Why the president keeps saying them. I love the political cartoon.
Some thoughts from Alan K. Henderson.
My general experience is that most conservatives who admire NASA don’t really know much about it.
Here’s an interesting collection. I like the one urging people to car pool. What would today’s equivalent be: when you ride alone, you ride with George Bush?
…and the Boomers. Thoughts on space advocacy.
I agree. Every minute spent on the links is a minute not wrecking the country. I wish he’d do it more. I’d even double his salary if he wouldn’t do anything else.
James Cameron says that climate-change skeptics are “swine.”
[Tuesday morning update]
Well, he can dish it out, but he can’t take it:
A real shame [he chickened out of the debate]. Would have been fun to watch the reaction to him calling skeptics “swine” to their faces, for once. Exit question: Forgive and forget? C’mon — he has important things to do this week!
Bwwaaack, buck buck buck buck, Bwwwaaaaack.
The wisdom of Imam Rauf:
“The United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims.”
This is a disgusting attempt at moral equivalence.
I got this email a few days ago, and haven’t had the time to respond to it, but I thought I’d at least let my readers pick up the slack:
My name is XXXX and I have read your blog for a while now after being introduced to it through Instapundit. I’m sure you get plenty of e-mails like this where people ask for your advice or opinions on something so if you don’t have time to respond it’s more than understandable.
Some background on me; I recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Political Science and just finished my first semester in the University of North Dakota’s M.S. in Space Studies program. Also, I am in the Army National Guard and just transitioned into the public affairs career field, completing a basic course at the Defense Information School.
I had originally planned to go to law school and hope for a career in space law, but after moving to public affairs I’ve fallen in love with the PR-field and now hope to find a PR-related career-path in the aerospace industry. My biggest question to you is, where do I start? I’ve tried researching which PR firms have major aerospace companies as their clients but have found nothing. Also, I don’t see aerospace-PR jobs advertised a whole lot. I’m not sure where exactly to begin looking or who to attempt to contact.
Also, do you have any advice on how I could present my qualifications once I do find someone/place to contact? My issue is that I have a liberals arts bachelors that doesn’t directly apply to the career I want (anymore) and my actual PR-training might not be understood/taken seriously since it comes from the military.
One last question, am I foolish in pursuing the North Dakota program? I talked to a few alumni before I applied and they all had great things to say, however I sometimes wonder if I’m making the wrong decision pursuing an interdisciplinary degree that an employer might not “get” when they review my resume.
Sorry if this e-mail was a bit rambling. I greatly appreciate any help or advice you could give me.
As I said, I hope that some of my readers, who understand the PR world better than I, can help.
[Update later afternoon]
Some advice from a (smart, who knows this stuff) reader who prefers to remain anonymous, but may be useful to more than the emailer:
[He should] save up enough money in his bank account to work as an unpaid intern someplace when he’s done w/ classes in North Dakota. That will give him real-world experience, and could actually turn into a job at the firm he’s interning for. Also, it’ll help him confirm that P.R., which can be a field that chews up young people and spits them out, is what he really wants to do. And if he chooses a city that has lots of outfits working in industries he likes, he can make other useful contacts.
Sounds good to me.
Support for the Ground-Zero-Plus-Two mosque plummets after Obama weighs in. “If he’s for it, I’m a’gin it,” isn’t generally a good basis for policy opinions, but in his case, you can do worse.