Return this man

I will not speak of his politics, nor will I sully this sad day with vitriol or anger.

Rotties, I bid you stand.

Let it be forever known this man was a warrior, let his service to his nation be remembered with eternal honour.

Silver Star, Legion of Merit awarded twice,Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Hearts, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and the Prisoner of War Medal.

Rest well, sir.

Return this man to Huma’s breast
Beyond the wild, impartial skies;
Grant to him a warrior’s rest
And set the last spark of his eyes
Free from the smothering clouds of wars
Upon the torches of the stars.
Let the last surge of his breath
Take refuge in the cradling air
Above the dreams of ravens where
Only the hawk remembers death.
Then let his shade to Huma rise
Beyond the wild, impartial skies.

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August 25, 2018 22:47

Certainly, more souls would have perished in ’67 on the USS Forest Fire (Forrestal CV-59), if not for the efforts of the senator.
Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori~~(“It is sweet and fitting to die for your country.”)

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
August 26, 2018 00:15

There are no more lions in the Senate.

Lions were generally found in the Colosseum, not the Senate.

LC Xystus
LC Xystus
August 26, 2018 02:55

Uuhh–who or what’s Huma? :em03:

Terrapod
Terrapod
August 26, 2018 06:19

I can honor him for his naval service and for almost being the anchorman at Annapolis, but I will reserve comment on his behaviour in the senate.

Like most politicians, he served himself politically first and the nation second in that phase of his live.

Rest in Peace, you have earned that through your military service.

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
August 26, 2018 08:00

Rotties, I bid you stand.

No. I’m not going to stand to honor John McCain.

I’m not that big a crocodile to shed a tear pretending to respect in death a man for whom I had no respect in life and in his office.

Emperor Misha I
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Emperor Misha I
August 26, 2018 08:24

I salute him for his service to his country wearing the uniform while lesser men tucked their tails between their legs and made a beeline for the Northern border, that much he has earned and I give it gladly. As to the rest… As my grandma used to say: “If you can’t say anything nice about a man, sometimes it’s… Read more »

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
August 26, 2018 08:29

Emperor Misha I says:

As to the rest… As my grandma used to say: “If you can’t say anything nice about a man, sometimes it’s better to say nothing at all.”

Heh. Mine always said, “… when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.”

But she was an ironclad old battleaxe, God rest her soul. 🙂

Emperor Misha I
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Emperor Misha I
August 26, 2018 08:57

Iron Bear says:

Heh. Mine always said, “… when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.”

Ah, but mine never said anything about what you should think, she only talked about what you said. 😉

August 26, 2018 08:58

“All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.”

Clarence Darrow- 1932 The Story of My Life
Often misattributed to Mark Twain

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
August 26, 2018 09:52

Emperor Misha I says: Ah, but mine never said anything about what you should think, she only talked about what you said. *snicker* Okay, fair enough. 🙂 I’m just tired of the near constant virtue signalling on the Right whenever something like this happens, I think. Not you, of course, but damn’ near everywhere else. Outside of here, DP, and… Read more »

August 26, 2018 13:59

Someone here called him a treasure in a previous post and I commented, ‘ If by treasure, you mean one of a kind… okay.’ And *POOF* the post was eaten by the Blogosphere. Yeah, yeah, yeah…”Do not judge, lest you be judged in twice the measure”, is the root of the golden rule. It was for alive peeps not those… Read more »

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
August 26, 2018 17:55

LCBren says:

Virtue signalling? No.

*nod* Probably not in your case.

But you give honor to a man who proved himself repeatedly to be the enemy of you and yours, in word and deed, and the ally of your enemies on the Left.

McCain is unworthy of the honor and your salute.

Emperor Misha I
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Emperor Misha I
August 26, 2018 19:32

Iron Bear says: I’m just tired of the near constant virtue signalling on the Right whenever something like this happens, I think. I’m with you on that one. The sheer amount of people lining up to eulogize and praise to high heavens the same guy they were unfavorably comparing to Hitler, Stalin and Jeffrey Dahmer 10 minutes ago is sickening.… Read more »

LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology
LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology
August 26, 2018 19:34

What’s this about Huma’s breasts? :em01:

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher
August 26, 2018 20:28

LC Mike in Chi says: Certainly, more souls would have perished in ’67 on the USS Forest Fire (Forrestal CV-59), if not for the efforts of the senator. Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori~~(“It is sweet and fitting to die for your country.”) I have seen several claims that it would have been fewer if he didn’t have the… Read more »

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
August 27, 2018 10:31

Not a problem, LCBren.

I can’t wait to read your stirring eulogy for Jane Fonda when the time comes.

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
August 27, 2018 17:28

LC Mike in Chi @ #:15

Someone here called him a treasure in a previous post

Well, like many treasures, he’ll soon be buried.

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
August 27, 2018 19:43

LCBren @ #:26

She did not serve.

Well, she didn’t serve America…..

August 27, 2018 23:09

Fonda is still a rascally Wabbit @ 80 y/o.
Here’s John F’n Kerry smoozin’ with the anti-war poster child, three years before I joined the Navy in 1970.

August 27, 2018 23:12

Dang!
That was a lotta’ Fonda.

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
August 28, 2018 09:19

LCBren says: Not a problem, LCBren. I can’t wait to read your stirring eulogy for Jane Fonda when the time comes. Fonda can roast in Hell. She did not serve. We will agree to disagree on this and leave it there. *nod* You’re right. John Kerry would have been a better example. We don’t have to “agree to disagree”. Disagreement… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
August 29, 2018 03:25

Iron Bear @ #:30

Razorfist says it best, as always: McCain: A One Man Case For Term Limits.

That man may have a slight limitation on his boundless love for Songbird.

Terrapod
Terrapod
August 29, 2018 15:12

Jane looks more like her dad every day Right down to the curmudgeonly pursed lips and wrinkles. There is some truth to the old song citing that “only the good die young”, the assholes seem to go on forever. And yes I know that the damned song is about hopping in the sack with the opposite sex (back when there… Read more »

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
August 30, 2018 12:24

Fa Cube Itches says:

That man may have a slight limitation on his boundless love for Songbird.

The Pontiff of Profanity does have a way with words, does he not? 🙂