September 29, 2015

Politico and the Democrats Now Politicizing Mars
— Ace

Yesterday, there was a lot of #ScienceLoving over NASA's report that its satellites suggest (their word; not "prove") that there is flowing water on Mars -- not just water trapped in the caps as has long been believed, but "very briny" water flowing down its mountain peaks and leaving dark furrows as it goes.

Fun news.

Politico immediately turned it into a political matter -- a chance for liberals to self-promote "I f*cking love science so hard" -- by misleading its audience about a Rush Limbaugh riff.

Their claim:

Rush Limbaugh pans evidence of water on Mars as part of 'leftist agenda'
By ELIZA COLLINS 09/28/15 06:13 PM EDT

He said no such thing, of course. He did not posit a conspiracy, as this headline (and the tweet that promoted it) suggests.


Flowing water on Mars? That's just part of the liberal agenda, Rush Limbaugh says.

Nope! Not what he said.

The conservative radio talk show host addressed NASA’s announcement on Monday that it had found evidence of flowing water on present-day Mars, and -- spoiler alert --he doesn't believe it.

Also, not what he said.

"OK so there's flowing water on Mars. Yip yip yip yahoo. Hey, you know me, I'm science 101, big time guy, tech advance it, you know it, I'm all in. But, NASA has been corrupted by the current regime," Limbaugh said on his show, according to Media Matters. "Don't know how long it's going to take, but this news that there is flowing water on Mars is somehow going to find its way into a technique to advance the leftist agenda."

Limbaugh did not say he didn't believe the news, nor that the finding was itself part of the leftist agenda -- but that it would immediately be used to advance the leftist agenda.

As Media Matters immediately did, and then Politico did, quoting them.

I mean, Rush was totally, totally wrong, wasn't he?

Wasn't he?



Posted by: Ace at 11:29 AM | Comments (430)
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1 TRANS POWER!!!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 29, 2015 11:30 AM (E5UB0)

2 first?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 29, 2015 11:30 AM (AkOaV)

3 ::glares at caitlyn jenner::

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 29, 2015 11:31 AM (AkOaV)

4 2nd?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 29, 2015 11:31 AM (E5UB0)

5 Flows into first?

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at September 29, 2015 11:31 AM (vgIRn)

6 Curses.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at September 29, 2015 11:31 AM (vgIRn)

7 oh well, the day's not a total waste.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 29, 2015 11:31 AM (E5UB0)

8 Harry, it's karma. You emasculated me last time.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 29, 2015 11:32 AM (E5UB0)

9 Science says that drinking excessive amounts of alcohol is bad for your health.

Science says so, Hillary.

Science.

Posted by: Phinn at September 29, 2015 11:32 AM (DLUnW)

10 quick someone call Ahmed the clockmaker so he can whip us up a Mars lander. oh right, Islamophobia, yeah

Posted by: brak at September 29, 2015 11:32 AM (xwPSp)

11 RED Planet, Ace. RED. Of course its political.

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at September 29, 2015 11:32 AM (3ZtZW)

12 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at September 29, 2015 11:33 AM (SEFXb)

13 This all happened because of Presdent obama's leadership and correcting the Bush fiasco of 8 years. We are so proud of you Presdent obama, so proud !!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at September 29, 2015 11:33 AM (EIFYf)

14 Does Mars have a permit for that "briny" discharge?

Posted by: EPA at September 29, 2015 11:33 AM (Hd5n8)

15 This is the way to take a nap: https://vine.co/v/h5bjVK2UBaZ

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at September 29, 2015 11:33 AM (iQIUe)

16 And Politico will probably run with the Cilizza piece in the thread below, decrying all that right-wing demonization of the media, while they politicize the news to demonize the right-wing.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 29, 2015 11:34 AM (oVJmc)

17 Oh, also, what I think Rush meant (and I think he will be 100% vindicated in thinking this) is that this flowing / frozen water situation will somehow tie back in to global warming and socialism. And i almost guarantee it. It will go something like, "Scientists now believe that high levels of Co2 caused all of the ice guys on mars to melt, and that led to... ...which is why some see such urgency in banning coal power plants"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 29, 2015 11:34 AM (AkOaV)

18 We could always use a few more bricks.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 29, 2015 11:34 AM (qCMvj)

19 Partisans trying to destroy trust in the media again. Sigh.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2015 11:34 AM (OGm46)

20 Does Mars have a permit for that "briny" discharge? ======== We're sending antibiotics.

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at September 29, 2015 11:34 AM (3ZtZW)

21 There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to Democrats.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 29, 2015 11:35 AM (W5DcG)

22 To hell with Mars. Uranus is where the action is.

Posted by: Weasel at September 29, 2015 11:35 AM (e3bId)

23 I made love to Science so hard it couldn't science for a whole week.

Posted by: hmitchell3rd at September 29, 2015 11:35 AM (3YCXd)

24 For the sake of Gaia's brother,, let's institute Global warming controls on Mars or the water will dry up!!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein's brother Bill at September 29, 2015 11:35 AM (cgZPg)

25 Wanna hear some science? Pull my finger.

Posted by: JOE JOE BIDEN[/i] [/b] at September 29, 2015 11:35 AM (JmGFJ)

26 This flowing water on Mars theory was advanced years ago and there were pictures on wired.com and space.com showing something you and I would call 'mud slides' during spring thaw. Whether or not it was frozen CO2 evaporating in the spring sun, or water ice, there was evidence of something that looked like a California mudslide after a fire and heavy rains. That was years ago, several years ago.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 29, 2015 11:36 AM (FETr8)

27 Pic of Ahmed's Mars lander : http://tinyurl.com/q2t79u2

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 29, 2015 11:36 AM (TJCSB)

28 How do we know it isn't gin and tonics flowing on Mars?

Posted by: Fritz at September 29, 2015 11:36 AM (UzPAd)

29 We're sending antibiotics. Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow Hold the MMR vaccinations.

Posted by: Jenny McCarthy at September 29, 2015 11:36 AM (awspb)

30 There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science.{/i] Say computer science, for instance.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 29, 2015 11:36 AM (659DL)

31 Remember when NASA said they found life living in arsenic? Maybe we should check what they do...

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 29, 2015 11:36 AM (WlG0e)

32 PIAPS sCiEnCe!!11!!1 tweet. Statements of the blindingly obvious, to be taken as profound by the indoctrinated. Jesus H. Keee-ryst

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at September 29, 2015 11:36 AM (7rAXc)

33 Of course it's political. Mars is the male god of war. He's always putting that briny discharge in Venus, too.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 29, 2015 11:36 AM (JtwS4)

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 29, 2015 11:36 AM (659DL)

35 There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science. Can I ask questions about how three trees in the Urals are supposed to have been representative of global temperature? Or about sediment series being flipped if their trends are inconvenient?

Posted by: Listen to Science! at September 29, 2015 11:37 AM (ZtFr+)

36 Whitey's on Mars!?!?!?!

Posted by: eleven at September 29, 2015 11:37 AM (rjtGa)

37 Republican President = "All that money wasted while people are starving to death in the streets"

Democrat President = "I Fucking Love Science, Die Right-Wingarz!"

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 29, 2015 11:37 AM (oVJmc)

38 I bet Mars smells like ass

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at September 29, 2015 11:37 AM (3ZtZW)

39 Shrug

Posted by: Atlas at September 29, 2015 11:37 AM (cgxNI)

40 Dammit, now the      American flag is going to get wet.

Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee at September 29, 2015 11:37 AM (oEDuY)

41 Oh great it's all a plot to allow Martians to invade us wanting hand outs.

Posted by: Skip at September 29, 2015 11:37 AM (WcAm2)

42

Listen to Science?  What does that even mean?  Science is a thing with a mouth?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 29, 2015 11:37 AM (dFi94)

43 Don't know why, don't know how he got there, yes part of his schtick is to be corny pompous.... but over the years I have become convinced Rush is a genius. He is always right in the long run if not immediately. Always. It's uncanny.

Posted by: azjaeger at September 29, 2015 11:38 AM (dJ1Sq)

44 38 Uranus smells like ass!

Posted by: Weasel at September 29, 2015 11:38 AM (e3bId)

45 Sure, I believe it. The media couldn't say it if it wasn't true. That's the law.

Posted by: jwest at September 29, 2015 11:38 AM (Zs4uk)

46 "very briny" water flowing down its mountain peaks and leaving dark furrows as it goes. Go on...

Posted by: Marsophiliac at September 29, 2015 11:38 AM (0cMkb)

47 hmm, AVG just caught at threat- Exploit Java exploit (type 2922). Any else have this happen? Just wondered in case it was from here or some link here then people should be warned.

Posted by: Farmer at September 29, 2015 11:38 AM (3hlFs)

48 We have water on Earth, and it's a lot closer.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 11:38 AM (PJ0bc)

49 Hillary's not so hot on computer science.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 29, 2015 11:39 AM (oVJmc)

50 American fixation on the Red Planet is the first omen. The daughters of SMOD come next. BTW the fatality count is up over a thousand at the hadj: http://tinyurl.com/qy42rzr

Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker at September 29, 2015 11:39 AM (2HKBm)

51 Of course it's political. Mars is the male god of war. He's always putting that briny discharge in Venus Uranus, too. Accuracy and all.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 29, 2015 11:39 AM (SEFXb)

52 Politico used to be a freeby on the streets of DC. Does anyone besides wannabe politicos actually pay attention to it? It comments section seems to be a sounding board for bored interns.

Posted by: Wendy at September 29, 2015 11:39 AM (bpemY)

53 Rush was talking about one of the scientists who claimed that there were oceans of water on Mars, and that some unknown global climate catastrophe caused the ocean to disappear. Which is what we face here on earth; a global climate catastrophe that will cause the oceans to disappear just like they did on Mars and we will all die if we don't do something about man made pollution of our fragile ecology. It's science.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 29, 2015 11:39 AM (FETr8)

54 Fun news. It's bullshit. Nothing is on Mars. Mars, like the Moon, like all the other 8 planets, is a barren wasteland of nothingness.

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at September 29, 2015 11:39 AM (H9gvv)

55 The environment on Mars probably is a result of both Global Warming, Global Climate Changes, and Global Cooling all happening at the same time.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at September 29, 2015 11:39 AM (EIFYf)

56 Get your glass to Mahs. Bzzt. Get you glass to Mahs. Bzzt. Get your glass to Mash. Bzzt.

Posted by: rdbrewer at September 29, 2015 11:39 AM (Iyg03)

57 What are the people of Uranus called? Uranupotamians?

Posted by: Weasel at September 29, 2015 11:39 AM (e3bId)

58 Let's send Ahmad the genius clock boy and his family to check it out. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:40 AM (FsuaD)

59 I've heard great things about the novel The Martian. Interesting that NASA makes this announcement just before the movie version comes out starring Matt Damon of all people...

Posted by: Max Power at September 29, 2015 11:40 AM (q177U)

60 BTW the fatality count is up over a thousand at the hadj: Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker You're welcome.

Posted by: Mossad at September 29, 2015 11:40 AM (awspb)

61 We have water on Earth, and it's a lot closer.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 04:38 PM (PJ0bc)

========================



That was my first thought too.  We don't have enough here?  We have to go all the way to Mars to get it?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 29, 2015 11:40 AM (dFi94)

62 "Heh heh heh conservatives Rush are stooopid. They don't even get science like we do." - MSM

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at September 29, 2015 11:40 AM (NOIQH)

63 If it flows, Tax it!

Posted by: Democrats at September 29, 2015 11:40 AM (DUoqb)

64 No Shrillary, NASA hasn't discovered water on Mars. That's not what they said. Shit, she can't even understand a simple sentence, but she's teh World's Smahtest Womyn. #WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 11:40 AM (LUgeY)

65 Any word of briny discharge from Uranus?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 11:40 AM (PJ0bc)

66 So there really are canals?

Posted by: H.G.Wellallrighty at September 29, 2015 11:41 AM (W5DcG)

67 "There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science." - Hillary Clinton "We're all over that Mrs. Clinton." - FBI Computer Forensics Team

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Weep in Victory at the Outrage Outlet! at September 29, 2015 11:41 AM (hLRSq)

68 There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science. Well, until the 1974 New Left (D)Marxist Congress decided they no likey me.

Posted by: Apollo Program at September 29, 2015 11:41 AM (7rAXc)

69

Brine Infused Martian Mud + Clock

Imagine the possibilities.

Posted by: Ahmed - The Muslim Marconi

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 11:41 AM (kdS6q)

70 Better send the EPA to check it out.  Just to be sure.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:41 AM (FsuaD)

71 SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 29, 2015 11:41 AM (DUoqb)

72 I have a question for NASA. Why was a planet named after a candy bar? We think Presdent Obama should change the name to something honoring the achievements of Gays and Lesbians throughout history.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at September 29, 2015 11:41 AM (EIFYf)

73 Water was discovered on Mars in 1505 buy Christians said no way dude and executed the heretic who made the discovery.

Posted by: Neil deGrasse Tyson at September 29, 2015 11:41 AM (TJCSB)

74 70 Better send the EPA to check it out. Just to be sure. Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 04:41 PM (FsuaD) Let's send the whole freaken agency

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 29, 2015 11:42 AM (DUoqb)

75 I fucking love science* (*Unless its nuclear power, energy extraction, fracing, gmos, vaccinations, true global temperatures, etc.)

Posted by: Jollyroger at September 29, 2015 11:42 AM (t06LC)

76 That was my first thought too. We don't have enough here? We have to go all the way to Mars to get it? ========== Send Evian up there to bottle and market it

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at September 29, 2015 11:42 AM (3ZtZW)

77 Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 29, 2015 04:39 PM (FETr You left your SUV double parked on Mars?

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at September 29, 2015 11:42 AM (7rAXc)

78 Send the Burro of Land Management also.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 11:42 AM (PJ0bc)

79 Those are all great examples of the Telephone Game Media in action. It'd be funny if it weren't so scary. If they were all clinically deaf, I could understand it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 11:42 AM (LUgeY)

80 Hope there aren't any actual...Martians...up there to piss off.

That's all we need. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:43 AM (FsuaD)

81 it's not like leftists were always bitching about the money spent going to moon, except they did bitch about it at every milestone.

Posted by: X at September 29, 2015 11:43 AM (57fhp)

82 They didn't actually find water. They found ground that appears to recently had water flow over it. With an atmosphere 95% CO2, you'd think all the water would have evaporated and caused catastrophic climate change to Mars. We should nuke that pollution filled planet before we all die from the CO2 escaping from the atmosphere and contaminating Earth.

Posted by: jlcurran at September 29, 2015 11:43 AM (7+tbn)

83 I swear to Christ, I made a comment here a few years ago wondering if we were past due for yet another "water on Mars/Moon!" story. Does everyone have a short memory span? These water stories come out every couple of years.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 11:43 AM (H9gvv)

84 I have a question for NASA. Why was a planet named after a candy bar? We think Presdent Obama should change the name to something honoring the achievements of Gays and Lesbians throughout history. Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at September 29, 2015 04:41 PM (EIFYf) FYI A man who is extremely in love with themselves. They may wear fake tan or go on the sunbeds. Look at that Mars Bar over there with his fake tan on.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 29, 2015 11:43 AM (DUoqb)

85 74 70 Better send the EPA to check it out. Just to be sure. Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 04:41 PM (FsuaD) *turns on Monitor wipers*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (7rAXc)

86 "There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science." - Hillary Clinton I don't know this science fellow, where does he work? So much of what is reported as "science" nowadays is some idiot's interpretation of science. Like climate change "models". That are wrong. Or some politician who has no scientific training lecturing us about the world's end.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (NOIQH)

87 Science, Bitchez!  It's on our side, not like those troglodytes in the GOP!

Posted by: Hillarity Clinton at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (so+oy)

88 Nothing is on Mars. Mars, like the Moon, like all the other 8 planets, is a barren wasteland of nothingness. Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at September 29, 2015 04:39 PM (H9gvv) So, just like Detroit.

Posted by: Jollyroger at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (t06LC)

89 What are the people of Uranus called? Uranupotamians? Posted by: Weasel at September 29, 2015 04:39 PM (e3bId) Sphinctroids. It's Latin.

Posted by: filbert at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (/j9PE)

90 Those are all great examples of the Telephone Game Media in action. It'd be funny if it weren't so scary. If they were all clinically deaf, I could understand it. Posted by: BackwardsBoy It's the telephone game and Media Matters is the little asshole who intentionally screws up the message.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (awspb)

91 da fuk is "listen to science" anyway? You don't 'listen' to it, you DO it. scrunt.

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (3ZtZW)

92 BTW the fatality count is up over a thousand at the hadj: Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker You're welcome. Posted by: Mossad Thank you sir! May we have another?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (v9gSJ)

93 Which schmucks get the job of writing tweets for Hillary Clinton?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (cgZPg)

94 82 I get that in the bathroom after I shower.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (PJ0bc)

95 Wasn't it President I Love Science that ended the shuttle program and, thus, all US-based manned spaceflight?

Posted by: AmishDude at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (Xd2w5)

96 NASA has made convenient announcements of HUGE BREAKTHROUGHS OMG at convenient times to not have them be quite what was claimed.

Is it time to troll for funding again?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (oVJmc)

97 Meanwhile, I've heard no fewer than ten separate times in the last week from Bay Area liberals about Jim Inhofe saying that global warming can't possibly be true because the Bible contains God's promise of continued warm and cold seasons.

I'm about as huge an AGW skeptic as you can find, but I do wish sometimes that the socon bloc would just shut up about this stuff. There are plenty of wholly legitimate, factual and Earthly reasons to critique the "settled science" of global warming without dragging religious angles into it.

What then happens is that I start talking to people here about flawed computer models, and tinkered historical temperature records, and glaring mistakes in "pal reviewed" papers, and the response is HAW HAW HAW YOU DUMB-ASS TRAILER-TRASH MOUTH-BREATHER GO TALK TO YOUR BUMPKIN BIBLE BUDDIES LIKE INHOFE ABOUT THAT CRAP.

It has had the effect of providing the left with an easy out on debating. I would prefer to deny them that.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2015 11:44 AM (noWW6)

98 They didn't actually find water. They found ground that appears to recently had water flow over it.
=============================




Some moron probably spilled his drink.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at September 29, 2015 11:45 AM (dFi94)

99 What does global climate catastrophe look like? Mars can help answer that question. article dated November 28, 2013 http://nasaviz.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11372

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 29, 2015 11:45 AM (FETr8)

100 Does everyone have a short memory span? These water stories come out every couple of years. === *waves hands* we don't have time for this memory stuff!

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at September 29, 2015 11:45 AM (3ZtZW)

101



Oh, and DNA on a dress?  Republican conspiracy! 

Posted by: The Hillabeast, duck they are shooting at us at September 29, 2015 11:45 AM (jJRIy)

102 They didn't actually find water. They found ground that appears to recently had water flow over it. Yeah, but the Low Info Dummies get fed There's Water On Mars!! on the science-loving bullshit media. Just like OMG We Unearthed A New Dinosaur!! and it turns out to be a partial bone...maybe...of something.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 11:45 AM (H9gvv)

103 I'm so fucking obsessed with Science that I follow it home from work every night and watch it through its bathroom window when it takes a shower.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 29, 2015 11:45 AM (8ZskC)

104 da fuk is "listen to science" anyway? You don't 'listen' to it, you DO it. scrunt. Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at September 29, 2015 04:44 PM (3ZtZW) No, no, you DO listen to science! It speaks. In tongues. In your MIND. Sexually, too. That's the tongue part.

Posted by: filbert at September 29, 2015 11:45 AM (/j9PE)

105 Listen, to what the Science people say. Listen, it's getting louder every day...

Posted by: Axeman at September 29, 2015 11:45 AM (2mC6G)

106 OT: Holy crap. Jonah Goldberg's wife cowrote BOTH Rubio's and Carly's latest books. Ah, what a tangled web we weave...

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 11:46 AM (q5APL)

107 2/3 of the Earth is covered in water.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 11:46 AM (PJ0bc)

108 The Martian comes out THIS WEEK.

Posted by: Max Power at September 29, 2015 11:46 AM (q177U)

109 This could easily be an update to the previous post. And the media wonder why nobody trusts them...

Posted by: Chi at September 29, 2015 11:46 AM (0i3w2)

110 Everyone here knows how much I love #SCIENCE https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/648567186714435584

Posted by: kbdabear at September 29, 2015 11:46 AM (GrXXa)

111 Let the EPA do to the water on Mars, what they did to the river in Colorado.

Posted by: biscuiteater at September 29, 2015 11:46 AM (GXRyn)

112 Ah, what a tangled web we weave...

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 04:46 PM (q5APL)


This is yugghhh!

Posted by: The Hillabeast, duck they are shooting at us at September 29, 2015 11:46 AM (jJRIy)

113 This discovery is another of NASA's Muslim Outreach Program.

Some idiot probably thinks Mars had an ancient, highly advanced, civilization.  Based on Islam.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:47 AM (FsuaD)

114 Nothing is on Mars. Mars, like the Moon, like all the other 8 planets, is a barren wasteland of nothingness. Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at September 29, 2015 04:39 PM (H9gvv) So, just like Detroit. More like a Best Buy store.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 11:47 AM (H9gvv)

115 OT: Holy crap. Jonah Goldberg's wife cowrote BOTH Rubio's and Carly's latest books. Ah, what a tangled web we weave... Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 04:46 PM (q5APL) I wasn't supposed to say this but . . . Jonah Goldberg's wife . . . is . . . Ace.

Posted by: filbert at September 29, 2015 11:47 AM (/j9PE)

116 *sigh* What am I, a red-headed stepchild? They ALWAYS ignore me for some reason, while they can't love SCIENCE enough.

Posted by: MATH at September 29, 2015 11:47 AM (NOIQH)

117 I really hope The Martian gets a shitty Cinemascore score.

Posted by: Max Power at September 29, 2015 11:47 AM (q177U)

118 We should send all of the muslims to Mars.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 11:47 AM (PJ0bc)

119 Jonah Goldberg's wife cowrote BOTH Rubio's and Carly's latest books. Ah, what a tangled web we weave... Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 04:46 PM (q5APL) Really?!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 29, 2015 11:47 AM (AkOaV)

120 107 2/3 of the Earth is covered in water.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 04:46 PM (PJ0bc)

This is Yugghhhe!

Posted by: The Clown Donald at September 29, 2015 11:48 AM (jJRIy)

121 "Wasn't it President I Love Science that ended the shuttle program and, thus, all US-based manned spaceflight?"

While simultaneously paying the development costs for big-wheel Democratic donor Elon Musk to expensively re-invent the wheel with SpaceX.

It really was time for the Shuttle to be put out to pasture. It should have been done a while back. But the way it was done simply opened the door to even moar federally funded crony capitalism.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2015 11:48 AM (noWW6)

122 Rush should just go full "Harry Reid is a pedophile" on the MSM. If they protest that he's slandering them, he can point to this incident and say, "I thought it was de rigeur now".

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 29, 2015 11:48 AM (E5UB0)

123 The Martian comes out THIS WEEK. THAT HAS NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH THE TIMING OF THIS BREAKING NEWS. No.Thing.At.All.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 11:48 AM (H9gvv)

124 "There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science." - Hillary Clinton Sometimes I think that if Science doesn't shut the hell up I'm going to get my AR15 and put a big fat FMJ round right through its big Scientific forehead.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 29, 2015 11:48 AM (8ZskC)

125 Mars is the 7894th most Holy site in Islam!!1! OK gotta go

Posted by: Bigby's Atomic Elbow at September 29, 2015 11:49 AM (3ZtZW)

126 It has had the effect of providing the left with an easy out on debating. I would prefer to deny them that. Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2015 04:44 PM (noWW6) Your first mistake is assuming that they intend to debate. They do not. The debate is over and if Inhofe won't provide them with a convenient excuse they will conjure up another. "The science is settled!" - The Vatican's response to Galileo

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Weep in Victory at the Outrage Outlet! at September 29, 2015 11:49 AM (hLRSq)

127 Some idiot probably thinks Mars had an ancient, highly advanced, civilization. Based on Islam. Which they had to flee due to Martian Joos, where they have been stuck in the 6th century here ever since.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 29, 2015 11:49 AM (v9gSJ)

128 >>2/3 of the Earth is covered in water And yet the IPCC totally forgot to account for its effect on climate in their last dire "global warming" report.

Posted by: MATH at September 29, 2015 11:49 AM (NOIQH)

129 Is it time to troll for funding again? Ridley Scott exceeded the advertising budget for his new film The Martian. Starring MATT DAMON! bitches.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 11:49 AM (LUgeY)

130 M A R S, that spells cLoCk!!!111!

Posted by: Clockmed the First, Soopergenius at September 29, 2015 11:49 AM (7rAXc)

131 Pentagon top expert on Russia has resigned.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2015 11:49 AM (mcm0N)

132 I don't care if there is water on Mars either.

Posted by: Carol at September 29, 2015 11:50 AM (sj3Ax)

133 Huh? I need a bit of #Damonsplaining to sort this out. (He's an expert on Mars, yes?)

Posted by: FireHorse at September 29, 2015 11:50 AM (vh4aS)

134 How come we never got any green cheese from the moon??!?

Posted by: Joey Biden at September 29, 2015 11:50 AM (FsuaD)

135 Marco Fiorina. Carly Rubio. Jeb Perry. Lindsey Bush. Mike Christie. Chris Huckabee. Put 'em all in a bag, shake 'em up; they all come out the same.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (H9gvv)

136 The Martian comes out THIS WEEK. See; Even Martiians are in favor of gay rights. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (cgZPg)

137 Solution there, it seems to me, is to declare Mars a drought zone.

Posted by: Fritz deGrasse Tyson at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (UzPAd)

138 So they have water on Mars but the important question is, do they have gin on Mars?

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (8ZskC)

139 If it hasn't happened already, Mars will be used to illustrate global warming/cooling/whatever to advance the libtard agenda.

Posted by: Weasel at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (e3bId)

140 How far can we send Hillary in a rocket?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (J3phO)

141 I want some of the Dark Cheese from the other side of the Moon.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (PJ0bc)

142 I have trouble figuring Ridley Scott out. He's done some amazing work. and he's done some real shit work too.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (q5APL)

143 131 Pentagon top expert on Russia has resigned.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2015 04:49 PM (mcm0N)



uh-oh

Posted by: Joey Biden at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (FsuaD)

144 Pentagon top expert on Russia has resigned. Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2015 04:49 PM (mcm0N) Well, yah. Obama did his job better than he could, after all. Obama does everyone's job better than they can, he said so himself.

Posted by: filbert at September 29, 2015 11:51 AM (/j9PE)

145 >>>Flowing water on Mars? That's just part of the liberal agenda, Rush Limbaugh says.<<<
.

That doesn't even make sense.

Posted by: Javems at September 29, 2015 11:52 AM (ZnvRl)

146 "Science, Bitchez! It's on our side, not like those troglodytes in the GOP!"

From the "science, bitches" file:

http://www.twisteddoodles.com/post/86414780702/working-in-science

Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2015 11:52 AM (noWW6)

147 This is an AP story (i.e. not satire) ...

The Russian ambassador to Poland has sparked outrage for putting some of the blame for World War II on Poland, creating a new spat amid deepening tensions between the Slavic nations.

Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreev on Friday described the Soviet's 1939 invasion of Poland as an act of self-defense, not aggression. The comment prompted Poland's Foreign Ministry to declare Saturday that the ambassador "undermines historical truth" and seems to be trying to justify Stalinist crimes.

World War II began after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sealed a pact in 1939 that included a secret provision to carve up Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe. Germany soon invaded Poland from the West, followed by a Soviet invasion from the east 16 days later. Millions of Poles were killed in the war.

In an interview broadcast on the private TVN station, Andreev also said: "Polish policy led to the disaster in September 1939, because during the 1930s Poland repeatedly blocked the formation of a coalition against Hitler's Germany. Poland was therefore partly responsible for the disaster which then took place."

Posted by: President Barack "Unexpectedly" Obama at September 29, 2015 11:52 AM (e8kgV)

148 Remember that Mars rock that had evidence of life in it, back in the 90s (they used a clip of Bubba making a statement on it in the movie Contact)?

Remember the arsenic-based bacteria?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 29, 2015 11:52 AM (oVJmc)

149 Politico lied about what Rush said on purpose. Because, what someone from Politico is going to drift to the Q and find out that they were lied to? No. Those people want to be told that Limbaugh is a crazy conspiracy theorist. So that is what Politico will tell them.

Posted by: blaster at September 29, 2015 11:52 AM (2Ocf1)

150 Okay, they have water on Mars, but it's not like, water water.

Posted by: Whoopie Goldberg at September 29, 2015 11:52 AM (8ZskC)

151 I've heard that the ancient rabbis believed that Mars had life but they were destroyed by God for coming to earth when the Israelites were at war and the Martians supported the wrong side. Can't find a citation, though.

Posted by: mallfly at September 29, 2015 11:53 AM (qSIlh)

152 How can there be water on Mars? The science was settled! There was a consensus of scientists that stated Mars was an arid wasteland!

Posted by: Zoltan at September 29, 2015 11:53 AM (THsLo)

153 134 How come we never got any green cheese from the moon??!? Posted by: Joey Biden at September 29, 2015 04:50 PM (FsuaD) *ahem*

Posted by: Free Government Cheese Program at September 29, 2015 11:53 AM (7rAXc)

154 Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 I'm really getting pissed at this incestuous inside the beltway shit. Goldberg never disclosed that his wife was a ghost writer for 2 Republican presidential candidates. I confirmed your statement via a very snarky and tiresome article at WaPo. That's fucked.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 29, 2015 11:53 AM (AkOaV)

155 It's bullshit. Nothing is on Mars. Mars, like the Moon, like all the other 8 planets, is a barren wasteland of nothingness. Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at September 29, 2015 04:39 PM (H9gvv) But, Mars is All-Inclusive, right? I mean, I get to eat and drink all the Very Briny Tiki Drinks I want while hanging around the Very Briny Pool, correct?

Posted by: naturalfake at September 29, 2015 11:53 AM (0cMkb)

156 "The Martian atmosphere suffered a catastrophic collapse at some point in time due to income inequality, lack of abortion funding and conservative caused climate change." ........NASA spokesperson with a lab coat and special ID on a lanyard.

Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker and Life Coach at September 29, 2015 11:53 AM (2HKBm)

157 Oh no, I hope it doesn't knock over the flag.

Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee at September 29, 2015 11:53 AM (GgxVX)

158 I need a bit of #Damonsplaining to sort this out.
(He's an expert on Mars, yes?)


According to the movie previews he's the greatest botanist on the red planet.

The crap I have to sit through for football.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at September 29, 2015 11:54 AM (4WhSY)

159 @142 So long as the check clears....

Posted by: Jollyroger at September 29, 2015 11:54 AM (t06LC)

160 The government is looking to send money to mars to clean up the canals

Posted by: Skip at September 29, 2015 11:54 AM (WcAm2)

161 It really was time for the Shuttle to be put out to pasture. It should have been done a while back. But the way it was done simply opened the door to even moar federally funded crony capitalism. The airframes were designed and built for 100 flights. They had only about 25 flights average for the oldest ones. They were and are still viable platforms. TFG intentionally mothballed them for no reason other than to eliminate our access to low Earth orbit and force us into relying on Russia. Another reason to hate him with the white-hot rage of one million suns. There's no reason not to have NASA and private companies working together concurrently for cheap access to LEO. Fuck that muzzie outreach crap.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 11:54 AM (LUgeY)

162 Mars used to have a molten core, like Earth. Then it cooled off, lost its protective magnetic field, and about 99% of any atmosphere and water it once had was blown away by solar winds. Lesson to be learned? Keep Earth molten. Encourage global warming.

Posted by: se pa moron at September 29, 2015 11:54 AM (sI4OA)

163 Mars, running water. Wow can't wait for the Bridge to Nowhere. You think that fucker in Alaska was expensive.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 11:55 AM (J3phO)

164 The Limbaugh link is wrong... it's linking to the same NASA page as the NASA link as above.

Posted by: David at September 29, 2015 11:55 AM (dhQoG)

165 The hell with spoilers.  Please tell me Damon's character dies on Mars.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:55 AM (FsuaD)

166
A few more tortured political witticisms:

Bill McKibben billmckibben*
Mars has, literally, a "Planetary Protection Officer." Earth has the Koch Bros.  Something's wrong with this picture

*NYT Science reporter


Frank Conniff FrankConniff*
Now that water's been found on Mars, Trump & the GOP want to get a "Whites Only" sign up there as soon as possible.

*MST3K "TV's Frank" - least talented member of the cast

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 11:55 AM (kdS6q)

167 151 I've heard that the ancient rabbis believed that Mars had life but they were destroyed by God for coming to earth when the Israelites were at war and the Martians supported the wrong side. Can't find a citation, though. Posted by: mallfly at September 29, 2015 04:53 PM (qSIlh) o.O *wonders about the on-hand supply of tin foil for this weekend*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at September 29, 2015 11:55 AM (7rAXc)

168 Mars. Needs. WOMYN!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 11:55 AM (St6BJ)

169 "Pentagon top expert on Russia has resigned." Now, see? That was exactly what I was saying on the previous thread. If you just report the simple facts, it's boring. I want some entertainment, some speculation, some opinion, some juicy insider details from people with knowledge of the situation. Was he fired because Putin dissed Obama yesterday? Was he fired because Russia is going to save Assad's bacon? Because they set up a co-ordinating committee with Iraq and Iran and Obama wasn't invited? Was he fired because his projections were nothing like reality, or because his projections were accurate predictions and Obama didn't want to hear that? Did he quit because Obama was putting the pressure on to report what he wanted reported? Enquiring minds want to know these things.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (FETr8)

170 Soothsayer: Yep!! Frigging hilarious.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (q5APL)

171 Kerry says US may offer Russia 'something' to keep Assad from dropping barrel bombs: UN debate live Telegraph UK

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (mcm0N)

172 I'm willing to listen to science, as long as it doesn't talk with its mouth full.

Posted by: rickl at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (zoehZ)

173 *wonders about the on-hand supply of tin foil for this weekend* Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at September 29, 2015 04:55 PM Can we hit up the Reynolds plant?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (J3phO)

174 If everything was created at once in a big bang, why do some planets have molten cores and others are cold without atmospheres?

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (PJ0bc)

175 If you're a neutrino, then Mars means nothing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (8ZskC)

176 True story: I was born the same year the USA landed on the Moon. When I was old enough to learn about the Moon landing (and found out we no longer went to the Moon), I asked my older bro why it we stopped doing such a neat thing as going to the Moon. My older bro said, "Because there's nothing there." He might've slugged me and called me a dope, too. I dunno. But he was right. There's nothing on the Moon. Nothing. There's nothing on Mars. Nothing.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (H9gvv)

177 Better get the EPA to Mars tout suite to clean up any nasty old mines.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (FsuaD)

178 Conspiracy? Eh that may be a bit much, but let's face it, this is part of a funding push for NASA.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at September 29, 2015 11:56 AM (tM4uk)

179 >>Mars. Needs. WOMYN! Mars needs Moms

Posted by: Berk Breathed at September 29, 2015 11:57 AM (NOIQH)

180 168 Mars. Needs. WOMYN! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 04:55 PM (St6BJ You mean Martian womenz don't bring beers and make sammichs?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 11:57 AM (J3phO)

181 151 I've heard that the ancient rabbis believed that Mars had life but they were destroyed by God for coming to earth when the Israelites were at war and the Martians supported the wrong side. Can't find a citation, though. Posted by: mallfly at September 29, 2015 04:53 PM (qSIlh) This must be from Madonna's "rabbi." Not mine, I can tell you that, and I spent 7 years in Hebrew school.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 11:57 AM (St6BJ)

182 There is no way that science could begin to explain Hillary!'s corruption, lying and general obnoxious behavior.

Posted by: Killerdog at September 29, 2015 11:57 AM (LOUrI)

183 Here is the deal. NASA has not found flowing water on Mars. Nope, not a bit.

Posted by: maddogg at September 29, 2015 11:57 AM (xWW96)

184 Mars needs Guitars!

Posted by: Hoodoo Gurus at September 29, 2015 11:57 AM (NOIQH)

185 "Listen to science", huh? Jeeeezus, Hillary! is truly an idiot, and that statement proves it yet again. As was already pointed out, the theory that the "linae" (aka what looks like mudslides) on Mars may be caused by water is not new. NASA and other scientific groups have been suggesting this ever since the phenomena was first observed. They are still not sure, hence the use of the word "suggest" WRT the cause of the linae effect. We probably won't know for sure until someone goes there and looks, directly, at the relevant spots on the Martian surface. But as for "listening" to science, I've been around long enough to have seen the countless errors "science" has made over the years. Regardless of the subject, new data comes in, someone comes up with a better explanation of this-or-that phenomena/observation/theory/whatever, and what was thought to be "settled science" last week/month/year turns out to be totally wrong, utter BS. The real trick with "science" is to keep your eyes and ears open and wait for new data to come in. Because the truth is, REAL science is very seldom "settled".

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at September 29, 2015 11:57 AM (AYY6Y)

186 Harry Paratestes: Me as well. Holy shit has the curtain been pulled back this primary season. amazing shit to watch.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 11:57 AM (q5APL)

187 "It has had the effect of providing the left with an easy out on debating. I would prefer to deny them that. " --- So other people have to shut up in preference to you abandoning a "debate" with people who might not care if you point out that it is a straw man.

Posted by: Axeman at September 29, 2015 11:58 AM (2mC6G)

188 Exactly the same situation as when he talk about the quarterback Donovan McNabb. He predicted something the media would do, which they did, and then HE got the backlash. Rush is very good at reading people, media, political figures, etc. He's just got that intuition to predict things like this.

Posted by: Adrienne at September 29, 2015 11:58 AM (lVcuh)

189 180 168 Mars. Needs. WOMYN! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 04:55 PM (St6BJ You mean Martian womenz don't bring beers and make sammichs? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 04:57 PM (J3phO) Remember that Abbot and Costello movie where they go to Venus? ("Venusial balloons!")

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 11:58 AM (St6BJ)

190 Does Matt Damon get shot in the head on Mars? I like movies where Matt Damon gets shot in the head.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 11:58 AM (PJ0bc)

191 The Russian ambassador to Poland has sparked outrage for putting some of the blame for World War II on Poland, creating a new spat amid deepening tensions between the Slavic nations. He's backpedaling on that like a thing what backpedals a lot. Swears he didn't mean the words that came out in that order.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at September 29, 2015 11:58 AM (JtwS4)

192 Can we hit up the Reynolds plant? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 04:56 PM (J3phO) Yeah, but it's too far.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at September 29, 2015 11:58 AM (7rAXc)

193 But he was right. There's nothing on the Moon. Nothing. There's nothing on Mars. Nothing. You'd have to travel a lot of light years to have any hope of finding a planet with a decent resort.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 29, 2015 11:58 AM (8ZskC)

194 Mars needs more chocolate, less fluff.

Posted by: The Clown Donald at September 29, 2015 11:59 AM (jJRIy)

195 183 Here is the deal. NASA has not found flowing water on Mars. Nope, not a bit. Posted by: maddogg at September 29, 2015 04:57 PM (xWW96) NASA = Naqba al salaam aleikum?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 11:59 AM (St6BJ)

196 I LOVE Col. Ralph Peters.  He calls a SCOAMF a SCOAMF.

If he would just come on out and call Obama a pederast enthusiast. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 11:59 AM (FsuaD)

197 Taking away all the political games being played, I find the info we're getting about Mars fascinating. I do think that we'll eventually find some form of life that's living or has lived there. It would definitely upset a lot of applecarts.

Posted by: Soona at September 29, 2015 11:59 AM (Fmupd)

198 How far can we send Hillary in a rocket? ----------------------------- How about 93 million miles. Straight into the sun.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 29, 2015 11:59 AM (WiU5D)

199 Liberals LOVE science.

You know, the same liberals into healing crystals, ESP, astrology, Scientology, deconstructionism, critical theory, etc., etc., etc....

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 29, 2015 11:59 AM (oVJmc)

200 I like Mars bars, myself.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 11:59 AM (St6BJ)

201 I know there's water on Mars because Ahmed Mohamed invented it.

Posted by: Mister Ghost at September 29, 2015 11:59 AM (AFuRU)

202 I have trouble figuring Ridley Scott out. He's done some amazing work. and he's done some real shit work too. Alien was a masterpiece. The $18 I wasted on Prometheus would've been better spent on Guinness. What a piss-poor excuse for a sci fi flick.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:00 PM (LUgeY)

203 190 Does Matt Damon get shot in the head on Mars? I like movies where Matt Damon gets shot in the head. Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 04:58 PM (PJ0bc) Fuck yeah!

Posted by: Team America at September 29, 2015 12:00 PM (7rAXc)

204 MATH, #128: "And yet the IPCC totally forgot to account for [water's] effect on climate in their last dire 'global warming' report." Are you kidding? They're absolutely counting on it! Not even the most ardent CAGW supporter thinks that CO2 alone can account for all the warming in the late 20th century. They *need* water vapor to be a positive feedback: More CO2, more warming, puts more water vapor into the atmosphere, that water vapor causes further heating, presto. You have questions as to whether that feedback really works as they need it to, to get the models to reproduce the steep 1979-1998 warming? Or you're wondering why temperatures have largely leveled off? (Natural variability. The deep ocean ate it. No they haven't leveled off at all.) Well, then, shut up. Which oil company is paying you anyway? Sincerely, SCIENCE (or those hijacking it, anyway)

Posted by: JPS at September 29, 2015 12:00 PM (lVKME)

205 196 I LOVE Col. Ralph Peters. He calls a SCOAMF a SCOAMF. If he would just come on out and call Obama a pederast enthusiast. Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 04:59 PM (FsuaD Whatever happened to Ralph Peters/Gen. al-Sisi '16? The world wonders. . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 12:00 PM (St6BJ)

206 This is the problem with these modern fucking marriages is that all the damn names are different. Listen up fellas, unless your wife is a best selling author or entertainment superstar, make her take your fucking last name!!! That's one sign of a real man.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 12:00 PM (q5APL)

207 >>I like Mars bars, myself. Well, you need to stop that. *glares a JJ**

Posted by: Michelle Obama at September 29, 2015 12:01 PM (NOIQH)

208 So, we know there is water on Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Neptune. Ice exists on comets and meteors. Why are these scientists so surprised to find it on Mars? It's like being excited about finding sand at a beach. There is this giant hydrogen explosion known as the Sun. Is it any wonder there may be hydrogen molecules bonding with oxygen on Mars? Want to impress me unraveling the mysteries of the universe? Call me when you discover how the hell Rob Dyrdek ever got a TV show.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 29, 2015 12:01 PM (KCQo0)

209 "52 Politico used to be a freeby on the streets of DC. Does anyone besides wannabe politicos actually pay attention to it? It comments section seems to be a sounding board for bored interns. Posted by: Wendy at September 29, 2015 04:39 PM (bpemY)" The only people I ever see reading it on Metro (DC) are smug looking millenials with hipster glasses.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 29, 2015 12:01 PM (OD2ni)

210 I LOVE Col. Ralph Peters. He calls a SCOAMF a SCOAMF. If he would just come on out and call Obama a pederast enthusiast. Posted by: Jane D'oh Well, TFG's Afghan ROE would indicate that is.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 29, 2015 12:01 PM (awspb)

211 So what's the freezing point of water at that salinity and under Martian pressure?  Frankly, I'd be a little surprised if it ever got above that temperature.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at September 29, 2015 12:01 PM (oVJmc)

212 106 OT: Holy crap.


Jonah Goldberg's wife cowrote BOTH Rubio's and Carly's latest books
.

Hopefully she could afford some decent pants. )

Posted by: Mister Ghost at September 29, 2015 12:01 PM (AFuRU)

213 201 I know there's water on Mars because Ahmed Mohamed invented it. Posted by: Mister Ghost at September 29, 2015 04:59 PM (AFuRU) On small step for sharia, one giant falafel for the ummah . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 12:01 PM (St6BJ)

214 Kashyyyk would be more interesting.

Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 12:01 PM (PJ0bc)

215 The Martian was a good read, but I can't see it being a great movie. The story of a guy fixing his equipment and inventing ways to use it doesn't scream action blockbuster. I'm sure the story has been heavily juiced up.

Posted by: brak at September 29, 2015 12:01 PM (xwPSp)

216 BackwardsBoy: That's the title I was thinking of!! I remember reading Ace's lengthy review and arriving where I started, that whole movie can be summed up in three letters: WTF

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 12:02 PM (q5APL)

217 This must be from Madonna's "rabbi." Not mine, I can tell you that, and I spent 7 years in Hebrew school. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 04:57 PM (St6BJ) Same amount of years I spent in Lutheran Elementary & High School. Obviously it didn't fucking help my vocabulary

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 12:02 PM (J3phO)

218 I have trouble figuring Ridley Scott out. He's done some amazing work. and he's done some real shit work too. Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 04:51 PM (q5APL) Well, it's like this, me old sausage. When I have a movie I'm really really excited about because the script and theme is some kind of progtard nonsense- why then I know that movie is just going to be a huge success if I throw away all logic and really really really beat the audience over the head with said progtard talking points over and over and over again. But, when I take on a script with a strong story and great characters but no political import for me- why then I do my job and make sure this boring piece of claptrap is interesting to watch. And Bob's your uncle, innit?

Posted by: Ridley Scott at September 29, 2015 12:02 PM (0cMkb)

219 207 >>I like Mars bars, myself. Well, you need to stop that. *glares a JJ** Posted by: Michelle Obama at September 29, 2015 05:01 PM (NOIQH) AAH! Wookie-worf salt creature on the attack!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 12:02 PM (St6BJ)

220

As I scientist, let me say, everyone is an idiot, including me.  If you don't think you are an idiot, you are in fact the very worst kind of idiot, a delusional idiot.

 

Posted by: George Orwell's Ghost at September 29, 2015 12:02 PM (FzvkV)

221 Jonah Goldberg's wife cowrote BOTH Rubio's and Carly's latest books. Hopefully she could afford some decent pants. ) Posted by: Mister Ghost But he can totes be trusted when he tells you that Trump is a fake conservative and a clown. Straight down the middle objective, him.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 29, 2015 12:03 PM (awspb)

222 If everything was created at once in a big bang, why do some planets have molten cores and others are cold without atmospheres? Shut up, that's why.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:03 PM (LUgeY)

223 Listen up fellas, unless your wife is a best selling author or entertainment superstar, make her take your fucking last name!!! That's one sign of a real man. Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 05:00 PM (q5APL And then you tell Mrs. prescient11 bring me a sammich sugar tits. And be quick about it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 12:03 PM (J3phO)

224 Kerry will offer Russia the rest of Ukraine

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 29, 2015 12:03 PM (oEDuY)

225 Jonah Goldberg's wife cowrote BOTH Rubio's and Carly's latest books. >>>>Hopefully she could afford some decent pants. ) Posted by: Mister Ghost at September 29, 2015 05:01 PM (AFuRU) Heh. Well, if trump knew that, maybe that's why he was hitting Goldberg so hard. Really, NRO should be embarrassed that they didn't disclose this. Just like George Wills (IIRC) wife working for Scott Walker.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 29, 2015 12:03 PM (AkOaV)

226 "There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science." - Hillary Clinton --- What an ignorant way to put it. So Science can discover magical fairies living in Martian brine? Uh, no. Science discovers what is there. It's actually limited by all the things that are where they are, and the limits of our ability to see those places. This is how somebody used to dishing out pap would put something.

Posted by: Axeman at September 29, 2015 12:03 PM (2mC6G)

227 >>>The $18 I wasted on Prometheus would've been better spent on Guinness. What a piss-poor excuse for a sci fi flick. I like when they attached the electrodes to that giant bulgy alien head and it suddenly came to life, and the giant rolling spaceship. I'd be interested in seeing the backstory as to why they hate us so much. But the Guy Pearce makeup was pretty lame.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 29, 2015 12:04 PM (E5UB0)

228 Do we have to "listen to science" about homosexuality being normal or about females being just as effective in combat as their male counterparts, or do we just have to "listen to science" about things the left tells us to?

Posted by: Dancing Queen at September 29, 2015 12:04 PM (nJvB1)

229 Exactly the same situation as when he talk about the quarterback Donovan McNabb. He predicted something the media would do, which they did, and then HE got the backlash. Rush is very good at reading people, media, political figures, etc. He's just got that intuition to predict things like this. Posted by: Adrienne at September 29, 2015 04:58 PM (lVcuh) Beck used to be good at it also. Then he started taking himself way to seriously thinking he was THE spokesman for God and his will.

Posted by: Soona at September 29, 2015 12:04 PM (Fmupd)

230
Politico: Rush Limbaugh pans evidence of water on Mars as part of 'leftist agenda' By Eliza Collins

Eliza Collins is a reporter for POLITICO. Prior to joining POLITICO Collins was a regular contributor to both USA TODAY and USA TODAY College where she wrote about a range of topics. She has interned for USA TODAY twice, on both the breaking news and video desks.

Collins graduated from University of Oregon in 2014 with a double major in Journalism and Mandarin Chinese. She worked as the digital managing editor of the college newspaper, The Emerald.

Collins is also a lying hack without the least scintilla of journalistic ethics..

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 12:04 PM (kdS6q)

231

It's like my wife doesn't hear a fuckin' word I say.

Posted by: Science at September 29, 2015 12:04 PM (wAQA5)

232 224 Kerry will offer Russia the rest of Ukraine Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 29, 2015 05:03 PM (oEDuY) And Alaska.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 12:05 PM (St6BJ)

233 btw, hillary clinton was taking credit for "finding water" on Mars in her tweet, if you read it closely enough. Hillary inserted herself in the "groundbreaking" news and implied that she is part of the process that makes discoveries like that happen.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 12:05 PM (H9gvv)

234 Rush also said that he doesn't believe you could leap hundreds of feet , fight four armed monsters and bang hot tattooed chicks on Mars either.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 29, 2015 12:05 PM (014lE)

235 Listen up fellas, unless your wife is a best selling author or entertainment superstar, make her take your fucking last name!!! ----------------------------------------------- Are you saying Kris should have made me change my last name to Kardashian?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 29, 2015 12:05 PM (E5UB0)

236 200 posts in and no one has...hey it's almost time for a beer.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 29, 2015 12:05 PM (FyNua)

237 230 Collins is also a lying hack without the least scintilla of journalistic ethics.. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 05:04 P Journalistic ethics is an oxymoron.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 12:05 PM (St6BJ)

238 This is how somebody used to dishing out pap would put something. For what it's worth, I don't think Hillary actually wrote that tweet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 29, 2015 12:06 PM (cgZPg)

239 >>>Collins graduated from University of Oregon in 2014 with a double major in Journalism and Mandarin Chinese ------------ Her parents wouldn't pay for Womenz Studies & Spanish

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 12:06 PM (J3phO)

240 Science begins when we say it does.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at September 29, 2015 12:06 PM (GgxVX)

241 They may love Science so hard. But Science really should consider getting a restraining order lest they decide some night that if they can't have it then no one can. You know like Mann destroying all his temperature data rather than let anyone look at his research.

Posted by: buzzion at September 29, 2015 12:06 PM (z/Ubi)

242 Misanthrop: haha, yeah, she still wears the pants on most things! Mister Ghost: My favorite "insult" of all time this primary season, the "pants" joke Prince Ludwig: Yep Harry Paratestes: THIS x 100000000. I am getting very pissed off with regard to all these conflicts of interest and hidden connections. It is fucking ridiculous incestuous DC shit.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 12:06 PM (q5APL)

243 I'm gonna wait and see what Bill Nye the Science Guy has to say...

Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 12:07 PM (hUdMz)

244 Confession: Despite by affinity for the show "Ancient Aliens," I don't believe there's life anywhere in the universe except that which got its start on earth. I say "believe" because it's a negative proposition which can never be proven. People who f-ing love science think I'm a lunatic because, as their reasoning goes, the more humans explore the universe, the more we find that it's likely that life does exist somewhere. My response is that I'll change my tune when a single extraterrestrial organism is found. Until then, I'll qualify that my belief is only a belief, as the contrary can never be disproved. Only my belief can be disproved, but until it is, I'll keep believing it. The blank stares I get when I invoke the name of Karl Popper is priceless.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 29, 2015 12:07 PM (vh4aS)

245 "There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science." - Hillary Clinton --- What an ignorant way to put it. So Science can discover magical fairies living in Martian brine? Uh, no. Science discovers what is there. It's actually limited by all the things that are where they are, and the limits of our ability to see those places. This is how somebody used to dishing out pap would put something. Posted by: Axeman at September 29, 2015 05:03 PM (2mC6G) AKA the margin of error.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at September 29, 2015 12:08 PM (0NdlF)

246 In an interview broadcast on the private TVN station, Andreev also said: "Polish policy led to the disaster in September 1939, because during the 1930s Poland repeatedly blocked the formation of a coalition against Hitler's Germany. Poland was therefore partly responsible for the disaster which then took place." Posted by: President Barack "Unexpectedly" Obama at September 29, 2015 04:52 PM (e8kgV) Of course, Russian butt-hurt over getting their asses kicked by the Poles the last time they invaded in the 1920s had nothing to do with it. Nothing at all. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_%281920%29

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 29, 2015 12:08 PM (UBLhq)

247 Soona: Yet, Beck has gone apeshit. Completely lost it.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 12:08 PM (q5APL)

248 There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and unwipe a server.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 29, 2015 12:08 PM (014lE)

249 I'm pretty much down to Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin for a go-to radio program. Don't care if I hear Beck or Hannity. As far as leftist propaganda is concerned Limbaugh is dead on target. No lie is too outrageous are such a whopper that they won't tell it over and over. The democrat propaganda ministry (media) is totally owned by the left. We are blessed to have the likes of Limbaugh, and doubly blessed to have the internet. Once 3rd ubama term starts, the U.N. will probably ramp up 'protecting' the internet.

Posted by: Eromero at September 29, 2015 12:08 PM (go5uR)

250 " If everything was created at once in a big bang, why do some planets have molten cores and others are cold without atmospheres? " Math and chaos theory with a little random chance just for the excitement.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 29, 2015 12:08 PM (FETr8)

251 #169 Hayfield Pentagon head expert on Russia article at Politico point blank says that is a result of disagreement with Obama Administration. Then shorty afterwards Telegraph UK reports the headline - Kerry says US may offer Russia 'something' to keep Assad from dropping barrel bombs: UN debate live You know what the saying is about coincidence and timing.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2015 12:08 PM (mcm0N)

252 "btw, hillary clinton was taking credit for "finding water" on Mars in her tweet, if you read it closely enough. Hillary inserted herself in the "groundbreaking" news and implied that she is part of the process that makes discoveries like that happen." Kind of like Mr. Release My Chakra and the Internet

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 29, 2015 12:08 PM (OD2ni)

253 Science! says that life begins at conception. Science!, Hillary, what say you?

Posted by: Alive @ Conception at September 29, 2015 12:09 PM (nbGZj)

254 What was his point? Just 'cause he is misquoted doesn't mean that he is not a pompous fool. He is a PF. I remember when he (condescendingly) told the "folks in Rio Linda" that calamari was lobster.

Posted by: Bobby Ahr at September 29, 2015 12:09 PM (zmZ2x)

255 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 29, 2015 05:08 PM (UBLhq) I think they did it again in 1939. Of course Poland was distracted by another attacker.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 29, 2015 12:09 PM (014lE)

256 Listen to Science translates into CLIMATE CHANGE!!!

Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 12:10 PM (hUdMz)

257 Does science know that earth is covered in water and not a speck of it has escaped earth yet?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 29, 2015 12:10 PM (oDCMR)

258
Kerry says US may offer Russia 'something' to keep Assad from dropping barrel bombs
Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide




Eastern Poland?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 12:10 PM (kdS6q)

259 Do we have to "listen to science" about homosexuality being normal or about females being just as effective in combat as their male counterparts, or do we just have to "listen to science" about things the left tells us to? Neither. You just need to accept each and every thing that's told to you without question. And never concern yourself that they contradict each other daily. Consume your Mental Gruel gladly.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:10 PM (LUgeY)

260 I'm gonna wait and see what Bill Nye the Science Guy has to say... "Science Guy" is to Science like Superman is to the Justice League.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 29, 2015 12:11 PM (8ZskC)

261 But he was right. There's nothing on the Moon. Nothing. There's nothing on Mars. Nothing. Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 04:56 PM (H9gvv) Not entirely true. Rare earth minerals aren't rare in space. Asteroids contain many valuable and rare metals. The moon has helium 3 as well as minerals found here. Its just not economically feasible to harvest these resources. Yet. But that is the catch 22, you have to build better equipment before the cost comes down.

Posted by: Jollyroger at September 29, 2015 12:11 PM (t06LC)

262 "When we listen to science" is really "when we listen to Authority."

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 12:11 PM (H9gvv)

263 >>Rush also said that he doesn't believe you could leap hundreds of feet , fight four armed monsters and bang hot tattooed chicks on Mars either. OK, no. You can totes do that.

Posted by: John Carter at September 29, 2015 12:12 PM (NOIQH)

264 Vashta Well whatever the Kerry offering might be it looks like the Pentagon does not want to give their seal of approval.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2015 12:12 PM (mcm0N)

265 And so it begins...

Posted by: Guy who always thinks it's beginning at September 29, 2015 12:12 PM (WiU5D)

266 Again, I remember the Question Authority bumper stickers in the '80's.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 12:12 PM (H9gvv)

267 I remember when he (condescendingly) told the "folks in Rio Linda" that calamari was lobster. Posted by: Bobby Ahr Do tell, when was that?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 29, 2015 12:12 PM (awspb)

268 I saw Rare Earth open for Quicksilver Messenger Service in '72 at Jones Hall.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 29, 2015 12:13 PM (FyNua)

269 Wow, a fulfilling prophecy

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at September 29, 2015 12:13 PM (laMCB)

270 Someone tell Geraldo there's a secret, unopened vault on Mars.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 12:13 PM (FsuaD)

271 That is, self-fulfilling

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at September 29, 2015 12:13 PM (laMCB)

272 I saw Rare Earth open for Quicksilver Messenger Service in '72 at Jones Hall. You were there Too?

Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 12:13 PM (hUdMz)

273 If God created everything in the Universe, where did the Devil come from?

Posted by: eleven at September 29, 2015 12:13 PM (rjtGa)

274 Ugh out of battery.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2015 12:13 PM (mcm0N)

275 "I'm gonna wait and see what Bill Nye the Science Guy has to say... Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 05:07 PM (hUdMz)" Hacked up babies give me a raging boner.

Posted by: Bill Nye at September 29, 2015 12:13 PM (OD2ni)

276 Who is in charge here? Listen, and understand. Those progressives are out there. They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until we are dead.

Posted by: GBruno at September 29, 2015 12:14 PM (u49WF)

277 "Wasn't it President I Love Science that ended the shuttle program and, thus, all US-based manned spaceflight?" While simultaneously paying the development costs for big-wheel Democratic donor Elon Musk to expensively re-invent the wheel with SpaceX. It really was time for the Shuttle to be put out to pasture. It should have been done a while back. But the way it was done simply opened the door to even moar federally funded crony capitalism. Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2015 04:48 PM (noWW6) Nah, it was GWB who made to call to shut down the shuttle program. And while I'm no Elon fanboi (you want to see what they look like, go to "The Space Review"; that bunch sucks Elon's crank all day every day), the fact is he'd been working on building his own rockets for quite a few years before the Choom King came along (made quite a few BFRCs over Kwajelein island before he got most of the kinks worked out, too). The problem is they should have kept the shuttle going, at least to a limited extent, until they had something to replace it with, whether it was SpaceX, Boeing, SNC, Orbital or whomever. Anybody but the fucking Russians.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at September 29, 2015 12:14 PM (AYY6Y)

278 "Sometimes Science informs us and opens our eyes to wonders that we never imagined, and sometimes Science is a shrill harpy whose hectoring face cries out for a big fat fist." "And don't get me started on those obnoxious damn Joooos."

Posted by: The Wit and Wisdom of Bill Nye, Science Guy at September 29, 2015 12:14 PM (8ZskC)

279 "There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science." except anything to do with abortion, actual gay behavior or feminism, then nod along to the ooga-booga

Posted by: Ben H at September 29, 2015 12:14 PM (gJEsZ)

280  If everything was created at once in a big bang, why do some planets have molten cores and others are cold without atmospheres?Posted by: Boss Moss at September 29, 2015 04:56 PM (PJ0bc Yeah, it's interesting. I imagine that some planets have more radioactive ingredients at their cores, while others had less. Distance from the sun seems to factor in, also. Though planets way, way out have auroras indicating serious levels of magnetic fields. So, long story short, I'll be damned if I know. It's funny, Venus is like 100% volcanic, yet the AGW scoundrels call it 'runaway greenhouse' because -- well, they're lying scoundrels -- while Earth is like 3% volcanic - my guess - and teeming with life, while Mars is now 0% volcanic and dead.

Posted by: se pa moron at September 29, 2015 12:14 PM (sI4OA)

281 There's hardly any water in Venus's atmosphere and NONE on its surface

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 29, 2015 12:15 PM (tema7)

282 With Matt Damon now stranded on Mars, how will we unfreeze Mars' waters so Matt can live? SAVE MATT DAMON - PLEEEASE!!

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 29, 2015 12:15 PM (oDCMR)

283 So what's the freezing point of water at that salinity and under Martian pressure? Frankly, I'd be a little surprised if it ever got above that temperature. Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel I think the pressure is about equal to the Earth's at 20,000ft in the area under discussion and the temp in Martian Summer in that spot can approach 75 F. I don't know the salinity. Personally I'm on the yes there is some liquid water and yes there are some not very complicated lifeforms there bandwagon. But then I was a biologist once. Playing the odds life usually finds a way.

Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker and Life Coach at September 29, 2015 12:15 PM (2HKBm)

284 282 With Matt Damon now stranded on Mars, how will we unfreeze Mars' waters so Matt can live? SAVE MATT DAMON - PLEEEASE!! Posted by: Puddin Head at September 29, 2015 05:15 PM (oDCMR) Do We have to?

Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 12:15 PM (hUdMz)

285 But....we don't have to listen to science that says, say, penis = male, vagina = female.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at September 29, 2015 12:15 PM (NOIQH)

286 The briny subsurface water on Mars is where the missing heat from Earth's AGW is hiding. #hottake

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 29, 2015 12:16 PM (9krrF)

287 Are you saying Kris should have made me change my last name to Kardashian? Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 29, 2015 05:05 PM

At least then you'd be the only Kardashian 'woman' to have accomplished something. 

*apologies to the Moron/ette I'm sure I stole that from*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:16 PM (KrAjA)

288 ...I'd be interested in seeing the backstory as to why they hate us so much... Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at September 29, 2015 05:04 PM (E5UB0) Since the sequel to "Prometheus" is currently titled - "Alien: Paradise Lost" I'm gonna go with the libtards favorite quote from Milton that "It is better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven"- and guess that the Engineer who started life on Earth was "Satan" and that Earth is the Hell he ruled. And the Aliens were bioweapons meant to kill the demon seed of Mankind.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 29, 2015 12:16 PM (0cMkb)

289 Damn, Bobby was a one & done troll. Soros must be paying him by number of blogs visited rather than per post.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at September 29, 2015 12:16 PM (awspb)

290 So do all these Science lovers belong to the United Atheist Alliance or the Unified Atheist League? They can't belong to the Allied Atheist Alliance because that's made up of nothing but sea otters.

Posted by: buzzion at September 29, 2015 12:17 PM (z/Ubi)

291 Don't watch the hearings with the $600,000 woman, that Richards broad, about Planned Parenthood. You will want to throw things at the screen.

Posted by: vivi at September 29, 2015 12:17 PM (11H2y)

292 I saw Rare Earth open for Quicksilver Messenger Service in '72 at Jones Hall. I used to work with Pete Rivera's cousin. No, really!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:18 PM (LUgeY)

293 What if NASA doesn't discover homosexuals on Mars. Would that be a bad thing? Science.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 29, 2015 12:18 PM (oDCMR)

294 None of this changes one fact: Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 29, 2015 12:18 PM (9krrF)

295
Great news:

Sen. Schumer in talks with Rep. Ryan on major tax, infrastructure deal

The two, along with Sen. Rob Portman, are trying to hash out a sweeping bipartisan package.



Governing!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 12:18 PM (kdS6q)

296 "very briny" water flowing down its mountain peaks and leaving dark furrows as it goes. Aka, a Martian Pearl necklace.

Posted by: wooga at September 29, 2015 12:18 PM (Qws/8)

297 >>"I'm gonna wait and see what Bill Nye the Science Guy has to say... Heh, just on a recent episode of Key and Peele Jordan Peele talked about the time Nye hit on his date right in front of him. What a jerk.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at September 29, 2015 12:19 PM (NOIQH)

298 258 Kerry says US may offer Russia 'something' to keep Assad from dropping barrel bombs Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide Eastern Poland? Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 05:10 PM (kdS6q) I don't have the greatest memory but...........shouldn't the USA done something about a red line being crossed. But then again. That JEF is always on the wrong side of movements (Iran, Egypt to name a few)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 12:19 PM (J3phO)

299 291 Don't watch the hearings with the $600,000 woman, that Richards broad, about Planned Parenthood. You will want to throw things at the screen. Is it wrong of Me to wish the bitch had a heart attack? Oh, that's impossible because She doesn't have a heart...

Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 12:19 PM (hUdMz)

300 Very Briny?

Giardiniera or Olives?

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at September 29, 2015 12:19 PM (DL2i+)

301 Vashta Well whatever the Kerry offering might be it looks like the Pentagon does not want to give their seal of approval. Posted by: Your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2015 05:12 PM (mcm0N) Bunker buster bombs, JSOWs and air to ground anti-radiation missiles. Totally useful for ops against ISIS. The idea that they'd be even more useful against Israel? That's just crazy talk.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 29, 2015 12:20 PM (UBLhq)

302 295 Great news: Sen. Schumer in talks with Rep. Ryan on major tax, infrastructure deal The two, along with Sen. Rob Portman, are trying to hash out a sweeping bipartisan package. Governing! Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 05:18 PM (kdS6q I rather enjoy grid lock.

Posted by: f at September 29, 2015 12:20 PM (J3phO)

303 Don't watch the hearings with the $600,000 woman, that Richards broad, about Planned Parenthood. You will want to throw things at the screen. Bebei chop shop hab been berry berry good to me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 29, 2015 12:20 PM (8ZskC)

304 Martians don't surf.

Posted by: Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore at September 29, 2015 12:20 PM (wAQA5)

305 Great news:

Sen. Schumer in talks with Rep. Ryan on major tax, infrastructure deal

The two, along with Sen. Rob Portman, are trying to hash out a sweeping bipartisan package.

Governing!
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 05:18 PM


You misspelled "Butt fucking the voters' souls!"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/b][/s][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:20 PM (KrAjA)

306 I love the smell of briny discharge in the morning.

Posted by: Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore at September 29, 2015 12:20 PM (wAQA5)

307 "When we listen to science" is really "when we listen to Authority." Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 05:11 PM (H9gvv) Precisely. ....and it's so club-to-the-head obvious.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at September 29, 2015 12:20 PM (7rAXc)

308 299 291 Don't watch the hearings with the $600,000 woman, that Richards broad, about Planned Parenthood. You will want to throw things at the screen. Is it wrong of Me to wish the bitch had a heart attack? Oh, that's impossible because She doesn't have a heart... ------------------------ I'm pretty sure her minions can get her all the fresh hearts she desires.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 29, 2015 12:20 PM (oDCMR)

309
Heh, that hillary sure is profound.

Another Hillary Profound Statement:  Jonathon Livingston Seagull taught us to REACH FOR THE SKIES!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 29, 2015 12:21 PM (ODxAs)

310 Personally I'm on the yes there is some liquid water and yes there are some not very complicated lifeforms there bandwagon. But then I was a biologist once. Playing the odds life usually finds a way. Have any reputable scientists ever said if Mars was even in the "Goldilocks zone"?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at September 29, 2015 12:22 PM (kca06)

311 If there's water on Mars, we must raise taxes. - Martin O'Malley.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 29, 2015 12:22 PM (Nwg0u)

312 So the left is lying to smear somone. Color me shocked...not at all.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 29, 2015 12:23 PM (uhftQ)

313 obama's Cap And Trade is coming. Mark my words. Biggest tax in history. Biggest behavioral-controlling regulation in history. And the Republicans are in on it. And they'll say it: -- will create jobs -- save the planet -- and increase tax revenue! (like that's a huge selling point to anyone not on the Government Teet) And the Republicans are in on the scam.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 12:23 PM (H9gvv)

314 I find it hard to believe that Hillary has the technical wherewithal to engage in tweeting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 29, 2015 12:23 PM (cgZPg)

315 Have any reputable scientists ever said if Mars was even in the "Goldilocks zone"? ----------------------- Too fuckin cold.

Posted by: Goldilocks at September 29, 2015 12:23 PM (WiU5D)

316 If there's water on Mars, we must raise taxes. Is there paste Joey Coo choo Biden

Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 12:23 PM (hUdMz)

317 Another thing about Sean Hannity and even Herman Cain is the journalist they have on all the time that they call 'the most informed man in Washington'. I can't remember his name, but I do know what he is. He is a rino at best, and a democrat plant at worse.

Posted by: Eromero at September 29, 2015 12:23 PM (go5uR)

318 NASA's only mission right after we landed on the moon should have been a manned flight to Mars. Everything they did should have been for the sole purpose of that mission. We could have had a series of space stations between here and Mars by now. You would think that one NASA scientist would have been a fan of the Pony Express.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 29, 2015 12:23 PM (014lE)

319 Another Hillary Profound Statement: Jonathon Livingston Seagull taught us to REACH FOR THE SKIES! She could buy that stupid Desiderata poster and have enough hackneyed little pearls to tweet for the rest of the campaign. "Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time." -- @HillHag

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 29, 2015 12:23 PM (8ZskC)

320 Personally I'm on the yes there is some liquid water and yes there are some not very complicated lifeforms there bandwagon. But then I was a biologist once. Playing the odds life usually finds a way. Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker and Life Coach at September 29, 2015 05:15 PM (2HKBm) So is the Great Filter ahead of us or behind us? ...If there's life on Mars... ::shudder::

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 29, 2015 12:23 PM (AkOaV)

321 John Cipollina died a few blocks away from where I use to live.

Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker and Life Coach at September 29, 2015 12:24 PM (63X2H)

322 Have any reputable scientists ever said if Mars was even in the "Goldilocks zone"? Actually at one point it was thought to be right on the outer edge of it. Now, not sure.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 29, 2015 12:24 PM (9krrF)

323 Okay I know you need something for a space station to orbit.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 29, 2015 12:24 PM (014lE)

324 314 I find it hard to believe that Hillary has the technical wherewithal to engage in tweeting. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 29, 2015 05:23 PM (cgZPg) Yeah, right.....

Posted by: Gaggle of doe-eyed, unpaid zombie interns at September 29, 2015 12:25 PM (7rAXc)

325 Another Hillary Profound Statement:  We could make Chicken Soup for our Souls with Water from Mars!!!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 29, 2015 12:25 PM (ODxAs)

326 They never actually found water anyway. They found traces of some chemicals in a fly by scan and propose than the streaks and patterns are probably caused by heavily saline water during summer days. But nobody knows one way or another. But you know. Newspapers are lazy and ignorant, so they blare lies in the name of information. WATER FOUND ON MARS!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 29, 2015 12:25 PM (39g3+)

327 Okay I know you need something for a space station to orbit. ----------------------- Hellllloooooooo

Posted by: Michael Moore at September 29, 2015 12:25 PM (WiU5D)

328 He is a rino at best, and a democrat plant at worse. Posted by: Eromero at September 29, 2015 05:23 PM (go5uR) Jamie Dupree (sp?)

Posted by: f at September 29, 2015 12:26 PM (J3phO)

329 Paul Ryan is a snake. Thank God they lost last time. Didn't we just do a $1T infrastructure deal? yes, yes we did. About $30B went to ACTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 29, 2015 12:26 PM (q5APL)

330 Posted by: Gaggle of doe-eyed, unpaid zombie interns at September 29, 2015 05:25 PM (7rAXc) Exactly; They'd do it-not Hillary.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 29, 2015 12:26 PM (cgZPg)

331 Don't watch the hearings with the $600,000 woman, that Richards broad, about Planned Parenthood. You will want to throw things at the screen. That bitch kept saying that the videos were "highly edited." If I'da been Chaffetz, I'da stopped her right there and axed her how they were edited. Bitch was under oath and lied her ass off. She and all the other defenders of infanticide can DIAF preferably tonight. "You have referred to the videos as edited several times in the past few minutes, Ms. Richards. Please explain how they were edited and what was left out in their description of the methods used to harvest the organs of babies. I remind you that you are under oath."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:26 PM (LUgeY)

332 The tone of Hillary's tweet is one of a mother to her 1st grader on the kid's first day at school. Which, I suppose, is how she and her Democrat buddies think of the American people.

Posted by: Tuna at September 29, 2015 12:26 PM (JSovD)

333 You gotta feel a little bit ad for NASA...there is enough evidence out there pointing to the fact that they held off on releasing this cool Mars news for months in order to help, for some bizarre reason, boost the buzz for The Martian movie coming out. And then Matt Damon, star of said movie, goes and implodes this campaign by saying stupid things and possibly sabotaging said movie opening. You gotta feel bad. Almost. Okay not really. Bwahahahaha

Posted by: LizLem at September 29, 2015 12:26 PM (hvf9s)

334 The left will demand that advertisers boycott Rush because he hurt science's feelings

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at September 29, 2015 12:27 PM (z+4T3)

335
Hey don't we have a remote control toy car on Mars, they should just run it over there and do some sampling.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 29, 2015 12:27 PM (ODxAs)

336 how the hell did i get that sock. F*cking eh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 29, 2015 12:28 PM (J3phO)

337 The left will demand that advertisers boycott Rush because he hurt science's feelings Um, we're still boycotting him because he was so mean to that Ms. Fluke.

Posted by: Carbonite at September 29, 2015 12:28 PM (8ZskC)

338 obama's Cap and Trade might be sold as a bullshit Roads And Bridges bill, but it'll be a massive tax. (whispers again: And the Republicans will be in on it.)

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 12:28 PM (H9gvv)

339 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 05:18 PM


Making Washington WORK, bitchez!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/s][/b] at September 29, 2015 12:28 PM (ftVQq)

340 They should have streamed the videos while She was talking....

Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 12:28 PM (hUdMz)

341 335 Hey don't we have a remote control toy car on Mars, they should just run it over there and do some sampling. Posted by: Guy Mohawk *nervously* yeah, funny you should mention that.

Posted by: Howard Wallowitz at September 29, 2015 12:29 PM (RwwCT)

342 It'll stimulate the economy!! Not just our economy, but the world's economy!

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 29, 2015 12:29 PM (H9gvv)

343 I tried to love science but then she started hollering and I got the hell out of there.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 29, 2015 12:29 PM (Nwg0u)

344 Leftists Always Lie.

Posted by: Beverly at September 29, 2015 12:29 PM (dUyGY)

345 Not just our economy, but the world's economy!

And the Martian economy!

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 29, 2015 12:30 PM (vn2q2)

346

The story of a guy fixing his equipment and inventing ways to use it doesn't scream action blockbuster.

.........................

 

Martian pron? Are there any green chicks, sex robots, or is he just a wanker?

Posted by: wth - always with the head in a gutter at September 29, 2015 12:30 PM (wAQA5)

347 there is enough evidence out there pointing to the fact that they held off on releasing this cool Mars news for months in order to help, for some bizarre reason, boost the buzz for The Martian movie coming out. My guess is they were hoping for the opposite: for their cool mars news to coincide with a movie release thus giving them some excitement and perhaps help funding. Hey don't we have a remote control toy car on Mars, they should just run it over there and do some sampling. evidently the terrain is too rugged for the car to travel over safely. At the press conference the guy in the non-offensive shirt said that a human could easily get there, but not the present vehicle they have. Hint, hint.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 29, 2015 12:30 PM (39g3+)

348 I vote to send Dimmycraps and mooslems to the brave new world.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at September 29, 2015 12:30 PM (LJ4iV)

349 I love to watch Discovery or Nova Science programs but they always ruin it by adding their stupid Climate change shit...

Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 12:31 PM (hUdMz)

350 She could buy that stupid Desiderata poster and have enough hackneyed little pearls to tweet for the rest of the campaign. "You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here. And whether you know it or not, the universe is laughing at you behind your back."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:31 PM (LUgeY)

351 The tone of Hillary's tweet is one of a mother to her 1st grader on the kid's first day at school. Which, I suppose, is how she and her Democrat buddies think of the American people.

...the ones who make it to birth, anyway.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 29, 2015 12:31 PM (vn2q2)

352 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 29, 2015 05:26 PM (LUgeY)

Why aren't the Chaffetz people screaming this at the top of their lungs!

Here's the video PP, feel free to submit it to a forensic lab, and then present proof to the committee as to exactly where in the video it was doctored?

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/s][/b] at September 29, 2015 12:31 PM (ftVQq)

353 O/T  HR, did you have any problems getting your kittehs to Germany? 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 12:32 PM (FsuaD)

354 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at September 29, 2015 12:32 PM (GwIKd)

355 334 The left will demand that advertisers boycott Rush because he hurt science's feelings Posted by: Lemmiwinks at September 29, 2015 05:27 PM (z+4T3) Neil DeClasse Tyson will head that one up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 12:32 PM (St6BJ)

356 273 If God created everything in the Universe, where did the Devil come from? Posted by: eleven at September 29, 2015 05:13 PM (rjtGa) ----------------- According to the Bible, Satan was one of God's most favored angels. Then Satan decided he could do it all better than God and rebelled. God kicked his ass out of Heaven and Satan became a democrat.

Posted by: Soona at September 29, 2015 12:32 PM (Fmupd)

357 Very Briny Tiki Drinks

Never drink with people that have four hands.

Posted by: John Carter's aching liver[/i][/b][/s] at September 29, 2015 12:32 PM (DL2i+)

358 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 29, 2015 05:31 PM (LUgeY)

I've always liked:

"You are special and unique, just like everyone else!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/s][/b] at September 29, 2015 12:33 PM (ftVQq)

359 And the Martian economy! The Martian economy is slow getting started but it should get a big shot in the arm soon when a market is expected to develop around trade in used Mars Rover parts.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 29, 2015 12:33 PM (8ZskC)

360 If Mars needs women I know a few we can send...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at September 29, 2015 12:33 PM (+aCe4)

361 I love to watch Discovery or Nova Science programs but they always ruin it by adding their stupid Climate change shit... That and the obsessive, almost tourette's-like need to spew evolutionary dogma on everything, even without the slightest connection. Here's the video PP, feel free to submit it to a forensic lab, and then present proof to the committee as to exactly where in the video it was doctored? Someone already did that. No doctoring.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 29, 2015 12:33 PM (39g3+)

362 God kicked his ass out of Heaven and Satan became a democrat. And then He became President of the United States...

Posted by: donna at September 29, 2015 12:33 PM (hUdMz)

363 Everything is Martian. Martian, Martian, Martian!!!! --Eve's Plumb

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 29, 2015 12:33 PM (St6BJ)

364 >>> The hell with spoilers. Please tell me Damon's character dies on Mars. Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 04:55 PM (FsuaD) No idea. But you can find out the whole plot hereand any deaths the weekend the movie opens: http://www.themoviespoiler.com/

Posted by: LizLem at September 29, 2015 12:33 PM (hvf9s)

365 So is the Great Filter ahead of us or behind us? ...If there's life on Mars... ::shudder:: Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle I think it's behind us. But really the whole extraterrestrial life argument changes completely if we find just one bug on one rock. There are a lot of reputable people that can argue convincingly that there may be several sites within our own solar system that harbor some form of life going by the old definition, self-replicating, passing on genetic info, etc. Not to mention the odds makers in England have been dropping the odds for no life for years. Get your bets in now. It's just my opinion really.

Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker and Life Coach at September 29, 2015 12:34 PM (63X2H)

366 Here's the video PP, feel free to submit it to a forensic lab, and then present proof to the committee as to exactly where in the video it was doctored?

Someone already did that. No doctoring.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 29, 2015 05:33 PM (39g3+)


Yes, but worth asking to get PP on the record!

Posted by: Hrothgar [/u][/i][/s][/b] at September 29, 2015 12:34 PM (ftVQq)

367

Great news:

Sen. Schumer in talks with Rep. Ryan on major tax, infrastructure deal

The two, along with Sen. Rob Portman, are trying to hash out a sweeping bipartisan package.

..................

 

Sounds very comprehensive.

Posted by: wth at September 29, 2015 12:35 PM (wAQA5)

368 "You are special and unique, just like everyone else! Heh. The sad part is that I know that passage from Deteriorata by heart. It's pretty much my life story.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:35 PM (LUgeY)

369
Please tell me Matt Damon dies in this upcoming crap of a movie. 

I mean watching "Castaway" with one actor was hard to pull off let alone Castaway on Mars with a short dude.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 29, 2015 12:35 PM (ODxAs)

370 Supposedly the book is quite good, was self-published, and the guy I think is conservative. Just a rumor though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 29, 2015 12:35 PM (39g3+)

371 Playing the odds life usually finds a way. Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker and Life Coach at 5:15 PM ________ I used to say that the gaps in O. J. Simpson's DNA evidence was filled in with frog DNA. (More blank stares.)

Posted by: FireHorse at September 29, 2015 12:35 PM (vh4aS)

372 Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker and Life Coach at September 29, 2015 05:34 PM (63X2H) If it's behind us, then the odds of us finding any life anywhere are very slim. If it's ahead of us, then the odds of us finding life will be very high.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at September 29, 2015 12:35 PM (AkOaV)

373 Matt Damon get shot in the head on Mars?

Blown up, twice IIRC.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at September 29, 2015 12:35 PM (DL2i+)

374 Lets see here. In the 1970's Walter Mondale & William Proxmire both were instrumental in curtailing Apollo, cancelling 2 missions and defunding any attempt to return to the moon. Both also came very close to killing the Space Shuttle program entirely. In 1984 Walter Mondale even said he would cut the Shuttle program severally. In the 1980's and early 1990's, Sen. Dale Bumpers attempted to kill funding for several projects, including Hubble, Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station. When Hubble needed repairs to fix its misshapen lenses, Bumpers also tried to kill funding for that mission too. In the 1990's, Rep. Bonior tried to get the Galileo and Cassini missions cancelled outright because of their use of plutonium isotope reactors for power. He also sponsored legislation to ban the use of such power sources, which would effectively have ended any missions to the outer planets. All Democrats.

Posted by: Steph at September 29, 2015 12:36 PM (/tR3o)

375
oops I see Jane beat me to the death of matt damon.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 29, 2015 12:36 PM (ODxAs)

376
Hey don't we have a remote control toy car on Mars, they should just run it over there and do some sampling.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk



Fun fact: Down in the footnotes of the Mars Mud story, turns out NASA has Planetary Protection rules in place the prevent sending landers to areas that might be habitable enough for earth life tagalongs to survive. Cause contaminating Gaia -- er -- Ares and making Martian Indians cry.

So, NASA can look for life on Mars, just not where they expect to find it.

Derp.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2015 12:36 PM (kdS6q)

377 I used to say that the gaps in O. J. Simpson's DNA evidence was filled in with frog DNA. (More blank stares.) So nobody remembers Jurassic Park, eh?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:37 PM (LUgeY)

378 O/T HR, did you have any problems getting your kittehs to Germany?

The vet sent the wrong health certificate form to the USDA office in Kentucky for validation (Germany has a different one than the rest of the EU apparently), so we had to drive the correct one down there two days before we flew out to get their stamp of approval, but otherwise it was pretty smooth.  Customs agent was a young woman who said, "Oooh! Kittehs!" before glancing at the stamped health form.  Heh.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at September 29, 2015 12:38 PM (vn2q2)

379 Interesting thing about finding 'life' on Mars. That "Mars Protection Bureau" or whatever is, I think, is supposed to protect Mars from contamination from Earth; bacteria on the Mars Landers and such. Those things are supposed to be sterilized just in case we do something like introduce the Smallpox virus to native americans in the New World the way the evil Europeans did. So if we do find bacteria on Mars like bacteria on Earth then, obviously we contaminated the pristine environment of Mars with our dirty science probes. Then there was a juicy tid bit in the news about that European asteroid lander; something about finding amino acids. Well, it's the news media for one, but it got me looking at the 'solar wind', the stream of ions 'boiling off of the sun' exactly the way water vapor (steam) escapes the pot of boiling water you are going to poach your pasta in. Just a facile and rudimentary google search and you discover that all of the atoms needed to make amino acids are present in the solar wind. (There is water on the outside of the ISS. Possibly because of the solar wind, or perhaps fluid leaks, or thruster plumes.) Oh there was a news item about one of the Russian space walkers brought back a swap of the outside of the ISS that had plankton on it, and everyone is trying to figure out how it got there. So all the atoms needed are there, and chemistry being what it is, carbon based amino acids can result from the stew. Amino acids lead to proteins, and the next thing you know, you have bacteria living in harsh conditions. Coupla billion years of evolution and voila, you get Al Gore. It's science.

Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 29, 2015 12:38 PM (FETr8)

380 All Democrats. Posted by: Steph at September 29, 2015 05:36 PM (/tR3o) What a big surprise!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:39 PM (LUgeY)

381 Fresh, ragey nood.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 29, 2015 12:39 PM (FsuaD)

382 Hillary wants to explore science? She wants to ask questions to science? Her brain is even more damaged than I'd hoped.

Posted by: Phyllis Balzac at September 29, 2015 12:39 PM (lU0bX)

383 nood

Posted by: BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 29, 2015 12:40 PM (LUgeY)

384 If it's behind us, then the odds of us finding any life anywhere are very slim. If it's ahead of us, then the odds of us finding life will be very high. Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle ----- Sorry. I remembered that backwards then. I think there is quite a bit of life to find.

Posted by: Daybrother Samurai Slacker and Life Coach at September 29, 2015 12:40 PM (63X2H)

385 I tried to love science but then she started hollering and I got the hell out of there. Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 29, 2015 05:29 PM --- I *loved* Science, but got weirded-out and stopped answering her texts, and now she's carrying around a mattress saying she was raped.

Posted by: Axeman at September 29, 2015 12:41 PM (2mC6G)

386 All Democrats. I still blame Reagan for stopping the Shuttle program entirely just because Sally Ride blew up.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 29, 2015 12:41 PM (39g3+)

387 I love lone survivor type movies. I wish Damon wasn't in this, not because of his politics but because I can only think of him either as a wimp or asshole based on some of his roles. Casting as Bourne ruined the movies for me.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at September 29, 2015 12:42 PM (014lE)

388

From listening to science I understand Martian women have three boobs.

Science of course, being that little voice in my head.

Posted by: wth at September 29, 2015 12:42 PM (wAQA5)

389 It's not the Hebrew Bible that literally says Iblis was bounced out of God's celestial pub. That would be the Quran that says that. That and the various Enoch books. The NT seems to assume the Enoch books, especially Jude.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 29, 2015 12:43 PM (tema7)

390 Have any reputable scientists ever said if Mars was even in the "Goldilocks zone"? Just barely. Right on the outer edge. Actually, the surface rovers NASA has sent to Mars has found plenty of evidence for running water there in the geologic past. Only problem was it was a LONG time ago, as in hundreds of millions to billions of years ago, back when Mars had a much denser atmosphere. And speaking of AGW, here's a little bit of Science! for you all. We have now examined all of the planets in the Solar System, but the three that have been studied the most are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, in that order (in terms of the number of probes sent). And here is an interesting bit of data that the LSM will never tell you; these probes have noted, on all three planets a small but measurable increase in the average temperatures there. Now, last I heard there are no coal fired power plants, SUVs, or white male cisnormative Republicans living on Mars, Jupiter or Saturn. So how did these planets manage to get just a wee bit warmer? Hmm?

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at September 29, 2015 12:43 PM (AYY6Y)

391 Coupla billion years of evolution and voila, you get Al Gore. It's science. Posted by: Hayfield Volkovski at September 29, 2015 05:38 PM (FETr ---------------------- That's just wrong.

Posted by: Soona at September 29, 2015 12:43 PM (Fmupd)

392 don't we have a remote control toy car on Mars,

Turns out them 20s break yo.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at September 29, 2015 12:46 PM (DL2i+)

393 But is there Life on Mars?

Posted by: David Bowie at September 29, 2015 12:46 PM (ix9wt)

394 The agenda is all about money. After all, how can the funding keep coming for the "cooked-up" science that needs the government? To quote "The Right Stuff", - No Bucks,, No Buck Rogers.

Posted by: RGallegos at September 29, 2015 12:46 PM (8BYcm)

395 Per Breitbart: RIDLEY SCOTT CONFIRMS NASA TIMED MARS WATER FIND TO BOOST DAMON'S 'MARTIAN' MOVIE. That's NASA, a government agency--selling a movie. Your tax dollars well spent, because it gives Science something to say.

Posted by: Axeman at September 29, 2015 12:50 PM (2mC6G)

396 Mars may have had at some point in time a molten core and enough of an atmosphere to sustain life in an almost as warm as Earth period for a few months per year. Most likely in the first half billion to billion year period. There's some extremely limited evidence of rudimentary life on Earth in this same period. The kind of life you might find on an old toothbrush kicked under the sink. But it's dead now, and unless we figure out how to re-volcanise its core it's nothing but a stopping point out of this solar system. Finding water there would be helpful, but we still need some serious propulsion systems for travel measured in light years.

Posted by: se pa moron at September 29, 2015 12:52 PM (sI4OA)

397 > What a big surprise! > Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 29, 2015 05:39 PM > (LUgeY) And that doesn't even get into the generally negative attitudes and outright hatred some Democratic lawmakers (like John Conyers, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Paul Simon, Gus Savage) have expressed towards NASA funding over the years. Nor does it get into the stupidity the current administration has engaged in over the Space Shuttle, Orion project, etc. I blow a gasket whenever anyone says the Republicans are anti-space. All my life, its been one Democrat after another who have been the true anti-space party.

Posted by: Steph at September 29, 2015 12:53 PM (/tR3o)

398 Exhibit A, I rest my case. http://i.imgur.com/Qa9Ejdm.jpg Ted Cruz wants NASA to go to Mars and accelerate getting the ability to put people in space again.

Posted by: smileynh at September 29, 2015 12:56 PM (5vRRq)

399 bad link?

Posted by: smileynh at September 29, 2015 12:57 PM (5vRRq)

400 Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids. Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at September 29, 2015 05:18 PM (9krrF) Yep. Cold as hell.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at September 29, 2015 12:58 PM (JOG+K)

401 > I still blame Reagan for stopping the Shuttle program entirely > just because Sally Ride blew up. > > Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 29, 2015 05:41 > PM (39g3+) Don't you mean Christy McAuliffe? He didn't try to kill the program, just delay it while they tried to figure out what went wrong. I can understand that. But he did make sure a replacement shuttle was built, which was (once again) over the objections of a number of Dems (Bumpers again, I think. Would have to look it up).

Posted by: Steph at September 29, 2015 01:00 PM (/tR3o)

402 Not surprising; but not as stupid as the progs a few months ago panicking that GamerGate might colonize Mars.

Posted by: Ranba Ral at September 29, 2015 01:01 PM (1G8jE)

403 There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science. **** This is rich, coming as it does from a woman who can't figure out which end of the toothpaste tube to squeeze.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at September 29, 2015 01:01 PM (NeFrd)

404 386 I still blame Reagan for stopping the Shuttle program entirely just because Sally Ride blew up. ********** The Shuttle program ended in 2011. Sally Ride died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. Other than that...

Posted by: Huh? at September 29, 2015 01:04 PM (FkgZk)

405

There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science.

....................

 

Maybe some comfortable shoes?

Posted by: Hillary!s feet at September 29, 2015 01:06 PM (wAQA5)

406 ".@NASA has found water on Mars. There is no limit to what we can discover when we explore, ask questions, and listen to science." Yeah, Hill, just as long as folks don't want to use RTGs to explore with, cuz if they do the anti-nuke environmentalists of the left will go batshit crazy about it. You know what is going to be the greatest problem colonizing Mars?--the Left, and the Global Left. The first will try to "national park" it if there is any hint of bacteria or other life present; the second will demand Third World Countries get their cut of the action (so kleptocracies can continue to "thrive"), in a way that makes the margins impossible, and hence colonization impossible. Exit Question, hypothetical division--if Zefram Cochrane was a reliable anti-progressive, would the Democrats think we could just go ahead and live without warp drive (or wait until a more suitable demographic invented it)?

Posted by: Horatius at September 29, 2015 01:08 PM (UKhBB)

407 Let's face it, most of these "elites" think they know about science because they watch The Big Bang Theory.

Posted by: Hadoop at September 29, 2015 01:12 PM (2X7pN)

408 > Yeah, Hill, just as long as folks don't want to use RTGs to > explore with, cuz if they do the anti-nuke environmentalists > of the left will go batshit crazy about it. Just wait until they start trying to drop comets on Mars to give it more water and beef up the atmosphere.

Posted by: Steph at September 29, 2015 01:15 PM (/tR3o)

409 By "they", I mean anyone trying to colonize the place. The enviro-weanies will scream bloody murder that anyone should do anything to alter the planet in that way.

Posted by: Steph at September 29, 2015 01:17 PM (/tR3o)

410 I still blame Reagan for stopping the Shuttle program entirely just because Sally Ride blew up. . You're thinking of the teacher, Christa Mcauliffe

Posted by: Hadoop at September 29, 2015 01:17 PM (2X7pN)

411 It's to effing cold and the atmosphere is too thin.


I highly doubt there is any flowing water on Mars.

Obviously it would have to be "briny" to flow at low temperatures, meaning high in salt to depress the freezing point.  How low?  Pretty low.  I don't think it's likely.

And hey, that's science, bitchez.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at September 29, 2015 01:19 PM (RFeQD)

412 "If everything was created at once in a big bang, why do some planets have molten cores and others are cold without atmospheres?" The Universe was supposedly created with a Big Bang some 14 billion years ago, but not with "everything" in its present form. According to theory, it took about 400 thousand years for the first atoms to appear; stars and galaxies came much, much later, after gravity gathered and compressed those atoms to the point where nuclear fusion began. Solar systems and planets are much younger than than the galaxies they arise in. Stars have to create elements and then explode to spread their debris , which is then captured by other other stars. The composition of the cloud of stellar debris and gas surrounding the star, as well as the distance from it, determine the composition of any planets formed. But chance plays a part. If a large body had not collided with the Earth billions of years ago, our Moon might not exist, or be very different in terms of its composition.

Posted by: Huh? at September 29, 2015 01:24 PM (FkgZk)

413 Rush has made the same kind of mistake---predicting the Left would "use" science for political ends---before. Some years back he reported skeptically on complaints by astronomers about "light pollution", believing the term had some sinister political overtones. Astronomers called in to explain that the term related to the widespread urban/suburban use of sodium vapor street lamps, whose collective glow washes out starlight, ruining the visibility of faint deep space objects. Rush wouldn't listen. I have a telescope. I have to travel 40 miles to get a dark sky necessary for viewing galaxies, nebulae and clusters. All I can see from my suburban back yard are the planets out to Uranus, a few prominent clusters (seen in winter) and the Moon. If you live in a big city, go out on a "clear" night and look up. You'll see almost nothing. Rush was wrong. Stubbornly wrong.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at September 29, 2015 01:36 PM (FkgZk)

414 That Richards bitch is stone cold but she's getting a lot of support from the Dem women. They are all clutching their pearls over how bullying and mean the questions are and are invoking the vagina shield. Any woman pulling down $600K is in the big leagues. 

Poor Carly Fiorina. She worked and earned her way up the ladder in the private sector instead of suckling at the public teat but she gets no respect from those bitches.

Posted by: vivi at September 29, 2015 01:47 PM (11H2y)

415 413 Rush was wrong. Stubbornly wrong. Posted by: Noam Sayen at September 29, 2015 06:36 PM (FkgZk) I remember that. When you see those satellite photos showing all the lights on Earth at night, much of that is wasted light. If you have a porch light, you want to light your porch, not your neighbor's window or the ISS. Really, the solution is pretty simple. There's no need to go all North Korea or anything. Just have better-designed light fixtures that direct the light where it's needed, and not off your property. Then you can use lower-wattage bulbs for the same amount of light on the target area, and save money.

Posted by: rickl at September 29, 2015 01:59 PM (sdi6R)

416 When you use the phrase "light trespass" instead of "light pollution", both the problem and the solution become clearer. If my neighbor is blasting his stereo all night long, nobody would object if I called the police on him. But somehow he has a "right" to blast unwanted light onto my property.

Posted by: rickl at September 29, 2015 02:05 PM (sdi6R)

417 So hillary! says there is no limit to asking questions...   while dodging debates.  Uh huh..

Posted by: Triple Twenty at September 29, 2015 02:11 PM (ficNf)

418 I fucking hate Democrats.

Posted by: Chris M at September 29, 2015 02:17 PM (6RZos)

419 Maybe NASA can join the search for Hillary's emails next....

Posted by: WarEagle82 at September 29, 2015 02:45 PM (JNEGu)

420 EPA to declare Marian brines a "water of the United States" in 3....2.....1...

Posted by: Fox2! at September 29, 2015 03:36 PM (brIR5)

421 Can I get the horde to descend on Raw Story please? I want to show them how outnumbered they are. http://tinyurl.com/pt8rse6

Posted by: ryukyu at September 29, 2015 03:51 PM (j29PP)

422 Maybe it's because I'm currently in a Geo-science degree but I was sure that they must have *proved* the water because the news about the seasonal "run off" from crater and canyon walls has been known for a while. I remember looking at the pictures and reading about it... what... two years ago at least? How do they manage to make a "big" fancy announcement as if they found something new?

Posted by: Synova at September 29, 2015 03:52 PM (Ek0Xs)

423 I am a geologist, and I don't believe that this is evidence of flowing water, heck I only see it as evidence of the opposite.

Posted by: RoyL at September 29, 2015 04:10 PM (5tT9a)

424 Remember, medical researchers may always be investigated for fraud (Big Pharma!), but climatologists are utterly pure and above suspicion. Because.

Posted by: bruce at September 29, 2015 05:55 PM (X86uj)

425 416 When you use the phrase "light trespass" instead of "light pollution", both the problem and the solution become clearer. If my neighbor is blasting his stereo all night long, nobody would object if I called the police on him. But somehow he has a "right" to blast unwanted light onto my property. *********** In cities and suburbs, the main culprits are the municipalities themselves, who have upgraded street lighting with sodium vapor lamps, the main source of the problem. Try arguing to your town that their street light output is trespassing on your property.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at September 29, 2015 08:15 PM (FkgZk)

426 Iheard there is a SCHITERBAN WATER PARK ON PLUTO.how doth one obtain tickee or two ? I am too lazy to look on the website that friggin' gnome is on, the little bastard gives me the heebie - geebies. Thanx, you maroons.

Posted by: JOHN MOSBY at September 29, 2015 09:39 PM (TUIYL)

427 I'd like to know about Benghazi...

Posted by: setnaffa at September 30, 2015 10:14 AM (BtRXi)

428 Maybe you can find a new brain Hillary, and a conscience.

Posted by: conservativechick at October 01, 2015 10:22 AM (Z2dAL)

429 vippestol baby test må diametre. Høy hastighet, liten diameter, og sprøhet av materialet, gjøre biter svært utsatt for å bryte, spesielt hvis vinkelen på bit til arbeidsstykket endringer på alle, eller bit kontakter noe,vippestol baby test,n objekt. Boring for hånd ikke er praktisk mulig, og mange generelle formål boring maskiner konstruert for større biter roterer for sakte og girboksen for mye til å bruke fargen carbide biter effektivt.Resharpened og lett tilgjengelig PCB velser hist,stelleveske billig,orisk har blitt brukt i mange prototyper og hjem PCB labs, ved hjelp av et høyhastighets roterende verktøy for små-diameter biter (for eksempel en Moto-Tool ved Dremel) i en stiv bore-trykk jig. Hvis det brukes for andre materialer disse bitte små bi,Barnevogn,ter må evalueres for tilsvarende skjærehastighet vs materiale motstanden til cut (h

Posted by: linming0303 at May 13, 2019 05:57 AM (lcXh1)

430 damemote ll av flytestilling montasje og avtappingsventilen. Tapping av vann: sko i drenering rør kan føre til problemer med tapping av vann. Kontroller også vasken og tøm slangen for noen begrensninger. Vann,damemote, lekkasje: Undersøk døren Pakninger og tetninger for de viktigste badekar, flyte, og blåseren diffuser for å løse problemer med vannlekkasjer. Det kan være flere andre saker som kan kreve oppvaskmaskin reparasjon. Det anbefales alltid å søke profesjo,selskapskjoler,nell hjelp i tilfelle noen forvirring.En oppvaskmaskin varmer opp blandingen gjøres med en kombinasjon av vann og vaskemiddel og spray den mot retter. Det skitne vannet pumpes ut og retter er skylles med rent vann. Velgerbryteren vil signalet de ulik,skjorte dame korte ærmer,e komponentene til å operere som per valgt syklus. La’s diskutere noen av de vanl

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