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R.I.P. Sen. Inouye, Hero of the 442nd (Hero of Immense Proportions)
National Review ^ | Daniel Foster

Posted on 12/17/2012 6:19:58 PM PST by indianrightwinger

We have just learned that Senator Daniel Inouye (D., Hawaii) has passed away at 88. Whatever else the president pro tempore of the Senate was, he was a Nazi-socking badass of a G.I.:

In the fall of 1944, Inouye’s unit was shifted to the French Vosges Mountains and spent two of the bloodiest weeks of the war rescuing a Texas Battalion surrounded by German forces. The rescue of “The Lost Battalion” is listed in the U.S. Army annals as one of the most significant military battles of the century. Inouye lost ten pounds, became a platoon leader and won the Bronze Star and a battlefield commission as a Second Lieutenant.

Back in Italy, the 442nd was assaulting a heavily defended hill in the closing months of the war when Lieutenant Inouye was hit in his abdomen by a bullet which came out his back, barely missing his spine. He continued to lead the platoon and advanced alone against a machine gun nest which had his men pinned down. He tossed two hand grenades with devastating effect before his right arm was shattered by a German rifle grenade at close range. Inouye threw his last grenade with his left hand, attacked with a submachine gun and was finally knocked down the hill by a bullet in the leg.

Dan Inouye spent 20 months in Army hospitals after losing his right arm. On May 27, 1947, he was honorably discharged and returned home as a Captain with a Distinguished Service Cross (the second highest award for military valor), Bronze Star, Purple Heart with cluster and 12 other medals and citations.

Aloha Senator.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; danielinouye; heroes; inouye; nazi; opfortunateson; senate; tribute; veteran; wwii
I am not a fan of his politics. But, I can't but grieve his death as he died an American hero!! Salute to this Senator.
1 posted on 12/17/2012 6:20:06 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

One hell of a soldier.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 6:26:23 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: indianrightwinger

He was the real deal. A tough SOB among an outfit of tough SOB’s.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 6:29:03 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: indianrightwinger

always sad to lose another WW2 vet. They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 6:30:45 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals.)
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To: indianrightwinger

Sorry, barve man, liberal wackjob and rapist. I don’t hold predators in any regard. He should be flushed, I hope the women he raped protest inside where the dem’s will have him lying in state.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 6:32:14 PM PST by waynesa98
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To: indianrightwinger

He was definitely the honey badger of the 442: http://www.badassoftheweek.com/inouye.html


6 posted on 12/17/2012 6:42:51 PM PST by rotstan
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To: waynesa98

Rapes?

Did a search and didn’t find.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 6:43:46 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: rotstan
Thanks for the link:

"My father just looked straight ahead, and I looked straight ahead, and then he cleared his throat and said, 'America has been good to us. It has given me two jobs. It has given you and your sisters and brothers education. We all love this country. Whatever you do, do not dishonor your country. Remember – never dishonor your family. And if you must give your life, do so with honor.' I knew exactly what he ment. I said, 'Yes, sir. Good-bye."
Daniel Inouye

RIP, One Great American.

8 posted on 12/17/2012 6:54:55 PM PST by jwsea55
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To: waynesa98

Hope you have something to back up your previously unheard of and rash claim, otherwise prepare to don the asbestos suit.

No one here will defend his liberal politics, but he was a true and patriotic hero.


9 posted on 12/17/2012 6:55:22 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: indianrightwinger

I am sorry at the Old mans passing, but why do we allow people to remain in the senate until they die.

We should have a mandatory retirement for all politicians.


10 posted on 12/17/2012 6:55:30 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Sorry. This thread was meant to honor his American Heroism (highest order). Not his “Senate job till death.”


11 posted on 12/17/2012 6:58:47 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: X-spurt

Patriotic hero of the “upper most” creed. Amen!


12 posted on 12/17/2012 6:59:53 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: Venturer
The longer they stay the more IOUs they collect and the more pork they bring home to their district.

Term limits should be worth experimenting with it. If it didn't prove out we could just back to the “die in office” limit.

We have a legislative format in Texas where the Legislature is only in-session part time. Nationally, this could cut way back on the never ending waterfall of new laws that don't really do much that is new or needed.

13 posted on 12/17/2012 7:07:51 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: indianrightwinger

51 years as a Democrat in the US Senate. Sorry. No Props.


14 posted on 12/17/2012 7:16:48 PM PST by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: indianrightwinger

“I am not a fan of his politics. But, I can’t but grieve his death as he died an American hero!! Salute to this Senator”

I can’t say it better than that.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 7:24:16 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Poison Pill

Praise when he fought against the totaritarians. Scorn when he joined the totalitarians. Wonder if there was a “Luke, come over to the dark side” moment?


16 posted on 12/17/2012 7:28:55 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: X-spurt

Repeal the 17th amendment?


17 posted on 12/17/2012 7:31:48 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: indianrightwinger; Venturer; X-spurt; Poison Pill

His fault his constituents voted for him time after time ?

I think not.

You want term limits, you make them happen.

Don’t go blaming the users, look at the enablers.


18 posted on 12/17/2012 7:34:25 PM PST by onona (Twenty Nine Palms)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
One hell of a soldier.

Yes, he was.
You have to wonder what happened to him that he would join the scumbag Democrats and help them destroy a once-great nation.

Oh well. RIP, I guess.

19 posted on 12/17/2012 7:42:15 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: indianrightwinger

By their works ye shall know them.

Brave actions performed due to the
necessity of the day in WWII in no
way make up for the willful deliberative
abuses of power and violations of the
Constitution this person committed for
half a century.


20 posted on 12/17/2012 7:46:38 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: X-spurt

1970ish hairstylist then 17, covered up by the dem’s establishment, Fairly well scrubbed now. But older political junkies will remember, last looked only one political ad left referencing the rape, in the victims own voice.


21 posted on 12/17/2012 7:58:01 PM PST by waynesa98
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To: indianrightwinger

He was a great soldier, but after the war something happened that was not good. He became a democrat and laid the foundation for today’s liberal fascism which now is destroying the USA.


22 posted on 12/17/2012 8:04:58 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: waynesa98

I thought that a hairdresser accused him of reaching under her skirt and groping her, not raping her.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 8:13:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney--guns not for recreation or self-defense"sole purpose of hunting down and killing people".)
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To: X-spurt
Nationally, this could cut way back on the never ending waterfall of new laws that don't really do much that is new or needed.

For a long time I thought that. But I'm not so sure. I think it would just be the same pass-a-law-turn-the-real-lawmaking-over-to-executive-bureaucracy that we have now. Squared.

24 posted on 12/17/2012 8:31:53 PM PST by jammer
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To: X-spurt

The problem, as I have heard it framed, is not the elected representatives; it is the horde of bureaucrats who provide the support staff for all the reps’ offices. They are not replaced when a rep is, they stay on (and on and on and...). Constantly getting fledgling reps into office would actually compound the problem as the staff would basically steamroll them by building legislation that the rep could never understand, yet would be pressed to put into law.

Now, requiring that the staff go with the rep could have merit. Yes, constant turnover of staff would mean less cunning and insider-knowledge to build trojan horse legislation, and a higher amount of honest folks in each office; it would also mean less efficiency and therefore would stem the tide of legislation, as it would take longer to produce readable bills. However, it would also make it much harder to build the occasional actually-needed bills in a way that makes sure they are properly written, and could result in overturning useful legislation on technicalities by private activists who know how to game the court system. Plus, neophyte lawmakers would be even more at the mercy of a potentially-packed Supreme Court or activist Executive Branch.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 8:39:51 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: jammer

The Burrocrats can not do anything the law they work under does not allow them to do. Yeah I know, this does not seems to stop the EPA, but even they could be reined in if Congress would do so.


26 posted on 12/17/2012 9:44:01 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: ansel12; waynesa98; X-spurt; fatnotlazy
WaPo, November 12, 1992:

Excerpt.

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) denied new allegations of sexual harassment made by nine women who telephoned a state lawmaker, most without giving their names.

The allegations follow public accusations against Inouye, 68, last month by his former hair stylist, Lenore Kwock, who said Inouye sexually assaulted her 17 years ago.

Kwock called Inouye's behavior both a sexual "attack" and a sexual "assualt." The only thing I rememeber at the time was the phrase "sexual assault." I don't recall any further details. [She also claimed he repeatedly sexually "harassed" her over a period of years; again with few details of what constituted the harassment.]

27 posted on 12/17/2012 9:54:48 PM PST by FredZarguna (Existence of Spellchecker.)
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To: fatnotlazy
Did a search and didn’t find.

Her name is Lenore Kwock.

From his obit in the Star Advertiser:

Inouye's closest re-election challenge came in 1992 when his Republican opponent, state Sen. Rick Reed of Maui, obtained a tape recording of Inouye's longtime hairstylist, Lenore Kwock, claiming Inouye had pressured her into sex in 1975 and later sexually harassed her. Reed was criticized — by Kwock and the leaders of his own party — for going public with the steamy allegations in campaign advertisements. Inouye denied the claims and won re-election with 54 percent of the vote, the lowest victory margin of his career.

More from the New York Times, 1992: here.

28 posted on 12/17/2012 10:14:32 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: indianrightwinger

Gee we have honor threads now that don’t allow other comments?

I didn’t know that.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 4:13:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: indianrightwinger

Bump


30 posted on 12/18/2012 5:08:20 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: FredZarguna
Don't understand the accuser's semantics argument, but harass is a damn long was from RAPE as the original poster loudly claimed.

I imagine 99% of us could be guilty of some level of sexual harassment at some point, unless queer.

31 posted on 12/18/2012 7:33:05 AM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: X-spurt
Kwock called Inouye's behavior both a sexual "attack" and a sexual "assualt." The only thing I rememeber at the time was the phrase "sexual assault." I don't recall any further details. [She also claimed he repeatedly sexually "harassed" her over a period of years; again with few details of what constituted the harassment.]

You--"I imagine 99% of us could be guilty of some level of sexual harassment at some point, unless queer."

Why be so dismissive of her claims of sexual assault, and what do you mean "us", leave me out of your disgusting claim.

32 posted on 12/18/2012 8:10:55 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney--guns not for recreation or self-defense"sole purpose of hunting down and killing people".)
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To: X-spurt
Reread my post. The original accuser had alleged sexual assault and ongoing harassment over a period of years.
33 posted on 12/18/2012 9:44:23 AM PST by FredZarguna (If there's one thing he has a lot of, it's a lack of humility.)
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To: ansel12

How sweet..... GoodBuddie.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 10:13:07 AM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: FredZarguna; waynesa98

Reread my post commenting on #5. Do you not agree the poster of 5 is FOS.

regarding “The original accuser had alleged sexual assault and ongoing harassment over a period of years”, clearly the hairdresser was complicit in not terminating services to the Senator immediately.


35 posted on 12/18/2012 10:19:47 AM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: waynesa98

Not the most honorable post ever made. You should be ashamed.


36 posted on 12/18/2012 10:23:16 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: X-spurt; waynesa98
It depends on the meaning of FOS. In my lexicon, he is not FOS, only PCS (Partially Containing Sh!t.) The Senator is alleged to have sexaully assaulted a woman who continued to see him. I don't know if English even has a word for that level of idiocy, but "complicity" is not the one I'd choose. Since the allegations never led to an indictment or conviction, I would not call him a rapist any more than I would call Bill Clinton a rapist based on Juanita Broaddrick's testimony.

They are both alleged rapists.

37 posted on 12/18/2012 10:34:29 AM PST by FredZarguna (Wavefunction = loosely, and incorrectly, state vector.)
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To: indianrightwinger

Truly a hero. However, he was originally awarded the Distinguished Service medal for his actions in Italy during WW2.
It was upgraded to a Medal of Honor by Bill Clinton in the 90’s.


38 posted on 12/18/2012 10:43:52 AM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: X-spurt

Too bad, you seem to have issues with women, and not getting facts straight.

That is weak, little sister.


39 posted on 12/18/2012 1:49:10 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney--guns not for recreation or self-defense"sole purpose of hunting down and killing people".)
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To: ansel12
You seem to have issues with facts of life viewed from some self imagined grandiose perch above all us sheep. Now give yourself permission to go back to gazing at that imaginary halo the mirror.
40 posted on 12/18/2012 4:01:06 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: X-spurt

You seem to have issues with women.

Trying to re describe “sexual assault”by a sitting Senator, and what Rush Limbaugh in the 1990s described as him groping her up under her clothing as he cut her hair, as mere “sexual harassment” and something that “I imagine 99% of us could be guilty of some level of sexual harassment at some point, unless queer.”, is just incredibly weak and weird, creepy actually.


41 posted on 12/18/2012 4:19:15 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney--guns not for recreation or self-defense"sole purpose of hunting down and killing people".)
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To: ansel12

Look up projection, my FRiend. This dude is perfectly happy with women in general. Only liberal progressive women give me a pain.

Go back to pretending anyone but yourself gives two hoots about what “our pretending protector sheepdog” barks about as the moon rises above the horizon.


42 posted on 12/18/2012 5:31:52 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: X-spurt

You need to look it up yourself, your posts are bizarre and creepy.

For you to dismiss claims of groping under clothing as “I imagine 99% of us could be guilty of some level of sexual harassment at some point, unless queer.” is just flat out creepy and without question it sounds like someone with deep problems with women.


43 posted on 12/18/2012 7:14:14 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney--guns not for recreation or self-defense"sole purpose of hunting down and killing people".)
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To: FredZarguna

Inouye did all of this harassing with one arm? He’s an overachiever... :)


44 posted on 12/18/2012 7:21:38 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: ansel12
Au contraire! Logic, common sense and reality only look bizarre and creepy to liberals. As is the plan.
45 posted on 12/18/2012 7:31:02 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: indianrightwinger
Dan Inouye, he died an American hero!! Salute to this Senator.

In 2000, his Distinguished Service Cross was upgraded to the Medal of Honor.

46 posted on 12/18/2012 7:32:07 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Poison Pill
51 years as a Democrat in the US Senate. Sorry. No Props

An American Medal of Honor winner.....Props

47 posted on 12/18/2012 7:34:41 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: X-spurt

Your posts only get creepier, by the way, Inouye was a creepy liberal himself, this woman thing might not be all the attitudes that you two share.


48 posted on 12/18/2012 8:51:22 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney--guns not for recreation or self-defense"sole purpose of hunting down and killing people".)
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