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  •  thanks for an interesting diary (2+ / 0-)
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    freesia, BusyinCA

    LeftOfYou, I think you'd be pleased to have seen the number of Kossacks who stayed up liveblogging through the entire Curiosity landing.   Meteor Blades has also introduced it as a topic into the overnight open threads, and there's been plenty of interest.

    Then, there's the Romney quote at this link supplied by LeftOfYou:

    "NASA really represents the best that American private companies can accomplish.  The President probably wants you to think that the government deserves all the credit for this, but we know better my friends. This landing," concluded the former Governor, "was brought to you by the free market."
    I think techies all know that guy:  the imperious, clueless spreadsheet ranger who shows up in the facility spouting nonsense like the quote above, not even understanding that his natty suit makes him an object of derision among the techies.

    Excepting the most rabid Randroids, I think that quote could earn Willard a fair number of instant enemies in the tech community.

    Kossack techies, what do you think?

    •  Actually (2+ / 0-)
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      this just in, BusyinCA

      the diary at that link was snark and the quote is ironic, not factual. So far as I know, as I said, Romney hasn't spoken up about the mission nor have his campaign or surrogates done so either. They have relentlessly been staying on their chosen messages of "welfare reform is in danger" and "Obama's people are lying about poor Mitt". Since Mitt doesn't hardly ever talk to a reporter who would bring it up to him, I doubt Romney will mention the mission, unless events introduce the idea of funding things like the Curiosity Mission into the campaign. If enough people start fixating on the mission, the media will follow suit, especially if breakthrough discoveries come in the next three months. The GOP stands no chance of making hay from a popular mission but that's not true of Dems.

      The stain of Bain is wrecking Romney's name. h/t to Lerner & Lowe

      by LeftOfYou on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 08:16:11 PM PDT

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