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  • Hi, I am chinaboy. I miss u.

    12/13/2013 7:42:48 PM PST · by chinaboy · 325 replies
    Anyone want to chat?
  • Obama to Supporters: Spam Facebook, Twitter During Debate

    10/03/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies ^ | October 3, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Barack Obama’s “Truth Team” – the most Orwellian name for a campaign organization in recent memory – has unleashed an email this afternoon calling on its supporters to spam Facebook, Twitter, and other social media with pro-Obama propaganda during the debate. Stephanie Cutter, the deputy campaign manager for Obama, writes: Benjamin -- Tonight's debate will be an important moment in this election. The pundits will have a lot to say about it, but they don't have the final word -- you do. So if you think President Obama does a good job tonight, say so. Post about it on Facebook,...
  • Romney Led Bain's Investment in Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses

    07/02/2012 10:59:19 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 165 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | July 2, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    David Corn has a report out this morning that pushes the continuing attacks on Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital forward not just because of the business it involves — disposing of aborted fetuses — but because it extends the length of time he worked at Bain. According to Securities and Exchange Commission documents, Romney was involved in Bain's investment in a company called Stericycle in late 1999. What did Stericycle do? Well, it was a fast-growing, profitable medical waste company. But it also had some problems, such as getting fined for keeping body parts and dead animals in unmarked...
  • Who Can I Vote For?

    10/30/2008 8:42:38 PM PDT · by DecoyJames · 63 replies · 1,003+ views
    Political ^ | 10/29/08 | Alexander Nobles
    "I don’t feel as though I can vote for either of these candidates. I have no idea what will happen in the voting booth, but I can tell you I am distraught."
  • Obama mobilizes rapid response on Web..........(Hello MoonBats, meet the enemy..FREEPERS !!)

    09/17/2008 9:30:37 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 80 replies · 670+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 17, 2008 | John McCormick
    Much of Barack Obama's political success can be traced to a database listing contact information for millions of people, a tool that has proved invaluable in raising record sums of money and organizing a national volunteer network. Now Obama's presidential campaign is increasingly using the list to beat back media messages it does not like, calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations when those opposed to him run anti-Obama ads or appear on talk shows. It did so as recently as Monday night, when it orchestrated a massive stream of complaints on the phone lines of Tribune Co.-owned...
  • The Trolls Among Us

    08/01/2008 12:50:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies · 512+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2008 | Mattathias Schwartz
    ... In the late 1980s, Internet users adopted the word “troll” to denote someone who intentionally disrupts online communities. Early trolling was relatively innocuous, taking place inside of small, single-topic Usenet groups. The trolls employed what the M.I.T. professor Judith Donath calls a “pseudo-naïve” tactic, asking stupid questions and seeing who would rise to the bait. The game was to find out who would see through this stereotypical newbie behavior, and who would fall for it. As one guide to trolldom puts it, “If you don’t fall for the joke, you get to be in on it.” Today the Internet...
  • We can win the same sex marriage movement.

    05/25/2008 7:48:37 AM PDT · by Azcaddy · 14 replies · 112+ views
    Lets not keep requesting for same sex marriage. Lets demand that one woman and one man marriges no longer get the benefits that type of marriage receives from federal and state government. When they realize that they have no power of decision making over the health of their mate, that neither one can inherit the social security or the estate they have built and that they loose all the benefits just for the entitlement of one man and one woman marriage certificate. That will stop the religious and political push to change the US Constitution or any state constitution.
  • Serious Question for Ardent FR McCain Detractors

    05/15/2008 9:02:18 PM PDT · by Bob J · 384 replies · 280+ views
    FR | 5-15-08 | Bob J
    This is a serious question and I respectfully ask for serious, thoughtful responses from the most ardent McCain detractors and not the casually disgusted. If you are only casually disgusted, please refrain from mucking up the thread and allow only the truly bulemic to air their rationale. I am not a McCain supporter, never have been probably never will be. That he will be the eventual GOP nominee is all but assured and that I might find I must vote for him if only to counter an Obama or Clinton administration, well, that's my decision and one I hope you...
  • Can a Muslim be a card carrying member of the Republican party still?

    02/12/2008 8:50:54 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 173 replies · 455+ views
    Just wondering. 26 year old guy in VA, your typical small government conservative who fights for low taxes, privatized SS, cutting spending at all levels, secure borders, and for the GWOT, and sees the value of both the Afghan War and the Iraq War. But I am Muslim.
  • Ann Coulter: Manchurian Author?

    01/17/2008 8:18:33 PM PST · by MrArbitrage123 · 25 replies · 374+ views
    The other day I wrote a thread reflecting upon the question of what Ann Coulter has done to win people over to the cause of conservatism. I explained that she had for years been a women I admired and agree with her on just about every political belief. My thesis was that she is a great entertainer and has enriched herself as a result as she appeals to those who don't need a physician but her delivery is so obnoxious and un-pallatable that she wouldn't win anyone over to the cause even if she is correct. Someone replied to me...
  • Conservatives, Beware of Fred Thompson

    01/16/2008 11:20:30 AM PST · by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath · 102 replies · 194+ views ^ | 2008 | Richard A. Viguerie
    In this article by Richard A. Viguerie, you will learn: √ How Fred Thompson disappointed conservatives during his 8 years in the Senate. √ The only time he played a major role on a major piece of legislation—and he was on the liberal side. √ Why he fails the Goldwater Test, getting an “F.” √ Why he fails the Reagan Test, getting an “F.” √ How he runs around with the wrong crowd—the Marshmallow Republicans. √ Why one of Washington’s key media liberals is maneuvering for Fred Thompson. √ What his “wrong” votes on these 18 important issues tell us...
  • DailyKos to Dems: Vote Romney!

    01/11/2008 4:03:48 PM PST · by hope · 41 replies · 135+ views
    WND ^ | 1-11-08
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. "Progressive" political site DailyKos is urging Democrats in Michigan to cross over and vote for Gov. Mitt Romney in Tuesday's primary to keep the candidate in the GOP race and thereby ensure the Republicans continue "trashing each other."
  • Bloggers Prefer A Thompson Hunter Ticket

    01/11/2008 9:05:46 AM PST · by jdm · 120 replies · 370+ views
    Presto Pundit ^ | Jan. 11, 2008
    Right Wing News has done another Rightosphere temperature check on the Republican race for the Presidential nomination. Over half preferred Thompson as the Republican candidate — these folks must have been very happy with last nights debate, where Thompson finally woke up and realized politics ain’t bean bag and you can’t win if you don’t play. RWN’s does some helpful breakouts on relative preferences among the candidates, so do check out the temp check. The two candidates the bloggers don’t like are McCain and Huckabee. I’d pick it strongly the other way, but bloggers actually prefer McCain over Huckabee. My...
  • Little-Known Candidate Walks The Walk

    01/10/2008 4:04:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 70 replies · 286+ views
    Hernando Today ^ | Jan 10, 2008 | Hernando Today
    I agree Mr. Stathis! I have some good news for you and other Republicans or Americans who are disillusioned with the candidates at large. There is a candidate that fits so much of what the conservative base wants. I think he is such a good fit that he is being completely ignored by the national media. I am severely disappointed in the national Republican Party that they have not done more to hold this candidate up. Base Republicans do not want RINOS such as McCain, Huckabee or Guiliani. I know it is a long shot, as this man has not...
  • Google Gap (are we behind?)

    09/07/2007 6:23:37 AM PDT · by ohioangy · 18 replies · 518+ views
    NRO ^ | 9-7-07 | Mark Hemingway
    In August 2006, just a few months in advance of the midterm elections, 26 million citizens were logging on to the Internet to get information about the campaigns, according to a survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. ) That amounts to 13 percent of all adults in the country using the Internet as a tool to make informed political decisions.... And notably, since the inception of Google bombing seven years ago, political Google bombs have been predominantly a tactic of the Left. While Google bombing isn’t exclusive to Democratic partisans (in 2004 a Republican blogger instigated a...
  • Is a "Shadow RNC" Evolving?

    Recently Newt Gingrich told an interviewer that there was a 4 to 1 chance that he would "not" run for President! ( link1 ) GOP Presidential candidates have been openly criticizing and snubbing the President. ( link2) Faced with a 40% drop in small donor contributions, the "old RNC" actually fired all of its phone solicitors ( link3 ) showing how absolutely divorced from reality they, the RNC, are. Putting all the blame on the poor phone solicitors and none on themselves! What a collection of losers. And over all GOP fundraising is down and sagging behind the dem's. (...
  • Talk Radio Jockeys Snared by a Cunning White House (Have at it)

    And how could they refuse? They all have a strong sense of duty and honor. They respect the Office of the President. So when the President calls, they must go. Even though they had to know they were being used. And, of course, the President and Karl Rove know what to expect from this noble group. And they must also have known that these individuals would be criticized for attending this session. But Rove and the President only care about their own political hides. They could care less who they damage in the process of covering their own back sides...
  • The fake "Jim Robinson" troll.

    07/24/2007 9:14:52 PM PDT · by Uriah_lost · 24 replies · 1,484+ views
    A troll has been spotted on a number of blogs and forums, going by the name of Jim Robinson....
  • Fred Thompson Forum: A Ron Paul Weenies Front?

    07/06/2007 9:32:27 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 167 replies · 2,237+ views
    IMAO ^ | July 06, 2007 | Frank J.
    I've had a commenter advertise the Fred Thompson Forum, but the actual site is pretty silly. There seems to be a bunch of posters pretending to be ignorant "neocons" who support Fred Thompson (with over the top names like I LOVE HANNITY and Neocon4Fred), while links and facts to Ron Paul are casually put into the discussion and his supporters are made to seem sane in comparison. The biggest tell is that's theres a poll up about whether Fred Thompson can beat Ron Paul, and Fred Thompson is losing -- on a supposed Fred Thompson fan site. Plus, the reader...
  • Gas prices are out of control!

    05/04/2007 11:24:41 AM PDT · by balboa · 139 replies · 3,158+ views
    May 4 2007
    Did anyone get this email about May 15 2007? On this day, the email states that there is going to be a walk out on buying gas, throughout the U.S.A.. In my opinion and the way gas prices are sky rocketing in the United States, this is a great idea! Lets show these politicians and oil companies who is really in charge, us! Lets all banned together, and show them how we can control the price of gas too! May 15 2007 1. Everyone in the U.S. does not buy gas for one whole day! Gas up a couple of...
  • ZOT! Something in me snapped today

    03/28/2007 4:12:20 PM PDT · by CaptKirk34 · 206 replies · 1,204+ views
    n/a | 3/28/06 | Capt
    Stick a fork in me
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Poster on Bill Maher says Freepers get paid to go on liberal websites and get zotted.

    10/06/2005 5:47:56 PM PDT · by Glynn · 62 replies · 1,498+ views
    Here's the post exactly as it appears on, politics, liberal board: "If this board is a *freeping* example, these *freepers* must be R-I-C-H!! This was posted on the Maher board about an hour ago. The freeper truth- revealed! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Absolutley hilarious. And true, i kid you not. Turns out a good friend of mine- one with whom i often disagree, but remain friends with neverthless- told me he is actually a paid freeper for the right. I have long thought it was just a rumor, but he actually spelled out the so called mandate of these individuals for me:...
  • This Freeper is switching sides. (Do not panic. Please stay calm. Repeat, please stay calm.)

    01/12/2005 3:27:44 PM PST · by ohioGOP · 439 replies · 5,914+ views
    I decided to change my ways. After a lot of soul searching, I've realized that the GOP does not have my best interests in mind. I can no longer support an administration and a party that cannot look beyond the immediate future and see the long-term consequences of their actions. I've thought about where this administration's policies will leave me and my future family in 30, 40, 50 years....and I do not like the picture. I never thought I would say this, but I'm turning blue. While some of you may call me a jackass, I am now proud to...

    12/13/2004 3:52:17 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 82 replies · 2,256+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | December 13, 2004
    Barring unforeseen (and astonishing) developments, President Bush will take a step closer to reelection today as the 538 presidential electors meet in each of the state capitals and the District of Columbia. The electors will fill out ballots, which will be sealed in an envelope from each state and sent to Washington, to be opened on Jan. 6 by the president of the Senate, who will read the results before both houses of Congress. The swearing-in of the new (or, in this case, reelected) president will occur at noon on inauguration day, Jan. 20.
  • "Here's a sneaky way to troll GOP blogs" (heads-up t0 freepers)**VANITY**

    12/02/2004 7:32:01 AM PST · by dascallie · 154 replies · 2,223+ views
    tbuddha (299 posts) Wed Dec-01-04 11:44 AM Original message Here's a sneaky way to troll GOP blogs w/o them even knowing Post a link to on their blogs with a message like "Support Our Troops!" and "Read the Latest from our Soldiers" or "See combat footage here from real soldiers". It's totally honest, and it will get repukes to read all the stories from soldiers about how they don't like Bush.
  • Bush's gay union stance irks conservatives

    10/26/2004 4:26:20 PM PDT · by Ed Current · 184 replies · 2,821+ views ^ | 3:05 p.m. ET Oct. 26, 2004 | The Associated Press
    Some conservative groups expressed dismay Tuesday over President Bush’s tolerance of state-sanctioned civil unions between gay people — laws that would grant same-sex partners most or all the rights available to married couples."I don’t think we should deny people rights to a civil union, a legal arrangement, if that’s what a state chooses to do so," Bush said in an interview aired Tuesday on ABC. Bush acknowledged that his position put him at odds with the Republican platform, which opposes civil unions."Civil unions are a government endorsement of homosexuality," said Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute….
  • ZOT! Buh Bye

    10/11/2004 11:22:29 PM PDT · by Conservativ-Idiot · 73 replies · 2,590+ views
    <p>Buh Bye former great Freerepublic, home of wannabe conservativ idiots, GESTAPO-like Mods and NAZIs. This once great forum has been trashed over the past three years like never before and I’m GLAD that these fucking MOD’s banned me today. If we loose this Election, then FR will be a part in this disaster. No freedom of speech, no real conservatives anymore, it’s a catastophical failure like our President said correctly, hehe… Just like fucking Germany back in 1933, Brownshirts all over the place. I’m puking, little boys.</p>
  • ZOT: Hello to all ignorant conservatives

    10/11/2004 12:44:15 PM PDT · by adaminflorida · 290 replies · 6,254+ views
    October 11, 2004 | Adam in Florida
    I always get a chuckle after reading the hateful comments you "compassionate" god loving people make. Point 1- The only people you tend to love and support are people that look like you and that are Christian. Well, the world and the US is made up of many different cultures and people and I would imagine Jesus, who I do believe was a great person/prophet, would have treated all people with dignity. Point 2- I find it so interesting that the majority of people that are most concerned about terrorism in the US are the people from areas that the...
  • Zogby poll compares candidate to Wizard of Oz

    10/11/2004 10:21:27 AM PDT · by RightSideRedux · 43 replies · 1,979+ views
    Right Side Redux ^ | 10/11/04 | Justin Hart
    Zogby has been doing a fair amount of polling over the Internet. This mornings poll asks the usual questions for presidential polling and then throws in this gem: "Who would you more likely vote for president - the Tin Man who is all brains and no heart or the Scarecrow who is heart and no brain?" Which candidate is which.
  • ZOT! "Free" Republic not so free

    Warning! Read quick before the "Free" republic KGB Gestapo hides this information from you. Beware you are being brain washed by this Free Republic website Freep homepage says: "Statement by the founder of Free Republic: In our continuing fight for freedom, for America and our constitution and against totalitarianism, socialism, tyranny, terrorism, etc., Free Republic stands firmly on the side of right, i.e., the conservative side. Believing that the best defense is a strong offense, we (myself and those whom I'm trying to attract to FR) support the strategy of taking the fight to the enemy as opposed to allowing...
  • U.S. Zots at 8-Month High in Sept.

    10/05/2004 12:31:06 PM PDT · by rep4life · 44 replies · 1,612+ views
    U.S. Job Cuts at 8-Month High in Sept. Tue Oct 5,10:06 AM ET Business - Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. planned job cuts soared to an eight-month high in September while new hiring rose only slightly, a report said on Tuesday. Related Quotes DJIA NASDAQ S&P 500 10167.87 1959.74 1135.92 -48.67 +7.34 +0.75 delayed 20 mins - disclaimer Quote Data provided by Reuters Employment consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said employers announced 107,863 layoffs in September, 41 percent more than in September 2003 and 45 percent more than in August of this year, when 74,150 were laid...
  • How Kerry Plans to Spin Debate ["As soon as the debate ends, we will e-mail you instructions"]

    09/29/2004 5:29:15 PM PDT · by Diago · 138 replies · 3,383+ views
    This is a copy of an email I got. Dear xxxxx, John Kerry and George Bush will debate foreign policy for 90 minutes this Thursday, September 30, in the first of three presidential debates. As far as swing voters and the media are concerned, the real debate will begin once Kerry and Bush leave the stage: Who really won? Why? If you can spare just five minutes after the debate, you can make a huge difference to the outcome of this election. We are organizing a national post-debate, rapid-response effort that will reinforce Kerry's position on Iraq: Bush's Iraq is...
  • bush has given the world "the american plan" to deal with terrorist

    09/17/2004 10:23:59 AM PDT · by next view · 197 replies · 1,397+ views
    bush's war in iraq and elsewhere in the world tells the world that the united states will use the "send them all to hell-let god sort them out" attitude towards terrorist. with iraq, bush can think, oops! maybe sadamm wasn't that much of a terrorist; but what the hell, better safe than sorry. the american reponse to threats has been one of using military muscle. it is almost a reflex reponse. this is why i think most americans will stand by bush in the reelection. bush is doing, acting, and responding to the world terrorists with an american style. as...
  • Diary (lame Guardian hit piece on FR)

    09/16/2004 3:54:12 AM PDT · by Always Right · 138 replies · 3,448+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 9-16-04 | Tim Dowlin
    · You will recall that the Diary's very own brand new conspiracy theory (which held that Kerry's tanking presidential campaign was a deliberate Democratic feint aimed at giving Hillary Clinton a clear run in 2008) was rather anticipated by those crazy rightwing nerds at, who had already posted several threads to that effect before we could bestir ourselves to come up with a username and password. In fact, much of the internet-friendly hard right seems to believe that Hillary is working diligently for a Bush victory by supplying the Kerry campaign with forged documents. You have to get up...
  • Al Jazeera (What is Arabic for meeeeeeoooooowwwwwwww?)

    09/16/2004 9:26:25 AM PDT · by MartinRidley · 251 replies · 3,127+ views
    Author | 16_09-2004 | Martin Ridley
    Its seems odd that country proclaiming a commitment to Freedom supports the closure of the only real free press in most of the middle east - Al Jazeera. Even Alister Campbell aplogist for the UK governement and a supporter of muting the TV station during the invasion of Iraq now agrees how important the station is to free speech. So all of you neo-cons with your spin on Freedom for the Iraqi people how about letting them watch what ever TV station they wish to switch on. And let Al Jazeera report from Iraqi what has an emerging democracy ocuupied...
  • Looking Evil in The Eyes

    09/16/2004 6:02:23 AM PDT · by xyxyxy · 50 replies · 2,525+ views
    The Herald Times ^ | 9/16/2004 | James
    Looking in The Eyes of evil “You attacked us in Somalia; you supported the Russian atrocities against us in Chechnya, the Indian oppression against us in Kashmir, and the Jewish aggression against us in Lebanon” “Under your supervision, consent and orders, the governments of our countries which act as your agents, attack us on a daily basis” “These governments steal our Ummah's wealth and sell them to you at a paltry price” These quotes from Usama bin Laden could be considered to be one of two realities, either Usama bin Laden is a mad man who is in complete disillusionment...
  • ZOT: Republicans

    09/09/2004 11:14:07 PM PDT · by patheticlosers · 161 replies · 2,923+ views
    I think it is absolutely hilarious how you people get so upset by what others have to say about you. Are you really THAT insecure about being a republican that you have to bash down anyone else's views. REPUBLICAN IS NOT the only party out there. Deal with it. Bush is a moron. The war on terrorism is stupid. I think Ani Difranco summarized it best in her poem. So how about you quit your whinning and deal with the fact that the whole worlds population IS NOT REPUBLICAN. If I remember correctly, freedom of speech is one of our...
  • New York Voters- Think about this...

    09/10/2004 7:40:56 PM PDT · by Fatboy331 · 46 replies · 777+ views
    9/10/04 | Fatboy331
    New York voters. Your vote means nothing, since Kerry is so far ahead. I plan to WRITE IN Rudy. Not that he will win, of course, but I'm hoping that he gets enough write in votes to give him a boost for 2008. Think about it. Makes sense.
  • Never thought I'd register here and get the ZOT!!

    09/11/2004 9:54:50 AM PDT · by Madam Tussaud · 73 replies · 2,236+ views
    <p>I cannot simply stand by and watch you guys lying and lying on this website, about the veracity of John FORGED Kerry, about the patriotism of Jane Fonda, about the authenticity of the forged Bush Guard files...they are authentic forgeries. The White House itself handed those forged documents out after CBS gave them you guys are questioning them?? LMAO!!</p>

    09/06/2004 4:52:53 PM PDT · by elctrikchair · 146 replies · 4,590+ views
    Viking Kitties ^ | 090604 | Troll
  • Knock out these infilrators!!

    09/02/2004 7:49:28 PM PDT · by MaineRepublic · 46 replies · 2,271+ views
    I know if I were there I would be picking teeth out of my knuckles. Way to go Kerry Democrats. You are really making Kerry look good..NOT!
  • Bush Twins Get a Little Payback in Prime Time

    08/31/2004 11:30:11 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 143 replies · 3,579+ views
    New York Times ^ | 09/01/04 | JODI WILGOREN
    Bush Twins Get a Little Payback in Prime TimeBy JODI WILGORENPublished: September 1, 2004 aybe girls do just want to have fun. The Bush girls, at least.Forget four years of shunning the spotlight. President Bush's twin 22-year-olds, Jenna and Barbara, strutted into it last night with a sassy, sexy serenade to their parents at the Republican National Convention, every wisecracking word broadcast live on national television. They spared no one."She thinks 'Sex in the City' is something married people do, but never talk about," Jenna, the blonde, razzed her grandmother, Barbara Bush. Jenna was referring to the HBO program "Sex...
  • God Bless the Bush Twins

    08/31/2004 8:33:08 PM PDT · by Limbaudda · 184 replies · 4,715+ views
    Me | limbaudda
  • THE GIRLS (Andrew Sullivan on the Bush twins)

    08/31/2004 11:25:17 PM PDT · by ambrose · 22 replies · 1,547+ views
    THE GIRLS: But Jenna and Barbara really did steal the show. The word "sex" emanated from the stage. No, this wasn't an ad lib. The marketers who are promoting the policies of James Dobson and Rick Santorum were making jokes mocking the prudery of people who think "Sex and the City" is something only married people do and never talk about. Like the president's gaffe about not winning the war on terror, this could never have been uttered at a Democratic convention without the Dems being described as out-of-touch metrosexuals. But the delegates, knowing that this kind of front is...
  • ZOT!!! Stop the war on trolls, there's gonna be a backlash!

    08/31/2004 3:10:23 PM PDT · by dawninmi · 248 replies · 4,638+ views
    STOP THE WAR ON HEROISM As an American, I am very upset about how people are attacking Sen. John Kerry's (USN '66-'70) war record. I can't help but think about how these attacks will effect soldiers serving so bravely today. I am writing to show my support to ALL soldiers that server during a time of war, regardless of your service length, location or level of danger you are in. When critics refer to Kerry's service as "only 4 months," they are completely dismissing his first tour of duty on the USS Gridley. What message does this send to soldiers...
  • Bush says war on terror will be won

    08/31/2004 10:55:04 AM PDT · by arkady_renko · 110 replies · 3,153+ views
    Guardian ^ | Mark Oliver
    Bush says war on terror will be won Mark OliverTuesday August 31, 2004 The US president, George Bush, does believe America will win the war on terror after all despite his damaging remarks yesterday to the contrary. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said today that Mr Bush "will make it crystal clear ... that we will win the war on terrorism by continuing to take the fight to the enemy". This standpoint was in marked contrast to Mr Bush's comments on NBC television yesterday. He was asked whether America could win its "war on terror", and replied: "I don't think...
  • Winning the Right Way (What's going on here? Rogue mod zots solid Bush backer.)

    08/28/2004 2:01:54 PM PDT · by Third and ten · 192 replies · 3,484+ views
    A staunch Republican, zotted unjustly in the prime of life.
    Hi Freepers. I don't usually post on the internet, but I just wanted to let you know I am also a solid Bush backer. One thing troubles me, though. I am upset that Bush would resort to the smears he is backing against Kerry's service record. This isn't right and I don't think this is the way we want to win. Come on Freepers, I know you'll stand with me in encouraging the President to once and for all, denounce these smears. Let's do the right thing.
  • Kerry's service in Vietnam (Mr. President, I demand you recall your ZOT!!!)

    08/22/2004 10:47:16 AM PDT · by MaryT · 98 replies · 1,864+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/22/2004 | William B Rood
    On Feb 28, 1969, I was officer in charge of PCF-23, one of three Swift boats - including Kerry's PCF-94 and Lt. j.g. Donald Droz's PCF-43 - that carried Vietnamese Regional and Popular Force troops and a Navy demolition team up the Dong Cung, a narrow tributary of the Bay Hap River, to conduct a sweep of the area. Ambushes were a virtual certainty, and that day was no exception. The Viet Cong in the area had come to expect that the heavily loaded boats would lumber on past an ambush, firing at the entrenched attackers, beaching upstream and putting...
  • Kerry campaign call for book to be withdrawn

    08/20/2004 10:50:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies · 2,992+ views ^ | August 20, 2004
    US Senator John Kerry’s campaign team today called for a book which contains “proven falsehoods” about the presidential candidate’s Vietnam war record to be taken off the shelves. Unfit for Command, written by a former US sailor who served in Vietnam, alleges that Mr Kerry lied to win his war medals. It also claims that the former Swift Boat captain, who hopes to oust George Bush from the White House in November, won a silver star for bravery by actually shooting a lone, fleeing teenage Viet Cong soldier in the back. Mr Kerry yesterday made his first direct attack on...