Monday, October 27, 2008

Paper Boy

Viceroy Hanley, expert in all things rockets, capsules, and cows jumping over the moon, now appears to be a journalism major. Or at least he thinks he knows what sells papers.

In his weekly meeting with the minions today he began by lamenting a particular article in a particular Florida newspaper in the particular city of Orlando. "The attacks," he said defending his beloved Stick, "are just the result of the floundering financial conditions of the paper."

Ahhh yes, blame your problems on the current economic conditions in the country. A common thing to do these days.

Of course, the correlation is hard to fathom. This blog started on 9/11/07 when the Dow was at 13,308.39 and climbing. Not a penny has fallen into our pockets since it's inception. Financial conditions are hardly a motivation for truth seekers.

The Viceroy had better hope that paper keeps selling well. He's going to need a new job in the very near future.


Anonymous said...

Got a link to the article?

RayGun said...

I think this might be it.,0,561055.story

And here is a new one.,0,2264996.story

Anonymous said...

The cook says the food tastes fine, so goes his line in the Huntsville times;

You'll find no RIDs, and even if you did, there's no time to redraw the lines;

Shaken, not stirred, should apply to drinks, but not to missile designs;

Our opinions don't matter, so cut out the blather and make sure that the Emperor shines!

Anonymous said...

what is a RID?

for those who don't work at NASA

Anonymous said...

RID=Review Item Disposition. A reviewer identifies an issue in the design and asks the design time to review and respond to his/her concern.

Anonymous said...

NW picked up on this and got a reply from Hanley. Said he's entitled to his opinion and is taking hearsay from his staff members to inform that opinion.

Hearsay? Could this really be the way he is also running his program?

Anonymous said...

Try again - Review Item Discrepancy.

Anonymous said...

The purpose of a RID is to officially question information presented at a review. Information that needs to be explained in more detail or perhaps an error that must be addressed is officially identified and requires a bonafide response.

When management decides that the information about the program cannot be questioned, then there is a decided lack of transparency. Such restrictions tend to raise speculation that something is being hidden from view.

I doubly suspicious when hoards of people all line up and in unison say everything is great, couldn't be better, my experience tells me that something is up. I saw it happen on Space Station time and time again. The fix was in. Are we in a similar situation this time?

Anonymous said...

More and more evidence that civil service is not the place to be. The brains are in industry.