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The County Court released a dangerous man a year ago. He could have kill someone during this period of time. This action by the court is an irresponsible one. This man should've been tried 10 months ago. He stole the gun...from another irresponsible owner?
Obviously Mr. Conetto doesn't understand how Government works. Just from the idiotic Ted Cruz's idea our economy lost 24 billion dollars. Just in 2 weeks! Read the Wall Street Journal, hardly a liberal newspaper! Can you imagine the lost a Government shut down for a year could've cost our economy?
The GOP's popularity is at it's lowest ever, thanks to the wacko Tea Party members of Congress. In turn they got NOTHING from their unreasoble demands. We, the American people, lost in this stupid game.
Shame on Ted Cruz and on his neo- dixicrats, confederate-flag-lover followers!
We just can't wait for the next election, my friend! The American electorate is up in arms that its duly elected representatives let all this crap happen. According to all the news sources only 27 percent of the American people think the Republican party is doing a good job. 27 percent! The lowest ever! Remember that number!
Well, they just GOT the message.
Pdywgn, your cut and paste from Wikipedia is OK. Read O'Grady's book for a factual, real account of the rescue opperation. The first radio contact was received by T.O. Hanford (Basher one), an F-16 Pilot from Aviano with only 30 minutes worth of gas. Basher one called our KC 135 for permission to refull so he could keep O'Grady on the radio. On page 154 of his book O'Grady writes " Before Basher one left to REFUL he directed me to turn the radio off" ( temporarily) to save the batteries. Our KC-135 alerted our unit in Pisa.
Within a couple of hours the most formidable rescue flotilla was put together. F-16, F-18, A-10 fighters were airborned. Added to this Marine Cobras, CH-53s. Hanford told O'Grady "They are throwing everything they have at you". The British and the French added their fighters as wel.
And this is the good part as our unit INTENSE PARTICIPATION was to refull all these sophisticated machines in an icredible, superbly coordinated warfare aerial combat ballet. We managed to airborne 8 KC-135 tankers, alerted a supremely ready medical force, including a chain of hospitals all over Europe. Not a single accident or casualty occured!
Sergeant Major Angel Castro Jr. ( 23th Marine Expeditionary Unit), a Puerto Rican from the Bronx was the first one in picking him up after giving him something to eat.
Read the book. It's in the Library.
I said " thanks to the intense PARTICIPATION of our unit". Our KC 135 received his first radio communication and kept intense comunication with all units involved overflying the area. Pdywgn is right about what he discribes. There were also other F-16's as well which our tankers keep refuelled during the operation.
As you know Fairchild AFB is a refulling unit, impossible to engage in ground rescue missions per se.
O'Grady wrote a book about the rescue operation. I believe he himself recognized our participation. I have the book and as soon as I find it I'll say some more about it.
Pearl, check the last Gallup poll. It reveals the majority of the American people believe the GOP, not Obama, is to blame for the current mess the Country is going through. I can't wait for the next elections!
I think I'm wasting my time with you...but here it goes. I've always been an MD, a General Practitioner who trained in Aerospace Research Laboratories at Wright Patterson AFB, and did research on fighter pilots ejection injuries. I became a Flight Surgeon and trained as a Psychiatrist in the AF, but never stopped being a General Practitioner. Once an MD, always an MD.
While at it I must say that you're a hypocrit who has respect for nobody. You're always looking for minute , wiggle interstices to inject your poison, regardless of how honorable the person is. Sometimes I wonder about people who wrap themselves up with the American flag and highjack Freedom to then spew out gratuitous, crapulous insults around.
You started this "ongoing saga" my friend. Now, go to church, ask for forgiveness and do gargles with holy water! By all means, swallow it! It might help your...indigestion...
You have a memory of a mosquito, Namvet! "Let me see, I've been an American citizen for 73 years now, served in the US Air Force, retired after 26 years as a Flight Surgeon. I've lived in Washington for 23 years and have voted in every election since. I've voted in Ohio, New York, California, Texas and Puerto Rico. I'm proud to be an American latino who defended this country to the end, so you too can vote". I've treated thousands of veterans and active duty soldiers. I was in Pisa, Italy during the Bosnia War as a Flight Surgeon when Capt. O'grady was rescued thanks to the intense participation of our unit. In my retirement I've volunteered to treat war veterans in Washington, New York, Wisconsin, Idaho, Ohio, California, Texas, Arkansas, Lousiana, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Island.
Appart from reading the tid-bits and cruising the UB postings to insult people, what else are you doing with your life?
As ignorant as you are I don't expect you to know that all Puerto Ricans are American citizens. My cousin, an Air Force F-4 fighter pilot , died in Vietnam during and incredibly heroic combat mission. Who knows, he maybe saved your life, giving his for his Country!
Another purpose for me to be here is to give hell to arrogant, ignorant people like you. How dare you insult me in the habitual, abhorrent way of yours! The UB ought to exclude your postings for good.
Let's do it. Let's start with that Cuban/ Canadian wacko-bird, Teodoro Cruz!
Well, I guess your prejudice is finally revealing itself. How come a latino wants to kick Cathy out of office when he is not even able to vote in Washington? Let me see, I've been an American citizen for 73 years now, served in the US Air Force, retired after 26 years as a Flight Surgeon. I've lived in Washington for 23 years and have voted in every election since. I've voted in Ohio, New York, California, Texas and Puerto Rico. I'm proud to be an American latino who defended this country to the end, so you too can vote.
On the other hand I appreciate your political impartiality and open mindedness. ATTABOY!
Barracuda, this is OcalaPost take , not yours. You've never posted
YOUR take on anything. You either criticize or inapropriately make reference to somebody else's opinion. By the way, your punctuation of ellipsis is atrocious! Ask Pearl, she knows everything...and if she doesn't know it, she'll fabricate it!
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