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Kennedy Institute funding denied
Boston Herald ^ | 12/18/10 | Hillary Chabot

Posted on 12/18/2010 12:40:00 AM PST by raccoonradio

But groundbreaking in spring

The founding president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate yesterday said he is giving up on seeking federal funds for the legacy project, $30 million short of the total the institute has requested from Congress.

“We had this request in and we felt that either we get it this year or we don’t, and we’re not going to go back,” said Peter Meade, president of the institute. “I doubt we’re going back to ask for any more.

The institute, a $150 million project to honor the liberal lion, already has nabbed $38 million in federal dollars.

Bay State pols U.S. Sen. John Kerry and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey had sought another $30 million this year, only to see it get slashed down to $8.5 million as an anti-earmark tide swept over Capitol Hill.

The final $8.5 million died along with the Senate Democrats’ $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill this week.

“Sen. Kerry has always believed that the Kennedy Institute will become one of the nation’s preeminent civic educational institutions,” said Kerry spokeswoman Whitney Smith, who added that the project, backed by federal funding “combined with the lion’s share of private funding, will make a difference in Mass achusetts for generations to come.”

Markey’s spokeswoman, Giselle Barry, said the congressman had pushed for federal funding because the institute “will also be a source of tourism dollars once completed and serve as a unique educational destination for UMass students.”

The additional taxpayer funds would have been used toward the endowment and to create a civics course, Meade said.

The two-story, 40,000- square-foot institute will stand adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum at Columbia Point. It will include a replica of Ted Kennedy’s Washington office, as well as classrooms and a digital library.

“We’re still breaking ground this spring,” said Meade, who added that construction is slated to be completed by 2014.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: funding; institute; teddy; tedkennedy; unca
Kerry's second wife's first husband's trust fund has lots of money. Why doesn't he donate? (He will, right after he pays the taxes on his boat)
1 posted on 12/18/2010 12:40:02 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Artists rendition:


2 posted on 12/18/2010 12:42:07 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

First, kick his traitor sorry rotting corps out of Arlington Cemetery. Next, not one red commie freaking dime from Congress to fund this sick twisted boondoggle!


3 posted on 12/18/2010 12:47:05 AM PST by Dogbert41
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To: raccoonradio

About 6 drunks a year would stumble in. The Kennedy name should be stricken from history’s memory..


4 posted on 12/18/2010 12:55:35 AM PST by goat granny
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To: raccoonradio
the legacy project

A few hookers and a bottle of scotch - $2 grand - tops.

5 posted on 12/18/2010 12:55:38 AM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: raccoonradio

We, taxpayers, spend millions, even billions to fund lies. Davie Crockett was right. Crockett was ahead of his time. Too bad there have been so few like Mr. Crockett since.


6 posted on 12/18/2010 1:00:02 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: raccoonradio
"the legacy project"

What's that? A restoration of a 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88, building of a set and re-enactment over a certain bridge in Massachusetts?

Yeah, good "legacy project." I say give 'em the $30 mil.

7 posted on 12/18/2010 1:00:29 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: Libloather

The Tides Foundation should fund it.


8 posted on 12/18/2010 1:00:58 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: raccoonradio

I even had a name for the restaurant at the Kennedy Institute. It would be called “Waitress Sammies.” They could have slogans like “ check out our one for two specials and by all means bring a friend.” Senator Dodd would do the grand opening and the first waitress.


9 posted on 12/18/2010 1:02:48 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: raccoonradio

“Sen. Kerry has always believed that the Kennedy Institute will become one of the nation’s preeminent civic educational institutions,” said Kerry spokeswoman Whitney Smith

Rest assured, if J. F’n Kerry said it, the outcome is guaranteed to be 180 degrees opposite of his opinion.

If anything, this Institute should hold seminars on swimming, sandwich construction, bootlegging, infidelity, tax evasion, and cures for obesity.


10 posted on 12/18/2010 1:13:35 AM PST by bkopto ("I like being President. And it turns out I'm pretty good at it." Barack Obama, February 2009)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

And meanwhile the Boston Globe is lamenting the soon-to-be-absence of Ted’s son Patrick from the House (he was leaving due to illness: the voters got sick of him as Howie
Carr puts it). No more Kennedys serving in Washington, oh no! But fear not—some say Ted’s widow Vicky is being, as they say, ‘urged to run’ against Scott Brown.


11 posted on 12/18/2010 1:19:08 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

If its so important, why doesn’t the Kennedy family fund it out of their own pockets? Liberals always want to use other people’s money for their own glorification.


12 posted on 12/18/2010 1:21:01 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Obama has demonstrated to the world the failure of Affirmative Action)
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To: Conservative Tsunami

13 posted on 12/18/2010 1:22:41 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
LOL...From the ad: "A whole host of safety features..."

(Yet it still sunk.)

Beautiful car...when dry and un-submerged. And a driver NOT named Kennedy behind the wheel.

14 posted on 12/18/2010 1:28:31 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: raccoonradio

She should fit right in, I seem to remember her daddy served some time in jail for some type of fraud.


15 posted on 12/18/2010 1:32:57 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: raccoonradio

Attempting to honor another fraud with our money.


16 posted on 12/18/2010 1:34:15 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Conservative Tsunami

And of course as National Lampoon pointed out “If Ted Kennedy drove a VW Bug He’s Be President Today”


17 posted on 12/18/2010 1:35:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: The Cajun

yup

>>BOSTON—The billboard-sized photo of Vicki Kennedy beside one of the major highways entering Boston is impossible to overlook.
The question is, what message is it sending?

Is it merely touting, as the sign reads, the attendance of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s widow at a mayoral event on immigrants and diversity? Or is it part of a low-wattage effort to maintain Vicki Kennedy’s profile for a possible 2012 campaign against the man who succeeded her husband, Republican Sen. Scott Brown?

That’s the hope of the roughly 1,700 members of a Facebook group “Vicki Kennedy for Senator of Massachusetts in 2012.”

The interest is shared by some Democrats looking for a heavy-hitting challenger to Brown, who staged an extraordinary upset in January to claim the seat Edward Kennedy had held for nearly a half-century.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/12/02/whats_message_in_billboard_touting_vicki_kennedy/


18 posted on 12/18/2010 1:37:38 AM PST by raccoonradio
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19 posted on 12/18/2010 2:03:33 AM PST by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: raccoonradio
The institute, a $150 million project to honor the liberal lion, already has nabbed $38 million in federal dollars.

Too bad this is the first I've heard of the so-called Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate (whatever the hell that means), or I'd have bombarded Congress with demands that not one cent of taxpayer money go to fund this mess.

By the way, why is it that the Kennedys seem to feel the need to have more memorials than anyone else? Since when does a dead senator get the equivalent of a presidential library?

Since this "institute" is adjacent to JFK's presidential library how soon will it be before the Kennedys manage to have the National Archives and/or Park Service take over responsibility for running the damned thing.

20 posted on 12/18/2010 2:09:53 AM PST by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: freekitty

Exactly. Kennedy should be a national shame...not someone to be honored in anyway.


21 posted on 12/18/2010 2:14:10 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: raccoonradio

Tell Carolyn to come up with some dollars, you know!


22 posted on 12/18/2010 2:42:17 AM PST by Carley (ISRAEL.......NOT SO ALONE!!!)
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To: raccoonradio
Ted’s widow Vicky is being, as they say, ‘urged to run’ against Scott Brown.

Not a pretty picture. Adding embarrassment to defeat.

23 posted on 12/18/2010 3:23:09 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: metesky
IIRC the commercial said, "The Volkswagen will float...but not forever." Kinda like their commercial billboard showing a bug with a flat left front tire.

Caption read, "Nobody's perfect". Won best commercial of the year, I think.

24 posted on 12/18/2010 4:47:26 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: raccoonradio

If it’s such an important civic educational institution, then I think the Kennedy spawn and other rich liberals should fund the damn place; and leave the American Taxpayers out of it.


25 posted on 12/18/2010 5:21:13 AM PST by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: raccoonradio
Good Grief!! The Kennedy's get a percentage of every bottle of Scotch that is imported into this country!!

FUND IT YOURSELVES!!!

26 posted on 12/18/2010 5:41:36 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: raccoonradio

Fill a goldfish bowl with Chivas Regal. Stick in a Barbie doll face-down. Mount atop an Oldsmobile.

Done.


27 posted on 12/18/2010 6:41:24 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: raccoonradio
And of course as National Lampoon pointed out “If Ted Kennedy drove a VW Bug He’s Be President Today”

Funny stuff.

I think somewhere there was an ad/picture of a VW floating and bobbing in the water, wasn't there?

28 posted on 12/18/2010 9:13:10 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: raccoonradio
The institute, a $150 million project to honor the liberal lion, already has nabbed $38 million in federal dollars.

Thats 38 million worth of children kicked out of access to health care.

(I'm using alinsky tactics)

29 posted on 12/18/2010 11:40:40 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: anniegetyourgun

Seems there are people on both sides that are sick of the Kennedys too.


30 posted on 12/18/2010 12:45:07 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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