Read My Mind

October 31, 2006

Not My Words! ~~Senator John Kerry to America

This is what Senator Kerry said speaking to college students: “You know, education: If you make the most of it. You study hard. you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you …, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

Now Kerry claims that he was making a joke about President Bush being “dumb” and “lazy” and not speaking of the troops “stuck in Iraq.” He didn’t need to mention the President by name, as everyone knows that when Kerry speaks of someone as “uneducated”, “lazy” and “stuck in Iraq”, he is always referring to the President. His acolytes are saying that we need to read Kerry’s mind, not his words. It is an especially interesting feat in mind-reading, considering that both George W. Bush and John Kerry attended the same prestigious Yale University, where Bush earned a higher grade point average than John Kerry. In addition, Senator Kerry voted to support the War in Iraq. So what was the joke?

Stay tune. After the Democrats realize that they have been swift-boated by their chosen standard bearer, expect John Kerry to claim that he has no need to apologize because “the devil made him do it.” Yes, it was a diabolical October surprise schemed up by evil genius Karl Rove.


Kerry to Troops – You’re Dumb

October 31, 2006

John Kerry To Troops In Iraq: You’re Dumb and Lazy. And “Hell NO” I Will Not Apologize!

The man who would be Commander In Chief of the United States Armed Forces, if the American electorate had picked the Democrats’ candidate for President two years ago, has, once again, belittled the soldiers serving in Iraq. “Because you were lazy and stupid in school, you are now in Iraq. Oh, by the way, ‘thank you for your service’ and ‘we support the troops.’ Vote for us at the polls so we can bring your dumb a**** home”. ~~Your Loving Friends, John Kerry and the Dems

Listen to the actual words of the Democrats’ pick, John Kerry as he tells American troops and their families, that because they did not study hard and do well in school, they are now in Iraq: John Kerry To The Troops in Iraq:

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

Senator John Kerry Belittles US Troops

While in Indianapolis Senator John McCain said that fellow Senator John Kerry needs to apologize for his remarks on Monday. “The suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in Iraq is an insult to every soldier serving in combat today,” McCain said. (WISH-TV, Indianapolis)

Kerfuffles asks, how in the world did Karl Rove orchestrate this “October Surprise”?


Memorial to Draft-dodgers

October 30, 2006

Where? Where else – Canada!

Last year when I was researching Canada’s role during the Vietnam War and learning about that nation’s refusal to honor at official Remembrance Day ceremonies her own Canadian citizens who served in combat during the Vietnam War, I was shocked to find these enlightening news stories. Fortunately for Canadians, America’s veterans came to the rescue and put a stop to the insanity, once again saving Canada from herself. I made the following post at “Blatherings”, 10 February 2005, and I repeat it here on the eve of Canada’s Remembrance Day 2006.

Canadian Vietnam Draft-dodger Memorial

Canada’s new memorial will honor the ‘courageous legacy of Vietnam War resisters.’ Canadians have a quaint definition of courage – burn your draft card, slink across the border and then take a job in Canada’s booming Vietnam economy, manufacturing munitions and Agent Orange to be used in Viet Nam. No wonder they are screaming bloody murder at Ann Coulter for reminding them of their “true” role in Vietnam. I thought this was a hoax, but sadly, it is not.

According to news reports, Canada is planning to build a Canadian Vietnam Draft-dodger Memorial. The dedication of the bronze statue honoring draft-dodgers is planned for July 2006 in Nelson, British Columbia, about 140 miles north of Spokane, Washington.

Draft-dodger memorial to be built in British Columbia
Last Updated Wed, 08 Sep 2004 11:27:18 EDT

CBC News
NELSON, B.C. – B.C. activists plan to erect a bronze sculpture honouring draft dodgers, four decades after Americans opposed to the Vietnam War sought refuge in Canada.

The memorial, created by artists in Nelson, B.C., ties into a two-day celebration planned for July 2006 that pays tribute to as many as 125,000 Americans who fled to Canada between 1964 and 1977.

“This will mark the courageous legacy of Vietnam War resisters and the Canadians who helped them resettle in this country during that tumultuous era,” Isaac Romano, the director of the Our Way Home festival told a news conference in Nelson Tuesday.

The event will honour people who came to Canada and resisted war efforts, from burning their draft cards during the Vietnam War to leaving the army to protest the war in Iraq, Romano said.

Seeking Sanctuary (CBC link no longer operative)

Draft-dodger Memorial Angers VFW
Hey guys, chill out. Canada will go down in history as the only country ever to commemorate the “courageous legacy” of draft-dodgers and deserters. A first!

Meet Courageous Draft Dodgers

George Bush Saves Canada From Herself

Draft-dodgers and Deserters Reunion 2007


Comparing Wartime Presidents

October 28, 2006

George Bush: He’s no Abraham Lincoln!

On October 23, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C. for all military-related cases, even though Article I of the United States Constitution forbid it. “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.” Lincoln claimed his actions were taken in response to riots and local militias. However the United States Circuit Court ruled against the wartime President. What did Abraham Lincoln do? He ignored the ruling of the Court against his order.

Fearing the succession from the Union of Maryland, President Lincoln established de facto martial law in 1861, suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus and occupying the city of Baltimore with Federal troops. Fort McHenry became known as Baltimore’s Bastille because of the large number of legislators, civic leaders and Southern sympathizers imprisoned within. To prevent rebellion from the city, the “big guns” of the huge fort were turned around to point at the Baltimoreans.

OR IS HE?

When Abraham Lincoln’s time for reelection arrived in 1864, most political pundits were convinced that he would lose. The country was war weary and the Democratic Party’s nominee, George McClellan, was likely to negotiate a peace treaty with the Confederacy if elected. Lincoln’s own Republican Party had doubts about his chances too.

Late in the election season the outlook had become so bleak that Thurlow Weed wrote William H. Seward, “Ten or eleven days since, I told Mr Lincoln that his re-election was an impossibity…. The People are wild for Peace. They are told that the President will only listen to terms of Peace on condition Slavery be ‘abandoned.’

WHO’s A HARDHEAD?

Abraham Lincoln demanded that slavery be ‘abandoned’? What a HARDHEAD! Yes, perhaps George W. Bush is an Abraham Lincoln, after all.

Ten Reasons why Abraham Lincoln should not be elected President of the United States a second term.


Dog Sledding in Canada

October 28, 2006

Tucker Carlson Explains Canadians’ Preoccupation With Dog Sledding

Is it true as Tucker Carlson claims, that there’s a whole lot of dog sledding going on in Canada …. and not much else?

(VIDEO of Tucker Carlson and Ann Coulter on Canada)

If you are weary of Ann Coulter, skip the first part which feature clips from her (although they’re funny) and go to “2:10″ for Tucker Carlson’s interview with a Canadian government official.

Has anyone else noticed an interesting factoid about the American/Canadian border? Although Canadians generally exhibit disdain for America and Americans, the majority of them prefer to live as close to the American border as they can. In contrast, Americans, most of whom don’t even know that Canada is on the same continent as the United States, tend to live as far away from the Canadian border as they possibly can.

More Tucker Carlson Video: Are Canadians Mentally Retarded?


Captain Potty Mouth

October 27, 2006

Has Crashed and Burned? That is what “American Daughter” is writing about James Webb’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Those steamy novels that the former Republican wrote during the long hazy summer days of Virginia, have come back to bite him. One wonders how well the Democrats vetted their candidate, as Virginians are a culturally conservative people who just do not cotton to incest, pedophilia, and titillating porn in the writings of their elected officials. This is a ‘family values’ state; James Webb is probably toast.

American Daughter asks about the two major supporters of James Webb’s campaign, John Kerry and former Virginia Governor Mark Warner:

  • Did they have such poor judgment that they believed they could palm such a foul-minded candidate off on Virginia?
  • How careless would either one be if elected President in vetting potential cabinet members and support staff?

Virginia Republicans are rejoicing and Virginia’s anti-war Democrats seem destined for the dust bin of history, if for no other reason than that they wasted the efforts and resources of their volunteers and contributors on a candidate who never really stood a chance with Virginia’s voters.

And just yesterday, Kerfuffles shockingly blogged about Captain Underpants. Comes today, and we are really shocked, shocked by our own would be Senator Webb.


Canada’s Open Arms

October 27, 2006

Flickr Photograph

February 8, 2006

Message from Canada: War Resisters Welcome Here!

And just how many Iraq War Resisters took up the invitation to flee northward into the “warm and furry” embrace of Canadians? I counted nine at their website. Interesting, as it is not really necessary to become an Iraq War resister as there exists NO draft in the United States.

Actually, these are not really “war resisters,” they are DESERTERS, for they have already “voluntarily” joined the United States military and “voluntarily” sworn an oath to serve. Why would a “war resister” join the military? Any “war resister” with a brain would choose to NOT join the U.S. military and stay home in the United States as opposed to joining up and then running to Canada to escape going to war. Perhaps cowards lack brains; I just don’t know. Perhaps these nine really were looking for an opportunity to live in Canada and could not get immigration papers unless they were genuine American Deserters. After all, Canada is very selective about “which” Americans may live there, and with draft-dodgers no longer available as immigrants, Canada has had to settle for what are euphemistically described as “war resisters,” whom everyone outside of Canada knows as DESERTERS.

So what was the point, Canada? Oh, I get it: “War resisters welcome here!” So, I guess, a few years down the road, we can expect to hear clamoring for A Canadian Memorial to Iraq War Deserters?

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The image, Vietnam War Resisters say Let Iraq War Resisters Stay – February 8, 2006 at Toronto Federal Court – 052, is subject to copyright by photopia / HiMY SYeD. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin.


What’d She Say?

October 26, 2006

“Liberals have a preternatural gift for striking a position on the side of treason.”

“Whenever the nation is under attack, from within or without, liberals side with the enemy. This is their essence.”

Did Ann Coulter really say that? And does Ann Coulter really like cowboys?

How much does the Left hate Ann Coulter? A lot, and that was why I was surprised to hear Rachel Maddow, Air America talk show hostess, proclaim on Tucker Carlson‘s “The Situation Room”, about Ann Coulter: “She’s actually an ex-girlfriend of mine. It’s a little known fact.” WOW! I’ll say it is. Oh Annie – Ann! What revelations are coming next, as Tucker Carlson offers to pay cash to Maddow for the video. The VIDEO


Troops or Mercenaries?

October 26, 2006

Canadian Mercenaries

Although it was never built due to American outrage, last year Canadians had a grandiose plan to erect a bronze memorial to American Draft-dodgers and Deserters. So what are their feelings about the Canadian citizens who served with the non-draft-dodging Americans in Vietnam, to whom they have never given any official positive recognition? “Mercenaries” is the operative word. Pundit Ann Coulter has been roundly trashed because she revealed to Canadians that “Canada sent troops to Vietnam”. I have become more enlightened from my research on the subject, such that I now believe that Canadians object to the word “troops,” as they consider that their young countrymen who were drafted or signed on for military service with the United States weremercenaries.”

Remembering Canada’s Role in the Vietnam War
by Robin Collins, Peace and Environment News”, November 11th, 1992

The idea of Canadian complicity in the Vietnam war was once contrary to the customary mythology that “Americans fought and killed in Vietnam while Canadians opened their doors to conscientious objectors.” But these days, as memories fade and Vietnam war revisionism is buoyed by the end of the Cold War, there are new calls for official government recognition of the estimated 10,000 Canadians who served in Indochina as mercenaries. There has been de facto recognition already as a result of increased visibility of these soldiers at Remembrance Day ceremonies but some want the government to establish monuments to honour Canadian Vietnam war veterans. Is this a good idea?”

On Canada’s Remembrance Day, November 11th, 1992, “Peace and Environment News” asked “… some want the government to establish monuments to honour Canadian Vietnam war veterans. Is this a good idea?” Obviously, the answer to that question was “NO, it is not a good idea to honor Canadian Vietnam war veterans.” After all, there has been no honor given to them and now, fourteen years later, the Canadian government is rewriting history so that current generations do not even know there were Canadian soldiers fighting in Vietnam.

Canada’s Vietnam Veterans


Canadian Vietnam Vets

October 24, 2006

As we edge ever closer to Canada’s Remembrance Day 2006, I take it upon myself to remember Canada’s Vietnam Veterans, as, if history is any kind of a teacher, Canada will give them not a crumb of respect for their service. This post was made at “Blatherings” on 10 February 2005:

It was like we came home as thieves in the night

Recently there was a snarky dialogue between the CBC’s Bob McKeown and Ann Coulter on a state sponsored television show called the The Fifth Estate. American Coulter reminded the Canadians of something they refuse to acknowledge; that their young citizens had served with the U.S. in Vietnam. Canadian bloggers have gone ballistic and attacked her as a liar and worse and have even attacked and disrespected the Canadian soldiers who fought in their behalf, against Communism. At Blogs Canada E-group there was the following comment from one of those “morally superior” Canadians: “Plus if I’m not mistaken, most of those thousands of Canadians were Aboriginals who signed up after being given a fantasyland pitch by US military recruiters.” made by Robert McClellan. Sounds to me like those tiresome “morally superior than the U.S.” Canadians do not consider that “Aboriginals” could even count as Canadians, much less Canadian troops.

As here in the US, at this very moment, we have brave young soldiers willing to sacrifice their lives to keep us (and Canada) free, I find such comments extremely offensive. As Americans, let us never see our battle weary soldiers return home as thieves in the night. I think Canada should be ashamed.

Dennis Thomson was twenty-one years old when he boarded a bus in Hamilton, Ontario to cross the international border at Buffalo and join the United States military. This was at the same time that thousands of American draft-dodgers and deserters were going north into Canada and being welcomed as heroes. However, most Americans viewed the border crossings a bit differently, as an old grizzled Marine said; “we sent them our worst and they sent us their best.

“Thomson served two tours of duty as a combat medic in Vietnam, one in 1968 during the Tet Offensive and another in 1971. Between tours, he served in a med-evac hospital in Japan.

He has two answers for why he went to Vietnam. “Why not?” and more seriously, because he could not allow himself to sit back and let somebody else go instead.

He reaches back into his memory and recites an old Indian proverb: “We do not for ourselves alone, but die for others.”

“There’s a certain percentage of men who have the call, the call for freedom,” he says, “and that’s a good enough reason for anyone to do this.”

After the war, Dennis Thomson returned to Canada to live. On Memorial Day, 1999, he visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. for the third time to read some of the 58,000 names etched there. He and some others placed small Maple Leaf flags along the walls where the names of Canadians appear. He said “This is the American way of saying, ‘lest we forget‘.” He said that despite all the medals and ribbons awarded, none of the Canadian Vietnam veterans ever received any official recognition of their service from either the Canadian or U.S. government. “We never got a parade when we got home all we had was our brothers,” he said. “It was like we came home as thieves in the night“.
Canadian Hawks Fly South