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Well, not you in particular. But for those who emailed and asked how I feel about the whole Swiftboat thing: See here. I've got a linkfest coming up later this afternoon. If you've got a link you want to whore, now's the time. (when I say later this afternoon, I mean closer to dinner time. EST)

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[UPDATE] This post is being officially link-whored even as we speak, er, type, er, whatever...Michele flusters me so. I've been hearing a lot of crap about Bush's new attack ad with Swift Boat veterans (I've heard the audio, haven't seen... [Read More]

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Official link whoring here.

Allah gets it.

Oooo, blog pimps!

OK, Michele, and this one is right up your alley. Protesting at the RNC

I'm not a whore, but I am a pussy

I'm whoring my whole page, baby!

Link whoring away with the Kerry campaigning using Chaplains killed on 9/11 to buy votes.

Here I am surrounded by whores, and so little to offer. But I can go to the archives for something timely.

Link Me!

http://www.livejournal.com/users/dark2_knight/

I'm not link whoring. I always stand at this corner and wait for my ride.

Link whoring!

Decadent bourgeois pastime. Have them shot.

One Nixonian dirty tricks squad served cold.

How well all of these men knew John Kerry is questionable, and discrepancies between how some of them described Kerry thirty-five years ago and how they describe him today suggest that their opinions are largely based upon political differences rather than objective assessments of Kerry's military record. For example, Rear Admiral Roy Hoffman is quoted above, yet the Los Angeles Times reported: . . . Hoffman and Kerry had few direct dealings in Vietnam. A Los Angeles Times examination of Navy archives found that Hoffman praised Kerry's performance in cabled messages after several river skirmishes.

Here's a real criticism of some Vietnam claims: Clinton, Edwards misstating Kerry's reason for choosing swift boats.

I also would like to say that Allah could have quoted a little farther on McCain:

McCain said that's all in the past to him, but he's speaking out against the anti-Kerry ad because "it reopens all the old wounds of the Vietnam War, which I spent the last 35 years trying to heal." [Allah stops quoting] "I deplore this kind of politics," McCain said. "I think the ad is dishonest and dishonorable. As it is, none of these individuals served on the boat (Kerry) commanded. Many of his crew have testified to his courage under fire. I think John Kerry served honorably in Vietnam. I think George Bush served honorably in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War."

Man, I wish that "grudge-bearing, media-friendly 'maverick' conservatives" like that were in charge of this country right now. Don't blame me, I voted for him :).

Bush is a fascist
(woof, woof, woof, woof)
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Bush is a fascist (woof, woof, woof, woof)
Bush is a fascist (woof, woof, woof, woof)

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When the party was nice, the party was jumpin' (Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo)
And everybody havin' a ball (Hah, ho, Yippie Yi Yo)
I tell the fellas "start the name callin'" (Yippie Yi Yo)
And Chomsky report to the call
Bush and Halliburton oppressed minorities

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I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
She really want to skip town
Get back off me, beast off me
Get back you FoxNews infested monger

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Tell the dummy "Hey Man, It's part of the Party!" {Yippie Yi, Yo}
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GOP runs out now

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Me and My multiracial short shorts
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I'm figurin' that's why they call me faithful
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When they see me they doah-ooooo(howl)

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I'd whore my link, but I'm afraid no one would pay.

The comments of DownWithChimpy2004 and other similar commenters read like a right-wing satire of the left. Unfortunately, I fear they are the product of a left-wing spam program, and I find it telling that I have difficulty distinguishing between the two possiblities.

I've never done this before...really!

Link it!

http://www.bethmauldin.com/archives/2004_08.html#001125

My take on the Missouri vote on gay marriage.

I'll hike up my skirt a bit!

Today's short story from my backyard.

Soli -- I also should have quoted the part where McCain explained how Kerry made his heroism in Vietnam fair game by basing his entire candidacy on it and referring to it at every possible opportunity.

McCain having said no such thing, I failed to excerpt it.

Kerry, supreme defender of freedom of speech, has now "prememptively" threatened to sue TV stations that air these guy's ads.

http://instapundit.com/archives/017019.php

I'm not sure how to deal with such mud but threateniong to sue when you scream about a chill wind is just plain stupid. It walks right into the whole flip-flop meme. Someone tell me again how Kerry is actually smarter than Bush?

Whoring away!!The Nudnik File

Michelle:

Here's a story that's barely getting local, much less national coverage: More anti-Semitism in San Francisco.
For some reason, the leftiest place in America just isn't very Jew-friendly these days.

Hey, have you tried linking to www.rightwingduck.blog-city.com? That is one of the best sights ever in the history of humanity! Funny stuff.

Ryan, that is completely unfair. I agree with criticism of Kerry or McCain, if they are complaining about Bush injecting Vietnam into the campaign. (Puh-leeze. I'm a Kerry supporter and I'm darn sick of his "I was a war hero" act.) However, if these bozos are lying about Kerry's record or the facts--none of them actually served on Kerry's boat and the ones that did support Kerry--then that's not free speech. That's slander and libel. Of course he should sue.

"none of them actually served on Kerry's boat"

They commanded the other boats in his squadron. They worked with Kerry on a daily basis, since swift boats don't operate alone.

Kerry dragged them into this by using their picture as a campaign prop, insinuating that they supported him. 12 of them asked him to stop using the picture, and he didn't.

I gave supported McCain last primary. This time I'm giving some cash to the swift boat commanders:

https://coral.he.net/~swiftvet/swift/ccdonation.php?op=donate&site=SwiftVets

Hah! Kerry's campaign is threatening to sue TV stations which run the ad! Talk about dopes, this virtually guarantees it will get played everywhere as a news item--no cost to the Swiftees.

Hah! I laugh at your link whoring! My link is a professional paid companion, and most of you could NEVER afford her.

"Ryan, that is completely unfair."

How so?

"I agree with criticism of Kerry or McCain, if they are complaining about Bush injecting Vietnam into the campaign."

Huh? What did you mean here?

"However, if these bozos are lying about Kerry's record or the facts--none of them actually served on Kerry's boat and the ones that did support Kerry--then that's not free speech."

They served in his unit. Does not serving on his boat disqualify them form saying anything? I would agree that a criticism of them would be that they weren't on his boat. That's called fighting speech with more speech, not threatening legal action as a means of strangling speech in the cradle.

It also appears they are stating their opinion and what they saw.

Watch the video: http://humaneventsonline.com.edgesuite.net/unfit_video_wmv.html

"That's slander and libel."

How?

"Of course he should sue."

He's not doing that. His lawyers are threatening suit before the material even airs. That's some bullshit censorship if I ever saw it.

"They commanded the other boats in his squadron. They worked with Kerry on a daily basis, since swift boats don't operate alone."

No way man....PBRs travel alone and up river, sometimes all the way into Cambodia. Man, I want some mangos. A quick word of advice "never get off the boat"

swift boats are PCFs, not PBRs. PBRs are a lot smaller and use jacuzzi-jets instead of screws, so they can go a lot further up river. I've done a little work on them in peacetime.

It strikes me that we could save an awful lot of time, energy and innocent electrons if we condensed all this froth down to "I hate John Kerry's guts" or "I hate George Bush's guts" and left it at that. In today's climate, anybody who doesn't see one of these guys as demon-spawn and the other as a saint feels like friggin' Switzerland...

Couple quick points for the pro-swiftees crowd:

1) As of now, Bush's spokesman has said that the Bush campaign does not question that Kerry served honorably. Instead of wasting time here, you need to flood the administration wiith letters and get Bush to say that he stands behind these ads. Otherwise, it seems like he's afraid to take a stand on this important issue.

2) If Kerry "lied" to get his medals, the military needs to investigate. This is a serious matter, and should be looked into. I suggest you write them letters and ask them to launch a formal inquiry into what REALLY happened that day. If Kerry and his crewmates ALL lied in order to get medals for Kerry, that's something the American people need to know. Sure, the facts were looked into at the time, and were written into Kerry's service record by his superiors...but with allegations this serious, we can't be certain that his superiors weren't in on the fraud, too. I hope you'll write everyone involved, and make your feelings known. We deserve the truth, after all.

Kerry wrought shame upon America.

Otherwise, it seems like he's afraid to take a stand on this important issue.
Poor choice of words. It doesn't strike me as a "fear" of taking a stand on the issue; it looks to me like he's taken his stance, which is that Kerry has served honorably.
If Kerry "lied" to get his medals, the military needs to investigate. This is a serious matter, and should be looked into. I suggest you write them letters and ask them to launch a formal inquiry into what REALLY happened that day.

Because you think if a bunch of people wrote the pentagon military they'd investigate?

To get an investigation would probably need some pressure on Congress but somehow I doubt they will push for any sort of investigation on this.

You are heeding your own advice, right?