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From 2000: Al Gore's Uncle a 'Phony WWI Soldier'?
Newsbusters ^ | 10/06/07 | Warner Todd Huston |

Posted on 10/07/2007 12:20:33 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

And yet another flashback of a phony Democrat soldier. Here is World Net Daily's exploration of the lie Al Gore told about his "gassed Uncle in WWI" during his doomed run for president in 2000... turns out Gore didn't HAVE any family that served in WWI.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algorejunior; democratparty; phonysoldiers; socialistslie; thebiglie

1 posted on 10/07/2007 12:20:38 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen
But it's still true that Hillary was considering joining the Marine Corps, isn't it?

What damned liars these Democrats are.

2 posted on 10/07/2007 12:27:24 PM PDT by fweingart (Tom Tancredo Will Get The Job Done! (How is Mumia Abu-Jamal these days?))
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To: Kid Shelleen

Al gore is the gift that keeps on giving.He’s always good for a laugh(even if it’s a derisive one)


3 posted on 10/07/2007 12:30:14 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: Kid Shelleen

This seems like an inconvenient truth. That’s the thing that keeps biting Dims in the arse.


4 posted on 10/07/2007 12:38:09 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Maybe Gore was referring to his cousin Nerd Ray McWherter, former Governor of Tennessee. I was thought that he was a gas bag. Al might have told the truth for once.
5 posted on 10/07/2007 12:41:37 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Kid Shelleen

Don’t know about WWl, but I saw his uncle, “Punk” Lafon getting gassed at the local VFW on more than one occasion


6 posted on 10/07/2007 12:42:01 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Kid Shelleen

7 posted on 10/07/2007 12:45:14 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (In everyday life there is more than meets the eye to reach the depths of truth we must DRAGTHEWATERS)
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To: Kid Shelleen

And his gassed uncle’s dying words were him singing the Union Label jingle...


8 posted on 10/07/2007 12:50:13 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Big surprise there.The gift that keeps on giving.I likin him to what an outbreak of herpes must be like.


9 posted on 10/07/2007 1:01:23 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

If you look at the M-16 it’s not even loaded!


10 posted on 10/07/2007 1:07:49 PM PDT by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Wasn’t it Gore who was at his sister’s bedside as she lay dying of lung cancer, except he wasn’t? And a relative died from a back alley abortion, except she didn’t.

When he runs for 08, though, MSM will have forgotten.

11 posted on 10/07/2007 1:09:26 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: ops33

“If you look at the M-16 it’s not even loaded!”

No mag, but don’t bet your life that the chamber’s empty.


12 posted on 10/07/2007 1:10:28 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: fweingart
“But it’s still true that Hillary was considering joining the Marine Corps, isn’t it?{”

Yeah, it’s definitely true. I talked to her in the recruitment office. I had just turned down offers to play major league baseball, professional football, and an invitation to be on the US Olympic team and went to the Marine Corps recruiter to talk about switching gears. That’s when I saw her. She was wearing a Yankee cap and told me it was her favorite team.

13 posted on 10/07/2007 1:13:30 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Kid Shelleen
In fairness somebody needs to try to defend the devil. Algore Jr would have been about 10 or 11 when his uncle died, based on the 1959 obit, at which time the tale already existed, so he may have only been guilty of believing what he was told by his parents. At least it's unlikely then young Al dreamed this up his own. Also some military records were lost in a fire in St. Louis in the 60s so lack of government evidence isn't always proof of them never having been. Still when you go to the longer WND story linked at the original article above their negative information appears to be very strong. If it were true you'd have thought Gore's family might have had some records to confirm it or that the press might have unearthed some old WWII articles about the Congressman from TN, Al Sr., having a brother who'd been gassed in WWI.
14 posted on 10/07/2007 1:17:59 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer
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To: Kid Shelleen

Al Gore (no doubt) believed the “war stories” of his Uncle who died in 1959 when he was 10 years old.


15 posted on 10/07/2007 1:38:25 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place

AL Gore’s uncle was probably a smoker...coughing was misdiagnosed as a gas injury; democrats always make themselves victims. /sarc.


16 posted on 10/07/2007 1:57:37 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Does this mean that good ol’ Al didn’t invent the internet either?


17 posted on 10/07/2007 1:58:28 PM PDT by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: Old Seadog

I’d like someone to do a study on the family histories of politicians. There appears to be an amazing lack of any real value given to humanity...except for “public service”...which when used in political context, seems about as valuable as a Peace Prize. Since Gore’s father was also a senator, I believe, this could serve as first confirmation of complete non-achievement in his family,


18 posted on 10/07/2007 2:10:13 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: DBrow

“No mag, but don’t bet your life that the chamber’s empty”

An M-16 will go bang without the clip in it, if a round is chambered. You are correct!


19 posted on 10/07/2007 2:11:29 PM PDT by cpdiii (Roughneck, (Oil Field Trash and Proud of It) Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast.)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Speaking about the Gores... my grandfather and his grandmother were siblings. My middle name is “Albert” in honor of the same man. Now, my grandfather was just a bit too young to fight in the First World War, but he did serve in the National Guard around 1920.


20 posted on 10/07/2007 2:21:43 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven.)
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To: ops33
All weapons are loaded........

Once my uncle was cleaning a Winchester '92, 25-20 cal. that had been in my grandfather's attic for ages. Levered the action several times and nothing....then it went off while he cleaned it.
21 posted on 10/07/2007 2:32:36 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: ops33

Scary that maroon came close to being President.


22 posted on 10/07/2007 2:50:59 PM PDT by 31M20RedDevil ( I want to go peaceably in my sleep like my friend,not screaming like his passengers.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

“Fat” Albert lying on the campaign trail?? Oh, surprise, surprise!!! Can’t be...Say it isn’t so. Is there anyone out there who believes that politicians don’t lie?? If there is, let me tell you that you are in serious need of a brain transplant. You can ALWAYS tell when a politician is lying...his lips are moving!!!


23 posted on 10/07/2007 3:18:18 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Don’t forget, Hillary also sent in an application to be an astronaut!


24 posted on 10/07/2007 3:19:33 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: cpdiii
“An M-16 will go bang without the clip in it, if a round is chambered. “

Look at Algor’s safety- the lever is straight up-and-down, meaning “single shot”. There were three clicks- safe, one, many. If safe the lever would point to the rear, not down.

25 posted on 10/07/2007 3:34:48 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Kid Shelleen
Re: From 2000: Al Gore's Uncle a 'Phony WWI Soldier'?

Hey, Kid, they don't have to tell the truth... they are Democrats!

26 posted on 10/07/2007 3:39:14 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Kid Shelleen
My grandfather George Colman was exposed to mustard gas during WWI. When he came back my great grandmother said he was different. I don't think he ever really recovered from the trauma. He died at an early age, too.

I hate these liars who try to paint themselves as heroes or patriots when they're the exact opposite. If you're patriotic, algore, denounce the lefties that are trying to ruin this country. Oh, but you are one. Life is full of tough choices, huh?

27 posted on 10/07/2007 3:46:44 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: Da Coyote

You can try here:

http://www.worldconnect.rootsweb.com

There are thousands of family trees posted there. It turns out that my family is distant cousins of President Bush (about 16 generations apart). I was stoked about it!


28 posted on 10/07/2007 3:52:31 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: Farmer Dean

I always thought AlGore lied because he knew the MSM would not question his stories but now I believe he really is nuts..


29 posted on 10/07/2007 4:06:18 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Aztlan My Azz: La Raza is Spanish for Tan Klan)
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To: ricks_place

the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree


30 posted on 10/07/2007 4:08:18 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Aztlan My Azz: La Raza is Spanish for Tan Klan)
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To: ops33; ATOMIC_PUNK
"If you look at the M-16 it’s not even loaded!"

There could have been one in the chamber.

I just love that picture!

31 posted on 10/07/2007 4:11:55 PM PDT by Radix (When I became a man, I put away childish things)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Why am I not suprised?


32 posted on 10/07/2007 4:17:43 PM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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To: DBrow

So, either the Army didn’t trust him with any bullets or only gave him one like Barney Fife!


33 posted on 10/07/2007 7:11:08 PM PDT by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: ops33
I’m going to try to be fair to Algor. He could have been in an area where he had to lug the thing, but was not supposed to have ammo in it. That’s common today as well, in military and in competition.

But usually you are required to have the safety on as well.

Interpreted that way, it’s clear Algor was not in a forward area, also clear that when he was told mag out, clear your rifle, safety on, he didn’t get it quite right.

34 posted on 10/08/2007 5:55:59 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Several years ago Hillary stated, in a lying address before an audience of nobodys, that she had wrestled with the idea of joining the Marine Corps and had even gone in and talked about it.

Of course this was shortly after she slammed the military in another address before a group of nobodys.

35 posted on 10/08/2007 6:07:30 AM PDT by fweingart (Tom Tancredo Will Get The Job Done! (How is Mumia Abu-Jamal these days?))
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To: Kid Shelleen
Please do not worry about Al’s safety during Nam. His six man body guard team would never have let that POS have any ammo. He would have offed many people including himself possibly.
36 posted on 10/08/2007 6:27:56 AM PDT by Lewite (Praise YAHWEH and Proclaim His Wonderful Name! Islam, the end time Beast-the harlot of Babylon.)
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To: DBrow

“If you look at the M-16 it’s not even loaded!”

No mag, but don’t bet your life that the chamber’s empty”

the M16’s chamber may be empty - but you can bet your bottom dollar that ain’t the only “empty chamber” in that picture!


37 posted on 10/08/2007 6:31:40 AM PDT by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: SAMS

“that ain’t the only “empty chamber” in that picture!”

There is NO debate! Everyone agrees!


38 posted on 10/08/2007 6:33:48 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: ops33
Take a good long look at that photo all i did was google the phrase “gore gun control” this is the first pic that popped up so i used it without proofing ...

I you look very close it looks like is been photo shopped the whole pic is fuzzy edged with the exception of the area around the mag and firing chamber it looks very clear ! i just noticed it myself ..

I should have proofed the pic first thats my fault because i believe the original has the clip in it !

39 posted on 10/11/2007 9:04:01 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (In everyday life there is more than meets the eye to reach the depths of truth we must DRAGTHEWATERS)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

I’m not sure. I remember seeing this pic when Gore was running for President and noticed it didn’t have a magazine loaded.


40 posted on 10/11/2007 1:57:04 PM PDT by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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