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Joe Kennedy III engaged to be married
Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | January 13, 2012

Posted on 01/14/2012 7:11:44 AM PST by Zakeet

It's been a busy month for Joseph Kennedy III.

The son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy is engaged to be married to Lauren Anne Birchfield, a fellow Harvard Law School graduate.

The announcement comes a little more than a week after the 31-year-old Kennedy formed an exploratory committee as a first step toward a run for the U.S. House seat held by retiring Rep. Barney Frank.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; joekennedy; joekennedyiii; josephkennedyiii; kennedy; laurenannebirchfield; marriage; robertfkennedy; silverspoons; theonepercent
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He's Booby Kennedy's grandson ... as you can probably tell by the strong family resemblance.

1 posted on 01/14/2012 7:11:48 AM PST by Zakeet
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hmmm...he just announced his run last week and now he’s getting married. Sounds CONVENIENT!


2 posted on 01/14/2012 7:14:45 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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sounds like he’s getting ready to kick off a career in politics. Now all he has to do is to kiss up to a dictator and kill a girl and he’s all set..


3 posted on 01/14/2012 7:15:44 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: Zakeet

4 posted on 01/14/2012 7:17:02 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Zakeet

How many milli-seconds do you think will pass before he starts cheating?


5 posted on 01/14/2012 7:17:49 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Illegal aliens do not belong in the USA. Deport Obama.)
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To: Zakeet

Predictable Media Response:

“Camelot, Camelot, Camelot, SWOOOOON!!”


6 posted on 01/14/2012 7:19:26 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Zakeet
He looks way older than 31. Sorry to hear that he is the son of that jerk of a father. I won't go so far to say this is a marriage of convenience. If it was his father, I would say that for sure but his guy is still a kid and has a clean slate. I don't believe he has been in any trouble. Who knows he might turn out great. You can't help who your parents are and he got a bum rap in that department.
7 posted on 01/14/2012 7:19:26 AM PST by napscoordinator (Vote for the conservative with the most delegates, Santorum 2012!)
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To: Zakeet

No free oil for you!

Oh sorry - wrong Joe.


8 posted on 01/14/2012 7:19:30 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Zakeet

My condolences to Lauren and her family.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 7:20:03 AM PST by AU72
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To: Zakeet
Ugh. Just when I was enjoying a Camelot-free America.

It is just so disgusting, how this tribe of mental-defectives with open sewage for morals keeps getting shoved in our faces by a demonic media.

And there's enough filth and lowlife in Boston for him to thrust his hideous mug into Congress. It's just such a shame about Massachusetts, which used to be where honest Yankees lived.

Remember how Carolina Kennedy opened up her mouth and showed off her Forrest Gump IQ without the Forrest Gump moral foundation?

Stupid Kennedy men married cows with liquified brains to produce this hoard of ugly whelps...

Wonder what kind of stupid wh*re he's "marrying"? Probably just another Kennedy "beard."

10 posted on 01/14/2012 7:20:04 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Zakeet

Got to keep up those old family traditions...
Like serial adultery.

Can’t do THAT as a single guy.


11 posted on 01/14/2012 7:20:36 AM PST by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: newnhdad

The Kennedys: can’t drive, can’t fly, can’t ski, can’t pilot a boat, but they know what’s best for us.


12 posted on 01/14/2012 7:21:28 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Mamzelle

You forgot Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who lost to Bob Erlich for Md Gov..


13 posted on 01/14/2012 7:27:00 AM PST by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Zakeet; All
Ever notice that when political dynasties attempt to merge, it almost always fails...

Andy Cuomo, now Gov of NY, and viewed as a rising star in Dem circles..was once married to Kerry Kennedy...It was a long, messy divorce...and then there's Sen Boxer's daughter, who was briefly married to Hillary's brother..

14 posted on 01/14/2012 7:30:06 AM PST by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: ken5050

Carrot Top will be facing ex-Marine Sean Bielat who lost to Barney Frank (125,823, 53.9% to 101,315, 43.4%) the last time around.

The 4th District has been redrawn elimanating New Bedford, Sean has a decent chance of taking it this time around imo.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2832768/posts


15 posted on 01/14/2012 7:33:03 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Zakeet

These trust fund millionaires do not need to work, they don’t need a job, so they sit around with nothing to do, get bored and go in to politics.

They are more than willing to help those less fortunate than themselves, as long as they can spend MY money to do it and not theirs.

I have a bellyfull of Kennedy’s, Bush’s ,and ,Romneys.

The only thing worse is a Kenyan Muslim rich guy, who lets his aunt go on welfare and his Uncle drive drunk around the country


16 posted on 01/14/2012 7:33:36 AM PST by Venturer
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To: ken5050

Don’t overlook the union of two crime families, Clinton and Mezvinsky.


17 posted on 01/14/2012 7:34:08 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Sworn in as an honorary Texan.)
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To: Old Sarge

“Shhh. It’s only a model.”


18 posted on 01/14/2012 7:36:58 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Zakeet

Ted and I will drink to that!


19 posted on 01/14/2012 7:37:08 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Ann Archy

And the lemmings of Assachussets will probably vote for him which is akin to voting for a Kardashian.


20 posted on 01/14/2012 7:38:47 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Illegal aliens do not belong in the USA. Deport Obama.)
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To: ken5050

There are going to be lots of Kennedy weddings for the media to swoon over. His twin brother just got engaged and Michael Kennedy/Frank Giffords grand daughter is also newly engaged.


21 posted on 01/14/2012 7:48:23 AM PST by surrey
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

How many milli-seconds do you think will pass before he starts cheating?


Well, we don’t want to get personal, but, you do wonder about the Kennedys. The way Kennedy men treat females is not something that would cause any girl to want to marry a Kennedy.

Who in the heck decided that the Kennedys are American royalty in the first place???????


22 posted on 01/14/2012 7:52:19 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Zakeet

Jeez. Do we ever run out of these guys? By the way, I thought Franks seat was on the chopping block based on the fact that Mass. was losing a seat because of 2010 census.


23 posted on 01/14/2012 7:59:31 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Zakeet

I have the perfect shower gifts for the bride-to-be.....a lifejacket and jaws-of-life!


24 posted on 01/14/2012 8:00:56 AM PST by mardi59
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To: Mamzelle
Ugh. Just when I was enjoying a Camelot-free America.

Yeah, same here.

25 posted on 01/14/2012 8:03:12 AM PST by ContraryMary (Obama = Carter redux)
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To: Ann Archy

What self respecting girl would marry into that family?


26 posted on 01/14/2012 8:04:29 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You beat me to it. I was going to ask how long its going to take for him to down a gallon of Chivas and cheat on her with the 15 year old babysitter? Frakkin’ Kennedys. I am so sick of all of them.


27 posted on 01/14/2012 8:05:12 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Zakeet

28 posted on 01/14/2012 8:07:17 AM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: Zakeet

he’ll cheat on her


29 posted on 01/14/2012 8:13:42 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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30 posted on 01/14/2012 8:16:22 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Mamzelle

“Ugh. Just when I was enjoying a Camelot-free America.
It is just so disgusting, how this tribe of mental-defectives with open sewage for morals keeps getting shoved in our faces by a demonic media.

And there’s enough filth and lowlife in Boston for him to thrust his hideous mug into Congress. It’s just such a shame about Massachusetts, which used to be where honest Yankees lived.

Remember how Carolina Kennedy opened up her mouth and showed off her Forrest Gump IQ without the Forrest Gump moral foundation?

Stupid Kennedy men married cows with liquified brains to produce this hoard of ugly whelps...

Wonder what kind of stupid wh*re he’s “marrying”? Probably just another Kennedy “beard.”

Heh, heh, now tell us what you REALLY think!

My comment would have been meaningless without copying your wonderful rant. The Kennedy klan is such a target-rich environment but I personally am glad that Teddy the Swimmer is still dead. It’s said his Arlington grave is heavily guarded since Scotch fumes are expected to rise from it for years to come and it draws the homeless like flies.

But yeah, the Kennedys are prolific, political, and likely to be bothering the rest of us non-Massholes for a very long time. Thank goodness that not one single one of them is known for being a mental giant. In fact, poor Rosemary was probably the smartest among them (remember, she was lobotomized for rebellion against Rose, not for retardation).


31 posted on 01/14/2012 8:17:34 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Zakeet

Poor woman. Hopefully, she signed a great prenump.


32 posted on 01/14/2012 8:22:29 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

My advice to the woman, don’t get into a car, boat or plane with him.


33 posted on 01/14/2012 8:23:10 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Zakeet

Will Mary Jo Kopechne be invited to the wedding?.....Oh, wait....nevermind.


34 posted on 01/14/2012 8:24:49 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: napscoordinator

He and his twin brother Matthew Rauch Kennedy (brother’s middle name is same as the surname for their birth mother,
Sheila Rauch; their dad tried to get the Catholic church to
annul the marriage) were both born in 1980, indeed. His brother was burned by some fireworks (illegal) lit off by his arrogant father. Boston talk host Howie Carr plays a clip from
the Godfather—the scene where Moe Green angrily confronts
Michael Corleone: “DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?” — to represent
Joe Kennedy II’s anger and sense of entitlement.

So far Joe III* hasn’t been in trouble; no drunken driving
situations involving drowning, no affairs with 14 yr old
babysitters, no rape charges, etc.

*—the lad should be Joe IV but the Kennedys somehow screwed it up. The patriarch was “Joe Sr.”, the one who died in WW II was “Joe Jr” (should have been Joe II);
RFK’s son is “Joe II” (should be Joe III) and he is
“Joe III” but should be Joe IV. For several years his dad,
now about 60 yrs old and white haired, has run TV ads for
Citizen’s Energy, heating oil provided by “the good people of Venezuela” (i.e., Chavez).

“Joe II”’s brother Michael also used to work for Citizens
Energy, as did Michael Skakel, nephew of Ethel Skakel
Kennedy (RFK’s wife). Michael Skakel of course is in prison now for Martha Moxley’s murder with a golf club, and I think it was Michael Skakel who spilled the beans about
Michael Kennedy’s affair with the 14 yr old babysitter...later Michael Kennedy would die when he skiied into a tree when the family was playing ski-touch-football.
Irony #1: Michael Skakel married a...golf pro (this after
the situation of beating Martha to death with a golf club).
Irony #2: Michael Skakel would also work driving Ted Kennedy...this despite that fact that Skakel, like Ted,
had a bit of a problem with the bottle.

What a fun family...we in MA can’t wait for more. (Better yet, let’s hope someone can beat him should he declare.
Sean Bielat, who ran against Barney Frank in ‘10 and put a good scare into him, has declared I believe and so has
a woman named Elizabeth Childs, IIRC, both GOP)


35 posted on 01/14/2012 8:29:55 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: dfwgator

“My advice to the woman, don’t get into a car, boat or plane with him.”

She should probably avoid golfing with him as well. When in doubt, give him a drink.


36 posted on 01/14/2012 8:33:31 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: jimbo123

Ted K’s drink of choice. The Kennedy family had a reputation for booze distributing, didn’t they?

From Wikipedia entry on Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.:
>>A recurring story about Kennedy is that he made money in bootlegging, the illegal importation and distribution of alcohol during Prohibition. Although there is no hard evidence of this, Kennedy did have extensive investments in the legal importation of spirits. The “bootlegging” story itself may be traceable to Canadian distiller Samuel Bronfman and to New England bootlegger Danny Walsh and his crime syndicate, which did in fact smuggle spirits across the Canadian–American border during this period. Post-Prohibition, Bronfman had a bitter rivalry with Kennedy in acquiring North American liquor distribution rights


37 posted on 01/14/2012 8:34:40 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Wow, what kind of dirt does the bride have *on* him, anyway?

Thanks Zakeet.


38 posted on 01/14/2012 8:38:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!)
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To: raccoonradio

(regarding the whole deal with Kennedys and suffixes to names,
in the “Talk” section of Wikipedia’s entry on Joe II—the
almost 60 yr old son of RFK—it says that Joe Jr’s death in
WW II resulted in RFK’s son moving up from being considered Joe III to being called Joe II; or, as I have thought, it may have to do with not being in a direct line. Joe II is the son of RFK, not the son of Joe Jr (who never lived to have kids IIRC). Similarly “Joe III” isn’t called Joe IV for that same
reason.

Whatever.)


39 posted on 01/14/2012 8:47:49 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Zakeet

Please God, spare us!!


40 posted on 01/14/2012 8:49:46 AM PST by Buddygirl
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To: jimbo123

Pass that to Joe 3’s mummy Sheila Rauch Kennedy

When Joe 2 knocked up his secretary and wanted an “annulment” so he could marry again and remain an unfaithful catholic, she refused to cooperate, took on the Kennedys and the Catholic church, and won


41 posted on 01/14/2012 8:52:23 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Good girls always seem attracted to bad boys.


42 posted on 01/14/2012 9:02:55 AM PST by monocle
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To: Zakeet

That family is so unattractive. JFK Jr., of course was the only exception.


43 posted on 01/14/2012 9:03:04 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: silverleaf

yes—from Wiki. entry on Joe II:
(Joe II married Sheila Rauch in 1979)


The couple had twin sons, Matthew Rauch Kennedy and Joseph Patrick Kennedy III (born 1980, in Boston); and (they) were legally divorced in 1991. Two years later, Kennedy asked the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for an annulment of the marriage on the grounds of “lack of due discretion of judgment”, meaning that he was mentally incapable of entering into marriage at the time of his wedding. An annulment would give the marriage the status of never having existed, and allow Kennedy to marry Anne Elizabeth “Beth” Kelly—his former staff member—in a Roman Catholic ceremony, as well as allow him to participate in other sacraments of the church, such as Holy Communion, not available to a divorced person who remarries. Rauch refused to agree to the annulment, and Kennedy married Kelly (born April 3, 1957) in a non-Catholic civil ceremony on October 23, 1993.

The Boston Archdiocese initially granted Kennedy the annulment, which was only discovered by Rauch after the decision in 1996. Rauch, who is an Episcopalian, wrote a book Shattered Faith: A Woman’s Struggle to Stop the Catholic Church from Annulling Her Marriage explaining that she was opposed to the concept of annulment, because it meant in Roman Catholic theology that the marriage had never actually existed, and claiming that the Kennedy family influence made it possible to unilaterally “cancel” a twelve-year marriage. A tribunal decision in favour of annulment is automatically appealed, and the decision is not effective until a second, conforming, sentence is granted. Instead of allowing the appeal to take place in the United States, Rauch appealed directly to the Holy See.

The original decision was overturned by the highest appellate tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church, the Roman Rota, in 2005. Rauch was informed of the decision by the Boston Archdiocese in 2007. As the first decision was never confirmed, there was no time at which the Church declared the marriage to be null or gave Kennedy permission to remarry.

etc


44 posted on 01/14/2012 9:03:32 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Mamzelle
Stupid Kennedy men married cows with liquified brains to produce this hoard of ugly whelps...

SO TRUE!I was trying to be nice in saying the same thing.

45 posted on 01/14/2012 9:06:34 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife
. JFK Jr., of course was the only exception.

Looks were all he had, he was as dumb as a stump, and he paid for it in the end with his life (and took two innocent people with him).

46 posted on 01/14/2012 9:06:57 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Who in the heck decided that the Kennedys are American royalty in the first place???????

Joe Kennedy did. Right after he bought the Ambassadorship to London with the million he made during prohibition.

47 posted on 01/14/2012 9:13:17 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Zakeet

The Kennedys are like cockroaches. Just when you think you have a handle on the problem more pop-up.


48 posted on 01/14/2012 9:28:38 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: Zakeet

“...after the 31-year-old Kennedy formed an exploratory committee”

For those that know the Kennedy family history, this term could have multiple meanings.


49 posted on 01/14/2012 9:33:59 AM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: Zakeet

Ah, forgive me folks but why in the wide world ‘o’ sports is something like this appearing here? Who gives a rip about the f’ing Kennedys?


50 posted on 01/14/2012 9:38:31 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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