You know, I thought I was going to end it there but I can't turn loose of this little ol' topic. Sometimes I'm like a pit bull with a hambone in his mouth. The one great thing about America, even at the worst times, is that we always find a way to push forward. Whether it's pushing the boundaries of our frontiers to head West, to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and whoop the Germans/Japanese, or to send a men to the Moon a mere decade after making the commitment, WE PUSH ON. That's what we do. Even after some idiots take a polluted religion and claim their right to kill thousands of innocent Americans, we get up and dust off and go put a boot in their ass. IT'S WHAT WE DO. And now we become the country that says...sorry. We give up. We don't want to be meanies. I know a lot of people cry about the cost of NASA, but think of the industry, engineers, and science that spins off of it. The exploration of our Solar System may produce the life saving technologies we need someday soon to combat disease, pollution, and hunger. Who knows. All I know is that during the 60s, the Space Race produced more technological advance than probably any other time in our history; and made us the dominant world power. Now...well, we are just the happy happy folks who hand out money and beg the world not to hate us for being us. I can promise I'm not going down like that. Are you? Well, thanks for letting me bend yer ears. Y'all have a good 'un.