this is why i hate politics. no one is good enough for the top job.
everyone knows that kerry went to vietnam, and then was an active participant in the antiwar movement.
You probably picked all that info up from an extremist group too.
noooo, actually i got out a few reputable newspapers and had a brief look though the budget papers, they are public information. and what do you mean "too". is the only way you could find dirt on kerry was to go to an extremist site?
Jane "Hanoi" Fonda
that was uncalled for.... she made excellent fitness videos. don't bag janey out. that's it, Jane Fonda for President.
You've been very busy cutting and pasting.
In 1966, John Kerry, a graduate of Yale University enlisted in the navy… god only knows why…probably seemed like the right thing to do. I saw that movie with Tom Cruise in it…and the one with tom hanks, too.
Between 1968 and 1969, Kerry led PCF-44, and when that boat was shot to bits, he lead another one, PCF-94,… on dangerous raids up the Mekong Delta, and along the Cambodian border. He was wounded three times.
John Kerry returned back to the states in 1969 as a hero…with his arms and legs intact….once again, I saw that movie with Tom Cruise in it, lots of people weren’t so lucky. and didn't gump's friend loose both legs?
Kerry was on of 1000s of veterans who went to Washington for 5 days of antiwar protest in 1971.
last time i checked, tom cruise was way to young to have actually have been in 'nam. so's tom hanks. but...THAT'S JUST A MOVIE! i don't think there is actually a guy called forrest gump, who sits on park benches holding chocolates. mmmmmm, chocolates. and if i could remember more about cruise's movie, well, i don't know what i'd do. he annoys me.
So what about his medals. My grandfather was in World War 2. He was in the Polish Army, that was relocated to France, and then he was in the British Army… it’s a long long story, but anyway the point is, he didn’t even pick up his medals. And this was not Vietnam, not a war that people were protesting about. Everyone pretty much agreed that World War 2 was a good fight. I had his medals sent to me last year. Big wooop, they’re just bits of metal on a ribbon.
Kerry was perhaps the most articulate antiwar veteran on the public speaking circuit.
He was the only veteran to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
I’m going to get back to you on this… my enzymes are degrading.
BACK..., and from fresh from my cluttered desk at home.... now where were we, let's see, you're bagging Kerry, a genuine war hero, not the greatest looking guy in the world, and i was bagging bushy, an economic dunce, with beady little eyes.
35.8 million people now live below the poverty line.
12.9 million of those living in poverty are children.
The official poverty line is an income of $18,810/yr for a family of four.
A single parent working full-time for minimum wage makes $10,712/yr.
45 million people lack health coverage.
1,600,000 jobs lost in the private sector since Dubya took office.
40 per cent of homeless men are VETERANS.
Let's have a little looksie into Bush's millitary records....
"New information with regard to the meaning of a special code which appears on George W. Bush's Air National Guard discharge papers indicates that he was being thrown out of the Air National Guard for failing 'to possess the required military qualifications for his grade or specialty, or does not meet the mental, moral, professional or physical standards of the Air Force.'In other words, despite the fact that Bush had an unfulfilled six year Military Service Obligation, he was discharged from the Air National Guard not because he moved to Boston, but because he failed to meet his obligation to maintain his qualifications as an F102 pilot." (10/21)
"A newly released document from President George W. Bush's military records lends credence to rumors that the recent flap over 'forged memos' was in fact engineered from within the White House, Raw Story has learned. At the very least, the timing of the release shows that the White House deliberately withheld a genuine document which contained the characteristics of the memos which are said to have been forged. From the beginning, Bush's supporters have claimed that typewriters of the period could not produce the documents. It's also the fourth time the White House has released Bush documents since they said they had released all of Bush's non-medical documents." (See also Bob Fertik/Mike Hersh's "CBS 60 Minutes Documents May Have Been Real"). (10/11)
President Bush sure talks a good game when it comes to the military, doesn't he? Whether he's embedding the media with troops in combat or flying jet planes to victory celebrations, Bushy has used the military as a political backdrop more effectively than any president in U.S. history. Bush's record as president shows a pattern of disrespect to the military that the Army Times describes as "nickel-and-dime treatment." Whether he's opposing an increase in payments to families of troops killed in action or capping raises for low-ranking soldiers, Bush never matches his pro-military rhetoric with action.
"I met with [George W. Bush] down in Nashville before the Gulf war started. And he was the most self-assured man I ever met in my life…. He was just sitting there, like, I'm on top of the world, and I warned him about this war. I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, 'Mr. President, you better prepare the American people for casualties.'
"'Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties,' Robertson quoted Bush as saying. 'Well,' I said, 'it's the way it's going to be. . . . The Lord told me it was going to be, A, a disaster and, B, messy.'"
Pat Robertson's recent statement to CNN's Paula Zahn.
Bush tried to remove Yellowstone from UN World Heritage Site list.
President Bush proposed changes to labor laws that could mean millions of workers lose overtime pay. How many millions? A study from the Economic Policy Institute showed that 8 million American workers would lose the right to overtime under the proposed rule changes from Bush's Labor Department.
One thing we learned from the war in Iraq and the search for weapons of mass destruction is that if there's evidence that doesn't support the Bush administration's agenda, it won't see the light of day. But this doesn't just apply to foreign policy. When then-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill commissioned a report to gauge the long-term U.S. budget picture under Bush policies, he should have known President Bush wouldn't like the answer. So the post-O'Neill Treasury department kept the news -- which warned of a disastrous $44 trillion federal debt -- out of the annual budget report. After all, catastrophic deficits aren't a very good argument for new tax cuts for the super rich.
Bush interferes with Canada's decriminalization of marijuana. That is just so wrong on so many levels.
What's next, banning the sales of TimTams? The man's mad!!
Here's a quiz. If you have a large group responsible for about $9 billion in fraud and a small group responsible for $54 billion in fraud, which group do you pursue? If you answered the big group responsible for one-fifth the fraud, you might be President Bush! Bush's IRS creates stringent new rules for the working-poor families who receive the earned-income tax credit, requiring "documents that will be difficult or impossible for people to get within the six-month deadline." When it comes to choosing between going after the working poor (responsible for $8-5-$9.9 billion in tax fraud in 1999) or going after big corporations (responsible for $54 billion in tax fraud in 1998), this administration bravely takes on poor families every time.
"We have it in our power to change the world again, but only if we're true to our ideals - and that starts by telling the truth to the American people. That is my first pledge to you tonight. As president, I will restore trust and credibility to the White House."
-- John F. Kerry, Democratic Presidential Nominee
OMG, I just came across a forum, "Why you should be happy george w bush is our president."....they're so happy because when a politician cry's, well, it's gotta be sincere.
anyway, it's saturday, the sun's out, and i'm going to have lunch,maybe a nap, and then finish my lit. review.
Edited by vetticus3, 22 October 2004 - 06:38 PM.