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Constitutional tears

April 14, 2013

I was watching a program on the TV the other day. They were sinking one of our WWII aircraft carriers off the Florida coast to be used as a fish habitat....

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richardson

Apr-14-13 6:05 AM

Although I agree with the letter's author's basic tenets he does not make a connection between the sinking of the USS Oriskany, CVA 34 off the Florida Coast and his right wing views. The USS Bonne Homme Richard, CVA 32 which I also served on was dismantled as scrap.. Old ships and sailors pass on. That's the natural order, regardless of politics.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-14-13 6:38 AM

richardson:

Just because you have no emotional attachment to the ship on which you served, you should not minimize the feelings of those who have a stronger attachment.

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USABorn

Apr-14-13 8:05 AM

Good letter.........

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coffee

Apr-14-13 9:11 AM

Great letter and those that disagree will realize it only when it is to late!

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CMReeder

Apr-14-13 9:14 AM

This is by far the most outrageous letter written yet. The only tearing at the fabric of America is the conservatives and they rip it apart at the seams. They treat veterans with disdain and disrespect. They treat citizens like slaves. They create fear, terror, and call someone the boogieman. They cry out for freedom but take it away from those they despise.

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Ritty77

Apr-14-13 9:46 AM

"This is by far the most outrageous letter written yet."

Hardly, or don't you read your own?

"The only tearing at the fabric of America is the conservatives and they rip it apart at the seams."

How so?

"They treat veterans with disdain and disrespect."

Can you provide examples of this?

"They treat citizens like slaves."

Drink!

"They create fear, terror, and call someone the boogieman."

How so?

"They cry out for freedom but take it away from those they despise."

How so?

"Notice me! Notice me!"

Happy?

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richardson

Apr-14-13 10:24 AM

Reeder: Your comment fits perfectly with what I think of the left. I remember how vets were treated by the left in the 60's and 70's. It wasn't nice.

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richardson

Apr-14-13 10:45 AM

Erik: I do not minimize my emotions or that of others. We display old tanks and airplanes and some ships to honor our past. But we need to salvage rusty hulks for no other reason than the cost of maintenance, and, we need the room. The idea of sinking the Oriskany was to create a coral reef, which it has.

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Brew4U

Apr-14-13 1:49 PM

Best darn letter I have seen here all year. And by the way it is too late; we made another sickening mistake last November at the voting booth. Lets pray we have a Constitution when 2016 gets here.

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Garben78

Apr-14-13 7:33 PM

And pray like*****those you vote in to office to represent you don't forget who voted them in while they are party jumping (Spector ) I hope he's all but been burning in a inferno

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MrShaman

Apr-15-13 6:36 AM

"Old ships and sailors pass on. That's the natural order, regardless of politics." - richardson

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...And, allowing Mother Nature to "consume" implements-of-War seems appropriate, as well.

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CMReeder

Apr-15-13 12:24 PM

"Reeder: Your comment fits perfectly with what I think of the left. I remember how vets were treated by the left in the 60's and 70's. It wasn't nice. "

It wasn't the 'left', it was a youth movement that began to resonnate with the public. It was a republican afterall who ended our involvement in Vietnam. Now it is conservatives who are cutting and spitting on veterans.

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