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  • Joe Kennedy III calls for ending ‘cheap oil’

    04/18/2012 2:07:53 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2012 | Christopher Bedford
    As gas prices continue to soar around the country, Joe Kennedy III, the Democratic candidate for Rep. Barney Frank’s seat, wrote an online letter to supporters calling for an end to “cheap oil.” “Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama — they’ve all talked about the same thing: the need to wean ourselves off our debilitating dependence on foreign oil,” Kennedy wrote. “The cycle that allows cheap oil to trump tough choices has to stop,” he continued. “Forty years is enough.”
  • An Anniversary of Heroism and Shame: The Bay of Pigs (This day on April 17, 1961)

    04/17/2012 1:31:34 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    "They fought like tigers," writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 51 years ago today. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting - and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and Korea's Heartbreak Ridge. But in those battles Lynch and his band of brothers counted on the support of their Commander in Chief. At the Bay of Pigs, Grayston Lynch (an American) and his band of brothers (Cubans)...
  • Justice Kennedy's Million Dollar Question: Can you create commerce in order to regulate it?

    04/03/2012 4:55:35 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 10 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 4/3/12 | Richard Epstein
    The entire landscape of Congress’s constitutional powers changed on March 27, 2012, when, very early in the argument over the individual mandate, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked a somewhat shaken Solicitor General Donald Verrilli this simple question: “Can you create commerce in order to regulate it?” I was as surprised by that opening gambit as everyone else. But surely not as dismayed. As three full days of oral arguments confirmed, that one question turned the constitutional showdown over Obamacare into a real horse race, with a five to four vote to strike the mandate down perhaps now the most likely outcome....
  • Swingin’ Kennedy : The liberties of more than 300 million people hinge on just one man.

    03/31/2012 6:10:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor, Swingin’ Anthony Kennedy has been the swingingest swinger on the Supreme Court, the big Numero Cinco on all those 5–4 white-knuckle nail-biting final scores. So naturally Court observers have been paying close attention to his interventions in the Obamacare oral arguments. So far he doesn’t sound terribly persuaded by the administration’s line: “The government is saying that the federal government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases, and that changes the relationship of the federal government to...
  • Kennedy Space Center

    03/31/2012 8:22:57 AM PDT · by M.K. Borders · 6 replies
    31 March 2012 | M.K.Borders
    Does anyone have info about the Kennedy Space Center being closed down?
  • Catholic college rescinds invitation to Ted Kennedy’s second wife at bishop’s insistence

    03/31/2012 5:36:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/30/12 | Ben Johnson
    PAXTON, MASSACHUSETTS, March 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members of the Kennedy clan may be shoo-ins for every office in the state of Massachusetts, but they are not guaranteed access to young Catholic minds. Anna Maria College in Paxton uninvited Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, after Bishop Robert J. McManus said her positions on abortion, homosexuality, and the Obama administration’s mandate on insurance coverage for abortifacient contraception and sterilization were incompatible with Catholic teaching. The college said in a press release that it obeyed the bishop “with great regret,” saying that “as a small, Catholic college that...
  • The Case for Gay Acceptance in the Catholic Church (Mega Hurl Kennedy alert)

    03/28/2012 12:51:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 28, 2012 | Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
    On St. Patrick's Day I had the pleasure of speaking to about 350 Catholics who gathered together to attend a conference put on by New Ways Ministry, which is an effort to support the LGBT community in the Catholic Church. The women and men I spoke to included nuns and priests, children who had come out and parents who wanted to be supportive. Two female priests gave me special blessing and I left the meeting inspired by the devotion of those who attended. New Ways Ministry has a critical mission, since changing the Church will help those who suffer from...
  • Justice Kennedy: Would leaving parts of ObamaCare in place be more “extreme” than entire repeal?

    03/28/2012 10:36:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    So far there doesn't appear to have been any fireworks — or more accurately, duds --- at the Supreme Court today as there were yesterday. In part, that's because the topics under review aren't as explosive: severability and Medicaid expansion. That doesn't mean that the day has been entirely uninteresting, either, as Philip Klein reports for the Washington Examiner: Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court this morning considered what to do with the rest of President Obama's national health care law if its individual health insurance mandate is struck down. Though it was difficult to get a clear read on...
  • Caroline Kennedy looks bikini fabulous at 54 during beach holiday in St. Barts (St. Barfs alert)

    03/11/2012 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies · 1+ views
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2012
    There are not many women in their mid 50s who would confidently stride around in a bikini. But Caroline Kennedy hit the beach in St. Barts yesterday and proudly displayed her great figure. The 54-year-old author and member of the Camelot dynasty showed off her toned stomach in a purple two piece and had an idyllic afternoon on the French Caribbean island. She spent time splashing around in the ocean before relaxing on the sand with her husband Edwin Schlossberg, 66, and two of their three children. The couple, who have been married for 25 years but are rarely...
  • Kennedys’ profit near $1M at nonprofit (Friends of Hugo Chavez)

    03/11/2012 11:44:28 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 03/11/12 | Howie Carr
    The Kennedys are still the royal family of Massachusetts, not just in politics, but also in the wonderful world of “nonprofits.” You’ve been hearing a lot lately about local nonprofits on wild spending sprees. But they’re pikers compared to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy II of Citizens Energy. Let’s go straight to IRS Form 990 filed with the state attorney general for the year 2010. Joe Kennedy, the former congressman and father of JoJoJo Kennedy, who next January will inherit Barney Frank’s seat in the U.S. House, is the CEO of Citizens Energy. He made $708,198 in 2010 at...
  • Joe K3 defends dad on Venezuela oil

    03/11/2012 10:58:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 11, 2012 | John Zaremba
    Joseph P. Kennedy III is defending his dad’s vocal support for oil-rich U.S. antagonist and Iran ally Venezuela, saying the deal his father’s power-for-the-poor nonprofit struck with a state-run petrol firm has done plenty of good and little, if any, harm.
  • The Royal Family of Mass. "Non-Profits"(Joe Kennedy-Citizen Energy)

    03/09/2012 9:20:55 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 12 replies
    HowieCarr.us ^ | March 9, 2012 | Howie Carr
    Check out form 990 from Atty. Gen. Marsha Coakley's public-charities website. Good old Joe, ex-Congressman and father of Congressional wannabe JoJoJo Kennedy, made a total of $708,000+ in all of his Citizens Energy dealings in 2010. And guess who Citizens' "director of marketing" is. None other than Mrs. Joe Kennedy, a/k/a Beth. She took home another $261,000. Hugo Chavez must be muy proud of his gringo amigos! (Form 990 link at site)
  • RFK Jr.: Inhofe is 'call girl' for Big Oil

    03/06/2012 8:02:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | March 6, 2012 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Leave it to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to one-up Rush Limbaugh in the name-calling department. "Speaking of prostitutes, big oil's top call girl Sen Inhofe wants to kill fuel economy backed by automakers, small biz, enviros, & consumers," the New York-based environmentalist wrote Tuesday on Twitter. Kennedy was targeting Inhofe for a letter the Oklahoma Republican sent last week to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson that questions the Obama administration's fuel economy and air pollution policies. Inhofe spokesman Matt Dempsey said Kennedy's tweet crosses the line, especially in the wake of Limbaugh’s apology to a Georgetown University student after calling her...
  • The Vocation of Christians in American Public Life

    02/29/2012 10:18:55 AM PST · by jobim · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Denver website ^ | March 1, 2010 | ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT
    ...Fifty years ago this fall, in September 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy, the Democratic candidate for president, spoke to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. He had one purpose. He needed to convince 300 uneasy Protestant ministers, and the country at large, that a Catholic like himself could serve loyally as our nation’s chief executive. Kennedy convinced the country, if not the ministers, and went on to be elected. And his speech left a lasting mark on American politics. It was sincere, compelling, articulate – and wrong. Not wrong about the patriotism of Catholics, but wrong about American history and very...
  • RUSH: WHY SANTORUM SCARES THE LEFT

    02/29/2012 6:58:18 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 48 replies · 4+ views
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | February 28, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why Santorum Scares the Left February 28, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, we have some headlines that are in the Drive-By Media today. Most of them are about Santorum and how out of touch he is and how what a wacko he is and what a creep, what a fanatic. I had 'em set aside. I'll just run through the headlines here.ABC: "New Lows Among Conservatives Mark Romney’s Popularity Problem."This is an ABC News/Washington Post poll on Romney's plummeting popularity with conservative Republicans. From the Right Scoop: "Santorum: Romney Uniquely Unqualified to Take on President Obama." From the National...
  • Maternity nurse Cari Luciano says she was stunned to be in scrap with Douglas Kennedy

    02/26/2012 8:15:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2012 | Daniel Beekman and Tina Moore
    Douglas Kennedy and his wife Molly with their son Boru. The petite, Brooklyn-born nurse who tussled with Robert F. Kennedy’s son in a hospital maternity ward was stunned that she fought with a member of Camelot, her husband said Saturday. Steve Luciano, 57, said his 5-foot-tall wife, Cari, was just doing her job when she tried to stop Douglas Kennedy from leaving the hospital with his 2-day-old baby boy. “Her comment to me that night was, ‘I was assaulted tonight and could you believe it, it was a Kennedy who did it?’” Luciano told the Daily News on Saturday in...
  • Matthews to sexually-assaulted JFK intern: Shut up

    02/21/2012 7:00:07 AM PST · by newheart · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.21.12 | Michelle Fields
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews told The Daily Caller that he would still consider John F. Kennedy a hero and still would have written his new book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” if his daughter had been one-time White House intern Mimi Alford. Alford recently wrote “Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath” about an affair she says started when she was 19 years old. In the book she claims Kennedy took her virginity and then asked her to perform oral sex on his aides. TheDC caught up with Matthews on Monday at Ford’s Theatre...
  • Joe Kennedy III announces run for Barney Frank’s seat

    02/16/2012 7:45:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    The Kennedys are officially back into the family business. Joseph Kennedy III, a scion of the famous political family, announced Thursday that will run for the Massachusetts House seat being vacated by Rep. Barney Frank (D).
  • Joe Kennedy III to announce bid for congressional seat held by retiring Rep. Frank

    02/15/2012 2:30:34 PM PST · by MissesBush · 49 replies
    BOSTON — Joseph Kennedy III is formally jumping into the race for the Massachusetts congressional seat now held by retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank. A member of the campaign who requested anonymity so as not to preempt the candidate’s announcement tells The Associated Press the Democrat is expected to make the announcement Thursday. Kennedy recently moved from Cambridge to Brookline, part of the state’s newly redrawn 4th Congressional District. Kennedy is the son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy II and a grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy. The family has deep ties to the Boston suburb. Kennedy announced...
  • JFK, Monster (adult theme and language)

    02/10/2012 6:03:26 AM PST · by rellimpank · 62 replies
    The New Repubic ^ | 10 feb 2012 | Timothy Noah
    I knew that John F. Kennedy was a compulsive, even pathological adulterer, given to taking outlandish risks after he entered the White House. I knew he treated women like whores. And I knew he had more than a few issues with his father about toughness and manliness and all that. But before I read in the newspaper that Mimi Alford's just-released memoir, Once Upon A Secret: My Affair With President John F. Kennedy And Its Aftermath, described giving Dave Powers a blow job at JFK's request and in his presence, I didn't know that Kennedy had an appetite for subjecting...
  • Criticism of President Dangerous, Says Jackson

    02/07/2012 9:36:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 27 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    Former presidential candidate Reverend Jesse Jackson averred that criticism of President Obama has gotten dangerously out of hand. “The constant barrage of right-wing criticism leveled at the president by his enemies has reached unacceptably perilous magnitude,” Jackson insisted. “When a governor is allowed to point her finger at him or a member of Congress is permitted to get away with calling him a liar we must acknowledge that rhetoric has gone too far.” Jackson cited history to bolster his concern. “President John Kennedy was vilified by right-wingers,” Jackson asserted. “This created an atmosphere conducive to violence. The next we knew,...
  • Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed LBJ killed JFK & had affair w/ movie star'

    02/06/2012 5:40:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2011 | 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...
  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    02/05/2012 6:24:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2012 | By Julie Cart
    Environmentalists are torn over the high cost of breaking reliance on fossil fuels. Industrial-scale solar development is well underway in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The federal government has furnished more public property to this cause than it has for oil and gas exploration over the last decade — 21 million acres. In the fight against climate change, the Mojave Desert is about to take one for the team. "I have spent my entire career thinking of myself as an advocate on behalf of public lands and acting for their protection," said Johanna Wald, a veteran environmental...
  • The liberal case against Obama

    02/04/2012 9:42:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 4, 2012 | By Neal Gabler
    ALL ACROSS America, liberals have been engaged in a debate over the enthusiasm with which to support President Obama’s reelection. One side argues that while Obama might not have been the second coming of FDR, he was dealt an impossible hand; Republicans obstructed everything Obama tried, which forced him to attempt to compromise. The other side faults Obama for often behaving like a Republican lite rather than fighting for the things for which liberals and Democrats have stood. Complaints notwithstanding, these folks will likely pull the lever for him come November, but they are less excited about doing so than...
  • Mark Levin airs video of Romney thanking Ted Kennedy "my collaborator and friend"

    01/30/2012 4:21:40 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/30/2012 | DoctorZin
    Mark Levin discovers video of Romney thanking Ted Kennedy for his essential help in passing Romney-care Mark Levin is asking why have we never seen/heard of this??
  • Joe K3 ‘excited’ to get his feet wet in politics (At 31, he lives with Mom.)

    01/21/2012 12:48:28 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/21/12 | O'Ryan Johnson
    He’s still living with his mother in Cambridge, but 31-year-old Joseph P. Kennedy III said he’ll move soon into the 4th Congressional District and begin charting a possible run for Barney Frank’s open seat. (snip) Kennedy appeared with Gov. Deval Patrick’s former spokesman Kyle Sullivan and was far more professional than his first encounter with the Herald two weeks ago, when he called the reporter “dude” then said he was at work and couldn’t answer any questions.
  • State elections officials unsure how long recall signature review will require

    01/18/2012 5:49:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Wisconsin's chief elections official says he doesn't know how long it will take to review roughly 1.9 million signatures that have been submitted to recall Gov. Scott Walker and five others. The law requires the review to be done in 31 days, but Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy said Tuesday it will take longer than that. Kennedy says the board will go to court soon to seek the delay and ask that all six elections be held on the same day. Democrats who spearheaded the recall say the review should be done as quickly as possible. Kennedy says it...
  • Joe K3, Liz Warren could avenge Kennedy clan

    01/17/2012 6:46:35 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/17/12 | Joe Battenfeld
    Scott Brown got into the U.S. Senate two years ago declaring, “This is not the Kennedys’ seat,” but 2012 could be the Year of the Kennedys’ Revenge. Joseph P. Kennedy III’s likely congressional run in the redrawn 4th District, which includes Brown’s Wrentham hometown, has Democrats buzzing about a new generation of Kennedys helping Elizabeth Warren take back the late family patriarch’s Senate seat. With Warren already running even with the Republican incumbent in the polls, even a small wave of Kennedy nostalgia, especially on Brown’s strongest turf, could sweep the Democratic challenger to victory in November. The prospect also...
  • For sale: Hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body in Dallas

    01/16/2012 5:42:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    An auto auction company in Scottsdale, Ariz., plans to sell a 1964 Cadillac hearse that company executives say transported the body of President Kennedy after he was assassinated in Dallas. The car was used to take the body from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field Airport, where Air Force One was waiting to return it to Washington. The Barrett-Jackson company has posted photos of the hearse on its website, along with a history of the vehicle.
  • Was the Kennedy Family a Bunch of Racists?

    01/16/2012 9:54:37 AM PST · by pinochet · 34 replies · 1+ views
    I am not a supporter of congressman Ron Paul. But one of the accusations that has been made against him, is racism, because of articles he published in his newsletters in the 1980s criticizing Martin Luther King. But how come nobody called Jackie Kennedy a racist, when she made comments about Martin Luther King that were even more offensive and vitriolic, than Ron Paul? http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/12/earlyshow/main20104707.shtml How many are aware that John F. Kennedy, failed to invite black entertainer, Sammy Davis Jr. to his inaugural ball, despite the fact that Davis worked extremely hard in the electoral campaign of 1960 to...
  • NY Governor's ex-wife Kerry Kennedy 'making $40 MILLION by advocating for rainforests'

    01/16/2012 8:16:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Activist Kerry Kennedy apparently has more than just a humanitarian interest in the outcome of the trial over the environmental damages caused to Ecuadorian rain forests. It was revealed today that Ms Kennedy, who is the ex-wife of Governor Andrew Cuomo and former president John F. Kennedy's niece, has a financial stake in the contentious legal battle. ~snip~ Local courts recently ordered Chevron to pay $18billion in damages-which the company is now appealing- and if the decision is upheld, $40million of that money could go straight to Ms Kennedy. ~snip~ Just a few months after penning the article, she was...
  • Joe Kennedy III engaged to be married

    01/14/2012 7:11:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | January 13, 2012
    It's been a busy month for Joseph Kennedy III. The son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy is engaged to be married to Lauren Anne Birchfield, a fellow Harvard Law School graduate. The announcement comes a little more than a week after the 31-year-old Kennedy formed an exploratory committee as a first step toward a run for the U.S. House seat held by retiring Rep. Barney Frank.
  • British government awaiting release of US held IRA tapes

    01/09/2012 1:54:32 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-9-12 | Tom Leonard
    The British government is waiting to hear whether a U.S. appeals court will allow the release of interviews with former IRA members purportedly accusing Gerry Adams of running a secret death squad. A court in Boston heard evidence from lawyers on both sides of a protracted battle over tapes from a Boston College oral history project which obtained testimonies from two convicted IRA members between 2001 and 2006. Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, has always denied being an IRA member, let alone heading a security unit which was responsible for kidnapping, torturing and killing suspected informants. It follows a...
  • C’mon Sean, stop JoJoJo’s ‘coronation’

    01/08/2012 3:23:50 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1-8-12 | Howie Carr
    Sean Bielat, won’t you please come home? The Kennedys are back. It’s only been one blessed year with none of them in Congress, and now the plague is about to return. Joseph P. Kennedy III, also known as JoJoJo, is being “urged” to run. Mother o’ Gawd, how can we miss them when they won’t go away? JoJoJo is one of Joe Kennedy’s twin sons. For point of reference, he’s the twin who wasn’t set on fire by his father with illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July during one of those traditional Kennedy family weekends on the Cape. It...
  • Another Kennedy set to run for Congress: reports

    01/06/2012 8:20:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | 1-6-12
    NEW YORK — Joseph P. Kennedy III, a 31-year-old Massachusetts prosecutor, will run for Congress this year in a bid to resurrect the dynasty of America's most famous political family, reports said Thursday. Kennedy is in the final stages of preparing a Congressional run, with hopes to succeed retiring Democratic Representative Barney Frank, the Boston Globe and Rhode Island Public Radio reported, quoting family and Democratic sources. Should Kennedy win a seat in the House of Representatives, his family would return to national politics for the first time since Patrick Kennedy -- son of the clan's late patriarch Edward Kennedy...
  • Joseph Kennedy III takes steps toward run for Congress (not another one)

    01/05/2012 9:43:29 AM PST · by bilhosty · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 5,2011 | Frank Phillips
    Just when you thought we were free of these people.
  • Joe Kennedy Once Again Cozies Up To Hugo Chavez, And Once Again Mack Says Enough Is Enough

    12/31/2011 3:00:39 AM PST · by Darkwolf377 · 76 replies · 2+ views
    Red Orbit ^ | December 22, 2011 | PR Newswire
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In what has become an all too predictable pattern, former Massachusetts Congressman and Hugo Chavez sympathizer Joe Kennedy has once again launched television and radio advertisements praising Venezuela’s socialist dictator, Hugo Chavez. And once again, Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14), Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and Congress’ leading critic of Chavez’s dictatorship, has admonished Kennedy for continuing to publicly laud the Venezuelan strongman. Mack stated: “It’s beyond shameful that Joe Kennedy continues to line his pockets with a salary from CITGO and use our nation’s less fortunate as a PR mechanism for Hugo Chavez....
  • Cleo A. Noel, Jr. - United States Ambassador

    11/12/2004 9:12:48 AM PST · by gridlock · 6 replies · 670+ views
    The three ambassadors who died violent deaths were Cleo Noel Jr.,killed in March 1973 when Palestinian terrorists struck an embassy in Sudan; Adolph Dubs, killed in 1973 when Afghan police stormed a hotel room where he was being held by terrorists; and Arnold Raphel, who died in 1988 when a plane crashed. Receiving waivers as longtime diplomats with military service were William Rivkin and Philip Crowe. Rivkin, who died in 1967, served as ambassador to Senegal, Gambia and Luxembourg and spent five years of in the Army during World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Crowe, who...
  • Could Robert F. Kennedy's Assassin Have Been 'Hypno-Programmed'?

    12/16/2011 11:37:53 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Dec. 16, 2011 | Eli MacKennon
    This past March, 42 years into his life prison sentence for assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan stood in front of a parole board and repeated the same thing he had been saying at parole hearings for decades: that he had no memory of the shooting or his subsequent trial and confession of guilt. For the 14th time, his application was denied. Two weeks ago, Sirhan's attorneys filed the latest in a series of appeals that aim to get Sirhan back in front of a judge to correct what they call "an egregious miscarriage of justice." Sirhan, they argued,...
  • (Vanity) Ever notice..Whenever Obama needs to shore up his support...

    12/07/2011 9:39:09 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 19 replies
    DGHoodini
    ....He always has to try to be somebody *else*...? He's tried to "culture vulture" Kennedy, Lincoln, MLK, Roosevelt, and anyone *else* he thinks he can steal the Mojo of...He's a Nowhere Man...a phoney. He not a genuine article. and neither are those who sing his praises. What a phony!
  • Kennedy dynasty’s new hope (Joe III refuses to rule out run for Barney’s seat)

    11/30/2011 1:15:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/30/2011 | Chris Cassidy and Dave Wedge
    Middlesex prosecutor Joseph P. Kennedy III — widely seen as the best hope to carry the torch of the legendary family dynasty to a new generation — told the Herald last night he is leaving the door open to a run for Congress. “I just haven’t had the time to give it any thought, the type of careful consideration that it requires,” Kennedy said outside Cambridge District Court. “I’ve always thought politics is an honorable profession. It demands that you give it careful thought before you jump into it. When I get the time to do that, I’ll think about...
  • City moves to evict Occupy Boston protesters (Should freeloaders move to Kennedy compound?)

    11/30/2011 6:10:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 11/30/11
    City moves to evict Occupy Boston protestersNovember 30, 2011 BOSTON—The city of Boston is taking steps to evict Occupy Boston protesters living in an encampment in a city park. The city filed a 200-page document in court arguing that while the protesters have the right to free speech, they have no right to live on public property. Mayor Thomas Menino, who has previously expressed support for the Occupy movement, tells WCVB-TV that he wants to have the legal tools to have dozens of tents in Dewey Square Park removed.
  • The John F. Kennedy Assassination Homepage

    11/22/2011 8:20:07 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 148 replies
    jfk-assassination.com ^ | 4 Mar 2006 | jfk-assassination.com
    During his electoral battle tour in the south of the States, John F. Kennedy visited Dallas (Texas) on November 22, 1963. On his arrival at 1140 hours, he was warmly welcomed by the people of Dallas. Kennedy, Governor John Connally and their wives sat down in the limousine of the President which led the motorcade through the town.
  • What Killed JFK (barf alert: "right wing" hatred threatens Obama..just as it "ended" JFK's life)

    11/21/2011 8:38:16 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 114 replies · 2+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | November 20, 2011 | Frank Rich
    Immediately after the assassination and ever since, the right has tried to deflect any connection between its fevered Kennedy hatred and Oswald’s addled psyche with the fact that the assassin had briefly defected to the Soviet Union. America’s violent culture wars had started before JFK was shot. They were all on display in Oswald’s Dallas. At least in 1963, polling showed that only 5 percent of the country—a fringe—subscribed to the radical anti-government views championed by the John Birch Society and other militants of the right. These days, that fringe, whether in the form of birthers or the tea party...
  • Nonprofit wants removal of Occupy Boston camp

    11/18/2011 8:54:13 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/18/11 | Boston Herald
    BOSTON -- The nonprofit organization that oversees the site of the Occupy Boston encampment wants the protesters out. The chairwoman of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s board says in a Tuesday letter to Mayor Thomas Menino that demonstrators have prevented the general public from enjoying Dewey Square Park and forced the cancellation of other events scheduled for the site, including an Oct. 15 food festival. The Boston Globe reports that Chairwoman Georgia Murray also wrote that sanitary conditions have worsened, farmers selling food in the area have seen sales decline because of "noise, odors, and interference" from demonstrators, and the...
  • Solyndra Case Reveals Gateway Between Administration Loans, Obama Allies (Kennedy bailout?)

    11/16/2011 2:43:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/11
    Solyndra Case Reveals Gateway Between Administration Loans, Obama AlliesPublished November 16, 2011 | FoxNews.com As the White House rejects charges that the Obama administration was motivated by politics in its decisions on green energy loans, scrutiny is increasing over the preference given to Democratic donors seeking federal loans. Recent emails suggest that politics did play a role in administration decisions regarding its energy loan guarantee programs. But beyond the timing of political announcements, the Solyndra investigation has churned up questions about the White House's overall strategy of doling out taxpayer money. The rolls of green energy subsidies show that beyond...
  • Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s ‘Green’ Company Scored $1.4 Billion Taxpayer Bailout

    11/16/2011 11:30:52 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | Wilton Hall
    President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official. It’s just one more in a string of eye-opening revelations by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his explosive new book, Throw Them All Out. The details of how BrightSource managed to land its ten-figure taxpayer bailout have yet to emerge fully. However, one clue might be found in the person of Sanjay Wagle. Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedy’s firm who raised money for Barack...
  • Obama gave RFK Jr. $1.4 Billion bailout for solar company.

    11/16/2011 9:22:41 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 49 replies
    Big Govt ^ | 11/16/2011 | Wynton Hall
    President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official. It’s just one more in a string of eye-opening revelations by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his explosive new book, Throw Them All Out. The details of how BrightSource managed to land its ten-figure taxpayer bailout have yet to emerge fully. However, one clue might be found in the person of Sanjay Wagle. Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedy’s firm who raised money for Barack...
  • A War Prevented: Pope John XXIII and the Cuban Missile Crisis

    11/12/2011 1:17:11 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 11, 2011 | Ronald J. Rychlak
    The Holy See is the oldest continuing international organization in the world. Its Secretary of State office was established in 1486, and that is also when its first permanent representatives were established in Venice, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, and France. Today, the Holy See maintains diplomatic relations with 176 states. It is also the only Permanent Observer State at the United Nations, and it participates in various internationals conventions and agreements. While it is officially neutral, it is not silent.The Holy SeeÂ’s diplomatic prowess was tested severely during the twentieth century. Nevertheless, it played a crucial role in maintaining...
  • Carrie Fisher: Ted Kennedy once asked me if I’d have sex with Chris Dodd

    11/10/2011 4:24:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/10/11 | Allahpundit
    Can we really trust her on this? It sounds … so unlike him. In a week filled with accusations about skeevy behavior by politicians around women, it’s only right that we pay tribute to the master. “So, [in 1985,] having recently graduated completely healed and normal from my first stint in a rehab, and appearing in an almost perfectly respectable piece of work, I found myself driving from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., to have dinner with Chris Dodd, this senator who I knew virtually nothing about. Nor did Senator Dodd — like most people, then, now and always — have...