Saturday, January 9, 2016

Stefanik co-sponsors bill to allow women aviators to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery

      Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) will be able to be buried at the nation's most hallowed ground if a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Elise Stefanik passes.

       WASPs were a part of the nation's war effort from 1942-44, although not directly in combat.



Stefanik co-sponsors bill to allow women aviators to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery

18 comments:

rick aldrich said...

this is the right thing to do, sacrificing their lives for our nation.

Anonymous said...

I know that WASPs recruited old maids for the war, from reading Cheap Trick lyrics.

It is impressive to watch the political genius of this Harvard Gal, even if I am not allowed to criticize her on this blog.

Anonymous said...

10:25, the real reason you aren't criticizing this it that the proposal is solid and well worth consideration. You have nothing to say because there is nothing to say. I understand your frustration. This just doesn't fit with the BS about War On Womyn.

otherwords1 said...

Yes, it is about time women Aviators were recognize for their valued service to flyers in Europe and Asia during WWII. I wonder if some were even fighter pilots during the recent conflicts. They too have proven themselves to be more than just clerks or unworthy of combat.
I rankly cannot see why they should be denied the right to serve in combat in any military operation. I think that other military in history and current nations have permitted and revere women in military combat.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Two ironies here:

(1) GOPer Rep. Stefanik signs on to bill to reinstate the previous policy that former GOPer GOP John McHugh reversed as Army Sec ... figure that one out.

(2) Wives of Vets laid to rest in Arlington can be buried with their loved ones ... that is my intention for myself and my wife when that time comes.

Notable Women Buried at Arlington

So, why this flap over the WASP's - it is beyond me to figure out why .. except politics ... sadly (*but I will dig out a plausible reason, bet on).

Anonymous said...

Great idea, but not exactly new or fresh... o_O

Anonymous said...

Dan, I'm not even sure what your point is. Are you for this or against it? You call it "flap" but I'm not sure if you're criticizing the bill or criticizing the people who are criticizing the bill. Also, what's the irony with regard to allowing burials with spouses? Irony?

Sometimes reading the comments on this blog is totally exhausting.

Anonymous said...

5:05, he isn't really into it much any more. He said he would withdraw for a bit with posting, but as a party line kinda guy, we knew that wouldn't last. 5:05 is right. I'm not sure what the point of this was. He tried to take a shot at Stafanik, but whiffed.

Your letter to the WDT was weak too. You attempted to make the point the Obama is a fine leader. Not sure I agree. He led us into a huge increase in the national debt. He led us to run away and lose all our gains in Iraq. He led the charge to pass ObamaCare, which is failing miserabley. He led the Russians to understand that taking Crimea was not a problem. He has led us into the most devisive race situation in decades. the leadership he showed while puking out the Arab Spring has backfired. We now hate cops. I'm not sure there's any area where Obama has led that was good for this country.

Anonymous said...

The number of these women that are still alive must be very small and the number of those living that would even want to be buried so far from their families would be so small as to be practically nonexistent.

Anonymous said...

No Dan, it's not about politics. When people puke about the War on Womyn, that's politics.

Anonymous said...

Poltics aside,this is simply the right thing to do.,a no brainer

Anonymous said...

5:05 Really? You don't know dannie's point after all these years?
Here it is: Party before country!
Notice that its not important to dannie that Card Check RINO McHugh was appointed by Obama and carried out the wishes of Obama. What's important is that he had an R next to his name.

As for this harmless fluff legislation, its a great way for Stefanik to endear herself with the war on womyn gender voters, without harming businesses and the rest of us, except for some nominal tax dollars. Maybe we should make all female military employees from WWII eligible and give them all veteran status, instead of just the WASPs? Imagine the votes you could buy with that policy.

Anonymous said...

Plans to be buried in Arlington? It would be better if they just built a Democrat cemetery, where one could find eternal rest around people where country is kind of an optional thing.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

My point which went over several noggins here was actually several points:

(1) By "flap" I meant - IT WAS NO ISSUE PER SE.
(2) Politics - yes, anytime a pol does anything it is usually and almost always for political gain (on both sides just to be fair). That's why they are called politicians.
(3) I compared (R) Stefanik (co-sponsoring the bill) that (R) McHugh had put the kibosh on.

(FYI: Yes, I know Mr. Obama appointed him. He was a good choice and I said so along time ago, too; but it also was politics in play, e.g., Bill Owens (D) won didn't he - the first (D) since what the late 1860's or so?).

But, nice try at your gotcha' angle. So, that silly-ass game you Anonymous types play here won't fly once analyzed in detail. Keep at it though. Eventually the light will come on.

Anonymous said...

OF COURSE it is political... It was done by a politician, was it not?

What a bunch of Nimrods. :o

Anonymous said...

12:03, your post read like your letters and your on line speeches. All over the place, with lots of per se's, per se. You now have fans all over the place. I feel for ya. It's tough to mouth the same ol' party line stuff and stay focused, as it were.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

4:23 I am DEM but a rather independent-minded one. I think on my own and have for decades. I do not walk or talk any party line unless I agree with the line, and to be fair, many times I do not ... just ask around to DEMS and see -



Anonymous said...

You're an independent thinker, Dan? I ain't got the words. Your reputation is pretty well established. That's not a bad thing. But running from it is a bit ridiculous.