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President Obama Wants JPL Scientists To Let Him Know If They Find Martians
CBSLA.com) ^ | August 13, 2012 11:06 AM

Posted on 08/13/2012 5:23:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama says he wants to be notified without delay if the Mars rover Curiosity finds Martians – “even if they’re just microbes.”

The president called Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists and researchers Monday to congratulate them on the rover’s progress.

“You guys should be remarkably proud,” he said during the call. “It’s really what makes us best as a species…this curiosity we have and this yearning to discover and know more and push the boundaries of knowledge. You are perfect examples of that and we couldn’t be more grateful to you.”

The rover touched down on Mars after a 36-week, 154-million-mile journey capped by a highly complex but well-executed landing sequence. During its two-year, $2.5 billion mission, Curiosity will search for signs that Mars might have once had water and other conditions necessary to support life. It will also be used to determine if the planet might be able to support life in the future.

“Through your dedicated efforts, Curiosity stuck the landing and captured the imagination and attention of millions of people, not just around the country, but people all around the world,” Obama said. “It’s really mind-boggling what you’ve been able to accomplish.”

The president told the NASA scientists to “please let me know right away” if contact is made with Martians. As the group laughed, he said that he has a lot on his plate but, “I suspect that will go to the top of the list, even if they’re just microbes.”

NASA says Curiosity is now undergoing a “brain transplant” to update its software in preparation for lab experiments and travel across the planet.


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: 0bama; martians; nasa; obama
Sure thing, Hussein.

They'll put you on the mailing list.

1 posted on 08/13/2012 5:23:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

WOW! What an opportunity for the JPL to make a statement. The JPL must have quietly said okay, when they should have come down like a ton of bricks.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 5:25:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: BenLurkin; windcliff

Maybe JPL can let US know if they find intelligent life in the White House.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 5:28:02 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: BenLurkin
There's good news and bad news.

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4 posted on 08/13/2012 5:28:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BenLurkin
News flash: JPL calls Obama to the situation room to show him Martians!



5 posted on 08/13/2012 5:28:36 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: BenLurkin

Well just ask Sheila Jackson, who does he think maintains the plot around the American flag the Astronauts planted?

Maybe this is that 3AM phone call that Hillary was talking about.

I am still waiting for BO to say “We are going to the sun, we will go at night when it isn’t as hot”.

If he doesn’t jobama probably will.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 5:29:26 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: BenLurkin

“Even if they are microbes”?

I think we can be self-assured that, if there is life on Mars, that is a given that microbial life is all there will be.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 5:29:26 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: BenLurkin
Gotta watch out for those leathery looking objects on those foreign planets....
8 posted on 08/13/2012 5:30:05 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: BenLurkin

He is looking for his Obamartian ancestors that came here as slaves.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 5:30:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: BenLurkin

No Odungo, but they found your college transcripts..........


10 posted on 08/13/2012 5:31:16 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cripplecreek

ROFL!

Hey Zer0, they were hiding in plain sight.


11 posted on 08/13/2012 5:31:29 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: BenLurkin

“Let me know if you find any Martians... They haven’t been paying their taxes.”


12 posted on 08/13/2012 5:32:38 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: BenLurkin
"Obama Wants JPL Scientists To Let Him Know If They Find Martians"

Why? He'd still have to use his teleprompter to talk to them.

13 posted on 08/13/2012 5:35:29 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: InsidiousMongo
Gotta watch out for those leathery looking objects on those foreign planets....

How did Nancy Pelosi get there?
14 posted on 08/13/2012 5:36:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Yea you're kinda right. They are both dangerous, violate you in some way shape or form, and kill you from the inside out.
15 posted on 08/13/2012 5:41:12 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: cripplecreek

That’s just wrong! Go back to your room.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 5:43:22 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Jonty30
I think we can be self-assured that, if there is life on Mars, that is a given that microbial life is all there will be.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 5:43:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: cripplecreek

rocket broom, latest model


18 posted on 08/13/2012 5:45:17 PM PDT by kalee
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To: BenLurkin

I am stunned that Charles Bolden, the head of NASA, has turned out the way he did (or at least the way he appears to me)

He was a Marine, a pilot, and an astronaut.

Yet, here he is, acting like an affirmative action appointment to head up NASA. I hate that it sounds that way, but how on earth else can one justify his actions in his current job? It makes no sense to me.

How could someone like this implement the policies of the Obama administration?

The whole ridiculous issue of “muslim outreach” aside, I suspect I am not the only one baffled by this man. I stayed up to watch the landing, and when it was successful, someone with his clipboard wielding secretary walked in to the control center (It looked like him, though the stream was grainy) and was roundly ignored.

He looked like he was trying to find people to celebrate with, and he and his secretary appeared to be ignored by everybody. It looked awkward.

Perhaps some other Freeper has some knowledge of this situation at NASA they can share. I would like to think I am mistaken on this...I have a lot of respect for the USMC, and this guy was career, but what the hell? Additionally...his son’s middle name is “Che”. WTF?


19 posted on 08/13/2012 5:50:36 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: mass55th

No, Bam wants the Martians to each contribute $3 to his re-election campaign and he’ll enter them into a contest...


20 posted on 08/13/2012 6:02:10 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: BenLurkin

If NASA finds a Martian, Obama plans on giving him the right to vote (for him) in November via executive order.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: UCANSEE2
Crap! They're all democrats!


22 posted on 08/13/2012 6:09:58 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: BenLurkin
Found one!

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23 posted on 08/13/2012 6:11:11 PM PDT by GnL
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To: BenLurkin
Noted rocket scientist and Nobel laureate sheila jackson lee, upon being notified by the Mars Rover team of the discovery of microbial life on the Red Planet, called obama to notify him of the news.

“They found those bugs under a rock... over by the flag the astronauts planted there before”.

LLS

24 posted on 08/13/2012 6:13:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: BenLurkin

25 posted on 08/13/2012 6:24:10 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: BenLurkin

Is Nancy Pelosi proof that there’s no intelligent life on earth?


26 posted on 08/13/2012 6:42:57 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BenLurkin

whitey on mars really pisses off obama. good thing gil scot-heron didn’t live to see this - it’d have given him a heart attack.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 6:52:53 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: BenLurkin

and NO O-bummer even if we do find any, we won’t register them to vote for you!


28 posted on 08/13/2012 6:59:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: cripplecreek

lol !


29 posted on 08/13/2012 7:01:14 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: BenLurkin

Hey Barak - I’m in the phone book. Sheesh!


30 posted on 08/13/2012 7:09:11 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: BenLurkin
Interesting on the night on that landing I was listing to coast to coast am

It was suggests several time that Obama would make a highly dramatic, world wide "Life found on Mars" statement just before the election as an October surprise to distract/ give him a bump/claim credit

31 posted on 08/13/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: BenLurkin

Perhaps that’s where the other seven states are.


32 posted on 08/13/2012 7:21:14 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: BenLurkin
Alien leader: Klaatu barada nikto...

Obama: What did you call me?!

33 posted on 08/13/2012 7:21:29 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: BenLurkin
NASA says Curiosity is now undergoing a “brain transplant” to update its software in preparation for lab experiments and travel across the planet.

Maybe they should offer Obama a brain transplant....

34 posted on 08/13/2012 8:24:54 PM PDT by JEH_Boston (Never give up.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Tripping the light grabasstic”


35 posted on 08/14/2012 12:39:55 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Obama’s probably wondering if they look like him.....(If I had a son............”)


36 posted on 08/14/2012 4:20:03 AM PDT by DaveA37
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