To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Bum’s Rush



Recently NASA announced it had a new super powerful rocket that will whiz through space as part of an effort to put a man on Mars. This new toy will cost the American taxpayer a mere $35 billion.

Next to the fools warming their useless backsides in Washington, NASA is one of the most wasteful agencies on record.

A $35 billion NASA toy is just what Americans need right now. While people are hurting, unemployment lines are lengthening, schools are inadequate, teachers are leaving the country for better pay even in Middle Eastern countries, NASA makes a grand announcement of a new super rocket. What a crock!

I’ve let our two senators know where I stand and asked them to veto any stupid, foolish request from NASA for this expensive piece of space junk.

I’m not against science or space exploration. But right now a $35 billlion rocket isn’t a priority. Besides, wasn’t it just recently that a multi billion dollar NASA rocket blew up? I’m sorry NASA folks have lost their jobs, but I don’t think we need to spend $35 billion on a super rocket that is more likely an attempt by NASA to recover jobs.

When we quit doling out borrowed billions to two bit Third World dumps like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, when we quit being the police force for most of the world, when we quit licking the boots of Middle Eastern potentates and have our own economic house in order, then maybe we can spend a few bucks on NASA…but not $35 billion.

It’s amazing how NASA and other government agencies can come up with all sorts of expensive ideas when Americans are struggling. Do these people ever get out of their ivory towers to know what’s going on across the land? Evidently not. They’re as bad as the jackasses in Congress and the senate who don’t have a bloody clue what’s going on.

Every politician has a plan. I have one too: THROW ALL THE BUMS OUT!

Norm Rourke lives in Beggs, OK


Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
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