John Kerry at a bike shop (picture)

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by Michael127, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. alorlious

    alorlious New Member

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    Kerry's wealth is far and away more than Bush. Plus, he got it from his ex-wife and current wife. Who's a whole other topic on a whole other message board herself.

    Anyway, if you think the govt owes you something then go ahead, vote for him.
     


  2. tamman2000

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    Does either canidate have any?
     
  3. Mr_Potatohead

    Mr_Potatohead New Member

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    People always say a vote for Nader is like a vote for Bush.

    I say a vote for either Bush or Kerry is like choosing between execution by firing squad or execution by hanging. The end result is the same, the method may vary. Does having a choice make it better?
     
  4. JohnO

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    Common, working class American... married to a billionaire. A wise man once told me - when you marry for money, you earn every penny of it.

    Well, he rides a Serotta with Campy group, he can't be all bad. No tape on the wheels? I'd say that's more a case of a bad advisor. C'mon, John, appoint a first rate cycle mechanic to your Cabinet.

    Bush rides a MTB, but he's friends with Lance so I can forgive him for the off road bike. Maybe he will get one of those gold Madones.

    Both candidates have been seen on bikes and with LiveStrong bands on, so cycling definitely seems to be on the upswing in the US. Keeps the upcoming election from being totally depressing. It's a pity - both parties have interesting candidates, they just don't run them for president. McCain versus Gephardt, now that would have been an interesting election.
     
  5. Mr_Potatohead

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    John McCain versus Hillary Clinton in 2008 is my prediction if Bush is re-elected.
     
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    Ya'll better watch out... there is a devil-dog in the house! Semper Fi brother.
     
  7. anthonyjf

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    Kerry does'nt ride - that bike is for his butler. That way, he can get those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to him quickly!
     
  8. Mr_Potatohead

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    over in Europe they call that a "Royale with Jelly"
     
  9. USMCUglyAngel

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    You know how true that is? McCain is by far right now the most popular Republican in the US, while Hilary's popularity is doubling every day. I couldn't stand to see another Clinton in office, but it would be one hell of a race.
     
  10. Michael Pisarri

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    I criticize him only becuase he served 4 months, came back then spoke agianst the war. now he acts like he is a HUGE war hero and speaks only of his time (4 months) served in vietnam and not his 19 years in the senate. and you know why, becuase if people judged him by his time in public office he wouldn't stand a chance.
     
  11. Mr_Potatohead

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    fair enough, maybe he wasn't a hero. Maybe he didn't deserve any medals at all.

    But at least he was there in Vietnam while Bush got the fortunate son pass in the National Guard and Dick Cheney had "better things to do". I mean if John Kerry exagerates his service, at least he had some.
     
  12. Mr_Potatohead

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    Yeah I don't know who I would bet on in that scenario. I mean John McCain may be a good man and all but Hillary is a dirtier fighter.

    That's why they traditionally don't allow women in combat by the way. Because then wars would be much too vicious.
     
  13. Olasnah

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    I'm not going to argue politics, but I will argue this war-record thing......

    Who is wrong? The man who protests the unjust war after serving in a combat zone with distinction, or the one who neglects to see the value of the cause in the first place and shirks his duty as a citizen so he can stay home?
     
  14. USMCUglyAngel

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    Thats TOO funny.
     
  15. Jakebrake

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    He threw those over the fence, remember? :rolleyes:
     
  16. concord

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    I was being nice when I referred to him as dork and I know he can not keep up with me at any given day of the week! As the political issue the dork doesn't have a chance. Bike or no bike the dork does not have my vote, period.
     
  17. Jakebrake

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    Please stop by the bloody soap box forum, there is a thread that needs your input. :D
     
  18. cgb250f8

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    Hi Michael (whoever you are),
    That's my photo of Kerry you posted. Have you ever heard of the term COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT?!?!?!
    Just kidding.
    I'm flattered, but let's set the record straight: It was Portland, not Seattle. Kerry rides Campy gear. Can you blame him for riding in grubbies, with photo geeks like me waiting to pounce? I almost didn't recognize him like that. (But the secret service guys and gals were kind of a giveaway.)
    The shop was The Bike Gallery. Stop in next time you're in Portland. Great place.
    Please credit: Photograph by Charles Barry, Copyright 2004!
    Have fun, but nobody publishes this photo again without permission. (I've got lawyers.)

    Chuck
     
  19. Michael127

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    Sorry Chuck.

    Got the pic from a friend. He just sent me the pic w/o any reference to you, although he told me verbally the story. Thought he said seattle. Whoops.
     
  20. Wurm

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    Hey tsilliman - do you actually believe that "bill of goods" the Neo-con's have sold you?? :rolleyes: C'mon, you must be sharper than that?

    FYI, here is GWB, the King of Flip-Flopper's "strong and decisive leadership" for ya:

    Link: http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=42263


    BTW, GWB rides a $3000.+ Trek MTB, uses toe clips with sneakers, and crashes more than he rides. Kerry is known for riding centuries on his Serotta, and finishing long charity rides in very rotten weather. So who's the 'Phred' here?

    'Nuf said, huh??
     
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