Thursday, April 14, 2011

The shuttle saga continues...

As you know, Houston, home of Mission Control, didn't get a shuttle. New York City did. The big question is why? Yes, I realize they get more tourism than we do, but is that a good enough reason? Does this mean every attraction, every musem should be there, since they get the most visitors? No.

Apparently Joanna Molloy thinks NYC should have gotten a BETTER shuttle. They got Enterprise, which never flew, it was a prototype. My opinion? That was more than they deserved. And the article she wrote about it (click her name)? An absolute joke. She interjects Johnny Depp and Kim Kardashian into a conversation about one of the most important programs this country has ever produced, the space program. Classy. Also, she's annoyed that "someplace called Chantilly, Va., gets the Discovery". Um, that's DC Metro. It's where the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is, an annex of the National Air & Space Museum. A simple Wiki search could have told her that. I know writers for small hometown papers who look like Carl Bernstein next to this woman.


I love New York City. I really do. When I was 17, I took a bus there,alone, and loved it. I even have the letters NYC and a red apple tattooed on my back. But the increasingly arrogrant attitude of the city, and so many people in it, is nauseating.

3 comments:

~Haley~ said...

People's stupidity never ceases to amaze me. You'd think there was some other, more important factor about the program ending, instead of whining about who gets which "fake" shuttle. Sorry, a fake shuttle is better than no shuttle, so shut it lady!

XoXo

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@Haley, exactly! The end of the shuttle program is a really terrible thing, just a shame that so many people don't realize it. thanks for the comment! :)

The Snuggler said...

BAH! What an airhead? Google it, already? Damn, its the information age. I'd love to know what Lyndon Johnson (who moved mission control to Houston) would say about this. Probably just wiggle his memeber at them and say "talk to that, there's a rocket for you NYC"