May 31, 2015

Joe Biden - Father [Weirddave]
— Open Blogger

As most of you know, Beau Biden , son of VP Joe Biden, died last night from brain cancer. He was 46 years old. This post isn't about Beau, who leaves behind a wife and two children who are no doubt devastated by his loss. Beau served honorably in Iraq where he was awarded The Bronze Star, and as such we as a country are poorer for the loss of such a man. No, this post is about Beau's father, Joe, Vice President of the United States. Let me be perfectly clear. As a politician, I loathe Joe Biden. LOATHE. His frankly offensive diatribe against Robert Bork's nomination for SCOTUS stands as one of the all time low points of American political oratory, and is diarrhea of the mouth, stream of consciousness verbal ramblings as VP embarrass the nation on a daily basis. I've talked to people who know him personally, and they tell me he is a viscous, cutthroat politician of the lowest order, absolutely amoral in his quest for power. Nasty, rotten and ruthless, Joe Biden is the poster boy for everything that is wrong with the political class in America.

He is also a father, and while I despise Joe Biden the politician, I admire him quite a bit as a father.

In 1973, on the eve of his election to the Senate, Joe's first wife and daughter were killed in an automobile accident. His two sons, Beau and Hunter were seriously hurt. Joe raced to the hospital and stayed by their side. His aids implored him to take a break. “Joe, you have to go to Washington to be sworn in to the Senate”. He refused. “Delaware can get another senator, but my sons can’t get another father.”. That's priorities, and they are in the right order. He was eventually sworn in in the hospital, at the bedside of his children who needed him there.

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We like to make fun of “Joey Choo-choo” because of Biden's love of Amtrak. It is silly, and it certainly is antiquated in this day and time, and I believe it has become an affectation, but it has real roots. In 1973, Amtrak facilitated Biden getting from Washington DC back home every night. Why did he feel the need to make such a trip every day?

Because his two young sons, who had just lost their mother and sister, needed him. Once again, priorities, and in the right order.

Last night on Twitter, there was an outpouring of sympathy for Joe Biden, and much of it came from people who were vehemently opposed to Biden's politics. I saw a few lefties halfheartedly trying to start a meme - “Right wing venom over the death of Biden's son is abhorrent”, but curiously enough I didn't see any venom linked. I'm sure there were some despicable people gloating somewhere, but I didn't see any and more to the point the lefties claiming it couldn't provide any links. I suspect they were projecting, because any time misfortune strikes a right wing pol I CAN provide oodles of links, screen shots and references to the most vile stuff imaginable.

Joe Biden is still the VP of the worst administration in American history. The country may not survive the damage he and Barry have caused. Right now, however, he is a man dealing with the worst blow life can inflict on a person, the death of a child. On behalf of Ace of Spades HQ and all of the co and open bloggers, my prayers go out to him in this, his moment of loss.

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Joe and Beau

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1 Nice post. Condolences to the Biden family

Posted by: Doug at May 31, 2015 07:46 AM (LxQgo)

2 RIP, now isn't the time for politics so I will refrain.... No parent should have to bury a Child...

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at May 31, 2015 07:47 AM (Bn6aD)

3 Classy. Thanks.

Posted by: nadavegan at May 31, 2015 07:48 AM (u0fVt)

4 goddamn right. every last word. When it came to his sons, when it mattered, Joe was a mensch. A mensch.

Posted by: retropox at May 31, 2015 07:48 AM (J3zBG)

5
O/T

The normal procedure for a horse with a fractured femur is to put the horse down humanely.  Why is John Kerry given a pass on this standardized procedure?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 31, 2015 07:50 AM (P330y)

6 Agreed. My sympathy and condolences go out to Joe Biden the father today.

Posted by: Toastrider at May 31, 2015 07:50 AM (nklyc)

7 Very good and heartfelt post. I totally agree. My condolences to the Biden family. I couldn't imagine the pain.

Posted by: Marmo at May 31, 2015 07:53 AM (pcgW1)

8 Great post, beautifully put. I keep writing and erasing. Nothing to add.

Posted by: JPS at May 31, 2015 07:53 AM (9ziuC)

9 Well said. Meanwhile, John Kerry broke his leg while bike riding. I'm thinking, Ruffian '75. Condolences to the Bidens.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 31, 2015 07:56 AM (St6BJ)

10 +

Posted by: anon a mouse at May 31, 2015 07:56 AM (C9pBZ)

11 Nice post. It's not surprising, but I am proud that our side is not engaging in politics during this painful time for the Biden family

Posted by: Albie Damned at May 31, 2015 07:57 AM (nGaMY)

12 That's about the best thing to say. I have nothing to add. I pray for Beau's wife and children. May God rest his soul, has to be an awful way to go.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at May 31, 2015 07:57 AM (ucDmr)

13 Thanks for the post, Dave. I had a friend who died from brain cancer at about the same age just last year. He left behind a wife and several children. The Biden family stands in need of prayer. People do not expect or want to outlive their children.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 31, 2015 07:59 AM (9HoBs)

14 My Cousins Husband died of the same thing a couple years ago... He was in His early 40's a sad thing...

Posted by: donna at May 31, 2015 08:00 AM (Bn6aD)

15 Nothing is worse than outliving a child.


Well done, WeirdDave, and condolences to the Biden family.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 31, 2015 08:03 AM (oKE6c)

16 Politics stops at the hospital bed and the funeral home.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2015 08:04 AM (MQEz6)

17 You and the Cobs are a class act Dave. Separate the man from the Politics and Joe Biden is probably a damn decent guy.

Posted by: Truck Monkey is a Mime..... Serious at May 31, 2015 08:05 AM (fLKzW)

18 If I may go all grammar Nazi on a post about a genuine tragedy - loathe is the verb. Loath is an adjective.

Posted by: Matt at May 31, 2015 08:06 AM (twa7M)

19 nice post weird dave

rest in peace Beau....Condolences to the Bidens....no one should have to go through this......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2015 08:06 AM (0O7c5)

20 May God give Vice President Biden and his family solace. Having buried my son 5 years ago this May, when he was 25, I feel his pain.

Posted by: olddog in mo [/i] [/s] [/b] [/u] at May 31, 2015 08:06 AM (BGCet)

21 16 Politics stops at the hospital bed and the funeral home. Posted by: eman at May 31, 2015 01:04 PM (MQEz6) ------------------------------------ Wut?

Posted by: Hillary! at May 31, 2015 08:06 AM (pcgW1)

22 ((olddog)) ((donna))

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 31, 2015 08:07 AM (0O7c5)

23 Not to make light of Biden's family tragedy...

Posted by: Marmo at May 31, 2015 08:07 AM (pcgW1)

24 I wonder if they'll be as classy (they being Huffington Post, MSNBC, NYT, etc.) if, G_d forbid, something happens to any of GWB's children?

Posted by: Mickey Shwarma at May 31, 2015 08:08 AM (2mJMN)

25 Eternal rest grant unto Beau Biden, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. And may his family find comfort and peace.

Posted by: LadyS at May 31, 2015 08:08 AM (xYNhJ)

26 "Politics stops at the hospital bed and the funeral home."


My feelings exactly. Great post Dave.

Posted by: HH at May 31, 2015 08:08 AM (Ce4DF)

27 Nice post, weird dave. Death of a child, so very horrible.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 31, 2015 08:09 AM (A98Xu)

28 My prayers are with the Biden family as well. Thank you for an absolutely lovely post. I did not know about Biden's history with his family, and I have great respect for him caring for his sons the way he did. What a horrible loss for him.

Posted by: Moki at May 31, 2015 08:09 AM (x303I)

29 It is a tragedy about the death of Beau and due to brain cancer.  Pray for the family to find solace and healing.

As for Jean Francois Cary, perhaps he should take up horse shoes with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 31, 2015 08:13 AM (ULEme)

30 Good post, agree completely. Biden DID perpetrate a sad injustice to other grieving parents after Benghazi. He almost certainly knew the lies his administration was sowing, and he personally looked into parents' eyes and allowed them to be mislead about their sons' deaths. Shame on him, as he knew first- hand their pain.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 31, 2015 08:13 AM (uBTYu)

31 Amen to everything you wrote. I can't imagine the horror of losing either of my adult children. MUCH sympathy and prayer for the Biden family.

Posted by: Tom at May 31, 2015 08:15 AM (vLyH/)

32 He doesn't even look like himself as a younger man. To think he was once an... I'll say it, attractive man... How did he become the buffoon we all see braying like his party's mascot? Condolences to him on his loss, although I wasn't a fan of the son, either. My first reaction was "brain cancer" sounds like a political assassination, probably Putin took him out. I read too many spy novels.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at May 31, 2015 08:19 AM (kHPHH)

33 I don't disagree with anything in this post. Well said.

Posted by: Methos at May 31, 2015 08:20 AM (ZbV+0)

34 Actually, Biden said that he did not go home every night bc his kids needed him, but bc he needed his kids.

Posted by: Bruce with a Wang! at May 31, 2015 08:21 AM (iQIUe)

35 Well said Dave. My condolences to the Biden family. Beau died too young.

Posted by: Sasquatch at May 31, 2015 08:24 AM (LCkcQ)

36 Sometimes we need to put politics aside and remember our shared humanity. A grieving father mourns his son.

Posted by: Myiq2xu at May 31, 2015 08:26 AM (5fSr7)

37 Good post, thanks. Prayers to the family. Such a terrible loss, losses. I don't wish that on anyone.

Posted by: PJ at May 31, 2015 08:27 AM (cHuNI)

38 Dave Thank you for putting my thoughts into words, in a far better manner then I am capable of.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 31, 2015 08:32 AM (VPLuQ)

39 My deepest condolences to Beau Biden's family.

And thanks, Dave, for a perfect post.

Posted by: Mike Z at May 31, 2015 08:32 AM (Ii2lB)

40 I'll concentrate on making fun of Kerry today rather than bringing up anything about Biden.

Not a noble plan, but an honest one.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 31, 2015 08:33 AM (oVJmc)

41 Well said. Yes, Biden is pretty awful, but nobody takes pleasure in hearing a parent has lost a child, two children have lost their father, and a wife has lost her husband.

Posted by: biancaneve at May 31, 2015 08:34 AM (HaVMa)

42 I'm with Pappy O'Daniel. Time to mosey.

Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2015 08:34 AM (kCq6U)

43 My brother-in-law recently died of throat cancer at a similar age. Awful for his parents, my sister and their children. Prayers for the family.

Posted by: Gem at May 31, 2015 08:35 AM (c+gwp)

44 Nice post W_D_.

Posted by: RioBravo at May 31, 2015 08:38 AM (NUqwG)

45 No one should have to endure the pain and heartbreak that the Bidens have. As one grows older, such things happen to those around us, and the pain is personally felt and extended even to those that we do not personally know. It is in these circumstances that our character is tried. Over the past six years I have felt nothing but a sort of pitying contempt for Joe and his wife. Insofar as his professional life is concerned, that probably will not change, but as fellow human beings, they have my heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2015 08:39 AM (F2IAQ)

46 I didn't realize that Beau's children were so very young. How heartbreaking.

Posted by: Lauren at May 31, 2015 08:39 AM (pspWL)

47 Well said. Now, let's get a Thread for making fun of our Secretariat of State.

Posted by: Garrett at May 31, 2015 08:40 AM (bsaZN)

48 Posts like this are hard. Kudos to Dave for this. Beau learnt one thing from dad: priorities. He rejected his (only) chance for the Senate because he was doing his job as Delaware's DA.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 31, 2015 08:42 AM (opxWI)

49 47 Well said. Now, let's get a Thread for making fun of our Secretariat of State. Posted by: Garrett at May 31, 2015 01:40 PM (bsaZN) It oat to be fun.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2015 08:44 AM (MQEz6)

50 if you can't say something nice, just hold your tongue. Mine is held.

Posted by: Navybrat at May 31, 2015 08:45 AM (JgC5a)

51 Bravo, Ace.

Posted by: rplat at May 31, 2015 08:45 AM (r21s9)

52 Yes, well said.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2015 08:46 AM (q6kiT)

53 My heart goes out to Joe. As a father with a young kiddo (and one on the way), losing a child is my greatest fear. He's buried a wife and two children. I cannot imagine the pain.

Posted by: In Exile at May 31, 2015 08:46 AM (/3yYD)

54 That topical sidbar item is good news. I hope it pans out in clinical trials.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2015 08:49 AM (MQEz6)

55 Beau Biden lost his mother at such a young age, it must have been so difficult (on top of everything else), to know his children were going to lose their father. God bless his children, and other grieving family members.

Posted by: Red Enchilada at May 31, 2015 08:50 AM (LzY6/)

56 Politics stops at the hospital bed and the funeral home.

* * *

Excuse me. Which room is Mr. Vito Corleone's?

Posted by: Just some friendly visitors, with violin cases at May 31, 2015 08:50 AM (bGLSw)

57 I wonder, if this hits Biden hard enough, that he might retire? No point to make with that, just wondering.

Posted by: Doomed at May 31, 2015 08:52 AM (bGLSw)

58 Amen and amen. God grant him peace and comfort; he has suffered the worst possible losses anyone can.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2015 08:56 AM (d70lZ)

59 I have that same feeling.

Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne's Dad at May 31, 2015 09:00 AM (0FSuD)

60 We are obedient to Christ's command to return good for the evil offered by the left. That's why we offer blessings and not curses in situations such as these. But, we are not so naive as to assume that they will respond in kind.

Posted by: David Ferguson at May 31, 2015 09:05 AM (ee11p)

61 God bless the family at this time

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at May 31, 2015 09:07 AM (AF8UR)

62 Good post, Weirddave. I've refrained from commenting about this, under the principle "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". I'm not on Twitter or any other social media, but if I was, I would have no interest in trying to politicize this.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2015 09:07 AM (sdi6R)

63 A terrible tragedy. My condolences to the Biden family. I was particularly aback because I had no idea he was sick. Is it just me, or was this kept pretty quiet? His term as Delaware's Attorney General barely ended 4 months ago.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at May 31, 2015 09:09 AM (EaXyc)

64 holding my tongue. I guess he was kinda hot in his younger days then.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 31, 2015 09:09 AM (2x3L+)

65 My sympathies to the Biden family. You can say what you wish about Joe, (and I can dump on him like the best), if the choice is Hillary! (defender of slim bag willie, no accomplishments, power hungry, etc.), O'Malley, (son of Maryland democratic family, married into another, whose only claim to fame (passing liberal agenda in MD is not an accomplishment, given his anointed successor got beat), is being the leader of an Irish pub band), and Liz, (who got tenure at Harvard ($400k a year) for keeping a true American native from a minority position), Warren.... I'd go with Joe. Although it will be a cold day in hell before I'd vote for any of them. ^..^(_____)~~~

Posted by: Cheshirecat at May 31, 2015 09:15 AM (e8vZc)

66 Yes, I remember all the out pouring of love and sympathy for Mary Jo.


Just like it happened.


I remember all the sweet stories about her, just like they happened.


Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne's Dad at May 31, 2015 09:18 AM (0FSuD)

67 The best were the ones about her being pregnant and you know she should have killed herself for Ted.


Good times.

Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne's Dad at May 31, 2015 09:22 AM (0FSuD)

68 My condolences to Mr. Biden and his son's family. I pity anyone who has to bury their child. That being said, perhaps he will look back at the words of hope and comfort his son's medical team gave In his dark hours and compare them to the same words he gave to the families of the Benghazi victims. And then he will act honorably in accordance with the station he holds.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 31, 2015 09:23 AM (gOixe)

69

This is why I love this place. Great post sir.

Posted by: jw at May 31, 2015 09:23 AM (1ukQw)

70 >>Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

Particularly what he said to Ty Woods' dad while standing over his son's coffin.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2015 09:24 AM (q6kiT)

71 My condolences.

Posted by: pat at May 31, 2015 09:25 AM (nwnmt)

72 Yes very nice post. However we must remember that virtually all truly evil people also love their own children. Yours.....not so much. They will kill yours, or condemn them to perpetual debt slavery, but they do indeed love their own. Saddam's young uns and Pelosi's come to mind. Still a nice post expressing a noble sentiment that will never be reciprocated.

Posted by: Old Guy at May 31, 2015 09:27 AM (O7/XW)

73 60 We are obedient to Christ's command to return good for the evil offered by the left. That's why we offer blessings and not curses in situations such as these. But, we are not so naive as to assume that they will respond in kind.

Posted by: David Ferguson at May 31, 2015 02:05 PM (ee11p)


So true. but we are not to judge.   It is why we are stronger.


Oh, and fcuk them.  Sorry, I am weak.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 09:29 AM (0FSuD)

74 >>Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead nor to forget he is one of the Democrat class of Senators, along with Kerry, who defunded Vietnam. They're good to their kids, sure. Admirably so.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at May 31, 2015 09:30 AM (Cq0oW)

75 I posted this earlier.  Brain cancer is a bitch.  I have friends that went through it and knowing you are toast is really really hard.


Lee Atwater.


I think a bullet would be my option.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 09:33 AM (0FSuD)

76 Dammit, wrong Biden!

Posted by: Angel of Death at May 31, 2015 09:34 AM (mx5oN)

77 New thread, please?

Posted by: Guy who wants to say mean things, but not in this thread at May 31, 2015 09:37 AM (VAsIq)

78 Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne's Dad at May 31, 2015 02:22 PM (0FSuD) What does any of this have to do with Joe Biden?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2015 09:45 AM (d70lZ)

79 77 New thread, please?

Posted by: Guy who wants to say mean things, but not in this thread at May 31, 2015 02:37 PM (VAsIq)


Pics of The Horse's broken leg.  My bet a simple fracture.  AKA, total Bull Shit.


Put some Ketchup on it an move along.  Won't cost you shit.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 09:45 AM (0FSuD)

80 Risking political incorrectness, insensitivity, and outright scorn, it might very well be a good time to reflect on the life of Beau Biden . . . the good and the bad. All the family's grief and military service and requisite nice stuff . . . but how exploring Beau's abuse of office as Delaware AG? How about considering how he arranged for the questionable incarceration of Larry Sinclair - to protect then Senator 0bama, future POTUS, from Sinclair's detailed and credible accusations about drugs and homosexuality, Reverend Wright, and the death of Larry Young in Chicago . . . How about acknowledging that shutting Sinclair up sealed the deal for Uncle Joe to be VP. Maybe now that the FBI's let the Hastert dirt of out of the bag, it will open its Beau Biden & Co. files.

Posted by: ouch at May 31, 2015 09:49 AM (zYgqi)

81 Risking political incorrectness, insensitivity, and outright scorn, it might very well be a good time to reflect on the life of Beau Biden . . . the good and the bad. All the family's grief and military service and requisite nice stuff . . . but how exploring Beau's abuse of office as Delaware AG? How about considering how he arranged for the questionable incarceration of Larry Sinclair - to protect then Senator 0bama, future POTUS, from Sinclair's detailed and credible accusations about drugs and homosexuality, Reverend Wright, and the death of Larry Young in Chicago . . . How about acknowledging that shutting Sinclair up sealed the deal for Uncle Joe to be VP. Maybe now that the FBI's let the Hastert dirt of out of the bag, it will open its Beau Biden & Co. files.

Posted by: ouch at May 31, 2015 09:49 AM (zYgqi)

82 I felt sad when I heard this news. It is very tragic. I had a young friend who died of brain cancer. Just awful...

Posted by: Baldy at May 31, 2015 09:50 AM (sEXjW)

83 79 Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne's Dad at May 31, 2015 02:22 PM (0FSuD)

What does any of this have to do with Joe Biden?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2015 02:45 PM (d70lZ)


Good question.  I would connect the dots.  Mary Jo was ignored after being murdered by Ted.  Now Hair plugs son is a story.  The point?  The media decides what is a story.   Mary Jo?  No.  Biden's son Yes.


Both tragedies .  Wonder why one got coverage and the other didn't?


Take a guess.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 09:50 AM (0FSuD)

84 Well done not so weird Dave

Posted by: ThunderB at May 31, 2015 09:50 AM (zOTsN)

85 I have no venom for a father who loses a son. I also think Ted Kennedy's speech in opposition to the Bork nomination was more loathsome.

Posted by: Shanghai Noodle and Rocking Chair Factory at May 31, 2015 09:51 AM (ImWtV)

86 The only bad thing about Ted Kennedy dying of brain cancer?



All the women he raped didn't have enough time to come up and spit on him.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 09:53 AM (0FSuD)

87 As a father Biden has his priorities straight and still does.
My sympathies to him and his family, no one should ever have to bury their children.

Posted by: Gmac- Pulling in feelers in preperation... at May 31, 2015 09:55 AM (4CRfK)

88 I'm trying to say something good about that clan. So here it is.....

Posted by: just saying at May 31, 2015 09:55 AM (wkuqO)

89 Politics stops at the hospital bed and the funeral home. Paul Wellstone would beg to differ. Aside from that, condolences to the Bidens, whose pain and grief I can't even imagine today. May they receive solace and clarity in the days to come.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, by the Pale Moon light at May 31, 2015 09:56 AM (m9V0o)

90 I think it wise to put a political venting post right after one such as this. It may help keep this one what it is meant to be. Too late now though.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2015 09:56 AM (MQEz6)

91 Satan loves Damian...

Posted by: Truth Hurts at May 31, 2015 09:57 AM (bOECi)

92 Isn't Joe Biden also a recovering alcoholic? If this death isn't a "trigger" event, nothing is. All the more props to him if he can stay dry through this.

Posted by: logprof at May 31, 2015 10:00 AM (hdy+0)

93 Beau gone means just one less concentration camp director who will show no sympathy as his men march us into the showers. War to to the knife doesn't allow for sympathy.

Posted by: Achilles at May 31, 2015 10:01 AM (TpeIH)

94 Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 02:50 PM (0FSuD) Well, truly, Nip, that's more about the media than Biden, though.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2015 10:01 AM (d70lZ)

95 Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 02:53 PM (0FSuD) I held my tongue the day he died; after that, I could care less what anyone said. But I said then and I will say now, we can't badmouth the left for all the hateful things they say when one of ours dies if we do the same thing. Just because they lack common decency doesn't mean we should get down in the dirt and roll with them.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2015 10:04 AM (d70lZ)

96 "Beau served honorably in Iraq, winning a bronze star"

Not "won". Was awarded.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at May 31, 2015 10:05 AM (/pB9Z)

97 Style Guide: Fuck Cancer!

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2015 10:06 AM (DL2i+)

98 Well, truly, Nip, that's more about the media than Biden, though.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2015 03:01 PM (d70lZ)


You are right about that.  Still pisses me off.  I think ole hair plugs is not a bad guy.  I'd rather drink with him than Barrack.  


Sad, 46 is too young to lose a son and brain cancer is nasty shit. 


I meant no disrespect.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 10:06 AM (0FSuD)

99 I'm wishing cancer on you!

Posted by: Scott at May 31, 2015 10:07 AM (hdy+0)

100 You're a dick, Scott!

Posted by: Terrance and Philip at May 31, 2015 10:07 AM (hdy+0)

101 Well, everyone gets to dies just once.   Except Jesus.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 10:09 AM (0FSuD)

102 The LGBTs get shirts.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at May 31, 2015 10:11 AM (Dwehj)

103 I hope Joe doesn't exploit Beau's death to springboard a Presidential run. That would be my play.

Posted by: Hitlery at May 31, 2015 10:12 AM (hdy+0)

104 I don't like Drudge title. Biden "loses son".  No he's not lost, he's dead.



"Biden sons dies"



WTF is with that editing?

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 10:14 AM (0FSuD)

105 Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:06 PM (0FSuD) Oh, I know, you're just Nip bein' Nip! The media holds all the blame in my eyes for destroying the country. The suppress any bad stuff about Libs and make huge deals out of minor Republican issues, and when there isn't an issue to make anything of, they create one.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 31, 2015 10:14 AM (d70lZ)

106 Oh great... now if he runs he'll get the sympathy vote.

Hey, Chelsea, want to go for a ride?

Chelsea: Mom, you don't drive?!

That's ok.

Posted by: Hillary! at May 31, 2015 10:14 AM (b3v0W)

107 Hey, I didn't get the sympathy vote when Socks...er...ah...passed away.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at May 31, 2015 10:16 AM (Dwehj)

108 105 I don't like Drudge title. Biden "loses son". No he's not lost, he's dead. "Biden sons dies" WTF is with that editing? Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 03:14 PM (0FSuD) --Well, loses son is succinct, especially given that a lot more people know who is than who Beau was. If you want to get deep, we never "have" our children to "lose;" they're just on loan to us. . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 31, 2015 10:16 AM (hdy+0)

109 Been said more than a few times here, but nice post, Dave. Nothing wrong with sympathizing when you know a person is that great of a parent no matter what the political bent. Thanks for the post. mac :]

Posted by: macbrooks at May 31, 2015 10:18 AM (HdnUv)

110 And no, I'm not comparing the loss of a cat to this, although I wouldn't put it past me.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at May 31, 2015 10:18 AM (Dwehj)

111 Oh, I know, you're just Nip bein' Nip!



Oh not, not sure what that means, but love ya mean it.



Off for afternoon nap!  Old is ulgy.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 10:19 AM (0FSuD)

112 Huh?
priorities?
Sounds like his first priority was a political soundbite.

Was he really worried about losing his seat, or did he know, (like someone who actually had a brain,) that the state would figure out how to swear him in somehow.

No, he was blustering to make himself look virtuous. Even then.

second,
I am sorry to even think this, but the way these assholes have taken over the country and the way power is passed down from generation to generation makes me sick. It seems the only cure is if they die off. Starting with the kennedys.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 31, 2015 10:20 AM (LWu6U)

113 If you want to get deep, we never "have" our children to "lose;" they're just on loan to us. . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 31, 2015 03:16 PM (hdy+0)


Never thought of it that way.  Good point.   OK now nap!

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 31, 2015 10:21 AM (0FSuD)

114 Every showercocksucking Fobbit in Iraq got a Bronze Star. A LOT of them actually submitted themselves. Show me B-Boy's citation. 90% it's bullshit...

Posted by: Truth Hurts at May 31, 2015 10:23 AM (Lre/J)

115 For me, the thing that sums up the character of Joe Biden in the face of tragedy is how he has for decades now described how his first wife was killed by a truck driver "who was drunk behind the wheel", in Biden's version. This is utterly unsupported by the facts. The truck driver was stone cold sober. The police inquiry concluded that Mrs. Biden fatally erred when she pulled out in the path of the truck. That didn't stop Joe from lying consistently and repeatedly about it, to the huge distress of the family of the driver who Biden has dishonestly blamed for the accident.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2015 10:23 AM (noWW6)

116 I used to call the guys charged with protecting my family "pigs", so I've demonstrated that I'm pretty much capable of anything.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at May 31, 2015 10:23 AM (Dwehj)

117 You're wrong to make this post. 100%. You would not be treated this way were it reversed. Never give your enemies any quarter.

Posted by: trump at May 31, 2015 10:24 AM (EQcBC)

118 It seems the only cure is if they die off. Starting with the kennedys. Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 31, 2015 03:20 PM (LWu6U) --We may already be rid of them, at least the headliners. Patches is out of the House. Caroline beshat herself in angling for Hitlery's Senate seat (I doubt we'll hear from her again, given her cush gig overseas). I have not heard a peep from Kathleen Kennedy Townsend since Bob Ehrlich kicked her ass. Now, RFK spawned a lot of 'em, but I think with the dying off of people who liked that Camelot bullshit they'll recede.

Posted by: logprof at May 31, 2015 10:26 AM (hdy+0)

119 Awarded or given?

For me, all of the above.

Posted by: Jon Carry what served in Vietnam at May 31, 2015 10:26 AM (Dwehj)

120 "Beau served honorably in Iraq, winning a bronze star" Right up there with the Silver Star about which Lyndon Baines Johnson boasted. Read the backstory.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2015 10:26 AM (noWW6)

121 Who killed the Kennedys? After all, it was you and me.

Posted by: Lucifer at May 31, 2015 10:27 AM (hdy+0)

122 I wonder if my medals are still out there on the lawn?

Posted by: Jon Carry what served in Vietnam at May 31, 2015 10:29 AM (Dwehj)

123 @122 torquewrench "Right up there with the Silver Star about which Lyndon Baines Johnson boasted. Read the backstory." Glad I am not the only one who spotted that.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at May 31, 2015 10:32 AM (J2i9O)

124 124 I wonder if my medals are still out there on the lawn? Posted by: Jon Carry what served in Vietnam at May 31, 2015 03:29 PM (Dwehj) --Nixon's cat took a shit on one of them.

Posted by: logprof at May 31, 2015 10:33 AM (hdy+0)

125 Sounds like his first priority was a political soundbite. Was he really worried about losing his seat, or did he know, (like someone who actually had a brain,) that the state would figure out how to swear him in somehow. No, he was blustering to make himself look virtuous. Even then. ---- Even if it was bluster to appear virtuous, at least Biden knew what the appearance of virtue was. No matter how tangentially, he's acquainted with virtue. Hillary(!)? Not so much, methinks.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 31, 2015 10:35 AM (VAsIq)

126 >>>I wonder if my medals are still out there on the lawn?

Posted by: Jon Carry what served in Vietnam at May 31, 2015 03:29 PM (Dwehj)<<<



No, we're still hanging, framed, on the wall of your office. 


The other medals you tossed actually took a poor gardeners eye out in a tragic mowing accident.

Posted by: Secretariat's own personal medals at May 31, 2015 10:36 AM (b3v0W)

127 Nood.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at May 31, 2015 10:38 AM (6MUFb)

128 Dave, that was a most excellent post.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 31, 2015 10:39 AM (on01m)

129 No one corrected Nip Sip on Jesus dying twice? For. Shame. The Son of God died once, as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. He was resurrected on the third day and seen by many. After that He went to sit at the right hand of the father. Born once, die twice. Born twice, die once. C'mon. I'm absolutely the worst Christian around this place. All of that would have been better coming from someone else.

Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 10:41 AM (qyZxC)

130 this way were it reversed. Never give your enemies any quarter. I didn't make this post because of who my enemies are. I made this post because of who I am. They can do as they see fit, as will I.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 31, 2015 10:44 AM (U67az)

131 I didn't make this post because of who my enemies are. I made this post because of who I am. They can do as they see fit, as will I. Posted by: Weirddave Amen.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 31, 2015 10:46 AM (VAsIq)

132 Well at least two of ya didn't run off to a gaming thread. Nothing wrong with gaming if you're into it. Guess I'll check back later. Love each other fellow non gamers.

Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 10:51 AM (qyZxC)

133 Beau Biden did serve in the U.S. armed forces, and I thank him posthumously for his service. One thing I should mention though, I'd like to think there is no connection, BUT, Beau Biden detained a Mr. Larry Sinclair under an " out of state default warrant for an unpaid motel bill from many years prior' Mr. Sinclair was on his way to a press conference in Washington D.C. to expose Candidate B.H. Obama and his illicit cocaine fueled sex romp with Sinclair in the back of a limousine in Chicago Circa 1995. Was Beau Biden "ordered by his father,Joe tobdetain Mr. Sinclair on trumped up charged that were later dismissed without merit? Sinclair was held incommunicado until after to 2008 Election. A dad that would force his son to compromise his sons morals and legal responsibilities to win an election is dispicable , to say then least. What could Beau do? Say no to his loving father, who was there for him his entire life? You e the judge.

Posted by: vlogforce one at May 31, 2015 10:52 AM (G2IJo)

134 Love each other fellow non gamers. Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 03:51 PM (qyZxC) --and Chiefs fans!

Posted by: logprof at May 31, 2015 10:54 AM (hdy+0)

135 Posted by: torquewrench at May 31, 2015 03:23 PM (noWW6) Came here to post about that if someone else didn't. You did. What a shithead. He finally apologized to the truck driver's family, IIRC.

Posted by: fly at May 31, 2015 10:55 AM (6Y7zx)

136 nood on bourbon

Posted by: m [/i] at May 31, 2015 11:05 AM (/31Bi)

137 Late, but I got distracted and in case weirddave looks back --

I didn't mean to dis the post. I was a really great post, and appropriate.

And I do respect Biden a bit for some of what he says and does, but like his interest in trains (read the Williamson column about that,) I think he has an inking of an idea, but has been so far corrupted by DC that it gets lost.

I also feel bad for saying anything negative at all, but thought I had a couple valid points, not instead of the post, but in addition. Not thoughts that I would have wanted to see on the front page, but thoughts that are OK in the comments.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 31, 2015 12:05 PM (LWu6U)

138 No man should have to bury two children. Prayers to Biden family.

Posted by: Carol at May 31, 2015 12:08 PM (sj3Ax)

139 <I>No man should have to bury two children.</i>

I must have missed the sympathetic post when Saddam lost Udai and Qusai.

Posted by: Consistent at May 31, 2015 12:47 PM (wBK6M)

140 16 Politics stops at the hospital bed and the funeral home. Posted by: eman at May 31, 2015 01:04 PM (MQEz6) Word.

Posted by: Paul Wellstone's Super Grieved Mourners at May 31, 2015 12:59 PM (TIHv7)

141 One of the best articles I've ever seen here.

Posted by: Mike at May 31, 2015 01:10 PM (rw1EK)

142 I feel sorry for Joe the father. I've had good friends who've had to bury adult sons. It's hard. I had an acquaintance--not as big a jerk as Joe Biden, but getting up there in the jerkdom department who buried a son--and I had sympathy for him. So for the next few weeks old Slow Joe gets a pass from us--but not to worry, he'll soon enough return to being the same old loathesome turd he always was. But meantime Joe--my thoughts and prayers are with you as you wrestle with something that none of us should ever have to face (but some of us do get to face it.)

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 31, 2015 02:07 PM (Sda6L)

143 Re ipsa loquitor

Posted by: Saml Adams at May 31, 2015 02:15 PM (pJM/D)

144 My prayers and condolences to the Biden family. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child.

Posted by: AnnaS at May 31, 2015 02:25 PM (P+I7L)

145 Yes, felt his pain when I heard the news, and while he is a doof and goofball, this man loves America, which you can't say about many democrat high level politicians, not confidently. Him, I can. My opinion.

Posted by: Stephanie at May 31, 2015 02:57 PM (sF0CB)

146 Wow. I'm overwhelmed. This is why I'm proud to be a member in dubious standing of the Moron Horde. I pray for God's peace that surpasses all understanding on Vice President Biden and his family. He's been through more than what anyone should have to bear. I grieve for him and with him.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2015 05:14 PM (0RdKg)

147 "they tell me he is a viscous, cutthroat politician of the lowest order, absolutely amoral in his quest for power."

I don't think it's fair to drag Biden's viscosity into this.

Posted by: docweasel at May 31, 2015 05:35 PM (XxzcU)

148 Born once, die twice. Born twice, die once. C'mon. I'm absolutely the worst Christian around this place. All of that would have been better coming from someone else. Posted by: teej at May 31, 2015 03:41 PM (qyZxC) I'm pretty sure that I'm the most unworthy and ungrateful Christian to have ever walked this earth. I weep when I think of my sins and how I cheapen Jesus's suffering, death, and resurrection.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit [/i][/b][/s] at May 31, 2015 05:37 PM (0RdKg)

149 Boe Jiden the politician is the same man as Boe Jiden the father. Buck Boe Jiden.

Posted by: Titanium at May 31, 2015 05:37 PM (u9UgT)

150 Where in God's Name is that hand sticking out from the podium coming from?????

It can't be the guy's giving the oath!

Posted by: Dirty Randy at June 01, 2015 04:07 AM (jjaLl)

151 Someone has to be the Bad Guy.  While I will not say anything negative about the VP and the loss of Beau, I have to admit to utter indifference regarding this event BECAUSE these people are the elitist snobs destroying the country.  I may be heartless towards the Biden family, but their (elitists) actions and policies WILL cause unbelievable pain, suffering, and death to countless millions when the inevitable SHTF.  IOW, so what if one of Goebbels kids dies?

Posted by: Bad Guy at June 01, 2015 05:00 AM (u7A9M)

152 Prayers go out to Biden and his wife as they deal with the death of their son. He's thrice had to endure the loss of a family member (and two of them were his children). So whatever else he is, as a father and husband, he deserves our sympathy. Almost 6 years ago, we were in his shoes. In an 18-month stretch we lost a son to cancer, a nephew to cancer, and a niece to a car accident. Whatever else he is, he's a loving father, so he gets a pass for a while in my book. Back to the usual comments about him in a couple of weeks. For now, sympathy.

Posted by: RightWingProf at June 01, 2015 05:41 AM (PMMxk)

153 Well Said.  Condolences to the family.

Posted by: Loren at June 01, 2015 07:53 AM (IvAi3)

154 Life should be personal not political.  RIP, soldier.

Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at June 01, 2015 11:31 AM (8grkz)

155 Weirddave, I agree with the sentiment you've expressed here. However, I've no doubt it would not be reciprocated by the other side. Thank God neither of GWB's daughters died while he was in office. I suspect the level of hatred-drenched gloating coming from the red canaille would have melted keyboards and monitors.

Posted by: mac at June 01, 2015 12:43 PM (XDPWw)

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