Meghan is the eldest child of John McCain and his second wife, Cindy. Her dad married his first wife, Carol Shepp, in 1965. The following year, he adopted her two children (born in 1959 and 1962) and they had a daughter in 1966. In 1979, he began dating Cindy, who is only 5 years older than his eldest child. He moved out on his wife in January 1980; she agreed to a divorce in February 1980.
His first wife, Carol Shepp McCain: “The breakup of our marriage was not caused by my accident or Vietnam or any of those things. I don’t know that it might not have happened if John had never been gone. I attribute it more to John turning 40 and wanting to be 25 again than I do to anything else.”
John McCain: “My [first] marriage’s collapse was attributable to my own selfishness and immaturity more than it was to Vietnam, and I cannot escape blame by pointing a finger at the war. The blame was entirely mine.”
I really enjoyed this 54 minute documentary about the first red hawk to ever adapt himself to an urban environment. Hatched in 1990 and named for the unusually light coloring of his head, Pale Male nests on one of the most exclusive and beautiful buildings in New York City. Each spring birders set up telescopes at Central Park’s Model Boat Pond to observe his nest and chicks. The documentary features First Love and her chicks.
Pale Male has attracted and out-lived numerous mates, including First Love (died after eating a poisoned pigeon), Blue (disappeared about the time of the September 11 terrorist attack in 2001), Lola (disappeared in December 2010 and presumed dead), Lima (died in 2012, presumably from a poisoned rat), and Zena (disappeared and is presumed dead).
May 7, 2013 Current mate, Octavia, on nest with 3 brand new babies
At least three children’s illustrated books about Pale Male have been published, including:
- The Tale of Pale Male: a True Story, by Jeanette Winter (Harcourt, 2007)
- City Hawk: the Story of Pale Male, by Meghan McCarthy (Simon & Schuster, 2007)
- Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City, by Janet Schulman (Knopf, 2008)
Pale Male is the mascot of P.S. 6, an elementary school at the Upper East Side, Manhattan.
Posted by Pistol Pete
Well,the Benghazi hearings are under way as I begin this.FNC & CNN are the only networks covering it.Don’t look for any of the media bodyguards to mention it this evening.We will hear shocking,credible testimony from actual witnesses of the cowardice and duplicity of those responsible for the death of four Americans.This will,of course be completely ignored by the LSM,as were Fast and Furious and the Butcher Gosnell.They must stop at nothing to protect their man-child and the first woman-president-in-waiting.
Speaking of which,the jury is in their sixth day of deliberation.The knot in the pit of my stomach tells me there is an Obama-worshipper holding out to hang the jury on the most serious of the hundreds felonies he’s charged with.We’ve seen worse.
Mark Sanford upset the dems’ dreams of a 2014 blowout by crushing their lame candidate by 9 points.If nothing else,he knows the voters in his old district and he knows retail politics.
That’s right, Janet.
ALL 31 of these people are NOT Rightwingnuts.
- They’re not war veterans.
- They’re not Christian fundamentalists.
- They’re not Pro-Lifers or NRA gun nuts.
THIRTY are violent Muslim extremists, all with Muslim names and dark skin.
The lone “whitebread” is a violent Animal-Rights extremist.
He eats vegan, enjoys sailing, and likes to set off bombs laced with nails.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading directly to his arrest and has his poster marked, “SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.”
Not that a quarter mill is that big a deal on this list. The lone woman is worth a whole entire million.
And that crap about how poverty and a lack of education breed violence? It’s crap. Zulkifli Abdhir is a Malaysian who was educated in engineering in the United States. He speaks Malaysian, English, Tagalog, Arabic and Terrorism. Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki is a civil engineer who speaks Arabic, English and Terrorism.
So tell me, Secretary Left-Wing Obama Democrat Napolitano. Who is guilty of profiling? Me for reporting the facts or you for sending reports out to every law enforcement agency in the country pointing your “OMG! Potential Terrorists” finger at your POLITICAL enemies?
And while you’re answering questions (or shouting, “Look, a squirrel!” which is more likely), I’d really like to know why Anas Al-Liby has been granted political asylum in the UNITED KINGDOM!
Has _Resident Øbama’s foreign policy managed to not only embolden our enemies but embitter our allies to this degree?
Or was it the iPod he gave the Queen?