An idiot SpaceX-hating troll in a gun forum.
Here’s a pretty good story from Clara Moskowitz, based on the actual event, as opposed to just the press release.
I should provide some context for Jeff Foust’s quote of me:
While this group may suppot the administration’s commercial space policies, just don’t expect them to start sporting “Obama 2012″ buttons any time soon. “I just don’t think that the president cares that much one way or the other about commercial space,” Simberg said in response to a question. “But I’m glad for that. I think if he did we’d have worse problems.”
The question this was a response to was one from Keith Cowing. I don’t remember exactly what it was, but a rough but I think accurate paraphrase would be, “You have called the president a liar on your blog. So how can you support his space policy?”
I don’t know if the people on the phones could hear my eyes rolling, but those present will attest that they were, which is why I didn’t bother to actually answer it.
By the way, I think that he does his readers a disservice by so steadfastly refusing to link to anything that I write, anywhere, but as he always tells anyone who complains, it’s his web site.
They still don’t get it:
“I have seen the future of Obamabusiness and its regulations (my primary responsibility as a business is to provide jobs, not make a profit) and have responded by not hiring in the traditional manner at all – ever. I will now use temp agencies. Almost no paperwork, no disputes, no benefit costs, no HR department, no lawsuits, no commitments. Welcome to the future of being an employee.”
Emphasis mine. The notion that the business of a business is to create jobs is a Marxist one. As the president remains, despite his shellacking.
Megan McArdle discusses a tough problem. I don’t know what the solution is, but it seems to have happened since the sixties, so to figure out how to fix it, we need to examine what broke it.
They were stepping on the gas instead of the brakes. That’s actually a pretty good metaphor for the Congress and spending. And we’re about to crash into something.
This post will be terse — it’s from my phone.
Huge turnout — standing room only.
Bolden made an unscheduled speech in the plenary. Pledged full support to commercial space. Said that NASA must focus on exploration and leave getting to orbit to others. Cannot do it without commercial.
Bob Bigelow gave a talk on the hypothetical scenario of China claiming the moon, with audience participation. On his way to the Hill to talk to Frank Wolf afterward.
Don’t have time for a lot of updating right now, but we had one on the Hill this morning. For now, here’s a video that we showed a trailer of during it.
I’ve been on airplanes all day. In DC now.
…and replace. Some good ideas for the Republicans on health care.