Obama's 'Mythbusters' episode draws big ratings
December 10th, 2010
04:22 PM ET

Obama's 'Mythbusters' episode draws big ratings

Say what you want about President Obama, but the guy can pull in some ratings.

The President made a guest appearance on the Wednesday, December 8 episode of the show and more than 2 million people tuned in to check it out. As we noted earlier, President Obama asked the mythbusting duo to solve the legend of Archimedes' solar ray, which was storied to be one serious weapon.

Although the team had handled such a fiery mission twice before, this time the President wanted them to examine the myth by considering  manpower.

With that many people tuning in, the episode landed in the No. 1 spot among cable primetime programs that night among men 25 to 54 and men 18 to 34.

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  1. Mack

    Well plain and simple. Who cares and what's the big deal where he's from or born, so what. Dod'nt even really matter. 2nd ok! He spent the time it took to promote somethng positive on tv, think it was good.he's an out of the box president. He has style. Different than traditional, that's good! To me! He's doing the best that he can considering all he has to work with, the republicans that won't give him the oppourtunity to work his plan. And a very intelligent man, he trys for sure. I think he can get it done but trully it won't be overnite. Gonna take time to undue the mess he inherited.but he's open to negotiate that's a start. Far as the tax breaks the wealthy got theirs, plus they outsource for cheap labor, so they keeping more of it its the middle class that need the break! Actually no more middle class, poor and wealthy! Poor getting poorer, wealty getting richer. Pubs for corporate wealty and dems for less fortunate. If it's up to a pub. They'll cut out evrythng that helps people of less fortuneate.I'm not jobless or broke but I know them pubs, not out for me! Also watch to movie John Q with denzel washington. All folks need healthcare. I'll sacrafice for a plan that works, won't. You.

    December 13, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. cavemanstyle

    The show wasn't about Obama. The show was about finding out if it can be done. If they didn't have any schematics at all of how he actually did it, the I think duplicating the effect would be much harder. It's a fact, a flat mirror cannot focus light.. so if it was done with flat mirrors, I doubt the experiment was apples to apples.

    December 13, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Angela Johnson

    My potus is the best! I love his style,class,n swag! I also think he is the Most likeable n honest potus we have ever had! BTW? What happened 2 all those Weapons of Mass Destruction we lost lives over?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. scott

    I personally dont like obama but if his true intentions were to get children reintegrated back into the books then good for him. Obama is just like a chicken with his head cut off since hes been in office he had a plan the plan crumbled and so did he. HE HAS NO IDEA HOW TO RUN OUR COUNTRIES MILITARY. One day he is bringing home the deployed troops in iraq and afganastan then turns around and sends more troops. Make up your mind you cant boost our soldiers morale to tear it down again. Oh and dont forget cutting military funding when we have soldiers deployed and more training to deploy. Thats smart hey yall train to get ready to go to afganastan but how we dont have money for bullets... Use you imagination.... Sweet lets go to war After our amazing training we got. Come on dude either pull the guys out or quit cutting the military funding boys gotta get advance training which cost money and not to mention expensive reliable equipment that hasnt been shoot ten times already..

    December 13, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. MCO39 is an idiot

    The parabolic mirror concept has been done on Mythbusters. They turned a satellite dish into a parabolic mirror, which did focus the sun, about 3 feet in front of the dish. And I'm taking about a dish about 6 feet across. Unless the original dish was mounted on a ship and pulled alongside the enemy, a parabolic mirror doesn't work. Besides, how good were the optics and mirrors back then??

    December 13, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. retired and happy at home

    America has been screwed by the republicans and everyone is paying. See you in the soup kitchen.

    December 13, 2010 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. retired and happy at home

    It is sad that you people who voted,the republicans in office cannot see that you fell for the okie doke. Unless you are in the million dollar plus income bracket you are nothing to them. Our president is your savior. If you do not think so, refuse the unemployment benefits and other breaks he is trying to put in place in order for you to survive. Ask the republican base for help you out financially until you find employment and watch the door get slammed in your face. The majority of americans mean nothing to the republicans. From their actions they only consider themselves the "american people". To hell with the rest of us.

    December 13, 2010 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. retired and happy at home

    Your negativity sucks.

    December 13, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Junior

    Wow! 2 million viewers! This makes Palin's show look like a hit.

    December 13, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. James

    LOL. Of course CNN would have the MOST Obamanation supporters. That's why I came here to say, "He is the worst President in US history." Look at all the responses of Obama supporters acting like children rushing to their messiahs defense. Most can't see the writting on the wall. Blind leading the blind and defending the ignorant with catch phrases and immature remarks regurgitating what someone else said earlier on the news or on TV shows. Now, like our President, I have to go and leave this discussion early, I have a Christmas party to attend. 😛 Now before you respond please read the TOS and Rules of Conduct linked below your response form. Thanks for the laughs and I wish everyone a great holiday season!

    December 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. tom

    y we need TX for. .....it not rite to do that

    December 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. adam

    Funny how they don't mention women in the demographics. As usual the women were too busy watching important things like desperate house wives and whatever other fem-dramas were on. No wonder women are bad at math and science

    December 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Clay Black

    Glad he has nothing else to do like improve the economy or create jobs, fix healthcare. Nohting like being on every TV show you can before leaving office. I am really hope he has time for Jersey Shore. Can't wait to see him in the white tee shirt with a Kid 'n Play haircut. Priceless... What a loser.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Stosh

    As soon as I saw this article I knew the haters would be out in force, complaining about something every President has done, including their favorites. It's only bad when a guy from the other party does it, right guys?

    And I knew none of them saw the show or have any idea as to how much of Obama's time this took.

    Predictable. Boring. And oh so very sad.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. fighthepower

    There's no science on mythbusters just stuff blowing up. And honestly you space cadets need to realize if he wanted to promote math and science. Maybe he should do a little bit of math and economics and get this country off the unemployment train too poorsvilLe.

    December 12, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  16. S$

    I'm pretty sure the Predator has this technology.

    December 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. EMURSE

    garbage , nwo at its finest

    December 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Anita F.N. Drink

    @JT Re: If the President thinks an episode of Mythbusters is the highest priority item facing our country,
    » What is your major malfunction?
    1st of all It doesn't state anywhere that the President considers this THE highest priority item facing our country. 2ndly where is it written that the President spend 24/7/365 Focused solely on any ONE issue facing america and neglect or avoid EVERYTHING else? 3rd inspiring education & study in our youth MOST CERTAINLY IS & SHOULD BE a top priority For ANY President. 4th who's to say from what part of his daily itinerary (personal or business) Pres. Obama drew those five minutes from? eg: How do you know he didn't give up his lunch or dinner break to film this education inspiring segment? I could go on & on. Why don't you just come out & say it : you simply dislike the man & will do or say anything to critique him even when doing so makes YOU look like a fool. That in your pathetic, feeble, narrow mind the man can not do anything right? And you don't care how petty and uneducated it publicly shows you to be. Hey is that it? Are you bitter because the sitting president when you were school aged didn't take 5 minutes to make a TV appearence to inspire YOU to study in a life long pursuit of continuously educate yourself? IT SHOWS !

    December 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  19. EMURSE

    garbage , new world order at its finest

    December 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Zander

    "programs that night among men 25 to 54 and men 18 to 34." <<< I didn't understand that; so men between ages of 25 to 24 watched it twice?

    December 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  21. jbwillson

    At least this President actually believes in science. That's a refreshing change from his predecessor and the GOP.

    December 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Lovebug

    GO OBAMA!!!

    December 12, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  23. chris lambert

    Not the tea party...but true hard working americans can change all this crap...heck all there is (is change)anybody aggree,Thanks Clinton for NAFTA. Yep he signed it !!!!signed STILL working in NC


    December 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Triple A

    Cool, he found something he is good at. Now he should quit the presidency and become a talk show host. Wonder how he would do on Jerry Springer??

    December 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. chris lambert

    What kind of lame a-attempt to get rating's.How can OUR president travel as much as this guy(at astronimical expence)get on 1 great show and gather crap for ratings...this is 1 of my favorite shows. But come on people 2 million,We do that. All the time with that show.Its just a ploy for his ratings that Suck.EVEN his own party thinks so.(Vote for change!!!!)That's all I have left(WE THE NEW PARTY)

    December 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Bill

    Certainly can't say the same about his ratings on jobs and the economy. Stop being a publicity hound, you don't care about education any more than you do jobs! Get out! You are a dismal failure!

    December 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Former Engineer

    An awesome engineer with 10 or more years of experience and a phd can hope to make at most 120k per year. Well, fk that. Now I work in financial services industry. No mythbusters would make me go back to engineering.
    What Im saying is: put your money where your mouth is.

    December 12, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Eva

    Was the myth that Obama is doing a good job? Because that is busted.
    Yuck. Not a fan of mythbusters

    December 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  29. sunless

    get it http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    December 12, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  30. mejazzbo

    I would like it much better if he could put together big ratings as President of the United States.

    December 12, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  31. Jim

    MCO39 – Clearly Sakkas did not use parabolic mirrors, so Mythbusters used flat mirrors too due to the technological limitations of the era, when did you make that up?

    Flaming Rowboat. To test his assumptions, Sakkas ordered the construction of dozens of flat mirrors that were covered with a thin reflecting sheet of polished copper.

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,908175,00.html#ixzz17uaLwMqj

    December 12, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  32. Victor Sturm

    Hilarious. The young U.S. needs to let the Civil War sons & daughters and Civil Rights movement people die. Wake up. Help fix the World economy whose death began here and stop in fighting over color. At least Europeans know leave hate alone when the 'neighborhood' is on fire, not just the 'house'. The guy was on a TV show and all this hate. Clinton got the country out of debt and people hated him. So silly to stand on priniciples of anger, frustration, and division when they are all Not Real and have no substance. 🙂 Vote America, that's the only way you will be heard. Blogs don't get it. Glad we have the freedom to use them and speak freely though. Hmmm, where did that come from? Hate? Ignorance? Intolerance? LOL. And the rest of the world just watches and laughs while centuries of hard work and bloodshed go down the drain due to Anger, Old Hates, Old People, Greed and Ignorance. Save yourselves.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  33. bif

    The "federal" reserve runs this country not the prez or congress. Watch zeitgeist.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  34. Spencer

    The country is in the worst shape ever, and yet again, our president is slacking off again. Way to go obama.. Way to go.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  35. karen gloria

    Hey Paladin. You are misinformed. The Oil lobby, the Pharmaceutical industry, and the Insurance industry are the most powerful lobbies in the United States.

    December 12, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  36. Alex P.

    This is a classic T.V. move called:
    "Jumping the shark", but for who?

    December 12, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  37. jellymon

    I thought Jamie and Adam were going to prove that the current President is an American citizen...another myth not solved. Where was Carrie?? She's smokin'!

    December 12, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  38. Misty

    For those of you complaining about the job our current President is doing:

    No matter who the President is you will always have a reason to complain regardless of what good he (or she) is doing! If only one child decides to become an engineer after watching this episode with Obama & the Mythbusters team, then it was worth every second of his time.

    Maybe instead of complaining about the current President, you should get a proper education yourself to become the next President of the United States of America. Then you will see first hand how difficult the job really is. Especially when your trying to fix all the screw ups the previous President left for you to clean up!

    Can I suggest starting with Kindergarten, unless you feel that's too advanced and should begin with preschool?

    December 12, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • sainten001

      what is it with liberals having to resort to name calling and talking about ones education? that seems all liberals are good at is passing the buck. I have to fix his mistakes it will take time. you should go get educated.
      i guess its easier to be a lemming and follow the group than to think for yourself. too bad liberals just cant admit they messed up and voted in an idiot who knows nothing about politics. he was voted in just because he is black. there i said it. and for those who voted for him i know you will all start with name calling because that is ALL you can do. you will realize he is not a savior to the country. you can say he is cleaning up bush's mess but remember bush cleaned up clintons mess for a while too. im not saying bush was a good president. all i am saying is obama has done NOTHING and you all keep saying give hime a chance and time. years from now you will look back and see he did nothing and you all will hopefully realize how stupid you all have been

      December 13, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  39. bobbie66

    * Although I'm certain i've seen this before in a Jim Carey film, President Obama will have to contend with the rise in South Texas juvenile delinquent 'telephone pole transformer-melter offender' percentage points, personally!

    * – kw

    December 12, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  40. Neil n Kansas

    It amazes me how we as a country have voted for an African-American president and yet anything that he has done half of you all or most of you all have ****ed on him and tried to drag him down....look at yourself and think...*what have u done for the country u have lived in all your life?*......more then likely nothing.....OBAMA is gonna make a way for all future students to be on top!!...I'll continue to VOTE for him until he can make change...The U.S.A has never had an African-American president and now that we have 1 all the whites and other races are tearing him down for wanting to help YOUR COUNTRY!!........GO OBAMA!!....I'M A VOTER UNTO YOU!......Michelle Obama continue to raise your kids in a positive light...
    Obama's 4 ever!

    December 12, 2010 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • sainten001

      so you are saying you voted for obama only because he is black? thats what you just said.

      December 13, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  41. Dee

    Everytime I see Obama I get a rush, a St Elmo's Fire, an epiphany. I wish I could meet him just once! We Love You Obama! We Support your Compromise 10000000%!

    December 12, 2010 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  42. Neal

    With all the negativity in the country right now it's refreshing to see the president having a little light hearted fun. It's good for the country.

    December 12, 2010 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  43. starla

    Omg people need to open their eyes and look at the facts! All the things that have happend in just a year that obamas been president, the oil spill, the mosque on 9/11, the health care plan! Ppl come to america jus because they have the right to choose their own doctor look around you people you wanted change well here it and so far it doesnt look too good for america next time think twice before you vote I mean you hav to admit alot of people voted for him just bcuz hes black so personally id rather hav him be on the televison than out bringing lady liberty to her knees

    December 12, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  44. matt

    Wish they would have busted the myth he wasn't born in the us. Oh right...

    December 12, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  45. American Public

    Shouldn't he be WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE instead of going on tour and making television appearances? He's worse than Oprah!

    December 11, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  46. CT

    I bet Christine O'Donnell thinks Archimedes is a type of fish.

    December 11, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Allan gamble

    Glad he has time for tv again... And not to help the country. F minus rating from my household.

    December 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Name*agubt12

    They should have tried to answer the question of where his birth certificate and educational transcripts have been misplaced..d-bag.

    December 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Amy

    @ Ryan>> Right on!!!!

    December 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  50. US Patriot

    The problem in our society is not just centered in Washington. The division of Americans between party lines is the greatest sucess to keeping the US from being an premeire superpower. People on the right, left, and middle have an abundance of conspiracy theories and as a result have formed the idea that government is too powerful and watching our every move. Who is the government? We are the government! The governed not only owns the government, but is employed by the government. We elect officials to public office to represent our interest, but when that happens they wind up representing their interests. I want low taxes, but I'm willing to sacrafice to pay higher taxes with less income to ensure the future of our DEMOCRACY. OUR LEGACY AS A GREAT NATION RESTS ON THE DECISIONS WE MAKE TODAY. JOB GROWTH, RENEWABLE ENERGY, REVAMPED TRADE POLICY, AND A FAIR TAX CODE SHOULD BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF ALL TALKS IN WASHINGTON! NEGOTIATIONS IS A HARSH TERM... THERE IS ONLY ONE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA... UNITE AND ENSURE OUR FUTURE! CONCERNED PATRIOT

    December 11, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  51. ats

    I think it was a waste...Obama asked the Mythbusters to test a myth they ALREADY BUSTED TWICE. AND FOR WHAT????? Did they learn anything new? NO? Did they use any new techniques?? NO. It was a waste retesting this myth.

    Hey Obama keep doing what you do best. Being a DUMB@$$. How about the next time you want to go on mythbusters...how about you choose a myth that hasn't been busted twice.

    December 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Michele

    Big mythbuster fans, glad when they get big ratings. They do an excellent job of making science cool, for both children and adults! I also think it's great that the elected leader of our country will take time to participate in activities like this. I don't see how it could be portrayed as negative, anyone encouraging the quest for knowledge should be applauded; we could all use more knowledge and appreciation for science! Good job to all involved with this show!!!

    December 11, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  53. HB

    I can't help but laugh at all of these Obama haters. It's funny that it took Bush 8 years to run our economy into the ground (and did nothing to fix it), but we won't even give Obama 4 years to try to fix it. The ignorance of some people is amazing. If he's out promoting STEM to our younger generations, good for him. Its just what America needs.

    December 11, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  54. brownfish

    Note the correlation between bad grammar and complaints about Obama promoting education. You all really should have paid attention to politics sooner. You would know that all presidents do things like this to promote their policies.

    December 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • saint

      Also note name calling is the first and only response those who protect obama can do. if you dont agree with me then you're an idiot. Not smart enough to actually have a decent conversation so you all call names and then roll on with it. just like bullies in the school yard, one person calls a name then you get everyone to follow just like lemmings.

      December 13, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  55. American Navajo

    This is awesome

    December 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  56. splasher6

    Now if they can just figure out how a Muslin Community Organizer got elected President...

    December 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Mikey

    Right on Anthony
    I'm a diehard conservative but yet,I never believed in NAFTA or globalization because all its doing is making former 3rd world nations into wealthy super powers.

    December 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  58. callddhdhden pena

    Co ons don't understand science

    December 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peetz

      @callddhdhden pena...did your sister marry your father before she had you?

      December 11, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  59. RJ

    The problem I see here is the fact that we are so divided on stupidity and minor issues is the reason this country is falling to common idiocracy. Our inability to come together and realize the major issues facing us as a country has led to further downfall as the leading edge to creating a poor and dumb down America. The problems are very simple when broken down its not about age and considering those under the age 0f 30 to be the dumbest voters in this country or about race or background of the president. The matter of the fact is that he is president and there is no going back so the time is to move forward and to adjust our focus on the problems of now and those too come. First our national deficit is far too high and will eventually come down on us in the form of taxes whether we do tax breaks or not we will lose other portions of benefits or have to pay a different tax to settle this debt issue, things that we will find more reasons so separate on due to belief or ideas we have. Second, we need to consider the jobless rates the plans that were used to create jobs are short term and do not focus on long term needs and the reason of that is to ensure political affiliation we fix short term we get votes however the need is to forget politics and focus on the American people who are struggling to survive with the ever growing prices of the market. Third, the focus was on the banks who were saved by us the American people or tax paying dollars kept them alive and now they are focusing on taking homes away again after they got their money and paid off their ceo's. Fourth, is how to unite a nation under the basic philosophies and principles the country was built upon. His focus on education I see yes is a good thing is it better to go on a tv show and push this idea I personally say no the idea needed to focus on going to schools and understand the classroom environment and push the education focus there. Congress is filled by the largest groups of idiots I could ever consider due to the fact that they are so set on political votes rather than the people who voted for them in the first place. The answers are never easy but the truth is we need to cut back spending and focus on the people here to strengthen or own markets and economy and let the rest of the world focus on their own situations. We are supposed to be the best country in the world and the leaders in that respect and we are sadly failing in the great divide we have ourselves in. The need to come together as a country and let the government know we want answers now and until they give answers they do not deserve their long vacation breaks every year while we are starving and losing our homes on a daily basis. We want solutions that take care of those truly affected and not those who are rich and store the money to not be used for years to come. The rich may pay a good majority of taxes but without us the country would fail we are the heart, soul, and backbone to the entire operation of the country. We provide the defense, we provide the economy, and we provide the most workers in this country and spend our money more than the rich. Forget about politics and this sad quibbling we have between us because I have I am a republican, I am also 24 years old the group in which has been stated over and over here that is dumb and full of idiots who shouldn't vote yet I am more realistic than most of these bs comments left here. I am also a soldier who is deploying soon and I love this country and all of the people in this room for being involved and proactive yet it saddens me that we gripe of the little things rather than deal with the real problems ahead. The solutions are not in tax breaks and they are not in giving petty little 600 dollar checks to every American it is in utilizing the means we have to initiate new revenue to push the economy in the mode of spending a la the American people not the government therefore increasing revenue in business and pushing the need to increase the number of employees to handle the increase in demand. The need to get the homeless off the streets and put their tails to work and getting rid of long term unemployment benefits. The unemployment benefits are so lucrative to many that they have no urge to find a job when they can sit and get paid more than they would to work. The ability to take care of our veterans since they are not taken care of properly and the need to quit spending as the government and save to pay the deficit off. I may not know every detail in how to do this as I seek knowledge everyday to learn how to help solve by doing my part but I can tell you I am more willing to look for ways to give input rather than argue over petty crap and quibble over nonsense. If you don't like what I have to say so be it but if you do then help each other and do your part in coming up with ways to solve this ongoing problem.

    December 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  60. randyT

    Maybe they could go to Kenya and find the witch doctor that delivered Yobama !

    December 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  61. hibye

    Yes a death ray is possible and has been proven. end of debate. EOD
    Science, a series of trial and error experiments to create conclusions around observed or theoretical phenomena.
    Mythbusters did this experiment twice with negative results regarding the death ray possiblity. The link I found shows that a "death ray" is achievable.


    December 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Jeff

    The largest such device in the world is located in Odeillo, France and can generate temperatures on a focused point of 6,000F.


    December 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  63. tim

    I know what liberalism means. The comment was made in jest. Analogy time. Our country has turned into a yankees vs red sox game. (dem vs gop) The owners and those in charge set wages and salaries. Raise prices on tickets and concessions. Then spend more on salaries. Then charge more for tickets. While the fans scream that each others teams suck. All while there are plenty of other teams and fans who just ask for reason and fairness.

    December 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Kathryn

    "men 25 to 54 and men 18 to 34"

    Is this correct? These age groups overlap. Is it supposed to "men 25 to 54 and women 18 to 34", or vice versa?

    December 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Statism is a Religion

    Obama is a Keynesian.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Krbigbrother

    Whatever they say about Obama only God knows how this guy is trying his best for the American people. Some of us know how selfish, greedy and heartless the republican are. And only those who have been brainwashed by them thinks Obama is a bad leader for this great nation. We love you president Obama we who know where you are coming from and where you're going with regards to leading the American people. And God will always be by your side. So let the devil burn in hell if he doesn't like what the lord has already established.
    Like it or not, this guy is choosen by God to lead you and i. Not one of those leaders by reconmentdation, or by so-called experienced.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Statism is a Religion

      You know who else thought he was chosen by God? George W. Bush....

      December 11, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Peetz

    I think some of our commenters here answered one of those ads for working from home. You know, doing these comments for pay. It's as though they comment off of written script. Hey Chad, how much does it pay?

    December 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Spendlove

    Obama haters = fake racist Americans.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Commojoe

      Okay, we all know education is very important; my wife is a high school math teacher, and I've taught programming and various PC applications and ops, but the myth we have to bust with Obama is that he's even close to qualified to be in the office of president. Let's hope we can survive the next two years with this inexperienced, dangerous socialist and still have a representative republic that works for the people.

      December 12, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  69. Wildfire13

    Mythbusters = a joke.
    They don't even do the research to actually do a real test of the myth.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  70. hooter

    They should have examined the myth of Hussein Obamas supposed birth in Hawaii.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Duwayne Anderson

    The Myth Busters are great. I only wish they could be a viable program and tackle some of the most pervasive myths - namely religion. For example, I'd like to see them tackle the Catholic myth that bread administered by a priest becomes flesh when a person eats it. Of the Mormon myth that ancient Americans were Hebrews. Or the Jewish myth that the world was once covered by a universal flood.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Real American

    Barack Obama is the worst president in history because he has destroyed our economy with his ignorant failed policies.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peetz

      @RealAmerican...I'm truly sorry for you, but we just can't do much about your inbreeding. Even when B O tries to help you, you don't recognize it. But you never turn it away.

      December 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Eira

    Strong comments there...a lot of you should start learning how to spell before you even have the courage to say anything

    December 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  74. ShowMeDaMoney

    Myth Busted: So Money Really Isn't Worth The Paper It's Printed On Today, So It Is Safe To Keep Printing More, More and More!

    December 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  75. J

    Obama: One and Done

    December 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  76. palintwit

    It would be awesome if this solar ray could be used to vaporize Sarah Palin.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  77. American

    I have a couple of Myths to bust, 1. That our votes do actually still count and 2. That the President still has power. We can probably lump one and two into one Myth. Side note: If the Government is here the help the people, why do we allow the Fed to have so much power. Control the Money, Control the World...

    December 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  78. jake22

    Given his salary of 400000/year, the five minutes he was on would have cost $11.41.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  79. jake22

    Given the President's current salary of 400,000/year, the five minutes he was on the show cost the American taxpayer $11.41 (you do the math). Don't worry, I got it covered tools.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Regnad Kcin

    “The joy of discovery, my friends, is what science is all about.” –Bill Nye

    December 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  81. HoosierTim

    He probably takes more time taking showers than he did doing the show so all you idiots complaining about spending his "precious" time on some stupid TV show are just right wing retards.
    He didn't just appeared on any show! He took 5 minutes out of his life and potentially millions of kids around the world knows what an archimedes solar array is! I would rather have the next generation interested in science and math than for them to know what snooki wore to the frat house or how many elks Sarah Palin killed.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Embarrassed American

    Oh My God...just look at the comments on this blog. This country is not only going down the tubes financially, thanks to greed and "scratch-my-back" mentality, it is showing the world what uneducated, hate-mongering idiots we have become. No wonder other countries excel in science, math, etc. Too many Americans do not appreciate the importance of education, don't know proper speech or even care...just spew anything ignorant. Just look at the spelling and grammar used here. Mr Obama is OUR President whether you voted for him or not, he is still OUR President and the leader of the free world. We finally have a highly intelligent, common sense person leading us and that is a great improvement to the the last President in office...OUR President Bush. What I don't understand is the fact that many of you who obviously don't have much of an education feel you can evaluate the job President Obama is doing. You poor, illiterate souls are biting off your nose to spite your face. Do you truly believe that backing the Republican Party, Tea Party, Fox News, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly is to your advantage? Do you truly believe that they care about YOUR concerns, care whether YOU can find a decent paying job, or any job at all? Do you believe that by giving the richest in this country thousands of dollars is helping YOU put food on your table? Do you care that YOUR children are forever saddled with added debt while the rich laugh all the way to the bank? I give up. The BEST comment I've found on this blog was made by DAN and I want to re-post it here. May God Help us All in our stupidity, hatefulness, greediness, and disrespect for each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And I quote:

    @Ann: As someone who lives in one of those socialist Utopia's you dread to imagine. Trust me, Obama isn't a socialist. Progressive thought isn't going to kill you.. I can assure you socialism isn't some evil regime that steals your money in the name of society.

    Who knows, maybe if you opened yourselves up to new ideas, you wouldn't be considered a second rate nation that coats itself in military power and moral superority to hide the embarrassment of losing your once great and beautiful nation to incompetence from every level and walk of life.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bbgurl

      Why all the emphasis on education?
      By education, do you mean Americans should be snotty and arrogant? And not as serious, tense or rigid as another type of nation.

      Have you been around for centuries to assert that this is not common
      discussion? How do you know America is getting more stupid? Are you basing your assumption on statistics?
      And how exactly did America lose their once great nation? Do you mean by the recession?
      But you also comment that you want socialism and equality. Didn't Obama make the first step toward with the recession?
      And I really don't see how the recession is that terrible. It's overblown.
      I agree that some comments are rude
      and a little bit unproportionate to this
      article. Some people are alot of fun.

      December 12, 2010 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  83. Abraham Borbor

    As a science teacher I use clips from mythbusters in my class. Way to go Mr. President. "Worth more than war"

    December 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Capt. Sig

    It's still better than Deadliest Catch. Hey, do you remember the episode where they were looking for some crab but couldn't find any, so they went somewhere else and they found some crab, or the one where they were only finding a some crab but not enough, so they went somewhere else and they found some crab? That was a great episode. I guess folks have been out of work for so long that watching work has become entertainment. Next on Discovery the riveting show about shipping and receiving.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  85. hawaiiankine

    Maybe they can do a show about how zionism has hijacked judaism and radicalized it....oh wait..that's been proven true already/

    December 11, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  86. dan

    Great job Mr. President! Our kids need math and science!

    December 11, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  87. MythWatcher

    I was bummed. I wanted to see him do some stunt myth or something really cool. Pretty disappointing really..

    December 11, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  88. Rusty Shackleford

    In b4 a bunch of inbred hicks post "dat dere niga has time t' be on TV!?!?!?!?" Oh wait, I'm a bit late it seems.

    December 11, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  89. Chad

    "Our National Debt is our biggest security risk" Hillary Clinton. Obama has added 5 TRILLION to the debt no including intrest. China, Saudi Arabia, Russia all hold US Bonds and could potentially use that as a weapon to topple our economy. Be nice to China Mr President

    December 11, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  90. Chad

    "We're gonna spread the wealth around" Obama to Joe the Plumber. You know, if you Libs think the Fed deserves more money make checks payable to the Federal Reserve, Washington D.C. They are happy to take your money.

    December 11, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  91. TARA

    President Obama acts more like a celebrity more than a president.. How about you start caring about this country and not be on some TV show.??

    December 11, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  92. GoogleMaster

    If all else fails, guest on a TV show. About Obama being a great president- I just hope he won't go down in history as the president who made George W Bush's presidency looked like a great one....

    December 11, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  93. Tom

    Obama is a joke! Listen up America we all spoke during the last election, can't wait till 2012...bye bye 1 termer...even Bill Clinton can't save you. Do us all a favor get a BJ in the oval office so we can try to impeach u! hahahaha bye bye OBAMA!

    December 11, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • FreedomWorks

      Tom..one of the funniest posts I've read in a while! Thank u!

      December 11, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  94. ObamaBinHussien

    Ahh yes – Socialismo indoctrination at it's finest. Well it's (the show) is now perma banned from our DVR and sending a cease and desist letter to our local school district to make sure this is NOT shown in our local schools. The socialist liberal disease is spreading like cancer, unlike cancer the liberal disease does have a cure – it's called prosecution for treason. Cheers.

    December 11, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Peetz

      So...you're all for censorship! Dumb azz. There isn't much hope in any attempt to educate you – you have too much fear. Fear of things you don't even understand. Hey...gonna take your guns away...ha, ha, ha,...scared you didn't I? Go bend over for G. Beck and the "pickle" Cantor.

      December 11, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Chad

    All the presidency is these days: gain fame for the money making opportunities after 4 or 8 years. That's all it is. Obama is going to make a ton of bank. Last year and Michelle reported $5.2 million and you think he's out for the little guy. Haha what a crock. He's got you fooled.

    December 11, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  96. Louis

    GREAT SHOW! The best president in the world!

    December 11, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  97. Timmy

    Obama is one of THE WORST presidents ever! Look at the unemployment rate and all the broken promises. He hasn't created any jobs, just lost them. He hasn't supported his local black man like he said he would. He spent BILLIONS on a surplus stimulus that FAILED... I would be happy if I never had to hear of this filthy corrupt SOB again.

    December 11, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  98. Kyle

    Don't care if I am outnumbered. This is just another publicity stunt. Your president should be a leader, not a TV celebrity or even what he really is which is a corporate shill for wall street. You all just LOVE LOVE LOVE him but they're ALL puppets and always have been since the Kennedy era. Look at the corrupt, unjust financial system that is currently destroying the planet and most especially our country. He won't bring it up. This is a phony left / right paradigm with Obama on myth busters , what a joke!! – get a clue folks, this is the financial elite of our country brainwashing the masses into complete and total submission. Google FEDERAL RESERVE. Google OBAMA WALLSTREET.

    December 11, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  99. Chad

    Obama is a likable guy, charasmatic, great smile, sense of humor, intelligent. He has a thin skin tho. Doesn't take critisism well or with grace. He lashes out at Fox News which is benneth the presidency. I think he's doing a fantastic job at killing terrorists in Afghan. A geade of F on the boarder. Grade of F on the economy. Grade of F on foreign policy, dealing with USA opponents. Grade of F on Gitmo. Grade of F on mosque in NYC. Grade of F suing Arizona. Grade of F on his budgets, all over 1.3 TRILION. Grade of F working with Republicans. He's the most devisive president, polarizing in US History. Has a real dislike for Republicans. A true leader works with all law-makers

    December 11, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  100. Jai

    I am so glad to see a president who isn't afraid to go on a national television show, and show his interests. He was on the View, and it was excellent to watch. He is on Mythbusters now! He doesn't have to appear normal to us because he is normal. He likes television just like the rest of us, and he goes forth in showing that he is not afraid to touch the public. How many shows was George Bush on other than television news? I can't remember any other than him sitting behind a podium making up lies about 'weapons of mass destruction'. Obama is going to be looked at as one of the greatest presidents in history. You can boo me now, but mark my words he will be counted as one. All you naysayers can vote Sarah Palin in if you want to, and I just want to see what her tacky glasses wearing self will do. Mess up the economy even before just like Bush. Instead of a recession, her stanking a** will put us in a depression. President Obama is trying! How many times did you wish someone would give you a try, but counted you out before you did it? Get a life all you Obama Haters! The man is one of the greatest presidents, and I am glad to have him as my president...

    December 11, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  101. Chad

    Obama is the best thing to have ever happened to te Republican Party. That was pretty evident back in November. Repubs have a 2nd chance with the American people. It's always dangerous to have 1 party in total control. too much change, too quickly for most Americans. Obama is far from the cookie cutter. Don't be surprised if Repubs nominate a African American. How would you Liberals handle that? Michael Steele RNC Chairman is doing a fantastic job and more and more African Americans are getting on board with the Republican Party. Republican voters are not racist, if they were, African American candidates would never get elected now would they? Get off your racism charge, it's only the Liberal Media and democrats themselves who make effort in pointing out race

    December 11, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  102. Peetz

    Obama is not a pompous azz with delusions of being American royalty. He remains American main-stream. I like his style.

    December 11, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  103. Chad

    Liberal comes from Liberty? Really? Tell me how your Liberty has increased under Obama. Can't smoke, controlling your diet by taxing "unhealthy foods", going to make you buy health insurrance or forced contribute. This country has more laws than any other democracy. You are losing your liberties every single day under this administration. If he had his way, he would have raised your taxes Jan 1st

    December 11, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  104. Chad

    A scientist? He has no science credentials or degree. For that matter, we don't know if he even has a degree. He never released his transcrips from Columbia or Harvard. A Federal judge recently ordered the transcripts from Oxcidental College and Obama recieved foreign financial aid as a Indonesian citizen...

    December 11, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  105. Humm....

    Maybe Obama should be a scientist instead of the President...

    December 11, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  106. Chad

    Obama sees the money he can make, not being president. Look at rockstar Bill Clinton, starring in the Hangover 2! Or look at John Edwards... haha. No wait, Al Gore is your Global Warming Prince. He's made $35 MILLION off you Libs buying up his Inconvienent Truth. 4 or 5 mansions, speeaking engagements, bashing Bush and making a ton of money. Obama wants to continue his "Slobbering Love Affair" with the media and his drones for years to come. Maybe even run for the UN head job. That's where he belongs, in Europe

    December 11, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Peetz

      Your jealousy comes through loud and clear. I didn't say your stupidity, but I'm sure you'll let us see that soon.

      December 11, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  107. Todd

    I wouldn't matter if President Obama gave every one in America a 50% break on their taxes, ended welfare, balanced the budget, and allowed police to shoot illegal aliens on site. Conservatives still wouldn't like or support him. Its not about what hes doing for the people in this country. Its about him.

    December 11, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  108. Punctus

    Mythbusters is the not only the best show on television it is, possibly, the best television show ever. I love it!

    December 11, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  109. Chad

    Bush left office with a 23% approval rating. He even jokes these days "people just got tired of me. seeing me on TV every day". Bush now out of office and a review of his presidency, has a higher approval rating than Obama! Look up the polling data. Don't take my word for it. Obama will not run in 2012. Mrs Obama has already hinted that and so has Barry himself. even Hillary Clinton threw in the towell jus the other day "This will be my last public service" as Sec of State. So who are the Democrats going to nominate if Barry doesn't seek 2nd term???

    December 11, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  110. mario

    He is the myth and only 2 million watched...that isn't to many people...but the lib media wouyld make you think that it is most of the nation...they are the myth also.

    December 11, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  111. Chad

    Bush is a good Christian man. Sure he's a former alcholic and made pleanty of mistakes. As is our current president (eventhough he would never admit it.) I bet it really angers you guys knowing Laura Bush and George W Bush had the #1 NY Times Best Sellers this year. As did Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck,Mark Levin so your Liberal authors are getting beaten like red headed step children. Write some books. Tell us how great Liberalism is and point out where socialism has worked.

    December 11, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • KatR

      A book written by a liberal (comes from the word...liberty) would be beyond your reading comprehension.

      December 11, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  112. together

    I'm all for this, but why doesn't the president pay more attention to the nutrition of his country? Michelle is doind a great job with this, but we need more support from him. Make Gudernoobs made by WooHoo Foods mandatory menu item at all schools. And they are perfect for the elderly too b/c they help with bowel regulation.

    December 11, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  113. Chad

    George W. Bush was a good president. The way he handeled the aftermath of 9/11 was heroic and began counter-attacks on Al Q. in Afghanistan. 75% of the country approved, all of congress authorized military action eventhough he didn't need it. He handeled Saddam Husien as diplomatically as he could. That madman was threatening the entire Middle East region. Having served in the middle east, I know that as fact. BUSH ALSO WENT TO THE united Nations, our allies before any shot was fired at Iraq. He gave countless warnings to Saddam and so did the rest of the world. Saddam violated no fly zones, time and time again. I know this will start a firestorm of WMD's responses from you Liberals. In the 1980's, Iraq was at war with Iran. One million people lost their lives, USA armed and sold WMD's to Iraq. Iran was the bigger threat, still is today.

    December 11, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  114. morgan

    Can you imagine BUSH appearing on Mythbusters? He'd want to know whether it's true one sock gets 'eaten' by the washing machine! Must say as a Canadian though. a heck of a lot of your tourists to our city are about as intelligent as our average 4 year olds, and that is not an exageration. Too much food, not enough reading.

    December 11, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  115. DaDoc540

    This First Family seems to be making use of television appearances to promote what sincerely they think is good for the future of the United States of America (not counting the basketball, which is not bad but not as important), and I am encouraged by that.

    This begs to question: if a different administration were in the White House, which shows would its President or First Lady appear in? Would John McCain appear on a History Channel special on the Vietnam War? How about Hillary Clinton advocating for children and families? Could either Mitt Romney or Mick Huckabee attract viewers by guest appearing on either CTN (Christian Television Network) or a televised Sunday Mass? Would Sarah Palin and family draw in ratings with an guest appearence on 'Deadliest Catch'?

    December 11, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  116. LiberalNN

    CNN is a disgrace to journalism. CNN is the most biased "news" network in the world. Not even Fox News omits facts or censors like CNN.

    December 11, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  117. Dean

    The series averages 2.3 million viewers per episode with it's highest rated episodes more then doubling that figure. The ratings for the episode mentioned here (co-starring Obama) were a little below average if anything. The ratings are definitely nothing to tout as a success.

    December 11, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  118. wakeupandsmellthecoffee

    When are you going to stop listening to what this pied piper (Obama) is saying and START LOOKING AT WHAT HE IS DOING?

    December 11, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  119. Stephen

    Next myth to be busted: paying government money for clunkers will improve the national gas milage and improve the environment.

    December 11, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Kyle

      Another myth to be exposed : How our country 'rebuilds' other nations for corporate global domination by installing puppet leaders. Or how our financial system runs on this elusive agency called the Federal Reserve ; which is really a private bank that sends every penny of your federal income tax to just the interest on our debt? Or how about Mythbusters analyzes Mr. Sorento's birth certificate? Or hey I know, we could put Mr. Obama's political contributions under the microscope... and who got the bail out money. Then we can move backwards into the Bush Era, as well as the Clinton era to expose the corruption there too. There's lots. I bet they could do a whole season.

      December 11, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  120. Sucks In Afghanistan

    This country IS in sad shape and it's because of both sides....if you're a die-hard Republican or Democrat who would never vote for the other side, you're a fool!

    December 11, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
    • George Bailes

      This isn't about the phony left / right paradigm anymore. Follow the money. They're two sides of the same coin and most americans are either too stupid or too blind to figure that out yet. The same corporate agenda for the elite gets passed either way. Sort of like John Kerry and Bush running against each other when they belong to the blue blood establishment class. Or Jimmy Carter running as a 'Peanut Farmer'. Gimme a break, he was a commodities broker selling peanuts on the STOCK MARKET. The American people are LIED TO so it's pretty hard for them to have a real opinion based in some small shade of fact. They still think they can vote their way out of problems by installing a new establishment bred puppet. It's easy for the monied class to get what they want when you only have two parties that win every time. And if we got a 3rd? They'd corrupt that one too. We need to get the corporate big business cyst out of government first, and the private banking cartel that is destroying our country, as well as England, Ireland, France, Iceland ... you name it. They had a 'housing crisis' in the UK, and Ireland TOO ya know! The bankers run the entire game, and you had better believe they don't report on it. Why do you think the boarder remains wide open but they want us all afraid of terrorists? It's a GAME. Don't be STUPID. THINK FOR YOURSELF PEOPLE. I don't like Obama, and guess what I REALLY didn't like Bush! HOWEVER, I think they're both 'up to' and for exactly the same thing.

      They're tools for the elite. Chess pieces. Until the American people realize their financial system is a hoax, then they'll never realize every political figure that protects it by not exposing it is a hoax, too.

      December 11, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  121. Just me.

    Hey MC039! While you might understand what should have been done you completely missed the point of the show. President Obama was on there to make a point to spark interest in our youth for science and math. Most of the rest of the world is leaps and bounds ahead of us. Just look at how many people (like yourself) piped in. That's exactly what they wanted. They wanted to make people think and talk about what's important and to stop slinging the mud around on all sides.

    December 11, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  122. DJones

    Intrigued by those who call President Obama "stupid" who can neither spell nor who have a grip on the English language grammatically...

    December 11, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I'm intrigued by people like you who think this is a personality contest. Get a clue. The guy is a wall street puppet, and bush was a lap dog for the oil billionaires. Back to sleep pal. Back to sleep.

      December 11, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  123. Texas Knight

    Simple question for all you Einsteins out there (you too Barry). The sun emits light. We have already concentrated light into lasers which can burn through metal. How is this suddenly a myth?

    December 11, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  124. Texas Knight

    So then...I guess he'll be quite disappointed and shocked when his military unveils the solar ray they have developed in secret...eh?

    December 11, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  125. Sucks in Afghanistan

    I voted for Obama, and I will again. I don't think he's done anything amazing yet, but I think he's the best thing for our country at the moment. Certainly I would take him over that fraud Sarah Palin.
    One thing though, if you were president, and the Secret Service just told you that America was attacked, don't you think you might be in a state of shock for a few moments. There are a lot of things to criticize Bush over, but that wasn't one of them. I think his reaction was very human, and i think most people would have responded in a similar manner. I remember when I was informed of the attacks and I knew I'd be going to war that I couldn't even stand up....it was a terrible moment in history....

    December 11, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  126. Marta

    So many people worked very hard to help Barack become president (including myself). He surely didn't disappoint me. It was a tremendous task because the majority of the Ameican people are not very bright. I hope he won't run for a second term, he deserves to enjoy his life with his family..he is way too intelligent for America. He pushed through the health care refom, he had to defend his color, his birthplace, his religion etc. to our guntoting population.
    He is a great man and the best president this country ever had. Hands down!!

    December 11, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • sainten001

      please enlighten us by explaining how he is the best president? why not washington our first, or lincoln who abolished slavery by law? please i am all for hearing how robots believe what they are told, but i need an explination not just namecalling or 'he just is'

      December 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  127. wonder

    Before you bi*ch about someone else's back yard, better make sure your's is clean first. Leave the man alone, he is doing the best he knows how... It don't matter how much you complain, it is not going change things...

    December 11, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • sainten001

      as a matter of fact it DOES matter how much we complain. this is still a democracy and if the people complain enough and are true in their arguments we the people not the politicians can change what we dont like. it is our responsibility to challenge our politicians if we do not like how handling situations that deal with the country. just because a politician was voted in does not mean we are helpless until their term is up

      December 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  128. sainten001

    Start at the top of the comment list and see how many people are name calling and of those people are in total support of obama. Seems to me like those who truly support obabma just support him to do because they think it is cool or the "it" thing to do. The best president ever? really? Please enlighten us. I did not vote for him, but just because i didnt does NOT mean i liked or voted for bush. he was an idiot plain and simple, he scooted through office fast with doing very little. Obama is not a savior to this country he is just a man who like bush has NO clue. IF he truly wanted to bring this country back up to its former glory he would actually do some things to help. I'm sorry but getting on Mythbusters in my book really doesnt seem like its gonna help the country. Go out cut senators, and congress' pay by 75% and give that money SAVED to veterens or a "congressional stimulus to the people"
    Now the nay sayers are going to start the name calling and it will just prove who the real robots are who have no real clue, but just voted for obama as the popular thing to do

    December 11, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  129. saftgek

    How sad our President stooped to appear on one of the most illegitimate broadcasts on television today! "Mythbusters," and the actors on it, promote themselves as being credible scientists. Because they cannot recreate a situation (e.g., risks of using cellular phones while pumping gasoline), they declare such things to be "myths." They choose to not be "confused with the facts" gleaned from numerous incident investigations of professionals.

    "Mythbusters" is just another in a long line of irresponsible, mind-numbing television that should be sent down the road. The two freaks of nature who "host" this program have zero credibility in the world of thinking human beings.

    I am disappointed our President would tarnish his already deeply stained reputation by lending credence to a couple of freakish beings who should be anywhere but in the public eye!

    December 11, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  130. Johnny P

    It truely baffles me, how imature most people are. First off, if you voted for Obama or not, he is our president, and you should repect the man for that. You think it is easy doing a job that he is doing? Do you honestly think you could do better? I doubt it. He is doing a good job, but the congress and senate will not allow him to succeed. Too many problems will arise if he succeeds in their eyes. (like they may have to start actually working and pulling their own weigth)
    Next you can be religious and believe in science. I am a good Christian and I am a science teacher. They can go hand and hand. Education is extremely important, we are falling further and further behind the curve everyday. We want our country to be great (and it is) but if we dont start supporting our leaders, and start educating our kids we will fall far from grace.
    And for those of you who mentioned that President is only a figure head, well I hate to tell you this, but if you support the president, and the job he wants to do, and tell congress and the senate, and big intreset know that you do with your votes and your money... guess what something funny will happen....he can get his job done and we can once again prosper a great nation where we should be..
    This comes from someone who is:
    1. a realist
    2. A Christian
    3. a military vet.
    4. an educator in the public schools.
    5. some who belives and loves the country he lives in.

    Sorry for any typos ( just getting my first cup of coffee)

    December 11, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  131. Mike

    This was for science awareness, to get young minds working toward positive results. Every one that wants to make this a political statement (either way, for or against) really needs to get a life. You all are really messed up. No wonder our country is full of people with a limited IQ of 5!

    December 11, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  132. richard

    The Prez on Mythbusters.
    I like it!!! and thank God the show dumped that yappy braindead girl..what is her name...stupid..my pet goat has x10 more talent.

    December 11, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  133. Statism is a Religion

    If you really want to be educated, read Henry Hazlitt's "Economics in One Lesson;" you'll see why Obama is completely ignorant when it comes to (among other things) economics. He's a fine purveyor of the Broken-Window Fallacy in all its incarnations, though!

    December 11, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  134. Flatsguide

    Obama should have shown his birth certificate and collage transripts on Myth Busters. That's a huge myth!

    December 11, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  135. Babe

    Anyone who thinks Obama is a lousy president has a very poor memory, and even worse powers of observation (or perhaps intelligence)? I am someone who was around when Kennedy was president and I must say it is difficult to recall having a president this intelligent, thoughtful and hardworking. Clinton was certainly intelligent but had his problems and sometimes let other issues come ahead of what should have been his prime concern: the country and its citizens. Obama is wonderful and I am so glad to see there are a good number of people here who appreciate it. Too many think someone strong is someone loud, aggressive and imbued with qualities better associated with a bully than with a courageous person. This president is someone we should be grateful to have in office. And by the way, Kennedy was indeed charismatic, but so many of his wonderful speeches (and even his book) were not actually written by him but for the most part by Ted Sorenson.

    December 11, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  136. HAHAHA

    911 bush was reading a childrens book and did not stop reading it. Obama not in a crisis is promoting education. So bush must have thought "Spot the Dog" was more important then terrorist. HaHaHa

    December 11, 2010 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  137. ZzzZzzzZzzz

    Goodnight all you partisan sheep. Vote independent candidates for real change. Bloomberg 2012

    December 11, 2010 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  138. Protoman

    Chad you might be a *gasp* independent. Clever dodging the tax question though. Did you know that socialist Canada has a 6% manufacturing tax compared with the US's 35%? I guess what I'm saying is that you have no real grasp of the country's situation. Like many liberals you use emotion and patriotism to cover up your lack of knowledge on issues. Mitt Romney and John McCain both call Colombia vital allies. What makes them vital? Their government is rife with corruption and often looks the other way when it comes to cocaine cartels. What Republican can I vote for that will take a tough stance on criminal governments like Colombia?

    December 11, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  139. Joshua C

    Some of you people are just rediculous(sp?). George W. Bush and his staff put our country in such a deep hole it's going to take a long time to fix everything. Obama is trying to do things for this country but it's hard with a divided congress. Mabie if us United States citizens help this country out by communicating with your state reps and senators then we can help by doing our part as citizens of the United States of America. Enough of the trash talking over the internet and more with the communication to your state senators and district reps.

    December 11, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  140. tex

    our country is a joke. thank u obama. hes so popular and famous.

    December 11, 2010 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  141. american for obama

    Hey gary, how about two years ago?

    December 11, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  142. american for obama

    Just look at the the posts from the haters and any educated person will see how ignorant these people are... Darrin, "in stead" are you kidding me?!? Nobama, your party has said explicitly that they WILL NOT compromise on ANYTHING right now, even giving the hardworking heros from 9/11 the medical coverage they deserve after sacrificing life and limb for our country, and you expect Obama to be able to get them to agree on a new budget?!?! It is too bad there isn't an IQ test we have to pass before we can vote... Or to be able to comment on a message board about something other than The Kardashians or 'Jesey Shore. This country might be screwed, but it is definitely NOT because of Obama.

    December 11, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  143. tim

    1928 american airways aka american airlines. 1931 united airlines. I don't label myself or look down or up to anyone. I filter info myself and make of it what I will. Raised as a christian I was taught to help those who needed it most. If that makes me liberal. So be it.

    December 11, 2010 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  144. Chad

    Timmy my boy. You Libs really think you're smarter than us conservatives don't you? Which group has more millionaires? Which group has more college graduates?

    December 11, 2010 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  145. Chad

    While your at it: Get on that Pan Am flight and use your AT&T phone (Pan Am and ATT were the only airline and telephone company back in the day. For all of you uneducated people)

    December 11, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  146. tim

    I will say fox news isn't news. Its sensationalism. And a bit hypocritical. But name calling is childish and adds nothing to a debate. Hence, the importance of logic and education.

    December 11, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  147. Chad

    Yah the Libs and Obama are trying to figure out a way to get rid of Fox. Just can't seem to figure out a way to do it. FCC has to jurisdictiobn over Fox (damn paid cable subscriptions). Life was so much better when we had 3 channels to watch eh you commie? NBC, ABC, CBS on your black and white TV. How Bout you go back to that for a week, see how you like it. Only watch those three stations

    December 11, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  148. TayTay

    Oh my... I'm only 16 and I find some of you are lacking in intelligence... I think what he is doing is good. There are so many kids at my school that could absolutely care less about academics. I actually care, and I am going to enter some kind of scientific field, but half of the unmotivated bums at my school are not going to go anywhere. This country really does need some help with education.

    December 11, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
    • KatR

      Keep that positive outlook my dear. YOU represent America's future.

      December 11, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  149. Chad

    No Fox News: I thought Liberals like you didn't sterotype. You sterotyping me? What do you hate about Fox News? Let it all out

    December 11, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  150. tim

    To stop outsourcing you have to pay peanuts for labor in the US. That won't fly. Especially when looking to pay the least amount for products and goods. That's like asking to reducing govt spending without serious cuts to things that we complain about cutting as well as cutting taxes. The great depression generation would laugh at us all

    December 11, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  151. Gary

    "President Obama doesn't seem to be capable of adding any value to any issue in only 5 minutes. At least we can rest assured he didn't do any more damage in that 5 minutes. One thing about incompetent people, they can't do damage in such a short period of time. It takes them as much as 2 years to truly mess things up like President Obama has. He, and his advisiors are really are really the poster boys for incompetence. Them and the leadership of the corporate world. Has there ever been a period in American history where the level of incompetence even came close?"

    Hmmmmm...maybe we don't have to look any further than Bush, Cheney, and their cronies... how quickly we forget days of verbal gaffes and stammering and stuttering through public speeches, FEMA, hanging chads, reading to children while the WTC burned, elusive WMD's, turning Clinton-era surpluses into record deficits, the Republican lie machine (where are those Obama "death panels" anyway?) If things were so great in '08, then why was the country so in need of drastic change? How quickly we forget.....

    December 11, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  152. Chad

    People are going to do what they are going to do in their bedrooms. I'm happily married, doesn't concern me. Now open gays in the military: I've served with gays in the military. They don't want to be known. Want private life like everyone else.

    December 11, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  153. tim

    The real problem lies in those in power. It is not a government of the people by the people or for the people. Wealth and greed supercede the needs of the many to benefit the few. Graft lives. Take a look at the declaration of independence and see if Jeffersons arguements cannot be related to current times

    December 11, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  154. Chad

    Tim: You are absolutely right about the winless war in Afghanistan! That country grows poppy plants, heroine. Currupt govt. Lets get out!

    December 11, 2010 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  155. some guy

    i thought he'd have them bust the myth about him being born in Kenya and or being a Muslim.

    December 11, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  156. Chad

    HARRP might explain "Global Warming" anytime you play around with our one and only atmosphere...

    December 11, 2010 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  157. Protoman

    Chad you're no fun. Being an independent allows you to pick apart the morons on both sides. It's twice as stimulating. I went to John Boenher's website (America Speaks Out.com). There were thousands of people complaining about ending outsourcing including myself. What chance in Hades do you give the Republicans of making outsourcing illegal? I would support lowering the manufacturing tax from 30% to ±5%, but I still think that companies that ship jobs overseas should pay more taxes since they do so in order to avoid paying that pesky minimum wage. What's your opinion on that? If being conservative means supporting "limited government" then why are conservatives so concerned with what gay people do in their own bedrooms? Kinda big brother isn't it?

    December 11, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  158. tim

    P.s. Let's talk about the money spent on keeping troops in places like Germany and winless wars in the middle east. We have infrastructure on the brink of failure with the potential to harm more Americans and cause more damage than any terrorist group

    December 11, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  159. Chad

    You guys want to check out the USA's super weapon: Google "HARRP" a weather control device capable of superheating the ionisphere. Many applications.

    December 11, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  160. Chad

    I'm a commercial pilot now. All about science and innovation. The military has been a great breeding ground for science and innovation (internet,aircraft, composite materials, you name it!)

    December 11, 2010 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  161. Chad

    Tim your science and innovation, totally agree. Tell that to Obama: NASA's new mission is to out-reach to Muslims. Tell me how that advances science/innovation

    December 11, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  162. Protoman

    I actually saw someone else replicate the death ray with success. I'd have to look it up. They got actual flames on the boat to ignite.

    December 11, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  163. tim

    Without innovation and science we stand to create nothing. We have become a service industry relying on spending. What do we create? What do we lead in besides defense spending?

    December 11, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  164. Kim

    As long as there are idiots like you and Palin (complete air-heads), we are relegated to the minor leagues...but of course you need someone to explain what that means, don’t you? U betcha!

    December 11, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  165. DangerousMinds

    Beyonce has a very "Parabolic" body. Now you say it.

    December 11, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  166. Chad

    Yes I am biased. Yes the only way to deal with Liberals is to challenge them on everything, fight them, and defeat them in elections

    December 11, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  167. Sarah

    I voted for him and he is doing the best he can with the republicans he has in congress going against him on everything. I love our president and feel proud he made time to show that we need to put math and science first and educate our youth. I myself watched the eppy with my four kids and loved it and will watch myth buster regularly.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  168. Chad

    Obama really is a man-child. Like a little kid who just found his daddy's gun or keys to the mustang. "Republicans are taking Americans HOSTAGE" really Mr President??? Last I heard your party is hijacking the Bush Tax Cuts Bill and loading it up with $885 BILLION in pork, 2nd Stimulus! Bigger! Yaaaaay Democrat Lame Duck Congress! A**holes

    December 11, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  169. Protoman

    Yeah you might be needing to ease up on the big words like "parabolic". Try saying "curved". It's not exactly the A-team crowd in here tonight.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  170. obama bahama

    HEY CHAD!!!Myth buster for you!what if Mccain – Democrat and Obama – Republican? You would vote for OBAMA RIGHT!!!mr. educated CHAD and our favorita republican ....ohhh i forgot to metion BIAS AND STUUUPID!!!

    December 11, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  171. Chad

    Amen CommoJoe! Ditto!

    December 11, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  172. MCO39

    It's mind boggling that in 21st century America we cannot duplicate something that a solitary genius was able to do in the 3rd century B.C.!!

    First of all, Archimedes used parabolic mirrors, not flat mirrors. This makes all the difference in the world. A parabolic mirror will focus the entire energy of the solar reflection onto a single point. All radio telescopes and large antennas (the kind that are used to communicate with space probes etc..) are based on this principle discovered by Archimedes. The people at Mythbusters have now done the experiment twice and each time it's been done wrong!!

    Second, the intensity of the sun is much greater in the Mediterranean than in San Francisco. When a similar experiment was done in Greece in the 1970's the ship burst into flames almost immediately.

    It's no wonder that President Obama wants to inspire young people to pursue science and math, because if Mythbusters is any indication, we are in big trouble.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  173. Chad

    Who said I hate Obama? I actually like what he is and what he stands for because he scares the daylights out of majority of Americans. 37% approval rating. He's a nice wake up for logical, not emotional Americans. You Liberals depend so heavily on your emotional attachment to Obama. It's a weakness, a sickness. Mission was accomplished, we won the Iraq War (Air Force fighter pilot 1997-2007)

    December 11, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  174. Protoman

    Chad you should try life as an independent. It's much more sane.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  175. AClue

    @Jaimec: Yes you're all being punked. Tyrone (stereotypical name: see Erikah Badu) Is trying to be a clown and start stuff. I can't imagine anyone really being that dumb. Please refer to sherlockholmes comment for clarity. It's all about sausage and swordfights I'm afraid. Oh and sky people as well. They're coming for your women. Please see Ancient Aliens on History channel for more info.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • jaimec

      Haha, only read blogs for 10 minutes, felt like I had to respond to this jerk who everyone else already knows is! Wasn't aware I had to read 2 hours worth of blogs, my apologies!

      December 11, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaimec

      oh, and their not coming for my women, I'm female

      December 11, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Kim

    The people that are hating on Obama must be the most closed minded people ever. Way to go you guys! you have no perspective on our society!

    December 11, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  177. Chad

    Yes. That would be me. people in here dont like success, educated Republicans, life in general. Typical democrats, sour on just about everything. How are you this evening?

    December 11, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  178. Mary

    Are you the rich guy everyone is hating on? What's up? I like rich guys!

    December 11, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  179. Chad

    I'm back. Everyone's favorite Republican. Bring it on.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  180. SpeakingOfChicago

    Tonight it's very clear
    As we're both lying here
    There's so many things I want to say
    I will always love you
    I would never leave you alone

    Sometimes I just forget
    Say things I might regret
    It breaks my heart to see you crying
    I don't wanna lose you
    I could never make it alone

    I am a man who will fight for your honor
    I'll be the hero you're dreaming of
    We'll live forever
    Knowing together that we
    Did it all for the glory of love

    December 11, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  181. pete

    being amarican is inbarising all the peps in office to many if they got payed to do a good job they wouldnt have one .
    p.s sorry about the spell x

    December 11, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  182. Mary

    LOL! This is so funny. Serious people mixed with the not so serious

    December 11, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  183. Where The White Women At

    The thing I like most about Obama: Tagged alot of white gurls in college and smoked, sold weed

    December 11, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  184. Where The White Women At

    Jaimec. tell us all what u think Obama is doing

    December 11, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  185. JimmyCrotchy

    Well the South side of Chicago
    Is the baddest part of town
    And if you go down there
    You better just beware
    Of a man named Leroy Brown

    December 11, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  186. Bloodyscot

    Maybe not the best President ever but he seems to care about making America and World a better place to live in and not how much money he can make for his friends.
    Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt are hard to top but like Obama they cared about a better life in America, while Jackson and Grant maybe have been the worst for corrupt governments, while being great leaders/generals in war.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  187. Mary

    Rich guy in here? Who is rich anymore after the Housing and Stock Market collapse? Certainly not me!

    December 11, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  188. Mary

    Hi Tyrone! Reading some of your posts. You have to positively represent Chicago! Are you causing trouble on the blog lol

    December 11, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  189. Rabun

    It took Bush 8 years to get us into this hole but people expect Obama instantly move mountains! Chad if u are so rich, why are u worried about America. Do us a
    favor and move far away.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  190. Where The White Women At

    Mary. How you doin gurl? Tyrone in da Chitown

    December 11, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  191. Mary

    Is the Obama Myth Buster cameo on Youtube or something?

    December 11, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  192. Mary

    Aren't we supposed to be talking about Myth Busters? Mary, Chicago

    December 11, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  193. Tim

    I don't love the man or dislike him, he's simply my president and I did vote for him (and would again)

    But I have to ask all these people that say "he's the best president ever"...WHY? I mean really? What exactly has he done that makes him the best? He just spent 2 years rulling all 3 branches of goverment really, but it's not exactly all roses out there is it? I mean he could have had virually anything passed, it was pretty much 2 years of a blank check, but I don't see as things are really any better off at all...I like the man and respect him lots, but don't see where he can even be mentioned in the same breath as Kennedy, Regan, Teddy, FDR, or any other 'great' president...

    December 11, 2010 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  194. sherlockholmes

    I deduce from your misspelled words and punctuation errors that you're not very well educated. Most likely you are the result of lazy parents whom sat you down in front of the tele instead of making you do your studies. Your regurgitated partisan ramblings emit the foul stench of The Daily Kos, or Rush Limbaugh. The race baiting comments are meant to smoke out the racists among the bloggers, yet they do more to show your own biases than they are effective at achieving your goals. I can therefore pronounce that you are indeed a tool. Case solved.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  195. Where The White Women At

    Obama raised by his rich white grandparents in Hawaii. Prep school, all white schhol. Went on to Oxidental College, Columbia University, then Harvard. Raised poor? That a story unlike anyone in my hood back home in Cleveland or current home south side of Chicago

    December 11, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  196. Protoman

    ArtyFarty: They are but pawns in a bigger game and they don't even know it. That's the sad part.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  197. scott isaak


    December 11, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  198. arty farty

    God you are all awful people. Just awful.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  199. Protoman

    There are ways around bigotry trust me. No doubt the deck was stacked against African Americans, but over the past few decades it's been all self destruction. I'm poor and get free grants for school as well as food stamps. I'm a year away from my degree. There are plenty of people who have tried to hold me back too and most of them have been my own color (white). You have to brush off the haters and handle your business or you will forever be blaming everyone else for your failures. No politician of any color can make things better. There is already help for the disenfranchised, but it requires equal effort from the citizen.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  200. john chappell

    What is mythbusters? Is that a TV show? What channel is that on? Did the president give a speech or sumthin? I get me a TV so I can watch. yep.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  201. irisheyes97

    Weather you like the president or not, he is still the president and we all should show respect. I do not subscribe to most of his policies and I did not vote for him but that does not mean I can not show him respect. Whatever happened to civility and agreeing to disagree. This is where our nation has come too back biting and low blows.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  202. Reality

    They should have focused on the mystery of the missing birth certificate. Now that I would have tuned in for.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  203. justme

    I would like to say something, and to be fair, this goes for me too: None of us knows what it's like to be President! Imagine the job he has...he has to run a country, give him a break! Same goes for every other President, really. They are trying, but there is only so much they can do, they're human, not God...

    December 11, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  204. Where The White Women At

    Obama dont have much street cred. That fo damn shaw! He remind me of Erkel. And those ears, dude need help. He must have got them from his white momma, along wit the lack of athletisism

    December 11, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  205. Alan

    Obama comes from a poor background and worked hard to get where he is. Bush got everything handed to him by his rich well connected family. Obama understands the hard work average citizens go through, and that's just one of several reasons why he's an amazing president.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  206. @WhiteWomen

    I don't watch Baseball either it's boring. Politicians will pretend to be whatever makes them seem normal to certain people. I remember a fundraiser where Obama was playing Snoop to a crowd of African American voters. It's pathetic to watch these clowns pander to different groups. I remember Hillary was acting a little hood to a group of black women too. Lol. Hilarious. Obama has no rhythm either I've seen him dance. Looked like Urkel or Carlton from Fresh Prince.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  207. Truth

    Obama is basically trying to clean up 8 years of Bush....shi%. Obama/Gov. doesn't give people jobs it's the private sector not the government. Republicans are on TV saying they don't care about the unemployed...but we dogging out a man who's trying to help...wow!

    December 11, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  208. @WhiteWomen

    I actually work with a ton of African Americans that come from Detroit. There's work if you look hard enough for it. Sadly there are many who would rather blame others instead of taking the free food, schooling, housing and actually better themselves. Oh and I'm far from rich. Maybe the sisters liked getting a little respect among other things. May you find your way in this messed up world my brother.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  209. Alan

    Obama rules, best president of the past 30 years, and possibly the smartest.

    December 11, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  210. Where The White Women At

    I HAVE TO SHOW MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE to get a driver license or apply fo a job. Gettn those Obama Bucks right now. Unemployment. White people dont hire blAck people and if you have any nkind of frecord, forget about it. Forced to sell drugs to survive

    December 11, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  211. Marcus

    I thought the myth busters were going to look into the presidents nationality and prove once and for all that he is a United States citizen. I thought for sure they were going to go find the elusive United States birth certificate... But no. Oh well.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • j9

      That myth has already been busted. That's why he's still in office.

      Let. It. Go.

      December 11, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  212. Where The White Women At

    Hell ya. Allen Keys he a "bither" and he brotha. Too many African Americans not voicing true opinionz about this prez. I dont care if he baller, cant throw a baseball. i know that much. I live on south side of Chicago. He cant even name his fave Sox player. What ya think of that playa...

    December 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Where The White Women At

    Yo know what. My people still liv'n in da projects all ova this country. Still goin to inner city, underfunded schools, with white educators that dont care. Still liv'n in hoods infested wit crime, poor police protection and response. Still dealing with racisim from majority of whites. Still under employed like Chad said! You white Democrats have under delivered to us and frankly so has Obama. It OK tho. Eventually we will get ours. Wait another 400 years or so

    December 10, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  214. PartisanSheep

    Clarence Thomas, Michael Steel, Larry Elders and Alan Keys are all pretty well known republicans. Too bad they are all called Uncle Toms by other African Americans. Condoleeza Rice?! Sounds like a Mexican Dish! Lol I miss Dave Chappelle. Sorry if I butchered the names. You get my point. Politics will make Africans call other Africans racist. This proves they're all liars and therefore proves my snake comment.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Where The White Women At

    That Chad dude, he alright. DidnLt say anything that wasn't true. At least ya know where the dude comin from. Give me sum of dat money Chad. You gotta hot white wife?

    December 10, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Where The White Women At

    Jennifer crazy. It Friday night. Go out and stop hangin on the CNN blog gurl

    December 10, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Where The White Women At

    Chocolate bunnies, cant beat a sista can ya cracka? They just afta yo money white boy

    December 10, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Loren

    Again an example of the President standing there doing nothing while two other guys do all the work!! LOL

    December 10, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Where The White Women At

    Jennifer an Atheist. I will pray fo yo soul Jenn. Merry Christmas. Rip on Republicans fine, rip on my God, not fine

    December 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      First of all, I *NEVER* said I was an atheist. Second of all, cram your prayers up your @ss, because I don't need them. Finally....Happy Holidays....jerk.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  220. @WhiteWomen

    Lol I had a couple chocolate bunnies beg me for seconds, so you're theory goes right out the door. They actually said they don't like black guys. Wonder why? I love all you internet racists acting tough. Black or white you look like cowards. Can't have an intelligent conversation so you resort to race baiting. Typical. Haha. Losers

    December 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Where The White Women At

    That Chad dude actually right. Obama not a true African American prez... The dude don't have Slave roots like me. His daddy from Kenya. Whole African American population know this as fact. Michelle know it too "When we visited Kenya, Barack's home country bla bla bla" It dont matta tho to me, cuz he still a brotha, just not a true Afro-Slave American

    December 10, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alan

      Dude, we all know you're a white Republican moron. Stop trolling, nobody's buying it.

      December 11, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      You're a slave brother? I'm pretty sure it's safe to say you've never been a slave. Pretty sure it's safe to say you never will be either. Pretty safe to say you're a petty racist fool.

      December 13, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  222. Milf Biggenson

    All I hear is the GOP saying the President hasn't done anything....but anything President Obama has tried to do, they've done their best to roadblock him. Get the F out of the way and the way and let the man do it. He wants health care for everyone, but you don't want it? What are you Fing crazy? I live in a country with health care and it's wonderful. Why in the Fing F would you not want health care? Are you retarded? Maybe you should opt out of health care then and be thrown out on the steps of the hospital when you can't afford a life-saving operation, that way, we could all enjoy earth without YOU.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Refernce

    Man of Science? Nope just wanting to get on TV again...and again...and again.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Where The White Women At

    What is a Republican? If Im black, can I be A Republican or iz dat against da rules? OK. Im Republican now. What cha all gonna do? Ride up on me? Drive by?

    December 10, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Where The White Women At

    Maggie you need to go out wit a brotha like me. Be hoping to see me again and again baby gurl

    December 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Paul

    To the people complaining that the president has better things to do. Where were your complaints when Bush was on vacation while 9/11 was being plotted. Where were your complaints when Bush was handed a memo that said Al Queda was planning a major attack on US soil , and decided to go back on vacation. Yeah you kinda forgot that right. Typical of Republicans.
    Obama was promoting an interest in this little thing called Science. Put down your bible and pick up a newspaper once in a while and you might actually have something real to complain about.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Where The White Women At

    Damn it gettn ugly in heya... All you white people a bit crazy. Need a drink of Hennessy and take a drag

    December 10, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Where The White Women At

    Just vote Democrat and it all gonna be alright. We just need to get mo brothaz ind sistaz in charge. Rule from da top down. Little revenge fo tha whole slavery thing ya'll put my people thru. Breed them white gurlz

    December 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaimec

      I s this a joke? Are we all being punked? Why all the race stuff, I'm white and love Obama and what he's tyring to do. My ancestors have been killed, beaten, and ridiculed, that has nothing to do with this discussion, give up the race card! You hurt more than help!

      December 11, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  229. joe kreimborg

    In america, these days, higher education produces 50 lawyers per 1 engineer. I suspect Obama knows this fact too; which probably has a lot to do with his engineer and science promotion on tv; a good tactic to increase interest in engineering and science.

    I wish americans to be a smarter bunch, and good math skills are so important in being a simple logical person.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Where The White Women At

    It OK dude, we gonna make Obama supreme ruller. Get rid of the whole presidency thing. Have him dictate to whites on how it gonna be round heya!

    December 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  231. French

    Let's try this. All u individual that have such criticism about President Obama, try to put it in an intellectual argument. Give it some substance. Cause you're starting to sound like inbred. Dumb down, non-educated, follow the crowed masses, that have hatred in your heards; with not a clue to your own reason why. This President came into office under a whole bunch of BUSH. I find it ironic his name fits exactly what he did as he told the American people to open wide and swallow as he squatted. Not wanting to blame the "socially acceptable" president for the down turn of the economy, u turn to the "socially challenged" President and say, "u did this." Not even taking in account that we were in a surplus in the Clinton year, and the first thing "Bush" did is put us in a deficit in the first year of his term. A trend in which he continued for two terms. I like that statement earlier. "How long does it take to clean up "Bush!" True power in creating, not destroying. Any dummy can mess something up. As "Bush" was! But let's get back to your banjo playing, group minded, got yo white starch guard sheet pressed and hanging in plastic in the closet, obstructionist to a forward thinking society selves. Come up with something that doesn't have hatred written all over it. "Was he born in America, He spent five minutes on TV", are u serious! Let's have a discussion on what is anti-American: Large American companies and business that out source and don't want to bring our jobs back. Is the GOP. anti-american for supporting these companies? How about excepting moneys from foreign Government to fund their elections. The some ones our jobs have been out sourced to. Come on. Let's have an intelligent discussion. Is that possible!?

    December 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  232. PartisanSheep

    Hey Godd? I'm no Clinton hater, but shouldn't you frown on the whole infidelity thing? One think about Obama is I don't think he's a cheater. Any man who can lie to his wife then lie to the entire country does not deserve our trust. Whether he should have been impeached or not is a different story. I would have respected him more had he gone on TV to tell us it's none of our business. Just my opinion.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Jeff

    I really don't see where there is a problem with this. President Obama has always looked for "teachable moments" to promote his programs (and there is nothing ojectionable about this one), and we should all know by now that he is drawn to a camera like a moth to a porch light. The President is just using some free advertising time to promote education (at least it would have been free if we didn't have to fly him there in Air Force One – but that's just the way it works) and the US needs to take advantage of all the free stuff it can get right now. I did have a problem with him blowing off the Boy Scouts to go on "The View", but I don't think he really cares about what I think.

    All you people arguing about whether the left or the right is best need to get a clue. If Nancy and Harry had their way, we all would make $100 an hour, but we'd pay $96 of it in taxes. If the Republicans had their way, we wouldn't pay any taxes, but we'd only make $4 an hour. Either way we only get $4 an hour! Until a party emerges that actually cares about the middle classes interests instead of just their votes, keeping power separated between the two parties is the only way the middle class can exist. This of course doesn't apply to Chad, because he's already rich.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Where The White Women At

    Jennifer you seem kinda hot gurl... What u look like snowbunny?

    December 10, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Tssshhh

    I'm no fan now that he's trashed my vote. But, he's on TV winding people up to use their brain, leave the guy alone already. Go get tiger. I'm voting against you in 2012.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Godd

    This is God speaking. Hi Earthlings, how are yah doing? Well I see you finally elected a good man again after a spell. Ever since Clinton I yearned to see another good person in the White house. Now you put in BO it's a good thing.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  237. jimwaaaaaaa

    Those two pseudo-scientist clowns should put menthos and soda pop in Obama's A$$ and see how much hot air comes out of his mouth.

    December 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  238. mica

    @bev Bush was the worse president. u cant expect someone to come in and clean someone else mess thats been building up for 8 years. People give him a chance instead of fighting against him help.thats what is wrong with us these days we dont help each other or talk about the postive that he is doing just the negative.

    December 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  239. ratking

    i'm sure tons of you obama lovers will love this feature length film staring yours truly, Barry Soetoro!


    December 10, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Joshua Burke

    To anyone complaining about the President taking time to be on an educational show, keep in mind, BUSH was reading to kids in a classroom when the towers got hit. Prior to that he was on vacation.

    December 10, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  241. DaDoc540

    Almost a year ago, First Lady Michelle Obama made an appearance on a special episode of 'Iron Chef America', in which White House Chef Cristeta Comerford and celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse each teamed up with Iron Chefs Robert Flay and Mario Batali, respectively. In an effort to promote healthy eating and local produce, Michelle Obama presented the theme ingredient: various types of vegetables grown in the White House organic garden. Each team of two chefs picked up whichever vegetables they wanted to prepare a meal with before heading back to the studio in New York City. While the actual vegetables they picked were sent to a local food bank in Washington (as shipping them to New York would defeat the purpose of picking local produce), the same types and numbers of vegetables each team picked were available in New York.

    Now, President Barack Obama appears on 'Mythbusters' in an effort to promote education, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, asking the Mythbusters to revisit one of their classic, incomplete myths. This is on top of twice publicly submitting his bracket for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. This First Family seems to be making use of television appearances to promote what sincerely they think is good for the future of the United States of America (not counting the basketball, which is not bad but not as important), and I am encouraged by that.

    This begs to question: if a different administration were in the White House, which shows would its President or First Lady appear in? Would John McCain appear on a History Channel special on the Vietnam War? How about Hillary Clinton advocating for children and families? Could either Mitt Romney or Mick Huckabee attract viewers by guest appearing on either CTN (Christian Television Network) or a televised Sunday Mass? Would Sarah Palin and family draw in ratings with an guest appearence on 'Deadliest Catch'?

    December 10, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  242. chuckly

    so idiots are complaining cause he wasted time for this show. His time on the air was less then the time Bush sat in silience doing nothing while the country was under attack. WHich of the two was more productive?

    December 10, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  243. PartisanSheep

    @SCdad: the bible uses many metaphors to teach people certain things. I'm not a christian, but I've read enough to know when something is not literal. The snake in the garden of eden is a metaphor for a liar and a deceiver. The fruit was a lie from the tree of knowledge not an apple or some other edible thing. Eve believed the lie and it ruined her relationship with Adam. I love how enlightened atheists always miss the obvious. Waiting until marriage for "relations" would most certainly cut down on STDs, deadbeat dads and broken homes. Many good things can be found within religion. Sure there is some hypocrisy. Ignoring the ten commandments and worshiping a man who is of this earth is a clear indication of hypocrisy. There are many snakes in our society. Our politicians and entertainers are clearly deceiving us.

    December 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Lila

    Thank You Obama. At best I think Obama is a mediocre president, but I am really happy he used his popularity to create interest in science. Unlike other selfish politicians who appear on shows to shoot reindeer for fame. <-loser.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      HA HA HA! Best....comment.....EVAR!!!11!11!!!1!

      You get my "Best Comment of the Evening" award. 🙂

      December 10, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  245. BraveSaintStuart

    "Hit" nothing. They went over an old myth that they busted before, and they busted it again. It was nice to get the school childrens involved but I would have rather them be a little more creative with the subject matter.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Dannon

    EDUCATE YOURSELVES.... READ... LEARN ABOUT HISTORY, SCIENCE (that includes math, sorry), and CULTURES... Good Job Big-O!

    December 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Eric Nicolas

    I'd say the quality of the comments here make the point that we're falling behind in education.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • American Revolutionary

      Don't listen to the chinese imposters trying to bring our nation down with their anti-
      American comments, such as "we are in big trouble", "this country isn't great." If China tried something with us, well let's just say they be in big trouble! they should do a myth busters on China, and expose all their stupid lies about the West. Maybe they will wake up.

      December 11, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  248. Jay-Z

    Can someone point me to the comments section? i seem to have come across a bunch of babys.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Chad

    "I love black people. I have black friends. I dated a black person before." this is what white Liberals say. scared to death that someone will discover their hidden racism. Republicans want everyone to be rich, happy, independent from the government. That's how you get to utopia, not with government bailouts, deviding people into groups (what the Democrat Party loves to do!), causing tension with class warefare tactics, race baiting etc. This is what your party does, you know it, you dislike it as much as I do, yet you defend it as much as you defend Obama. Obama doesnLt want or need your help. He's a pefect liberal machine unlike anything this country has seen before him. he wouldn't be-friend you, he's using you and catering just enough to keep your support. Look at the jobless rates in the black community: Gotten worse under Obama. So keep on believing the lies because the "Hope and Change" isn't here. Alot of people hurting. Especially in Darfur, Haiti, and too many places to list that are high on most Liberal minds

    December 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bito

      Hey, Chad, You said you dated a black person, ARE YOU DUMB AND GAY?????

      December 11, 2010 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  250. bev

    well that show did great with boost ratings so what do the hungry children and parents get from the boosted ratings? just what I thought..you go white house we all soon will be voting again and just as one some non american guy said just vote for white ppl at least you do get a lil change and I just be damn he's right.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  251. bev

    well that show did great with boost ratings so what do the hungry children and parents get from the boosted ratings? just what I thought..you go white house we all soon will be voting again and just as one some non american guy said just vote for whit ppl at least you do get a lil change and I just be damn he's right.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaimec

      I'm thinking that Obama thought years from now he may have interested kids in science and math, I did not think any further than that?????????

      December 11, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  252. jayman419

    Obama's not interested in promoting science to build a better future for America, he's just looking ahead by looking to the past.

    We're at war in the desert, think we'll be stuck there a while... why spend the money on bullets all day if you just need to tell guys to carry their shaving mirror around?

    (That's sarcasm, btw.)

    December 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Chris

    America, do you see what we get when we cut the republicans some slack and vote more of them into the house and senate... their loyal followers heads start getting extremely big

    December 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Jordan H

    i'm tired of this right or left stuff. It's not so black and white. I'm a Repubican and i agree with what the President is doing. It's obvious we need to get kids more interested in academics, read the comments on this blog, this country is full of retards (left and right) Andrew K and Steven Vogel got it right.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • j9

      @jordan H

      Whenever I hear or read comments from reasonable repubs it makes me sad that the ones holding office are such d!cks. I feel like I could totally talk politics with you even though I am "across the aisle".

      Imagine where this country would be if the Pres' wish for bipartisanship was being practiced now. (sigh)

      December 10, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Mike G

    We need to put our Lord back in to this country the way our founding fathers intended.We in this country live with out any CRISTian morals.GOD BLESS this country and may GOD have mercy on our enemy's.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Umm, for your information, idiot, our founding forefathers had NO plans whatsoever of making this a "Christian" nation. Many of them were Christians, but they believed wholeheartedly in a complete separation of church and state. In fact, many of our founding buildings, rituals, etc. were based off of pagan beliefs and designs. Look them up. So no. Your "God" and your "Christ" are not what this country needs to get back on its feet.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alan

      America is NOT a Christian nation, it is a free, secular nation. Don't try and force your religion on your fellow citizens.

      December 11, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  256. surtur

    the conservative pious hate anything that is related to facts.....myths and fairies work best for them

    December 10, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Chris

    Hey Chad,

    How did you and all your rich friends like thaat bailout check from Obama...Rich people needed help from a sociolistic philosophy (bailouts) and now dont want to pay higher taxes to help out the deficit they created... Pride sure can be blinding,...isnt that right Chad (a.k.a rich white republican)

    December 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  258. michael

    So tell me, all of you who disagree with the president being on TV promoting science, what have you done this year to promote education. Have you donated your time to teach classes. Have you come up with any new scientific information, published any scholarly papers. Oh, I forgot you are like Rush Limbaugh. You only have a high school diploma, yet you know everything. The reasons Republicans do not go on television and talk about science is, they know nothing about science. If they did the planet would not be in the shape it is in.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Michael

    Give the guy a break! He can't seem to do anything without heavy criticism. If you folks would just spend some of that energy looking for a way to help rather than hinder... the poor guy hasn't a chance with all that drag.! No wonder this country is in such a state! If you can't help then you will certainly delay the recovery of America.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • hibye

      Yes a death ray is possible. end of debate. EOD

      December 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  260. chad

    Chad...you say you are rich.....but surely, you are brainless and a complete imbecile....

    December 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  261. PartisanSheep

    All you partisan morons are ruining the country. Please move. You give the president way too much credit. Congress has the real power. Congress (Democratic majority) under Bush gave $800 billion to big business (the same big business that outsources your job to the lowest bidder) then the republicans call someone irresponsible because they lost their 20 year job to a chinese person and can't pay their mortgage anymore because the only jobs out there are low paying fast food jobs. Then a Democratic congress and democratic president gave another $700 billion to the same big businesses that were stealing from you in the first place. You're all morons if you believe either party is any different. They confuse you with "social" agendas but they are all still just crooks trying to steal your money. Who cares about a mythbusters appearance? That's one move from a politician I actually don't mind.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • KatR

      You have twisted some facts. A Democratic congress in 2008 approved the bank bailout submitted by GOP Pres. Bush. Additionally, the GOP candidate for prez...McCain...stopped his campaign to rush back to DC and vote yes on the bill. After Obama was inaguarated he submitted the 700 billion stimulus bill to a Democratic congress which approved that bill AND that some GOP reps also cast a yea vote on. And the money from this bill did NOT go to big business. It went to state govts to keep firefighters, police, etc on the job and also reduced your taxes. Get your facts straight before stating you opinion.

      December 11, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • PartisanSheep

      $1.4 trillion dollars went to police and firemen? What are you smoking? You actually missed the part where I said they are all crooks. I'm well aware that Mr McCain voted for the bill as did a majority in both camps. The biggest beneficiary of the bailouts were investment and insurance banks. You obviously need to check your facts. I believe the number of cops, firemen and teachers was very minuscule and they were used to show naïve people like yourself that the government cares about the little people. Its all theater.

      December 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  262. NewYorker

    Guys like Chad are one reason we can't let the right gut the Education Dept and more than it has been. That's the agenda of the Republic party: keep them stupid, put pleasant looking females on fox and voila, another generation of brainwashed dolts

    December 10, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Amy

    Obama rox....I love him!!!

    December 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  264. nonesuch

    The microcephalics who maunder on about such tripe as the President's birthplace should get "born" themselves. They obviously don't have lives yet. Exit the womb, you morons.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  265. kalimah samiullah

    To all the haters- leave the president alone! Most of you sound so idiotic- try walking in his shoes for a day and let's see what you would be able to accomplish! Just saying!

    December 10, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  266. TellMenolies

    Sarah and Chad,your functional illiteracy makes it hard for anyone to take either of you seriously...you are only making fools of yourselves, it's hard for the people posting here to have a battle of the wits with two unarmed morons...:-)

    December 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      True. But it is still funny to watch them prove that the majority (and I did say majority, not all!) of Right-winged Repugnicans are of low level intelligence and have such closed minds that they'll never see the light of day.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  267. bheaded

    I think with CNN's report of it bringing in over 2 million viewers who were men the age if 18 to 55 in age show that if his intention was to drum up interest in math and science in today's youth.. he obvously missed his mark. His primary audience was a known audience. His true intention was to target adult males 18 to 55. He knew his message would not only miss reaching out to youth, but that it would miss sending interest in math and science to WOMEN!

    Think about it.

    December 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • TellMenolies

      They don't poll children you moron......

      December 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      For your information, idiot, LOTS of children watch Mythbusters. Every one of my nephews and even a few of my nieces love the show and often ask scientific based questions on how things get done on the show. And like was said above...they don't poll children, moron. The poll showed that it ranked high with men in that age group, but there were also tons of women and children watching as well. And since we're on the subject, why would it be such a bad thing to try and inspire anyone (man, woman OR child) to learn something and seek to better themselves? You Obama/Liberal bashers are all about one thing: Yourselves. Maybe you should start opening your minds and learn a little something. Or are you afraid to hurt your small and insignificant brain?

      December 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  268. monzell Lewis

    Well. we had 2 yrs. more is lost by no decsion then bt the wrong decsion. we gotta keep on movin dont stop and dont sweat the small stuff. its all small stuff in time. dems quit crying grow up next time vote

    December 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Statism is a Religion

    Yawn....Just another demagogue engaging the masses with bread and circuses. By the way, when is Wal-mart going to start airing Big Sis' spy-on-your-fellow-customers message?

    December 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Josh Gilbert

    Chad – why are you such an angry little man?

    December 10, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  271. GLOR Filerino

    Chad You've got issues !!! how old are you? I hope you're not BREEDING. Another Glenn Beck spouts his stupidity .What's tyour problem where are you from? Is everyone
    like YOU there? you must love the NRA .tell us more about yourself,maybe someone could help clear the VENOM out of your mindset.

    December 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaimec

      you're hysterical! my hero!while i'll never be as witty, i love reading, true and funny!

      December 11, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  272. Jennifer Lee

    oh yes, those of you thinking it was a waste of time for him to be on the show.. I mean how useful is a president that encourages thought and an interest in science. I mean those are useless things right?

    December 10, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaimec

      I agree, I applaud President Obama for taking time out of his busy schedule to do this segment, while only five minutes it shows that he cares for our youths learning, thats so important and there are young children out there seeing this! I think he's awesome and really trying! God Bless! I don't understand why all these people are making soooooo much more of this than it has to be!

      December 11, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  273. Chad

    Thank you for the plagerism statement

    December 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Steven R. Vogel

    The President, regardless of political party, fulfills two roles in our system–Head of Government and Head of State. In other systems, the president will fill one of the roles and a prime minister or chancellor will fill the other role. For our President, like it or not internet trolls, he must do his duty for both roles. That includes the nuts and bolts of running the country and the public appearance in what you may believe to be frivolous endeavors. This message brought to you by American Government 101 and Comparative Politics 201.

    December 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Chad

    I enjoy the daily headlines. Everyday this guy is in office is non stop entertainment. Pelosi with her stretched face, the moveon.org commercials, the out of left field public comments by Joe Bite Me Biden. Wow, nice job bringing the 2016 Olympics to Chicago and the 2022 FIFA World Cup! The world really respects Obama right...

    December 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Chad

    Prius? Hell, get the Government Motors (GM) Chevy Volt! 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year! 1st time in my life I've been called a Liberal!

    December 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maggy

      Glad you like Obama's new car Chad! BTW: ask any "leftie" Obama is NOT one. When are you guys going to get a clue? Fox News lies to you!

      December 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Andrew K

    There are 3 lawyers for every 1 engineer in this country. LETS REVERSE THAT TREND. Mr. President is doing the right things, he just can't get any cooperation!

    December 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Ken

    I just love the internet. What other country allows you to voice your opinion like this. I like to know what all types of people think

    December 10, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Chad

    You guys need to look up Frank Marshal Davis. Lived in Chicago, community organizer, writer, poet, mentioned in Dreams of My Father. Obama's book, read it you Obama drones. Frank was in Hawaii and a family friend. Knew Stanley Dunham quite well, wink, wink... He had a taste for white women, Hawaii was more accepting in 1961...

    December 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • zenks

      This is my last comment here 'cause if I keep reading Chad's stupid and ignorant comments....I'm bound to go commit suicide as it is a sadness that are such people on earth!!!!!! Is your family okay Chad? Probably shouldn't blame you.
      Genes and all.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Chad

    Black? Stanley Dunham was white... That's his mother. Any record of his parents ever getting married? Interracial marriage wasn't legal til 1967 and Barry was born in 1961... hmmm... Interesting.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • DaveD

      Wow, Chad, you're a real scholar, aren't you? Loving v Virginia was in 1967, but it merely assured that interracial marriage was legal in all states. It was legal in many states before 1967. So Obama's parents were married. Even if they weren't, his mother was an American citizen, so he's still in the clear.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Chad

    Math and money are too things Liberals are not very good at! How about you go sub english class and make your $100 per day with no bennefits

    December 10, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer Lee

      well if we're going to make obviously unrealistic general statements I'll say that logic, reason, and free thinking are three things that republicans don't know much about.

      December 10, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer Lee

      oh wait! mine is real.

      December 10, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Chad, I can read the words even when they are misspelled, but for the life of me, I'm having a tough time understanding what you're trying to communicate. Life hasn't been very kind to you, right?

      December 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • zenks

      Math and money are "too things"?? Is this money you don't really have making you forget this English we should all know?
      We all make mistakes...but if you make fun of people make sure you are without "word sin"!!

      December 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaimec

      two imperfections, it should be two and benefits

      December 11, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  282. Francisco White

    Seriously, anyone who is pointing the finger of blame at Obama for a flawed American government and accusing him of focusing on fame is a typical white American racist who will always find a reason to say something negative about our BLACK president. Deal with it....he's BLACK! He is also the most compassionate and reasonable leader in our history. White people defended Bush's nonsense for eight years, but Obama can't even fart without an uproar. Kill yourselves.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      technically hes half black and half white. also who cares what his skin color is? i dont understand why thats needs to be brought up all the time. its kind of a pathetic excuse to use for why some people do not like him. i believe the reason some people dont like him is because he ran on the cover of hope and change and for the most part we have seen neither. its the same old politics as usual. We are in a mountain of debt, jobless rates are though the roof and their doesnt seem to be a sense of urgency to become fiscally responsible anytime soon. and no amount of articulate words and "compassion" from our president is going to get us out of the current mess. quite frankly i am sick of all the fancy words and giant meaningless bills. until we turn back to our roots and start governing the way we have done in the past we will continue to tailspin. so just an fyi obama is not god and obama is not the devil. obama is just a typical politician who has a skill for good speeches. not much more then that.

      December 10, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynthia

      You then must be a typical black racist right? I know some folks don't like him because he's black (half-black) but those kinds of people are best ignored. Remember though, there are other reasons to like or dislike someone (especially a president) and if you assume that the only reason a white person would dislike him is his race then you are displaying the very racist mindset that you are accusing others of having.

      December 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      couldnt have said it better myself ^

      December 10, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Chad

    212 companies have opted out of ObamaCare and growing! Wait... I thought ObamaCare was a good thing... Why would all these companies and unions want out...? Because it sucks! Just like all of his other policies!

    December 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • KatR

      Insurance companies cannot opt out of HCR legislation......if they want to stay in business, that is. What they can do is opt not to participate in selling their product in the state exchanges set to begin in 2014.

      December 11, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  284. Wink

    After reading these comments I have to say that the president should be focusing on grammar instead of math and science...

    December 10, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynthia

      ROFL. That was perfect.
      You know if we spent half as much time trying to work together rather than talking trash to each other we might actually be able to accomplish something great. I wish Congress would learn this lesson. The election is over for now. Quit arguing and work!

      December 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Best comment I've read on this entire comment board. I've never seen so many illogical and illiterate people try to pass themselves off as smart and educated. It's actually kind of sickening.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sc_R

      At some point America has to start honoring the little guy again.. these tax cuts to the rich do not help the majority and when people begin to truly wake up there will be some type of revolution.. We've gotten soft even compared to the UK I'm sure everybodys seen how they reacted to the tuition hikes the other day.. you can probably blame Bush for that one too.. a deficit they're dealing with for sticking their necks in our conflicts

      December 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Paul


    Get your facts straight about tax cut for the rich. It is a proven fact that it creates recessions.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  286. A Kickin` Donkey

    I hope they bust the MYTH of the FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE Republican that is good at managing the economy, cutting the National Debt and running a budget surplus instead of a deficit.

    For 30 years every GOP candidate talks trash about this but HAS NEVER delivered. At least a Democrat has.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Chad

    You think Obama is fixing America? You better do your homework Jack! 14 TRILLION Dollar National Debt and all of his budgets have been over 1.3 Trillion in the Red! He's spent more money in 2 years than Bush did in 8 years! By the way, 12 states are pushing legislation that ALL 2012 presidential candidates PROVE and supply all birth, education records or they wont appear on the ballot!

    December 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vigla

      The debt was created BY THE BUSH TAX CUTS and the collapse of the economy under the WORST PRESIDENT EVER, BUSH!!!!! It was Hoover, now it's BUSH and there is no way you will convince people that Obama is worse than him, EVER!

      December 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ph

      Not true, get your facts straight please. Bush left most of the debt of any President to date by having these tax cuts that did nothing to add jobs and spent money on two wars. That is a economic disaster. More money ( War) out less money in (tax cuts). There is no time in history that the government handed out tax cuts while at war, except for Bush. One of the President's spending bills ( the auto bail out) is almost paid off and will make a profit, so you need to subtract that out of the deficit. It also saved a lot moref jobs then the bush tax cuts.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • veggiedude

      Bush lost jobs eight years in a row and doubled the unemployment rate from when Clinton was in office. Obama is trying to clean up the mess from an idiot loser who should have stayed in Texas.

      December 11, 2010 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Gigi

      Well Chad... I see another one of your well written statements of the trash that the 'Tea Party' likes to recycle. I was all for them in the beginning... until they apparently started mixing in something extra with their tea... Anyways, if you actually breakdown yearly spending you will see that the debt has been steadily going up for about 30 years now. While there have been times of surpluses in the budget, most of the time the debt has climbed. About 9 years ago a man named George W Bush decided that with two wars he wanted to fight (which by the way they will never end, they have declared a holy war on us – they plan on fighting for the rest of their lives) and that he also wanted to use an outdated method of sparking the economy called the trickle down effect. It didn't work. Couple that with how the banks decided to play with out future unscruplously and you have a recipe for a true disaster called our National Debt. Now it is actually a fact that while many jobs have been lost during Obama's presidency a majority happened in his first few months in office. And since it can take several months to have a policy put in place and start to work he is still getting blamed for something he had no control over. It's like blaming Bush for Katrina. He didn't make the storm happen, all he could do is control his response to it (which that is another debate).

      The part that gets me is that you have decided to judge his policies rather prematurely. It took over a decade for the meltdown to happen, it's going to take long time to fix and to believe that there is some sort of magical cure all for this situation means you are either smoking something or live in a dreamland. And actually the previous commenter that mentioned Hoover even has some of his facts wrong. He actually put several policies in place that prevented the Great Depression from being worse. And the actual causes of the depression were a result of the previous administration's policies. He did what he could to stop it but people still believe he caused the depression since it happened under his presidency.

      December 11, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  288. Mike

    Thank-you Obama for showing people that you have a normal life too.

    December 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Chad

    It was a Democrat who started the whole birth cerificate discussion and lawsuits. Phil Berg. Others followed and name one Republican who says Obama isnt a citizen Even John McCain, president Bush, Karl Rove, Bill OReilly, Sean Hannity and many others have all said they believe he's a citizen and qualified. You Liberals need to check your own camp and in-fighting. Dropping the F-Bomb when talking about Obama in closed door Democrat meetings in congress today! Pleanty of white racist Liberals in your party who want to keep the status quo and repress minorities while they live in their all white nieghborhoods...

    December 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      Just because you say something does not make it fact. Please show me your sources.

      December 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Huh Chad....maybe you need to google Tex. Rep. Leo Berman. Some of you all make me laugh with your lack of knowledge....and then you blurt it out for the world to see.

      December 12, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  290. mark

    If the president is critized for what he did then american politics is about hatred

    December 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  291. B

    The comments here only prove that Americans are retards. Therefore they should applaud Obama's focus on education...

    December 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      By far the best comment of the thread.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • zenks

      But they are retards! How can they applaud?
      Understanding of what is happening has to come first.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fortidogi

      The /b/ folks come to CNN? Oh god, I smell a takeover.

      Personally, there was one comment before now that I really do agree on– other than, you know, everyone not flaming the prez for promoting STEM. That comment was somebody's message to folks about bipartisanship– okay, so it works in the UK. Or worked– I don't know. Its not working here. We need to stop teaming up on each other and start working at a better America. It doesn't have to be one we can be proud of, yet– just one we can live in well enough to make a difference.

      So can we stop with the partisan talk– republicans AND democrats– and start working together?

      December 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  292. MAX


    December 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • jacob

      And here you talk as if your a better pick yourself. I'm going to assume you have all the answers to fix our country as you sit here and criticize him trying. Do you really think that he's not doing his best?! He's the president of the united states with unlimited resources. And as for Clinton do his job, well no shi**. That's what he hired her for. She has brains and would be stupid to pass her up

      December 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Jacob don't sweat. The right reply here is: The day of the elections in 2008, the other candidate was John Mcain. That was the best option the opposition came with.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      This....THIS...is the best that you repugnicans can come up with, criticizing Obama for making a brief showing to help try and inspire others to go out and learn about math, science, technology or anything other than your dumb @ss tv remote?!? Seriously?!? And btw, jack@ss, typing in ALL CAPS is the same as shouting and makes you look like an idiot and a fool. So shut your yap trap until you can learn to converse like a normal human being. Or is that too far above you?

      December 10, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • zenks

      You are correct. We DID pick a winner, didn't we?!

      December 10, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Coolz

    You hate Obama that much?An appearance on mythbusters is a thing to criticise? Obamas'haters many times over you seem idioctic with stuff you choose to criticise him on. I guess conversely you believe Bush had too much free time,enjoying a moment in a Florida classroom(9/11)with kids and country getting attacked? This too is an insane thought line! Let President Obama do the best job he can,if he can steal a moment to enjoy a Snicker bar let him do so.

    December 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  294. darrin

    So this is wat our stupied president do in in stead of helping his country he on tv shows and doing pie eating contest. Wow so much for a change I vote new president starting now.

    December 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • jacob

      Ohh and you just exude brilliance. You sound like a moron and spell like one too. This man is trying his best to help our country and all you guys can do is complain. Do something about then instead of running your mouths and acting like you have all the answers to fix America

      December 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohsnap

      You cannot be serious. You can't spell or write a grammatically correct sentence, yet you are trashing a man who is promoting science and math. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present yet more evidence of a 'dumbed down' America. Sheesh!

      December 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      LOL – your another Liberal clown pretending to be a pub. No one buys it!

      December 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • MLGrant

      LOL / 2 – @"Sarah" Hah! And look at you, a 'pub' (I'm assuming you think you're one?) posing as a real American!!
      Keep rockin' in the U.S. darrin, and don't let loud-mouthed, uncouth, female-impersonators like "Sarah" get to you!
      I'd take a thinking President who's a Democrat over the Republican presidential joke we had the prior 8 years!

      December 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kaonahsi

      @ Sarah
      You said, "LOL – your another Liberal clown pretending to be a pub. No one buys it!"

      Your sentence does not make sense. Your is a possessive adjective. I suppose the person you are responding to wants to take possession of another Liberal clown? Perhaps you meant to say, "That is Hilarious. You're another Liberal antagonist pretending to be a Republican?" They're, their, there.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Your illiterate tirade makes you look like a major jack@ss. If you are going to down someone who is trying to inspire children and others to get involved with science, mathematics and technology, you should at least use your spell checker and try to sound as if you aren't some backwater hick who's married to his/her sister/brother.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gigi

      Yes and during the worst attack on our country our last president was sitting in a classroom of children and did nothing.... he didn't politely excuse himself to be apart of it he just sat there with a blank look on his face. Yes. That is the type of president that we deserve! Good grief! I understand having political and ideological differences with the president, but when you get upset because he takes a bit of time to encourage children to stay in school, get interested in math and science and lead our future – there is something seriously wrong with you.

      It's classic, when he went on the View to speak with women about women's issues and did NOT go to the Boy Scout Jamboree he was criticized, but had he gone to the Jamboree he would have been criticized as well! He can't make a right step in your book which is absolutely ridiculous! You have already made up your mind that he is going to do everything wrong and therefore will never like anything he does. Well good luck with that, I hope you don't treat everyone in your life like that.

      December 11, 2010 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  295. colton

    ok for yal who think obama is doing sumthing good here, ur retarded the man just loves to b n the spot light, next u know he is goin to invite them 2 nerds to the white house for a game of basketball. this country doesnt blow our president does

    December 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • americandude

      You are a fool!

      December 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • MLGrant

      Oooohhh!!! I'm sure we're all really scared!!! Criticism from a slob who can neither spell, punctuate, nor write a complete sentence!! LOL!!!!

      December 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gigi

      Congratulations your 'well written' comment is precisely the reason why we need to be pushing for better education in all disciplines. If you can't even find the time to write an actual sentence instead of just letters and numbers then I have to say I have absolutely no respect for your opinion or thoughts. You could have typed the most profound sentence known to man and yet I would ignore it because it's not English. It is laziness.

      December 11, 2010 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
    • MythLovr

      @colton – Perhaps you should have spent more time in English as well. Texting shorthand is fine for texting but commentary, even emails, deserve the decency of grammar and not the idiocy of drawl, slang and stupid abbreviations, not to mention 'them 2 nerds'. I am beginning to agree with some of the old laws. Not landowners, but only the educated should be allowed to vote. Democrats would have a lock on the government branches for centuries to come if that were the case.

      December 11, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      The POTUS is trying to push education....something you obviously avoided.

      December 12, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Clyde

      This never-ending litiney precisely demonstrates why nothing gets done.

      December 12, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Enid Higgs

      I dont like to insult people. Please go back to school or pick up a dictionary and learn to read and write proper English. Blaming President Obama for encouraging children to have the Drive and Motivaion to excel in STEM is beyond comprehension. Your country future is at stake. (SO ALL YOU NEGATIVE PEOPLE GROW UP.

      December 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Scott

    I'm a republican and I applaud Obama, showing importance in education is critical. Sit back and smell the roses people, you can giclve credit when credit is due. Now if you want to talk healthcare that's a different subject 🙂

    December 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • tt

      *You're* not a Republican, *you're* a classic moron conservative. Nobody wants to hear you *except* the other people who think the universe began 5000 years ago.

      December 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas


      December 10, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • SureNoProb

      @SarahP__So Scott can't be a conservative because he agrees with Obama that education is important?

      SarahP you are EXACTLY what is wrong with the Republican party right now. If Obama is for it, their against it. If it helps the country move forward, that is bad for Republicans in 2012, therefore the Repubs are against doing anything that would make Obama look good.

      If Bush had been on the show instead of Obama, you would be praising him.

      December 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Dee

    Hey, haters. The president is pushing "STEM" – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It's a national initiative to get American children back on top of those disciplines as the US is slipping further behind other countries – yes, we're becoming dumber. Good for the President for taking an active role in pushing STEM. If his episode got just one child to eventually become a leader in a STEM discipline years from now, it was worth it.

    December 10, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |


    December 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  299. mon

    Lol. And Bush had time to take more vacations then any president before him while our country was waging war in the middle east.


    December 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Why people still say that Bush was on vacation more than anything else is amazing. Kind of like the idiots who say Obama was not born in the U.S. Bush's ranch house was basically another White House, just in Texas. When he was there, he was working. Not to even mention that when a president is on "vacation," he's not really on vacation. He's still working. He still does briefings.

      December 11, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  300. ncjd

    W would not have had time to go on the show. It would have taken him away from a vacation or a mountain bike ride.

    Obama will be able to get a lot more accomplished during his second term.

    December 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • NoSecondTerm

      It ain't happenin. His own party disses him for cavorting with the enemy and the Republicans will take it back.

      December 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      It's not going to happen because Latinos are not going to vote for him this time.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheTeacherThePreacher

      Don't you mean his mountain bike header? The guy was an amazing kluts, he literally couldn't stay upright He must be the only human to have ever fallen off a Segway. How mean, how does someone pass out from eating a pretzel without even choking? Can't he chew and stay conscious at the same time? And these right wing buffoons actually make fun of O's B-ball game...At least he has one.
      OK, ad hominen attack over.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joaquin

      @ Ed...I'm sorry, but i suggest you speak for yourself. I am Latino and I will be voting for Obama again....

      December 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Ed...I think you just got checked.....lol...what say you????LOL

      December 12, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Clyde

      Yeah....let's go back to the folks who made things work so well the previous 8 years.... all that good trickle-down stuff with the tax breaks for the rich early on.....just imagine what shape we would be in if THAT hadn't happened......

      December 12, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  301. Alex

    It would have been better if he had requested a new myth.

    December 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      I agree with this. While it was a decent revisit, it was technically a re-revisit, and therefor, kind of boring.

      December 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I suspect what happened is one day Obama said to his staff "I've always wanted to be on Mythbusters. Make it happen." This episode had already been filmed and happened to be in post-production when his people came calling, so then the Obama segments were filmed making it look like it was his idea, slapped onto the otherwise rather lackluster episode, voilà: instant ratings.

      December 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • SureNoProb

      @Michael–Thanks for the laugh 🙂 It's been a crappy day, and you really brightened it by posting with your comedic talents.

      December 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  302. JT

    Nice. With all the issues facing our country, our President has time to be on TV again. And, no it wasn't just the 5 minutes air-time that I mind, but the principle and the message. If the President thinks an episode of Mythbusters is the highest priority item facing our country, then the White House Executive Staff needs to be sacked... today.

    December 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chandler02

      You think that spending 5 mintues to encourage and promote MATH and SCIENCE is a bad thing? The "principle and the message" are that our country will flounder without a better standing in Math and Science. The President of the United States doesn't have the luxury of focusing on only 1 or 2 issues at a time. The BIG PICTURE must be kept in mind at all times, and encouraging youth to get involved with Math and Science is a GREAT thing for our country long term. People just love having something to complain about!

      December 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |


      December 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • mkjp

      oh yes, how DARE he promote math and science education. Blasphemy! All anyone needs to know how to do is hunt wolves from a plane, right?

      December 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Wait.. if this was Bush he would not have had time to film this because he would have been ON VACATION in Camp David or in his ranch in Texas... soooo... what is wrong with President Obama trying to get some interest going on math an science? It sure is better use of 5 presidential minutes than say... chopping wood in Texas.

      December 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • surtur

      obviusly we dont want the president to promote math and science....

      if we teach kids science how are they going to believe in God........we cant do that...blasphemy is what I say.......

      the conservative pious hate anything that is related to facts.....myths and fairies work best for them

      December 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • SCDad

      Who needs science right? We gots religion. Let's teach kids that the Earth is only a few thousand years old, that an old man once put two of every species (millions of critters) on a single boat, and that two naked people wandering in the woods (Adam and Eve) populated the entire planet, including all the different races. Moron

      December 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      He also raises his kids and watches TV every once in a while :O OMG!!!!!!! But the country!!!!!!!! Seriously...it's not like he decided to not do something important to do a minor cable TV show. Get a clue.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • zenks

      Great President....trying to do well in an upside down country.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Molly

      America is low on the list in succeeding in math and science. Do you know teachers get better pay if they study mathematics or science and then go into schools and teach? BECAUSE WE NEED IT. We're falling behind, stop coming up with stupid ideas to put the president down.

      No president is perfect, I don't expect you to drool over Obama. Have some respect, an obivious majority of your fellow citizens voted for him. He's trying his best. At least he's using multimedia resources to attempt to grab our future generations attention. Kids should become interested in science and math. Work hard. So we can be leaders. But right now, our students are lacking 21st centurry skills that we are going to need.

      December 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      If you weren't so busy watching Glenn Beck and buying into Republican pandering of morons and loonies, you'd realize that our country is quickly falling behind in all aspects of education–math, science, and reading. This means we will fall behind in innovation, something that has driven ALL aspects of this country and made us the great country we are today. For all of the talk Republitards do about missing what America used to be, it surprises me that they are so against an intelligent president trying to encourage our young people to be more interested in ad excited about science, and ultimately the future of our country. Maybe you should stick to your Sarah Palin's Alaska re-runs.

      December 11, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin James

      Yes, because it is entirely impossible for someone to focus on and possibly do, two things at one time....
      Are you serious? Please go back and read what you wrote and try not to laugh. I sure did!

      December 11, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Chaz

      I agree...and look at all the CNN sheep just chewing this post apart below (somehow believing this off-beat segment with a rockstar-like president is going to send the kids running to the labs and text books).

      And people say Fox News fans are blind followers...I love visiting the CNN comments just to see how much both sides are alike...

      December 11, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Andagain

      JT – I agree. And it isn't just 5 minutes of air time...it probably took all day to get 5 "good" minutes!

      December 11, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • George W

      who the hell is Archi, Archi.......Archimedes?

      December 11, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Clyde

      If the guy walked on water and healed all of the ill people in the world, they'd still want to crucify him for not fixing their cars.

      December 11, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      JT your critique of your country's President spending a few minutes to pump up science is just what has been wrong with it lo these many years. Me thinkst you're a bit of a moron.

      December 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peetz

      @chaz.....wow!.....You are soo smart!

      December 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Run4DaHills

      Well, it's not like Obama was just sitting around reading stories to school children while planes were being flown into The Twin Towers. That must have been another President having some priorities out of order. Figureheads have to be seen doing many things that demonstrate the importance of health, education and tradition, etc. All of these things together make up the mesh of American Society and as a whole, is as important a priority as any of the top ten.
      When a leader makes special appearances, attends a meeting, entertains foreign Diplomats, goes to a funeral, and so forth, the country does not come to a screeching halt. In fact, you can be quite certain, there is an army of people working 24/7 on, well , pretty much EVERYTHING. The notion that high priority issues get put on the back burner whenever The President is, basically, making a Public Service Announcement, is silly.

      December 12, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Some of you all need to get a life....because you have ran out of valid things to be critical off.

      December 12, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
    • bella

      "If the President thinks an episode of Mythbusters is the highest priority item facing our country, then the White House Executive Staff needs to be sacked... today." Did u hear the president say it was the highest priority??? If being that ignorant helps you sleep at night...

      December 13, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Jktharippa

      Yes JT, because the President can only tackle "the highest priority item facing our country" and nothing else right? And when he's done or is in the middle of taking on "the highest priority item facing our country" he should just what.... ignore all of the other problems (like education which America is failing at) that are huge, but maybe not as huge as "the highest priority item facing our country." I know you must be used to a President who can only do one thing at a time (war) and this whol multi-tasking thing is a shock to your system, but try to keep up.
      You've got serious tunnel vision bro. Take the blinders off. Look at the big picture. He did this to stimulate education in the country for our children through a popular educational science program (did I really have to say it out loud? I thought that was obvious).

      December 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  303. craig

    One of these days y'all will figure out it is congress and special interests that run this country, not the President. He is just a figurehead.

    December 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Very true. Glad someone gets it.

      December 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred

      Very true, too many think the president actually has control, it's a mask. Don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain...

      December 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • stacie

      True but he's one figurehead we could do without.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Very true. I believe Obama has genuine and honest intentions, but Congress and the Senate are calling the shots...influenced by corporate america and out for the almighty dollar. At the current rate, we will end up mirroring a tyrannical socialist society...the country will be owned and operated by a fraction of wealthy people (which it already is), and we, the common population, will be fighting for our lives as the cost of basic needs grows exponentially beyond the growth of our standard income.

      December 11, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • 2+2=5

      Can say that again.

      December 11, 2010 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Paladin

      AIPAC is the most powerful lobby, go figure ...

      December 11, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Khan

      "the country will be owned and operated by a fraction of wealthy people"
      Also known as an oligarchy. Self-interest, unaccountability and complacency run this country.

      December 11, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Terry

      The president doesn't have absolute power anymore. Anybody with half a brain can figure that out, so blaming a president for everything, and yes Bush included(they could have voted everything he wanted down but didn't) is just plain stupid.

      December 11, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      Yeehaw Craig. Y'all talks stupid though

      December 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • trainwreck

      when is glenn beck going to be on there to show that 2+2=5

      December 12, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Faux Palins

    That's my man.

    December 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Derek

    If you actually watched the episode, Obama was promoting science interest in young kids of the future. The episode used school children to help bust the myth. Obama was on air for no more than five minutes. I'm sure it didn't use up a lot of his time.

    December 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • kolorblindd

      qft, bro. best post on this thread. props to you.

      December 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • atapcreations

      @ James: You're outnumbered here. The Big O is awesome. All those wanting to tear him down just need to get a life.

      December 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      We love you, Obama!

      December 10, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • MCO39

      It's mind boggling that in 21st century America we cannot duplicate something that a solitary genius was able to do in the 3rd century B.C.!!

      First of all, Archimedes used parabolic mirrors, not flat mirrors. This makes all the difference in the world. A parabolic mirror will focus the entire energy of the solar reflection onto a single point. All radio telescopes and large antennas (the kind that are used to communicate with space probes etc..) are based on this principle discovered by Archimedes. The people at Mythbusters have now done the experiment twice and each time it's been done wrong!!

      Second, the intensity of the sun is much greater in the Mediterranean than in San Francisco. When a similar experiment was done in Greece in the 1970's the ship burst into flames almost immediately.

      It's no wonder that President Obama wants to inspire young people to pursue science and mathematics, because if Mythbusters is any indication, we are in big trouble.

      December 11, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
    • MCO39

      This is not a myth...It's mind boggling that in 21st century America we cannot duplicate something that a solitary genius was able to do in the 3rd century B.C.!!

      First of all, Archimedes used parabolic mirrors, not flat mirrors. This makes all the difference in the world. A parabolic mirror will focus the entire energy of the solar reflection onto a single point. All radio telescopes and large antennas (the kind that are used to communicate with space probes etc..) are based on this principle discovered by Archimedes. The people at Mythbusters have now done the experiment twice and each time it's been done wrong!!

      Second, the intensity of the sun is much greater in the Mediterranean than in San Francisco. When a similar experiment was done in Greece in the 1970's the ship burst into flames almost immediately.

      It's no wonder that President Obama wants to inspire young people to pursue science and mathematics, because if Mythbusters is any indication, we are in big trouble.

      December 11, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Chaz

      Not a a bad episode, it was well excecuted...but where else than on the CNN (or MSNBC) stories do you see such unabashed love for Obama? And people say Fox News junkies follow blindly...

      He didn't add to the episode much either, only as a ploy to up ratings for a show that has well-deserved to pull in 2 million for a week.

      December 11, 2010 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Bri

      Well Oboimber was promoting the weaponization of science to be correct here.

      December 11, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury

      Can Obama recruit enough school children with mirrors to do this to steel?


      December 11, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      MCO39, do you have a link to the experiment you mentioned in Greece? The myth busters did indeed use flat mirrors but angled them such that the overall effect would be a parabolic mirror.

      December 11, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • American Revolutionary

      MCO39 couldn't be more wrong if he tried to be! He says Americans can't "duplicate this system", then explains that it is used by radio telescopes and space probes. Guess who is #1 at those? China can't even pull off a space program in 2010 with a cheat sheet (boatloads of our technology they've been given or acquired). We were doing that in the 1960s! Don't think we don't know this, we do! Don't bother replying, I know you're a Chinese trying to make America look bad. But you're only making yourself look foolish! Go build yourself a high speed train so you can pretend to be Westernized while your countryside is filled with poverty!

      December 11, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • MCO39

      Bob, the idea is to angle a series of parabolic mirrors rather than a series of flat mirrors. This allows you to take advantage of the full intensity of each mirror. A similar concept is used in the VLA:


      Unfortunately I do not have a link to the 1970's experiment but it was reported in the popular media at the time so you should be able to look it up at a local library.

      December 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don Ameche

      You folks should all read all these comments..............If any of u had any sense, you would get off the Dem vs Repub vs Moron Majority soap boxes and realize that we shouldn't all be on different teams.............

      There needs to be a common overall goal that works for the legal masses in the US. Not large lobbying efforts (Dem, Repub, Moron Majority, Tea Party,etc.) that are trying to benefit interests other than what the folks that elected them really want.....................

      I say exterminate all the idiots.......................

      December 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      You know they didn't even watch the segment. They just need ammunition for their bytch box.

      December 12, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • WK

      1970s Greek experiment described in Time Magazine:


      December 12, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Alydira

      only 2 million? shows get canceled for having more people then that tuning in.

      December 12, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • lance

      the myth that needs busted is the fake acting like a president of this country.

      December 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Neal

      I actually didn't see the program. Thanks for informing me. I think Obama is an awesome guy who's doing a great job as president. I wish all the negativity in this country would stop.

      December 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenny Cather

      I think the President being on a science TV show to promote science is a good thing no matter who's in office, Republican or Democrat. I remember President Regan doing something similar when I was younger (appearing on an educational type program to promote learning) and it inspired me.

      December 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • William Stodgel

      Well darn it, now the only show I can watch without fear of Obama popping up is Dog the bounty hunter.
      Leeland, get him leeland. Go young blood go!!!

      December 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      MCO39, parabolic mirrors only focus light at one distance. So the enemy fleet would have to sit at the right distance. Archimedes did not have access to modern day mirrors so he would need a lot more reflectors to make it work then we would.

      December 13, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |

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