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Posts by Sodbuster

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  • What if Obama Is Wrong About Islam

    07/17/2016 6:53:00 PM PDT · 59 of 67
    Sodbuster to Sacajaweau

    Islam is not a religion. It is a political system.

    I agree and would also suggest the western world has a political system based on Christian beliefs. We have forgotten that. Islam and Christianity are both distinct worldviews and they are not compatible with each other.

    We have been conditioned to try to separate religion and politics and forget that politics are born of, and reflect, the morals and ethics of the dominant beliefs (religion) of society. Religion is more basic, the foundation, of politics.

    Even if western people are no longer religious, they are swimming in, and benefiting from, a political system based on Christian beliefs. They don’t even realize that because it is not taught like that that anymore.

  • How Islam Erased Christianity from History

    04/25/2016 6:24:24 AM PDT · 9 of 14
    Sodbuster to phormer phrog phlyer

    I think Paul’s letter to Timothy is relevant.

    2 Timothy CH 3 v 12-13: Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

  • NYPD corruption scandal leads straight to de Blasio

    04/10/2016 7:11:22 AM PDT · 19 of 25
    Sodbuster to blueunicorn6

    “The purpose of the Democrat Party is to elect thieves to office so that they have access to the public treasuries so they can loot them.”

    I wouldn’t limit this behavior to the Democrat Party. We haven’t had a balanced budget in 30-40 years. Congressional power has been given to unaccountable agencies that make looting harder to trace. This loot enriches those in power and finances the media and re-election campaigns and is a very difficult cycle to break, because EVERYONE is doing it and is very comfortable with it. No Congress person leaves office a pauper. This is the ‘New World Order’.

  • Muslims Need Christ

    04/05/2016 7:00:57 PM PDT · 8 of 13
    Sodbuster to SoFloFreeper

    Islam is not a religion. It is a cult. If you are born into it, you cannot leave under pain of death. They are discouraged from reading, much less interpreting or understanding their own ‘scripture’, they have it defined for them. It means whatever the Imam of the day says it means.

    On the other hand, Christianity invites those interested to, ‘come and let us reason’. Those who seek the Kingdom of God will find it. Searching for Christ and understanding who He is, is a choice exercised by those with free will. Few seek it.

  • Trump's victories aren't mysterious if you understand why people are angry

    02/24/2016 9:13:10 PM PST · 25 of 32
    Sodbuster to Jedidah

    I think it’s a two step process. Right now we can’t even have a rational discussion on a national basis about the direction of the country because the conservative voice has been smothered with political correctness and name calling. Trump is breaking that barrier. The debate that follows once the chains of PC have been broken will probably be loud and boisterous and go in many directions until it settles down. A new leader may emerge.

  • From Westernized daughter of a rich family to burka-wearing jihadi bride....

    12/05/2015 11:18:27 AM PST · 17 of 62
    Sodbuster to austingirl

    “We have to stop saying radicalized. IMHO they are just active while the so-called moderate muslims are pre-active.”

    Agree. They read the same book. Moderates are simply the left hand washing the right hand with the objective of providing false re-assurance that there are moderate muslims. This give muddled thinking people the hope that they are looking for to justify delaying a forceful response. Does anyone really think that these so called ‘moderates’ have the stones to stand up to jihadists? When the caliphate comes and the jihadists are in control, the moderates will be in the back yelling allah akbar.

  • A Serious Question for the Trump Supporters

    10/21/2015 6:01:55 AM PDT · 226 of 386
    Sodbuster to momincombatboots

    Trump can explain the issues and what needs to be done well enough for most people to understand. He can rally the people and is the horse you ride if you want good people like Cruz in his administration. He is also the torch to set fire to the worthless POS dead wood of the Republican establishment that has done nothing but collude with Dems to maintain / share power at the expense of everyone else.

  • What Trump knows that you don't

    08/27/2015 9:31:13 PM PDT · 20 of 142
    Sodbuster to 2ndDivisionVet

    Trump is an executive, not an administrator. He’s the bid idea guy that can manage the nuts and bolts administrators to achieve his goals.

  • Stop Calling Trans Women "Male"

    06/06/2015 12:47:41 PM PDT · 87 of 139
    Sodbuster to Salman

    If i tape cardboard to my arms and tell you I’m an airplane, would you:

    1) Celebrate the fact that I’ve ‘found my true self’ and act as if I really am an airplane?

    2) Recognize that I am not well and recommend counselling or psychiatric help?

    3) Present me with the ESPY Arthur Ashe award for courage?

  • Ex-U.S. lawmaker Hastert aimed to hide sexual misconduct with male: L.A. Times

    05/29/2015 7:03:49 PM PDT · 9 of 71
    Sodbuster to Jeff Chandler

    I have to wonder how many pedophiles and homosexuals are in Congress and in the Judiciary. I suspect it’s the majority. What else do they have to do? We’re all working to raise families and they have nothing better to do than legalize their perverted lifestyles.

  • Is the Big Bang Cycling Through Hidden Time?

    05/29/2015 7:00:57 PM PDT · 50 of 100
    Sodbuster to Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

    “I figure everything gets sucked into Black Holes. The the Black Holes suck each other up, and when it’s full, the gigantic Black Hole burps, and it starts all over!”

    OK. Love the science, but how many cycles have taken place and how did it all start? We’re back to the original question, “Where did everything come from and how did it all start?”. That’s the basic problem with any ‘cyclic universe’ theory. It doesn’t address the primary question everyone wants to know.

  • NFL adds all-pro lawyer to inquiry into Patriots

    01/25/2015 11:34:52 AM PST · 104 of 120
    Sodbuster to Colofornian

    The score was 45-7. I don’t think a few psi in a damn ball made a hell of a lot of difference.

  • We have officially picked a side in a Religious War

    08/09/2014 8:31:24 AM PDT · 34 of 43
    Sodbuster to ZULU

    I’ve heard it said several times on this thread that Islam is at war with civilization. But what does that really mean? What is civilization? To build a civilization, people must be able to live and work together. Rules are established as a framework that everyone is able operate under. Laws based on Judeo-Christian principles provide the framework to allow a society to flourish. The vast majority of people in the USA don’t understand the roots of how this society was established and take this for granted. They don’t understand how unique and special it is.

    Islam does not have this moral grounding. It is unfamiliar to them and a concept that they do not understand. This is why their societies remain in the stone age. Christians are referred to as the salt of the earth, meaning that they are the stabilizing moral force preventing lawlessness. Islam is the absence of any stabilizing force.

    Islam is at war with civilization. They look at us as weak. All cultures are not equal. Islam is the epitome of evil and the absence of God. Thou shalt not kill is not a principle that Muslems live by. They are actually commanded to kill infidels, not love thy neighbors. Quite the contrast. This is a war between good and evil.

    ps - COEXIST bumper stickers really piss me off..

  • Blame game as insurers dump doctors (Another Obama lie. No you can't keep your doctor.)

    11/10/2013 8:44:24 PM PST · 24 of 40
    Sodbuster to Steely Tom

    The law was sold as a vehicle to assist people without health INSURANCE. Now as a direct result of the law passed in the middle of the night without debate and without a Republican vote, people are losing their health CARE. Reality is setting in. Economic carnage. Maybe they should have read the law, allowed debate on it, and understood they effects it would have, before they passed it.

  • Young People Still Not Signing Up For ObamaCare (freeloaders don't enjoy pitching in)

    10/12/2013 9:35:39 PM PDT · 54 of 64
    Sodbuster to HarleyD

    I don’t understand the basic economics and politics of Obamacare. The Dems think they can energize their base to sign up for this using their paid political operatives... I mean ‘Navigators’? When it costs money to sign up? They don’t understand their base. They want free stuff. They aren’t going to open their wallets for this crap. This will be an epic failure.

    And they think they can force it to a single payer system after it fails? I don’t think so. It will still cost people money and they will be too pissed.

  • Marc Faber: Look out! A 1987-style crash is coming

    08/08/2013 8:36:30 PM PDT · 19 of 40
    Sodbuster to Kartographer

    I don’t know about Red, but I called ‘87 in ‘88 and called ‘08 in ‘09.

  • Sorry, the Zimmerman Case Still Has Nothing to Do With 'Stand Your Ground'

    07/14/2013 8:18:31 PM PDT · 16 of 34
    Sodbuster to SatinDoll

    Compare the number of Chicago homicides compared to casualties of operation enduring freedom (Afghanistan).

    Chicago OEF
    2001 667 12
    2002 656 49
    2003 601 48
    2004 453 52
    2005 451 99
    2006 471 98
    2007 448 117
    2008 513 155
    2009 459 317
    2010 436 499
    2011 435 418
    2012 503 310
    2013 195 75

    If the Sharpton’s and Shabazz’s were concerned about black homicide, why not look at the problems in Chicago? When it’s statistically more dangerous to walk the streets of Chicago than to serve in a combat zone, I think it might be a problem. Instead they latch on to a death that’s not black on black and fan the flames. The Zimmerman trial is all about creating racial tensions from our street agitator in Chief. It’s all he knows how to do. It’s theater designed to fill the news with a story that diverts attention from the real problems, like employment, healthcare, etc. It is truly disgusting and I am willing to bet that Holder will pursue a civil right case for the express purpose of keeping this in the news. They are desperate and have no moral grounding.

  • Paul Ryan Defends Immigration Bill: "We're Going To Have Labor Shortages"

    06/19/2013 9:47:41 PM PDT · 144 of 156
    Sodbuster to Bigtigermike

    I guess big business needs a lot more low skill immigrant labor to fill all those part time jobs Obamacare is creating. New immigrants are the only ones that haven’t figured out that they can make more on welfare than they can working. They ambitious ones haven’t figured out that the deck is stacked against them and that rules and regulations established by unelected bureaucrats prevent them from starting a business of their own and competing with the establishment.

  • Crows Are Incredibly Smart

    04/07/2013 7:38:55 PM PDT · 46 of 96
    Sodbuster to Ouderkirk

    I grew up on a farm too. If I didn’t have a shotgun, the crows would stay put. If I had the shotgun, they would see it and take off before I was in range.

  • Palestinians Break Ceasefire

    03/04/2013 5:18:51 PM PST · 4 of 14
    Sodbuster to Olog-hai

    There was a cease fire?

  • Army: 78% Of Combat Brigades Will Skip Training Due To Sequester, CR

    02/10/2013 10:49:40 AM PST · 26 of 44
    Sodbuster to RFEngineer

    There is a lot of waste in every large organization, DoD is not exempt. What I have heard is that because of the way the sequestration is written, the cuts this year have to come out of OMN dollars that are used to perform maintenance. The fiscal year is almost half over, and I’ve seen memos (not secret, distributed among the workforce) that outline how the cuts would be accomplished. All 3rd and 4th quarter depot level maintenance on Navy ships and aircraft would be deferred. If this isn’t bluster and actually happens, what happens to the fine folks that work in the shipyards and at the Naval Aviation Depots? These are the guys that know how the complicated systems work and can repair them. Are they sent home? Will they come back? Will the brains of the outfit be back or will you be left with second stringers to get things going again? Who knows? It’s a pretty large impact when you disrupt regular workflow at this level. Not saying it can’t be done, but that there is a lot of uncertainty as to what the actual future impact will be when you try to turn it on again.

    I agree that cuts need to be made across the board, not just DoD. Sequestration is like taking a chain saw into surgery. And it’s being done because our elected officials can’t balance a checkbook or pass a budget that can be passed down and planned for at a lower levels.

  • Corrupt Media Continues to Cover Up Obama’s Solyndra Disaster

    09/09/2012 7:09:39 PM PDT · 3 of 7
    Sodbuster to grundle

    This is simply money laundering. How could Solyndra spend this much money in one year? Has a full accounting been done?

  • What type of tax is it?

    07/01/2012 8:44:33 AM PDT · 1 of 61
  • Bill Maher Stands by Comments About Being Worried Islam Taking Over the World...

    11/01/2010 10:12:00 PM PDT · 46 of 76
    Sodbuster to SunkenCiv

    “And when I say Westerner, I mean someone who believes in the values that Western people believe in that a lot of the Muslim world does not. Like separation of church and state. Like equality of the sexes. Like respect for minorities, free elections, free speech, freedom to gather. These things are not just different from cultures that don’t have them. ... It’s better. ... I would like to keep those values here.”

    Someone needs to tell Bill that these ideas originated from people with a Christian worldview, a religion that he despises. He is right that Islam is incompatible with Western culture, he’s just too stupid to understand why. He’s not the only one that has forgotten his roots.

  • Barack Obama is vulnerable on terror – and he knows it

    01/02/2010 11:38:44 AM PST · 36 of 49
    Sodbuster to DariusBane

    “our adversaries are those who would attack our country, not our fellow Americans”

    Frightening. Obama (D), Feinstein (D), Boxer (D)... The D stands for Dangerous.

  • Obama strikes back at budget critics

    02/28/2009 2:57:36 PM PST · 77 of 179
    Sodbuster to CapnJack

    “I know these steps won’t sit well with the special interests and lobbyists who are invested in the old way of doing business, and I know they’re gearing up for a fight as we speak. My message to them is this: So am I,” he said.

    He’s not being honest. The old capitalist way of doing business is one that works reaonably well. Individuals have incentive to take the necessary risks to produce goods and services. The ‘new’ socialist way that he is referring to has a track record of failure. The fact that he is unwilling to engage in honest debate and Congress is willing to ram this ‘new’ system down America’s throat is the most frightening part about this. He would never win an honest debate and he knows it.

  • An Angry Republican

    10/10/2008 11:35:54 PM PDT · 41 of 52
    Sodbuster to ken21

    I’m angry that the fundamental structure of the financial system in America was regulated into oblivion. Congress is supposed to provide oversight. Instead, they created this problem by mandating that banks make loans to anyone with a pulse. I can live with a downturn in the stock market due to economic slowdown. This is different. Everyone knows that the basic structure is flawed. Where’s the reform? CRA should be eliminated. Fannie/Freddie should be privatized. Let banks be banks. Fix the problem, don’t just throw money at it.

    And Obama, the community organizer, is going to be president because McCain won’t get in the gutter and fight. I suspect Obama’s work at ACORN directly contributed to this mess when they sued banks because of low CRA ratings to force them to make bad loans. Obama’s been campaigning for 20 months, but he has never explained what a community organizer is or what they do. Now I know that they get government funding to rob and kill banks.

    So you’ve got Congress passing laws to force banks to make bad loans. You’ve got taxpayer money going to ‘non-profit’ (but not non-political) groups like ACORN and their laywers to enforce. You’ve got Congressmen receiving campaign contributions from Freddie/Fannie to keep the game going. This smells like a taxpayer shakedown and power grab originating from the highest levels of Govt. Or am I just paranoid?

  • A $25 Billion Lifeline for GM, Ford, and Chrysler

    09/24/2008 8:52:46 PM PDT · 105 of 112
    Sodbuster to goldstategop

    “Besides, blue collar workers jobs are worth saving, since they do productive work that benefits America.”

    You’ve obviously never experienced the UAW work ethic. I was shocked at what I saw going on at one of the plants that I was sent to to provide training. The union made me provide the training on a weekend so they could get OT. Most slept, others read the paper, a few pretended to be interested. One guy bragged to me that he’s never used his tool allowance to actually buy tools. I asked him how he gets his work done. He said he don’t do any work.

    Ruined my weekend and opened my eyes.

  • Obama profile: Ability to evolve and adapt

    09/13/2008 9:40:29 PM PDT · 50 of 56
    Sodbuster to goldstategop

    What is a ‘Community Organizer’? Everyone talks like everyone else knows what type of job this is. I have no idea what a community organizer does. Seems to me that if a community needed organizing, that’s what the mayor and city council are for. Let’s back up. Who wrote his paycheck? What was his job description? Who was his boss? What was his and his organization’s goals? Did he have good reviews? What were his documented accomplishments? This guy STILL has not been vetted.

  • Dems to America: 'No, you can't.'

    06/29/2008 8:57:21 PM PDT · 20 of 23
    Sodbuster to Josh Painter

    Dems are beholdent to the environmental lobby. Who funds the environmental lobby? Not friends of America. Saudis and Socialists.

  • Mocking of Clinton at Obama’s Church Reverberates

    05/31/2008 6:48:36 AM PDT · 84 of 121
    Sodbuster to libs_kma

    Forget Kansas. What’s wrong with Chicago? These freaks pop up one after the other.

  • Iraq PM tells Bush of 'dazzling successes' in Baghdad

    02/16/2007 8:38:05 AM PST · 22 of 107
    Sodbuster to concerned about politics

    By the time the back-seat generals in Congress are done voting on their finely worded non-binding resolutions, there will be stability in Baghdad.

    Our troops are playing for keeps in Iraq while they play games in Congress.

  • God, Satan, and Katrina (Billy Graham on the storm, the mystery of evil, and a regret...)

    03/12/2006 8:15:56 AM PST · 23 of 52
    Sodbuster to Search4Truth

    How many people have you introduced to God? It's so easy to throw stones at other people's work, rather than do any heavy lifting yourself, isn't it?

    Most likely, you're just trying to get a rise out of some on this forum. You envision yourself coming down from the mountaintop with the stone tablets themsevles!!! Laughable!!

  • The Murtha Ploy: Now I See the Democrat Trick

    11/23/2005 5:21:07 PM PST · 138 of 144
    Sodbuster to EarlyBird

    I've been meaning to post my thoughts on this and will add them here.

    Murtha Fires Willie Pete

    About the same time Murtha had his outburst, the media noted that the Marines used white phosphorous in Faluja. White phosphorous, referred to as ‘Willie Pete’, is used as a marker for navigation and targeting. This story quickly died as white phosphorous is not banned and has been used for nearly 100 years. (Note to media - We’re using real bullets too). This led me to an analogy that I think is appropriate to describe Congressman Murtha’s behavior.

    Jack Murtha called for immediate withdrawal of our troops from Iraq stating, "Our troops have become the primary target of the insurgency". This is not the case. The terrorists (I’ll use the correct word) have been targeting Iraqis to influence the Iraqi political process. Congressman Murtha is firing “Willie Pete” and acting as forward observer for the Iraqi terrorists. The message that he sent to them, whether intentional or not, is that the terrorists have been targeting the wrong folks. He is telling them that if they start targeting American troops and causing more casualties, it will be much easier for him to convince the American people that we shouldn’t be in Iraq at all.

    Murtha’s ‘Willie Pete’ has landed squarely on our troops, marking them as targets, and more Americans will die because of this Congressman’s behavior. Is it deliberate? Is he tipping the terrorists so that the casualty number can be driven higher by the 2008 presidential election? That’s a strong accusation that I’m not yet willing to make. But I find it increasingly difficult to believe that so many Democrat leaders are so naïve as to underestimate the power of their own words during wartime.

    The terrorists will not win in Iraq. These ‘leaders’ in Congress better understand soon that they are on the front lines. The only place we will lose the war on terror is in increasingly less revered halls of Congress.

  • Historical Folly of "Exit Strategy" for Iraq

    11/16/2005 6:34:52 PM PST · 8 of 23
    Sodbuster to Congressman Billybob

    Congressional Status Report

    Re: Iraq

    Dear Senators:

    We're still working for freedom in Iraq.

    Are you still with us?

    George W. Bush
    President - United States of America

  • Dean takes fire from Republicans, won't back down ["Howard is doing a good job ... he could have..

    06/08/2005 8:12:31 PM PDT · 41 of 44
    Sodbuster to Athwart

    A few months ago, a state GOP rep called and, after playing a taped message, explained that they needed money to combat Howard Dean and his powerful influence. After I stopped laughing, I told him Howard Dean was the best thing that could happen to the GOP. The left unmasked. He didn't get it and he didn't get a dime from me either.

  • Wal-Mart Fights Bill Listing Workers on Public Health Care

    06/02/2005 11:24:47 PM PDT · 30 of 79
    Sodbuster to mc6809e

    Just an observation. It seems to me that the more that govt has involved itself in 'healthcare', the more unavailable and unafordable it has become.

    Therefore, we need more govt intervention to solve the problem. yeah... right.

  • Pentagon Said to Offer Cuts in the Billions

    12/30/2004 12:04:17 AM PST · 28 of 54
    Sodbuster to rommy

    JP-5 is not flammmable at atmoshpheric conditions. Flash point is 140 degrees Farenheit. That's why they carry it on ships. I know. We had an issue with this recently and to make sure that I knew what the hell I was talking about I threw a cigarette into an ashtray filled with JP-5 and it went out. Tried to light it with a lighter and it wouldn't light. Left the cigarette in the ashtray and it lit the cigarette like a wick in a candle. No big deal. JP-8 (Air Force uses) has a flashpoint of 100 degrees and would be concern. JP-4 (commercial avgas if I'm not mistaken) has a flashpoint of -40 degrees and will light up like a roman candle. Twin towers.

    Don't know the Navy regs on avgas cleanup.

  • Rep. Farr (D-CA) Apologizes For Election Remark

    11/09/2004 7:51:45 PM PST · 34 of 60
    Sodbuster to Prime Choice

    "I've worked with California college graduates. Almost without fail, they are typically the most ignorant, inept and utterly clueless jackwits on the face of planet Earth. I've met high school graduates from Iowa who are more on the ball than those Californians. But I can't really blame the California kids; their schools failed them long before they ever made it to college."

    LOL!! I agree. I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but compared to some of the California school products that I work with, I'm a freakin' genious! Sometimes I wonder if some schools will give out degrees as long as the tuition is paid. In fairness, I've also met some extremely sharp guys from CA schools too. Probably transplants with a work ethic.

  • Why They Won

    11/04/2004 11:39:39 PM PST · 33 of 39
    Sodbuster to elizabetty

    The red states embrace "... a revolution that plans to overthrow the aristocrats by cutting their taxes."

    The author needs to buy a clue. We don't subscribe to the Marxist agenda of redistribution of wealth. The 'aristocracy' does not need to be overthrown. Money and status are not static in this country. Most of us work for these 'aristocrats' and some of us may even be smart enough, work hard enough, be focused enough, and have enough luck to join them. It's the American way.

  • The unteachable ignorance of the red states.

    11/04/2004 10:47:32 PM PST · 126 of 172
    Sodbuster to Windcatcher

    Liberals remind of little girls playing 'dress up'. They wear clothes that don't fit very well. This represents the facade they put forth in order to push a socialist agenda that would be rejected by voters. They pretend to be sophisticated - using big words that they don't understand to describe problems that they can't comprehend. When called on it they tell us that we don't understand the nuances of the problems. When they don't get their way, they throw a temper tantrum and start calling us names.

    I refuse to be intimidated by these little people.

  • Kerry about to make announcement

    11/02/2004 11:28:13 PM PST · 72 of 142
    Sodbuster to WoodyTX

    He's got 10.000 lawyers on retainer. He ain't gonna let 'em go now.

  • The Perfect Storm!

    11/02/2004 10:38:11 PM PST · 12 of 26
    Sodbuster to Always Right

    The Dems are going to have a hard time attracting voters. What do they stand for? Everyone has heard them clamor for social programs and the $$'s just go down a black hole (re-routed to Dem contributors). It ain't gonna fly no more. You're right - I think morality and ethics may be making a comeback.

  • All eyes are on Rather's future

    09/26/2004 8:14:34 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    Sodbuster to Iam1ru1-2

    I hope it was one of Rather's corporate bosses that cancelled the interview. They may be growing tired of Dan being the news, rather than reporting it. Maybe CBS isn't totally clueless.

  • Society of Professional Journalists

    09/15/2004 9:28:04 PM PDT · 23 of 24
    Sodbuster to Cboldt

    LOL! Hey - ANYBODY can be a 'journalist'. There's no training or apprenticeship required. Any yahoo with an opinion and a keyboard can be one. Even a fomer sportscaster can be a 'journalist' (e.g. Kieth Olberman went from ESPN to MSNBC). I liked him when he was a sportcaster. Now he's just another left wing nut on TV. He looked good behind a desk and could talk. That was his only qualifications as far as I can tell.

  • What the hell is going on here? Or why is CBS clinging so ferociosly to this lie?

    09/15/2004 8:51:56 PM PDT · 72 of 133
    Sodbuster to VadeRetro

    Good question - Why? Here's my two cents. I don't have any proof - just speculating. Call me CBS News.

    John Kerry is Dan Rather's boy. They are both left wing (dare I say communist?) ideologues. What is their history? Kerry slanders Vietnam vets, conspires with the North Vietnamese govt in Paris around 1971, and becomes a very liberal Senator. Did Dan cover for him way back then? I don't know (I was 4 years old), but I think there's a story there about the relationship between these two for an ambitious investigator. Dan Rather put out a piece in 1988 about the 'disfunctional' Vietnam vets that has since been totally discredited. My point is that if John F. Kerry and the MSM are as communist and corrupted as I believe they are, he is simply the best chance they've got to get someone elected president and they will do anything.

    I know you've got to swallow a lot to believe any of this, but this is the internet and I can say what I want. :) I'll put my tinfoil hat away now. Take care.

  • Statement by the President of CBS News, Andrew Heyward:

    09/15/2004 8:30:14 PM PDT · 384 of 407
    Sodbuster to holden
    Sent this to CBS news. I just can't believe this and feel the need to share.

    CBS News,

    I can't believe it!!! Oh how the mighty have fallen! The emperor wears no clothes! You folks are still asking - no pompously demanding - that the president respond to allegations contained in an obviously forged memo!? This is great!! I never thought I would witness the complete meltdown of a news organization in my lifetime. CBS news will be lucky to survive. How could you expect to come out of this untarnished? You have gone from independent reporting (even if there has been a little bit of a left wing bias) to out-in-the-open mud-slinging for the DNC and Kerry campaign. Terry McCauliffe must be proud.

    You've got tunnel vision. You focus on the lies that you started with and refuse to acknowledge any opposing facts as they come in. I recommend taking a step back and looking at the evidence anew. Fonts don't lie. There is no dispute that these memos are forgeries even if Dan Rather (and apparently everyone else at CBS news) can't keep up or understand the technology. I thought you guys were good with nuance and intricacies. Killian's family even disputes them. People he worked with dispute them. The cranky partisan old lady interviewed tonight even says they are fakes. Oh... but you latch onto the fact that she says that the content reflects what was going on at the time and that there were probably memos like these. Where are they?!?! REMEMBER - You're a news organization for God's sakes!!! I can't believe it simply because Dan Rather trots out every couple of days and says that he stands by the story. Am I supposed to believe CBS news because you say it's so or my own lyin' eyes?

    I've got the popcorn going and I can't wait to see how this ends. I've got a feeling you guys ain't gonna like the finish.



    PS - Any luck getting Kerry to sign his SF 180? I'm sure you'll push this just as hard as you've been pushing the Bush Texas ANG story.
  • USA Today acknowledges that it independently received the documents

    09/12/2004 11:37:22 PM PDT · 93 of 211
    Sodbuster to M1911A1; SixIron

    Correct me if I'm wrong but... Burkett had access to official Guard records. CBS claims these documents are from Killian's personal file. Personal files would not be kept with the official files and would most likely be kept at home. So Burkett did not have access to these and could not have been the source.

    If these personal files were kept at home the docs HAD to come from Killian's family. But Killian's family says he wasn't the type of person that would take notes or keep personal files and claim these are forgeries. Which still leaves us with the question - where did these docs come from? CBS has got to tell us or their credibility is down the tubes.

  • This is Amazing, CBS Used Handwriting Not Typewriting Analyst...

    09/12/2004 1:21:02 AM PDT · 105 of 107
    Sodbuster to Trainer

    Yes... Where did thes docs come from? Remember these are not official Guard records. CBS claims these are from Killian's personal files. His family says he did not keep personal files and CBS didn't get the docs from them. Who other than his family would have his personal files? Also - why would a man keep records indicting himself of unethical behavior (giving an outstanding rating to someone that didn't deserve it)? CBS needs to give up their source. If not, CBS and Dan Rather owe Killian's family an apology and financial compensation. Emotional pain and suffering and all that crap. Throw in some $$'s for punative damages.

  • Slime Time Live (Possible clue to source of CBS Story)

    09/12/2004 1:04:51 AM PDT · 38 of 173
    Sodbuster to Anti-Bubba182

    He could not have been the source of the memos. These were Killian's personal memos and would have been in his personal possession, not filed with official records in the office. But his family says he didn't keep personal files. No matter to CBS and Dan Rather. No matter that it doesn't make any sense for a man to indict himself of unethical behavior in a memo to himself - and keep it for 30+ years. I would love to know where CBS got these. Maybe we'll find out this week.