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As The World Burns, Obama Fires Hagel

Danny252 Wrote: Nov 26, 2014 8:53 AM
Austin Bay is such a nonentity as to not rate a Wikipedia article. IMHO, he's not fit to shine Chuck Hagel's shoes. Hagel could have sat out his service time safely in Germany, but volunteered for Vietnam. He served in the Reagan administration as a deputy director of the VA. but resigned his post over a disagreement with VA Administrator Robert P. Nimmo, who was intent on cutting funding for VA programs. Nimmo had referred to veterans groups as "greedy", and to Agent Orange as not much worse than a "little teenage acne. After leaving government employment, Hagel co-founded Vanguard Cellular, a mobile phone service carrier that made him a multi-millionaire.[27] While working with Vanguard, he served as president and chief executive officer of the United Service Organizations and the Private Sector Council, as deputy director and chief operating officer of the 1990 G7 Summit, and on the board of directors or advisory committee of the American Red Cross, the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, Bread for the World, and the Ripon Society. He also served as Chairman of the Agent Orange Settlement Fund and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1996, Hagel ran for the open US Senate seat created by the retirement of Democrat J. James Exon. Hagel's opponent was Ben Nelson, then the sitting Governor of Nebraska. Hagel won and became the first Republican in twenty-four years to win a Senate seat in Nebraska. Six years later in 2002, Hagel overwhelmingly won re-election with over 83% of the vote, the largest margin of victory in any statewide race in Nebraska history (see below or link to: United States Senate election in Nebraska, 2002). Having won election in 1996 on a promise of serving only two terms, he did not run for a third term in 2008. Some of the above information is excerpted from Hagel's Wikipedia article. If any of the other politicians in Washington were half as honorable or competent as Chuck Hagel, the USA would be a lot better off.
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Hagel Dismissed, But Not Missed

Danny252 Wrote: Nov 26, 2014 8:43 AM
Ken Blackwell isn't fit to shine Chuck Hagel's shoes. He is a failed politician whose main claim to fame is having lost the governorship to Ted Strickland in 2006, getting only 37% of the vote. Chuck Hagel has served his country honorably and well his entire life. Chuck Hagel, on the other hand has shown himself to be a man of honor and integrity. He is a patriot who put his life on the line when he could have honorably stayed safe. When he was a deputy administrator of the Veterans Administration he resigned rather than toe the line on the Administrator's lies about psychiatric care and Agent Orange. He has kept his commitments to his constituents when he could have easily gotten out of doing so. Vietnam When Chuck Hagel completed Advaned Individual Training in the Army in 1967, he was assigned to duty in Germany. Instead of accepting safe duty there, he volunteered for duty ion Vietnam, "because that's where the war was". While serving there he was twice wounded. The Veterans Administration At what was then the Veterans Administration, Hagel soon had run-ins with his boss, VA Administrator Robert P. Nimmo, who had described Vietnam veterans as “crybabies” and likened the health effects of the herbicide Agent Orange to “teenage acne.” Nimmo imposed tight budget restrictions limiting psychiatric counseling available at veterans’ centers, yet he spent more than $54,000 to refurbish his office. Hagel raised concerns with the Reagan administration, but the White House backed Nimmo, according to accounts at the time and interviews with associates. In response, Hagel resigned in June 1982. Later that year, Nimmo resigned in advance of a General Accounting Office report criticizing him for the renovation spending, which violated a presidential directive. Senator Hagel When He ran for Senate in 1996 he said he would serve 2 terms and get out, that he believed in term limits. In 2002 he won re-election with 83% if the vote. He kept his promise to serve 2 terms, and left the Senate in 2008. If any of the other politicians in Washington were half as honorable or competent as Chuck Hagel, the USA would be a lot better off.
I would encourage the Democrats in the House to keep Nancy as Leader forever. Once she dies, have her embalmed and put on display in the Capital like Lenin in Moscow (most people won't be able to tell the difference). She's one of the best reasons for not voting Democrat I can think of, though Harry Reid and President Obama are neck-and-neck for 2d place.
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Who Are You Calling Stupid?

Danny252 Wrote: Nov 13, 2014 7:06 PM
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln Unfortunately, that is often good enough for a fraud to get elected, and even re-elected.
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Who Are You Calling Stupid?

Danny252 Wrote: Nov 13, 2014 7:03 PM
http://web.ku.edu/~edit/whom.html “Who” and “whoever” are subjective pronouns; “whom” and “whomever” are in the objective case. That simply means that “who” (and the same for “whoever”) is always subject to a verb, and that “whom” (and the same for “whomever”) is always working as an object in a sentence. As simple and important as that distinction is, many people have difficulty deciding on the proper usage of “who” and “whom” in sentences. The two sentences below illustrate the easy usage in which “who” is clearly the subject and “whom” is clearly the object. In such simple cases, virtually everyone can determine the proper choice: Who is that masked man? (“Who” / subject [subjective case]) The men, four of whom are ill, were indicted for fraud. (“whom” / object [objective case]) When “who” is not the main subject of the sentence, however, many people become confused. They tinker and change who to “whom.” It was Thomas Jefferson, I think, who was the third president of the United States. Notice that “who,” not “whom,” is still the correct form as the subject of the clause that follows. The proper name, Thomas Jefferson, could be substituted for “who” to make a perfectly good sentence:
Using "do" instead of the correct "due" will not show up in spell check. Both are real words. Spell check does not correct context. Get a life.
The Second Amendment has most recently been interpreted to grant the right of gun ownership to individuals for purposes that include self-defense. At first it was thought to apply only to the Federal government, but through the mechanism of the Fourteenth Amendment, it has been applied to the states as well. More... Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. What part of "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" is so hard to understand?
We have dynasties because a lot of people vote on name recognition, and may be vague about which politician is which.
Mitch Landrieu is mayor of New Orleans. Another Landrieu ran for Congress in New Orleans this year. They are still around.
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Time To Obey God Rather Than Man

Danny252 Wrote: Nov 08, 2014 8:27 AM
Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
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