“It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.”
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) appears to have entered the Twilight Zone. The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is worried about UFO sightings and the “safety” of our pilots. According to Rachel Cohen, spokesman for the senator, “If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of,” Politico reported.
This statement would be laughable if the senator were not serious.
Despite frequent sightings, none of these flying objects have ever fired upon, hindered, or otherwise taken any offensive action against U.S. aviators, sailors, or military personnel. But that hasn’t stopped Warner from his deep, dark concern.
Earth to Warner
Unable to control everything here on planet earth, Sen. Warner has high hopes of protecting our naval airmen from flying saucers that seem to defy our laws of aerodynamics. These spheres are known as “unidentified aerial phenomenon” and seem to come and go without any rhyme or reason. Or if there is one, the Navy is not talking. Still, there is no forensic evidence that these are hostile entities with plans to scoop up our Navy pilots and whisk them away to planets unknown.
While the Democrats continually speak of the president’s mental state, Mr. Trump’s response to these mysterious sightings might be considered the most lucid and rational to date. In an interview with Hillary Clinton donor and ABC host George Stephanopoulos, Mr. Trump said, “I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly.” Had the president made the same remark issued by Warner’s staff, it’s likely the media would be going ballistic.
It was another Democrat, former Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), who initiated a Pentagon study of UFO’s. And there’s no denying something is flying around, but none of the documented sightings depict life of any kind aboard these unusual craft. Could they be some type of advanced unmanned drone? Thus far, there are more questions than answers. Navy officials have been hush-hush on the particulars to date even though several of these aerial objects were captured on video and made public.
But the good senator from Virginia seems intent upon protecting our aviators from – well, what? In issuing a “safety concern,” Warner plans to do – well, what?
A Distinguished Democratic History
Warner has built a less than august legislative profile, having sponsored over 100 pieces of legislation – a mere four of which have become law. Prominent in his list of accomplishments is S.1275, the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Establishment Act. This life-altering bill was designed to “further the purposes and functions” of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
But wait, there’s more:
The 64-year-old Virginia senator voted for Obamacare, has taken an anti-Second Amendment stance in requiring background checks for gun purchasers, and voted against the nominations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to GovTrack, Warner’s lifetime voting record is circling the drain of the legislative body in which he is a member. Between 2009 and 2015, Mr. Warner “missed 66 of 2,109 votes” which amounts to an absentee voting record of 3.1%. The median percentage of missed votes stands at 1.6%.
That’s not exactly a feather in his cap.
But perhaps it isn’t his fault. Mr. Warner may have been lost in space much of the time – working to protect and defend our airmen from aliens. Such courage and chivalry. Perhaps Democrats like Warner should keep to regulating the use of straws and other significant statutes that make the ever-warming planet earth more livable before jumping aboard the Starship Enterprise. That way they can boldly “go where no man has gone before” and do – well, what?
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