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  • St. Louis County police apologize to black family for 'headless horseman' remark

    08/22/2013 8:37:05 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 52 replies ^ | August 22, 2013 | Joel Currier
    St. Louis County police have apologized for a white officer’s reference to the “headless horseman” while questioning a black family Friday about what they were doing at a home in the Mehlville area. Dale C. Watson, 47, of St. Louis, said in an interview Tuesday that while he appreciates the apology, he wants the police department to discipline the officer and take steps to prevent similar behavior by its officers. Watson said he, his wife, his nephew and his niece were fixing up a foreclosed home on Shady Green Drive for a real estate firm Friday morning when two St....
  • Unemployment Rate Rises to 9%, State-Run Media Cheers Obama

    05/09/2011 3:24:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | May 6, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The news media today, gosh, the unemployment rate's up to 9%, and they're celebrating. They're talking about some of the strongest job growth, with 244,000 new jobs, 62,000 of them from Mickey D's, 62,000 from McDonald's. Now, remember in the past, those jobs have been impugned by the Democrats and the left as meaningless, futureless hamburger flipper jobs without health care. Folks, I'll tell you, if we had our news media of today back in the days of Herbert Hoover we would have never had a Depression, because it woulda never been reported as a depression. This isn't even...
  • John Kerry: 'Standing Up' for Harry Reid ... and Getting it Wrong (Video)

    04/29/2007 6:41:45 AM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies · 1,291+ views
    The New Editor ^ | April 28, 2007 | Tom Elia
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has a piece at The Huffington Post called, "Standing with Harry Reid," where Kerry writes that "the [Republicans are] going after my friend and Majority Leader Harry Reid" who is being "unfairly attacked" for his comments on Iraq. Kerry writes: ... the worst part is, the whole attack is based on a completely out-of-context quote. This is what Harry Reid really said, "And as long as we follow the President's path in Iraq, the war is lost. But there is still a chance to change course - and we must change course." Any questions? Well, yes,...
  • 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.
  • In S.F., Kerry blasts critics of Pelosi's Mideast trip

    04/06/2007 11:48:30 AM PDT · by james500 · 42 replies · 1,292+ views
    SF Chron ^ | Friday, April 6, 2007 | Carla Marinucci
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry came to the strong defense of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for her trip to the Mideast, saying in San Francisco that a high-profile critic of the trip, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has little credibility on the issue. Romney's "knowledge of foreign affairs extends to briefing papers -- not experience,'' Kerry said of the former Massachusetts governor. "I'd rather have Nancy Pelosi's input than his."
  • Bush bypasses Senate to name ambassador [Democrats had denounced Fox for his 2004 donation...]

    04/04/2007 1:48:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 286 replies · 8,687+ views
    Bush bypasses Senate to name ambassador By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago President Bush named Republican fundraiser Sam Fox as U.S. ambassador to Belgium on Wednesday, using a maneuver that allowed him to bypass Congress where Democrats had derailed Fox's nomination. Democrats had denounced Fox for his 2004 donation to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The group's TV ads, which claimed that Sen. John Kerry exaggerated his military record in Vietnam, were viewed as a major factor in the Massachusetts Democrat losing the election. Recognizing Fox did not have the votes to obtain Senate confirmation, Bush...
  • Kerry Statement on Libby Guilty Verdict

    03/06/2007 11:17:05 AM PST · by KJC1 · 84 replies · 2,474+ views ^ | 03-06-2007 | John Kerry
    March 6, 2007 Kerry Statement on Libby Guilty Verdict WASHINGTON DC – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) today offered the following statement on the CIA Leak case, which reached a verdict in Washington today. “This verdict brings accountability at last for official deception and the politics of smear and fear,” Kerry said. “This trial revealed a no-holds barred White House attack machine aimed at anyone who stood in the way of their march to war with Iraq. It is time for President Bush to live up to his own promises and hold accountable anyone else who participated in this smear. It...
  • The Politics of Self-Pity (Kerry's wallowing in it)

    02/28/2007 2:18:15 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies · 1,726+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2007 | James Taranto
    "A Senate hearing that began with glowing tributes to a St. Louis businessman and his qualifications to become ambassador to Belgium turned bitterly divisive Tuesday after he was criticized for supporting a controversial conservative group," the Associated Press reports from Washington: Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., grilled nominee Sam Fox about why he donated $50,000 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 presidential race. . . . "Might I ask you what your opinion is with respect to the state of American politics as regards the politics of personal destruction?" Kerry asked near the end of the hearing...
  • Kerry can’t lose against this lineup of Senate wannabes

    01/26/2007 7:13:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 26 replies · 1,033+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/26/07 | Howie Carr
    Beat John Kerry? Are the Massachusetts Republicans crazy? Oh sure, it was a heady moment on Wednesday afternoon, when Liveshot pulled a Finneran on the Senate floor and started blubbering - and he hasn’t even been convicted of a felony. And then there were all the jokes on TV Wednesday night, like Dennis Miller on Fox saying that now Kerry can go back to his old job as a statue on Easter Island. But then the local GOP got carried away. The headline yesterday said the Republicans are “ready to pounce.” Pounce? That rhymes with bounce, as in out of...
  • Latest Iraq casualty: No more Kerry to kick around (Howie's take on ol' 'Live Shot')

    01/25/2007 9:12:04 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 15 replies · 920+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/25/07 | Howie Carr
    Now will the moonbats finally peel the old 2004 Kerry-Edwards bumperstickers off their Volvos? What a shame we won’t have John Forbes “Liveshot” Kerry to kick aroundanymore! From “Do you know who I am?” to “Do you know who I was?,” somewhere, Manny Ortiz weeps. Who will the windsurfing caucus back now? In Green Bay, they’re draping “Lambert Field” in black crepe. What happens tothe “magic hat” he wore during - yes, Christmas in Cambodia? Can he get back to training to run “again” in the Boston Marathon, not to mention hunting that 24-point buck that he claimed he stalked...
  • FNC: John Kerry Will NOT Run for President!!!

    01/24/2007 9:46:33 AM PST · by Howlin · 308 replies · 8,810+ views
    January 24, 2007
    Just breaking.......he's suppose to announce this today!
  • Jawn Carry - Looks Like 3rd BCT, 1st Cav, drew the short straw (More Pix)

    12/28/2006 8:40:55 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 20 replies · 1,009+ views
    Black Five ^ | 12/28/06 | Blackfive
    One reason that I'm reasonably sure that there won't be too many pictures of Senator Kerry with the troops is the PAO is well aware of what troops will do. So here are the pictures that are available so far, officially, from the US Army. Since no commanders volunteered to host Senator Kerry, I think it's safe to say that Colonel Sutherland drew the short straw for the suicide mission.
  • Caption Pic of John Kerry , Chris Dodd and Tzipi Livni

    12/21/2006 3:41:55 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 31 replies · 1,392+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 21,2001
    Israeli Foreign Minister Tzip Livni , left, meets with U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-Mass), right, and Christopher Dodd (D-Conn), center, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
  • Kerry Announces will hold off on Candidacy: Backers have deserted

    12/05/2006 8:52:19 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies · 2,274+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5 Dec 06 | FoxNews
    Just announced: Kerry will hold off until spring because all of his money people have backed off. (Translation: they think he's an idiot too.) (Translation2: Theresa cut his allowance.
  • 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...
  • Americans Don't Like John Kerry: Poll

    11/28/2006 7:00:46 AM PST · by kddid · 46 replies · 1,336+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Nov. 27, 2006 | Reuters
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry, mulling a second bid for the U.S. presidency, finished dead last in a poll released Monday on the likability of 20 top American political figures. Among those placing ahead of Kerry were about a dozen potential 2008 White House rivals, including Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona. "This is bad, bad news for Kerry," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Hamden, Connecticut, which conducted the survey. "Americans know who he is, and have pretty much decided they don't like him," said...
  • Poll: Giuliani, McCain, Obama rank high with voters, Kerry in last place

    11/27/2006 2:02:23 PM PST · by mathprof · 70 replies · 1,600+ views
    Northwest FL Daily News ^ | 11/27/06 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    Americans have the warmest feelings about former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, according to a poll released Monday that scores the popularity of national leaders. The Quinnipiac University's "thermometer reading," taken the week after the Nov. 7 election, asked voters to rate their feelings for 20 leaders on a scale of 0 to 100. Giuliani, a Republican weighing a presidential bid in 2008, scored the highest at 64.2. Obama and McCain, who are also considering a 2008 campaign, finished next at 58.8 and 57.7. President Bush was 15th out of...

    11/14/2006 1:36:04 PM PST · by Checkers · 164 replies · 5,632+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 11/14/2004 | NA
  • A mothers letter to Sen Kerry

    11/08/2006 11:05:59 AM PST · by LC HOGHEAD · 17 replies · 2,021+ views
    from a fallen marines mom
    Senator Kerry Nov. 1, 2006 Damn you. You are a bumbling idiot. My son, Cory, left the Computer Engineering Program at West Virginia University, a superlative educational institution to volunteer to serve in the United States Marine Corps. He made it to Recon in less than one year, completing over a dozen schools,finishing with top scores in every single one of them. Cory, along with every Recon Marine, was/is a brilliant young man. They all volunteered - there is no draft as there was when you were in the Armed Forces. Cory, along with 3 other Recon Marines, died as...
  • "We support those not as smart as John Kerry"- At the Army-Air Force Game

    11/04/2006 9:15:05 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 419 replies · 26,481+ views
    Blackfive ^ | 11-04-2006 | Blackfive
    A West Point Cadet sends this along with the photo below: I'm a cadet at West Point, and tonight at our game against the Air Force Academy, a big sign emerged, and it was shown to the Corps of Cadets, who cheered wildly, and then shown to the Air Force cadets, who also cheered.
  • Democrats ditch bungling Kerry

    11/01/2006 3:39:26 PM PST · by MadIvan · 127 replies · 4,156+ views
    The Times ^ | November 2, 2006 | Tom Baldwin
    Democrats stampeded over each other yesterday to disassociate themselves from John Kerry, their presidential candidate two years ago, who has handed Republicans an election lifeline with remarks implying US troops in Iraq are there because they are stupid.Senator Kerry, speaking to a group of students in California on Monday, said: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” A video of his speech was placed swiftly on the internet and then...
  • John Kerry Best Spin Contest

    10/31/2006 4:33:30 PM PST · by Man50D · 93 replies · 1,583+ views
    After listening to John Kerry this afternoon I am deeply disappointed how he handled defending his derogatory statements about our troops. I fully expected him to use far more imagination to spin his insults about our troops. I think Johnny is losing his touch. It's up to us to come up with some spins he can use attempting to defend the indefensible. I call Freepers to think of the most outlandish spin control for him. This will be a challenge trying to think like a socialist. All I ask is give it your best shot. There are no prizes only...
  • Caption this pic (Kerry talking down to Marine)

    10/31/2006 3:11:26 PM PST · by Screamname · 140 replies · 4,832+ views ^ | 10/31/2006 | Screamname
    Here`s a pic I saved from 2 years ago when sKerry was on the road campaigning and happened upon two Marines at a Wendys. I thought given his latest backstabbing comments, this pic should be properly captioned...
  • Fox News Clip of Kerry's non apology and Bush bashing

    10/31/2006 1:10:00 PM PST · by Grampa Dave · 229 replies · 7,547+ views ^ | 10/31/2006 | none

    10/31/2006 6:20:28 AM PST · by yankeedame · 41 replies · 1,730+ views
    Nealz Nuse ^ | October 31, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    JOHN KERRY'S OPINION ON MILITARY SERVICEThe Poodle recently told a group of college students the following: "You know, education...if you make the most of study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well...if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq." Well isn't that just so very special! Now we know what The Poodle things about all of your sons, daughters, fathers, brothers and sisters who are "stuck in Iraq."! They just couldn't cut it in school. They weren't smart enough. Now they have found themselves stuck in the military and...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Kerry Campaigns in district where Fla. congressman resigned

    09/30/2006 3:40:22 PM PDT · by quantim · 43 replies · 1,124+ views
    MIAMI Senator John Kerry is in Florida today, helping a Democratic hopeful in the district where the Republican Senator abruptly resigned. Representative Mark Foley was considered a shoo-in for re-election -- until it was revealed he had exchanged raunchy E-mails with a teenage page. Senator Kerry is headlining a fundraiser for Tim Mahoney, who may now have a better shot at winning. Kerry says the weekend is not about Foley's resignation. He says the people in Florida will make their own decision about that. Instead, Kerry says, the visit is about mustering support for state Democrats. Nationwide, the party needs...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Caption Pic of John Kerry

    06/26/2006 7:53:27 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 159 replies · 3,944+ views
    yahoo news ^ | june 26,2006
    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., acknowledges applause alongside his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry at Faneuil Hall, Monday, June 26, 2006, in Boston, where Kerry unveiled an energy plan reprising themes from his 2004 presidential campaign. Kerry called for reducing oil imports, increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels and focusing on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. (AP Photo/Julia Malakie)
  • 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 ( - 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." 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,...
  • Kerry honors former Nevada senator Hecht at memorial

    06/16/2006 1:42:12 PM PDT · by GI-Frog · 18 replies · 510+ views
    AP ^ | 6/14/06
    June 14, 2006 Kerry honors former Nevada senator Hecht at memorial ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS (AP) - Friends and family of former Nevada Sen. Chic Hecht gathered in Las Vegas Wednesday for a memorial service honoring the conservative politician best known for his upset victory and his verbal gaffes. Former Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John Kerry was among those who spoke at the service, praising Hecht's "humble, self-effacing" demeanor and bipartisanship. "Chic was one of the senators - and sadly you see fewer and fewer like him - who understood that you could be friends with a colleague and...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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...