mccain and the $3 Million Adler Planetarium “Overhead Projector” Debate Attack

While I ignored the majority of mccain’s attacks during the debate – because they are lame and he is rapidly dying – I didn’t know his continuous jabs regarding the projector were completely ridiculous.

“One of its most popular attractions and teaching tools at the Adler Planetarium is the Sky Theater. The projection equipment in this theater is 40 years old, and is no longer supported with parts or service by the manufacturer. It has begun to fail, leaving the theater dark and groups of school students and other interested museum-goers without this very valuable and exciting learning experience.

McCain’s phrase suggests Obama spent $3 million on an old-fashioned piece of office equipment that projects charts and text on a wall screen. In fact, the money was for an overhaul of the theater system that projects images of stars and planets for educational shows.”

Yes, outside of the best view of the Chicago skyline, the Adler Planetarium is one of the lamest Chicago attractions.   But, it receives some high foot traffic from schools in the hopes that such a visit somehow kick starts student interest in science.  That seems like a pretty important initiative.

Jason, thank you.

P.S.  As the link above highlights, the project was never funded.  Way to go mccain – you senile bastard.

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