Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Melange a Lurch

Let me make it crystal clear, as crystal clear as I know how: I apologize to no one for my criticism of the president and of his broken policy.

As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about and never intended to refer to any troop. I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform and I personally apologize to any service member, family member or American who was offended.

In the brief statement on his web site, Lurch Kerry also attacked President Bush for a “failed security policy.”

Earlier in the day on “Imus in the Morning,” Lurch said he was “sorry about a botched joke” about President Bush who “owes America an apology for this disaster in Iraq.”

Well don’t you feel better now that we know he is sorry? ... I don't think so.

Following is a mélange of statements from actual intelligent people who wrote to the GOPUSA web site and the Hugh Hewitt site. All the words are theirs.

I was the Air Force combat medic who called you yesterday seething with rage over the esteemed senator's comment as I had just returned from Iraq a little over three weeks ago. (from my second tour of duty) As I see it, Mr. Kerry has effectively "non" apologised. He did not say these words in public but released them via his web site...frankly, thats a chicken**** way to go about it. It also arrives 24 hours too late, smacking of the aftershock of a phone call from Bill Clinton basically telling Kerry to get on the bus or be thrown under it.

Kerry's implication that military service is something "smart" people should avoid is downright elitist, and reminiscent of prevailing attitudes from the Vietnam era. His "botched joke" was disrespectful to everyone who has ever served in the U.S. military. We are not a bunch of slack-jawed Gomer Pyles or Forrest Gumps who had no other option but to join the military, as many would have you believe. Today's all-volunteer force is much more highly educated than their predecessors, or even their contemporary civilian counterparts: 99 percent of all service members have at least a high school diploma, and 98 percent of the officers have a bachelor's degree or higher. (Smash, the Indepundit)

He (Kerry) was for the joke before he was against it. What a stupid, stupid man!!

The megalomaniacal failed Presidential Candidate and treasonous John F’n Kerry was lying about his military service and he’s lying now with his unwarranted attacks against all brave Americans serving in our military defending our way-of-life. Shame on him! and on all DemocRats who refer to the self confessed war criminal as a war hero.

Kerry showed the nation what he is: an arrogant, lying, condescending, vicious ideologue who thinks he's better than us ordinary folk. Keep it up Lurch, but watch your back. We, the GOP, love what you're doing, the damage is to your own party, and bad things happen to people who jeapordize the power mad Democratic Party.

I am very disturbed. I am very insulted and very sad that he doesn't understand how highly educated and well trained our military men and women are. (Debra Booth, whose son was killed in Iraq)

Kerry doesn't know because he never spent enough time around them. Remember, he went to Vietnam to injure himself to qualify for 3 purple hearts. As soon as he got his medals, he got out and started his anti military rant. Democrats have sunk very low in the last few generations, but Kerry is their bottom feeder.

I would like to request a new web icon for John Kerry. We need a snake, with a lily livered slimy belly, and a big mouth.

Thank you, John Kerry, for reminding me and the rest of America what an evil alternative you and your party represent for this country.

If you talk to Democrats of the middle-class and upper-middle-class and (in John Heinz Kerry’s case) the neo-Gulf-emir-class, you’ll have heard the same thing a thousand times: these poor fellows in Iraq, they’re only there because they’re too poverty-stricken and ill-educated so they couldn’t become Senators and New York Times reporters and tenured Queer Studies professors like normal Americans do.

That is, in fact, what they mean by the claim that they “support our troops”: they want to bring them home and retrain them so they’re not forced into taking jobs as Bush’s torturers and thugs. It’s part of the same condescension as describing soldiers as “our children”. If a 22-year old intern wants to drop to the Oval Office broadloom, she’s a grown woman exercising her freedom of choice. But, if a 28-year old guy wants to serve in Iraq, he’s a poor wee misguided Grade Six drop-out who doesn’t know any better. John Kerry’s soundbite is interesting not because it’s the umpteenth self-inflicted wound by Mister Nuance but because it gets right to the heart of the Democrats’ “support” for the troops. (Mark Steyn)

God will take care of him in his own time.

Finally, the last word is from my son-in-law:

I'm pissed! I can't believe John F'n Kerry has gone out and denigrated our troops again! This elitist ass is a serial troop defamer. Lt Gen Tom McInerney (ret) said this morning that Kerry owes the troops not an apology, but his resignation. I wholeheartedly agree.

This Veteran will not stand idly by and allow that lying snob to steal the heroism of another generation of Veterans.

Ray Rose, Gulf War Vet


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are on the BALL!!!

I saw that on Fox News about half an hour ago and I tho't at that time, this is just what Billy needs to write about next.

I haven't even read it yet....will now...cya soon


10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the rage of the American people during WWII if anyone had dared to sob about "our children" dying on Iwo Jima? Did anyone ever refer the 300+ N.Y. firefighters who died on September 11 as "our children?" How about the cops who yearly die in the line of duty? Children?

The Left is so sick. At one moment they are raging about abuses at Abu Ghraib, the next they are filled with pity and sorrow for our soldiers as fearful, hapless victims in need of more body armor and a quick exit pass home to mom and safety.

So is the military is made up of monsters or children? Or poor slobs who flunked out of JC. Or minorities who had the dismal choice of slinging fries at McDonalds or joining the Marine Corps. Depending upon the audience, and the tactical advantage to be gained by the accusation du jour, the Left is happy with any negative characterization of the military, so long as it is also understood that at election time they really do "support the troops."


10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the quote LIVE and wondered why NO ONE caught it. I did and said to Mike, my contractor, Kerry just shot himself in the head. Mike nearly fell off his ladder getting to the TV. He thought he really did shoot himself and was ready to see all the blood. It was a bloodless death. He could have at least thrown some ketchup on himself!!!!


10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wingnuts are amazing. John Kerry puts his foot in his mouth (although his intent was clearly to insult Bush and not the troops), apologizes, and you're all over him. Bush starts an unnecessary 4-year war, destroys a country and causes the death of hundreds of thousands of people, and you think he's a hero. What kind of morons are you?

7:49 AM  
Blogger fetching jen said...

Anon, Kerry in no way attempted to insult President Bush. Kerry is unable to even tell a joke much make any fun of himself. He doesnt' tell jokes because he can't. His sorry excuse of making it about President Bush doesn't even make sense.

He is a lame duck with a big mouth and a small brain who should just stick to marrying other guys' uber-rich wives.

9:20 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

anonymous is talking to himself again...

Hi Bill! You must have heard now that at least 7 Americans were shot Halloween night on San Francisco's Castro Street. Despite this, morale of Americans in Castro is high and most are re-enlisting to be gay another 4 years.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

11 02 06

Bill what harsh words! And I totally agree with you in many ways! His comment was arrogant, elitist, poorly reasoned and straight up STUPID!

You know, the libDEMS are such hypocrites it makes me sick! They benefit from all of the technological innovations put out by the military industrial complex, yet wish to cut its funding and participation down to nill. Is that not the stupidest thing you ever heard?

Funny when they bitch about no war ad Bush lied, but yet if Bush hadn't taken action in Afghanistan the Taliban would be still in power and radical islam would've spread even farther than it has!

There is no logic, no rhyme nor reason to his utterances.

I tried not to say anything one way or the other, but this kinda crap pisses me off!

BTW: The anonymous commenter always has to say something vulger and foul. What a sicko!

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Come on now. Most people didn't have any problem with going after Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. We applauded it and were proud of our country for the actions it took. However, there was no sound justification for the Iraq adventure which was based on distorted intelligence and exaggeration. We can debate if the term "lie" applies in this instance, but it certainly applies to the administration's subseequent characterization of the status of Iraq. Also, you should be careful about crowing about the suppression of the Taliban. They're on their way back - mainly because we decided to focus on Iraq.


4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mahndisa,

What are "p-generated translations"?


7:30 PM  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

11 04 06

Hello Rose:
I am just reveiwing these comments so please excuse me for not responding sooner. A translation is when we move an object in space by a certain amount. In particular, if I move an object along a straight line, say in the x direction, by a small amount I am translating the object in the x direction by a small amount.

In the framework of quantum mechanics, different operations are specified by operators which generate the motion.

For example, p, the momentum operator generates translations. That means that we can build a translation operator (which moves objects that it acts upon) out of p, the momentum operator.

Due to some more intricate details, the translation operator must have certain characteristics like unitarity. And this operator can be built by successively by compounding the momentum operator in the following way:

Translation operator=1-p*dx + ...
Hope that helps.

9:48 AM  

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