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Posted on 02/18/2010 6:45:30 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Obama's Call to Endeavour Astronauts Gets Awkward
Traci Watson Contributor
(Feb. 18) -- Astronauts flying in space are used to VIP phone calls that don't always go as scripted, but Wednesday's conversation was probably one of the most awkward.
President Barack Obama used his chat with the crews of the space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station to declare that he sees space exploration as "so important."
"My commitment to NASA is unwavering," Obama said. He emphasized "how proud we are of you ... and how committed we are to continuing human space exploration in the future."
A few weeks ago, the White House unveiled a plan to cancel NASA's new spaceship, its two new rockets and the NASA program, now five years in the making, to return astronauts to the moon. Though Obama also wants to add an extra $6 billion to NASA's budget over the next five years, his proposal has thrown much of the space agency into turmoil.
Olivier Douliery, Abaca Press/MCT President Barack Obama, surrounded by middle school students in Washington, D.C., talks to U.S. astronauts on Wednesday. None of the 11 astronauts was rash enough to bring up the outrage felt by many of their colleagues, but they were more candid during media interviews they gave earlier in their mission.
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I keep telling Obie, “Timing is everything. THe boy is a slow learner - Yep.”
I wouldn’t expect anything else from a moron.
Hello, this is President Barack Obama calling to tell you lies. And as I sit here lying the lies that I lie, I lie to you with every breath. Unlike you fine educated hard working professionals, I am a lying, lazy, uneducated affirmative action putz, and that you can believe.
Did Zero talkd about ‘TANG’ again???? What an asshat!!!!!!
Is that freak to the left of Obama in the photo that genocidal science guy?
I imagine they felt like the astronauts trying to shut off Hal. “Sorry Dave.. we need to cut off your funding”
^talk^.....gawd I hate this netbook.
Obama might as well have told the astronaunts the same thing Bill Clinton said to Juanita Broaddrick when he was AK Attorney General...
“Better put some ice on that.”
Don’t you just hate those Democrats cutting Government Spending?
Defund the “greenhouse gas, greenhouse effect” frauds at NASA and arrest the one(s) responsible for perpetrating the “climate change” fraud.
Doctoring Climate data is expensive.
The left has been dogmatically opposed to space exploration since the late 60s.
He has now tasked NASA with working with other countries to bring them into the space age. Other countries like Indonesia.
The level of depravity the left runs on is truly amazing. Someone could invent a time travel machine and the first thing they’d want to know is whether it could print food stamps.
What he needed to say is that we are are as broke as a shoeless old woman and this waste of money is absolute madness.Cut all expenditures 20% and cut taxes .
Just send it to me ... I’ll find something to do with it. ;-)
Is the Man so clueless????