Straight A's in Texas Public School? Damn, they really do have an excellent education program.
Both Candidates went to Yale. Bush "served" in the National Gaurd. And by serve, I mean skip the draft and get out of all work...And a Cocaine Problem.
Can I see Bush's transcript, or is this information not backed up?
And, sources for Kerry's information... I would like to see the Purple Heart Injury report, not your take on his duty.
Cranky, he failed to meet any positive expectation?
What about dissolving the Taliban? What about the removal of a twisted dictator who killed his OWN people? What about the democratization of Iraq?
Dissolving the Taliban, what about releasing Osama right when he had the chance to capture him?
Removing a twisted dictator that did nothing recently. In America, we have no permission for Ex-Poste Facto laws. Now, we can't punish the man for something he did in the past. He went in for oil, also, the Deulfer Report proved Saddam had no WMD. I love how the reason we went into Iraq changes every few months.
Kerry made no empty promises, he wasn't elected, so no promises are valid. Bush failed to do nearly everything he said he would in 2000.
No. Bush cheated in 2000. I am not sure about 2004, I still am reading voting problems and machines that were 5% pre-loaded for Bush. (Information on 5% pre-laod from
I hope you were joking about your cheating in Florida comment.
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Kenneth T. Bosley
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Here are a few sources, something you prefer not to list.
FAHRENHEIT 9/11: “Make sure the chairman of your campaign is also the vote countin’ woman and that her state has hired a company that’s gonna knock voters off the rolls who aren’t likely to vote for you. You can usually tell them by the color of their skin.”
“The vote total was certified by Florida's secretary of state, Katherine Harris, head of the Bush campaign in Florida, on behalf of Gov. Jeb Bush, the candidate's brother.” Mark Zoller Seitz, “Bush Team Conveyed an Air of Legitimacy,” San Diego Union-Tribune, December 16, 2000.
The Florida Department of State awarded a $4 million contract to the Boca Raton-based Database Technologies Inc. (subsidiary of ChoicePoint). They were tasked with finding improperly registered voters in the state’s database, but mistakes were rampant. “At one point, the list included as felons 8,000 former Texas residents who had been convicted of misdemeanors.” St. Petersburg Times (Florida), December 21, 2003.
Database Technologies, a subsidiary of ChoicePoint, “was responsible for bungling an overhaul of Florida’s voter registration records, with the result that thousands of people, disproportionately black, were disenfranchised in the 2000 election. Had they been able to vote, they might have swung the state, and thus the presidency, for Al Gore, who lost in Florida. Oliver Burkeman, Jo Tuckman, “Firm in Florida Election Fiasco Earns Millions from Files on Foreigners,” The Guardian, May 5, 2003 http://www.guardian....,949709,00.html. See also, Atlanta-Journal-Constitution, May 28, 2001.
In 1997, Rick Rozar, the late head of the company bought by ChoicePoint, donated $100,000 to the Republican National Committee. Melanie Eversley, “Atlanta-Based Company Says Errors in Felon Purge Not Its Fault,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 28, 2001. Frank Borman of Database Technologies Inc. has donated extensively to New Mexico Republicans, as well as to the Presidential campaign of George W. Bush. Opensecrets.org, “Frank Borman.”
FAHRENHEIT 9/11: Gore got the most votes in 2000.
[A] consortium [Tribune Co., owner of the Times; Associated Press; CNN; the New York Times; the Palm Beach Post; the St. Petersburg Times; the Wall Street Journal; and the Washington Post] hired the NORC [National Opinion Research Center, a nonpartisan research organization affiliated with the University of Chicago] to view each untallied ballot and gather information about how it was marked. The media organizations then used computers to sort and tabulate votes, based on varying scenarios that had been raised during the post-election scramble in Florida. Under any standard that tabulated all disputed votes statewide, Mr. Gore erased Mr. Bush's advantage and emerged with a tiny lead that ranged from 42 to 171 votes. Donald Lambro, “Recount Provides No Firm Answers,” Washington Times, November 12, 2001.
“The review found that the result would have been different if every canvassing board in every county had examined every undervote, a situation that no election or court authority had ordered. Gore had called for such a statewide manual recount if Bush would agree, but Bush rejected the idea and there was no mechanism in place to conduct one.” Martin Merzer, “Review of Ballots Finds Bush's Win Would Have Endured Manual Recount,” Miami Herald, April 4, 2001.
See also, the following article by one of the Washington Post journalists who ran the consortium recount. The relevant point is made in Table I of the article. http://www.aei.org/d...eatingPaper.pdf
FAHRENHEIT 9/11: Congressional Black Caucus members tried to object to the election outcome on the floor of the House; no Senator would sign the objections.
“While Vice President Al Gore appeared to have accepted his fate contained in two wooden ballot boxes, Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus tried repeatedly to challenge the assignment of Florida's 25 electoral votes to Bush…. More than a dozen Democrats followed suit, seeking to force a debate on the validity of Florida's vote on the grounds that all votes may not have been counted and that some voters were wrongly denied the right to vote.” Susan Milligan, “It’s Really Over: Gore Bows Out Gracefully,” Boston Globe, January 7, 2001.
The Congressional Black Caucus effort failed for “lack of the necessary signature by any senator.” Sen. Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) had previously advised Democratic senators not to cooperate. ‘They did not.’” Robert Novak, “Sweeney Link Won't Help Chao,” Chicago Sun-Times, January 14, 2001.
Don't rip on Bush's war, it has humurous qualities to it...Is this what you are defending?
Don't rip on my siggy, it has humorous qualities to it.
I just want to clarify something before I start: I don't think either candidate is as qualified as either party is trying to make him seem. I think the most qualified people aren't striving for a political position anymore. Those people are doctors, scientists, computer experts, and students (in the future).
The point I'm trying to make here is that there isn't a good thing that can be said of John Kerry. You have given me a crapload of why Bush sucks (and I've countered that), but nothing as to why Kerry is good. That should tell you something. I don't think Bush is as qualified as some people make him out to be, what I'm trying to show you here is that he is more qualified than Kerry.
Tex, I doubt his father paid his way into college for him, but even if he did, that doesn't explain how he got straight A's in College, you know that? Yeah, I think that makes him more qualified than Kerry (education wise).
Is this comment supposed to help me? See, Bush volunteered to help America whereas Kerry just got forced into it. And he was a wuss, at that. And a liar.
Yes, I know about Bush's problem, and I didn't say he had a perfect history did I?
Kerry's purple heart record: Not my personal opinion. It was witnessed by people in the Swift Boat veterans (in his company) and he even wrote it in his secret journal which was recovered. As far as the silver star, there was another man who was MUCH more qualified to receive it than Kerry. He was the man who had had the first shot on the cong.
THe fact that Kerry was so arrogant to parade his silver star tells you something, too. There are several other men, whose experiences were much more courageous and worthy, and the only people that know about their stories are themselves and God, they don't even tell their family. It's called being humble.
Oh, and Fuse: funding from the Reps? I've heard of that. But did they get funding from the Reps when they were in Vietnam or right when the returned to America? Read the following.
Tex, they're not sure? People saw it first hand, dude. And also, I have a friend whose mother worked in the hospitals when the veterans came back. She still hates Kerry because of the stories that THOSE veterans told her. They hated Kerry also because they he told people of the deeds that they were doing (which were not that honorable, btw), while Kerry was among them, doing those things! Several of his fellow vets got killed because of this action. So, he is a wuss and tries to get 3 purp hearts as fast as possible, lies about his silver star in his transcript-thingy that let him get this.
(Did I not mention this? His transcript thing says that he bravely breached the boat through crossfire and such, and was so brave as to not mind the bullets that he charged on land and killed the guy. Guess what? Yes, he killed the guy. But the breaching of the boat had been pre-planned in advance ["If anything shoots, we're breaching the boat"] and he WASN'T the brave man who charged up and shot the guy. He simply finished off a wounded man running away. That's SO brave!)
FYI, We didn't "just let Osama go." When he saw what was happening, he fled to the mountains. Ok, put yourself in the presidents or the soldier's position. "Ok, now a single man is hiding in one of all those mountains over there, and he knows all the tunnels and secret hiding spots. I want you to find him. Go." We're trying, yes, but God knows how long it will take. We got lucky enough finding Saddam Hussein.
Kerry made no empty promises? What about promising to "return your boys home" from Iraq, but at the same time saying "we need to double our effort in Iraq to finish"? Did someone say contradict? What about raising taxes only on the rich, and lowering 'em on the others? Do you really think America's economy will benefit if only 5% of the nation is supporting it? During the reign of James I and Charles I in England, they tried the same thing. They were supported mainly by the nobles, and because they were doing this, the nobles became angry. Why? Because they had a to pay a huge amount of money, whereas if everyone in the country paid a little bit, the nobles' payment wouldn't be so much. Do you know what this resulted in? The English Civil War.
I'm not saying that America will end up in another civil war. What I'm trying to say here is that by thinking that only 5% of the nation can support it, he's making a huge mistake. Many of those 5% are small business owners. Their business gets hurt, which leads to even smaller businesses getting hurt because all of them are interrelated.
Now I understand that some companies are huge and can afford to pay this, but from there on down, everyone gets hurt. Even you. Because if small businesses can't sustain themselves, then they have to make cuts in their businesses. Which equals loss of jobs which equals you and your relatives are jobless. Good work kerry!
What about minimum wage? That should do it, right? Wrong again. Raising minimum wage does nothing. It may help the first year or two to employEEs, (not to mention that the companies will suffer), but soon after that, prices will start to inflate. Big time. You may be earning 7 dollars an hour, but a hamburger at Micky D's will cost ya 2.50.
Bush "cheated" huh? I was under the impression that he couldn't do a thing about it in Florida. If your going to say someone cheated, say the attorneys "cheated." Even if Bush somehow cheated in 2000, there is no way he cheated this year. Bush has won the MOST popular vote in the HISTORY of the United States in this election.
Just look at that map. That should tell you something.
Cx, several of those Reps didn't serve in the military. So, what are you trying to say? That you aren't qualified for office unless you were a field man at one time? Here's some news: SEVERAL of our presidents, especially in the recent decades, weren't field men. Yes, there are exceptions, like Dwight Eisenhower, etc...but you get my drift. Those men worked to be in a political office. They may not be as qualified as some field men, but they are the people who we've elected.
Siggy=signature? That has nothing to do with the election pal. It was a quote that I found one day, and I thought it was pretty funny. Don't rip on it.
Hey, interesting fact for the day: Some researcher had enough time to find out the Bush and Kerry are related: Ninth cousins, twice removed. Kinda weird, huh.