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Who Among Us Does Not Love Windsurfing? [Free Republic mentioned]
The New York Times ^ | September 5, 2004 | Kate Zernike

Posted on 09/05/2004 8:46:21 AM PDT by Sarastro

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To: Sarastro

I will tell you why he comes across being a dork - it is becase he is a dork. He wears "gear" to do everthing. If he just wore old worn out clothing to go biking or windsurfing, or whatever, he would come across as ok, but he wears stuff that no normal person would be caught dead in unless you were riding in the tour de france and getting paid a zillion in endorsements. Funny how GW goes jogging in old shorts and a t-shirt just like regular folks. I mean loose cotton clothing is comfortable and all you are going to do is sweat in it. There are very few people in this world I want to see in Spandex, and they are all about 18-22 and female.


101 posted on 09/05/2004 10:11:45 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Lijahsbubbe
A shirt under a sweater with Hawaiian shorts

Anyone from Kerry's "class" knows that you go boating in old beat up torn up clothing, because if you are doing anything besides waving and smiling your clothing is going to get wet and torn anyway.

102 posted on 09/05/2004 10:13:52 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Old anti feminist
Bush was on his ranch and couldn't care less if he fell.

And he wasn't going to ruin a $500 hairdo and $3000 worth of designer biking gear when he fell.

103 posted on 09/05/2004 10:16:44 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: nuconvert

If no one comes forward to take credit for that line, I will. It sounds exactly like something I'd say. I might have said it, I just don't remember. I could have been drunk, as I often am when I'm on FR.


104 posted on 09/05/2004 10:29:59 AM PDT by willyboyishere
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To: willyboyishere
I could have been drunk, as I often am when I'm on FR.

Word.

105 posted on 09/05/2004 10:31:24 AM PDT by Drango (Kerry is french toast.)
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To: willyboyishere

You're too late.
see #58.


106 posted on 09/05/2004 10:31:28 AM PDT by nuconvert (Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.)
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To: Sarastro
Wind Surfing John Kerry Style

Real Surfing


107 posted on 09/05/2004 10:40:09 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Sarastro

I liked the Leno quip that even FnKerry's hobbies depended on which way the wind blows.


108 posted on 09/05/2004 10:40:55 AM PDT by citizen (Write-in Tom Tancredo for President/Jeff Flake VP 2004!)
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To: John Jorsett
(Ahem. Anyone remember what they said about George Bush's barbecues, brush clearing, cowboy hats, flight suit, etc.?)
I think pictures will help us better judge.
 
;^)

109 posted on 09/05/2004 10:48:07 AM PDT by AnnaZ ("In war there is no substitute for victory.")
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To: Tamsey
Talk about NYT journalists spewing Democrat talking points... this line is almost word for word from Kerry.
Un. Be. Lievable.
 
Almost.

110 posted on 09/05/2004 10:51:04 AM PDT by AnnaZ
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To: Sarastro
Since the Old Gray mare er...Lady is watching, I guess we'll have to be on our best behavior ;) he he he
111 posted on 09/05/2004 10:52:19 AM PDT by Libertina
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To: wildwood

Aye, the fact that he pays several hundered dollars to have a french guy do his hair every week is only part of it. :)


112 posted on 09/05/2004 10:52:34 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: AndyJackson

I think it depends on what happens. Jeb really has a more outward presentation than George. I've heard him speak. He is very direct. A real man and is gaining experience. Gulianni would be good for a high post not pres. McCain is an opportunist down deep. All of them could beat Hillary.


113 posted on 09/05/2004 10:56:17 AM PDT by Old anti feminist
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To: Lijahsbubbe
Hes running out of sports, what next?

Running with the bulls?

Been there, done that.
 
From: http://blog.johnkerry.com/cgi-bin/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=495

 

John Kerry was serious, but he knew how to have fun




Posting the article here...really inspiring...

Randall Beach , Register Staff 10/12/2003


Kerry, as a Yale student, and now.


David Thorne says, "I can still feel the hair rising on the back of my neck" as he remembers the day he and his Yale classmate John Kerry were chased through the streets of Pamplona, Spain, by a thundering herd of bulls.

While traveling through Europe during a summer break from Yale, Kerry and Thorne impulsively decided to join hundreds of other young men in the traditional "running of the bulls," a macho rite of passage during the town’s annual festival.

"We got into it, took one look at the bulls rounding the corner and John said, ‘Holy Christ! They’re fast!’" Thorne recalled.

"We took off, but we didn’t get very far before the bulls were right there," Thorne said. "I saw this head of horns no more than 10 feet behind me."

And then, he said, Kerry tripped and fell.

But Kerry escaped being trampled because, Thorne said, the bulls ran around him rather than over him.

Thorne told this story to point out that Kerry, now a U.S. senator from Massachusetts and a Democratic candidate for president, does not fit the media stereotype of being "aloof" and "reserved" and "stiff."


114 posted on 09/05/2004 10:56:54 AM PDT by AnnaZ (John Kerry is a social clymer.)
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To: AndyJackson

I think it depends on what happens. Jeb really has a more outward presentation than George. I've heard him speak. He is very direct. A real man and is gaining experience. Gulianni would be good for a high post not pres. McCain is an opportunist down deep. All of them could beat Hillary.


115 posted on 09/05/2004 10:57:00 AM PDT by Old anti feminist
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To: Sarastro

This article is really off the deep end. It claims that if Bush were in the same position that no one would poke fun. I think that if Bush put on spandex shorts and Rip Curl surfer shirt that the media would have a field day of jokes, me included. Kerry has a semiotic tin ear.


116 posted on 09/05/2004 10:59:38 AM PDT by orangelobster
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To: Sarastro
or the first George Bush bewildered at the grocery scanner

Recall that photo was misreported by the media. GHWB #41 knew what a grocery scanner was. He was being given a demonstration of (then) NEW technology that drastically improved the use of bar codes so that they were more easily read & processed. Everybody (now) knows that the scanning of barcodes in earlier days was sometimes a mixed proposition while, increasingly and, now, today, the scanners are so effective they are easily processed with wands by hand and by quickly moving the items over the scanners, rather than than the peristent problems & difficulties which were inherent in the first generations of that technology (which was why GHWB was impressed, not because he hadn't been to a market in 50 years as the media aided the Clinton campaign in helping to suggest.

The stereotypes of the sport are unfair - there are lots of plumbers and construction workers

What a bunch of bull - straight from Kerry and his campaign. The source for this quote is a line from a recent article when he flew from Iowa to Portland (or vice-versa) to go Windsurfing and was his explanation that these hobbies of his are cheap and readily obtained by the common man. That said, yes, there are plenty of folks doing windsurfing etc. but the line, in this context, is pure spin, not reporting.

117 posted on 09/05/2004 10:59:38 AM PDT by Steven W.
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To: xp38

the photo of Kerry "windsurfing" is even misleading - HE WAS NOT MOVING.


118 posted on 09/05/2004 11:00:35 AM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Sarastro

Once again the plumbers and construction workers are used as examples of the lowest end of the gene pool.


119 posted on 09/05/2004 11:02:53 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: cyborg
He should be windsurfing in Florida right now!

Yeah, maybe it'll blow him right over to Cuba.

Works for me!

120 posted on 09/05/2004 11:04:36 AM PDT by kstewskis (BUSH-GIBSON 2004)
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To: Watery Tart
He married the all-inclusive package. EVERYTHING is included.

87 posted on 07/18/2004 8:22:03 AM PDT by Watery Tart (Kerry is bin Laden's Man/Bush is Mine) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies ]

ATTA GIRL!!!! :)

121 posted on 09/05/2004 11:06:20 AM PDT by kstewskis (BUSH-GIBSON 2004)
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To: Sarastro
"The thing about windsurfing is, there's wind," he explains.

 

"No wonder this guy's one of them there professors!!!"
 

 

122 posted on 09/05/2004 11:10:51 AM PDT by Fintan (I don't have to know what it looks like to know what it looks like.)
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To: Sarastro

"Professor Thompson confesses that he does not think it has anything to do with windsurfing, or skiing, or even the mansions. After all, no one made fun of John F. Kennedy for all those yachting photos."

JFK wasn't a closet socialist. Heck, Kerry isn't even in the closet with that voting record of his over 20 years.

Kerry's nine mansions are not the reason I am not voting for him. I'm not voting for him because he's an out-and-outright fraud.

He got his. NOW, he wants mine! To share with others who would rather have it given to them than work..

Charity in the Christian sense is not collected by the Government at threat of imprisonment for disobeying.

That's Marxist.


123 posted on 09/05/2004 11:11:13 AM PDT by OpusatFR ( Putin is not going to throw spitballs at the terrorists. But John Kerry would...)
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To: BradyLS

one shudders to think what he looks like wet. bleh....


124 posted on 09/05/2004 11:11:56 AM PDT by wildwood
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To: Fintan
"The thing about windsurfing is, there's wind," he explains.

 

"No wonder this guy's one of them there professors!!!"
 

 

125 posted on 09/05/2004 11:13:54 AM PDT by Fintan (I don't have to know what it looks like to know what it looks like.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Any kite surfers out there? If so, what do you think of the sport? I am SERIOUSLY interested in this.

I have a friend that sells wind surfing, surfing and kite boarding equipment. He says that for around $1500-1800, you can get a decent beginners setup, (kite, lines, harness, board) and you could spend less for used gear. The problem is, that if you tend to go offshore a little bit and the wind changes direction or dies off, you can be stuck, and the boards are a LOT smaller than a windsurfing board and do not offer as much bouyancy, and therefore sitting/lying on the board with the harness, lines and bundled up kite and trying to paddle back to shore, becomes almost impossible (unless you are pretty close to shore). SO, just like Kerry does, add in about $20,000.00-$40,000.00 for the cost of a nice 20 foot Boston Whaler, "chase boat" to pick you up if the wind changes or dies (and yes, I know that an experienced kite boarder could eventually sail back to shore with even a reversal of the original wind direction (it would take some effort), but it would be hard for a beginner.

Most kite boarders stick to beach launches and stay in pretty close to the beach. Kerry seems to favor taking a boat to where the wind and sea conditions are favorable, and then has the boat pick him and his gear up when he is done.
126 posted on 09/05/2004 11:39:48 AM PDT by BansheeBill
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To: AnnaZ

Ha ha. Incredible. I am thinking a few things after reading that.

1. How typical that Kerry fell.

2. If it's as embellished as his other stories, who knows how much of it is true.

3. I always thought that running with the bulls was for idiots.


127 posted on 09/05/2004 11:52:12 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: BansheeBill
The problem is, that if you tend to go offshore a little bit and the wind changes direction or dies off, you can be stuck, and the boards are a LOT smaller than a windsurfing board and do not offer as much bouyancy, and therefore sitting/lying on the board with the harness, lines and bundled up kite and trying to paddle back to shore, becomes almost impossible (unless you are pretty close to shore).

Isn't it possible to get the kite flying from the water?

128 posted on 09/05/2004 12:46:33 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Roscoe Karns
Good picture.

As I looked at it, it occurred to me that if you "flipped" him around 180 degrees, you could have labeled the picture:

"My campaign is going well, and we expect an easy winnnnnnnnnnnn....."
129 posted on 09/05/2004 2:55:58 PM PDT by Col Freeper
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To: Tamsey

"Jeeves rushed right over to make a new cracker for me."

LOL

Jeeves, won't you bring Tamsey a martini. With two olives (it's been such a hard day), very good.


130 posted on 09/05/2004 4:03:25 PM PDT by cloud8
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To: Sarastro
If it wasn't for his wife's dead husband, he would be LIVING IN A VAN, DOWN BY THE RIVER!!!

Pray for W and Our Troops

131 posted on 09/05/2004 4:08:06 PM PDT by bray (Some men have skeletons in their closets, some have cemetaries!!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Isn't it possible to get the kite flying from the water?
Yes it is, but for beginners a sudden change in the direction of the wind (say from onshore to offshore) can make getting back to shore kind of difficult, unless you have had some sailing experience, especially windsurfing. I have spent many a day in the 80's at Cape Cod beaches watching friends try to learn windsurfing, and then the wind changed to offshore, and it appreared that they were going to go off to Europe as they could not figure out how to "tack" back and forth against the wind, so they could get back to the beach. Most usually slowly paddled back to the beach with the sail rig partially in the water.

Board sailing with the wind is relatively easy to learn. Learning to sucessfully sail off wind or against the wind is a lot harder. It's pretty much the same with kite boarding. Board sailing (wind surfing) was a big deal for my friends store in the 80's. These days he sells few boards, and sells mostly replacement parts for customers existing rigs. Kite boarding is catching on, but he doesn't think it will get as big as windsurfing was in the 80's.
132 posted on 09/05/2004 4:27:00 PM PDT by BansheeBill
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To: BansheeBill
Kite boarding is catching on, but he doesn't think it will get as big as windsurfing was in the 80's.

So why did windsurfing decline in popularity?

133 posted on 09/05/2004 5:34:13 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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134 posted on 09/05/2004 11:52:12 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (https://www.swiftvets.com/swift/ccdonation.php?op=donate&site=SwiftVets)
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To: Sarastro
YOU'D think John Kerry could be excused for wanting to spend a summer afternoon on the water.

Instead of a summer afternoon windsurfing, it is more like John Kerry spent the whole summer spent windsurfing.

135 posted on 09/06/2004 6:22:58 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 (John Kerrry, the Rice A Phony, the Cambodian treat.)
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To: LibFreeUSA
But despite his legacy at Yale

You know, it's really, really stupid of them to rank on Yale and other Ivy League colleges, considering these universities' place in American society and the number of democrat elites who attended or graduated from them.

The doofs don't seem to realize that they grate on scores of millions of Americans, and not only among the GOP, when they make statements like that.

136 posted on 09/06/2004 9:53:13 AM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: SampleMan

Yes, I think you're right. The whole point is that Kerry and the liberal establishment see themselves as an elite, superior to the rest of us. Their message to the voters is "We know better than you."


137 posted on 09/06/2004 3:19:38 PM PDT by Christopher Lincoln
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To: Tamsey; kstewskis; The Scourge of Yazid; OSHA; nuconvert; Lijahsbubbe; cyborg; deadhead; ...
I sneered before I didn't sneer.

Sneer? Since John Flipper Kerry is beneath contempt, I'm pretty sure I was going for humor there -- it was quite a funny thread, IIRC. (Jayson, is that you?)

I pretty much save my sneers for trolls from DiminutiveUnderparts these days, anyway -- it's more fun.






OK, my tagline (stolen from Howie Carr) is pretty sneery....
138 posted on 09/07/2004 1:59:24 AM PDT by Watery Tart (You're John Kerry, and the only liberal puke who's had a worse Aug than you is William Kennedy Smith)
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To: Watery Tart
Most of my best tag-lines are plagiarized from other people.

(Heists "Watery Tart's" tag-line. Runs over to comment, replaces "Watery Tart" with "The Scourge of Yazid.")

139 posted on 09/07/2004 2:04:24 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (This tag-line paid for by "Friends of Paul Rodriguez.")
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To: Watery Tart

I agree... your comment wasn't sneery. Obviously that NYT journalist doesn't spend much time trolling here or they'd have seen very sneery ;-)

It's the law of NYT, though, whenever they stoop to mentioning a right-winger they will always mischaracterize what they said.


140 posted on 09/07/2004 2:11:45 AM PDT by Tamzee (The NYT.... All the news that pink to print)
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To: The Scourge of Yazid
Well, Mr. Carr was trolling a thread late last week (I think it was RE: Boo-Gate) and mentioned FR on his show. I thought I'd own up to swiping it....

Jayson, is that you?

141 posted on 09/07/2004 2:14:31 AM PDT by Watery Tart (You're John Kerry, and the only liberal puke who's had a worse Aug than you is William Kennedy Smith)
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To: Watery Tart
Wow, this site sure does get around, doesn't it?

Now, if I could only find out where Sean Hanitty is hiding.

142 posted on 09/07/2004 2:16:25 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (This tag-line paid for by "Friends of Paul Rodriguez.")
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To: Tamsey

DUers sneer. I can't spend much time over there without throwing up.

FReepers make witty, insightful comments. (Well, except for a couple of sneerers earlier on this thread....)
;o)


143 posted on 09/07/2004 2:32:25 AM PDT by Watery Tart (You're John Kerry, and the only liberal puke who's had a worse Aug than you is William Kennedy Smith)
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To: The Scourge of Yazid

Yeah, what's the deal with him? I heard he has said that FReepers "eat their own."

Did someone smack him pretty hard once? Was he posting anonymously, or just lurking?


144 posted on 09/07/2004 2:37:20 AM PDT by Watery Tart (You're John Kerry, and the only liberal puke who's had a worse Aug than you is William Kennedy Smith)
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To: AnnaZ
I think pictures will help us better judge.
brush clearing


cowboy hat


flight suit


145 posted on 09/07/2004 2:39:25 AM PDT by Watery Tart (From the Anti-DORK antidote emergency eyeball response team....)
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To: Watery Tart

Wow, great pics. You can't fake that.

That's Kerry's problem, he's a phoney and it shows.


146 posted on 09/07/2004 5:32:34 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Watery Tart; Cacique
Yes, there has been a pretty vigorous give-and-take between Sean and FreeRepublic.

He's mentioned this site pretty frequently over the past couple of weeks, and we even had a poll on FreeRepublic gauging freepers admiration-or lack thereof-for Mr. Hanitty.

147 posted on 09/07/2004 11:04:03 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (This tag-line paid for by "Friends of Paul Rodriguez.")
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To: Samwise

Where is a Purple Heart injury?

No sign of it in this leg shot.


148 posted on 09/07/2004 4:23:19 PM PDT by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888
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To: Sarastro

It's not the windsurfing, it's the candidate, stupid.


149 posted on 09/07/2004 4:24:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Samwise

"Out-of-touch, elitist Massachusetts liberal? What would give people that idea?"

ADBA: The Ultimate Yuppie and The Ultimate Fake Warrior.


150 posted on 09/08/2004 8:44:30 AM PDT by mtntop3 ("He who must know before he believes will never come to full knowledge.")
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