I hope the Dean will give me a "politics pass," but felt it was worth posting the passing of John McCain. No surprise once it was announced he was foregoing further treatment.
While I disagreed with some of his positions, there was no denying that he was a true American hero who loved his country passionately. He will be especially missed today in a Congress that seems incapable of working across the aisle to get things accomplished considering that most folks, regardless of your political persuasion, probably agree with your neighbors on 80%-90% of issues.
Thoughts and prayers for Sen. John McCain and his family.
sader1970, I have to agree. I disagreed with many of his positions after he became more moderate when he sought the Presidency. However, I have always respected his sincerity and have always considered him a true hero (a title he never sought or used IIRC). I thought the President's comment about McCain's years as a POW was off base when he made it and I still do. It would be classy if he took the time to praise the late Senator for his decades of service to this country and its people. I will not hold my breath waiting. I think the tributes from both right and left are sincere. They are certainly deserved.
Post by Dean Wormer on Aug 27, 2018 16:08:29 GMT -5
If you're simply throwing barbs at one ideology or another, yup, we're sensitive.
I have said it time and again, I have no time or interest in moderating what passes for political discourse these days and there are plenty of places where you can have that type of discussion. You want to discuss that with your Holy Cross sports, you are welcome to start your own board and moderate it. Knock yourself out. Bring it here and I'll delete it.
I deleted your original post and any post that referenced it because, quite honestly, any of the posts made referring to your original post were lost without the context of your original post. Just my opinion (and it's the only one that counts) it makes for a more orderly board.