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Unread Nov 1st, 2006, 08:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Kerry, what kind of joke was that?

The 2004 Democratic presidential candidate said if the students make the most of their educations, "you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

-John Kerry

If he is joking I don't get it. Maybe it was taken out of context, maybe he is that arrogant. Yes, I realize he was a navy officer, but it's possible that he despised his time in service

Do you think that only the uneducated and overpatriotic serve in the military, not just in the USA but anywhere? How about the poeople in countries where they are required to serve for 2 years?

I don't think so but I am biased.

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Unread Nov 1st, 2006, 09:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I heard him earlier this morning. He claimed the he botched a joke. It was supposed to end "And if you don't, you get US stuck in Iraq". I'm inclined to believe his explanation.
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I found it amusing.
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ahhh, I hadn't found how the "joke" was supposed to go yet, thanks.
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Kerry is a very sad example of the American Democrat.

Well.

Enough about politics!
So you don't feel all alone in your display of stupidity, I'll say something equally worthless and pointless...

Mark Foley is a very sad example of the American Republican.

Doesn't everyone feel better now?
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Unread Nov 1st, 2006, 06:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Expecting politicians to be good examples is like expecting to find a $20 bill in every parking lot you pull into. You see a few occasionally if you're lucky.
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Expecting politicians to be good examples is like expecting to find a $20 bill in every parking lot you pull into. You see a few occasionally if you're lucky.
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Are we even now? What is the score?
I don't think the score matters. With "representatives" like we currently have, I think we both lose.

Seem like a fair note to terminate this conversation on?
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PART 1: Olbermann's Special Comment (11/1/06)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1LFEueH2Jk

PART 2: Olbermann's Special Comment (11/1/06)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl4TpA08RUo
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Holy shit it's true! ^^
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PART 1: Olbermann's Special Comment (11/1/06)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1LFEueH2Jk

PART 2: Olbermann's Special Comment (11/1/06)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl4TpA08RUo
you should've said it was some dumbass on a rant...

would've saved a few minutes of my life from being wasted....
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soldiers are dumb ****s that is true.
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thats a very harsh statement!
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soldiers are dumb ****s that is true.
What makes you say that?
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I'm not saying that soldiers aren't good and brave people, just that on average they may not be the smartest group in society. Nothing wrong with that is there?
I personally know some soldiers and they aren't dumb at all. They are very intelligent people.
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I was generalizing. I'm sure there are some soldiers that are geniuses.

The point is that Kerry's comment about doing poorly in school having the possible result of being "stuck" in a military position isn't unreasonable.
Unreasonable in thinking within his own mind, perhaps, but out of courtesy should have kept to himself.
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I heard him earlier this morning. He claimed the he botched a joke. It was supposed to end "And if you don't, you get US stuck in Iraq". I'm inclined to believe his explanation.
And on "The Daily Show", they were joking about it, and added "Just ask Bush.".
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all my friends that went to the army went there to get their shit together. 2 of them were drug addicts who just recently signed their 2nd contract. Both were in Iraq.
I think to some extent Karry's right. If you're not doing anything with your life, might as well join the forces instead of being useless. Doesn't mean that these people are dumb. Maybe uncertain about what's going on in their life. Maybe just trying to get money for school. There are too many reasons.
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I think most of us know some who fit that stereotype, but thats the problem - it is a stereotype. lots of folk go for other reasons too. Kerry was not wrong, but his comments were careless and leave the wrong impression. Bush however should be doing some appologising too IMO.
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