Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Enterprise...and the Constitution?

I watched The Enterprise on a barge being taken to a museum in New York this morning.
An interesting fact I didn't know is that it was originally named The Constitution, but a vote from the Star Trek-watching public at the time decided to call it The Enterprise.

As I watched the thing, completely impotent now, being slowly dragged across the water to, virtually, cold storage, I couldn't help but think what a prophetic-type vision that would have been had it remained called THE CONSTITUTION.

Long may she live.  Somehow.

z

29 comments:

Carole said...

She should be rightfully housed in Houston at the Space Center, but NY threw a fit. So now Houston gets a cardboard cut out.... WTH?

Z said...

Carole, welcome and thanks for coming by. Are you KIDDING? A cardboard cut out? Man, Houston, you've got ANOTHER PROBLEM!

I sure got my patriotism going when we sent men and women into space and I have to admit I shed a tear when we had our last landing here....I feel so badly for NASA and for AMerica, which now has to step aside while Russia and China go the mile. Because of us.
so sad.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

Did this President forget that today was D Day?

Or was this another one of Obama’s failures?
Not to recolonize D-Day is both a shame and a really big political mistake. But C'est la Vie!

Z said...

Dude, you're right...June 6.
Well, I Googled it and he absolutely isn't doing anything but raising money here in California. Again.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/06/06/obama-scheduled-commemorate-dday/

Today, it's the gay/lesbian/bisexual, transgender..thing. In Hollywood.
I guess that's more important to him....
Her, too. Michelle, who makes such a deal about supporting military families did nothing but meet with campaign people in another state.

Sad. Not surprising. America doesn't count, dontchaknow.

Darth Bacon said...

Good point Z and Dude.

Leticia said...

May the Enterprise live on forever, so to speak.

Debonair, yep, he sure did! What does he care about our military heroes?

Louis H. said...

New York does not have a rightful claim to the shuttle, so I have to agrees with Carole, who asks WTH?

viburnum said...

Dude: "Did this President forget that today was D Day?"

Yes and not for the first time, but then no one would believe for a minute that he was sincere if he gave a speech like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEIqdcHbc8I&

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I always regretted the demise of the Shuttles.

But their reach was DONE.

And I always supported their original mission: to snatch foreign satellites out of the ether.

And KILL THEM.

BZ

Jan said...

"As I watched the thing, completely impotent now, being slowly dragged across the water to, virtually, cold storage, I couldn't help but think what a prophetic-type vision that would have been had it remained called THE CONSTITUTION."

Wow, Z..that really provokes a vivid image in my mind.

And sad.

I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at the launch of Discovery, the first after the tragedy of Chanllenger.

That was an experience hard to describle.

"Awesome" doesn't touch it.

We've lost a lot in this country under the present administration, haven't we?

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Lisa said...

Another proud moment for the current admnistration.
This was his D-Day for sure

Jan said...

*Challenger* :)

Always On Watch said...

"Enterprise" can also have a capitalistic meaning. So, even that name is prophetic, huh?

As for Obama's non-observance of D-Day, did we expect anything else from him? Nope.

Z said...

Always On Watch said...

"Enterprise" can also have a capitalistic meaning. So, even that name is prophetic, huh?"

Bravo, AOW...I never thought of that. You're so right...very prophetic.

Cactus Mark said...

I've seen a shuttle in real life before and I was amazed size We're talking a school bus with wings. I was expecting something much bigger.

Silverfiddle said...

This is more Obamunist punish your enemies and reward your friends.

He loves NY and hates Texas.

What a stupid idea putting it on an aircraft carrier. Only a liberal could come up with such idiocy.

Bob said...

Silverfiddle said, "What a stupid idea putting it on an aircraft carrier...", and he is right! What idiot thought that up?

The space shuttles represent the skeletons of our space program, and I think Obama has made a terrible mistake in killing it.

But, what do you expect from idiots that continue to attack America?

Z said...

Cactus, me, too!

SF...WOW, good point about TX and NYC. geeeez (one of the reasons I named my blog that, for moments like these..a REAL geeeeeeeeeez)

Bob..I hate it, too, I really do. There are people who have good reasons for having shut down NASA's programs but I think it spoke too loudly around the world to justify it...the message we sent wasn't a good one. Odd, one could say that about almost everything O does.

Ticker said...

I talked to a D-Day Vet and even at 90 he realized that Obama did not and has never recognized D Day and the folks who made such a heroic sacrifice as well as those who continue to stand for freedom.

He said that if Obama is still president when he dies that he has instructed his family to burn the letter that is sent to Veterans families upon the death of a Vet.
He said that Obama cares not a wit for Vets or their families and that all the photo op crap he does with Vets to try to fool them hasn't worked.

Z said...

Ticker, that the media made nothing of his forgetting D DAY is almost shocking.
I'm so sorry for every Vet, particularly those from D Day...those were men of courage I simply can't even fathom to understand. God bless them all

Liberalmann said...

A 'somehow' you have to link this to Obama? You're a fool.

Pris said...

Seeing this photo of putting the shuttle in a museum, to me, is seeing a death knell for our space exploration. The last frontier.

Mr. Pris worked in the space program for awhile many years ago. He would have been so distraught to see what has become of our desire to go forward, and capture the heights of success in discovering what lies beyond us.

But, he did have the opportunity to be part of that effort. They all were so gung-ho, and so damn good at what they accomplished, and for what? For this? A quiet ending headed for the dust bin of history, with barely a whisper lauding those who made it happen.

President Bush wanted a Mars program. I guess Obama has no such aspirations for America. But then, it seems he can't see past his nose.

Everything which has made us great, is being killed by the left. They have only one aspiration, and that is to destroy what we take pride in.

Yes this is D-Day, and that too, is suffering abandonment. Obama will not recognize it, or honor those who fought and died for it.

This is indeed a sad time for America.

Z said...

Libman "link this to Obama?"
:-)
And YOU pity ME? !!
I can sure see why you didn't comment on my top post, that's for sure. Good thinking.

Pris, "gung ho" is what AMericans seem to have lost lately. People were enthused to do their best work but they're beaten down now because they won't be able to keep much of that hard work's rewards.

Their kids are beaten down because there's so much negativity and they're given information far too young to cope with it and then we blame them.

Our whole country's on such thin ice and our people seem to be all about fighting instead of going back to the way we were; decent, loving; giving; hard working...

very sad

You're right, it seems like Obama's got no aspirations at all for AMerica because he feels we don't deserve it; he's punishing everyone for his ancestors' troubles. We're America, we're bad, and now we're "just another crap country" .
some president

Ed Bonderenka said...

The replacement program for the shuttles was called Constellation.
It was said early on that Obama killed it because it was a Bush legacy.

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Z said...

Ed, I wouldn't be surprised

Odoardismik said...

*Challenger* :)

Vanessanfix said...

This is more Obamunist punish your enemies and reward your friends. He loves NY and hates Texas. What a stupid idea putting it on an aircraft carrier. Only a liberal could come up with such idiocy.