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  • RFK Jr. Calls Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck Lying ‘Flat Earthers’

    07/09/2007 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 120 replies · 4,941+ views
    RFK Jr. Calls Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck Lying ‘Flat Earthers’ Posted by Noel Sheppard on July 9, 2007 - 16:47. For those whose gastrointestinal tracts couldn’t allow them to stomach the goings on during Saturday’s Live Earth concerts, conceivably one of the best moments was Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s rant at Giants Stadium. Not only did Kennedy attack the politicians and the media as “corporate toadies” for the oil industry, but he also slammed conservative radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck as being lying “Flat Earthers.” I kid you not. For those that can...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. Blames Reagan For 9/11

    06/25/2007 7:07:48 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies · 1,359+ views
    "I’m not sure what derangement syndrome Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is suffering from, but on Friday’s “Hardball,” he actually blamed the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center on President Reagan’s rollback of CAFE standards in 1986."
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. testifies for cousin (Skakel)

    04/17/2007 6:29:01 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 30 replies · 829+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 4/17/07 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    STAMFORD, Conn. - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. took center stage Tuesday as his convicted cousin sought a new trial for a 1975 murder, describing how he did his own sleuthing when he learned of an account implicating two other men. Michael Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, is serving 20 years to life in prison after he was convicted of fatally beating neighbor Martha Moxley with a golf club when they were both 15. His hair is gray and he appeared thinner Tuesday than at his 2002 trial. Kennedy testified that although he and Skakel have not always been close,...
  • Skakel Witnesses: RFK Jr., Trial Lawyer (Kennedy Alert)

    04/11/2007 6:04:54 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 9 replies · 527+ views
    TBO | 4-11-07 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    Skakel Witnesses: RFK Jr., Trial Lawyer By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Michael Skakel plans to call his cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and a celebrity attorney as witnesses as he appeals his murder conviction next week, according to a list filed Tuesday.Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, is seeking a new trial based on a claim by Gitano "Tony" Bryant, who implicated his friends in the killing of 15-year-old Martha Moxley. Skakel, 47, was convicted in 2002 of bludgeoning Moxley to death with a golf club in 1975 in Greenwich and is serving 20...
  • RFK Jr. rips President Bush for environmental policy

    02/28/2007 6:56:47 AM PST · by CedarDave · 38 replies · 573+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Tuesday, February 27, 2007 | Greg Esposito
    Speaking at Virginia Tech, the son of a 1960s Democratic icon said the nation is living a "science-fiction nightmare."BLACKSBURG -- The crowd that nearly filled Virginia Tech's 3,000-seat Burruss Hall Auditorium to hear environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speak probably had an idea about what he thought of the Bush administration before he took the podium.~~ snip ~~ But early on in a rambling speech Monday night that lasted more than an hour, [Kennedy] made it clear that he wasn't critical of Bush because of his political affiliation. He was critical of him, he said, because Bush has implemented policies...
  • Caption Robert Kennedy Jr and pals boating towards a protest to stop the US Navy bombing range in PR

    01/04/2007 8:06:21 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 56 replies · 1,952+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 1/2/07 | staff
    "Robert Kennedy Jr., left, labor leader Dennis Rivera, right front, and actor Edward James Olmos, right background, head towards the U.S. Navy bombing range with a hooded fisherman on Saturday, April 28, 2001, in Vieques, Puerto Rico to enter the bombing range in an effort to halt the exercises. Olmos is accusing the Puerto Rican and United States governments on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 for neglecting the clean up of the Vieques site after the U.S. military left the site in 2003 after using the site for war training for 60 years."
  • VANITY- What is wrong with Robert Kennedy? On Cavuto right now

    10/02/2006 1:29:14 PM PDT · by georgiagirl_pam · 45 replies · 1,096+ views
    Vanity
    Have I missed something? Robert F. Kennedy is on Cavuto right now and he is STRUGGLING to speak. I have missed any talk of what is wrong with his voice. Does anyone know of his medical condition?
  • Schwarzenegger Sends Green Guru to Spread the Word

    09/18/2006 7:38:27 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 4 replies · 257+ views
    PlanetArk ^ | 9/18/6 | Mary Milliken
    If Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most influential leaders on the environment today, much credit goes to Terry Tamminen, the brains behind the California governor's brawn on all things green. Tamminen, a Democrat and long-time conservationist, teamed up with the Republican actor and bodybuilder three years ago for his election and later became his top environmental aide. Their efforts culminated last month in a bipartisan landmark global warming law that makes California the first US state to mandate a cut in greenhouse gas emissions, equal to 25 percent by 2020. Now the governor, who has accused fellow Republican US...
  • Schwarzenegger sends green guru to spread the word - Terry Tamminen (barf alert!)

    09/17/2006 8:55:32 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 232+ views
    Reuters ^ | 17 Sep 2006 | Mary Milliken
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept 17 (Reuters) - If Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most influential leaders on the environment today, much credit goes to Terry Tamminen, the brains behind the California governor's brawn on all things green. Tamminen, a Democrat and long-time conservationist, teamed up with the Republican actor and bodybuilder three years ago for his election and later became his top environmental aide. Their efforts culminated last month in a bipartisan landmark global warming law that makes California the first U.S. state to mandate a cut in greenhouse gas emissions, equal to 25 percent by 2020. Now the...
  • Another Kennedy Living Dangerously

    06/25/2006 6:54:08 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 55 replies · 1,915+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 06/25/2006 | Mark Leibovich
    Mr. (Robert F.) Kennedy(Jr,), one of the country's most prominent environmental lawyers and advocates, spent Christmas skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho, at the home of Ms. David and her husband, Larry David, the "Seinfeld" creator and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" protagonist. Mr. David urged him to read a book on the 2004 election by the news media critic Mark Crispin Miller. Mr. Kennedy did, and a few days later he was skiing with the Rolling Stone publisher, Jann S. Wenner, an old friend and Sun Valley homeowner. Mr. Kennedy suggested that Mr. Wenner commission a story on the "stolen election." Mr....
  • The Incredible Shrinking Credibility of RFK, Jr.

    06/06/2006 10:01:47 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 70 replies · 2,325+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 7, 2006 | Tom Bevan
    If the current trend continues, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is going to end up being involved in the journalistic equivalent of the Bay of Pigs. His article in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Republicans stole the 2004 election in Ohio is coming under a massive assault - and from the unlikeliest of places. Monday in Salon, Farhad Manjoo reduced RFK, Jr.'s seemingly authoritative argument to rubble. Democratic pollster Mark Blumenthal followed suit later the same day by taking down Kennedy's claim that exit polling is an "exact science" and highlighting how he either misinterpreted or willfully distorted numerous aspects...
  • Was the 2004 election stolen? No. (Salon debunks RFK Jr's article)

    06/03/2006 2:33:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 1,163+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 06/03/06 | Farhad Manjoo
    ...If only someone with Kennedy's stature would outline this need. If only. Whatever his aim, RFK Jr. does not appear intent on fixing the problem. He's more content to take us through a hit parade of the most popular, and the most dismissible, theories purporting to show that John Kerry won Ohio, theories that have been swirling about the blogosphere ever since the race was called. I scoured his Rolling Stone article for some novel story or statistic or theory that would prove, finally, that George W. Bush was not the true victor. But nothing here is new. If you've...
  • Was the 2004 election stolen? No. (Salon Thoroughly Debunks RFK Jr?)

    06/02/2006 8:45:23 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 65 replies · 3,064+ views
    Salon ^ | June 2, 2006 | Farhad Manjoo
    In Rolling Stone, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. argues that new evidence proves that Bush stole the election. But the evidence he cites isn't new and his argument is filled with distortions and blatant omissions.June 3, 2006 | "After carefully examining the evidence, I've become convinced that the president's party mounted a massive, coordinated campaign to subvert the will of the people in 2004," Robert F. Kennedy Jr. declares in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. And so, 19 months after the election, let us head once again into this breach.To date, dozens of experts, both independently and as part of...
  • Was the 2004 Election Stolen? (by RFKjr)

    06/01/2006 12:06:42 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 144 replies · 4,989+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6/1/06 | ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.
    Like many Americans, I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so wrong. By midnight, the official tallies showed a decisive lead for George Bush -- and the next day, lacking enough legal evidence to contest the results, Kerry conceded. Republicans derided anyone who expressed doubts about Bush's victory as nut cases in ''tinfoil hats,'' while the national media, with few exceptions, did little to question the validity of the election. The Washington Post immediately dismissed allegations of...
  • Kennedy’s opposition to wind farm is suspicious ( NIMBY Alert )

    04/30/2006 8:35:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies · 2,405+ views
    Metro West Daily News ^ | April 30, 2006 | John P. Gregg
    Fans of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy have long argued that he has fought the good fight ... But today, he is defending the indefensible: special interest legislation, tucked into a Coast Guard authorization bill, that would give Gov. Mitt Romney the power to veto the proposed Cape Wind energy project, even though it would be in federal waters. The project... more than five miles offshore of Cape Cod. The equivalent of burning 113 million barrels of oil per year. Proponents of Cape Wind say it is an important source of alternative, renewable energy, and it has the backing of such...
  • Congress near blocking Mass. offshore wind farm ( Ted Kennedy NIMBY alert )

    04/07/2006 6:23:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1,335+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 7, 2006 | Chris Baltimore
    Opponents of a plan to build the first offshore U.S. wind farm in Nantucket Sound off Massachusetts were a step closer on Friday to blocking the $900 million project. Negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate agreed late on Thursday to give Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the power to block a plan by Cape Wind Associates LLC to put 130 giant wind turbines near the resort islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Backers say the project could generate enough electricity for most of Cape Cod and nearby islands. Opponents include wealthy residents with yachts and shorefront property near...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. Fighting Cape Wind Amendment

    02/28/2006 3:15:30 PM PST · by ncountylee · 22 replies · 1,164+ views
    CBS ^ | Feb 28, 2006 | Jon Keller
    BOSTON A leading opponent of the controversial Cape Wind development proposed for Nantucket Sound has come out against a pending move to kill the project in Congress. And there’s a twist. The call for withdrawal of the so-called Young amendment, which would ban wind turbines within 1.5 nautical miles of ferry and shipping lanes, comes from the nephew of one of Cape Wind’s key political adversaries, Sen. Ted Kennedy. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and staunch public critic of the 130-turbine Cape Wind project, has written a letter to members of a congressional conference committee denouncing the move...
  • Debate swirls as wind power grows rapidly across country

    01/01/2006 12:25:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,423+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/1/06 | John Christofferson - ap
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Giant windmills are popping up on farms, scenic mountain ridges, prairie grass and now an Indian reservation, dramatically changing the nation's landscape and spinning a debate about where they belong. Wind power grew rapidly in 2005, becoming more competitive as natural gas prices jumped and crude oil prices reached record highs. Improved technology, a federal tax credit and pressure on utilities to use clean energy sources helped fuel the growth from coast to coast. Officials in Atlantic City, N.J., in December dedicated the nation's first coastal wind farm. And last week, General Electric Co. announced a...
  • Conservatives Desert Fox News

    12/22/2005 8:01:49 AM PST · by george76 · 95 replies · 3,673+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | December 22, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    The revelation that Fox News aired a one-sided global warming program featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has alienated the channel's conservative base. In response to our column on the controversy, we received a number of emails, some of them threatening to leave the channel in disgust. We speculated in our column on the matter that Fox was trying to curry favor with Kennedy, who may be running for high office in New York, home of Fox News parent News Corporation. If Kennedy, for instance, becomes New York state Attorney General, he could be in a position to help or hurt...
  • RFK Jr. Nixes Wind Farm Near Kennedy Compound (Hypocrite alert)

    12/17/2005 6:50:12 AM PST · by hags · 31 replies · 2,377+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 17th, 2005
    Uber environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is trying to put the kibosh on plans to build the kind of wind-farm he regularly touts as an environmentally sound alternative to fossil fuels, saying it would block views of Nantucket Sound from Cape Cod - which just happens to be home to the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis port.
  • Wind farm crowd no fans of RFK (NIMBY liberal alert)

    12/17/2005 5:33:25 AM PST · by Pushkin · 29 replies · 885+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/17/2005 | Jay Fitzgerald
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stirred up a storm of controversy yesterday by escalating his attacks on a proposed wind farm off of Cape Cod - without mentioning how his family’s famous vacation compound might be impacted by the facility. Kennedy, an outspoken environmentalist on most earthy issues, wrote in an op-ed piece in the New York Times that the proposal by Cape Wind Associates to build 130 offshore wind turbines was nothing more than a government-subsidized industrial boondoggle. “As an environmentalist, I support wind power,” wrote Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. “But I do believe that...
  • Wind farm crowd no fans of RFK

    12/17/2005 5:08:08 AM PST · by billorites · 40 replies · 841+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 17, 2005 | Jay Fitzgerald
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stirred up a storm of controversy yesterday by escalating his attacks on a proposed wind farm off of Cape Cod - without mentioning how his family’s famous vacation compound might be impacted by the facility. Kennedy, an outspoken environmentalist on most earthy issues, wrote in an op-ed piece in the New York Times that the proposal by Cape Wind Associates to build 130 offshore wind turbines was nothing more than a government-subsidized industrial boondoggle. “As an environmentalist, I support wind power,” wrote Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. “But I do believe that...
  • RFK Jr. Joins the Fun (Panhandling for Air America)

    11/16/2005 1:20:12 PM PST · by Uncledave · 15 replies · 583+ views
    RFK JR. JOINS THE FUN Kennedy Not Above Air America's Panhandling In a new sign of Air America's rapidly deteriorating financial situation, round three in the recent series of fundraising letters features Robert F Kennedy Jr. Apparently it's now time for the big guns. Kennedy, who co-hosts a low-rated weekend program on the network called "Ring Of Fire", claims Air America was at the "forefront" of recent liberal election "victories". Previously, the Radio Equalizer has wondered how Kennedy could claim the moral high ground after being silent on the company's sleazy corporate actions. Hasn't Kennedy's Air America association greatly harmed...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. rips 'crony capitalism'

    09/29/2005 10:35:45 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 55 replies · 1,153+ views
    Grand Rapids Press ^ | 9/29/05 | Steven Harmon
    Corporate polluters are phony capitalists, says Robert F. Kennedy Jr. And governments that enable them are undemocratic. Before a packed downtown Fountain Street Church on Wednesday night, Kennedy ripped into the "crony capitalism" he said rules the Bush administration, which he said was intent on opening millions of acres of wilderness to industrial "profiteers." "Corporations don't want democracy, they want profit," Kennedy said. "That's why our greatest political leaders and philosophers -- Republican and Democratic -- have been warning people about the corrosive power of corporations. Show me a polluter, and I'll show you a fat cat with political clout,...
  • Semi-News: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Blames Bush for Hurricane

    09/02/2005 2:29:54 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 34 replies · 843+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | Aug 1, 2005 | John Semmens
    Robert Kennedy Jr., attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, blamed President’s Bush’s failure to sign the Kyoto Treaty for the damage done by Hurricane Katrina. “The Kyoto Treaty clearly forbids hurricanes from coming ashore,” said Kennedy. “Without the protection of this vital document, the United States will continue to remain vulnerable to bad weather.” Kennedy’s words were echoed by Juergen Trittin, Germany’s environment minister. “The increasing frequency of these storms can only be explained by America’s failure to sign the Kyoto Treaty,” said Trittin. “For this, I blame George Bush.” Kennedy went on to demand immediate tax increases on...
  • NO BLAME

    09/02/2005 11:15:03 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 18 replies · 1,024+ views
    To The Point (ACCOUNT NEEDED) ^ | September 1, 2005 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    One of the many markers distinguishing civilized from primitive and traditional societies is that the former possess the concept of luck, both good and bad, while the latter do not. There is no word for luck in the language of many American Indian tribes such as the Navaho, African tribes such as the Azande, Amazon tribes such as the Yanomamo, or New Guinea tribes such as the Dobu. The concept is absent, literally inconceivable, in their thinking about the way the world works. How could something, anything, happen out of sheer blind chance? Whatever happens to anybody, good or bad,...
  • If Only We Had The Kyoto Protocol In 1889!

    09/01/2005 12:53:38 PM PDT · by Brutus1964 · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Oblogatory Anecdotes ^ | 31/08/2005 | Ken Bingham
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has blamed Hurricane Katrina on The United States refusal to ratify the Kyoto Protocols on global warming. You can read his remarks in the Huffington Post. Not surprising it happens to be the same site that is hosting Cindy Sheehan’s rants. Here is a list of Hurricanes Since 1886 that could have been prevented by the Kyoto Protocol according to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Hurricane factsCategory 5 MONSTERS! To qualify as a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale, maximum sustained winds must exceed 155 mph (135 kt). Through 1998, only twenty-two Atlantic...
  • Global Warming Blame Game

    09/01/2005 8:07:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 889+ views
    NewsMax ^ | September 1, 2005 | Michael Reagan
    By now you've probably heard about the lunatic comments of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the Cindy Sheehan of the environmental movement, who blamed Hurricane Katrina on President Bush and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour for not buying into the global warming hype, and not signing up for the thoroughly-discredited Kyoto Treaty. RFK is not alone in his delusions. In Europe the president is being castigated for not falling in line with all those Old World socialists eager to use the alleged warming of the world climate to create a new world order organized along the lines laid down by Karl Marx....
  • “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind”

    08/31/2005 3:32:37 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing · 10 replies · 748+ views
    The Huffington Post ^ | 8/30/2005 | RFK, Jr.
    As Hurricane Katrina dismantles Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, it’s worth recalling the central role that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol and kiboshing President Bush’s iron-clad campaign promise to regulate CO2.
  • RFK Jr.: Bush, Barbour to Blame for Katrina

    08/30/2005 8:25:37 PM PDT · by kddid · 106 replies · 2,139+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2005 | NewsMax.com
    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is blaming Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, along with President Bush, for causing Hurricane Katrina. "As Hurricane Katrina dismantles Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, it’s worth recalling the central role that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol and kiboshing President Bush’s iron-clad campaign promise to regulate CO2," Kennedy blogged Tuesday on HuffingtonPost.com. The influential Democrat's enviro-conspiracy theory had the sinister Gov. Barbour engineering Bush's energy policy on behalf of "the president’s major donors from the fossil fuel industry." Kennedy charges that in March 2001, the former Republican National Committee chairman issued "an urgent memo to...
  • Robert F. Kennedy (Psychotic Dem alert)

    08/30/2005 4:09:26 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 45 replies · 1,605+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | 8-30-05 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind” As Hurricane Katrina dismantles Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, it’s worth recalling the central role that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol and kiboshing President Bush’s iron-clad campaign promise to regulate CO2. ..... Well, the science is clear. This month, a study published in the journal Nature by a renowned MIT climatologist linked the increasing prevalence of destructive hurricanes to human-induced global warming. Now we are all learning what it’s like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence which Barbour and his cronies have encouraged. Our destructive...
  • Kennedy’s environmental policy attack gets mixed reaction from Wilkes crowd (RFK Jr Speech)

    05/22/2005 10:14:10 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies · 543+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 5/22/2005 | ISABELLE HOOLEY
    “(The speech) was a completely inappropriate anti-Bush diatribe.” Paul Gallagher of Dallas, after wife’s graduation WILKES-BARRE (PA)-- In a commencement speech Saturday to the graduating class of Wilkes University, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sought to link environmental threats to threats to democracy. In the speech before a crowd of approximately 3,500, the architect of the New York City Watershed Agreement, environmental lawyer and environmental author, spoke critically of the Bush administration. Kennedy said the administration promoted 400 major environmental rollbacks during its last term to deliberately “eviscerate” 30 years of environmental law. The Bush administration’s policies allow coal burning power...
  • Kennedy’s environmental policy attack gets mixed reaction from Wilkes crowd

    05/22/2005 6:30:40 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 21 replies · 636+ views
    TimesLeader ^ | 22MAY05 | ISABELLE HOOLEY
    WILKES-BARRE -- In a commencement speech Saturday to the graduating class of Wilkes University, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sought to link environmental threats to threats to democracy. In the speech before a crowd of approximately 3,500, the architect of the New York City Watershed Agreement, environmental lawyer and environmental author, spoke critically of the Bush administration. Kennedy said the administration promoted 400 major environmental rollbacks during its last term to deliberately “eviscerate” 30 years of environmental law. The Bush administration’s policies allow coal burning power plants to continue to burn coal, which causes increased instances of asthma and high levels...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. takes Bush to task

    05/14/2005 6:47:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 1,637+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/14/05 | Cecily Burt
    OAKLAND — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ramped up the star-power quotient at the annual benefit dinner for the Neighborhood Law Corps Foundation in downtown Oakland. It didn't matter that his fiery and sometimes funny keynote speech Thursday night had little to do with Oakland and everything to do with bashing President Bush, the president's environmental policies and the president's penchant for installing polluting industry donors to lead sensitive federal environmental agencies. Oh, and the press for ignoring it all. Still, what came through in Kennedy's speech was loud and clear: Get involved, speak up and make a difference in your...
  • RFK Jr. Unreality (Post election denial lives on)

    05/02/2005 9:07:13 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies · 1,492+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/02/05 | Jonathan H. Adler
    RFK Jr. Unreality Post-election denial lives on. For months leading up to the 2004 election, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lambasted the Bush administration for despoiling the environment and lying to the American people. Now Kennedy is at it again, but the Bush administration is not his only target. He has cast his net more broadly this time, indicting the media for aiding and abetting the Bush administration's supposed misdeeds and fostering a "gap . . . between America's values and those of its government." Yet, as before, his critique is not particularly compelling. Kennedy's earlier salvos against the Bush administration...
  • Kennedy Heir Is Keeping Odd Company

    03/10/2005 3:11:52 AM PST · by John W · 11 replies · 800+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 10, 2005 | Jeannette Walls
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is keeping odd company these days. The son of the late Attorney General of the United States is the featured speaker at the controversial Ramtha School of Enlightenment. The school has been called a cult and is led by J.Z. Knight, a former housewife who claims that she channels Ramtha, a 35,000-year-old spirit from the lost continent of Atlantis. .
  • Kennedy blasts Bush on environment, applauds Schwarzenegger

    03/02/2005 4:00:36 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 56 replies · 902+ views
    AP: Monterey Herald ^ | Mar. 02, 2005 | Tom Chorneau
    SACRAMENTO - While conservationist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. used a legislative hearing Wednesday to label the Bush administration the worst in U.S. history on environmental issues, he also praised the record of his cousin's husband, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Accusing the White House of rolling back more than 400 regulations and policies that he believes has damaged the environment, Kennedy praised California lawmakers for stepping into the void and holding the line on pollution controls. A nationally recognized environmental attorney and president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, Kennedy extended his approval of California's environmental record to Schwarzenegger, whose wife, Maria Shriver, is...
  • RFK's son touts environmental message at Capitol (Schwarzenegger's Enviro Advisor!)

    03/02/2005 7:53:45 AM PST · by SierraWasp · 37 replies · 578+ views
    San Francisco Comicle ^ | 3/2/05 | Jane Kay
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a leading critic of the Bush administration's environmental policies, is expected to tell Sacramento legislators today how federal changes in policies and laws could harm California. Kennedy is scheduled to speak this morning at a Legislature hearing by joint environmental committees dealing with the threat of pre-emption of state laws as well as with new air-quality and water-supply problems.
  • RFK Jr. to speak at UC Berkeley (... free lecture on the environment, health and democracy)

    02/22/2005 6:11:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 474+ views
    Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. presents a lecture titled "Environment, Health and Democracy" at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Wheeler Hall Auditorium at University of California, Berkeley. The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. The free tickets can be obtained in advance at Zellerbach Hall and, pending availability, will also be available at the door. Kennedy, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the author of several books, is delivering the seventh annual Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy.
  • Kennedy bashes Bush for 'crimes against nature' [RFK jr]

    01/28/2005 6:26:31 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 72 replies · 1,317+ views
    aspen times ^ | 1/28/5
    There's one thing in particular about George W. Bush's re-election that bugs Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Kennedy believes most Americans, Republicans as well as Democrats, are environmentalists who support strong laws that protest nature. But the majority of voters in November selected a president that Kennedy considers the single biggest hazard to the environment. If the American people are so firmly behind the environment and environmental protections, why did they re-elect Bush? Kennedy, who is speaking at the Wheeler Opera House today at 5:30 p.m., explained that paradox when reached on his cell phone while he rode the Ruthie's chairlift...
  • (RFK, Jr) Kennedy Won't Run for NY Attorney General

    01/24/2005 11:00:26 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 19 replies · 561+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 1-24-2005 | Unknown
    January 24, 2005 at 22:51:26 PST Kennedy Won't Run for NY Attorney General ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and son of slain New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, said he will not run for state attorney general, a move that takes him out of a race that could have pitted him against his estranged brother-in-law, Andrew Cuomo. Kennedy, 51, told The New York Times in Tuesday editions that running for the office now held Eliot Spitzer by would have forced him to sacrifice significant time with his wife and children. "I talked...
  • POLS' BLOOD FEUD (Kennedy/Cuomo)

    01/19/2005 12:13:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 3,045+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/19/05 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    New York politics is looking positively Shakespearean now that Robert Kennedy Jr. is eyeing a run for attorney general against Andrew Cuomo — the man whose very public, bitter split from Kennedy's sister pitted two of the most powerful families in American politics against each other. Family insiders say Kennedy, son of the assassinated New York senator by the same name, has never gotten over Cuomo's public contention that his sister, Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, "betrayed" him by engaging in a steamy affair with polo-playing cad Bruce Colley. And the sources contend that Cuomo, son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo,...
  • Kennedy Tabloid Plea Falls on Deaf Ears

    01/22/2005 1:52:21 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 8 replies · 409+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | Jan 22,2005 | MARC HUMBERT
    Kennedy Tabloid Plea Falls on Deaf Ears By MARC HUMBERT .c The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to media: Don't make me tabloid fodder. Too late. His plea appeared to fall on deaf ears almost immediately after The Associated Press reported on Monday that Kennedy was talking to top Democrats about running for state attorney general, a race that could pit him against his estranged brother-in-law, Andrew Cuomo. Kennedy, an environmental lawyer, is a son of slain New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Cuomo, the former federal housing secretary, is the elder son of former...
  • Kennedy Tabloid Plea Falls on Deaf Ears

    01/22/2005 1:55:13 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies · 1,174+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2005 | MARC HUMBERT
    Kennedy Tabloid Plea Falls on Deaf Ears By MARC HUMBERT .c The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to media: Don't make me tabloid fodder. Too late. His plea appeared to fall on deaf ears almost immediately after The Associated Press reported on Monday that Kennedy was talking to top Democrats about running for state attorney general, a race that could pit him against his estranged brother-in-law, Andrew Cuomo. Kennedy, an environmental lawyer, is a son of slain New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Cuomo, the former federal housing secretary, is the elder son of former...
  • Robert Kennedy, Jr. on Geraldo's show 12/11/04

    12/11/2004 11:08:31 PM PST · by Shepster · 53 replies · 1,635+ views
    Vanity
    I just saw this tree hugger on Geraldo's show tonight and Geraldo let him get away with saying that Dr. Fred Singer was not a legitimate scientist and is a tool of the Coal Industry!! Geraldo and FOX News needs to be barraged with letters of outrage over letting that go unchallenged by Geraldo. Here are Dr. Singer's qualifications: Dr. Fred Singer
  • From Pool Guy to the Halls of Power (Schwarzenegger new Cabinet Secretary, Terry Tamminen)

    11/05/2004 11:47:01 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 19 replies · 805+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 6, 2004 | Miguel Bustillo
    From Pool Guy to the Halls of Power Terry Tamminen, actor, author and tree-hugger, has held many jobs. His next: Cabinet secretary. Thirteen years ago, Terry Tamminen was a Malibu pool cleaner and part-time actor with a gift for charming influential people and a resume that chronicled more rambling than a Jack Kerouac novel. Tamminen had sold condos in Florida, managed a sheep ranch in the Midwest, helped start a bottle recycling program in Nigeria, dabbled in Shakespearean acting and measured chlorine levels for such celebrities as Madonna and Johnny Carson. His peripatetic career had taken him from California to...
  • CRIMES OF EGO (another Kennedy makes an ass of himself)

    10/17/2004 2:00:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 46 replies · 2,369+ views
    NY POST ^ | WALTER OLSON
    Two years ago, celebrity environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made himself a laughingstock from one end of Iowa to the other when he flew into that state to proclaim that large-scale hog farms are more of a threat to America than Osama bin Laden and his terrorists. .....Des Moines Register editorial called his comments "idiotic" and "ridiculous." But the wayward scion learned nothing from that episode. His volume knob still stuck at 10, Kennedy has now delivered himself of a whole book about the "Crimes Against Nature" (always crimes, never the result of mere differences of opinion) by which today's...
  • Los Angeles to Pay $2 Billion Over Sewage Spills

    08/07/2004 10:52:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies · 443+ views
    Reuters) ^ | Fri Aug 6, 4:10 PM ET | Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $2 billion to settle a complaint by a local environmental group over thousands of sewage spills in recent years, the U.S. Justice Department (news - web sites) and federal environmental regulators said on Friday. The settlement also requires the city to rebuild and repair thousands of miles of sewer lines, increase the system's capacity and plan for future expansion, according to the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (news - web sites). The complaint was made by Santa Monica Baykeeper, an environmental group that monitors water quality...
  • HANNITY v. RFK, JR.

    08/04/2004 2:45:24 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 47 replies · 2,760+ views
    NROTC ^ | 8/4/04 | Rich Lowry
    There seems to be interest out there in seeing the transcript of this exchange last night between Hannity and RFK, Jr. about his new book. This is only part of it, and doesn’t fully capture it, but for those who are interested (excuse the long post): HANNITY: All right. Let's start with one. First of all, you start with, in your book, page 193, you talk about, "communism is the control of business by government, fascism is the control of government by business. My American Heritage dictionary defines fascism as a system of government that exercises dictatorship of the extreme...
  • RFK, Jr. Uses the F-Word

    07/27/2004 10:39:55 AM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 50 replies · 2,142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/27/04 | Byron York
    Boston, Mass — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late senator and nephew of the late president, told an audience in Cambridge, Mass. Monday that President Bush has brought fascism to America. Kennedy appeared at a forum, "Books, Politics, and the Culture War," sponsored by the Harvard Book Store and the Progressive Book Club. A longtime environmentalist, he delivered an extended criticism of the Bush administration's environmental policies before alleging that the president has, in effect, created a fascist system of government in America. "I was taught that Communism leads to dictatorship and that capitalism leads to democracy," Kennedy...