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Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

Posted on 12/17/2012 3:07:18 PM PST by Perdogg

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1 posted on 12/17/2012 3:07:22 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I salute him for his military service. May his family be comforted.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 3:08:26 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Perdogg

RIP and thank-you for your service to the country.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 3:09:35 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Perdogg

If only he had been covered under Obamacare!


4 posted on 12/17/2012 3:10:10 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Perdogg

Have nothing against Inouye in particular, but when 88 year-old Senators are dying in office (after having won re-election 2 years earlier), what does it say about politics in Hawaii, or the USA for that matter?


5 posted on 12/17/2012 3:13:41 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Perdogg

Any idea of which Democrat Neil Abercrombie will appoint to serve in the US Senate for the next 50 years?


6 posted on 12/17/2012 3:14:06 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: PGR88

Amen to that! No matter how ill or incompetent they are, most politicians are pretty much guaranteed to stay in office for life. What about that one senator from S. Dakota who had the stroke? Has he recovered, or are other people voting for him? And, of course, there was Sen. Byrd who was obviously too ill to perform his duties, but nothing was done to remove him from office. We don’t have elected officials; we have royalty.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 3:16:45 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: PGR88

Medal of Honor recipient, a True American hero, not like some who are anointed by the media.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 3:16:45 PM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: PGR88

“Have nothing against Inouye in particular, but when 88 year-old Senators are dying in office (after having won re-election 2 years earlier), what does it say about politics in Hawaii, or the USA for that matter?”
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As an 80 year old I’m curious. What does it say?

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9 posted on 12/17/2012 3:17:03 PM PST by Mears
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To: Perdogg

Some Jewish people were helpful to him early on in life. So later on as a Senator he slipped in some million dollar appropriations to help build some Jewish and Hasidic schools


10 posted on 12/17/2012 3:18:17 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: PGR88

Robert Bird

Storm Thurmond was reelected at age 95 or 96.


11 posted on 12/17/2012 3:18:20 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Perdogg

12 posted on 12/17/2012 3:19:05 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Perdogg

Geez, lots of new senators gone right after an election, DeMint, Kerry, Inouye.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 3:19:12 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: PGR88

Diane Feinstein will be 86 when her current term is up.


14 posted on 12/17/2012 3:19:19 PM PST by skeeter
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To: clintonh8r

I salute him and his congressional Medal of Honor . Despite political differences he was a great servant to his country.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 3:20:00 PM PST by chopperjc
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To: clintonh8r

He was a true hero. When he had his arm blown off, he was in the process of throwing a grenade; despite the horrific injury, he picked up the grenade with his left hand and proceeded to throw it and destroyed a German bunker. This was after he was shot in the stomach.


16 posted on 12/17/2012 3:21:01 PM PST by drew
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To: Pining_4_TX; PGR88

Agreed....but who’s fault is that?? How about the idiots that send these guys back for 50 years? Thank you NJ for miserable Frank Lousyberg.


17 posted on 12/17/2012 3:21:08 PM PST by Heff (Too many voted for skin color, hand outs and against Mormonism.)
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To: clintonh8r
I salute him for his military service. May his family be comforted.

Megs-Dittoes! The downside, "Leaky Leahy" from Vermont is third in line to the POTUS.
18 posted on 12/17/2012 3:21:26 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: Perdogg

He was a WWII vet but he was a bastard during the Iran Contra hearings. The look of vitriol on his face when Brendan Sullivan interrupted his tirade comparing North, etc. to the Nazi just following orders! He didn’t like that at all!


19 posted on 12/17/2012 3:21:26 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: OKRA2012

Any idea of which Democrat Neil Abercrombie will appoint to serve in the US Senate for the next 50 years?


With our luck it will be an Indonesian immigrant.


20 posted on 12/17/2012 3:21:58 PM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: Perdogg

He was President pro tempore of the Senate, which means he was third in the line of presidential succession. Does anyone know who becomes President pro tempore now?


21 posted on 12/17/2012 3:25:02 PM PST by Parmenio
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To: Mears

He’s saying that it says that Politicians are spending their entire lives in elected office. Which is NOT what our founders intended.


22 posted on 12/17/2012 3:25:02 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Heff

When is Lousyberg going to drop dead?


23 posted on 12/17/2012 3:25:10 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Perdogg
His military service during WWII and immediately after wards were extraordinary .If you do not know the details of his service commendations you should read about them .
My thanks to him and prayers for his family ..
24 posted on 12/17/2012 3:25:59 PM PST by Howe_D_Dewty
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To: ConservativeMan55

The answer to my question is in the USA Today article. It’s Patrick Leahy!


25 posted on 12/17/2012 3:27:01 PM PST by Parmenio
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To: Pining_4_TX
Amen to that! No matter how ill or incompetent they are, most politicians are pretty much guaranteed to stay in office for life. What about that one senator from S. Dakota who had the stroke? Has he recovered, or are other people voting for him? And, of course, there was Sen. Byrd who was obviously too ill to perform his duties, but nothing was done to remove him from office. We don’t have elected officials; we have royalty.

Being in jail is no impediment, assuming you're from Chicago and put a "D." after your name.

26 posted on 12/17/2012 3:27:23 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Mears

At some point in time you have voted for enough bad legislation....


27 posted on 12/17/2012 3:30:46 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: PGR88
Ted Kennedy was 77.

What about Senators who died within the next term after not running again?

Arlen Specter was 82.

Jesse Helms was 87.

-PJ

28 posted on 12/17/2012 3:31:22 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Perdogg

RIP Inouye.


29 posted on 12/17/2012 3:31:34 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Perdogg

RIP for an American war hero.

Can’t say I like his politics much, though.


30 posted on 12/17/2012 3:32:05 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: OKRA2012

Now, can Abercrombie appoint FLOTUS 0bama to be a senatrix?
Moving her out of the WH would be a win-win for everyone.


31 posted on 12/17/2012 3:33:44 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Lee N. Field

Senator Tim Johnson is still in the Senate despite a stroke. He is such a joke. Can barely speak and yet runs hearings. Out of duty to his nation, he should have stepped down. But, no. Vanity rules.


32 posted on 12/17/2012 3:33:53 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Perdogg

The Senate COUNTRY CLUB has become in part like a hospice of sorts too. Look how many senators choose to leave in the horizontal position? Term and age limits should be only 2 and no older than age 75. Time for the same or similar to be applied to SCOTUS.


33 posted on 12/17/2012 3:34:49 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: OKRA2012

He is likely to appoint Neil Abercrombie.


34 posted on 12/17/2012 3:34:53 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

Is that legal?


35 posted on 12/17/2012 3:39:41 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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36 posted on 12/17/2012 3:39:59 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps
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To: WashingtonSource

At least Gabby Giffords chose to do the proper course and resign her seat. I give her alot of credit instead of just hanging around to cccupy a seat for the liberal agenda.


37 posted on 12/17/2012 3:40:18 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: PGR88

I totally agree..it was the first thing I thought of when I saw this..
Career politicians are the bane of our government.


38 posted on 12/17/2012 3:42:19 PM PST by matginzac
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To: OKRA2012
Any idea of which Democrat Neil Abercrombie will appoint to serve in the US Senate for the next 50 years?

I think it will be Ed Case.

39 posted on 12/17/2012 3:42:45 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: WashingtonSource

Prolly not, but it is Hawaii, after all.


40 posted on 12/17/2012 3:44:03 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Perdogg

Medal of Honor Citation:

“Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Second Lieutenant Inouye crawled up the treacherous slope to within five yards of the nearest machine gun and hurled two grenades, destroying the emplacement. Before the enemy could retaliate, he stood up and neutralized a second machine gun nest. Although wounded by a sniper’s bullet, he continued to engage other hostile positions at close range until an exploding grenade shattered his right arm. Despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation and continued to direct his platoon until enemy resistance was broken and his men were again deployed in defensive positions. In the attack, 25 enemy soldiers were killed and eight others captured. By his gallant, aggressive tactics and by his indomitable leadership, Second Lieutenant Inouye enabled his platoon to advance through formidable resistance, and was instrumental in the capture of the ridge. Second Lieutenant Inouye’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army.”


41 posted on 12/17/2012 3:45:31 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps
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To: Perdogg

This probably means that Harry Reid is now one vote closer to nuking the filibuster. Inouye was a part of the Gang of 14.


42 posted on 12/17/2012 3:47:47 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: skeeter
Diane Feinstein will be 86 when her current term is up.

Wow, I didn't realize she was that old. Who is pulling her strings?

44 posted on 12/17/2012 3:51:58 PM PST by Jean S
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To: GreenLanternCorps

If the Wikipedia article on Inouye is to be believed, the MOH citation doesn’t tell the half of it. He’d already been shot in the stomach once and refused evacuation, and was crawling toward another bunker with a grenade out in his right hand when a German rifle grenade hit him in the arm and blew it off...leaving the grenade, spoon still down, clenched in his right fist on the ground. He had to use his left hand to pull the grenade out of his amputated right hand, threw it into the machine-gun nest to clear it out as the German who shot him was reloading, and then finished off one more position firing a Thompson gun left-handed.

And then he had to have more of his shattered arm amputated without anesthetic because he’d already had too much morphine.

}:-)4


45 posted on 12/17/2012 3:52:36 PM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: rfp1234

What ever happened to that rumored mansion in Hawaii? I always suspected it might be just for her.


46 posted on 12/17/2012 3:53:16 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Perdogg

Excerpt:

His last words were, “Aloha.”

Sen. Daniel Inouye dies from respiratory complications
http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Sen-Daniel-Inouye-dies-from-respiratory/_bVjuWngXE2qRaUsFigwTg.cspx


47 posted on 12/17/2012 4:01:55 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Nowhere Man

How is Leahy third in line?


48 posted on 12/17/2012 4:02:44 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: Perdogg
A sincere mahalo to Senator Inouye for his long service. I still remember his inspirational keynote speech at my 1966 high school graduation.
49 posted on 12/17/2012 4:03:58 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Political Junkie Too; PGR88
Frank Lautenberg is 88 and still in office. What does it say about politics that he's in the Senate? The Democrats couldn't find anybody else to run instead, and the Republicans couldn't find anybody at all to beat him.

Inoyue was his generation's Carl Hayden. Hayden represented Arizona in Washington from statehood in 1912 until 1969, 57 years to Inoyue's 53. Strom Thurmond (served to 100) was his generation's T.F. Green, who represented Rhode Island until he was 94 and lived to be 98.

Why do Senators keep getting reelected? It used to be seniority. The seniority system has been weakened, but I guess it still is. Stay in long enough and there's a lot of favors you can call in, and that helps for constituent services.

I guess you also become an institution or a symbol if you're around long enough -- or maybe people are just too passive and uninterested to vote you out, or they figure that if you're feeble enough you won't do any harm.

50 posted on 12/17/2012 4:05:18 PM PST by x (Senate: from Latin senatus, from sen-, senex old, old man)
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