in 1969. Trillions have been wasted in outright transfer of wealth, social engineering, building up a bureaucratic dictatorship, and instituting a chronic dependent class of Americans.

I cannot help but wonder where we would be in our Space program had not Liberalism infected about every area of our government and society. What if we had used the just some of the Trillions that Liberalism has wasted? What if we had used some of that money on manned Space programs and true Science?

We could have financed several Moon trips and built a Hotel on the Moon for what Obama's failed economic policies and union payoffs have cost us.

It would have been nice to see Science used to solve problems of humans and long space flights and putting a colony on the Moon. Instead, in the past 20-40 years, too much of Science has been bribed by government to produce evidence of the global warming hoax. Sad but true.

Listen Liberals, you talk about peace and harmony, and "we are the World" and all that. Well, back in 1969, when the Eagle landed on the Moon, for a short time there, the World was "one". Sure, there were some of your leftists forefathers around in 1969, complaining about how much a trip to the Moon was costing. Haven't we learned that the inventions we gained from this adventure to the Moon was well worth the costs?

Think of the marvelous inventions and innovations we would get right now if our best and brightest were challenged with safely sending humans to Mars, and beyond.

Why? "Because it's there" would work as a solid reason, but there is a greater principle. The idea that men and women can risk their lives to conquer the unthinkable.

Back when Charles Lindbergh was planning to fly solo across the Atlantic, some were asking the same question. Why? Why risk your life? Some had tried to do what Lindbergh was planning, and some had died. Human beings, willing to put their life on the line to overcome the incredible. We are sorely missing that in our society today.

So now China is poised to take all that computer technology that Bill Clinton provided to them for campaign cash, and glean the new inventions of the next forty years, while we try and figure out how to get an OccupyObama commie protester to get a job and take a bath.

I know that we are stuck in a heck of a mess thanks to the left, but even in the midst of economic chaos, we should remember to look up, and out - to the stars. God has placed us in a unique spot in His Creation. If we but dare, we can study the very fingerprints of the Creator.

Please don't let Obama and the left kill NASA, or as they are doing now, simply turning NASA into yet another failed bureaucracy, producing evidence of man made global warming when none exists.

C'mon man! Let us reach for the stars and gain knowledge we never new existed.

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I say let china spend to put people on the moon. We have spent enough. Sure you can build on the moon, but if no one wants to live there why bother? Perhaps we should make things better here before we make it better on another planet

-- Posted by president obama on Thu, Dec 15, 2011, at 5:23 PM

Sam, as usual your argument has no footing because you are mired in caustic and disingenuous half-truths--spurred on no doubt by your irrational hatred of the government, which ironically enough provides you with a job, a house, a Christmas tree (a government which I am certain you would love more than anything if a rich white republican man were in charge of).

Ahem...how do like role reversals? Here we go:

NASA, being a government funded agency full of liberally trained university scientists (according your weird-logic), should turn over the building of spacecraft to private industries. BANG. How about that for a reversal? Private trips to space are already going on (albeit for the cost of a house in Malibu). Where is your sense of entrepreneurship? Your competitive spirit?

NASA isn't going anywhere, pal...

U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed a funding boost for NASA that provides more support for Earth sciences missions and aviation, while keeping the agency?s three space shuttles on target for a 2010 retirement.

NASA would receive $18.7 billion for the 2010 fiscal year under the budget proposal released by the White House on Thursday. That would be an increase from the $17.2 billion NASA received in 2008 and represents an overall boost of more than $2.4 billion for the space agency when coupled with the additional $1 billion it received in the recent economic stimulus bill."


The mission to Mars is just being tabled. Which is good news for you. Since they recently confirmed the existence of water in the past, they are likely to find evidence of microbial life as well, which will put the foundations of Christianity under some serious scrutiny.

-- Posted by Benevolus on Thu, Dec 15, 2011, at 7:21 PM

Here is more...


For this space-happy group, here's some good news: even in hard economic times, President Obama would actually increase NASA's budget -- to more than $100 billion -- over the next five years.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/...

-- Posted by Benevolus on Thu, Dec 15, 2011, at 7:23 PM

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-- Posted by Benevolus on Thu, Dec 15, 2011, at 7:25 PM

after checking out sams sources and links, and benevolus sources and links im just not sure what to make of it all. oh wait, sam didnt provide any. my bad

-- Posted by president obama on Thu, Dec 15, 2011, at 10:43 PM


So... Do you want to see more support for NASA or less? Or are you just opposing Sam's viewpoint to oppose Sam? I am just curious.

-- Posted by Sir Didymus on Thu, Dec 15, 2011, at 10:48 PM

Just pointing out lies, Didy.

What I want is for NASA to have a coherent mission, which I appreciate Obama for giving them. Mars is a bit expensive now, fine, focus on the space station until we bring stability to al things fiscal here on Earth.

I work with scientists, they are an extremely curious breed (love them for that) who will study ANYTHING if you give them the money.

People on Earth, then Martians...in the meantime, we have a lot to gain from private space exploration/adventure.

-- Posted by Benevolus on Fri, Dec 16, 2011, at 1:51 AM

If I recall correctly, isn't NASA having to ask other countries to piggy back a ride to space now?

-- Posted by bberry on Fri, Dec 16, 2011, at 7:32 AM

What about all that money to subsidize big oil? What about all the money to bail out the banks and wall street? What about all the money wasted on the war machine (repub baby)? What about all the money lost allowing companies to move overseas with their manufacturing without paying for it coming back?

The fault lies on both sides for wasted money that could have been used for scientific breakthroughs and space exploration. I think Nasa has done a great job in the last 50 years with their limited resources. You take half the money we have spent on the war machine in the last 40 years and mars would probably be old news.

Why Sam do you consider that the only waste that takes place is under what you would consider liberal programs?

-- Posted by carlsonl on Fri, Dec 16, 2011, at 11:25 AM

Here's something interesting ... a story that made it's way through the threads of the blogs on here and was even touted by Sam himself turns out to be a complete lie.

I'm sure you all remember the story that Sam and I few others told about the Obama Administration completely outlawing incandescent light bulbs (even though they didn't really care that the original law was actually passed under Bush and not Obama).

Well it turns out the entire story was a lie. The ONLY incandescent bulbs that are being phased out are 100 watt bulbs. The rest are still perfectly legal.

Remember friends, do your own research, don't let liars fill your head with half truths or outright lies.


-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Fri, Dec 16, 2011, at 9:25 PM


Didn't you complain about the veracity of Yahoo.com in one of your earlier blogs? BTW thank you for the update on an issue that most people figured out quite a while ago. Nice to see you are current. What is it with people and old news around here?

-- Posted by Sir Didymus on Fri, Dec 16, 2011, at 9:42 PM

Michael - please get your delusions straight. I said that the lightbulb BS was passed under Bush. I never claimed otherwise. I have also said that Bush was no Conservative, and was Moderate at best. Pull your head out proud liberal.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 5:29 AM

No bush was just a babbling idiot.

-- Posted by carlsonl on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 8:19 AM

Mission accomplished.

-- Posted by bberry on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 8:47 AM

Bush was a moderate. HAHAHAHA....

-- Posted by Benevolus on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 12:04 PM

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