Capitol ceremony for WWI vet blocked

Capitol ceremony for WWI vet blocked

There are 28 comments on the Air Force Times story from Mar 4, 2011, titled Capitol ceremony for WWI vet blocked. In it, Air Force Times reports that:

West Virginia's two Democratic senators blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday after their hopes of having the remains of World War I veteran Frank Buckles honored in the Capitol Rotunda were dashed, at least for now.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#22 Mar 4, 2011
The Fourth Estate wrote:
I'm a veteran--and a liberal--and I don't think Buckles desrves any special recognition.
He's not a decorated veteran, just another guy--like me and millions of others--who served.
If he's entitled to be buried at Arlington, that's fine if it's what he wanted and his family chooses to do it, but placing him in the Rotunda, and lowering flags to half-mast, is inappropriate unless those considerations are given to all other veterans, too.
Makes sense to me.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#23 Mar 4, 2011
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
This years "summer of recovery" won't have the temporary part time Census workers to count in the "jobs" BS column.
reminds me of Chubby Checkers old "Twist" song.....
"Spin" again like we did last summer..."Spin" again like we did last year.....
Yes, we all know the economy must create about 300,000 Jobs a month just to keep up with new entrants but somehow the Maggot Obama snookered the gov reports and came up with a Lower Unemployment Rate even though no where near 300,000 Jobs were created.

What's the Maggot's Trick?

He moves large chunks of Unemployed to the "Not Looking" or "Left the Work Force" category found only in the U-6 Unemployment rate which distorts the other rate.

In other words, government LIED.
MidAtlantic

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#24 Mar 4, 2011
You people don't listen

The family did NOT want their fathers body on view in DC
They were glad of the decision. READ my previous post.
Also they DID NOT want the situation to be turned into a political debate.
Willas

Pflugerville, TX

#25 Mar 4, 2011
He is as republican as bloomberg is all democrats are wicked and evil as well as all who support them!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#26 Mar 4, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
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YOU ARE A LIAR, as usual.
From the article:
"Boehner spokesman Mike Steel said the speaker and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., would seek Defense Department permission for a ceremony for Buckles at Arlington National Cemetery."
From the article:

"Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin III both released statements saying the Ohio Republican had blocked the Capitol honor."

I think these two guys have a bit more credibility than you, bilgebreath.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#27 Mar 4, 2011
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
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From the article:
"Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin III both released statements saying the Ohio Republican had blocked the Capitol honor."
I think these two guys have a bit more credibility than you, bilgebreath.
you think???
ahahahaha...
now THAT'S funny!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#28 Mar 4, 2011
carey529 wrote:
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you think???
ahahahaha...
now THAT'S funny!
In the words of the great Jackie Mason,
"You're a schmuck, the biggest."
Ho Lee Schitt

Warrington, PA

#29 Mar 5, 2011
It is disgusting when a coward like boner who only served eight weeks in the military and was discharged for a 'bad back' can block the ceremony of a real was hero who actually saw combat and fought for this country! Disgusting!

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