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Kennedy Mocks Kerry; Daley Tells Kerry to Stop the Hatred May. 26th, 2004 @ 11:07 am
Courtesy of NewsMax

You know that Sen. John Kerry is in trouble when even his close ally Sen. Teddy Kennedy is ridiculing him.

Democrats are so furious over Kerry's waffling about whether to delay accepting the party's presidential nomination that "Kennedy privately mocked Kerry at a party fund-raising event this week for failing to consult him, pretending to take orders from the junior senator over the phone," the Boston Herald reported today.

Massachusetts' senior U.S. senator pretended to be on the phone with his protege and said, "Yes, John. Whatever you say, John," one eyewitness revealed.

One prominent Democrat lawmaker told the Herald: "People are kicking the [expletive] out of Kerry over this. I can't find anybody who thinks this is a good idea."

Daley to Kerry: Stop the Hatred

And you know Kerry is in trouble when a hard-core Democrat pol tells him to stop being so hateful and disrespectful.

Earlier in the presidential campaign, Kerry made a comment to some union employees that the Bush administration was a bunch of corrupt liars.

Oops! He's done it again.

Kerry, in what he supposedly thought was an off-the-record conversation with reporters, said after President Bush's fall from his bike last weekend, "Did the training wheels fall off?"

Five-term Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who had a similar injury years ago, jabbed Kerry for his sneering attitude toward the president.

Daley reminded his party's nominee-to-be: "When someone falls ... you should not wish ill upon anyone. It's not right. ... You just don't do that. Let's have some respect for one another."

President Bush, of course, made no ugly comments after Kerry recently suffered falls while bicycling and while snowboarding.

"To Daley, Kerry's remark symbolized a hate-filled brand of politics the mayor has long despised," the Chicago Sun-Times reported today.

Hizzoner said: "The thing I worry about in politics is all of these people hating one another: 'I hate Kerry', 'I hate Bush.' I wish the former presidents - Carter and Ford and Clinton and Bush - would all get up and tell people, 'You may support candidates, but don't hate the other candidate.'

"You see too much hate. And I'll tell you one thing - hate will turn on people. ... When hate gets in politics, it's a very, very dangerous aspect."

No word as yet on whether Democrats around the country, including the hateful members of groups such as Moveon.org, have hung their heads in shame.

Kerry's For the Rich Paying More Taxes, Just Not Him! May. 26th, 2004 @ 11:04 am
Kerry's For the Rich Paying More Taxes, Just Not Him!

According to Mrs. Heinz Kerry's tax release, she paid $587,000 to the IRS on a 2003 gross income of $5+ Million. Her camp claims that in October she will be filing another payment that will raise her total to $750,000. But even after that payment, Mrs. Heinz Kerry will only be paying 14.6% of her gross income.

Mr. Kerry paid $90.575 of his 2003 gross income of $395,338, which is 23%.

Together the Kerry's paid a meager 15.3% of their total gross income of $5,510,000.

Just for shits and giggles, lets look at what the Bush's paid. The Bush's paid $227,000 in federal taxes on a gross 2003 income of $822,126, that's 28%.

Now, I'm all for giving the IRS the least amount of money you can, but I'm also not the one that thinks we pay too little in taxes, Kerry does. A word comes to mind...it starts with an 'H'...I can't quite think of it...can anyone help me out here?

Kerry Boasted to Vietnam Crewmates: I'll Be President May. 26th, 2004 @ 11:02 am
Courtesy of NewsMax

One of Sen. John Kerry's Vietnam Swift Boat mates said this week that the Massachusetts Democrat boasted during the war that one day he'd be president.

When his crewmates would get together and discuss their futures, Kerry Swift Boat mate Larry Thurlow recalled on Monday, "He would look people in the eye [and say], 'I'm gonna be the president of the United States.'"

Thurlow offered the revelation to radio host Sean Hannity, who pressed him on the circumstances of the Kerry boast.

"He said that to a very good friend of mine in the ward room who repeated it directly to me," Thurlow recalled. "And I know for a fact that it's true. He had said this to other people as well."

Thurlow is one of 11 of Kerry's crewmates who have complained that his campaign is using a photo of them implying they support his presidential bid, when six members of the group have publicly condemned Kerry as unfit to be commander in chief.

Calling themselves Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the group issued an open letter last week calling on Kerry to stop the unauthorized use of their image in national campaign advertising.

May. 10th, 2004 @ 04:39 pm
Abortion?:Against late-term abortion when the mother's life is not in danger.
Death Penalty?:Support...strongly. Better to get rid of the worst in society, rather than having to support them.
Prostitution?:Legalize, but regulate.
Alcohol?:Stay the same.
Marijuana?:Keep illegal, except in medical cases.
Other drugs?:Keep illegal, except in medical cases.
Gay marriage?:Have no problem with, but do not think it should be publicized.
Illegal immigrants?:They're called illegal for a reason.
Smoking?:De-regulate. Smokers spend too much time blaming others for something that depends on their own free will.
Drunk driving?:Keep illegal. Need to enforce the laws better. Mandatory revocation of license after second offense.
Cloning?:Support organ cloning, but not species cloning.
Racism?:Never understood it. We need to understand that there is also reverse-racism...the term doesn't make sense, but you know what I mean.
Premarital sex?:Okay with it.
Religion?:Don't like organized religion, but to each, his own.
The war in Iraq?:Totally support it.
Bush?:Has done good things and bad things, but has still been a good President.
Downloading music?:No problem with it.
The legal drinking age?:21
Porn?:Stay the same.
Suicide?:If you want to kill yourself, that's your choice.

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John Kerry's Endorsements...Pretty Sad. Apr. 21st, 2004 @ 12:30 pm
Just a little news on friend of Kerry, Michael Moore. Moore said,

"The majority of Americans supported this war ... and, sadly, that majority must now sacrifice their children until enough blood has been let that maybe -- just maybe -- God and the Iraqi people will forgive us."

Now this is a man who truly hates America. He believes that there is some definite amount of blood that must be shed on the battlefield by Americans before we can be forgiven for what has happened in Iraq; before America can be forgiven for shutting down Saddam's rape rooms, his torture chambers and his political prisons. More American blood has to flow before Iraqis will forgive America for ridding them of Saddam Hussein and working to create a democratically elected government that will guarantee basic rights and economic liberty for all. He talks of the Iraqi insurgents, the Saddam loyalists, the terrorists who traveled to Iraq to kill Americans, the Islamic fanatics who want to remove any vestige of freedom and liberty from the Iraqi lifestyle ... he talks about these Islamic terrorist monsters as if they are comparable to the American Minutemen, and says that they will win. In fact, Michael Moore wants them to win. This is a man who celebrates every attack on American positions in Iraq. This is a man who celebrates the deaths of American soldiers. And ... this is a man who campaigns with John Kerry.

Here's something that is a little interesting.

I frequently look at the stories that are passed around on liberal blog sites. It looks like at a recent Black Eyed Peas concert, the group endorsed Sen. John Kerry for President.

The Peas are the same group that has lyrics that group the "Bloods" and the "Crips", the "KKK", and the "CIA", together with terrorists. The lyrics go as such,

"Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK"

It's not all that surprising that this band is supporting someone such as Kerry.

Here's a few international leaders and such, that endorse Kerry.

First, we have Spanish socialist Prime Minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, who said, “I want Kerry to win…We’re aligning ourselves with Kerry. Our alliance will be for peace, against war, no more deaths for oil.” Zapatero has recently begun withdrawing Spanish troops who had been serving alongside U.S. forces in Iraq. Like Kerry, who 30 years ago argued that it is better to withdraw than to combat the Communist threat in Vietnam, Zapatero prefers to withdraw from combating the threat of terrorism spawned in Iraq. Both men have viewed retreat in the face of evil as virtuous.

Next, we have there’s the world’s most die-hard Stalinist, North Korean Communist dictator Kim Jong Il, whom European newspapers reported to prefer Kerry over President Bush. “Rather than dealing with President George W. Bush and hawkish officials in his administration, Pyongyang seems to hope victory for the Democratic candidate on November 2 would lead to a softening in U.S. policy towards the country’s nuclear-weapons program,” according to London’s Financial Times, which also reported Kerry being broadcast in “glowing” terms on Korea’s state-operated radio.

And last, we have avowed anti-Semitic former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, who endorsed Kerry’s presidential bid, proclaiming, “I think Kerry would be much more willing to listen to the voices of people and of the rest of the world.” Mohamed last year urged fellow Muslim leaders to achieve a “final victory” over Jews who he said, “rule the world by proxy.” One wonders how this stance squares with Kerry’s recent revelation that he is of Jewish heritage.

Of course, these are not the leaders Kerry was talking about, because we know those leaders wouldn't want to reveal themselves publicly for fear of retribution from the current administration, or so Kerry says.

Kerry has been smart enough to reject "any association with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, an avowed anti-Semite whose views are totally deplorable,” said Kerry foreign policy adviser Rand Beers.

But still these endorsements do say something about what these people believe Kerry stands for. And, it begs the question, is this the type of man you want running our country?
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» John Kerry Spending Proposals
John Kerry Has Already Promised To Spend
Of Your Hard Earned Money!

Campaign Proposals: Estimate, $1,699,282,000,000

Near-Universal Health Care Coverage, $895 Billion
Real Deal For Education, $200 Billion
Mandatory Funding For Veterans Health Care, $164.66 Billion
Fully Fund Head Start, $57.46 Billion
Aid To States, $50 Billion
College Opportunity Tax Credits, $50 Billion
Temporarily Increase Number Of Active-Duty Troops By 40,000, $48 Billion
Tax Breaks For Small Businesses, Manufacturing Companies And Workers, And Technology Firms, $40 Billion
National Service Plan, $35 Billion
Allow Full Concurrent Receipt To Disabled Veterans, $24.844 Billion
Increase Spending For Homeland Security, $20 Billion
Create An Energy Trust, $20 Billion
Extend Unemployment Benefits, $17.538 Billion
Build High-Speed Rail, $16.86 Billion
Increase Federal Pell Grant Funding, $16 Billion
Increase Funding For Child Development Block Grant, $11 Billion
Give Funding To Auto Industry For Energy-Efficient Vehicles, $10 Billion
Double Funding For GEAR UP, $2.98 Billion
Extend Amount Of Time Military Families Can Stay In Housing After Family Member Killed-In- Action, Make Family Separation Allowance Permanent, Increase Death Gratuity, $1.5 Billion
Increase Funding For Superfund, $1.38 Billion
Ensure Conservation Reserve Program Has Adequate Funding, $774 Million
Pass The American Dream Act, $726 Million
Expand Family And Medical Leave Act, $400 Million
Extend Hate Crimes Legislation, $110 Million
Enact Employment Non-Discrimination Act, $22 Million
Increase Minimum Wage, $16 Million
Ensure Equal Pay For Women, $12 Million
» An Open Letter to John Kerry
By Larry Purdy
FrontPageMagazine.com | March 26, 2004

Benedict Arnold was a war hero, wounded in battle---before he turned against his country. Hitler was likewise a decorated and wounded veteran of the First World War. Being a war hero is not a lifetime . . . exempt[ion] . . . from responsibility for what you do thereafter. -- Thomas Sowell. [1]

Not that long ago you wrote a letter to President Bush in which you accused him of reopening the wounds of the Vietnam war for “personal political gain.” Putting aside the stunning hypocrisy of your claim in view of your own nonstop references to your service in that conflict, culminating in your most recent campaign advertisement, please allow me to respond.

As a former naval officer who also served in Vietnam, I had thought that tragic war was behind us. I assumed you, too, had put Vietnam behind us. But it has been you---not the President---who has made Vietnam an issue. Speaking personally, I feel you have every right to do so.

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Yet more evidence today that the standard-bearer for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination has absolutely no political soul, and just makes things up as he goes along. Today's installment? The war in Iraq. Now, you know that Kerry has been both for the war, against the war, for it again, sort of against it and then for it again. What you may not know is just how ready he was a few years ago to do just what he criticizes President Bush of doing.

Speaking on CNN's "Crossfire" on November 12, 1997, Kerry criticized the United Nations, France and Russia for not being tougher on Iraq. Not only that ... he even pointed out that the Clinton administration didn't need UN approval to act on Iraq. "The administration is making it clear they don't even need the UN security council to sign off on a material breach...so furthermore, I think the United States has always reserved the right and will reserve the right to act in its best interests." He also went on to criticize the French for not being more helpful, and said that the issue wasn't just about weapons of mass destruction, but Iraq's breach of agreements. In other words, he said the same things then that the Bush administration has been saying all along. Holding Saddam Hussein accountable is only a good idea if there's a Democrat in the White House.

It's too bad for the Democrats that Kerry already has the nomination sewed up. They rushed the process, and now they've wound up with a lemon and no return policy. I guess they can always vote for Nader.

By the way ... a great line from the Bush camp over the weekend. sKerry, as you know, is challenging Bush to a series of monthly debates leading to the election. Bush officials said that perhaps it might be a good idea for Kerry to finish debating himself before he tries to take on the president.

-Neal Boortz
When it comes to terrorism there is clearly a difference between the way those who vote Republican and those who vote Democrat feel. We have a new Gallup poll out. The poll was taken during the first week in March. Voters were asked which issue they thought was more important in the election, economics or terrorism?

Combining all voters, 65% thought the economy was the most important issue. Only 26% said that the most important issue was terrorism. The figures are different when you consider party affiliation. Republican voters put terrorism ahead by 48 to 46%. That's bad enough ... but it's far worse for Democratic voters. Only 10% of Democrats said terrorism would be the number one issue.

Then the question was phrased differently. Gallup asked: "If you had to choose, which of the following presidential candidates would you be more likely to vote for --- a candidate who would do a good job on the economy, or a candidate who would do a good job protecting the country from terrorism?"

The economy won by 51% to 42%. For Democrats, however, the split was 72% to 25%. Republicans went for the president who would protect us from terrorism by 62 to 32%.

The differences are stark and disturbing, and it all comes down to your view of the role of government. If you feel that the primary responsibility of the federal government is national defense -- keeping our country and our people safe from foreign aggression then you are more likely to vote Republican. If, on the other hand, you feel that the primary responsibility of government is to take care of you economically .. to make sure you have a job, and to inoculate you from the harsh consequences of laziness and poor decision making .. you'll vote Democratic.

Now .. an intemperate question of my own. Which type of voter would be most likely to create a society in which you would like to live? The type of voter who seeks government immunity from poor decision making and who feels that his basic needs should be guaranteed to him by a paternalistic government; or the type of voter who seeks a government that will protect his social and economic liberty and allow him to fail or flourish based on his own hard work?

» 9/11 ads: The truth behind the outrage
I just ran across this piece of information regarding the family members upset about Bush's 9/11 ad.

"One would suppose, from reading the news, that the attacks on the ads represent the general views of the families of those killed in the Trade Center destruction. That is absurd, but the voices of those family members who think otherwise are nowhere reported.

The group that made the attack was not even identified in many news stories, and those that did give its name made no comment on its nature. CNN, for example, identified the organization, September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, simply as an "advocacy group," in one story, without ever saying what it was it advocated. This was not a difficult research task, as the organization has a website that fully identifies its aims and goals, and chronicles its activities.

What percentage of Americans would you say are extreme left-wingers? A good guess would be about four percent. September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows claims to represent some 120 families of victims of the tragedy. There were more than 3,000 such victims. Do the math.

This is the miniscule vocal minority. The silent majority is, of course, by definition, silent.

What has Peaceful Tomorrows been up to since its formation in the weeks following 9/11? They condemned the "invasion" of Afghanistan, supported Dennis Kucinich's bill to gut the Patriot Act, and sent a delegation to Iraq to meet with Tariq Assiz and participate in a peace demonstration organized by Saddam Hussein's government.

"Being kind is all the sad world needs," sang Kristina Olsen, one of the Peaceful Tomorrows members at the demonstration, under the watchful eyes of Saddam's goons, whose commitment to kindness is highly questionable.

Peaceful Tomorrows is an official project of the Tides Foundation, an umbrella organization formed in 1976 to launder money to what has grown to some 350 left-wing groups throughout the world. Among the chief financial backers of Tides is the Heinz Endowments, the foundation run by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of you-know-who. Mrs. Kerry set up a Tides franchise in Pittsburgh.

That pretty much completes the loop, doesn't it?"

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