Late Night Thieves’ Paradise Open Thread: SPACE PIRATES!!!

There’s a joke to be made that Ted Cruz might possibly be a space alien in a badly-designed human suit, but seriously: even TV Tropes doesn’t take ‘Space Pirates’ seriously.

Of course, Raphael ‘Ted’ Cruz is taking the resulting online abuse predictably:


 
Presumably related, somehow, to Cruz’s new boogeymonsters (note Rep. Johnson’s home state):

“Education – feh! SPACE PIRATES, pew pew pew!”






47 replies
  1. 1
    Mike J says:

    I’m all for more moon mission if they send Ted Cruz.

  2. 2
    Sebastian says:

    We are so fucked.

  3. 3
    Yutsano says:

    @Mike J: No oxygen. No freeze dried food. No radiation protection.

    Yes I’m going to be bitter as fuck about Beto not beating him. But let the idiots in Texas enjoy their embarrassment from the Canadian carpetbagger.

  4. 4
    joel hanes says:

    No longer even rise to the level of “irritable impulses”.

    This is just random.

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    Mart says:

    Yeah, fisherman skiffs armed with desperate men with AK-47’s – orbital intercept missiles – pretty much the same thing. I am starting to get Ted Cruze. Visionary!

  6. 6
    MagdaInBlack says:

    Oh. Dear. Lord.
    I am in awe. 😑

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    Steeplejack says:

    Just watched an interesting documentary about Annie Oakley on PBS’s American Experience. Check your local listings. Recommended.

  8. 8
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I had seen references to that … thing … on Rafael’s face, but until watching the video clip just now I hadn’t actually seen it. And now I am yearning for my lost innocence.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Yutsano:

    But let the idiots in Texas enjoy their embarrassment from the Canadian carpetbagger.

    The idiots are enjoying Tad Cruz, but then they are idiots.

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    Steeplejack says:

    I have no idea why Disney XD has Phineas and Ferb on in the middle of the night, but it’s awfully seductive. Especially this one-hour crossover with the Marvel universe. Doofenshmirtz and the Red Skull? Nick Fury and Perry the platypus? WTF.

    The superheroes’ powers get swapped.

    Phineas: And Hulk got Iron Man’s powers. But without the suit there’s not much there.

    Hulk: I am feeling entrepreneurial.

    All kids’ shows should be this good.

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    Sebastian says:

    @Steeplejack:

    I remember that. It’s pretty good but cheesy in a Ph&F way.

  13. 13
    NotMax says:

    @Steeplejack

    Kiddies need something to unwind with after a double shift in the coal mine.

    /Trumpworld

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    Duane says:

    @Sebastian: As bad as it is imagine if the House was republican. Couldn’t stop the evil stupidity .

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Duane: they did two years of incalculable dommage (Lol) when they held all three branches. We really, really need the senate though.

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    NotMax says:

    @NotMax

    Also too, Disney After Dark still in the pre-approval pitch stage.

    :)

  17. 17
    Steeplejack says:

    @Sebastian:

    I like Phineas and Ferb in general. Waiting for the niece and nephew to catch up. They’re still at Bubble Guppies and Paw Patrol.

  18. 18
    Steve in the ATL says:

    @NotMax: princess jasmine is going to be a huge hit!

  19. 19

    In the strange file…the local mountains have snow predicted for tomorrow night.

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    NotMax says:

    @Steeplejack

    Blue’s Clues? The Wiggles?

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    NotMax says:

    @Steve in the ATL

    Musical back-up provided by The Haremettes.

    ;)

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    Steeplejack says:

    @NotMax:

    Nope. Masha and the Bear. That’s good too.

  23. 23
    Wayne Marks says:

    Ummm…. why would the Senator from Texas, which includes, you know Houston, be against a space program?

    Houston, we have a problem.

  24. 24
    Sebastian says:

    @Duane:

    I don’t know. We might be looking at widespread unrest.

    One thing that always keeps me going is the knowledge that they cannot win because in order for them to win NY and CA would have to capitulate.

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    Jay says:

    @Wayne Marks:

    He’s pro-Space Force because of Space Pirates.

    And a moron.

    He can’t hold the idea of NASA, Huston, Space in his head at the same time as Space Farce, Space Pirates and rimming Needy Amin.

  26. 26
    Jay says:

    @Duane:
    @Steve in the ATL:
    @Sebastian:

    They had the House under Needy Amin, for two years and pretty much only got Tax Cuts for Billionaires and Corporations, with some minor ACA fuckery.

    “Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress compiled a substantial record of policy accomplishment—the economic stimulus, bringing the financial system back from the brink of collapse, rescuing two automakers, universal health care, sweeping reform of financial regulation, and major changes in student loan programs, among many others. ”

    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.brookings.edu/research/president-barack-obamas-first-two-years-policy-accomplishments-political-difficulties/amp/

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    JoyceH says:

    I saw Ted Cruz explaining that we need the Space Force to protect “space commerce” (which doesn’t exist) from “space pirates” (which also doesn’t exist) – and I tried to come up with an instance where a government created a program to deal with a problem that didn’t exist yet. I came up dry. Can anyone think of an example?

  28. 28
    Jay says:

    @JoyceH:

    Eisenhower built the Interstate System before there were large amounts of interstate traffic, private or commercial.

    Kevin Cosner built a baseball field before there were ghost baseball players.

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    NotMax says:

    @JoyceH

    Japanese internment.

    Swine flu scare.

    Just two (of obviously disproportional gravity) off the top o’ the noggin.

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    Sebastian says:

    @Jay:

    True and those two years were filled with activism and marches and protest. That’s all gone now. All we do is sit and watch.

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    Plato says:

    The entire party has become a group of gutless cowards dancing to the dunce’s stupid tunes.

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    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: ‘Tain’t strange, it’s climate change.

  34. 34

    @NotMax: Quite a few folk at the time thought that the Japanese internment addressed a problem.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Which mountains? I have photos of our cabin with snow in May a few years ago so it does happen.

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    NotMax says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA

    The challenge posed was for an example of “a government created a program to deal with a problem that didn’t exist yet.” Belief or lack of same, whether merited or not, was not a stipulation

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    Citizen_X says:

    @JoyceH: The War on Drugs?

  38. 38
    Ken says:

    @Mart:

    I am starting to get Ted Cruze. Visionary!

    In the “eating funny mushrooms” sense, maybe.

  39. 39
    SFAW says:

    I think y’all are missing the big picture: with the new big interest in Space Ghost Force, that makes it that much more likely that Firefly will be back.

    Of course, with Wash dead (sorry for the spoiler) and Ron Glass having passed on, it will probably suck.

    Space Pirates. JHC, what a fucking moron.

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    SFAW says:

    @NotMax:

    Is that the Tinkerbell Stratagem?

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    SFAW says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    Quite a few folk at the time thought that the Japanese internment addressed a problem.

    Well, it did. In much the same way that voter suppression laws address a problem.

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    Don says:

    “Mark Watney, Space Pirate!” Too late, Raphael.

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    H.E.Wolf says:

    @Sebastian:

    True and those two years were filled with activism and marches and protest. That’s all gone now. All we do is sit and watch.

    I’m late and this thread is extinct. However: when someone says that, 99% of the time they’re (a) male, (b) ignoring what women are doing, and (c) doing squat, themselves.

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    RepubAnon says:

    @NotMax: Who knew anime was reality-based?

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    Bill Arnold says:

    Senator Ted Cruz thinks those of us concerned about climate change are alarmist, but he’s adamant that the nation invest in protection against space pirates

    Senator Cruz might be worried that those “space pirates” are high-tech environmentalists, and that they oppose fossil fuel interests.

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    J R in WV says:

    @Wayne Marks:

    Ummm…. why would the Senator from Texas, which includes, you know Houston, be against a space program?

    Houston, we have a problem.

    You misunderstand, Senator Rafael is wholly in favor of a Space Force, literally in case of Space Pirates.

    Yet he is completely opposed to doing anything about Global Climate Change, which he claims is a fiction, a hoax being drummed up by lieberals to… something, something… bla, bla…

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