Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Sally Ride, first American woman to fly in space, dies from pancreatic cancer
Posted on 07/23/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by Perdogg
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Surprising to me...when you hold someone up on a pedestal then rear this it kinda takes some of the shine off...
Hear, not rear...
It doesn’t detract in any way from her achievements, even if true. She is fully deserving of being admired and on a pedestal. She was a pioneer and very brave. A role model.
Very sad. Yes, a truly admirable woman and a great role model for us all. Prayers, to her family, for comfort and peace.
It’s funny how people on these thread wish that gays would shut up about their lives, but none of us ever remember Sally mentioning it about herself and now some idiot decides to bring it up.
Rest in Peace!
In fact, I am still in awe and think about it every time I see the moon.
Kids today will probably not even learn about it. Too much “American exceptional-ism”, “non-sustainable pollution” or some other claptrap. But hey, at least they'll still have jobs in NASA’s Muslim outreach program...
The only good thing that Obama has done is stop funding taxpayer money to NASA.....Definitely not in the constitution!!!!
However, RIP to this lady.
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Dying at 61 is much too damned young to die for a hero to so many.
No thanks for the Augustine Commission II results nor for the continuing maxed out contributions to Obama.
Whatever. A real class act, despite her politics.
God Speed Sally Ride. You’re a true American Hero.
[ Great achievements and it appears among her many firsts, she was the first gay astronaut. ]
Even if she was Gay if she had been all in your face about it we would have heard nothing BUT that fact about it from the LGBTQ alphabet soup people 24/7 all the freeking time...
In fact if it was just a barely mentioned footnote and she didn’t spew it all over the place and lead “pride” marches this make me appreciate her even more.
So the real question isn’t: “Was she Gay” the REAL question is: “Did she use being Gay to push the Gay agenda down everyone’s throats?”
If the answer to the second question is NO, then I respect her for her time in space as the first female astronaut even more!
Doesn’t matter a bit. People are what they are and the fact that she did not make a big deal out of her personal life is, these days, commendable. A genuine pioneer and brave soul. Sympathy to her family and everyone close to her.
It's what is known as ageing and it doesn't get any better. .
Now that was one helluva Ride. RIP Sally.
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Lord Jesus, rest this courageous woman with the saints and comfort her family.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.
Nasty cancer - it took my mom in 2006 RIP, Sally.