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Kerry plans a hunting trip as part of his push for votes of social conservatives
AP ^ | 10/20/4 | NEDRA PICKLER

Posted on 10/20/2004 3:08:40 PM PDT by SmithL

PITTSBURGH (AP) --

John Kerry planned to go hunting Thursday, showing he's a regular guy to voters who might harbor some doubts.

Kerry adviser Mike McCurry said it's important in the final days of the campaign that voters "get a better sense of John Kerry, the guy."

That means the Democratic senator plans to spend some of the dwindling time before Election Day shooting at geese, watching baseball and talking about his faith.

It's all part of an effort to win over swing voters who may be open to voting against President Bush but aren't sure they feel any connection with Kerry.

While the Democrat campaigns as an all-American, his political opponents are working to leave voters with a different impression. Bush tells voters that Kerry is on the "left bank" of society, opposing a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

"We stand for marriage and family, which are the foundations of our society," Bush said during a stop Wednesday in Mason City, Iowa. "We stand for the Second Amendment, which protects every individual American's right to bear arms."

As Kerry goes hunting near Youngstown, Ohio, Thursday morning, readers of the local newspaper will see a full-page ad bought by the National Rifle Association that says Kerry is posing as a sportsman while opposing gun-owners' rights.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; gunvote; hunting; kerry; sportsmensvote; youngstown
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BAMMM!

OK, now what?

1 posted on 10/20/2004 3:08:41 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

LOL!! Let him waste his time.


2 posted on 10/20/2004 3:09:03 PM PDT by dubyain04jebin08and12
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To: SmithL

Oh yeah,
Pickler Alert!


3 posted on 10/20/2004 3:09:27 PM PDT by SmithL (Vietnam-era Vet: Still fighting Hillary's half-vast left-wing conspiracy)
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To: SmithL

I hope they have safeties on the spit ball cannons...who in their right mind would be within 2 miles of John Fing Kerry with a loaded firearm?


4 posted on 10/20/2004 3:11:01 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: SmithL

Can't wait. Should be some great pics from that.


5 posted on 10/20/2004 3:11:52 PM PDT by Semper Paratus (Michael)
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To: SmithL

Suppose he will crawl around on his belly while stalking the wild goose? LOL! Someone get a camera, this ought to be good!!


6 posted on 10/20/2004 3:12:55 PM PDT by curlewbird
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To: SmithL
shooting at geese,

Shooting at them is about right.

By the way, doesn't he lose at least one subhuman-hugger for every patriot he gains?

7 posted on 10/20/2004 3:13:11 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: SmithL
"The fact that Senator Kerry is a person of faith is something that might help voters who are undecided," McCurry said.

Yeah. Communism is a faith.

8 posted on 10/20/2004 3:13:49 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: SmithL

I wonder how many "Gun Bearers" he will hire. After all, a safari is nothing without them. Dontcha know.


9 posted on 10/20/2004 3:14:37 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: SmithL

If the Repubs don't start blanketing the swing states with ads showing Kerry backing gay marriage and gun confiscation, they deserve to lose!


10 posted on 10/20/2004 3:14:55 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: SmithL
In a related development, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) indicated she would also be involved in the same hunting trip. "I'll be armed and right behind Sen. Kerry," she said.
11 posted on 10/20/2004 3:15:14 PM PDT by Publius (Take me to your lieder.)
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To: SmithL

The second amendment is not about hunting--it's about defending ourselves, Mr. Kerry!


12 posted on 10/20/2004 3:16:27 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: Publius

What! No PETA protesters?
He really should have some, it's only fair.


13 posted on 10/20/2004 3:17:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SmithL

He should stick to courting the PETA vote. The NRA vote is already taken.


14 posted on 10/20/2004 3:17:45 PM PDT by wimpycat (John Kerry has a fevah, and the only prescription is "MORE COWBELL".)
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To: SmithL

This latest pathetic attempt by Kerry shows how truly desperate his campaign is ... either that or the Clintonistas in his organization are deliberately urging him to look ultra stupid. After all, they don't want Hillary to wait eight years to run.


15 posted on 10/20/2004 3:18:59 PM PDT by 20mm lib babies in city dumps (What a whore)
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To: SmithL

Hunting is fine. I support the right of hunters to hunt, but the Second Amendment is not about hunting.

Kerry never speaks of the rights of individuals to own handguns for self defense, which to me is a much more important protection afforded by the Second Amendment than hunting.

To the best of my knowledge, Kerry also hasn't stated what he thinks the Second Amendment does -- protect an individual or collective right -- becasue if its the latter then he is bascially saying its worthless. The anti-gun nuts got upset when Bush reversed the Clinton adm's policy of holding that the Second Amendment protects a collective right. Of course it is largely symbolic as the Sup Court could do whatever they want to do should they ever address this issue again, but its important to know where the President stands and what his advocates would be arguing in the courts.


16 posted on 10/20/2004 3:19:30 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: SmithL

" That means the Democratic senator plans to spend some of the dwindling time before Election Day shooting at geese, watching baseball and talking about his faith."

Kerry insulted the people of Ohio by lapsing into goober patois when he applied for his hunting license.
I guarantee that when Kerry strolls into his local Beacon Hill food emporium ( after pushing his way to the front of the line ),
he doesn't say to the clerk " Can I git me some Beluga, here ?"
Pretty soon, he'll insult fly over country even further by scratching his groin and belching , in an elitist attempt " to connect " with " those people."


17 posted on 10/20/2004 3:19:38 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue ( Kerry to our troops-Throw down your arms and surrender !)
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To: SmithL

Leave the hunting dogs at home.


18 posted on 10/20/2004 3:21:00 PM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: SmithL

I hope some one checks his hunting license...... and his duck stamp.

It would be rich for him to brought up on a violation of federal hunting law.


19 posted on 10/20/2004 3:21:52 PM PDT by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: All

Now he can literally and figuratively shoot himself in the foot all in one day.


20 posted on 10/20/2004 3:22:12 PM PDT by RWRbestbyfar
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To: SmithL

Where's he goin' huntin'? Lambert Field? Or perhaps the great state of Bermingham?


21 posted on 10/20/2004 3:22:51 PM PDT by TheGunny
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

'Great White Hunter' ping


22 posted on 10/20/2004 3:24:42 PM PDT by jla
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To: SmithL

I don't think the guy should be allowed to handle a weapon. He's showing signs of serious mental distress if you ask me.


23 posted on 10/20/2004 3:24:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (We've turned the corner and we're not smokin crack.)
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To: curlewbird

I still haven't figured out how you pull the trigger while on your belly. If you couch the gun underneath you, then you shoot yourself in the chin (or nose, if you insist at staring at the ground). If you stick the gun in front of you, it kicks back into your head. (Perhaps Kerry has experienced several of these sort of incidents. It might explain his pathetic lack of mental integrity.) And then, how do you manage to aim the gun at the beast? Do you shoot it in the toe? Is that effective?

Oh, yeah, and I'm not a hunter. (My previous employer banned my ownership of a firearm--even at home. I don't think that they ever enforced the rule; otherwise, several fellow employees...)


24 posted on 10/20/2004 3:24:55 PM PDT by dufekin (President Kerry would have our enemies partying like it's 1969, when Kerry first committed treason.)
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To: SmithL

Tofurkey hunting with a guide from PETA??


25 posted on 10/20/2004 3:25:16 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: SmithL

If only I lived in Ohio instead of Texas. I'd organize a big group of freepers to get in front of cameras near this great white fake hunter clown. We'd all be armed with straws and spitballs dresed in our camo's. What a blast!


26 posted on 10/20/2004 3:28:52 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: SmithL

Hope no one farts in the duck blind.


27 posted on 10/20/2004 3:31:07 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: SmithL

Great...the Regular Guy Tour continues.


28 posted on 10/20/2004 3:33:04 PM PDT by DesertDreamer ("We have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom."~~President George W. Bush, 9/2/2004)
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To: SmithL

Well I hear that when skerry shoots a crow or a chicken that Dan R. will be right there to verify that it's a duck:)


29 posted on 10/20/2004 3:34:28 PM PDT by suzyq5558 (proud member of the pajamahadeen for Bush! (jammies for truth!))
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To: SmithL
Inside, Kerry talked about carrying his rosary into battle during the Vietnam War and said his Roman Catholic faith carried him through those violent days. "I will bring my faith with me to the White House and it will guide me," Kerry said.

Amazing ... he got Vietnam in there, didn't he? Maybe he can also tell us about hunting Mekong duck with a 50 cal machine gun. As to this "my faith will guide me" statement, stay far away from sKerry when there's lightning about.

30 posted on 10/20/2004 3:34:47 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Kerry: I wholeheartedly disagree with you beyond expression)
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To: Aetius
The anti-gun nuts got upset when Bush reversed the Clinton adm's policy of holding that the Second Amendment protects a collective right.

And... when did President Bush do this? Are your referring to the AWB which expired last week? The Congress did not author, nor pass a bill to extend the AWB for President Bush's signature. I'm certain W had an interest in this bill not being put on his desk. Regardless, I do not understand what you mean by "Bush reversed..."

31 posted on 10/20/2004 3:38:44 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64

I am talking about what is admittedly a largely symbolic gesture, but important nonetheless.

When Clinton was in office, it was the official position of his Justice Dept that the Second Amendment refers to a collective right, which fit with their anti-gun positions. When Bush took office, Ashcroft reversed this by saying that the Bush Justice Dept regards the Second Amendment as protecting an individual right, as was clearly the Original Intent.

Now clearly the council of kings known as the Sup Court could someday rule otherwise making the official position of the White House irrelevant, but it is nice to know that the President actually believes in the true meaning of the Sec Amendment.


32 posted on 10/20/2004 3:45:35 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: SmithL

Boy you know he's desperate if he's taking time off to go hunting 13 days out. He's trying to blunt the NRA ads. Smacks of when slick rushed back to Arkansas to sign the execution order to seem 'tough' on crime when he was running the first time.


33 posted on 10/20/2004 3:47:54 PM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: dufekin

I shoot a rifle while laying on my belly all the time. It's called the prone position. Still, crawling around trying to hunt deer is pretty silly.


34 posted on 10/20/2004 3:50:46 PM PDT by wingnutx (tanstaafl)
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To: dufekin
I still haven't figured out how you pull the trigger while on your belly. If you couch the gun underneath you, then you shoot yourself in the chin (or nose, if you insist at staring at the ground). If you stick the gun in front of you, it kicks back into your head. (Perhaps Kerry has experienced several of these sort of incidents. It might explain his pathetic lack of mental integrity.) And then, how do you manage to aim the gun at the beast? Do you shoot it in the toe? Is that effective?

Oh, yeah, and I'm not a hunter.

Good thing that you never tried to be a sniper. A good friend of mine was a sniper in Viet Nam. He spent a lot of time on his belly or in trees taking out the bad guys. He also hunts in Colorado and takes out elk at 400 yards with his Remington bench rested on a log. He's on his belly.

From what I've seen of Kerry,, he's never smelled a whiff of gunpowder in his life. He's a phoney bastard who should not be allowed to get near a weapon. Furthermore, if he accepted, and took position of a firearm in MA without filling out the requisite State and/or Federal forms, he should be in jail.

35 posted on 10/20/2004 3:52:48 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: SmithL
So, during the last two weeks of the campaign, Kerry's gonna kick back and down some brewskies with the guys??? Wonder if he's gonna wear spandex.
36 posted on 10/20/2004 3:53:11 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("medals, ribbons, we threw away the symbols of what our country gave us and I'm proud of that")
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To: SmithL

Kerry's going hunting? I wonder how many Vietnamese American homes will get torched? Will he shoot some farmers tending their fields?


37 posted on 10/20/2004 3:55:05 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: SmithL

Has this been addressed? Kerry needs to show he has taken a "Firearm Safety" course to get a hunting liscense in Ohio, or show a hunting liscense from another state current or expired. According to Jim Quinn, www.warroom.com , there is no record of John Kerry having a hunting license in Mass. or anywhere else. Also Kerry makes a wild claim of his hunting prowess, "crawling on the ground with my trusty double barreled 12 guage shotgun, stalking my prey, using decoys and tricks, playing mind games...eventually bagging my quarry. Nothing big, an 8 point or something like that. The biggest I`ve seen was a 16 point or something like that down on the cape (Cod)." when asked, no licensed hunter can verify ever seeing a 16 point buck on Cape Cod. Are there any hunters who would like to comment on this absurdity?


38 posted on 10/20/2004 4:01:01 PM PDT by infidel29 (Before the political left, we were ALL right.)
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To: CWOJackson

He'll probably just chase a young goose down and shoot it in the back, then accuse the members of his hunting party of crimes against animals.


39 posted on 10/20/2004 4:02:13 PM PDT by Ranger Drew
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To: Ranger Drew
Of course if a pellet ricochets off a rock or something he'll demand a Purple Heart.
40 posted on 10/20/2004 4:04:22 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: SmithL
You mean he wants a 2 billion dollar wife now? Sheesh, this guy is never satisfied.
41 posted on 10/20/2004 4:05:29 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: SmithL

42 posted on 10/20/2004 4:16:34 PM PDT by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: infidel29

You make a good point. Has anyone asked to see his hunting license??


43 posted on 10/20/2004 4:16:57 PM PDT by curlewbird
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To: SmithL

Keep your fingers crosses that he will be 'fragged' by one of his hunting Girlie Men.


44 posted on 10/20/2004 4:22:09 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: SmithL

Just in case, I'm going out in the woods behind our shack tonight and set a few RAT traps.


45 posted on 10/20/2004 4:23:20 PM PDT by schaketo (Notorious for skinny dippin' in the same pond as snappin' turtles)
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To: Crawdad

Ssssssshhhhhhhhhh!
Be vewy, vewy qwiet!
We're hunting sporstmen.

heheheheheheheheh


46 posted on 10/20/2004 5:22:40 PM PDT by SmithL (Vietnam-era Vet: Still fighting Hillary's half-vast left-wing conspiracy)
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To: SmithL

Opportunity for another self-inflicted Purple Heart.


47 posted on 10/20/2004 5:27:39 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: dufekin

The Prone Position

48 posted on 10/20/2004 7:12:31 PM PDT by TERMINATTOR ("I believe in background checks at gun shows or anywhere" - GWB)
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To: TERMINATTOR
The Prone Position

Fine for rifles, but how could you shotgun like that?

49 posted on 10/20/2004 10:30:02 PM PDT by supercat (If Kerry becomes President, nothing bad will happen for which he won't have an excuse.)
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To: SmithL

Correct me if I am wrong, but won't this have the effect of pushing animal rights wackos to vote for Nader? Will he not lose more votes to Nader than he will get from socially conservative people by doing this???

It just doesn't seem logical that a known anti-gun Senator would do this for very hard to get conservative votes at the risk of losing part (a big part) of his base.


50 posted on 10/20/2004 10:56:23 PM PDT by America_Right (Just voted for Dubya!)
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