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Ground broken for Kennedy Senate Institute
Boston Globe ^

Posted on 04/08/2011 12:31:33 PM PDT by matt04

The words and spirit of Senator Edward M. Kennedy were evoked this morning at the groundbreaking ceremony for the educational institute that will bear the late Democrat’s name.

Under glorious skies, hundreds of former staffers, local and national political figures, as well as average citizens, flocked to the groundbreaking for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. It will be built, starting later this summer, on Columbia Point next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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The ceremony included a film about Kennedy’s nearly 47-year career, which ended in August 2009 when he died of brain cancer. President Obama was a surprise narrator for a portion of the film.

The nearly 90-minute event concluded with a ceremonial dirt-tossing exercise.

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The most political of the day’s remarks came from Governor Deval Patrick, who said the institute and its educational component were badly needed amid the partisanship that had brought the country to the brink of a government shutdown.

He complained about the “poisonous” atmosphere created by “the so-called conservative movement” that was sapping the country of its optimism.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: devalpatrick; edwardkennedy; kennedy; obama

1 posted on 04/08/2011 12:31:37 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Oh pleeeezzzzz


2 posted on 04/08/2011 12:33:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: matt04

Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.


3 posted on 04/08/2011 12:34:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: matt04

I just broke wind. Figured it was appropriate.


4 posted on 04/08/2011 12:34:13 PM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: matt04

Inside they should have a replica of Poucha Pond and a submerged vehicle as a reminder of Ted Kennedy’s accomplishments.

And no federal funding for this boondoggle! Let the Kennedy Family pay for this crap.


5 posted on 04/08/2011 12:34:26 PM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: matt04

Will there be a dead girl in a car in a river as part of the landscaping?


6 posted on 04/08/2011 12:35:46 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: matt04

Mary Jo Kopechne could not attend.


7 posted on 04/08/2011 12:36:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: matt04
Exhibit A:




On the Bookshelf:


8 posted on 04/08/2011 12:36:55 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: matt04
The words and spirit of Senator Edward M. Kennedy were evoked...

<Kennedy Accent>It...ahh...shoore is haut down he-ah. Ahh...whey-ah ahh the whoores?</Kennedy Accent>
9 posted on 04/08/2011 12:37:38 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: matt04

As long as no public taxpayer money is used for that crap sam’wich, however those ubber elite/ubber rich want to spend their money to sustain that lie is their business.

Please tell me no public money is being spent on that.


10 posted on 04/08/2011 12:38:31 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: matt04

It’s rat-infested before the foundation is even poured.


11 posted on 04/08/2011 12:38:35 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: matt04

Will this Kennedy Institute be a haven for all the drunks in congress?


12 posted on 04/08/2011 12:38:49 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: matt04
THE MARY JO POOL LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE INSTITUTE Photobucket
13 posted on 04/08/2011 12:39:52 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: matt04
This is ‘The Addams Family’ meets politics. The very phrase ‘black humor’ doesn't even begin to touch this event. “Ceremonial dirt throwing’ followed by Gov Dumbbell Patrick intoning that the ‘So-called conservative movement was draining the nation of optimism’. No satirist could get away with this. A Teddy Kennedy Senate Institute. The shtick is endless...will there be a special exhibit room for notable long distance swimmers in the US Senate. Will there be special studies on Senators and drunk driving or Senatorial sexual indulgence. Finally will there be a special award offered annually on the anniversary of the famed distance swim on Cape Cod for heroic actions by a member of the Senate and its staff.
14 posted on 04/08/2011 12:41:28 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: matt04

“a ceremonial dirt-tossing exercise”

We go to the range, they toss dirt.


15 posted on 04/08/2011 12:41:50 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: matt04

How much did the Ruskies contribute?


16 posted on 04/08/2011 12:42:00 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: matt04

Were the words at the entrance in Russian? To celebrate his handlers? To commemorate his working with the Soviets to defeat Reagan?
Just checking.


17 posted on 04/08/2011 12:43:21 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: matt04

18 posted on 04/08/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: matt04
The words and spirit of Senator Edward M. Kennedy were evoked this morning at the groundbreaking ceremony for the educational institute that will bear the late Democrat’s name.

I hear the wings in the Institute Cafe are great! Old family recipe. Cover in cold salt water, return in twelve hours, and remove from back seat..POT! Remove from pot.

19 posted on 04/08/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: matt04

Waste of frickin’ money.


20 posted on 04/08/2011 12:48:10 PM PDT by VeeP22
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To: matt04

Gag.

Your tax dollars at work. It grieves me to know that I helped pay for this pagan temple.


21 posted on 04/08/2011 12:49:15 PM PDT by jtal
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To: matt04

The motto over the door should read:

“He was a traitor,” like a bell
Of silver Truth replied:
“Traitor to more than country’s call
Or patriot’s loyal pride—
“Traitor to freedom when he sought
To subjugate the free—
Traitor to love when, steeped in hate,
He crossed the distant sea—
“Traitor to conscience when he stilled
Its cry of pain within—
Nay, traitor to his country too
For helping her to sin.”


22 posted on 04/08/2011 12:53:09 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: matt04
I'm sure the useful idiots of Russia had lots and lots of optimism too as the start of the bolshevik hopenchange revolution! So did the French peasants before their revolutionry messiah of hopenchange, Robespierre's, reign of terror descended on their country, as did the Iranian useful idiot college students and their professors who marched optimistically in the streets for their messiah of hopenchange, khomeini. All of this is the best indication of the utter exceptionalism of this land, that has been able to nip her own devil-messiah of hopenchange in the butt before it gets too late and knock some sense into her American useful idiots through the rise of the Tea Party patriots. Now these American Bolsheviks are crying us a river for the "so-called Conservatives" sapping their energy and optimism! Cry me a river, you despicable treasonous morons. We just saved the country from your disgusting ways! One day all Americans will be thankful for what we did!
23 posted on 04/08/2011 12:53:37 PM PDT by parisa
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To: matt04
Is there going to be a bar with dark private booths for waitress and date groping?
24 posted on 04/08/2011 12:55:36 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: matt04

Thats one thing about Ted Kennedy there is a lot that people can learn from his poor example as a human being.

You can learn how to grow up as a rich spoiled brat and then learn how to kill someone and get away with it.

All I can say is Good Riddance to him and thank god he won’t darken the steps of the United States Senate ever again.


25 posted on 04/08/2011 12:55:36 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: matt04
The words and spirit of Senator Edward M. Kennedy were evoked this morning...

ummm.... "Hold your breath, I'll be right back ?"
26 posted on 04/08/2011 1:04:57 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: tumblindice

ended in August 2009 when he died of brain cancer

Didn’t read past that. Best part of the whole article.


27 posted on 04/08/2011 1:10:14 PM PDT by sheana
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To: RoadKingSE
The first 100 guests will receive complimentary copies of Teddy's blockbuster CD "Teddy's Tunes."

Hurry as supplies are limited and they'll go faster then Teddy's swim to the mainland from the scene of his crime.

Image hosting by Photobucket

Someone ought to erect a statue to Mary Jo on the Mall for keeping this reprobate out of the White House. She really DID give her life for her country.

The joke around Boston – whose residents kept sending this moron back to Washington (probably to keep THEIR daughters safe) -- used to be that Teddy was down to his last brain cell. Looks like even THAT one finally gave up the ghost.

For those who believe I should have more respect for the departed, I have as much respect and concern for this guy as he displayed for the young woman struggling for her last breath of air in the back seat of the submerged Oldsmobile this drunk Lothario drove off that bridge.

28 posted on 04/08/2011 1:11:56 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: RoadKingSE
The first 100 guests will receive complimentary copies of Teddy's blockbuster CD "Teddy's Tunes."

Hurry as supplies are limited and they'll go faster then Teddy's swim to the mainland from the scene of his crime.

Image hosting by Photobucket

Someone ought to erect a statue to Mary Jo on the Mall for keeping this reprobate out of the White House. She really DID give her life for her country.

The joke around Boston – whose residents kept sending this moron back to Washington (probably to keep THEIR daughters safe) -- used to be that Teddy was down to his last brain cell. Looks like even THAT one finally gave up the ghost.

For those who believe I should have more respect for the departed, I have as much respect and concern for this guy as he displayed for the young woman struggling for her last breath of air in the back seat of the submerged Oldsmobile this drunk Lothario drove off that bridge.

29 posted on 04/08/2011 1:11:59 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: matt04

“Under glorious skies ... Governor Deval Patrick, who said the institute and its educational component were badly needed amid the partisanship that had brought the country to the brink of a government shutdown.”

‘Comrades!’ he cried in an eager youthful voice. ‘Attention, comrades! We have glorious news for you. We have won the battle with Republican reptiles and the poisonous” atmosphere they have created and advanced by the so-called `conservative movement’ that was sapping the country, vampire-like, of its optimism!
Returns now completed show that Big Bro’s approval ratings are 99.99%, that costs of foodstuffs have dropped by 40%, that the cost of gasoline has in fact dropped 30% and that the standard of living has risen by no less than 20% over the past year.
All over Amerika this morning, my dear comrades, there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when workers marched out of factories and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to our beloved late Comrade Kennedy, Hero of the People, and glorious Big Bro,’ for the new, happy life which their wise leadership has bestowed upon us!

I have read and approved this message.
Barak `Big Bro’ Obama A/K/A, etc. (and so on)
I have read and allowed whatever-his-real-name-is to crib my notes for his narration.
Devil Patrick


30 posted on 04/08/2011 1:12:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (Comrades!)
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To: matt04

how big is the bar going to be?


31 posted on 04/08/2011 1:14:08 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: matt04
the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

Hmm? I'm not sure??
That's a pretty weird name for a Gin Mill - Nudie Bar.

32 posted on 04/08/2011 1:20:23 PM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: matt04
Now we build institutes to squatters.
33 posted on 04/08/2011 1:55:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Condor51

Or cathouse. I just hope they remove his trashy rotting corpse from Arlington and dump it here. It no more belongs in Arlington than Bennedict Arnold’s.


34 posted on 04/08/2011 1:56:05 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Sorry for typos: typed with IPhone)
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To: matt04
The interior:


35 posted on 04/08/2011 1:58:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: matt04
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

For the life of me, I can't figure out what that is supposed to mean.

36 posted on 04/08/2011 2:15:48 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: matt04

I wonder if they have a ‘67 Oldsmobile to put on a pole out front, kinda like you see old, retired jet fighters outside air bases.


37 posted on 04/08/2011 3:51:04 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: Dick Bachert

Dick, your post is measured, accurate and G-rated.

I couldn’t do that.


38 posted on 04/08/2011 4:49:25 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: sergeantdave

Thanks.


39 posted on 04/09/2011 3:14:54 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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