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  • Bill would drastically increase boat registration fee in Maryland

    03/08/2012 3:17:22 PM PST · by Starboard · 35 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 16, 2012 | Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun
    A bill filed Thursday morning in Annapolis would replace the flat $24 boat registration fee paid every two years with fees ranging from $50 to $700, depending on the size of the boat. Under the plan, the registration for a boat under 16 feet would rise to $50 every two years by 2016. Registering a boat from 16 feet to 32 feet — the most popular size in Maryland — would cost $125. Vessels 32 feet to 45 feet would cost $250. Vessels 45 feet to 65 feet would cost $500. The registration fee for the approximately 52 yachts over...
  • RAISING TAXES, YOU POOR SLOBS + TERESA'S 11.5% TAX RATE (LAISSEZ-LES MANGER LE GÂTEAU)

    10/13/2004 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Mia T · 25 replies · 2,757+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 2 ^ | 10.13.04 | Mia T
      RAISING TAXES, YOU POOR SLOBS + TERESA'S 11.5% TAX RATE(LAISSEZ-LES MANGER LE GÂTEAU) POURQUOI JOHN KERRY EST DANGEREUX POUR L'AMÉRIQUE by Mia T, 10.13.04   RAISING TAXES, YOU POOR SLOBS + TERESA'S 11.5% TAX RATE(LAISSEZ-LES MANGER LE GÂTEAU) (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) COPYRIGHT MIA T 2004   election update!JOHN KERRY IS UNFIT~THE SERIES THE LETHAL DANGER OF JOHN KERRY: SPACE-TIME, TESSELLATIONS OF THE PLANET + TERRORISM Kerry aims for 9/10, the good old days when terrorists were a "NUISANCE" and "not the focus of our lives"DEBATE 2: Bush KOs Kerry(The Lethal Danger of Kerry-Edwards...
  • John Kerry Thinks Yur Stuped (but yu new dat all ready)

    09/25/2010 9:36:55 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 25, 2010 | William Jacobson
    John Kerry, spokesman for the new Democratic Party, and sometimes Senator from Ted Kennedy's state, has a few choice words for you dummies, via The Boston Herald: A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation. “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.Don't worry, I...
  • Kerry: Tea Party A "Group Of Absolutists" Who Don't Understand What They're Doing

    07/30/2011 4:21:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    "You know the Chinese are looking at us right now and they are just gleeful and incredulous at the way in which one of the great competitors is imploding on itself, because a group of absolutists and extremists don't understand the implication of what they are doing, and prepared to hold the entire economy hostage and it is unprecedented of anything I have seen in all of the time I have been in public life, and I think it is damaging and dangerous and reckless and irresponsible," Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) told MSNBC. (video at link)
  • Kerry exposed? The source of the name of Hanoi John's yacht.

    08/29/2005 10:34:04 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 67 replies · 3,674+ views
    Free Republic ^ | today | me
    The Quiet American by Grhame Greene is the quintessential anti vietnam novel. Written in 1955 while the French effort in then Indochina was raging, the novel explores and illustrates the various feelings regarding Vietnam that came to dominate American political culture in the late 1960's. The protagnist of the book is a guy called Fowler. Fowler is an American hating, left-leaning atheist in the mold of Greene himself. On the other side is a fellow named Pyle, who works at the American embassy and is a strident anti-communist. Fowler is very Kerry-esque, tortured by every conceivable nuance missed by the...
  • John Kerry under fire as Secretary of State takes Nantucket vacation amid Egypt military coup

    07/04/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/4/13 | Jessica Jerreat
    As Egypt plunges into crisis John Kerry has been allegedly spotted relaxing at his holiday home in Nantucket for Independence Day. The Secretary of State, who has just returned from a 12-day tour to the Middle East, was spotted near the July 4 festivities in the center of town, and on his yacht. With the Egyptian military ousting President Morsi amid violent protests, many in Nantucket were surprised to see Mr. Kerry at his holiday home rather than in Washington. He is staying at the popular Massachusetts island near Cape Cod with his daughters and their husbands, according to the...
  • Kerry blames the tea party for credit downgrade (The same John Kerry that was in Vietnam)

    08/07/2011 6:33:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    washington times ^ | 8/7/2011 | By Ben Wolfgang
    Sen. John Kerry on Sunday laid the blame for the recent downgrade of the nation’s credit rating at the feet of conservative House Republicans. “I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade,” Mr. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Friday dropped the U.S. credit rating from AAA to “AA+, questioning the ability of leaders in Washington to deal seriously with the nation’s debt crisis.
  • John Kerry’s Quest to Communize Central America

    12/28/2012 7:17:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    Say what you want about Senator John Kerry, nobody ever called him lazy. He landed in Congress and immediately rolled up his sleeves and spat on his hands. The Nicaraguan people must end up like the Cuban and Vietnamese! Toward this end the man was tireless. The vision inspired him to such a staggering work load, energized him to such a frantic pace, and propelled him to such legislative feats, that his colleagues -- even the pinkest -- gaped in envy and awe. Back in the mid 80’s Nicaragua was the pinkos' latest City on a Hill, Daniel Ortega their...
  • John Kerry: Media Has "Responsibility" To "Not Give Equal Time" To Tea Party

    08/06/2011 12:00:54 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 54 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | August 4, 2011 | realclearpolitics.com
    SEN. JOHN KERRY: "And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual."
  • John Kerry: Media Has "Responsibility" To "Not Give Equal Time" To Tea Party (video)

    08/05/2011 6:08:11 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 89 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that the media has the responsibility to ignore the Tea Party and not give any credence to their views. Here's what he said: SEN. JOHN KERRY: "And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual. "It doesn't deserve...
  • Democrats Love Taxes -- They Just Don't Want to Pay Them (That's Not News)

    02/02/2012 4:49:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Forgive Republican candidate Mitt Romney for his alleged failure to adequately explain why he paid "only" 14 percent of his income in taxes. The honest answer -- "Well, because my accountants couldn't figure out how to get them any lower" -- does not work in this or very many other election years. Romney seemed flat-footed because, like most business people, he seeks to minimize costs and expenses. This includes taxes. A normal wealthy-and-proud-of-it guy would have said: "Let me get this straight, pal. I'm not supposed to take every legal advantage provided me by the tax laws to reduce my...
  • Sen Kerry: Taxes Will Be Defining Issue In Coming Months

    11/24/2011 6:49:56 PM PST · by Son House · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2011 | Siobhan Hughes
    Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) Monday said a deal to cut the federal deficit fell apart because Republicans refused to raise taxes, and said the issue would be the defining debate for Congress as the country heads toward the 2012 elections. "America is stuck with the absolute rigidity of people who wanted to protect the wealthiest people in the country instead of providing $1.2 trillion of deficit reduction," Kerry said in impassioned remarks hours after the congressional panel announced it had failed to reach a deal. "That's the fight we have to take out to the country over the course...
  • John Kerry's Yacht "The Scaramouche"

    04/26/2004 5:07:34 PM PDT · by Califelephant · 55 replies · 510+ views
    Click on the source URL, and scroll down to near the bottom of the page for an advertising image of the yacht and a link to the yacht's registration paperwork.
  • Sen. Kerry: Not a yacht but a sailboat

    07/29/2010 7:39:19 PM PDT · by paltz · 59 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Times - Watercooler ^ | 7/29/10 | Kerry Picket
    Senator John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, was sure to point out to me on Thursday that the "Isabel," his 76-foot $7 million luxury yacht docked in Rhode Island, is actually not a yacht, but simply "my sailboat."
  • WHY DON'T RICH LIBERALS VOLUNTARILY PAY 39% (vanity)

    09/20/2010 10:58:07 AM PDT · by hecht · 16 replies
    Many of us know rich liberals who shout " the rich must pay their fair share" or " we need to raise taxes on the rich" or " no tax cuts for the rich". Even if we don't know anyone personally we know celebrities and politicians that shout the talking points. My question is however, why don't Jon Liebowitz, Joy Behar pay 39% now? Or why doesn't Obama pay 39% now. John Kerry docks his yacht in Rhode Island to avoid taxes but demands higher taxes. Many of us also know rich liberals that use every tax scam or write...
  • John Kerry and the People in the Cheap Seats

    10/30/2010 1:21:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is frustrated. He recently spoke to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and complained that we are in "a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don't weigh in. It's all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics." He'd really like to elect a new people. Now, that last bit -- cheap-seat politics -- is the kicker. How truly awful it must be for the Senate's richest man -- wealthier than the Senate's Rockefeller -- to have to put up with those of us in the cheap seats. Brahmins from Boston have...
  • John Kerry Equates Increasing Taxes to Men and Women Dying in Iraq and Afghanistan

    11/20/2011 5:50:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 20, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    John Kerry Equates Increasing Taxes to Men and Women Dying in Iraq and Afghanistan NOV 20, 2011 DANIEL HALPER In an on odd exchange on Meet the Press this morning, Senator John Kerry, a Democratic member of the supercommittee, suggested that taxes should be raised because men and women have died fighting for America in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he seemed to equate the sacrifice: (see video in link)
  • Flip-flopping John Kerry faces a taxingly bitter winter

    12/11/2010 9:42:38 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/12/10 | Howie Carr
    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. This is Sen. John “Liveshot” Kerry, who like all moonbats in Congress has been driven to apoplexy by the proposed continuation of the so-called “Bush tax cuts.” “I hope Americans,” Liveshot harrumphed, “will understand how craven and empty and hollow and contradictory the Republican position is.” At least he didn’t call them gigolos. Everything else Liveshot is, he accused the Republicans of being. Contradictory? Isn’t this the guy who voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it? Wasn’t he against Cape Wind before he was for it, or is it...
  • John Kerry (Heinz Heiress) Displays Shrewd Sense Of Business

    07/27/2010 3:09:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-27-10 | Skookum
    A Department of Revenue spokesman said Kerry would be liable for Massachusetts taxes if he berthed the boat in the Bay State within six months of its purchase. If the Isabel were brought to Massachusetts after that period, the state would have to decide if it wanted to pursue the taxes. Massachusetts, like most other states, has been grappling with plunging tax revenues. Last year's budget deficit was $600 million, and officials are bracing for a $1 billion deficit this year. The Republicans of Massachusetts spoke out meekly to criticize Kerry's cost saving measures. "While we can fault the...
  • The Kerry Yacht as a Teachable Moment

    08/05/2010 11:54:41 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4 Aug 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    By now, almost everything imaginable has been said about Senator Kerry’s docking of his new $7 million yacht in Rhode Island instead of Massachusetts, thus avoiding/postponing some $500,000 in state taxes. Here is some postmortem analysis: 1. Once again, a liberal proponent of higher and more redistributive taxes (e.g., Daschle, Geithner, Rangel) has acted antithetically to what he professes. In his 2004 campaign, Kerry alleged near-treasonous behavior (“Benedict Arnold”) on the part of companies that relocated out of the country to seek lower taxes. The psychology of this hypocrisy is hard to figure: Does the technocratic guardian class believe that,...