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ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
ABC News special report. ^ | 08/26/2009

Posted on 08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT by Gigantor

Senator Ted Kennedy has died.


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To: PowerPro

Me too but I will say I was impressed to learn that as a young man he climbed the Matterhorn. So that's one positive thing I guess if you count mountain climbing as such.

501 posted on 08/26/2009 6:27:19 AM PDT by xp38
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To: wagglebee
Kennedy wrote a letter last week ...

Aug. 11, 2009

502 posted on 08/26/2009 6:28:02 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Gigantor

I just knew that Jim would have to bring in extra staff to delete many comments regarding the death of Sen. Kennedy.

I guess he couldn’t find any people. (Just look at some!!)

I have no comments to add one way or the other - either positive or negative - on the death of Edward Kennedy.

I’m just here to see the reactions of others.


503 posted on 08/26/2009 6:28:48 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Gigantor

Prayers for Ted and his family...may he rest in peace.


504 posted on 08/26/2009 6:30:08 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: xp38
Are you sure it wasn't this one?


505 posted on 08/26/2009 6:32:13 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Gigantor
If the past is indicative of the future there will be no MSM fawning too great over the death of a Kennedy - a gold digger social climber would blush watching the American press in it's full butt kissing glory...
506 posted on 08/26/2009 6:32:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (Journalists - - stenographers for Democrats - it wasn't always that way...)
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Another article...

“Sen. Edward Kennedy, 77, dies after cancer battle”

By GLEN JOHNSON and BOB SALSBERG

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_TED_KENNEDY?SITE=WCMHTV&SECTION=NATIONAL&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-08-26-09-14-55


507 posted on 08/26/2009 6:33:45 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Fili et Spiritus Sancti.)
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To: paulycy

:) could be...but I did learn of it while visiting Zermatt Switzerland (the town below the Matterhorn)


508 posted on 08/26/2009 6:34:01 AM PDT by xp38
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To: BP2

Yep - the press saw the cowardly drunk driver as an equal victim. Creepy.


509 posted on 08/26/2009 6:38:34 AM PDT by GOPJ (Journalists - - stenographers for Democrats - it wasn't always that way...)
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To: Gigantor

Not even goin’ there, since I can’t be banned for what I’m thinkin’.


510 posted on 08/26/2009 6:41:53 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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For this moment, may he rest in peace, and may Almighty God have mercy on his soul:

Ted Kennedy’s eulogy for RFK:

http://www.history.com/video.do?name=militaryhistory&bcpid=1681694250&bclid=1683773341&bctid=1295348251


511 posted on 08/26/2009 6:42:42 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Fili et Spiritus Sancti.)
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To: xp38

Well, credit where credit is due. I’ve never climbed anything like that, except the Saddleback mountains in Southern California and they aren’t very high.


512 posted on 08/26/2009 6:43:45 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Gigantor; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; dixiechick2000; ...

I MISSED this news until a few minutes ago when I
turned on WBAP Talk Radio 820 AM on the dial.

Mark Davis is talkin’ ‘bout this.

So sorry for the LATE MEGA Ping!

Ping! Ping! Ping!


513 posted on 08/26/2009 6:48:33 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks. It puts things in perspective.Now send a copy to our esteemed president.


514 posted on 08/26/2009 6:53:16 AM PDT by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: Rastus
"The Mary Jo Kopechne wikipedia entry has been locked due to vandalism."

I wonder what their definition of vandalism is. Could it be that the truth about dead Teddy was being written?

515 posted on 08/26/2009 6:53:59 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Gigantor

RIP Senator Kennedy. May God give rest to your soul.


516 posted on 08/26/2009 6:55:21 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: Yossarian

What Yo said!!

My FIL (visiting from India) told me he’d heard on CNN reports about how Kennedy was always ‘the voice of reason in Congress, always even tempered, just the life of the party’—
the power-grabbing shenanigans & rewriting of history has begun!!!


517 posted on 08/26/2009 6:56:05 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Rebelbase

Ted falling on his sword for HolyO’s ‘health care’ bill?? Now that’s devotion!! How will the libs use his death? “Oh, if only he’d had the kind of care he would have gotten with Obamacare, he might be still with us today!!”

GAG ME! >:-O


518 posted on 08/26/2009 6:57:46 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Gigantor

Yet just a few days ago HE wrote that letter requesting the law be changed regarding his replacement?


519 posted on 08/26/2009 7:00:04 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: Brugmansian

I respect anybody who can quote Marlowe or Ovid, but my Latin is not strong enough to translate.


520 posted on 08/26/2009 7:00:35 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Saw posted on DRUDGE.

May he RIP.

Now the circus begins.

Would be curious how much the Government is going to pay his wife for the rest of her life.

What were the choices and cost of Ted's end of life Government Paid Care.

Will Obamacare give the rest of us who have paid Kennedy's bills the kind of benefits???

521 posted on 08/26/2009 7:01:13 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: bustinchops
Found this TK quote online. Does anyone know if he really said it?

"I just couldn't bear the thought of anyone drowning in a river while trying to make a better life for themselves." --- Senator Ted Kennedy speaking on amnesty for those crossing the Rio Grande.

522 posted on 08/26/2009 7:02:23 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Millions of Vietnamese and Mary Jo have greeted him and sent him on his way down — way down.

It will be my great pleasure to p!ss on his grave if I get the chance.

ted, you commie murderer — the world is better off without you.

Now that the last of that evil family is gone, our national nightmare is finally over.


523 posted on 08/26/2009 7:04:14 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: mass55th
"I just couldn't bear the thought of anyone drowning in a river while trying to make a better life for themselves." --- Senator Ted Kennedy speaking on amnesty for those crossing the Rio Grande.

A few years back he named his dog "Splash".That fact alone makes this quote completely credible,IMO.

524 posted on 08/26/2009 7:04:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Yossarian
Praying for the repose of his soul.

Let those who loved him bury their dead.

There is time enough to argue our political differences at a later time.

525 posted on 08/26/2009 7:08:13 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Gigantor
     
526 posted on 08/26/2009 7:08:29 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: ccmay

Relativistic/Moral Equivalency B/S


527 posted on 08/26/2009 7:11:23 AM PDT by Jacksonian Grouch (God has granted us Freedom; we owe Him our courage in return)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thats OK, people need to sleep sometimes


528 posted on 08/26/2009 7:12:10 AM PDT by GeronL (Ted is dead, sir- begins train ride to hell .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: maggief

Kennedy wrote a letter last week??

Thats a lot of stress on a 1000 lb old and sick perv


529 posted on 08/26/2009 7:14:02 AM PDT by GeronL (Ted is dead, sir- begins train ride to hell .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Marie2

May God have mercy on his soul.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++
He’s gonna need it!


530 posted on 08/26/2009 7:17:46 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Gigantor; All
ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE

the last thing Chappaquiddick Ted saw before the lights dimmed out

JG

531 posted on 08/26/2009 7:17:53 AM PDT by Jacksonian Grouch (God has granted us Freedom; we owe Him our courage in return)
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To: Shannon

Power grab prior to death—Teddy trying to keep the liberals in charge in Congress—they wrote that law to prevent Republicans/others from gaining power—looks like it might come back to bite them in the butt!


532 posted on 08/26/2009 7:18:04 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Everyone needs to remain civil about this, and I have it on good authority that the Admin Mods have received "special" posting guidelines for these very serious "Death Threads" against US Senators here at FR. Here is that secret memo that I obtained through very great risk to my person. If you never hear from me again after this, just address messages to me, care of Club Gitmo, "FR Special Annex". They'll know where to find me...


FROM: Jim Thompson, Head Cheeze, FreeRepublic.com

TO: Admin Mods

SUBJ: Special posting guidelines for Ted Kennedy "Death Threads"

All right Troops, listen up! I have had repeated "Twitters" from Michele Malkin overnight demanding that I take steps here at Free Republic to keep the talk about the death of Senator Ted Kennedy civil. She tells me that there is a serious increase in the incidences of "death threads" about US Senators and demands that I lay down some rules in advance of any problems. I will be watching these FR "Death threads" very closely over the coming days and I want you all to do the same, and we want to avoid any unpleasant statements on these sad days leading up to Senator Kennedy's funeral. In that spirit, let me provide some special posting guidelines for these "Death Treads" here at FR.

Members reflecting that the Senator is no need of embalming fluid would be considered "unpleasant".

But a politely worded inquiry from a Member asking if it is true that the Senator's cremation will only require a wick and a match would be acceptable, abet close to the edge.

However, any suggestion by any member at FR that the Senator should be "buried at pond" will be severely frowned upon.

I hope this helps. Thank you for a brief moment of your time but really I must go, as I suddenly have this funny craving for some Chivas Regal and a Polish Secretary.

Thank you for your continued support of Free Republic.

Jim Thompson
Administrator
Free Republic dot com


533 posted on 08/26/2009 7:18:32 AM PDT by Bean Counter (No, I am Jim Thompson!!)
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To: Monkey Face
understood.

had i done what he DID, i would have died in prison.

free dixie SMOOCH,sw

534 posted on 08/26/2009 7:20:15 AM PDT by stand watie (Thus saith The Lord of Hosts, LET MY PEOPLE GO.)
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To: GeronL

Thanks.

And g’mornin’ !! :)

Timing is EVERYTHING, sometimes.

I was AWAKE when this news hit, but ...

I didn’t see it posted on FR and didn’t
have my Talk News on at THAT time of the
night.

So I casually get up and turn the radio on
and hear Mark Davis talkin’ about Ted Kennedy.
He didn’t hafta SAY Kennedy had passed. That
he was talkin’ about him, was enough to know
his time had come.


535 posted on 08/26/2009 7:24:19 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: Gigantor

May his family find solace in this time of grief.

May his soul receive compassion and mercy in equal measure to that which he showed toward the most innocent while he lived.


536 posted on 08/26/2009 7:24:39 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: stand watie

Wouldn’t we all?

That’s OK. He’s beyond our judgement, now, and will get whatever he has earned.

*SMOOCH*

*HUG*


537 posted on 08/26/2009 7:24:44 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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To: RushCrush

538 posted on 08/26/2009 7:24:59 AM PDT by Peter Horry (Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded - John Randolph)
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To: nutmeg

I join in prayer for the family and loved ones!


539 posted on 08/26/2009 7:25:34 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: MeekOneGOP

How long before you hear them talking about great and wonderful Robert Byrd was [not]


540 posted on 08/26/2009 7:25:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Ted is dead, sir- begins train ride to hell .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Bean Counter
Stock Price of Pernod Ricard (distiller of Chivas Regal) down 2.16% since the announcement of Ted Kennedy's death.

Coincidence? . . . I think not.
541 posted on 08/26/2009 7:26:12 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Defend America from the Communist.)
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To: Gigantor

UPI: “Funeral plans include a burial-at-pond. It was reported that upon Kennedy’s death the average weight for a United States Senator has fallen by 15 pounds.”


542 posted on 08/26/2009 7:26:52 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: All

We must pass health care reform in memory of Uncle Ted...

I see this as the next headline..


543 posted on 08/26/2009 7:27:19 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: mware

“Let those who loved him bury their dead.”

I do feel sorry for the owners of Chivas Regal, various pepper spary and mace manufacturers, and the bartender at the Rose & Crown.


544 posted on 08/26/2009 7:28:00 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Defend America from the Communist.)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Due to my disrespect for this subhuman murderer, I have tried to avoid all threads, so:


other parts of this comment # --- self censored by Arrowhead1952.


545 posted on 08/26/2009 7:28:12 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: Bean Counter

Would saying he is no longer eligible for the “Cash for Clunkers” program be inappropriate?


546 posted on 08/26/2009 7:28:56 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (All Hail the Community Organizer in Chief)
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To: Gigantor

As a Catholic Christian I’ll keep him family in my prayers and may he rest in peace. Out of respect for his family I’ll decline to make any other comments.


547 posted on 08/26/2009 7:28:59 AM PDT by Pippin (Time Lady seeking liberals for target practice)
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To: VU4G10; geege

LOL


548 posted on 08/26/2009 7:30:51 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKEES! I LOVE MY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Catsrus

The health care bill will be his last service for the Party.

May he find peace.


549 posted on 08/26/2009 7:30:58 AM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: Bean Counter; Jim Robinson; Jim Thompson; PhilDragoo; devolve; potlatch; Fiddlstix

Yep!

Thanks for that! :)

Now, then ... that being said.

** He’s dead, Jim! **


550 posted on 08/26/2009 7:31:45 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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