NASA blows wads of cash on celebration parties


From Slashdot:

NASA spends between $400,000 and $1.3 million on a party at every shuttle launch, according to CBS. Select personnel are treated to 5 days at a 4 star hotel. This year alone, they’ve spent $4 million on parties. NASA asked for, and was given, $1 billion more from the Senate this year. NASA proponents argue it makes more sense to give money to talented, productive people in exchange for scientific knowledge, than spend it on unproductive people in the form of straight welfare.”

I wonder if they have any photos of James Hansen dancing with a lampshade on his head? I also wonder if NASA GISS ever gets invited at all? I wonder if Gore throws GISS  a party every time a new paper comes out? 

I’ve got nothing against perks, but it does seem a bit excessive, 4 days in a 5 star hotel.

Gee, just think of what a few determined individuals could do with a fraction of that money.

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Evan Jones
November 10, 2007 2:17 pm

A little bird tells me Dr. Hansen won’t be sending you an invite!

November 10, 2007 10:02 pm

I’m thinking about what a few determined individuals can do with none of that money.
Anthony did you see Steve’s deconstruction of the AIT thermometer? I bet you have. Think about this. Dr. Carter;s video that you linked to on this very blog has been distributed to at least three different non AGW websites. Now that it’s out there it will never go away.
Thopsons’ Thermometer is something that every AGW advocate is aware of. It’s instantly recognizable to millions of people – and none of them know it’s a fraud.
Imagine a video with a Carter like character walking us all through Climate Audit’s deconstruction of it. Don’t need sets – just use Al Gore’s DVD projected on a blue screen, and maybe a few insets of where the damn thing came from – Thompsons paper – maybe an overlay to show it’s the same crapola.
And Walla – Viral video – You ever see Michelle Malkin on Hot Air?
I bet you it would have more veiwers in a week then Leo DeCaprio got altogether with “The 11th Hour”
We got a TV writers strike. At the Movies you have a choice between a number of Bush Bash movies or a number of Troop Bash movies.
The time is ripe.

November 30, 2007 10:20 pm

I guess you are just trying to smear James Hansen and Al Gore, who have nothing to do with these parties. The responsible people are Michael Griffin and his deputy. Your dishonesty stinks.
Reply: You mean like your own smear on Mitt Romney and Mormonism? No smears here, just poking a little fun. Note the category “fun_stuff”. Per seesdifferent’s own blog, it’s apparent there’s no sense of humor with this guy. There’s a difference between what you label as “dishonesty” and poking some fun.
The farce is strong with this one. 🙂

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