SOUNDING OFF ON...Swift Boat Vets And The VP
When the Prez used his authority for recess appointments to appoint the guy who kept the Swiftboat Vets afloat, he really was (again) asserting that "not serving" wins more points than serving.
Sam Fox-St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2003
( Last week,
President Bush appointed Sam Fox as Belgium's Ambassador.
Fox is a GOP fundraiser, friend of Bush, and contributor of 50,000 bucks to the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth who were responsible for ads that helped doom John Kerry's candidacy against Bush in 2004.)
I am still amazed that the Swiftboat Vets have never admitted they were "used/manipulated/plain ole' hoodwinked" by the guy the President has appointed to be the ambassador to the hardship and war torn country of Belgium. Personally, I would have felt much better if Mr. Fox was made ambassador to Iraq.
It would be interesting to know what the Swiftboat Vets think about Iraq now-four years later and in a mess. Would Kerry have led us down the primrose path? No comment on this from Swift Boat Veterans, only silence...
Dick and Rush Revisited
The Vice President was on the Rush Limbaugh program radio program recently. Talk about humiliating... Does anybody listen to Limbaugh anymore? Why he is not in jail is way beyond me. Most anyone else who was a radio host and an oxycontin king would have been fired. Not Limbaugh.
The VP, of course, showed up with his same old sad song: we can't cut and run. What planet is this guy on? KT
Go With Veteran-Sound Off
Below are some lyrics to songs sung by the recording artist Pink on her album, I'm Not Dead
The first paragraph, "Dear Mr. President" are lyrics by Pink?
The second and third paragraphs "I have seen the Rain" are lyrics written by Pink's Dad, James Moore, a Vietnam Veteran. Pink sang the song "I have seen the Rain" with her father at functions when she was a child.
Pink and her Dad Sounding Off:
Dear Mr President (sung by Pink Featuring Indigo Girls)
Dear Mr. President, take a walk with me. What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street? Who do you pray for at night when you go to sleep. What do you feel when you look in the mirror? How do you sleep while the rest of us cry? How do you dream when a mother has not chance to say good-bye? How do you walk with your head held high? Can you look me in the eye and tell me why. Were you a lonely boy? How can you say no child is left behind? We're not dumb and we're not blind. They are all sitting in your cell, why you pave the road to hell. What kind of daughter would hate his own daughter if she were gay. I can only imagine what the first lady would say. You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine. How do you see what the rest of us cry.
Let me tell you about hard work. Minimum wage with a baby on the way. Building a bed out of a cardboard box. You don't know nothing about hard work. Dear Mr. President, you'd never take a walk with me...
I Have Seen The Rain (Sung by Pink Featuring her father, James Moore)
I've seen the rain. Wrote it in Vietnam about forty years ago. Mr. Jim Moore.
I have seen the rain. I have felt the pain. I don't know where I'll be tomorrow. I don't know where I'm going. I don't even know where I've been but I know I'd like to see it again. I spend my day just searching. I spent my nights in dreams. Stop looking over my shoulder baby. Drop out burned out soldier. They said I should have been more. I probably so if I had not been in that crazy damn Vietnam war. I have seen the rain. I have survived the pain. It has been thirty years ago and I'm just stepping out the door. Stop wondering what it mean. looking I sopped wondering what it means. Drop out soldier boy. We have seen the rain the together. We survived the pain forever. oh, It is good to be home again and good to be with my friends. It is good to feel that way...
American Casualty Report in Iraq
Thanks to Keyvan Minoukadeh