“The Right Stuff”

For all of the unemployed in this country, of which there are a lot, you will be happy to know that today, the federal government has announced job openings…at NASA… for astronauts.

Of course, our President has killed our space program.  Apparently, to President Obama, it is far better to spend your money on “social issues”, which will guarantee his re-election, than on “the final frontier”.  

Somehow, I doubt that President Kennedy would agree with that premise, but, maybe that is just me.

In any event, the last American launched into space was done yesterday by a Soyuz rocket, which as I recall, is Russian.

Should you be interested in the job, some travel is required…or, given this administration, maybe not.

 

13 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Similarly, all those union guys can work for China building a pipeline to the Canadian coast, or one of their oil platforms in Cuban waters…

  2. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    Well, I hope they’ve got some diversity quotient because I’d like to see that job going to someone with an ethnocentric world view,? misplaced social, cultural and sexual beliefs, a chip on their shoulder, maybe an effete pseudo-intellectual with terrorist ties who’d like to replace the stars and stripes with the rainbow flag…

  3. winnie
    winnie says:

    Ahhh…Obama unveils yet another jobs plan.? I shall sleep better tonight than I did last night. <*contented sigh*>

  4. Benjamin Less
    Benjamin Less says:

    You have to give the U.S.A. credit for some spectacular failures.? It takes an amazing nation to admit that “heading for the gutter” means a NEW beginning for all.? I wouldn’t want anyone else but Obama as captain of this Titanic.? Between apologising to all nations in 2008 during his Apologetic Tour, the over reaching to countries with factions and policies counter-peaceful, the accusations that America has been lazy, lax and lackluster for several decades to bring business here …never mind passing a bill on health care no one has a clue on over costs or impacts …I am crossing my fingers Obama gets re-elected in 2012 and 2016.? This will be a historical reminder of what happens when a nation stops thinking for themselves, or forgetting who they were, or what they had been proud of in just recent years and generations past.? You’re witnessing the fall of the US empire.? We’ll be all shop keep owners selling trinkets and Fuji Film on main streets across the country.? The boutique – what’s left after the end.
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    Sad on the space program.? It’s truly sad.

  5. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    Isn’t this another example that even if a program is ended, more government employees (dependent voters) will be hired for said program?

  6. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    They’re looking for astronauts who have the “Right Stuff” to improve the self “exteem” of Muslim countries.

  7. JBS
    JBS says:

    How many billions will be spent on a nonexistent space program training astronauts for flights on other country’s rockets. What a scenario for disaster!
    Who will benefit from this half-stepping jobs initiative? The unions. And, the DNC through kickback contributions after the contracts are awarded to friends of BO.

  8. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    I have a friend who spent his naval career on the Sam Rayburn a nuclear sub that never left the dock. I think Carter had it cut in 1/2.

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