Senator John Glenn &Metzenaum

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la4angus

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Subject: Senator John Glenn & Metzenaum


>>>>>>>>>>>>>JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
>>>>Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13
>>>>
>>>>Some people still don't understand why military personnel do what
>>>>they
>>do
>>>>for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator
>>Howard
>>>>Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive
>>impromptu
>>>>speech, but it's also a good example of one man's explanation of why
>men
>>>and
>>>>women in the armed services do what they do for a living.
>>>>
>>>>This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never
>>served
>>>>think of the military.
>>>>
>>>>Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): "How can you run for
>>>Senate
>>>>when you've never held a real job?"
>>>>Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): "I served 23 years in the United States
>>>>Marine
>>>>Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was
>hit
>>by
>>>>anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space
>>program.
>>>>It wasn't my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was
>not
>>a
>>>>nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash
>receipts
>>to
>>>>the bank."
>>>>
>>>>"I ask you to go with me ... as I went the other day... to a
>>>>veteran's
>>>>hospital and look those men - with their mangled bodies - in the eye,
>>and
>>>>tell THEM they didn't hold a job! You go with me to the Space Program
>at
>>>>NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White,
>Gus
>>>>Grissom and Roger Chaffee... and you look those kids in the eye and
>tell
>>>>them that their DADS didn't hold a job. You go with me on Memorial
>>>>Day
>>and
>>>>you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends
>>buried
>>>>than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags.
>>>>
>>>>You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME
>>>>that
>>>those
>>>>people didn't have a job? I'll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum; you
>should
>>be
>>>>on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were
>>>>some
>>>men -
>>>>SOME MEN - who held REAL jobs. And they required a dedication to a
>>>purpose -
>>>>and a love of country and a dedication to duty - that was more
>important
>>>>than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country
>>>>possible. I HAVE held a job, Howard! What about you?"
>>>>
>>>>For those who don't remember - During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was
>>>>an
>>>>attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA. Now he's a
>>>Senator!
>>>>
>>>>If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in
>English
>>>>thank a Veteran
 

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cowspider":1zqcglxi said:
GOD BLESS the U.S.A :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Now get Job!!!! and get off welfare or go to Iraq. :mad: :mad: :cboy:
Not to loud. You might offend a few people on here that think the taxpayer owes them a free ride... ;-)
 

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John Glenn has a few quick witted moments like those every now and again.

I have said this before, IMO niether John Glenn nor idiot Metzenbaum were Ohio's brightest moments. :roll:
 

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