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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: Samwise
Here's a good example, Slimes. A shirt under a sweater with Hawaiian shorts. Don't blame that on us.


51 posted on 09/05/2004 9:12:10 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Sarastro

the NY times failed ot mention that the biggest reason people scoff at the windsurfing expeditions is that kerry missed over 80 percent of the senate votes.

he is a lazy little beanpole


52 posted on 09/05/2004 9:12:20 AM PDT by thirteen stars
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To: wildwood

Kerry has been photographed a lot on the water. But you never see his hair wet. It just adds makes an unnatural personae even more so. C'mon, yer on the water. Ya gotta get wet sometime! Must be part of the whole "I never fall down" thing.


53 posted on 09/05/2004 9:12:43 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Sarastro
"It's not like he was going out having a row with the Harvard crew team."

Funny that they draw the line at Harvard rowing. Windsurfing is for everybody, rowing is for the elite! HA

Being an elitist is an attitude, not financial.

Bush is baseball, apple pie, and Chevrolet. Kerry is polo, watercress sandwiches, and BMW.

54 posted on 09/05/2004 9:12:48 AM PDT by carmody
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To: Sarastro

Nothing wrong with windsurfing to relax - but what does it say when you take the press along on all your supposed leisure activities?


55 posted on 09/05/2004 9:13:15 AM PDT by thucydides
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To: Sarastro

Bunny suit, pitching a baseball, trying to catch a football, limp wristed salutes, etc. all add up to one thing. He's a DORK.


56 posted on 09/05/2004 9:13:19 AM PDT by Mr. Keys (Sensitive war? French recipe for disaster)
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To: BradyLS

he does have funny hair. I agree with that professor on that. His hair is just so ...poofy


57 posted on 09/05/2004 9:13:40 AM PDT by thirteen stars
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To: Watery Tart

CONGRATULATIONS, Watery Tart !


58 posted on 09/05/2004 9:15:05 AM PDT by nuconvert (Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.)
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To: Tamsey

59 posted on 09/05/2004 9:16:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low Inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: Sarastro

And when Kerry was trying to resonate with the southern pickup truck crowd, he would say from the stage, "and who among us does not love NASCAR?"


60 posted on 09/05/2004 9:17:19 AM PDT by edwin hubble
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To: BradyLS
Kerry has been photographed a lot on the water. But you never see his hair wet. It just adds makes an unnatural personae even more so. C'mon, yer on the water. Ya gotta get wet sometime! Must be part of the whole "I never fall down" thing.

Can you say staged photo-op?

I can.
61 posted on 09/05/2004 9:19:08 AM PDT by rs79bm (Insert Democratic principles and ideals here: .............this space intentionally left blank.....)
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To: Sarastro
60 yr old gigolo suffering from narcissism and arrested adolescence selling out POWs MIAs, their families and those served with or fought alongside...

Able to make business deals with Commies, Terrorists or any other US enemies...

Has no problem selling out current US troops...

Very Flexible Loyalties...

Now Character Impediments

For President

62 posted on 09/05/2004 9:19:21 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Allow me to don my tinfoil hat for a moment.

The photos of him in spandex are hard to find on the net anymore.

Almost as if someone went aroudn systematically removing them.


63 posted on 09/05/2004 9:19:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low Inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: Tamsey

> Watery Tart, you made the NYT :-)

Good detective work, Tamsey.

I can't believe I just read in the NYT that the democrat party, the party of labor, immigrants and minorities, has transformed into the party of the elite, while the Republicans have changed themselves into the party of the common man! I mean...I almost fell off my windsurf board :-)


64 posted on 09/05/2004 9:22:29 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: Sarastro

I have a neighbor with a bumper sticker "billionaires for Bush". It just makes me laugh when I think what a rich elitist snob this Kerry is, how many mansions he has, etc., etc. Also, what about George "Bush is a Nazi" Soros? And in any event, I thought this whole class warfare thing had ended with the collapse of Communism and Clinton's relative muting of the left's demonization of business proclivities. Marxism would appear to be back with a vengeance in a new and virulent mutation.


65 posted on 09/05/2004 9:22:55 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: LibFreeUSA

No matter how much time he spent up north, he still talks Texan.


66 posted on 09/05/2004 9:23:50 AM PDT by mathluv (Protect my grandchildren's future. Vote for Bush/Cheney '04.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yep... that's her :-)


67 posted on 09/05/2004 9:24:58 AM PDT by Tamzee (John Kerry was a North Vietnam War Hero.)
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To: deadhead; Calpernia

I have a cable connection... whoosh!


68 posted on 09/05/2004 9:26:15 AM PDT by Tamzee (John Kerry was a North Vietnam War Hero.)
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To: Sarastro

"I SERVED IN VIETNAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaam....."
69 posted on 09/05/2004 9:26:32 AM PDT by Roscoe Karns (I'm John Kerry and I approved/disavowed this message.)
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To: Sarastro
Two points: (1)Today Kerry is resting; Bush is campaigning in West Virginia; (2) when Bush wants to rest, he goes to Crawford, Texas - Kerry goes to one of his wife's five mansions.
70 posted on 09/05/2004 9:27:27 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Sarastro

Kerry should immediately counter his elitist image by opening up a fire hydrant in Harlem and playing in the water with a bunch of black children.

It's the photo-op of the century, I tell you.


71 posted on 09/05/2004 9:27:28 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: BenLurkin
The photos of him in spandex are hard to find on the net anymore.

I am not going to ask why you were trying to find them.(just had to take that shot ;)

72 posted on 09/05/2004 9:29:00 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: cloud8

Me, too! Surprised me so much I dropped my caviar right into my lap!

Don't worry, I'm fine, I'm fine.....Jeeves rushed right over to make a new cracker for me.


73 posted on 09/05/2004 9:29:45 AM PDT by Tamzee (John Kerry was a North Vietnam War Hero.)
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To: Tamsey

I have DSL.

No explanations needed for prompt fast research :)


74 posted on 09/05/2004 9:30:46 AM PDT by Calpernia ("People never like what they don't understand")
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To: Sarastro

Charlie don't Windsurf!

75 posted on 09/05/2004 9:32:31 AM PDT by bootyist-monk (<--------------------- Republican Attack Machine)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

"..Mr. Bush manages to pull off the common-man routine without question."

This is the same as how dogs pull off the whole canine routine better than cats do. Funny the lefties don't even consider the possibility that Kerry can't pull it off simply because it is a routine. Meanwhile Bush ain't acting.


76 posted on 09/05/2004 9:32:53 AM PDT by SampleMan
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To: Sarastro

Can a person "sneer" on the Internet?


77 posted on 09/05/2004 9:33:43 AM PDT by jungleboy
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To: Sarastro
The stereotypes of the sport are unfair - there are lots of plumbers and construction workers windsurfing off Cape Cod

Talk about NYT journalists spewing Democrat talking points... this line is almost word for word from Kerry.

As his plane was flying from Oregon to Idaho on Saturday, Kerry defended his taste in sports, saying, "The guys who do it are all local guys -- plumbers, construction workers."

http://theswap.com/BBS/DCForumID7/845.html

78 posted on 09/05/2004 9:36:44 AM PDT by Tamzee (John Kerry was a North Vietnam War Hero.)
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To: Sarastro
The problem is not with windsurfing, or any of Kerry's other sports. The problem is with the photo ops.

Kerry's ability to make himself look like a complete Doofus when atempting any athletic activity would embarras anyone with an honest staff or friend into forbidding press coverage.

So9

79 posted on 09/05/2004 9:37:30 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: Sarastro

"Zell Miller, who could himself be accused of being flip-flopper-in-chief,"

This has become a talking point of late. It's absurd, of course, since Zell Miller is actually just sticking to what he's always believed.


80 posted on 09/05/2004 9:39:05 AM PDT by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://No,www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
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To: avital2

The difference is Kerry is playacting to try to idenitfy with the common man. Bush was on his ranch and couldn't care less if he fell. He who he is. Did you see Kerry skeet shooting? "See, I'm a gun guy". This fool doesn't see that people see through his tricks. Hes running out of sports, what next?


81 posted on 09/05/2004 9:39:48 AM PDT by Old anti feminist
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To: Servant of the 9

I may be out of touch, but the burden of raising a family doesn't allow windsurfing in our budget. What a jerk.


82 posted on 09/05/2004 9:40:02 AM PDT by Sarah
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To: Tamsey
Talk about NYT journalists spewing Democrat talking points... this line is almost word for word from Kerry

Glad you mentioned this. I noticed it also.

Shouldn't the New York Slimes be registered as a 527?

83 posted on 09/05/2004 9:41:01 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Old anti feminist
"See, I'm a gun guy".

LOL

This fool doesn't see that people see through his tricks. Hes running out of sports, what next?

Running with the bulls?

84 posted on 09/05/2004 9:42:46 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: RoseofTexas
HEY YOU, NYSLIME lurkers...SHOVE IT!!

LOL

85 posted on 09/05/2004 9:45:50 AM PDT by Drango (Kerry is french toast.)
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To: Sarastro

I don't think people would be as upset if Kerry just naturally acted like the man of privilege he is, instead of looking like a complete fool pretending to be "one of the commoners."


86 posted on 09/05/2004 9:46:20 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Sarastro

The SUV thing is to show the hypocrisy of the left. They are the ones who are supposedly saving the environment and the common man should be forced into driving a tin can which gets 50 miles to the gallon while they continue to drive whatever the heck they want.


87 posted on 09/05/2004 9:48:25 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Sarastro

Sour Grapes. NY Slimes can't understand why sKerry can't come across as a regular guy like the Pres. Gee, hard to understand, huh?

O/T
Thanks to the FReeps here and everywhere for making it a pleasure to come here to read and post. It is GREAT to see ALL FREEPS get the National and International respect and exposure that Free Republic is getting now, and will continue to get in the future. I am grateful.


88 posted on 09/05/2004 9:48:46 AM PDT by BurbankErnie
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To: Sarastro

The thing the Times misses is that Kerry has been looking stupid for a long time. It's not that he looked particularly goofy windsurfing this week; he looked just as dopey snowboarding six months ago. But Kerry was ahead in the polls then, and he's behind now, so all of a sudden, the Times realizes that Kerry is capable of looking dopey in these pictures.


89 posted on 09/05/2004 9:49:29 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: Sarastro


Kerry: "I said, DON'T touch the hair ... don't EVER touch the hair!"
Aide: "Ok, ok, I'm backing off ... no need for a hissy fit."

90 posted on 09/05/2004 9:52:03 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: John Jorsett
Personally, I don't have a problem with Kerry windsurfing, snowboarding, or any of that

I don't either. It's what he SAYS when doing these activities, i.e., when he fell while snowboarding, which MOST people will do, he blamed it on his SecServ agent, saying, "The son of a bitch knocked me down." A man who would give his life to protect this schmuck, is called a son of a bitch!! Kerry is not fit to wipe the SecServ guys boots. Despicable.
91 posted on 09/05/2004 9:53:13 AM PDT by baseballmom (You Know Where I Stand - GW Bush - 9/2/04 We're standing with you, Mr. President)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

From reading or hearing all the comments women were making about him, President Bush clearly didn't look like a dork in any of those pictures.


92 posted on 09/05/2004 9:53:27 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Sarastro
Here's the full quote about what Zell Miller said:

Georgia Senator Zell Miller: "I noticed that John Kerry was out windsurfing the other day. I still don't understand why this man still goes around in those skin tight spandex things. How many people in the United States windsurf or wear those silly little bicycle shorts?"

Here's another quote from Zell on Kerry -- this was from January, mind you:

(2) Now to "Cussing Kerry." Like Alice, this campaign gets "curiouser and curiouser." What will those former Gore consultants try next? The electric blue spandex surfing bodysuit didn't work. The jeans and Harley Davidson didn't work. Chet Atkins turned in his grave at the senator's guitar picking. And now comes the F-word in Rolling Stone. My mouth ain't no prayer book, but John Kerry could have asked his pal Tom Harkin of Iowa how cussing went over with voters in 1992. Like a lead balloon. It's as if Mr. Kerry will do anything to appear the "coolest" in the Our Gang crowd. What's next? John Kerry wearing a baseball cap sideways?

93 posted on 09/05/2004 9:53:59 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: Samwise


Lucianne had this pic up, titled Thurston and Lovey. LOL
94 posted on 09/05/2004 9:55:20 AM PDT by baseballmom (You Know Where I Stand - GW Bush - 9/2/04 We're standing with you, Mr. President)
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To: BenLurkin
Allow me to don my tinfoil hat for a moment. The photos of him in spandex are hard to find on the net anymore. Almost as if someone went aroudn systematically removing them.

You know, I thought you were wearing a tinfoil hat, but then I noticed in the freeper thread about him windsurfing that the Yahoo photo link doesn't work anymore. I don't think that's an accident.

95 posted on 09/05/2004 9:59:02 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: Unam Sanctam
It just makes me laugh when I think what a rich elitist snob this Kerry is, how many mansions he has, etc., etc

Those are NOT his mansions. They belonged to John Heinz. Kerry has the use of them as long as he is married to Senator Heinz' widow.
96 posted on 09/05/2004 10:01:57 AM PDT by baseballmom (You Know Where I Stand - GW Bush - 9/2/04 We're standing with you, Mr. President)
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To: Chi-townChief

ROFLMAO !!!


97 posted on 09/05/2004 10:06:14 AM PDT by baseballmom (You Know Where I Stand - GW Bush - 9/2/04 We're standing with you, Mr. President)
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To: Sarastro
But somehow the image of the yacht really clings to Kerry," he said. "Largely because Republicans have made the stereotype so natural. If a liberal drives an S.U.V., it's the car of the elite, if a Republican drives one it's instantly the car of the common man. They have a whole stereotype that they've spent years building."

I think it's more that because the Democrats have spent years trying to portray themselves as the party of the common man (calling themselves "The People's Party"), and the Greenies (who hate the SUVs,) - that make the yachts, the mansions, the SUVs noticable because of their hypocracy. The rich Republican stereotype is something the Democrats have perpetuated, so according to them, it would not be unusual for a Republican to be at a Yacht Club.

The Democrats have painted themselves into a corner with this image. Bush can clear brush on his ranch and WOW, he's more like us than we thought. Kerry goes windsurfing at one of his many vacation homes, with his family's yacht, jet, SUVs at his disposal - hmmm, not so much like me.

98 posted on 09/05/2004 10:08:04 AM PDT by TX Bluebonnet
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To: Sarastro

I note that they're still pushing the "first George Bush bewildered at the grocery scanner" lie. It was totally false, made up by a reporter who wasn't even at the event.


99 posted on 09/05/2004 10:09:07 AM PDT by Harpo Speaks
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To: Sarastro
How stupid are Kerry defenders? Imbeciles!

Kate starts off lamenting the mocking of Kerry for wanting to spend "a summer afternoon windsurfing" as if he's toiling endlessly and was only seeking a few brief moments' respite from the perpetual grind. The fact is he's constantly goofing off.

From there her analysis and comparisons get just plain idiotic.

100 posted on 09/05/2004 10:10:35 AM PDT by cyncooper (We're mad as Zell and we're not going to take it anymore!)
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