17 thoughts on “Our Next National Park?

  1. Tony July 11, 2013 / 11:58 am

    Dear congress. Space is cool and all, but we have enough issues currently to keep you busy here on Earth. How about instead of a national park on the moon, we put one up in Uranus.

  2. Donald R. Shaffer July 11, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    A nice idea, but let’s make this an international park under UN jurisdiction.

    • Al Mackey July 12, 2013 / 6:11 am

      I’m all for that as soon as the UN kicks in some reimbursement money for the cost of our getting there. 🙂

  3. ian duncanson July 11, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    Just two more Democrats looking to spend money.

  4. M.D. Blough July 11, 2013 / 3:22 pm

    Well, at least it would be a national park where you wouldn’t be torn to shreds by local interests. 🙂

  5. SF Walker July 11, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    I wonder where they’re going to build the Visitor Center for this one? Will there be a parking fee?

    • Al Mackey July 12, 2013 / 6:12 am

      Visitor Center at Cape Canaveral. Parking by the week is a nominal fee, but the bus fee to get to the park is outrageous.

  6. Jimmy Dick July 11, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    Any bets on whether or not the Teabaggers will insert wording to prevent aliens from entry in that park?

    • ian duncanson July 11, 2013 / 8:29 pm

      Just illegal aliens.

  7. Bob Nelson July 11, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Fantastic. I’ve already submitted a proposal for concession stands and a water slide park. LOL It’s such as this that give the late night comedians such great fodder when it comes to Congress. It’s just plain silly. On the other hand, it’s not going to cost much to “name” a National Park. It’s not like we’re going to put up a visitor center, manicure the grounds, build monuments or give guided tours. This from a guy who paid $50 thirty years ago to have a star in some obscure galaxy named for his wife. Now where the hell did I put the plans for that water slide?

  8. neukomment July 11, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    I actually think there is some legitimate concern that appears to be driving this proposal, but am not nessecarily convinced national park status is the answer. With the increasing possibility of private or corporate space exploration and exploitation, such concerns will at some point need to be addressed.

  9. Ray July 12, 2013 / 7:20 am

    Don’t feed the bears and be sure to import some wolves.

  10. Robert Carter July 12, 2013 / 10:24 am

    I hear DKG has been contacted about giving the inaugural address.

  11. John Foskett July 12, 2013 / 10:25 am

    The Superintendancy interest might be appropriate, since that’s where Sid and Geno were playing during the Eastern Conf. finals and it’s the home turf of Flower. 🙂

  12. Barky July 13, 2013 / 6:07 pm

    We’ll have a Starbucks there first.

  13. Brooks Rowlett July 13, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Does nobody remember that the US signed the Outer Space Treaty which forbids any kind of territorial claims on the moon? To do this would be a treaty violation.

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 13, 2013 / 9:25 pm

      Some of us have not … which is why the proposal seemed grounded in profound ignorance. But that never prevents some people from acting as they do.

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