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John Kerry Elected ... Jury Foreman
AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/23/05 | AP - Boston

Posted on 11/23/2005 6:46:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge

BOSTON - Sen. John Kerry's public profile and prosecutorial past didn't spare him from performing that most mundane of civic responsibilities — jury duty.

Kerry was not only chosen this week to sit on a jury in Suffolk Superior Court, but also was elected foreman.

The case involved two men who sued the city for injuries suffered in a 2000 car accident involving a school principal. The Kerry-led jury rejected their claim Tuesday, and his fellow jurors said the state's junior senator was a natural leader.

"I just found him to be a knowledgeable, normal person," said Cynthia Lovell, a nurse and registered Republican who says she now regrets voting for President Bush in last year's election. "He kept us focused. He wanted us all to have our own say."

The former Democratic presidential candidate reported for duty Monday and none of the lawyers in the case objected to putting him on the jury.

"I was a little surprised," Kerry said of being selected for jury duty.

"I enjoyed it," he said. "It was very, very interesting and very instructive."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: duty; foreman; johnkerry; jury; juryduty
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1 posted on 11/23/2005 6:46:36 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Cynthia Lovell, a nurse and registered Republican who says she now regrets voting for President Bush

They just HAD to mention that, didn't they?

2 posted on 11/23/2005 6:47:40 AM PST by RockinRight (It’s likely for a Conservative to be a Republican, but not always the other way around)
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To: NormsRevenge

John Kerry? Nope the name doesn't ring a bell.


3 posted on 11/23/2005 6:48:21 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm just surprised that they rejected the claim. It's probably one of the few times that Kerry has had to work directly with his constituents.


4 posted on 11/23/2005 6:48:32 AM PST by twigs
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To: NormsRevenge

I voted him "NOT GUILTY" before I voted him "GUILTY"


5 posted on 11/23/2005 6:48:46 AM PST by lonerepubinma
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To: NormsRevenge

Imagine being in the jury room and having to listen to Kerry's incoherent ramblings.

Imagine being sequestered on the same jury with him.

Now you definitely have a reason to celebrate tomorrow, don't you.


6 posted on 11/23/2005 6:49:02 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: NormsRevenge
"I just found him to be a knowledgeable, normal person," said Cynthia Lovell, a nurse and registered Republican who says she now regrets voting for President Bush in last year's election. Seeing as she lives in Taxachusetts it doesn't really matter who she voted for President.
7 posted on 11/23/2005 6:49:03 AM PST by Carling (http://www.marriedadults.com/howarddeanscreamaudio141jq.mp3)
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To: NormsRevenge
He'll vote to acquit before he votes to convict!
8 posted on 11/23/2005 6:49:08 AM PST by KoRn
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To: lonerepubinma

bah! :)


9 posted on 11/23/2005 6:49:27 AM PST by KoRn
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To: NormsRevenge

Did you know that Kerry served in Vietnam?


10 posted on 11/23/2005 6:49:42 AM PST by linear
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To: NormsRevenge

So he did jury duty. Big deal. What does he want, another medal?


11 posted on 11/23/2005 6:50:03 AM PST by TravisBickle (The War on Terror: Win It There or Fight It Here)
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To: NormsRevenge
Well good for him. He gets to help redistribute wealth, one lawsuit at a time.

Beats having him to it to everyone while in congress.

12 posted on 11/23/2005 6:50:14 AM PST by tcostell
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To: NormsRevenge
said Cynthia Lovell, a nurse and registered Republican who says she now regrets voting for President Bush in last year's election.

RINO

The city better get ready to pay some big damages

13 posted on 11/23/2005 6:50:28 AM PST by apackof2 (I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American. Daniel Webster)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well you know, he was in Vietnam.


14 posted on 11/23/2005 6:50:47 AM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I just found him to be a knowledgeable, normal person liar, perjurer and gold digger," said Cynthia Lovell, a nurse and registered Republican DUNCE who says she now regrets voting for President Bush in last year's election.

Ah, to fix things.

15 posted on 11/23/2005 6:50:47 AM PST by A message
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To: NormsRevenge

"I just found him to be a knowledgeable, normal person," said Cynthia Lovell, a nurse and registered Republican who says she now regrets voting for President Bush in last year's election. "He kept us focused. He wanted us all to have our own say."

This is so typical of the LSM. There is NO WAY this woman is a true republican/conservative who now wishes John Kerry had been elected. NO WAY! (rolling eyes)


16 posted on 11/23/2005 6:51:07 AM PST by penelopesire
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To: linear

Crap, beat me to it.


17 posted on 11/23/2005 6:51:18 AM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The way Kerry flip-flops I guarantee a hung jury.


18 posted on 11/23/2005 6:52:27 AM PST by manwiththehands (Happy Thanksgiving to our heroes in Iraq. God bless you and Godspeed. Come home safe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

John Kerry a normal person? I don't think so as he is suffering PTSD from being in Cambodia that Chrismas. He is a vietnam vet, isn't he?


19 posted on 11/23/2005 6:52:36 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: NormsRevenge

"I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for Jury Duty!!"

20 posted on 11/23/2005 6:53:12 AM PST by socal_parrot
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To: NormsRevenge

Massachussetts political stunt -- John Kerry is a former prosecutor in Suffolk County, he knows the prosecutors and judges there. They got him on this jury and they put him in with a "registered Republican who says she regrets having voted for Bush".


21 posted on 11/23/2005 6:53:12 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I was a little surprised," Kerry said of being selected for jury duty.

"DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM!?"

22 posted on 11/23/2005 6:53:53 AM PST by BostonianRightist ("Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue." ~ Senator AuH2O)
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To: linear
Did you know that Kerry served in Vietnam?

Christmas it was. 1968. Seared in his memory, it is. Or maybe it wasn't exactly Christmas, but is was on a secret mission for President Nixon. Except that maybe it wasn't 1968 because Nixon was only President-elect. But it was on a mission to Cambodia. Or maybe it was just close to Cambodia, as both countries looked allot alike then. And maybe it wasn't a secret mission for Nixon, but instead it was a secret mission for the CIA--so secret he still couldn't talk about it in 2004. But he did get a CIA cap to wear.
23 posted on 11/23/2005 6:53:59 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: NormsRevenge

With Kerry on the jury, it might as well be a one-man jury.


24 posted on 11/23/2005 6:54:34 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm sure John F'n said he had seen a similar case when he was in Cambodia.


25 posted on 11/23/2005 6:55:10 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Inertia: It's not just for breakfast anymore.)
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To: Valin

I think he was in Vietnam...


26 posted on 11/23/2005 6:55:19 AM PST by Andonius_99 (They [liberals] aren't humans, but rather a species of hairless retarded ape.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good Lord, I would have objected. How could I possibly have thought the other members would have acted independently of alQuerry? With stature such as his, his implied opinions would have lead the jury.


27 posted on 11/23/2005 6:55:29 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: penelopesire
"Hello, C-Span? My name is Ahmed Abdulla Mohammed al Jazzeera Skyhook Jones. I've been a registered Republican all my life, but let me tell you, George Bush is a criminal and he sucks."

Leni

28 posted on 11/23/2005 6:55:37 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: TomGuy
Imagine being in the jury room and having to listen to Kerry's incoherent ramblings.

Well...it apparently drove one Republican nurse insane.

29 posted on 11/23/2005 6:56:03 AM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: A message

If Kerry had lost, she would not have had this wonderful opportunity.


30 posted on 11/23/2005 6:56:07 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: A message

I meant, "If Kerry had won..."


31 posted on 11/23/2005 6:56:48 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: NormsRevenge

Knowledgeable???

With legal training, of course he was knowledgeable.

He obtained that training after he served in Vietnam for his 90 day tour.


32 posted on 11/23/2005 6:57:24 AM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: MinuteGal

LOL.I actually heard that guy or one similar the other day call in to C-Span!


33 posted on 11/23/2005 6:57:45 AM PST by penelopesire
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To: Brilliant

Figured that...

:-)


34 posted on 11/23/2005 6:58:38 AM PST by A message
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To: NormsRevenge
a nurse and registered Republican who says she now regrets voting for President Bush

LOL!

"I'm normally a straight ticket Republican, but this year I'm voting for Mondale/Dukakis/Clinton/Gore/Kerry!"

35 posted on 11/23/2005 6:59:43 AM PST by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: NormsRevenge

They failed to report that Kerry couldn't make up his mind which way to vote.


36 posted on 11/23/2005 7:00:14 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: MinuteGal
ROTFL
37 posted on 11/23/2005 7:00:19 AM PST by A message
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To: NormsRevenge

When was the last time this guy actually showed up for work. Maybe we should institute the same penalties for absenteism from the senate as we do for avoiding jury duty. Then on the other hand, maybe it's better that this guy is missing in action.


38 posted on 11/23/2005 7:01:01 AM PST by NYCRebublican (No more Slimes)
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To: RockinRight

Boy, that extra Kerry vote in MA really would have put him over the top!
16 hours later John Kerry was still trying to explain his "guilty but not guilty" verdict!


39 posted on 11/23/2005 7:02:41 AM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: TomGuy
I was thinking that myself.

The fool hasn't even come to a decision on the Cape Cod wind-turbines... it's been a couple years now and he says he still needs more information.

I don't pity his fellow jurors though. They voted for this POS... year after year... after year....

40 posted on 11/23/2005 7:02:46 AM PST by johnny7 (“You have a corpse in a car, minus a head, in the garage. Take me to it.”)
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To: NormsRevenge

If I were a lawyer I'd absolutely object, he's clearly biased against many things fundamental to the US legal process... not to mention the fact that his presence will turn the courtroom into a local media circus.


41 posted on 11/23/2005 7:02:55 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: NormsRevenge
she was always a democrat.......Kerry & Kennedy were responsible for the "big dig" fiasco and you don't hear anything about that!
42 posted on 11/23/2005 7:04:49 AM PST by fatteddy (teddy Kennedy............i should be in jail for what i did)
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To: TomGuy

I think he bought their votes with the catered lunches.


43 posted on 11/23/2005 7:06:39 AM PST by takbodan (.)
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To: Valin

I see he finally found his proper level of government elected office.


44 posted on 11/23/2005 7:12:52 AM PST by Laserman
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To: TomGuy
"...and so with our new time-warp device I'm sending Lt. Kerry on a secret mission into this area on Christmas day..."


45 posted on 11/23/2005 7:14:21 AM PST by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty)
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To: Andonius_99

ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa, went the the twin engines on John kill em all kerry's boat (real heros have nick names like that). It was a dark and quiet night, John kill em all Kerry turned to his first mate and (in a quiet yet confident voice) said...."it's quiet...too quiet I don't like it.
If only we can get a bit farther up river without getting spotted we'll be able to drop off secret agent x-183".
In the blink of an eye the calm of the night was SHATTERED KAPOW KAPOW WOOOOSH BLAM BLAM the night came alive with a song of DEATH! They had sailed into a clever ambush set by Charlie (John kill em all Kerry's long time foe).
The crew strickened with fear and unable to move turned as one to the one man who had the courage, the skill, the WILL to save them.
John kill em all Kerry like a coiled spring leapped into action (That's what heros like to do in these kind of situations) with a sneer on his lips John kill em all Kerry THRUST the throttle forward and mzzz teraza (hero's like john kill em all Kerry like to have names for their boats) LEAPPED like a mighty stallion BAAATTLE STATIONS he shouted! Waking as from a dream John kill em all kerry's band of brothers charged to their stations.
BUDDA BUDDA BUDDA sang the quad 50s in a tune that sang death and destruction for Charlie and his commie stooges, BRRRRAAAAAPPPP the 60's spat out a curtain of lead, BOOOOM BOOOOM the 300mm mortars adding their song to the aria of war!

Now the dirty commies would pay for DARING to attack John killl em all Kerry and his All American band of brothes! With a ferral grin John kill em all Kerry shouted DIE COMMIE SCUM! (see hero types like John kill em all Kerry say things like that, they teach them that at hero school).

Just when it looked like one more (glorious) victory for John kill em all Kerry and his gallant band of brothers, KABOOOOM sneeky underhanded commie frogmen (and they're the worst kind) had placed a mine (the dirty rotten dastardly Khmer rouge bast*rds) on the sleak and deadly mzzz teraza! In a bat of an eyelash john kill em all Kerry knew his gallant little steed was done for,
Flinging the little mzzz teraza at the nearest nest of vipers John kill em all Kerry CHARGED straight into the muzzels of death.
Afraid? Not he, John kill em all Kerry didn't know the meaning of fear
{fear(Function): noun Etymology: Middle English fer,
from Old English f[AE]r sudden danger; akin to Latin
periculum attempt, peril, Greek peiran to attempt
Date: 12th century
1 a : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by
anticipation or awareness of danger
b (1) : an instance of this emotion
(2) : a state marked by this emotion
2 : anxious concern :
SOLICITUDE
3 : profound reverence and awe especially toward God
4 : reason for alarm : DANGER synonyms FEAR, DREAD, FRIGHT, ALARM, PANIC, TERROR, TREPIDATION mean painful agitation in the presence or anticipation of danger. FEAR is the most general term and implies anxiety and usually loss of courage .
DREAD usually adds the idea of intense reluctance to face or meet a person or situation and suggests aversion as well as anxiety .
FRIGHT implies the shock of sudden, startling fear .
ALARM suggests a sudden and intense awareness of immediate danger .
PANIC implies unreasoning and overmastering fear causing hysterical activity .
TERROR implies the most extreme degree of fear.
TREPIDATION adds to DREAD the implications of timidity, trembling, and hesitation.}
The mortally wounded boat rammed into the den of inequity, and leapping from the galllant but doomed craft a 50cal in his right hand his (trusty) M-16 in his left a 5in. cannon strapped to his back John kill em all Kerry LEAPPED into the very heart of the enemy AAAAHHHHHH he cried all the while dealing death to the left and right (hero types do stuff like that all the time, that's why they're hero types)

The (dirty) commies quaked in fear at this (magnificent specimen) All American hero type in a blood lust cried "It's kill em all Kerry! Please don't kill us, John kill em all Kerry would have none of that! Not after their dastardly attack and mortal wounding of his (beloved) mzzz teraza, DIE YOU DIRTY COMMIE RATS, I'LL TEACH YOU TO MESS WITH MASSACHUSETTS!

And oh the carnage the ensued, So terrible was his (awesome but sensitive) wrath that soon after those above him (being jealous of his superior combat skills and the love his band of brothers had for him) sent him back to the good old US of A.


46 posted on 11/23/2005 7:16:00 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: RockinRight

Gosh if Cynthia's vote had changed for that election then MA would have been a
blue state rather than a re--blu.... nevermind.


47 posted on 11/23/2005 7:16:22 AM PST by rod1
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To: RockinRight
Cynthia Lovell, a nurse and registered Republican who says she now regrets voting for President Bush

Why is it that there are so many "registered Republicans" who regret voting for Bush, are disappointed with the GOP etc, but whenever the records are checked ...

48 posted on 11/23/2005 7:16:56 AM PST by Smedley
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To: Valin

John Kerry.... the haughty, French-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by the way served in Vietnam?


49 posted on 11/23/2005 7:18:00 AM PST by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: NormsRevenge
Democratic presidential candidate reported for duty

Haha ...

50 posted on 11/23/2005 7:19:19 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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