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Clinton: Branson my last chance to go into space
Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2012

Posted on 04/26/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's childhood aspiration of becoming an astronaut was dashed by NASA, but she may not be giving up on the dream of reaching the heavens.

Clinton welcomed the British billionaire Richard Branson to a State Department conference on global investment on Thursday by saying she was "excited he's here because many, many, many years ago, I wanted to be an astronaut, and I think he may be my last chance to live out that particular dream."

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1 posted on 04/26/2012 12:51:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Please - send her into space!
2 posted on 04/26/2012 12:53:52 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Can't understand why NASA turned her down..who wouldn't want to spend four days in a phone booth sized space capsule with this...?
3 posted on 04/26/2012 12:54:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Goodie goodie goodie and when she goes I can think of a whole lot of people who should go with her.
4 posted on 04/26/2012 12:56:16 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: Rummyfan
There was a Simpsons episode where a handful of survivors departed Earth in one spaceship - and all the undesirables were loaded onto a second ship... and launched into the sun.
5 posted on 04/26/2012 12:57:21 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: BenLurkin
Those pants just dare you to look into the gates of Hell.
6 posted on 04/26/2012 12:58:15 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Please go, and do not ever return.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 1:02:27 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is where we're headed.

We'll get to do something if some powerful politician (or a member of their family) wants to do it.

We'll get the cure for some disease if some powerful politician (or a member of their family) suffers from that disease.

We'll get to fulfill one of our dreams if some powerful politician (or a member of their family) shares that same dream.

8 posted on 04/26/2012 1:02:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll contribute to the cost of her ticket if Branson will promise to leave her there.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 1:02:57 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: KarlInOhio

Now I know the reason she’s so SPACED OUT. If she does go for a ride make it ONE WAY AND TAKE BILL WITH YOU.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: BenLurkin; windcliff

LOL!


11 posted on 04/26/2012 1:04:38 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well the dumb NAG only has herself to blame for this fact because she and Hill Billy did a LOT to damage NASA and then the Obammy admin really crapped on it....


12 posted on 04/26/2012 1:04:54 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Branson wouldn’t have her in space but might offer her one of his old balloon rides.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 1:05:51 PM PDT by battlegearboat (Are you a turtle?)
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To: BenLurkin

14 posted on 04/26/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I’ll contribute to the cost of her ticket if Branson will promise to leave her there.

I was going to say the same thing - we should take up a collection.

Except that, if you were a member of the Galactic ET community and Earth sent you Hillary, wouldn't you treat that as an act of war? I sure would.

15 posted on 04/26/2012 1:07:20 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We should take up a collection.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 1:13:00 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hillary may not be an astronaut, but she is definitely a Space Cadet.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 1:13:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Rummyfan

Exactly. Bang zoom her to the moon and take Pelosi with her and let real Americans, let sane people take their jobs instead. This woman is an absolute fraud. She’s a freakin’ lawyer who worships Marxism and has no business whatsover in foreign policy.

She reminds me of the Despot of New York city Mike Bloomberg making Janette Sadik-Khan transportation commisioner which has been a disaster from day one.

Why? Because the woman is a lawyer who rides a bike, has absolutely no qualifications whatsoever running a million streets of traffic. A taxi driver born in Kabul in this country 3 weeks could literally do a better job.

WTF is it with politicians and lawyers anyway? Does graduating with a law degree and passing the bar qualify someone nowdays as “all knowing”? Not where I’m from. Traffic is the worst it’s ever been in NYC and Iran and the middle east is but all set to start nuclear WW3. Good going Hillary. Good going Barack. Your SOS is as effective as a child.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 1:15:23 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: BenLurkin
Just fly away Hillary!...
19 posted on 04/26/2012 1:20:54 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cliton and Huma want to join the In Orbit Club?


20 posted on 04/26/2012 1:21:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As a long-standing space cadet, Hitlery is uniquely qualified.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 1:25:51 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Payola and political corruption is the only way this “thing” would get into space. She wouldn’t get past an elementary science course.

Which is why she’s a liberal, and why she had to marry to get anywhere.

Sorry, libs, but my wife could think the Hillabeast into a stupor.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 1:27:48 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

North Korea has a good space program. Let them fire you into orbit.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 1:31:39 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: BenLurkin
"Danger Will Robinson!...Wardrobe malfunction!"
24 posted on 04/26/2012 1:32:00 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought the NASA thing and Clinton was BS, just like her trying to become a Marine years and years ago turned out to be BS.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 1:43:45 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can’t she just use her broom to go into space?


26 posted on 04/26/2012 1:57:27 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Rummyfan
I wanted to be an astronaut, and I think he may be my last chance to live out that particular dream."

Pow! Zoom! To the moon.....!

27 posted on 04/26/2012 3:06:11 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
With the shuttle out of service there isn't anything with a big enough payload bay is there?


28 posted on 04/26/2012 3:27:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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29 posted on 04/26/2012 4:59:56 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TigersEye
With the shuttle out of service there isn't anything with a big enough payload bay is there?

My thought as well -- no heavy lift vehicle available to launch that load into space.

Then I remembered Krusty the Pantsuit is capable of achieving escape velocity all by itself.

Go Hillary!

30 posted on 04/26/2012 7:37:33 PM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881

And then we will all live as if with Damocles Sword hanging over our heads dreading the day of her re-entry frantically plotting her exact impact zone. Some human achievements are best left unaccomplished.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 8:33:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
Now you've got me thinking of the "Dr. Evil" re-entry scene in that Austin Powers film. See also, the old Spy Magazine cover titled "Hillary's Big Secret".
32 posted on 04/26/2012 8:45:50 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

No, you didn’t really give me those mental images just before I go to bed. Have you mistaken me for someone who totaled your car or burned down your house or something?


33 posted on 04/26/2012 8:54:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SORRY! NO Cankles allowed in space.


34 posted on 04/26/2012 10:58:54 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Rummyfan
Note to Branson: Fire her at Uranus!
35 posted on 04/27/2012 4:01:55 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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