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Apollo hero Armstrong condemns Obama space plan ("devastating" to the US space program)
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/10 | AFP

Posted on 04/13/2010 5:36:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 04/13/2010 5:49:39 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AFP) Apollo 11 hero Neil Armstrong Tuesday lashed out at President Barack Obama's decision to axe NASA plans to return to the Moon, describing the move as "devastating" to the US space program.

Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the lunar surface, was one of three former astronauts who signed an open letter to Obama ahead of his visit to Florida on Thursday where he will deliver a space policy speech.


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1 posted on 04/13/2010 5:36:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Jobs Lost Under Obama

Astronomical


2 posted on 04/13/2010 5:38:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sorry, but we need more community organizers and social workers not scientists and engineers.. /S
3 posted on 04/13/2010 5:38:38 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Keep your socialized health care off my body !!)
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To: KevinDavis

Ping.


4 posted on 04/13/2010 5:39:41 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Kid Shelleen

You bet! There is hardly an issue that a community organizer cannot improve through vigorous inactivity!


5 posted on 04/13/2010 5:40:38 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Russians have won the space race!


6 posted on 04/13/2010 5:41:23 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: NormsRevenge

the USA is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity,” they added ..

By design, on purpose, suck it up and enjoy being a third world country. You deserve it. Courtesy of the moron in chief. Don’t like it, move. F U America. The Kenyan.


7 posted on 04/13/2010 5:44:40 PM PDT by wita
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To: NormsRevenge

What the heck would this “Armstrong” guy know that Odumbo doesn’t know about “Space”?


8 posted on 04/13/2010 5:46:11 PM PDT by gigster
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To: gigster

The Orion capsule is saved - as a crew rescue vehicle!


9 posted on 04/13/2010 5:47:04 PM PDT by bsf2009
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To: NormsRevenge

Someone needs to ask Maj Gen Armstrong just exactly what political benefit he expects Obama to personally receive from the space program.


10 posted on 04/13/2010 5:48:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rsobin
"The Russians have won the space race!"

Yep; and that is just fine with Obama and, in fact, viewed as progress by the American hater occupying the White House.

11 posted on 04/13/2010 5:48:28 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: wita; ExTexasRedhead; Impy; nutmeg; fieldmarshaldj

But even if you move, the f*ck*rs still can tax you for what, 10 years?

Ah Communism. Perhaps NASA can do some joint ventures with Cuba and Venezuela.


12 posted on 04/13/2010 5:49:09 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Sorry, but we need more community organizers and social workers not scientists and engineers.. /S

Sarcasm or not, look at which one is getting to make the decisions now. Sad isn't it?

13 posted on 04/13/2010 5:49:17 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: wita

“...Courtesy of the moron in chief....’

Along with the 52% of the brain dead electorate.


14 posted on 04/13/2010 5:49:59 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: NormsRevenge

November will be a “giant leap for mankind” when we clean out the Democrat cesspool known as Congress.

That’s my “space program” right how. Get the rats out of Congress and make space for loyal, sane, rational Americans who love their country, not sell it for votes and pork.


15 posted on 04/13/2010 5:54:20 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: NormsRevenge

“Without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the USA is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity”

Soon we will be on the same level as Obama’s brethren in Africa. Obama wants to destroy his idea of a White master race.


16 posted on 04/13/2010 5:54:27 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: NormsRevenge
...describing the move as "devastating" to the US space program.

Yeah, well....that's his modus operandi.

He is doing it to American as a whole.

17 posted on 04/13/2010 5:55:25 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Gun, Bible, Gadsden Flag...the definition of a hater and far right-wing extremist)
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To: NormsRevenge

I really don’t understand why Obammie the Commie would pass up the opportunity to send a multi-culti crew up there to plant a rainbow flag or the UN flag.

Aside from that, is this even “his” decision to make? Wouldn’t this be a congress-based funding issue?


18 posted on 04/13/2010 6:00:34 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: All
You Know The Drill
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19 posted on 04/13/2010 6:11:08 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This Obama is pissing off EVERYONE.


20 posted on 04/13/2010 6:11:50 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (2012 Prediction! Pres. Biden vs. Fmr. SOS Clinton....with Fmr. Pres. Obama still in mental rehab)
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s from Ohio. We once shot a Democratic Senator into space, and when he got back he had been replaced by a Republican.

Perhaps BHO remembers this...plus, there’s no potential Democratic voters on the moon....


21 posted on 04/13/2010 6:13:10 PM PDT by E Rocc (The Census form says to use blue or black ink. Methinks *red* ink is more apropos.)
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To: rsobin
The Russians have won the space race!

In some ways, they have. When they put up the long duration Salyut and MIR space stations, that was seen as a way to long term spaceflight, something we need when we go out to Mars and beyond although you would also need artificial gravity too but you can make a wheel and spin it to create that since the human body does need gravity to insure good bone health. Also with the Russians being not as technically advanced as we are they did very well with less. IT is like we spent millions to make a pen that writes in zero gravity, the Russian solution was to use a pencil.
22 posted on 04/13/2010 6:19:53 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Any former and current NASA employees that are Democrats are dumber than a box of rocks. Being Democrats, they just hooked their anchors to a sinking ship.
23 posted on 04/13/2010 6:22:57 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: NormsRevenge

Armstrong has always struck me as an intensely private man, for him to come out like this is a true harbinger of how vile Obama is.


24 posted on 04/13/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“I heard old neil put(her) down”.... (skynard lyric)


25 posted on 04/13/2010 6:26:44 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: NormsRevenge

“I heard old neil put(her) down”.... (skynard lyric)


26 posted on 04/13/2010 6:27:08 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: mrreaganaut; Las Vegas Dave; Hell to pay; kosciusko51; stainlessbanner; uscbud; blogOps; Mr Fuji; ..


For other space news go to: http://www.spacetoday.net
For a list of Private Space Companies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_private_spaceflight_companies


27 posted on 04/13/2010 6:28:57 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Soon we will be asking Haiti and Zimbabwe to send us international aid!


28 posted on 04/13/2010 6:29:42 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both hate freedom and have friends that bombed the Pentagon)
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To: KevinDavis

bump


29 posted on 04/13/2010 6:31:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama don’t care about no space ships.


30 posted on 04/13/2010 6:33:58 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: NormsRevenge
>"hero Neil Armstrong Tuesday lashed out at President Barack Obama's decision to axe NASA plans to return to the Moon, describing the move as "devastating" to the US space program.

Just devastating Neil?

How about UN-American?

31 posted on 04/13/2010 6:39:04 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Jobs Lost Under Obama

Astronomical”

Question.

What is the ethnic makeup of the 47% that pay no taxes?


32 posted on 04/13/2010 6:43:22 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: chooseascreennamepat
"What is the ethnic makeup of the 47% that pay no taxes?"

Whats the ethnic makeup of the people that won't be paying the tanning salon tax?

33 posted on 04/13/2010 6:47:56 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: All

Could you imagine being an astronaut unuder this policy. The astronauts are supposed to “hitch a ride” from the Russians? What if the Russians WON’T bring them back??? What then? I’d NEVER be an astronaut under these conditions.


34 posted on 04/13/2010 6:56:45 PM PDT by jackibutterfly ( Palin is so under obama's skin, he hears 'Hail to the Chief' when he sees her.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Neil Young


35 posted on 04/13/2010 7:24:50 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: rsobin

Your right the Russians have won. It makes me really sick. Good God what have we become.


36 posted on 04/13/2010 7:28:47 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Zero will never be my President, never!!!!!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“Armstrong has always struck me as an intensely private man, for him to come out like this is a true harbinger of how vile Obama is.”

Yep.
It’s unprecedented. He has always handled his status very carefully.

His words will carry much weight now.


37 posted on 04/13/2010 9:10:17 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Truth29

I hate Obama as much as he hates America.


38 posted on 04/13/2010 9:13:37 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: NormsRevenge

manned space flight would be OK,
if it was free.
.....................
manned space flight is worthless


39 posted on 04/13/2010 9:57:27 PM PDT by element92
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama surrenders space to the Russians. Now that is power.


40 posted on 04/13/2010 11:35:16 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: GOPsterinMA; NormsRevenge

The space program is one of the few worthwhile things the Feds fund. Therefore it’s only natural Obama doesn’t want to “waste” money there.


41 posted on 04/14/2010 2:50:29 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Has anyone noticed anything that was developed by descendants or emigrants of Europe is now being destroyed or devalued? The whole power/auto industries, were all given to us by titans like Edison and Ford and engine advancements by Richardo etc. In the space programs it was the Germans that came here that helped springboard us. Any industry (including Space) that is white and nerdy (Thank You Weird Al" Yankovic) is being destroyed or will suplanted as the assets are devalued or destroyed by convoluted schemes. Those that hold equity in these systems (Grandma's Utility Stocks) will be wiped out as it is replaced with a "new" industry in our dear leaders image....

G_d help us....

42 posted on 04/14/2010 3:03:32 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: element92
"manned space flight would be OK, if it was free.

.....................

manned space flight is worthless"

So instead we will get NASA spending money on global climate change propaganda, helping Islamic space programs and paying the Russians. That is the leadership under Obama.

43 posted on 04/14/2010 4:02:54 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Impy

I’ve seen the future:

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/155142/?searchterm=Free+Willzyx

At this point, why not?


44 posted on 04/14/2010 5:02:50 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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To: Lockbar

“”What is the ethnic makeup of the 47% that pay no taxes?”
Whats the ethnic makeup of the people that won’t be paying the tanning salon tax? “

Apples & oranges.


45 posted on 04/14/2010 9:31:10 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: KevinDavis

Wow. Armstrong was perfectly happy to fade into obscurity after he left NASA. He’s never made a public statement like this!


46 posted on 04/14/2010 12:49:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

Did you see last night’s South Park? It was awesome.


47 posted on 04/15/2010 12:40:57 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

I did not. I’ll have to check it out online.


48 posted on 04/15/2010 6:37:49 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Paul Ryan/Greg Abbott in 2012.)
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