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Kerry's finger (John Kerry flips a bird in front of children)
Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2004 | Greg Pierce

Posted on 06/02/2004 3:09:08 AM PDT by Brandon

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:15:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

"Democratic senator and certain presidential nominee John F. Kerry, gave the middle finger to a Vietnam veteran at the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Memorial Day morning," NewsMax.com reported yesterday.

"Ted Sampley, a former Green Beret who served two full tours in Vietnam, spotted Kerry and his Secret Service detail at about 9 a.m. Monday morning at the Wall. Sampley walked up to Kerry, extended his hand and said, 'Senator, I am Ted Sampley, the head of Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, and I am here to escort you away from the Wall because you do not belong here.'


(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; tedsampley
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I did a search, but couldn't find it. Sorry if it's a duplicate.
1 posted on 06/02/2004 3:09:08 AM PDT by Brandon
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To: Brandon

It looks like he's about to give his now infamous one-finger salute to the country.

2 posted on 06/02/2004 3:15:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Brandon

Profanity and now the finger. I guess crassness is a sought after quality for the Dems.


3 posted on 06/02/2004 3:15:26 AM PDT by visualops ("I....haven't got any bones.".."Nonsense, nonsense. You'd fall down without them.")
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To: Brandon
I wonder if this will get as much airtime as Bush's "Clymer" remark...

No, I don't.

4 posted on 06/02/2004 3:18:58 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Brandon

Surely with ALL the reporters around, there had to be one picture...at least one! ANYONE???


5 posted on 06/02/2004 3:19:48 AM PDT by gljones
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To: Brandon

6 posted on 06/02/2004 3:21:29 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What's with the "Tour" logo? Sheesh.
This is a Presidential election, not a rock concert.


7 posted on 06/02/2004 3:21:51 AM PDT by visualops ("I....haven't got any bones.".."Nonsense, nonsense. You'd fall down without them.")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Kerry was givin him the California howdy. Just like Jethro!!!!!!!!!!! As usual, he will get a pass from the media whores.


8 posted on 06/02/2004 3:22:57 AM PDT by doosee
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To: Brandon

The WashTimes is reporting it! Interesting. Big thread on this yesterday, from a NewsMax article.


9 posted on 06/02/2004 3:24:15 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (hoplophobia is a mental aberration rather than a mere attitude)
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To: Brandon

NewsMax.com had this first and I was skeptical. NewsMax was right. I won't be so quick to doubt them again.


10 posted on 06/02/2004 3:26:29 AM PDT by samtheman (www.georgewbush.com)
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To: samtheman

They're just reporting that NewsMax reported it. No confirmation, as I see it.


11 posted on 06/02/2004 3:27:07 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (hoplophobia is a mental aberration rather than a mere attitude)
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To: Brandon
"Just then, Kerry, in front of the schoolchildren, other visitors and Secret Service agents, brazenly 'flashed the bird' at Sampley and then yelled out to everyone, 'Sampley is a felon!'

Jeez. The finger and a "Sampley is a felon!"?? Way to defend yourself, John! Way to show your impeccable class!

12 posted on 06/02/2004 3:27:21 AM PDT by Captain Rabbit (<---------Too sexy for my shirt)
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To: gljones
"Surely with ALL the reporters around, there had to be one picture...at least one! ANYONE???

The only one, somehow got ketchup on it, and is useless.
Kinda like sKerry! ! ! !

13 posted on 06/02/2004 3:27:22 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Never forget 9/11. Thank You to our Military, Police& Firefighters for keeping our Country FREE! ! !)
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To: FreedomPoster

we need a photo....


14 posted on 06/02/2004 3:29:52 AM PDT by gortklattu
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To: Brandon
McCain repeatedly offended POW families at a Senate POW hearing

?

McCain WAS a POW... how did he allegedly offend these families?

15 posted on 06/02/2004 3:30:07 AM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I see Kerry is now copying Dubya's Interstate 2004 logo. What an a-hole. By the way, that star logo on Kerry's t-shirts is almost identical to the logo that is ony my daughter's Aaron Carter cd!! What a wuss!!!


16 posted on 06/02/2004 3:34:51 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (We are the Orkin Men and the cockroaches are now being fumigated.)
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To: gortklattu

Agreed.

Here's the thread on the NewsMax article:

Kerry 'Flips Off' Vietnam Vet (He has no shame)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1145416/posts


17 posted on 06/02/2004 3:36:06 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (hoplophobia is a mental aberration rather than a mere attitude)
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To: Brandon

18 posted on 06/02/2004 3:38:36 AM PDT by Leisler (Democrats 2004. Kool-Aid and Kerry.)
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To: xm177e2
McCain WAS a POW... how did he allegedly offend these families?

McCain was a POW, but after becoming a US Senator political necessity - normalization of relations with Viet Nam - became more important than the POWs.
20 posted on 06/02/2004 3:46:10 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: visualops
What's with the "Tour" logo? Sheesh. This is a Presidential election, not a rock concert.

He's really trying to suck in the not-old-enough-to-be-smart (conservative) crowd.

21 posted on 06/02/2004 3:46:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: FreedomPoster

Check #224 on this thread. a freeper said they heard Sampley on the radio confirming the basic facts.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1145416/posts?q=1&&page=201


22 posted on 06/02/2004 3:46:51 AM PDT by Brandon
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Bump!


23 posted on 06/02/2004 3:47:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Brandon

Real classy John Kerry! First the effin word and now the one finger salute.....I'm baffled how anyone could want this tasteless moron in the White House!


24 posted on 06/02/2004 3:50:34 AM PDT by Arpege92 (There are no more political simpletons in the world today other than European Leftist -Yossi Halevi)
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To: Brandon

Yes, saw that. But we really need more independent confirmation, preferably a picture. There's also a post in that thread, linking to a letter on wintersoldier.com


25 posted on 06/02/2004 3:50:37 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (hoplophobia is a mental aberration rather than a mere attitude)
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To: Brandon

Here, scroll down to Tony Snesko's letter.

http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/index.php?topic=Letters


26 posted on 06/02/2004 3:52:24 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (hoplophobia is a mental aberration rather than a mere attitude)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

is that a closed fist in the air communist salute he is giving?


27 posted on 06/02/2004 3:59:14 AM PDT by newsgatherer
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To: FreedomPoster
Only two AP photos posted on the AP Photo page of Kerry at the Vietnam memorial. This seems to be miscaptioned. He seems to be pointing in an accusing manner.


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites), D-Mass., points toward supporters as he leaves the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on Monday, May 31, 2004. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

28 posted on 06/02/2004 4:02:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: newsgatherer

Ha! A little slip-up.


29 posted on 06/02/2004 4:04:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How dare he use one of our Military ships for a campaign prop! How come he can and Dubya can't...silly me, I can answer my own question...DOUBLE STANDARDS!


30 posted on 06/02/2004 4:04:38 AM PDT by GailA (hanoi john kerry, I'm for the death penalty, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: Arpege92

Why so baffled that people would want this classless moron in the White House? After 2 tours with x42, nothing will baffle me in regards to morals and politics.


31 posted on 06/02/2004 4:08:11 AM PDT by aardvark1 (You can't have everything...where would you put it? --Steven Wright)
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To: visualops

The sad part is that this sort of behavior is actually appealing to many members of the 60's "up yours attitude" generation.

If this is how Kerry reacts to some activist, what's he going to do when Saudi Arabia's defacto ruler, Crown Prince Abdullah, tells him the Saudis are going to cut oil production?


32 posted on 06/02/2004 4:12:36 AM PDT by bobjam
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gee, that interstate sign looks familiar.
33 posted on 06/02/2004 4:12:56 AM PDT by rabidralph (EPIC=Extra Pretty in Color)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL... nice lensflare. Looks like somebody at johnkerry.com recently discovered photoshop.


34 posted on 06/02/2004 4:13:48 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: aardvark1

Didn't we try a vulgar socialist with a bad temper before?


35 posted on 06/02/2004 4:16:00 AM PDT by alrea
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To: Brandon
John "Flippin'" Kerry!
36 posted on 06/02/2004 4:18:53 AM PDT by atomicpossum (I give up! Entropy, you win!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; hchutch; hellinahandcart; dighton

Is that an image of Kerry calling our troops war criminals before supporting them? Or is he supporting our troops before he calls them war criminals? I can never get that straight...


37 posted on 06/02/2004 4:24:05 AM PDT by Poohbah (Four thousand throats may be cut in a single night by a running man -- Kahless the Unforgettable)
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To: xm177e2

By callling them liars and freaks, that's how.


38 posted on 06/02/2004 4:28:30 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Brandon

Sampley was the guy who confronted Kerry and leads Vietnam Veterans against Kerry. I doubt he was "confirming" it because he was likely the individual who informed NewsMax in the first place.


39 posted on 06/02/2004 4:29:52 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: GailA

The amazing thing is that during WW2, FDR accepted the nomination for his party on board a US Navy ship.


40 posted on 06/02/2004 4:30:54 AM PDT by mware
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To: Brandon

Gee, I didn't hear anything about this on CNN, so it can't possibly be true.

 

41 posted on 06/02/2004 4:33:07 AM PDT by Fintan (Fight the war at home & support our troops...turn off your TV)
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To: GailA; mware

That is a photo of Kerry's campaign kick-off which was held at Patriot's point in Charleston, SC. The ship in the background is the USS Yorktown (CV-10) which is a museum piece. Patriot's Point is operated by a private foundation and raises money for the operation of the museum by charging admission. The Kerry Campaign had to pay for that photo-op, and I hope it was enough to keep The Point operating for a good long time.


42 posted on 06/02/2004 4:39:23 AM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: xm177e2

"McCain WAS a POW... how did he allegedly offend these families?"

McCain makes it a habit of offending people.


43 posted on 06/02/2004 4:46:10 AM PDT by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU, I trust this post will make you sick)
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To: Brandon

The man has a real Freudian obsession with the "F" word, doesn't he? Maybe Thereza is frigid or he's just missing that 20-something he sent off to Africa after they were found out?


44 posted on 06/02/2004 4:49:39 AM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: Brandon

It was posted under its original link to NewsMax. But it's nice to see that Washington Times has picked it up.


45 posted on 06/02/2004 4:51:08 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Brandon

Priceless.


46 posted on 06/02/2004 4:52:40 AM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: xm177e2
FYI, there was a Senate investigation into POW's still being held in Vietnam - which was chaired by messrs McCain & KERRY.

These two scum-sucking maggots did everything in their power to discount all reports, sightings and PHOTOGRAPHS of our boys still being held by the commies. These pukes deep-sixed the senate 'investigation' from the get go.

Thereafter they led the effort to NORMALIZE relations with communist Vietnam. And after we normalized relations, KERRY'S B-I-L closed a multi-million dollar contract with communist Vietnam. Some coincidence, huh!

There are also 'stories' of McCainiac collaborating with the NVA to get preferential medical treatment for his wounds when captured - unlike Adm James Stockdale1 who was brutally torture while a POW almost daily.

1 - Remember Stockdale as Perot's VEEP candidate? He was derided by the MSM a loon.

47 posted on 06/02/2004 4:54:05 AM PDT by Condor51 (Leftists Are Moral and Intellectual Parasites)
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To: Brandon
John F Kerry

John F'ing Kerry

John Finger Kerry

John Flippin Kerry

That middle initial sure does have various meanings, now doesn't it?

48 posted on 06/02/2004 4:57:07 AM PDT by eeriegeno
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To: FreedomPoster; All

Rush was also talking about it yesterday on his show


49 posted on 06/02/2004 4:57:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Abbeville Conservative
I see Kerry is now copying Dubya's Interstate 2004 logo. What an a-hole. By the way, that star logo on Kerry's t-shirts is almost identical to the logo that is ony my daughter's Aaron Carter cd!! What a wuss!!!

Since when have liberals ever shown originality?

50 posted on 06/02/2004 5:00:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
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