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  • White House re-lowers flag to half staff to honor McCain after backlash

    08/27/2018 1:17:40 PM PDT · by detective · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/18 | Brett Samuel
    The White House on Monday afternoon re-lowered its flags to half staff after drawing significant backlash for returning them to full staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Multiple reporters noted on social media that the flags were flying at half staff once again. The White House did not immediately respond to questions for comment on why the change was made.
  • McCain’s Kremlin Ties (Flashback to 2008)

    09/06/2018 5:14:36 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 2 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 1 2008 | Mark Ames and Ari Berman
    Over the course of the presidential campaign, John McCain has repeatedly emphasized his willingness to stand up to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as proof that only he possesses the fortitude and judgment to become the next leader of the free world. In his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, McCain lashed out at Putin and the Russian oligarchs, who, “rich with oil wealth and corrupt with power…[are] reassembling the old Russian Empire.”...Yet despite McCain’s tough talk, behind the scenes his top advisers have cultivated deep ties with Russia’s oligarchy—indeed, they have promoted the Kremlin’s geopolitical and economic interests, as...
  • John McCain combined bombing with wishful thinking. We should learn from his mistakes.

    09/05/2018 9:01:52 AM PDT · by OddLane · 18 replies ^ | September5, 2018 | Jim Bovard
    The late Sen. John McCain is being lauded far and wide for his long career of public service. Rep. John Lewis, the famous civil rights activist, hailed McCain as a “warrior for peace.” In reality, McCain embodied a mix of moralism and militarism that worked out badly for America and the world.
  • A funeral for a world that never was

    09/04/2018 10:10:47 AM PDT · by Romans Nine · 17 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 9-3-18 | Spengler
    Funeral services are not for the benefit of the defunct, who is beyond our praise or condemnation, but for the living, who know before long that they will follow the honored dead into a cold grave. Senator John McCain’s funeral was the most ostentatious that Washington has accorded except for a president, and much grander than the 2006 funeral of Gerald Ford, for example. The American Establishment took the opportunity to mourn a world that it imagined but never inhabited.
  • McCain in Suspended Animation Graphic: Need a Headline and Caption

    09/04/2018 8:34:53 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/4/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    It's obvious from the events of this pass weekend that the Uniparty, ex-Presidents, and Fake News have a soft spot for ex-Senator John McCain. The funeral was successfully used by these actors to take pot shots at We the People's POTUS, Donald J. Trump. A FReeper mailed me an observation that we should be grateful the Deep State doesn't create a permanent display of the embalmed McCain.  Consider the mausoleum in Moscow where Vladimir Lenin where visitor have seen his body and face behind protective glass for 94 years now. But I thought, what if the Deep State actually...
  • A funeral for a world that never was: Senator John McCain’s grand funeral was also a [tr]

    09/04/2018 6:06:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Asia Times ^ | September 3, 2018 | Spengler aka David Goldman
    Funeral services are not for the benefit of the defunct, who is beyond our praise or condemnation, but for the living, who know before long that they will follow the honored dead into a cold grave. Senator John McCain’s funeral was the most ostentatious that Washington has accorded except for a president, and much grander than the 2006 funeral of Gerald Ford, for example. The American Establishment took the opportunity to mourn a world that it imagined but never inhabited.
  • Egyptian media: John McCain is real Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood

    09/04/2018 4:49:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    "John McCain was a stronger ally than both Erdogan and Tamim" Egyptian media has accused the late US senator and presidential nominee John McCain of being the ‘Godfather’, ‘leader’, and ‘real Supreme Guide’ of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation. In remarks, he made during a talk show aired on Sada El-Balad TV, the Egyptian media personality and TV host Ahmed Moussa claimed that McCain, recognised in the US as a national war hero and longtime senator, was, in fact, the ‘real Supreme Guide’ of the Muslim Brotherhood. “John McCain is the real Supreme Guide of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, not Badee...
  • Media Obituaries Didn’t Give Us ‘The Full McCain’

    09/03/2018 11:34:36 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2018 | John Fund
    The sugary praise, often from former critics, does his memory no favors. The past week has featured so much extravagant praise of John McCain that Jill Abramson, the former editor of the New York Times, had to admit “McCain would cringe over some of the glowing tributes pouring in.” Take this example from The New Yorker: In death, McCain had finally become one with the country that was the object of his deepest faith, and any praise lavished on him, during the funeral proceedings or at any point afterward, would redound to the greater glory of America. Yes, of course,...
  • McCain: Brought people together, brought respect (labor day laughs!)

    09/03/2018 7:11:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 9/2/2018 | ellen RATner
    Last week I wrote about John McCain and received emails after the column appeared. One of them asked me why I did not talk about the Keating – John McCain was one of the five sitting Senators who was part of the Keating Five. This took place in 1989. According to Wikipedia, “Senators Glenn and McCain were cleared of having acted improperly but were criticized for having exercised ‘poor judgment.'” When I was in Iraq in 2003, after going to the house where Saddam Hussein kept women, one employee of the Ministry of Culture said to me, “Nobody perfect.” That...
  • The McCain Funeral: A Fitting Requiem for the Deep State

    09/03/2018 5:07:09 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 44 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Our long national nightmare is finally over. – Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday, August 25, was finally laid to rest on Sunday, September 2, after eight interminable days of honoring, memorializing and rank demagoguery, all of which the amazingly egotistical Senator planned for himself. And so, the nation can heave a huge, collective sigh of relief. I’ll get criticized for that opening paragraph, but I want those of you coming to bash me to remember that in 1963, our country suffered the assassination of a President. That killing took place...
  • How prog-left brass ‘Cat Balloued' Senator John McCain’s Memorial

    09/02/2018 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/18 | Judi McLeod
    Sincerity in grieving the more recent aggrieved comes in meaningful prayer not from political theatrics. It’s all over but for the private Annapolis, Maryland burial today, but did anybody bother to pray for the soul of the late Senator John McCain during the public memorial service, or was it just-poor-taste theatrics all the way through? Until the progressive-left moved in to politicize them, memorials were held to pray over the dead, asking God Almighty to show mercy on their souls.
  • Our Rulers’ ChiCainery

    09/02/2018 10:58:25 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 22 replies
    The Straight Line Logic blog ^ | 9/2/2018 | Robert Gore
    John McCain is buried, may his philosophy soon follow.Now they lay his body down, Sad old men who run this town “Kings,” Steely Dan (Walter Becker and Donald Fagen), 1972 Novelists can align their stories with whatever deeper truth they’re trying to convey. Real life is seldom so neat, but the death of John McCain can neither be separated from nor understood without appreciating its symbolic elements. The mourning functionaries and hagiographic media that laid McCain to rest symbolically buried, without realizing it, the philosophy he so epitomized. Send not to know for whom the bell tolled, it tolled for...
  • The head RINO is now dead and buried

    09/02/2018 1:40:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 107 replies
    We will not hear his insidious snark anymore. And we need not speak his name again except to remember the we remember Arlen Specter or John Boehner. The center of power is shifting, and we won't know to what extent until an election has intervened. On to the next battle! A Supreme Court nominee is on deck Tuesday morning.
  • Huma Abedin honors John McCain with first tweet in two years

    09/02/2018 10:26:21 PM PDT · by CptnObvious · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 02, 2018 09:33 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, tweeted for the first time in more than two years to honor the late Sen. John McCain on Sunday.
  • Gov. Christie Scolds ABC’s ‘Disrespect’ of McCain With Focus on Trump

    09/02/2018 7:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | September 2, 2018 | Nicolas Fondacaro
    While there were some overtly political statements targeting President Trump at the memorial service for Senator John McCain at the National Cathedral on Saturday, much more of the service was focused on McCain’s life. And since the liberal media is the liberal media, they wanted to opine ad nauseam about how President Trump wasn’t invited. But during Sunday’s This Week, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie scolded his colleagues for putting the focus on Trump instead of McCain. After letting ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega and commentator Cokie Roberts prattle on about Trump’s absence from the service, fill-in host...
  • McCain laid to rest at Naval Academy alongside old friend

    09/02/2018 5:22:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2018 | By Marisa Schultz and Laura Italiano
    John McCain was laid to rest Sunday on a green hill at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Md. alongside the classmate who was his “wing man” and lifelong friend. The Vietnam War hero, maverick senator and two-time presidential candidate was bid farewell in a private ceremony beside the Severn River by his closest family members and friends, along with military dignitaries and members of his academy Class of 1958. The Arizona senator’s final resting place is the cemetery near the fields and classrooms where he and his friend, Admiral Chuck Larson, met as young men six decades ago....
  • Sen. Graham weighs in on Meghan McCain's criticism of Trump: 'She is her father's daughter'

    09/02/2018 2:45:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 2, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Two former friends of Sen. John McCain say his daughter Meghan McCain's pointed criticism of President Donald Trump in her speech at the Arizona Republican's memorial service on Saturday reflected the character of her late father. "She is her father's daughter," South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "If you say something bad about her dad, you will know it, whether you're the janitor or the President of the United States. She is grieving for the father she adored. I think most Americans understand that." Former independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who joined...
  • Trump approved air force 2 to transport mccains casket to washington dc ( trunc)

    09/02/2018 7:21:22 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/1/2018 | Chistina Laila
  • McCain ends 81-year journey with burial at Naval Academy

    09/02/2018 6:31:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 142 replies
    AP ^ | September 2, 2018 | Staff
    John McCain is being laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy after a five-day procession that served as a final call to arms for a nation he warned could lose its civility and sense of shared purpose. The private ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, was as carefully planned as the rest of McCain's farewell tour, which began in Arizona after he died Aug. 25 from brain cancer and stretched to Washington.
  • John Mccain: His Real Legacy

    09/02/2018 5:52:09 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    ...."in his memoir "The Restless Wave". published last May, he called for a return to old-fashioned Republican values, pointed to the danger of the information onslaught being waged by Russia, and described how in December 2016 he passed on the dossier compiled by Christopher Steele alleging that Moscow held compromising material on Trump to the FBI...." "The Guardian"August 25, 2018 "Yemen Conflict: Saudi-led coalition admits mistakes in deadly bus strike" "Amsterdam stabbing: Afghan suspect 'had terrorist motive'" "Western countries urge calm after deadly Tripoli clashes" BBC News Headlines of September 1, 2018-The Day of John McCain's Funeral "You Social Democrats,...