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Glassunion

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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 01:17 PM Mar 2012

GOP files suit to prevent Democratic candidate from claiming to be an astronaut. [View all]

Hernandez was a crew member on the space shuttle in 2009.
http://www.lodinews.com/news/article_0b053d76-f38e-11e0-9336-001cc4c03286.html

I wonder if he also listed that he was a farm worker they would challenge that title as well?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/24/jose-hernandez-astronaut-title_n_1377389.html?ref=politics

Guy lives out the American dream... Did not speak English until he was 12, worked with his family one farms while growing up. Finishes college, gets accepted to the space program, leaves the damn planet and they(GOP) want to challenge his credentials by carrying the title of astronaut.

What ass holes.

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He isn't claiming to be an astronaut. Kalidurga Mar 2012 #1
Me, I'd call him an astronaut. Glassunion Mar 2012 #4
John Glenn EC Mar 2012 #16
Speaker Newt Gingrich ProgressiveATL Mar 2012 #20
but there is no confirmed report of his ever returning from orbit. ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2012 #26
I've always found that odd. Why are politicians no longer in office still Fla Dem Mar 2012 #27
And yet Mz Pip Mar 2012 #2
Word :-) ProgressiveATL Mar 2012 #21
Flat Earthers don't believe orbital flight possible, anyway. n/t IDemo Mar 2012 #3
How incredibly petty. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2012 #5
Imagine if the R's win and candidates are required to tell only exact truths Sweet dreams. Scuba Mar 2012 #6
That's like saying a Marine is no longer a Marine mainer Mar 2012 #7
I'm a pilot, even though I haven't flown for thirty years. Downwinder Mar 2012 #8
Unlike Palin - who is still called Governor... (nt) ehrnst Mar 2012 #9
I thought it was Half Governor..... groundloop Mar 2012 #10
Once you've been an astronaut you are always introduced as an astronaut. Ask John Glen. The Wielding Truth Mar 2012 #11
So retired Senators and Congressmen lose their titles when they retire? LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2012 #12
It wasn't that long ago when the Repubs were having hizzies about frivious lawsuits. sarge43 Mar 2012 #13
The Repukes are giving Hernandez better publicity than he can buy. SDjack Mar 2012 #14
We should countersue for their claims of being "human". bluedigger Mar 2012 #15
I hope his campaign can capitalize on this petty behavior. Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #17
Even though "Joe" was never a plumber, he's still "Joe the Plumber".. denbot Mar 2012 #18
Joe was a plumber, and Hernandez will always be an astronaut jmowreader Mar 2012 #23
Job bills? Who cares? We have to keep this one guy from calling himself an astronaut. sakabatou Mar 2012 #19
I bet he filed more xxqqqzme Mar 2012 #22
Seems to me NASA regards it as a permanent status muriel_volestrangler Mar 2012 #24
This lawsuit is great for Hernandez. Now EVERYONE will know he flew in space. mainer Mar 2012 #25
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