Well said, Wilton. Any and all who went North earned and deserve respect.
I know three John McCain The ego driven hotdog pilot, who likely benefited from and used to his advantage, being the Admirals son. Who I hold in pretty low regard. The Prisoner of War, who I respect, and thanked for having endured the endless torture and privation. The Senator, who for 32 yrs, has spoken much, but done little, who dumped and divorced the mother of his children, who stood by him all the while he was POW, and who then married the rich young hottie, and I hold that one in pretty low regard also. Trump didn't get where he is by being shy and retiring. He is smart and ruthless. He also is not intimidated by anyone... So, I don't see an apology in the future. McCain and the rest of us are seeing a game change in action. Trump, even if defeated will have "left his mark" before it's over in how DC elites do business. Frankly, it's the kind of "hope and change" much of America had in mind when the present administration sold the phrase. Should be interesting to watch them run away from it now. Question: If Germany had not made war on the civilized world, would we be driving Mercedes cars today? Would they have been "discovered" in America? On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:01 AM, WILTON via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > In a sense, Trump was right - McCain and others would not have been so > "famous" and considered so "heroic" if they had not been shot down and > captured - selected by Fate to endure the unimaginable. But for the Grace > of God there was I. I'm not so sure I could have endured the many years of > captivity and torture that they did, though, and I'm extremely thankful > that I never had to try. Those of us lucky enough to have NOT been shot > down occasionally discussed the subject, but not one of us was willing to > exchange places with a POW. I have great respect for every one them and > what they endured. > > So, in a literal sense, Trump was right - ya just can't say it like that - > well, Trump, who "dodged" such service completely, can't (shouldn't), > anyway. > > Wilton > > From: "Curly McLain via Mercedes" <email@example.com> > To: "Mercedes Discussion List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Cc: "Curly McLain" <126die...@gmail.com> > Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:40 AM > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Trump card > > > > >Anyone listen to the 31 broadcasts McCain made while at the Hanoi Hilton? >> >>> Over North Vietnam radio? >>> >>> Anyone know that he had charges against him upon his release? Anyone know >>> he got a Presidential Pardon? >>> >>> Yeah.. didn't think so.. Might want to look into just what the guy is >>> really made of. Trump isn't that far off the mark, if you look at the >>> true >>> facts.. >>> >>> Just saying.. Go digging. >>> >>> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 2:32 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes < >>> email@example.com> wrote: >>> >>> Or, better said, he handles himself? >>>> >>>> <grin> >>>> >>>> > Dan >>> > >>> >> >> Some have said that the rockets going off on the carrier was an attempt >> at fragging aimed at little john. At any rate, he was NOT well liked in >> his squadron. Probably not on the float.... Anyone know for sure if the >> rocket that brought mclame down was truly a sam? I don't. I have not >> researched it. >> >> I don't think Trump is as historically illiterate as his detractors. I >> have not heard the whole 15 minute interview with trump on Sat. In >> context, I doubt it was a slam on all veterans, as we have been told, but >> rather a comment just about mclame. >> >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com >> >> > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com