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  • Keene Pumpkin Festival Rioters Threw Full Liquor Bottles and Billiard Balls at Police, Officials Say

    10/20/2014 3:40:57 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 31 replies
    Boston ^ | 10/20/14 | Eric Levenson
    New Hampshire authorities promised to investigate and prosecute rioters responsible for the “disturbing” events during the Keene Pumpkin Festival, officials said in a press conference on Monday afternoon.
  • Obama Behind Pumpkin Patch Melee

    10/20/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    As you can imagine, I was alarmed, but not very surprised, when I received reports of rioting at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH. The residents of Keene hold the Pumpkin Festival annually. Their mission is first and always to amass the most number of jack-o-lanterns in history. In 2013 they broke the previous record held by Boston when they brought together 30,581 jack-o-lanterns, according to accounts by the Keene Sentinel.But into their 30,581 points of light this year was inserted sinister, dark forces. Forces that were nonsensical, dystopian and anarchical.And those forces descended into the hallmark expression of Obama’s...
  • Riots Break Out in Keene New Hampshire at Annual Pumpkin Festival

    10/19/2014 5:24:54 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 57 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/19/14
    This weekend marked the 24th annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, but instead of good times and fun, festivalgoers found themselves in the middle of a riot when a fight broke out and spilled into the streets.
  • Libertarians Trail Meter Readers, Telling Town: Live Free or Else

    05/05/2014 12:14:47 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05-05-2014 | Dan Barry
    KEENE, N.H. — In most places, the parking enforcement officer reflects the municipal compact. Armed only with a gadget that can spit out a ticket at the forgotten drop of a dime, the officer quietly serves civic and commercial life by ensuring that meters are fed. In most places, yes. But not here in charming Keene, where parking officers figure in a philosophical tug of war between a small band of activists who live by the motto “Free Keene,” and the great majority of residents who were unaware that their city was in bondage. Keene’s two parking officers, both women,...
  • Who hired the Law Enforcement Snipers at Keene Pumpkin Fest 2013?

    10/22/2013 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 98 replies
    Graham Colson, an area resident for 15+ years who has been to Keene Pumpkin Fest for just as long, said the presence of snipers was unprecedented. He was able to take the above image of a two person sniper team on the rooftop of the Keene Apartments building overlooking Roxbury & Central Square earlier today. KPD Confirms: "The pictures you put on your website were police officers."
  • NRA President: Democrats Shocked By Second Amendment Support

    03/18/2013 6:34:09 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 35 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 17, 2013 | Tim Brown
    David Keene, President of the National Rifle Association believes that Barack Obama and the Democrats have been shocked by the outpouring of support for the Second Amendment as they have launched the biggest gun control push in Washington and the states that we have seen. Americans are awake to the Obama administration’s tactics and the push of the Socialists in Congress to attack the Second Amendment and they are in for a rude awakening should they seek to continue down this road. In an interview at CPAC 2013, Mr. Keene said that he believed former President Bill Clinton was correct...
  • The real reason why Pam Geller was not invited to CPAC

    03/03/2013 9:35:41 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | March 2nd, 2013
    their names are David Keene, Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan. It is Norquist who is blamed for getting Geller kicked off ... “ CPAC Shills For Islamic Terrorists.” . ... Grover Norquist’s troubling ties to Islamic supremacists and jihadists have been known for years. He and his Palestinian wife, Samah Alrayyes, who was director of communications for his Islamic Free Market Institute until they married in 2005, are very active in “Muslim outreach.” Just six weeks after 9/11, The New Republic ran an expose explaining how Norquist arranged for George W. Bush to meet with fifteen Islamic supremacists at the...
  • NRA's Keene: Americans Approve of Guns More Than Ever

    10/05/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 Oct 2012 | Henry J. Reske and John Bachman
    The greatest accomplishment of supporters of the Second Amendment is the belief that “guns are cool,” National Rifle Association President David Keene tells Newsmax.TV. Keene, speaking to Newsmax at CPAC Colorado, said that Americans oppose gun laws and it’s not just the work of the NRA or of the Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends to individual Americans. “The greatest accomplishment of the believers of the Second Amendment today over a decade ago or more is that guns are cool,” he said. “That wasn’t the case before.” He noted that after a recent breakfast...
  • Grover Norquist aiding Iranian regime through group linked to NIAC

    12/27/2011 5:06:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12-27-11
    Jihad Watch Grover Norquist aiding Iranian regime through group linked to NIAC Grover Norquist's numerous unsavory ties to jihadists and Islamic supremacists are abundantly documented in Pamela Geller's expose here. And on the House floor in October, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said of Norquist, "Documentation shows that he has deep ties to supporters of Hamas and other terrorist organizations that are sworn enemies of the United States and our ally Israel.”  He pointed out that “around the years 2000 and 2001, Mr. Norquist’s firm represented Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was convicted two years later for his role in a terrorist...
  • Ex-CPAC Head Keene: Mitt Will Beat Newt [BARF ALERT!]

    12/06/2011 12:55:26 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 30 replies
    Newmax ^ | Dec. 6, 2011 | Ronald Kessler
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential nomination, Dave Keene, former chairman of the American Conservative Union, tells Newsmax. “Romney has the discipline,” Keene says. “”He has the money. He has the organization.”
  • KEENE: Democrats slowly abandon democracy

    10/11/2011 4:47:12 PM PDT · by Hadean · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2011 | David A. Keene
    Some have given voice to a growing fear among conservatives that the American left is more committed to achieving its policy goals than to working within the confines of the U.S. democratic system. This fear has always been dismissed...because in a free, democratic society the ends never justify the means. Since the founding, this political consensus has underpinned the stability and political success of the American experiment. Democrats and Republicans may disagree, but, with one tragic exception, neither has been willing to suspend the Constitution, take up arms or call for a revolution because the other prevailed at the ballot...
  • NRA President shilling for gun banner Romney

    06/13/2011 11:52:36 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 155 replies · 1+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | June 13, 2011 | Tom Hoefling
    National Rifle Association President David Keene is predicting a Mitt Romney victory in the 2012 Republican presidential nominating process , and working to burnish the credentials of the liberal former Governor of Massachusetts. Here's the problem: As Governor, Mitt Romney banned guns. From July, 2004: Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns. "Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen's groups and gun safety advocates. "These guns...
  • David Keene Takes Over the NRA

    03/28/2011 8:28:36 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 91 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 28, 2011 | Ronald Kessler
    You might expect that the man who is incoming president of the National Rifle Association and was chairman of the American Conservative Union would be a double-barrel ideologue. Not quite. David Keene’s friends include liberal-leaning types like Al Hunt of Bloomberg News, former ABC correspondent Sam Donaldson, former New York Times reporter Adam Clymer, and former Democratic presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy. Keene never hesitates to mention that his mother and father were labor union organizers in Wisconsin or that, as a teenager, he passed out literature for John F. Kennedy during the presidential primary. Moreover, Keene has stood firm against...
  • CPAC split evident...meetings erupt... CPAC split evident as meetings erupt with boos, jeers

    02/11/2011 2:38:21 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 11, 2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Group divided over participation by homosexuals, Muslims, even political party The Conservative Political Action Conference, a once-unified bastion of thousands of young conservatives who gather once a year in Washington to hold what amounts to a three-day conservative pep rally, shows signs of major discord. While of one mind in working to prevent Barack Obama from winning a second term as president on the surface, CPAC factions remains opposed to each other over whether the organization should be open to conservative-positioning activists from the homosexual community as well as similarly positioned Muslims. Even before this year's CPAC conference began today,...
  • MAGILL: Defend CPAC from phony conservatives

    02/09/2011 8:23:41 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Scott Magill
    Many conservative organizations have chosen to boycott this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), but Veterans in Defense of Liberty will be there in force. Our group is going to CPAC to fulfill our sworn and solemn oath to “defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.” Unfortunately, the nation’s pre-eminent grass-roots conservative gathering has become a showcase for the enemies of the American tradition. The American Conservative Union‘s (ACU) board of directors, led by Grover Norquist, Suhail Khan and until he stepped down yesterday, David Keene, seems to have forgotten the constitutional grounding of American society....
  • Dave Keene: Democrats in Free Fall, Fighting Each Other

    10/01/2010 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/1/2010 | Ronald Kessler
    Democrats are in for ugly blowback once they realize how soundly they are defeated in November, Dave Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, tells Newsmax. Already, because of a belief they will lose, the Democratic leadership has gone into “triage mode” by deciding to cut off support for 30 members of Congress seeking re-election, Keene says. “Once that happens to those members, it’s no longer the Republicans’ fault, it's no longer the tsunami that is approaching, it’s their leaders who have sold them out, and you can see the results already,” Keene says. “On the Hill, they are fighting...
  • With Health Care Vote, Liberals in Congress Destroy Freedom in America.....

    03/22/2010 12:27:23 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 10 replies · 409+ views
    Washington, DC – David Keene, Chairman of the largest and oldest conservative organization in America, the American Conservative Union, today commented on the decision by Washington liberals in the House to pass the Obama / Pelosi / Reid health bill. “With this vote, the U.S. House has chosen big government over freedom and bureaucracy over people,” said David Keene, “The American Conservative Union has opposed this bill from the start because of its massive cost and red tape. The more we learn and Americans learn about the devil in the details of this bill the more disgust among Americans will...
  • Mike Huckabee Rips CPAC For Becoming ‘More Libertarian’ (Yay mike)

    02/26/2010 11:44:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 126 replies · 1,677+ views
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | February 26, 2010
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has criticized the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), whose recent conference he refused to attend, alleging it has departed from its conservative principles. Speaking on Fox News last weekend, Huckabee said that CPAC has become "more libertarian and less Republican over the last few years, one of the reasons why I [did not attend the event] this year." The former GOP presidential candidate also suggested that the popularity of the Tea Party nation movement and its events all over the country have caused the influence of the CPAC to rapidly decline, and the organization is...
  • Huckabee’s Snark Can’t Rain on CPAC’s Parade

    02/26/2010 11:27:40 AM PST · by AJKauf · 31 replies · 492+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 26 | Andrew Ian Dodge
    I suspect his remark about CPAC and its sponsorship practices is in reference to the criticism social conservative groups have leveled for the inclusion of GOProud as a sponsor. GOProud is a homosexual conservative group that added its name to the sponsor list. You have to wonder if, in fact, Huckabee did not attend in order to comply with the call for a boycott of CPAC by Liberty Counsel and other Christian extremists. Huckabee strongly disagrees with GOProud’s views on homosexuality, which was made obvious in his confrontation with John Stewart....
  • CPAC sells out? Sodomy, the ACLU, Ron Paul and the conservative movement

    02/26/2010 6:50:09 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 58 replies · 914+ views
    http://www.worldtribune.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media
    <p>But what many people don’t realize is that Sorba’s “outburst” was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from the podium to thank the American Conservative Union, the main CPAC organizer, for making the controversial decision to approve GOProud’s participation.</p>
  • Huckabee's Snark Can't Rain on CPAC's Parade

    02/26/2010 9:07:02 AM PST · by KippLanham · 6 replies · 189+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 26, 2010 | Andrew Ian Dodge
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is over and almost everyone is describing it as one of the best in years. People left feeling invigorated and enthusiastic. Most people had quite a bit of fun as well. Those who attended are now recovering and reflecting on four great days for the conservative movement. It has been described as a conservative Mardi Gras, and even the left called it a “Woodstock for the right.” Read more: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/huckabees-snark-cant-rain-on-cpacs-parade/
  • Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP?

    02/24/2010 1:44:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 962+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 24, 2010
    Feb. 24, 2010 Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP? Dramatic Moment at Conservative Confab Could Be a Sign of Change Within Republican Party When It Comes to Gay Rights A memorable moment at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference could mark a turning point in the long-fraught relationship between gays and the Republican Party. CPAC is perhaps the nation's premiere conservative gathering, a convivial opportunity for impassioned right-wing activists to network, plan for upcoming elections and listen to the biggest names in the conservative movement. It's the sort of atmosphere in which the casual observer might expect someone...
  • Were Tea Partiers Taking Notes at CPAC?

    02/24/2010 5:07:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 532+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | Joel Mowbray
    With attendance bursting at the seams, this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference clearly benefited from the new recruits and fresh energy stirred up by the nascent tea party movement. But the secret ingredient to the enormous success of this year’s largest-ever CPAC was the steady hand of experienced leadership behind the scenes that ensured everything went smoothly. It is precisely that kind of skillful guidance that will be needed for the tea party movement to coalesce and realize its enormous potential. Spontaneous, grassroots uprisings are exhilarating and the tea parties and health care townhalls last year helped flatten the Democratic...
  • Why Gov. Palin Chose SRLC over CPAC

    02/22/2010 5:34:31 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 34 replies · 1,112+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/22/2010 | Ron Devito
    With CPAC 2010 finished, media reports are swirling discussing Governor Palin’s absence from this event, which they billed as “mandatory” for conservative candidates for anything. Was it? SRLC the Real Proving Ground for Gauging A POTUS Run...
  • CPAC's Odd Ending

    02/22/2010 2:11:01 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 130 replies · 2,479+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 22 2010 | C. Edmund Wright
    Ron Paul out-polled Sarah Palin almost 5 to 1 and keynoter Glenn Beck got huge ovations as he disavowed any conservative ascendency within the Republican Party. So someone please tell me - just what the heck happened to a convention that was off to such a wonderful conservative start? Where is the momentum from the Marco Rubio speech and the Dick Cheney "Obama is a one term President" moment? Perhaps David Keene of the American Conservative Union will be a bit more careful when picking keynote speakers from now on. What happened was predictable, given that the man he picked...
  • An inconvenient question about the Mount Vernon Statement

    02/18/2010 6:37:27 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 29 replies · 1,094+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 18, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Today is the opening of the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) — the storied annual gathering of the Right. As I noted the other day, it’s also the season for a bumper crop of conservative manifestos, action plans, and ideological contracts. The Mount Vernon Statement, which lays out broad principles for “constitutional conservatism,” has garnered the most buzz. An elegant tribute to limited government and the Founding Fathers, the document carries the signatures of movement leaders, Beltway heavyweights, and veteran activists. Two of the most prominent backers: the American Conservative Union’s David Keene and Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist....
  • Elitists must swallow Tea

    02/08/2010 4:03:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 696+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/10 | David Keene
    The Tea Partiers have spooked the political establishment. Many Washington insiders who cling to their faith in democracy while deathly afraid that people unlike themselves might actually get involved in politics are busy assuring each other at cocktail parties and on Sunday talk shows that the newly involved will lose interest before the next election. Or, better yet, they might turn on the Republicans who have thus far been the beneficiaries of their numbers and energy. The phenomenon began with last year’s town hall meetings. Hundreds and then thousands of people showed up at congressional town halls traditionally attended by...
  • Sarah Palin Rebuffs CPAC – Turns Down Invite to Speak at High-Profile Gathering

    01/07/2010 8:11:02 PM PST · by Justaham · 50 replies · 2,254+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-7-10 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin turned down an invitation to speak at CPAC this year. The governor does not want to be associated with scandal-plagued organizer David Keene. The Politico reported: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Pain is turning down an invitation to speak at one high-profile conservative gathering while accepting another. Palin is declining an invitation to address the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because, a source said, she does not want to be affiliated with the longtime organizer of the traditional movement confab. At issue is the role of David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union which organizes CPAC. In...
  • Palin rebuffs CPAC, Keene

    01/07/2010 6:15:03 PM PST · by Al B. · 43 replies · 1,545+ views
    Politico ^ | January 7, 2010 | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Pain is turning down an invitation to speak at one high-profile conservative gathering while accepting another. Palin is declining an invitation to address the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because, a source said, she does not want to be affiliated with the longtime organizer of the traditional movement confab. At issue is the role of David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union which organizes CPAC. In September, POLITICO reported that Keene asked FedEx for between $2 million and $3 million to get the group's support in a bitter legislative battle with rival UPS. A...
  • Free Republic Founder Joins Boycott Of CPAC

    12/21/2009 12:14:29 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 300 replies · 14,222+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12-21-09
    The founder of the website "Free Republic", Jim Robinson, has joined a growing boycott of the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) due to a homosexual activist group sponsoring the event. GOProud, a group that advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and "expanding access to domestic partner benefits" for homosexuals, is listed as a sponsor of the event at CPAC's website. Mr. Robinson has joined a number of conservative activists including Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver, and Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of...
  • CPAC and GOProud - strange bedfellows

    12/17/2009 5:17:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 535+ views
    One News Now ^ | December 16, 2009 | Jim Brown
    A spokesman for the American Family Association says a Republican homosexual activist group doesn't belong at a popular conservative political conference in February. The homosexual activist group GOProud, an offshoot of the Log Cabin Republicans, boasts on its website that it will be a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on February 18-20. Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of GOProud, says taking part in CPAC "is one of the most important things [GOProud] will do all year," and affords the homosexual activist group "an incredible opportunity to deliver [its] message." GOProud advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of...
  • U.N. push for world government, advocates approval of key building block: Law of the Sea Treaty

    09/05/2005 8:59:17 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 58 replies · 2,126+ views
    The Center For Security Policy ^ | August 31, 2005 | Frank Gaffney
    Decision Brief No. 05-D 44 2005-08-31 On eve of U.N. push for global government, advocates urge Senate to approve a building block: The Law of the Sea Treaty (Washington, D.C.): As concern grows that the United Nations is intent on replacing what the National Security Guidance calls "an orderly arrangement of sovereign states" with a proto-world government - complete with the ability to impose international taxes, a new push is being made for a treaty that would advance that purpose: the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). This sovereignty-sapping agenda is at the heart of a dispute now playing...
  • A second look at Harding

    11/26/2009 12:08:35 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 1,382+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2009 | David Keene
    The real Woodrow Wilson, it turns out, was a far less admirable character than the cardboard hero we learned about in school. In fact, in some ways the boring Midwesterner who succeeded him looks better than him when one compares what the two actually accomplished. Harding famously said he wanted to restore “normalcy” to a nation on the verge of a breakdown at the end of the Great War and set about working to heal the wounds that divided the nation. During the war, Wilson attacked those he called “hyphenated Americans” as disloyal and set about systematically using his power...
  • Washington Insider David Keene Disses Governor Palin, Claims to Speak for Grassroots

    11/01/2009 1:53:04 PM PST · by DB9 · 28 replies · 1,720+ views
    Amidst all the exciting news coming out of NY-23 yesterday, there was an article in the Washington Examiner by Mark Tapscott. At the very end of Tapscott’s article, David Keene is interviewed about the Upstate New York campaign: This race will have more impact on the Republican politics than any other this year. I believe Hoffman will win on Tuesday, but regardless of the outcome, he and the conservative base of the Republican party have already won by proving that conservatives can no longer be ignored by an establishment that has all too often ignored those it is supposed to...
  • In NY-23 There Are Four Who Deserve Tremendous Credit

    10/31/2009 11:09:41 AM PDT · by BAW · 38 replies · 2,014+ views
    Red State ^ | Oct 31, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    Lots of people want credit for Dede Scozzafava dropping out today. I feel like I have had a view from the inside. Lots of people are trying to give me credit for rallying the base since last July for Hoffman, but from my vantage point, there are four that are being overshadowed by Pataki, Pawlenty, and Palin, but who genuinely and truly deserve a hell of a lot more credit than most. Please though, remember these four: 1. Susan B. Anthony List. First in and last out, they have been under the radar for months. Before the tea party activists....
  • David Keene of the ACU endorses Doug Hoffman (NY-23)

    10/29/2009 10:32:29 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 19 replies · 861+ views
    American Conservative Union Political Action Committee ^ | 9/29/09 | American Conservative Union Political Action Committee
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Conservative Union's political action committee, ACU PAC, today formally endorsed New York Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the upcoming Special Election in New York's 23rd Congressional District. ACU PAC Chairman David Keene said in announcing the endorsement that the New York State Conservative Party has given the people of the 23rd District the choice Republican leaders would deny them. "Doug Hoffman is an intelligent, sincere leader who can and will win this election and at the same time send a message to NY State GOP leaders that they won't be able to ignore," Keene...
  • John Ziegler KICKED OUT of Western CPAC-- Cops Called (Photo--Video Interview)

    10/17/2009 4:03:38 PM PDT · by Al B. · 28 replies · 1,662+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 12, 2009
    After lunch the local police were called and escorted John Ziegler out of the parking lot. But first there was a major confrontation in the banquet tent at the Radisson Hotel. (Ziegler confronted Keene on his comments about Sarah Palin. Video of Ziegler talking about his encounter at link.)
  • Raw;Heene Family Home Video Shows Balloon Takeoff

    10/16/2009 12:41:51 PM PDT · by coon2000 · 82 replies · 2,854+ views
    As the homemade balloon took to the air, Richard Heene blasts wife about tethering. • While world worried, 'balloon boy' was safe in attic http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7e7_1255709203
  • Exclusive: Conservative group offers support for $2M

    07/17/2009 10:46:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies · 486+ views
    The American Conservative Union asked FedEx for a check for $2 million to $3 million in return for the group’s support in a bitter legislative dispute, then the group’s chairman flipped and sided with UPS after FedEx refused to pay. For the $2 million plus, ACU offered a range of services that included: “Producing op-eds and articles written by ACU’s Chairman David Keene and/or other members of the ACU’s board of directors. (Note that Mr. Keene writes a weekly column that appears in The Hill.)” The conservative group’s remarkable demand — black-and-white proof of the longtime Washington practice known as...
  • Palin-bashing CPAC/ACU Chair donated $2,000 to Arlen Specter, endorsed Romney

    07/09/2009 12:44:31 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 182 replies · 6,335+ views
    opensecrets.org ^ | 7/9/09 | Antonnius
    David Keene, the Chairman of the American Conservative Union trashed Sarah Palin publicly today on NewsMax. However, a quick search of Mr. Keene's recent political contribution history reveals the following: David Keene, Managing Associate of the Carmen Group Lobbying Firm, and Head of ACU, Alexandria, VA. Political contributions in 2008 election cycle: KEENE, DAVID, ALEXANDRIA,VA 22314 THE CARMEN GROUP/EXEC 5/1/07 $1,000 Specter, Arlen (R) KEENE, DAVID, ALEXANDRIA,VA 22314 THE CARMEN GROUP/EXEC 12/19/07 $800 Specter, Arlen (R) KEENE, DAVID, ALEXANDRIA,VA 22314 THE CARMEN GROUP/EXEC 12/19/07 $200 Specter, Arlen (R) What I want to know is, how does a guy like this...
  • CPAC Chairman: Palin Not Ready for Presidential Run [Dave Keene? Who's Dave Keene?]

    07/09/2009 11:34:08 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 372 replies · 5,420+ views
    newsmax ^ | Today | Kessler
    <p>Sarah Palin needs to stop whining about unfair media coverage and get over the fact that some people don’t like her, Dave Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, tells Newsmax.</p> <p>Palin doesn’t seem to get that politics is a tough game, says Keene, one of the country’s most astute political observers.</p>
  • Report: Palin to speak, Limbaugh to keynote at CPAC

    02/05/2009 2:28:15 PM PST · by JRochelle · 34 replies · 2,302+ views
    HotAir ^ | 2/05/2009 | AllahPundit
    Good lord. It’s grassroots Woodstock. "The annual CPAC convention of conservatives is expected to be a sellout because two huge names are coming to deliver red-meat speeches: Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin. We’ve got the whole list for you below. Limbaugh will play clean-up, speaking last on Saturday February, and organizers expect him to expand on fight with Obamacans over his recent comment: “I want him to fail.” The schedule at the link says only that they’ve been invited, not that they’ve confirmed, but the fact that each has been given a specific time slot — Palin speaks in the...
  • Obama Makeover

    07/25/2008 9:11:45 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 122+ views
    American Conservative Union Foundation ^ | July 23, 2008 | David Keene
    Obama Makeover by David Keene Issue 112 - July 23, 2008 The makeover has begun, and by the time it’s complete, Barack Obama will be barely recognizable to many of those who signed on with him a year ago. The man who began his campaign as a quasi-spokesman for the folks at MoveOn.Org now claims he gets his foreign policy advice from a consortium of Democratic insiders that includes former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Warren Christopher. Obama may not think much of Bill and Hillary, but he wants general-election voters to know that he’s really not as different...
  • McCain Has Yet to Win Over Key Conservatives

    04/02/2008 10:53:54 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 26 replies · 156+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2008 | ELIZABETH HOLMES
    On the campaign trail last week, Sen. John McCain declared at least three times that the Republican Party is "united." But is it? Some prominent conservatives say they remain disenchanted with the party's likely nominee. Sen. McCain isn't doing enough to persuade them of his conservative credentials, they say, or win them over to his side. Although the sentiment among conservative leaders is that they will vote for Sen. McCain come November, they aren't thrilled about the prospect. "I hear a good deal of rumbling from conservatives," said Alfred Regnery, publisher of the conservative American Spectator magazine. Mr. Regnery said...
  • Double-talk jeopardy (President of American Conservative Union on McCain's Lies)

    02/04/2008 6:45:30 AM PST · by elizabetty · 16 replies · 137+ views
    The Hill ^ | 29 Jan 2008 | David Keene
    Arizona Sen. John McCain’s (R) charge that former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney favors setting a date for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq tells one a lot more about the “straight-talking” McCain than about Romney. The Arizona senator had been desperately trying to change the subject in Florida, where voter concern about the economy is seen as giving Romney a leg up in Tuesday’s primary. When Romney called him to account, McCain not only refused to apologize, he suggested instead that “the apology is owed to the young men and women serving this nation in uniform.” The McCain ploy worked...
  • Romney's ACU Endorsement a Plum

    11/30/2007 3:52:23 PM PST · by Delacon · 18 replies · 88+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2007 | Rick Moran
    Mitt Romney's endorsement by David Keene of the American Conservative Union may be the most significant declaration of support by any individual or group on the right to date. That's because the ACU enjoys widespread respect among most conservative activists - those most likely to vote in primaries. In addition to its annual rankings of Congress, the ACU puts on the number one conservative conference every year. The Conservative Political Action Conference draws around 4,000 attendees every year and features every conservative commentator, lawmaker, and author of note as speakers and panelists. An endorsement from Keene, therefore, carries more than a...
  • In Case You Missed It: David Keene On His Support For Governor Romney (Laura Ingraham Show)

    11/29/2007 4:21:15 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 39 replies · 63+ views
    Thursday, Nov 29, 2007 David Keene "The Laura Ingraham Show" 11/29/07 David Keene On His Endorsement Of Governor Mitt Romney: Laura Ingraham: "David, I know you made an announcement. I didn't reveal it to the listeners because I wanted you to tell us when you came on the show about who you were endorsing for the Republican nomination." David Keene: "Well, I decided earlier this week and announced this morning that I'm supporting Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. I came to that decision after a lot of thought. Early on in this process, I thought I'd stay neutral for...
  • ACU President David Keene Endorses Romney

    11/29/2007 8:10:34 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 135 replies · 79+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/29/07 | Chris Cillizza
    Less than 24 hours after former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) jousted with his rivals over his conservative credentials at the CNN/YouTube debate in Florida, he is set to receive the endorsement from American Conservative Union President David Keene. Keene said he became "convinced that Mitt Romney represents our best hope for 2008" and added that in the weeks remaining before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2008 he would work to persuade "my fellow conservatives that if we are serious about electing a conservative president in 2008, it's time to unite behind his candidacy." Long courted by Romney, Keene agreed...
  • Lord Acton's Law, the GOP Version

    11/12/2007 1:45:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 65+ views
    frontpagemagazine.com ^ | November 14, 2007 | David Keene
    M. Stanton Evans, one of the fathers of the modern conservative movement, once promulgated what he dubbed “Evans’s Law,” which held, quite simply, that “once our conservative friends get themselves elected or appointed to a position of influence we discover that they’re no longer our friends.” Stan’s point was that elected officials in particular tend to forget what got them into politics in the first place and abandon promises and principles in favor of whatever they think might be needed to win reelection. Evans’s Law was demon­strated by the conservatives who got themselves elected to Congress in 1994 and, finding...
  • Keene: Romney in Best Position for GOP

    10/30/2007 5:19:12 PM PDT · by CheyennePress · 32 replies · 40+ views
    NewsMax ^ | October 29, 2007 | Ronald Kessler
    Mitt Romney is in the best position to win the Republican nomination, Dave Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, tells Newsmax. While Rudy Giuliani leads in the polls, Keene says most people have not begun to focus on the election. Once they do, they will recognize how liberal Giuliani is on some social issues like abortion and gay rights, and Republicans overall will tilt against him. Then Romney’s strategy of focusing on key states like Iowa and New Hampshire could propel him to the nomination, Keene says. “Romney’s doing it the right way, in my view,” Keene says over...