Thursday, May 1, 2008

Please Cancel My Time Magazine Subscription

Michael Griffin
By Marsha Ivins

Yet another review board (literally and figuratively) with a hidden conflict of interest.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I cancelled my Time subscription a long time ago. Pony-tailed journalism.

Anonymous said...

It's times like this one wishes there was a Pulitzer Booby Prize.

Rocket Man said...

Or, in this case, the no-booby prize.

kT said...

You beat me to it.

Men ... behave yourself!

The world is watching us here.

The entire future of the US manned space program is dependent upon what we say or don't say here, or do or don't do, in the next few months.

Anonymous said...

Rocketman and kt may be on to something. If the Direct people can get Pam Anderson on board. Maybe they could save US manned space flight.

Anonymous said...

Let's keep the High School talk outside of this blog. The fact is that Rocket Man provides excellent insight and applies acerbic wit to the unfortunate situation on E street. Many of us survived the Goldin years, kept our wits during the O'Keefe era, but were inevitably crushed by Griffin and his minion. Prior to Griffin we saw that, in spite of Sean's best efforts, progress was made largely due to the extraordinary effort of the CAIB and NASA investigative teams and the presence of mind of some folks at HQ to recognize that there was a future beyond the Space Shuttle. If Mike only took his brilliance to guide rather than coerce, we would have had a chance to maintain our human spaceflight efforts along with healthy and growing science programs. But no. He chased out or had others fire many, many good people that have dedicated their careers to NASA. He puts his trust in people who nod their heads in obeyance for fear of his wrath or whose expertise is in graphic arts and building viewgraphs without substance, and he relies on an apparently bitter and angry astronaut who not only holds her colleagues in disdain but has never managed a major development project of any significance. Such is the unfortunate future of our beloved space program.

So, stick to facts and not to stupid High School locker room talk. You only succeed in marginalizing the value of the blog through such meanderings.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Rocketman and Kt started it. Some of the best humor has a bit of reality in it. Kidding aside, Direct would do well to get a high profile astronaut or celebrity to endorse their plan. Probably not Pam Anderson.

kT said...

So, stick to facts and not to stupid High School locker room talk. You only succeed in marginalizing the value of the blog through such meanderings.

Say what? Our space program is in tatters, Michael Griffin has totally humiliated America with his idiotic rocket design, crimes have been committed, WTF? Your worried about our crude jokes?

Give us a break, we are outraged.

Get your priorities straight.