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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."

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To: jmstein7
Well, it's a start!

And what a start it is :-) Best wishes on your effort.

51 posted on 06/16/2004 7:46:05 AM PDT by zlala
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To: jmstein7
Nice work, amigo.

Maybe we can get some mileage out of the phrase "The Virtual Senator."

52 posted on 06/16/2004 7:51:43 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: jmstein7

Great job! I was so surprised when I read your name in the article.


53 posted on 06/16/2004 7:54:07 AM PDT by Eva
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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."

George Bush didn't miss 87% of his job this year. Any more comments, Jacques?

54 posted on 06/16/2004 7:54:51 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Torrance Ca....land of the flying monkeys)
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To: rageaholic
Instead of answering the question, he tries to segway it into some campaign garbage.

?

55 posted on 06/16/2004 8:01:23 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: jmstein7

Thanks for the ping!


56 posted on 06/16/2004 8:10:22 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Interesting Times

"Maybe we can get some mileage out of the phrase 'The Virtual Senator.'"

Love it!


57 posted on 06/16/2004 11:30:34 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
Love it!

Thank you. Thank you very much.

I'll be here all week...

58 posted on 06/16/2004 11:46:41 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

Hehehe...


59 posted on 06/16/2004 11:50:57 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
Don't forget to tip your moderators and moderatrixes...
60 posted on 06/16/2004 12:04:33 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

I won't forget :)

P.S. Sorry I had to run out of the meeting...


61 posted on 06/16/2004 12:33:02 PM 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

Helluva job, pal!

BTW, does Kerry not see the glaring hypocrisy in purporting an interest in 'balancing the budget' while he's siphoning off taxpayer money for a no-show job?


62 posted on 06/16/2004 12:34:22 PM PDT by ICX (PANTIES ON HEADS!!! THE OUTRAGE!!!)
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To: jmstein7
P.S. Sorry I had to run out of the meeting...

Not a problem.

It's remarkable how many things you volunteered to do shortly after you left.

63 posted on 06/16/2004 12:45:34 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: jmstein7

Brilliant!


64 posted on 06/16/2004 12:54:44 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: rageaholic

I must be stupid, because I couldn't construe what his answer was referring to as far as serving the people of his State.

The guy is a greedy, self-serving jerk.


65 posted on 06/16/2004 1:05:44 PM PDT by not2worry
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To: Interesting Times

Lol!


66 posted on 06/16/2004 1:12:13 PM 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

A damn good start.


67 posted on 06/16/2004 3:24:01 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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To: GailA
Transgender and bisexuals will be next to demand a special month to honor them.

Uh, the bisexuals are demanding TWO months. They're like that you know...

68 posted on 06/16/2004 3:25:27 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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To: jmstein7

NICE!!!! Did you pick me up a copy? Or can you get me one?


69 posted on 06/16/2004 3:29:15 PM PDT by Mich0127 (A village in Massachussets is missing their drunk...contact the Kennedys with any info immediately!)
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To: jmstein7

Yes, and he can take his healthcare plan and shove it you know where....he dodges the subject...it is like asking someone what they want to eat for dinner, and they answer.."well, i think that a new pair of shoes would be nice!!!"

So proud as punch....:)

Oh, and got b-day pics back...i'll send them to you when i scan them!!


70 posted on 06/16/2004 3:32:44 PM PDT by Mich0127 (A village in Massachussets is missing their drunk...contact the Kennedys with any info immediately!)
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To: jmstein7
Nice work.

Too bad you are going to be a good for nothing, scum sucking lawyer (/sarcasm).

71 posted on 06/16/2004 3:33:17 PM PDT by wi jd
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To: All
"...Fox News ... fair and balanced..."

I wish Fox would ditch the "F & B" routine. What it really does is provide yet another national (and growing) platform for the rants, lies, and outrageous, seditious lunacy orchestrated by the Dims and their boundless lust for power. And I mean power at any cost, up to and including destruction of our society.

They should adopt a new slogan, something like "Real News and Insights, Untainted"

Sorry for the rant.

72 posted on 06/16/2004 3:38:17 PM PDT by Thom Pain (Quisling - from Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945), a synonym for "traitor")
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To: jmstein7

You make me proud of our younger generation. Hope this gets more air time.


73 posted on 06/16/2004 3:53:26 PM PDT by PROUDAMREP (Counting the days until Bush is reelected)
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To: Mich0127

hard copy on it's way to me.


74 posted on 06/16/2004 4:17:33 PM 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

gorgeous!


75 posted on 06/16/2004 4:46:38 PM PDT by Mich0127 (A village in Massachussets is missing their drunk...contact the Kennedys with any info immediately!)
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To: jmstein7

great going. Keep us posted on Senate action on this


76 posted on 06/16/2004 5:40:39 PM PDT by pushforbush
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To: jmstein7

Blind squirel finds nut.


77 posted on 06/16/2004 5:42:11 PM PDT by IamConservative (A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.)
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To: bobjam
We see how well Bush handled several months of vicious media abuse; let's see how well Kerry can handle a little abuse.

We've already seen it.

First, Kerry announces "Bring it on!" Then, when the Bush team brings it on, Kerry runs to McAuliffe to get the DNC to keep the "attack dogs" away.

-PJ

78 posted on 06/16/2004 5:57:07 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: jmstein7
Dude, is that you??? You're a celebrity!
79 posted on 06/16/2004 6:00:50 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Extremer than any Extremist!!!)
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To: jmstein7

It sure is a start, good luck!


80 posted on 06/16/2004 6:19:11 PM PDT by bluerose (I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. ..Ronald Reagan)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
LBJ was on the ticket for VP and senator at the same time.

And, you'll recall, so was Joe Lieberman.

81 posted on 06/16/2004 6:27:28 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: All

I understand there are a few follow-up articles coming out tomorrow with more details. I will keep y'all informed and post here.


82 posted on 06/16/2004 8:27:19 PM 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
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.

It seems extremely odd to me that a law student has to enforce the law through a complaint! What the hell is the Justice Department doing???????

85 posted on 06/17/2004 6:54:25 PM PDT by eeriegeno
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To: jmstein7

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86 posted on 06/20/2004 10:08:44 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (FREE 3D On-line Golf Game - Independent Reseller of the Week: http://egolfinternational.com/wig)
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To: ApesForEvolution

Greedy...Guess Theresa doesn't allow him his
weekly allowance..just another greedy, hypocrite who
never met a tax hike he didn't love....Also- it is
President Bush's fault-- Lurch is really a leech..Jake


87 posted on 06/20/2004 10:15:57 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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