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Kerry's absences (Washington Times Picks Up Story About Ethics Complaint Against Kerry)
The Washington Times ^ | 6-16-04 | Greg Pierce

Posted on 06/16/2004 3:25:36 AM PDT by jmstein7

A Hofstra University Law School student wants to see Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry return most of his Senate salary for the past two years to cover the days he has been absent campaigning.

Law student Johnathan M. Stein, 28, filed a complaint against Mr. Kerry of Massachusetts for cashing the pay checks and Senate Secretary Emily J. Reynolds for not deducting pay for his absences.

"I learned about the issue by accident," Mr. Stein said.

"Mrs. Reynolds has knowingly and willfully" violated section 2 paragraph 39 of the U.S. Code by giving Mr. Kerry his salary without deducting daily wages for each day that he has been absent from the Senate, Mr. Stein said.

Mr. Kerry began his day in New Jersey facing questions from reporters about Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney's request that the senator resign his seat so the governor could appoint someone with the time to fill it.

"It's not fair, it's not right, and the public is not being well-served," said Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey.

She said Mr. Kerry has missed 64 percent of roll call votes last year and 87 percent this year.

Mr. Kerry refused to resign, saying: "I believe I am serving the citizens of Massachusetts and the country in the proposal I've laid out about health care for all Americans, which George Bush has not, to balance the budget, to be fiscally responsible."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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Well, it's a start!
1 posted on 06/16/2004 3:25:38 AM PDT by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7

There are talkers and there are doers, and you, my friend, are a doer! Go get 'em!


2 posted on 06/16/2004 3:29:02 AM PDT by Vesuvian ("the march of freedom and democracy...will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history...")
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To: jmstein7

Thank you and good luck.


3 posted on 06/16/2004 3:29:18 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Guys like John Kerry spit on guys like me. I've been waiting 33 years to spit back.")
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To: jmstein7
Mr. Kerry refused to resign, saying: "I believe I am serving the citizens of Massachusetts blah bluh bla bla blah

Instead of answering the question, he tries to segway it into some campaign garbage.

4 posted on 06/16/2004 3:31:21 AM PDT by rageaholic
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To: Mich0127; RightRules; MeekOneGOP; Peach; onyx; backhoe; Mia T; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; ...

BUMP!

The Washington Times Picked Up The Kerry/Reynolds Ethics Violation Story... more to come, I'm told.


6 posted on 06/16/2004 3:34:31 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound to the original intent of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

BTTT


7 posted on 06/16/2004 3:34:45 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: Carl/NewsMax

BUMP!

The Washington Times Picked Up The Kerry/Reynolds Ethics Violation Story... more to come, I'm told.


8 posted on 06/16/2004 3:35:51 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound to the original intent of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

Good for you. Fox News covered the story about the ethics charge against DeLay, in the interest of being fair and balanced, they should cover this.


9 posted on 06/16/2004 3:38:45 AM PDT by patj
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To: jmstein7

"I believe I am serving the citizens of Massachusetts and the country in the proposal I've laid out about health care for all Americans, which George Bush has not, to balance the budget, to be fiscally responsible."

Well if Bush had been fiscally responsible, balanced the budget and provided healthcare, Kerry wouldn't have missed any votes. (John Kerry has an obvious passive/aggressive personality problem and he needs to get help)


10 posted on 06/16/2004 3:41:07 AM PDT by Toespi (,)
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To: patj

They did cover this :) Doocy even mentioned how 43 re-imbursed the state of Texas for days when his lt. gov. had to stand in. And Doocy also mentioned how Sen. Dole chose to resign from the Senate before he ran.


11 posted on 06/16/2004 3:42:01 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: jmstein7
Well done, another thorn in his side.

He's using the homosexuals to go after Dubya with all their give me a month honoring thing. Transgender and bisexuals will be next to demand a special month to honor them.

12 posted on 06/16/2004 3:46:06 AM PDT by GailA (hanoi john kerry, I'm for the death penalty, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: jmstein7

BTTT!!!!!!!


13 posted on 06/16/2004 3:47:51 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: jmstein7
Way to go, Counsellor!

How about expenses....has he charged any to his Senate office account?

14 posted on 06/16/2004 3:53:17 AM PDT by JimVT
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To: jmstein7

He doesn't need the money, he's the richest poodle in the Senate.


15 posted on 06/16/2004 3:58:53 AM PDT by reg45
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To: jmstein7

Bump!


16 posted on 06/16/2004 4:06:51 AM PDT by Leisler (Democrats 2004. Kool-Aid and Kerry.)
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To: jmstein7
LBJ was on the ticket for VP and senator at the same time.
This was very bad.
17 posted on 06/16/2004 4:08:30 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Liberals are like catfish ( all mouth and no brains ))
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To: mewzilla

Good! I stand corrected.


18 posted on 06/16/2004 4:12:08 AM PDT by patj
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To: rageaholic
Instead of answering the question, he tries to segway it into some campaign garbage.
LOL... Is Segway a marketing scam program or a fast food joint?
19 posted on 06/16/2004 4:13:41 AM PDT by gr8eman
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To: jmstein7

Will the rest of the press pick up the story?
Will the deductions be made?

Stay stuned for an exciting summer.


20 posted on 06/16/2004 4:15:14 AM PDT by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: jmstein7

nice job!


21 posted on 06/16/2004 4:16:19 AM PDT by RobFromGa (The Four Pillars of America; Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Reagan)
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To: jmstein7
I just found this at Google News .....Kerry's camp put this out after the President spoke yesterday with Karzai..tell me what you think.....does it need it's own thread.

Kerry: Bush Exaggerates Claims About Zarqawi

Talk about irresponsible

22 posted on 06/16/2004 4:16:25 AM PDT by Dog (In Memory of Pat Tillman ---- ---- ---- American Hero.)
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To: rageaholic

That's "segue" not "segway."


23 posted on 06/16/2004 4:21:10 AM PDT by Banjoguy
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To: jmstein7

We see how well Bush handled several months of vicious media abuse; let's see how well Kerry can handle a little abuse.

In 2000, Gov Bush reimbursed the State of Texas for every day he wasn't at his post as governor. In 1996, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole resigned from the Senate to run for President.


24 posted on 06/16/2004 4:22:45 AM PDT by bobjam
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To: jmstein7

Mr. Frenchkerry will certainly not resign his seat in the Senate. He doesn't want to be unemployed after January.


25 posted on 06/16/2004 4:25:58 AM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE.)
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To: mewzilla
Sen. Dole chose to resign from the Senate before he ran.

Someone ought to do a comparison of Senator Dole and Senator Kerry.

Both ran for President; one had the integrity to quit his Senate job; one didn't.
Both were in wars. One was a true hero; the other wasn't.

26 posted on 06/16/2004 4:32:03 AM PDT by wai-ming
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To: gr8eman; Banjoguy

I Americanized the word from its French origins.


27 posted on 06/16/2004 4:34:00 AM PDT by rageaholic
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To: wai-ming
Have you ever noticed that Kerry never gives a speech without mentioning the Bush Administration? Usually repeatedly.

How often do you hear Bush mentioning his opponent in a speech...rarely, if ever.

One is a negative campaign, and one is a campaign of hope, promise, and a direction.

28 posted on 06/16/2004 4:40:09 AM PDT by NeonKnight
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To: JimVT

"...How about expenses....has he charged any to his Senate office account?"

Excellent question. I'd really like to kmow the answer to that one.


29 posted on 06/16/2004 4:41:56 AM PDT by mrtysmm
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To: jmstein7

That's you? Well, bully for you! Well-done, well-done indeed!

Dan


30 posted on 06/16/2004 4:58:21 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: jmstein7

bttt, this sob should step down, but democrtas never do the ethical thing


31 posted on 06/16/2004 4:59:57 AM PDT by The Wizard (Democrats: enemies of America)
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To: jmstein7

I know for Kerry it's chump change, but I wish I had a $160K-a-year job that didn't even require me to show up.

Way to go jmstein!


32 posted on 06/16/2004 5:00:10 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Same as lachrymous Joe Lieberman.....


33 posted on 06/16/2004 5:01:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: gr8eman
I though Segway was the name for those new powered scooters that were supposed to revolutionize transportation.

That being said, I wouldn't mind seeing Kerry Segway into a pile of fish-cleaning "left-overs".

The problem is that he likes to be French and thus he segues....and it's much less exciting.

34 posted on 06/16/2004 5:06:24 AM PDT by capt. norm (Rap is to music what the Etch-A-Sketch is to art.)
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To: NeonKnight
Hadn't thought about it that way, but when your opponent's name comes up in your campaign speech more often than your own, there's something seriously wrong with your methods.

Kerry is starting to remind me of "Joe Izuzu" from the old commercials where he rode around with a bullhorn shouting insults about competing cars.

I don't think becoming obsessed with your opponent is a winning strategy.

35 posted on 06/16/2004 5:13:27 AM PDT by capt. norm (Rap is to music what the Etch-A-Sketch is to art.)
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To: jmstein7

Excellent Jonathan, glad you're on our side. LOL


36 posted on 06/16/2004 5:17:39 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: rageaholic

Actually...it would be a good name for a business I think! I am serious...just when I first read it I had to laugh. Sometimes phonetic spellings are better anyway than F-----...I won't say the F-word! F the F-----!


37 posted on 06/16/2004 5:23:07 AM PDT by gr8eman
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To: Dog

I guess the morons haven't heard about Salman Pak. Or maybe they just think we haven't.



Former Iraqi military officers have described a highly secret terrorist training facility at Salman Pak, where both Iraqis and non-Iraqi Arabs receive training on hijacking planes and trains, planting explosives in cities, sabotage, and assassinations.

The Salman Pak biological warfare facility was located on a peninsula caused by a bend in the Tigris river, approximately five kilometers (km) from the arch located in the town of Salman Pak. The facility area comprised more than 20 square km, and might have been known as a farmers (or agricultural) experimentation center. The peninsula was fenced off and patrolled by a large guard force. Immediately inside and to the east of the fence line were two opulent villas: the larger built for Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and the other for his half-brother, Barazan al-Tikriti. A main paved road ran through the center of the Salman Pak facility/peninsula. [GulfLINK]

Plans were made in the mid-1980's to develop the Salman Pak site into a secure biological warfare research facility. Dr Rihab Taha, head of a small biological weapons research team, continued to work with her team at al-Muthanna until 1987 when it moved to Salman Pak, which was under the control of the Directorate of General Intelligence.

Located at the facility are several buildings. The probable main research building at the site is a modern building, composed of twenty four rooms, housing a major BW research facility. Using current technology the research area alone had sufficient floor space to accommodate several continuous-flow or batch fermenters that could produce daily sufficient anthrax bacteria to lethally assault hundreds of square kilometers. Adjacent to the research building is a storage area which contains four munitions type storage bunkers with lightning arrestors. Two of these bunkers have facilities for storage of temperature sensitive biological material. Approximately a mile down the road from the research area is a complex US intelligence believed to be an engineering area. One building in this complex was thought to contain a fermentation pilot plant capable of scale up production of BW agents. A construction project comprising several buildings was begun in early 1989 adjacent to the engineering area, and was near completion in 1990. This new complex was assessed as a pharmaceutical production plant. As such, this facility would have an extensive capability for biological agent production. [GulfLINK]

Salman Pak, located 30-40 km SE of Baghdad, engaged in laboratory scale research on Anthrax, Botulinum toxin, Clostridium, perfringens (gas gangrene), mycotoxins, aflatoxins, and Ricin. Researchers at this site carried out toxicity evaluations of these agents and examined their growth characteristics and survivability.


Iraq told UN inspectors that Salman Pak was an anti-terror training camp for Iraqi special forces. However, two defectors from Iraqi intelligence stated that they had worked for several years at the secret Iraqi government camp, which had trained Islamic terrorists in rotations of five or six months since 1995. Training activities including simulated hijackings carried out in an airplane fuselage [said to be a Boeing 707] at the camp. The camp is divided into distinct sections. On one side of the camp young, Iraqis who were members of Fedayeen Saddam are trained in espionage, assassination techniques and sabotage. The Islamic militants trained on the other side of the camp, in an area separated by a small lake, trees and barbed wire. The militants reportedly spent time training, usually in groups of five or six, around the fuselage of the airplane. There were rarely more than 40 or 50 Islamic radicals in the camp at one time.


38 posted on 06/16/2004 5:30:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: The Wizard
this sob should step down, but democrtas never do the ethical thing agree
39 posted on 06/16/2004 5:32:59 AM PDT by not-alone
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To: jmstein7
Way to go !


40 posted on 06/16/2004 5:48:22 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: jmstein7

Mr. Kerry refused to resign, saying: "I believe I am serving the citizens of Massachusetts and the country in the proposal I've laid out about health care for all Americans, which George Bush has not, to balance the budget, to be fiscally responsible."

 

 

Sorry Charlie.....

 

You CAN'T do BOTH of THESE at the same time!!!!!


41 posted on 06/16/2004 5:50:24 AM PDT by Elsie (There is nothing you can't achieve if you are willing to give other people the credit...)
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To: jmstein7

This one needs to grow legs.


42 posted on 06/16/2004 5:50:28 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Nothing can be made totally foolproof, because fools are so darned ingenious.)
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To: jmstein7
Good job!

Does this officially make you a Republican "operative?" :-)

43 posted on 06/16/2004 5:52:17 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: jmstein7

bttt


44 posted on 06/16/2004 6:01:08 AM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

He even had to get the law changed in TX to allow him to do that.


45 posted on 06/16/2004 6:04:20 AM PDT by mathluv (Protect my grandchildren's future. Vote for Bush/Cheney '04.)
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To: CholeraJoe
This one needs to grow legs.

Well, it does have some small ones. From THE POST:
'KERRY, QUIT THE SENATE'

46 posted on 06/16/2004 6:07:27 AM PDT by numberonepal (John Kerry has missed 2/3 of his Senate votes since starting his campaign.)
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To: jmstein7; All

I'm I'm correct, there are a number of states that have a "resign to run" law, meaning that if you're a current office-holder and you're seeking higher office, you have to resign from your current position.

I believe Florida is one of those states.

On a side note, I could excuse a Senator (of either party) if they missed a FEW votes while running for President. But what Kerry is doing (87% of votes missed) is inexcusable and he ought to resign immediately...or pay back the Senate for the time missed.


47 posted on 06/16/2004 6:14:46 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: jmstein7

Great work Jim, great work. Congratulations.


48 posted on 06/16/2004 6:27:06 AM PDT by jveritas
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To: jmstein7

Great work Jonathan, great work. Congratulations.


49 posted on 06/16/2004 6:34:42 AM PDT by jveritas
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To: jmstein7

Keep nipping at him. Eventually a lot of these al Querry realities hidden by the lunatic mediots will surface.

Then, more moderate voters will switch over.


50 posted on 06/16/2004 7:27:39 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Moore knew about the abuses in the Iraqi prisons, why didn't he say, "Stop it,, then!")
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