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2012-08-13 07:15:59 PM  

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.


I think he's going to try to tax them.
 
2012-08-13 07:16:09 PM  
Considering what curiosity is really doing up there, it's understandable:

cdn.leasticoulddo.com
 
2012-08-13 07:20:34 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war


war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.

WW1 - WIlson (D)
WW2 - Roosevelt (D)
Korea - Truman (D)
Vietnam - Johnson (D)

Compare those to the recent spat of brushfire wars under both Bushes and I'm going ot say the Democrats have been the bloodthirsty bastards last century. Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran. He's already gotten us into Libya.


Republicans have always, at least in the last 30/40 years been cosier with the Pentagon than Dems. common knowledge. Republicans are always the ones hyping national security, them terrorists, etc. and the armed forces folks tend to vote Republican too.

Kennedy had no intention of getting involved in Nam and those other wars were world war that no president could have influenced either way.

nice try, though.
 
2012-08-13 07:21:13 PM  
Solid, Mr. President.

If I were you, I'd want to know too, firstly, then I'd want a contingency plan, no?

*phew*

*bow*

I am SO glad I don't have to make those kinds of decisions...

;)
 
2012-08-13 07:26:33 PM  
Democrats will take votes from anyone. . . including illegal aliens.
 
2012-08-13 07:34:36 PM  
t0.gstatic.com

We found alien life! The bad news is, it's a space herpe.
 
2012-08-13 07:37:12 PM  

Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war


war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.

WW1 - WIlson (D)
WW2 - Roosevelt (D)
Korea - Truman (D)
Vietnam - Johnson (D)

Compare those to the recent spat of brushfire wars under both Bushes and I'm going ot say the Democrats have been the bloodthirsty bastards last century. Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran. He's already gotten us into Libya.

Republicans have always, at least in the last 30/40 years been cosier with the Pentagon than Dems. common knowledge. Republicans are always the ones hyping national security, them terrorists, etc. and the armed forces folks tend to vote Republican too.

Kennedy had no intention of getting involved in Nam and those other wars were world war that no president could have influenced either way.

nice try, though.


And Korea was a 'Police Action'... So that doesn't count either.

And Iran is not going to happen however much you (SS) want it too
 
2012-08-13 07:37:19 PM  
NASA to Obama: If you make contact with funding, please send it right away. KTHXBAI
 
2012-08-13 07:37:56 PM  
I just have to decide what to eat tonight...;)
 
2012-08-13 07:39:16 PM  

Oznog: [t0.gstatic.com image 275x183]

We found alien life! The bad news is, it's a space herpe.


That's fine with me. As long as it's not a queen.

collider.com
 
2012-08-13 07:40:13 PM  
t0.gstatic.com

www.greatamericanink.com
 
2012-08-13 07:41:40 PM  
F U, Obama. If we do discover any life on Mars, it won't be because you helped.
 
2012-08-13 07:42:38 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


I'm Christian and I am pretty sure the earth is much older than 6000 years. And evolution is fact. So yeah.
 
2012-08-13 07:48:40 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: F U, Obama. If we do discover any life on Mars, it won't be because you helped.


WTF?

Show some respect, man.

At least finish with 'sir', sir.
 
2012-08-13 07:54:00 PM  
Will the Martians get probed by the TSA?
 
2012-08-13 07:54:58 PM  

4seasons85!: Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.

I'm Christian and I am pretty sure the earth is much older than 6000 years. And evolution is fact. So yeah.


We mean normal Christians. Obviously you're abnormal.
 
2012-08-13 08:00:59 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources...

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.


You're using Galileo as the example?
 
2012-08-13 08:02:49 PM  
I guess he's never taken a look at his cabinet members.
 
2012-08-13 08:03:40 PM  
images.icanhascheezburger.com

cats are from mars chickens are from pets
 
2012-08-13 08:04:03 PM  

CygnusDarius: I alone am best: CygnusDarius: Umm, there's a problem...

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 600x302]

Mars is the home of the adeptus mechanicus. Chaos wouldnt get close to mars.

Horus Heresy?.


The Dark Mechanicum was from Mars, if I recall, though they joined Horus pretty far out I think. Besides, the Mechanicum is actually independent of the Empire, they have an agreement with the Emperor to supply the empire in return for autonomy. Hence the lack of Ecclesiarchs ransacking (or trying to, anyway) Mars for heretical machine-god worship.
 
2012-08-13 08:07:58 PM  

Deep Contact: Will the Martians get probed by the TSA?


When they do, rest assured they will blog about it...

Write.
 
2012-08-13 08:09:00 PM  

Indubitably: Deep Contact: Will the Martians get probed by the TSA?

When they do, rest assured they will blog about it...

Write.


"Oh, I will, sir."
 
2012-08-13 08:16:24 PM  
Obama is hungry and wants to be the first to know if NASA discovers a tasty new breed of dog.
 
2012-08-13 08:16:37 PM  

towatchoverme: UberDave: My guess is that they would simply restructure their faith around that little "problem"....you know, like every other time reality blew dogma out of the water.

Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.


Thanks for that, good read.
/FTFLA: I would hope we would at least occasionally entertain the idea that "I could be wrong."
 
2012-08-13 08:18:24 PM  
Send More Chuck Berry!!!
 
2012-08-13 08:23:35 PM  

Phony_Soldier: Obama is hungry and wants to be the first to know if NASA discovers a tasty new breed of dog.


Seriously?

Republican policy is repugnant to the working class/struggling to the middle, yo,

Why?

Reward Republicans?

For waht?

Intransigence?

Show your taxes, Mr. Romney.

If mine are public, so should be yours, man.

For we ALL went to publix.

Rather,

Show me where you made money for the working class, and I mean real money...

Show me the numbers.

Then,

Show me the people who will corroborate, sir(s).

Please and thank you.

;)
 
2012-08-13 08:23:52 PM  

towatchoverme:
Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.


Hmm, interesting article. "We don't know what the fark we're doing" is refreshingly candid.

I guess I'll check their most recent article for comparison.
 
2012-08-13 08:28:18 PM  

Gyrfalcon: 4seasons85!: Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.

I'm Christian and I am pretty sure the earth is much older than 6000 years. And evolution is fact. So yeah.

We mean normal Christians. Obviously you're abnormal.


Unfortunately I agree with you. A lot of Christians scare me. :( There are a few good ones out there though that actually read their Bible and try to be good people. We are a freak few though.
 
2012-08-13 08:28:19 PM  

CommieTaoist: Man, you people are so gullible! Everyone knows that the only reason 0bama sent that rover up there to begin with was he put his original Kenyan birth certificate college transcripts on it so Sheriff Joe and his posse couldn't find it.


FIFY

/Is the reason he won't release them because he pulled an Elizabeth Warren?
//Romney needs to release more than 2 years of tax return after Obama release the transcripts.
///Ryan, Biden, Reid and Boehner at least 5 years of tax returns as well.
 
2012-08-13 08:34:10 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: towatchoverme:
Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.

Hmm, interesting article. "We don't know what the fark we're doing" is refreshingly candid.

I guess I'll check their most recent article for comparison.


Oh that was fun... Mighta knocked a few points of the old IQ there, thanks...
 
2012-08-13 08:48:51 PM  
FTA "After commending their hard work and genius as a symbol of America's space prowess and innovation, he finished his call with this:

If in fact you do make contact with Martians, please tell me know right away."


No he didn't.
 
2012-08-13 09:09:29 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Considering the Vatican said it had no beef with the idea of extraterrestrial life, probably nothing.

/oh, wait, you're stereotyping
 
2012-08-13 09:13:31 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.


For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.
 
2012-08-13 09:19:24 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war


war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.

WW1 - WIlson (D)
WW2 - Roosevelt (D)
Korea - Truman (D)
Vietnam - Johnson (D)

Compare those to the recent spat of brushfire wars under both Bushes and I'm going ot say the Democrats have been the bloodthirsty bastards last century. Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran. He's already gotten us into Libya.


I was unaware that America was the one who started those four wars. I know for the first two that we did our best to remain out of them until we were attacked or threatened, and the other two we came to the aid of someone else who was attacked first.

Bush, however, not only attacked the wrong country after 9/11, he lied about the reason for it as well.
 
2012-08-13 09:20:23 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.

For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.


"Kokopell-I, man," he said whistling while walking away...

;)
 
2012-08-13 09:21:27 PM  

Indubitably: Keizer_Ghidorah: Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.

For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.

"Kokopell-I, man," he said whistling while walking away...

;)


Read petroglyphs, friend.
 
2012-08-13 09:33:55 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


The church already said that aliens probably exist and that it wouldn't change their faith if they found it, but keep farking that chicken. Why does every thread about this shiat turn into "I HATE RELIGION"
 
2012-08-13 09:35:06 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.

For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.


A Greek philosopher, I forget which one, remarked that gods looked like man only because man created them. He opined that if horses had gods they would look like horses, if oxen had gods they would look like oxen. Even the most animal-like gods were essentially animal-avatars of human aspects.

[shrug] There's no need to see arrogance and evil in it; it's just hard to worship an actual crocodile that lays on the riverbank all day and occasionally eats a zebra. People need to worship a crocodile that at least causes the river to rise and fall or something.
 
2012-08-13 09:47:39 PM  

wildsnowllama: I was told Obama had his own time machine. Are you telling me "he didn't build that?"


Al Gore built it.
 
2012-08-13 09:57:25 PM  
Christianity hates evolution but is OK with the possibility of finding microbal life on Mars?

[let_me_laugh_even_harder.jpg]
 
2012-08-13 10:00:00 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Keizer_Ghidorah: Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.

For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.

A Greek philosopher, I forget which one, remarked that gods looked like man only because man created them. He opined that if horses had gods they would look like horses, if oxen had gods they would look like oxen. Even the most animal-like gods were essentially animal-avatars of human aspects.

[shrug] There's no need to see arrogance and evil in it; it's just hard to worship an actual crocodile that lays on the riverbank all day and occasionally eats a zebra. People need to worship a croc ...


It's arrogance to make deities in our image. We think we're so awesome that if there were divine beings they must surely look like us, and they created us in their image because we're so special, and because we're so special the gods base all their actions around us.

Take Genesis, for example. God spends five days creating everything. When he's done he feels empty and unfulfilled, there's something missing. I know! MAN! And out of all his creation, Man can talk and think and be pals with God. But God forgot to, unlike with the rest of creation, make a female version, and he's confused about why Adam is so lonely and mopey until Adam finally has to tell the all-knowing one "How come I don't have a girlfriend?", and God says "Oops", pulls a rib out of Adam, and fashions a woman from it (alone among all of the living creation, human woman was not created from the dirt but from man, which indicates she's not equal to her male counterpart like the animal females are to theirs). Later, God's busy or something, that wily ol' serpent sneaks in and suggests eating the fruit of good/bad smartness to Eve, she snacks on them and gives some to Adam, and when God finds out he curses the entire farking universe because man learned about good and bad. Eventually the entire universe will go cold and die because of the first two humans to exist, if God doesn't just blow it up with Armageddon first.
 
2012-08-13 10:55:48 PM  

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.


And register them to vote
 
2012-08-13 11:07:09 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


The biggest blow to the Abrahamic religions came about 150 years ago with the Origin of Species. Instead of being special creations molded in the image of a higher power, we're instead the end product of a very long line of lucky impersonal circumstances. We're no better than any other animal, preprogrammed to eat, reproduce and die into oblivion. You can't reconcile that with religion, which is why despite overwhelming evidence the religious fundamentalists still fight it so hard.

Compared to the sobering faith-destroying fact of evolution, finding life on another planet would be non-event, and is far more easily reconcilable with religion.
 
2012-08-13 11:09:06 PM  

sno man: God-is-a-Taco: towatchoverme:
Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.

Hmm, interesting article. "We don't know what the fark we're doing" is refreshingly candid.

I guess I'll check their most recent article for comparison.

Oh that was fun... Mighta knocked a few points of the old IQ there, thanks...


Well, you know ... nobody's perfect and all that.

(Yeah, second article ... full of th' derp).
 
2012-08-13 11:09:17 PM  
This prick?

This is like Nixon making a phone call to Armstrong and Aldrin on the Moon, trying to bask in the glory of the achievements of those whose throats he was cutting even as he spoke.
 
2012-08-13 11:11:15 PM  
watch out I heard they had a rodent problem
www.bikermice.tv
 
2012-08-13 11:47:37 PM  

towatchoverme:
Well, you know ... nobody's perfect and all that.

(Yeah, second article ... full of th' derp).


To be fair, no one has shown that Anne Hathaway doesn't support NAMBLA.
 
2012-08-14 12:02:41 AM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-08-14 12:22:09 AM  
I can't help but LOL at the folks predicting WWIII if there is OIL on mars.

On the fracking moon which is several orders of magnitude closer than mars the cost of recovering a given amount of material is more than the cost of that amount of gold, so if there was a giant stack of gold bars on the moon it would cost more to go get them than they are worth.

Oil is worth quite a bit less than gold and mars it quite a bit further.
 
2012-08-14 12:49:10 AM  
i160.photobucket.com
 
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