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  • 3 in custody as raids focus on money trail to Yemen

    12/18/2002 7:01:32 AM PST · by twas · 5 replies · 552+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 12/18 | MICHAEL BEEBE
    Queen City Cigarettes & Candy, a Clinton Street warehouse owned by food broker Mohamed T. Albanna, is one element of investigators' picture of a money-transmitting business that sent large sums to Yemen. A leader of Lackawanna's Yemeni-American community and two other men were in custody today on charges they operated an illegal money-transmitting business that sent funds from Western New York to Yemen. Mohamed T. Albanna, vice president of the American Muslim Council of Western New York and a frequent spokesman for the defendants known as the "Lackawanna Six," appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott on Tuesday after...
  • Man of the people-Arrested

    12/18/2002 5:27:03 PM PST · by ganesha · 22 replies · 545+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 12/18/2002 | Sandra Tan
    Man of the people - arrested By SANDRA TAN News Staff Reporter 12/18/2002 Mohamed T. Albanna, photographed in his Clinton Street store last July, is considered outspoken on issues crucial to Lackawanna. Business owner Andrea Haxton saw Mohamed T. Albanna several days a week. He was her main cigarette distributor and regularly dropped off boxes at her A&E Goods store on Ridge Road and Ingham Avenue on his way home from work. "He delivers them, we pay him, chit-chat, and he goes home," the Lackawanna business owner said. "We talk about politics all the time." Albanna came by Monday night...
  • 15 years later, Andrew remains a terror to South Florida (with videos)

    08/24/2007 1:33:38 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 417+ views
    SunSentinel ^ | 8-24-07
    Andrew. Around these parts, no need to put "hurricane" in front of it. We know the name refers to the most destructive storm ever to hit the Gold Coast's tri-county area, wreaking most of its wrath on Miami-Dade County. It happened 15 years ago today. Millions of people throughout South Florida still vividly remember the horrific early morning hours of Aug. 24, 1992. Compact and destructive as a buzz-saw, Andrew slashed ashore near Homestead with sustained winds of 165 mph, and gusts topping 200 mph. Roofs were torn from the sturdiest homes. Buildings were shredded. Neighborhoods were reduced to rubble....
  • On This Day In History, August 22, 1992 - Ruby Ridge: FBI Sniper Kills Vicki Weaver

    08/22/2007 6:44:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies · 2,582+ views
    EVIDENCE FROM INVESTIGATION OF 1992 RUBY RIDGE MATTER ONLY SUFFICIENT TO CHARGE ONE OFFICIAL WITH CRIMINAL CONDUCT Disciplinary Penalties Being Weighed for Others WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After an exhaustive investigation involving hundreds of interviews and the review of hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, the Justice Department announced today that the available evidence does not support further criminal prosecutions of FBI officials arising from the August 1992 incidents, at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and their aftermath. In October 1996, E. Michael Kahoe, Chief of the FBI's Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Section, was charged with, and later pleaded guilty to,...
  • [NYC Mayor Mike]Bloomberg (Ultra RINO): U.S. 'Is in Trouble' On the Coast He Chides Candidates

    06/19/2007 3:39:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 935+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | June 19, 2007 | Josh Gerstein
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Mayor Bloomberg is decrying the state of the 2008 presidential race, faulting the major party candidates for offering shallow, simplistic prescriptions, and scolding the press for failing to demand more from those seeking the White House. During an appearance at Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley yesterday, Mr. Bloomberg said the televised debates among the presidential candidates have been, in essence, a waste of time. "They have absolutely nothing to do with the job and the qualifications. And they don't tell you anything about whether or not any of those candidates would be good or bad presidents....
  • Exclusive: Andrew Victim Gets Power After 15 Years

    02/18/2007 8:28:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1,309+ views
    CBS4 Miami ^ | 2-18-07 | Natalea Zea
    Shoddy Repairs Prevented Her From Connecting Electricity Volunteers Helped End 15 Years Of Cold Showers *** An elderly woman who had been living without power in her home due to hurricane damage was finally seeing the light Friday night, when power to her home was restored. (snip) .....she's been living without power to her house since August 24, 1992. No heat when the winter chill settled over South Florida. No air conditioning when the mercury climbed into the 90's and the humidity clung to 100% . Not one hot shower at home in nearly 15 years. Every morning started with...
  • Bloomberg Secretly Considers Presidential Campaign(As Independent-DLC Attends-1992 Repeat???)

    09/16/2006 10:36:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies · 561+ views
    wcbs-tv ^ | Sep 15, 2006 | Andrew Kirtzman
    CBS 2 has learned the details of a private dinner for the mayor that was held at an apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side last month. There, he spent the evening in serious discussions about the viability of a White House run. Sources told CBS 2 Bloomberg brought three deputy mayors with him, and proceeded to talk through every angle of a presidential run. By the end, the group had zeroed in on his running as an independent in 2008. And, the sources said, he seemed intrigued. The dinner was held at the home of Michael Steinhardt, a legendary...
  • Spin

    07/07/2006 3:25:14 AM PDT · by Rummenigge · 2 replies · 429+ views
    Google Video ^ | Apr. 9, 2006 | Brian Springer
    Brian Springer - Spin 57 min 26 sec - Apr 9, 2006 Using the 1992 presidential elections as his springboard, documentary filmmaker Brian Springer captures the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s. Pat Robertson banters about 'homos', Al Gore learns how to avoid abortion questions, George Bush talks to Larry King about halcyon - all presuming they are off camera. Composed of 100% unauthorized sattelite footage, Spin is a surreal expose of media constructed reality.
  • Witty, confident, relaxed - yes, it's Al Gore [ saturate the bag first ]

    05/19/2006 9:32:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies · 1,631+ views
    The Guardian, of what we can guess ^ | Saturday May 20, 2006 | Oliver Burkeman
    "My name is Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States," the broad-shouldered 58-year-old tells audiences wherever he goes. The line has replaced an earlier joke - "You win some, you lose some, and then there's that little-known third category" - but the message in both cases is the same: laugh along with me, please, because otherwise, imagining how different things could have been, we might have to cry... As the early rumblings of the next presidential election campaign grow louder, it should come as no surprise that Mr Gore's activities have led to...
  • Looking for audio of Buchanan 1992 GOP "Culture Wars" speech

    01/04/2006 11:35:14 AM PST · by Saveall · 11 replies · 405+ views
    Does someone know of a link or source for PJB's 1992 "Culture Wars" speech from San Diego? I have the text but I've fruitlessly Googled for the audio!
  • Mounties arrest Abdullah Khadr

    12/18/2005 6:27:25 AM PST · by fanfan · 34 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Dec. 17, 2005. 10:46 PM | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    Abdullah Khadr, the eldest son of a reputed Canadian Al Qaeda financier, was arrested by the RCMP yesterday on terrorism-related charges at the request of American authorities. The 25-year-old Canadian recently returned from Pakistan where he was held for 14 months without charge. He was arrested last night after agreeing to meet an RCMP officer at a McDonald's near his Scarborough apartment, his relatives said last night. His mother, Maha Elsamnah tried to intervene in the arrest and was also taken into custody, but later released without charges. Khadr's brother, 22-year-old Abdurahman was also at the fast food restaurant and...
  • This Day In History BUSH ORDERS U.S. TROOPS TO SOMALIA: December 4, 1992

    This Day In History | General Interest BUSH ORDERS U.S. TROOPS TO SOMALIA: December 4, 1992 President George H. Bush orders 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia, a war-torn East African nation where rival warlords were preventing the distribution of humanitarian aid to thousands of starving Somalis. In a military mission he described as "God's work," Bush said that America must act to save more than a million Somali lives, but reassured Americans that "this operation is not open-ended" and that "we will not stay one day longer than is absolutely necessary." Unfortunately, America's humanitarian troops became embroiled in Somalia's political...
  • The Fawning Estate's Silence About The Scandals Of Al Gore

    09/03/2005 10:19:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 300+ views
    Television's liberal 'luminescent triangle' of Rather, Brokaw and Jennings, including all their little cable runts, have turned a blind-eye to the seriousness of the scandals surrounding Vice-President Al Gore. The most any TV News Show (Translation: the left's re-education camp in a box) has been willing to offer, is some quick, cursory soundbite. For the most part, this is also true of their less prominent cousins in the print media. An exception, recently, was an in-depth article by Bill Hogan in the March 23 issue of National Journal revealing that Tony Coelho, who chairs Al Gore's presidential campaign, is...
  • The 13th Anniversary of Andrew, Cat. 5 Hurricane-Devastation to South Florida (vanity)

    08/24/2005 2:49:15 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 4,581+ views
    The 13th Anniversary of Andrew, the Cat. 5 Hurricane that Brought Devastation to South Florida and The Most Costly Natural Disaster to Hit the US Excerpt: Hurricane History-NOAA:Hurricane Andrew 1992 The most destructive United States hurricane of record started modestly as a tropical wave that emerged from the west coast of Africa on August 14. The wave spawned a tropical depression on August 16, which became Tropical Storm Andrew the next day. Further development was slow, as the west-northwestward moving Andrew encountered an unfavorable upper-level trough. Indeed, the storm almost dissipated on August 20 due to vertical wind shear. By...
  • Tehran's Terror Master

    05/26/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Clark · 37 replies · 2,275+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 5/26/2005 | Patrick Devenny
    Early on the morning of March 16th, 1984, William Buckley left for work at the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Officially, Mr. Buckley, a decorated veteran of the Special Forces, served as the political officer at the embassy. In reality, however, Mr. Buckley was the embassy’s CIA station chief. On his way to the compound, Buckley’s car was stopped by a group of masked men, who forced him from his car at gunpoint. His assailants would later be identified as terrorists from the group Islamic Jihad, which served as an alias for the real perpetrators, Hezbollah. The circumstances surrounding the...
  • Ahmad Shah Massood (1953- September 9, 2001)

    09/09/2004 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 1,736+ views ^ | September 9, 2004 | Sunil Sainis/Laxman Bahroo
    War brutalizes man, every afghan bears living testimony to this. If the landscape of Afghanistan bears the craters of the endless war, the political and military leadership in Afghanistan also carries war's indelible scars. It is important never to lose sight of this. Ahmed Shah Mas'ud was born to an army family in 1953 in the Panjshir Valley north of the Afghan capital Kabul. His father was a colonel in the Afghan Army and enrolled his son at Kabul's Lycee Istiqlal High School. Upon graduation Mas'ud joined Kabul's Polytechnic Institute. In 1973 King Zahir Shah was deposed and exiled by...
  • Memo From RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman To RNC Members On Social Security And The 2006 Elections

    02/11/2005 10:35:19 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 410+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tracey Schmitt 202-863-8614TO: RNC Members FROM: RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman RE: Social Security: Good Policy and Good Politics DATE: February 11, 2005 While modernizing Social Security was once considered "touching the third rail" of American politics, today Social Security reform is not only good policy, it's also good politics. A majority of Americans agree with the President that reform is needed and personal retirement accounts (PRAs) are a good idea. Support for PRAs and reform is particularly high among ticket splitters, swing voters and some groups that historically vote Democrat.Americans Overwhelmingly Agree With President Bush: Social...
  • Kausfiles on BEST Reason Why Rich Pardon Was Scandalous

    12/14/2004 9:32:24 AM PST · by litany_of_lies · 7 replies · 1,316+ views
    Slate-Kausfiles ^ | Dec. 14, 2004 | Mickey Kaus
    (Paragraphs created for clarity) Even if the latest allegations about Marc Rich--that he helped broker Saddam's oil-for-food deals--prove accurate, that won't be the main reason Clinton's pardon of the fugitive financier was scandalous. Saddam could presumably always get someone to broker his lucrative schemes--if not Rich, then another high-level operater. The Marc Rich pardon was scandalous mainly because it taught a generation of young Americans that you could buy your way out of punishment. ... But buy with what? ... Here's an instance where the convenient case for public figure privacy in matters of sex--made most conveniently by Clinton himself,...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • The Mandate

    11/08/2004 8:18:53 PM PST · by CalRepublican · 6 replies · 722+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 11/92 | Time
  • Was 43% a mandate for Clinton in '92?

    11/05/2004 9:24:13 AM PST · by DavidThomas · 24 replies · 749+ views
    I wonder if the Left was denying Clinton a mandate when he took control of both houses of Congress in 1992?
  • Flashback 1992 Letter to The Ed.:Who will pay for a "great" plan like universal health care(barf!)

    09/23/2004 4:02:54 PM PDT · by paltz · 2 replies · 236+ views
    Liberal Agenda ^ | 6/1991 | Liberal Agenda
    Letters to the Publisher TO THE PUBLISHER: The Universal Health Plan sounds great, but how will our government pay for it? Jack Rosenberg As described in the March-April Liberal Agenda, the revenues for establishing a National Health Trust Fund would be derived from such measures as a modest payroll tax, a four percentagepoint increase in the corporate income tax, and a long term care premium for the elderly that would replace the current Part B premium. However, despite the seemingly "tax heavy" nature of the Universal Health Plan (UHP), its economic cost would be far less than current health costs....
  • Just for fun: 1992 - Where were you in '92?

    09/23/2004 7:30:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies · 1,686+ views
    Arkansas Times ^ | September 23, 2004
    Clinton's win gives Arkansas a shining moment on the world stage. Though the inauguration the following January in D.C. might have been Arkansas's finest hour, you just can't get deny that drizzling November election night in 1992 for the factor of sheer, kick off your shoes joy. ~snip~ Bill Clinton had been running for president at least since the day he famously shook President John Kennedy's hand in Washington, D.C. - probably since the womb. ~snip~ A few hours before the bleary Times staff put the paper to bed, but after the Philander Smith choir had belted out "America the...
  • As Kerry Struts Down Vietnam Memory Lane, Let's Stop at 1992

    09/12/2004 11:41:01 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 899+ views
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | September 12, 2004 | Jonathan Gurwitz
    Most Americans outside Massachusetts and beyond the partisan primary process had their introduction to John Kerry on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. Before Kerry took the stage, his swift boat band of brothers intoned his heroic military service. Before that, a biographical film memorialized Kerry's Vietnam-era duty. Days earlier, Bill Clinton spoke of his own and George W. Bush's and Dick Cheney's failure to serve in Vietnam. Before him, Jimmy Carter spoke of the essential presidential prerequisite of combat duty, a prerequisite that didn't stop him from supporting Michael Dukakis over George H.W. Bush or Clinton over...
  • ZELL MILLER keynote speech at RAT convention, 1992

    09/02/2004 2:08:14 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,437+ views
    July 13, 1992 | Zell
    NEW YORK, July 13, 1992 Listen to this voice. It's a voice flavored by the Blue Ridge; a voice straight out of a remote valley hidden among the peaks and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains - a voice that's been described as more barbed wire than honeysuckle. That this kind of voice could travel here from a forgotten corner of Appalachia is a testament to the grace of God and the greatness of the Democratic Party. This week we are gathered here to nominate a man from a remote, rural corner of Arkansas to be president of the United States...

    08/23/2004 5:14:45 PM PDT · by handy · 6 replies · 652+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8 23 2004 | National Review Online
    Continuing on our theme of, "Hey, why is there only outrage when someone questions a Democrat's war record?" we turn back to the archives of the New Republic. Thanks to some assistance from Dorothy McCartney and Kathryn Lopez, we blow off the dust of the October 12, 1992 New Republic (sorry, not online). A familiar name, Sidney Blumenthal, is examining President George Herbert Walker Bush's war record. This is a long excerpt, with a few of Blumenthals' extraneous thoughts about Clinton, Vietnam, and Bush on the campaign trial omitted: Since the first day of the Republican convention there has been...
  • Need Kerry quote re: Clinton

    08/22/2004 7:00:12 PM PDT · by Joann37 · 3 replies · 444+ views
    Does anyone have the quote of Kerry stating that Bill Clinton's lack of military service should not have been an issue during Clinton's Presidential campaigns? I've Googled on various words and cannot locate the quote. Thank you.
  • Zell Miller to nominate President Bush at convention

    08/19/2004 7:49:49 AM PDT · by backinthefold · 54 replies · 2,272+ views
    The Republican National Committee is turning to a Democrat to nominate President Bush in New York at the convention. The choice of Senator Zell Miller of Georgia, who leads a committee of Democrats for Mr. Bush, will be announced by party leaders on Thursday, officials familiar with the decision say. Mr. Miller, as governor of Georgia, nominated Bill Clinton for president in 1992. Mr. Miller was governor from 1990 to 1998 and was appointed to the Senate in 2000. He is not seeking re-election this year.
  • Bush Aims to Be Unlike Dad in Storm Response

    08/15/2004 6:17:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 1,222+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/16/04 | NewsMax
    After Hurricane Andrew left thousands homeless in August 1992, the first President Bush's administration was roundly criticized for moving too slowly to deliver food, water and troops. The son apparently did not want to repeat history. Even before Hurricane Charley struck, the second Bush White House was poised to act. Hours after Hurricane Charley made landfall, federal aid was flowing. As emergency crews and National Guard troops swooped in to help residents across the state, Floridians were showered with promises, assurances and lists of toll-free numbers they could call for help, according to a story in the LA Times. "While...
  • "People of The Lie" CARTOON featuring BIll & Hillary Clinton

    06/25/2004 2:20:19 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 15 replies · 473+ views ^ | 6/25/2004 | IPWGOP
    Former President Bill Clinton, admits he lied on national television in a 1992 post-Super Bowl CBS interview.Clinton appeared with his wife, Hillary, in the interview and told CBS correspondent Steve Kroft that he categorically denied having any extra-marital involvement with Gennifer Flowers. Hillary knew at the time of the interview that he was lying to Steve Kroft, lying to CBS, and lying to the world.When asked recently by CBS 60 Minutes' Dan Rather how he managed to get Hillary to agree to appear with him in the 1992 interview -- knowing as she did, that he was going to lie...
  • From The Archives ... (Algore on Saddam's WMD and Terror ties)

    06/24/2004 5:54:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 362+ views
    From The Archives...An Elephant Never Forgets! IN 1992, AL GORE ATTACKED PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH FOR IGNORING IRAQ'S TIES TO TERRORISM. SEN. AL GORE: "[W]hen George Bush took office, he should have reevaluated what our relationship was with Iraq ..." CNN'S LARRY KING: "Well ..." GORE: "Let me finish, just briefly. Instead, he stepped up the foreign aid to Iraq, and he looked the other way when there were repeated incidents of terrorism in which Iraq had a part, terrorists operating openly in Baghdad, and repeated warnings from our national security people telling the Bush administration that Saddam was on...
  • Kerry Plays “Let’s Pretend” Like Clinton Did

    06/20/2004 6:58:16 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 15 replies · 201+ views
    The Rhinoceros Times ^ | June 17, 2004 | Orson Scott Card
    How stupid are Americans? I think the answer is: As dumb as we wanna be. Twelve years ago, Bill Clinton realized he couldn’t get a majority to vote for him as a Democrat. So he pretended to be a Republican. He co-opted the Republican position on practically every issue. He left poor President Bush Sr. with nothing to say except “me too.” And Bush was the incumbent. Clinton’s message back then was: Bush is a complete failure, and I’m going to make everything better by following exactly the same policies. This year, it’s not “the economy, stupid,” because the economy...
  • Ex-President Bush Likens Kerry, Clinton

    04/06/2004 7:59:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 276+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/6/04 | AP
    DALLAS - Former President Bush (news - web sites) said Tuesday that John Kerry (news - web sites)'s Democratic presidential campaign is using the same rhetoric about the state of the economy against his son that Bill Clinton (news - web sites) used against him in 1992.   But the elder Bush said President George W. Bush has a stronger case to take to the voters this time around because the economy has begun to show signs of recovery. "I was out telling people things were getting better, but the Clinton campaign ... portrayed me as being out of touch,"...
  • Why 2004 WON'T be another 1992

    03/30/2004 11:33:35 AM PST · by No Dems 2004 · 48 replies · 221+ views
    No Dems 2004
    It seems that every presidential election year, political analysts are busy trying to make comparisons with previous elections. In 2000, for instance, most analysts were convinced that a repeat of 1988 was in the making. It wasn’t hard to see why analysts thought this: the economy was good, Gore was suffering from ‘vice-presidentitis’, a 2-term president was retiring and his challenger George W. Bush was the governor of a one-party state. But, in the end, 2000 turned out to be very dissimilar from 1988, largely because analysts forgot one precious point: every election is different. And he we are in...

    03/22/2004 4:59:03 PM PST · by Wallaby · 243 replies · 4,298+ views
    Memo Says U.S. Was Lax on Iraq; 'No One Was Paying Attention' to Arms [EXCERPT] The Washington Post R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post Staff Writer FIRST SECTION; PAGE A1 June 5, 1992, Friday, Final Edition A senior State Department official concluded in a secret memorandum after Iraq invaded Kuwait that "no one was paying attention" to blocking Iraq's purchase of Western equipment for weapons of mass destruction during the previous decade, according to a copy obtained by The Washington Post. [According to Clarke's memo,] "no one was paying attention" to blocking Iraq's purchase of Western equipment for weapons of...
  • Justice Blackmun's Documents Show Roe v. Wade Almost Fell in 1992

    03/08/2004 6:31:02 PM PST · by · 22 replies · 381+ views ^ | 3-4-04 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The papers of former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, author of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, have been opened to the public. The New York Times, which was given first access to the materials, reports that the Roe decision almost fell until Justice Kennedy changed his mind and approached Blackmun with the idea to uphold parts of a pro-life law while keeping Roe's framework intact. According to the Times, Blackmun feared the Roe decision would fall when the Court prepared to heard the case of Casey v. Planned Parenthood, which saw the...
  • James Lileks: Sifting the Headlines of Election Year 1992

    02/18/2004 1:24:14 PM PST · by quidnunc · 1 replies · 122+ views
    The Newhouse News Service ^ | February 18, 2004 | James Lileks
    If there's a rumor of infidelity about a presidential candidate, it must be addressed! This goes right to the issue of character and temperament. Right? Depends on the year. In 2004, no. When the Drudge Report passed along a juicy leak about John F. Kerry's supposed infidelities, the mainstream media pursed its lips and sewed them shut, leaving the issue to hiss and dissipate on the Internet and talk radio. In 1992, though, it was different. That election year was Bizarro World: Few in the media really cared about Bill Clinton's attempts to avoid military service, and everyone was talking...
  • The Medals Don't Matter

    02/16/2004 3:32:59 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 45 replies · 165+ views
    NYT ^ | 2-16-04 | JAKE TAPPER
    ... In the coming months, members of both parties may want to reread a speech delivered from the floor of the Senate on the eve of another presidential campaign in which Vietnam was an issue. "We do not need now to divide America over who served and how," it reads. No group "has cornered the market on virtue or rectitude or love of country." The year was 1992. The speaker, then as now a decorated combat veteran, was Senator John Kerry. ...

    02/15/2004 9:48:29 PM PST · by tort_feasor · 39 replies · 364+ views
    As main press players blast the DRUDGE REPORT and foreign outlets for revealing details of a behind-the-scenes campaign drama surrounding candidate Kerry and the nature of his relationship with a mystery woman, just 12 years ago pre-Internet mainstream media assaulted President George W. Bush's father with questions surrounding an infidelity rumor. In 1992 top reporters swiftly reacted to a footnote in a book by Susan Trento, wife of CNN reporter James Trento who was the source of the original rumor -- apparently from an interview with a long dead ambassador. CNN rushed to get the rumor into the media stream...
  • A Strategy for Kerry

    02/15/2004 6:03:32 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 43 replies · 313+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 01-29-04 | Sobran, Joseph
    A Strategy for Kerry January 29, 2004 After the first President Bush betrayed conservatives by raising taxes, in spite of his promise never to do so, many conservatives didn’t bother voting for him in 1992. This was one of the reasons he lost to Bill Clinton, who re-energized the conservative movement and brought about a Republican takeover of Congress in the 1994 elections. In the meantime, Clinton’s ambitious national health-care plan flopped. Principled conservatives should hope that history repeats itself in 2004. If John Kerry wins the presidency, Republicans may start acting a bit like conservatives again. Under the current...
  • CNN Gives Hour to Bush, In '92 Ignored Clinton’s Draft Scandal

    02/13/2004 2:32:10 PM PST · by FlyLow · 12 replies · 193+ views
    On Thursday night, CNN dedicated the entire hour of its 8pm EST Paula Zahn Now to “2 Men, 2 Choices,” a title which appeared beneath old black and white photos of John Kerry and George Bush in military uniforms. But in 1992, well more than a week after news broke about Bill Clinton’s underhanded efforts to avoid the draft by misleading the chief of his local draft board, CNN aired a profile of Clinton during a prime time special on the candidates, yet failed to mention his draft avoidance. The MRC’s Tim Graham reminded me of this paragraph from the...

    02/07/2004 3:47:54 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 4 replies · 483+ views
    Federal News Service - Public Domain | JANUARY 22, 1992, WEDNESDAY
    Read through this and see if you find anything good: SEN. KERRY: (Sounds gavel.) This hearing of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs will come to order. This morning we continue the hearing which was initiated yesterday, which covers principally questions regarding the so-called Soviet connection, but not only that issue in terms of today's hearing, also the entire question of information that may or may not have been known to the intelligence community of the United States and the tracking process with respect to potential live POWs that may have been held in Vietnam, or Laos, or Cambodia...
  • Don’t Use Vietnam as a Campaign Issue

    02/05/2004 5:09:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus · 12 replies · 201+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/5/04 | Senator John "F" Kerry
    Excerpted from the Congressional Record -- February 27, 1992 (Page: S2479): Mr. KERRY. Mr. President, I also rise today -- and I want to say that I rise reluctantly, but I rise feeling driven by personal reasons of necessity -- to express my very deep disappointment over yesterday's turn of events in the Democratic primary in Georgia. I am saddened by the fact that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign, and that it has been inserted in what I feel to be the worst possible way. By that I mean that yesterday, during this Presidential campaign, and...
  • Lead, don't divide (Kerry's '92 Senate speech)

    02/05/2004 3:08:08 AM PST · by Elkiejg · 10 replies · 318+ views
    WSJ ^ | 2/5/04 | John Kerry
    <p>"I am saddened that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign."</p> <p>Mr. President, I also rise today--and I want to say that I rise reluctantly, but I rise feeling driven by personal reasons of necessity--to express my very deep disappointment over yesterday's turn of events in the Democratic primary in Georgia.</p>
  • Lead, Don't Divide (Kerry's Senate speech- Feb. 27, 1992)

    02/04/2004 9:10:46 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 02/05/04 | JOHN F. KERRY
    <p>"I am saddened that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign."</p> <p>Mr. President, I also rise today--and I want to say that I rise reluctantly, but I rise feeling driven by personal reasons of necessity--to express my very deep disappointment over yesterday's turn of events in the Democratic primary in Georgia.</p>
  • Kerry Angry at Bush for Making Vietnam an Issue

    02/04/2004 8:51:04 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 54 replies · 1,311+ views ^ | Feb. 4, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. John Kerry and his media boosters are hoping bogus allegations that President Bush went AWOL from the National Guard will catapult him into the White House - but during the 1992 presidential campaign, Kerry angrily denounced Bush's father for raising Bill Clinton's Vietnam draft record. In fact, back then, Kerry called those who wanted to make Vietnam service an issue "cowardly." "I'm here personally to express my anger, as a veteran," Kerry told National Public Radio two months before the 1992 election, "that a president who would stand before this nation in his inaugural address and promise to put...
  • Speech of John F. Kerry - Page S2479 Congressional Record

    02/04/2004 5:05:39 PM PST · by windchime · 17 replies · 667+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 27, 1992 | John Forbes Kerry
    Mr. President, I also rise today--and I want to say that I rise reluctantly, but I rise feeling driven by personal reasons of necessity--to express my very deep disappointment over yesterday's turn of events in the Democratic primary in Georgia. I am saddened by the fact that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign, and that it has been inserted in what I feel to be the worst possible way. By that I mean that yesterday, during this Presidential campaign, and even throughout recent times, Vietnam has been discussed and written about without an adequate statement of its...
  • VIETNAM INSERTED INTO CAMPAIGN (John Kerry, Senate - February 27, 1992)

    02/04/2004 9:16:12 AM PST · by William McKinley · 32 replies · 404+ views
    NRO ^ | Feb 27, 1992 | John F'n Kerry
    VIETNAM INSERTED INTO CAMPAIGN (Senate - February 27, 1992) [Page: S2479] Mr. KERRY. Mr. President, I also rise today--and I want to say that I rise reluctantly, but I rise feeling driven by personal reasons of necessity--to express my very deep disappointment over yesterday's turn of events in the Democratic primary in Georgia. I am saddened by the fact that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign, and that it has been inserted in what I feel to be the worst possible way. By that I mean that yesterday, during this Presidential campaign, and even throughout recent times,...
  • Hey, I actually met Sen. Kerry in person!

    02/01/2004 4:43:01 PM PST · by FUMETTI · 94 replies · 657+ views
    Self | Feb. 1, 2004 | Mr. Mike Fumetti
    I personally met Sen. John Kerry in Boston in 1992 at a Boston Northeastern University political science gathering and found him cold, aloof, unfriendly and condescending. In fact, the only person he was warm to was the token "gay" guy at the gathering. I guess I was not diverse enough to be talk to him in a social situation. Furthermore, my Syrian friend Khalid saw him groping women and acting drunk at the Harvard Club in Boston (yeah I know he went to Yale, but he IS a senator and can do that). And at an election year party in...
  • Kerry 1992 Flashback! "Kerry: Is he vice presidential?" (Clinton's answer: NO)

    01/30/2004 11:48:37 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 18 replies · 703+ views
    The Boston Globe | March 13, 1992 | John Aloysius Farrell, Globe Staff
    Sen. John Kerry says he has heard the scuttlebutt, says it's all premature and says he's campaigning hard for Paul Tsongas. But Kerry's public defense of Gov. Bill Clinton's actions during the Vietnam War - along with the assets that the Massachusetts senator might bring to the ticket as a decorated war hero - has spurred talk here that he could end up as a running mate of the man he ostensibly opposes. Despite his early support for Tsongas, "John Kerry will be on the short list," if Clinton wins the Democratic nomination for president, says Robert Farmer, a Massachusetts...