Friday, February 8, 2019


I saw this obit last night and was impressed with how foolish NBC makes itself look whenever it puts it's thoughts down on paper or in pixels. They have most surely fired every single one of their copy editors.

Not every man is surrounded by his wife when he dies. That almost sounds like some barbarous custom from some 3rd world country.

Feb. 7, 2019, 9:18 PM EST
By Rebecca Shabad
Former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of Congress who played a key role in many pieces of landmark legislation, has died. He was 92. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. 
"Congressman Dingell died peacefully today at his home in Dearborn, surrounded by his wife Deborah," the office of his wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, said in a statement. 
"He was a lion of the United States Congress and a loving son, father, husband, grandfather, and friend," the statement said. "He will be remembered for his decades of public service to the people of Southeast Michigan, his razor sharp wit, and a lifetime of dedication to improving the lives of all who walk this earth." 
Dingell first arrived to Congress in 1955, taking over the seat held by his father John Dingell, Sr., who had died earlier that year, and the younger Dingell continued to serve in the House for more than 59 years. He announced in 2014 that he would not seek re-election and instead his wife, Debbie Dingell, ran for his seat and is now serving her third term.
I really despise these House Seats that become fixed in one house and one family. I despised the Kennedy's and all the rest who pass along their status as a representative of the people as some kind of legacy they are allowed to leave to their own family. That's more Roman Empire than a Republic and it doesn't belong in our civilization anymore than nepotism belongs in government hiring.

He sounded like a good man, if a little off the beam on some things, but I urge you to read the entire article. It doesn't take long. It looks like he might have been the last real man in the democratic party.


capt fast said...

being a firm believer in term limits, there needs a limit on the house and senate. two terms is more than enough for either one. if they can't get a consensus to pass their pet legislation, then their pet legislation is probably crap and they need to go get a job. I see that as the original intent of the founding fathers. I see all to often how the "lion" of the house or senate screw up everything and then retire to samoa or some place with no extradition treaty. One term of Mrs. Clinton in the senate was enough to convince me of her lack of worth(generally the lack of worth of NYC voters as proven yet again with chucky schumer and whats her name; occasionally-kotexed). west virginia had a congressman in the house for so long they almost renamed the state "kingdom of byrd". after two terms, they get so full of themselves. they do nothing except try to get re-elected. throw the bastards out on the street and let them get a job, I say

Brig said...

+1 for capt fast.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

One does not get more loathsome than a Kennedy.

HMS Defiant said...

I think all the Clintons are more loathsome but that's my opinion. ymmv.