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~~~~THE official FRIDAY silliness THREAD~~~~

Posted on 08/28/2009 5:57:17 AM PDT by Lucky9teen

In honor of the late Ted Kennedy, I dedicate today's silliness to him. While many applaud his life, a look at Ted Kennedy quotes from his past show his progressive stance, humor, and pretty much no fear of repercussions. **If it were a matter of mere political disagreement, we would join the calls to strike a conciliatory tone and mourn the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. But we do a disservice to him and the country to call him anything but what he was. Ted Kennedy was not a good man and we mourn the damage (or worse) he did both to individuals and to America (**last sentiment from Patriot Post editor, but well said).


“It's better to send in the Peace Corps than the Marine Corps.” ~ Ted Kennedy

The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree. ~ Ted Kennedy

Thus, the controversy about the Moral Majority arises not only from its views, but from its name - which, in the minds of many, seems to imply that only one set of public policies is moral and only one majority can possibly be right. ~ Ted Kennedy

“It won't be 'mission accomplished' on the economy until average Americans are secure in their jobs and can provide for their families” ~ Ted Kennedy

"I regard as indefensible the fact that I did not report the accident to the police immediately" ~ Ted Kennedy during a televised statement after he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in regards to the Chappaquiddick incident, July 1969



"What we have in the United States is not so much a health-care system as a disease-care system" ~ Ted Kennedy on health care reform for which he campaigned throughout his life, 1994



"With Barack Obama, we will turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion. With Barack Obama we will close the book on the old politics of race against race, gender against gender, ethnic group against ethnic group, and straight against gay" ~ Ted Kennedy endorsing Barack Obama for president, January 2008.


"If we set the precedent of limiting the First Amendment, in order to protect the sensibilities of those who are offended by flag burning, what will we say the next time someone is offended by some other minority view, or by some other person's exercise of the freedom the Constitution is supposed to protect?" ~ Senator Edward M. Kennedy, constituent letter 1997

Separation of church and state cannot mean an absolute separation between moral principles and political power. ~ Ted Kennedy

For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die. ~ Ted Kennedy Addressing Democratic National Convention, August 1980.

My brother need not be idealized or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world. ~ Ted Kennedy's Eulogy for Robert F. Kennedy, June 1968.

The more our feelings diverge, the more deeply felt they are, the greater is our obligation to grant the sincerity and essential decency of our fellow citizens on the other side. . . .

In short, I hope for an America where neither "fundamentalist" nor "humanist" will be a dirty word, but a fair description of the different ways in which people of good will look at life and into their own souls.

I hope for an America where no president, no public official, no individual will ever be deemed a greater or lesser American because of religious doubt -- or religious belief.

I hope for an America where the power of faith will always burn brightly, but where no modern inquisition of any kind will ever light the fires of fear, coercion, or angry division.

I hope for an America where we can all contend freely and vigorously, but where we will treasure and guard those standards of civility which alone make this nation safe for both democracy and diversity. ~ Ted Kennedy's Speech on "Truth and Tolerance in America," Oct. 3, 1983, Lynchburg, Va.


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~ WHAT OTHER'S SAID ABOUT BIG TED ~
"There is a lot one could say of Senator Kennedy -- positive from supporters, negative from critics. They say one should not speak ill of the dead. True. But I am of the view that one should not lie about the dead either." ~ political analyst Bill Bennett

"[Ted] Kennedy left the scene of a fatal accident for which he was at least partly responsible. Then he used his extraordinary power to get off, spending the rest of his career in pseudo-remorse, playing the most liberal of Senators. It was always an act to me, even when I agreed with him politically. This was not a life well lived." ~ author and screenwriter Roger L. Simon

Selling health care: "As with most of us, [Ted Kennedy's] final days were another object lesson in the necessity of good health care. He thought it should be available to everyone, and he worked to make that a reality until the end. Moving toward that goal would be the greatest tribute his fellow legislators could pay him." ~ The Washington Post, using Kennedy's death to push socialized medicine

When did Ted Kennedy become Jabba the Hutt? He's huge! You're a Kennedy, not a Macy's Day float!! Bring him down, we're voting! No sir, I said "no" to the Krispy Kreme!! ~ Robin Williams

Ted Kennedy says that our policy in Iraq is adrift. Hmmm. Maybe like a car adrift in the water after it has gone over a bridge? ~ Ann Coulter

“I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than go riding with Ted Kennedy!” ~ Woody Williams
1 posted on 08/28/2009 5:57:17 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Arrrhhhh... In before the ping... or is there a ping... top ten, five or whatever.....


2 posted on 08/28/2009 5:58:54 AM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: Ronin

LET THE SILLINESS COMMENCE!!!!


3 posted on 08/28/2009 5:59:27 AM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: 2111USMC; 21stCenturion; 2ndDivisionVet; 3AngelaD; 4mycountry; 5Madman2; 66-442hot; ...



GO FORWARD WITH FRIDAY SILLINESS

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The Ted Kennedy Quiz

4 posted on 08/28/2009 5:59:34 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (America is at that awkward stage..2 late 2 work within the system, but 2 early 2 shoot the bastards)
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To: Lucky9teen

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5 posted on 08/28/2009 6:00:40 AM PDT by envisio (Foxtrot Yankee Bravo Oscar)
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To: envisio

Happy Friday!


6 posted on 08/28/2009 6:01:32 AM PDT by Shyla
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To: Lucky9teen

Looks like ‘Ol Teddy “Pahked his Cah in the Rivah” for the last time...


7 posted on 08/28/2009 6:02:00 AM PDT by princess leah
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8 posted on 08/28/2009 6:02:49 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Socialism is not a bad word. It is a bad concept.)
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To: Lucky9teen

In by 10?


9 posted on 08/28/2009 6:04:18 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (All gray areas are fabrications.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Yea!


10 posted on 08/28/2009 6:04:30 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (All gray areas are fabrications.)
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To: Lucky9teen

11 posted on 08/28/2009 6:04:33 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Socialism is not a bad word. It is a bad concept.)
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To: Lucky9teen
TOP TEN!!!!
12 posted on 08/28/2009 6:04:50 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Lucky9teen
Happy Friday everyone!,

Ted Kennedy I Pictures, Images and Photos
13 posted on 08/28/2009 6:06:52 AM PDT by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: Lucky9teen

14 posted on 08/28/2009 6:11:19 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ('Evil white devil since 1960')
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To: Lucky9teen
The Ted Kennedy Quiz
15 posted on 08/28/2009 6:23:39 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Yea!! Just got back from Boston last night! I was stuck in that awful traffic for Teddy’s procession and almost missed my plane.


16 posted on 08/28/2009 6:24:15 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Lucky9teen

75%


17 posted on 08/28/2009 6:25:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: bmwcyle

LMAO!!


18 posted on 08/28/2009 6:26:18 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: BigCinBigD

I find it hard to believe there were only four beers involved in that...


19 posted on 08/28/2009 6:26:35 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (It takes a viking to raze a village!)
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To: Lucky9teen


20 posted on 08/28/2009 6:29:59 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Lucky9teen
http://www.peopleofwalmart.com /

21 posted on 08/28/2009 6:31:12 AM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Wooooooooooooohooooooooooooo in the top 25!


22 posted on 08/28/2009 6:31:38 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Lucky9teen

the lyin’ lion of the senate..........


23 posted on 08/28/2009 6:33:42 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Lucky9teen

24 posted on 08/28/2009 6:33:56 AM PDT by Bean Counter (No, I am Jim Thompson!!)
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To: Lucky9teen
"And after we all do what needs to be done, and elect Old Kennedy....we will re-elect...Clinton...as unelectable as the next smarrmerrebt pogh2ibb!!!"

Gabby Kennedy, like Gabby Johnson. Brammid!

25 posted on 08/28/2009 6:34:14 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Ronin
Since no one will read the senate health care reform bill anyway, I'd like to see a Republican slip in the following amendment, co-sponsored by Sen Chris Dodd as follows, known as the Kennedy-Dodd Amendment:

"The Centers for Disease Control shall forthwith and hereafter commence and make cause to research the carcinogenic linkages of prostate and brain cancer to the 'Waitress Sandwich'."

26 posted on 08/28/2009 6:35:13 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Lucky9teen

Couldn’t drive.

Couldn’t stay sober.

Couldn’t save Mary Jo.

Couldn’t be monogamous.

Couldn’t win the presidency.

Couldn’t love America.

Couldn’t defend the constitution.

His life was a list of negative accomplishments..

On a positive note:

Could swim.

Could afford good Scotch.


27 posted on 08/28/2009 6:43:18 AM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect Jim Thompson's children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: Lucky9teen

ouch!


28 posted on 08/28/2009 6:43:27 AM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: Lucky9teen
Time for a comeback tour.....


29 posted on 08/28/2009 6:43:31 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Why is Obama so thin?

Because rather than get beat up, he always gave up his lunch money without a whimper.


30 posted on 08/28/2009 6:45:39 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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To: Lucky9teen
The Ted Kennedy Quiz
31 posted on 08/28/2009 6:51:42 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Fish rot from the head down.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Friday silliness? I'll have a double!


32 posted on 08/28/2009 6:52:00 AM PDT by relictele
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To: MikeWUSAF

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com - I think they need a new web master.


33 posted on 08/28/2009 6:52:58 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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34 posted on 08/28/2009 6:53:47 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Lucky9teen
I'm apparently a "Kennedyphile".


35 posted on 08/28/2009 6:55:16 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

The site’s been getting slammed lately.

Either that or they were sued by Wal-Mart...


36 posted on 08/28/2009 6:58:16 AM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Lucky9teen

More Americans have died in Teddy Kennedy’s car than in nuclear power plant accidents.


37 posted on 08/28/2009 6:59:57 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Lucky9teen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_t44siFyb4

Live coverage of the Kennedy funeral.


38 posted on 08/28/2009 7:06:56 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ('Evil white devil since 1960')
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To: Lucky9teen
lastswim
39 posted on 08/28/2009 7:11:04 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: relictele

40 posted on 08/28/2009 7:16:41 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Lucky9teen

Wow, I shockingly earned 75%. Either FR is great for me or I am a heck of a guesser!


41 posted on 08/28/2009 7:18:42 AM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: Lucky9teen

42 posted on 08/28/2009 7:19:43 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ('Evil white devil since 1960')
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

80 percent


43 posted on 08/28/2009 7:24:08 AM PDT by Califreak (If it's Astroturf, why are you trying to mow it?(sign seen at a town hall meeting))
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To: Lucky9teen

Happy Friday all

Beer Bottle Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUru7nSyKxQ


44 posted on 08/28/2009 7:25:47 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: Lucky9teen

Thu Aug 27, 6:06 pm ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US government sent checks by mistake to 1,700 inmates around the country as part of efforts to jump-start the crisis-hit American economy, officials said Thursday.

The prisoners “received the economic recovery payment because our records did not accurately reflect that they were in prison,” said Social Security Administration spokesman Dan Moraski.

The checks were for an average of about 250 dollars, meaning the mistake cost the government around 425,000 dollars.

A total of 3,900 inmates received checks under President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan earlier this year, but 2,200 were entitled to receive them as they were not incarcerated when lawmakers approved the payments, distributed to some 52 million people.

The checks were part of the US government’s massive stimulus package worth almost 800 billion dollars.


45 posted on 08/28/2009 7:27:31 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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46 posted on 08/28/2009 7:31:38 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Lucky9teen

47 posted on 08/28/2009 7:32:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Lucky9teen

Well, I got a 70% on that quiz.

FWIW, I had a neighbor stop by and tell me that I should have my flag at half staff. I told him I won’t ever do that to someone how murdered a person.

Of course, being as young as he is, he was stunned by that statement. I told him to goggle Mary Jo Kopechne, Chappaquiddick and “waitress sandwich” for additional info.

His flag was at full staff yesterday evening too. He was shocked that none of that was ever talked about by the SRM.


48 posted on 08/28/2009 7:32:33 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Very guilty

49 posted on 08/28/2009 7:35:14 AM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: MayflowerMadam
The SL-1, or Stationary Low-Power Reactor Number One, was a United States Army experimental nuclear power reactor which underwent a steam explosion and meltdown on January 3, 1961, killing its three operators. The direct cause was the improper withdrawal of the main control rod, responsible for 80% of neutron moderation in the poorly designed reactor core. The event is the only fatal reactor accident in the United States.

The concrete foundations are still there in the Idaho dessert. I used to drive by it every day.

50 posted on 08/28/2009 7:35:37 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (All gray areas are fabrications.)
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