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Posts by Cboldt

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  • Liberals Losing it over Swift Boat Charges - Fox News Watch Libs on Brink of Breakdown

    08/29/2004 9:26:01 AM PDT · 161 of 200
    Cboldt to grey_whiskers

    LOL. You can't wear size 34 .... ROTFL!!!!!

  • Liberals Losing it over Swift Boat Charges - Fox News Watch Libs on Brink of Breakdown

    08/29/2004 9:16:21 AM PDT · 155 of 200
    Cboldt to MOgirl
    however, I do believe that the reaction now could be different than in the past. Especially if it become obvious that the "reason" given for it is fake.

    Both Agnew and Nixon resigned due to scandal. Kerry could too. There are many possible premises for resignation. The DEM party will not use the Toricelli reason (we can't win with the Torch, and the people deserve a close race), I don't think. Well, on second thought, maybe they would, but that reason would be incendiary.

  • Liberals Losing it over Swift Boat Charges - Fox News Watch Libs on Brink of Breakdown

    08/29/2004 9:01:41 AM PDT · 152 of 200
    Cboldt to MOgirl
    OK, lets say that the Libs pull a switch prior to the election. How will that go over?

    It would go over okay, but people would be uneasy about it. As long as the justification for the switch is "okay" (Kerry has a health problem, nervous breakdown, or otherwise has a "good" reason to resign), a switch would be accepted. Heck, we accept "switches" due to resignation, see Agnew, Nixon .. resulting in Ford taking the office before running for it. Similar could happen before or during a presidential election.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 August 2004

    08/29/2004 8:57:54 AM PDT · 332 of 449
    Cboldt to rodguy911
    "tan in a can" makes a much better robiton ...

    LOL. Brian Williams? He's still around?

  • What the Swifties Cost Us, Campaign 2004 gets mired in the Mekong Delta

    08/29/2004 8:48:35 AM PDT · 12 of 55
    Cboldt to Pikamax
    These are heartfelt gripes, perhaps, but wrong on the merits. Kerry's protest was not only honorable, it was accurate. The war in Vietnam was an unnecessary disaster, entered into under false pretenses--the fabricated Gulf of Tonkin incident--and fought because of a mistaken intellectual theory: that the Vietnamese national liberation movement was part of an international communist conspiracy to overwhelm Asia. (The subsequent war between Vietnam and China put a crimp in that one.) And, yes, there were atrocities aplenty.

    Klein is a pinko. No doubt, he is singing exactly the same tune today regarding Iraq. He was wrong then, and he is wrong now.

  • Evolution Challenged in Georgia School Debate

    08/29/2004 8:46:27 AM PDT · 10 of 74
    Cboldt to PatrickHenry
    The people who want the disclaimer don't know what evolution is. But they don't like it anyway. Ignorant people shouldn't have their way in such matters.

    Yeah. The disclaimer is a bit verbose. They could have made a more direct statement about the scope of evolution theory that everybody would agree with. "Evolution theory does not address the origin of life." I don't know if proponents of evolution have other agreeable statements, like whether or how plants and animals are related by evolution, etc.

  • Evolution Challenged in Georgia School Debate

    08/29/2004 8:25:26 AM PDT · 7 of 74
    Cboldt to PatrickHenry
    True. Evolution only concerns living things.

    And the people who object to the disclaimer are arguing about something the disclaimer doesn't say.

  • Evolution Challenged in Georgia School Debate

    08/29/2004 8:14:45 AM PDT · 4 of 74
    Cboldt to PatrickHenry
    Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things.

    Well, that seems to be factual. Evolution is on stronger footing when examining a change from one living thing to a similar living thing, than it is when examining a change from dead/inanimate things to a living thing.

  • Liberals Losing it over Swift Boat Charges - Fox News Watch Libs on Brink of Breakdown

    08/29/2004 8:03:52 AM PDT · 135 of 200
    Cboldt to Semper Paratus
    That's it! Kerry will have a ralapse of cancer and withdraw witihin a week of the election. Because most ballots are printed and absentees have already voted the 'rats will flood the Courts with suits to postpone the elcction for a few months "to be fair".

    Kerry could resign under any number of pretenses, and the relapse is one of the better ones to use.

    The ballots are irrelevant. We vote for electors (who are associated with political parties), not candidates, in presidential elections. Then the electors cast ballots for the person of the president, in December.


  • Liberals Losing it over Swift Boat Charges - Fox News Watch Libs on Brink of Breakdown

    08/29/2004 7:58:55 AM PDT · 134 of 200
    Cboldt to Qwinn2
    Edwards will be put on top of the ticket, and he'll pick a new VP. They'll put him in as "the candidate with no negatives" just a few days before the election, so that it'll be a guy who's been getting pummeled on for 4 years straight by a hostile media against a guy who's had no media (old or new) scrutiny at all.

    I speculated "Edwards" a couple weeks ago too, but without the insights that you provided here. Edwards has a fairly powerful machine behind him, too.

    In any event, I think this will be an unsettling election. People will be uneasy with changes in the ticket "at the last minute," or even after the election. But, them's the breaks.


    08/29/2004 7:52:15 AM PDT · 28 of 64
    Cboldt to Voltage
    I find it a bit puzzling that most of the attention is focused upon the medals when by far the most serious problem is his behavior upon returning to the USA.

    Both aspects are windows into his character. Kerry's willingness to lie for self-promotion is important to know. It's important because it reinforces the fact that Kerry ALSO lied about atrocities, again for personal advantage.

    I agree with you, the false witness regarding atrocities is a farther-reaching transgression -- it had a material negative effect on literally millions of people. Innocent Asian civilians were slaughtered by communists, and American soldiers were scorned, when they should have been cheered.


    08/29/2004 7:44:44 AM PDT · 24 of 64
    Cboldt to cajungirl
    Interesting thing is that he added more and more valor but left out some things from first citation.

    The first citation runs more than 1 page, which is, I think, against protocol.

    While the valor creep (good term) is an issue, a bigger issue is whether the award was providently granted in the first place. Elliott says he would not have passed the recommendation up the chain, if Kerry had told the same story in 1969 as he told in the biography authored by Brinkley.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 August 2004

    08/29/2004 7:31:30 AM PDT · 275 of 449
    Cboldt to dawn53
    Also Mara made a good point about the poll showing people who thought Kerry "exaggerated" and those who thought he "lied". She said the exaggerated figure was as damaging as the lie figure, of course Juan had to bring up the fact that there was a difference between exaggerating and lying, LOL.

    Juan is in over his head. You are correct, exaggeration is one species of lie. Denial is another. For the purpose of voter's impression, any difference between "lie" and "exaggeration" plays the same way in the voting booth calculus. SOme people will see the "exaggeration" as a serious character flaw, others will shrug it off.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 August 2004

    08/29/2004 7:15:10 AM PDT · 262 of 449
    Cboldt to Republican Red
    Brit, my hero, almost crossed over to the OLD MEDIA side earlier this week. On his Grapevine section on Special Report he mentioned John O'Neill's remarks on being in Cambodia on a Nixon tape. What wasn't mentioned was O'Neill's next sentence where he corrected himself.

    I was disappointed too, but don't think it's a big deal. Eventually, the truth of the matter will come out. Not everything needs to be promptly corrected. Look at the interval between "no Swiftee was on Kerry's boat" to the revelation of Gardner.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 August 2004

    08/29/2004 6:37:14 AM PDT · 148 of 449
    Cboldt to Elkiejg
    Can't you just see it.......staged by Hollyweird pal Thomas - she's rides in on her white horse at the last minute to save the party ------ it's for the children you know!!!

    And all the more anger against Bush, when the media ties Kerry's nervous breakdown to the attacks by the Swiftees.

  • Vietnam's occupation of us is continuing

    08/29/2004 6:33:08 AM PDT · 7 of 34
    Cboldt to Cincinatus' Wife
    Kerry, of course, was right in the larger sense. The war was a waste of lives and inflicted untold misery on this country and on Vietnam. Our attitude toward the Vietnamese, the people for whom we were presumably fighting, was uniformly contemptuous. If we did not kill them indiscriminately, we ruined their country with bombing and the moral degradation that occupying armies always inflict.

    I am speechless at that. Listen to O'Neill when he was on Cavett's TV program. The author of this piece could not be more wrong, but that parpagraph clarifies the contrast in world views between Kerry/supporters & everybody else.

  • Kerry's foes hung up on '70s anti-war remarks

    08/29/2004 6:25:56 AM PDT · 31 of 52
    Cboldt to Oldeconomybuyer
    The swift boaters' charges against Kerry have undermined the reputation of the military's system of honoring bravery under fire. Anger at John Kerry's antiwar work has left them doing their own anti-military work.

    That argument is wearing thin. Some people have phony drivers licenses and other credentials, and it doesn't undermine the credibility of the entire system.

  • Kerry Biographer Disputes Campaign (Even His Own Paid Shill, Brinkley, Calls Him a Liar! LOL!)

    08/29/2004 6:20:00 AM PDT · 33 of 49
    Cboldt to savedbygrace
    Well, Kerry spokesmen have said that his 1st PH might have been self-inflicted, and that Kerry wasn't in Cambodia on Christmas or Christmas Eve in '68. Those are as close to concessions as we're going to see, but they're concessions nonetheless.

    But if Kerry outright admits to lying, how can the media assert that "Unfit for Command" is full of lies?

    I agree, BTW, that Kerry has backed off those two points -- but the ramifications of the admissions are being played down by the media.

  • Kerry Biographer Disputes Campaign (Even His Own Paid Shill, Brinkley, Calls Him a Liar! LOL!)

    08/29/2004 6:04:53 AM PDT · 29 of 49
    Cboldt to savedbygrace
    It will be interesting. Kerry has already had to concede two of the SBVT points, and now Lehman forces them to deal with a third issue.

    The concessions haven't really been made, yet. The media still treats the book "Unfit for Command" as if it is untrue. If the parts of it that are examined are true (i.e., if Kerry concedes any point), then the SBVfT will have BETTER credibility than Kerry. How do I figure? Well, on examined points (not on ad hominems), every SBVfT claim is shown to be true, and every one of Kerry's stories is shown to be a fabrication. The only escape for the media is to stop covering the dispute, again.

  • Rasmann Got a Purple Heart on Same Day as Kerry?

    08/29/2004 5:48:47 AM PDT · 175 of 176
    Cboldt to OldFriend
    CNN now using President Bush's words that Kerry should be proud of his service as a rebuttal to the Swift Boat Vets for Truth.

    Heheheh. That passes for a rebuttal? LOL. So did McCain's "dishonest and dishonorable" comment.