Noted Idiot Says Something Stupid


Look how many retweets he gets from his cult servitors.

Posted by: Ace at 11:43 AM




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1 It's all our fault!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 11:44 AM (0G1TT)

2 st?

Posted by: johnd01 at August 24, 2016 11:45 AM (ukNFU)

3 I denounce myself for making my leaders lie to me!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 11:45 AM (0G1TT)

4 Darn!

Posted by: johnd01 at August 24, 2016 11:45 AM (ukNFU)

5 That is not how it works

Honey you forced me to lie to you

Posted by: tmitsss at August 24, 2016 11:45 AM (ZYgGF)

6 who needs to be forced?

Posted by: Hillary! at August 24, 2016 11:45 AM (/CIN4)

7 I wonder if Kneel mean lying about things like Global Warming.

Posted by: johnd01 at August 24, 2016 11:46 AM (ukNFU)

8 Forced? like Bill with an intern?

Posted by: Hillary! at August 24, 2016 11:46 AM (/CIN4)

9 That's retarded, sir.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at August 24, 2016 11:46 AM (zhxIU)

10 There is no way not to sound like a douchebag when you start a sentence with "my sense is that...". Try it.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 11:46 AM (0G1TT)

11 Yeah, and banks unwittingly force me to rob them by keeping cash on hand.

Posted by: Willie Sutton at August 24, 2016 11:46 AM (Fapgt)

12 Yeah I love when my Politicians like to me. My Wife, Kids, Friends, and Patients also.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 11:46 AM (zp+j1)

13 What if a Republican is "forced to lie",is that okay?

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2016 11:46 AM (fA75F)

14 one of the major problems with the latest Ice Age movies is that NdGT makes a not-small cameo appearance.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 24, 2016 11:47 AM (GDulk)

15 I'm sorry, everyone. It was me. I've been holding a gun to Hillary's head all these years, forcing her to lie. I deserve to burn in hell for it.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 24, 2016 11:47 AM (vg8iE)

16 'Does my behind look fat in these pants"?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 11:47 AM (zp+j1)

17 Corgi's summoned.

Posted by: johnd01 at August 24, 2016 11:47 AM (ukNFU)

18 Look at all those "likes" and "re Tweets" though!

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2016 11:47 AM (fA75F)

19 What the hell does that even mean?

Posted by: donna at August 24, 2016 11:47 AM (O2RFr)

20 that's like saying I'm forced to masturbate.

well sometimes i guess i have to force myself....


nevermind

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 24, 2016 11:47 AM (/CIN4)

21 I hate it when I make someone rape me.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at August 24, 2016 11:48 AM (nQHw/)

22
Neil deGrasse Tyson....



The American Clock Boy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 24, 2016 11:48 AM (kdS6q)

23 Noted Idiot Says Something Stupid




What'd I say now?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2016 11:48 AM (19RKp)

24 Does this mean we're not going to keep fighting the Thirty Years War from the other thread?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2016 11:48 AM (mgbwf)

25 When will we stop disappointing Obama?

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 24, 2016 11:48 AM (77emZ)

26 The dude is still short a few chicken nuggets ain't he?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2016 11:48 AM (NKXpn)

27 'Does my behind look fat in these pants"?

Go to WZ and see someone in who that statement is true...

Posted by: donna at August 24, 2016 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

28 We're actually just not worthy of Empress Hillary, damn us all

Posted by: brak at August 24, 2016 11:49 AM (MJuTN)

29 *double facepalm*

Sad, really.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 24, 2016 11:49 AM (Z8DIA)

30 My sense is that we don't think enough about we collectively and unwittingly force fast food restaurants to add bacon.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 11:49 AM (0G1TT)

31 So Neil, have you stopped forcing your chicken to abuse you?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2016 11:50 AM (NKXpn)

32 maybe this is the excuse the molesters - i mean talent at Fox should be using as a defense

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 24, 2016 11:50 AM (/CIN4)

33 MY sense is that we women don't think enough about how much we collectively, yet unwittingly, force men to rape us.

See how dumb you sound Neil when put in a diff context?

Sexually loving science tool.

Posted by: LizLem at August 24, 2016 11:50 AM (hvf9s)

34 Hillary, I DEMAND you do NOT tell me about selling out the State Dept. And DO NOT tell me about your email exchanges. [Also, thank you so much for that explanation about the attack on the Benghazi embassy due to that darned video]

Posted by: Sphynx at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (OZmbA)

35 So am I to gather he means Hillary? Because you know she wouldn't "lie" to us if we didn't make her...

Posted by: donna at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (O2RFr)

36 I'm thinking he has these "original" "thoughts" every time he fires up a bowl of wacky weed.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (RD7QR)

37 I'm waiting for the edict that when commoners pass a politician in the street, the commoner has to remove his cap and tug his forelock!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (wCEn4)

38 MY sense is that we women don't think enough about how much we collectively, yet unwittingly, force men to rape us.

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EXACTLY!!!!!!

Posted by: Bill Clinton at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (/CIN4)

39 My sense is that we don't think enough about how much we collectively, yet unwittingly, force Neil deGrasse Tyson to talk down to us.

Posted by: Cantankerous at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (326rv)

40 When Twitter collapses where will Neil DeGrasse find people in large numbers dumb enough to keep him in Latte's?

Posted by: MTF at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (LISuA)

41 Dangit SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN beat me to it at #21.

Posted by: LizLem at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (hvf9s)

42 My sense is that we don't think enough about how we collectively and unwittingly force cartoon characters to engage in wacky behavior.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (0G1TT)

43 One would sort of expect that from a person who thinks that people "think" collectively.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (oqkO3)

44 Neil deGrasse Tyson told me to bark like a dog. Arf! Arf! Arf!

Posted by: Cracked Head Hillary at August 24, 2016 11:51 AM (2Mnv1)

45 American University of Afghanistan reportedly under attack

????

Makes The American University in Beirut seem secure?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 11:52 AM (zp+j1)

46 So the left is back to victim shaming again, eh?

Posted by: brian at August 24, 2016 11:52 AM (yN+Hh)

47 Nobody is "forcing" them to lie. They may feel they have to lie to get elected or to achieve their political objectives, but it is their choice whether to do so or not.

Posted by: RM at August 24, 2016 11:52 AM (U3LtS)

48 The dude is still short a few chicken nuggets ain't he?

Posted by: Anna Puma


Dude's ordering a Whopper at Chick-fil-A.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 24, 2016 11:52 AM (9krrF)

49 "Collectively"


Uh, no.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2016 11:52 AM (NOIQH)

50 Not surprising, given that NDT and his ilk are the types that believe in collective guilt.

Posted by: Scott M at August 24, 2016 11:52 AM (AdBfq)

51 43 One would sort of expect that from a person who thinks that people "think" collectively.

They don't? I mean how else were we stuck with the cult of obama?

Posted by: donna at August 24, 2016 11:52 AM (O2RFr)

52 We have failed Them.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at August 24, 2016 11:53 AM (evdj2)

53 Affirmative Action hire.

Posted by: jagamo at August 24, 2016 11:53 AM (AW7+T)

54 Is there life on Neil DeGrasse Tyson?

Evidence from Twitter suggests the answer is...we're not sure.

Posted by: Carl Sagan at August 24, 2016 11:53 AM (nd1zx)

55 Dude's ordering a Whopper at Chick-fil-A.

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more like ordering a happy meal at Hardware Hank

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 24, 2016 11:53 AM (/CIN4)

56 My sense is that we don't think enough about how we collectively and unwittingly force the chicken to cross the road.

Posted by: Neil Degrass Tyson Chicken at August 24, 2016 11:53 AM (hvf9s)

57 My sense is that we don't think enough about how Winona has collectively and unwittingly forced me to write demented Dutch poetry.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 11:53 AM (0G1TT)

58 I'm waiting for the edict that when commoners pass a politician in the street, the commoner has to remove his cap and tug his forelock!



Is that what we're calling it this week? Forelock?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2016 11:54 AM (19RKp)

59 If politicians are rewarded with votes for lying, they're gonna lie. Friedman talked about this quite a bit.

Are you guys saying politicians getting away with lying is not the fault of the electorate?

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 24, 2016 11:54 AM (Ql/gh)

60 Yeah, donna, that's my take on it.
We make her lie to us because we might misunderstand all the wonderful things she is doing for us otherwise.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 24, 2016 11:54 AM (Z8DIA)

61 The MSM forces them to lie because they would go all cray-cray on a politician who attempts to speak the truth.

See: Trump when he first started talking about immigration.

OMG they were flabbergasted that someone would not speak within the narrow space that had be designated as "safe", with everything outside of it deemed "raaaacist".

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2016 11:54 AM (NOIQH)

62 Dude's ordering a Whopper at Chick-fil-A.

On a Sunday

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 11:54 AM (zp+j1)

63 The bitches forced me to divorce and/or execute them.

Posted by: Henry VIII Rex at August 24, 2016 11:54 AM (326rv)

64 His Tweets remind me of the Jack Handy quotes from the old SNL.

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2016 11:55 AM (fA75F)

65 Neil DeGrasse Tyson?? Neil, get your ass back to the Hive and plug in!

Posted by: Hive Mind Matrix at August 24, 2016 11:55 AM (OZmbA)

66 Except for Trump, who lies freely all the time because he is a closet democrat and will push for amnesty any chance he gets, and is probably an alcoholic too even though he says he doesn't drink (also a lie.) Plus his attacks on Hillary's health is sexist.

Trump is the most dangerous candidate in history and must be stopped.

That said, I do not support Hillary for President and am a principled conservative.

Posted by: Proud #NeverTrumper and Cuckservative Wearing a Onesie Suit at August 24, 2016 11:55 AM (1kyhp)

67 Hillary Clinton is a congenital liar, but see, it's our fault. We collectively made her do it. Got it.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 24, 2016 11:55 AM (+FSld)

68 My sense is we don't think enough about how the spinning earth forces us to walk around instead of fly.

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at August 24, 2016 11:55 AM (LISuA)

69 "My sense is that we don't think enough about how much we collectively, yet unwittingly, force politicians to lie to us."

So what NDT is saying here is that Climate Change is a scam?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at August 24, 2016 11:55 AM (wrS2o)

70 My sense is that we don't think enough about how we collectively, yet unwittingly, force politicians to do whatever is profitable and lie when we catch them.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 24, 2016 11:55 AM (RD7QR)

71 >>Are you guys saying politicians getting away with lying is not the fault of the electorate?


I blame the FBI and DoJ for Hillary getting away with lying.
Could add the MSM as an enabler.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2016 11:55 AM (NOIQH)

72 Classic. When a republican does it, it's a character flaw. But man the system sure does corrupt good honest democrats, sadly.

Posted by: major major major major at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (sBCJF)

73 Dammit, honey, you know I love you, but you just force me to hit you across the mouth when you start talking.

Yeah, though that spiel sounded familiar; not acceptable in either case, Mr. Tyson.

Posted by: Wife beater at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (7Tv3u)

74 Trouble is Neil, you have no sense...

Posted by: donna at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (O2RFr)

75 Are you guys saying politicians getting away with lying is not the fault of the electorate?



Fault of the courts.
Not being able to shoot them for lying is the fault of the courts.
Used to, "He needed killin' yer honor" USED TO be a valid defense.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (19RKp)

76
Hey, don't look at me. I didn't say nuthin'.

Posted by: Colin Powell at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (xxSK3)

77 American University of Afghanistan reportedly under attack

????

Makes The American University in Beirut seem secure?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 11:52 AM (zp+j1)


"Quick! Let us all retreat to the cellar of the Womens' Studies Department, and put on our "no means no" wrist bands. That'll stop them."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (oqkO3)

78 I know this isn't what Black Bill Nye was going for, but if politicians told the truth, they wouldn't get elected. No one wants to hear the uncomfortable truths of the real world, so politicians keep peddling fantasies.

Posted by: josephistan at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (7HtZB)

79 Would you believe that all of those women forced me to victimize them?

Posted by: Filthy Bob Filner at August 24, 2016 11:57 AM (326rv)

80 41 Dangit SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN beat me to it at #21.

Great minds and stuff

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at August 24, 2016 11:57 AM (nQHw/)

81 We are at fault for bank robberies conducted by poor people. We force them into this situation.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 24, 2016 11:57 AM (YYoIi)

82 If I wasn't forced to golf so much....

Posted by: Resident Obama at August 24, 2016 11:57 AM (/CIN4)

83 They only hit us because of the war man

Posted by: That guy from Forrest Gump at August 24, 2016 11:57 AM (9fWu9)

84 well, my sense is we don't think enough about exo-planets dancing in the night sky.

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at August 24, 2016 11:58 AM (LISuA)

85 >>78 I know this isn't what Black Bill Nye was going for, but if politicians told the truth, they wouldn't get elected. No one wants to hear the uncomfortable truths of the real world, so politicians keep peddling fantasies.
Posted by: josephistan at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (7HtZB)


Yeah, I think that is what Science Steadman was going for.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 24, 2016 11:58 AM (OZmbA)

86 >>57
My sense is that we don't think enough about how Winona has collectively
and unwittingly forced me to write demented Dutch poetry. Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 11:53 AM (0G1TT)

My sense is that we don't think enough about how the mental image a greased Lily from ATT writhing nude on an underfilled waterbed has forced us to unwittingly abuse ourselves.

Posted by: General Zod at August 24, 2016 11:58 AM (Bdeb0)

87 Neil DeGrasse Tyson is one of five (5) people I would gladly fight to the death. Officious prick.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at August 24, 2016 11:58 AM (e9mZG)

88
American University of Afghanistan reportedly under attack

????

Makes The American University in Beirut seem secure?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 11:52 AM (zp+j1)


"Quick! Let us all retreat to the cellar of the Womens' Studies Department, and put on our "no means no" wrist bands. That'll stop them."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (oqkO3)








Second look at Campus Carry?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2016 11:58 AM (xxSK3)

89 I'll bet when Mr. Tyson was younger, and just going by Neil Tyson, he'd spout this kind of crap, and get the snot beaten out of him. Then he though, "If I just add this really cool Frenchie-sounding middle name, I'll be considered some kind of deep thinker!" So, that is how I speculate he became Neil *deGrasse* Tyson.

Posted by: Still a dork at August 24, 2016 11:58 AM (7Tv3u)

90 A Kinsley gaffe is one where a politician accidentally tells the truth.

They are fairly rare.

I don't suppose Mr. NDT, Sooper Genius, ever heard of that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 24, 2016 11:58 AM (gyKtp)

91 It's a fallacy to believe you have to lie to be a politician. You just need to know how to better relay the truth.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 24, 2016 11:59 AM (YYoIi)

92 My sense is that we don't think enough about how the mental image a greased Lily from ATT writhing nude on an underfilled waterbed has forced us to unwittingly abuse ourselves.




Brb.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2016 11:59 AM (19RKp)

93 ...got so tricked up I left out an "of" and an ampersand.

Edited to read: "...of a greased Lily from ATT writhing nude..."

Mea magna culpa.

Posted by: General Zod at August 24, 2016 11:59 AM (Bdeb0)

94 I know this isn't what Black Bill Nye was going for, but if politicians told the truth, they wouldn't get elected. No one wants to hear the uncomfortable truths of the real world, so politicians keep peddling fantasies.
Posted by: josephistan at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (7HtZB)


Yeah, I think that is what Science Steadman was going for.
Posted by: Sphynx

Well, that would explain why cities run by Democrats are such shitholes....... Thanks NDT!!!!

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 24, 2016 11:59 AM (326rv)

95 An attack by gunmen at the American University in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 24, 2016 11:59 AM (IqV8l)

96 Neil in the Grass is still dumbfounded about why the fly buzzing around in his car isn't pinned against the rear window when he's driving down the highway.

Posted by: Roy at August 24, 2016 11:59 AM (VndSC)

97 Neil, honey, you are still not forgiven.

Posted by: Pluto at August 24, 2016 11:59 AM (mgbwf)

98 Another bon mot from an orifice of NDT.

Posted by: Sgt. Hulka at August 24, 2016 11:59 AM (2PU5o)

99 Hmmm... Noted scientist confuses cause and effect.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at August 24, 2016 12:00 PM (9xIiZ)

100 Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2016 11:56 AM (19RKp)

Dueling kept many a politician more honest than his latent nature desired, especially when in proximity to the government till!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 24, 2016 12:00 PM (wCEn4)

101 91 It's a fallacy to believe you have to lie to be a politician. You just need to know how to better relay the truth.

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and suck a lot of cock

Posted by: B.Obama at August 24, 2016 12:00 PM (/CIN4)

102 Look how many retweets he gets from his cult servitors.

haha

no doubt

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 24, 2016 12:00 PM (qCMvj)

103 My sense is that you jerks didnt think enough about how you collectively and unwittingly forced me to wipe my ass with the crossword puzzle. Replace the roll dangit!!

Posted by: NdT after big Mexican lunch at August 24, 2016 12:00 PM (0G1TT)

104 90 A Kinsley gaffe is one where a politician accidentally tells the truth.

They are fairly rare.


Posted by: GnuBreed at August 24, 2016 11:58 AM (gyKtp)

A Kinsey gaffe is when a politician does something stupid because of his sexual abnormalities.

They are fairly common.

Posted by: josephistan at August 24, 2016 12:00 PM (7HtZB)

105 We should start a game where we mix up quotes from Neil Tyson and Jayden Smith and see how many you can tell apart.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:00 PM (KUaJL)

106 92 My sense is that we don't think enough about how the mental image a greased Lily from ATT writhing nude on an underfilled waterbed has forced us to unwittingly abuse ourselves.

Brb.

Posted by: rickb223
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Not MY Lily!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 24, 2016 12:00 PM (r65B3)

107

How did he miss the climate change angle?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (qCMvj)

108 He's a boob, but I think he's right. Does any politician get elected by telling people, "We can't afford all of this, it's not the government's job, and you need to fix your own problems,"? No. We only vote for the ones who say they will fix everything and it won't cost us.

People will be as thoughtless, lazy, and soft as they are allowed to be, and for a long time we have been able to afford to allow a great many people to be extremely thoughtless, lazy, and soft. It can be no surprise that such a population votes for candidates that promise things will be easy, and that they do not do the hard work of evaluating politicians' performance, and holding them to account for their failures.

Posted by: Bob at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (p6SD1)

109 Let me guess, NDT is voting for Hillary, right?

Posted by: dantesed at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (88xKn)

110 My sense is that I don't think. Yet, individually I lie to you serially. Cut the check.

Posted by: Moe deGrasse Tyson at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (hKi6n)

111 My sense is that politicians don't think enough about how much they collectively, yet unwittingly, force us to resort to lampposts and guillotines.

Posted by: Robespierre at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (Om16U)

112 Are you guys saying politicians getting away with lying is not the fault of the electorate?


Not at all. But I guarantee you that the over-promoted gift shop manager calling itself Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks the lying politicians are the horrible flaggots on the right who lie that tax cuts stimulate the economy, that America is a force for good or that AGW is a Marxist cult.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (X6fMO)

113 if anything, NDT's wet farts of thoughts put to twitter are somehow far dumber than Trump's. Sad.

Posted by: Jollyroger at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (t06LC)

114 A friend of mine thinks Tyson is just a friggin' genius.
I laugh...a lot.
At both of them.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (r65B3)

115 Sounds like something George Will used to say.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (IqV8l)

116 *Wham! Pow!*

"See what you made me do Alice?"

*Wham! Punch!*

Posted by: Alice's Husband at August 24, 2016 12:02 PM (ILx3j)

117 Deep Thoughts, By Jack Handey.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 24, 2016 12:02 PM (2cS/G)

118 Colin Powell forced me to lie.

Posted by: Hillary at August 24, 2016 12:02 PM (9mTYi)

119 86 >>57
My sense is that we don't think enough about how Winona has collectively
and unwittingly forced me to write demented Dutch poetry. Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 11:53 AM (0G1TT)

My sense is that we don't think enough about how the mental image a greased Lily from ATT writhing nude on an underfilled waterbed has forced us to unwittingly abuse ourselves.
Posted by: General Zod at August 24, 2016 11:58 AM (Bdeb0)

Actually I probably think rather too much about that...

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 24, 2016 12:02 PM (RD7QR)

120 Would Neil Tyson be famous if he was white?

Posted by: Maritime at August 24, 2016 12:02 PM (dhZog)

121



[sob] . . . Is that what I am to you, Ace? . . . [sob] . . . Just a 'servitor' ? [sniff]

Posted by: Sphynx at August 24, 2016 12:02 PM (OZmbA)

122

Someone should tweet him: What age are these unwitting perps? Are you sure it's not indoctrination in the schools?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 24, 2016 12:02 PM (qCMvj)

123 My sense is that we don't think enough about how much we collectively, yet unwittingly, force jihadists to kill us.


Posted by: Neil on Grass eating Tyson's chicken at August 24, 2016 12:02 PM (0cMkb)

124 "Neil honey? Your father and I would like to apologize for telling you back in the sixth grade what a special clever little boy you were. We lied."

Posted by: Momma deGrasse Tyson at August 24, 2016 12:03 PM (wPiJc)

125 I need to get more cause I don't have a clue who Neil d Tyson might be. Is he Mikes cousin?

Posted by: ALH at August 24, 2016 12:03 PM (ZQpgM)

126 Man, this dude is good.

Posted by: L. Ron Hubbard at August 24, 2016 12:03 PM (8ZskC)

127 86 My sense is that we don't think enough about how the mental image a
greased Lily from ATT writhing nude on an underfilled waterbed has
forced us to unwittingly abuse ourselves.


While my general rule of thumb is to avoid commercials, I could be persuaded to watch this one. And no, not of General Zod abusing himself, but the greased Lily part.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 24, 2016 12:03 PM (gyKtp)

128 120 Would Neil Tyson be famous if he was white?
Posted by: Maritime
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He would not be famous if he was right.

Posted by: Roy at August 24, 2016 12:03 PM (VndSC)

129 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?:

Just once. Just once. I want to see a TV commercial for a Truck where the announcer has a high pitch voice.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:03 PM (KUaJL)

130 Feel very sorry for Italy and those victims today. By and large they have been a pretty good Ally to us and basically like Americans

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 12:03 PM (zp+j1)

131 The people who force politicians to lie are all liberals who cannot handle the truth. The politicians who do the most lying are Democrats. They lie to get elected, because if they told the truth, they'd be thrown out of power.

How's that, Neil?

I can't believe how idiotic that guy is.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 24, 2016 12:03 PM (AroJD)

132 For a planetarium manager, NDT is a ignorant hack.

Posted by: dantesed at August 24, 2016 12:04 PM (88xKn)

133

I would never lie. Not even under the threat of force...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 24, 2016 12:04 PM (HSmrB)

134

...

Posted by: Joe Wilson at August 24, 2016 12:04 PM (qCMvj)

135 Michael Kinsley was quite good, I miss him.

He was liberal, but he was honest about his biases and very smart. The early Slate magazine was thought-provoking.

Then it turned out that he had been editor of The Economist during its best days. (They don't use byelines, so I didn't know at the time).

We could use a couple more of those, on either side.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2016 12:04 PM (mgbwf)

136 The evidence compels me to lie about global warming.

Posted by: Bill Nye at August 24, 2016 12:04 PM (9mTYi)

137
The lights are growing dim, Otto. I know a life of crime has led me to this sorry fate, and yet, I blame society. Society made me what I am.

Posted by: Duke, That Kid Who Gets Shot In Repo Man at August 24, 2016 12:05 PM (OGbEB)

138 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

"If you set a World Record in the Olympics, might be classy if they gave you a Platinum medal instead Gold."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:05 PM (KUaJL)

139 The Contract With America got a lot of politicians elected. The lie was when they didn't follow through thinking that this tough talk would hurt their chances. Same after the vote against Obamacare and the government shut down. They pussied out after gaining seats.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 24, 2016 12:05 PM (YYoIi)

140 The truth compelled me to lie about Obamacare.

Posted by: Obama at August 24, 2016 12:05 PM (9mTYi)

141 Why do politicians lie? Well, other than the congenital liars, they just can't admit that all these swell government attempts to solve problems by ignoring human nature just don't work.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at August 24, 2016 12:05 PM (hKi6n)

142 But Monica, you forced me to do that thing with the cigar

Posted by: Bill Clinton doing a NDT impersonation at August 24, 2016 12:06 PM (jxbfJ)

143 My sense is that we don't think enough about we collectively and unwittingly forced that kid in fifth grade to give me an atomic wedgie.

Posted by: NdT, pondering the imponderables at August 24, 2016 12:06 PM (0G1TT)

144 Marge it takes two people to lie. One to tell the lie and one to listen

Famous 20th century phillsopher

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 24, 2016 12:06 PM (WyN+U)

145 For a planetarium manager, NDT is a ignorant hack.
Posted by: dantesed at August 24, 2016 12:04 PM (88xKn)



Are the bathrooms clean? Does the gift shop have a good selection of universe-themed tchotchkes? Because those are the marks of a good planetarium manager.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2016 12:07 PM (8ZskC)

146 86 My sense is that we don't think enough about how the mental image a
greased Lily from ATT writhing nude on an underfilled waterbed...along with Jan the Toyota receptionist.

I'm thinking we won't be hearing from Gen Zod for awhile.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 24, 2016 12:07 PM (r65B3)

147 They pussied out after gaining seats.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 24, 2016 12:05 PM (YYoIi)



When the choice is betraying your constituents or taking a chance on losing access to the graft, most politicians take the easy path.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 24, 2016 12:07 PM (wCEn4)

148 Would Neil Tyson be famous if he was white?

Posted by: Maritime at August 24, 2016 12:02 PM (dhZog)

He already is famous. His name is Bill Nye.

Posted by: JackS at August 24, 2016 12:08 PM (hgwL9)

149 My sense is that I'm going to use the construction "my sense is that" in all my interactions today,

in order that I may sound all classy and such.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2016 12:08 PM (0cMkb)

150 "Lie to me!" she begged.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 24, 2016 12:08 PM (1ZOkK)

151 I remember watching NDT do his planetarium schtick for one of my kids school visits one time and I though he was trying too hard then. Fifth grade girls won't laugh at anything, so no point in trying to be clever.

Posted by: MTF at August 24, 2016 12:08 PM (LISuA)

152 Every time that fucker opens his mouth it's like the Big Bang all over again.

Posted by: Zombie Carl Sagan at August 24, 2016 12:08 PM (8ZskC)

153 Profound, considering the source. Top of his class.

Posted by: x at August 24, 2016 12:08 PM (nFwvY)

154 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

"If newborn babies could speak, they would be the most intelligent beings on planet earth"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:09 PM (KUaJL)

155 Politicians lie because there are no negative consequences to lying.

Posted by: @votermom at August 24, 2016 12:09 PM (Om16U)

156 Every time that fucker opens his mouth it's like the Big Bang all over again.
Posted by: Zombie Carl Sagan at August 24, 2016 12:08 PM (8ZskC)

you must have failed anatomy in school..THAT was NOT his mouth

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 12:09 PM (zp+j1)

157 Is this anything like Political Correctness forces us to lie to ourselves and each other about all sorts things like, say, NDT being a respected scientist?

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2016 12:09 PM (1BQGO)

158 Obligatory: Key and Peele NDT skits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwvVJKNWRcU

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2016 12:09 PM (NOIQH)

159 "Only whackobird politicians would tell their constituents the truth." - John "Landslide" McCain.

Posted by: V the K at August 24, 2016 12:10 PM (O7MnT)

160 That is some Barry Obama level stupid feces.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 24, 2016 12:10 PM (493sH)

161 He is the poster boy for my newly minted word.
Nittwitter- = an idiot using twitter as their medium for spreading the stoopid?

Posted by: Pamazon at August 24, 2016 12:10 PM (NNdb5)

162 149 My sense is that I'm going to use the construction "my sense is that" in all my interactions today,

--

Almost as douchey as "the notion that"

Posted by: @votermom at August 24, 2016 12:10 PM (Om16U)

163 NdT -- A satellite of stupid in orbit around Hillary's ass.

NdT -- All American Classhole

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 24, 2016 12:10 PM (gyKtp)

164 NOTE TO NDT: Einstein was smart enough not to posture himself as a political philosopher.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2016 12:11 PM (8ZskC)

165
A 'greased lily' ? OH, Lily! THAT Lily!

Greased. Interesting . . . Food for thought.

Banked.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 24, 2016 12:11 PM (OZmbA)

166 Olivia Munn in slave Leia bikini costume...

https://youtu.be/ADlpRnwcao4

Not quite Lily...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 24, 2016 12:11 PM (NKXpn)

167 This guy is really out there.

Posted by: Pluto, A Planet and a Damn Good One at August 24, 2016 12:11 PM (8ZskC)

168 We do not ponder enough how the chemicals in our food may kill us!

Posted by: Deep Thoughts by Neil deGrasse Tyson at August 24, 2016 12:11 PM (5115x)

169 My sense is that we don't think enough about how we collectively and unwittingly force people to fart discreetly in elevators.

Posted by: NdT, pondering the imponderables at August 24, 2016 12:12 PM (0G1TT)

170 135 Michael Kinsley was quite good, I miss him.

He was liberal, but he was honest about his biases and very smart. The early Slate magazine was thought-provoking.

Then it turned out that he had been editor of The Economist during its best days. (They don't use byelines, so I didn't know at the time).

We could use a couple more of those, on either side.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2016 12:04 PM (mgbwf)

The Economist from 1988 to about 1998 was a great magazine, I always seemed to be reading it cover to cover while waiting in airports. Then around 1999 they went hard lefty and never came back.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 24, 2016 12:12 PM (RD7QR)

171 must be that short tight skirt i wear.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 24, 2016 12:12 PM (PNcou)

172 We had a discussion about representative government a few weeks ago, and one fundamental point to remember is that representative government can't work if politicians across the board routinely lie.

The advantage to representative government is that a broad swathe of minds consider the positions on the issues of the day and then collectively they will make a better choice then any individual could at least in aggregate. This is rather like the market in economics.

If politicians and the media distort what the choices are, then this collective wisdom can't function - which we actually say in stark relief in the elections today.

The population has been voting against the status quo since at least 2000 and the only change we've seen is a more rapid advance of the status quo since then...

Posted by: 18-1 at August 24, 2016 12:12 PM (X7E8f)

173 I'm no fan of NGT, but if the public rewarded honesty among politicians, we would have more of it.

Most people don't really want to be told the truth about many things. "We're going bankrupt as a country despite record tax revenues because of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the military" doesn't bring in votes.

Posted by: Revenant at August 24, 2016 12:12 PM (3DSAh)

174 I want to send a big shout-out to Jonathan Gruber for his assistance in the formulation of this idea.

Posted by: NDT at August 24, 2016 12:12 PM (9mTYi)

175 This idiot doesn't realize that he's referring almost exclusively to Democrats. They are the ones that want to be lied to, as was attested to by Jonathan Gruber when he bragged about needing to lie to stupid voters.

Posted by: LGoPs at August 24, 2016 12:13 PM (OcRm7)

176 Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can't disguise
(You can't disguise, no you can't disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies

Posted by: Fleetwood Mac at August 24, 2016 12:13 PM (hvf9s)

177 10
There is no way not to sound like a douchebag when you start a sentence with "my sense is that...". Try it.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 11:46 AM (0G1TT)

I've never heard a male say that - usually it's a white wine sipping, Bay Area harridan luxuriating in her white privilege and self-importance beginning her pronouncement in such a lofty (she thinks) manner. Neil is so effeminate.

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 24, 2016 12:13 PM (43OZ6)

178 He's not entirely wrong - but as so often with warmists he confuses cause and effect.

Politicians lie because otherwise they would be ex-politicians.

Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2016 12:13 PM (o+SC1)

179 The Economist from 1988 to about 1998 was a great magazine, I always seemed to be reading it cover to cover while waiting in airports. Then around 1999 they went hard lefty and never came back.


Yes. Exactly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2016 12:14 PM (mgbwf)

180 just maybe they wouldn't have to lie if they we're trying to sell us on something we'd like to have.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 24, 2016 12:14 PM (PNcou)

181 Taxpayer-Funded New York University Offers Students Training On How To Stop White People



What the f?

Via Daily Wire:

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton

Weasel Zippers

My daughter's Alma Matta ...so proud

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 12:14 PM (zp+j1)

182 Science Builds On Our Predecessors- a limerick


I guess it should not be surprisin'
That to see o'er the "learned horizon"
Our scholarly soldiers
Now stand on the shoulders
Of the great mental midget Neil Tyson

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 24, 2016 12:15 PM (wPiJc)

183 I'm thinking we won't be hearing from Gen Zod for awhile.

---

#twoweeks

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 24, 2016 12:15 PM (PNcou)

184 My sense is that we don't think enough about how much we force sandwiches to have bread on both sides.

Posted by: Deep Thoughts by NDT at August 24, 2016 12:15 PM (2cS/G)

185 As many people have pointed out, it's the Left that has to be lied to and the Left's politicians have no problem doing it.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at August 24, 2016 12:16 PM (YYoIi)

186 >> There is no way not to sound like a douchebag
>> when you start a sentence with "my sense is
>> that..."

It can be interpreted either as an attempt to claim Deep Thought, or it can be interpreted as "I'm not really sure how much I believe this myself".

Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2016 12:16 PM (o+SC1)

187 Apply NDTs 'logic' to battered women.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (ZKlDy)

188 We had a discussion about representative government a few weeks ago, and
one fundamental point to remember is that representative government
can't work if politicians across the board routinely lie.



Even more importantly, representative government can't work if the media distorts and misrepresents and openly lies about the information that a self governing people need to make informed decisions on.

Media Delenda Est.

Posted by: LGoPs at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (OcRm7)

189 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

"If newborn babies could speak, they would be the most intelligent beings on planet earth"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:09 PM (KUaJL)


NDT?

Posted by: Jollyroger at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (t06LC)

190 and the military" doesn't bring in votes.
Posted by: Revenant
---------

Hold it.
What percentage of GNP is being consumed by the military? What percentage has been historically consumed? Of the items you mention, which is a specifically enumerated Constitutional responsibility of the government?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (9mTYi)

191 162 149 My sense is that I'm going to use the construction "my sense is that" in all my interactions today,

--

Almost as douchey as "the notion that"

Posted by: @votermom at August 24, 2016 12:10 PM (Om16U)



My sense is that the notion that "the notion that" is more douchey than "my sense of that' offends my sense of that notion...of that.


Wait, what?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (0cMkb)

192
NdGT's "sense", his coin of the realm as it were, is nonsense.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (BK3ZS)

193 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

"If newborn babies could speak, they would be the most intelligent beings on planet earth"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:09 PM (KUaJL)


NDT?
Posted by: Jollyroger at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (t06LC)


Ooh. Sorry. That one was Jaden Smith.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (KUaJL)

194 A 'greased lily' ? OH, Lily! THAT Lily!

---

isn't that, in effect, gilding the Lily?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 24, 2016 12:18 PM (PNcou)

195 Someone finally understands....

Posted by: zombie Ike Turner at August 24, 2016 12:18 PM (326rv)

196 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at August 24, 2016 12:19 PM (uPt3V)

197 My sense is that we don't think enough about how the mental image a greased Lily from ATT writhing nude on an underfilled waterbed has forced us to unwittingly abuse ourselves.

Is it OK if I substitute Lily Munster for Lily from ATT?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2016 12:19 PM (X6fMO)

198 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

"I wonder if we'd all be living like the Flinstones, modern stoneage families, if metal were never discovered on earth"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:19 PM (KUaJL)

199 My sense is the world deserves a Day Without NDT to be able to better appreciate his genius and wisdom by his absence. OK maybe a month for his absence to really sink in.

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2016 12:19 PM (1BQGO)

200 If that guy comes around my house one more time yelling "KNEEL BEFORE ZOD," I'm calling the police.

Posted by: Lily from ATT at August 24, 2016 12:19 PM (eytER)

201 Is it OK if I substitute Lily Munster for Lily from ATT?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

When one considers that she's been dead for years, no.

Posted by: zombie Ike Turner at August 24, 2016 12:19 PM (326rv)

202 >> As many people have pointed out, it's the Left that
>> has to be lied to and the Left's politicians have no
>> problem doing it.

The left doesn't HAVE to be lied to any more than does the right.

Witness our thumbs-in-the-ass Congress versus the JEF.

A lot of British Labour really DOES want Corbyn's Trot-Globalist Utopia.

Or at least they think they do.

Right up until the country starts to look like Venezuela.

Posted by: JEM at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (o+SC1)

203 My sense is that we should be discussing the Protestant Reformation, whether transubstantiation should be taken literally, whether the Council of Nicea was inspired by God and therefore got it right, and to what extent do carrots in Jell-O have sacramental value.

*ducks*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (mgbwf)

204 My sense is that we don't think enough about how much we collectively, yet unwittingly, force politicians to lie to us.

Tyson was being modest, here. Usually, he calls it his "spidey-sense". ... Or maybe he just didn't have room in the tweet?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (zc3Db)

205
NDT?
Posted by: Jollyroger at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (t06LC)


Ooh. Sorry. That one was Jaden Smith.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (KUaJL)

Well crap. Could have gone either way

Posted by: Jollyroger at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (t06LC)

206 >>>Most people don't really want to be told the truth about many things.

Used to be that voting was for educated propertied citizens. Used to be that we were taught that citizenship had responsibilities and obligations. Might need to return to that.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (0G1TT)

207 WTF is this putz talkin about now!!??

Posted by: dananjcon at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (NpXoL)

208 Oh, I'm removing/changing some of the formatting on some of these, so it isn't so obvious. Otherwise you'd be able to tell all of Jaden's quotes because He Capitalizes Every Word.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (KUaJL)

209 184 My sense is that we don't think enough about how much we force sandwiches to have bread on both sides.

---

would that still be true of a Mobius sandwich?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (PNcou)

210 My sense is that the notion that "the notion that" is more douchey than "my sense of that' offends my sense of that notion...of that.

Wait, what?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (0cMkb)

My truth is that sentences beginning with 'My truth..'are the douchiest of all.

Posted by: troyriser at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (OGbEB)

211 "If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going."

Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Professor Irwin Corey?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (8ZskC)

212 O/T - Picking up from last thread:
In a fundraising email from Christina Reynolds, Clinton's communications director re: conservative media that they will not tolerate:

"Breitbart
is something different," she says. "They make Fox News look like a
Democratic Party pamphlet. They're a different breed altogether --- not
just conservative but radical, bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic
conspiracy peddlers who never have been and never should be anywhere
near the levers of power in this country."




One of the goals of Clinton's campaign, Reynolds says, is to ensure Breitbart is destroyed.




"It
goes without saying that we have to beat these people. But I want to
beat them so decisively that their kind never rises again," she says.



So...first Breitbart. Who's next?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (NOIQH)

213 Cheese is really just rotten milk that hardened and formed a crust, which we call a "rind", even though there is no such thing as watermelon cheese.

Posted by: Deep Thoughts by NDT at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (2cS/G)

214
speaking of entertainment

ot

anyone see Pete's Dragon yet?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788732/?ref_=nv_sr_1

looks cute

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (qCMvj)

215 The Economist "heyday" lasting until 1988?


Hmm, not really.


It was most of the way to what it became - a more literate, better written, more intelligent version of the degraded American press - by 1988.


For the good times, look back to the time it was printed on paper stock (not glossy).


And Kinsley? A slightly interesting sort in his earliest days at The New Republic, back when it was anything more than distilled Beltway hogwash (it was, once).

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (QDnY+)

216 Anything new on the American University attack in Kabul? Can't seem to get any updates.

Posted by: Jaimo at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (9U1OG)

217
I see that NdGT's buddy in science quackery, Bill Nye the Science Lie, has predicted future flooding in LA because "climate change".

The statists' science "goto" guys are bloviating idiots and liars.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (BK3ZS)

218 "My sense" - a possible hypothesis perhaps worthy of testing but nothing there to confirm or deny what he's saying

"we don't think ... " - in the progression of awareness, attitude, opinion and behavior, he's in the awareness phase; in other words, no call to action of any kind aside from collective thinking

" ... enough about ... " - maybe you do - he isn't pointedly blaming you - it's everybody else's fault - but not his, because his tweet proves that he is thinking about this stuff

"collectively" - each of us is innocent; it's only when all of our inadvertent, innocuous acts are lumped together that something bad happens

"unwittingly" - it's not our fault; we didn't mean to do it

"force" - it's not the politicians' fault, either

My sense is that Neil deGrasse Tyson, by absolving everybody of culpability and otherwise saying nothing, is making people feel good about following Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (EUDLj)

219 My sense is that we don't think enough about how much we force sandwiches to have bread on both sides.


Well yeah, but a wrap folds back over itself into infinity which bends the light. Now pull my finger

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 12:22 PM (zp+j1)

220 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

Who would Jesus vote for? To him walls, wealth, and torture are non-starters, so probably the Jewish New Yorker from Vermont."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:22 PM (KUaJL)

221 "There is no way not to sound like a douchebag when you start a sentence with "my sense is that...". Try it."

Even the version that starts "my spider-sense is tingling" has never worked. It sounds like someone's having a reaction to a sharp pants crease. Real role-models use catch-phrases like "Hi-ho, Silver!" or "Yippee-kai-yay."

I read the title of the post and my first reaction was "well, that doesn't narrow it down much, does it?" Then I read on and saw the reference to NDT. He needs a special category all his own.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 24, 2016 12:22 PM (iIzG7)

222 So...first Breitbart. Who's next?
Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (NOIQH)


Drudge has been on the slate forever.
They're trying

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 24, 2016 12:22 PM (qCMvj)

223 With a name like Degrasse...he has to be an ass!



(I'm fuggin brilliant)

Posted by: dananjcon at August 24, 2016 12:22 PM (NpXoL)

224 Bulworth is an entertaining movie, based on the premise of a politician saying exactly what's on his mind. Many of Beatty's "truths" were of course liberal talking points, but still...

My sense is that Trump is running a Bulworth campaign.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 24, 2016 12:22 PM (gyKtp)

225 Anything new on the American University attack in Kabul? Can't seem to get any updates.
Posted by: Jaimo at August 24, 2016 12:21 PM (9U1OG)

they post the grades on floor of the mosque

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2016 12:23 PM (zp+j1)

226 Leslie Jones has been horribly violated by a hacker who got into her website and posted all of her identification, including driver's license and passport ... and naked photos.

Posted by: tmz reports at August 24, 2016 12:23 PM (m/Gc2)

227 I suppose He might be right.
we say we want our money to stay in our pockets so we can pay our own debt.
they think, well.. what does that give us and our friends?
that pay for US to pad our pockets so we'll just tell those phlebes , "yeah we should be more fiscally prudent and we will be, we promise"
we say our taxes are so high to pay for all your votes we have to move, they say, well better you than us, LOL

Posted by: willow at August 24, 2016 12:23 PM (A1MMY)

228 Anyone who starts a tweet with "My sense is" deserves a baby dick punch.

Secretly, I actually really like Neal deGrasse Tyson. Neal Stephenson made him the main character as his novel Seveneves (under a different name) and ever since then I can't help but admire him for his fictional exploits.

Posted by: Max Power at August 24, 2016 12:23 PM (q177U)

229 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

"I wonder if workplaces contain too many bosses basking in compliments given by people who rely on them for their paychecks.?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:23 PM (KUaJL)

230 203 My sense is that we should be discussing the Protestant Reformation,

---

But it was a revolt. they reformed nothing.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 24, 2016 12:23 PM (PNcou)

231
isn't that, in effect, gilding the Lily?



Astrogliding the Lily

Posted by: wooga at August 24, 2016 12:23 PM (wmwTV)

232
"No matter where your're going, there you are"

NdGT or Buckaroo Banzai?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 24, 2016 12:23 PM (BK3ZS)

233 My sense is this fucktard knows not a thing about the English language. Man, that's painful to read.

Posted by: redneckbitterclinger at August 24, 2016 12:24 PM (jAZR9)

234 Who wants to see naked photos of Leslie Jones? Somebody needs to be Milo on it.

Posted by: Jaimo at August 24, 2016 12:24 PM (9U1OG)

235 This is childish. And I mean literally childish.

Witness: The ice maker in my fridge is broken, so until I get some spare time to take it apart and fix it we are making ice manually. It's my ten year old's job to make the ice and keep the ice bin filled.

I open my freezer one day and...no ice. So I ask her why she didn't do her job. She told me it was my fault that she didn't do it because I didn't fix the ice maker, ergo that's why we don't have ice.

In short, I forced her to not do her job. Sigh.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 24, 2016 12:24 PM (eytER)

236 My sense is that my ham-n-swiss is gonna be just as shitty as it was yesterday.

Posted by: dananjcon at August 24, 2016 12:24 PM (NpXoL)

237 Used to be that voting was for educated propertied citizens. Used to be that we were taught that citizenship had responsibilities and obligations. Might need to return to that.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy
----------

Civics classes have been eliminated. Needed the time for LGBTQ Unicorn class.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2016 12:24 PM (9mTYi)

238 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

Who would Jesus vote for? To him walls, wealth, and torture are non-starters, so probably the Jewish New Yorker from Vermont."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:22 PM (KUaJL)


Just guessing, NDT. JS is too dumb to know Bernie was a jewish New Yorker from Vermont.

Posted by: Jollyroger at August 24, 2016 12:24 PM (t06LC)

239
"Melanin is only skin deep"

NdGT or Jheri Curl commercial?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 24, 2016 12:25 PM (BK3ZS)

240 226 Leslie Jones has been horribly violated by a hacker who got into her website and posted all of her identification, including driver's license and passport ... and naked photos.

-------------------

WTF is Leslie Jones and should I be viewing these pictures?

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 24, 2016 12:25 PM (/CIN4)

241 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

"Next time in the movies, look at the guy that says "I'll never leave you" and watch what happens directly after."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:25 PM (KUaJL)

242 NO Rick, don't do it.

Posted by: Jaimo at August 24, 2016 12:25 PM (9U1OG)

243 I grew fish in an aquarium, and plants in my terrarium, but not a single planet ever grew in my planetarium.

Posted by: Deep Thoughts by NDT at August 24, 2016 12:25 PM (2cS/G)

244
This is what, in political circles, is known as "cover" for the candidate of his choice, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

It also serves as a justification for him to still vote for the liar.

In related news NDGT is STILL an idiot.

Posted by: Bawbawa Wawters at August 24, 2016 12:25 PM (8XRCm)

245 Tonight, on Neil DeGrasse Tyson's "Science in America" Neil and special guest Jayden Smith delve into the age-old question "what's in the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 24, 2016 12:25 PM (wPiJc)

246 Just guessing, NDT. JS is too dumb to know Bernie was a jewish New Yorker from Vermont.
Posted by: Jollyroger at August 24, 2016 12:24 PM (t06LC)

Correct! You get a point.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:26 PM (KUaJL)

247 This is his official endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Jason M at August 24, 2016 12:26 PM (KkxgR)

248 My truth is that sentences beginning with 'My truth..'are the douchiest of all.

Posted by: troyriser
________

FACT: My truth is you can make such a sentence extra douchy by preceding it with the word "fact" in all capital letters and a colon.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2016 12:26 PM (EUDLj)

249 Who would Jesus vote for? To him walls, wealth, and torture are non-starters, so probably the Jewish New Yorker from Vermont."

--

well he died 2000 years ago and is not a US citizen, so clearly it'd be a Democrat if anyone.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 24, 2016 12:26 PM (PNcou)

250 would that still be true of a Mobius sandwich?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 24, 2016 12:20 PM (PNcou)



Can you ever stop eating a Möbius sandwich?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 24, 2016 12:26 PM (wCEn4)

251 "Next time in the movies, look at the guy that says "I'll never leave you" and watch what happens directly after."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:25 PM (KUaJL)


JS.

Posted by: Jollyroger at August 24, 2016 12:27 PM (t06LC)

252 Leslie Jones has been horribly violated by a hacker who got into her website and posted all of her identification, including driver's license and passport ... and naked photos.

So was Milo right about "her?"

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 24, 2016 12:27 PM (eytER)

253 Sometimes it's hard to see the gun we're collectively, though unwittingly, holding to their heads when they lie.

Posted by: deadrody at August 24, 2016 12:27 PM (kj7T1)

254
damn sock...

Posted by: fixerupper at August 24, 2016 12:27 PM (8XRCm)

255 Mike H., caught the same thing, but there's no point.


Moo moo's merely a fond memory, but one of his stand-by stupidities was equal, across-the-board budget cuts for all govt. activities.


So, if the feds are spending 1/3 the budget on running death camps for white people, and 1/3 on welfare that is a state responsibility, and 1/3 on defense, then all 3 areas get cut equally. Regardless of the international situation, or the merit of the actual activities.


Idiotic.


But as NdGT unwittingly (heh) illustrates, the culture/populace is too dumbed-down, in a practical sense, to even discuss such topics intelligently or logically.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2016 12:28 PM (QDnY+)

256 Deep Thoughts with Neil Tyson.

I'm sure he means 'lie to us about tax cuts, gun control, and immigration,' not 'lie to us about global warming, abortion, and the 1%.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2016 12:28 PM (oVJmc)

257
"Wooja, wooja woo"

NdGT or Lady Lavalier?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 24, 2016 12:28 PM (BK3ZS)

258 166 Olivia Munn in slave Leia bikini costume...
==========================

Olivia Munn is my favorite cell phone pic hack ever! Her captions, especially.

Posted by: MTF at August 24, 2016 12:28 PM (LISuA)

259 We drive on parkways and park on driveways, but imagine if we didn't drive at all but we were content to stay where we are.

Posted by: Shit NDT thinks. at August 24, 2016 12:28 PM (eytER)

260 Ooh. Here's a good one.

Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

"We need to stop teaching the youth about the past and encourage them to change the future."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:28 PM (KUaJL)

261 I'd say posting naked pictures of Leslie Jones violates everybody.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2016 12:29 PM (iLoHX)

262 >>Leslie Jones has been horribly violated by a hacker who got into her
website and posted all of her identification, including driver's license
and passport ... and naked photos.



Ugh. That is awful.

I'm sure it happened because she became the posterchild for Ghostbusters butthurt. Twitter suspended Milo over some tweets he sent to Leslie - they were provocative, but twitter claimed he provoked *others* on twitter to harass her with death threats and ugly racist comments.

Dare we say that this was done by someone in the "alt-right," whom Hollywood, feminists and MSM have blamed for the Ghostbuster epic failure?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2016 12:29 PM (NOIQH)

263 My sense is that first you will blow me!

Posted by: Mel G at August 24, 2016 12:29 PM (PNcou)

264 Can you ever stop eating a Möbius sandwich?
Posted by: Hrothgar
-----------

Let's just check our umlaut privilege at the door, mister.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2016 12:29 PM (9mTYi)

265 And by the way, when that pompous windbag Tyson says "we don't think...", don't ever think, not for one second, that he's including himself in that collective 'we'. When he says 'we', he really means 'you', you ignorant rubes.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 24, 2016 12:29 PM (GXgiy)

266 Whaaattt?

Posted by: mpfs at August 24, 2016 12:29 PM (df3MY)

267 The coverage of the Louisiana floods is maddening. It's not just the Trump visit blackout and the excusathon for a president not cutting his golf vacation short...it's the complete lack of aggression in trying to make news at the expense of the Narrative. For instance, look at the groups helping out in Louisiana: Red Cross. Samaritan's Purse. The Diocese of Baton Rouge. The Lutheran Church Charities. Louisiana Baptists. Where are the atheists? The secular humanists? The 'Spiritual but not Religious" Folks" Or the Green Cresent, for that matter? Or Black Lives Matter? How come there's no help from all the folks who knock Christianity and religion in general? Do you think the Cajun Navy inquires about the religious beliefs or sexual habits, or race or creed or color when they fish someone out of a flooded house?

If non-religious folks stepped up, CNN would be all in Catholic Charities, asking why they aren't helping. But asking folks who knock religion why they don't step up? Crickets PFUI. MSM delenda est.

Posted by: vivi at August 24, 2016 12:30 PM (11H2y)

268 78
I know this isn't what Black Bill Nye was going for, but if politicians
told the truth, they wouldn't get elected. No one wants to hear the
uncomfortable truths of the real world, so politicians keep peddling
fantasies.
==========
But, at the end of the day, the politicians would not be able to peddle fantasies, e.g. "$15/hr minimum wage will not hurt anyone" if there were an independent, honest media.

Instead, we have a media dominated top to bottom by people who have an interest and a desire to see one side "win" regardless of the truth.

So, "tax cuts stimulate the economy" is deemed a lie--despite the empirical evidence it does.
While, "increased government spending stimulates the economy" is deemed a truth--despite the empirical evidence it does not.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 24, 2016 12:30 PM (77emZ)

269 Twitter suspended Milo over some tweets he sent to Leslie - they were provocative, but twitter claimed he provoked *others* on twitter to harass her with death threats and ugly racist comments.

----

I wonder.


Has Twitter seen the footage of "protestors" harrassing Trump rally attendees.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 24, 2016 12:31 PM (8XRCm)

270 He's the Kato Kaelin of Science.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 24, 2016 12:31 PM (iLoHX)

271
"What would you do for a Klondike Bar?"

NdGT or Jack London?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 24, 2016 12:31 PM (BK3ZS)

272 NDT science applied to cultural Marxism starts with basic truths.

Cultural Marxist PC truths are set in stone. So no his line doesn't work when turned to "women make men rape them". Women (and Democrats) are victim class, and always right. Start with that as elementary, and work the other way to get to NDT style profundities.

When he says "politicians", he does not mean evil (by definition) Republicans. In this case NDT is of course generating a profound "Truth" (because NDT said it and you are too dumb to question it) on behalf of lying, treacherous Hillary ... patron saint of the Marxist plutocracy.

NDT is ready for Hillary ... who is being forced to rape us, because we resist her guile.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 24, 2016 12:31 PM (l6e0e)

273 Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jaden Smith?

"I wonder what referees look like to zebras."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:31 PM (KUaJL)

274 Did Moo get banned again?

Posted by: Chupacabra at August 24, 2016 12:31 PM (Ql/gh)

275 Any truth on the rumor Neil is going to do a documentary on the Kennedy Assassination
entitled "DeGrasse Know-All"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 24, 2016 12:32 PM (wPiJc)

276 Deep Thoughts with Neil Tyson...


"My ear wax was smells like elderberries and burnt tomato soup."


Posted by: NDT from the OCD at August 24, 2016 12:32 PM (NpXoL)

277 You'll notice that this "Ace" fellow has never said a bad thing against Nikola Tesla (a white scientist), but Neil DeGrasse Tyson is all "idiot" and "stupid".

This is how the Klan worked.

Quite typical of alt-right websites.

Posted by: jwest at August 24, 2016 12:32 PM (Zs4uk)

278 I'm sure it happened because she became the posterchild for Ghostbusters butthurt. Twitter suspended Milo over some tweets he sent to Leslie - they were provocative, but twitter claimed he provoked *others* on twitter to harass her with death threats and ugly racist comments.

Dare we say that this was done by someone in the "alt-right," whom Hollywood, feminists and MSM have blamed for the Ghostbuster epic failure?


More likely she did it herself to remain in the public eye.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 24, 2016 12:32 PM (eytER)

279 That is really effing stupid.

Posted by: rickl at August 24, 2016 12:32 PM (zoehZ)

280 Hold it.

What percentage of GNP is being consumed by the military? What
percentage has been historically consumed? Of the items you mention,
which is a specifically enumerated Constitutional responsibility of the
government?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2016 12:17 PM (9mTYi)
--Its about $600 billion, or about 3.24% of GDP for 2015 (note, given the government shell games that occur, I don't believe this figure will include the total outlay for military expenses incurred during 2015, including the cost of medical care and pension outlays for military personnel). Nevertheless, this figure amounts to over 50% of "discretionary" spending for 2015.
Are entitlements a bigger problem? Sure. Is the military a specifically-enumerated Constitutional responsibility? Sure. (Of course, the courts have ruled that entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare are constitutional also, so this is de facto a distinction without a difference).

Posted by: Revenant at August 24, 2016 12:32 PM (3DSAh)

281 Oh, so we forced Hillary to lie.
Convenient. So "Bush lied people died" can be buried now?

Posted by: bubba at August 24, 2016 12:32 PM (0d6wl)

282 Every time I open my piehole, the world becomes a dumber place.

Posted by: Neil deGassed Chicken at August 24, 2016 12:33 PM (vtcmf)

283 My sense is that if we could combine a spoon and a knife, we wouldn't know what to call it.

Posted by: Deep Thoughts by NDT at August 24, 2016 12:33 PM (2cS/G)

284 NDT is ready for Hillary

So am I!

Posted by: Woody Woodchipper at August 24, 2016 12:33 PM (T/cxb)

285 83 My sense is that if we could combine a spoon and a knife, we wouldn't know what to call it.
Posted by: Deep Thoughts by NDT at August 24, 2016 12:33 PM (2cS/G)

Spife? Knoon?

I'm going to go with Knoon.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 24, 2016 12:34 PM (KUaJL)

286 Force them to lie to us?

I always liked a line from Richard Russo's "Nobody's Fool":

"...Kenny was on his way to the track. He forced Sully into accompanying him by asking him if he wanted to."

Posted by: JPS at August 24, 2016 12:34 PM (PPQeo)

287 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2016 12:29 PM (9mTYi)



¡Háh!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 24, 2016 12:34 PM (wCEn4)

288 Oh I get it, Leslie is a man, had an uncle named Leslie,

I think i'll pass

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 24, 2016 12:34 PM (/CIN4)

289 Yes, but how do we collectively, yet unwittingly, force Neil deGrasse Tyson to lie to us?

Posted by: Larry Kaufmann at August 24, 2016 12:34 PM (Gz/VL)

290 Yes, but how do we collectively, yet unwittingly, force Neil deGrasse Tyson to lie to us?
Posted by: Larry Kaufmann at August 24, 2016 12:34 PM (Gz/VL)

-----

Ask him his thoughts on global warming.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 24, 2016 12:35 PM (8XRCm)

291 My truth is that sentences beginning with 'My truth..'are the douchiest of all.

Posted by: troyriser
________

FACT: My truth is you can make such a sentence extra douchy by preceding it with the word "fact" in all capital letters and a colon.
Posted by: FireHorse

Word. I did that and they crucified me, so to speak.

Posted by: zombie Pontious Pilate at August 24, 2016 12:35 PM (326rv)

292 >>More likely she did it herself to remain in the public eye.


Nah, she just covered the Rio Olympics via twitter. She's been all over twitter and NBC for the past few weeks taking pictures with US athletes, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 24, 2016 12:35 PM (NOIQH)

293 Isn't 'deGrasse" his maiden name?

Posted by: vivi at August 24, 2016 12:35 PM (11H2y)

294 If Hillary falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it does it make a sound?

Posted by: Ripley at August 24, 2016 12:36 PM (1BQGO)

295 rickl - In case you haven't seen it, free (well, taxpayer financed) NASA posters, possibly of interest:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jjscqmn

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2016 12:36 PM (9mTYi)

296
"Buttered bread always lands buttered side up. Cats always land on their feet. If we tied a piece of buttered bread on the back of a cat, would we have invented a perpetual motion machine?"

NdGT or... forget it...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 24, 2016 12:37 PM (BK3ZS)

297 Why do we collectively,yet unwittingly,have a morbid curiosity about ugly chicks naked pics?

Posted by: steevy at August 24, 2016 12:37 PM (fA75F)

298 You can get fudge in lots of different flavors, but hot fudge only comes in chocolate. Why? Ask the Cocoa barons.

Posted by: Deep Thoughts by NDT at August 24, 2016 12:37 PM (2cS/G)

299 My 30-something neighbor thinks this douchebag walks on water. Ugh.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at August 24, 2016 12:37 PM (vtcmf)

300 More likely she did it herself to remain in the public eye.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 24, 2016 12:32 PM (eytER)



Who is Leslie Jones?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 24, 2016 12:37 PM (wCEn4)

301 Mmmm! A Möbius sandwich. I'll bet that puts a new twist on the old strip steak sandwich.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at August 24, 2016 12:38 PM (wPiJc)

302 I think there is a HUGE difference between something being constitutional and something that is a Constitutional responsibility.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at August 24, 2016 12:38 PM (aW5/6)

303 Leslie Jones has been horribly violated by a hacker who got into her
website and posted all of her identification, including driver's license
and passport ... and naked photos.



Is that the horrible could-be-tranny who looks like the love child of Mike Tyson and Grace Jones? If ever the cry, "My eyes - the goggles, they do nothing!" would be needed, it would be for peering at naked pix of her.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 24, 2016 12:39 PM (X6fMO)

304
Every time I open my piehole, the world becomes a dumber place.
Posted by: Neil deGassed Chicken at August 24, 2016 12:33 PM (vtcmf)


Thread winner... shut her down!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 24, 2016 12:39 PM (BK3ZS)

305 Nood. Kabul.

Posted by: johnd01 at August 24, 2016 12:39 PM (ukNFU)

306 "Buttered bread always lands buttered side up. Cats always land on their feet. If we tied a piece of buttered bread on the back of a cat, would we have invented a perpetual motion machine?"

NdGT or... forget it...


Me. 11th grade science fair.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 24, 2016 12:39 PM (19RKp)

307 Think Moo has been banned for a while.


And I meant to soften my comment there, by noting that the idiotic equal budget cuts thing was not typical of all his ideas, which were not uniformly bad.


Even worse, that very idea was enshrined in public policy by the "sequester". Take recently, wildly, inflated spending on many things that aren't even a proper federal responsibility, and cut it just as much as you cut the primary, logical, constitutionally expressly defined federal responsibility - common defense. This was the "logic" of the sequester.


But back to the general topic here, the electorate doesn't "force" anything, it "allows" it. It tolerates it.


The novel, devastating new twist is that at least since 2010, the electorate has spoken comparatively boldly (by historical standards), and yet its clearest messages have been ignored, or thrown back in its face. The linkage that makes govt. "representative" seems broken.


A completely dysfunctional and distorted information environment, and the death-spiral of society being factionalized and looking to govt. to enrich itself regardless of longer term results cloud the picture a bit.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2016 12:40 PM (QDnY+)

308 >>> WTF is Leslie Jones and should I be viewing these pictures? Posted by: Rick in SK at August 24, 2016 12:25 PM (/CIN4)

Ghostbusters chick that had a spat with Milo on Twitter, got him banned because safe spaces.

As a pat on the back NBC flew her out to Rio to comment on the games. She did a behind the scenes bit, danced in the stands for beach volleyball, and did an interview with Ryan Seacrest in which the oly volume level of her voice was LOUD OMG SO LOUD, so it kind of got annoying. Shouty exuberance grates after a while.

Posted by: LizLem at August 24, 2016 12:41 PM (hvf9s)

309 Neil, it's not just politicians the people are forcing to lie!

Posted by: Brian Williams at August 24, 2016 12:41 PM (VAsIq)

310 Neil de Ass Tyson is an idiot.

Posted by: Mark McGilvray at August 24, 2016 12:43 PM (kFBLJ)

311 My sense is that my truth is that I have the notion that we don't realize how much we force posters to drop flaming bags of rhetorical dog poop about the Reformation.

(Want a toke?)

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 24, 2016 12:44 PM (RD7QR)

312 Colin Powell probably told him to say that.

With that being said, wittingly or collectively, I need another nap. Leroy, bring my syringe.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 24, 2016 12:44 PM (ZFUt7)

313 Nah, she just covered the Rio Olympics via twitter. She's been all over twitter and NBC for the past few weeks taking pictures with US athletes, etc.

And now that the Olympics are over.....?

Plus with ratings and such down on the Olympics, she probably found out that she's not the star she thinks she is, or that she's been told by the SJWs that she is.

Besides, how can a website hacker find her passport photos, drivers license info, and naked pictures? I certainly don't store that kind of stuff on MY website....

False flag operation.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 24, 2016 12:44 PM (PFy0L)

314 My sense is that if we could combine a spoon and a knife, we wouldn't know what to call it.

A shovel

Posted by: wooga at August 24, 2016 12:44 PM (wmwTV)

315 It's my ten year old's job to make the ice and keep the ice bin filled.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks
________

At my last job, I told this kid (I think he was 19) to make sure all the staplers were filled. I'd given my notice and I wanted to prepare this kid for my absence two weeks hence. I harped on staplers - said it was his job to make sure that no stapler in the building runs out of staples - told him the added responsibility was important.

My last day, I was talking with the general manager. He says he's leaning toward firing the kid. I said I could go either way - slow to learn but eventually gets it, and he's nice - give him another shot.

Boss was still on the fence, so I told him about his stapler duty. My final suggestion: "If the staplers stay filled, keep him. But if you ever run out of staples, fire him." I don't know the kid's fate at the company, but that was the plan when I left.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 24, 2016 12:45 PM (EUDLj)

316 Posted by: vivi at August 24, 2016 12:30 PM (11H2y)


----------------


Many of those "other" people don't have PR depts or large trucks with an organizational logo on the side to make sure everyone knows they're there. I imagine there have been good acts by all sorts of people that will remain anonymous to everyone but the people they've helped.

Posted by: Soona at August 24, 2016 12:45 PM (Fmupd)

317 302
I think there is a HUGE difference between something being constitutional and something that is a Constitutional responsibility.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at August 24, 2016 12:38 PM (aW5/6)
--
In practical terms, there really isn't a difference. If Congress has a constitutional "responsibility" to maintain a military -- well, Congress can decide whether, in its judgment, that military will consist of the USA armed forces, as we know of them today, or the employ of an aged coot wielding a rusty blunderbuss. The only political body that can make any difference is the voting populace, who would presumably vote out members of Congress who opted for the latter.
This is exactly the same mechanism that allows Congress to decide it can spend the patrimony of the country on entitlement-welfare systems. The only way to hold them to account is to vote them out of office if they don't cut entitlement programs.Now, back to the original topic -- if honesty resonated with the people, having political candidates trumpet from the rooftops that the country is going bankrupt because of reckless spending -- and that spending must be cut immediately -- would be rewarded.It is not. People would much rather believe that their spending must not be touched. And they will punish politicians who deign to say otherwise, the truth be damned.

Posted by: Revenant at August 24, 2016 12:46 PM (3DSAh)

318 Besides, how can a website hacker find her passport photos, drivers license info, and naked pictures?

Some idiots put photos of IDs, credit cards, etc on their phone. So they don't have to carry wallet or remember anything.

Posted by: wooga at August 24, 2016 12:46 PM (wmwTV)

319 Some idiots put photos of IDs, credit cards, etc on their phone. So they don't have to carry wallet or remember anything.

Well, the person said some hacker got into her website.

Her phone I can understand. But why would all that stuff be in her website?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 24, 2016 12:48 PM (PFy0L)

320 In the future it may no longer be possible to collect the collective knowledge of humanity.

Posted by: Neil de Grassy Knoll at August 24, 2016 12:50 PM (ZFUt7)

321 It has now become necessary to dissolve the People.

Posted by: Neil Degrasse Tyson at August 24, 2016 12:52 PM (zj+JZ)

322 (Of course, the courts have ruled that entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare are constitutional also, so this is de facto a distinction without a difference).
Posted by: Revenant
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Well, see, that's my problem. There is a huge, yawning gulf of distinction and difference. When Liberals of my acquaintance say that, I do not let them get away with it. It is a wave-of-hand dismissal of truth. It is a false equivalence, most often intended to distract.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2016 12:52 PM (9mTYi)

323 It's my fault he beats me. I shouldn't provoke him...

Posted by: Askin4It at August 24, 2016 12:54 PM (ILvem)

324 >>320
In the future it may no longer be possible to collect the collective knowledge of humanity. Posted by: Neil de Grassy Knoll at August 24, 2016 12:50 PM (ZFUt7)

Maybe it's just me, but "the collective knowledge" seems to have a kind of weird, double-edged-sword sense to it. Whenever people cite "common knowledge," the BS meter warms up a little...

Posted by: General Zod at August 24, 2016 12:58 PM (Bdeb0)

325 Well, see, that's my problem. There is a huge, yawning gulf of
distinction and difference. When Liberals of my acquaintance say that, I
do not let them get away with it. It is a wave-of-hand dismissal of
truth. It is a false equivalence, most often intended to distract.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2016 12:52 PM (9mTYi)
--Ok. If your position is that Congress cannot spend any money on anything that is not specifically enumerated in the Constitution, then, taken to its logical conclusion, all federal entitlement programs are unconstitutional, as are most federal agencies. This would run afoul of two centuries of Constitutional Law. See McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819).Otherwise, it seems to me that the "yawning gulf of distinction and difference" you reference is really a moral distinction which would justify ending, or reducing one category of spending before reducing or eliminating another, because the link between spending in one category is more directly-tied to an enumerated power of Congress than another.If that's true, then OK. But its a moral position, not a legal one. Its a distinction without a difference to anyone who does not subscribe to the same moral guidance as you.

Posted by: Revenant at August 24, 2016 01:05 PM (3DSAh)

326 No its true. Just like suburban rich kids looking for drugs force inner city youth to deal heroin.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at August 24, 2016 01:07 PM (c0/+W)

327 He's right, of course, but a little late to the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua3toMVfRe8

Posted by: JohnJ at August 24, 2016 01:08 PM (TF/YA)

328 Like those Jimmy Kimmel on-the-street interviews (where the questioner says to an Obama supporter, "Obama wants to build a wall on our southern border," and the person nods in agreement -- not because they agree, but because it was Obama who allegedly said it,) I think comments like Tyson's ought to be anonymous, so people actually have to think about how stupid it is, before it's revealed who said it.

Posted by: red speck at August 24, 2016 01:10 PM (RcEOo)

329 I mean, to be fair, Ben Shapiro has an article at National Review today essentially saying the same thing.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439288/politics-morality-why-politicians-lie-us

Posted by: Hal at August 24, 2016 01:17 PM (9+Yad)

330 Wha? Hillary supporters are bizarre. It's honestly impossible to have an intelligent discussion with them because they come out with crazy crap like this.

Posted by: Bernette at August 24, 2016 01:24 PM (ru2SK)

331 Ah yes, the science version of Obama. But my sense is that it's somehow not racism to be surprised and super impressed when a black guy appears to have average to slightly above average intelligence.

Posted by: 16 paranoia filled days later at August 24, 2016 01:25 PM (x4zgf)

332 Sounds like something George Will used to say.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 24, 2016 12:01 PM (IqV8l)

Or still does!

Posted by: Bernette at August 24, 2016 01:30 PM (ru2SK)

333 There is absolutely no kind of malfeasance these people won't excuse from their own side.

We keep heading down this road, and someone's going to make a lot of money digging graves.

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at August 24, 2016 01:32 PM (LBO1U)

334 Noted idiot is just acknowleging that he wants to be lied to whenever and wherever the truth contradicts his presumptions and would undermine their political power.

Posted by: Alec Rawls at August 24, 2016 01:32 PM (JojTR)

335 who would have guessed the model of the New Age Man would be Baghdad Bob?

Posted by: azjaeger at August 24, 2016 01:34 PM (WcAEo)

336 FTW / Twitter - "Had dinner with Hillary, eh?"

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 24, 2016 01:41 PM (swojM)

337 WTF

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at August 24, 2016 01:54 PM (kQxhJ)

338 This man is considered intelligent and he says something like this. No wonder we are in such dire straits. This passes for intelligent thought.

Posted by: Locke Common at August 24, 2016 02:11 PM (I6Am+)

339 I do think there's something to his thought. If he's trying to excuse Hillary, well then, he is indeed an idiot.

But there are other sorts of lies politicians tell us that are, unfortunately, far more consequential than Hillary's kinds of lies. The biggest example of which is our entitlement state. No politician wants to tell us that we can't have broad-based entitlements for the middle class if the middle class barely pays any income taxes. And this is a lie--maybe it's better called an omission--that people want to here because we all like free lunches.

Posted by: gts109 at August 24, 2016 02:23 PM (Deogo)

340 the tweet makes sense to me. there are better reasons to dislike Tyson than this.

Posted by: KHAN's Other Wife at August 24, 2016 03:07 PM (taXZ8)

341 I would comment on NDT, but I only deficate once per day.
Good thing guys like him know that we pay for his salary as a manager of a city-run, stated-funded, federally-cared for planetarium that America deals with him on a daily basis as a manager of the sane caliber as my daughter at the MerryGoRound from the 80's.

Sucks to be him: a man four levels below Bill Nye, the science Di-
Arrhrea...

Posted by: JDubya at August 24, 2016 04:18 PM (+gTWi)

342 I will never lie to you.

Posted by: Jimmah Carter at August 24, 2016 05:17 PM (ndGCC)

343 Kipling already covered it 114 years ago:

"NO DOUBT but ye are the People-your throne is above the King's.
Whoso speaks in your presence must say acceptable things:
Bowing the head in worship, bending the knee in fear-
Bringing the word well smoothen-such as a King should hear."

"No doubt but ye are the People-absolute, strong, and wise;
Whatever your heart has desired ye have not withheld from your eyes.
On your own heads, in your own hands, the sin and the saving lies!"

The problem with Tyson's version is that he lacks the self-reflection to realize that he lies just as much, if not more, than politicians.

Posted by: Sam at August 24, 2016 07:39 PM (x15d2)

344 His cult is made up mostly of anti-Christian BIGOTS like himself.

They love having a guy that can pose as a "scientist" who openly HATES Christians as much as they do.

Haven't ever met a single NDT worshiper that cared a whit, or knew anything at all, about actual science.

Posted by: Aarradin at August 25, 2016 03:56 AM (+7Wfv)

345 Neil get off de GRASSE Mon.............

Posted by: saf at August 25, 2016 10:31 AM (+zN6H)

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