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11/26/2018

Is This What the Kids Call Subtweeting?

Filed under: General — JVW @ 10:37 am



[guest post by JVW]

As we prepare for the NASA InSight Lander to touch down on Mars later today which will be relayed back to Earth at six minutes before noon Pacific Time, it is imperative that NASA scientists get every — and I mean every — detail perfect:

If you don’t quite get the reference, here’s a refresher.

– JVW

67 Responses to “Is This What the Kids Call Subtweeting?”

  1. I think (hope) that perhaps we will be able to follow the landing at NASA’s InSight page.

    JVW (42615e)

  2. He could have worn one with semi-nude men on it and no one would have said a word.

    Kevin M (a57144)

  3. Nuts to everyone– peanuts, that is! If you ‘don’t get the reference’ – revisit Ranger 7.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  4. landers have one job

    happyfeet (d13f58)

  5. Touchdown!!!! Outstanding.

    Well done, kids!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  6. Touchdown!!!! Outstanding.

    Pretty cool indeed. Congratulations to all involved.

    JVW (42615e)

  7. In the control room, they were all wearing identical burgundy shirts.

    No naked women. Or men.

    Dave (1bb933)

  8. Aaaaand on the opposite end of this politically correct / incorrect continuum, we have:

    Nooses found at Mississippi state Capitol one day before the special election

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  9. It’s usually some leftwing fool that’s the culprit, hoping to capitalize on what they hope will be characterized as a hate crime.

    Colonel Haiku (697687)

  10. That kid on the right looks like a girl. He should change his haircut.

    nk (dbc370)

  11. Just picked up an oculus go through the widget.

    Hope people didn’t forget for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

    NJRob (4d595c)

  12. That kid on the right looks like a girl. He should change his haircut.
    I only took a quick look and until you said that I thought it was a girl.

    Kishnevi (1f5233)

  13. It’s usually some leftwing fool that’s the culprit, hoping to capitalize on what they hope will be characterized as a hate crime.

    Let’s see: day before the election, Democrat candidate behind the polls. Yeah, I’m going to go ahead and assume this placement of nooses is a Democrat operation all the way, hoping to gin up the vote against the white Republican broad. Haven’t all of the reported noose placings pretty much turned out to be bunkum?

    JVW (42615e)

  14. Congrats to all. Outasite.

    mg (ebf6c2)

  15. Didn’t we already do this in 1976? I’m pretty sure we did. Unless it was some Norwegian who sat down on a candy bar?

    nk (dbc370)

  16. dirty mia love is lashing out at Republicans with her vicious hate

    it’s just so sad to see her turn out like this

    happyfeet (d13f58)

  17. That’s because the Orange-Skinned Fifth Avenue Fool badmouthed her first and it cost her the idiot vote.

    nk (dbc370)

  18. Only if you think they have been voting in the last three weeks, thay would be unpossible?

    Narciso (37ef78)

  19. My mistake. He gloated after she lost. She lost the idiot vote all by herself.

    nk (dbc370)

  20. On the bright side, now she’ll have time to perfect her Utah potato casserole (no, I absolutely refuse to call it what they call it) and win the blue ribbon at everyone of her church’s potlucks.

    nk (dbc370)

  21. JVW (42615e) — 11/26/2018 @ 9:49 pm

    I’ve lived in Mississippi. Have any of you? (Aside from you, clown sadfeet.) As I have said more than once here, black people would be afraid if you (as a white person) simply said “Hi” to them walking by. That’s how bad it was and it has not radically changed since I’ve lived there. So no, that’s no false flag operation as you snidely claim. Your excuses for them make this even more pernicious.

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  22. But back on topic, what was so hard about this mission that’s not attributable to today’s rocket scientists not being of the same caliber as the ones we had in 1976?

    nk (dbc370)

  23. “The black Mississippi high school football player who had a noose placed around his neck by a former teammate is handling the situation well, his coach said Wednesday.”

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  24. i think deep down she’s just a terribly unhappy person

    happyfeet (d13f58)

  25. Except that in this instance, the one right now, the nooses and signs were left by black Democrat activists to remind people of Mississippi’s history of lynchings. https://abcnews.go.com/US/nooses-hate-signs-left-mississippi-capitol-buildup-special/story?id=59435294

    nk (dbc370)

  26. And tar Hyde-Smith with it. Race hustling. Grievance mongering. Dirty politics. By dirty degenerate Democrats. Not hate crime by racist white capitolists (sic).

    nk (dbc370)

  27. Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith told her “supporters earlier this month that she’d be ‘on the front row’ if one of her supporters there ‘invited me to a public hanging.’
    Emphasis mine.

    This is Mississippi’s freaking candidate to the Senate! (Not just their State Senate either – The Senate.) In 2018! They still act like it’s 1918 down there. Sick.

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  28. the front row’s a good place to be if you want to see everything up close

    but a lot of times you have to pay extra

    happyfeet (d13f58)

  29. Legal executions are always “public”. Always. By law. Due to “evolving” sensibilities the “public” is now usually limited to official witnesses, clergy, members of the press, and family members of the victim and the condemned. It was lynchings which were non-public.

    nk (dbc370)

  30. Kind of like the wedding of Harry and Meghan, actually.

    nk (dbc370)

  31. what do you mean i’m not on the list

    happyfeet (d13f58)

  32. “They still act like it’s 1918 down there. Sick.“

    Oh the Democrats were lynching black folks well into the late 50s/early 60s…

    Colonel Haiku (697687)

  33. The people of Mississippi need to send lobbyist Mike Espy back to advocating for various murderous African dictators…

    Colonel Haiku (697687)

  34. Speaking of despicable people other than Ms. Hyde-Smith and her racism, Paul Manafort not only repeatedly lied to prosecutors, thus welshing on his plea deal, he met with Julian Assange on three occasions, the latest in spring 2016, which would be when he was Trump’s campaign chairman. I won’t call him a traitor, but he has actively worked with people who are hostile to American interests, so I will say that he is a greedy, unpatriotic, anti-American douchebag.

    Paul Montagu (8afb2a)

  35. the treasonous CIA’s super-hostile to America’s interests and crazy anti-semitic to boot but as far as i know Mr. Assange never did any work with them

    happyfeet (d13f58)

  36. No the ecuadorians have been cooperating with Mueller, they in turn are tied to Maduro and through him to cuba.

    Narciso (d1f714)

  37. hf, I’m not sure what the CIA has to do with Manafort’s borderline treason, but keep grinding that axe.

    Paul Montagu (8afb2a)

  38. So everybody, and I mean everybody from Manafort to Wikileaks, says that the Assange-Manafort story is a lie and a hoax except one anonymous “well-placed source” cited by the Guardian. That’s good enough for me. Hang the traitor!

    nk (dbc370)

  39. As I have said more than once here, black people would be afraid if you (as a white person) simply said “Hi” to them walking by.

    Another progressive who has an incredibly low opinion of black folks. Yet to him, we’re the racists.

    JVW (42615e)

  40. well if they could identify the source of the info, now there has been a change since the previous regime, the respectable one, to the curiously named lenin, who seems to be more forward thinking,

    narciso (d1f714)

  41. I like Ecuador.

    Abortion in Ecuador is illegal except when performed in the case of a threat to the life or health of a pregnant woman (when this threat cannot be averted by other means) or when the pregnancy is the result of a sexual crime against a mentally disabled woman and her legal representative has consented.

    Also, the lady at the camera counter at Jewel is from Ecuador and she is very nice.

    nk (dbc370)

  42. Ecudorean chicks are a North Side delight, dated 2 in college.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  43. …everybody from Manafort to Wikileaks, says that the Assange-Manafort story is a lie and a hoax except one anonymous “well-placed source” cited by the Guardian.

    Sounds like a case of projection, proven liars like Assange-Manafort calling others liars. And there was more than one source in the reporting.

    Paul Montagu (8afb2a)

  44. Mississippi man fired for wearing a T-shirt with noose, confederate flag to polls

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  45. Too good to check, narciso.

    Colonel Haiku (697687)

  46. On the lighter side: When your dinner has puppies.

    nk (dbc370)

  47. You want to revise montagu

    Um, no. The story is the same, the sources are the same, with the language softened in a couple of places. Someone might call that a nothingburger.

    Paul Montagu (8afb2a)

  48. If Mueller hasn’t found anything by now, it’s unlikrky he’s going to, and his operation ought to be shut down. Indeed, there should be a statute of limitations on these investigations (I’d make it six months) where, if they don’t have anything solid to prosecute, then the whole thing ends and the country moves on to other business.

    Eric (8e8dbb)

  49. Uh, “Tillman”, you seem to be peddling what the British would call “A load of bollocks”. I was in Mississippi last April for about a week (not by design, but rather because of car trouble) and the local blacks seemed a lot more friendly and happy than they are up here in the frozen north.

    Eric (8e8dbb)

  50. some stories, endure, no matter the untruth, some are covered with a pillow:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/11/terrorist_lawfare_and_the_dallas_morning_news.html#.W_6Lg87mWGM.twitter

    narciso (d1f714)

  51. try again montagu,

    What’s to try? Manafort is a convicted felon and as bad a liar as Trump, if not worse. He’s a mendacious, adulterous amoral douchebag. And you believe the guy. Noted. He’s a bully who advised bullies for a career, so what else would he do but double down. If The Guardian were smart, they’d say “see you in court”, followed by “sod off”.

    Paul Montagu (8afb2a)

  52. what another Washington lobbyist, you want to start looking up their registration records, you lock up half of k street, but podesta who was doing the actual lobbying hasn’t been touched, neither has weber, nor his successor, david Vitter,

    narciso (d1f714)

  53. Mr. Manafort’s a good man, industrious and kind

    happyfeet (d13f58)

  54. Whatever else is going on, the idea of Manafort meeting with Julian Assange before the first news surfaced of DNC hacks makes no sense. (but it might make sense for Russia to spread this story. Since it would seem to imply that Wikileaks, or independent hackers, or inside leakers, and not Russia, got the DNC information.)

    Russia only began leaking DNC emails after its operation was exposed and stopped

    Also John Podesta’s emails were leaked only after they stopped being able to read his emails. They stopped around August; it was leaked in October.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  55. 27. Cindy Hyde-Smith is not a crazy lady who invented that expression. It’s an old one.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/politics/public-hanging-cindy-hyde-smith.html

    Paul Reed, a University of Alabama professor who specializes in the sociolinguistic history of Southern and Appalachian English varieties, said that the phrase first appeared in written works in the United States in the mid-1800s and that its usage peaked during the civil rights era in the 20th century.

    He said that the phrase had indeed once been used as an expression of regard. People would use the idiom to convey that they thought so highly of someone they would attend something as distasteful as a public hanging with him.

    But given its clear negative connotation, Mr. Reed said, most people would not dare to use the phrase in 2018.

    “It has fallen so far out of favor,” Mr. Reed said in an interview. “I cannot believe that someone would use that today.”

    It’s a bad expression, but has no relation to lynching, and besides, that, conveys some degree of disapproval.

    Here are some other exopressions that may stem from public hangings (in England)

    https://www.bustle.com/articles/158183-7-common-expressions-with-surprisingly-morbid-origins

    1. “One for the road.”

    2. “You’re pulling my leg.” (how the meaning changed is unclear)

    3. “A leap in the dark.” (not invented but popularized)

    4. “Falling off the wagon.”

    5. “Well hung.” (disputed)

    6. “To go west.” (popularized)

    7. “Left in the lurch.” (disputed but possible)

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  56. Cindy Hyde-Smith is not really a person of the caliber who should be a United States Senator, but maybe the Governor of Mississippi wanted to appoint a compliant woman.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  57. Sammy, this doesn’t preclude that Assange was in contact with Putin proxies prior to release of the hacked emails.

    Paul Montagu (8afb2a)

  58. Paul Manafort turned me into a newt.

    nk (dbc370)

  59. In so far as there was no direct examination of her servers, that can’t be established

    Narciso (d1f714)

  60. But you got better, I didn’t see any commentary about McDaniel serving as a spoiler, forcing this runoff in the first place.

    Narciso (d1f714)

  61. #52

    The Federalist article is interesting, once you get past four paragraphs of virtue signaling to the Trumpy people. But hardly a refutation. Mollie H. notices:

    1. The Guardian added some “allegedly” language to a later draft of the story;

    2. The sourcing of the story is OK-ish.

    3. The usual people draw the usual conclusions by making the usual leaps.

    As with any Russia story — we will see if it has legs. Actually, I would be more interested in a 2013 meeting, as that was in the time when Assange was still considered an enemy of the USA by right thinking people.

    Appalled (d07ae6)

  62. This was back when the guardian was receiving info from Snowden if memory serves

    Narciso (d1f714)

  63. 60. Paul Montagu (8afb2a) — 11/28/2018 @ 10:07 am

    60.Sammy, this doesn’t preclude that Assange was in contact with Putin proxies prior to release of the hacked emails

    he may have been in contact, for a variety of reasons, and possibly on a variety of matters, but Putin wouldn’t have told him, or Manafort, or anyone about the hacking, because he wanted it to continue.

    Only after the oeration was discovered, did he decide to release the hacked emails. I mean that’s the only thing that makes sense,

    Now people talking with Assange after Wikileaks was already known to be a repository of hacked emails, and being told about a hack, or that there was another one after a hack had been stopped but before it was released to the world, that makes some sense.

    I thjink MAnaforts hiding along history of co-operation with the Russian government. Or possibly more aspects of his crimes (maybe not because of jail time – he maybe wouldn’t get more) but because he might owe more money.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  64. This was around the time guccifer the Romanian had hacked sy hersh and colin Powell’s emails.

    Narciso (d1f714)


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