Friday, October 9, 2009

Who cares if there's water on the moon?

I don't care who I make mad with this post, but I need to clear something up.

Aren't we in the middle of the biggest economic recession since the Great Depression? Isn't the United States in some trillions of dollars of debt? Isn't the government cutting back funding on basic things like education and health care? If the answers to those questions are "yes," then WHY THE HELL did we spend $78 million dollars of taxpayer money to bomb the moon??

The plan is to find out if there is water on the moon that we can use when we run out and research the area to possibly establish a lunar base. Because apparently they can make cutbacks on education and government jobs but not on sending our obnoxious hunks of metal into outer space to go poke around on the moon. I think with all the more important budgeting that needs to be done, space exploration can wait.

Please. This is ridiculous. Oh, and our president has enough money to take his insanely expensive plane and security to NYC to take his wife on a date, to go to the Jay Leno show, to Switzerland to talk about the Olympics on taxpayer money and everyone still thinks he's a hero. Don't even get me started on the Nobel Peace Prize.

People ask me why I live in the past. I wasn't alive then, so I can imagine that it was better than the world is now. For all the whining the government's doing about the state of the economy, they seem to have a lot of money to spend on things that aren't important.



  1. The water on the moon thing is crap. I'm sure they've been working on this project forever, but you have to wonder how much the rest of the world cares about the moon. We've kinda beaten it to death. And exploded it, apparently.

    And the Obama thing is also crap. They're supposed to award that for /accomplishments/, not for planning to accomplish something.

  2. Yeah, I know. People say that now that he won it, maybe he'll feel more obligated to keep his promises.

    And the moon thing makes me sad. We have no money to come up with a way of getting all that frozen water from the moon to here, so we're just polluting space. You saw the locusts. ;_;

  3. That's like saying if my teachers all gave me 'A's for the semester, I would feel obligated to do my homework.

    The plague of locusts o_o *goes to listen to Prince of Egypt music again*

  4. The cost to send the mission was $100M. That's about what it cost to film Twilight Saga: New Moon. Just sayin' - so you can weigh the relative merits.