Precisely. Muchos gracias, mi amigo!Testify Sister Dana!
I had a similar argument the other day replete with a crazy tangent into sexist la-la land with the claim that rocket = phallus, NASA = mean old men, luna = women, science = sexual assault. I kid not. When I called my crazy friend on that, I was informed that women simply could not be sexist.
There was the exact same numerical failure, quoting billions of dollars to fly the rocket of evil, NASA's annual budget is around 17 billion, total. By comparison, Iraq is costing about 12 billion a month. Then there was the big problemsto solve here on earth/starving children nonsense. Mind you there was no answer to my question on what the odds would be of those 17 billion being put toward feeding the starving if NASA were shuttered.
I'm all for treehugging, eating local and organic, reducing carbon footprints etc but a lot of these folk don't seem to have the least clue of just how much their lives are materially and spiritually improved by offshoots of the space program and the research done with the meager dollars given to the dream of discovery.
Cheers mi amiga,
Oh, and PSA's crazy friend - women can definitely be sexist, as you proved beyond reasonable doubt. And it is women like you who have, at times, turned me into a misogynist.
Sometimes, I despair of my gender. At least until I find the same fuckwits infesting the other gender, and then simply turn to despairing of humanity instead...