From antic conservative talk radio host Chris Plante comes this horrible thought, just expressed on his morning show in Washington D.C. :
How do we know NASA, in the grand tradition of former official Jon Harpold–quoted as arguing in 2003 that if their flight were doomed by an unrepairable heat shield flaw, the astronauts on the Space Shuttle Columbia shouldn’t be told of their certain deaths and be allowed to burn up upon re-entry, quickly and humanely— isn’t lying to us about today’s near-miss with an asteroid?
“Maybe the Obama Administration, in its infinite wisdom, has determined that it’s best that we not know the the truth, which is that the asteroid is going to hit the Earth and we’re all going to die,” Plante said.
For the record, if true, this is completely unethical.
I thought you should know.
Thanks for everything.
Spark: Chris Plante
Graphic: Oh, what the hell difference does it make now? I’m headed to Boston to say goodbye to Fenway Park.