July 3rd, 2012, 07:18 PM #1
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Joe Walsh Makes Biden Seem Perspicacious
I'm not interested in party affiliation. Just pointing out a very bad case of foot-in-mouth.Good job, friend-of-friends!
July 3rd, 2012, 07:29 PM #2
The guy is a P I G !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm listening to "Hardball" right now and they are discussing this very subject.
If anybody needs "Wall to Wall" counseling, it's this loser.
July 3rd, 2012, 07:45 PM #3
Ya' know, he's got a point . . . but missing the point as well!
One of the problems in dealing with troops that have PTSD, is getting them to talk. That is one of the ways of working through it for many. Telling a combat Vet that they talk too much about their experience is akin to hammering a bomb fuse into place.
In this case, he better be prepared for the explosion that's about to smack him upside the head.
July 3rd, 2012, 08:58 PM #4
Let's see if he makes "Douche of the Week".
July 3rd, 2012, 11:47 PM #5
July 5th, 2012, 01:25 PM #6
July 5th, 2012, 02:26 PM #7
I think the general term hero to anyone who has worn the uniform and been injured is overstated.
You can be a dick and could receive a bullet and you are still a dick. However, the only thing he seems to focus on is the fact that she talks about her military service. I don't think that is enough to say that she is not a hero. Hero is about actions, not uniform or injuries.
I don't know anything about this woman but if talking about her service record is all he has to go by then I think he is kinda a douche.
July 5th, 2012, 11:19 PM #8
Duckworth lost the lower part of both legs from injuries sustained on November 12, 2004, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was hit by a rocket propelled grenade fired by Iraqi insurgents. This made her the first female double amputee from the Iraq war. The explosion also "almost completely destroyed her right arm, breaking it in three places and tearing tissue from the back side of it." Duckworth received a Purple Heart on December 3 and was promoted to Major on December 21 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she was presented with an Air Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
No, she's no hero...
July 6th, 2012, 12:23 AM #9
Epi probably doesn't classify her as an amputee either . . . because she still has part of both legs.
July 6th, 2012, 08:56 AM #10
And Joe Walsh gives a bad name to the "other" Joe Walsh. It really irritates me and this douche bag should change his name!Never send to know for whom the bell tolls . . .
July 6th, 2012, 09:20 AM #11
July 6th, 2012, 02:38 PM #12
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Merriam-Webster definition, I think she would generally qualify under part D at least, if not B and C also.Good job, friend-of-friends!
July 6th, 2012, 03:12 PM #13
Well once again I don't have any personal knowledge of her exploits. I don't know what courage she has shown, either on the battle field or in her personal life. She could be the most heroic person going or she could be the biggest whiner ever. I simply don't care to look at her history.
But I have not problem with someone claiming a former uniform wearer is less than a hero. Before I would kneejerk a reaction against him I would need to know her history. At this point I am just leaving an opening for the guy to not be a complete jerk.
From what I have heard as the reason for questioning her heroism, I would have to say it is too thin. Talking about her military service by no means classifies her as a non hero. If that is all he has then he probably should shut up. It is clear politically, it is not a savy move.
heroic I don't know I am a bigger fan of those who charge a machine gun nest to save their troops. Nothing against her but from the stars and stripes article I only get that she did what an average wounded person does.
Neither heroic nor non heroic. She may have been heroic in other things but regarding the getting blown up part and passing out most people can do that pretty well I don't say that was the wrong thing to do, or if anyone else would have done better just that in and of itself does not seem to fit the Air Medal.
I would like to read the events that lead to the award/commendation.
Milberg earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions that day. Duckworth, who was awarded the Air Medal, said she’s proud of her reaction to the crisis, but she called Milberg “the real hero” of the mission.
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July 6th, 2012, 09:25 PM #14
Got this from someone named Kenneth Bobu . . .
His is a subtle but very pointed attack. Let me break it down...
McCain is a hero.
McCain doesn't talk about his record.
Duckworth can't stop talking about her record.
Our real heros don't talk about their record...
... what he doesn't specifically then say, but what is clearly meant is the next line...
Since Duckworth can't stop talking about her record, she is not a real hero.
There have been thousands of veterans who have run for office over the years, and often that record is completely sufficient. Walsh, a tea party moron who is also a chickenhawk, talks smack about Duckworth because he has no record to run on, and is essentially a worthless bag of ovine marbles.
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