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John Kerry: forged in the fires of Vietnam (barf alert, has 1 good quote)
Asia News via Yahoo ^ | 1/28/03 | unknown

Posted on 02/09/2004 12:42:13 PM PST by GailA

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To: TheSpottedOwl; js1138
"Also check for posts where he 'admitted' to being a war criminal"

That was when he blamed it on the Free Fire Zone, right? I haven't been keeping up with all the Kerry threads...don't think my blood pressure could handle them anyway.

51 posted on 02/09/2004 2:25:20 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: NorCoGOP
"Uh, wasn't he an officer? That's different than 'enlisting' - he was 'commissioned'..."

Yeah he was an officer. Puff piece. The media is never gonna bring up the truth about him. Looks like it's gonna be up to us. I hate the media.

52 posted on 02/09/2004 2:30:28 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: dirtboy
His face was forged by something CORRUGATED. Yikes! Slept-in linen isn't as wrinkled as Senator Shar-Pei.
53 posted on 02/09/2004 3:10:35 PM PST by Ann Archy
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To: cake_crumb
"Uh, wasn't he an officer? That's different than 'enlisting' - he was 'commissioned'..."

Technically, Kerry did enlist but odds are that his admission to OCS was locked in before he signed the enlistment contract.
54 posted on 02/09/2004 4:15:03 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: INSENSITIVE GUY
http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york200401220835.asp
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The Two John Kerrys
Will we get the populist or the lord of special interests?
by Doug Ireland

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/04/11/news-ireland.php

http://www.contumacy.org/bbs/index.pl?noframes;read=25318

The publication Congressional Quarterly examined 119 recorded votes held in 2003 in which the president had taken a position. CQ found that Kerry was present for just 28 percent of those votes. In contrast, Kerry's colleague from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy, was present for 97 percent of the votes.

When Kerry showed up, he did indeed vote against the president a significant number of times. In 2003, according to CQ, Kerry sided against the president 70 percent of the time. Kennedy, usually viewed as the gold standard of liberal orthodoxy, voted against Bush 53 percent of the time.

55 posted on 02/09/2004 4:36:11 PM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: GailA
Birds of a feather, stay together!
56 posted on 02/09/2004 5:08:11 PM PST by Milligan (Kerry is Scary!)
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To: cake_crumb
Why? Because Dems are good doers. They helped the Vets get out of a terrible war in Vietnam. They carried them out one by one. Now, the Dems are trying to call on those vets to see this present war on terrorism just as unjust like Vietnam. Kerry will be their savior because he will tell the big guys off. Kerry is the common guy and out for the little guy. It's a Massachusetts thing.
57 posted on 02/09/2004 5:25:30 PM PST by Milligan (Kerry is Scary!)
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To: GailA
It was to become a defining experience in the life of the 60-year-old US senator .......

Yes, I think it was, and I think it broke him.
I think the experience shattered him and left a pathetic whiner occupying the skin of a brave soldier.

The political John Kerry is the antithesis of the military John Kerry.

So9

59 posted on 02/09/2004 8:10:01 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (Goldwater Republican)
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To: smith288
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v03/n1744/a10.html URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v03/n1744/a10.html Newshawk: chip Pubdate: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 Source: Charlotte Observer (NC) Copyright: 2003 The Charlotte Observer Contact: opinion@charlotteobserver.com Website: http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/78

CANDIDATES UNABASHED BY PAST POT USE

Presidential Watch

( AP ) - The question during the debate, held in front of an audience of twenty-somethings in Boston, was inevitable. The answers showed how much the times have changed.

"Which of you are ready to admit to having used marijuana in the past?" Anderson Cooper, the moderator of Tuesday's "Rock the Vote" debate on CNN, asked eight of the nine Democratic presidential candidates. ( Rep. Dick Gephardt was not there. )

"Yes," said Sen. John Kerry, leading off.

"Yes," said Sen. John Edwards.

"Yes," said former Gov. Howard Dean.

None of these three baby boomer candidates said anything beyond their short, declarative affirmations. The implication of their answers seemed to be, "Yeah, so what?"

In fact, the defensive answers tended to come from those replying in the negative.

"No," said Rep. Dennis Kucinich. "But I think it ought to be decriminalized." >{? "I grew up in the church," said the Rev. Al Sharpton. "We didn't believe in that."

"Well, you know, I have a reputation for giving unpopular answers at Democratic debates," said Sen. Joe Lieberman. "I never used marijuana. Sorry!"

The next day's news coverage of the debate focused on the attacks on Dean for his references to appealing to people who fly the Confederate flag. The admissions of marijuana smoking by three of the Democratic candidates for president were largely ignored. -- NEW YORK TIMES

Gephardt asks staff to take a pay cut

Democratic presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt, facing a huge cash disadvantage against Howard Dean, has asked his senior staff to take a pay cut."We want to make sure we spend the bulk of our resources in the early states on the ground and on the air," said campaign manager Steve Murphy. - -- ASSOCIATED PRESS

Kerry backs UMass effort to grow pot

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry supports the University of Massachusetts' effort to grow marijuana for medical research. The University of Mississippi is the only legal grower of marijuana for research. Kerry and fellow Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy say that amounts to an "unjustifiable monopoly."

"The current lack of such competition may well result in the production of lower-quality research-grade marijuana, which in turn jeopardizes important research into the therapeutic effects of marijuana for patients undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from AIDS, glaucoma or other diseases," Kerry and Kennedy wrote in a letter to the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration dated Oct. 20. . -- ASSOCIATED PRESS

http://www.rollingstone.com/features/nationalaffairs/featuregen.asp?pid=2454

60 posted on 02/09/2004 10:57:28 PM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: GailA
I was forced to carry an M-16 to serve that policy," he tells campaign rallies.

He wasn't forced to do anything! Has he conveniently forgotten that he enlisted? Forced would be if he was drafted against his will.

61 posted on 02/09/2004 11:09:16 PM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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