Sunday, January 18, 2004

Hey Rocky, watch me pull a desperate election-year tactic out of my ass

The Hubble Space Telescope, which in my opinion is the single greatest technology NASA has developed, will no longer be serviced because its maintenance is not part of pResident Bush's 'vision' of NASA's future. The Hubble Space Telescope revolutionized astronomy, providing the best view of our universe we have ever had... and it disappears, poof, just because one asshole with a Napoleon complex (and a misguided Reagan-esque belief that militarization is the only good use for space) needs to drum up some press that distracts us from the fact that he has fucked this country more during his reign than any other president ever.

It saddens me greatly that a project with such far-reaching vision (literally as well as figuratively) can be destroyed by such a small man for such small reasons. But on the other hand, it is a bit difficult to get too upset over the damage he is causing to the space program, when it pales so dramatically in contrast to the damage he is causing down here on earth.