Rush Limbaugh: NASA probably made up water on Mars to promote liberal agenda on Earth

Earlier today, NASA confirmed that they’ve found water on Mars, stoking speculation that one day we might find life there — albeit not intelligent life.

The finding isn’t wholly unexpected. We’ve known for a while that Mars used to have water. There’s even a not-too-absurd theory that life on Earth was “seeded” from earlier life on Mars. NASA’s announcement simply confirmed that, while the planet is now almost entirely barren, some water remains.

But don’t tell that to Rush Limbaugh.

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As he advised his audience:

They’re just making up the amount of ice in the North and South Poles, they’re making up the temperatures, they’re lying and making up false charts and so forth. So what’s to stop them from making up something that happened on Mars that will help advance their left-wing agenda on this planet?

And why not be skeptical? It’s not as if NASA hasn’t explained how they found the water using, you know, science. From CNN:

Rush Limbaugh, via DonkeyHotey / Flickr

Rush Limbaugh, via DonkeyHotey / Flickr

NASA researchers using an imager aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter confirmed the watery flows by looking at light waves returned from seasonal dark streaks on the surface, long suspected to be associated with liquid water.

The investigation showed the streaks absorb light at specific wavelengths associated with chemicals known to pull water from the Martian atmosphere in a process known as deliquescence, said Georgia Tech doctoral student Lujendra Ojha, who first discovered the streaks while still an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona in 2011.

Light waves? Chemicals? Atmosphere? Deliquescence? Those are just words. Rush Limbaugh deals in cold hard facts. And there is no fact colder and harder than NASA being a bunch of liberal stooges who just want to get their hands on more liberal government monies for all of their spooky, scary liberal projects.

Gosh, when will we just WAKE UP, people?


Jon Green graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science and high honors in Political Cognition. He worked as a field organizer for Congressman Tom Perriello in 2010 and a Regional Field Director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. Jon writes on a number of topics, but pays especially close attention to elections, religion and political cognition. Follow him on Twitter at @_Jon_Green, and on Google+. .

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13 Responses to “Rush Limbaugh: NASA probably made up water on Mars to promote liberal agenda on Earth”

  1. Badgerite says:

    How does the probability of water on Mars further any agenda, liberal or otherwise?
    Or is it the process of actual thought that is so threatening to the Rushbo?

  2. red-diaper-baby 1942 says:

    I think it’s more a lack of education than of intelligence as such. Even the brightest person needs acurate information in order to evaluate what he or she hears. In fact, an intelligent person whose intelligence isn’t nourished by a good education may become frustrated and resentful. I suspect this is true of at least some of the Republican base — and RL’s audience.

  3. Midge Baker says:

    Poor poor Rushie Baby. He’ll say ANYTHING to get some attention.

  4. Indigo says:

    It’s not like anything else he says has a factual basis. It bothers me, a bit, that he has taken up science fiction. He’ll have an alien species before the end of the decade, as crazed as he’s getting. Is it the Oxycontin? I thought he would have changed drugs by now.

  5. Indigo says:

    As the Ancient Proverb says, Facts have a notoriously liberal bias.

  6. DoverBill says:

    Are his followers simply being entertained or are they actually that batshit-crazy delusional?

    Alex Jones must be getting under his skin.

  7. The_Fixer says:

    Looks like Ol’ Rush is losing his touch.

    His bullshit used to have some element of creativity in it. This is just plain lame. No need to point him in the direction of irrelevance, he’s already headed there.

  8. crazymonkeylady says:

    His audience is dying off of old age and senility. Got to give them one more rant before they croak!

  9. nicho says:

    About as low as it needs to be to take any of the GOP presidential candidates seriously.

  10. nicho says:

    Rush Limbaugh has always had an audience. It’s not clear they all believe what he says — some demented people do — but these are the same people who buy the supermarket tabloids that claim Jackie Onassis had Michael Jackson’s love child.

  11. BeccaM says:

    What’s to stop Rush Limbaugh from talking out of his ass on subjects he knows NOTHING about, including science and research, solely to promote his radical right-wing agendas?

    Right, nothing.

  12. Oxy-addict child rapist says what?

  13. rodnchance says:

    How low does one’s IQ have to be to believe anything this asshole has to say?

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