The Dozer: Life and Times

Monday, September 19, 2005

$tarwar$ and Money

While the United States are busy holding telethons, benefits and asking for donations at every turn (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, - these are just a few) its comes as a bit of a surprise that “President Bush's "vision for space exploration."” is coming to fruition courtesy a hefty donation from the government totaling $104 Billion. That’s billion. I understand it’s really important to get a person on the moon for the 13th time, but could they have, perhaps, dropped that budget by a $1Billion, and spared everyone from having to listen to lame celebrities try to wrangle money out of citizens from around the world? Is space exploration really that important anymore? I can’t imagine it being so.

Did you know the last astronaut to walk on the moon was Harrison Schmidt way back in 1972? 1972! I was under the impression that people basically lived up there.

How do all these countries feel about making donations of aid in light of the NASA budget announcement? I’m sure NASA is heavily involved in the Star Wars defense that not too many countries support. Just another example of the US government spending money where money maybe shouldn’t be spent.