Best poker player ever to come out of Yale. Strategy consisted of maximizing his opponents losses on what they thought was a winning hand.Candidate #2:
Abu Ghraib! BushHitler! BushHitler! Chimp Chimp Chimp!For whom will you vote??
Sullivan: "This is not, should not be, and one day cannot be, Bush's war. And the more it is, the more America loses, and our enemies gain."and
Lileks: "And this argument is not, should not be, and one day cannot be, and dasn’t be, and at the end of the day might not be, convincing. This is like saying vote McClellan, lest the war against secession and slavery be seen as Lincon’s war."
Kerry wins. He’s having a summit with Tony Blair. In the middle of the conversation, Chirac calls up; Kerry excuses himself and has a brief chat about a new resolution to let French oil companies bid on reconstruction projects, and they have an amiable conversation in French. Kerry hangs up.Priceless.
"Your predecessor," Blair says, "spoke to him in English."
"I know," says President Kerry. "He couldn’t speak French."
"He didn’t have to," Blair notes.
He gives a tight smile.
And gets down to explaining what now must be done.
"What’re you reading, Laur."Or, in Monday's Bleat, fisking the ridiculous disaster movie "The Day After Tomorrow";
"Oh, the Vagina Monologues."
"Don’t bother. We’re gonna win Vagina and West Vagina this year.. ZZZZZZ."
6. Early in the movie we infer that Dennis Quaid is no longer married to Sela Ward because his demanding job as a paleoclimatologist drove her away. Given that this means he preferred drilling ice to...well, Sela Ward, do you expect us to have any sympathy for this idiot at all?Now, don't skip the Tuesday nor the Wednesday Bleats, but Monday's and Thursday's were special.
"There's no point in a situation like this being an 80 per cent ally."And then this;
"I'm sure the Americans will behave in a targeted yet lethal fashion."The Americans will behave in a targeted yet lethal fashion.
"I send warm greetings to Muslims in the United States (who will be voting en masse for my opponent) and around the world as they begin observance of Ramadan, the holiest season in their faith.
By teaching the importance of compassion, justice, mercy, and peace, the Koran has guided many millions of believers across the centuries.
In fact, I am sending some gifts to you all to help in the teaching of compassion, justice, mercy, and peace."
Historical note: In one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, when it was said "uncommon courage was a common virtue," 6,000 Marines were killed and 18,000 wounded. Some 21,000 Japanese were killed. The island itself is still barren and only a handful of people live on it. But after it was secured by the Marines, B-29s made over 2,200 emergency landings on it, saving the lives of more than 24,000 crewmen. AP photographer Joe Rosenthal won a Pulitzer Prize for the flag-raising photo. Of the six men in the photo, three were buried in that black volcanic ash, one came out on a stretcher. Only two walked off the island.Think about these numbers for a sec, then revisit the photo of Col. Bud Day, below.
Dear Joe:That's right folks. That is a Congressional Medal of Honor. The HIGHEST military award that can be earned (usually awarded posthumously, which means that you have to get your ass shot off...dead...to receive one).
The major issue in the Swiftboat stories is, and always has been, what John Kerry did in 1971 after he returned from Vietnam. Kerry cast a long dark shadow over all Vietnam Veterans with his outright perjury before the Senate concerning atrocities in Vietnam. His stories to the Senate committee were absolute lies..fabrications..perjury..fantasies, with NO substance. That dark shadow has defamed the entire Vietnam War veteran population, and gave "Aid and Comfort" to our enemies..the Vietnamese Communists. Kerry's stories were outright fabrications, and were intended for political gain with the radical left - McGovern, Teddy and Bobby Kennedy followers, Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, and the radical left who fantasized that George McGovern was going to be elected in 1972.
Little wonder that returning soldiers from Vietnam were spit upon and castigated as "baby killers." A returned war hero said so. Kerry cut a dashing figure as a war hero, lots of medals, and returned home because of multiple war wounds, even a silver star. His Senate testimony confirmed what every hippie had been chanting on the streets - "Hey hey LBJ..How many kids did you kill today?" He obviously was running for political office in 1971. Until Lt. John O' Neil, himself a Swifboat commander, spoke out before the 1972 elections against Kerry's outright deceptions, there was no one from the Swiftboat scene that could contradict Kerry's self serving lies.
I was a POW of the Vietnamese in Hanoi in 1971, and I am aware that the testimony of John Kerry, the actions of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, and the radical left; all caused the commies to conclude that if they hung on, they would win. North Vietnamese General Bui Tin commented that every day the Communist leadership listened to world news over the radio to follow the growth of the anti-war movement. Visits to Hanoi by Jane Fonda and Ramsey Clark gave them confidence to hold in the face of battlefield reverses. The guts of it was that propaganda from the anti-war group was part of their combat strategy.
While the Commies were hanging on, innumerable U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force members were being killed in combat. Every battle wound to Americans after Kerry's misdirected testimony is related to Kerry's untruthfulness. John Kerry contributed to every one of these deaths with his lies about U.S. atrocities in Vietnam. He likewise defamed the U.S. with our allies and supporters. His conduct also extended the imprisonment of the Vietnam Prisoners of War, of which I was one. I am certain of at least one POW death after his testimony, which might have been prevented with an earlier release of the POWs.
My friend and room mate Senator John S. McCain denounced the Swiftboat video by John O'Neil. I have a different take on the Swiftboat tape and disagree with my good friend John. John Kerry opened up his character as a war hero reporting for duty to the country with a hand salute...and his band of brothers..of which he was the chief hero. Most of his convention speech was about John Kerry, Vietnam hero, and his band of brothers. John Kerry's character is not only fair game, it is the primary issue. He wants to use Bill Clinton's "is", as an answer to his lack of character. The issue is trust. Can anyone trust John Kerry?? "Never lie, cheat or steal" is the West Point motto. When a witness perjures himself at trial, the judge notes that his testimony lacks credibility. Should we elect a known proven liar to lead us in wartime??
I draw a direct comparison of General Benedict Arnold of the Revolutionary War, to Lieutenant John Kerry. Both went off to war, fought, and then turned against their country. General Arnold crossed over to the British for money and position. John Kerry crossed over to the Vietnamese with his assistance to the anti-war movement, and his direct liaison with the Vietnamese diplomats in Paris. His reward: political gain. Senator, United States. His record as a Senator for twenty years has been pitiful. Conjure up, if you will, one major bill that he has sponsored. John Kerry for President? Ridiculous. Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Outrageous.
Col. Geo. "Bud" Day, Medal of Honor, Vietnam POW 1967- 1973, USMC- USA- USAF-Attorney 1949-2004
"You'll be able to wake up and dull the senses at the same time,"Say what?
Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.Democratic National Committee website
Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.Letter to the Bergen (N.J.) Record from Kate Swan of Teaneck
Kerry staked out a strong plan to bring peace to Iraq and to refocus our efforts to fight terrorists around the world.Letter to the Bergen (N.J.) Record from Norman Kailo of Wayne
"Next to my fantasies about being God, I also have very strong fantasies of being mad. In fact, my grandfather was actually paranoid. I have a lot of madness in my family. So far I have escaped it."That's George Soros, folks.
"If I spend enough, I will make it right."
"I fancied myself as some kind of god..."
"It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out."
"If President Bush is reelected, we must ask the question, 'What is wrong with us?' "
"When President Bush says, as he does frequently, that freedom will prevail, in fact he means that America will prevail."