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  • When Batman Dies

    05/09/2016 4:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 9, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV was a real-life Batman—a self-made superhero. On behalf of our troops and veterans, it is important to properly honor this 31-year-old Millennial—who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of ISIL thugs in Iraq last Tuesday—but was painted as the progeny of a pilferer. The Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” recipient courageously took on some 125 ISIS fighters and 20 assault vehicles to rescue a handful of U.S. military advisors. All of the advisors escaped—but their rescuer, Keating IV, was fatally hit. For this sacrifice, outlets like CNN honored Keating IV by telling the...
  • U.S. Officials Describe Fight That Killed Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV

    05/04/2016 6:42:32 PM PDT · by Syncopated · 15 replies, via USNI News ^ | 5/4/2016 |, via Sam LaGrone
    From the article: Keating was struck by direct fire, and although he was medevaced within the all-important golden hour, his wound was not survivable, Warren said. No other coalition or American forces were injured, though both medevac helicopters were damaged by small arms fire.
  • SEAL Dies Defending Christian Town in Iraq

    05/04/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies ^ | May 3, 2016 | Lori
    Reports surfaced Tuesday that ISIS had attacked the Christian city of Tel Askuf in Iraq. An intense firefight ensued involving local Kurdish Peshmerga troops and training forces from the Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), a group founded and run by Matthew Van Dyke. Unfortunately, one Navy SEAL gave his life defending the Christian city. His name has yet to be released. Jason Butrill, head researcher for The Glenn Beck Program and a former member of counterintelligence with U.S. Special Forces, received communication from Van Dykes team as the fighting went down. This area that has been attacked is the Christian...
  • Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq Identified as Grandson of Charles Keating Jr.

    05/04/2016 6:02:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 May 16 | Zusha Elinson
    The U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq on Tuesday felt called to return to the war-torn country after the extremists groups atrocities, according to his grandfather Bill Holmes. Charlie Keating IV decided he wanted to go back, Mr. Holmes said in an interview. Mr. Keating, the grandson of Charles Keating Jr., who served time in prison as a result of the 1980s savings and loan scandals, had been an instructor at a base in California before he left for Iraq earlier this year. The 31-year-old had joined the SEALs because it was the hardest...
  • US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified

    05/04/2016 2:43:47 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4 , 2016 | Fox News
    A U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State militants during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq Tuesday was identified Tuesday evening by Arizona's governor. He was identified Tuesday evening by Gov. Doug Ducey as Charlie Keating IV. Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Keating, who was a graduate of Phoenix's Arcadia High School. The 31-year-old Keating attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy Seal based out of Coronado, California Keating was the grandson of Charles Keating, Jr., the...
  • US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified

    05/03/2016 9:32:30 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 30 replies ^ | May 03, 2016 |
    The 31-year-old Keating attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy Seal based out of Coronado, California Keating was the grandson of Charles Keating, Jr., the Arizona financier at the center of the 1989 savings and loan scandal, which led to five U.S. Senators being accused of corruption. The senators allegedly involved were dubbed 'The Keating Five.' Keating was advising Peshmerga forces but was less than 2 miles behind the front lines in the town of Tel Askuf, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. A defense official told Fox News the he was killed by small arms...
  • U.S. Army SSG Ty Michael Carter to receive Medal of Honor today

    08/26/2013 8:32:49 AM PDT · by cll · 21 replies
    On Oct. 3, 2009, many Soldiers distinguished themselves when more than 300 Anti-Afghan forces, or AAF, attempted to overrun Combat Outpost, or COP, Keating, a company-sized outpost in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. On that day, of the 53 members of B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, who defended the position, eight Soldiers were killed, and more than 25 were injured. Of these men, one Soldiers gallantry stood out. Without regard to his own safety, Spc. Ty Michael Carter proved himself time and time again. He resupplied ammunition to fighting positions, provided first aid to a battle buddy, killed enemy troops,...
  • RAHN: Geithners willful negligence

    05/01/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-30-12 | Richard Rahn
    What would you think of a secretary of the Treasury who failed to do serious cost-benefit analysis about regulations that could cost millions of Americans their jobs and cause innocent people to be subject to political abuse or worse and yet have almost no benefit to the United States? Over the past several years, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner was warned by many private economists and members of Congress of the adverse consequences of a proposed rule that would force U.S. banks to be uncompensated tax collectors for foreign governments. On April 17, Mr. Geithner issued the rule anyway. Rep....
  • John Glenn Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of His Historic Flight

    02/24/2012 3:00:10 AM PST · by Makana · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. John Glenn fever has taken hold of Cape Canaveral once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center. The NASA auditorium was packed Friday with hundreds of workers, many of whom stood along the walls to see the space legend. The 90-year-old Glenn was joined on stage by Scott Carpenter, 86, the only other survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Glenn recalled how he and his fellow Mercury astronauts traveled to Cape Canaveral to watch a missile blast off....
  • Keating says keys were left inside car allegedly stolen by Quincy brothers

    03/29/2011 12:09:02 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/28/11 | Milton Valencia and John Ellement
    QUINCY (MA)-- Two brothers from Quincy today pleaded not guilty to charges they stole US Representative William R. Keating's aging Lexus from his Quincy home early this morning. Christoper J. Babij, 25, and his 20-year-old brother, Kenneth Babij, were arrested by Quincy police while still inside Keatings Lexus about 10 minutes after he reported it stolen around 2:45 a.m. today. The brothers appeared in Quincy District Court where Kenneth Babij was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for a substance abuse evaluation after a court clinician reported that he is using three grams of heroin daily using hypodermic needles. He also...
  • Joe Biden, Bill Keating share laugh (To GOPers: Forgive me if I laugh in your face.)

    11/02/2010 11:44:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/31/10 | Jessica Fargen
    Joe Biden, Bill Keating share laughBy Jessica Fargen Sunday, October 31, 2010 - Updated 2 days ago A star lineup of Dems led by Vice President Joseph Biden yesterday hit Quincy to make a last-ditch pitch for the open 10th Congressional District seat. Get up, folks. Get up and go out and get these folks to vote. Do not take this lightly, a vehement Biden urged a crowd of several hundred at a rally for Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating, who is running in a close race against Republican Jeff Perry. The campaign stump in Quincy comes as prominent...
  • GOP group has eye on Jeff Perry to go all the way

    09/25/2010 2:39:17 PM PDT · by S.O.L. · 54 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/24/2010 | Edward Mason
    GOP candidate Jeff Perry got a major national boost yesterday when he was named a Young Gun by the Republican Congressional Committee, raising the potential of new ammo for his duel with rival Democrat William R. Keating. We believe Jeff Perry is in a very good position to win - even in Massachusetts, said RCC spokesman Tory Mazzolla. This is a very winable seat.
  • McCain's Got to Go! - Great new song!

    03/30/2010 7:48:33 AM PDT · by AuntB · 42 replies · 833+ views
    The Terry Anderson Show ^ | Mar. 28, 2010 | Anonymous
    Listen Up! Great New Tune! McCain's Got to Go! This one says it all! The CD came by mail anonymously to the Terry Anderson show. "Your career has hit a snag, it's time to pack your's time to hit the road!"FLUSH the JOHN.mp3
  • Meghan McCain seeks reform for Republican Party (says Rush, GOP "stubborn and close-minded")

    01/28/2010 12:19:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 1,808+ views
    Meghan McCain believes in limited government and the pro-life platform. She also supports the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But she believes the Republican Party needs to evolve. McCain spoke at the University Auditorium Wednesday night, and about 360 tickets were distributed for the event. She was paid $10,000, according to the UF Student Government Finance Office. The Republican party has a serious PR problem, McCain said. Anyone who doesnt think so is smoking something. Describing herself as a progressive Republican, McCain, the daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, focused on the need for civility within the realm of politics...
  • Hayworth will keep tribal gifts despite scandal Flashback)

    01/28/2010 11:06:57 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 491+ views ^ | 23 Dec 2005 |
    Arizona's U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, ranked as one of the top recipients of campaign contributions from interests enmeshed in a raging lobbying scandal, has no reason to return the money, his top aide says. Moreover, the donors want Hayworth to keep the funds, chief of staff Joe Eule said. With four other politicians returning more than $250,000 in recent days to Indian tribes and others connected with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pressures have mounted for Hayworth and other recipients to follow suit. Eule said that the Republican congressman has received campaign contributions totaling $150,000 from tribes affiliated at one time...
  • McCain: Amnesty Opponents A 'Party of A$$holes'

    01/28/2010 11:27:56 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 72 replies · 1,858+ views
    Diggers Realm ^ | Jan-2010 | Digger
    In the new book Game Change there are a number of revelations, gossip and innuendo that are attributed to those who were running for president in 2008. There are two quotes in the book though that I have no doubt were actually made. Both are from Senator John McCain. The first is where McCain said that those who oppose amnesty for illegal aliens are "going to destroy the f--king party. The second is in a call with Senator Lindsey Graham where McCain said in frustration at the rebuke he was getting, "Listen to these people ... Why would I want...
  • JD Hayworth Paid More than $101,000 by Indicted Lobbyist Jack Abramoff

    01/28/2010 11:13:45 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 75 replies · 2,113+ views ^ | December 19, 2005 |
    According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group in Washington that monitors the influence of money in politics, Mr. Hayworth was the largest single Congressional recipient of donations from Mr. Abramoff and his family, his associates, his Indian tribe clients and a gambling cruise ship line that he owned, with more than $101,000 going to Mr. Hayworth and his political action committee since 1999. Mr. Hayworth was also a frequent guest in sports skyboxes controlled by Mr. Abramoff and his clients, and at Signatures, a Washington restaurant owned by the lobbyist. Mr. Mitchell said Mr. Hayworth needed to...
  • John McCain's Role In The $160.1 Billion Lincoln Savings & Loan Collapse [2008]

    01/28/2010 11:19:29 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 45 replies · 740+ views
    Wizbang Blue ^ | Sep 19, 08 01:49 PM | Paul Hooson
    This morning in Green Bay, Wisconsin, John McCain, a former major figure in the 1989 Lincoln Savings & Loan Scandal and the $160.1 billion dollar collapse, with his running mate, Sarah Palin, under her own ethics investigation in her state of Alaska by the legislature over "Troopergate", gave an absurd and disingenuous speech calling for firings of some public officials and indictments for some other corrupt persons in business. Yet it is exactly these same sort of a personalities that McCain would either fire or indict that he was himself back in 1989 during the savings and loan collapse scandal...
  • Revisiting McCain's Keating 5 history

    01/28/2010 11:32:49 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 4 Sep 2008 | Staff W. Riter
    At one time, John McCain said the worst thing that ever happened to him, Vietnam included, was the so-called Keating 5 scandal. "The Vietnamese," he would say, "didn't question my honor." Among McCain's earliest benefactors in Arizona was Lincoln Savings and Loan chief Charles Keating Jr., who filled McCain's campaign coffers with more than $100,000 and hosted the McCains multiple times at his vacation home in the Bahamas. Keating expected his largesse to be rewarded, and when federal regulators began looking into Lincoln's questionable lending practices and investments in the late 1980s, he turned to five senators whose coffers he...
  • Hayworth challenging McCain

    01/23/2010 2:18:37 PM PST · by AKReportz · 219 replies · 3,254+ views
    Hayworth faced ethical scrutiny during his unsuccessful reelection campaign for his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, whose Native-American clients contributed $100,000 to his campaigns. He is still paying off legal debt that he accumulated preparing for a possible federal investigation in connection with the Abramoff scandal.
  • US admiral defends Obama's Japan bow ("Gero" [BARF] Alert!)

    11/20/2009 7:39:57 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 45 replies · 2,381+ views
    AFP ^ | 21 November 2009 | Agence France Presss via Google news
    US admiral defends Obama's Japan bow (AFP) 1 day ago WASHINGTON The former top commander of US troops in Asia on Thursday strongly defended President Barack Obama against critics of his bow to Japan's Emperor Akihito, calling it a gesture of respect. Admiral Timothy Keating, who retired last month ...
  • Meet Karl Keating: the Man Behind the Myth Behind Catholic Answers (Apologetics Site)

    07/06/2009 3:19:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 619+ views
    PatrickMadrid ^ | July 2, 2009 | Patrick Madrid
    When Karl Keating started Catholic Answers in the mid 1980s, he wasn’t setting out to create a new Catholic apostolate with an international outreach. He just wanted to hide behind a name. What started as a simple response to an anti-Catholic tract twenty-one years ago has blossomed into the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America. — By Tim Drake, Envoy Magazine (, 2001 — At the time, Keating was working behind a desk as a general civil lawyer. After Mass one Sunday morning he discovered an anti-Catholic flyer had been placed on the windshields of all the...
  • Regulator Let IndyMac Backdate Infusion [OTS]

    12/24/2008 7:29:45 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2008-12-23 | Michael M. Phillips & Jessica Holzer
    A senior bank regulator was removed from his job after being accused of helping mortgage lender IndyMac Bancorp alter its records so it appeared to be in better shape -- weeks before it was seized by the government. The Office of Thrift Supervision has reassigned its top West Coast official, Darrel Dochow, who was also a controversial figure in the regulatory lapses surrounding the savings-and-loan crisis of the late 1980s. In a letter sent Monday to Sen. Charles Grassley, the senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, the Treasury Department's inspector general wrote that the federal OTS allowed the bank...
  • Democrats dig into McCain's role in a financial scandal of the 1980s [skeletons in the closet]

    10/06/2008 4:31:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 679+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | 2008-10-06 | Brian Knowlton
    WASHINGTON: Pushing back hard against pointed new attacks from the Republican campaign of John McCain, Democrats on Monday unveiled an ad about McCain's role in a savings and loan scandal of the 1980s that they say has resonance in today's financial debacle.
  • A Different Member of the Keating 5 Introduces the Boss at Obama Rally

    10/06/2008 3:17:45 PM PDT · by Fred · 14 replies · 552+ views
    ABC Political punch ^ | October 06, 2008 3:10 PM | Jack Tapper
    "You don't get introduced by John Glenn every day," Bruce Springsteen said yesterday at an Obama get-out-the-vote rally at Ohio State University, as reported by the Columbus Dispatch. Former Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, was -- along with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. -- one of the Keating Five, the handful of senators who met with federal regulators to urge them to ease up on the savings and loan owned by contributor Charles Keating. Hours after Glenn introduced the Boss at the Obama rally, the Obama campaign launched a campaign attacking McCain for his Keating Five activities. They made no mention of...
  • McCain's lawyer: Keating investigation had no merit

    10/06/2008 11:22:42 AM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 407+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06 Oct 2008 | Sam Youngman
    Republican presidential candidate John McCains lawyer during the Keating Five scandal said Monday that the inquiry brought about by the Senate Ethics Committee had no merit, and he reiterated that the panel cleared the Arizona senator completely. John Dowd, on a conference call with reporters arranged by the McCain campaign, said he is not surprised the case has resurfaced after 20 years, but he does not agree with Sen. McCains (Ariz.) acknowledgment of the appearance of impropriety, saying he thinks what McCain did was very appropriate. The case, which involved McCain and four Democratic senators and their involvement with savings...
  • Obamas Keating moment: Glenn stumps for Team O

    10/06/2008 9:55:07 AM PDT · by Fred · 10 replies · 665+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 10:40 am on October 6, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The Barack Obama campaign has decided to attack John McCain over his involvement in the Keating 5 scandal of the 1980s, but they have already demonstrated a rather peculiar way of doing it. Team O deduces that a rehash of the 20-year-old scandal may resonate with the current financial crisis, which may be true. If so, perhaps they should re-think their surrogate lineup: When the astronaut made way for the Boss on the Oval, 10,000 people roared in unison, Bruuuuce! You dont get introduced by John Glenn every day, Bruce Springsteen said, breaking into an impromptu version of Mr. Spaceman....
  • Keating Five Member is Obama Surrogate

    10/06/2008 9:51:14 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 20 replies · 1,371+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/06/08 | Amandia Carpenter
    If Barack Obama is so outraged at John McCains involvement in the Keating Five scandal, why is John Glenn, another Keating Five member, doing surrogate work for Obama? Obamas presidential campaign released a scathing documentary on Monday detailing McCains ties to the Savings and Loan crisis on the 1980s. Five U.S. senators were named in the scandal: Sen. Alan Cranston (D.-Calif.), Sen. Dennis DeConcini (D.-Ariz.), Sen. John Glenn (D.-Ohio), Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.) and Sen. Donald Reigle (D-Minn.). "The Keating scandal is eerily similar to today's credit crisis, where a lack of regulation and cozy relationships between the financial industry...
  • Obama launches website on McCain/Keating link

    10/06/2008 8:28:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 59 replies · 1,352+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06 Oct 2008 | Klaus Marre
    Barack Obama has countered a John McCain ad about the Illinois senator's controversial connections with an ad of his own. The Democratic nominee launched a website on the link between the Arizona senator and S&L loan scandal figure Charles Keating. It's the latest attempt to score points by hitting the candidate of the other party on connections to dubious figures in their past. Over the weekend, the McCain campaign strongly pushed the link between Obama and former Weather Underground member William Ayers. Now, the Illinois senators campaign is responding by putting together a documentary on the Keating Five. The current...
  • Obama's Response to Ayers Issue

    10/06/2008 8:10:40 AM PDT · by Abbeville Conservative · 45 replies · 2,270+ views
    Obambi ^ | October 6, 2008 | Obama Web Ad
    This is Obambi's hit back at McCain/Palin for brining up the Ayers issue.
  • POLITICO Exclusive: Obama To Hit McCain On Keating Five (Obama Gets Desperate Alert!)

    10/05/2008 8:23:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 58 replies · 1,863+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-5-08 11.12PM EDT | Mike Allen
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Monday will launch a multimedia campaign to draw attention to the involvement of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the Keating Five savings-and-loan scandal of 1989-91, which blemished McCains public image and set him on his course as a self-styled reformer. Pushing back against what it calls McCain's guilt-by-association tactics, the Obama campaign is e-mailing millions of supporters a link to a website,, which will have a 13-minute documentary on the scandal beginning at noon Eastern time on Monday. The overnight e-mails urge recipients to pass the link on to friends. The Obama campaign, including...
  • Nobama is attacking with the Keating 5

    10/05/2008 10:49:30 PM PDT · by SirFishalot · 34 replies · 1,011+ views
    I just got an email from my sister telling me that Nobama is ready to unlease a video tomorrow that slaps McCain's integrity with the Keating 5 scandal. They already have the site up. I wonder if they realize that the people who actually ran the scam were all Democrats.
  • Exclusive: Obama to hit McCain on Keating scandal

    10/05/2008 7:37:18 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 262 replies · 7,885+ views
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Monday will launch a multimedia campaign to draw attention to the involvement of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the Keating Five savings-and-loan scandal of 1989-91, which blemished McCains public image and set him on his course as a self-styled reformer. Pushing back against what it calls guilt-by-association tactics by McCain, the Obama campaign is e-mailing millions of supporters a link to a website,, that will have a 13-minute documentary on the scandal beginning at noon Eastern time on Monday. The overnight e-mails urge recipients to pass the link on to friends. The Obama campaign,...
  • Attn McCain Haters: SHUT Your Stinking TRAP! (Vanity)

    03/31/2008 8:36:23 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 975 replies · 11,993+ views
    skank the sock puppet ^ | 3/30/08 | Cinnamon Girl
    By now, most McCain haters will have already skipped down to the comments section to post their expletives and tell me how its a free country and they have a 1st Amendment right, etc. to yammer on and on about how bad McCain sucks, totally missing the point of my post, again. But Im here to tell you, in this free country, that in my opinion, you should SHUT YOUR STINKIN TRAP! To all you ingrates, rageaholics, and self-absorbed punks, WE KNOW YOU HATE MCCAIN. You can give yourself a rest now and stop posting on every single thread the...
  • Is John McCain a Crook? [Flashback to 2000]

    01/23/2008 12:06:03 PM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 26 replies · 630+ views
    Slate ^ | Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at 2:35 PM ET | Chris Suellentrop
    The controversial George W. Bush-sponsored poll in South Carolina mentioned John McCain's role in the so-called Keating Five scandal, and McCain says his involvement in the scandal "will probably be on my tombstone." What exactly did McCain do? In early 1987, at the beginning of his first Senate term, McCain attended two meetings with federal banking regulators to discuss an investigation into Lincoln Savings and Loan, an Irvine, Calif., thrift owned by Arizona developer Charles Keating. Federal auditors were investigating Keating's banking practices, and Keating, fearful that the government would seize his S&L, sought intervention from a number of U.S....
  • [Vanity] Why isn't anyone talking about the Keating Five?

    01/31/2008 10:38:38 PM PST · by TBP · 77 replies · 295+ views
    TBP | NOW! | TBP
    Why hasn't anyone raised the matter of the Keating Five and John McCain's involvement in that scandal? To jog your memory, here is (liberal) wikipedia's description of the basic facts of the case: "In 1989, the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association of Irvine, Calif., collapsed. Lincoln's chairman, Charles H. Keating Jr., was faulted for the thrift's failure. Keating, however, told the House Banking Committee that the FHLBB and its former chief Edwin J. Gray were pursuing a vendetta against him. Gray testified that several U.S. senators had approached him and requested that he ease off on the Lincoln investigation. It...
  • Sorry, overall, Giuliani is too far left [not a fiscal conservative either]

    04/23/2007 2:17:05 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 132 replies · 1,978+ views
    Newsday ^ | April 23, 2007 | Raymond J. Keating
    Judging by the cranky feedback, supporters of Rudy Giuliani's bid for the Republican presidential nomination did not like my column last week. To sum up, I argued that Giuliani was pro-abortion and therefore did not deserve support from conservatives. Rudy backers offered three comebacks. Some simply chose to ignore his shameful pro-abortion record. Others proclaimed that abortion was just one issue and Rudy is a conservative on most others, especially fiscal issues. Finally, another group decided that his policy positions really don't matter because Rudy is the only guy who can beat Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. Since we dealt with...
  • Where is Frank Keating?

    03/07/2007 9:08:10 PM PST · by uncalheels · 2 replies · 179+ views
    3-7-07 | rbl
    Listening to a discussion on the radio today about the absence of truly conservative candidates for the GOP nomination in 2008 made me wonder who I would, if given the opportunity, put on the ballet. It took a lot of time to come up with even a short list of candidates who are not the usual suspects, retreads, or RINOs. Someone who came to mind but that seems to have disappeared from public life is former OK governor Frank Keating. He was at one time on Bush's short list for VP and for attorney general. The only potential blemish on...

    12/02/2006 9:47:29 AM PST · by FloridianBushFan · 111 replies · 1,579+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 02, 2006 | Robert Novak
    Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, in a recent lunch with veteran Republican political consultant Ed Rollins, explored the prospects of his making a run for president. Rollins replied that he should run only if he could raise a sufficient war chest. Snip... The rationale for Keating's presidential ambitions is the absence of a clear and viable right-of-center presidential candidate now that Sen. George Allen has been eliminated by his defeat for re-election in Virginia. Keating is a conservative and a prominent Catholic layman who at one time was a prospect to be George W. Bush's running mate in 2000.
  • President John McCain? Not likely

    09/09/2006 4:53:28 PM PDT · by Clive · 58 replies · 1,672+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-09-09 | David Frum
    This was a week of clever manoeuvres. First, George Bush announced that he would at last bring the captured 9/11 plotters to trial by military commission -- if Congress would give him the authority to do so. That puts Democrats in Congress in a very awkward spot. The voters will want justice executed; the Democrats' key constituencies and big donors are calling the commissions "kangaroo courts." Then, Senator John McCain (the presumptive front-runner for the Republican nomination) revealed his trick: He immediately produced his own version of the President's bill -- but one calculated to appeal more to Democrats and...
  • Karl Keating on the Decline of the National Review and Other Matters

    07/06/2005 10:01:01 PM PDT · by annalex · 151 replies · 2,434+ views
    Karl Keating's E-Letter via e-mail ^ | July 5, 2005 | Karl Keating
    THE NEEDLE, PLEASE I think I was in college when I first subscribed to "National Review" magazine. I kept renewing faithfully for more than three decades. Some years ago a youngish editor was brought in, and after a while I no longer saw any of the familiar names. Of course, some long-time writers had moved into a well-deserved retirement, and some had died. It was natural for the roster to change, but other things also changed, including the magazine's intellectual level and commitment to principle. This year I ignored the pleas to renew and let my subscription lapse. Occasionally I...
  • Senator McCain Facing Censure at Republican Convention

    06/06/2005 4:58:18 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 49 replies · 1,868+ views
    AZ Conservative ^ | Dennis Durband
    United States Senator John McCain will not be in attendance at Saturdays Arizona Republican Assembly state convention. He would not want to be present, nor would his presence be all that welcomed by Republicans. Among the resolutions to be addressed during Saturdays annual Arizona Republican Assembly (ARA) convention is an effort to censure Arizonas senior U.S. senator over his betrayal of the GOP on juidicial filibusters and other important issues. The ARA is a principled, constitutional organization which honors without compromise the Republican Party platform. In recent years, Senator McCain has shown little regard for the party or...
  • NY Judge Refuses Priest's Request to Silence Lawyer (Aretakis)

    10/05/2004 4:03:16 PM PDT · by sidewalk · 249+ views
    New York Lawyer ^ | September 24, 2004 | John Caher
    A Catholic priest who made "liberal and aggressive use of the press" to rebut allegations of sexual misconduct cannot now bar a plaintiff and her lawyer from doing the same, a Syracuse judge ruled yesterday. Supreme Court Justice Edward D. Carni refused to impose a gag order on John A. Aretakis, an Albany-area attorney who represents dozens of alleged clergy abuse victims. Mr. Aretakis has come under intense criticism, primarily from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, and is the target of several disciplinary complaints alleging that he unethically disseminated scandalous information on clerics. He has persistently accused the diocese...
  • Gag order and dismissal requested in case against Father Keating

    05/20/2004 1:02:25 PM PDT · by sidewalk · 4 replies · 162+ views
    News 10 Now ^ | May 20, 2004
    Thursday, lawyers for Father Thomas Keating and his alleged victims were in Onondaga County (NY) Supreme Court. Keating wants a gag order and a lawsuit against him dismissed because he says he wasn't properly served. Four women are suing Keating for alleged sex abuse. Four women are suing Keating for alleged sex abuse. Their lawyer says Keating is trying to silence his victims. Their lawyer says Keating is trying to silence his victims. "I feel compassion for my client because she is devastated by the request for a gag order. Remember, she was very, very violently molested by two priests...
  • Christopher Ferrara pro Gerry Matatics - Karl Keating's Character Assassination

    02/06/2004 7:47:57 AM PST · by Mershon · 12 replies · 638+ views
    Catholic Apologetics International ^ | February 6, 2004 | Christopher Ferrara
    Back Karl Keating and the Gospel of Sola Ecclesia Liberali Someone forwarded me a copy of Karl Keatings E-Letter of January 13, 2004, entitled Fr. Feeney and the Jews. (Keating is the founder of "Catholic Answers," an apologetics organization Keating has made the sounding board for his pronouncements against "extreme traditionalists.") An e-letter, for those who may not know, is a kind of electronic epistle written by people who evidently consider their thoughts of the day so important as to warrant immediate promulgation over the Internet to a list of people who actually sign up to receive this sort of...
  • U.S. Senate 2004: Four Down, Two More to Go?

    09/23/2003 10:05:00 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 277+ views
    U.S. Senate '04: Four Down, Two More to Go? by John Gizzi Posted Sep 23, 2003 Four of the 34 U.S. Senators up for election next year have announced their exiting--Zell Miller (Ga.), John Edwards (N.C.), and Ernest Hollings (S.C.), Democrats all, and Republican Peter Fitzgerald (Ill.) Now, signs are ominous that the next two senatorial shoes to drop will be those of Republican Don Nickles (Okla.) and Democrat John Breaux (La.). Word on the D.C. cocktail circuit over the weekend was that four-termer and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Nickles was anxious to make more money in the private sector,...
  • Portrait of a Wahhabi: My encounters with Randall Royerand the usual suspects.

    07/01/2003 12:07:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 2,371+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2003 | By Stephen Schwartz
    Portrait of a WahhabiBy Stephen Schwartz | June 30, 2003 On Thursday, June 26, I testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, chaired by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz). My topic was Wahhabism and Islam in the U.S. I outlined the outrageous degree to which Saudi-funded Wahhabi extremists, who are supporters of terrorism, have come to dominate Islam in the U.S. My testimony was not greeted with enthusiasm by James Zogby, the phony civil rights leader who heads the Arab American Institute." Zogby, a Lebanese Christian once known for his moderate camouflage on Israel, but...
  • Bounce the Bad Bishops

    06/25/2003 12:57:18 AM PDT · by ultima ratio · 10 replies · 128+ views | June 21, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    Bounce the bad bishops by Les Kinsolving With almost record-breaking speed for an institution as venerable as the Vatican, the resignation of the 68-year-old Catholic Bishop of Phoenix, Thomas O'Brien, was accepted within hours of his being charged with hit-and-run killing of a 200-pound male jaywalker. In early May, O'Brien signed a confidential agreement acknowledging that he knew of alleged sexual misconduct by priests whom he allowed to have continued contact with minors. That absolutely outrageous and inexcusable conduct for any Christian bishop did not lead to O'Brien's immediate removal, as it should have. But his hit-and-run killing on top...
  • Catholic church in Disaray

    06/21/2003 10:33:36 AM PDT · by PAGOP · 12 replies · 113+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 6/20/03 | Michael Reagan
    The resignation of Oklahomas former Governor Frank Keating from his post as head of the National Review Board, an all-lay panel charged with keeping track of bishops efforts to rid the priesthood of sexual molesters has shown that the scandal is not going away. And the reason its not going away, Catholics say, is the state of the Roman Catholic Church in America a church in disarray.
  • Hit and Run Liberals

    06/19/2003 10:20:53 PM PDT · by ultima ratio · 10 replies · 118+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 18,2003 | George Neumayr
    Hit and Run Liberals By George Neumayr Published 6/18/2003 12:04:00 AM Phoenix Bishop Thomas O'Brien's hit-and-run incident is a metaphor for the America Catholic Church under limousine liberals. It speaks of "social justice," then leaves a trail of victims in its wake. It calls for "responsibility," then shirks it with surreal cravenness. A carpenter is left to bleed to death while the bishop who hit him speeds away in a luxury car. This is an apt image for a liberal club that preaches a Christianity indifferent to Christ the carpenter -- a Christianity so flabby, secularized and morally empty that...