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Paul Ryan Talks Space Exploration, Accuses Obama of ‘Dismantling’ the Program [Ryan "Unleashed"]
ABC News ^ | September 21, 2012

Posted on 09/22/2012 9:57:11 PM PDT by Steelfish

Sep 22, 2012 Paul Ryan Talks Space Exploration, Accuses Obama of ‘Dismantling’ the Program

ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s a topic Paul Ryan hasn’t discussed before on the campaign trail, but at an event today Paul Ryan unleashed on President Obama on the issue of space exploration, saying he has “presided over a dismantling of the space program over the last four years.”

“We are near the space coast, I think it’s important that we have a space program that has a clear space mission, a space program that we know where we are heading in the future, and a space program that is the unequivocal leader on the planet in space travel and space research,” Ryan said at an event at the University of Central Florida, about an hour away from the Kennedy Space Center.

“We don’t have that right now,” he said. “Look at what we have gotten out of this. The space program strengthens the entrepreneurial spirit and competitiveness. They launch new industries and new technologies. President Obama campaigned quite a bit around Florida, around the space coast, in 2008 — made lots of promises. This is another one of those broken promises.”

Ryan continued, saying the president has put the “space program on a path where we are conceding our global position as the unequivocal leader in space.”

“Today, if we want to send an astronaut to the space station, we have to pay the Russians to take him there,” Ryan said to boos from the crowd.

“China may someday be looking down on us from the Moon. That’s unacceptable. Mitt Romney and I believe that America must lead in space. Mitt Romney and I believe we need a mission for NASA, a mission for a space program, and we also believe that this is.......

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: nasa; paulryanspeech; romneyryan; ryan; space

1 posted on 09/22/2012 9:57:14 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

A robust manned space program is way too much jingoistic for an alien president like Obama.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 10:02:41 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish

My god! Someone shut this man up!

Our space program is to make muslims feel good about themselves. Is he trying to cause a riot?

/s


3 posted on 09/22/2012 10:08:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Steelfish

4 posted on 09/22/2012 10:14:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1341 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Steelfish

God love Paul Ryan.

NASA and space exploration have generated so much for the ordinary American...personal computers, for one thing.

“F” Moslems. They don’t even have indoor plumbing yet.

(and, “F” Bath-House Barry, too.)


5 posted on 09/22/2012 10:14:49 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: null and void

Good cartoon. There’s a lot I don’t like about JFK (his personal morals, and his accession as a left wing demigod, for starters), but he was probably the last D in the Oval Office who seemed to actually love America, risked his life for Her, and understood that we have a mission to be better than the rest.

“Not because they are easy, but because they are hard”. I wouldn’t put many “D” quotes in my book of quotes that define my America, but that one would make the cut.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 10:33:26 PM PDT by SAR (Son of THE Revolution.)
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To: Steelfish; Gilbo_3

FLA is a key state, Ryan is working it/


7 posted on 09/22/2012 10:45:13 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: SAR

I suspect he was the last Dem occupant of the office who was willing to Do The Job because it needed doing, and not because it was a route to personal enrichment, accumulation of power, influence peddling, or anything else. And acted accordingly.

He may not have been the best US President, but I don’t think even his worst detractors could fault the fact that as President he did the job placed before him to the best of his ability, despite the personal cost. And with no thought given to his ‘legacy.’


8 posted on 09/22/2012 11:01:18 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: sickoflibs

This is true. But this was once a solid red state, how on God’s earth did it becomes a “swing” state? Liberal Jews and Puerto Ricans?


9 posted on 09/22/2012 11:39:46 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Yes, those 2 groups you mentioned, but also people moved from the northeast to Florida and brought their devilish liberal views with them. They ruined their states and as Mark Levin said: They are like a bunch of locusts, they eat until they devour one place - then move on to devour another. Hope this helps.


10 posted on 09/23/2012 12:07:20 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Spktyr

“And with no thought given to his ‘legacy.’”

Noooo, no Kennedy ever though about his legacy. Nope.

His life and presidency were white washed. He was a cheating bum. He cheated his way into office, and was incompetent while he was there. Keep in mind that everything Johnson did, was effectively, Kennedy’s fault.

I think you’ll have to go back to Truman for a sincere president.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 2:25:56 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Steelfish
"it remains unclear, besides the campaign’s promise of continued space exploration without “more funding,” how the two issues — space exploration while cutting the national debt — would be accomplished."

Leave it to ABC to end the "news" article with Obama propaganda. However, even I know how it will be accomplished. NASA needs a top to bottom review. It's new mission will be AERONAUTIC AND SPACE EXPLORATION. After all, that's its name.

No more global warming, no more Muslim outreach, no more flying dead space shuttles around for campaign propaganda. NASA has more than enough budget for its real mission, as long as it stops doing the things that are not its real mission.

12 posted on 09/23/2012 4:40:29 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Norm Lenhart
My god! Someone shut this man up! Our space program is to make muslims feel good about themselves. Is he trying to cause a riot? /s

Beat me to it - it's amazing how many make-the-muzzies-happy programs we need. Heaven forbid we do anything for the People...

13 posted on 09/23/2012 5:11:05 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ELS; ToxicMich; paintriot; Cronos; A_perfect_lady; Art in Idaho; perplyone; ...

14 posted on 09/23/2012 5:29:51 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: SAR
There’s a lot I don’t like about JFK (his personal morals, and his accession as a left wing demigod, for starters), but he was probably the last D in the Oval Office who seemed to actually love America, risked his life for Her, and understood that we have a mission to be better than the rest.

You really have hit the current problem we have.

We are so far away from a war that we could have lost america in, we have become soft. We raise kids who have no idea how precious freedom is, they go to college and learn how to "play politics", it's a game for them.

They pick a side and they could give a fig if it hurts the country all they want is the win, the power.

Sadly, it will take another war to instill patriotism and the true value of freedom in the population.

15 posted on 09/23/2012 6:00:26 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: thingumbob; amzgirl; 75thOVI; Ravenstar; June2; LuvFreeRepublic; AdvisorB; 88keys; Matchett-PI; ...
Brevard County, Florida space ping.

Let me know if you want on or off this ping list.
(not associated with the county government)

And they are cutting down trees - TREES! - so the shuttle Endeavour can drive by. It reminds me of that scene in T2 where we see two children intently watching a TV set and as the camera pans around, we see the guts of the set are gone and there is a fire burning inside. Or a post-apocalypse movie where you see the back end of a pickup truck but then see it is pulled by a team of horses. Or a space shuttle being trucked on the ground through neighborhoods to a museum.

"Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels — bring home for Emma."

16 posted on 09/23/2012 8:53:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Steelfish

Obama outsourced manned spaceflight - to the Russians!


17 posted on 09/23/2012 8:55:22 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: KevinDavis

I just received this from SpaceX.

OCTOBER 7 ANNOUNCED AS TARGET LAUNCH DATE FOR SPACE STATION MISSION

NASA and SpaceX have announced October 7, 2012 as the target launch date for SpaceX’s first resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is scheduled for 8:34 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral, Florida. October 8 is the backup date.

The launch represents the first of 12 SpaceX flights to the ISS under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, and follows a successful demonstration mission in May when SpaceX became the first private company ever to attach to the ISS and return safely to Earth.

The SpaceX CRS-1 mission also represents restoration of American capability to deliver and return cargo to the ISS—a feat not achievable since the retirement of the space shuttle. SpaceX is also contracted to develop Dragon to send crew to the space station. SpaceX’s first manned flight is expected to take place in 2015.

On this mission, Dragon will be filled with supplies, which include materials to support 166 experiments in plant cell biology, human biotechnology, and materials technology. One experiment will examine the effects of microgravity on the opportunistic yeast Candida albicans, which is present on all humans. Another will evaluate how microgravity affects the growth of cell walls in a plant called Arabidopsis.

Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams of NASA and Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will use a robotic arm to grapple Dragon following its rendezvous with the station, expected on October 10. They will attach Dragon to the Earth-facing port of the station’s Harmony module for a few weeks while crew members unload cargo and load experiment samples for return to Earth.

Dragon is scheduled to return in late October for a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California. Dragon will fly back carrying scientific materials and space station hardware.


18 posted on 09/23/2012 9:47:09 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Steelfish

Thank you for keeping this list up to date. I hope a new President gives us more space exploration news in the future.


19 posted on 09/23/2012 5:14:34 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: null and void

This reminds me of the liberal jokes about the movie “Atlas Shrugs”. That it was all about fast trains. Yet that is one of the key platforms of Obama’s administration in building infrastructure.
Yet trains only work to connect densely populated areas spread far apart. It’s only practical and economical to build that here if you implement Agenda 21 and depopulate all the areas in between.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 5:22:42 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2932694/posts

SpaceX Head Obama Bundler?


21 posted on 09/24/2012 4:56:00 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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