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Shame on Him (John Kerry picked the wrong people to insult.)
wsj opinionjournal ^ | Friday, November 3, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST | RONALD R. GRIFFIN

Posted on 11/03/2006 7:15:12 AM PST by flixxx

Shame on Him John Kerry picked the wrong people to insult.

BY RONALD R. GRIFFIN Friday, November 3, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST

I missed the joke. You must forgive me, for there just is not a lot of room in my life for even good jokes--and there is absolutely no room for "botched jokes"--when the subject of the joke is my son who was killed in Iraq. I know exactly what came out of Sen. John Kerry's mouth, and in those words there is no interpretation required. His attempt to convince us--and, I believe, to convince himself that that there was really a botched joke buried deep within his insult is in fact a reaffirmation of his ever-present condescending nature. He actually believes that we are stupid enough to agree with him and start laughing simply because he said it was a joke. Mr. Kerry said exactly what he meant and meant exactly what he said. In those words Mr. Kerry did in fact wash completely away the facade of his support of our magnificent troops and revealed for all to see his true colors.

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I challenge you to read this and not tear up...
1 posted on 11/03/2006 7:15:13 AM PST by flixxx
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To: flixxx

It's hard to cry through the anger.

But it is definately spot on.


2 posted on 11/03/2006 7:18:36 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: jazusamo; W04Man; RedRover; smoothsailing; Just A Nobody; freema; IPWGOP; Mo1
... Kerry has really picked on the wrong crowd this time. Not so much the individual soldiers he so clearly insulted, for they are great judges of true manhood, and in him they have found him wanting. When he ran for president, they voted against him by almost 4 to 1.

They will laugh him off, but their loved ones are a different matter. Kyle died with two of his buddies, Spc. Michael Gleason and Spc. Zachariah Long. Ironic in a way, for they came from Pennsylvania, the great state that has given us these two and so many other magnificent heroes--and Rep. John Murtha, who disparages their service just like Senator Kerry...

http://opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110009186

Rest in peace, Kyle, Michael and Zack. We will not let Jack Murtha and John Kerry rest.

3 posted on 11/03/2006 7:24:36 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: All

Here Here to FR and the stalwart people who write here with care about the freedom we cherish. Kerry is the face of the Democrat Party, and we must put that out there loud and clear. There was no joke folks, he was talking to STUDENTS when he said this and we all know he meant what he said from the deep anger within him. Kerry is a 60's retread and never got over the anti war movement he started and kept going during and after Viet Nam. We must not let that happen again. VOTE


4 posted on 11/03/2006 7:31:00 AM PST by cousair
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To: flixxx

Reid, Pelosi Rally to Defend Kerry

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote President Bush encouraging him to act immediately to reverse the decline in our military’s readiness. “As Senator Kerry has so incisively pointed out, the U.S. military is the repository of our society’s losers,” the two wrote. “The combination of a slumping economy and a failed education system has left too many poor and minorities with too few options. Opportunistic Army recruiters are sweeping these unfortunates into military service where they serve as cannon fodder for Bush’s imperialistic ambitions in Iraq.”

Reid said he was inspired to write this letter because “The Republicans are trying to make a big issue out of Kerry’s advice to students. His intent was to urge students to do well in school so they wouldn’t flunk out, lose their student deferments and get shipped to Iraq. He was just trying to use this unpleasant reality to help motivate them to study hard.”

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) has faced widespread criticism for a speech in California where he asserted that “only morons and losers end up in the Army.”

read more...

http://www.azconservative.org/Semmens1.htm


5 posted on 11/03/2006 7:34:36 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: cousair

Kerry meant what he said and said what he meant.


6 posted on 11/03/2006 7:36:26 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: flixxx
I challenge you to read this and not tear up VOTE!...
7 posted on 11/03/2006 7:36:43 AM PST by yooling (I don't have anything nice to say...)
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To: flixxx

Thank you for posting this, it's a must read.


8 posted on 11/03/2006 7:38:26 AM PST by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: flixxx
Hey Dumbass, John Kerry wants you!
9 posted on 11/03/2006 7:40:24 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: John Semmens
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) has faced widespread criticism for a speech in California where he asserted that “only morons and losers end up in the Army.”
If this were what Kerry actually said, he'd have been forced to resign. What's with the quotes?
10 posted on 11/03/2006 7:42:24 AM PST by eastsider
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To: Coop
Rest in peace, Kyle, Michael and Zack. We will not let Jack Murtha and John Kerry rest.

AMEN. God Bless those three hero's.

Our warriors fighting and being wounded and dying for us should not be the butt of jokes or be defamed as these two elected officials have done. Their day of judgment is coming.

11 posted on 11/03/2006 7:48:54 AM PST by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: yooling

Everybody is America must know soldiers or vets. I don't see how dissing them can work.


12 posted on 11/03/2006 7:49:43 AM PST by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: John Semmens
The US military is the repository of our society's losers.

This is worse than Kerry's insult.

13 posted on 11/03/2006 7:53:49 AM PST by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: flixxx

Too bad he did it after voting ballots from the military overseas were due.


14 posted on 11/03/2006 7:54:09 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Right on!!


15 posted on 11/03/2006 7:59:21 AM PST by cousair
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To: flixxx

Marine Bump!

Never forget, Kerry perjured American GI's in 1971 and he continues to slander them to this day.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


16 posted on 11/03/2006 8:01:54 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: SandRat; freema

ping


17 posted on 11/03/2006 8:02:47 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: John Semmens

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid sound the retreat while dragging Jon Carry behind. Yes, the Elephants are charging!


18 posted on 11/03/2006 8:03:00 AM PST by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Coop

BTTT!


19 posted on 11/03/2006 8:17:32 AM PST by RedRover (Proud pinger of sinister political forces.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Kerry meant what he said and said what he meant.

John Forbes Kerry is the embodiment of the liberal mindset from 35-40 years ago.

These are the same people who spat on our soldiers returning from Vietnam.

These are the same people that, when in positions of responsibility in the Carter Administration, used our armed forces as a laboratory for their social experiments.

These are the same people who called me "baby-killer" and "sell-out", when they learned I had accepted an Army ROTC scholarship in April '72.

These are the same people who now say "they support our troops, but are against the war in Iraq".

BULL$HIT!!!

BTW, I voted last night. I had to hold my nose on a couple (like Rick Perry), but it was worth it.

20 posted on 11/03/2006 8:19:54 AM PST by Night Hides Not (Closing in on 3000 posts, of which maybe 50 were worthwhile!)
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To: John Semmens
Reid said he was inspired to write this letter because “The Republicans are trying to make a big issue out of Kerry’s advice to students. His intent was to urge students to do well in school so they wouldn’t flunk out, lose their student deferments and get shipped to Iraq. He was just trying to use this unpleasant reality to help motivate them to study hard.”

I am stunned. Apart from everything else, apart from his dedication to Communist ideology, Harry Reid occupies a high position in our government, yet he still lives so far back in the past that he thinks there's a DRAFT, and that students who flunk out will lose their STUDENT DEFERMENTS?

These guys really do live in another world. Probably this reflects some acid dream of the days of draft dodging, hippy drug taking, and treasonous betrayal of our country.

21 posted on 11/03/2006 8:29:05 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: flixxx
You shut up dumbass - I'm the smart one here!
You watch it DUMBASS! You're wearing that Uniform because you're stupid.
I'm a Senator from Massachusetts because I'm smart.

22 posted on 11/03/2006 8:32:08 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: flixxx
I know exactly what came out of Sen. John Kerry's mouth, and in those words there is no interpretation required.

Kerry's '72 Army comments mirror latest........Associated Press ^ | Nov. 02, 2006 | JOHN SOLOMON .......... During a Vietnam-era run for Congress three decades ago, John Kerry said he opposed a volunteer Army because it would be dominated by the underprivileged, be less accountable and be more prone to "the perpetuation of war crimes."

23 posted on 11/03/2006 8:32:52 AM PST by Polybius
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To: flixxx
"You must forgive me, for there just is not a lot of room in my life for even good jokes--and there is absolutely no room for "botched jokes"--when the subject of the joke is my son who was killed in Iraq."

BTW Ms. Dowd if you are reading this, using your criteria this gentleman has "absolute moral authority" on the subject of Kerry's "botched joke" and thusly you have to submit to his views on the matter. I hope your next column will reflect this man's views to the letter.

We breathlessly await your stirring words about this man and his fallen soldier son and how Kerry insulted both.

25 posted on 11/03/2006 8:35:17 AM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: flixxx
Shame on Him...

This only works on human beings with a sense of shame and decency, which necessarily excludes John Kerry and many of the democrats like him.
26 posted on 11/03/2006 8:36:52 AM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: flixxx

GULP! There is nothing to add after reading this article.


27 posted on 11/03/2006 8:36:52 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Cicero
"Reid said he was inspired to write this letter because “The Republicans are trying to make a big issue out of Kerry’s advice to students. His intent was to urge students to do well in school so they wouldn’t flunk out, lose their student deferments and get shipped to Iraq. He was just trying to use this unpleasant reality to help motivate them to study hard.” "

It seems that even dingy harry is not buying sKerry's lame excuse that this was just a "botched" joke about our President.

28 posted on 11/03/2006 8:41:15 AM PST by lstanle
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To: yooling

I have done both. CRIED AND VOTED. Jesus please care and bless our military, our country and President Bush.


29 posted on 11/03/2006 8:43:11 AM PST by rep-always
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To: flixxx

Wow, what a read!


30 posted on 11/03/2006 8:52:18 AM PST by doesnt suffer fools gladly (I wouldn't vote for a RAT if my life depended on it. Actually, my life does depend on it.)
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To: John Semmens

I know it's satire but that cut a little close to the knuckle. Just a little too believable. IMHO.


31 posted on 11/03/2006 8:56:18 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Mad Dawgg

Did anyone here see Tom DeLay on Hannity & Colmes Wednesday? Hubby and I had taped the show and watched part of it last night. DeLay quoted words said by Kerry at a press conference he gave after the infamous speech. Kerry's words (as told by DeLay) left absolutely no question about his meaning which was to insult our troops. The trouble is neither my husband or myself can remember now exactly what he said.

Does anyone else here know? If that text could be put out there none of the MSM or any other could say he was making a botched joke. This is driving me nuts - why did I not write it down!


32 posted on 11/03/2006 8:59:46 AM PST by BlueHorseShoe
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To: Baynative
Thanks

What the US Army recruiting poster under "President" Kerry would look like:

Our brave warriors n Irak respond to Jon Carry"


Kerry is no different re his hatred of a strong America and our warriors than 99.9% of the rats in congress. Every rat running for election should have to face a copy of this banner everytime they show their treasonous faces. Pelosi, Murtha, Clintoon, Boxer, Kennedy, Durbin, Levin, Rangle, Reid and other rats in congress hate our military and a strong America. Just look at their voting records the past two years as President Bush pointed out this week.

Kerry is shown leading his fellow hate America and our military Rats to their final destination in American Politics:

(John Kerry picked the wrong people to insult.)

I can't help but feel the real shame is on us, the American voters. We continue to let our troops, our heritage and our nation down by sending the dreggs of our society to represent us at the highest levels and portray our image and soul around the globe.

My GOD- how low have we slipped when we elect murderers, admitted war criminals and traitors to the highest body in our government?

SHAME ON US!

24 posted on 11/03/2006 8:33:33 AM PST by Baynative (There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress - Mark Twain)

Vote against all traitors this election day. Support our troops and their CIC, President Bush.


33 posted on 11/03/2006 9:24:11 AM PST by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: flixxx

Did he pick on the wrong people?

The Democrat Machine traditionally denies them their vote!


34 posted on 11/03/2006 1:05:40 PM PST by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: kellynla; 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; ...

Don't know about the rest but I have a White Feather and a formal Social Calling card for him and Murtha. Doubt either even know what it means (Craven Coward) though.


35 posted on 11/03/2006 3:16:24 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Bon mots

The Marine should have put kerry in a body cast.


36 posted on 11/03/2006 3:27:27 PM PST by unkus
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To: rightinthemiddle

"Too bad he did it after voting ballots from the military overseas were due".

I don't doubt how they voted - I just hope their vote gets counted.



37 posted on 11/03/2006 4:55:46 PM PST by malia (President Bush - a man of honor!! clinton as President a man of horror)
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To: Billthedrill
I know it's satire but that cut a little close to the knuckle. Just a little too believable. IMHO.

I completely agree. I am concerned that some freepers will go around citing it as if it were true, and then end up looking like fools.

38 posted on 11/03/2006 5:06:48 PM PST by murdoog
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To: John Semmens
"His intent was to urge students to do well in school so they wouldn’t flunk out, lose their student deferments and get shipped to Iraq. He was just trying to use this unpleasant reality to help motivate them to study hard"


WTF??? These guys really are stuck on Viet Nam--they think there's still a draft.
39 posted on 11/04/2006 6:08:55 PM PST by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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