Tuesday, July 26, 2005


After 2½ years, the National Aeronatics & Space Agency (NASA) has launcehd the space shuttle «Discovery» for another shuttle mission. Blastup was this smorning. ENOUGH ALREADY!!! It is time for America to look to the ground, not to outer spack. There are hungry mouths to feed; homeless to house. There are the naked to clothe. There are the children to educate. The so-called «Space Program» was simply a game of «keeping up with the Jonese's», or, rather the Brezhnev's. With the so-called «Cold War» over, and the realisation that there never was a Soviet «threat», it is time to scrap the space program along with the military-imdustrial complex of which it is an integeral part. It is time to beat the sords into plough shares. Butter, not guns.

24 Vignettes:

At 12:41 p.m., July 26, 2005, Anonymous Old Nick vignetted...

Speaking of Discovery, when are you going to discover spell check?

At 1:03 p.m., July 26, 2005, Anonymous Jeph vignetted...

You realize that Blogger has spell check, right?

At 1:06 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger The Powers That Be vignetted...

hahaha...the first time i visited this blog i thought u were serious.

At 1:08 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger hooey vignetted...

I am.

At 1:10 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger NDwalters vignetted...

Howie Howie, and you say righties are in the Dark Age frame of mind. We need to explore space and everything else.

And to think the left said we bury our heads in the sand.

tisk tisk, Howie. Tisk Tisk.

At 1:14 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger Emerson vignetted...


I agree with you on this. It's workfare for astro-geeks.

BTW, spell-check on blogger doesn't make corrections on certain computers. Here at work I use spell checker just to see what I missed. I then have to correct things manually. The spell-checker dictionary is also very limited.

At 1:17 p.m., July 26, 2005, Anonymous the bees that power vignetted...

It's a good point, H.
How much money exactly is spent per year at NASA? I bet it would feed every homeless person and everyone below the poverty line in the US -- and provide proper medical care for those who can't afford it.
With plenty left over for at least one Acrican country.

At 1:33 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger Brash Limburg vignetted...

Good Joke H. I love the Bin Laden Post. It's like Mad Magazine for the Right.

At 2:13 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger Kajun vignetted...

On the other hand...look how many people would be unemployed and possibly homeless if NASA shut down.

There's not much demand for Rocket Scientists or people who count backwards, elsewhere.

At 2:32 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger JR vignetted...

  I think that there are still things to learn from space missions… I know it is tough for you to understand the importance of space exploration… Your history studies have a ways to go before they even get to the computer age… The knowledge of a spell check would be nice… Someone who pretends to be progressive, your statements are old and without merit and are far from progressive… Howie stated"There are hungry mouths to feed; homeless to house. There are the naked to clothe. There are the children to educate.It is a good thing that conservatives give their money to charities… Ok I’ll give you PBS, but that is only after someone sings and dances for their supper..

At 3:30 p.m., July 26, 2005, Anonymous Leilani vignetted...

Well, since I live with my boyfriend and he works for NASA as an engineer, the space program DOES feed and shelter me! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!


At 3:59 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger hooey vignetted...

I would rahter put weed in my pipe and smoke it.

At 4:24 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger TripleNeckSteel vignetted...

Apparently you do put weed in your pipe and smoke it- this is one of your more incoherent rambings to date.

Tell us howie- please tell us why you refuse to even give your posts a second glance before publishing them when 6 out of 10 visitors to your site ridicule you for it. Why do you use the word "vignetted" in place of "Said" when quoting? Why do you use << >> instead of quotation marks?

Why is your retrograde platform of "stop spending money on this stuff and throw it away on poor people" supposed to be "progressive"?

Please do not give in to the urge to respond with either:

"I, too, have a blog- a very progressive one"

"Present a neocon with the truth and recieve an ad hominem personal attack in return"


"Progressive change is coming!"

(All howie "replies" corrected for spelling)

Thank you,


At 4:51 p.m., July 26, 2005, Anonymous New Evolutionist vignetted...

I used to live next door to a Jonese couple who were very much against spack exploration, so stop stereotyping.

At 5:17 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger Chairman eDog vignetted...

Howie, I think you're missing the point about the current space program. It in fact addresses the problems of poverty directly: Karl and W are developing spaceships in order to shoot dissidents and the poor--and any minorities who don't fit into the prior two categories--into space. The 13th Amendment only applies to Earth, and all "undesirables" will be shipped to Halliburtons super secret forced labor camps on the martian and lunar surfaces.

So if you don't think that NASA is working to solve problems on Earth, you're wrong.

At 5:24 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger B&N vignetted...

Howie said,

"It is time to beat the sords into plough shares. Butter, not guns."

I am personally tasking you with this Howie, I DARE YOU TO COME TAKE AWAY MY SWORD.

YOU take away MY RIFLE. Not the pussy fucking nanny-state bureaucrats enforcing their anything-but-benevolent LAW.


I can agree with your position regarding the space program. It WAS an attempt to keep up with the Russians. It was Kennedy (a Donk) who initiated that, and not Nixon, Ford, Reagan OR Bush I, just for the record. I agree, only because WE could use the money more effectively elsewhere, and John Q. Taxpayer has footed the bill for too long. It is time the space program go your dreaded privatized system, Howie.

I would have thought a statis such as yourself would LIKE the idea of people and corporations paying high taxes so the the government could add another new, extortion driven bureaucracy to its teat, silly me.

My challenge still stands.

At 5:43 p.m., July 26, 2005, Blogger Chairman eDog vignetted...


One more thing: you may think I'm a 2nd Amendment nut, but you can have my butter WHEN YOU PRY IT FROM MY WARM, SLIPPERY HAND.

At 10:52 p.m., July 27, 2005, Anonymous stalin lives in boston vignetted...

i agree howie we must stop looking to outer spack there is no benefit from fulfilling mankind's curiosities. let's kill god and bring forth an agrarian-based communist society where we can incorporate fascism as a dynamic for forcing people to do the right thing even if they don't want to. while we're at it let's get those cattle cars ready for the dissenters who try and unbalance our perfectly crafted harmony. and only one person shall dictate what the definition of this harmony is, otherwise we'll all argue and think and make decisions for ourselves; which is not in the best interests of the people's republic.

but anyways howie, i agree, dreams are for fools and curiosity should never be pursued. power to the proletariat!

At 1:07 p.m., July 28, 2005, Blogger B&N vignetted...

Of course, if Howie had his way, we would all take our Soma like good little Deltas and Gammas and we wouldn't know the difference anyway.

Free thinking IS overrated, don't you think?

At 3:27 p.m., July 28, 2005, Blogger Chairman eDog vignetted...

b&n, you can score Soma? Sweet! How about Hydrocodone?

At 5:55 p.m., July 28, 2005, Blogger B&N vignetted...


Ask our 'Benevolent Dictator,' I'm sure he has some in his stash.

I swear, when I read 'Brave New World' in high school, for the first time, I thought, "This shit is too far out, that will never happen."

That was about 15 or 16 years ago, and now we have the wide distribution of Ritalin to certain kids in public schools around the country whom the administration sees as 'troublesome.' This scares the hell out of me. The school nurse, in some instances, is the ONLY thing between a kid being issued (NOT to be confused with prescribed) a psychotropic, mind-altering drug.

Why is it SO important to keep kids under this mindless, fog-inducing shit? I can only attribute this abhorant behavior (schools with the drugs) to improper child rearing at home, causing the 'student' to be disrespectful in class.

Fuck it. I am homeschooling my kids. When they get here anyway.

Oh wait, that doesn't fit in with Howie's plan for 'The Greater Good,' I should shelf that plan then, I guess.


At 12:40 a.m., July 29, 2005, Blogger SGT USMC 1ea vignetted...

Conservatives are seen as mean, Liberals as merely stupidimos.

Leave Howie alone. He is a genius. Just because he eschews the capatilist notion of spell check and the elitist notion that you have to spell a certain way is no reason to ridicule. Progressively speaking you must accept him the way he is, not from some preconcieved notion of how you think things should be spelled since language is so infinetely malleable anyhow. Be nice! He is just seeking love and approval like the rest of us.

God Loves him too. Just as I do.

Jesu est Semper Fidelis

At 11:33 a.m., July 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

"God Loves him too. Just as I do."

I bet ya still would've had a field day with young Hooey in the Corps though, eh, Sgt?

At 3:44 p.m., July 29, 2005, Anonymous Sultan of SARC vignetted...

hey Howie,
this is my first time at your blog, great stuff man....

I have one thought

1.) I hope to God that you paid for that Princesston education with your daddy's money, becasue I would rather throw my taxdollars away in space than to waste them on your liberal progressive non spelling EDUCATION major ass...
You would have to only drink liberally to believe or consider any of these moronic ramblings. Put the peace pipe down and join the real world one day then your eyes will truly be opened.


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