Help Us, John Kerry!

Submitted by: Djer 10 years ago Funny

Minnesota Guard troops seem a little touchy about Kerry"s botched joke.
There are 101 comments:
Male 994
Most of the people here don`t "diss" the president. Alot of us disagree with his actions on foreign policy. Note the word "disagree", so please when you try to make a political argument, never you street words like "diss" or even internet slang like n00b etc.
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Male 74
stop dissing the president
if you think you can do better
you run.
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Male 2,600
Right you are.
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Male 269
also Overmann, other candidates should be more viable, i feel though under the current method of the left & right leaves a calx residue aka the independent

i say vote for them regardless, it`s not about 2 halves, rather the choice

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Male 2,600
^ Most of the news media is considerably liberal, Fox News being what seems to me the singular exception. I get most of my political news from either BBC (they offer a European perspective, which, although liberal, enables me to glimpse the world through their eyes) and C-Span.

I recommend the book titled `Bias` by Bernard Goldberg, Regnery Publishing. Very good read; I`ll give you more details if you are interested.

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Male 994
Hmm good point made, Everyone still refers to the media as liberal. Last time i checked the Media was very conservative with Fox.
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Male 269
people seem to need one singular reason for everything, life is not that simple, you will never truly know bush, clinton, kerry or whomever the president is, by the time you wise up to this, you will have been brainwashed by simplicity & already served someone elses agenda, all those i just mentioned are sharp people, barring their morals, it`s the public whom is ignorant & the next generation is being brought up right now with different ignorant perspectives, this is what politicians know & use to prey on the young, because they are impressionable & eager to acquiesce, especially when the medium is used to accomplish this. people should be more concerned about who or what drives the media, then what the medium is attempting to distract everyone with

http:/ /rhetorica.net/bias.htm

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Female 401
The WHOLE government needs to be fixed...it`s effed up like crazy!
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Female 706
The whole govt. needs to be cleared out. There are guys in the senate that have been there for four six year terms! And people are always bitching about how things don`t change... well duh!
We keep voting the same exact people back into office and then we wonder why things don`t get better.
All the political promises are accepted as complete crap by now. Because they know that even if they break every single promise they made, we`ll still vote them back in!
The govt. can basically do whatever the hell it wants and people in this country are too damn stupid to do anything about it. whee don`t we suck?
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Male 577
mikallang i think we got lucky with bush. hes a wartime
president and look at where we are now. i dont honestly think kerry couldve done what gw is doing now. i think he would cave....*ahem*clinton. not that i have anything(else) again clinton.
mikallang, its because of u rednecks who vote for bush that america has a wartime president who kills innocent people and looks for reasons to attack other countries.
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Female 1
AHAHAHAH
that has got to be the best thing, EVER.
we talked about that in AP Human Geography
and it was the funniest subject ever.that just adds to it. :-D
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Female 601
Everyone`s argument would be different if Bush had said it. ;-)

If you`re going to go on public television and say something, think before you say it. I wouldn`t want to be in Iraq and hear that, because I`m there, I must have been a failure in life.

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Female 272
"most presidents are idiots", there are alwys gonna be people who think that.And there are always going to be presidents who ARE THAT. so we should all go to mars and not have presidents, every man for himself, chaos!
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Male 994
The Problem with nader though is that he doesn`t have enough popularity to really get the votes. All he ends up doing is splitting votes causing democrats to lose.

I really think we`d be safer now then we were back then if we elected Gore. Bush attacked Iraq for almost no reason at all. Osama is also still free. Like we really want to let our "allies" find him.

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Female 1,572
It`s showing they have a sense of humour
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Male 2,600
"nader though, i think he`s well intended, just not sure about the rest of the prowess"

I wish I was old enough to vote for his 2004 run. If anything, any and all votes for him would hopefully convince other independents that running as an independent is a viable option.

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Male 756
Go to www.michaelyon-online.com/flf/ for 1st hand comments of those that have been there.
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Male 756
Okay... We all know Bush isn`t the most linguistic student in the class. But really, all Kerry has going for him is the H. J. Heinz money he married into. I don`t fully agree with what`s going on in Iraq, but the USA has not been attacked since 911, and our actions are having a positive effect on terrorism. The problem is, you never hear the good things reported. Talk to someone that`s been there and is now back home if you want to hear the real truth.

It`s what our troops are doing around the world that allows John Kerry the freedom of speech he has, and if he wants to use it to prove how big a dumb piece of crap he is, then I will proudly defend his right to do so!

And Gore or Kerry neither one could have kept us as safe as we are right now!

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Male 1,014
I voted for Nader in 2000, and Gore lost....(sob).
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Male 1,030
burlycow - you said it, not me.. GO KERRY!
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Female 426
Yeah definatly for Bush on things. Yay!
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Male 269
Overmann, i gotta hand it to you regarding the two parties, nader though, i think he`s well intended, just not sure about the rest of the prowess
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Male 144
just show`s...we really are scrapping the bottem of the barrel
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Female 250
[quote]On 11/4/2006 12:25:03 AM Dougg wrote: Just to clear things up, I believe the original joke that he "botched" was meant to be "you get *us* stuck in Iraq"- i.e. George Bush. Obviously he would never be stupid enough to make fun of soldiers. No, the joke wasn`t that good, but it wasn`t meant to be offensive either. Vote Colbert/Stewart `08![/quote]
Kerry was clearly pandoring to college students, he suggested the soldiers/marines in Iraq were not as smart as his audience. I do not think Kerry is as smart as our military in Iraq.
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Male 2,486
"i think both kerry and bush r idiots. we need a better selection when it comes to presidents!"

Why dont you go run then?

Oh wait, I forgot, they`re doing a better job than anyone here sitting on their ass bashing them on the internet could.

Grow up.

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Male 143
Just to clear things up, I believe the original joke that he "botched" was meant to be
"you get *us* stuck in Iraq"- i.e. George Bush. Obviously he would never be stupid enough to make fun of soldiers. No, the joke wasn`t that good, but it wasn`t meant to be offensive either.
Vote Colbert/Stewart `08!
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Male 994
Man oh Man where`s Clinton when you need him? 10 years of peace and good economy and now what

Idiot President who got us in a war based on poo

and John Kerry who really can`t say anything about the situation.

But really if John Kerry won hell let`s say Bush lost to Gore because Supreme Court recounted the votes, could we really be worse off now?

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Male 4
I really hope Kerry doesn`t speak again...preferably ever again. Hopefully he doesn`t screw up the democrats getting control of the house/senate so they can impeach (illegal wiretaps and all that jazz) Bush and get us out of Iraq finally. Though then Cheney steps up, thats no good. Hmm, hopefully in 2008 we have better candidates. Democrats will probably get screwed over again because the candidates will likely be a woman (Clinton) and a black guy (Obama). Nothing against them, just general discrimination in America.
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Male 528
Kerry is a fu(king idiot, id prefer Bush over him


yea i went ther

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Male 1,014
Contraves - Peace? Yeah right, my deployments to Haiti, Somalia, Kosovo, 2 deployments to Bosnia and getting deployed to Kuwait every year during the Clinton administration didn`t count at all.

No wars for eight years. We had a war with Iraq both before and after Clinton`s run. The economy was in a surplus, now we have a HUGE defecit. Sorry you signed up for the military and didn`t like it, and I as well as everyone appreciates it I`m sure, but life was better back then.

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Male 587
kerry and bush..wow i hated them both and i just didnt say anything when it came to voting
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Male 3
I`m not so sure that sign is a joke...
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Male 373
Bush is better, but they both suck

am I cool now?

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Female 68
Kerry f--ked up. Bad. But I do see what he meant by it insulting Bush, not the troops. He could have worded it MUCH better though.

Seriously he should shut up before he disgraces Democrats any more. Yet I must also say this:

Nice burn, guys. Lmfao.

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Female 963
lol
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Female 172
Friday, November 03, 2006 4:03:17 PM
Also, to be quite honest, I wish Clinton was still our president.

haha XD i didnt kno u were so fond of dying early

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Female 172
i love all the kerry bashing =)
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Female 1,596
That`s so cute, lol.
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Male 138
are you sure there from my state? :-(
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Female 690
What`s with politicians critisizing their opponents?
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Male 2,600
"I understand your argument on why it is bad to let the country get stuck with two political parties that get more extreme day by day, but voting for Nader does not solve the problem."

No, a single vote alone wouldn`t likely solve the problem, whether for Nader or other independent, but nothing is gained by voting for either a Republican or Democrat, which only acts to perpetuate the political rut in this country. If, say, enough votes for Nader were cast and he had secured a majority (both electorate and popular), we would have taken a major stride in a new direction.

I`m not going to allow social pressure influence the confidence or reasoning with which I cast my vote. I would feel better voting for an unlikely winner whom I support than voting within the same backwards political parties that polarize the nation and yield to the rich.

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Male 2,372
What an exceedingly ignorant "joke" from Kerry. I`m sure he meant it tongue in cheek, but geeze, "Get an education or you`ll end up in Iraq!"...c`mon.

I like the way the American Bush haters are so quick to let Kerry off the hook by saying,

1) He was misquoted/misinterpreted/etc.

or...

2) "Yeah? Well ChimpyMcHaliburtanHitlerBush is a (insert tired and bored accusation here.)

or...

3) Clinton was great (even though he didn`t have to (or want to) cope with a world stage like the one we have now.

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Male 97
Also, we were in war before Bush stepped in.
The only difference is Bush actually sent troops to Iraq, Clinton was just shooting million dollar missles at them.
He was,"wasting a million dollar missle to hit an empty tent and a camel"
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Male 97
Kerry is a doofus.
Bush is stupid.
I`d rather have somebody stupid than a doofus.
At least Bush has balls.
Kerry`s a complete moron
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Male 72
Overmann-

I understand your argument on why it is bad to let the country get stuck with two political parties that get more extreme day by day, but voting for Nader does not solve the problem.

P.S. I hope all of the liberal pansy idiots that have no idea what is going on get their head`s crushed by a semi.

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Male 361
lol very funny
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Female 60
haha this is hilarious..
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Male 227
wow both candidates are complete drat heads
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Female 26
nope i still love Kerry more then Bush. the troops blew it out of proportion and i don`t believe they had a right to
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Male 2,600
"ah its good to see Overmanns `radical neo-American` thought process return to the good pages of IAB lol"

If you`d like to deny that America is running itself into a rut by confining itself to only two political parties and therefore only "two" philosophies to solving problems, nawkshis, be my guest; I`ll hold you to it. The fact remains that both Republicans and Democrats utilize the same methods and are allowing no free thought, no original solutions to political and societal problems.

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Female 190
Also, to be quite honest, I wish Clinton was still our president.
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Female 190
I swear, our country is going down the drain. We`re screwed.
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Male 561
kerry shouldnt have said that but by the looks of it my kids will serve in iraq someday (i dont have kids)
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Male 80
lol
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Female 5
He oughta give up `trying` to tell jokes if that was suppose to be one. But I doubt it...
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Female 19
Conservative or liberal: You`ve gotta admit, that`s pretty funny.

I`ve never been so proud to be from Minnesota. :D

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Male 102
ah its good to see Overmanns "radical neo-American" thought process return to the good pages of IAB lol
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Male 4,014
Oh, and of the 11 Iraq war veterans running for public office this year, 10 are running as Democrats. They must hate America. Isn`t that right, GOPers?
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Male 4,014
And lastly, while Kerry too was privilaged, he VOLUNTEERED to goto `Nam, while Bush`s father landed him a stint guarding Texas from the Viet Cong.

Something wing-nuts hate to talk about is the fact that though the GOP loves to talk about how much they love the military, most leaders in the GOP ALL HAVE NEVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY, except Bush, but even there its doubtful he fulfilled all his Duties.

Cheney - Multiple Deferments.
Frist - Never served.
Hastert - Never served.
Blunt - Never served.
Santorum - Never served.
Allen - Rooted for `Nam, but never found the time to go there.
Rove - Never served.
Gingritch - Never served.

But boy howdy, those folks sure love sending other people to die for their just war. Don`t they?

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Female 32
I saw that yesterday. xD

If he hadn`t run for president, nobody would even give a crap about John Kerry.

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Male 4,014
I`ve got to say it, but isn`t it against military protocol for active duty soldiers to engage in politics? I mean, the military serves democrats and republicans equally. I don`t think active duty soldiers should engage in politics.

Plus, Kerry didn`t say they were dumb - the GOP said that Kerry said that they were dumb. But, because those soldiers seem to be republicans, they get this picture on the internet. Hmm, something is wrong with that.

Now, though Kerry wasn`t speaking to this, I have to say something that everyone in America knows but is too afraid to say because the GOP scream machine feeds on spin. It is a fact that the majority of enlisted soldiers come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds - the poor. Rich kids tend not to serve because $18,000 a year isn`t acceptable to them. Many of our officers join the military to pay for college. This isn`t a critique of the intelligence of our fighting men and women, its a demographic observation.

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Male 724
Lmao ... when people get bored they tend to do some funny stuff.

When the army gets bored... it does some of the best things ive ever seen!

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Male 731
lol, original :-P
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Female 600
Took me a second to remember what his joke was.
Funny.
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Male 2
bionicRod - yeah, those eight years of peace and economic prosperity under Clinton sure did suck alright.

Peace? Yeah right, my deployments to Haiti, Somalia, Kosovo, 2 deployments to Bosnia and getting deployed to Kuwait every year during the Clinton administration didn`t count at all.

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Male 1,263
lmao but i have a question... John Kerry made the comment on how people in the military are dumb...but he won 3 purple hearts...so he was in the military right? (sorry if i have my facts wrong) but if its true...then doesnt that make him dumb? idk just a thought but at least he is better then bush
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Female 33
Four more years!!
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Female 400
This is all blown out of proportion because of the midterm elections coming up Tuesday. This looks bad for the Dems but really worse for the GOP because it is bringing attention back to the Iraq war which isn`t something Republicans want to have attention on right before the elections. If you notice comments made on the war now by Bush and whoever its all like, `too hard to tell at the moment` because they don`t want to give any real answers since this could hurt them being a strong issue in these elections.

Now it sickens me that all Right wing radio is talking about is this Kerry joke which was yes, was not good one even if he said it right. Would a man who served in Vietnam say something like people in the military are dumb? No, especially because of how Vets got treated when they got back from there, he wouldn`t want to do that to people today. Even O`Reilly said, okay shut up, it was a botched joke, get over it, Kerry isn`t a comedian.

Republicans are taking cheap shots, sad

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Female 179
"i think we got lucky with bush. hes a wartime president and look at where we are now. i dont honestly think kerry couldve done what gw is doing now."

How is that lucky? The only reason we`re even at war is so the Bush administration can have an excuse to void every little piece of the constitution bit by bit.

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Male 46
Bush could piss himself in a press conference, mispronounce twenty words, make ten new ones and people still wouldn`t recognize anything unusual or out of the ordinary.

He`s like a redneck robot with bad circuitry.

Before anyone decides to attack this statement, keep in mind I`m not even suggesting Kerry would have been a good president nor am I supporting his defense simply because Bush is a child holding a gun. I just think his comment should have been criticized for about five minutes then dismissed. I love how dramatic and bored the general population is.

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Male 2,600
It`s a damn shame how Americans have it set into their minds there were only two candidates in the 2000 and 2004 elections. Don`t buy into the same underhanded, mud-slinging, corporate-money-yielding methods of the Republicans and Democrats; vote Nader or independent.
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Male 1,014
mikallang - yeah, those eight years of peace and economic prosperity under Clinton sure did suck alright. Ah, remember the good old days where the only thing we had to worry about was whether or not the President got his jollies off with Monica? I hate Bush, but don`t get me wrong, I was never a big fan of Kerry either. As Jay Leno once said, if God had wanted us to vote, he would`ve given us candidates.
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Male 46
Let me rephrase the joke for those of you Fox News loving Bush supporters.

"If you don`t get a good education, you`re f*cked."

Being stationed in Iraq = f*cked.

The joke wasn`t appropriate but not so much because it was in bad taste, but it was presented to millions of morons known as the general public. Kerry should know better than to say anything that could dangerously approach anti-patriotic with the giant swinging penis of America judging every statement. Saying he simply disagreed with the war would probably yield moderately similar results.

Also, despite the fact that EVERYTHING out of Bush`s mouth borders on retarded, this was the best they could get on Kerry to embarass him. I find this to be more of a compliment than anything. When a botched joke becomes the center of attention you know you don`t make a lot of mistakes otherwise.

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Male 2,057
John Kerry shouldnt have said it, it`s discriminatory to troops in Iraq, saying they`re stupid
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Male 1,406
Everyone`s an idiot, it`s just a matter of time before we end up causing a nuclear war or global warming. If we`re lucky, they`ll cancel each other out!
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Male 119
I think Bush and Kerry should marry each other. I don`t know why, but i think they really should.
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Male 610
i think we got lucky with bush. hes a wartime president and look at where we are now. i dont honestly think kerry couldve done what gw is doing now. i think he would cave....*ahem*clinton. not that i have anything(else) again clinton.
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Male 181
I love it that is so freakin funny

Kerry can go suck a big fatty

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Female 268
i think both kerry and bush r idiots. we need a better selection when it comes to presidents!
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Female 263
personally, from where i`m looking, they should both be shot... lol
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Male 269
tisk tisk, logic displaced when the tables are turned, finally the pendulum swings back a bit, hopefully the medium "spin doctors" don`t hold to their core values & start a biased campaign

the pic is hilarious, carry earned this medal of honor

burlycow, if you are in fact serving or have served, thank you!

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Male 17
Some truth to what Kerry said? Are your a complete drattard SammyFrank? I`m proud to serve my Nations combat team(even with my Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering) but I must be a complete dumb ass for going to Iraq.
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Male 1,225
"of the two, i prefer bush, although both are complete morons."

I find it amusing that I hear more and more of that for every election that happens.

Oh, and it wasn`t a misquote hydrotaoist. He botched a bad joke to begin with (although hearing it on NPR, I couldn`t tell there was supposed to be something else to it) and then said it was supposed to be aimed at Bush.

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Male 1,204
of the two, i prefer bush, although both are complete morons. the only thing bush does better is actually have a clue on wat his campaign will be.

also, don`t be a hater! vote for nader!

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Male 1,030
that`s funny.. but some truth to what Kerry said..
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Male 2,958
It`s funny because he was trying to make fun of bush. This whole thing just got blown out of proportion.
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Female 546
I honestly prefer Bush to Kerry, even though he makes more grammatical errors than my 8 year old cousin. He doesn`t kill innocent babies. And make fun of people.
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Male 11
Misquote and lie about what is said and everyone believes it. Even the US troops. Look at all the idiots above me who believe it too.
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Female 2,144
Haha. Kerry Is So Stoopid.
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Female 153
but seriously, of the two, Kerry and Bush, who was more of a moron? Kerry looks like Einstein in comparison.
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Female 963
lol
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Male 1,526
hehe, made me tolol
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Male 189
Dat whas funnie. Durrrr...
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Female 24
HAHAHAHAH thats soo funny
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Male 27
John Kerry is a F***ing moron
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Male 51
yup:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. troops showed their
displeasure -- and sense of humor -- regarding Sen.
John Kerry`s comments this week to a group of
California college students, whom he told to work
hard in school or they`d "get stuck in Iraq."
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Male 888
LOL this is real?
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Male 2,290
Hahaha
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Male 51
who voted for bush in the first place?
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Male 104
wth
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Male 842
Link: Help Us, John Kerry! [Rate Link] - Minnesota Guard troops seem a little touchy about Kerry`s botched joke.
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