President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said.
Hopefully, we will get to see his war records. But if he is confirmed, it could set our foreign relations back worse than what Shrill and Obomination have done so far. His irrogance is enough to turn even our best ally against us.
If true, this Christmas will be as we mostly expect. And, in later, happier (I hope) years, we shall remember:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way. . . .
Kerry. Well, that puts the star on the Christmas tree, doesn´t it? /s
They just keep regurgitating the old white men. Uuuhhhh, Jon, why the long face? But he does have nice hair. Now we can remember Terayza and her vodka soaked raisins. Oh, happy day. BTW, I did read the raisins are helpful for arthritis. I´m not kidding. hic!
Meanwhile, I am trying to get through my second Christmas without my dear spouse, who died from the effects of Agent Orange. He served honorably in Viet Nam and a total of 22 years in the USN and I STILL am waiting for the VA to decide on his claim, and reimburse me for his final expenses. I hate John Kerry.
doesn´t matter. The important decisions surrounding foreign policy promulgation reside with Valerie Jarrett. And anything jon cary tried to do on his own will be undercut by all those special envoys president zero sent to various parts of the world. This represents nothing more than a sh*tty icing applied to a filthy presidential cake.
So is Massachusetts going to go back to letting the Governor pick the replacement for Senator (since the Governor is a Democrat) or will they stay with a special election (which they implemented when Romney was Governor)?
Will Kerry now be able to dock his New Zealand built yacht at a Potomac River location? The $7 million sloop is kept in Rhode Island in order to avoid the Massachusett sales & use taxes he favors.
Will Kerry ask the WH to return the medals that he tossed over its fence to protest fictitious war atrocities?
Will Kerry be for Syrian intervention before he´s against it?
Will Senator Menendez´s illegal alien staffer be made Assistant Secretary of State for Sexual Predators Living Here Illegally? Would seem as logical as making Kerry the international representative of the US.
Boy it sure tells you alot about Bambi with the choices he makes for his "Cabinet". I can´t think of one person who I would trust to do what is best for this country. John Kerry...are you kidding me? The best he can do. And I´m sure we´ll hear John McCain telling us over and over how wonderful he is and what a great friend! Yep...I´d say that´s a great deal of what is wrong with the Congress. Republicans want to be friends and dems think the Republicans are stupid.
John F. Kerry as Secretary of State?...An insult to our nation, The Free World and the memory of the 58,272 departed souls whose names are inscribed on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
He´s nothing but a joke - it won´t take other nations but a day or two to get him figured out if they haven´t yet done so- and just like the impostor in chief, Teresa´s little boy is already a huge embarrassment to ths nation.
O great, from one liar to an even bigger one. Kerry was a traitor who viciously slandered all of us who served our country in ´Nam. And, while still on active duty, he sent himself to Paris to confer with envoys from Hanoi. He wrote his own citations, proclaiming himself a ´hero´ and idiots in the Navy, years later, went along with the lie. I guess as the left and Democrats in general see it, Kerry is an ´excellent´ representative of the current administration. He is an early-adopter of the ´blame America first´ doctrine. He is scum!
Now isn´t that just a peachy idea - John Kerry as Secretary of State? I hope the Swiftboaters (God bless them) speak out again. They are very courageous and I believe everything they´ve said regarding John Kerry and his "service" to this nation.
President Obama probably sees Kerry´s controversial and critical remarks about our military as a ´resume enhancement´. Aren´t they more or less two of a kind?
I´m sure it was the plan all along and he´ll walk through the confirmation but I wish there was a republican that would use the opportunity to take a few jabs at him.Such as " Senator, as acting sos would you consider a soldier,upon returning from a war zone, that proceeds to unilaterally meet and discuss our differences with the enemy to be doing a good thing, committing treason, or just acting like a pompous ass.
Actually -- Kerry´s ego is only surpassed by the "Won" himself -- it should make some interesting Barry/Kerry shuck and jive at the highest levels. We can be thankful that he was not chosen to be Sec. of Def. We can,however, expect the French-speaking JFK to cozy up to socialist France. Maybe he´ll ge to swim in the Seine wearing his sexy wetsuit, as long as his rice-bullet wounds aren´t showing. On a side note, I hear that Jane Fonda will be the guest of honor at the swearing-in reception and Mike Dukakis will be arriving in his personal tank.
He needs to fully open his Naval records, which he specifically DID NOT do during the 04 campaign. He is still totally unfit for command, and this position is a command position. This liar and cheat does not deserve this position, and I hope our Republican Senators demand the answers he did not disclose, and will resist. But of course, the Senate is controlled by the Dems, but isn´t there a hold possibility by any member of the Senate?
Ask him if he has any concerns about the retaking of his oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, and protect us from enemies foreign and domestic. Ask him what are some areas where a Secretary of State is expected to protect the US. Ask him who are, in his opinion, enemies of the United States. Finally, ask him if he would carry out any policy that he thought would not be in the economic or defense interest of the United States.
I´m hoping for another special election in MA where maybe Brown can sneak back in, but I read these posts that the governor picks a replacement. Which one is it? Why was there a special election after Kennedy died and not now?
This was a ´two-fer´ for the obama regime. Throw Rice´s name out knowing she was never being considered, and when Republicans objected, accuse them of continuing their ´war on women´. Then appointing the man he wanted in the first place. If McCain defends kerry and attacks those who criticize his appointment we will know for sure this was the plan and McCain was in on this scheme.
Obama´s criteria for any position in government...Who will be the most inept person I can pick to do the job. After all, that is how he got his job. The House and the Republican Senators aught to turn this down period.
At least he will not be in the Pentagon where he would certainly attempt to sabotage the Dept. of Defense. If Obama had nominated him for the Defense Secretary job, we certainly would have heard from the Swift Boat Veterans.
OBAMA and LURCH---two lifelong liars of the flaming lefty liberal party kissed on the rump by the ass-press liars every time they open their mouths of lies.See a pattern here? Like Hillary PIAPS Clinton lies about her so called "concussion"...I think ALL lefties suffer from concussions! Swift-boat that fool!
Perfect! Who better to orchestrate the destruction of the finest military in the world. Plus, he´ll be super willing to have our troops report to The Muslim Brotherhood, as they continue expanding the Islamo-Fascist invasions !
Susan Patton, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively —
A New York hedge fund manager allegedly swindles $12 million from a prominent Baltimore family. An Indiana couple is accused of bilking hundreds of customers by charging for free trials of cosmetic products. A financial manager in Texas promises 23-percent returns but absconds with $33.5 million of his investors’ money in a classic Ponzi scheme.All three cases have one thing in common: money that ended up in offshore accounts and trusts set up in tax havens around the world.
Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu´s sale process. The website, jointly controlled by News Corp and Walt Disney Co, reached out to potential buyers in March after initially contemplating a deal in which one would buy out the other. It is not clear whether that transaction is still being contemplated.
After lengthy investigations, the Pentagon has determined that three Army generals committed misconduct in separate incidents, adding to an unusually long list of senior military commanders who have been censured over the past year.On Friday, defense officials confirmed that Army Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, the commander of a strategic counterterrorism force on the Horn of Africa, was fired March 28 on charges of sexual misconduct. Two officials familiar with the case said Baker was investigated for allegedly groping a female civilian employee after he had been drinking.
The Obama administration appeared eager Thursday to downplay the North Korean military’s latest threat that it has the final authority to carry out “cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear strikes on the United States.“This is just the latest in a long line of aggressive statements,” (Snip)the recent tension between Washington and Pyongyang “does not need to get hotter.”The remarks were the first public reaction from the Obama administration since Wednesday’s claim by the North Korean military that the “moment of explosion is approaching fast” with the possibility of war breaking out “today or tomorrow.”
President Obama´s biggest gaffe yesterday when speaking of California Attorney General Kamala Harris was not in flirtatiously complimenting her as "the best-looking attorney general," but in introducing an observation from the system of beauty into a forum that was about the system of power.What´s that, you say? Irin Carmon does a great job in Salon in laying out the bounds of propriety for when it´s appropriate to talk about a woman´s looks as a general matter. But I´ve long felt we lack a solid theoretical underpinning for easily discussing these issues, and why precisely it is that
Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals. Friday, however, he managed to upset conservatives at the annual conference known as CPAC, where thousands of bewildered Republicans gathered to figure out the way forward after their party’s 2012 electoral defeat. Murray ditched his prepared remarks on “America Coming Apart” in favor of an impromptu admonition to fellow conservatives to accept the legalization of both gay marriage and abortion.
VATICAN CITY—It took Jorge Mario Bergoglio four minutes to convince fellow cardinals he was their leader. Speaking in the Paul VI grand hall of the Vatican, the Argentine cardinal warned the Catholic Church against focusing too much on matters close to home—advice that came against the backdrop of a papacy that had been consumed by infighting among Vatican officials, a dwindling flock in Europe and secular trends in the West. The 76-year-old Father Jorge, as he is known back home, said Roman Catholicism needed to shift its focus outward, to the world beyond Rome—rather than being "self-referential," he said.
When President Obama gets to Jerusalem next week, one of the signals to listen for is an indication of what country he thinks he’s in. Normally this is clear when the President — any president — goes to the capital of a foreign country. He’s in whatever country the capital is capital of. But Mr. Obama has been refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Not only that, but he has been refusing to admit that Jerusalem is even in Israel.
Approaching his first presidential trip to Israel, President Obama offered a fresh and foolish — if not feckless — assessment of the Iranian nuclear threat. "Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually deliver a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close,” the President told an Israeli television interviewer, in the process cutting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off at the knees and giving the mullahs breathing room to keep enriching uranium.
I hope I´m not too late to the fight.Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul´s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn´t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial."
An unfortunate story on CBS New York Thursday carried this headline: "Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read." It´s a shocker, but it´s also untrue. And to make things worse, the story that followed was riddled with typos. According to the New York Post, which reported the same story earlier on Thursday, "79.3 percent of city public-school grads who went to CUNY’s six two-year colleges arrived without having mastered the basics" of reading, writing, and math, and had to take non-credit remedial classes to catch up.
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to lead the American delegation at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. But his party is reportedly stuck in traffic and he is said to have arrived late at the stadium for the ceremony. [Snip] But Mr Clinton, Mr Carter and his wife Rosalynn have all traveled separately to the event. According to reports, Mr Obama and his delegation are stuck in a lines of traffic caused by tens of thousands of people making their way to the event. Mr Obama is among the foreign leaders who
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The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters: