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A Desperate Cry for Help
Posted by: Dale Franks on Wednesday, November 01, 2006

John Kerry may have—inadvertently or not—implied that our troops serving in Iraq are...uh..less intellectually gifted than others. But it's unusual for dummies to have such a keen sense of satire:

Our troops are no dummies

One thing about American soldiers. They don't have an excessive amount of respect for "authorities" who aren't in the chain of command.

And, sometimes, not even for those that are, although they are far more circumspect about it.
 
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Those poor boys should have studied more to get gooder grades!
 
Written By: meagain
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Kerry only scored a 76 at Yale ... he can’t understand the sign


he’s such a chimp
 
Written By: jjj
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This is priceless. The joke, even if he told it right, wasn’t funny, the GOP machine jumping on this like it was mann from the heavens wasn’t funny, but THIS IS FUNNY!

Cap
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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the GOP machine jumping on this like
Yep, it’s a GOP plot. Oh those poor soldiers. Now is Bush is brainwashing them! the horror, the horror ....
 
Written By: capt joe
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Yep, it’s a GOP plot. Oh those poor soldiers. Now is Bush is brainwashing them! the horror, the horror ....
Huh?

I was just saying that the what these troops did was really funny, and the rest of this episode wasn’t.

Where do you get the GOP plot theory from?

 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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Where do you get the GOP plot theory from?
Paranoia. Pure paranoia. It’s paranoia, and, ironically, the subject of the paranoia is the perceived paranoia of the other side. Way postmodern.

Capt. Joe has been at sea for far too long.

 
Written By: mkuoltra
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Paranoia.
Kind of creepy
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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I heard on the radio this morning that Kerry and Hillary had demanded that these soldiers be punished for being in this photo.

Can anyone confirm this and give a source?

I wouldnt put it past Hillary and Kerry to do this dont know if this is true or not.
 
Written By: retired military
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I heard on the radio this morning that Kerry and Hillary had demanded that these soldiers be punished for being in this photo.

Can anyone confirm this and give a source?
I’d be very surprised if Hillary said something like this. She is way too shrewd to try to punish soldiers for a simple prank.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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Where do you get the GOP plot theory from?
I am making fun of the premise, man.

I know you are new here and I haven’t been posting much in the last few months, but that is my shtick. I make fun of people who espouse conspiracy theories. So if you think that this is a GOP plot, good for you, humor for me.

I know that many on the sinister side of the isle have tried to pass off the comments by Kerry as some sort of misunderstood joke.

However, the nutroots sure seemed to get the joke in the context that we did. (ht Hot Air, I would just link hot air but then you lefties would not read it)

Here is Steve Gilliard

"The Truth"
Jesus, so many people are so nervous about what John Kerry said, like he’s lying.

John Kerry is telling the truth and everyone knows it. Rich kids do not join the military, college bound kids don’t join the military, only the poor and those who can’t get scholarships do. Acting like he was lying or insulting people is just bullsh*t.
Another:
Talk about speaking the stark truth to students who want more out of life. The education system in California is a mess, especially in L.A. County. Each day I pick my daughter up at school I see the recruiters leaving, smiling because they have snagged another kid who’s trapped by the system and sees no future other than enlisting. It shouldn’t be like this. A 50% drop out rate is unacceptable. What is the bottom line for these kids, a job at McDonald’s or Iraq. Kudos to Kerry for delivering a wake up call to the young voters at the rally (wingnuts are all wet on their claims).
There is lots more so go to hot air to get a sampling


Nice.
 
Written By: capt joe
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So if you think that this is a GOP plot, good for you, humor for me.
So... I guess that since I don’t think their is a GOP plot, and you imagine that I do, good for you, and humor for me.
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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guess that since I don’t think their is a GOP plot,
Well since you and MK were quoting each other, I figured you were. MKultra (as is CIA plot MK Ultra) sees everything (and I mean absolutely everything) as a GOP plot.

lie down with dogs get up with ...
good for you, and humor for me.


good, now we are all laughing
 
Written By: capt joe
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Well since you and MK were quoting each other
I was quoting MK?

Uh, nope, I was the third person to comment on this topic and MK had not weighed in at all. All I said was, "This is priceless. The joke, even if he told it right, wasn’t funny, the GOP machine jumping on this like it was mann from the heavens wasn’t funny, but THIS IS FUNNY!"

I’m not getting the impression that you understand that there was nothing clever or conspiratorial hidden in my post, simply a statement that the rest of this episode was decidedly not funny, but the troops who set up this picture were very funny.

It’s not getting less creepy.

Cap
 
Written By: CaptinSarcastic
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I used to get in strenuous arguments with people(on another website) who claimed that anti-war rhetoric was getting US soldiers killed by destroying the morale of US soldiers. I am sure some of them will take that picture seriously, as proof of their thesis.
 
Written By: timactual
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There is lots more so go to hot air to get a sampling.
I didn’t see this at hotair but it is similar: Troops With No Choice

Also, captures of ABC News site here.
 
Written By: err
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Paranoia.
Kind of creepy

Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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Well since you and MK were quoting each other
I was quoting MK?
yes
It’s not getting less creepy.
That’s your dept, not mine
 
Written By: capt joe
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CaptJoe - Captin Sarcastic

Settle this like captains do when they’ve told a failed joke.

44 gun frigates at 30 paces - no chain shot allowed at less than 100 yards.
No firing at the opposing quarterdeck.
Marines allowed in the fighting tops, but no grenades.
rum for surviving crew, brandy for surviving ships officers.
 
Written By: looker
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I didn’t see this at hotair but it is similar: Troops With No Choice
No,that’s an opinion piece by some silly "comedian" tw*t at Airhead America who has exactly zero military service. It isn’t similar at all. It isn’t even close.

You’ve chosen an apt nickname, err.
 
Written By: Pablo
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Paranoia. Pure paranoia. It’s paranoia, and, ironically, the subject of the paranoia is the perceived paranoia of the other side. Way postmodern.

Capt. Joe has been at sea for far too long.



Written By: mkuoltra
Is this mkultra or a spoof . . .

I can’t tell.
 
Written By: Don
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Looker I object!
Marines allowed in the fighting tops, but no grenades.
rum for surviving crew, brandy for surviving ships officers.


Grenades are FUN.... and with the marines in the fighting tops, if we’re lucky, there will be NO surviving officers, of either vessel......

WEB Griffith had a nice take on Officers Hats/covers... the loops were put on to distinguish OUR officers from THEIRS...so OUR Marines didn’t pop our officers...Personally I think that’s the whole point of Marines in the fighting tops, to cull the officer herd, but I am an anarchist/Enlisted person at heart.
 
Written By: Joe
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Is this mkultra or a spoof . . .
I was wondering the same - unless MK has his/her cookies mixed up. the mkuoltra id does show up in at least one other thread.
 
Written By: meagain
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I used to wonder why there were any surviving officers until I fired my smoothbore .69 the first time and recalled I’d have to do that from the tops, while she’s rolling around at one rate, and theirs is rolling around at a slight different rate, while someone else (many someones) are trying to kill me.
Smoke, and don’t forget the black powder smoke and all the yards, stays, braces, sheets, sails.

All right, grenades.
 
Written By: looker
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Looker your point is well-taken and that’s why Marine riflemen of many nations advocated:
1) Advanced and continuous musketry training; and
2) Rifled weapons.
 
Written By: Joe
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No,that’s an opinion piece by some silly "comedian" tw*t at Airhead America who has exactly zero military service. It isn’t similar at all. It isn’t even close.

You’ve chosen an apt nickname, err.
umm, Pablo, capt joe pointed to a hotair post titled "What the left really thinks about the military", how is the link I provided different from the links in the hotair piece? They all appear to be propagating the same bs meme.
 
Written By: err
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Sorry fellas. The time to ask Kerry for help was in November 2004. Unfortunatly not enough of you did and, yep, you’re stuck in Iraq. Sadly there’s no "halp" for it, because the Commander in Chief we did elect doesn’t have clue one about how to get you home.
 
Written By: Retief
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I was quoting MK?

yes
Here are ALL of the posts between the start and when you came up with your creepy conspiracy theory post in response to what I said. Can you show me where I quoted MK between the start of the thread and when you said, "Yep, it’s a GOP plot. Oh those poor soldiers. Now is Bush is brainwashing them! the horror, the horror ...."

Those poor boys should have studied more to get gooder grades!

Written By: meagain
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Kerry only scored a 76 at Yale ... he can’t understand the sign


he’s such a chimp

Written By: jjj
URL: http://

This is priceless. The joke, even if he told it right, wasn’t funny, the GOP machine jumping on this like it was mann from the heavens wasn’t funny, but THIS IS FUNNY!

Cap

Written By: Captin Sarcastic
URL: http://

the GOP machine jumping on this like
Yep, it’s a GOP plot. Oh those poor soldiers. Now is Bush is brainwashing them! the horror, the horror ....

Written By: capt joe
URL: http://

Yep, it’s a GOP plot. Oh those poor soldiers. Now is Bush is brainwashing them! the horror, the horror ....

Huh?

I was just saying that the what these troops did was really funny, and the rest of this episode wasn’t.

Where do you get the GOP plot theory from?

Written By: Captin Sarcastic
URL: http://
Or did you know that when you posted this MK would call you paranoid and I would quote him THEN, after your creepy conspiracy thing?

Aw, screw it, cutlass’ at dawn... or whenever I wake up

Cap
 
Written By: CaptinSarcastic
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Looker;

LOL.
thanks, I needed that.


 
Written By: timactual
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