August 25, 2004

MORE KERRY FLIPPAGE

Ralph Peters is no fan of George W. Bush:

The truth is that I'm appalled by Bush's domestic policies. I believe that the Cheney-Halliburton connection stinks to high heaven. And I'm convinced that Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld & Co. have done colossal damage to our military and to our foreign policy.

But don't get him started on John Kerry:

John Kerry lied. Without remorse. To advance his budding political career. He tarnished the reputation of his comrades when the military was out of vogue.

Now, three decades later, camouflage is back in the fall fashion line-up. Suddenly, Kerry's proud of his service, portraying himself as a war hero.

But it doesn't work that way. You can't trash those who served in front of Congress and the American people, spend your senatorial career voting against our nation's security interests, then expect vets to love you when you abruptly change your tune.

Kerry's tune-changing is now so constant as to be the theme of his campaign. Now the Kerryites are apparently conceding that their man's first Purple Heart may have resulted from an accidental self-inflicted injury:

Kerry received a Purple Heart for wounds suffered on December 2, 1968. But in Kerry's own journal written nine days later, he writes he and his crew, quote, "hadn't been shot at yet," unquote. Kerry's campaign has said it is possible this first Purple Heart was awarded for an unintentional self-inflicted wound.

If so, Chris Matthews should offer an apology to Michelle Malkin.

UPDATE. Mark Steyn:

Pat Oliphant, who appears in the Washington Post and many other newspapers, offered a cartoon showing the Swiftees as Bush-backing deadbeats sitting round a bar bitching: "I never seen Kerry do nothing hee-roic," says one loser. "Damn right," says another. "You and me was right there in latrine maintenance. We orta know."

The redneck spelling's a nice touch, ain't it? I wonder which of the anti-Kerry campaign's 254 Swift vets, including 17 of Lieutenant Kerry's 23 fellow officers, Oliphant thinks were in latrine maintenance. Maybe he's got in mind fellows like Paul Galanti, who appears in the latest anti-Kerry ad and whose plane went down over North Vietnam in 1966. He was held in the "Hanoi Hilton" Viet Cong POW camp until 1973. That's seven years getting tortured by the gooks, only to be mocked by some lame-o cartoonist as a redneck latrine operator.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 25, 2004 10:18 AM
Comments

Said apology should also allow Malkin one free kick to Matthews' plums - just to check that he has some.

The man is a waste of carbon.

Posted by: fidens at August 25, 2004 at 10:31 AM

"And I'm convinced that Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld & Co. have done colossal damage to our military and to our foreign policy."

Remember before evil rummy ruined America when the whole world loved us (America)?

Me neither.

Posted by: josh at August 25, 2004 at 10:38 AM

Yeah, remember when Rumsfeld cut the defense budget during the 1990s, damaging our defense structure?

Oh, wait...

Posted by: Big Dog at August 25, 2004 at 11:37 AM

I would love to accompany Michele to said plum kicking to hold him for her. That prick trying for the kill, the soundbite, when he was dead in the water the whole time to anyone who actually bothers to inform themselves. Chris Matthews, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin et al in a circle jerk. Footage on Democratic Underground. Robert McLelland as fluffer.

Posted by: colin at August 25, 2004 at 11:57 AM

Plums? Maybe desiccated plums (a/k/a raisins).

Posted by: Melissa at August 25, 2004 at 12:08 PM

Look, I enjoy the hell out of Tim Blair's site, but Malkin is the most nasty, evil, and stupid-ass bitch in the world.

Posted by: jeff at August 25, 2004 at 12:12 PM

Don't hold back, Jeff. We can help you work through your feelings if you just tell us more.

Posted by: c at August 25, 2004 at 12:23 PM

"Kerry's campaign has said it is possible this first Purple Heart was awarded for an unintentional self-inflicted wound."

Kerry's campaign says that it's "possible". What, they can't just ask him?

Or maybe they did, and it's just that this particular purple heart isn't seared into his memory.

Posted by: Andrew D. at August 25, 2004 at 12:35 PM

So, so far, none of the Swift Boat Vets accusations have been refuted, although in several cases there's a he-said/he-said contradiction in eyewittnes testimony.

At the same time, Kerry's campaign has confirmed two-and-a-half of the charges: he wasn't in Cambodia for Christmas, he wasn't in command of the boat when one of the men was wounded, and he may have gotten a Purple Heart for a self-inflicted injury.

Call me crazy, but such a track record seems to indicate they might be on to something.

Posted by: Warmongering Lunatic at August 25, 2004 at 12:43 PM

Melissa, that would be prunes. Raisins, of course, are dried out grapes.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell at August 25, 2004 at 01:34 PM

Jeff: How could you say this about Malkin while Hillary lives?

Posted by: ossian at August 25, 2004 at 02:03 PM

'K, 40 years ago Kerry pledged to the Skulls that he would forfeit the 2004 election to ensure his daughters are made dutchesses of the American Empire.

Posted by: aaron at August 25, 2004 at 02:22 PM

"Kerry's campaign has said it is possible this first Purple Heart was awarded for an unintentional self-inflicted wound."
He's not sure how he get an extra hole in his arse.
And this jerk wants to be leader of the free world!!!

Posted by: slatts at August 25, 2004 at 02:41 PM

And people wonder why we still need Ann Coulter...

Posted by: geezer at August 25, 2004 at 02:58 PM

"Remember before evil rummy ruined America when the whole world loved us (America)?
Me neither."

Me neither too.

(Sorry for poor sentence.)


Posted by: Chris Josephson at August 25, 2004 at 04:00 PM

"Remember before evil rummy ruined America when the whole world loved us (America)?
Me neither."

Nor I.

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The Internet Dessicated Grammar Expert

ps Matthews ought to owe Malkin an apology for the spittle anyhow.

Posted by: Ed Minchau at August 25, 2004 at 04:09 PM

I'd imagine Chris' phlegm would fetch some good dough on eBay if a stong enough, Alien-proof container could be found.

Hey, they found a way to boradcast James Carville's face without inducing epileptic fits... anything's possible!

Posted by: geezer at August 25, 2004 at 04:24 PM

Kerry's tune-changing is now so constant as to be the theme of his campaign. Yet itís an old standard, too, worth another listen (I hope).

What would you say if I altered my tune?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Bring it on, bro, do you know who I am?
Call it off, Iím John Fín Kerry.

Ohh I get by with a little slack for my French,
Yeah, I get by the way I served in Viet-ahem!
Going to try with a toss of medals on my chest.

* * * *!* * * *!* * * *!* * * * * * * *

What do I do when Chirac is away?
(Does it worry you to be alone?)
How do I feel when peasants get in my way?
(Are you sad because youíre not with Kim Jong?)
No, I get by with a little drift to the left.

(Do you feel fonda Janey?)
I need Jane Fonda to love.
(Could it be Kho-o-meini?)
I want Khomeini to love.

(Do you believe in unilateral might?)
Yes, when it happens during Clintonís time.
(Iíll ask you again, are you sure that itís right?)
Well, on seventh thought I changed my mind.
Mmmm, I get by with a little sheen from the press

(Do you need any funding?)
I just need someone to love,
(Could it be any funding?)
I want some Soros to love.

Oh, I get by with a little dough from my wench,
Yes I get by with a little pass from the press,
Yes I get by with a little love from the French
With a little love from the Fre-e-e-e-e-e-ennchh!

With apologies to Dorkafork & his earlier version cannibalized by me.

Posted by: ForNow at August 25, 2004 at 05:28 PM

Michelle Malkin is the only one in the USA who really 'gets' it, who knows what's what we're dealing with

and that's because, unlike the patronising Bobos ('Bourgeois Bohemians') of the anglosphere, she sees it from the other side.

If anglos really knew how the 'others' see them, they would become totally paranoid.

Posted by: Om at August 25, 2004 at 05:51 PM

"Look, I enjoy the hell out of Tim Blair's site, but Malkin is the most nasty, evil, and stupid-ass bitch in the world."

Wimmin are supposed to be demure and nice and bring pie. Back in the kitchen, wimmin!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 25, 2004 at 08:03 PM

It is little wonder that Pat Oliphant supports Kerry, they both despise veterns.

Posted by: perfectsense at August 25, 2004 at 08:11 PM

"That's seven years getting tortured by the gooks, only to be mocked by some lame-o cartoonist as a redneck latrine operator."

By writing "gooks" and "lame-o", Steyn is revealed as a "redneck latrine operator" himself. Pity.

Posted by: Peter Ness at August 25, 2004 at 11:29 PM

"That's seven years getting tortured by the gooks, only to be mocked by some lame-o cartoonist as a redneck latrine operator."

By writing "gooks" and "lame-o", Steyn is revealed as a "redneck latrine operator" himself. Pity.

Posted by: Peter Ness at August 25, 2004 at 11:29 PM

"That's seven years getting tortured by the gooks, only to be mocked by some lame-o cartoonist as a redneck latrine operator."

By writing "gooks" and "lame-o", Steyn is a "redneck latrine operator" himself. Pity.

Posted by: Peter Ness at August 25, 2004 at 11:34 PM

By saying this, Peter, you perhaps show a lack of awareness of Steyn's irony:

I took it that Steyn is mocking the cartoonist, parodying and exaggerating his attempt at colloquial idiom, throwing it right back at him.

Rather typical for PC Police to lack such awareness.

Posted by: Om at August 25, 2004 at 11:58 PM

Hey I just read Michelle Malkin's blog again and I want to add to what I said earlier:

the woman is not only able to see and say things that others don't dare,

she is also a brilliant and strong mind,

in fact she's a genius!

Political correctness will drag us into deeper and deeper trouble,

clear thinking like Ms Malkin's is the necessary antidote - avoid it at your peril!

Posted by: Om at August 26, 2004 at 12:15 AM

"By saying this, Peter, you perhaps show a lack of awareness of Steyn's irony..."

And by saying it three times, it shows Peter also lacks patience. Click only once, Peter. It will eventually show up on the page.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 26, 2004 at 12:28 AM

Peter Ness said:

"That's seven years getting tortured by the gooks, only to be mocked by some lame-o cartoonist as a redneck latrine operator."

By writing "gooks" and "lame-o", Steyn is revealed as a "redneck latrine operator" himself. Pity.

Peter.....Om has a good response. But I want to point out that your reaction to the use of a few words used in an ironic, as opposed to the disrepect offered by Oliphant to the veterans (including John Kerry -- he did serve in Vietnam), clearly demonstrates that you are a thoughtless jerk.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at August 26, 2004 at 12:30 AM

Enjoyed the song, ForNow.

Demurely offers pie.

Posted by: Rebecca at August 26, 2004 at 01:33 AM

And having thought about the matter, I must add that Oliphant is a thoughtless jerk as well.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at August 26, 2004 at 01:42 AM

I want a pet like VC the flying dog. Like Kerry had in Vietnam.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=12299_Now_Its_Getting_Really_Weird

Posted by: MOik at August 26, 2004 at 06:19 PM

"If anglos really knew how the 'others' see them, they would become totally paranoid."

Oh, plenty of us are well aware of this, I assure you. Other than a fair number of the Aussies and some of the British, we know we're on our own.


"Wimmin are supposed to be demure and nice and bring pie."

Damn, that's funny. But Michelle Malkin can bring me pie anyday, giggety-giggety.

Posted by: Percy Dovetonsils at August 27, 2004 at 01:45 AM

Wimmin are also supposed to whomp up biskets with supper.

Posted by: zzx375 at August 27, 2004 at 06:43 AM

Mmm, pie. Thank you, Rebecca!

Tries to restrain self & behave gentleman-like. Have forgotten to eat dinner, again.

Posted by: ForNow at August 27, 2004 at 02:11 PM