NASA existed only because of the Soviet Union. The SU is gone, all the NASA fanboys need a fat sandwich of reality.
Boeing needs to stop fucking around with pie in the sky bullshit and focus on, you know, not going bankrupt because their main product line (Dreamliner) is 2+ years behind schedule and still full of bugs, while their main competitor (Airbus) is kicking their ass in the marketplace.
You know, the marketplace. That thing America was supposed to understand and be good at. Because of all our freedom or something. Whatever.
Next thing you know, we will be flying on Chinese jets while we listen to our Chinese ipods through our Chinese earbuds eating our Chinese peanuts wearing our Chinese shoes.
Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman, unless I am mistaken, are supposed to be making robots that kill people. Not this milk toast hippie bullshit 'green airplane' stuff. When was the last time the US ever sold a Northrup Grumman passenger plane to Denmark or Saudi Arabia? Didn't think so.
Oh, and if we dont need killer robots anymore, then maybe Lockrop Grumtin should merge and/or shut down just like every other @#$@# obsolete company, ever, you know, the way things are supposed to work in a capitalist system.
We need to wake the fuck up and realize some things.
1. The only reason we went to the moon was to beat the Commies there, so they wouldnt put a nuke base and start raining down 50 megaton Tsar Bombas on Omaha Nebraska.
2. The only reason we had Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, the Shuttle, etc, was because of Sputnik, Voshkod, Buran, Borscht, whatever the hell their stuff was called. That's the only reason Congress approved the money, and the only reason the executive branch approved it. We could have fucking annexed Canada and given every goddamn person a fucking lifetime supply of refrigerators and Chryslers for what we spent going to the moon, but we chose the latter because we hate Commies.
3. The commies are gone. The only commie left is Castro, and he loves baseball. not shooting protestors like Mao's friends over in the Great People's Wal-Mart/Apple Production Facility On The Yangtze.
conclusion: suck it up. NASA should be abolished and replaced with something called Starfleet, with one mission, to explore and seek out new life and new civilizations. or something. as long as its cheap and uses unmanned robots that can be controlled by teenagers working for minimum wage, preferably (better yet, outsource it to india)
Boeing should build fucking airliners and sell them to foreigners.
Luckup should shut the fuckup and build robot bombers or close down. The air force should be abolished.
Our aircraft carriers, which are gigantic fucking floating three-mile-islands waiting to happen, should be scrapped.
Preferably in an Indian shipyard where workers have no rights or pollution controls, to reduce costs.
The navy, thus, could be abolished, its actual useful duties taken over by the Marines.
And NASA, well, NASA needs to do what the Russiands did with Buran. Leave it in a crappy hanger until it collapses and
saves us all a lot of maintenance costs.
End of interview!