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McGovern moves to Beach
THE ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD ^ | Jan 11,2009 | swampsniper

Posted on 01/11/2009 10:00:05 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH -- One of the newest home owners in St. Augustine Beach, former 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern of South Dakota, said Saturday that he came to this area to enjoy its history and to escape the long winters in his home state.

"This is just what I need," he said. "I visited a few years back and was impressed. So, three months ago, I looked it over and decided to settle here. I've had a wonderful welcome from people."

(Excerpt) Read more at staugustine.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: elderly; florida; mcgovern

1 posted on 01/11/2009 10:00:05 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I seem to remember that except for one failed business McGovern spent his life in "public service". Is it ungrateful of me to ask where the money came to buy this?

he bought the perfect house: two stories, four bedrooms in a quiet, upscale, non-gated St. Augustine Beach neighborhood.

2 posted on 01/11/2009 10:04:33 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

He knows the ocean levels will stop rising


3 posted on 01/11/2009 10:06:22 AM PST by omega4179 (Bush Abandoned Ramos and Compean)
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To: DManA

Check your wallet!


4 posted on 01/11/2009 10:07:14 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: DManA

Given his age, he probably should have opted for a one story house.


5 posted on 01/11/2009 10:09:22 AM PST by PAR35
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To: omega4179

I go to the other end of the beach anyway.


6 posted on 01/11/2009 10:09:55 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

He won’t have to try hard to be a true son of the beach.


7 posted on 01/11/2009 10:10:24 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Hope he's got one helluva good air conditioning unit and doesn't mind spending summers indoors.
8 posted on 01/11/2009 10:10:48 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Just another liberal dim, trying to spend as much of the tax payers money as possible.

Spread the wealth--we all need to sacrifice so that people can continue to live on the dole...........

9 posted on 01/11/2009 10:12:03 AM PST by basil (weW)
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To: DManA
McGovern's first public service; 35 missions over Europe and a DFC.

I, for one, am grateful.

10 posted on 01/11/2009 10:12:29 AM PST by stormer
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

He’s a democrat, but I remember him to always be congenial.


11 posted on 01/11/2009 10:12:55 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: stormer

Yup, you get rich doing that.


12 posted on 01/11/2009 10:14:11 AM PST by DManA
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To: maine-iac7; cardinal4

I read in one of Stephen Ambrose’s books about George McGovern’s wartime experiences. He was a real hero, flying bombing missions over German positions in northern Italy, Austria and southern Germany from his base in southern Italy.


13 posted on 01/11/2009 10:14:40 AM PST by Ax
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Also FWIW he’s been out in front in *opposing* “card check” i.e. the union thugs initiative to change from secret elections to public ones.


14 posted on 01/11/2009 10:14:46 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Also FWIW he’s been out in front in *opposing* “card check” i.e. the union thugs initiative to change from secret elections to public ones.

Beat me to it.
15 posted on 01/11/2009 10:17:33 AM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
He'll be wlking up and down the beach at every low tide with his metal detector, looking for lost change, the occasional piece of jewelry......and who knows what else?


16 posted on 01/11/2009 10:18:38 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Congenial or sneaky? Hell, Barack Hussein Obama is "congenial". Fidel Castro is said to be fun at parties!

Cottonmouth Mocassins grin from ear to ear too!

17 posted on 01/11/2009 10:19:42 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Ax

I resent the implication that military service immunizes you from criticism the rest of your life. Tell that to Duke Cunningham.


18 posted on 01/11/2009 10:27:35 AM PST by DManA
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The lefties here in St Augustine are ecstatic. Folks like the “Grandmothers for Peace” nitwits who stand across from the Bridge of Lions with their ravingly offensive anti-Bush “peace signs” are practically fainting with joy. Yuck.


19 posted on 01/11/2009 10:29:19 AM PST by livius
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To: DManA
I seem to remember that except for one failed business McGovern spent his life in "public service". Is it ungrateful of me to ask where the money came to buy this?

McGovern became a millionaire from buying a couple of real estate properties.

20 posted on 01/11/2009 11:07:01 AM PST by freespirited
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
So McGovern moving from the frigid north to the frigid part of Florida?

-PJ

21 posted on 01/11/2009 11:12:29 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: DManA

He taught college for 4 years (at Dakota Wesleyan University, in Mitchell, S.D.), 1949-1953.


22 posted on 01/11/2009 11:31:38 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Why doesn’t George buy another hotel and run it into the ground like he did the last one he owned in Connecticut in the late 80’s?


23 posted on 01/11/2009 11:35:19 AM PST by Salvey
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To: freespirited

Funny how politicians luck into deals like that. Barry got a good deal on his house.


24 posted on 01/11/2009 12:05:33 PM PST by DManA
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Florida’s loss is South Dakota’s gain. Let the befuddled old fool die there.


25 posted on 01/11/2009 12:13:28 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: DManA

It wasn’t meant to immunize him. I merely wanted to point out that at one point in his life, he was an honorable man.


26 posted on 01/11/2009 12:16:23 PM PST by Ax
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My sister in law and her husband live on St Aug Beach. I am sure they are happy to have another liberal in residence there. Christmas was a blast here when I got into an argument over whether the Zero is a Natural Born Citizen. I still am holding out hope that he gets the hook off the podium on the 20th before he gets a chance to pull off the final fraud in this election by saying so help me God.


27 posted on 01/11/2009 12:23:15 PM PST by Mouton
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To: Ax
He was a real hero, flying bombing missions over German positions in northern Italy, Austria and southern Germany from his base in southern Italy

Great info. Thanks.

28 posted on 01/11/2009 12:37:07 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Ax
He was a real hero, flying bombing missions over German positions in northern Italy, Austria and southern Germany from his base in southern Italy. McGovern's service to his country in WWII is indeed laudable. But don't forget for Liberals that was the Holy War and even they supported our military then. The question is in what way did he serve his country after that war? I submit that being a Leftist senator epitomizing the anti-war rabble was not a positive contribution. Furthermore, the Democrat Party got delivered into the hands of the Leftist's radicals who control it today due to McGovern's "reforms".
29 posted on 01/11/2009 12:47:49 PM PST by Robwin
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To: livius

Too bad ole Peg McIntire missed this, she would have been camped on his lawn! I’ve been here since 1946, it sure isn’t the same place now.


30 posted on 01/11/2009 3:51:54 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: DManA

I dug this recent McGovern op-ed out for you. Appears that the experience of owning a real estate has had an effect on his thinking.

Either that or he’s been lurking here.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120485275086518279.html


31 posted on 01/11/2009 6:23:09 PM PST by freespirited
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A question for Freepers. I grew up in Michigan, which is mostly cold in the winter, but not bitter cold. (Rarely hits 0*).

Assuming you have lived in cold climate for much of your life is there any stats on whether moving somewhere warm at age 70 or later is actually good for you?

My Mom (age 78) found AZ too warm even in the spring and relocated back to the temperate zone.

I have this sneaking suspicion that while hot weather might feel good, it’s not as healthy as living in the cold.

Opinions?


32 posted on 01/11/2009 6:55:52 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

The happiest and healthiest folks I know winter in Arizona and summer on the BC coast.

Perfection.


33 posted on 01/11/2009 6:59:12 PM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: Jack Black

Gen. Victor Krulak, USMC, died in late December—he would have been 96 on Jan. 7, 2009. He lived in San Diego—who’s to say how long he might have survived somewhere else?


34 posted on 01/12/2009 8:52:48 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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