Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Randy Cunningham- From Fighter Ace To Crook  
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/...8/congressman.shouse.ap/index.html

I don't think it's because he was a republican. This crap is rampant across the board.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
53 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

I recognize his face from the History Channel, but maybe I am wrong. I believe he was an F-4 Ace in Vietnam? It's a shame to see a man that was once held so highly fall into the ranks of a criminal.

Mike


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

I think he was the first all-missile ace. I saw the press conference. He seems really sorry he got caught.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

This sucks....Duke Cunningham was a hero for his flying exploits.

Too bad he turned out to be human, and possessed of less integrity than what we want to expect from our public servants.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 2):
He seems really sorry he got caught.

 checkmark 

Not remorseful about being a criminal, just being a criminal that got caught with his hands in the proverbial cookie jar.

No sympathy.

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
I don't think it's because he was a republican. This crap is rampant across the board.

I would agree . . . but I wonder, LHMark, how many replies will go by until someone throws the uber-partisan flag in the air? Any bets?


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 2):
really sorry he got caught

Unfortunately you nailed it - not sorry he did it, just sorry he got caught doing it.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
how many replies will go by until someone throws the uber-partisan flag in the air?

Hopefully no one will, both sides have more than their share - anyone remember Dan Rostenkowski (off the top of my head).



"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Good riddance!

I remember watching his foolish rants on TV when I used to live in SoCal. What ever honor he may have had in the past was lost when he became a partisan hack in Washington.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 5):
Hopefully no one will, both sides have more than their share - anyone remember Dan Rostenkowski (off the top of my head).

Yes . . . (D-IL) . . . part of the Daley (no, the other Daley) machine. Crooked from the word go . . . crooked as long as I can remember . . . he finally got his . . .


User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Another crooked Republican in San Diego... what else is new?

User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Another crooked politician of any stripe...

This isn't indicative of any party- they ALL ingratiate their own lives through their positions, the graft is rampant. That doesn't excuse Cunningham, it just tells me we need 434 other investigations.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 9):
it just tells me we need 434 other investigations.

Would agree to investigate:
TED POE
JOHN CULBERSON
KEVIN BRADY
AL GREEN
MICHAEL T. MCCAUL
RON PAUL
SHEILA JACKSON LEE
TOM DELAY
GENE GREEN



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
how many replies will go by until someone throws the uber-partisan flag in the air?

Replies #6 and #8.

That said, Cunningham broke the law and regardless of whether or not he was sorry for doing it or just getting caught, at least he did the right thing and resigned from Congress.



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

 redflag 

My post was not accusing the Republican party. My post never indicated that Cunningham's actions were indicative of his party.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2585 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Duke-Stir, you're doing a heckuva job! *

*Level Red partisan statement.


User currently offlineDrewfly From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

What a shame, such a highly decorated individual going out like that.

Quoting Slider (Reply 9):

This isn't indicative of any party- they ALL ingratiate their own lives through their positions, the graft is rampant. That doesn't excuse Cunningham, it just tells me we need 434 other investigations.

 checkmark 

www.house.gov
www.senate.gov

Pick a name, your guaranteed to find something incriminating.  Yeah sure



A-10 Thunderbolt II, ugly as hell, efficient as hell, would you like to meet my boomstick?
User currently offlineDan-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Which Republican will be the next to fall?

My money's on Rep. Bob Ney, Republican from Ohio. Involved in one of Jack Abramoff's many schemes, seems he received a bunch of free golf trips in exchange for congressional intervention in a casino deal...Tut-tut. Wonder if he ever bumped into Rep. Tom Delay, Republican from Texas, another frequent Abramoff golf partner.

All these crooked Republicans. I'm shocked...  rotfl 


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1811 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
AL GREEN

Hey, what did the Reverend do? He's a great singer!



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Dan-Air we can always count on you huh . . . .  sarcastic 

What a waste of bandwidth.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 16):
Hey, what did the Reverend do? He's a great singer!

Well he did cheat on his wife!
LOL!  Silly


There is a Congressman from Houston named Al Green.
I just named off a few Congressman from Slider's area.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDan-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 17):
Dan-Air we can always count on you huh . . . .

What a waste of bandwidth.

Let's all play I'm-an-independent-now-the-Republicans-have-been-revealed-to-be-the-corrupt-SOB's-they-always-were game, shall we?

Sorry, I'm not playing. If there's a thread started about corrupt Republicans in the future, maybe you should avoid it.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Quoting Dan-Air (Reply 19):
Sorry, I'm not playing. If there's a thread started about corrupt Republicans in the future, maybe you should avoid it.

Maybe you shouldn't always be the ultrapartisan left winger you always are and partipate in a thread in the spirit in which it was begun. That'd be a hoot now wouldn't it.

I say again:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 17):
Dan-Air we can always count on you huh . . . .  sarcastic 

What a waste of bandwidth.


User currently offlineDan-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 20):
Maybe you shouldn't always be the ultrapartisan left winger you always are

That's not a problem for me. The fact is the Republican house of cards is crumbling fast, and I've got the popcorn on the stove. Cheers!

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
I don't think it's because he was a republican. This crap is rampant across the board.

Where did you get the idea this was going to be non-partisan? Surely not from the thread starter.

I disagree with LHMark - it's everything to do with him being a republican. Cunningham was brought down by his own arrogance - taking millions in bribes as an elected official. M-I-L-L-I-O-N-S. He assumed he'd get away with it, in the same way that Delay thinks he'll escape one more time.

Politics is partisan. If you don't like it, play another wordgame.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
Would agree to investigate:
TED POE
JOHN CULBERSON
KEVIN BRADY
AL GREEN
MICHAEL T. MCCAUL
RON PAUL
SHEILA JACKSON LEE
TOM DELAY
GENE GREEN

That's a start, although you're still 425 shy.

Oh, and Brady just got a DUI up in South Dakota at his college homecoming.

Don't get me started on Sheila. ron Paul may be the most virtuous of the group. Delay's already been exposed.

Next!


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Quoting Dan-Air (Reply 21):

I disagree with LHMark - it's everything to do with him being a republican. Cunningham was brought down by his own arrogance - taking millions in bribes as an elected official. M-I-L-L-I-O-N-S. He assumed he'd get away with it, in the same way that Delay thinks he'll escape one more time.

Utter horseshit. It has to do with him being crooked . . . .

Democrats get brought down the same way . . . . as was mentioned above - does Rostenkowski ring a bell? And the only reason Teddy (Mr. Chappequidick) isn't roasting in jail is because he already HAS millions.

We could turn this entire thread into the partisan bitch fest you would enjoy, but it wouldn't do anything to advance the thread . . . is obviously your goal.


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4276 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 9):
That doesn't excuse Cunningham, it just tells me we need 434 other investigations.

Amen!

So he resigns after admitting to accepting a minimum of $2.4 million in bribes. He faces up to 10 years in prison for betraying his constituents and his country. He and every other official who accepts bribe money should face a minimum of 25 years and a maximum of life in prison. In failing to represent the people of the United States and putting their allegiance to other interests, they are committing treason.

I also agree that this is not just a Republican problem, it is a problem across the board. Once again I'll put forward a suggestion for public financing of campaigns, limiting the amount of money any candidate can spend, and putting strict penalties in place for anybody who takes bribes.

One dirty, filthy, scumbag down, the rest of Congress to go.

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
25 LHMARK : Dan-Air, I'm a pretty liberal guy, and I have to admit that I enjoy watching self-righteous neocons drop, but I really don't see the signature of ideo
26 Dan-Air : Look at the record. Republicans run on socially-divisive wedge issues and tax-cuts, and once installed in office hand out favors left and right to th
27 Dan-Air : Yeah, yeah and Bill Clinton got a BJ from someone other than his wife. Germane to the topic at hand? I think not. Horseshit yourself. The topic is ra
28 Post contains links Searpqx : No, that's just what you want it to hijack it to. The topic is Randy Cunningham going from hero to crook. And just a suggestion, before you get too c
29 Dvk : I think this kind of corruption argues in favor of term limits. Too many politicians become entrenched for years, with ever increasing funding, power,
30 Texan : Dan-air, The Democrats do the exact same damn thing. Nearly every politician "hands out favors left and right to their well-heeled backers," no matte
31 LTBEWR : At least when this idiot got caught, he admitted he did the alleged acts, is pleading guilty, willing to pay the fines and other price for his crimes.
32 Post contains images ANCFlyer : No, that's what you want it to be . . . thread diversion . Your ultra partisan bull is still a waste of bandwidth.
33 Texan : I thought this was a pretty big story. As did just about every other major newspaper, from what I can tell. Except The Dallas Morning "News". There is
34 Dan-Air : Never have. My biggest beef is the amount of money and influence-peddling in politics. Get it out. And yes I know they "all do it" - well they don't
35 Jaysit : Its November 29, 9:48 AM. Any GOP officials getting indicted or convicted today? Me bad. The day aint over as yet.
36 Gilligan : All this goes to show is that you can be great at one thing, and just suck at another. My impression is that he was not that great of a Congressman be
37 Slider : Me neither- just the signature of stupidity and hubris. EXACTLY!!! We NEED term limits in this country. More than any other singular step out there,
38 Jaysit : Wasn't that the rallying cry of the Freshman class of 1994, those dirty liars who as part of Newt Gingrich's Contract on America, conveniently forgot
39 SlamClick : I love this one: House Ethics rules say that any lawmaker convicted of a felony no longer should vote or participate in committee work. Right! Forbid
40 Post contains links Dan-Air : Ah yes, Traficant - Wonder if they allowed him to keep his birds nest toupe on in the can? He was a certifiable nutcase. The Torch was busted for tak
41 Slider : Good point- you can't say for certain, but the opportunity would be diminished I believe. There's less damage one could do in 6-8 years rather than 2
42 FlyingTexan : And why wasn’t that a big deal sucking national media spotlights? Because the guy clearly stated "I did the crime." That takes a backbone. No pussy
43 SlamClick : Well, faced with an eight-lane paper trail on the money, I guess he recognized Come-to-Jesus time. I'd have been impressed if he'd confessed BEFORE t
44 Tbar220 : So now who is representing his district if he resigned from congress? Wouldn't they need some sort of special election to elect a new congressman? I h
45 CaptOveur : So Democrats are immune from corruption.. Please elaborate, oh great one.
46 Superfly : No one ever said that. Stop putting words in my mouth.
47 CaptOveur : You said the only people needing investigating were Republicans. That is what it sounded like to me.
48 Gilligan : Term limits can be applied as follows: Congressman=2years, President=4years, Senator=6years. You can vote in a new person at each and every one of th
49 Searpqx : Because originally the House was the chamber of the people - with the Representatives being directly elected. Thus when an opening occured, the ratio
50 Superfly : WHAT?!?!!? Please point that out to me. Which thread? What post #?
51 Gilligan : You're right about the House, I should have thought of that. Thanks. I didn't read where he had resigned but if he did, especially under criminal cir
52 Slider : Well, I don't care for Brady. He was my congressman, then it became Poe after the redistricting, now we moved and I'm back to Brady. Not ONCE has tha
53 Tbar220 : He can't, he'll just put words into your mouth in every thread you reply to.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
From Central London To Gatwick posted Thu Sep 7 2006 07:44:31 by VonRichtofen
Tips And Hints From Your Job To Help Everyone Out posted Tue May 2 2006 15:55:15 by KLM672
Taxi From Newcaste Airport To Alnwick posted Tue Feb 28 2006 10:10:29 by OYRJA
Pics From My Trip To Bangkok posted Wed Feb 22 2006 19:25:56 by BMIFlyer
Letter From Al-Zawahiri To Al-Zarqawi posted Fri Oct 14 2005 05:45:01 by Jetjack74
How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg? posted Sat Oct 8 2005 08:06:57 by Jetmatt777
Getting From CDG Airport To Le Bourget? posted Mon Jun 13 2005 00:19:25 by Sabena332
Driving From Sea Level To The Mountains? posted Mon Feb 14 2005 06:00:32 by Doug_Or
From Airline Job To Travelagency.... posted Thu Feb 3 2005 07:55:21 by OYRJA
How To Transfer Files From Old PC To New PC posted Mon Dec 13 2004 06:09:12 by Canarsie VOR