Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dumb and Dumber: The Future of NASA

So much news right now, I'm overwhelmed. Truly, overwhelmed (remember, only posts with # are official SBPDL).

However, news of space exploration being halted on the grounds of insufficient outreach to Muslim nations has been greeted with incredulity by most normal people:
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world. Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.

"When I became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator -- he charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering," Bolden said in the interview.

The NASA administrator was in the Middle East last month marking the one-year anniversary since Obama delivered an address to Muslim nations in Cairo. Bolden spoke in June at the American University in Cairo -- in his interview with Al Jazeera, he described space travel as an international collaboration of which Muslim nations must be a part.

"It is a matter of trying to reach out and get the best of all worlds, if you will, and there is much to be gained by drawing in the contributions that are possible from the Muslim (nations)," he said. He held up the International Space Station as a model, praising the contributions there from the Russians and the Chinese.

Space exploration
has long been an entry at Stuff Black People Don't Like, and the statement fro the head of NASA should prove sufficient in validation of my blog (of course, Google censoring the website should be more than enough as well).

Thankfully, African nations are leading the push into space. The website First African in Space details the exploits of an astronaut that penetrated earth's atmosphere for low-orbit in 2002. However, upon examination of the website incontrovertible proof is provided that the first African in space was of non-African descent.

Thankfully, the new South Africa is investing money into a space program that has the mission of actually exploring space, as opposed to Muslim outreach. Nigeria and other African nations are also replacing the United States role as the creative force behind carrying mankind's hopes and dreams into space.

And who can forget Uganda's president declaring the intentions of that nation to penetrate into endless abyss of space?:

Africans must travel to the moon to investigate what developed nations have been doing in outer space, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Saturday.

"The Americans have gone to the moon. And the Russians. The Chinese and Indians will go there soon. Africans are the only ones who are stuck here," Museveni said, addressing a meeting of the Uganda Law Society in Entebbe.

"We must also go there and say: 'What are you people doing up here?'."

Museveni urged the assembly of Uganda's top lawyers to support East African integration, arguing that one of the region's goals should be to develop a space programme.

"Uganda alone cannot go to the moon. We are too small. But East Africa united can. That is what East African integration is all about," he said. "Then we can say to the Americans: 'What are you doing here all alone?'."

Museveni has vocally campaigned for a common East African economic and political zone.

Negotiations to establish a tariff free trade zone including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda have been ongoing for months.

Museveni on Saturday also called for enhanced political integration among the East African nations, suggesting the region would be strengthened by becoming one country.

Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff are both movies that glorify Pre-Obama America and a people who once had the audacity to travel to the moon. That audacious and fearless attitude is best directed in helping propel the self-esteem of Muslim nations skyward and to help them dream big and uplift every Mohammedan heart.

The future of NASA is to be relegated to the punchline from the film Dumb and Dumber, when Lloyd Christmas finds out, rather belatedly, that we landed on the moon.

The achievements of NASA occurred at a time of profound whiteness - an embarrassing fact to Black Run America - and thus all energy and efforts of the interstellar government agency have been grounded to a most terrestrial goal.

The 1996 movie Independence Day, perhaps the most politically incorrect movie ever made, has an interesting montage scene at the end where the alien ships have been downed in a global aerial battle, the citizens of emerging victorious. In one scene, scurrying from the jungle are African males carrying spears and raising them triumphantly, celebrating the destroyed alien ship that utilized a gravitational device to hover in the air miles above the ground.

It would be foolish to believe any arm could contain the power to throw a spear the required distance to bring ruin to the spaceship, but somehow the absurdity of the scene managed to withstand editing and found its way into the finished version of the film.

This one scene epitomizes the vast differences that exist in humanity, as the valley in human biodiversity is a wide gulf that no amount of wishing will ever cause to go away.

NASA's grandest accomplishment, sending a man to the moon, is of little concern anymore and will be excised from future textbooks giving way to the true final frontier facing man: helping out the Muslim world.

Dumb and Dumber indeed.

Then again, NASA was always a pitiable waste of money. The billions, trillion (perhaps quadrillions) spent on space travel would have been better spent on earthly endeavors, perhaps uplifting the poor and wretched.

The desire since time immemorial to travel into space and traverse the unknown has been a driving force behind the creative minds of the top civilizations that have arisen on earth. Though they may have fallen, new civilizations arose with aspirations of exploring the heavens.

Finally, those dreams came to fruition when a people decided to sever the roots that had held mankind to the ground so harshly for centuries. On July 20, 1969, a date which commemorates the culmination of that peoples ingenuity, a man stepped onto the moon and came in peace for all mankind.

The apex of space travel was achieved nearly 41 years ago. Now, the ambitions of a distinct people have been tied down, chained to the people of earth who never resolved to lose those terrestrial ropes in the first place.

People will forget that we ever went to the moon, as Lloyd Christmas shows but a glimpse of the future in the aforementioned movie.


CWN said...

As far as Obama and the muslim world.

"The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim," said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.

No doubt.

Now as far as NASA. I am not a big fan of throwing money away towards NASA. We have way too many problems on earth to deal with. Space is dead, and there is nothing out there. The economy is terrible, and America is going the way of the Roman Empire, or Do Do bird.

Call be biased, since I don't believe in aliens, and I highly doubt that we could ever travel that far into space anyway. It just seems pointless to me.

Focus the money onto earth. Not cold dead space.

As far as the pagan muslims and their false religion. We should not be reaching out to them at all. Islam is dangerous and false. We should be shunning Islam as much as possible.

Bring our troops home from the never ending wars. Hold off on allowing even legal immigrants into the country for awhile. Especially muslims. Some don't want to support Israel, but I would. This is even where I part with Buchanan.

But NASA, NASA is not high on my to do list.

ZugZug said...

I'm all for africans going into space. However I don't think a ship made out of rhino dung and grass will get very far.

Desiree said...

Funny clip. Dumb and Dumber is a great comedy. Love that one.

There is nothing wrong with extending olive branches to the Muslim world. Sure, some of them do bad things but America is guilty left and right and all day long when we ignore our corporations polluting other nations' waters, raping lands for their own benefit, and abusing people right on our own soil.

We have went to the moon. Now it's time to help others get there. So, what's your beef? Do you want white hegemony on that front as well?

For all we know, Armstrong really could have been on a soundstage. *shrugs*

Leave Obama alone; who cares... He's not the best president but at least he's not trying to antagonize a sleeping giant.

Hirsch said...

I'm reminded of an old David Cross bit: "They want to put a man in space. Hey, let's try to put a man in an apartment."

As noble as the goal of space exploration is (and as vital as it will become as we further despoil this home) it shouldn't be at the top of anyone's priority list. There is probably life on other planets (we know of extrasolar planets with an atmosphere like our own), but let's worry about this one.

It is almost irreversible at this point that Europe will fall to Islam. The stated goal of the religion is to conqueror the world. Moderate clerics and worshipers do not mitigate the extremism of the text, which will continue to spread.

Around the time that Europe falls to Islam, the white and black population of America will find themselves thoroughly unseated by Mexican and Mestizo immigrants. I'm afraid that Joel Kotkin's "The Next Hundred Million," as well as it was received, proves to be a little sunny and optimistic.

We are screwed. Why spread our dysfunction to the stars. As our last collective act, let our species die with some dignity.

Stuff Black People Don't Like said...

I have tried reading this book you mention, but find it horrifying in its implications and the simplicity in which the author believes that assimilation will take place by people who come from nations that are in utter turmoil (largely due to their presence there and similar populations in vast numbers).


My friends have long told me I'm a very pessimistic person, and that a rosier outlook on life is needed.

If one could stick their head in the sand and try to be non-cognizant to the realities of the world - once they have already seen the world for what it is - I would gladly do this.

I've long hoped some form of amnesia overtakes me and I'm rendered unaware of what ails the world and the delusion that at some point things will get better.

A life devoted fully to folly, fun and trivialities sounds so inviting, but would such a life be truly worth living?

No, "The Next Hundred Million" will render America a plurality, a nation constantly squabbling with each other (see Second Civil War entry).

But I don't think we will ever come close to 2050 and the hopeful predictions of a rosy future at all.

In thinking about all of this, I'm reminded of the scene in Terminator 3 - the very end - where the two protagonists believe they can stop judgment day.


This whole NASA story is... is so shocking to me, that I want to stick my head in the sand for good.

Anonymous said...

"We must also go there and say: 'What are you people doing up here?'."

- Let's see, trying to get away from people like you....

In all seriousness, does anyone really believe that any African nation could develop a viable space program? Maybe some northern African nation... No strike that. I doubt they have what it takes either. Maybe South Africa could have under white rule up until they decided to give up their power to the black majority. The black majority cannot even take over simple farms without ruining them.

Oops looks like some native Africans did indeed make it into space before Europeans!

Monkeys in space

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sam the Rhesus Monkey flew to an altitude of 88 km in 1959. (NASA)
Before humans went into space, several animals were launched into orbit, including numerous monkeys, so that scientists could investigate the biological effects of space travel. The United States launched flights containing primate cargo primarily between 1948-1961 with one flight in 1969 and one in 1985. France launched two space flights using monkeys in 1967. The Soviet Union and Russia launched monkeys between 1983 and 1996. Most monkeys were anesthetized before lift-off. Overall thirty-two monkeys flew in the space program. Numerous back-up monkeys also went through the programs but never flew. Monkeys from several species were used, including rhesus monkeys, cynomolgus monkeys, squirrel monkeys, and pig-tailed macaques. Some chimpanzees were also used.

Stuff Black People Don't Like said...


It seems the former head of NASA isn't to keen on the ideas espoused by the current head of NASA.

Anonymous said...

Muslim astronaut's to-do list:
1. Build a mosque.
2. Declare Shariah law.
3. Proclaim dominion over Earth ("All your Ummah is belong to us")


Anonymous said...

What exactly is this blog about? Cause I see the comments and a lot of them are kinda racist. I just hope the guy who created it is black, because a white guy writing about what black people don't like is... yeah.

Anonymous said...

"He's not the best president but at least he's not trying to antagonize a sleeping giant."

Muslims have been committing acts of terror for decades, they don't need to be antagonized.


They are laughing at Obama, they think he's weak.

Phalluster said...

It's curious to see disregard toward the space program, though it's a common-enough sentiment. Research and development budgets are always the first to go.

SBPDL #599: The US extending 'olive branches' to other races.

Anonymous said...

If the king and queen of Spain decided to spend their entire fortune on putting food in the mouth of every lowly peasant, they would have bankrupted themselves, advanced civilization by exactly 0%, and only fed peasants for a month or 2. Compare this with the return on investment on funding a certain Portuguese explorer who accidentally discovered America and expanded their fortunes 1,000,000 fold.

Space exploration is the future.

Anonymous said...

I be happy to see all Africans in space!

Abe Stinkin' said...

I can't speak for space policy, but in general I am all for extending an olive branch to the innocent Muslim nations that we have been endlessly engaging in all these needless Holy Wars for They who may not be named. If America owes reparations to anyone, it is only to the parentless Palestinian children we have helped to displace, terrorize and slaughter by our puzzling support of a lawless terrorist state which basically runs our government from abroad and through its media creates most of our racial problems, while hypocritically supporting ethnic cleansing and racial purity within its own borders. The evil Muslim plotting our destruction is every bit as much a media myth as the cross burning white rayciss hate criminal.

But, I am not naive enough to believe that all this Obama is a Muslim stuff is anything but more of the smoke mirrors necessary, and coming at just the right time, to keep us in the dark about where we are headed and why. The power of this entity is so pervasive that to even mention its existence is to be a discredited nutjob and to be shut out from all discourse.

Obama answers to the same people that Bush and Clinton, as well as every other POTUS over the past fifty years has answered to. I believe he may have some differing personal beliefs, but he is powerless to effecutate them and he was likely picked because those beliefs provide a convenient distraction that the Joe six pack crowd can bitch about while they pray that Hef can somehow come up with enough cash for a Sarah Palin centerfold spread. This will also keep the stupid liberals quiet, as they will think they actually matter this time in a foreign policy issue, an upgrade from their perpetual role as looney domestic whitey bashers.

Though I agree with the "Mein Obama" analysis presented often here, I also believe that the only thing holding off the inevitable and needless war with Iran is the fact that Obama may be putting up some personal resistance, however futile and naive. For this I salute him and say that alone is worth his Nobel Prize. But, he won't be able to stand firm on this principle forever. Was warmongering, shit-nuts McSame really a better alternative to anyone? Did we even have much of a choice? We were screwed either way.

Meanwhile, the libtards will be happy, and the tea partiers will still have no clue. The same game plays out over and over. Rinse. Repeat.

CWN said...


Why exactly is it the white man's job to help others get to the moon, and what purpose would that serve? Nonsense.

"There is nothing wrong with extending olive branches to the Muslim world. Sure, some of them do bad things but America is guilty left and right and all day long when we ignore our corporations polluting other nations' waters, raping lands for their own benefit, and abusing people right on our own soil."

Are you comparing America to the muslim world? Seriously? Do you really want to sound that ignorant? Also, if America is so bad, then what country is better? And if that country is better, then why not take your silly black ass and move there? Very simple for you to do.

But what I find funny, is that you would be silenced in a muslim country. You would be silenced, beaten, maybe even stoned. Apparently to someone as twisted as you, you think that they do that to women here in this country.

Also, go to a muslim country and try speaking out against them, or try openly teaching the bible in public. No, women are covered up, and told to shut the fuck up. You are such a silly little colored girl to even try to compare the USA with islamic countries. LOL

"For all we know, Armstrong really could have been on a soundstage. *shrugs*"

Really? Prove it. The Apollo astronauts left behind special equipment on the Moon like reflectors that scientists can bounce lasers off of.

"He's not the best president but at least he's not trying to antagonize a sleeping giant."

He is just trying to antagonize his own country. Along with Israel.

Anonymous said...

Only in Black Run America is it a Space Agency's job to engage in welfare. What's next? Is the Department of Transportation going to make delivering meals to shut-ins its primariy mission. Reaching out to muslims is fine, if that's what B.O. wants to do, hey whatever floats his space capsule, but make nasa's primary mission something like, oh I dunno, SPACE maybe! If you want to do that other crap there are multitudinous touchy-feely government programs that are more than up to the task. NASA was one of the few cutting edge advantages America had left, and now that's even gone.

Anonymous said...

Actually, just tell them there are virgins on the moon. I hear they'll do anything for a shot at one of those.

Anonymous said...

Affirmative Action … is nothing less than blatant racism, enforced over the sights of the government’s gun.

Anonymous said...

The only reaction blacks have to scientific progress is to whine about white people being responsible for it. Can you name a black country that designed and manufactured a ship, automobile, or aircraft in the 20th Century?

Desiree said...


Wow, I love the way you sit there and type about the way women are treated in Muslim countries yet you are probably one of the biggest sexists on this blog. Do you see the irony?

First of all, the covering of women, even if it looks strange, is a woman's choice. Don't act like women are forced to wear those things.

You attack Islam yet you fail to realize the 'Islam' Fox News attacks is completely perverted. Kind of like your Christianity, CWN. I'd love to have the links to the reputable Christian sites and/or blogs you frequent.

I'm just trying to gauge your level of psychopathy, here. Please, for your own sake and ours', never mention Jesus or God again.

'Silly little colored girl'? What is with that? It makes you sound like a gross, dirty old man.

I don't believe the Moon walk was a conspiracy but the best conspiracies float effortlessly in ambiguity...

CWN said...


I see no irony whatsoever. I do not beat women, I do not force them to do things, I do not stone them to death. Trust me, you much rather deal with my "sexism" than theirs.

As far as a woman's choice to cover themselves. Come on, don't be so coy. You know damn well that they don't REALLY have much of a choice. Women are property in the Islamic world. They do as they are told. It is either brain washed, or beaten into them, or both. There is no real choice.

The fundamental Islam used by terrorists is in no way perverted. Infact they are the truest of muslims. The make believe "moderate" muslims are the ones who ignore their Koran, telling them to kill infidels. Just as the fundamental christians are the truest of christians. "Moderate" christians ignore half of the bible.

Fun links for you to review and make ad hominem attacks on.


"Please, for your own sake and ours', never mention Jesus or God again." Well ofcourse a marxist would never want for me to mention God or Jesus.

"But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." Matthew 16:23

"'Silly little colored girl'? What is with that? It makes you sound like a gross, dirty old man."

Hardly. Nothing about those words is gross or dirty. Nothing sexual about them. And colored is simply a word still used to this day to describe blacks, by the NAACP. And yes, you are silly.

Silent Running said...

Heh, I guess you're not familiar with The Old Negro Space Program.

It sure is fuckin' cold up here.

Anonymous said...

"I've long hoped some form of amnesia overtakes me and I'm rendered unaware of what ails the world and the delusion that at some point things will get better.

A life devoted fully to folly, fun and trivialities sounds so inviting, but would such a life be truly worth living?"

maybe, at the very least, you could also take the advice of not being such a pretentious fuck

Anonymous said...

maybe, at the very least, you could also take the advice of not being such a pretentious fuck "

Doctor: [laughs] Right, kick ass. Well, don't want to sound like a dick or nothin', but, ah... it says on your chart that you're fucked up. Ah, you talk like a fag, and your shit's all retarded. What I'd do, is just like... like... you know, like, you know what I mean, like...