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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Which Do You Believe In?

I'm sure all of you have heard, at least in passing, about the UFO sightings in Stephensville, Texas last week. About 30 residents, including a pilot and a police officer, watched strange lights in the sky which moved from horizon to horizon at great speed, much faster than an aircraft. One witness says he say military aircraft attempt to intercept the lights, though the Air Force denies any such action.

What really happened? Darned if I know. The official explanations, airliner lights and so forth, make as little sense as the witnesses descriptions. I will admit that I'm not one to dismiss all such reports out of hand, but something else struck me as much more interesting about this story, and that is that 14% of Americans believe that UFOs are of extraterrestrial origin.

So if UFOs can just double the number of believers, which is certainly a doable proposition, then more Americans will believe in the existence of UFOs than believe that George Bush is a good President.

You go, UFOs!!!

32 comments:

Mike said...

Well if you got to believe, dream big.

What I would like to think of as "do-able" is that UFO's will make an appearance here on earth, pack up George and take him back to their planet where they administer a drug giving him immortality and then they proceed to anal probe him for eternity.

That would be my dream.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. - Bill Watterson

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike: That's a great Dream. Let's make it a reality!

Bruce: I got two Calvin & Hobbs treasuries for Xymas. Bill Watterson should be President.

Malach the Merciless said...

As I read Richard Dreyfuss is building Mash Potato sculptures on the TV.

Colonel Colonel said...

Those mashed-potato sculptures made a lot more sense than Bush's Iraq policy.

sigh.

Phoebe Fay said...

Mike's vision is enough to inspire me to have faith in UFOs!

C'mon Greenies! Get here soon and take George away. Dick, too, while you're at it. You don't have to anally probe Dick, if you don't want (and I can totally understand not wanting to). You could just shoot him off into a convenient black hole.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

i dont care to hear about aliens unless there is a probing involved.

Preposterous Ponderings said...

We live here on this planet so why can't there be life on the others.

Let's hope they abduct Bush!

FOUR DINNERS said...

Compared to Bushwhacker I'd have thought you guys would vote for Ming The Merciless if necessary to get shot of the numb nut.

The truth is (probably) out there...

Colonel Colonel said...

Phoebe: I think the alirns have already anally probed Dik. How else do you explain him?

T-Bird: We will put you in charge of the X-rated Aliens Dept. Carry on!

PrePo: Let's hope that once they do they don't return him!

Colonel Colonel said...

Dinners: I think Ming The Merciless is running- his name is Rudy Guiliani. Fortunately he disappeared into Florida about a month ago and nobody has heard from him since.

I'd vote for Mork & Mindy before I'd vote for either him or Bushy.

God help us- how did we get here again?

Mike said...

Aliens put Bush on the planet a million years ago to dumb us down enough so they could take us over. Their plan is working especially well here in Michigan. We voted for Romney in the primary.

Buzzardbilly said...

I'll bet more than 50% of the people believe that if UFOs did land, Tom Cruise would rush there to worship them in the name of LRH.

AngryMan said...

I think we should start a campaign or something. Maybe UFOs could be Colbert's running mate. We just have to talk him back into the race.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

mike stole my comment!

George said...

Stephenville's pretty darn close to Crawford, where Bush vacations at his ranch. Hmmmm?

And why wouldn't you feel better about aliens? ET, R2D2, Mork, Alf . . . George Bush?

Cissy Strutt said...

We had Ming the Merciless as Prime Minister from 1946 to 1963. He was succeeded by Harold Holt, who you would remember as the Prime Minister we, er, lost. Went for a swim in the sea one day and we never saw him again. He is memorialised thusly. Um, what was the question again?

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike: If Bush was here a Million years ago, he'd have been alone with Racquel Welch... oh, bad mental image there.

BB: I'll bet more folks believe in UFOs than Tom Cruise.

Angryman: Great idea!

HTGT: He's always doing that to me too. Gotta be faster to keep up with him.

George: Welcome to MMB! You have it- George is Mork & Dik is Alf. And we're all screwed.

Cissy: Wow, I had no idea you lost a PM. Just spent some time reading about him. Except for the LBJ thing, he seemed decent. Maybe he's hanging out at that 7-Eleven in Kansas with Elvis.

Atlas Cerise said...

UFOs are more real than Bush's progress in Iraq. At least people have seen a UFO.

Phoebe Fay said...

Atlas' logic is irrefutable. That settles it. UFOs win!

Colonel Colonel said...

Works for me.

pissed off patricia said...

Let's find a ufo and put bush's evil ass on it. Let the little green guys take him home to keep.

Colonel Colonel said...

PoP: But remember, "no deposit, no return".

Cissy Strutt said...

If you liked Harold Holt, you will love Ben Chifley.

Simply Curious said...

I see dead people.

C.Rag said...

I'm not surprised at all.

Colonel Colonel said...

Cissy: Yeah, he was cool too. You had some good PM's before the Dessicated Coconut.

SCG: I never doubted it for a moment. So have I, mebbe. But that's another post.

C.Rag: It takes more than that, eh? We'll keep trying.

sirdar said...

My UFO buds tell me that they had a malfunction on ship. Something about dilithium crystals...or something like that.

NerdGirl said...

I totally believe in extraterrestrials and UFO's ... I suspect Bush is one of the bad ones sent here to do us in via stupidity! haha

pissed off patricia said...

The Opus cartoon this weekend fits in nicely with this post.

Kerstin said...

I have to admit UFO's make a helluva lot more sense than anything going on in this world today.

Parad0x said...

This explains the guy coming to our campus to show "evidence" the government has been covering up.

Funny.