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Sen. Kennedy among Medal of Freedom recipients (BARF alert!)
The Hill ^ | 30 July 09 | Walter Alarkon

Posted on 07/30/2009 11:30:39 AM PDT by SkyPilot

President Obama will award Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) next month with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor.

In announcing the award for Kennedy, a nine-term senator who is fighting brain cancer, the White House called him "one of the greatest lawmakers — and leaders — of our time."

The award comes as Democrats in Congress and Obama are pushing for healthcare reform legislation, which has long been Kennedy's top issue, the White House noted in its release.

"He has called health care reform the 'cause of his life,' and has championed nearly every health care bill enacted by Congress over the course of the last five decades," the White House said.

The medals will be awarded to Kennedy and 15 others during a White House ceremony Aug. 12, when the Senate is expected to away for its August recess. Kennedy's office has yet to say whether he will attend.

Kennedy, in a statement, said he is "profoundly grateful" to receive the honor, first given to non-World War II veterans by his brother, President John F. Kennedy.

"My life has been committed to the ideal of public service which President Kennedy wanted the Medal of Freedom to represent," Kennedy said. "To receive it from another president who prizes that same ideal of service and inspires so many to serve is a great privilege that moves me deeply."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; kennedy; maryjo; medaloffreedom; mof; tedkennedy
He should have spent a decade (at least) in prison.

Outrageous - even for Democrats.


1 posted on 07/30/2009 11:30:39 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Swimming champ.


2 posted on 07/30/2009 11:31:32 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: SkyPilot

Kneck brace not tight enough, the scum sucking Kennedeos.


3 posted on 07/30/2009 11:33:25 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: SkyPilot

from one with bloody hands to another with bloody hands.


4 posted on 07/30/2009 11:33:40 AM PDT by bareford101 (the obamanation is a COUNTERFEIT with a COUNTERFEIT birth cert. & 39 different ss cards)
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To: SkyPilot

This “medal of freedom” represents freedom from answering for his crime. What Obama is doing for Kennedy is kinda like how I felt when Hollywood gave awards to the movie Broke Back Mountain...yeah, whatever! Only those giving and those receiving think it’s truly something that matters.


5 posted on 07/30/2009 11:40:35 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: SkyPilot

How ironic that Kennedy gets the Medal of Freedom when through most of his political life, the Senator has spent enslaving people to choking government bureaucracy.

How ORWELLIAN!


6 posted on 07/30/2009 11:43:32 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: SkyPilot

Well, at least he didn’t get the lifesaving merit badge!


7 posted on 07/30/2009 11:46:27 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: SkyPilot

Government p****s honoring each other. Much like Hollywierd.


8 posted on 07/30/2009 11:47:49 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: SkyPilot

http://www.forhealthfreedom.org/Publications/Choice/ThenAndNow.html

HMo’s Kennedy then and now.

Thanks Rush


9 posted on 07/30/2009 11:48:37 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: SkyPilot
"Medal of Freedom?' for a Soviet Collaborator?

From Human Events, Dec. 9 2003:

One of the documents, a KGB report to bosses in the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee, revealed that "In 1978, American Sen. Edward Kennedy requested the assistance of the KGB to establish a relationship"

Kennedy offered to speak out against President Carter on Afghanistan. Shortly thereafter he made public speeches opposing President Carter on this issue

In May 1983, the KGB again reported to their bosses ... Kennedy had instructed Tunney {Dem Senator} ... to carry a message to Yuri Andropov, the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, expressing Kennedy's concern about the anti-Soviet activities of President Ronald Reagan.

Kennedy asked for a meeting with Andropov for the purpose of "arming himself with the Soviet leader's explanations of arms control policy so he can use them later for more convincing speeches in the U.S." He also offered to help get Soviet views on the major U.S. networks and suggested inviting "Elton Rule, ABC chairman of the board, or observers Walter Cronkite or Barbara Walters to Moscow."

Ted Kennedy was a 'collaborationist' - Herbert Romerstein

Did someone rename the medal the "Fifth Column of Freedom" award?
10 posted on 07/30/2009 11:52:23 AM PDT by drpix
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To: SkyPilot
President Obama will award Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) next month with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor.

For what ? The murder of a young white girl who would have, if she'd survived, been an elderly useless eater today?
We know how Oboma hates people like that.

The American people should be outraged. If Kennedy gets this medal, this medal no longer means anything. It's being used as a cheap political prop, and I find Obomas partisan use of it no less than repulsive.

11 posted on 07/30/2009 11:52:37 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SkyPilot
Reached by phone at his Boston recording studio, Kennedy told this reporter that this new award will be displayed next to his Life Saving Merit Badge. Image hosting by Photobucket

Yeah, yeah...I know it's in bad taste. But then, so is most of the Kennedy clan.

12 posted on 07/30/2009 11:55:32 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (ELECTION 2010 IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF OUR LIFETIME! If you have to ask why, UR part of the problem!)
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To: SkyPilot

To those who deserve the Medal of Freedom, be proud of the honor you bestow upon it by your character and your actions.

To Mr. Kennedy, your character and your actions have made the bit of metal and ribbon you’ll be getting just that and nothing more. I hope you’ve turned to Jesus, for His blood was shed for all and can cleanse all. There’s still time to do one important thing before you leave—reject abortion loudly and to your last breath. Make this time count.


13 posted on 07/30/2009 11:56:52 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SkyPilot

What a crock!


14 posted on 07/30/2009 11:59:55 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: SkyPilot

When the truth becomes known of how his policies have enslaved generations of blacks, this award will have to be reconsidered.


15 posted on 07/30/2009 12:00:27 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: SkyPilot

After the first sentence, I couldn’t bear to read any more.
What a disgrace.


16 posted on 07/30/2009 12:01:21 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: SkyPilot

What an insult to those who actually worked for the benefit of their country and her society...


17 posted on 07/30/2009 12:01:34 PM PDT by JenB987
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To: SkyPilot
I have an idea what Obama & Kennedy should use for their toasts.


18 posted on 07/30/2009 12:02:50 PM PDT by drpix
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To: SkyPilot

The only thing worse than the Obama Zombie Koolaid Cult is the Kennedy Koolaid Cult. I’m still at a loss even after watching the adoring HBO documentary on Drive into the Drink Kennedy what exactly this man’s contribution is to the country. He’s the one who created the HMOs Democrats love to hate—but blame on Nixon. Beyond that, I’m at a loss.


19 posted on 07/30/2009 12:03:02 PM PDT by MissesBush
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To: SkyPilot
He can collect all the accolades he wants. All I know is that in the not too distant future he's gonna have some ‘splaining to do.
20 posted on 07/30/2009 12:03:22 PM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: SkyPilot

And Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.


21 posted on 07/30/2009 12:12:33 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (GOP: Stop listening, start doing -- we need new leaders!)
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To: SkyPilot

I guess he’s getting the medal because he’s seriously ill, but it’s an outrage toward those who deserve it and those who have done so much to receive one.

Getting to be like the Academy Awards.


22 posted on 07/30/2009 12:17:20 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SkyPilot

Just as Hollywood passes out awards to one another to honor the garbage they produce, politicians pass out awards to one another for the same reason. Thanks for the 12 trillion of debt Mr. Kennedy. You did a wonderful job.


23 posted on 07/30/2009 12:18:00 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: SkyPilot

It was Kennedy who, with Kerry, first broached the idea of obama running for president, almost immediately after his election to the senate. They saw him as a credible threat to the Clintons, whom Kennedy and Kerry despise. This is simple payback; there’s nothing else obama can give Kennedy, since he already has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Money won’t keep him alive; there are no political favors he can give him, so just make him a hero of the state.

These medals of freedom have never been worth much and have always been devalued through handing them out like candy from all of the administrations.


24 posted on 07/30/2009 12:20:48 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: SkyPilot

” The other recipients of the medal this year are: the late Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.); actor Sidney Poitier; tennis player Billie Jean King; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; physicist Stephen Hawking; former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery; cure-for-cancer advocate Nancy Goodman Brinker; the late gay-rights advocate Harvey Milk; former Ireland President Mary Robinson; Miami physician Pedro Jose Greer Jr.; Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, the last living Plains Indian war chief; human geneticist Janet Davison Rowley; anti-poverty activist Muhammad Yunus; and actress Chita Rivera.”


25 posted on 07/30/2009 12:20:55 PM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: SkyPilot

Lets see. Kennedy used Senator Tunney as a backchannel to the KGB in the early nineteen eighties to tell his Kremlin buddies that he and the Democrats could take care of Reagan. Kennedy supported the Marxists in Central America; was a Castro acolyte. Didn’t care if the Vietnamese were overrun by the Communists. Paid little attention to the Solidarity movement in Poland; supported and served as fundraiser for the IRA terrorists. Fought every major military development in the USA; tried to block “Star Wars”. Need I continue?


26 posted on 07/30/2009 12:21:58 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: SkyPilot

The total damage Ted Kennedy has done to America is worse than Osama bin Laden’s. I’d give him an award all right - a free pass to a Federal Penitentiary and a cell from which I’d lose the key in the river.

Ooops - I meant to throw this stone in the river and what do you know? - it was the key to Edeard Kennedy’s cell.

Oh well.


27 posted on 07/30/2009 12:23:57 PM PDT by RoadTest (I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6)
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To: RoadTest

Is that his real name? Edeard?


28 posted on 07/30/2009 12:25:06 PM PDT by RoadTest (I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6)
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To: PghBaldy

If the recipients had never existed, would the world have noticed?


29 posted on 07/30/2009 12:25:49 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: SkyPilot

The shadow of corruption even manages to dim the luster of so great an award. Another prize tarnished by the politics around it.


30 posted on 07/30/2009 1:24:25 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: RoadTest

(Edeard)

He was close. ‘w’ is just a slip of the finger away from ‘e’.


31 posted on 07/30/2009 1:57:04 PM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: neverdem; GOPsterinMA; Impy; Norman Bates; fieldmarshaldj; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; ...

What a joke! He should be awarded a Medal of Entitlement.


32 posted on 07/30/2009 2:35:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: RetSignman

That’s what happened. Maybe my fingers need a retrwad.


33 posted on 07/30/2009 2:58:35 PM PDT by RoadTest (I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6)
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To: boomop1

34 posted on 07/30/2009 2:59:58 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: SkyPilot

If only they would have given him the gold medal for swimming in the 1969 Chappaquiddickolympics this wouldn’t have been needed.


35 posted on 07/30/2009 5:29:34 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Did he buy this award too?

He bought the bullshit award he received from Harvard for $10 million. Harvard, the university he was expelled from for cheating in his Spanish class I believe.


36 posted on 07/30/2009 5:56:50 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You can't blame Bush anymore...)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

When he kicks (excuse me “passes on”) expect a national period of mourning by the democrats and media.

Obama is starting the festivities early.

BTW I’ve still heard no confirmation that he’s paralyzed. Tight lid or false. He’s not been in the Senate I don’t think so it could very well be true.


37 posted on 07/30/2009 10:39:49 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
When he kicks (excuse me “passes on”) expect a national period of mourning by the democrats and media.

And joy from the Right as this commie turd traitor meets God, Mary Jo and then Satan in that order. The Medal Of Freedom has just become completely meaningless, like the Nobel Prize.

38 posted on 08/12/2009 3:41:04 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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