Only 843 pounds of moon rocks exist on Earth, according to NASA.
Now, 30 years after it went missing, one of those precious rocks has been found among memorabilia belonging to former President Bill Clinton.
A worker found it Wednesday morning, quite by accident, inside one of thousands of nondescript boxes in an Arkansas library.
"It's a bit of a mystery solved," said Bobby Roberts of Little Rock's Central Arkansas Library System. "It's kind of like, 'where'd I leave my wallet?' "
The moon rock is one of 50 so-called Goodwill Moon Rocks brought back aboard Apollo 17 and presented to each of the states. They're unique because they're among the only NASA moon rocks ever given as gifts, says NASA's Louis Parker.
Another 50 rocks from the first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11, were also given to the states. One of those is now on display at the Arkansas Museum of Discovery, Roberts said.
A worker cataloging materials from the Clinton governorship was in the middle of going through nearly 2,000 boxes of archived documents when he stumbled upon the priceless artifact.
"He didn't know what it was until he opened the box, because the catalog for the box listed the contents as a plaque. But it made no mention of the moon rock," Roberts said with a laugh.
It's about as "big as the end of your thumb."
Roberts said it was presented to the state in 1976, when Clinton's predecessor David Pryor was governor. Clinton won his gubernatorial election in 1978.
"We're always interested when one of these comes along," said Parker, who recalled that Colorado Gov. John Vanderhoof actually brought one of the moon rocks home with him. Vanderhoof later returned it to the state.
Clinton's staff has been informed, and Roberts said they were "very excited" to hear the news.
No word on how the rock ended up among the Clinton memorabilia.
"It just got packed up, and it's just been sitting there," said Roberts.
Now, the rock is stored in a library safe, Roberts said. "But it needs to be in a museum."
CNN's Chandler Friedman contributed to this report.
Did anybody clean to doorknobs when Clinton left?
What does "clean to doorknobs" mean? Clean the doors all the way up to the doorknobs?
bILL cLINTON THINKS HE ACTUALLY VISITED THE MOON! WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?
Al Gore invented the Moon.
cuz when the state got it in 1976 bill clinton was sitting at home trying to think up what to do about the rock 2 years later when he would run for governor.....
too many morons walk this planet
The Apollo 1 fire was Bush's fault.
He was in Houston at the time, and he was in the air force. It is quite possible with his political affiliations he was present close to the rocket, so yeah, it is a good possibility. Just his presence alone drops the IQ in any building he walks into.
Fox news just tied it to Obama
HeyZeus – could have been based on his supposedly "low pilot aptitude test scores" and preopensity to that maybe he thought he was shooting at an NVA SAM site... 🙂
...propensity to imbibe...
come on, he never inhaled either. he left the cigar smokin to monnica
Was Monica smokin'? I thought she was pretty average.
This rock should have been on display to the public DAY 1
Calm down. Mistakes happen. You think if someone really wanted to hide it from the public they would leave it in a cardboard box?
There was already one on display from the first landing. Did *you* go see it?
Moon Maid has the moon rock?
Well I guess it was just one of those other things the Clintons stole from the WH.
Please read the article. This was from Arkansas when he was governor. But thank you for being a knee-jerk idiot.
I think he was joking, but thanks for being a textbook demonstration of just another knee-jerk, reactionary, oversensitive liberal ass who can't handle criticism. It is a well-known fact that the Clinton administration cronies left areas of the White House a disgraceful mess after their boy lost. It's in the past, deal.
Actually, the Clintons didn't leave the WH a mess–that's an urban legend that was started by the Bush admin.
Hmm. Clinton leaves the WH a mess.. Bush left the world a mess... hmmm.. Yeah I opt for the WH being messy.
"JimboJones – I think he was joking, but thanks for being a textbook demonstration of just another knee-jerk, reactionary, oversensitive liberal ass who can't handle criticism."
Thanks for a textbook demostration of a knee-jerk reactionary conservative who has to respond to 'liberal' postings with rants.
JimboJones, it seems you're a knee-jerk believer of right-wing urban legends. And I don't think the OP was joking. I also don't think the OP read the article very carefully.
Did you read the article?
..ok..lets see if the repugnicans spend ANOTHER $25 million dollars to sling mud at Clinton and find no wrong doing – Monica doesnt count, private issues between adults is private...
"Light Years strives to tell the stories of science research, discovery, space and education."
Take your political crap elsewhere. This is a science blog.
I agree. There is no place for political grandstanding on this site.
PS – I was touring the Clinton Library and that rock must have fallen out of my head when I bent over.
Sincerely Nancy P.
It was HELD by someone in the political office moron!
Peddle your goods elsewhere. No one wants to listen to this kind of junk. It's about a missing moon rock fool
Not when it is done in the Oval Office then lied about to the American people.
I call Bullshit! It's alright to order an illegal war for Oil and to up your stock holdings and say nothing? It is alright to sign documents that violate every known human civility treaty ever written ordering the torture of people at secret camps? But the ONLY thing you want to find fault with is a president getting a hummer in a cloak room??? How screwed are YOUR priorities?
Really? Lying under oath is O.K? Oh what about giving top secret documents to China in exchange for political contributions? Then there is that pesky document hiding scandal. But hey your golden boy can do no wrong except oh that right starting the housing crises in the form that he wanted EVERYONE to own a home back in 1992. If you stop speaking now and read well you might lean something.
Really? So when he lied to the investigators and he was impeached, that was fine because he was cheating on his wife with an intern? Sorry but I would prefer the man the world sees as representing my country be either able to keep it in his pants or keep it out of the news. Bill did neither.
And before the ignorant get involved he was impeached, he was not removed from office. There is a difference, learn about your government.
I can tell you how he got it. He took it. Bill & Hillary were notorious for simply taking what they wanted. Does anyone remember they were forced to return furniture to the White House that they decided to take when they left? They crack me up!
If he took it why was it still in the Ark. LIbrary in some non discript boxes? Keep trying, I am sure you may get someone to believe you.
Shows just how arrogant he was, steals a national treasure then tosses it in a box. Way to inspire a nation.
Yes, he wanted it so badly that he stole it and hid it in a forgotten box for 30 years. Case solved, Sherlock.
Don't forget to add, he wanted it so bad ... AND LEFT IT IN ANOTHER STATE! Gawd, yeah, finally the repubs have something 'worse' than two illegal wars, 500 of our kids killed, 400 million illegally earned in stocks, and multiple transgressions from the Bush years... They latch on to a moon rock crisis... Wow, sort of tells something about the Republican mentality.
sorry 5000 of our kids...
A popular myth among people who read no deeper than the talking points. The White House keeps a list of government property. During Clinton's eight years in office, he accepted gifts from several donors (this is true of all presidents, so calm down). The White House curator didn't enter some of these gifts onto the list of government property. These were the items the Clintons took with them as they left, assuming that if they weren't on the government list, they were free to do so. Even if was a poor decision, you can see why they made it. I mean, you can see why they made it if you look at the issue objectively, and not through your patented Rush Limbaugh Urine-colored Sunglasses.
Don't defend Clinton to me. It makes you sound almost as amoral and just plain sleezy as he is. For the record, I'm a Democrat, but I have standards I hold my elected officials to, and Clinton fell very short of them on several levels. Save your pithy remarks for the people in your orbit who aren't intelligent enough to see you for the giant overblown windbag you so obviously are. I'll bet your just as much of a lying hypocrite in your life as he is in his. Anyone who could be such a rabid fan of a man with such huge character flaws would have to be.
"jaintn – Don't defend Clinton to me. It makes you sound almost as amoral and just plain sleezy as he is."
pointing out a possible falsehood in a story is hardly defending the guy.
all The comments all start with "by the way I am but" we all know damn well they are not from
I'll bet Rush told you that.
at first look, i thought it was the combined brain tissue of bill, billary, and bill's adminstration. i see that the size of it is as big as the end of your thumb, so my first reaction was grossly exagerated.
That was an unnecessary & derogatory remark that in no way added to this forum.
Hold off of the snide remarks, next time.
Yeah, that surplus and economic prosperity sure did suck.
Wow, so someone handed it to the Governor and neglected to write that down? Sounds like he just shoved it in a drawer and waited for someone to ask for it back.
No conspiracy – it was likely on a desk in some room in the Governor's mansion that got packed up by a moving company 25 years ago. Do you idiots honestly believe that someone could fence a moon rock? Sheez. Clinton was a fr better and smarter leader than any of the GOP dolts running in the next election. He just had a libido issue, and questionable taste in women.
Hmmm- rumor has it that the rock was stashed somewhere on Monica's person....
Maybe it was a kidney stone he intended to give to Monica as a symbol of their relationship....
I'll bet all the astronauts who visited the moon kept a few to give to their families and friends. I would. I knew Pete Conrad's sister Patty and she had an American flag that was flown on the moon. Very cool.
Barney Fiife would call him a kleptominerac.
Bill Clinton reply would most likely be:..........uuh.....I don't recall.
Well no, bob, that would be Ronald Reagan's response.
That doesn't even begin to be funny.
GMC, no, I find it effin hilarious! Love him or hate him, Reagan definitely was well into his twilight years as President... He had a history of being memory challenged.
And in typical Clinton fashion, his staff is excited to hear the news! No word on how it got there. It was under his administration that Americans started getting stupid as moon rocks and lazy.
The fat man is calling others lazy
Hmmm.. Iran Contra .. Moon Rock missing ... Training Osama Bin Laden.. Moon Rock Missing. Yeah, I am preferring a missing moon rock about now.
At least there aren't finger holes drilled into it. Either that or he used it for duck pin.
He probably promised Monica the Moon.............. LOL
No wonder they had a hard time finding it, when they first had to go through the dozens of boxes of Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler magazines in Clinton's collection!
Thats nothing compaired to the 44 boxes of Monica smex VHS tapes that Clinton kept there as well... Ahh.. Who are we kidding. He was the best president we've hade in a few decades! Wish I could vote him back in office. For all the extra curricular activities he played at his accomplishments warrent merrit.
Bill Clinton 2012
Speak for yourself.
thats2bad; And just What did Bush do for the country?
Too bad it wasn't larger it would have been a great weight for those missing FBI files!!!
And the Secret Files too.
"Moon rock found among bill clinton's stuff" Really? That's the headline you're going with for this story when it's about a gift of rock in a box at a library? The title suggests Clinton stole the rock....in a world where people just glance headlines and draw conclusions from there.... I'll take that as being a politically motivated title as well as just irritating to be suckered in to reading a non-story. Pathetic.
It WAS found among Clinton's stuff after all.
They didn't find it in his bag at JFK dude. They found it in official Governor's boxes at the state library... Try as you might, there is no smoking gun here. Unlike the times when the bush twins used their SS detail to hide their boozing/coke snorting addictions.
YUP. CNN on a good day...yup...
He did take it. Why is it not in a State museum?
Bob, it was the former Gov's who had it too, chances are passed down and when Clinton moved on they boxed everything and when i say "they" i mean a bunch of interns who most likely did not have a clue. But keep fishing, I am sure you can make up with something to blame him for.
It has been in the museum for thirty years but just sitting unknown in storage.
Wake up Patrick. Bill & Hillary were forced to return furniture they stole from the White House when they left so stealing a small moon rock is nothing. They're both brilliant accomplished people, but they also seem to have a huge feeling of entitlement. Bill has behaved like a dog his entire marriage. Lying, sneaking around, cheating, etc. Both of them have been accused in the past of some pretty shady dealings. Why would you think stealing a moon rock would be out of character?
That is a myth that was debunked a long time ago, which you would know if you listened to anything but fox news
Throwing some stones? Guilty as "implied"?
@ Sari. Amazing how the Clintonistas are having a fit at the very thought of someone thinking he would do ANYTHING wrong. Like I said, the guy is brilliant, but his lack of moral character is legendary. Nothing has been debunked as far as Clinton is concerned. The fact that you seem to adore him no matter what he did or does says a lot about your character as well, or the lack thereof. I'm a Dem and I didn't vote for him in either election for that very reason. I don't care how intelligent someone is, if they are a lying, cheating scum bag in their personal life, I don't want them representing me or my Country.
Then why do you vote for anyone, because all politicans lie.
I dunno why, but I just had a flashback to Hill's missing files suddenly appearing on the coffee table outside her room at the White House. I'd forgotton all about that deal.
meteorite rocks are all over the earth.....and all probably came from light years away in space. Nothing special about a pile of moon rocks.
You make a reasonable point to some extent. However, the government in general is again showing incompetence. Every ounce of this sample cost a vast amount of money. They should not have brought back so much if they had no better use for it. It also could have been auctioned for maybe a million $. Unlike meteorites, it has not been burned mostly away in the atmosphere. It was totally irresponsible to embed it in plastic. I am certain that lots of small laboratories would have liked it for free and it may have inspired or contributed to progress.
I don't want to know where that moon rock has been.....
It probably has Monica Lewinsky's DNA on it.
How did Ken Starr miss this??????
You see? Aaaallllll a big misunderstanding. It was a "mystery solved"! Isn't that funny? Whoops! Did I file that away in a box labeled "plaque"? My intern most likely did that...
Here is a tip for the collectors. Let them enjoy the sunshine on a regular basis.
Bill wasn't concerned about this moon junk, he had other rocks to get off.
Hahahaha! Good one.
what else did he steal ?
He signed an autograph for me and walked off with my pen. It was a nice pen too, one of those with the naked lady in the snowy water.
Not sure why but I've been laughing for 10 minutes on this one.
Thanks for making me spit hot coffee out my nose...thanks.LMAO.....
When he left office, his movers stole priceless artifacts and artwork from the walls of the White House. Do you remember the Photoshopped image of the large caravan of Afganistan people leaving the White House with everything strapped to a flatbed pickup truck? Well as it happens Clinton had to return many of the historic items that were not his property. Things such as one of the kind portraits of presidents, silver, crystal, and other historic items. HIlliary blamed a botched moving list as the reason. But the White House did not get its stolen china back. HIlliary kept those items and said most first ladies took the china. So now there is an inventory done and the Secret Service posts a guard on the pantry so it cannot be taken in the move. So when Clinton left we had to buy new china for the White House to the tune of $25,000.
Like there's not about 40-50 other sets of china already in the White House inventory....
I'm sure you could find stuff like this about EVERY President who has moved out of the White House if that's your goal in life.
If I remember correctly, Bush pretty well cleaned out Air Force One when he left.
If you actually read the article you will find that the moon rock in question was packed up with other things when Clinton left the governor's office in Arkansas BEFORE he was in the White House and that it has been in storage in a museum in Arkansas for thirty years.
And here's a thought for all the Monica jokesters–that also means that the only way Monica would have had contact with that rock would have been if she had made a trip to rummage around through thousands of boxes in an Arkansas museum she probably didn't even know existed. DUH
Hey Thinks2010, Me thinks you think to much!
Thinks is just sick of seeing people make stupid jokes that make no sense. I have to agree...
Bush cleaned out alot more than Air Force One...
Bush cleaned out alot more than Air Force One...
Yes- and we're still looking for those WMD's
Wow, just wait until Obama's wife leaves the white house ......... it will be left stripped and burning.
And she will be leaving SOON...
The level of intelligence just dropped 20 points just from your comment.
I'm in the military and have moved with 4 times. I think each time we've ended up with something that should have stayed with the house we were moving out of. Even after trying multiple strategies to mark things that we don't want the movers to touch. So a botched moving list is a very easy thing to happen.
I hear you there, my movers packed the keys to the house I was selling and empty pop cans. Movers just pack, they don't think!
Rick, that's an urban legend started by Limpbaugh or one of those radio loons. Never happened; you've been played.
Yeah, and when your pals GW and Cheney left, the whole country was looted.
They used false pretexts to wage war and make sure their cronies made billions on the backs of our men & women in uniform.
Shame on you guys!
It was Hillary. She put it away. Bill never found it again, history was made.
I have moon rocks for sale but you have to pick 'em up (on the moon).
what if clinton had something else important? lol
got his moon rocks off ?!?!
Yup, it was O'll Billy boy. He used the Moonball as a spare BenWaw for Monica after she "whetted" his cigar with that special tuna perfume she wore just for him. Hillary snagged the other one, because Billy hid both of hers to snark her for not getting á˜n˜áˇl with him.
Yup, it was O'll Bill. He used the Moon ball as a spare Ben Waw for Monica. Hillary had the other one, because Billy hid both of hers to snark her for not getting á˜n˜áˇl with him.
i can't imagine smelling anything worse than monica lewinsky's couch.
If I were the one that found the moon rock it would still be missing. 🙂
Does anyone doubt that we ever went to the Moon?
no one doubts that we went to the moon. you're either smart enough to know we did, or too dumb to know how to doubt things.
I actually met a guy who truly believes there was never a moon landing. He buys in the whole Capricorn theory. When I first heard his say this, I thought it was a joke. The more he spoke, I realized he was the joke.
I doubt we went to the moon. I see no proof we did...never been back. All the technology we have today you would think we would go all the time. it was a necessary ploy back then to have the US look superior...sorry for all of those who believe it. Our gov't is not above lying to its own people.
So, your rationale for believing we never went to the moon is that we stopped? What are you, two years old? The moment you don't see something right in front of you, it ceases to exist? We went several times. According to your logic, if we went a hundred times and then stopped, there would "be no proof we went."
We stopped for the same reason we ended the shuttle program. The benefits were less than the costs. I suppose now that the shuttle program is over, you think there never was one?
Yes finally someone thinks what I think. I believe it's been a scam from the start. It was to show the Russians up and to bilk the American people out of billions of dollars.
It was in the bottom drawer, next to the lost nuclear launch codes... but save your criticism, because nothing ever gets pinned on Bill Clinton – he is too slick.
Another Fox News groupie strikes!
Well, he's a proven liar...not much of a stretch that he might be a thief too!
Duh. Anyone else remember how the Clintons gutted the White House – trying to steal anything that wasn't nailed down? Trailer trash – through and through. Clearly he needs to be prosecuted for grand larceny. Obviously he won't be because he's part of the privileged limousine liberal class.
Actually, it was the Republican run congress that did a good job working with the President, though the whole make sure everyone was loaned money (no matter ability to repay) was a BAD idea.
They didn't gut the White House, that was Republican baloney at the time. They also tried to say that they changed all the keyboard letters on computers, disproved. Recheck you facts. One such site is http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1689
Tell us Mel...how did the Moon Rock get there if Clinton didn't steal it?
Judy–Some staffer probably just packed it up with all the other stuff. You don't think Clinton, the then departing governor, packed up his office do you. Take off your foil cap and use a little sense when thinking about things. Don't you think that if he had taken it for himself he would have put it somewhere where he could enjoy it instead of in a box destined to sit in museum storage in Arkasas for thirty years. Really, think it through before spewing some knee-jerk righty criticism.
To Thinks2010 – I just retired from a company I worked for over 10 years. I did not pack up my own office. Who would be responsible if a piece of company property ended up in a box in my home?
I bet you have no idea who Soros is and how he controls Obama and the Clintons and most of the liberals in Washington. Yes, I am a conservative and proud of it.
Judy–There's noting wrong with being a conservative, but I do think the tendency of many on the right to make unfounded, poorly thought out statements like your initial post deserves criticism. I used to be a conservative and many of my friends and family are conservatives and are people I love and respect even though I disagree with their politics. One of the many things I appreciate about them is that their conservatism is well thought out and they do not engage in shallow cheap shots but offer well thought out critiques instead,
@Judy, you ask "who would be responsible if a piece of company property ended up in a box in my home?" Answer: the movers. The scenario you described is not larceny if there's no intent.
No one 'remembers' that except Faux News, sonny.. You've been played, and Rush thanks you.
George Bush says you are incorrect
That rock is from the moon? I thought it was from....... URANUS!
It must have been caught on that blue dress.
You Americans are all the same. Mention the name of one President and the subject of a found moon rock is swept under the carpet in favor of your petty differences. It's no wonder why the barbarians are at the gate of this Roman Empire.
scifiradioguy, it's comments like yours that make me THANKFUL that I'm an American and not wherever you are from.
he's from where they don't end their sentences with a preposition.
jealous much ?
Let them barbarian sobs in cuz we are armed to the teeth and ready for em, yeah baby.
Bill Clinton is a criminal in every sense of the word.
Sorry you are Ill. Get better soon.
The Clintons took a lot of things from the Whitehouse when leaving. Hard to believe. They better inventory before the Obamas leave or there will be nothing left.
Okay, maybe the gov can buy all of it back in a yard sell.
Dude, read the article. It was found in abandoned boxes from his time as GOVERNOR in ARKANSAS! Not the White House. And if he was trying to slip away with it, don't you think it would be in his possession, not in a box he hasn't seen for 30 years. This was obviously not a case of theft, its a case of mishandling.
Okay, I did not say they took it. I repeated a media comment about the Clintons when the media was still reporting the news before they became the Obama ad agency..
"Mishandling"??? Are you kidding? I don't think a company would call It "mishandling" if a piece of company property ended up in a box in my garage after I retired.
You sorry Republican ass is showing dude.
that seems kind of racist
I guess it slipped your notice that it was in abandoned box of things from when he was Governor of Arkansas, not president...?
So his thieving started when he was Governor.
haha..it did start a long time ago. that couple carted that rock, which slipped into a box (heavier gravity?), all the way from arkansas to DC and back to arkansas.
Does it matter if he was Gov. or Pres. when he stole it? Stealing is stealing...period.
They should bolt down the white house furniture like in hotels.
raceism, alive and well in america.
Fox News made up the stories about them taking things, they later recanted.Check http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1689
During the White House transition in January, one story proved irresistible to many conservative pundits: Departing Clinton staffers had gone on a wild rampage and "trashed" or "vandalized" the White House, even looting Air Force One. Allegations of the Clinton aides' reckless destruction of public property swept through the media. For some, the story symbolized the difference between a morally compromised Clinton presidency and a more dignified, honorable Bush administration.
An official government investigation, however, reveals one major problem with these stories: They apparently never happened. According to statements from the General Services Administration that were reported on May 17, little if anything out of the ordinary occurred during the transition, and "the condition of the real property was consistent with what we would expect to encounter when tenants vacate office space after an extended occupancy."
Ironically, the investigation came in response to a request from Rep. Bob Barr (R.-Ga.), and many conservatives who had assumed that the wild rumors would be confirmed by an official inquiry. That wasn't the case. (The "looting" of Air Force One had also been denied months ago by officials at Andrews Air Force base–Kansas City Star, 2/9/01.)
Fox's Edge With Paula Zahn (5/18/01) covered the GSA investigation, though no mention was made concerning Fox's role in the story. The same was true for Special Report With Brit Hume, which aired a brief report on the GSA's findings (5/18/01). Guest anchor Tony Snow could not have been less specific in his opening comments: "Remember those accusations in the media that outgoing Clinton administration staffers trashed the White House when they left? Well, now the General Services Administration says the stories weren't true."
well put. thank you
Right...except he stole the "Moon Rock".
It's hard to believe because it isn't true. You gops care nothing for facts in the service of your Party.
In the future when we are mining the moon....people then will laugh at our obsession with worthless dirt.
That isn't true – because if it wasn't for those first trips to the moon – no one in the future would be living there. They will always be valuable – because they are rocks that were carried back by the FIRST people to ever walk on the moon.
Because Obama killed the space program, that will be more than a lifetime away...
You Republican twit. George Bush screwed over NASA not Obama. Check your facts or do they get in the way of what you want to believe?
Who said he was a republican... I say both parties are a bunch of lying and stealing crooks. The bi-partisan system doesn't work... anyways, I am inclined to believe that The storage of this artifact was unintentional. I think its cool that they found it.
john: "You Republican twit. George Bush screwed over NASA not Obama. Check your facts or do they get in the way of what you want to believe?"
Why are you so angry? Because your god Obama did something that even you can't deny was wrong?
He defunded NASA. Get over it.
Some of you conservatives are really, really dumb... even a good thrashing in the pools won't cure y'all.
Liar – Check
Cheat – Check
Thief – CHECK
Great president – check
Terrible President – Check
Surplus – check.
Great President?!?! Did you forget about the BJ in the Oval Office? Wake Up! The Clintons are low life white trash. I'm white so don't call me a raciest.
Rod C. Venger Jealous = Check!
He was a convicted liar – check.
Them Clinton's will steal anything not nailed down.
"Them Clintons?" Really? Perhaps if you are going to criticize someone of Bill Clinton's stature, you should enlist the help of proper grammar. Bill and Hillary Clinton are two of the most influential and genuinely humanitarian individuals that the United States government has seen.
that doesn't necessarily make them good people, right?
But Billy was a bit more of a humanitarian to Moo-nica.
"Them Clintons" are low life white trash...wake up people.
America was rich when they left office. Where's the money today? Spent by Cheney. And yet you obsess about the fact that Bill once had sex . . . . I bet you wish you could have sex.
Nice. Who cares about Lewinsky? Kennedy had Monroe. Sure Lewinsky is no Monroe but whatever. I wish we had Clinton, those were the good old days. Hands down our best president since FDR. 50 years from now historians will be hailing him as one of the greats.
Really? He taxed you and then kept your money. Normally, politicians either tax and spend or tax and over spend. Clinton took your money and just kept it. Sorta like this moon rock, which preceded his governorship in Arkansas. Funny that, but there's a common theme here. Clinton takes what doesn't belong to him and then keeps it.
Yeah, it was a real pain having a balanced federal budget.
It's a rock, get over it.
clinton was the first president to balance the budget since jefferson, so he wins, all repatards fail.
Best president since FDR isn't saying much since FDR was among our worst ever presidents.
Oh please enlighten us on how FDR was "among our worst ever presidents". This oughta be good ... wait, lemme get my popcorn. Okay ... go ...
marty: "Oh please enlighten us on how FDR was "among our worst ever presidents". This oughta be good ... wait, lemme get my popcorn. Okay ... go ..."
Durrrr... court packing, overstepping the Constitution's limits on Federal power, obliterating the commerce clause, and having no effect on the economy until WWII necessitated manufacturing.
And staying in Office for what would have been 16 years. Too bad he died during his 4th term. We could have had a regular Hugo Chavez.
He's right! Why do you think they made term limits? Check facts about FDR and you will agree!
Sure, right after they place GW into the Hall of Fame of US Presidents. Yeah, keep drinking. Sweet, isn't it.
How does Leuwenski figure ?
I wouldn't touch it, you don't know where it's been!
I bet Monika has played with it.
I think this catty conversation deserves a nice saucer of milk. An obvious accident, or he wouldn't have had another person inventory it. You folks who say otherwise are just using any flimsy excuse to attack someone with your witless remarks about ANYTHING remotely near the subject at hand. Political discussions can easily degenerate into wild remarks about someone's looks or clothes.
What do you expect from the crowd who posts on CNN?
Precisely. It was an obvious mistake, im sure. Also, how does Monica Lewinsky have ANYTHING to do with the discovery of this priceless moon rock?
Did they find it in the box with the china and silverware?
That was TOO funny! My side hurts from laughing so hard! Are you a professional comedian? You should be if you're not! Keep up the good work! LOL
Why does the Government need 843 pounds of these rocks? They should take some of them and crush them to a size suitable for setting in a ring, etc. sell them with a Certificate of Authenticity and raise a few billion to apply to the debt.
The perfect example of what's wrong with this country. You see no value in rock from another heavenly body, you just want to grind it up to make more currency. In case you havent been paying attention, money is worthless, it's just a human construct that in the end is meaningless. But, you wouldn't hesitate one second to take something truly priceless and grind it up for more stupid money.
How is a moonrock priceless? Just 250,000 miles away there's a few trillion tons of it. It's "worth" is an artificial construct. Take that stone and mix it in with 100 same-sized rocks of a volcanic nature, could you tell it from the others? Bet not! It not actually worth anything...except to people who think it does. PT Barnum said it best, "There's a sucker born every minute"
No matter how many times people repeat the made up stories that the Clintons stole White House china, silver, furniture, it doesn't make it true. No president or his family has left the White House with the property of the White House. Those were the same silly stories that circulated when Mrs. Reagan replaced the china, the stories were that she did it so she could steal the existing china.
Perhaps he was thinking of Nixon and Air Force One. I remember a special (I believe on the History Channel) where the head AF steward at that time mentioned Nixon taking ALOT of stuff with him. I took it to mean embroidered linens etc, but could have been china also. There was no mention if any of it was ever asked for back.
Only Nixon could steal the China.
you could find his rocks in a number of boxes
you win teh internetz. all of it. +1 milllion. Also, pass me a napkin. I just spit coffee all over the place.
goes well with the white house furniture...
It goes well with her.
Didn't they steal all of the silverware out of the White House too? Imagine what Obama will steal.
Congratulations. That's the most idiotic comment on a CNN blog of the week. Of course, you still have two more days to top it.
And you know this how? If someone say that you probably steal hotel items every time you stay in a hotel, does that make it true?.
Is that a moon rock, or are you just happy to see me?
They took the moon rock too? The china, furniture and other furnishings weren't enough?
Let the rock go, put Clinton in the museum.
There has to be a simple expanation for how a president, impeached for dishonesty, would end up with a priceless moon rock that didn't belong to him. He took it because he thought he could get away with it.
Ummm, has anyone checked Fort Knox since the Clintons left office?
Yeah... Who knows? Maybe, in another 30 years, they'll find Bush's brain!
Gotta be comment of the year. So funny. But, can you really ever find something that never existed in the first place?
I was wondering how long it would take some moron to bring up President Bush. You win Eureka! Just another liberal...
Yeah that's funny! They could never find GW's brain! Along with GHW, Wilson, FDR, Carter, Clinton, Obama...... the list goes on! A few that actually had brains: Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, JFK, Reagan, and others. Do some research, you partisan fools have no brains either! Look at the president for who he is, not the party he's affiliated with!
Get back in the little dirt hole where you live with your mother.
Why don't you read the WHOLE story. It was given to the state of which he was the GOVERNOR. Long before he was the President. It was not in his possesion when found. It was in a box with archived documents from when he was the GOVERNOR. He had it long before he was impeached, before he was the President and long before he even lived in the White House. You don't care though because you probably won't even read my whole response since you don't read the whole article of a story before commenting on it.
Why don't YOU read the whole story. The rock was presented in 1976, two years before he won his gubernatorial election. Yeah, just slipped in there with is photos and documents and who knows what else. I wonder if there is a lock of his hair from when he held up airport traffic to get his $200 haircut. You bleeding hearts are all the same. Idolize the man who is stealing your lunch. HE LIED TO AMERICA AND EVERYONE THINKS HE WAS A SAINT! Adultry,lies, vanity and thievery. What a role model.
It's prolly not a moon rock, it prolly came from some volcano on this planet "earth".
Just what is "prolly?"
WHY DONT YOU FOOLS STOP MAKING IT SOUND LIKE HE STOLE IT WHEN IT WAS A GIFT – YOU BUNCH OF MEDIA WIZARDS THAT NEED YOUR PRESS PASSES TAKEN AWAY!
Blaming CNN for the rantings of a bunch of cellar-dwelling whiners posting their usual inane comments?
how could anyone question Clinton's honesty?
It was given to the State of Arkansas as a gift, not Bill Clinton as Governor of Arkansas. He stole it because he thought he could get away with it. Shazzammm!
It was gift to the State of Arkansas, given in 1976, Clinton became Governor in 1978, therefore, Clinton stole the rock from Arkansas.
It's a good thing that there wasn't any "Sputnik" memorabilia, someone would've mistaken it for some Monica Lewinsky evidence and thrown it away.
Can't use the line "Come on up. I'll let you play with my moon rocks." anymore.
There wasn't any "stains" on it, was there?
Please check the rock for DNA
It can't really be a moon rock as the non believers would say. Prolly just a kidney stone.
but...but....but...what about the plates and silverware off of Air Force One?
The Clintons will always be small time crooks.They are too ignorant to be big time gangsters.
You must not be very bright.
Many US governors and Presidents have libraries and national archives that represent their tenure. Bill Clinton did not take that rock and sell it some place. Those were and still are national treasures and archives.
Some people, seriously do need to get a grip.
Right on !
Yes. Something I wrote below. If he'd wanted to make a profit from it, it wouldn't be in a random box somewhere in a library in Arkansas. If anything, it shows how little regard people have for the Apollo program. Now a bunch of fools think the Moon landing didn't even happen... But even so they'll write that the Moon rock was stolen, and at the same time say the Moon landing was fabricated. Some Americans are real pieces of work.
The Clinton presidency was a very prosperous time for the US.
It sure was. A lot of us look back at those times and feel wistful. GWB wrecked America. You can kind of forgive him, because most of us knew he obviously wasn't too sharp. But we hate the sponsors who took him into office.
Slick Willy strikes again
Is that a corelle bowl?
Uh, for those writing that he stole it, you need to think about what possible good it might have done him while it sat unknown and in archival storage all those years in a box of assorted stuff from his governorship. If he'd known about it or really been interested inhaving it, he wouldn't have put the thing in an archive box. Chances are that a staffer or mover just packed the thing not knowing why the governor kept a little chunk of rock on a shelf somewhere.
If it was a gift to the state of Arkansas why was it not immediately put on public display somewhere? These politicians ( Not just Clinton ) think because something is presented to them, they do not need to be shared with the public. Maybe it was a mistake but I sure hope that the rock is returned to the State and not kept in the Clinton Library where you will probably have to pay a fee to see it.
They found a precious artifact. It was lost and has been found. Everyone is happy.
Anyone think Bill Clinton was trying to steal it? Preposterous.
Most sane folks know that he didn't even know it was there. In archival boxes of a bunch of junk in a random library? These days Clinton doesn't look so good; he's not healthy. Leave the man alone. He gave us all his life. He did things most of us will never do, and he was a kid from Arkansas with a dream and ambition, from a family with a single mother, just someone who got bitten by the bug, and might have just played sax in bad bands as a CPA if he hadn't had ambition. He made it happen and became the President. Most of us can't even figure out what job we want to do.
And we thought he was just free with his hands with women and silverware
Today Republicans in Congress want to debate about a bill to impeach Clinton again instead of passing bills to help the economy.
They can't do either until they witness him getting his rocks off.
"Today's Republicans are the kids we would have beaten up on the playground" – if you only had the stones to do it. I'm guessing the only thing a peace loving, coexisting lib like yourself ever beat up was himself in his mom's basement.
It amazes me how quickly people will jump on anything in order to go on the attack...
They probably just thought it was just a nice paperweight. Sure looks like it to me. It's not like it has a label on it, does it?
"Honey, you give me something and I'll give you something...something few other people have"
I'm just amused at the reporting. I don't think he deliberately stole a moon rock, but I wouldn't be surprised if he just indiscriminately threw everything that wasn't nailed down into a box. Knda like the guy in the goofy movies who is stealing brief cases and accidently ends up with mob millions. "Huh-huh... I though I was just taking a few paperweights!" Whenever I move out of an office, I'm pretty aware of what is mine, and what is not.
You know that if it was found in Bush's stuff, the imiplications would be far more sinister.
Diplomats, officials, CEO's etc, don't clear out their own offices, they have staff do it for them...
The guys in charge never, ever pack stuff themselves. Flunkies do it. Flunkies threw that thing in a box because they weren't sure what else to do with it.
"Gosh, golly, gee, now how did that get in there?" It's a line he may have used on many a woman, too!
In related news....scientists have not yet figured out the origin of a white dried substance is that appears to have been dribbled on it...updates to follow.
I thought the white substance was found in Monica's box
Haha, that's just too funny. Guess he was trying to cover his retirement, in case he was impeached.
Dear IPMUTT: After Obama leaves, the only thing you'll find in the white house is chicken bones and watermellon rines
wow. racist much?
I am tired of this PC society under the Messiah.
Hey Lame, that wasn't a politically (in)correct comment, that was outright racism of the first order - which gives a clear indication as to which club (clan?) you belong to.
hmmm trying to figure out how these posts are here – considering the guidelines and all
I think it was Garrison Keilloer that said that the most un-American thing you can say is, "You can't say that"
You are an idiot!
Were you born ignorant or did your inbred momma raise you that way?
G Gordon Liddy,
You win the "PIG" comment of the day! You jerk.
You're right, but it would have been funnier (considering Clinton) if you'd written PORKY pig!
Whats funny is that people think this is funny. I don't really care much, because the more morons there are in this world, the better off the smarter people will be. The world would be kind of dull, if everyone was bright!
Funny, I use to think the same way until the morons but obama in office.
"morons but obama in office" You appear to be the moron.
Unbelievably racist. And offensive.
You dumb dipship. You can't even spell correctly!
No matter what you say....He's still POTUS, YOUR PRESIDENT, YOUR BLACK PRESIDENT........if you don't like it, here's an advise for you...
"I hope you can't sleep and you dream about it
And when you dream I hope you can't sleep and you SCREAM about it" – Eminem -Stan
HALF-black president. Only half-black.
You forget the "One Drop Rule" of "Racial Integrity Act of 1924" that racists enacted into law?
WOW!!! we have a black president???? WHO KNEW ABOUT THIS???
chances are that stuff got packed by staffers when he left office in arkansas and and moved again by staffers after the presidency. I would gamble he never knew he had it.
As when there is any office change, low level staffers basically are charged with packing "the office" to go to the archives. in this case the Butler Center, a part of the Little Rock library system. Most likely, a low level staffer was told to "pack everything" and just followed directions.
Now if we could find one of those hard drives that departing governor Mike Huckabee didn't have crushed, that would be news.
and, uhmmm, you'd LOSE!
It was next to a box labled GIFTS FROM MONICA, and another one labled WHITE WATER SECRETS.
We are lucky it didn't go into the incinerator with the other boxes.
"Roberts said it was presented to the state in 1976, when Clinton's predecessor David Pryor was governor. Clinton won his gubernatorial election in 1978...No word on how the rock ended up among the Clinton memorabilia."
Um, he stole it. Don't expect to find any of Vince Foster's papers–Hillary already burned them all!
Was he stealing them. It sure sounds like it. We better check Obama too.
He didn't even know he had it. People in his position do NOT pack their own things when they move from place to place. It is always packed and unpacked by professional movers. If anyone needs to smear someone, remember that Pres. Clinton balanced the budget and significantly lowered the national debt unlike the GOB lunatics that came after and who control the House now.
Gov. Perry would be more appropriate a target with his hate speech that clearly contains ideas that are clearly gender /identity biased contrary to the Constitution and he has ordered the deaths of 400+ prisoners of which a significant number were later proven innocent beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Read the article BEFORE you comment. (and I don't mean just the headline...)
That's not a moon rock. That's one of bill's kidney stones he passed while in office.Imagine what he and Monica did with THIS... "Here girl... ehehehe... let me moon you"...
"Roberts said it was presented to the state in 1976, when Clinton's predecessor David Pryor was governor. Clinton won his gubernatorial election in 1978."
History has no meaning to democrats!
Why must we keep going back to Bill Clintons ROCKS? Can we not move on?
"I did not have relations with that moon rock"...
Best one yet Flipper....LMAO
Yeah right, just ended up packed with Clinton's things by accident. He stole it like he stole a bunch of other stuff when he left office. He took whatever wasn't nailed down. The Bush's were shocked at everything they stole. Par for the course, the man has no integrity. He lied, cheated and stole and that is all that we KNOW he did. Probably a lot we don't know.
And don't forget, we all know your a moron.
That should be "you're" not "your", moron.
Why is it that people who call others stupid in these comments never know the difference between "your" and "you're", or "there", "their" and "they're", or "were", "wear", "we're" and "where"? Learn English before attempting to use it for evil (or any other purpose) please.
At least he didn'rt steal the election like Bush
Naw, he just stole all the Ws off the White House keyboards when he left office. Typical democrats, always whining about elections they lost fair and square.
Are you still whining about this? "Wake up and smell the cat food in your bank account."
He may have taken the moon rock. However, the story your refer to about Clinton staffers taking anything that wasn't nailed down and vandalizing the Whitehouse were descredited/debunked a long time ago as Rove/BushCheney propaganda.
It's all a "vast right-wing conspiracy", right?
Yes. it is...damned right -wingers.
@Victim – Um... to suggest that politicians conduct ridiculous lying smear campaigns isn't a vast either-wing conspiracy. It's just a fact.
I am glad someone had the cajones to say this.
They found the moon rock but they are still searching for the "football", you remember that nuclear launch code book.
You said it was found in a library. Not bill clintons posessin. News man your full of crap. Get a job you qualify for. Who gave you this story. You and that teatard stold it and i plan to prove it.
Try reading again, and apply comprehension this time. It was found among Clinton's possessions. Nowhere in the article does it say or even imply Clinton stole it and stashed it. It simply says it was found AMONG his possessions, which is fact. While it may not have been his box it was found in, the box was among many others that belonged to Clinton.
Another fine example. Thanks for proving my point.
That's a moon rock? It looks just like a whole bunch of rocks I dug up in my back yard when I was planting a flower bed. Wacky.
I sure hope they sanitize that thing. Who knows what old Willy did with it.
I'm sure the Clinton definition of "moon" is completely different than mine.
Wow how did the whitewater investigation miss this? Maybe Republicans should start another investigation of the Clintons and spend another 50 million of the public's money, anybody seen Ken Starr.
Lol.. Bill tried to keep that hidden too but we found out. Ha ha...
Gee, Ha Ha, here's some basic humor theory. Humor is supposed to be funny. Yours wasn't. Also, if you have to tell people your joke was a joke by including "Ha Ha," it merely emphasizes how strikingly UNfunny your remark was...
Sarcasm generally needs to be funny, too. Capitalizing the "UN" in "unfunny" don't help much either. And considering his visible screenname, perhaps "Ha Ha" was a signature, not a comment. But I suppose knowing "basic humor theory" simply means you haven't taken "Advanced Humor Theory" yet.
I don't get it..