Liberalscum Buster

May 31, 2008

JOHN McCAIN WANTS TO PUT LIPSTICK ON A PIG.

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 3:00 pm

BY CONTINUING THE BUSH/CHENEY IRAQ FIASCO INDEFINATELY.

The Bush/Cheney administration changed the reasons for the Iraq invasion as fast as the previous pretexts were disproven until they were down to saying that we sacrificed the lives of 4080 American and the limbs and eyes and brains of 13,000 and $3,000,000,000,000 of our treasury because Saddam was a bad person.

The Iraq war was unnecessary, counterproductive, astronomically expensive in terms of American lives, money and international goodwill.

AS BARACK OBAMA SAID “THIS WAR SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED AND NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOUGHT”.

May 30, 2008

A COWBOY WHO CANNOT RIDE A HORSE AND WHO DOES NOT LIVE ON A RANCH*

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 7:11 pm

AND AN EX-HOTDOGGING RISK TAKING FLYBOY WHO SANG LIKE A CANARY ♪♫ WHEN HE WAS A POW.‡

THE GOP CAN REALLY PICK ‘EM!

* The “Bush Ranch” is not even a working farm, much less a working ranch. GW Bush can barely ride a horse.

‡ Navy pilot John Sidney McCain III should have never been allowed to graduate from the U.S. Navy flight school. He was a below average student and a lousy pilot. Had his father and grandfather not been famous four star U.S. Navy admirals, McCain III would have never been allowed in the cockpit of a military aircraft. His hotdogging and “wet starts” lost planes and got Americans killed.

EXPERIENCE, JUDGEMENT, COMMON SENSE AND TRAINING

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 12:29 pm

People keep talking about “EXPERIENCE” and then stop thinking.

For openners, do they recognise that there is a difference between 20 years of experience and one year of experience twenty times? Experience must be evaluated in terms of both quality and quantity.

There are several other words that need to be considered alongside of experience. They are: Common sense, training, and judgement.

My definition of common sense is the ability to make the right decision or solve a problem without specific training or experience.

Good judgement can be the result of the interplay of: training, common sense and experience. These factors can be combined in various proportions to result in good judgement.

In October 2002, Obama had sufficient experience, training and common sense to have the good judgement to realize that Iraq would be a dumb war.

May 28, 2008

JOHN McCAIN’S NAVAL CAREER TELLS HOW HE WOULD BE AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 6:34 pm

The spoiled son of military privilege got a free ride throughout his military career despite repeated instances of sex scandals and screw-ups
By Ted Sampley
U.S. Veteran Dispatch
January 27, 2008
John Sidney McCain III entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1954. Young McCain wanted to become an admiral. He planned to be the “first son and grandson of four star admirals” to achieve such a distinction. But that was not to be. McCain III possessed none of the innate character and discipline traits that helped mold his father and grandfather into great military leaders.

His father, John S. “Junior” McCain, and grandfather, John S. McCain, Sr., were famous four-star Admirals in the U.S. Navy. His father commanded U.S. forces in Europe before becoming commander of American forces fighting in Vietnam. His grandfather commanded naval aviation at the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. Both men became highly influential in U.S. Navy operations.

At the Academy, aside being known as a “rowdy, raunchy, underachiever” who resented authority, Midshipman McCain became infamous as a leader among his fellow midshipmen for organizing “off-Yard activities” and hard drinking parties. Robert Timberg wrote in his book, The Nightingale’s Song, that “being on liberty with John McCain was like being in a train wreck.”

McCain’s grades were “marginal.” He drew so many demerits for breaking curfew and other discipline issues that he graduated fifth from the bottom of the class of 1958. Despite his low “class standing,” and no doubt because of the influence of his family of famous Admirals, McCain was leap-frogged ahead of more qualified applicants and granted a coveted slot to be trained as a navy pilot.

Good Party Animal – Bad Pilot:

He spent the next two and a half years as a “naval aviator in training” at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas, flying A-1 Skyraiders.

While a pilot trainee, McCain continued to party hard. He drove a Corvette and dated an exotic dancer named “Marie the Flame of Florida.” Timberg wrote that McCain “learned to fly at Pensacola, though his performance was below par, at best good enough to get by. He liked flying, but didn’t love it.”

McCain Lost Five Military Aircraft

McCain, the “below par” pilot, eventually lost 5 military aircraft, the first during a training flight in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while trying to land. The Navy ignored the crash and graduated McCain in 1960.

While deployed in the Mediterranean, the hard partying McCain lost a second aircraft. Timberg described the crash: “Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula, he took out some power lines which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral.”

Unscathed, McCain returned to Pensacola Station where he was promoted to flight instructor for Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi. The airfield at Meridian, McCain Field, was named in honor of McCain’s grandfather.

In 1964 McCain became involved with Carol Shepp, a model from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he had met at Annapolis. They were married in Philadelphia on July 3, 1965.

Flight instructor McCain lost a third aircraft while flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game. Timberg wrote that McCain radioed, “I’ve got a flameout” before ejecting at one thousand feet. McCain parachuted onto a beach moments before his plane slammed into a clump of trees.

The Navy dismissed the crash as “unavoidable” and assigned McCain to the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in December 1966, which was patrolling the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. In Spring 1967, the Forrestal was assigned to join the Operation Rolling Thunder bombing campaign against North Vietnam.

McCain lost his fourth plane on board the Forrestal on July 29, 1967 when a rocket inadvertently slammed into his bomb laden jet. McCain escaped, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors. McCain was transferred from the badly damaged Forrestal to the USS Oriskany. Shortly afterwards, on Oct. 26, 1967, he was shot down and captured by the Vietnamese.

Post-POW Years: Political Ambition and a New, Young, Rich Wife

Upon his release from North Vietnam and return to the United States in 1973, McCain reunited with his wife, Carol, who had been permanently crippled in a car accident while he was a POW.

Still yearning to become an admiral, McCain enrolled in the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. and underwent physical therapy in order to fly again. The Navy excused his permanent disabilities and reinstated him to flight status, effectively positioning him for promotion.

Timberg described McCain’s advancement: “in the fall of 1974, McCain was transferred to Jacksonville as the executive officer of Replacement Air Group 174, the long-sought flying billet at last a reality. A few months later, he assumed command of the RAG, which trained pilots and crews for carrier deployments. The assignment was controversial, some calling it favoritism, a sop to the famous son of a famous father and grandfather, since he had not first commanded a squadron, the usual career path.”

While Executive Officer and later as Squadron Commander McCain used his authority to arrange frequent flights that allowed him to carouse with subordinates and “engage in extra-marital affairs.”

This was a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice rules against adultery and fraternization with subordinates. But, as with all his other past behaviors, McCain was never penalized; instead he always got away with his transgressions.

Timberg wrote, “Off duty, usually on routine cross-country flights to Yuma and El Centro, John started carousing and running around with women. To make matters worse, some of the women with whom he was linked by rumor were subordinates . . . At the time the rumors were so widespread that, true or not, they became part of McCain’s persona, impossible not to take note of.”

In early 1977, Admiral Jim Holloway, Chief of Naval Operations promoted McCain to captain and transferred him from his command position “to Washington as the number-two man in the Navy’s Senate liaison office. McCain was promptly given total control of the office. It wasn’t long before the “fun loving and irreverent” McCain had turned the liaison office into a “late-afternoon gathering spot where senators and staffers, usually from the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, would drop in for a drink and the chance to unwind.”

In 1979, while attending a military reception in Hawaii, McCain met and fell in love with Cindy Lou Hensley, 17 years his junior, who was the daughter of James W. Hensley, a wealthy Anheuser-Busch distributor from Phoenix, Arizona. McCain filed for and obtained an uncontested divorce from his wife in Florida on April 2, 1980 and promptly married Cindy on May 17, 1980.

He resigned from the Navy in 1981 and went to work for his father-in-law in Phoenix; where he used the opportunity to make powerful and wealthy friends in Arizona including banker Charles Keating and Duke Tully, the editor-in-chief of the Arizona Republic. Keating was later convicted of fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy and Tully was disgraced for concocting a phony military record of combat in Korea and Vietnam including medals for heroism.

McCain ran for Arizona’s First Congressional District in 1982. McCain won the congressional seat. In 1987 McCain was elected to the Senate.

JOHN McCAIN WAS A YOUNG HOT-DOG PILOT IN VIETNAM

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 5:48 pm

‘Wet starting’ was a common practice among young ‘hot-dog’ pilots

JOHN MCCAIN’S ROLE IN THE USS FORRESTAL FIRE THAT LEFT 168 DEAD

Posted By: RayelansMailbag
Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 11:01 p.m. “Now You Will Know The
Rest Of The Story”

If This Doesn’t Make Your Blood Boil You Are Not A True American!!!

McCain crashed 5 jets, plus he was responsible for the horrible USS
Forrestal fire In 1967.

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. In McCain’s case, the
‘wet-start’ ‘cooked off’ and launched the M34 Zuni rocket from the rear
F-4 that punctured the Skyhawk’s fuel tank, knocked the M-65 1000 lb.
bomb off it’s 500 lb. rated mount, and touched off the explosions and
massive fire.

The F-4 pilot was reportedly killed in the conflagration, along with 167
of his fellow Forrestal shipmates (including those who died later from
wounds suffered).

‘Wet starting’ was a common practice among young ‘hot-dog’ pilots.
McCain was quickly (they were still counting the Forrestal dead)
transferred to the USS Oriskany (the only Forrestal crewman to be
immediately transferred).

Description: XA4D-1 Skyhawk BuNo 137812 experiencing a wet start (note
the pool of JP4 on the ground and the tongue of flame from the tailpipe).

McCAIN WAS A HOTDOGGING, RISK-TAKING FLYBOY WHO LOST 5 NAVY PLANES

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, Uncategorized, war — gasdocpol @ 3:03 pm

IF LUCK IS WHERE OPPORTUNITY AND PREPARATION MEET, JOHN McCAIN WAS EITHER VERY UNLUCKY OR VERY UNPREPARED.

#1 PLANE

McCain III lost jet number one in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while practicing landings. He was knocked unconscious by the impact coming to as the plane settled to the bottom.

#2 PLANE
McCain’s second crash occurred while he was deployed in the Mediterranean. “Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula,” Timberg wrote, “he took out some power lines [reminiscent of the 1998 incident in which a Marine Corps jet sliced through the cables of a gondola at an Italian ski resort, killing 20] which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral.”

# 3 PLANE
McCain’s third crash three occurred when he was returning from flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game.
Timberg reported that McCain radioed, “I’ve got a flameout” and went through standard relight procedures three times before ejecting at one thousand feet. McCain landed on a deserted beach moments before the plane slammed into a clump of trees.

# 4 PLANE

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/02/371864.shtml
McCain, who was on board the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin on July 29, 1967, and whose A-4 Skyhawk was struck by an air-to-ground Zuni missile that had misfired from an F-4 Phantom.’
It is believed by many crewmen and those who have investigated the case that McCain deliberately ‘wet-started’ his A-4E to shake up the guy in the plane behind his A-4. ‘Wet-starts’, done either deliberately or accidentally, shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft.
In McCain’s case, the ‘wet-start’ apparently ‘cooked off’ and launched the Zuni rocket from the rear F-4 that touched off the explosions and a massive fire. The F-4 pilot was reportedly killed in the conflagration.
McCain was quickly transferred to the USS Oriskany (the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred). After the disaster, McCain was shot down over North Vietnam on October 26, 1967.
It was also followed by a comment that McCain was quickly transferred because the remaining crewmen wanted to hang him because of what he did.
This should explain why a missile would come out of “no where” to hit McCain’s jet and cause an explosion.

# 5 PLANE

McCain was shot down over North Vietnam on October 26, 1967. Conceiveably this was not his fault but this has not been ruled out.

WOULD A SUPERSTITIOUS, COMPULSIVE GAMBLER WITH AN ANGER MANAGEMENT PROBLEM BE PREPARED TO BE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ON DAY ONE?

I WOULD RATHER TAKE MY CHANCES WITH SOMEONE WHO WAS COOL AND SMART LIKE BARACK OBAMA.

Press Secretary McClellan points finger at Bush, Rove

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 12:26 am

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST REVELATION OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN THE GW BUSH WHITE HOUSE AND IT WILL NOT BE THE LAST. EVENTUALLY IT WILL EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND DEVIL SAVE THE HINDMOST AS THE HOUSE OF CARDS COLLAPSES .

McClellan points finger at Bush, Rove

By: Mike Allen and Michael Calderone
November 21, 2007

Ex-White House press secretary says he was misled over Plame – and so was the press and public.

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan names names in a caustic passage from a forthcoming memoir that accuses President Bush, Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney of being “involved” in his giving the press false information about the CIA leak case.

McClellan’s publisher released three paragraphs from the book “WHAT HAPPENED: Inside the Bush White House and What’s Wrong With Washington.”

The excerpts give no details about the alleged involvement of the president or vice president.

But McClellan lists five top officials as having allowed him inadvertently to mislead the public.

“I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the seniormost aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby,” McClellan wrote.

“There was one problem. It was not true.”

McClellan then absolves himself and makes an inflammatory — and potentially lucrative for his publisher — charge.

“I had unknowingly passed along false information,” McClellan wrote.

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“And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president’s chief of staff and the president himself.”

McClellan says he was in that position because he trusted the president: “The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”

Shortly after news of the McClellan excerpt broke, Politico caught up with Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper, two reporters who received information about Valerie Plame’s identity and were caught up in the subsequent legal proceedings.

“You’re only as good as your sources,” Miller, who was a reporter at the New York Times when the imbroglio broke, said with a mischievous laugh.

Miller, now an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, spent 85 days in jail by not revealing her source. “Nothing surprises me about Washington during this administration anymore,” she said.

Cooper, who was a White House correspondent for Time magazine and is now the Washington bureau chief of Portfolio magazine, said he “was always frustrated that Rove and Libby misled McClellan.”

“I’m glad McClellan is, too,” Cooper said.

McClellan, who is still writing the book, declined to comment further.

In recent conversations and in his many public speaking engagements, McClellan has made it clear he retains great affection for the president.

But White House sources have long said that Rove and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the vice president’s chief of staff, allowed McClellan to suggest day after day that they had no involvement in the publication of the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

Later testimony showed that they did, although neither was the original source of the leak.

A federal jury found Libby guilty of on perjury and obstruction charges, and Bush later commuted his 30-month sentence.

In an appearance on CNN’s “Larry King Live” in March, the day Libby was found guilty, McClellan said Bush did not originally know about the involvement by his aides.

McClellan told King: “I spoke with those individuals, … and those individuals assured me they were not involved in this. … said what I believed to be true at the time. It was also what the president believed to be true at the time based on assurances that we were both given. Knowing what I know today, I would have never said that back then.”

Friends say McClellan was privately bitter and hurt.

He and Rove had come to Washington from Texas together.

“Scottie,” as Bush called him, had worked in the Texas governor’s office, making him one of the president’s longest serving aides.

McClellan, an Austin native, was White House press secretary from 2003 to 2006. Before that, he was traveling press secretary for the Bush-Cheney campaign of 2000.

When McClellan announced his resignation in April 2006, he and the president embraced during a tearful appearance on the South Lawn.

Bush said: “I thought he handled his assignment with class, integrity. … One of these days he and I are going to be rocking on chairs in Texas, talking about the good old days and his time as the press secretary. And I can assure you I will feel the same way then that I feel now, that I can say to Scott, ‘Job well done.’”

Now they’ll have even more to talk about.

IN 2008 IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AUSCHWITZ AND BUCHENWALD TRIVIA OR AN IMPORTANT DISTINCTION?

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 12:00 am

HOW ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHIITES ,SUNNIS AND AL QAEDA IN 2008 ?

I would submit that McCain’s confusion of the players in Iraq politics is a gross lack of knowledge and understanding while Obama’s referal to Auschwitz INSTEAD OF BUCHENWALD IS NOTHING THING MORE THAN TRIVIA?

May 27, 2008

DO WE REALLY WANT TO TRADE A PHONEY COWBOY* FOR A PHONEY WAR HERO‡?

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 4:37 pm

* GW Bush can barely ride a horse. The “Bush Ranch” is not even a working farm much less a working ranch. It is a house in the country.

‡ McCain flew relatively few combat missions and apparently none of them qualified as heroic or exceptional. as a POW , he gave more than : name rank and serial number and possibly much more. He has blocked access to north Vietnamese records which would either confirm or contradict his version of his internment. I suspect that if they could confirm his story, they would be released.

May 26, 2008

McCAIN’S 23 COMBAT MISSIONS IN VIETNAM WERE HONORABLE BUT NOTHING MORE

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 11:07 pm

BUT I QUESTION AS TO WHETHER THEY WERE ANY MORE HEROIC THAN ANYONE ELSE WHO SERVED.

McCAIN WAS SHOT AT FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF ABOUT 20 HOURS. THOUSANDS OF GRUNTS ON THE GROUND SPENT THOUSANDS OF HOURS BEING SHOT AT.

There is some question about how much he cooperated with his captors. It is known that he gave more than name , rank and serial number. McCain has blocked access to North Vietnamese records which would verify his story. Was he periodically in solitary or in an an apartment in Saigon with prostitutes?

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