Politico and the Democrats Now Politicizing Mars



Yesterday, there was a lot of #ScienceLoving over NASA’s report that its satellites suggest (their word; not “prove”) that there is flowing water on Mars — not just water trapped in the caps as has long been believed, but “very briny” water flowing down its mountain peaks and leaving dark furrows as it goes.

Fun news.

Politico immediately turned it into a political matter — a chance for liberals to self-promote “I f*cking love science so hard” — by misleading its audience about a Rush Limbaugh riff.

Their claim:

Rush Limbaugh pans evidence of water on Mars as part of ‘leftist agenda’
By ELIZA COLLINS 09/28/15 06:13 PM EDT

He said no such thing, of course. He did not posit a conspiracy, as this headline (and the tweet that promoted it) suggests.

Flowing water on Mars? That’s just part of the liberal agenda, Rush Limbaugh says.

Nope! Not what he said.

The conservative radio talk show host addressed NASA’s announcement on Monday that it had found evidence of flowing water on present-day Mars, and — spoiler alert –he doesn’t believe it.

Also, not what he said.

“OK so there’s flowing water on Mars. Yip yip yip yahoo. Hey, you know me, I’m science 101, big time guy, tech advance it, you know it, I’m all in. But, NASA has been corrupted by the current regime,” Limbaugh said on his show, according to Media Matters. “Don’t know how long it’s going to take, but this news that there is flowing water on Mars is somehow going to find its way into a technique to advance the leftist agenda.”

Limbaugh did not say he didn’t believe the news, nor that the finding was itself part of the leftist agenda — but that it would immediately be used to advance the leftist agenda.

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Part of that ”Leftist agenda” was to coordinate a scienc-y message about Mars to coincide with a lefty movie starring a lefty actor about mars.
Brine is what I put cukes in to make pickles.
It is NOT ”water.”
Brine is 3.5% salts up to 26% salts.
The Great Salt Lake (which has a few stinging gnats near its edge) ranges from 5% salt up to 27%, the level at which salt cannot be dissolved into its water at any higher concentration.
Mars has ”water” like my pickle jar does.

Well, if there’s water there, don’t let the EPA near it; if it’s not orange now, it will be if they get to it.

How’s that for politicizing it?

Perhaps the left should look a little more closely at Mars. What they find might be revealing.


But, no, they’ll keep their telescopes trained on those like Limbaugh. This would be data they don’t WANT to know.

@Nanny G:

Brine can easily be turned into usable water. (Regardless of the posturing idiocy of dumbed down, talking-point parroting lefties,) the finding of flowing water on Mars is a very important and wonderful discovery, because it makes it the first heavenly body capable of supporting the building of a sustainable colony.