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Friday, March 04, 2011

Bohner FU to WWI Last Veteran

In classic double speak that politicians have to practice in the mirror to keep their job, Speaker of the House John Bohner screwed up. The last surviving veteran of World War One, aka WWI, was forsaken a memorial tribute at the capitol rotunda on his passing by the GOP head honcho in charge. The man was 110 years old, he was the last doughboy! This was courtesy of the military pro and we love our veteran’s political party Speaker of the House John Bohner. I’m sure he was thinking out of his ass when he blocked a wake at the capitol rotunda for the LAST VETERAN of WWI.

Two West Virginia senators and a documentary filmmaker are expressing their dismay after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) blocked a movement to allow Frank Buckles' body to lay repose in the Capitol Rotunda.

Buckles, the last living American World War I veteran, died in West Virginia at the age of 110 last week. Shortly after his death, Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin III released statements urging Boehner to reconsider.

"My resolution is simple. It would have provided a fitting tribute to Frank Buckles – the nation's last Doughboy," Rockefeller said in a statement posted to his Web site. "Surely, Speaker Boehner can agree that the Congress should pause for a moment to pay its respects to Mr. Buckles and all our World War I veterans." – New York Daily News

Frank Buckles did nothing to the Democrats or the Republicans other than be the last man out of this world that served his country in World War One. And this is something that Bonehead has a problem with? WTF is wrong with him and the rest of the GOP? Apparently, they only support people in uniform while you are actually in the line of fire. Guns, bullets, and God bless our troops. After that their seems to be a middle finger that keeps coming up over and over again when it comes to veterans.

Screw the Republicans if they think that a 110 year old man that was the last surviving man from WWI does not deserve a national tribute. Plant the old geezer at Arlington is what Bohner said. We’ll send a bugler that will put down a boom box, hit the play button and hold a fake bugle to his lips.

Bullshit doesn’t always come from the back end of a bull. Sometimes it is right in front of you and we call him the Speaker of the house.


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Blogger Sue said...

What a disgrace and an embarrassment Bonehead is!! Pelosi where for art thou???

3:09 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I'm telling you Sue, there is a very wrong pattern of behavior when it comes to veterans in this country. Am I the only one that sees this???

1:43 PM  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

"Dang! He died before we could cut his benefits! Can't we at least deny him something?"

10:01 AM  
Blogger Jersey McJones said...

Buckles wanted a WWI memorial in DC and the GOP leadership is not about to build anything, anywhere, ever. Fuck them. Bloggers should keep this story up! WWI should be remembered.


10:00 PM  

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