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Tuesday, January 20, 2004

New York Post Online Edition: postopinion: "January 20, 2004 -- FOR a week now, sober and serious analysts of government spending have been screaming and yelling about George Bush's proposal to return men to the moon by 2015 and for manned exploration of Mars by 2030. You'll hear a lot of talk about it tonight in the State of the Union Address, followed by all kinds of questions and complaints.
How can we afford it? Why should we be spending money on this stuff when there are pressing needs here on Earth? Whatever happened to the fiscal responsibility of the Republican Party?
The only proper response to this terribly earnest analysis is: Oh, relax. The Bush space proposal is nothing more than classic State-of-the-Union vaporware."

What a great term: "Vaporware." Everybody ought to have some. "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" --Browning.
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