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  • REED: Bain coverage won’t be Romney’s ‘Swift Boat’

    01/23/2012 9:53:40 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 22, 2012 | Rick Reed
    Our national commentariat is twisted in an impossible yoga pose trying to compare anti-Bain Capital coverage to the famous 2004 “Swift Boat” ad campaign. The two situations are not close to analogous. I have a more-than-passing acquaintance with the Swift Boat ads - I helped produce them. Our liberal news media continue to fabricate and fantasize about the Swift Boat saga, which proved to be a decisive moment in the 2004 election. In the parlance of the media, the ads run by a group of veterans opposed to John Kerry were a “smear” and were “discredited.” They were neither, and...
  • Swift-Boat Vet Slams Gingrich

    01/03/2012 10:42:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Incensed by the negative ads that have spoiled his campaign, Newt Gingrich recently complained he’d been “Romneyboated,” an allusion to the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, whose ads helped derail Sen. John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004. John O’Neill, the swift-boat captain who led the anti-Kerry movement, is none too pleased with the comparison. “To me, it reflects Gingrich’s very cynical hypocrisy, which he shares with Kerry,” O’Neill tells National Review Online. That hypocrisy “is the reason why he can appear with [Nancy] Pelosi in climate-change ads and why he can take money from Freddie Mac: If you’re part...
  • Countering Kerry's Orwellian History: FReeper Review of To Set the Record Straight

    01/16/2008 11:34:59 AM PST · by Fedora · 77 replies · 3,434+ views
    Original FReeper review | 01/16/2008 | Fedora
    Countering Kerry’s Orwellian HistoryFReeper Review of Swett and Ziegler, To Set the Record StraightBy Fedora I recently had the pleasure of reading Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler’s new book To Set the Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry (Foreword by John O’Neill, New American Media Publishing, 2008, 389pp, hardcover $29.95, ToSetTheRecordStraight.com). As someone whose research is given an acknowledgment by the authors, I would like here to share some of my reactions to this important book. The first chapter begins with a review of John Kerry’s role in promoting Vietnam Veterans Against...
  • To Set The Record Straight

    12/08/2007 11:29:34 AM PST · by Jabba the Nutt · 18 replies · 420+ views
    ToSetTheRecordStraight.com ^ | 12/5/2007 | Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler
    Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid became the catalyst for an unprecedented political movement by Vietnam veterans who had long resented his false 1971 testimony that U.S. troops were routinely committing war crimes. Despite the best efforts of the Democratic Party and its media affiliates, they succeeded in reaching out to the public and turning the presidential campaign upside down. Here, for the first time, is the complete story of how - and why - they did it. During the Vietnam War, the original television networks and the leading liberal newspapers were near the peak of their formidable persuasive powers,...
  • The Inside Story Of The SwiftBoaters Finally Told

    12/05/2007 4:32:49 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 198 replies · 1,689+ views
    Democracy Project ^ | December 5, 2007 | Bruce Kesler
    This is the most important book you’ll buy this year: To Set The Record Straight, How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry, by Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler, with Forward by John O'Neill. Not only will you learn the inside details of the only book – Unfit For Command -- that ever decided a presidential election but, especially for those who have any doubts, you will learn about how the peoples' democracy can still work in the United States. For those inclined toward political science, the book is an important contribution to understanding how political...
  • John Kerry: I'm Now Prepared to Fight Off Swift Boat Veterans

    11/06/2007 11:38:53 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 228 replies · 1,224+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, November 06, 2007
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, perhaps preparing to get back into the presidential ring one day, claims he's now armed with materials that will make war record critics from his 2004 presidential campaign go running tail between legs. The 63-year-old Democratic senator told The Patriot-Ledger on Tuesday that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group of Navy servicemen who served with Kerry and criticized his record in Vietnam, will be revealed as liars. "We have put together a documented portfolio that frankly puts their lies in such a total light of absurdity and indecency, that should they ever rear their...
  • Democrats and Major Media Smearing Again

    04/09/2007 6:30:04 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 221+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/09/07 | Purple Mountains
    I’m going to turn around a witty saying attributed to Adlai Stevenson, and say, “when Democrats stop lying about us, I’ll stop telling the truth about them”. I say this because something is happening that reminds me of the attempts to smear Bush 41 for telling the truth about Michael Dukakis granting a weekend furlough to a rapist and killer (Willie Horton) when he was governor of Massachusetts. When Bush people pointed out this absurdity, he was branded a racist because Horton was black. Now the same thing is happening to a man named Sam Fox
  • Murtha Lashes Out at Dem Leadership Opponent (They're Swift-Boating Me!!)

    11/14/2006 1:11:19 PM PST · by scottdeus12 · 73 replies · 3,617+ views
    Foxnews ^ | ovember 14, 2006 | Molly Hooper and The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The race to be the No. 2 House Democratic leader turned nasty Tuesday, with challenger Rep. John Murtha accusing opponents of "swift-boat style attacks" that hark back to his days being investigated in the FBI's 1980 Abscam sting. Murtha won endorsement Monday from Nancy Pelosi, who is widely expected to be the House speaker. But Murtha is opposed by some liberals who say they are not happy with the Pennsylvania lawmaker's pro-gun and anti-abortion record. Others say Pelosi took a wrong turn in backing Murtha over her current deputy Rep. Steny Hoyer because Murtha's record is marred by...
  • Kerry makes direct apology to troops

    11/01/2006 2:17:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 198 replies · 4,108+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-01-2006 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry apologized directly to U.S. troops on Wednesday for comments about Iraq that had prompted a firestorm of criticism from Republicans and President George W. Bush. "I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform and I personally apologize to any service member, family member or American who was offended," Kerry said in a statement. Kerry said earlier in the day he was sorry for a "botched joke" about Bush that was interpreted as a slam on the U.S. military. Republicans demanded a more direct apology...
  • True to form, Kerry blames others for gaffe

    11/01/2006 7:16:30 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 35 replies · 1,994+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2 November 2006 | Joe Fitzgerald
    The most amazing thing about John Kerry is that anyone withhalf a brain would still take him half as seriously as he obviously takes himself. If he’s not putting his foot in his mouth, he’s attempting to extract it, as he is again this morning, trying to blame everyone but himself for his outrageous defamation of America’s fighting forces, slurring them as unproficient, shallow-minded cannon fodder. Appearing in California to ostensibly assist Phil Angelides, a Democratic candidate for governor, Kerry warmed up by suggesting George W. Bush used to live in Texas, “but now lives in a state of denial.”...
  • VETERANS RALLY AGAINST CASEY, KERRY (for Santorum)

    11/01/2006 9:18:26 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies · 652+ views
    November 1, 2006
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: November 1, 2006 Virginia Davis 215-528-9368 virginiad@ricksantorum.com VETERANS RALLY AGAINST CASEY, KERRY   Philadelphia - Veterans rallied at a press conference tonight demanding that Casey denounce John Kerry's insulting comments about our troops in Iraq. Earlier this week, Kerry suggested American troops wouldn't be "stuck in Iraq" if they had done their "homework" and made "an effort to be smart" in school. The press conference was held steps away from the location where Casey intended to hold a fundraiser with Kerry before Kerry cancelled in the wake of his disparaging comments. Senator...
  • Kerry says he deserves 2nd chance in '08

    10/15/2006 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 150 replies · 2,651+ views
    Kerry says he deserves 2nd chance in '08 1 hour, 29 minutes ago Sen. John Kerry says he deserves a second chance if he decides to take another crack at becoming president. The Massachusetts Democrat, who lost to President Bush in 2004, said it is a basic principle that "Americans give people a second chance. And if you learn something and prove you've learned something, maybe even more so. Now, I don't know what I'm going to do yet. We'll make that decision down the road." Ronald Reagan twice unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for president before he got it...
  • The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008 (Free Republic Credited)

    10/03/2006 7:07:55 PM PDT · by kristinn · 126 replies · 3,283+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 3, 2006 | Mark Halperin and John F. Harris
    SNIPIn 2004, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth started out on the margins of the presidential race. In an era of Old Media domination, they might have stayed there. When the group's founders held a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on May 4, there was nothing in the next day's Washington Post, and the episode got scant attention elsewhere. A conservative website, FreeRepublic.com, however, covered the news conference and listed the fax numbers of Establishment news organizations, urging readers to send missives demanding to know why they were "blacking out" the event. A day later, the...
  • Kerry vows tougher stance on group that questioned war service

    10/08/2006 1:40:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 192 replies · 3,693+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | October 8, 2006 | Mike Glover, AP Political Writer
    DES MOINES, Iowa --Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry lashed out Sunday against a group that bashed him during his last run at the White House. Kerry, who made a weekend appearance in northwest Iowa, said he is concerned that Swift Vote Veterans for Truth is again resorting to "the politics of fear and smear." The group, financed by Texas conservatives, ran commercials questioning his claim of being a decorated Vietnam veteran -- the centerpiece of his presidential campaign in 2004. "We're not going to give them an ounce of daylight," said Kerry, who is considering another run at the Democratic presidential...
  • Swift Boat Leader Responds to Kerry

    09/14/2006 3:48:37 PM PDT · by RDTF · 204 replies · 6,485+ views
    Drudge Report/Human Events ^ | September 14, 2006 | John Oneil
    John Kerry recently volunteered that he was prepared to “kick [the Swift Boat Veterans’] ass from one end of America to the other” and that he would “demolish” us. He ought to take a Christmas cruise to Cambodia to calm down. Maybe he could take a side trip to tour “Genghis Khan” ruins. It is a little difficult to imagine Kerry (“I voted for it before I voted against it”) kicking the most decorated living serviceman, Bud Day, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, or our salty commander, Adm. Roy Hoffman, anywhere. Perhaps Kerry had in mind using a “Rice...
  • Another Casualty of War? (Barf alert)

    08/21/2006 6:07:48 AM PDT · by Coop · 57 replies · 830+ views
    DFW Star-Telegram ^ | 8/20/06 | Jim Wright, former Speaker of the House
    [Poetry and flowery garbage edited out]...My point in reminding us of these lingering wounds of war that refuse to be healed is to ask that we take reasoned care to protect ourselves from the ultimate affliction of war -- that we should let it make us so insensitive to verbal venom that Americans begin, self-destructively, to hate and mistrust one another. That happened to us, tragically, in the bitterly prolonged Vietnam conflict. Americans mistrusted, protested, hated and insulted other Americans for simply disagreeing with them. [Coop note: Who did that, Jimmy?] Today, our self-appointed jihadist enemies could do the United...
  • LA Times article: "Swift Boat" Veterans Set Sights on Rep. Murtha...

    08/13/2006 2:05:01 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 38 replies · 1,741+ views
    BootMurtha.com ^ | 8/13/2006 | IPWGOP
     LA Times article:"Swift Boat" Veterans Set Sights on Rep. Murtha Is Vets For The Truth the same group as the Swift Boat Veterans? No. But that didn't stop an article in Sunday's Los Angeles Times from trumpeting the erroneous headline: "'Swift Boat' Veterans Set Sights on Rep. Murtha." [EXCERPTS:]Two years after a cadre of veterans helped sink the presidential campaign of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), they have found a new target in the old steel country of southwestern Pennsylvania: Democratic Rep. John P. Murtha.In a fight that organizers say will feature rallies, TV ads and an aggressive Internet...
  • The “Real” Reason Kerry lost—Remembering and Honoring Vietnam’s Heroes.

    05/29/2006 6:03:13 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 27 replies · 1,059+ views
    Vanity | May 29, 2006 | NamVet66
    The “Real” Reason Kerry lost—Remembering and Honoring Vietnam’s Heroes. With newspaper reports (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1639667/posts) of John (The Snake) Kerry out to prove his claims about his exploits in Vietnam and thereby, intending to discredit the Swift Boat Vets (and by association, all of the rest of us Vietnam Vets who opposed him, more so, for his actions after he returned from Nam) I thought it appropriate to post this, on this Solemn Day of Commemoration. I composed this poem and posted it on the eve before the last election (November 1st) and I believe it speaks for itself. God Bless (and...
  • Kerry Yellow (John Kerry Bash)

    06/02/2006 7:07:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    the American Spectator ^ | 6/2/2006 | David Holman
    A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER HE LOST the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry can't get enough of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. No matter the occasion, he doesn't miss an opportunity to parade his campaign wounds, however incoherently and obsessively. Supporting an Iraqi war vet running as a Democrat for Henry Hyde's congressional seat? "I know something firsthand about the Swift Boat-style Republican attack ads of the last election -- but you don't have to take my word for it," Senator Kerry wrote in a March fundraising e-mail, on behalf of Tammy Duckworth, an amputee whom no one...
  • Editorial: Kerry takes up the Swift Boat charges Raised Eyebrow Alert)

    06/03/2006 1:36:30 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 78 replies · 2,470+ views
    Minneapolis Star/Tribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 6/03/06 | Editorial Opinion
    Most of the controversies from the wild 2004 presidential campaign have long been forgotten. But one is coming back, the New York Times reported this week, and we're glad it is: Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, is joining an effort to debunk the many attacks on his service in Vietnam more than two decades earlier. Kerry is a holder of three purple hearts, a bronze star and a silver star, all awarded in a four-month stint aboard Navy swift boats in Vietnam's Mekong delta.
  • Editorial: Kerry takes up the Swift Boat charges (Major Barf Alert)

    06/02/2006 10:00:27 PM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 126 replies · 2,731+ views
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | June 3, 2006 | Minneapolis Star-Tribune Editorial
    Editorial: Kerry takes up the Swift Boat charges He deserves this opportunity to set the public record straight. Most of the controversies from the wild 2004 presidential campaign have long been forgotten. But one is coming back, the New York Times reported this week, and we're glad it is: Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, is joining an effort to debunk the many attacks on his service in Vietnam more than two decades earlier. [snip] Although they had little bearing on Kerry's qualifications to be president, his young-man's sentiments on Vietnam were a legitimate issue. But that's...
  • Swiftboating as hate term

    06/02/2006 4:10:30 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 47 replies · 1,698+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2006 | R. Emmett Tyrrell
    As we watch the left of the Democratic Party press its case to return to the top of the heap in American politics, or at least evade the fate of the Dodo, we have ever more evidence validating an insight on which I stake my reputation as a political seer. To wit: partisan politics more often falls under the professional expertise of the psychiatrist than that of the political scientist. A learned shrink can often tell us more about a political issue than any other professional, not excluding a swami or a voodoo priest. Consider the ongoing controversy over Sen....
  • The Truth, John Kerry, and The New York Times

    06/05/2006 2:07:31 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 18 replies · 1,343+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 5, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    June 05, 2006 The Truth, John Kerry, and The New York Times By Thomas Lipscomb Kate Zernike's story on the front page of the Memorial Day Sunday New York Times, "Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss," is an unfortunate reminder of the Times's embarrassingly poor coverage of Kerry in the face of the Swift Boat Veterans' for Truth charges in the 2004 election. Now as then, the Times acts as if the issues involved were between Kerry's latest representations of his record and the "unsubstantiated" charges of the Swift Boat group. The Times used the term "unsubstantiated" more...
  • John Kerry: Bush A Criminal, Looting Country (Super-Sized Gag)

    06/05/2006 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 74 replies · 2,168+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 4, 2006 | NewsMax
    Sunday, June 4, 2006 10:49 p.m. EDT John Kerry: Bush A Criminal, Looting Country Failed presidential candidate John Kerry blasted President Bush on Thursday as a "criminal" who has been "looting the country." The Massachusetts Democrat offered the incendiary comments during an off the record meeting with liberal bloggers after a speech in Los Angeles to the Pacific Council on International Policy. According to the Web site L.A. Observed, Kerry asked the bloggers to keep his comments confidential; a request they apparently dismissed out of hand without telling him. Blogger "Hollywood Liberal" reports that Kerry "agreed completely with someone's assessment...
  • The Truth, John Kerry, and The New York Times

    06/04/2006 8:01:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 113 replies · 2,994+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/05/06 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Kate Zernike's story on the front page of the Memorial Day Sunday New York Times, "Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss," is an unfortunate reminder of the Times's embarrassingly poor coverage of Kerry in the face of the Swift Boat Veterans' for Truth charges in the 2004 election. Now as then, the Times acts as if the issues involved were between Kerry's latest representations of his record and the "unsubstantiated" charges of the Swift Boat group. The Times used the term "unsubstantiated" more than twenty times during its election coverage and continues to make no discernable effort to...
  • Swiftboating the New York Times

    06/05/2006 7:52:12 AM PDT · by Tirian · 33 replies · 2,094+ views
    Powerline ^ | June 5 2006 | Scott Johnson
    That's "Swiftboating" -- as John Hinderaker defines it: "when a veteran says somehthing that liberals disagree with." Kate Zernike is John Kerry's latest mainstream media stenographer regarding his service in Vietnam. I wrote briefly about her New York Times article in "Return of the magic hat" and called on Tom Lipscomb to rise to the bait: Preparing for another grab at the brass ring, John Kerry seeks to engage the claims of the Swift Boat veterans. In today's New York Times, the "magic hat" -- the hat that Kerry claims was tossed to him by the "special forces" (apparently Navy...
  • John Kerry: Bush a Criminal, Looting Country (BDS Alert!)

    06/05/2006 5:30:43 PM PDT · by Jameison · 65 replies · 1,464+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/04/2006 | Newsmax
    Failed presidential candidate John Kerry blasted President Bush on Thursday as a "criminal" who has been "looting the country." The Massachusetts Democrat offered the incendiary comments during an off the record meeting with liberal bloggers after a speech in Los Angeles to the Pacific Council on International Policy. According to the Web site L.A. Observed, Kerry asked the bloggers to keep his comments confidential; a request they apparently dismissed out of hand without telling him. Blogger "Hollywood Liberal" reports that Kerry "agreed completely with someone's assessment that everything that Bush does is solely for the purpose of looting the country....
  • The Truth, John Kerry, and The New York Times

    06/05/2006 5:18:16 AM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies · 1,152+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6-5-06 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Kate Zernike's story on the front page of the Memorial Day Sunday New York Times, "Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss," is an unfortunate reminder of the Times's embarrassingly poor coverage of Kerry in the face of the Swift Boat Veterans' for Truth charges in the 2004 election. Now as then, the Times acts as if the issues involved were between Kerry's latest representations of his record and the "unsubstantiated" charges of the Swift Boat group. The Times used the term "unsubstantiated" more than twenty times during its election coverage and continues to make no discernable effort to...
  • John Kerry vs. Swift Vets (A re-match?)

    05/27/2006 7:53:25 PM PDT · by WatchYourself · 109 replies · 3,032+ views
    Don't Get SOS ^ | May 27, 2006 | Dustin Hawkins
    The puff piece starts out: “John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: “Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia.” Right off the bat, this is the first piece where the Swift Boat Vets were 100% correct. At the time, John Kerry stated that his trip took place on Christmas Eve in 1968. The SBV were right at the time, he was NOT iN Cambodia on Christmas Eve of 1968. Kerry had said that this moment was “seared” into him. After the Vets came out, Kerry had his personal biographer come out and it changed...
  • Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss

    05/28/2006 6:37:54 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 74 replies · 2,701+ views
    New York TImes ^ | May 28, 2006 | Kate Zernike
    John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: "Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia." Graphic: Kerry's New Evidence He moves on to the photographs: his boat leaving the base at Ha Tien, Vietnam; the harbor; the mountains fading frame by frame as the boat heads north; the special operations team the boat was ferrying across the border; the men reading maps and setting off flares. "They gave me a hat," Mr. Kerry says. "I have the hat to this day," he declares, rising to pull it from his briefcase. "I have the hat." Three...
  • Kerry Pressing Swiftboat Case, Long After Loss ["They lied and lied and lied about everything,"]

    05/27/2006 10:22:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 372 replies · 8,365+ views
    Kerry Pressing Swiftboat Case, Long After Loss By KATE ZERNIKE John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: "Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia." He moves on to the photographs: his boat leaving the base at Ha Tien, Vietnam; the harbor; the mountains fading frame by frame as the boat heads north; the special operations team the boat was ferrying across the border; the men reading maps and setting off flares. "They gave me a hat," Mr. Kerry says. "I have the hat to this day," he declares, rising to pull it from his...
  • Kerry takes another look at presidency. Says loss in 2004 made him tougher

    03/11/2006 12:06:20 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 127 replies · 2,781+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 3/11/06 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- As Senator John F. Kerry prepared to make a return to presidential-style politics with a classic day of New Hampshire campaigning, he said that the 2004 run left him tougher and more eager to fight. ''When you get knocked on your ass and lose a race, you've got to stop and reflect on what you're doing, why you're doing it, what matters, and what's important. And I did," Kerry said in an interview in his Senate office on Thursday. ''There's a very different John Kerry now who is absolutely crystal clear about how I communicate what I need...
  • John O'Neill's wife Anne has passed away...

    02/11/2006 12:43:47 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 283 replies · 8,161+ views
    ... ^ | Feb. 11, 2006 | Interesting Times
    I've just learned that Anne O'Neill, John O'Neill's wife has died in Houston from an infection contracted during chemotherapy. Anne was a woman of courage and grace, and I consider it a privilege to have known her. I ask your prayers for John and for the O'Neill family.
  • The American Taliban's Plea for Mercy

    10/04/2004 1:55:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 852+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/04/04 | Don Feder
    Last week, John Walker Lindh  petitioned the president to commute his 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban, imposed in 2002.  It’s a shame that this pampered child of Marin County is sitting in a cell for something as trivial as treason. Under a plea bargain, Walker Lindh (AKA: Abdul Hamid, AKA: Sulayman Al-Lindh) pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban regime and carrying explosives for  Afghanistan’s former rulers.Which is like to saying that Benedict Arnold supplied services to George III. Johnny Jihad trained in an al-Qaeda camp – where he learned to fire an AK-47 and rubbed elbows...
  • William Rehnquist: Staunch Defender of the Bedrock Values of Our Nation (by John O'Neill)

    09/06/2005 6:49:31 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | September 6, 2005 | John O'Neill
    The author of Unfit for Command was a law clerk for the late Chief Justice and remembers him fondly.The busts of the Chief Justices of the United States stand facing each other two-by-two across the Great Hall of the Supreme Court Building. Hughes and Taft, Vinson and Warren the fifteen statues march slowly to the courtroom doors, marking silently the progression of our nation's history. There is an empty niche immediately outside the doors of the Great Courtroom. Soon that niche will be filled with a marble depiction of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist—the last World War II veteran to...
  • Hoots and jabs at liberal bias

    04/25/2005 10:09:34 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies · 779+ views
    washington times.com ^ | 4/26/05 | Christian Toto
    L.Brent Bozell III's Media Research Center was confounding liberal media types well before any bloggers hooked up their modems. Nailing ideologues left and far left is the Center's specialty, especially at its annual Media DisHonors Awards gala, which took place Thursday at the J.W. Marriott. Good thing some journalists still haven't gotten the memo about liberal bias. Conservative talk titans Sean Hannity, Neal Boortz and recent Time cover girl Ann Coulter were all there to stick it to scribes who can't help letting their guard down-- and biases show. CBS' Dan Rather, who left his anchor chair last month after...
  • Lyrics Released for New "Right Wing" Parody CD -- YOU'VE BEEN FREEPED, Vol. 1

    03/24/2005 8:43:25 AM PST · by doug from upland · 54 replies · 4,376+ views
    Right Wing Parodies LLC ^ | 3-24-05 | Doug from Upland
    Note: the parody CD discussed below is the brainchild of a couple of "FReepers." The owner of the website FreeRepublic.com has no financial interest or any other interest in the company Right Wing Parodies LLC or in the album. ==================================================================== 3-24-05 It is a CD that will certainly cause some controversy. Oh, those mean right wingers. Look what they are doing now. Right Wing Parodies LLC has announced the release of its parody CD - YOU'VE BEEN FREEPED, Vol. 1. The CD skewers Democratic politicians and other disgusting folk without mercy. To be "FReeped" is a term used on the...
  • John O'Neill "tremendously honored" by song honoring the SwiftVets -- ONE FINE SOLDIER

    04/01/2005 8:13:46 PM PST · by doug from upland · 75 replies · 1,536+ views
    phone call from John O'Neill | 4-1-05 | DFU
    What a thrill. John O'Neill, the man who led the group that kept John Kerry out of the White House, left me a great message today. Yesterday, I left a message on his machine asking where I could send him a copy of YOU'VE BEEN FREEPED, Vol. 1, which contains the song that honors the Swift Vets --- ONE FINE SOLDIER. John said that he loved the song and was "tremendously honored." His son burned a CD and added it to his favorite songs. He also said he would never forget and and all the guys (I presume his Swiftee...
  • Confrontation with John Kerry (video included-BYO popcorn)

    03/17/2005 5:10:43 AM PST · by bitt · 47 replies · 2,774+ views
    Confrontation with John Kerry A confrontation with Senator John Kerry and a very negative response for our Washington Bureau Chief. Things haven't changed in the five months since Kerry lost the presidential race. This time someone wants to make sure he loses his next run for the senate. Washingon Bureau Chief Don Hammond tracked Kerry down.
  • Reporter Hammond provokes boos at Kerry's news conference (asks about Corsi and Swifties)

    03/16/2005 10:50:41 PM PST · by bitt · 75 replies · 3,286+ views
    3/17/05 | bitt
    from the web: Kerry was droning about his opposition to ANWR at his OWN news conference. Hammond jumped up: HAMMOND: Senator Kerry, I'm Don Hammond from News Central. Can I ask you one question? KERRY: Excuse me? HAMMOND: Thank you very much. A great measure of a democracy also is letting people ask questions in forums such as this. KERRY: Everybody's going to ask their questions, you know, and you clearly have a loud voice and will be able to get your voice -- [laughter] HAMMOND: Thank you so much. And I know you shifted a little bit from ANWR...
  • A reform for a reform

    03/10/2005 5:42:26 AM PST · by bitt · 5 replies · 271+ views
    the cincinatti post ^ | 3/10/05 | David Brodeur
    WASHINGTON -- When compiling a list of genuine reformers in the United States Senate, a name that does not spring automatically to mind is that of Trent Lott of Mississippi. But the Republican former majority leader has seized the role and is driving hard to end the worst abuses of the last presidential campaign. Those abuses stemmed from the expansion of so-called 527 groups, nominally independent political organizations that collected $400 million in essentially unregulated funds and poured them into TV ad campaigns, often of the nastiest variety. Democrats were the main abusers, with billionaire George Soros and friends financing...
  • Kennedy Endorses Kerry for 2008

    03/06/2005 12:22:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 63 replies · 1,409+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/6/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. Ted Kennedy has already announced his pick for the 2008 presidential race, and it's the same candidate he backed in 2004. Asked if he'd be climbing aboard the Hillary Clinton bandwagon, Kennedy told ABC's "This Week": "I'm from Massachusetts. And we have a candidate, I think, probably up there as well." Asked specifically if Sen. John Kerry had his support for 2008, Kennedy said, "Oh, yes . . My Man's John Kerry." And what about Mrs. Clinton? "I have enormous respect for Sen. Clinton," Kennedy said. "I admire her, I respect her. She's qualified for whatever job she achieves."
  • PLAYING HARDBALL WITH MAUREEN DOWD (John Kerry, Form 180 update)

    03/01/2005 8:27:15 PM PST · by bitt · 34 replies · 2,363+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 3/1/05 | T. Bevan
    Maureen Dowd's column on Sunday was full of the usual hyperbole and ridiculousness, but one phrase in particular stood out: "This White House seems to prefer softball questions from a self-advertised male escort with a fake name to hardball questions from journalists with real names..." I'm confused. Every day Scott McLellan steps into a room filled with big-name journalists - some, like the now-retired Helen Thomas, with political leanings every bit as far to the left as Gannon's were to the right - who ask their "hardball questions." It may be a bit of an overstatement to say the White...
  • Bash-the-AARP effort off to a smarmy start (Barf Alert)

    02/23/2005 5:16:03 AM PST · by bitt · 69 replies · 1,724+ views
    www.newsday.com ^ | February 23, 2005 | Ellis Henican
    It's like a Washington sequel to "Reservoir Dogs." Finally rested up from their cynical assault last year on John Kerry's patriotism, the most ruthless smear squad in American politics is back together again. And they're revving up for another nasty job. Their latest ugly enterprise? Sliming the AARP, which had the nerve to come out against President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security. This is the same gang of rhetorical hatchet men behind the deceptively named Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. During last year's presidential campaign, they were telling vicious lies about Kerry's combat record in Vietnam. Now, they're turning...
  • Heads up:CSPAN I coverage of the Ronald Reagan Dinner at CPAC--- Live Thread

    02/18/2005 5:33:52 PM PST · by Dog · 227 replies · 4,239+ views
    CSPAN I | Feb 18 2005
    Zell Miller to speak..
  • Conservatives (CPAC) Laud Swift Boat Veterans

    02/15/2005 10:37:56 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 45 replies · 1,843+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Feb. 15, 2005 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Euphoric after a big election victory, the organizers of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference say it's only fitting to pay tribute to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth for helping to stop Sen. John Kerry's presidential bid. Former Georgia Sen. Zell Miller, the Democrat credited with giving one of the most memorable speeches in favor of President Bush at the Republican National Convention this summer, will present the award to Adm. Roy Hoffman (Ret.), founder and chairman of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. "For a second time, the Swift Boat Veterans stepped up to serve their country honorably...
  • Kerry Does a 180 on Form 180

    01/31/2005 9:58:53 AM PST · by hinterlander · 135 replies · 5,349+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | January 31, 2005 | Human Events
    Sunday on "Meet the Press" John Kerry finally agreed to sign the famous Form 180, releasing his full military records. John O'Neill, co-author of Unfit for Command and many other critics of Sen. Kerry's war record have long called on him to release all records. No details were yet given on when or where Kerry would actually sign the long-sought-after release. Key excerpt from Sunday's "Meet the Press": MR. RUSSERT: Many people who’ve been criticizing you have said: Senator, if you would just do one thing and that is sign Form 180, which would allow historians and journalists complete access...
  • Kerry aide blamed for campaign stumbles heads back to Ted K

    12/12/2004 6:30:49 PM PST · by Embraer2004 · 21 replies · 1,261+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 7, 2004 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Stephanie Cutter, the controversial John Kerry for President mouth who was eviscerated by Newsweek and who was blamed for some of the campaign's worst blunders, reportedly is negotiating a return to Ted Kennedy's Senate staff. Sources say Cutter's second stint in Kennedy's communications office is a done deal, a development that has seasoned politicos shaking their heads. ``It's a mystery,'' said one Senate snitch. ``It's very puzzling. People don't know how to digest it.'' But the senior senator is apparently a big fan of the thirtysomething blonde. ``Stephanie is one of the best in the business and would be a...
  • Defeated Kerry sits in cold

    01/20/2005 4:09:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 112 replies · 4,770+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 21 January 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    US Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who had hoped to replace George W. Bush as president yesterday, instead sat in the cold and clapped as the Republican began a second four-year term. Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin patted Senator Kerry on the back shortly before the inauguration Senator Kerry had hoped would be his. As Mr Bush delivered his inaugural address, Senator Kerry, about 10m away on the steps of the US Capitol, joined other lawmakers and the crowd in repeated applause. Senator Kerry looked relaxed, at times wistful. He frequently smiled, able to hide any disappointment over what...
  • Vets Against Kerry Celebrate in DC Too

    01/20/2005 10:04:43 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 599+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/21/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Leaders of prominent "527" military service veterans groups, film producers, Websites and authors who made substantial contributions to the veterans revolt against Senator John Kerry's 2004 Presidential bid were honored by their supporters at an "Un-augural" reception at the National Press Club Thursday. Unlike the scores of balls, parades and fetes typical of the frenetic day, the tongue-in-cheek event at the Club's First Amendment room was, according to organizer Lou Priebe, geared to "celebrate the absence of Senator Kerry from the Inauguration Day proceedings, most particularly the swearing-in ceremony." U.S. Army Infantry veteran Lou Priebe added, "These courageous advocacy groups...