May 29, 2001
Although we have lost our majority in the Senate, I do believe Sen. Jeffords' departure can have a positive impact on how our party responds to members who occasionally dissent from party orthodoxy. . . . Perhaps [we] will learn to respect honorable differences among us, learn to disagree without resorting to personal threats, and recognize that we are a party large enough to accommodate something short of strict unanimity on the issues of the day. Tolerance of dissent is the hallmark of a mature party, and it is well past time for the Republican Party to grow up. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.
November 8, 2004
TO PHILADELPHIA Democrats from a two-time Bush voter and fellow Philadelphian: The majority of Americans do not think like you. WE, on the other hand, loathe the Hollywood and cultural radicalism that gets forced on us by the media on a daily basis. WE believe that the producers, the well-educated and the ambitious among us deserve to be haves and the antithesis deserve to be have-nots. WE understand that big business is the catalyst for capitalism, and that the economic boom of the '90s was due to more than a decade of Reaganomics (NOT Bill Clinton)
August 10, 2004
THE ASSOCIATED Press wrote the story about the swift-boat veterans and their ad but your headline had the wrong slant. It was not a "Bush ad. " It was paid for by a separate group. You would not think of calling a moveon.org ad a Kerry ad. You dare to say the president misled the country, but you do not even attempt to tell anything near the truth in this case. It is also my understanding that this ad was put together by the agency John McCain used in his presidential campaign.
November 6, 2006
I AM SO TIRED of these Bible-thumpers trying to turn everything around. John Kerry is a veteran, so why would he say that the soldiers in Iraq are stupid? What about what Rick Santorum said about gays and women? And to ask John McCain anything is the worst thing that you can do because he doesn't know what to say. You need to think about who sent your sons and daughters, uncles, aunts, sisters and brothers to a war that was trumped up because of the stupid person in the White House: George W. Bush.
August 20, 2000
Sainthood. The Russian Orthodox Church canonized Nicholas II, the last czar, saying he died a martyr when executed by Bolsheviks in 1918. . . Penalized. A defunct Miami jet-repair company, SabreTech, was ordered to pay $11 million for mishandling the cargo of oxygen canisters blamed for causing the 1996 ValuJet crash. . . Men's Waistlines. University of Chicago researchers said there seemed to be a link between the quality of sleep and middle-age spread at the waist and under the chin; decreased sleep means decreased production of growth hormone, they found, which leads to flab.
March 17, 2005 |
Former slugger Jose Canseco's request for immunity from prosecution was denied yesterday, raising the possibility of players' invoking their Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer when they appear before the House Government Reform Committee today to talk about steroids. "No witnesses have been or will be granted immunity," David Marin, a spokesman for committee chairman Tom Davis, said in an e-mail to the Associated Press. But the panel's ranking Democrat, Henry Waxman, of California, said, "Not everything's been fully resolved.
November 6, 2008
WHEN the president-elect is writing his thank yous, he should include the following: Hillary Clinton for giving him months of practice. Lehman Brothers for collapsing at just the right moment. George W. Bush for being the most unpopular president since Richard Nixon. John McCain for his inability to hide his desperate feelings during the debates. (Unlike his wonderfully gracious concession speech.) Tina Fey for making a parody of Sarah Palin before Palin made a parody of herself.
June 22, 2009
RE CHRISTINE Flowers' op-ed "Abortion Distortion": As a lawyer, she knows that speech is a very powerful tool. Lawyers use speech as a way to persuade others to view situations in their favor. She must know words have consequences. Words can be used as weapons, especially when they are used to inflame the anger of hateful and vengeful unbalanced people such as the followers of Randall Terry or many of the listeners of Bill O'Reilly, or Fox News in general. The kind of people who during a John McCain rally were chanting "Kill him. Kill him," referring to Barack Obama.
August 6, 2008 |
Andy Borowitz is a humorist, author and actor In what some political insiders are calling a major victory for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama (D., Ill.) easily surpassed his GOP rival, Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) in total frequent-flier miles for the month of July. While polls show the two candidates locked in a close electoral race, Obama's impressive frequent-flier haul this month may put the contest for the most miles out of Sen. McCain's reach. "Right now, we are feeling very good about the frequent-flier miles committed to Barack Obama," said Obama strategist David Axelrod.
September 15, 2008 |
In John McCain's Philadelphia story, there is a wedding and a car crash, a downed trainer jet, and a lot of Army-Navy games. There is his first wife, Carol Shepp McCain, a former swimsuit model, English major and secretary who grew up in Lansdowne and lived in Philadelphia while she was dating McCain, who flew in on weekends. There is his mother, Roberta, who briefly lived at the Walnut Plaza hotel when he was 5. And then there are the Bookbinders, Connie and Sam. Yes, those Bookbinders, of the Seafood House restaurant fame.