Readers!
 

Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar below. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.


 

Regular readers can support Behind The Black with a contribution via paypal:
 


 

Or with a subscription with regular donations from your Paypal or credit card account:


 

If Paypal doesn't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
 

Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652


“He is incompetent, dishonest and not interested in the actual work of governing.”

Guess who: “He is incompetent, dishonest and not interested in the actual work of governing.”

Seems an apt and accurate description to me. And the man who wrote it was an Obama voter in 2008.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

4 comments

  • Despite the author’s curious claim to be a Democrat and an Independent, a well-reasoned take on POTUS. I never heard the “now the planet can heal line.” Not surprising, though, given Obama’s arrogance.

  • See this clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2pZSvq9bto&feature=related

    When I saw this four years ago, I knew Obama would be a failure as President. The arrogance and hubris was breathtaking. Unfortunately, the country was delusional, voting for this man not because of his qualifications or abilities but because of his skin color.

    A telling moment that showed this delusional state was after one of the debates. I watched one of Frank Luntz’s focus groups. He asked them if they were voting for Obama. Most raised their hands. He then asked them if any of them could name one thing Obama had done, either in the Senate or in Chicago. No one raised their hands. They knew nothing about him but his high minded words and his skin color, but that was enough.

  • Tribal thinking as Mamet puts it.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    I recall vividly the speech Obama gave about this being the moment that the oceans would cease their rise, the planet would be healed, etc. – it was the most stunning bit of self-aggrandizement I’ve ever seen. Truly, it was sickening, because I feared we were in danger of electing a man with Narcissisitic Personality Disorder. He was in effect proclaiming himself a Messiah. Nothing he has said or done these past 4 years has changed my opinion – in fact, he’s strengthened it. He’s proven repeatedly that he has a vastly inflated image of himself that simply does not comport with reality. Truly frightening…

Readers: the rules for commenting!

 

No registration is required. I welcome all opinions, even those that strongly criticize my commentary.

 

However, name-calling and obscenities will not be tolerated. First time offenders who are new to the site will be warned. Second time offenders or first time offenders who have been here awhile will be suspended for a week. After that, I will ban you. Period.

 

Note also that first time commenters as well as any comment with more than one link will be placed in moderation for my approval. Be patient, I will get to it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *