Friday, July 27, 2007
The World is Going to End!
Astronauts: Drinking and flying and space shuttles....
Dorothy: oh my...
Astronauts: Drinking and Flying and Space Shuttles....
Dorothy: Oh My...
Astronauts: Drinking and Flying and Space Shuttles!
Dorothy: Oh My!
Astronauts: DRINKING AND FLYING AND SPACE SHUTTLES!
Dorothy: OH MY!
Astronauts: DWINKIN AN FLY INAN SPASH SHULLS!
Dorothy: OH MY!
Astronauts: DWINKN AN AN AN FLYYIN AN.... SPASHULS!!!
Dorothy: OH MY!!!
Astronaut: HEY LOOK ITS THE (hic) ITS TH MIR ! LETS SHOW TH COMMIES HOW TO PARALLEL PARK....
Give me a break, please. Dorothy here, in my recreation from the forest scene from the Wizard of Oz, represents the politically correct media who are whipped up into a frenzy over the possibility over 2 astronauts since 1969 that have possibly had some alcohol in their blood. The headline on the news today stated "NASA Let Astronauts Fly Drunk." Oh, the humanity! Frankly, if I had to sit on a million tons of explosives, I would probably want a drink or two myself. By the way, I don't drink.
Now Nasa is forming panels and committees to "discuss" the infractions and make "safety reviews" for their "internal policies." I have a better idea. How about using common freakin sense?
The astronauts face the same situation that *all* of us face in our careers; namely, its unprofessional to show up to work drunk. Any job, any where (unless you are a Hollywood Celeb or part of the Kennedy family, then you get a pass.) Fire them, ground them, do whatever. Don't act like its an unpardonable sin to offend someone with your actions. Jesus offended the Pharisees when they judged both he and John the Baptist. Luke 7:33 “For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ 34 “The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
I would be first to say it's a good thing to uphold the drunk driving laws in this country. Innocents get hurt, crippled or killed. What exactly are you going to run into in space? Not the that astronauts actually *drive* the vehicle- its fully automated- they just look at the instruments. It would be poetic justice, in my own opinion, if the space shuttle were to run into a UFO, causing the UFO to crash into the ground.
Let them explain THAT one away.