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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

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Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, August 10, 2018

Space Force; It's All About the Grift

President* Donald Trump's re-election team seized on his administration's push for a "Space Force" on Thursday, pledging to sell branded merchandise to his supporters.

"President Trump wants a SPACE FORCE -- a groundbreaking endeavor for the future of America and the final frontier," read an email from the Trump campaign. "As a way to celebrate President Trump's huge announcement, our campaign will be selling a new line of gear."
It's all about the grift for Team Trump. It would probably be as illegal as fuck for Trump 2020 to sell stuff branded with the logo of any of the seven existing uniformed services. But that likely won't apply to a military branch that exists only in the syphilitic mind of Commandante BoneSpurs.

"Trump 2020": That's probably the number of months that Donnie and his spawn (including the spawn-in-law) will spend in stir.


Nangleator said...

Let's see... if they intend to cash in, and not knowing which government contractors would get paid for what... the quickest way might be to "develop" some fictional spacecraft that they can make toy versions of. Something just as realistic as an X-wing. (Or more likely a TIE fighter, considering the totalitarian, racist regime.)

If you see some concept art, (done for free by Lockmart or one of its competitors,) ridiculously soon, then we'll know.

3383 said...

I thought we wanted to keep space demilitarized and belonging to all mankind.

Anonymous said...

Just what we need; ICE in space. They will ensure no ET's get past the planet wall (soon to be under construction). And just who is going to pay for it? Why the Martians of course!

Or the whole thing came about because our idiot president saw an episode of "Colony" and mistook it for a space invasion piece on Fox "News". Or he noted that those aliens built some great walls and is trying to set up a contract with them right now! Yells at his Chief of Staff, "Hey Kelly...what's the area code for outer space?" Sigh....

Comrade Misfit said...

3383, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty likely would forbid most of what Trump would like to do. But since his mindset is that "agreements are made to be violated", that probably won't be much of a deterrent to him.

The talking heads on the morning news were discussing anti-satellite weapons. Using explosive or kinetic ASATs would be an orbital suicide pact: They would so contaminate the usefu orbits with debris as to render space unusable for centuries.

dinthebeast said...

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