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America Gives Up
The American Thinker ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Stella Paul

Posted on 02/08/2013 6:47:28 AM PST by EXCH54FE

The other day, I learned that President Obama has canceled our Mars Rover explorations, along with all other planetary missions. NASA's science mission chief just quit in disgust, and who can blame him? Apparently, even robots' lives are too precious for us to risk these days, so America is giving up the thrill of discovering space.

While I was stewing over the news that the Russians will now take over our Mars missions (the Red Planet is turning that kind of Red), I decided to relax by watching the Super Bowl -- just in time to see the lights blow out.

It's getting humiliating to be American; don't you think? The only thing we're Number One at anymore is embarrassing ourselves in front of the world. Once upon a time, we were admired as Can-Do America; now we can't even manage to keep on the lights.

Here's a quick list of some things we're giving up these days, with little more than a shrug: Making babies (lowest birth rate since 1920). The Constitution. Hostess Twinkies (though there's a ray of hope for them). And the natural order of the sexes.

That last remark could refer to a thousand things, but I'm specifically thinking of the madcap decision to send women into combat. Who's going to fight to the death to protect the home front when the hottest girls are in the next bunk?

it only makes sense to send co-eds to fight if you've already given up on the concept of victory, which, in case you haven't noticed, we most definitely have.

Remember when Obama said on TV, chuckling in an ironic-David-Letterman-kind-of-way, that he was "always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur"?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islaminside; jihadinspace; nomorescience; nomoretechnology

1 posted on 02/08/2013 6:47:31 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
Once upon a time, we were admired as Can-Do America; now we can't even manage to keep on the lights.

We can't even control our borders or defend our embassies. America not the country of Reagan anymore... the lights on the "city on a hill" have gone out. But remember... elections have consequences. By reelecting Obama, the voters chose and embraced a weak America... and they got it.

2 posted on 02/08/2013 6:56:49 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

America *is* not...


3 posted on 02/08/2013 6:57:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: EXCH54FE

Do you want to predict where America is headed?

Study Argentina and Bolivia - their politics, their economics and their society. Socialist fantasies will destroy us exactly as it did them.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 6:59:09 AM PST by PGR88
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To: EXCH54FE

More money for SSI disability and other transfer payments.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 6:59:48 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: EXCH54FE
The other day, I learned that President Obama has canceled our Mars Rover explorations, along with all other planetary missions. NASA's science mission chief just quit in disgust, and who can blame him? Apparently, even robots' lives are too precious for us to risk these days, so America is giving up the thrill of discovering space.

The robots can always find work as killer drones here in America.

6 posted on 02/08/2013 7:00:43 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: ScottinVA

America NEEDS to bring back manufacturing.

We (that includes Republicans) have bought into the myth that trade does not matter.

China is replacing us internationally.

China has closed trade for all intents, No immigration. Everything we should oppose - yet we grow and grow China.

Wake up people.

Now.


7 posted on 02/08/2013 7:04:18 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: ScottinVA
Concur. This is what American voted for. The women in this country want the government as their provider husband.

Americans have quit and now just want the government to make decisions for them and order their lives. Their too lazy to make their own decisions to travel their own rocky path. They want the nanny state to keep smoothing the path before them. They WANT unemployment. They WANT disability payments. They WANT Food Stamps. They WANT Medicaid.

In summary, they want Obama to be their father, just as Chris Rock suggested the other day. Most regrettably we have transformed from a spirited people to a nation of fat, lazy oafs who want someone else (nanny state) to do the task of running our lives by making decisions for us and ordering our lives.

How utterly sad.

8 posted on 02/08/2013 7:04:34 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: ScottinVA

When trying to understand what Obama does, the first consideration must always be “The Democrat Party is a Criminal Enterprise”

All decisions and actions spring from that concept.

The money pipeline for the mars program is well defined and unchangeable.

There must be new directions and faux money channels established to funnel money directly to those helpful in the reelection.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 7:05:12 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: EXCH54FE
Wistful remembrance of the last great President this country ever had. I feel blessed to have been in the prime of my life during his era. Seems like eons ago...
10 posted on 02/08/2013 7:06:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: EXCH54FE
Look no further than the color of the skin of the people who work at NASA.

That's all you need to know to understand any Ubama policy.

11 posted on 02/08/2013 7:09:38 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: ScottinVA

Yep, back when we had an American in the White House.

See what happens when a presidential candidate is not vetted?


12 posted on 02/08/2013 7:13:35 AM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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To: Texas resident
See what happens when a presidential candidate is not vetted?

Yep... and what PISSES me off more than anything is Americans can not seem to bring themselves to assign fault on any issue to Obama.

13 posted on 02/08/2013 7:19:24 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Texas resident

Totally fitting that Obama would put and end to both Spirit and Opportunity. [the names of the rovers]


14 posted on 02/08/2013 7:21:31 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: ScottinVA

Most of that is the media.
A lot of it is that the black community would raise hell if the FBP was implied to be a failure.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 7:22:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: EXCH54FE

See tag line. It’s all you ever need to know about socialism.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 7:25:16 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: ScottinVA

Same here.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 7:29:15 AM PST by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: Chad N. Freud
Totally fitting that Obama would put and end to both Spirit and Opportunity. [the names of the rovers]

I heard he was going to commission two new Mars probes called Dependency and Couch Potato. The missions are a 100% sure to succeed. The plan is to drop the probes on the surface of Mars in a giant La-Z-Boy recliner where the two probes will just lie there and do nothing.

18 posted on 02/08/2013 7:30:17 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Texas resident

And we are learning nothing from this. Another Freeper post shows we would elect Hilary Clinton over any Republican for president right now. This is the leadership we got and America still wants more of it. This is not good.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 7:34:22 AM PST by Reddon
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To: EXCH54FE

That’s exactly why 0 canceled the space program and is destroying our nuclear capabilities. Because he HATES the country and wants to destroy it.

America hasn’t given up. The president elected by millions with their head up their a$$ gave up.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 7:40:15 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: ScottinVA

We are living the results of Affirmative Action. And it’s just getting started. Hang on.

We won’t need Death Panels when all the Doctors will be Affirmative Action appointees.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 7:48:05 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Reddon

“... we would elect Hilary Clinton over any Republican for president right now.”

Only a third world war or other catastrophic situation has any chance of saving this country now. The sooner the better the American chance of recovering.

If nothing happens between now and 2016 then we get even more of the same.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 8:18:14 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: EXCH54FE

Obama is lowering America down to his level, and he will go as low as necessary.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 8:41:08 AM PST by pallis
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To: I want the USA back
America hasn’t given up. The president elected by millions with their head up their a$$ gave up.

I disagree. Americans proved in November they either choose national decline or were so apathetic that decline didn't matter to them. If Americans cared, there'd be much more of an outrage over the regime's positions on killing our fellow citizens with Hellfire missiles, the cessation of the manned space program, gun control, federal spending, unemployment, homo "rights," abortion, etc.

Conservatives care about those issues, but the numbers long ago tipped against us. The majority has become Euro in its thinking... a surrender of America's greatness in favor of an unearned government check.

24 posted on 02/08/2013 8:42:54 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: EXCH54FE
America is giving up the thrill of discovering space.

I think the loss of Twinkies is a lot more important. The thrill of seeing my tax dollars support a bunch of nerds who can't or don't want to get a job in the real world has worn kind of thin.

The space program has repeatedly shown at great expense that Mars consists of rocks and dirt. In fact anyone familiar with the periodic table could have predicted that. Distance from the earth does not change how the elements join to each other. In fact I'll go so far as to say any extrasolar planets thousands of light years away will also consist of rocks and dirt.

25 posted on 02/08/2013 9:19:45 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Obadiah

All you folks who sat at home and didn’t vote for Mitt—hope you feel happy now, All of you who cast your vote for Obama I hope you are pleased with the way things are turning around—They aint. They bought your vote and non-vote with a few lies, give aways, and glitzy commercials. Lets see what these nut jobs will do in two years? I fear that the USA is setting itself up for a new cyber Pearl Harbor. Our enemies know we are weak—now is the time to strike. America will fold up like a house of cards if any of their perks are threatened. If I was China, I would start to invade neighbors—Heck I would invade Japan and haul their factories to the Yangzi. South Korea Too. Then set my sights on India. What would or can, Obama do? Run to the UN is it. Think the rape of Nanjing was bad? Wait for the rape of Kyoto. The Chinese have long memories. In Europe, same thing, If I was Russia—I would start to re-build my empire, invade Belarus, and the Ukraine—Move on to Poland and Baltic states. What will the EU do? Zip-—What will nato do Zip. A weak America invites a redrawing of the world map. Maybe this was why the founders didn’t give votes to women?


26 posted on 02/08/2013 11:56:56 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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