Sadly though, Orion's launch was overshadowed by other troubling stories. As I shaved my head & neck, I heard reports about NASA's lack of funding, China's rise to the world's largest economy, Russia's return to Cold War behavior, North Korea's hacking Sony's servers, and worst of all, the USA's horrific national debt. And I say "worst" because of this week, America now owes over 18 trillion dollars, and nobody seems even the least bit concerned - aside from the usual threats of a government shutdown. "Eighteen TRILLION dollars?" I thought, trying to fathom such a huge amount of money. To put that debt into perspective, imagine earning 30 thousand dollars a year, but owing $350,000 in credit cards...and having to make the minimum payments, before paying your mortgage...and food, utilities, and gas. We pay over 400 billion dollars a year in interest - money totally wasted. And like Orion, the debt has rocketed high up towards the stratosphere, doubling under the Obama administration - but obviously not one of Al Sharpton's concerns. Our society would rather protest police doing their jobs (closing down bridges while people come home from their own). Chuckling...how about protesting a President who'd already have been impeached had he been a Republican? Any takers? Mr. Sharpton? YO...Al! Tapping the microphone and speaking in my best Peg Bundy voice: "AAAAAAAAAAAAL....?"
Does anyone else feel strongly about this?