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Bill Young's first family emerges to tell their story (Rep, Florida)
Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 5, 2014 | Andrew Meacham

Posted on 01/06/2014 6:00:09 AM PST by GIdget2004

After Bill Young died Oct. 18 at 82, he was given a funeral befitting a legend. Speakers — including House Speaker John Boehner and high-ranking military officials — praised his skills at crafting legislation and advocating for his constituents.

There was a second theme amid the accolades: Bill Young, family man.

A lengthy photo montage showed the congressman with the three sons (one adopted) and eight grandchildren who resulted from his marriage to Beverly.

But no one mentioned the three children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren from his marriage to the former Marian Ford. Nor were any of those family members included in the photo presentation.

Then an unscripted moment changed the tenor of the service. It happened 1 hour and 39 minutes in, after speeches from two of Young's sons and a Marine corporal close to the family.

One son stayed behind at the lectern.

"I would also like to say that he also has three other children who are adults," Robert Young announced. He gave their names — Pam, Terry, Kimber — and said that they are "not really speakers" and that he "didn't want to put them on the spot."

"Actually, I don't know what their last names are," he added, eliciting nervous titters from the section closest to the stage reserved for family and friends, including more than 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Afterward, questions swirled about the congressman's first family. Why were they absent from the service and why were their names not included in most obituaries?

Hardly anyone knew it, but two of Bill Young's children mentioned in Robert Young's statement — Pamela Ernest, 63, and Kimber Butts, 59 — were actually seated seven rows from the front during the funeral.

Terry Young watched it on television from home.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: billyoung; florida; marianford
Long article, but an interesting look at how a politician's personal life didn't matter (before the Gary Hart days). CW Bill Young ditched his wife and children for his secretary and his new family, and never looked back. And his 2nd wife....she's a piece of work.
1 posted on 01/06/2014 6:00:10 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

his new family, and never looked back

I’m always amazed at how some men can do this.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 6:08:59 AM PST by FES0844
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To: GIdget2004

What a piece of crap this guy was! What kind of man does not return calls from his own kids???


3 posted on 01/06/2014 6:16:26 AM PST by madprof98
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To: GIdget2004

So which family gets the $175,000 death benefit that Congress hands out..or do they each get it?


4 posted on 01/06/2014 6:20:35 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: ken5050

His designated beneficiary.


5 posted on 01/06/2014 6:32:33 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: FES0844

his new family, and never looked back

I’m always amazed at how some men can do this.
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I’ve always wondered how anyone, man or woman, can walk away and never looks back at the children they helped bring into the world. How do they rationalize their behavior and how do they sleep at night?


6 posted on 01/06/2014 6:33:41 AM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: GIdget2004
In reading the adulteress’ comments, there's a lot of deflection there. Nothing any of us say can compare to what's going on in her own mind. She knows she destroyed a family and her actions and words betray her insistence the marriage she destroyed was loveless. I suspect she knows what's in store for her, and it scares her. Meanwhile, the precious time she has left on this earth is being consumed by bitterness. As it should be.
7 posted on 01/06/2014 6:38:53 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: GIdget2004

Disgusting. This kind of moral rot ought to be expunged from the conservative movement.

I believe in forgiveness for those who realize they failed and try to make amends. This guy, it seems, was unrepentant and brazen. Repulsive.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 6:39:54 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: GIdget2004

My husband had a father like this, and a step-mother like Beverly. She did everything possible to destroy their relationship, and he was all about himself and his new family. My husband is now 52 and has not spoken to him in 17 years. He calls him the sperm-donor. My husband is present everyday, in every moment of his children’s lives. The sperm-donor has an almost adult grandchild he has never met, and a grand-great child he will never meet. If he passed my children on the street they wouldn’t know him from Adam. It’s his loss...


9 posted on 01/06/2014 6:43:09 AM PST by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: madprof98
What a piece of crap this guy was! What kind of man does not return calls from his own kids???

The second wife sounds like a bat out of hell, and he richly deserved it. Hope he enjoys his time in purgatory, or worse. Very glad the first family told their story. Very sad that this stuff reflects on the Republicans, or rather, the GOP-e's Permanent Political Class. 2014: Throw all the incumbents out.

10 posted on 01/06/2014 6:43:31 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: GIdget2004

Interesting look as to what happens to a man after he was elevated to national nobility. After a few years breathing the rarefied air of Washington D.C. it seems to me like he went from a damn fine man to a typical member of the ruling class. As such he had to not only ditch the reminders of his past but to bury them. Common story among the Washington elites.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 6:46:53 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Tupelo
Interesting look as to what happens to a man after he was elevated to national nobility.

Another reason for term limits.

12 posted on 01/06/2014 6:52:50 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Night Hides Not

Term limits, that’s exactly what came to my mind. Washington, D.C. is a toxic environment which corrupts almost anyone if he or she is there long enough. We need to limit people’s exposure to this cesspool.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 7:11:46 AM PST by Essie
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To: Albion Wilde

“The second wife sounds like a bat out of hell, and he richly deserved it.”

I live in his district (relatively new to the area), and she has been in the news a lot since his death. She’s nuts. Among a variety of other things, she wanted to hand-pick her husband’s successor, and is very bitter that people, including her son, have not fallen into line to give her who she wants.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 7:12:44 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Bill Young was a Republican. If he had been a democrat this story NEVER would have been written this way...


15 posted on 01/06/2014 7:13:13 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GIdget2004

he was the rep for my district... which means i’ve not been represented very well the last few years (they would brag about him voting, but hasn’t stumped to sway opinion in years... leaving that up to Bilirakis, who’s done a great job)

hopefully, the upcoming special election on March 11 will change that for the better

Brig. Gen. Mark Bircher’s (Ret) put his hat in the ring last month:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3108100/posts
http://vimeo.com/80936692

if he’s for smaller govt, then that’s good enough for me. Allen West has endorsed him over the others, which has swayed me so far.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 7:22:40 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: conservaKate
I’ve always wondered how anyone, man or woman, can walk away and never looks back at the children they helped bring into the world. How do they rationalize their behavior and how do they sleep at night?

In the two instances I'm personally aware of, there's a domineering second wife, demanding that hubby have nothing whatsoever to do with his previous wife or children. Pair that with a "man" who is "whipped" and it's disasterous for the children involved.

17 posted on 01/06/2014 7:22:40 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: sten

btw, on Brig Gen Mark Bircher(ret)’s political philosophy:

“Mark believes the United States should return to its founding principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and individual liberty. During the course of his career, Mark learned that results matter and that leadership is more than a title. He intends to take those lessons to Washington. Representing the interests of the people of Florida’s 13th Congressional District, he will work to end the irresponsible spending that burdens our children and grandchildren with crushing debt, stifles our economy, and restricts the economic growth that is the key to job creation. He will work to restore the personal liberties of the American people. He believes public service to the nation is a duty of citizenship to the country he loves.”

works for me


18 posted on 01/06/2014 7:26:55 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten
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Florida Special Election (FL-13) : Brig. Gen. Mark Bircher (Ret) : A MARINE to Stop ObamaCare !




2014-01-03



Florida Free Republic Colleagues,



This evening I discovered that a great Patriot (endorsed by Col. Allen West) is running for US Congress in Florida's 13 Congressional District.

This is the Congressional seat recently opened following the passing of Congressman Bill Young (85) a couple of months ago.


Below is information excerpted from Brig. Gen. Mark Bircher's (Ret) campaign website.


I would encourage you to BOTH contact and help with his campaign, and if possible, make a MARINE donation.


Visit Brig. Gen. Mark Bircher's campaign website.


My Free Republic post tonight has "not" been requested or solicited by anyone, including "anyone" associated in any way with the Mark Bircher Campaign for Congress.


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Brig. Gen. Mark Bircher's (Ret) Background


Mark Bircher was born 1953 in Pensacola, Florida, to Lorraine and William Bircher. William Bircher served in the Navy and fought in the Korean War.


He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1976 and was commissioned a Marine Corps Second Lieutenant. He later graduated from Stetson University College of Law.


MILITARY SERVICE


Mark served on active duty and as a reservist from 1971 until his retirement in 2009 as a Brigadier General. As a Marine Corps aviator he flew the F-4 Phantom, F-15 Eagle as an exchange pilot to the Air Force, A-4 Skyhawk, F/A-18 Hornet, and OV-10 Bronco.


From 1985 through 1987 he served as a member of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. He is a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TopGun).



Mark's leadership positions include:

Commanding Officer, Marine Observation Squadron 4

Commanding Officer, Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron 142

Deputy Commander, Marine Aircraft Group 42

Deputy Commanding General, First Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA

Commanding General, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, New Orleans, LA

Commanding General, Marine Forces South, Miami, FL.



Mark deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and Bronze Star Medal.




PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Mark works as a commercial airline pilot flying the Boeing 777. He is a member of the Florida Bar.




PERSONAL

Mark and his wife Jacqueline have been married since 2001; their son Bill is 10. They live in Seminole, Florida.

Mark’s hobbies include reading, history, Constitutional history, astronomy, the Tampa Bay Rays, and anything involving his son. He is a member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association and the Blue Angels Association.



POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Mark believes the United States should return to its founding principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and individual liberty.

During the course of his career, Mark learned that results matter and that leadership is more than a title.

He intends to take those lessons to Washington. Representing the interests of the people of Florida's 13th Congressional District, he will work to end the irresponsible spending that burdens our children and grandchildren with crushing debt, stifles our economy, and restricts the economic growth that is the key to job creation. He will work to restore the personal liberties of the American people.

He believes public service to the nation is a duty of citizenship to the country he loves.








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19 posted on 01/06/2014 7:28:17 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: GOPJ

Who cares? A piece of crap is a piece of crap. I’m sick of defending evil people because they parade around with an R after their names.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 7:58:18 AM PST by madprof98
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To: conservaKate

Agree with you, I couldn’t do it either & just don’t get how others can but they do. My conscience would eat me alive.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 9:05:06 AM PST by FES0844
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To: GIdget2004

I dated his daughter Kimber in High School and knew his son Terry. I had dinner at his house with his family back when he was first elected to Congress. I met Bill Young in Kuwait in 1999 and reminded him we had met when I dated Kimber, he spoke for a few minutes about her but I sensed there was a split from his first family.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 9:21:00 AM PST by Paratrooper
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To: GOPJ
Bill Young was a Republican. If he had been a democrat this story NEVER would have been written this way...

Ding, ding. A winner! Remember that there's a special election on March 11th. What better way to give the D a boost than to show the Republicans in the worst possible light?

This is how the dark side plays the game. The media could not care less about family morals...unless it happens to conform to their agenda. Don't find yourself a "useful idiot." That's my advice.

23 posted on 01/06/2014 9:26:58 AM PST by Gulf War One
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To: Gulf War One

We know their game...


24 posted on 01/06/2014 10:29:20 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: madprof98
The press works hand in hand with Democrats. You know that, right madprof? I assume you know because the only people who don't know that are liberals... They swim in delusion.

A news story pointing out an obvious flaw could be written about ANY person - including you madpro... But it wouldn't be written if you're a liberal - - and come to the attention of the press. But it would be written if you were a conservative.

That's the point.

It's not that liberals are so much more moral - they aren't - they wallow in their filth and are proud of it - or that conservatives are more/less perfect - they aren't...

We're not talking right or wrong here on an individual level - we're talking about the institutional ethics of manipulation and bias used by the modern press. In short the techniques they use to lie to the American people through omission.

25 posted on 01/06/2014 10:51:23 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: liberalh8ter

Women like her are a dime a dozen in DC. Used to see the Republican version all the time at Tortilla Coast (and before that when it was Heads) ... 20 something, often very attractive young women on a mission to bed, or better land, a Congressman. Worked with one, actually, who would shamelessly admit that she was trolling places like that, or the Cap Hill Club looking for a lonely Congressman ...

It’s a sick, sick, sick culture. To which very few are immune.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 11:56:19 AM PST by tanknetter (L)
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To: GOPJ

The press works hand in hand with Democrats.


I don’t recall any such exposes in the WaPo after The Swimmer’s funeral.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 12:07:36 PM PST by lodi90
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To: lodi90

Me either...


28 posted on 01/06/2014 7:42:36 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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