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John McCain has died

John McCain has died


On Friday it was announced that Senator John McCain had decided to forgo further medical treatments.

Tonight he died.

Unfortunately, his death will be politicized in many directions.

I’ll just hope that after an eventful and full life, he rests in peace.


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JusticeDelivered | August 25, 2018 at 9:09 pm

“I’ll just hope that after an eventful and full life, he rests in peace.”

I very much agree.

    May he have eternal nightmare about the damage he left behind.

    C. Lashown in reply to JusticeDelivered. | August 26, 2018 at 2:01 am

    How else is he going to rest? Dead bodies, once drained of blood and pumped full of embalming fluid, don’t jump up and dance. As for eternal peace with his Creator…. Who knows, I can’t worry about that, I have my own issues to worry about in that context.

    Tom Servo in reply to JusticeDelivered. | August 26, 2018 at 9:53 am

    What I object to are his actions of the last 8 months. It was well known that he was dying when he left Washington last December, and that he was never going back. (it was discussed quietly, but widely) He could have and should have resigned anytime, but he a) couldn’t bear to give up his office while he was alive, no matter what, and b) I believe this was all carried out so Cindy McCain can take over his seat without ever having run for election to anything.

    If McCain would have resigned anytime before June 1, then the voters would have had a say. Doing it this way demonstrated his complete contempt for his constituents, which he held onto until the bitter end.

      V.Lombardi in reply to Tom Servo. | August 27, 2018 at 5:22 am

      Yes he was selfish to the end, obsessed with damaging a conservative president, not representing the voters, and promoting his family.

    And I hope he rests in a beautiful green grave surrounded by people with empty bladders.

And contrary to ill-intended rumors he didn’t finish last in his Navy class. He was fifth from last.

Did not like the man. He was a liar and and a backstabber…always against his own party.
But Meagan is OK and a better thinker. So condolences to Meagan.

    V.Lombardi in reply to puhiawa. | August 27, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Meagan has said awful things about Trump. The rich spoiled brat has been handed a job which better and more qualified people strive to get the chance to have. Her coaches give her poll tested statements so that she can play the pretend conservative on the view. She is as much a phony as her father, George Will, Paul Ryan, and many others.

I won’t offer any encomiums the Almighty can sought this one out.

I am not sad.

practicalconservative | August 25, 2018 at 9:23 pm

An LGQT pioneer. The first of the generation of Democrats who chose to dress up as Republicans. If he’d been from California he would have run as a Democrat.

Condolences to those who cared for him.

And that is all that this AZ voter will say about it.

He was a maverick at times when his party needed him most to be a team player. He had the power and personality to chart his own course as few do. I wish he had had better navigation skills. That said his exit was out of his hands and I hope it was a peaceful transition when it happened. As is the case now… it is we the living that must soldier on and maybe just maybe with less of a hindrance going forward.

    “He was a maverick at times when his party needed him most to be a team player…”

    He was a vain and weak man. He survived only because he sold out the Conservatives to be rewarded and manipulated by the left.

    If “Maverick” can be translated from any language to mean: “piece of sh-t,” then McCain is a ‘maverick.’

      maxmillion in reply to | August 25, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Trashing him today reveals you for what you are, and it ain’t pretty. Try to be classy.

        riverlife_callie in reply to maxmillion. | August 25, 2018 at 11:03 pm

        Not a thing wrong with telling the truth. McCain did not do right by his constituents and his country. Not sorry he’s gone. We’ll all be gone someday. I only hope that my passing will be more honorable than his.

        If no you he had tried to be classy rather than spending his last days focused on petty revenge and counting coup at the expense of his constituents. I wish his grieving family well, and hope he finds peace like I hope that for anyone,,but I am not going to sugarcoat the dumpster fire that he went out with.

    CincyJan in reply to alaskabob. | August 26, 2018 at 4:54 am

    Well put. I am disgusted by the people who consider his death a last opportunity to vent their political antagonism. So inappropriate. Death of any human being is a sobering occasion, reminding us all that we face a common future. I would think adults would have some sense of dignity.

Bottom line: We’re finally rid of the bum. May he take jane fonda and hillary clinton with him.

The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam:

Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain:

Nixon pardoned all POWs.” McCain was #1 on the list:

John McCain: Traitor to the conservative cause:

‘Songbird’ McCain: The evidence – in his own words, his fellow veterans, and his captors:

McCain’s Victims May Be Vindicated By “Hanoi Hilton Songbird” Audio:

Rest in peace. May your loved ones know the Peace that passeth all understanding, and may God hold them in the palm of His hand.

This isn’t the time for all the negativity.

Eastwood Ravine | August 25, 2018 at 9:47 pm

My condolences to his family. R.I.P.

No false praise from me but as a fellow sailor and Arizonan: Fair winds and following seas, Senator McCain.

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He was a hero, a patriot, and a jerk.

Time changes us all. Some for better, some for worse.

History will judge.

R.I.P., John. Thank you for your service.

    He became a jerk as soon as he got in the senate.

    His corruption (remember Keating?) and his selling out his electorate for decades dwarf his military record.

      Military record? If he wasn’t the spawn of the well connected he would’ve spent his life not in the US Senate, but quietly tucked away at Ft. Leavenworth

        V.Lombardi in reply to MarkS. | August 27, 2018 at 5:34 am

        McCain’s life from his military days to his refusal to resign is scandalous. Ignorance about this leads to more ignorance.

    Arminius in reply to navyvet. | August 26, 2018 at 9:28 am

    “He was a hero, a patriot, and a jerk…”

    Hold that thought navyvet. On other sites I go by the handle WESTPAC Spy. My call sign was Holy as my last name rhymes with Toledo. My cross country call sign was (and I’m not proud of this but I was a different person back in my twenties) Clint Taurus. If you out live me, carve that into my tomb stone.

Okay, condolences to his family.

Maybe it’s time we stopped elevating politicians over ordinary Americans, many of whom have given a hell of a lot more to this country.

OK what will it take for you to not get you record what I’m hearing?

So b.s. is classy?

Then you must be one classy guy.

    As someone upthread wrote, and pretty much all our mothers pounded into our heads, if you can’t say anything nice say nothing at all. In McCain’s case I can say something nice. I can read from his citation for his DFC. Which means that he was a hero, as much as I have grown to admire Trump, before he was captured. The Navy said something nice about him. I am more than happy to repeat it.

    Direct me, sir, to my B.S.

      V.Lombardi in reply to Arminius. | August 27, 2018 at 5:41 am

      McCain was no hero. He was a spoiled brat who did not belong in the Naval Academy. His mishaps, arrogance and incompetence led to him being shot down. His entire life is littered with unethical behavior.

I wish no ill to any dying person and I hope his family feels the closure that will give them peace. I was annoyed with his refusal to give up his seat in the Senate for reasons unknown. He was lucid enough to have explained to his constituents but declined to do so. He was an enigma and a maverick. May God find that amusing.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to inspectorudy. | August 26, 2018 at 12:21 am

    His vanity, arrogance and hatred for Trump is why he stayed until death. Denying Trump anything he wanted legislatively brought him great joy, I believe.

      I’m going to let John McCain go. As he let me go. I’m not his judge anymore. Today I thank him for going above and beyond what duty required. Tomorrow I won’t think about him ever again.

legalizehazing | August 26, 2018 at 1:15 am


I wish he hadn’t blocked the Obamacare repeal. Really fucked over the country.

But still, RIP

I’m pleased that his cancer didn’t turn out to be a hoax to gain sympathy, because that would be a new low.
That’s the nicest thing I can say about John McCain.

Funny, but that old photo of mccain being used an obit picture is like the baby picture of grown thug trayvon martin being used as his’victim’ photo.

When hillary klinton finally drops dead, will we be seeing her baby pictures in ny times obits?

Mccains obit picture should be one of the scowling little dick he was.

I was shocked by the graciousness of Sarah Palin’s tweet. With all her faults and frailties, she still is rooted in kindness, willing to extend sympathy. I thought McCain treated Mrs. Palin exceedingly poorly, and yet she has consistently responded with a soothing touch.

    Matt_SE in reply to C. Lashown. | August 26, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Both Trump and Palin made respectful but minimalist remarks. Contrast that to Paul Ryan’s gushing praise: “He will always be listed among freedom’s most gallant and faithful servants.”

    Ummm…not really.

    I think you can tell a lot about someone from what they’re willing to lie about.

      inspectorudy in reply to Matt_SE. | August 26, 2018 at 11:01 am

      Paul Ryan is a man who will not be remembered very long. He had a golden opportunity to lead the House in support of Trump’s goals, not Trump himself, but he was too petty to do that. Instead, we lost the most vital time of any presidency, the first year. He is a lot like McCain in that he will not step aside to help Trump reach his aims of draining the swamp or to enact his ideas to strengthen America. He has offered NO support for the investigations going on that we all know are corrupt concerning Russia and Trump. He is a weak man who put self above all else.

      V.Lombardi in reply to Matt_SE. | August 27, 2018 at 5:45 am

      Ryan’s remarks show us again what type of man he is, a phony, self serving leftist, who praises anyone or anything that attacks Trump.

    Arminius in reply to C. Lashown. | August 27, 2018 at 1:05 am

    The thing was I’ve been to Anchorage. And Wasilla. And Eagle River. They’d give you the shirt off their backs. Which in Sarah Palin’s case might be interesting but when it’s thirty below eve my filthy mind is fixated on survival.

    Have you ever been dropped off by a cab in Fairbanks in December without a hat? It’s like, “Help me Jesus to the front door.”

      Arminius in reply to Arminius. | August 27, 2018 at 1:10 am

      It may not have been a cab. All I remember is brain freeze. I really didn’t think I was going to make it and I only had to move maybe thirty feet.

i’ll just say what i said at the SoCal MoMe earlier this evening:

“May St Peter assign him appropriately.”

and condolences to those that loved him.

Goodbye, John.

Ok, I’m ready to discuss who is getting appointed to the Senate to fill the empty seat now. A Republican already serving in the Arizona legislature would be good.

    Matt_SE in reply to georgfelis. | August 26, 2018 at 3:10 am

    I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for Ducey to appoint a super-duper conservative if I were you. Ducey was backed by the establishment types for a reason. He’s their creature.

    The only reason he didn’t appoint Cindy McCain to the seat is because the nepotism and corruption were too blatant, and there would’ve been a backlash.

    Expect him to appoint a low-profile squish who is either enthusiastically onboard with screwing the voters of AZ, or who can be controlled by those who are.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to georgfelis. | August 26, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    You mean like an actual Republican? AZ doesn’t have any serving in the Senate now. Why would they change course in the middle of the stream? Bring on the illegals’ votes.

I pray that he has repented of his sins and made peace with the Father.

I also pray that the Father forgives me of my sinful thoughts upon hearing the news… Amen.

Put a John McCain star on a sidewalk in San Francisco.

I am no fan of McCain, though I wish comfort for his family in this time of grief, for despite his many faults he was loved by his family, and those are who are in my thoughts and prayers.

I will leave it at that.

caseoftheblues | August 26, 2018 at 6:49 am

My condolences, prayers and thoughts to any families losing or having lost a family member due to Obamacare which someone who shall remain nameless saved due to his own selfish, political game playing reasons.

Bitterlyclinging | August 26, 2018 at 7:16 am

FOX News in its 6 AM tribute to Senator McCain showed video clips of the burning Benghazi Compound, along with the faces of the 4 slain in that shameful occurrence, Ambassador Chris Stephens, Sean Smith, Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Someone should remind Bill Sammons at FOX that the slaughter in Benghazi was all the handiwork of Buraq Hussein Obama, while assiduously working to turn the US of A into Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe and Cyril ramaphosa’s South Africa, his handmaidens Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Susan Rice.
Sammons must have realized he couldn’t quite paint President DJT with the responsibility for that event, so he did the next best thing , trying to hang John McCain with the blame for Benghazi.

    V.Lombardi in reply to Bitterlyclinging. | August 27, 2018 at 5:51 am

    McCain supported the rise of radicalism in the middle east, even met with some of them in Syria. He was a partner to Hillary and Barack in the Arab Spring.

Interesting that he died on the same date and from the same cancer as did Ted Kennedy.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to dacama. | August 26, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Maybe that’s God’s preferred date for killing off scumbag pols with blood on their hands.

All I want to say with respect to the passing of Sen. John S. McCain is this: Whether he lived his life in service to his country or to his ego, it’s a toss-up.

DieJustAsHappy | August 26, 2018 at 9:25 am

“And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” (Job 1:21)

conservative tarheel | August 26, 2018 at 10:00 am

I am glad he is gone
that backstabbing SOB can rot
I hope the people he killed on the
Forrestal and the ppl he turned on
in nam are waiting for him before he gets
the St. Peter .. then his dad grandpa and other
family members get to kick his ass
they are gonna have to post as guard to keep
ppl from standing in line to piss on his grave …
in the dictionary under RINO is his picture

RIP my ass.
burn in hell.

Cancer killed him. Now comes the overkill by the MSM and his fellow political crooks.

It seems hypocritical for people – on both sides of the aisle- who loathed McCain to now gush platitudes about him because he died.
IMO Trump’s comment was more than enough and Palin’s was more than she owed him.

Sympathies to his family and those who loved or respected him are appropriate.

I was not a fan of Mr. McCain. That said, I am so disappointed in most of the comments here. This was not the time to spew hate. I never downvoted any of you, even those of you I disagreed vehemently with. You are free to act just like the left does. I won’t. This forum used to be a very helpful, nice place to visit. I will take leave of you now. The world is a hateful place. I don’t need it from you, too.

JoAnne, have you ever stopped to think how many times Conservatives have lost by “playing nice?” I had no respect for John McCain while he was alive, why should I respect him because he’s dead?

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to bw222. | August 26, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    That I’m aware nobody is telling you to “respect him because he’s dead.” Rather, it’s that we’re all mortal. And, with the death of someone, it is a time to pause and consider upon this, as well as having reverence for life itself. So, even if you can’t set aside your grievances against John McCain at least consider that are those who are of the notion to “not speak ill of the dead.”

    Moreover, you just might also give consideration to JoAnne, who appears to be hurting. You just might …

Since when do we give a platform to political hit pieces from the Rolling Stone? Have we learned nothing at all about what the Democrats do? Or do you truly think the lying started with the 2016 campaign?

Death is the great equilizer, and this man WILL be judged for his deeds in this world, good and bad. I hope others that have a lust for power and control see this as a warning, that death will visit and they have no power to stop it. I can guess he is afraid, not of death but of losing his power.

I’ll add to what I wrote Friday: I hope he was awake all the way to the end knowing his power was going with him. I hope he gritted his teeth with that knowledge and cursed his physical body. History is littered with people like him that rise to power and bring ruin to humanity for thier own gain and glory. Good riddens. He passes now into the dustbin of history trailing blood, death and destruction behind him.

Maverick McCain
Reaches across a last aisle
To bite one more hand