Gut Rumbles

October 01, 2004

john kerry

Maybe he WAS a war hero. I doubt it and I tend to side with Recondo 32 and the Swift Boat Veterans on this topic, but I may be wrong. Perhaps Kerry DID distinguish himself so brilliantly in four months that he won more medals than people I know who fought for TWO YEARS in that war. Perhaps he DID earn three purple hearts without ever showing a scar for any of them. Yeah... PERHAPS.

I am 52 years old. I remember the Vietnam war very clearly and I also have many friends who fought in it. The ones I know who have Purple Hearts got the shit blown out of them in intense firefights. Kerry didn't. He got Purple Hearts for scratches.

One friend of mine has some really interesting scars on both legs. They are puckered holes caused by AK-47 bullets. He's happy to tell you the story about how he got ambushed one day and shot clean through the thigh first and thought that his femoral artery might be pierced because he was bleeding so badly. He jumped up and ran anyway, with bullets flying all around him. He got hit AGAIN, this time in the other leg, with an AK round through the calf.

He told me that fear and adrenelin are wonderful things. When you REALLY BELIEVE that you're GONNA DIE, bullets that go in-and-out don't stop you. He fell down before he arrived at the extraction point, and he couldn't get up again. Too much blood loss. But his buddies came back and hauled him onto the helicopter.

He spent three months in a hospital after that. He still walks with a bad limp today. That calf-wound took a lot of muscle and gristle with it. It damn near blew his leg off.

Yeah, John. Tell me a story like THAT ONE, hero.


He's a loser! But I'm sure he'll make you up a story anyway you'd like it. Love your blog and your pretty damn hot too.

Posted by: Dawn on October 1, 2004 12:28 PM

Would it really matter if he could tell a story like that? Last time I checked, service in the military was not a requirement to be President. Sure, a story like that might say something about his character. I'd prefer that he talk about all the great things he's accomplished during his 20 years in the senate...oh, wait a mintue. Never mind.

Posted by: Kirk on October 1, 2004 02:05 PM

I remember the Vietnam war very clearly ....
well You didnt have to go...You kept the viet cong out of rincon,like bu$h did in Alabama..hats off to the "swift chair vets"

Posted by: frank on October 1, 2004 06:04 PM

Gotdamn Rob..sounds like you were there, which branch were you in?

Posted by: Bob in the hills on October 1, 2004 09:06 PM

Soooo... where was George Bush during Vietnam? Here's what I know:

George Bush could have volunteered, but didn't. John Kerry could have died in Vietnam but didn't. Lucky us.

Kerry for President 2004

Posted by: Graham on October 2, 2004 02:51 AM

Bush was flying interdiction missions over the Gulf of Mexico in one of the most dangerous planes ever put into regular service.
HE VOLUNTEERED to go to Viet Nam when they were going to send a squadren of his plane type and was TURNED down because they only wanted pilots with 500 hrs or more, and he onle had 300 hrs at the time.

It's a misnomer that Kerry volnteered for Viet Nam, he didn't. He enlisted in the Navy RESERVE, because it was the safest place to join, but his unit was activated, when he got to Viet Nam, he volunteered for the Swift boats, because statisticly, they were the safes place to be, but then the Admiral switched their mission from coast patrol to brown water river, it only took 2 1/2 months after that to fake his purple hearts to get out.

Kerry may be the only person to be a "war Hero" in spite of everyuthing he did to avoid it!

He then proceded to disparage all his fellow veterans, and engaged in talks with the enemy while still in the reserves....He SHOULD still be serving time in a cell at Leavenworth, not running for President.

And tell me, WHY didn't he receive his discharge untill 2001? There's something here that really stinks to high heaven.

Posted by: delftsman3 on October 2, 2004 03:06 AM

Kerry sucks a dog dick, fuck off Kerry and all of your stupis ass friends, you are going to get the shit beat out of you, come November, Cat.

Posted by: Catfish on October 2, 2004 08:48 AM

Kerry sucks a dog dick, fuck off Kerry
Wow catfish,you are the "great american".
I see your kind at Walmart.Frank Zappa had a song called "Honey take your teeth out",that catfish,is you.

Posted by: frank on October 2, 2004 04:13 PM

and what really chaps my ass--is--rob, i bet your friend didnt have a photograher following him around snapping pix of him in a macho pose with sleeves rolled up holding a gun- i know my friends didnt---they did their hard grunt service, came home- and never talked about it until pressed

Posted by: mikeymom on October 2, 2004 10:03 PM

and what really chaps my ass--is--rob
You know what really chaps my ass Mikeymom?Who the hell ARE you?

Posted by: frank on October 3, 2004 05:59 AM

Did my safe year-long tour in Nam in '71. Many of the guys from my little ol' town (maybe 12,000 people) weren't nearly so lucky. We have 17 names on The Wall in DC. Others missing a leg, eye or other parts we all wish to keep. I don't pretend to speak for all of them, but I strongly SUSPECT they can't be happy with Kerry's testimony before the Senate in '71. I KNOW FOR A FACT that not one of them would have put in for (or accepted) a MOPH for Kerry-like scratches that were treated with Neosporin & a band-aid. Nor did any of the grunts bring along a movie camera to shoot self-serving "documentary" footage. The ywere just a little busy trying not to get their scrotums shot off. War hero my ass....

Posted by: Hap Arnold on October 3, 2004 11:49 AM

Kerry volunteered.
Bush didn't.
Need I say more?
Fuck off southern hicks.
I think The Red Hot Chili Peppers said it best.
"Hicks in the Sticks don't mix with politics"
Do us all a favor and don't vote until your IQs rise above mentally retarded.

Posted by: Graham on October 6, 2004 01:24 AM

Im a veteran of Grenada, Panama, Gulf War pt 1, Somalia and now this one and just retired in October.. I cant see a man who spent just enough time in a combat zone collect so many purple hearts and then leave his men.
Im with todays Army and We would never do that Mr Kerry, Im ashamed of you..
I have reviewed your voting record in the senate and I dont know how you can be so "pro" military now, and so "anti" military then.. I dont know how you can be for the average joe, when you have lived in privledge all your life.. Your not fooling the smart Soldier watching you Mr. Kerry .. And god forgive a man who will not fight for anything, has nothing ..
A recently retired Soldier of a Great Country.

Posted by: rick on October 29, 2004 11:12 PM

Hey Graham you fuckin piece of shit, why dont you fuckin go move to europe so you can be with all your little socialist buddies, learn to speak muslim, and go live in a cave with osama, and make sure your in there when we shoot missles into his fuckin hell hole you god damn communist

Posted by: Jeff on November 1, 2004 04:42 PM

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