Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Peter gets his marching orders

King and a dozen or so other representatives met with Bush and Cheney for a closed-door Social Security pep talk. One other attendee, Rep. Vito Fossella from Staten Island reacted the same way that King did when asked to attend a townhall meeting on Social Security in his district... RUN AND HIDE!

Tuesday, March 29, 2005


What happened to King? He co-sponsored the original legislation for the US Congress to step in and take away spousal rights from Michael Schiavo. King said on the House floor:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of S. 686, to provide for the relief of Terri Schiavo's family. In 1990, Terri Schiavo suffered a heart attack and subsequent brain damage due to lack of oxygen. She is not in a coma, and with the exception of the feeding tube, requires no artificial life support to keep her alive. Removal of the feeding tube, as was done this past Friday, will result in Terri's death by starvation and dehydration. By some estimates, she could be left to suffer for up to a month. This is a drawn out and painful process and Terri can feel pain. In a case like this one, where there is a clear dispute between Terri's parents and husband as to her wishes, the presumption should always be on the side of life. Every effort should be made to ensure that no mistakes have been made in this case. I urge support of this important legislation.”
(FOR THE RELIEF OF THE PARENTS OF THERESA MARIE SCHIAVO -- House of Representatives - March 20, 2005

So where was King for the crucial vote? He had a “previously scheduled medical exam.” Doctor’s have office hours at midnight on Sunday? 'Cause that’s when the House vote was getting under way. Roll call was at 12:45 on March 21st. King is listed as “Not Voting.”
For such an important issue which King believed deserved special legislation, he couldn't be bothered to show up for the vote?
He was HIDING from getting more involved in bad legislation.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Happy St. Patricks Day: IRA supporter King makes more excuses

From the NYPost 3/16/05
"And while there were murders, atrocities and human-rights violations on all sides, the security forces and the loyalist paramilitaries caused more civilian casualties than did the IRA."

No matter what King says now like the IRA should be disbanded, King will still make excuses for the terrorism of the IRA. They ain't so bad, King says cause those bruuddish soldiers did worse.
Make no mistake, for years King was a supporter of the IRA, calling them "freedom fighters." What freedom fighters kill civilians?
King wants the IRA to disband now because they are seemingly mucking up the progress made in the peace process. That is is ONLY reason. King has never called on the IRA to disband when they were murdering British soldiers and Loyalists.
King says now the IRA has "outlived it's usefullness" and "made a series of poor decisions." Gee, murder isn't a "poor decision?" That's what IRA thugs have been doing for years while King cheered them on.

A VERY personal note: I was in London when on November 14th, 1992 the police stopped the IRA from planting a 1000 pound bomb at Canary Wharf. A police officer was shot and wounded during the arrest. How usefull is a 1000 pound bomb ready to kill civilians?

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Long time, no see

Many things have conspired to keep me from updating regularly. Here's something to chew on while this site gets revving again.....

Bush's plan for Social Security is to give enrollees the ability to play the stock market with their future safety net. Everyone knows that bad investments happen and the market is not guaranteed in any way.
King is straddling the fence here but he really comes across as supporting this incredibly bad idea.
Now who will really profit from the influx of money into the investment market? Investment bankers and brokerages.
Follow the money:

2003-2004 PAC Contributions
Finance/Insur/RealEst $57,676:
Securities & Investment $14,000
Accountants $8,676
Commercial Banks $7,500

2001-2002 PAC Contributions:
Finance/Insur/RealEst $265,700
Securities & Investment $18,000
Accountants $3,500
Commercial Banks $29,000

1999-2000 PAC Contributions:
Finance/Insur/RealEst $111,281
Securities & Investment $20,500
Commercial Banks $32,000
Accountants $2,000

1997-1998 PAC Contributions:
Securities & Investment $20,000
Accountants $5,500
Commercial Banks $51,495


Thursday, March 03, 2005

The Get Up and Go that Got Up and Went

May 14, 2000, Sunday

MR. RUSSERT: Peter King, if Rudy Giuliani does not run for the Senate, will you?

REP. KING: Yeah, I certainly intend to. If he drops out of the race, I certainly intend to pursue the nomination, yes.

MR. RUSSERT: Well, you give up your House seat?

REP. KING: Well, if that's what it takes, I would, sure. I mean, the convention's only in two weeks, but I would do all I could to get the nomination. And I wouldn't have to give up the House seat to get the nomination in May, or if I got the nomination, yes, then I would give up the House seat.

Racing for the Senate
May 30, 2000

Rep. Rick Lazio accepts the Republican nomination to run for Senator of New York after campaigning for a week and a half, and prepares to face Hillary Clinton this fall.