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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:49 PM

Stupid shit about Senator McConnell's military Discharge- this was cleared up years ago

Just so this doesn't get lost in the long rumor mongering thread. So these rumors about his discharge have been around for a couple of decades, and they're just as dumb and creepy as the right wing rumor mongering. Maybe worse, because we really are smarter and better than the other side

McConnell received honorable discharge from military
October 22, 2008 | Accountability Editor | Comments 7

WASHINGTON — With his brief Army service once again a campaign issue, Sen. Mitch McConnell on Wednesday allowed the Herald-Leader to take notes from two pages of his service records — his honorable discharge certificate and his discharge form, which declared him medically unfit.

McConnell’s office in Washington provided access to those pages but said it would not allow copies to be made.
On Tuesday, state Rep. Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, campaigning with McConnell’s Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford, called on McConnell to publicly share his Army records.

“Elections should be about informed choices. He’s obviously not proud of his record, Sen. McConnell isn’t, or he would have shown it by now,” Stumbo told a crowd in Paris.

Questions about McConnell’s military service have popped up toward the end
of each of his last three campaigns. McConnell has previously allowed reporters to view some of his military records, but he has never allowed anyone to copy
the documents.

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http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/2008/10/22/mcconnell-received-honorable-discharge-from-military/

Now unless you think the Herald-Leader is lying to cover for Turtle boy this is just stupid shit along the lines of why doesn't President Obama release his college transcripts and records to prove he wasn't a foreign student- OK, not quite as stupid, but close.

Now we have DUers running around and insisting that Mitch was discharged following a court martial for sodomy.

Did McConnell want out because he didn't want to go to Vietnam? He got some help getting out from Senator Cooper, so yeah, that's certainly possible.

And btw, the post from kos that's being cited here, is disgustingly homophobic. The author asks "Do you think that Mitch McConnell is a closet queen?


The stupid it burns.


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Reply Stupid shit about Senator McConnell's military Discharge- this was cleared up years ago (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1
cali Feb 2013 #4
MADem Feb 2013 #7
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #9
MineralMan Feb 2013 #12
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #14
MineralMan Feb 2013 #16
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #17
MineralMan Feb 2013 #19
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #2
RobertEarl Feb 2013 #3
cali Feb 2013 #5
RobertEarl Feb 2013 #6
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #18
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #8
Orrex Feb 2013 #10
MineralMan Feb 2013 #11
NCTraveler Feb 2013 #13
LiberalAndProud Feb 2013 #15
Enrique Feb 2013 #20

Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:54 PM

1. I ask what is he hiding

Allowed to view some of his records and no copies allowed
I guess republicans have no problem asking for everything but fail to show everything

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:01 PM

4. What is President Obama hiding? Why won't he release his college transcripts and records?

That's stupid shit and so is this. Furthermore, this rumor hasn't hurt McConnell in the past.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:11 PM

7. College--something people pay for themselves, often at PRIVATE institutions like

Occidental, Columbia and Harvard (where Obama went) is not the same as being drafted into the military and serving the government of the USA for days, weeks or months.

One is a private endeavor undertaken voluntarily by a student, the other is under the imprimatur of the US government, a contract with the government is signed, and it IS a matter of PUBLIC record.

It's not stupid shit. If this guy got favoritism--for ANY reason--it's an issue.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:17 PM

9. So in your mind sodomy and college transcripts are the same??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:51 PM

12. Sodomy? What is it that McConnell is rumored to have done?

I believe it was just some same sex relationship. Most people quit calling that sodomy a long, long time ago. Why are you still using the term?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:26 PM

14. It was used in a post on DU just the other day

and there are a lot of laws on the books saying that sodomy is anal and oral sex

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:46 PM

16. Whatever.

Are we forced to accept such definitions? I do not think we are.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:54 PM

17. I would not want you to except any definition that makes you uncomfortable

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:10 PM

19. I only ACCEPT definitions fhat

are relevant and current in situations like this. That definition of sodomy is a 19th century one and no longer applies.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:55 PM

2. Thanks for being the adult in the room.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:59 PM

3. All is fair in love and war...

And we are at war with McConnel, right? His military records should be made public because he passes laws having to do with military issues.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:02 PM

5. A cliche is not an argument.

And of course, all isn't fair in either love or war.

Can't stand McConnell, but you'd think that we'd have learned something from the rumor mongering that is so rife about Obama.

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Response to cali (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:07 PM

6. No. This is war

Any which way our people can make life uncomfortable for McConnel gets my support. I expect not perfection, just results.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:05 PM

18. Agree 100%. You can't play nice with these folks. nt.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:14 PM

8. If the President released his actual birth certificate for all to see....

....why can't McConnell release his military discharge papers? Don't you agree that would be fair for all concerned?

Why are we being asked to accept the information given to a reporter for the conservative Herald-Leader?

Why would you accept that information as true without actually seeing the document for yourself?

Basic Research 101 requires that you actually see and/or copy the source document, not accept the word of a third-party, who may or may not be biased.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:23 PM

10. The less I hear about McConnell's discharge, the better

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:57 PM

11. This kind of poorly sourced crap should not have been

posted on DU. dailykos.com is a prime source of un-sourced rumor mongering, which is what that story is.

The OP posted it, and then has not even been back to the thread. Feh!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:13 PM

13. Both sides have birthers. We just don't have as many. nt.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:35 PM

15. One big Rec.

That is one shameful thread right over there.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:14 PM

20. jury results on that other thread

At Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:15 PM you sent an alert on the following post:

McConnell's Court Martial for sodomy in 67 will be huge
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022424928

The reason for the alert was:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

You added the following comments:

either we lock this or we stop making fun of birthers.

A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this post at Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:12 PM, and voted 3-3 to keep it.

Thank you.

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