Salty Rivers of Hot Shame Run Down the Fat Traitor's Cheeks of John Brennan

... as John Brennan learns that he is no longer permitted to access classified information.

Former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of President Trump, found out he had been blocked from accessing his classified notes and records while working on his new memoir.

He writes in his forthcoming book, Undaunted: My Fight Against Americaís Enemies, at Home and Abroad, that after months of "haggling" he discovered the CIA was abiding by the directive Trump gave in August 2018 "that purportedly forbids anyone in the intelligence community from sharing classified information with me."

The White House confirmed the directive was being enforced, which is news considering the New York Times reported in May of last year that the president never revoked Brennan's security clearance.

"The President has constitutional authority to control access to classified information, which he exercised here in view of Mr. Brennan's erratic behavior and the Presidentís belief that access to classified information should be solely for the benefit of the government and the American people," White House spokesman Judd Deere said.


Brennan, who acknowledges he is in the "crosshairs" of the criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, claimed he asked the CIA for his official records including his personal notes and any classified CIA documents that he had signed, but the agency denied his request.

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1 #LOLGF

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 29, 2020 01:53 PM (yQpMk)

2 st?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 01:53 PM (hYcqw)

3 neckless

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 01:53 PM (t4of4)

4 Afternoon, Horde

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 29, 2020 01:53 PM (8C7+r)

5 I love it when salty rivers of hot shame run down my cheeks!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 29, 2020 01:53 PM (hYcqw)

6 The White House confirmed the directive was being enforced, which is news considering the New York Times reported in May of last year that the president never revoked Brennan's security clearance.

*************

I am stunned and shocked and shocked and stunned to learn the news might not have reported something accurately.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love for Zooey Deschanel at July 29, 2020 01:54 PM (+dsLj)

7 5 I love it when salty rivers of hot shame run down my cheeks!
Posted by: Sandra Fluke

...

#MeToo!!!

Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 01:54 PM (PbpT7)

8 Former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of President Trump, found out he had been blocked from accessing his classified notes and records while working on his new memoir.

put tracers on anyone who tries to even open this stuff and hand it over to him

set the trap, put out the bait

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 01:54 PM (t4of4)

9 heh

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 29, 2020 01:54 PM (UWqZJ)

10 Hi. Thought I would get here early.

Posted by: tubal at July 29, 2020 01:54 PM (90T4r)

11 Brennan was going to lie and make shit up anyway. Now he has an excuse.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at July 29, 2020 01:55 PM (uhPTO)

12 So sad /sarc

Posted by: A lotta nerve at July 29, 2020 01:55 PM (JdcHc)

13 So sad... Not

Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 01:55 PM (Zmnko)

14 Buckle up.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 29, 2020 01:55 PM (luzVb)

15 Don't get your prayer rug wet there, champ.

Posted by: Joe Mama at July 29, 2020 01:55 PM (Z2qFv)

16 ALL RIGHT!!!

Just makes sense.

#traitor

Posted by: charlotte the sailor at July 29, 2020 01:56 PM (/rsCS)

17 th

Posted by: Dad of Six at July 29, 2020 01:56 PM (XrTBx)

18 Good
Jail or an unmarked grave next, plz

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 29, 2020 01:56 PM (l4C/z)

19 Suck it Commie Moai!

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 29, 2020 01:56 PM (k/TB6)

20 Reporting for duty!

Posted by: Judge Humuhumunukunukuapua'a at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (DTX3h)

21 I heard he is both a communist and Islamic jihadi.

So fuck him. In that case, he is lucky to be alive
And Xe should have never had access in the first place.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (1eJby)

22 Well good to hear he actually lost his clearance.

As they say on Twitter cry more.

Posted by: blaster at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (ZfRYq)

23 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (Zz0t1)

24 Good. This getting to keep clearance forever bullshit needs to be brought to an end.

Want to do the revolving door in and out of government service? Go through the vetting process every time.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (GbPPJ)

25 Brennan, who acknowledges he is in the "crosshairs" of the criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, claimed he asked the CIA for his official records including his personal notes and any classified CIA documents that he had signed, but the agency denied his request.


He'll get to see some of his notes. In discovery at his criminal defense.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (gd9RK)

26 "Enemies, At Home and Abroad"???

This ridiculous freak idiot was - boggling any sane mind - employed in the intel community his whole absurd career.

Where does the "enemies at home" come into it?

Posted by: rhomboid at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (OTzUX)

27 Moai can cry?

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (AiZBA)

28 OT, got an email for some Disney planned community (I made the mistake of giving my email out during vacation years ago).

They are selling custom homes in a gated, landscaped area. Lovely, lovely indeed.

Everything is 2 to 3 million dollars.

Fuck that. I'm no ANTIFA but there is that moment of rage seeing shit like that and knowing I'll NEVER be able to afford living there.

Rabble.

Nice homes though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (l4C/z)

29 Bow. Revoke his security clearance. No fucking reason to keep it.

It's not like they'll be needing to ask him to look at classified information if they already expect he'll share it illegally.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (dhqL5)

30 Sorry, John. As it is in the private sector, if you're taking the notes about your work that you're being paid for, it's not your "personal notes." The one paying you owns those notes. If they want to keep them, they can.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (Zz0t1)

31 SPONGE!!!!!

Posted by: Dad of Six at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (XrTBx)

32 I don't mean to impute testicles to the man, but:

The balls on this guy!

Posted by: Parker at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (zV/fi)

33 >>>21 I heard he is both a communist and Islamic jihadi.


he admits he previously voted communist.

The "Islamic convert" thing is so widely traveled I imagine it's true.

In that dumb show Homeland, the head of the CIA was a Muslim convert. Gotta think they got that from one of their consultants formerly of the CIA.

Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (PbpT7)

34
Brennan, who acknowledges he is in the "crosshairs" of the criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, claimed he asked the CIA for his official records including his personal notes and any classified CIA documents that he had signed, but the agency denied his request.



You're a common two-bit citizen now, dog. WTF makes you think you get to keep your mitt in the cookie jar?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (oVJmc)

35 Too bad we couldn't break out the Brennan Skull for this. It does need to be a better story.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (bFcrv)

36 A love song to John Brennan:

May the bird of paradise fly up your nose
May an elephant caress you with his toes
May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose
May the bird of paradise fly up your nose

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (o2MD2)

37 When you turn in the badge, your clearance should end (as it does in most cases). Ridiculous that it's any different for these sub-mediocre nutcases.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (OTzUX)

38 "He'll get to see some of his notes. In discovery at his criminal defense."

Sheer poetry.

Posted by: nip at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (yoqcZ)

39 ...the agency denied his request


Translation: Stick it where the sun don't shine, you slimy scumbag

Posted by: The DNC at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (w9Wax)

40 Also Deere's answer is perfect. Yes, we did it, we have the authority to do it, and yeah that dude is looney we should be doing it.

Posted by: blaster at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (ZfRYq)

41
Want to do the revolving door in and out of government service? Go through the vetting process every time.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (GbPPJ)


This.

It's so common senseical, it seems BAT SHIT CRAZY.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (Zz0t1)

42 Brennan, who is not employed by the US government, stunned that the US government has denied him access to classified information.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (HXfmH)

43 i've heard it claimed that it is fairly typical for overt CIA agents in muslim countries to "convert to Islam," just because it makes their jobs easier (and safer). I've heard (no proof, just heard it claimed) this is a kind of standard CIA move that shouldn't be taken as all that serious.

Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (PbpT7)

44 LOLGFY

and it's about time they remember the OTHER half of access to classified information. It's not just clearance level, IT'S NEED TO KNOW.

IF YOU DON'T WORK IN GOVT ANYMORE YOU DON'T NEED TO FUCKING KNKOW.

sorry for yelling.

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (8D42x)

45 Well good to hear he actually lost his clearance.

As they say on Twitter cry more.
Posted by: blaster


He's only been blocked. He hasn't officially lost it yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (dhqL5)

46
Good. This getting to keep clearance forever bullshit needs to be brought to an end.

Want to do the revolving door in and out of government service? Go through the vetting process every time.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (GbPPJ)






This.

Keeping your clearance after leaving a gov't job is just a subsidy for whatever military contractor or commie think tank you end up working for. They have plenty of money to pay for a new background check and vetting.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:00 PM (EGyGV)

47 26 "Enemies, At Home and Abroad"???

This ridiculous freak idiot was - boggling any sane mind - employed in the intel community his whole absurd career.

Where does the "enemies at home" come into it?

Posted by: rhomboid at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (OTzUX)

You know

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 29, 2020 02:00 PM (l4C/z)

48 Throw his ass in jail... better yet... firing squad

Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 02:00 PM (Zmnko)

49 Good. This getting to keep clearance forever bullshit needs to be brought to an end.

Want to do the revolving door in and out of government service? Go through the vetting process every time.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (GbPPJ)
+++++++++++++
That's a grossly unfair stance, AtC. If their clearances get pulled when their service or employment is complete, then they can't act as semi-spooks for the media and leak information to further their own careers and ideologies. Why, what you're proposing is tantamount to saying that these glorious men *shouldn't* retain hidden benefits that enrich them in the private sector while they work against the interests of the American people!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:00 PM (hYcqw)

50 A love song to John Brennan:

May the bird of paradise fly up your nose
May an elephant caress you with his toes
May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose
May the bird of paradise fly up your nose
Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (o2MD2)


It's the worm looking out the birds ass.

"You wouldn't shit me, would ya?"

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:00 PM (Zz0t1)

51 Where does the "enemies at home" come into it?

Posted by: rhomboid at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (OTzUX)

He sees one every time he looks in a mirror.

Posted by: Bete at July 29, 2020 02:00 PM (Ojki1)

52 If Barr was worth a damn this cockbite would be chewing his pillow while pleasuring inmates in the federal slammer.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 29, 2020 02:01 PM (o2MD2)

53 Enemies at home......funny.

You worked for the most criminal administration in American history.

Seems YOU are the enemy.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:01 PM (Zz0t1)

54 Lies like a prayer rug.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 29, 2020 02:01 PM (k/TB6)

55 I am stunned and shocked and shocked and stunned to learn the news might not have reported something accurately.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love for Zooey Deschanel at July 29, 2020 01:54 PM (+dsLj)


Layers upon layers of highly professional fact checkers...

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 29, 2020 02:01 PM (y7DUB)

56 His tiny violin is playing too loud.

Posted by: cjhmhch at July 29, 2020 02:01 PM (eSgwh)

57 BUT I was assured as recently as this morning on here, that not was ever gonna happen

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at July 29, 2020 02:02 PM (1Dmt5)

58 Brennan always looks like he's trying to take a problem shit.

Posted by: CrustyB at July 29, 2020 02:02 PM (qXzGC)

59 It really kinda makes me feel stupid that I have to read Ace's headlines four or five times to get the inflection right to actually understand what he's saying.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:02 PM (Zz0t1)

60 Brennan always looks like he's trying to take a problem shit.
Posted by: CrustyB at July 29, 2020 02:02 PM (qXzGC)


You are what you eat, so.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:02 PM (Zz0t1)

61 Imagine how shocked I was to learn that late spring / early summer was actually Labor Day. I guess I won't be shocked when Labor Day is actually Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 29, 2020 02:02 PM (r+sAi)

62 Good. This getting to keep clearance forever bullshit needs to be brought to an end.

Want to do the revolving door in and out of government service? Go through the vetting process every time.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM (GbPPJ)

I was under the impression that a clearance expired after 12 months after service, or something like that.

I'm now stunned to learn they last forever. or is that only for the very special people at the top...

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 29, 2020 02:03 PM (8D42x)

63 He's only been blocked. He hasn't officially lost it yet.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (dhqL5)
**********
That Parrot is dead

It isn't dead it is sleeping

No it is dead

No it is just sleeping

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at July 29, 2020 02:03 PM (1Dmt5)

64 That's a grossly unfair stance, AtC. If their clearances get pulled when their service or employment is complete, then they can't act as semi-spooks for the media and leak information to further their own careers and ideologies. Why, what you're proposing is tantamount to saying that these glorious men *shouldn't* retain hidden benefits that enrich them in the private sector while they work against the interests of the American people!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:00 PM (hYcqw)


Was it Brennan or Comey or someone else who whinged that if his clearance was yanked it would prevent him for getting jobs and no one ever answered why can't you just go through the vetting to be cleared again, I mean, the process must be cut down significantly since you were obviously being watched for what you were doing with the clearance you had already, right?

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at July 29, 2020 02:03 PM (GbPPJ)

65 >>>59 It really kinda makes me feel stupid that I have to read Ace's headlines four or five times to get the inflection right to actually understand what he's saying.


nah I really jammed too many words into this.

kind of like Brennan's had too many dicks in his asshole.

Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 02:03 PM (PbpT7)

66 al-Brennan would be the first to swing if we still had rule if law.

Fat fvcking traitorous bastard.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:04 PM (FtO5h)

67 >>>58 Brennan always looks like he's trying to take a problem shit.

yeah he looks like he's angry with his shit and is breaking up with it

Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 02:04 PM (PbpT7)

68 I saw Salty Rivers open up for Murder Hag back in 1999.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2020 02:04 PM (bFcrv)

69
nah I really jammed too many words into this.

kind of like Brennan's had too many dicks in his asshole.
Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 02:03 PM (PbpT7)


That helps.

THANKS!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:05 PM (Zz0t1)

70
In that dumb show Homeland, the head of the CIA was a Muslim convert. Gotta think they got that from one of their consultants formerly of the CIA.
Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (PbpT7)






Fredric Lehne's character in Zero Dark Thirty, there's a scene where he's fucking up the knees on his suit pants while finishing up his prayers in his office.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:05 PM (EGyGV)

71 The "Islamic convert" thing is so widely traveled I imagine it's true.

In that dumb show Homeland, the head of the CIA was a Muslim convert. Gotta think they got that from one of their consultants formerly of the CIA.
Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French


So is James Greer in Jack Ryan. (Played by Wendell Pierce)

Sorry. I learned everything I need to know about islam on 9/11.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:05 PM (dhqL5)

72 nah I really jammed too many words into this.

kind of like Brennan's had too many dicks in his asshole.
Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 02:03 PM (PbpT7)


One man's too many words is another man's just enough words.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 29, 2020 02:05 PM (AiZBA)

73 Cry harder, bitchtits.

And then go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at July 29, 2020 02:05 PM (wtvvX)

74
Brennan is such a dolt. He and Comey - the two of them make me feel a sense of shame myself. That we allowed ourselves to be conquered by people of this caliber is very sad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 29, 2020 02:05 PM (Tm4zg)

75 Was it Brennan or Comey or someone else who whinged that if his clearance was yanked it would prevent him for getting jobs and no one ever answered why can't you just go through the vetting to be cleared again, I mean, the process must be cut down significantly since you were obviously being watched for what you were doing with the clearance you had already, right?
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at July 29, 2020 02:03 PM (GbPPJ)
++++++++++++
I think it was Brennan who said it would be unfair to pull his now (theoretically) unused clearances because it made his employment in the media harder.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:05 PM (hYcqw)

76 Keeping your clearance after leaving a gov't job is just a subsidy for whatever military contractor or commie think tank you end up working for. They have plenty of money to pay for a new background check and vetting.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:00 PM (EGyGV)


I understand that it takes over a year to yank someone's clearance, but that having a clearance doesn't mean you necessarily get access to classified material. That can be yanked in a heartbeat, while the bureaucracy grinds away on yanking the clearance itself.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 29, 2020 02:06 PM (GRbI+)

77 The response to his request should have Been a sad trombone. This asshole is under criminal investigation.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at July 29, 2020 02:06 PM (ShJ3E)

78 Salty Rivers.

Joan Rivers's illegitimate bastard son fathered by Mr. Peanut.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:06 PM (Zz0t1)

79 John Brennan is a real piece of work. His fingerprints are all over the "Russiagate" hoax.

Posted by: mrp at July 29, 2020 02:06 PM (Pqytn)

80 Good. This getting to keep clearance forever bullshit needs to be brought to an end.

Want to do the revolving door in and out of government service? Go through the vetting process every time.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at July 29, 2020 01:57 PM

It shocked me to learn that government cared even less about security than rinky-dink businesses that deactivated all keycards and logins before firing employees and escorting them to the parking lot.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 29, 2020 02:06 PM (/+bwe)

81 Hill is gonna put on black face like an inkspot and be the vp!!

Posted by: vizzy at July 29, 2020 02:06 PM (YGg5b)

82 >>>77 The response to his request should have Been a sad trombone.

(red light flashes with a sad "bong" noise)

Posted by: Captain Pike In His Black Box at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (PbpT7)

83 He will get to see them soon enough, along with any other Brady material.

Unlike Mike Flynn.

Posted by: motionview at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (bd51w)

84 Why do these assholes always have penis of the face?

Posted by: Max Power at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (q177U)

85 81 Hill is gonna put on black face like an inkspot and be the vp!!

Well, she has a black heart

Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (Zmnko)

86 7 5 I love it when salty rivers of hot shame run down my cheeks!
Posted by: Sandra Fluke

...

#MeToo!!!
Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 01:54 PM (PbpT7)


Why is everyone looking at me?

Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (GRbI+)

87
I think it was Brennan who said it would be unfair to pull his now (theoretically) unused clearances because it made his employment in the media harder.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:05 PM (hYcqw)

-------

Yeah... if they pull your clearance for leaking, then "but without my clearance, I can't leak!" isn't a super-strong defense.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (Tm4zg)

88 If anyone had any doubts that Trump is Putin's agent, then this treasonous action by Trump to usurp the authority of the Intelligence Community and deny John Brennan his rightful privileges should finally put them to rest.

Perhaps it is time for some bombing sorties over a few Russian oil fields just to let Putin know that America is not his bitch!

Posted by: Max Boot at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (nueUx)

89 he discovered the CIA was abiding by the directive Trump gave in August 2018 "that purportedly forbids anyone in the intelligence community from sharing classified information with me."


I thought government agencies didn't have to enforce or follow directives they don't agree with. That is not how it works?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (dNzKv)

90 Awwww. So tragic.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (9hauA)

91 Brennan always looks like he's trying to send you rapey mindthoughts and hoping you pick up on them, but also trying to act totally normal just in case you don't.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (bFcrv)

92 Whew.


A very minor thing but still something.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (nRWPy)

93 84 Why do these assholes always have penis of the face?

You know what they say: You are what you eat!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (FtO5h)

94 BLM are not Marxists (workers are the vanguard), they are Black Maoists (peasants = blacks in America = the vanguard), and direct inheritors of the Black Panthers, which were HEAVILY funded by the ChiComs...

Also, Brennan can and probably has tongue punched Nadler's fart box while kneeling in Muslim prayer and being sodomized by a goat. The 'Muslim Threeway.'

Posted by: Cyrious Memberpate at July 29, 2020 02:08 PM (K7/OQ)

95 Hate to be that guy, but errrrrr what took so long?

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2020 02:08 PM (bFcrv)

96 Why is everyone looking at me?
Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker at July 29, 2020 02:07 PM (GRbI+)


Fag.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:08 PM (Zz0t1)

97 It shocked me to learn that government cared even less about security than rinky-dink businesses that deactivated all keycards and logins before firing employees and escorting them to the parking lot.


Right? Corporate America has that down to an art.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 29, 2020 02:08 PM (gd9RK)

98 45
Well good to hear he actually lost his clearance.



As they say on Twitter cry more.

Posted by: blaster





He's only been blocked. He hasn't officially lost it yet.


maybe he just left it in his other pants.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 29, 2020 02:08 PM (sGtp+)

99 Latest polls out of Ethiopia show biden ahead 88-5 with 7% undecided.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (dNzKv)

100 It shocked me to learn that government cared even less about security than rinky-dink businesses that deactivated all keycards and logins before firing employees and escorting them to the parking lot.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 29, 2020 02:06 PM (/+bwe)
++++++++++
Yeah. When someone is severed from my company, all access - electronic and physical - is revoked immediately. If they have given notice, it terminates during their last day of employment and the next trip out the door is the last.

The government is sloppy, incompetent and malevolent. So they don't bother doing it right.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (hYcqw)

101 Fredric Lehne's character in Zero Dark Thirty,
there's a scene where he's fucking up the knees on his suit pants while
finishing up his prayers in his office.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:05 PM (EGyGV)

Exactly who I thought it was when I watched ZDT.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (k/TB6)

102 Maybe he can stuff his classified notes up his ass. The other sad idiot already hid them In his pants. So that's been done.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (ShJ3E)

103 he has a way with words

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (t4of4)

104 The very conservative case for avowed Communist John Brennan to be able to access Secret documents to use capitalism to make book money.....by Jonah Goldberg

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (nRWPy)

105 I learned everything I need to know about islam on 9/11.
Posted by: rickb223


Sorry. That's not true. I RE-LEARNED everything I'd previously learned in '79, '83, '93 & 2000.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (dhqL5)

106 One of the important aspects of this whole farce is John and Jane Q. Citizen finding out more about how Washington *really* "works". It was an eye-opener to learn that all sorts of former fed employees were retaining their ability to view classified information long past the point of any *national* benefit of their doing so.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (uquGJ)

107 My God has commanded me to denounce this shredding of norms by President Trump. (How's that, Joe? Am I still in the running? Am I, huh? My God has commanded me to accept if you offer. Just sayin')

Posted by: Mutt Rombley at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (FtO5h)

108 65 >>>59 It really kinda makes me feel stupid that I have to read Ace's headlines four or five times to get the inflection right to actually understand what he's saying.


nah I really jammed too many words into this.

kind of like Brennan's had too many dicks in his asshole.
Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 02:03 PM (PbpT7)

...

There is a fatwa clearly stating that's okay since I'm getting ready for a bomb up there.

Posted by: Brennan at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (yL25O)

109 I hope this investigation does more than affect his book deal.




It shocked me to learn that government cared even less about security than rinky-dink businesses that deactivated all keycards and logins before firing employees and escorting them to the parking lot.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 29, 2020 02:06 PM (/+bwe)

Hospitals remove your access as soon as you quit, are terminated or retire. Naturally no patient info, but when you leave you can't even get in house emails and notifications, let alone emails from former patients about treatment issues or referrals. Amazing that govt people in sensitive positions keep their access.

Posted by: CN at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (ONvIw)

110 OT past 100, But since Gohmert has tested positive for China virus Barr is now being tested... Is it wrong of me to hope Gohmert coughed on Nadler?

Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (Zmnko)

111 Don't worry, CIA director Haspel probably already has cut outs giving him the data.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (IYZ+m)

112 What's my security, Clarence?

Posted by: John Brennan in Airplane! at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (oVJmc)

113
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (t4of4)


HE LOVES US!

HE REALLY LOVES US!!!


Of course, he'll be called a racist and elitist for this.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)

114 "Brennan, who acknowledges he is in the "crosshairs" of the criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Durham..."

#TWOWEEKS, folks.

Winter may indeed coming for the Coup C*cks Clan, after all.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (6xA3t)

115 It's a start, a very small start, but a start.

Posted by: acethepug at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (+HMLE)

116 I heard that Benedict Arnold also had his security clearance pulled.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (unn44)

117 What's my security, Clarence?
Posted by: John Brennan in Airplane! at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (oVJmc)


Same as the frequency.

Posted by: REM at July 29, 2020 02:11 PM (Zz0t1)

118 that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...

It is funny how that rule had no effect on Palo Alto.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 29, 2020 02:11 PM (dNzKv)

119 John will have to consult his Iranian beach friends for the info.

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at July 29, 2020 02:11 PM (WX+x0)

120 Brennan looks like he is the evil CIA guy n every movie except those characters are evil geniuses . Brennan is only evil.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 29, 2020 02:11 PM (2DOZq)

121 Didn't know Brennan played a tiny violin.

Posted by: dantesed at July 29, 2020 02:11 PM (88xKn)

122 119 John will have to consult his Iranian beach friends for the info

Or his friends in China

Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 02:11 PM (Zmnko)

123 NYPost: Cuomo blames de Blasio's Rikers releases, anti-cop attitude for NYC crime wave

Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (3aI0K)

124 116 I heard that Benedict Arnold also had his security clearance pulled.

Well, after Washington let him slip away from West Point, he did. Washington was kind of Deep Statish about it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (FtO5h)

125
Brennan looks like he is the evil CIA guy n every movie except those characters are evil geniuses . Brennan is only evil.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 29, 2020 02:11 PM (2DOZq)

-------

He's astonishingly dull.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (Tm4zg)

126 OT past 100, But since Gohmert has tested positive for China virus Barr is now being tested... Is it wrong of me to hope Gohmert coughed on Nadler?
Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (Zmnko)


I'm hoping he wiped his ass with his bare hand before entering and shaking Nadler's hand, but I'm a sick fuck sometimes.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (Zz0t1)

127 103 he has a way with words
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He also knows that two can play the "election year" game. Good luck attacking him for this one, lefties!!!!

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (bFcrv)

128 The one smarmy smug bastard in all of this that i wanted to see dragged off to jail. Such an arrogant self righteous pissant.

Worse than Comey if that's possible.

*sigh*

It's just not to be. I could wish a year from now he falls down his stairs and becomes a quadriplegic with a 400 lb black male nurse to take care of him.

Just the image soothes my soul.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (exghZ)

129 Speaking of traitors, Jalope takes a page from Donkey Chompers book.

Dem Rep. Jayapal Downplays Rioting: "You Know, Some Protesters At Some Building In Portland"

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Apparently, somebody did something.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (+y/Ru)

130 Of course, he'll be called a racist and elitist for this.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)


oh, his twitter feed alone is full of that already

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (t4of4)

131 > If they have given notice, it terminates during their last day of employment and the next trip out the door is the last.

Really security-conscious firms terminate access and escort them out the moment notice is given, preferring to just take the hit on the unearned salary.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (unn44)

132 NYPost: Cuomo blames de Blasio's Rikers releases, anti-cop attitude for NYC crime wave
Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (3aI0K)


Chick fight!

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (AiZBA)

133 As I and others have said, you do not necessarily need your security clearance revoked. If I remember correctly PDT revoked brennans "Need to Know" which is tantamount to cutting him off cold. For example I have a security clearance but what I also have is a pretty wide access to multiple systems. Each system has very specific "need to know" requirements. You don't just waddle up to a system and say here is my clearance, let me in. They always ask why and who is approving your access

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (tsZQ+)

134 It really kinda makes me feel stupid that I have to read Ace's headlines four or five times to get the inflection right to actually understand what he's saying.

*****************

I just ignore ace's headlines, all of his content and go straight to the comments.

Isn't that what everybody does?

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love for Zooey Deschanel at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (+dsLj)

135 >>>Also, Brennan can and probably has tongue punched Nadler's fart box while kneeling in Muslim prayer and being sodomized by a goat. The 'Muslim Threeway.'
Posted by: Cyrious Memberpate at July 29, 2020 02:08 PM (K7/OQ)

Lucky Abdul > Lucky Pierre

Posted by: Max Power at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (q177U)

136 123 NYPost: Cuomo blames de Blasio's Rikers releases, anti-cop attitude for NYC crime wave
======

OK now do something about it.

Posted by: Pliney at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (nzKWW)

137 Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual David French at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (PbpT7)

The Horde's own Moki worked with/for/near him in Saudi Arabia when she was with the State Dept. She is completely positive he converted.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (uquGJ)

138 Willowed but in addition I think this link needed to be posted again.

https://bit.ly/2CRx7DT

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 29, 2020 01:50 PM

Thanks for posting this. You can't even assume now that a Governor wouldn't post an outright lie that would immediately be exposed. These people jare insane.

I withdraw my earlier anger and now assume anything and everything from the Left side , no matter from who. is a lie until proven otherwise.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (2DOZq)

139 96 days to the election
Anyone think that Mexico will be paying for the wall?

Posted by: Unit 29155 at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (2gwoV)

140 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (t4of4)

HE LOVES US!

HE REALLY LOVES US!!!

Of course, he'll be called a racist and elitist for this.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)

the best counter is asking if ONLY minority people live in low income housing?

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (8D42x)

141 Speaking of traitors, Jalope takes a page from Donkey Chompers book.

Dem Rep. Jayapal Downplays Rioting: "You Know, Some Protesters At Some Building In Portland"

-
Apparently, somebody did something.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 29, 2020 02:12 PM (+y/Ru)


That was Ilhan Omar, not Bugeyed Teethdragger.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (Zz0t1)

142 A clearance doesn't give anyone access to anything they want access to. That's not how it works. Not how any of that works.

It should be irrelevant if any of these guys *kept* their clearances or not. Once you leave a job you lose your "need to know" anything classified related to that job. A clearance isn't a pass key.

Posted by: Synova at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (BD/yx)

143 Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (t4of4)


Uhhhh, no. That is both arbitrary AND capricious

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge at July 29, 2020 02:14 PM (dNzKv)

144 128 It's just not to be. I could wish a year from now he falls down his stairs and becomes a quadriplegic with a 400 lb black male nurse to take care of him.

I'm picturing the fate of Ted on Breaking Bad. Paralyzed for life just because he wouldn't settle up his taxes with Uncle Sam. al-Brennan did worse and deserves it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:14 PM (FtO5h)

145 I was under the impression that a clearance expired after 12 months after service, or something like that.

I'm now stunned to learn they last forever. or is that only for the very special people at the top...
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 29, 2020 02:03 PM (8D42x)


You normally have up to two years after leaving a job to find another position or your clearance expires, assuming it doesn't expire in the meanwhile. The thing about people at the top is that they might be called back to answer questions or provide advice on matters related to their time in their position, and it's easier to keep their clearance up to date and simply have them read back on to whatever they need.

It's not a horrible idea, but obviously has become horribly abused.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 29, 2020 02:14 PM (SgjGX)

146 Right? Corporate America has that down to an art.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 29, 2020 02:08 PM (gd9RK)

Worked for a company that would walk you out the door the moment you gave your 2 weeks notice. Boom out on the street with your boxes. They couldn't figure out why people just didn't show up for work some day.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at July 29, 2020 02:14 PM (IYZ+m)

147
the best counter is asking if ONLY minority people live in low income housing?
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (8D42x)


Urban kids are just as bright as white kids.

- Joe Biden

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:14 PM (Zz0t1)

148 Is today Troll Wednesday ?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 29, 2020 02:14 PM (tsZQ+)

149 103 he has a way with words

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (t4of4)
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Well, I'd call that "Bottom lining" his new policy.

Posted by: WisRich at July 29, 2020 02:14 PM (G0vdT)

150 The one smarmy smug bastard in all of this that i wanted to see dragged off to jail. Such an arrogant self righteous pissant.

-
Sztroker is probably the one I'd most enjoy catching fire. Such a punchable face!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 29, 2020 02:15 PM (+y/Ru)

151 Cry more, bitchtits.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 29, 2020 02:15 PM (NWiLs)

152
Keeping your clearance after leaving a gov't job is just a subsidy for whatever military contractor or commie think tank you end up working for. They have plenty of money to pay for a new background check and vetting.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:00 PM (EGyGV)

I understand that it takes over a year to yank someone's clearance, but that having a clearance doesn't mean you necessarily get access to classified material. That can be yanked in a heartbeat, while the bureaucracy grinds away on yanking the clearance itself.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 29, 2020 02:06 PM (GRbI+)







For the TS guys, perhaps.

It might be different now, but back in the 80s if you had a Secret clearance and got a DUI the Army would yank your clearance within 12 hours. Our NBC NCO got a DUI over a weekend, lost his clearance on Sunday and by Monday morning the Headquarters Company 1SG dragged me over to sign for the whole NBC room specifically because I had a valid clearance.

Started some epic shouting matches between Top and the S3 ops sergeant that I worked for. The "compromise" was "Congratulations SPC Cur, you are now doing BOTH jobs at once. Don't fuck it up or we'll Article 15 your ass."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:15 PM (EGyGV)

153 A clearance doesn't give anyone access to anything they want access to. That's not how it works. Not how any of that works.

It should be irrelevant if any of these guys *kept* their clearances or not. Once you leave a job you lose your "need to know" anything classified related to that job. A clearance isn't a pass key.
Posted by: Synova at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (BD/yx)

Yup. Exactly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 29, 2020 02:15 PM (tsZQ+)

154 the best counter is asking if ONLY minority people live in low income housing?
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (8D42x)


Poor people are every bit as entitled to good housing as white people.

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 29, 2020 02:15 PM (dNzKv)

155 149 103 he has a way with words

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (t4of4)
-----------

Well, I'd call that "Bottom lining" his new policy.
Posted by: WisRich at July 29, 2020 02:14 PM (G0vdT)



He should have kept them in place in the Hamptons, Malibu and Pacific Heights.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (s2VJv)

156 I know and have worked with Brennan. He's a pompous, arrogant blowhard wannabe spook. He was far more politically ambitious than he ever was competent as an intelligence officer (analyst). I hope he burns.

Posted by: goatexchange at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (AZKJa)

157 I told you not to trust Gary, Gary.

Posted by: Gary Busey at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (MpSu+)

158 Brennan has a face thirsty for fists.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (WfkVv)

159 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 29, 2020 02:09 PM (t4of4)

HE LOVES US!

HE REALLY LOVES US!!!

Of course, he'll be called a racist and elitist for this.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)


How dare he keep the predators from their prey?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (GRbI+)

160 Worked for a company that would walk you out the door the moment you gave your 2 weeks notice. Boom out on the street with your boxes. They couldn't figure out why people just didn't show up for work some day.
=====

My place will let you do your two weeks unless you are going to a competitor, then they tell you to leave the same day.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (vg8iE)

161 The one smarmy smug bastard in all of this that i wanted to see dragged off to jail. Such an arrogant self righteous pissant.
---------

Without knowing the context of this statement, I have to say it would make a wonderful guessing game. Could be a while though.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (bFcrv)

162
Sztroker is probably the one I'd most enjoy catching fire. Such a punchable face!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 29, 2020 02:15 PM (+y/Ru)

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Well, my prediction is that (if *anyone* is indicted) it absolutely can't go above McCabe, and probably not even him. That deranged little peon is likely the ceiling on this thing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (Tm4zg)

163 he discovered the CIA was abiding by the directive Trump gave in August
2018 "that purportedly forbids anyone in the intelligence community
from sharing classified information with me."

==================================

" he discovered ..." LOLOL He knew day one.

Posted by: mrp at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (Pqytn)

164 It should be irrelevant if any of these guys *kept* their clearances or not. Once you leave a job you lose your "need to know" anything classified related to that job. A clearance isn't a pass key.


LOL! Those rules are only for republicans.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (dNzKv)

165 Ha! Shit stain is just making his memoirs up as he goes, so what the hell does he even need access to records for?

Verification?


HA!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (6FeV1)

166 For the TS guys, perhaps.

It might be different now, but back in the 80s if you had a Secret clearance and got a DUI the Army would yank your clearance within 12 hours. Our NBC NCO got a DUI over a weekend, lost his clearance on Sunday and by Monday morning the Headquarters Company 1SG dragged me over to sign for the whole NBC room specifically because I had a valid clearance.

Started some epic shouting matches between Top and the S3 ops sergeant that I worked for. The "compromise" was "Congratulations SPC Cur, you are now doing BOTH jobs at once. Don't fuck it up or we'll Article 15 your ass."
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:15 PM (EGyGV)

You can, a nd people do, get their security clearances suspended fast and all the time, for a variety of reasons until a final determination is made.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (tsZQ+)

167 He should have kept them in place in the Hamptons, Malibu and Pacific Heights.
=====

Especially the Hamptons so those poor, displaced Manhattanites can feel a little at home.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (vg8iE)

168
If you want something interesting to distract from all this shit, NASA is going to launch a new Mars rover tomorrow. It's dubbed Perseverance and is going to land in Jezero Crater, which they think was the home of an ancient martian lake. It will take samples for an eventual return to Earth (by means not yet worked out).

The most interesting thing is it will include a scouting helicopter. This will be the first aircraft flown on another planet.

The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)

169 That was Ilhan Omar, not Bugeyed Teethdragger.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe!

Geez! I'm gonna have to buy a program if I'm gonna keep my commie scum straight!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (+y/Ru)

170 MarsCopter!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:18 PM (FtO5h)

171 He should have kept them in place in the Hamptons, Malibu and Pacific Heights.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (s2VJv)
===
YES!

Also: the temporal clause in first paragraph of the morning report is exquisite!

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 29, 2020 02:18 PM (BRkq2)

172 Brennan should mention that xi now identifies as a muslim trans-American of African ancestry. Surely, the CIA wouldn't want to become known as anti-trans racist islamophobes?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at July 29, 2020 02:18 PM (NVYyb)

173
Geez! I'm gonna have to buy a program if I'm gonna keep my commie scum straight!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (+y/Ru)


Completely understandable.

I help where I can.

We're all in this together.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:18 PM (Zz0t1)

174 Or SpaceCopter

Yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:18 PM (FtO5h)

175 Posted by: ... at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (bFcrv)


I know. Spoiled for choice.


And that's a real sad statement to be so true.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 29, 2020 02:18 PM (exghZ)

176 I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban
Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt
by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...



hooray

Posted by: Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle homeowners standing in the smoking ashes at July 29, 2020 02:18 PM (luzVb)

177 168
If you want something interesting to distract from all this shit, NASA is going to launch a new Mars rover tomorrow. It's dubbed Perseverance and is going to land in Jezero Crater, which they think was the home of an ancient martian lake. It will take samples for an eventual return to Earth (by means not yet worked out).

The most interesting thing is it will include a scouting helicopter. This will be the first aircraft flown on another planet.

The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)

==========

*considers billions of dollars and millions of man hours*

Neat.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 29, 2020 02:19 PM (UWqZJ)

178
Also: the temporal clause in first paragraph of the morning report is exquisite!
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 29, 2020 02:18 PM (BRkq2)


I fake erudition. Gotta go see what you mean.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 29, 2020 02:19 PM (s2VJv)

179 Brennan's impudence is staggering. He expects access to classified info after slandering the administration for four years.

Maybe he should have given it all to a journalist friend a la Comey.

With traitors like these two in the highest echelons of government it's a wonder anything still remains of the country.

Posted by: Decaf at July 29, 2020 02:19 PM (4D+FL)

180 He'll find one of Barky's many stooges in the CIA and will get them anyway. The investigation into the leak will take years.

Posted by: Justsayin' at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (Fs5vw)

181 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.
=====

I'd like this in handgun form, please.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (vg8iE)

182 174
Or SpaceCopter



Yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:18 PM (FtO5h)

String Fellow Mars

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (k/TB6)

183 I wanna be a SpaceCopter Ranger
I wanna live the life of danger

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (FtO5h)

184 The most interesting thing is it will include a scouting helicopter. This will be the first aircraft flown on another planet.

************

Nevermind that shit, Trump said p**y!

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love for Zooey Deschanel at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (+dsLj)

185 Rush is talking about google and it's evil practices and how it owns 90% of the ad revenue on the internet, yet he assists it by telling everyone he googled something during the break.

Everyone MUST stop using google as a household name to kill it.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (Zz0t1)

186 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of
vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples
from afar.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)

==================
It will also help defend against alien drone attacks.

Posted by: Hairy Reid, pedo-Alien tin foil hats sold here! at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (NVYyb)

187 If you want something interesting to distract from all this shit, NASA is going to launch a new Mars rover tomorrow. It's dubbed Perseverance and is going to land in Jezero Crater, which they think was the home of an ancient martian lake. It will take samples for an eventual return to Earth (by means not yet worked out).

The most interesting thing is it will include a scouting helicopter. This will be the first aircraft flown on another planet.

The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)
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It's going to be a great next step in Mars exploration. They've just got to pull off that landing.

Posted by: WisRich at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (G0vdT)

188 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away.


Also handy against Antifa and other assorted commies in your blue cities.



Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (gmo/4)

189 Even the title of his book reeks with oozing entitlement and smug. He's a traitor and has been for decades.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (MVR7y)

190 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.


Don't let them fool you. It is to deal with the Mars Worms.

Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (yQpMk)

191 Posted by: Unit 29155 at July 29, 2020 02:13 PM (2gwoV)

Eventually, one way or the other.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (HXfmH)

192 get your ass to the mars chopper

Posted by: x at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (nFwvY)

193 It's dubbed Perseverance



Why not Persistence?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (dNzKv)

194 160 Worked for a company that would walk you out the door the moment you gave your 2 weeks notice. Boom out on the street with your boxes. They couldn't figure out why people just didn't show up for work some day.
=====

My place will let you do your two weeks unless you are going to a competitor, then they tell you to leave the same day.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (vg8iE)

If YOU are the one leaving (you weren't fired) it makes no sense to perp-walk you out when you give notice. You already knew you were leaving. If you were going to sabotage the servers or download proprietary information you had unlimited time to do it already.

Posted by: Synova at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (BD/yx)

195 181
The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to
20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.

=====



I'd like this in handgun form, please.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (vg8iE)

Phase Plasma Rifle 40 watt range - Only what you see buddy.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (k/TB6)

196 That fvcker Brennan needs to be tried for treason, with its attendant penalties, if found guilty.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (ufFY8)

197 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away.


"Does it come with roller skates and a parachute?"

Posted by: Wile E Coyote at July 29, 2020 02:22 PM (luzVb)

198 190 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.


Don't let them fool you. It is to deal with the Mars Worms.
Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (yQpMk)

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Gotta learn to ride 'em.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 29, 2020 02:22 PM (UWqZJ)

199 OT/ but we are moving 12 thousand troops out of germany... Half to other European countries, my guess Poland, and half back to the States...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 02:22 PM (Zmnko)

200 What's my clearance, Clarence?

It's blocked, John.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2020 02:22 PM (bFcrv)

201 hahahahhaa.....

Posted by: Martian Augusto Pinochet at July 29, 2020 02:22 PM (6FeV1)

202 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)


Want one mounted on my truck.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 29, 2020 02:22 PM (WfkVv)

203 I'd like this in handgun form, please.



Just what you see, Pal.

Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at July 29, 2020 02:22 PM (yQpMk)

204 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)


Not if that Chinese mission to Mars gets there in time to laser it out of the sky.

How do we know if the Chinese really did launch a Mars Mission? They could just say that and no one could prove different. Sure they had to launch something but who knows what it really was?

We really have been just floating along and we'd better get our game faces on and start assuming that the Chinese are going to cross that Bering Strait again and this time they're bringing better transport than a couple sticks and some hides.

They have more bodies under uniform than any other country. If they could transport them they could assume control over most of the world.

Don't think they haven't thought about that. A lot.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 29, 2020 02:22 PM (exghZ)

205 He should have kept them in place in the Hamptons, Malibu and Pacific Heights.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 29, 2020 02:16 PM (s2VJv)
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Pilot programs! The science requires it!
It's not too late to launch pilot programs.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 29, 2020 02:22 PM (BRkq2)

206 Hang Brennan Last.

Posted by: ShainS at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (u1pHs)

207 Nothing bad will happen to John Brennan. I think Trump is all talk. If any of you disagree, I'm reclaiming my time!

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (ftFVW)

208 187
If you want something interesting to distract from all this shit, NASA
is going to launch a new Mars rover tomorrow. It's dubbed Perseverance
and is going to land in Jezero Crater, which they think was the home of
an ancient martian lake. It will take samples for an eventual return to
Earth (by means not yet worked out).



The most interesting thing is it will include a scouting helicopter. This will be the first aircraft flown on another planet.



The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up
to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)

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It's going to be a great next step in Mars exploration. They've just got to pull off that landing. metric vs. imperial measurements and conversions.


Posted by: WisRich at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (G0vdT)

FIFY

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (N39Ws)

209 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)
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Just read the rover is nuclear. That's bad ass.

Posted by: WisRich at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (G0vdT)

210 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away.



Watch out Marvin!

Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (gmo/4)

211 I wanna be a SpaceCopter Ranger
I wanna live the life of danger
Posted by: Guy Smiley


If I should die on a Martian front
Bury me in a Martian c*nt.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (dhqL5)

212
The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.
=====

I'd like this in handgun form, please.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2020 02:20 PM (vg8iE)






Beware of hawt busty gingers named YoSafBridge.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (EGyGV)

213 If YOU are the one leaving (you weren't fired) it makes no sense to perp-walk you out when you give notice. You already knew you were leaving. If you were going to sabotage the servers or download proprietary information you had unlimited time to do it already.
Posted by: Synova at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (BD/yx)


Modern corporations are cesspools full of bitchy, passive-aggressive weaklings.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (SgjGX)

214 Hopefully the Dems retards pissed off Barr enough yesterday for him to release the hounds before the election.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (Jx5Qs)

215 The first question for any dysfunctional practice in government, non-profits, or even private companies is cui bono?

In the case of security clearances, high muckety mucks in the Uniparty use it for the grifting opportunities as they revolve in and out the government office doors. Recently, the two spouses that work in DC along with their assorted relatives, also can hang their hat on such things as a signifier that they are a member of the "club".

Republican chair warmers are often just interested in the grift, while Dems chair warmers like the grift plus exercising power from behind the curtains through the interlocking think tank/law firms/lobbying firms. Both species like to preen in the public spotlight as well in the media which aids their other grifting and power goals.

Notice how quickly the PTB came down upon poor ordinary sailor who took some pictures of his sub. Compare his treatment with the CIA bugging senators in the Senate SCIF under Brennan's orders.

Posted by: whig at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (OLiBJ)

216 I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!


YES!!!!!

Posted by: Max Power at July 29, 2020 02:24 PM (q177U)

217 Just read the rover is nuclear. That's bad ass.
Posted by: WisRich



Better to see the puff when it wrecks.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:24 PM (dhqL5)

218 Brennan above all others should be indicted. He is such a worm, I'm sure he would turn on Obama.

Posted by: iandeal at July 29, 2020 02:24 PM (SEgpK)

219 CSPAN3....Dem congresshole is giving Appe CEO Tim Cook some surprise anal, but not in the way Cook likes it.

Posted by: BluesFish at July 29, 2020 02:24 PM (6+zDD)

220 It is funny how that rule had no effect on Palo Alto.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 29, 2020 02:11 PM (dNzKv)
++++++++
Palo Alto, Cupertino and Mountain View aren't real places. The normal rules don't apply to them. They're company towns, and indeed are executive company towns. No one else can really afford to live there. Yet, as you say, they don't reflect what you would expect them to given what they are.

The problem is who lives there. A purely on-paper assessment would indicate that these places should be heaven. But they're not, for the same reason that heaven wouldn't be if we could pack our bags and go there as-is and all other things being equal. They are populated with the people who populate them, the people who deny reality and play sociological and technocratic make-believe and damn the consequences. They ruin wherever they go, on this plane or the next.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:24 PM (hYcqw)

221 As a former Fed I can say without a doubt a clearance can be pulled (revoked) in as little as a couple hours. It really comes down to the number and location of all the various systems, connections, etc. that have to actually cut off access.

I've personally done it numerous times for systems under my direct purview. In about 5 minutes.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 29, 2020 02:25 PM (3H9h1)

222 219 CSPAN3....Dem congresshole is giving Appe CEO Tim Cook some surprise anal, but not in the way Cook likes it.
Posted by: BluesFish at July 29, 2020 02:24 PM (6+zDD)

=========

"You are not doing enough to make sure that conservatives cannot speak in the modern public square! You are an enemy of the state!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 29, 2020 02:25 PM (UWqZJ)

223 They have more bodies under uniform than any other country. If they could transport them they could assume control over most of the world.

Don't think they haven't thought about that. A lot.



Korea disembued Mao of that idea. Winnie might have forgotten though.

Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at July 29, 2020 02:25 PM (yQpMk)

224 209
The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to
20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)

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Just read the rover is nuclear. That's bad ass.

Posted by: WisRich at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (G0vdT)

WHY ARE WE DESTROYING THE UNIVERSE!!!
*weeps*

Posted by: AWFL at July 29, 2020 02:25 PM (Jx5Qs)

225 Just read the rover is nuclear. That's bad ass.





Better to see the puff when it wrecks.


Or hit the self destruct button if the ChiComs make a move on it.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 29, 2020 02:25 PM (luzVb)

226 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away.


Remember all the instant martins need is one drop of water to reconstitute. Then we will be up to our arm pits in martians.



Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:26 PM (gmo/4)

227 I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban
Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt
by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...

-------

But I drive a Pilot

Posted by: josephistan at July 29, 2020 02:26 PM (Izzlo)

228 They have more bodies under uniform than any other country. If they could transport them they could assume control over most of the world.

Don't think they haven't thought about that. A lot.
Posted by: jakee308





China has 3 million under arms.

America sells 70 million hunting licenses annually.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:26 PM (dhqL5)

229 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.

AND blasting those 4 armed green bastards that keep stealing our women!

Posted by: Cyrious Memberpate at July 29, 2020 02:26 PM (K7/OQ)

230 He should be in Gitmo already.
However, whatever harms his career and him personally is a good start.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2020 02:26 PM (bDqIh)

231
Just read the rover is nuclear. That's bad ass.
Posted by: WisRich






Nucular Dogs?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:26 PM (EGyGV)

232 NASA:

Nuking
Asshole
Space
Aliens


*bwwoooooowwmp*

Posted by: Tom Papa at July 29, 2020 02:26 PM (6FeV1)

233 218 Brennan above all others should be indicted. He is such a worm, I'm sure he would turn on Obama.
Posted by: iandeal at July 29, 2020 02:24 PM (SEgpK)

I think Comey would turn long before Brennan. Brennan, Powers, Rice, Strzok and McCabe, Rosenstein seem like true believers. Comey seems more prison averse IMO.

Posted by: CN at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (ONvIw)

234 If YOU are the one leaving (you weren't fired) it makes no sense to perp-walk you out when you give notice. You already knew you were leaving. If you were going to sabotage the servers or download proprietary information you had unlimited time to do it already.
Posted by: Synova at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (BD/yx)
+++++++++++++
If the company thinks there's risk of that, then they typically just say, "thanks for the notice, but you're free to leave now. We'll pay out your notice period with thanks for your service."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (hYcqw)

235 "Let me understand. You want a laser gun on the rover."

"Yes."

"Did something happen to the Curiosity that we haven't been told?"

"Of course not."

"And you want a helicopter? What's that for?"

"Overwatch."

Posted by: Synova at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (BD/yx)

236 214 Hopefully the Dems retards pissed off Barr enough yesterday for him to release the hounds before the election.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (Jx5Qs)

Their performance signaled contempt, not fear

Posted by: CN at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (ONvIw)

237 They have more bodies under uniform than any other country. If they could transport them they could assume control over most of the world.


The logistics are difficult. Just trying to keep everybody up to date on their annual sexual assault prevention training and suicide awareness training becomes daunting when the army size exceeds 400,000.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (dNzKv)

238 LOLGFY

and it's about time they remember the OTHER half of access to classified information. It's not just clearance level, IT'S NEED TO KNOW.

IF YOU DON'T WORK IN GOVT ANYMORE YOU DON'T NEED TO FUCKING KNKOW.

sorry for yelling.
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 29, 2020 01:59 PM (8D42x)



First hit on NEED TO KNOW needs repeating.

Furthermore, the day Brennan lost his job his clearance should have been 'administratively suspended' as he no longer works in the field.

When he had proven his habit of making false public statements his clearances should have been permanently revoked.

And of course anyone sharing info with him after that should be charged with espionage. Because that is what it is.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (1g7ch)

239
It will land using the "skycrane" system that landed some of the last heavy rovers. The rover is attached under a descent stage, with throttle rocket motors. As it comes in, it slows and hovers with the rockets, then lowers the rover to the ground via cables of some sort.

The descent stage then flies off and crashes well out of the way once the rover is safely on the ground.

Landing on Mars is not exactly old hat yet, so that will be the most dangerous part of the mission.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (rCwaK)

240 I don't mean to impute testicles to the man, but:

The balls on this guy!
Posted by: Parker at July 29, 2020 01:58 PM (zV/fi)

Many, many balls.
On his back.
Banging off his chin...

Posted by: Soneone had to say it at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (z79tQ)

241 236 214 Hopefully the Dems retards pissed off Barr enough yesterday for him to release the hounds before the election.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (Jx5Qs)

Their performance signaled contempt, not fear
Posted by: CN at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (ONvIw)

============

Desperation to get soundbites out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (UWqZJ)

242 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away.

That's wonderful.
Does it have Spotify or Pandora premium?

Posted by: dantesed at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (88xKn)

243 Police Confiscate Man's Firearm After Anonymous "Antifa" Members Accuse Him of Being a "Racist"

https://tinyurl.com/yyq8cjyd

Posted by: Monty James at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (Zqz9o)

244 Palo Alto, Cupertino and Mountain View aren't real places.

That's not entirely true.

Okay, to some extent Palo Alto. It's a suburb of Stanford. Big university influence, even control, by the U and its alums.

Mountain View, not so much. It's broadly as middle class as you get in SiliValley and no one company or institution owns the place.

There's a lot of Apple influence in Cupertino, obviously, but it doesn't represent control.

Posted by: JEM at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (8erNz)

245 187 If you want something interesting to distract from all this shit, NASA is going to launch a new Mars rover tomorrow. It's dubbed Perseverance and is going to land in Jezero Crater, which they think was the home of an ancient martian lake. It will take samples for an eventual return to Earth (by means not yet worked out).

The most interesting thing is it will include a scouting helicopter. This will be the first aircraft flown on another planet.

----

I read an article about that, so much work has gone into figuring out how to fly an aircraft in the thin atmosphere of Mars. It was really fascinating.

Posted by: josephistan at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (Izzlo)

246 We really have been just floating along and we'd better get our game faces on and start assuming that the Chinese are going to cross that Bering Strait again and this time they're bringing better transport than a couple sticks and some hides.

========
Don't forget China's landing on the dark side of the Moon. Nothing suspicious about that.

Also Russia just recently tested a weapon in space.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (IYZ+m)

247 Why not Persistence?

The crab dip would go bad by the time it got to Mars.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (HXfmH)

248 Shoulda happened 21 Jan 17, but what - ever ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (OWgiM)

249 236 214 Hopefully the Dems retards pissed off Barr enough yesterday for him to release the hounds before the election.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 29, 2020 02:23 PM (Jx5Qs)

Their performance signaled contempt, not fear
Posted by: CN at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (ONvIw)


Their performance was for the benefit of their base and to smear Barr as a partisan hack if/when he does indict Brennan et al.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (s2VJv)

250 So is this going to end up being our major victory? That Brennan doesn't get to look at classified intel (until a Democrat is back in charge). So this will be like Lois Lerner getting to retire with her full pension as the major victory in the IRS Tea Party scandal.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (gAXii)

251 Palo Alto could annex East Palo Alto if they want diversity.

Posted by: notsothoreau at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (JKNZq)

252 America sells 70 million hunting licenses annually.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:26 PM (dhqL5)

================
All of whom will shortly be building drone assistants with laser weapons attachments. Fry those bastard geese!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (NVYyb)

253 Hopefully the Dems retards pissed off Barr enough yesterday for him to release the hounds before the election.


Maybe that was the point of the dem chess game. Piss off Barr so he indicts before the election, then they scream "Political persecution! Trump is prosecuting his opponents and pardoning his cronies!"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (dNzKv)

254 Gaetz is grilling Google, Apple, Facebook Alphabet CEO's. The Twitter CEO is a no-show. Contempt of Congress?

Google being encouraged by employees to not work with LEO'. Will you take the pledge that Google will NOT discriminate against cops?
I was yelling at the screen ,"So you will not pledge publicly? Yes or no?" SAY IT!!!!

Gaetz is pressing the point. The CEO is not taking the pledge in a declarative sentence.

Pressing the point on Google's work with China too.

Posted by: vivi at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (11H2y)

255 Power just went out. ETA of fix by Georgia Power after 4. When/if that happens my AC is just going to say "nope" to the 90+ and humidity and go on vacation.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (KLg7f)

256 If the company thinks there's risk of that, then
they typically just say, "thanks for the notice, but you're free to
leave now. We'll pay out your notice period with thanks for your
service."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (hYcqw)

....and if you haven't chosen the correct pronoun they beat you with sticks on the way out.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (Jx5Qs)

257 Voted for a Communist in a presidential election.

Is there any wonder Preznint Jugears would pick him to run the CIA?

Both of those fuggers are traitors.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (iiT9X)

258 +++++++++++++
If the company thinks there's risk of that, then they typically just say, "thanks for the notice, but you're free to leave now. We'll pay out your notice period with thanks for your service."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (hYcqw)

True. I've seen people who angrily gave notice walked out. Normally they finish the notice period and leave with a nice dinner and thanks.

Posted by: CN at July 29, 2020 02:30 PM (ONvIw)

259 SPACE FORCE!!!!

SPAAAAAAACE FORRRRRRCE!!!

Posted by: Max Power at July 29, 2020 02:30 PM (q177U)

260 Mountain View, not so much. It's broadly as middle class as you get in SiliValley and no one company or institution owns the place.

There's a lot of Apple influence in Cupertino, obviously, but it doesn't represent control.
Posted by: JEM at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (8erNz)
++++++++++++++
Mountain View is not entirely in thrall to Google and Facebook, but it's getting close. Cupertino has some degree of autonomy because Apple permits it. If Apple really wants something, they get it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:30 PM (hYcqw)

261 All of whom will shortly be building drone assistants with laser weapons attachments. Fry those bastard geese!


Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (NVYyb)

Well i would like them to fall out of the sky ready to eat.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 29, 2020 02:30 PM (Jx5Qs)

262 Why is this muslim traitor not in prison or dead yet?

Posted by: Eli Cash at July 29, 2020 02:31 PM (67sg6)

263 Posted by: Synova at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (BD/yx)


M-CAP

Mars Combat Air Patrol.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 29, 2020 02:31 PM (exghZ)

264 It seems fitting that 2020 would be the year we would start an interplanetary war with the Martians by launching a nuclear device at their planet.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Intensifying My Peaceful Love for Zooey Deschanel at July 29, 2020 02:31 PM (+dsLj)

265 Why does NASA always choose such boring and mundane names for its probes?

Why can't they call it Mars Deep Ream 2? Or Mars Deep stroker Redux? Show some damn initiative bitches.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 29, 2020 02:31 PM (o2MD2)

266 Indictments or it didn't happen.

Posted by: Justasheep at July 29, 2020 02:31 PM (L9Eia)

267 All NASA helos on mars shall play Ride of the Valkyries.

Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:31 PM (gmo/4)

268 >>>The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away.

Does it come in black?

Posted by: Bruce Wayne at July 29, 2020 02:32 PM (q177U)

269 True. I've seen people who angrily gave notice walked out. Normally they finish the notice period and leave with a nice dinner and thanks.
Posted by: CN at July 29, 2020 02:30 PM (ONvIw)
++++++++
If all goes well, that is exactly how it goes. Even in things like defense industry where they usually terminate the moment notice is given (for a lot of jobs, anyway), there's still the nice dinner and hand-shaking. It leaves doors open for the future. Not burning bridges has its advantages.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:32 PM (hYcqw)

270 OT: Krying Kraut.

A German soldier variously described as 16 and 14 cries as he is captured by the Americans in the final days of WWII in this colorized photo.

https://bit.ly/39FGO3T

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 29, 2020 02:32 PM (+y/Ru)

271 Trump wants to use space lasers to establish Martian law!!!!!

Posted by: Democratic underground at July 29, 2020 02:32 PM (6FeV1)

272 249 236 214 Hopefully the Dems retards pissed off Barr enough yesterday for him to release the hounds before the election.

I prayed five times toward Main Justice to see indictments unsealed during Barr's testimony yesterday.

Didn't do me much good.

Posted by: JEM at July 29, 2020 02:32 PM (8erNz)

273
All NASA helos on mars shall play Ride of the Valkyries.
Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:31 PM (gmo/4)





Wagner?

NAZI!!!!!!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:32 PM (EGyGV)

274 SPAAAAAAACE FORRRRRRCE!!!

***************

You're doing it wrong.

It's

SPACE FORCE!

SPACE FORCE!

SPACE FORCE!

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by: Two Weeks From Using My Thundercats Decoder Ring at July 29, 2020 02:33 PM (+dsLj)

275 Landing on Mars is not exactly old hat yet, so that will be the most dangerous part of the mission.

Not to mention the ChiCom Ack-Ack...

Posted by: Cyrious Memberpate at July 29, 2020 02:33 PM (K7/OQ)

276 234 If YOU are the one leaving (you weren't fired) it makes no sense to perp-walk you out when you give notice. You already knew you were leaving. If you were going to sabotage the servers or download proprietary information you had unlimited time to do it already.
Posted by: Synova at July 29, 2020 02:21 PM (BD/yx)
+++++++++++++
If the company thinks there's risk of that, then they typically just say, "thanks for the notice, but you're free to leave now. We'll pay out your notice period with thanks for your service."


My last place used to perp-walk even those who gave notice (not fired) but when it came to be my turn, they wanted me to stay on the whole 2 week notice period. Guess I must look trustworthy.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:33 PM (FtO5h)

277 If next year Trump announces the formation of "Space Force: Expeditionary" we'll have our answers.

Posted by: Synova at July 29, 2020 02:33 PM (BD/yx)

278 >>> 250
So is this going to end up being our major victory? That Brennan
doesn't get to look at classified intel (until a Democrat is back in
charge). So this will be like Lois Lerner getting to retire with her
full pension as the major victory in the IRS Tea Party scandal. Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (gAXii

Well when you say it that way it doesn't sound so swell...

Posted by: Guy just now walking in with champaign and party hats at July 29, 2020 02:33 PM (KLg7f)

279 Undaunted: Mein Kampf Against America's Enemies, at Home and Abroad

I like my version better.

Posted by: t-bird at July 29, 2020 02:33 PM (2nFxy)

280 We should have moon bases by now. There is frozen water on the moon to make oxygen and tunnels under the surface that would provide most of the protection needed from the sun/space radiation and meteors.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 29, 2020 02:33 PM (NWEal)

281 It will land using the "skycrane" system that landed some of the last heavy rovers. The rover is attached under a descent stage, with throttle rocket motors. As it comes in, it slows and hovers with the rockets, then lowers the rover to the ground via cables of some sort.

The descent stage then flies off and crashes well out of the way once the rover is safely on the ground.

Landing on Mars is not exactly old hat yet, so that will be the most dangerous part of the mission.
Posted by: publius


Have to admit, this stuff is so friggen cool.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:34 PM (dhqL5)

282 Just read the rover is nuclear. That's bad ass.

Posted by: WisRich
Check it out! Independently targeting particle beam phalanx. Vwap! Fry half a city with this puppy. We got tactical smart missiles, phase-plasma pulse rifles, RPGs, we got sonic electronic ball breakers! We got nukes, we got knives, sharp sticks..

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 29, 2020 02:34 PM (k/TB6)

283 "Undaunted: My Fight Against America"

Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: fly gal at July 29, 2020 02:34 PM (6CtMt)

284 270 OT: Krying Kraut.

A German soldier variously described as 16 and 14 cries as he is captured by the Americans in the final days of WWII in this colorized photo.

https://bit.ly/39FGO3T
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 29, 2020 02:32 PM (+y/Ru)

========

Tangential:

I watched Come and See last night about a 14 year old Belorussian boy who joins the local partisan militia with a gun he found on a beach. He then proceeds to walk through absolute hell as he watches Nazis do to Belorussia what the Japanese did to Manchuria.

Fun for the whole family.

4 stars.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 29, 2020 02:34 PM (UWqZJ)

285 All NASA helos on mars shall play Ride of the Valkyries.
Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:31 PM (gmo/4)


I thought they had to play Fortunate Son.

Posted by: blaster at July 29, 2020 02:34 PM (ZfRYq)

286 and...the Dem asks Facebook about 'hate speech"
mentions 'boogaloo and white supremacy' but nothing else.

Posted by: vivi at July 29, 2020 02:34 PM (11H2y)

287 I'd work on Moon Base. Got to be better than this shit show.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:34 PM (FtO5h)

288
The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away.

Does it come in black?
Posted by: Bruce Wayne at July 29, 2020 02:32 PM (q177U)






The whole "no guns" thing? Not a fan.

Especially with bitchin' laser guns.

Posted by: Selina Kyle's Skin Tight Catsuit at July 29, 2020 02:34 PM (EGyGV)

289 What was the name of the robot that went berserk in that mars movie with Val Kilmer? Lets go with that for our next probe.

Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:35 PM (gmo/4)

290 I prayed five times toward Main Justice to see indictments unsealed during Barr's testimony yesterday.



Didn't do me much good.

Posted by: JEM at July 29, 2020 02:32 PM (8erNz)

O.M.G....that would been a Double Flaming Skull at least.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 29, 2020 02:35 PM (Jx5Qs)

291 It will land using the "skycrane" system that landed some of the last heavy rovers. The rover is attached under a descent stage, with throttle rocket motors. As it comes in, it slows and hovers with the rockets, then lowers the rover to the ground via cables of some sort. ...
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:28 PM (rCwaK)
+++++++++++
I got no sleep the night they did the first one. I was dead-tired and off my game at work. My boss asked me what was wrong and why I obviously hadn't gotten any sleep. I told him, "I was up late watching a skycrane drop a car onto an alien planet."

He laughed and told me to take the rest of the day off.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:35 PM (hYcqw)

292 All NASA helos on mars shall play Ride of the Valkyries.
Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:31 PM (

I'd prefer Darth Vader's theme song.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at July 29, 2020 02:35 PM (IYZ+m)

293 The German youth soldier had tears of happiness he wasn't captured by the Russians.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 29, 2020 02:35 PM (NWEal)

294 I think there should be a wee security breech:
Brennan The Frown Man would open an official document. Tippy Top Secret.
The message should read:
Mr. Brennan, we see you have hacked this. booya
WE HAVE IT ALL.
Sorry/Not Sorry
Our advice is to try to run. We Coming.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Aging supermodel, Wuhan fighter at July 29, 2020 02:35 PM (SK2xO)

295 Wake me up when Brennan is perp walked

Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 02:36 PM (Zmnko)

296 I'd work on Moon Base. Got to be better than this shit show.

Posted by: Guy Smiley



I could be a Belter.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:36 PM (dhqL5)

297 Their performance was for the benefit of their base and to smear Barr as a partisan hack if/when he does indict Brennan et al.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (s2VJv)

They've been smearing him as a hack since he started. Yes the base wanted election years soundbites, but the level of contempt was quite high.

If Barr wants it to look political, and he might, he'll announce indictments as an October Surprise. He should do it in August (or six months ago) if he wants to avoid a "political" label.

Going after the antifa money people should happen while this is fresh, not after dems realize their stupidity via the polls and "kiss and make up". The two biggest money conduits are tied to democrats and make no bones about it.

Posted by: CN at July 29, 2020 02:36 PM (ONvIw)

298 296 I'd work on Moon Base. Got to be better than this shit show.

Posted by: Guy Smiley



I could be a Belter.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:36 PM (dhqL5)

=======

You like gravity too much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 29, 2020 02:37 PM (UWqZJ)

299 What was the name of the robot that went berserk in that mars movie with Val Kilmer? Lets go with that for our next probe.

****************

I believe his name was Bob.

Whoops I was wrong, it was "AMEE" (Autonomous Mapping Exploration and Evasion)

Easy mistake to make.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Using My Thundercats Decoder Ring at July 29, 2020 02:37 PM (+dsLj)

300 Mountain View is not entirely in thrall to Google and Facebook, but it's getting close.

They're east of 101, but much of what's west of 101 (and certainly west of El Camino) in MV is residential. I'm sure there's tension there.

Posted by: JEM at July 29, 2020 02:37 PM (8erNz)

301 296 I'd work on Moon Base. Got to be better than this shit show.

Posted by: Guy Smiley

I could be a Belter.


I'll do laundry. Wash the SpaceCopter. Whatever they need.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:37 PM (FtO5h)

302 289 What was the name of the robot that went berserk in that mars movie with Val Kilmer? Lets go with that for our next probe.
Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:35 PM (gmo/4)
----

Oh yeah, cute female name...Amee? Turned out to be a real b*tch.

Posted by: WisRich at July 29, 2020 02:37 PM (G0vdT)

303 Wake me up when Brennan is perp walked
Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 02:36 PM (Zmnko)

I'm holding out hope for a good old fashioned ugly cry if it does happen.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 29, 2020 02:37 PM (6FeV1)

304 Oh yeah, cute female name...Amee? Turned out to be a real b*tch.
Posted by: WisRich at July 29, 2020 02:37 PM (G0vdT)

As always.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (o2MD2)

305 OT


Just went for a walk to make a bank deposit. My branch closest to work is closed and boarded up and the cash machine had been smashed. So, I had to walk futher.

Found myself on Broadway and Pike, the former entrance to CHOP/CHAZ. The streets were clear, but the storefronts were boarded up, and still trying to do business. I walked by a little taqueria and the co-owner was emptying the trunk of his car with supplies. We met eyes and he said, "stay safe."

I said, has it been pretty bad down here, even in broad daylight?

He said yesterday some skinny white street punks threatened to beat the shit out of him because he wouldn't let them in to ues the restroom, for customers only. This was in the middle of the afternoon. The punks grew in number very quickly and the owner retreated into his store and locked the door. The punks started beating on the glass. He called the cops,and they said they could not interfere unless there was a threat to human life.

The store owner pulled out a baseball bat and his partner pulled an AR from behind the counter.

The punks dispersed, and the owner ordered plywood and was nailing it up the next morning. He is afraid for his life now, and there's not a damn thing he can do.

I asked if he was ready to sell his business. He has been there for 30 years. He said, "who would buy? there is no market for selling a business here."

He is not a fan of lawlessness.
I don't think this will translate to a democrat winning a national election.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (W2Pud)

306 Good. To hell with that asshole.

Posted by: Weasel at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (MVjcR)

307 They're east of 101, but much of what's west of 101 (and certainly west of El Camino) in MV is residential. I'm sure there's tension there.
Posted by: JEM at July 29, 2020 02:37 PM (8erNz)
+++++++++++
I've always been there for work, that is in the corporate HQ zones. It's a fantasy land, at least there.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (hYcqw)

308 I read the props on the mars drones have to rotate at crazy speed due to the air density.

Posted by: Pliney at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (nzKWW)

309 Wake me up when Brennan ANYONE in Washington not for Trump is perp walked
Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2020 02:36 PM (Zmnko)


corrected for my benefit.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

310 >>What was the name of the robot that went berserk in that mars movie with Val Kilmer? Lets go with that for our next probe.


AIMEE?

"Amy"

Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (bDqIh)

311 299 What was the name of the robot that went berserk in that mars movie with Val Kilmer? Lets go with that for our next probe.

****************

I believe his name was Bob.

Whoops I was wrong, it was "AMEE" (Autonomous Mapping Exploration and Evasion)

Easy mistake to make.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Using My Thundercats Decoder Ring at July 29, 2020 02:37 PM (+dsLj)

Eh, whatcha gonna do?

Posted by: josephistan at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (Izzlo)

312
What was the name of the robot that went berserk in that mars movie with Val Kilmer? Lets go with that for our next probe.
Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2020 02:35 PM (gmo/4)






AIMEE

The best part of the movie was Carrie-Ann Moss slamming moonshine. "I learned to drink in the Navy, boys."

Posted by: Selina Kyle's Skin Tight Catsuit at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (EGyGV)

313 Noooooooooooooooooooood! Ace has a new name for Biden.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (HXfmH)

314 Night time on the Moon would be weird and lonely, looking at the Earth and thinking about all the friends and family and how far away they are.

But, on the other hand, no Karens.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (FtO5h)

315 305 I asked if he was ready to sell his business. He has been there for 30 years. He said, "who would buy? there is no market for selling a business here."

He is not a fan of lawlessness.
I don't think this will translate to a democrat winning a national election.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (W2Pud)

=========

"It's just some kids doing things."
-Seattle suburban wine mom

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (UWqZJ)

316 He is not a fan of lawlessness.
I don't think this will translate to a democrat winning a national election.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (W2Pud)
+++++++
Ugh. Here's to hoping, Nurse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (hYcqw)

317 I heart Kristi Noem in every way possible. Including some that are probably still subject to blue laws somewhere. (Aspirationally anyway.) That is all. Carry on.

Posted by: Abiss at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (Y8DtA)

318
Crap. Off me, shapely ass sock.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 29, 2020 02:39 PM (EGyGV)

319 sneaky NOOD

Posted by: Max Power at July 29, 2020 02:40 PM (q177U)

320 I read the props on the mars drones have to rotate at crazy speed due to the air density.
Posted by: Pliney at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (nzKWW)

That's why I mentally checked out of The Martian from almost the start.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 29, 2020 02:40 PM (NWEal)

321
The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away.



That's wonderful.

Does it have Spotify or Pandora premium?

I guarantee that it comes with an annoying as hell subscription to Sirius XM.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 29, 2020 02:40 PM (luzVb)

322 Mountain View is not entirely in thrall to Google

Sunnyvale is becoming Google and its dorms.

Posted by: t-bird at July 29, 2020 02:41 PM (KDCRD)

323
306 Good. To hell with that asshole.
Posted by: Weasel at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (MVjcR)
------
Brennan I mean. Not the guy Nurse R was talking to.

Posted by: Weasel at July 29, 2020 02:41 PM (MVjcR)

324 Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (W2Pud)

Did he have any customers besides you? Did anyone?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 29, 2020 02:41 PM (NWEal)

325 The robot in "Moon" was good - voiced by Kevin Spacey.

GERTY
I think. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2020 02:41 PM (bDqIh)

326
Yes, flying an aircraft on Mars is very different from on Earth. I've read some stuff about it, and they've been thinking about it for some time. One idea was a YUGE fixed wing airplane that would fly all over Mars, staying aloft for about the whole mission, taking pictures and doing low level mapping.

First, the atmosphere is much thinner. MUCH thinner. Then, there is 1/3 g, meaning things weigh only 1/3 of what they would on Earth. So thinner atmosphere changes the lift functions, but things are lighter, needing less lift.

However, inertia is the same. That makes for very different handling characteristics.

Imagine driving your pickup on Mars. Acceleration and braking force requirements would be the same, yet the vehicle would only weigh 1/3 of what it does on Earth. The weight helps to keep it on the ground, and help with braking and traction. Things would be very different.

It would be fun to try that and see what it felt like. However, getting oxygen to run the engine would be a problem. Guess it's Tesla truck time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:42 PM (rCwaK)

327 I think Brennan and Clapper dreamed up the whole caper regarding Trump.

They briefed Obama about it, because I don't think Obama is smart enough or clever enough to think this up on his own.
He approved it.

McCabe was Comey's handler at the FBI. Comey is actually pretty dumb, in my opinion. McCabe was working for Clapper and Brennan, and made sure that Comey did what he was supposed to do at the FBI.

So yeah, I really want to get McCabe. More than Comey, although he is really irritating.
And Brennan and Clapper should swing for this.....as in swing at the end of a rope....for treason.

What they will probably get is the equivalent of a hand slap, although a long trial and appeals may drain away their money and make them miserable, like they did to General Flynn.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at July 29, 2020 02:42 PM (vcOmj)

328 Did he have any customers besides you? Did anyone?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation

not really. I was there early, around 11am.
but the streets are pretty deserted, except for the gobs of homeless people.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2020 02:43 PM (W2Pud)

329 Why can't they call it Mars Deep Ream 2? Or Mars Deep stroker Redux? Show some damn initiative bitches.

Illudium PU-36 Space Modulator.

Posted by: Grump928(C) repeats himself at July 29, 2020 02:43 PM (yQpMk)

330 Piss on this chickenshit cocksucker

Posted by: George Will's Punchable Face at July 29, 2020 02:43 PM (6MoD2)

331 I'd work on Moon Base. Got to be better than this shit show.

Posted by: Guy Smiley
I could be a Belter.


Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2020 02:36 PM (dhqL5)


That's how exploration used to be done; send the crazies and adrenal junkies and losers with nothing to lose and let them explore the dangers and build the foundations for those who come after.
None of this making every astronaut have to have a freaking college degree and military experience.

You need innovators and people who think outside the box to explore and build on a barren frontier.

That's how it's always been done in the past and one of the things I think we have screwed up on is letting the bureaucrats run the department of space exploration.

Sure put the engineers to work for the hardware but for the down and dirty daily exercise of survival and figuring out how to do it and face the surprises and mistakes you need a different type of person. And a desk flying fat ass isn't it. Neither is a guy who's learned to obey orders and bump decisions upstairs while things collapse around them.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 29, 2020 02:45 PM (exghZ)

332 Barr still hasn't indicted anyone. Not even a ham sandwich.

Posted by: Botched_Lobotomy at July 29, 2020 02:51 PM (lRrON)

333 251 Palo Alto could annex East Palo Alto if they want diversity.
Posted by: notsothoreau at July 29, 2020 02:29 PM (JKNZq)


Yep. A classic example of my point that any geographical locator in a name means "stay away."

East Palo Alto
East St. Louis
North St. Louis
South Side of Chicago

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 29, 2020 02:51 PM (GRbI+)

334 Only BLM for those Blacks that vote for Bribem. BLM Black voters for Trump are racists..........

Posted by: James at July 29, 2020 02:54 PM (qM84C)

335 Are all of these crooks writing books because they know they soon will be needing money for lawyers? Serious question.

Posted by: Jesus Built My Hotrod at July 29, 2020 02:54 PM (6XAJH)

336
I think Comey would turn long before Brennan. Brennan, Powers, Rice, Strzok and McCabe, Rosenstein seem like true believers. Comey seems more prison averse IMO.
Posted by: CN at July 29, 2020 02:27 PM (ONvIw)

If Comey and Brennan showed up being perp-walked I think I'd squeal like a tween meeting her favorite boy band.

Posted by: Justasheep at July 29, 2020 02:56 PM (L9Eia)

337 East Palo Alto
East St. Louis
North St. Louis
South Side of Chicago
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 29, 2020 02:51 PM (GRbI+)

Also true-

East L.A.
North Chicago
West Chicago

South Barrington is still nice though

Posted by: Justasheep at July 29, 2020 02:58 PM (L9Eia)

338 The rover also has a powerful laser capable of vaporizing rock at up to 20' away. This will it to analyze rock samples from afar.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 29, 2020 02:17 PM (rCwaK)

I need a truck with a frickin' laser beam on the hood.. we all need trucks with frickin' laser beams. It would certainly add a new dimension of excitement to BLM roadblocks

Posted by: Justasheep at July 29, 2020 03:05 PM (L9Eia)

339 But who in Hollywood is handsome enough to portray our intrepid hero when the movie rights are locked down?

Posted by: Fritz at July 29, 2020 03:07 PM (DyfQs)

340 I asked if he was ready to sell his business. He has been there for 30 years. He said, "who would buy? there is no market for selling a business here."

He is not a fan of lawlessness.
I don't think this will translate to a democrat winning a national election.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 29, 2020 02:38 PM (W2Pud)


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

Any polls that even hint at Biden's parity with Trump are laughable.

Posted by: Decaf at July 29, 2020 03:08 PM (4D+FL)

341 >>> "I think Comey would turn long before Brennan. Brennan, Powers, Rice, Strzok and McCabe, Rosenstein seem like true believers. Comey seems more prison averse IMO."

Comey is a former commie. There's no way he'll turn.

My bet is on Bruce Ohr.

Posted by: Dansgirls at July 29, 2020 03:15 PM (V25ON)

342 Yes, flying an aircraft on Mars is very different from on Earth. I've read some stuff about it, and they've been thinking about it for some time. One idea was a YUGE fixed wing airplane that would fly all over Mars, staying aloft for about the whole mission, taking pictures and doing low level mapping.

-

Not joking: It would be interesting to know how many man-hours were spent reading sci-fi fiction stories to help.

Posted by: Charles Darwin - Stop acting white at July 29, 2020 03:16 PM (I7gZJ)

343 And let's get rid of life-long clearance privileges.

If you are out of Government, you are OUT!

Posted by: Dansgirls at July 29, 2020 03:17 PM (V25ON)

344 I'd like to take an industrial cattle prod to Brennan. Make him sing some interesting stuff. Tie him down good and well first.

Posted by: klaftern at July 29, 2020 03:18 PM (RuIsu)

345 Boo hoo - he should consider himself lucky to only have lost access to classified info he should lose access to his freedom the damn traitor. Go Trump, drain the swamp, MAGA!

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at July 29, 2020 03:19 PM (tSosf)

346 You know, someone (ehem) already covered this whole B. B. B. stuff.

Posted by: Primus at July 29, 2020 03:26 PM (l6b3d)

347 >>My bet is on Bruce Ohr.

Pretty safe bet seeing as how he is still employed by the DOJ.

Oh and those who are waiting for Rosenstein to be indicted, you are going to be waiting for the rest of your lives.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 29, 2020 03:27 PM (ZLI7S)

348 South Dakota is still "nice".

Posted by: klaftern at July 29, 2020 03:27 PM (RuIsu)

349 South Dakota is still "nice".
Posted by: klaftern at July 29, 2020 03:27 PM (RuIsu)

And West Virginia!

Posted by: Parker at July 29, 2020 03:34 PM (zV/fi)

350 FK him. FK him where he eats and the rest of his mut ilk too along with cucks like Hannity and his rank'n-file. And hundreds more like them.

Posted by: featherstone at July 29, 2020 04:32 PM (+/4Mh)

351 Let's just say that this conniving criminal Commie Critter is well past his sell by date.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at July 29, 2020 05:03 PM (NVDjf)

352 If I asked for a map of all the places I had traveled with my security clearance, they'd tell me to get bent. It's go-no go. Is it classified? Do you currently have the clearance?
Dumb.

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 29, 2020 05:26 PM (S5OQe)

353 >Biff < >Bang < >Pow< >Kablam< >Kerplunk<

Posted by: lunatic fringe-i know i'm out there. at July 29, 2020 07:08 PM (Mce6+)

354 Fuck the old commie bastard.

Posted by: I am not corey Booker at July 29, 2020 11:07 PM (Ju2mK)

355 bloody sad.
what doth it profit a man to gain the whole world, if he lose his soul.repent ding bat!

Posted by: lunatic fringe-i know i'm out there. at July 30, 2020 04:25 AM (Mce6+)

356 So Gina Haspel, his protege, is enforcing this directive. Interesting.

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Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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