THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 175

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THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 175

… Roy Crippen risks losing the mounting momentum his campaign has mustered, all for the sake of his passion for space…

 

“I love you Roy Crippen.” He is just that kind of guy.

She knows there is more to this man than folksy anecdotes, or those handsome chiseled features that have made him the fantasy idol for millions of women over the age of puberty, yes puberty. Roy can cheerfully count the 18 and over female voter in his column, while resolutely content to persuade the rest of the electorate with sound policies and square dealing.

Tonight, the third largest city in the nation, in the heart of the American Midwest {Chicago}, is the sight of one such major policy statement. At the feeding trough of inspiration, the meat & potatoes presidential candidate who is seeking office for no other reason than lead his country into the uncertain future; His topic is titled: “The Economic Feasibility of Exploring Outer Space”.

Ever since NASA was forced from the workaday business, a.k.a. good-sense curiosity, through budget cutting and the lure of privatization, its desire to leap ahead in the important work of space has been in limbo. The American people, as well as its partners in Space Colony 1 suddenly have trouble looking past the moon. The political capital to forge ahead with “another try at it” just isn’t there, even though that the same global insurance consortium that is funding the 3rd Panama Canal, has agreed to pay off on the Colony policy; 2 trillion dollars that most countries are being urged to spend on domestic needs instead.

Momentum

 

Roy Crippen risks losing the mounting momentum his campaign has mustered, all for the sake of his passion for space. He is willing to show his hand, brutal honesty aimed at a prospective constituency that needs convincing, for better or for worse.

Sometimes it is a curse to have a clear view of the future, knowing precisely where the planet is heading, if it chooses to remain isolated from the rest of the galaxy. “How shortsighted,” he would say. Earth has already squandered most of its non-renewable resources that it started with when modern man took over management some 8000 years ago. 8 x 1000 is a long time, but it is in the last 150 that 99.9% of it has been stripped away.

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Familial Puns #19

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#19

Familial Puns #19

 

 

When a new baby comes into a family, many changes are necessary.

Poor blood circulation runs through the family.

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When I had my PlayStation stolen, my family were there to console me.

The family elders have relative importance.

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family joker is jest having fun with his “elations”.

A family went to watch a 007 movie at the theatre, it was a bonding experience.

 

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“You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family.

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#19

Uninformed Thought (Ignorance)

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Charles Darwin

“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break will then be rendered wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state as we may hope, than the Caucasian and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”
― Charles DarwinThe Descent of Man

H.L. Mencken
“How far the gentlemen of dark complexion will get with their independence, now that they have declared it, I don’t know. There are serious difficulties in their way. The vast majority of people of their race are but two or three inches removed from gorillas: it will be a sheer impossibility, for a long, long while, to interest them in anything above pork-chops and bootleg gin.”
― H.L. Mencken

ENLIGHTENED:

Carter G. Woodson

“At this moment, then, the Negroes must begin to do the very thing which they have been taught that they cannot do.”

― Carter G. Woodson

Uninformed

Affairs

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

“A love affair is like a short story–it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning was easy, the middle might drag, invaded by commonplace, but the end, instead of being decisive and well knit with that element of revelatory surprise as a well-written story should be, it usually dissipated in a succession of messy and humiliating anticlimaxes.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dejan Stojanovic

“Serious affairs and history are carefully laid snares for the uninformed.”

― Dejan StojanovicThe Sun Watches the Sun

W. Somerset Maugham

“She says it’s really not very flattering to her that the women who fall in love with her husband are so uncommonly second-rate.”

― W. Somerset MaughamThe Painted Veil

 

Affairs

Votes, Opinions, Preferences

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Isaac Asimov

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’
― Isaac Asimov

Bette Davis

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.”

― Bette Davis

Harlan Ellison

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informedopinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”

― Harlan Ellison

Robert Louis Stevenson

“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”
― Robert Louis StevensonAn Inland Voyage

Elizabeth Gaskell

“Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.”

― Elizabeth GaskellWives and Daughters

Elizabeth I Tudor

“If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.”
― Elizabeth I TudorCollected Works

Voting

Heels or flats and other pondering(s)

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Heels or Flats

 

Life is about choices. I think I will wear heels when I vote today.

On the subject of Presidential elections, I believe it should be made a national holiday. If  VOTING DAY had a Super Bowl atmosphere, it would be an absolute must occasion and elevate interest far above the current apathetic malaise.

On the subject of election $$$$$$$ spent on TV or radio, these ads should be taxed, just like other commodities. If a 60 second spot costs $100, $10 dollars of that would go to the states’ general fund. At least we would get some benefit for having to suffer through that nauseating onslaught of negativity.

*****Disclaimer*****  WRITING IS FUN-DAMENTAL, is not affiliated with any political party or candidate, but if you are curious, you can search for clues in my archived web log posts.