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Posted: 5/6/2003 6:46:39 PM EDT
"President Bush's address to the American people announcing combat victory in Iraq deserved to be marked with solemnity, not extravagance; with gratitude to God, not self-congratulatory gestures," Sen. Robert Byrd, D- West Virginia, said in a sharply worded speech delivered on the Senate floor. "American blood has been shed on foreign soil in defense of the president's policies. This is not some made-for-TV backdrop for a campaign commercial." Bush's prime time address to the nation Thursday was carried live on television. The White House also won extensive coverage of the buildup to the speech with the president's dramatic arrival on the USS Abraham Lincoln. Arriving by a Navy jet, he made a tailhook landing on the carrier. Last week, the White House had said that such a landing was necessary because the carrier would have been too far out for a helicopter landing. In fact, the carrier was close enough to the California coast for a helicopter landing. "The ship did make much faster progress than anticipated," White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said Tuesday, when asked about the matter. Still, he said the president "wanted to arrive on it in a manner that would allow him to see an arrival on a carrier the same way pilots got to see an arrival on a carrier." Some Democrats have criticized the landing as an elaborate and expensive photo opportunity for a president up for re-election next year. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-California, sent a letter Tuesday to the General Accounting Office -- the investigative arm of Congress -- asking for a "a full accounting of the costs associated with the president's trip." Fleischer said he had no estimate on the cost of the carrier event. The White House has described the speech as an appropriate acknowledgment of a "milestone" in the war against terrorism and also as a way of thanking the men and women in the armed services who participated in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Byrd's speech was the most pointed and stinging commentary about the matter from a lawmaker. "As I watched the president's fighter jet swoop down onto the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, I could not help but contrast the reported simple dignity of President Lincoln at Gettysburg with the flamboyant showmanship of President Bush aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln," Byrd said. Byrd, who has been a persistent and vocal critic of Bush's policies toward Iraq, said a "salute" to America's warriors was appropriate, but he added, "I do question the motives of a desk-bound president who assumes the garb of a warrior for the purposes of a speech." Byrd opposed a resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq. Scott McClellan, a White House spokesman, told CNN the president was "honored" to visit the carrier as commander in chief and "personally thank our men and women in the military for a job well done." Asked about Byrd's specific criticism of Bush's unusual arrival on the carrier, McClellan referred back to his comment about the president wanting to thank the armed forces in person. "I think I've addressed that," McClellan said.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 6:51:50 PM EDT
This coming from grand dragon a$$ wipe?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 6:54:48 PM EDT
The missing preface: What a Jack-Ass!
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 6:58:24 PM EDT
Paging Sen. Byrd, paging Sen. Byrd - The dry cleaners called - your sheet is ready.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:06:07 PM EDT
Senator Byrd: There is a piece of mistletoe clipped to my shirt tail. Feel free to use it.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:14:25 PM EDT
Crybaby. Fuck him and the horse he rode in on. I know that the GW going aboard USS Lincoln was a publicly opportunity of a grand nature but it was more than that. It was a HUGE boost to and acknowledgement of the men and women in all branches of the military for their service and sacrifice. If this fucker can’t put aside sour-grapes for that then re-read my second paragraph. Oh, and in honor of his service in the KKK... [img]http://flymeaway.net/images/c017.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:18:43 PM EDT
they're jealous
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:22:57 PM EDT
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I'm embarrassed that Sen. Byrd comes from the same country as me. Really.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:25:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: I'm embarrassed that Sen. Byrd comes from the same [strike]country[/strike] planet as me. Really.
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[:D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:28:10 PM EDT
For many(if not most)demorats, Bush or any other Republican can do no right. It's a shame that they don't want to help with the issues to solve the problems that we have here.It's just politics as usual...
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:37:26 PM EDT
Spoken like a true, "Yellow-Dog Democrap" They're still pissed that Gore lost.[puke]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:52:31 PM EDT
[size=6]Hey! How much did we spend on all the investigations on the Clintons huh? ...and now, the Vince Foster [s]murder[/s] suicide is once again being investigated. Maybe they'll find out the truth this time.[/size=6]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:57:44 PM EDT
Byrd & Waxman have nothing else to whine about, so they pick BS things to whine about. Those folks have too much time on their hands.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:58:58 PM EDT
[img]http://flymeaway.net/images/democratic_seal.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:02:56 PM EDT
Well, now that I've heard from someone whose opinion I don't give a rat's ass about, here's someone whose opinion [i]matters[/i] to me: somebody in the theater known as [url=www.kimdutoit.com/dr/front/front.php?id=P1430]"Captain Steve."[/url]
A couple days ago we stayed up late to watch the President land on the deck of the Lincoln. It did our hearts good to see him wearing a flight suit. It was a brilliant way of showing that he is truly our Commander in Chief; and that he does not take lightly the responsibility of sending us to war. [red]We felt connected to him, respected by him. We have missed feeling this way for 8 long years.[/red]
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Fvckin' [b]A![/b] That's something Senator Kleegle couldn't understand. He also had this to say about Rumsfeld's visit:
And Secretary Rumsfeld visited. They had to limit the number of us who could be told where and when he would speak, because if we all knew the base would have shut down. Everyone wanted to see him. As it was those of us who couldn't attend saw it on TV. The Secretary of Defense embodies characteristics we admire. He does not waste words. He does not suffer fools gladly. He lets you know pretty much exactly how he feels about things. He spoke for just a minute or two (something always appreciated by troops who are standing for the duration) and for the rest of the time entertained questions from the troops. I've seen generals who wouldn't allow themselves to be interviewed without questions written in advance, but the SECDEF is too classy for that. Too sure of himself and of what he believes in. The only question he said he wouldn't answer was, "when are we going home?" We'll learn that soon enough.
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Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:07:44 PM EDT
i'm ashamed to be a member of the same KKK as that guy ... [BD]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:16:21 PM EDT
[img]http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2002/ALLPOLITICS/10/08/iraq.congress/story.byrd.jpg[/img] This guy is about 4000 years old. The last time I saw him on CSPAN he had palsy so bad that he looked like a headbanger listening to metalica. Its been twenty years since this dude had an independent thought and he intends to quit soon. This makes him a choice source for DNC shit slinging. fuck em
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:39:41 PM EDT
HAD to add this one! [img]www.daybydaycartoon.com/Cartoons/05-07-2003.gif[/img] [lol]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:50:50 PM EDT
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Dickhead. What a "sheethead". Bush rocks, Byrd SUCKS rocks. Or something that RHYMES with "rocks", so long as they're white and covered by a cheap bedsheet and a dunce cap. Senator Turd, your [s] uniform [/s] sheet is ready for pickup at the dry cleaners. What a fucking idiot. It's incredible that he got elected. I guess voters are sometimes very, VERY stupid. But we Floridians who voted for Bush already know that such people exist. CJ
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 8:56:18 PM EDT
Those Democrats are still smarting from Gore's lost, and they are pissed and taking it personal.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 9:00:13 PM EDT
I wonder if Byrd was outraged about Clinton bombing Iraq in 1998 to distract from his impeachment hearings. Using the military as your own private smokescreen seems a little more outrageous than flying in to show your appreciation to sailors and marines who had served so selflessly.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:35:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:38:47 PM EDT
Sen. Byrd blasts Bush for Carrier Landing
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well sen. byrd can go screw himself.[chainsaw]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:29:24 PM EDT
The only difference between a helocopter and a jet is the vehicle and the clothing Bush wore. Everything else would have been the same..Same security, same jet fighter escort..Nothing would have been different except a bit of jet fuel vs. whatever choppers use...So he spent a few grand more..BFD..He could have had chow with the Admiral and his wife, but he chose to have chow with the sailors...There are a lot of things he cut corners on that could have cost us taxpayers much more.. I officially give Senator Byrd the BIRD! They're jealous because America LOVED what GWB did and they can't stand it when they lose ground. But, let the demo's make a big stink out of this and see how many MORE come to GWB's side..I'll bet ya every demo sailor on that ship will be changing their party status when it comes time to vote....Because, not only did he have to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people, he also has to win them from the American people....I think he has done so.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:33:36 PM EDT
If i am not mistaken most helicopters use JET A fuel anyway. [:\][(:)]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:49:38 AM EDT
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Fuck him that landing was pimp (I was happy about it and proud of Bush untill the next day when I heard he was IN SUPPORT OF RENEWING THE AW BAN.) What a fucker (Fuck them both) Byrd for being a Commie and Bush for not having the balls to stand up to commies. Liberals get what they pay for when they vote a liberal in (THINGS LIKE THE AW BAN) But us conservatives get screwed over always. Spineless bastards. wait a minute all that swearing and I'm still pissed off. FUCK! Bush better change his mind if I have to go another 10 years with 10rd mags I'm going to be pretty pissed off. Even more than I am now. My lever action marlin .22lr holds 15rds.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:57:21 AM EDT
Dont these morons have anything better to do than bash the president? Mabye something like trying to fix welfair or a way to improve the economy or mabye a way to declair the constitution unconstitutional and take away our guns.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 1:33:26 AM EDT
[nuts] He is an impotent loser. Of all the things to make the headlines. There are men still dying in Iraq and Afganistan and this f---ing a-- wipe wants to cry about GW hitting the deck of a carrier!!! [chainsawkill] Get a life you f---ing lazy, being carried by the system, no answer for anything important, self ritious son of a bit--![dracula] Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Dave C
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 3:26:34 AM EDT
President Bush EARNED the right to make that trap. He has restored honor to the office of Commander-In-Chief. Willie Klinton would have looked silly in a flight suit. W walked across that flight deck as a leader who had the respect of his warriors, something that was completely lacking in the previous regime's 8 years of defiling the Oval Office. Byrd showed, once again, that like other liberal Defecrats he has no honor and no sense of shame. Who keeps re-electing that guy, anyway? Probably the same class of inbred idiots who keep re-electing Fritz Hollings from my state!
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 8:50:46 AM EDT
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President Bush's address to the American people announcing combat victory in Iraq deserved to be marked with solemnity, not extravagance; with gratitude to God, not self-congratulatory gestures," Sen. Robert Byrd, D- West Virginia, said in a sharply worded speech delivered on the Senate floor.
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Gee, that's funny. I thought expressing gratitude to God was verbotten in a public arena? So says Mr. Byrd's party, no?
American blood has been shed on foreign soil in defense of the president's policies.
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No, you cross-burning asswipe, it was spilled to keep assholes like you free to make stupid statements like this one.
This is not some made-for-TV backdrop for a campaign commercial.
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Boy, I've NEVER seen Democrats so clearly irked by the JEALOUSY they feel over knowing full well that such an event, if held by one of THEM, would have NEVER gone off as well as GW's did! I LOVE it! [:D]
Last week, the White House had said that such a landing was necessary because the carrier would have been too far out for a helicopter landing. In fact, the carrier was close enough to the California coast for a helicopter landing. "The ship did make much faster progress than anticipated," White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said Tuesday, when asked about the matter. Still, he said the president "wanted to arrive on it in a manner that would allow him to see an arrival on a carrier the same way pilots got to see an arrival on a carrier."
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Plus, being the Commander in Chief, he can come aboard any bloody fucking way he wants to...
Some Democrats have criticized the landing as an elaborate and expensive photo opportunity for a president up for re-election next year.
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"Some Republicans have criticized the signing of the new spending bill as an elaborate and expensive photo opportunity for a president up for re-election next year." Funny how the DemoncRATS only seem to care about how expensive something is when the MILITARY is involved...
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-California, sent a letter Tuesday to the General Accounting Office -- the investigative arm of Congress -- asking for a "a full accounting of the costs associated with the president's trip."
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Really? I suggest we all send letters to the GAO asking for a full accounting of how much money has been wasted by the GAO while responding to stupid inquiries from Henry "Nose Echo" Waxman.
As I watched the president's fighter jet
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It wasn't a fighter jet. Please get your facts straight...
swoop down onto the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, I could not help but contrast the reported simple dignity of President Lincoln at Gettysburg with the flamboyant showmanship of President Bush aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln," Byrd said.
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Please, Senator. You belonged to a group that celebrated Lincoln's murder. How stupid do you think we are?
Byrd, who has been a persistent and vocal critic of Bush's policies toward Iraq, said a "salute" to America's warriors was appropriate, but he added, "I do question the motives of a desk-bound president who assumes the garb of a warrior for the purposes of a speech."
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[LOL] Oh, yeah, the envy is UNBELIEVABLE!
Byrd opposed a resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq.
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OOPS! Bad political move!
Scott McClellan, a White House spokesman, told CNN the president was "honored" to visit the carrier as commander in chief and "personally thank our men and women in the military for a job well done."
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...and I can assure you the boys and girls on the bird farm LOVED it! Now if someone would PLEASE explain to me why the good people of West Virginia continue voting for this geriatric bolshevic sheet?
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:36:55 AM EDT
helicoper and jet prob cost about the same to operate. Hell, he proably thought it would be fun and made it happen...good for him!
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 10:54:22 AM EDT
On Leno the other night Dennis Miller noted that "Ted Kennedy and Tom Daschle pick more nits than a father and son spider monkey team in the African bush who know they are being filmed for a National Geographic special." Guess he should have included this prick as well. Make that spider monkey family. [:D]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:32:50 PM EDT
Sen. Byrd blasts Bush for Carrier Landing... But is the old prick's "little dog Billy" OK with it? Maybe Byrd is still suffering from a lack of oxygen from wearing that hood all those years.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:49:20 PM EDT
Everytime that senile old fucker opens his mouth I'm more ashamed to be living in WV. I have purchased land in KY and will be moving before too long.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 1:04:24 PM EDT
Lets not forget one thng here.... WVA hasnt had voted for a Republican President in [b]YEARS[/b]...[b]They voted Bush[/b]... WVA is a [b]PRO RKBA[/b] state...... The Demonrats are coming with the AWB....Byrd hates BUSH... Name recognition or not, he just may not be invited back...(He is well liked though, he brings home the pork)
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 1:19:36 PM EDT
After John John the SquidBait took a dive, the other water-loving Kennedy got him a full military burial at the sea on a naval vessel, never mind that the deceased never served in the military. Bet Byrd never complained.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 4:49:19 PM EDT
What's up with West Virginia that they actually put this byrd tyrd in office, anyway? Are pickings really THAT slim that they have to elect a fucking KKKlansman, fer gossake? I always thought that Virginians (including the Western variety) had morals and common sense, at least. But you can't tell by their choice of senators! Wake up, WV residents! You will get another chance to elect a human being, eventually. Don't blow it this time, OK? What a change this President has brought to our country! To go directly from a President that despises and is despised by the military to one that was a fighter pilot, loves the military, and is clearly loved in return, is a beautiful thing. Now if only he'd get the ball rolling on getting our servicemen's wages raised to the point that people don't have to sacrifice their earning potential in order to be in the military. Byrd Tyrd. That's what he is. CJ
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:08:04 PM EDT
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[size=4]I don't recall, but did Senator Byrd complain about the below events?[/size=4] [img]http://www.nato.int/pictures/ifor/big/96011307.jpg[/img] President Clinton delivers a speech of thanks to the men and women deployed to Tuzla Air Base Bosnia-Herzegovina, during his visit to the troops. [img]http://srd.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=kennedy+briscoe/v=2/l=IVS/*-http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/400000/images/_401285_sanibel.jpg[/img] The ashes of John F [b]Kennedy[/b] Junior, his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, have been scattered over the sea off Massachusetts. The ceremony took place on a US navy ship, with members of both families on board. [img]http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/400000/images/_401285_briscoe.jpg[/img] USS Briscoe awaits the arrival of the mourners for the farewell burial at sea, off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts [img]http://srd.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=dukakis+tank/v=2/l=IVS/*-http://home.millsaps.edu/~mcelvrs/Dukakis_tank.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:09:54 PM EDT
Actually gentlemen this is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. They know that Bush is respected by a majority of Americans, they know that the American fighting men and women love Bush, they know that most of the armed forces hated Clinton and they are sooooooo mad they're about to piss themselves. This is great shit, wonder what Bush can do next to really piss them off?
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