6-1-2004 The day Kirby Park stood still

Are you paying tribute to all the people you spat on, Senator Kerry?--A heckler at the Vietnam Memorial yesterday referring to Kerry's commie-backed Vietnam Veterans Against the War days.


Holy jumpin' orangutan farts, Batman! What kind of total idiot would throw a Vietnam veteran the finger in public while running for the presidency? And on Memorial Day no less? While at the Vietnam Memorial?

Democratic senator - and certain presidential nominee - John F. Kerry gave the middle finger to a Vietnam veteran at the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Memorial Day morning, NewsMax.com has learned.

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And this is freakin' classic. You couldn't make up stuff this outlandish:

A Ho Chi Minh City museum that honors Vietnam war protesters features a photograph of Sen. John Kerry being greeted by the general secretary of the Communist Party, Comrade Do Muoi.

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And check this quote. This had me shaking my freakin' head in stunned disbelief.

The enemy is different and we must think and act anew. We have to do everything we can to stop a nuclear weapon from ever reaching our shore and that mission begins far away. The greatest threat we face today (is) the possibility of al Qaeda or other terrorists getting their hands on a nuclear weapon. Osama bin Laden has called obtaining a weapon of mass destruction a 'sacred duty.--John Kerry

Wow! Did he think that up all by his lonesome or did his paperboy plant that notion in his noggin'? I never would have thought of that angle.

Sorry Ethel, but this guy is a spud looking for a good mashing. Mark my words, he is gonna get fargin' spanked in November. All the anti-Bush tirades in the world won't help this walking, talking non-Idaho spud.

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...women of all time??? I just had to read this one. Madonna #19? Were the pollees sober? Angelina Jolie #4? Of all time? I've seen women wandering in our downtown that put her to shame. Those Aussies must be eating the fermented fruits again. How about this one? Sophia Loren at #81??? I think she came in about 80 spots lower than she should have. Hubba hubba! Brigitte Bardot a lowly #49? Come on! Can you say "ultimate sex kitten?" And there was one notable omission that I could think of. How about Rachel Welch?

I don't know how old most of you were when you first saw 1,000,000 years B.C., but I was around eight or nine years-old when I first saw it at the Sandy Beach drive-in. After that night, I started looking at my usual babysitter in a whole new way.

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With my extended weekend over...

...I awoke very early this morning, reached for the on/off button on my desktop AM radio and waited for Nancy & Kev to come on. With the Memorial Day ceremonies, the unveiling of the new WWII memorial, and the closing ceremony for the Healing Field having been attended by our governor, I was interested in Nancy & Kev's take on things.

Much to my surprise and dismay, they launched into the 300th consecutive day of hacking on Bush. At least they're consistent. This particular three hour anti-Bush exercise was a result of the news that Bush was given Saddam's handgun by the troops that captured him and Bush not only keeps it nearby, he occasionally shows it to visitors of the oval office. Oh no! Say it ain't so? A war souvenir? Why, no one has ever stooped so low. How shocking!

It's almost as bad as the lady who I had asked why she had a Nazi S.S. helmet in her basement. She proudly and calmly went on to explain that her "husband killed that sumbitch and took it" some years ago. The horror.

Should Bush be hanging on to Saddam's handgun? Who gives a flying f**k! Christ! The assinine sh*t that some people fret over. Or in the case of WILK this morning: over and over and over and over and over until thankfully, 9 AM arrived and they were ushered away from the microphones. Gee, I can't wait to find out what else Bush did wrong when I crawl out of bed tomorrow morning. This is what happens when you have zero competition: You get sloppy and lazy.

And Kevin, the registered Republican that loathes all Republicans, completely blew it while laughing and chuckling over the voice of a caller who dared to question the all-knowing, laughing gnome himself. He flared and demanded to know where the caller had gotten his "obviously" challenged information from and spewed forth with "...some knuckle-dragging Republican site?" Whoops! Somebody just slipped and fell out of the left-leaning closet. And there it is folks. The Republican (?) who refers to Republicans as knuckle-draggers. The big lie exposed. Off to the gulag comrade. The jig is up. No more manchurian candidate radio.

To hear the latest Bush bash, tune in at 6:06 AM. You'll hear a guy too lazy to cut his grass telling us how the entire world should be managed.

From the e-mail inbox:

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1.) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary,

2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into the Program,

3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be put into an independent "Trust Fund" rather than into the General operating fund.

4.) That the money the participants put into the independent "Trust Fund" rather than into the General operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,

5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month -- and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to "put away," you may be interested in the following:

Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent "Trust" fund and put it into the General fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically-controlled House and Senate.

Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party.

Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?

A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the "tie-breaking" deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.

Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?

A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive SSI Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!

Then, after doing all this lying and thieving and violation of the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is, uninformed citizens believe it!

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during this 2004 election year!


None of that matters. Bush stole the election. Bush prays. How utterly gross. Bush lied. And he was AWOL. And he won't bow down to the United Nincompoops. And he...

They almost got my tear-ducts...

...to activate at the closing ceremonies of the healing field last night. Almost, but not quite.

Sure, it was sad being in close proximity to the Snyder family and the relatives left behind by Sherwood Baker. It was a bit unsettling to have a soldier on hand that was shipping back to the war in a few short hours. The singing of the national anthem by some cute kid from Meyers only made my chest swell a bit. Hearing J.J. Murphy's daughters (aged 2 and 3) recite the pledge of allegiance was the coolest. Cute lil' buggers. Thank goodness they look like their mom. The speeches by all involved were thoughtful and respectful. Some kilted guys belted out a few tunes on bagpipes, but I freaking hate the sounds that bagpipes emit.

Then Murphy announced to those of us that bother to do more than pay lip service to being patriotic, that we should all hold hands and sing God Bless America. As he made this announcement, I was looking back at the healing field and watching all of the people wander to and fro amongst the flags. Once the singing began, the lady from fire headquarters reached for my hand and I joined in though not too loudly so as not to scare anyone away. After a few bars, I looked back at the flags and everyone scattered across the park had stopped dead in their tracks and they were all staring at the pavillion where our voices were emanating from. I looked towards the top of the dike and the scene was the same. The entire park was devoid of any movement. It was the damndest thing I've ever witnessed. We finished the song and tissues were being dabbed over quite a few eyes. I swallowed nothing of note kinda hard. Like I said, almost, but not quite.

Anywho, after having that endless sea of red, white and blue for two weeks now, it's just not going to be right after it's gone. It seems as if we're doing something wrong by removing it. I dropped by Franny's tent today to pick up my flag, as had many others, and I felt as if we were dismantling a sacred piece of history. Some said we were desecrating those flags. They couldn't be further from the truth if they left for Nirvana tonight.

It was mentioned last night that the city might erect a permanent marker in the park as a lasting reminder as to what became of our little corner of the world for two weeks in May, 2004. I'm all for that idea, but it's not as if I'd ever forget witnessing what went on here. I think I'll see those flags every single time I pass or enter that park for the remainder of my days. And I'll certainly never forget the day Kirby Park stood still.

God bless America. I hear that.