Tuesday, August 31, 2004

**snicker* Ap with another Brilliant observation

GOP Convention Viewers Prefer Fox News

40 minutes ago

NEW YORK - Fox News Channel crushed its competition on the first night of the Republican National Convention, pointing to a growing partisan division among cable news viewers.

No... Republicans watching FOx news more

I am shocked

I now know 4 people who i will definately vote for in the GE

Bill Van Allen (State House District 69-L)
Mel Martinez (Because Betty "i let the terrorists into USF" castor is his opponent)

and whomever is the Not Katherine Harris canidate

and Bush /Cheney

Not a Bad Speech from Arnold

Not a bad bit of speaking Downsides were

#1) Organization. He drifted back and forth between his points alot
#2) he isn't a 30 minute man for speaking

His Joke about Winning an Oscar, has to be *(in my mind)* the best self depricating political joke ever.

had the speech been a bit better organized i'd have maybe given it an A-

instead i give it a B-

Well Work is going to suxxorZ

Well dunno how pee-d off at me Janet is going to be for skipping out on work the last two days from pain

heck i don't know what i am going to do if the pain doesn't die down tommorrow

grrrr this sucks

I miscounted my pain meds, now i have to work my way back into my dentist


Another f9-11 conspiracy found

EVIDENCE is mounting that China is buying more oil than it consumes, raising fears that oil hoarding may be supporting the current high price of crude.

Projections of the rate of growth in consumption in the People’s Republic suggest that China’s power generators, road hauliers, petrochemical plants and factories will burn an extra 500,000 barrels a day of crude oil this year. But Merrill Lynch’s analysis of implied demand, based on import data in the first and second quarter of this year, suggests that demand will increase this year by one million barrels a day.

Michael Rothman, Merrill Lynch’s senior energy analyst in New York, reckons that the second figure is not real consumption and does not reflect actual burning of crude in Chinese cars and power plants.

“It appears to be a hoarding phenomenon and we think it has to run its course, and when it does pass, prices should gravitate much lower, somewhere down towards $30 per barrel.”

yeah its those chinesse... all getting togther and hording oil, then stoping it to make Bush look good

thats one billion people in the vast halliburton conspiracy

Open letter to Todd Eastham

What's your plan for parenting & educating all the unwanted children you people want to bring into the world? Who will pay for policing our streets & maintaining the prisons needed to contain them when you, their parents & the system fail them? Oh, sorry. All that money has been earmarked to pay off the Bush deficit. Give me a frigging break, will you?

Dear Todd;

while not a member of National right to life, or any anti-abortion group i have to point out a flaw in your logic.

Your assuming that these children will be born anyway, i think thats a silly assumption. Because to be able to make a legal ban on abortions happen, we would have to make alot of societal changes occur. During the process of such a transition it may be possible that people realize they have a soverignty over their own bodies, and should excersise it.

Just a thought

Monday, August 30, 2004

Muslims can go to heaven, but you don't trust freemasons

Ok your a DRUID and a leader of a christian faith

you libel masons and then say muslims are going to heaven

The Archbishop said: "On both sides of the debate as it evolved, quite a lot of people had to learn that the Church of England wasn't just them, because what I heard a lot of on both sides of the controversy was 'we thought the Church of England was us and people like us and maybe one or two others who don't matter very much'.

yes gee why would religous leaders assume dogmatic agreement

how silly of them

I am at a loss

Four years after the 2000 election fiasco, Palm Beach County's three-member canvassing board will meet Monday to determine the intent of about 300 absentee voters who incorrectly filled out their broken-arrow primary election ballots.

The canvassing board also will look at about 180 absentee ballots where voters either failed to sign ballot envelopes or whose signature differed from the one on file with the Supervisor of Elections Office

come on Miami-Palm Beach folks, the rest of us can vote ok why do you have toi screw it up

Update: problems in dentistry and my monday

So far the anti-biotics really haven't kicked in much

my Theater Appreciation class however is awesome. and i will have to go out and critique two plays

Because CLEARLY this worked so well with North Korea

A John Kerry administration would propose to Iran that it be allowed to keep its nuclear power plants in exchange for giving up the right to retain the nuclear fuel that could be used for bomb-making, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, John Edwards, has said.

"If we are engaging with Iranians in an effort to reach this great bargain, and if in fact this is a bluff that they are trying to develop nuclear weapons capability, then we know that our European friends will stand with us," Senator Edwards said.

yeah, making Deals worked real good in North Korea didn't it

Something funny in my email from the Drudge report

am Add which features a hug with the president

great googly mooglie


Sen. Tom Daschle: Tonight, the President has called us again to greatness, and tonight we answer that call.

Male Voice: In our country's hour of need, Tom Daschle made us proud.

Sen. Richard Durbin: Tom Daschle called us together and said, 'we have to keep this nation safe and secure.' I thought that was one of his finest moments. He really said in those moments what all of us felt, that before we are Democrats, before we are Republicans, we're Americans.

Sen. Carl Levin: Tom Daschle has a great inner strength and toughness, which is why Tom is such a great leader.

Male Voice: Senator Daschle helped forge a consensus to rebuild our military.

Headline: Daschle: Time to Unite Behind Troops, Bush

On Screen: Daschle and President Bush hug on House floor.

Male Voice: Tom won significant increases in homeland security and helped provide law enforcement new tools to track down terrorists.

Headline: Daschle, mayors pitch homeland security

Headline: Daschle Calls For More Body Armor For S.D. Soldiers in Iraq

Male Voice: And no one has done more to get our troops the equipment they need or ensure our veterans are taken care of when they return home.

Headline: Sen. Daschle receives 'Unsung Hero' award from American Legion

Daschle: I'm Tom Daschle and I approve this ad, because a strong military and a strong America is the best way to fight terrorism.


some other things to try and chase off the pain

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Grrrr its time to go back to the dentist man

had one tooth go bad, had to have a root canal. I had some other teeth that were holding on by a thread

i think thats why i am up at fifteen minutes till one am from the pain

Rock and Roll: has it been sold back?

Are people tired of whiney pop culture celebreties abusing us with their opinions we don't want?

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Outsourcing Hits the Anti-War movement

Come on, there have to be some students at some left wing university who need the money

i mean you could pay them with a year's supply of ramen

Hypocricy Much John?

Now i know i know Politicians often say one thing, and do another... BUT

In this case the irony is just to good

Amid questions about one of John Kerry's combat "V" decorations, unearthed remarks by the senator eight years ago reveal he judged an admiral's allegedly false awards as a serious offense that disqualified him from leadership.

After the suicide of Adm. Mike Boorda in 1996, National Review columnist Kate O'Beirne notes Kerry gave his response to two Boston papers.

"In a sense, there's nothing that says more about your career than when you fought, where you fought and how you fought," Kerry told the Boston Herald.

"If you wind up being less than what you're pretending to be, there is a major confrontation with value and self-esteem and your sense of how others view you."

"Is it wrong? Yes, it is very wrong. Sufficient to question his leadership position? The answer is yes, which he clearly understood," Kerry told the Herald.

As WorldNetDaily reported, two researchers contend Kerry's Silver Star has an unauthorized "V" for valor which "makes it facially false and at variance with official government records." That's because Silver Stars are given for gallantry and never are accompanied with a combat "V," which would be redundant. But Kerry's DD 214, or "Report of Transfer and Separation," displayed on his website, shows the "V."

A U.S. Navy spokesman told the Chicago Sun-Times, "Kerry's record is incorrect. The Navy has never issued a combat 'V' to anyone for a Silver Star."

So was John Kerry right in 1996, or is he right now?

Kerry Vs Bush: another comparison

In a campaign that is getting Curiouser and Curiouser We see another strinking difference

Not only has John Kerry refuced to denounce 527s (the Majority of which, and vast majority of the dollars in 527s support him)

Bush says Kerry Served Honorably, Kerry questions Bush's service

and now

Kerry will campaign, and advertise heavily, while Bush is having his convention

Bush Gave John Kerry the floor for his week.

Open Letter; Dear Moronic anarchists

Dear Moronic Anarchists;

Clearly, attacking the republican national convention, making delegates unable to participate.. phoning in and creating panics

clearly this will help John Kerry Sweep


John McCain gets it right twice in one month

ug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's anti-war activities after he returned from Vietnam are an appropriate subject for political debate.

McCain, 68, of Arizona, said on the CBS News program ``Face the Nation,'' that he disagreed with Kerry throwing his ribbons from his medals on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when he returned from the war.

``Every American is entitled to protest,'' McCain said. ``Whether he did that appropriately'' is a legitimate subject for debate, he said.

Wow, now if John McCain only didn't want to throw me in jail for my first and second amendment usage i'd kinda like him

John Kerry and Vietnam, what is known at the moment

Not facts that are a grey and nebulous he said/he said but things that most of the evidence avalible without full access to Kerry's records tells us

John Kerry Pre ‘Nam
#1) he opposed the War
#2) he tried to get a deferment to not go to war.

John Kerry and ‘Nam

What we know so far
#1) John Kerry didn’t volunteer. His deferment was tossed out and he went with the navy reserve, which statistically gave him the best chance of staying state side
#2) before going into Vietnam John Kerry had lots of locally prominent democrats out in California send strong mails which recommended rapid promotion for him, the second time he failed to get the rapid promotion recommendation
#3) as near as we can tell he volunteered to go onto the swift boat program.
#4) His diary and the recollection of –some- folks who were there put his first purple heart into a questionable status. The lack of enemy fire (in some places) and the possibility it was done by his weapon.
#5) He may not have come under fire during the incident in which he received his bronze star, but official navy records back him up because they used his after action reports.
#6) His diary and the swift boat vets account of his silver star are fairly close
#7) there is a yet unresolved dispute as to his being in Cambodia on a secret mission
#8) his last performance review was far from sterling.
#9) John Kerry does not have shrapnel (and an MRI proves it)
#10) with no clear disability rating he used his three purple hearts to get out of Vietnam; when others Such as Col. North refused a third purple heart so they would not be forced out.

John Kerry Post ‘Nam
#1) he wore his Silver Star with a valor clasp, something the navy doesn’t issue period.
#2) His citation for the Silver Star was reissued twice outside of the norms of military protocol
#3) the third time, well outside the time limits of military regulations the Secretary of the Navy whose signature is placed on it says he doesn’t remember signing it.

I'll make a comment on how all these things reflect on John Kerry the potential president a bit later

Oh boy

Whelp i have to move 4 heavy bits o my mom's bedroom furniture and make several shelving units obsolete

umm... hooray?

Open Letter; Dear Moron

Dear Moron;

if you are going to attempt to try and get me to divulge personal financial information online could you please to be trying it with banks i actually use

you know, so i could for half a second thing "huh is this REALLY from my bank???"

as opposed to "What a moronic spam monkey."


I don't use Sun Trust of Citibank

Who won florida-revisted

27,600 Democrats ( who probably voted for gore in 2000) couldn't do so legally

(ad to this the "butterfly ballots" problem, the tossed out military votes, widespread turning of third party votes into bush or gore votes, the alleged black disenfranchisement... and we really don't know who won. top that off with the fact that the margin of error in vote counting was larger then the margin of difference and you have a "perfect storm" breakdown in the Florida election.)

who knows how this will work in 04?

Ya know normally i don't like federalizing legitimate state roles, but in this case i think a national voter registry and national voter standards are the way to go.


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I now have a second blog i am going to update

Just not to the same degree as this mamajama

i like to write so i am going to expose some folks to what i like to write

I'm gunna hurl

sick off movie pop corn butter

sick cause my mother is home for the first weekend in over 2 years


Saturday, August 28, 2004

What is a Hero?

I had a thought on that when i was watching the abortion of a film that was "Q.T" Presents Hero.

We are in a place in the existance of our nation when we are questioning what the nature of heroism is.

Is it heroic to serve in times of war?
Is it heroic to serve in the police and fire department?


a few kinds of people get into these kind of jobs

The people who want to make a difference;

these people however are often driven out, they often burn their passion out to help people

The people who seek glory;

since time immemorial when we specialized our society into job types those of us who have been unable to strike at those who seek to wound our tribe have honored those who have taken that specialty.

men like Sejanus, Adolph Hitler, Benito Musselini, and untold others named and unamed have used that glory for the worst of human power.

The people who can't do much of anything else;

these people have existed to. dregs pushed in to serve in these roles as well. some times they become the other two, but many folks are just ordinary.

I think Heroism is not in the deed itself, but in the mind and heart of the person who does the deed.

in snake eyes nicholas cage was a flawed hero whose flaws came to destroy him because he coveted the glory.

in an episode of "the outer limits" a man destroys his space ship rather then having the earth fall to an alien invasion, knowing that no one would ever know of his self less act

rating a hero is hard

unless its the movie hero, then it just sucks

My Review: HERO

When i go to the movies, i have a rule... a little system i use.

What do i expect to get out of the movie, and what is my "moneys worthy" value.

HERO: Staring Jet Li failed me in this regard.

Now I expected good martial arts action, what i recived was SUBpar.

its not that it wasn't good. it was just that it was to ordinary within the genre. This was according what i have read the most expensive movie made in china

you couldn't tell by the fight sequences

next the plot

ok we build you up on a series of flashbacks.....

oh wait, thats all a lie

so here is the emperor's theory

oh wait thats not true either

all these different versions of the story to tell the emperor the highest form of being a warrior was to put down your sword.

(and the person who taught Jet Li's charecter this leason got killed because he picked up a sword again)

does the emperor who we see fighting one of the other assasins earlier in the film try to defend his life?

no he lets Jet Li's chareter try to kill him and he lets him live for "the greater good."

it was the zuxxorz

The Plot thickens on John Kerry's Citations

will find a source for this

Kerry citation a 'total mystery' to ex-Navy chief

August 28, 2004


Former Navy Secretary John Lehman has no idea where a Silver Star citation displayed on Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's campaign Web site came from, he said Friday. The citation appears over Lehman's signature.

"It is a total mystery to me. I never saw it. I never signed it. I never approved it. And the additional language it contains was not written by me," he said.

The additional language varied from the two previous citations, signed first by Adm. Elmo Zumwalt and then Adm. John Hyland, which themselves differ. The new material added in the Lehman citation reads in part: "By his brave actions, bold initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty, Lieutenant (jg) Kerry reflected great credit upon himself...."

Asked how the citation could have been executed over his signature without his knowledge, Lehman said: "I have no idea. I can only imagine they were signed by an autopen." The autopen is a device often used in the routine execution of executive documents in government.

Kerry senior adviser Michael Meehan could not be reached for comment on Kerry's records.

Thomas Lipscomb is chairman of the Center for the Digital Future in New York.

Blogbot experiment.......


as did some ones attempt to hijack me

Friday, August 27, 2004

as mentioned earlier: Kerry's faked silver star with valor clasp

Chicago Sun-Times - Friday, August 27, 2004

by Thomas Lipscomb

In the midst of the controversy between the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and Kerry campaign representatives about Kerry's service in Vietnam, new questions have arisen.

The Kerry campaign has repeatedly stated that the official naval records prove the truth of Kerry's assertions about his service.

But the official records on Kerry's Web site only add to the confusion. The DD214 form, an official Defense Department document summarizing Kerry's military career posted on johnkerry.com, includes a "Silver Star with combat V."

But according to a U.S. Navy spokesman, "Kerry's record is incorrect. The Navy has never issued a 'combat V' to anyone for a Silver Star."

Naval regulations do not allow for the use of a "combat V" for the Silver Star, the third-highest decoration the Navy awards. None of the other services has ever granted a Silver Star "combat V," either.

Fake claims not uncommon

B.G. Burkett, a Vietnam veteran himself, received the highest award the Army gives to a civilian, the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, for his book Stolen Valor. Burkett pored through thousands of military service records, uncovering phony claims of awards and fake claims of military service. "I've run across several claims for Silver Stars with combat V's, but they were all in fake records," he said.

Burkett recently filed a complaint that led last month to the sentencing of Navy Capt. Roger D. Edwards to 115 days in the brig for falsification of his records.

Kerry's Web site also lists two different citations for the Silver Star. One was issued by the commander in chief of the Pacific Command (CINCPAC), Adm. John Hyland. The other, issued by Secretary of the Navy John Lehman during the Reagan administration, contained some revisions and additional language. "By his brave actions, bold initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty, Lieutenant (j.g.) Kerry reflected great credit upon himself... ."

One award, three citations

But a third citation exists that appears to be the earliest. And it is not on the Kerry campaign Web site. It was issued by Vice Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, commander of U.S. naval forces in Vietnam. This citation lacks the language in the Hyland citation or that added by the Lehman version, but includes another 170 words in a detailed description of Kerry's attack on a Viet Cong ambush, his killing of an enemy soldier carrying a loaded rocket launcher, as well as military equipment captured and a body count of dead enemy.

Maj. Anthony Milavic, a retired Marine Vietnam veteran, calls the issuance of three citations for the same medal "bizarre." Milavic hosts Milinet, an Internet forum popular with the military community that is intended "to provide a forum in military/political affairs."

Normally in the case of a lost citation, Milavec points out, the awardee simply asked for a copy to be sent to him from his service personnel records office where it remains on file. "I have never heard of multi-citations from three different people for the same medal award," he said. Nor has Burkett: "It is even stranger to have three different descriptions of the awardee's conduct in the citations for the same award."

So far, there are also two varying citations for Kerry's Bronze Star, one by Zumwalt and the other by Lehman as secretary of the Navy, both posted on johnkerry.com.

Kerry's Web site also carries a DD215 form revising his DD214, issued March 12, 2001, which adds four bronze campaign stars to his Vietnam service medal. The campaign stars are issued for participation in any of the 17 Department of Defense named campaigns that extended from 1962 to the cease-fire in 1973.

However, according to the Navy spokesman, Kerry should only have two campaign stars: one for "Counteroffensive, Phase VI," and one for "Tet69, Counteroffensive."

94 pages of records unreleased?

Reporting by the Washington Post's Michael Dobbs points out that although the Kerry campaign insists that it has released Kerry's full military records, the Post was only able to get six pages of records under its Freedom of Information Act request out of the "at least a hundred pages" a Naval Personnel Office spokesman called the "full file."

What could that more than 100 pages contain? Questions have been raised about President Bush's drill attendance in the reserves, but Bush received his honorable discharge on schedule. Kerry, who should have been discharged from the Navy about the same time -- July 1, 1972 -- wasn't given the discharge he has on his campaign Web site until July 13, 1978. What delayed the discharge for six years? This raises serious questions about Kerry's performance while in the reserves that are far more potentially damaging than those raised against Bush.

Experts point out that even the official military records get screwed up. Milavic is trying to get mistakes in his own DD214 file corrected. In his opinion, "these entries are not prima facie evidence of lying or unethical behavior on the part of Kerry or anyone else with screwed-up DD214s."

Burkett, who has spent years working with the FBI, Department of Justice and all of the military services uncovering fraudulent files in the official records, is less charitable: "The multiple citations and variations in the official record are reason for suspicion in itself, even disregarding the current swift boat veterans' controversy."


From National Review

Subject: New Kerry Saga from Viet Nam

The latest on the continuing saga...........

For those of you who have not been fully following the Swift Vet's story,
one of Kerry's traveling entourage (David Alston) claimed he was under
Kerry's command on a PBF and found Kerry to be a great leader. He even
gave a speech to that effect at the Democratic National Convention, where
he said the following: I know him from a small boat in Vietnam, where we
fought and bled together, serving our country. There were six of us
aboard PCF-94, a 50-foot, twin-engine craft known as a "Swift Boat." We
all came from different walks of life, but all of us-including our
skipper, John Kerry-volunteered for combat duty. And combat is what we

However, one intrepid blogger now has proven that to be a lie, Alston
never served under Kerry because Alston was wounded and out of action
before Kerry took command of Alston's boat. Here is the final bit of
proof (published early this morning), I suggest you go to Captain's
Quarters to find all the previous analysis leading up to this astonishing
coup de gras (pass the word):

Alston Never Served Under Kerry

Thanks to reader Lori in Texas, I think we've just about pieced the
record together on David Alston and his supposed service under John
Kerry's command. Lori points out a sympathetic article on Dale Sandusky,
one of the few Swift boat veterans supporting Kerry and one that served
on his boat, specifically gives the timing on Kerry's command of PCF-94:
In January 1969, Sandusky's boat, PCF-94, came under attack during one
such ambush. Lt. Ted Peck, the officer in charge, and another crewman
were seriously wounded. Sandusky had to take command. The boat was
sinking and on fire, but Sandusky steered it back to safety. They counted
155 bullet holes in the boat and found a live enemy rocket in the main
cabin. It had come to rest in a sack of potatoes. For his actions,
Sandusky would receive the Bronze Star. With their officer headed home,
the crew of PCF-94 needed a leader. And Lt. j.g. John Kerry, whose crew
on PCF-44 had rotated back home, needed men to lead. "I was sure glad he
came along," Sandusky said, "because to be honest, I didn't want to take
command." From Jan. 30 to March 13, 1969, Kerry and the crew of the
PCF-94 would conduct 18 missions in the Mekong Delta river system. In
that time, Kerry would earn a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and add two
Purple Hearts to the one he received earlier.

Bingo! Yachtzee! Alston received his serious wounds in that same exact
battle that took Peck out of service. On January 29th, Alston was
medevaced out to a hospital with head wounds and no records indicate that
he ever returned to the unit. Kerry took command of PCF-94 the next day.
Alston never served a day under Kerry's command. In fact, Kerry received
a replacement, Fred Short, on 28 February as a replacement for Alston.
Now what does that tell us about Kerry and his Viet Nam narrative? 1. He
and Alston conspired to deceive people about Alston's service under
Kerry. That conspiracy was intended to give John Kerry cover against
exactly the kind of campaign he faces from the other Swiftvets. 2. The
"end of January" language on Kerry's website was intentionally vague in
order to fuzzy up the timeline and keep Alston's true status a secret.
Obviously, Sandusky remembers the dates well enough, and Kerry could
easily have gotten them from him if he wanted to be as specific as his
other dates on the timeline. 3. The DNC either were saps or actively
participated in the conspiracy in order to assist Kerry in his Viet Nam
mythology. Otherwise, why would they have allowed David Alston to speak
at the convention about his experiences serving with John Kerry on the
boat? 4. Kerry's band of brothers have some complicity in this cover-up
as well. Those who served on PCF-94 surely remember that Alston never
served under Kerry; Sandusky specifically recalls Peck being wounded and
removed from command, but he wouldn't remember that Alston left at the
same time? 5. One could argue that they served on the same boat, of
course, and I look forward to that Clintonian parsing used in Kerry's
defense. After holding Alston up as an expert on his leadership, he'll be
hard pressed to explain how that expertise came to Alston from a hospital
bed miles away from Kerry and his old PCF. If this gets out to the
mainstream media, this story kills Kerry's campaign. This isn't just a
guy embellishing his war record -- this is a deliberate and longstanding
attempt to mislead and defraud people by creating his own witnesses after
the fact. That he could have done such a clumsy job should disqualify him
for higher office on that basis alone. Posted by Captain Ed at August 14,
2004 01:25 AM


In light of the timeline and interviews with the participants, it seems likely that Alston's time with Kerry was at most two weeks, and, if Short's recollection is correct, as little as one week. Given that, it is possible that some of Alston's public statements might have left audiences with the impression that he and Kerry were together for a longer period of time. "I know him from a small boat in Vietnam where we fought and bled together serving our country," Alston said at the Democratic convention. "We usually patrolled the narrow waterways of the Mekong Delta, flanked on both sides by thick jungle." After combat engagements, Alston said, "Lieutenant Kerry always took the time to calm us down, to bring us back to reality, to give us hope, to show us what we truly had within ourselves. I came to love and respect him as a man I could trust with life itself."

According to a report in the Boston Globe, the Kerry campaign website has in the past listed Kerry as being the skipper of PCF-94 at the time of Alston's wounding. When Kerry's military records were first posted on the site, according to the Globe, "the campaign summarize[d] action that took place on Jan. 29, 1969, this way: 'While Kerry's boat and another (PCF-72) were probing a canal along the river, Kerry's boat came under heavy fire and was hit by a B-40 rocket in the cabin area. One member of Kerry's crew Forward Gunner David Alston suffered shrapnel wounds in his head....'" The campaign website also listed two other incidents that took place prior to January 29 as having occurred under Kerry's leadership.

Peck, who would later sign a letter to Kerry written by the anti-Kerry group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, protested. "Those are definitely mine," he told the Globe. "There is no doubt about it." The campaign later removed the January 29 reference from the website.


And this article, while to some may suggest treatment it suggests to me something different.

Children in boring settings + not doing anything fun at home +lack of pretend/imagination=behavior problems

now neurological syndrom that needs to be drugged

Play with your children and be PARENTS and no ADHD will happen

And now for some enhanced news

I'll just put some extra stuff in to make this article better

words in the () are mine

enhanced words give you the right perspective
Technology - AFP

Microsoft sets 2006 release for "Longhorn" operating system

1 hour, 6 minutes ago Add Technology - AFP to My Yahoo!

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Microsoft said it plans to broadly release the long-awaited update to its flagship Windows operating system, dubbed "Longhorn," in 2006.

The world's largest software company said the update will feature "major" productivity improvements (compaired to being turned off)
and significant improvements in security and reliability. (for hackers)

Another DUH moment in science

Major Tokyo Quake Expected Within 50 Years

Fri Aug 27,10:04 AM ET Add Science - AP to My Yahoo!

By KOZO MIZOGUCHI, Associated Press Writer

TOKYO - Japan's capital has a 90 percent chance of being devastated by a major earthquake some time in the next 50 years, according to a study by a government panel.

a city on "The ring of fire" has a 90% chance of being hit by an earthquake, i am shocked

They found that as time goes by, the risk of a major magnitude-7 temblor increases: In the next decade, there's only a 30 percent chance; over 30 years, it's 70 percent. The probability rises to 90 percent over 50 years

so tectonic plates, which cause earth quakes because of pressure will act up when no pressure is released

I am shocked

Another Hero of mine loses some luster

By Mike Snider, USA TODAY

There's no shame in falling for Hey Rube, the latest from Hunter S. Thompson. The author of Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's and other books that riff on American culture and politics serves up this collection of essays first posted on ESPN's Web site.
Thompson, writing under the guise of a sports columnist, still manages to throw in some switchblade-sharp political observations.

as a huge fan of doctor gonzo i was stoked till we got to the bottom of the article

"There is an eerie sense of Panic in the air, a silent Fear and uncertainty that comes with once-reliable faiths and truths and solid Institutions that are no longer safe to believe in," he writes in his column of Nov. 20, 2000. "There is a Presidential election, right on schedule, but somehow there is no President."

Once there is an outcome, he labels George W. Bush "the goofy child-President" and Al Gore (news - web sites) "the Hapless, worm-eaten Dunce who fumbled the White House away."

The first half of this section i could be solid on, but i see he has become more of a democratic shill then he used to be

The day after the terrorist attacks, he presciently warns "that we are At War now - with somebody - and we will stay At War with that strange and mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives."

I always thought the good doctor had a bit more credit then this, but it gets worse

As time passes, Thompson's frustration heightens, and he begins to sound like Fahrenheit 9/11 director Michael Moore. "We will all be even sicker tomorrow if this wretched half-bright swine of a president gets re-elected in November," he writes.

the fact a man who used gonzo journalism to point out the absurdities of the political culture being compaired to Moore even in thought shows the man is not on his a game

By the end of Hey Rube, he sounds truly fearful for what he calls the squandering of that dream. "I am surprised and embarrassed," he writes in a column in July 2003, "to be a part of the first American generation to leave the country in far worse shape than it was when we first came into it."

Thompson leaving people with a sense of being another whining leech

sorry brother your a shadow of your former self

The Crab People got GENE

Some one call the KISS army

Simmons May Appear on 'Queer Eye'

Fri Aug 27,12:55 PM ET

NEW YORK - How would the guys from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" make over the black-and-white makeup of Kiss? We may get to find out.

AP Photo

Gene Simmons (news), the tongue-wagging bassist of Kiss, is considering an appearance on the Bravo reality show. On his Web site, Simmons says producers have asked him to join the Fab Five for an episode.

"They called me and asked me if I would do it. I'm a fan of the show. We may shoot on the 28th of Sept.," Simmons says.

Bravo publicist Bill Brennan told The Associated Press Friday that the network has had discussions recently with the rocker.

Did USA today watch the same convention i did

Unlike last month's Democratic convention in Boston, Bush said, the GOP convention will include criticism of his opponent. "Of course there will be some, you know, contrasts, but it will be done in a way that makes the point as opposed to a way that tries to bludgeon my opponent," he said.

umm there were plenty of criticisms of Bush, and republicans at their convention in bean town

Things my brain does to keep itself from being board

Setting: Oil Rich West African Nation
Plot: Brutal African Dictator kills a group of American Missionaries. Navy Seals and special forces come in and kill his corrupt cabal running the country....

and the whole rest of the government


So we have to temporarily administer the country till we can rebuild a government.

and things go great

People are happy

civil rights are established for the first time, and it all goes swimmingly.

[Scene at Whitehouse]

President (some one Serious but with good funny credentials. Maybe Donald Sutherland) : So, your saying we may even be able to get out early?
National Security Advisor (Played by George Carlin): We expect to have an interim government in place by the end of the year.

[Scene in the african capital-Journalist bar-]

CNN Guy: This is horrible, i mean how can send stories about US soldiers building another school.
MSNBC Guy: Hey at least you didn't pitch this as a horrid "Vietnam in the congo" situation in the pitch meeting.
Fox News Guy: My producers are on me to find bad news to.. they are tired of running trial news.
AbC News Guy: If i can't find something soon, they'll send me home.

NYT Reporter (Walks into the bar and buys a round of drinks for everyon)

NYT Reporter: Yeah, cost me a weeks salary but i just got myself a big story...
ABC Guy: How?
NYT Reporter: I paid a tribal cleric to stone some women who had pre marital sex

then the reporters 5 form a conspiracy

the greedy Cleric becomes a Senior Cleric, in a prestigous mosque and things just go down hill

Title Idea: African Quagmire

to make an insurrection to advance their careers

More proof for fetal stem cells

Oh wait.. none were used

More shocking science

The caption reads, "Dirty Harry succinctly informs a norm violator that he anticipates deriving satisfaction from inflicting altruistic punishment."

In other words, revenge can feel good.

But, of course, we already knew that.

Everyone from evolutionary theorists to scorned lovers recognizes that getting even with someone who has hurt you is healing.

this is so shocking

The study combined an economic experiment with a brain scan — an example of the emerging field of "neuro-economics."

In the experiment, volunteers participated in a game of exchanging money back and forth.

If one player made a selfish choice instead of a mutually beneficial one, the other could penalize him. The majority of the players chose to impose the penalty even when it cost some of their own money.

Using positron emission tomography (PET), the researchers determined that deciding to impose this penalty activated a "reward" region of the brain, the dorsal striatum, involved in anticipating enjoyment or satisfaction, whether from cocaine or seeing a pretty face.

this part of the article is intresting though

Even the Boston Pravda gets it

It's tempting to label the Kerry campaign's stunt of sending former Sen. and triple amputee Max Cleland to Crawford, Texas, to hand-deliver a letter to the president as cute, if petty, politics. But even that is giving them too much credit.

Forgive us for thinking that such tactics are usually preserved for, say, city council races.

I think it would have been better if they had Larry Flynt do it to, ya know really send a strong message.

The schlocky stunt looked as desperate as it surely was, and actually underscored Kerry's Purple Heart dilemma. Cleland himself didn't even earn a Purple Heart in Vietnam because his wounds weren't sustained by enemy fire.

The longer Vietnam dominates the campaign, the harder it will be for Kerry to get traction on issues that could sway voters to his side. This is a different dynamic for Kerry, whose service and anti-war record have always been a political plus. But this is the big leagues, and Kerry had better come up with something to change the subject. A phony photo op ain't going to do it.

right if Cleland=Kerry then that means accidents with Grenades equal valor under fire ( from the pitch of their respective records)

good for you Boston pravda for getting this dead on

"Polarized" Electorate: a rant and a thought

About what;

the war?
The economy?
Corperate Scandals?
Flip Flops?

what do we have to be polarized about other then Blue Good/Red Bad

No Red Good/Blue Bad

Ok, Lets talk about the polls

Ever think that maybe the reason so few voters are undecided is that the major two canidates made this an election about popularity?

If George sucks vote for Kerry
If Kerry sucks vote for George

The only time we seem to see poll fluctuation is when we see something raise the suckatude of the other.

but really, what have they given us in the way of a VISIOn

the most pro-vision democratic speakers, were all off tv

even the laundry list of "gimmies" were off tv during the D.N.Convention

remember the "vision thing."

in 88 Bush had the following Vision "Ronald Reagan-The Sequal"
in 1992 Bill Clinton had "the man from hope" vision
in 1996 Bill Clinton had the "I learned what you people want" vision Vs. Bob Dole's vision of "BOB DOLE"
in 2000 we had Compassionate conservatism vs "I Invented the internet."

in 2004 neither guy has the vision thing

maybe thats why their are fewer undecideds, because it is easier to pick which guy you like better

thats why the polls are all in the competative states ( and the nation as a whole) within the margin of error

thats why we are a nation at push

The Prison Abuse Scandal: My Take

I have poked some fun at the MP's who are in the middle of the ringer, but now that an actual better picture of how the system broke down to that point... I will now make a bigger commentary on the whole deal

The Iraq war was a Cluster F***

show of hands for Anyone who didn't know this fact?

now, that we know their failure to plan ( thus planning to fail) was at the heart of the prisoner abuse scandal.

We took tons of Prisoners in the first Persian Gulf War, so LOGIC would dictate that taking over the whole country would definately mean alot more P.O.W and alot more prisoners in general.

this was a bad plan

soldiers were poorly disciplined ( look at the other ancilary charges on the MPs.. alot of violations of the code of military conduct)

they were not instructed how to be prison guards ( and you have people who are trained for that you didn't send to iraq)

for SOME reason these people felt intelligence officers ( not in their chain of command) and CONTRACTORS ( again even more not in their chain of command) could give them orders.

the enviroment was primed for stupid people who don't understand something very important........


does that get you out of service; NO
Does that get you out of following criminal orders; yes

going back to before that point in time, disobeying such orders rarely lead to disciplinary actions

WHY because the people on the ground knew that it was wrong.

and, they knew that some times in war, war crimes happen. you just want it to be rare.

The Prison abuse scandal in Iraq

Poor Planning, Poor Discipline, Poor Oversite: These things created a breeding ground for

Poorly trained: Poorly educated; MORONS to do stupid things

About me-Personal Myths

About Me:
My Mythology; UFOs

Everyone has some mythology they believe in, its part of human nature. And by Mythology I mean things you buy into without a basis in fact. These stories that are circulated about hearth and home, and become believed deeply by many people.

I am going to talk about one of mine now; I’ll cover some more over time.


I believe in them. I haven’t been anally probed or anything like that, Scott Baio has never given me pink eye but I believe that UFOs are from outer space.

Outside of that belief the rest is hazy to me.

I believe they probably have been here in the past, we just haven’t found the way to see it. We just recently have discovered the Ancient Greeks viewed the bones of prehistoric critters as “proof” of their mythological beings. So, we don’t know what else exists that stands as a usable proof of their contacts in the past.

Our knowledge of out past is, on a whole, sketchy at best.

Do I think they taught us everything we knew in some golden hyboerian age?

Doubtful, I think that’s the cultural low-self esteem humanity seems to have.

Might they have inspired it? I could see that as a more likely cross cultural contamination.

Do I believe a secret race of reptile alien/human hybrids rule the earth?


I think the Aliens from an ethical standpoint sign off on the whole prime directive thing,

Either that or we just aren’t of value yet.

Do I think the government has covered evidence of it up?

I am of a few minds on this part of the myth

#1) of course the government SHOULD do it IF UFOs are really men from outer space; But
#2) But conspiracies very rarely work for this long;
#3) If the “Disinformation Technique” is a legitimate government strategy, the truth may be out there in plain site

So that’s about the tall and short on me and UFOs

Thursday, August 26, 2004

remember.. We americans needed sensativity training so we wouldn't OFFEND the europeans

ATHENS (Reuters) - Shawn Crawford led an American sweep of Olympic medals in the 200 metres in Athens, ignoring the jeers of a hostile crowd livid that their local hero was not on the starting line after missing a doping test.

ok wait for it.... wait for it

The packed 75,000 crowd at the Olympic Stadium began chanting "Kenteris, Kenteris!" and "Hellas, Hellas!", holding up the start of the race by about five minutes

Screw ethical competition

Costas Kenteris, Greece's 2000 Olympic champion in the event, withdrew from the Games after missing a drugs test in mysterious circumstances the day before the opening ceremony.

The drugs scandal, which also involved Greek women's sprinter Katerina Thanou, has overshadowed the Athens Olympics ever since and split public opinion in Greece.

and how did our arrogant americans take this?

The American said his coach had warned the trio that the crowd would be hostile.

Crawford denied fellow American Justin Gatlin an Olympic sprint double as he stormed to victory in 19.79 seconds. Silver went to Bernard Williams (20.01) with Gatlin, the 100m winner, taking the bronze (20.03).

"It didn't disturb us," Gatlin added of the protest. "We got all three medals. We kept our composure. We didn't want anyone to sneak in to get one of those medals."

It was the first American clean sweep since 1984 and the trio all ran substantially quicker on Thursday than Kenteris's winning time in Sydney.

but, hey i will give one appropriate booing to the greek fans

Crowds have booed American athletes on several occasions during the Games in Athens, and at the basketball on Thursday the U.S. team were jeered off the floor after an ill-tempered 102-94 quarter-final win over Spain.


Soda, that has SUGAR leads to diabetes and weight gain

No, i don't believe it

not SODA which often replaces water, thus over stressing body enzimes

no that couldn't lead to more diabetes

The study shows that women who drank one or more sugary drinks a day had an 83 percent greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes than women who drank less than one a month. The study shows that over a four-year period, weight gain was highest among women who increased their soda consumption from one or fewer drinks a week to one or more a day. An average 12-ounce can of soda contains 150 calories from 10 teaspoons of sugar.

so people who gain weight get diabetes

Again, this is shocking science

Fantasy land II-George Bush gives me the call

In Alternate Fantasy Land ( fantasy Land heights) I get to go down to crawford for a meeting of the evil conservative conspiracy. the grand heirophant of Skull and Bones just appointed me the Special campaign chairman... how would i help george bush you ask?

"Dick I am sorry to hear your having heart trouble." i'd tell the vice president. I am sure he'd protest but i would repeat, and have my flunkies repeat: "Dick, its a shame with that heart thing, but we can't have you announce till the convention."

Everyone and their brother would think it'd be Bush/Cheney 04... the surprise factor alone would fill up quite alot of news shows.

as Dick prepares to fall on his sword i would hand George a list of new appointees
"sure is a shame about Dick George."

the Short List
Powell: Black, foriegners dig him, moderate, and a good card for 08
Rice: a more conservative Powell
I'd let Karl Rove throw in a few names
Dick Lugar: Lugar is a manly name, tons of foriegn policy experience
Zell Miller: It would be good for a few laughs
Kasich: first guy to toss the nod to bush in 2000, strong economic conservative credentials.

Next the republican convention would be about how diverse the ideas and thoughts are in the republican party.

Bush would steal from Clinton/Morris the technique of rolling out alot of small issues and plans to fix them.

cut kerry to ribbons by taking the game away from meta-issues and take them to micro issues

and if Kerry in fantasy land II f***s up like real world Kerry he's done

Fantasy: John Kerry gives me the call

In the Land of Fantasy i was woke up, the mans voice sounded like he had downed some ruffies but i knew who it was... it was John Kerry

"Larry, I need you to run my campaign"

Can your Humble Correspondent get the Kerry Campaign out of its death spiral?

Is the pope a bear pooping in the woods... err fergit i said that

The first think i would do is lock Kerry up over the Republican convention. this would be Boot Camp

I would teach John Kerry how to give simple answers to questions that need simple answers.

I figure he has spent to long being what he is, i would have to use some kind of aversion theraphy. Maybe Howard Dean telling him what states he'll take him to if he doesn't learn.

the Next step would be to make sure people who can TALK are out their talking about how great John Kerry is

Bill, Hill, Edwards, Edwards wife

people who at least have positive ratings to some degree would be out there selling John Kerry during this time.

I'd Send Teresa on a whirlwind trip of europe campaigning to all the heads of state who hopes John Kerry will win

especially if this campaigning keeps her off tv

Kerry would come out with Bush and try to close down the 527s... he'd stop whining about the Swift Boat Vets and instead of using DNC smear intelligence on them through the "Completely unbiased media" i'd set up a sit down with some of the members of Swift Boat vets who could reasonably flip.

I'd try and gauge an idea of what the flipping would require.

Then, after the Republican convention i'd roll out the new John Kerry to all the Usual suspects

Larry King, Barbara Walters, Oprah

I'd have Kerry admit V.V.A.W did cross the line alot of the times, and that in the folly of his youth he thought the ends justified the means.

John would talk about maturing politically and as a man in the senate, how he came to realize that the first thing a leader should be is humble. and the second thing he should be honest.

John would absolve the swift boat vets, one and all. He'd admit he "understands their perspective." and hopes they can move past this painful moment and to a better america

and after we roll out the new John that is the last time we ever talk about Vietnam, under pain of hot saucing.

after the roll out interviews the first thing John would do, the most important thing he would do, is articulate his vision for homeland security/War on terrorism.

Clinton could on areas like health care run to the left, because he presented bonifides that he wasn't a "tax and spend" liberal. for John to do anything he has to show he will keep America safe, and convince people.

not by his being in war and knowing war, but by his having the idea to protect this country "smarter."

We can talk about drug prices, health care, the enviroment, and gay stuff all after that. but unless John can pass this crucible he is done.

John will want to rely on Joe Wilson and some other clinton cronies.. but they will all be gone.

the first step to convince people is not to hire pants stuffers or people who create scandals for no reason.

John will have people who articulate a non-pc view of how to get the job done. I leave it up to John to translate it into leftie speak

then, after we show we could defend America we would go after the swing voters

people say the election is polarized, anyone saying it in my pressence would be hotsauced.

if the Deaniacs threaten to go to Nader, or not show up. I'd reply "So then your whole not voting for Nader argument was hypocracy. It only matters if a canidate you buy into is winning."

i'd have some bruno's to go through the party machine with this message.

I'd push Kerry More towards Clinton in some areas, but i'd let him be as liberal as he wanted to be in others that wouldn't scare the american people.

If John did this, and bush continued to be as defective as he is right now.... John would be ahead by 7-10 points after the republican convention.

but, this is only in the land of fantasy

Here is a serious question: Has John Kerry slipped a gear

As i was in the Student Union i was struck by some of the Kerry News Coverage

"The point isn't that these ads (from 527s) are wrong the point is this specific ad being wrong."

so, instead of taking the high ( bipartisan) road and making all political groups accountable, the Kerry campaign spokesman said it is only about the groups who attack Kerry.

Other groups have questioned Bush's service,
John Kerry has questioned Bush's service

the fact no one actually stood up and said this to the Kerry spokesman was truely striking to me.

What else struck me was that Kerry didn't stand up to the 527s with Bush, which would have made everyone look good.

and the McCain-Fiengold 60 day no ad clock is almost on, its not like Kerry can use them anymore anyway.

Does Kerry think "Fear and Smear" will work?

Does Kerry also not realize that the same undercurrent among vietnam vets that hate him, also hate John McCain?

Both men enabled North Vietnamese propeganda during the war. In McCain's case he was badly injured at the time they talked him into making some of the comments he did.

Both men are widely believed to have "written off" the Pow's so the brutal regime in Hanoi could become a new Us Market.

Isn't it just possible that these same Vets, bitter at McCain's actions surrounding those two issues were against him for the same reason they are against you? feeling that he to was UNFIT to comand?

You ever wonder why McCain didn't thump his chest about vietnam? maybe its because he realized that he had some negatives to that, and he had a record he felt he could be proud of.

Kerry speaks with pride of his anti-war activities as a statement of the kind of president he will be.

Using fraudlent Veterans to make fraudlent testimony
Being backed up by other fraudlent vets
and being funded by Jane "You should pray to god that you can be a communist" fonda.

What kind of President does that say he will be?

and then he goes to another rally talking about being a "War Hero...War Hero... War Hero."

the Duality of his actions amaze me, it amazes me that no one in the media runs him through

He sends Max Cleland, a man who is also bitter against Bush to do a stunt at the ranch in crawford. But when a group wanted to give Cleland a letter for Kerry, he left the scene. He could be the center of a farce, but he wouldn't let the farce be turned around on him.

I see Democrats online calling Cleland a war hero. Having an accident with your grenade doesn't make you a war hero. Nor does quibling over how much time you served in "vietnam". Kerry is counting his service on a boat that shuttled people from Westpac bases into Vietnam as serving in vietnam.

you were in Vietnam theater operations John, but by that token then so was Tom Harken who flew repaired planes back to vietnam from the Phillipines

So Are the Phillipines now Vietnam?
What does We mean?
What is the definition of Is?

this election is without a doubt schitzophrenic, and it has to do with the mercurial transformative Kerry charecter. No one man has ever been legitmately in his life so many things to so many people. ad to this the natural political flair for this sort of thing, and you understand why i wish that Tommy Lee's reality show was on so i could actually take something hard core enough to numb my mind

School may be Roxxoring this semester

The math class i am having to take for the third time ( failed the first time, had a medical issue the second) and am fairly solid in is taught by my old geometry teacher

and i may be able to transfer to USF this next semester afterall :-)

More proof the Kerry campaign is run by morons


Bush, bush is No William Jennings Bryant

Kerry, Is No Jack Kennedy

why would ANYONE want to hear these to debate on a weekly basis

Well Kids i am back in school

and 1 Credit hour may keep me out of USF next semester

but if thats the case, thinking all positive like :-) I can use next summer to make sure i have all my ducks in a row for the move

but, can i wait a year to get away from my mother?

tough choices

from 7pm- 8h30 i am out on Tuesday and thursday

and Monday 7pm-10'oclockish-if they meet that long- i am out on a theater appreciation class

Wow More things in my email that surprise me

Maybe a day that surprises me is a good thing

Wow how nice that there are still men in this country who will stand up for what they know is right.
Denzel has a spine and God Bless him.

-------Original Message-------

From: wahmhelp@cox.net
Date: 08/26/04 10:37:15
To: bush2004@yahoogroups.com; Political_Wahms@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Bush2004] Denzel Washington Loves Bush

I received this as a forward. Haven't been online much lately so I
don't know if it's been passed around yet:)

Meryl Streep and Denzel were on the today show "live" with Katie Couric
talk about the movie "Manchurian Candidate."

At one point Katie asked Denzel, "have you seen Fahrenheit 9/11?" To
Denzel replied, "No, and I have no intentions on seeing it." Katie and
were "so noticeably" taken aback! It was so cool!

Then, a discourse (or more preferably, a fight!)
began between all three of them with Denzel being barraged with all
anti-Bush, anti-republican comments, but "the man stood his ground" and
enraged the women so much that they couldn't get a word in edgewise.
Streep turned blood red and she sat with her legs crossed and her one
shaking up and down, fuming! Then Katie uttered the words that put the
final nail in her coffin, she said to Denzel "you see, that's the
problem I
have with "you people."

She of course did not get to finish her sentence because Denzel pounced
her verbally by responding "YOU PEOPLE! YOU PEOPLE!
Just what do you mean you people! Do you mean "You People" as in me as
Christian, or do you mean "You People" as in me as a REPUBLICAN? She
tap danced her way through the next minute of the show. But Denzel
fighting and declaring that Fahrenheit 9/11 is nothing but propaganda
lies distorted to support a cynical democratic film director's views.

Whoo hoo!! I love the man!

There's a celebrity that deserves to wear the uniform in movies.

Ok, this MAY actually be enough for me to CONSIDER seeing Manchurian canidate

But then again, they did ruin a mockery of the Red Scare period with a vauge and cr***y Corperate villian... so not that much of a consideration

Great Snakes i agree with Danny Glover AND John Mccain today

  • Danny Glover is against a brutal totalitarian dictator for a channge

  • Props to Danny for that

  • and John Mccain is with me on another issue

  • Not a fan of John "Screw the first and second amendment" McCain but let me go with some agreements i have with recent statements

    "I'm sick and tired of re-fighting the Vietnam War. And most importantly, I'm sick and tired of opening the wounds of the Vietnam War, which I've spent the last 30 years trying to heal," McCain told USA Today. "It's offensive to me, and it's angering to me that we're doing this. It's time to move on."

    yeah screw vietnam, and screw the stupidity of the boomers and our government over it

  • and John Mccain is with me on another issue via USA today

  • McCain said Kerry may have opened himself to criticism by focusing on Vietnam. In his own primary campaign in 2000, McCain said, he didn't have to because everyone knew he'd been there. For Kerry, "it's clearly a tactical or strategic move" to shield him against "charges of being too liberal and soft on defense."

    yep, obvious to just about everyone

    Wow, two people who i think of as human wastes in a political sense both did and said some stuff i agree with

    good deal

    Something awesome from another Blog

    Blue Falcon: a version of the military acronym BF which stands for Buddy F*&%er. That is what someone who behaves in a manner which elevates his personal needs or desires above those of the unit to which he belongs. i.e. John Kerry. Let me let you in on a little secret. Not everyone in the military is a selfless, heroic, patriot. No matter where you go or what you do, you will always run into that 10% of people that are completely self absorbed idiots. This is just as true in the SEAL Teams as it is at your workplace. People squeak by, they finagle, they schmooze their way into a position of responsibility or trust that they do not deserve. Or they may go into a situation with good intentions, but when the heat is on they just can take it. Either way the results are the same, somebody else has to pick up slack because Mr. 10% is not shouldering the load. Usually the ones with good intentions realize that they are not cut out and remove themselves from the herd, but the other ones, the schemers will milk the system for all its worth and get away clean with a legitimate resume bullet that the average Joe could never dispute.

    Looks like i may be right in my claims that Medal inflations happened more often

    Wednesday, August 25, 2004

    More Proof of John Kerry's campaign's idiocy

    A journal entry Mr. Kerry wrote Dec. 11, however, raises questions about what really happened nine days earlier.
    "A cocky feeling of invincibility accompanied us up the Long Tau shipping channel because we hadn't been shot at yet, and Americans at war who haven't been shot at are allowed to be cocky,"

    Wait for it.......

    A Kerry campaign official, speaking on background, told The Washington Times yesterday that the "we" in the passage from Mr. Kerry's journal refers to "the crew on Kerry's first swift boat, operating as a crew" rather than Mr. Kerry himself.
    "John Kerry didn't yet have his own boat or crew on December 2," according to the aide. "Other members of the crew had been in Vietnam for some time and had been shot at and Kerry knew that at the time. However, the crew had not yet been fired on while they served together on PCF 44 under Lieutenant Kerry."

    Ok.. so where do i begin...

    this is maybe one of the worst answers i have heard this campaign ( a standard in constant flux) until i looked later in the article

    At a fund-raiser last night in Philadelphia, Mr. Kerry defended his anti-war activism upon his return from Vietnam, which also has come under attack by the Swift Boat Veterans, as "an act of conscience."
    "You can judge my character, incidentally, by that," he said.
    "Because when the time for moral crisis existed in this country, I wasn't taking care of myself, I was taking care of public policy," Mr. Kerry told his audience. "I was taking care of things that made a difference to the life of this nation. You may not have agreed with me, but I stood up and was counted, and that's the kind of president I'm going to be."

    So, the kind of President who uses forged testimony and fraudulent supporters

    good call John

    and for added stupidity

    The source said Swift Boat Veterans is considering sending a cease-and-desist letter to Mr. Kerry asking him not to contact their members anymore because it might be a violation of campaign-finance laws.

    Supreme Judicial Court -->WTF?!?!

    By THEO EMERY, Associated Press Writer

    BOSTON - A woman who agreed to have a child with her lesbian partner, but split up with the mother before the baby's birth, cannot be forced to pay child support, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday.

    The case predates the high court's November ruling legalizing gay marriage in Massachusetts. The court did not consider that decision in this case, saying it "stands on the same footing" as similar cases involving unmarried heterosexual couples who live together.

    No it doesn't

    Unmarried man knocks up his gf.. she leaves him or he leaves her he has to bend over and pay

    maybe you guys are gunshy about ruling by fiat

    Pssst Guys

    John Connors and the people who have tossed out legislation for a draft are by and large DEMOCRATS....

    so, saying you choose to register to vote for the democrats or (the republicans will win) and you get drafted fails to hold water

    but once again the AP has chimps working for it

    South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Joe Erwin said "it's a powerful piece" that is designed to grab the attention of potential voters.

    "I can understand why they think it's despicable, but, sorry, we really do need to get potential voters' attention," he said, adding that the mailing strives to let people know that "their vote impacts what our role in the war may be down the road."

    The Democratic Party is trying to recoup some of its losses in the 2002 elections that cost them the governor's mansion and a shot at replacing Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond with a Democrat. This year, the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings is up for grabs and voters will have to fill every seat in the General Assembly.

    A bill Hollings introduced before the Iraq war that calls for a draft has no co-sponsors and has gone nowhere.

    AP: proof Intelligence is not needed in Journalism

    Guthrie Publisher Lets Cartoon Use Song

    stick with me here

    With nary a jab thrown, Ludlow Music, the song's publisher, agreed in a settlement Tuesday to allow the cartoon — one of the biggest Internet draws of the summer — to keep using the song.

    In return, JibJab dropped a lawsuit against Ludlow that sought an order saying its use of the song was protected because it was a parody and "This Land" was in the public domain.

    Hmmm so settling means you LET some one do something,

    but wait folks it gets better

    LiCalsi said JibJab's version of the song wasn't protected under copyright law because it targeted the election rather than the song itself. Protection under the fair use clause of the law requires that copyrighted material be the subject of the parody, he said.

    JibJab's lawyers said Ludlow was misinterpreting the law and that the song in the cartoon clearly was a parody.

    "'This Land' is known as an iconic song about national unity, and the JibJab parody is predominantly about the lack of national unity at this time," said Fred von Lohmann, an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which represented JibJab

    if the idiotic argument actually made it to court i'd have to smack the judge

    Parody songs need similar sounding lyrics to make their humor

    if what LiCalsi said was true even weird al would be in court all the time

    Politicians 40 years ago had more class

    Forty-two years ago this spring, in April 1961, a young American president launched an amphibious invasion on a foreign shore. It was such a thorough failure that to this day the words "Bay of Pigs" are shorthand for "American military fiasco." The American-trained Cuban exiles who stormed the beaches of Cuba in hopes of liberating their homeland were, essentially, abandoned and left to die, denied the support they'd been promised by the U.S. government. Fidel Castro crushed them......

    Do you remember or know how Kennedy's partisan and political foes responded to the crisis?
    The Republican who'd lost the 1960 presidential election to Kennedy six months before and by less than a percentage point--and who had reason to believe that it may have been stolen--was invited to the White House. He didn't bring his resentments in his briefcase.

    From Richard Reeves's "President Kennedy": " 'It was the worst experience of my life,' Kennedy said of the Cuban fiasco . . . to, of all people, Richard Nixon. . . . Kennedy wanted the symbolic presence and public support of both political friends and foes to show the nation and the world that Americans were rallying around the president, right or wrong."

    Kennedy asked Nixon's advice. Nixon told him to do what he could to remove Castro and communism from Cuba. The meeting ended with Nixon telling JFK, "I will publicly support you to the hilt."

    Kennedy and Nixon that day achieved something like "the kinship of competitors." Mr. Reeves writes. Nixon was good as his word, supporting the president and refusing to attack him.

    Others did the same. New York's liberal governor Nelson Rockefeller and Arizona's conservative senator Barry Goldwater, both of whom thought they might run against Kennedy in the next election, met with him individually and gave the president their public support.

    So, Dick Nixon had more Class then Kerry and alot of the democrats of today have, but wait.. there is more
    But the most important backing Kennedy needed was that of his immediate predecessor, Dwight Eisenhower, who had led America through the previous eight years of relative peace and prosperity. He also knew something about amphibious invasions, as he had commanded the biggest in history, in June 1944, on the beaches of Normandy.
    Eisenhower was not amused by what had just happened to his country. Called to Camp David, he dined with Kennedy, and then together they toured the grounds. It was on this walk that Ike delivered a stinging reprimand in which he challenged Kennedy's judgment, knowledge and understanding of the world.....

    Surely their conversation at Camp David strongly suggests that neither Kennedy nor Eisenhower considered the latter compromised by events. Quite the opposite, in fact. "Mr. President," Ike questioned him, "before you approved this plan did you have everybody in front of you debating the thing so you got the pros and cons yourself and then made the decision, or did you see these people one at a time?" Kennedy did not directly answer, and then said he'd just approved a plan recommended by the CIA and the Joint Chiefs.

    Eisenhower challenged him: Had Kennedy changed any of the military plans? Yes, Kennedy said. How could you change plans after the Cuban exiles were already on their way to the beach? Kennedy said he was trying to keep U.S. involvement at a minimum, and meant to conceal that involvement in fears the Soviets would retaliate by moving on Berlin.

    From Eisenhower a verbal smack. "That is exactly the opposite of what would really happen. The Soviets follow their own plans, when they see any sign of weakness they show their strength." JFK said he'd been advised not to show America's hand. Eisenhower hit back: American support, training, materiel and leadership would immediately be obvious to everyone. "How could you expect the world to believe that we had nothing to do with it?" He told Kennedy when America resorts to arms, "it must be a success."

    Kennedy said that hereafter if he got into anything like this, "it is going to be a success."

    "Well I am glad to hear that," Eisenhower snapped.

    Now think at Clinton ( who at least hasn't outwardly opposed bush) and Carter who has done so as much as he can

    Are we getting discretion from our former presidents? No. Mr. Carter is often most critical when outside our country. A few months ago he received the Nobel Peace Prize, and the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Gunnar Berge, announced that the honor "can also be interpreted as a criticism" of the Bush administration. Mr. Carter not only accepted the award under these circumstances; he used his speech to subtly cast doubt on the administration's actions and intentions regarding Iraq. Mr. Carter tours Europe giving help to those who oppose the American government's intentions; at his home in Georgia, he tells a British tabloid he admires its "Not in My Name" campaign to increase world opposition to the U.S. government.

    Mr. Clinton, on the other hand, has taken to telling the world that "we should let Blix lead us to come together." Mr. Clinton calls Hans Blix, the chief U.N. weapons inspector, "a tough honest guy who is trying to find the truth." Does Mr. Clinton speak of the American president with such approbation? No. He treats President Bush with equal parts derision and faux sympathy.

    He has taken to offering virtually minute-by-minute play-by-play on the administration's decisions, usually on cable. He seems to enjoy putting himself forward as the current president's obvious superior. He is more thoughtful, more experienced. He speaks from a great height.

    Proof Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Howard Dean, John Kerry, Et. Al are no Jack Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller, Dwight Eisenhower, Or even Dick Nixon

    Next time you hear about nam in the election...

    "Enlisting in the Naval Reserves is not very different from
    enlisting in the National Guard. The big difference is that John
    Kerry happened to get sent to Vietnam and George Bush did not. But
    those decisions were made by people far above them in the military
    chain of command."-Thomas Sowell

    People running political campaigns are stupid-Editorial

    George Bush has a lawyer who worked for Swift boat veterans for truth.

    This is an act of prime idiocy that either the campaign or Lawyer dropped the ball on. but i want to move on to the subject right now of why people running political campaigns are morons who should be lined up in a ditch and given a Stalinesqe treatment

    for the genepool people.

    Dick Morris has commented that both these campaigns are running badly, and it may come down to who does the least bad job, and on a day like today i am more and more realizing his sage wisdom

    John Kerry is demanding Bush specifically condem the attacks against him, thats fine John but how about the Attacks you made against Bush's guard service first ( and while most of the heavy lifting was done by other groups you yourself said their were "serious questions")

    You also compaired folks in the National Guard to people who ran to Canada. you *DO* realize folks in the guard fought in nam right John? folks in the guard even got C.M.H while fighting in Vietnam.

    So John, do you think people will forget this? do you think the pro-bush 527s will let them?

    this is why the strategy your undertaking makes you look like a whiner, a whiner whose ideas are "foriegn leaders like me better then bush, so thats why my ideas will work."

    ummmmmmm Yeah John, saying people like me better is a good way to win an election. It is also a good way to pick up women in a bar.

    Now, the bush campaign has responded to this idiocy correctly but let me go over a laundry list of astondingly stupid things Bush has done.

    #1) "Mission accomplished" this is number one for the simple reason that it was, without a doubt, the single worst idea i have seen in my life time. If a bullet was in the back of the last guy who was a serious resister in iraq, then sure roll that out. But putting that banner out confused people to the message "End of major combat operations" oh the war is over.... Nope thats not what he said but thats why we have seen the sledge hammer of the news against him.
    #2) "Its secrecy stupid." hey george, remember restoring "Honor and integrity to the white house?". Secret Commissions ( Hillary Care/Cheney Energy) sure go a long way to making you look like an above board leader. Ask Bill how well refusing to disclose documents of the health care task force worked for him.
    #3) Its about Ideas; Where are they? Kerry doesn't really have any and neither do you. All your arguing is "don't change dresses in the middle of a stream" thats good to keep the faithful, but people don't win elections by keeping the faithful.. they win by conversion.
    #4) Fiscal COnservatism: Dude you've raised more across the board then clinton. You may have been playing some reopolitik to get your agenda passed. but you have been a big government man yourself. You can't play the tax and spend card on Kerry because your a Spend and Spend More republican.
    #5)North Korea: They have Nukes George, lets open with that. Your trying to buy them off. How well did that work for Clinton, thats right it didn't. But CLinton at least made it look pretty the shake down, you've made it look very unweildy. it plays into the bush=moron argument.
    #6)Incest isn't best: Ya know and i know all the top dogs in republican circles have been around since Tricky Dick. thats why Swift Boat has been a double edged sword for you. You need to promote some new blood into republican party elite. that was part of your big "compassionate conservatism" spiel.
    #7)Not reaching out. You and Kerry are both under the delusion of polarization. in 2002 the republicans won because they were clearly for something, and they went to sell it to everyone. in 2004 it is a heck of alot more murkey.
    #8)Minority reach out: your for it thats good, your making an effort thats better. What your doing is sucking. You can talk about how more black households had two parents before the "great society" how more went to church. you can ask as FDR did "What has the democratic party done for you, and what have they done to you." you seem afraid of your shadow and sadly politically correct.
    #9) you tried to suck up to the NYT .... WHy?
    and the last item on my list

    #10) President Vacation: Ya know another president who took alot of vacations, Jimmy Carter. that did him a real good job now didn't it.

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    Tuesday, August 24, 2004

    More Kerry Errors

    Kerry's Puzzling Silver Star Citations -=- H M Holzer and E Holzer -=- FrontPageMagazine.com -=- 24Aug04

    Having sowed the wind by carefully crafting his tour of duty in Vietnam as a campaign gimmick, John Kerry is now reaping the whirlwind. He has seen virtually everything about his four months in country challenged with provable eyewitness accounts backed by sworn affidavits: the “wounds” which never required hospitalization or lost time, for which he finagled three Purple Hearts; his Bronze Star with a combat “V” for “heroically” rescuing a special forces soldier who was about to be pulled from the water by a nearby Swift boat, the man in danger, perhaps, of drowning but not under hostile fire; his “gallantry” for back-shooting an enemy soldier, for which he was awarded the Nation’s third-highest decoration, the Silver Star.

    Now, on the heels of yet another revelation—that Kerry’s DD 214 (“Report of Transfer or Separation”), displayed on his website, shows his Silver Star embellished with an unauthorized “V” for valor—which makes it facially false and at variance with official government records (see our article, John Kerry’s Mysterious Combat “V”)—it has come to light that his Silver Star award is fraught with other peculiarities.

    Hey anyone remember the Admiral ( or was it General) who offed himself over questions from an unauthorized valor marker?

    Citation 1

    By now, a key incident for which Kerry obtained the Silver Star is well known: He shot a fleeing enemy soldier in the back, presumably acting, in the words of the statute, with “gallantry.” We have reproduced in its entirety that portion of the citation which is significantly different from Citations 2 and 3.




    The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to




    for service as set forth in the following:


    " * * * . . . Patrol Craft Fast 23 and 94 moved upstream to investigate an area from which gunshots were coming. Arriving at the area, Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY's craft received a B-40 rocket close aboard. Once again Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY ordered his units to charge the enemy positions and summoned Patrol Craft Fast 43 to the area to provide additional firepower. Patrol Craft Fast 94 then beached in the center of the enemy positions and an enemy soldier sprang up from his position not ten feet from Patrol Craft Fast 94 and fled. Without hesitation Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY leaped ashore, pursued the man behind a hootch and killed him, capturing a B-40 rocket launcher with a round in the chamber. Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY then led an assault party and conducted a sweep of the area while the Patrol Craft Fast continued to provide fire support. After the enemy had been completely routed, all personnel returned to the Patrol Craft Fast to withdraw from the area.” * * * (Emphasis added).

    For the President

    /s/ E R Zumwalt

    E.R. ZUMWALT, Jr.

    Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy

    Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam

    Citation 2 (Asterisks refer to eliminated repetitive material)



    The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to

    Lieutenant (junior grade) John Forbes KERRY

    United States Naval Reserve

    for service as set forth in the following:


    * * * On a request from U.S. Army advisors on shore, Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY ordered PCF’s 94 and 23 further up river to suppress enemy sniper fire. After proceeding approximately eight hundred yards, the boats were again taken under fire from a heavily foliated area and a B-40 rocket exploded close aboard PCF 94. With utter disregard for his own safety and the enemy rockets, he again ordered a charge on the enemy, beached his own boat only ten feet from the VC rocket position, and personally led a landing party ashore in pursuit of the enemy. Upon sweeping the area, an immediate search uncovered an enemy rest and supply area which was destroyed.” * * * (Emphasis added).

    For the President,

    /s/ John J Hyland


    Admiral, U.S. Navy

    Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet

    Citation 3



    The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the SILVER STAR MEDAL to



    For service as set forth in the following


    * * * After proceeding approximately eight hundred yards, the boats were again taken under fire from a heavily foliated area and a B-40 rocket exploded close aboard PCF 94: with utter disregard for his own safety and the enemy rockets, he again ordered a charge on the enemy, beached his boat only ten feet from the VC rocket position, and personally led a landing party ashore in pursuit of the enemy. Upon sweeping the area an immediate search uncovered an enemy rest and supply area which was destroyed. * * * (Emphasis added).

    For the President,

    /s/ John Lehman

    Secretary of the Navy

    All three citations are undated.

    Citation alterations

    According to Citation 1—apparently prepared soon after the February 28, 1969 episode it describes and laced with the accolades “expertly,” “without hesitation,” “devotion to duty,” “courage under fire” and “outstanding leadership”—three PCFs came under fire, returned it, and embarked indigenous troops onto the shore. Kerry’s boat and another then moved upstream, where “Kerry’s craft received a B-40 rocket close aboard” (i.e., it missed). He beached the boat and “an enemy soldier sprang up from his position . . . and fled” (i.e., turned and ran). Kerry “pursued the man behind a hootch and killed him” (i.e., Kerry chased a man running away, lugging a rocket launcher), and apparently shot him in the back—although we can’t know because there was no witness, let alone the recommended two. (Incidentally, no one else in that episode was awarded a Silver Star).

    Although Citation 2 also is undated, we can still ascertain when it was issued. Kerry’s first citation was for action on February 28, 1969, so Citation 2 had to be issued some time after that, but probably not immediately. Citation 2 was signed by Admiral John J. Hyland, as Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, who no longer served in that capacity after December 5, 1970. Thus, Kerry’s second citation had to have been issued some time between February 29, 1969 (following Citation 1) and December 5, 1970 (when Hyland was no longer CINCPAC). Significantly, Kerry left Vietnam in “early 1969” (his website’s timeline) and was separated from service on March 1, 1970. This means that it is likely Citation 2 was issued some time in the almost two years after his departure from Vietnam but before late 1970—when he was back in the United States.

    Describing the February 28, 1969 incident, Citation 2—considerably shorter than Citation 1, but including the accolades “utter disregard for his own safety,” “daring and courageous” and “extraordinary daring and personal courage”—presents a very different picture because of a significant omission. This time, it seems, Kerry “led a landing party ashore in pursuit of the enemy. Upon sweeping the area, an immediate search uncovered an enemy rest and supply area which was destroyed.” Vanished is the enemy soldier of Citation 1, springing up from ten feet away, carrying a rocket launcher, turning, running behind a hut, and being back-shot by Kerry. Indeed, in Citation 2’s version, there were no enemy soldiers jumping out of spider holes. Most important, gone is any implication that the current presidential candidate shot an unarmed enemy soldier in the back.

    Citation 2 raises two important and intriguing questions. First, why would Kerry bother to have a second citation issued? The obvious answer is that he wanted to expunge from the record that he had shot a fleeing enemy soldier in the back. Another possible explanation, speculative though plausible, is found in the relative ranks held by Admirals Zumwalt and Hyland at that time. Zumwalt had “only” three stars, Hyland four. The politically ambitious Kerry, in a ploy (see below) that he may have repeated later in his career, could well have sought to upgrade his citation from three stars to four (especially since, at that time, it was questionable whether a three-star admiral had the authority to issue a Silver Star).

    The other important and intriguing question is how a lieutenant (junior grade), far down on the totem pole and then separated from service, could have induced an active duty four-star admiral, not only to reissue a citation for the Nation’s third-highest award, but to rewrite it by sanitizing Kerry’s killing of a fleeing enemy soldier. Unfortunately, Admiral Hyland is dead, so we can’t ask him. But there is someone else we can ask: the senior senator from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy. Why Kennedy? Because at the time the sanitized Citation 2 was issued, Kerry and Kennedy were pals. For example, there is a photograph of the two taking a stroll together on April 21, 1971, not long after Citation 2 was issued. The photo’s caption reads: “Senator Ted Kennedy and John Kerry discuss the Supreme Court injunction against Vietnam veterans sleeping on the Mall and whether the vets ought to risk violating it. Washington, D.C., April 21, 1971.” (The photo is at www.vietnamwar.com/JohnKerrySilverStar.htm).

    Citation 3, like Citations 1 and 2, is undated. But, again, we can narrow the time frame, since it was signed by John Lehman as Secretary of the Navy. Lehman served from February1981 to April 1987—long after Kerry left Vietnam, long after he was separated from service, and during Kerry’s tenure as a United States Senator.

    While it is not difficult to understand why Kerry apparently sought and obtained a sanitized second version of his Silver Star citation, at first glance it is not so easy to surmise why Kerry went after yet a third citation, this time from Lehman (especially because the third citation is word-for-word, in every important respect, the same as the second). One theory dovetails with what may well have motivated him, at least in part, to prefer Hyland’s imprimatur over Zumwald’s. Kerry, now a senator, may have been trying to upgrade his award, issued by a couple of “mere” admirals, to one issued by the Secretary of the Navy.

    So why can such additions/corrections be added to citations you ask?

    Whatever the reason—and only Kerry and the Navy Department, and perhaps Kennedy, know the truth—Hyland’s Citation 2 and Lehman’s Citation 3 would have had to satisfy the requirement of Title 10, Section 1552, of the United States Code, subsection (a) (1), which provides that “The Secretary of a military department may correct any military record of the Secretary’s department when the Secretary considers it necessary to correct an error or remove an injustice.” Subsection (b) provides that “No correction may be made . . . unless the claimant . . . files a request for the correction within three years after he discovers the error or injustice. However, a board . . . may excuse a failure to file within three years after discovery if it finds it to be in the interest of justice.”(Emphasis added).

    This means that in order to obtain Citation 2, Kerry would have had to prove that there was an “error” in Citation 1 and/or that the existence of that citation somehow constituted an “injustice.” Was the error in Citation 1 that he had shot the enemy soldier in the back, or that it was somehow an injustice to Kerry for the citation to say so?

    As to obtaining Citation 3, there are two problems for Kerry. First, since it is virtually identical with Citation 2, there could be no error or injustice. Second, even if arguably there were, since the three-year statute of limitations had passed by the time Lehman was in office, in order for Kerry to obtain the correction, he would have had to prove that correcting Citation 2 was “in the interest of justice.”

    An Army officer formerly in the Pentagon’s “awards and decorations” hierarchy for many years, explains the amendment process for military citations this way:

    In the Army, and up until the 1980's, decorations for valor and heroism as well as service and achievement were published on general orders by the commander vested with the approval authority to act in finality on a recommendation. * * * The general orders contained a citation (reason) for the award. The recipient of the decoration also received a certificate which contained the citation or a certificate and a separate citation. The wording of the citation whether it was on the certificate or a separate document was lifted or copied from the general order.

    The approved method of changing or correcting a general order once it had been issued was in the form of an amendment and there was a prescribed format for issuing an amendment on a later general order. The method voiding a previously issued general order was through a revocation and it too had a prescribed format. Most amendments were issued to correct personal data or dates on the original general order, but seldom were amendments issued to correct the citation or reason for the award. If the citation or reason for the decoration as it appeared in the original general order required a change or correction, it was accomplished through the issuance of an amendment. In this unlikely event (amendment of the citation/reason), a new certificate containing the corrected citation or a separate document containing the corrected citation/reason would be issued to the recipient. Amendatory general orders were almost always issued by the headquarters who issued the original general orders, however, amendments could also be issued by a higher headquarters; most often by Headquarters Department of the Army. This was especially true of revocations.

    (a front page article in my email gave me the above citation issue)

    and of course the swifties are all lying right



    **World Exclusive**

    Dem presidential hopeful John Kerry personally phoned anti-Kerry swift boat vets, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

    Kerry reached out to Robert "Friar Tuck" Brant Cdr., USN (RET) Sunday night, just hours after former Sen. Bob Dole publicly challenged Kerry to apologize to veterans.

    Brant was skipper of the #96 and # 36 boat and spent time with Kerry in An Thoi. Kerry and Brant slept in the same quarters, and Brant used to put Kerry back to bed at night when Kerry was sleepwalking.

    Brant received a call from Kerry at his home in Virginia while he was watching the Olympics on TV.

    The call lasted 10 minutes, sources tell DRUDGE.

    KERRY: "Why are all these swift boat guys opposed to me?"

    BRANT: "You should know what you said when you came back, the impact it had on the young sailors and how it was disrespectful of our guys that were killed over there."

    [Brant had two men killed in battle.]

    KERRY: "When we dedicated swift boat one in '92, I said to all the swift guys that I wasn't talking about the swifties, I was talking about all the rest of the veterans."

    Kerry then asked if he could meet Brant ["You were one of the best"] -- man to man -- face to face.

    Brant declined the invite, explaining that Kerry was obviously not prepared to correct the record on exactly what happened during Vietnam and what happened when Kerry came back.


    of course they are John

    Kerry's campaign now says is possible first Purple Heart was awarded for unintentional self-inflicted wound!

    Kerry received Purple Heart for wounds suffered on 12/2/68...

    In Kerry's own journal written 9 days later, he writes he and his crew, quote, 'hadn't been shot at yet'... Developing...


    Wait wait, aren't they all liars

    i am confused