Tuesday, October 31, 2006

What? Again?!

You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.

So sayeth Senator John Kerry.

And your grades at Yale, sir?

So should I end up in Iraq next time I deploy, I guess I can just go ahead and shred my BA, MA and J.D.?

UPDATE: I think I know why this story makes me so angry. See this.


Blogger MrsBlackSix said...

It is just sad, very sad and angers me to the very core!

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Kerry posts this tripe on his site - I am posting it here in the event it is removed by his smarter staff.

Statement of John Kerry Responding to Republican Distortions, Pathetic Tony Snow Diversions and Distractions

Washington – Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, assorted right wing nut-jobs, and right wing talk show hosts desperately distorting Kerry’s comments about President Bush to divert attention from their disastrous record:

“If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. I’m sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did.

I’m not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq. It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have.

The people who owe our troops an apology are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it. These Republicans are afraid to debate veterans who live and breathe the concerns of our troops, not the empty slogans of an Administration that sent our brave troops to war without body armor.

Bottom line, these Republicans want to debate straw men because they’re afraid to debate real men. And this time it won’t work because we’re going to stay in their face with the truth and deny them even a sliver of light for their distortions. No Democrat will be bullied by an administration that has a cut and run policy in Afghanistan and a stand still and lose strategy in Iraq.”

Mr. Kerry has proven himself over and over again a weak internationalist with no stomach for confrontation and no wits for debate. I hope every right thinking candidate rebroadcasts this sound bite and distances themselves from this self-imploding ignoramus.

2:22 PM  
Blogger lucas m said...

I saw that picture of the Bagram classroom....Makes my Inferential Statistics class look like fun...Well, not fun, but at least there's no one in downtown Tempe lobbing rockets at me in the Computing Commons....

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Pixie said...

Okay... that even ticked ME off; it's hard to piss off a pixie. Just sayin'.

LOVE the photo and comment of your class Major John. Excellent.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Nikolay said...

John Kerry is a moron, there's no doubt about that, but it's quite obvious that he in fact didn't want to say "only uneducated go to Iraq". First of all, he said "if you don't study well, you get stuck in Iraq", which in the troop-bashing context would mean "all the young uneducated people go to Iraq", which makes no sense at all, since there's no draft.
His non-apology was the real offense, but all those letters from offended troops make no sense, since he already declared he thinks that US troops are the brightest etc.

6:24 AM  
Blogger DonSurber said...

You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck as the Democratic Party presidential nominee.

6:28 AM  
Blogger SgtHook said...

He's a smart one that Mr. Kerry.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Maggie45 said...

Major, thank you, and all your brothers and sisters in all our services for all that you do for our country. Kerry and his ilk just make me sick, and this latest just confirms to me that I made the right decision to leave the "democratic" party this past election. I was a registered democrat(I can't even bring myself to capitalize the word)from the age of 21 to 59. Ok, so he claims he got his words mixed up..so then you apologize, you don't go on the attack. Sickening.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Major John said...


I put it more into the "Freudian slip" category than anything. His outlook is firmly rooted in the 1968-1971 timeframe. He has a long legacy of denouncing the US Armed Forces, then shielding himself with his own service. What he had was one of those moments where he lapsed into his old "draft" days default mode. My $.02 anyway.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nickolay has hit the nail on the head. Mr. Kerry still has a draft era mindset.

8:21 AM  
Blogger JorgXMcKie said...

We have a technical term where I come from for those such as Sen Kerry. The term is "Horse's Ass."

8:44 AM  
Blogger Inner Prop said...

Hmm. On Savage last night (take that with as much salt as you like) he said that he found a report that 98% of service members are HS grads as opposed to 75% of the general population.

There is no draft and no "go to college as a way to get out of war" system in place. In fact I would hazzard a guess that very many service members are using their service as a means to go to college.

"Cut in run policy" in Afghanistan? Seems to me that while we were there the numbers of US troops in Afghanistan was increasing and I think it still is.

Conclusion: Wrong, wrong wrong.

What was his point anyway? Stay in school? The administration is sending stupid/uneducated people to die? Vote for my party and we'll send smart people to die?

Oh, no, I get it: vote for my party and you can stay home and die.

11:29 AM  
Blogger DRJ said...

John Kerry proves once again that his instincts are pathetically off-base. Even if he "botched the joke" it's ridiculous to keep digging the hole deeper as he has done in his further statements.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Rob B. said...

Howard Dean is going to really have to pull out all of the stops to one up Kerry's comment. Howerver, I have no doubt that he can retain his title as "liberal firebrand" with a little hard work and some dedicated moonbattery.

BTW, I was actually licking my chops as I cruised over here to see how you would slap this down. Kudos to you, Sir. Now, I think I'll head over to the intellectual buffet line at BlackFive and see what they serve up.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous catnip said...

With all the leaks about intelligence gathering coming out of the government, it's too bad someone doesn't slip certified copies of Kerry's discharge documents out of the military archives for public examination.

1:08 PM  
Blogger sonicfrog said...

"You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck _____________________."

I'm holding a Fill-In-The-Blank contest on my blog. Anyone want to play?

1:50 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

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2:19 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...




That's all I can say!

2:22 PM  

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