coalkirk wrote:I will not defend Bush's war record. However, all three of Kerry's purple hearts were for injuries so minor that he was never hospitalized or even serious enough to miss time on duty. I guess they were those "million dollar wounds" like Forrest Gump.
Richard S. wrote:Guess we don't don't get no rebuttal from Devil about the pic I posted.
Richard S. wrote:Well your statement was we have to consider the the persons "age, physical and metal state". The first two would apply to FDR as he was 60+ when he passed away shortly before the end of WW2 and the wheel chair is obviuosly a physical problem. As Stockingfull stated he wouldn't be elected today, considering he was the president that lead us out of the depression and through WW2 ...
The point is the talk about any physical limitations and the age of McCain is utter nonsense. Relatively speaking he's not very old and the physical problems he does have are not going to intefere in the excecution of his duties. If anything the capaign for the presidency itself will give you good idea how fit he is because its my understanding its quite grueling especially if you're doing double duty as senator like he is.
I am thankful you will not make the ultimate decision of my significant deviation from the path.stockingfull wrote:You mean like the ones still quoting Michaelangelo while deviating significantly from the path?
spc wrote:I am thankful you will not make the ultimate decision of my significant deviation from the path.stockingfull wrote:You mean like the ones still quoting Michaelangelo while deviating significantly from the path?
I feel your pain Sorry.stockingfull wrote:spc wrote:I am thankful you will not make the ultimate decision of my significant deviation from the path.stockingfull wrote:You mean like the ones still quoting Michaelangelo while deviating significantly from the path?
You should be, but you also ought to keep that path in mind as your hurl your personal judgmental language around here.
The brain is a mysterious and wonderful organ. And it is one which medical science, to say nothing of the general public, is just beginning to understand. My mother recovered from 3rd ventricle (that's the portion in the very center of the skull) brain surgery, done in the late '50's with "kitchen tools," and returned to obtain her Master's Degree and began a second career, which she pursued for nearly 30 years.
Your recovery is astounding, Richard; you are able to address complex issues in a calmer and more sensible manner than many here! Let's see how many of them are so base as to attempt to attribute your beliefs on such issues to your injury.
One thing's for sure, though. A brain disease, or disorder, or injury, is just as real as a wound or disease we can see. Whether it's an injury like your TBI, a disease like depression or epilepsy, or a psych disorder like PTSD, there are classic characteristics to each which require adjustment and/or management. Those things are just as real as the brace on a knee, or cast on an arm, or insulin or blood pressure medicine we'd take.
So, quite frankly, I don't know why it is such a problem to discuss the possibility that McCain has PTSD and, if so, what that may mean in the context of performing the duties of President of the United States. And the angry attempts of some here to bat that issue away are, to me, themselves diagnostic -- of the state of denial. We've never yet had a President who's endured torture and, while nobody disputes the heroism involved, that doesn't mean there have been no after-effects which ought to be of concern. The issue isn't going away until it's been addressed, plain and simple.