He is Gone – And I am Glad

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It is said that it’s bad form to exult in anyone’s death. This is obvious nonsense, of course. No one really practices it.

They do practice hypocrisy. If it is politically correct, they will exult. For example, the death of the tall bearded geek who supposedly attacked our freedoms on that fall day almost 20 years ago. People cheered when a SEAL supposedly put a bullet between his eyes.

John McCain, on the other hand, actually did attack our freedoms – and on many days, both before and after that evil day. And they are talking about re-naming buildings after him. He will get a state  funeral, be eulogized most unctuously. His wife is being talked about as the inheritor of his Senate seat.

Not even Reinhard Heydrich enjoyed such honors.

I prefer a more honest send-off. I hated the bastard. Hated everything he was and everything he stood for. I do not cheer his death, but mourn it?

Why would I? I don’t mourn the death of cockroaches, either.

He was a War Hero? Well, so was Hitler. So what? Physical bravery – and I will give him that –  is not synonymous with moral admirability. Too many people confuse that issue – and people like McCain exploited this weakness many people have. It is the same weakness that makes them reluctant to criticize cops, who are after all are nothing more than armed government workers and not serving or protecting anyone except themselves.

And McCain was not admirable.

He was a federal thug. A lying, grifting, tax-feeding, war-mongering parasite. One of the army of cretins who have somehow acquired immense power to meddle in our affairs and make us pay for it. And who expect us to admire them for it.

Fish heads for them all, cold and crunchy.

Where to start . . .?

How about the Big One.

It was McCain who voted to make sure that the Affordable Care Act – arguably the most freedom-effacing law to come out of Washington since the Patriot Act (which McCain also staunchly supported) was not repealed while there was still a chance of getting rid of it – before it became cemented in place.

His vote was critical to its survival – and the old mummy, already near death, expended perhaps the last ounce of his evil life force to make sure  it would outlive him by crawling back to Washington to cast the decisive vote – lecturing those who tried to rid us of this abomination as he did so.


It is also because of McCain that Barack Obama became president – the necessary precursor to passage of the Affordable Care Act. His doomed, egocentic campaign – a third Bush Decidership but with McCain as the front man – was too much for the public to choke down after years of flag-humping war-mongering and so we got the Community Organizer.

And then we got Obamacare.

Without McCain, it never would have happened. The loathing of the Decider transferred to McCain, who was more of the same – and everyone knew it. Including him. But his vanity and lust for power prevailed, as it always has. In the end, he lost for the same reason that she did, two years ago.

“Conservatives” ought to loathe him as much as liberals do her on account of who is president today. Instead, they lionize him as a latter-day Washington. If they could, they’d pickle his corpse and put it on display. The Huffington Post called him “one of a kind” and a “legend.” Think about it. The appalling Jeff Flake pulled a Jimmy Swaggart, onion-fueled tears streaming down his cheeks, upon hearing of the demise of Republican Party’s version of Ted Kennedy.

Well, at least McCain didn’t rape anyone or drown anyone. I will give him that, too.

But it is because of McCain that I and millions of others are being dunned by the IRS for a “shared responsibility payment” – $700 and change, so far in my case; soon to be $1,400 and change – as punishment for not handing over money to the health insurance mafia, which McCain served so very well.

Further punishments are on deck.

Because Obamacare has assured us of unlimited government. A government that has been empowered to micromanage everything because there is nothing at least potentially outside the scope of “health” – and Obamacare made that a coercive collectivist mandate. It is no exaggeration to state that McCain ruined America – because America, uniquely, was a place where at least your “health” was your own business, instead of the business of a bureaucracy of busybodies, armed and empowered to make you do what they say.

And, pay.

He has turned doctors and nurses into parasites by proxy – and us into prey. We must now fear the medical profession – which will narc us out to men with guns for having guns (another thing McCain did not much like) if those docs decide we are “depressed” or “recalcitrant” for not obeying their orders. That is just for openers. More is coming.

Obamacare plus the Patriot Act have literally erased the relative freedom Americans once enjoyed vs. the ear-tagged cattle of the rest of the world.

This is McCain’s bequest.

And I hate him for it.

And am glad he is gone – because at least he can’t do any more damage now.

If you mourn freedom’s loss – you should be glad, too.

A North Korean-style Dear Leader funeral is now on deck. It would be healthy if millions of Americans turned their backs – or better yet, gathered friends together for a cookout to celebrate. Not the man’s death.

But that his death renders him powerless at last

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  1. I don’t see why we should mourn him per se. I mean, there are a lot of people who die that we don’t go out of our way to mourn. I don’t see why McCain, regarding whom I agree with much of what you say, should particularly be mourned. I also don’t see why being a “war hero” (whatever exactly that means) in and of itself should matter (Hitler fought in WWI like you say.)

    I still don’t think we should revel in anyone’s death. We shouldn’t *celebrate* Bin Laden’s death and we shouldn’t celebrate McCain’s, whatever we may think of the men in question. At least IMO. We can perhaps celebrate that the harms they are causing are no longer going to be caused (though I don’t see a point in McCain’s case, do we really think statist Republicans and Democrats won’t continue to foster more government on us without his help?) but that seems to be a different thing than actually celebrating his death.

    Just my two cents, for the first time in a long time.

  2. Trump received withering criticism for his comment about McCain’s former POW status, saying he preferred people who did not surrender to an enemy, but Trump’s detractors were ignorant of history. Big shock, right?

    Only in modern times have those held as POWs been hailed as “heroes”. Before the Vietnam conflict, attitudes were very different, as they still are in some other cultures.

    General George Patton, who I must make clear is not any sort of role model, said in his memoirs [i]War as I Knew It[/i] that he regarded any soldier who surrendered to an enemy while he had any ammo left to fight as guilty of treason. His comments undoubtedly reflected military thinking then; that is, he wasn’t the only one who believed that.

    As late as the Korean war, repatriated American POWs were segregated from other soldiers on ships returning to the US. The feeling was the POWs were tainted, possibly having been brainwashed by their Communist captors as some famously had been.

    Stalin’s regime treated returning POWs brutally, executing some and throwing others in the gulags. Other regimes did similar things.

    McCain was a victim of circumstance when he was captured and held as a POW. When the chips are down and your survival is at stake, surrender might be the only option. That doesn’t make you a “hero” for it. In fact, hell, anyone can do that.

  3. Did anyone see the slobbering BJ given to McCain by that creepy old fauxnews twit Judge Napolitano on LRC today? Lew has apparently gotten to the point that his site is just a 4th rate aggregator of pretend libertarian articles.

    I think today may be the day I finally pull the paypal donor plug on LRC. It has been wasted money for the past few years.

      • Morning, Handler!

        I was disappointed as well. I’ve admired Napolitano for a long time. He is without doubt very bright and he can write. But he made the mistake in this case of believing McCain was a good man because he did something good. Stalin doted on his daughter. Hitler was loyal to Mussolini. Almost everyone has some good in them, does good things every now and then. But it is not just the balance which must be weighed but the overall intent. Stalin had the kindness of a spider to its egg sac. McCain’s whole life evinces a pattern of opportunism, cynicism, lust for power, vengefulness and corruption.

        The fact that he “opposed torture” carries little weight. This man supported much worse, mass torture, mass murder and mass enslavement.

        • No kidding. I don’t see how a dyed-in-the-wool libertarian could write something like that. I guess it’s true that DC changes people.

          • Hi Handler,

            I think I know why (in re Napolitano)… among the middle-aged (and older) Beltway crowd, there is a kind of collegiality which I never could stomach. If I meet someone and they defend something morally despicable – such as McCain – I cannot abide that person, regardless of their other agreeable attributes.

            But I’m an outlier. I never meshed with the Beltway crowd. It’s why I fled the Beltway and now live out in the Woods!

          • Hi Jimmie,

            I don’t know Napolitano personally; I do know he is very bright and so I wonder about his defense of McCain on any grounds. What would a bright man such as Napolitano say about someone who defended Hitler because he did such a great job with the Autobahn and the VW?

            • Napolitano’s essay on LRC on McCain sounded like a desperate attempt to say something good about the dead when the dead man didn’t have much on offer.

    • Ed, I read it that day. I could write an essay if I repeated everything I thought about it. I suppose if you’d be one of the crowd some semblance of courtesy would be in order in the form of waving from a distance, whole hand or middle finger, but all I could think of was what a cheesy way to give him a bye. Cherry pick, cherry pick, cherry pick. Gimme a break. It just means Napolitano found a can of Ron Popeil’s “hair restorer” to sorta, kinda cover the stripe on his own back.

  4. Eric, you expressed my thoughts and perceptions of the “war hero.”

    Let me add the following:

    (1) He murdered, with malice aforethought, Vietnamese infants, toddlers, adolescents, and adults in his bombing sorties. None of those Vietnamese were threatening him. His bombing constituted a classic violation of the NAP.

    (2) His bombing also constituted a cowardly act. One is not brave for dropping bombs thousands of feet in the air. One is manifestly not a hero for doing so.

    (3) The proposition that one is a “hero” for being a POW is but a variation of the contemporary progressive narrative that a victim is a
    hero. A corollary, one cannot be a hero if one is donning one of Caesar’s clown costumes (I told you that I would always remember William Norman Grigg – an authentic hero).

    (4) McCain – Feingold. Nothing more be said about that.

    (5) Barry Goldwater. He did not take to McCain and the war hero couldn’t understand it.

  5. Why can the TSA grope, the FBI can run child porn sites, the police can steal, the NSA can wiretap, the CIA can torture, the EPA can pollute, and the Army can kill, but you can’t?

    Why can the government and illegal aliens break the law, but you can’t?

    Why can the bankers commit fraud and be rewarded with billion dollar bailouts instead of going to jail?

    The only difference between the mafia and the government today is that the government has a flag in front of their office.

    Wake up.


    Pass the word.

    • Hi Libertarian,

      Indeed. And the answer lies, in part, in the acceptance by so many people of the Myth of Authority. It is the idea that some people are legitimately endowed with special privileges and power over the rest of us by dint of special titles and costumes and because some other people perhaps voted for them. That myth needs to be shattered before any resurgence of liberty is possible.

  6. Today’s headline: John McCain is Still Dead.

    Anyone know what the Vegas line is on the possibility that he will jump out of the coffin at his funeral?

  7. I liked Caitlin Johnston’s take on this at LRC. She is correct as correct can be.

    Every time that war pig McAsshole’s name is mentioned it should be done so with great derision. He must be mocked, ridiculed, and reviled even unto death. Fuck him and fuck The State he served.

  8. At least now he can rest peacefully knowing he will soon become a registered Democratic voter.

    I might even question the “physical bravery” that you grant him. I suppose it requires some degree of bravery to hop in a plane and fly into enemy territory, but as soon as he was shot down he was buddy-buddy with the North Vietnamese for the rest of the war, and long afterwards:



    • Ed, please keep the updates coming but Evil never dies. Some other war pig will take McFuckhead’s place in the “hallowed halls” of that “Great” Institution called the US Gubmint. The McDickhead gear will just be replaced with another McDickhead gear in the perpetual anti-freedom machine euphemistically called Gubmint.

      • Yep, you’re right. He’ll be replaced on the committees with like-minded (brain dead) senators. We can just be glad that whoever the AZ governor appoints won’t inherit his committee seats or his influence.

        I often thought that anyone outside AZ could have won a senate seat by running on the promise to beat the fuck out of McCain on the senate floor. If voting actually mattered such a candidate would have had an easy victory.

        • “Preston Brooks” the fuck outta McCain! Sell lottery tickets to win a chance to beat McWarpig and put it on PayPerView and apply the profits to the debt. The Treasury would be overflowing!

          An idea too late…sigh…

  9. I find it very telling how the media is absolutely slobbering over McCain now that he is dead. In 2008, they smeared him as a senile, warmongering, racist and sexist. But now that he is dead, he is a hero? And they wonder why we call them fake news. McCain surely was a war monger – they got that part right in 2008 – but the irony is that all the main stream media are warmongers too. The only time that they have cheered Trump is when he bombed Syria. Literally the only thing Trump did that they approved of was to bomb a country that did nothing to us. No wonder they are lionizing John McCain. Even McCain admitted in his last year of life that the war in Iraq was a mistake. Well, that isn’t good enough. You don’t get to start a war that caused so much horrific damage to the entire Middle East and to America and then just say, oh, that was a mistake – years later when nothing can be done about it. Not good enough. John McCain is going to have some serious questions to answer when he meets his maker.

    • He was so a great war hero! Just because he was at war with America doesn’t mean he wasn’t a great war hero. Gotta give him credit for his great dedication and professional skills too. Albeit it was at being a grifter, but you have to admire his commitment, he persevered despite having to pay for his crimes by burning in hell for a long time. A true trooper. He improved everyones’ ability to cope with stress too, albeit by causing it, but hey, his odd methods worked.

      Now, everyone in govt, please make sure we do NOT get serial numbers on our ballots, and full transparency of our elections, otherwise we won’t have the joy of saying goodbye to great senators like this anymore.

      • Hitler ended up being more moral than McStain, because he finished off Hitler! Before someone jumps my case over this statement: a count of the total deaths that McStain directly and indirectly caused during his lifetime should be considered. It might not rise up to 6 mil, but then again maybe it does. I do not know! You should know the answer to that question before you criticize my comment.

        • Brian, no empirical way to say how many people he killed with legislation and his non-stop warmongering but you can count on it being more than any moral person has ever killed. I have to wonder what sort of legacy his dad really left.

          There aren’t enough fishheads left for all those who deserve them and that includes anyone who voted, supported in any way and esp. those who gave that POS money or campaigned for him. Rot in Hell…..every single meatsack who helped him. The people in his district must be 90% Alzheimer sufferers.

          • 8, exactly! When one votes for someone then they are responsible for everything that their “representative” does in their name. Fuck everyone from AZ who put this war pig psycho (redundant I know) in office – for over thirty fucking years!

            • Skunk, I can’t fault the people of AZ for McCain since I was long ago disabused of the notion that votes are counted and that the one with the most votes win.

              That has become a laughable idea to me.

              • Ed, I think of Mark Twain’s quote about if voting made a difference they wouldn’t let us.

                A week or so ago there was the annual hacker’s convention where a 10 year old boy hacked an election representative of a real election in 11 minutes
                Several kids did same a bit slower with the youngest being 8 years old

  10. Obamacare is pure evil in that enslaves people. It requires people to have this thing that is outrageously expensive (due to government interference) unless they are corporately employed. It is designed entirely to keep people on the plantations and then be leveraged for further control over their lives.

    That’s why republicans would not and never will repeal it. They will simply tinker at the edges of it.

  11. On social media, I will be posting “I don’t really give a shit about John McCain.” I’m glad the bastard is gone. George HW Bush is next, hopefully

    • Good idea. Maybe I’ll try posting “John who?”. That oughta trigger their asses. If we’re making a list of who would be next, let’s not forget Dick Cheney and Henry Kissinger.

      • I watched Kissinger’s eulogy. He looks like death.

        Surprisingly, Rumsfeld was not in attendance. I know McCain had disagreements with his murdering strategy during the Iraq takeover.

  12. John McCain was a disaster from day one. He graduated near the bottom of his class at Annapolis, did an aircraft “hot start” as a “stunt” which killed a number of Navy crewmen, personally crashed 3 aircraft, and was never punished for it. You see, McCain’s daddy was an admiral who protected “sonny boy” from repercussions for his stupidity.

    Captured in North Vietnam, he turned out to be one of the most prolific “stoolies” which caused untold suffering for his fellow POWs. His POW nickname was “songbird”. You can be sure that he “tweeted” a lot in order to procure preferential treatment for himself.

    McCain’s (first) wife, who waited for him for years while he was in captivity was summarily divorced by him as she was disfigured in an automobile accident. McCain dumped her for a mob-connected heiress.

    Fast forward to the “savings and loan” scandal, in which McCain was a principle player. Of course, his POW “status” got him out of that one.

    McCain is a Democrat masquerading as a Republican. He should have been put “out to pasture” a long time ago . . .

    Both John McCain (R-Tel Aviv) and John Kerry (D-Tel Aviv) should be indicted and tried for treason. . . It is no secret that only HALF of our verified Vietnam War POW’s were released to us. The North Vietnamese “held back” HALF of our POWs in anticipation of receiving “war reparations” (which never materialized).

    Most people are unaware that both of these cretins cut off the search for POWs in Southeast Asia at a time when there were STILL verified sightings

    of Americans held in captivity. These sightings took place by satellite imaging, (“circle-K”) as well as being verified by various “boots on the ground”. McCain and Kerry consigned these brave men to their suffering deaths. . . So much for “leaving no one behind”. . .

    In fact, both of these cretins sponsored legislation making it illegal for anyone to pursue live POW claims.

    It is interesting to note that John McCain’s “admiral” daddy whitewashed the deliberate Israeli act of war on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967…

    “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”.

    • The Israelis did not commit an act of war on the USS Liberty since it was clearly a false flag operation approved of at the highest levels of the US federal government. It was ultimately LBJ and high ranking military and others that planned and arranged for the attack. If it were simply Israel trying to draw the US into the war or a mistake that does not explain the stand down orders and support recall that came from within the US. The US federal government wanted that ship on the bottom but the crew kept it afloat.

      • I have done extensive research on this act of war by Israel. You are correct that Lyndon Johnson was involved. However, “not wanting to embarrass an ally”, Johnson’s words, and refusal to send help for the ship was an act of TREASON. Even then, Israel was running U S foreign policy in the middle east.
        IF the brave sailor had not gotten the antenna operational, the ship and crew would have ended up on the bottom.
        According to dispatches available nowadays, the Israeli pilots KNEW that it was an American ship, some decent pilots even questioning their orders to attack.
        I hope you are not a member of unit 8200, the Israeli internet disinformation unit of the IDF.
        No, I cannot let Israel “off the hook” on this one.

  13. Our old orange tom cat got flatttened by a truck a few days ago. My daughter found him. That, Im sick about. At least death was instantaneous.
    Murderin’ John, I won’t even speak ill of, but I did hoist a few in honor of his untimely (way too late) passing. I also might note that his passing was long and unpleasant lending credence to notions of god and karma.

  14. I had, initially, thought to take “the high road” and not say anything, usually because it’s bad karma.

    But then I, like you, recalled it was his lone and sole vote, rendered in a Nero-esque “thumbs down” fashion, that has saddled us with ObamaCare forever.

    He can rot in hell, as far as I’m concerned.

    • Hi AF,

      That last vote did it for me, too. I hope he’s actually not dead… that they messed up. And right now, he is in the process of being embalmed.

      • Eric,

        Maddening, isn’t it?

        The miserable old mummy never even voted for it the first time around.


        On his deathbed, he was petty, small, peevish and petulant even unto the end.

        He did not vote it down because of any deeply held conviction, or epiphany in thought…he did it simply as a “fuck you” to Trump.

        And in the process condemned millions of Americans to bankruptcy, slavery to the state and insurance mafia and death at the hands of an inefficient and inept medical establishment that, he, McCain, as a lifelong servant of the Empire, did not have to take part in and was exempted from.

        A brain cancer diagnosis, for any of us Mundanes, is a short term death sentence, yet Kennedy and McCain lived for a considerable time with it, Biden is still living with it, by virtue of the very best of health care, paid for by our ever fucking tax dollars, health care that would far beyond the financial means of any of us.

        Rot in hell you miserable sons of bitches.

        • Preach it, AF!

          He was a vengeful, miserable and corrupt old bastard. He is lionized by the mainstream press and the “court” in DC because he was one of them. Which made him our common enemy.

          • In “Man on Fire” an Italian Interpol guy spoke up at a press conference over the killing of two bent cops during a kidnapping. The Judicial Police bigshot had just delivered a pantload about the cops’ devotion to duty and the Italian said,

            “No, they were known for being corrupt and are now celebrated for being dead”.

            That fits John McCain as well: known for being a traitorous, hateful asshole and now celebrated for being dead.

            • Ed, I thought the sorry mofo would never die. I couldn’t tolerate looking at him, hearing him or even think of him.

              I don’t know who first uttered the words about the Patriot Act, You must vote for it to find out what’s in it, but it seemed to sum up McCain and a huge amount of pols. The Dems voted for it in lockstep since they were such cowards they had no defense of “you have to vote for it before you can read it”.

              This is the type of shit that has been served up as legislation to protect this country, the people of this country, when it had evidently been written and shelved just for 9/11. It was/is nothing but a blight taking away liberty en masse.

              I hate every person who voted for it as well as the NDAA and every subsequent bullshit legislation since, every bit of it designed to militarize the controllers and remove our freedoms.

              So many of the progressives hated Strom Thurmond yet he was the only person to be completely incensed by the Patriot Act and shook and cursed those who voted for it. I guess I hadn’t paid enough attention to who the man really was.

              we could use a couple hundred Strom’s right now.

              • Yeah, it was beginning to look like he would never die. Maybe all those libtards are eulogizing the Songbird because they ain’t sure he’s really dead.

  15. “There is no piety in rejoicing the dead.” – Homer

    However, there is no sanctity in praising evil departed.

    We all fall short in this world but, praising someone of McCain’s ilk (warmongering, busybody) is not noble, it’s sick. We don’t glorify someone who lives a life of drunken, gluttonous, adultery. Why should we praise the life of someone who sought to kill and steal? At least the sins of the flesh bring damage only to those that engage in it, unlike McCain who sought out innocents to murder and mug.

    Rest assured, what rises to the top of the DC cesspool to replace McCain will not be cream.

    Trump, at this moment, Huffington Post and others are criticizing the President for not calling McCain a “hero”. But, ten years ago HuffPo wasn’t being as kind either…


    It’s been said that if you can’t say something good about the dead, don’t say anything. OK, McCain is dead…good.

  16. On the subject of McCain not personally killing (innocent) someone, well, that’s probably not the case either.

    Though its a subject of much debate, McCain is almost certainly the cause of the near destruction of the aircraft carrier Forrestal in 1967. He was a hot shot navy pilot, well known for being reckless and as a rule breaker. He didn’t get in trouble as most pilots would, due to his grandfather and father being famous and highly ranked navy people.

    But one day his stunts on deck of the Forrestal resulted in a massive explosion that killed 134 sailors and injured another 161 and nearly destroyed the whole ship. It knocked a major ship out of action during a war for months. It resulted in a equally massive coverup that left McCain in the clear.

    • Rich, “On the subject of McCain not personally killing (innocent) someone, well, that’s probably not the case either. ”

      There is no question at all that the war pig McPrick personally killed innocent people – he dropped bombs on them in Vietnam.

  17. Eric is once again spot on. And, I fully agree with him. McCain was/is pure evil. Satan will surely have a true competitor as soon as John arrives.

    • I haven’t turned on a single main stream news source for years. I’m not going to watch the funeral. I simply don’t care. Fuck anyone who does.

  18. I live in AZ so I can’t turn on the TV for the next 2 weeks. The national media is bad enough but the local outlets are falling all over themselves to kiss his dead ass. It’s the Hero Cop syndrome on nitrous and everyone wants to be counted for sucking up more than their competition. It’s beyond nauseating.

  19. That rat bastard never met a war he didn’t want to send other people to die in. Good riddance, and hopefully Cheney and the Chimp will join him in hell shortly, along with Kissinger.

  20. I not the kind of person who would wish death on anyone, but when I first heard the news about McCain’s family “pulling the plug” on him, I didn’t really think much of it.

    Glad I didn’t.

  21. Eric, Never have I so wholeheartedly agreed with one of your posts! I only have one correction, and one miscellaneous observation to add.

    First, Conservatives will NOT lionize mccain. Only neocons and cuckservatives will. We should take note of those who want to make him a saint. Those that do are our enemies! This is a perfect Litmus Test.

    Second, re the Governor naming cindy mccain to take his chair……Dougie Ducey is up for re-election himself, so he needs to be vewwy vewwy careful. Arizona’s Republican Party is pretty evenly divided between cuckservatives vs Trump supporters. If he appoints a replacement who is partisan in either direction, he risks losing a major chunk of his electoral support.

    • On YouTube videos and online articles where they didn’t disable comments it was running about 95% calling out Johnny Wetstart for the traitorous POS he was. That tells you what the real people outside of the Washington bubble think of that asshole.

      • Morning, Guerrero!

        Indeed. I agree with what Mike said about this being a Litmus test. Anyone in public life who eulogizes McSame is the Enemy. McSame was the apotheosis of what’s wrong with Beltway “conservatism.” It’s just as inbred, elitist, entitled and contemptuous of the average person – and for liberty – as the “liberals” it pretends to oppose. I worked among these creatures for several years and observed them close-up. It is no accident – much less on account of collegiate cordiality – that Chuck Schumer, et al have nice things to say about McSame.

    • Amen, Brian!

      The old load is being lionized by exactly the people and outlets that make my point for me. He was – per the Doctor – scum. Good riddance.

  22. I still advocate that we start a tradition of throwing joyous public parties every time the flag is flown at half mast. That is exactly what I would be doing right now if I had some anarchist friends living near by to party with. Partying by ones-self over the death of a parasite does not get any attention. Imagine the reaction of politicians if, every time one of them died, there were hundreds or thousands of joyous public celebrations all across the country. Banning such celebrations would backfire on them.

    • It is a beautiful thought, if the WBC can picket funerals then I don’t see why the rest of us can’t have block parties celebrating the passing of true evil.

    • Brian, wished I lived near you too!

      I am being serious here when I say I cannot wait until someone desecrates that war pig’s grave, especially if he is buried in a gubmint cemetery.

      Assholes should never be allowed to rest in peace.

  23. A few days ago….that announcement….”McCain stopping cancer treatments”….the arrogance in making that “announcement” is simply off the charts. Decent people…people that are comfortable in their own skin…mannered, polite…never make something so personal as dying a public deal like this. They would be embarrassed at the suggestion of announcing this.

    When it was “announced”, my thought was…Johnny, what in the fuck makes you think anyone gives a rat’s ass about this? Good, decent people do this everyday without grandstanding.

    • I, too, have an announcement to make. I am also going to quit surviving.. someday.. I mean eventually. Thought y’all should know so you can get #inspired early.

    • …decent people do this everyday without grandstanding.
      Then again, there was nothing decent about that creep, ever! And there is nothing decent about his family. Horse apples, all of them.

  24. Cindy McCain would just be another Murkowski for the next two years and, possibly, beyond, voting out of bitterness over perceived grievances committed by the Republican Party against a family member (McCain’s husband, Murkowski’s father). Lets hope the state funeral is a sign that Trump worked out a deal to prevent Mrs. McCain from taking that seat.

    • Don’t count on it. I voted for Trump, but have no illusions about the orange puppet. He is all too willing to dip his toes in the swamp, which he views as a hot tub rather than a vile sewer which it is. Actually, that’s an insult to the smell of a sewer.

  25. There is always another parasitic zombie with ink (or is it arsenic) in his veins to take his place. To “serve” the public, is apparently the same as the T.Z. episode “To Serve Man”, for dinner, that is. The flesh-eating zombies don’t look like the ones in the movies. They CAN be found, however, in every legislature, local, state, federal, etc., and branch of “public service”, life-sucking sub-humans who proclaim themselves leaders and protectors of society. No better than tapeworms, these parasites have eaten the heart and soul out of our social structure and our economy. This is just one less parasite from a host of thousands that still feed on the productive members of society, good riddance, and may there be more to follow!