Skip to comments.Hanoi T-shirt sales funding campaign
Posted on 08/21/2004 1:18:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Presidential candidate John Kerry can count on the support of at least one group of Vietnam Veterans and they're still in Vietnam.
Following Kerry's denunciation of the ad by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, criticizing him for exaggerating his war record, a group of former U.S. soldiers gathered in Hanoi to express their support for Kerry and to call President Bush a "draft dodger" for his service in the Texas Air National Guard during the war. And they were selling T-shirts to tourists to raise money for Kerry's campaign.
The $5 shirts sport a picture of President Bush with a line crossed through it and have "Americans Overseas for Kerry" emblazoned across the front. The proceeds are earmarked for donation to the Kerry campaign.
"The first day they came in, we had a stack at a cafe and were examining them, and four Japanese tourists asked if they could buy them," said Chuck Searcy, an Athens, Georgia, veteran who served in Vietnam for one year.
Searcy, who has lived and worked in Vietnam for nine years, is a representative of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
"It's an effort on the part of a few of us to bring some attention to Kerry's war record to counter some of the allegations and some of the lies being made of his service in Vietnam," he told Reuters.
Searcy said arrangements for printing the shirts were made by Larry Holzman, a Hanoi-based American who runs DTK International, a non-profit organization that markets condoms and contraceptives in Vietnam.
"We had very serious disagreements among ourselves about the war," Searcy told Associated Press in criticism of the ads, "but the creed was that we never spoke ill of another veteran. That ethic has been violated in this election, and it's pretty shameful."
The Swift Boat Veterans would probably agree. In their second ad, a young John Kerry appears on behalf of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in April 1971, testifying that his fellow troops in Vietnam "had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country."
According to the May 19, 1997, Viet Nam News, Searcy was part of a contingent of former members of VVAW, who came to Hanoi to honor Ho Chi Minh and to mark the 30th anniversary of VVAW's founding which fell on the North Vietnamese communist leader's birthday.
The new blockbuster, Unfit for Service, notes that Kerry also praised Ho Chi Minh in 1971, comparing him to George Washington.
U.S. veterans of the Vietnam war, John Lancater (L), Andre Sauvageeot (2nd L), Phil Karber (2nd R) and Chuck Searcy (R), wear T-shirts in support of the U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry , in Hanoi August 21, 2004. With the U.S. presidential race taking a decidedly bitter turn over John Kerry's Vietnam war record, U.S. veterans in Hanoi are selling T-shirts supporting his run for the White House. REUTERS/Kham
Doesn't that violate the prohibition on foreign donations in any Presidential Election Campaign?
You''l hurl PING!
...in Hanoi, no less.
Class. Pure class. </sarcasm>
TRAITORS ONE AND ALL....
"Doesn't that violate the prohibition on foreign donations in any Presidential Election Campaign?"
Carl, looks like you could get a good story about this.
Jon, do you know much about FEC law? How would one file a complaint with the FEC?
Can someone tell me exactly how to post a picture? I have one I received in an email I would like to post.
"American's Overseas"!They are not real American's and i refuse to accept them as such.Also,the communists to protest at the GOP convention,SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO!
Kerry's World: Father Knows Best***As early as prep school, John Kerry showed signs that he shared his father's suspicions about America's cold war foreign policy. In a debate at St. Paul's in the late '50s, he argued that the United States should establish relations with Red China. During his junior year at Yale, he won a speech prize for an oration warning, "It is the specter of Western Imperialism that causes more fear among Africans and Asians than communism, and thus it is self-defeating." And, when he was tapped to deliver a graduation speech in 1966, he used the occasion to condemn U.S. involvement in Vietnam, intoning, "What was an excess of isolationism has become an excess of interventionism." ***
The easiest way to do it is just put the link in a post and I'll add the stuff to make it show. I've tried to explain it but without much luck.
I wonder how much his comrade in communism Jane Fonda has given him.
Acknowledging the young Kerry's ambitions the New Left (now Rat party leaders) took Kerry to be their Ho.
In both instances he has spit on many men and women who fought honorably.
How do we know these guys were really in Vietnam? (Even so, who the hell cares? There are plenty of lying freaks who served in Vietnam--Kerry is just one of them).
Democrat plants call in to radio talk shows and say they are a republican but "are voting for Kerry because ..."
Democrats infiltrate many Republican organizations. Watch the freak show during the Republican Convention. There will be thousands of sign carrying "Republcians for Kerry" and "Veterans for Kerry", and 99% of them (or all of them) are nonveteran socialist Democrats.
The picture is in an email and I don't know how to link it.
If I can link it, how do I make sure the email addresses don't get linked at the same time?
Put your mouse on the picture and LEFT click then come to a post and RIGHT click.
It should only pick up the picture address. When you preview your post it should show you if the email address is in there and then you could just not post it. But I don't think that will happen.
Americans overseas can donate to political campaigns. The fact that they made that money overseas is not a barrier. They probably are just selling them to themselves anyway, but the media loves this kind of story.
Communist traitors for Kerry, that's the ticket!
Subject: The Marines
ACLU Upset At Marines
If you look closely at the picture above, you will note that all the Marines pictured are bowing their heads. That's because they're praying.
This incident took place at a recent ceremony honoring the birthday of the corps, and it has the ACLU up in arms. "These are federal employees," says Lucius Traveler, a spokesman for the ACLU, "on federal property and on federal time. For the! m to pray is clearly an establishment of religion, and we must nip this in the bud immediately."
When asked about the ACLU's charges, Colonel Jack Fessender, speaking for the Commandant of the Corps said (cleaned up a bit),
"Screw the ACLU." GOD Bless Our Warriors, Send the ACLU to France.
He's a real snake in the grass.
It's interesting to see how many of the Vietnam era protestors, who spat on us then, now are suddenly entralled by a Vietnam vet and spouting his service.
Let me start over (sorry I'm so poor at explaining).
I should have said RIGHT click on the picture and then hit "copy." Then come here LEFT click on the page and hit "paste." That should leave a string of letters and numbers. But to make a picture it has to be enclosed with symbols. But if I write them out they'll try to make a picture and you won't see what I told you. SO, just put the line of information in a post or a private post to me and I'll combine them and put them here for you, if you'd like.
Hey Searcy! Where were you in April 1971 when Kerry was trashing our Vietnam veterans before the world?
Hey Searcy! Where were you in April 1971 when Kerry was trashing our Vietnam veterans before the world?
YIKES! Not on "copy" by "Copy image location"
sorry for the double post.
There are some (possibly genuine) Vietnam vets who later turned into peace creeps hanging around Hanoi, Saigon, Phnom Penh, etc. these days (I worked there in 1995-2000), so this is not surprising.
Interesting highlight for some enterprising Freeper to research: Andre Sauvegeot (sp?), one of the veterans pictured in the linked photos, was Kerry's translator in the early 1990's when Kerry and Bob Smith roamed Vietnam in connection with their POW/MIA committee investigation, so there is a personal/professional link between those two.
Friggin traitors! Revoke their citzenship and let them stay in commie-land.
Also quick Google search says he was GE's representative in Hanoi 1993-2003, possibly benefiting from normalization of relations in Clinton years. He was a US Army Colonel with 8 years in Vietnam.
Your welcome, it the simple things in life that making freeping so much easier lol. some days you need 2 windows open, 1 on FR the other on Photobucket.
You need to post it on a website, and then use an html img tag.
Can someone point bmc1 to the html faq thread??
How do you explain away Kerry who obviously missed the initial memo in 1971.
Kerry has been smearing Viet Vets for over 3 decades.
What an absolute dunce and someone who only has his enterprise and bank account at heart.
Shameful? Take a good hard look at what Kerry is still doing. <>P>Then keep your mouth shut cause, "You didn't serve in their boats, so how do you know?"
boxerblues did. Thanks.
What you said.
Thank you, I appreciate everyone's help.
tape it to your screen...then press Enter..We'll all see it!!!
you have mail.
The first rule, and the most important, is that the picture has to be on a website. Having received it in an email means it only exists on your computer. You have to get it up to a website otherwise we cannot see it here. Those instructions depend on what you've got for a website, so we'll do that in freepmail if someone hasn't already done it.
In the meantime, here's how you post a picture. What you're going to do is copy the address of the picture so you can paste it here within an HTML command for displaying an image that has this format:
<img src="address of picture that you copied">
Instructions for Displaying a Picture in a Snappy Comment
Then paste the address of the picture by right-clicking the mouse and selecting Paste. Then close it up with these two final characters:
This is exactly how I created the line to post this picture of our favorite columnist from her website. The picture is located at
http://www.townhall.com/acimgs/webimages/coulter124.jpgand the HTML is:
Gee- All these guys want to do is draw attention to Kerry's war record?
That is all the Swifties want to do, along with Freepers, and other honest Americans.
We just want to see ALL the records. All of Kerry's war records. Now that's all. And I'm not selling any stinking t-shirt that disses Bush to do the above.