Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,213
Woo hoo!! And the first 26% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: ted

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Ted Cruz bites back at ‘True Blood’

    07/22/2014 3:17:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/22/14 | Colby Itkowitz
    There were only a few ways Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) could react to HBO’s “True Blood” portrayal of Texas Republicans being murdered at a fictitious Cruz fundraiser. He could have ignored it, or laughed it off. But he went political. A scene in Sunday’s episode took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, where a Cruz function was being held. The vampires who went made disparaging comments about the Republicans in attendance (What do you expect? It’s Hollywood.) and then there was a vicious bloodbath. (We admittedly do not watch “True Blood,” so we can’t offer further context, but...
  • How to make a carrot clarinet (YouTube)

    07/10/2014 7:16:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    TedxSydney 2014 ^ | 7-10-1-4 | Linsey Pollak
    This presenter makes a clarinet out of a carrot. For real. And it sounds great! Click on the link in Reply #1 to see.
  • Ted Yoho Tried to Delay GOP House Leadership Vote

    06/22/2014 1:49:01 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | Kevin Derby
    Republicans in the U.S. House caucused on Thursday and chose U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to replace U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., as House majority leader. They also selected U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., to replace McCarthy as GOP whip. U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., weighed in on Thursday after the vote and said he backed U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Ind., over McCarthy but did back Scalise. Yoho also tried unsuccessfully to move the vote back a week. “Yesterday in the House Republican conference I introduced a motion to delay the vote for the majority leader of the Republican Party...
  • TED Publishes Anti-Israel Lies in Interview With Arab Photographer

    05/22/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 1 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | May 22, 2014 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Home » News & Views » Israel » IDF » TED Publishes Anti-Israel Lies in Interview With Arab Photographer On the TED blog, Mohammed was allowed to caption her own pictures. In those captions and during brief sections of the interview, Mohammed provided wildly inaccurate accounts of the activities, ethical standards, and operating procedures of the Israel Defense Forces. By: Lori Lowenthal Marcus Published: May 23rd, 2014 You are currently on page: 1 2 All Pages print The TED Universe. The TED Universe. Photo Credit: Facebook Who doesn’t love TED? For those who don’t know, TED is the phenomenally popular...
  • Bishop Morlino Chastizes [sic] Faithful Catholics

    12/19/2013 10:51:46 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2009 | Michael Voris
    Bishop Morlino praises Ted Kennedy as "pro-life."
  • John Kerry Working with the U.N. to Stop Execution of Illegal Alien Cop Killer in Texas

    12/17/2013 7:26:38 PM PST · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right Wordpress News ^ | 12-17-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Perennial traitor John Kerry's new mission: save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John UrbanTop Right NewsWhen John Kerry isn't busy trying to help Iran obtain nuclear weapons or stabbing Israel in the back, he is doing the bidding of the United Nations -- and Mexico -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien cop-killer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While...
  • ... How Far Rush Limbaugh Thinks the ‘Republican Establishment’ May Go to ‘Get Rid of the Tea Party’

    12/17/2013 5:53:14 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 93 replies ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    THIS IS HOW FAR RUSH LIMBAUGH THINKSTHE ‘REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT’ MAY GO TO‘GET RID IF THE TEA PARTY’ Dec. 16, 2013 11:00pm, Jason Howerton Rush Limbaugh on Monday speculated that the“Republican establishment may in fact be so desirous of getting rid of the Tea Party as its base,they may be willing to lose some elections in order to get rid of their baseand put up a new base.” The conservative radio host also referenced a story on the Drudge Report indicating thatHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is claimingthat House Majority Leader John Boehner told herto wait next year for immigration...
  • Cruz Proposes Bill to Offer Reward on Benghazi Terrorists

    11/07/2013 4:06:21 PM PST · by Frankusa · 20 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | 11/7/2013
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced legislation to require the Secretary of State to offer a reward of up to $5 million for information on the Benghazi attacks or information that leads to the capture and prosecution of a suspect. "The State Department's Rewards for Justice Program exists to help the U.S. identify and apprehend its enemies, but the Obama Administration has not used it to pursue the terrorists who attacked our personnel in Benghazi," Cruz said. "This legislation enables the Secretary of State to offer a substantial reward for information leading to the apprehension and prosecution of the...
  • Martin Bashir: Ted Cruz is the ‘David Koresh of the Republican Party’

    10/16/2013 7:01:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 91 replies ^ | October 16, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    During a panel discussion on MSNBC on Wednesday, host Martin Bashir and guests mocked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for misleading those who trusted him into a political dead end which also had the effect of reducing the Republican Party’s approval ratings. Bashir repeatedly linked Cruz to Branch Davidian sect leader David Koresh who perished after a federal raid on his facility in Waco, Texas. “Do you think Ted Cruz is a bit like the David Koresh of the Republican Party?” Bashir asked a visibly shaken BuzzFeed reporter, McKay Coppins. “He’s a bit like a character who believes himself to be...
  • Ted Cruz at Values Voter Summit

    10/11/2013 12:56:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse via Youtube ^ | 11/11/2013 | The Conservative Treehouse via Youtube
    Complete remarks by Ted Cruz, October 10, 2013:
  • Ted Cruz Full Interview w/ Candy Crowley - CNN - 10/6/13

    10/06/2013 3:00:30 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 66 replies
    You Tube via CNN ^ | 10-6-2013 | You Tube via CNN
    Published on Oct 6, 2013 October 6, 2013 - Ted Cruz Full Interview w/ Candy Crowley on CNN - State of the Union
  • McCaskill Slams the ‘It’s All About Ted Show’

    10/03/2013 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies ^ | October 03, 2013 | October 3, 2013
    Sen. Clarie McCaskill (D-Mo.) accused Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of not listening to voters in general but only the “loud” ones. She told MSNBC that “the moderates need to muscle up here.” “You know, everybody on — in this far extreme, unreasonable, irrational right, is afraid of somebody running against them from the right. And they need to be afraid of a moderate Republican running against them,” said McCaskill, who defeated challenger Todd Akin in the last election cycle. “And people — and Boehner really needs to show courage here. I know that he’s calling this Cruz’s shutdown. Boehner knows...

    10/02/2013 7:41:52 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies ^ | 10/2/13 | Ted Nugent
    KEEP THE FEDZILLA BEAST SHUT DOWN! by Ted Nugent I hear you, Mr. President, and I know exactly what it is that I am hearing. I hear the deceit and lies of the Chicago ACORN community disorganizing scam artist from hell, feeding the low-information voters more pap and anti-American propaganda in your feeble and disingenuous attempt to bribe more votes for the declaration of dependency society. Fundamental transformation indeed. You are so cocksure of the ignorance of your constituency that you dare to brag that the federal government is America’s largest employer. That is nothing to be proud of and...
  • I'm a firm believer that the right man comes along at the right time

    09/23/2013 3:15:05 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 103 replies
    Me | 9/23/13 | GeorgiaDawg32
    I believe, at this time, Ted Cruz is that man. You may comment if you wish, or not. It's my personal opinion but the more I see of this guy, the more I REALLY like him. That is all.
  • David Brooks warns of ‘the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,’ takeover of Republican Party [Video]

    09/15/2013 11:50:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/13 | Jeff Poor
    On PBS’s “NewsHour” on Friday night, New York Times columnist David Brooks warned that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators’ rise to prominence threatens the traditional Republican Party. (Snip) “What’s going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,” Brooks said. “And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances, and he is going to pass a lot of legislation. He’s going...
  • The Problem of Political Stars (Video)

    07/31/2013 8:26:27 AM PDT · by publius321 · 4 replies
    What happens when we put too much faith in "rising stars" in the GOP...
  • Ted Cruz’s dad: Obama is ‘just like’ Castro

    07/08/2013 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/13 | Gabe Finger
    Speaking an event hosted by the conservative nonprofit FreedomWorks, Rafael Cruz described President Barack Obama as being “just like a dictator like Fidel Castro.” The Cuban-born father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at length about his life in Cuba, his experiences with socialism and authoritarianism, and the false promises of dictators. Cruz told the crowd of tea party supporters, “as a teenager I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time, a young charismatic leader rose up talking about ‘hope and change.’” As the crowd laughed, Cruz threw them a curve ball: “His name was Fidel...
  • Is Ted Cruz Lying About the $5,000 Loophole in the Immigration Bill?

    06/30/2013 12:57:05 PM PDT · by FreedomOutpost ^ | 06-29-2013 | Fred DeRuvo
    I am not sure when the people of Egypt became more worldly than the people here in America but it would seem they have it figured out. Betsy Hiel tweeted a picture of a banner that has been hoisted in Tahrir Square that reads “Obama Supports Terrorism” in both English and Arabic. The banner has been placed in preparation for Sunday’s scheduled protests against Mohamed Morsi and The Muslim Brotherhood. Read more:
  • “Satan Has A Plan For Your Life” (Video/Vlog)

    06/13/2013 1:28:14 PM PDT · by publius321 · 3 replies
    The hand full of conservatives who have the integrity to fight the treachery will not convince the other 400 congressmen, the other 97 senators, the pretend news media and the 70% of Americans who refuse to take seriously, the responsibility of knowing what is going on in the country. As Jefferson said ""If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." (Video, vlog)
  • Squandering Rand Paul, Cruz, Lee, Scott

    06/12/2013 9:29:16 PM PDT · by publius321 · 10 replies
    We have a hand full of congressman and senators who are willing to fight for the constitution. What are their chances of persuading the hundreds of cowards and traitors in Congress and the large percentage of Americans that anything should be done or that liberty itself is at stake? (Video)
  • Biden: We Have to Pass Amnesty to Grant Illegals the ‘Dignity and Respect They Deserve’ (Video)

    05/11/2013 8:36:17 PM PDT · by montag813 · 46 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-12-2013 | John Hill
    Por La Raza, Todo! Joe Biden in full pander mode, totally without shame.- by John HillStand With ArizonaFew can equal Vice President Joe Biden as a race-baiting panderer. And Joe is increasingly making his professed amor for "Hispanics" standard fare for his stump speeches pushing amnesty for illegal aliens. Biden never misses an opportunity to put Hispanics - and especially illegals - on a pedestal. In January, addressing a group of newly-elected Latino members of Congress, Biden insisted that "now the nation -- and I might add the hemisphere -- understands the Hispanic community must be courted. Must be courted....
  • Ted Cruz Has All the Right Enemies

    05/08/2013 6:48:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | May 8, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Washington Post offered a splashy profile of freshman Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, and the most surprising thing about it was a lack of venom. The reporter described "the self-assured, nonstop talker who won national debate championships as an undergraduate at Princeton." Cruz "honed his reputation early in his career as a dazzling Supreme Court advocate" and now "has bashed into the national conversation," most notably in attacking establishment Republicans, who've called him and other young Senate conservatives "wacko birds." This story, however, wasn't as surprising as James Carville's declaration on ABC's "This Week." He was typically blunt --...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama Wants the Immigration Bill to Fail

    04/25/2013 11:58:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 4-25-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I didn't see it, but I'm told that Obama used a portion of his remarks at the dedication of the Bush library in Dallas today to push his immigration bill. And I am told reliably, ladies and gentlemen, that the scuttlebutt among the people in the crowd was that it was not well received, that it was not classy. There might be some blow-back on this, maybe, not predicting it, we'll see. But a reliable source who was there told me that there was all kinds of bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz in the crowd when Obama deviated from...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Remarks at Conservative Political Action Conference March 16, 2013

    03/16/2013 4:52:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 3/16/2013 | CSPAN
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivered the keynote address at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
  • Scarborough Blasts Ted Cruz as 'Ignorant' Four Times

    03/15/2013 5:29:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/13 | John Nolte
    What would the conservative movement do without MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to set us straight? I just wish he would let us know which side of his mouth we're supposed to listen to. This morning, out of one side of his unnaturally small mouth, Scarborough and his "Morning Joe" crew were all hand-wringy over vitriol in politics, vitriol that sometimes includes -- bum bum bummmm! -- "racial undertones!" But also, this morning, out the other side of that unnaturally small mouth, Scarborough summoned up some phony outrage to accuse TX Senator Ted Cruz of "ignorance," -- and did so four times...
  • Ever Had a Look at Ted Cruz's Resume?

    03/11/2013 9:08:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    You know, the emerging conservative leader in the US Senate- same one the GOP old-guard spent million$ trying to defeat... that one: Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 - May 2008, Cruz was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest Solicitor General in the entire country, and had the longest tenure in Texas history.  Partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice.  Cruz has authored 80+ SCOTUS briefs and presented 40+ oral arguments before The Court Cruz served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William...
  • While the Old Bulls Went Out to Dinner, the New Kids in Town Threw a Filibuster Party

    03/07/2013 12:58:44 PM PST · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 3-7-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, folks, what we have here is a fascinating object lesson. What we have here is a golden opportunity. What is happening in the aftermath of the Rand Paul filibuster is very useful. This is extremely eye opening. The filibuster itself was eye opening and has its own educational aspects. But what's happening in the aftermath is almost as intriguing to me. The way I would put it is, the establishment decided to go out to dinner last night. Obama took McCain and Lindsey Graham and some others, went out to dinner. By the way, Obama's motorcade...
  • Nugent to Piers Morgan: 'You're the Perfect Poster Boy to Stand Up for Things That Make No Sense'

    02/05/2013 5:33:05 AM PST · by servo1969 · 65 replies ^ | February 04, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN's resident gun control advocate Piers Morgan faced off with Ted Nugent Monday, and as was expected, the bullets were flying. By the end of the first segment, Nugent told his arrogant adversary, "You're the perfect poster boy to stand up for the things that make no sense at all to common sense people" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): PIERS MORGAN, HOST: I don't understand, and I want you to tell me, in the least inflammatory way possible, why outside of hog hunting, which I get is a problem in Texas, anybody needs one...
  • Ted Cruz talks the Second Amendment, debt ceiling on Meet the Press

    01/20/2013 11:42:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop via NBC ^ | 1/20/2013 | The Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz was on Meet the Press this morning to primarily discuss the Second Amendment and the debt ceiling. The downside to this clip is that he’s on with Schmucky Schumer. Watch:
  • Cruz Sworn In As Texas’ First Hispanic US Senator, Will Introduce Bill To Repeal ‘Obamacare’

    01/03/2013 8:06:43 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 47 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tea party darling Ted Cruz has been sworn in as U.S. senator and says his first order of business will be introducing a bill he knows will never pass.
  • Regina Dugan: From mach-20 glider to humming bird drone (video)

    10/23/2012 9:01:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    TED ^ | March 2012
    "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" asks Regina Dugan, then director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects -- a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet -- that her agency has created by not worrying that they might fail. (Followed by a Q&A with TED's Chris Anderson) ...
  • Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard supports same-sex 'marriage'

    10/23/2012 4:57:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LSN ^ | 10.23.2012 | Ben Johnson
    COLORADO SPRINGS, October 22, 2012, ( – Ted Haggard, the megachurch leader whose dalliances with a male prostitute toppled him from his church in 2006, has now endorsed same-sex “marriage.” “I don’t think the state has any role dictating or mandating” morality, he said. “Though we would oppose that in our churches, [same-sex weddings] should be allowed by the state.” Haggard, who founded the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs, served as president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) until he admitted that he paid male prostitute Mike Jones for sex, used crystal meth, and viewed pornography featuring...
  • Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil

    08/28/2012 3:32:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/28/2012
    A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights. She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement. But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as "absurd and totally illegal". The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses. Ms Domingues says they...
  • Full Interview: Ted Cruz on Fox News Sunday

    08/05/2012 11:18:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/5/2012 | The Right Scoop
    love that Ted Cruz is getting more exposure since his recent victory in Texas and he had a great interview with Chris Wallace this morning:
  • Senate Primary: Watch Ted Cruz’s amazing victory speech

    07/31/2012 9:07:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7-31-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz gave an amazing victory speech after winning tonight’s primary runoff and handily defeating David Dewhurst. It’s the full speech minus about 11 minutes of Cruz thanking everyone who contributed to tonight’s big win.
  • Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

    01/19/2012 1:02:21 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/2012 | Clay Shirky
    What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
  • Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate

    04/16/2011 3:23:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate By Ben Geman - 04/15/11 09:10 PM ET Al Gore told young green energy advocates Friday that progress on global warming must come from a strong grassroots movement that can counter the oil and coal lobbies, which he alleged have “paralyzed” governments. Gore – who compared action on global warming to the Civil Rights movement – was the keynote speaker at Power Shift 2011, a Washington, D.C. conference attended largely by college students. “It’s true that governments by and large have been politically paralyzed because the energy...
  • Pigs Of Waste – The Nuge Weighs In

    08/26/2010 7:25:48 AM PDT · by 84rules
    84rules News & Commentary Blog ^ | August 26, 2010 | 84rules
    Pigs Of Waste - The Nuge Weighs In 84rules August 26, 2010
  • TED vs. Western Civilization, ‘Which Side are You On?’

    08/10/2010 9:41:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    gulag bound ^ | Arlen Williams
    You’ve met TED, haven’t you? Maybe you’ve sat through a patronizing video here, or a read a condescending article there, lately? Contrary to what you may think, TED does not stand for Tediously Egocentric Dweebs — at least that is not what they intended. The acronym is meant to signify the bright ones getting together to lead the rest of the world with planned Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Wait, am I being redundant? (Taking a moment, thinking to myself… T… E… D… above.) Yes, sorry, please pardon the tautology. TED is essentially an attempt to indoctrinate the generators of the...
  • NUGENT: The Declaration of Defiance

    06/22/2010 9:39:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/21/10 | Ted Nugent
    Defiance is the DNA of America. Every fiber of my being is overdosed on high-octane defiance. I often rise in the morning convinced that I am Rosa Parks with a loud guitar. It is beautiful. From our forefathers tossing tea into the Boston Harbor over abusive taxes; to the brave defenders of the Alamo, who were outnumbered 25-to-1; to Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, who answered the Nazi punks with "Nuts!" when he was asked to surrender at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, the DNA of America is rife with proud defiance. We celebrate our freedom on Independence...
  • Ted Kennedy accused of having sex parties with brothers, Marilyn Monroe

    06/14/2010 3:32:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 3,068+ views
    ny post ^ | 6/14/10 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    Previously secret FBI records released today reveal that Sen. Edward Kennedy may have participated in steamy sex parties with his two brothers, Marilyn Monroe and "Rat Pack" crooners Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. A racy memo from 1965 notes that a New York woman reportedly had "considerable information about sex parties" involving the Kennedy brothers John and Robert, Monroe, Sinatra and Davis. While the source of the information is not described fully in the documents, "it was reported" that Jacqueline Hammond, the wealthy ex-wife of a former US ambassador to Spain, knew about the raunchy parties at the upscale...
  • Don't Be Fooled By The Market Calm, The TED Spread Is Still On Fire

    06/11/2010 7:11:46 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 421+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-11-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Don't Be Fooled By The Market Calm, The TED Spread Is Still On Fire Joe Weisenthal Jun. 11, 2010, 6:04 AM A couple days of stability in the European equity and currency markets should not (necessarily) be taken as signs of a major rebound in confidence. Notice there's been absolutely no slowdown in the ascent of the TED Spread of late, showing banks are growing less and less willing to lend to each other.[snip]
  • .. Bill Clinton .. to.. Ted Kennedy re: Obama: 'A few years ago he would have....

    01/10/2010 1:04:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 951+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/10/10 | David Gardner
    Bill Clinton was at the centre of a race storm last night after he was accused of denigrating Barack Obama. The former president allegedly claimed during the hard-fought Democratic primary race: ‘A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.’ He is said to have made the racist remark in a phone call entreating Senator Teddy Kennedy, the party’s vastly influential elder statesman, to endorse his wife, Hillary, in the delicately balanced 2008 nomination battle.
  • Vicki Kennedy describes husband (Teddy's) cancer battle (Another Oprah Slopfest Alert)

    11/26/2009 5:14:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,106+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2009 | Don Babwin
    The widow of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy told Oprah Winfrey in an interview broadcast Wednesday that even as her husband knew he was dying of brain cancer he had been "in training" to make sure he had enough strength to attend President Barack Obama's inauguration. In the most extensive interview since her husband's death in August, Vicki Kennedy said she wouldn't try to run for her husband's former U.S. Senate seat and described how he battled brain cancer — but she would not talk about the last thing he said to her before dying. "I think I'll just keep...

    10/10/2009 8:46:24 PM PDT · by pansgold · 22 replies · 2,922+ views
    Strange Politics ^ | 10/10/2009 | pansgold
    Ol'd Ted is gone but not forgotten.
  • Ted Kennedy Claimed to Have Slept with over 1,000 Women

    10/08/2009 11:06:50 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 163 replies · 7,105+ views
    In a chapter of his autobiography, the late Senator Ted Kennedy confessed to having slept with over 1,000 women and spending more than $10 million in hush money to keep his womanizing ways a secret. If you crack open the book, however, you won't find a mention of this in there anywhere. That is because horrified family members and advisers cut it out before the book was published. A close source also revealed to the National Enquirer that before he died of brain cancer at age 77 on August 25, Kennedy also revealed that he had planned to seduce Mary...
  • Kennedy and the KGB

    09/07/2009 2:36:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies · 1,806+ views
    American Thinkier ^ | August 31, 2009 | Paul Kengor
    Shortly after the announcement of Ted Kennedy's death, I had already received several interview requests. I declined them, not wanting to be uncharitable to the man upon his death. Since then, I've seen the need to step up and provide some clarification. The issue is a remarkable 1983 KGB document on Kennedy, which I published in my 2006 book, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism (HarperCollins). The document is a May 14, 1983 memo from KGB head Victor Chebrikov to his boss, the odious Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov, designated with the highest classification. It concerns a...
  • Ted Nugent: "We have the perfect president for a nation that doesn't care."

    09/07/2009 10:48:52 AM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 24 replies · 2,452+ views
    Don Surber, Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 9/7/2009 | Don Surber
    Coal entrepreneur Don Blankenship put on a shindig at a reclaimed strip-mine site near Holden, West Virginia, for a Labor day picnic for 100,000 of his closest friends. Sean Hannity is there, so I suppose he will yak about it on his show tomorrow. Hank Williams Jr. is the main draw. Ted Nugent is the emcee. Nugent gave ‘em hell and told the crowd to fight back: “We have the perfect president for a nation that doesn’t care.”

    09/01/2009 4:16:27 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | August 31, 2009 | Mark Steyn
    We are enjoined not to speak ill of the dead. But, when an entire nation – or, at any rate, its “mainstream” media culture – declines to speak the truth about the dead, we are certainly entitled to speak ill of such false eulogists. In its coverage of Senator Edward M Kennedy’s passing, America’s TV networks are creepily reminiscent of those plays Sam Shepard used to write about some dysfunctional inbred hardscrabble Appalachian household where there’s a baby buried in the backyard but everyone agreed years ago never to mention it. In this case, the unmentionable corpse is Mary Jo...
  • The Needy Little Boy Behind Ted The Titan

    08/29/2009 9:55:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 711+ views
    London Times ^ | August 29, 2009
    August 30, 2009 The needy little boy behind Ted the titan Dominic Lawson As Edward Kennedy was laid to rest yesterday, accompanied by a further fusillade of eulogies, we were forcibly made aware, once again, of the American fixation with the idea of personal redemption. The British are a less forgiving people. While even the right-wing US press skated around the late senator’s appalling personal behaviour over many years, in this country even politically sympathetic newspapers published excoriating accounts, concentrating on the incident 40 years ago when the 37-year-old Ted Kennedy abandoned Mary Jo Kopechne to die alone in a...