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Ignorant Republican Email

I get weird e-mail from nutty people, but this one takes the cake. His letter is in plain text, my responses are in italic.

On Oct 14, 2004, at 12:43 AM, Jordan Behunin wrote:

You know, given the circumstances, Pres. Bush did a pretty good job. John Kerry thinks he has all the answers, but does he? Or does he have the results, thus influencing his answers. If George Bush hadn’t done something about Sept. 11, would Kerry and you have made just as big of a deal about not protecting our country as you are now? Most likely.

George Bush is the worst president we’ve ever had. He didn’t do shit about Sept. 11. And Kerry would have had plenty of ammunition even if we hadn’t invaded Iraq, because George has put the economy in a tailspin and hundreds of thousands of people have lost their jobs.

When in a community someone is murdered and the people are making uproar, the sheriff has to arrest someone, so the people will return to their daily lives, calm and happy. Pres. Bush did just that. He may not have gone through the right procedures, but he took action.

That statement is just INSANE. And completely Un-American. No, the sheriff doesn’t have to arrest “someone” to make people happy. HE HAS TO ARREST THE GUILTY PERSON. Not someone who didn’t commit the crime. My God, I don’t want to live in any community you live in. I might end up arrested for a crime I didn’t commit just to make you happy. And the fact is, George Bush had the chance to arrest the guilty person, Osama bin Laden, and he fucked it up because he was already preparing to invade Iraq and he was already committing troops for Iraq, and didn’t want to deal with Afghanistan.

John Kerry would have waited for the outcome that we have now, no bombs and no relationship to Al Qeada, but may have been knocked up once again by the Terrorists. How many things have gone on since 9/11? Not much.

First of all, if John Kerry, or even Al Gore had be president, 9/11 would have been foiled before it happened, because either of them would have paid better attention to their intelligence and prevented it. If we had not invaded Iraq, and instead used the troops to secure Afghanistan and to get bin Laden, we’d all be a lot safer now. Plus we wouldn’t have 1000+ American troops dead for no good reason.

Are you ever troubled by these lose weight over night schemes? They say take our pill, drink our stuff, and sleep off those extra pounds. When in reality, exercise and dieting are the right ways to get rid of extra weight. Well have you ever compared those quick plans to John Kerry’s plan? He says that he will go over clean Iraq up in a couple years and be able to go on with life. When in fact it will take much longer, how long did it take America to become a nation?

I have read John Kerry’s plan for getting out of Iraq, go read it yourself; it’s on his website. It doesn’t sound anything like your lame weight-loss plan analogy. It doesn’t say we’re going to “clean Iraq up in a couple years and be able to go on with life.” That’s just bullshit. It’s certainly a better plan for keeping our soldiers safe and getting the job done that Bush’s plan.

Why didn’t Saddam Hussein just comply with the inspectors? Do you know? It sounds like he was trying to hide something, doesn’t it? He never ever gave a straight answer. That might have been threatening to us, the U.S. I know that there are other countries that have weapons of mass destruction, but we must take care of one at a time.

Saddam Hussein WAS COMPLYING. He was letting the inspectors look, and they couldn’t find anything. He wasn’t hiding anything, because he DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO HIDE. As you might have realized, there were not Weapons of Mass Destruction. He certainly did give a straight answer to the U.N. It’s just that George Bush didn’t like the answer. And George Bush wanted to invade Iraq, whether he had a good reason or not.

Also Pres. Bush doesn’t support gay marriage. Why does Kerry? We all know that there is no way in the world that two people of the same sex can reproduce. We also know that a man’s qualities compliment a woman and woman’s qualities compliment a man. You all think you have it straight and obviously you don’t.

First of all, John Kerry doesn’t support gay marriage, you idiot. Pay attention. Second. I’M GAY, AND I WANT TO GET MARRIED. I’m only supporting Kerry because I don’t want the constitution amended. If I had a better Democratic candidate who supported gay marriage, I’d certainly vote for him. For your information, I certainly can reproduce. Dumbass. Plus you don’t know shit about what “qualities” compliment people. My wonderful girlfriend’s qualities certainly compliment me better than any man’s ever could.
Pres. Bush isn’t really all that bad. Just in the eyes of the beholder. You should support your President.

No, I shouldn’t. I’m an AMERICAN. I’m under no obligation to support the president, especially if he’s an idiot and a liar, if he’s killing people for no reason, if he’s screwing up the economy and if he threatens my well-being and the security of my family. George Bush does all those things.

Pres. Bush has my vote and a lot of other people I know as well!!!! Good Luck to yourself!

And John Kerry has my vote, and a lot of other people I know, too. We’ll see what happens in a couple of weeks.

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Recent News Items

Or, “Things That You Overlook When You’re Appendix is Exploding”

  • Michael Savage, darling of the right-wing, got fired for saying he hoped someone would get AIDS. Good lord, you didn’t realize the man said stuff like this all the time? Did you listen to him at all before you hired him?
  • Bush is exposed as overstating (non-existent) links between Al-Qaeda and Saddam.
  • Bush’s lies about weapons of mass destruction are being exposed. And it’s about way more than those 16 little words in his State of the Union, kids. You can say “case closed” all you want to, Georgie, but that ain’t gonna make it so.
  • Other countries are responding to Bush’s appeal for military help in Iraq by pointing out their hands are tied by Bush’s diplomatic failure: “‘[link deprecated:”>Were there to be an explicit U.N. mandate for the purpose, the government of India could consider the deployment of our troops in Iraq,]” foreign minister Yashwant Sinha told reporters after a two-hour meeting of the cabinet’s security committee.” Or to put it more succinctly: “We’d love to help, but we can’t without a U.N. mandate, and oh, yes, you fail to wait for one. Sorry.”
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Poor Natalie. Poor America.

Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks was forced by her record company to apologize for her remarks in London about President Bush. While on stage in London, she said, “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” They made her take it back, but no one can tell me what opinion to have… so here goes:

I’m ashamed of President Bush. I’m ashamed we have a moron for President. I’m ashamed that we’re going to bomb a country comprised of almost 50% children just so some oil baron assholes can profiteer off the oil they seize. I’m ashamed that the Democrats are so damned lame they’re doing nothing to combat this injustice. I’m ashamed that my own city voted to support the White House’s unjustified and probably illegal actions. I’m ashamed that all of our basic civil rights are being thrown out the window. I’m ashamed that the American People are so damned gullible that they roll over and play dead when the government raises the “terror alert” to try to create panic and submission. I’m ashamed of what this year, this decade will look like to folks forty, fifty, a hundred years in the future.

I’m proud to be an American. I just wish every else would remember what that really is supposed to mean.

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Sorry, Lafayette, I’m Staying Home

General Lafayette
General Lafayette

A Florida congresswoman, Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite is proposing legislation to enable families of war dead who are buried in France to exhume their bodies and bring them home to be buried in the United States. Her explanation: “I, along with many other Americans, do not feel that the French government appreciates the sacrifices men and women in uniform have made to defend the freedom that the French enjoy today.”

Never mind that the reason we enjoyed any of the freedom we used to have in this country is because the without the help of France, we would never have won the revolutionary war. That’s the reason Eisenhower sent a message to the French on the eve of the D-Day invasion: “Lafayette, I’m coming.” And General Lafayette, the Frenchman who came to our aid, loved America so much that he wanted to be buried on American soil.

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Give it up, George

You’ve probably all heard the story by now of how our esteemed elected officials decided to change the name of french fries and toast (“House cafeterias change names for ‘french’ fries and ‘french’ toast”) to “freedom fries” and “freedom toast” on the house menu because the French are opposed to us starting an unjustified war with Iraq and then profiteering from it.

Well, check out all the shit at the White House that was given to us by the French. I could use some of that stuff… hand it over, George. Come to think of it, they gave us the Statue of Liberty, too. Geez, I hope that since we’re no longer a free country, they don’t decide to ask for it back.

Washington Clock
Washington Clock Gift from France
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Interment of American Citizens

In the IT’S STARTING ALREADY Department — a congressman who heads a homeland security subcommittee said on a radio call-in program that he agreed with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and suggests that such interment for Arab-Americans may occur in the future. I don’t know about you, but as a gay person, I’m looking over some survivalist programs. Because if they come to lock me up, which is becoming a more realistic threat every day, I’m going to be ready for them.

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Osama bin Laden really is alive after all

So, it seems Osama bin Laden really is alive after all: [He’s ba-a-ck!
America’s public enemy No. 1 has suddenly reappeared — and the White House doesn’t care – JOE CONASON

Considering that we’ve totally fucked up Afghanistan and this ass is still alive, why they hell are we talking about Iraq? Please, please tell me.

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