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Outing Sally Ride: Her sexual orientation has nothing to do with space ships
yahoo ^ | 7/24/12 | Virginia Heffernan

Posted on 07/24/2012 6:39:09 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton

Maybe the idea of gays in space is just so exciting that it has overwhelmed Sally Ride's eulogists, who really should be parsing her achievements in astrophysics, accident investigations and middle-school education, rather than trying to make hay out of her mellow lesbian romantic life.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lesbians; sallyride; trollallert
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1 posted on 07/24/2012 6:39:19 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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3 posted on 07/24/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1281 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Hell, I didn’t know she was a lesbian.

Didn’t matter enough for me to care apparently.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 6:44:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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5 posted on 07/24/2012 6:45:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I had no idea and I could care less. What possible significance does this have to anything?


6 posted on 07/24/2012 6:45:41 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Uncle Slayton

I think the majority of Americans are tired of the hype and the derision. No body cares anymore, they just don’t like it thrown in their faces time and time again.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 6:47:57 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Apparently, homosexuality trumps real accomplishment.

Who knew it was that easy...?

8 posted on 07/24/2012 6:48:17 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I wasn’t inclined to make a big deal out of Ride’s sexual orientation. It’s none of my business. Damn it, if others are going to make hay of it, then it should be okay if I address it too.

Evidently Ride wasn’t the first woman in space. She may or may not have been the first homosexual in space, I don’t know about that.

So who was the first woman in space, since they can’t resist claiming she was not one of the vast majority of women.

They are proud first about her being a homosexual. Why should I argue with that? She wasn’t a woman. She was a homosexual. Let them have it their way.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: La Lydia

I did not write the story, but now we as a nation must contend with the reality that our government placed a lesbian in a position to be idolized by our young daughters.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:32 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: cripplecreek

Lol!!!!!!!


11 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:45 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

You peel back all this women’s lib stuff and it’s basically women that hate men (and themselves).


12 posted on 07/24/2012 6:50:05 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: La Lydia

How much less could you care?


13 posted on 07/24/2012 6:50:51 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Uncle Slayton

She was private about her private life. I wish the rest were too. Leave her memory in peace.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 6:54:09 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Pardon me, Mr. Cunningham. I could not care less. Sorry if a slip of the keyboard offended you. I clutch the hem of your garment and beg your forgiveness.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 6:54:13 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Uncle Slayton

Who cares she never stuck it in anyones face she was very accomplished and did good even if she did go global warming and stuff She was no Tom Sellack loving Judith Resnick God rest her soul


16 posted on 07/24/2012 6:54:20 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Paradox

People care. I care. Christians care about influences on their children. I am not alone.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 6:54:32 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Flycatcher
Who knew it was that easy...? <<

Sorry..but all i can sing is the chorus....

Ride Sally ride!....all you wanta do is.....Ahhhhh never mind....

18 posted on 07/24/2012 6:54:32 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Uncle Slayton

I personally could care less. But she was married to a fellow astronaut for five years, what was that all about ?


19 posted on 07/24/2012 6:55:50 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Uncle Slayton
I couldn't care less about Sally Ride's private life. It was her private life and nobody else' business.

As far as the people making a big deal out of it, though, you really can only feel sorry for people who define their entire existence by what they do with the thing between their legs.

20 posted on 07/24/2012 6:56:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I did not know he was lesbian. I guess she was pretty secretive about it. I applaud her accomplishments, in any event.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 6:57:36 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I believe the first woman in space was a Russian cosmonaut, many years prior to Ride. Her sexual orientation is unknown.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

All liberals are interested in is gays. I’m beginning to think that those liberals who say they are straight....aren’t.

Turn ons for libs, sex, gay sex, transgender sex, lesbians, bi-sexual sex, condoms, contraception, abortion.
They can’t accept the fact that maybe just being a human being is enough. They have to stick their noses in your sexlife to make themselves happy.


23 posted on 07/24/2012 6:59:51 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: dayglored

You know, I think you’re right. Thanks for reminding me.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 7:00:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: ought-six

typo: he should have been she.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 7:00:26 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: DRey

What can we tell the students at the Sally Ride Elementary School?

26 posted on 07/24/2012 7:02:25 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

Now I am indeed confused. You think our government, under President Reagan, placed a lesbian in a position to be idolized by our daughters by sending her in to space? You really, really believe that? Or could it be that, at the time, no one had a clue? I had no idea she was a lesbian until I read what you posted, and I was alive in 1983.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 7:02:34 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: dayglored
She was private about her private life. I wish the rest were too. Leave her memory in peace.

+1. Her orientation had nothing to do with her accomplishments and it doesn't sound as if she used it as some sort of stepping stone (unlike E Warren and her "Native American heritage", e.g.). She was a role model for my daughters back in the day - Stanford PhD, astronaut, etc. May her memory be for a blessing.
28 posted on 07/24/2012 7:03:51 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Paradox

” I think the majority of Americans are tired of the hype and the derision. No body cares anymore, they just don’t like it thrown in their faces time and time again. “

Exactly .


29 posted on 07/24/2012 7:04:15 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Uncle Slayton

Explains why she died so early at 61.

The life expectancy for women in the US is 78. Even longer for folks who are in the physical condition that astronauts maintain.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 7:04:59 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Uncle Slayton

The fact most of the public didn’t know makes it fairly obvious she kept her life a private matter. I care very little about how people live their private lives so long as they’re not victimizing others or slamming it in my face.


31 posted on 07/24/2012 7:05:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: cripplecreek

I neither knew nor cared. It was her choice, and she didn’t make it an issue for everyone else.

I wish more folks who make that choice would act the same.

May she rest in peace, and may her family and loved ones grieve fully and find their own peace.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 7:07:32 PM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Explains why she died so early at 61.

Pancreatic cancer explains why she died so early at 61.

33 posted on 07/24/2012 7:07:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: PapaNew

Actually, homosexuality is based on fear of the opposite sex.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 7:08:13 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: ScottinVA
"...slamming it in my face."

And we're talking about queers here? Wrong choice of words there, FRiend.

35 posted on 07/24/2012 7:08:33 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile (What if Jesus comes back like that?)
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To: dayglored

You are correct. It was a cosmmonaut woman who was first. Let me rephrase, said cosmonaut was the first to return to earth. A prior soviet woman burned up on re-entry. Her initial distress calls were reputed to be heard by two Italian ham operators.


36 posted on 07/24/2012 7:09:23 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Who?


37 posted on 07/24/2012 7:09:40 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Uncle Slayton

She’s not around to refute anything said about her.


38 posted on 07/24/2012 7:09:40 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: cripplecreek

Didn’t matter at all. Just heard about it with these reports the last couple days. I always regarded her as wonderfully accomplished in a way the Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton can’t match.


39 posted on 07/24/2012 7:10:17 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Explains why she died so early at 61. The life expectancy for women in the US is 78. Even longer for folks who are in the physical condition that astronauts maintain.

You want to explain how being a lesbian causes pancreatic cancer? Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer at age 56. Was he a lesbian too?

Just... shut up.

40 posted on 07/24/2012 7:10:43 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Found it.

The First Woman in Space

41 posted on 07/24/2012 7:11:00 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: La Lydia
You think our government, under President Reagan, placed a lesbian in a position to be idolized by our daughters by sending her in to space?

It's worse. If you look at the timeline, the government turned her lesbian by sending her into space.

42 posted on 07/24/2012 7:11:00 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

She never had a Prople Magazine coming out that I recall, so I admire her accomplishments even more as she apparently wanted her legacy to be one of science not sexuality. RIP.


43 posted on 07/24/2012 7:13:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
"I did not write the story, but now we as a nation must contend with the reality that our government placed a lesbian in a position to be idolized by our young daughters."

Well said and true.


44 posted on 07/24/2012 7:13:32 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Paradox

I once heard Bob Grant say that long ago homosexuality was the love that dare not speak its name. Now its the love that won’t SHUT UP! They’re here, they’re queer, DILLIGAS??!!


45 posted on 07/24/2012 7:13:41 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

THE_WRONG_STUFF_PING!


46 posted on 07/24/2012 7:13:55 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: cardinal4

> A prior soviet woman burned up on re-entry. Her initial distress calls were reputed to be heard by two Italian ham operators.

Geez, I never heard that before. Got a link?


47 posted on 07/24/2012 7:14:00 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: jimfree

I agree she had them both licked


48 posted on 07/24/2012 7:14:20 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Dude! And on purpose.


49 posted on 07/24/2012 7:14:39 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Do lesbians have a statistically shorter life span?


50 posted on 07/24/2012 7:14:57 PM PDT by nascarnation
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