Late Night Mockery Open Thread: SPACE. FARCE.

I was pleased that, on its national segment Thursday evening, ABC News made it clear that Trump’s new! improved! separate but equal! (yes, he said that) Space Force was (a) impossible without an act of Congress; and (b) intended, for the moment, to sell logo-branded gear to Trump supporters. Can’t stop the Grifter-in-Chief from fleecing his deplorables, but at least we stop pretending it’s anything but a short-term distraction…


WARNING: If you don’t ‘get’ this last one, here is the Urban Dictionary definition you need. For the sake of your nightmares, do *not* google the word itself!

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    Platonailedit says:

    Ex-NASA astronaut Mark Kelly on the Space Force: "The only person that I've heard say this is a fantastic idea is the Commander in Chief, the President of the United States. Everybody else says it's redundant, it's wasteful. We don't have the need out there right now." @MSNBC— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 9, 2018

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    Platonailedit says:

    It is a grift altright, alright

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    westyny says:

    Spaaaaace Foooorrrrce!!! /reverb

    ^ my contribution

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    Misterpuff says:

    And Manifort’s banker can contribute another 6 million to Become First Minister of Space Force.

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    Jay says:

    You know when they move the TV show into space, the franchise has really run out of ideas.

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    Platonailedit says:

    I don't give a damn about the stupid #SpaceForce.Devin Nunes was caught on the #NunesTapes admitting #ObstructionOfJustice, and #Trump confess-tweeted his campaigns involvement in #RussianCollusion.Unless we're sending these traitors into outer space, it's a useless distraction— A Liberal Marine (@USMCLiberal) August 9, 2018

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    Keith P. says:

    @Platonailedit: I’d bet that the idea came from Newt, so there’s exactly two people in favor of it.

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    clay says:

    OT: Anyone see this?

    A federal judge in Washington halted a deportation in progress Thursday and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that the Trump administration started to remove a woman and her daughter while a court hearing appealing their deportations was underway.

    “This is pretty outrageous,” U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said after being told about the removal. “That someone seeking justice in U.S. court is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her?”

    “I’m not happy about this at all,” the judge continued. “This is not acceptable.”

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    smike says:

    And then he’ll build the first space casino in the history of the universe! Followed, of course, by the first space bankruptcy in the history of the universe.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @HumboldtBlue: That poor baby!

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    EBT says:

    I was given a new keyboard for my birthday today. a Reddragon K552N1 mechanical keyboard. This is replacing a battle worn Logitech k120, and this is just amazing. And for what I learned is a 30 dollar mechanical keyboard.

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    NotMax says:

    @smike

    the first space casino

    Mars-a-lago.

    Surrounded by a Space Wall.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @EBT: Does it make the flackery-clack sounds?

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    EBT says:

    @opiejeanne: Yes, it’s an 87 key mechanical keyboard (no number pad) and each button makes a nice solid click. The whole thing is solid too. I could easily bludgeon a burglar to death with this.

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    EBT says:

    The switches are imitation Cherry MX blues. Which considering the last time Cherry refreshed their molds are probably better than the real things now.

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:

    @EBT:

    Mechanical keyboards are great! I love my Das Keyboard.

    People seem reluctant to even consider upgrading their keyboards from whatever came with their computer, which is strange, considering that the keyboard is a tool that you spend so much time using.

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    EBT says:

    @Steeplejack (phone): Yeah, I mean I was doing progression raid leading with Wowgoons with my cheap 12 dollar K120. The other half was a 90 dollar thumbpad mouse. I have no idea how people play an MMO without a thumbpad mouse to cast all their abilities.

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    Platonailedit says:

    Charlottesville remembered: ‘A battle for the soul of America’.

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    NobodySpecial says:

    I still wish I had my old keyboard, a ZBoard Merc, but that was mostly because of the modified 10 key setup on the left side, which made it excellent for gaming. Sadly, they no longer update the drivers, and the latest Windows update disabled the setup forever. And, of course, no one makes anything like a replacement that isn’t three figures.

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    The Ancient Randonneur says:

    Hahahaha! Make America Gape Again.

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    @Steeplejack (phone): I use a Logitech Craft Keyboard, really nice one especially the little knobby thingie.

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    Aleta says:

    Listening to crows talk to each other. It’s not about danger, just seems social early morning check-in stuff.

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    p.a. says:

    It’s the next step after GWB’s Mission to Mars. Administration incompetent, corrupt, unpopular? Here come Pigs in Spaaaaacccceeeee…

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    captnkurt says:

    @Aleta: Just finished reading Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness, which had a fantastic chapter on crows and the ways all birds communicate. For anyone interested in nature but because they live in an urban environment, thought they can only see some by “heading out to the country”, this should be your next read.

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    MelissaM says:

    Truly burst out laughing at the last one. Then I remembered the images after googling. The horror.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    I am predicting that Space Force is going to end up some committee staffed exclusively with hard right conservatives who will do nothing but issue studies refusing climate change.

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    J R in WV says:

    @clay:

    OT: Anyone see this?

    A federal judge in Washington halted a deportation in progress Thursday and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that the Trump administration started to remove a woman and her daughter while a court hearing appealing their deportations was underway.

    “This is pretty outrageous,” U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said after being told about the removal. “That someone seeking justice in U.S. court is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her?”

    “I’m not happy about this at all,” the judge continued. “This is not acceptable.”

    I did see it late last night. And not for the first time, I wondered why none of these child abusers who have lied to steal children from their families arms is in jail for child abuse and contempt of court. Especially Kjirsten Neilsen, who should be jailed awaiting trial for human trafficking — given that they have admitted that their policy and pilot project had no record keeping and no process for reuniting children and their families, deported families without their children with no process or system for reuniting those families.

    If human trafficking of those children was not the purposeful outcome of this project, why was there no data collected, no policy, no plan, no strategy for returning these children with their family?

    I understand Secretary Betsy DeVos’s family has a profitable business arranging adoptions… do you suppose some of the children not reunited with their families are in the “loving” hands of “Good Christian” DeVos’s businesses? If so, Ms DeVos should also be jailed for human trafficking — it is what their plan was built to accomplish, according to all the actual evidence and the outcomes of those first separated in the early pilot project.

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    No One of Consequence says:

    In space no one can hear you collude had me chuckling, but the commie rip-off of the nasa logo and goatse really put the bow on the whole thing.

    We’re so far gone Albert Camus couldn’t fathom the absurdity…

    Peace and Friday,

    – NOoC

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    Lynn Dee says:

    Thank you! I didn’t get that at all. It explains the comment to the tweet about the “ring” and also why the thumbs are at the bottom. (And no, I didn’t google. The definition at the link was sufficient to make me feel queasy at the thought.)

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    I want a mascot named Spacey McSpaceForce.

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    boatboy_srq says:

    Any bets on whether the Space Force gets scrapped because too many Reichwing lawmakers think the earth is flat?

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    Victory says:

    Team Space Force….fuck yea!

    Time to save the mother fucking Space!

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