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Gayle in MD
03-05-2010, 01:34 PM
LMAO! This is good. The letter is real, he sent it out alright, but included dead people, and even some who are alive, but who never signed it.

Typical McCain.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On the matter of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) once promised that he would listen to "leaders in the military," telling people that the "day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, Senator, we ought to change the policy, then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it." But when those military leaders came to him and told him it was time to change the policy, McCain retreated from his previous pledge, because it turns out he gets to pick and choose which military leaders he gets to heed.

And in this case, McCain has chosen the signatories of a letter signed by "over a thousand retired and flag general officers," among other folks. But, as noted by Amanada Terkel, that letter turns out to be something of an exercise in ghost whispering:

...a new Servicemembers United report obtained in advance by DC Agenda severely undermines the legitimacy of this letter. Some of the problems:

- The average age of the officers is 74. The "oldest living signer is 98, and several signers died in the time since the document was published." Servicemembers United Executive Director Alex Nicholson added that only "a small fraction of these officers have even served in the military during the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' period, much less in the 21st century military," so it's hard to believe that they "know how accepting and tolerant 18- and 21-year-olds are today."

- "At least one signer, Gen. Louis Menetrey, was deceased when the letter was published and didn't sign the document himself. According to a footnote on the letter, his wife signed the document for him after his death using power of attorney -- six years after Alzheimer's disease robbed him of the ability to communicate."


Additionally, there's the little problem of those living signatories who "never agreed" to sign the letter, as well as a handful who have some remarkably backward views on the world in which we live, such as this guy.

Anyway, for his next trick, John McCain will produce an 1876 letter from General George Armstrong Custer that reads, "No, no, don't worry, I can totally take these guys!"
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Deeman3
03-05-2010, 01:51 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LMAO! This is good. The letter is real, he sent it out alright, but included dead people, and even some who are alive, but who never signed it.

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<span style="color: #FF0000">As you know, I didn't vote for McCain but it appears if he is using dead people to make a point he is taking another play right out of the Chicago Democratic Playbook.

I am shocked... </span>

wolfdancer
03-05-2010, 02:17 PM
we've come a long way since then, which is why we are the progressive party.
Apparently your pols are still using the Nixon handbook...

Deeman3
03-05-2010, 02:18 PM
Actually, the Lincoln handbook, you know, suspending Habius Corpus and such. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Gayle in MD
03-05-2010, 02:22 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">we've come a long way since then, which is why we are the progressive party.
Apparently your pols are still using the Nixon handbook... </div></div>

Very true, and then we have to consider also, most of the less desirable party members were purged from our party after the civil rights decision, and replaced by far better educated members, more in touch with the principles on which this country was founded, such as equal rights, civil rights, personal rights to privacy and control over one's own body and private decisions, and the Separation of Chruch and State, for example.

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We have come a long way, indeed!

LWW
03-07-2010, 08:52 AM
And it's wrong whenever it's done.

LWW

Qtec
03-08-2010, 07:09 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LMAO! This is good. The letter is real, he sent it out alright, but included dead people, and even some who are alive, but who never signed it.

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<span style="color: #FF0000">As you know, I didn't vote for McCain but it appears if he is using dead people to make a point he is taking another play right out of the Chicago Democratic Playbook.

I am shocked... </span> </div></div>


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Deeman, when you make a joke like that you have to say like [ joke ] at the end or some people might take actually you serious..............LOL

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Qtec
03-08-2010, 07:26 PM
MO.

When this subject came up last time John was "I don't know. I will leave itt up to the Coms in the field" and of course they were against repealing the DADT...and John was happy with that.

FFW. Same situation but the Coms now say repeal DADT and John is not happy with that.
John looks like the big fat hypocrite that he is.

Hence the list.

Q