11/21/08

We All Live In A Flying Submarine

This idea is about as surreal as a Beatles movie:
Last spring my dog Shady and I were walking across the bridge over Pleasure House Creek when I heard a disturbance in the water. I looked down and saw a Great Blue Heron breaking the water's surface. The heron flicked the water from its wings, flapped them, and went flying down the creek about two feet above the surface.

Impressive, I thought. Boy, wouldn't the weapons procurement nimrods at the Pentagon like to get their mitts on technology that could do that?

Thus it was that I reacted with both amusement and horror to an email notice I received in October from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) offering federal grant money for "a feasibility study and experiments to prove out the possibility of making an aircraft that can maneuver underwater."

In other words, DARPA wants to pay someone to come up with a phony baloney argument that says it's possible to make a flying submarine.
And Jeff Huber over at Pen and Sword says that DARPA only wants to spend $3,000,000,000.00 to come up with the argument that it can be done...

Kind of sums up this countries priorities under the last 8 years of failed Neoconservative terrorist stewardship. They live in a drug induced fantasy world - their drug of choice is power - of reckless and senseless stupidity with ideas that are aimlessly leading to nowhere. Idiotic ideas that need to be sunk because they will never fly in the real world. Never mind that they are wasting money on a "solution to problem" that doesn't exist...

3 comments:

Rocky said...

I hope whoever does it makes sure it is painted yellow.
Thanks for the video.

CT Bob said...

A flying sub? That's 40-year old technology you got there!

Flying Sub

a rose is a rose said...

i love blue herons. we have them in the ponds at work (i personally don't work in the ponds mind you).

i'd love to see one or two in a flyin' sub. one which plays beatles music exclusively!