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  • Nikki Haley Channels Ted Kennedy on Illegal Aliens

    01/14/2016 3:21:01 PM PST · by To Hell With Poverty · 16 replies
    Howie Carr Show ^ | 1/14/16 | Howie Carr
    Scary or funny? You decide. A near-seemless montage of last night's SOTU "response" and typical liberal boilerplate from Teddy K. It could be one of those annoying advocacy commercials where people finish each other's sentences.
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (Teddy, not RFK or JFK!)

    03/30/2015 1:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    MSN / The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nedra Pickler and David Espo
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward...
  • Soon: LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening LIVE THREAD

    03/30/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | March 30 2015 | No Attribution
    LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening
  • Ted Kennedy's son being investigated for insider trading

    12/10/2014 10:02:42 AM PST · by kiryandil · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 9, 2014 | 0-ssociated Press
    Ted Kennedy's son being investigated for insider trading: Government information about prostate cancer drug was 'passed to clients by firm co-founded by senator's son' An insider trading investigation has been launched into Ted Kennedy Jr's former company. The Marwood Group, a healthcare-focused consulting firm co-founded by Kennedy, received notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week. The agency's staff officially notified Marwood that it plans to recommend to the full commission charging the company with civil insider trading.
  • Sons of Perdition: How Certain Catholic Priests Turned the Kennedys Pro-Abortion

    10/08/2012 8:13:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Patrick Madrid's Blog ^ | 10/4/12 | Patrick Madrid
    Awhile back, The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating and deeply saddening article exploring the reasons behind the Kennedy Family’s staunch pro-abortion position. Believe it or not, Ted Kennedy used to be pro-life. So how did he and all the other prominent Kennedys swing so far in the wrong direction? For that matter, what about some of the other Catholic pro-abortion zealots in (or recently in) high public office, such as Nancy Pelosi, Mario Cuomo, and Tom Daschle? What happened to them? (NB: I originally posted this blog entry on January 2, 2009. Given all the chattering right now from...
  • Video: Convention devoted to women celebrates Ted Kennedy unironically

    09/04/2012 8:13:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | AllahPundit
    p>I won't run through the usual litany of misdeeds. If you don't already know them by heart, you'll commit them to memory eventually when you finally tire of liberals screeching at you for "hating women" while holding this guy up as a secular saint. (Chappaquiddick material is abundant online, but this post will get you up to speed on another legendary incident.) I've got to say, in all sincerity: I appreciate their brazenness in building a convention around the theme of a "war on women" while not only inviting Bill Clinton to be a headline speaker but having a video...
  • L.A mayor’s party will glam uptown (salute to Unca Teddy on opening night)

    08/19/2012 7:21:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/18/12 | Tim Funk
    L.A mayor’s party will glam uptownBy Tim Funk Posted: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 An army of A-list celebs and politicos are expected to show up at the N.C. Music Factory on Sept. 5 for a Hollywood-themed gala hosted by L.A. Mayor – and Dem convention chairman – Antonio Villaraigosa. The Dish has learned that the Factory’s Fountain Plaza and Osso Restaurant will get a one-night make-over. Picture palm trees, classic L.A. architecture and lots of California wine. **SNIP** Grandson Joseph Kennedy III, a candidate for Congress, will introduce a video salute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy on the convention’s...
  • 1980 Ad Used Ted Kennedy to Support Reagan

    12/28/2011 8:29:54 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/28/11 | raccoonradio
    When the Swimmer made this speech did he have any idea it would pop up in an ad for..Ronald Reagan? That's right, "Democrats For Reagan" used Teddy's speech to bash Carter. Those were the days! Two comments on the video: "Kennedy was talking about Jimmy Carter. Reagan used it to crush Jimmy when the demos didn't nominate Kenndy because murdering the girl kept him back." and--- "May God bless and save Ronald Reagan; had the honor of serving under him when he was our President; also attended his funeral services in 2004 in DC; quite awesome; 5000 visitors PER hour...
  • Why did Ted Kennedy Flood America with 100 Million Poor? .

    05/06/2011 4:53:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4 May 2011 | F Woodbridge
    In this continuing series, Roy Beck, director of , asks the question as to why the late U.S. Senator Teddy Kennedy pushed the 1965 Immigration Reform Act through Congress without any debate? What was the purpose for flooding America with 100 million more people in the last 40 years and another 100 million within 30 years by 2035? Please give us some background Mr. Beck: “I was dining in downtown Boston with a long-time acquaintance of Teddy Kennedy at the very time he died,” said Beck. “We had discussed what had caused Kennedy to pursueimmigration policies that so fundamentally...
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • Ted Kennedy: The Senator of Sleaze who was a drunk sexual bully... and left a young woman to die

    08/27/2009 11:37:56 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 54 replies · 2,787+ views
    Senator Edward 'Ted' Kennedy stood for sleaze. Bloated and drunken, he used his standing in the Kennedy clan to chase vulnerable women - which brought his dream of reaching the White House to a shameful end. He was the youngest of the four Kennedy brothers, and by far the longest lived. Incredibly, he was in line to inherit his brother John F. Kennedy's legendary presidency, but his chances were dashed following the drowning of the pretty, young campaign assistant Mary Jo Kopechne. Forever known as the Chappaquiddick Incident after the Massachusetts island where it took place, the scandal in 1969...
  • Kennedy Shaped Modern-Day Immigration System [barf alert]

    08/26/2009 10:41:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 806+ views
    NPR / WBUR FM 90.9 Boston, Mass. ^ | Bianca Vasquez Toness
    BOSTON — Sen. Edward Kennedy’s first major legislative victory helped change the face of this country. In 1965, Kennedy sponsored the Immigration and Nationality Act, which lifted national quotas on immigrants entering the country. This victory also launched his political career advocating for the foreign-born. Before 1965, it was nearly impossible for immigrants from anywhere besides Western Europe to come to the United States. Sen. Kennedy was in his early thirties and in office just a couple of years when he sponsored a bill that would change all that. The legislation allowed “us to break away from the kind of...
  • Mary Jo Kopechne back in spotlight [top search on Google today]

    08/26/2009 11:37:42 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,164+ views
    The Detroit Free Press | 2009-08-26
    Link only, per FR copyright and excerpt rules
  • Death at Chappaquiddick: Mary Jo WHO?

    07/25/2009 7:54:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 115 replies · 4,027+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | July 23rd, 2009 | Gary Larson (no, not THAT Gary Larson)
    Forty years ago Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy (D-MA) attended a funeral for a 28-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Her death is eerily unremarked, mostly unremembered today, at least in mainstream media. Yet the story left untold is the tragic stuff of a Joseph Conrad novel. As a date in history, July 18 is not particularly noteworthy. Not much happened on that date since the Brits and tempestuous storms decimated the Spanish Armada in 1588. On July 18, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne drowned in an overturned, submerged Oldsmobile in a back channel off Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The anniversary of her death is...
  • Mary Jo Kopechne died 40 years ago today

    07/18/2009 7:51:36 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 78 replies · 4,141+ views
    Cape Cod Today ^ | 07/18/09 | Mary Wentworth
    Just past midnight on Saturday, July 19, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy drove his black Oldsmobile sedan off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard, just off Cape Cod. The Senator escaped a watery death, but a passenger in his car, twenty-eight-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not.
  • That's Sir Edward Kennedy to you; not everyone in Britain is applauding

    03/04/2009 11:06:31 AM PST · by presidio9 · 78 replies · 1,928+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 4, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in a formal address to Congress this morning, announced that Queen Elizabeth has conferred honorary knighthood on Sen. Edward Kennedy, the veteran Massachusetts Democrat who is
  • Happy Chappaquiddick Anniversary Senator Kennedy!!!

    07/18/2008 5:59:54 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 35 replies · 230+ views
    MRC ^ | 7-18-08 | edzo
    On July 18, 1969, Ted Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick, a small island adjoining Martha's Vineyard and connected to it via a ferry. The party was a reunion for a group of six women, known as the "boiler-room girls", who had served in his brother Robert's 1968 presidential campaign. Also present were Joseph Gargan (Ted Kennedy's cousin), Paul Markham (a school friend of Gargan's who would become United States Attorney for Massachusetts under the patronage of the Kennedys), Charles Tretter (an attorney), and John Crimmins (Ted Kennedy's part-time driver). Kennedy was also competing in the Edgartown Yacht Club Regatta,...
  • Washington elite lead Clinton backlash

    01/29/2008 11:10:46 AM PST · by seanmerc · 9 replies · 84+ views ^ | 28 Jan 08 | John F. Harris
    In September 1998, Greg Craig, a lion of the Washington legal community, left a top job at the State Department to go to the White House to help Bill Clinton fight impeachment during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. One of his first stops was to an old Democratic friend, Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota, who warned him what he was stepping into: “You’re about three days away from a delegation of senior Democrats coming up there to ask the president to resign.” That anecdote, recounted in Peter Baker’s history of the impeachment saga, came echoing back to mind in recent...
  • NY NOW: "Betrayal!" [NY NOW attacks Ted Kennedy for betraying women]

    01/29/2008 8:41:01 AM PST · by seanmerc · 34 replies · 111+ views
    The Politico ^ | 28 Jan 08 | Ben Smith
    Whoa. The New York State chapter of the National Organization for Women attacked Ted Kennedy for his endorsement today with some real heat.. The Times Union reported it first (writing, "'Scathing' feels inadequate here."), and I confirmed its authenticity with the president of the organization, Marcia Pappas. I started to pick out the most eyebrow-raising passages but, that proved kind of hard, so here's the whole thing: “Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him,...
  • A Frosty Moment Between Clinton, Obama [Hildebeast and Bamalot at the SOTU]

    01/29/2008 8:28:32 AM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies · 149+ views
    My Way News ^ | 29 Jan 08 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    The state of their union? Icy. Rival Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama came within a foot of one another just before President Bush's State of the Union speech Monday night and managed not to acknowledge each other. It was quite a feat, given the packed House floor, the customary bear-hugging and jostling among other members. Then a doorkeeper sat the rivals in the same row, only an aisle and four senators between them. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was not caught in the middle. The Democrat from the iconic political family had taken sides earlier in the day when...
  • New York NOW Chapter SLAMS Ted Kennedy for endorsing Hillary's opponent

    01/28/2008 10:55:17 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 197 replies · 1,130+ views
    Times Union ^ | 01/28/2008
    The National Organization for Women’s New York chapter issued a scathing reaction to Sen. Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. Actually, the word “scathing” feels inadequate here. Read for yourself: “Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that...
  • The Adams Love Letters: It Is Just Me... (Debbie Schlussel On Uncle Ted And Marital Fidelity Alert)

    11/19/2007 4:15:32 PM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 85+ views
    Debbie ^ | 11/19/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    . . . Or is there just something really wrong about Ted Kennedy a/k/a "Club Ted" and his wife reading the love letters between John and Abigail Adams at a special Fanueil Hall presentation of the new book, "My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams"? I mean, really, what would John Adams think, if he knew that the man impersonating him in reading his letters was the same guy who: a) apparently drowned the girlfriend he got pregnant; b) woke up his nephews for a night of carousing, after which a rape was committed by one of them;...
  • Ted Kennedy [a.k.a. "The Swimmer"]: Expert on Drowning [from Rush Limbaugh]

    11/07/2007 9:11:05 AM PST · by seanmerc · 14 replies · 683+ views
    Rush ^ | 6 Nov 07 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "Protesters staged a waterboarding yesterday outside the Justice Department, calling for a Senate committee to reject attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey because of his reluctance to define the tactic as torture. The demonstration came shortly before Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said he would oppose Mukasey." It doesn't matter because Schumer is going to support him. So is Dianne Feinstein. So he's assured of passage here, at least getting out of committee. Schumer even wrote a piece in the New York Times today, said (summarized), "Look, we Democrats are going to handle this another way. We're going to...
  • Why Liberals Are Turning on Ted Kennedy

    09/04/2007 7:42:02 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 38 replies · 1,923+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Froma Harrop
    Once upon a time, Ted Kennedy could count on his daily dose of veneration. The right wing hated the Massachusetts Democrat, but progressives honored him as a defender of old-school liberalism. In a remarkable turnaround, liberals are now heaping scorn on the 73-year-old senator. Young audiences boo at his name, and the leftish "Daily Show" on Comedy Central makes fun of him. The source of unhappiness is Kennedy's efforts to kill an offshore wind farm on Nantucket Sound. Cape Wind was to be the first such project in the United States and a source of pride to environmentally minded New...
  • Report: War Sympathy Payments Plunge

    06/01/2007 1:19:31 PM PDT · by Abathar · 10 replies · 338+ views
    Congressional investigators have issued a new report that says the Pentagon has paid almost $31 million to Iraqis or Afghans who have suffered as a result of U.S. combat operations. However, according to the Government Accountaility Office, the number of payments made in 2006 dropped 66 percent compared with those in 2005. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., requested the assessment. He said the report raises serious concerns about the fairness and uniformity of the payments. "It's surprising that the level of these payments has plunged in the past years," Kennedy said in a statement. "Innocent Iraqi civilians are bearing an immense...
  • Adversaries praise a relentless Kennedy [Swimmer reverse peristalsis alert]

    05/18/2007 8:12:58 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 26 replies · 697+ views ^ | 18 May 07 | Susan Milligan
    On Wednesday night, Senator Edward M. Kennedy stared at an exhausted negotiating team of 20 senators and two Cabinet secretaries and said, "Let's shoot for 10 o'clock tomorrow morning." The negotiators were tantalizingly close to a historic deal to remake the nation's immigration system. But at several points, nervous senators were ready to give up. Republicans wanted to give temporary visas only to workers taking undersubscribed jobs. Democrats wanted to allow family members of immigrants to come in more quickly. But Kennedy, the Senate's consummate dealmaker -- still indefatigable at 75 -- pushed hard at his fellow Democrats, wavering Republican...
  • 'Every day could be your last' - "The thing is, we wear uniforms -- they don't." (MEGA BARFER)

    04/22/2007 12:45:45 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 30 replies · 1,048+ views
    The Southtown Communist (Chicago) ^ | April 22, 2007 | Courtney Greve Staff writer
    Eight words. A declaration of the obvious, by the speaker's own admission. But the frustrated soldier who uttered those words hits on the deadly dilemma facing American troops in Iraq: Who do you shoot when the enemy looks so much like the people you're trying to protect? Perhaps that's why the quote -- said by Army Spc. Terry Wilson, of Chicago's Beverly community, after a "horrific" patrol in Baghdad -- has been repeated by anti-war politicians around the country. By chance, the hometown hero's words were included in a speech given by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright earlier this...
  • Democratic Lawmakers to Reintroduce ERA

    03/27/2007 12:24:01 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 63 replies · 1,231+ views ^ | 27 Mar 07 | Monisha Bansal
    Liberal Democrats in the Senate and House plan to resume "the fight for women's equality" on Tuesday, when they reintroduce the Women's Equality Amendment. Sens. Ted Kennedy (Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, both of New York, plan to join Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, in making the Tuesday afternoon announcement. This time around, supporters say they hope "women will finally achieve official equality in America." But a conservative group said women's rights activists are "fighting old battles." First proposed in 1923, the ERA states: "Equality of rights under the law shall...
  • Jackie’s private letter to Joan up for bid [Jackie's advice to Joan about her philandering husband]

    02/23/2007 8:21:10 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 90 replies · 3,363+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/23/07 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy advised her sister-in-law, Joan, to stop being a doormat for her philandering hubby, Ted Kennedy - and if he didn’t shape up, to move out, according to letters up for auction tomorrow in Connecticut. “This is the 20th century - not the 19th - where the little woman stayed home on a pedestal with the kids and her rosary,” Jackie wrote in an undated four-page note to the senator’s wife and miserable mother of three. “Your life matters - as much as him - you love him - but you can’t destroy yourself.” The hand-written...
  • Raise a glass (or several) for toasted Teddy’s 75th

    02/23/2007 12:57:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 24 replies · 904+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/23/07 | Howie Carr
    It was a quiet 75th birthday for Ted Kennedy yesterday. No one drowned or overdosed on drugs. There were no arrests for OUI or rape. No girls were crippled in overturned Jeeps, there were no Coast Guard rescues of beached boats. Not so long ago, when Teddy reached this kind of birthday milestone, he’d be treated to a big smooch-fest in the mainstream media. There’d be front-page stories about how he was “turning his life around” - the sort of nonsense you generally read about wannabe rappers gunned down in drive-by shootings. But yesterday, there was next to nothing in...
  • Special day for Teddy K.

    02/18/2007 8:27:35 PM PST · by JohnSheppard · 50 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02/18/2007 | Inside Track
    More than 500 of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s former and present staff - including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer - paid tribute to the looooooongtime Massachusetts pol with music and many toasts at a reunion on Capitol Hill the other night. Each “class” of staffers sang tributes to the senator, who turns 75 on Thursday, complete with costumes and props. Justice Breyer’s group from the ’70s, for example, performed a song set to the tune of “My Eyes Adored You” by Frankie Valli. Can you stand it??? After the musical props from 45 years worth of workers, the senator, we’re...
  • (Senator Ted) Kennedy Offered to Help Soviets Thwart U.S. Policies, KGB Papers Show

    11/02/2006 9:51:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 117 replies · 3,881+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 2, 2006 | Kevin Mooney
    While Soviet troops occupied Afghanistan in 1980, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) worked in close concert with high level Kremlin officials to alter the direction of U.S. policy, according to documents made available through a KGB defector.
  • KGB Letter Outlines Sen. Kennedy's Overtures to Soviets, Prof Says

    10/20/2006 9:18:37 AM PDT · by piytar · 297 replies · 9,614+ views ^ | Oct. 20, 2006 | Kevin Mooney
    In his book, which came out this week, Kengor focuses on a KGB letter written at the height of the Cold War that shows that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered to assist Soviet leaders in formulating a public relations strategy to counter President Reagan's foreign policy and to complicate his re-election efforts.
  • Democrats assail Bush's N. Korea policy [John Kerry - "shocking failure," .............]

    10/09/2006 4:26:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 1,837+ views
    Democrats assail Bush's N. Korea policy By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer 13 minutes ago Democrats seized on North Korea's brazen act to criticize President Bush's record in confronting the communist regime, contending the administration's focus on Iraq ignored legitimate threats. Democratic Sen. John Kerry, the president's rival in 2004 and a potential 2008 candidate, assailed Bush's policy as a "shocking failure," and said, "While we've been bogged down in Iraq where there were no weapons of mass destruction, a madman has apparently tested the ultimate weapon of mass destruction." One month before midterm elections, North Korea's reported nuclear test...
  • Talk to Sen. Ted Kennedy

    09/28/2006 11:46:56 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 34 replies · 1,039+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9-28-2006 | yahoo
    Talk to Sen. Ted Kennedy Thu Sep 28, 1:51 PM ET This was a last-minute addition to the Talk to Power schedule, so the time for questions and comments is shorter than usual. Sen. Kennedy will be fielding your comments over the next 24 hours and responding, via an interview with host Judy Woodruff, on Friday morning. Thanks in advance to Yahoo! users for your thoughts, and to Sen. Kennedy for agreeing to participate. The question of immigration and immigration reform is likely to loom large in this forum, as it has with previous Talk to Power guests. Sen. Kennedy,...
  • Sen. Edward M. Kennedy: Katrina One Year Later.. (BUSH pulled a Chappaquiddick.. MEGA MOONBAT BARF)

    08/30/2006 5:28:11 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 47 replies · 1,459+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Aug 28, 2006 | Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
    Americans still remember vividly the scenes from a year ago when Hurricane Katrina swept away entire communities, sent thousands of families for shelter in the Super Dome, and left hundreds of thousands more homeless and jobless. Americans throughout the land were moved to help in any way they could - sending donations and aid and volunteering to meet the needs of our fellow citizens. We responded because that's what Americans do. We care for our country, help our neighbors, and lend a hand to those in need. However, as we all painfully know, the Administration did not live up to...
  • Bizarre Photo (Pregnant Chinese Woman)

    06/22/2006 2:56:28 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies · 1,104+ views
    WFTV ^ | June 16, 2006
    SONGYUAN, China -- Qiao Yubo, who is pregnant with at least five babies, walks with her husband, right, in Songyuan, in China's northeast Jilin province. Qiao, who is 1.67-meters tall, has a waistline measurement of 1.75 meters, five months into her pregnancy. Qiao's excessive bulk is causing difficulties in getting around, with taxi drivers too afraid to take her in their cars. Her clothing is all custom-made and she eats up to seven meals a day. (06/16/06 AP photo)
  • Caption Photo (Ted Kennedy)

    06/07/2006 9:23:46 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 76 replies · 2,577+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 6, 4:17 PM ET | Larry Downing
    U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill to discuss same-sex marriages June 6, 2006. The Senate is debating a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and are expected to vote on it this week.
  • Caption Pic of Ted Kennedy accepting his parties Nomination

    06/03/2006 6:13:47 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 51 replies · 1,773+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 2,2006
    Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., announces that he will seek re-election during a union rally in Worcester, Mass., prior to the state's Democratic convention Friday June 2, 2006. Kennedy began serving in the U.S. Senate in 1962. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Ted Kennedy: Build 'Wind Farm' Elsewhere [Arrogant NIMBY alert]

    06/01/2006 6:04:15 AM PDT · by upchuck · 52 replies · 1,310+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 31, 2006 | NewsMax
    Reprinted from Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:12 p.m. EDTTed Kennedy: Build 'Wind Farm' Elsewhere Sen. Ted Kennedy has strongly opposed an environmentally friendly "wind farm” off the coast from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis. Now he supports building another wind farm – in somebody else’s "backyard.” A Boston contractor has submitted plans to construct a $750 million offshore complex of 90 to 120 wind turbine towers near Naushon Island and the towns of Dartmouth and Fairhaven to supply electricity to about 240,000 homes. While the Cape Wind project Kennedy opposed would have been "in view of some of the...
  • Kennedy’s opposition to wind farm is suspicious ( NIMBY Alert )

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

    04/28/2006 11:27:15 PM PDT · by justaguywithaspellchecker · 28 replies · 8,048+ views
    Internet ^ | March 2000 | I don't kow
    " Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty? " ~ Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Chappaquiddick has been called "the most brilliant cover-up ever achieved in a nation where investigative procedures are well developed and where the principles of equal justice prevail, at least during some of those moments where people are watching." ~ The Last Kennedy by Robert Sherrill -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - The mysteries of the case continue to haunt Ted Kennedy as well as the authorities who investigated...
  • Kennedy says he'd back '08 Kerry run

    04/24/2006 4:11:52 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 38 replies · 673+ views
    Reuters via ^ | April 24, 2006
    WASHINGTON -- Senator Edward M. Kennedy said yesterday that if fellow Massachusetts Democrat John F. Kerry makes another bid for the presidency in 2008, he would again back him. "If he runs, I'm supporting him," Kennedy said in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." With Kennedy's help, Kerry won the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, but lost the race to President Bush. Kerry said last week he was taking a hard look at making another run for the White House in 2008 and intended to make a decision near the end of the year.
  • Ted Kennedy: The Country Hasn't Moved Right

    04/18/2006 6:02:55 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 96 replies · 1,974+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 19 April 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy says the conventional wisdom that America has turned conservative in recent years is just plain wrong - so much so that the country may finally be ready to make Sen. John Kerry president. Kennedy tells the Boston Globe that he detects no rightward drift despite a string of national Republican victories. "People haven't lost their sense of compassion, they haven't lost their sense of decency, they haven't lost their sense of fairness," he argues. And he offers President Bush as the best example that conservatives aren't really in control. "Anybody that would say that this is...
  • Did Anyone Read "Time"'s 10 Best and 5 Worst Senators?,9171,1184028,00.html
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-13-06 ("Kennedy gave a barn-burner at the immigration rally yesterday")

    04/13/2006 6:55:31 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 68 replies · 1,155+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 13, 2006 | Ted Kennedy, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Look at him. It is a bloated Ted Kennedy with Demagoguery written all over his booze mottled bloated face. And one of the most demagogic speeches EVER given by a U.S. Sentator was delivered by The Swimmer on the subject of illegal immigration. Of couse his demagoguery is the reason why the DUmmies admire him as you can see in this THREAD titled, "Kennedy gave a barn-burner at the immigration rally yesterday." Whenever you hear a DUmmie describe a speech as being a "barn-burner" then you know it is off the scale of sanity. So let us now read...
  • Sen. Kennedy Slammed for Civil Rights Comparison to Illegal Aliens (Go Jessie Lee Peterson Go!)

    04/12/2006 6:15:33 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 34 replies · 920+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/13/06
    A black conservative minister and staunch immigration reform advocate Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Tuesday denounced Sen. Ted Kennedy for comparing pro-illegal immigration rallies to civil rights marches for blacks half a century ago. The Massachusetts Democrat, who is a proponent of a Senate plan that would open the way to citizenship for illegals, said recent illegal immigration rallies are "reminiscent of the civil rights movement.” Rev. Peterson said, "Ted Kennedy should be ashamed for comparing the civil rights struggles of blacks to that of illegal aliens. Black Americans are being driven out of their jobs and schools by the influx...
  • Congress near blocking Mass. offshore wind farm ( Ted Kennedy NIMBY alert )

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

    04/06/2006 8:33:43 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 1,981 replies · 26,850+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 4-6-06 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON - In a last stab at compromise, Senate Republicans and Democrats reported progress Thursday toward agreement on legislation opening the way to legal status and eventual citizenship for many of the 11 million immigrants now in the U.S. illegally. "There's been tremendous progress overnight," said Sen. Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record) of Nevada, the Democratic leader, while Majority Leader Bill Frist also expressed optimism that a long-sought compromise might be at hand. There was no immediate reaction from President Bush, who has made immigration legislation a key priority. The developments occurred after Frist unveiled a new bill late...
  • Ten Worst Border-Security Congressmen

    03/28/2006 3:35:57 PM PST · by rhema · 44 replies · 1,724+ views
    Human Events ^ | 3/28/06 | editors of HUMAN EVENTS
    10. Sen. Mike DeWine (R.-Ohio) Judiciary Committee member, voted for amnesty for agricultural workers and for spouses and children of illegals. Co-sponsored in-state tuition bill for illegals. Opposed increasing funding for Border Patrol and adding more ICE agents. 9. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.) Ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Worked with Sen. Specter on his amnesty-granting immigration bill and called building a fence along the United States border a “cockamamie” idea. 8. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D.-Ill.) Co-sponsor of the House version of McCain-Kennedy. Roll Call reported that after a live debate on CNBC with immigration hawk Rep. Tom Tancredo...