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  • Killing Camelot: How Trump is Smashing the Style of the Political Elite with his Character & Honesty

    09/20/2016 7:16:46 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 51 replies
    9/20/2016 | Pocono Pundit
    For over a year now, the mainstream press has attacked Trump for not being "presidential".  Even still, citizens are genuinely concerned that their president look the part of a president and carry themselves in a way that makes us proud.  So what exactly is meant when someone says a candidate looks or is "presidential"?  And why should we care?  This is the subject I'm going to explore and discuss in this vanity. JFK, Jackie and the Royalty of Camelot Well, to begin, I think our current notion of a "presidential" style was strongly influenced by JFK in the 1960s. ...
  • How The Trump Family Became The New Camelot In Four Days

    07/23/2016 6:04:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 127 replies ^ | July 23, 2013 | Liz Crokin
    The political conventions seem to birth new political stars every four years and this years Republican National Convention was no different. In 2004, a virtually unknown senator from Chicago gave an electric speech at the Democratic National Convention that thrust him into the international spotlight and set him on a path to the White House. That man was President Barack Obama. This years GOP convention didnt just produce a new rising star -- it birthed a whole dynasty of superstars. The world now knows why political pundits have been calling Donald Trumps family members his secret weapon. Trumps wife and...
  • Finally, Somebody’s Making A Movie About How Difficult Chappaquiddick Was For Ted Kennedy

    12/15/2015 8:53:58 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 12/15/2015 | Jim Treacher
    You know how it is: Your family is super-rich, your older brother was president, and someday it'll be your turn. But you also like to party a little too much, and one night, wellll... Maybe you kinda-sorta make a little oopsie. Maybe a secretary ends up drowning, and okay, okay, it may or may not be all your fault. Is that really the sort of thing that should follow a guy around for life, when he spends all his non-partying time helping leftists get what they want? Is one woman's life really that much to pay for open borders and...
  • Kennedy,Huxley,Lewis...Nov 22, 1963

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words… (Proverbs 1:20-21)I believe that God speaks to us in current events and in the workings of history , that is if we have ears to hear. The challenge is to try to interpret just what it is that God is saying in the twists and turns of daily events. Because of the assassination of President Kennedy, November 22, 1963 is a day in history that has gone down as one...
  • How the JFK Assassination Ushered in the Era of Modern Liberalism

    10/19/2015 7:00:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Rush ^ | October 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: To the audio sound bites we go, and I'm gonna go ahead and use this as a transition. Grab sound bite number six. Ladies and gentlemen, what we have here is a sound bite from C-SPAN Washington Journal today. The guest is the Democratic Socialists of America executive director Maria Svart, S-v-a-r-t, and during the viewer call-in segment a guy from Pennsylvania named Roger says this... ROGER: Ronald Reagan successfully brainwashed about 45% of the nation's people with the help of Rush Limbaugh. And if you use keywords like "socialist" and "demagogue," they right away think "communist," and they...
  • People Helps Spin the 'Heroic Story' of Rosemary Kennedy's Lobotomy

    11/11/2014 7:49:10 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 11/10/2014 | Tim Graham
    The November 17 edition of People magazine includes a promotional article for Timothy Shrivers new book Fully Alive, focusing on The Forgotten Kennedy, the lobotomized Rosemary Kennedy, sister to Jack, Bobby and Teddy. "Why are we hiding from this story?" he asked himself, according to Peoples Liz ONeil. "There's nothing to fear here. It's a human story. It's a heroic story. Heroically lobotomized and institutionalized? Apparently, this fiasco was the true inspiration for his famous familys love of service.
  • EXCLUSIVE - 'She seduced him in a creaky French elevator': Bombshell book reveals Jackie O's

    05/28/2014 2:09:37 PM PDT · by kcvl · 139 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/28/2014 | Lauren Winter
    EXCLUSIVE - 'She couldn't wait and allowed him to seduce her in a creaky French elevator': Bombshell book reveals Jackie Kennedy's secret lovers, her revenge on JFK with William Holden, her steamy night with Brando and her forbidden affairs with Bobby AND Teddy New book reveals that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a passionate woman who had many men--before, during and after her marriage to JFK Authors say she bedded Hollywood actors Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck and Frank Sinatra, among others Confessed Brando, 'She took matters into her own hands and popped the magic question, Would you like to...
  • Atherstone: Burial Place of Arthur-Arthun-Anwn-Andragathius?

    01/12/2014 5:38:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Early British Kingdoms ^ | 2001 | David Nash Ford
    The Tradition: Geoffrey of Monmouth and other medieval Arthurian writers tell us that Arthur was taken to the Isle of Avalon to be healed of his wounds after the Battle of Camlann. Later tradition assumed that he died and was buried there and identified the place as Glastonbury in Somerset. The Theory & Discovery: Blackett & Wilson claim that one of the two figures who went to make up "King Arthur" is to be identified with the Emperor Magnus Maximus's son, King Anwn of South Wales. This man, who occasionally may have spelt his name Arthun, they identify with both...
  • Fabled King Arthur was a Scottish warlord

    11/25/2013 6:29:25 PM PST · by Renfield · 42 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 11-26-2013 | EMMA COWING
    Author Adam Ardrey claims that instead of the romantic English king of legend who lived at Camelot which is often said to be Tintagel in Cornwall or in Wales Arthur was actually Arthur Mac Aedan, the sixth-century son of an ancient King of Scotland, whose Camelot was a marsh in Argyll. He also suggests that Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from a stone at Dunadd near Kilmartin, died near Falkirk and was buried on the Hebridean island of Iona, which he declares to be Avalon. Ardrey, an amateur historian who works as an advocate in Edinburgh and previously...
  • John F. Kennedy's Legacy

    11/22/2013 8:51:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 22, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    The day John F. Kennedy was assassinated is still fresh in the memories of those of us who lived through it. We all remember where we were when we first heard the news that he'd been shot and how we waited for word that he would survive. We remember the sound of news anchor Walter Cronkite's voice breaking as he delivered the news that the president was dead. But for millions of Catholics, it had a special meaning. It was lunchtime, and I was in the girls' bathroom putting on lipstick -- a new privilege for a 16-year-old in Catholic...
  • The Myth Of JFK

    11/21/2013 5:28:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | November 21, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Few events and people have had more words written about them than that day and that man. But, and I have to be honest here, I dont get it. In fact, Ive never gotten it. Yes, losing a president to an assassins bullet is a traumatic national event, something weve fortunately not been through again since although there have been some close calls. And its the one event where everyone over the age of 55 seems to recall exactly where they were when they heard the...
  • Camelot (Mark Steyn on the Musical and the Making of the Myth)

    11/18/2013 10:40:37 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11/17/2013 | Mark Steyn
    Later this week, the where-were-you-when-you-first-heard crowd will be putting on a full court press for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy. As the years go by I grow less and less interested in grassy knolls and all the rest, but I am struck by one genuine, non-conspiracy-theorist feature of the event: It's the only assassination with a musical score. Garfield doesn't have one, nor does Lincoln, although he was shot at a theatre. I twice had the misfortune of sitting through tryouts for something called JFK The Musical. Aside from any other problems, the concept suffered...
  • The Camelot Fraud

    06/01/2013 5:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/01/2013 | Bruce Walker
    We are coming up fast on the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. While it is good and proper to respectfully note the assassination of any political leader in America, the establishment left in America has tried since November 1963 to bleat, blame, and badger their countrymen into accepting the false notion that Kennedy was a great president or, indeed, a good man. The assassination of his brother five years later magnified this theme. What is the truth about JFK? How ought we to view this president in the light of what we know now? Every new revelation...
  • Kerry Kennedy says she took sleeping pill accidentally and fights to dismiss drugged-driving charge

    03/10/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/8/13 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Kerry Kennedy argued Friday that the drugged-driving case against her should be dismissed because she accidentally took a sleeping pill and because the only damage done was to her pride and her famous name. In a 99-page motion filed in North Castle Town Court, Kennedy and her lawyer also recount her work for social justice and include a large file of glowing letters from friends and relatives. Kennedy is the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of President John Kennedy. She was arrested July 13 after police said her Lexus swerved...
  • Camel kicks owner to death to resist sale

    08/27/2012 8:34:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies ^ | August. 27, 2012
    A camel kicked his 70-year-old Saudi owner to death after it went mad when the farmer and his workers tried to push the animal onto a van to sell it. The camel stubbornly resisted all attempts to be loaded onto the van and kept baring its teeth as if to tell its owner it refuses to be sold. After failing to move the camel, which kept lying down, its owner in turn went mad and started pushing it violently towards the van.
  • Archaeologists Unearth Britain's Own Miniature Coliseum

    05/17/2005 3:04:52 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 938+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 5-17-2005
    Archaeologists Unearth Britain's Own Miniature Coliseum By Emma Gunby, PA Archaeologists have discovered evidence of Britains own miniature Coliseum, it was revealed today. The two-tier stone built structure, in Chester, which dates back to 100AD, hosted gladiatorial contests, floggings and public executions. Experts say the amphitheatre is the only one of its kind in Britain and the new evidence proves that Chester must have been an important site within the Roman Empire. Dan Garner, senior archaeologist for Chester City Council, said: Previous findings have suggested that the amphitheatre was a two-tier structure, but it was always believed the second tier...
  • ROMAN REMAINS (Ancient Sports Fans (Gladiator Contests) Ate Fast Food, Bought Tacky Gifts)

    05/18/2005 5:23:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,006+ views
    May 18 2005
    ANCIENT sports fans ate fast food and bought tacky gifts, it is claimed. Archaeologists say Romans gnawed on spare ribs and chicken while watching gladiators fight nearly 2000 years ago. It follows a dig at the site of an amphitheatre in Chester where the bones of discarded snacks were found. Part of a souvenir bowl decorated with pictures of the fights was also uncovered
  • They Came, They Saw, They Bought the Souvenir

    05/18/2005 7:58:12 AM PDT · by wildbill · 6 replies · 392+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | may 18, 2005 | nic fleming
    A series of finds unearthed at a previously unknown Roman amphitheatre in Chester suggest the habits of sports fans have not changed in almost two millennia, archaeologists said yesterday. Milling about outside the ground, spectators picked up fast food on the way to their seats. Stalls offered cheap souvenirs of the fearsome encounters...
  • Historians locate King Arthur's Round Table

    07/11/2010 7:20:19 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 36 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11 Jul 2010 | By Martin Evans
    Historians claim to have finally located the site of King Arthurs Round Table and believe it could have seated 1,000 people. Researchers exploring the legend of Britains most famous Knight believe his stronghold of Camelot was built on the site of a recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in Chester. Legend has it that his Knights would gather before battle at a round table where they would receive instructions from their King. But rather than it being a piece of furniture, historians believe it would have been a vast wood and stone structure which would have allowed more than 1,000 of...
  • Kerry Kennedy Nabbed For Driving While Impaired By Drugs

    07/13/2012 4:19:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/13/12 | KEN LOVETT
    More bad news for the Kennedys: Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of Gov. Cuomo and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, was arrested Friday morning on drug-related charges. Kennedy was nabbed by State Police after taking off following a collision with a tractor-trailer on I-684 in the town of North Castle in Westchester County. State Police said they found Kennedy, 52, sitting behind the wheel of her disabled 2008 Lexus RS 350 on state Route 22. The car had sustained damage, including a flat tire. An investigation is said to have found Kennedy had been operating the car while her...
  • RFK Jr. 'bedded' heartbroken wife of sister's loverboy: sources

    05/30/2012 11:44:33 AM PDT · by dead · 110 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 25, 2012 | JEANE MACINTOSH
    Mary Kennedy went to her grave convinced that her husband, RFK Jr., had a fling with the wife of the man who broke up the marriage of his sister and Andrew Cuomo, The Post has learned. A heartbroken Mary confided to a group of her closest friends that she believed Robert Kennedy Jr. had an affair with well-connected fund-raiser Ann Colley, two of her confidants told The Post. One source who claimed to have been told about the purported hookup said that, if true, an affair with the wife of his sisters paramour is particularly tacky even for a...
  • Fox Chicago News Anchor Echoes Curry's Concern for Caroline Kennedy

    02/10/2012 12:53:06 PM PST · by ExTxMarine · 40 replies ^ | February 2, 2012 | Mike Bates
    Yesterday, NewsBuster Kyle Drennen detailed how NBC Today co-host Ann Curry fretted about the latest Kennedy scandal's impact on Caroline Kennedy. "What about Caroline, who is still alive?" she asked John F. Kennedy mistress Mimi Alford. Last night on Fox Chicago News, anchor Bob Sirott picked up on the same theme in his "One More Thing" opinion segment: "I wonder if she (Alford) feels guilty now about how President Kennedy's only living child Caroline might feel about her story?"
  • JFK's teen mistress, a WH intern, breaks silence...

    02/05/2012 8:52:30 AM PST · by jakerobins · 128 replies
    She always called him Mr. President not Jack. He refused to kiss her on the lips when they made love. But Mimi Alford, a White House intern from New Jersey, was smitten nonetheless. She was in the midst of an 18-month affair with the most powerful man in the world, sharing not only John F. Kennedys bed but also some of his darkest and most intimate moments. In her explosive new tell-all, Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath, Alford, now a 69-year-old grandmother and retired New York City church administrator, sets...
  • Legions of Shriver supporters say future is bright

    05/24/2011 8:10:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California's former first lady Maria Shriver has made it her hallmark to celebrate women as "architects of change" - but the author, activist, journalist and mother of four always offered a more circumspect view of herself as simply "a work in progress." What comes next for Shriver - personally, professionally and politically - may now be played out on the public stage in the wake of the scandal involving her husband, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who last week admitted having a child with a housekeeper more than a decade ago while married to Shriver. The couple announced their separation earlier...
  • Bay of Pigs survivors pay tribute Sunday to fallen brethren

    04/17/2011 5:14:08 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 16 April 2011 | Luisa Yanez
    Taps will fill the air in Little Havana Sunday as the survivors of Brigade 2506 honor their fallen brothers, the men who died trying to liberate Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The survivors, now in their 70s and 80s, will salute as a bugle plays and 104 names of veterans killed in battle are read. SNIP These men certainly fit the bill of being considered a great generation, said Victor Triay, SNIP More than 3,000 took part in the doomed mission, about half of which are still alive today. What these men did 50 years ago was an act...
  • Why Ronald Reagan beats John F. Kennedy as a better presdient

    01/27/2011 1:14:16 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Irish Voice ^ | Thursday, January 27, 2011 | Tom Deignan
    The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedys inauguration recently passed, and the event was marked by much hoopla. There were nostalgic observations about the brilliance of JFKs Ask not what your country can do for you speech that frigid January morning back in 1960. And there was also a fair bit of blarney, such as pundit Chris Matthews on The Colbert Report implying that JFK became president at a time when there were still No Irish Need Apply signs. (Matthews, by the way, more than made up for this slip by writing a brilliant piece in The Washington Post about...
  • The Fall of the House of Kennedy

    01/16/2011 8:33:36 AM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield ^ | January 15, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    The 112th congress is the first congress in half a century without a Kennedy on board. And the first glimpse of a Republican landslide came with the backlash over the "Kennedy seat" in Massachusetts. As it turned out, it wasn't the Kennedy seat, it was the people's seat. And it wasn't the Kennedy congress, it is the people's congress. What was once a family on the verge of creating an expansive political dynasty in two branches of government, barely had enough clout to convince A&E not to air a scandalous miniseries about their family. Which is a pity, because the...
  • JFK's Unimpressive Harvard Application

    01/14/2011 4:54:41 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 14, 2011 | Staff
    In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of JFK's inauguration, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is digitizing reams of JFK artifacts. Among them: The president's application to Harvard, including mediocre test scores and a refreshingly banal personal essay. In 1935, when JFK applied, Harvard's application was three pages long. (Somewhere, a guidance counselor just burst into a maniacal fit of laughter.) The "Why I Want to Go to Harvard" section was spacious enough for five handwritten sentences. Here are John F. Kennedy's: The reasons that I have for wishing to go to Harvard are several. I feel that Harvard...
  • Showtime Passes On 'The Kennedys'

    01/12/2011 3:32:28 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 01/12/2011 | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    Hope for U.S. distribution of Joel Surnow's 8-part miniseries The Kennedys is fast fading away. Showtime has just passed on the project, which was cancelled by its original network, History, on Friday. Showtime was considered The Kennedy's best shot for an airing on a traditional network in the U.S. because of 24 co-creator Surnow's long-standing relationship with Showtime's new programming chief David Nevins, who previously ran 24 producing company Imagine TV.
  • Kennedy's exit from Congress leaves a family void (Goodbye Kennedys)

    12/26/2010 2:44:21 PM PST · by seanmerc · 126 replies · 33+ views ^ | 26 Dec 10 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedys have held congressional seats, the presidency and the public's imagination for more than 60 years. That era ends when Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island vacates his U.S. House seat next month, leaving a City Council post in California as Camelot's sole remaining political holding.
  • Capitol Hill's 'Camelot' era coming to an end; Republican could replace last Kennedy in office

    10/30/2010 3:08:24 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies
    Copyright 2010 The Washington Times, LLC. ^ | Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times
    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. Two years ago, it would have been unthinkable that both seats held by Kennedys could go Republican. But Scott Brown's January election in Mass paved the way for the GOP who are hoping state Rep. John J. Loughlin II will win the race for Patrick's House seat. "There is extreme voter unrest about the liberal, big-government, agenda that is bankrupting our nation," said Eric Fehrnstrom, the architect of Mr. Brown's win--now a strategist with Loughlin's campaign. "People are beginning to wake up to the fact that our country is on the brink of financial ruin and RI...
  • Cat fight: Palin continues to poke Michelle Obama (Poor Moochelle!)

    10/15/2010 8:52:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Huliq ^ | October 15, 2010 | Dave Masko
    EUGENE, Oregon People in this mostly liberal community are looking forward to a possible visit by First Lady Michelle Obama when the president visits Oregon on Oct. 20 to stump for Democratic governor candidate John Kitzhaber. Michelle Obamas only brother, Craig Robinson, works in nearby Corvallis as the Oregon State University basketball coach. Palin uses fear and trash talk to hit at Obamas wife Even though Michelle Obama is not running for office, she is a clear target for big game hunter, and Republican spokeswoman Sarah Palin. In fact, Palin has been riding Mrs. Obama since the 2008 campaign...
  • Camelot Fade To Black: Patrick Kennedy Retires

    02/12/2010 10:25:01 AM PST · by BigChiefLtd · 51 replies · 773+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 2/12/10 | Gerry Ashley
    ...So we are now being told that Patrick Kennedy, the third child of Ted and Joan Kennedy, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives, representing Rhode Island. It would be easy to take a few parting shots at Patrick. But part of facing reality is giving up on facades, mirages and imagery. By the time Patrick came along, it was more like, Oh, God not another Kennedy!
  • Cooling The Kennedy Mystique

    02/08/2010 1:40:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1,215+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2010 | Phil Boehmke
    The Kennedy clan has to be wondering lately, what the ____ (fill in blank) happened? The past year has not been kind to America's Royal Family. With yet another brutal winter storm having virtually shut down America's capital, our liberal friends in those snowy climbs will have ample time to pause and reflect on the demise of the Kennedys during the past year. First Caroline met with unexpected criticism in her quest to fill Hillary Clinton's term in the Senate, whereupon she withdrew from consideration. What the ____ (fill in blank) happened? She's JFK's daughter! She's Teddy's niece! Her uncle...
  • For moonbats, the end of an era(Camelot R.I.P.)

    02/04/2010 10:05:33 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 26 replies · 694+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 5, 2010 | Howie Carr
    To all of you Kennedy groupies out there, go find yourself a grief counselor. Call the Samaritans. As the sign on the Sagamore bridge says, suicide is not the answer. This morning, for the first time since January 1953, there is neither a Kennedy nor a Kennedy-family retainer representing Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate
  • Finally, Mr Brown Goes to Washington

    02/04/2010 12:16:10 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 599+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/4/10 | Howie Carr
    Dont worry, Paul Kirk, for the rest of your life, everyone will still be calling you Senator. Dont ask me why - its tradition or something. But now the rest of us can start our celebration - Sen. Scott Brown, (R-Mass). About damn time. I dont know what finally made Scott get on the stick. Was it the grumbling from his voters, or the column someone wrote in this paper yesterday? (Hint: the writers initials are HC.) Or was it that last tavern photo-op in Southie Tuesday night? I suspect it was the fatal glass of beer in Ward 6....
  • The statesman he became (Regurgitation Alert!)

    09/04/2009 7:11:33 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies · 430+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/28/2009 | Editorial Staff
    Perhaps the most fitting tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy came not from President Obama, who correctly called him one of the greatest senators in U.S. history, but from the man who lost last year's election: John McCain, the Arizona Republican, who was often the political polar opposite of his colleague from Massachusetts. Hours after Senator Kennedy lost his battle with a brain tumor late Tuesday, a tearful Mr. McCain called him the most effective member of the Senate - and nobody spoke to disagree. Both Mr. McCain and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) agreed that health-care reform would be...
  • Obama Photo Evokes Kennedy Moment (You Wish, Media!)

    09/03/2009 6:09:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 2,319+ views
    BBC ^ | 9/3/09
    The US White House has released a photograph of President Barack Obama's daughter Sasha sneaking up on her father as he works in the Oval Office. The image has drawn comparisons with the famous 1963 image of John F Kennedy Jnr playing underneath the Oval Office desk as his father reads documents. That picture helped create the image of "Camelot" associated with the Kennedys. Mr Obama has said being able to work and live at home is "one of the huge benefits of being president". The photograph, taken in early August and released through the official White House Flickr website,...
  • (Thursday Funnies) Kenney's memoir reveals remorse over "accident" (Mary Jo)

    09/03/2009 11:28:43 AM PDT · by meandog · 27 replies · 1,939+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9.3.09
    NEW YORK - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy wrote in a memoir being published this month that he made terrible decisions after the 1969 car crash that killed Mary Jo Kopechne, but said he was never romantically involved with her
  • Obama Savours His Own White House Camelot In Photo Homage To Kennedy

    09/02/2009 3:01:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies · 1,628+ views
    September 3, 2009 Obama savours his own White House Camelot in photo homage to Kennedy Tim Reid in Washington [Pic in URL] It is a clear homage to perhaps the most iconic White House photograph. Almost 46 years after the world first saw two-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr playing under the Oval Office desk as his father worked, the White House has released a picture of Sasha Obama, 8, hiding behind a sofa as President Obama reads briefing papers at the same desk. According to the White House, Sasha is sneaking up on her father as he nears the end...
  • Camelot continues: Caroline Kennedy finds her voice for beloved uncle Teddy

    08/31/2009 12:53:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 65 replies · 2,447+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, August 29th 2009 | David Saltonstall
    The last time many people heard Caroline Kennedy, she was a tentative, tongue-tied U.S. Senate hopeful from New York. But Friday night - as Kennedy remembered her late uncle at a presidential library in Boston that bears her slain father's name - she was an eloquent, loving niece, and perhaps the last living link to the age of Camelot. Poised despite her grief, Caroline recalled the many times her uncle offered her words of support - and similar encouragement to his other 27 other nieces and nephews. She recalled on the night he died looking out at the ocean he...
  • Ted Kennedy's wife good fit for Senate seat, say pols (PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!)

    08/31/2009 3:53:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 68 replies · 1,562+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/31/2009 | Michael Saul
    Vicki Kennedy should be considered as a potential interim replacement for her late husband in the U.S. Senate, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle said Sunday. "I think Vicki ought to be considered," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said on CNN's "State of the Union." "She's a very brilliant lawyer. She's a very solid individual," Hatch said of Sen. Edward Kennedy's widow. "She certainly made a difference in Ted's life, let me tell you. And I have nothing but great respect for her." Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), a close friend of Ted Kennedy, said he too would be supportive of...

    08/30/2009 3:17:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 1,208+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 29, 2009 | Kyle Smith
    If the Kennedy Era in American politics is over, instead of just taking a breather (Joseph P. Kennedy II has been mentioned as a possible candidate for his Uncle Ted's Senate seat), what did it mean? Character failings are not irrelevant to how well one serves the public; it was because of Chappaquiddick that Ted Kennedy was defeated by Robert Byrd as Democratic party whip in the Senate in 1971. But defenders are so quick to dismiss these issues, so let's stick to policy instead, and see if the liberal argument that Kennedy's political work made up for his personal...

    08/29/2009 2:41:27 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 38 replies · 1,049+ views
    N/A ^ | 9/22/09 | A Navy Vet
    Is Ted still dead? Poor guy, he died. Here's a clue for everyone on the entire planet - WE ALL DIE! The question amongst men of honor is how we lived our lives. Personally, I believe the Ted Kennedy was a man of dis-honor, and a socialist who has done more harm to our Constitutional principles than any other politician in my lifetime of some 60 years. And guess what? I get to say, I hated the man when he was alive and still hate him being dead!. What is with people who can despise a person during their living...
  • New Republic Speculates Patrick Kennedy Could Grow Into Great Political Leader

    08/28/2009 6:15:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies · 2,740+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 28, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    When one first looks at this article in The New Republic speculating about if Ted Kennedy's son, Patrick Kennedy, could grow into a great political leader, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking it was a satirical story written by either Scott Ott or some other humor columnist. However the name of the author is Jason Zengerle and he is being dead serious which actually makes it funnier than any intentionally satirical story could be. What makes Zengerle's article especially funny is that he provides absolutely no proof that Patrick Kennedy displays the slightest bit of political leadership. In fact, Zengerle...
  • Jackie [Kennedy] half brother indicted on child porn charges

    08/26/2009 11:54:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 1,157+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 8/26/2009
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' half brother, who as a boy carried her wedding train up the aisle but later became estranged from her, has been indicted on felony charges of possessing child pornography in Oregon. James Auchincloss was indicted Tuesday by a Jackson County grand jury in Medford on 25 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse resulting from the alleged duplication and possession of child pornography. Auchincloss, 62, did not immediately return messages left on his home phone and cell phone. His attorney, Carl Caplan of Medford, also did not return phone messages. Deputy District Attorney David Hoppe said a plea...
  • Reflections on Ted Kennedy

    08/26/2009 4:31:10 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 10 replies · 628+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 26, 2009 | Peter Collier
    This post was written by Peter Collier. When I traveled briefly with the press corps covering Ted Kennedys abortive run against Jimmy Carter for the 1980 Democratic Presidential nomination, one of the stops was in Los Angeles for a campaign speech to MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. The Kennedys had considered this constituency to be in their pocket since 1968, when Bobby made Caesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers part of his coalition and cause. On this particular evening in 1980, therefore, Teddy talked to his Hispanic audience as if they were family. At one...
  • Caroline Kennedy loses Uncle Ted and Camelot dims

    08/26/2009 10:54:59 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 2,124+ views
    Examiner ^ | August 26, 2009 | Rita Watson
    As the nation mourns Senator Edward M. Kennedy, we will again be reminded of his last major political alliance -- bringing Caroline, his shy niece, into the limelight to support Barack Obama. It was hoped that she would then follow in the Kennedy footsteps and make a push for the powerful Senate seat in New York. For a variety of reasons, she withdrew at the 11th hour. Dems embrace dynasty politics - Charles Mahtesian - But as the last surviving Kennedy brother, Uncle Ted still had plans for Caroline, an ambassadorship was whispered. Then came the news: "Vatican sources...
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • Ted Kennedy Dies of Brain Cancer at Age 77

    08/25/2009 10:22:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 297 replies · 12,591+ views
    ABC ^ | 2009-08-26
    Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy, the youngest Kennedy brother who was left to head the family's political dynasty after his brothers President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, has died at age 77.