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Obama Jokes With NASA Curiosity Crew: ‘Let Me Know Right Away’ If There Are Martians (What a Dork!)
The Hill ^ | August 13, 2012 | Alicia M Cohn

Posted on 08/14/2012 5:54:18 AM PDT by lbryce

President Obama called to personally congratulate the crew behind NASA’s successful rover mission to Mars on Monday and asked them to inform him immediately if they made contact with Martians.

“If in fact you do make contact with Martians, please let me know right away,” he said. “I've got a lot of other things on my plate but I expect that would go to the top of the list. Even if they're just microbes that would be pretty exciting.”

NASA live-streamed the president’s call to members of Curiosity's Mars rover team, located at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

“You've made us all proud,” he told them, calling their work “inspiring” and an example of American ingenuity.

“I'm going to give you guys a personal commitment to protect these investments in science and technology,” he said.

He also asked about the NASA flight director who became an Internet sensation due to his highly visible role in the control room during Curiosity’s Martian landing last week.

“You guys are a little cooler than you used to be,” Obama joked when he asked about “Mohawk guy,” Flight Director Bobak Ferdowsi. "It does sound like NASA has come a long way from the white shirt, black dark-rimmed glasses and the pocket protectors," he noted.

"And I, in the past, thought about getting a mohawk myself — but my team keeps on discouraging me," he continued. "And now that he’s received marriage proposals and thousands of new Twitter followers, I think that I’m going to go back to my team and see if it makes sense."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dork; mars; spaceexploration
Do you really think he gives a rat's rear end about anything Curiosity reveals about Mars? He has demonstrated quite dramatically he has absolutely no interest in space whatsoever.

His cancelling of NASA's mission to return to the moon, lent a devastating blow to the US on many levels, opportunities that might have regained US leadership in space travel, technology will be lost forever by other countries, namely China.

Whether it's to explore simply for the excitement that has kept Mankind on the constant path of discovery, thrill of it all, for scientific fulfillment, knowledge, to expand humankind's horizons, experience or even for economic benefit, gain. His idea of space travel is wearing Spock's ears that he thinks makes him so cool.

His comment about being immediately being informed if contact with Martians are made makes him sound even dorkier than he really is.

1 posted on 08/14/2012 5:54:24 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

The Martians should watch out, before they know it he’ll be hitting them up for a campaign contribution.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 5:59:18 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: lbryce

Actually, “O” is afraid that if aliens are found, they’d want him back.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 5:59:41 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: lbryce

I think he meant Muslims...


4 posted on 08/14/2012 6:03:42 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: lbryce

I’m surprised he didn’t ask if they’ve seen the flag Neil Armstrong planted and if so, run the rover over it.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 6:05:26 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: lbryce

Oh that Obama... he’s so funny and witty.... He’s a freakin’ joke.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 6:10:44 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: lbryce

Designing “things,” building “stuff,” making “thingamajigs,” and looking for “Martians.” I’m surprised he didn’t ask to see where we “put the flag.”


7 posted on 08/14/2012 6:11:55 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: lbryce

It amazes me how this man turns EVERY situation around to reflect on himself. Notice all his comments about “I was thinking....” “I was going to....” “I should....”. Ugh disgusting.

I find his comments about dark-rimmed glasses & pocket portectors to be belittling.

O is just a giant specimen of functional mental illness on display.....so freakin glad this ass is our president /s


8 posted on 08/14/2012 6:13:25 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: lbryce

I abhor Obama, but I thought that was actually pretty funny.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 6:14:11 AM PDT by Jayster
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To: crosshairs

Naw, that flag was planted by Buzz Lightyear.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 6:15:26 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: outofsalt

I wonder how many Mooslims were on the NASA team?


11 posted on 08/14/2012 6:22:51 AM PDT by auggy ( http://www.wtv-zone.com/Mary/THISWILLMAKEYOUPROUD.HTML)
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If he wants to see a classic StarWars bar-scene he needs to take a close look at his cabinet.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 6:23:29 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: lbryce
He should ask fellow lefty, Sheila Jackass Lee.

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On a visit to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2005, Jackson Lee made embarrassing news by asking if the Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted there in 1969 by Neil Armstrong.[2]

Prior to the 110th Congress, Jackson Lee served on the House Science Committee and on the Subcommittee that oversees space policy and NASA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Jackson_Lee#Political_career

13 posted on 08/14/2012 6:28:33 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: surroundedbyblue
""It does sound like NASA has come a long way from the white shirt, black dark-rimmed glasses and the pocket protectors," he noted."

In other words, when NASA was white and male. Imagine the CF now if they had to deal with another Apollo 13 incident.

14 posted on 08/14/2012 6:29:26 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: lbryce

Even little kids are embarrassed by obama.

Do we have pics of obama dressed as a fool like this?


15 posted on 08/14/2012 6:39:19 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: lbryce

Ah, love to see others who think the same of the ObamaDORK as I.

This clown couldn’t pass a high school level class in any useful subject and has never had (nor ever could hold) a real job...so guess he was an ideal student for Columbia, Harvard law, community organizer, Illinois (a great big joke) senator, and finally, as the Cretin-in-Chief.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 7:00:45 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Right Wing Assault

“...Do we have pics of obama dressed as a fool like this?...”

Probably not right now. However, one of our Photoshop experts will soon trot one out. Should be a good one due to the history of our resident ‘Shop users.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 7:02:44 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Although far from perfect, considering the time I had available at work to do this, it's damn nearly a masterpiece. Hope you get to enjoy it.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 7:11:28 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: baddog 219
Oh that Obama... he’s so funny and witty.... He’s a freakin’ joke.

His jokes have always been low-wattage and sophomoric, but everyone in his bubble laughs at every one leading him to believe he's a comedy genius.

19 posted on 08/14/2012 7:12:06 AM PDT by Reeses (An optimist believes the Republicans nominated their best. A pessimist knows they did.)
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To: lbryce

If you really need it to be perfect, I can manage it by sometime late afternoon. Please let me know.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 7:14:27 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: NCC-1701

If you really need it to be perfect, I can manage it by sometime late afternoon. Please let me know.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: lbryce

He just wants to make sure that the martians “pay their fair share.”


22 posted on 08/14/2012 7:17:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: lbryce

I personally don’t think the comment was any more dorky than anything else the man says, but...

you’re right, he doesn’t give a ratsass about discoveries on Mars,

unless they promote Islam. This is what he views as the mission of NASA under his administration.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 7:17:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: lbryce
asked them to inform him immediately if they made contact with Martians.

He mis spoke.. he meant to say MARXISTS.

24 posted on 08/14/2012 7:27:50 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: lbryce

Beuatiful! I love it. I’m sure we will see it again.


25 posted on 08/14/2012 7:52:24 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: lbryce
“You guys are a little cooler than you used to be,” Obama joked when he asked about “Mohawk guy,” Flight Director Bobak Ferdowsi. "It does sound like NASA has come a long way from the white shirt, black dark-rimmed glasses and the pocket protectors," he noted.

"Shut up, you twit."

26 posted on 08/14/2012 7:57:13 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Don Corleone
"asked them to inform him immediately if they made contact with Martians."

He misspoke.. he meant to say MARXISTS.

Well, Mars is known as the "Red" planet.

:)

27 posted on 08/14/2012 8:38:19 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Obama is getting desperate to look charming and funny.

In 2008 everyone was kissing his ass.  By the end of 2012, everyone will be calling him one.

By this time next year, he won't be able to so much as find a couple to go out with him and Michelle to dinner, let alone get it comped.

Oh he won't have changed any, it's just that when he does the same dumb ass stuff, he'll be seen as an idiot stick, not described (by the DNCp) as Mr. Slick.

The thrill is gone.  No more pant leg tingles... he's yesterday's flavor.  The teleprompter will leave him for a better man, no check that, just a man. In the future he'll have to lie to and insult folks without reading to them.

At least he'll have all those personal documents at home to rifle through, reminisce, realizing why he desperately had to hide them, and coming to the conclusion that we were right about him all long.

So in the end, he'll be proven right.  We do have something in common with him.  He will inevitably have come to see himself as we do.

Having unseated the former worst president in our nation's history, perhaps Obama should meet with him and get some pointers.

He could start an international affairs think tank, so he could short circuit U. S. policy for the next forty years.  He could jet-set to Iran and strike a deal, so they too could have nukes in a matter of months.  He could even hammer a few dozen nails and convince the world he's the poster wimp for Habitat for Humanity, you know, the best ex-president in U. S. history.

Say what you will, it worked for the last moron.

They could bill it as the Misters Peanut/JujyFruit summit.  And read that carefully.  I did not use the word masters, because masters they are not, unless... you use it in the English sense, Master Barack Hussein Obama, the adolescent.

You know, you think about either of them and realizing what they did to our nation and the world, your eyes sort of mist up.

Carter, Clinton, Obama... gosh that Democrat party... isn't it on a roll...

What WILL they come up with next?

McGovern, you're the queball, that got this whole thing rolling.  Aren't you proud of yourself.  Your anti-American activities were adopted by the whole party.  See why we annihilated you at the polls in '72?

Well it's 2012 George, and guess what's about to happen.  The guy that beat out Jimmy Carter is positioning himself to beat you out too.

I don't know, is that a bifecta, a trifecta, a quadrafecta, a quintafecta, a sextivecta, an sevtifecta, an octifecta...

28 posted on 08/14/2012 9:31:58 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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