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  • 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...