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NASA: Not About Space Anymore

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Nope. NASA’s about building confidence in the Muslim world. (Although, as Mark Steyn has written at length, they’re not the ones with the deficiency of confidence.)

In a recent interview with al-Jazeera, NASA head Charles Bolden had this to say about the priorities set by Obama:

“When I became the NASA administrator, [Obama] charged me with three things. One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”

I guess the administration’s important “feel good” work has kept NASA too busy to update its own website– which continues to offer the following outmoded (and surely imperialistic) mission statement:

NASA’s mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

SEE ALSO: Not satire, evidently: Obama turning NASA into tool for “Muslim outreach”

UPDATE: Jim Treacher writes,

Thanks for inventing algebra, you guys. Great job!

There, I was able to do that without needing a huge federal bureaucracy that was created for an entirely different purpose.

And an incredulous Krauthammer reacts to this “new height in fatuousness”:

Written by Moog Rogue

July 6th, 2010 at 11:47 am

England Wins 2010 Political Correctness Olympics

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Introducing the Amphibian Pansexual Mutant Urban Cyclops, mascot of the 2012 London Olympics.

From the Guardian, via Drudge.

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

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May 19th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Not satire, evidently: Obama turning NASA into tool for “Muslim outreach”

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WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has asked him to “find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries” as the White House pushes the space agency to become a tool of international diplomacy.

“We really like Indonesia because the State Department, the Department of Education [and] other agencies in the U.S. are reaching out to Indonesia as the largest Muslim nation in the world. We would love to establish partners there,” Bolden said.

I am struggling to reconcile this with NASA’s avowed raison d’être:

NASA’s mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

I guess the space we’re exploring here is the moronic outer limits of political correctness.

H/T Mitch.

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February 20th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

MARK STEYN: Major Nidal Hasan had an enabler

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And even when the slaughter had happened, much of the media found it easier to slander both the U.S. military and the general populace than to confront the evidence. The Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano professed to be most worried about an “anti-Muslim backlash” from the knuckledragging bozo citizenry she has the forlorn task of attempting to hold in check. This is the Jennifer Lynch argument: the priority is always some hypothetical atrocity waiting to happen, no matter how many times we ace that test: there was no “anti-Muslim backlash” after 3,000 corpses on Sept. 11, or after Bali, Madrid or London. Muslims have certainly been murdered in New York and London but by their co-religionists on 9/11 and 7/7 rather than by any “Islamophobes.”

[I]t’s the craven submission to political correctness, the willingness to leave your marbles with the Diversity Café hat-check girl, that leads to death—real death, with real corpses, from Texas to Ontario. And when the guy’s on the table firing wildly and screaming “Allahu akbar!”, the PC enforcers won’t be there for you.

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November 28th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Non-Muslims To Onion: ‘Politically Correct Satire Sucks, You Pussies.’

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From the Onion piece, “American Muslims To Fort Hood Shooter: ‘Thanks A Lot, Asshole.'”

FORT HOOD, TX—Following Army psychologist Nidal Malik Hasan’s shooting rampage on the Fort Hood military base last week that left 13 people dead and 30 others injured, fellow Muslims across the nation sent him a message today, saying “thanks a fucking bunch, asshole,” to the 39-year-old killer. “Hey, great, eight years of progress right down the shitter,” St. Cloud, MN resident Zahida Naseem said at one of dozens of impromptu rallies held nationwide. “And you just had to scream ‘Allahu Akbar’ while you did it, didn’t you? May as well have put on a turban and rode a fucking camel right through the army base, you dick. Thanks for making the foreseeable future a living hell for normal, peace-loving Muslims in this country. Really appreciate it!” American Sikhs are also reportedly enraged with Hasan, and an official statement from the National Sikh Heritage Center read, in part, “look, we got nothing to do with that guy.”

I still love the Onion, but why even bother making this joke? Besides being awkwardly PC and devoid of any humorous content, it’s completely incongruous to their almost nihilistic satirical assault on everything else in the world.

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November 20th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

MARK STEYN: Tyranny is always whimsical… exactly how the social engineers of the “human rights” nomenklatura like it.

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In the cause of invented rights of near parodic absurdity, a profoundly wicked “human rights” apparatus is happy to destroy utterly the lives and livelihoods of blameless individuals.

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October 2nd, 2009 at 12:35 pm