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Today wingnuts both right and left were abuzz as news spread that the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico was evacuated Friday and has remained closed due to an unspecified security threat. The observatory monitors sunspots and other solar activity, which can effect satellites, power grids, and other electronics and have health effects for astronauts and pilots but, contrary to climate change deniers’ claims, have no proven effect on our climate. But in Wingnuttia, both right and left, of course the facility’s evacuation means alien contact. Are you stocking up on aluminum foil?

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