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  of interest to older liberals

CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Dead At 92

He hadn’t anchored the Evening News in nearly three decades, but Walter Cronkite set the standard for serious, authoritative network news. The stuff he covered was the biggest stuff of the 20th Century: from WWII to JFK, Apollo to Vietnam, Chicago ’68 to Watergate and the slow rot of America beginning in the mid-1970s. Read more on CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Dead At 92…
  rip robert mcnamara

Architect of the Vietnam War Sure Wished He Hadn’t Done That

Robert McNamara accomplished many things in his long life, from revitalizing Ford Motor Co. with a new line of safe compact cars to decades of work to alleviate global poverty and reduce the risk of nuclear war. But he dies today as the “architect of the Vietnam War,” and it seemed the whole rest of his life was a good faith attempt to make up for that awful karma. Read more on Architect of the Vietnam War Sure Wished He Hadn’t Done That…
  the best and the brightest

ROBERT McNAMARA IS DEAD: Jesus, anybody else feel like dying in the next week or two? Because now is clearly the time to do it! Robert McNamara prosecuted America’s hopeless adventure in Vietnam on behalf of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson; he also did many other things, which nobody remembers on account of the war. [Washington Post] Read more on …
  black card

We interrupt this “coverage” of the 2008 Democratic National Convention to report that John “Walnuts” McCain, when asked by Jay Leno this evening how many houses he owns, responded in a serious tone, “I spent 5½ years in a prison cell; I didn’t have a house.” It is unknown whether the studio audience laughed in response. Read more on …
  our flourishing punditocracy

WaPo’s Richard Cohen: Great Columnist, Or Greatest Columnist?

The only thing that would cheer us up if Bill Kristol loses next year’s Pulitzer Prize for commentary would be a victory for Washington Post “moderate liberal” columnist Richard Cohen instead. If you haven’t been following this guy recently then you know NOTHING. Oh, the prose-poetry of his sentences! One gorgeous conjunction masterfully gives way to a brilliant proper noun, brought to life by an effervescent transitive verb and wrung to a world-historical clincher with yet another brilliant proper noun. Recently, Cohen has told us about his “keen eye” and the wretched “tattoos” plastering our children these days. In today’s column, Cohen shares the following: John McCain is a maverick, while Barack Obama is a youth! Read more on WaPo’s Richard Cohen: Great Columnist, Or Greatest Columnist?…
  campaign ads

Walnuts: Don’t Hope For Anything Good To Happen If I’m In Charge

Here’s a new “biographical” ad from John McCain, where we learn — get this — that while a bunch of hippie anarcho-pinkist fags like 7-year-old Barack Obama spent five years mud-fucking on the AIDSy grounds of Woodstock in the 1960s, McCain was at a subprime torture hotel in Vietnam. The ad concludes with a number of inspirational messages that will surely drive voters to his corner, such as “John McCain doesn’t always tell us what we hope to hear” and “Don’t hope for a better life.” This rhetoric. We are overcome. [YouTube] Read more on Walnuts: Don’t Hope For Anything Good To Happen If I’m In Charge…
  not helping

Shut Up, Wes Clark

Meet General Wesley Clark, the secret GOP operative with the black, beady eyes of a born sociopath. (Or Jim Lehrer.) After spending four years windsurfing with John Kerry in Hell, he came back to remind America why he should never open his yap on the teevee. This weekend on Face the Nation, he said that John McCain’s experience riding in a fighter plane did not translate into preparation for executive office — which, while completely true, met with utterly predictable outrage. Read more on Shut Up, Wes Clark…
  old chums

Vietnamese Guy Who Kicked McCain’s Ass For Five Years Endorses McCain

Tran Trong Duyet is a Vietnamese retiree and “amateur ballroom dancer.” He’s one of those foreign folks that the Western press describes with such words as “sprightly,” like when, say, Barbara Walters interviews the Dalai Lama and calls him “cute” or “adorable.” Ha ha, wacky old Asian men! You just want to fold them into a sparkly lunchbox and take them home as a present for your kitty cat. But in Duyet’s case, he would proceed to beat the shit out of your cat, which is what he did to John McCain as head of the Hoa Lo prison — the “Hanoi Hilton” — during WALNUTS!’ famous Captivity. Let’s see what cute things he has to say! Read more on Vietnamese Guy Who Kicked McCain’s Ass For Five Years Endorses McCain…
 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SABBATH READING: Here is today’s selection for Wonkette’s Sunday Afternoon Sabbath Reading, for you to enjoy after church and before your pot roast supper. It’s the tale of how John McCain married a swimsuit model in 1965, adopted her two children, had another child with her, and grew so bored with domestic life that he asked to fight in Vietnam. While in captivity, his wife became mildly crippled in a car accident, leading John McCain to cheat on her repeatedly when he returned, until finally he abandoned her — in a “mid-life crisis” that he had, yes, 28 years ago — for a young, gorgeous beer heiress whose father could make him a Congressman. Pissed about Hillary? Vote McCain! [Daily Mail] Read more on …
 

State GOP Chair Claims McCain Is ‘Kind Of Like Jesus’

Some dingbat state Republican leader says John McCain is “kind of like Jesus.” Because they were both born 2,000 years ago? No! It’s because, according to Georgia Republican Party chairwoman Sue Everhart, John McCain never denounced the United States when he was a war prisoner — just like Christ, when he was in ‘Nam. Ha ha, but McCain did denounce the United States. Explore the idiocy, after the jump. Read more on State GOP Chair Claims McCain Is ‘Kind Of Like Jesus’…
 

Meet The New Lying Hillary Clinton!

This saucy minx is Becky Miller, the mayor of Carrollton, Texas, a Dallas suburb with 116,000 wonderful inhabitants. According to herself, she has dated and sung with all sorts of popular musicians from the 1970s, and her brother once died in Vietnam. But perhaps her crowning achievement is that she made all of this stuff up. Read more on Meet The New Lying Hillary Clinton!…
 

Poll: Americans Are More Ageist Than Sexist Or Racist

No matter who the Democrats nominate for the Presidency this fall, the candidate’s sure to be a slam dunk — because as much as they hate women and black people, most American citizens would rather chew off their own arms than elect a person over the age of 70. Thus John McCain will surrender to noble Defeat in November, the victim of a cruel public that hates him for his physical frailty and weak mind. Read more on Poll: Americans Are More Ageist Than Sexist Or Racist…
 

Stupid Leftists Can’t Even Make Good Propaganda

Once upon a time there was a war in a faraway magical place called Vietnam. This was before the Internet! (Well, the public internet at least. DoD geeks started building their internet in 1969. Manhunt was probably a lot hotter then!) And all the hippies made angry silkscreen posters against the war, and some of them were kind of awesome. You see, before the Internet, people had to print and distribute things as a means of communication. And there was a thing called “graphic design.” Smoke a bowl with Choire, after the jump. Read more on Stupid Leftists Can’t Even Make Good Propaganda…
 

Sen. Rockefeller Comically Criticizes McCain’s War Experience

In a Sunday interview with the West Virginia’s Charleston Gazette newspaper, Senator Jay Rockefeller reinforced his support for Barry Obama. Mostly, however, he made fun of John McCain’s war experience with some heavy words about bombs. McCain is dehumanized and cannot understand the human condition, Rockefeller says, and that is why he enjoyed bombing the Vietnamese from the air so much. Read more on Sen. Rockefeller Comically Criticizes McCain’s War Experience…
 

Hanoi Jane Endorses Obama So Hanoi John Can Be President

About 40 years ago, a very young and super hot Jane Fonda protested the American war against Vietnam by visiting Hanoi and posing for pictures with the North Vietnamese military. (She also visited American prisoners of war imprisoned in Hanoi, but nobody really talks about that because it wasn’t treason.) Guess who else was in Hanoi at the time but refused to meet with Fonda’s anti-war group? Navy pilot John McCain, who was killing North Vietnamese villagers with bombs in 1967 when he was shot down by a missile. Now guess how many billion dollars Hillary must’ve paid Jane Fonda to endorse Barack Obama? Read more on Hanoi Jane Endorses Obama So Hanoi John Can Be President…