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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Homer Hickam...know who he is... Reply with quote

Homer Hickam made an interesting comment on TV recently. In case you don't know who he is, Homer was a poor West Va miner's son who worked his way up to being an employee/scientist for NASA. He wrote a book called "Rocket Boy" which was later made into a great movie called "October Sky."

Recently, he was interviewed and said this, about the one-shot shoot down of the crippled satellite: "If this country's head was on straight, they would be holding a ticker tape parade for the Crew of the Cruiser, USS Lake Erie..."

"This one rocket firing boosted our National defense 100 fold . N Korea, Iran, China, Russia, all know now that we have a safety net that can accurately stop their incoming missiles even if they are out of the earth's atmosphere."

"Of course, that was the plan all along, and it was a dandy plan. I just hope that the next person in the White House doesn't scrap the system and begin baking cookies for the enemy."






If the wrong person wins the race for the presidency, they may do just that and that makes me a little nervous."

"At any rate, Kudos to the Officers & Crew of the USS Lake Erie. WELL DONE, BLUE JACKETS!!"

Funny, just last week Obama reiterated how when he's elected he will stop all missile technology and push for nuclear disarmament. If he were president now, we wouldn't even have been able to shoot that satellite down AND show the world that we CAN protect ourselves and will do so if the need arises.

Obamba doesn't want the rest of the world threatened by the creepy US of A. Something to run through the think-0-matic before you vote.
Jack S. Shipley, USN




Hell, He does not like to pay respect to our flag and yet wants to lead a the nation????
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The movie rocks! And he's a true American hero. The kind you never hear much about but give so much.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just have to ask ScoobySnak, the name of the movie you speak of? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll make it easy for scooby - look up in your original post because you posted it there as well. October Sky is one of my favorite all time movies also. Great message, clean, NO violence or killing and very well done. It seems like the only people who actually liked it or watched are the very same ones who also liked "A river runs through it" and similar movies.

The movie pretty much follows the book from the standpoint of how he was raised. Only at the end did people really get the significance of the movie which in my mind wasn't the relationship between he and his father but actually the significant role he plays at Nasa. I think the father son thingy was more his way of reconciling with his past.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bad. Embarassed Its been a while.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea he pulled that off the dusty book section of the forums Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Homer Hickam did NOT make the comments this post claims. Go to www.snopes.com, enter Hickam, and you will see where this is made up. Also, go to www.homerhickam.com to see what he has said and done.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philco wrote:
Homer Hickam did NOT make the comments this post claims. Go to www.snopes.com, enter Hickam, and you will see where this is made up. Also, go to www.homerhickam.com to see what he has said and done.
I just found this link, and even though I find "snopes checking" of everything on the internet annoying, this time I honestly did not even see that much discrepancy in snopes find to the email. Either way he was a pretty cool dude.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/hickam.asp

And welcome to the forum.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What he said word for word was close enough to this original post and quite frankly the Obama administration appears to be baking cookies for all sorts of people quite frankly we shouldn't have anything to do with (we can go ahead and call them enemies).

I'm not worried about a correction or retraction. If Tomcat wishes to post the word for word as an update I'm cool with that and then again if he doesn't and it happens to piss off a dem somewhere along the line I'm even cooler with that.

Oh and welcome Philco, glad to have you here.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be getting responses just the way it is. Wink Looks good to me. And more colorful. Very Happy
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