Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

A couple of photos and Kerry sighting this weekend

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Democrats » John Kerry Group Donate to DU
 
Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 08:29 AM
Original message
A couple of photos and Kerry sighting this weekend
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 08:32 AM by Mass
http://www.news-leader.com/article/20111205/NEWS07/1120...
http://cmsimg.news-leader.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site... (sorry, I donot know how to insert this one).


And, at yale, to illustrate a lecture by Kerry and Blair about faith, a cute photo of the 2004 campaign

http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2011/dec/04/kerry-66-...



Let's add this article from the Hill on Friday, just because I cannot make sense of it.

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/196837-house-r...
House Republican targets Sen. Kerry for Yucca Mountain opposition

Seems kind of weird that he would choose Kerry to target (not enough targets in the House?), and even weirder that it matters to the Hill.
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:28 AM
Response to Original message
1. What an elegant couple!
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 09:34 AM by karynnj
Teresa's dress is beautiful. Is it the same dress she wore to Vanessa Kerry's wedding, without the jacket - http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/... -

I wondered where Kerry was when he and McCain were the two not voting on the bills everyone knew would not pass on extending the payroll tax deduction late Thursday. This would be interesting to see - and it actually was live streamed ( http://www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/blog/entry/watc... / ) - though I didn't see anything about it till today.

Here is a pretty cynic British blog post from the Guardian on it - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/andrewbrown/201...

As to Yucca mountain, I wonder if this is the beginning of some kind of more general attack the Republicans intend to wage arguing that Democrats both hurt the development of good, safe energy from oil, coal and nuclear sources and that our concern for the environment causes things like the BP oil spill, because it meant not drilling closer to the shore - a charge the right has made since it happened. With this they are arguing that Yucca is a safe and secure place to "protect" nuclear waste. They are ignoring the problems with the location and the problems with transporting nuclear waste across the country. This added to making green energy sound as if it is a fraud.

Why Kerry? Kerry is among the most prominent Senators on alternative energy issues. That's my best guess. (The other possibility is to have Brown take it up as an issue - arguing that spent waste, especially near an ocean, risks the catastrophe that Japan had. But, I would doubt that the right really wants to pull Kerry in almost as an opponent to Brown - it likely would not help Brown.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 08:29 PM
Response to Original message
2. wonderful photos
would love to see the text of Kerry's talk at Yale!
The Senator must have a running tab at Vineyard Vines : )
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. Here's a link to video
(I saw your post - and thought the same - so I went back to the link which had connected to the live stream, that I missed, It now says "Miss the live stream? Watch Tony Blair and JK .... ")

Will definitely watch tomorrow!
http://www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/blog/entry/watc...

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Luftmensch067 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 11:34 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. Looking forward to your thoughts and those of others here!
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 11:35 PM by Luftmensch067
I watched a lot of it today. There's some comedy gold with the coffee service early on and I love the backdrop with Yale stamped all over it a million times (where are they speaking, again? Just kidding!) But I think JK says some things here that he hasn't said in exactly the same way before. He really is an amazingly well-read and thoughtful guy and his comments here seem to me to complement his words on faith at Pepperdine.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:14 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. It sees a less formal combination of the Pepperdine speech and the Yale interfaith speech
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 05:12 PM by karynnj
Links to both, if wanted:
Our thread on the Interfaith one - http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... (it has text and video in various posts)

A link to the Pepperdine one - http://www.pepperdine.edu/pr/releases/2006/september/ke...

I writing this as I listen to Blair.

It is interesting that Kerry says if he had a redo, he would have studied comparative religion and comparative literature and psychology. Now, it would be possible to combine these as degrees are less structured. I would bet that had he gone that way, he would not have been embarrassed by his grades - as he would have been very engaged.

It was also interesting how openly he spoke of how his religion was questioned in 2004 and it seems to still really bother him. At the beginning of his Pepperdine speech, he vowed to speak more on his values - saying his NE reluctance to speak of his faith allowed the Republicans to define hi as not being religious.

He also mentioned wanting to add his own luster - like Reagan and Kennedy - to the concept his ancestor, Governor Winthrop, first spoke of - the shining city on the hill. I kept hoping that he would quote Winthrop crediting just him and watching the right go insane as it is (to them) one of Reagan's best phrases. Obviously, that would have been a cheap use of a valued American theme - and beneath the good Senator.

It is interesting and the student questions very serious. Kerry's answer on Congress not working was very interesting, though what he has said before - he blamed money first.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:49 AM
Response to Original message
6. A nice picture of the Kerry's at the Kennedy Center
http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/party-events-picture... -

Warning: with the good, there is the bad. The other photo you will see is Newt!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 07:37 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. but there are good folks there, too
NIce to see Vicki Kennedy looking good
And to see Nancy Pelosi's spouse (handsome guy!)
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:09 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. Absolutely true
I just felt a warning was needed.

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:14 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. oh, I did appreciate the warning! Newt is always
a shock to the system. (not to mention his albino wife #3. :scared:)
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Oct 25th 2014, 05:28 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Democrats » John Kerry Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC