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  • Carr: Tierney continues 6th District tradition

    09/11/2014 5:13:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Howie Carr
    You’re Johnny Pockets Tierney, and the good news is you’ll never have to set foot in Lynn again. Finally, we have an answer to the age-old question: Just how corrupt does a politician have to be for the voters to throw him out of office in Massachusetts? You’re John Tierney, and the Democratic voters kicked you down the stairs like you were Peter Torkildsen, or Nicky Pockets Mavroules, or Mike Harrington, who was a rogue before it was vogue. Come to think of it, this is the way congressmen from the 6th District always go out, with a toe tag...
  • Top 5 Races to Watch in New England

    09/04/2014 5:31:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Nathan L. Gonzales
    New England hasn’t been fertile territory for Republican candidates of late, but the party has an opportunity to gain House seats in the region this November. (SNIP) Massachusetts’ 6th District. There are two races to watch in this district this fall. The first is the Sept. 9 Democratic primary between Rep. John Tierney and Iraq War veteran Seth Moulton, along with three others. (SNIP) In the general, Tierney would face Republican Richard Tisei in a rematch of their close 2012 contest. (SNIP) Maine’s 2nd District. (SNIP) Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain and former Republican state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin won competitive...
  • Pelosi dodges questions about Tierney ethics probe (pimps 'women's economic agenda')

    08/23/2013 3:13:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 8/23/13
    **SNIP** While Tierney refused to answer questions at the event, FOX 25's Sharman Sacchetti asked Pelosi about why she chose not to wait until the completion of the probe to appear alongside the Congressman. "Our timing is about the timing that works for the American people," Pelosi replied. "To create good paying jobs for them and not to worry about what's happening in Washington D.C., but to meet the needs of what is happening to people out here. Tierney has been under fire since his wife pleaded guilty in 2010 to helping file false tax returns for her brother, who...
  • Scandal-plagued Dem Tierney fends off challenge

    11/07/2012 8:25:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2012 | Elise Viebeck
    Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) narrowly beat Republican challenger Richard Tisei to claim a ninth term. The GOP hoped Tisei would pick up a seat in left-leaning Massachusetts. An openly gay Republican, Tisei had the support of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
  • The Boston Globe endorses Republican candidate Richard Tisei

    10/24/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 23, 2012
    The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that they will be endorsing Republican candidate Richard Tisei for the Massachusetts’s 6th Congressional District race against Democrat John F. Tierney who has become unpopular among members of his own party.
  • Richard Tisei leads Rep. John Tierney in poll

    10/01/2012 7:56:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 01, 2012 | Michael Levenson
    Republicans may have their best chance of winning a Massachusetts congressional seat in nearly two decades with Richard R. Tisei pulling six percentage points ahead of Representative John F. Tierney in a new Boston Globe poll. Tisei, a former state senator from Wakefield, leads Tierney, a Salem Democrat, 37 percent to 31 percent among likely voters, with 30 percent undecided. The high percentage of undecided voters reflects the electorate’s lack of knowledge of Tisei as well as Tierney’s relative unpopularity, even among members of his own party, said Andrew E. Smith, the director of the University of New Hampshire Survey...
  • UPDATED: Tierney brother-in-law lashes out at congressman after sentencing

    06/29/2012 12:13:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 6/29/12 | Julie Manganis
    SALEM (MA)— Moments after learning he’ll spend the next three years in prison, Daniel Eremian unloaded on his brother-in-law, Congressman John Tierney, calling the Salem Democrat “the biggest liar in the world.” “He knew everything that was going on,” said Eremian, 62, the former owner of Brodie’s Pub in Peabody who now lives in Boca Raton, Fla. “He sat in the boxes with bookies at Fenway Park.” He called Tierney’s claims to the contrary “hogwash.” Tierney, through his spokeswoman, Kathryn Prael, denied Eremian’s claims in a statement earlier tonight. “Today, clearly bitter at having lost his case and harboring old...
  • Rep. Tierney’s Brother-In-Law Convicted Of Racketeering

    12/05/2011 11:04:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | 12/5/11 | CBS4Boston
    BOSTON (AP) — A brother-in-law of Massachusetts U.S. Rep. John Tierney has been found guilty of racketeering in a federal court trial. Daniel Eremian was accused of helping operate an illegal offshore gambling operation. The jury that convicted him and a co-defendant of racketeering Monday acquitted them of some related charges they faced. Patrice Tierney, the congressman’s wife, testified during the trial that she and her husband didn’t know that another brother, Robert Eremian, allegedly was running the illegal online gambling operation in Antigua. She said she believed he was a software consultant. She pleaded guilty last year to aiding...
  • Congressman’s wife defiant on the stand in gambling trial

    11/21/2011 10:52:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/21/11 | Laurel Sweet
    A tense, argumentative Patrice Tierney testified under oath today that she still believes her fugitive brother Robert Eremian is a legitimate, albeit highly paid, software consultant in Antigua — and not the kingpin behind a multimillion dollar gambling empire that prosecutors claim. He’s very good with software,” the 60-yer-old wife of U.S. Rep. John F. Tierney told the jury in the federal racketeering and money laundering trial of her other brother, former Florida restauranteur Daniel Eremian, 61. Congressman Tierney, a Salem Democrat, did not accompany his wife of 14 years to U.S. District Court in Boston. Patrice Tierney, a wedding...
  • Lawmakers write letter to Obama on Afghanistan withdrawal (RINOs and Dems urge withdrawal)

    05/10/2011 1:52:30 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    A bipartisan group of eight House members has penned a letter to President Obama urging a speedy withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in the wake of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spearheaded the letter, which is also signed by three other Republicans and three other Democrats: Reps. John Garamendi (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Rush Holt (D-N.J.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), John Tierney (D-Mass.) and John Duncan (R-Tenn.). ..."we urge you to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan that are not crucial to the immediate national security objective of combating al Qaeda."
  • Congressman Tierney's wife gets 30 days in jail for tax fraud

    01/13/2011 12:38:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stephanie Ebbert
    A federal judge today sentenced Patrice Tierney, the wife of Democratic US Representative John F. Tierney, to 30 days in jail for aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns. "There must be an actual sanction," US District Judge William G. Young said in imposing the sentence, noting the importance of protecting the tax system, which depends on citizens' voluntary compliance. Patrice Tierney must begin serving her sentence on Feb. 28.
  • Hudak sues Tierney over ads in final week of campaign(MA-6)

    10/25/2010 10:53:52 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 7 replies ^ | 10/25/10 | Thor Jourgensen
    With Election Day a week away, William Hudak has filed a Superior Court suit claiming U.S. Rep. John Tierney's reelection campaign made “false and defamatory” statements in political advertisements about the Boxford Republican's issues positions.
  • John Tierney’s wife out of Deval shindig

    10/12/2010 5:15:31 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/12/10 | Laurel Sweet, Richard Weir, and Howie Carr
    In an apparent move to distance Deval Patrick from U.S. Rep. John Tierney’s family troubles, the congressman’s newly convicted wife was removed yesterday as co-chair of a deep-pockets fund-raiser North Shore Democrats are holding in the governor’s honor Oct. 19. At a function in Waltham last night, Patrick dodged questions from the Herald as to whether he pressured Patrice Tierney to back out or if the Democratic Party now thinks of her as a liability. “I think it’s her decision and a totally understandable one,” Patrick said. “I don’t know the whole story, but it sounds like a very, very...
  • Tierney adamant: 'It was her family's stuff'

    10/11/2010 11:42:24 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 57 replies
    Gloucester Times ^ | Oct 9, 2010 | Matthew K. Roy
    "His campaign under siege after his wife's admission this week to falsifying federal tax returns, Congressman John Tierney said Friday he knew very little about her management of a bank account full of illegal gambling profits. "I couldn't tell you if there was $5 going through there or $500. It was her family's stuff," he said." "The kids, all teenagers, were a "handful." Their mother was also away in Florida receiving treatment for health issues. Besides Patrice, a young au pair was there for the kids. "She was part of the problem," Tierney said of the au pair. "She wasn't...
  • Mother-in-law’s donations to Tierney(MA-6th) now face scrutiny

    10/08/2010 5:20:11 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/8/10 | Shelley Murphy and Matt Viser
    US Representative John F. Tierney’s elderly mother-in-law donated $4,800 to his campaign account at the same time that she was receiving money from a bank account that was allegedly funded with illegal gambling money her son made from an offshore sports betting operation.
  • Congressman Tierney's Wife to Plead Guilty to Tax Charges

    10/05/2010 6:45:44 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 83 replies ^ | Oct 5, 2010 | Shelley Murphy and Matt Viser
    The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty tomorrow to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits he raked in from an offshore sports betting operation based in Antigua. Federal prosecutors filed documents that were unsealed today in US District Court in Boston charging Patrice Tierney, 59, who is married to the Salem Democrat, with four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother, Robert Eremian, of St. John's Antigua
  • Makin' It In Massachusetts

    10/06/2010 9:02:26 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 1 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-06-10 | Stoutcat
    "The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty today to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits raked in from an offshore sports betting operation in Antigua." Of course Big Brother’s not really mad at Mrs. Tierney for dabbling in illegal offshore gambling… They’re just pissed it’s being done where they can’t get their cut... ...In other Massachusetts news, perhaps you thought the Beer Summit of 2009 and all its attendant brouhaha had finally faded out of public consciousness. [Cambridge]...
  • Congressman Tierney's wife to plead guilty to tax charges

    10/06/2010 7:22:46 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 18 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 10/5/2010 | Shelley Murphy and Matt Viser
    The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty tomorrow to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits he raked in from an offshore sports betting operation in Antigua. Patrice Tierney, 59, who is married to the Salem Democrat, is charged with four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother, Robert Eremian, of St. John’s, Antigua.
  • Wife of Rep. John F. Tierney, D-Mass., to plead guilty in tax evasion scheme

    10/05/2010 8:28:13 PM PDT · by BAW · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-05-2010 | Mark Hemingway
    The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty tomorrow to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits he raked in from an offshore sports betting operation in Antigua. Patrice Tierney, 59, who is married to the Salem Democrat, is charged with four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother, Robert Eremian, of St. John’s, Antigua. The US Attorney’s office said she is scheduled to plead guilty tomorrow afternoon. Tierney insists his wife is...
  • Tierney and the Teamsters? God Help Us

    09/23/2010 7:16:31 AM PDT · by grace522 · 4 replies
    Freindly Fire Zone ^ | 23 Sep 2010 | Chris Freind
    Webster’s defines greed as “a selfish and excessive desire for more of something than is needed.” But there should be another entry: Teamsters Local 628. You see, these are the guys who destroyed months of work by those trying to resurrect the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News papers. The Teamsters were the ONLY union out of 16 who chose not to negotiate in good faith (READ: common sense) with the papers’ prospective new owners. In doing so, they have jeopardized thousands of jobs. The deal is off, and the papers are going back on the auction block. Worse still, former...
  • Two Congressmen, Both Democrats, Ask Obama to Dismiss His NOAA Administrator

    07/09/2010 10:11:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 9, 2010 | Susan Jones
    ( - Reps. Barney Frank and John Tierney, both Massachusetts Democrats, say Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has shown hostility to the concerns of fishermen and should step down. Among other problems, a recent inspector-general’s report found problems with the way NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement spent money raised through fines and penalties on fishermen. Frank and Tierney – both of whom represent port cities in Massachusetts -- say tensions between Lubchenco and the fishing community have been building for months and show no sign of abating. They place the blame squarely on Lubchenco,...
  • Daring to Discuss Women in Science

    06/08/2010 5:53:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies · 141+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2010 | John Tierney
    The House of Representatives has passed what I like to think of as Larry’s Law. The official title of this legislation is “Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering,” but nothing did more to empower its advocates than the controversy over a speech by Lawrence H. Summers when he was president of Harvard. This proposed law, if passed by the Senate, would require the White House science adviser to oversee regular “workshops to enhance gender equity.” At the workshops, to be attended by researchers who receive federal money and by the heads of science and engineering departments...
  • Fishery Enforcement Head Grilled At Hearing ( Massachusetts )

    03/03/2010 6:23:30 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 485+ views
    WBZ ^ | Mar 2, 2010
    An inspector general's report ripped NOAA for unfairly targeting the northeast fishermen. "I don't know if you know, it but we are in panic mode," said one local fisherman. An industry in peril. Fisherman told one of the highest ranking members of NOAA who is in charge of fishing regulations that the rules are killing them. "You're going to see a lot of guys go by the wayside," said a Gloucester fisherman. "It's a shame because we put a lot of sacrifice into this, so to see it all go away is going to be a shame." Dr. Jane Lubchenco...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • How Somali Pirates Could Take Obama Hostage

    06/09/2009 7:37:21 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 789+ views
    UNC ^ | 6-9-09 | Col. James L. Abrahamson, USA (ret.), Ph.D.
    In “How Somali Pirates Could Take Obama Hostage,” [editorial below] Professor Dominic Tierney advises President Barack Obama how to respond should terrorists make hostages of Americans sent abroad in service of the nation or serving on board merchant ships flying the flag of the United States. Americans, Mr. Tierney claims, care too deeply about the capture of a fellow citizen. Out of what he describes as profound idealism, they quickly make a hero out of a captive, and their moral outrage prompts them to demand freedom for the captive and punishment of the captors. Because a captive’s continued detention seems...
  • Public Policy That Makes Test Subjects of Us All

    04/06/2009 6:03:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 607+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2009 | John Tierney
    Suppose you wanted to test the effects of halving the amount of salt in people’s diets. If you were an academic researcher, you’d have to persuade your institutional review board that you had considered the risks and obtained informed consent from the participants. You might, for instance, take note of a recent clinical trial in which heart patients put on a restricted-sodium diet fared worse than those on a normal diet. In light of new research suggesting that eating salt improves mood and combats depression, you might be alert for psychological effects of the new diet. You might worry that...
  • Homeland Security plans for violence on U.S. border

    03/14/2009 8:58:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 3,895+ views ^ | Mar. 13, 2009 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and SUZANNE GAMBOA
    WASHINGTON — Tighter gun control and stronger law enforcement in Southwestern states were recommended Thursday by lawmakers concerned about drug violence in Mexico possibly spilling across the border. --snip-- "The United States and Mexico border violence can only be solved if we look at all parts of the equation," Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., said Thursday during a House subcommittee considering changes to U.S. gun laws. "Let’s examine our gun laws, let’s cut down on U.S. drug consumption, let’s ask there to be more resources to root out drug-money laundering," he said...
  • Government Bailout For The Philadelphia 'Inquirer'?

    01/27/2009 8:56:18 AM PST · by grace522 · 21 replies · 1,608+ views
    The Philadelphia Bulletin ^ | 27 Jan 2009 | Chris Friend
    It is no secret the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News have severe financial difficulties. The parent company of both newspapers, Philadelphia Media Holdings, has missed its debt payments since June, and according to Bloomberg News, the company is in “technical default” on its loans. The papers were bought from the McClatchy Company in 2006 for $562 million. There are currently no buyers, especially given the recent volatility experienced by media entities nationwide. Making the situation even more precarious is that, even if there were a prospective buyer, obtaining financing in these market conditions is difficult, if not impossible. The Tribune...
  • NY Times: Global Warming Claims Bogus

    01/01/2008 5:39:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies · 277+ views ^ | January 1, 2008 | Newsmax Staff
    NY Times: Global Warming Claims Bogus Tuesday, January 1, 2008 4:38 PM By: Newsmax Staff Critics are calling it clear evidence that the climate of opinion on alleged global warming is shifting in favor of skeptics, especially since it comes from the New York Times, until now a fervent acolyte of climate change guru Al Gore and his doctrine of ongoing and disastrous climate change. In his Times column for the first day of the new year, "In 2008, a 100 Percent Chance of Alarm," columnist John Tierney took a close look at the global warming debate and found that...
  • Ex-Va. ACLU Head Sentenced For Child Porn

    09/08/2007 8:10:19 AM PDT · by DTogo · 52 replies · 1,375+ views
    CBS News ^ | Sept. 8, 2007 | AP
    (AP) A man who for 12 years served as president of the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union was sentenced to seven years in prison for downloading what authorities said was some of the "most abhorrent" child pornography they have ever seen. The prison term for Charles Rust-Tierney, 52, of Arlington, is one year less than the minimum sentence suggested under federal sentencing guidelines, and more than the five-year term defense attorneys wanted. Rust-Tierney said depression and "plummeting self-esteem" led him astray.
  • Virginia's Ex-ACLU Chief Gets 7 Years for Child Porn

    09/08/2007 11:36:08 PM PDT · by TheMole · 40 replies · 1,150+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, September 7, 2007; 3:14 PM | By Bill Brubaker
    A former Arlington County youth sports coach and civil rights lawyer who once headed Virginia's American Civil Liberties Union chapter was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison for buying child pornography that prosecutors labeled sadistic and masochistic. Charles Rust-Tierney, 51, pleaded guilty in June to downloading hundreds of pornographic images of children as young as 4. Authorities said Rust-Tierney used a computer in his 11-year-old son's bedroom to view the files, which included a six-minute video that depicted sexual torture of children, set to a song by the rock band Nine Inch Nails.
  • Ex-ACLU Chief Gets Seven Years For Child Porn

    09/07/2007 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 27 replies · 596+ views
    Washington Post via Stop The ACLU Blog ^ | 7 Sep 07 | Bill Brubaker, Washington Post
    I agree with the judge, this was the most abhorrent kind! A former Arlington County youth sports coach and civil rights lawyer who once headed Virginia’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison for buying child pornography that prosecutors labeled sadistic and masochistic. Charles Rust-Tierney, 51, pleaded guilty in June to downloading hundreds of pornographic images of children as young as 4. Authorities said Rust-Tierney used a computer in his 11-year-old son’s bedroom to view the files, which included a six-minute video that depicted sexual torture of children, set to a song by...
  • Former ACLU chief admits guilt. Sentenced to 8 years for having 'graphic and violent' child porn

    06/02/2007 2:35:21 AM PDT · by · 67 replies · 2,001+ views
    ABC News 7 ^ | June 1, 2007 | Leon Harris Maureen Bunyan Emily Schmidt
    A former president of the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union pleaded guilty Friday to federal child pornography charges. 51-year-old Charles Rust-Tierney entered his plea to one count of receipt of child pornography in US District Court in Alexandria. He had been indicted last month on one count each of receipt and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say from March 2005 until October 2006, Rust-Tierney bought at least five subscriptions to child pornography Web sites and downloaded other illegal materials offered at additional cost. Rust-Tierney, who also coached Little League baseball in Arlington, has been in jail since...
  • Former ACLU president in Va. to plead guilty in child porn case

    05/23/2007 7:00:11 PM PDT · by Baladas · 40 replies · 1,281+ views
    WDBJ7-Roanoke ^ | May 23, 2007 | Associated Press staff
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Court records show a former president of the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from child pornography possession case. A judge in Alexandria today scheduled a plea agreement hearing for 51-year-old Charles Rust-Tierney of Arlington. It was not clear what charges would be included in the plea agreement. A grand jury indicted Rust-Tierney earlier this month on one count each of receipt and possession of child pornography. According to federal sentencing guidelines, a conviction at trial on both counts could have resulted in a prison sentence...
  • Los Gatos California man alleged to have 750,000 child porn photos

    04/04/2007 3:53:16 PM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 36 replies · 2,191+ views
    Merucry News ^ | 04/04/2007 | Leslie Griffy
    Los Gatos man alleged to have 750,000 child porn photos A Los Gatos man faces 10 years in prison in what law enforcement officials are calling the largest child pornography bust in the Bay Area - more than 750,000 sexual photos of boys found tucked in in ammunition boxes and then buried in the man's backyard. Michael F. Palmer, 53, covered his buried stash of explicit photos with plywood and plants in the Santa Cruz side of unincorporated Los Gatos, deputies said. Most of the photographs, Sgt. Robin Mitchell said, came from overseas. But, officers also seized non-pornographic, homemade films...
  • ACLU's Charles Rust-Tierney: Case Simply Bizarre [ACLU frmr VA head arrested in child porn case]

    03/26/2007 4:19:25 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 35 replies · 1,478+ views
    Riehl's World View ^ | MArch 9, 2007 | Riehl
    ACLU's Charles Rust-Tierney: Case Simply Bizarre In what amounts to the first two half-real news story on the Charles Rust-Tierney case by the Washington Post and and WDBJ, the story may be even more unsettling to some. Two dozen people, including a neighbor and his former wife, Diann Rust-Tierney spoke on his behalf, both saying they'd trust him with their kids tomorrow, yet Charles Rust-Tierney was apparently downloading images and video of the sexual torture of infants and toddlers in his ten year old son's bedroom during the night. Prosecutors say Charles Rust-Tierney, a former president of the Virginia ACLU,...
  • Mainstream Media Refuses To Report on ACLU Official Caught With Kiddie Porn

    03/11/2007 10:05:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,251+ views
    News By Us ^ | Mar 10, 07 | Dave Gibson
    "Somewhere along the line, many Americans relegated the media to a notch on the morality scale only slightly above that of child molesters." ... On February 23, former president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU Charles Rust-Tierney was arrested at his home in Arlinton, Va. and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography... Despite the news worthiness of this story, the mainstream press has failed to cover it. Rust-Tierney owned numerous computer discs filled with images of young girls being victimized. The investigation report described prepubescent girls "seen and heard crying" and many "bound by rope." There were even...
  • News is whatever biased media reports

    03/08/2007 2:25:22 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 719+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 4, 2007 | Bill O’Reilly
    In the summer of 2003, Operation Predator was launched by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency. The investigation has targeted individuals who make and consume child pornography worldwide. Because much of this stuff is manufactured overseas and shipped to America, ICE agents took the lead in tracking down the bad guys in the United States. According to ICE agents, one of those who used a credit card to purchase child porn is attorney Charles Rust-Tierney, the former president of the American Civil Liberties Union in Virginia. Tierney was arrested and charged on Feb. 23. Tierney apparently told the feds...
  • Media Continues To Ignore Charles Rust-Tierney Story

    03/07/2007 4:32:53 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,474+ views
    News Busters ^ | March 3, 2007 | Dan Riehl
    Don't bother looking for it via Google News. There hasn't been a single major story published on him since Charles Rust-Tierney appeared in Court. A local source sent me this, which Google either didn't capture, or hasn't spidered, yet. Previous coverage here and here. Alexandria, Va. (WUSA) -- A public defender from Arlington now finds that he is the accused. Fifty-one year old Charles Rust-Tierney appeared in United States District Court in Alexandria Wednesday. He’s accused of receiving and possessing child pornography, and investigators outlined what they say they found after searching his home. They say Rust-Tierney had video showing,...
  • Exposing the Associated Press

    03/07/2007 1:08:46 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 11 replies · 780+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Mar 7, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    The New York Times gets its fair share of criticism. So does CNN. So do the major broadcast networks. The Washington Post and L.A. Times have their own detractors. In fact, these days, nearly everyone recognizes press bias, incompetence and arrogance when they see it in the major media.Yet, it is my considered opinion that one news agency gets off nearly scot-free from criticism despite being the worst purveyor of political propaganda and distortion. I refer to the largest news-gathering organization in the world – the Associated Press. For the life of me, I don't understand why there haven't been...
  • Acting Responsibly ? ( ACLU and child pornography )

    03/02/2007 1:17:52 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 693+ views
    Daily News-Record ^ | March 2, 2007
    In what may or may not be surprising to opponents of the ACLU, the former president of the Virginia ACLU chapter has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography. The complaint states that Charles Rust-Tierney "has subscribed to multiple child pornography web sites over a period of years." Rather violent and brutal Web sites if the complaint is true. It also alleges Rust-Tierney admitted to the lawbreaking. Ironically, the former coach of various youth athletic teams argued in the past against restricting Internet access in public libraries in Virginia. He wrote, "Recognizing that individuals will continue to behave responsibly and...
  • ACLU ex-president charged in child-porn case

    02/24/2007 6:21:55 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 42 replies · 1,639+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | February 24, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Federal authorities yesterday charged the former president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, who serves as a leader of youth sports organizations in the state, with receiving and possessing child pornography. Charles Rust-Tierney, 51, of Arlington, was named in a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria and was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Arlington County police... Mr. Rust-Tierney, a former public defender in the District, was identified in court documents as having coached various youth sport teams in and around Arlington County... ICE officials had no comment on...
  • O'Reilly: Former Virginia ACLU President busted by I.C.E. for possession of violent child porn (Upd

    02/23/2007 5:21:18 PM PST · by DTogo · 191 replies · 13,006+ views
    FoxNews Channel ^ | Feb 23, 2007 | DTogo
    <p>BREAKING: O'Reilly had Catherine Heridge (sp?) on describing the case.</p> <p>ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A youth sports coach in Arlington County who is also a past president of Virginia's American Civil Liberties Union chapter was arrested Friday and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography.</p>
  • Tapes reveal WMD plans by Saddam (Rowan Scarborough)

    03/12/2006 10:29:27 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 109 replies · 6,082+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-13-06 | Rowan Scarborough
    Tapes reveal WMD plans by Saddam By Rowan Scarborough THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published March 13, 2006 Audiotapes of Saddam Hussein and his aides underscore the Bush administration's argument that Baghdad was determined to rebuild its arsenal of weapons of mass destruction once the international community had tired of inspections and left the Iraqi dictator alone.     In addition to the captured tapes, U.S. officials are analyzing thousands of pages of newly translated Iraqi documents that tell of Saddam seeking uranium from Africa in the mid-1990s.     The documents also speak of burying prohibited missiles, according to a government official familiar with the...
  • Tierney cites God's help directing him to WMD locations

    02/23/2006 3:22:14 PM PST · by rjp2005 · 14 replies · 833+ views
    "William Tierney, the former United Nations weapons inspector who unveiled the so-called "Saddam Tapes" at a conference in Arlington, Virginia, Saturday, told National Review Online that God directed him to weapons sites in Iraq and that his belief in the importance of one particular site was strengthened when a friend told him that she had a vision of the site in a dream."
  • 'Bush Was Right'(Saddam's WMD)

    02/21/2006 5:38:24 PM PST · by kellynla · 154 replies · 4,792+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/21/2006 | staff
    WMD: The quote above is that of a former UNSCOM member after translating and reviewing 12 hours of taped conversations between Saddam Hussein and his aides. So what's on the covers of Time and Newsweek? Funny thing about dictators and tyrants: Very often they are meticulous record keepers. The fall of the Third Reich, the Soviet Union and Saddam Hussein's Iraq all produced treasure troves of information. In Iraq's case, there were so many documents and records that even now only a small fraction have been translated and analyzed. Among them are 12 hours of conversations from the early 1990s...
  • LIVE THREAD: CSPAN 2 - The Saddam Tapes and WMD translations NOW (12:20pm PST)

    02/21/2006 12:23:22 PM PST · by cgk · 76 replies · 3,878+ views
    CSPAN 2 | 2-21-06
    Posterboard is up on screen showing translations of what Saddam and Tariq Aziz said on the tapes released this weekend at the Intelligence Summit. It sounds like former UN inspector Tierney is the one reading the translations.
  • Bill Tierney on Fox & Friends to review Iraqi Nuclear Plasma Program(Saddam Tapes)

    02/19/2006 2:54:35 PM PST · by Alex Marko · 18 replies · 909+ views
    Bill Tierney will appear on Fox & Friends Monday Feb. 20 at 7:15 am with taped recordings of Saddam convesations along with english text related to Iraq's Nuclear Plasma Program linked to their Atomic programs. In a clear confession, Saddam along with 2 previously unknown scientist's discuss Iraq's ongoing Plasma Program.
  • Saddam Translator: ABC Re-interpreted Tapes

    02/17/2006 10:45:00 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 123 replies · 4,280+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/17/06
    The FBI translator who supplied the 12-hours of Saddam Hussein audiotapes excerpted by ABC's "Nightline" Wednesday night now says the network discarded his translations and went with a less threatening version of the Iraqi dictator's comments. "What you heard on ABC News was their translation," former U.N. weapons inspector Bill Tierney told ABC Radio's Sean Hannity on Thursday. "They came up with something different on a key element regarding terrorism in the United States," Tierney insisted. In the "Nightline" version of a 1996 recording, Saddam predicts that Washington, D.C. would be hit by terrorists. But he adds that Iraq would...
  • Fifth Columnist (New York Times' libertarian columnist John Tierney)

    09/15/2005 12:49:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 981+ views
    Reason ^ | September 14, 2005 | Julian Sanchez
    New York Times columnist John Tierney brings libertarian ideas to America's big-government bible. A Reason interview Earlier this year, libertarians greeted with enthusiasm the news that The New York Times' John Tierney had been tapped to succeed William Safire as a voice from the right on the country's most influential liberal op-ed page. A firm libertarian himself, Tierney had broken The New York Times Magazine's hate mail record with an article on compulsory recycling, infuriated fellow train lovers with a feature piece titled "Amtrak Must Die," and riffed on Robert Nozick and the immorality of rent control in his eclectic...