Politics Another Draft Dodger wants to be Potus

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  1. Punctured

    Punctured Well-Known Member

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    Chicken hawks are all the Republican rage:
    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/...times-including-deferment-for-heel-spurs.html

    Trump avoided Vietnam draft 5 times, including deferment for heel spurs
    The Republican nominee's experience during the Vietnam War is drawing scrutiny after he was accused of “sacrificing nothing” by the parents of a soldier who was killed in Iraq.

    In 1968, at the age of 22, Donald Trump seemed the picture of health.



    He stood 6 feet 2 inches with an athletic build; had played football, tennis and squash; and was taking up golf. His medical history was unblemished, aside from a routine appendectomy when he was 10.

    But after he graduated from college in spring 1968, making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he received a diagnosis that would change his path: bone spurs in his heels.

    The diagnosis resulted in a coveted 1-Y medical deferment that fall, exempting him from military service as the United States was undertaking huge troop deployments to Southeast Asia, inducting about 300,000 men into the military that year.

    The deferment was one of five Trump received during Vietnam. The others were for education.
     
  2. ChimneySweep

    ChimneySweep Well-Known Member

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    Hippies celebrate this type of anti-war bravery. Avoiding unjust military actions and all. Trump should see a big bump from the left after this gets around.
     
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  4. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    I don't think hippies really exist anymore
     
  5. Santori

    Santori Piece of Shit

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    The draft was a stupid idea. I never held it against Bill Clinton when he dodged the draft too. Nobody in the military,
    particularly infantry, wants some slimy civilian who hasn't been trained properly and doesn't want to be there.
     
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    Jane Fonda should be standing behind Trump on this one! :D
     
  7. Roland Schwinn

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    All the free love anti establishment, anti government hippies have grown up and are now rallying for a bigger more active government!

    Same goes for rage against the machine!

    Weird shit I tell ya!
     
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  8. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    Oh my God I LOVE Rage Against the Machine :oderus:
     
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    Me too! Last time I wore a watch was to a RAM show back in the 90s. Lost it in the mosh pit and haven't worn a watch since!

    That was a bad ass concert. Wu tang opened.
     
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    Bone spurs hurt.
     
  11. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    I went to that tour! 97 or 98. But by the time they got to Portland, Wu-Tang was off the tour :tears:
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    hipsters do
     
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    Dang. If it makes you feel any better, method man was not at the show I went to. :(
     
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    Obama beat the draft because of his ears
     
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    Honestly, it should be one of the requirements that a president serve in the military.
     
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    Ooof.

    Well, I'm sure Putin will award Trump with the Medal of the Fatherland when Trump delivers Poland, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Ukraine and South Korea to the Russians come 2017.

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    My ass would have been on the way to Toronto if I was drafted during that bullshit war. You get one life. I'm not dying to stop communism from spreading in some jungle. Besides, I chafe easily. Fuck that.
     
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    Doesn't surprise me.

    I also don't think a man has to have been drafted against his will into an illegal war and needlessly risk his life in order to hold office.
     
  19. Beth143nacho

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    Draft dodging hasn't been relevant since Bill clintons first campaign
     
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    Shit. did this guy finally die? Hillary's gonna be so bummed.

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