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Opening Arguments

Moon shot

Boy, the "Are we there yet, Daddy?" whinings on a trip to this park would really become unbearable:

Two House Democrats have proposed legislation that would establish a national historical park on the surface of the moon to mark where the Apollo missions landed between 1969 and 1972.

The bill from Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) would create the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park. The park would be comprised of all artifacts left on the surface of the moon from the Apollo 11 through 17 missions.

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The measure would allow the government to accept donations from companies and foreign governments to help manage the landing sites and "provide visitor services and administrative facilities within reasonable proximity to the Historical Park."

The federal government. A national park on the moon. What else is there to say? Well, thank God there will be visitor services "in close proximity," or else the hell with it, I just won't go.

Hey, let's find a black hole to make a national park to commemorate the national debt.