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  • Days after "Klan" Controversy, Gabriel Gomez snubs Baker and Donates to Independent "McKormick"

    01/03/2014 1:48:35 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    redmassgroup.com ^ | 01/03/2014 | Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno
    Just days after alluding that conservative activists are members of the Ku Klux Klan" former US Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez (?-Massachusetts) donated $500, the maximum allowed by law, to independent progressive Jeffrey McCormick. McCormick, while running as an independent is a major contributor to Democrats nationally. As Red Mass Group previously reported, McCormick has a long history of supporting Democratic and progressive causes. Since 2007 McCormick has donated over $70,000 to federal candidates. Almost all of which has gone to Democrats. In 2007 McCormick Donated $2,250 to the Barack Obama Campaign. In 2009 McCormick Donated $500 to the Alan Khazei...
  • What Is The U.S. Doing At Chavez's Funeral?

    03/11/2013 1:52:31 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 8 March 2013 | Editorial
    Amateur Diplomacy: Somebody explain to us why an official U.S. delegation was sent to Caracas for the funeral of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. It only boosts our enemies while diminishing America. The death of Chavez this week should have been an opportunity for the U.S. to rally global support for Venezuela's battered democrats and make a stand for democracy. Instead, the Obama administration has done all it can to validate and bolster Chavez's gangsterly minions desperate to perpetrate their Marxist kleptocracy. Already these surviving Chavistas have made clear who they are and what the U.S. can expect: President Obama called...
  • Joe Kennedy’s oil aid to dry up?

    03/06/2013 9:58:55 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/6/13 | Joe Zaremba and O'Ryan Johnson
    The death of U.S.-bashing Venez­uelan strongman Hugo Chavez could put his pal Joseph Kennedy II’s Hub-based heating-oil-for-the-poor program out in the cold, energy experts said. With Chavez’s death from cancer yesterday, his successors must 
decide whether to continue state-run Citgo’s oil giveaways — including its agreement with Kennedy’s nonprofit Citizens Energy, which for years has given oil to the needy thanks in large part to Chavez’s largesse. “If the Citgo program goes away, Joe’s program goes away,” said Mark Wolfe of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association. “Venez­uela, under a different government, I’m sure they would re-evaluate all charitable givings...
  • A Young Kennedy Follows the Family Template (Rolling eyes: Just what the country needs)

    05/14/2012 7:08:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2012 | Albert R. Hunt
    For more than half a century, the Kennedys were a force in U.S. politics. Their dominance began with John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential run and lasted until the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 2009. The family’s return as a major political presence is not imminent, but it may not be that far off. A candidate for a Massachusetts seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is Joseph P. Kennedy III, a grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and a grandnephew of the president and the senator. He is running in a congressional district now largely represented by Representative Barney...
  • Joe Kennedy III calls for ending ‘cheap oil’

    04/18/2012 6:19:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Apr 2012 | Christopher Bedford
    As gas prices continue to soar around the country, Joe Kennedy III, the Democratic candidate for Rep. Barney Frank’s seat, wrote an online letter to supporters calling for an end to “cheap oil.” “Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama — they’ve all talked about the same thing: the need to wean ourselves off our debilitating dependence on foreign oil,” Kennedy wrote. “The cycle that allows cheap oil to trump tough choices has to stop,” he continued. “Forty years is enough.”
  • Joe Kennedy III engaged to be married

    01/14/2012 7:11:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | January 13, 2012
    It's been a busy month for Joseph Kennedy III. The son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy is engaged to be married to Lauren Anne Birchfield, a fellow Harvard Law School graduate. The announcement comes a little more than a week after the 31-year-old Kennedy formed an exploratory committee as a first step toward a run for the U.S. House seat held by retiring Rep. Barney Frank.
  • Report: Joseph Kennedy III Likely To Announce Run For House Seat (B Frank)

    01/03/2012 7:25:57 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Weasel Zippers/Fox 25 Boston ^ | 1/3/12 | Weasel Zippers
    Just what Congress needs, a new Kennedy. Don’t underestimate the sheeple mentality here in Mass, especially in Fwank’s ultra-liberal district. They have no problem voting for someone based solely on his last name. (FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com) — There is new speculation that Joseph P. Kennedy III is ready to run for Congress. Sources close to Kennedy have told Rhode Island Public Radio that the 31-year-old son of former Congressman Joe Kennedy is setting up fundraisers and taking a serous look at running for the seat left open by the retirement of Barney Frank. The younger Kennedy is a Harvard Law School...
  • Experts Warn: JPK III May Not Be Worthy of Kennedy Legacy

    02/28/2010 6:56:22 PM PST · by TheVitaminPress · 66 replies · 1,067+ views
    The Vitamin Press ^ | 02/28/2010 | Kip Hooker
    Massachusetts- For the last twenty four hours rumors have been pervading the internet and blogoshphere that Joseph P. Kennedy III, Grandson of RFK and namesake of the Kennedy scion, is seriously considering a run for congress. The response to this possibility has been largely positive but there are those out there who are not convinced that the young man from Boston has what it takes to live up to the hollowed and universally respected Kennedy name. “I’m just not convinced that this young man from Boston has what it takes to live up to the hollowed and universally respected Kennedy...
  • RFK's grandson decides against run for US House

    02/28/2010 1:49:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1,021+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2010 | GLEN JOHNSON
    BOSTON (AP) - Joseph P. Kennedy III, the son of a former congressman and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, said Sunday he had decided against running for the U.S. House from Massachusetts this year. Kennedy told The Associated Press that he wants to remain in his new job as a prosecutor in Cape Cod's Barnstable County. The 29-year-old Stanford University and Harvard Law graduate has held the post only for eight months.
  • AP source: RFK's grandson considers maintaining Kennedy tradition with US House campaign

    02/27/2010 3:33:03 PM PST · by cajuncow · 19 replies · 594+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-27-10 | GLEN JOHNSON, AP Political Writer
    BOSTON (Associated Press) -- A top Massachusetts Democrat said Saturday that one of Robert F. Kennedy's grandsons is considering carrying on the family's vaunted political tradition by running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Joseph P. Kennedy III, one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, may run this fall if Democratic Rep. William Delahunt decides against seeking re-election in his South Shore and Cape Cod district. Kennedy, 29, "has been considering it but he hasn't made a decision," said the Democrat, who demanded anonymity to speak about private conversations with the father and son.
  • Source: Younger Kennedy weighs US House run

    02/27/2010 1:49:11 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 573+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/27/10 | Boston Herald
    A top Massachusetts Democrat says one of Robert F. Kennedy’s grandsons is considering running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Joseph P. Kennedy III is one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II. The source, who demanded anonymity to speak about private conversations with the father and son, says the younger Kennedy is considering running if Rep. William Delahunt decides against seeking re-election. Delahunt has been criticized lately for his handling of a 1986 shooting in Braintree by a woman now accused of killing three colleagues at an Alabama university. Delahunt’s district includes Cape Cod, where...
  • A Kennedy considers running for House seat (Camelot Returns!?)

    02/27/2010 4:09:58 AM PST · by coaltrain · 45 replies · 1,140+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/27/10 | Frank Phillips and Susan Milligan
    With speculation mounting that US Representative William D. Delahunt will not seek reelection, Joseph P. Kennedy III, son of the former congressman and great-grandson of the Kennedy family patriarch, is eyeing a run to succeed him in the 10th Congressional District, senior Democratic sources say. The sources say that Kennedy, a 29-year-old assistant district attorney on the Cape considered by many to be the most promising member of his generation to extend the family’s political legacy, is not close to making any decisions and will not speak publicly until Delahunt announces whether he will seek another term. The discussions are...
  • The next Kennedy in politics may run for House seat.( They're baaack! Hugo Delehunt )

    02/14/2010 9:12:49 AM PST · by Leisler · 41 replies · 1,055+ views
    IrishCentral.com ^ | February 14, 201 | PATRICK COOPER
    Joseph Kennedy III, the son of former congressman Joe Kennedy, is being tipped to launch a political career soon as insiders mull over who the next Kennedy in public life will be. Kennedy, 29, may be interested in the South Shore-Cape Cod House seat currently held by Democratic Congressman Bill Delahunt, who has not yet committed to a tough re-election fight. “Massachusetts – and Capitol Hill – without a Kennedy is like Fenway Park without the Wall,’’ Dan Payne, a Democratic media consultant, referring to the famous Green Monster told the Boston Globe. “They were meant to be together.’’ Others...
  • Happy-Face Totalitarian Commercials

    02/10/2010 11:46:58 AM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 24 replies · 610+ views
    The Atlas Society - The Center for Objectivism ^ | February 10, 2010 | Edward Hudgins
    Three recent TV ads get our attention with totalitarianism. They do so to different degrees and in different ways. And they certainly are barometers of the shift in the popular culture in this once-free country. Green PoliceThe first was the “Green Police” advertisement for Audi that was broadcast during this year’s Super Bowl. It starts with a clerk asking a customer that standard question, “Paper or plastic?” When the customer answers the latter, Green Police swoop in and cuff him with the words, “You picked the wrong day to mess with the eco-system.” A man is asked by the eco-cops...
  • John F. Kennedy's corrupt ascent to power

    02/06/2010 5:19:17 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies · 1,246+ views
    A History of the American People | 1997 | Paul Johnson
    The other main area of lying [besides health] centered on [John F. Kennedy's] curriculum vitae. In 1940 his thesis was written for him by a number of people, including Arthur Krock of the New York Times, and Joe's personal speechwriter, who described it as a 'very sloppy job, mostly magazine and newspaper clippings stuck together.' But, processed, it not only allowed Jack to graduate cum laude but also appeared in book form as Why England Slept. Old Joe and his men turned it into a 'bestseller,' partly by using influence with publishers such as Henry Luce, partly by buying 30,000-40,000...
  • (Comrade Joe)Kennedy regrets not running for Senate seat

    01/28/2010 3:37:46 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 11 replies · 299+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 28, 2010 | Thomas Grillo
    Joseph P. Kennedy II said today he regrets not seeking the U.S. Senate seat vacated by his uncle, but the former congressman has no plans to run against U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown in 2012. Kennedy, who was in Brighton today delivering heating oil for his nonprofit Citizens Energy, was asked whether Brown’s victory made him regret his decision not to run to succeed his uncle, the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. “The thought has crossed my mind,” Kennedy said with a chuckle yesterday. “Maybe that wasn’t the greatest decision I ever made.”
  • Joe Kennedy Cryptic Message on Facebook- is he throwing in the towel? (Vanity)

    01/14/2010 9:12:16 PM PST · by mnehring · 46 replies · 1,545+ views
    Joe Kennedy this evening posted a very cryptic message on his Facebook page indicating that he can't officially take his name off the ballot but it seems he is at least actively or mentally dropping out of the race. Joe Kennedy For Senate Simply Put: 1. My name can not be removed from the ballot - 12/11/09 was the deadline. 2. I only have one vote to give and that is my own. 3. I have not and will not ask anyone to do anything but vote who they want to vote for. If you people to vote for your...
  • Scott Brown supporters threaten Joe Kennedy (Kennedy's cry baby Democrat roots are showing)

    01/14/2010 4:24:29 PM PST · by mnehring · 28 replies · 797+ views
    Some Scott Brown supporters on facebook are obnoxiously asking Joe Kennedy to give up his MA Senate campaign. The funny thing about that request, polls show that Kennedy’s campaign is taking votes from the Democrat, Martha Coakley. I guess that news didn’t trickle down to Brown’s supporters. Not the brightest bunch. From Joe Kennedy on facebook: “Donna, With all do respect. Me and my family have been threatened with violence from Brown Supporters. I am not sure I would call that a little dissent. I have had to go to my local police department due to the nature of the...
  • Joe Kennedy: The Forgotten Tea Party Senate Candidate in Massachusetts

    01/13/2010 5:54:36 AM PST · by decimon · 28 replies · 782+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Jan 12, 2010 | Andrew Ian Dodge
    > The reason this problem exists for tea party members is that with a non-Democrat in the seat, Senator Harry Reid would not have the 60-vote filibuster-proof majority he is enjoying right now. Unfortunately, there are some problems with the Republican candidate Scott Brown — such as the fact he voted for RomneyCare. RomneyCare is socialized medicine for Massachusetts. Worse, Brown is certainly not the kind of limited-government, fiscally conservative candidate about which tea party members are so keen. Rather, he is a typical big-government Republican. The tea party movement nationwide is obsessed with ObamaCare and wishes to do everything...
  • Tea Party Express Endorses Scott Brown for U.S. Senate - Massachusetts

    01/09/2010 10:28:35 AM PST · by mnehring · 12 replies · 867+ views
    The Tea Party Express is announcing today our endorsement of Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, Scott Brown. Brown has recently surged in the polls, and on Tuesday was within 9-points of his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Marsha Coakley. "Scott Brown has stood for the principles of smaller government and lower taxes, and we are honored to support him," said Sal Russo, Chief Strategist of the Tea Party Express. The Tea Party Express will run TV ads supporting Brown's candidacy leading up to the January 19th Special Election. "Since Scott Brown is an opponent of the Democrat's abysmal healthcare...
  • Joe Kennedy lampooned on wind war

    12/14/2009 7:05:04 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 1,493+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/14/09 | Thomas Grillo
    The president of an Arizona Navajo chapter hopes a picture will be worth a lot of hot air. The not-so-flattering painting of Joseph P. Kennedy II is on display at a Cortez, Colo., art gallery after a dispute over wind turbines on Navajo land. The 15-by-28-inch portrait depicts an angry Kennedy with wild eyes, a large gut and a finger jabbing the air. “It’s a parody,” said Edward Singer, the artist and president of the Navajos’ 1,500-member Cameron Chapter who met with Kennedy a year ago. “He was shaking, perspiring profusely, yelling, arguing and berating the Navajo community and I...
  • Bertha's Bolsheviks (ACORN)

    09/30/2009 7:39:07 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 3 replies · 428+ views
    American Spectator ^ | September 30, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Why is ACORN's chief organizer friendly with the Marxist anti-American governments of two South American countries? Within ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis's storied rogues gallery of a rolodex may be found contact information for then-Bolivian ambassador Gustavo Guzman and for Sabine Kienzl, a professional propagandist employed by the Venezuelan embassy. The listing for Guzman contains what appears to have been a direct office telephone number.An ACORN insider I spoke with confirmed the authenticity of the rolodex which I have seen. Erick Erickson of the website RedState recently did an excellent job unveiling the rolodex.Both Bolivia and Venezuela are now headed...
  • New hopeful for Ted Kennedy’s seat has right name for job

    09/28/2009 4:50:07 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies · 960+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 09/27/09 | Laurel Sweet
    The name recognition surely can’t hurt, but Joe Kennedy, a high-tech whiz kid who plans to become the next junior U.S. senator from Massachusetts, hopes to win voters over on his own. Joseph L. Kennedy, 37, of Dedham, a member of the National Libertarian Party collecting signatures to run as an independent, has established a Web site: JoeKennedyforSenate.com. He is not to be confused with Joseph P. Kennedy II, 57, whose decision not to run for his late uncle Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate seat left the famous family’s faithful wistful. “I wouldn’t say I’m ‘politically active,’ but you can’t sit...
  • Joe Kennedy says he won’t run for senate (YES!!!)

    09/07/2009 12:04:48 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 154 replies · 8,174+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Monday, September 7, 2009 | Jessica Van Sack
    Joseph P. Kennedy II said today he will not make a bid for the senate seat held by his late uncle Edward M. Kennedy, in a bombshell announcement expected to draw candidates-in-waiting out from the wings. “Given all that my uncle accomplished, it was only natural to consider getting back involved in public office, and I appreciate all the calls of support and friendship that have poured in,” Kennedy said in a statement posted on the web site of Citizens Energy, of which he is the founder. “My father called politics an honorable profession, and I have profound respect for...
  • Scott Brown "testing the waters" for US Senate Run (MA)

    09/07/2009 8:40:40 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 39 replies · 1,399+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09/07/09 | Jessica Van Sack
    Renegade state Sen. Scott P. Brown, a Republican from Wrentham, told the Herald this morning he is “testing the waters” for a run at the seat of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Although he won’t formally declare his candidacy yet, Brown said he plans to spend the next week raising a small amount of money, as federal election laws permit for those who are exploring a run for U.S. Senate.
  • As Joe Kennedy considers run, Chávez ties loom

    09/06/2009 4:21:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies · 1,380+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/06/09 | Michael Rezendes and Noah Bierman
    Firm relies on Venezuela oil As Joseph P. Kennedy II contemplates a race to reclaim the Senate seat held by his family for nearly half a century, his most formidable obstacle may not be a Massachusetts politician but a political leader some 2,000 miles away: President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela. Over the past four years, Citizens Energy Corp., the signature nonprofit founded by Kennedy in 1979 as a political launching pad, has grown from a local charity serving 10,000 Massachusetts homes a year into a national effort delivering free fuel to 200,000 households in 23 states. And Kennedy, a former...
  • Joe Kennedy’s oil ties provide mud for his GOP foes

    09/03/2009 12:37:17 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies · 994+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 09/03/09 | Jay Fitzgerald
    Joe Kennedy’s business ties to Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, through Citizens Energy Corp., will likely become a major issue if the former congressman decides to run for the Senate seat held until last week by his late uncle. Joe Kennedy yesterday hadn’t even made a decision on a run when he came under blistering attack by Republican gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos and a Mihos spokesman. “It should be an issue,” said Mihos of the nonprofit Citizens Energy’s acceptance of oil from Venezuela to help needy residents heat their homes. Mihos described Chavez as a “communist dictator and avowed enemy of...
  • Chavez Friend and Communist Lover Joe Kennedy May Seek Uncle's Senate Seat

    08/28/2009 3:43:58 PM PDT · by vadum · 23 replies · 797+ views
    American Spectator ^ | August 28, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Political pundits say former Rep. Joe Kennedy II (D-Massachusetts) may be in the running to be successor in the U.S. Senate to his leftist uncle Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) who died earlier this week.Kennedy is a friend and ally of Hugo Chavez, who as Venezuela's head of state controls Petroleos de Venezuela SA which in turn controls the U.S.-chartered CITGO.Just like Uncle Ted, Joe Kennedy is a communist enabler too.At the direction of Chavez, CITGO provides low-cost fuel to Kennedy's nonprofit, Citizens Energy Corporation, which he created in 1979 to provide discounted home heating oil to low-income people in Massachusetts. The CITGO effort is part...
  • Another Kennedy from Massachusetts ?

    08/27/2009 9:02:45 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies · 1,085+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    No one doubts that the Kennedy surname still carries considerable cachet in American politics, and especially in Massachusetts. However, even the Boston Globe carefully asks whether the dynasty has exhausted itself after the death of Ted Kennedy. A number of Democrats not named Kennedy are lining up for their chance at taking his seat, but people still look towards the Kennedy clan for their cues: Several prominent Democratic office-holders, including two members of Congress and the state’s sitting attorney general, lead the list of potential contenders who have been quietly laying the groundwork for a campaign. It has been a...
  • Joe Kennedy tries wind grab

    01/22/2009 2:08:42 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 14 replies · 846+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, January 22, 2009 | Thomas Grillo
    Joseph P. Kennedy II, whose father Robert F. Kennedy championed Native American rights, is at war with a band of Navajo Indians. The Cameron Chapter of Navajo Nation is charging that Kennedy, president of Citizens Energy Corp. and its for-profit business Citizens Wind, is trying to seize control of a proposed wind farm on the tribe’s reservation on Gray Mountain in northern Arizona.
  • Chavez, Joe Kennedy and Oil Math :: GREAT ARTICLE ON CHAVEZ AND KENNEDY AND DELAHUNT

    01/10/2009 11:37:07 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 13 replies · 1,491+ views
    Human Events ^ | 01/07/2009 | by Gen. Donald Blaine Smith and Christopher Brown
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=24351 Chavez, Joe Kennedy and Oil Math by Gen. Donald Blaine Smith and Christopher Brown It’s hard to avoid the commercials starring former Congressman Joseph Kennedy II explaining how friendly Venezuela and Hugo Chavez are to the American people. After all Chavez and Kennedy are bringing relief to the poor people of America who suffer under the evil tyranny of high fuel costs. However, reality has a tendency to get in the way of press events for Citgo and Citizens Energy Corporation such as the scenes of Joe Kennedy driving up to house in a Citgo truck to deliver 40%...
  • Joe Gets Suckered

    01/07/2009 5:42:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,606+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 6, 2009
    Oil: Joe Kennedy was an easy mark for Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, who promised cheap oil in exchange for Joe's endorsement. But after a first $100 million, the well went dry Monday. How's it feel to be had, Joe?It seemed like easy money at the time. To get cheap oil for the poor, raise his power profile and get his Citizens Energy Corp. set for life, Kennedy made a deal with the brutal dictator in Caracas in 2005 to distribute cheap heating oil to the poor. In exchange for Venezuelan oil at a 40% discount, Kennedy would enhance Hugo Chavez's reputation...
  • Citgo suspends fuel-assistance program

    01/05/2009 10:27:10 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 30 replies · 1,054+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 01/05/09 | Jay Fitzgerald
    Citgo has suspended its fuel-assistance program for low-income homeowners, putting added financial pressure on Joe Kennedy’s Citizens Energy Corp. Citgo, owned by the Venezuelan government, is pulling out of the program that provided home-heating oil to thousands of Northeast customers, via contributions to Kennedy’s nonprofit Citizens Energy. Kennedy has been criticized for accepting money from Citgo at the behest of controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, whose notorious anti-American rants have upset many Americans. Kennedy has defended Citgo’s donations, saying the goal of fuel-assistance program is to help the needy. Kennedy is holding a press conference this afternoon.
  • Citgo gives $1.5 million to Casa (of Maryland)

    08/05/2008 3:09:48 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 41 replies · 151+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 5, 2008
    <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Immigrant-advocacy group Casa de Maryland on Monday received a $1.5 million donation from Citgo Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of Venezuela's national oil company that is controlled by President Hugo Chavez.</p> <p>The funds will be used to strengthen Casa's $4.4 million social-service, small-business and vocational-training programs... Kim Propeack, advocacy director for the Montgomery County-based organization, said it's the largest corporate gift Casa has received. "Like many nonprofits, Casa has been trying to grow its corporate investment," she said. "Citgo is very committed to ensuring that the profits they earn through their business are shared by low-income people...." A Monday news conference to announce the donation was postponed because of a personal emergency of Citgo President Alejandro Granado, who was to attend with the Venezuelan ambassador. Ms. Propeack said the contribution would still be finalized Monday.</p>
  • The costs of waiting for Big Oil to do the right thing(Joe Kennedy Barf-O-Rama)

    07/02/2008 6:42:11 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 30 replies · 213+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 2, 2008 | Joseph P. Kennedy II and William F. Achtmeyer
    NOTWITHSTANDING a shift by big business to become more socially responsible, Big Oil prides itself in being an island of bullheadedness and smugness. In a capitalist system, rewards of success go to shareholders. But Big Oil has virtually ignored an equally important constituency - the citizens of the United States - who have granted Big Oil the right to extract the nation's most strategic natural resources. In return, they expect them to act as responsible fiduciaries
  • Terrorist-Supporting Venezuelan Strongman Has Famous Allies

    03/19/2008 9:32:10 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 270+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 03/19/2008 | Matthew Vadum and Ana Maria Ortiz
    Venezuela’s Marxist strongman Hugo Chavez is the kind of anti-American that certain kinds of American leftists swoon over. In September 2006, he stood before the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to insult President George W. Bush, who had stood at the same podium the day before. He called Bush “the Devil” and made the sign of the cross, adding “and it smells of sulfur still today.” Chavez held up Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance, a book by the famous linguist Noam Chomsky, a radical critic of U.S. foreign policy, and urged his audience to...
  • Letters to the Editor: Chavez's generosity

    02/18/2008 6:39:54 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 11 replies · 195+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2008 | Joe Kennedy
    The Op-Ed "Shills for Chavez" condemned the nonprofit Citizens Energy Corp. for accepting a charitable donation of oil to provide much-needed heating assistance to poor, elderly and American Indian families in 23 states — the same kind of help we have provided to poor families..to help ease the burden felt by consumers depending on this commodity to survive....For three years, we have worked with Citgo Petroleum and Venezuela because they were the only company...to respond. We acknowledge their generosity as we would recognize any...that answers our calls to help the poor. Unfortunately, some find it more appropriate to direct their...
  • Joe Kennedy Uses Latest Citgo Commercial to Slam U.S. Government and 'Big Oil'

    01/23/2008 2:58:43 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies · 419+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 23, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Although former U.S. Congressman, Joseph Kennedy III has been criticized for his Citgo commercial last year promoting discount heating oil provided by the Hugo Chavez Venezuelan government as a PR ploy, his latest commercial goes way beyond mere syrupy praise. Kennedy is now using the most recent Citgo commercial as a launchpad to blast the U.S. government and "Big Oil" as you can see in this video. After an introduction similar to the previous commercial showing poor people suffering from the cold, Kennedy goes on the attack: ...Yet our own government cut fuel assistance. And the Big Oil companies with...
  • Citizens Energy accepts $25m of oil from Venezuela(Joe Kennedy)

    12/11/2007 6:29:34 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 17 replies · 133+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 11, 2007 | Peter J. Howe
    ...."Our government gets their panties in a knot much more than most Americans do about Hugo Chávez," said Kennedy, founder of Citizens Energy, seeking to defuse possible criticism about taking $25 million of heating oil from Venezuela's state-controlled petroleum monopoly. No other oil company Kennedy solicited was willing to make the donation, he said.
  • Vatican Declares 1996 Kennedy Annulment Invalid; Justice Denied For Years

    06/26/2007 3:15:21 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies · 2,482+ views
    Lifesite ^ | June 21, 2007 | Phil Lawler
    Vatican Declares 1996 Kennedy Annulment Invalid; Justice Denied For Years Sheila Rauch Kennedy not informed of 1995 Vatican decision until May 2007 by Phil Lawler June 20, 2007 (CWNews.com) - Now the story can be told-- or at least part of the story. The parts we don't know, but should, are still more interesting. Long ago an informed Vatican official-- possibly having sipped one more glass of good Italian wine than was medically necessary-- informed CWN that the Roman Rota had ruled in favor of Sheila Rauch Kennedy, affirming the validity of her marriage to former Congressman Joe Kennedy. But...
  • The enemy within: Joseph Farah slams Joe Kennedy for snuggling up to commie Hugo Chavez

    02/17/2007 1:14:25 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 618+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2/17/07 | Joseph Farah
    I have every confidence America can defeat the enemy at the gates. My worry is whether America has what it takes to defeat the enemy within our gates. If you want to know what I mean by "the enemy within," all you need do is take a look at former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II of the once-great Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To say Joe Kennedy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth would be an understatement. He's not just rich, he's Kennedy-rich – still feeding at the trough built by his bootlegger (and Nazi bootlicker) grandfather of the...
  • Joe's Big Mack Attack

    02/15/2007 9:32:53 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 22 replies · 1,040+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 15 Feb 2007 | Staff
    <p>Charity: Joe Kennedy is back, praising Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and urging Americans to take his cheap oil by calling 1-800-JOE-FOR-OIL. Like Rep. Connie Mack, we'd like to know what Joe really owes Hugo.</p> <p>Mack, a Florida Republican, told Kennedy in a letter to quit pushing Chavez's agenda by recruiting charity recipients for his distributorship of cheap Venezuelan heating oil.</p>
  • Republican Rep. Connie Mack Blasts Joe Kennedy for Chavez Oil TV Ad

    02/13/2007 11:16:00 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 50 replies · 1,192+ views
    FoxNews / Rep. Mack website ^ | February 12, 2007 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON - A Florida congressman ripped into former Rep. Joe Kennedy for airing television commercials promoting his Citizens Energy Corp. that heap praise on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, "a sworn enemy of the United States." In the ad, Kennedy, founder and president of Citizens Energy Corp., a nonprofit energy company, lauds Venezuela and Citgo, a Houston-based oil company owned by the Chavez government, for contributing heating oil to low income senior citizens. "I am Joe Kennedy. Help is on the way. Heating oil at 40 percent off from our friends in Venezuela at Citgo," Kennedy says in the commercial. In...
  • Joe Kennedy Fires Back Letter to Florida Rep. Connie Mack Over Chavez Oil TV Ad

    02/12/2007 4:12:38 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies · 1,931+ views
    Joe Kennedy Fires Back Letter to Florida Rep. Connie Mack Over Chavez Oil TV Ad Monday , February 12, 2007 FC1 ADVERTISEMENTClick here to find out more! WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Joe Kennedy fired off a letter Monday in response to a Florida congressman's calls for him to stop airing television commercials that heap praise on Venezuela for its providing discounted heating oil to low-income U.S. households. "If your moral indignation requires that we not accept the discount oil to distribute to our most vulnerable families, then that same high moral standard should require that you not drive your car...
  • (Ex-Congressman Joe) Kennedy defends Venezuelan heat oil program

    02/18/2006 12:45:16 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies · 538+ views
    Eyewitness News TV ^ | 02-18-2006 | Eyewitness News
    WASHINGTON—Former Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy fires back at the House Energy chairman investigating whether politics, not charity, is behind Venezuela’s offer to provide low-cost heating oil to needy Americans. In a letter to Congressman Joe Barton, Kennedy says the committee’s highest priority should be praising Venezuela, not investigating its motives. Kennedy heads the Boston-based nonprofit Citizens Energy Corporation, which is helping to deliver the oil in several states. Rhode Island is among states where low income people are getting discounted oil. Barton has requested all records pertaining to the program from Citgo Petroleum, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company.
  • Helpers Busy With Santa Chavez On Way

    11/26/2005 9:44:42 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 697+ views
    Inveestor's Business Daily ^ | Nov. 26, 2005 | Editorial Staff
    Latin America: Oil earnings have given Hugo Chavez a colossal sense of his own power at home and abroad. He's not limiting himself to small countries like Bolivia, though. Surprise: The U.S. is also in his cross hairs. Venezuela's president has targeted America and not just by organizing political fifth columns called "Bolivarian Circles" ... He's also getting himself good press for delivering discounted oil for his handpicked "poor" ... Chavez has won plaudits from the mainstream media for his newly launched program to deliver cheap heating oil to carefully "screened" low-income constituencies. Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, through its...
  • Paralyzed victim of Joe K crash: Skinflint won't help ( Joe Kennedy)

    08/31/2005 10:30:46 PM PDT · by Panerai · 21 replies · 1,257+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 31, 2005 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Joseph P. Kennedy II, who built upon his family fortune with a lucrative career of his own since leaving politics, allegedly told a Hyannis mother he left paralyzed for life in a car crash 32 years ago that he is ``broke'' and won't be her financial crutch any longer. ``I'm broke. I work for a non-profit. I'm not a bottomless pit,'' the chairman of Citizens Energy Corp. and former congressman allegedly told Pamela Burkley, whom he knew in their star-crossed youth on Cape Cod as Pam Kelley – his late brother David's girlfriend. Kennedy denies through his lawyer that he...
  • If she can't move this Kennedy, then no one can

    08/31/2005 12:45:58 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 3 replies · 220+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/31/05 | Howie Carr
    When Joe Kennedy starts running those inspid Citizens Energy ads in a few weeks, just remember these two words: Pam Kelley. Oh yeah, he's a great humanitarian, Joe is. At least as long as the cameras are rolling. But Joe forgets that charity begins at home, because when he had a chance to walk the walk, as opposed to talking the talk, he walked . . . away. That's one thing Pam Kelley can't do – walk. Because 32 years ago, driving like a madman over sand on Nantucket, Joe Kennedy flipped a Jeep and put her in a wheelchair...
  • Poll shows Romney bid for president faces hurdles (501 'adults')

    03/11/2005 5:03:11 AM PST · by bitt · 5 replies · 408+ views
    boston glob ^ | 3/11/05 | Frank Phillips, Globe Staff
    A majority of Massachusetts adults said Governor Mitt Romney should not run for president in 2008, according to a Boston Globe poll that also indicated Romney would face a tough battle if he seeks reelection to a second term as governor in 2006. Only 28 percent of those surveyed said Romney should seek the presidency, while 53 percent said he should not, and 19 percent said they had no opinion. Forty-eight percent said he would not make a good president if elected, and 33 percent said he would. The poll also found Romney facing some serious political problems at home...
  • The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection

    03/28/2004 8:00:33 PM PST · by GrandMoM · 32 replies · 591+ views
    AIM Report ^ | 3/26/04 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection By Cliff Kincaid March 26, 2004 It wasn't a big story when John Kerry said that he would have risked U.S. lives to maintain Marxist Jean-Bertrand Aristide in power in Haiti. And except for columnist Robert Novak, there hasn't been any discussion of why Kerry chose such a controversial course of action. Novak noted evidence of "Aristide's gold-plated U.S. connections." He explained, "He is close to Kerry's influential friends, the Kennedy family of Massachusetts, and is the unconditional favorite of the Congressional Black Caucus." Novak noted that Aristide spent millions on U.S. lobbyists and lawyers, and that,...