Monday, February 06, 2006

Big Brother I dub thee George Bush

George Bush scares the hell out of me, and in our ultimate wisdom the Canadian populace voted to elect his clone as Canadian Prime Minister (all for the price of 30 silvers, ooops I mean $1200.00 a year in day care).

How can we have come so far in the last several decades towards open communication and scientific research only to be stifled by the current political agenda of our southern neighbor.

Here are some quotes taken from an article in the NY Times (registration required).

I will quote some of the good ones.

In October, for example, George Deutsch, a presidential appointee in NASA headquarters, told a Web designer working for the agency to add the word "theory" after every mention of the Big Bang,”

"That was the time when NASA was reorganizing and all of a sudden earth science disappeared," Mr. Patzert said. "Earth kind of got relegated to just being one of the 9 or 10 planets. It was ludicrous."

In another incident, on Dec. 2, 2004, the propulsion lab and NASA headquarters issued a news release describing research on links between wind patterns and the recent warming of the Indian Ocean.

It included a statement in quotation marks from Tong Lee, a scientist at the laboratory, saying some of the analytical tools used in the study could "advance space exploration" and "may someday prove useful in studying climate systems on other planets." “

“In October 2005, Mr. Deutsch sent an e-mail message to Flint Wild, a NASA contractor working on a set of Web presentations about Einstein for middle-school students. The message said the word "theory" needed to be added after every mention of the Big Bang.
The Big Bang is "not proven fact; it is opinion," Mr. Deutsch wrote, adding, "It is not NASA's place, nor should it be to make a declaration such as this about the existence of the universe that discounts intelligent design by a creator."


Yeah, let’s all see if we can bring back the dark ages…. Come join me tonight in Ottawa. I was thinking about drinking some mulled JD while clustered around a nice bonfire of books.

3 Comments:

At 10:16 AM, Anonymous grandmaman said...

Have one for me cause I too shudder.

 
At 10:17 AM, Anonymous grandmaman said...

Have one for me cause I too shudder.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger y-vonne said...

Yeah but the 1200 will pay for that flatscreen monitor you just ordered.

 

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