This article appeared in our local news rag , the Houston Chronicle.
October 18 , 2006
" Bush signs space policy stressing security issues."
By Marc Kaufman
Washington-President Bush signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to anyone " hostile to U.S. interests."
What the Hell ??????
The U.S . bought space ?
How cool is that ?
We friggan own space !!!
Beam my ass up Scotty ! !!!!!!!!
Seriously people...think about this . It is bad enough that this country has a proven history of acting like the know it all bastion of " Our way or highway", especially with regard to foreign policy. Remember the Marshall Plan ? Yup.
I can easily imagine every other leader of every other country on the planet , sitting there just laughing until they have to pee at the idea that Dubya thinks we "own" space. The sheer audacity of it all is mind boggling .
Was Space on sale ?
Did we put it in layaway ?
Is there a payment plan ?
Is gift wrap an option ?
I just can't believe that we own space . Screw the Coldwater Creek catalog, I'm waiting for SpaceRUs .
And it begs the question. If this is in fact what Dubya is thinking, how exactly does he and the rest of the U.S. Guvmint plan on enforcing this ?
Hall-Space Passes ?
Permission Slips ?
Enrollment Logs ?
This has to set a record for the biggest, ginormus " Mom..he/she is touching my stuff !!!!!! "
I want to see the parent threaten to and then actually pull over to sort it all out.