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Forget the Democratic haters — Bezos flight
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 7/21/2021 12:32:08 AM

An American born to a 17-year-old mother, adopted at the age of 4 by her newly wedded Cuban immigrant husband and raised in middle-class circumstances in Texas and Florida, gave a valedictory speech at his high school graduation speech in 1982. His goal in life, Jeff Bezos said, was to colonize space. On Tuesday, Bezos blasted off into the upper atmosphere on a craft he paid for in part with the unprecedented fortune he has made as the greatest retailer of the 21st century. History may record not that Bezos created Amazon, but rather that he was our age’s Magellan. Following the trip into space last week

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 7/21/2021 12:58:26 AM (No. 851916)
Bezos is a crazy leftist hater.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Come And Take It 7/21/2021 1:16:46 AM (No. 851930)
A fawning, groveling tongue-bath of a rich communist. Blecch.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Schnapps 7/21/2021 1:25:16 AM (No. 851940)
His goal in life was to colonize space. The sooner the better.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 7/21/2021 1:47:12 AM (No. 851961)
FTA: Still, experts are undecided as to whether this space race is merely an ego-fueled fad by the ultra-wealthy, or will have long-term liftoff. No matter, it will encourage our children to aim high, dream and pray for wisdom and the innate/God-given, long-term goals, to persevere, and Trust God for any and all results... Remember Roman’s 8:28, ...”all things work together...” MAGA
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Reply 5 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 7/21/2021 2:31:57 AM (No. 851968)
Liz Claman was gushing about how Bezos achieved his flight on a much smaller budget than any NASA or other government launch. Seriously? Comparing a 10-minute sub-orbital toss to a shuttle launch into orbit and safe re-entry through the atmosphere? Suppose one of the paying passengers needed to use the lav during their 3 minutes of weightlessness - how much would it have cost Blue Origin to install so much as a zero-gravity commode on their vehicle? And that's just the beginning. And some reality-based facts: 1) Branson beat him to it. 2) Musk beat him to the deployment of reusable boosters. Bezos brags that he has a $100 million in reservations; Musk has billions in Air Force contracts to develop rockets that will launch the next generation of ICBM's.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: philsner 7/21/2021 7:52:15 AM (No. 852069)
It isn't "hate" to pan the fact that NASA did the same thing 50 years ago. Big deal Bezos. Better lede: Forget the anti-Trump gold diggers.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/21/2021 8:53:29 AM (No. 852152)
And of all the new explorers doing what NASA did 50 years ago no mention of China. These exceptional American will obliterate any Chinese accomplishments in space. By the time the Chinese land on the moon they will be able to land at the Muskville Interplanetary Spaceport. Presently ... Musk 1 ... Bezos 2 ... Branson 3
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFNader 7/21/2021 8:57:59 AM (No. 852160)
They don't call him "Podwhoritz" for nothin'!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 7/21/2021 9:02:58 AM (No. 852165)
They call achieving an altitude of 62 miles "going into space" but many test pilots have done that in the past. Yeager's Bell X1 could have achieved that in the 1950s with a little tweaking. Color me unimpressed. If Bezos wanted to make history he should set course for the sun and give us a good demonstration of a modern Icarus.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RayLRiv 7/21/2021 9:12:33 AM (No. 852181)
Jayapal's face in that article is enough to send anybody fleeing into a no-return trip into space.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: red1066 7/21/2021 9:25:10 AM (No. 852202)
First of all, let's get rid of the democratic haters crap. We don't hate anything democratic, we hate democrats that hate democratic ideals.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 7/21/2021 10:10:58 AM (No. 852253)
think about all the jokes about the shape of his rocket. Now look at the side of the next amazon delivery truck. I think Ol' Jeff is hands on (bad thought) of design of both. I think he should double down on the logo and add a pair of jet engines to the logo on his planes and perhaps a pair of wheels to the logo on delivery trucks.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 7/21/2021 1:42:00 PM (No. 852541)
The uber-wealthy are free to spend their money any way they want. However, once they have multiple homes, private jets, helicopters, yachts, gas-guzzling cars and the other toys of the rich, get themselves shot up into the upper atmosphere for 10-15 minutes, or fly themselves to another city for a particular burger, they have no right to lecture me on my carbon footprint. If they are foolish enough to try, I will denounce them for the hypocrites they are and ignore them forever more.
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