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(Slate)   Either President Obama just got smacked down by the House GOP on the NASA budget, or President Obama just brilliantly trolled the House GOP on the NASA budget   (slate.com) divider line 46
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2014-06-05 03:16:11 PM
Since it's way too freaking easy to troll the House GOP, I'm guessing it's the second one.
 
2014-06-05 03:17:16 PM
Wait, we ate going to the icy moon Europa?

I thought we were told explicitly NOT to go there???
 
2014-06-05 03:23:30 PM
Definitely the second one.  I hope he signs it, then admits he only put those cuts in because he knew the House Republicans would remove them just to oppose him.
 
2014-06-05 03:46:24 PM
Considering a lot of those NASA related jobs are in red states, I can see why the House would be pushing to get them reinstated.
 
2014-06-05 04:30:53 PM
I can imagine a tea party congressman arguing about the bill with Obama:

www.israellycool.com

Obama: I challenge you to a battle of wits.  On the table are two proposals for NASA's budget.  Mine cuts from the budget various projects and proposals we can't afford, and encourages more privatization of space.  Yours restores funding for planetary science, rockets, and telescopes.

[He hands the Cognressman his proposal and the Republican counter-proposal]

Obama: All right. Where is the poison pill? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and Congress votes, and we find out who is right... and who is voted out of office.
Republican: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison pill into his own bill or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the things he really wants into his opponent's proposal, because he would know that only a great fool would vote for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of me. But you must have known I was not a great fool. You would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama : You've made your decision then?
Republican : Not remotely! Because your budget thankfully cuts funding from a mission to Europa, which as everyone knows, is named after Europe! And Europe is entirely populated with socialists. So clearly we need to cut that project and I cannot choose the bill in front of me.
Obama : Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Republican : Wait till I get going! Now, where was I?
Obama: Europe.
Republican : Yes, Europe. And you must have suspected I wouldn't be seen supporting socialism, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama: You're just stalling now.
Republican : You'd like to think that, wouldn't you?! Our bill has more spending, and more spending increases the deficit, so I can clearly not support the bill in front of me!  But your bill cuts research & development of new technology by private contractors, and that would hurt job creators, so clearly I can't support the bill in front of you!  But those jobs are in science & technology, and they're working on a mission to an asteroid.  Those scientists say an asteroid killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, but as everyone knows, the earth is only 6,000 years old, and scientists hate God.  So I can clearly not choose the bill in front of me!
Obama : You're trying to trick me into giving away something. It won't work.
Republican : It has worked! You've given everything away!
 
2014-06-05 04:48:52 PM

shroom: I can imagine a tea party congressman arguing about the bill with Obama:


Bravo, good sir!
 
2014-06-05 05:21:02 PM
On one side a guy playing chess.
On the other a Helmet of Teahadista hammering "Sorry!" pieces up their dickhole and screaming "Jengzee!!!"
 
2014-06-05 05:26:18 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: On one side a guy playing chess.
On the other a Helmet of Teahadista hammering "Sorry!" pieces up their dickhole and screaming "Jengzee!!!"


King me!
 
2014-06-05 07:06:50 PM
We got something done! We got something done!
 
2014-06-05 07:17:43 PM
Liberals all claim to be great scientists, and many great scientists are in fact liberals. But the vast horde are really just fodder for a political machine and eat, breathe, and sleep the democrat pablum that theyre fed. If Obama tells them that planetary exploration is too expensive and uninteresting, they'll lose interest in it.
 
2014-06-05 07:23:05 PM
Is there anything you guys won't fellate obama over?
 
2014-06-05 07:27:21 PM

Animatronik: Liberals all claim to be great scientists, and many great scientists are in fact liberals. But the vast horde are really just fodder for a political machine and eat, breathe, and sleep the democrat pablum that theyre fed. If Obama tells them that planetary exploration is too expensive and uninteresting, they'll lose interest in it.


Come on - that wasn't even a good troll
 
2014-06-05 07:34:37 PM
BENGHAZI!!!
 
2014-06-05 07:35:03 PM
Ooh I wonder which one Fark thinks is right. So much anticipation!
 
2014-06-05 07:35:44 PM
I don't know if the right wing crazies funded NASA just to spite Obama, but the left doesn't exactly have a good record with space exploration, either. To be honest, I don't really care. NASA is, hopefully, going to be funded at a reasonable level for another year.
 
2014-06-05 07:39:16 PM

Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Is there anything you guys won't fellate obama over?


BENGHAZI!!!

/ftfm
 
2014-06-05 07:39:47 PM
MOONGHAZI!
 
2014-06-05 07:39:53 PM

shroom: I can imagine a tea party congressman arguing about the bill with Obama:


+ 11
 
2014-06-05 07:41:57 PM

shroom: I can imagine a tea party congressman arguing about the bill with Obama:

[www.israellycool.com image 300x233]

Obama: I challenge you to a battle of wits.  On the table are two proposals for NASA's budget.  Mine cuts from the budget various projects and proposals we can't afford, and encourages more privatization of space.  Yours restores funding for planetary science, rockets, and telescopes.

[He hands the Cognressman his proposal and the Republican counter-proposal]

Obama: All right. Where is the poison pill? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and Congress votes, and we find out who is right... and who is voted out of office.
Republican: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison pill into his own bill or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the things he really wants into his opponent's proposal, because he would know that only a great fool would vote for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of me. But you must have known I was not a great fool. You would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama : You've made your decision then?
Republican : Not remotely! Because your budget thankfully cuts funding from a mission to Europa, which as everyone knows, is named after Europe! And Europe is entirely populated with socialists. So clearly we need to cut that project and I cannot choose the bill in front of me.
Obama : Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Republican : Wait till I get going! Now, where was I?
Obama: Europe.
Republican : Yes, Europe. And you must have suspected I wouldn't be seen supporting socialism, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama: You're just stalling now.
Republican : You'd like to think that, wouldn't you?! Our bill has more spending, and more spending increases the deficit, so I can clearly not support the bill in front of me!  But ...


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-06-05 07:42:44 PM

shroom: I can imagine a tea party congressman arguing about the bill with Obama:


Is there a Comment of the Year competition? Because you just won it
 
2014-06-05 07:42:59 PM

Techhell: Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Is there anything you guys won't fellate obama over?

BENGHAZI!!!

/ftfm


Didn't y'all get the memo?

Do try and keep up.

ahem....

BERGDAHLZI!
 
2014-06-05 07:51:51 PM

xaks: Techhell: Satan's Superfluous Nipple: Is there anything you guys won't fellate obama over?

BENGHAZI!!!

/ftfm

Didn't y'all get the memo?

Do try and keep up.

ahem....

BERGDAHLZI!


but... I like the benghazi...
 
2014-06-05 07:55:11 PM
It's not an original idea but I'd like it if they had a or several mission to send simple, cheap robots to Mars or other planets/satellites, those robots would have one task: cover a lot of terrain relatively fast while recording video/pictures and taking simple measurement like temperature.  I see them moving without input from Earth on legs only using simple electronic (I can't remember the MIT guy who started exploring this kind of thing) that none the less can adapt to the environment.and/or mechanical failures like loosing a leg or one motor stopping. There only complex part would be the digital camera, a positioning system, and a transmitter. There would be no need for a receiver unless needed for the positioning system.

The idea is to get data on where to send more costly conventional rovers.
 
2014-06-05 08:16:19 PM

shroom: I can imagine a tea party congressman arguing about the bill with Obama:

[www.israellycool.com image 300x233]

Obama: I challenge you to a battle of wits.  On the table are two proposals for NASA's budget.  Mine cuts from the budget various projects and proposals we can't afford, and encourages more privatization of space.  Yours restores funding for planetary science, rockets, and telescopes.

[He hands the Cognressman his proposal and the Republican counter-proposal]

Obama: All right. Where is the poison pill? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and Congress votes, and we find out who is right... and who is voted out of office.
Republican: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison pill into his own bill or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the things he really wants into his opponent's proposal, because he would know that only a great fool would vote for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of me. But you must have known I was not a great fool. You would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama : You've made your decision then?
Republican : Not remotely! Because your budget thankfully cuts funding from a mission to Europa, which as everyone knows, is named after Europe! And Europe is entirely populated with socialists. So clearly we need to cut that project and I cannot choose the bill in front of me.
Obama : Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Republican : Wait till I get going! Now, where was I?
Obama: Europe.
Republican : Yes, Europe. And you must have suspected I wouldn't be seen supporting socialism, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama: You're just stalling now.
Republican : You'd like to think that, wouldn't you?! Our bill has more spending, and more spending increases the deficit, so I can clearly not support the bill in front of me!  But ...


Nicely done, but both bills are poison.
 
2014-06-05 08:27:22 PM
The beef with Russia forced their hand
 
2014-06-05 08:52:00 PM
NASA is a waste of money. It's just more croney capitalism Elected officials use to spread pork around to campaign supporters.

//privatize space exploration
//free markets, free space, free men!
 
2014-06-05 09:09:58 PM
We REALLY need a Space Race 2.0 say with China.  There is no way in hell we will get a multi-national space agency to agree to support a trip to Mars.  Too much fear of tech theft, who's astronaut gets to be the 1st to set foot on the soil, ect.
 
2014-06-05 09:56:32 PM
Obviously, the correct answer is we must increase penalties for marijuana.
 
2014-06-05 10:42:59 PM
NASA: Florida, Alabama, Texas, California (while blue overall still many red reps)....  Yeah no reason at all to vote for that stuff
 
2014-06-06 12:00:35 AM

RedVentrue: shroom: I can imagine a tea party congressman arguing about the bill with Obama:

[www.israellycool.com image 300x233]

Obama: I challenge you to a battle of wits.  On the table are two proposals for NASA's budget.  Mine cuts from the budget various projects and proposals we can't afford, and encourages more privatization of space.  Yours restores funding for planetary science, rockets, and telescopes.

[He hands the Cognressman his proposal and the Republican counter-proposal]

Obama: All right. Where is the poison pill? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and Congress votes, and we find out who is right... and who is voted out of office.
Republican: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison pill into his own bill or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the things he really wants into his opponent's proposal, because he would know that only a great fool would vote for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of me. But you must have known I was not a great fool. You would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama : You've made your decision then?
Republican : Not remotely! Because your budget thankfully cuts funding from a mission to Europa, which as everyone knows, is named after Europe! And Europe is entirely populated with socialists. So clearly we need to cut that project and I cannot choose the bill in front of me.
Obama : Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Republican : Wait till I get going! Now, where was I?
Obama: Europe.
Republican : Yes, Europe. And you must have suspected I wouldn't be seen supporting socialism, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama: You're just stalling now.
Republican : You'd like to think that, wouldn't you?! Our bill has more spending, and more spending increases the deficit, so I can clearly not support the bill in front of m ...


That's the joke.jpg
 
2014-06-06 12:28:12 AM
*politics pokes the shiny toy*

*poke*
*poke*
*poke*
*poke*
*poke*
*poke*
*poke*
*poke*


(what I'd like to see: the shiny toy sighs in vast annoyance and pokes back in an extremely vicious manner, forcing politics to break off its attack and lick a bloodied appendage)
 
2014-06-06 01:37:05 AM
Well clearly, this is Obama's spaceghazi.
 
2014-06-06 02:16:09 AM

js34603: Ooh I wonder which one Fark thinks is right. So much anticipation!


I knew before I clicked the comments link
 
2014-06-06 06:32:38 AM

shroom: I can imagine a tea party congressman arguing about the bill with Obama:

[www.israellycool.com image 300x233]

Obama: I challenge you to a battle of wits.  On the table are two proposals for NASA's budget.  Mine cuts from the budget various projects and proposals we can't afford, and encourages more privatization of space.  Yours restores funding for planetary science, rockets, and telescopes.

[He hands the Cognressman his proposal and the Republican counter-proposal]

Obama: All right. Where is the poison pill? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and Congress votes, and we find out who is right... and who is voted out of office.
Republican: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison pill into his own bill or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the things he really wants into his opponent's proposal, because he would know that only a great fool would vote for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of me. But you must have known I was not a great fool. You would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama : You've made your decision then?
Republican : Not remotely! Because your budget thankfully cuts funding from a mission to Europa, which as everyone knows, is named after Europe! And Europe is entirely populated with socialists. So clearly we need to cut that project and I cannot choose the bill in front of me.
Obama : Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Republican : Wait till I get going! Now, where was I?
Obama: Europe.
Republican : Yes, Europe. And you must have suspected I wouldn't be seen supporting socialism, so I can clearly not choose the bill in front of you.
Obama: You're just stalling now.
Republican : You'd like to think that, wouldn't you?! Our bill has more spending, and more spending increases the deficit, so I can clearly not support the bill in front of me!  But ...


You win the internets for today
 
2014-06-06 08:42:59 AM

gophurt: You win the internets for today


That's it folks, closer her up for the day. See you folks on the internet tomorrow.
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2014-06-06 08:44:43 AM

Lando Lincoln: Since it's way too freaking easy to troll the House GOP, I'm guessing it's the second one.


Too lazy and ignorant to read the article I take it. Obama hasn't been great towards NASA in case you haven't noticed. He only likes them when he can force them to focus on climate catastrophe issues.
 
2014-06-06 08:46:19 AM

ManateeGag: Definitely the second one.  I hope he signs it, then admits he only put those cuts in because he knew the House Republicans would remove them just to oppose him.


I do love this flavor of ignorance. Everything bad must be your percieved enemies doing. You know how you criticize the religious for blaming all bad on the devil... well you simply replaced the devil.
 
2014-06-06 08:48:20 AM

ChubbyTiger: I don't know if the right wing crazies funded NASA just to spite Obama, but the left doesn't exactly have a good record with space exploration, either. To be honest, I don't really care. NASA is, hopefully, going to be funded at a reasonable level for another year.


Yes. There were no grand space exploration plans under Bush. None at all. Obama didn't order NASA to refocus efforts on climate change.

What the fark is with some of you.
 
2014-06-06 08:51:02 AM
Given his recent track record, Obama's ability to "brilliantly" do anything is in serious question.
 
2014-06-06 09:29:03 AM
As it has been said many times before, the easiest way to get the GOP to do something you want, is to say you want the opposite.
 
2014-06-06 10:37:29 AM

MyRandomName: There were no grand space exploration plans under Bush. None at all.


To be fair Bush proposed a plan to get us back to the moon.  To be more fair, there was never intent on that actually coming to fruition.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3950099/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/ bu sh-sets-new-course-moon-beyond/#.U5HR4SiiUno
 
2014-06-06 11:20:14 AM

Cybernetic: Given his recent track record, Obama's ability to "brilliantly" do anything is in serious question.


I think Obama's track record is so obscured by peoples projections of who he is as to be currently unknowable. I would say that history will tell, but given how politiced history has become, I doubt it. I mean, seriously, JFK is still considered a good president. So is Reagan.
 
2014-06-06 11:41:08 AM

simplicimus: JFK is still considered a good president


I have never understood this.  Nor the worship him and his kin get.  Family wealth built on illegal activities, but no one wants to talk about that.
 
2014-06-06 12:35:40 PM
Great, now all he needs to do is get Democratic Congresspersons to introduce that bill banning cyanide and urging Americans to not huff it.
 
2014-06-06 01:02:48 PM

Animatronik: Liberals all claim to be great scientists, and many great scientists are in fact liberals. But the vast horde are really just fodder for a political machine and eat, breathe, and sleep the democrat pablum that theyre fed. If Obama tells them that planetary exploration is too expensive and uninteresting, they'll lose interest in it.


Truly, you have a dizzying intellect!
 
2014-06-06 01:19:15 PM

mjbok: simplicimus: JFK is still considered a good president

I have never understood this.  Nor the worship him and his kin get.  Family wealth built on illegal activities, but no one wants to talk about that.


I don't either and I lived through his presidency (born in '53). Ass nearly ignited the Cold War.
 
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