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Asteroid named for gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny
Associated Press ^ | July 10, 2012 | BRETT ZONGKER

Posted on 07/10/2012 10:22:00 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Canadian amateur astronomer who discovered several asteroids has named one after gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny who died last year in Washington.

Kameny was a U.S. government astronomer in the 1950s who was fired from his job for being gay. He contested the firing all the way to the Supreme Court and organized the first gay rights protests outside the White House in the 1960s.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asteroid; catastrophism; frankkameny; gayasteroid; homosexual; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 07/10/2012 10:22:04 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Asteroids” and “gay” folks. Some jokes write themselves.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 10:24:38 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is going to be a fun thread.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 10:24:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The universe’s first assteroid?


4 posted on 07/10/2012 10:25:03 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s an asteroid headed for a black hole.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 10:25:09 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hope it crashes and burns on Uranus.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 10:25:38 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: JennysCool

An assteroid flying into Uranus!


7 posted on 07/10/2012 10:26:50 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nope this one is an “ass to ride”.


8 posted on 07/10/2012 10:27:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A hemorrhoid I could understand!
http://www.hark.com/clips/hsbwfmpzzb-you-got-asteroids


9 posted on 07/10/2012 10:28:37 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is there ANYTHING these people can’t use to celebrate rubbing their penises together?


10 posted on 07/10/2012 10:28:38 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Future generations will curse what we've done to them.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Better watch out!

The way these fag activists work — they start out wanting something little like an asteroid named after ‘em — but before long they’ll be demanding that you give ‘em Uranus.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 10:28:41 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Asteroid”, “Hemorrhoid”.. They’re both close to Uranus.


12 posted on 07/10/2012 10:28:50 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It must be a klingon assteroid.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 10:29:41 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: dfwgator

>> This is going to be a fun thread.

nine anus jokes in three minutes flat. Glad to see we’re not losing our touch.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 10:31:37 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LoL....


15 posted on 07/10/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Must be a flaming asteroid.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Frank Kameny had a gay marriage to George Wendt, he would be Frank Kameny-Wendt.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 10:36:17 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Islander7

I am not sure whether an asteroid or a black hole would have been more appropriate. . . .


18 posted on 07/10/2012 10:37:41 AM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Islander7

You bet they do. “Look, it’s up, Uranus!’’.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 10:38:49 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Kirkwood

>> Frank Kameny-Wendt.

ROFL! Clever.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 10:41:57 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Someday it will be sucked into a black hole.


21 posted on 07/10/2012 10:44:43 AM PDT by Lockbar (I promise to move fire-wood twice a day.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My mama told me to avoid impact events from assteroids originating from the Crab Nebula...


22 posted on 07/10/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Astronaut Ben Dover will fly up and take a look at this here assteroid.


23 posted on 07/10/2012 10:46:29 AM PDT by albie
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To: Nervous Tick
The way these fag activists work — they start out wanting something little like an asteroid named after ‘em — but before long they’ll be demanding that you give ‘em Uranus.

Oh my, that is a good twist on an old joke.

24 posted on 07/10/2012 11:25:48 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The usual propagandistic reporting. He wasn't fired for "being" gay but after being arrested by the police in a notorious "cruising" area in Washington, D.C. He became a very militant gay activist which is probably why he was selected by the Canadian astronomer to be honored.

The asteroid "honored" with his name seems to be a normal asteroid with an orbit between Mars and Jupiter. If they were serious about pushing the "safe sex" message, shouldn't they have named one of the Trojan asteroids after Kameny?

25 posted on 07/10/2012 11:31:16 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

is this an official name or one of those “memory in a book” BS?

It seems not enough were and are being fired.


26 posted on 07/10/2012 11:55:40 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wouldn’t it be ironic if someday this asteroid crashed into San Francisco?


27 posted on 07/10/2012 12:48:48 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama.....He's got your back (pocket) so he can steal your wallet.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Beavis and Butthead would be right at home on this thread. “Assteroid!”


28 posted on 07/10/2012 12:58:58 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was bent upon honoring somebody south of the border, so to speak.


29 posted on 07/10/2012 4:50:21 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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Frank Kameny was with another man.

Damn, that was subtle. ;’)

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


30 posted on 07/10/2012 6:31:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Thanks Free ThinkerNY.



31 posted on 07/10/2012 6:34:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Asteroid named for gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny,

..but why would they name an asteroid, “Flaming A**hole”?????


32 posted on 07/13/2012 7:40:27 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If he was a gay rights pioneer, does that mean he went where no man had gone before???? eeeewwwww....


33 posted on 07/13/2012 7:41:43 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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