Remember When We Dreamed Of Space?


My childhood was a special time in history. We didn’t just talk about space travel, we tried to make it real. And we did. When I was nine we put men on the moon. It was the fulfillment of John Kennedy’s promise. Science Fiction stopped being fiction.

Many years ago we stopped reaching for the stars. Last week the last “man-on-the-moon” died of old age. Under Obama the priority for NASA was “Muslim outreach”. We are supposed to adopt pessimism about the future over optimism. Global warming takes precedence over cheap energy.

Donald Trump promised that we would “unlock the mysteries of space”. I will never travel to space, but maybe my grandkids will.


quote-the-earth-is-just-too-small-and-fragile-a-basket-for-the-human-race-to-keep-all-its-robert-a-heinlein-65-52-17

Advertisements

About Deplorable Myiq2xu™

Weed will get you thru times of no money better than money will get you thru times of no weed.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

137 Responses to Remember When We Dreamed Of Space?

    • swanspirit says:

      148 million from the Federal government? That’s peanuts. Why not have Clooney, Depp, Streep Lawrence, Hanks etc and all of the other multi multi millionaires step up and pay for it. ? They say they like paying taxes. Just step up and support it. Easy least.
      I have been thinking about celebrities for a few days. Especially since they have so publicly turned on Donald Trump, for supposedly being all the things that Hollywood is, and lives on.
      Sexist, misogynist,etc etc, and violence promoting, which Trump is not. I think there is what I am calling a celebrity sickness in this country. People live parts of their lives vicariously through TV and movies, follow celebrities as if they were family, and are celebrity wanna bes. We just lived through a celebrity wanna be administration. It’s a sickness, like a great national dysfunction, but I think we are coming out of it. I think this election proved that there is an underlying healthy population, that is still connected to reality, and not reality TV..
      But I absolutely love and support the arts. All of them, and especially music, dance, and art.
      So let’s have a celebrity tax! For every ten million you make as a celebrity, one goes directly to support the NEA. Let’s see how that goes over in Hollywood.

      • Lulu says:

        It is the globalist and progressive and corporate game. MAKE people pay for shit they don’t like, want, or need. Make it a tax! A fee! A fine! And they get the money to spend on propaganda, feel good virtue signalling, a catharsis for their own misery. And to pay each other. Trump is disrupting the gravy train. And the virtue signalling. If you love it so much pay for it your damned self. It is the same for importing poor people to make themselves feel good but never meet them or acknowledge the problems and expect everyone else to pay for them. They are not going to donate to the arts because they aren’t in the arts, they are in media which is a gross, corporate, huckster, vulgar mess. They pretend to be in the arts.

        • swanspirit says:

          I think you just said more directly, what I went all around Robin Hood’s barn to say. If you like it so much, pay for it yourself!
          I am always amazed at the amounts of celebrity salaries, and also amazed that you don’t hear about massive contributions from them to support the arts they say they love.

          • Lulu says:

            They have to have loads of bucks to pay for special rocks to put in their hooha which is the nastiest grossest thing I ever heard of. Why not some garbage or dog shit? What the hell is the matter with this bunch of loons? Is simple hygiene beyond them? I understand it is supposedly to exercise the kagels but those muscles must be shot to hell from abuse if they need heavy weights to rehab the old cooch. Please excuse my vulgarity. The “women’s” march has rubbed off on me.

        • threewickets says:

          CAA in Hollywood is pretty much CIA West. We need to start over.

      • Put a tax of $.50 on every movie ticket.

        • Lulu says:

          Movie ticket purchasers who are in to see Boo! A Madea Halloween are not going to want to pay for the symphony or abstract paintings made by some artist asshole’s dick. Rich, faux educated elites like that stuff not movie goers. Why make them pay for John Podesta’s pervert art. Let the rich pay for their own shit and amusements. It subsidizes garbage art which only a few loons like.

        • blowme0bama says:

          Let the theater chains ask every purchaser if they want to donate a $.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Swan that is a great idea.
        And they would not miss that money at all. 😀

  1. Lulu says:

    Funny you should mention this. My future son in law was hired last week by a NASA contracting company in the hopes of a gear-up of space stuff. He is an engineer (space aeronautics) , physicist, and talented software engineer (no degree). He finished his masters in space engineering last May. His office will be 2 minutes by foot from the main NASA facility building. He is very excited. And my daughter got promoted to admiralty insurance specialist when she told them she needed to move to Houston. I’m happy because they will be much closer to this doting mom.

    • swanspirit says:

      That is wonderful news! My granddaughter is in the Air Force, and she trained in Aerospace physiology, which deals with the effects of high altitudes on the body. She works with compression chambers, that help pilots and astronauts decompress.
      I think she is working with pilots, but perhaps some of them will be astronauts someday!

      • Lulu says:

        Cool. All of those astronaut facilities at NASA are fascinating. Future son in law dude does orbits, trajectories, mission control, rocket stuff, and things I don’t understand. A lot of math. LOL. My daughter will be writing insurance policies for ships and the port. Also a lot of math. They are so young. And brave. And responsible. Then I look at the protesters and could weep.

        • blowme0bama says:

          So is your daughter an actuary or a very specialized sales rep (or both?)?

        • swanspirit says:

          That is funny Lulu, one of your family members helps get them up into space, and one of mine helps bring them back down!
          Fuck those idiots in pink hats, and the protesters. They didn’t show for Hillary. They are several days too late, and several brain cells short.

          • Somebody says:

            On my father’s side of the family there were 7 engineers and/or other STEM graduates all involved in various aspects of the space race. Beyond that 3 aeronautical engineers involved in development of fighter jets. All cousins from rural Alabama, quite amazing.

            Most of them skipped grades in school and finished college at an early age too, including my own father who graduated with his BS at 18. I don’t know what happened to the next generation that includes me, LOL! I have one cousin that is pretty high up in NASA though. He’s the only one of the next generation that went into engineering or science.

  2. Dora says:

    Let them enjoy their ‘pussy march’. The president is too busy working to pay attention.

    ===

    US announces withdrawal from TPP

    http://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Trump-era-begins/US-announces-withdrawal-from-TPP

    • Lulu says:

      So they have all of The Apprentice episodes, his entire print-out from the NY Post for the past fifty years, some cameo movie clips, Oprah, Larry King, etc, pro-am golf appearances, etc. They couldn’t nail him because he has led one of the most public lives ever. Brock is as always trolling for money. I had hoped they learned a lesson with Mr Christopher Steele’s saga of make up shit and have the Russian’s after you from the libel. Times are tough and money is short.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      The photos for Thursday is at an earlier point in the day so apples to oranges. Not to mention for the first Barry event they hired tour buses and paid people to attend. Those living in D.C. Area That were given rides on school buses only got a free cheap lunch and were not happy.

    • Constance says:

      It is made clear to government employees that they can not engage in anything even remotely political at w. Fire the people who did this. They will still live well on their government retirement.

    • elliesmom says:

      I really think it’s unfair they didn’t get the word out Elliesdad doesn’t have to pay for razors. Maybe he wouldn’t have grown a beard.

  3. Lulu says:

    Looking at most of them I saw eating disorders, depression in manic anger/rage stage, self loathing and insecurity, personality disorders galore especially narcissism, etc. Anyone without these issues should have been terrified to be among such a emotional and unstable mob.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Having a perch at Union Station for a few hours, I saw them ALL. And you would be right. I couldn’t make sense of their agenda from reading their signs. Lots of posters of vaginas and uteruses with fried eggs where the ovaries should be and something, something, you can’t have my eggs What? Well, whatever makes you feel “powerful” I guess.

      Funny that with all the “I’m Still With Her” shirts and signs, Hillary was nowhere to be seen among their leadership and speakers? I can pretty much guarantee you that the future First Woman President was NOT among those women speaking and marching yesterday.

      • Lulu says:

        Hillary was excluded because she lost. They are furious with her. She, the first woman to head a national party ticket was excluded. That is crazy. They are going to double down and drag the party full on loony-ville radical left. 2018 will be a slaughter in Dems loosing everywhere but ultra blue cities and maybe not even there if the fed money is cut off as I think it will be.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I have never understood the fried eggs on toast depiction of reproductive organs. But then I don’t hate men so perhaps the message is only understood by what has become sisterhood of ugly pinky hats.

  4. Lulu says:

    I sincerely hope that the Womyn’s March was the last hysterical grief episode. It hurts to loose that bad. I hope the catharsis was worth it as they return to work Monday and are not laughed at, pitied too much, get over their parents disappointment in them or threats to cut off the allowance. I hope they look inward to make changes for the better in themselves instead of always casting blame and feeling powerless and insecure. Because we are NOT going to put up with this childish, vulgar crap any more. Get a grip. Grow up. Look at yourself. Why are you an angry dysfunctional mess? Work on your own damn problems. We might even help you. You are stuck in childhood. Escape it.

  5. elliesmom says:

    I was in 1st grade when the Russians launched Sputnik in October, 1957. Along with the awe at the achievement came the fear the Russians were going to weaponize space. Our teachers pushed us toward careers in math, science, and engineering to restore our national pride and to calm their fears. We landed on the moon in July, 1969, just a few weeks after that 1st grade class graduated from high school. I don ‘t know if I would have ended up in engineering school that fall without 12 years of being pushed in that direction. Suddenly being good at math and science was more important than being a girl.

    I applaud women for putting together yesterday’s march, getting that many people to join, and for the peaceful way they pulled it off. Most of the people I know who participated were there out of fear. That’s the part I don’t get. My teachers, both in the classroom and out, pushed for women to be able to take our place in the world because we couldn’t afford to stifle all of that brain power. Yesterday’s march was over the right to kill unborn babies. While they may have said it was about other things, too, it was the litmus test for women to be welcome, and only women had to “take the pledge”. The fight for legal abortion rights split women before. Some of us continued the fight for women to have the same access to a good education, the same opportunities in the work place, and to take our seat at the table in politics. Some women decided the right to be sluts, dance half-naked around poles, and kill our babies were more important. None of the 24 women who walked into that lecture hall with me to a “Good Morning, Gentleman” just a few months after the moon landing marched anywhere yesterday. What a waste of brain power that we weren’t welcome.

  6. NBD says:

    I think manned space flight is an absurd waste of resources. Unmanned expeditions are cheaper, go farther, last longer, and yield more information. Putting people into space was important from the propaganda standpoint back in the days of the Cold War, but there’s no longer anything to be gained by it.

    • elliesmom says:

      If you follow that train of thought, there’s really no reason for anyone to travel anywhere today. You can watch videos of just about anywhere on Earth, talk to anyone anywhere in the world w/o leaving your living room, and travel is expensive in comparison. But I believe there is something called the “pioneer gene”. I believe one of the reasons the United States has been so successful is so many people with this gene settled here. To tell people with this gene you can watch, but you can’t participate stifles them. They need to explore places firsthand or at least believe one day they could. There are still kids who would rather go outside and build a dam on the creek to see what happens than to play a video game. I worked closely with several Japanese engineers who took an assignment in the US because they felt stifled living on an island. They said they weren’t complacent enough to stay in Japan. They had the pioneer gene, too. I’m not ready for humans to become complacent.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I remember JFK’s promise to Reach for the Stars (putting a man on the moon by the end of the 60’s, which we did). It was very inspiring in that we can grow up to be anything we want to be in the greatest country on earth way. He let us dream ❤

        • 1539days says:

          That was also trying to one-up the Russians when they were the first to put a man in space.

          A lot of technology in the 80’s and 90’s had their origins in engineering for manned missions. Reaching beyond your grasp often allows you to see and solve problems you didn’t even know existed. The first airplanes were slower and more dangerous than cars, but the technology improved and the world would be a different place without them.

          I just heard about an asteroid with quintillions of dollars worth of minerals. If there’s a deficit of resources on earth, we can get them beyond the earth. Thinking small has never been a part of progress.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Mark Dice on Ashley Judd and Madonna 😀 (I always use my Dice filter to watch these things)

  8. Dora says:

    There is a new sheriff in town.

    ====

    BREAKING: Majority Of 230 Protestors Arrested On Inauguration Day Will Face Up To 10 Years In Prison

    http://magafeed.com/breaking-majority-of-230-protestors-arrested-on-inauguration-day-will-face-felony-rioting-charge-10-years-in-prison-and-25k-fine/

    • lateblum says:

      I just heard on the news (which I guess, should make me skeptical) that most of those 200+ people arrested will be released without bond and are expected to return to DC next month to face charges. I hope that report is incorrect. But it wouldn’t surprise me to learn this is precisely what happened. You know and I know, they won’t show in a month. Just like the illegal immigrants who are ordered to return to face possible deportation when they are caught.

      • Lulu says:

        I’m not so sure. Crimes committed on federal property will be treated differently now because Trump. DC is a federal district and I’m not sure of the chain of command for prosecutions but they would like their money from appropriations, etc but not doing their job and following law will interfere with their money. The criminals are fingerprinted so they can hunt them down for reappearance for charges (which will be greatly expanded to include conspiracy) and I expect to see lists of who was arrested and the exposes will begin on their backgrounds, wealth, who daddy works for, etc. They have the right to protest but not destroy property or impede other people rights which might be a civil rights charge against them too. Soros may have to spend a bundle on their legal fees.

  9. votermom says:

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Sweet smell of hypocrisy. I saw a lot of pro-Islam signs too (apparently there was a faction of marching women who support Sharia Law?) Can’t make this stuff up.

    • votermom says:

      under Sharia can women choose to have an abortion or is that up to the father?

      • DeniseVB says:

        I think abortion is banned under Sharia ? I don’t even think you’re allowed to have a clitoris? Or a pretty face they pretty much fix with acid? We know what they do to rape victims, stone ’em. Of course, I’m no Sharia expert, but it sure looks oppressive for the wimmins.

        • votermom says:

          I checked Wikipedia (who kniws if accurate)

          they say abortion is forbidden after 4 months
          and not allowed for cases of rape

          *points and laughs at marchers*

          • DeniseVB says:

            I saw a tweet this morning that said if the women’s march were against allowing Sharia to creep into our country, it would have all made sense.

        • lizzy says:

          Women cannot leave their homes without a male family member to escort them. They are pretty much property of their fathers, husbands or sons. If they are raped it is considered adultery and their fault. These are the folks who tolerate sex slavery and pedophilia.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Yes, of course this would be mainstream knowledge if we had an honest corporate media? No wonder msm is losing their sh*t over Trumpisms.

    • helenk3 says:

      http://canadafreepress.com/article/the-muslim-veil-not-pink-psy-cap-was-the-real-symbol-behind-yesterdays-big

      read about this lady. why is it that leftist groups all seem to have kind of tie to islamic terrorism now?

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I was talking with one of my neighbors. Her niece and friends stayed with her but she did not attend. Thinks they are crazy but promised her sister and mom so she they not have to worry about when the niece was housed along with everything else about the clueless child. Although neighbor pointed out child is 30 and well – should have some sense by now. My neighbors understanding was that a couple of the top organizers are pro sharia and were telling people that sharia would insure loans and other credit were interest free. She said the women were falling for this crap so she had to point out They forgot to mention that under sharia women are third class citizens and have no rights. They do not understand the concept of being permitted to lie to people because to infidels. She said the signs they were making made no sense and no one seemed to have a point other than they did not get their way are refuse to accept reality. Hence being prime targets for sharia crap.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Kitties walking across tablet do make for interesting edits once their little paws meet auto correct. Ensure. Refusing. They are infidels. Well at least it nested correctly. 😸

  11. DandyTIger says:

    I was very happy to hear Trump’s mention of space travel again. I very much hope the US can get back to leading in that again. It’s been frustrating and sad during the Obama years to see NASA reduced to leasing out its facilities for commercial efforts. I’m happy to see the commercial side advance, but NASA should be more.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    LOL !

    • DeniseVB says:

      Bless their hearts, I noticed that too. Also, many “seniors” with canes and walkers worried that Trump will grab their pussies. It was an amazing freak show to watch from the safety of a heavily policed train station.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      LOL True story!!! 😆

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Yep.

  14. blowme0bama says:

    Interesting theory about this pussy panic: Democrat oppressed cities had planned the day months ago to be a celebration of HRC as first female Pres. Lots of $ had already been laid out organizing the thing, so Dems tapped the usual radicals and leftists water carriers to wrap it up as a Trump protest.

  15. driguana says:

    So this morning while I was watching the incredible moon set and sunrise of this Sunday morning, I kept thinking about “rights”…what are they? Where do they come from? Who exactly determines what a “right” is, compared to, for example, a “wrong”.

    This was an interesting discussion at both the Republican and Democrat conventions of this past year. The Republicans said a “right” comes from God. The Democrats stated that a “right” comes from the government. Now this is very fascinating because one implies “spiritual” and the other implies “people” created. Some “rights” are sacred and some are profane. Which ones are which? Who would decide that?

    As a new tribe, middle earth, moderate Fierce Independent, all I can say is…yes, the rights issue is a complicated one and should be deeply discussed and understood in different ways and from different perspectives so that the understanding of what is a “right” satisfies many different people points of view. Right now many are saying only their way is the correct way and reviling those who don’t agree with them. This is a form of “facism” and is socially harmful.

    New tribe deals with “embrace” …taking in an idea or a person, deeply into your thinking and your persona, so that you can try and feel what they feel. Then, you will grasp, that “rights” do, indeed, in the eyes of some, have “wrongs”.

    I recently wrote this piece about this very subject. Hope it resonates…hope we all resonate. Time to be quiet now….and listen…I guess.
    The first phrase reads: “come put your harms around me”. Your “harms”….your hurts and injustices…can be wrapped around someone simply with your arms.

    embraceable you

    come
    put your harms around me
    so we can delve into them
    one by one
    looking for clues to unlock the gates
    of repressed passageways
    leading into the inner realms
    of our anxieties and misgivings

    then
    we can throw down our amulets and charms
    and once and for all
    dispel any notions of misinterpretation
    of the signs we have followed
    or the messages
    we firmly believe may have been given to us
    incorrectly
    or unknowingly

    so come embrace me
    and these moments of change
    and these times of fearfulness

    hold tightly
    on to the truths that have guided you
    to this point

    hold them close to your heart
    until your blood runs warm
    with their deep meaning and intimate fervor

    and then
    unclasp them and watch them fly
    into the face of delusion
    soaring beyond the culturally crafted
    webs of illusion

    into the grasp of nothingness

    into the arms of the true embrace

    that only knows

    freedom
    embraceable you

    come
    put your harms around me
    so we can delve into them
    one by one
    looking for clues to unlock the gates
    of repressed passageways
    leading into the inner realms
    of our anxieties and misgivings

    then
    we can throw down our amulets and charms
    and once and for all
    dispel any notions of misinterpretation
    of the signs we have followed
    or the messages
    we firmly believe may have been given to us
    incorrectly
    or unknowingly

    so come embrace me
    and these moments of change
    and these times of fearfulness

    hold tightly
    on to the truths that have guided you
    to this point

    hold them close to your heart
    until your blood runs warm
    with their deep meaning and intimate fervor

    and then
    unclasp them and watch them fly
    into the face of delusion
    soaring beyond the culturally crafted
    webs of illusion

    into the grasp of nothingness

    into the arms of the true embrace

    that only knows

    freedom

  16. dm says:

    I have no problem with people peacefully marching, protesting, even drawing attention to themselves dressed up in ridiculous looking costumes…seriously, is my vagina that ugly??? Anyway, what angers me is the obvious (as always) glossing over the facts. Obama was not well known for his high paying practices of women…Hillary is known to be incredibly abusive to all of the “help”, yet I have never read anything that indicates Trump has not paid his female employees based on their experience, position, and knowledge. Because Trump had a playboy image/reputation, does not mean he treats his employees as pieces of meat – unlike Hillary. If we want to go back in the time machine, let’s look at BO’s reputation as well as HRC’s…Bath House Barry…Bi-Hill, not to mention their “questionable” associations to convicted felons and mysterious murders…well, you know, I could go on and on. The worst I have ever read about Trump is that he is a cheap SOB, which in this case not that he oversees spending MY money, that’s OK. Then there is the whole hypocrisy surrounding the entertainment industry, the casting couches, the drug/underage girls/boys parties, pedophilia, etc…please, you mean to tell me Madonna or Ashley didn’t whore themselves out for a gig or a contract or a movie role??? STFU, go home and enjoy the spoils of what your pussy done got you.

  17. taw46 says:

    • Anthony says:

      Lets see if part one embeds:

      • blowme0bama says:

        Thanks! I was just coming over to ask if someone could do that. I don’t do FB and don’t know how to bring the video over here.

        • Anthony says:

          I never did it either. I followed your link & clicked on the Facebook logo on the far right side of the bottom of the video once it was playing. That opened the FB page, and then I copied the page url and kept my fingers crossed. It worked lol!

    • Anthony says:

      Cool! Here’s part 2, when her ass gets kicked off.

      This too, is a story of “Space”: how the “New Sheriff” attitude among airline workers is protecting everyone’s personal space, not only the ones who agree with the Progressives.

      • Lulu says:

        They pulled out the old dead relative excuse when they were caught and their butt was in a crack. LOL.

        • Anthony says:

          Lmao. My thoughts were “Her mil’s death was probably a defense mechanism to escape her dil’s mouth!” 😂

        • lateblum says:

          I’d guess that woman hated her mil and was thoroughly p*ssed she had to drop everything to use their vacation money to fly to the funeral rather than fly to the Bahamas. She took it out on the first person -not her husband – that she could.
          That is, IF the mil really did die. I’d bet the husband wished he had left her at home.
          (Pure projection, of course. Or watching too many bad tv shows.) 😉

    • AFVet says:

      Yeah I wondered if they would trash the place.
      Maybe they could get the ones that were arrested to clean it up.

  18. Dora says:

    It’s hard to argue with a million pussy-marchers – especially the really nasty ones like Madonna – but possessing a vagina is a matter of biology, not a political argument: KATIE HOPKINS joins the women in Washington

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4144242/KATIE-HOPKINS-Having-vagina-biology-not-argument.html#ixzz4WW3HpRnj

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Heh.

  20. votermom says:
  21. DeniseVB says:

    True story 😉

  22. lyn says:

    “You’re on camera!”

Comments are closed.