Comments posted organically
Rylee McCollum remembered during NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

By HatetheSwamp
May 29, 2022 5:10 pm
Category: Sports

(0.0 from 0 votes)
SelectSmart.com SelectSmart.com SelectSmart.com


Share
Rules of the Post
Rate this article
(5=best, 0=poor)
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
0 Stars

NASCAR is remembering members of the US military who've died in action by putting one name on each of the cars competing.

I'm watching the race. The car bearing McCollum's name was involved in an incident that drew a Red Flag and announcers mentioned that his name was on that car. I recognized the name immediately.

McCollum's tragic notoriety?

He was one of the members of the military killed during Joe Bidenís disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Days later on a talk radio program, his mother, overwhelmed with grief, became the first person to identify the Doddering Old Fool as, "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap," which he is.



Comments Start Below


The views and claims expressed by contributors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of SelectSmart.com. Not every statement made here can be assumed to be a fact.
Comments on "Rylee McCollum remembered during NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600":

  1. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 8:21 am
    Morgan Ortagus:

    This #MemorialDay Iím thinking of Darin Hoover, Johanny Pichardo, Nicole Gee, Hunter Lopez, Daegan Page, Humberto Sanchez, David Espinoza, Jared Schmitz, Rylee McCollum, Dylan Merola, Kareem Nikoui, Maxton Soviak, & Ryan Knauss.

    They gave their life in Afghanistan saving others.

    **********

    "That feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap."


  2. by Curt_Anderson on May 30, 2022 8:29 am
    They of course don't realize it but there are many mothers and fathers who will not be mourning the death of their soldier son or daughter in the past nine months because Joe Biden had the courage pull American troops out of Afghanistan.


  3. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 9:21 am

    Curt,

    What they realize, and I'm sure they're thinking about, is how many of our Afghan allies, translators and others who worked for us and with us and who "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" abandoned, have been tortured and killed and whose wives and daughters have been claimed as Taliban wives.

    And, they realize that people like you don't care.


  4. by Donna on May 30, 2022 9:44 am
    Did you register for the draft, Bill?


  5. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 9:49 am

    I did. You?


  6. by Donna on May 30, 2022 10:05 am
    Yeah. I think my birthday came up in the low 100s. I wasn't concerned about being drafted, though. I was a full-time student, and in late '74 it was clear that the US was going to be pulling out soon.

    I've often thought about what I would have done if I had been drafted. There's no way I would have gone to Vietnam. I would have probably joined the National Guard or Coast Guard. I know someone a few years older than me who joined the National Guard to avoid Vietnam. It's also possible that I may have pursued "Conscientious Objector" status. It would have been easy for me to prove my case.

    It's interesting that a few years after the US pulled out of Vietnam, some kind of situation arose that prompted some discussion about the US re-entering. My younger brother had just turned 18 then. I remember my dad, who had at one time supported US military involvement in Vietnam, saying that if my brother were drafted, he would arrange for him to move to Canada, which surprised me.


  7. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 10:16 am

    As I recall, my number was 320. I think mine may have been the first year that no one was drafted. I never thought seriously about what I'd do to avoid Vietnam but I would have done something. Back in the day, I fancied myself to be a Communist and an atheist.


  8. by Donna on May 30, 2022 10:20 am
    That's surprising.

    I've never considered myself a communist or an atheist.


  9. by Curt_Anderson on May 30, 2022 10:43 am
    HtS, there are a lot of oppressive countries besides Afghanistan. You can bemoan the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, North Korea and Myanmar. Do want our military dying in those places too?

    Anybody who wanted to leave Afghanistan had 18 months to figure out how to get out. They made a bad bet and stayed.


  10. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 10:59 am

    Curt,

    You're despicable. Trump's nuthin compared to you. Those people left behind? They stayed because they had America's promise: We won't leave without you. And, we did.

    Joe Biden is exactly "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" with buckets of innocent blood on his hands!


  11. by Donna on May 30, 2022 11:14 am
    Hts - Your response is a good example of you dodging a reasonable question and personally attacking the questioner. You do that sort of thing frequently, which makes having a reasonable conversation with you impossible.



  12. by Curt_Anderson on May 30, 2022 11:21 am
    Who made that promise "we won't leave without you" to translators, drivers, et cetera? Not Biden. He promised voters we'd leave the forever war in Afghanistan. Promise kept. Anyway, even if we promised our Afghan helpers anything, it's understood that they had to make an effort to leave. Were they waiting for an Uber driver to take them to the airport?

    If you want to be mad a president, be made at Trump.

    Joe Biden also said the U.S. would take in 125,000 refugees and their families, fulfilling an earlier pledge to raise a cap that had been cut to a historic low under Trump. Those refugees included Afghans who helped the US military, LGBQT refugees and Uighurs. Donald Trump capped the number of refugees at 15,000, the lowest since the 1980 Refugee Act took effect. Trump made it hard for the Afghans to get to America. Remember his proposed Muslim ban?

    Every war has its casualties. Tough decisions have to made to minimize losses.

    13 soldiers died in Afghanistan under Biden's watch. 60 died while Trump was president. You don't seem to care about those 60 or the hundreds who died before them...for nothing.


  13. by HatetheSwamp on May 30, 2022 11:32 am

    The United effin States made the promise, beginning with W, through every effin Commander-in-Chief involved with that effin war!

    Donna, Curt strikes me as pure Good German having no honor at all. I get him not caring about people who trusted America's promise, then suffering torture and death, rape and sex slavery.

    But, you? You stun me!


  14. by Curt_Anderson on May 30, 2022 11:47 am
    (PBS Feb 3, 2022)Since the U.S. withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan in August, the U.S. has evacuated more than 76,000 Afghan nationals to the U.S., according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    Previous presidents should have been welcoming Afghan allies over the past twenty years in similar numbers or have been more judicious in their promise making.

    Seriously, how many people in Afghanistan were promised they could live in the United States? Joe Biden was left holding the bag.


    pbs.org


  15. by Donna on May 30, 2022 3:52 pm
    Hts - What did I stun you about?

    You look for things to complain about regarding Biden. At least I complimented Trump on pulling out of Afghanistan and Syria. And btw, when Trump pulled out of Syria, he let our Kurdish allies hanging alone. I don't remember you complaining about Trump when he did that.

    I wouldn't have brought this up if you hadn't been so sickeningly partisan in your criticisms. Suck on this:

    Hereís What Has Happened in Syria in the Week Since Trump Abandoned the Kurds

    ISIS, Russia, Iran, Syria, and Turkey are happy. Americaís allies are not


    As expected, President Trumpís decision to pull U.S. troops away from the Syria-Turkey border, effectively endorsing a Turkish assault on the U.S.-allied Kurds occupying northern Syria, has been a disaster. Trump made the call last Sunday after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Erdoğan, and without consulting the Pentagon or Congress. Less than a week later, Trump ordered the removal all U.S. troops from the region, further endangering the Kurdish people, strengthening ISIS, and ceding influence to some of Americaís chief adversaries. In return, the U.S. has, to date, received nothing.

    Hereís what else Trump has wrought:
    130,000 Kurds have been forced to flee their homes, hundreds have died

    The United Nations announced on Sunday that 130,000 Kurds have evacuated their homes as a result of the invasion, nothing that the number stands to rise as Turkey continues its assault. According to CBS News, an independent war-monitoring group in the U.K. found that as of Monday 60 civilians and more than 200 fighters (121 SDF members and 86 pro-turkey militants) have been killed as a result of the offensive.

    Rest at link below.


    rollingstone.com


  16. by HatetheSwamp on May 31, 2022 4:31 am

    Donna,

    I despise Trump. I think he's despicable. Haven't I posted that here before? Show me one post I've entered here in which I praised Trump for his foreign policy. Just one.

    What stuns me about you is your hard-heartness toward our broken promises made to the Afghans who aided us.

    Curt has made the point that those people had months to leave. Fine.

    They stayed because our soldiers kept assuring them, "The United States doesn't leave anyone behind."

    Thinking people in America was appalled by the way that "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" managed the withdrawal.

    Amazingly, as I've noted, nearly 80% of Americans supported withdrawing yet the way we left appalled our people.

    Go to 538 and RCP. Note the sudden drop in the Doddering Old Fart's approval at that precise time. It's never rebounded.

    And, as I say, when the Former Truck Driver was doing what 80% of Americans wanted him to do.

    You strike me as a person who has a heart. That you could be unmoved by what appalled so many of us...

    ...effin STUNS me.


  17. by Donna on May 31, 2022 7:51 am
    You sure don't sound heartbroken over what happened to the Kurds after Trump pulled out - a pullout that I supported, as well as his decision to pull out of Afghanistan which I also supported knowing full well that people would die as a result. But in war, you have to weigh that against the human cost of staying mired in open-ended wars and the countless lives that will be lost by prolonging them.

    Frankly I'm sick of you shamelessly and repeatedly using those deaths as a political weapon to beat Biden -- and ONLY Biden -- with. I don't buy your concern over the deaths that resulted from pulling out.

    And frankly, I'm tired of conversing with you.



  18. by HatetheSwamp on May 31, 2022 8:28 am

    Donna,

    I've never defended Trump's actions in foreign affairs so your, "Yeah but, yeah but," here is the most pitiful version of

    Trump Trump Trump Trump
    Trump Trump Trump Trump
    Trump Trump Trump Trump....TRUMP,

    performed here...in my experience.

    Why you can't have compassion for the men tortured and killed and the women consigned to sexual slavery at the hands of the Taliban mystifies me.


  19. by HatetheSwamp on May 31, 2022 8:28 am

    Donna,

    I've never defended Trump's actions in foreign affairs so your, "Yeah but, yeah but," here is the most pitiful version of

    Trump Trump Trump Trump
    Trump Trump Trump Trump
    Trump Trump Trump Trump....TRUMP,

    performed here...in my experience.

    Why you can't have compassion for the men tortured and killed and the women consigned to sexual slavery at the hands of the Taliban mystifies me.


  20. by HatetheSwamp on May 31, 2022 8:28 am

    Donna,

    I've never defended Trump's actions in foreign affairs so your, "Yeah but, yeah but," here is the most pitiful version of

    Trump Trump Trump Trump
    Trump Trump Trump Trump
    Trump Trump Trump Trump....TRUMP,

    performed here...in my experience.

    Why you can't have compassion for the men tortured and killed and the women consigned to sexual slavery at the hands of the Taliban mystifies me.


  21. by Curt_Anderson on May 31, 2022 8:50 am
    HtS has never criticized Trump's actions in foreign affairs or anything else. He thinks he was "a great president".


  22. by HatetheSwamp on May 31, 2022 9:17 am

    Considering the many ways the country has gone to hell since the Doddering Old Fool took over, demonstrably, statistically, Trump was, exactly, a great President...

    ...and, certainly, better even in foreign affairs than "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap."


  23. by HatetheSwamp on May 31, 2022 10:45 am

    BTW, Trumpís 538 net approval continues to tower over "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap's."


    View Video


Comment on: "Rylee McCollum remembered during NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600"

* Anonymous comments are subject to approval before they appear. Cookies Consent Policy & Privacy Statement. All Rights Reserved. SelectSmart® is a registered trademark. | Contact SelectSmart.com | Advertise on SelectSmart.com | This site is for sale!

Find old posts & articles

Articles by category:
SelectSmart.com
Report spam & abuse
SelectSmart.com home page


From our contributors:
Display Order:

Don't shed any tears for Liz Cheney
Opinion by islander     August 14, 2022 8:37 am (Rating: 0.0)
Last comment by: (0 comments) [18 views]


'The FBI Raid On Melania's Closet Was Justified,' Says Merrick Garland Wearing Gorgeous New Evening Gown And Sun Hat
Humor by HatetheSwamp     August 14, 2022 4:04 am (Rating: 0.0)
Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (2 comments) [18 views]


Defamation Suit About Election Falsehoods Puts Fox on Its Heels
Law by Donna     August 14, 2022 7:42 am (Rating: 0.0)
Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (3 comments) [22 views]


We may finally find out if Trump actually has evidence of fraud in the 2020 election
Law by Curt_Anderson     July 27, 2022 10:22 pm (Rating: 0.0)
Last comment by: Donna (39 comments) [388 views]


Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned
Law by Curt_Anderson     August 13, 2022 10:27 am (Rating: 0.0)
Last comment by: oldedude (12 comments) [232 views]


Do you recognize this dweeb?
History by Curt_Anderson     August 13, 2022 4:49 pm (Rating: 0.0)
Last comment by: islander (1 comments) [42 views]


Rally at Cheyenne FBI office planned for Sunday
Politics by Curt_Anderson     August 13, 2022 12:15 pm (Rating: 0.0)
Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (3 comments) [86 views]


For those who want to know part two
News by islander     August 11, 2022 1:27 pm (Rating: 0.0)
Last comment by: oldedude (37 comments) [306 views]


Take your best guess: will Trump agree to unseal the warrant?
Law by Curt_Anderson     August 11, 2022 3:29 pm (Rating: 5.0)
Last comment by: oldedude (28 comments) [329 views]


Chucky actually says what he means... scary stuff
007 James Bond by oldedude     August 12, 2022 2:57 pm (Rating: 0.0)
Last comment by: oldedude (21 comments) [126 views]


Sports selectors, pages, etc.