Monday, February 8, 2016

Sanders Flippant about UFOs

On my website I ask “What does the Most Powerful Man Know about the Most Important Subject in the world?” I mean those words. The UFO story, if you understand what is behind it is the Super Bowl of all stories. There is no story that has bigger implications for humanity both in term of scientific knowledge and in terms of the messages that are brought by those behind the UFO crafts.

During the 2016 Clinton campaign manager John Podesta encouraged reporters to ask his candidate Hillary Clinton about “the aliens.” In late December reporter Daymond Steer at the Conway Daily Sun in New Hampshire took up the challenge asked Hillary Clinton about UFOs and did a story on what she said.

When I heard this I encouraged Steer to ask the other candidates on the important question of UFOs, as each has aspirations to be the most powerful person in the world. I believed it was important to see how they stood on the issue by asking them. Steer did a good job and questioned John Kasich who did not believe. He asked Ted Cruz who was surprised at Hillary’s involvement with the UFO story while first lady, and who stated he might check into Area 51 if elected President. The Republican candidate Mike Huckabee was already on the record on the UFO issue from his run in the 2008 campaign. He famously replied when asked, “I believe in G.O.D. not U.F.O.”

Donald Trump is running his campaign from his Boeing 757 Jet and really doesn't care what the man in the street in New Hampshire has to say. That is why he did not rent a bus and go town to town shaking hands and taking questions in town halls. He therefore found it unnecessary to show up at small town newspapers like the Conway Daily Sun, chosing instead to run his messages through twitter messages which all the major media pick up and talk about for free. This situation with Trump created a situation where he could not be asked the UFO question by Daymond Steer or any other reporter.

Outside the prominent candidates there are two others who are both on the record for openness on the UFO subject. Andrew Basiago is an Independent candidate from the state of Washington, and Ed Baker is an Independent candidate from the state of Oregon.

The one person who has just become a surprise front runner over Hillary Clinton is Bernie Sanders who on  January 24, Bernie Sanders met with the editorial board at the New Hampshire Conway Daily Sun. Daymond Steer who had become a star in the UFO community when he asked Hillary, put the UFO question to Sanders. The reply he received was not good. “Bernie had no interest in the UFO question,” said Steer, “and gave me a flippant response.”[1]

Ryan Penka backs up Sanders’ humbug view on ET life. In 2013 Penka phoned into the Thom Hartman show where Sanders was a guest. “I asked him about the discovery of exoplanets,” Penka said, “and his answer was basically that he doesn’t care, Wall Street and inequality are his main concerns.”

In a related event Bernie Sanders has consistently voted as a Senator to cut funding to NASA. He was asked about it in a Reddit Ask Me Anything conference. In reply to being asked “if he thought space exploration and research was a worthy goal,” Sanders explained, “one is put in a position of having to make very very difficult choices about whether you vote to provide food for hungry kids or health care for people who have none and other programs.”[2]

Even the pro Sanders websites confirm this. stated, “Bernie supports NASA’s mission and is generally in favor of increasing funding for NASA, but only after the needs of Americans on Earth are first met.”[3] The catch, of course if that the needs of Americans will never be fully met.

The Sanders reply on the UFO question takes on important significance as it only a couple months ago that we discovered a bizarre UFO story from Vermont where Sanders is the Senator. I asked the reporter, who broke the story to ask the Senator about it but she never did. I also asked Steer to ask about the story but Sanders deflected the UFO question and there was no chance to bring it up.

The story involves a painting that hangs in Room 11 at the Vermont state capitol. The painting shows former Governor James Hartness (1921-23) sitting with a book by a window. The in the window there is the clear image of a flying saucer that has crashed into the ground outside the window. Hartness was an inventor, primary early figure in Vermont aviation, and an amateur astronomer, but other than that no one has any idea why the governor and a crashed flying saucer would be in the same painting. [4]

[1] Facebook message January 26, 2016
[2] Mark Wittington, “Would Bernie Sanders gut NASA spending if he became president? Probably,”
[3] Bernie Sanders on Science & Technology,
[4] Pamela Poston, “WTF: What's Up With That 'UFO' Painting in the Statehouse?,”