Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Random In The Night

So the Democrats lost a Senate race in Massachusetts to a vapid pretty boy Republican. Now their health care reform legislation is in danger of crashing and burning and they have only themselves to blame. If they had been anywhere as focused and ruthless as the Republicans under Bush were they could have had some sort of health care plan passed by now. But they dithered and tried to comprise with people who only wanted their failure and fail they have.

Firefox used to be my favorite browser but the latest version is slow and buggy. It is constantly locking up and to get Gmail or Yahoo mail to work requires constant page reloads. I use Google Chrome for work because we have Google hosting our email and It’s pretty good. I may have to make it my primary browser.

The shuttle stops flying this year and it will be 2015 before the U.S. can put people into orbit if then. The Aries rocket is way behind its original schedule and needs lots more money if it’s not going to slp even further behind. With the deficit hawks stiring up a stink and the privatization mania still in vogue I would say the chances for the Aries do not look good. If the Chinse economic bubble bursts we may see the end of the space age. It was a nice dream while it lasted.

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