I am writing you today to request a small clarification of your current policy for NASA as expressed by your
apparatchik administrator Charles Bolden.
Mr. Bolden, now headed towards an ignominious end as a parrot after an otherwise distinguished career as a Marine and astronaut, has claimed that you tasked him to "find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering,"
Mr. President, I have seen enough of the world to know that there are times when a politician says one thing when striving for power while meaning to do something quite the opposite when in power. (Your administration has certainly set new world records in this field in your short time in office.) As a result I am concerned about your instructions to reach out to Islam with NASA.
If, on the one hand, your intent to just buck up the sorry state of what once, centuries ago, was a thriving realm of progress and civilization in math, science, and the arts, I fear that you are either bullshitting a billion Muslims in search of a new world record in how many can be bullshitted by one man, or shoveling seaweed against the tide, as has been your wont of late in the Gulf of Mexico.
If, one the other hand, your intent is to go Full-Ralph-Kramden and send all of Islam to the moon, I support you one hundred and fifty percent.
G. Van der Leun, Esq.
Suggestions for the President and Bolden?
Posted by Vanderleun at July 5, 2010 9:22 PM