Newt Gingrich Promises U.S. Moon Base by 2020, But There’s a Catch

During his recent visit to Florida Newt Gingrich told supporters,  “By the end of 2020, we will have the first continuous propulsion system in space capable of getting to Mars in a remarkably short time, because I am sick of being told we have to be timid and I am sick of being told we have to be limited in technologies that are 50 years old.” He also said that he will allow American residents of the moon to petition for statehood when they reached a population of 13,000. But sources say that the real reason Newt Gingrich doesn’t want to etch his legacy in stone but in moon rock. Newt Gingrich has a plan to make a monument that is more vast than his ego, he plans to initiate the first lunar monument to be called the Newt Gingrich Lunar Monument Park. He plans to build the monument with use of corporate donations and he has also promised several corporations the right to place their logos on the moon so it can be seen on the Earth. Can you imagine a giant golden arches or a BP logo that can be seen on a clear night or perhaps a Kraft logo after all the moon is made of cheese, right.

Unfortunately for Newt the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which was pitched by the USSR, UK, and USA states; “the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries and shall be the province of all mankind; outer space shall be free for exploration and use by all States and outer space is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.” Which means Newt’s galactic  pipe dreams are as illegal as his lobbying activities.


 

If  Newt Gingrich’s plan some how manifested by some bizarre quirk of fate we need to ask ourselves whether the inhabitants of Newt’s Lunar colony should be called Lunatics or just Loonies. Whatever the case we can sure bet that this bizarre idea from Newt Gingrich is from the dark side of the loon.

 

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