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2012-08-02 04:01:53 AM  
"I hope the Congressman from Pennsylvania has the courage to share his comparison with them," said Senator Daniel K. Inouye.

We need a whole new flow chart to signify that level of OH SNAP!
 
2012-08-02 04:47:25 AM  
Nice try libs. We all know that Hawaii is a made up place like Narnia.
 
2012-08-02 04:56:22 AM  
Senator Daniel K. Inouye is still bitter about losing an arm in WWII to the Pennsylvania Dutch.
 
2012-08-02 05:01:49 AM  
Nicely said...I would have gone with "F*ck off shiathead"
 
2012-08-02 05:10:54 AM  
Nicely put.
 
2012-08-02 05:47:35 AM  
Daniel Inouye is a Hawaii Senator, not a Hawaiian Senator.
 
2012-08-02 06:40:37 AM  
Daniel Inouye is a magnificent bastard.

This. Is. Amazing.
 
2012-08-02 06:51:10 AM  
If Kelly thinks that a zygote is fully human, and that intervening to decrease the possibility of that zygote growing further is tantamount to murder, then he's condemning what he believes is the mass murder of babies.
I don't agree that zygotes are fully human, so it's not as morally serious to me. But I would say legalizing mass murder is worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and 9/11. The seriousness of this, to him, matches that.

Arguing about how much it matters to them is beside the point. He's not belittling anyone if he really feels this is morally equivalent to mass murder. Nobody ought to feel insulted. It's perfectly reasonable for Kelly to feel angry, frustrated, disgusted, etc. From his point of view, we support killing babies, and we're using his tax money to kill babies, which means in his mind he's indirectly killing babies. Have a little sympathy for the guy, like you would for a vegan who was trying to outlaw killing animals, or a guy who wants to spend 20% of the national budget wrapping the country in foil to prevent aliens from controlling our thoughts.

Obviously, keep doing what you think is right, but try to be sympathetic to the folks fighting on the losing side of this.
 
2012-08-02 06:59:11 AM  

staplermofo: If Kelly thinks that a zygote is fully human, and that intervening to decrease the possibility of that zygote growing further is tantamount to murder, then he's condemning what he believes is the mass murder of babies.
I don't agree that zygotes are fully human, so it's not as morally serious to me. But I would say legalizing mass murder is worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and 9/11. The seriousness of this, to him, matches that.

Arguing about how much it matters to them is beside the point. He's not belittling anyone if he really feels this is morally equivalent to mass murder. Nobody ought to feel insulted. It's perfectly reasonable for Kelly to feel angry, frustrated, disgusted, etc. From his point of view, we support killing babies, and we're using his tax money to kill babies, which means in his mind he's indirectly killing babies. Have a little sympathy for the guy, like you would for a vegan who was trying to outlaw killing animals, or a guy who wants to spend 20% of the national budget wrapping the country in foil to prevent aliens from controlling our thoughts.

Obviously, keep doing what you think is right, but try to be sympathetic to the folks fighting on the losing side of this.


No, I'm going to be sympathetic to the MANY women I know who use hormonal birth control to keep themselves free of horrifying medical issues.

Like uterine cysts and unwanted pregnancy.
 
2012-08-02 07:03:10 AM  
Yeah, but let me just ask you this: do you think there is ANY chance, any at all, that Kelly would realize that what he said was offensive and retract it and apologize?
 
2012-08-02 07:05:33 AM  

staplermofo: Obviously, keep doing what you think is right, but try to be sympathetic to the folks fighting on the losing side of this.


media.tumblr.com

It's impossible to be sympathetic to the many plights of the willfully-ignorant.
 
2012-08-02 07:06:06 AM  

what_now: No, I'm going to be sympathetic to the MANY women I know who use hormonal birth control to keep themselves free of horrifying medical issues.


Sorry. If people like Kelly had their way, a lot of people would definitely suffer. I didn't mean to suggest otherwise.
 
2012-08-02 07:12:25 AM  

staplermofo: If Kelly thinks that a zygote is fully human, and that intervening to decrease the possibility of that zygote growing further is tantamount to murder, then he's condemning what he believes is the mass murder of babies.
I don't agree that zygotes are fully human, so it's not as morally serious to me. But I would say legalizing mass murder is worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and 9/11. The seriousness of this, to him, matches that.

Arguing about how much it matters to them is beside the point. He's not belittling anyone if he really feels this is morally equivalent to mass murder. Nobody ought to feel insulted. It's perfectly reasonable for Kelly to feel angry, frustrated, disgusted, etc. From his point of view, we support killing babies, and we're using his tax money to kill babies, which means in his mind he's indirectly killing babies. Have a little sympathy for the guy, like you would for a vegan who was trying to outlaw killing animals, or a guy who wants to spend 20% of the national budget wrapping the country in foil to prevent aliens from controlling our thoughts.

Obviously, keep doing what you think is right, but try to be sympathetic to the folks fighting on the losing side of this.


Yeah I'd rather not allow religious drivel to have any influence of public policy, even if the person truly believes that they are right.
 
2012-08-02 07:25:11 AM  

Ed Finnerty: Nice try libs. We all know that Hawaii is a made up place like Narnia.


I knew the birth certificate wasn't real! This means that Sarah Palin is automatically president, Daniel Inouye has to turn in his Medal of Honor for a participation trophy and that Barack Obama has to travel back in time to give birth control to Hitler's mom.
 
2012-08-02 07:32:11 AM  

BronyMedic: Daniel Inouye is a magnificent bastard.

This. Is. Amazing.


Most Medal of Honor winners are.
 
2012-08-02 08:06:29 AM  
I don't know, he went kind of light on the idiot.
 
2012-08-02 08:09:33 AM  

staplermofo: f Kelly thinks that a zygote is fully human, and that intervening to decrease the possibility of that zygote growing further is tantamount to murder, then he's condemning what he believes is the mass murder of babies then he's a farking moron who knows nothing about biology and shouldn't be making laws that have anything to do with it.


FTFY
 
2012-08-02 08:15:50 AM  
Well said.

An absolutely ridiculous and ignorant statement by Kelly.

The fact that there were a bunch of bobble heads around him nodding in agreement is depressing.

Tell me again how both parties are the same?

The GOP has lost what little sanity they had over the last few years and it's only going to get worse if Obama wins reelection.

I don't have a whole lot in common with the Democrats, but, goddamn, I'll happily vote for a sane center-right party any day of the week over the insanity the GOP is putting on display these days.

Preventative health care and contraceptives for women is just like Pearl Harbor and 9/11?

fark you, Mr Kelly... and fark the morons that cheer for these ignorant assholes and vote for them.
 
2012-08-02 08:16:34 AM  

Brettster808: Daniel Inouye is a Hawaii Senator, not a Hawaiian Senator.


He's not Hawaiian?
 
2012-08-02 08:18:34 AM  
Well said, good sir.
 
2012-08-02 08:20:17 AM  
I wonder if Rep. Douchebag will have a response or just start crying.
 
2012-08-02 08:20:21 AM  

staplermofo: If Kelly thinks that a zygote is fully human, and that intervening to decrease the possibility of that zygote growing further is tantamount to murder, then he's condemning what he believes is the mass murder of babies.
I don't agree that zygotes are fully human, so it's not as morally serious to me. But I would say legalizing mass murder is worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and 9/11. The seriousness of this, to him, matches that.


But that argument is horseshiat. He doesn't really think that abortion is murder.

He voted for a ban on federal health coverage that includes abortion...unless rape or incest is involved. Whyr? Wouldn't it still be murder?

Abortion: It's not really about murder.

They make policies allowing abortion in cases of rape and incest. This is inconsistent with believing abortion is murder. If Casey Anthony had proven that Caylee's conception was the result of rape, would we have dismissed the murder charges out of hand?

They dismiss the "murders" committed by their own. Rick Santorum's wife Karen had a second trimester abortion. Curiously, nobody's picketing her house calling her a murderer. Nobody's suggesting that Rick was an accessory to murder and therefore unfit for political leadership. In fact, lots of people - anti-abortionists included - are defending Karen's decision as "difficult, but acceptable." Perhaps Karen's case could be called "self defense," but the point is still valid: When anti-abortionists have abortions, they are usually just reprimanded and forgiven.

Which brings up a very important point. What are anti-abortionists proposing as a penalty for women who have abortions? If abortion equals murder, then the punishment ought to be the same. For premeditated murder (abortion is premeditated by definition), it's often death. If not death, it's life in prison. Why aren't anti-abortionists proposing death for abortion?

According to anti-abortionists, the new life begins when the egg and sperm unite. If this is true, why are anti-abortionists so opposed to birth control? Granted, there are a couple (only a couple) of abortifacient birth control methods, but most prevent the union of the egg and sperm. No creation of life, and therefore, no possibility of murder. Why wouldn't anti-abortionists be strong supporters of birth control use, distribution, and education?

According to their own beliefs, they routinely commit murder. Protestant women account for almost 40% of abortions in the U.S. Add in Catholics and you've accounted for nearly 70% of all abortions in the U.S. If they really, genuinely believe it's murder, then they're committing murder at a rate that would make Pol Pot swell with pride.
 
2012-08-02 08:25:10 AM  

staplermofo: If Kelly thinks that a zygote is fully human, and that intervening to decrease the possibility of that zygote growing further is tantamount to murder, then he's condemning what he believes is the mass murder of babies.
I don't agree that zygotes are fully human, so it's not as morally serious to me. But I would say legalizing mass murder is worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and 9/11. The seriousness of this, to him, matches that.

Arguing about how much it matters to them is beside the point. He's not belittling anyone if he really feels this is morally equivalent to mass murder. Nobody ought to feel insulted. It's perfectly reasonable for Kelly to feel angry, frustrated, disgusted, etc. From his point of view, we support killing babies, and we're using his tax money to kill babies, which means in his mind he's indirectly killing babies. Have a little sympathy for the guy, like you would for a vegan who was trying to outlaw killing animals, or a guy who wants to spend 20% of the national budget wrapping the country in foil to prevent aliens from controlling our thoughts.

Obviously, keep doing what you think is right, but try to be sympathetic to the folks fighting on the losing side of this.


Contraceptives prevent babies from being aborted. They actually prevent way more abortions than sad retards picketing Planned Parenthood.
 
2012-08-02 08:25:20 AM  

staplermofo: Obviously, keep doing what you think is right, but try to be sympathetic to the folks fighting on the losing side of this.


I would be if there was a rational, logical, or intelligent reason to be on that side. But deliberate and willful ignorance, and above and beyond that the pride in being so uninformed and prejudiced against learning about the issue, on the side of the anti-abortionists, anti-birth control, anti-women, and anti-sex politicians is not at all something I'm either going to respect or be sympathetic about.

We all do what we think is right, but it really helps if we actually are trying to find out what's right instead of just acting like we already are.
 
2012-08-02 08:25:30 AM  

what_now: Many women use hormonal birth control to keep themselves free of horrifying medical issues like pregnancy.


I see what you did there.

/can I have a job at Fox?
 
2012-08-02 08:27:43 AM  

GameSprocket: Brettster808: Daniel Inouye is a Hawaii Senator, not a Hawaiian Senator.

He's not Hawaiian?


He was born in Hawaii, from Japanese parents. He may not be a indigenous Hawaiian, but he's as Hawaiian as I am a Georgian.
 
2012-08-02 08:28:34 AM  

basemetal: I don't know, he went kind of light on the idiot.


When a guy who witnessed Pearl Harbor and lost his arm in World War II stands up and tells you to shut the fark up for making a hyperbole about Pearl Harbor, nothing more needs to be saids.
 
2012-08-02 08:28:59 AM  

dittybopper: BronyMedic: Daniel Inouye is a magnificent bastard.

This. Is. Amazing.

Most Medal of Honor winners recipients are.

It's not like he won a prize. He lost his arm and probably has terrible thoughts of that day every time he closes his eyes.
 
2012-08-02 08:30:15 AM  
Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye (D-amn right) puts the smack down on Rep. Mike Kelly (R-etard),
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2012-08-02 08:31:42 AM  

staplermofo: If Kelly thinks that a zygote is fully human, and that intervening to decrease the possibility of that zygote growing further is tantamount to murder, then he's condemning what he believes is the mass murder of babies.
I don't agree that zygotes are fully human, so it's not as morally serious to me. But I would say legalizing mass murder is worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and 9/11. The seriousness of this, to him, matches that.


There are a lot of "if ______ believes _________" comparisons that could be made that would make your argument here seem pretty silly.

I guess I understand where you're coming from, but I don't think we should be lenient in our opinions of people who believe stupid stuff and want to shape our nation's policies on that stuff.
 
2012-08-02 08:32:04 AM  
"Inouye was promoted to the rank of sergeant within his first year, and he was given the role of platoon leader. He served in Italy in 1944 during the Rome-Arno Campaign before his regiment was transferred to the Vosges Mountains region of France, where he spent two weeks in the battle to relieve the Lost Battalion, a battalion of the 141st Infantry Regiment that was surrounded by German forces. He was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant for his actions there. At one point while he was leading an attack, a shot struck him in the chest directly above his heart, but the bullet was stopped by the two silver dollars he happened to have stacked in his shirt pocket.[8] He continued to carry the coins throughout the war in his shirt pocket as good luck charms until he lost them shortly before the battle in which he lost his arm.[9]


Inouye as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army
On April 21, 1945, Inouye was grievously wounded while leading an assault on a heavily-defended ridge near San Terenzo in Tuscany, Italy called Colle Musatello. The ridge served as a strongpoint along the strip of German fortifications known as the Gothic Line, which represented the last and most dogged line of German defensive works in Italy. As he led his platoon in a flanking maneuver, three German machine guns opened fire from covered positions just 40 yards away, pinning his men to the ground. Inouye stood up to attack and was shot in the stomach; ignoring his wound, he proceeded to attack and destroy the first machine gun nest with hand grenades and fire from his M1 Thompson submachine gun. After being informed of the severity of his wound by his platoon sergeant, he refused treatment and rallied his men for an attack on the second machine gun position, which he also successfully destroyed before collapsing from blood loss.

As his squad distracted the third machine gunner, Inouye crawled toward the final bunker, eventually drawing within 10 yards. As he raised himself up and cocked his arm to throw his last grenade into the fighting position, a German inside fired a rifle grenade that struck him on the right elbow, severing most of his arm and leaving his own primed grenade reflexively "clenched in a fist that suddenly didn't belong to me anymore".[10] Inouye's horrified soldiers moved to his aid, but he shouted for them to keep back out of fear his severed fist would involuntarily relax and drop the grenade. As the German inside the bunker reloaded his rifle, Inouye managed to pry the live grenade from his useless right hand and transfer it to his left. As the German aimed his rifle to finish him off, Inouye managed at last to toss the grenade off-hand into the bunker and destroy it. He stumbled to his feet and continued forward, silencing the last German resistance with a one-handed burst from his Thompson before being wounded in the leg and tumbling unconscious to the bottom of the ridge. When he awoke to see the concerned men of his platoon hovering over him, his only comment before being carried away was to gruffly order them to return to their positions, since, as he pointed out, "nobody called off the war!"[11]

The remainder of Inouye's mutilated right arm was later amputated at a field hospital without proper anesthesia, as he had been given too much morphine at an aid station and it was feared any more would lower his blood pressure enough to kill him.[12]"

Wow...
 
2012-08-02 08:35:44 AM  

staplermofo: If Kelly thinks that a zygote is fully human, and that intervening to decrease the possibility of that zygote growing further is tantamount to murder, then he's condemning what he believes is the mass murder of babies.
I don't agree that zygotes are fully human, so it's not as morally serious to me. But I would say legalizing mass murder is worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and 9/11. The seriousness of this, to him, matches that.

Arguing about how much it matters to them is beside the point. He's not belittling anyone if he really feels this is morally equivalent to mass murder. Nobody ought to feel insulted. It's perfectly reasonable for Kelly to feel angry, frustrated, disgusted, etc. From his point of view, we support killing babies, and we're using his tax money to kill babies, which means in his mind he's indirectly killing babies. Have a little sympathy for the guy, like you would for a vegan who was trying to outlaw killing animals, or a guy who wants to spend 20% of the national budget wrapping the country in foil to prevent aliens from controlling our thoughts.

Obviously, keep doing what you think is right, but try to be sympathetic to the folks fighting on the losing side of this.


Sorry, but there is no need to be sympathetic to a brazen willfully ignorant jackass who compares a woman on the pill to an airplane hijacker on a suicide mission to kill thousands, even if he does really, really mean it.

Not every opinion is entitled to respect. It's like when someone posts online that the Illuminati is using Justin Bieber to brainwash eskimos into breaking into his house to fill his oven mitts with Poutine. Would you show sympathy to that, or just rightfully call him a dumbass?
 
2012-08-02 08:35:48 AM  

Screechy: GameSprocket: Brettster808: Daniel Inouye is a Hawaii Senator, not a Hawaiian Senator.

He's not Hawaiian?

He was born in Hawaii, from Japanese parents. He may not be a indigenous Hawaiian, but he's as Hawaiian as I am a Georgian.


Lol. You are just a handle on the Internet. That comment could go either way.
 
2012-08-02 08:38:30 AM  

GameSprocket: Brettster808: Daniel Inouye is a Hawaii Senator, not a Hawaiian Senator.

He's not Hawaiian?


He's of Japanese descent. He is not ethnically Hawaiian.

/His words, upon witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "Those damn Japs".
 
2012-08-02 08:39:11 AM  

GameSprocket: Screechy: GameSprocket: Brettster808: Daniel Inouye is a Hawaii Senator, not a Hawaiian Senator.

He's not Hawaiian?

He was born in Hawaii, from Japanese parents. He may not be a indigenous Hawaiian, but he's as Hawaiian as I am a Georgian.

Lol. You are just a handle on the Internet. That comment could go either way.



He's as Hawaiian as Obama is.
 
2012-08-02 08:39:34 AM  
Hmm, if abortion is murder then miscarriage is the leading cause of death in the world and there would be a large campaign to reduce it.

fc00.deviantart.net
 
2012-08-02 08:40:20 AM  

dittybopper: GameSprocket: Brettster808: Daniel Inouye is a Hawaii Senator, not a Hawaiian Senator.

He's not Hawaiian?

He's of Japanese descent. He is not ethnically Hawaiian.

/His words, upon witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "Those damn Japs".



If that is the standard, very few of us are ethnically American.
 
2012-08-02 08:40:29 AM  
Not that the representative will ever feel any shame bout his words.
 
2012-08-02 08:41:21 AM  

feickus: dittybopper: BronyMedic: Daniel Inouye is a magnificent bastard.

This. Is. Amazing.

Most Medal of Honor winners recipients are.
It's not like he won a prize. He lost his arm and probably has terrible thoughts of that day every time he closes his eyes.


Toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe. He earned it. That alone makes him worthy of some serious respect.

Any terrible thoughts he may or may not have certainly haven't held him back from succeeding.
 
2012-08-02 08:42:49 AM  

fracto: If that is the standard, very few of us are ethnically American.


"American" isn't an ethnicity, it's a nationality. "Hawaiian" is an ethnicity.

Besides, I can fake it pretty well.
 
2012-08-02 08:43:15 AM  

fracto: If that is the standard, very few of us are ethnically American.


Well to be fair, under standard U.S. usage, American isn't really an ethnicity

/of course particular flavors of Native American are . . .
 
2012-08-02 08:44:12 AM  

Samus_Araan: "Inouye was promoted to the rank of sergeant within his first year, and he was given the role of platoon leader. He served in Italy in 1944 during the Rome-Arno Campaign before his regiment was transferred to the Vosges Mountains region of France, where he spent two weeks in the battle to relieve the Lost Battalion, a battalion of the 141st Infantry Regiment that was surrounded by German forces. He was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant for his actions there. At one point while he was leading an attack, a shot struck him in the chest directly above his heart, but the bullet was stopped by the two silver dollars he happened to have stacked in his shirt pocket.[8] He continued to carry the coins throughout the war in his shirt pocket as good luck charms until he lost them shortly before the battle in which he lost his arm.[9]


Inouye as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army
On April 21, 1945, Inouye was grievously wounded while leading an assault on a heavily-defended ridge near San Terenzo in Tuscany, Italy called Colle Musatello. The ridge served as a strongpoint along the strip of German fortifications known as the Gothic Line, which represented the last and most dogged line of German defensive works in Italy. As he led his platoon in a flanking maneuver, three German machine guns opened fire from covered positions just 40 yards away, pinning his men to the ground. Inouye stood up to attack and was shot in the stomach; ignoring his wound, he proceeded to attack and destroy the first machine gun nest with hand grenades and fire from his M1 Thompson submachine gun. After being informed of the severity of his wound by his platoon sergeant, he refused treatment and rallied his men for an attack on the second machine gun position, which he also successfully destroyed before collapsing from blood loss.

As his squad distracted the third machine gunner, Inouye crawled toward the final bunker, eventually drawing within 10 yards. As he raised himself up and cocked his arm t ...



Well let's look at Rep. Mike Kelly war record: "He received a scholarship to play football at University of Notre Dame, but his career quickly ended because of an injury. After college, he worked for his father's car Chevrolet/Cadillac car dealership. In 1995, he purchased his father's business, and then added Hyundai and KIA to his dealership lineup."

You see a failed football star turn used-car salesman knows all about the horrors of 9/11 and Pear Harbor.
 
2012-08-02 08:44:39 AM  
There should be some sort of mandatory psychological screening for members of Congress.

I'll accept that we let crazy people have guns, but damned if we're going to let them pass laws.
 
2012-08-02 08:46:02 AM  

Skleenar: staplermofo: If Kelly thinks that a zygote is fully human, and that intervening to decrease the possibility of that zygote growing further is tantamount to murder, then he's condemning what he believes is the mass murder of babies.
I don't agree that zygotes are fully human, so it's not as morally serious to me. But I would say legalizing mass murder is worse than the attacks on Pearl Harbor and 9/11. The seriousness of this, to him, matches that.

There are a lot of "if ______ believes _________" comparisons that could be made that would make your argument here seem pretty silly.

I guess I understand where you're coming from, but I don't think we should be lenient in our opinions of people who believe stupid stuff and want to shape our nation's policies on that stuff.


Did no one read the entirety of his post? He made those silly comparisons as well. It's as if every Farker's sarcasm meter is broken this morning...
 
2012-08-02 08:48:17 AM  
Senator Daniel Inouye - Legendary Badass, or should be.
 
2012-08-02 08:49:01 AM  

Samus_Araan: "Inouye was promoted to the rank of sergeant within his first year, and he was given the role of platoon leader. He served in Italy in 1944 during the Rome-Arno Campaign before his regiment was transferred to the Vosges Mountains region of France, where he spent two weeks in the battle to relieve the Lost Battalion, a battalion of the 141st Infantry Regiment that was surrounded by German forces. He was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant for his actions there. At one point while he was leading an attack, a shot struck him in the chest directly above his heart, but the bullet was stopped by the two silver dollars he happened to have stacked in his shirt pocket.[8] He continued to carry the coins throughout the war in his shirt pocket as good luck charms until he lost them shortly before the battle in which he lost his arm.[9]


Inouye as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army
On April 21, 1945, Inouye was grievously wounded while leading an assault on a heavily-defended ridge near San Terenzo in Tuscany, Italy called Colle Musatello. The ridge served as a strongpoint along the strip of German fortifications known as the Gothic Line, which represented the last and most dogged line of German defensive works in Italy. As he led his platoon in a flanking maneuver, three German machine guns opened fire from covered positions just 40 yards away, pinning his men to the ground. Inouye stood up to attack and was shot in the stomach; ignoring his wound, he proceeded to attack and destroy the first machine gun nest with hand grenades and fire from his M1 Thompson submachine gun. After being informed of the severity of his wound by his platoon sergeant, he refused treatment and rallied his men for an attack on the second machine gun position, which he also successfully destroyed before collapsing from blood loss.

As his squad distracted the third machine gunner, Inouye crawled toward the final bunker, eventually drawing within 10 yards. As he raised himself up and cocked his arm to throw his last grenade into the fighting position, a German inside fired a rifle grenade that struck him on the right elbow, severing most of his arm and leaving his own primed grenade reflexively "clenched in a fist that suddenly didn't belong to me anymore".[10] Inouye's horrified soldiers moved to his aid, but he shouted for them to keep back out of fear his severed fist would involuntarily relax and drop the grenade. As the German inside the bunker reloaded his rifle, Inouye managed to pry the live grenade from his useless right hand and transfer it to his left. As the German aimed his rifle to finish him off, Inouye managed at last to toss the grenade off-hand into the bunker and destroy it. He stumbled to his feet and continued forward, silencing the last German resistance with a one-handed burst from his Thompson before being wounded in the leg and tumbling unconscious to the bottom of the ridge. When he awoke to see the concerned men of his platoon hovering over him, his only comment before being carried away was to gruffly order them to return to their positions, since, as he pointed out, "nobody called off the war!"[11]

The remainder of Inouye's mutilated right arm was later amputated at a field hospital without proper anesthesia, as he had been given too much morphine at an aid station and it was feared any more would lower his blood pressure enough to kill him.[12]"

Wow...


It's like Tarantino directed his life. Thanks for posting that.
 
2012-08-02 08:49:02 AM  
Check out Ken Burn's The War for a comprehensive look at the life of Daniel Inouye. Mike Kelly and the voters who elected him can suck cawks in hell for all I care.
 
2012-08-02 08:49:07 AM  

dennysgod: Samus_Araan: "Inouye was promoted to the rank of sergeant within his first year, and he was given the role of platoon leader. He served in Italy in 1944 during the Rome-Arno Campaign before his regiment was transferred to the Vosges Mountains region of France, where he spent two weeks in the battle to relieve the Lost Battalion, a battalion of the 141st Infantry Regiment that was surrounded by German forces. He was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant for his actions there. At one point while he was leading an attack, a shot struck him in the chest directly above his heart, but the bullet was stopped by the two silver dollars he happened to have stacked in his shirt pocket.[8] He continued to carry the coins throughout the war in his shirt pocket as good luck charms until he lost them shortly before the battle in which he lost his arm.[9]


Inouye as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army
On April 21, 1945, Inouye was grievously wounded while leading an assault on a heavily-defended ridge near San Terenzo in Tuscany, Italy called Colle Musatello. The ridge served as a strongpoint along the strip of German fortifications known as the Gothic Line, which represented the last and most dogged line of German defensive works in Italy. As he led his platoon in a flanking maneuver, three German machine guns opened fire from covered positions just 40 yards away, pinning his men to the ground. Inouye stood up to attack and was shot in the stomach; ignoring his wound, he proceeded to attack and destroy the first machine gun nest with hand grenades and fire from his M1 Thompson submachine gun. After being informed of the severity of his wound by his platoon sergeant, he refused treatment and rallied his men for an attack on the second machine gun position, which he also successfully destroyed before collapsing from blood loss.

As his squad distracted the third machine gunner, Inouye crawled toward the final bunker, eventually drawing within 10 yards. As he raised himself up and coc ...


Is there a high-profile republican who DIDN'T start their career by running to Daddy?

Not very bootstrappy.
 
2012-08-02 08:49:43 AM  

Samus_Araan: [snip]...

The remainder of Inouye's mutilated right arm was later amputated at a field hospital without proper anesthesia, as he had been given too much morphine at an aid station and it was feared any more would lower his blood pressure enough to kill him.[12]"

Wow...


If some Hollywood screenwriter had made this story up it would have been dismissed as way too over the top.

Wow indeed.
 
2012-08-02 08:50:12 AM  

staplermofo: Obviously, keep doing what you think is right, but try to be sympathetic to the folks fighting on the losing side of this.


I should be sympathetic to someone just because they believe what they are doing is right? The guy in Norway (Anders Behring Breivik) killed 69 people doing what he thought was right. Should I be sympathetic to him?

People need to understand that "religious freedoms" isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card. Religion, for example, was often used as a defense in slavery. Removing people's "right" to own slaves was trampling on people's religious freedoms. But that's perfectly acceptable, because your religion doesn't allow you to impede other people's rights. Same case here. Doesn't matter if he thinks what he is doing is right, he has the ability to not partake of birth control or abortions, but not the right to deny them to others, regards of his religion.
 
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