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    Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero

    Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero | NBC New York


    Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero


    A day after he defied his security detail and ran into a burning house to save a woman's life, Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he's a good neighbor, not a superhero. The mayor of New Jersey's largest city was treated and released from the hospital after suffering smoke inhalation and second-degree burns on his hands Thursday night.With a bandage around the thumb and first finger of his right hand, Booker said he felt terror, not bravery as he dashed through the flames with the woman over his shoulder. Though many are hailing him as a hero, he said he did what anyone would have done.




    wow, holy crap. This guy is impressive. Although I don't agree with much of his politics, this guy is a rock star.
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    Re: Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    wow, holy crap. This guy is impressive. Although I don't agree with much of his politics, this guy is a rock star. [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    This news is viral. Hearing about it everywhere. Don't know a thing about his politics personally to say anything about that but kudos mayor-man for stepping up IRL with more than just a pen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    This news is viral. Hearing about it everywhere. Don't know a thing about his politics personally to say anything about that but kudos mayor-man for stepping up IRL with more than just a pen.
    He's an inner city liberal. But someone I have a ton of respect for. He chooses as mayor to live in one of the cities worst areas. And deeply cares about his city and its people.
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    Re: Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    He's an inner city liberal. But someone I have a ton of respect for. He chooses as mayor to live in one of the cities worst areas. And deeply cares about his city and its people.
    Sounds like a true upstanding liberal/democrat. One not corrupted by the likes of the progressive/socialist/commies...
    If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin...it must be Obama

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    Re: Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero

    What amazes me is a thread on Willard's wife, or a Fox Poll draws hundreds of posts and one where a mayor risks his life can't draw flies.

    That truly was amazing...

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    Re: Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero

    If anyone is unfamiliar with Cory Booker's story...this is from a documentary called "Street Fight" about his struggles to get to where he is now.

    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero

    Awesome. It's wonderful to read about someone displaying humanity's good side for a change. This guy really is a hero, whether he thinks so or not. It's actually rather endearing that he's so humble about it.

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    Re: Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Awesome. It's wonderful to read about someone displaying humanity's good side for a change. This guy really is a hero, whether he thinks so or not. It's actually rather endearing that he's so humble about it.
    So far as I've seen, true heros are usually humble.
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    Re: Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero

    I actually remember seeing this guy on an episode of the Food Network show "Restaurant Impossible". Seemed like an extremely likable, sincere, very real guy on the show. What an amazing act to be done by anyone, let alone someone in a position such as his who we generally think in society as someone whose very focused on themselves. Hat's off to the guy. People with that kind of moral integrity and personality is who we need more of in this country.

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    Re: Mayor Booker Recounts Fire Rescue: I'm No Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I actually remember seeing this guy on an episode of the Food Network show "Restaurant Impossible". Seemed like an extremely likable, sincere, very real guy on the show. What an amazing act to be done by anyone, let alone someone in a position such as his who we generally think in society as someone whose very focused on themselves. Hat's off to the guy. People with that kind of moral integrity and personality is who we need more of in this country.
    I'm a huge fan of his. From what I've read and watched about him, he seems to be one of the few politicians out there with integrity and a sense of personal honor, and he's done a lot to completely turn around the city of Newark.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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