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Ted Kennedy to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom in Absentia
ABC News ^ | 8/12/2009 | Kristina Wong

Posted on 08/12/2009 5:26:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

This afternoon, President Obama awards Senator Edward Kennedy a Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation's highest civilian honor. According to a spokesman, Kennedy will not attend the ceremony -- his oldest child, Kara Kennedy will accept the award for him. Also present will be his other children, Ted, Jr. and his wife Kiki, Patrick, Caroline Raclin and Curran Raclin.

Kennedy will remain at home in Mass., where he is fighting brain cancer. He was diagnosed last year in May.

Kennedy is among 16 recipients this year, who have made an "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural, or other significant public or private endeavors," a July 30 White House announcement read. "This year's awardees were chosen for their work as agents of change.''

After being named for the award, Kennedy's office immediately released a statement saying he was "profoundly grateful to President Obama for this extraordinary honor."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kennedyfamily; medaloffreedom; mof; tedkennedy

1 posted on 08/12/2009 5:26:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopefully he’ll be picking up his ticket to Hell in person soon.


2 posted on 08/12/2009 5:27:52 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: SeekAndFind

Chris Dodd and Ted Kennedy bring to focus the need to explore “Waitress Sandwich” as a carcinogen.


3 posted on 08/12/2009 5:33:00 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chris Dodd and Ted Kennedy bring to focus the need to explore “Waitress Sandwich” as a carcinogen.


4 posted on 08/12/2009 5:33:05 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

What medal does Mary Jo Kopechne get?


5 posted on 08/12/2009 5:37:46 AM PDT by ethics
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To: SeekAndFind

Has anyone heard how Ted Kennedy is doing? I haven’t seen him in the Senate recently.


6 posted on 08/12/2009 5:38:14 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: ethics

This has blood spurting from my eyeballs.


7 posted on 08/12/2009 5:38:45 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: SeekAndFind

Government stooges awarding eachother medals?

No sitting member of congress should have buildings named after them, bills named in their honor, nor should they receive government honors.

It all reeks of “nobility”.


8 posted on 08/12/2009 5:39:35 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SERKIT

SERKIT, that tagline of yours just put coffee on my keyboard.

I think someone needs to check on the condition of the waitress. This carcinogen theory of yours could have more statistical significance than Climate Change.


9 posted on 08/12/2009 5:39:53 AM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ted should be getting chains and an orange suit.


10 posted on 08/12/2009 5:41:03 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama's lies make Bill Clinton's lie small)
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To: bmwcyle

11 posted on 08/12/2009 5:43:47 AM PDT by scoobysnak71 (Just a National Security Threat, trying to get a nut.)
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To: SeekAndFind

ROTFL. You can’t make this stuff up folks.


12 posted on 08/12/2009 5:45:46 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Obamalama lied, the republic died.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not a medal for life saving then, I take it?


13 posted on 08/12/2009 5:47:08 AM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: Seruzawa

14 posted on 08/12/2009 5:48:08 AM PDT by scoobysnak71 (Just a National Security Threat, trying to get a nut.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ted Kennedy to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom in Dementia

There.....fixed the title for you.

15 posted on 08/12/2009 5:49:29 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Embarrassing.


16 posted on 08/12/2009 5:50:12 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: SeekAndFind
Title got messed up... it should have been:

Ted Kennedy to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom in Dementia.

That's funny... you can't spell Dementia without Dem.

17 posted on 08/12/2009 5:51:06 AM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: SeekAndFind
College cheat, U.S. embassy soldier compromised by female Soviet agent, killer of young female campaign worker, architect of the nation's overwhelming immigration problem, serial adulterer, peddler of crackpot educational theories, drunkard, designer of a government takeover of health care, leading 'RAT leftist in the Senate.

Oh yes, he deserves the nation's highest civilian honor...an exemplary American citizen.

18 posted on 08/12/2009 5:51:30 AM PDT by twister881
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To: SeekAndFind

Ted must be getting close to taking a well deserved dirt nap if they’re giving him this medal now.we are planning a hog roast and kegger at the farm when he goes.Everybody is invited-let me know if you are intrested in attending,I need to know how much beer to order.


19 posted on 08/12/2009 5:52:55 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (Don't blame me,I voted for the American)
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To: SeekAndFind

Aww, it’s too bad Teddy can’t make it - I heard he had his wet suit all cleaned up and ready to go.


20 posted on 08/12/2009 5:58:20 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: Mouton

They’re going to put him in Arlington, I just know it.


21 posted on 08/12/2009 5:58:34 AM PDT by Gunflint
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To: scoobysnak71

Oh, that’s priceless.


22 posted on 08/12/2009 5:59:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: scoobysnak71

The last time I saw that photograph was in Hot Rod magazine, over 40 years ago. I think the carrier’s crew was looking to set a drag racing record!


23 posted on 08/12/2009 6:01:25 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Has Ted Kennedy ever met a totalitarian dictator he didn’t like?


24 posted on 08/12/2009 6:03:06 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Must be a sympathy award because he is a kennedy. Big deal, he is trash.

and who is Kiki?? I thought his wife was Vicki?

With slugs like this getting these awards, it makes a mockery of the honor itself. What a disgusting place we are in America.

I hate liberals.


25 posted on 08/12/2009 6:03:50 AM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Photobucket
26 posted on 08/12/2009 6:09:46 AM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

“Government stooges awarding each other medals?
No sitting member of congress should have buildings named after them, bills named in their honor, nor should they receive government honors.”

Bingo! Absolutely correct.

Have always argued public structures funded by the taxpayers - or governmental actions designed to benefit the public - should be named for taxpayers who give their lives in support of the public: members of the armed services, police, firemen, etc.

It has to do with the idea of who owns to the money, the public or the public’s aggents.


27 posted on 08/12/2009 6:25:23 AM PDT by frog in a pot (It's a myth, folks. The frog will jump out and he will be pi$$ed. Ever had big warts?)
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To: thethirddegree

One of the Boston papers had a photo of him sitting in his sailboat last week with his wife by his side.

He looked terrible. Hands shriveled, eyes were sunken back in his head. His appearance suggested he had very little time left.


28 posted on 08/12/2009 6:26:15 AM PDT by happydogx2 (Some trust in horses, some trust in men, but my trust is in the Lord Almighty!)
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To: happydogx2

Thanks for the update. I hope he has made peace with God.


29 posted on 08/12/2009 6:28:44 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: SeekAndFind

Freedom from Conscience
Freedom from Morality
Freedom from Responsibility
Freedom from Truth
Freedom from Ethics
Freedom from Patriotism
Freedom from Humility
Freedom from Love
Freedom from God


30 posted on 08/12/2009 6:35:53 AM PDT by RoadTest (I am not a Sunday God.)
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To: happydogx2

“Some trust in horses, some trust in men, but my trust is in the Lord Almighty!”

You’re in the right place.


31 posted on 08/12/2009 6:38:32 AM PDT by RoadTest (I am not a Sunday God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess sending Mary Jo Kopechne wasn’t an option.


32 posted on 08/12/2009 6:42:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s called “absinthe”.


33 posted on 08/12/2009 6:49:53 AM PDT by RichInOC (Ted Kennedy...The Man In The Brooks Brothers Shirt.)
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To: twister881
College cheat, U.S. embassy soldier compromised by female Soviet agent, killer of young female campaign worker, architect of the nation's overwhelming immigration problem, serial adulterer, peddler of crackpot educational theories, drunkard, designer of a government takeover of health care, leading 'RAT leftist in the Senate.

If his name had been Ted Smith he would have been picked up from skid row and buried in a pauper's grave decades ago... or else he would have had to grow up, get a real job and take care of himself and his family.

34 posted on 08/12/2009 6:51:54 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: twister881

You left out his part in destroying South Africa which I believe began under Carter and continues to this day.
Tons of blood on his hands.


35 posted on 08/12/2009 7:16:22 AM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: KarlInOhio

This should be presented to him on the Dike bridge on Chappaquidick...............


36 posted on 08/12/2009 7:17:05 AM PDT by ALASKA (I feel more like I do today than I did yesterday.....)
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To: SeekAndFind
Teddy gets the Medal of Freedom just like he did for Mary Jo...in absentia.
37 posted on 08/12/2009 7:21:26 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SeekAndFind
Teddy gets the Medal of Freedom just like he did for Mary Jo...in absentia.
38 posted on 08/12/2009 7:21:33 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SeekAndFind
Teddy gets the Medal of Freedom just like he did for Mary Jo...in absentia.
39 posted on 08/12/2009 7:21:42 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: happydogx2

Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.


40 posted on 08/12/2009 7:45:35 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: thethirddegree

They showed Ted visiting the Schriver home last night. He’s not long for this world.


41 posted on 08/12/2009 7:51:46 AM PDT by lonerepubinma
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To: Farmer Dean
Count me in. I'll donate a keg! Where is the farm?

Ted is a despicable man from a like family. He may have received a “pass” from a rigged court in Mass but he will not get past the pearly gates. He will go to a hot place and I don't mean a pick-up bar!

42 posted on 08/12/2009 8:43:53 AM PDT by BatGuano (Play that Race Card, Mr. prez.!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Add another reprobate to the list and it cheapens the award.

Thanks Ted and thanks Barack.

43 posted on 08/12/2009 8:46:05 AM PDT by BatGuano (Play that Race Card, Mr. prez.!)
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To: popdonnelly

I saw a similar photo in ,IIRC, Approach Magazine except it was an old beater of a pick up. It was intended to be a morale booster for what was likely to be a long, boring deployment.


44 posted on 08/12/2009 12:38:30 PM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Up until the ascension to The Throne by King Obama, I can't think of a single person who has destroyed more American freedom and liberty and shredded the Constitution more effectively then... Teddy Kennedy.

He doesn't deserve a medal. He deserves a jail cell!

45 posted on 08/12/2009 2:02:54 PM PDT by Gritty (Of the two suicide cults America confronts, Liberalism is by far the more lethal - Don Feder)
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