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Old 08-04-2004, 06:26 PM   #46
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While he has claimed he has always set the record straight every time he was called Irish Catholic, there is no real evidence of this. Let's face it, being Irish Catholic is going to get you a lot further in Mass. (one of the links in my last post mentions this) I don't think it can be discounted that he has used it to his advantage.
So his family back in 1901 had a crystal ball and knew there would be a well liked president by the name of John F. Kennedy, they also knew that they would have a relative running in 2004 so they changed their name in order to help him?

Hell yeah, we should all vote for this man now! His family owns a crystal ball and it works!!! Kerry has the power to see in the future and see what is best for this country. Why would we not want to vote for a man who's family has these powers, hell bring his whole family in.

This is the name the man was born with, what should he do change it? Is the adopted canidate suppose to abandon their name and religion because they found out their birth parents were really athiests? Is the canidate running on a platform of civil rights suppose to neglect that platform because he finds out ancestors of his owned slaves at one time.

Are we saying we should punish the man for the "sins" of his ancestors?
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Old 08-04-2004, 06:30 PM   #47
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Kerry should be ashamed indeed for misleading the country, the entire world actually, like this

SHAME on You Mr. Kerry


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Old 08-04-2004, 06:55 PM   #48
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What's the truth and what's the story? He's just another lying, faking politician, just like Bush! If he gets in there who knows what he'll lie about next!
this is where I have a problem with your entire argument. So John Kerry, should he be elected, should not be trusted solely on the fact that he hasn't told the truth about his heritage? Or I guess I should say that John Kerry should NOT be elected because he doesn't introduce himself as "John Kerry but my family's name is really.....we had a name change way back in 1901....."

I'm just trying to figure out why a name change in his family YEARS before he was even born has anything to do with how he'd run our country. The point behind this thread is not a good enough reason for me to want to vote against Kerry.
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Old 08-04-2004, 07:06 PM   #49
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He's just another lying, faking politician, just like Bush! If he gets in there who knows what he'll lie about next!
So you are voting for Nader? I mean, you say Bush and Kerry are "lying, faking politician" (s), and you also say you hate Kerry...so that leaves Nader (et. al.)
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BTW I know Bush is not a real Texan, the Bushes are from Connecticut high society.

Then why not a thread about how bush is a fake too? It must be somehow worse when Kerry uses his "fake heritage to appeal to voters".

I have also never heard Kerry talk about being Irish, Catholic yes.
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Old 08-05-2004, 12:47 AM   #51
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That's 'cause W isn't fakin' at being a cowboy. I've seen him wear cowboy hats and boots and clear brush from his ranch. That tells me that he's a real honest to goodness cowboy, just like John Wayne.
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you know what they say there's only two things that come from Texas, steers and ........uhm this joke is not politically correct. I shall refrain from completing it!!!
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I know his name comes from his father's side but he also has heritage from his mother. I'm assuming that after his jewish ancestor became a catholic that the male descendants married other catholics and there's a good chance that some of those might have been Irish, especially if the first generations with the new name didn't generally broadcast the fact they'd changed it. He's probably got more Irish cathloic blood in him than any other by now.
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Then why not a thread about how bush is a fake too? It must be somehow worse when Kerry uses his "fake heritage to appeal to voters".
1. I've never seen him use it that way.

2. Everyone knows it anyway and always has.

3. I never said Bush WASN'T a big fake. He's a politician, of course he's a fake. I've said many times here, I don't even like Bush that much, I just get so sick of the constant Bush bashing when Kerry is even more sickening to me (not for this particular reason)
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3. I never said Bush WASN'T a big fake. He's a politician, of course he's a fake. I've said many times here, I don't even like Bush that much, I just get so sick of the constant Bush bashing when Kerry is even more sickening to me (not for this particular reason)
So your theory in life is "an eye for an eye"?

You feel the best way to deal with things (because you see so much "Bush Bashing" is to start silly threads like this?

Are you SURE your last name is actually your last name? I know for a fact that my last name was changed BEFORE my ancestors came to America...AND, despite being "Catholic" - neither of my grandfathers were Catholic.

Who cares?

Why don'y you learn to take the high road BPT and NOT post meaningless crap like this to stir up crap!?

I mean, it really cuts at your credibility here...I am not sure if I can ever take one of your statements/rguments serious ever again.
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lmao paxetaurora I see you know the joke as well!
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Many of these same people believe Catholics are not even true US citizens, but citizens of Vatican City (since they are supposed to swear allegiance to the church over everything -- at least that is the thought by many).
...really? I did not know that.

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why "bash" anybody? And why is this election getting so wrapped up on trivial issues? I'm not pointing fingers here because I have taken part in this myself I am sad to say. But why do we sit and argue about if Bush's kid stuck her tongue out, if Kerry's wife told somebody to shove it, if Kerry's family changed his last name or whatever. And why do people on opposing sides feel the need to ruthlessly attack each other? Can't we just debate the issues and each allow other people to have their opinions? Guess what? Nobody is going to "convert" anybody here, especially not by dragging out silly and trivial points.

And like I said BP, this isn't directed at you. I myself have commented in several threads that were about trivial type issues so we all do it and I am in no way above anybody else when it comes to this issue.
Thank. You. Honestly, I'm starting to forget what some of the real issues are that are being focused on in this election because both sides have been nitpicking at really irrelevant stuff.

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I am Catholic and I am Jewish - interesting heritage, isn't it?

So I have an outlook on religious dogma and denominations that REFUSES to "take sides" on behalf of what dogma God prefers! (similar to Bono's outlook on his own mixed-religion background).

indra - I have NEVER considered myself to be a citizen of the Vatican and during all my years of being raised as a Catholic I don't EVER remember that being brought up in my church.

Sometimes I think in the passion of getting our points across, we can say things that are WAY OUT OF LINE and actually PREJUDICIAL and does nothing to increase understanding of our ideas.

Let's just make sure that if we're saying things about others - especially about other races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, etc that we can BACK UP our opinions with facts, otherwise we run the risk of appearing biased and hateful, which may not be the case.

And Moonlit_Angel - thank you for your excellent posts. They are always well thought out and noninflammatory.
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OK, I have to delurk and say something. My family changed the spelling of our name when they came to this country. It was a German name with very tricky pronunciation. I fail to see the significance of your family changing your name, particularly as it happens before you're born. That's a little too soon to have any choice in the matter. I couldn't care less where Kerry's ancestors were from.
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