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Kennedy Death Puts Family Dynasty In Doubt
reuters ^ | August 26, 2009 | Jason Szep

Posted on 08/26/2009 10:02:32 AM PDT by Biggirl

BOSTON (Reuters) - Senator Edward Kennedy's death marks the twilight of one of America's most fabled political families, with no heirs to the Kennedy name poised to emerge with the same mix of gravitas, ambition and celebrity. Kennedy, 77, one of the most effective lawmakers in U.S. history and the brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, died late on Tuesday after battling brain cancer.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: abortion; democrats; dynasty; edwardkennedy; euthanasia; kennedy; kennedyfamily; maryjokopechne; senate; stemcells; tedkennedy

1 posted on 08/26/2009 10:02:32 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Don’t Maria and Arnold have kids? All is not lost.


2 posted on 08/26/2009 10:03:31 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Biggirl

Everyone was all worried about the implications of a Bush dynasty, fearing some sort of political kingship, but we want to keep this useless, withered branch of a family tree alive? If it was a tree, I’d dynamite the stump.


3 posted on 08/26/2009 10:04:06 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Biggirl

OMG, what will we do without a dynasty? Are these reporters ignorant or what?


4 posted on 08/26/2009 10:04:36 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Biggirl
.....with no heirs to the Kennedy name poised to emerge with the same mix of gravitas, ambition and celebrity.

Have they checked with any of the hookers in the DC area?

5 posted on 08/26/2009 10:05:25 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Biggirl

One can hope.

Family dynasties are bad thing in politics.

They’re a good thing in jiu-jitsu though, but that’s the only example I can think of.


6 posted on 08/26/2009 10:06:06 AM PDT by El Sordo
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To: Biggirl
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7 posted on 08/26/2009 10:06:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $1 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: Biggirl

Don’t see anything.....


8 posted on 08/26/2009 10:07:27 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: madison10

They aren’t “Kennedy’s”. She’s a Shriver (half kennedy) and he’s nothing.

Will never be viewed the same. And they’re old now too.


9 posted on 08/26/2009 10:09:13 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

It’s good that it’s over. The less we have to hear about “Camelot” and the left literally having sex with the notion of the kennedy royalty, the better off the entire country is.


10 posted on 08/26/2009 10:10:30 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: All

Most likely it will be Caroline, as a second chance opportunity.


11 posted on 08/26/2009 10:10:38 AM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Biggirl
Senator Edward Kennedy's death marks the twilight of one of America's most fabled political families, with no heirs to the Kennedy name poised to emerge with the same mix of gravitas, ambition and celebrity.

We'll just have to find a way to get by.

12 posted on 08/26/2009 10:11:15 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Biggirl

I will not speak ill of the dead, suffice to say I’m sure the Almighty is taking care of business right now.


13 posted on 08/26/2009 10:11:33 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Well we have the Obamas now, Camelot 2!


14 posted on 08/26/2009 10:12:24 AM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

15 posted on 08/26/2009 10:13:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Biggirl

This pretty much admits the Kennedy “kids” are useless rich idiots who ought to be banned from public office or policy making.....


16 posted on 08/26/2009 10:15:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

>>She’s a Shriver

We’re Sargent Shriver’s Bleeding Hearts Club Band. We hope you have enjoyed the show.

Boy, I guess we, um, weren’t um like y’know fortunate enough to have Caroline, um, appointed to the NY senate seat.


17 posted on 08/26/2009 10:16:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Biggirl

Must be a misprint.

Did the headline not mean, “...family dysentery to rest.”

Given that the Kennedys are so full of s** - er - Obama.


18 posted on 08/26/2009 10:17:08 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: silverleaf

But we still have to listen to global warming lectures from the likes of RFK, Jr. Even if they don’t hold public office, they still get face time in the MSM.


19 posted on 08/26/2009 10:17:42 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: raccoonradio

LOL (Caroline, Queen of Ummm)


20 posted on 08/26/2009 10:18:22 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Biggirl

Where they eat ham and jam and Spam a lot.


21 posted on 08/26/2009 10:19:06 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Biggirl

This would be interesting. Caroline lives in New York, but would she switch her legal residence to become a Senator from Mass.? we’ll see.

After her embarassing listening tour campaign to be a Senator from New York, would Caroline even be interested in this? Wouldn’t it look like shameless self-promotion if she did this?


22 posted on 08/26/2009 10:19:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Biggirl

jeez, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one:

Kennedy Townsend in MD
Joe Kennedy here in MA
Patches down in RI
RFK Jr on wherever there is a live camera.
Caroline down in NYC.

There are a bunch of others. We will have hangers-on for decades to come. When you see one in public, there are a dozen in the walls.


23 posted on 08/26/2009 10:20:07 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ein Volk, Ein Riech, Ein Ein.)
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To: Biggirl

They are “dissing” Ted’s son Patrick Kennedy, who in the House as Congressman representing the 1st Congressional District of Rhode Island


24 posted on 08/26/2009 10:21:25 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Biggirl
one of the most effective lawmakers in U.S. history

Is that supposed to be a joke? Alas, the "swimmer" will be placed on a pedastal and remembered with teary eyes fondly by those he decieved and betwitched.

25 posted on 08/26/2009 10:25:37 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Hedonism cast its vote and we ended up with an ObamaNation ruled by Fascism!)
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To: Vermont Lt
"... Caroline down in NYC."

'Down in NYC' sounds so strange to my ears.

Out here, NYC is clear across the other side of the planet to the East as far as we're concerned.

26 posted on 08/26/2009 10:26:10 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Vermont Lt
You forgot;

William Kennedy Smith, looking for love in all the wrong places..

27 posted on 08/26/2009 10:32:58 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Biggirl

If only it were true... But like horseshoe crabs and cockroachs [their intellectual and moral superiors], Kennedys NEVER go away... or evolve further.


28 posted on 08/26/2009 10:33:51 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Biggirl
Well we have the Obamas now, Camelot 2!

That would the Obamas, Scamalot 1

29 posted on 08/26/2009 10:35:26 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Oh, there is lots more fun, further east than the Hudson. Almost downright beautiful. The air is clear, the water is cool, and there are Dems and Rino’s behind every bush.


30 posted on 08/26/2009 10:41:48 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ein Volk, Ein Riech, Ein Ein.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Whooa! Isn't there still a Kennedy drunk in the HR? I remember a couple of years ago a congressional Kennedy got into a tiff with a policeman after he ran through a barricade or something at 3 in the morning. Got out of the car and started telling the cop that he had to get to the HR for an important vote or something.

Of course he was whisked away and after a short stay in drunk tank was declared cured.

Isn't he still stumbling around D.C?

31 posted on 08/26/2009 10:44:02 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Vermont Lt

William Kennedy Smith has name recognition. That’s always helpful if you’re trying to run for office.


32 posted on 08/26/2009 10:44:58 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: skimbell

You’re describing “Patches” (still Congressman from Rhode Island). He also got in the news for attacking a security guard who was just doing her job at LAX (I think she was fired as a result).


33 posted on 08/26/2009 10:46:29 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: skimbell

Yep — that’s Ted’s son, Patrick. I guess he just doesn’t have the “mix of gravitas, ambition and celebrity” necessary to pick up the flag. Maybe he got all the bad Kennedy traits and none of the good ones.


34 posted on 08/26/2009 10:49:04 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Biggirl
Kennedy, 77, one of the most effective lawmakers in U.S. history...

He was 'effective' only because he had a willing accomplice in the mass media, and because his last name was Kennedy.

Take that away, and he was just another corrupt, elitist, self-serving politician.

35 posted on 08/26/2009 10:51:16 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Spoof of Clarence Carter’s 1970s hit Patches

original:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rhy2rBqrao

parody lyrics by me
My father was a drunk old man
I could see him with the Chivas in his hand
He put a blonde in the pond
Didn’t think he did anything wrong

Never spent any time in jail
Got re-elected without fail
Oh life’s not easy for a Kennedy
The booze and the broads and the pills you see
One night Daddy took me to his dyin’ bed
Poured himself a Chivas and with tears he said

He said, Patches I’m dependin’ on you son
To pull the family through
My son it’s all left up to youu


36 posted on 08/26/2009 10:51:38 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Biggirl

I can’t speak for others, but today I feel so much lighter knowing fatso can no longer add the burden of trillions of dollars more debt to be carried on the backs of taxpayers.


37 posted on 08/26/2009 10:52:12 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: raccoonradio

I am not sorry one bit that he is dead.


38 posted on 08/26/2009 10:54:55 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: raccoonradio

LOL!


39 posted on 08/26/2009 10:55:29 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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I hate that they call them “America's Royal Family”.. The old man was a rumrunner with a particular like for national socialists in WW2. he hid his disabled daughter away after he had her lobotomized. JFK was a philandering drug addict that almost got us into war because he hung the Cubans out to dry in the Bay of Pigs. RFK was a half a commie and Teddy was a drunken lout that killed his girlfriend in his car after a drunken bender. Ted's nephew, Patrick raped a girl in his house during a lost drunken vacation while teddy was sleeping it off. Teddy became famous for getting hammered and making “waitress sandwiches” (fondling and groping young girls) with his drinking buddy, Chris Dodd. Ted's son Patrick had several run-ins with the law with the latest ending when he rammed a police barricade under what is thought to be the influence of a combination of booze and narcotics but since they didn't perform a field check, he got away with it, again.

Meanwhile, the Bush's are much more representative of the moniker. Prescott was a WW1 vet and Senator, 41 was the youngest Navy pilot of WW2, Congressman, CIA Director, Diplomat to China, VP and President. 43 was a pilot in the ANG, admitted he had issues with booze and drugs but cleaned himself up to become Governor of the 2nd largest state and two term President, his other son was Governor of the fastest growing state in the country and has desires of future office.

No contest.

40 posted on 08/26/2009 11:20:28 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: Biggirl

A dynasty is eliminated by global government. Jack Kennedy assassinated by globalists. Google Executive Order 11110. This would allow the Treasury department to print silver certificates at the expense of the Federal Reserve System. FED couldn’t charge interest on the money they created. Pull out from the Vietnam War money lost.

Robert Kennedy eliminated by globalists. Why? He would have found out who killed his brother and ended the war in Vietnam. The war was a huge money maker not to mention the drug trade. Don’t forget all the addicted vets.

Ted Kennedy because of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne was made ineffective. I suspect he may have been setup. Who knows? With the deaths of other family members it makes his accident very suspicious.

John Kennedy Jr. removed by globalists to prevent the dynasty from continuing. Rescue flights were sent to the wrong location to prevent Jr. from being located while he might be still alive. Probably explosives in his plane which is why it went straight down. Intact planes don’t normally do that. Media said that he was a bad pilot, not so that was media misinformation. He would have beat Hillary for the Senate seat. Hillary is in line for President since she now has the foreign policy credentials she didn’t have for the last election.

Well they killed off the family dynasty. The Kennedy’s just wouldn’t take orders from the top. They wanted to play their own script. Somebody didn’t like that. Who could it be?

Interesting the news source is from Reuters, Rothschild family owns Reuters. Reuters also owns Associated Press (AP). Rothschilds run/work with the Rockefellers. Small world isn’t it?

Can you say New World Order? I thought you could. Would they kill people? Of course. You’re next up. Phoney flu vaccination program. Yup, government says the flu could kill up to 90,000. Well we’re going to need a quarantine right. Mandatory vaccination for you slave. In case you don’t know quarantine is another word for MARTIAL LAW.

I hope citizens figure this out before we are all in the camps...


41 posted on 08/26/2009 12:10:34 PM PDT by Alex Kida
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To: Alex Kida

We are closer to a second American Revolution or civil war then you realized.


42 posted on 08/26/2009 12:20:48 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Alex Kida

....Have you been listening to too much Alex Jones lately? Tin foil hat is too tight!


43 posted on 08/26/2009 12:22:50 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

Jason Szep

Father - Paul Michael Szep (born July 29, 1941) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is celebrated political cartoonist. He was the chief editorial cartoonist at the Boston Globe from 1967- 2001

Szep was a strong opponent of the Vietnam War and his cartoons on Edward King, the governor of Massachusetts, resulted in his being sued for libel.

44 posted on 08/26/2009 12:30:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Biggirl

Which part do you disagree with.


45 posted on 08/26/2009 4:14:29 PM PDT by Alex Kida
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To: Alex Kida

You falure to accept that the Kennedys are anything other than a reckless, selfish, self-indulgent, amoral clan.


46 posted on 08/26/2009 5:24:45 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (War is fought by human beings. - Carl von Clausewitz in On War)
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To: Alex Kida

Have you been listening to too much Alex Jones?


47 posted on 08/26/2009 5:47:12 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Oztrich Boy; Biggirl

Please don’t get me wrong on the Kennedys. I’m no big fan at all. Think of this as gang war where one family gets bumped off by another. These families and forces vie for power and when they feel threatened they respond with violence. The Kennedys didn’t plan on the level of retaliation that they ran into while opposing the existing power structure.

When you get to this level in politics every family is immoral. Cream does not rise to the top. The Kennedy’s made their money in rum-running. Canada never had prohibition and sold booze to the US by powerboat from Canada. The Kennedys had a large part in that.

Joe Kennedy worked on Wall Street as an investment banker and profited from the Crash of 1929. Roosevelt put him in charge of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) as its first commissioner to fix the problems that led up to the crash. The reason given was he knew more about it since he was involved in it. There’s a joke for you.

Nope, not a fan just commenting on the elimination of a powerful American family. Just imagine the power of the people involved in their elimination and the power to cover it up.

Jack Kennedy did take a stand against the FED, against the Vietnam war (the documents showing the plans to reduce our involvement in Vietnam War) and was quote, “... going to scatter the CIA to the winds.” Allen Dulles (CIA head) was fired by Kennedy and that pissed off the CIA. Dulles got payback when he was appointed to the Warren Commission to find out why Oswald killed Kennedy and not to find out what happened. The entire commission was rigged. Who had the power to do that? Interesting question right?


48 posted on 08/26/2009 9:29:32 PM PDT by Alex Kida
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