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‘Phony Vets for Truth’ Join Reid Attack on Rush Limbaugh

by Scott Ott · 131 Comments

(2007-10-01) — Just hours after Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV, took the senate floor to call on radio talkshow host Rush Limbaugh to apologize for using the term “phony soldiers” during his Friday broadcast, a newly-formed, grassroots veterans organization endorsed the senate majority leader’s efforts.

Phony Vets for Truth, an non-profit group comprised of ex-military personnel who have publicly and deceptively disparaged the United States, the president or fellow U.S. troops in time of war, applauded “Sen. Reid’s bravery, and his appropriate use of senate debate time to discuss Mr. Limbaugh’s scurrilous remarks.”

In a statement completely independent of the Democrat National Committee, Phony Vets for Truth, a non-partisan think tank, also said: “When private citizens start to believe that they can say whatever they want without being subject to the normal democratic process of selective sound-bite editing, and selective outrage, then it’s time for Congress to take action.”

The group, which has no affiliation with professional Vietnam Veteran Sen. John Kerry, also commended Sen. Tom Harkin, D-IA, for “boldly standing behind the protection of the ‘speech and debate‘ clause of the Constitution to suggest that Mr. Limbaugh was high on drugs.”

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131 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Michelle Malkin » Fake war hero Tom Harkin smears Rush Limbaugh // Oct 1, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    […] The Rush-hating left is almost beyond parody, but Scott Ott, as always, pulls it off: ‘Phony Vets for Truth’ Join Reid Attack on Rush Limbaugh. Update: Glenn Reynolds wonders: “I noted back in 2004, the last time Harkin made this an […]

  • 2 RedPepper // Oct 1, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    Reid would like to “slow boat” Rush.

    That is to say: put him on a slow boat to China, as folks said “back in the day” …

  • 3 onlineanalyst // Oct 1, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Ironically, it has been vetted on plenty of videotape, sound bites, and print remarks that Harry Reid is dumber than a box of rocks.

  • 4 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 1, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Is it not time for Kerry to throw Reid over the wall then he can come around and throw Kerry over the wall. You know this could go on for a long time and keep the two busy and out of our hair

  • 5 Fred Sinclair // Oct 1, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    The wondrous thing (and it’s undeservedly wondrous, in fact) is that there’s nothing wrong with Harry Reid or John Kerry or any of their cohorts that Jesus Christ can’t fix.

    On the other side of athe coin, it’s possible that like the Pharaoh of Egypt in the time of Moses, God may have hardened their hearts or as in the 1st Chapter of Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome, they may have been “given up”

    Re: KJV - Rom. 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 6 camojack // Oct 1, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    They’re probably not even real veterinarians…

  • 7 conserve-a-tips // Oct 1, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Careful Scott. The Senate Stalin and Lenin will take one of your statements out of context and flog you with a wet noodle on the Senate floor quoting you as saying: “When private citizens start to believe that they can say whatever they want, … then it’s time for Congress to take action.” And they’ll accuse you of being a Neocon Nazi.

    This whole thing would be just hillarious if it didn’t scare the crap outta me.

  • 8 Darthmeister // Oct 1, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Hmmmmm, the Donks are back to the “fake but accurate” meme, eh?

    Never have the comments of one man been taken so out of context. I was actually listening to the show when Rush made the comment and it was made directly in regard to the phony Iraqi veteran Jesse Macbeth, the likes of whom the anti-war left embraces even when proven to be a fraud!

    BTW, the Titanic wasn’t sunk by an iceberg but rather by a government conspiracy! Everyone knows ice can’t break steel.

  • 9 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 1, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    RE: #5~~


  • 10 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 1, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Is it me or has the page been redesigned once more???

  • 11 conserve-a-tips // Oct 1, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    Darthmeister, I was listening that day too and there was no mistaking what they were talking about. I was watching Hannity and Combes tonight and Alan was trying to make this conspiracy out of it by saying, “But he said, ’soldiers’, not just one soldier. That means that he was talking about more than just Jesse MacBeth.” I just can’t believe that he is that deceitful. If he really listened to the discussion, the guy said that he was sick of the left pulling up all of these nuts to parade and Rush said, “yeah, the phony soldiers” and then went into “like Jesse MacBeth.” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand what he was saying, but I guess rocket science and literacy are lost on the left. I’m just shocked that the Senate dems have wasted time and money in such a blatantly McCarthyistic move.

  • 12 Scott Ott // Oct 2, 2007 at 5:12 am

    [Editor’s Note: Due to a sudden increase in readers coming from and last night, the vast database at ScrappleFace was temporarily overwhelmed and many who were trying to access the site could not. As a result, the vast IT department at ScrappleFace removed features that increase work for the database. These are being cautiously, and systematically restored. As a result of this incident, ScrappleFace will soon move to a more adequate database. We regret the inconvenience and ask your forgiveness for the delay.]

  • 13 Beerme // Oct 2, 2007 at 6:51 am

    And here I thought the Left had a pretty well documented history of using phony soldiers to further their ant-war causes.

    Several Winter Soldiers, Jesse Macbeth, and many, many others have been identified over the years. Legislation has even been introduced to criminalize the claiming of medals one never really earned. In fact this website documents a whole slew of such activity.

    Silly me.

  • 14 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 2, 2007 at 6:52 am


    It is good to see you getting the recognition you deserve.

  • 15 camojack // Oct 2, 2007 at 7:05 am

    I was delighted to note that the lovely and talented Michelle Malkin linked to you…

  • 16 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 7:27 am

    And speaking of links, this you tube video is of ABC a couple of nights prior to Limbaugh’s statements saying the exact same thing!!! Charley Gibson even talks about phoney soldiers.

    Of course, the fake soldier in the senate stood on the floor yesterday and called for Limbaugh’s censure…but boy, Mr. Big Oil and Capitol Hill Liar may have stepped in it and inadvertantly brought up his own past as a Faking Soldier. Even the Wall Street Journal here had an article that verifies this man’s duplicity and is cited by Instapundit.

  • 17 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 7:29 am

    Oops. here is the Wall Street Journal piece.

  • 18 gafisher // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:02 am

    Harry, Kerry and Hill-airy deserve the Schroeder Memorial Golden Can Opener for this phony froofraw, but like all such stories it will soon wither and die on the vine.

  • 19 Hawkeye // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:09 am

    the normal democratic process of selective sound-bite editing, and selective outrage

    Scott, I think you forgot to capitalize the “D” in “democratic” process.


  • 20 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Thank you Scott for informing me of that.I was busy deleting old files and other unnecessary clutter from my computer last night. I always hate hitting the button when the computer says “Are you sure you want to delete this.” Well, I hit a lot of delete buttons and after I got finished Scrappleface was inaccessible.

    Needless to say I panicked and started to try and readjust everything. Then at bedtime Scrappleface reappeared. Ahh, a good night’s rest was now available.

  • 21 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Reid calling anyone “unpatriotic” is so far beyond hypocrisy as to be psychotic.

    If it weren’t for my left hand, my right hand would have pitched the remote through the screen.

  • 22 gafisher // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:20 am

    Hawkeye Re#19: You mean as in “Democrat-ick?”

  • 23 Deerslayer // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:25 am

    Democrat = Phony Legislator

  • 24 Hawkeye // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:28 am

    gafisher // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:20 am
    Hawkeye Re#19: You mean as in “Democrat-ick?”

    Yeah, somtin’ like dat.

  • 25 boberinyetagain // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:30 am

    Are they picking on poor Rushbo?
    For shame…such a nice man

  • 26 Pseudo-Polymath » Blog Archive » Morning Highlights // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:48 am

    […] Phony vets in action at Scrappleface. […]

  • 27 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:49 am

    boberin, wrong is wrong. If Rush was really guilty of what they accuse, this would be a different matter, but these blatant lies from the floor of the senate, impuning a private citizen should scare you to death. Even the mainstream media is squirming over this one.

  • 28 random // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:51 am

    We Don’t need no thought control.

    But thanks anyway Mr. Reid. He actually thinks he can silence the conservative voice by writting a letter? Gee, if it were only so easy Mr. Reid.

    Do any of them actually work? I think the “phony government officials” should have to quit their government jobs if they are going to run for President and forgo that paycheck.

  • 29 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:52 am

    It is NOT about them “picking on poor” (I mean, come on, how childish can you get?) Limbaugh-it’s about blatant LIES on the floor of the Senate.

  • 30 boberinyetagain // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:56 am

    c-a-t, didn’t hear what he said, don’t care if I ever do. He is allowed to say just about anything short of “fire!” in a crowded theater with, I hope, everyones blessings.
    Was a time when I was on the road that I listened to and was amused by Rush (agreed very little indeed but that does not preclude amusement, if anything it enhances it)
    Words….are not sticks and stones

  • 31 random // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Did you hear Harkins little snit that Rush must be on drugs again.

    Oh my, that crosses the line of compassion and tolerance. Tsk,tsk.

  • 32 random // Oct 2, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Will they debate and write letters on the incident of Gen. Betray US?

  • 33 Keith D. Milby :: blog » Blog Archive » democrats Rushing over the Edge // Oct 2, 2007 at 9:24 am

    […] Scrapple Face does his thing to put this whole fiasco in a good perspective. ‘Phony Vets for Truth’ Join Reid Attack on Rush Limbaugh. […]

  • 34 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Boberin, I don’t care if you heard him or not. You should be concerned that your party has embraced the tactics of McCarthy on one side and Stalin on the other. Remember the quote from the German about the gestapo coming after the Jews but he wasn’t a Jew?

  • 35 Just Ranting // Oct 2, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Have they really settled on a name for this group yet. I suspect the “Not-So-Swift Vets” might be appropriate.

  • 36 boberinyetagain // Oct 2, 2007 at 9:45 am

    c-a-t, that the Democrats are a bunch of losers is not a debatable point. They are not now, nor have they ever been “my party”. to quote the great Groucho Marx “I wouldn’t belong to any club that would have me as a member” and the Dems just might allow me in.

  • 37 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:05 am

    OK, then take a stand against this kind of tactic because in the end, this IS about us regular guys.

  • 38 boberinyetagain // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Count me in.
    I’ve never seen any bunch from any party ever that was so consumed with minutia that has no bearing on anything meaningful and they can’t even begin to agree on even these meaningless issues in a way that would allow anything (good or bad) to be accomplished.
    Very sad, really.

  • 39 Darthmeister // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Media Matters: The best liars that Soros money can buy.

  • 40 Darthmeister // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:49 am

    So outright lies represents “picking on” poor Rush, eh bober? Interesting the people whose behavior and lies you excuse with such rhetorical trivialization. Only someone with a very twisted mind full of hate could have listened to Rush’s comments about Jesse Macbeth and then claim Rush was trashing any soldier who didn’t fully support the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The twist MediaMatters put on Rush’s comments was founded entirely on their longstanding commitment to their venomous hatred of conservatives and I also see it didn’t take the left-wing moonbats very long to pick up on this Soros-funded character assassination and gleefully bandy it about their nutroot blogs.

  • 41 wildhowd // Oct 2, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Where’s Dan Rather when you need him?

  • 42 boberinyetagain // Oct 2, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Hank, don’t pop a vessel man!
    Ruch is an entertainer. He says and does things so people will listen to his show. This in turn allows him to sell advertisements which in turn allows him to collect his salary.

    He doesn’t care what anyone says about him, he just needs his name brought up as often as possible with as many different people as possible
    To make more or less of him than that shows a shocking lack of understanding about the ways of the world.

  • 43 Maggie // Oct 2, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Jameson 3rd re#29,
    So what’s new?

  • 44 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Boberin, before you say that, you might tune in to Rush today and see if he cares. And you might go to the YouTube Video that’ll tell you just how much he does care.

  • 45 boberinyetagain // Oct 2, 2007 at 11:19 am

    c-a-t, he cares about being noticed. It’s how he makes his living. If seeming (or actually being, no matter) upset gets him more attention then so much the better.
    Don’t tell me YOU don’t know how this works either. I know Hank probably does but once in a while he forgets and needs a gentle nudge towards reality.
    Just one of the many services I offer.

  • 46 boberinyetagain // Oct 2, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Mind you, this knowledge does nothing to take away from Rush. In fact, seeing how folks react to him gives me a great deal of respect for him. He is very good indeed.

  • 47 Maggie // Oct 2, 2007 at 11:42 am

    boberin….Let me get this straight.You say you don’t care that Rush doesn’t care that we don’t care.(whew)
    If you don’t care then why did it take you 7 comments to say it?
    Forget about it…’cause I don’t care.

  • 48 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Maggie - :-)

  • 49 meatpieandtatters // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    Harkin, Reid and all the other feckless crap weasels democrats, bring forth in me the urge to projectile vomit. Does anyone else feel this way?

  • 50 Maggie // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    meatpie and tatters…
    I might if I knew what” feckless” meant.

  • 51 “Phony Vets for Truth” Joins Dem Attack on Limbaugh « Virginia Virtucon // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:16 pm

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  • 52 boberinyetagain // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    no, no, no maggie, that’s not it at all
    I care deeply that he doesn’t care and even more so that you don’t.
    I’m really quite sensitive, deep down…DEEP down

  • 53 Don Surber » Blog Archive » Reid’s hypocrisy // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    […] Scott Ott: ‘Phony Vets for Truth’ Join Reid Attack on Rush Limbaugh. […]

  • 54 Darthmeister // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    The more bober doesn’t care about something the more he’ll talk about it.

    Sounds about right.

  • 55 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    OH NO! MY GARSH!! The headlines on my web page has a more startling news clip. Forget Rush, Oprah is one funny lady (wink, wink)

    Halle Berry is Talking About Her Pregnancy With Oprah Today

    How Did Oprah do it??

  • 56 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Well I mean my local channel 5 news site-not the cafe

  • 57 Darthmeister // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:50 pm


    When Rush spoke of “soldiers” he was probably also thinking of Private Beauchamp who made up the filthy lies about the war crimes in Iraq he purportedly witnessed. He was championed by the New Republic leftist who have yet to apologize for the lies they disseminated in Beauchamp’s name.

    In this case Beauchamp was not a slacker and a stolen valor liar like Jesse Macbeth, but rather admitted the real reason he volunteered was to go to Iraq to be well-positioned to witness and report on the war crimes that he was convinced were being committed there. Now how cynical and manipulative is that? He didn’t witness any war crimes so I guess he then felt the liberty to just make them up out of thin air … something which liberals have little trouble doing, btw.

  • 58 EXT // Oct 2, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Memo to Looney Left:

    Please continue your attacks on Rush Limbaugh. You have brought his program to the attention of countless thousands who might never have heard his name.

    Even people who listen because they have run out of things close to home to hate are counted as “listeners”. The more listeners, the more advertisers want to pay to be part of it.

    Advertisers don’t give a damn about your politics; they only care about your money.

  • 59 Stop The ACLU » Blog Archive » Quick Hits // Oct 2, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    […] Anchoress: Clintons and the Christians’ Third Party Gambit Scrappleface: ‘Phoney Vets for Truth’ Forms for attacking Rush Limbaugh Dan Riehl: Is NRO the next Air […]

  • 60 boberinyetagain // Oct 2, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    shhhhh! EXT, your going to let the cat out of the bag

  • 61 mig // Oct 2, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    “all combat deployments are likewise not created equal.”
    Jeff Emanuel

  • 62 da Bunny // Oct 2, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    I think that a lot more people pay attention to what Rush says than what Dingy Harry and Tom Harkin have to say. And, “freedom of speech” for anyone who disagrees with liberals simply cannot be tolerated by them. It might damage their self-esteem!

  • 63 Effeminem // Oct 2, 2007 at 3:05 pm


    I have the punchcards you wanted for the database upgrade, but it’s taking some time to train the monkeys.

  • 64 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Effeminem - punchcards! You are funny. Man, do I remember standing in line at college, with my punch cards, waiting and praying that I was going to get into my classes. Those were the days, my friend.

    Darthmeister - ABC had just done a special two days prior on the same issue and even called them ‘phoney heroes’ and listed a number of people who had been posers. Jesse MacBeth was the last one covered. I am waiting for that senate resolution demanding ABC’s apology.

  • 65 SGT USMC 1ea // Oct 2, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    Oh my,
    The phony vets for truthers are of more veracity than the real and actual Swift boat Vets. boberin is still the quintessential fence sitter. Hope you don’t have any permanent anal damage bobber.

    Deus est Semper Fidelis

  • 66 mig // Oct 2, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Hope that fence isn’t a picket fence.

  • 67 prettyold // Oct 2, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Oh Maggie ,about #50 ,Everyone knows that feckless means one doesn’t have any” feck”.
    And Bobweaver is the fecklessiest of all.

  • 68 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 2, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Trust me, Limbaugh isn’t “upset” at all. He is being morbidly entertained by a pack of grotesque clowns. As am I.

    Their schizophrenic delusions become more frenetic with each passing hour.

    Their incessant mantras have become blubberings only they now believe.

    I think they’re really dangerous, to be honest.

    This is actually stupider than Rathergate…..

    Reid and Pelosi, running amok, defiling Congress with their foaming mouths-they’re so obviously insane and, yet, look at the cult they have created, bowing down to some web sites belonging to an avowed enemy…..

  • 69 prettyold // Oct 2, 2007 at 9:01 pm


    To: Honesty
    By Billy Joel

    If you search for senators,
    They’re never hard to find,
    The fight to have the cameras in their face.
    And if you look for Congressmen,
    You might as well be blind,
    They fight to see who’ll cause the next disgrace.


    Dishonesty,suits the Democrats,
    And a bunch of RINO’s ,too,
    Democrats,so feckless and so snide,
    They need to learn the Golden Rule.

    They can always find a liar,
    To try to ruin a better man,
    But they’ll back up murderers and thieves,
    Democrats just can’t wait
    To get Money in their hand,
    ‘Money’s better than Honor”, they believe.


    Dishonesty,suits the Democrats,
    And a bunch of RINO’s ,too,
    Democrats,so feckless and so snide,
    They think we’re just a bunch of fools.


    They can find the voters,
    Bus them town to town,
    Their votes are counted ,
    Before they’re written down,
    Don’t need no papers ,
    To vote in this town,
    No I.D., No I.D.

    When Democrats turn Communists
    And Hillary’s the boss,
    Islamofascists will give Hillary the push,
    Lies won’t win this final war,
    They’re headed for the loss,
    Democrats will still be fighting BUSH.


    Dishonesty,suits the Democrats,
    And a bunch of RINO’s ,too,
    Democrats,so feckless and so snide,
    As their heads roll ,they’ll go Boo Hoo Hoo.

  • 70 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Prettyold: That’s good!!! Did you know they were without ‘feck’ before MeatPieandTatters told us?

    But you left out that they have delusions of being ‘friends-o-ticks’, as pointed out by James.

  • 71 prettyold // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    I was just reading on Michelle ’s site and it said Harkin had been a Ferry pilot. I never knew they had their own AirForce.

    Sorry ,old old joke,couldn’t help myself.

  • 72 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Daffy Duck, cartwheeling, bouncing off the walls, ceiling and furniture, eyes bulging, tongue hanging out of the side of his mouth, spittle flying from his bill-lips pursed to repeatedly hoot, “Whoo-hoo! Whoo-hoo! Whoo-hoo!…..”

    That’s what the Clinton/Soros/Socialist marionettes, Reid and Pelosi, remind me of.

    They need straight-jackets. They’re mad, MAD I tell ya!

  • 73 Maggie // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Prettyold re#69… rock girl.

  • 74 Music City Bloggers » Blog Archive » Do-Nothing Senate Has Time To Slander Radio Talk Show Host // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:34 pm

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  • 75 Darthmeister // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. It can’t get any more stranger than a liar like Tom Harkin (who at one time or another shamelessly misrepresented his service record) taking Rush Limbaugh to task over the letter “s” on the end of “soldiers”.

    You see, the Donks can rail hours on end calling Bush Hitler, comparing Gitmo to gulags and comparing American prison guards to Nazis (Dick “The Jerk” Turbin), making rash and subsequently false claims that Haditha Marines murdered innocent civilians in cold blood (Jack “Band of Brothers” Murtha), claiming American soldiers were essentially terrorists for routinely “terrorizing innocent Iraqis in the middle of the night” (John “Cambodia” Kerry), claiming the American Airforce is randomly “air raiding” Iraqi villages (Barack Osama Obama), blah, blah, blah … but don’t you dare question their patriotism!

    Yet these same partisan chumps get their panties in a bunch over two words uttered by Rush which were clearly directed at phony soldiers like Jesse Macbeth and others who were enthusiastically embraced by the anti-war leftists and who were later found out to be frauds. You just can’t make this stuff up!

  • 76 conserve-a-tips // Oct 2, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    Darthmeister, you know, this may not be a bad thing. I have heard a number of liberals who have gone to Rush’s website just to hear what he is saying about the issue and who are surprised at what he really said. The truth always comes out eventually and it just may be that we are seeing a McGovern moment here.

  • 77 Fred Sinclair // Oct 2, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    JamesonLewis3rd - You are right about Rush.He’s pretty well off, financially but with all of his money, he couldn’t buy as much fun as he’s having right now.

    Today, his attitude and demeanor reminded me of Jimmy Cagney as he sang YankeeDoodle Dandy! Quite literally having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have,

    Reid couldn’t have played his role better, he got up in the Senate and played the role of the Ultimate Democrat Jackass to perfection.

    I think that the Democrat’s will get all of the toothpaste back in the tube; turn lead into gold; get a pint of blood from a turnip and watch Old MacDonald’s pigs fly before they live down this fiasco. aka (S,N,A.F.U.) Tisk, tisk it’s not nice to try and smear “He who runs America”.

    He has a listening audience in excess of 20 Million and at the very least that used to be known in politics as “A sizeable voting bloc”. What could they have been thinking about?

    As Rush says, “Put a bucketfull of feces in front of a Democrat and he’ll find a way to step in it.”

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 78 gafisher // Oct 3, 2007 at 6:22 am

    Fred Re#77“He has a listening audience in excess of 20 Million and at the very least that used to be known in politics as “A sizeable voting bloc”. What could they have been thinking about?”

    They could have been thinking about having the chance, just for once in their lives, of being heard by “a sizable voting bloc,” to say nothing of an intelligent one. But my bet is that they weren’t thinking at all — it’s just not in their character.

  • 79 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 3, 2007 at 8:28 am

    For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.~~2Corinthians 5:14-15 (emphasis mine)

  • 80 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 3, 2007 at 8:50 am

    “Under this approach, health care reform is phased in by population, beginning with children,” the memo says. “Kids First is really a precursor to the new system. It is intended to be freestanding and administratively simple, with states given broad flexibility in its design so that it can be easily folded into existing/future program structures.”

  • 81 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 8:50 am

    Fred, re #77, I’m thinking that you should win the “Best Post of the Day” award!!!

  • 82 onlineanalyst // Oct 3, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Superb parody, pretty old! The Dems haven’t had much experience with honesty.

    Clear Channel has given its unequivocal response to Harry Reid: Buzz off! According to this account, Reid thought that he could use the same strong-arm tactics that he used in Nevada to silence conservative talk radio. He overestimated (again!) his leadership clout.

    Meanwhile, Media Mutters (er, Nutters, Natterers, or Mad-whores) will continue its onslaught to create and drive phony outrage, thus feeding the narrative to the non-critical- thinking MSM, in order to soften the public into accepting the Fairness Doctrine. Hillary’s lackey Wes Clark is flogging the message that Rush Limbaugh should be ousted from armed-services radio. The clueless Clark has absolutely no idea of the support Rush has for the troops and vice versa.

    Take a look at the Dems who signed Reid’s letter, btw. There you will find supporters of the Chavez-like “fairness doctrine”. The Dems want to not only seize the messenger but seize and control the message. This effort will take the guise of eliminating “hate speech”- another poll-tested word choice by the cowardly Left. In the Left’s ears, hard words and truths in opposition to their propaganda is hate.

  • 83 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Did you hear Rush yesterday? He told Harry Reid, on the air, that if he and his liberal cohorts are so concerned about a fairness doctrine and that they don’t get equal time on issues, then that he, Rush, was extending an invitation to discuss this matter on the air, in a civilized manner, man-to-man. And if Reid didn’t take him up on his offer, it would be very telling. Anybody taking bets???

  • 84 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 3, 2007 at 9:49 am

    I cringe at the thought of being in the same room with Reid-even “protected” within the Self-Contained Environment of OSHA-Approved, Heavy-Duty Haz-Mat attire several layers thick-I’d still need about ten showers and the room would need an industrial-grade fumigation. I would probably require psychiatric help as well. The guy exudes a virtually tangible aura of evil.

    I’m reminded of The X-Files, Doctor Who and Stargate [1994], all of which are based on actual, factual, irrefutable case files leaked by Special Agent Mulder.

    We’ve been infiltrated.

  • 85 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:13 am

    You know what I hate? When you work all morning on a scoop and hit backspace instead of enter and the whole article goes poof. sigh, I am not starting all over.

  • 86 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Reid walks into the studio. Limbaugh is reclining, barely containing a smirk, puffing on a ceegar. Reid sits down-coiled like a venomous scorpion, a curved wall of MIB looming behind him-and reaches to adjust his microphone’s height. Limbaugh leans forward and demands, with an ever-increasing-decibel level, “What do you think of this?!?” Like lightning, at the peak of the crescendo, he displays a plain wooden Cross. Reid implodes. Immediately afterward, neither CSI nor Geiger Counters are able to detect even minute Trace.

  • 87 mig // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:30 am

    New Business
    Our local radio host railed against the President saying he hired Blackwater so that he wouldn’t have to institute a draft therefore winning the ‘04 election and that Blackwater was a bunch of drunken hooligans besmirching the reputation of our military.

  • 88 mig // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Did Rush call for Reid to resign?
    Talk-show giant Rush Limbaugh sharply escalated his war of words with Democrats in the Senate Tuesday, calling for the resignation of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

    He also characterized as “boneheaded” Reid’s effort to enlist senators to pressure Limbaugh’s syndicator, Clear Channel Communications, to censor him.
    I love Rush.

  • 89 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:48 am

    I went to my beloved, neighborhood Home Depot yesterday to get a part for my lawn mower. To my chagrin, the lawn mowers and parts had been replaced by Ugly Fake Christmas Trees, Tacky Ornaments and whatnot. There must have been 150 Orange-Aproned Associates scurrying around. It was just plain unnatural.

  • 90 mig // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:51 am

    Appeal for Courage: As an American currently serving my nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to fully support our mission in Iraq and halt any calls for retreat. I also respectfully urge my political leaders to actively oppose media efforts which embolden my enemy while demoralizing American support at home. The War in Iraq is a necessary and just effort to bring freedom to the Middle East and protect America from further attack.
    We can’t say on one hand that we support our troops, then on the other hand say, “The war is lost.”

  • 91 mig // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:55 am

    Scoring political points while our soldiers are in the field fighting the forces of radical Islam is a dangerous and irresponsible move.

  • 92 mig // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:01 am

    ha ha ha ha!!!
    From FSM … a number of liberal senators jumped into the maelstrom created by Media Matters with as much enthusiasm as Homer Simpson at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

  • 93 mig // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Oh dancing with myself
    Oh dancing with myself
    Well there’s nothing to lose
    And there’s nothing to prove
    I’ll be dancing with myself

  • 94 da Bunny // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Did anyone else here see “Hannity and Commie” last night, where they played the clip of Her Thighness/Comrade Clinton revealing that she was/is one of those who started “Media Matters?” Time for all conservative talkers/bloggers to take that subject and run with it!! Evil is as evil does!!!

  • 95 da Bunny // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Heh, heh…mig, you’re not alone on the dance floor! :-)

  • 96 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    Mig, I have a feeling that a few Blackwater guys would take issue with that. One of best friends’ sons is a former Special Ops Marine working for them and I can assure that guy that he does the military proud. Oh, and I’d dance with you, but I have a bad knee. :-(

  • 97 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 3, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    Oh my God, oh my God, Bush just vetoed the Child Care Act. Dead children everywhere.

    Stupid Oil loving Hitler like president anyhow. zeech

  • 98 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 3, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Speaking of Blackwater…..

  • 99 boberinyetagain // Oct 3, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    mig, don’t feel bad, i’ve been over in the corner all day and no one has asked me to dance.

    Such is life

  • 100 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Ms Rightwing, Ink:
    I just walked outside and had to run back inside and bolt the doors. They were falling everywhere. I did notice, however, that they were around 24 yrs old, smelled of whiskey and had on party hats. Hmmm. Maybe it wasn’t the veto that caused it.

  • 101 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Heh all - I wonder if we could get Scott to run for Jefferson Scott Davis, president of the Sovereign state of Scrappledom.

  • 102 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    That should have been Jefferson Scott Davis without the Davis in bold. Oh well.

  • 103 Fred Sinclair // Oct 3, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    MIG Re: #87

    I sincerely doubt that our President really did that but it does sound like a good idea. except for the “…. that Blackwater was a bunch of drunken hooligans besmirching the reputation of our military. ” part.

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 104 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 3, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    All of the “news” media have taken on the look of inane parodies of themselves in the spotlight of this idiotic finger-pointing and name-calling. It’s pathetic. They should never have been allowed to ad lib. Those people don’t have a clue.

    I’m a hundred miles back, and closin’ in.

  • 105 everthink // Oct 3, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    “Harkin finally admitted he had not seen combat but had served as a ferry pilot stationed in Atsugi, Japan, flying aircraft to be repaired from Atsugi to the Philippines. When pressed by reporters to explain how much time he really spent in Vietnam, Harkin estimated that over a year he flew in and out of Vietnam a dozen times or so.”

    FLEW INTO VIETNAM A DOZEN TIMES OR SO!!! He was actually in Vietnam!

    How many times is that more than Dumbyah?

    Was the FAT DOPE ADDICT in Vietnam?

    HOW about you?

    Say, what about young Dick? Is he in Iraq yet?

  • 106 Micah // Oct 3, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    I though the lefties loved dope. Against the drug laws and all that. Wouldn’t this make Rush a hero?
    btw, Harkin had referred to himself as a Vietnam War Combat pilot. He nows refers to himself as a Vietnam-ERA pilot. The combat pilot stuff was a bald-faced lie. Which he acknowledged, albeit perhaps tacitly. So there.

  • 107 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 3, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Hm. I thought he piloted a ferry.

  • 108 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 3, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    “Celebrating” a time of pious, meditative fasting, whether in school or anywhere else, and putting it on a level with Christmas and Halloween seems just a bit incongruous to me.
    Modern-day Pharisees do such things such as find an inanimate blob of tasty, cool, All-American Jell-O to be repugnant to glorify themselves only.

    Truth is way stranger than fiction-

  • 109 SnakeDoctor // Oct 3, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Whenever I hear Harry Reid speak I can’t help but think that it is exactly how the Anti-Christ will sound when he finally appears. Soft spoken, reasonable (until you examine exactly what he says), certainly no one to distrust yet spewing out half truths, lies and damnable lies. All in a perfectly reasonable modulated tone.

    No Everthink, I’m not accusing or even suggesting that Reid is the Anti-Christ, however Nancy Pelosi and her demonic, straight from the pit of hell giggle/laugh is another matter entirely.

  • 110 Maggie // Oct 3, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    CAT re#81 talking about Fred’s post #77 being the best.

    Apparently you did not tead my post #73.

  • 111 Maggie // Oct 3, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Please make that read not tead.

  • 112 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Maggie, I did tead your post, but it was posted on Oct. 2nd, while Fred’s was on the 3rd, so I stand vindicated. :-)

    Neverthink - we’ve missed you so badly (oh, didn’t you know? It’s Sarcastic Wednesday according to Hoop and Yoyo). I hate to burst your bubble, but from the book Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History also mentioned in David Broder’s 1980’s book:

    But Harkin’s military record showed no Vietnam service decorations. He finally conceded he had not flown combat air patrols in Vietnam and began describing himself as a Vietnam era vet.

    He’s a liar, Neverthink. He’s a liar. Do you get that? And he’s lying about this whole issue too. At first, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt of just being ignorant of the facts, but he has had plenty of time to research and he is still lying. The scary thing about this is that the Constitution prohibits Congress from passing stuff regarding the rights of free speech or free press. Even liberal media people are squirming over this, because they realize that they could be next if they don’t mind their p’s and q’s and stay totally in line. The Democrats in Congress have stepped in it.

  • 113 Fred Sinclair // Oct 3, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    I’m not naive enough to drink “Evian” bottled water from France nor am I naive enough to swallow Algore’s brand of bottled “Manmade” global warming. AND NOW THERE’S THIS: From today’s Wall Street Journal “Opinion Journal - best of the web today 10/3/07″ by James Taranto

    “Another conflict is shaping up between left-wing ideologues and the disabled. At issue are those politically correct “hybrid” cars, which turn out to be dangerous to the blind:

    *** QUOTE ***

    Because hybrids make virtually no noise at slower speeds when they run solely on electric power, blind people say they pose a hazard to those who rely on their ears to determine whether it’s safe to cross the street or walk through a parking lot.

    “I’m used to being able to get sound cues from my environment and negotiate accordingly. I hadn’t imagined there was anything I really wouldn’t be able to hear,” said Deborah Kent Stein, chairwoman of the National Federation of the Blind’s Committee on Automotive and Pedestrian Safety. “We did a test, and I discovered, to my great dismay, that I couldn’t hear it.” . . .

    [National Federation of the Blind] President Marc Maurer said he received an e-mail from an environmentalist who suggested that the members of his group should be the first to drown when sea levels rise from global warming.”

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 114 Darthmeister // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    In 1979, Mr. Harkin, then a congressman, participated in a round-table discussion arranged by the Congressional Vietnam Veterans’ Caucus. “I spent five years as a Navy pilot, starting in November of 1962,” Mr. Harkin said at that meeting, in words that were later quoted in a book, Changing of the Guard, by Washington Post political writer David Broder. “One year was in Vietnam. I was flying F-4s and F-8s on combat air patrols and photo-reconnaissance support missions.”

    Tom Harkin bald-faced lied about his service record and later admitted under pressure from Senator Barry Goldwater (you know, Barry “the Goldwater Republican”) that he didn’t actually fly combat missions in Vietnam without ever admitting he lied. His actual service is still in dispute since it appears Harkin never signed Form 180. What we know of Harkin’s military service has come mostly from Harkin himself.

    I suppose one can engage in cognitive dissonance and claim Senator Harkin served honorably though he later lied about his service and shouldn’t be held accountable for the “little lies” that he spun to advance his political career. Sheesh!

  • 115 prettyold // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Isn’t it strange? I can’t think of one fraudulant(that means Phoney,for you libs) Conservative or Republican Military person who has publicly spoken out ,on talk shows or newspaper articles ,either for or against the War On Terror.

    Where the heck are all our good liars? Can’t Laura Bush start some Internet blog to trash everyone who has ever criticised her family?Does our side always have to be so darned honorable?
    Oh ,I already know the answer. It’s yes
    and that’s why we are better than the Lyinlib Democrats

  • 116 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Prettyold - Shhhhh. Didn’t you know? You can’t use the words ‘phoney’ and ‘military’ in the same sentence. I’m just telling you for your own good. I would just hate to see Senators Reid and Harkin up there reading a letter to Scott Ott demanding that you apologize or be removed from Scrappleface.

  • 117 Fred Sinclair // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Darthmeister - Senator Harkin kinda recalls to mind my little brother, Tim (he’s now ‘passed on’) he was always “gone fishin” He’d come home with stories about, “Honest! It was thisss BIG (holding his hands about 20 - 24 inches apart) but it got away, durn it!”

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 118 Fred Sinclair // Oct 3, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    “Jesse MacBeth” at least we’ve got a new tool in our toolbox. Now when a lib says anything; we can simply reply ‘ “Yeah, all you Jesse folks are just alike… why would you think that anyone who has a brain…like me would ever believe anything one of tou Jesse MacBeth types had to say? Or, like Ann says ‘If Democrats had any brains, they would be Republicans”.

    Heirborn Ranger

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  • 120 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Ya know, Fred, it just occurred to me that he’s straight out of the military version of a Shakespeare play, when you could hear his bootcamp commander cry, “Out, out darned sot!” (the cleaned up version)

  • 121 [deleted] // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    Everyone is so clever. Every word has to have some twist to it. And I only spent a couple of weeks here last year. I did the same thing to the Wooten blog over at the AJC. Revisit. You’ll wonder just who the heck I am.

    Jesus’s message: We have the authority to talk to God for all of mankind. Talk to God but speak for all of us. Jesus taught us A way to pray, not THE way. Talk to God today. Just speak. Mention me, if you dare.

    You’re all lost in a wash of puns and clever constructs. It’s proof that Jesus was here. One person can make a difference. Never forget that. Now go back to your holy retirement plans, and superior grade caskets, and overly played phrases. I would point out what white noise is, but that might make a few of you stand back from the madding crowd and realize what you’ve become. Now we couldn’t have that, now, could we?


    Oh, yeah, here’s another you missed: Patreaus/betrayus was moveon’s credibility killer. They did pick the next general though: Barrabas! Now they can crucify Christ in the holyland to assuage the Islamic hoards. I mean, convert to Islam or die? What do they want? We converted. We converted! There’s millions of black muslims in this country . (once again, a million places to go, but you can flesh it out, if you like hacking).

  • 122 conserve-a-tips // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    George Bush has an alternate ship plan for “children” 18 to 25yrs. It’s free health care. All you have to to is sign up to Ship Out. Its called the military.

  • 123 everthink // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:38 pm


    “Neverthink - we’ve missed you so badly…”

    So I see by your numbers here; but I can’t save you.

    There is a mighty wind building, and all you sad folks here will soon be blown away by it. (That is, if Dumbyah don’t mushroom us all first.)

  • 124 everthink // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:53 pm


    “I though the lefties loved dope.”

    And I’m beginning to think all “righties” are gay perverts; let’s hope we’re both wrong.

  • 125 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 4, 2007 at 12:30 am

    For those who think only Republicans are sexual perverts. Oh, ya, I forgot, when it is a Democrat all you have to say is, “Gee, I dunno, somebody must have did this to me.”

    Guess it was all a mistake, well then tell it to the judge. Oh, I know, it was that creep from Hustler magazine that planted it on me.

  • 126 mig // Oct 4, 2007 at 6:30 am

    Pick a Candidate

  • 127 mig // Oct 4, 2007 at 6:34 am

    Full cup of coffee, caught up on scrappleface, and now it’s time to get the kids off to school.
    We had our first lock down at the gov’t. school. A drug shooting one block of campus five minutes after the dismissal bell rang. Think the shooter was trying to show off for the high schoolers, maybe intimidate a few. Three shots to the head, DOA. Where do they target practice? I mean that’s a pretty good mark.

  • 128 mig // Oct 4, 2007 at 7:24 am

    Oh and as a side note to the Blackwater issue,I don’t see anything wrong with mercenary soldiers. It seems a good and resonable answer to a nation that is opposed to a draft. Seems like the left, once again, wants to do everything in its’ power to negatively effect this war. No mercenaries, no draft, no funding. And I am pretty sure that Bush didn’t do it to win an election. If he was running his presidency according to popular oppinion, we would still be negotiating with Afghanistan.

  • 129 Darthmeister // Oct 4, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Pretend All That You Can Be: Soldiers That Democrats Typically Support.

  • 130 mig // Oct 4, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Heh heh. Doncha just love Ann…Sometimes liberals get desperate and have to concoct Tawana Brawley veterans.

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