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steve19438    Posted 11-13-2004 at 09:29:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
has rewarded the hispanics for their vote by nominating gonzales for attorney general.


Short Round    Posted 11-13-2004 at 16:21:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
The election is over with and that is the way the political systems works. You work hard for your party and put in your time and do what they say and you get rewarded. That is the way the system works and will continue to work until WE decide to change it. I only wish this election would have been between McCain and Clark at least those two I could respect.


Dug    Posted 11-13-2004 at 16:10:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another brilliant observation from our dear friend Steve.

Thanks for the enlightenment,

Dug


Dave2N    Posted 11-13-2004 at 15:58:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now there you go again.


bill va    Posted 11-13-2004 at 15:03:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

steve i may not always agree with what you are saying but i always try to uderstand what you said . i think there are some here that have one way minds . i don't trust politations of any stripe most were lawyers before running for office .as far as political appointiments go they are seldom to the qualified but for repayments of political debts and future support. the most glaring that comes to mind for me is when carter appointed the bank teller from a georgia one horse town bank to be budgit director for te USA .


C R    Posted 11-13-2004 at 15:26:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amen Carter thought he owed that guy, Bush and the Mex go way back.


Fawteen    Posted 11-13-2004 at 14:07:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gee. Ya don't suppose it just might have been because he's a good man and qualified for the job?

Dish pit...


Les    Posted 11-13-2004 at 14:10:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I doubt if that ever crossed his mind.


big al    Posted 11-13-2004 at 15:19:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
never argue with a fool he will never know when he has been bested abd all you do is give him a platform


bill b va    Posted 11-13-2004 at 16:22:42       [Reply]  [No Email]

when arguing with a fool insure he is not simurally engased


~Lenore    Posted 11-13-2004 at 12:45:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
So President Bush has named a Mexican man named Gonzales to an important office, Attourney General. Steve makes snide remarks.

If he only appointed fair skinned white males to important offices... I am sure Steve's snide remarks would become outright attacks!!

Steve I think most of us know Bush will never be able to please you or any of the leftist media and Hollywood bunch. So y'all just need to suck it up and try to figure why he got the largest percentage of the popular vote EVER and enough of the electorial votes to win uncontested. When y'all figure it out...you may find your liberal agenda is out of step with an estimated 80% of the people.

If y'all figure that out, you may be frightened and totally lost as to how to make your platform and socialist plans appeal to all those citizens.


Zenia    Posted 11-13-2004 at 12:57:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where do you get your figures? Only about 25% of Americans even voted. Where does the 80% come from? Actually, LBJ won the largest *percentage* of the poplular vote.

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/U.S.-presidential-election,-1964

Did you mean numbers of votes?

GWB won the largest number of votes. Our population is ever increasing. According to the US Census, there are 8.6 million more eligible voters in 2004 than there were in 2000.



And I thought...    Posted 11-13-2004 at 10:09:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was to make up for anet Reno kidnapping that other Gonzales...



steve19438    Posted 11-13-2004 at 10:40:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WACO & RUBY RIDGE are stains that will never be erased. our gov't at it's worst.


RN    Posted 11-13-2004 at 16:16:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Waco and Ruby Ridge? Democrats in office then? Agree government at worst - because of irresponsible lying Liberal Dems in office? RN


REt    Posted 11-13-2004 at 13:36:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
you are talking like a real Berkley trained liberal. See what an education there has done to you? Ruby Ridge may have been wrong in a lot of peoples eyes, but right in a lot of others. Weaver and especially his wife were loose cannons, and the way they trained their son was a huge factor in it. Just like Waco, the brave men hid behind the women and children. I bet you even marched at the peoples park years ago
REt


Zenia    Posted 11-13-2004 at 09:36:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh, was that the motivation? Not because he is good for the job?

I have not been following closely, I am so disgusted with politics right now.


Ron/PA    Posted 11-13-2004 at 10:57:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually Gonzales has been working with Bush for years. Way back in Texas, and in Washington. he's just moving up, filling a vacancy.
Maybe the original post was made without all the facts, perhaps Gonzales was working to re-elect Bush cause Bush gave him a chance years ago.
Could be ya know., ORRRR He's gonna drag Janet Reno out like she did that kid and punish Castro with her presence.
Ron


Willy-N    Posted 11-13-2004 at 10:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve feels other then whites, people are appointed for other reason. Not being approved for jobs that are on the Higher Scale of learning requirements by what they may know. He like to let us know how he realy feels about what he conciders lower class people. He could not just say President Bush appointed him but had to bring his Race into it to make his point. He will come back and say Race had nothing to do with what he just said! Mark H.


steve19438    Posted 11-13-2004 at 10:38:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
you are absolutely right! race has nuthin to do with it, it's just lousy, stinking POLITICS! mark as you well know politics/politicians always reward those who get them elected. gotcha!!!


RN    Posted 11-13-2004 at 16:31:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Perhaps you could compare Clintons appointments of 'Minorities' with Bush's? Numbers in public office/positions? Qualifications? Political leanings-far left? As perhaps a few far left white women in public position, but not as many Asian, black, Latinos? Qualifications on some seem to have been political left loyalty mainly,less actual job background or honesty- Reno and Cisterno(sic)? You trying for Burrheads old position as Liberal Dem agitator/aggravator? Elephants have long memories- might remember some old actions Mules prefer to have public forget. RN


Ron/PA    Posted 11-13-2004 at 10:58:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya might wanna back up and re-check yer facts,,, you just might be a bit wrong.
Ron


Les    Posted 11-13-2004 at 11:31:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nooooooo. Not Stevie zipcode. That would be impossible.


Ron/PA    Posted 11-13-2004 at 14:53:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Snicker, chortle,
Ron


steve19438    Posted 11-13-2004 at 12:37:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hey "less", a use"less" post from ya again.


Ron/PA    Posted 11-13-2004 at 12:07:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, even willie slickzipper was wrong once...
Ron


Clod    Posted 11-13-2004 at 11:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe those Mexican names are found amoung the names of some who have served our nation above and beyond the call of duty.I think Gonzales is a fine name for the job.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Saturday October 16, 2004 7:31 PM

By ESTES THOMPSON

Associated Press Writer

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - George Perez still feels the sweat between his toes when he exercises. He's still plagued with nagging cramps in his calf muscle. And sometimes, when he gets out of bed at night without thinking, he topples over.

Perez, 21, lost his leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq more than a year ago, but despite the phantom pains that haunt him, he says he is determined to prove to the Army that he is no less of a man - and no less of a soldier.

``I'm not ready to get out yet,'' he says. ``I'm not going to let this little injury stop me from what I want to do.''

Perez is one of at least four amputees from the 82nd Airborne Division to re-enlist. With a new carbon-fiber prosthetic leg, Perez intends to show a medical board he can run an eight-minute mile, jump out of airplanes and pass all the other paratrooper tests that will allow him to go with his regiment to Afghanistan next year.

On Sept. 14, 2003, Perez, of Carteret, N.J., and seven other members of his squad were rumbling down a road outside Fallujah when a bomb blast rocked their Humvee. Perez recalls flying through the air and hitting the ground hard.

The blast killed one of Perez's comrades. Perez felt surprisingly little pain, but when he tried to get up, he couldn't. He saw that his left foot was folded backward onto his knee. His size 12 combat boot stood in the dusty road a few feet away, still laced.

A photograph of Perez's lonely boot transmitted around the world and spread across two pages of Time magazine became a stark reminder that the war in Iraq was far from over.

Doctors initially tried to save part of Perez's foot. But an infection crept up his leg, and Perez agreed to allow the amputation below the knee joint.

``I was going to stay in no matter what,'' he recalls telling the surgeons. ``Do whatever would get me back fastest.''

Perez was left with a rounded stump that fits into the suction cup of the black carbon-fiber prosthetic leg.

When he arrived at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for his rehabilitation, Perez asked a pair of generals who visited his bedside if it was possible for him to stay in the Army.

``They told me, 'It's all up to you, how much you want it,''' he says. ``If I could do everything like a regular soldier, I could stay in.''

He wasted little time getting started. At one point, a visitor found him doing push-ups in bed. He trained himself to walk normally with his new leg, and then run with it.

Perez has to rise at least an hour earlier than his fellow soldiers to allow swelling from the previous day's training to subside enough for his stump to fit into the prosthetic.

But it is a comfort for Perez to know he's not alone.

At least three other paratroopers in the 82nd have lost limbs in combat during the past two years and re-enlisted. One of them, Staff Sgt. Daniel Metzdorf, lost his right leg above the knee in a Jan. 27 blast. He appealed three times before the fitness board allowed him to stay on.

``I think it's a testimony to today's professional Army,'' says division commander Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell. ``I also think, deep down, it is a love for their other paratroopers.''

In July, amputee program manager Chuck Scoville of Walter Reed told a congressional committee that amputations accounted for 2.4 percent of all wounded in action in the Iraq war - twice the rate in World Wars I and II.

Perez is one of about 160 service members who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan who have passed through Walter Reed's amputee patient program. The military says it does not track the number who choose to stay in the service.

``It isn't something that historically we've had to deal with a whole lot,'' says Lt. Col. Frank Christopher, the surgeon for the 82nd Airborne.

Today, Perez looks every bit the part of paratrooper - tall, in ripped-ab shape and serious-looking. His uniform is sharply creased, his maroon beret sits at an exact angle above one eye and the black leather boot on his good leg gleams with a mirror shine. The only thing that sets him apart at a glance is the white running shoe on his prosthetic leg.

Perez has to go before another medical fitness board to determine whether he will be allowed to jump again. He also must pass the fitness test for his age - run two miles in just under 16 minutes and do at least 42 push-ups and 53 sit-ups in two-minute stretches.

For now, he must content himself with a job maintaining M-16s and M-4s, machine guns and grenade launchers in his company's armory. But his dream is to attend the grueling Ranger school at Fort Benning, Ga., a serious challenge to even the most able-bodied soldier.

``I got a lot of things to do,'' he said. ``I want to do as much as I can, as much as they'll let me.''


steve19438    Posted 11-13-2004 at 17:06:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
that is a good post clod! keep up the good work!!!


C R    Posted 11-13-2004 at 14:17:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some people would rather have a dead man in office than Brother Ashcroft. Ashcroft is a racist Punk. However, Bush gave him a job. Gonzalez doesn't hurt. MUCH


Dug    Posted 11-13-2004 at 19:50:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Strong words, CR! Care to expand on how you determined Ashcroft to be a racist?

Dug


Clod    Posted 11-13-2004 at 17:09:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok.


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