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  • John McCain — A Once Great Man Made Very Small in Washington

    05/12/2018 7:59:41 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 59 replies
    Washington, D.C. does not create great men and women. It can sometimes reveal greatness. But for those who stay too long, Washington makes great people small and petty; and small, petty people unsightly shells. In Lord of the Rings terminology, it is the one ring to rule them all. And John McCain has worn the ring too long. It has distorted the courageous and selfless airman and POW he once was into a mere shadow of that man, driven to maintain the power, influence and affirmation of the entrenched power structure in D.C. — and in doing so undermining the...
  • Bob Dole endorses Donald Trump

    05/06/2016 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | May 6, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole endorsed Donald Trump for president on Friday, calling for the GOP to unite around Trump in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Dole's support gives the GOP presumptive nominee the support of another party elder on a day when other top Republicans announced their opposition. Trump inconspicuously announced the endorsement earlier on Friday at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska, as he ticked off the names of several prominent Republicans who have come around to his candidacy since he became the party's presumptive nominee earlier this week.
  • John Kerry 'pulsating' with propaganda

    10/30/2015 8:11:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 10/30/2015 | Carol Brown
    John Kerry just offered up such a load of horse manure that he outdid even the most outrageous of dhimmi fools (and there are a lot to choose from). Writing for Front Page Magazine, Daniel Greenfield reports on a tweet Kerry sent out on Thursday that read: "The Middle East today is the home of populations that are energetic, youthful, forward-looking. It is in them that we place our faith." Seriously? Yes, the secretary of state – a professional fool – is serious. But Kerry wasn’t finished. He had more to say. And he said it (again, pathetically, using Twitter):...
  • Attkisson: Trump Said 'Exactly Opposite' of What Is Claimed

    07/19/2015 6:19:07 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 34 replies
    News Max ^ | Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 08:48 PM | By Greg Richter
    The Washington Post's reporting of Donald Trump's statement saying that Arizona Sen. John McCain is "not a war hero" miscast the GOP presidential candidate's words, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson says. Attkisson, the former CBS News reporter, posted a fact-check of the Post's report on her website, saying that the newspaper had left out the context of Trump's remarks, including the ongoing feud between him and McCain. McCain called Trump supporters at a recent anti-illegal immigration rally "crazies." Attkisson also noted that although the Post reported Trump's initial statement that McCain was not a war hero, it did not report four...
  • Trump says he doesn't owe John McCain an apology

    07/19/2015 4:49:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | 07/19/2015 | By REBECCA KAPLAN
    Does Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump owe Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, an apology for demeaning McCain's war record at an event in Iowa Saturday? "No, not at all," was Trump's answer Sunday in an interview on ABC's "This Week." At the Iowa Family Leadership Summit, Trump said McCain - who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam - is "a war hero 'cause he was captured." "I like people that weren't captured, OK?" Trump said. The comments drew swift and biting condemnation from his fellow candidates and some veterans groups, who called on Trump to...
  • Parole Granted. Imprisoned American Hero Lt Michael Behenna To Be Freed!

    02/12/2014 9:40:20 PM PST · by curth · 14 replies ^ | 2/12/2014 | Defend Michael
    Parole Granted: Michael Is Coming Home! With tears of joy in our eyes we are happy to tell all of you that Michael is coming home! He called us this morning to tell us his parole had been granted and he will be released on March 14, 2014. So in one month Michael will finally be home with his family. Praise God from whom all blessings flow….. It has been, to say the least, quite a ride. Michael signed up for the Army in order to serve his country and honor the innocent people killed on 9/11. As a lieutenant...
  • Hit song inspired by war hero’s dad

    05/16/2013 12:23:07 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/16/13 | Kerry Byrne
    The father of a slain Bay State Medal of Honor recipient was stunned and proud to learn that his simple words about honoring the memory of his Afghan war hero son were the inspiration behind Lee Brice’s No. 1 country song “I Drive Your Truck.” “I’m floored. Totally, totally, totally floored,” said Gold Star father Paul Monti, who had heard the country hit before, but didn’t know until just two weeks ago it was about his son, Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti. Before then, Paul Monti said, he had found the song so hauntingly evocative of his son’s...
  • Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death

    10/19/2012 6:31:45 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/18/12
    The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel. Ronald Brown stepped on a land mine while on a mission in France in August 1944. The blast peppered his left leg with red-hot fragments and he was forced to crawl two miles to safety. But because of medical conditions of the day it was thought safer to leave shrapnel in his body. He survived the war but only ever told his family the basic story and said the accident had left him...
  • Ariz. Worker Fired for Euthanizing War Hero Dog

    11/20/2010 3:00:10 AM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 17 replies ^ | November 20, 2010
    FLORENCE, Ariz. -- A county employee in Arizona has been fired after mistakenly euthanizing a dog that saved soldiers in Afghanistan and lived through explosions in the war-torn country, officials announced Friday. The unidentified Pinal County animal control employee euthanized the female shepherd mix on Monday and was immediately placed on administrative leave. The dog named Target had been brought to the Phoenix area in August by Sgt. Terry Young after his tour of duty. Target frightened a suicide bomber inside a military base and potentially saved dozens of soldiers' lives, Young said. He said the dog was treated like...
  • No compensation for 100-year-old PoW Fred Collett - hero misses out

    04/25/2010 4:04:50 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 18 replies · 747+ views
    The Sunday Mail (Queensland) ^ | 25th April 2010 | Ainsley Pavey
    FRED Collett is a true-blue Australian war hero but the Federal Government has turned its back on the 100-year-old World War II Digger in his moment of need. Mr Collett escaped the clutches of the Germans in a rickety old wooden dinghy at the height of the war, dodging bombs at sea for three weeks to warn fellow soldiers of the enemy advance. But 69 years after his daring escape from a PoW camp in Greece to the island of Crete in April 1941, the Federal Government has told the ailing war hero "you're not eligible" for compensation. Mr Collett...
  • POW hero: Obama usurping rights of God

    02/11/2010 7:07:22 AM PST · by Britt0n · 12 replies · 725+ views ^ | January 30, 2010 | WorldNetDaily
    The man behind one of the most courageous and unforgettable broadcasts in television history is scheduled to speak at a Feb. 13 luncheon at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Jeremiah Denton, whose book "When Hell Was in Session" recently was republished by WND Books, will be talking about new stories included in the updated edition. Americans were introduced to Denton in an extraordinary TV interview in 1966. A prisoner during the Vietnam War, he was interviewed for enemy propaganda purposes and expected to renounce his nation's "war crimes." Instead, his defiant statement stridently reaffirmed his support for his...
  • Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Vietnam War Hero Robert L. Howard Passes Away at 70

    12/23/2009 8:13:02 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 28 replies · 1,070+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-23-09 | Bob McCarty
    Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Robert L. Howard, the only American soldier ever nominated for the award three times for three separate actions, died today in Waco, Texas, at the age of 70.
  • Wake Up, Mr. President! We're In A War Here [We Have A Boy King: 67% Ages 18-29 Voted For 0!]

    11/14/2009 11:03:15 AM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 909+ views
    NYPost ^ | November 14th, 2009
    Wake Up, Mr. President! We're In A War Here November 14, 2009 The Obama administra- tion's obdurate refusal to accept the reality of Islam ist terrorism was underscored yet again yesterday when Attorney General Eric Holder announced that 9/11 architect Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be brought to New York to be tried as a common criminal. What an outrage. Mohammed not only admits his role in the worst terrorist attack in American history but actually boasts about it. He should have been stood up in front of a wall and shot years ago. Never mind that the trial of Mohammed...
  • McCain’s Crooked Talk [**FLASHBACK 02/01/2008**]

    05/04/2009 9:10:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 638+ views
    National Review ^ | 2008-02-01 | Thomas Sowell
    We have been hearing for years that Senator John McCain gives “straight talk” and his bus has been endlessly referred to as the “Straight Talk Express.” But endless repetition does not make something true. The fact that McCain makes short, blunt statements does not make him a straight-talker. . . . . . Confronted with his lie on Wednesday night’s debate, McCain blustered and filibustered in a manner reminiscent of Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny, when he was caught in a lie during a navy inquiry. When confronted with any of his misdeeds, Senator McCain tends to fall back...
  • White Dove-Kum Ba Yah-Come By Here

    05/02/2009 7:03:02 AM PDT · by Revski · 20 replies · 742+ views
    Youtube ^ | 5/2/09 | Revski
    This is footage of a white dove perched on a branch and children singing the song, Kum Ba Yah, Come By Here.
  • Military service: A diminished campaign asset?

    07/01/2008 4:03:33 PM PDT · by Bishop_Malachi · 19 replies · 72+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 1st, 2008 | Tom Curry
    WASHINGTON - Once asked how he became a war hero, John F. Kennedy said, "It was involuntary; they sank my boat." Historian and Kennedy aide Arthur Schlesinger said this "deflationary wartime understatement" was an example of Kennedy’s nonchalance. In 1943, a Japanese destroyer sliced Navy Lt. Kennedy’s PT-109 in half, plunging his crew into waters aflame with fuel. As skipper, Kennedy saved the crew. Likewise, John McCain became a war hero when the North Vietnamese shot down his Navy plane. He endured more than five years as a prisoner of war. And during George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign, the...
  • McCain Distances Himself From Bush and Jabs Obama

    06/03/2008 9:01:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 82 replies · 262+ views
    ny times ^ | 6/3/08
    KENNER, La. — Senator John McCain marked the unofficial beginning of the general election with a speech here Tuesday in which he sought to distance himself from President Bush and to argue that he has stronger credentials as an independent agent of change than his all-but-certain Democratic rival, Senator Barack Obama. “For all his fine words and all his promise, he has never taken the hard but right course of risking his own interests for yours, of standing against the partisan rancor on his side to stand up for our country,” Mr. McCain said of Mr. Obama in a prime-time...
  • McCain’s Former Hanoi Cell Mate Describes Character in Deplorable Conditions

    05/08/2008 8:28:16 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 86+ views ^ | 9 May 2008
    John McCain rarely speaks about his experiences as a POW in Vietnam, but one of his cell mates at the Hanoi Hilton on Thursday described some of the conditions and character traits that earned McCain the commendations he received for his war service. Col. George “Bud” Day, 83, is the most decorated service man since Gen. Douglas MacArthur, with more than 70 medals. A living legend, Day was blown out of the sky two months to the day before the North Vietnamese shot down a propaganda prize, whose father and grandfather were renowned American admirals. “They told me we were...
  • Bhanubhakta Gurung, VC

    03/03/2008 7:55:14 PM PST · by 1066AD · 53 replies · 428+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/4/2008 | Unattributed
    Bhanubhakta Gurung, VC Last Updated: 2:37am GMT 04/03/2008 Havildar Bhanubhakta Gurung, who has died aged 86, was awarded a VC when serving as a rifleman in the 3rd Battalion of the 2nd Gurkha Rifles in Burma on March 5 1945. At that time the Fourteenth Army was making a drive toward Mandalay in central Burma, and the task of the 25th Division (of which the 2nd Gurkhas were part) was to engage in diversionary action along the coastal sector of Arakan. The 3rd Battalion landed at Ru-Ywa and advanced to the high ground east of Tamandu. Capturing the area would...
  • The Feminist vs. the War Hero

    03/03/2008 12:54:42 PM PST · by jdm · 16 replies · 116+ views
    Red State ^ | March 03, 2008 | by John Rohan
    Yesterday, while stumping for Hillary Clinton, feminist writer Gloria Steinem shamelessly decided to take a swipe at John McCain's service record: “Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’” Steinem said, to laughter from the audience. ...“I mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so.” ... “I am so grateful...