Texas livid over not getting gov't handout :-(

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    I thought the Republic of Texas didn't need anything from anybody???

    Texas lawmakers: NASA, we have a problem - CNN.com
    Wasn't Gov. Perry talking about secession last year anyway? :eusa_eh: :lol:
     
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    I don't know what pisses them off more, not getting the federal handout or that it may be going to New York.

    What it boils down to is that when push comes to shove these tough talking Conservatives have their hand out just like everyone else. :up:

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    Either of you two cackling magpies checked into how much it's going to cost to get this "handout"?
     
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    Actually, Johnson Space Center had more involvement in our space program than either New York or Los Angeles

    Houston got screwed
     
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    it is not a handout...but nice spin.
    They are not upset that they were not chosen to receive it.
    They are upset as to why they were not considered to receive it.
    And I agree.....there is no place for that type of childish game playing in Washington.
     
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    Let me guess. They're putting the shuttle in NY because of a liberal conspiracy?

    Maybe because NY has a bigger tourism industry than Houston does?
     
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    hmmm..so put it where it is NOT needed to increase tourism.

    Sounds like a plan.

    DO you even read what you write before you write it?
     
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    Maybe Houston is the home to our space program, and there's no good reason as to why they shouldn't be considered?

    Sounds to me like this whole thing is going to be done to curry favor with politicians to get their support on legislation.
     
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    I personally agree completely, Houston should get the shuttle.

    I just think it's pretty stupid to make a conspiracy out of it. There's a pretty simple explanation as to why it's going to NY: Tourism. The Intripid is already one of the biggest federally-owned tourist attractions in NY, this move will raise awareness and funding for NASA, which is clearly what they're trying to do.
     
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    NASA isn't trying to increasing NY's tourism, they're trying to take advantage of it.
     

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