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Mooning The Memory: A Silly Little Man vs A Legend

Blogger SooperMexican notes the odd way Barack Obama chose to commemorate the passing of space pioneer US Astronaut Neil Armstrong. This is the photo (and caption) that they chose to post on Obama's 2012 Tumblr website...

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SooperMexican points out the photo was taken in April. Obama pretty much put the last nail in this nation's manned space program by putting us at the mercy of Russia's space program while converting NASA to a Muslim outreach program. Armstrong was one of those US Astronauts (current or retired) very unhappy with all of this.

And a side note here ... I am not the only one finding, at the very least, the particular phase of the Moon and the star (Venus) an odd choice. But hey, as long as Obama can insert himself into any given situation at any given time, it's all good.

Footnote ... Yes, I know the Armstrong Family statement asked folks to look up at the Moon and remember Neil Armstrong. But as I pointed out, the photo is from last April, way before the man passed away. If Obama insisted on this type of homage couldn't he have at least had a new Moon shot taken? It's not like he would have needed to fly Air Force One over some big city, say NYC, at the cost of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars. A simple digital 35mm from one of his AP/Reuter photog-buddies would have sufficed.

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