I’d Like To Buy a Rocket Ship and Move Them Out To Space….

| August 9, 2020

Go ahead, bark at the Moon – Photo by Ex-PH2

NASA is having it rough these days, trying to search for astronomical terms that will not offend people, e.g., “dwarf galaxy” meaning smaller than usual galaxy, and Sombrero galaxy, when it does look a lot like a specific style of chapeau.

https://thepostmillennial.com/nasa-wants-to-redefine-cosmic-terms-to-avoid-offending-people

“The space agency only mentioned the “Eskimo Nebula” and “Siamese Twins Galaxy” in their official memo, but claims it plans to scour the archives to find more examples of potentially insensitive or non-diverse terms and duly erase them. They hope that by doing this, people all around the world will see fit to follow their example.

Some sufficiently “more approachable and public-friendly” nicknames will likely be spared NASA’s razor. A NASA official stated that the “Horsehead Nebula” seemed fine to him and would likely be allowed to stay under the current rules.

However, in the real world, it would appear that things aren’t as simple and controllable as NASA perhaps wishes them to be. The measures being implemented by NASA seem to be not so popular on social media such as Twitter. This particular tweet makes an important and timely serious of inquiries as to how far the change of nomenclature plans to go.” – article

Yes, this IS how your tax money is being spent, trying find a blissful way to not offend anyone, and can’t we all just get along???? You know – gather round the fire, sing the Coca Cola ad song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW9cuta7mdE

See some suggestions for NASA at this tweet by Babylon Bee:  https://twitter.com/TheBabylonBee/status/1292192619393671168

I think they are quite good suggestions for alternative names for things astronomical, don’t you?  How about we just rename Uranus something better such as “Stick It Up Your Butt”??  Fair warning: there are other things there that might make you choke on your beverage, so please swallow before viewing anything. Thank you. 🙂

But NASA, in its haste to please the Unpleasable Crowd, is also falling down on the job, having not noticed a rather large and hard-rock type asteroid doing a flyby at Earth until several days after it had passed.  https://thepostmillennial.com/football-field-sized-asteroid-passes-close-by-earth-undetected

The size of a football field, huh?  Just so you know, your Homeowners policy, even with Umbrella Liability, won’t cover the cost of replacement/repairs if a Big Rock From Outer Space falls out of the sky and lands on your domicile. There is nothing, however, that says you can’t sue NASA for home replacement compensation for falling down on their job.

Gee whiz, if it could only land somewhere in Los Angeles or San Francisco and make a big, fat hole in the dirt.  That might solve a real housing problem out there in La-La-Land.

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", "Your Tax Dollars At Work", NASA

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  1. How about sitting around the camp fire singing Sarah Sponda Sarah Sponda and banging sticks together like it was done back in the 1950’s. One potato two potato three potato more.

  2. Sparks says:

    John Lydgate wrote, “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.

    Little known is that he later added, “Well, then, fuck the rest”.

    This is another fool’s errand by liberals to appease minorities, many of whom are not offended. That is until someone tells them they should be offended and there could be a payday for the offense.

  3. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Remember that the JEF and his NASA administrator (Bolden) wanted one of their goals to be “Muslim outreach”.

    NASA is going BALLS DEEP with the PC culture…

  4. Mason says:

    Can we get Mikey Weinstein to sue NASA because of the Southern Cross?

  5. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Frikkin Space Elves always have it in for the Dwarfs.

    Next they will go after Pluto again. First they call it the Dwarf Planet, now they want to take away that cool name.

    Frikkin Space Elves.

  6. 5th/77th FA says:

    DaHell gonna be next? Candy Bars, maybe? No more Milky Way (make me snickers); Almond Joys (have nuts); Mounds (don’t); Pay Day (you mean I have to work); Mars Bars (she’s your Venus); Baby Ruth (Mahlon’s future wife); Hershey Bars (not going there); Hershey Kisses (there neither); 3 Musketeers (there were 4 you know) Clark Bar (sexist, what about Lois); Kit Kat (Dog Bones?); Heath Bar (Mr Barkleys’ illegitimate son); Zag Nuts (Zig anyone); Sugar Daddy (makes Sugar Babies) And don’t forget…Milk Duds!

    Resistance is futile…They are Borg…You WILL be assimilated!

    If I become a Klingon and volunteer for duty on a Space Station, do I get my very own Jadzia Dax?

    • Cameron says:

      Resistance is futile? They will certainly try, the question is, will they ever truly succeed? I believe they are already finding out that the US is a lot more resilient than they originally thought. And pissing it off is about as smart as pissing off a bison with similar consequences.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    Hmmmm… I’ve been wondering if the word “dwarf” as used by Tolkien is going to be considered offensive. I may end up as the only person in the world with a complete collection of Tolkien’s stuff.

    Dwarves – miners, gold diggers, loved their gold and tunneling in the earth, and Orcs are a mockery of Dwarves, so….

    What was that old curse? May you live in interesting times…. something like that. Frankly, I’d rather go back to the Cold War and the 1950s and 1960s and not have to wonder if the useless spoiled brat twits are going to try to stop me from going to the grocery store. No, I”m not nostalgic for the Good Old Days. This is getting to be too weird, even for me.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      I SO miss the Good Old Days when this world wasn’t so overrun with perpetually offended WUSSES!!!

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Have patience, API. This is part of a cycle and like all cycles, it has a beginning, a middle (now) and an ending. Expect more idiot bad behavior when the election results are announced. There are many phases to this kind of behavior, but it does have a cycle of its own, which will play itself out.
      You just have to be patient, that’s all.

    • Ret_25X says:

      the modern philistines have already taken a swipe Tolkein demanding that orcs be redefine because they are a “traditional white depiction of POC”.

      Also, the elves are an homage to whiteness don’t you know?

      There is nothing wrong with the Maoist generation a few years working couldn’t help solve…

  8. gitarcarver says:

    Unabashed self promoting….

    NASA would rather distract you with ridiculous perceived “offenses” (has either the nebula of the twin galaxies complained?) than to deal with a report on the Orion spacecraft and the mismanagement of that program:

    http://raisedonhoecakes.com/ROH/ig-report-on-nasas-orion-capsule-is-not-good-news/

    (There is also a tweet out there asking NASA to deal with the terms “Big Bang Theory, Uranus, black holes, dwarf stars and dark matter.”)

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Yeah, well, Uranus is the God of the Sky, mated with his own mother Gaia to create the first Titans. Don’t mess with Uranus, period. 🙂 He can come down on those who defy him like an old mountain collapsing.

  9. LC says:

    On the plus side, if we ever encounter an, uh,… ‘undocumented species’, their confusion over our linguistic and social idiocy might just convince them that no intelligent life is to be found here, and their best option is to just leave Earth alone.

  10. Anonymous says:

    “I don’t know what UFO dropped off all these idiots, but apparently it’s not coming back for them.” springs to mind here for some reason.

    • MI Ranger says:

      Yeah, that is what all the folks at my tinfoil hat club are saying too!

      They stopped off, built the pyramids to kind of power up their space ships (like Tesla Supercharge stations). One blew up and flooded the Mediterranean basin, and consequently left Atlantis a desert (it didn’t sink that is a myth)! Then they realized they left the idiots behind and they started using the power stations for tombs, they knew they couldn’t come back. Especially after they started mating with all the apes!…at least that is what they said at the last club meeting.

  11. Cheese Eater McBlobfish says:

    Phony veteran is offensive. Calls us instavets.