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  • Watch GOP Frontrunner Mitt Romney Praise Liberal Lion Ted Kennedy For His Role In Passing RomneyCare

    10/13/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies · 3+ views ^ | October 13, 2011 | Peter Suderman
    Despite copious evidence to back up the connection, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney has yet to admit the link between the Massachusetts health care overhaul he signed into law as governor and the federal overhaul President Obama passed last year. You can understand why he's declined: Given that Romney is running as an establishment conservative for the Republican nomination, the friendly connection to the rival party's leader and his most prominent policy achievement would be, well, kind of awkward. But when the Massachusetts law first took effect, Romney did praise a different prominent liberal collaborator as one of the law's "parents"...
  • Romney called Ted Kennedy his collaborator at RomneyCare signing

    10/12/2011 11:14:28 PM PDT · by nb1981 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/12/2011 | nb1981
    In the video (See YouTube link) Romney called Ted Kennedy his colleague and thanked him for his support in working Washington to get RomneyCare passed. This coupled with the fact that his advisers met Obama's advisers while ObamaCare was being drafted is beyond imagination. If he is the GOP nominee after all this we might as well pack it in:
  • RFK Jr. touts renewable energy as an urgent need (But Blocks Cape Wind)

    10/04/2011 2:28:58 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 42 replies
    Energy Central ^ | Oct 4, 2011 | Martin B. Cassidy
    The United States faces a clear choice of pushing forward quickly to refine solar, wind and other renewable energy sources or continue to ignore the less obvious costs of reliance on oil, coal, and nuclear energy, Robert Kennedy Jr. told a group of environmentalists Sunday afternoon. In discussing other costs that are often ignored, Kennedy cited the process of transporting coal from West Virginia. The government spends millions of dollars per mile to fill thousands of miles of road in the state with 22 inches of asphalt, Kennedy said. "Coal claims to be cheap but is probably the most catastrophically...
  • Late Sen. Ted Kennedy's daughter dies after workout (another tragedy strikes the family)

    09/17/2011 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/17/2011 | Andrew Miga and Jessica Gresko
    Six years after she was deemed cancer-free, Kara Kennedy accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, just days before Sen. Edward Kennedy died while battling a brain tumor. However, her own lung cancer treatment -- surgery and grueling chemotherapy and radiation -- left her physically weakened, her brother Patrick Kennedy said. She died Friday at age 51 after her daily workout at a Washington-area health club. "Her heart gave out," said Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island. "She's with dad." Kennedy was a member of the Sport & Health fitness center, though spokeswoman Nancy...
  • Jackie O: MLK Was Terrible, FDR a Phony

    09/17/2011 6:05:50 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 95 replies · 1+ views ^ | 091711 | Cort Kirkwood
    The truth is out. The leading lady of liberal America between 1960 and her death in 1994, the standard setter of au courant women with her pillbox hats, bouffant hairstyle, and jet-set friends, the Guinevere to Camelot’s King Arthur himself, didn’t much care for lesbians and Martin Luther King and other leftist world leaders. The tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (shown as a young First Lady, left) are out, as The New American reported, and their first installment weeks ago revealed that she thought Vice President Lyndon Johnson, the most prodigious and successful election thief in American history, had a...
  • Kara Kennedy, Daughter Of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Has Died At Age 51

    09/17/2011 8:38:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) – Kara Kennedy, the only daughter of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, has died. A Kennedy family friend confirmed to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that the 51-year-old Kennedy passed away after reportedly suffering a heart attack. In 2009, she accepted the Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, who was home battling cancer. Kennedy battled lung cancer in the past, but her cancer had been in remission since 2003.
  • Camelot Revisited: Jackie Spins the Kennedy Era From the Grave

    09/16/2011 7:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 16, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    Jackie Kennedy is back, but the world she knew as first lady is gone forever. The woman Mamie Eisenhower said looked "younger than Barbie," the fashion icon who didn't want to wear hats but capitulated at Jack's inauguration with a chic pillbox worn on the back of her head so it wouldn't ruin her bouffant hairdo, the widow who described her husband's administration as Camelot, a romantic notion as fanciful as the legend from which it was based, speaks again through a gossamer haze of pre-feminist politics. The seven-part interview the former first lady gave to historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.,...
  • Jacqueline Kennedy on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    09/09/2011 9:23:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    abc ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | RICK KLEIN
    Speaking in the months after her husband's assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy was so upset with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that she told a friend and interviewer that she could barely look at images of him. "I just can't see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man's terrible," Mrs. Kennedy said, as part of an oral history series of interviews released this month. The widowed first lady soured on King as a result of secret wiretaps arranged by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover had told President Kennedy that King tried to arrange a sex...
  • Jackie Kennedy Onassis not a fan of Martin Luther King Jr.

    09/09/2011 7:43:03 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | September 9, 2011 | Tim Mak
    Jacqueline Kennedy loathed civil rights icon Martin Luther King, saying on newly released tape recordings that she couldn’t look at a picture of him “without thinking…that man’s terrible.” Kennedy also called King a “phony” and “tricky” during hours of chatty interviews with the historian Arthur Schlesinger that he tape recorded. The never-before-revealed interviews took place in 1963, shortly after Kennedy had been assassinated. The former First Lady charged on the tapes that King had made derogatory remarks about her husband’s funeral and the Cardinal who celebrated Mass at the event, according to a report on the tapes by the Associated...
  • 'Klan Buster' Stetson Kennedy Dies at 94

    08/27/2011 11:23:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 08/27/11 | AP
    Author Stetson Kennedy, whose infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan helped expose its workings in the 1940s, has died. He was 94. Historian and friend Peggy Bulger said he died Saturday. He had been in hospice care at a hospital near St. Augustine, Florida. In the 1940s, Kennedy helped write "Superman" radio show episodes that exposed and ridiculed the Klan's rituals. In the 1950s he wrote "I Rode with the Ku Klux Klan," which was later renamed "The Klan Unmasked," and "The Jim Crow Guide." He passed along information about the Klan to the FBI, the IRS and other authorities....
  • Liberal 'Gospel' Exalts Government

    08/26/2011 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 25, 2011 | Robert Knight
    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has done us a wonderful service with her Aug. 15 article in the Atlantic, “Is Rick Perry as Christian as He Thinks He Is?” It’s a masterpiece of liberal misuse of the Bible, which will become more frequent as the campaign heats up. First, only God and Mr. Perry know what Mr. Perry thinks of his own faith. I doubt that either has shared that knowledge with Mrs. Townsend or her editors. Maryland’s Democrat lieutenant governor from 1995 to 2003, Mrs. Townsend starkly makes the case that being Christian means using other people’s tax dollars to help...
  • Max Kennedy in a mess (Another Kennedy slob alert)

    08/20/2011 5:35:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Cape Cod Times ^ | August 20, 2011 | Cynthia Mccormick
    HYANNISPORT — A renter with the famous Kennedy name has some local residents complaining about his allegedly messy ways. This month, the Barnstable police and Barnstable Health Department investigated several complaints about the 70 Longwood Ave. property being rented by Matthew Maxwell Kennedy, one of nine surviving children of Ethel Kennedy and the late Robert F. Kennedy. Neighbors who asked to remain anonymous say the location looks like a "junk yard" thanks to a jumble of boat trailers, pickup trucks, wheelbarrows, coolers, a Wave Runner, and even a huge buoy out in full view. "If it was trash or...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Wears "I Survived Maria" T-Shirt

    08/09/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | Monday – August 08, 2011
    Um, hardy har? Arnold Schwarzenegger recycled an old gag T-shirt while exercising in Santa Monica on Sunday. As the photo (originally at TMZ) shows, the former California governor and actor, 64, donned a shirt that read "I survived Maria" on the back; on the front of the shirt the dates "2007-2010" appear, but "2007" is crossed out, replaced with "1977.
  • Arnold's T-Shirt Diss: 'I Survived Maria'

    08/09/2011 11:07:51 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 28 replies
    KTLA ^ | 9 August 2011
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to be using his wardrobe to send a message to estranged wife Maria Shriver. The former governor recently donned a t-shirt that read, "I survived Maria." Schwarzenegger was spotted wearing the shirt during a bike ride Sunday in Santa Monica. The garment was designed by Shriver's staff as a joke and given to Schwarzenegger last November during a farewell party for his staff, TMZ is reporting. The shirt, which originally had the dates 2007-2010 printed on the bottom, was altered to list the dates 1977-2010. Schwarzenegger and Shriver began dating in 1977. The...
  • Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed LBJ killed JFK and had affair with movie star

    08/08/2011 9:41:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 Aug 2011 | Rachel Quigley and Liz Thomas
    Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal. The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him. She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy. Texas-born Mr Johnson, who...
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Reportedly Believed Lyndon B. Johnson Behind JFK's Assassination

    08/08/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 175 replies · 10+ views ^ | August 08, 2011
    Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis believed Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was behind the assassination of her husband, according to tapes recorded by the former first lady just months after President John F. Kennedy's death, the Daily Mail reports.
  • Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed Johnson killed JFK and had affair

    08/08/2011 1:59:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 8, 2011 | Rachel Quigley and Liz Thomas
    Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal. The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him. She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy. Texas-born Mr Johnson, who...
  • Kennedy Family Feud [Rose Wanted to Donate Home to Benedictines, Ted Tore Up papers]

    07/24/2011 1:25:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/18/11 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The Kennedys fought with the likes of Franklin Roosevelt, Jimmy Hoffa, and Robert Bork over the duration of thirteen presidential administrations. Now that no Kennedy holds political office in Washington, they're fighting each other. The family feud involves two iconic landmarks: the Kennedy Cape Cod compound and the John F. Kennedy Library overlooking Dorchester Bay. In Hyannis Port, Ted Kennedy's heirs prepare to transform the waterfront mansion the family has owned for 85 years into a retreat for thinkers and politicians contemplating public policy. The compound where early movie-mogul Joe Kennedy screened films for starlet Gloria Swanson, where the brood...
  • Hmmm… ‘Tis something in the Wind that makes me think Sarah Palin might be this Generation’s JFK…

    07/18/2011 12:38:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | May 26, 2011 | Conservative Curmudgeon
    Oh, I know, I know: This opens me up to the hackneyed Lloyd Bentsen trope about knowing John Kennedy, and you, Sarah Palin, are no John Kennedy… To which, one hopes, she would answer, “You’re right. I never cheated on my spouse, got involved with the Mob, and my Daddy never bought me a Pulitzer Prize.” But, the analogy is this: JFK created a whole new set or rules, a whole new road-map to the Presidential nomination of his party in 1960. And, we may be witnessing the same thing, fifty years later, from Sarah Palin. John Kennedy went after...
  • Was John F. Kennedy the flat-out absolute worst U.S. president of the 20th century?

    07/17/2011 5:32:01 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 190 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 07/15/2011 | Thomas Ricks
    As I studied the Vietnam war over the last 14 months, I began to think that John F. Kennedy probably was the worst American president of the previous century.