Voices from Russia

Sunday, 21 October 2012

George McGovern Dies at 90… Nixon Used Dirty Tricks to Defeat Him in 1972

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George McGovern, a proud liberal who argued fervently against the Vietnam War as a US Senator (DSD), and who suffered one of the most crushing defeats in presidential election history against Richard Nixon in 1972, died before dawn Sunday. He was 90. A spokesman for McGovern’s family, Steve Hildebrand, told the AP by telephone that McGovern died at 05.15 CDT (03.15 PDT 06.15 EDT 11.15 UTC 14.15 MSK 19.15 AEDT) Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls SD, surrounded by family and lifelong friends. A family statement released by Hildebrand said, “We’re blessed to know that our father lived a long, successful, and productive life, advocating for the hungry, being a progressive voice for millions, and fighting for peace. He continued giving speeches, writing, and advising all the way up to and past his 90th birthday, which he celebrated this summer”.

20 October 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_10_21/Former-US-senator-George-McGovern-dead-at-90/

Editor’s Note:

George McGovern was no pacifist. He was a decorated bomber pilot in World War II; he willingly served his country in combat (unlike Willard Romney). He wasn’t a wild-eyed radical (again, unlike Willard Romney); as he put it simply, “You don’t get elected from South Dakota by being a radical”. He was a man of conviction, grace, and standards, defeated by an opponent with no scruples about lying about him. George McGovern was a man who stood by what he believed in… a rare commodity in politics. May God grant him rest and solace to his family…

Вечная память

BMD

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Family: Ex-Senator George McGovern “No Longer Responsive”… Pray that He Has a Blessed Passing

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The family of ex-US Senator George McGovern said that the 90-year-old is “no longer responsive” in hospice care. McGovern’s family issued a statement Wednesday afternoon through Avera McKennan Hospital. His daughter, Ann McGovern, earlier told the AP that her father is “nearing the end” and appears restful and peaceful. She says it’s a blessing that she and other family members are able to be with him. McGovern was the Democratic presidential candidate in 1972, losing to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide. He was a member of the US House of Representatives from 1957 to 1961 and a US Senator from 1963 to 1981; he was a leader in his party’s liberal wing during that time. In recent years, he turned his focus to world hunger.

18 October 2012

Associated Press

As quoted in Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/family-ex-sen-mcgovern-no-longer-responsive-193847961.html

Editor’s Note:

Our world’s the poorer for the coming passing of George McGovern. Unlike Willard Romney, he willingly served his country at the front in a combat post in a time of war (he volunteered when the war broke out)… he didn’t run away to be a “missionary” using daddy’s political pull. He was a B-24 Liberator pilot, flying 35 missions over German-occupied Europe, winning a Distinguished Flying Cross for making a hazardous emergency landing of his damaged plane, thus, saving his crew. That’s true “true grit” and guts. Compare this mensch and chelovek to some of the bozos on the political scene today… no comparison, is there?

Say a prayer that Almighty God receives his faithful servant George… that’s our obligation as believing and practising Christians.

BMD

 

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

17 August 2011. Let’s Give Respect to Our REAL Heroes… Let’s Give Scorn to the Blasphemous Poseurs!

Here’s our heroes:

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Now, we go from the sublime (and honourable) to the ridiculous (and blasphemous):

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Should I mention that Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Reinhold Reince PriebusBill O’Reilly, Paul Ryan, Glenn Beck, and Michael Savage (Michael Alan Weiner) are unpatriotic SOBs who refused to serve in the forces (they had more important things to do, dontcha know… yet, they’re loud warmongers)? Oh, one last thing… Rick Perry couldn’t make the cut in the USAF to be a frontline combat pilot… he ended up as a non-combat C130 pilot… the aerial equivalent of a truck driver. He wasn’t a upfront warrior… he was a skulking REMF (Rear-Echelon Mother-Fucker)… am I being catty in pointing up that Senator George McGovern was a decorated WWII combat bomber pilot and all-around standup guy? I thought that you’d like to know that…

ANY QUESTIONS?

BMD

ADDENDUM ON THE INORDINATE ROLE OF RUSH LIMBAUGH IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY:

On 1 March 2009, in response to a question on CBS’s Face the Nation as to who spoke for the Republican Party, Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s chief of staff,  said it was Rush Limbaugh because “whenever a Republican criticises [Limbaugh], they have to run back and apologise to him, and say they were misunderstood. He’s the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party. And he’s been upfront about what he views, and hasn’t stepped back from that, which is he hopes for [President Obama’s] failure. He said it. And I compliment him for his honesty, but that’s their philosophy that’s enunciated by Rush Limbaugh”. In remarks aired by the CNN program D.L. Hughley Breaks the News on 1 March 2009, Steele said he, rather than Limbaugh, is “the de facto leader of the Republican Party. Rush Limbaugh’s an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh’s whole thing’s entertainment. Yes, it’s incendiary. Yes, it’s ugly”. On 2 March 2009, Limbaugh said on his radio show that Steele wasn’t fit to lead the Republican Party, asking of him “Why do you claim to lead the Republican Party when you seem obsessed with seeing to it President Obama succeeds?” After the show, Steele called Limbaugh to apologise, saying “I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh. I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership. I went back at that tape and I realised words that I said weren’t what I was thinking. It was one of those things where I thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently. What I was trying to say was a lot of people want to make Rush the scapegoat, the bogeyman, and he’s not”. Steele later issued another statement to say that Limbaugh “is a national conservative leader, and in no way do I want to diminish his voice. I truly apologise”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Steele

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That says it all… Mr Steele had to apologise to this ignorant, pill-popping, four-times-married, cowardly “white feather” popinjay… it tells you much about the intelligence of all those who listen to and attend to Rush’s lies, doesn’t it? It also tells us why Mr Steele lost his position as RNC Chairman… he didn’t kiss Rush’s arse enough in public, so, Rush had an inexperienced, drooling, nappy-wearing kid (Reinhold Reince Priebus) appointed in Steele’s place. If you vote for the Republican Party you vote for Rush Limbaugh… if you vote for Rush, you vote for gluttony, cowardice, greed, and immorality personified… do ponder that…

BMD

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