I know I've been a really lame blogger lately. I was entirely too busy with the class I taught last weekend, my stats class, and my mom's visit. Things will settle down after this weekend and I'll be able to concentrate again.
Regarding the "Spitballs," perhaps you should check facts before applauding Mr. Miller's snide comment.
Cheney, at the time defense secretary, had scolded Congress for keeping alive such programs as the F-14 and F-16 jet fighters that he wanted to eliminate. Miller said in his speech that Kerry had foolishly opposed both the weapons systems and would have left the military armed with "spitballs." During that same debate, President George H.W. Bush, the current president's father, proposed shutting down production of the B-2 bomber -- another weapons system cited by Miller -- and pledged to cut defense spending by 30 percent in eight years.
Now, that is something to snicker at.
Posted by: curveball at September 03, 2004 09:36 PM (4M6f+)
Yeah Sarah, TRUST the Washington Post to report 'unbiased' facts. Simply IGNORE the Kerry Amendment, #1452 put forward by Sen. Kerry in 1994, 103rd Congress, 2nd session - with proposed cuts of $6B that even Ted Kennedy voted 'NAY' against. He is an 'internationalist' afterall and anyone who doubts it should check his record for themselves (as I have) at senate.gov - it's clear to see. Dick Cheney has been VP for 4 years, as has President Bush. They didn't serve in Vietnam - but they've served 3 years in the War on Terror. Recent history matters - which is why Kerry can't talk to America about his own worthless record.
Posted by: Kathleen A at September 03, 2004 09:43 PM (vnAYT)
Posted by: curveball at September 03, 2004 09:45 PM (4M6f+)
Right, you "checked" his record yourself...Your rant sounds like an attack ad making the rounds:
Polly want a cracker?
Why your are there, you might want to check out their take on Mr. Miller's speech.
Posted by: curveball at September 03, 2004 10:18 PM (4M6f+)
Um, yeah, I did. WAY before it was popular to do so.
Here it is on my website.
Sorry Sarah. Just because I can read and research on my own doesn't mean I should be lambasted by someone who's drinking the Kerry Kool Aid.
Posted by: Kathleen A at September 03, 2004 11:12 PM (vnAYT)
Dick says "Go fuck yourself."
YHBT. YHL. HAND.
Posted by: curveball at September 04, 2004 01:54 AM (XxIKf)
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