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John Kerry and Water Sports: An Unfortunate History
The Atlantic ^ | Jul 5 2013, 1:58 PM ET | David A. Graham

Posted on 07/05/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin

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The setting is what makes it so eyeroll-worthy. If Kerry had been seen at a barbecue, no one would bat an eye. But on board a $7 million yacht? It just doesn't seem like he's working hard.

The incident fits a pattern for Kerry: a strange penchant for foppish gaffes involving water sports. First, of course, there was the epic television ad that George W. Bush ran against Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign. Using footage of Kerry windsurfing and comparing his zig-zagging to a supposed propensity to change his positions...

Then fast-forward to 2010, when then-Senator Kerry admitted that he had listed the home port for the yacht, Isabel, as being in Rhode Island, rather than Nantucket -- a move that saved him half a million dollars in taxes. Under criticism, he voluntarily cut a $500,000 check to the state of Massachusetts to cover the sales tax.

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


TOPICS: Government; US: Massachusetts; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; kerryyacht; massachusetts; rhodeisland; secstatekerry; taxevasion; yacht
The Hussein administration: Long time radicals and arrogant elitists
1 posted on 07/05/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

The water curse seems to afflict lots of Massachusetts democrats.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 4:17:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Last line from the article: “As for the president? Well, he’s on the golf course today.”

Includes a hyperlink to: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-goes-golfing_738679.html


3 posted on 07/05/2013 4:17:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Kerry is the punchline and the joke is on us.


4 posted on 07/05/2013 4:18:24 PM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: BenLurkin

The town collects excise tax, not the state. Oversight, I suppose. Nantucket must have a whopping fat town treasury.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 4:23:01 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: BenLurkin

Don’t forget that Kerry thought he was in Cambodia during Christmas 1969 and was being shot at by celebrating So. Vietnamese troops (who are mainly Buddhists, dumbass).

This guy should never be let near a body of water unless it is a reenactment of Chappaquidick with him playing the role of Mary Jo Kopeckne.

We put a torpedo up his lying ass in 2004 (re the Swiftboat veterans) but America has become so dumbed-down, gullible, and uneducatible that he is now the Secy of State.

It is a little like having “Dr. Irwin Corey” (the comedian and Commmunist Party USA member) as the head of the American Medical Association.

Kerry is, like some many in the Obama regime including Obama himself, a fraud, a narcisstic prick, and a danger to America.

If there is ever a case for “truth in advertising”, it should be the label on a bottle of Heinz products. It should be a picture of Kerry holding up a picture of his wife, Teresa Heinz, and a quote bubble saying “You don’t think I married her for her ketchup, do you?”


6 posted on 07/05/2013 4:23:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BenLurkin
GRRRR!!!



I haven't forgotten you, you traitorous bastard!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 07/05/2013 4:23:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: BenLurkin
Another watery mishap:

"JOHN Kerry once rescued his children's pet hamster from the sea and gave it the kiss of life. The rescue happened during a family sailing trip when the family's pet labrador knocked the hamster's cage into the sea.

Kerry then dived in and pulled the cage to the surface with an oar before giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the tiny rodent. The tale was told by Kerry's daughter Alexandra to show the human side of her dad who some have branded as dour."

8 posted on 07/05/2013 4:25:19 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Water sports Swift boats bullitt in your ass and purple heart beats water skiing!
I really think it was a scratch!


9 posted on 07/05/2013 4:26:14 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Don’t forget that Kerry thought he was in Cambodia during Christmas 1969 and was being shot at by celebrating So. Vietnamese troops (who are mainly Buddhists, dumbass).


He wouldn’t know an ARVN is he saw one.


10 posted on 07/05/2013 4:28:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

FUJK!


11 posted on 07/05/2013 4:30:04 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Don’t forget that Kerry thought he was in Cambodia during Christmas 1969 and

You are off by a year; it was '68. I remember very well because Nixon sent him!!

12 posted on 07/05/2013 4:33:58 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hey John Hanoi Kerry, where is your honorable discharge? Why did you get busted to the lowest grade seaman form O3? You are still a screw up!


13 posted on 07/05/2013 4:38:04 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Michael.SF.

You’re right. He was in VN from about late Oct. 1968- early March, 1969. My typo.

Now, I was in Cambodia in November, 1970. The only SVN soldier I saw there was Gen. Cao Tri, ARVN’s top armored commander.

It is really funny. There are mainly Cambodians in Cambodia, something Kerry failed to recognize, unless you include the 6 NVN divisions stationed there for attacks on SVN (1st, 3rd, 5th 6th, 7th & 9th). You won’t read much about the 6th Division until is shows up at An Loc in 1972. I interviewed a couple NVA POWS in Cambodia who identified themselves as being in the 6th PAVN Division. Who knew?


14 posted on 07/05/2013 4:46:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Michael.SF.
You are off by a year; it was '68. I remember very well because Nixon sent him!!

Yeah, LBJ was so tired and wore out he let Richard Nixon run the Viet Nam war on a day-to-day basis. This sometimes caused friction between Nixon and then Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

15 posted on 07/05/2013 4:49:28 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Michael.SF.
I remember very well because Nixon sent him!!

Yeah, that little problem with the date made the tall tale even taller! ... I wonder if he still has "the Hat."

16 posted on 07/05/2013 4:54:06 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Steely Tom

Uh oh.


17 posted on 07/05/2013 4:54:14 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Steely Tom

It was seared into my memory.


18 posted on 07/05/2013 4:54:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
It was seared into my memory.

You don't forget things like that.

19 posted on 07/05/2013 4:56:39 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: cripplecreek

Is this the water-based equivalent of a limousine liberal?

As reported in the Daily Mail, his spokespersons denied that he was there on his yacht even AFTER being confronted with inarguable evidence.

This administration seems to lie a lot, even about seemingly trivial things. Lies come very easy to them, but they are becoming very sloppy about it.


20 posted on 07/05/2013 4:58:51 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: BenLurkin

Serial gigolo.


21 posted on 07/05/2013 4:59:49 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: BenLurkin

If J’fn’K wants to play ‘water sports’ I am sure he will have no problem drawing a crowd and plenty of people would participate.
UNLESS, OF COURSE,
He were on FIRE, then all the prospective water sport players would ZIP UP and let him burn.


22 posted on 07/05/2013 4:59:56 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: BenLurkin

23 posted on 07/05/2013 5:00:00 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Now we all have Obama phones.)
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To: mountainlion

Johnfuc#inkerry is a lieing, traitorous piece of sh*t.
Should be tried for treason and hanged the slow way; feet six inches off the floor and the knot at the back of the neck.


24 posted on 07/05/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

but America has become so dumbed-down, gullible, and uneducatible that he is now the Secy of State.


While reading this part, I imagined someone in the room with you shouting “Shut up, I’m watching “Ow, My Nuts!”

Do you understand the reference?


25 posted on 07/05/2013 5:07:10 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Yeah.

President Camacho is my guy!


26 posted on 07/05/2013 5:10:19 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: BenLurkin

John Kerry: Unfit for command, and unfit for spending a Fourth of July holiday without making a complete fool out of himself and the country he’s supposed to be serving.

But where has our Commander in Chief been?

If a reporter should ask John Kerry why he was sailing on his yacht while the Middle East was melting down, he should reply: ‘’Sorry. President Obama invited me to join him in his golf game, but I couldn’t make it.’’


27 posted on 07/05/2013 5:17:03 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: JennysCool

Yes...the famous hat from the CIA operative, (who must not be mentioned), the hat that this loveable goofball has kept to this day.

Oh yeah...don’t forget his sweet wife recounting how our loveable goofball paces the floor in the middle of the night reliving his horible searing war experiences.

RAAAAALLLLLLFFFF.

Cuttnhorse
Swift Boats 1965-66


28 posted on 07/05/2013 5:21:49 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Cuttnhorse

Thanks for your REAL service, Cuttnhorse! :)


29 posted on 07/05/2013 5:25:20 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: The Antiyuppie

This administration seems to lie a lot, even about seemingly trivial things. Lies come very easy to them, but they are becoming very sloppy about it.


They can’t keep all the lies straight.


30 posted on 07/05/2013 5:35:21 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Cuttnhorse

Thank you for your service, Cuttnhorse!


31 posted on 07/05/2013 5:37:46 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.
fast-forward to 2010, when then-Senator Kerry admitted that he had listed the home port for the yacht, Isabel, as being in Rhode Island, rather than Nantucket -- a move that saved him half a million dollars in taxes. Under criticism, he voluntarily cut a $500,000 check to the state of Massachusetts to cover the sales tax.

32 posted on 07/05/2013 6:31:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Under criticism, he voluntarily cut a $500,000 check to the state of Massachusetts to cover the sales tax.

Chump change.

33 posted on 07/05/2013 7:20:28 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: mass55th

Kerry wouldn’t know which end of a hamster to blow into.


34 posted on 07/05/2013 8:11:30 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AZLiberty

Kerry wouldn’t know which end of a hamster to blow into.


Knowing him, he >does know<. LOL


35 posted on 07/05/2013 9:31:43 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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