I'm surprised you actually caught what she said...when I hear her voice it's: blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-head turned sideways-blah-blah-blah-blah-lean forward-blah-blah-blah-head turned sideways. She drives me nuts! Not in a good way, either! Rather like nails on a chalkboard----annoying monotone winch.
The only thing I like about Ann is her eyebrows!!I hear the same blah-blah-blah too!
I like big butts.Brian Hand
I miss Katie Couric also. But I am going to back up, throw it in drive and try again. It's becoming clear where liberals get their news spoon fed to them if they watch info babes first thing in the morning.
Hey everyone Brian Hand likes big butts.
Anyone notice how ragan rip accuses others of something (without proof) while apparently guilty of his own charge? Point: he comments on Curry and Couric then says liberals get their news from them while he apparently watches but doesn't learn from them. reagan is consistently logically inconsistent.
I don't have a TV. I don't have time to be mind numbed. I get my news from credible sources that aren't slanted to the left. I hear Katie sure could do a mean cooking segment with Wolgang Puck though. I hear by the way that she is taking Dan's spot on the cBS evening news. I wonder if she will use forged documents to try to bring Bush down? Nah, that wouldn't be lady like. She will probably just smile and giggle and tell us Bush is evil.
Forged documents or not, George Bush did avoid Vietnam and active military service by using his dad's influence to get him in a National Guard unit at a time when so many others couldn't get a draft deferment and were trying to get in any kind of reserve or guard unit that would allow them to avoid going to war. It was virtually impossible to get into either in the mid to late 60's without someone pulling some strings. I had two friends at North Texas State who lost their student deferments who did find a unit with openings in Waco in '68, but only because it was an airborne unit of the reserve and they had to jump out of planes once a month and hope the chute opened. Even the National Guard officer who denied writing the memos that supposedly documented Bush shirking his duties never denied that Bush did so. The only thing he denied was that he wrote the memos attributed to him. The fact that some overzealous individual, who shouldn't have done so, attempted to create false documentation to prove it, doesn't mean it didn't happen. I won't say Bush was any better or worse than the rest of us in the same boat back then, but he damned sure, with his fathers influence, did what he had to do to keep from having to go, and then found ways to avoid even putting in the time he owed the government as a member of the guard. It's almost funny how almost all the war hawks in his administration including Cheney and Wolfowitz, who saw fit to put our men and women in harms way for a very questionable war, never saw a day of active duty in their life or had to dodge bullets and roadside bombs. Of course, many of those serving in Iraq probably don't think its so funny.
You liberals who are having wet dreams about Hillary aren't asking which unit she or her husband served in during vietnam. And you want her as commander in chief? You can let go of Vietnam and watergate. That is ancient history. How about all the democrats that voted for the war in Iraq served in your Vietnam war? You conveniently bring up Vietnam but you don't consider the two administrations that got us into it and escalated it, one of which made a fortune on it. I think ol Lady Bird lived a pretty good life thanks to LBJ. You say we are in a questionable war. You are so draped in past history from 30 years ago, then it must be easy for you to think back just almost 5 years. Does the date 9/11 ring a bell?
Number one, I'm not a liberal and there are a growing number of conservatives, moderates and liberals in both parties who originally gave the President their support that are beginning to understand that they got sold a bill of goods by this administration based on bad intelligence, outright lies and exaggerations. As for our involvement in Vietnam, it was actually during Eisenhower's presidency that we got involved in that ill begotten conflict and put the first troops into the country, not Kennedy as you suggest. As for Vietnam being old news that is no longer relevant, you seem to have selectively forgotten that one of the biggest issues in the last election was due to a wealthy conservative Republican donor who used his wealth to back and encourage the smear campaign regarding Senator Kerry's war record on Vietam, so lets stop suggesting that only liberals use what happened there to their political advantage. For myself, it's kind of hard to forget Vietnam when you had three friends who died in that conflict, saw the effect it had on their families, and you go and see those 58,000+ names on the memorial in Washington D.C. who, regardless of our motive, died in vain. I'm still not sure Kerry would have made a good President, because he does hold views more liberal than my own on a number of issues, but at least he did volunteer and put his ass on the line in Vietnam on the PT boats on the Mekong River in what was considered one of the most dangerous jobs in Nam and claimed the lives of two of my own friends. That is certainly more than can be said of our current president or his Vice President. As for your assertion that I'm draped in the history of 30 years ago, you damned right I am, just as I'm also aware of the history of this country and much of the rest of the world prior to that period in time. Without knowing our history, we are destined to repeat the same mistakes and Iraq is a classic example of that adage. Beyond the fact that there was no connection between that country and the Al Quada attack on the U.S. in '91, for anyone with any sense of the of the cultural and political history of the Middle East to think that the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds in Iraq could form and maintain a peaceful coexistence and democratic government is crazy. In Vietnam, we were doomed to fail because the South Vietnamese people wouldn't support or fight for their own government, and in Iraq, we will fail because the historical hatred that exists between the three factions will never allow for a democratic government to exist without American military presence. Same problem for us as Vietnam from my perspective. The only way either government could or can exist is with American military presence. In the meantime, we continue to get American servicemen killed almost every day and that won't end anytime soon, and that is due to our President's ill conceived war that has created a country that is caught up in a civil war and has become a breeding ground for terrorists who actually might threaten us at home in the future. What has happened in Iraq is exactly what I suspected before we ever invaded. Too bad that our some of ourleaders, who should know better seemingly, had no sense of history. As for Hillary, I doubt she would be my choice for President, but there's no doubt in my mind she is more intelligent and has a greater awareness of the world we live in than Bush, and as for Lady Bird, I'm not sure what your point is, but her family had money before she ever met Lyndon.
As for Lady Bird, who do you think owned the companies that built barracks and other buildings in Vietnam? I would care to guess she got them on no bid contracts. Eisenhower only sent advisors to Vietnam, not troops. That piece of history gets glossed over every time this debate comes up. And as for being sold a bill of goods on bad intelligence, I remember Clinton talking up Saddam's WMD's and that he should be removed. Other democrats were spouting the same thing, they just didn't have the balls to take action. Scandals had them preoccupied and they were spinning when they should have had their hands on the wheel. So if a dope smoking draft dodging President can do no wrong, why does Bush get slammed even though he did actually serve. I wish my brother could have had a personal body guard in Vietnam like Al Gore did with his cushy reporters job and maybe his name wouldn't be on that wall with all the others. So far as the smear campaign against Kerry, why would 258 swift boat captains put their reputation on the line just to elect a republican? These men served honorably and I take their word over people's that weren't there. My neighbor was one of those 258 and he said Kerry should have been court martialed when he got off of his boat to take home movies of himself. A captain never leaves his ship. He stays onboard with engines running. His accounts of what happened over there are full of holes. He said Nixon ordered CIA operatives into Cambodia that he personally transported there. Remember him saying it was Christmas 1969 and that it was seared into his memory?. Just one problem with his story. Nixon became president in Jan. of 1970.
You need to get your facts straight. Nixon became President in January of 1969 after being elected in November of 1968. He had been in office for almost a year in December of 1969. Look it up if you really have any doubts. As for Clinton who, unlike Bush, came from pretty humble beginnings and used his intellect to make something of himself, he wasn't anymore a draft dodger than Bush and most of the rest of us who were subject to the draft in '65 and beyond. I don't hold that against either man. They were only doing what most of the rest of us were doing. As for Clinton being a dope smoker, I wonder which youthful activity, Clinton smoking weed or Bush snorting cocaine is the greater sin. I do know which one is a felony and which is a misdemeanor these days if you get caught doing it.
I admit my mistake about Nixon. But I will never forgive Kerry for testifying before Congress about all the atrocities that were committed. Cutting off ears, taping electrical wires to genitals and turning up the power, poisining food stocks, raping and pillaging of villagers reminiscent of jenjus Khan(He can't even pronounce Genghas). Then meeting with the Vietnamese in France at the peace talks. If he had problems with all the militaries jenjus Khan activities, why not take it up the chain of command at the time it occured. You say Bush's dad pulled strings to get him in the national guard in one post and the next you call him a draft dodger. You spit in the face of everyone that serves in the national guard. You don't think Al Gore's daddy didn't pull strings to get him a personal body guard? Give me a break. You were awfully silent on Lady Bird's blood money.
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