The alien threat to our American way of life

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From the Washington Times:

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, the sixth man ever to walk on the moon, has a message for all citizens of Earth: We are not alone.

“We are being visited,” the 79-year-old grandfatherly “spacefarer” told 100 or so UFOlogists gathered at a National Press Club conference called by the Paradigm Research Group (motto: “It’s not about lights in the sky; it’s about lies on the ground”).

“It is now time to put away this embargo of truth about the alien presence,” said the astronaut who made the longest moonwalk in history. “I call upon our government to open up … and become a part of this planetary community that is now trying to take our proper role as a spacefaring civilization.”
alien endorses obama

With a new, perhaps more intellectually curious president in the White House, UFOlogists say, the time is ripe for the United States to follow the lead of other nations and release all classified files about government interaction with extraterrestrial beings. In fact, PRG founder Stephen Bassett demands that the Obama administration dump the documents, and quick.

“If it does not disclose, by the end of May — this is not a threat or anything, you don’t threaten the United States government, they’re heavily armed — the PRG has an enormous and substantial network, and quite a bit of documentary evidence connected to this, particularly politically … and we are going to be extensively putting that out to the media, and we’re just going to make it as difficult on them as possible,” Mr. Bassett said.”

A lot of people talk about illegal immigration, but they don’t know the half of it. My fellow Earth People, THIS is illegal immigration on a planetary scale! Extraterrestials are pouring into our cities and towns at this very moment, stealing government services while paying no taxes whatsoever, trying to change our culture from within and bringing strange and exotic diseases with them, all in a secret plot to reclaim what they call Planet Aztlan.

How can we spot these creatures from outer space, alien beings that would otherwise walk among us unnoticed? According to experts at the Spare-A-Dime Research Group, here are the top five clues to spotting an alien:

1.) When confronted about their place of birth, they suddenly become evasive and try to change the subject, refusing to provide the proper government certificates. Often they will claim to have been born in some place so weird that it becomes impossible to verify their claim. Like France. Or Indonesia. Or Kenya. Or Hawaii.

2.) They exert strange powers over the minds of human beings — for example, in at least one documented case a suspected extraterrestial has been able to drive an entire opposing political party entirely around the bend.

3.) Their mother ship sends them orders about what to say and do here on Earth through an advanced device known in their language as a “TelePrompter.”

4.) They apparently take their concept of American domestic life from TV broadcasts that they monitored from space back in 1950s and 1960s. Based on shows such as “Ozzie and Harriet” and “Leave it to Beaver,” they try to fit in by creating “families” with two “parental units” and two adorable “children,” even going so far as to adopt a “dog.” Being aliens, they fail to understand that by being so “normal” they become abnormal, because no real Americans live like that anymore.

5.) Here’s your final clue:

obama alien

Be frightened, my fellow Earth People. They walk among us.

116 comments Add your comment

jt

April 29th, 2009
8:04 am

Of course there are aliens. They are just smart enough to stay the H#ll away from a planet inhabited by Chuck Norris.

I Report/ You Whine

April 29th, 2009
8:04 am

Those aren’t space aliens, those are moonbats!

Oh wait, what’s the difference?

You got a point.

Mrs. Godzilla

April 29th, 2009
8:12 am

This explains Michelle Bachmann!

Davo

April 29th, 2009
8:16 am

From the survey….

31: Please share with us any additional comments or feedback regarding how we can improve our website.

If the AJC is serious about making money, a good start would be a complete overhaul of your editorial staff. Tucker has national aspirations and is likely on the way out…Bookman has nothing going for him and should be showed to the door. His abilities as a ‘journalist’ fail to rise above the common blogger day after day. While Wootens departure is overdue it is welcome as is Bob Barrs addition to your blogs.

Submitted with satisfaction…best online poll I’ve ever taken.

ByteMe

April 29th, 2009
8:24 am

Well, that explains a lot.

Susan Myers

April 29th, 2009
8:24 am

I no longer doubt alien beings – a loud mouthed alien from somewhere with the name Rush Limbaugh pollutes the airwaves with alien bluster that is not of this earth.

RB from Gwinnett

April 29th, 2009
8:34 am

Thats nice Jay. Take a serious subject (Obama’s origin of birth) and make a mockery of the issue and belittle anyone who has the curiosity to wonder why a man would spend millions of dollars to hide a document he could just show to the world for free. I’ve asked you this question once before, Jay, and you keep choosing to ignor it, but how much would you spend to hide your birth certificate if it was required for you to keep your job and you had nothing to hide? Can you answer the question, Jay, or will you continue to swoop in and crap on your readers when they toss you a softball. Do you even have the courage to debate your writings, Jay?

Jay, the rational man has to wonder if you have nothing to hide, why would you? And spend millions to do it.

But then expecting rational thought from the offices of the AJC is irrational in itself.

Mrs. Godzilla

April 29th, 2009
8:44 am

Spent millions of dollars to hide birth certificate????

Love to see the data on that.

TnGelding

April 29th, 2009
8:47 am

Great stuff. But to think we are the only living beings would be unimaginative.

Davo

April 29th, 2009
8:47 am

Real journalism here….

Prosecute ‘em!
by Jack Hunter on April 28, 2009

http://www.takimag.com/article/prosecute_em/

Copyleft

April 29th, 2009
8:50 am

Ha, ha! Funny stuff, Jay. Thanks for the chuckle.

jt

April 29th, 2009
8:59 am

Yeah well, if you had them special glasses and you looked at Obama, you wouldn’t be laughing.

Taxpayer

April 29th, 2009
9:02 am

Good job, Jay. I think you’ve made the wing-nuts moon-batty. Anyway, assuming Obama has a spaceship capable of traveling at the speed of light and he left his home planet, dressed as Ozzie, at the instant he received what we observe as 60 year-old shows, that would put his home plant about 30 light years away. That should narrow the search down some for a copy of his original birth certificate. Unless, they have star gate technology. Hmmm. We must know the truth and the truth is out there. I know. Tea Leoni told me. She overheard David talking to Gillian Anderson about it. I know it can be pure torture to hear this but it’s the truth. It is. Honest.

Joey

April 29th, 2009
9:03 am

Cute Jay. Not a belly laugh, but cute.

President Obama is no alien. It is much worse than that. He and Emanual and Pelosi and Reid and on and on are much to real. That reality represents an equally real threat to the Democratic Republic that I have had the pleasure of living in for 64 years?

And to you leftist beleivers, don’t waste your time suggesting that I leave. No way. I will be right here working to stop, then reverse this, as long as I am able.

Ray

April 29th, 2009
9:06 am

Bookman.

Your credibility as a “journalist” would be best served by leaving this sort of crap at the door. It just evokes the same old tired responses from the same old people who demonize everything that doesn’t fit into their narrow view of America and where we should be headed. Does the AJC hire you to stir the pot and keep this fire burning? Healthy debate doesn’t begin with this. No one’s mind is changed, no ones opinion is respected…. only demonic comments that serve no purpose except to keep your pathetic job alive.

Mrs. Godzilla

April 29th, 2009
9:06 am

Here’s some fun stuff….

President Reagan saw UFO, often spoke of a world united because of alien invasion

“”According to a White House transcript, Reagan remarked that during his 5-hour private discussions with Gorbachev, he told [Gorbachev] to think, “how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We’d forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries …” Except for one headline or two, people didn’t pay much attention. Not then and not later, when Gorbachev himself confirmed the conversation in Geneva during an important speech on February 17, 1987, in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, to the Central Committee of the USSR’s Communist Party”"

The whole thing here:

http://www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc1738.htm

For the record….I believe we are not alone in the universe…. however, I’m doubtful that they are walking among us.

Reebok

April 29th, 2009
9:07 am

funny stuff. are coulter and hannity the arch enemy aliens from a parallel dimension? that would explain a lot…

RB from Gwinnett

April 29th, 2009
9:11 am

You might be right, Mrs. G. All those attorneys working OT to keep his birth certificate hidden may actually be doing it for free. I wonder if he’s reporting that on his taxes?

Mrs. Godzilla

April 29th, 2009
9:12 am

In other words RB, no data.
Nuff said.

RB from Gwinnett

April 29th, 2009
9:16 am

Gee, Mrs. G. I could spend hours digging for all the court cases being defended, look up the attorneys representing Obama, make a few inquiries into their billing rates, do some projections on billable hours (since I doubt they’ll share that with me) and come up with an estimate for you.

Or you could try thinking for a change.

Stan

April 29th, 2009
9:18 am

So does this mean that the Government will NOT be releasing documentation about aliens?

Paul

April 29th, 2009
9:20 am

If we’re their food source, they’re gonna eat real well. That’s why they’ve been biding their time… plump up the herd….

… and I knew only aliens went to Harvard Law. Shoulda stuck with Yale grads -

Redneck Convert

April 29th, 2009
9:21 am

Well, I know good and well the people that live in the big house outside of Simpsons Trailer Park are aliens. One reason is because they won’t touch beer. They pay alot for fancy wine and sip it in a little glass with their little finger stuck up in the air. And they wouldn’t even think of using a cut-off barrel as a BBQ pit. They dress in fancy clothes and won’t even wave at you when you honk your horn when you pass by. I bet you couldn’t find a pair of blue jeans in their house unless it was a pair that had a fancy label and maybe cost a couple hundred bucks. They even put up a Obama/Biden sign last election. If that don’t prove they are aliens here in Forsyth County I don’t know what will. Nobody’s doing anything about them. I say they are a danger to our good GA way of life.

Taxpayer

April 29th, 2009
9:22 am

I’m not sure that the Fed has the authority to gather, compile or report on aliens, illegal or otherwise. It may be a state’s rights issue.

Mrs. Godzilla

April 29th, 2009
9:24 am

RB

Another option, you could do your homework before you shoot your mouth off!

AmVet

April 29th, 2009
9:29 am

Is this the political equivalent to “holes in the fossil record”?

Today’s Republiconned Party – non-evolved and going the way of the dodo.

Bosch

April 29th, 2009
9:30 am

I told you so. Cylons are real.

DB, Gwinnettian

April 29th, 2009
9:32 am

“Take a serious subject (Obama’s origin of birth)”

See, Jay, it’s hard to compete with stuff like this for pure comedy gold. but thanks for trying.

jt

April 29th, 2009
9:32 am

“If we’re their food source, they’re gonna eat real well.”
I disagree, the U.S. has more attorneys than any other country. Even aliens don’t like eating shiiat.

Paul

April 29th, 2009
9:36 am

Bosch

I knew you’d be the one to figure that out. Thead the other day on the monocular test, now this… Jays preparing us for the Truth.

Did you see Letterman? Had on Zachary Quinto (Sylar on Heroes, the new Spock) – but – they gave a prize to a woman in Rupert’s Deli and I swear one of the presenters is a double for Caprica Six.

Which means… the cloning has begun!

I can die a happy man…

Paul

April 29th, 2009
9:37 am

jt

Attorneys are aliens. They’re the ones who doctor the birth certificates. No other logical explanation.

Susan Myers

April 29th, 2009
9:43 am

The fact that we are here should be evidence enough that there are others in this vast universe. But walking among us, no.

Midori

April 29th, 2009
9:52 am

Take a serious subject (Obama’s origin of birth) and make a mockery of the issue and belittle anyone who has the curiosity to wonder why a man would spend millions of dollars to hide a document he could just show to the world for free.

you mean like GW Bush’s TANG records, RB?

Davo: how many times do you intend to post that silly questionnaire crap? What purpose does it serve?

Paul

April 29th, 2009
9:54 am

Susan Myers

That’s really good news. If they were, it’d be proof positive. Then we’d have to figure out what God really looks like. And we’d havta redo the Sistine Chapel, and museums would have big problems, and fundamentalists would be confused, and Moslems would be really, really ticked….

But Buddhists and New Age thinkers would continue serenely on.

Doggone/GA

April 29th, 2009
9:55 am

Let’s see…if the universe is infinitely large, with an infinite number of solar systems that must mean there’s an infinite number of planets orbiting an infinite number of suns…in just the right orbit to have an infinite number of chances of evolving intelligent species. Sounds right to me.

jt

April 29th, 2009
9:55 am

Nancy Grace maybe.

AmVet

April 29th, 2009
9:57 am

James Carville, via Newsmax:

“What seems to be escaping notice is just how serious the problems of the Republican Party as a whole are for the long term. It’s not just a Bush thing, and it’s not just about Republican prospects in 2010, 2012, or 2014…”

Grim stuff for the short or long term, but Carville recounts that in his conversations with Republicans, nobody is disputing his dire assessment of the political reality.

In a nutshell, he concludes that the GOP is starved for credibility.

Carville writes that to understand the emergence of a lasting Democratic majority, one must first review the “profound and relentless incompetence” of the Bush administration – “and the pursuant collapse of the Republican Party.”

He suggests that this understanding requires a looking back at the failure of Republican ideas, “including a wholesale rejection of the myth of conservative superiority on the economy, and holding our noses long enough to survey the gallery of truly repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screw-ups that the Republican Party has been responsible for over the last eight years.”

Very succinctly he makes the argument for why Democrats are going to keep winning — Two words: young people. “In short, the Republicans are going to keep getting spanked again and again for forty more years because we’re right and they’re wrong, and Americans know it.”

However, despite the boon of the alleged GOP incompetence, the Democratic Party will not be able to simply glide along on the voter backlash or its laurels. The road to perpetual victory is, according to the pundit, “to rebuild Americans’ trust in government as a force of good.”

All very serious stuff in this Simon and Schuster offering, but along the way, Carville has fun with the likes of Sarah Palin for once running an Alaskan city hall that “looks just like a Louisiana bait shop.”

Always a big target, Bill O’Reilly is lambasted as stupid, bigoted, and “remarkably nasty, even for a far-right nut job.”

That last observation will make most, other than the Cracker Factor fans themselves, chuckle…

N.J,

April 29th, 2009
10:02 am

Yeah, about 30 years ago, the aliens sent their advance shock troops to take over talk radio, advise cuts to higher education and social programs, destroy education in math and the sciences and so weaken the strongest and most advanced nation on earth so no resistance to their full scale invasion would be possible..

Paul

April 29th, 2009
10:02 am

Doggone GA

[[in just the right orbit to have an infinite number of chances of evolving intelligent species.]]

So, do ya think it happened at least once?

AmVet

Carville thinks someone else is remarkably nasty? Maybe that’s why BOR gets along so well with Carville’s wife every time he has her on his show.

Personally, I like the portrayal of Carville in Primary Colors. Now there’s a fun movie -

jt

April 29th, 2009
10:06 am

“The road to perpetual victory is, according to the pundit, “to rebuild Americans’ trust in government as a force of good.”

Lenin would agree.

jt

April 29th, 2009
10:08 am

Start them in pre-school.
Have faith in the “Five-year” plans.
Disregard 2000 years of history.
We’re here to help.

N.J,

April 29th, 2009
10:08 am

Actually Ronald Reagans own appointee to the office of Comptroller General, when giving his report on the Reagan Administration, the only report in which a comptroller general ever criticized a president in the entire history of that agency, stated almost the same. That Reagan had almost destroyed the United States by attacking government as the cause of all America’s problems, rather than American government as a force for good. The most harmful factor being the inconsistance of the right in asserting that the same government that is bad when it provides social services for its citizens is still good when it is attacking other nations.

There is a vast inconsistancy in trying to assert that our “big government” is good and then insisting that we impose the same sort of government on the rest of the world by use of military threat or outright military attack. One would think that the right is so militaristic because they want to spread the misery in the form of their much spoken of “liberty”

jt

April 29th, 2009
10:10 am

Perpetual victory IS perpetual glory. Glory to the homeland.

AmVet

April 29th, 2009
10:11 am

Yeah, Paul, two peas in a pod.

It strikes me though how the oracles of the right – HeadRush, Mann Coulter, Pretty Boy Sean, ad nauseum – must be loving life under the Uppity One.

They have their devoted base of mulatto-loathers and liberal haters, so their ratings are assured to remain strong for four (eight, twelve, sixteen…?) more years.

Sadly, that emasculated gang is going to get them nowhere near the White House, Capitol Hill or most state houses for, it would appear, a long, long spell.

The irrefutable fact is there is no going back. And that is just about the only thing the reactionary wing of the GOP is capable of doing – looking backwards…

Doggone/GA

April 29th, 2009
10:11 am

“So, do ya think it happened at least once?”

Well, if you consider Earth formed humans to be intelligent…it did happen once.

RB from Gwinnett

April 29th, 2009
10:13 am

Midori, I don’t believe serving in the TANG is a requirement to be President. Besides, what information about his service there do you feel the need to know and why?

Mrs G. If you’d care to debate why the man continues to defend the issue in court vs. showing the birth certificate, then please offer up something relevant (for a change). You seem to want to debate whether or not I can find factual evidence of private billing records from a variety of Law firms, none of which are public domain, but all of which are relatively understood by rational thinking people. For what point? Even if it’s $1,000 Mrs. G, would you spend the money vs. showing the document if you had nothing to hide?

Red

April 29th, 2009
10:13 am

Here’s the thing about the Obama’s origin of birth fallacy that astounds me: as badly as Clinton wanted the nomination, do you not think her legions and minions would have uncovered any ineligibility of Obama to be President during the primary? Seriously, the Clintons are smear and takedown perfectionists.

But whatever, enjoy your paranoia wingnuts…

Kamchak

April 29th, 2009
10:13 am

Paul

Not only the the right orbit but also the right star. Most visible stars are too hot for a water based life form. Assuming that water boils/evaporates at universally recognized temperatures/pressures.

jt

April 29th, 2009
10:13 am

NJ- You are correct on your 10:06
How do YOU fight it? You are a proponent of the SAME people that were RULING you during Reagans years.
Come on dude, get a clue.

Mrs. Godzilla

April 29th, 2009
10:15 am

The road to perpetual victory is, according to the pundit, “to rebuild Americans’ trust in government as a force of good.”

George Washington would agreee

Thomas Jefferson would Agree

John Adams would agree

James Madison would agree

etc etc

only a FOOL would want the opposite.

RB from Gwinnett

April 29th, 2009
10:18 am

Red, no paranoia here. Just want to know why someone would fight as hard has Obama is to hide something like a birth certificate if he had nothing to hide. Would you?

Doggone/GA

April 29th, 2009
10:18 am

“only a FOOL would want the opposite.”

and only a fool would not understand that in order to “to rebuild Americans’ trust in government as a force of good.” – it has to BE a force of good.

You can’t rebuild that TRUST while you are working to TEAR DOWN that government.

Missing Link

April 29th, 2009
10:20 am

Chinese, Africans and Americans. No missing links here.

Doggone/GA

April 29th, 2009
10:21 am

“Red, no paranoia here. Just want to know why someone would fight as hard has Obama is to hide something like a birth certificate if he had nothing to hide. Would you?”

don’t know about Red, but no I wouldn’t…and fortunately, neither did Obama.

Mrs. Godzilla

April 29th, 2009
10:22 am

RB

I don’t care to argue the incredibly silly birth certificate issue.
Only the most paranoid of the radical right give it so much as a second thought. Don’t you get the fact that 99 9/10% of Americans are laughing at this and by extension you?

What I object to is your pulling numbers out of your butt because
of your implacable dislike for President Obama.

jt

April 29th, 2009
10:23 am

Ms. Godzilla-
Want in one hand, blank in the other.
Those great dead Americans knew that you EARNED trust. Not squandered it. Or abused it. Our present day carreer politicians do know, speaking of the “two” party system, simple people are simply decieved.

Paul

April 29th, 2009
10:24 am

Doggone GA

Sometimes I wonder…

Kamchak

Which is one reason I like sci fi. Endless possibilities.

AmVet

We all know the definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

The ideological intransigence astounds me. Don’t know if you were around the other day, but in speaking of Sen Specter’s reference to the 200,000 Penn voters who’d switched… the way it’s structured, the only viable option is Dem or Rep. So we keep lurching back and forth, back and forth, back and forth between the two.

It’s amazing – Democrats think the only way they can get anything done is to have Republicans relegated to irrelevance in numbers and influence. That’s their only strategy for governing success? Pathetic. Sorry, Pres Obama, your dream died on the altar of Pelosi and hardcore party politics.

Mrs. Godzilla 10:15

But only if it’s done by Democrats.

See what I mean?

Taxpayer

April 29th, 2009
10:26 am

News Flash. Obama’s home planet has been identified and our fastest ship has been dispatch there to retrieve an original copy of his birth certificate. Stay tuned for updates.

Doggone/GA

April 29th, 2009
10:26 am

“t’s amazing – Democrats think the only way they can get anything done is to have Republicans relegated to irrelevance in numbers and influence”

Of course they do…because bitter experience has proven that to the R’s “bipartisanship” means do it THEIR way, or no way. They aren’t being called the “party of no” for nothing.

Kamchak

April 29th, 2009
10:27 am

“Simple people are simply deceived.”
hahahahahahahahahhahahahaha

You can be sincere, but you can be sincerely wrong.

jt

April 29th, 2009
10:30 am

“It’s amazing – Democrats think the only way they can get anything done is to have Republicans relegated to irrelevance in numbers and influence. That’s their only strategy for governing success? Pathetic.”
Perfect.
To listen to these people, you would think that to have 39 more “R” ’s switch to “D”’s would be NIRVANA. A letter does not make an old silver haired corrupt carreer politician, who routinely wears make-up, a godsend.

Hillbilly Deluxe

April 29th, 2009
10:30 am

Elvis told me that this isn’t true.

ByteMe

April 29th, 2009
10:30 am

Rush thinks the Republican Party is better off without Specter… and McCain and his daughter and anyone else who doesn’t think the way he does.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/04/29/limbaugh-to-specter-please-take-mccain-with-you-2/

As Taxpayer has been saying: “You’re doing great. Don’t change a thing.”

Mrs. Godzilla

April 29th, 2009
10:31 am

OK….I have to apologize to RB

I pulled that 99 9/10% number out of my own butt.

I did find a “birther” petition with 365,198 signatures on it….

jt

April 29th, 2009
10:33 am

I could be sincerely wrong but I AM sincerely sincere about beleiving in it.

Paul

April 29th, 2009
10:33 am

Doggone/GA

I’ve said before Spkr Pelosi has been more of a Spkr DeLay than Delay was.

Newsweek’s had a couple of very good articles on how (in the House, at least) Dems have completely shut out any attempt at compromise. Reps have done a lot of “no” but to engage them and have them still take that line would be a more effective strategy, I think. But they want it all their way (remember, the stim numbers on spending and tax cuts proposed by the Reps were closer to what Pres Obama wanted than what the Dems proposed).

So in that regard, I don’t see much difference between the Reps when they had the majority and what the House Dems are doing now.

So much for ‘progressive’ -

maxwell

April 29th, 2009
10:33 am

Mrs G … RB more than likely heard this nonsense from Limbaugh, and like any good ditto head has to pass it along no matter that there are no facts! If Rush said it, Then by golly it has to be true!

jt

April 29th, 2009
10:34 am

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ~Dr. Seuss

Susan Myers

April 29th, 2009
10:36 am

I missed this one! Hysterical!

Obama Alien Ad – Attack on Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rn34oviSqo

Taxpayer

April 29th, 2009
10:43 am

Coleman was once a Democrat and Hillary was once a Republican. Well, that’s all the proof of the existence of aliens that I need.

jt

April 29th, 2009
10:47 am

Because of the possible threat of Aliens and the swine flu, for the sake of our Republic, let us call for Congree to call a recess, indefinetly.

Shawny

April 29th, 2009
10:50 am

Aliens? That explains Keith Olbermann.

You Distort/We Deride

April 29th, 2009
10:51 am

Don’t you just love it when the right wing nutjobs are so aptly ridiculed by Jay Bookman! Jay, you know you’ve hit a nerve when the usual suspects call for your resignation during their daily roll call. They can dish the trash, and make lunatic claims, but woe be the man who dishes it right back at them. Thanks for the belly laughs, Jay…and from the Whigs who responded.

mm

April 29th, 2009
11:02 am

RB,

The lawyers don’t even have to put up a fight. The judges are throwing out the cases before they are heard. Wonder why?

Kamchak

April 29th, 2009
11:03 am

Paul

In my day it was called speculative fiction, science fiction–or sci-fi–was considered nerdy. I’ve read, with interest, your discussions of BSG because I was watching the original version in my 20’s and thought it somewhat campy. I watched the first couple of episodes of the new incarnation and couldn’t stick with it. I’m beginning to suspect that I missed something. My senior year in HS a science fiction course was offered as an English class, and “Dune” was one of the required reading books and for one of the few times I was way ahead of scheduled reading. I even went back after graduating to discuss “Children of Dune” with my former teacher because of unanswered questions. Heinlein, Clark, Asimov, Herbert, et al don’t get the credit they deserve.

ByteMe

April 29th, 2009
11:09 am

mm: Clearly it’s because they’re in on the conspiracy! :lol:

catlady

April 29th, 2009
11:12 am

What about Flip Flop Palin? Talk about space alien!

RB from Gwinnett

April 29th, 2009
11:14 am

maxwell, haven’t listened to Rush in years, but thanks for passing on the moveon talking points about him. Nicely done tool.

mm, they’re being thrown out because the people filing the cases don’t have legal standing to file the case, not because anyone says his birth certificate is legitimate. And you still haven’t answered the question. Why would you defend the case at any expense vs. just showing the birth certificate? Can you please just answer the question?!

G, unlike you, I have the reasoning skills to know the 99+% number you tossed was made up. I also have the reasoning skills to know the number of attorneys being paid to defend the number of cases dealing with the issue aren’t billing at minimum wage rates and based on volume and quality of attorneys would likely add up to millions. I suspect you know the same, but aren’t willing to admit it because you don’t want to answer the question of why would you spend the money if you have nothing to hide?

Jefferson

April 29th, 2009
11:15 am

The R’s could not handle prosperity. 6 years of total control of all 3 branches of the US gov’t. Now how did they blow it so bad a guy with a funny name becomes the new president. Now will the D’s handle prosperity any different, or will they too swing for the fences and pop out ?

Mrs. Godzilla

April 29th, 2009
11:23 am

RB,

Principle.

Paul

April 29th, 2009
11:24 am

Kamchak

I had an undergraduate English class in sci fi. Taught by a full professor who had to lobby hard to get it into the curriculum. I still have three of the books – all the ‘best of’ types and reread my favorite stories occasionally.

One was an intergalactic survey team that swung by earth – way ahead of schedule because of an impending supernove – they’d been by 4,000 or so years earlier and it was hunter-gatherer time, so they figured by now they might be into ironworking, if past galactic development was a guide. Planet was deserted but covered in huge cities. Survey team left, then picked up on their scanners a huge fleet. Rudimentary atomic drive – marveled at how they developed so fast, undertook a worldwide evacuation into the unknown. Wondered at what they must be like. One being asked the other, even though it was thousands of years early, if they should approach them and ask them to join their federation.

One responded “they are most unusual. What if they don’t like our little federation?” The other answered “We are hundreds of worlds thousands of years advanced from them. What can they do to us?”

The final sentence read “Twenty years later, the remark didn’t seem so funny.”

Humanity in a nutshell.

Kamchak

April 29th, 2009
11:27 am

Jefferson

Swinging for the fences is not always the best strategy, sometimes just making contact with the ball is all one can hope for. Bunt, opposite field base hit, walk, anything within the rules to advance the runner.

Susan Myers

April 29th, 2009
11:32 am

Glenn Beck says he knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy whose cousin saw Obama get off an alien space ship from the planet Xyprogr. Of course everyone knows that means Obama can’t be a U.S.
citizen. By the way, everyone from Xyprogr are Muslim, Fascist, Communist Bolsheviks.

Doggone/GA

April 29th, 2009
11:35 am

“not because anyone says his birth certificate is legitimate”

Doesn “anyone” include the state of Hawaii? Because, gee whiz, Hawaii says it’s a VALID BIRTH CERTIFICATE. What part of “valid” don’t you understand?

jt

April 29th, 2009
11:38 am

RB- Your questions will be ignored. Since when has the constitution been acknowleged anyway? But considering the future, Answer this question.? Who would you rather vote for? A person born in Cambodia, who escaped tyranny by floating on a raft for 40 days. Who understands corrupt goverment and believes in freedom and liberty. Who Sincerely has adoppted America and what it USED to stand for. Or would you vote for what the “R&D” party sanctioned, vomited forth from the chicago political machine, just because he had a birth certificate?

DB, Gwinnettian

April 29th, 2009
11:38 am

AmVet’s post reminded me–I actually saw an ad for Newsmax on the Rachel Maddow Show a few days back. Weird.

Kamchak

April 29th, 2009
11:39 am

Paul

I am curious about the reading list for that course. I got a copy of the reading list for a sci-fi class at UGA while I was a student in the late 70’s. I naively believed that I probably would have read every book on the list, but boy was I wrong. One of the titles was “A Voyage to Arcturus” by David Lindsay. I tried to read it but my head was in a bad place and I found it to be very dry and somewhat outre even for sci-fi.

AmVet

April 29th, 2009
11:41 am

Strategy can sometimes win a baseball game.

But without talent, it is damned difficult.

The GOP trotted out a bunch off Single A minor leaguers disguised as MLB caliber players.

And the ignorant NASCAR fans fell for it.

And it was soon obvious that Kreepy Karl, DickHead, Dumsfeld and Candied Rice could not hit a Major League slider, curve or fastball.

Worse, defensively they had hands of stone.

I always found it ironic that George of the Bungle once ran the Texas Rangers.

A perennial cellar dweller…

AmVet

April 29th, 2009
11:43 am

DB, I enjoy Newsmax. And THAT is weird.

Yes, it is replete with GOP talking points, particularly the op-ed pieces by baby Reagan and HeadRush’s brother, but often it is somewhat objective – which is damned hard to find among right-wing sites.

md

April 29th, 2009
11:46 am

“Doesn “anyone” include the state of Hawaii? Because, gee whiz, Hawaii says it’s a VALID BIRTH CERTIFICATE. What part of “valid” don’t you understand?”

You mean from the democratic governor from Hawaii?? The one that won’t release it.

Maybe, just maybe, it stays sealed because the dems know that if it were ever to get out that he is not eligible, the entire party would be seen as a sham party. The ultimate scam pulled on a majority of the american public.

Now that would be entertaining.

DB, Gwinnettian

April 29th, 2009
11:48 am

What part of “valid” don’t you understand?

One might also wonder what ever happened to those precious “states rights” in all this?

HI is telling the birthers, from what I can ascertain that

a) the certificate is valid, and

b) keep your damn dirty ape hands off of them.

The sovereign state’s word isn’t good enough for them? They want to get the evil Feddle Gubmint to come to their rescue?

Birthers are a hoot.

Doggone/GA

April 29th, 2009
11:51 am

“You mean from the democratic governor from Hawaii?? The one that won’t release it.”

You’d be amazed at how much use actually READING the FACTS can be: http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html

Paul

April 29th, 2009
11:56 am

Kamchak

I took it as a summer course – same content as the regular semesters, so I was reading hours a day. The three books I kept were all the ‘Best of” with short to medium length stories. The Prof liked to do a lot of compare/contrast among authors and pick out different ways of treating the same theme. And the writing… I don’t think there’s an English prof on earth who doesn’t love to have students write…

Another great short story in one of the books – Mimsy were the Borogroves (by Lewis Padgett) – became the basis for the movie The Last Mimzy which was released a few years ago.

Doggone/GA

April 29th, 2009
11:57 am

“Maybe, just maybe, it stays sealed because the dems know that if it were ever to get out that he is not eligible, the entire party would be seen as a sham party.”

Here’s where the whole birth certificate “argument” falls apart: Obama grew up in a less-than-rich household. Now, IF – IF he was not born in Hawaii as his parents, his grandparents, the state of Hawaii, and the newspapers that reported his birth state as FACT…why was his Mother not winning EVERY lottery going?

And why, do you ask, should she have been able to do that? Because with her AMAZING prescience in realizing that her “not-born-in-the-USA” child was going to run for President when he grown up, she immediately got off her birthing bed, high-tailed it to Hawaii and pulled the wool over the state’s eyes and the eyes of the newspapers to make it appear he WAS born there.

It’s just FANTASTIC. With that kind of ability to see the future she should have been rich beyond anyone’s wildest dreams from lottery winnings.

Of course, it’s all just a lie. He was born in Hawaii and only desperate dolts refuse to admit it.

Copyleft

April 29th, 2009
11:57 am

“Why would you defend the case rather than showing the document?”

For the same reason you just keep walking when a random street lunatic starts screaming “Where’s my mustard?!” at you.

DB, Gwinnettian

April 29th, 2009
11:58 am

Doggone @ 11.51, see, those weren’t actual birthers handling the documents. So it doesn’t count!

I Report/ You Whine

April 29th, 2009
11:59 am

Alright, spam filter insanity, let’s try this paragraph by paragraph, sigh-

Hopelessly stuck in a downtown waiting room this morning, which of course had the Crazed News Network blaring forth it’s idiocy, so they had people write or call in comments about Obozo’s first one hundred, honest to God, check this out-

I Report/ You Whine

April 29th, 2009
12:00 pm

Para #2-

“Ahs don’t remembers the last president being hounded by so hard like Obozo is, especially by the Republicans, what’s wrongs wit dees peoples?”

I Report/ You Whine

April 29th, 2009
12:01 pm

Para #3-

There were ten others hopelessly stuck in there with me and upon hearing this nugget^^, we all busted out laughing at the same time.

Doggone/GA

April 29th, 2009
12:03 pm

“Doggone @ 11.51, see, those weren’t actual birthers handling the documents. So it doesn’t count!”

right. And even if they DID handle it they’d claim it was fake and that the REAL one is “locked away” for some, imaginary, reason that makes no sense anyway.