Thursday, November 02, 2006

Damn John Kerry

Senator John Kerry actively sought out the families of servive men and women killed in Iraq, exorting them to join him in his anti-Bush crusade and undermine the war effort. As reported by CNS yesterday, Catherine Moy and Melanie Morgan, authors of "American Mourning" write:

...[John]Kerry and liberal activist Michael Moore personally recruited family members within days of their son's deaths - and sometimes even at the funerals - to come and work for the campaign in order to undermine Bush.

"It was shocking and really offensive behavior, and that's exactly what happened to Cindy Sheehan, who we tracked down," Morgan said. "She went on the payroll of John Kerry's campaign within days after her son's death, as well as her daughter, Carly."

As chronicled in "American Mourning," Sheehan later said she was sorry that she had worked for Kerry's campaign. "I will not support a pro-war Democrat. I regret supporting John Kerry in 2004," she said. "The movement gained nothing from his candidacy."
I cannot describe how disgusted I feel right now. John Kerry is the most vile reprobate to ever hold public office. A vultures and vampires have more dignity than this ghoul. Arrogant, snob, lout, opportunist, rude, boor, haughty, supercilious, loathsome are all words to discribe John Kerry and one would still not come close to a true image of the odious creature John Kerry. Most certainly admirable, courageous, brave, valiant, stout-hearted, honest, trustworthy are not words that spring to mind when speaking of this oafish degenerate.

The only thing worse than Kerry is the Democrat Party that still supports and honors him. That any organization representing Americans cannot bring themselves the recognize a truly vacuous individual masquerading as a man of worth speaks volumns on the principles underlying that organization. Kerry should be repudiated and dismissed from the Democrat Party, he should be shunned at all public events, any recognition that he ever walk this great land should be expunged. That is how great my disgust for this man is and so much more. He is truly one of the most shamefull people to ever hold public office.

To echo a condemnation of John Jay in the early years of our Republic - God damn John Kerry. God damn all those who support John Kerry. God damn all those who will not God damn John Kerry.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


atheling2 said...

Reprehensible. Absolutely reprehensible.

Can the Democrats stoop any lower? Quislings. Benedict Arnolds. Judas.

Scum. All of them. How can they sell their country to defeat? Blind, mad, foolish, venomous...

Van Helsing said...

Maybe Kerry got the idea of raiding soldiers' funerals from Fred Phelps and his cult.

mudkitty said...

Why don't I hear you gals getting upset about the fact that R Majority Whip John Boehner said that the problems of the occupation are the generals fault, not Rummy's? If that isn't blaming the troops, I don't know what is.

atheling2 said...

Generals aren't considered to be part of "the troops". If you were better educated and had a better knowledge of how it all works you wouldn't make such ignorant comments.

mudkitty said...

You're kidding, right...? The generals on the ground aren't considered to be troops? Do you seriously want to stand by that statement?

Indigo Red said...

No, she's actually not kidding.

Troops is a military unit originally describing a small cavalry force led by a troop leader. The soldiers (voluntary or conscripted fighters for pay as opposed to warriors which are clan members of fighting age and automatically part of the defense force) were called troopers bearing the rank of private. The term "troop" has different and often specific meanings in different militaries.

In the US Cavalry (formerly horse, currently mechanized infantry utilizing armored troop carriers and air-cavalry using helicopters), traditional usage of trooper has been to denote any soldier of any rank as a general rule. Trooper is no longer a specific rank in the US Armed Forces. Therefore, any man or woman wearing an ARMY uniform is colloquially a troop. An assemblage of these individual troops (soldiers) is also a troop.

In practice, soldiers and their leaders are distinguished as troops by being the Boots on Ground Grunts from the three grades of Private to several grades of Specialist.

Corpaorals in the Army and Marines are non-commissioned officers (NCO, Non-Com) as are all ranks of Sergeant, and Petty Officer in the Navy and Coast Guard. In the US Armed Forces, Warrant Officers are never considered NCOs, as they hold a rank between noncommissioned officers and commissioned officers. The difference here being that NCOs receive their authority by appointment from a commissioned officer who has been granted a junior officer rank by Congress.

The US Military graduates commissioned officers from Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning. Commissioned Officers also come from West Point, Annapolis, ROTC, and other officer training schools, and battlefeild commissions from lower rates. Battlefield commissioning results from demonstrated personal abilities or combat attrition, i.e., the CO's are dead or have been removed from the field due to wounds. Somebody has to lead. Until WWII a battlefield commission was known as a Brevet. Probably the most famous being Brevet Gen, Lt Col George Armstrong Custer, Lt.Col. was the official Army rank, but when in the field he exercised the rank of General.

Soldiers from the ranks of Lieutenant and up are Commissioned Officers (CO's.) This is the distinguishing factor today between "troops" and Generals "on the ground". Generals and officers command troops. I would suppose that in the sense that troops are soldiers, Generals would be troops, but only to the Commander-in-Chief, and Secretary of Defense.

But, as any trooper knows, soldiers are soldiers everywhere and Officers are bastards.

atheling2 said...


She's probably brain dead by now.

atheling2 said...

BTW, how old are you mudkitty?

My guess is 15.

The Flomblog said...
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The Flomblog said...

The Air Forse considers an E4 (three stripes in the Air force) a Senior Airman. Back during the Vietnam days an E4 was a Sergeant. Before that an E4 was an Airman first class. AN E4 in the army or marines is a Corporal or a Specialist in the army, A petty officer 3rd in the navy (I believe).

I still refer to myself as a former AF Sergeant as that was the grade I held. And I believe that since I wore that during a war, I am entitled to retain the title.

Thanks for the explaination of a brevet. I had wondered what that meant for years but couldnt find it. Is there a source for that infomration?

Indigo Red said...

A good general source is Wikipedia. Also, googling "brevet" will bring up more stuff, but watch out for bicycle races known as brevets. There's far more references for those. Look only for the military refs.

mudkitty said...

Look, sillys, I know all about ranks. And you know I know about that. You guys are chasing a red herring, hoping to avoid the true facts. I suppose the Military Times is part of the "liberal media?"

I suppose posting how-two info on how to make a nuclear bomb on the Pentagon website is "conservative?"

Antthing, haven't you got anything other that adhominem? Look it up.

atheling2 said...

Right, mudkitty, your clumsy attempt to cover up your ignorance is showing. How old are you?

mudkitty said...

Too old I'm afraid. But then with your compassionete xian conservatisem, you'll next come up with the "she's senile" line.

Yeah, we can see you coming a mile away.

Did you look up the meaning of adhominem?

The great generals throughout history have always won the hearts of their troops by likening themselves to the troops.

Your gotcha game is so infantile. You guys do know what a red hearing is, don't you? Well so does everybody else.

Indigo Red said...

"Sillys"!! Oooo! I'm all a-twitter.

Silly is not something that is mildly amusing. Silly means stupid. Again - GET A DICTIONARY!

Other than the red herring smell that hangs around your preciousness, you have no idea about rank.

Great and poor Generals have won the hearts of their men (often and vaguely referred to as troops) by appealling to their stomachs and in wars before the 20th century, the soldier's natural bent toward plunder and greed. Napolean said, " An army travles on it's stomach." Today's US military is the first armed organ that has actually GAINED weight while in-country. So much so that personnell are ordered on to weight-loss diets. Right now there is a contest being conducted by the Armed Services publications "Military Times" asking which unit or base has the best mess.

If you indeed are too old, mudkitty, take heart as you still have the mind of a child.

mudkitty said...

I wasn't trying to amuse you, I was merely meant to be descriptive.

Indigo Red said...

Well, if you only meant to be descriptive and a red herring, that's different then.

Oh, and one I missed:

"I suppose the Military Times is part of the "liberal media?" - mudkitty.

Actually, it is. You're ("you are" as oppossed to "your") probably thinking, because the publication is called "Military Times" it is, ergo, militray and government controlled. It is not.

Military Times is controlled, owned, operated, and printed by Gannett Co. a very large media company controlling newspapers from one end of the country to the other.

The Pentagon contracts to Gannett the publishing responsibility. In return, Gannett gets to charge to "troops" hard earned money to read that they are baby killers losing the war, and their leaders are scum. That's so nice of Gannett. At least, it's very Democrat of them.

atheling2 said...

Too old? Good God, I thought she was 15. The reasoning capabilities of an adolescent. Well then, that's a liberal for you.

Indigo Red said...

mudkitty said...

Antling, you lose your argument when you engage in ___________.


Oh now the Military Times is part of the liberal media. Tell that to the troops in Iraq and Afganistan, and in bases all over the world, who read it religiously.

Yeah, all of a sudden the Army Times, The Navy Times, The Marine Times, The Air Force Times, they're all liberal rags. Yeah right. That one's gonna fly. Ha!

You rightwingers will just say anything.


This comment was edited by the site owner because the commenter used a word I explained I delete just because and she didn't believe me. Next time the whole damned comment will be gone.

The Flomblog said...

Actually they are left leaning rags today. Sorry 'bout that.
The point ofthis post was the ineptitude of John Kerry.

As a matter of fact, he IS inept.

Indigo Red said...

Yeah, yeah, that's it. Kerry is inept. That's the ticket.

I think people are mistaking Military Times with Stars & Stripes.

Also, they are seeing Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Times as four different publications. It is only one publication with a few distinct service articles under the appropriate service name.

mudkitty said...

Hey, Stars and Strips is not pro-Bush either.

mudkitty said...
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Indigo Red said...

mudkitty said...
You never explained to me what word you delete? ______? That word is not profane at all. I don't understand why you would delete the word _________?

8:59 AM

This comment was deleted and edited because it contains a word, normally a non-offensive word, but one that has taken on the aspect of a club with which commenters like to use to bash others over their virtual noggins.

And because this is MY blog and I can. It was the simplest of requests, yet seems so difficult to grant. I also am doing you the courtesy of retaining the comment sans verbotten word. I may not be so forgiving in the future.

mudkitty said...

But you never told me what that word is (I'm only guessing) so I can stop using it.

Yes, I know this is your blog and you have all the power. You do not need to remind me that you can ban me at a moments notice. The fact is, as an American, you should be sticking up for me, even if you don't agree with me. That's what Americas all about.

Indigo Red said...

Stop guessing. The word is "adhominem".

And the request goes for everyone else, too. And their little dogs.

mudkitty said...

Well, I suspected. But now I know for sure not to use the word a--- just kiddin...

Indigo Red said...

mudkitty said: "Hey, Stars and Strips is not pro-Bush either."

Ofcourse, "Stars and Stripes" is not pro-Bush. The men and women of the US Armed Forces swear allegence to the US Constitution not to the President. They will naturally, support any President who supports them and their mission without insinuating they are stupid.

"Stars and Stripes" is published by the DoD through the Pentagon. "Military Times" which includes Army; Navy; Air Force; Marine Times is published by the non-governmental organization the Gannet Company.

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