March 24, 2004

'NAM VET REBUILDS LIFE

You know those homeless Vietnam veterans youíre always reading about? John Kerry isnít one of them.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 24, 2004 12:07 PM
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Trautman: Then what is it that you want John?

Kerrbo: I want, what they want, and every other guy, who's came over here, spilt his guts, gave everything he had, ONCE, for our country to love us, as much as we, Love...IT. That's what I want.

Trautman: How will you live John?

Kerrbo: Day by day, in one of several mansions, paid for by my wife...

Posted by: fidens at March 24, 2004 at 01:32 PM

I can't confirm because I don't have time to do a proper search, but the local VWRC/RWDB radio station had an interesting story about Kerry's house-zilla in Idaho:

Seems he and the missus spent a few hundred thou on landscaping the property, then realized they didn't have enough water to keep the greenery going. A trip to the local government officials resulted in the taxpayers funding the diversion of a nearby river, so that there was water aplenty for the plants. In a completely unrelated story, there was also an odd spike in the campaign funds available to local reelection campaigns.

Posted by: Ken Summers at March 24, 2004 at 11:51 PM

Make up your minds, idiots. Is it the American way to acquire as much wealth as possible or not?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at March 25, 2004 at 05:45 AM

Miranda, I have no problem with people acquiring wealth. Maybe some day Kerry will acquire some himself rather than marrying rich broads and sticking taxpayers with his water bill (while claiming to speak for the "little guy").

Meanwhile, it is rude to call people names, asshole.

Posted by: Ken Summers at March 25, 2004 at 05:53 AM

Fidens--

Awesome! I laughed out loud. I've taken to calling Kerry 'Rambo' in front of my Liberal Democrat friends but they don't 'get' the reference.

It ain't for his heroism (fair play to him for that). It's that chip-on-the-shoulder attitude embodied by every post-Vietnam flick from "Billy Jack" to "Walking Tall" to "Rambo" to "Missing In Action". Hopefully, someday, some serious film scholar will write about the zeitgeist of 1970's and '80's genre films that both noted and fed that simmering rage.

If Kerry hadn't latched on to rich broads with beaucoup bucks, he'd be muttering over cheap beer in a trailer home while cleaning his gun.

Posted by: JDB at March 25, 2004 at 10:53 AM

Hey, before I offend any Vietnam vets, I honestly am not slagging you men or women. I salute you. I just honestly don't think MANY Hollywood films of that period accurately portrayed what it was to have served or what it was to come home.

I do think Kerry buys into the "vet as victim" sold buy Liberal Hollywood to further their anti-war agenda.

Again, thanks to any US, Aussie, or South Vietnamese vets reading this.

Posted by: JDB at March 25, 2004 at 11:11 AM

Miranda: sure, but lying about it or otherwise being an asshole about it isn't. Not that you would understand what "not being an asshole" means.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at March 25, 2004 at 11:12 AM

Kerry doesn't buy into the 'vets as victims' nonsense. He helped start it as a sub meme of his drug-crazed, baby-killers VVAW rant. Kerry, with help and support from media and entertainment outlets made a lot of citizens a bit tentative in dealing with Vietnam vets. This extended into making it hard to find work, homes, relationships, etc. Some vets did turn to drugs and it became a self fulfilling prophecy. However, it was never as pervasive as Kerry and the media made it seem.

Posted by: Billy Hank at March 26, 2004 at 07:15 AM

Sorry, I got it wrong again!!!! Silly me! Marrying into money, being born into it, lying to get it and being an "asshole" to keep it is, apparently, NOT the American way to get rich and stay that way.

How is it that I and billions like me can continue to misconstrue that wise, altruistic, generous, peace-loving people, the Americans? We must all have rocks in our heads.

Maybe we're all just envious. Yeah, that's it. Envy. The rest of the world is the Axis of Envy. Ok, you can fire at will now!

Posted by: Miranda Divide at March 26, 2004 at 10:03 AM