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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 02:30 PM
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** Snopes: Obama Snubs US troops in Afghanistan -FALSE! **
Edited on Fri Jul-25-08 02:42 PM by FLDem5
http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/afghanistan.asp

Sorry - I can't Copy and Paste from Snopes, but please go and read it there!
I submitted it to them yesterday, and just got the email back.

Quotes from soldiers there, "Personally, I think any Officer who would publicly gripe about not getting "thanked" for his service by a civilian is a disgrace to the military."

"I am disgusted to be serving alongside a liar like Captain Porter, I hope he gets court martialed for lying."



Feel free to kick and recommend so it gets lots of exposure for browsers here, this thing is viral right now.
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 02:36 PM
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1. Happy to be the 5th Rec.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 02:37 PM
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2. K&R
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 02:40 PM
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3. Nice job.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 02:45 PM
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4. Oh Jeffrey Porter...
I sure hope you learn the price of spreading slanderous bullshit.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 07:08 PM
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21. methinks he's already had a good talking to.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:00 AM
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26. That's not enough.
Asshole needs to be schooled.

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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 02:55 PM
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5. Thank you!
I wish Snopes hadn't changed their format so you can't copy/paste their page!
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 07:44 PM
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23. There are ways
Select the entire page: CTRL-A under Windows, command-A on a Mac

Copy everything you've selected: CTRL-C, command-C respectively

Paste it into notebook or TextEdit (on a Mac, make sure you use Edit->Paste and Match Style). On my Mac, sometimes I've had to copy and past from TextEdit into another TextEdit window to get it right

This should get it into a format where you can exercise your fair use rights.

Here are two paragraphs from the link:

Origins: Tales of prominent Democrats snubbing or acting rudely towards military and security personnel (and tales of those personnel responding in kind) have been a common form of political rumor over the last few decades, so it was probably only a matter of time before an example of such popped up during the 2008 presidential election cycle.

The above-quoted account of Senator Barack Obama's supposedly "blowing off" military personnel in Afghanistan started hitting our inbox almost immediately after the senator's visit to that country during his July 2008 trip to the Middle East. It's difficult to independently verify the details recounted above because press coverage of Senator Obama's Middle East visit was severely limited, but according to an Army spokesperson (as quoted in the New York Daily News) they are false: The latest chain e-mail smear against Barack Obama: He "blew off" troops at an Afghan base to shoot hoops for a publicity photo.
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Starfury Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 12:39 AM
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25. Another way to access the text
You can simply diable javascript in your browser, then copy and paste the text normally. Then turn it back on if you want and go your merry way! :)
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:41 AM
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43. Have you tried a normal copy & paste there lately?
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 11:42 AM by Lasher
I had the same problem at Snopes before but lately I can copy & paste like the wind. I'm assuming they changed it back so that we can again copy more easily from their site.

I was able to circumvent this problem before on my Windows Vista computer by printing to file, using Microsoft XPS Document Writer. But like I said, I don't have to do that any more at Snopes.

Edit: I've already used this Snopes article in an email 'reply to all' rebuttal.
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GardeningGal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 02:57 PM
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6. Excellent.....good job!! n/t
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:02 PM
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7. when are people going to realize that it DOESN'T matter that things
are debunked

all they have to do is release the lies, and they become part of the consciousness? even when they're debunked, the mere fact of their discussion redounds negatively

it's been shown statistically to be just as bad for the victim of the lie to have it shown to be a lie. the important thing is to keep the discussion going

how many people think Saddam was behind 911?

that he was tied in with Osama?

that we found WMDs in Iraq?

that Obama is a Muslim?

that Michelle railed against Whitey in church?

do I have to go on?

you'll see this used continuously throughout the campaign?
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:09 PM
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8. It DOES matter for the people who DO pay attention.
Those who don't are too stupid to really worry about anyway.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:21 PM
Response to Reply #8
13. unfortunately those are the people that voted for dumbo to the tune
of approximately fifty million

twice

that's how they win: reducing EVERY issue to McDonald's-size marketing-oriented sound bites

those that pay attention hold their noses and vote for the dem pres candidate, hoping for the day a viable third party emerges
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 04:30 PM
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19. You are right, that is what they do every time
So no one is surprised. Thank GOD Obama has the good sense to have a smack down team to handle this kind of smear. No matter what canidate is put up, this is and will continue to happen. So when it does, we do not sit and wring our hands.. we beat them over the head with the truth.

There will always be a 10% and rightwing talking heads who depend on it for their livelihood who are going to believe any lie and pass it off as the truth.. they were never going to vote Obama or any democrat and I could give a shiny rats nether regions about any of them :)

The people we have to be concerned with are those who catch just tid bits of news here and there..
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:12 PM
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9. Yay!
Edited on Fri Jul-25-08 03:17 PM by DesertedRose
It said unconfirmed earlier.

"Hussein's visit to Afghanistan"? No, THAT'S not obvious. :wtf:

"The original poster attributed the message to an anonymous Air Force officer in the hope it would give the author, a Utah Army National Guard intelligence officer, some cover. But the Army captains wife had already forwarded it to others who posted the e-mail in full with the couples names."

Nice try, Captain Asscarrot. But NOT. THIS. TIME, lying sack of crap.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 10:51 AM
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37. I wonder if the author of the lying email is a Mormon. He's from Utah
and he made a point of stating "father of six children" in his email. That makes me wonder if he was encouraged to send this by somebody else - Mitt Romney's campaign, perhaps?
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:06 PM
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51. Don't need Mitt behind this, right wing racist Mormon republicans do this shit on their own
don't forget, the Mormon church was one of the last organizations to integrate in the US. 1974 or so. Before then, blacks were the direct descendants of Cain (mark of Cain) and hence inferior/evil.

They didn't integrate because it was right, they did it under extreme political pressure from other countries and the BSA.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 08:08 PM
Response to Reply #51
59. I remembered that after I posted this. You're right.
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:38 PM
Response to Reply #59
62. Utah is the reddest state in the Union, the most a dem has received here is 33 (Clinton, 1996)
Obama is polling 31%.

It didn't used to be like that, in the 70s we were very blue. People who study it say it was abortion but I think it was money. If there is one thing Mormons love, its money so they pick the party that will make them richer.

They are not very Christian (IMHO) but then, neither are many "christians."
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:18 PM
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10. thanks did you send it to the Obama Response Team?
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:20 PM
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11. Yes, I did!
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:21 PM
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12. For people reading the thread and not the full article
Edited on Fri Jul-25-08 03:22 PM by grantcart
The writer of the email has completely recanted the charge and apologized.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #12
14. and what do you think is going to be trumpeted over and over and over?
the phony charge, or his apology?
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:25 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. you think it wont' help and I think it will - we will just have to agree to disagree.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 04:18 PM
Response to Reply #15
18. listen, I hope you're right, but WHEN has this sort of thing ever helped us?
I'm going on what I've seen happen, and this thing ALWAYS serves to cement whatever negative impression in the public's mind that the original lie purveyed.

it's physiological. you remember the lie, and that memory supercedes the debunking

they know that, and that's why they do it

over and over and over and over

the mere refutation simply repeats the lie. very insidious. very effective
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:27 AM
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41. That's what I thought of, too -- Don't think of an elephant !!
Just repeating the rumors, even to declare them false, extends their life. And all of us on this board would know a rumor like this one would definitely be false.

Maybe not everyone knows to consult Snopes to debunk rumors and urban legends, but we also have Obama's site FighttheSmears.com as a resource.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:02 PM
Response to Reply #18
56. Well, then, just lie down and die because fighting never wins.
Of all the ridiculous, defeatist, moronic, INCORRECT postures...
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:36 PM
Response to Reply #14
17. I have become convinced that we are going to have to canvass personally

there is too much rumor and misinformation and people are quite receptive to getting the other side.


So it is helpful in getting the information out to people that are doing the canvassing.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 10:52 AM
Response to Reply #12
38. Too late. What was he doing sending the email in the first place?
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JBoris Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 03:26 PM
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16. K&R!
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 04:35 PM
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20. If you have Firefox you can copy and paste from Snopes
How?

Click on View

Click on Page Source

To locate the quickly move to the area with the text within the html source use Find and enter "Claim" then move down a few lines to locate it.

Press Ctrl and F to use the Find feature.
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HomerRamone Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:07 AM
Response to Reply #20
31. In Internet Explorer, select Page->Send Page by E-Mail
Then you can cut and paste from your email program...
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 07:17 PM
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22. Good job!
K&R
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 10:05 PM
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24. We got this e-mail "story" from a Republican friend today
We immediately went to Snopes and sent him the truth. I hope he feels bad.
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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 08:31 PM
Response to Reply #24
61. I got one too the other day
I was glad Snopes covered this. I was able to send back a link. I wish all the people who were in the E-mail chain would send back the link.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:37 AM
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27. Saving the Snopes article to my file in case I get this email. Thanks for the heads-up.
By the way, I was able to copy/paste the article by clicking on Print. The resulting pre-print page was able to be highlighted and copied.

Hekate


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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:00 AM
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29. Thank you for that info - I appreciate it.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:15 AM
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28. What a lying douchbag
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 06:15 AM by Connonym
I wish they wouldn't have redacted his email address because I'd love to send him an email and tell him what a disgrace he is.

I too hope he gets court martialed for this. It's really pathetic that the right wingers don't have anything positive to say about their candidate so they make up shit about ours.

You know what *I* heard? McCain likes to kill puppies and eat them. Plus he lights cat's tails on fire just to watch them run. He's a sick fucker.
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Sweet Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:05 AM
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30. FYI
I added this to the DU debunker:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Thanks for posting this. :hi:
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:08 AM
Response to Reply #30
32. Wow! I didn't even know that forum existed!
cool
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Sweet Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:27 AM
Response to Reply #32
34. I knew you were going to say that.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:33 AM
Response to Reply #34
35. I most surely will!
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #34
45. The Propaganda Debunking group, by its nature, doesn't get much posting traffic.
More than other forums, IMO, people tend to read the OP and use the scoop to refute lies elsewhere. It might be appropriate to move this to the Research Forum.
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proReality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:19 AM
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33. K&R n/t
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 10:34 AM
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36. Thanks. I'll be getting this any minute now
from my mother. Maybe I'll send her the debunk first - before she gets a chance.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:20 AM
Response to Reply #36
40. I can't wait to get this from my freeper friend
I so hope he doesn't check Snopes first. :evilgrin:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:03 PM
Response to Reply #40
50. Those guys never check Snopes.
First, they think Snopes is a liberal whitewash machine. Second, truth is irrelevant to their purpose, which is to trash their target.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:18 AM
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39. Porter, Porter, Porter
I love it.

"Re: The visit of Hussein

"You know, I'm not a political person."

:rofl:

Snopes seldom slaps down a hoax so severly.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:54 AM
Response to Reply #39
44. Porter's feeling the heat
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 12:07 PM by Lasher
Check out this article from Army Times:

Army Times sent an e-mail to Porter, a Utah Army National Guard member assigned to the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, asking if he could verify that he wrote the controversial e-mail and requesting an interview.

Porters reply declined the interview request, but said:

I am writing this to ask that you delete my e-mail and not forward it, after checking my sources some of the information that was put out in my e-mail was wrong. This e-mail was meant only for my family. Please respect my wishes and delete the e-mail and if there are any blogs you have my e-mail portrayed on I would ask if you would take it down too.

When contacted, Tiffany Porter who identified herself as his wife, said: There were discrepancies in the e-mail, but I am not at liberty to say more.

The Army refuted the accuracy of the account of the Obama visit.

These comments are inappropriate and factually incorrect, Bagram spokesman Lt. Col. Rumi Nielson-Green told the New York Daily News.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/07/Military_blog.Oba... /


Looks like our swift boat wannabe has stepped on his tallywhacker.



Here's an even better news article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/07/24/200...
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 12:00 PM
Response to Reply #44
46. One can only hope...
That Cpt. Porter receives the discipline he deserves as a now-proven lying sack of shit. I would also hope that he would be sweated long enough by JAG to find out who put him up to this.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:02 PM
Response to Reply #46
49. his blog
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 01:23 PM by CitizenPatriot
Hey I went to this guy's blog and it has been suspended for violation of service :-)

http://wordpress.com/tag/jeffrey-s-porter /

What a loser. I hope he gets court martialed and will devote all of my free time to seeing that everyone I can think of in the crooked msm who reported this garbage gets the Snopes link sent to them along with questions re their journalistic integrity. Where's the outrage that you were lied to, mr and ms "reporter"?
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Abacus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:32 AM
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42. Thanks! (try ctrl-a to select)
I e-mailed the snopes article preemptively this time.
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 12:00 PM
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47. My Father In Law (bushie) just sent us that Email. I immediately went
to Snopes and found the denial by the army's spokesperson and sent it to him.

Plus a group of Youtube vids of Obama in Afghanistan with the troops.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 12:47 PM
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48. Ha ha ha, wingnuts are getting their asses handed to them over this at their own site!
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 12:49 PM by Lasher
And the name of that site would be - wait for it - the American Thinker!!

    In the OP by Rick Moran (no, I didn't make that up):Evidently, if you're a soldier in Afghanistan and there are no cameras around to record how much you love the troops, you can blow them off if you are Barack Obama.

    Posted by migtex1234: Wow. And this nonsense is on a site that bills itself as having something to do with Thinking? Please.

    Obama is the guy that wants to increase our troop strength in Afghanistan, and is currently lecturing the Europeans, on their own soil, that they need to do more there.

    McCain is the guy that wants, instead, to stay in Iraq for 100 years (why again?).

    Posted by Jeff: He never said that. Find me the quote and post it on this site. You won't be able to.

    Posted by steve: Jeff, here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFknKVjuyNk

    Posted by noname: Jeff, he says it here too. Watch this video as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6CLxpFuSmA&feature=rela...
Lots more at the website where all the thinkers are.

:rofl:
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Soul Creature Media Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:10 PM
Response to Original message
52. Video Wars
The candidates are winning this race through internet videos. Obama is leading in this catagory. This one just made it to DU http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... . How will McCain combat this?
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 02:28 PM
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53. Of COURSE it is..
Was there anyone here who actually thought otherwise? If there was, he/she doesn't belong here.
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 02:32 PM
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54. oh for craps sake!
I saw with my own eyes ( on CNN & Cspan) his warm greetings with the troops, and noted that he flew around to several bases on his trip.I hear the media got annoyed because he let the military photographers do the shoot. Hardly snubbing them!
Contrast that with those stiff elitist meetings with W, fakey....... posed.
Or McLame........who would creak & call them all his "friends"!
I've had it up to the ear lobs with this foolishness, past time to impeach. that would shut up the RW noise machine! Solid reason right there.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 02:33 PM
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55. I know Obama went to Camp Arifjan
I spent 1 year there and never seen Bush, the most famous person I seen visit was Bo Jackson.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:05 PM
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57. Let me get this straight.
CPT Porter did write this.
But,
he was not at the place he describes,
instead took text from other web sources, and
inserted it as his own.

Later he retracts by saying
to delete his email,
(unspecified)information in it was wrong,
claims it was only meant for his family despite including he's a father of six as though his "family" would somehow not know that.

Captain Porter, you seem to be part of the worst threat America faces: Republicans.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:33 PM
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58. The new McCain Meme: "Obama Works Out A Lot, Plays Basketball."
Seriously, there's a pattern here during the trip. McCain's team had nothing on Obama so they started to go after his basketball playing and exercise regimen. It's in CPT Porter's fictional account, it appears all over the wingnut blogs, with frequent references to the fancy hotel workout rooms.

It certainly makes a big appearance in the new McCain attack ad... and in an unintentionally hysterical twist, they attack Obama for "not visiting the troops" while showing video of Obama visiting the troops. Of course, it's the now iconic 3-point shot in Kuwait.

Man, that initial photo op that kicked off Obama's trip must have really fried the McCain camp's cookie. They're in a tizzy. And they're gonna go after Obama for his fitness and athletic prowess. Oooh! Scary.

This is going to be a very weird election, I'm thinking.
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60. GOP at work
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