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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:33 AM
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Can Kerry Skate?
I read where he skates in some celebrity hockey game. Is he good?
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:36 AM
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1. I don't know about skate
but, he's a terrifc wind surfer :)
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:48 AM
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2. No shit?
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:52 AM
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3. Meanwhile...
Bush falls off a Segway.

Maybe it's shallow, but I kinda like the idea of having an athletic president.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:05 AM
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7. LOL wasn't that pathetic
falling off the Segway. Someone should start a thread about the talents, hobbies etc. of their favorite candidate compared to bush who can't even hold on to his dog. Poor Barney, I hope his head is ok. :(
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:28 PM
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15. Really?
Where did you see this?

I would love to have a link for this
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:55 AM
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4. Really, his pics and an article were in a recent
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 12:57 AM by madmax
issue of Wind Surfer magazine. He's in great shape. I tried to find the link but... anyway at his website there is a small pic. www.johnkerry.com

click on: about John there are a few pics and one of him wind surfing.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:18 AM
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11. Thanks
That "courage" video on his site is really good.
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ModerateMiddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:41 AM
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13. No shit.
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 09:42 AM by kplongco
http://www.americanwindsurfer.com/mag/back/issue5.5a.ht...

This is my favorite part of that article, and one of the biggest reasons I favor Kerry for President. I believe that an excellent politician doesn't equate success with "pissing both sides off" in making decisions and passing legislation, but in bringing sides together - hearing both sides and their needs and crafting a solution that helps both sides feel success.

Senator JOHN KERRY sat at the head of a conference table. I watched from the side of the room. To his left was Governor Tom Carper of Delaware and surrounding them were lawyers, lobbyists and various representatives from Amtrak. They were gathered at Kerry's senate office to discuss issues that were holding up the passage of the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997. Kerry listened intently. I saw him pick up on the words, but more importantly I knew he heard the sounds, catching weakness in subtle hesitations or strengths from the voices of the lobbyists. (I know this because in the many conversations I've had with John Kerry, he has exhibited an uncanny ability to catch vocal tones that reveal one's true disposition. He picks up on tones and verbally questions or reflects upon them with profound accuracy.) When the arguments were presented, Kerry spoke with authority. His voice has a deep resonance of intelligence and weight; it's a voice that commands attention. He pinpointed the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments and in a shepherd-like manner, he masterfully synthesized the opposing arguments to a point of seamless balance. "I have never seen anyone grasp issues as quickly as this man," said Gregg Rothchild, one of Kerry's many legal aides. "It is amazing how he can bring people together to a common denominator." I watched in awe. A room full of hard core politicians and lobbyists with vested interests were brought together to a point of sensible compromise. The Amtrak bill passed a week later.


Read the whole article. It's fun!

(on edit - fixed the quote)
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:00 AM
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5. Here ya go
http://www.americanwindsurfer.com/mag/back/issue5.5a.ht...

A Windsurfer in the
WHITE HOUSE?

"It's a tough job! Somebody has gotta do it." - John Chao, editor/publisher of American Windsurfer, kept up with Senator John Kerry for a full year to bring you this extraordinary portrait in words and photographs of a man, navigating through the forces of life.

SENATOR JOHN KERRY was being pulverized by 40 knot winds. His windsurfing buddy cringed at the sight of a United States Senator being tossed around like a rag doll and splattered time and time again onto the forgiving waters of his beloved state of Massachusetts. For three hours, Kerry felt the rage of the wind and struggled to leverage his body against the gale force-finding balance briefly, only to lose it in spectacular crashes. Nevin Sayre, the windsurfer whose equipment the Senator was borrowing, was amazed at the warrior's perseverance and was worried about the Senator's safety. He could see the New York Times headline blaming him for the loss of a luminary. For even he, a former professional windsurfer, had difficulties in these overpowering conditions. "Finally," recounts Sayre, the 54-year old Senator dragged himself out of the water and, grinning from ear to ear, proclaimed the experience as . . . "OUTSTANDING!"

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DJcairo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:04 AM
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6. Yes they showed video of him playing ice hockey on Good Morning America
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:08 AM
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9. I always miss GMA because I'm on this blasted computer
till 3:00 a.m. bush has ruined my life!!! I can't sleep and obsessed with politics. It wasn't much but I really miss my old life. x(
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DJcairo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:05 AM
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Kerry is going to be in the Dennis Leary celebrity challenge
Hockey tournament in a couple weeks
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DJcairo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:05 AM
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8. Kerry is going to be in the Dennis Leary celebrity challenge
Hockey tournament in a couple weeks
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:11 AM
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10. Will it be televised?
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:49 AM
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12. Yossarian!


John Kerry (back row, far right) in a 1960 St. Paul's club hockey team photo.

BTW: If I couldn't be Yossarian, I'd want to be Dunbar, then Otter. Of course, in real life I'm invisible like Doc Daneeka.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:16 PM
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14. LOL
And all Repukes are Milo Minderbinders. They'd bomb their own men for profit!
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