I agree with everything that has been said on this thread.
I know, I know, I am wandering from the topic, but this needs to be said.
It is well known that bhkad was very much against Murtha, and couldn't stand him. However, he was gracious enough to post a RIP thread for Murtha when he died. To me, this shows that bhkad has a whole world of class, contained inside of him. My respect for him just went up a couple of hundred notches.
Well done, bhkad.
Sorry for hijacking the thread, but this had to be said.
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The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
If you don't want people pooping up the [r.i.p] thread, do you think attacking those you disagree with here is a right thing to do?
I've provided an outlet for people to express thier true feeling on Murtha, I have shown this thread respect. Insulting me and others backhandedly in this thread, is not really showing equal respect, is it?
as for bad or good parenting? I think it has to do more with Murtha willing to send innocent marines to jail or the electric chair for his politics. But thanks for that.
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Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Aside from Murtha's comments about the marine's being "over -stressed and killing innocent civillians in cold blood," which, technically, was true (albeit not-intentional) it is good that he no longer serves the government.
He was well known to be war-hawkish and directed a LOT of his time and energy keeping the defense industry fat.
Whereas I do believe in a strong and invincible defense, I also know that peacetime is no friend to those in that particular industry. War might be good for their business but it's hell on families and children and should be avoided if at all possible. I have a feeling that Murtha and his cohorts did not share this sentiment with me. Maybe towards the end he did. But up until then, to me, he was just another war-mongering suit. He might as well have been a republican as far as I can tell.
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It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
Rest in piece Colonial, a salute from one Marine to another. You served your country honorably forty years ago in Nam ,you served the people of Pennsylvania honorably since then.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say