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  • McCain: I want to name America’s new immigration reform law after Ted Kennedy

    03/28/2014 12:49:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    A bon mot from his speech last night to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, preserved for posterity on Twitter by Benny Johnson of BuzzFeed. ItÂ’s a testament to MaverickÂ’s eagerness to pander to his audience that heÂ’d say something like this, knowing that House Republicans are already nervous about how amnesty will be received by conservative voters. In fact, a right-wing friend mine of who works in politics saw JohnsonÂ’s tweet and assumed McCain must have been joking. Surely, with immigration reform already imperiled by righty opposition, a GOPer already loathed by tea partiers wouldnÂ’t offer up the effort as...
  • Medved: Mitt Romney Should Learn a Lesson from Teddy Kennedy (Assumes he's already GOP nominee)

    02/04/2012 5:15:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 3, 2012 | Michael Medved
    As his formidable campaign marches inexorably toward the nomination, Mitt Romney should learn a vital lesson from the guy who beat him in his first race for public office: Sen. Ted Kennedy. In 1980, Teddy lost his own bid for the presidency because he couldn’t answer a simple question about why he wanted the job. Like Kennedy, Romney could undermine his confident drive to unseat a stumbling incumbent unless he prepares clear, concise, and forceful responses on what he means to do with the office he seeks. Near the end of the disastrous Jimmy Carter administration, most analysts expected an...
  • My Uncle Teddy

    01/28/2012 1:58:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    E-Mail for Obama | January 28, 2012 | Caroline Kennedy
    Four years ago today, I joined my Uncle Teddy and thousands of excited students at American University to endorse Barack Obama as the next president of the United States. Barack Obama had stirred something in young people and the young at heart. I saw the passion in my own teenage children, and I heard it from a different generation of people who said they felt like they did when my father ran for president. We felt strongly that we needed to elect a president who urged us to believe in ourselves, who could tie that belief to our highest ideals,...
  • Barney Frank's Christmas Belly Buddy

    12/22/2011 2:44:22 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-22-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A little holiday silliness... :-)
  • ANN COULTER: THIS IS WHAT A MOB LOOKS LIKE

    10/07/2011 3:18:43 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 14 replies
    www.anncoulter.com ^ | October 5, 2011 | ANN COULTER
    THIS IS WHAT A MOB LOOKS LIKE October 5, 2011 by ANN COULTER I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point. No one knows what the Wall Street protesters want -- as is typical of mobs. They say they want Obama re-elected, but claim to hate "Wall Street."You know, the same Wall Street that gave its largest campaign donation in history to Obama,who, in turn, bailed out the banks and made Goldman Sachs the fourth branch...
  • The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster

    05/12/2011 3:09:17 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 10, 2002 | Ben Johnson
    America's current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50's, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924. The record of debate over this seismic change in immigration policy reveals that left-wingers, in their visceral flight to attack "discrimination," did not reveal the consequences of their convictions. Instead, their spokesmen set out to assuage concerned traditionalists with a litany of lies and wishful thinking. Senate floor manager and Camelot knight-errant Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, assured jittery senators that "our cities will...
  • Why did Ted Kennedy Flood America with 100 Million Poor? .

    05/06/2011 4:53:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4 May 2011 | F Woodbridge
    In this continuing series, Roy Beck, director of www.NumbersUSA.org , asks the question as to why the late U.S. Senator Teddy Kennedy pushed the 1965 Immigration Reform Act through Congress without any debate? What was the purpose for flooding America with 100 million more people in the last 40 years and another 100 million within 30 years by 2035? Please give us some background Mr. Beck: “I was dining in downtown Boston with a long-time acquaintance of Teddy Kennedy at the very time he died,” said Beck. “We had discussed what had caused Kennedy to pursueimmigration policies that so fundamentally...
  • No redemption for the wicked

    09/01/2009 3:08:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 537+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 01, 2009 | Steven Zak
    There are consequences when we forgive the depraved. America has duly performed its solemn rituals to mark the passing of Ted Kennedy -- the pompous displays, the airy speeches, the pseudo-dignified deference to the dead. What we ought to reflect upon, with equal solemnity, is what America's legitimization and ultimate acceptance of such a man portends for ourselves. The tale of Chappaquiddick has, of course, been told and retold. But what Ted Kennedy did to Mary Jo Kopechne that summer night in 1969 is so depraved that the story bears repetition. Put aside the debauchery of the party Kennedy attended...
  • Obama to Deliver Homosexual Keynote Address

    10/07/2009 1:12:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies · 2,172+ views
    The New American ^ | 2009-10-06 | Rebecca Terrell
    President Barak Obama is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a dinner sponsored by Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a homosexual civil rights organization, on Saturday, October 10. HRC calls itself the "nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization" in the country. This weekend's event, the 13th Annual National Dinner for HRC, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. HRC expects more than 3,000 attendees. Also on the program line-up is the presentation of the Edward M. Kennedy National Leadership Award, a newly created distinction named in honor of the...
  • On Kennedy, Andropov, and KAL 007

    09/05/2009 5:39:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1,162+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2009 | Dr Paul Kengor
    Over the last week-and-a-half I’ve gotten an overwhelming number of inquiries relating to the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. Why me? Because of my report back in 2006 of Kennedy’s confidential offer to Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov. That offer was evident in a fascinating May 14, 1983 memo written by KGB head Victor Chebrikov to Andropov, simply titled, “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” I published the document in its entirety in my book, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. When Senator Kennedy passed away, I got...
  • IN MEMORY OF TEDDY KENNEDY: IT'S TIME TO PARDON CHANTE MALLARD!!!!!

    09/01/2009 6:09:18 PM PDT · by hecht · 7 replies · 441+ views
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A nurse's aide hit a homeless man with her car, drove home with him stuck headfirst in her broken windshield, and ignored his cries for help as he bled to death in her garage over the next two or three days, police say. One of the most disturbing features of the story is that the nurse's aide, Chante Mallard, told police she periodically went into the garage to apologize to the man for hitting him and leaving him to die in her windshield. Someone had taught her, no doubt, that if you do something bad...
  • Text of KGB Letter on Senator Ted Kennedy

    12/31/2006 5:29:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 159 replies · 24,877+ views
    The Crusader - Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism | 2006 | Paul Kengor (excerpt - Appendix Page 317)
    Text of KGB Letter on Senator Ted Kennedy Special Importance Committee on State Security of the USSR 14.05.1983 No. 1029 Ch/OV Moscow Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Comrade Y.V. Andropov Comrade Y.V. Andropov On 9-10 May of this year, Senator Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant J. Tunney was in Moscow. The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov: Senator Kennedy, like other rational people, is very troubled by the...
  • A Fitting Legacy for Teddy

    08/28/2009 1:03:46 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 16 replies · 1,850+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 28 August 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    What would make a fitting legacy for Ted Kennedy in the Senate? I think it would be the election of a Senator to take his place, who committed to the same great public ideas that Senator Kennedy spoke about, so often and passionately. Teddy often spoke of his dedication to and respect for the Constitution. This is to be expected where Sam Adams created the Sons of Liberty who threw the tea in Boston Harbor. And where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at, and later fired by, the Minutemen at Concord and Lexington. So, the person...
  • Standards for Heroes.

    08/28/2009 11:42:57 AM PDT · by Starfisher · 4 replies · 242+ views
    Original | 8/27/2009 | Starfisher
    8/27/2009 I have, like millions of Americans, been recently deluged with a torrent of words from present-day politicians and other pundits, nearly all in praise of the life of "Teddy" Kennedy upon the occasion of his death. This outpouring of praise causes me to question the character of those who are issuing such praise.
  • Edward Kennedy, 1932-2009

    08/27/2009 5:24:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 842+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/27/2009
    TED KENNEDY was not a great man. (snip)
  • Hacks flock when Teddy calls

    08/23/2009 9:22:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 1,061+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | , August 23, 2009 | Howie Carr
    Let us now consider the State House friends of Teddy Kennedy. OK, so the senior senator’s scheme to keep “his” Senate seat in the family is probably a non-starter. After all, it’s too late for Teddy to provide the customary “gratuities” to the sleazy solons who in 2004 rolled over for him on the bill that took away the then-GOP governor’s ability to fill a vacant Senate seat. You know, the bill that Teddy demanded passage of, but which he now claims “concerns me deeply,” because it’s so, uh, undemocratic. What sort of reprobate reps would vote for such palpably...
  • The Last of The Kennedy Dynasty

    08/22/2009 6:00:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies · 3,100+ views
    email | Received 8/22/2009 | Unknown
    As soon as his cancer was detected, I noticed the immediate attempt at the “canonization” of old Teddy Kennedy by the mainstream media. They are saying what a "great American" he is. I say, let's get a couple things clear and not twist the facts to change the real history: 1. He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended it. He was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him. 2. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. Oops!...
  • 40th anniversary of Mary Jo Kopechne’s drowning at Chappaquiddick...Kennedy's story still doubtful

    07/18/2009 10:20:03 PM PDT · by haole · 38 replies · 2,170+ views
    examiner.com ^ | july 17th, 2009 | dave gibson
    Sometime around midnight, on July 18, 1969 Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile 88 off of a small bridge on Chappaquiddick island, into eight feet of chilly water. The vehicle landed upside-down. While Kennedy managed to free himself from the wreck and swim to safety, his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne was left in the car to drown.
  • Obese Americans now outweigh the merely overweight

    01/09/2009 4:09:44 PM PST · by traumer · 59 replies · 1,267+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of obese American adults outweighs the number of those who are merely overweight, according to the latest statistics from the federal government. Numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight. It said just under 6 percent are "extremely" obese. "More than one-third of adults, or over 72 million people, were obese in 2005-2006, the NCHS said in its report. The numbers are based on a survey of 4,356 adults over the age of 20 who take part...
  • Mary Jo Kopechne remembered, July 21st, 1969

    07/21/2008 12:40:57 PM PDT · by haole · 52 replies · 13,517+ views
    We should every year remember the true story of Mary Jo's death, and how it revealed the true "character" of one Edward M Kennedy.
  • Is Senator Kennedy A Victim Of Pot Prohibition?

    05/22/2008 11:45:41 AM PDT · by Nick Thimmesch · 31 replies · 410+ views
    NORML BLOG ^ | 5/20/08 | Paul Armentano
    Forgive me if the headline above sounds slightly exploitive. My intention is not to piggyback on a personal tragedy, but I did want to get your attention.
  • Audio: Teddy sings an amnesty lullaby - in Spanish [Not a Fake]

    06/23/2007 7:15:13 AM PDT · by indcons · 15 replies · 574+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | June 23, 2007 | Allahpundit
    This simply can’t be real. Not because it’s so shameless and absurd, but because its shamelessness and absurdity encapsulate too perfectly the way this travesty of a bill has been sold. If you were writing the broadest possible satire of the “Grand Bargain” that you could think of, how else could it end except with Teddy croaking out a few bars in his new mother tongue in a sort of apocalyptic pander? Until someone gives me proof, I’m assuming it’s bogus. It’s just too bad to be true.
  • Teddy Kennedy sings... en Espanol! (in support of the Senate amnesty bill)

    06/22/2007 7:45:15 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 23 replies · 714+ views
    LonewackoDotCom ^ | 6/22/07 | self
    Appearing on the Piolin radio show in support of immigration "reform", aka a massive amnesty for illegal aliens, Senator Teddy Kennedy broke into song... in Spanish. Please distribute the link widely.
  • The Gaffe Patrol spots a bogey

    06/12/2007 6:11:47 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies · 1,071+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12 june 07 | Wes Pruden
    Something's bustin' out all over for George W. Bush, and it ain't June. The president is excused if he's beginning to think he's Rodney Dangerfield. Except in Albania, he just don't get no respect. The collapse of immigration "reform" legislation in the Senate, which Harry Reid, the leader of the Democratic majority, calls "the Bush immigration bill," is a bitter disappointment for the president. But it says a lot as well about the collapse of the Kennedy clout. Nobody worked harder to impose this monstrosity than the senator from Massachusetts, one of the masters of manipulating the Senate
  • John McCain's Bad Day (With More To Come)

    06/10/2007 9:46:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1,124+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 8, 2007 | David Miller
    When the immigration reform bill stalled in the Senate yesterday, President Bush may have been the most disappointed, having lost a chance at adding a signature domestic achievement to his legacy. Whether there will be a chance to salvage the effort is unclear — and so is the impact of all this on the presidential race. John McCain couldn't have been happy seeing the bill he co-sponsored hung up, maybe never to be resurrected. Throughout debates and testy campaign exchanges with his GOP rivals, McCain never wavered in his support for this particular reform. When party activists cried "amnesty," McCain...
  • About that Kennedy-Dodd waitress sandwich .......

    05/29/2007 6:38:01 PM PDT · by dennisw · 82 replies · 10,955+ views
    In the Summer of 1989 Kennedy and fellow Senator Chris Dodd were having lunch at famous Washington D.C. restaurant La Brasserie. Kennedy requested the attendance of waitress Carla Gaviglio. According to the Washington Times "When she put in an appearance in their private retreat - 'The Teddy Kennedy Fun Room' - the Massachusetts senator picked her up and heaved her onto a table. The crystal candlesticks and champagne glasses shattered as he grabbed her again and flung her on top of Dodd. "Then Kennedy threw himself on top of the woman. The waitress implored Mr. Kennedy to 'Get off me!'...
  • A Budget Reduction suggestion to the RNC

    05/18/2007 7:59:48 PM PDT · by citizen · 32 replies · 607+ views
    n/a ^ | May 18, 2007 | fmr RNC supporter
    Dear RNC In the spirit of cost savings and spending reductions, cornerstones of the Republican Party platform, I offer this heartfelt suggestion the the RNC brass: You can save money by removing me from your mailing list. Your correspondence, for several years now, has hit my trash can unopened. Removing me from your mailing list [name and address below] will easily and painlessly save the RNC hard-donated money that you can put to better use continuing the party's on-going initiatives in big spending, open borders, the McVain presidential candidacy and Teddy Kennedy hugging. R-I-P GOP. Sincerely, Name Address
  • Ted Kennedy Boosts Immigration Deal

    05/18/2007 2:58:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 1,218+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 18, 2007
    Congress should coalesce behind sweeping new compromise immigration legislation despite steep political obstacles because opportunities to confront the problem head-on are rare, Sen. Edward Kennedy said Friday. Kennedy, the lead Democratic negotiator with Republicans and the White House, acknowledged widespread criticism but called it "our last-gasp stand." The bill, which conservatives immediately attacked as an "amnesty" program, would provide a pathway to citizenship for some 12 million immigrants now in the United States illegally. It also would mandate tougher border security and workplace enforcement and provide for a guest worker program. Critics complained that it would reward the nation's estimated...
  • US Congress in illegal immigrants deal (Too strict for Pelosi and Reid!)

    05/18/2007 1:28:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 1,841+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2007
    Senators and the White House clinched a deal Thursday on bringing 12 million illegal immigrants out of the shadows and securing US borders, which could enhance President George W. Bush's legacy. The pact would provide a path to permanent residency and citizenship for illegal workers, establish a merit-based points system for future immigrants and also establish a temporary worker program. The bill, which emerged from exhaustive round-the-clock talks, and will be debated in the Senate next week, will provide 18,000 more border patrol agents, and scores of radar and camera towers on the US border with Mexico. It is aimed...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-02-07 ("CNN Identifies Osama bin Laden as 'Obama...'")

    01/02/2007 5:30:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies · 1,707+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 2, 2007 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Last summer, the leftwing MEDIA MATTERS ripped into Rush Limbaugh for repeatedly referring to Barack Obama as "Obama Osama." What those Media Matters idiots didn't realize is that Rush was SPOOFING Ted Kennedy who said the same thing as you can see and hear in this VIDEO. And now the DUmmies are up in arms because CNN made a similar mistake as you can see in the caption above where Osama is referred to as Obama. You can see the DUmmie outrage in this THREAD titled, "CNN Identifies Osama bin Laden as 'Obama...'" So let us now watch the...
  • Caption Time: Bush and two drunks (Kennedys)

    07/27/2006 6:53:41 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 19 replies · 800+ views
    7/27/2006 | JewishRighter
  • Review: Ted Kennedy's children's book, "My Senator and Me"

    07/26/2006 8:08:39 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 10 replies · 639+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | July 26, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    In preparation for our recent trip to Washington, Little Marathon Pundit rode her bike to the local public library, checking out several books about our nation's capital. One of those books was the recently published My Senator and Me, A Dog's Eye View of Washington, written by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. It's a children's book written from the perspective of Kennedy's Portuguese Water Dog, Splash. Yes, the dog's name really is Splash, and pundits have made wisecracks about the name in reference to that 1969 driving incident, but in fairness to Splash, the wet-nosed one was named that before Kennedy...
  • Sen. Ensign: Kennedy, Pelosi Aiding the Enemy

    05/21/2006 10:13:18 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 60 replies · 3,383+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 22 May 2006
    Nevada Sen. John Ensign says Democratic leaders who criticize the Iraq war are aiding the terrorists and hampering the war effort. "Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Ted Kennedy - let me tell you, I say this without reservation - they have hurt our military, they have emboldened the enemy," Ensign told Republicans gathered for the state party convention on Saturday. "They're fighting for the freedom of speech, they're fighting for the right to protest, they're fighting for all those things. But when we are at war, especially the leaders in this country need to be very, very careful of...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/25 - 3/26 (not the live thread)

    03/24/2006 5:11:37 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 21 replies · 1,275+ views
    Network and Cable News | 3/23/06 | Network and Cable News Networks
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: The Bush administration policies are a failure and Bush has bad poll numbersBush's bad poll numbers are sinking the RepublicansBush must clean house and replace those the MSM hates (because they're not listening to us!)The paleocons and country club Republicans have turned their back on Bush (the Nixon wing of the party tries to rise again) Topics: 'Civil War'? - Tune in this weekend for a discussion of Iraq and Harvard professors' campaign against Israel. (Opinion Journal web site promo)Is Iraq really headed toward civil war? An interview with Reuel...
  • Jimmy Carter Inc.

    02/25/2006 10:22:14 AM PST · by george76 · 127 replies · 2,684+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2006 | Joel Achenbach
    The other night Jimmy Carter popped up on the Larry King show, live via satellite, standing in a ski lodge and wearing a fur-lined outdoorsman jacket as though he'd just come in from felling a spruce. He was publicizing an upcoming auction in which he would sell the furniture he'd been making. Also his wine. This may have come to many viewers as a surprise: There is Jimmy Carter Wine. The former president didn't say how he made it, but you know what it's probably called: peanut noir. Also he plans to sell his paintings. "My paintings," he told King,...
  • Student under fire for shout: 'Remember Chappaquiddick!'

    02/23/2006 12:13:15 AM PST · by CrawDaddyCA · 307 replies · 11,998+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 22, 2006 | Ron Strom
    A community college student in Massachusetts faces possible disciplinary action for shouting "Remember Chappaquiddick!" during an on-campus speech by Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy. Paul Trost, 20, a student at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Mass., says he was upset by an introduction of Kennedy given by Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., in which the congressman noted how the long-time senator overcame hardship in life on his way to success. "Lynch said Kennedy had overcome such adversity to get to the place he was, and that's a bunch of bull," Trost said of the introduction, which occurred in the school's student center...
  • What if Dick Cheney Hadn’t Stiffed the Press?

    02/20/2006 5:54:19 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 43 replies · 1,830+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 2 20 06 | Herbert E. Meyer
    For more than a week now, the press has been beating up on Vice President Dick Cheney for his handling – or, rather, for his mis-handling – of how the accidental shooting of his friend while on a hunting trip in Texas was disclosed. The theme that runs through all this criticism is that the Vice President made a terrible mistake in not arranging for news of the shooting to be disclosed immediately, rather than waiting 14 hours to put out the word. But what if Dick Cheney hadn’t stiffed the press? Let’s conduct what scientists call a “thought experiment.”...
  • What Is It With Democrats And Funerals?

    02/07/2006 4:43:50 PM PST · by george76 · 205 replies · 5,210+ views
    polipundit ^ | February 07th, 2006 | Lorie Byrd
    What is it that makes Democrats incapable of controlling their hostility, even during funerals? Especially during funerals. Rush Limbaugh just played a clip of today’s “Wellstone Funeral moment” from Rev. Joseph Lowry in which he raised the issue of weapons of mass destruction in the Coretta Scott King funeral, then talked about how not enough money is going to the poor. I know I have seen figures that indicate that Bush has spent more on some programs for the poor than Clinton did, but it wouldn’t matter if he had spent ten times more. Facts don’t matter. This is pure...
  • The press and rumors about Senator Kennedy's bachelor days

    02/06/2006 12:33:36 PM PST · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 2,469+ views
    Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. ^ | February 06, 2006 | William B. Ketter
    Ever since reporters took up Gary Hart's challenge to put a tail on him, then sunk his 1988 presidential candidacy with details of a tryst with an attractive model, the private sex lives of prominent politicians have been considered fair game for the press. The journalistic rationale is that character counts and voters have a right to know about questionable personal conduct because it may tell something about how an individual will perform in office or serve the public interest without fear or favor. Yet most mainstream news outlets continue to grant a reasonable right of privacy to public officials,...
  • Vanity: Ted Kennedy Speaking re Filibuster

    01/30/2006 1:13:23 PM PST · by RepublicanCentury · 10 replies · 1,073+ views
    Listening to Fat Ted on C-Span. Retreading his Bork speech. Almost makes me ashamed to be an American.
  • Kerry Plays The Race Card

    01/29/2006 10:41:36 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies · 2,512+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/27 | Wendy Long
    Democrats — at least those seeking the Democratic nomination for president and those who are desperate for money from extremist Left deep pockets — are trying to "out-Liberal" each other on the Alito nomination, even when it is clear a bipartisan majority of senators intend to make the Judge Alito "Justice Alito" in just a few days. John Kerry, after launching the first international filibuster from the slopes of the Swiss Alps with the help of Ted Kennedy, gave a speech earlier on the Senate floor that rivals Kennedy’s 1987 smear of Judge Bork. Kennedy claimed that in “Judge Bork’s...
  • My pal the psychopath

    01/25/2006 9:04:23 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,401+ views
    The Sun ^ | January 25, 2006 | JAMES CLENCH
    CELEB Big Brother prat George Galloway is today exposed in his revolting true colours — fawning before Saddam Hussein’s murderous son Uday. An astonishing video shown in part on the Sun TV Bulletin depicts Galloway, 51, laughing and joking with the evil psychopath during a 20-minute meeting in an Iraqi palace. The Respect party MP, who Sun readers can boot off the Channel 4 show tonight, has sickened viewers with his antics in the BB house. Galloway’s crawling around the tyrannical old Iraqi regime was even more disgusting. He famously met dictator Saddam in 1994 and told him: “Sir, allow...
  • Galloway evicted from Big Brother house

    01/25/2006 7:56:55 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 850+ views
    Guardian Newspapers ^ | January 25, 2006 | Hélčne Mulholland
    George Galloway tonight became the fourth person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house as he admitted he had failed in his aims during almost two weeks of reality TV. The Respect MP attracted 64.7% of the public vote after being nominated alongside fake celebrity Chantelle Houghton and US basketball star Dennis Rodman. As he emerged from the house, a smiling Mr Galloway was met with boos and cheers from the crowd who gathered for tonight's double eviction.
  • Prober blasts Bill (NY Daily News exclusive on Barrett Report)

    01/18/2006 4:40:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies · 1,952+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/18/06 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - A special prosecutor's long-delayed report charges that a coverup at senior levels of the Clinton administration killed a tax fraud case against ex-cabinet member Henry Cisneros, the Daily News has learned. David Barrett's 11-year, $23 million probe, which will be released tomorrow, states in stinging terms that this Clinton coverup succeeded. Cisneros was forced to admit in 1999 that he had made secret payments to a mistress before serving as Clinton's secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Barrett investigated tax fraud charges stemming from those under-the-table payments. Then-IRS Commissioner Peggy Richardson, a close friend of Sen. Hillary Clinton...
  • Does Teddy Kennedy Have Higher Ethical Standards Than the ABA? (One for the Lard A$$ file!)

    01/17/2006 2:20:50 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 844+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 18 January 2006 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    The American Bar Association—a liberal organization—conducted an extensive investigation of Judge Samuel Alito’s career as a lawyer and judge and unanimously gave him its highest rating of “well qualified” to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The ABA interviewed 300 people, including 130 federal judges and numerous lawyers who had argued both winning and losing cases in Alito’s court. It also examined the purported controversies about Alito’s failure to recuse himself from a case involving the Vanguard company, which managed mutual funds he owned shares in (see Sen. Orrin Hatch’s piece on the cover), and his membership in the defunct...
  • Democrats Have No Shame

    01/16/2006 7:16:57 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 1,179+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 17 January 2006
    Old blowhards don’t fade away, we learned again last week, they just serve as Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was almost two decades ago that Sen. Joe Biden (D.-Del.) chaired the confirmation hearings that gave America a new verb: to Bork. When President Reagan nominated U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, it was Biden who led his Democratic committee colleagues Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and Patrick Leahy of Vermont in what was then the unprecedented trashing of a nominee of unquestioned professional qualifications and unblemished character. In 1991, in a committee still chaired by...
  • Democrats May Delay Alito Nomination Vote

    01/13/2006 5:35:09 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 50 replies · 1,474+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2006 | Laurie Kellerman
    Democrats confirmed Friday that they will make a last-ditch attempt to slow Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's momentum by delaying the first vote on his candidacy. Sen. Patrick Leahy (news, bio, voting record), D-Vt., said in the waning minutes of Alito's confirmation hearing that unnamed Democrats will "exercise their rights" to put off next week's scheduled Alito vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • A WOMAN THE DEMS DON'T WANT TO HEAR

    01/12/2006 9:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 96 replies · 4,557+ views
    Michelle Malkin · ^ | January 12, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    This is U.S. Appeals Court Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, a Clinton appointee who gave a glowing endorsement of her colleague, Sam Alito, earlier today, along with six other judges from the appeals court who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support Alito. Chuck Schumer walked out before the judges started to speak. Teddy Kennedy showed up late, stayed for 10 minutes, then left. Pat Leahy put on a dour face for a short time, and also bailed... if Judge Barry were a screeching liberal moaning about Alito's threat to the female populace, the Dems would have been all ears--and...
  • Burden of Truth: Kennedy's Achilles Heel

    01/10/2006 7:56:05 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 24 replies · 1,486+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11 January 2006 | Judie Brown
    Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) recently wrote a scathing commentary for the Washington Post. He took Judge Samuel Alito to task and actually suggested that the judge had serious credibility problems. Some might find this humorous, considering the long record Senator Kennedy has of recreating truth to suit his personal notion of history. For example, how many different versions of the Mary Jo Kopechne story have you heard? Even the senator couldn’t get it straight for years. At any rate, his verbal volleys at Judge Alito seem a bit hypocritical to me, even if I give the senator the benefit...
  • Kennedy Voted 'Biggest Windbag' at Alito Hearings

    01/10/2006 7:21:48 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 76 replies · 2,150+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11 January 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Sen. Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.) was voted overwhelmingly the "biggest windbag" on the Judiciary Committee in yesterday's AlitoBlog.com poll. With 500 votes cast, Kennedy received 69.6% of the vote -- far outpacing his nearest rival, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.), who finished with 18%. Sen. Joe Biden (D.-Del.), a likely presidential candidate in 2008, had 6.4% to finish third. The committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.), despite his prominent role during the hearings, placed fourth with 2.4%. Sen. Dianne Feinstein had 1.9% for a fifth-place finish. The other two Democrats, Senators Herb Kohl (Wis.) and Russ Feingold (Wis.), received no votes....