Monday, May 31, 2004
No title for this post, because I couldn't think of one. Anyway, has anyone else noticed that this Memorial Day has been talked about more than any other Memorial Day in recent years? I'm sure the WWII Memorial ceremony had some to do with it, but I think Drumwaster hit the reason right on the head.
"Memorial Day has taken a different tone these past two years. No longer is it just remembering past generations and their bravery. Now, the current generation of soldier is proving Americans do have what it takes."
With all the things have happened over the past few years, our soldiers have stood up and shown what they can do when the pressure's on. So, for the final time this Memorial Day I want the thank the men and women of the U.S. military. It's because of you and all that you do, or have done, that we're able to enjoy the lives we live. You help make this country the greatest on Earth. Thank You.

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Take a look at this. I think nothing more need be said.

I had just sat down to lunch and turned on Fox News and I caught the last line of a story Greg Palkot was talking about. It was something about John Kerry was giving a speech to honor Americas veterans, and someone came up to him and asked him if he was talking about the same Vets that he spat on after the Vietnam War. Does anyone know anything else about this story? And this brings up a good point. Does Kerry really have any room to be talking about honoring our military. I mean, he did call them criminals and try everything in his power to subvert them. Unlike Bush, I don't think Kerry really does care as much about our soldiers as he would like us to believe. And I think they can see right through him and his false praise. Just look at the polls.
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I just ordered my Bush/Cheney gear. I wanted a the khaki hat, but I don't have $20 right now. So I just ordered the two buttons and the window cling. Have you ordered your stuff yet?
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It's a day early, but under the circumstances I don't think it matters. Today is Memorial Day. So while you do whatever it is you do today to celebrate, please remember why we have this day. Fly your flags with pride today and give thanks to the brave men and woman who make possible everything we have.

This post is dedicated to the men and woman who have served and are serving in the United States military. I've never been in the armed forces, so I don't even pretend to know everything you go through or the sacrifices you have made or are making. But I just wanted to let you know that you have people back home who love, support and respect you and who wish you a safe and speedy return. You sacrifice everything in your lives for people you don't even know. You may not call yourselves heroes, but that's what you are.

The first of every month, or in this case Memorial Day, I'll post this message. This is something that would be great to see take off. It would be nice to see people honor and thank the men and woman who keep us safe. What's great about this is that both Democrats and Republicans can participate. If you would like to take part in this, just copy the bug above and save to your host site. If you don't have one, Photobucket has a great free host site. Show your support for the men and woman who defend our freedoms.
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Sunday, May 30, 2004
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Air America going down in flames. The following is from Drudge.
"FLASH: Al Franken has agreed not to draw a salary at AIR AMERICA, hoping to keep the fledgling talk-radio network afloat... Developing..."

That's all it says. There's no story to link to yet. But this is funny. It wasn't too long ago that people were saying that Air America wasn't dead and that it wasn't going to die. It's dying a slow and horrible death. They need to just pull the plug and let it go to that great failed idea bin in the sky. I said I'd give it until just after Christmas before it died, then I pulled a John Kerry and said it wouldn't make it past Summer. Well, it looks like it may not even make it to Summer. Al Gore, are you paying attention?

That veterans support Bush and not candidate waffles. In a recent CBS poll, hardly a Right-Wing poll, Vets support Bush 54 to 41 over Kerry. Dems AWOL charge appears to have backfired on Kerry. They know who would do a better job protecting this country. Just another in a long list of reasons why I hold our brave men and women on such a high plane. The article also quotes a Bush-Cheney spokesman.
"It's buried in every poll that I've seen"

Now, why do you suppose that is?

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I was listening to The Radio Factor this morning, and Bill was talking about the movie The Day After Tomorrow. I learned that the movie based on the book The Coming Global Superstorm which was written by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber. Here's where the story gets good. Whitley Strieber claims to have been abducted by aliens in 1985. No joke. Whitley claims that little blue men came to Earth on Dec. 26, 1985 and abducted him. This is priceless. This also may explain Al Gore's insane rant about the movie. One question though, how come Big Media isn't talking about this? Every time a big movie's made based on a book, every reporter and his mother talks about the book it was based on. Could it be because this movie blames Bush for the false theory of global warming, and that talking about one of the authors of the book's looney claim of alien abduction could make some people not go see it and blame Bush as well? Could be. I found an interview Strieber did in 1997 in which he talks about aliens and abductions. You should read it.
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Saturday, May 29, 2004

Finally, after way too many years, the men and woman of this country who fought in WWII will be honored with the WWII Memorial. With WWII soldiers dying at a rate of about 1,056 a day, this should have come a long, long time ago. Both Bush and Kerry used their weekly radio addresses to talk about the sacrifices these men and women made for their country and people they didn't even know.
Bush said this about these brave men and women:
"The memorial will stand forever as a tribute to the generation that fought that war, and to the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives. Because of their sacrifice, tyrants fell, fascism and Nazism were vanquished and freedom prevailed."

John Kerry had this to say about President Bush:
"We must rebuild alliances that have been shredded, because an America respected in the world will be an America stronger in the world, and safer here at home."

Leave it to candidate waffles to slam the president on what is supposed to be about honoring the men and women of WWII. Anyway, I'm not sure if I have readers who fought during the war, but if one happens to pop by, Thank You for your sacrifices and Thank You for helping to make this country what it is today.

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Thanks to my friends over at the VR-WC, I was able to obtain a preliminary copy of the VHS/DVD jacket for Michael Moore's upcoming film Fahrenheit 9/11. I mean, the poster for the movie isn't even out yet, but I guess Moore's so excited about this film that he's getting ahead of himself. It appears that the movie may come with a convenient tube to aid in the filling yourself with the lies the movie contains. And just like Moore to try and stick you where the sun don't shine.
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Friday, May 28, 2004
Michael Moore's a piece of shit. Plain and simple. He's now claiming that he has a 20 minute interview with Nick Berg. Moore says he did the interview last year here in America before Berg made his first trip to Iraq. Even Berg's sister's questioning this. Moore's claimed to have sent a copy of the interview to Berg's parents, but there's no way to confirm it because they've been away. He's also refusing to release it to the media. The article wonders why Moore would be interested in a complete unknown young wannabe contractor like Berg. Why would Moore interview a guy who's family insists was pro-Bush and supported the War in Iraq for his anti-Bush film? That's also my question. We saw Moore take advantage of and exploit people for his Bowling For Columbine mockumentry, and I think he's up to it again. Even if he does, why would he even say he has an interview with Berg? You know, just let the family know. You don't have to release this info to the media. But that's what Moore does. He's using this to keep his name out there until Fahrenheit 9/11's released. Knowing how Moore works, I'm not going to believe this until the Berg family says something to confirm it.
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I don't have much time right now, or I'd make a proper post. But the WSJ says they've seen files that link Saddam to 9/11. Click the link below to read the story. But the gist of it is that some members of Saddam's Fedayeen were in Malaysia, along with the 9/11 terrorist, during the time the 9/11 attacks were being planned. It goes into more detail in the article. All I have to say about this is, "Cover up". Big Media won't say a damn thing about this. They've already tried to cover up the existence of WMD's, if they report proof of a Saddam/9-11 link there goes their argument that Bush lied. And they can't have that. But it seems that Bush may have been right the whole time. He has more speeches coming up about Iraq. He needs to take one of those speeches and talk about the sarin filled bomb and this report.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Candidate waffles announced today that he will accept the nomination in July instead of waiting until August. He called it a "bold move". A bold move? That's why this guy's so laughable. A bold move is what he did in Vietnam when he saved the life of a fellow soldier. Accepting the presidential nomination isn't. You don't suppose this has anything to do with all the pressure Kerry was receiving from his own party do you?

Watching a local newscast tonight, and they were doing a story on some of the good things coming out of the War on Terror. I know, I know. Shocking that good things are happening isn't it. Anyway, they were showing footage of the Oklahoma 45th Infantry of the National Guard. The troops were handing out food and toys to the Afghan children. Here's the heart warming part. One soldier was sitting with a child who couldn't have been more than 6 or 7 years old. She had a container of bubbles. As she was blowing the bubbles for this little boy, you should have seen his face light up. It was like he had never seen anything that amazing in his life. Another little boy, who was playing with a doll, looked like he was having the time of his life. These kids have known nothing but war and terror their whole lives. And to see their faces when they were eating chocolate and playing with bubbles, that alone makes the entire war worth it. People are trying to make it seem that the soldiers who have lost their lives fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq have died for nothing. Maybe they should shut their mouths and open their eyes. They might like what they see.

Click the link below. They have a video you can watch. I can't get it to work, but you may have some luck.

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Terry Nichols has finally been convicted of the murder of 161 people in the OKC bombing in 1995. 10 years to finally get justice. Nichols was already serving live in prison for the murder of eight law enforcement officers. But with this conviction he could get the death penalty. Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday. I'd be surprised if he doesn't get death. Then he can join his buddy Timothy McVeigh in hell.
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Okay, I got DeoDuce's link fixed. Now you can just click on it to go her blog. Enjoy.

Candidate waffles has been going around lately spouting off about how Bush is to blame for the price of gas in this country. But for some reason he forgets to mention the fact that newly industrialized countries are in higher demand for oil and in turn that's the cause of high gas. Not Bush's Middle East policy. Anyway, according to a new USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll only 5% of Americans blame Bush for the price of gas.
"One in five people blamed corporate greed for the high cost of gas, and one in five blamed the war in Iraq. Only 5% blamed President Bush, suggesting he has escaped political damage so far."

I guess these people haven't' gotten the facts either. Gee, how could that happen? Big Media's reporting the truth, aren't they? I also find it funny how Kerry can criticize anyone about this. If candidate waffles had his way, we'd all be paying 50 cents more right now. Let's see. Gas here in the great state of Oklahoma is $1.96 on average. If Kerry had his way, we'd be paying $2.46. Just add that .50 to your price and then you can have yet another reason to despise Kerry. I actually wanted higher gas prices before I wanted lower prices.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Only in his dreams.

Forgot to do this earlier. I have a new blog for you all to enjoy. Just click Minorities for Bush. But for some reason it has my address before his. I'm trying to fix it, so just take mine out to go to his site. I'm guessing he's a Palestinian living in California, but I could be wrong. If I'm wrong, I'm sorry DeoDuce. But if I'm right, then just like this poor, mixed race Republican, or an honest Democrat, we may have a rarity in our little blogosphere. He supports Israel. I'm sure there are Palestinians who support Israel, but we never hear about it in the news. But anyway, welcome to our little world DeoDuce. Check out the other blogs, you may find a few you like.
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I would have posted this yesterday, but Blogger wouldn't let me in for some reason. And that's not the first time it's done that. Anyway, back to the post. Did anyone else wonder why the networks didn't cover Bush's speech last night? We've all heard their reason. "We weren't asked to set aside programming to air it". But you want to know the real reason why? Because they were afraid that Bush would talk about the good things happening in the War on Terror and they just couldn't have that. No way in hell ABC, NBC or CBS would dare want that on their networks.

I turned down the nomination before I accepted it. Candidate waffles is thinking about not accepting the Democratic nomination at their Nominating Committee. Instead he would wait so he can collect more money for his campaign. I have no problem with this on it's surface. Let him collect all the money he wants, as long as he doesn't do it illegally. And this isn't illegal. But this does lend more fuel to the flip-flopping waffler argument.
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Monday, May 24, 2004
If you head over to Stark Truth you'll see that their resident photo shopper has a link up called Crop This. You send him pictures and a description of what you what, and he'll make it for you. I sent him one yesterday and received the pic below. I say joint venture because Ashby did the actual morphing of the two, while I put the text on it. That's why his name appears before mine and why it's larger. I really like it. Good work.

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A post by Troy over at gave me the idea for this post. Troy's post is about a man in Alabama who was fired for wearing a 10 Commandments lapel pin. And Troy asks
"what if he was Muslim and wore a pin that had a Koran on it? Or a female with a Muslim head scarf? What then? What if it was not religious, what if it was a pro-abortion pin? I bet the ACLU would be there and there would be "outrage" over this deal. What if it was a "black power" pin? The NAACP would be there and Jesse Jackas....Jackson would be on the next flight out."

I can sort of answer that question. Here in the great state of Oklahoma, a 12-year-old Muslim girl has been allowed to wear her head scarf to school by the Justice Department. Now, admittedly, I don't know much about Islam, but isn't the head scarf, or hijab, as symbol of their religion? What happened to "The Separation Of Church And State" the ACLU and Left-Wingers love to throw around? Does it only apply to Christians? That's the way it seems. All my long time readers know I'm not a religious person, but even I can see the persecution of Christians going on in the world today. They're being told that everything thing they believe in is wrong, evil and hateful. This little girl is allowed to wear her head scarf to a Government financed school, but if a kid were to wear a Cross to school, in full view of other kids, the ACLU would slap that school district with a massive lawsuit. You can't have it both ways. The law isn't John Kerry. You can't grant one religion special favors while turning down others. Either let this child wear her head scarf while letting other children represent their religion, or turn them all down. This could also be said for allowing Menorahs during Chanukkah but not allowing Crosses during Christmas. The ACLU, along with parents, are so paranoid about their children seeing symbols of religion and how they may corrupt their young minds, but how about letting the children decide if it's hurting them. I'll guarantee that they could care less. Speaking as someone who doesn't follow a religion, I don't have a problem with their symbols. I'm not offended in the least by a Government building displaying a Cross, Menorah, Star of David or anything else they want. Just don't favor one over the other.

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I got a comment from someone calling himself diogenes in the CANDIDATE WAFFLES post. He asked me if I've ever done research on Kerry's waffles or if I've blindly accepted them. Well, there's not much research you have to do to know the real John Kerry. But I went out looking and found a blog that gives a VERY comprehensive list of his flips. I know a lot of people don't like just cutting and pasting from other sites, but there is just WAY too much stuff to retype to make it my own post. So I'm just going to quote him on it. And yes Jake, I did read it.
Flip-Flopped On Iraq War

Kerry Voted For Authorization To Use Force In Iraq. (H.J. Res. 114, CQ Vote #237: Passed 77-23: R 48-1; D 29-21; I 0-1, 10/11/02, Kerry Voted Yea.)

In First Dem Debate, Kerry Strongly Supported President’s Action In Iraq. KERRY: “George, I said at the time I would have preferred if we had given diplomacy a greater opportunity, but I think it was the right decision to disarm Saddam Hussein, and when the President made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him.” (ABC News, Democrat Presidential Candidate Debate, Columbia, SC, 5/4/03)

Kerry Later Claimed He Voted “To Threaten” Use Of Force In Iraq. “I voted to threaten the use of force to make Saddam Hussein comply with the resolutions of the United Nations.” (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks At Announcement Of Presidential Candidacy, Mount Pleasant, SC, 9/2/03)

Now, Kerry Says He Is Anti-War Candidate. CHRIS MATTHEWS: “Do you think you belong to that category of candidates who more or less are unhappy with this war, the way it’s been fought, along with General Clark, along with Howard Dean and not necessarily in companionship politically on the issue of the war with people like Lieberman, Edwards and Gephardt? Are you one of the anti-war candidates?” KERRY: “I am -- Yes, in the sense that I don’t believe the president took us to war as he should have, yes, absolutely.” (MSNBC’s “Hardball,” 1/6/04)

Flip-Flopped On Eliminating Marriage Penalty For Middle Class

Kerry Said He Will Fight To Keep Tax Relief For Married Couples. “Howard Dean and Gephardt are going to put the marriage penalty back in place. So if you get married in America, we’re going to charge you more taxes. I do not want to do that.” (Fox News’ “Special Report,” 10/23/03)

Said Democrats Fought To End Marriage Penalty Tax. “We fought hard to get rid of the marriage penalty.” (MSNBC’s “News Live,” 7/31/03)

But, In 1998, Kerry Voted Against Eliminating Marriage Penalty Relief For Married Taxpayers With Combined Incomes Less Than $50,000 Per Year, Saving Taxpayers $46 Billion Over 10 Years. (S. 1415, CQ Vote #154: Rejected 48-50: R 5-49; D 43-1, 6/10/98, Kerry Voted Yea)

Flip-Flopped On Patriot Act

Kerry Voted For Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was passed nearly unanimously by the Senate 98-1, and 357-66 in the House. (H.R. 3162, CQ Vote #313: Passed 98-1: R 49-0; D 48-1; I 1-0, 10/25/01, Kerry Voted Yea)

Kerry Used To Defend His Vote. “Most of [The Patriot Act] has to do with improving the transfer of information between CIA and FBI, and it has to do with things that really were quite necessary in the wake of what happened on September 11th.” (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks At Town Hall Meeting, Manchester, NH, 8/6/03)

Now, Kerry Attacks Patriot Act. “We are a nation of laws and liberties, not of a knock in the night. So it is time to end the era of John Ashcroft. That starts with replacing the Patriot Act with a new law that protects our people and our liberties at the same time. I’ve been a District Attorney and I know that what law enforcement needs are real tools not restrictions on American’s basic rights.” (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks At Iowa State University, 12/1/03)

Kerry Took BOTH Sides On First Gulf War

Kerry Took BOTH Sides In First Gulf War In Separate Letters To Same Constituent. “Rather than take a side--albeit the one he thought was most expedient--Kerry actually stood on both sides of the first Gulf war, much like he did this time around. Consider this ‘Notebook’ item from TNR’s March 25, 1991 issue, which ran under the headline ‘Same Senator, Same Constituent’: ‘Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition ... to the early use of military force by the US against Iraq. I share your concerns. On January 11, I voted in favor of a resolution that would have insisted that economic sanctions be given more time to work and against a resolution giving the president the immediate authority to go to war.’ --letter from Senator John Kerry to Wallace Carter of Newton Centre, Massachusetts, dated January 22 [1991] ‘Thank you very much for contacting me to express your support for the actions of President Bush in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. From the outset of the invasion, I have strongly and unequivocally supported President Bush’s response to the crisis and the policy goals he has established with our military deployment in the Persian Gulf.’ --Senator Kerry to Wallace Carter, January 31 [1991]” (Noam Scheiber, “Noam Scheiber’s Daily Journal of Politics, The New Republic Online, 1/28/04)

Flip-Flopped On Gay Marriage Amendment

In 2002, Kerry Signed Letter “Urging” MA Legislature To Reject Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage. “We rarely comment on issues that are wholly within the jurisdiction of the General Court, but there are occasions when matters pending before you are of such significance to all residents of the Commonwealth that we think it appropriate for us to express our opinion. One such matter is the proposed Constitutional amendment that would prohibit or seriously inhibit any legal recognition whatsoever of same-sex relationships. We believe it would be a grave error for Massachusetts to enshrine in our Constitution a provision which would have such a negative effect on so many of our fellow residents. … We are therefore united in urging you to reject this Constitutional amendment and avoid stigmatizing so many of our fellow citizens who do not deserve to be treated in such a manner.” (Sen. John Kerry, et al, Letter To Members Of The Massachusetts Legislature, 7/12/02)

Now, In 2004, Kerry Won’t Rule Out Supporting Similar Amendment. “Asked if he would support a state constitutional amendment barring gay and lesbian marriages, Kerry didn’t rule out the possibility. ‘I’ll have to see what language there is,’ he said.” (Susan Milligan, “Kerry Says GOP May Target Him On ‘Wedge Issue,’” The Boston Globe, 2/6/04)

Flip-Flopped On Attacking President During Time Of War

In March 2003, Kerry Promised Not To Attack President When War Began. “Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts … said he will cease his complaints once the shooting starts. ‘It’s what you owe the troops,’ said a statement from Kerry, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. ‘I remember being one of those guys and reading news reports from home. If America is at war, I won’t speak a word without measuring how it’ll sound to the guys doing the fighting when they’re listening to their radios in the desert.’” (Glen Johnson, “Democrats On The Stump Plot Their War Rhetoric,” The Boston Globe, 3/11/03)

But Weeks Later, With Troops Just Miles From Baghdad, Kerry Broke His Pledge. “‘What we need now is not just a regime change in Saddam Hussein and Iraq, but we need a regime change in the United States,’ Kerry said in a speech at the Peterborough Town Library. Despite pledging two weeks ago to cool his criticism of the administration once war began, Kerry unleashed a barrage of criticism as US troops fought within 25 miles of Baghdad.” (Glen Johnson, “Kerry Says Us Needs Its Own ‘Regime Change,’” The Boston Globe, 4/3/03)

Flip-Flopped On Death Penalty For Terrorists

In 1996, Kerry Attacked Governor Bill Weld For Supporting Death Penalty For Terrorists. KERRY: “Your policy would amount to a terrorist protection policy. Mine would put them in jail.” (1996 Massachusetts Senate Debate, 9/16/96)

In 1996, Kerry Said, “You Can Change Your Mind On Things, But Not On Life-And-Death Issues.” (Timothy J. Connolly, “The ‘Snoozer’ Had Some Life,” [Worcester, MA] Telegram & Gazette, 7/3/96)

But, In 2002, Kerry Said He Supported Death Penalty For Terrorists. KERRY: “The law of the land is the law of the land, but I have also said that I am for the death penalty for terrorists because terrorists have declared war on your country.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 12/1/02)

Flip-Flopped On No Child Left Behind

Kerry Voted For No Child Left Behind Act. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #371: Adopted 87-10: R 44-3; D 43-6; I 0-1, 12/18/01, Kerry Voted Yea)

But Now Kerry Is Attacking No Child Left Behind As “Mockery.” “Between now and the time I’m sworn in January 2005, I’m going to use every day to make this president accountable for making a mockery of the words ‘No Child Left Behind.’” (Holly Ramer, “Kerry Wants To Make ‘Environmental Justice’ A Priority,” The Associated Press, 4/22/03)

Kerry Trashed NCLB As ‘Unfunded Mandate’ With ‘Laudable’ Goals. “Kerry referred to [No Child Left Behind] as an ‘unfunded mandate’ with ‘laudable’ goals. ‘Without the resources, education reform is a sham,’ Kerry said. ‘I can’t wait to crisscross this country and hold this president accountable for making a mockery of the words “no child left behind.”‘“ (Matt Leon, “Sen. Kerry In Tune With Educators,” The [Quincy, MA] Patriot Ledger, 7/11/03)

Flip-Flopped On Affirmative Action

In 1992, Kerry Called Affirmative Action “Inherently Limited And Divisive.” “[W]hile praising affirmative action as ‘one kind of progress’ that grew out of civil rights court battles, Kerry said the focus on a rights-based agenda has ‘inadvertently driven most of our focus in this country not to the issue of what is happening to the kids who do not get touched by affirmative action, but … toward an inherently limited and divisive program which is called affirmative action.’ That agenda is limited, he said, because it benefits segments of black and minority populations, but not all. And it is divisive because it creates a ‘perception and a reality of reverse discrimination that has actually engendered racism.’” (Lynne Duke, “Senators Seek Serious Dialogue On Race,” The Washington Post, 4/8/92)

In 2004, Kerry Denied Ever Having Called Affirmative Action “Divisive.” CNN’s KELLY WALLACE: “We caught up with the Senator, who said he never called affirmative action divisive, and accused Clark of playing politics.” SEN. KERRY: “That’s not what I said. I said there are people who believe that. And I said mend it, don’t end it. He’s trying to change what I said, but you can go read the quote. I said very clearly I have always voted for it. I’ve always supported it. I’ve never, ever condemned it. I did what Jim Clyburn did and what Bill Clinton did, which is mend it. And Jim Clyburn wouldn’t be supporting it if it were otherwise. So let’s not have any politics here. Let’s keep the truth.” (CNN’s “Inside Politics,” 1/30/04)

Flip-Flopped On Ethanol

Kerry Twice Voted Against Tax Breaks For Ethanol. (S. Con. Res. 18, CQ Vote #44: Rejected 48-52: R 11-32; D 37-20, 3/23/93, Kerry Voted Nay; S. Con. Res. 18, CQ Vote #68: Motion Agreed To 55-43: R 2-40; D 53-3, 3/24/93, Kerry Voted Yea)

Kerry Voted Against Ethanol Mandates. (H.R. 4624, CQ Vote #255: Motion Agreed To 51-50: R 19-25; D 31-25, 8/3/94, Kerry Voted Nay)

Kerry Voted Twice To Increase Liability On Ethanol, Making It Equal To Regular Gasoline. (S. 517, CQ Vote #87: Motion Agreed To 57-42: R 38-10; D 18-32; I 1-0, 4/25/02 Kerry Voted Nay; S. 14, CQ Vote #208: Rejected 38-57: R 9-40; D 28-17; I 1-0, 6/5/03, Kerry Voted Yea)

On The Campaign Trail, Though, Kerry Is For Ethanol. KERRY: “I’m for ethanol, and I think it’s a very important partial ingredient of the overall mix of alternative and renewable fuels we ought to commit to.” (MSNBC/DNC, Democrat Presidential Candidate Debate, Des Moines, IA, 11/24/03)

Flip-Flopped On Cuba Sanctions

Senator Kerry Has Long Voted Against Stronger Cuba Sanctions. (H.R. 927, CQ Vote #489, Motion Rejected 59-36: R 50-2; D 9-34, 10/17/95, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 955, CQ Vote #183: Rejected 38-61: R 5-49; D 33-12, 7/17/97, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1234, CQ Vote #189, Motion Agreed To 55-43: R 43-10; D 12-33, 6/30/99, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2549, CQ Vote #137: Motion Agreed To 59-41: R 52-3; D 7-38, 6/20/00, Kerry Voted Nay)

In 2000, Kerry Said Florida Politics Is Only Reason Cuba Sanctions Still In Place. “Senator John F. Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat and member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said in an interview that a reevaluation of relations with Cuba was ‘way overdue.’ ‘We have a frozen, stalemated, counterproductive policy that is not in humanitarian interests nor in our larger credibility interest in the region,’ Kerry said. … ‘It speaks volumes about the problems in the current American electoral process. … The only reason we don’t reevaluate the policy is the politics of Florida.’” (John Donnelly, “Policy Review Likely On Cuba,” The Boston Globe, 4/9/00)

Now Kerry Panders To Cuban Vote, Saying He Would Not Lift Embargo Against Cuba. TIM RUSSERT: “Would you consider lifting sanctions, lifting the embargo against Cuba?” SEN. KERRY: “Not unilaterally, not now, no.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 8/31/03)

Kerry Does Not Support “Opening Up The Embargo Wily Nilly.” “Kerry said he believes in ‘engagement’ with the communist island nation but that does not mean, ‘Open up the dialogue.’ He believes it ‘means travel and perhaps even remittances or cultural exchanges’ but he does not support ‘opening up the embargo wily nilly.’” (Daniel A. Ricker, “Kerry Says Bush Did Not Build A ‘Legitimate Coalition’ In Iraq,” The Miami Herald, 11/25/03)

Flip-Flopped On NAFTA

Kerry Voted For NAFTA. (H.R. 3450, CQ Vote #395: Passed 61-38: R 34-10; D 27-28, 11/20/93, Kerry Voted Yea)

Kerry Recognized NAFTA Is Our Future. “‘NAFTA recognizes the reality of today’s economy - globalization and technology,’ Kerry said. ‘Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity.’” (John Aloysius Farrell, “Senate’s OK Finalizes NAFTA Pact,” The Boston Globe, 11/21/93)

Now, Kerry Expresses Doubt About NAFTA. “Kerry, who voted for NAFTA in 1993, expressed some doubt about the strength of free-trade agreements. ‘If it were before me today, I would vote against it because it doesn’t have environmental or labor standards in it,’ he said.” (David Lightman, “Democrats Battle For Labor’s Backing,” Hartford Courant, 8/6/03)

Flip-Flopped On Double Taxation Of Dividends

December 2002: Kerry Favored Ending Double Taxation Of Dividends. “[T]o encourage investments in the jobs of the future - I think we should eliminate the tax on capital gains for investments in critical technology companies - zero capital gains on $100 million issuance of stock if it’s held for 5 years and has created real jobs. And we should attempt to end the double taxation of dividends.” (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks At The City Club Of Cleveland, 12/3/02)

May 2003: Kerry Said He Opposed Ending Double Taxation Of Dividends. “Kerry also reiterated his opposition to the Republican plan to cut taxes on stock dividends. ‘This is not the time for a dividends tax cut that goes to individuals,’ he said.” (“Kerry Says Time Is On Dems’ Side,” The Associated Press, 5/8/03)

Flip-Flopped On Raising Taxes During Economic Downturn

September 2001: Said Should Not Raise Taxes In Economic Downturn. “The first priority is the economy of our nation. And when you have a downturn in the economy, the last thing you do is raise taxes or cut spending. We shouldn’t do either. We need to maintain a course that hopefully will stimulate the economy. . . . No, we should not raise taxes, but we have to put everything on the table to take a look at why we have this structural problem today. . . .[Y]ou don’t want to raise taxes.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 9/2/01)

We Should “Absolutely Not Raise Taxes.” “Well, I think it’s very clear what I favor because we voted for it early in the spring, which was the Democratic budget alternative that had triggers in it where you didn’t wind up spending money you don’t have. It had a smaller tax cut but more tax cut for a stimulus, which is what we need. So you ask me, what do we need now? Yes, we need additional stimulus. We should absolutely not raise taxes. We should not cut spending. What we need to do is drive the economy of this country. The economy is the number one issue. It is the most important thing we should focus on.” (CNN’s “Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields,” 9/8/01)

April 2002: Said He Wanted Larger Tax Cut And Was “Not In Favor Of” Repeal. CNN’s TUCKER CARLSON: “Senator Kerry . . . [many Democrats] [g]et a lot of political mileage out of criticizing [President Bush’s tax cut], but nobody has the courage to say repeal it. Are you for repealing it?” KERRY: “It’s not a question of courage. . . . And it’s not an issue right now. We passed appropriately a tax cut as a stimulus, some $40 billion. Many of us thought it should have even maybe been a little bit larger this last year … [T]he next tax cut doesn’t take effect until 2004. If we can grow the economy enough between now and then, if we have sensible policies in place and make good choices, who knows what our choices will be. So it’s simply not a ripe issue right now. And I’m not in favor of turning around today and repealing it.” (CNN’s “Crossfire,” 4/16/02)

December 2002: Flip-Flopped, Would Keep Tax Cuts From Taking Effect. NBC’s TIM RUSSERT: “Senator . . . should we freeze or roll back the Bush tax cut?” KERRY: “Well, I wouldn’t take away from people who’ve already been given their tax cut … What I would not do is give any new Bush tax cuts.” … RUSSERT: “So the tax cut that’s scheduled to be implemented in the coming years …” KERRY: “No new tax cut under the Bush plan. . . . It doesn’t make economic sense.” … RUSSERT: “Now, this is a change …” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 12/1/02)

Called For Freeze Of Bush Tax Cuts In Favor Of Year-Long Suspension Of Payroll Taxes On First $10,000 Of Personal Income. “Kerry said Bush’s tax cuts have mainly benefited the rich while doing little for the economy. Kerry is proposing to halt Bush’s additional tax cuts and instead impose a yearlong suspension of payroll taxes on the first $10,000 of income to help the poor and middle class.” (Tyler Bridges, “Kerry Visits Miami To Start Raising Funds,” The Miami Herald, 12/7/02)

Flip-Flopped On Small Business Income Taxes

Kerry Voted Against Exempting Small Businesses And Family Farms From Clinton Income Tax Increase. (S. Con. Res. 18, CQ Vote #79: Motion Agreed To 54-45: R 0-43; D 54-2, 3/25/93, Kerry Voted Yea)

Three Months Later, Kerry Voted In Favor Of Proposal To Exclude Small Businesses From The Increased Income Tax. (S. 1134, CQ Vote #171: Motion Rejected 56-42: R 43-0; D 13-42, 6/24/93, Kerry Voted Yea)

Kerry Claimed He Fought To Exempt Small Businesses From Income Tax Increases. “I worked to amend the reconciliation bill so that it would … exempt small businesses who are classified as subchapter S corporations from the increased individual income tax.” (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 6/29/93, p. S 8268)

Kerry Flip-Flopped On 50-Cent Gas Tax Increase

In 1994, Kerry Backed Half-Dollar Increase In Gas Tax. “Kerry said [the Concord Coalition’s scorecard] did not accurately reflect individual lawmakers’ efforts to cut the deficit. ‘It doesn’t reflect my $43 billion package of cuts or my support for a 50-cent increase in the gas tax,’ Kerry said.” (Jill Zuckman, “Deficit-Watch Group Gives High Marks To 7 N.E. Lawmakers,” The Boston Globe, 3/1/94)

Two Years Later, Kerry Flip-Flopped. “Kerry no longer supports the 50-cent [gas tax] hike, nor the 25-cent hike proposed by the [Concord] coalition.” (Michael Grunwald, “Kerry Gets Low Mark On Budgeting,” The Boston Globe, 4/30/96)

Flip-Flopped On Leaving Abortion Up To States

Kerry Used To Say Abortion Should Be Left Up To States. “I think the question of abortion is one that should be left for the states to decide,” Kerry said during his failed 1972 Congressional bid. (“John Kerry On The Issues,” The [Lowell, MA] Sun, 10/11/72)

Now Kerry Says Abortion Is Law Of Entire Nation. “The right to choose is the law of the United States. No person has the right to infringe on that freedom. Those of us who are in government have a special responsibility to see to it that the United States continues to protect this right, as it must protect all rights secured by the constitution.” (Sen. John Kerry [D-MA], Congressional Record, 1/22/85)

Flip-Flopped On Litmus Tests For Judicial Nominees

Kerry Used To Oppose Litmus Tests For Judicial Nominees. “Throughout two centuries, our federal judiciary has been a model institution, one which has insisted on the highest standards of conduct by our public servants and officials, and which has survived with undiminished respect. Today, I fear that this institution is threatened in a way that we have not seen before. … This threat is that of the appointment of a judiciary which is not independent, but narrowly ideological, through the systematic targeting of any judicial nominee who does not meet the rigid requirements of litmus tests imposed …” (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 2/3/86, p. S864)

But Now Kerry Says He Would Only Support Supreme Court Nominees Who Pledge To Uphold Roe v. Wade. “The potential retirement of Supreme Court justices makes the 2004 presidential election especially important for women, Senator John F. Kerry told a group of female Democrats yesterday, and he pledged that if elected president he would nominate to the high court only supporters of abortion rights under its Roe v. Wade decision. … ‘Any president ought to appoint people to the Supreme Court who understand the Constitution and its interpretation by the Supreme Court. In my judgment, it is and has been settled law that women, Americans, have a defined right of privacy and that the government does not make the decision with respect to choice. Individuals do.’” (Glen Johnson, “Kerry Vows Court Picks To Be Abortion-Rights Supporters,” The Boston Globe, 4/9/03)

He's Flipped AgainThis one's mine. Kerry has flipped yet again on this one. He now says that he would be open to appointing pro-life judges, as long as they weren't the deciding vote in overturning Roe v. Wade.

Flip-Flopped On Federal Health Benefits

In 1993, Kerry Expressed Doubts That Federal Employees Health Benefits System Worked Well. “Hillary Rodham Clinton today offered a fresh description of one of the most confusing elements of the Administration health care plan, the health insurance purchasing alliances, saying they would let all Americans choose coverage in the way members of Congress do. … Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, said he was not sure that the Federal program worked all that well.” (Adam Clymer, “Hillary Clinton Says Health Plan Will Be Familiar,” The New York Times, 12/8/93)

Kerry Expressed Personal Dissatisfaction With His Coverage Through Federal Program. “Earlier this month, when Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Boston and vowed that average Americans would get as good coverage as that enjoyed by their senators and representatives, Sen. John F. Kerry told Clinton that he thought the country could do better. The Massachusetts Democrat said he was thinking, among other recent disasters, of his $500 dental bill for treatment of an abscessed tooth. ‘Because it was done in the dentist’s office, rather than the hospital, they didn’t cover it. So they were urging me to go spend twice as much in a hospital,’ said Kerry, who is covered by BACE, the Beneficial Association of Capitol Employees.” (Ana Puga, “Lawmakers Talk Health Care,” The Boston Globe, 12/19/93)

Now, On Campaign Trail, Kerry Is Enthusiastic About Health Care He Receives As Senator. “As a U.S. Senator, I could get the best health care in the world. Most people aren’t so lucky, and we need to change that. That’s why my plan gives every American access to the same kind of health care that members of Congress give themselves. … Because your family’s health care is just as important as any politicians’ in Washington.” (Sen. John Kerry, “Affordable Health Care For All Americans,” Remarks At Mercy Medical, Cedar Rapids, IA, 12/14/03)

Kerry: “I’m Going To Make Available To Every American The Same Health Care Plan That Senators And Congressmen Give Themselves …” (Sen. John Kerry, AARP Democrat Candidate Debate, Bedford, NH, 11/18/03)

Flip-Flopped On Tax Credits For Small Business Health

In 2001, Kerry Voted Against Amendment Providing $70 Billion For Tax Credits For Small Business To Purchase Health Insurance. (H. Con. Res. 83, CQ Vote #83: Rejected 49-51: R 48-2; D 1-49, 4/5/01, Kerry Voted Nay)

Now, Kerry Promises Refundable Tax Credits To Small Businesses For Health Coverage. “Refundable tax credits for up to 50 percent of the cost of coverage will be offered to small businesses and their employees to make health care more affordable.” (“John Kerry’s Plan To Make Health Care Affordable To Every American,” John Kerry For President Website,, Accessed 1/21/04)

Flip-Flopped On Health Coverage

In 1994, Kerry Said Democrats Push Health Care Too Much. “[Kerry] said Kennedy and Clinton’s insistence on pushing health care reform was a major cause of the Democratic Party’s problems at the polls.” (Joe Battenfeld, “Jenny Craig Hit With Sex Harassment Complaint - By Men,” Boston Herald, 11/30/94)

But Now Kerry Calls Health Care His “Passion.” “Sen. John Kerry says expanding coverage is ‘my passion.’” (Susan Page, “Health Specifics Could Backfire On Candidates,” USA Today, 6/2/03)

Flip-Flopped On Welfare Reform

In 1993, Kerry Voted To Kill Bipartisan Welfare Work Requirement. In 1993, Kerry and Kennedy voted against a welfare-to-work requirement that was supported by many Democrats, including Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Harry Reid (D-NV):

Fiscal 1993 Supplemental Appropriations - Welfare Work Requirement. “Moynihan, D-N.Y., motion to table (kill) the D’Amato, R-N.Y., amendment to sharply cut federal welfare administration aid to states that do not, within a year, require at least 10 percent of their able-bodied welfare recipients without dependents to work. The required workfare participation rate would be increased by 2 percent a year until 50 percent were working.” (H.R. 2118, CQ Vote #163: Rejected 34-64: R 1-42; D 33-22, 6/22/93, Kerry Voted Yea)

But In 1996, Kerry Voted For Welfare Reform. (H.R. 3734, CQ Vote #262: Adopted 78-21: R 53-0; D 25-21, 8/1/96, Kerry Voted Yea)

Flip-Flops On Stock Options Expensing

Kerry Used To Oppose Expensing Stock Options. “Democratic Senator John F. Kerry was among those fighting expensing of stock options.” (Sue Kirchhoff, “Senate Blocks Options,” The Boston Globe, 7/16/02)

Kerry Said Expensing Options Would Not “Benefit The Investing Public.” KERRY: “Mr. President, the Financial Accounting Standards Board … has proposed a rule that will require companies to amortize the value of stock options and deduct them off of their earnings statements … I simply cannot see how the FASB rule, as proposed, will benefit the investing public.” (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 3/10/94, p. S2772)

But Now Kerry Says He Supports Carrying Of Stock Options As Corporate Expense. “On an issue related to corporate scandals, Kerry for the first time endorsed the carrying of stock options as a corporate expense. The use of stock options was abused by some companies and contributed to overly optimistic balance sheets. Kerry applauded steps by Microsoft Corp. to eliminate stock options for employees and said all publicly traded companies should be required to expense such options.” (Dan Balz, “Kerry Raps Bush Policy On Postwar Iraq,” The Washington Post, 7/11/03)

Flip-Flopped On Medical Marijuana

Kerry Said His “Personal Disposition Is Open To The Issue Of Medical Marijuana.” “Aaron Houston of the Granite Staters for Medical Marijuana said that just a month ago Mr. Kerry seemed to endorse medical marijuana use, and when asked about the content of his mysterious study, said, ‘I am trying to find out. I don’t know.’ Mr. Kerry did say his ‘personal disposition is open to the issue of medical marijuana’ and that he’d stop Drug Enforcement Administration raids on patients using the stuff under California’s medical marijuana law.” (Jennifer Harper, “Inside Politics,” The Washington Times, 8/8/03)

But Now Kerry Says He Wants To Wait For Study Analyzing Issue Before Making Final Decision. “The Massachusetts Democrat said Wednesday he’d put off any final decision on medical marijuana because there’s ‘a study under way analyzing what the science is.’” (Jennifer Harper, “Inside Politics,” The Washington Times, 8/8/03)

Flip-Flopped On Burma Sanctions

In 1995, Kerry Was Against Burma Sanctions. “‘I question whether isolation is a successful means of promoting political change,’ Kerry told a constituent in a 1995 letter justifying his opposition to a Burma sanction bill.” (Geeta Anand, et al., “Menino Gets Ahead Of Himself, Starts Contemplating Third Term,” The Boston Globe, 5/18/97)

But Now Kerry Supports Burma Sanctions. “In his 1996 reelection campaign, Kerry, after Governor William F. Weld took up the cause, was badgered by advisers into shifting his position. But as he eyes a presidential campaign and the Burma sanction movement gains credibility, Kerry … describes the Burma regime as a ‘semi-criminalized dictatorship … which should not be treated with respect by other nations, but should be instead subject to limitations on travel, investment, and access to the most developed nations.’” (Geeta Anand, et al., “Menino Gets Ahead Of Himself, Starts Contemplating Third Term,” The Boston Globe, 5/18/97)

Flip-Flopped On Military Experience As Credential For Public Office

Kerry: Service Should Not Be “Litmus Test” For Leadership. “Mr. President, you and I know that if support or opposition to the war were to become a litmus test for leadership, America would never have leaders or recover from the divisions created by that war. You and I know that if service or nonservice in the war is to become a test of qualification for high office, you would not have a Vice President, nor would you have a Secretary of Defense and our Nation would never recover from the divisions created by that war.” (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 10/08/92, p. S17709)

But Now Kerry Constantly “Challenges The Stature Of His Democratic Opponents” Over Their Lack Of Military Service. “And more than ever, Mr. Kerry is invoking his stature as a Vietnam veteran as he challenges the stature of his Democratic opponents -- none of whom, he frequently points out, have ‘worn the uniform of our country’ -- to withstand a debate with Mr. Bush on national security.” (Adam Nagourney, “As Campaign Tightens, Kerry Sharpens Message,” The New York Times, 8/10/03)

Flip-Flopped On PACs

Kerry Used To Decry “Special Interests And Their PAC Money.” “‘I’m frequently told by cynics in Washington that refusing PAC money is naive,’ Kerry told his supporters in 1985. ‘Do you agree that it is “na├»ve” to turn down special interests and their PAC money?’” (Glen Johnson, “In A Switch, Kerry Is Launching A PAC,” The Boston Globe, 12/15/01)

But Now, Kerry Has Established His Own PAC. “A week after repeating that he has refused to accept donations from political action committees, Senator John F. Kerry announced yesterday that he was forming a committee that would accept PAC money for him to distribute to other Democratic candidates. … Kerry’s stance on soft money, unregulated donations funneled through political parties, puts him in the position of raising the type of money that he, McCain, and others in the campaign-finance reform movement are trying to eliminate.” (Glen Johnson, “In A Switch, Kerry Is Launching A PAC,” The Boston Globe, 12/15/01)

Flip-Flopped On $10,000 Donation Limit To His PAC

When Kerry Established His PAC In 2001, He Instituted A $10,000 Limit On Donations. “A week after repeating that he has refused to accept donations from political action committees, Senator John F. Kerry announced yesterday that he was forming a committee that would accept PAC money for him to distribute to other Democratic candidates … The statement also declared that the new PAC would voluntarily limit donations of so-called soft money to $10,000 per donor per year and disclose the source and amount of all such donations.” (Glen Johnson, “In A Switch, Kerry Is Launching A Pac,” The Boston Globe, 12/15/01)

One Year Later, Kerry Started Accepting Unlimited Contributions. “Senator John F. Kerry, who broke with personal precedent last year when he established his first political action committee, has changed his fund-raising guidelines again, dropping a $10,000 limit on contributions from individuals, a cap he had touted when establishing the PAC. The Massachusetts Democrat said yesterday he decided to accept unlimited contributions, which has already allowed him to take in ‘soft money’ donations as large as $25,000, because of the unprecedented fund-raising demands confronting him as a leader in the Senate Democratic caucus.” (Glen Johnson, “Kerry Shifts Fund-Raising Credo For His Own PAC,” The Boston Globe, 10/4/02)

Flip-Flopped On Using Personal Funds In 1996 Race

In 1996, Kerry And Weld Established $500,000 Limit Of Personal Wealth To Be Used In Senate Campaign. “In 1996, Kerry and Weld gave their already noteworthy Senate race added significance by establishing a spending cap. The candidates agreed to spend no more than $6.9 million from July 1 through the election. Weld ended up spending $6.6 million and Kerry $6.3 million. One key element of the agreement limited the candidates to spending $500,000 in personal wealth, a clause Weld favored because Kerry is married to a millionaire, Teresa Heinz.” (Glen Johnson, “In Kerry’s Plan For A Pac, The Resolution Of Opposites,” The Boston Globe, 12/18/01)

Kerry Broke Agreement By Spending $1.2 Million Over Limit. “[P]ost-election reports showed a last-minute infusion of $1.7 million from Kerry’s wife, heiress Teresa Heinz. … [K]erry denied that his campaign violated its agreement. The money had been loaned--not contributed--by his wife, he explained. ‘There was nothing in the agreement that restricted us from taking a loan … and we paid it back in $1,000 and $2,000 chunks.’” (“Global Ecology Lobby Rocked By Defection,” Political Finance, The Newsletter, 1/02)

Flip-Flopped On Israel Security Fence

October 2003: Kerry Calls Fence “Barrier To Peace.” “And I know how disheartened Palestinians are by the Israeli government’s decision to build a barrier off the green line, cutting deeply into Palestinian areas. We do not need another barrier to peace. Provocative and counterproductive measures only harm Israel’s security over the long- term, they increase hardships to the Palestinian people, and they make the process of negotiating an eventual settlement that much harder.” (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks Before Arab American Institute National Leadership Conference, Dearborn, MI, 10/17/03)

February 2004: Kerry Calls Fence “Legitimate Act Of Self-Defense.” “US Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the frontrunner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, described Israel’s construction of a security barrier as a ‘legitimate act of self defense’ after Sunday’s suicide bombing in Jerusalem, clarifying a position he took in October when he told an Arab American audience, ‘We don’t need another barrier to peace.’” (Janine Zacharia, “Kerry Defends Security Fence,” The Jerusalem Post, 2/25/04)

Flip-Flop-Flipped On Ballistic Missile Defense

Kerry Called For Cancellation Of Missile Defense Systems In 1984 And Has Voted Against Funding For Missile Defense At Least 53 Times Between 1985 And 2000. (“John Kerry On The Defense Budget,” Campaign Position Paper, John Kerry For U.S. Senate, 1984; S. 1160, CQ Vote #99: Rejected 21-78: R 2-50; D 19-28, 6/4/85, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1160, CQ Vote #100: Rejected 38-57: R 6-45; D 32-12, 6/4/85, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1160, CQ Vote #101: Rejected 36-59: R 1-49; D 35-10, 6/4/85, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1160, CQ Vote #103: Rejected 33-62: R 28-22; D 5-40, 6/4/85, Kerry Voted Nay; H.J. Res. 465, CQ Vote #365: Motion Agreed To 64-32: R 49-2; D 15-30, 12/10/85, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 4515, CQ Vote #122: Ruled Non-Germane 45-47: R 7-42; D 38-5, 6/6/86, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 2638, CQ Vote #176: Motion Agreed To 50-49: R 41-11; D 9-38, 8/5/86, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2638, CQ Vote #177: Rejected 49-50: R 10-42; D 39-8, 8/5/86, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1174, CQ Vote #248: Motion Agreed To 58-38: R 8-37; D 50-1, 9/17/87, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1174, CQ Vote #259: Motion Agreed To 51-50: R 37-9; D 13-41, With Vice President Bush Casting An “ Yea “ Vote, 9/22/87, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2355, CQ Vote #124: Motion Agreed To 66-29: R 38-6; D 28-23, 5/11/88, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2355, CQ Vote #125: Motion Agreed To 50-46: R 38-7; D 12-39, 5/11/88, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2355, CQ Vote #126: Motion Rejected 47-50: R 38-6; D 9-44, 5/11/88, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2355, CQ Vote #128: Motion Rejected 48-50: R 6-39; D 42-11, 5/11/88, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 2355, CQ Vote #136: Motion Agreed To 56-37: R 9-34; D 47-3, 5/13/88, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 2355, CQ Vote #137: Motion Agreed To 51-43: R 38-5; D 13-38, 5/13/88, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 4264, CQ Vote #251: Motion Rejected 35-58: R 35-9; D 0-49, 7/14/88, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 4781, CQ Vote #296: Motion Agreed To 50-44: R 5-39; D 45-5, 8/5/88, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1352, CQ Vote #148: Motion Agreed To 50-47: R 37-6; D 13-41, 7/27/89, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 3072, CQ Vote #202: Rejected 34-66: R 27-18; D 7-48, 9/26/89, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 3072, CQ Vote #213: Adopted 53-47: R 39-6; D 14-41, 9/28/89, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2884, CQ Vote #223: Adopted 54-44: R 2-42; D 52-2, 8/4/90, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 2884, CQ Vote #225: Motion Agreed To 56-41: R 39-4; D 17-37, 8/4/90, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2884, CQ Vote #226: Motion Agreed To 54-43: R 37-6; D 17-37, 8/4/90, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 3189, CQ Vote #273: Passed 79-16: R 37-5; D 42-11, 10/15/90, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 5803, CQ Vote #319: Adopted 80-17: R 37-6; D 43-11, 10/26/90, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 4739, CQ Vote #320: Adopted 80-17: R 37-6; D 43-11, 10/26/90, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1507, CQ Vote #168: Rejected 39-60: R 4-39; D 35-21, 7/31/91, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1507, CQ Vote #171: Motion Agreed To 60-38: R 40-3; D 20-35, 8/1/91, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1507, CQ Vote #172: Motion Agreed To 64-34: R 39-4; D 25-30, 8/1/91, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1507, CQ Vote #173: Rejected 46-52: R 5-38; D 41-14, 8/1/91, Kerry Voted Yea; H.R. 2521, CQ Vote #207: Motion Agreed To 50-49: R 38-5; D 12-44, 9/25/91, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2403, CQ Vote #85: Adopted 61-38: R 7-36; D 54-2, 5/6/92, Kerry Voted Yea; H.R. 4990, CQ Vote #108: Adopted 90-9: R 34-9; D 56-0, 5/21/92, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 3114, CQ Vote #182: Motion Rejected 43-49: R 34-5; D 9-44, 8/7/92, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 3114, CQ Vote #214: Rejected 48-50: R 5-38; D 43-12, 9/17/92, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 3114, CQ Vote #215: Adopted 52-46: R 39-4; D 13-42, 9/17/92, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 5504, CQ Vote #228: Adopted 89-4: R 36-4; D 53-0, 9/22/92, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1298, CQ Vote #251: Adopted 50-48: R 6-36; D 44-12, 9/9/93, Kerry Voted Yea; S. Con. Res. 63, CQ Vote #64: Rejected 40-59: R 2-42; D 38-17, 3/22/94, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1026, CQ Vote #354: Motion Agreed To 51-48: R 47-6; D 4-42, 8/3/95, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1087, CQ Vote #384: Rejected 45-54: R 5-49; D 40-5, 8/10/95, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1087, CQ Vote #397: Passed 62-35: R 48-4; D 14-31, 9/5/95, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 1530, CQ Vote #399: Passed 64-34: R 50-3; D 14-31, 9/6/95, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 2126, CQ Vote #579: Adopted 59-39: R 48-5; D 11-34, 11/16/95, Kerry Voted Nay; H.R. 1530, CQ Vote #608: Adopted 51-43: R 47-2; D 4-41, 12/19/95, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1635, CQ Vote #157: Rejected 53-46: R 52-0; D 1-46, 6/4/96, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1745, CQ Vote #160: Rejected 44-53: R 4-49; D 40-4, 6/19/96, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1745, CQ Vote #187: Passed 68-31: R 50-2; D 18-29, 7/10/96, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 936, CQ Vote #171: Rejected 43-56: R 2-53; D 41-3, 7/11/97, Kerry Voted Yea; S. 1873, CQ Vote #131: Motion Rejected 59-41: R 55-0; D 4-41, 5/13/98, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 1873, CQ Vote #262: Motion Rejected 59-41: R 55-0; D 4-41, 9/9/98, Kerry Voted Nay; S. 2549, CQ Vote #178: Motion Agreed To 52-48: R 52-3; D 0-45, 7/13/00, Kerry Voted Nay)

Kerry Then Claimed To Support Missile Defense. “I support the development of an effective defense against ballistic missiles that is deployed with maximum transparency and consultation with U.S. allies and other major powers. If there is a real potential of a rogue nation firing missiles at any city in the United States, responsible leadership requires that we make our best, most thoughtful efforts to defend against that threat. The same is true of accidental launch. If it were to happen, no leader could ever explain not having chosen to defend against the disaster when doing so made sense.” (Peace Action Website, “Where Do The Candidates Stand On Foreign Policy?”, Accessed 3/10/04)

Now Kerry Campaign Says He Will Defund Missile Defense. FOX NEWS’ MAJOR GARRETT: “Kerry would not say how much all of this would cost. A top military adviser said the Massachusetts Senator would pay for some of it by stopping all funds to deploy a national ballistic missile defense system, one that Kerry doesn’t believe will work.” KERRY ADVISOR RAND BEERS: “He would not go forward at this time because there is not a proof of concept.” (Fox News’ “Special Report,” 3/17/03)

Flip-Flopped On 1991 Iraq War Coalition

At The Time, Kerry Questioned Strength Of 1991 Coalition. “I keep hearing from people, ‘Well, the coalition is fragile, it won’t stay together,’ and my response to that is, if the coalition is so fragile, then what are the vital interests and what is it that compels us to risk our young American’s lives if the others aren’t willing to stay the … course of peace? … I voted against the president, I’m convinced we’re doing this the wrong way …” (CBS’ “This Morning,” 1/16/91)

Now Kerry Has Nothing But Praise For 1991 Coalition. SEN. JOHN KERRY: “In my speech on the floor of the Senate I made it clear, you are strongest when you act with other nations. All presidents, historically, his father, George Herbert Walker Bush, did a brilliant job of building a legitimate coalition and even got other people to help pay for the war.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 1/11/04)

Flip-Flopped On View Of War On Terror

Kerry Said War On Terror Is “Basically A Manhunt.” “Kerry was asked about Bush’s weekend appearance on ‘Meet the Press’ when he called himself a ‘war president.’ The senator, who watched the session, remarked: ‘The war on terrorism is a very different war from the way the president is trying to sell it to us. It’s a serious challenge, and it is a war of sorts, but it is not the kind of war they’re trying to market to America.’ Kerry characterized the war on terror as predominantly an intelligence-gathering and law enforcement operation. ‘It’s basically a manhunt,’ he said. ‘You gotta know who they are, where they are, what they’re planning, and you gotta be able to go get ‘em before they get us.’” (Katherine M. Skiba, “Bush, Kerry Turn Focus To Each Other,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/13/04)

Two Weeks Later, Kerry Flip-Flopped, Saying War On Terror Is More Than “A Manhunt”. “This war isn’t just a manhunt – a checklist of names from a deck of cards. In it, we do not face just one man or one terrorist group. We face a global jihadist movement of many groups, from different sources, with separate agendas, but all committed to assaulting the United States and free and open societies around the globe.” (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks At University Of California At Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2/27/04)

Flip-Flopped On Funding For Our Troops In Iraq

Kerry Pledged To Fund Reconstruction With “Whatever Number” Of Dollars It Took. NBC’S TIM RUSSERT: “Do you believe that we should reduce funding that we are now providing for the operation in Iraq?” SEN. JOHN KERRY: “No. I think we should increase it.” RUSSERT: “Increase funding?” KERRY: “Yes.” RUSSERT: “By how much?” KERRY: “By whatever number of billions of dollars it takes to win. It is critical that the United States of America be successful in Iraq, Tim.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 8/31/03)
Then Kerry Voted Against Senate Passage Of Iraq/Afghanistan Reconstruction Package. “Passage of the bill that would appropriate $86.5 billion in fiscal 2004 supplemental spending for military operations and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill would provide $10.3 billion as a grant to rebuild Iraq, including $5.1 billion for security and $5.2 billion for reconstruction costs. It also would provide $10 billion as a loan that would be converted to a grant if 90 percent of all bilateral debt incurred by the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein has been forgiven by other countries. Separate provisions limit reconstruction aid to $18.4 billion. It also would provide approximately $65.6 billion for military operations and maintenance and $1.3 billion for veterans medical care.” (S. 1689, CQ Vote #400: Passed 87-12: R 50-0; D 37-11; I 0-1, 10/17/03, Kerry Voted Nay)

Kerry Later Claimed: “I Actually Did Vote For The $87 Billion Before I Voted Against It.” (Glen Johnson, “Kerry Blasts Bush On Protecting Troops,” The Boston Globe, 3/17/04)

Flip-Flopped On Tapping Strategic Petroleum Reserve

In February 2000, Kerry Said Release Of Oil From Strategic Petroleum Reserve Would Not Be “Relevant.” “Without being specific, Kerry, a key member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, suggested the US could retaliate economically in other trade areas. He also said he does not want a release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. A release ‘is not relevant. It would take months for the oil to get to the market,’ he said.” (Cathy Landry, “US Energy Chief Warns Of Gasoline Crisis,” Platt’s Oilgram News, 2/17/00)

Now, In March 2004, Kerry Called For Stop In Filling Strategic Petroleum Reserve To Reduce Prices. “Kerry would pressure oil-producing nations to increase production and temporarily suspend filling the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, according to campaign documents. ... ‘The Bush administration has put the SPR fill program on automatic pilot without regard to the short-term effect on the US market,’ the campaign documents said. ‘The program needs better management ... Kerry would temporarily suspend filling SPR until oil prices return to normal levels.’” (Patricia Wilson, “Kerry To Offer Plan To Reduce Record Gasoline Prices,” Reuters, 3/29/04)

This is scary. I knew there were a lot of flip flops, but I had no idea there were this many. If Kerry is elected in Nov., this country's screwed.

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Sunday, May 23, 2004

Talk about being lucky. And about Kerry's comment about his training wheels falling off. Does candidate waffles have any room to talk? At least Bush didn't get up, cry and blame a Secret Service agent for his fall. He just back on his bike and rode 16 miles back home. I haven't heard any reports about what Kerry did after his fall, but I'm willing to bet he called an ambulance. One last thing, get ready for the "Bush is so stupid he can't even ride a bike" jokes that are sure to follow.

Born To Boogie.
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That's my new name for Kerry. 'Ol Sourpuss has gotten old. Anyway, on to the post.
Surprisingly there's been a lull in Kerry waffles, so I'll re-hash an old one for you. Enjoy.

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Did I call it or what? Cannes has awarded Moore the Golden Palm for his latest lie filled toilet paper of a film. Does this come as a shock to anyone? The hate mongering French awarded the hate monger Moore their top award. Not that big of a surprise. I love how Quentin Tarantino, one of the judges, said that the award wasn't political. I'm sure Tarantino, as well as the other judges, are big Bush supporters. Moore also apologize to the frogs for Americans calling them "Cheese-eating surrender monkeys" for not helping in the war on terror. Well, he didn't apologize for me.
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Saturday, May 22, 2004
I wanted to talk about this subject quickly. I keep hearing that we need to lessen our dependency on foreign oil. I couldn't agree more. Drill Alaska. It may only last us 10 years or so, but that 10 year without having to depend on Arab countries. Then when those 10 years are up, find a different source. But the number one solution I keep hearing about is hybrid cars. Hydrogen, electric or whatever else Ed Begly, Jr. can forcefeed us. What about us cavemen that don't want to drive a wimpy electric car. Have you seen these things. I'm a big man, I can't fit my ass in one of those toy cars. Plus, when I start a car, I want to know it's running. I want to hear the motor come alive. I want to step on the gas and let the neighborhood know I'm there. The cliche, I want to hear that baby purr. I don't want some namby pamby, save the ozone, get 100 miles per gallon, wuss-mobile. I want a good 'ol American made pollution-mobile. Hell, I won't be around when the ozone layer disappears in 1,000 years. What do I care. The Hummer or the 1970 Boss Mustang, those are my dream cars. Like a great man once said, "More Power, Ar, Ar, Ar".

In all my years on this Earth, I've never won anything. Until now. I won a caption contest over at Stark Truth. Check out my prize. Oh, if only it were true. What I wouldn't give to meet Kathy Ireland and take her for a ride in my '70 Boss Mustang. But dreams are what keep us going I guess.
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Friday, May 21, 2004
Air America is in more trouble. It seem the Unfair & really Unbalanced radio network is begging everyone they can get for 8 million dollars. They've even got "Bubba", his wife, and madman George Soros in on the fundraising.
"This venture is not dead and it's not going to die,"

Said one backer of the network. But I'm afraid it's damn close. I gave it until Christmas before it went under. It looks like it may not even make it past Summer. I hope Al Gore's watching all this. The Dems are so desperate to take this country back from it's Conservative turn that they're ignoring the fact that people don't want the Left-wing lies of the 90's right now. They want the upbeat, "I'm proud to be an American once again" shift Bush has brought. As I've stated before, it's a cycle. During the 80's, this country swung Conservative. During the 90's, Liberal. Now we're back in the Conservative swing. One day the Liberal swing will rear it's ugly head again. They just need to calm down and wait.

Credit: NewsMax
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Thursday, May 20, 2004
I made a post like this once on a message board, Jake may remember it, and I thought I would do it here as well. Anyway, I just came in from taking the garbage out and while I was out there I happened to look up to the sky. Clear night, and again it hit me just how big this world really is. If you've never done it before, everyone of you should go out one clear night and just look at the sky. Follow the curve of it. Look at the stars. It's amazing. It really puts into perspective just how tiny we humans are. If you're able to, lay on the ground and watch the night sky. Not only is it an awesome site to see, it's also very calming. Try to find the constellations. Really take in the size. With all the things going on in the world today, you begin to realize that we really do have it pretty good. We were lucky enough to be given this planet. But for some reason we don't take the time to look at everything it has to offer. Some of you may be able to do this, I don't know where everyone lives, but one time I would love to go to the middle of nowhere, no noise, no lights, nothing but complete silence and just sit and think. Complete isolation. You know, it's nice to get away from the political rigmarole every once and awhile and do a post like this.
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Watching FoxNews earlier, and were interviewing someone about 'Ol Sourpuss and in their little Fox Facts thing at the bottom of the screen they had a fact that I found rather amusing. Who do you think is the biggest contributor to the Kerry Campaign? His Band of Brothers? Everyday average Dems? His wife? No. It lawyers. Can't say as I'm shocked by that. The people who sue at the drop of a hat support Kerry more than anyone else. Huh. And how much do you want to bet that over 90% of those lawyers who contribute to Kerry are defense lawyers? Also on that Fox Fact, guess who's Bush's biggest contributors are. Enron? The Nazi Party? The richest 1% of Americans? No. It's retires. You know, the old people Bush is supposed to be screwing over and kicking out on the street. He's taking all their Social Security money, but somehow they still manage to contribute to his campaign. That's interesting.
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I'm staring a new segment on the blog today. It will feature the many waffles of John Kerry. Every time a new Kerry waffle comes out I'll have a picture to show it. And in small chance there's a lull between waffles, I'll rehash some of his classics. Today's waffle is one of his latest one. Enjoy.

Abortion Waffle

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Wednesday, May 19, 2004
I just became aware of this story because of Claudia.
"Four people have been arrested over the beheading of US businessman Nicholas Berg, whose killing was shown earlier this month in a video on an Al-Qaeda linked website, a senior Iraqi source said. Asked if more than one person had been arrested in connection with the killing, the source told AFP: "Yes, four people."
Unfortunately Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi was not among those arrested."

They forgot to report this but they made sure we all knew about Jeremy Sivits' conviction. I tell you, it's a sad day for news when we can't rely on the big "news" outlets for our news. We're left up to our own devices for stories. Thank goodness for blogs like ours or we'd never know the truth.

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Thanks to this, 'Ol Sourpuss' website generated 1.6 million hits last month while our great leaders website generated 1.5 million. But don't look for Kerry to give props to Google or the people who helped out.
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I know, I know. I'm popping these damn things out one every other day or so. But they just keep coming to me. This one I knocked up really quick last night. It's not my best work, but it may very well be my favorite. Enjoy.

Here we see Michael Moore at Cannes after the viewing of his new film. Instead of the normal Golden Palm the judges hand out, Moore demanded another fried chicken.

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Spc. Jeremy C. Sivits has been given a year in prison for his roll in the abuse of Iraqi prisoners. Which, in my opinion, is more than fair. Prisoners or not, we can't go around punching, kicking, stomping on their hands and feet and degrading people like that. If it had been Iraqi military doing this to American soldiers, and pictures surfaced of it, I think more people in America would a hell of a lot more pissed off and wouldn't be saying "They were just letting off a little steam". It's wrong no matter how you look at it. Spc. Sivits pleaded guilty to three counts of abuse will also face a reduction in rank and a bad conduct discharge. He will also give details about the rolls of the other soldiers who were involved in the abuse.
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It's that time again. Wictory Wednesday. I want everyone who reads this blog to volunteer and/or donate to the Bush/Cheney re-election campaign. If you would like to help George W. Bush lead this country to greater things, click the button below and find out how you too can become a part of Wictory Wednesday. See that butt load of blogs to the right labeled Wicktory Wednesday? Well, scroll around and you should see them. By signing up for Wictory Wednesday, you get to have your blog added to that list. That list is posted on everyone of those sites. Just think of all the readers you could get then.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
As you all know, Michael Moore showed his new toilet paper of a movie to the Cannes audience. Well, it seems that after the movie was shown it got a 15 minute standing ovation. I'm shocked. A movie who's subtitle should be "I Hate George W. Bush And I Got The Lies To Prove It" got a standing ovation from other Bush hating American actors and the French. I mean, is this supposed to impress people? You know Moore's going to squeeze every bit of publicity out of this he can.
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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
-Martin Luther King
August 28, 1963

Doesn't Affirmative Action do the exact opposite of that?

Well, that's not exactly true. They would have had to be on his side to begin with to turn on him. We all know the picture 'Ol Sourpuss likes to show of him on his swift boat in his uniform with his "Band Of Brothers". Well, eleven of those men have demanded that Kerry stop making them look like supporters by parading that picture around.
"Many of us don't want to be included in that picture because we have a rather unsavory feeling about this fellow"

boatmate Bob Elder told radio host Linda Chavez.
"We regard the fact that he rallied the American public against his fellow comrades in arms as basically a betrayal of all of us."

Kerry betrayed his Band Of Brothers. We all knew that. But Big Media won't heavily report this story. They want to try and cover this up along with Nick Berg and the Sarin bomb in Iraq.

Credit: NewsMax
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Netscape News has a review of Michael moor's new lie filled enema bag called Fahrenheit 9/11. Here's a sample of the report.
"Where "Roger & Me" and "Bowling for Columbine" were personal quests for truth, looking at a subject from different angles and talking to people polls apart in their points of view, Moore stays "on message" here from first shot to last. There is no debate, no analysis of facts or search for historical context. Moore simply wants to blame one man and his family for the situation in Iraq the United States now finds itself in."

Okay, when did Moore ever search for historical context or let facts get in his way of making his movies?
"The movie begins with the contested 2000 presidential election. Moore takes the usual anti-Bush view that the election was stolen. Moore then characterizes Bush as a country bumpkin in the initial months of his presidency, spending 42% of his time on vacation and falling rapidly in public opinion polls."

Same old Liberal talking points. "Bush stole the election". Never mind the fact that EVERY recount done in Florida has Bush winning. And "country bumpkin". That sound like moor's trying to label all us rednecks as slow witted and dumb. I'm proud to be a bumpkin from the country. I take pride in it.
"Then comes 9/11. Moore touchingly conveys this day of infamy with a montage of sounds and visuals that refrains from showing images of airplanes hitting buildings or the World Trade Center collapsing. Instead, we get noise of horror over a blank screen, then shots of crying, horrified people staring into a sky filling with smoke and debris."

Okay, that surprised me. Knowing the kind of ass Moore is, I figured he would be showing the planes slam into the buildings with a picture of Bush laughing the whole time. Moore may actually have a human being living somewhere inside. He should let it out more.
"Even if one agrees with all of Moore's arguments, the film reduces decades of American foreign-policy failures to a black-and-white cartoon that lays the blame on one family. He ignores facts like the policy to arm and support Afghan rebels that began in the Carter administration. For that matter, the Clinton team never mounted a serious effort to go after al-Qaida even after the 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa."

Yeah, everything wrong with the world is Bush's fault. Even before his father was president, he failed to do the right thing. And you can't expect Moore to fault "Bubba". Clinton was a God among the Left. Clinton can do no wrong.
"The movie contains only one episode of Moore's patented "ambushes" of the famous. He collars congressmen leaving Capitol Hill and tries to persuade them to enlist their children to fight in Iraq. Not surprisingly, he has no takers."

Moore wants congressmen to enlist their children to fight in Iraq. Why doesn't Moore spend less money on his hourly grocery shopping and give that money to the people he claims to support from his Manhattan digs?

So this isn't even going to be one of his mockumentries. This is nothing but a, possible two hour, lie filled, fact absent Bush hatefest. All brought to you by the party of peace, love and understanding. Here's some ideas for names for the rebuttal sites that will pop up after this released:


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Monday, May 17, 2004
My ass. How dare the Olympic Committee suggest the American and English athletes not run around after one of their many wins and celebrate by wrapping themselves in the stars and stripes or the Union Jack. "It might offend other countries who may already have strained views of us". Bullshit. After our athletes win, they should grab Old Glory or the Jack and shove it in their faces chanting USA, USA, USA or England, England, England. France isn't being asked not to celebrate. Germany's not being asked to celebrate. Canada, Australia or Japan aren't being asked not to celebrate. Only our two countries. Can someone say "discrimination" or "jealousy"? They just don't want to have to listen to our national anthems over and over and over again. And I'll guarantee you this. The mass majority of the people in the stadium will boo till their horse when the Star Spangled Banner is played. Right then our athletes should collectively raise their right arms and flip them off. Or in England's case, give them the 'ol two finger salute. But then we'd just be criticized for "unsportsman like conduct". Oh well.

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