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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #70)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 02:57 PM

80. As another Viet Vet, I'll answer for him: NOPE and mainly because he just doesn't get it. I am ...

being treated for cancer at Temple and though I could be treated a lot closer to home, I'd rather be around men and women who've been around vets and are probably vets themselves. I also have people to talk to who understand this one aspect of who I am before we even exchange a word sitting in the waiting room.

I didn't agree with everything Sen McCain said, but I understood where it came from. When I was at fire control school at Great Lakes, we got to see the footage from the Island that showed the jet warmer backed up to the nose of a wing mounted heat seeking missile on the flight deck of the Forestal. We also saw footage of John McCain walking through fire (getting 2nd and 3rd degree burns) rescuing another flyer caught in a burning plane while ordnance is going off all around them including bombs one of which sent out a concussion wave that blew a fire control team running up to the fire (five or six swabbies) completely off the deck. One second there they are, bang, and totally gone.

Sometimes I think the reason we Democrats fail a lot of the time is because we keep looking for a doctrinaire candidate and we'll never been able to agree on the doctrine we want followed. This what I think happened to us in 2016. Republicans at least can get a candidate elected and fight about the details later. Which is what I think is happening now.

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