What a breathtaking, audacious display of mathematical ignorance by Barack “Nero” Obama! who spun an unintelligible fantasy today at the Kennedy Space Center today.

President Obama told a supportive crowd at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday that NASA should aim to send astronauts to explore asteroids beyond the moon by 2025 and visit Mars in the following decade.

Responding to critics who said his proposed changes to NASA would “kill” the human space program, the president said, “I am 100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future.”

A 100% huh? So, how will he manifest his commitment? More money? More jobs?:

Barack promised (and we know how reliable he is on fulfilling his promises, just ask Reverend Wright or Gay soldiers) to add $1.2 billion to NASA’s annual $17.3 billion dollar budget. Except the current shuttle program is going to be shutdown and more than 7000 workers will lose their jobs. But fear not, Barack is going to add 2500 jobs.

Now, how is your math? If you subtract 7000 and then add in 2500 do you have more or less than what you started with? In the fantasy world of Barack Obama you have more. Bubblehead boy apparently does not understand that 2500 is not greater than 7000.

But Barack says it real good. His voice is soothing. And the media laps it up like a ravenous dog:

Obama actually plans to increase NASAโ€™s budget but terminate the $108 billion project Constellation. Instead he wants to outsource several of NASAโ€™s currently manned exploration programs to private companies and focus on creating a new heavy-lift rocket that designated for manned flights to different space targets, ultimately including Mars.

Any specific deadlines? NO! Any specific plan? NO! Without a specific plan and deadline how in the hell can you put together a credible budget that will provide the resources to get you to where you say you want to go? Nah, that is too logical. Let’s just hang out with the juvenile boy President and indulge his childish vision and wishful thinking. Meanwhile, here is the bottomline–a net of 4500 highly trained scientists and engineers are going to lose their jobs and there is no plan for getting them back to work. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand this simple truth.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.
  • oowawa

    “Obama’s NASA Speech Completely Staged”

    It’s going to be so easy for us to go to Mars.  All we have to do is follow the script for the 1977 movie “Capricorn One” and stage the whole trip on a big secret soundstage (Hangar 51 would be a good spot).  Do you remember that movie?  I seem to recall O.J. Simpson was one of its stars . . .

  • OxyCon
  • MG

    I think it should be required reading for all voter’s (especially the young ones):

    “The Emperor has no clothes.”  

  • FLDemFem

    He can always do another “historical first”, be the first man to take a long-term probe into space. He could stay out there for years, sending his long-winded reports back to the very engineers he fired in the first place. They could send the speeches, complete with uhs, ahhhs and ummms, straight into the archives and study the telemetry that came in with them. He could spend the rest of his life being historic and “the first”, and we wouldn’t have to listen to him any more. Ahhhhhh….now that sounds like a plan!!!

  • Breeze

    Updated April 16, 2010
    NO cops search for assailants who attacked Jindal’s campaign aid


    Police are seeking help to track down the assailants who attacked a campaign aide to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and her boyfriend after they left a GOP fundraiser in New Orleans, leaving her with a broken leg and him with a fractured jaw, broken nose and a black eye.

    <!– begin story detail –>

    Police are asking for help in tracking down the assailants who attacked a campaign aide to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and her boyfriend after they left a GOP fundraiser in New Orleans, leaving her with a broken leg and the boyfriend with a fractured jaw, broken nose and a black eye.

    The attack occurred last Friday after Jindal’s chief campaign fundraiser, Allee Bautsch, 25, left a fundraiser for the Louisiana Republican Party at a local restaurant.

    Assailants knocked down Bautsch and stomped her repeatedly, breaking her leg in five places.

    Bautsch’s mother told Fox News on Friday that her daughter was not robbed, but her boyfriend was “after she was screaming on the ground.”
    The suspects stole Bautsch’s purse and ran off, Bautsch’s mother said.
    Despite protesters being seen outside of the fundraiser, Jindal’s office dismissed reports that the attack was politically motivated.

    “We are not aware of any evidence the individuals involved in the altercation were protesters,” the statement read.

    Bautsch’s mother told Fox News on Friday that her daughter and her boyfriend were met with derogatory comments before they were attacked as they walked into a dark area in the French Quarter. Bautsch’s mother declined to specify the comments.

    “I don’t want to impede the police investigation so I don’t want to get into the political ramifications,” she said. “But things were said to my daughter and her boyfriend. Everything was about money.”

    When asked whether reports that political insults were hurled at the couple were accurate, Bautsch’s mother said, “This is not a Republican or Democrat problem. This is a problem that a young girl and her boyfriend were attacked. And the story hasn’t really come out and I want to make sure these guys are found.”

    Bautsch’s mother said her daughter described the suspects as “average looking kids.”

    “They were not kids that you would necessarily think would harm you,” she said. “But I’m not going to say they looked like Republicans or Democrats.”
    Bautsch’s mother said her daughter has a rod that goes down the entire center of her leg with screws in her ankles.

    “For a mother, it’s a lot,” she said. “The recovery is enormous. She has five different scars that’s she’ll have from this. This isn’t just something that, you know, she was pushed down on the ground or she fell. That’s not the case. They were stomping her.”

  • Breeze

    Thanks, Portia.

    And then they screech about the Tea Party’ violence….

  • Obamastolemyparty,myboyfriend,mycountryandmyhealthcare

    Wonder where that money is coming from?  Every former Dem or even current Dem I know, refuses to send them a penny.  I always send their requests back with a note.  It wastes their postage!

  • Obamastolemyparty,myboyfriend,mycountryandmyhealthcare

    We might have to call PETA!

  • PortiaElizabeth

    Reported by Megyn Kelly: her leg was broken in five places.

  • Chris

    Obama is on his  cloud high aboe us all. He is sooo much better and more intelligent than all of us regular folk. He stated at a fundraiser yesterday that the tea party people:

    “amused me”  ” They should be thanking me.”

    Yes, we have officially been sent down the rabbit hole and have been given the funny mushrooms.

     Either that or we have a major problem to take care of at the voting booth asap. Yikes and Yikes again.

  • Hokma

    “b” –

    What all the complaining is about is the fact that Obama’s so-called B.S. policy regarding NASA is a continuation of the surrender monkey foreign policy he began on Day One.

    JFK recognized that we could not allow control of outer space to fall into enemy hands.

    By ceding that control to Russia and China, Obama is once again surrendering and making our national security more vulnerable.

    Get it now?

  • nikepick99
  • Breeze



    by Jim Hoft
    <!– Article Start –>
    Jack A. Neal posted this photo and comment on Bobby Jindal’s Facebook page tonight: Hi folks. I was in New Orleans this past Friday night. I was dining within a half block of where the incident involving Allee Butsch happened. I joined this group so that I might share the info, as well as a photo I took.

    More to come…
    Via The Hayride.

    <img style=”display: inline;” src=”http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/allee.jpg” title=”allee”/>

    Allee Butsch suffered a broken leg from the beatdown outside to the SRLC dinner at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans. She had her leg operated on over the weekend and it will take her months to recover. Her boyfriend Joe Brown suffered a broken nose, a broken jaw, and a concussion. They were attacked after leaving the Southern Republican Leadership Conference dinner at Brennan’s Restaurant.

    Police are looking for a Caucasian male who appeared to be dirty, in his 20’s, 6′1″ tall, thin build with a thin face. He had a beard and auburn color hair in a pony tail. He was wearing a light color T shirt and dark color pants. Up to 5 men beat the couple after they left the GOP event on Friday night.

  • Essex Street

    Wow, sowsear, that picture is so funny.  What is it?

  • Essex Street

    Wow, another one from sowsear!

  • Essex Street

    I thought it was the weekend before.

  • creeper

    Thanks, ~~JustMe~~.  That felt good.

  • carol haka

    Now, Now.  Watch what you say because Obama has this guy working on his side.



  • sowsear

    No bama
    No naughty nancy
    No dirty harry


  • kenoshamarge

    Proof, if we needed any, of the intelligence of our feather friends. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • sowsear

    Down with lollapalooza government!

  • jwrjr

    Congress has been outsourced for a long time.

  • kenoshamarge

    Not to worry Creeper, they cover his face very quickly in a most appropriate manner. I just don’t use the New York Times because I don’t want them subjected to “toxic waste”.

  • sowsear

    When I was a child, long ago and far away, the IBM country club dining room had “electric eyes” on the kitchen doors. It was amazing at that time. (1940’s)

  • jwrjr

    Reply to TWK – he would skip off because the Earth would reject him.

  • creeper

    I can’t shake the conviction that Barry is jealous of NASA.  Their accomplishments are real and rightfully historic.  Sending a shuttle to the ISS and back is a success in itself.  It doesn’t require spin.  But it takes attention away from Barry and if there is one thing he can’t stand it’s not being the center of attention. 

    He can’t control NASA, because he doesn’t know the first thing about what they do, so he’ll gut it instead.

    We have several friends in the aerospace industry.  My heart goes out to them.

  • sowsear

    And predictably the health insurance companies are changing their accounting rules before health care sets in

  • sowsear

    The DNC is going to spend $50 million on the elections this year… Gotta buy some votes, again.

  • creeper

    Marge, I think that’s cruel…forcing those two birds to look at Barack Obama’s face all day.  You should be ashamed.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sassy

    b, your complaining about our complaining is enough to start me complaining!
    BO went to Florida last year to waltz with Crist, and now he does the two-step with NASA employees.
    Uh, those scientists can’t wait around for fictional launches!

  • carol haka

    And, wasn’t the aircraft that killed all of the Polish Government Russian made?


  • carol haka

    I would think you are giving the bird’s diarrhea.


    And, I am happy you both are giving Obama the “bird”.


  • PortiaElizabeth

    And what do you do, Louis, to contribute to the common good?
    How much will be saved when your job is eliminated?

  • PortiaElizabeth

    On MSNBC, if they can score less than 50, they get their own show.

  • carol haka

    We will have to ask Michelle and the “white” girlfriend about that!

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • PortiaElizabeth

    My African grey really likes to take aim at the Boston Globe’s business section.

  • carol haka

    I plan on winning every week.


  • PortiaElizabeth

    I stand corrected. This person is not an editor.
    Otherwise he/she would have caught mistakess like “cannot not” and critizing”.
    On the plus side, b can count to 5, reads this site often and affirms that BO is following in Bush’s footsteps.

  • kenoshamarge

    I’m hoping that is snark because if it isn’t, well dumb or stupid just don’t seem like strong enough words. Please be being sarcastic louis because God knows there are enough fools bouncing around the net.

  • PortiaElizabeth

    I think b is a desperate editor for The New York Times.

  • kenoshamarge

    Yes Queenie Vote! If you can’t vote “for” then vote “against”. But vote. When good people, informed people, caring people sit an election out we all lose no matter who wins.

    I always vote and believe me it disgusts me that I so often have to vote “against” rather than “for”. But I make sure I do vote. I call it my ticket to bitch. And I use it often!

  • kenoshamarge

    Me too. I make sure that the “One’s” smarny face is centered well enough for a direct hit. Seems so appropriate somehow.

    My two blue and gold Macaws have now defecated on the “One” nearly as often as he’s done the same to the rest of us.

  • kenoshamarge

    Spot on Psst, “historical” as well as “hysterical”! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • b


    I think you miss the point. Larry some how is critizing Obama because he cannot not add numbers. First of all Obama never promised that he would save all space jobs. So how can you critizing him for saying that he would or somehow cannot add? Second, in fact he is acknowledging the loss of jobs by putting aside money to help with the lost jobs. Third, Obama has announced some new space programs that reaffirms his commitment to space and should help with some of the jobs losses. Fourth, the space shuttle program, by the way, was decided to be scrapped years ago, under Bush, so it is admirable that Obama is stepping up and saying he is committed to NASA and gave some specific dates for new programs. That is more than the Bush adminstration ever did. Fifth, I am not sure what all the complaining is about by you people on here and Larry? What exactly are you complaining about? Sounds like you are just complaining for the sake of complaining, which is usual for this website.

  • ~~JustMe~~

    Wow!!!! Let’s refocus……. Breathe……. Breathe…..

    Till tomorrow!

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  • AnnieCarmel

    I think that’s the plan.