Saturday, 16 May 2020


Ahead of the United States Armed Forces Day, falling on the third Saturday in May, Trump used the occasion to unveil the standard for their new branch, the Space Force (previously here and here) with calls to bring him a super-duper rocket, presumably to position the country first for the land grab and claims jumping when it comes to prospecting in space.
This flagging ceremony occurs with approaching ninety thousand deaths in America from COVID-19, many of which can be attributed directly to his negligence and mismanagement with some forty million jobless for a country that can budget for a knock-off Star Fleet that’s an anathema to everything Star Trek stands for but can’t deliver healthcare or job security nor foster the imagination.  We truly are in the dumbest timeline.