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Appointed Jan. 8, Cruz is expected to be confirmed to the new role by the end of the month as one of many changes to the new Republican-controlled Congress. But the Republican senator's words and actions during his time in office have painted him to be a far cry from an advocate for the sciences, leaving many concerned about the future of space and science funding.
"'Net Neutrality' is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government."
"The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming. Contrary to all the theories that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn't happened."
"You know, back in the '70s — I remember the '70s, we were told there was global cooling. And everyone was told global cooling was a really big problem. And then that faded."
"You always have to be worried about something that is considered a so-called scientific theory that fits every scenario. Climate change, as they have defined it, can never be disproved, because whether it gets hotter or whether it gets colder, whatever happens, they'll say, well, it's changing, so it proves our theory."
"I was disappointed that Bruce Willis was not available to be a fifth witness on the panel. There probably is no doubt that actually Hollywood has done more to focus attention on this issue than perhaps a thousand congressional hearings could do."
"I wondered if at some point we were going to see a tall gentleman in a mechanical breathing apparatus come forward and say in a deep voice say, "Mike Lee, I am your father" … and just like in "Star Wars" movies the empire will strike back."
"The authorizing committees are free to set their agency budgets, and that includes NASA."
"Each day I learn what a scoundrel I am."
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: theNLBS
This is a damned outrage! Who is responsible for this utter madness?
HOW THE HELL DID THAT STUNTED INVERTEBRATE MORON BECOME THE OVERSEER OF NASA?
originally posted by: sirlancelot
maybe he can get NASA doing science stuff and not muslim crap?