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Election Season Is Bad Time For Slip Of The Quip (Mark Steyn On Meaning Of Kerry's Quip Alert)
Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/05/2006 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 11/05/2006 2:25:58 AM PST by goldstategop

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To: IOWAfan
Here's my recent post about what REALLY happened when the Kerry's went to Wendy's:

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The Kerrys went to Wendy's to "hang out", but an enterprising reporter discovered something else. This from CNN:

August 25, 2004

John and Teresa nibbled on chili and a shake during their photo-op stop at Ohio-based Wendy's last week and then returned to the campaign bus for their real lunch -- a $200 spread catered by a local yacht club, of shrimp vindaloo, grilled diver sea scallops, prosciutto-wrapped stuffed chicken and steak salad.

"Luckily for Kerry, there are a number of five-star restaurants in Washington that can prepare gourmet box lunches in case he's forced to make another faux fast-food stop at Wendy's," quips Bush-Cheney spokesman Steve Schmidt, referring to Kerry's time in Washington this morning.

As Schmidt also notes, Kerry overnights tonight in Kansas City, Missouri, a city known for great barbecue.

When Kerry was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earlier this week, he reportedly told voters he'd be "in trouble" if he didn't "find some baby backs over there at Speed Queen Bar-B-Q and a double-dip vanilla at Leon's."

"Kerry didn't show up at the Speed Queen or Leon's, but he had no trouble eating a filet mignon and asparagus at a lakefront restaurant instead," Schmidt notes. "It will be interesting to see whether Kerry's cuisine matches his rhetoric in Kansas City tomorrow."

That may have been my FAVORITE DAY of the 2004 campaign. It just doesn't get much better than "shrimp vindaloo"!

Here's the pitiful photo-op Kerry got at Wendy's.


"Hold still while I wipe this shrimp vindaloo off my finger.".

51 posted on 11/05/2006 4:34:08 AM PST by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats! ......and trial lawyers.)
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To: Timeout
That's what I meant. Kerry and his wife don't know how to relate to average Americans because they can't live like them.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

52 posted on 11/05/2006 4:37:05 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Timeout
LOL! John Kerry lost the presidency for want of filet mignon and shrimp vindaloo.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

53 posted on 11/05/2006 4:39:27 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
As it stands, the French Poodle is the Hamlet of 21st Century American politics.

I still think Algore is the Moonbat of 21st Century American politics, and he will run in '08. Ketchup Boy bails after New Hampshire, which sets up the Battle Royale everybody wants to see, Algore vs. the wicked witch of the West Wing.

54 posted on 11/05/2006 4:40:38 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: goldstategop

Was that the infamous "Can I get Swiss on this" moment? LOL!


55 posted on 11/05/2006 4:46:02 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
Yep, poor Jane Pauley has to put up with him every day...
56 posted on 11/05/2006 4:47:15 AM PST by detch
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
Kerry's good for the laughs. His mannerisms and slow windedness of delivery lend themselves to people being slow to grasp what he says. And that's helped by his perception he's smarter than the common herd.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

57 posted on 11/05/2006 4:49:52 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
LOL! John Kerry lost the presidency for want of filet mignon and shrimp vindaloo.

I'm trying to come up with the right "Red Dwarf" quote for Ketchup Boy, but my brain is on "Slow" this morning...

58 posted on 11/05/2006 4:55:23 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: goldstategop

Reading Mark Steyn is like savoring a rare porterhouse steak.


59 posted on 11/05/2006 4:56:48 AM PST by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: Timeout

I just had the chili.
Pull my finger! Go ahead, pull it!

60 posted on 11/05/2006 5:03:16 AM PST by blues_guitarist (I apologize to no one! . .. . . . . . . . .. Black conservative Christians arise!!)
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To: mariabush
"What blows my mind is that nearly half of the country voted for this fool!"

Which supports my premise that half of our population does not have a whole lot of sense.

61 posted on 11/05/2006 5:06:38 AM PST by verity (Muhammed is a Dirt Bag)
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To: Solamente
Some Kerry joke pictures for your viewing edification this morning: (WARNING: Laff Riot Alert)

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

62 posted on 11/05/2006 5:12:19 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

63 posted on 11/05/2006 5:37:52 AM PST by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: goldstategop

"the senator needs you to move."

just like a school yard bully and his henchmen. (pretty-much sums up the whole democrat party; hell-bent on domination and confiscation.)


64 posted on 11/05/2006 5:41:15 AM PST by ripley
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To: Stallone

I agree wholeheartedly! (New tag!)


65 posted on 11/05/2006 5:46:26 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Clinton bombed more countries in 6 months than Zionist neocon warmonger Bush has in 6 years-Steyn)
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To: goldstategop

What I'm longing to see is a post where someone with graphics talent has taken the Kerry-botched-football-reception picture and changed the ball to a Vonnage box. *haha*


66 posted on 11/05/2006 5:53:21 AM PST by hoosier_RW_conspirator
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To: Timeout
Okay, I'll bite.......what the hell is "shrimp vindaloo"?
67 posted on 11/05/2006 6:19:44 AM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: goldstategop

It's so great that Hillary and Rove got together to get Kerry to say what they wanted him to.


68 posted on 11/05/2006 6:33:05 AM PST by Leisler
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To: goldstategop
Remember Kerry's 2004 comment that
[Republicans] are the most crooked, you know, lying group I've ever seen

69 posted on 11/05/2006 6:35:57 AM PST by syriacus (Got a moment? The election prayer thread's at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1731268/posts)
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To: verity
Which supports my premise that half of our population does not have a whole lot of sense.

...And this was generously provided to them (the senseless) by your hard-earned dollars via the public education middleman. However, most know how to put a condom on a banana and the importance of hygiene in the event of analingus.
70 posted on 11/05/2006 6:44:10 AM PST by Harrius Magnus (Not Welcome.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Shrimp Vindaloo
http://www.recipezaar.com/92346

I just bought 10 lbs of large shrimp right off the boat yesterday.

I think I'll whip up some "vindaloo"...

.....NOT!


71 posted on 11/05/2006 6:46:39 AM PST by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats! ......and trial lawyers.)
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To: goldstategop

Come on folks. John Kerry is just your average ordinary guy...














If you're from Transylvania.


72 posted on 11/05/2006 7:55:50 AM PST by Triggerhippie (Always use a silencer in a crowd. Loud noises offend people.)
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To: goldstategop

This one is a keeper. Thanks for the post. Bump for a later read.


73 posted on 11/05/2006 7:58:06 AM PST by Silly
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To: goldstategop

John Heinz was a moderate Republican.


74 posted on 11/05/2006 8:35:10 AM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: goldstategop
A vain thin-skinned condescending blueblood with no sense of his own ridiculousness

A perfect description of Kerry.....

...and "I was making a joke about how stupid Bush is but I'm the only condescending liberal in America too stupid to tell a Bush-is-stupid joke without blowing it" must rank as one of the all-time lame excuses....

Thank You Mark Steyn!

75 posted on 11/05/2006 8:38:09 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: mariabush
No matter who they nominate the D designation guarantees a signiifcant number of votes from their various constituencies: blacks, old libs still in love with FDR, various victim groups, etc etc.
76 posted on 11/05/2006 8:41:38 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: goldstategop

bttt Steyn, as usual, is a must read.


77 posted on 11/05/2006 8:41:44 AM PST by kalee
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To: goldstategop

A VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRATS IS A VOTE FOR AL-QAEDA.


78 posted on 11/05/2006 8:52:16 AM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: goldstategop
In this tedious shell game, no matter how frantically the left shuffles the cups, you never find the one shriveled pea of The Military Intervention We're Willing To Support When it Matters.

......

79 posted on 11/05/2006 8:56:03 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Fake but Accurate": NY Times)
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To: goldstategop
And so they signed up with the weirdly incoherent narrative of John Kerry -- a celebrated anti-war activist suddenly "reporting for duty" as a war hero and claiming that, even though the war was a mistake and his comrades were murderers and rapists, his four months in the Mekong rank as the most epic chapter in the annals of the Republic.

..I am John Kerry....who served in Vietnam....reporting for duty

80 posted on 11/05/2006 9:04:12 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Fake but Accurate": NY Times)
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To: Timeout
They cannot comprehend the young man or woman who subjugates self to a larger calling.

Bottom line: They do not understand HONOR

Congratulations....You just hit the bull's eye.


81 posted on 11/05/2006 9:26:31 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Fake but Accurate": NY Times)
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To: TexasNative2000
So, two of the last four top-of-the-ticket Democrats (Lieberman in 2000, Kerry in 2004) are now outcasts of their party for being on opposite sides of the same issue. Explain that twisted logic

The difference is this:

Lieberman said what he meant, but never should have meant it.

Kerry said what he meant, but never should have said it.

82 posted on 11/05/2006 9:26:56 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; deport; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; JohnHuang2; ...
Thanks!

Steyn ping!


83 posted on 11/05/2006 9:39:49 AM PST by Pokey78 (‘FREE [INSERT YOUR FETID TOTALITARIAN BASKET-CASE HERE]’)
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To: TexasNative2000
"Explain that twisted logic.

Hillary.

84 posted on 11/05/2006 9:51:52 AM PST by 2111USMC
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To: TexasNative2000
"So he is for leadership by being against leadership?"

Yep.


85 posted on 11/05/2006 10:03:03 AM PST by Matchett-PI (To have no voice in the Party that always sides with America's enemies is a badge of honor.)
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To: goldstategop

Bravo. Steyn at his level best.

p.


86 posted on 11/05/2006 10:04:30 AM PST by Paul_B
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To: Pokey78

Thanks for the ping, Pokey!


87 posted on 11/05/2006 10:23:21 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Clinton bombed more countries in 6 months than Zionist neocon warmonger Bush has in 6 years-Steyn)
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To: Pokey78; goldstategop

<< Senator Nuancy Boy is secure in little else except his belief in his indispensability .... Tony Blair -- a big mushy-leftie pantywaist on health and education and all the other sissy stuff .... McCarthy .... destroyed (only another) Democrat .... Carter (achieved only) one screwed-up helicopter mission in (four years); Bill Clinton bombed more countries in ... six months than the Zionist neocon warmonger (United States of America's President and Armed-Forces Commander-In-Chief, George Walker) Bush has in six years (and), unless you happened to be in that Sudanese aspirin factory, was as desultory and uncommitted (about bombing) as his sex life (which was) characterized by the same inability to reach .... "completion. >>

Mr Steyn, as usual, nails every one of the mushy-leftie, pantywaisted, sissy, nuancy boys - and traitors!

Thanks for the ping, Pokes.


88 posted on 11/05/2006 11:14:49 AM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: Pokey78
Even for Steyn, this piece has a lot of good lines.

And those are just some random quotes!

89 posted on 11/05/2006 11:21:58 AM PST by irv
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To: goldstategop

When I watched his gaffe, I felt that he was so proud of his little "joke" that he had to construct a situation in which to use it. It was as though he'd rehearsed it, and couldn't wait for us to all be awed by his witty dig at America's brave soldier-heroes.


90 posted on 11/05/2006 11:25:46 AM PST by bannie
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To: Timeout
They cannot comprehend the young man or woman who subjugates self to a larger calling.

Boy are you right! What else can we expect from the "let them eat cake" crowd...a bunch of immature, selfish, adolescent goonbahs whose only thought is about self, self, self, who live in a Stepford world of "ought to be" and who are stuck in a timewarp capsule dated 1967?

I was six years old during the Vietnam War--heck we lived about a stones' throw from Haight-Ashbury--and even I could tell that all those people on TV and on the streets weren't just dirty, they were nasty--and had their brains fried on acid! They haven't changed a bit.

I was disgusted with them 40 years ago and I'm just as disgusted now.

91 posted on 11/05/2006 11:47:24 AM PST by pray4liberty (School District horrors: http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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To: goldstategop

New tagline, courtesy of m steyn.


92 posted on 11/05/2006 11:48:44 AM PST by Maigrey (A vain thin-skinned condescending blueblood with no sense of his ridiculousness - M Steyn on JCarry)
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To: george76; SoldierDad
What you need to know about the Democratic Party and U.S. Foreign Policy starting about, oh let's say, April 1971.

"President Jimmy Carter confined himself to one screwed-up helicopter mission in Iran; Bill Clinton bombed more countries in a little more than six months than the Zionist neocon warmonger Bush has in six years but, unless you happened to be in that Sudanese aspirin factory, it was as desultory and uncommitted as his sex life and characterized by the same inability to reach (in Ken Starr's word) "completion." As for John Kerry, since he first slandered the American military three decades ago, he's been wrong on every foreign policy question and voted against every significant American weapons system."

93 posted on 11/05/2006 11:58:23 AM PST by Chgogal (GDBs - NY Times does it again - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1666501/posts)
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To: goldstategop
They MUST be reading FreeRepublic for material.

I posted this:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1730570/posts?page=136#136

Though I can hardly take all the credit, I am glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks Kerry should be "swift-booted" out of office. Now it's official.

He is a disgrace to the nation. An utter disgrace.

94 posted on 11/05/2006 12:09:44 PM PST by pray4liberty (School District horrors: http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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To: Pokey78

The whole 'it was supposed to be a joke' nonsence doesn't even make any sense!
GW Bush DID go to university.
What a total idiot. (A pity no one's pointed this out...)


95 posted on 11/05/2006 12:44:35 PM PST by Sarah
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To: Timeout

"On that last, note that the American people never responded to the Dems' and MSM's repeated demands to film flag-draped coffins returning to Dover. Patriots understood their motive: portray the fallen as victims, symbols of the folly of war."

Yes - the MSM are anxious to show nightly footage of coffins returning to Dover because that suits their political aims; they are determined never to show video of the people jumping from 95th story windows of the WTC, for the same reason.


96 posted on 11/05/2006 1:51:19 PM PST by WarrenC
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To: Rummyfan

Steyn is a genius. He summed up what I thought about Kerry and his clan, but with far more insight than I could muster.


97 posted on 11/05/2006 2:39:19 PM PST by sine_nomine (Vote for the Democrats? - the party of Studds, Frank, Webb, Clinton? - the new family values party?)
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To: Bernard
Replace the Demo Donkey with John Kerry.

Would we be able to tell the difference?

Oh, right. Kerry has a longer face and bigger teeth...

98 posted on 11/05/2006 3:11:34 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: goldstategop
The left still doesn't understand that it's the soldier who guarantees every other profession -- the defeatist New York Times journalist, the anti-American college professor, the insurgent-video-of-the-day host at CNN, the hollow preening blowhard senator. Kerry's gaffe isn't about one maladroit Marie Antoinette of the Senate but a glimpse into the mind-set of too many Americans.

- Mark Steyn

99 posted on 11/05/2006 4:09:33 PM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: goldstategop

Wow! Steyn is on a roll in this one, But then again Kerry and the Defeatocrats are fertile ground!


BTTT!


100 posted on 11/05/2006 5:24:13 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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