Rudy's delimma

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Rudy's delimma

Postby marc » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:26 am

Looks like Rudy Giuliani could have used one of those untuckit shirts. Maybe he was just looking for Hunter Biden's laptop.

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Re: Rudy's delimma

Postby werock » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:50 am

Man you are obsessed. Did I only imagine that the monitor of this site (Mary) requested that no one make political comments a few years ago?
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Re: Rudy's delimma

Postby studiogirl » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:55 pm

Agreed...politics don't belong here.
"Do a little dance,
Take a little chance..."

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Re: Rudy's delimma

Postby marc » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:18 am

My obsessions are few: the health and safety of our son Chris our daughter in law Christine and our Granddaughter Daphne; Poco; and the United States of America.

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Re: Rudy's delimma

Postby werock » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:59 pm

This is not about your obsessions. This is about your blatant refusal to adhere to the wishes of Rusty’s wife Mary, who has clearly stated her desire for this website to be about music and not politics.
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Re: Rudy's delimma

Postby marc » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:48 am

I have a friend, his name is Mark Bennett. I’ve known Mark for over 40 years. He’s a former Marine who served in Viet Nam very early in that war. He was part of a 4 man patrol group that would scout out sites for bombing runs by the Air Force. Occasionally I can get him to open up about his time “in country.” I once asked him what he would take on these 4 or 5 day patrols and his answer was simple: as much ammunition as they could carry because they were either in or close to enemy territory and usually under fire.

He served his time and thank God got home alive. After a short time as an MP on his return he left the Marines and came home to Connecticut where he’s lived a mostly uneventful life, mostly in the restaurant business.

About 15 years ago Mark began to lose the use of his legs. Now Mark, up to that time lived mostly off the grid, even cutting wood for his heat. He started use the VA for his growing medical needs but because of a glitch in his Military record he was denied all but the most basic of medical services. At that point the AG of the state of Connecticut, also a former Marine heard about Mark’s delimma, interceded on his behalf and we got Mark reclassified with a 100% disability rating. It’s highly likely that his condition is due to exposure to Agent Orange, among other things. This made him available for an almost unlimited category of medical and life assist benefits. Me along with a small group of friends helped to make sure that Mark got to his Doctors appointments at the VA. We’ve been doing that for the past 10 years ago.

Mark’s love for Deer hunting both by long gun and bow and arrow and fishing were his favorite activities and while his failing ability to walk without an assist made hunting and fishing almost impossible, Mark always got to Northern Maine every fall to hang with a few of his friends, some from his days in the Marines, at the cabin they would rent every year for this trip.

This year Mark, still able to drive on his own, went as usual but a couple of days in he fell, and broke his neck in two places. For the last 6 weeks, Mark has been on and off a ventilator with a feeding tube inserted as well. I talk to him by having a nurse put his phone next to his ear, but he can’t answer.

Why write this? Because you should know this person, or one someone like him. He never wanted very much: a comfortable place to live, a job, a car, a life. Just
like most of us and now he lays in a hospital bed in Northern Maine, hours away from friends and family and we hope he improves to the point of being put in an Ambulance and brought back to Connecticut where we hope that the VA has a space for him in one of their facilities.

I realized this morning that he put his life on the line over 50 years ago so that we could have these silly, nonsensical arguments today.

Well I quit, because when you stack up his willingness to put his life in danger so many years ago for us, everything else is just noise.

Thanks for reading this and please vote because I believe that voting for someone, no matter who you favor, is always better than not voting at all.

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Re: Rudy's delimma

Postby StevenT » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:50 pm

Marc,

I don't believe that anyone in this forum is attempting to deprive anyone else of the freedom to have "silly, nonsensical arguments" (that people put their lives on the line to defend, or otherwise), per se; rather, I believe that multiple guests of this forum (to include myself) are instead trying to provide an appropriate reminder about time and place.

With respect.

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Re: Rudy's delimma

Postby marc » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:31 am

My friend, Mark Bennett passed away last night. After 40 years of friendship two things about him stand out to me. The first was the simple joy he found seeing a new day and the second is that in all of the time we spent together, we agreed on almost no political issues, voted for opposing candidates and had some epic yelling sessions but we never left the conversation angry with each other and in all of that time our friendship only became stronger.

I miss him and his loopy sense of humor and I always will. Thanks for your service Mark, God bless.

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