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20 June 2002 @ 04:31 pm
No, not the game.

Apparently there was a very near miss last week.

The article says that it was a "is a lightweight among asteroids and incapable of causing damage on a global scale." Well that depends, what happens if it were to hit in a paranoid trigger happy country with nukes and an easy to blame/jump to conclusions target? Like say India or Pakistan. Or what about China? They weren't so happy with us aiming our nukes at them and might jump to some conclusions of their own.

And then of course there's America. I can just imagine the headlines.

"A terrorist asteroid struck New York City on Friday June 14th. President Bush, in accordance with his policy that "those who harbor terrorists will be treated like terrorists," has declared war on Mother Nature. Immediate retaliatory drilling will begin in Alaska, soon to be followed by strip-mining and clear cutting action in areas yet to be named. He has also placed a bill before congress to rollback emissions standards to 1965 levels."
Eldridlokechild on June 20th, 2002 08:28 pm (UTC)
*giggles* That's classic.
stephanie m. clarksonthespian on June 20th, 2002 09:03 pm (UTC)
You and I in a little toy shop
Buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got
Set them free at the break of dawn
'Til one by one, they were gone
Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message, "Something's out there"
Floating in the summer sky
99 red balloons go by

99 red balloons floating in the summer sky
Panic bells, it's red alert
There's something here from somewhere else
The war machine springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky
Where 99 red balloons go by

99 Decision Street, 99 ministers meet
To worry, worry, super-scurry
Call the troops out in a hurry
This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is war
The president is on the line
As 99 red balloons go by...