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  • Newt Gingrich to Debate John Kerry on Climate Change

    04/06/2007 2:56:13 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 88 replies · 4,825+ views
    FOX news online ^ | April 05, 2007
    WASHINGTON — Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich will face off next week with Sen. John Kerry in a debate over climate change. The debate is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
  • Kerry's Swift Retribution (moves to bork swiftboat doner)

    03/07/2007 8:08:32 AM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 1,705+ views
    The country long ago moved beyond John Kerry's Presidential ambitions, but the Senator, as he seems never to tire of reminding us, has not. Now Mr. Kerry's throbbing grievances jeopardize President Bush's nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Belgium. Last week Sam Fox, a 77-year-old St. Louis businessman, sat before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for a confirmation hearing widely expected to be uncontroversial. But in the 2004 campaign, Mr. Fox gave $50,000 to the Kerry opposition group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. After some desultory questioning about "the image of America in Europe," Mr. Kerry solicited Mr. Fox's opinions as...
  • A new Raleigh life for Kerry (kick him when he's down)

    02/09/2007 8:14:47 AM PST · by nctexan · 21 replies · 1,208+ views
    News & Observer ^ | Feb 08, 2007 | Jim Jenkins
    Well, it just tears you up, yes it does, to read about the loneliness of Sen. John Kerry. The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, reports The New York Times, is rather forlorn these days. It seems he was never really a team player in the Senate, a bit cold and aloof y'know, and when he made a speech in the Senate announcing he wasn't going to run for president next time out, only two senators were in attendance -- his Massachusetts colleague Ted Kennedy and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Pundits are feasting on Kerry's failures as if he were...
  • Kerry, Dodd to travel to Iraq (Iraqi sandwich?)

    12/13/2006 8:01:05 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 53 replies · 964+ views
    Boston Glib ^ | 12/13/06 | Andrew Miga
    Kerry, whose botched joke about U.S. troops in Iraq dealt a blow to his presidential ambitions, will travel to Iraq to meet with soldiers, political leaders and military officials. "I've talked to plenty of guys who've come back from Iraq, who are there now, who understand exactly what happened," Kerry said of his joke in a telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. "They laugh at it." The Iraq stop will be part of a nine-day Mideast trip that includes stops in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Israel.
  • After 'botched joke,' former presidential hopeful Kerry assessing prospects for another run

    12/01/2006 10:06:36 AM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 64 replies · 1,189+ views
    IHT ^ | Dec 1, 2006 | Staff
    [snip] Behind the scenes, Kerry apparently has been having doubts, calling current and former Democratic confidantes to inquire just how much his gaffe hurt his presidential chances, according to several Democrats who spoke on condition of anonymity because the conversations were private. Kerry, who turns 63 later this month, had been planning to announce a comeback campaign in December or January. He had thrown himself into helping his party reclaim Congress in the midterm election, campaigning for roughly 80 House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates. [snip] Nonetheless, Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, hope to boost their public reemergence with...
  • John Kerry says it's time to move on from his botched joke on Iraq

    11/30/2006 10:01:30 AM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 212 replies · 6,555+ views
    IHT ^ | Nov 30, 2006 | Staff
    WASHINGTON: Enough with The Joke, John Kerry says. The Massachusetts senator and former Democratic presidential nominee said Wednesday night that it is time to move on from his botched attempt at humor before the Nov. 7 congressional elections. Kerry had said people might get "stuck in Iraq" if they do not study hard and do their homework. He said he was trying to poke fun at President George W. Bush, but Bush and others accused him of criticizing the troops. "This is getting silly," Kerry said on CNN's "Larry King Live." "The country needs to think about a policy that...
  • Kerry earned his place outside the spotlight [“ ... an unproductive troublemaker.”]

    11/18/2006 7:04:50 AM PST · by johnny7 · 38 replies · 1,643+ views
    The Williamsport Sun-Gazette ^ | November 18, 2006 | Editorial
    The campaign season is over, but we cannot let pass Massachusetts Senator and still bitter presidential wanna-be John Kerry’s insult of our troops when he declared on a campus stop that students need to do well, or else “you get stuck in Iraq.” His completely in-character gaffe brought deserved condemnation, including some from leading Democrats.Kerry disappeared from the campaign trail, so as not to be a “distraction” to Democratic campaigns. But before he left he issued a non-apology apology in which he failed to actually apologize for the insult. He said: “I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to...
  • Tossing Kerry overboard

    11/17/2006 11:59:13 AM PST · by charbookguy · 34 replies · 2,115+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | John Burtis
    John “Live Shot” Kerry remained in the shadows between two pillars, as his party abandoned him in the building where he had made his bones as a Winter Soldier, humiliating the men in uniform his party would again heedlessly abandon in a foreign field without his help, save as a cipher. And as Dingy Harry, Dick Turban and Chuck, and that other woman he couldn’t quite place, marched to their destiny, John Kerry scuttled away in the cool darkness of the corridors which once welcomed him with hellos, hand shakes, and how do you do’s. Later, in the privacy of...
  • PLEASE CAPTION THIS PHOTO

    11/14/2006 1:36:04 PM PST · by Checkers · 164 replies · 5,632+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 11/14/2004 | NA
  • Babs’ Dem lovefest hits high note at Kerry soirée

    10/28/2006 4:20:31 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 19 replies · 1,011+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Oct 24, 2006 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Barbra Streisand made a political pit stop at the palatial pad of Sen. John Kerry the other night, shortly after the Demmie diva mocked President Bush from the stage at the TD Banknorth Garden. According to our Streisand spies, the Funny Girl and her hubby, James Brolin, pulled up to 19 Louisburg Square after midnight in a rather un-divalike minivan for a late-night supper and political gabfest with her fave Boston liberal and his daughter, Alexandra. Earlier in the evening, after belting out “Happy Days Are Here Again” during the soapbox portion of the show, Streisand told the throng “I...
  • Kerry: Bush assurance on Iraq a blunder [compared to his "bring it on" challenge to terrorists...]

    10/17/2006 2:07:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 897+ views
    Kerry: Bush assurance on Iraq a blunder By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago Democratic Sen. John Kerry said Tuesday that President Bush committed "a gigantic blunder" by giving top Iraqi officials assurances that U.S. forces would remain indefinitely in the war-torn country. Kerry argued that his 2004 rival should have pressured Iraqi leaders to set aside their differences and focus on making progress in assuming responsibility for security, a move that could lead to a reduction in U.S. troop levels. "The absence of pressure I find is an enormous blunder that gives the Iraqi politicians a free...
  • Democrats assail Bush's N. Korea policy [John Kerry - "shocking failure," .............]

    10/09/2006 4:26:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 1,837+ views
    Democrats assail Bush's N. Korea policy By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer 13 minutes ago Democrats seized on North Korea's brazen act to criticize President Bush's record in confronting the communist regime, contending the administration's focus on Iraq ignored legitimate threats. Democratic Sen. John Kerry, the president's rival in 2004 and a potential 2008 candidate, assailed Bush's policy as a "shocking failure," and said, "While we've been bogged down in Iraq where there were no weapons of mass destruction, a madman has apparently tested the ultimate weapon of mass destruction." One month before midterm elections, North Korea's reported nuclear test...
  • Kerry Urges Democrats to Fight Back (AP trashes Swiftboat Vets for Truth)

    09/22/2006 8:47:35 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 50 replies · 1,968+ views
    AP ^ | 9.22.06 | Will Lester
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth group was Sen. John Kerry's albatross in 2004. Now, the Democrat is warning his party about suffering the same fate in a fundraising letter. In 2004, the Swift Boat group, backed by Texas businessman Bob Perry, made unsubstantiated allegations about Kerry's Vietnam War heroism. The presidential nominee's slow and uncertain response is blamed for helping doom his White House bid.
  • Sen. John Kerry: 'Take Up God's Work as Our Own' (MAJOR Barf Alert!!!)

    09/19/2006 3:44:22 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 38 replies · 1,032+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 19 September 2006
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry on Monday urged people of faith to work cooperatively on problems such as poverty, global warming and reducing the number of abortions - "godly tasks" that transcend the nation's culture wars. In a speech laced with anecdotes of his own journey of faith, Kerry, a Roman Catholic, told students in a speech at Pepperdine University that "we can take up God's work as our own. "Shame on us if we use our faith to divide and alienate people from one another, or if we draft God into partisan service," Kerry said. "As God gives us the...
  • Another Kerry Email: "We Are the Troops" (Barf)

    09/12/2006 12:48:07 PM PDT · by ChuckShick · 59 replies · 1,393+ views
    John Kerry Email ^ | 9/12/06 | John Kerry
    Dear Friend, I remember when I was back home from Vietnam and veterans were speaking out against the Vietnam war policy, someone yelled at the vets: "You should support the troops." One of those veterans said simply: "Lady, we are the troops." With a war in Iraq gone horribly wrong and a Republican attack machine determined to smear those who speak out, there's nothing more important this fall than electing veterans to Congress who can speak out about Iraq with a special moral authority. And man, do we need them. Recently, John "Randy" Kuhl, a Republican incumbent House member from...
  • Kerry Channels Gore

    08/30/2006 6:32:16 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 20 replies · 877+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 30,2006
    Politics: In a fundraising e-mail, Sen. John Kerry charges that Ohio Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell tried to "suppress the Democratic vote." But it wasn't Blackwell who paid off registrars with cocaine. Kerry sent the e-mail to 100,000 Democratic donors Tuesday asking them to support U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland (news, bio, voting record) for governor of Ohio in his race against Secretary of State Blackwell. In it, echoing earlier charges that Blackwell stole the 2004 election for Bush in Ohio, Kerry charged Blackwell "used the power of his state office to try to intimidate Ohioans and suppress the Democratic vote."...
  • Romney, Kerry spar over fight on terror - Governor raps senator for criticizing Iraq war

    08/12/2006 6:42:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 73 replies · 1,785+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | August 12, 2006 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- The terrorist attack foiled by British authorities prompted a battle of words yesterday between a pair of presidential contenders from Massachusetts, with Governor Mitt Romney lashing out at Senator John F. Kerry for suggesting that the war in Iraq has harmed the nation's security. Kerry, the Democrats' 2004 presidential nominee, seized on news of the disrupted plot as a ``stark reminder" that Osama bin Laden remains at large and said it shows that Al Qaeda has ``grown in strength" since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ``Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda have succeeded in isolating the United...
  • Kerry on Rush and Israel

    07/22/2006 11:07:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 68 replies · 4,193+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/21/06
    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., got a little hot under the collar about Rush Limbaugh's analysis today suggesting Republicans are better friends for Israel than Democrats. "Rush Limbaugh s ignorance and willingness to divide Americans knows no bounds," Kerry said in a formal statement on his website just hours after the show ended. "His latest statement about Israel is beyond offensive to all of us who have fought to protect Israel in the face of enemies committed to its destruction." What did Limbaugh say that got Kerry so bent out of shape? Limbaugh said the most frequent guest in the Clinton...
  • Law targets those with unearned military medals (Stolen Valor Act)(MUST READ)

    07/02/2006 9:19:26 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies · 1,503+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 7-2-06 | Jason Cato
      Law targets those with unearned military medals By Jason Cato TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, July 2, 2006 Marine majors have accomplished plenty in the Corps' 230-year history, but tales from "The Terminator" just didn't add up. He'd been a SEAL, a sniper and a pilot. His stories were larger than life, and no one at the Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial in Oakland believed him. But it was the Navy Cross pinned to his dress blues that proved too much to stomach. "He had more battle activity than eight guys together," Ron Gancas, museum president, said about John...
  • It's Swiftboating Season

    06/30/2006 8:36:37 AM PDT · by siddude · 56 replies · 1,647+ views
    During her husband's presidency, Hillary Clinton liked to complain about persecution at the hands of the "vast right-wing conspiracy." She took for granted, of course, ideological support from the dominant liberal mass media. Ever short on reasoned rebuttal, liberaldom has now come up a new buzzword to rationalize legitimate criticism. It's "swiftboating." A recent letter to the editor from a livid Boulderite (where else?) complained that, "University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill is clearly the latest focus of a 'swift boat'-style campaign. Each of us should be asking ourselves, 'Who's next?' " She then went on to lambaste the Rocky...
  • O'Reilly Factor Guests

    06/28/2006 12:36:33 PM PDT · by pookie18 · 156 replies · 2,851+ views
    Bill O'Reilly | 6/28/06 | e-mail
    Tonight: Tony Snow. Tomorrow night: John Francoise Kerry.
  • Papal Nuncio Gives Communion to John Kerry - Likely Unintentional

    06/26/2006 1:55:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 180 replies · 1,841+ views
    LifeSite ^ | June 26, 2006
    WASHINGTON, June 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the installation Mass of the new Archbishop of Washington, Donald W. Wuerl, Thursday, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the representative of Pope Benedict XVI, was seen giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion Senator and former Presidential candidate John Kerry.  The incident was reported by the Catholic News Service (CNS), the official news service of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.CNS states: "During the Mass, Kerry, who supports keeping abortion legal, received Communion in the hand from Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States and Pope Benedict XVI's representative to the U.S. bishops."LifeSiteNews.com formally requested...
  • Kerry outlines updated energy plan

    06/26/2006 8:10:17 AM PDT · by Explorer24 · 51 replies · 1,440+ views
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2006 | Glen Johnson,
    With sky-high gasoline prices providing a fresh perspective, Sen. John Kerry on Monday unveiled an energy plan reprising themes from his 2004 presidential campaign. The Massachusetts Democrat called for reducing oil imports, increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels and focusing on cutting greenhouse gas emissions
  • Man Charged for Wearing Medals Prosecutors Say He Didn't Earn

    06/23/2006 1:49:55 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 106 replies · 1,837+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | June 23, 2006 | Staff Writer from AP
    FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A 60-year-old man faces a federal trial for wearing military medals or decorations that prosecutors say he did not earn. William James Richardson, of North Fond du Lac, is charged with a misdemeanor of knowingly wearing a badge authorized by Congress for the country's armed forces without authorization, the federal court in Milwaukee said. Trial was set for Aug. 3 by Judge Aaron E. Goodstein at a hearing on Tuesday. No plea has been entered yet. Richardson said that former members of the Fond du Lac American Legion, of which he is a member,...
  • Who has Geno's sign?

    06/14/2006 2:04:48 PM PDT · by knarf · 24 replies · 894+ views
    Geno's | June 14, 2006 | knarf
    I've seen pictures of the sign, the place and the man ... But .. who has a printable replica of the sign
  • Kerry demands US troop pullout - Regrets his vote for war resolution ("I WAS WRONG")

    06/14/2006 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 117 replies · 1,791+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 14, 2006 | Rick Klein, Globe Staff
    WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry is placing himself at the center of congressional action over the war in Iraq this week with a crisply worded resolution to require President Bush to withdraw almost all US troops by the end of this year. The measure has exposed Kerry to attacks from Republicans and some Democrats, as critics rushed to tag the plan as a ``cut-and-run" strategy. But it also has made him a rallying point for antiwar activists. The sweeping resolution amounts to the senator's sharpest condemnation of the war and his broadest repudiation of his own vote to authorize...
  • Clinton, Pelosi, Kerry, Vilsack to Address Thousands of Progressives Tuesday (here's the BARF ALERT)

    06/12/2006 4:50:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies · 285+ views
    Clinton, Pelosi, Kerry, Vilsack to Address Thousands of Progressives Tuesday 6/12/2006 6:16:00 PM To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Toby Chaudhuri or Noreen Nielsen, 202-955-5665 News Advisory: -- Clinton, Pelosi, Kerry, Vilsack to Address Thousands of Progressives Tuesday -- "Take Back America" Organizers Announce Day 2 Media Events Schedule The Campaign for America's Future today released details for the second day of the organization's "Take Back America" conference. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. will address thousands of progressive leaders and activists on Monday morning and Gov. Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, will...
  • Vietnam POWs React to Times/Kerry Article

    06/07/2006 1:59:16 PM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies · 1,715+ views
    Seawaves ^ | 6/7/06
    Washington June 7, 2006 - "It isn't about medals, it's about honor betrayed," retired Air Force Col. George E. "Bud" Day said today, responding to the New York Times' report that Sen. John Kerry is attempting to resurrect his disputed Vietnam service and decorations as he readies for another Presidential campaign. "The New York Times would be wise to stop dodging the real issue behind the veteran animus towards Mr. Kerry. He is anathema for a vast majority of Vietnam veterans who believe he betrayed them 35 years ago," Col. Day said. A former Vietnam POW (1967-73) and Medal of...
  • Of Swift boats and truth [“ ...a Rovian strategy”]

    06/07/2006 7:53:33 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 67 replies · 1,628+ views
    The Register-Guard(OR) ^ | June 6, 2006 | Editorial
    One needn't be a John Kerry-should-have-been-president diehard to support the 2004 Democratic nominee's long-overdue effort to clear his name from vicious attacks on his military service during the Vietnam War. Granted, nearly two years have passed since Kerry's failed bid for the presidency - and more than three decades since U.S. troops fought in Vietnam. But Kerry has every right to defend his meritorious record against the smear campaign waged by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
  • The “Real” Reason Kerry lost—Remembering and Honoring Vietnam’s Heroes.

    05/29/2006 6:03:13 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 27 replies · 1,059+ views
    Vanity | May 29, 2006 | NamVet66
    The “Real” Reason Kerry lost—Remembering and Honoring Vietnam’s Heroes. With newspaper reports (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1639667/posts) of John (The Snake) Kerry out to prove his claims about his exploits in Vietnam and thereby, intending to discredit the Swift Boat Vets (and by association, all of the rest of us Vietnam Vets who opposed him, more so, for his actions after he returned from Nam) I thought it appropriate to post this, on this Solemn Day of Commemoration. I composed this poem and posted it on the eve before the last election (November 1st) and I believe it speaks for itself. God Bless (and...
  • Kerry Yellow (John Kerry Bash)

    06/02/2006 7:07:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    the American Spectator ^ | 6/2/2006 | David Holman
    A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER HE LOST the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry can't get enough of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. No matter the occasion, he doesn't miss an opportunity to parade his campaign wounds, however incoherently and obsessively. Supporting an Iraqi war vet running as a Democrat for Henry Hyde's congressional seat? "I know something firsthand about the Swift Boat-style Republican attack ads of the last election -- but you don't have to take my word for it," Senator Kerry wrote in a March fundraising e-mail, on behalf of Tammy Duckworth, an amputee whom no one...
  • Editorial: Kerry takes up the Swift Boat charges Raised Eyebrow Alert)

    06/03/2006 1:36:30 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 78 replies · 2,470+ views
    Minneapolis Star/Tribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 6/03/06 | Editorial Opinion
    Most of the controversies from the wild 2004 presidential campaign have long been forgotten. But one is coming back, the New York Times reported this week, and we're glad it is: Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, is joining an effort to debunk the many attacks on his service in Vietnam more than two decades earlier. Kerry is a holder of three purple hearts, a bronze star and a silver star, all awarded in a four-month stint aboard Navy swift boats in Vietnam's Mekong delta.
  • Swiftboating as hate term

    06/02/2006 4:10:30 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 47 replies · 1,698+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2006 | R. Emmett Tyrrell
    As we watch the left of the Democratic Party press its case to return to the top of the heap in American politics, or at least evade the fate of the Dodo, we have ever more evidence validating an insight on which I stake my reputation as a political seer. To wit: partisan politics more often falls under the professional expertise of the psychiatrist than that of the political scientist. A learned shrink can often tell us more about a political issue than any other professional, not excluding a swami or a voodoo priest. Consider the ongoing controversy over Sen....
  • Kerry Attacks Bush Over Iraq Policies (will call for withdrawl by end of year)

    06/02/2006 9:06:05 AM PDT · by slowhand520 · 61 replies · 1,354+ views
    Kerry Attacks Bush Over Iraq Policies The administration's choice of confrontation instead of diplomacy has harmed the U.S., the senator says in a speech in Los Angeles. By Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writer June 2, 2006 Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) harshly criticized the Bush administration for "disdaining diplomacy" in favor of a confrontational and unilateral foreign policy that has hurt the United States' standing around the world and made it less safe. In a speech Thursday in Los Angeles, the former (and perhaps future) Democratic Party presidential candidate warned that the mistakes of Iraq must not be repeated in the...
  • Kerry Pressing Swiftboat Case, Long After Loss ["They lied and lied and lied about everything,"]

    05/27/2006 10:22:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 372 replies · 8,365+ views
    Kerry Pressing Swiftboat Case, Long After Loss By KATE ZERNIKE John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: "Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia." He moves on to the photographs: his boat leaving the base at Ha Tien, Vietnam; the harbor; the mountains fading frame by frame as the boat heads north; the special operations team the boat was ferrying across the border; the men reading maps and setting off flares. "They gave me a hat," Mr. Kerry says. "I have the hat to this day," he declares, rising to pull it from his...
  • "Sen. John Kerry on the fence . . ."

    05/20/2006 1:35:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 84 replies · 1,983+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, May 20, 2006 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    Sen. John Kerry on the fence . . . By Boston Herald editorial staff Saturday, May 20, 2006 Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), fresh from the ongoing Senate debate over an immigration bill, offered the following explanation of his vote in favor of 370 miles of fence at the U.S.-Mexican border (estimated cost $3 million a mile) at yesterday’s New England Council breakfast: “I voted for it because, first of all, a lot of it is the repair of the existing fence. A lot of it is just in the Arizona area, where we have the worst problem, the most numbers...
  • Kerry Accuses White House of Intolerance [habit of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic....]

    05/06/2006 1:39:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies · 1,792+ views
    Kerry Accuses White House of Intolerance By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago Sen. John Kerry accused the Bush administration on Saturday of stirring up a "spirit of intolerance" to suppress dissent over the war in Iraq. Kerry said the Bush administration is targeting opponents of the Iraq war in much the same way he was attacked for protesting failed policies in Vietnam in the 1970s. "Dismissing dissent is not only wrong but dangerous when America's leadership is unwilling to admit mistakes, unwilling to engage in honest discussion and unwilling to hold itself accountable for the consequences of...
  • ABC to Air Bird Flu Made-for-TV-Movie [Looks Like Kerry's Got Work - See Photo!]

    05/01/2006 9:30:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 1,192+ views
    he Associated Press WASHINGTON - Bodies piling up so quickly it takes dump trucks to haul them away. Barbed wire to keep whole neighborhoods quarantined. It's Hollywood's version of bird flu, a blur of fact and fiction that some scientists say could confuse the public. "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America," an ABC made-for-television movie, airs May 9, just as scientists are to begin testing of wild birds in Alaska that could herald the arrival of bird flu in North America. Scientists fear the bird flu virus could evolve so it could be passed from human to human, sparking a...
  • Kerry: Bin Laden Is Bush's Failure (Loser Kerry talks again)

    04/24/2006 2:41:19 PM PDT · by Armed Civilian · 46 replies · 982+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 24, 2006 | By ED O'KEEFE
    April 23, 2006 — In an exclusive interview, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., told ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" that the latest purported recording from Osama bin Laden "underscores the failure of [the Bush] administration to capture" the terror leader. "Osama Bin Laden is loose today because we allowed him to escape at Tora Bora," said Kerry, echoing a statement often heard during his failed 2004 presidential bid.
  • Listen up, presidential bidder -- second time rarely a charm

    04/23/2006 6:55:27 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 27 replies · 509+ views
    ContraCostaTimes ^ | Apr. 23, 2006 | Margaret Talev
    CONCORD, N.H. - While Democratic strategists debate which new face they should rally around to try to retake the White House in 2008 -- Sen. Hillary Clinton or perhaps a less controversial man with experience as a governor -- at least two Democrats who had their shot and lost are laying the groundwork for another try. Sen. John Kerry and his former running mate, John Edwards, both have said they are seriously considering another run. Former Vice President Al Gore, who lost to President Bush in the contested 2000 race, has discouraged the notion he will run again. Gore isn't...
  • Kerry accuses Bush of stifling dissent

    04/22/2006 1:29:53 PM PDT · by Panerai · 146 replies · 2,416+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 04/22/2006 | Mark Pratt
    Those who disagree with the Bush administration's policies in Iraq face the same scornful charges that they are unpatriotic as Sen. John Kerry did 35 years ago when he spoke out against the Vietnam War, the Massachusetts Democrat said Saturday. "I have come here today to reaffirm that it was right to dissent in 1971 from a war that was wrong. And to affirm that it is both a right and an obligation for Americans today to disagree with a President who is wrong, a policy that is wrong, and a war in Iraq that weakens the nation," Kerry said...
  • Kerry Lashes Out At Bush (calling them "the Katrina Administration" and "the most incompetent..)

    04/07/2006 2:10:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 1,985+ views
    Kerry Lashes Out At Bush (AP) NEW YORK A defiant Sen. John Kerry on Friday lashed out sharply against President Bush and his team of advisers, calling them "the Katrina Administration" and "the most incompetent people I've ever seen." The Massachusetts Democrat and 2004 presidential nominee also suggested Republicans hope to scuttle comprehensive immigration legislation pending in the U.S. Senate in order to prevent immigrants from becoming voters. Kerry made the remarks via teleconference at a breakfast gathering of the National Action Network, an advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who competed against Kerry in the 2004 Democratic...
  • US should set two deadlines leading to Iraq pullout: John Kerry

    04/05/2006 1:38:00 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 50 replies · 899+ views
    yahoo news ^ | Wed Apr 5, 8:55 AM ET | unknown
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States should set a May 15 deadline for Iraqis to form a unity government and then plan to withdraw its troops by year's end, Democratic Senator and former presidential candidate John Kerry said in commentary published in The New York Times. "If Iraqis aren't willing to build a unity government in the five months since the election, they're probably not willing to build one at all. The civil war will only get worse, and we will have no choice anyway but to leave," Kerry said. Joining a growing chorus criticizing the US-led occupation of Iraq,...
  • Kerry urges immigration reform (in Dem Radio Address)

    04/01/2006 2:01:13 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 48 replies · 972+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | April 1, 2006 | Sen. John Kerry
    Full text of Democratic radio address: "Good morning. I am Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts. "This week Senate Democrats won an important victory toward comprehensive immigration reform that honors the contributions of immigrants and provides real security for America. "The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bi-partisan immigration bill that: 1) provides a path toward citizenship for undocumented immigrants, 2) re-unites families, and 3) strengthens border security. "Democrats made sure that the Dream Act was included, so that young people who have spent most of their lives in the United States, who believe in our country, who have stayed out of...
  • 'Demanding' Kerry Won't Do Ketchup

    03/28/2006 5:10:52 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 57 replies · 1,323+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 29 March 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    John Kerry’s list of travel demands makes Dick Cheney "look like a travelin’ rube,” according to the Smoking Gun, an online site that has obtained both the vice president’s and Senator Kerry’s lists of demands. Kerry’s demand list was compiled during the 2004 presidential campaign and circulated by the would-be president’s advance team to prepare hotels for a Kerry visit. The documents reveal that Kerry "hates celery,” and instructs, "NEVER order Tomato based products OR sandwiches [sic].” Thus, ketchup, the condiment that made Mrs. Heinz Kerry’s previous husband enormously wealthy, is out of the question. Kerry does like fruits –...
  • Iraqi diplomat gave U.S. prewar WMD details

    03/20/2006 4:32:06 PM PST · by mathprof · 19 replies · 1,133+ views
    nbc ^ | 3/20/06 | Aram Roston, Lisa Myers
    Saddam's foreign minister told CIA the truth, so why didn't agency listen? In the period before the Iraq war, the CIA and the Bush administration erroneously believed that Saddam Hussein was hiding major programs for weapons of mass destruction. Now NBC News has learned that for a short time the CIA had contact with a secret source at the highest levels within Saddam Hussein’s government, who gave them information far more accurate than what they believed. It is a spy story that has never been told before, and raises new questions about prewar intelligence. What makes the story significant is...
  • Gore vs. Hillary

    03/18/2006 11:37:47 AM PST · by Milhous · 37 replies · 1,313+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Mar 18, 2006 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic insiders take seriously a possible new try for the presidency by Al Gore and say he is capable of raising more money than the presumptive front-runner, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's team has attempted to foreclose conventional Democratic money sources, drying up funding for her potential presidential rivals. She has $17.1 million cash on hand, more than any other possible candidate. Her current fund-raising tour is aimed at an additional $40 million.  However, party operatives believe former Vice President Gore can outdo Clinton through unconventional fund-raising on the Internet. By campaigning left of Clinton, Gore appeals to ardent...
  • Identify all of "General" Nagin's ribbons(Photo Phun)

    03/01/2006 5:26:54 AM PST · by usmcobra · 131 replies · 4,111+ views
    various pics | self
  • Kennedy, Kerry flew private jets

    02/13/2006 4:24:22 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 37 replies · 1,405+ views
    Kennedy, Kerry flew private jets WASHINGTON The state's two U-S Senators enjoyed several flights on corporate-owned jets last winter. Those perks are getting new attention as Congress embraces lobbying reforms amid the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal. In one trip, Senator Edward Kennedy was whisked to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic aboard a Fisher Scientific International corporate jet. Senator John Kerry and two political aides flew from Salt Lake City to a retreat for campaign donors and staff at his family's Idaho vacation home on a plane supplied by a real estate financing and investment firm. Private air charters can...
  • Ann Coulter Speaks, Crowd Erupts

    02/11/2006 1:56:55 PM PST · by george76 · 374 replies · 13,958+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/10/06 | Ivy J. Sellers
    Ann Coulter...was definitely Friday’s biggest draw at CPAC 2006. From the get-go the conservative columnist had the crowd cheering and was frequently interrupted by applause. Many of Coulter’s talking points came from recent news events -- such as “the great Danish cartoon caper” and President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees. “Muslims are the only group who kill because people call them violent,” she said of Islam’s rage over the printing of Muhammad cartoons. Speaking about the nation's highest court, Coulter not only expressed elation at Justice Samuel Alito’s confirmation, she also shared her feelings on Chief Justice John Roberts ... She...