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  1. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, about 4 years ago

    Boy talk about being behind the curve, the other cartoonist covered this days ago. They all had a great time with it, and must have been so grateful to the poor NASA guy who made the stupid comment.

    If you care about America going into space, and I do, then look at what the GOP did to our space program, they cut NASA’s budget every year they were in power, Bush cut the program for the replacement for the Space Shuttle, and it took an uprising by the science community to get the funding to repair the Hubble Telescope.

  2. C. A. Brobst

    C. A. Brobst GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Reagan wanted NASA to land a Man on the Soviet world and return him safely to the earth.

  3. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, about 4 years ago

    Returning him safley back to earth is the tricky part.

  4. BarbaBlanca

    BarbaBlanca said, about 4 years ago

    Kennedy got us the Bay of Pigs and Vietnam. Johnson finally got us on the moon. This cartoon really makes very little sense unless you are a conservative, I suppose.

  5. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 4 years ago

    Ken: You want to save money and the p[rogram? Demilitarize NASA. As a civilian operation with government funding, it returned $8 in domestic money for every $1 spent. Then they let the military take over…It hasn’t shown a profit since AND we’ve lost lives. No doubt a contractor is getting rich, but I don’t think that was the original objective of the advanced research we got from the experiments.

  6. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 4 years ago

    Tom: Johnson got us the moon and anything else he wanted because of the Kennedy’s death. The man was the consummate pol who leveraged everything to get his way and NASA was a Kennedy program LBJ emoted through along with Civil Rights legislation and the build up that made VietNam a war instead of a “action”.

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “Reagan wanted NASA to land a Man on the Soviet world and return him safely to the earth.”

    and he succeeded without apologizing to them every time he left the county. The results was a growth in our nation and a we were left as the only super power in the world.

  8. Loco80

    Loco80 said, about 4 years ago

    Hey guys, Nixon was president when we got to the moon, not Johnson. Johnson is the guy who threw the Social Security money into the general fund to use it for the Vietnam war.

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 4 years ago

    In 1949, the USSR exploded a nuke. Every president until Bush, Sr. said, ‘The USSR is far ahead of us because of the lapses of my predecessor, and we need to catch up.’

    The US and the USSR had taken as many German rocket scientists as they could, but Eisenhower knew that no Slav could ever be a rocket scientist. Even today, the NYT says the USSR only got its advanced technology like nukes and rocket ships by stealing them all from the US. So the Slavs were no threat. Eisenhower ordered, since the US had limits on how much it could restrict movement back then, that the German rocket scientists be paid off to stay idle inside the US, while red-blooded Americans built the first rocket.

    Oops, Sputnik. So the German rocket scientists were given carte blanch and the US stayed a few years behind the USSR until the Johnson administration. The moon landing came in Nixon’s first year, based on what had gone before, based on a program that had run at full tilt under Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson.

    Then we reached the moon, Nixon managed detent, there was no more overriding Soviet threat, and nothing more to prove.

    And a program achieved for relatively little money (in today’s dollars) is now unachievable at any cost.

    Cf. “Hi-yo, Hi-yo, Discernible Today (A Song After Reading Toynbee),” The New Yorker, May 1, 1948, p. 26

  10. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Afterwards we’ll see if we can land a woman on the Catholic world and return her safely.

  11. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 4 years ago

    the “stupid comment” was not made by Bolden, new head of NASA (Non Astronauts-in-Space Agency) it was the stupid instructions given Bolden by Emperor Obama and quoted by Bolden.

    except to people who twist and pervert facts, in a campaign of anti-GOP and PRO-Obama.

  12. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 4 years ago

    As opposed to aniti-Obama and pro neo-con, dis? Sorry we don’t all buy your line, but that;’s democracy which allows disagreement. A foreign concept to you, I’m sure.

    Loco, the guys made it to the moon BEFORE Nix took over. i was THERE. It was as LBJ was going out the door, but Tricky was NOT sworn in. 1968

  13. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 4 years ago

    And a LOT of presidents stole from the SSF.

  14. Prof_Bleen

    Prof_Bleen said, about 4 years ago

    Uh, freeholder, though I wouldn’t give Nixon credit for the Apollo program, the Apollo 11 moon landing wasn’t until July 20, 1969.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The real point of the toon of course is that folks still think it’s a good idea to tick off and degrade a population around one and a half BILLION people, to allow a world population of 15 million to call all the shots for us.

    It might also be an idea to note that ending the strife with the USSR (now “Russia”) benefitted us. Our corporations greatly benefited by NIXON opening the door to China (but OUR corporations used it to export all our jobs and production capacity- for their profit.)

    South Asia and the Pacific is largely Muslim, it isn’t just “the middle east”. Pakistan has nukes. It might also be worth noting how many Hindus are in India.(right at a BILLION)

    It is time for a “Christian” nation, which actually isn’t under the Constitution, to wake up and smell the roses, petunias, zinnias, and irises, and realize it IS A DIVERSE WORLD, and maybe it is WE who need an “attitude adjustment”, because we can’t afford a military to remain in control of the whole world. Russia knew it, China knows it, and we can’t seem to let it sink in.

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