Thursday, November 08, 2007

It (Possibly) Comes From Outer Space

U.S. lawmakers are raising hell with NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) tracking program for their planned cost-cutting, thereby leaving us vulnerable to an asteroid attack.

My favorite quote was from Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who said that the expense of such a program was small "compared to the cost of absorbing these kinds of damages...after all, it could be the whole planet that's destroyed!"

The cynic in me twisted his ugly mouth into a wry smile at that one. And thought, "how typically Republican reasoning." Isn't it JUST like them to worry about the threat from the OUTside--foreigners, terrorists, asteroids, Martians, gay people, French people and Chinese imports--and do all they can to distract us from the threats we face from the INside--loss of freedom, tyranny, over-taxation, divisive politics and ignorance.

I can't wait for the RNC-sponsored remake of "War Of The Worlds." Somehow George Bush's voice will carry less cache than Orson Welles'. But then, we can't have the earth, can we?

At least not for long.


Blogger Stephen Rader said...

This would be the ULTIMATE in foreign attacks!!! If Dubya can't pronounce "nuclear," how the Hell will he pronounce Ferengi?

P.S. They're going to close the observatory where they filmed GOLDENEYE?!?!? Bond! Tell me it ain't true!!!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Ed said...

This just in: Bush declares war on the astroid belt, White house spokesman said that WMD's are believed to be moving among the astroids. Tribbles are suspected to be training Klingons and a civil war is about to break out between the Vulcans and the Ferengi. Since they attacked our World Trade Center and The Pentagon it is our duty to seek revenge. So Bush as commnader-in-chief has sent a heavy artillary force to the moon. Oppositon leaders have pointed out that the Moon is nowhere near the Astroid belt, Bush declared that any country led by a madman with his hand on the new-que-lure button must be stopped. Can I get an Amen?

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Boy, I hope they don't re-create War of The Worlds. It'll scare Dick Cheney and he'll get even crazier than he did after 9/11.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous erik said...

Of course with everybody focused on invaders from outer space, nobody will be expecting an attack from the center of the earth!

10:58 PM  

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