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#1 User is online   The Stuntman 

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:15 PM

MSNBC - Ted Kennedy Dies

Im not a huge Kennedy fan in the first place, & Ted was a bit to predictably liberal for me...but still - He was an American Giant, a lion in the Senate who had a huge influence, both good & bad on our country. We have lost one of the major political figures of the last century.


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:34 PM

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment, but will speak to him personally in the morning.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:12 AM

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:59 AM

Sinko de Oldsmobile. Let us not forget that the man got away with killing a young girl, likely while driving drunk, and tried to cover it up. And only got away with it because he was a Kennedy. Oh well, I'm sure God doesn't care what his family name is.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:16 AM

It's sad that he died. Now which Senator will I make fun of? ;)
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:29 AM

View PostWardenWolf, on Aug 26 2009, 12:59 AM, said:

Sinko de Oldsmobile. Let us not forget that the man got away with killing a young girl, likely while driving drunk, and tried to cover it up. And only got away with it because he was a Kennedy. Oh well, I'm sure God doesn't care what his family name is.


Also helps the Moon Landings were that week too.

Just think, had he gone to FL to watch the launch like NASA asked, he'd probably have been President, a socialist one, but still President. Instead, sex and alcohol fueled his downfall.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:22 AM

View PostTim Burton, on Aug 26 2009, 01:29 AM, said:

Instead, sex and alcohol fueled his downfall.

I'm failing to really see a downside...
But no, really, I do mourn the loss of a fellow Red Sox Nation member.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:22 AM

I love how we have to show "respect" when some people die, but it's perfectly fine to make fun of others.


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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:40 AM

I was thinking the same thing Ike...Micheal Jackson anyone?


I just read about it on the news...brain cancer is a bad way to go. My mom died from that. It was pretty long and drawn out. It went on for about 2-3 years.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:35 AM

@ Ike and Mech

Amen to that. We have to 'respect' Michael Jackson. My ass. :P

Anyway, I'm sorry Mr. Kennedy's way out was painful, and I'm sorry that his family has lost yet another member. But, like others have pointed out, I can't say I have respect for the man, given his life choices.

That doesn't I'm glad he went through cancer, though. I wouldn't wish that on him.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:04 AM

He was actually a better Senator than some of you younger guys might know...along with former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neil, he was intrumental in getting some of Pres. Reagans programs passed thru a fairly hostile Democratic Congress, and he was never afraid of Soviet shenanigans.
Sure, he slid into a fairly conventional style of Liberalism in the later years, but in his prime he was a force to be reckoned with in the Senate. And in my opinion he was one of the more sensible members of the Kennedy Family...more practical than Jack & less blindly idealistic than Robert.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:05 AM

Pretty much what Ash said.

He didn't get my respect in life; he won't get in death.

I wouldn't wish that cancer on him, nor am I happy he's dead; but I can't say I'll miss him in the Senate - I am glad he's done with that (though in fairness, he had dropped out of the Senate scene more or less for his last few months).

My final thoughts are he'll get what's been coming for him now, and leave that up to you to determine if you believe that's good or bad (or both).

EDIT: Not sure being more sensible in the Kennedy family meant much...

Had he retired back in those days, the view people have of him could be very different. But he didn't.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:31 AM

View PostAshrak, on Aug 26 2009, 09:35 AM, said:

@ Ike and Mech

Amen to that. We have to 'respect' Michael Jackson. My ass. :P

Careful what you wish for Ash...

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:37 AM

View PostDroop, on Aug 26 2009, 12:31 PM, said:

View PostAshrak, on Aug 26 2009, 09:35 AM, said:

@ Ike and Mech

Amen to that. We have to 'respect' Michael Jackson. My ass. :P

Careful what you wish for Ash...


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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:44 AM

For all the chronic Kennedy Bashers out there, I suggest you read "Camelot Revisited - Mordred was Right" from the book Give War a Chance by PJ O'Rorke. (yes Ashrak & Thalion - Im talking to you...)

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"...the Kennedys didn't have a tragic flaw. The Kennedy's were themselves a tragic flaw of ours. And...they accomplished lots. They changed the nature of electioneering forever with thespian talents and piles of cash."


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"The Kennedys were more than a rich, bad family who gained temporary political power. They were demagogues of oligarchy. Disguised as populists, they championed the definitely privileged and supposedly enlightened few....There is something more horrible than hoodlums, churls and vipers and this is knaves with moral justification for their cause. The Kennedy's thought the world would be a better place for having them run it."

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