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    For those of you who don't know Taki, he's always a hoot. (And to my Lounge brethren such as Moe and Trig, Taki has been vehemently against the Iraq war and merciless against the neocons who led us there...)

    Here's the link:

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/spectator/spec241.html

    Old-fashioned views

    Taki
    Gstaad

    Did he or didn’t he? Get Kerry-ed away and have it off with an intern. It’s either one or the other, and I guess we have to take Alexandra Polier at her word and believe he didn’t. Kerry is one bad dude, and I don’t mean just because he didn’t do it. I mean his lifelong habit of getting a rich woman to pick up the tab. I know I’m being old-fashioned and all that, but I was taught that one marries for love, not money. Mind you, he’s not unique. In the circles I used to run around in, many men had done a Kerry, that’s why I don’t run around in those circles any more. My friend Porfirio Rubirosa married three times for money: Flor Trujillo, Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton. And twice for love, Danielle Darieux and Odile Rodin. Rubi was no Kerry. He used to get up and sing, ‘Just a Gigolo’, and openly admit where his moolah came from. But he had such enormous amounts of charm and charisma, one forgave him for being a gigolo.

    I’ve known many gigolos, but I will not mention names. What they all had in common was great charm and physical courage. Most were fearless polo players, racing drivers and dare-devils. But, as the saying goes, no one has ever dared to suggest that those who marry for money have not earned it. Rubi was very unhappy with Doris and Babs. Who wouldn’t be? Another friend, Aris N., lived out his days in Palm Beach married to a press baron’s daughter. It was living hell. Another, Juan Capuro, killed himself driving at breakneck speed, one year into his marriage with a rich German. The most successful gigolo of all time is Thierry Roussel, who married Christina Onassis, took her for hundreds of millions, and now has a daughter by her worth billions. Roussel was dead broke when he landed Christina. He’s never looked back. Ironically, Roussel never had charm or physical courage, was never an athlete, and in fact was quite common. But at least he did not enter politics and start preaching what’s good for us.

    This is what gets on my nerves about Kerry. To be fair, he did perform honourably in ’Nam, but unlike other heroes he never stops talking about it. Richard Nixon served with distinction but never mentioned his wartime exploits. George Bush was the youngest volunteer pilot in the navy during the second world war, and has downplayed his heroics throughout his life. Ditto Alexander Haig and a certain senator from Arizona by the name of John McCain. Kerry’s namesake (different spelling) Bob Kerrey won the Congressional Medal of Honour, ran for the presidency in 1992, lost to a draft dodger, and never once mentioned the fact. As I said, Kerry is holier than thou, a man so out for himself he outClintons Clinton, and most probably will be the next president of the United States — with a little help from Julia Thorn, his very rich first wife, and now Teresa Heinz.

    What I find amusing is the story in the Sunday Times about Kerry, yours truly and Emma Gilbey, now the wife of the New York Times’s editor-in-chief, Bill Keller. Gilbey advertised the fact that Kerry would only do the business in the back of limos, so it was too good to resist the one time I came across him at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. ‘Senator, do you like to have sex in limousines?’ He gave me the kind of look a Montague would give a Capulet.

    Kerry’s first wife was responsible for his political career. To say there was a lot of tension over money at the end would be an understatement. Heinz is reputedly careful not to spoil him too much, but if he wins the top prize the purse strings will loosen for good. After all, she, too, got it the old-fashioned way. She married into it. Does marrying two very rich women disqualify a man from the White House? Of course not, but then marrying for money is not illegal, just not very manly. Is a very rich woman someone not to pursue because of what it implies? Again, not in the least, but one has to be in love with the person, not the moolah. Am I being unfair to Kerry? Of course I am, but I don’t think my opinions matter very much. I’m just being old-fashioned and suspicious, and I have a hell of a lot to be suspicious about.

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    Rubirosa was nicknamed "The Peppermill." Read an article about him a few years ago. Quite a life he led.

    Tiki's take has validity. JD often cites Kerry's marital track record in a damning way. I'm not sure it "cuts." I totally buy that he is all about John Kerry, but IMO it's a very rare politician who isn't - although some take more pains to disguise it.

    Moe
    The Dude abides.

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    • #3
      Wait until you find out what charities Teresa Heinz-Kerry supports - and their ties to the world of Islamic Radicalism.
      And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

      -The Artist formerly known as King in KC

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Damtoft@Feb 24 2004, 03:07 PM
        Wait until you find out what charities Teresa Heinz-Kerry supports - and their ties to the world of Islamic Radicalism.
        Fully expect a sliming...her philanthropy has already been denigrated here (as would her lack thereof, if it were the case)...for some strange reason it seems the Rs love to attack the wives...

        Moe
        The Dude abides.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Damtoft@Feb 24 2004, 03:07 PM
          Wait until you find out what charities Teresa Heinz-Kerry supports - and their ties to the world of Islamic Radicalism.
          I still wonder how Laura Bush got off scot-free for killing her boyfriend.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Damtoft@Feb 24 2004, 03:07 PM
            Wait until you find out what charities Teresa Heinz-Kerry supports - and their ties to the world of Islamic Radicalism.
            Wow - let's see some proof of Kerry's wife's ties to islamic charities!

            While you're getting that info for us, I'll see if I can find anything about George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Prescott Bush' ties to islamic fundamentalists, including the bin Laden family.
            2005 Mandatory Loyalty Oath: I love America, our troops, baseball, Moms, and certain pies. I want no harm to come to any of those institutions, nor do I take any glee in their demise.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Trigfunctions+Feb 24 2004, 06:01 PM-->
              QUOTE(Trigfunctions @ Feb 24 2004, 06:01 PM)

            • #8
              Originally posted by kah2523@Feb 24 2004, 06:02 PM
              How about the adventures of Neil Bush, Trig? Give us some good links for that.
              Which adventures?

              The time Neil ruined Silverado, costing taxpayers at least $1.6 billion?

              The times Neil cheated on his wife with prostitutes?

              The times Neil was paid millions for working for the son of the Chinese President?

              The times Neil went to Saudi Arabia to round up investment capital for his businesses?

              Nah - kah, I think in this election we shouldn't be pointing out the foibles of the candidate's brothers.

              We need to stick to the real issues - the candidates themselves.

              And their evil wives.
              2005 Mandatory Loyalty Oath: I love America, our troops, baseball, Moms, and certain pies. I want no harm to come to any of those institutions, nor do I take any glee in their demise.

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              • #9
                Seems like the Bush family has more than their share of

                skeletons in the closet!
                Norman Chad, syndicated columnist: “Sports radio, reflecting our sinking culture, spends entire days advising managers and coaches, berating managers and coaches, firing managers and coaches and searching the countryside for better middle relievers. If they just redirected their energy toward, say, crosswalk-signal maintenance, America would be 2 percent more livable.”

                "The best argument against democracy," someone (Churchill?) said, "is a five minute conversation with the average voter."

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                • #10
                  This is what gets on my nerves about Kerry. To be fair, he did perform honourably in ’Nam, but unlike other heroes he never stops talking about it.
                  No shit. You'd think he spent 40 years over there, instead of four months. I truly applaud his service to his country, but there's probably some rule somewhere about getting this much mileage from it.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by ReggieCleveland@Feb 24 2004, 06:35 PM
                    This is what gets on my nerves about Kerry. To be fair, he did perform honourably in ’Nam, but unlike other heroes he never stops talking about it.
                    No shit. You'd think he spent 40 years over there, instead of four months. I truly applaud his service to his country, but there's probably some rule somewhere about getting this much mileage from it.
                    Reg - if the Republicans stopped trying to paint Kerry as a traitor, I bet the Democrats would stop talking about him being a hero.
                    2005 Mandatory Loyalty Oath: I love America, our troops, baseball, Moms, and certain pies. I want no harm to come to any of those institutions, nor do I take any glee in their demise.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by ReggieCleveland@Feb 24 2004, 06:35 PM
                      This is what gets on my nerves about Kerry. To be fair, he did perform honourably in ’Nam, but unlike other heroes he never stops talking about it.
                      No shit. You'd think he spent 40 years over there, instead of four months. I truly applaud his service to his country, but there's probably some rule somewhere about getting this much mileage from it.
                      To be honest, it is asked about everywhere he goes. I only talk about it when asked, or when I'm awake, or when I'm by myself or with someone else.
                      I agree with Davhaf.....Kaiser March 9,2004

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                      • #13
                        Philanthropy = the modern code word for feeding left-wing militant groups.
                        And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

                        -The Artist formerly known as King in KC

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Damtoft@Feb 24 2004, 06:48 PM
                          Philanthropy = the modern code word for feeding left-wing militant groups.
                          A classic.

                          From the man who thinks the Associated Press is part of a liberal media conspiracy.

                          Darkness. Always.

                          Is it possible that some - see Mrs. Kroc and the Salvation Army - might actually have altruistic motives?

                          Moe
                          The Dude abides.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by kah2523+Feb 24 2004, 05:57 PM-->
                            QUOTE(kah2523 @ Feb 24 2004, 05:57 PM)
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