[opendtv] Re: SINCLAIR TO AIR "A POW STORY: POLITICS, PRESSUREANDTHE MEDIA"

Can we please take this debate elsewhere? This simply isn't the appropriate 
venue.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dewey Weaver" <dweaver@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 3:19 PM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: SINCLAIR TO AIR "A POW STORY: POLITICS, 
PRESSUREANDTHE MEDIA"


> Bob - you may be right about the type of jet and I also have no doubt that 
> 4 months in harms way is an eternity but you've lost me otherwise.  Are 
> you implying something along the lines of " Daddy - use your influence and 
> get me a cush job flying missle equipped fighter jets so that I won't get 
> killed defending the country"? I don't buy in to the rest of your argument 
> and only have John Kerry's words and actions to make my own judgement. 
> Throwing another veterans ribbons over the fence, claiming "I gave back my 
> medals" then showing off  his own medals in his Senate office for the next 
> 20 years tells us just who this man is. John Kerry made Vietnam a 
> centerpiece issue in this election by playing both sides of the fence. 
> That doesn't work in sports, religion, politics, Nascar or championship 
> wrasslin.   He should agree to release the rest of his military records. I 
> look forward to getting more of that picture painted in the coming weeks.
>
> How do you feel about his wifes 12% tax rate on her $5m income?
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 18:03:59 -0400
>
>>Dewey Weaver wrote:
>>
>>>Bob - thank you for your service to this country. Bush was honorably 
>>>discharged. Flying F4s over the GOM was not exactly a risk free endeavor. 
>>>John Kerry volunteered and put himself in the line of fire then gave 
>>>comfort to the enemy in Paris while he was still an officer in the Navy. 
>>>Aren't you interested in seeing the 100 or so pages of his military 
>>>records that he refuses to release? Bush released all of his... why 
>>>doesn't John Kerry do the same? What does he have to hide?
>>>
>>>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>>>From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Reply-To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 17:18:30 -0400
>>>
>>I don't think Bush flew F-4's.
>>
>>John Kerry who many say was thinking of his political future every
>>minute of his early years obviously wasn't when he went to Paris. He did
>>what was considered political suicide at the time many times. And as we
>>see it is having its negative effect 35 years later. You can criticize
>>Kerry a lot more for his Senate carrier being non-discript but not his
>>early years. He seems to me that he was full of conviction and willing
>>to put his ass and his political career on the line for what he believed 
>>in.
>>
>>I for one think he did most of what he did out of patriotism and
>>knowingly against his own best interest politically early on.
>>
>>BTW many criticize Kerry for the short time, four months, he was in
>>country. Four months where Kerry was was an eternity and it became one
>>for many. Anybody who was there want to comment on how long four months
>>was in Nam?
>>
>>Bush flew jets back home. It was dangerous especially since he was doing
>>the flying (F-102's).
>>http://www.seanet.com/~johnco/bush102.htm
>>
>>I was drafted the same month Bush enlisted. After basic training we got
>>a week off before advanced infantry training. I don't remember an option
>>where I could take 8 weeks off for a political campaign right after
>>basic. (read the article) Bush did this again for a year or more in
>>Alabama and again to go to Harvard and then he got our 8 months early.
>>
>>I don't remember anyone I knew in the service having any of these options.
>>
>>At least Kerry has records to withhold. Most of Bush's records seem to
>>have disappeared along with most of his buddies who flew with him.
>>
>>Was he ever actually a pilot at all?
>>
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