Marines have a name they use for despicable people: pukes.
Pukes came in a variety of flavors. Some are wimps. Some are liars. Some aren't
stand-up guys. Some are dishonorable or self serving. Some are phony-baloney mouth
warriors. Most are cowards. Pukes can't be trusted. You know the type. You can
probably add a few flavors to the puke list yourself. You can often find some
of these pukes manipulating others to do dangerous or illegal things while they
themselves run and hide and keep their hands clean. You've probably known pukes
since your days on your school playground. Pukes were the kids who always egged
on other kids to do things that were against the rules, but who always avoided
any consequences if anyone was caught. They were also the kids who would tell
others to fight, but they'd never get in a fight themselves and would try to be
on both sides at the same time. When these pukes grow up, they sometimes worm
themselves into important positions of authority over others. Pukes, of the phony-baloney
mouth warrior variety, are a particularly disgusting stain on our society right
These days, I'm hearing a lot of these pukes on so-called
conservative talk radio and seeing them on one cable TV network in particular,
and I'm seeing a lot of their pukewords in the so-called conservative press. Most
of these pukes are attacking John Kerry over his service in Vietnam. These phony
pukes would make me puke except they're not worth a used barf bag.
came to realize the truth and had the courage to speak the truth. That got some
of the pukes who did serve upset. My guess is that some of these pukes are living
in phony gingerbread lies about what brave Rambos they were in Vietnam and their
psyches can't stand the truth about Vietnam because it undercuts their false images
of themselves. I don't know the specific details of what Kerry and many others
were involved in, other than what I've read or heard, but my common sense and
my own experiences tell me that Kerry, who volunteered for the military when many
pukes were ducking service, was brave in war and he was even braver in pointing
out the lies of war. Kerry went and did while many pukes went and hid.
One thing that some of the pukes and their pals,
the neocon elites (a subspecies of pukes), are trying to use to hurt Kerry is
the fact that Kerry often speaks with nuances and in speculative terms. Kerry's
problem is that he sometimes wears his lawyer's hat and speaks with his lawyer's
mouth. His attempt to be precise with words while arguing both sides of an issue
is right out of the book on how to answer Bar Exams. This often confuses lesser
lights who don't think in such terms. Thus, Kerry, or others who think in terms
of nuances, might first say something like: "If the evidence convinced me
that Iraq was a danger to the U.S. I, too, would have invaded that nation."
The important word and the qualifier in that sentence is "if." Then,
Kerry or those who think this way, might later say something like: "I wouldn't
have attacked Iraq as George Bush did." The important words and qualifiers
in this last sentence are "as George Bush did." Hearing both statements,
the neocon elites around Bush, who know how easily suggestible the Stepford people
are, then claim that statements like this are flip-flops, when in fact they're
me tell those pukes and other pukes how it works. When you're in a vessel or a
vehicle in a dangerous place and you hear gunfire or an explosion, the first thing
you should do is get away from the immediate area of the gunfire or the explosion
so you can assess the situation. This is also taught to most cops. If you're a
cop and you're driving down the street and a bullet hits your police car, you
don't just stop and let the shooter get another shot at you. That's not bravery,
pukes. Instead, you duck low and gun your car to get out of gunshot range so you
can assess the situation and figure out where the bullet came from and how to
best get the shooter. It's the same way in combat. Had I been a swift boat captain,
and had I heard gunfire coming my way or if there had been an explosion, I would
have done the same thing that Kerry is reported to have done. I would have gunned
the hell out of my boat to get out of the hot situation so I could intelligently
consider what was really going on. It's said that one of the swift boats with
Kerry "just" hit a mine and that's when Kerry gunned his boat. Okay.
That sounds nice and neat many years later. But, when it happened, none of the
others probably knew what had happened. They just heard an explosion. Was it a
mine? Was it a mortar from the shore? Was it a tank from the shore? Was it a rocket?
Was it an RPG? Was it a bomb from a plane? Was it something on the boat itself
that had exploded? Was it a signal from an enemy on the shore to open fire with
machine guns? The point is, at such a moment, you don't know what's going on and
you need to get the hell out of there to make an assessment. That's what I figure
Kerry did. He then made his assessment and quickly returned to pick up a guy in
the water. He showed coolness and presence of mind for doing what he did.
Combat usually isn't like some movies with nice neat lines
of good guys and bad guys. It's usually mass chaos and pandemonium. Everyone is
yelling and shooting all at the same time and often in all directions. You often
hear gunfire and explosions and you don't always know where the hell anything
is coming from, or whether it's your own guys firing or the other side.
And, what about the rap coming from some radio pukes
that Kerry was lying about being in Cambodia on this or that day because we weren't
in Cambodia? "Why, gosh, June Clever, we're Americans and we wouldn't have
done anything illegal such as sneaking into Cambodia."
not a John Kerry fan, but when I weigh the good and bad between Bush and Kerry,
my scales indicate that Kerry is the better choice of the two. As a registered
Republican I wish it weren't so, but it is. I'd prefer someone like Pat Buchanan
as president, but that isn't going to happen so I'll take just about anyone who
I think will be more careful about spilling the blood of others than Bush has
been. In my eyes, Bush also fails on immigration, in keeping government smaller,
in fiscal responsibility, in keeping jobs here in the U.S., in healthcare and
in other areas. And, while I'm not hearing what I really want to hear from Kerry
on most of these things, it seems, at least to me, that the devil we don't know
may be better than the devil we do know.
Wrong is wrong and right is right. It doesn't matter if you're a Republican or a Democrat. The smears against Kerry are wrong, and Bush is wrong to let them continue. And, have no doubt about this, even though Bush says he has nothing to do with the smears, all he has to do is raise his little finger and the smears would stop. But, he's not doing that, and that speaks volumes about pukiness.
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