Subj: Re: Can you explain this to me? 

Linh,

I can't explain everything that was in that written diatribe but I can tell you that the gist of it all was to stay away from Kerry. In my own mind he is everything that we don't want leading our great nation. He has lied consistently about his relationship with Iraq. The fact that Clinton is sponsoring him is enough to tell me that we don't want Kerry for President! Clinton is a born liar who disgraced this great nation of ours by participating in having his kazoo sucked right in the Oval Office. We consistently hear about morals and how they have deteriorated in our great nation. Believe me that the Republicans did not lead that effort. Stay away from Kerry!

All the best,

Papa San

----- Original Message ----- 

Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 10:07 AM
Subject: Fwd: Can you explain this to me?
In a message dated 10/21/2004 5:06:50 AM Pacific Standard Time, Cur<>@aol.com writes: 

Can you explain this to me? It was passed to me, but I can't understand it. Maybe you can. 
There just seems to be a different, more relaxed standard of conduct for Democrats than for Republicans ... 

I'm trying to get all this political stuff straightened out in my head so I'll know how to vote come November. 
Right now, we have one guy saying one thing. Then the other guy says something else. 
Who to believe. Le me see; have I got this straight? 

Clinton awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Yugoslavia- good... 
Bush awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Iraq- bad... 

Clinton spends 77 billion on war in Serbia- good... 
Bush spends 87 billion in Iraq- bad... 

Clinton imposes regime change in Serbia- good... 
Bush imposes regime change in Iraq- bad... 

Clinton bombs Christian Serbs on behalf of Muslim Albanian terrorists - good... 
Bush liberates 25 million from a genocidal dictator - bad... 

Clinton bombs Chinese embassy - good... 
Bush bombs terrorist camps - bad... 

Clinton commits felonies while in office - good... 
Bush lands on aircraft carrier in jumpsuit - bad... 

No mass graves found in Serbia- good... 
No WMD found Iraq- bad... 

Stock market crashes in 2000 under Clinton- good... 
Economy on upswing under Bush - bad... 

Clinton refuses to take custody of Bin Laden - good... 
World Trade Centers fall under Bush - bad... 

Clinton says Saddam has nukes - good... 
Bush says Saddam has nukes - bad... 

Clinton calls for regime change in Iraq- good... 
Bush imposes regime change in Iraq- bad... 

Terrorist training in Afghanistan under Clinton- good... 
Bush destroys training camps in Afghanistan- bad... 

Milosevic not yet convicted - good... 
Saddam turned over for trial - bad... 

Ahh, it's so confusing! 

Every year an independent tax watchdog group analyzes the average tax burden on Americans, and then calculates the "Tax Freedom Day". 
This is the day after which the money you earn goes to you, not the government. 
This year, tax freedom day was April 11th. 
That's the earliest it has been since 1991. 
It's latest day ever was May 2nd, which occurred in 2000. 
Notice anything special about those dates? 

Recently, John Kerry gave a speech in which he claimed Americans are actually paying more taxes under Bush, despite the tax cuts. He gave no explanation and provided no data for this claim. 

Another interesting fact: Both George Bush and John Kerry are wealthy men. 
Bush owns only one home, his ranch in Texas. 
Kerry owns 4 mansions, all worth several million dollars. 
(His ski resort home in Idaho is an old barn brought over from Europe in pieces. Not your average A-frame). 

Bush paid $250,000 in taxes this year; Kerry paid $90,000. 
Does that sound right? 
The man who wants to raise your taxes obviously has figured out a way to avoid paying his own. 

Pass this on. Only a few days until the election

FYI: 2004 Election Voter Guide 

Depending on the way you lean, the following information 
could have a bearing on decisions you make on November 2004. 


Issues of Importance = * 

* Gay Marriage: 
President Bush is opposed. 
John Kerry favors. 

* Partial-Birth Abortion: 
President Bush is opposed. 
John Kerry favors. 

* Restoring voluntary prayer in the public schools: 
President Bush Favors. 
John Kerry is Opposed. 

* Mel Gibson & the making of a film about Christ: 
President Bush supports Gibson. 
John Kerry participated in Left's assault on Gibson, suggesting possible anti-Semitism even though Kerry had not seen the film. 

* Boy Scouts' belief in God and not allowing 
Homosexual Scout Leaders: 
President Bush supports Boy Scouts' stand. 
John Kerry opposes boy Scouts' stand. 

* Asking for God's blessing on America: 
President Bush often asks God to bless America in his speeches. 
John Kerry attacks Bush for mentioning God so often. 

* Judges: 
President bush says "We need common-sense judges who believe our rights are derived from God." 
John Kerry insists on judges who support the ACLU's radical anti-Christian, anti-God, anti-family agenda. 
John Kerry is insistent on blocking President Bush's 
federal judge appointments. 

* Overall Record: 
President Bush does not vote on issues before Congress 
but, based on his publicly stated positions, would 
receive an 85% conservative rating. 
John Kerry, according to the highly respected, 
politically-neutral National Journal, 
rates Kerry the most liberal U. S. Senator in 2003 - 
- more liberal than Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton. 

[Sent to me by a retired general]

Subj: Thank you for your feedback. America is just precious! 
Date: 10/22/2004 12:14:40 AM Pacific Standard Time 
From: Poet Linh D Vo 
To: gerald<>@navy.mil, 

Subj: RE: www.gratitude.org/presidential_election.htm 
Date: 10/21/2004 1:20:06 PM Pacific Standard Time 
From: gerald<>@navy.mil 
To: PoetLinhDVo@cs.com 

Could we try being at least a little accurate, please???
Nothing like setting up a straw man to knock down.
Poetic license should be limited to poems.
Just some examples NOBODY said bombing the Chinese embassy was good. 
And where does that $77 billion figure for Bosnia come from. 
And before 2000, Halliburton was #29 in $ value of defense contracts. In 2003, it went to #7.
Gerry

-----Original Message-----

Dear Sir:

In regard to your feedback, "Poetic license should be limited to poems":


My poems are like a bouquet of flowers. 
The contributing pieces of writing from my readers are like a vase. 
We are separated, yet we are not. 
A bouquet of flowers is always a bouquet of flowers. 
A vase too, forever a vase.


Prayerfully yours,
Linh Duy Vo, Poet
P.S. 
I'm thankful for your kindness in correcting the items in the email, which was forwarded to me by a Viet Vet's son. His father is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel who flew over 100 missions over North Vietnam. I am posting your corrections in "Presidential Election" page, which is an item of "The Current Issues." It's what it is: "The Current Issues".

CC: Viet Vets Joe Casal, Joe Gildea
Thank you for your feedback. America is just precious! 

 

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