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Old July 28th, 2016, 05:32 PM
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I don't know anyone voting for Hillary because she is a woman. I do know some voting for her because they are tired of old white men trying to legislate a woman's body.

I vote for who I want in office and not foolishly depend on one of the other branches of government to offset insanity. Especially since we don't know who will control the senate or house.
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First, Zydeco, I have to applaud you for your restraint. I always hesitate to enter anything into one of the lines you are active in, because of the attacks you make on others who disagree with you.

However, if you honestly don't know ANYONE who is voting for Hillary simply because "She'll be the first woman president!" then you don't know many Democrats. These are the same hordes of people who voted for a candidate who had not finished even one term in the Senate, and had never held a real job, simply because he would be the first Black president. And look how well that has turned out --- seven years of a stagnant economy, increased strife and terrorism all around the world, and a large increase in the "wealth gap" between the rich and those he supposedly was going to help. And Hillary wants to continue his policies.
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Hillary,if elected will continue the policies of our current President.
The only person who ever ran for office in my lifetime whom I thought would be a great president was McGovern.
With one exception (Dick Gregory on the Peace and Freedom party ) I have always voted for a Democrat . As I posted before I was a member of the Stanley Steingut Democratic Club in NY,Vice President of College Young Democrats and a delegate to a NYS Denocratic convention in which Robert F.Wagner and i were the keynote speakers.
This November I will be voting for Donald Trump. I agree with Sistersolo's assessment of Hillary Clinton.
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There is nothing wrong with continuing the same policies, especially if with a Congress that doesn't sit on their butt and brag about obstructing progress.

Adolph has alienated Women, Blacks, LGBT, Hispanics, Muslims, and more. His entire platform is based on bigotry, hatred and fear mongering. He epitomizes all that is wrong in America. He offers no solutions. I thought Bush set the record for being the worst President, but Adolph would be exponentially worse.

When it comes to telling lies, nobody can trump Adolph.

The next POTUS just accepted the nomination! She will be great! Now we have to get her a Congress that actually functions.
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We sure don't want Hillary picking the next 4 Supreme Court Justices! Hillary winning the Presidency will be a disaster for America, Job wise, Terrorism wise, race wise, health wise!
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All the people who believe that Hillary Clinton will be a good President will be in for a rude awakening should she be elected.
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I forgot to list people with disabilities. Now Adolph has once again trashed veterans and the VFW has had enough. The more he opens his mouth and/or tweets, the better for Hillary.

I keep hearing President Hillary will appoint President Obama to the Supreme Court which would be excellent.
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I forgot to list people with disabilities. Now Adolph has once again trashed veterans and the VFW has had enough. The more he opens his mouth and/or tweets, the better for Hillary.

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If you want a short, list just put the groups that Trump has not insulted.


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If you want a short, list just put the groups that Trump has not insulted.


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Insulting people with disabilities sure was way out of line.


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So, who are you voting for, Tweedle-Dee or Tweedle-Dum??
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So, who are you voting for, Tweedle-Dee or Tweedle-Dum??

Take a guess.

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So, who are you voting for, Tweedle-Dee or Tweedle-Dum??

You repeat yourself. I've voting for neither of those.

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So the President Elect's campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again."


It's not great already.......?


Too many have sacrificed too much to make this nation what it is today.


Too many of our young men and women have come home in Transfer Cases. How many Transfer Case ceremonies has the President Elect attended?


Naturally the President Elect must Tweet his innermost thoughts. When the PLAN stole one of the USN's underwater drones, the President Elect Tweeted that "it is unpresidented." Always nice when the President Elect can spell..........


And so our President Elect -- an idiot with nary a thought in that hair-plugged head of his.


I wish he could have met my parents. Two of our nation's Greatest Generation.


After Mom graduated high school she got a job at the motor pool at Fort Vancouver, at Vancouver, Washington. She drove United States Army officers to and fro, occasionally dropping the wrong officer at the wrong location. Her boss threatened to fire her -- but Mom being a civilian employee, wasn't subject to UCMJ.


Later, Mom, all 5' 5" of her was recruited to drive 2-1/2 ton United States Army trucks up and down the West Coast on classified missions. She couldn't even tell her mom where she was going, or when she'd be back. She went as far north as Spokane, and as far south as Oakland. She told me about seeing German POW's at a camp in Oakland. She said they were kids, just like she was, wearing orange coveralls, with POW on the back.


After that, Mom worked at the Port of Embarkation at Vancouver, Washington, seeing many of her classmates going off to war, and so many of them coming back in body bags. (KIAs didn't come home in Transfer Cases in 1942.)


Dad grew up during the Great Depression, graduating high school in 1939. He worked on the family farm, picking hops after school. He heard of a United States Navy heavy cruiser that visited Portland, Oregon every year, was thinking of joining the Navy, and decided to see her. So one day in August of 1939, he drove up from Salem to see this ship.


That day, in August of 1939, Dad got a tour of United States Navy heavy cruiser, USS Chicago CA 29, as she lay along the Willamette River. Dad was so impressed with her, that when he joined the Navy, he requested her as his first choice.


Graduating Basic Training, and large-caliber rifle school, Dad was assigned as gun captain trainee, left gun, turret 3, United States Navy heavy cruiser, USS Chicago CA 29. Chicago was moved from Mare Island, San Francisco, and home-ported at Pearl Harbor in 1940. Dad put in his time in rank and time in service, passed his tests, and at the end of 1941, was Gunners Mate 1st Class (GM1), no longer a trainee, and in full command of left gun, turret 3.


Toward the end of 1941, the United States got thrust into World War II. From 7 December 1941 on, Dad and Chicago were in constant combat. Chicago spent time searching for the Japanese attack force, returning to Pearl Harbor on 12 December 1941. Chicago refueled and rearmed, and sailed for the Solomon Islands, the United States first offensive operation in the Pacific.


Operation Watchtower, the invasion of the Solomon islands, specifically, the islands of Tulagi and Guadalcanal, commenced early August, 1942.


Chicago had seen extensive combat duty at Coral Sea (4-8 May 1942), at Sydney harbor against 3 IJN midget submarines, 31 May - 1 June 1942, and at Tulagi, early August 1942.


As part of Task Force Yoke, supporting the United States Marines invasion of Tulagi, Chicago sailed on the bombardment line 2000 yards offshore. As told by George William Kittredge, turret officer, turret 2, two Marine tanks went ashore. One got stuck in the sand, the other proceeding up the beach. Just about to enter the jungle, the tank was surrounded by 50 Japanese Special Naval Infantry. The Japanese troops poured gasoline over tank, and lit it on fire. The lid on the tank opened, the Japanese pulled him out of the tank and beat him to death with their rifle butts. Next they put a grenade down the tank's hatch.


Chicago's gun boss had seen enough. Ordering Chicago's main battery rifles ready for fire, salvo fire, 9-gun salvo, single salvo. Chicago's gun crews loaded, and readied for fire all 9 8" main battery rifles. After all 9 indicator lights read green, the gun boss called down to the forward plot room, "Fire!"


Chicago shuddered as all 9 main battery rifles recoiled in unison.


Turret 2 turret officer, George Kittredge, looked through his turret periscope. He reported seeing, where the tank had been, a pall of white smoke and a very large hole in the ground....


Chicago got her bow blown off by an IJN Long Lance torpedo at Savo Island, 9 August 1942, during the worst blue water defeat in USN history. The United States Navy lost 4 heavy cruisers that night: HMAS Canberra D33, USS Vincennes CA 44, USS Quincy CA 39, USS Astoria CA 34.


It took 2 months to repair the battle damage to Chicago, 20 October 1942 to 20 December 1942, including replacing all 9 main battery rifles, whose rifle linings were shot out.


January 1943 saw Chicago back in the Solomon Islands. The night of 29 January 1943, Chicago was attacked by Japanese torpedo planes, hitting her several times amidships.


Chicago's engineers managed to stem the flooding, and got her watertight for the moment. Chicago unable to maneuver was taken under tow, at 3 knots, by her sister, United States Navy heavy cruiser, USS Louisville CA 28. At dawn, Louisville handed off towing duties to fleet tug Navajo.


In the afternoon, Japanese torpedo planes attacked again, striking Chicago several more times while she was under tow. Her sinking inevitable, Navajo disengaged. Dad got all his men out of Turret 3, on to the fantail, donned life vests, and had his guys abandon ship.


As Chicago's stern went under, Dad stepped into the ocean.......


United States Navy heavy cruiser, USS Chicago sank at Rennell Island, 30 January 1943, colors flying.


It's insulting, "Make America Great Again."


If there's any doubt about that, you can ask Mom and Dad. You can visit them at Willamette National Cemetery.....
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Mean Dean, I love the article that you wrote and I agree that America is great and has always been great since I have been living here.


My parents and I came here from Portugal. My father did not have a dollar to his name when we arrived here. He loved this this country until the day he died. He worked hard but lived with dignity.
Today I am a retired Vietnam Veteran with a service connected disability. My wife and I have a great life in Florida. We are enjoying our golden years living among many of our friends.


That idiot with the orange beast in his head does not have a clue on what a great country is. That hateful, arrogant, ill-informed, selfish loud mouth will be a disaster for all the world.


Yes, this country is great and it will survive but that A-hole will do his best to ruin it.


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I say again, America is great. It always has been and will continue to be.


We do have to be on guard because Vladimir Putin is putting is lackey in the White House.


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We achieved greatness in one respect. The amount of lies coming out of our Idiot in Chief are greater than anyone could have imagined.


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So the President Elect's campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again."


It's not great already.......?


Too many have sacrificed too much to make this nation what it is today.

I'm sorry, Dean, that I did not see your post sooner. I don't follow political posts, preferring instead to get involved with posts that follow cruising, which is what this forum is about. With that said, I read your entire post and wanted to pass along my sincere appreciation to you and your family for their unwavering service to our country.

I spent 6 years in the Navy and following boot camp, was sent to Radarman 'A' school. I figured a Radarman would be a good job - big ship, middle of the ocean, girl in every port - you get the idea. Little did I know I would be assigned to a River Patrol Boat (PBR) in the Mekong in Vietnam. I was not trained for that, I had no idea what I was doing, and as a 20-year old, was scared to death. Not quite the blue water Navy of your father, but service in the brown water Navy was similar in many ways.

I always thought it would be one of my sons who would follow in my footsteps, so it was a surprise when my daughter decided to join the Navy. If anything, I was probably more proud of her than I would have been of my sons. She has now been in the Navy for 11-1/2 years and hopes to make it a career.

I don't provide this information to brag or even offer it as a comparison. I just wanted to show that I can personally relate to your story and how proud I know you are of your parents. I very much appreciate you sharing this with us. It's stories like this and families like yours that help build America.

And I agree wholeheartedly with your final statement.

America is great. It has never been anything but great and to say otherwise is not only insulting, but shows a complete lack of respect for those who made America what it is. And to those who think otherwise, as we always say, don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Our country is not perfect. We have many problems. But one thing I learned as a young man in a very unpopular war, my fellow veterans and I will always be brothers & sisters in arms. We may not agree with each other, but we will always have each other's backs. And personally, I think that's what is wrong right now - nobody has our backs. I don't mean just the veterans, but everyone in this country. And I'll say that again, nobody has our backs.

Politicians forgot who they represent and they are not working in our best interest. All politicians, and I mean ALL of them, are only working in their best interest. They are more concerned about supporting their 'party' than supporting the American people.

My family was close to the George McGovern family back in the 60's. He invited me to the Senate one day when he was President-Pro-Temp of the Senate, so I could see firsthand how they do their job. During their break, he too me to lunch in the Senate dining room, during which he and I got into a deep discussion about his job. I'll never forget one thing he told me; he said one of the hardest parts of representing people is that he had to occasionally put aside his personal beliefs and listen to his constituents, because after all, they want him to be their voice, not his. And sometimes, this meant going against his party. Needless to say, I thought that was very poignant.

But I think this is one of the biggest problems we have in America today. The parties have gotten so overwhelming and representatives are so concerned about sticking with the party line, that they are constantly wanting to voice their opinions and have forgotten how to be the voice of the people. Because of this attitude, they have adopted a stance whereby this is absolutely no room for compromise. No one is always right or always wrong; everyone has room to compromise. But if people refuse to compromise, especially when it's in the best interest of everyone, then nothing will get done, everyone will suffer, and the divide between them will get wider until no one will listen to reason, which creates a world of distrust, disrespect, and adversity.

As the saying goes, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

Unfortunately, in today's world, people have their minds made up - they are not willing to change, so they flat out refuse to listen to anyone or anything that goes against their beliefs or offers a different perspective. No one will ever learn anything with a closed mind.

The major problem is knowing when something is true or not, and therein lies the biggest dilemma. We've become a society of instant information from many sources and often people 'assume' the information is either correct or false based on what they want to believe without verification. And even when the information has been proven to be false, they automatically dismiss it. As another saying goes, "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself."

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I'm sorry, Dean, that I did not see your post sooner. I don't follow political posts, preferring instead to get involved with posts that follow cruising, which is what this forum is about. With that said, I read your entire post and wanted to pass along my sincere appreciation to you and your family for their unwavering service to our country.

I spent 6 years in the Navy and following boot camp, was sent to Radarman 'A' school. I figured a Radarman would be a good job - big ship, middle of the ocean, girl in every port - you get the idea. Little did I know I would be assigned to a River Patrol Boat (PBR) in the Mekong in Vietnam. I was not trained for that, I had no idea what I was doing, and as a 20-year old, was scared to death. Not quite the blue water Navy of your father, but service in the brown water Navy was similar in many ways.

I always thought it would be one of my sons who would follow in my footsteps, so it was a surprise when my daughter decided to join the Navy. If anything, I was probably more proud of her than I would have been of my sons. She has now been in the Navy for 11-1/2 years and hopes to make it a career.

I don't provide this information to brag or even offer it as a comparison. I just wanted to show that I can personally relate to your story and how proud I know you are of your parents. I very much appreciate you sharing this with us. It's stories like this and families like yours that help build America.

And I agree wholeheartedly with your final statement.

America is great. It has never been anything but great and to say otherwise is not only insulting, but shows a complete lack of respect for those who made America what it is. And to those who think otherwise, as we always say, don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Our country is not perfect. We have many problems. But one thing I learned as a young man in a very unpopular war, my fellow veterans and I will always be brothers & sisters in arms. We may not agree with each other, but we will always have each other's backs. And personally, I think that's what is wrong right now - nobody has our backs. I don't mean just the veterans, but everyone in this country. And I'll say that again, nobody has our backs.

Politicians forgot who they represent and they are not working in our best interest. All politicians, and I mean ALL of them, are only working in their best interest. They are more concerned about supporting their 'party' than supporting the American people.

My family was close to the George McGovern family back in the 60's. He invited me to the Senate one day when he was President-Pro-Temp of the Senate, so I could see firsthand how they do their job. During their break, he too me to lunch in the Senate dining room, during which he and I got into a deep discussion about his job. I'll never forget one thing he told me; he said one of the hardest parts of representing people is that he had to occasionally put aside his personal beliefs and listen to his constituents, because after all, they want him to be their voice, not his. And sometimes, this meant going against his party. Needless to say, I thought that was very poignant.

But I think this is one of the biggest problems we have in America today. The parties have gotten so overwhelming and representatives are so concerned about sticking with the party line, that they are constantly wanting to voice their opinions and have forgotten how to be the voice of the people. Because of this attitude, they have adopted a stance whereby this is absolutely no room for compromise. No one is always right or always wrong; everyone has room to compromise. But if people refuse to compromise, especially when it's in the best interest of everyone, then nothing will get done, everyone will suffer, and the divide between them will get wider until no one will listen to reason, which creates a world of distrust, disrespect, and adversity.

As the saying goes, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

Unfortunately, in today's world, people have their minds made up - they are not willing to change, so they flat out refuse to listen to anyone or anything that goes against their beliefs or offers a different perspective. No one will ever learn anything with a closed mind.

The major problem is knowing when something is true or not, and therein lies the biggest dilemma. We've become a society of instant information from many sources and often people 'assume' the information is either correct or false based on what they want to believe without verification. And even when the information has been proven to be false, they automatically dismiss it. As another saying goes, "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself."

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Thank you and your daughter for your service. I wish there was a way to make every politician read your post. If more people thought like you do, no one would ever be able to say that this is not a great country.

A politician recently wrote a guest column in my local newspaper explaining why he voted a specific way on an issue. No where in the article did he even suggest it had anything to do with the will of the people he represents. Based on local polls and neighborhood rallies he should have voted the opposite way. But of course that would have been against the party line. And he wonders why, as the incumbent, he barely won re-election. I don't think he will again.
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America is great BECAUSE we allow immigrants to have a future in our country.
America is great BECAUSE we allow players to kneel during our National Anthem.
America is great BECAUSE the press is free to print stories without political manipulation or duress.
America is great BECAUSE our children can protest gun violence in their schools.
America is great BECAUSE abusers are FINALLY getting their day in court ("Orange Hair" will have his day, too...)
America is great BECAUSE we can trade freely and have the respect of most nations on this planet.
and finally, America is great BECAUSE our finest sons and daughters died to make it so, and chose not to evade service (like some in power now).
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America is great BECAUSE we allow immigrants to have a future in our country.
America is great BECAUSE we allow players to kneel during our National Anthem.
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America is great BECAUSE our children can protest gun violence in their schools.
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America is great BECAUSE we can trade freely and have the respect of most nations on this planet.
and finally, America is great BECAUSE our finest sons and daughters died to make it so, and chose not to evade service (like some in power now).

If not for immigrants, there wouldn't be an America. It would be the United States of Native Americans.


Diversity is what made America great and keeps America great despite Morons (Are) Governing America.
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