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Thread: Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88

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    Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88

    Canadian senator dies and then an American senator, the lost serving one at theat. 50 years in the senate.

    http://news.yahoo.com/sen-daniel-ino...225551358.html

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    A genuine American hero. Godspeed, sir.
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    I had no idea he had been a senator that long, but I should have, as I remember him from the Watergate hearings.
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    Inouye has been an example we need more of in the U.S. Senate, especially today. Served quietly and diligently for half a century, and his constituents recognized that. Some Senators are living arguments for term limits. Daniel Inouye wasn't one of those.

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    Definitely a paragon for what a senator should be. He put his country first, and he never seemed to stain himself with the corruption that pervades the capitol.

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    Dude's a freaking badass. I was watching Ken Burn's The War and felt very depressed that it took them almost 30 years to give Inouye a Medal of Honor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoombie View Post
    Dude's a freaking badass. I was watching Ken Burn's The War and felt very depressed that it took them almost 30 years to give Inouye a Medal of Honor...

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    The valor medals are very hard to come by and sometimes take a very long time. My cousin, who fought in Korea and Vietnam finally received his Silver Star about ten years ago for service in Korea. Of course, we all know racism played a huge part in the denial of both Asian American and African American honors too.

    But, yes, he was a freaking badass, indeed.
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    He was a classy, incredible guy.

    Inouye lost an arm in the Second World War, after volunteering for service while nearly all Japanese-Americans were locked in internment camps.

    Senator Inouye was a good, intelligent, dedicated man. I'm sorry he is gone.
    Last edited by Alessandra Kelley; 12-18-2012 at 06:06 PM. Reason: slightly inaccurate

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    Inouye oversaw some amazing historical moments.

    I will never forget the pietistic, blubbering Oliver North giving testimony about what a hero he himself was for smuggling arms to the contras against US law, by the orders of the Reagan administration. He said that, baldfaced, in front of Inouye, a genuine war hero missing an arm.

    The contrast between them was striking.

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