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Switch to Forum Live View Sad News: Ted Kennedy died tonight
8 years ago  ::  Aug 26, 2009 - 9:08PM #21
jaydog53177
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There is a Little spot in heaven where Mary Jo finally gets to confront her murderer.  Mary Jo this one is for your memory.

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8 years ago  ::  Aug 26, 2009 - 9:19PM #22
oneinchrist1963
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Aug 26, 2009 -- 9:03PM, katy66 wrote:


He still cared more about people than most of those loud mouthed guys in the senate.





And killed only one, good enough for the democratic party.

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of the government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

James Madison

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Samuel Adams

"By removing the Bible from schools we would be wasting so much time and money in punishing criminals. Take the Bible out of schools and there would be an explosion in crime."

Benjamin Rush

It is not only that Democrats are stupid and intellectually dishonest. It is that they believe lies as well, which dashes any hope of gaining wisdom.
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8 years ago  ::  Aug 26, 2009 - 9:32PM #23
katy66
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Goodness, What forgiving natures some people have.

Blessings,  Katy66
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8 years ago  ::  Aug 26, 2009 - 9:35PM #24
Mlyons619
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The man has passed, oneinChrist1963.  The Christianity I practice demands I pray for the beneit of his soul, and not think of reasons that he should be damned.


His soul isn't in your hands anyway - at least not according to the Christianity I believe in...

"No freedom without education"
            --Thomas Jefferson

"NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition"
            -- Monty Python
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8 years ago  ::  Aug 28, 2009 - 12:41PM #25
Messiahobama
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Ted will be buried at Arlington National Cemetary.   Ted served in the Army Military Police, rising to the rank of Private First Class, serving in France and Germany during the Korean War.


Ted enlisted for 4 years, but his father Joe Kennedy got it reduced to 2 years.  Ted then was discharged after 16 months.    With basic training and military police training, I'm not sure if the military got even one year in return of regular service.  It's a waste of money to fly people to France and Germany for a few months. 


What was his discharge?  Honorable?  Or some fake reason to get him out early, and away from Korea?   If you're father is a politician, you too can escape the normal requirements of anyone else who enlists in the military.  To avoid the infantry, he would have had to enlist for more than 2 years, yet he got out of the infantry and served less than 2 years.   16 months is suspicious.   That's an 8 month early discharge.  How did he do it?   What strings get pulled if your family has enough money?   For this he gets into Arlington National Cemetary.


On the reception line is William Kennedy Smith, his nephew that was charged with rape, after Ted and William were barhopping, drinking and picking up women.  Sen. Chris Dodd will speak.  Dodd and Ted were at a Washington restaurant where they cornered a waitress and did was is called the "Waitress Sandwich," until the waitress screamed and ran from the room.  Dodd was on the bottom in a chair.  Ted pushed the waitress onto Dodd.  Then Ted laid on the waitress' back.   Ted and Dodd had a little too much to drink.  Dodd's speaking at the funeral will add a human touch to the solemn time.


The biggest disappointment to Ted's fans was his inability to become president.   It's apparently a social restriction that limits the presidency to nonmurderers.   This is so unfair.   The Constitution doesn't prohibit murderers from being president.   All Ted did was kill one woman.  Not two, not three.  Just one.   Just a little character flaw.  Ok, he did wait 10 hours before calling police.   Another little character flaw.  Mary Jo frantically tried to get out of the car Ted drove into the water.  Picture Mary Jo gasping for breath as the air bubble loses oxygen, and she's trapped in the car, unable to get out.   Picture her dying of drowning or choking, as Ted calls his attorneys and dresses in dry clothes, wondering how to cover it all up.    Picture the adoring Massachusetts voters who loved a Kennedy so much, they embraced a murderer for senator at age 30.


Ted gives hope to all.  Murderers can be elected Senator.  Still, we have a way to go, we need to have a murderer run for president and win.  Then we'll know we've arrived.  Until then "the dream lives on,"  as Ted would say.  Our eyes turn moist, thinking how evil Republicans prevented his dream of being president.    In 1980, he almost beat President Carter in the Democratic primaries, but a journalist asked Ted why he wanted to be president.  Ted had no coherent answer.  If Ted had been honest he would have said it was his inheritance, it's what money can buy.  But instead Ted tried to think of some politically correct answer.  He said America is a great country.  And mumbled something TV won't repeat for us.


Ted wasn't too bright.  He'd get C's in highschool, then get kicked out of Harvard for cheating and paying a substitute to take a Spanish exam.   He's a true inspiration to struggling students everywhere.


But he went to law school, in Virigina and became a lawyer.  He worked as a prosecutor for about one year.   How did he do?    The one year career as a lawyer.  He must have been great.  A real Perry Mason or Burger


Why didn't the military ever send him to Korea?  There was a war going on, and there was Ted, a private in the army.   Who prevented Ted from his chance to be a war hero?  Ted probably wanted to go, and the military said "No, Ted, you're so bright, you'll serve your country much better in France and Germany, policing the errant soldiers"


Ted Kennedy was known as a liberal, but he was conservative on crime, maybe a throwback to his tough prosecutor days.  "Days" is all he spent as a deputy prosecutor.  Someone tell us how many trials he did and for what?  Did he send people to prison for vehicular manslaughter?    Only someone with so many criminal tendencies himself could be tough on crime, like Ted.


Ted is unique.  We will never see another Ted.   Now he can meet Mary Jo again.  They'll have a reunion in the hereafter.   Ted will explain to Mary Jo how it was her fault he drove off the bridge.


The Vatican has no comment on Ted.   Obama saw the Pope and delivered a mysterious sealed envelope from Ted to the Pope.  What did it say?  "Forgive me Father, I have sinned, and I've done 5 Hail Mary's, is that enough?  I can't give you all my sins, I'm senile now and have forgotten most of them, especially that Mary Jo thing"


Will the Catholic Church give him a funeral?   Is he eligible?   Or was the sealed envelope a request to be considered for sainthood?   St. Ted?


Ted had character flaws.  So did Jack the Ripper.

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8 years ago  ::  Aug 28, 2009 - 12:45PM #26
Christianlib
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I hope you guys realize how much more these spiteful posts and harangues reflect on the sorry state of your soul than they do on Senator Kennedy.


But that is probably just one more thing you will never realize.

Democrats think the glass is half full.
Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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8 years ago  ::  Aug 28, 2009 - 12:54PM #27
nnsecu
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You need to watch those stones you throw being in a glass house and all.

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8 years ago  ::  Aug 28, 2009 - 1:09PM #28
Christianlib
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It has not ever been, and is not my policy now, to trash a dead man before he is even cold and in the ground.


There is a concept called a respectful interval, which you seem to not comprehend.


Oh, well, just put it on your list.

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Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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8 years ago  ::  Aug 28, 2009 - 1:23PM #29
rabello
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The sheer number of, and the sheer diversity of people, rich and poor standing in line, next to each other, waiting to acknowledge their respect and condolences, undercuts the cruel attempts to trash a dead man, who for all his failings, was a voice for the ordinary people, the ones in cheap clothes and missing teeth, who are making the effort to get in line, there, with the Movers and Shakers

Black Lives Matter
Muslim Lives Matter
There is no such thing as "illegals"
LGBT Lives Matter
Poor Women's Lives Matter

"If we jump too quickly to the universal formulation, 'all lives matter,' then we miss the fact that black people have not yet been included in the idea of 'all lives.'"

--Professor Judith Butler
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8 years ago  ::  Aug 28, 2009 - 1:27PM #30
Christianlib
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As in all such occasions, there will be two kinds of people there.  There will be those who just want to pay their respects, and there will be those who want to be sure the are SEEN paying their respects.


One measure of a man's contributions to the world, is just how many of the former kind there are.

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Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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