Posts Tagged ‘space shuttle’

MOON

I am so tired of explaining this but it’s back in the news after Israel failed in landing an UNMANNED spacecraft on the moon this week.  I get ridiculed all the time I bring this up but I will NEVER trust our government.  We are told what we NEED to hear and are conditioned NOT to question what they tell us.  When is the last time that government got involved and it was good?  Part of my mantra is “trust is earned; not handed out.”  What has our government done to insure your trust?  Let me save you the effort…..NOTHING!  It’s a cesspool of corruption and self entitlements.  Look at everything the government has it’s hands on:  IRS, Social Security, Medicare, etc.  Fail…Fail….Fail.

Let’s look at facts:  Space Shuttle 135 missions to ORBIT the earth.  Shuttles Challenger and Columbia were destroyed during their mission and we lost fourteen astronauts.  The Apollo missions resulted in (sic) six moon landings between 1969-1972.  Now we wanna go back?  The moon race in the 60’s was a race between America and Russia.  We were in a cold war and needed a jolt of nationalism.  Why not go to the moon?  Have you ever been to a space museum and seen the capsule our astronauts returned to orbit in?  I’d feel safer in an AMC Pacer crashing into a pole.  Let’s look at this story in more detail.  This shitty capsule traveled 238,900 miles from the moon and then just drops in the ocean within miles of the awaiting Navy ship?  Is this a ten year old explaining who ate the last piece of cake to his mother?  It doesn’t sink.  It doesn’t burn up.  Astronauts are not impaled upon a remote control stick from an Atari that acted as their compass into the aforementioned ocean?  What the hell is going on here?  This makes absolutely no sense but I, the one that is calling bullshit, am looked upon as a nutball.  I just wanna understand why we need to go back if we have been there before.  Perhaps we never were there?  That makes a lot more sense than what our government has been telling us since 1969.  If you need me…..I’ll be in my bunker.  Thanks for reading.

facebookI am a chronic facebooker.  I think it’s a great social media tool to stay in touch with friends, make new ones, and learn from others if you are open to a different opinion than yours.

Opinions can’t be wrong….they are just the way someone feels but the person that posts their opinion believes it to be true.  For instance:  I believe we never landed on the moon and the Shuttle missions were mainly used to deploy military spy and defense satellites.  A lot of people then would join the thread and call me crazy, paranoid, anti-American and probably an animal hater.  It’s just my opinion….no need to dink the hater-ade (although I AM right).

Some other random thoughts on facebook; people that use a picture of their pet or an avatar freak me out.  Checking into Wal-Mart is not a huge accomplishment.  If your kid is having a birthday then it’s obligatory to post a pic of your kid with cake on his face.  When someone switches their status to “in a relationship” I always wonder how long it will last until they change it to “single.”  There is no reason to poke anyone.  If I wanted to play “Candy Crush” I would already be playing…your invite doesn’t sway me.  I’ll look past the “toes in the sand” and the “I have a drink with a lot of fruit in it” because that is just to big of a battle to fight.

I could be wrong….but it’s just my opinion.

For a moment today we stopped talking about Casey Anthony.  For a moment today we stopped talking about the lousy jobs outlook.  For a moment today everyone put all their differences aside and we came together.  We all either looked to the skies or looked to our TV sets as the final space shuttle flight successfully lifted off.  Democrat stood next to Republican and black stood next to white.  Together we shared our pride in our country as we joined in a unison chant of “USA!  USA!  USA!”

That moment of truly having a “United States of America” lasted as long as the plume of shuttle smoke remained in the atmosphere.  Once again the finger-pointing is back in session and the “he said/she said” game of blame is in full swing.  Why don’t the suit and ties on Capital Hill understand what we, the common man, truly believes.  We don’t care about the blame….we care about the fix.

I live in West Palm Beach where the summer heat and humidity is almost unbearable.  If my air-conditioning went out I really don’t care what is wrong I just want someone to fix it.  This country has been without air-conditioning for quite some time.  Everyone is uncomfortable.  The guy that promised he could fix our air conditioning isn’t getting the job done.  In less than two years we are going to be asked who we want to take care of our “air-conditioning.”  I would hope this nation would be able to react like they did today.  Set the differences aside.  Come together for a common cause.  RESEARCH your candidates.  Forget about party affiliation, who is the best speaker, color or who your family votes for.  Vote for the BEST repairman…….because it’s really starting to get hot in here.