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fishface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:43 AM
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Texan funds anti-Kerry vets
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 06:03 AM by fishface
Texan funds anti-Kerry vets
Houston Republican gave $100,000 to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth


07:30 PM CDT on Friday, July 23, 2004

By WAYNE SLATER / The Dallas Morning News


AUSTIN Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, a major supporter of President Bush and the Republican Party, is the biggest financial backer of a veterans group seeking to discredit Democrat John Kerry's military service, according to federal records.

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Mr. Perry gave $100,000 to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group that has been critical of Mr. Kerry's anti-war activities after he returned from Vietnam. That accounted for two-thirds of the organization's receipts to date.

Swift Boat Veterans for Truth also has hired a Dallas-area private investigator to gather information about Mr. Kerry's three Purple Hearts. Group members, including some who served with Mr. Kerry, argue he did not deserve the medals and is not fit to be president.

The Kerry campaign has accused Swift Boat Veterans of being a politically motivated group with ties to the Republican Party and the Bush administration. The Bush campaign says it is not associated with the group.

Bill Miller, a spokesman for Mr. Perry, said the Houston businessman is "a self-proclaimed Republican" who has supported many candidates and causes.

"He gives money where he believes it's needed and serves a good interest," Mr. Miller said.

Federal law restricts individual contributions to candidates, but independent groups such as Swift Boat Veterans can accept unrestricted donations. The groups are forbidden from coordinating their activities with candidates.

Mr. Perry is one of the most prolific contributors in Texas. He has donated more than $5 million to state candidates and causes since January 2000 and several hundred thousand dollars to national candidates and the GOP.

According to the organization's filing with the IRS, Swift Boat Veterans raised $158,750 from April through June 30. Other contributions included $25,000 each from Houston lawyer John O'Neill and Dallas developer Harlan Crow.

The report also shows that the group paid $3,179 to Rockwall private investigator Tom Rupprath. Veterans contacted by Mr. Rupprath, who has declined to comment, say he has sought to misrepresent them to damage Mr. Kerry.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/washin...
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:52 AM
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1. PIG VETERANS and THUG OPERATIVES
I'm surprized these guys are not working for Black water or some other Merc outfit ??

But maybe then--- they are ???

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fishface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:59 AM
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2. The scumbags sent out an 'alert' about their website
telling us what what Kerry's e-vals REALLY meant.The wingnutz started plastering the web with info about it 'proving' Kerry wasn't fit to command. I don't need a bunch of asshole's that support that chickenshit Bush telling me their interpretation of his e-vals..I can read them myself and they've spun the shit out of them...badly!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:12 AM
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4. Probably those guys that support "Private Prisons for America"
Kind of a like Backwater and kind of like a Tom DeLay thingie.

Kerry will knock 'em back where they came from.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:00 AM
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3. What a shame to waste all that money on Kerry
when they might have used it so much better... like to find AWOLs service records!
Oh, I forgot... there are no records.
Nevermind :)
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:14 AM
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5. Or for a hospital. n/t
n/t
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:17 AM
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6. These guys are just making money.
Same old Repig scheme. Just call them whores and tell them to shut up.
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jburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:19 PM
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7. Reminds me of "Republicans for Clean Air"
A front group that spent millions on tv ads bashing McCain in the 2000 primary.

Turns out it was just some rich guys in Texas.

:eyes:

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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:43 PM
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8. Here let the liars explain this
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Bush vs Kerry military records....hahahahahahaha
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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:33 PM
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9. Houston lawyer John O'Neill
He's been after Kerry since the 70's. http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4534274 /

Nixon's counter-attack
Colson was Nixons point man against Kerry, and he found a weapon in another veteran: John ONeill. He was a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace, which backed Nixon administration policy in Vietnam, and in turn was supported by the White House.

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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:58 PM
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12. I know. John O'Neill was making a comeback
right before the torture photos got released. He was on TV saying, "There were no atrocities in Vietnam." hahahahaha
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dw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:15 PM
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13. He's the fascist that Kerry debated on the Dick Cavett show in '71
Kerry outclassed him completely, and made him look like the fool he is.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:11 PM
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10. Hey, vets! Kerry: Volunteered for 'Nam. Bu$h: A-W-O-L.
Why would any vet support an AWOL chickenhawk like Bu$h.

It does not make any sense.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:58 PM
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11. Perry gave a lot of money...what does he do to make that much?
g
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dw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:27 PM
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14. He's a big, slimy home builder
Here's an article on him...

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dallas/politics...

and this is particularly interesting...

Bobby, as he was known, grew up in communities so rural that his first pet was a pig. It was a childhood played out in small Central Texas towns where everyone knew him. His father, W.C. Perry, was principal and later school superintendent.

The elder Perry eventually worked his way up to Baylor University in Waco, where he retired in 1980 as vice president of student affairs.

It was W.C. Perry who in 1967 asked undergraduate student Tom DeLay "not to re-enroll" at Baylor because of some pranks. The current U.S. House majority leader transferred to the University of Houston.

Any difficulties eventually were put aside. W.C. Perry supported Mr. DeLay's run for Congress, and in 2001, the younger Perry gave $95,000 to Mr. DeLay's political committee, Republican Majority Issues Committee, federal records show.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:06 PM
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15. fishface
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:15 PM
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16. The good news is that this was published in thr Dallas Morning News!
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