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Biden's Deep State Defenders Put Out New Official IC Lie That Chinese Spy Airships Were Always Over the US Under Trump

No one believes this.


The report began spreading on Saturday that supposedly Chinese balloons had incurred into American airspace three times during the Trump Administration. Now, this report came right as Joe Biden was getting a lot of backlash for being slow to react and it came without any real details, allegedly from an unnamed Biden defense official. But there were no details apart from that none of the incursions were on the order of magnitude of the one this week in terms of length of time over U.S. territory. As we reported, the Trump team including President Donald Trump quickly shot the report down.

Now there are more details of this story. According to a "senior administration official," it's apparently "U.S. intelligence, not the Biden administration" assessing that "PRC government surveillance balloons transited the continental U.S. briefly at least three times during the prior administration and once that we know of at the beginning of this administration, but never for this duration of time."


The official said this is "part of a larger pattern."

"These balloons are all part of a PRC fleet of balloons developed to conduct surveillance operations, which have also violated the sovereignty of other countries," the official explained, adding that these activities are "often undertaken at the direction of the People's Liberation Army."

The official said that over the past several years, Chinese balloons have been spotted over countries across five continents, including in East Asia, South Asia, and Europe.

"Two things can be true at once: this happened and it wasn't detected," the official told Fox News Digital.

Note that they're saying the balloons "went undetected." They claim the balloons' existence was deduced retroactively, after they'd already gone from US airspace.

This retroactive discovery is itself a very helpful retroactive discovery for Joe Biden and his evil,corrupt, and woke military leadership, who knew about the balloon for a week and tried to keep it a secret from the American People they definitely do not serve.

Biden knew China spy balloon was in US airspace for nearly a WEEK but kept it secret - fearing Blinken's planned meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing would be derailed

Biden knew about the China's spy balloon before it's presence became public

The president told about the existence on January 28 but he failed to act

On Saturday, the balloon was finally shot down as it hovered over North Carolina


Republican are expressing outrage at the Biden administration's lack of transparency with the American public over the Chinese surveillance balloon that has been hovering over the US for days.

The existence of the inflatable drone was first confirmed on Thursday when it was reported by the Billings Gazette after it was spotted over Montana, home to one of the US military's three nuclear missile silos.

A subsequent report from Bloomberg found that the president was made aware of the balloon, and its dangerous threat, days earlier on January 28.

The decision to keep the story quiet as officials were worried the hysteria caused by the balloon would derail Secretary of State Antony Blinken's upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

...

Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis told DailyMail.com 'Communist China's surveillance balloon violates international law and threatens our homeland. It's an outrage that the Biden Administration spotted this balloon days ago as it was flying over the Aleutian Islands and did nothing about it.'

The recently reelected congresswoman added: 'The president has not even made a comment about this unacceptable act of aggression by the CCP,

'Whether it's our border or air space, Congress must take action to protect it, because it's clear this President won't,' she continued.

While the House Judiciary GOP Twitter account tweeted: 'Joe Biden knew the Chinese spy balloon was coming. Tried to hide it from the American people. Let it fly across the ENTIRE COUNTRY.'

The message added: 'And only after the entire country begged him to act, our great military shot it down. Embarrassing. Scary. Sad.'

Richard Grennell says "bullsh!t, this never happened."


Richard Grenell
@RichardGrenell

Feb 5

Biden's DoD is shamelessly using an anonymous source to say that Chinese balloons flew over the US under Trump - and the Trump team allowed it.

It is a lie. We never heard this - ever.

Congress should demand @SecDef tell the truth. Shame on @JakeSullivan46

And shame on the DC media activists who continue to allow the Biden team to be so weak by giving them aid & comfort in their lies and weakness.

@jonkarl @maggieNYT @JuliePace lead the coverup.

@RichardGrenell

Ask yourself why @jonkarl would quote an anonymous official when every senior national security official in the Trump Administration is on the record saying Jon Karl is wrong.

@abc has a serious credibility problem with Karl.


Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe also says this simply never happened.


Now you understand the beauty of the anonymous Woke Army official claiming "We didn't detect the balloons, we just figured out they had entered the country after they'd left the country."

They have an explanation as to why Grennell and Ratcliffe were never briefed about these alleged balloons. They can say, These things happened, as we are anonymously claiming, but we never briefed you about it, because we didn't actually ever detect the balloons when they were actually present, but only figured it out later.

Later, as in, in the past week, perhaps?

Meanwhile, NeverTrump is having a normal one.

Bill Kristol, who, poignantly, is himself blimb-shaped and the size of three schoolbuses, and also poses a Threat to Ground should he stumble and fall, says that MAGA people would support the surveillance airship if it were more racist.

kristolballoon.png

Effeminate cvck Max Boot shrieks girlishly, "Stop attacking Brandon!"

China was so impressed by Brandon's belated balloon-bursting that they actually threatened the United States over it.


China responds with a threat after U.S. shoots down balloon

After a Chinese balloon was discovered flying high in the sky in the U.S., the military shot down the balloon with a missile over South Carolina on Saturday.

China responded to the military action threatening to "take further actions" and said it would be responding to "an obvious overreaction and a serious violation of international practice," Associated Press reported.

China's so afraid of Bill Kristol's and Max Boot's paymaster they're threatening retaliation over his belatedly ordering the shoot-down of a provocative surveillance airship.

Your daily reminder that NeverTrump supported Biden, they said, to restore America's place of respect and leadership on the world stage.

But really it's because they're liberal f*****s and they wanted money.


Posted by: Ace at 03:11 PM




Comments

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1 Keep trying guys.

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:11 PM (zB/T/)

2 And first.

Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 03:11 PM (N1tpc)

3 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

4 Lamont the Big Dummy takes another sip of whiskey, and laughs......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

5 Curses. Foiled because I couldn't type "First" without 3 tries today.

Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 03:12 PM (N1tpc)

6 Is Max Boot retarded? Genuine question.

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:12 PM (zB/T/)

7 I'm pretty fair to middlin' on this one as well.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

8 CENNNTERRRREEDDDDD!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

9 Firdt. (dangit)
Firdst. (Dangit)
First. (Finally got it right.)

Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 03:13 PM (N1tpc)

10 down the middle out and over up!!!

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 03:13 PM (3byMq)

11 Straight down the middle.

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:13 PM (zB/T/)

12 The same IC that installed Biden via a Color Revolution. I wouldn't put it past them openly admitting they installed Biden and voting no longer matters "because national security was more important than allowing Trump a second term" in a few years.

Posted by: OhNoNotTheBees at February 06, 2023 03:13 PM (AyznQ)

13 Baghdad Biden

Posted by: Doof at February 06, 2023 03:14 PM (yYFOV)

14 The Chinese have Airships?

*second look at China*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:14 PM (zZu0s)

15 You don't recall the giant zepplins hovering overheard?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at February 06, 2023 03:14 PM (ppBhU)

16 The gaslighting is part of the kink

Posted by: blaster at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (pwExq)

17 15 You don't recall the giant zepplins hovering overheard?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at February 06, 2023 03:14 PM (ppBhU)

I wish.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (zZu0s)

18 LOOK at what out "Deep State" is claiming they did IMMEDIATELY in the wake of Biden's clear incompetence.

They searched for ANY evidence that this has happened before, SPECIFICALLY under Trump.

Not so that they can prevent it, but so they can prevent damage to their chosen figurehead.

Pretty clear who their actual enemy is.

Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (N1tpc)

19 So, what's the excuse going to be when China recovers the thing first?

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (zB/T/)

20 IT matters not. EVERYTHING is Trump's fault.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (Zz0t1)

21 >>The GOP didn’t have a clear alternatives but that did not stop their hyperventilating.

Of course there was a clear alternative you creepy weirdo. Shoot it down immediately.

What part of that was too hard to understand?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (ZLI7S)

22 If this had happen under Trump, Pelosi would have impeached him a third time.

Posted by: RUReadingthis at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (aQ25I)

23 The current Party Line is:

1) Three Chinese spying balloons flew over portions of the US during the Trump Administration.

2) We only discovered this after Biden took office.

3) It's still Trump's fault for allowing the Chinese balloons to fly over the US, even if he didn't know about it.

The more likely possibility:

4) The Pentagon knew about the balloons, but General Milley refused to tell the Trump Administration about them.

They were a bunch of warmongers, after all.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (2tUFv)

24 All those who had "No Longer A Republic" step right up to the window and collect your winnings!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2023 03:16 PM (XF9Gj)

25 Very centrist responsive comments.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at February 06, 2023 03:16 PM (uvYhU)

26 Oh, hey. An Al Qaida terrorist got released from GitMo by Biden during the balloon kerflufle.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:16 PM (zZu0s)

27 Oh, I've been using a sock all day. That's funny by itself.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 06, 2023 03:16 PM (N1tpc)

28 Cap'n Bill strikes me as a pointless human being.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 06, 2023 03:16 PM (eGTCV)

29 The balloon was in midair. Kinda like the blog.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 03:16 PM (+rTCi)

30 Next we'll find out that the US is funding Chinese "weather" balloons because muh climate change or some shit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:16 PM (UuD2k)

31 You don't recall the giant zepplins hovering overheard?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at February 06, 2023 03:14 PM (ppBhU)


Ackshully...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JLENS

Posted by: Doof at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (yYFOV)

32 The only response to China's bitching should be "BLOW ME".

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (wtvvX)

33 Can we fire them all and 'execute' the plan?

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (3byMq)

34 This country is stuffed to the gills with rabid UFO searchers.

But, 2023 is the first time any of them caught any of the balloons-- viewable with the naked eye from the ground?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (FvKrM)

35 1. Everything the government, or its apologists, says is a lie.
2. In the event that something the government says ISN'T a lie, it was said either in furtherance of a larger lie or in error.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (1Z8zZ)

36
Either they're lying..... or.......

The Chinese DID send balloons into US territory and General Miley and his Merry Band of Five Star Seditionists deliberately with held that information for the administration.....

which is WAAAAAAAAY worse than lying.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (CWiKs)

37 24 All those who had "No Longer A Republic" step right up to the window and collect your winnings!
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2023 03:16 PM (XF9Gj)

No shit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (zZu0s)

38 I saw Blimb Shaped open for The Hindenburg at Mein Führer's in '97.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (Zz0t1)

39 LOOK at what out "Deep State" is claiming they did IMMEDIATELY in the wake of Biden's clear incompetence.

They searched for ANY evidence that this has happened before, SPECIFICALLY under Trump.

Not so that they can prevent it, but so they can prevent damage to their chosen figurehead.

Pretty clear who their actual enemy is.
Posted by: NPC Programming at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (N1tpc)


Things they always do immediately: Devote significant resources to finding a way to make Trump look bad, then leak that to the press.
Things they may do eventually: Actually do things to improve our security.

Posted by: Wally at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (FJYfm)

40 Who to believe, Biden, his junta, and the fake news media or Trump and his advisors?

One group has lied for their entire time as the fake president with Biden having lied for his entire political career.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (17s+e)

41 North Korean airships. Those are the ones that are invisible. You can tell because they transmit undying love for Kim Jong-Il.

JUCHE!

Posted by: Kindltot at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (xhaym)

42 That Max Boot is sure "the GOP" didn't have alternatives?

Who asked "the GOP" what their plan was? anyone?

What a dope. That line of attack is so childish and partisan it is no wonder he get a WP op-ed.
So their readers can understand it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (FCbAQ)

43 Chinese Spy Airships Were Always Over the US Under Trump
.........

99 of them.

Posted by: wth at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (v0R5T)

44 Obviously condoned by 54 intelligence officals.

Posted by: Redenzo at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (E7vND)

45 But, did they break a nail, center justification or not.

Posted by: Louis Renault at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (nYpzP)

46 Around the world 12 times before the truth puts its pants on.

Posted by: XTC at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (UnA8+)

47 Time for haikus!

Posted by: 40 Miles North at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (uWF4x)

48 That twat proves that Bill Krystol is an incompetent, illiterate boob. And not in a good way.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (Zz0t1)

49 32 The only response to China's bitching should be "BLOW ME".
Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (wtvvX)

Hell no, man. I need the money. I had to take out a mortgage!
-J. Biden

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (zZu0s)

50 Note that they're saying the balloons "went undetected."

Shades of Radon gas and Dark Matter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (0hOvj)

51 99 Luftballoons would be hilarious if a Chinese speaker sung it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (UuD2k)

52 Damned thing could have been shot down when it passed Eareckson and never crossed over anything in the Lower 48. Biden couldn't do that because he owes the Chinese his large living. This is treason.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (EHSip)

53 All this money spent on stealth technology when all we needed were super sneaky balloons.

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (Sv58p)

54 Zeppelin was the least funny of the Marx Brothers.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (+rTCi)

55 We should send spy balloons over China, but make them in the shape of Winnie the Pooh.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (NkdzE)

56 | |
| |
| |
| |
@

But you will blow me first.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (Zz0t1)

57 "sources say"

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (llON8)

58 48 That twat proves that Bill Krystol is an incompetent, illiterate boob. And not in a good way.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (Zz0t1)

Considering that face and rictus grin, what would be a good way?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (zZu0s)

59 You want to drive the Chinese government nuts?

Ban Chinese Communist Party members (7% of the population) from traveling to the United States.

Trump considered doing that, and the Chinese government absolutely lost it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (2tUFv)

60
You and I in a little toy shop,
Buy a trio of balloons with the money we got.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (CWiKs)

61 The intelligence community is full of shit. They'd have shouted that shit from the rooftops if it had actually happened.

Posted by: huerfano at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (dTFZY)

62 Kirby was just on the news saying we have always been at war with balloons.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (63Dwl)

63 Things they always do immediately: Devote significant resources to finding a way to make Trump look bad, then leak that to the press.
Things they may do eventually: Actually do things to improve our security.
Posted by: Wally at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (FJYfm)


One requires naught but to make up shit, or "talk".
The other requires "action"
Guess which one gets done?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (FCbAQ)

64 Eco people want only 1 billion people on planet.
How to safely depose billions of people.
I want to see the talking points on this.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (CWwju)

65 So, what's the excuse going to be when China recovers the thing first?
Posted by: clutch cargo


The usual:

1. We're not at liberty to discuss
2. That's already been explained.
3. Everything was handled in an efficient and responsible manner.
4. President Biden has been clear. Next question.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (XF9Gj)

66 The more likely possibility:

4) The Pentagon knew about the balloons, but General Milley refused to tell the Trump Administration about them.

They were a bunch of warmongers, after all.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (2tUFv)


The even more likely possibility:

Items 1 & 2 are lies. This fact renders item 3 moot.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (1Z8zZ)

67 Two centereds is enemy action!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (Vwz3I)

68 The current Party Line is:

1) Three Chinese spying balloons flew over portions of the US during the Trump Administration.

2) We only discovered this after Biden took office.

3) It's still Trump's fault for allowing the Chinese balloons to fly over the US, even if he didn't know about it.

The more likely possibility:

4) The Pentagon knew about the balloons, but General Milley refused to tell the Trump Administration about them.

They were a bunch of warmongers, after all.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (2tUFv)
===

Or the most likely possibility:

5) the Biden junta and the deep state are lying now.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (17s+e)

69 IT matters not. EVERYTHING is Trump's fault.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (Zz0t1)
.......

I even heard he poisoned someone's cat around here.

Posted by: wth at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (v0R5T)

70 Does anyone other than Ace read Bill Krystol's tweets?

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (eGTCV)

71 The recently reelected congresswoman added: 'The president has not even made a comment about this unacceptable act of aggression by the CCP,

Impeachment time!

Posted by: Bruce at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (vd8XM)

72 blimp shaped is the new curvy-gurl

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (3byMq)

73 The balloon falls from
the sky like Biden's chances
of re-election.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (uWF4x)

74 61 The intelligence community is full of shit. They'd have shouted that shit from the rooftops if it had actually happened.
Posted by: huerfano at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (dTFZY)

Indeed. The Pentagon would have leaked it immediately after the balloon had passed out of our territory.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (zZu0s)

75 And of course it’s a statement posing as a question?
Now
Hold still
!

Posted by: Louis Renault at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (nYpzP)

76 Why should we still believe that it was a Chinese spyship? After all of that bullshit, they still blew it up. If they were going to blow it up, they should have blown it up in Canada. It just don't make sense.

If it was a weather balloon, they should have returned it to Xi when it hit the Atlantic.

Somebody is pissing down my back here.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (Jg7EG)

77 Luftballoons would be hilarious if a Chinese speaker sung it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (UuD2k)

----

Ruft Balloons.... fah rah rah rah... rah rah rah rah...

Posted by: fixerupper at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (CWiKs)

78 We have lasers that can shoot down satellites, but it took us 2 weeks do shoot down a communist spy balloon?

We're a fucking joke of a country......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (Zz0t1)

79 limericks >> haikus

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (+rTCi)

80 99 Luftballoons would be hilarious if a Chinese speaker sung it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (UuD2k)


Starting my comeback!

Posted by: William Hung at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (FJYfm)

81 China got what it paid for

Posted by: brak at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (j5Tg0)

82 >>> 12 The same IC that installed Biden via a Color Revolution. I wouldn't put it past them openly admitting they installed Biden and voting no longer matters "because national security was more important than allowing Trump a second term" in a few years.
Posted by: OhNoNotTheBees at February 06, 2023 03:13 PM (AyznQ)

Stages of leftist BS:
1) We didn't do it.
2) If anyone did something like that it was you guys.
3) If we did do it, it was a good thing.
4) YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT WE ORDERED THE CODE RED! See how SMAHHHHHRRRT we are????

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (llON8)

83 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (T4tVD)

84 70 Does anyone other than Ace read Bill Krystol's tweets?
Posted by: N.Lurker at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (eGTCV)

I have not seen him or read him other than here in around 15 years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (zZu0s)

85 But Trump said pussy and sent mean tweets.

Posted by: Archer at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (gmo/4)

86

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Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (amJF4)

87 >>Does anyone other than Ace read Bill Krystol's tweets?

According the tweet above, 3.7 million people.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (ZLI7S)

88 General "Mad Dog" Mattis apparently refused to brief President Trump, believing Trump might be "too provocative" in his response.

General Mark Milley contacted the Communist Chinese behind President Trump's back, telling them he wouldn't follow any orders from Trump to attack them.

These men are TRAITORS. There is no other description for this activity.

Posted by: Sam Adams at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (VDbGO)

89 I blame Lincoln.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (+rTCi)

90 So what was this really? A test and or threat for spying, Jap balloon bombs for knocking out infrastructure, or a distraction for something else?

Posted by: Regular joe at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (nnp+f)

91 My guess is that tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest, some "highly placed" Pentagon official will reveal that...YES! These Chinese "weather balloons" did indeed enter US airspace during the Trump Administration.

This could very well be a lie, but it will keep the cable news mavens churning on this for a week, and once again cast some doubt on the honesty of people working for Trump.
They (the Biden Junta) have lied and distorted things serially, and frankly, what's to stop them now?

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (vcOmj)

92 Bill Kristol suffers from the worst case of Backpfeifengesicht that I've ever seen.

Please give generously to find him a cure.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (wtvvX)

93 Should Biden have personally climbed into an F-22 & led the attack on the balloon like the president in “Independence Day”? Should he have launched nukes in retaliation?

And then take a chain and go meet Corn Pop! And then light a fart aimed at the balloon? And then make the balloon sit in the back of the bus while it goes over the bridge in Selma? And then....

Posted by: Bruce at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (vd8XM)

94 78 We have lasers that can shoot down satellites, but it took us 2 weeks do shoot down a communist spy balloon?

We're a fucking joke of a country......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (Zz0t1)

You know what this means?

All those satellites are a waste of money.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (zZu0s)

95 funniest news story in recent memory, a laff riot!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (XzIdt)

96 Not "noin on noin ruft barroon"!!!

Noin on noin ruft barroon!!!

Posted by: The Claw at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (Vwz3I)

97 I'll just repeat myself here. Had any of these ChiCom balloons been in US airspace during the reign of #BADORANGEMAN, it would have been leaked by the Fed Leviathan and the MFM would have been shrieking like banshees. Also, moar impeachment hearings lead by that bug eyed, pencil necked freak show congresscritter for KalyFOrnia, the "close friend of Ed Buck" Schiff

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (sAmhv)

98 Before we dismiss this claim, shouldn't we check with 51 former intel experts? Not to mention The Science?

Posted by: Eeyore at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (TgBWG)

99 99 Ruftbarroons!

Posted by: Chinese Spy Barroon at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (gmo/4)

100 How many Chinese cookie message can you store in a giant balloon?

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (eGTCV)

101 Things they may do eventually: Actually do things to improve our security.
Posted by: Wally at February 06, 2023 03:17 PM (FJYfm)


The found a super balloon detector made by 谎 (Mandarin for lies).

It's being shipped from Shanghai.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (1Z8zZ)

102 Thanks to Trump, we have a giant balloon gap.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (FVME7)

103 The centered comments makes this place look like a CVS or Walgreens receipt

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (StQQf)

104 1st, they denied it existed. Then people started posting photos from their phones.
Then they said it was just a weather balloon. Nothing to worry about. Why shoot it down at all then?
Then they said they only detected it in MT.
But now we know they tracked it from China.
Then they said they couldn't shoot it down for fear of debris hitting people.
But, they saw it in US airspace over the Artic Ocean. And vast swaths of MT and the rest of the states it went over are unpopulated.

It's been one lie after another but the media has snapped up every new lie as true.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (FvKrM)

105 I'm just going to repeat my comment from earlier in the day, because it matches the topic here.

One of three things must be true:
1. This is all a lie, and balloon incursions (my 2023 bingo card is already shot to hell) weren't happening under Trump
2. The former president and his senior officials are lying. They did know about it but chose not to disclose it or engage in any action against the incursion
3. The intelligence and/or military complexes chose not to brief the president or his senior officials about the violation of our airspace by a foreign rival

There is *no* good story to be told here. The only question is "who is the villain?" If it's true, my money's on a door other than number two.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (t0OGg)

106 Bill Kristol needs cash
and he will write anything
to get it. Ignore!

Posted by: 40 Miles North at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (uWF4x)

107 Its pretty clear that the Biden team is feeling the heat about letting this thing fly entirely over the US but did nothing. They must really be hurting in polls etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (0hOvj)

108 Has Lamont ever left a complete thread centered just for the kackles?

From way in the back it is heard:
Bring back visits to the barrel for dumping the complete unabridged Word schema in a comment. Woops!?

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (3byMq)

109 Time for haikus!
.........

pop the big balloon
watch it fly round in circles
ha ha Chinese folk!

Posted by: wth at February 06, 2023 03:23 PM (v0R5T)

110 >>> 76 Why should we still believe that it was a Chinese spyship? After all of that bullshit, they still blew it up. If they were going to blow it up, they should have blown it up in Canada. It just don't make sense.

If it was a weather balloon, they should have returned it to Xi when it hit the Atlantic.

Somebody is pissing down my back here.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (Jg7EG)

Why are they telling us it's a CCP barroon and not a Russian balloon?

Is it Taiwan's turn? I think they're *way* better off without our "help".

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 03:24 PM (llON8)

111 ()
/|\
/|\

Posted by: Self-portrait of The Paolo at February 06, 2023 03:24 PM (t0OGg)

112 According the tweet above, 3.7 million people.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (ZLI7S)




Proof that bots still exist in the twatterverse.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:24 PM (Zz0t1)

113 I'm in the middle on this balloon deal...

Posted by: Inogame, Ruski Botski at February 06, 2023 03:24 PM (53oGX)

114 70 Does anyone other than Ace read Bill Krystol's tweets?
Posted by: N.Lurker at February 06, 2023 03:20 PM (eGTCV)

I have not seen him or read him other than here in around 15 years.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (zZu0s)


You haven't seen him in 15 years?!?!? Try 60 or so!

Posted by: The Gym at February 06, 2023 03:24 PM (FJYfm)

115 Graffito extraordinaire
56

Posted by: Louis Renault at February 06, 2023 03:24 PM (nYpzP)

116 Taking a shot in the dark, I tried airship busty and this came up:

https://tinyurl.com/yc23rsbn

I shan't quibble.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:24 PM (zZu0s)

117 if a russian balloon had done this when trump was pres, trump most likely would have gotten the balloon down and had it examined by experts. yeah, i'm imagining things, but if the experts declared (and showed the parts) that it was a weather balloon that had no value as a spy craft, idiots like kristol and boot would have taking this as proof that trump was still working for putin.

Posted by: gnats local 678 at February 06, 2023 03:25 PM (kFrCu)

118 Biden received cash
from his friend Xi to spare
the balloon one week.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at February 06, 2023 03:25 PM (uWF4x)

119 I heard from a former intelligence guy that the balloons were used to deliver the fake Hunter laptop

Posted by: Greg61 at February 06, 2023 03:25 PM (99YkD)

120 No longer a Republic? See s we're no lo ger even a sovereign country regardless of type of government. Just an open air bazarre.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 06, 2023 03:25 PM (trVDr)

121 still centered?

Posted by: gnats local 678 at February 06, 2023 03:25 PM (kFrCu)

122 61 The intelligence community is full of shit. They'd have shouted that shit from the rooftops if it had actually happened.
Posted by: huerfano at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (dTFZY)

And there would have been pictures too.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 06, 2023 03:25 PM (Rl7KJ)

123 CBS This Morning led with the falsehood that it happened 3 times under DJT.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 06, 2023 03:25 PM (jTmQV)

124 Lamont! You big dummy! Twice in one day!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (G8h7g)

125 Second look at WW3?

Posted by: I Mean at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (rpaHr)

126

Jeebus.

>100 comments in on a HTML fail thread and not ONE Steelers Wheel mention.


ITS LIKE I DONT KNOW ANY OF YOU AT ALL ANYMORE!!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (CWiKs)

127 I never really thought that the USA would fall this far.

Posted by: free tibet at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (uUKp3)

128 I was first! But that won't be detected until after Biden leaves the Presidency.

Posted by: CtHillary, dead but dreaming at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (zSyrn)

129 The current Party Line is:

1) Three Chinese spying balloons flew over portions of the US during the Trump Administration.

2) We only discovered this after Biden took office.

3) It's still Trump's fault for allowing the Chinese balloons to fly over the US, even if he didn't know about it.

The more likely possibility:

4) The Pentagon knew about the balloons, but General Milley refused to tell the Trump Administration about them.

They were a bunch of warmongers, after all.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (2tUFv)

so tell us EXACTLY where these 3 mystery blimps crossed. since they've deduced it retroactively, they should be able to cite specific locations and times of these crossings, correct?

even money, if they CAN find one, it's a minor out laying island is the south pacific that even the state dept couldn't find on a map....

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Mkvkw)

130 Dirigibles were the EV's of their day. They combined the slowness of sea travel with the dangers of early aviation.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Y5qcH)

131 Biden knew China spy balloon was in US airspace for nearly a WEEK but kept it secret - fearing Blinken's planned meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing would be derailed
++++
If so, that's insanely stupid. Keeping it secret so Blinking can turn the screws on Xi and make demands or else we'll expose their little surveillance op and shoot it out of the sky in a tremendous marketing operation that will also find its way into Red China as open propaganda, though would be a foolish but rational explanation if the Xi meeting had anything to do with it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (t0OGg)

132 Kristol needs to be medicated. He just becomes more outlandish and clownish.

If this had happened under a Trump admin. two things would have happened 1) Trump would have had it shot down in glorious fashion with himself on-site and the event televised, along with the Marine band playing the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" sung by the Mormon tabernacle Choir. 2) Marxist heads would be exploding at the evil, saber rattling Trump.

Posted by: Cheri at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (oiNtH)

133 122 61 The intelligence community is full of shit. They'd have shouted that shit from the rooftops if it had actually happened.

///


dude, you're going to make all 17 US intell agencies cry with that kind of meanie talk

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (MLrvz)

134 Also as an aside, they may be a bitch to wear, but corsets put in some good work.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (zZu0s)

135 I keep seeing "China threatens to take action." Last I checked there were over 600 million Chinese. Who, specifically, is making this threat? Winnie Ji Ping? An underling in his regime? Some kid on tik too?

Who?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (rbGaT)

136 According the tweet above, 3.7 million people.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 03:22 PM (ZLI7S)

(Jump to top of page)




Taking a shot in the dark, I tried airship busty and this came up:

https://tinyurl.com/yc23rsbn

I shan't quibble.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:24 PM (zZu0s)



Ugh. Nose piercings......

Nice cans, tho.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Zz0t1)

137 Stuck in the middle with you!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 03:27 PM (R4EqT)

138 New Format!

Posted by: Just Sayin at February 06, 2023 03:27 PM (Uw44z)

139 96, ROR!

no, LOL!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 06, 2023 03:27 PM (XzIdt)

140 I know it’s a day early, but has anyone come up with the Senator Fetterman State of the Union text translator?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 06, 2023 03:27 PM (CCUMH)

141 130 Dirigibles were the EV's of their day. They combined the slowness of sea travel with the dangers of early aviation.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Y5qcH)

Heh.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:27 PM (zZu0s)

142 Bill Kristol, who, poignantly, is himself blimb-shaped and the size of three schoolbuses, and also poses a Threat to Ground should he stumble and fall, says that MAGA people would support the surveillance airship if it were more racist.
+++
He's no longer pretending. He doesn't even pretend to write well anymore.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 03:27 PM (t0OGg)

143 127 I never really thought that the USA would fall this far.
Posted by: free tibet


We have not hit bottom.

What a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at February 06, 2023 03:27 PM (vcOmj)

144 Has anyone seen Cap'n Bill and the giant balloon together--in the same air space?

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 06, 2023 03:27 PM (eGTCV)

145 reminder that Kristol is a republican thought leader.

after all, after McConnell joined with the democrats to pass the anti-GOP house majority trillion dollar spending bill, it's clear the GOP has died and merged with the DNC.

There's maybe 4 to 10 real conservative GOP senators.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:27 PM (MLrvz)

146 I hope the Red Chinese send more balloons.

Lots more.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (EIIsz)

147 Total fucking bullshit. But 40% of the country will believe whatever the idiotbox tells them.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (y/a4v)

148 Kamala Harris,
our jovial VP,
cannot fail upwards.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (uWF4x)

149 Ugh. Nose piercings......

Nice cans, tho.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Zz0t1)

I... did not even notice the bull ring. LOL.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (zZu0s)

150 That Max Boot is sure "the GOP" didn't have alternatives?

Who asked "the GOP" what their plan was? anyone?

What a dope. That line of attack is so childish and partisan it is no wonder he get a WP op-ed.
So their readers can understand it.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 06, 2023 03:18 PM (FCbAQ)
-----
He slew a veritable army of strawmen.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (XlE1Z)

151 Media should do a poll asking how many believe *anything* said by this junta. All they do is lie.

Was it said of the Clintons that they'd lie even if telling the truth would be of no harm?

Who is going to fire every last one of these lying liars or even broach the treason factor? I don't see anyone with the wheelbarrow sized balls to do it.
Deep state wins again, I guess.

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (3byMq)

152 Just think, in a few years since it seemed we were the dominant party, the GOP has gone full Jeb, sad.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (MLrvz)

153 The current Party Line is:
...
The more likely possibility:

4) The Pentagon knew about the balloons, but General Milley refused to tell the Trump Administration about them.

They were a bunch of warmongers, after all.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (2tUFv)


That is apparently what is being leaked right now.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (pJWtt)

154 The statue of Ribelty is Kaput!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (Jg7EG)

155 >>> 129
==
so tell us EXACTLY where these 3 mystery blimps crossed. since they've deduced it retroactively, they should be able to cite specific locations and times of these crossings, correct?
==
Posted by: SturmToddler at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Mkvkw)

If they did tell us, and *if* it really happened, the chans could probably find about a thousand cell phone pics on facespace and instagram and whatever with the correct angles to see the barroons at various points during the flights, in an hour or so.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (llON8)

156 Send this one back over China.

https://is.gd/1AMmfc

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (Zz0t1)

157 Just award him with a few more Pinocchio's and he will have enough to fill the Smithsonian with and aa few more shelves added

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (FLiOE)

158 A letter signed by 150 IC officials stating Drumpf saw the balloons

Posted by: Soon? at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (rpaHr)

159 Can't the left just scream TRUMP anytime they're caught with their dick in the blender instead of using all the other nonsense words?

Posted by: Just Sayin at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (Uw44z)

160 Bill Kristol's post is very revealing for the few people wo do not already understand him: he's saying the opposite of the truth: if the balloon had been doing all this the balloon would have been shot down the instant it was identified

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (0hOvj)

161 Ugh. Nose piercings......

Nice cans, tho.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM


And lip piercings. Concur.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (R4EqT)

162 I also heard on CNN that when Trump was POTUS that the Chinese had placed electronic data collectors on carrier pigeons and released them over military installations.

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (IOY84)

163 Dirigibles were the EV's of their day. They combined the slowness of sea travel with the dangers of early aviation.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Y5qcH)
.......

and they burned pretty good

Posted by: wth at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (v0R5T)

164 Somebody is pissing down my back here.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 03:21 PM (Jg7EG)


If they downed in in Montana (possibly one of the best places next to Alaska), Earl and Skeeter would have gotten to it first, taken pictures and souvenirs, embarrassing the F out of the administration when they see it on Fox news first. Much easier to wait for it to get someplace where it could conveniently be irretrievable, have a great photo op for Preznit Decisive Bigballs, and then let the ChiComs get it back.

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (zB/T/)

165 so tell us EXACTLY where these 3 mystery blimps crossed. since they've deduced it retroactively, they should be able to cite specific locations and times of these crossings, correct?
///


it's like my girlfriend from sleepaway camp, you wouldn't know them, they're from canada

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (MLrvz)

166 Weird how all the citizens were so hypnotized by Trump that not a single one looked up and saw a massive white object bigger than the moon floating overhead.

That Trump! Is there no end to his treachery?

Posted by: Just Lily at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (rDww1)

167 Dirigibles were the EV's of their day. They combined the slowness of sea travel with the dangers of early aviation.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Y5qcH)
++++
https://youtu.be/vzYLTnI7TUI?t=67

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (t0OGg)

168 130 And the lack of dirigible landing facilities hindered a lot of bergs.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (+rTCi)

169 Who is doing the rebuttal to the rebuttal to the rebuttal of the SOTU?

Will there be a prebuttal, or is it all postbutt?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (R8uWY)

170 "On Saturday, the balloon was finally shot down as it hovered over North Carolina"

"After a Chinese balloon was discovered flying high in the sky in the U.S., the military shot down the balloon with a missile over South Carolina on Saturday."

Everything is bullshit. Believe nothing.

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (24fqN)

171 Our peaceful balloon
will simply measure weather.
It's no trojan horse.

-CCP

Posted by: 40 Miles North at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (uWF4x)

172 Again, if it wasn't a spy balloon--and was just a weather balloon-- why shoot it down?

And if it was a spy balloon, then it was a violation of his oath of office to permit it to remain.

And I'm still confused by, "they spied on the US under Trump so it's fine under Biden now/ we're not allowed to stop them" defense.
When did that become the law?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (FvKrM)

173 Hakeem Jeffries: Democrats “Unanimously” Support Ilhan Omar Though “She Has Used Antisemitic Tropes”

Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib: Republicans “Are Showing Who They All Are” By Condemning Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitic Remarks

Posted by: SMOD at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (RHGPo)

174 I believe Trump HAS one of those balloons he's hiding in Mari Lago.

Posted by: Just Sayin at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (Uw44z)

175 Shocker

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (lCt2Y)

176 Will FJB walk out to "Welcome to the Jungle?"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (R8uWY)

177 The next claim will be that it was a RUSSIAN balloon!

Damn you, Putin!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (2tUFv)

178 It seems obvious to me; Trump sequestered, at Mar-a-Lago, all of the documents about the multiple incursions.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (7EcrL)

179 The statue of Ribelty is Kaput!
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (Jg7EG)
------
That's disconcerting.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (XlE1Z)

180

What's a balloon?

Posted by: John Fetterman at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (vwCZJ)

181 Yeah and no Anti-Trumper kept mum about it

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (xhxe8)

182 Taking a shot in the dark, I tried airship busty and this came up:

https://tinyurl.com/yc23rsbn

I shan't quibble.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

Got a steampunk feel.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (FVME7)

183 There is a strategic balloon gap. We need to develop a hypersonic balloon.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (R8uWY)

184 Is it even possible to be more retarded than Max Boot?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (guGkK)

185 Who is doing the rebuttal to the rebuttal to the rebuttal of the SOTU?

Will there be a prebuttal, or is it all postbutt?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (R8uWY)



Huckabee Sanders,

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (Zz0t1)

186 Trump colluded with the balloon!!

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (AwJKv)

187 152 Just think, in a few years since it seemed we were the dominant party, the GOP has gone full Jeb, sad.
Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (MLrvz)

"Things fall apart; center does not hold." - Some Irish poet dood.

I always hear that in Ed Harris' voice thanks to the 1994 "The Stand" miniseries.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (Rl7KJ)

188 So the Soviets shot down Francis Gary Powers flying on the edge of fucking space in a U2 in 1960 literally and obviously during the pendancy of his flight, recovered the remains of the U2 and captured Powers alive to internationally embarrass us with a show trial for espionage. (Guilty and death penalty but merciful soviets spared). And we can't shoot down a fucking balloon in less than a week 65 years later. Schmucks.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (trVDr)

189 After a Chinese balloon was discovered flying high in the sky in the U.S., the military shot down the balloon with a missile over South Carolina on Saturday.

They both misspelled "the ocean"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (0hOvj)

190 But airships are cool.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (zZu0s)

191 Remember China did force down a reconnaissance plane in the first days of the W Bush administration.

Also reading about the Damn that the Chinese built in Central America, A brand new Damn with over 1,500 cracks and they fear it's gonna fail.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (dKiJG)

192 They were a bunch of warmongers, after all.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 06, 2023 03:15 PM (2tUFv)

That is apparently what is being leaked right now.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 06, 2023 03:28 PM (pJWtt)


Make war with anybody but China. That 5 star pansy should be hanging by his heels with kite string over a piranha tank.

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (zB/T/)

193 Will FJB walk out to "Welcome to the Jungle?"
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (R8uWY)

And if you got the money, honey we got your disease.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (y/a4v)

194 And we can't shoot down a fucking balloon in less than a week 65 years later. Schmucks.

Again, CAN, but didn't WANT to. For reasons.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (0hOvj)

195 Christopher Robin
Pops Winnie the Pooh's balloon
No honey for him!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (ykeLU)

196 >>> 164
==
If they downed in in Montana (possibly one of the best places next to Alaska), Earl and Skeeter would have gotten to it first, taken pictures and souvenirs, embarrassing the F out of the administration when they see it on Fox news first. Much easier to wait for it to get someplace where it could conveniently be irretrievable, have a great photo op for Preznit Decisive Bigballs, and then let the ChiComs get it back.
Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (zB/T/)

Just wait until Earl and Skeeter are the ones to shoot the thing down.

There's a scene in the very first MHI novel when the hero is saved when the monster chasing him is shot by a redneck who says "my wife didn't think I needed no elephant gun..."

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (llON8)

197 No longer a Republic? See s we're no lo ger even a sovereign country regardless of type of government. Just an open air bazarre.

I've been calling the FUSA an "Economic Opportunity Zone" for years.

No Republic, just a bunch of self-serving war lords fighting for control.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (l7lsb)

198 Is it even possible to be more retarded than Max Boot?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM


It's possible, but it requires surgical intervention.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (R4EqT)

199 Balloon Collusion!

BALLOOSION

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (AwJKv)

200 70 Does anyone other than Ace read Bill Krystol's tweets?

-

Apparently LaMont does too.

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (7ZQe3)

201 Who is doing the rebuttal to the rebuttal to the rebuttal of the SOTU?

Will there be a prebuttal, or is it all postbutt?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (R8uWY)
++++
Prebuttal: Everything you're about to hear will be bullshit spouted by an incompetent husk who lied as he breathed even before he became riddled with dementia. Believe nothing that this 50-year cancer in the colon of American politics says.

Rebuttal: Everything you just heard was bullshit spouted by an incompetent husk who has lied as he breathed even before he became riddled with dementia. Believe nothing that this 50-year cancer in the colon of American politics said.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (t0OGg)

202 Dang. No more haikus.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (uWF4x)

203 But airships are cool.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (zZu0s)


But only until the Gestapo show up.

Posted by: Indiana Jones at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (guGkK)

204 How many barroons?
With Six You Get Eggroll!!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (knlFM)

205 This country is so fucking boned.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (BdMk6)

206 They're conceding everything we say about Biden in attempting to convince us that Trump did the same thing (and the Deep State didn't leak a word of it)

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (Sv58p)

207 I believe Trump HAS one of those balloons he's hiding in Mari Lago.
Posted by: Just Sayin at February 06, 2023 03:30 PM (Uw44z)


Balloon raid!!!!

Posted by: Merrick Garland at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (FJYfm)

208 I am surprised at how little discussion there is of the earlier balloon panic in the 30s. We remember the Hindenburg, but everyone seems to have forgotten the panic they caused because the Nazis were spying on other countries using them. The Graff Zeppelin caused a stir in the UK spying on their air defenses, for example.

There is something about balloons that makes the people underneath feel uneasy.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (O6Dlm)

209 the fun thing about those nose rings is when they get caught on a fence

Posted by: wth at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (v0R5T)

210 So they knew under Trump and hid it from him. Sounds plausible to me.

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (AwJKv)

211 Some GOP stooge is claiming some DOD stooge told him Mattis knew about balloon incursions under Trump.

Fuck the GOP.


Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (D25PY)

212 But airships are cool.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (zZu0s)


The Goodyear blimp was flying around overhead yesterday for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It was really, really windy - it could go one direction really fast, but going back was definitely a workout for those engines. Wonder what it feels like in that thing to be getting blown around like that?

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (zB/T/)

213 News Flash: Japanese destroyed American navy several times under Hoover DoD discovers.

DoD spokesperson, "We didn't notice it at the the time, but we've deductively found that under Hoover the Japanese sank the American fleet several times"

Posted by: if the FNM was around in 1941 at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (lc5cP)

214 Rep Waltz was on Fox biz saying one rumor is they withheld it from Trump's administration.

"Waltz then dropped this bomb. Rep. Waltz said that General Mattis was Secretary of Defense at the time and decided not to inform President Trump because the Pentagon thought Trump was 'too provocative and aggressive!' ..."

Sounds likely, hang them all (before or after a fair trial)

Posted by: illiniwek at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (Cus5s)

215 182 Taking a shot in the dark, I tried airship busty and this came up:

https://tinyurl.com/yc23rsbn

I shan't quibble.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

Got a steampunk feel.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (FVME7)

And I bet it feels good

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (N39Ws)

216 Trump grabbed me by the hydrogen!!!!

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (AwJKv)

217 The balloon material should be retrieved to make a miniskirt for Tank Abrams.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (eGTCV)

218 Will FJB walk out to "Welcome to the Jungle?"
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


"Up, Up, and Away", I hope.

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (Sv58p)

219 So, are y'all watching the SOTU? Have the rules for a drinking game been established?

Bets on biden stroking out mid sentence?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (Ro3yS)

220 co people want only 1 billion people on planet.
How to safely depose billions of people.
I want to see the talking points on this.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (CWwju)

You can only volunteer yourself and your immediate family for disposal. No fair consigning political enemies, people from foreign lands you only know vaguely about to death in the comfort of your armchair.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (eoQWY)

221 Breaking!

Milley and Austin are awarding themselves the newly minted medal, The Order of the Balloon. It will rank just below the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Cross, and LBQFU+ Rainbow in prestige.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (N52dd)

222 The balloon material should be retrieved to make a miniskirt for Tank Abrams.
Posted by: N.Lurker at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (eGTCV)



You're one sick puppy.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (Zz0t1)

223 If the balloon had anti-black history messages
stenciled on it, or if it were dropping anti-trans
pamphlets down to earth, or if it were broadcasting
denunciations of wokeness non-stop, MAGA would
be pro-balloon. They'd be welcoming the balloon.
They'd be worshipping the balloon.



If it said something anti-Semitic, Bill Kristol would be calling for it to be hit with an nuclear ICBM.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (IcTQ4)

224 Got a steampunk feel.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM (FVME7)

And I bet it feels good
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (N39Ws)

*golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (zZu0s)

225 55 We should send spy balloons over China, but make them in the shape of Winnie the Pooh.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 06, 2023 03:19 PM (NkdzE)

I love it!

Posted by: Flyover at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (Rbu5d)

226 Joey's SOTU gonna be one lie after another... for about 20 minutes tops.

Will there be a return to Joe Wilson's 'you lie!' comment? Damn, Barky and Speaker Poligrip really put the acting skills forward that evening. Palpable gasping! The horror!

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 03:36 PM (3byMq)

227 And I bet it feels good
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (N39Ws)


Until one of those piercings snags your balls.

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:36 PM (zB/T/)

228 >>> 219 So, are y'all watching the SOTU? Have the rules for a drinking game been established?

Bets on biden stroking out mid sentence?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (Ro3yS)

Why do you hate your liver?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 03:36 PM (llON8)

229 Biden aides say the intel community is willing to offer key Trump officials briefings on China’s surveillance program. They say details were found after Trump left office about balloons that briefly flew over the US as well areas in Europe and Asia.

You can read about this in Biden's garage. Just have a seat on the mechanic's stool next to the Corvette and grab that box of classified documents.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:36 PM (guGkK)

230 God these Leftists are idiots.

Posted by: Rosemary Kennedy at February 06, 2023 03:36 PM (AwJKv)

231 210 So they knew under Trump and hid it from him. Sounds plausible to me.
Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (AwJKv)

It's entirely plausible, like when Trump wanted to take out our troops in Syria (when did my representative get a vote in sending troops there??!?!) and it was slow-walked and stopped by the Deep State that supposedly doesn't exist.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 06, 2023 03:36 PM (Rl7KJ)

232 I think it's only fair that we fly a weather balloon over the Three Gorges Dam and drop benign telemetry bogies, like they did in Twister, to map the wind patterns.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 03:36 PM (Jg7EG)

233 so tell us EXACTLY where these 3 mystery blimps crossed. since they've deduced it retroactively, they should be able to cite specific locations and times of these crossings, correct?

even money, if they CAN find one, it's a minor out laying island is the south pacific that even the state dept couldn't find on a map....
Posted by: SturmToddler at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Mkvkw)
***

Come on guys, it takes time to generate the historical file. All that fake INT takes time to create.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 03:36 PM (anj39)

234 230 God these Leftists are idiots.
Posted by: Rosemary Kennedy at February 06, 2023 03:36 PM (AwJKv)

Well, we are losing Freedom and self governance to them, so who is the bigger fool?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (zZu0s)

235 The Pentagon detected this message from the Chinese Spy Baroon:

"Me ruv you rong time"

Posted by: Michael the Chinese Spy Baroon at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (WjVlZ)

236 After a Chinese balloon was discovered flying high in the sky in the U.S., the military shot down the balloon with a missile over South Carolina on Saturday.
.......

a missile? Couldn't just use a blowgun and a dart?

Posted by: wth at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (v0R5T)

237 Damn, Barky and Speaker Poligrip really put the acting skills forward that evening.

I'm not sure it was acting, based on how the WEF people talk. They literally consider themselves superior human beings, better people. Not "I'm richer and more powerful" but innately superior to the masses. Like Versailles Palace attitude.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (0hOvj)

238 Commonsense balloon control, that’s what we need.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (+rTCi)

239 We should send spy balloons over China, but make them in the shape of Winnie the Pooh.

Do you remember the Baby Trump balloons that were used in some parade?

https://tinyurl.com/3yhy2pen

Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (Sv58p)

240 There is something about balloons that makes the people underneath feel uneasy.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 03:33 PM (O6Dlm)


True. It's the urination potential that gets to me.

Posted by: Wally at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (FJYfm)

241 "If the Chinese balloon were completely different than from what it was, MAGA wouldn't hate it. Check and mate."
-Guy who ran the conservative intelligentsia for 20 years

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 03:38 PM (LvTSG)

242 I keep seeing "China threatens to take action." Last I checked there were over 600 million Chinese. Who, specifically, is making this threat? Winnie Ji Ping? An underling in his regime? Some kid on tik too?
Who?
Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (rbGaT)

Ancient Chinese Secret!

Posted by: Chinaman At The Cleaners at February 06, 2023 03:38 PM (EIIsz)

243 Will FJB walk out to "Welcome to the Jungle?"
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

"Up, Up, and Away", I hope.
Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 03:35 PM (Sv58p)


Wonder if we'll finally see the Biden deep fake google has been working on for 2 years? You'll know it if he doesn't make any mistakes for 30 seconds or more.

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:38 PM (zB/T/)

244 Well, here's something we can all agree with.

Sanctuary: Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul giving migrants in NYC one-way tickets to ride … to Canada

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 06, 2023 03:38 PM (FVME7)

245 So the Soviets shot down Francis Gary Powers flying on the edge of fucking space in a U2 in 1960 literally and obviously during the pendancy of his flight, recovered the remains of the U2 and captured Powers alive to internationally embarrass us with a show trial for espionage. (Guilty and death penalty but merciful soviets spared). And we can't shoot down a fucking balloon in less than a week 65 years later. Schmucks.
Posted by: Farmer Bob
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And, probably at 65,000 ft., and at 475 mph.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 06, 2023 03:38 PM (rpirE)

246 >>> 198 Is it even possible to be more retarded than Max Boot?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM

It's possible, but it requires surgical intervention.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (R4EqT)

Who operated on Jen Rubin?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 06, 2023 03:39 PM (llON8)

247 244 Well, here's something we can all agree with.

Sanctuary: Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul giving migrants in NYC one-way tickets to ride … to Canada
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 06, 2023 03:38 PM (FVME7)

========

Someone tell the progressive activists on TikTok!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 03:39 PM (LvTSG)

248 Do you remember the Baby Trump balloons that were used in some parade?

https://tinyurl.com/3yhy2pen
Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (Sv58p)


Don Jr. actually tweeted a pic of that balloon and suggested flying it over Beijing.

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:39 PM (zB/T/)

249 Dirigibles were the EV's of their day. They combined the slowness of sea travel with the dangers of early aviation.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:26 PM (Y5qcH)
.......

and they burned pretty good
Posted by: wth at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (v0R5T)

Most used Helium. Germany was an exception because the US wouldn't sell the stuff to them. In those cases the things just slammed into the ground rather than burn like hell first.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:39 PM (eoQWY)

250 1 Keep trying guys.

Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:11 PM (zB/T/)


When the Democrat-Media Complex works to make Trump the bad guy on a subject that is a current problem for Democrats, it means they have no credible excuses or defenses for Democrat actions or inactions.

Posted by: Gref at February 06, 2023 03:39 PM (AMIL/)

251 And, probably at 65,000 ft., and at 475 mph.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 06, 2023 03:38 PM (rpirE)

35,000 feet is nothing to sneeze at.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:39 PM (zZu0s)

252 We should send spy balloons over China, but make them in the shape of Winnie the Pooh.

Do you remember the Baby Trump balloons that were used in some parade?

https://tinyurl.com/3yhy2pen
Posted by: t-bird at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (Sv58p)
***

Anyone got the address for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade manager? I want to enter my new balloon.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 03:39 PM (anj39)

253 a missile? Couldn't just use a blowgun and a dart?
Posted by: wth
--------

Pellet rifle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (clWQn)

254 yearp, because that's Trump, soft on Jhina. Scared to make threats about military action.

these people are so lost. It's no longer just reacting to some guy that lives in their imagination, they're just stringing words together.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (MLrvz)

255 And, probably at 65,000 ft., and at 475 mph.

My guess is that it was a super lucky shot, 1 in a million, but they portrayed it as standard Soviet tech.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (0hOvj)

256 DeSantis would have Mattis and Miley hung. DeSantis would the wear their skin suits at his next briefing. Trump would hide in Jared's spa room looking for direction from people like John Bolton.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (D25PY)

257 During the State of the Union Biden will tell the world that Chinese balloons were over United States Trump knew about it and did nothing.

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (rpaHr)

258 "And we can't shoot down a fucking balloon in less than a week 65 years later"

We learned on 9-11 that our continental air defenses are inadequate. Doubt they got any better since then.

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (24fqN)

259 Most used Helium. Germany was an exception because the US wouldn't sell the stuff to them. In those cases the things just slammed into the ground rather than burn like hell first.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:39 PM (eoQWY)

Or got blown in a storm. USS Akron? Am I misremembering?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (zZu0s)

260 We can do this, but can't take out a fucking balloon.....


https://www.youtube.com/embed/xP94wR-wq4g?feature=oembed

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (Zz0t1)

261 McCarthy should hide a balloon under the podium and let it loose when Biden starts speaking.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (ZLI7S)

262 I'm waiting for Xi to send over another balloon that even more obviously communicates his contempt and dismissal of the Biden junta.

In the spirit of fun-loving acrobatic aviators leaving smoke trails: a ballon in the shape of a dick.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (l7lsb)

263 254 yearp, because that's Trump, soft on Jhina. Scared to make threats about military action.

these people are so lost. It's no longer just reacting to some guy that lives in their imagination, they're just stringing words together.
Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (MLrvz)

=========

They also thought that the guy who wanted to make America energy dominant was a pawn of the head of a noted petrostate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (LvTSG)

264 198 Is it even possible to be more retarded than Max Boot?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:31 PM

It's possible, but it requires surgical intervention.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 06, 2023 03:32 PM (R4EqT)


Is that when they attach the dipshit fedora to the empty skull?

Posted by: Wally at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (FJYfm)

265 The Biden administration announced that these were the last messages retrieved from the Chinese Spy Baroon:

Ho Lee Fuk

Sum Ting Wong

Wi Tu Lo

Bang Ding Ow

Posted by: Michael the Chinese Spy Baroon at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (WjVlZ)

266 256 DeSantis would have Mattis and Miley hung. DeSantis would the wear their skin suits at his next briefing. Trump would hide in Jared's spa room looking for direction from people like John Bolton.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (D25PY)

Heh.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (zZu0s)

267 22 If this had happen under Trump, Pelosi would have impeached him a third time.

Trump also would've tweeted or held a press conference or something about shooting it down.

Possibly with a nuke.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (l8gTz)

268 256 DeSantis would have Mattis and Miley hung. DeSantis would the wear their skin suits at his next briefing. Trump would hide in Jared's spa room looking for direction from people like John Bolton.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (D25PY)

========

Doubtful.

These are not the actions of a Nickelback fan.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (LvTSG)

269 I'm not sure it was acting, based on how the WEF people talk. They literally consider themselves superior human beings, better people. Not "I'm richer and more powerful" but innately superior to the masses. Like Versailles Palace attitude.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:37 PM (0hOvj)

At least Louis had Versailles built, and the nobles had run their counties for centuries.

Our elites have built nothing and are running everything into the dirt at warp speed.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (eoQWY)

270 162 I also heard on CNN that when Trump was POTUS that the Chinese had placed electronic data collectors on carrier pigeons and released them over military installations.
Posted by: Ferd Berfall at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (IOY84)


When Trump was POTUS son #3 was a helicopter pilot on the Reagan. On one cruise a pigeon had followed the ship from port, was found by some sailors and was adopted. The intelligence people got wind of that and confiscated the bird to see if it did in fact have any hidden electronics inside it. It didn't and the captain ordered the bird released. The sailors took it to the front of the carrier and dutifully released it. Said bird, totally not a spy, immediately flew to aft of the ship where my son was winding up the MH-60 to take off and the bird became pate ruining the rotors.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (gRewJ)

271 Pellet rifle.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (clWQn)



Tactical knitting needle, in all-black

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (guGkK)

272 the fun thing about those nose rings is when they get caught on a fence



Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Posted by: Elsie at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (M3hSG)

273 well, china should do something soon because their demographic bubble is probably apparent to everyone in power.

When your population is going to collapse to half in a decade or two, and you still have empty cities...

at least they're not going to be like America and replace their population.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (MLrvz)

274 more propaganda war, waged against the citizens of this country by our rulers.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (xcxpd)

275 Airships in the early era of flight were no more dangerous than airplanes (probably much less so) and while they were relatively slow, they were not significantly slower than any other method of travel at the time. Plus they had amazing luxury and comfort. Hindenburg pretty much cratered the idea which was too bad, but there are start ups trying to make luxury air cruises like ships today. Much better tech, much better engines, much better envelope for the helium, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:42 PM (0hOvj)

276 so tell us EXACTLY where these 3 mystery blimps crossed. since they've deduced it retroactively, they should be able to cite specific locations and times of these crossings, correct?
///
it's like my girlfriend from sleepaway camp, you wouldn't know them, they're from canada
Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:29 PM (MLrvz)

so the balloon went over Niagara Falls in a barrel? that would explain why it took so long to shoot down. those barrels tend to be thick...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 06, 2023 03:42 PM (Mkvkw)

277 "Dirigibles were the EV's of their day. They combined the slowness of sea travel with the dangers of early aviation."

Horrible dirigible accident in Chicago 1919: Wingfoot Express crashed thru the roof of a bank, showered everybody inside with flaming fuel.

Posted by: gp's Brunch Lid Post Ante at February 06, 2023 03:42 PM (24fqN)

278 And, probably at 65,000 ft., and at 475 mph.

My guess is that it was a super lucky shot, 1 in a million, but they portrayed it as standard Soviet tech.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (0hOvj)
------
The Sovs volleyed a shit-ton of SA-2s, shooting down several of their chase planes in the process.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (XlE1Z)

279 McCarthy should hide a balloon under the podium and let it loose when Biden starts speaking.

Since the Speaker has total authority over the House Chamber, he should get one of the large guidable advertising balloons used by indoor sports stadiums that shoot out coupons or drop t-shirts.

Have the sucker floating around the House dropping "He Is Lying" pamphlets as it circles around.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (l7lsb)

280 I'd assume they'd use a maverick missile since there's no IR signature. But I suppose you could get an AMRAAM to light it up pretty nice.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (MLrvz)

281 How many of these deep state wankers are paid by foreign governments?

Posted by: mr tmz at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (rJ48h)

282 They claim now they first saw the balloon over the Aleutians, but offer no proof. When dealing with the Junta in defensive mode, experience teaches it's better to assume they are lying in every respect.

The DoD only detected the balloon after the guy in Billings posted youtube video.

Prior to that, they had no idea it existed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (mZBka)

283 Or got blown in a storm. USS Akron? Am I misremembering?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (zZu0s)

Akron either got blown into the ocean, or some downdraft at launch / pilot error made it touch the ocean and crash.

R-101 is a UK dirigible that got blown into the ground by high winds crossing France.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (eoQWY)

284 "Two things can be true at once: this happened and it wasn't detected," the official told Fox News Digital.

Bull. Shit.

Or, at least it should be bullshit. We have these gigantic radars called PAVE PAWS designed to detect ballistic missiles as they crest the horizon. They are more than capable of detecting and tracking a slow-moving thing the size of three buses. If we missed any of the others it's due to shocking incompetence.

Posted by: ballistic at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (oXNqT)

285 since we're all balloon experts now can we at least get on board that these types of balloons don't pop.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (MLrvz)

286 214
Sounds likely, hang them all (before or after a fair trial)
Posted by: illiniwek at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (Cus5s)

Right next to Gen. Milley and any US soldier who is into the dog mask kink.

Gallows out on the street for all to see.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (N39Ws)

287
At least Louis had Versailles built, and the nobles had run their counties for centuries.

Our elites have built nothing and are running everything into the dirt at warp speed.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:41 PM (eoQWY)

Well the trouble was bringing all the nobility who would normally be busy managing their regions to a centralized court. Great way to disempower them and replace them with bureaucrats. The territory becomes a source of revenue to support a lifestyle rather than the hardwon ancestral territory of many generations.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (eYoxG)

288 256 DeSantis would have Mattis and Miley hung. DeSantis would the wear their skin suits at his next briefing. Trump would hide in Jared's spa room looking for direction from people like John Bolton.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (D25PY)

Sure. Sure...

*Shrugs and goes back to guard duty*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 03:44 PM (xcxpd)

289 The Chinese totes needed to fly a spy balloon over Malmstrom AFB because nobody knew those silos had been there since the early 1960's.

THEY'RE STEALING OUR SECRETS!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 03:44 PM (Jg7EG)

290 Max Boot writes straw men
for a living. Replace him
with ChatGPT.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at February 06, 2023 03:44 PM (uWF4x)

291 I loved Heavy Metal. Movie spun my head around for me.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 03:44 PM (xcxpd)

292 That twat proves that Bill Krystol is an incompetent, illiterate boob. And not in a good way.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden a

Considering that face and rictus grin, what would be a good way?
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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Frankly, Krystol and the whole Bulwark crew needs to be dropped into the shit in Ukraine defending Bakhmet. The Ukies could use a crew like the Bulwark die-hards.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 03:44 PM (44KaN)

293 The CCP budget for American politician payments, journalist payments, university payments, and Biden family payments must be huge. I'm guessing in the billions annually.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (mZBka)

294 "General Norad, we've detected a strange, balloon-like craft over US territory".
"Don't bother me! The president has ordered new reporting and stats on our DEI quotas...go back to the operations center and keep an eye on Santa's sleigh."

Posted by: Marvin Gardens at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (lS8pE)

295 I’ll take Waker Spy Ring and Joe Biden for $200, Alex.

Posted by: Foreign Agents from Scranton at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (hK9T6)

296 The Goodyear blimp was flying around overhead yesterday for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It was really, really windy - it could go one direction really fast, but going back was definitely a workout for those engines. Wonder what it feels like in that thing to be getting blown around like that?
Posted by: clutch cargo | now with 100% autocorrect. at February 06, 2023 03:34 PM (zB/T/)

I've ridden in the Goodyear blimp. And it was windy. It's like being on a large boat in moderate swells. It is a grand way to travel though. It seems very serene and relaxing. The scenery below passes so slowly that that you can wave at the people below you.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (BdMk6)

297 ok, fine, trump did nothing about china balloons, yeah?

but is that bad or good. biden didn't do nothing either, dinninhe?

what is your shitlib point? That you're gullible and will believe anything?

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (MLrvz)

298 R-101 is a UK dirigible that got blown into the ground by high winds crossing France.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (eoQWY)

I vaguely remember reading about that one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (zZu0s)

299 There is something about balloons that makes the people underneath feel uneasy.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest


It's the bio weapon aspect in the balloon filler.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (G8h7g)

300 Xi ass-rapes Biden in front the the whole jeering world, and Biden's defense is, "hey, Xi ass-raped Trump too!"

Effective. As. Hell.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (guGkK)

301 at least they're not going to be like America and replace their population.

Those of us who didn't get the clot shot are going to need to have someone empty our bedpans when we are old.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (l7lsb)

302 Trump would have written TRUMP on the side and then flown it over the Meadowlands.

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (ZZXfi)

303
Considering that face and rictus grin, what would be a good way?
Posted by: Aetius451AD



Well, I said boob, and boobs are awesome. Just not Kristol.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (Zz0t1)

304 279 McCarthy should hide a balloon under the podium and let it loose when Biden starts speaking.

Since the Speaker has total authority over the House Chamber, he should get one of the large guidable advertising balloons used by indoor sports stadiums that shoot out coupons or drop t-shirts.

Have the sucker floating around the House dropping "He Is Lying" pamphlets as it circles around.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (l7lsb)

And when Biden is done speaking, pretend to wipe his ass with his copy of the speech.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (N39Ws)

305 Doubtful.

These are not the actions of a Nickelback fan.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Golf clap.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (44KaN)

306 Prior to that, they had no idea it existed.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (mZBka)

---

See my response above. If the DoD didn't know it existed, we should all be shit-scared because the highly advanced radars we use to detect incoming objects either don't fucking work or the people manning them are incompetent.

My money is on "they knew and weren't going to tell anyone until some pesky airline pax saw the fucking thing"

Posted by: ballistic at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (oXNqT)

307 And don’t forget that balloon that failed to return to the fair while performing feats of stratospheric skill.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (+rTCi)

308 On president DeSantis's To-Do list:

-pardon everyone on 1/6.
-give them millions.
-make sure to humiliate the DC judges, juries, and DOJ as basically being the clan.
-fire miley.
-have miley epsteined.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (MLrvz)

309 >>The Chinese totes needed to fly a spy balloon over Malmstrom AFB because nobody knew those silos had been there since the early 1960's.

>>THEY'RE STEALING OUR SECRETS!

Sometimes people take provocative action to judge the response. Now China knows what Joe will do.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (ZLI7S)

310 Ho Lee Fuk

Sum Ting Wong

Wi Tu Lo

Bang Ding Ow
Posted by: Michael the Chinese Spy Baroon

Funniest thing I ever saw on TV!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (FVME7)

311 KJP says the Chink balloon escapade is unacceptable.

So...what will Stronk Leader Who Orders Shoot-Downs Joe going to do about an unacceptable action by a hostile foreign government?

Not send Xi a Christmas card this year? Send Blinken to China to deliver a warning to Xi to cut it out, in really strong diplomatic words? Nothing?

Posted by: Gref at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (AMIL/)

312 Jean-Pierre just told the press:
"There was a Tik Tok that went out to all of you from the National Security Council that was pretty detailed about hoe everything broke down for the past week.”
That’s right folks, they take security so seriously, they’re using TikTok to tell us!

We are so screwed

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (dKiJG)

313 Those of us who didn't get the clot shot are going to need to have someone empty our bedpans when we are old.

//

I got some bad news about what goes on in those nursing homes when you're being cared for people who hate your guts and have no cultural connection to you.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (MLrvz)

314 It's also worth reminding the NPCs that allegedly Brandon ordered the balloon shot down. And Gen. Milley said, 'nah'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (xcxpd)

315 What most infuriates me about this statement is that even if, and particularly IF true, it can only help our adversaries to know how well they can evade our capabilities.

No military/diplomatic upside of revealing this info, and huge downside --again IF true. Just sh*tting on our national security to "get Trump" --or for whatever perceived advantage Biden's handlers think can come of it.

Posted by: Zek at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (5FPX4)

316 So the gambit - It happened during Trump 3 x's and he didn't do anything. Turns out to mean, it happened 3 x's during Trump, but we didn't know it, and neither did he and that's why nobody ever mentioned it or shot anything down, because, like we didn't know it.

Its. Just. Embarrassing. Dog. Ate. My. Homework. Level of stupidity. Things that can't continue, wont.

Posted by: game over man, game over at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (z8232)

317 Neo-Nazi Couple Arrested For Alleged Plot To 'Completely Destroy' Baltimore

.. how is this possible ?
Baltimore has already destroyed itself.

Posted by: SMOD at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (RHGPo)

318 @RichardGrenell
Feb 5

Biden's DoD is shamelessly using an anonymous source to say that Chinese balloons flew over the US under Trump - and the Trump team allowed it.

It is a lie. We never heard this - ever.



From the same Ric Grennell who shamelessly used, um, NO sources to say that Kathy Barnett had no military record? Thereby ensuring Dr. Oz would be the GOP Senate candidate in PA? *That* Ric Grennell is calling out others over natsec related b.s.?

Posted by: Hands at February 06, 2023 03:48 PM (786Ro)

319 314 It's also worth reminding the NPCs that allegedly Brandon ordered the balloon shot down. And Gen. Milley said, 'nah'.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (xcxpd)

=========

The military industrial complex is bad again, yo.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 03:48 PM (LvTSG)

320 It's also worth reminding the NPCs that allegedly Brandon ordered the balloon shot down. And Gen. Milley said, 'nah'.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (xcxpd)




For which Gen. Milley should be droned.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:48 PM (Zz0t1)

321 On president DeSantis's To-Do list:

-pardon everyone on 1/6.
-give them millions.
-make sure to humiliate the DC judges, juries, and DOJ as basically being the clan.
-fire miley.
-have miley epsteined.
Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (MLrvz)

#IWantToBelieve

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 03:48 PM (xcxpd)

322 Xi ass-rapes Biden in front the the whole jeering world, and Biden's defense is, "hey, Xi ass-raped Trump too!"

Effective. As. Hell.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:45 PM (guGkK)
==================
they think like elementary school kids, and respond to accusations with "you did it first!"

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:48 PM (mZBka)

323 293 The CCP budget for American politician payments, journalist payments, university payments, and Biden family payments must be huge. I'm guessing in the billions annually.
Posted by: Huck Follywood
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You would be astonished at how cheap traitors sell the country out if they get a little bit of cash.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 03:48 PM (44KaN)

324 It's also worth reminding the NPCs that allegedly Brandon ordered the balloon shot down. And Gen. Milley said, 'nah'.


Joetato: "Okay."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:48 PM (guGkK)

325 317 Neo-Nazi Couple Arrested For Alleged Plot To 'Completely Destroy' Baltimore

.. how is this possible ?
Baltimore has already destroyed itself.
Posted by: SMOD at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (RHGPo)

So they were extremely successful?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 06, 2023 03:48 PM (eYoxG)

326 the fun thing about those nose rings is when they get caught on a fence



Touch a 9v battery to the ends.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 06, 2023 03:49 PM (G8h7g)

327 147 Total fucking bullshit. But 40% of the country will believe whatever the idiotbox tells them.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory



Yea, this is true. I seem to recall a book written in the 80s called 'Amusing Ourselves to Death'. I would read it but since I'm surrounded by it, why bother.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 03:49 PM (sAmhv)

328 Jean-Pierre just told the press:
"There was a Tik Tok that went out to all of you from the National Security Council that was pretty detailed about hoe everything broke down for the past week.”
That’s right folks, they take security so seriously, they’re using TikTok to tell us!
==
Wait, you are trolling us? Nah bitch, get out the way, get out the way!!!

Posted by: I'mma need a smack down at February 06, 2023 03:49 PM (ZJrb5)

329 Airships in the early era of flight were no more dangerous than airplanes (probably much less so) and while they were relatively slow, they were not significantly slower than any other method of travel at the time. Plus they had amazing luxury and comfort. Hindenburg pretty much cratered the idea which was too bad, but there are start ups trying to make luxury air cruises like ships today. Much better tech, much better engines, much better envelope for the helium, etc.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:42 PM (0hOvj)

The improvement curve on dirigibles was flat, while airplanes was spiking into increased speed and safety.
VTOL and hovering were advantages, fuel usage might be less due to not needing to constantly move forward.

The need for large landing fields and huge sheds to protect the things were serious issues. Obviously dirigibles are far more susceptible to wind than a plane by surface.

I remember seeing a film after a liftoff where about 4-5 men were taken up to high altitude on the guide ropes until they fell off one by one. Never happened on a plane.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:49 PM (eoQWY)

330 We must study how shooting down this balloon will affect Global Warming and Starving Children of Color in African Shit-holes. VP Harris will lead the panel on this study. Thank You.....

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at February 06, 2023 03:49 PM (IOY84)

331 255 And, probably at 65,000 ft., and at 475 mph.

My guess is that it was a super lucky shot, 1 in a million, but they portrayed it as standard Soviet tech.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (0hOvj)

That's what they said about vermicelli Jerry. 1 in a million shot, doc. One in a million.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (N39Ws)

332 Perhaps it was a ploy to make cat zoomies by 'utilizing' static cling. A smart cat would just flip out one paw's worth of slingblade and pop!!!

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (3byMq)

333 It's also worth reminding the NPCs that allegedly Brandon ordered the balloon shot down. And Gen. Milley said, 'nah'.


To be fair, we did need to keep our world-leading anti-balloon technology under wraps until there's a real reason to use it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (guGkK)

334 324 It's also worth reminding the NPCs that allegedly Brandon ordered the balloon shot down. And Gen. Milley said, 'nah'.

///

that was just the third stage trial balloon in the democrat president failure cycle.

"oh, the thing that didn't happen, it wasn't his fault, but someone else said no, it's a good thing he did nothing, and wow, aren't we tough, we did the thing"

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (MLrvz)

335 "Neo-Nazi Couple Arrested For Alleged Plot To 'Completely Destroy' Baltimore"

Let me guess: One half the couple was an FBI informant who gave the other half an FBI-authored "Plan On How to Destroy Baltimore."

Posted by: Zek at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (5FPX4)

336 And don’t forget that balloon that failed to return to the fair while performing feats of stratospheric skill.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (+rTCi)


It made it all the way to Australia.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (AiZBA)

337 Also not discussed, was a missile really the only option?
Do we have no machine gun capabilities for high altitude planes? From the video it looked like they hit right at the ballast point and separated the cables from the balloon, leaving the instruments to free fall. I would have much preferred a couple holes in the balloon so it could drift down.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (O6Dlm)

338 317 Neo-Nazi Couple Arrested For Alleged Plot To 'Completely Destroy' Baltimore

.. how is this possible ?
Baltimore has already destroyed itself.
Posted by: SMOD



Destroy Baltimore? Add rubble on top of the existing rubble?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (sAmhv)

339 Should Biden have personally climbed into an F-22 & led the attack on the balloon like the president in �Independence Day�?

- Max Boot



The Ghost of Scranton!

Posted by: Hands at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (786Ro)

340 It's also worth reminding the NPCs that allegedly Brandon ordered the balloon shot down. And Gen. Milley said, 'nah'.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (xcxpd)
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For which Gen. Milley should be droned.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:48 PM (Zz0t1)
===================
It's the same guy who promised the Chinese military he would give them advance notice of PDJT ordered any action against Chinese assets.

And publicly bragged about it.

Normal militaries would have had him against a wall in short order.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (mZBka)

341 Not a single person from the Trump administration says the reports of China flying balloons over the US are true. Not even people like Bolton who Trump fired.

Because either the military withheld this from Trump's entire team, highly unlikely, or the Biden administration is lying which happens constantly.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 03:51 PM (ZLI7S)

342 321
-fire miley.
-have miley epsteined.

.. better yet .. strip them of their clearances (something Trump tried but was never carried out).
Without a clearance, their careers in DC and the rest of the military-industrial-complex is over.

Posted by: SMOD at February 06, 2023 03:51 PM (RHGPo)

343 DeSantis would have Mattis and Miley hung. DeSantis would the wear their skin suits at his next briefing. Trump would hide in Jared's spa room looking for direction from people like John Bolton.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (D25PY)


That is unfair to former Pres. Trump. He expected the Flag officers to obey the chain of command. It wasn't until close to the end of his term that we learned that the Flag officers were insubordinate.

I know I didn't expect the "perfumed princes" in the Pentagon to prefer allowing Antifa to run rampant, burning, looting and killing, rather than obey Pres. Trump but that's what happened.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 06, 2023 03:51 PM (pJWtt)

344 So...what will Stronk Leader Who Orders Shoot-Downs Joe going to do about an unacceptable action by a hostile foreign government?

-----------

Send Queen LeBron and James Taylor over to Beijing as a duet to serenade Winnie the Xi with "Fire and Rain."

Posted by: ShainS -- I'm a Freeborn Man of the USA at February 06, 2023 03:51 PM (5jVSZ)

345 Biden is the 'Manchurian Candidate".......

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at February 06, 2023 03:51 PM (IOY84)

346 The ice cream truck has balloons. I like balloons.

Posted by: Joe Bai-Den at February 06, 2023 03:51 PM (786Ro)

347 OT, but this certainly shows why DEI is important: A JBS plant employee, identified as Edilberto Lores-Reyes, turned himself in hours after the shooting, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. The victim was later identified as Imaniteitaho Zachee, an immigrant from Rwanda who also identified as a transgender woman

Posted by: Wally at February 06, 2023 03:51 PM (FJYfm)

348 ===================
It's the same guy who promised the Chinese military he would give them advance notice of PDJT ordered any action against Chinese assets.

And publicly bragged about it.

Normal militaries would have had him against a wall in short order.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (mZBka)



His ego should be writing checks his body can't cash, alas, here we sit.

He can tell the president to pound sand and get away with it.

We're doomed.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:52 PM (Zz0t1)

349 289 The Chinese totes needed to fly a spy balloon over Malmstrom AFB because nobody knew those silos had been there since the early 1960's.

THEY'RE STEALING OUR SECRETS!
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 03:44 PM (Jg7EG)

Maybe they were hoping to set off a missile. You know like when your garage door opens mysteriously when a plane flies overhead.

China makes all the garage door openers. They probably make all the missile remotes too.

"Rookie heel, Chin Fang. Tlie this one. It might be the right frequency."

Posted by: Just Lily at February 06, 2023 03:52 PM (rDww1)

350 Jean-Pierre just told the press:
"There was a Tik Tok that went out to all of you from the National Security Council that was pretty detailed about hoe everything broke down for the past week.”
That’s right folks, they take security so seriously, they’re using TikTok to tell us!
=====================
The Junta refers to timeline statements as "Tik Tok" releases.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:52 PM (mZBka)

351 >>The Chinese totes needed to fly a spy balloon over Malmstrom AFB because nobody knew those silos had been there since the early 1960's.

>>THEY'RE STEALING OUR SECRETS!

Sometimes people take provocative action to judge the response. Now China knows what Joe will do.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (ZLI7S)

I've heard theories that the main purpose of the provocation is to cancel Blinken's visit and embarrass Biden. If that is the case it is quite possible that the package on the balloon has no spy-level equipment on it at all the US might be embarrassed by the overreaction.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:52 PM (eoQWY)

352 they think like elementary school kids, and respond to accusations with "you did it first!"

They can't even manage to accuse their opponents of Projection without screwing it up.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 06, 2023 03:52 PM (l7lsb)

353 since we're all balloon experts now can we at least get on board that these types of balloons don't pop.
Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (MLrvz)
.........

Where's the fun in that? Can we still make little animals out of them?

Posted by: wth at February 06, 2023 03:52 PM (v0R5T)

354 I remember seeing a film after a liftoff where about 4-5 men were taken up to high altitude on the guide ropes until they fell off one by one. Never happened on a plane.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:49 PM (eoQWY)

Except when Biden bugs out of Afghanistan.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 03:52 PM (Y5qcH)

355 The balloon could also make a fine pair of tighty whites for Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 06, 2023 03:52 PM (eGTCV)

356 "Biden is the 'Manchurian Candidate"......."

No. Biden is the Mongolian Idiot Offspring of The Manchurian Candidate.

Posted by: Zek at February 06, 2023 03:53 PM (5FPX4)

357 At a press conference earlier today, Tom Sobocinski, who leads the FBI's Baltimore field office, told reporters the neo-Nazi couple "conspired to inflict maximum harm on the power grid." He said:

"The accused were not just talking, but taking steps to fulfill their threats and further their extremist goals."

Sobocinski continued:

"The threat posed by domestic violent extremists is evolving and persistent."

He added:

"The FBI will continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to identify and disrupt any potential threat to the safety of our citizens."

Posted by: SMOD at February 06, 2023 03:53 PM (RHGPo)

358 I think a Aim-9 would fix on the array being in sunlight would be a heat signature. Weasel last night wrote he read it was without a warhead so it had to travel through the balloon to bring it down.
The video I saw of it coming down the balloon was shredded and totally deflated

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 03:53 PM (xhxe8)

359 329 Airships in the early era of flight were no more dangerous than airplanes (probably much less so) and while they were relatively slow, they were not significantly slower than any other method of travel at the time. Plus they had amazing luxury and comfort. Hindenburg pretty much cratered the idea which was too bad, but there are start ups trying to make luxury air cruises like ships today. Much better tech, much better engines, much better envelope for the helium, etc.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Probably not going to happen though as helium prices are spiking due to our depleted strategic reserve of it being sold off over the years. Another example of a key mineral pissed away literally on the winds.

Helium is required for the tech industry mfg and some other mfg than used in kids balloons or dirigibles.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 03:54 PM (44KaN)

360 Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:40 PM (D25PY)

I hope they ask DeSantis if he will prosecute Fauci and I hope he says yes. Will be a very short presidential run.

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:54 PM (rXUz8)

361 Also not discussed, was a missile really the only option?
Do we have no machine gun capabilities for high altitude planes? From the video it looked like they hit right at the ballast point and separated the cables from the balloon, leaving the instruments to free fall. I would have much preferred a couple holes in the balloon so it could drift down.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (O6Dlm)

Those balloons are very fragile, even a small hole is torn wide open by escaping gas. It will be freefalling soon no matter what you do.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:54 PM (eoQWY)

362 341 Not a single person from the Trump administration says the reports of China flying balloons over the US are true. Not even people like Bolton who Trump fired.

Because either the military withheld this from Trump's entire team, highly unlikely, or the Biden administration is lying which happens constantly.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 03:51 PM (ZLI7S)

I tried to warn Trump about the Chinese Balloon and he didn't listen.

Buy my Book and see me on my speaking tour.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 06, 2023 03:54 PM (dKiJG)

363 No. Biden is the Mongolian Idiot Offspring of The Manchurian Candidate.

////

the guy that wrote that book knew that in real america, it'd take a slick talking vet to be a MC.

it took 50 million illegal immigrants to make america into the pre-Rwandan suicide cult it is today, dumb enough to elect a biden.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:54 PM (MLrvz)

364 I had a draft of a short story about the Japanese balloon that landed near Thermopolis WY in WWII. Well, it was a peripheral part of what my main story was about. Might need to find it and see if it can be salvaged. It was mostly about a young man's struggle with being 4-F, and not the fake 4-F.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wanting to Hang Out with Tom Bombadil at February 06, 2023 03:54 PM (xPJvm)

365 And don’t forget that balloon that failed to return to the fair while performing feats of stratospheric skill.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (+rTCi)

It made it all the way to Australia.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (AiZBA)



Have you ever watched "Danny Deck Chair"?

Posted by: Hands at February 06, 2023 03:54 PM (786Ro)

366 We shall fight them on the beaches!
We shall fight them in the cities!
Wait. Chief of Staff says too dangerous?
Okay. We'll fight them some other time.....

Posted by: Sir Winston Biden of Steely Resolve at February 06, 2023 03:55 PM (5FPX4)

367 316 So the gambit - It happened during Trump 3 x's and he didn't do anything. Turns out to mean, it happened 3 x's during Trump, but we didn't know it, and neither did he and that's why nobody ever mentioned it or shot anything down, because, like we didn't know it.
Posted by: game over man,

There is NO FUCKING WAY that the US did not know about this or any other balloon like it crossing US airspace. There are tons of radar looking for planes, missiles, satellites, and anything else. You could see this from the ground and you think all our radars missed it?

No, the past balloons either did not exist, or only barely touched US airspace and the military felt it was no bid deal and not worth making a federal case over.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 03:55 PM (O6Dlm)

368 Where do Chinese go to get some real news?
I'm talking Chinese morans, not the elite.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at February 06, 2023 03:55 PM (CWwju)

369 Ron DeSantis was ready to shoot a flaming [a]gay man arrow at the balloon if it came near Florida.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:55 PM (D25PY)

370 How the hell do you "overreact" to an enemy country invading your airspace?

Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:55 PM (rXUz8)

371 357 At a press conference earlier today, Tom Sobocinski, who leads the FBI's Baltimore field office, told reporters the neo-Nazi couple "conspired to inflict maximum harm on the power grid." He said:

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well, good for the deepstate, they finally found their unicorn. too bad the country's been razed and looted by moderate democrats since 2020.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:55 PM (MLrvz)

372 358
The video I saw of it coming down the balloon was shredded and totally deflated
Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 03:53 PM (xhxe

Shredded and totally deflated like Kamala's dreams of becoming POTUS? Or Hillary's? Or Paul Pelosi's dreams of MC Hammer singing "Hammer time!"?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (N39Ws)

373 Ron DeSantis was ready to shoot a flaming gay man arrow at the balloon if it came near Florida.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (D25PY)

374 51 retired IC leaders just published a joint statement on The Bulwark saying Chinese balloons were so common in American skies during the Trump administration that the FAA often had to re-route plane traffic.

Any comments to the contrary are Russian disinformation.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (mZBka)

375 Been Googleing if they picked up the Chinese Spy Balloon 🎈 but only getting they are working on it.
It's in 50 feet of water, it can't be that hard.

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (xhxe8)

376 The only people that believe the b.s. coming from this admin are the ones who still claim "the walls are closing in" on Trump. It's all the commies need. Dominion and The Mail will make up the difference in '24.

Posted by: Fool Otto at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (DB16e)

377 I should've brought up flight explorer on my phone and seen if they were tracking the damn thing. That would've been funny.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (Zz0t1)

378 Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop
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I don't think the nic you are responding to cares much about rational discourse.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (44KaN)

379 370 How the hell do you "overreact" to an enemy country invading your airspace?
Posted by: ... at February 06, 2023 03:55 PM (rXUz

Making the enemy country nothing but a shiny glass plate wouldn't be an overreaction.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (N39Ws)

380 Justice Department Announces Charges and New Arrest in Connection with Assassination Plot Directed from Iran
Members of Eastern European Organized Crime Group Allegedly Plotted to Murder a U.S. Citizen of Iranian Origin in New York City Who Has Publicly Opposed the Iranian Government
“The Victim in this case was targeted for exercising the rights to which every American citizen is entitled. The Victim publicized the Iranian Government's human rights abuses; discriminatory treatment of women; suppression of democratic participation and expression; and use of arbitrary imprisonment, torture, and execution,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The Department of Justice will not tolerate attempts by an authoritarian regime to undermine those protections and the rule of law upon which our democracy is based. We will not tolerate attempts by a foreign power to threaten, silence, or harm Americans. We will stop at nothing to identify, find, and bring to justice those who endanger the safety of the American people.”

Posted by: SMOD at February 06, 2023 03:57 PM (RHGPo)

381 Yea, this is true. I seem to recall a book written in the 80s called 'Amusing Ourselves to Death'. I would read it but since I'm surrounded by it, why bother.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 06, 2023 03:49 PM (sAmhv)

Neil Postman was sadly a prophet.
Also ejected from his meat suit in 2003, so he didn't get to see how right he was.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 03:57 PM (xcxpd)

382 Those balloons are very fragile, even a small hole is torn wide open by escaping gas. It will be freefalling soon no matter what you do.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:54 PM (eoQWY)
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I was picturing it whizzing around, making a "plplplplplpplplpl" noise.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 06, 2023 03:57 PM (XlE1Z)

383 I have put The Ho's chances of the Oval Office as being pretty high.

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 03:57 PM (xhxe8)

384 How the hell do you "overreact" to an enemy country invading your airspace?

In the exact same way when enemy countries dump off their human refuse to invade your country over the southern border.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 06, 2023 03:57 PM (l7lsb)

385 Been Googleing if they picked up the Chinese Spy Balloon 🎈 but only getting they are working on it.
It's in 50 feet of water, it can't be that hard.
Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (xhxe


The water is very cold, and the balloon is experiencing shrinkage.

Posted by: George Costanza at February 06, 2023 03:57 PM (FJYfm)

386

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
@RepMTG

The fence is back up around the Capitol for SOTU because Biden knows walls work on the ground.

Joe Biden is more afraid of Americans visiting their Capitol than a Chinese Spy Balloon invading our air space that could have carried God only knows what.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 06, 2023 03:57 PM (NpAcC)

387 I got some bad news about what goes on in those nursing homes when you're being cared for people who hate your guts and have no cultural connection to you.
Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 03:47 PM (MLrvz)

Make sure you are still armed, then.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:57 PM (eoQWY)

388 If the neo-nazi conspirator couple had waited a few years the Great Reset would've taken care of the power grid for them.

Posted by: Hands at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (786Ro)

389 Trump needed someone like me to be his Beria.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (CCUMH)

390 The Washington Post says the Baltimore shooter was inspired by a Neo-Nazi with orange hair and listed as living at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. Name presently withheld until arrest is complete.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (mZBka)

391 375 Been Googleing if they picked up the Chinese Spy Balloon 🎈 but only getting they are working on it.
It's in 50 feet of water, it can't be that hard.
Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (xhxe

A 7 mile debris field. And the US Navy doesn't have the tech to track the debris as it comes down?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (N39Ws)

392 Additional Four Charged in Connection with Plot to Kill Haitian PresidentToday, U.S. federal law enforcement transferred into U.S. custody four men detained in Haiti to face criminal charges in the Southern District of Florida related to their alleged involvement in the July 7, 2021, assassination of former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Posted by: SMOD at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (RHGPo)

393 369 Ron DeSantis was ready to shoot a flaming [a]gay man arrow at the balloon if it came near Florida.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:55 PM (D25PY)

Didn't you just take a shot at Trump. Ah. Both sides against the middle.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (zZu0s)

394 Those balloons are very fragile, even a small hole is torn wide open by escaping gas. It will be freefalling soon no matter what you do.
Posted by: Oldcat

freefalling with giant fabric attached to slow it down.

Also, the fabric has to be reinforced to prevent tearing. It is not like a latex balloon used for weather, it has to be much stronger than that.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (O6Dlm)

395 Helium is required for the tech industry mfg and some other mfg than used in kids balloons or dirigibles.
Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 03:54 PM (44KaN)
++++
If you happen to need neon, those Russia sanctions are going to get very, very fun for you over the next couple of years.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 03:59 PM (t0OGg)

396 I remember seeing a film after a liftoff where about 4-5 men were taken up to high altitude on the guide ropes until they fell off one by one. Never happened on a plane.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 03:49 PM (eoQWY)

Well, until Afghanistan.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 06, 2023 03:59 PM (BdMk6)

397 Why did Trump let the 3 Chinese Balloons fly over without doing or saying anything? hint pee pee Steele dossier claimed Trump's "corrupt" ties to China were "more extensive" than his ties to Moscow

So far nothing in the Steele Dossier has been disproved ... 2 of the important parts of the S.D. were that Russia actively worked to support Trump and the GOP in the 2016 elections and that Trump was highly compromised because he (and Kush-Turd) owed lots of money to Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Trump thought our military would miss hitting the target. Republicans hate our military.

Capitalism is followed closely by corruption, doesn't matter where.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at February 06, 2023 03:59 PM (JCZqz)

398
A 7 mile debris field. And the US Navy doesn't have the tech to track the debris as it comes down?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (N39Ws)



What do you think this is, the 1950's?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:59 PM (Zz0t1)

399 The PRC was just trying help us by seeing if Trump was hiding TS Documents in our Missile Silos in Montana and N. Dakota.

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at February 06, 2023 03:59 PM (IOY84)

400 Also not discussed, was a missile really the only option?
Do we have no machine gun capabilities for high altitude planes? From the video it looked like they hit right at the ballast point and separated the cables from the balloon, leaving the instruments to free fall. I would have much preferred a couple holes in the balloon so it could drift down.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (O6Dlm)

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This is why we need F-22s with the Crossbow attachment.

Posted by: ShainS -- I'm a Freeborn Man of the USA at February 06, 2023 03:59 PM (hASXU)

401 A 7 mile debris field. And the US Navy doesn't have the tech to track the debris as it comes down?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (N39Ws)

Should have called Abby and McGee at NCIS. Bet they could have done it. With plenty of keyboard clicks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wanting to Hang Out with Tom Bombadil at February 06, 2023 04:00 PM (xPJvm)

402 When I was in the AF, working a night shift in the AOC, I did a back of the envelope calculation as to how long it would take to liquidate the key leadership in the Pentagon.

About 2 weeks.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 06, 2023 04:00 PM (CCUMH)

403 'Trump': House Rules Committee Breaks Out Into Laughter Over Maxine Watters Retort

At a House Rules Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) spoke about a resolution on socialism.

Posted by: SMOD at February 06, 2023 04:00 PM (RHGPo)

404 Why did Trump let the 3 Chinese Balloons fly over without doing or saying anything? hint pee pee Steele dossier claimed Trump's "corrupt" ties to China were "more extensive" than his ties to Moscow ...
Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at February 06, 2023 03:59 PM (JCZqz)
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Now that shit's funny right there. Trump was the first China hawk in decades, and did real damage to Red China. And the Steele Dossier, to boot. Oy vey. I couldn't write a better statement as parody.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 04:00 PM (t0OGg)

405 I think the balloon was part of a Man in the Middle attack.

A man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack is a type of cyberattack in which communications between two parties is intercepted, often to steal login credentials or personal information, spy on victims, sabotage communications, or corrupt data.

his was done to get information from cell towers on U.S. military personnel. They weren't after nuke codes or other things. They want to spy on U.S. military personnel.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 06, 2023 04:01 PM (lf83v)

406 Nothing in the Steele dossier was proven true. Not one bit.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 04:01 PM (Zz0t1)

407 It used to be that attacking a nation's embassy was an act of war. cf: Boxer Rebellion.

Or the seizing of American shipping. cf: Mayquez Incident.

Then came Tehran, thanks Jimmy you useless piece of peanut brittle. Then came Iran seizing a small American warship and Gaylord did nothing, thanks a lot you duplicitous traitorous gigolo Jean Francois Cary.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 04:01 PM (dCQ+C)

408 Me draggie barrs over lound eye flace!

Posted by: CCP at February 06, 2023 04:01 PM (y/a4v)

409 "Nothing in the Steele dossier was proven true. Not one bit."

But it had "all the hallmarks..."

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 06, 2023 04:02 PM (jTmQV)

410 If you happen to need neon, those Russia sanctions are going to get very, very fun for you over the next couple of years.
Posted by: Joe Mannix
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Along with scandium and various other strategic minerals. Essentially, we have a stupid and foolish elite ruling the US since the Cold War ended.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 04:02 PM (44KaN)

411 don't talk to an NPC who hasn't upgraded their brainwave since 2016

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 04:02 PM (MLrvz)

412 and that Trump was highly compromised because he (and Kush-Turd) owed lots of money


It took me a moment to realize Kush-Turd was a slam at Jared. At first I thought it was one of those former Soviet republics in Central Asia.

Posted by: Hands at February 06, 2023 04:02 PM (786Ro)

413 Still standing by for the break-a-nail update.

Posted by: Louis Renault at February 06, 2023 04:02 PM (9wcI9)

414 All of his 81 million believe this.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at February 06, 2023 04:02 PM (KiBMU)

415 I literally LOL'ed at the "poignantly" in the Bill Kristol description!

Posted by: Baldy at February 06, 2023 04:02 PM (8u+k4)

416 A 7 mile debris field. And the US Navy doesn't have the tech to track the debris as it comes down?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (N39Ws)


What do you think this is, the 1950's?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 06, 2023 03:59 PM (Zz0t1)

If only we had some sort of underwater craft, that could manipulate things underwater, like putting explosives on a gas pipleline.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 04:02 PM (eoQWY)

417 It had all the hallmarks of a tabloid hit piece.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 04:03 PM (dCQ+C)

418 On top of this balloons have always been here bullshit, this neo nazi snag in Baltimore THE DAY BEFORE THE STATE OF THE UNION reeks of desperation.

They already had the script written just needed to make an arrest. Gtfo here. Ill be proven right if Joe mentions it tomorrow night.

This country is beyond dead and rotting.

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 06, 2023 04:03 PM (NaeLK)

419 If you happen to need neon, those Russia sanctions are going to get very, very fun for you over the next couple of years.
Posted by: Joe Mannix



Nah we're good. Hellish red lights are next great thing.

Posted by: THE GRAMMY AWARDS at February 06, 2023 04:03 PM (786Ro)

420 This is why we need F-22s with the Crossbow attachment.
Posted by: ShainS

You would.
Everyone knows a long bow is the superior air defense weapon

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 04:04 PM (O6Dlm)

421 imagine having the ability to think freely

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 04:04 PM (MLrvz)

422 his was done to get information from cell towers on U.S. military personnel. They weren't after nuke codes or other things. They want to spy on U.S. military personnel.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 06, 2023 04:01 PM (lf83v)

Bah. They can get that shit from their moles in the government. Half have to be on the take.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 04:04 PM (eoQWY)

423 but, Mueller didn't exonerate Drumpf!!! *raspberry*

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 04:04 PM (3byMq)

424 I was willing to catapult illegals at it to bring it down. Those that missed would have ended up in Canada.


Win-win.

Posted by: Ripley at February 06, 2023 04:04 PM (cUYo/)

425 Remember the US Navy had to contract out to recover that F-18 Super Hornet that went into the China Sea. Just so Beijing couldn't get it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 04:04 PM (dCQ+C)

426 Should have called Abby and McGee at NCIS. Bet they could have done it. With plenty of keyboard clicks.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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Both of them work for Chicom front companies now. Hunter set them up.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 04:04 PM (44KaN)

427 Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop
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I don't think the nic you are responding to cares much about rational discourse.
Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 03:56 PM (44KaN)


True, but the stupidity of the comment aggravated me.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (pJWtt)

428 NewNeo has a link up on a 4 part review of the Democrats Propaganda Ministry and all the actors making up Russian Collusion. It's a good review but long.

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (xhxe8)

429 But it had "all the hallmarks..."
Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 06, 2023 04:02 PM (jTmQV)

...of shit a brain dead leftist wants to believe.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (UuD2k)

430 "Chinese totes needed to fly a spy balloon over Malmstrom AFB because nobody knew those silos had been there since the early 1960's."

maybe they found a more efficient way to drop the next new virus on USA ... or maybe just showing US they own Biden.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (Cus5s)

431 When that blithering idiot "Antony" Blinken, he of the missing "H", visits Beijing he can crawl the last half mile on his knees to visit me, sucking soldiers dicks. That's the punishment for shooting down my kid's birthday balloon.

Posted by: Chairman Xi at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (mZBka)

432 There is a grim sadness to all of this that can be summed up in a saying that goes back to the times of the Hittites:
When leaders lie, soldiers die.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (anj39)

433 While I had the tv on this morning I saw 2 and maybe more of the "51 intelligence experts" bloviate about the balloon situation.
I guess no one told them no one believes them anymore.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (jTmQV)

434 that nonsense is like the liberal complaining about stochastic terrorism as she burns down a wendy's while doing a victory lap that rand paul was assaulted by his neighbor.

it's not even worth mocking at this point. you're fucking insane. stop it. get help. stop touching kids.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (MLrvz)

435 If only we had some sort of underwater craft, that could manipulate things underwater, like putting explosives on a gas pipleline.

Posted by: Oldcat

It was the Poles!

Why does anyone think joetato would have approved such a plan? He couldn't even gather up the balls to shoot down the balloon when iit was needed.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (O6Dlm)

436 Since I'm late to the thread, ways you know this happened before was a lie.

You could see the dang balloon standing on the ground in the US. There's NO WAY balloons would have traversed CONUS over a full week (which this one took) and NO ONE NOTICED.

There's lying, and then there's believable lying...this one fails the latter...

Posted by: Nova Local at February 06, 2023 04:06 PM (exHjb)

437 Ya wanna clean out the Executive Branch and return authority to the states? Install Kamala. She can’t suck enough to retain staff. Tip the waitress.

Posted by: Holy Crap at February 06, 2023 04:06 PM (9wcI9)

438 393 369 Ron DeSantis was ready to shoot a flaming [a]gay man arrow at the balloon if it came near Florida.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 03:55 PM (D25PY)

Didn't you just take a shot at Trump. Ah. Both sides against the middle.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 06, 2023 03:58 PM (zZu0s)

Masks falling off all over, I guess

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at February 06, 2023 04:07 PM (XvPQV)

439 306 Prior to that, they had no idea it existed.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 03:43 PM (mZBka)

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See my response above. If the DoD didn't know it existed, we should all be shit-scared because the highly advanced radars we use to detect incoming objects either don't fucking work or the people manning them are incompetent.

My money is on "they knew and weren't going to tell anyone until some pesky airline pax saw the fucking thing"

Posted by: ballistic at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (oXNqT)


I'll make the same bet.

Posted by: Gref at February 06, 2023 04:07 PM (AMIL/)

440 Why does anyone think joetato would have approved such a plan? He couldn't even gather up the balls to shoot down the balloon when iit was needed.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 04:05 PM (O6Dlm)

One or two of our actual governments got the operation done in cooperation with each other or allies. Other parts of our government were at least neutral.

Joe was at least told it was going to happen, since he was one of several who hinted that the pipeline would soon be gone before it blew up.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 04:07 PM (eoQWY)

441 Jim Jordan Puts A Dozen Intel Veterans On Notice Over Hunter Biden Laptop Letter

The heats being turned up. They're on notice now.

LOLGF

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (D25PY)

442 401 A 7 mile debris field. And the US Navy doesn't have the tech to track the debris as it comes down?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed
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Today's military and political leaders don't want to know what the Chicoms did as it would cause them to lose face.

Essentially, everything is an intel op and a lot of intel ops today have politics as its driving force--not national security as such.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (44KaN)

443 If Cobra Dane at Ie Shima missed the balloon, Houston we got a problem.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (dCQ+C)

444 Nah we're good. Hellish red lights are next great thing.
Posted by: THE GRAMMY AWARDS at February 06, 2023 04:03 PM (786Ro)
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LOL. You guys might not need it, but a bunch of industrial outfits - you know, the people who make the stuff you use, including computer chips - do...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (t0OGg)

445 We are at war it looks like.
I read that is one reason they were able to use War acts/policies to lock us down etc.

Biological war.

Posted by: artisanal ette at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (9qHsE)

446 Waiting for Cavuto to side step and ask Panetta if he's going to apologize for being part of the 'had all the hallmarks...' former IC officers.


HAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (3byMq)

447 441 Jim Jordan Puts A Dozen Intel Veterans On Notice Over Hunter Biden Laptop Letter

The heats being turned up. They're on notice now.

LOLGF
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (D25PY)

========

He's gonna yell at them for the cameras in a few months! Be warned!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, watching some Best Pictures at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (LvTSG)

448 436 Since I'm late to the thread, ways you know this happened before was a lie.

You could see the dang balloon standing on the ground in the US. There's NO WAY balloons would have traversed CONUS over a full week (which this one took) and NO ONE NOTICED.
Posted by: Nova Local at February 06, 2023 04:06 PM

It's not like we have old school aerial observers out anymore...I'm sure most detection is done via radar...which I have to assume a big-ass balloon would register on. Maybe pilots would report it, too, to ATC, which would make its way to the NSA.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (JCZqz)

449 My money is on "they knew and weren't going to tell anyone until some pesky airline pax saw the fucking thing"

Posted by: ballistic at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (oXNqT)

Choosing the most cowardly and stupid option is the safe bet with these clowns.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (eoQWY)

450 "There's NO WAY balloons would have traversed CONUS over a full week (which this one took) and NO ONE NOTICED."

I've spotted a balloon going over ... had my zoom lens to figure out what it was ... could tell it was a weather (type) balloon. Could probably now tell if it was a China spy balloon (though might have spotted those big black panels this one had).

Posted by: illiniwek at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (Cus5s)

451 I'm not sure how Kristol or Boot can live with themselves, knowing what sellouts they are. I hope they don't have any straight razors in their apartment.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (lTGtQ)

452 The easiest way to know the reports that China flew drones over the US under Trump and he did nothing is that one of the first to report this news was Natasha Bertand, one of the chief Russia collusion liars.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (ZLI7S)

453 These PLA balloon overflights are using their latest quantum magnetometers in magnetic anomaly detectors (MADs) to create a magnetic map of the earth, particularly the United States. This allows them to create GPS accuracy inertial guidance systems for weapons which function in the absence of GPS - i.e. after the U.S. shuts off GPS during the next world war.

Every advanced military in the world is working on this GPS substitution technology - including us, but only the PLA is actively magnetically mapping the earth. The magnetic maps allow them to correct the terminal flight of smart weapons operating without GPS.

The PLA are using balloons for this mapping because vibrating metal on aircraft introduces unacceptable errors into the MAD signals. these new quantum magnetometers are several orders of magnitude more sensitive than anything used previously, but not able to produce sufficient resolution from a satellite due to the Van Allen radiation belt.

The Chinese have only had functional quantum-enhanced rubidium atomic magnetometers for about two years, so these PLA balloon overflights did not occur during the Trump Administration.

Posted by: 10x25mm at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (93YPk)

454 Next Jim Jordan will put them on double secret probation?

Do something besides grand stand Jimmy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (dCQ+C)

455 Ya wanna clean out the Executive Branch and return authority to the states? Install Kamala. She can’t suck enough to retain staff. Tip the waitress.
Posted by: Holy Crap at February 06, 2023 04:06 PM (9wcI9)
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Kamala is a much better candidate than I first realized

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (mZBka)

456 I can't even keep up with the multiple lies and incompetence.

Posted by: Inspector kemp at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (+DS2f)

457 The balloons were already here under Trump. Just like inflation. And the border crisis. And supply chain issues. Its just that we never noticed them before because Trump hid everything when he wasn't busy oppressing blacks ans Jews.


Posted by: Ripley at February 06, 2023 04:10 PM (cUYo/)

458 The easiest way to know the reports that China flew drones over the US under Trump and he did nothing is that one of the first to report this news was Natasha Bertand, one of the chief Russia collusion liars truth-tellers.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (ZLI7S)
++++
FIFY

Posted by: DU poster at February 06, 2023 04:10 PM (t0OGg)

459 MAE and Aetius,

The nic has been doing this for some time.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 04:10 PM (44KaN)

460 Let me guess: One half the couple was an FBI informant who gave the other half an FBI-authored "Plan On How to Destroy Baltimore."
Posted by: Zek at February 06, 2023 03:50 PM (5FPX4)

what was the plan? get elected and keep doing the same thing as they are now?

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 06, 2023 04:10 PM (Mkvkw)

461 Nude Mouse

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 06, 2023 04:10 PM (yQpMk)

462 Dim-crats are all about the optics.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 04:10 PM (dCQ+C)

463 @383 "383 I have put The Ho's chances of the Oval Office as being pretty high. --Skip."

May God protect us. Even though Shambling Joe has the instincts and intellect of cottage cheese, some of our adversaries might still have a some reservations about full on adventurism against the US, given the veneer of gravitas from such a long tenure in the Senate, and Biden just being of a certain generation.

But our adversaries, being the full-on racists and misogynists that America haters project onto America, would undoubtedly have zero respect for our Historic First VP from Day One, precisely because of her First Historic-ness. We'd be immediately tested, everywhere and hard. And I could only see KH failing to grasp the situation, issuing nonsensical, dithering and contradictory orders, blaming her staff while fleets or cities disappeared in smoke. A clusterf*ck of nation-destroying potential.

Posted by: Zek at February 06, 2023 04:11 PM (5FPX4)

464 Joe was at least told it was going to happen, since he was one of several who hinted that the pipeline would soon be gone before it blew up.
Posted by: Oldcat

Joe says a lot of things and likes threats, but he has no balls and I really doubt he would have approved. He only said that because it was discussed and he was being a bully.

The Poles, however. The only thing they hate worse than the Germans are the Russians. This was vital to their security, and it was right in their back yard. And they have balls.

How many nordstream pipe lines will go around our territory? Zero.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 04:11 PM (O6Dlm)

465 If Cobra Dane at Ie Shima missed the balloon, Houston we got a problem.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 06, 2023 04:08 PM (dCQ+C)


This.
Among other things.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 06, 2023 04:11 PM (anj39)

466 I'm not sure how Kristol or Boot can live with themselves, knowing what sellouts they are. I hope they don't have any straight razors in their apartment.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (lTGtQ)

There is not an ass they won't kiss or cock they won't suck for grifter money. No shame fucking pigs.

Posted by: CCP at February 06, 2023 04:11 PM (y/a4v)

467 "Trump did it too!"

Love the kindergartner-style defense of these imbeciles.

Posted by: Halfhand at February 06, 2023 04:11 PM (vJSFc)

468 Now we know who would win in a kite war against Chyyynah.

Posted by: Hairpin Corner Concrete Truck Collision Take Me Now at February 06, 2023 04:12 PM (HN+UP)

469 Every advanced military in the world is working on this GPS substitution technology - including us, but only the PLA is actively magnetically mapping the earth. The magnetic maps allow them to correct the terminal flight of smart weapons operating without GPS.

------------------------------

Seems like a countermeasure is scattering some big ass magnets around the area and move them about randomly.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 04:12 PM (eoQWY)

470 I'm not sure how Kristol or Boot can live with themselves, knowing what sellouts they are. I hope they don't have any straight razors in their apartment.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 06, 2023 04:09 PM (lTGtQ)


That's some funny $h!t right there. That assumes those two clowns possess a sense of honor.

I'm pretty sure, as long as the check clears, they will same anything that they're paid to say.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 06, 2023 04:12 PM (pJWtt)

471 See my response above. If the DoD didn't know it existed, we should all be shit-scared because the highly advanced radars we use to detect incoming objects either don't fucking work or the people manning them are incompetent.

My money is on "they knew and weren't going to tell anyone until some pesky airline pax saw the fucking thing"

Posted by: ballistic at February 06, 2023 03:46 PM (oXNqT)
========================
When the DoD was first asked this very question they said the balloon was made using a very stealthy coating.

The only public evidence available that I have seen suggests the Billings man was first to see it, and the DoD was totally defensive in their early responses.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 04:13 PM (mZBka)

472 Jim Jordan (bsytg) is going to lower the boom, folks.
TwoWeeks of tick-tock. Toss in MTG and we've got ourselves a major misunderstanding of criminality with receipts versus "we're going to investigate..." like right meow!

Also, remember that they announce they're going to investigate. Just fucking do it, useless punks.

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 04:13 PM (3byMq)

473 democrat president failure trial balloons

1. it's racist to shoot down the balloon
2. it's a good balloon
3. we're not sure it's a balloon
4. the military said not to shoot down the balloon
5. It's impossible to shoot down the balloon
6. we shot down the ballooon, ooowwwahhh, we're big boys.
7. you know, trump had many balloons.
8. actually trump was so bad, the military didn't even want to tell him about the balloon.
9. no, trump was so bad that the balloons didn't even go over american airspace.
10. hey, there's a white supremacist

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 04:13 PM (MLrvz)

474 True, but the stupidity of the comment aggravated me.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop
--------
Some want attention even it if is negative. I aggravate a few nics here myself but not intentionally as some do. Plus, I am not interested in all subjects or don't feel like posting all the time.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 04:14 PM (44KaN)

475 The Poles, however. The only thing they hate worse than the Germans are the Russians. This was vital to their security, and it was right in their back yard. And they have balls.

How many nordstream pipe lines will go around our territory? Zero.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 06, 2023 04:11 PM (O6Dlm)

We had a naval task force parked right over it when the charges were placed. If the Poles were the frogmen, we were the boatmen for them.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 04:14 PM (eoQWY)

476 When the DoD was first asked this very question they said the balloon was made using a very stealthy coating.

The only public evidence available that I have seen suggests the Billings man was first to see it, and the DoD was totally defensive in their early responses.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 04:13 PM (mZBka)

Sure, dood. You coat a balloon with much of anything and it stays flat on the ground.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 04:14 PM (eoQWY)

477 The PLA are using balloons for this mapping because vibrating metal on aircraft introduces unacceptable errors into the MAD signals. these new quantum magnetometers are several orders of magnitude more sensitive than anything used previously, but not able to produce sufficient resolution from a satellite due to the Van Allen radiation belt.

The Chinese have only had functional quantum-enhanced rubidium atomic magnetometers for about two years, so these PLA balloon overflights did not occur during the Trump Administration.
Posted by: 10x25mm
---------
Ahhh, that makes sense. Thanks for the post.

Posted by: whig at February 06, 2023 04:15 PM (44KaN)

478 Anyone else experiencing full reloads of pages but, as if there's a closing /html tag or something missing so the browser keeps waiting and you have to cancel?

I think this is some nefarious 'centered' thing. Best we can do is centered + the dark box highlighting to make matters best, er more convoluted as to what is missing, but clearly a body or html closure is missing on this thread.

Posted by: micky at February 06, 2023 04:17 PM (3byMq)

479 But our adversaries, being the full-on racists and misogynists that America haters project onto America, would undoubtedly have zero respect for our Historic First VP from Day One, precisely because of her First Historic-ness. We'd be immediately tested, everywhere and hard. And I could only see KH failing to grasp the situation, issuing nonsensical, dithering and contradictory orders, blaming her staff while fleets or cities disappeared in smoke. A clusterf*ck of nation-destroying potential.
Posted by: Zek at February 06, 2023 04:11 PM (5FPX4)

Kamala's main defect, from their point of view is that she is *less* dependent on them physically and not necessarily smart enough to go along if the wrong person gets her ear. Plenty of 'powers behind the throne' have lost their position due to someone else getting control of the puppet and having them removed/executed.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 04:17 PM (eoQWY)

480 When is Biden going to get around to blowing up China's surveillance applications on our phones?

Posted by: JamesTCarville at February 06, 2023 04:18 PM (k609R)

481 Donald Trump plugged the toilet in the Executive Residence at the White House and hid it from the staff for two weeks.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 06, 2023 04:18 PM (Jg7EG)

482 You could see the dang balloon standing on the ground in the US. There's NO WAY balloons would have traversed CONUS over a full week (which this one took) and NO ONE NOTICED.

There's lying, and then there's believable lying...this one fails the latter...


That's my position too. The balloon was easily visible to people on the ground as long as there weren't clouds in the way. So they're lying about there having been multiple balloons during the Trump administration.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 06, 2023 04:18 PM (ZGrMX)

483 "democrat president failure trial balloons
...

Posted by: sockamster"



Chinese spy balloons are actually good for you and quite common in Europe.

Posted by: Ripley at February 06, 2023 04:18 PM (cUYo/)

484 sure, I can believe no one saw the balloon because it's up in the air and whatever. I can also believe some people saw it and didn't know it was a chicom balloon.

whatever. at some point could we have an adult guide the biden regime and the gheyboi, dogsuit deepstate on how to act when these things do happen?

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 04:20 PM (MLrvz)

485 That's my position too. The balloon was easily visible to people on the ground as long as there weren't clouds in the way. So they're lying about there having been multiple balloons during the Trump administration.
Posted by: Ian S. at February 06, 2023 04:18 PM (ZGrMX)

one of the famous UFO incidents, where a pilot was sent to pursue a UFO in a Mustang and crashed, was because an airbase nearby was launching secret Skyhook balloons and people saw them. Pilot had no oxygen, blacked out and crashed.

Even though explained totally on both ends, UFO books bring this up as unexplained for many decades later, probably still do.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 06, 2023 04:22 PM (eoQWY)

486 Chinese spy balloons are actually good for you and quite common in Europe.

//

we successfully drone striked the balloon.

1 day later: it turns out we killed a family of 7

7 days later: the Army's chief dogcostume groomer stands by the intel that led to the attack...

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 04:22 PM (MLrvz)

487 Oh, yeah? Well, Trump had a son who smoked crack, knocked up a stripper and had a laptop with all of his corrupt acts on it.

NYAH!

Posted by: DNC at February 06, 2023 04:22 PM (lf83v)

488 nood, fwiw.

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 04:24 PM (MLrvz)

489
Oh, no!

Our Chinese Bought and Paid For Generals were unhappy with Our Chinese Bought and Paid for President, because -

Our Chinese Bought and Paid for President wanted the Chinese Espionage Balloon shot down after it had traversed the country and gathered all of it's intel and Our Chinese Bought and Paid For Generals didn't want it shot down at all!

Will no one think of the Chinese Children!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 06, 2023 04:24 PM (KLPy8)

490 right, democrat president failure trial balloons, the Weissmann:

"actually, it turns out that trump had many balloons that were only detected after his presidency when we went through it with a fine tooth comb using a Binger enhancement technique. We believe this shows a felony could've possibly been committed by not detecting this and we're empaneling a special counsel and a grand jury in downtown Seattle composed of pink haired, top-surgery mentats."

Posted by: sockamster, Doctor at blogothopy at February 06, 2023 04:27 PM (MLrvz)

491 >>>But really it's because they're liberal f*****s and they wanted money.

How about Fascist prostitutes where no job is to cheap?

Posted by: mikethemoose at February 06, 2023 04:28 PM (T/vhV)

492 his was done to get information from cell towers on U.S. military personnel. They weren't after nuke codes or other things. They want to spy on U.S. military personnel.
==
after they invade, they'll need to know where the mil types live, and all their known associates/relatives. So they won't go all wolverines 'n shit.

Posted by: Now it all makes perfect sense at February 06, 2023 04:37 PM (ultf+)

493 When the DoD was first asked this very question they said the balloon was made using a very stealthy coating.

The only public evidence available that I have seen suggests the Billings man was first to see it, and the DoD was totally defensive in their early responses.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 06, 2023 04:13 PM (mZBka)
---

The balloon itself might have been some ancient chinese secret, but the goldola under it and the giant solar arrays sticking out of it have the radar cross-section of a 747 viewed from the side.

No way we didn't know.

Posted by: ballistic at February 06, 2023 04:40 PM (oXNqT)

494 It moved to slowly to be picked up. The computer software filtered it out because it wasn't acting like a plane. They had to put that in there, otherwise, all the UFO traffic would make it impossible to deny aliens.

Posted by: Agent Scully at February 06, 2023 04:46 PM (2r7Bo)

495 Hmmm, believe Grennell and Pompeo, or Gateway Pundit

Posted by: JayInAmes at February 06, 2023 04:54 PM (yGu6h)

496 How do you discover that a balloon came and went without being detected. Does it leave a wake or what?

Posted by: Javems at February 06, 2023 04:57 PM (AmoqO)

497 the Billings man was first to see it

Out of The Western Sky...
able to see stealth balloons at a single bound, he's...
Billings Man!

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 06, 2023 05:08 PM (jYCXf)

498 496 How do you discover that a balloon came and went without being detected. Does it leave a wake or what?

You just determine the details of the kind of Trump smear you need, write up the story and feed it to the NYT, WAPO and the alphabets! What's so hard about that?!

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499 Can doubt anything the Brandon-Obama posse vomits?

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