We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
John McCain has always been a fool [the following excerpts from an open letter to Foreign Policy]:
"John McCain graduated last in his class at the Naval Academy. He lost five (5) airplanes in the Navy, because he apparently couldn’t keep them where they belong, in the sky. He is the one believed to have caused the horrible incident on the USS Forrestal...
"His father was an Admiral, and this is why he has gotten away with everything for his entire life.
"His judgement has, and still is, horrendous. He had the gall to read an article from the WSJ on the Senate Floor, calling Americans 'Hobbits.'
"Senator McCain, you’ve gotten away with your POW title your entire life. Did you cause the accident on the Forrestal? Were you hotdogging, Mr. Maverick?
“...Surviving crewmen and those who investigated the Forrestal fire case reported that McCain deliberately ‘wet-started’ his A-4E Skyhawk to shake up the guy in the F-4 Phantom behind his A-4. ‘Wet-starts’, done either deliberately (the starter motor switch allowed kerosene to pool in the engine and give a wet start) or accidentally, shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft.
“134 sailors were killed on the USS Forrestal in 1967.
"It is believed by many crewmen and investigators that John McCain deliberately ‘wet-started’ his A-4E to shake up the guy in the plane behind his A-4. ‘Wet-starts’ shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft.
In McCain’s case, the ‘wet-start’ apparently ‘cooked off’ and launched the Zuni rockets from the rear F-4 that touched off the explosions.
"...and what happened to 'Generational Theft?' What happened to 'Mr. No Earmarks', Sen. McCain?..."
Unfortunately, Rubio is also becoming a fool, due to his anti-American support of illegal immigration.
RINOs are the bane of the Republican Party, and "bi-partisan" is my new swear word!
[and IANAR! So don't even get me started on RINO Arnold, or über-RINO Bloomberg! ☹ ]
Dr. Everett V. Scott
Chuck Schumer = 1600 SAT's, remember? As noted above, McCain doesn't need help tripping over himself, but should he suddenly recover and make sense, Schumer will know how to play it.
Lest anyone think I am attributing all virtue to people who score two 800's, Eliot Spitzer is another. There are separate temptations for those who are always sure they are the smartest person in the room.
Assistant VIllage Idiot
It is ironic that the amnesty effort (what else can you call it) to make 11 millions illegals citzens who can bring in another 35 million relatives and on and on ad infinitum will inevitably destroy welfare and put all current welfare bums (oops I mean recipients) out on the street. Ironic because it is those same welfare bums who voted for Obama and the Democrats in congress so they could keep getting free stuff. But the Democrats know no honor and will throw them all under the bus in favor of 11 million more Democrat voters and 100 years of total control of the three branches of our government. The free stuff will soon run out as our government runs out of other people's money to buy voters and pay off cronies. I don't know when or how it will start but I predict the end of the U.S. as we know it. Sooner or later default/economic collapse will turn 50 million welfare bums and 11 plus million illegals into rioters/gang members. Those of you with a home or even food will become targets and eventually unwilling counter-revolutionaires. Obama, the gang of 8 and the Democrats in congress will turn the U.S. into a banana republic that will make Argentina look safe and prosperous. When it happens, and it will, they will put some flak on TV claiming it was some Youtube video that caused the riot and it wasn't their fault but now that it has started we will need to declare martial law. You laugh!!! Wait, it won't be long now...
Thanks, but McCain has been a proven fool for too long.
The news here is that we have yet another fool in our midst - Marco (el Dupe)!
Other newz services have 'the gang of 8' not even authoring that immigration mess themselves.
Apparently they subcontracted that crap to special interest groups like: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the SEIU, AFL-CIO, and extremist advocacy groups like the National Council of La Raza to actually write the legislation.
McCain has auditioned for the fool role numerous times, and to no ones surprise he has had that leading role too many times to count. Rubio has evidently decided that he is the chief second and therefore in the running to replace McCain as the chief rino fool when McCain leaves the DC stage for retirement. As far as Rubio using education reform as a backup, I suspect any "reform" short of abolishing the Department of Education is going to be another looser for him.