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  • EXCLUSIVE - 'She seduced him in a creaky French elevator': Bombshell book reveals Jackie O's

    05/28/2014 2:09:37 PM PDT · by kcvl · 139 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/28/2014 | Lauren Winter
    EXCLUSIVE - 'She couldn't wait and allowed him to seduce her in a creaky French elevator': Bombshell book reveals Jackie Kennedy's secret lovers, her revenge on JFK with William Holden, her steamy night with Brando and her forbidden affairs with Bobby AND Teddy New book reveals that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a passionate woman who had many men--before, during and after her marriage to JFK Authors say she bedded Hollywood actors Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck and Frank Sinatra, among others Confessed Brando, 'She took matters into her own hands and popped the magic question, ‘Would you like to...
  • 'Drunk' driver makes it to his front door before realizing a cyclist is lodged in his windshield

    01/22/2014 7:12:02 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | James Nye
    'Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle'A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, 'Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle.' The man finally noticed Gove when he stopped the car outside his home. 'He looked at me and said 'Who are you? What are you doing in the car?' Gove said. 'He started freaking out: 'I'm going to jail, I'm going to jail.'' The man then locked the car doors and went into his home. Gove, whose body had gone...
  • ‘The Most Dangerous Negro’

    08/29/2013 6:29:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 28, 2013 | Charles M. Blow
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” so disturbed the American power structure that the F.B.I. started spying on him in what The Washington Post called “one of its biggest surveillance operations in history.” The speech even moved the head of the agency’s domestic intelligence division to label King “the most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation from the standpoint of Communism, the Negro and national security.” Of course, King wasn’t dangerous to the country but to the status quo. King demanded that America answer for her sins, that she be rustled from her...
  • Kennedy And Chappaquiddick [44 Years Ago]

    07/18/2013 11:43:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Personal ^ | 7/18/13 | Bob Livingston
    In the early morning hours of July 19, 1969, a black Oldsmobile sedan turned down a narrow dirt road and careened away in a cloud of dust. As the car approached a wooden bridge that sat at an oblique angle to the road, it failed to slow. Too late, the driver realized his error. The car dropped over the side of the bridge, turned over and plunged into the Poucha Pond. The driver escaped the overturned and water-filled car. A 28-year-old female passenger did not. What followed doomed the Presidential aspirations of 37-year-old Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy. Only Kennedy...
  • Report: Caroline Kennedy to Be Named Ambassador to Japan

    04/01/2013 5:28:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 130 replies
    Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, will be nominated to be the next ambassador to Japan, the Washington Post reports. "Looks like there will be a Camelot East — make that Far East: Caroline Kennedy is heading to Tokyo to be the U.S. ambassador. Kennedy, whose support for President Obama during his 2008 campaign was seen as crucial, had been widely talked about as a candidate for the plum diplomatic post, but now things have apparently been firmed up," reports the Post.
  • NASA Selling Off Launchpads, Runways At Kennedy Center

    01/07/2013 6:11:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | staff
    From The Orlando Sentinel: That has prompted NASA to advertise a long list of KSC facilities and equipment as available for use, lease or, in some cases, outright purchase by the right business. Among them: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles were launched; space in the Vehicle Assembly Building, the iconic 526-foot-tall structure first used to assemble Saturn V-Apollo rockets; the Orbiter Processing Facilities, essentially huge garages where the shuttles were maintained; Hangar N and its high-tech test equipment; the launch-control center; and various other buildings and chunks of undeveloped property. A lot of the stuff needs to be transferred by...
  • Mass. driver rescued after crashing car into pool

    09/05/2012 10:49:13 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    NECN.COM ^ | September 4, 2012
    They say as of Tuesday evening, he is still in the hospital but that he's expected to be okay. There's no question he is lucky. He backed over a fence, and his car was completely submerged in his neighbor's pool. What's supposed to be in a backyard pool? A kick board, maybe, but certainly not fence posts. And definitely not a Chevy Impala. "I heard a big bang and I decided to come out on my steps and look in my yard and there's a hole in my fence and a car in my pool," said Tom Cheffro, of Malden,...
  • Video: Convention devoted to women celebrates Ted Kennedy unironically

    09/04/2012 8:13:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | AllahPundit
    p>I won't run through the usual litany of misdeeds. If you don't already know them by heart, you'll commit them to memory eventually when you finally tire of liberals screeching at you for "hating women" while holding this guy up as a secular saint. (Chappaquiddick material is abundant online, but this post will get you up to speed on another legendary incident.) I've got to say, in all sincerity: I appreciate their brazenness in building a convention around the theme of a "war on women" while not only inviting Bill Clinton to be a headline speaker but having a video...
  • Iowa judges ousted after legalizing same-sex marriage to receive Profiles in Courage Award

    05/07/2012 7:05:37 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 7, 2012 | AP
    CBS/AP) BOSTON - President John F. Kennedy's only surviving child is celebrating what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages. . . . The three judges will receive a sterling silver ship's lantern symbolizing a beacon of hope. The award, which was designed by Kennedy's husband, Edwin Schlossberg, and crafted by Tiffany & Co., resembles one belonging to the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides."
  • Goodbye To Glory Days And Shuttle-Ready Jobs

    04/14/2011 5:46:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | April 14, 2011 | Staff
    NASA: Instead of awarding our retired space fleet to museums, we should be awarding contracts to go to Mars and beyond. Once we triumphed over the vacuum of space. Now we face a vacuum of leadership. A nation whose world leadership was unquestioned once held its breath as an American spacecraft placed American astronauts on the surface of the moon. It was a triumph of exceptionalism that was officially laid to rest this week as a nation held its breath to see which museums our space shuttle fleet would be awarded to. In these difficult economic times and with a...
  • McMahon won’t remove ad that includes footage of JFK

    09/23/2010 1:49:22 PM PDT · by Drango · 139 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/23/10 | Holly Bailey
    Connecticut GOP Senate hopeful Linda McMahon is refusing to remove a Web ad that uses archive footage of John F. Kennedy talking about the importance of tax cuts. The 30-second spot, titled "A Good Idea Then and Now," uses 1963 footage of the late president arguing that tax cuts would serve as an economic stimulus. It's a message meant to bolster McMahon's position that the so-called Bush tax cuts, set to expire later this year, should be extended. Edward Kennedy Jr., the late president's nephew, sent a letter to McMahon this week asking the GOP candidate to pull the ad,...
  • Rewriting History on Kennedy's Chappaquiddick Accident

    08/30/2010 2:43:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies ^ | Aug. 30, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    For many, the name Chappaquiddick conjures images of a drunken Sen. Edward Kennedy hitting on Mary Jo Kopechne in his Oldsmobile, losing control, and plunging into the water of Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick Island, adjacent to Martha's Vineyard where President Obama was vacationing. Kopechne, a family friend, drowned; and Teddy fumbled for excuses about what happened. Now, a year after Kennedy died, his lifelong biographer Burton Hersh, armed with fresh interviews with Kennedy's mistress at the time, tells Whispers that the whole July 1969 episode should have been handled as a simple crash, leaving the senator's legacy untainted. "It was...
  • Paper: RFK Jr. files for divorce; no details given

    07/13/2010 6:19:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed for divorce from his wife of 16 years, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Journal News, citing Westchester County clerk records, said on its website that the filing occurred on May 12, three days before Kennedy's wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, was charged with drunken driving. It said details, including any grounds cited for divorce, were not available. Calls to Robert Kennedy and to Mary Kennedy's attorney were not immediately returned. The Journal News quoted Kennedy as saying, "I'm not going to talk to you about my personal life." Kennedy, a prominent environmentalist, is the son...
  • Feds Issue Terror Watch for the Texas/Mexico Border

    05/26/2010 12:12:52 PM PDT · by Doogle · 125 replies · 4,148+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/26/10 | By Jana Winter
    The Department of Homeland Security is alerting Texas authorities to be on the lookout for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico, a security expert who has seen the memo tells
  • Obama’s April 15th Speech at Kennedy Space Center (Space worker really lets Obama have it!)

    04/21/2010 8:29:40 AM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 37 replies · 1,719+ views ^ | April 20, 2010 | Rocketman
    Summary Obama is a liar. Pure and simple. I know some of you are offended to hear him called a liar, but he is. He is also a coward for not facing the people whose hopes and dreams for our Human Space Flight Program are being destroyed by this man and his accomplices in Congress and NASA. There is no new Human Space Flight Program. There is just a poorly written Powerpoint, lacking in specifics or even a name, posted on Obama’s teleprompter. No ship, no hardware, no employees, nothing but crap. There is no destination, no idea what NASA...
  • Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released

    04/12/2010 8:23:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 3,309+ views
    Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released Family Given Permission To Review Files First BOSTON (CBS) ― The FBI kept a top secret file on the late Senator Ted Kennedy. There are thousands of pages in it. There could be a lot of material in there that would make tabloid editors salivate. The files are being released after media requests under the Freedom of Information Act, reports CBS station WBZ-TV. The FBI is ready to make 3,000 of those pages public, but before they do, the Kennedy family will see them first. The Globe reports that while the...
  • It's On - Push Polling "Hate Group" Support for Brown

    01/08/2010 10:56:54 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 6 replies · 846+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 01/08/10 | Legal Insurrection
    I received this e-mail from a Massachusetts resident and businesswoman (and I verified her identity through publicly available sources), regarding a phone call she received last night: I got an odd call last night that presented as a survey on the Kennedy election. I was willing to participate in the survey but was left with a bad feeling when it was over. Today I am hoping to let a few people know. I saw your blog. They identified themselves as McGrath [sic - see below] from Denver but I was unable to find anything on Google. The questions were obnoxious;...
  • 'Nobody Had a Better Sense of What Was Right Than Teddy' - Parade's Cover Story on Mrs. Kennedy

    12/21/2009 5:55:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 1,392+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2009 | Tim Graham
    The whitewashing of Ted Kennedy continued on the cover of Parade magazine, a supplement to many Sunday newspapers around the country. Dotson Rader interviewed Victoria Kennedy, the second wife of the late senator. Decades of womanizing and a woman’s death at Chappaquiddick after Kennedy left the scene of an accident weren’t really noteworthy. One large bold pull quote read "Nobody had a better sense of what was right than Teddy." "Tell that to Mary Jo Kopechne" was not a sentence that appeared in the article. The other large pull quote from Mrs. Kennedy was "He was elected to make...
  • House cancels estate tax repeal, extends current tax rate

    12/03/2009 11:51:04 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 172 replies · 7,063+ views
    Washington Post | December 3, 2009 | Staff
    The House votes 224-199 to cancel a one-year repeal of the estate tax, set to begin next month, and instead permanently extends the current tax, with a top rate of 45 percent on estates larger than $3.5 million.
  • The President Who Told The TRUTH

    10/06/2009 8:32:58 AM PDT · by · 822+ views
    Apologies for the tease (can you post pics here? I'm a FR noob...) but follow the jump for perhaps one of the rarest photographs in existence. Of the beloved Bella Pelosi. Prepare yourselves...
  • Fortune helped fuel Kennedy family legacy, agenda

    08/31/2009 12:16:55 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 72 replies · 2,703+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sun Aug 30, 2009 | STEVE LeBLANC
    Sen. Edward Kennedy's family fortune not only fueled his brothers' presidential campaigns and his eight terms in the U.S. Senate, it also helped drive the family's liberal legacy and forge Kennedy's lifelong crusade for universal health care. Just how wealthy was Kennedy when he died Tuesday at the age of 77 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer? Untangling a family fortune that reaches back to the early days of the past century is murky business, but the annual federal financial disclosure reports Kennedy was required to file provide at least a' partial glimpse into his personal capital. As a...
  • Columnist Cheers Cable News Wasn't Around for Chappaquiddick 'Media Bombardment'

    08/31/2009 6:09:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 18 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | August 30, 2009 | Tim Graham
    If we'd had insatiable 24/7 cable news networks in July 1969, the accident on Chappaquiddick Island in which a passenger in a car driven by Sen. Edward Kennedy drowned would likely have dominated the national consciousness for months. Special programs every night devoted to nothing but pundits bickering over the depths of the 37-year-old Kennedy's responsibility for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, 28. Town-hall-style chat shows every afternoon in which ordinary Americans issued their verdicts and sentences before the evidence was in.
  • Off the Wagon [FLASHBACK: Obama apologist and "enabler" Paul Krugman trashes Bush deficits in 2003]

    08/30/2009 5:27:06 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 695+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 17, 2003 | Paul Krugman
    Picture a recovering alcoholic falling off the wagon. First he says he can handle a few drinks... But eventually he turns mean... As a drunk is to alcohol, the Bush administration is to budget deficits. During the 2000 campaign George W. Bush often pledged to maintain fiscal responsibility... [H]is people said they could cut taxes, pay for new programs... and still pay off most of the federal government's debt... Now the budget director, Mitch Daniels, has admitted the obvious: The federal government faces the prospect of large deficits as far as the eye can see. And sure enough, the drunk...
  • 'Kennedy’ once meant ‘tax cutter’

    08/30/2009 6:39:35 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 10 replies · 723+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 08/30/09 | Jeff Jacoby
    HIS NAME was Kennedy. He was the preeminent figure in the Democratic Party. And he was a resolute supply-side tax-cutter.
  • The Lion and the Bear

    08/30/2009 3:25:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 701+ views ^ | August 30, 2009 | David R. Stokes
    When then President Bill Clinton spoke at former President Richard Nixon’s funeral, he suggested that the “day of judging President Nixon on anything less than his entire life and career come to a close.” The speaker had no clue at the time how much he would need that kind of big-picture graciousness later on, but these sentiments are common on such occasions. Having been a member of the clergy for 32 years, it has been my duty to officiate memorial services, comforting mourners while doing my best to eulogize the deceased. The word eulogy is rooted in scripture, most often...
  • Ted Kennedy’s America

    08/29/2009 4:13:59 PM PDT · by edge10 · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    New Republic Online ^ | October 26, 2007 12:00 AM | Jonah Goldberg
    If you think American politics have gotten nastier, crueler, and more symbolic over the last 20 years, blame Ted Kennedy.
  • Kennedy, Bork and the Politics of Judicial Destruction

    08/29/2009 2:20:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 421+ views
    NYTimes ^ | August 29, 2009
    August 28, 2009 Kennedy, Bork and the Politics of Judicial Destruction TOBIN HARSHAW The death of a public figure, especially a polarizing one, always makes things a bit dicey in opinionland. Do the detractors speak ill of the dead? Do the defenders pre-empt such criticisms, or does that just inspire the critics? In the case of Ted Kennedy, whose many accomplishments got due recognition everywhere, most chose to duck the fight on anything more problematic. There was comparatively little talk about a Harvard scandal, a very sad end to a first marriage or a controversial rape trial. Even among the...
  • Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit

    08/29/2009 8:20:52 AM PDT · by Rampolla · 36 replies · 1,567+ views
    Forbes ^ | 8-28-09 | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. "On 9-10 May of this year," the May 14 memorandum explained, "Sen. Edward Kennedy's close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow." (Tunney was Kennedy's law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) "The senator charged...
  • Pal: Dying Kennedy spoke of reuniting with JFK, RFK -- Saw Obama carrying on family’s legacy

    08/29/2009 4:58:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 131 replies · 2,800+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 29, 2009 | Hillary Chalbot
    U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy went to his deathbed looking forward to a reunion with his assassinated brothers - certain he could proudly tell them he had continued their legacy through the president who will deliver his eulogy today, U.S. Rep. William Delahunt told the Herald yesterday. In a dramatic conversation with Delahunt, the ailing Kennedy “talked about a reunion with his brothers, and I’m confident he could say, ‘I did it. I carried the torch,’ ” said Delahunt. “From Jack to Bobby to the Obama moment, Teddy really was the bridge. He carried the torch and never wavered.” The...

    08/28/2009 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 40 replies · 3,135+ views
    FR archives ^ | 14.05. 1983 | Comrade Y.V. Andropov
    Sweetness and Light is forbidden, where they have the complete text of the letter, so, here's a repost from 2006. Text of KGB Letter on Senator Ted Kennedy Special Importance Committee on State Security of the USSR 14.05.1983 No. 1029 Ch/OV Moscow Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Comrade Y.V. Andropov Comrade Y.V. Andropov On 9-10 May of this year, Senator Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant J. Tunney was in Moscow. The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of...
  • Ed Klein: Kennedy liked to joke about Chappaquiddick (barf alert)

    08/28/2009 1:49:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies · 1,008+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8-27-09
    This isn't an accusation from Ted Kennedy's political opponents, but a nostalgic remembrance by one of his friends. Ed Klein, former Newsweek editor, tells the Diane Rehm Show: "I dont know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics of humor was indeed Chappaquiddick itself. And he would ask people, have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick? That is just the most amazing thing. Its not that he didnt feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things,...
  • Ted Kennedy: The Senator of Sleaze who was a drunk sexual bully... and left a young woman to die

    08/27/2009 11:37:56 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 54 replies · 2,787+ views
    Senator Edward 'Ted' Kennedy stood for sleaze. Bloated and drunken, he used his standing in the Kennedy clan to chase vulnerable women - which brought his dream of reaching the White House to a shameful end. He was the youngest of the four Kennedy brothers, and by far the longest lived. Incredibly, he was in line to inherit his brother John F. Kennedy's legendary presidency, but his chances were dashed following the drowning of the pretty, young campaign assistant Mary Jo Kopechne. Forever known as the Chappaquiddick Incident after the Massachusetts island where it took place, the scandal in 1969...
  • Remember Teddy’s KGB Connections

    08/27/2009 9:12:14 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 19 replies · 1,373+ views ^ | 8/27/2009 | Connie Hair
    The death of Sen. Edward M. “Teddy” Kennedy this week marks the end of an American political era colored in crayon by the media-generated notion of American royalty.  Ted Kennedy will be laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery, the last of the three Kennedy brothers who once dominated the American political landscape, and the only one of the four Kennedy brothers to live to see his fifties. As his fellow liberals attempt to shove the national takeover of health care through Congress, even suggesting renaming the bill after Kennedy in a memorial tribute, it becomes urgent to set aside the...
  • Ted Kennedy and the Death (Hopefully) of an Era

    08/27/2009 11:05:24 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 36 replies · 1,044+ views
    Reason ^ | 26 August 2009 | Nick Gillespie
    With the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), two points immediately come to mind. First is the endless, generally uncritical encomia that journalists and other public commenters immediately generate whenever any major figure, especially a controversial one, dies. Here's a writer for what was effectively Kennedy's hometown paper, The Boston Globe: "I think they're gonna say he is one of the greatest legislators, or most effective legislators—if not the most effective legislator—the Senate has ever seen," Boston Globe reporter and author Susan Milligan said. "And I don't think you could find a sitting senator right now, Democrat or Republican, who...
  • Kennedy life, legacy dominates US newspapers

    08/27/2009 12:18:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 680+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/27/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The death of Senator Ted Kennedy dominated front pages across the United States on Thursday with newspapers proclaiming it the end of an era and a huge loss for the Democratic Party. "Final Curtain Falls on 'Camelot' Era," read the headline on the lead article in The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky. "End of an American Epoch," declared The Washington Post, which devoted another four pages inside its front section to the life and legacy of the Senate legend who died of brain cancer on Tuesday at the age of 77. "Throughout his career he stood by some...
  • A Conservative Reflection on Ted Kennedy

    08/27/2009 7:49:12 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 10 replies · 740+ views
    Human events ^ | August 27, 2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Political figures are said to be remembered in one line. George Washington was the father of his country. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. Ronald Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot. Ted Kennedy let a woman die at Chappaquiddick and tried to cover it up. If obituaries rightly remember the Massachusetts solon as America's third longest serving senator, they do history a disservice by downplaying why he served so long in the Senate and not a day in the White House.
  • Ted Kennedy's other (true) legacy. Never forget.

    08/26/2009 8:57:44 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 51 replies · 2,550+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Augsut 26, 2009 | Jeff Head
    TED KENNEDY'S TRUE LEGACY If Obama and the Democrats want to name their monstrosity of a health care plan after Ted Kennedy, then they should include Mary Joe's name in it per the above graphic. Ted Kennedy was indeed a singular figure in American political history. Very few, if any, other individuals have done more to harm traditional America and our constitutional Republic over such a long period than Ted Kennedy. But Obama seems committed to try. “Socialism hasn’t worked in 6,000 years of recorded history because it didn’t have me to run it.” - Ted Kennedy Despite all...
  • Ted Kennedy’s Legacy Not as Heroic as Some Might Think

    08/26/2009 10:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 1,979+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2009 | Howie Carr
    I never voted for Ted Kennedy, not once, and neither did maybe a quarter to one-third of the Massachusetts electorate, although you’d never know that from the echo chamber of the mainstream media since his death in Hyannisport late Tuesday night. While offering condolences to the Kennedy family at this sad moment, it is important to note that his life was not as simple, nor heroic, as is now being portrayed. On the cable channels yesterday, his fellow Senate graybeards, of both parties, were lamenting the passing of what was invariably described as Ted Kennedy’s “collegial” Senate - where voices...
  • Kennedy Shaped Modern-Day Immigration System [barf alert]

    08/26/2009 10:41:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 806+ views
    NPR / WBUR FM 90.9 Boston, Mass. ^ | Bianca Vasquez Toness
    BOSTON — Sen. Edward Kennedy’s first major legislative victory helped change the face of this country. In 1965, Kennedy sponsored the Immigration and Nationality Act, which lifted national quotas on immigrants entering the country. This victory also launched his political career advocating for the foreign-born. Before 1965, it was nearly impossible for immigrants from anywhere besides Western Europe to come to the United States. Sen. Kennedy was in his early thirties and in office just a couple of years when he sponsored a bill that would change all that. The legislation allowed “us to break away from the kind of...
  • "We Must Make ObamaCare the Ted Kennedy Memorial Healthcare Bill!"

    08/26/2009 11:54:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 49 replies · 2,289+ views
    "This is the cause of my life - new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American - north, south, east, west, young, old - will have decent quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege."
  • An Emotional Vice-President Joe Biden Talks About the Death of Sen. Ted Kennedy - Video 8/26/09

    08/26/2009 11:51:13 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 644+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a very emotional Vice-President Joe Biden today talking about the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. Biden quoted Shakespeare, saying "we shall never see the likes of him again." . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' half brother indicted in child-porn case

    08/26/2009 9:35:18 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 12 replies · 1,039+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009
    PORTLAND, Ore. — The late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ half brother has been indicted on felony charges of possessing child pornography in Oregon. James Auchincloss was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Medford on 25 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse resulting from the alleged duplication and possession of child pornography.
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • No Immediate Action On Kennedy Succession

    08/26/2009 12:21:02 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 168 replies · 3,003+ views
    (CBS) Although Sen. Ted Kennedy had sought to expedite the process of choosing his replacement to the U.S. Senate, it appears the process will be at least three to four months away. As CBS chief political correspondent Steve Chaggaris reports, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick must set a date for a special election to occur between 145 and 160 days from now to fill the vacancy created by Kennedy's death. The two likely dates for a special election would be on the Tuesdays that fall within this range: January 19, 2010 and January 26, 2010. Thanks to a law change in...
  • Cancer-stricken Sen. Kennedy asks state leaders for speedy process to replace him in Congress

    08/20/2009 2:24:37 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 310 replies · 11,212+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/20/2009 | GLEN JOHNSON
    Cancer-stricken Sen. Kennedy asks state leaders for speedy process to replace him in Congress BOSTON (AP) — A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has written a poignant letter to Massachusetts leaders asking that they change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress. The note to Gov. Deval Patrick and the state's Senate president and House speaker acknowledges the state changed its succession law in 2004 to require a special election to fill any vacancy. At the time, legislative Democrats were concerned Republican Gov. Mitt Romney would be able to fill any vacancy created as Sen. John...
  • 31 GOP Votes To Kiss Off A Constituency (Barf Alert!!)

    08/11/2009 6:21:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies · 2,554+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 11, 2009 | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR
    During his recent HBO special, "Tall, Dark and Chicano," comedian George Lopez tore a hole in the Big Tent. Incensed that 31 Senate Republicans had voted against Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, Lopez informed the GOP that it would never again get the votes of Latinos. In fact, he said, given changing demographics, Republicans might as well get used to losing in the years to come because "you won't win a . . . pie-eating contest." That's harsh, but fair. Republicans know not what they did. They're only fooling themselves if they think they won't pay a price...
  • Secret Service: JFK Met Marilyn Monroe at Justice Dept. for Sex

    08/05/2009 3:25:22 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 72 replies · 3,114+ views
    News Max ^ | Aug 5, 2009 | Jim Meyers
    President John F. Kennedy had secret trysts with Marilyn Monroe in a loft above the office of his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Ronald Kessler reveals in his new book about the Secret Service. "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect," released Tuesday, features startling disclosures about presidents from JFK to Barack Obama.
  • Helen Thomas 'Miffed' at Doonesbury, Wanted to Be Rumored as 'JFK's Lover'

    07/31/2007 9:47:22 PM PDT · by · 54 replies · 1,576+ views ^ | Tim Graham
    Helen Thomas, the Hearst columnist and long-time scourge of Republican presidents as UPI White House correspondent, was "miffed" at Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau because he joked that the rumors were that she was Harry Truman's lover: "I wished he said I was Jack Kennedy's lover." If that makes Thomas sound like a liberated woman, that would be in line with her recent Planned Parenthood luncheon speech in Iowa, where she claimed conservatives would love to deny women even their right to vote: "It seems now, more than ever, the Supreme Court is prepared to put Americans -- especially women --...
  • Book details JFK affair with Pan Am Swede

    08/03/2009 10:48:30 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 71 replies · 8,925+ views ^ | 08/03/2009 | David Landes
    Former US president John F. Kennedy had an affair with a Swedish flight attendant, according to a new book based on interviews with current and former Secret Service agents. According to ex-agent Robert Lutz, President Kennedy took a liking to a Swedish Pan Am Flight attendant who was riding on the press pool airplane which typically follows US presidents while they travel. While Lutz, who was assigned to the press plane, had initially planned to ask the good looking Swede out for dinner, members of the Secret Service detail assigned to President Kennedy told Lutz to back off. “She’s part...
  • Ted Kennedy is Patient Zero (How it started)

    08/03/2009 8:49:24 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 8 replies · 663+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 27, 2009 | Rodger Hedgecock
    It started with Ted; the "reforms" to flood the U.S. with legal and illegal immigrants from everywhere, and to put the government in charge of your health care started with Ted, back in the 1960s. Patient Zero: The 1906-07 typhoid epidemic in the U.S. was traced back to a single infected individual – "Typhoid Mary" Mallon. The AIDS epidemic of the 1980s in the U.S. has been traced back to a single infected flight attendant – Gaeton Dugas. The virus of revolutionary "reforms" in immigration law beginning in 1965 which have transformed immigration from a positive infusion of aspiring Americans...