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Frank Lautenberg Dead

Uber liberal U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) died this week of complications from viral pneumonia. He was 89 years old. And while we know it’s impolite to speak ill of the dead – particularly veterans – we’re not going to kiss this guy’s ass on the occasion of his…

Uber liberal U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) died this week of complications from viral pneumonia. He was 89 years old. And while we know it’s impolite to speak ill of the dead – particularly veterans – we’re not going to kiss this guy’s ass on the occasion of his timely demise.

Lautenberg is one of the main reasons America is in such terrible shape. Like U.S. President Barack Obama, he was an anti-freedom, anti-free market welfare statist/ crony capitalist waster of other people’s money – not to mention the father of subsidies for government railroads and the architect of the national drinking age.

A reliable vote in support of tax hikes and spending increases, Lautenberg was also a hard core social liberal – going so far as to support the gruesome practice of partial birth abortions. Additionally, he was one of the Senate’s most aggressive anti-Second Amendment advocates – and received a perfect score from the NAACP for his support of the racist policy of “affirmative action.”

In fact next to the late Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, no member of the U.S. Senate had a voting record further to the left of Lautenberg – which is why you won’t see us shedding a tear for him.

Lautenberg’s interim successor will be appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in anticipation of a special election – at which point this seat will be filled by some other uber-liberal Senator later this year.

Oh … and while the liberal press is making a big deal about Lautenberg being the last “World War II” veteran in the U.S. Senate, dude was in the Signal Corps (a.k.a. one step behind the Michael Haleys of the world, but one step ahead of “veterans” like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham).

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98 comments

Frank Pytel June 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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Frank Pytel June 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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GreenvilleLwyr June 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Unnecessary. Anyone who reads FITSNEWS knows that you have no love for this man. Why bother reporting on his death? No connection to South Carolina, no juicy understory. No need to say (once again), “Someone died and I just refuse to say anything nice because I’m an ass.”

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Simple Simon June 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Yeh pretty tasteless.I despise lots of people but if they were to dieI think I could just maintain silence.No need to say anything.

As for the “he helped destroy the country line?”As best I can determine, except for a few goofball libertarian types,Fits feels that way about just about everybody!

Simple!

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Cicero June 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Fun thought experiment: how many people will cry when Sic Willie finally sheds his self-abused mortal coil? What would people say nice about him? “Man, he showed lots of cleavage on the internet”? Maybe that his shining moment was lying about/admitting to screwing another man’s wife, and then making incessant lurid references to it half a decade later?

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GreenvilleLwyr June 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Unnecessary. Anyone who reads FITSNEWS knows that you have no love for this man. Why bother reporting on his death? No connection to South Carolina, no juicy understory. No need to say (once again), “Someone died and I just refuse to say anything nice because I’m an ass.”

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Simple Simon June 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Yeh pretty tasteless.I despise lots of people but if they were to dieI think I could just maintain silence.No need to say anything.

As for the “he helped destroy the country line?”As best I can determine, except for a few goofball libertarian types,Fits feels that way about just about everybody!

Simple!

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Cicero June 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Fun thought experiment: how many people will cry when Sic Willie finally sheds his self-abused mortal coil? What would people say nice about him? “Man, he showed lots of cleavage on the internet”? Maybe that his shining moment was lying about/admitting to screwing another man’s wife, and then making incessant lurid references to it half a decade later?

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sweepin June 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

LOL!! “anti-freedom, anti-free market.” This said of the founder of the nation’s second largest payroll services provider. LOL, again.

“Signal Corp one step behind the Michael Haley’s…..” Tell me one more time, FITS, what branch of the service did you serve in?

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Will Folks aka Sic June 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I serve in the branch of “nobody better come the fuck to my door.”

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Stinkbait June 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Anybody who can produce a DD 214 has my respect – regardless of political stripe. You’ve paid your dues. As for you trash-talk, bad ass neocons whose daddies got you a pass….. not so much.

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CNSYD June 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

You will need to explain to Sic Willie what a DD 214 is.

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Thomas June 4, 2013 at 12:15 am

I have a DD-214, honorable discharge USMC…

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Frank Pytel June 4, 2013 at 5:45 am

Thank you for your service. Please don’t become a libitard. PLEASE PLEASE?? Then I will have to dance on your grave and that would really suck. I have a lot of respect for those that serve, until they start serving up feminazi tree hugging communist filth.
Have a Great Day!! :) And please don’t become a commie. PLEASE PLEASE??

Thomas June 4, 2013 at 9:33 am

Hey Frank, when I took the ASVAB, I had the highest score from Charlotte my recruiter saw in three years. I was a platoon scribe in I Company Platoon 3064 3rd Battalion Parris Island which was the honor platoon. We designed a platoon flag which I contributed our name, Commie Killers. My MOS was ATC Radar Technician. I took the oath and as far as I can tell, it still stands. BTW, what is the best CAD program…is there an alternative to Autodesk? Can you print 3d from Autocad or the next best alternative sending files straight to a 3d printer from 3d Systems Corporation printer?

CNSYD June 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Once again, Sic Willie shows his ignorance about all things military. In WWII members of the Signal Corps were on warships and went with our troops in the Pacific theater. Why? Because communications are essential to the coordination of sea, air and land forces. I do not have information relative to exactly where Lautenberg served. Not every soldier was on the front lines, e.g. Ike, Marshall, etc. Does that mean they did nothing?

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EJB June 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

The Japanese code breakers served in relative luxury in Hawaii during WWII but an awful lot of men lived due to their efforts.

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Torch June 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Anyone in a war zone has a chance of dying no matter what the job is. One reason that all of us that are still living when Sic dies will piss on his grave.

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sweepin June 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

LOL!! “anti-freedom, anti-free market.” This said of the founder of the nation’s second largest payroll services provider. LOL, again.

“Signal Corp one step behind the Michael Haley’s…..” Tell me one more time, FITS, what branch of the service did you serve in?

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Will Folks aka Sic June 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I serve in the branch of “nobody better come the fuck to my door.”

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Stinkbait June 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Anybody who can produce a DD 214 has my respect – regardless of political stripe. You’ve paid your dues. As for you trash-talk, bad ass neocons whose daddies got you a pass….. not so much.

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CNSYD June 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

You will need to explain to Sic Willie what a DD 214 is.

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Thomas June 4, 2013 at 12:15 am

I have a DD-214, honorable discharge USMC…

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Frank Pytel June 4, 2013 at 5:45 am

Thank you for your service. Please don’t become a libitard. PLEASE PLEASE?? Then I will have to dance on your grave and that would really suck. I have a lot of respect for those that serve, until they start serving up feminazi tree hugging communist filth.

When they do my wallet inevitably gets lighter. Thing is I like to feed myself at least once a week. Gives me the strength to come here and dance on the graves of those that have legislatively authorized the euthanasia of our unborn

Thanks again Thomas!!

Have a Great Day!! :) And please don’t become a commie. PLEASE PLEASE??

Thomas June 4, 2013 at 9:33 am

Hey Frank, when I took the ASVAB, I had the highest score from Charlotte my recruiter saw in three years. I was a platoon scribe in I Company Platoon 3064 3rd Battalion Parris Island which was the honor platoon. We designed a platoon flag which I contributed our name, Commie Killers. My MOS was ATC Radar Technician. I took the oath and as far as I can tell, it still stands. BTW, what is the best CAD program…is there an alternative to Autodesk? Can you print 3d from Autocad or the next best alternative sending files straight to a 3d printer from 3d Systems Corporation printer?

CNSYD June 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Once again, Sic Willie shows his ignorance about all things military. In WWII members of the Signal Corps were on warships and went with our troops in the Pacific theater. Why? Because communications are essential to the coordination of sea, air and land forces. I do not have information relative to exactly where Lautenberg served. Not every soldier was on the front lines, e.g. Ike, Marshall, etc. Does that mean they did nothing?

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EJB June 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

The Japanese code breakers served in relative luxury in Hawaii during WWII but an awful lot of men lived due to their efforts.

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Torch June 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Anyone in a war zone has a chance of dying no matter what the job is. One reason that all of us that are still living when Sic dies will piss on his grave.

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Smirks June 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Oh … and while the liberal press is making a big deal about Lautenberg being the last “World War II” veteran in the U.S. Senate, dude was in the Signal Corps (a.k.a. one step behind the Michael Haleys of the world

Well considering you didn’t give a shit when Daniel Inouye died, a veteran who had to have his arm amputated after quite a heroic run in WW2, I think we can all take this “well he didn’t do much!” crap with a grain of salt. You don’t give a crap because you don’t agree with him ideologically, not because he didn’t do anything sufficiently life-threatening to be worth mentioning. Because god forbid a veteran have a different opinion or political leaning, right?

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GreenvilleLwyr June 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_Corps_(United_States_Army)#World_War_II

This stuff all sounds kind of important to me. A little more so than an agriculture consultant.

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Cicero June 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm

But Smirks, he was a liberal. Liberals are clearly subhuman beings not worthy of decency. Just like Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley, Rand Paul, self-respecting women . . .

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Smirks June 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Oh … and while the liberal press is making a big deal about Lautenberg being the last “World War II” veteran in the U.S. Senate, dude was in the Signal Corps (a.k.a. one step behind the Michael Haleys of the world

Well considering you didn’t give a shit when Daniel Inouye died, a veteran who had to have his arm amputated after quite a heroic run in WW2, I think we can all take this “well he didn’t do much!” crap with a grain of salt. You don’t give a crap because you don’t agree with him ideologically, not because he didn’t do anything sufficiently life-threatening to be worth mentioning. Because god forbid a veteran have a different opinion or political leaning, right?

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GreenvilleLwyr June 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_Corps_(United_States_Army)#World_War_II

This stuff all sounds kind of important to me. A little more so than an agriculture consultant.

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Cicero June 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm

But Smirks, he was a liberal. Liberals are clearly subhuman beings not worthy of decency. Just like Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley, Rand Paul, self-respecting women . . .

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CorruptionInColumbia June 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Glad this piece of shit is gone. While he may have spent part of WWII fighting for freedom, he spent the latter decades of his life in Congress, fighting against it at every turn, sort of like John McCain.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Glad this piece of shit is gone. While he may have spent part of WWII fighting for freedom, he spent the latter decades of his life in Congress, fighting against it at every turn, sort of like John McCain.

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in office tooo long June 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

If I didn’t think he would be replaced by the same, it would almost be worth it to move to Blue State Jersey, land of high taxes, corruption, pollution, and DECADES of liberalism. NOT.

Christie is no conservative but he’s way, way better than Corzine.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm

…. way better than Corzine.

Best headline of 2011: “Where’s the money, MF?”

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in office tooo long June 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

If I didn’t think he would be replaced by the same, it would almost be worth it to move to Blue State Jersey, land of high taxes, corruption, pollution, and DECADES of liberalism. NOT.

Christie is no conservative but he’s way, way better than Corzine.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm

…. way better than Corzine.

Best headline of 2011: “Where’s the money, MF?”

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GrandTango June 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Hey FITS: You Punch-Drunk, Lemming…there’s a Big ol’ Orange Elephant slain in the parking lot of Carolina Stadium on Tanner Way…

But let me guess: Your lazy, Stupid @$$ can’t find a Google Image for it..and “The Wire” Tin Foil Dumb@$$#$ have tipped you off about it..Not to mention: It does not fit you agenda…so one of the biggest stories in the state is ignored…
Nice work, Scoop…

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GreenvilleLwyr June 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I’m curious, Tango: where did you go to college?

Because I think you might be entitled to a refund.

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Will Folks aka Sic June 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Ha! Now THAT is funny ….

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GrandTango June 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Yeah…Hahahahaha..LMAO, too funny…Now get off your lazy, mind-soft @$$ and report on SC Baseball…
It’s a BIG story…are you so out-of-touch and Stupid, you don’t get that???

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GrandTango June 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm

You won’t even pay me the money you promised…you Lying. Greedy Leftwing Liar…So I doubt my University is going to give it back…

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GreenvilleLwyr June 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I promised you money?

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GrandTango June 3, 2013 at 4:12 pm

You made a bet, based on your weak mind, and propensity for cliche…and you LOST…because most lock-step-thinking liberals are wrong…

Now you claim amnesia…Classic…

GreenvilleLwyr June 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Interesting. Please set out the details of said wager. I always honor my debts, so I don’t want to skip out on this one.

dwb619 June 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Is that what you had when the “Dude in the BLUE Bibs” called your bluff?
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

? June 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Big P probably attended the same college as my occasionally indigent, womanizing, drug using uncle likes to say:

The “University of Hard Knocks”

Funny thing is, he has it on his “Facebook” page under “education”…LMAO!

It’s all sorts of funny, he doesn’t have time for a job or a consistent place to live…but he’s got a good Facebook page….lol

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

As a “Bitter Kitty”, I sure like to think that BigT/GrandTango is a Sakerlina Alum…….

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EJB June 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Sorry T but the first line of your post is funny (due to the misspelling)

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? June 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I find it most effective when dancing on a man’s grave to do it naked so I can pause and take a dump/urinate at the same time.

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Frank Pytel June 4, 2013 at 5:41 am

Hell Yes. Saves on toilet paper too. Good for you ? I didn’t know you cared about the environment so much.

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? June 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I find it most effective when dancing on a man’s grave to do it naked so I can pause and take a dump/urinate at the same time.

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Frank Pytel June 4, 2013 at 5:41 am

Hell Yes. Saves on toilet paper too. Good for you ? I didn’t know you cared about the environment so much.

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9" June 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm

If you want to know why the US is in such terrible shape,read this book.It’s especially essential to those born after 1960,who are so frustratingly ignorant,with no real grasp of American history,but reading books requires long attention-spans;something else that’s missing in this Fahrenheit 451 ,information super-dead end highway society_But this will be categorized and dismissed by you and most readers in simplistic cliched terms as,’Uber liberal’,anti freedom,etc,etc .That’s so much easier than analytical thinking.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/books/the-unwinding-by-george-packer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Thanks. It does look interesting. I’ll read it.

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? June 4, 2013 at 7:57 am

With no explanation of WHY big corps run/own so much, especially the cockroaches and how gov’t cockroaches are a piece of the puzzle it’s more of a state of affairs type of book.

When you can’t/don’t connect the dots between gov’t & corporate power while also exploring their major medium/conduit(fiat currency) you really can’t explain WHY.

The moment gov’t power was reduced by substantial levels the power of these corps would fade with it too…because in a true free market they would be slaves to the customers…not the other way around.

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9" June 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm

If you want to know why the US is in such terrible shape,read this book.It’s especially essential to those born after 1960,who are so frustratingly ignorant,with no real grasp of American history,but reading books requires long attention-spans;something else that’s missing in this Fahrenheit 451 ,information super-dead end highway society_But this will be categorized and dismissed by you and most readers in simplistic cliched terms as,’Uber liberal’,anti freedom,etc,etc .That’s so much easier than analytical thinking.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/books/the-unwinding-by-george-packer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Thanks. It does look interesting. I’ll read it.

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? June 4, 2013 at 7:57 am

With no explanation of WHY big corps run/own so much, especially the cockroaches and how gov’t cockroaches are a piece of the puzzle it’s more of a state of affairs type of book.

When you can’t/don’t connect the dots between gov’t & corporate power while also exploring their major medium/conduit(fiat currency) you really can’t explain WHY.

The moment gov’t power was reduced by substantial levels the power of these corps would fade with it too…because in a true free market they would be slaves to the customers…not the other way around.

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Bubbas Brother June 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

As a “once upon a time” member of the Signal Corps, I’d like to share a list with you: Morgan D. Lane

Charles Evans Kilbourne Jr.

Gordon Johnston

Will Croft Barnes

Adolphus W. Greely

What do these guys have in common? They’re all Medal of Honor Recipients for actions taken while serving in the Signal Corps (AKA – “The Voice of Command”). My list of fellow Infantryman and Engineers would be much much longer but never belittle a man because of his branch of service. Even the AG Corps have a Medal of Honor recipient.

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Bubbas Brother June 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Oh, on the subject at hand – Lautenberg was a horse’s ass as a politician. He voted for DOMA but was an outspoken advocate of gay marriage. He supported every violation of the 2nd Amendment that came through the house and senate. His “Lautenberg Amendment” while having a positive outcome was really just another “gun grab” attempt. The NAACP loved him but he supported every bill fro the evil that is causing a genocide among the black population (see abortion).

About the only political act he committed that I unconditionally support is the ban on smoking on airplanes.

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The Colonel (R) June 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

As a “once upon a time” member of the Signal Corps, I’d like to share a list with you: Morgan D. Lane

Charles Evans Kilbourne Jr.

Gordon Johnston

Will Croft Barnes

Adolphus W. Greely

What do these guys have in common? They’re all Medal of Honor Recipients for actions taken while serving in the Signal Corps (AKA – “The Voice of Command”). My list of fellow Infantryman and Engineers would be much much longer but never belittle a man because of his branch of service. Even the AG Corps have a Medal of Honor recipient.

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The Colonel (R) June 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Oh, on the subject at hand – Lautenberg was a horse’s ass as a politician. He voted for DOMA but was an outspoken advocate of gay marriage. He supported every violation of the 2nd Amendment that came through the house and senate. His “Lautenberg Amendment” while having a positive outcome was really just another “gun grab” attempt. The NAACP loved him but he supported every bill fro the evil that is causing a genocide among the black population (see abortion).

About the only political act he committed that I unconditionally support is the ban on smoking on airplanes.

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Frank Pytel June 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Sic;
Please move this to a category and put the Kathryn Dennis story in the scrolling picture. These bug eyes are…well… making me bugeyed.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

In that pic, I’m trying to figure out if someone just shoved a 24″ dildo up Lautenberg’s ass or if he is about to blow a load in some freedom-loving citizen’s ass. It’s hard to tell.

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Frank Pytel June 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Sic;
Please move this to a category and put the Kathryn Dennis story in the scrolling picture. These bug eyes are…well… making me bugeyed.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

In that pic, I’m trying to figure out if someone just shoved a 24″ dildo up Lautenberg’s ass or if he is about to blow a load in some freedom-loving citizen’s ass. It’s hard to tell.

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Popeye June 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

this photo must have been captured at the very moment of or just after his death

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GrandTango June 3, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Funny…

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Sailor June 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Only to a disrespectful prick like you!

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Popeye June 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

this photo must have been captured at the very moment of or just after his death

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EJB June 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

My step brother was in the signal corps during the first Gulf War (Kuwait), he was inserted miles ahead of combat troops and helped direct bombs, artillery and troop movements. It wasn’t a cakewalk.

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EJB June 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

My step brother was in the signal corps during the first Gulf War (Kuwait), he was inserted miles ahead of combat troops and helped direct bombs, artillery and troop movements. It wasn’t a cakewalk.

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GrandTango June 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

The Laut was the replacement for the Torch, if I recall from the late 90s, corectly… The liberals were able to play by a set of better rules for themselves, after The Torch’s crimes were exposed…
Actually: Republican Bashing by FITS-like Moderates is how we end up w/ disasters like The Laut.

If Election law would have been followed, The Laut would not have gotten on the ballot. But media like FITS shills for extra rights for the left. Regular rules do nopt apply and the Laut was annointed to the peoples’ office to steal us blind, while FITS and the ret of the media stood there w/ their heads up their @$$#@…(sound familiar in 2008 and 2012?)….

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GreenvilleLwyr June 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm

You didn’t answer my last inquiry. What was the subject of the bet I supposedly lost? You keep saying I owe you money. I’ll pay up if you can back up your claim.

Otherwise, shut the fuck up.

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GrandTango June 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm

You lying liberal little piece of $#!*…Don’t play ignorant…your stupid @$$ bet the money you claimed you paid in taxes last year (100K) that I’m on gov’t assistance…

You are like most brain-dead lefwing dolts. You stick up as champions for gov’t check riders, then you’re the first to Bash a person, claiming they are one of the voters you are supposedly so compassionate for…

You are not like lying TRASH…you ARE lying Trash…Dumb@$$…
Yall always run for what you are..when it becomes obvious…

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GreenvilleLwyr June 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

So I’ve been pouring over my posts, and I don’t see any where I made such a wager. I certainly didn’t pay the government that much in taxes last year (I wish!), and I’m pretty sure I’ve never accused you of being on public assistance.

However, if you would be so kind as to point me to the specific post where I made such a claim, I would appreciate it.

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GrandTango June 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Foget it. You are a liberal. You say $#!*, and when it comes back to bite you in your Stupid @$$…you play like the Coward you are…

It’s like the IRS Bull-$#!* Obama has been caught doing, or Benghazi: You never account for the sorry piece of $#!* you are…no surprises. You are corrupt, and that’s what I expect…Don’t sweat it…

GreenvilleLwyr June 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

How am I being a coward, exactly? I am saying I don’t recall making such a statement and I am inviting you to point out where I made such a statement. I would like you to do that.

Unless you have no proof to back up your claim, although I know a staunch conservative like you would never do such a thing.

lowcorider June 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Sic I’m beginning to think that you don’t think much of those of us who served. What’s up with that?

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Lowcorider June 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Sic I’m beginning to think that you don’t think much of those of us who served. What’s up with that?

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sctanker June 4, 2013 at 9:22 am

Castigating the Signal Corps is NOT how to build a condemnation on his record as a Senator. I’m no fan of Lautenberg, but come on, man.

By the way, my background is Combat Arms (Infantry and Armor), and I’ve seen a lot of excellent Signal Soldiers go wayout in the wayout to make sure that all of us “trigger pullers” had a means to scream for help. Yeah, Michael Haley had a pretty dangerous billet: How did you know that the group you were meeting wouldn’t turn on you when you got there? All of these “green on blue” attacks against advisors in the news illustrate just how deadly that billet is. As an Infantry advisor, the enemy had a bounty on our heads. These “outreach” guys are no different. They are volunteers, too. Anyone who thinks that they are “badder” than whatever Branch of Service, Arm of Service, etc…there’s recruiting offices all over South Carolina. Put your money where your mouth is.

Then again, the general population of the Republic is so removed from it’s Army, it hasn’t a clue about it other than what they see flowing out of Hollywood. As for a WWII Signal guy, the ranges on the equipment was a lot shorter,meaning closer to the fighting. Often, in the middle of it. Today, the general population thinks the most pressing issue of its military is to make sure that Servicemembers can come out of the closet, get married, and have the same benefits/

I’ve got a _LOT_ of brother and sister Servicemembers in the Active, Reserve, and Guard components who think he’s a great guy, politically speaking. I disagree with them. Yet, they’re no less a citizen or a Servicemember serving the Republic than me. The last time I checked, they bled the same. They die the same.

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sctanker June 4, 2013 at 9:22 am

Castigating the Signal Corps is NOT how to build a condemnation on his record as a Senator. I’m no fan of Lautenberg, but come on, man.

By the way, my background is Combat Arms (Infantry and Armor), and I’ve seen a lot of excellent Signal Soldiers go wayout in the wayout to make sure that all of us “trigger pullers” had a means to scream for help. Yeah, Michael Haley had a pretty dangerous billet: How did you know that the group you were meeting wouldn’t turn on you when you got there? All of these “green on blue” attacks against advisors in the news illustrate just how deadly that billet is. As an Infantry advisor, the enemy had a bounty on our heads. These “outreach” guys are no different. They are volunteers, too. Anyone who thinks that they are “badder” than whatever Branch of Service, Arm of Service, etc…there’s recruiting offices all over South Carolina. Put your money where your mouth is.

Then again, the general population of the Republic is so removed from it’s Army, it hasn’t a clue about it other than what they see flowing out of Hollywood. As for a WWII Signal guy, the ranges on the equipment was a lot shorter,meaning closer to the fighting. Often, in the middle of it. Today, the general population thinks the most pressing issue of its military is to make sure that Servicemembers can come out of the closet, get married, and have the same benefits/

I’ve got a _LOT_ of brother and sister Servicemembers in the Active, Reserve, and Guard components who think he’s a great guy, politically speaking. I disagree with them. Yet, they’re no less a citizen or a Servicemember serving the Republic than me. The last time I checked, they bled the same. They die the same.

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