On Tuesday, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs asked President Donald Trump about flying saucers, and Trump promised to follow Dobbs’s lead in investigating objects in the sky. During Dobbs’s interview with Trump, the following exchange occurred:
Dobbs: A lot of my friends are very concerned about what the federal government is doing when it comes to UFOs. Are you going to commit more resources to exploring UFOs and opening the documents to the public?
This, of course, raises the question of who exactly are the “friends” of the rabidly conservative Dobbs and why they are obsessed with UFOs, but it’s also fascinating, to a degree, that people in the Trump orbit have been pushing Trump to make sounds about UFOs, as though UFO “disclosure” could be a useful wedge issue to attract more voters to conservative causes. Erich von Däniken advised Gerald Ford in a letter to make UFOs an issue in the 1976 election: “Do you realize the innumerable supporters and believers of ‘flying saucers’. They must, alone in your country, count to a million if not more and no doubt represent an interesting potential of votes which just cannot be neglected in an election year.” Ford never saw von Däniken’s letter, but today the History Channel squad of alien believers has the ear of Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs and thus a direct line to the president.
8/5/2020 09:47:17 am
Jesus Christ Jason, have you lost your mind? Sounds like he was placating Dobbs. Not serious at all. But then again... he kids about Russia getting Hillary's emails and that justifies an FBI investigation...
8/5/2020 10:08:42 am
I didn't for a minute think Trump was being serious. I was more interested in why Dobbs wanted to bring it up, just as Trump's son did in June.
8/5/2020 12:04:25 pm
What makes you think Trump was kidding ?
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8/5/2020 02:18:24 pm
Joe Kent is selective in his outrage over Mr. Colavito' exposure of Trump stupidity. He was nowhere to be seen in the discussion of Trump and Dr. Demon Sperm. A few days later he is unhappy with JC discussing Trump engaging with a right wing Faux News guy with anger management issues and a UFO crush.
8/5/2020 03:39:06 pm
8/5/2020 01:55:57 pm
I need to be enlightened. How did Lou Dobbs become great? I mean the ability to walk and talk at the same time doesn't really make someone great.
8/5/2020 03:44:51 pm
Seriously, Dobbs pushing it is odd, because the Trump base thrives on AntiIntellectualism and Dobbs has always struck me as middle of the road. It’s a mash up of whose more “Postmodern?” The Left or the Right. Look at Pizzagate and note, it’s also gone unremarked and UNDER REPORTED that QAnon followers “stormed” the CNN headquarters in Hollywood chanting “Save the Children” and video is on You Tube. They are organizing demonstrations in several cities and the posts linking to them are frequently found on Parler. Hegel, if he ever stops rolling in his grave, is rockin on.
8/5/2020 04:27:00 pm
Colavito says he has no special interest in UFOs, but almost all his recent pieces are about these "things" that are not supposed to exist.
8/5/2020 06:48:16 pm
Well, there are two reasons for that: (1) We are in a pandemic that has limited the amount of ancient mysteries content being released right now, and (2) due to government action, news coverage, and cable TV shows, UFOs are currently the flavor of the week.
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8/5/2020 05:55:45 pm
Lou Dobbs is alive?
8/6/2020 05:10:02 pm
Jason, a lot of your fellow Americans have seen UFOs. They are not nuts, but just very spooked by what they saw. And that continues, no matter which party is in office.
8/17/2020 10:57:19 am
Of course ordinary citizens see things like strange lights or objects and are spooked. When we lived in Alaska at Elmendorf AFB, my dad was driving to work a saw a bright light moving in the sky and wondered what it was , since it didn't appear to be a plane.When he got to work the whole Alaskan Air Command was going nuts. They had some sort of closed door meeting about.Even though he had top secret and crypto clearances he was not in any meetings on the subject, nor learned what was discussed. He mentioned about the Foo Fighters of WW2. He had been a flight crew chief and mechanic, during the war, before he got recruited to spy on Tito's Partisans while in Italy.Highly doubtful the government will ever tell us the truth on the subject.
8/9/2020 10:41:33 am
Lots of American, some quite young, are spooked by clowns too. And from the documentary film, "Killer Clowns from Outer Space" we know that there is connection between clowns and UFOs. I suggest the the profession clown union, "Clowns International" investigate this sinister phenomenon of clowns from UFOs. This is clearly being suppressed by the main stream media and the FAA won't investigate anything involving clowns.
8/9/2020 04:16:26 pm
Even more disturbing is the refusal to investigate sock puppets.....
8/9/2020 01:38:31 pm
Sic the Insane Clown Posse on them, I say. Release the Kraken!
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