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Mishaps mark John McCain's record as naval aviator

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    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    It's almost funny, if it wasn't so sad. McCain loses three planes through mishaps, flies about 20 hours of combat missions, and then gets taken prisoner. I suppose given the sorry crop of Republican leaders these days that makes him a hero.

    Mishaps mark John McCain's record as naval aviator - Los Angeles Times

    John McCain was training in his AD-6 Skyraider on an overcast Texas morning in 1960 when he slammed into Corpus Christi Bay and sheared the skin off his plane's wings.

    McCain recounted the accident decades later in his autobiography. "The engine quit while I was practicing landings," he wrote. But an investigation board at the Naval Aviation Safety Center found no evidence of engine failure.

    The 23-year-old junior lieutenant wasn't paying attention and erred in using "a power setting too low to maintain level flight in a turn," investigators concluded.
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    How does that compare/contrast with Obama's time in the military ?
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    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Obama was doing community service, helping steel workers and poor people protect their jobs, their homes, and their communities. McCain deserves credit for his military service, but he certainly didn't accomplish anything noteworthy.
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    He was a *****, doing bullshit community service and activism. More jobs that are easier than working at McDonalds.
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    I think serving in the military, risking life and limb for his country is something I would call noteworthy.
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    Yes, I agree, but giving up lucrative opportunities in law to serve one's community is in my opinion equally noteworthy. Also, I think Obama has more to show for his service than McCain has for his.
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    He's old and crazy! What a crazy old man!

    Dear God, I can't wait until this election is over.
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    I think he needs a few more decades to catch up to John.
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    Pew ,pew , pew .
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    That's nice - but my point was that no-one who didn't join the military should be criticizing those who did barring the very rare criminal type activity.
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    Didn't I just read in another thread that the McCain people must be scared. They're starting all these pointless threads :blahblah: And yet all I'll see is multiple threads like this one and "Palinisms". Which candidates supporters are scared?
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    I would blame his commanding officer for not giving him the trainer plane with the booster seat. ;)
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    Seems to me you didn't even read the article. The CRA merely compels banks (not mortgage companies) to be responsible to the communities in which they operate. No one forced them to lend money to people who did not qualify.
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    Why Do McCain Supporters Say We Can't Bring Up The Keating Scandal Because It Was 20 Years Ago, But We Are Supposed To Roll Around And Rejoice In His Military Service From 40 Years Ago?

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