Saturday, November 06, 2021

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "For All Pigkind no.2: To Oligarchy, And Beyond!"

From Mike Flugennock, DC's anarchist cartoonist -

"For All Pigkind no. 2: To Oligarchy, And Beyond!"

So, Jeff Bezos thinks he can tug at my old Boomer heartstrings by 
sending up 90 year-old William Shatner (and his toupee) on Blue 
Origin's latest suborbital joyride, while continuing to shit on his 
workers and dodge taxes. Meanwhile, Elon Musk has opened new vistas in 
whiny excuses for not paying taxes on his obscene wealth by puking up 
a bunch of balloon juice about Mars and "the light of consciousness". 
Nice try, guys — but, no. Also a big "no" to these guys at the Space 
Review trying to spin it as an important insight into the effects of 
microgravity on old rich and famous people.

And elsewhere in the Space Review, one of their regulars can't shut up 
about the "normalization of space tourism" — for anyone who's so 
goddamn rich they have the price of a long weekend at the ISS lying 
around under their sofa cushions.


"How space tourism could affect older people" by Nick Caplan and 
Christopher Newman at The Space Review, 10.25.2021

"The normalization of space tourism" by Jeff Foust at The Space 
Review, 10.18.2021

"Elon Musk criticized the billionaire's tax once again, and said he 
would use the money to get to Mars" by Ben Gilbert at Markets Insider, 

"How Much Elon Musk And Jeff Bezos Saved After Joe Manchin Scuttled 
Democrats' Tax Proposal" by Giacomo Tognini at Forbes, 10.29.2021

"Bezos Wants to Create a Better Future in Space. His Company Blue 
Origin Is Stuck in a Toxic Past" By: Alexandra Abrams, Former Head of 
Blue Origin Employee Communications, and 20 other Blue Origin 
employees, 09.30.2021

"Blue Origin sends William Shatner to the Final Frontier", William 
Harwood at Spaceflight Now, 10.13.2021

"My plan is to use the money to get humanity to Mars and preserve the 
light of consciousness"
— Elon Musk @elonmusk on Twitter, 10.28.2021

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