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Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [post 47]
NYTIMES ^ | 09/09/04 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL

Posted on 09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT by Pikamax

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To: Buckhead

FR Bttt Award!!!


101 posted on 09/09/2004 11:08:41 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: Buckhead
Congratulations! Save this thread for posterity, hang it on the wall. You've done more than most with this one post.

Buckhead's Post #47: It's History!

102 posted on 09/09/2004 11:09:27 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (SPITBALLS?!)
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To: Buckhead; Howlin; TankerKC
Bump! You're famous! Good Job!
;-)

CBS'S BIG BLUNDER? (Credits Free Republic)

Howlin & TankerKC - Take a bow too! ;-)

103 posted on 09/09/2004 11:12:18 PM PDT by Tunehead54 ("I think there has been an exaggeration," Re: Terror Threat: See Beslan for reference. :-()
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To: Buckhead
As for my part, this tsunami would, without any doubt whatsoever, have happened w/o me, so it ain't no big thang.

Ahem, no disrespect intended, but, GET REAL! I dont possess quite as much knowledge about typewriters and the like as you do, but I have enough that I should have spotted this. But I bet I wouldnt have in a million years. And they say we conservatives arent capable of critical thinking. I say that you should apply at CBS as an 'expert', and PRONTO! Accept nothing less than a mid six figure salary, and you work at home and only when you really want to. You are obviously better than anyone they have in house. You da man!!!...JFK

104 posted on 09/09/2004 11:17:22 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: Buckhead

THANK YOU BUCKHEAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


105 posted on 09/09/2004 11:26:38 PM PDT by ducks1944 (GOD BLESS THE USA ! !)
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To: Sparkles

PING. Check out post 47. It started here.


106 posted on 09/09/2004 11:28:01 PM PDT by tazman3
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To: Pikamax

"Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard"

Do they mean the documents that were typed in msword?


107 posted on 09/09/2004 11:28:02 PM PDT by Crispy
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To: sinkspur

>>Documents from a dead man.
How convenient.<<


Prescient.


108 posted on 09/10/2004 12:01:24 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Senator Kerry is all rice, no shrapnel.)
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To: Buckhead

Congratulations on your well deserved recognition. The fallout from this may be just enough to save the world. If it keeps kerry out of the White House, that's exactly what's been done. And you started the ball rolling. Thank you.


109 posted on 09/10/2004 12:27:59 AM PDT by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Buckhead

Way to go!!!!


110 posted on 09/10/2004 12:39:18 AM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: Buckhead
I am saying these documents are forgeries, ... This should be pursued aggressively.

Congratulations! for 'the post that launched a thousand "Oh $h!t$"'.

111 posted on 09/10/2004 12:49:32 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Buckhead; Jim Robinson
I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old.

This should be pursued aggressively.

This thread will be one that goes down in history as a turning point in the election of 2004 that assured the survival of freedom. I will be able to tell my grandchildren that I was here on this thread.

I recommend that this thread be locked to preserve it in its original condition!

112 posted on 09/10/2004 1:01:24 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tagline shut down for renovations and repairs. Re-open June of 2001.)
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To: Buckhead

Buckhead, you are a HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


113 posted on 09/10/2004 1:39:27 AM PDT by Aria
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To: Buckhead
I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old.

Friends and I used to do this very thing to create humorous and imposable parody "newspaper clippings" back in the very late `80s and early `90s. We only ran them about 4 generations, doctoring each generation with whiteout to get rid of the pasteup "lines" from the edges of the different pieces of paper stuck together to create the "article." By the 5th generation it looked ok for just a casual glance.

What is shocking is someone or some people are so juvenile to think this old joke would pass inspection at this level of scrutiny?

Can they REALLY be that stupid?

It sounds cliche but I am genuinely surprised by this.

114 posted on 09/10/2004 2:01:52 AM PDT by TLI ( . . . ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA . . . . . .)
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To: Swordmaker


Splendid idea...kind of a FR Hall of Fame. The firstFReeper eyewitness report of Challenger's tragic accident would also qualify.


115 posted on 09/10/2004 2:06:53 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Buckhead

TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER !!!!!!!!!!


116 posted on 09/10/2004 2:16:13 AM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: kphockey2

Great find: the Fraudcasters have been busted, thanks to some very sharp people of FR and the rest of the internet.

sKerry's going to be so livid at algore for inventing it.
/


117 posted on 09/10/2004 3:04:26 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL; Buckhead
Buckhead, I to heck with the FReeper Award of the hour.

I hope you are nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
.
118 posted on 09/10/2004 3:08:24 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Buckhead; Howlin; TankerKC
On second thought, and third thought:

Howlin, TankerKC, and Buckhead ought to all be coauthors cited who contributed to this Pulitzer Prize story. Other FReepers were encouraging, and added other information as well. Jim and John Robinson, plus all the others who make FR run are additional cites.

I am NOT KIDDING.
/
119 posted on 09/10/2004 3:17:15 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Pikamax
This shows the conspiracy between CBS and the slimes.......the article was planned so it went ahaed, even though it's clear thaty IT'S PHONEY

NY Slimes call home.......this article has been made irrelvant by THE TRUTH

120 posted on 09/10/2004 3:22:27 AM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: Buckhead

Great catch!

God Bless You!

Deacon Francis


121 posted on 09/10/2004 3:30:47 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Pax et bonum!)
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To: Pikamax
He got such special treatment that his commander, who was not a typist, took a time machine thirty years into the future to buy a PC and MS Word and an ink jet printer, to record (for his own person records) his observations about Bush. Then he gave these records to a mysterious confidant who held on to them for another thirty-two years in case George Bush ever ran for president. But not in case he ran for Governor.
122 posted on 09/10/2004 3:32:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths")
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To: ThomasMore; TankerKC; Howlin

Ditto on Thomas's comment. And to all -- have a GOOD day!


123 posted on 09/10/2004 4:12:32 AM PDT by bvw
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To: dennisw
TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER !!!!!!!!!!

And CBS should GIVE UP THE SKUNK who forged the documents!

124 posted on 09/10/2004 4:16:59 AM PDT by Physicist (Did somebody say 'Clinton'?)
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To: arbee4bush

Freepers make history PING


125 posted on 09/10/2004 4:23:51 AM PDT by arbee4bush ( I expressed myself forcefully and felt better after I did it-VP Cheney)
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To: arbee4bush

This is so COOL! (bump)


126 posted on 09/10/2004 4:30:54 AM PDT by Kennesaw
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To: Buckhead

Thank you is inadequate. Your post appears to be the shot heard round the media. They must realize now that we are watching and we know!


127 posted on 09/10/2004 4:31:54 AM PDT by OldFriend (GIVE EM ZELL)
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To: TLI
I think these docs were "created" by someone incredibly stupid, and also incredibly young. Someone who doesn't know that computers haven't ALWAYS been around and that some people might actually know something about typewriters.

I have to continually remind my kids, ages 16 thru 22, that when I was a kid we had about SEVEN TV channels, we had no cable or Nintendo or VCRs, etc. Of course, they are incredulous when I mention it -- just like we couldn't imagine what the world was like for our parents w/o TV, or refrigerators, or even indoor toilets!

The most interesting thing about all of this is that SeeBS SHOULD have caught these forgeries, but Dan Blather was blinded by his HATRED for Dubya, and conservatives in general, and hastily jumped on this story.

I think that ole Dan should now join his good "friend" Tom Brokaw in retirement.

128 posted on 09/10/2004 4:32:19 AM PDT by IrishRainy
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To: Buckhead; Howlin
GREAT WORK!!!
129 posted on 09/10/2004 4:32:33 AM PDT by True Capitalist
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To: Buckhead

Very good Freepin' there Buckhead! Congrats!


130 posted on 09/10/2004 4:34:44 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (sKerry is a sKunk!!)
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To: Buckhead
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winnah!

The Post that silenced Rather's blather.

132 posted on 09/10/2004 5:28:49 AM PDT by VadeRetro
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To: Buckhead
Buckhead,

Little Green Footballs has picked up on your theory and has taken it further. Take a look.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=12524_Bush_Guard_Documents-_Forgeries

133 posted on 09/10/2004 5:51:03 AM PDT by Barney Gumble (http://purveyors-of-truth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Buckhead

You rock.


134 posted on 09/10/2004 5:55:33 AM PDT by Sloth (John Kerry: Frank Burns with Charles Winchester's pedigree.)
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To: Buckhead

Bravo! Congratulations!


135 posted on 09/10/2004 6:33:16 AM PDT by ELS
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To: Buckhead

Well done, Buckhead!


136 posted on 09/10/2004 6:37:29 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: Buckhead

You got 'em.

I hope this thread is archived in it's complete form.

Wouldn't want to lose it.


137 posted on 09/10/2004 6:46:11 AM PDT by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: Buckhead

Congratulations upon the import of your observations.


138 posted on 09/10/2004 6:52:03 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Buckhead

An honor to post in the same thread with you.


139 posted on 09/10/2004 7:00:32 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth...)
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To: Buckhead

I originally posted this to myself (DUH!)...it was meant for you.

Well, the story seems to have legs, big time.
Your original post was cited at Powerlinblog.com, and it was there in the context of an early (if not the first) Internet discovery of the possible forgery of Rather's documents. I think I can renew my congratulations for your fast eye and keyboard...and my thanks as well.

It also seems that these documents may have originated with Kerry campaign staff, too (that's just developing, so we have to see if it is true).

Have a great day!


140 posted on 09/10/2004 7:01:21 AM PDT by TheGeezer
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To: Buckhead
Congratulations.

Post #47 will go down in Internet history.

You'll be known as a FReeper Hero for life.

141 posted on 09/10/2004 7:08:40 AM PDT by MassExodus (Two words for phony anti-Bush, anti-War Libs ... Slobodan Milosevic )
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To: Buckhead
History making catch.

I noticed something related that may or may not have been brought up yet. Whenever the forger writes 1st Lt Bush or 147th or anything like that, it's always 1 st or 147 th.

It looks like the forger put the space in on purpose to get by the automatic superscripting, but missed a couple.

-Eric

142 posted on 09/10/2004 7:19:27 AM PDT by E Rocc
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To: Buckhead

Applause!


143 posted on 09/10/2004 7:52:36 AM PDT by ride the whirlwind (Where I come from, deeds mean more than words. - Zell Miller)
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To: Buckhead

Congrats on being part of the vast right wing conspiracy....

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/TheNote/TheNote.html

We always favor looking at the content and substance over WHO is offering up the information, but in the war that will ensue about WHO gave CBS the potentially phony documents, it is interesting to Note that the right (Drudge, Fox, right-leaning blogs, others) led the way in pointing out the questions we have all been asking — and they were onto the questions, with remarkable detail, relatively soon after the documents were made public.

Here's part of how this story got here . . . from a little Marc Ambinder back-lurking on the blogs . . .

At 8:00 pm ET Wednesday night, CBS News does the story . . .

at 8:59 ET — before the broadcast is finished!!! — the documents come into question via a poster named Buckhead on the Free Republic Web site: LINK

Buckhead seems well-read on his forensic document examination skills.

"Howlin, every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman. In 1972 people used typewriters for this sort of thing, and typewriters used monospaced fonts. The use of proportionally spaced fonts did not come into common use for office memos until the introduction of laser printers, word processing software, and personal computers. They were not widespread until the mid to late 90's. Before then, you needed typesetting equipment, and that wasn't used for personal memos to file. Even the Wang systems that were dominant in the mid 80's used monospaced fonts. I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old."

Well, this is bandied about by dozens of Freepers, as they're called and is picked up at 8:30 am ET and added to by www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/ — this little green football guy is a very popular conservative blogger . . .



144 posted on 09/10/2004 8:03:07 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: MassExodus
I'm happy for two reasons

I'm posting on a historical thread,

and I love it when the newsmedia has to mention the FReeper name "BUCKHEAD"! LOL!

145 posted on 09/10/2004 8:18:44 AM PDT by bigjoesaddle (Shrug)
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To: Buckhead

Bumping the 'Deep-Font' post


146 posted on 09/10/2004 8:37:25 AM PDT by rudypoot (Kerry sold out the US for political gain before now and he is doing it again.)
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To: Buckhead

Congrats Buckhead!!!


147 posted on 09/10/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT by presidio9 (Homophobic & Proud!!!)
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To: Buckhead

Great find Buckhead!!!!


148 posted on 09/10/2004 8:46:25 AM PDT by stockpirate (Dick Morris; Before he spoke, supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor)
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To: Pikamax

test


149 posted on 09/10/2004 9:26:59 AM PDT by Prysson
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To: Pikamax

Never mind!


150 posted on 09/10/2004 9:32:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths")
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