RANT: Politicians and their stooge take the “don’t ask me” route


Friday, February 27, 2009

What About the Families?

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Even by Washington standards, there’s something particularly feckless about the change in media coverage rules for the homecoming of our fallen troops.

Earlier this week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the press will be allowed to cover the return of their remains to Dover AFB, Delaware, but only on a case-by-case basis. Before being allowed to report (and photograph) the arrival of those flag-draped coffins, media outlets must gain permission from the families of slain personnel.

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That should be the real legacy of our war dead–not some fleeting image from Dover AFB, aimed at advancing a certain point-of-view. Secretary Gates should learn to respect the wishes of most military families and the majority of those who have served in the War on Terror. As the Pentagon’s most powerful official, Dr. Gates has the obligation to disagree with his boss–when the situation warrants–and tell the media “no.”

This is one of those times.

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The politicians and their stooge Gates are putting the families of the returning dead vets on the hot seat.
Just not fair! Just not proper! Just not appropriate!
Gates should revisit that BAD decision!
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FUN: If you vote for McCain, bad things will happen

Every once in a while my Luddite friend finds a inet fable that is humorous. (I doubt he wrote this himself. The BCC gives it away.)

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I have to admit it. My liberal friends were right.

They told me if I voted for McCain, the nation’s Hope would deteriorate, and sure enough there has been a 20 point drop in the Consumer Confidence Index since the election, reaching a lower point than any time during the Bush administration.

They told me if I voted for McCain, the US would become more deeply embroiled in the Middle East, and sure enough tens of thousands of additional troops are scheduled to be deployed into Afghanistan.

They told me if I voted for McCain, that the economy would get worse and sure enough unemployment is approaching 8.8% and the new stimulus packages implemented recently have sent the stock market lower than at any time since 1997.

They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more “crooks” in high ranking positions in Federal government and sure enough, several recent cabinet nominees and Senate appointments revealed resumes of bribery and tax fraud.

Well I ignored my Democrat friends in November and voted for McCain. And they were right… many of their predictions have come true.

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Well, in actuality, he buys into the two party illusion. I’m working on making him a little L libertarian. Then, we’ll convert him to be a voluntaryist!
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