Space Force Strikes Back

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So, buried in the news of Tuesday amid Bernie making his Presidential bid and raising over a $1 million within the first four hours, and a bombshell report out of the New York Times regarding Trump potentially committing Obstruction by ordering then acting-Attorney General Matt Whittaker to put in a Pro-Trump investigator to handle the New York prosecution working the Cohen case, and all sorts of random bits and bobbles, Trump getting his Space Force underway sort of went under the radar.  One signed executive order appears to be all it took to get that ball rolling, and this new colossal waste of money, which could have been spent on actual, good space programs *cough* NASA *cough* is actually happening.  And to what end?  What is the point of a Space Military when our own tech for monitoring and exploring actual space has been going by the way side for 20+ years.  This is just the height of wasteful spending, and with this President, that is actually saying something.

Playdates

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So the White House has announced that they are planning another summit with the leadership of North Korea.  And to that I ask…why?  What is the point?  Listen, I think it’s important to continue to dialogue with North Korea, and to try and get them to do what they agreed to do, but these ceremonial “talks” are nothing but theater if all that’s going to happen is a victory declared, and then nothing changes.  And listen, I don’t know what the right move going forward with North Korea is. But it’s clear that neither does Donald Trump.  If the only purpose that an event like this is for Trump to meet with a dictator, and then come back and tell us all what a swell guy he his, and how good of friend they are, then it’s clear to me that there are more effective ways to be spending time.  I don’t know.  Maybe that’s just my opinion.  A summit with a leader of a hostile foreign nation isn’t supposed to be two bros bro-ing out for some bro-laughs.  Not when avoiding a nuclear holocaust is on the table.  It just occurs to me that the taxpayers should have to foot the bill for a glorified sleepover.