Did you serve dumbar? The Duke did!<quoted text>
try a list of politicians that served from a older list.
John Boehner, R-OH - did not serve.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani - did not serve.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney - did not serve in the military but did serve the Mormon Church on a 30-month mission to France.
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey - avoided the draft, did not serve.
VP Cheney - several deferments , the last by marriage (in his own words, "had other priorities than military service")
Former Att'y Gen. John Ashcroft - did not serve ; received seven deferment to teach business ed at SW Missouri State
Jeb Bush, Florida Governor - did not serve.
Karl Rove - avoided the draft, did not serve
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich - avoided the draft, did not serve
Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association - did not serve --" weaseled out by getting a family doctor to claim he had a nervous disorder".
and a favorite republican
Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay - avoided the draft, did not serve . "So many minority youths had volunteered ... that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself."
yep most republicans talk the talk.
only a scant few walked the walk.
speaking of talkers
Bill O'Reilly, did not serve
Rush Limbaugh, did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst'
Sean Hannity, did not serve.
Antonin Scalia, did not serve
Michael Medved, did not serve
Charlie Daniels, did not serve
Ted Nugent, did not serve
Country Singer Toby Keith, did not serve.
Michael Savage (aka Michael Alan Weiner)- did not serve, too busy chasing herbs and botany degrees in Hawaii and Fiji
so guess you were drifting out of reality.
#46869 Feb 11, 2013
#46870 Feb 11, 2013
"it is almost a false argument to say that we have a spending problem. We have a budget deficit problem."
See we have plenty of money we just don't tax people enough according to Nancy Pelosi.
#46871 Feb 11, 2013
sure about that?
"He told friends he'd enlist after he made just one or two more movies."
"He even made a half-hearted effort to sign up, sending in the paperwork to enlist in the naval photography unit commanded by a good friend, director John Ford.
But he didn't follow through. Nobody really knows why; Wayne didn't like to talk about it. "
(During the war he'd gotten into a few fights with servicemen who wondered why he wasn't in uniform.)
unless you mean the movie character "the Duke of New York"
Issac Hayes-- his bio does not say he served in the armed services.
at least with a quick search of his name.
#46872 Feb 11, 2013
"Depending on external circumstances, such an individual may become one of three varieties of chickenhawk:
• If there is no draft, and the nation is at peace, the individual becomes a Common Chickenhawk;
• If there is a draft, and the nation is at peace, the individual becomes a Chickenhawk First Class;
• If the there is a draft, and the nation is at war, the individual becomes a Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross."
Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent
"This twit pretends to be a tough guy, but in 1990 he confessed that to dodge the draft he crapped in his pants for a week before reporting for his physical. It's understandable why — he's a coward. What's harder to understand is why the Army lets him entertain troops at Gitmo and Walter Reed"
Since: May 12
#46873 Feb 11, 2013
MASSIVE Dan the Man Derangement Syndrome going on this weekend.
The first symptom of DTMDS is the pathological and false belief that every poster you don't like is DTM.
These poor, sick bastards are obviously suffering.
We can only hope and pray that their terminal DTMDS brings them a swift and painless end. LOL!
#46874 Feb 11, 2013
LOL...They need universal health care!
Since: May 12
#46875 Feb 11, 2013
When you don't have enough income to cover your bills, what do you do? You look for more income.
The problem we have is that the GOP put two wars on the credit card, implemented a new Medicare prescription benefit on the credit card, cut government revenue, and then crashed the economy so that automatic spending on the social safety net increased.
It's too late to cry about spending too much - your guys already did that. Now's the time to talk about finding more income to pay for the bills you already racked up.
If it was your own household, you'd get a second job. How does the federal government pay its bills?- it raises more revenue.
How do you not understand this?
#46876 Feb 11, 2013
Jersey Duke you knucklehead!!
#46880 Feb 11, 2013
The list is way too long so I'll just make it simple
LIBERALS DID NOT AND DO NOT SERVE IN THE MILITARY? LIBERALS PREFER TO DEGRADE THOSE THAT HAVE AND ARE STILL SERVING?
End of discussion....
Since: May 12
#46881 Feb 11, 2013
Why would you say something so transparently false and so simple to disprove? Are you really this disconnected from reality?
Who served in the military?
Rick Noriega, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas -- joined the U.S. Army in 1979; currently Lt. Colonel in Texas Army National Guard, served in Afghanistan.(1)
Senator Jim Webb (D-VA)-- rifle platoon and company commander with the Fifth Marine Regiment in the An Hoa Basin west of Danang; was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts.(1)
Representative Tim Walz, D-MN - Twenty-four years of service in the Army National Guard, retiring in 2005.
Representative Joe Sestak, D-PA - 31 years of service in the Navy, rising to the rank of Vice Admiral.
Representative Chris Carney, D-PA - Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve, Carney served multiple tours overseas and was activated for Operation Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, and Southern Watch.
Representative Patrick Murphy, D-PA - extensive career in the U.S. Army from 1993-2004; earned Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation.
Representative Phil Hare, D-IL - Served in the United States Army Reserve for six years.
Representative Jack Murtha (D-PA)- distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a colonel in 1990.(1)
Former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt - Missouri Air National Guard, 1965-71.(1, 2)
Representative David Bonior - Staff Sgt., United States Air Force 1968-72 (1, 2)
Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle - 1st Lt., U.S. Air Force SAC 1969-72 (1, 2)
Former Vice President Al Gore - enlisted August 1969; sent to Vietnam January 1971 as an army journalist, assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade headquartered at Bien Hoa, an airbase twenty miles northeast of Saigon. More facts about Gore's Service
Former Senator Bob Kerrey... Democrat... Lt. j.g., U.S. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam (1, 2)
Senator Daniel Inouye, US Army 1943-'47; Medal of Honor, World War Two (1, 2)
Senator John Kerry, Lt., U.S. Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V, and three awards of the Purple Heart for his service in combat (1)
Representative Charles Rangel, Staff Sgt., U.S. Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea (1, 2)
Former Senator Max Cleland, Captain, U.S. Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam (1, 2)
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)- U.S. Army Reserve, 1968-1975.
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA)- U.S. Army, 1951-1953.(1)
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)- Lt., U.S. Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.(1, 2)
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)- U.S. Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91 (1)
Former Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC)- served as a U.S. Army officer in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons.(1)
Representative Leonard Boswell (D-IA)- Lt. Col., U.S. Army 1956-76; two tours in Vietnam, two Distinguished Flying Crosses as a helicopter pilot, two Bronze Stars, and the Soldier's Medal.(1, 2)
Former Representative "Pete" Peterson, Air Force Captain, POW, Ambassador to Viet Nam, and recipient of the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit.(1, 2)
Rep. Mike Thompson, D-CA: Staff sergeant/platoon leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army; was wounded and received a Purple Heart.(1, 2)
Bill McBride, Democratic Candidate for Florida Governor - volunteered and served as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam; awarded Bronze Star with a combat "V." (1)
Since: May 12
#46883 Feb 11, 2013
Who served in the military?(continued..)
- Gray Davis, former California Governor, Army Captain in Vietnam; received Bronze Star.(1)
- Pete Stark, D-CA, served in the Air Force 1955-57
- Wesley Clark, Democratic Presidential Candidate - 38-year career of public service in the Army, culminating as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
- Chuck Robb, US Senator from Virginia, served in Vietnam
- Howell Heflin... Democrat... Silver Star
- George McGovern, famous liberal, awarded Silver Star & DFC, dozens of missions during WWII.
- Former President Bill Clinton - avoided the draft through student deferments; in the autumn of 1969, Clinton entered the draft but received a high number (311) and was never called to serve.(CNN article.) "...it was his doubts about the morality of the war and the Selective Service system that led him to abandon the ROTC idea and to subject himself to a draft lottery. Only the luck of the draw - a high lottery number - kept him out. " (Jeff Greenfield, ABC News, quoting Gov. Clinton.)
- Former President Jimmy Carter, most recent recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, seven years in the Navy. "Except for his fellow service-academy graduate Dwight Eisenhower, no President of the twentieth century spent more years in uniform than Carter." (New Yorker Magazine)
- Former Presidential Nominee Mike Dukakis - United States Army, 1955-'57 (1)
- Former Senator/Vice Presidential nominee Lloyd Bentsen - B-24 pilot in WWII 1942-'45, Squadron Commander; earned Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.(1)
- Former Vice President Walter Mondale, U.S. Army 1951-1953
- Former Senator John Glenn, D-OH (1974-1999)- Served in WWII and Korea; extensive military commendations include the Distinguished Flying Cross on six occasions, and the Air Medal with 18 Clusters.
- Congressman Tom Lantos, D-CA - Did not serve in the US military; did serve in the Hungarian anti-Nazi underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg, is the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress.
- Representative Bud Cramer (D-AL)- joined the Army as a tank officer in 1972; served at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and continued military service as a member of the Army Reserve from 1976 to 1978.
It takes a special kind of willful self-delusion to say something as completely idiotic as this:
Since: May 12
#46884 Feb 11, 2013
Back from the front lines, the veterans listed below ran for Congress in 2006.
Why were almost all the veterans coming home from Iraq running as Democrats?
- Lt. Col. Charles Brown - California 4th District - 26-year career in USAF; jet and helicopter pilot; awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in the Mayaguez incident.
- Eric Massa - New Yorks 29th District - 24 years service in the Navy; also served as aide to NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark.
- Paul Hackett - U.S. Senate - Ohio
- David Harris - Texas 6th Congressional District
- David Ashe - Virginia's 2nd Congressional District
- Andrew Duck - Maryland 6th Congressional District
- Tim Dunn - North Carolina's 8th Congressional District
- Andrew Horne -- Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District.
#46886 Feb 11, 2013
Its official now, you've gotta be one of the biggest morons on the planet..
We already knew this but its official now.
You are the ruling King of all Morons ....
Take care now.....
Since: Sep 12
#46889 Feb 11, 2013
WOW! Really he get paid? I want paid too, who is paying smart guy?
#46892 Feb 11, 2013
In January 1968 Bush Jr was set to graduate from Yale University, making him eligible for the draft and, in all likelihood, service in Vietnam. Bush sought entry into the officer corps of the Texas Air National Guard, which would minimise his chances of being dispatched to Vietnam. Despite scoring low on the entrance exam, Bush was accepted.
The controversy over his military service has concentrated on whether his father, George Herbert Walker Bush who was a U.S. Congressman at the time, exerted influence to ensure his son obtained a 'soft' posting in the National Guard and whether he completed his duties sufficiently to justify his honourable discharge in 1973.
"Bush signed a six-year "military service obligation," he was required to attend at least 44 inactive-duty training drills each fiscal year beginning July 1. But Bush's own records show that he fell short of that requirement, attending only 36 drills in the 1972-73 period, and only 12 in the 1973-74 period."
Bush was assigned serve at the Houston Air National Guard base between 1968 and 1973. Bush graduated from flight school in November 1969 and undertook a further six months training in the F-102 fighter-interceptor. Between June 1970 and April 1972 he flew frequently with his unit.
However, in May 1972 he sought and gained approval to move to Alabama to work on the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Party candidate, Winton Blount. While in Alabama Bush was obliged to continue his duties with another National Guard unit. After failing to have an annual physical examination Bush was removed from flight duty on August 1, 1972.
Bush's military records reveal that he did not do any duty between April 16 and October 28, 1972 and missed training altogether in December 1972 and February and March 1973. There were no records of him having served with any unit in Alabama. It is a requirement of members of the National Guard that they accumulate a minimum of 50 service points in a year.
In May 2000 a story by Walter V. Robinson in the Boston Globe raised questions about whether George W. Bush completed his military service in the National Guard. The Boston Globe reported that "there is no evidence that he appeared for duty for a year just before his 1973 discharge from the Texas Air National Guard".
The Globe reported that "based upon extensive records of his service and interviews with former Guard officials, disclosed that Bush, who was a fighter pilot, ceased flying in April 1972 - 18 months before his discharge in October, 1973." While Bush returned to Texas in November 1972 he did not return to his unit.
"Thanks Dad!"- George W.Bush
#46893 Feb 11, 2013
In the March 19, 2004, edition of Capitol Hill Blue, Doug Thompson wrote about "The Most Dangerous Man in the World". On the anniversary of the launch of shock and awe in Iraq, Thompson says that the "invasion was necessary, we were told by our leaders, because Saddam Hussein was 'the most dangerous man in the world,' had weapons of mass destruction and had helped Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda kill more than 3,000 civilians in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
"President George W. Bush told the nation and the world he had proof of all this and Congress approved the rush to war, even though doing so meant scaling back our search for bin Laden in Afghanistan.
"That was then. This is now," he wrote. "Now we know that Hussein's so-called weapons of mass destruction did not exist because his scientists lacked both the resources and the expertise to actually build them. Now we know that our 'proof' of a hard link between Hussein and bin Laden came from faulty intelligence and any real link has yet to be proven."
"We know now that Saddam Hussein did not pose any real imminent threat to the U.S. Hussein was, at best, a sham leader who controlled his country through illusion, deceit and bluster. Ironically, he was brought down by a military sent into battle by another sham leader who controls his country through illusion, deceit and bluster.
"On the news talk shows this morning and in speeches throughout the day, the Bush administration tries to justify the war with Iraq by calling Saddam Hussein 'the most dangerous man in the world.'
#46894 Feb 11, 2013
the level of your post may earn you a check from Nickelodeon :-)
#46895 Feb 11, 2013
I said LIBERALS dingbat! All that work you did.....next time try to comprehend what you read.
#46896 Feb 11, 2013
From 1943 to 2005, you have 25 democrats that served! WOW! Pathetic! I notice Bill the molester Clinton isn't on the list of those that served and neither is Obama. Clinton as we know was too busy molesting women and Obama was too busy hating America.
Say Danny, I bet you never served. Probably afraid you might hurt yourself or get your little hands dirty.
#46897 Feb 11, 2013
"- George McGovern, famous liberal, awarded Silver Star & DFC, dozens of missions during WWII."
"He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II and as a B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe. Among the medals bestowed upon him was a Distinguished Flying Cross for making a hazardous emergency landing of his damaged plane and saving his crew."
"As a senator, McGovern was an exemplar of modern American liberalism."
Markos Moulitsas, a.k.a. "Kos" (leading liberal blogger)- Served in the United States Army, 1989-'92.
you really are slipping out of reality.
or your wrong and clueless.
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