They Shot It Down

The WaPo:

U.S. fighter aircraft, acting on orders from President Biden, downed a Chinese surveillance balloon off the South Carolina coast on Saturday, the Pentagon said, ending what senior administration officials contend was an audacious attempt by Beijing to collect intelligence on sensitive American military sites.

Biden had authorized the takedown on Wednesday “as soon as the mission could be accomplished without undue risk to American lives under the balloon’s path,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement confirming the operation.

There’s no confirmation that this guy did it:

…but we’ll assume that the Hillbilly Effigy will take credit for it.


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21 Responses to They Shot It Down

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Damn IT! TG you may delete the previous comment. You tube jumped to the next video just as I went to copy the URL. Second try’s a charm?

    Spy Balloons, the early days

    Liked by 1 person

    • Professor Pupdog says:

      A-yep, it’s been years since I’ve listened to Bert & I. Bert coulda shot down that balloon if the Bluebird II had an ack-ack gun.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. retiredeng says:

    They’re all friggin’ nutz.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. purplehead says:

    Nope. This guy from Minnesota did it.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. osirisopto says:

    an audacious attempt by Beijing to collect intelligence on sensitive American military sites.

    They aren’t listening to themselves, are they?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. gruaud says:

    Our short national nightmare is over.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Oneofthebobs says:

    Chinese balloons are no match against our Jewish space lasers.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Richard says:

      Ha. I don’t know which one of the bobs i am speaking with, but i was a little uncomfortable with that space balloon. I am a peasant, and i don’t like weird shit flying around in the sky. The worst thing, is all these q anon types are going to run with this. They will for sure do more damage.


  7. Twitter Winner Chicken Dinner

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  8. Martin Pollard says:

    The balloon came down? Oh, the huge manatee!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. gruaud says:

    Tom Cruise in talks for the movie rights.

    Working title: Pop Gun

    Liked by 2 people

  10. is that some kind of magic gun that in this nimrod’s mush-for-brain is able to reach a vertical target at 50-60,000 feet?

    Liked by 4 people

  11. vertalio says:

    Cleaning’ my rifle, and dreaming of you…

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  12. Another Kiwi says:

    How many accidental ass, chin, ear wounds have happened due to these flat irons posing all around the place. No slur to flatirons TG just saying as I find it.


  13. jilldennison says:

    I am going to laugh really hard if it turns out this was exactly what China said it was — a weather balloon! As for JD Vance — ’nuff said. I read that Junior (Don Trump, Jr.) told gun-totin’ citizens that they should get out there with their AR-15s and shoot it down! It’s a miracle the entire nation didn’t turn into a bloodbath! I guess nobody pays much attention to Junior, eh?

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  14. Buttermilk Sky says:

    Oh no! How will Professor Marvel get Dorothy back to Kansas?


  15. MDavis says:

    Did Biden seriously authorize this shooting?


  16. MinuteMan says:

    Is the fighter pilot get to paint a tiny ballon on his plane or maybe a Chinese rondel?


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