Gross.So last night in the debate John McCain mentioned this despicable project Barack Obama supported, Chicago-style, by throwing 3 million of taxpayers’ dollars at some overhead projector in a planetarium. It was made of pork! Which is just weird, since Muslims aren’t supposed to like pigs, or celestial navigation.

So here it is, your Bacon Projector of Doom:

Cue 'The Blue Danube'

The Adler Planetarium — owners of the filthy overhead sky-pig robot — released a statement this morning basically saying John McCain was full of shit in six different ways, that yes Obama had voted for federal money to replace the 40-year-old projector in their dome theater, as had pretty much every local politician they’d ever lobbied, but the money was not appropriated, so suck it, etc. (PDF here.)

McCain Blasts Obama for Overhead Projectors and ‘Sesame Street’ [Urlesque]
$3 Million Overhead Projector? McCain Lie Shows No Understanding of Science or Technology [TPM Cafe]
Adler Statement About Senator McCain’s Comments at the Presidential Debate (PDF) [Adler Planetarium]

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  1. Planetariums? Isn’t that where you go get high and watch a Pink Floyd light-show? Every good American should pick up a hammer or a pick axe and go demolish his local planetarium right now. They’re almost as bad as libraries (those repositories of homo-penguin indoctrinating filth). America will never be truly free until the only buildings left standing are houses, churches, McDonlads and Wall-Mart.

  2. That planetarium ROCKS! I love that place! Every time I visited my grandparents, I always wanted to go to the Museum of Science and Industry (with a real coal mine! and the body of some guy sliced paper thin and put between sheets of glass!) and the planetarium. Totally worth the money. I’d rather spend it there than on $50 hammers and shit they buy under defense contracts.

  3. …they all in th’tank… iz fulla sharks an snarks… that jumpin jack mcnuggits bess watch out, he cain’t swim, bless his heart… wait… whar’d hiz heart go? y’mean it’s gone? he sold it t’whut? th’devil? why, ah do declare…

  4. If only they’d asked for something useful, like an A-6 Intruder. McCain could totally get behind that! And, uh, pilot it! And crash it! FIVE AND A HALF YEARS!

  5. Why do we need all these f***ot kids and big pointy-head arugula-f***s looking at stars and sh*t no-how? Since when did America get ahead by wasting money on science & sh*t?

  6. I, and probably six gazillion other kids in the Chicago area, went here to actually see what the stars looked like (because it’s not like you can see them in the city) and now Walnuts is going to take it away.

    While these scions of education are on a roll, they can head a block west and take away all the dinosaur skeletons at the Field Museum, because Bible Spice knows they’re just a trick.

  7. 3 million, dagnabbit! In my day, you could operate a whole image-projecting machine for mere haypennies! That includes the special dyes and oils, half-ton electric lighting mechanism, and the salaries of four stout lads to turn the slide-cranks and work the projection rigging!

  8. McDoofus apparently wasn’t told, the “planetarium” is the gizmo in the middle that projects the sky on the interior of the dome, i.e., it’s the projecter. At $3M, it’s a bargain. I grew up in Chicago, and this was a primo place to (a) take your date, (b) sleep, and/or (c) yuk it up when people wretched from watching the the stars wooshing around overhead.

  9. OMG. They’re playing “Dangerzone” from Top Gun to amp the crowd before a McCain/Palin rally right now. Five and half jets, Grampy!

  10. That’s is so like those fucking elitists !! Spending joesixpackhockeymom’s hard earned Keno money on some sort of educational and scientific shit !! Fuck educations FUCK IT SIDEWAYS, what need to do is drill baby drill, not try to increase interest in science by our fat and pregnant 17 year old daughters and their redneck boyfriends.

    Why does Obama hate joe sixpack?

  11. In WALNUTS’ defense, ever since he invented the Blackberry, his campaign operates entirely on transparencies, mimeographs, and filmstrips, so of COURSE he thought $3M for a projector was ridiculous.

  12. Sarah Palin shot that pig from a helicopter.

    She was trying to get the moose, but was distracted by McCain in the passenger seat, gesturing wildly out the window and shouting “THAT ONE”

  13. I think I’m an elitist since every time McCain complains about earmarks I think that the project sounds fairly reasonable. The overeducated need jobs doing something.

  14. Dear Wonkette Overlords,

    I agree with [re=126463]TheHappyPundit[/re] and the rest of the silent majority. Though you should probably just insult me for thinking I can make a difference in the world, that pig made of pork products is TRULY awful. It tickles my gag reflex just thinking about it, and I’m not a half-bread vagatarian muslin jewbag either.

  15. Do yourself a favor and visit your local planetarium stoned. It’s the best thing ever. (Not that I would personally know of course). Those seats are so comfy when they recline…

    Adler is great though. The funny thing is that this was the best pork WALNUTS! could come up with. It’s not like Barry used the money to fund a program that trains atheists to perform gay marriages in public schools while performing abortions. It was for science and education for the public.

  16. [re=126449]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]:
    It’s a fake coal mine!
    You go up to the second floor & take the elevator to the basement, where you walk through a couple of hallways with coal sprayed on the walls. Then the “miner” takes out the safety lamp & stages a fake explosion to show how that works.

  17. [re=126489]Unindicted Co-Conspirator[/re]: Awww. You’re killing my childhood memories. Thanks for that. Like the present doesn’t suck enough on its own.

  18. [re=126449]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: $50 hammers? Come on, that’s so WW II! DoD buys ‘multi-directional, enhanced-momentum impact-generators” now, under NSN 348583088545409, for about, oh, $3,432.50 per each.

    Museum of Science and Industry rocks! Much more entertaining than the dusty old dinosaur fakes at the Field Museum.

  19. [re=126453]Political Addict[/re]: Typical white hate. Scapegoating is what it’s historically called, as in the Germans scapegoating of the Jews for the loss of WWI and subsuquent economic disaster.

  20. [re=126502]V572625694[/re]: I have pictures from about age 5 through 30 or so of me in that model T where they do the tintype photos in the museum. I love that place. One of the best museum stores around, too. WAY better place than Field. Which is booooring.

  21. [re=126515]NoWireHangers[/re]: That’s right! I forgot about that. And they have all day science experiment demonstrations. Frozen ballons in nitrogin! Tornadoes in a tank!

  22. I still remember many years ago my first visit to the Adler Planetarium and the incredible experience I had looking at the stars on the ceiling. It led to a life long fascination with all things astronomy and science. Good thing we won’t have to worry about inspiring school kids to be involved in science in a McCain / Palin administration. Let’s have four more years of dumb.

  23. I’m sad they didn’t get their fancy startlight projectifier thingy, cause I went to a lot of planetariums as a kid and they were reeeeally cool. And dark. I learned lots about stars and the moon and the sky and I only got motion sickness once, but it was ok, but I had to throw that backpack away.

  24. [re=126500]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: [re=126489]Unindicted Co-Conspirator[/re]: Just wait until the Yellow Menace calls in our note and takes over the museum. Visit a real Chinese Coal Mine! But sign this waiver and undertaker deposit form first.

  25. [re=126552]user-of-owls[/re]: They’d better not take the naked-old-bum-sliced-and-displayed-between-glass-sheets. That was my first look at the real naughty bits on a guy. Ah, nostalgia.

  26. [re=126520]illnoise[/re]: Great link! Especially since it calls out Palin on securing funding for a hockey rink, which is WAY less foolish than science education…..

  27. Is it just me or did McGramps imply that he would do away with Medicare, and basically cut everything besides military related expenses. Because I can hear every person over 62 saying the odds of getting hit by the cancerz or the gallstones are 100,000,000:1 of ever seeing a terrorist.

    And did I really hear KO say that McCain voted FOR the multi-million dollar bear DNA study?

    Sorry to ask so many questions…so many things…just don’t make…..sense anymore.

  28. Grampy just repeated his planitarium thingee in his speechifying in Pennsylvania. You’re UNAMERICAN if you don’t hate the planetarium! Asshat.

  29. Projector was required to arm Richard Daley’s Death Star.

    Anyway, it wasn’t funded. Daley thus has been reduced to using a trebouchet to hurl orphan babies at his enemies’ homes.

  30. [re=126477]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: Well, that’s just a stupid comparison to make. The character Tom Cruise played in Top Gun crashed only 1 jet. Well, both of them were both military brat douchebags with little regard for the rules… let’s call it a draw.

  31. [re=126447]Serolf Divad[/re]:
    That is like the first goddammned thing I did as soon as I had a friend with a driver’s license and working automobile.

  32. One of my very first elitist jobs was operating my local museum’s planetarium and delivering weekend lectures on astronomy. It’s by far the coolest job I ever had. I have ZERO problem with government funding of planetariums, be they made of bacon or not. In my big lights bright city, most kids who came to the planetarium had never even seen REAL stars, and I’m convinced planetariums have played a not insignificant role in inspiring many careers in science – certainly they’re a better investment than “Leave No Child Behind at the Rapture,” or whatever that program’s called.

  33. [re=126502]V572625694[/re]:
    Aw, but the Field had that room with all the bugs in it that would clean the little last bits of flesh off of animal skeletons before the scientists could study them. My parents used to take us on Members’ Night.

    That said, I dig the Adler ‘cuz they (at least used to) have my old astronomy professor’s lab notebook on display.

  34. [re=126591]Hamster[/re]: There is NO WAY John McCain would have an Astrolabe… that is an instrument of the devil invented by a heathen Muslim!!

    [re=126691]One Yield Regular[/re]: Innercity kids don’t need to know about the stars. Proles will work, live and do as the party says. If Big Brother says the stars are just pinpricks in a dark clothe in the key, that is what they are.

  35. I just finished lunch and now I’m hungry again. If I could only have one kind of meat, it would surely be pork.

    And they are as smart as a three year old.

    And Freddy the Pig was my childhood favorite fictional character.

    I’m totally in the tank for pork.

  36. [re=126444]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I laughed out loud at that!

    I am a planetarium director, which is the best job in the world. Save my job and vote Obama!

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