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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: Reagan Man

Ha! you got mine. Good Riddance!!!


701 posted on 08/26/2009 6:32:23 PM PDT by BrianE (The great object is that every man be armed - Patrick Henry)
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To: Still Thinking

“I was impressed to learn that as a young man he climbed the Matterhorn.”

Are you sure they aren’t talking about the one at Disneyland?


702 posted on 08/26/2009 6:36:07 PM PDT by Nik Naym (I remember when the United States was a free country. I feel old.)
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To: Lynne
"I wonder how his children feel, knowing that he had them declared bas***** when he got his annulment."

Kerry did the same thing with his first wife.

703 posted on 08/26/2009 6:42:29 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: philman_36
that's why i've said little.

i'm already SICK, however, of the constant FAWNING by every person i've heard on radio/TV all day. even on FOX!!!!

free dixie,sw

704 posted on 08/26/2009 6:43:53 PM PDT by stand watie (Thus saith The Lord of Hosts, LET MY PEOPLE GO.)
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To: Gigantor



RIP
705 posted on 08/26/2009 6:49:03 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

A mock ad from National Lampoon.


706 posted on 08/26/2009 6:49:18 PM PDT by TankerKC (USAF...retired. Well, on Terminal Leave.)
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To: stand watie

Hey, you’re still around.


707 posted on 08/26/2009 6:52:03 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: jhw61

“Again, kind post. I’m not going to comment on Ted Kennedy as my mother and father taught me, the dead are not here any longer to defend themselves. Although, my inner thoughts are similar to many here today.”

i agree, especially within the first 24 hours after their passing. That would be stepping on his family who are mourning their loss.


708 posted on 08/26/2009 6:54:52 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


709 posted on 08/26/2009 6:57:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Gigantor
I can't help but think waitress sandwiches now will be open-faced.
710 posted on 08/26/2009 6:59:08 PM PDT by magellan
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To: stand watie
...the constant FAWNING...
You actually expected something else? It was almost a forgone conclusion that it would happen.
Is Camelot Over?
>news at 11<
711 posted on 08/26/2009 7:01:17 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: stand watie
HA!
"Is Camelot Over?"

Sen. Kennedy, last tie to Camelot, dies
...the last tie to Camelot, Massachusetts Senior Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who spent his career battling for universal health care, has died.

712 posted on 08/26/2009 7:09:00 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Canadian Outrage; Fiddlstix; y'all

I understand 100%!

I disagree with Chappaquiddick Ted on 99.99% politically.

He would have been ZERO but for Big Bro Jack, for sure!

In my estimate, he has always been a zero.

As I have posted before, he is (was) walkin’, talkin’,
livin’, breathin’ proof that there is NO MINIMUM IQ required
for votin’ !!


713 posted on 08/26/2009 7:15:38 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: Gigantor

RIP Big Teddy!


714 posted on 08/26/2009 7:17:55 PM PDT by surfing_the_red_wave
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To: Feckless

:^D


715 posted on 08/26/2009 7:32:00 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: MeekOneGOP; Northern Yankee
Well, it would be hypocritical of me to say that I'm sorry to hear about his passing. I honestly don't care – I know it's wrong not to care about someone – but I simply don't have a sympathetic reaction. They guy was a bad apple.

The blood from the death of an innocent woman was on his hands, and he escaped severe criminal punishment and the people of his state enabled him, returning him to the US Senate for decades.  On the contrary, he enjoyed the adulation and admiration of the media, and from many in the public at large.  He was treated like royalty and had exercised his government power for way too many years.

I know God is going to judge him, but that's not to say that he shouldn't face accountability on earth for his deeds.  He deserves more than just some criticism, in my opinion. Let God judge his eternal soul, and let us remember what he did during his time on earth.

716 posted on 08/26/2009 7:44:09 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

“He deserves more than just some criticism, in my opinion.”

he does but not so soon after his death.


717 posted on 08/26/2009 7:52:33 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: ari-freedom

Please ping me when you think it is an appropriate time to do so.


718 posted on 08/26/2009 7:56:38 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

24 hours is my rule
I gave it to novak even though he was a vociferous Israel hater and pro-arab at every opportunity. The left hated him? he was also against the war in iraq!

Though I grant that the Kopechne incident does make this more than just about a man who had very bad ideas.


719 posted on 08/26/2009 8:11:07 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: ari-freedom
OK, great. I'll will ping you tomorrow at about this time with my comments. :-)

That wasn't too bad.

720 posted on 08/26/2009 8:15:51 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Feckless; NFHale
remind me never to p!zz ya off...lolol

haledude, check this post...

721 posted on 08/26/2009 8:19:04 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Luke 22:36...Trust in the Lord...=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: NFHale
yeah, the seat is gonna be 'democrat'ically filled...

BTW, did yall pay attention to the keywords list ??? pretty much anything h2o related will ping this thread...heheheh

722 posted on 08/26/2009 8:21:18 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Luke 22:36...Trust in the Lord...=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: Nik Naym

No, I was quoting the other poster who said HE was impressed, which was why I wanted to name it the “Doesn’t-Matterhorn”. The only thing Fat Teddy ever did that impressed me was leaving the Senate.


723 posted on 08/26/2009 8:21:50 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: ari-freedom

“he does but not so soon after his death.”

Why?


724 posted on 08/26/2009 8:25:17 PM PDT by Nik Naym (I remember when the United States was a free country. I feel old.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Dit-dit-dit-dittos !!

bu-bu-bu-bu-bump !!!


725 posted on 08/26/2009 8:28:21 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: Nik Naym

because he has a family who will have to mourn their loss.


726 posted on 08/26/2009 8:28:39 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: ari-freedom

Do you really think his family reads FR?

I don’t give two rats asses about his family either. I am sick to death of these white trash Kennedys being held up as some kind of royalty.

Joe was a scumbag who raised scumbags. Scumbags beget scumbags.


727 posted on 08/26/2009 8:38:30 PM PDT by Nik Naym (I remember when the United States was a free country. I feel old.)
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To: AmericanArchConservative
(searching for my sense of charity...

Some people don't deserve any charity. On the other hand, may worms spoil his dirt nap was hardly necessary to get your point across, IMO.

Just my opinion, as I said, so don't come railing back at me in self-defense.

I'll never forget Ted's disgusting abandonment of Mary Jo and I have no regard for him.

728 posted on 08/26/2009 9:28:55 PM PDT by IIntense
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To: Nik Naym

I don’t know what number prick I will be responding to Kennedy’s death, but He definitely won’t be visiting Mary Jo. Plus, the Kennedy’s on Earth have a way to getting with murder, but where this SOB is going, there is no bargaining.
Finally, the people of the United States WILL NOT miss the way this guy played the rules.


729 posted on 08/26/2009 9:53:21 PM PDT by antiunion person (PALIN for PRESIDENT 2012)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
well, at least some of the time.

free dixie,sw

730 posted on 08/26/2009 10:14:21 PM PDT by stand watie (Thus saith The Lord of Hosts, LET MY PEOPLE GO.)
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To: philman_36
i'd guess that i presume that at least a FEW of "the talking heads" might have a little self respect.

free dixie,sw

731 posted on 08/26/2009 10:15:25 PM PDT by stand watie (Thus saith The Lord of Hosts, LET MY PEOPLE GO.)
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To: RAO1125

Can you say Senator Joseph Patrick Kennedy II?


732 posted on 08/26/2009 10:37:47 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: skeptoid
here's a collage I saved:~

wellstone.memorial.laugh.fest

733 posted on 08/27/2009 2:02:09 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: RushCrush
no idea what magazine it was in back in the day..found this online:~

kennedy.neck.brace

734 posted on 08/27/2009 2:13:01 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Very well said.

We often hear people cry out for justice and a sense of fair play in our society. Too often it's just lip service among many.

I can't understand those who are so ready to overlook the Mary Jo Kopechne tragedy, so they can advance the cause of Teddy Kennedy. His behavior after the accident was despicable. Why he was allowed to continue on in the senate is beyond me; but more than that, why he allowed himself to continue on in that high office speaks of a deep character flaw. Most reasoned people with a sense of honor would never been in that position to begin with. And even if someone did get in that type of circumstance of having a traveling companion lying in the car underneath the water, I know that you would move Heaven and Earth to get that person out of the trapped car. Kennedy's accounts after that accident are deplorable. Inexcusable. God will judge that action.

We are in the midst of seeing a media gone wild with this death. It will be come too much to bear for many of us. We can only thank God that he has given us the wisdom to see the truth and know it.

I heard Obama is going to give the eulogy. Perhaps there is justice after all.

735 posted on 08/27/2009 3:30:56 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Gigantor

His brother John was a war hero and a believer in cutting taxes to grow the economy.

Ted was neither a hero, nor one who had a clear vision of what was good for the nation. In fact, in my view he actively worked to undermine the nation.

Therefore, his removal from the Senate is probably a good thing for the nation.

I imagine there were people who actually cared for him, and that this is not all spin. However, coming out the spin room that he created, who can really say?

“Wolves don’t smile. They just show off their teeth.” — Atomic Atoms, 2008


736 posted on 08/27/2009 5:37:06 AM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends all who ask Him for help.)
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To: musicman

“BYE”
The medium is the message, once again.


737 posted on 08/27/2009 6:06:36 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: supremedoctrine

Tombstone fan?


738 posted on 08/27/2009 6:08:51 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: geege
That is demented.
739 posted on 08/27/2009 6:53:27 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKEES! I LOVE MY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!)
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To: philman_36
"Is Camelot over?"

Of course not, LOL.

The torch has been passed to Barack, the last of the Kennedy brothers.

We're now entering the era of "Bamalot".

Leni

740 posted on 08/27/2009 7:02:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Still Thinking

I stayed away from all news sources when I heard. My condolences to his family.


741 posted on 08/27/2009 9:08:47 AM PDT by publana (Obama, you will not intimidate me into not voicing my opinions.)
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To: parsifal

“Well, it just hit FR. They are trying to name the health care bill after him!

parsy, who anticipated as much”

Yep, you did! And I’ll go one further...will we soon hear publicly of some kind of supposed deathbed request calling on us to pass the legislation? You know....”In his final days...his focus still remained on passing legislation that would provide health care for the needy”....or some such B.S.


742 posted on 08/27/2009 10:12:59 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (Sarah Palin supports a "path to citizenship" = AMNESTY for illegal aliens. .... DEMINT '12)
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To: Kimberly GG

OMG! You’re right. What if they have a video, and his last words are “Health care. Go win one for the Tedster”

parsy, who hopes the exploitation backfires


743 posted on 08/27/2009 11:34:51 AM PDT by parsifal (Dare I mention the term common sense? Book of Vinnie - Chapter 58 Verse 1 (The Boomer Bible))
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To: Anti-Hillary
I think he was about to wright a book. He may have contacted certain people to help him with it. I'm not sure but the book could have exposed a few of the liberal Rats.
I think he was very jealous of his bothers, he was nothing more than a lush. The Kennedy's yes have done some good but the little bit of good they have done doesn't out way the bad. +
744 posted on 08/27/2009 7:21:57 PM PDT by rebapiper
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To: bitt
What fight? Election fraud is not a fight. He has already asked that his Wife replace him.
The have got to replace him with another RAT if they want to keep a filibusters proof Senate. Acorn is getting Billions of dollars to keep these RATs in office. We'll be lucky if we every truly see another real election.
They have to stay in power to keep the criminals safe, like stopping the investigations that were to take place on Bill Richardson. Richardson should have been behind bars many times over. It would do this country a lot of good if Richardson followed Kennedy.
745 posted on 08/27/2009 7:35:35 PM PDT by rebapiper
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To: Gigantor

746 posted on 08/27/2009 7:39:02 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: nutmeg

I bet his wife is in her glory, the DRUNK is gone, she’ll be looking for wealth and power. She seems to make it a point of being seen.


747 posted on 08/27/2009 7:41:02 PM PDT by rebapiper
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
He doesn't need a photo op any more or a phony knee surgery. Hitlary is still looking for a photo op, her sprained arm didn't go over to big.
748 posted on 08/27/2009 8:00:11 PM PDT by rebapiper
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To: Maverick68

I am a tombstone fan now that I’ve seen the potential exhibited by the “Bye” tombstone.
What would Al Franken’s tombstone read?


749 posted on 08/28/2009 6:45:38 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: Gigantor

Ted Kennedy’s death was the very best day of my life.


750 posted on 08/29/2009 4:01:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (It's Claire Wolfe Time.)
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