Yesterday was the 25th Anniversary of the Challenger explosion. I didn’t write about it, even though I watched it happen live on television because I feel a lot like Moe Lane does and I don’t think you should be subjected to more than one righteous rant from me a week. On that terrible day in 1986, our manned spaceflight program suffered a mortal wound from which it never recovered until President Obama delivered the coup de grace this year when he finally put it out of its misery. As I told a group of people a couple weekend ago, in my lifetime astronauts have gone from heroic gunslingers of the heavens to cargo haulers to hobos who have to bum rides from the Russians or Europeans.
Perhaps the only good thing that came of the disaster was this speech by Ronald Reagan, who reminds us again today that we deserve a President with vision and heft.
And now, links!
- Thanks to our President ill-informed policies about drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico, over 30 oil rigs have left the area, not to return anytime soon. So, you know, enjoy that $3.00 gasoline, because the price won’t be headed lower very soon.
- If Michael Scherer of Time magazine isn’t the most dishonest journalist in America, he’s at least a finalist.
- I want a lot more of this: “GOP Introduces Secret Ballot Act”. The bill is a full-frontal assault on labor unions and their egregious “card-check” legislation they want to foist on us. I’m for any bill that takes power from corrupt union leaders who act as the informal funding arm of the progressive movement and gives it back to workers whose money ends up in the pockets of crooks.
- This is an old link, but I figure this story of how Britain’s population is getting very old, very quickly would be instructive given how the President all but ignored both Medicare and Social Security in his State of the Union address.
- To heck with those skyrockets in flight, get your delight first thing in the morning and feel good all day. What? It’s scientifically-proven!
- Andrew Klavan is a smart man, and funny too.
- We’ll have to hustle, but I think we can get Troglopundit to one million hits by his anniversary.