The odds of intelligent life in the universe

Two things.

  1. If someone is our there, do we really want them to know how insane thing have gotten since Jan. 20?
  2. Maybe someone is out there, has already found our transmissions and said, “Hell no!  Those people are crazy!”

Because look at it this way. Transmissions are radio waves. The first public radio broadcast was on Jan. 13, 1910, and it was music. Since radio waves travel at the speed of light, that means that broadcast has traveled for 107 years or a distance of 107 light years. Pretty far.

Since that time, we’ve broadcast everything from news to entertainment. So an alien civilization tuning in to the radio would think we’re a dangerous place, since entertainment includes science fiction about battling alien invasion (remember “War of the Worlds“?) and murder mysteries, not to mention actual wars and general mayhem that humans seem to enjoy so much..

Then we bring in television, and the first TV broadcast was in 1928 of a ventriloquist’s dummy. Since that time, we’ve broadcast images of war, destruction, murder and mayhem that’s travelled 89 light years. Seeing destruction is much more unnerving that hearing destruction.

So maybe the first thing they saw wasn’t death and destruction, but they caught the first television broadcast in the United States, which happened in 1936. What would civilizations that live 80 light years away from us have seen?

OK, it’s official. Humans are weird. Stay away.

Speaking out of both sides of his mouth

screenshot-2017-02-17-at-9-22-46-amJust to show how schitzo the Lügenduck is, consider this response during his recent circus performance:

I mean, I watch CNN, it’s so much anger and hatred, and just the hatred. I don’t watch it anymore because it’s not very good. … I think it should be straight. I think it should be — I think it would be frankly more interesting. I know how good everybody’s ratings are right now, but I think that actually — I think that’d actually be better.

I watch CNN … I don’t watch it anymore …

Usually, conmen contradict themselves over a reasonable amount of time. But this is a total contradiction from one sentence to another.

And just to be clear, this isn’t an isolated incident, as footstool Chris Christie (R-Yes, Master), recently explained.

Order anything you want … we’re having meatloaf …

And his idiot followers just eat it all up. They should be ashamed of themselves.

 

The president wants troops to round up people

This is not good:

The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Staffers in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said they had been told by colleagues in two DHS departments that the proposal was still being considered as recently as Feb. 10. A DHS official described the document as a very early draft that was not seriously considered and never brought to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for approval.

The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana. The document can be accessed at http://apne.ws/2l1Dj0k

So let’s be clear on this. The Lügenduck wants to use the military to run rampant across America to round up people and ship them in mass to another location, even it it will tear up families and possibly lead to suffering and death.

What kind of monsters would do something like that?

Let’s not go there. Americans aren’t Nazis. We’d never do anything like that, would we?

But that’s just an aberration, right?

We must have known then that it’s wrong to ship people from their homes to a place they have no connection to?

Pump truppets swear they believe in God and have Christian values. They are loathsome and evil liars, and there’s a circle of hell reserved for them.

History shows that we as a country are not better than that. But we can and must resist to end this legacy of evil and oppression.

Colbert on the Trump news conference

I watched the press conference and read the transcript and can honestly say Stephen Colbert isn’t even close to the magnitude of crazy that was the Lügenduck. It really was more like this:

gkr542vI’ve been watching press conferences for more than 50 years, and this was the first time I was absolutely sure that the Secret Service needed to bring out a straightjacket and carry that lunatic off the stage.

But the reaction of the pump truppets?

17-metro2That’s the New York Post. It’s owned by illegal immigrant and virgin-blood sucker Rupert Murdoch. The truppets loved it.

This is what’s happening in the Oval Office

gkr542vThe Lügenduck tweets:

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Because he really understands the concept of classified information:

Korea launched a ballistic missile that traveled over 300 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan—far enough to hint at the ability to drop a nuke on one of the US’ closest allies.

Naturally, President Trump discussed the matter with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was visiting the US, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. But here’s the problem: He did so in full view of guests at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, with smartphone cameras and flashlights pointed at presumably sensitive material.

On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that “no classified material” was shared at dinner, and that the president had received an intelligence briefing beforehand in an on-site Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, a specially outfitted room with one purpose: Keep out the spies.

Whatever comfort that reassurance affords, it doesn’t change the reality that a high-level diplomatic conversation took place that night in full view of waitstaff and nearby diners—at least one of whom posted about the show on social media.

“It was fascinating to watch the flurry of activity at dinner when the news came that North Korea had launched a missile in the direction of Japan,” wrote Richard DeAgazio in his now-private Facebook caption. A briefing may have happened in the SCIF, but plenty of discussion happened outside of it, too. The documents in Trump’s hands may not have been classified, but Flynn and White House adviser Stephen Bannon deemed them important enough to huddle over.

If the bulk of the president’s security discussions took place in a SCIF, great. If even a small portion of them didn’t, Trump and his team took an inexcusable risk with national security.