This just in from the Tucson branch via Shelby McBride
Wow – I can’t believe TusCon is only a few days away!
Tucson may not seem like much to outsiders, but you'll never find a deeper sense of community. Especially when it comes to the arts, when you've got a theater like The Loft and the original home of Bookmans, just can't lose. For three years, The Loft has hosted our screenings with a wonderful social atmosphere that our first year ranked as one of the highest grossing CSTS screenings on the planet.
I keep trying to let this story fade, but Colbert keeps finding a way to make it news! As you may have heard, it's become a congressional issue since congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) declared his support. Now our own Tucson Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) hit back mocking the whole thing. This of course spurred Colbert, who won the NASA vote by "almost twice as many votes as [she] got to win [her] district in 2006," to insult the city of Tucson in his own unique way saying "You, miss pink sweater set, are just jealous because I'm gonna have a space node, and all you're gonna have is half of Tucson - and not even the good half. I'm kidding. There is no good half."
The congresswoman by the way is married to an astronaut and is an outspoken supporter of NASA. There's no objective reason to believe that "Serenity" is remotely a factor in the argument. Still, astronauts have been known to be Browncoats so I'm gonna do some research and get back to you on that.