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Paralyzed victim of Joe K crash: Skinflint won't help ( Joe Kennedy)
The Boston Herald ^ | August 31, 2005 | Laurel J. Sweet

Posted on 08/31/2005 10:30:46 PM PDT by Panerai

Joseph P. Kennedy II, who built upon his family fortune with a lucrative career of his own since leaving politics, allegedly told a Hyannis mother he left paralyzed for life in a car crash 32 years ago that he is ``broke'' and won't be her financial crutch any longer.

``I'm broke. I work for a non-profit. I'm not a bottomless pit,'' the chairman of Citizens Energy Corp. and former congressman allegedly told Pamela Burkley, whom he knew in their star-crossed youth on Cape Cod as Pam Kelley – his late brother David's girlfriend.

Kennedy denies through his lawyer that he made the remarks. Though she acknowledges Kennedy, 52, has thrown some $50,000 her way over the years, Burkley, 50, told the Herald, ``I feel like he thinks I'm a piece of trash sitting in a wheelchair.''

The divorced mother of a 16-year-old girl said she earns $57,000 a year as executive director of the Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled and suffers from recurring bladder cancer. ``I'm realizing my body is starting to give out on me,'' she said.

``I just want to live my life and plant my plants, play with my dogs and watch my daughter grow up. As I age, I'm getting nervous and less independent. And I'm tired.''

Steve Kidder, a friend and attorney for Kennedy, said Burkley's portrayal of slain U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy's son as cold and uncaring is wrong.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: dirtyrats; filthyrats; joekennedy; rats; tedkennedy
What is it with Kennedy's, women and cars. Carolyn Bessette did not walk from that plane ride either.
1 posted on 08/31/2005 10:30:48 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

I'll bet his trust fund is loaded and protected


2 posted on 08/31/2005 10:34:51 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Panerai

The Kennedy's are dangerous to the citizens of this country.


3 posted on 08/31/2005 10:38:19 PM PDT by msnimje
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To: Panerai
Kennedy...has thrown some $50,000 her way over the [32] years

Let's see, that works out to the grand sum of $1562.50 per year. That's about equal to the Kennedys' bar bill for one night...

4 posted on 08/31/2005 10:39:03 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: Mo1

He says he works for a non-profit and does not get paid much, but later the article mentions his finances, including salary - "Entities related to his Citizens Energy Corp. paid him more than $400,000 in 2003".


5 posted on 08/31/2005 10:39:33 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

I thought I read that the "non-profit" job ultimately pays him $650,000 a year because he makes royalties off the fuel that he buys for the "non-profit" to distribute.


6 posted on 08/31/2005 10:41:27 PM PDT by MHT
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To: Panerai

Tragically, this once again proves the adage that you NEVER RIDE WITH A KENNEDY.


7 posted on 08/31/2005 10:42:09 PM PDT by MHT
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To: MHT

Either way, only a Kennedy could say "I'm broke" making $650,000 on top of all other investments and trust.


8 posted on 08/31/2005 10:44:38 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Mo1

It's all one big family trust and they aren't as rich as they use to be. This latest batch is sucking it dry. Partially due to lawsuits........LOL.


9 posted on 08/31/2005 10:44:40 PM PDT by Howlin (Have you check in on this thread: FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread)
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To: Panerai

Oh yeah, Joe and Michael (the now deceased molester of the family's babysitter) made tons from that "non-profit". Even the Boston Globe, wrote an article about 8 years ago about the $$$ being made in that "Oil for the Poor" scam by Michael. High 6-figures.


10 posted on 08/31/2005 10:46:07 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: Panerai

I haven't been able to find a Form 990 for Citizens Energy. Does anyone know if their chairman's compensation would be listed on it like it is in a corporation's SEC filings?


11 posted on 08/31/2005 10:54:04 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Panerai

Kennedy: "I'm broke. I work for a non-profit. I'm not a bottomless pit"

12 posted on 08/31/2005 10:57:10 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

If he was the cause of her disability he is an ungrateful clod for complaining over $50,000.She could have sued him for everything he has.The Kennedy family really is the perfect example of the mindless limousine liberal.They pretend to be caring and compassionate but if you look a little bit deeper you can see the dead bodies of their victims pinned underneath the wheel of their car.


13 posted on 08/31/2005 11:09:26 PM PDT by rdcorso (Bill Clinton Stuck His Cigar In Foreign Places And Called It Foreign Policy)
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To: Panerai

From what I've read up here, the Boston Herald reported he was making more that $600,000 a year in that job. Hard to be broke on that kind of salary.


14 posted on 08/31/2005 11:46:35 PM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: Panerai

I'm tired of the Kennedys. I sure wish they'd stop having kids.


15 posted on 08/31/2005 11:55:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: Howlin
This latest batch is sucking it dry. Partially due to lawsuits........LOL.

This generation of Kennedy's is way worse then the last

But then ... Teddy was their role model .. so it's no wonder why they have so many problem

16 posted on 09/01/2005 12:12:23 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Panerai
This family went from potato-digging white trash to the Presidency in four generations. I think they are on their way back down.

-ccm

17 posted on 09/01/2005 2:24:27 AM PDT by ccmay (Question Diversity)
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To: Panerai
But just eight years later, her trust fund was gone, invested in a house, medical expenses and land in Kezar Falls, Maine.

IIRC, Pam's old man was the trustee of the settlement (Pam was underage) and he blew a good portion of the money building a house in Hyannisport looking down on the Kennedy compound. If Pam still owns that house, it has to be worth well over a million bucks now.

18 posted on 09/01/2005 2:56:51 AM PDT by metesky (This land was your land, this land is MY land; I bought the rights from a town selectman!)
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To: metesky

If I still owned the house I'd have sold it by now. Duh!


19 posted on 09/25/2005 6:20:29 PM PDT by lizzib
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To: Bob

Did you ever get an answer to your question about SEC filing for Citizens? Do you know I am not eligible for his low cost fuel or discount prescription drugs? Go figure. He lives right up the street from me in my sister's old house on a private road on the water worth about a mill which he put in his friends name and he tells me he's broke. He said that ver batum. Someone ought to tell him to read some of this stuff.


20 posted on 09/25/2005 6:24:26 PM PDT by lizzib
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To: Panerai

They are good at creating dependence. Now karma comes home and they don't see what they create.


21 posted on 09/25/2005 6:27:00 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's Code and found a terrorist message)
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To: lizzib; hellinahandcart

Are you supposed to be Pam or Pam's sister?


22 posted on 09/25/2005 7:09:18 PM PDT by metesky (This land was your land, this land is MY land; I bought the rights from a town selectman!)
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