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June 1, 2006

Email From Disgusted Iraq Veteran: Moonbatism During War Time - PowerNet Credit Union President Okays Anti-Troop Sign But Forces Employee With Bush Sticker To Remove Car From Parking Lot (Updated: PowerNet President Offers Response)

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Update in Extended Post includes response from PowerNet CU CEO...

This totally disgusts me. A man risks his life in battle, volunteers and goes back again and again to Iraq, and he can't even visit his credit union at home to take some of his hard earned money out, without being insulted and subjected to ridicule.

Think about it. Go fight in a war, risk your life day after day, come home, go back and do it all over again, and then again. All for your fellow Americans that unfortunately includes moonbat jerks like the president of PowerNet Credit Union in Tampa, Florida, and some of his moonbat friends that are union retirees and members of the credit union. Until now, I didn't know that members of the Electricians Union were anti-military and anti-American. After all, failing to support the Commander in Chief and our troops during a time of war is just about as anti-American as you can get.

I received an email from Michael C., a man I know very well, and who has served as a "counter assault team commander" in Iraq (when all hell breaks loose - these guys fight their way in and bring people out) during more than one volunteer tour in Iraq, and who has already volunteered for another one of those "special" duty tours in Iraq. While presently home on leave, he stopped by his credit union last week to take care of some banking business, where he says that he was made to feel personally insulted, unappreciated, and held in contempt. His attention was drawn to a huge sign that basically said the credit union did NOT support his Commander in Chief and did not support him and the other men and women risking their lives every day in Iraq.

He returned to the credit union several times afterwards, took pictures, interviewed customers and others on the property and on neighboring propeties, and then wrote the following narrative:

Cornerstone Abatement and Demolition Co. put up a sign along the fence at the end of their parking lot that reads "We Love our President George Bush and Our Troops".


Subsequently, some union retirees that are members of PowerNet Credit Union (link inserted) sought and received permission from Tim McMurry, the Bank President, and the PowerNet Board of Driectors, to put up a "NOT" sign on the PowerNet property bordering the fence between PowerNet and the Cornerstone Abatement and Demolition Co.

Not sign.jpg

By doing this the anti-American, anti-Administration, anti-Commander in Chief during a time of war union retirees, supported by Tim McMurry and PowerNet Board of Directors, makes it appear that the employees of the Cornerstone Abatement and Demolition Co. do not support the Troops and our Commander in Chief.


Which of course is the exact opposite of their feelings and wishes - they are enthusiastic about supporting our troops and our president.

Powernet-President.gifAccording to several persons that I spoke with in the parking lot on several different occasions- all who wish to remain anonymous, Tim Mcmurry (image source), the president of PowerNet Credit Union, is a former electriction and a credit union employee for over 20 years. The same sources said that he is considered "somewhat leftwing" and several credit union members are angry over the sign and use of their credit union property to make political messages going against our troops and the Commander and chief of the United States of America - many of whom have sons now in or have recently returned from Iraq.

According to the same sources in the parking lot, It is widely known that Tim Mcmurry made a credit union employee remove her car from PowerNet CU property because the employee had a George Bush bumper sticker on her car. This information did not come from the employee; it came from credit union members that were elated over the idea of this information getting out to the public over a blog because they had family members in Iraq and they knew that I just got back from Iraq and had volunteered again to go back shortly.

I believe that whether you support the war or not, whether you are Democrat, Republican, or Independant, you still should show respect for the president and above all respect and support for the troops that are fighting everyday protecting your way of life back home. The sign disrespects the fallen soldiers of this war, my fallen comrades, and every war before it.

(Please read all of this and then pass it on)

Readers are strongly encouraged to give Powernet Credit Union a call and tell them (very politely)

... that PowerNet's open contempt for our country, and their failure to support our Commander in Chief and our troops during war time, especially when members of their credit union have actually served in the Iraq war or have family members that have served or are presently serving, some of whom are voluntarily returning to yet again fight for their country, is beyond disgraceful - it is like spitting in the face of the men and women now serving our country and those that have served our country throughout our nation's history (or use your own choice of words - better).

Powernet Credit Union (813-621-6454) President Tim Mcmurry (

You can also offer your support of our troops and our Commander in Chief by giving the Cornerstone Abatement and Demolition Company a call at (813-623-5450).

Readers and bloggers are encouraged to pass this around in posts and in emails in order that PowerNet's reputation for disregard for our American armed forces and contempt for our Commander in Chief during a time of war - be spread far and wide. Further, that the names Tim McMurray and PowerNet Credit Union become associated with anti-Americanism and contempt for our troops in battle!

Michael sends along the following quote which he has made a habit of keeping a copy of wherever he goes in the world. He asks that I post it as a message to all moonbats like the PowerNet president and the retired union members who hold him and his fellow Americans fighting for their country in contempt and utter disregard (he keeps it in an 8x10 frame):

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing is worth a war, is much worse.

When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, is often the means of their regeneration.

A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. - John Stuart Mill

Count me and the rest of our troops in as being among the willing to do battle.

Michael C. then adds this message from his heart:

Don't worry Mr. McMurry, Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers will still die for you and your family's safety, security, and freedom, even though you don't support them or respect them. Sleep well at night, you can because we're doing your fighting for you.
Semper Fi!

UPDATE: The following email has been received from "Wanda" (email address withheld as a courtesy), presumably originating from Tim McMurray, PowerNet CU president. Without wanting to judge Mr. McMurry's mindset (in the interest of being fair to a fellow vet), it does appear that he just might suffer a bit FROM "Bush Derangement Syndrome", a term coined by American political columnist and former psychiatrist Charles Krauthammer, to describe the state of mind of fervent opponents of George W. Bush, and his administration, associates, affiliates and supporters. Although It is usually applied as a derogatory term within the Blogosphere to imply that an opponent cannot be reasoned with, this is not implied here, since Mr. McMurry certainly deserves the right to offer his opinions and explain his actions, whether we agree with him or not:

Response from President and CEO of Powernet Credit Union (Mr. McMurry is apparently responding to an email from Wanda to him).

Dear Wanda,

PowerNet, or anybody affiliated with it -- especially myself -- has any contempt of anything less than total respect and support for our troops. We do have problems with the current person in the office of president of our country. As a credit union for working tradesmen, he has done NOTHING positive for this group. To the contrary, he has done his best to eliminate our small piece of this country's economy. I don't believe in talking down anyone, so I will stop there. Details are clearly available just about anywhere you care to look -- reflected by an national approval rating of less than 30% of our country.

The "and our troops" banner was added this week. The person that put this up is a typical Bushite! By putting up the additional banner, the new meaning is if you don't support me and everthing I'm doing -- and I'll include our troops since I'm commander in chief, you are unpatriotic and unAmerican. That is purely BS. I am a highly decorated Vietnam vet -- and totally resent his use of "his" troops to make politcal points. Hell, he barely served and when he did, he was AWOL most of the time!

I knew as soon as the additional banner went up that there would be a reaction. I felt a bit uneasy myself, but that additonal banner is so typical Bush, I haven't come up with a solution. For the moment, I have chose to ignore the addition and hope people will see it for what it is -- using our troops that put their life on the line for political gain. It makes ME so mad I want to pick up my rifle again! I was risking my life daily for a full year -- watching men beside me die or get wounded -- while bureaucrats debated the shape of the peace table! I didn't like it then and I don't like it now!

This is a country of free speech. If someone doesn't agree with certain actions, it shouldn't be tied to our troops and patriotism. I wonder how many of those troops fighting in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, or anywhere else we aren't being told about, have lost their jobs to an overseas company or have been forced to take lower wages because of actions by W.

I sincerely hope you understand and if you can come up with a solution, I'd love to hear it.

Tim McMurry


I'm inclined to believe Mr. McMurry's explanation that the "and our troops" may have been added, but knowing this, he nonetheless has allowed the "NOT" sign to remain which does provide ammunition to those who call into question the degree of his actual support for our troops, and even with the acceptance of his explanation of the situation, I notice there's still no response to the matter of not allowing an employee park her car on the CU property with a Bush sticker on her car.

In summary:

  1. The "Not" sign remains up with full knowledge that "and our troops" has been added to the We support President Bush etc..... and this clearly shows more concern for anti-Bushism than regard for our troops at war, at least one of whom has expressed that he was made to feel unwelcome at the credit union where he sent his money while away in combat.
  2. Not allowing an employee her right to feely express herself by having a Bush sticker on her car directly negates his "free expression" argument, and shows contempt for both her and the troops fighting under the command of the Commander in Chief of the United States of America.

With these factors in mind, one has no alternative but to believe that Mr. McMurry does in fact have a touch of what Dr. Krauthammer refers to as Bush Derangement Syndrome, which of course, with all respect to Mr. McMurry, qualifies him for designation as a moonbat, and a need for psychological counseling, although I'm not sure that Dr. Krauthammer, even though he is the recognized expert on the syndrome, would be willing to treat him, given what could be described as having an extreme case - and likely untreatable.

We will of course, in fairness, publish any and all future responses or comments made by Mr. McMurry. As for Mr. McMurry not being satisfied with President Bush's support for issues that are important to the "working tradesmen" belonging to the credit union, Mr. McMurry is far more qualified to judge that than I am, so I'll have to give him that one, and he is of course entitled to his own opinion and choice as to who he wishes to support or not support for president. This, even though his logic does seem a bit "stretched".

Once someone has become Commander in Chief, we have a tradition in America that calls for allegiance to our president in a time of war. Moonbats don't understand this, reject the idea entirely, and basically fall into the camp of those who support, give comfort to, and abet the Islamofascists that seek to do all of us harm - which of course includes moonbats.

But this doesn't remove our moonbat friends from being our fellow Americans, it simply means that we are then entitled to refer to them as our dear misguided friends, moonbats to the 4th degree, and shake our heads in bewilderment.

On the other hand and in the camp of the moonbats, they're likely doing the same with equal but opposite ferver.

Until the next update, perhaps a counter response from Michael C. ....

Posted by Richard at June 1, 2006 8:43 PM

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