Still an Empty Suit After All
Election day has come and gone and we have some winners and losers. Feel tell me your nominees for winners and losers.
George W. Bush/Dick Cheney
Swift Boat Vets
Vietnam Veterans Against Kerry
The House & Senate
The American People
Hilary and Bill Clinton
The big losers:
John Kerry/John Edwards
The Dixie Chicks
Carmen Diaz and
all the other liberal/socialist Hollywood celebrities who think their opinions matter.
The American people have spoken and they not only spoke out loudly, they spoke out in volumes. Not only does Bush have more Electoral votes (which are the ones that count!), but he has won the popular vote as well, something the Democrats have been whining about for 3 1/2 years that Algore won and it was vitally important to them back then, it should still be important now. Apparently Bush is more popular with his own party than Kerry is, which is no surprise at all. We will not have to hear the "selected not elected" bullcrap anymore because the American people have done their duty and re-ELECTED President Bush. They have confidence that he is the man to continue to fight this war on terrorism, that he is a moral person and a man of honor and integrity. They saw through the phoniness of John Kerry and his boasting of his "war record", which was continually challenged even though he didn't answer one of those challenges. They saw through is phoney goose-hunting trip and his trying to connect with the average Joe. They saw their potential First Lady for the embarrassment she is, and they didn't want any party of her.
The Democrats have got to realize that THEY are the ones that have been divisive and nasty ever since Bush won the presidency the first time. They have been critical to the point of hurting their own base. They have leveled accusations and allegations on which they have no basis for except their own personal hatred of President Bush. And it has cost them dearly. Tom Daschle, one of the main divisive holes, has lost his seat and I cannot be happier. And the House and Senate have picked up seats, which ought to be an eye-opener to the divisive and hateful Democrats.
Integrity, integrity, integrity, the word (used three times) John Kerry alleges his mother told him on her deathbed. Perhaps it's because she knew he lacked it. He was an empty suit in the beginning, and he finished out the same empty suit. He didn't excite his own party and apparently, didn't excite the majority of voters either. Ironically, his concession speech was the best speech I heard him give throughout the whole campaign. It was honest and heartfelt and i truly believed he meant every word of it. I suppose he can only show sincerity when he's losing, or trashing those who served with him as long as he can gain something from it. He tried, oh, he tried to use his "war record" as some sort of honor, some sort of banner to parade around before the American people. He didn't count on the Swift Boat Vets and the support that was thrown behind them to bring out the truth of John Kerry in Vietnam to the surface. John Kerry never ONCE met them on to counter their accusations (none of which I doubt!), he never ONCE debated John O'Neill or other Swift Vets who served in his unit or on his boat. He never ONCE revealed ALL of his military or medical records, but yet DEMANDED that Bush reveal his from the Guard.
I remember that debacle in the form of a fund raiser where Whoopi Goldberg was the emcee. I remember hearing the audio of the filthyness she used to describe our president, our SITTING president, and the laughter and guffaws from the audience, including the empty suit. And I remember him getting up and telling everybody that she was the "heart and soul of America". And I remember his trying to backtrack from that and explain it away when he received such a backlash from it. I also remember his refusal to release the videotape of that night to the media.
The "heart and soul of America" spoke out loudly on November 2, 2004. The "heart and soul of America" is NOTHING like the filth that John Kerry condoned and congratulated that night. The "heart and soul of America" told him and the rest of the Democrats that MORAL values were the top priority to them, and they sent that message loudly and clearly to the Democrats. They told them they were sick of their hateful talk, their nastiness and divisiveness, and they fired those they were sick of and voted again and anew for the man who best holds their interests and values at heart.
And in the end, John Kerry is still and always an empty suit.
Geeze I hate emails like this!
I received an email yesterday by Mike, an admitted liberal Democrat (something his boy Kerry won't even admit to). I will post just some of it to let you see the tone of the idiocy involved and how those who send this crap around don't even bother to know the FACTS nor to inform and educate themselves. And they wonder why they're losing? LOL! No doubt, some of you have already seen this, since it's been making the rounds for awhile. The comments in parentheses are from http://www.filestash.net/The_Truth_NoLinks.pdf:
Just so you know: I attacked and took over 2 countries. (Afganistan's Taliban regime was displace by US intervention in 2002. An government led by Afghans is currently in power, Page 14 of the above link)
I spent the U.S. surplus and bankrupted the US Treasury. (A quick reading of the Constitution will attest that the President has NO spending power. That is left up to the Congress. Page 15 of the above link)
I set an economic record for the most personal bankruptcies filed in any12 month period. (Page 15 of the above link)
I set all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the stockmarket. (Page 15 of the above link.)
I am the first president in decades to execute a federal prisoner. (Page 16 of the above link. Anybody recall Timothy McVeigh? Perhaps Mike would have liked to have him as his permanent houseguest and try and "rehabilitate" the boy. LOL!)
In my first year in office I set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in US history (tough to beat my dad's, but I did). (Page 16, no proof of this exists)
After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, I presided over the worst security failure in US history. (Page 17)
I set the record for most campaign fund raising trips by any president in US history. (Page 17)
In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their jobs. (Page 18)
I cut unemployment benefits for more out-of-work Americans than anyother president in US history. (Page 18)
I set the all-time record for most real estate foreclosures in a12-month period. (Page 19)
I appointed more convicted criminals to administration positions than any president in US history. (Page 19. Note, no evidence of Bush having done this, however, the stats for Bill Clinton's are pretty interesting)
I set the record for the fewest press conferences of any president since the advent of TV. (Page 20. Personally, I could care less. I know I get bored and those who hate him aren't watching him anyway, so what's the whining for? Sheesh! )
I signed more laws and executive orders amending the Constitution than any other US president in history. (Page 20. NO laws amending the Constitution have been signed since 1978)
I set the all-time record for most people world wide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest me (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind. (Page 23. A link is actually provided for this, unfortunately, it is pictures of people protesting the POTENTIAL war in Iraq in March of 2003, and not actually Bush himself)
I dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history. (Page 23. No proof has been found)
I've made my presidency the most secretive and unaccountable of any inUS history. (Page 23. How can something unprovable be refuted?)
Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US history.(The poorest multimillionaire, Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil tankernamed after her.) (Page 23. True. But it's Exxon's tanker, not Cheveron. And another liberal still can't manage to get the FACTS straight)
I am the first president in US history to order a US attack AND military occupation of a sovereign nation, and I did so against the will of theUnited Nations and the vast majority of the international community. (Page 28. Another individual assesment of the facts at hand.)
I have created the largest government department bureaucracy in thehistory of the United States, called the "Bureau of Homeland Security"(only one letter away from BS). (Page 24)
I am the first president in US history to compel the United Nations remove the US from the Human Rights Commission. (Page 25. Who gives a rip about the UN anyway?)
I am the all-time US (and world) record holder for most corporate campaign donations. (Page 26. True, to a point. The DNC collected $50 million from Labor unions. Again, if the liberal Democrats had a shred of honesty, the numbers would tell a different story, and so would they.)
The biggest lifetime contributor to my campaign, who is also one of mybest friends, presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcyfrauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation). (Page 27. From 1994 and 1998, Lay contributed only $75,000 to Bush's Gubenatorial race campaign)
I spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in US history. (Page 28. Maureen Dowd's hatred of Bush is so apparent. Another liberal Democrat without a shred of intellectual honesty)
I am the first president to run and hide when the US came under attack(and then lied, saying the enemy had the code to Air Force 1) (Page 28)
I took the world's sympathy for the US after 9/11, and in less than ayear made the US the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in US and world history). (Page 29)
I am the first US president in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peaceand stability. (Page 30. Bush believes that what he's doing is right and doesn't give a rats rear end what Europe thinks. For that matter, neither do I.)
I have removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than anyother president in US! history. (Page 32. Depends on how you look at it individually.)
I entered office with the strongest economy in US history and in lessthan two years turned every single economic category heading straightdown. (Page 33. The economy was already on a spiral downturn when Bush took office. September 11, 2001 didn't help matters, but we have rallied very nicely.)
I have at least one conviction for drunk driving in Maine (Texas driving record has been erased and is not available). (Page 32. Bush admitted the drunk driving conviction in Maine. Nothing has surfaced to prove that his Texas driving record has been erased.)
I was AWOL from the National Guard and deserted the military during timeof war.I refuse to take a drug test or even answer any questions about drug use.(wink,wink) All records of my tenure as governor of Texas have been spirited away to my fathers library, sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view. (Page 33. This has been proven over and over to be blatantly false and all documentation to his Guard service attests to that.)
I don't mind a nice, healthy discussion of opposing viewpoints, but when I get something like this that has NOTHING to verify it's authenticy or facts (they should go work for CBS!) and they present it as absolute certainty and truth (Mike must be related to Dan Rather), it just chaps my hide and I am determined to go out and get my FACTS on the matter, even if they prove to be right. At LEAST I have infomed myself.
CBS/Dan Rather and the Kerry Kamp
Well, it looks like that "bombshell" that Dan Rather so proudly continues to stand by as "truth" is blowing up in his face, and in the face of CBS and the Kerry Kamp-aign. And I include the Kerry Kamp-aign because IF they had ANY knowledge of these forged documents that Dan Rather and CBS are standing by, John Kerry can serve himself with scrambled eggs and bacon because he'll be toast.
Apparently, the "authentic documents" that Dan Rather announced he had gotten hold of on CBS are proving to be forgeries. This could spell SERIOUS trouble for CBS, Dan Rather and John Kerry (IF he knew about these).
False Documentation? Questions Arise About Authenticity of Newly Found Memos on Bush's Guard Service
Sept. 9, 2004 — Questions are being raised about the authenticity of newly discovered documents relating to George W. Bush's service in the National Guard during the Vietnam War.
Marjorie Connell — widow of the late Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, the reported author of memos suggesting that Bush did not meet the standards for the Texas Air National Guard — questioned whether the documents were real.
"The wording in these documents is very suspect to me," she told ABC News Radio in an exclusive phone interview from her Texas home. She added that she "just can't believe these are his words."
Some Question Authenticity of Papers on Bush
By Michael Dobbs and Mike Allen Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, September 10, 2004; Page A01
Documents unearthed by CBS News that raise doubts about whether President Bush fulfilled his obligations to the Texas Air National Guard include several features suggesting that they were generated by a computer or word processor rather than a Vietnam War-era typewriter, experts said yesterday.
Experts consulted by a range of news organizations pointed out typographical and formatting questions about four documents as they considered the possibility that they were forged. The widow of the National Guard officer whose signature is on the bottom of the documents also disputed their authenticity.
And the liberal media say they're not BIASED? What the hell do they smoke over there because it's got them in a chronic state of delusion. Do we REALLY believe they would stoop so low as to accept forged documents in an effor to continue their trashing of President Bush and his National Guard obligations? Never mind that Bush has never made his National Guard service a mainstay of his campaign the way Kerry has made his military service, and most especially, his "war hero" status. Kerry is pissed off that the Swift Boat vets have made considerable damage to his campaign and they are being listened to. Has he bothered to confront any of them himself? No. He's sent out his sycophants and other spokesholes to try and trash them and NONE of it has stuck. None of it. So then, he accuses the Bush campaign of being behind the Swift vets because the Swifties just COULDN'T be working on their own, could they? Never mind that John O'Neil has been on Kerry about this since 1971 when he debated him on the Dick Cavett show. And he probably wouldn't have done anything more had Kerry not come out and painted himself as this great decorated war hero doing his duty in Vietnam and making that the ONLY issue of his campaign from the beginning. (He has, of course, now changed directions)
The reality that John Kerry doesn't seem to be able to realize is that his actions AFTER the war pissed off a LOT of Vietnam Vets and there are those who were there with him that know a whole different story than the one Kerry has painted for himself. And they're not going to let it rest because they know what kind of man he is and has always been.
So, Kerry is pissed, his minions are pissed, the liberal media is pissed (have ANY of the Swift Boat vets been given the time of day on ANY of the alphabet channels the way Richard Clarke, Kitty Kelly, Bill Clinton, Ben Barnes, Bob Graham and other LIBERAL Bush haters have? NO, they have NOT!), which again brings up the question?
Would they stoop so low as to forge documents and pass them off as genuine?
These are a few of my favorite speeches!
I can't help but think of Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music" singing "these are a few of my favorite things!" Had Maria von Trapp been alive and watching the Republican National Convention, she would have had to revise her song to add speeches to the list of her favorite things.
Even though I am a well-recognized liberal on many issues confronting our society today, I find it ironic that many human rights advocates and outspoken members of my own entertainment community are often on the front lines to protest repression, for which I applaud them but they are usually the first ones to oppose any use of force to take care of these horrors that they catalogue repeatedly.
The President is doing exactly the right thing.That is why we need this President at this time!
Senator John McCain from Arizona:
Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war.
And certainly not a disingenuous film maker .................................
On that "note", I'm going to list a few of my favorite speeches of the RNC and my favorite line(s) from each. Here goes:
Ron Silver (actor): Although Ron is a social liberal (he's in show business!), he is, politically, very conservative.
Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We're Americans. We're Americans, and we'll never surrender. They will.
(Go, John, GO!)
Former Mayor of New York, Rudy Guilliani:
Now, he says he's pro-war. At this rate, with 64 days left, he still has time to change his position at least three or four more times.
(Talking about John Kerry's flip-flopping)
Governor(ator) of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Speaking of acting, one of my movies was called "True Lies." It's what the Democrats should have called their convention.
Don't be economic girlie men!
(Go, Arnold, go!) :~D
And then, there was that sobering, heartwrenching tribute to Ronald Reagan. All of it was my favorite. I cried throughout almost the whole thing. Thank you, Michael, for sharing it with all of us who loved your father so much.
And then.................there was ZELL MILLER! THE man of the hour! The Democrats were reamed out several new ones after Zell got through! :~D
And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators.
(I LOVED the steely look in his eyes! *swoon*)
For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
(Take THAT, you self-centered, self-important, blown-up, egotistical, liberal, biased PRESS! Nyah!) :~Þ
No one should dare to even think about being the Commander in Chief of this country if he doesn't believe with all his heart that our soldiers are liberators abroad and defenders of freedom at home. But don't waste your breath telling that to the leaders of my party today. In their warped way of thinking America is the problem, not the solution.
(You're WARPED, Democrats. Warped like an old vinyl LP. Again, NYAH!) :~Þ
And, no pair has been more wrong, more loudly, more often than the two Senators from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.
(WHEEEE!!! Zing it to 'em, Zell! I'll say it for ya, the two BLOWHARDS from Massachusetts, Teddy "Jabba the Hutt" Kennedy and John "Lurch" Kerry! Heeheehee..................)
U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?
(And again! POW! Right in the kisser! I love you, Zell!)
He is not a slick talker but he is a straight shooter and, where I come from, deeds mean a lot more than words.
(Oooh, you tell me! Was he taking a swipe at Billy Clinton, d'yuh think?)
I have knocked on the door of this man's soul and found someone home, a God-fearing man with a good heart and a spine of tempered steel.
In this hour of danger our President has had the courage to stand up. And this Democrat is proud to stand up with him. Thank you. God Bless this great country and God Bless George W. Bush.
(Amen and Amen!)
I just LOVE Zell Miller.............................*swoon*
Vice-President, Dick Cheney:
Senator Kerry doesn't appear to understand how the world has changed. He talks about leading a "more sensitive war on terror," as though Al Qaeda will be impressed with our softer side.
(Me, laughing my head off at the stupidity of John Kerry tiptoeing through the tulips with the terrorists..................sheesh!)
Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual America sees two John Kerrys.
(No kidding! Go, Dick, go!)
President George W. Bush:
ALL of it! :~D
Text of Senator Zell Miller's speech..........AWESOME!
September 01, 2004
Since I last stood in this spot, a whole new generation of the Miller Family has been born: Four great grandchildren. Along with all the other members of our close-knit family -- they are my and Shirley's most precious possessions. And I know that's how you feel about your family also. Like you, I think of their future, the promises and the perils they will face. Like you, I believe that the next four years will determine what kind of world they will grow up in. And like you, I ask which leader is it today that has the vision, the willpower and, yes, the backbone to best protect my family?
The clear answer to that question has placed me in this hall with you tonight. For my family is more important than my party. There is but one man to whom I am willing to entrust their future and that man's name is George Bush.
In the summer of 1940, I was an eight-year-old boy living in a remote little Appalachian valley. Our country was not yet at war but even we children knew that there were some crazy men across the ocean who would kill us if they could. President Roosevelt, in his speech that summer, told America "all private plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public danger." In 1940 Wendell Wilkie was the Republican nominee. And there is no better example of someone repealing their "private plans" than this good man. He gave Roosevelt the critical support he needed for a peacetime draft, an unpopular idea at the time. And he made it clear that he would rather lose the election than make national security a partisan campaign issue. Shortly before Wilkie died he told a friend, that if he could write his own epitaph and had to choose between "here lies a president" or "here lies one who contributed to saving freedom", he would prefer the latter.
Where are such statesmen today? Where is the bi-partisanship in this country when we need it most? Now, while young Americans are dying in the sands of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, our nation is being torn apart and made weaker because of the Democrat's manic obsession to bring down our Commander-in-Chief. What has happened to the party I've spent my life working in?
I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. It was Democratic President Harry Truman who pushed the Red Army out of Iran, who came to the aid of Greece when Communists threatened to overthrow it, who stared down the Soviet blockade of West Berlin by flying in supplies and saving the city. Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger, Democrats and Republicans worked together to ensure that freedom would not falter.
But not today.Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators. Tell that to the one-half of Europe that was freed because Franklin Roosevelt led an army of liberators, not occupiers. Tell that to the lower half of the Korean Peninsula that is free because Dwight Eisenhower commanded an army of liberators, not occupiers. Tell that to the half a billion men, women and children who are free today from the Baltics to the Crimea, from Poland to Siberia, because Ronald Reagan rebuilt a military of liberators, not occupiers.Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home.
For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag. No one should dare to even think about being the Commander in Chief of this country if he doesn't believe with all his heart that our soldiers are liberators abroad and defenders of freedom at home.
But don't waste your breath telling that to the leaders of my party today. In their warped way of thinking America is the problem, not the solution. They don't believe there is any real danger in the world except that which America brings upon itself through our clumsy and misguided foreign policy.It is not their patriotism - it is their judgment that has been so sorely lacking. They claimed Carter's pacifism would lead to peace. They were wrong. They claimed Reagan's defense buildup would lead to war. They were wrong. And, no pair has been more wrong, more loudly, more often than the two Senators from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry. Together, Kennedy/Kerry have opposed the very weapons system that won the Cold War and that is now winning the War on Terror.
Listing all the weapon systems that Senator Kerry tried his best to shut down sounds like an auctioneer selling off our national security but Americans need to know the facts. The B-1 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, dropped 40% of the bombs in the first six months of Operation Enduring Freedom. The B-2 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered air strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hussein's command post in Iraq. T he F-14A Tomcats, that Senator Kerry opposed, shot down Khadifi's Libyan MIGs over the Gulf of Sidra. The modernized F-14D, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered missile strikes against Tora Bora. The Apache helicopter, that Senator Kerry opposed, took out those Republican Guard tanks in Kuwait in the Gulf War. The F-15 Eagles, that Senator Kerry opposed, flew cover over our Nation's Capital and this very city after 9/11.
I could go on and on and on: Against the Patriot Missile that shot down Saddam Hussein's scud missiles over Israel, Against the Aegis air-defense cruiser, Against the Strategic Defense Initiative, Against the Trident missile, against, against, against.
This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces? U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs? Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric.Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside.
Senator Kerry has made it clear that he would use military force only if approved by the United Nations.Kerry would let Paris decide when America needs defending. I want Bush to decide. John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security. That's the most dangerous outsourcing of all. This politician wants to be leader of the free world. Free for how long? For more than twenty years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security,
John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure. As a war protestor, Kerry blamed our military. As a Senator, he voted to weaken our military. And nothing shows that more sadly and more clearly than his vote this year to deny protective armor for our troops in harms way, far-away.George Bush understands that we need new strategies to meet new threats. John Kerry wants to re-fight yesterday's war. George Bush believes we have to fight today's war and be ready for tomorrow's challenges.
George Bush is committed to providing the kind of forces it takes to root out terrorists. No matter what spider hole they may hide in or what rock they crawl under. George Bush wants to grab terrorists by the throat and not let them go to get a better grip. From John Kerry, they get a "yes-no-maybe" bowl of mush that can only encourage our enemies and confuse our friends.I first got to know George Bush when we served as governors together.
I admire this man. I am moved by the respect he shows the First Lady, his unabashed love for his parents and his daughters, and the fact that he is unashamed of his belief that God is not indifferent to America. I can identify with someone who has lived that line in "Amazing Grace," "Was blind, but now I see," and I like the fact that he's the same man on Saturday night that he is on Sunday morning. He is not a slick talker but he is a straight shooter and, where I come from, deeds mean a lot more than words.I have knocked on the door of this man's soul and found someone home, a God-fearing man with a good heart and a spine of tempered steel. The man I trust to protect my most precious possession: my family.
This election will change forever the course of history, and that's not any history. It's our family's history. The only question is how. T he answer lies with each of us. And, like many generations before us, we've got some hard choosing to do.Right now the world just cannot afford an indecisive America.
Fainthearted, self-indulgence will put at risk all we care about in this world.In this hour of danger our President has had the courage to stand up. And this Democrat is proud to stand up with him.
Thank you.God Bless this great country and God Bless George W. Bush.
Zell Miller ROCKS!!
The minute he took the stage and began speaking I was hooked on Zell. Could anybody tell how serious this man was about his feelings and thoughts about the Democrat party? Could anybody SEE that he meant every word he was saying and he wasn't just script reading? And when he said "And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators" I came up off of the couch and applauded as if I were standing on the convention floor!
And when he spoke of George Bush's faith and not being ashamed of it or showing it, showing his love for his wife and daughters, and being the same man on Saturday as he was on Sunday, I juse leaped! Because he was speaking to all those Democrats (and even some Republicans) who criticize George Bush because he wears his faith on his sleeve. And so he should! Christians should NEVER be ashamed of their love for God and Jesus Christ. So, go ahead Dems and other critics, keep on criticizing, because this man will NOT back down from what he knows to be true and right.
Zell spoke from his heart of things he's seen and heard in his years as a Democrat. In his years as a Senator. And it is not difficult to see that he has been grieved to the point of frustration, disappointment and even anger against what his party has become. Against those members of his party. And he is determined to do what his conscience and what his heart dictate, rather than what his party dictates, just for the sake of politics. As he said "For my family is more important than my party." , I knew he had made up his mind long ago that he would stand his ground on what he believed to be right and true for himself and his family and suffer the backlashes and anger of those in the Democrat party. Just as those of us who are Christians suffer persecutions, verbal and physical, (in all parts of the world) for standing on the Word of God and proclaiming Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior. We must either stand firm for what we believe, or we have no hope.
Letter from Cooter to John Kerry
Dear Senator Kerry:
I am Designated Letter Writer for the guys down to Daryl's Bait Shop here in Lagniappe, Louisiana. We have been shaking our heads over your stumbling campaign. It ain't so much we like you or your Party, but you are a fellow American, born in the U S of A, so we don't want you to disgrace yourself.Here are 10 helpful hints we have worked up for you. (More, if you want them. Let us know.)
1. QUIT TELLING US THAT YOU SERVED IN NAM.
You'd do yourself a favor if you didn't keep mentioning it every time someone pokes a microphone in your face. Geez, it was 35 years ago you did that for what was it, just four months? Some of us Daryl's Bait Shop guys spent more time than that in chow lines in Nam.
2. GET YOUR STORIES STRAIGHT.
Admit you threw your or someone's medals and/or ribbons over the Capitol fence in '71, and you went touring around with Jane Fonda, and you testified falsely to atrocities by US troops. You ought to say that was all a youthful mistake. We've made a few. We understand.
3. TALK FRENCH TO FRENCH REPORTERS , IF YOU WANT TO.
It's OK, we don't mind. Smilin' Jack Boudreaux can speak French too, and we elected him Chief of the Lagniappe Volunteer Fire Company. We're not bigots. We call 'em as we see 'em, and make up our own minds.
4. BRAG ABOUT YOUR GOOD LUCK IN SNAGGIN' NOT ONE, BUT TWO RICH WIVES.
Here at Daryl's we often wonder what it would be like to have a really rich wife. We speculate just how big a bass boat we could buy, along with one of those new Dodge Hemi trucks to pull it to the Bayou Blue boat landing. Smilin' Jack always points out how it's his cousins, Ti Boy and Dickweed, who appear in those Dodge Hemi commercials, but still they can't afford one of their own. We chuckle at how we could be fishin' all day without a worry about where the money is coming from, just like you. You don't have to cookall of that ketchup, do you? Come on, tell the world how lucky you are. We here in South Louisiana respect achievement and don't begrudge someone's good fortune, even if he's a politician.
5. GO TO THE WRASSLIN' MATCHES AND HUSTLE VOTES.
We've seen videotape of you on the ski slopes. Man, you got some good moves, yeah! It looks like you already know how to take a fall. All of us here (except GooGoo Gondron and Tib Thibodeaux) are great fans of wrasslin'. Not that we'd vote for you just because you was one. Choupique Chastant is a wrasslin maniac, but none of us would vote for him even if he was running for dogcatcher. So you got to tread easy on showing you're Joe Sixpack who just happened to go to Swiss prep school and St. Paul's School and Yale College Skull & Bones. We'd see through that pose in about a minute and a half and mark you for a hypocritical windbag and general liar. Don't go to the trouble of hanging a black velvet Elvis oil painting in any of your many living rooms. Weren't none of us that recently fell off a turnip truck.
6. TELL US SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE FOR.
We already know what you're against.
7. QUIT BOWING IN THE DIRECTION OF THE U.N. AND PROMISING TO GO THERE FIRST THING, IF YOU ARE ELECTED PRESIDENT.
We ain't all that impressed with the UN and we don't know why you are. Is there anything the UN has ever done right? Didn't they make a royal mess of that Iraq oil-for-food program, like BILLIONS OF DOLLARS that was skimmed off that just happened to land in their personal bank accounts? Seems to us they spend around 98 percent of their time passing resolutions that don't add up to a hill of beans.
8. QUIT FLIP-FLOPPING.
If you're for lower gasoline prices in the morning, don't be proposing a 50 cents a gallon tax increase on gasoline in the afternoon. Saying one thing in Shreveport and the opposite in Baton Rouge don't inspire us with confidence in you as President. Maybe you should stay in the Senate where you got 99 other guys to share the responsibility with, especially since you've missed 89% of the roll call votes this year.
9. QUIT TELLING US HOW POOR AND UNEMPLOYED WE ARE.
We got indoor toilets, color TV, cell phones, and computers. Give us Cajuns some credit for brains and understanding. We know economic conditions are good and getting better. Your telling us we're miserable, deluded fools just won't fly. And it gives us the distinct feeling that you're hoping for a relapse into recession to help your electoral chances.
10. GET IN TOUCH WITH THE REAL AMERICA.
You have beaten all your Democratic opponents in the primaries. You still seem out of touch with your party and with America. Maybe you've been a pol too long, been campaigning too long and you need a break after the Convention. We all think the best thing you can do is haul out your Harley, put TeRAYza on the pillion and take off for the Sturgis South Dakota Bike Rally. Meet the folks. A few of us from Daryl's will be there. Y'all don't have to get tattooed. We promise.
More thoughts from Duke-of-Leeds (Jim)
This Kerry and the Swift boats thing has gotten completely out of hand. He started it when he made it the center-piece of his campaign—since he created the lie, he had to know it was a lie. John Kerry has no one to blame but John Kerry. In all fairness, some of his “sea story” is undoubtedly true, but enough of it is a bald-faced lie that it casts doubt upon the rest of the tall tale.
The standard “liberal” defense is, of course, in full swing now. Edwards is running around like a lunatic screaming that they will sue, they will sue—hey, he’s an ambulance chasing trial lawyer, what would you expect? The left wing media outlets are pointing out that Kerry’s tale has been verified—yes by about one “verification” to eighty “denials”. Then we have the attempts to vilify anyone else with a military record who doesn’t praise this Massachusetts mad man.
When Bob Dole made his comments a few days ago it drew ire and comments in the “New York Times” to the effect that Dole had gotten an arm injured in Italy. I suppose that’s one way to state it. Bob Dole went to the aid of a radio operator and was shot with a German machinegun (the 7.92mm variety) before he could regain cover. He lay in the middle of a battle for several hours before he could be evacuated—due to his wounds no one thought he would live.
Dole had nine operations over the next three years to stay alive, his right arm is useless—I suppose that does qualify as injured. He required hospitalization for a very long time and lost a good deal of blood among other things—I’ve heard of men who got three “Purple Hearts” and didn’t lose a drop of blood. (Who signed all these recommendations anyway?)
What Kerry and the other *ASPs don’t want to admit is that most ‘Nam vets can’t stand the smell of him, he smells too much like a traitor. His unholy alliance with the likes of Hanoi Jane have forever damaged him in the eyes of a huge percentage of us. It is that which fuels the Swifties, not some “love of George Bush”.
Kerry has gained one advantage from the quite believable accusations of those who served with him—it’s kept his Senate record off the table. Kerry cannot afford to have his Senate voting record exposed to the public.
Michael Savage has noted that if Kerry’s story were true, with regard to the medals alone, he would be the most highly decorated American in history on the basis of days served—yes, this man “earned” more medals per day than Alvin York or Audie Murphy, more than Omar Bradley or Douglas MacArthur. “Blackjack Pershing, “Blood and Guts” Patton, “Bull” Halsey, “Howlin Mad” Smith, and “Chesty” Puller all pale by comparison. I suppose I should be impressed, but words like traitor and fraud keep coming into my mind. How many other Americans have plaques in their honor in Ho Chi Minh City?
I, personally, resent Kerry far more for what he did after he made his escape to the States, than for the fairy tale of his behavior while he was there. Why is his book, “The New Soldier” no longer available—everything he has done he claims to have done with honor.
His testimony before the Senate in 1971 was on a par with his honesty in the repeated claim he made concerning being sent to Cambodia for Christmas, 1968, while President Nixon was denying it. Kerry has often called this a memory burnt into him, into his mind, a turning point in his life. Now people are seldom wrong about such things as turning points in their lives. Yet Kerry was wrong about this one.
Nixon didn’t take office until January of 1969, Navy records and Kerry’s own journal show he was never in Cambodia—in short, he lied (again). Like always it was for self-aggrandizement, for his ego and political future—it’s even in the Senate Record.
This man’s life is not a history of mistakes, it’s a history of lies. He tells most things in several different ways—like voting for the $87 billion, before he voted against it—now one time of the other he was lying. I couldn’t care less what he prefers to call it.
John Kerry has never seen a tax increase he didn’t like, likewise restrictions of firearms ownership, reductions in national intelligence budgets, and military budgets. He whines the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan lack equipment—perhaps he should publicize the votes that denied them such equipment. Who voted against such equipment?
John Kerry believes we can solve the “energy crisis” through conservation—this man has five large SUVs and a yacht (what’s he conserving?). He blocked a “wind farm” since it would obstruct his view. He understands the problems of the average American—I’d rather doubt he even knows an “average American”. An “average American” couldn’t travel in his circles or be welcome on his estates.
In fairness to Kerry, he has probably never married for anything but love—however, he has probably never loved for anything but power or money.
Kerry has already promised over a trillion dollars in new federal spending and promised to cut the federal budget deficit in half—without raising taxes on the middle class. This shouldn’t surprise anyone—what’s one more set of lies to the likes of him?
I freely admit to having had a big problem with the Presidency of Bill Clinton, but Clinton, at least, had a likeable side to him. So likeable, in fact, that most unions have forgiven him for NAFTA. Has anyone seen anything that even remotely resembled a likeable side to John Kerry? The man is a “snake oil salesman”
(*)ASP is an acronym for American Socialist Party, also known as the Democratic Party
From My Friend, Duke-of-Leeds
My friend, the Duke, responded to my Kerry rant with one of his own. Duke is one of those people I highly respect and admire for his ability to be able to put his thoughts down into intelligent, logical words. Thanks, Jim.
Dolly, as an aside that I haven’t really heard anyone mention—John Kerry was not “in the navy”—he was in the “naval reserve”. This is much the same as being in the national guard or the air guard. He was still in the naval reserve when he began his career of trashing his country and the troops who were still in combat. He was still in the naval reserve when he began trying to surrender his nation to the North Vietnamese in Paris. He was still in the naval reserve when the Vietnamese (North) began using his public statements to undercut the morale of the POWs .
Senator Kerry has been absent from over three-quarters of the meetings of the Senate Intelligence Committee of which he is a member—yet he felt knowledgeable enough to want to sharply cut the CIA budget. As a senator he has voted against virtually all weapons systems used by our troops. He voted against the appropriations to provide our combat troops with body armor and other necessary gear.
Senator Kerry was far too busy campaigning to perform the duties of his office—until he had to opportunity to vote against our right to keep and bear arms, and to require firearms manufacturers have the same legal protection enjoyed by most industries. He even voted to ban ammunition suitable for deer hunting and long range target shooting—(This is the “man” who claims he slithers through the grass on his belly with a shotgun to hunt deer.)
Some of the claims of the “Swift Boat Veterans” are contested, Kerry has been hit by their honesty. One claim has been proven with regard to Kerry’s honesty—somehow the news media has missed it. Kerry has often claimed the memory of spending Christmas, 1968, in Cambodia is seared into his memory. He claimed this happened as President Nixon was denying there were any American forces in Cambodia. According to him this is a poignant and totally unforgettable memory.
President Nixon took office almost a month after Kerry’s Christmas memory—and Kerry was never, according to records, in Cambodia during the war. Kerry had to admit he had lied—this leads us to the question of what else he has lied about. That seared, poignant, and totally unforgettable memory was never anything but self-serving fiction—a lie.
I’ve known too many officers like Kerry, and like your father, I have time in uniform, in combat, in Vietnam. How any veteran could ever support Kerry is totally beyond my understanding—too many of us have known too many like him.
Jim------August 27, 2004
My Kerry Rant
I have never served in the military nor in combat. I am the daughter of a Korean and Vietnam war veteran (two tours of duty in both places). A 21-year career soldier. Infantry. I can only understand how my father feels about what John Kerry did to him and thousands of other veterans after he returned from Vietnam. My father and his friends have a word for soldiers like Kerry. And I dare not repeat it here.
I might point out that NONE of this would be occurring right now had Kerry not chosen to make his Vietnam record the mainstay of his campaign. Had he not chosen to criticize Bush for his military service and not going to Vietnam. Kerry is the one who first bellowed "BRING IT ON" and has continued to bring on his military/combat record as the only thing on which he feels qualifies him to serve as president of the United States. Personally, I don't.
Kerry was in Vietnam, sure. And saw combat. However, 4 months does not qualify him to be the Commander in Chief of our military. And while Bush did not serve in combat, he has served this country for the past three years in combat with a very real enemy: terrorism. This is what he's done recently. Not 35 years ago, not 20 years ago. Recently. Kerry dare not run on his Senate record because it is pitiful at best. Who hires somebody based on their work experience of 35 years ago? And a dubious experience, at that.
I thank you (veterans) for your sacrifice to this country. I thank you for serving in the most difficult circumstances I have never known and I am grateful that because of men like yourself, I am live in a free country, a country with opportunities, a country where people are free to express their thoughts and feelings. That being said, understand that there are MANY soldiers who came away from the wars they served in with feelings and thoughts that differ from others. Some are very bitter. Some have put it behind them and moved on. Others continue to live with it and have tried to drown the memories in alcohol, drugs, whatever. My heart goes out to those men (and women) because I have nothing in my own life to compare it to.
However, my father does. As a young man (18) in Korea the first time, to his second tour in Korea to his two tours in Vietnam as a foot soldier and sargent in charge of his men, I know my father's feelings and thoughts. And what John Kerry did AFTER he returned from Vietnam is, to my father, an unforgiveable offense. While many of his friends and men he led were STILL serving in Vietnam, John Kerry joined the ranks of Jane Fonda and aided and abetted the enemy. John Kerry demeaned and put down his fellow soldiers and, indeed, ALL soldiers who served in Vietnam and were still serving. To my father and his fellow veterans, that is a non-prosecutable crime.
Yes, when you're in combat you work together and fight together and support each other and look out for each other. And it does NOT end when you come back and leave your fellow soldiers behind. John Kerry left his fellow soldiers behind and abandoned his support of them. Abandoned his duties as a soldier to stand behind them, through thick and thin, until they came home. And even after they came home, because of his words, they were further demeaned and belittled and hated. Because of his actions they were not given the support and respect they deserved. Vietnam was a war nobody wanted to be involved in, and shouldn't have been involved in at all. But our men and women were sent there and did the best they could. Some did more than others, some embellished what they did to get home early. I believe John Kerry was one of those. What other decorated war hero received three Purple Hearts within 4 months? Either the man was a bumbling fool and more of a danger to himself and his men, or he was very, very unlucky (again, a danger), or he outright lied about wounds he claimed to have received and the conditons under which they occured. Either case, for him to get his ticket home and turn around and trash his fellow soliders is inexcusable and he has left many, many harsh feelings against him. For him to pass those feelings off as un-important shows how shallow and out of touch he is with people in general.
If he believes the Swift Boat Vets are lying, then he should show the same courage he had when he went to Vietnam and confront them. He should confront their allegations and accusations head-on and not send his sycophants and minions out to speak for him. What do they know except what he tells them?
It is important to understand that there are many who have NOT forgotten, and who do not want John Kerry as the president of this country because he is not fit to lead. As an admitted war criminal himself, he is guilty of violating the rules of the Geneva Convention and until he can reconcile himself to the Vietnam Veterans he maligned and hurt, until he can be completely honest with himself and with the people he is asking to vote for him, he is not fit. Not fit to be a Senator, not fit to be president, not fit for the position and office of Commander-in-Chief of our military
Inspired by Jen
Inspired by my friend, Jen who created her own blogsite and is AWESOME, (http://www.sweetgrrrl.blogspot.com/ I decided to create one as well because of all the thoughts that my like-minded friends have sent to me recently. These thoughts should not go un-noticed. They are thought-provoking, intelligent and articulate. At times, the topic may go completely haywire and veer off into directions unknown and just wacked out. Also, I don't want to limit this site to just those of us who are like-minded. Intelligent discourse and disagreement is welcome, provided it doesn't resort to "you're a booger-eating moron because you like Bush" and other idiocies like that. I do a lot of posting on message forums and that seems to be the one common factor among those who have run out of anything intelligent to say when backed into a corner (or they never HAD anything intelligent to say in the first place, this also is common), "Yo Mama!". See how childish that is? And while I CERTAINLY don't run from barbs and sacrcastic comments (I wear the Queen Bitch tiara proudly!), I'd like to see if MAYBE there can be some intelligent, reasonable, logical debate and discussions among those who disagree with points of view that do not reflect there. Shall we try this? Awesome.