I am a college graduate who earns his living working as an hourly on a factory floor. I have found that I prefer this to retail management and customer service, which I have also done though admittedly it does not pay as well. I am a Bible Believing Christian and politically I am center-right. This is just a place where I share my thoughts on anything that catches my mind.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
My opinion of McCain as a man has just taken a leap upwards. I still feel he is weak on many issues, but strong on a few biggies, and this MAN is a hero in more ways than I knew. 41 years ago today there was an accident on the USS Forrestal and McCain's plane was destroyed due to the malfunction of another plane on the deck of the carrier. McCain first got out of his plane and then attempted to work his way BACK INTO THE INFERNO to rescue others. Ladies and Gentlemen, say what you will about his politics but this guy is a genuine article MAN.
This video shows the accident, and while it is blurred, you can see Lt Cdr John McCain going back toward the fire to try and save his crew mates. A man who will do that for a shipmate is a man I can put some confidence in should a crisis strike.
John McCain, I don't agree with everything you say or do, but you have earned my vote. You have it.
From High School I went into the Navy where I served a little over two years and got discharged for medical reasons. I studied and trained for the Ministry but am temperamentally unsuited for that job so I entered retail and food management for several years. I really wanted to write fiction so I decided to get a factory job while I did it. I found that I am actually happy producing things in a factory and I have written a couple of novels, which I hope never see the light of day :-D.