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   PoliticsPresident George W. Bush Headlines For 2004

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To: MrLucky who started this subject3/16/2004 5:41:35 PM
From: TigerPaw
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<font color=blue>It's been <font color=red>911<font color=blue> days since Bush said he'd catch Osama bin Laden 'Dead or Alive!' <font color=black>


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To: MrLucky who wrote (26)3/16/2004 6:07:51 PM
From: American Spirit
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Bush didn't tell them real estate prices are also now unaffordable for less wealthy people, and that many will get wiped out if they buy at the top without the funds for their super low interest but adjustable mortgages. This is a great time to sell and go to cash.

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To: American Spirit who wrote (28)3/16/2004 6:12:22 PM
From: MrLucky
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Are you selling and going to cash?

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To: MrLucky who wrote (29)3/16/2004 6:14:44 PM
From: American Spirit
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I'm short the market. Have been for a month or so.
I know a bubble when I see one. Just a matter of time before we get a powerful correction. We'll survive of course, but we need to get our house back in order, pay as we go and restore faith in our federal economic policy. The 35% drop in the dollar is a no-faith vote by the world.

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To: American Spirit who wrote (28)3/16/2004 10:50:53 PM
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Dear DNC and Senator Kerry,

I would first of all like to congratulate Senator Kerry on his
nomination and also thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak my

I lost my job this past year. When Clinton was president, I worked in a
prosperous enterprise. But in this last year, we had to close our
operations. Far worse, I lost two of my sons in Bush's evil war in Iraq.
They gave their lives for their country, and for what?

My pain of losing my sons is indescribable. While it is trivial next to
the loss of my sons, I regret to say that I also lost my homes. I
simply had nothing left.

I am a senior citizen with various medical problems. I'm not in a
position where I can begin a new career. I was reduced to the point
where I was homeless, all because of President Bush. And when the
authorities found me, did they have any compassion for my misfortune and
ailments? No, I was arrested. If I had any money left, I would donate
it to the Democratic party.

If Al Gore had been elected in 2000, I guarantee you, I would still
have a job, a home, and most importantly, my sons!

Saddam Hussein

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To: American Spirit who wrote (30)3/16/2004 10:52:38 PM
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When John Kerry Slandered Me
By Ken Sherman | February 26, 2004
Not too long ago, Senator John Kerry made a remarkable demand in an early political season for remarkable statements: Senator Kerry Challenges President Bush to Debate on Vietnam Service.

Flashback: Thirty-three years ago, in April, 1971, John Kerry and I had important months. In April, 1971, I was in the first month of my second deployment to Vietnam with the US Navy. That month my logbook shows 69.7 flight hours. That month my crew and I flew ten missions in support of Operation Market Time. On these flights we flew our unarmed P-3B airplane on "tracks" - flight paths during which we descended to within 200 feet of the water and, after fixing the contact's position, speed, and course, took multiple photo runs to record a ship's on-deck cargo, electronics, and weaponry. Sometimes the contacts turned out to be neutral freighters or US warships. Sometimes they turned out to be Soviet bloc ships or our primary targets, Chinese or North Vietnamese ships trying to sneak weapons into South Vietnam with which to arm the enemy. When we came across such a ship, sometimes they tried to shoot us down. We had nothing with which to shoot back since Secretary of Defense McNamara had prohibited us from carrying any weapons of self-defense (even pistols for our survival vests) in an attempt to appease the enemy and "facilitate the peace talks."

April, 1971, was also a big month for Former-Lieutenant John Kerry, who had recently resigned his commission so as to be able to brand my shipmates and me monsters. During the so-called "Winter Soldier Investigation" hearings before Congress, Kerry said:

"I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command....

"They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.

"We call this investigation the "Winter Soldier Investigation." The term "Winter Soldier" is a play on words of Thomas Paine in 1776 when he spoke of the Sunshine Patriot and summertime soldiers who deserted at Valley Forge because the going was rough.

"We who have come here to Washington have come here because we f eel we have to be winter soldiers now. We could come back to this country; we could be quiet; we could hold our silence; we could not tell what went on in Vietnam, but we feel because of what threatens this country, the fact that the crimes threaten it, not reds, and not redcoats but the crimes which we are committing that threaten it, that we have to speak out?"
Congress, to its everlasting shame, demanded no proof of these allegations, but let them fester in the then-political atmosphere of running as fast as we could to abandon our allies in Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia. Subsequent writings, by high-ranking communist officials and generals, forthrightly thank Mr. Kerry for helping them achieve their subsequent military victory in Vietnam and realize the deaths of at least two-and-a-half million of their own people who were deemed "unnecessary" for the future (not to mention the later repudiation of these allegations by many respected historical researchers).

Fast Forward to the Present: Today, to add further insult to injury, Sen. Kerry harps upon his curiously brief service in Vietnam while assiduously censoring any mention of his activities afterwards in which he blood-libeled my shipmates.

Further, every day, Michael Moore and Kerry's other surrogates screech that President Bush "dodged the draft" by joining the National Guard and that he "deserted" from the Guard because 30+-year-old Guard records are incomplete (thereby demonstrating their ongoing total ignorance of the military and the vicissitudes of military paperwork).

Sen. Kerry has also demonstrated an utter lack of shame in scolding George W. Bush for bring up the subject of Viet Nam, when the President was questioned by reporters about his military service. Mr. Kerry dragged Vietnam into this campaign and now whines that somehow George W. Bush is at fault for bringing up the subject and trying to defend himself.

My shipmates and I served honorably in Vietnam and returned home, almost to a man, to resume normal lives, start families and businesses, get civilian jobs, pursue further education...all the normal stuff that veterans have been doing since after the Revolutionary War. That Mr. Kerry, a former naval officer and fellow Vietnam veteran, would say such things about us remains an indelible stain upon his name and honor.

Mr. Kerry has disgraced himself, by action and word, showing the whole world that he is foremost a career minded, self-centered opportunist, abetted by situational morality and driven by a lust for personal fortune at any cost. If he had any sense of honor, he would not attack President. Bush, but instead apologize to my shipmates, the rest of the US armed forces, and then to the American public, for they deserve far better than anything this stained, pitiful man has to offer.

Our thanks to Ken Sherman, US Naval Reserve (Retired), for this first-person perspective on the shameful anti-war activities of John Kerry. For more writings on this subject, please check out Viet Nam Vets Against Kerry and Kerry Country.

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To: American Spirit who wrote (30)3/17/2004 12:26:31 AM
From: PartyTime
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Headlines related to Bush? I got a few--lol!

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"You are better off if you acknowledge error and say we have learned from it and move ahead,"

David Kay--USA Today--2/14/04

"I think that the Republican Party has been captured by a group of extremists who believe that they are in possession of the ultimate truth, and who don't believe in the system of democracy as we know it."

George Soros--Buzzflash Interview--2/25/04

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>>>In discussing his disgust with Bush's free trade policies, he told PBS' David Brancaccio, "I can say that I've never voted for a Democrat for president. I've never voted for a Democrat for governor. I'm having some second thoughts."<<<

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To: PartyTime who wrote (33)3/17/2004 1:16:47 AM
From: American Spirit
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Bush Played Hankie-Pankie With Saudis On 9-11

September 11, 2001 (Z): The Carlyle Group is a company closely associated with officials of the Bush and Reagan administrations, and has considerable ties to Saudi oil money, including ties to the bin Laden family (see September 27, 2001)
Those ties are well illustrated by the fact that on this day the Carlyle Group is hosting a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guests of honor is investor Shafig bin Laden, brother to Osama. [Observer, 6/16/02]

September 13-19, 2001: Members of bin Laden's family and important Saudis are "driven or flown under FBI supervision to a secret assembly point in Texas and then to Washington from where they left the country on a private charter plane when airports reopened three days after the attacks." The flights to Texas and Washington occur before the national air ban is lifted. [New York Times, 9/30/01]
The Tampa Tribune reports that on September 13, Lear jet takes off from Tampa, Florida, carrying a Saudi Arabian prince, the son of the Saudi defense minister Prince Sultan (see August 2001 (G),
August 31, 2001,
August 15, 2002),
as well as the son of a Saudi army commander, and flies to Lexington, Kentucky, where the Saudis own racehorses. They then fly a private 747 out of the country. Multiple 747s with Arabic lettering on their sides are already there, suggesting another secret assembly point. The Tampa flight left from a private Raytheon hangar [Tampa Tribune, 10/5/01]
(Raytheon's name keeps coming up in relation to 9/11 (for instance, see September 25, 2001)).
Prince Bandar, Saudi ambassador to the US, helps move the bin Laden family out of the US. [London Times, 11/25/02]
There have been conflicting reports as to whether the FBI interviewed these people before they left the country. Osama bin Laden's half brother, Abdullah bin Laden, stated that even a month after 9/11 his only contact with the FBI was a brief phone call. [Boston Globe, 9/21/01,
New Yorker, 11/5/01]
An earlier FBI attempt to investigate Abdullah was obstructed by higher-ups (see 1996).
The existence of these flights during the air travel ban is now usually referred to as an urban legend. [Snopes, 3/19/02

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To: PartyTime who wrote (33)3/17/2004 1:18:20 AM
From: American Spirit
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Bush refused Mandatory Drug Test in 1972:

"Verbal orders of the Comdr on 1 Aug. 72 suspending 1st Lt. George W. Bush ... from flying status are confirmed... Reason for suspension: failure to accomplish medical examination."

Year of refusing to take medical: 1972 Year drug testing implemented in military medical exams: 1972

When pinned down, George W. Bush said he has not taken drugs "since 1974."

Era: Viet Nam war, young men drafted and required to go to Viet Nam. George Bush: after suspension, was able to "choose" to undertake civilian duty. Later, was assigned to disciplinary duties in Denver

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To: PROLIFE who wrote (32)3/17/2004 6:00:47 PM
From: MrLucky
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"...Kerry's vote authorizing force in Iraq (news - web sites), and on an array of military issues, put him "in a box" on the Iraq war, minimizing his ability to criticize Bush, Rove told the conservatives in the private meeting. In Rove's judgment, Kerry hurt himself by calling on one-time Democratic rival Howard Dean (news - web sites) to voice support for him. Dean was a fierce critic of the Iraq war, but most Americans outside the Beltway back Bush on national security issues, Rove said.

Rove complained that Democrats were criticizing Bush for failing to stem joblessness, when the unemployment rate is roughly the same as it was during President Clinton (news - web sites)'s 1996 run. Unemployment in February of this year was 5.6 percent; in February 1996, it was 5.5 percent.

He also said the gay marriage issue is beginning to help Bush, because polls are starting to shift in Bush's direction, with more people opposed to same-sex unions. But Rove implored the activists to add their voices to Bush's call for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage to ensure that Bush is not perceived as standing alone on the issue.

And he expressed irritation that some disgruntled Republicans in Congress and elsewhere have increasingly chosen to go to the news media to air their complaints, rather than bringing them directly to the White House...."

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