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  • Who does that? Melania Trump a victim of a snake with a tape recorder

    10/02/2020 10:58:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 10/2/2020 | Monica Showalter
    CNN is having a field day with illicitly obtained tapes of First Lady Melania Trump's private conversations, recorded by a so-called "friend." This is going to backfire. CNN got all breathless with news of what Melania Trump said in private to Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a Manhattan socialite who had been best friends with Melania since 2003. First Lady Melania Trump was secretly recorded in the summer of 2018 expressing her frustration at being criticized for her husband's policy of separating families who illegally crossed the southern border while at the same time needing to perform traditional first lady duties, such...
  • The Kennedy Dynasty (Finally) Wears Out Its Welcome

    09/05/2020 5:34:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 5, 2020 | Jeff Jacoby
    AS A VOTER, I have two rules of thumb: (1) I don't vote for incumbents, and (2) I don't vote for Kennedys. Rarely do I violate either rule, but on Tuesday I had no choice: In the Democratic Senate primary in Massachusetts, the incumbent, Ed Markey, was being challenged by a Kennedy and I could oppose only one of them. So I voted for Markey — that is, against Joe Kennedy III. Which made mine one of the 765,000 votes that ended Kennedy's congressional career — and, let us hope, the Kennedy political dynasty. I have nothing against Kennedy personally....
  • Book Review: The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon

    05/24/2020 7:59:19 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 13 replies
    Tea at Trianon Blog ^ | May 11, 2020 | Elena Maria Vidal.
    I remember as a twenty-two-year-old being excited when I saw a new book called the The Mists of Avalon by an author called Marion Zimmer Bradley. Mists was presented as the retelling of the Arthurian legend from the point of view of the women of Camelot, which I thought was a thrilling idea. However, I found the book heavy on paganism and morbid, explicit sex scenes, but light on romance, heroism, chivalry, mystery, faith and all the qualities I had come to love in the Camelot stories. I never read any of the author's other books and did not care...
  • Jackie Kennedy’s fairy-tale wedding was a nightmare for her African American dress designer

    09/03/2019 8:05:21 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/28/2019 | GBillian Brockell
    The 1953 wedding of Jacqueline Bouvier and then-Sen. John F. Kennedy was so perfect it is still being talked about more than 65 years later. As recently as 2017, gossip website The List was still calling it “the most beautiful wedding ever.” It was a fairy tale worthy of the legendary couple who would preside over Camelot. But for Ann Lowe, who designed the bridal gown, it was a nightmare. First, the wedding dress was destroyed 10 days before the ceremony. Then the 24-year-old bride, who did not really like the gown in the first place, snubbed her. Asked who...
  • RFK’s granddaughter identified as overdose victim at Kennedy compound

    08/02/2019 3:19:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 112 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/8/19 | Kenneth Garger
    Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter reportedly died of an apparent drug overdose at the family’s Cape Cod compound on Thursday — the latest in a long line of tragedies to rock the storied family. Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, was staying at the sprawling Hyannis Port, Mass., home of her grandmother, 91-year-old Ethel Kennedy, RFK’s widow. By the time medics arrived to the Marchant Avenue mansion at about 2:30 p.m., the young Kennedy was already in cardiac arrest, the Hyannis News reported. She was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The New York Times said the suspected cause...
  • Amid feminist hype, what about Chappaquiddick?

    07/10/2019 7:03:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 7/10/2019 | Andy Schlafly
    There is a political goal line for team feminist on this, too. They want the White House, the Senate and the Supreme Court to be run by women, and they do not mean conservative women. Amid all this gender talk, how about an observance of the 50th anniversary of Chappaquiddick? On that island one of the most powerful men of the last half-century, Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, apparently had a late-night tryst with an attractive young blonde who had worked for his brother. They left alone together on July 18, 1969, from a cottage where six young women staffers were...
  • Contemplating Camelot: Thousands Of Biographies Reveal An Ever-Changing Image Of JFK

    01/07/2019 9:17:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    WBUR ^ | May 26, 2017 | David Boeri
    On his last day, according to historian Alan Brinkley, he woke up as a president "with admirers and detractors, a man with a record -- some of it good, some of it not. "By the evening of that day, he had become a legend, enshrouded in a fog of grief and posthumous adulation from which he has never fully emerged," Brinkley said. ...The number of books written about John F. Kennedy surpasses 40,000... How JFK went from history to memory -- which is how we choose to remember history -- and how that memory was shaped, is the subject of...
  • Michael Skakel free: Supreme Court won’t hear case

    01/07/2019 2:45:54 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 55 replies
    The Mercury News/Associated Press ^ | 01/07/2019 | JESSICA GRESKO and DAVE COLLINS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the 1975 bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-old who lived across the street from the Skakel family in Greenwich, Connecticut, and whose body was found in her family’s backyard. Both Skakel and Moxley were 15 at the time of her death. The high court’s refusal to hear the case means that a 2018 decision by Connecticut’s highest court throwing out Skakel’s conviction will stand. Connecticut’s highest court...
  • Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction reversed

    Sixteen months ago, the Connecticut Supreme Court reinstated the conviction, but then reversed itself on Friday and granted Skakel a new trial. In an interview with "Today" on Monday, attorney Michael Fitzpatrick said defense
  • Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's 1975 murder conviction vacated

    05/04/2018 12:51:41 PM PDT · by Puppage · 69 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 05/04/2018 | Staff
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned the 1975 murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. The Hartford Courant reports that the Connecticut Supreme Court voted 4-3 that Skakel's trial lawyer was so ineffective, that his right to a fair trial was violated. Skakel was convicted in the murder of his friend, Martha Moxley, when the two were neighbors in Greenwich. Skakel has been free since late 2013 while the court considered this latest appeal. He is expected to remain free unless state prosecutors make what many lawyers predict would be an unlikely decision to retry him...
  • Michael Skakel murder case: Connecticut court reinstates conviction

    12/30/2016 8:03:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | December 30, 2016 | By Steve Almasy and Ellie Kaufman
    (CNN)Michael Skakel could be headed back to prison after the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday reinstated his conviction in the 1975 murder of a 15-year-old neighbor. Skakel, the 56-year-old nephew of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, had spent more than a decade in prison for the killing of Martha Moxley until a judge in 2013 decided he did not receive adequate representation in his trial and ordered a new one. On Friday, after Skakel had been free for three years, the state's high court overruled the decision. "Because we conclude that the petitioner's trial counsel rendered constitutionally adequate representation, we reverse...
  • Settlement expected in Skakel lawsuit against Nancy Grace

    10/31/2014 2:17:19 PM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | Justin Pottle
    On the 39th anniversary of the 1975 slaying of Greenwich teenager Martha Moxley, the Kennedy scion accused of her murder is set to settle a slander lawsuit against television host Nancy Grace. In a stipulation of settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Hartford on Wednesday, legal counsel for Michael Skakel agreed to drop his case against the HLN pundit and fellow legal commentator Beth Karas for comments they made in a 2012 broadcast about DNA evidence near the scene of the crime. HLN parent companies Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System were also named in the defamation suit and...
  • Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder conviction reinstated

    12/30/2016 2:09:20 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 27 replies ^ | 12/30/2016 | n/a
    HARTFORD, Conn. — A divided Connecticut Supreme Court Friday reinstated the murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, rejecting a Superior Court judge’s finding that Skakel’s trial was tainted by ineffective lawyering and setting the stage for Skakel’s return to prison after three years of freedom. “Because we conclude that the petitioner’s trial counsel rendered constitutionally adequate representation, we reverse the judgment” of the lower court, a 4-3 majority of the Supreme Court wrote in a decision released Friday afternoon. Skakel was convicted in 2002 in the bludgeoning death 27 years earlier of Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley, when she and...
  • (Howie) Carr: Let's not polish Saint Bobby Kennedy's halo yet

    06/03/2018 6:21:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 3, 2018 | Howie Carr
    Stand by for a torrent of slobbering stories about Robert F. Kennedy as the 50th anniversary of his assassination approaches Wednesday. The main speaker at the official ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery will be Bill Clinton. I kid you not - Bill Clinton! Look, of course it’s terrible that RFK was murdered at the age of 42, leaving behind all those kids and Ethel pregnant with the last of them. But since his passing, there’s been even more historical revisionism about Bobby than with almost any of the other liberal icons. So, as the gushing from his fawning biographers like...
  • Kennedy Lied, People Died-and the Media Covered it Up

    04/14/2018 8:13:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | April 14, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    I refer, of course, to the Bay of Pigs freedom-fight, 57 years ago this week. Given that Hollywood and the mainstream media have finally gotten around to revealing the hideous truth about a Kennedy’s perfidy and how the media/Democrat complex helped cover it up (Teddy, Chappaquiddick)—who knows? Perhaps one day they’ll level with us about what REALLY happened at the Bay of Pigs?``I really admire toughness and courage, and I will tell you that the people of this brigade (Brigada 2506) really have that…you were let down by our country.'' (Donald Trump, addressing Bay of Pigs Veterans at Bay of...
  • Carr: Producer says powerful people tried to nix Chappaquiddick flick

    04/02/2018 6:12:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    boston herald ^ | 4/1/2018 | howie carr
    So the producer of the new film about Ted Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick scandal says some “very powerful people” tried to kill his movie. What a surprise — NOT! “Unfortunately,” Byron Allen told Variety last week, “very powerful people tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie. They went out of their way to try and influence me in a negative way.” Byron Allen is a TV comedian from the ’80s who has become a successful Hollywood mogul. He just bought what’s left of The Weather Channel for $300 million. By the way, he’s also black, so you would...
  • Lot 923: Camelot Richard Harris "King Arthur" prop "Excalibur" sword.

    06/25/2017 10:13:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    AuctionZip ^ | June 25, 2017
    923. Camelot Richard Harris “King Arthur” prop “Excalibur” sword. (Warner Bros., 1967) In Camelot, the romantic Lerner and Lowe musical telling of “King Arthur” (Richard Harris) and his beloved “Guenevere” (Vanessa Redgrave), the most important prop must be the Excalibur sword. This 40 in. long sword was made in Spain for production. Consisting of steel blade with an ornate 8.25 x 10.25 in. brass handle, grip and pommel. One side of the blade is engraved with, “Whoso Pulleth Out This Sword Of This Stone Is Rightwise King Born Of All England”. Excalibur is visible in three pivotal scenes in the...
  • The Larger Imagination of a "Dsspoiler of Women"

    05/30/2017 6:15:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 May 217 | Mark Steyn
    We mark the centenary of John F Kennedy's birth at SteynOnline with a song central to his widow's instant mythologizing of her slain husband. But that focuses on the end of his short life, and I felt, on his hundredth birthday, I ought to say something about the pre-mythological Jack, the Kennedy of those formative years. I've met a handful of Kennedys in the course of my life, including, briefly, JFK Jr, and in no instance have I ever felt the slightest desire to prolong the acquaintance. All gave off a more than faintly obnoxious sense of entitlement, unredeemed -...
  • Killing Camelot: How Trump is Smashing the Style of the Political Elite with his Character & Honesty

    09/20/2016 7:16:46 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 61 replies
    9/20/2016 | Pocono Pundit
    For over a year now, the mainstream press has attacked Trump for not being "presidential".  Even still, citizens are genuinely concerned that their president look the part of a president and carry themselves in a way that makes us proud.  So what exactly is meant when someone says a candidate looks or is "presidential"?  And why should we care?  This is the subject I'm going to explore and discuss in this vanity. JFK, Jackie and the Royalty of Camelot Well, to begin, I think our current notion of a "presidential" style was strongly influenced by JFK in the 1960s. ...
  • How The Trump Family Became The New Camelot In Four Days

    07/23/2016 6:04:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 127 replies ^ | July 23, 2013 | Liz Crokin
    The political conventions seem to birth new political stars every four years and this year’s Republican National Convention was no different. In 2004, a virtually unknown senator from Chicago gave an electric speech at the Democratic National Convention that thrust him into the international spotlight and set him on a path to the White House. That man was President Barack Obama. This year’s GOP convention didn’t just produce a new rising star -- it birthed a whole dynasty of superstars. The world now knows why political pundits have been calling Donald Trump’s family members his secret weapon. Trump’s wife and...