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May 06, 2006

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Liz

Maybe someone can answer this question for me.
I believe, Rhode Island, being as small of a state as it is, has only ONE Representative in the House and that of course is Patrick Kennedy.
He'll be in rehab.
This slip up is more than likely going to be a longer stay when his over the holidays stay was, so who represents Rhode Island in the state for the next 2 to 3 months possibly

The False Dervish

That is a good question, Liz. I guess that since RI has two US Senators, it will be up to them to pull double duty until another Representative can be chosen via an emergency election ,or perhaps the Governor of RI will appoint one until Kennedy returns. It might be worth signaling the Governor of RI to ask him just for the hell of it.

Rose Graf

Didn't the Democrats bash Bush relentlessly about his DUI forty years ago? And didn't they say he was unqualified for office because of it? Doesn't it show the hypocracy of the Democrats that they don't say the same about Kennedy? And why don't the Republicans point this out?

Liz

Rose absolutely correct.
Even today, if you check various message boards on the web or go into political chatrooms the President is still called a drunk.
That info on his DUI was available all along in Maine, but the Dems waited until the Thurs before election day to bring it out.
Why don't Republicans bring it up? I guess because they always try and take the higher ground and not do personal attacks. Sometimes I wish they would remember the voices they had in Florida during the recount!!!!

Jol

Monica,
All the vitriol dumped on Patrick Kennedy by you and the other extremists on the airwaves, serves to remind me of the following definition of a fanatic: “One who having lost sight of his goals, redoubles his efforts.”
You are wasting your time on this piece of trivia because nothing good has emerged from your leaders or your philosophy. You are lost in the woods and have no where else to turn. You are on the dark side of the moon lady. You have lost your values, your direction, your humanity and your good sense—if you ever had them in the first place, which I sincerely doubt.
Your party will be out in November and will be further out in ’08, so get used to it, and try to find something worthwhile to prattle about.

Brett

Hi Monica,


Must admit I have mixed feelings about the new blogging feature.

On one hand, it's great that you want to interact with your fans and listeners; on the other, you'll be subjecting yourself to hateful attacks by the masses of unemployable, left wing losers like the previous poster, Jol, who can't stand the fact that you see the world differently than they do, but at the same time, in their deranged minds, see themselves as tolerant.

Good luck, Monica!

Jol

Brett,
I commend you sir, for that excellent example of intolerance.

Just for the record, I am not a tolerant person, nor do I pretend to be, although I appreciate diversity— even yours and Monica’s.

By the way, I believe that Monica Crowley is much tougher than your misplaced chauvinism implies.

Rita O'Brien

I am so tired of the Kennedys. First Joe, the Ambassador, Hitler lover and rum runner, then his descendants which includes Ted, the
Cowardly Swimmer and now
the next generation! Their 15 minutes of fame are over. How do these people keep on getting elected?

Jol

I am personally more offended by the real scum in that family, William Kennedy Smith, who beyond question raped that poor girl.

As far as Ted goes, I'm sure there is some Priest, Bishop or Pope,
(living or dead), out there who clutches or has clutched the truth to his breast as though it were the very heart of Jesus himself.
At least Ted has tried to make amends by taking up the cudgel of the poor and disenfranchised. (Not that there aren't others out there who could do a better job.)

Multiple illnesses, (mental and physical), disasters, and deaths can upset the moral balance of any family. Even fervent faith cannot help much there. The psychological damage has been done. The seed has been spread and much of it squandered on arid land.
No, I am not making excuses for them. I am giving a possible reason.

Liz

Let's' put politics aside.
Patrick Kennedy will never overcome his addictions unless he hits rock bottom. The success stories of those who have overcome addictions have always had a common thread, they've all hit rock bottom, and until they did, they couldn't turn their lives around.
What is his incentive for change when I heard today that less than 48 hrs after he entered rehab that the RI state convention supports him?
His enablers will never let him hit rock bottom.
He should be scared straight into thinking he's losing his seat then I believe he has the possibility of changing, returning triumphantly to the House and probably in the end saving his life.
It's sad that the voters who feel sorry for him can't see they are not really helping him in the end.

The False Dervish

The sooner Patrick Kennedy gets help for his medical problems, the better.

I think the bigger issue here is the royal treatment he received from the sargeants of the Capitol Police. The law should be enforced equally. This shows a disconnect between the regular patrol cops and the higher rankers in terms of with whom and how the law should be enforced. No good can come of this. The investigation going on is needed.

Lane

I absolutely concur with Liz that as long as Patrick Kennedy is enabled into not hitting bottom, he can have no recovery and it is foolish on the part of voters in Rhode Island to think otherwise. Of course, the mere fact that they voted him into office in the first place is worrisome to me, as I had previously been under the apparent delusion that only Massachusetts was backwards enough to vote the progeny of Joe Kennedy into high federal office. Apparently and quite evidently, I was mistaken in my optimisim. How very sad that is.

Lane

Has there been an official investigation of why the scene of the accident investigation was interdicted? It would appear to me that this would constitute aiding and abetting, as well as interfering in an official investigation. The rank and file officers first on the scene were absolutely in the right, and for them to be essentially forbidden from performing their duties is reprehensible. Has there been an official statement saying why the investigation was interfered with (if so, my apologies as I missed it).

Jol

Liberal is getting to be a beautiful word again, Monica. It's a pretty word, dont you think? It has a musical ring to it.

Jol

Monica,
I think you are afraid to get down and dirty and challenge us on your site. I'm disappointed. I was looking forward to a worthy challenge. Tch. . . tch . . . What else do you have to do on the days off, between shows?
So, you are basically an introvert. So what. What does that have to do with the price of gallstones? Or a hill of liberal dog turd?

Jol

Tum-ti-tum. I guess we can say any ole thing. Let's see, how about the Red Sox and Yankees.
The Red Sox and Yankess are on the TV again this evening, auditioning for Roger Clemens..
Roger is at home, slouched in front of his mammoth TV screen:
"enie meany miny Moe. . .
The Yankess will give me more mo and. . . more mo. . . and more mo.

The Red Sox will make me a legend—as big as Babe Ruth maybe.

It's a no-brainer.

Jol

Monica, should you decide to accept this mission, you will have to figure out how we will know it is actually you. The longer you postpone appearing, the more likely it becomes that some clever sot will be more believable as you than you. What would you do then?

Oh, yes, of course, censorship. We all know how rabid you are for that, don't we?

Brett

Liberal is getting to be a beautiful word again, Monica. It's a pretty word, dont you think? It has a musical ring to it.

Posted by: Jol | May 10, 2006 at 05:26 PM

Have you seen Air America's latest ratings in New York? An all-time low 0.8. (source: Radio&Records.com). This coming at the same time that Bush's ratings are in the toilet. People might "disapprove" of Bush's job performance, but they still don't want anything to do with the loony left.

The False Dervish

I have never listened to Air America (for some reason, I cannot get their transmission on my radio). Those who have listened to the program have told me that it is mostly parody and insults against the Pres, the VP, Condy Rice, Rumsfeld, etc.

Indeed, one of my liberal neighbors who seriously campaigned for Kerry and Edwards (and she was visibly upset for a number of days when they lost) told me that she does not like Air America because they offer nothing.

And what was Air America thinking when they intercepted funds for children to finance the station (this did happen, did it not)?

Either way, it sounds to me like FOUL Air America.

Brett

Either way, it sounds to me like FOUL Air America.

Posted by: The False Dervish | May 11, 2006 at 09:15 AM

The story of Air America is a classic example of liberal media bias.

When Air America was starting out, there was all kinds of stories in various media outlets. Al Franken was on the cover of the NY Times Sunday magazine.

But, now that it's tanked, you don't hear a peep. You'd think the folks at the Times would wonder why the vehicle that was supposed to crush conservative talk radio has failed so miserably.

Virginia

It is so nice to hear you on the internet. I just started listening to your past programs today and will continually do so because sometimes I have to work on
Saturdays. Keep up the good work!!

Liz

False,
I agree the bigger issue is the royal treatment.
From what I've heard several times is that Patrick Kennedy uttered the ALL important phrase, "I'm on my way and late for a vote on the Hill". Yes, I know that the House had been out of session for 3 hrs when he said those words, but that seems to be according to the media the phrase that gets you the pass. A pass if you're caught speeding I would assume and many other things.
The funny thing is he was so incoherent, and at his press conference he couldn't remember a thing of what had taken place, BUT...he knew enough to utter that phrase and that gave him his green light.

camdenman

Maybe Senator Teddy can take over for Patches in R.I., what the heck you get two Kennedys for the price of one. What A deal.

frank Lambert

Like father like son!!!
Both a disgrace.

FK

Our problem with Bush's DUI is that he lied about it for so long. Like when Alberto Gonzalez got him out of jury duty on a drunk driving case. He had to get off the panel -- not because of his gubernatorial duties (like photo ops!) but because he himself had a DUI!

I recall Bush also said that he would have thrown the book at the defendant had he been on the jury.

At least Patrick Kennedy was honest in his situation.

But overall, if Bush was competent, I'd probably set aside his DUI. After all, Winston Churchill had a drinking problem. But Churchill was a genius. Bush is, er, NOT!!!!

Patrick j.Lynch

Monica,I love your radio show.I love the way you sock it to Combs,on t.v.I love you,will you marry me? In november?

Patrick j.Lynch

Monica,I almost forgot if your already married disreguard last email.

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