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Old 09-12-2004, 09:02 AM
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When asked before we started this war how much money should be spent Kerry's reply was as many millions it when asked he says we cant afford this and that because of how much is being spent on this can we stand behind a candidate that doesnt know what he stands for?He voted FOR and then voted AGAINST bills? Kerry said what he would have done different was ask for the support of other countries for this war(Bush asked but the French and Germans and we all know how that turned out)but all in all our president has kept the war out of our backyards and kept it overseas which isnt an easy task.I am not a diehard republican I am registered as UNAFFILIATED and I ussually vote for the lesser of the evils and Kerry hasnt stood for anything other than his war record of 30 years ago.I want to know what he plans on doing if he gets elected besides promise healthcare for everyone and fix our deficit by taxing us more and make wellfare a neverend vanue for people who wont work (not for those who cant).Why are republicans not sweating Kerry/Edwards??they dont seem to be that much of a threat.Just ask Zel!
I say flush the Johns!
I babbled enough and hope to not make others mad but if you have credible info on Kerry let me know because I cant find any anywhere.....and I'm from North Carolina and I'm not voting for Edwards.I have seen his work and frankly it doesnt inpress manypeople around here.And who am I kidding?I dont care who I make mad!Its my opinion and by golly I stick to it


Observations by an Air Force Pilot.

Chris Thomas, Air Force Pilot:

I would like to add my two cents about my John Kerry experience.
During my career as an Air Force pilot, I spent two years flying a
small twin engine prop plane around the Pacific from my base in Okinawa,

On one trip we had to fly Senator Kerry, his congressional aide, and a
Navy Captain (Vietnam, A-4 fighter pilot) who was also in Kerry's party to
various locations in Vietnam and Cambodia as part of the MIA/POW talks.

When I met him, he was wearing a shirt with a picture of his sailboat on it.I
told him I had a 27' sailboat in Okinawa, he remarked "Oh I never sail on
anything less than 135 feet."
Thanks, Senator, "I feel even better about the meager salary I get paid for
flying you around the Pacific."

When we first flew him into Phnom Penh, he went to the back of the airplane
and grabbed the pizza that was put aside for the crew and passed it around
to his staff. He was never offered any pizza because they were supposed to
have lunch with the Cambodian government when we landed. The pizza was the
crew's only meal for that day and he ate it.

Then when we picked him up in Cambodia, he was an hour late getting to the
airport. Because fuel was an issue, we could not start the engines and
therefore the air conditioning until he arrived. Phnom Penh at that time
was over 100 degrees with 95% humidity and we were basically sitting in a
greenhouse behind the ****pit windows. When he finally did arrive, we were
wringing out our clothes from the perspiration. He walks out of the air
conditioned car, into the airplane and asks us "Could you guys get the
air-conditioning running, I'm a little warm?" The other pilot had to
physically restrain me from going back there and picking a fight.

Then we took him into Noi Bai airfield in Hanoi. After we picked him up the
next day (he stayed the night in Vietnam, we stayed in Bangkok) we taxied
out, ran up the engines for take off and noticed that our prop rpm was
vibrating all over the place. We taxied off to the side to look at it, but
there was a good possibility that there was an engine malfunction and the
engine may fail if we took off with it.
Well, Mr. Senator sticks his head up in the ****pit and says "This plane
WILL take off, I have a press conference in Bangkok in three hours!" (Maybe
this is an indication of how he will run the FAA).American service members
lives be damned, we had our Senatorial orders. We ran the engines again, and
did not have the problem, so we took off and made it back.

During the flight, he told everyone how he had taken a Cessna (a small
General aviation plane) up with a fighter pilot, and the fighter pilot
remarked that Kerry was one of the best pilots he had ever seen. I don't
know about other pilots out there, but it's hard to imagine a little,
single-engine prop plane pilot being able to show the "right stuff."

After Kerry left the plane, the Navy Captain came up to us, apologized and
said basically that "he knows Kerry is a jerk" and that we should be glad we
don't have to deal with him every day.

Your choice folks. Elections in November.
You want a mega-millionaire ego-maniac "it's-all-about-me"
crew-eating-pizza-ite like Kerry or maybe a Green Party candidate like Ralph
Or, God forbid, maybe even re-elect George Bush, a nice God fearing
Christian bent on protecting us from terrorist attacks on US soil?
Hmmm, let's see?
Continued freedom under President Bush or bombs in our backyard under Kerry
(who will be sailing on his "minimum 135' yacht").

As Fox would say, "We report. You decide."
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