Preface: The current, sorry state of stateside, ideolological and meteorological conditions finds me feeling nostalgiic for America’s, bygone Glory Days; perhaps, best exemplified by NASA’s can-do spirit, which energized their sixties era space program. Granted, such launches did burn up tax dollars that could’ve been better allocated to feed the hungry, end poverty and cure diseases, etc.
However… the tab NASA had ran up does pale in comparison to the untold tax dollars, which the military-industrial complex pisses away, annually; to wage their countless, needless, endless, genocidal wars; to mindlessly maim and murder; to spill oceans of red blood and red ink. And let’s not forget the gross, gargantuan Trumpian tax breaks for billionaires, either; all tantamount to welfare for the obscenely wealthy.
All the sudden… the peaceful exploration of outer space doesn’t sound so wasteful. That now duly noted, let’s check out the following, dedicated to NASA’s Yankee Ingenuity, vers libre…
As a young’un, my eyes had become
glued to my family’s B&W Zenith TV;
watching NASA’s Project Mercury and
Gemini orbital missions blasting off!
Cape Canaveral’s (later Cape Kennedy’s)
launch pads figuratively, and quite literally,
were aka the hottest of American hot spots;
flaming rockets sparking our imaginations!
NASA’s Project Apollo followed; sending,
moon-ward bound, astronaut teams of 3;
their very first manned Saturn rocket
blasting off back in December of ’68!
6 trailblazers later, 2 of them flew and
landed the spidery looking LEM; that
feat allowing both of them to set their
feet on the surface of that alien world!
Alas… the general public’s interest in
moon missions waned; the bad news:
so did US congressmen’s; so much so,
they opted to 86 NASA appropriations!
The good news; soon afterwards, they
A-OK’d funding for the Space Shuttle!.
Hmm, since the lawmen were only half
mean, does that mean they 43’d NASA?
Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!
HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:
Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!