Scary, Clapper?

Yes for you; and yes for us,
but for different reasons


Turns out, it’s “surveillance”
Gowdy provides some perspectiive
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Story-1 (Clapper, “scary”)
Story-2 (Comey, “surveillance”)


Story-3 (It’s totally not spying)
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Both picked up by Pookie’s Toons

And yet, she persists


This… this jackass is what Pelosi and the Democrats consider a competent chair of financial services.
Bigger question: how incompetent is the committee’s staff?
I mean, one of them must’a written this question for ‘er.

(What? *heh* Yeah, I’ll bet they write a heckuva Five-Year Plan)
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Story (true story)
Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

stuff that’s hard to do (Falcon Heavy nails a triple landing)

Today was a heckuva twofer!

A launch is not very interesting, if you already know it was successful,
so this time we’ll just concentrate on these nail-biting landings


TADAAA! ☜
Wave to the 21stC, boys and girls
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Cultural ref (from 1954, back before they invented acting)

Recovered the two fairing halves, too (wet).
Not clear if they’re really refurbishable this way.

Make that a threefer!
World’s largest airplane and Pegasus launch platform, Stratolaunch, flies for the first time

Scary move

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Updated Iowahawk’s joke
Cultural ref

Stuff that’s hard to do (Beresheet)

Israel’s private venture makes a new crater on the Moon.
Things were going well up until the last two-hundred meters.


Missed it by thaaat much

Hope we haven’t heard the last from this amazinng team.


Main-engine and/or Inertial Measurement Unit failure at 14 KM altitude, evidently.
Final telemetry at 150 meters altitude and 500 KM/hr.
Yeah, that’s a crater.

Final Beresheet image
They’ve started building #2 already

not a slip of the tongue

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Story
Cultural ref
Military ref
First one picked up by Pookie’s Toons


Eric Swalwell could not be reached for comment


Cultural ref (an Otter twofer)
bo1921 comment#7

sale on black-hole viewing glasses


(What? Yeah, glazed)
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Story
Cultural ref

ToDaZeD Phrase of Teh Week!

emo/ska band name or political manipulation trend?

Look around at the many things that are…

… a misuse of pathos.

via Ace ONT

one evil harridan

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Story
Historical ref
Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Allow? ALLOWWW‽‽‽

And whaddaya mean WE, Kemosabe?

If we allow farmers to earn a profit in what they grow, if we allow them to contribute their fair share in combating Climate Change by growing cover crops, allowing the technologies that invest in precision tilling and farming, capturing more of that carbon out of the air is another way in which they can make a profit. Keep those farms together, pass them on to the next generation, and allow them to provide us our food and national security, our independence from the rest of the world, our ability to provide for the rest of the world.
Robert Effinbeto O’Rourke

Nah, I’m not even gonna try to parse this mishmash of empty, self-contradictory drivel.