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(Washington Post)   The man who claimed sleeping around during the 1970s and '80s was his own personal Vietnam calls Democratic representative who lied about serving in Vietnam a Vietnam con artist   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-08-07 12:24:53 PM  
Trump is a deranged narcissistic a hole.
 
2017-08-07 12:28:15 PM  
Blumenthals's misleading statements about serving in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era,  hurt Trump deeply, all the way down to his bone spur.  Just don't ask him which foot it's in.
 
2017-08-07 12:53:22 PM  
Blumenthal only matters to Trump because he's making Trump look bad.

Good to know our President is so focused on Making America Great Again.
 
2017-08-07 12:56:25 PM  
Presidunce bone spurs should shut his pie hole
 
2017-08-07 01:01:35 PM  
Asshole vs Asshole... FIGHT!
 
2017-08-07 01:04:54 PM  
Blumenthal served from 1970-1976, according to Wiki, and was discharged honorably.  So what' the deal?  did he claim he was in a battle that he wasn't in?
 
2017-08-07 01:15:01 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Blumenthal served from 1970-1976, according to Wiki, and was discharged honorably.  So what' the deal?  did he claim he was in a battle that he wasn't in?


He said, "he served in Vietnam" when he should have said "I served during Vietnam but wasn't deployed."

It's an important distinction.
 
2017-08-07 01:24:31 PM  

dv-ous: He said, "he served in Vietnam" when he should have said "I served during Vietnam but wasn't deployed."

It's an important distinction.


John Kerry was crucified for not being wounded badly enough.  But then again he was, you know, running for office, and not a sitting Senator.
 
2017-08-07 01:29:21 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: dv-ous: He said, "he served in Vietnam" when he should have said "I served during Vietnam but wasn't deployed."

It's an important distinction.

John Kerry was crucified for not being wounded badly enough.  But then again he was, you know, running for office, and not a sitting Senator.


Everybody knows the GOP is the "defense" party. It just is; the sky is blue, water is wet, and the GOP is the military party.

You could have a farking CMOH winner and if they were running as a Dem, people would be shiatting on their military record.
 
2017-08-07 01:38:36 PM  

dv-ous: You could have a farking CMOH winner and if they were running as a Dem, people would be shiatting on their military record.


That would be pretty much be (former) Senator Max Cleland.
 
2017-08-07 01:41:38 PM  

dv-ous: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Blumenthal served from 1970-1976, according to Wiki, and was discharged honorably.  So what' the deal?  did he claim he was in a battle that he wasn't in?

He said, "he served in Vietnam" when he should have said "I served during Vietnam but wasn't deployed."

It's an important distinction.


If McCain or Duckworth want to scold or chide him, I'll allow it. But not from Mr. "I always wanted to get a Purple Heart" chickenhawk Trump and his bone spurs.
 
2017-08-07 01:52:52 PM  
Melania how's that anti-cyber bullying thing working out?
 
2017-08-07 01:52:55 PM  
Let's see. One of them kept getting deferments due to bone spurs, five of them overall. The other eventually signed up for the Marine Reserves, and actually did some service. Maybe he misstated his service record, but he actually did do something more than sleeping around and being a rich, narcissistic asshole.

Plus he doesn't have a man who shiat his pants to get out of being drafted supporting him. And most importantly, he did admit that he was incorrect, something Mr. Bone Spurs could never do in a million years.
 
2017-08-07 01:53:42 PM  
I like liars who didn't serve.

/big fat sarcasm tag
 
2017-08-07 01:56:14 PM  
I love that Trump talks about Blumenthal's stolen valor like he got caught making up Brian Williams style tall tales. Dude has a bad habit of claiming he served "in Vietnam" when he should say he served "during Vietnam".

Also funny: Trump tweeted this after Blumenthal appeared on CNN which he repeatedly states he never watches because it is #FakeNews.
 
2017-08-07 01:58:23 PM  
Trump did not serve in Vietnam, but he did watch "Full Metal Jacket".
 
2017-08-07 02:00:26 PM  
Remember when we elected a 7-year old as president and he went around coming up with juvenile insults for everybody he didn't like?
 
2017-08-07 02:00:40 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: dv-ous: He said, "he served in Vietnam" when he should have said "I served during Vietnam but wasn't deployed."

It's an important distinction.

John Kerry was crucified for not being wounded badly enough.  But then again he was, you know, running for office, and not a sitting Senator.


Also a Democrat

IOKIYAR
 
2017-08-07 02:00:54 PM  
I love the 3 pre-5am tweets that took almost 15 minutes to complete...

How's the vacation Don Donnie? Not enough fiber, and your meds not kicking in before you pick up your phone, grunt on the sheitter and go full twat over the latest criticism? I got bad news for you, you flaccid sack of puss, it is only going to get worse; criticism is only becoming more frequent.

/hahahahaha
//10,000 miseries upon his head
 
2017-08-07 02:01:55 PM  
People are saying that Donald got out of his "personal Vietnam" with no STDs (that he knows of) because 13-year-old human trafficking victims are probably virgins.
 
2017-08-07 02:03:16 PM  
Blumenthal weasled it but he's not as big an asshole as Donnie:

From 2010:

In 2003, in comments about American troops serving oversees, he also made reference to what he saw "when we returned" - and while that's not an explicit statement that he served in Vietnam, the implication is clear.
Blumenthal did eventually enlist in the Marine Reserve, which allowed him to stay in Washington and work on projects like a Toys for Tots Drive. His campaign also says he served for six months at Parris Island in South Carolina, where many Marines go through basic training.
Blumenthal's campaign is calling the Times story, which the campaign of Connecticut GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon is claiming to have leaked to the newspaper, an "outrageous distortion" on his record - despite the evidence.
And while that's a tough case to make, it is worth noting that there are also examples of Blumenthal being honest about not having served in Vietnam. In the speech linked here, he states clearly that he served in the Reserves. "Although I did not serve in Vietnam, I have seen first hand the effects of military action," he said.
In general, Blumenthal, an aggressive advocate for veterans, seems to have tried to take advantage of ambiguity when talking about his service - which suggests the falsehood mentioned above may stem not from any explicit intent to lie but rather from being purposefully vague about his personal history.
At the outset of the March 2008 comments in which erroneously claimed to have served there, for example, Blumenthal first referred to himself as someone who "served in the military during the Vietnam era, in the Marine Corps."
That's the sort of phrasing that lets people think he was in Vietnam without actually crossing the line into being a falsehood. The Times notes another such statement, from a 2008 ceremony at Shelton's Veterans War Memorial Building.
"I served during the Vietnam era," Blumenthal said. "I remember the taunts, the insults, sometimes even physical abuse."
That may leave the listener with a certain incorrect impression -- but it is not necessarily inconsistent with the reality of Blumenthal's history.
(Even serving in the Reserves, Blumenthal could plausibly claim to have remembered the taunts that greeted troops.)
The problem with carefully walking this ambiguous line, of course, is sometimes you fall off track - and, as today's news illustrates, the repercussions for doing so can be significant.
 
2017-08-07 02:03:51 PM  

Miss5280: People are saying that Donald got out of his "personal Vietnam" with no STDs (that he knows of) because 13-year-old human trafficking victims are probably virgins.


I can't smart or funny this...
Dammit Fark, where's my sad tag.
 
2017-08-07 02:04:24 PM  
Trump is so untruthful, I now doubt whether Blumenthal, the Marines, or Vietnam even exist.
 
2017-08-07 02:06:09 PM  
It doesn't matter what happens, Trump followers do not care.  That has been proven by now in case you haven't noticed.
 
2017-08-07 02:07:40 PM  

Badmoodman: the campaign of Connecticut GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon


I'm glad CT's voters never let Linda McMahon join the ranks of distinguished Congressmen and Senators from CT. Although we do have Lieberman on our record.

More to the point, these are the attacks the GOP resorts to when it has nothing of substance to contribute to the conversation, which recently is all the time.
 
2017-08-07 02:08:21 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-08-07 02:13:37 PM  
Dick Blumenthal is my senator, I've met him many times and I like him. Yes he made a mistake claiming he served in Vietnam not during but he is a Marine sergeant, reserves. These are old remarks and Donny is just trying to create a distraction.
 
2017-08-07 02:14:17 PM  

Anastacya: Let's see. One of them kept getting deferments due to bone spurs, five of them overall. The other eventually signed up for the Marine Reserves, and actually did some service. Maybe he misstated his service record, but he actually did do something more than sleeping around and being a rich, narcissistic asshole.

Plus he doesn't have a man who shiat his pants to get out of being drafted supporting him. And most importantly, he did admit that he was incorrect, something Mr. Bone Spurs could never do in a million years.


Trump only actually got one deferment for bone spurs.  The other four were for education.  Soooo, in other words, all five deferments are impossible for Trump to prove he has.
 
2017-08-07 02:14:31 PM  
Somebody needs to tell Kelly that Trump found his phone again.
 
2017-08-07 02:15:00 PM  
How does Trump sleep at night?

Probably with a cheap hooker.
 
2017-08-07 02:18:11 PM  

Officer Barrelroll: Anastacya: Let's see. One of them kept getting deferments due to bone spurs, five of them overall. The other eventually signed up for the Marine Reserves, and actually did some service. Maybe he misstated his service record, but he actually did do something more than sleeping around and being a rich, narcissistic asshole.

Plus he doesn't have a man who shiat his pants to get out of being drafted supporting him. And most importantly, he did admit that he was incorrect, something Mr. Bone Spurs could never do in a million years.

Trump only actually got one deferment for bone spurs.  The other four were for education.  Soooo, in other words, all five deferments are impossible for Trump to prove he has.


There were bone spurs in his education.
 
2017-08-07 02:19:11 PM  

beth_lida: How does Trump sleep at night?

Probably with a cheap hooker.


Nah, Melania and the orange buffoon have seperate bedrooms... : )
 
2017-08-07 02:19:41 PM  

Badmoodman: Blumenthal weasled it but he's not as big an asshole as Donnie:

From 2010:

In 2003, in comments about American troops serving oversees, he also made reference to what he saw "when we returned" - and while that's not an explicit statement that he served in Vietnam, the implication is clear.
Blumenthal did eventually enlist in the Marine Reserve, which allowed him to stay in Washington and work on projects like a Toys for Tots Drive. His campaign also says he served for six months at Parris Island in South Carolina, where many Marines go through basic training.
Blumenthal's campaign is calling the Times story, which the campaign of Connecticut GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon is claiming to have leaked to the newspaper, an "outrageous distortion" on his record - despite the evidence.
And while that's a tough case to make, it is worth noting that there are also examples of Blumenthal being honest about not having served in Vietnam. In the speech linked here, he states clearly that he served in the Reserves. "Although I did not serve in Vietnam, I have seen first hand the effects of military action," he said.
In general, Blumenthal, an aggressive advocate for veterans, seems to have tried to take advantage of ambiguity when talking about his service - which suggests the falsehood mentioned above may stem not from any explicit intent to lie but rather from being purposefully vague about his personal history.
At the outset of the March 2008 comments in which erroneously claimed to have served there, for example, Blumenthal first referred to himself as someone who "served in the military during the Vietnam era, in the Marine Corps."
That's the sort of phrasing that lets people think he was in Vietnam without actually crossing the line into being a falsehood. The Times notes another such statement, from a 2008 ceremony at Shelton's Veterans War Memorial Building.
"I served during the Vietnam era," Blumenthal said. "I remember the taunts, the insults, sometimes even physical abuse."
That may leave the listener with a certain incorrect impression -- but it is not necessarily inconsistent with the reality of Blumenthal's history. (Even serving in the Reserves, Blumenthal could plausibly claim to have remembered the taunts that greeted troops.)
The problem with carefully walking this ambiguous line, of course, is sometimes you fall off track - and, as today's news illustrates, the repercussions for doing so can be significant.


Physical abuse that greeted troops...? Hm.

Citation.
 
2017-08-07 02:26:31 PM  

J Noble Daggett: dv-ous: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Blumenthal served from 1970-1976, according to Wiki, and was discharged honorably.  So what' the deal?  did he claim he was in a battle that he wasn't in?

He said, "he served in Vietnam" when he should have said "I served during Vietnam but wasn't deployed."

It's an important distinction.

If McCain or Duckworth want to scold or chide him, I'll allow it. But not from Mr. "I always wanted to get a Purple Heart" chickenhawk Trump and his bone spurs.


I agree with that.  He should be taking heat from those who served and no others.  One thing I am sure of, he went where the Marine Corps. sent him.  Amazing the number of chicken hawks that got deferments during the war.
 
2017-08-07 02:30:14 PM  

keylock71: beth_lida: How does Trump sleep at night?

Probably with a cheap hooker.

Nah, Melania and the orange buffoon have seperate bedrooms... : )


That was completely uncalled for.

Melania is expensive AF
 
2017-08-07 02:35:16 PM  
Anything to distract from the fact that Trump's spending his New Jersey vacation with Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, who of course has close ties to Putin.
 
2017-08-07 02:38:32 PM  
The best response for when President Scut Farkus has one of his bullying moments, I think, is to reiterate and highlight whatever his victims said or did to set him off.

Blumenthal said, regarding the Mueller investigation: "I think is very important to protect and safeguard the independence and integrity of that investigation."

The farking president of the United States finds that statement threatening enough to attack Blumenthal.  Sad.
 
2017-08-07 02:42:36 PM  
Trump would have served but those jungles were practically golf cart proof.
 
2017-08-07 02:47:36 PM  

dv-ous: Marcus Aurelius: dv-ous: He said, "he served in Vietnam" when he should have said "I served during Vietnam but wasn't deployed."

It's an important distinction.

John Kerry was crucified for not being wounded badly enough.  But then again he was, you know, running for office, and not a sitting Senator.

Everybody knows the GOP is the "defense" party. It just is; the sky is blue, water is wet, and the GOP is the military party.

You could have a farking CMOH winner and if they were running as a Dem, people would be shiatting on their military record.


Or be McCain.
 
2017-08-07 02:57:23 PM  

whatsupchuck: The farking president of the United States finds that statement threatening enough to attack Blumenthal. Sad.


shiat, he saw Sessions acting in a professional and ethical way to be a personal attack on him.
 
2017-08-07 03:02:12 PM  
Does Donnie even know what state Parris Island is in?
 
2017-08-07 03:03:35 PM  

cmb53208: Does Donnie even know what state Parris Island is in?


France!
 
2017-08-07 03:03:40 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-08-07 03:04:06 PM  
Well, that's it. Now I'm seriously on the fence about voting for Donald Trump.
 
2017-08-07 03:04:26 PM  

dv-ous: Marcus Aurelius: dv-ous: He said, "he served in Vietnam" when he should have said "I served during Vietnam but wasn't deployed."

It's an important distinction.

John Kerry was crucified for not being wounded badly enough.  But then again he was, you know, running for office, and not a sitting Senator.

Everybody knows the GOP is the "defense" party. It just is; the sky is blue, water is wet, and the GOP is the military party.

You could have a farking CMOH winner and if they were running as a Dem, people would be shiatting on their military record.


Could happen?  No, has happened.
www.charlesapple.com
Sen Dave Karnes tried to tie Kerrey to Jane Fonda
 
2017-08-07 03:09:09 PM  

KingOfTown: keylock71: beth_lida: How does Trump sleep at night?

Probably with a cheap hooker.

Nah, Melania and the orange buffoon have seperate bedrooms... : )

That was completely uncalled for.

Melania is expensive AF


C'mon now... Donny is a well-known for not paying his bills. High class escorts want their money up front.
 
2017-08-07 03:12:21 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-08-07 03:28:45 PM  
This should have been Blumenthal's Twitter response to Trump:

You're a five time draft dodger criticizing a veteran who served 6 years. That's rich. No wonder you couldn't draw a crowd on your inauguration day.
 
2017-08-07 03:33:19 PM  

Anastacya: Plus he doesn't have a man who shiat his pants to get out of being drafted supporting him.


Wait wait wait.... What's this story?
 
2017-08-07 03:36:13 PM  

SoCalChris: Anastacya: Plus he doesn't have a man who shiat his pants to get out of being drafted supporting him.

Wait wait wait.... What's this story?


The Nuge.
 
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