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A 'UFO sighting' briefly freaked out the drugged up woo-woo West Coast. There was an earthly explanation.

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Leroy N. Soetoro

Dec 23, 2017, 3:24:28 PM12/23/17

The people of Los Angeles can be forgiven if they were a little quick to
jump to extraterrestrial conclusions.

The government did, after all, just admit that it had spent $22 million to
investigate unidentified flying objects. And after 70 years of keeping the
government installation known as Area 51 under wraps, Uncle Sam conceded
that, yes, it did exist, and yes, some super-secret stuff went on there.

So, it’s perfectly logical that Angelenos gazing into a darkening sky
around 5:30 p.m. Friday would assume their city was in the midst of an
alien invasion as they saw this:

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who ultimately wants to put people
on a space-bound Megabus, fanned the flames by saying on Twitter that the
jellyfish-like shape in the sky was a “nuclear alien UFO from North

Southern Californians and other people out West, well, freaked out.

Jan Brewer, whose Twitter profile succinctly identifies her as “Arizona’s
22nd Governor” tweeted that she was wondering what the lights over Phoenix
were. For some reason, she tagged President Donald Trump.

And many, many others pointed their smartphone cameras skyward, capturing
what they assumed was the first sign of the alien apocalypse — or
something — and musing about the vapory lights in the sky.

There was, of course, a perfectly reasonable explanation.

Musk’s SpaceX had launched an Irdium-4 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force
Base in California — about 150 miles from the City of Angels.

According to the Los Angeles Times, officials had warned that people would
be able to see the launch across Southern California and elsewhere on the
western half of the country. There was even a live webcast for those with
more than a passing interest in rockets.

But for most people, there was just confusion, awe and maybe a little bit
of panic.

And as Musk pointed out in the wee hours of Saturday morning, people along
the East Coast can freak out next month.

Elon Musk
If you liked tonight’s launch, you will really like Falcon Heavy next
month: 3 rocket cores & 3X thrust. 2 cores return to base doing
synchronized aerobatics. 3rd lands on droneship.

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A test launch of that rocket, which Musk hopes will someday lead to
missions to Mars, will launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Donald J. Trump, 304 electoral votes to 227, defeated compulsive liar in
denial Hillary Rodham Clinton on December 19th, 2016. The clown car
parade of the democrat party has run out of gas.

Congratulations President Trump. Thank you for ending the disaster of the
Obama presidency.

Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
The World According To Garp.

ObamaCare is a total 100% failure and no lie that can be put forth by its
supporters can dispute that.

Obama jobs, the result of ObamaCare. 12-15 working hours a week at minimum
wage, no benefits and the primary revenue stream for ObamaCare. It can't
be funded with money people don't have, yet liberals lie about how great
it is.

Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in the eight
years he was in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood queer
liberal democrat donors.

None of the Above

Dec 26, 2017, 12:45:31 AM12/26/17
The launch was spectacular; but anybody with a lick of sense should
have been able to figure out what was going on. Then again, these are
the same folks who were convinced an airliner contrail was actually a
submarine launched missile...
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