Colin Powell earned a rewarding life. Unfortunately, for some, his memory will be tarnished by the reports he died as the result of COVID even though vaccinated.

While true based on reports, what seems to be overlooked by the "anti-vac" population are the other reported illnesses, likely significant contributors to his passing.

Don't let this false rhetoric be the basis of refusing vaccination. Doing so may result in your joining Gen. Powell, but without the honor.

Michael Moriarty

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Sarah Clark Konopik

[thumbup] He'll be (has been already) smeared but it's the unfortunate nature of the political beast.

Here's a recap / quote from what's been noted as his last interview back in July. Admirable in my eyes.

The Washington Post (10/18/2021):

As death approached, Colin L. Powell was still in fighting form. “I’ve got multiple myeloma cancer, and I’ve got Parkinson’s disease. But otherwise I’m fine,” he said in a July interview. And he rejected expressions of sorrow at his condition...“Don’t feel sorry for me, for God’s sakes! I’m [84] years old,” said Powell, who died Monday. “I haven’t lost a day of life fighting these two diseases. I’m in good shape.”

Gary Scoggin

And of course the only President ever impeached twice issued a very self-serving statement. But then what would you expect?

Carlos Ponce

Gary Scoggin claims to be a moderate.[rolleyes]

Bill Broussard

Olivia Troye, a former homeland security official and former aide to Pence, also denounced the former president's comments.

"He was a man of honor & integrity," Troye wrote of Powell on Twitter. "Trump's disgusting & vile statement about Powell is another blatant reminder that he doesn't care nor have the capacity to understand and respect those who serve our great country."

Bailey Jones

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America -

"Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media. Hope that happens to me someday. He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!"

Trump is such a low-quality human being. A public servant like Powell really shines in comparison. I guess that's why there's no one like Powell left in the Trumpublican Party.

Lisa Windsor

There might be a few honest Republicans left, but I agree, Colin Powell possessed many characteristics Trump lacked, including integrity, loyalty, and a concept of duty. He never wavered in his values but constantly reevaluated his beliefs. If he was wrong in the past, he admitted so and owned his mistakes. That's the mark of a confident person and real leader. Doubling down when you're wrong just makes you doubly wrong. I've met many people who had worked for him, and all sung his praises.

Charles Douglas

Shame on Trump! Shame On him for saying that! He should have known the Radical LEFT will always protect their own, and General Powell was definitely on the side of the LEFT! He was in lock step with Barack Obama on every issue! Why he kept masquerading as a conservative ..I don't know! If you are going to come after me ....then Do that! I respect that, but don't come sneaking around trying to act like you on my side, when you are on the other! That is indecent, and shameful! Other than that General Powell, was a good man! I will give him that, and he had 2-3 more medals and.citation ribbon than I got. So he was not.all bad, he did serve this great nation![beam]

Bill Broussard

Olivia Troye, a former homeland security official and former aide to Pence, also denounced the former president's comments.

"He was a man of honor & integrity," Troye wrote of Powell on Twitter. "Trump's disgusting & vile statement about Powell is another blatant reminder that he doesn't care nor have the capacity to understand and respect those who serve our great country."

Gary Scoggin

My questions for the group, especially those that are Trump supported….

Do you endorse former President Trump’s statement? Was it appropriate? A simple yes or no will suffice.

Carlos Ponce

Some find it uncouth to say anything bad about the dead - even if true.

Considering all the nasty, untrue things Colin Powell said about President Trump....it was just pay back.

Considering all the nasty things Liberals said about dead Republicans and Conservatives - Richard Nixon, George HW Bush, Ronald Reagan and even across the pond, Margaret Thatcher, it is truly hypocritical to complain now.

Just look at all the nasty things Liberals have said and written about Colonel Allen West when he became ill.

And I bet that when someday President Donald Trump's name appears in the obituaries, Liberals will continue too say nasty things about him and not give it a second thought.

Gary Scoggin

Using condolences as “payback” is a low class move, regardless of party. And who was Trump “paying back?” Powell’s family? Or was he just pandering to those that confuse narcism with leadership?

Bailey Jones

Gary, you know the answer to this. Everything Trump does is not just appropriate, but perfect in every respect. There's a reason why you never hear any criticism of Orange Julius Caesar from our Trump supporters - because he is the object of cult worship. They'll deny this of course. They'll also deflect any suggestion that the effluent from their Golden Calf could ever stink.

Gary Scoggin

Bailey .. I know. I just want to see if any of the MAGAverse will have the courage to admit any discomfort or will go on the record supporting this. Which I predict will be nobody but our favorite Hitchcock troll..

Bailey Jones

Gary, I thought the troll lived under a bridge in Santa Fe? I'd hate to burden the good people of Hitchcock with any more pain than his many years of affecting their children has already caused them.

Carlos Ponce

Using condolences as “payback” is HONEST.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey besmirched the reputation of a hospitalized military colonel. You have no wiggle room there. Nor have you rescinded your racist comments.

Gary Scoggin

Bailey…. My mistake. I apologize to all the good people of Hitchcock for besmirching their reputation. As for Santa Fe, I know many friends there and feel for them having such a cross to bear.

Bill Broussard

“ Considering all the nasty, untrue things Colin Powell said about President Trump....it was just pay back.”

Charles:are you listening? Still think it’s safe to complain to president Trump?

Bill Broussard

Bailey. What’s so obvious is that Santa Fe is a complete world of its own. Devoid from the rest of the world it houses one of the countries worst school murders, Carlos and the infamous Heartbreakers. They clearly cannot govern their own community but think they can govern the world. Only in Santa Fe would folks hand their kids over to Carlos then go to church. Since the town appears to do a lot of group-think I suspect none of this polarity seems a bit odd to a citizen there.

Carlos Ponce

Readers, it is obvious Bill Broussard lives in a tiny Liberal bubble oblivious to the rest of Galveston County and the State of Texas which is Conservative. Somebody needs to burst his bubble.

Bill Broussard

Here’s you bursted bubble—-pay your debt to Bailey 😊or admit your words not worth anything.

Carlos Ponce

No one owes Bailey anything, Bill Broussard.

Bailey Jones

Bill, they do have a great winery, though. You have to give them that.

Bill Broussard

A winery? In fundamentalist land? Do they have a meth lab somewhere too?

This is the city that sends its kids to National bible “quizzing” contests each year in Branson, Missouri!

Well if they can tolerate that degree of local dysfunction I can see how they tolerate Carlos

Charles Douglas

Hey! Heyyyyyy!! Don't talk about "Trump Diesel" don't talk about " Hannity" and don't talk about " DA HAG" (Merle Haggard ), that all I know!!!! "If you do, you are walking on the down side of me." Lololo.

Now when "Trump Diesel" come back to power, it is going to be "Hell To Pay The Captain!" Lolo.

Ted Gillis

We’re not all that Bill. I’m a democrat and live in Santa Fe. I’ve served on appointed boards, and have actually been elected to office, serving on the Santa Fe city council for several terms. I’ve served as an election judge, conducting all of the elections by the rules.

Carlos, on the other hand doesn’t even live in Santa Fe. He freeloads out in the county, beyond the city limits.

Carlos Ponce

But we've all heard the tale of TWO VOTE TED!

Why should where I live bother you, Ted? Oh that's right, I don't pay city taxes. You sound jealous! [beam]

Bill Broussard

Ted. The story gets better with every detail. Thanks for the correction and I’m happy to know Santa Fe wouldn’t have him

Bill Broussard

Bailey and Ted. I don’t think it’s just me but it seems like Carlos’s replies are getting progressively more juvenile. Kinda like “ I’m rubber your glue, whatever you say bounces off me a sticks on you”. I think Carlos is becoming a James Bond cocktail—“shaken” not stirred

Carlos Ponce

Bill Broussard, just giving back what you have dished out to me. f you think it's juvenile, time to look in the mirror.

Bill Broussard

😂whoaaa, pardner. Not even five minutes and you do what I said again! Very obliging of you!

Take a break Carlos. I’m done with you for today. You just made it so much fun…I’ve action demo and all. There’s always tomorrow 😂

Gary Scoggin

Nice retort, Carlos. You sure showed him!

Gary Scoggin

I think any city would be proud to have a witty, Google-trained expert on everything that has the ability to converse directly with God on the topic of Presidential succession.

Carlos Ponce

No one should use Google. They sell your information and keep track of your searches.

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