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Who Pays for Lord Kerry's Manservant?
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Posted on 04/29/2004 10:35:49 AM PDT by hang 'em

A perusal of Lord Effin's tax return shows no indication of the $45,000/yr salary paid to his valet/gofer.

Is it paid by Missus Ketchup? If so is it an illegal campaign contribution?

If Te-REY-sa doesn't foot the bill, do the taxpayers? (i.e. is the servant part of his senate staff). Is it ethical for Effin to utilize/abuse public resources this way?

Should Effin resign his Senate seat because he hasn't shown up for work in over a year?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: butler; kerry; manservant; valet

1 posted on 04/29/2004 10:35:51 AM PDT by hang 'em
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To: hang 'em
That's not his butler, it's his family's butler.
2 posted on 04/29/2004 10:39:04 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: hang 'em
Only 45k a year? I wouldn't do that jerk's personal errands for any less than a million a month. Then I'd quit after the first month.
3 posted on 04/29/2004 10:41:58 AM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: hang 'em
Kerry no longer has to flip-flop. He has a built-in excuse - the butler did it.
4 posted on 04/29/2004 10:42:21 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: hang 'em
He wasn't his servant before he was.....?
5 posted on 04/29/2004 10:43:34 AM PDT by wedwo
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To: hometoroost
In the Conservatory with the candelstick -- ROFL!!!!!
6 posted on 04/29/2004 10:44:31 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: hang 'em
He is probably a paid campaign staffer.
7 posted on 04/29/2004 10:45:59 AM PDT by abner (FREE THE MIRANDA MEMOS! http://www.intelmemo.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: So Cal Rocket
The guy is NOT a Butler....Butler's are for the ordinary people.....MANSERVANTS are for the rich!
8 posted on 04/29/2004 10:53:51 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: hang 'em


"Tell your sissy husband to get his own damn peanut butter and jelly sandwich!"
9 posted on 04/29/2004 10:54:14 AM PDT by motzman (Remember Pat Tillman- American Hero)
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To: hang 'em
I'm fairly ignorant about these things, but he couldn't deduct a manservant's salary unless he was a business, could he? Wouldn't that be a personal expense that wouldn't need to be listed in tax returns?
10 posted on 04/29/2004 10:56:12 AM PDT by twigs
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To: hang 'em
My guess is the manservent is paid out of the campaign fund.
11 posted on 04/29/2004 10:58:10 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: Ann Archy
The guy is NOT a Butler....Butler's are for the ordinary people.....MANSERVANTS are for the rich!

I was just trying to explain that to Hobbeson, as he polished my hunting boots, and he had the gaul to say something totally out of his place. It's getting harder and harder to find good help these days...
12 posted on 04/29/2004 11:00:10 AM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: twigs
Actually, it should show up on Kerry's 1040, by reporting it on Schedule H, Household Employees. Sched H is used to report payroll taxes paid throughout the year for any household employees. However, since Effin only makes 150K as a Senator, there's no doubt that TayREZah is paying for Effin's butler/PBJ preparer.

Just another good reason for TayREZah to release her tax return.

13 posted on 04/29/2004 11:04:43 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: So Cal Rocket
Check to see if F'n Kerry reported payroll taxes and Social Security taxes on the manservant. Those omissions were the downfall of some previous politicians.
14 posted on 04/29/2004 11:04:53 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Ann Archy
The guy is NOT a Butler....Butler's are for the ordinary people.....MANSERVANTS are for the rich! great line; when I was in boot camp with the Marines when one of my fellow Marines to be was asked where he was from he said San Clemente (an enclave for the well off); the drill instructor screamed ohhhh you must have maids and the guy replied no sir we call them servants. He was the one assigned to wipe the swab of alcohol on our butts when we got shots and we got a lot of them.
15 posted on 04/29/2004 11:06:19 AM PDT by SF Republican (Life ain't fair and I'm glad)
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To: SF Republican
when one of my fellow Marines to be was asked where he was from he said San Clemente (an enclave for the well off); the drill instructor screamed ohhhh you must have maids and the guy replied no sir we call them servants.

LOL! Was he being serious, or just being a wise ass?
16 posted on 04/29/2004 11:14:12 AM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Mr. Jeeves
ping
17 posted on 04/29/2004 11:15:32 AM PDT by Fifth Business
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To: motzman
Soap...beautiful.
18 posted on 04/29/2004 11:17:18 AM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: Night Hides Not
Thanks for the clarification. I don't have household employees to report, so I didn't know about that. You're right then; this should show up on his tax form. Teresa's money does become an important issue. Kerry should nver have mortgaged his jointly owned house. That seems to have led him into trouble, or would if our media was doing its job.
19 posted on 04/29/2004 11:22:08 AM PDT by twigs
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To: hang 'em
What about those pertty maids all in a row?
20 posted on 04/29/2004 11:22:20 AM PDT by fella
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To: Welsh Rabbit
Was he being serious, or just being a wise ass? I think he was being dumb, but really he was serious.
21 posted on 04/29/2004 11:25:47 AM PDT by SF Republican (Life ain't fair and I'm glad)
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To: SF Republican
I hope he has the wit to deliver that like:

"NO SIR! WE CALL THEM SERVANTS! SIR!"
22 posted on 04/29/2004 11:33:32 AM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite - it's almost worth defending)
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To: So Cal Rocket
My guess is the manservent is paid out of the campaign fund.

Kerry has had him for 6 years. If Tay is footing the bill then the butler along with the painting, the Scaramouche, and anything else in Kerry's name is a gift. Remember, gifts of substantial value must be reported on one's income tax which he hasn't done...

23 posted on 04/29/2004 11:59:20 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: mtbopfuyn
Remember, gifts of substantial value must be reported on one's income tax which he hasn't done...

A common misinterpretation of the "gift tax". Any gift to a single individual over $10,000 in a year must be reported on the giver's tax return and taxes paid on the amount over $10K. Also, gifts to spouses are exempt.

24 posted on 04/29/2004 12:05:38 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: So Cal Rocket
Prior to his manservant duties......
John Kerry met his future manservant when he was working at a windsurfing shop.Finding him to be pleasingly subserviant,John Kerry made him his caddy,he has since worked his way up the servant ladder to Manservant.
25 posted on 04/29/2004 12:09:52 PM PDT by Redcoat LI ("help to drive the left one into the insanity.")
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To: hang 'em
Kerry was basically homeless, unable to make car payments and behind in child support, when he was between rich wives.
Go figure.
A single lawyer and he couldn't afford rent.
He had to have rich benefactors open their condos to him.

Kerry was unable to make a car payment for 16 months- took Cadillacs for free from a Boston car dealer with mob ties.

Kerry's first wife was in the process of taking Kerry to
court, as he was behind in child support, when he was a US Senator-making around 147,000/yr IIRC.

Now, something is definitely wrong, if Kerry makes over 100k/year and can't afford rent,car payments or child support.

Since the past is prologue, it seems highly likely that Terroraza is paying for Marvin Nicholson to hold Kerry's hand when he goes to the bathroom.
26 posted on 04/29/2004 12:18:08 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Fifth Business
I could never take service with Mr. Kerry. I find that the gentleman does not measure up to the required standard. ;)
27 posted on 04/29/2004 12:25:30 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: hang 'em
Manservants are for the evil. Just ask Sir Simon Milligan and Manservant Hecubus.
28 posted on 04/29/2004 12:39:36 PM PDT by flying Elvis
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To: hang 'em
"Is it paid by Missus Ketchup? If so is it an illegal campaign contribution?"

Why don't you send the RNC a little note and ask them that question ..??
29 posted on 04/29/2004 1:50:11 PM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
"Since the past is prologue, it seems highly likely that Terroraza is paying for Marvin Nicholson to hold Kerry's hand when he goes to the bathroom."

Let us pray (for Marvin's sake) that is all he has to hold!



Howie, is that you? ;-)
30 posted on 04/29/2004 4:38:13 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (i)
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To: Welsh Rabbit
Only 45k a year? I wouldn't do that jerk's personal errands for any less than a million a month.

Me neither, I was just thinking the same thing.

And $45K doesn't go very far in Boston, either. How generous of the millionaires to hire some poor shmuck for peanuts. (sarcasm)

31 posted on 04/29/2004 7:09:54 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: hang 'em
The manservant is Theresa's property.
32 posted on 04/29/2004 7:48:01 PM PDT by LibKill (Yep, we are cowboys. WYATT EARP cowboys.)
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To: hang 'em
John Kerry's plan for prosperity in America: Marry youself a rich woman!
33 posted on 04/29/2004 8:12:37 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Democrats = John Kerry reaching for your back pocket while Barney Frank reaches for the front.)
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To: hang 'em
bump for reference
34 posted on 04/29/2004 8:51:32 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: fortunecookie
IIRC, most janitors at the major universities in the Boston area make just as much, if not more, than Lurch's manservant, with a very generous benefits package.
35 posted on 04/29/2004 9:11:21 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Welsh Rabbit
IIRC, most janitors at the major universities in the Boston area make just as much, if not more, than Lurch's manservant, with a very generous benefits package.

They would need the benefits, because Boston is very expensive, if you want anything bigger than a closet in a reasonably safe area. I'm sure, like in any big city, they have expensive housing costs and/or a long commute. Still not a bad salary.

Lurch's manservant probably likes the 'prestige' of working for his highness - LOL - and hanging around on Beacon Hill, a place his salary wouldn't necessarily afford him regular access to.

36 posted on 04/30/2004 4:26:53 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: SF Republican
the drill instructor screamed ohhhh you must have maids and the guy replied no sir we call them servants. He was the one assigned to wipe the swab of alcohol on our butts when we got shots and we got a lot of them.

LOL!

37 posted on 04/30/2004 4:29:32 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: fortunecookie
They would need the benefits, because Boston is very expensive, if you want anything bigger than a closet in a reasonably safe area. I'm sure, like in any big city, they have expensive housing costs and/or a long commute. Still not a bad salary.

I live 25 miles from Boston and a small ranch costs $300,000. On $45k, this guy could barely afford a 1-bedroom condo.

38 posted on 04/30/2004 4:33:35 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Aquinasfan
My sister & her fiance live 20 miles out and with 2 incomes have a one bedroom, but are still saving for the home. They have 30 and 60 minute avg commutes, each way. Her friend comes from a wealthy family and my sis showed me her 'starter' home - a 2-3 bdr (one converted from a den) cape cod about 15-20 miles out on a postage stamp yard with almost no front footage in a lovely town for $450K, apparently a steal. I love the area (not the politics) but wow!
39 posted on 04/30/2004 7:27:41 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: fortunecookie
I love the area (not the politics) but wow!

We're used to the prices. The other day my wife got something from e-bay from a person living in the Dallas area. The person packed the box with the Dallas Real Estate section. We were shocked. Houses that would go for $500k here go for $100k in Dallas. We started talking about moving 8-) Wish we were closer to retirement age... kind of.

40 posted on 04/30/2004 10:46:39 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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