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.

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.

The U.S. Education Department am learning

So, in honor of Black History Month, the Education Department under new secretary, Amway rep Betsy DeVos, today posted this:

screen-shot-2017-02-12-at-20-01-18One problem: The name of the founder of the NAACP is spelled wrong. It’s Du Bois.

So, after the department got ripped on Twitter, it sent this apology:

Post updated – our deepest apologizes for the earlier typo. — US Dept of Education (@usedgov) February 12, 2017

One problem: Our deepest apologizes?

This is Hookerpiss’s Education Department, folks. We are screwed.

(I hear the Education Secretary is changing her name to DuVos.)

The best senators money can buy … almost

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Billionaire Betsy DeVos (R-Amway and Blackwater), the newly confirmed education secretary who hates public education, and her family made a few investments in the U.S. Senate to high profile names in the Republican Party. Her confirmation hinged on Vice President Pence casting the deciding vote. Two Republican senators voted against her: Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

The above list shows the amount of the money the DeVos family donated to Republicans in the last cycle, according to Federal Election Commission filings. It’s safe to say that Lisa’s campaign is going to be short $43,200 the next go round.