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The dreaded Obama introduction to 'Cosmos' lasts less than 30 seconds
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Posted on 03/10/2014 3:17:09 PM PDT by EveningStar

Like many of you here, I was looking forward to watching Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey last night.

But, also like many of you here, I was not looking forward to Obama's anticipated long-winded introduction, therefore I set my DVR to record the show, so that I could fast-forward through the intro. (some of you even declined to watch the show because of this intro)

However, when it came time to watch the show, I was pleasantly surprised, and a little bit embarrassed at my overreaction. The dreaded intro lasted less than 30 seconds!

Well, whaddaya know. Obama finally gave us a gift, sort of. Of course, a better gift would have been for him to not speak at all! :-D


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KEYWORDS: carlsagan; cosmos; neildegrassetyson; obama
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1 posted on 03/10/2014 3:17:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I love science but have no interest in watching people who call me a Squirrel eating reactionary homophobe.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 3:19:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar
Having Obama introduce the series was a bad move if their goal was to reach as wide an audience if possible. Since Obama is easily the most polarizing US President in the past 25+ years, you'd think that the show's producers would think twice about losing members of their audience who may like the show's content otherwise but can't stand Obama and his policies.

Then again, the show's producer is better known for sleazy cartoons and sitcoms than for educational programming, so who knows.

3 posted on 03/10/2014 3:22:06 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: cripplecreek; EveningStar

Got so bored after about 20 minutes had to switch channels. Boo-hoo, there was religious persecution in the distant past...


4 posted on 03/10/2014 3:22:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: EveningStar

I was looking forward to watching this series. But now, after watching the first one, not so much.

I love science, cosmology and astronomy but it was kinda’ boring, IMO.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 3:25:11 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was glad to see Homer Hickam speak up.

‘A little PC crept in’: ‘Rocket Boys’ author Homer Hickam annoyed by politicization in ‘Cosmos’

http://twitchy.com/2014/03/10/a-little-pc-crept-in-rocket-boys-author-homer-hickam-annoyed-by-politicization-in-cosmos/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


6 posted on 03/10/2014 3:25:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The big bang theory was first proposed by a Vatican astronomer.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 3:26:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar
Sorry, but if I want to watch COSMOS, I watch the old one with Carl (beeelyuns and beeelyuns) Sagan. The music was outstanding and the filming, for it's time, was entertaining. While I didn't necessarily agree with everything old Carl espoused, it was good, entertaining, educational television.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 3:27:03 PM PDT by BlueLancer (Pachebel --- The original one-hit wonder.)
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To: EveningStar

I couldn’t click fast enough.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 3:31:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Wouldn’t that be gerbil?


10 posted on 03/10/2014 3:32:24 PM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the link.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 3:33:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: cripplecreek

That pissed me off big time. How arrogant of them.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 3:34:05 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Even with the TelePrompTer his attention span doesn’t get much past 15 seconds. So I’m guessing the producer of the show had a challenge with that intro.


13 posted on 03/10/2014 3:34:19 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: EveningStar

Just some simple manners would go a long way with these clowns. They’ve so convinced themselves that conservatives don’t have any interest in science that they feel quite comfortable slinging insults.

http://www.space.com/24918-cosmos-tv-series-fox-video.html


14 posted on 03/10/2014 3:35:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar

The Marxist introduces the show? Well chalk up another show I won’t be watching. I stopped watching Jeopardy when they devoted a whole category to Al Gore and his climate scam with the scam artist himself speaking the scam questions.


15 posted on 03/10/2014 3:35:40 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: EveningStar

Obama should have kept his pie hole shut. He will be reaponsible for why many tune out this program.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 3:36:53 PM PDT by dforest
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To: cripplecreek

Love the comments at your twitchy link! Heck, they are like freepers! Gives me hope that maybe over 50% of America isn’t fooled by the admin and the media.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 3:39:16 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BlueLancer
Yes but now they have a standard measurement to equate the size of galaxies and the universe for people to understand its vastness better: "The milky way has billions and billions of stars or about 1/100000th the size of Obamas ego"


18 posted on 03/10/2014 3:39:27 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: EveningStar

Other than that, I rather liked the new version.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 3:39:39 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: cripplecreek
They’ve so convinced themselves that conservatives don’t have any interest in science that they feel quite comfortable slinging insults.

Exactly. They're not only arrogant, they're also ignorant.

20 posted on 03/10/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: cripplecreek
That must have been before the Vatican decided they didn't like gays.
21 posted on 03/10/2014 3:42:35 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: EveningStar

I QUIT watching it after 5 minutes. WHY? Because the narrator’s voice was horrible. He has a tendency to drop syllables from his words and I had to strain to decipher. NOT WORTH IT. Affirmative action strikes (and FAILS) again!


22 posted on 03/10/2014 3:42:57 PM PDT by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: EveningStar

I’ve always been a science geek and I’ve always been a conservative.

Somewhere around here I have a essay I wrote in the 3rd grade about how the sun and planets formed.


23 posted on 03/10/2014 3:46:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar

See obama’s face tends to ruin anything...but honestly, this show was disappointing.


24 posted on 03/10/2014 3:48:18 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: cripplecreek

I watched it. Loved it. Can’t wait to see it every week. The Obama stuff sucked, but it should be a 30-second, one time thing. Not a big deal.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: null and void

I’ll be watching the next one. :)


26 posted on 03/10/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: cripplecreek

I like eating squirrels.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 3:50:49 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist

I gotta disagree big time. Race has nothing to do with it. Tyson is good.


28 posted on 03/10/2014 3:51:14 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I prefer bunnies but squirrel doesn’t put me off at all.


29 posted on 03/10/2014 3:52:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar

Once the show got into the cartoon characters, I realized this is going to seriously suck.

I wondered why Zer0 would put his name on it!

But, then I realized the recent poll where 25% on Americans believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth, and Bingo, we struck the Zer0 voting base, thus his pie-hole at the beginning and the cartoons!

A show directed toward idiots!

BTY, I was surprised that we couldn’t raise Sagan’s series on Netflix. Would have thought it would be in the public domain by now.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 3:55:14 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: EveningStar

He’s a fine scientist but I prefer Michio Kaku. There’s another black astrophysicist I like a lot too but I can’t think of his name. A skinny guy who wears glasses.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 3:55:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Noob1999

I watch “Through the wormhole” a lot. Its hosted by Morgan Freeman but its pretty good most of the time.

James Woods hosts “Futurescape” which is good. It deals with research going on and the possibilities of where it could lead.


32 posted on 03/10/2014 4:00:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar

but he is a commie, liberal, pinko socialist democrat....isn’t he?


33 posted on 03/10/2014 4:00:29 PM PDT by superfries
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To: Noob1999

“BTY, I was surprised that we couldn’t raise Sagan’s series on Netflix. “

It was on Netflix a couple of months ago ... don’t know why they yanked it ...


34 posted on 03/10/2014 4:01:33 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: EveningStar

Thanks - we recorded the show and plan to watch tonight. Glad to know the fast-forward will take less time than I anticipated, LOL! I’m trying to refrain from reading any “spoilers” about the show’s content itself.


35 posted on 03/10/2014 4:03:54 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I got the point. The Church doesn't like to be challenged.

That time would have been far better spent on Copernicus's and Galileo's actual work, along with the realization by one of Galileo's assistants (sorry, forgot his name) that Venus having both crescent and gibbous phases would prove that it passed in front of and behind the sun and would thus have to orbit the sun rather than the earth.

So far I was extremely disappointed with Cosmos 2.0. Too much "inspiring" music and repetition of the idea that space is really, really, really, really big and really (x4) old too. Tyson needed a good dose of "get on with it!"

36 posted on 03/10/2014 4:06:34 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: EveningStar

Watched it on HULU about 20 minutes ago..

He did not speak at all....lol


37 posted on 03/10/2014 4:06:46 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My reaction too. How many times can you watch the space ship fly through the stars?


38 posted on 03/10/2014 4:08:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: workerbee
I’m trying to refrain from reading any “spoilers” about the show’s content itself.

Space is really big and really old. There, I've ruined the series for you. :-)

39 posted on 03/10/2014 4:08:17 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: EveningStar

My problem with the show wasn’t Obastard, it’s Tyson. He’s a Major League Clymer.


40 posted on 03/10/2014 4:11:26 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: EveningStar
I’ll be watching the next one. :)

Did you happen to catch the commercials?

Several very pro-American, bright future ones.

41 posted on 03/10/2014 4:13:14 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: EveningStar
Every year, Scientific American magazine selects the top ten people who have advanced science and technology for that year:

"This year’s Scientific American 10 pays tribute to the exceptional foresight and accomplishment of a select group whose achievements, particularly during the past year, stand out from those of their peers...This combination of leadership and inventiveness exhibited among the Scientific American winners for 2009 serves as a template for how we might consider tackling the most seemingly intractable problems of resource depletion, inadequate health care and desperate educational need."

Obama was selected as one of the ten, in June 2009.

I cancelled my subscription.

42 posted on 03/10/2014 4:14:23 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was the bashing of religion, saying that science and religion are in conflict, that got offensive. Bash Catholics, oh, throw in bad Protestants, too.
Carl Sagan was an atheist, but he didn’t get into the anti-Christian, socialist stuff nearly this badly on the original Cosmos.


43 posted on 03/10/2014 4:15:27 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: KarlInOhio

44 posted on 03/10/2014 4:16:52 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: EveningStar

That’s about 2 minutes longer than I wish to listen to him.


45 posted on 03/10/2014 4:17:19 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: MUDDOG

I cancelled about 15 years ago for their liberal biased bull shit


46 posted on 03/10/2014 4:23:01 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: tbw2

I have to agree...I thought the show went out of its way to cast faith as anti-science and unjust. I wonder if future episodes will be as condemning of the lives lost in the pursuit of science.


47 posted on 03/10/2014 4:25:33 PM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Family guy is hilarious. Particularly after visiting Colorado. Simpsons, Futurama are good as well.


48 posted on 03/10/2014 4:25:47 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: cripplecreek

... “ another black astrophysicist .. but can’t think of his name. A skinny guy who wears glasses.”

Steve Urkel, perhaps?


49 posted on 03/10/2014 4:27:24 PM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: dirtymac

They did have some good articles, and I miss those, but their liberal bias go to be too much for me. They’re big global warming Kool-Aid drinkers too.


50 posted on 03/10/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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