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  • December 16, 2020 at 12:06 am
    Too Tall

    Nice ride!

  • December 16, 2020 at 12:19 am
    JTC

    Heh, love it!

    Javie must already be on board so to speak, or that Heavy would be a fireball right about now. 🙂

  • December 16, 2020 at 12:30 am
    ottersmith

    It’s got a muffler now? There’s an invention!

  • December 16, 2020 at 12:31 am
    Pamela

    So what’s the paint job? Ghost Flames…

    • December 16, 2020 at 5:38 am
      Bill G

      So he can be a Ghost Flame rider, in the sky?

  • December 16, 2020 at 12:47 am
    Chris Muir
    • December 16, 2020 at 1:15 am
      JTC

      How sickening to continue to see these big reveals of obvious fraud while The Chosen and all its acolytes snicker and thumb their noses and say so what?

      Is there a near-term path to relief? Any kind of end-game plan? Because I can’t and won’t be suffered through what is coming in the next months and years if these things are allowed to stand.

      So I am for not allowing them to stand.

      • December 16, 2020 at 7:33 am
        Paladin

        I am also at a loss of what I can do. Quit drinking Yungling, Wisconsin cheese, Land O Lakes butter, Detroit Iron. All seam too puny…

    • December 16, 2020 at 6:25 am
      Bill G

      Statistical models were sufficient to ‘prove’ AGC, er, AGW, er, AGC, er, AGCC. It’s SCIENCE!!!! Statistical models were sufficient to prove the lethality of the CCP Virus. It’s SCIENCE!!!!!!
      So it should be sufficient to offset a vote that about 80% of the population believes to be fraudulent.
      RIGHT???? Right? right …

    • December 16, 2020 at 5:14 pm
      WayneM

      It doesn’t matter what the voters say as long as the Left has control of the means of counting & tallying…

  • December 16, 2020 at 12:58 am
    President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

    Who does Elon license that with? DMV? Or FAA?

    • December 16, 2020 at 1:02 am
      JTC

      NASA one would think. FREE one would prefer.

    • December 16, 2020 at 1:38 am
      JSStryker

      Yes!

    • December 16, 2020 at 4:18 am
      James McEnanly

      NASA.

    • December 16, 2020 at 9:28 am
      GWB

      NASA and FAA
      Rockets have to be cleared through airspace so those hot-rodders don’t sideswipe a slow-moving Concorde or something.

      (In the past, btw, rockets have absolute airspace right-of-way. They are fast, without much effective directional control – especially when coming down. With all of the innovations going on, that might just change someday.)

      • December 16, 2020 at 2:49 pm
        Unca Walt

        IIRC the absolute ruler of ROW in the sky is the balloon.

        The lowest of the low: Hoppacopters

    • December 16, 2020 at 11:44 am
      Browncoat57
      • December 16, 2020 at 5:01 pm
        JTC

        Note the chest board on that Master Sgt, gotta have some logic, reason, and badass authority to run things and keep all that brass out of trouble…

    • December 16, 2020 at 4:37 pm
      Punta Gorda

      Vivid Video…

      • December 16, 2020 at 9:57 pm
        Pamela

        Wonder if he is a fan of Flesh Gordon

    • December 16, 2020 at 11:30 pm
      John M.

      NASA

  • December 16, 2020 at 1:14 am
    NotYetInACamp

    spaceship designs appear to again be looking like the Science fiction drawings, models, NASA predictions, and movie designs and pulp writers made them appear back in the 1950’s.

    • December 16, 2020 at 1:28 am
      JTC

      You want the 50’s movies? Did you see the vid of that Starship eerily rotating in air to assume landing position…which landing it unfortunately but spectacularly approached a bit too briskly?*

      *And which Elon hilariously and only partially disingenuously praised as a “successful ascent…”

      • December 16, 2020 at 2:13 am
        Fox2!

        Sticking the landing was a “stretch” goal for this mission. Wasn’t necessary to accomplish all of the pre-defined goals.

        It is good to extend one’s goals, but you have to expect some of them to not be met.I’m sure that the next mission will conclude with a successful landing.

      • December 16, 2020 at 12:56 pm
        President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

        Thunderbird 1

  • December 16, 2020 at 2:09 am
    Heltau

    Is there enough room to stuff a couple of hundred libturds in the rocket and send it off to the Andromeda Galaxy?
    Asking for a LOT of Americans.
    Bye the way, Happy Christmass and hopefully a Merry New Year to you all.

    • December 16, 2020 at 2:10 am
      Heltau

      I used the wrong by.

    • December 16, 2020 at 2:14 am
      Fox2!

      Use them for sound suppression lining on the flame trench.

      • December 16, 2020 at 5:06 am
        Haltau

        Far better usage of these libturds than my comment.
        Should they be tared and feathered before this usage?

    • December 16, 2020 at 11:41 am
      Pamela

      Send them where the Reavers are….

  • December 16, 2020 at 3:05 am
    Mike-SMO

    e-Dogs or Tin Man should have noted the arrival, if nothing else, than to safe the turkey launcher.

    • December 16, 2020 at 6:28 am
      Bill G

      Ayuh; we wouldn’t want Elon’s nice ride to run afoul of Sam’s turkey. The 700 MPH chicken gun has nothing on Sam’s cookware.

  • December 16, 2020 at 5:21 am
    Robert Heinlein the Prophet.

    License would be with FAA, as per SpaceShipOne.

    Rockets as Robert A. Heinlein would have preferred ( it lives ).

    Given that Falcon Nine did a similar thing, Elon was happy to get within 100m of success IRL. Plus as a fan of Mythbusters he doesn’t mind BIG booms.

    • December 16, 2020 at 11:34 am
      CDR 215

      Yeah, but Elons’ booms are a lot more expensive than the Myth Busters’ booms!

  • December 16, 2020 at 9:11 am
    Dave

    Another step in turning Texas blue. While the jobs are nice, the people and their socialist ideals are not.

    Really, really need to implement Glenn Reynolds’ Welcome-wagon idea.

    • December 16, 2020 at 9:29 am
      GWB

      Absolutely.

  • December 16, 2020 at 9:15 am
    noy fub

    Chris, thanks for sharing the Revolver article. Not light reading but, very interesting.

  • December 16, 2020 at 9:28 am
    Fronk!

    John F. Kennedy famously said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    • December 16, 2020 at 12:07 pm
      Lyle

      Was Kennedy not speaking from the Progressive (incremental communist revolutionary) point of view? It is my assertion that, judging from those words alone it is impossible to tell. A Marxist street thug would say exactly the same thing. Many of these clever phrases we like so much can be turned around to either direction; adopted by either side in the war, and as such they are clearly lacking in guiding principle.

  • December 16, 2020 at 9:30 am
    GWB

    With a guest around the house, I am expecting not to see any waterhole visits or Jan sunbathing any time soon?

  • December 16, 2020 at 11:27 am
    Advo

    “Is that a rocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

    • December 16, 2020 at 5:17 pm
      JTC

      Just hope he can sticky that landing…

  • December 16, 2020 at 11:46 am
    Browncoat57

    Shiny!

  • December 16, 2020 at 12:41 pm
    • December 16, 2020 at 2:08 pm
      JTC

      Definitely entertaining, but for entertainment value only…

      Can’t have CSA, it’s been done and does not convey the truth and reach of the CRA (Constitutional Republic of America), which encompasses so much more, geographically, psychologically, politically. economically, and of course as the name implies, Constitutionally.

      But it is as the last one was, a Confederation for freedom…

      The Confederated States of the Constitutional Republic of America,

      The Confeds of the CRA.

    • December 16, 2020 at 11:49 pm
      John M.

      Shouldn’t that be “D.P.R. of Cascadia?” There are no more Soviet Socialist Republics…

  • December 16, 2020 at 2:01 pm
    Halley

    A sense of humor is a means of survival and self-defense. I’m finding for the first time since ever that mine is on hold, in this excruciating wait for the Nov. 3 terrorist attack by The Enemy to be avenged. And most of the mainstream “conservative internet” is in such a horrifying Surrender Mode, that there is basically nothing left to read or latch on to for hope. Thanks for this DBD lifeline, and this turned-on community.

  • December 16, 2020 at 2:04 pm
    Malatrope

    Truly beautiful artwork there, Chris! You captured the spirit perfectly!

  • December 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm
    Pamela
  • December 16, 2020 at 2:35 pm
    Malatrope

    In case you missed the SN8 launch, this is the best visuals and sound I’ve seen so far:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIyKS_9tP08

    …and here’s the geek freakout behind the camera:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujCmpqWcJxk

    • December 16, 2020 at 11:33 pm
      JTC

      Great camera work. But the low-res version I watched over and over of the rotation is almost better in conveying the 50’s bad sci-fi animation and evokes that kid in me. 🙂

  • December 16, 2020 at 3:29 pm
    Pamela
    • December 16, 2020 at 6:03 pm
      Punta Gorda

      Gnarly banana.

  • December 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm
    DonS

    Halley, for never-say-die encouraging news, watch Steve Bannon’s “War Room Pandemic” morning and evening daily. Also, download John Fredericks Radio APP on your phone. They are relentless, and the truth is on our side.
    Blessings! DonS

  • December 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm
    Pamela
    • December 16, 2020 at 8:24 pm
      JTC

      Like I said,

      “…all it’s acolytes snicker and thumb their noses and say, so what?”

      And we say, “so nothing”.

  • December 16, 2020 at 8:20 pm
    My Way or -->

    Chris, that rocket is a gigglesnort. You could post a warning, just as a kindness.

    Note this from WUWT: there is a possibility that the looming Biden Admin may pursue persecution (not PROsecution) of those with dissenting opinions, mostly about climate change/this & that, but here’s the warning article:
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/16/wuwt-big-changes-returning-to-a-war-footing-on-climate/
    It appears that Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is leading the charge on it, per this warning: I have inside information that Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) will be pushing the Biden administration, calling for prominent climate skeptics, and climate skeptical organizations to be put on investigations and “show trials” for daring to question the consensus. There may be worse than that coming, as he seems to genuinely believe we’ve committed some sort of crime and should be punished for it. Make no mistake, it’s coming. <-

    There is nothing that says other platforms will not be pursued as dissenters.

    • December 16, 2020 at 8:52 pm
      JTC

      Actually that crazy cartoon Starship silhouette is quite true to life…

      https://techcrunch-com.cdn.ampproject.org/i/s/techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SpaceX-Starship-Mk1-17.jpg?resize=1536,1024

      As to their “truthers” coming for us?
      Bring it bytches.

      • December 16, 2020 at 9:35 pm
        Malatrope

        That was the old MK1, which is being scrapped. Watch the videos I posted above for the one that’s actually flown. And before anybody says “it exploded”, that was expected. It achieved all of its intended goals.

      • December 16, 2020 at 10:53 pm
        JTC

        Yes, the so-cool revolution/evolution/devolution to the current Buck Rogers retrorocket design was discussed at length upthread.

        Also speculated about the new electric model called the Bzzzt! Batteries are problematic but Kafiroon says Toyota has that down… 🙂

        Love everything about SpaceForce and this space cowboy collaboration thing, let’s see what the new nazty regime does to it.

      • December 17, 2020 at 12:02 am
        JTC

        BTW, did you see R2D2 standing by at launch and “landing”? I mean did it land right where it launched or did that seemingly tiny but actually giant R2 travel? Hmmm?

  • December 16, 2020 at 10:31 pm
    cb
  • December 16, 2020 at 11:30 pm
    LowKey

    Why are we surprised at what has happened. We’ve watched for decades as the Democrats went further and further left as more of their ranks embraced being “Progressives”, and watched as those in office who were supposedly on the “Right” did nothing but vent hot air in political kabuki theater….’full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing’.
    Meanwhile the left listened to what their ideological role model said, “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.”

    And here we are….

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